Its Me, Ali Z!
Hello all you Kitties and Pups:
We have some questions to answer, so here we go!
Our friend, Cloud the Wonder Dog asks Can you tell me what happened to all the fatty, fat squirrels that were around a few months ago? All I can find are normal sized ones.
The squirrels are very much like other animals who stoke up for the winter, hiding food in their little dens, as you know food is scarce during the winter time. So they are fat when they go in, but skinnier when they come out. They also have a litter of babies to take care of during this time. Not an easy life!
Twinkie Thompson says As I've told you, Ali Z, I am jealous of your special post and I want to do my own version, what do you think?
I think, Twinkie, this would be a great idea for you. You never seem to be at a loss for words and you are certainly a clever dog. (Be sure and go to Twinkie's website to learn about his Global Animal Blogging Event.)
The Houston Pittie Pack is next with a question from their Wee Ones Division. Wee Tiger says he is going to have a first date with a lovely dog named Mona. He is nervous and even plans to take a bath. His question is What would be a nice gift to give her on our first date so she can like me?
Maybe, a nice ball, or a bone is something she would like. What she would probably like best is if you were on your best behavior and treated her very nicely. Try not to be nervous, you both will have a nice time.
Mayzie wonders why there are no four leggers wanted on the census information. She says we are part of the family, too. Who can I write to , to get this changed?
Good question, Mayzie and I very much agree with you. You could start on the 'net at
http://2010.census.gov/2010census/ and see if there is a place there for suggestions, although it has been my experience the government is seldom interested in my suggestions. Keep trying.
Our friend Max of South Africa wants to know if I catch mice. Uhh, Max, I am a declawed (my first family did this to me) indoor cat, and we have no mice in our house that we know of. So the answer is no, I don't catch mice. He further asks if I do, do I drop them on Mommy's bed for a treat? I would not do this if I caught a mouse because I value my life and I love my home. She would have a conniption fit!
Tank Colnar asks me a difficult question. He said I have noticed that sometimes dog and/or kitty bloggers actually forget who they are while they are writing .. .and become their animal. Isn't this creepy? This would never happen to me because I do my own typing most of the time.
I really don't have an answer to this question, Tank. I think we should ask for our blog readers to respond to this. My question to you is, How did you learn to type? Very few dogs have this ability as far as I know.
Readers . . .would you help us with this please?
Now, I want to thank you all for writing and for giving us interesting things to talk about. This will be my last column, because our Mom is changing the blog around a bit and we are passing the advice column on to another reader. Can you guess who it might be?
Watch our regular blog for some further changes!