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Thread: Hello from Iowa!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Hello from Iowa!

    I just discovered this website a few days ago and it's delightful! Pet people are the greatest.

    I live in a small town in eastern Iowa. I'm a retired elementary school teacher and I'm active in community theatre. I share my home with my two shih tzus. My older dog is Oberon, who just celebrated his seventeenth birthday three weeks ago. My other dog is named 13; he will be two years old a month from yesterday. Both my dogs were director's gifts from shows I have directed. (I picked out the dogs, though.) Oberon is named for the character by that name in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and 13 is named after the all-teen musical by Jason Robert Brown, a show I directed in 2010 - he was a gift from that cast so I named him for the show.

    They are both great dogs and although it was touch and go when 13 first came to live with us. Oberon is very patient and tolerant and laid back, but it took 13 several months to learn that Oberon does NOT like to have his tail pulled and he really can't play. They get along well now.

    I've enjoyed very much reading about everyone's pets so I thought I'd better introduce myself and tell you a little bit about mine!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Waltham, MA, USA
    Welcome to Pet Talk, you sound like you'll fit right in here! For many years I had a neighbor who grew up in Iowa, and when I mentioned it one day to my mother, she told me "be nice, your great-grandfather came from there!" which I had not known!
    I've Been Frosted

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Welcome to Pet Talk! I'm sure you will enjoy yourself!

    All things work together for good to them that love God.
    (Romans 8:28)

    I've been defrosted-- Thanks, Sana

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Illinois, USA
    Welcome, welcome! My sister works with a local high school theatre company and they did "13" two summers ago, that was my first experience with a Jason Robert Brown show.

    I'm Elyse -- I live in the west suburbs of Chicago, I'm a nurse and I have one cat. Several of the neighbors in my building have dogs, though.
    I've been Boo'd ... right off the stage!

    Aaahh, I have been defrosted! Thank you, Bonny and Asiel!
    Brrrr, I've been Frosted! Thank you, Asiel and Pomtzu!

    "That's the power of kittens (and puppies too, of course): They can reduce us to quivering masses of Jell-O in about two seconds flat and make us like it. Good thing they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd surely have taken over the world by now." -- Paul Lukas

    "We consume our tomorrows fretting about our yesterdays." -- Persius, first century Roman poet

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Delaware, USA - The First State/Diamond State - home of The Blue Hens
    Welcome to PT - from one Shih Tzu lover to another. I have one little boy Shih Tzu named Sparky and he is 13 years old, and one little girl Pomeranian named Myndi who is 16 years old. My name is Ellie - I'm retired and I live in central Delaware with my 2 fur kids. Hoping you'll enjoy it here, and of course we all would love to see lots of pics of your 2 little furkids.
    Wolfy ~ Fuzzbutt #3
    My little dog ~ a heartbeat at my feet

    Sparky the Fuzzbutt - PT's DOTD 8/3/2010
    RIP 2/28/1999~10/9/2012
    Myndi the Fuzzbutt - Mom's DOTD - Everyday
    RIP 1/24/1996~8/9/2013
    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

    To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
    Ecclesiastes 3:1
    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
    ~~~~true author unknown~~~~


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