Sunday, July 22, 2007

Fun Monday Frenemies

After last week's humongous participant list for Fun Monday, I gladly relinquished my crown to Willowtree. Much as I enjoyed last week, it was all I could do to keep up with all the fabulous rides! Check out his site for a full list of participants. Willow tried to keep us from posting photos, as his assignment was as such:

"Tell us about your best friend. Particularly things like: where you first met, how long you've been friends and why you think you are best friends"

This can be as long or as short as you like, it's totally open to interpretation, although I will ask that you resist taking the easy way out by claiming that your spouse is your best friend (most of us could all say that). And Min, if you are vacillating as to whether you can do this or not, I will accept imaginary friends.


You have to be kidding, Willowtree, no spouse? Well, I'm breaking the rules (again), because Roger is truly my best friend.This photo was taken by a family friend who has started her own photography business in town, and we were among her first subjects. She did a fantastic job.
Okay, okay - my NEXT best friend is The Offspring. We have GOT to have more photos taken together, as I realized this is the only recent one I could find, albeit fuzzy.The Offspring is still up to her own photography tricks, and photoshopped this self-portrait in the last few months. Sounds like Liberal Arts colleges will be in our future.Okay, so that was another "easy" out - so my REAL best friend? Well, my Poo Woo, of course! We met Poo Woo as a sad little pup, when he was locked into our neighbor's backyard, all but neglected. Every morning, The Offspring would run to him, offer him treats thru the fence, and pet him best she could thru the chain-links. He would press his little body against those links, so she could access as much of him as possible. He still does it out of habit:We finally asked the neighbor if we could make him our own - and called him "Lucky." After several visits to the vet and a $1,600 fence, he has become my favorite pal. Doesn't he look at home?I am often asked how he got to be called "Poo Woo." Well, I tend to come up with funny names for creatures I adore. The Offspring at one time was called "Missy Moo Milk-Face" because she was a messy nurser. "Lucky" evolved one day into "Lucky Loo Poo Woo," which we have shortened to "Poo Woo." Now go check out everyone's friends!

Oh, and Willowtree's alternative subject was for us to post about a TV character we despise - but, I don't watch enough TV to despise a character, just some of the real folks. So, you may stumble upon some enemies in your Fun Monday travels - be warned!

28 comments:

willowtree said...

Apart from writing about cakes or sandcastles, I honestly don't know how you could have broken more rules!! Well done Tiff, I'm proud of ya!

And Poo Woo really is one lucky dude.

Arkansas Songbird said...

Good post! And I'm thrilled that blogger finally allowed me to comment....

Robocop said...

It is good to have best friends, even if they are family.

Joy T. said...

Awww Poo Woo is so adorable! And love the name. Lucky to have family as friends.

my4kids said...

Aww Poo Woo...thats cute.
I consider my hubby to be my best friend also but I did choose a close friend. I hope to be able to say any of my kids are my best friends when they are teenagers or older someday. For now I'm just mom.

ChrisB said...

I'm like you and have broken the rules! I mentione dmy daughters and my dog who is now dead.

Beccy said...

I'm soo glad you rescued Poo Woo and broke the rules!

Tiggerlane said...

willowtree - it would be a miracle if I didn't break the rules! Thanks again for hosting.

arkansas songbird - I'm glad, too - and who doesn't love a dose of Poo Woo?

robocopy - considering how many people aren't blessed with close family ties, you are right.

joy t. - Poo Woo is my baby dog - I just LOVE him!

my4kids - hopefully, as they get older, you will be their friend and confidante. If I singled out one of my friends - someone would have gotten hurt.

chrisb - great minds think alike!

beccy - I'm all about breaking rules - and the Poo rescue was something that my heart just TOLD me to do. We didn't need a dog - but heck, his sad little face just broke me.

Debs said...

Poo Woo is too cute! Beautiful pics and another great post. Love that you break the rules.

Jodi said...

I love Poo Woo!! Have a great Monday!

Beckie said...

You made my day! I am not the only one that broke the rule!

Nice post!

susan said...

Now if I were a rule breaker, I would put pretty much the same sort of people (slightly different names and appearance!) Great post!

JennieBoo said...

Wow! Great minds think alike. "The Hubby" is my bff...no matter what. As is my kitty.

Enjoyed your pics and post. No spouses....yeah right..

Happy Monday!

Amy W said...

Glad to see someone else cheated too.

wolfbaby said...

cool i wasn't the only one to shamelssly break rules LOL

love your pup and wow your daughter looks so much like you!!

Tiggerlane said...

debs - I AM the rule-breaker - and I love breaking WT's rules!

jodi - thanks! And Happy Monday to you, too!

Beckie - Now I hope I have time to check out the rule-breakers, sounds like there are a lot of us!

susan - are you straight as an arrow? C'mon - next time, break the rules! (Remember, WT lives far, far away - he can't smack us with a stick.)

jennieboo - I'm with you. The spouse is the BFF!

amy w - we should all start a rule-breakers and cheaters club.

wolfbaby - hehehe - we are a sneaky bunch, I gather. Yeah - and hopefully, the kid's butt won't look like mine later. Sigh...

gawilli said...

Dang. Now I want to go break a rule too!

Shame on me, I really didn't think about Cali and she truly is one of my very best friends. There is no love as unconditional as hers.

Poo Woo does look very much at home!

theotherbear said...

I love poo woo!
I think if I got a dog I would like to name it something funny, then make my husband go and call it all the time, like for dinner or walkies or whatever. Poo woo would work for that.
Glad you rescued him!

Tiggerlane said...

gawilli - go break some rules, pronto! And in that last photo, you might be able to tell why my husband's pet name for him is "The Nutless Wonder."

theotherbear - I always wanted to name a dog "Oink," but Roger wasn't up for that. He DID used to know someone with a dog named "You." Which was funny, listening to the guy call him - "Hey, YOU! Get over here."

mjd said...

Your photgraphs are fabulous. Congratulations, on being married to your best friend, I cannot think of a better foundation for marriage.

Raven_Dase said...

such beautiful pics!!! and a wonderful post to read:D

Rachel said...

Having family as your best friends is the best way to have it!!

swamp witch said...

I think you just out-did me on the rule-breaking thing and I love it especially since it was DubYaT's Fun Monday.
Good job.
The Nutless Wonder?
Congrats on being married to your best friend. Beautiful photo. Easy to see why your friend is now a professional...of course, she had some good subjects.

M@ said...

Very cute.

Claudia said...

my mom and grandmother use to always say to marry your best friend! you followed their rules!! :) I love what the Offspring did with that picture...maybe just Art college rather than liberal arts???

Matt-Man said...

Great Pics Tigger, and carry on with what looks like a great life. Cheers!!

Tiggerlane said...

mjd - when looks and sex fade away, at least I'll still have someone to share everything else with!

raven_dase - thanks so much!

rachel - sadly, I wish more people could have what we have. I see too much pain and sorrow in the relationships that surround me.

swampy - the nutless wonder - as in, I wonder where his nuts went?

m@ - sneaky new identity, I see!

claudia - anywhere she can get a scholarship, at this point!

matt-man - thanks so much! Cheers to you, as well!

piglet said...

those are awesome photos and i love that your husband is your best friend. that is exactly how it's supposed to be :)