Sunday, May 11, 2008


Dear Friends,
I’m afraid we haven’t been very attentive bloggers this week. We’ve been tagged several times for a great new meme, and it’s only now that we’re getting around to it. We’re really sorry—it’s not that we aren’t interested. To the contrary, we love these challenges, and we’re always so honored when you think to tag us. It’s just been an unusually busy week around here, mostly because of the human graduation at the college where I teach. That’s always a hectic time for us: I have my grading and banquets; Ari has to give a personalized goodbye to every student who has ever patted her head or touched her ears or, in some very special cases, stopped by to give her a good walk when I couldn’t get home in time. This year was particularly busy, since the college decided to give Presidential Candidate and Citizen of the World H.A. Turbofire an honorary degree (yes, dog bloggers, that means he is now Dr. Tubey to you all. We’ll all have to wait to see if he insists upon such formalities).

Hosting a dignitary is always stressful, but when said dignitary demands gilded water dishes, a trail of bacon, and a mile-high stack of toilet paper tubes in his state room, that puts a lot of pressure on us. Don’t get me wrong—it was absolutely worth it (you’ll see soon enough: Professor Turbo agreed to post the transcript of his commencement address on his blog), still, that didn’t leave us a lot of time for meming.

So here we are, late on a Sunday night and hat in hand, begging your indulgence with our very tardy meme, which was first given to us by our good friend Zim over at the Army of Four. The instructions are as follows:

· Write your own six word memoir.
· Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
· Link to the person that tagged you in your post.
· Tag at least five more blogs with links.
· Don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.
· Have fun.

Without further adieu, then, I offer our own riff on this little challenge, which we hope will let you all get to know Ari forwards and backwards.

A ngelic

R akish

I ntrepid

I ncorrigible

R uminating

A dored .

That was a lot of fun. And we’re aware that this meme has made its way around the canine circuit quite a bit, so we want to send out a very special “tag” to our naturalist friends out there. They’re all amazing photographers, so we know they’ll come up with something extra super special for an illustration.

All our best,


Tracey and Huffle said...

Ari is just adorable! I will make sure I stop by and visit more often. If you think it's ok I will do a meme too. Mum and I will work on it this week.

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrr Ari
Great post Harrrrr and Great answers Harrrr and great pics Harrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Oh, that was SOOOOOO worth the wait!

I had planned to tag WOO until I saw The Ao4 had already done so!!

Oh, Dokhtor Turbo - WOW - a skholar AND a prezident!!!


Turbo the Sibe said...

Thanks for the invite and the degree!

And regarding the TP tubes, they were just going to waste and I recycled them!


Eve said...

Great post and tag answer!! I'm kind of new to this stuff so not up on my blog lingo.
Love the pics especially Ari being Rakish!!! Perfect description!

Sandpiper said...

Well done! I'm not crazy about memes, but seeing yours was fun!

The Army of Four said...

Oh, Ari! That was GREAT and toatlly worth waiting for! I can't decide which picture I like best. They're all so wonderful! Maybe "rakish", 'cuz I'd love to be running through that snow with you!
Play bows,

The Daily Echo said...

Great job! We can relate to that end of the year hustle and bustle. Mom announced she's gong to find at least 5 more hours in each day no matter what!

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Great job! I just read where Tubey had singled you out and I knew you'd be in trouble from the Prez if you didn't act fast! I'm glad to see you didn't get in trouble. :-)


JB's Big World said...

You did a great memoir! I know how hard it can be to keep up with all of this blogging! Great job.

Rhea said...

Ari is such a great looking dog! Cute meme.

Island Rambles Blog said...

Good job with the meme, I love the pictures. Blogging takes a lot of time when you are busy like Ari seems to be...cheers.

Holly said...

Great job!!! You are such a cutie! I like that you have a floppy ear like my brother Samuel! Gives you personality times 2!!!


For The People said...

What is a meme?

Lorenza said...

Good job with the Memoir Meme!
Great words, great pictures!
Kisses and hugs

umekotyan said...

Good evening Ari.
Please spend the body importantly at busy time.
And, the research is Ari memoirs.
For Casanova, it is not. :)
This is a joke.

There are no ends of the learning.
It teaches to Ari for me.
Wonderful time with the student is important.

from loved ume tyan

Naturegirl said...

Kathryn love this meme! Ari is so handsome and yes adorable as your first comment said! purzzzzzz NG and her felines