Monday, February 4, 2008


We’ve been tagged by our new friend, Fay Our charge: to reveal seven quirky (and previously unknown) things about us. Ari and I have been talking it over, and we’ve decided that we’ll share the task. Here’s what we’ve come up with so far:

1. Most of you know that Ari’s father is a rescue husky. Her mom is a Jindo, a little-known breed in the U.S. that is actually deemed a cultural monument in their native Korea.

2. In honor of Ari’s mixed lineage, we named her “Mitten” in Korean: Bung Ari Jan Gab. Literally translated, that means “glove without fingers.” So in other words, Ari’s name is “Without.” I love the postmodernism inherent in this name; she could care less. She just knows she's either in trouble or about to get to do something fun.

3. We're both die-hard foodies. Ari’s biggest weakness is slightly-aged fox scat. Mine is samosas with cilantro sauce. We both agree the best thing to ever grow on a tree is an avocado.

4. Even though we both act like Mouse, our rescue cat, really bothers us, we secretly love it when she curls up and sleeps next to either of us.

5. We failed our first “basic behaviors” class because I forgot to make us practice. This thrilled the unruly caninaturalist.

6. Ari is afraid of things that go bump in the night. A lot of the time, I am too.

7. We both have tattoos.

Quirky? You be the judge. Now, though, you can claim you know seven of our deepest, darkest secrets. Okay, maybe not really. We’ll save those for another post.

As per Fay’s instructions, our job is now to tag seven friends. We’re going to borrow a page from the venerable Marigold, goat philosopher, and issue a general tag to our readers in the hopes that seven of you will respond. If you do, just follow these simple rules:

1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Post 7 random or weird facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

We’ll stop by and see what you’ve decided to reveal about yourselves. Hope you play!


Fay said...

Thanks for playing Kathryn and Ari! Nice to know I'm not the only foodie in the world!

thanks again!

The Daily Echo said...

Mom is insisting that I play and has given me my homework ::grumble::, to be due tomorrow. Stay tuned for that! Very interesting facts about Ari though.

Sitka and Tia's BLAWG! said...

Woo! What a fun game! Oh, I wanted to thank you two for your well thoughts for Tia. I appreciate it! Oh, I am going to add you to my list of friends so I can keep up with you two. Feel free to add me if you like.

Simba said...

Tattoo's, wow , you are the coolest dogs I know.

Simba xx

Katherine and Pippa, said...

Mistress wants the samosas and cilantro sauce.

Perhaps I would like them too as I like curry very much.


PS I can't think of anything weird about me.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

I will tell Steve and Kat to get right on this when they get home.

OR... maybe you all want to know things about me...


Anonymous said...

And I thought you were named for the king of beasts (Ari is Hebrew for lion).

The Daily Echo said...

Hey Ari - check out my blog. There's something there for you!

Marigold said...

The Mighty Quinn and Ella are afraid of things that go bump in the night too. I usually just keep eating.

Gus and Louie said...

Thanks for the tag guys. Fay tagged us last week so you can see our dark secrets.
You have a wonderful story about Ari..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus and Louie

Christy said...

I was tagged by someone else but you can count me as 1 of your 7 too.

jan said...

"Slightly aged fox scat"? Hm, a delicasy my dogs have yet to encounter. They do love anything dead that washes up from the ocean.

We revealed our darkest secrets a while back and everyone agreed we were incredibly dull. :-)

Blue said...


Glad to learn a little more about you both, am a curious sort.
I will pass for NOW on the 'Seven Weird Things' tag game; have revealed an awful lot about me recently on '100 Random Facts' & 'Power of 4 tags'- don't think bloglands ready for more just yet!

Best wishes, pats & pets

The Army of Four said...

Cool facts, Ari! We need to play this game! Maybe soon - we got lots of snow last night and will be busy for a while with that. You know, making cool forts and stuff.
I thought you might be part Akita! Interesting that your "mix" is a Jindo! Mom and Dad lived in Korea for 2 years and are familiar with your heritage, so to haroo.
We're going to add your link to our sidebar - hope that's OK!
Play bows,

Gary,Charity,Scarlett&Katie said...

Hi Ari,
I am a foodie too. I live to eat and drive my people crazy when it's anywhere close to breakfast or dinner time. My sister, Scarlett the Siberian, is skinny as a rail and rarely finishes her meals. I ALWAYS offer to help her out but my mama won't let me because she is afraid I'll gain too much weight. Newf pups have to be kept thin so their joints don't get screwed up. Scat sounds tasty. I haven't had a chance to try that yet.

I added my 7 things to our blog this morning. We enjoyed reading yours.

Love and slimy newfie kisses from Katie

Rusty said...

Hi! That was interesting! I liked getting to know you better! You know what I think might be better than slightly aged fox scat? Tootsie rolls from the cat box! Mom won't let me have any though!

Lorenza said...

Thanks for playing this game! Now we know you two better!
I love avocados too!
Kisses and hugs

powder-puff said...

Hey Ari!!

Sounds like a fun game!!

Glad i got to know more about ya!


Holly said...

Wow, those are actually cool things!! I am quite the foodie too! I love to eat more than anything!! Well, maybe nap.

I'll get my things listed tomorrow hopefully!


Dakota said...

We played! Thanks for the invite and stop by to see the answers.


IndyPindy said...

Ari, I am so jealous of the snow! We have not gotten enough this year!