Tuesday, July 08, 2008

my dog & me

who says dogs don't have moods and expressions? i felt a little bad yesterday for curry's birthday when i did not have a current picture to represent him well. i realized he much prefers natural lighting over flash photography and so as we spent the day outside together, i snapped a few shots along the way. not bad for 91, huh? (that's 13 in dog years)

Happy & Content

"Yea, whatever." (Frog Dog)

Noble One

and, since this post is entitled "my dog & me", here's the latest little quiz i came across. check it out and let me know who YOU are! wishing you glorious days of summer as they have finally arrived here in seattle. yippeee!!!!!

I'm a Talent!

You're a risk-taker, and you follow your passions. You're determined to take on the world and succeed on your own terms. Whether in the arts, science, engineering, business, or politics, you fearlessly express your own vision of the world. You're not afraid of a fight, and you're not afraid to bet your future on your own abilities. If you find a job boring or stifling, you're already preparing your resume. You believe in doing what you love, and you're not willing to settle for an ordinary life.

Talent: 72%
Lifer: 21%
Mandarin: 44%

Take the Talent, Lifer, or Mandarin quiz.


Ted Marshall said...

Just catching up, and I'm pleased to see all these photos of the wonderful, and indeed noble, Curry.
Happy belated birthday, Curry.
And yes, I'm a Talent, too.

Kayce aka lucy said...

i am thinking that maybe "lifers" don't take quizzes like this. too busy punching the clock perhaps? :-) and i have no idea what a mandarin is. anybody???

Barbara said...

I'm a mandarin, lucy. I thought the questions were a bit out of my field of experience, but the results are dead on for an academic like me.

You're an intellectual and you've worked hard to get where you are now. You're a strong believer in education, and you think many of the world's problems could be solved if people were more informed and rational. You have no tolerance for sloppy or lazy thinking. It frustrates you when people who are ignorant or dishonest rise to positions of power. You believe that people can make a difference in the world, and you're determined to try.
Talent 36%, Life 38% Mandarin 72%

Happy birthday, Curry, by the way.

Kayce aka lucy said...

barbara--thank you so much for filling me in on the virtues of a mandarin. from what i know of you, it sounds perfect. what would we do without "mandarins" to inspire us to make a difference in the world?

Ted Marshall said...

Barbara, this seems to me to be another connection with fingernails. Chinese mandarins used to grow theirs long as a sign of not needing to do manual work, I understand.

Barbara said...

Aha! It would seem I am finally fulfilling my destiny. Mind you, I couldn't grow my nails when I was actually teaching and correcting sloppy and lazy thinking or dealing with ignorant folk who rose to positions of power as faculty union president. Too many deadlines and stress factors, I guess.

Leah said...

curry is so cute. what a sweet face. animals definitely can show their moods on their faces. :-) happy birthday to curry!!

Kayce aka lucy said...

thanks tess and barbara for that little side conversation :-)

leah--curry thanks you very much for the birthday wishes!

Dianna Woolley said...

The Curry photos are wonderful. We must love every minute of him and not grieve before it's time:).....easier said than done - he really is getting to be an old doggie!

Test, test, test - I'll send you the results:)


Kayce aka lucy said...

SS--yep...i'm sticking pretty close to him these days. he is still such a sweetheart and i hope to have as good an attitude when i hit 91!!!