Friday, September 27, 2013

Feature Friday

This weeks Feature Friday comes all the way from Panama City, Florida. We caught up with Ernie this week and this is what he had to say:

LoD: We know you live in Florida, how is that treating you?
Ernie: Florida has been tough on me! The summer heat is unkind to my dense physique...and I miss frolicking in and eating fresh Midwestern snow!

LoD: What is your favorite quote?
Ernie: “Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.” ― Paul Terry

LoD: When you have 30 minutes of free time what do you do?
Ernie: Everyone seems to think that I just snooze all day, rising from my couch nest only to eat meals of fresh meat and kibble (that costs more than what my human family eats) and relieve myself. But that is just not true. I am constantly supervising my dad. Whenever Dad messes something up, you can be sure it was because I took a much-needed 30-minute break... and wasn't there to watch over him.

LoD: Thousands of homeless dogs wand to know, how did you find yourself such an awesome home?
Ernie: On February 15th 2009, my Aunt Sarah crossed paths with me at a PetSmart adoption event. She knew my mom was looking for a pup like Ellie, and I seemed like a good match! She called Mom and told her that if she didn't come look at me, she was going to sit on the floor of PetSmart all night! Mom grabbed her checkbook (because let's face it...who's going to drive all the way to PetSmart and NOT bring a pup home?!), and found Aunt Sarah sitting on the floor with me. When her eyes met mine, I knew it was love...there was no way she could resist someone this obscenely good-looking and charming, and all wrapped up in a slightly-obese orange package!

LoD:We've heard rumors that you are a bit of a diva, can you confirm this?
Ernie: My family loves to share the classic 'King Ernie' incident. One summer evening in Ohio, I found myself sprawled out atop mom and dad's king sized bed (with freshly-laundered down comforter), my block-head on dad's memory foam pillow, and my paws in the air. Mom proceeded to shovel spoonfuls of Oreo frozen custard into my mouth with one hand, and rub my belly with her other hand. As an aside, I don't understand why this qualifies me as a diva...this should be part of every dog's daily routine.

LoD: Last question, what are you wearing for Halloween?
Ernie: I'm going to be a pilot!!


  1. Jon here from
    I love reading posts that feature the dog in first person. I've bookmarked your blog!
    I'm still laughing at this:
    Ernie: “Whenever I feel the need to exercise, I lie down until it goes away.” ― Paul Terry

  2. This is hilarious!!!! I think Ernie and I could be best friends.

  3. Aw, sure do have the life!