Saturday, May 26, 2007

SIMPLY SUMO...

I was tagged by Caroline and Arleta for a Meme where I am to list 7 or 8 random facts about myself. Since I already played along with this a few months back on this post, I thought I would let Sumo list a few random things about himself.

Sumo Says:

Here are random facts about me that you may not know:

1. I was born at the home of my parents, Mocha and Hershey, on March 3rd 1996. My mom was a yellow Labrador Retriever and my dad was a chocolate Labrador Retriever. Here is a picture of my mom and I a few weeks after I was born.




2. My registered name is Prince Sumo of Lantz. A very fancy name, I think. (I guess the house I was born in was on Lantz street..hence that part of my name!).



3. I have lots of siblings! (I can't remember exactly how many.. I've lost track of most of them). My litter had 4 yellows; 2 blacks and 1 chocolate. None of them were as cute as me!! My sister, Nikko, lives with me and is 9 months older.


4. I once took Second Place in a dog show. I was a little disappointed I didn't get First Place. Oh well. After the show, I went to the vet and got tutored. I hoped I would do better after that, but they never entered me in any more shows!! Go figure!


5. I once cut my chest open on barbed wire and my master, Steve, stitched me up all by himself. I kept thinking "but you're just a people doctor" but they couldn't understand. He actually did a very good job and you can't even see the scar!!


6. I was quite the athlete in my day! I could run and swim like a champ! I'm a little more arthritic these days, but still have some spunk in me! Just last night I chased a cat off our property... and I was really moving!!! Here is a picture of me 7 years ago after a long swim in the lake. Boy, I didn't realize how gray I've gotten....






7. I sleep probably 20 hours a day. It's an art! My favorite places to sleep are: on my landing going upstairs; in my doghouse in the garage or on the tile floor by the front door with the rug over my paw. At night I sleep on the floor at the foot of my masters' bed. (unless I snore and they send me to my landing....)


8. I secretly LOVE being the star of this blog and look for opportunities to model any knitting. Just yesterday I was able to model the hat that Janice finished. (She'll tell you more about it in a minute..) I think the color is good on me...


Well, that is all for now. I will tag any animal blog stars that happen to see this... (Zoe, Casey, Tinker Belle, Max... you know who you are!!)

Thanks for reading!!











Well, that is our Sumo. He has been the greatest dog! I was there the night he was born and have loved him ever since.

Now, about the hat. I was reading on Allison's blog about a knitting event that she and her mom are going to do next month and about the opportunity to knit hats for those undergoing chemo treatments. I thought that sounded like a great idea. I've never knit a hat before, but always wanted to try the Irish Hiking Hat. (This takes you to a Google search... I used the 7th link down PDF pattern) I used Paton's Wool Merino on size 7 needles and it was such a fun easy knit! I can see many more of these in my future. In fact, I hope to cast another one on today!!

Tomorrow is our 24th wedding anniversary! Hard to believe. We will be celebrating by going to Kirstin's graduation and to numerous open houses. We have a trip planned for next January to celebrate our 25th which is only a year away!! :-)

Until Next Time....

14 comments:

hakucho said...

Sumo, I love the picture of you and your mom :) You certinly were a very cute baby!

Janice & Steve...Happy Anniversary! We just celebrated our 23rd, just one year behind you :)

Robin said...

That is so cool Janice. I might just have to do one for Gizmo. The hat looks great.

AR said...

Geeze, Sumo, you're lucky you had your daddy there to sew you up. How scary. That is a very cute baby pic!!

Shelley said...

I love that Sumo uses the word "hence"! What a cute baby pic of him and his mom - looks like he's about to bite her on the nose. I'll have to get Tinker Belle to do this meme in a day or two (since I already did my version).

Happy Anniversary!!

Carrie said...

I loved this meme! The picture of Sumo with his mom is priceless! And still chasing cats - whatta guy. =) I'm going to go find that pdf now. I love the Irish Hiking Hat!

Zoe at The Loopy Ewe said...

Dear Sumo,
I know you tagged me (and Casey) in your meme, but what I'm wondering is why in the world you'd chase a cat off of your property? Cats are cool. I'm a bit disappointed that you don't like us. (But you'd like me. I just know it.) Love, Zoe

Jknits said...

Happy anniversary. Enjoy the celebrating, you deserve it.

Mary R. said...

looks wonderful.

Kristin said...

Sumo was a pretty cute puppy.(course he still is a pretty cute puppy)

Caroline said...

Sumo, you are still adorable, even at your age.

Janice, my daughter made your caramel rice krispy treats for our end-of-the-year swim team barbeque last week, and they were the first dessert to go. Well, actaully I tried to hide a few bars to take home. Russ found me out and helped me finish them off!

rohanknitter said...

Awww.... if that isn't the cutest little puppy picture! Max wants Sumo to know that he did his meme!
Very nice hat! I love that Irish Hiking Pattern.

Samantha said...

Aww Sumo, he's so cute. :)

Happy Anniversary!

Your hat is gorgeous.

Deborah said...

He seriously looks like he is smiling while wearing that hat!

zippiknits said...

Hi Sumo, my name is Jasper, Jazzie for short. I'm an old man like you nowadays, so am perfecting the Art of Sleeping. My 11th birthday is coming up and I hope I don't sleep through it!

Last year Mom made a meatball for me and put a candle in it. She was blabbing away about something, but I wouldn't eat the meatball because the candle smell was on it. These humans. sheesh.. Yawn.. well, time to sleep. Keep chasing those pests out of the yard! Good Dog!