Yes, I am a dog

Wolf? Dog? Coyote? Mean? Nice? Boy? Girl? People ask questions about me all the time. I suppose I am an unusual dog. Sometimes it bothers me, but usually if it means I get some extra love or PL-approved treats I don't mind at all. Ask away! However, if you say I'm pretty, I will kiss you!

Ask Cleo!
It has been awhile since I've done a question and answer session. I thought it might be fun to share with you the five most frequently asked questions, along with my answers to each.

If you have one that isn't covered, ask me in the comments or send an email by clicking on that little envelope icon on the lower right in the side bar! I promise to answer all your questions, and if there are enough of them, we can do a follow up post.

Here are five things people want to know about me:

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Influence Positively Interview - Paris Permenter


Paris Permenter publishes along with her husband and writing partner, John Bigley. Since the late '80s, Paris and John have been professional writers, specializing in travel writing and authoring numerous magazine articles and 26 guidebooks. Concentrating primarily in Caribbean and romantic travel, the couple launched their first website In 2000. However, it wasn't until 2008, with the adoption of two shelter dogs, Irie and Tiki, that Paris and John switched their focus to dogs. Their newest book, Barkonomics: Tips for Frugal Fidos, combines their love of dogs with a lifetime of frugal living and Paris' academic background in Economics.

Paris and John live out in the country in the Texas Hill Country with their two dogs and four cats. When not at the keyboard, Paris enjoys long hikes around their property with the dogs, wading in the creek, and photography.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

I think my idea of perfect happiness is to wake up every day and feel excited about the day ahead, whether that day is going to be spent working or playing. Being self-employed, sometimes it's difficult to find a dividing line between "at work" and "off work" time but recently I came to realize that it doesn't matter. I'm really lucky that the line between work and play is blurred so an afternoon photographing our dogs is fun...and "work" at the same time!

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Pet Blog Hop & Attack of the Crab

Every Saturday I have to help clean the house and you can see why right here. My toys go on the attack sometimes and by the end of the week, they can make the house a little messy.

PL and my female like it when I get underfoot help, but I would much rather go visit friends at the Pet Blogger Blog Hop!

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Rather than clean, I would rather go meet new and old Pet Blogging furriends so please - I implore you - come visit and I promise to sneak away and come visit you!

Besides, I'm sure you are WAY more fun than playing "move the puppy" away from the loud machine that takes away my nice fur...

Award Winning Grouchy Puppy


We are so honored to get this award from such a great guy who has one of the coolest names ever, D'Artagnan Rumblepurr!  I can't believe my daily life is of interest to anyone or that you really like me and believe that I am not so grouchy.  Thank you and I won't let you down!  We just wish you and your blog, Rumble-bum was in California rather than NZ.

So that I do justice to your swashbuckling honor, here are the rules of this award:

  1. Copy and paste the Kreativ Blogger picture onto your blog. 
  2. Thank the person who gave you the award and post a link to their blog.
  3. Write 7 things about yourself we do not know.
  4. Choose 7 other bloggers to award. 
  5. Links to those 7 other bloggers.
  6. Notify your 7 bloggers.
Grouchy Puppy Facts
  • When my female boiled edamame for the first time at home - edamame are fancy soy beans served in Japanese restaurants - and one fell on the floor, I ate it! And I loved it! She laughed and laughed at me because I am not the most petite dog but I ate the tiny green bean with all the grace of the lady I am.

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