Who are you? 2013 Edition

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  1. ThoseWordsAtBest

    ThoseWordsAtBest Wu-Tang Steph

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    Nickname/Preferred name: It's Stephanie. Friends may call me Steph.
    Occupation: Putting in my two weeks at the shelter I work at, just got hired to rehabilitate dogs and get my CPDT-KA. Dream big for a CAAB down the road.
    Age: 26.
    About your dog(s): Pack of god **** angels.
    Interests: Dogs, tattoos (finishing my sleeve this year!), hair.
    Favorite music: A decent mix of things. Stuff like The National, Drive by Truckers, The Mountain Goats, The Hold Steady, Neko Case, Tom Gabel.. then stuff like Bane, The Refused, Every Time I Die.. then Gaga, Britney, Justin Bieber.
    Favorite book: As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner.
    Favorite quote: That which can be destroyed by the truth, should be. P.C. Hodgell.
    Random fact: Around the bar scene in town a ton of people know me, but not my name. Know me as Gaga of Kalamazoo. I'd post a photo showing why, but it's a lot of skin.

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  2. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    Same photo as last year, because I still love it, and it's the closest to what I actually look like. My hair is shorter though :p
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  3. Hillside

    Hillside Original Twin

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    Location:
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    Nickname/Preferred name: Corrie or on here, Hillsie or Hilly or any variation of Hillside
    Occupation: Retail pet store manager
    Age:34
    About your dog(s):Saga- 5.5 year old Doberman and Nico-2 year old Malinois
    Interests:dogs, tattoos, cooking, working out
    Favorite music: anything from punk rock to old rock and roll to old reggae, etc
    Favorite book: The Outlander series
    Random fact: I used to tour with a band

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  4. PawsibleDogs

    PawsibleDogs Crazy Dog Nerd

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    Nickname/Preferred name: Jenn
    Occupation: Dog trainer / student (Vet Tech program), hopefully re-adding veterinary assistant to that list as well soon.
    Age: 26
    About your dog(s): Dewy (10 yr. old Sheltie), Rio (9 yr. old Sheltie), Merlin (8 yr. old Sheltie), Potion (2 yr. old Border Collie).
    Interests: dog sports (top 3 being agility, obedience, and herding), pedigree research, structure, physical therapy/sports medicine, tinkering with technology
    Favorite music: Not overly picky - I like some things from all genres. Most likely to listen to variety stations that play 70's - current pop/rock/etc.
    Favorite book: Favorite non-dog book is A Wrinkle In Time... favorite dog book is Grisha Stewart's Behavior Adjustment Training.
    Favorite quote: “The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now†-- Zig Ziglar
    Random fact: 8 years after my first college class, I finally found a major that fits and I love. :dunno:

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  5. Red.Apricot

    Red.Apricot Active Member

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    Nickname/Preferred name: Apricot is fine.
    Occupation: Grad student - biology. I'm a TA, which is so much fun. I'm finding that I really enjoy teaching.
    Age: 23
    About your dog(s): Elsie is my dog, she's a two year old tervling, and Zobby's my boyfriend's peke/pit/monster, lol. He's going to be seven in April.

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    Elsie!

    Interests: Besides dogs and biology, I like horror movies, reading, hiking, biking, yoga, and being crafty. I also draw and paint, and I'm trying to learn a few different computer programs, although those are mostly for work.
    Favorite music: Old country music mostly. I've been listening to a lot of John Prine and quite a bit of Steve Earle lately.
    Favorite book: The Hobbit by Tolkien.
    Favorite quote: Currently it seems to be, 'Ain't nobody got time for that!'
    Random fact: My favorite color is orange.

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  6. Torch

    Torch New Member

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    Nickname/Preferred name: Melissa
    Occupation: Management trainee at Enterprise rent a car
    Age: 25
    About your dog(s): Henry is an awesome muttley boy. He's 6 years old and been with us for 5 years now. He's very sweet, gentle, and funny.
    Interests: Spending time with my family. Reading, the interwebs, being outside, exercising with Henry.
    Favorite music: I listen to everything. I love r&b and soul. Sam Cooke is one of my favorite artists. But I have favorites in every genre.
    Favorite book: The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy.
    Favorite quote: "Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside while still alive. Never surrender."-Tupac. I have "Never Surrender" tattooed on my back.
    Random fact: I'm very shy. No one believes it because I work in customer service and am a good conversationalist. But I grew up painfully shy. It wasn't until high school and college that I could even talk to strangers. I still prefer peace and quiet over big parties and gatherings. I'm not overly social.

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  7. k9krazee

    k9krazee Active Member

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    Name: Ashley
    Age: 24
    Occupation: Funeral Director

    Dogs:
    Sir Cody Crossbone- 1.5 yo ACD/Terrier
    Jack - 8 yo Lab/Beagle who lives with my parents

    Interests: Dog sports, dog training, traveling, 4 day weekends, family & friends, Michigan breweries, my job

    Fav. Quote: Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as if you'll die today

    I like all books and am a movie noob

    Random fact: I have a twin brother!

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  8. Julee

    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    Nickname/Preferred name: Julee

    Occupation: Dog Trainer/Doggy Daycare

    Age: 18 in July

    About your dog(s): Perma-Dogs:
    Embyr - 4.5 - lab mix - service dog
    Copper - almost 4 - American Foxhound
    Shadow - 10 - lab
    Fosters:
    Deke - 15 months - Anatolian Shepherd mix - service dog in training
    Bloo - 2 years - pittie

    Interests: Dogs. Other animals, nutrition (both animals and human), photography, MTG. Dogs. Dogs. More dogs.

    Favorite music: Country

    Favorite book: I don't think I have one at the moment! I like a lot of random stuff.

    Favorite quote:
    "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

    Random fact:
    I still have a baby tooth. I dropped out of high school at 15 to do what I love. I play Magic The Gathering every Friday night with my boyfriend at a card shop.

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  9. Oko

    Oko Silence, peasants.

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    Nickname/Preferred name: Oko or Tea, last one is a variation of my rl.
    Occupation: Student/Part-time employee at a not for profit.
    Age: Whippersnapper!
    About your dog(s): Wesley is a 2 year old standard poodle. Futurepuppy/Nicer (stand in name haha) is a border collie that only exists in my imagination.
    Interests: Tennis, photography, computer programming, animal behavior, animal training, all things dog, and EATING.
    Favorite music: A little bit of everything, really.
    Favorite book: To Kill a Mockingbird
    Favorite quote: "Faint heart never won fair lady" (hahaha)
    Random fact: I can turn one eye inward and roll the other. It's very cute.

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  10. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Nickname/Preferred name: Lauren
    Occupation: Geoscience technician
    Age: 26
    About your dog(s):

    Summer- 8 1/2 years young, female papillon. Sweetest dog that can be. Kind of crazy and neurotic but a heart of gold.
    Mia- almost 4 year old papillon. Resident brat and tennis ball nut. My best friend.

    Interests: Art, photography, dogs, dog sports
    Favorite music: Rock
    Favorite book: The Count of Monte Cristo
    Favorite quote: Dunno
    Random fact: I'm allergic to penicillin. And I'm terrified of heights. (I really couldn't think of anything!)

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  11. *blackrose

    *blackrose "I'm kupo for kupo nuts!"

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    Nickname/Preferred name: Andrea

    Occupation: veterinary assistant

    Age: 22

    About your dog(s):
    Chloe - 6 year old Collie/Aussie mix - lives with my parents, likely permanently
    Cynder - 7 year old Lab/Spaniel mix - Mike's dog
    Cooper - 3 year old Yorkie - lives with Mike, mostly "his dog"
    Gracie - 4 year old Dachshund - lives with Mike, mostly "my dog"
    FuturePuppy will be coming in June, if the stars align. He will be a Chesapeake.

    Interests: dogs, animals in general, reading, video games (RPG), anime, other fun nerdy things

    Favorite music: gothic symphony, I think is the genre. Intense music, good vocals.

    Favorite book: How about favorite series? Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files and Kim Harrison's The Hollows.

    Favorite quote: "Nothing's ever easy."

    Random fact: I've been playing the piano since I was six years old and I LOVE it.

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  12. AllisonPitbullLvr

    AllisonPitbullLvr New Member

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    And, go!



    Nickname/Preferred name: Allison

    Occupation: veterinary receptionist

    Age: 26

    About your dog(s): Obi is my heart- he is a 6 year old, permanently incorrigible boxer mix. He drives me crazy but he has a heart of gold. He is a blood donor and he has been used for education in schools and has worked at a hospice program for kids who have lost a parent.

    Buddy is my soul. She is a 13 year old pit type who embodies everything I've ever wanted in a dog. She is soul shine.

    Both are adopted from the HS.

    Interests: politics, BSL, HGTV, travel, my husband.

    Favorite music: eclectic. Whatever makes me happy but my car radio is always tuned to CBC radio.

    Favorite book: I like memoirs. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt is the first one that popped in to my head. But also Night by Elie Wiesel.

    Favorite quote: (even though I'm agnostic)

    People are often unreasonable, illogical,
    and self-centered;
    Forgive them anyway.

    If you are kind, People may accuse you
    of selfish, ulterior motives;
    Be kind anyway.

    If you are successful, you will win some
    false friends and some true enemies;
    Succeed anyway.

    If you are honest and frank,
    people may cheat you;
    Be honest and frank anyway.

    What you spend years building, someone
    could destroy overnight.
    Build anyway.

    If you find serenity and happiness,
    they may be jealous;
    Be happy anyway.

    The good you do today,
    people will often forget tomorrow;
    Do good anyway.

    Give the world the best you have,
    and it may never be enough;
    Give the world the best you've got anyway.

    You see, in the final analysis,
    it is between you and God;
    It was never between you and them anyway.

    Random fact: I met my husband in high school on a trip to Washington DC even though he only lived 20 minutes away and my mom used to work for his grandpa.



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  13. Taqroy

    Taqroy Active Member

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    Nickname/Preferred name: Taqroy or Taq
    Occupation: Server Admin
    Age: 26

    About your dog(s):
    In order of acquisition
    Murphy - an almost 10 (!!!) year old Bernese Mtn Dog/Basset mix. The easiest and fluffiest dog I will probably ever own.
    Mu - an almost 4 year old ACD/Corgi mix. Random words that describe this dog: smart, evil, adorable, angry, lovey, hungry, and stark raving mad.
    Tipper - 4-5 year old ACD/Corgi mix. Random words that describe this dog: barky, hilarious, awesome, cuddly, orange, weird, and barky.

    Interests: Dogs, training, knitting, sewing, hiking, outdoors, camping
    Favorite music: I have very random taste in music.
    Favorite book: There's no way I could pick only one.
    Random fact: I curse a lot. Like, really a lot. I tone it down in public but....yeah.

    PICTURES!
    My boys. <3
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  14. BostonBanker

    BostonBanker Active Member

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    Nickname/Preferred name: Boston
    Occupation: Analyst at an environmental testing company
    Age: 33

    About your dog(s):
    Meg: Perfection in canine form. Rescued at a year from a high kill shelter, the kindest dog ever with humans, serenades every cat she sees, best snuggler on the planet, has her PDCH (agility championship) and basically gets whatever she wants at this point.

    Gusto: My half BC/half alien puppy. Rescued, for the second and last time in his life, at about 5 weeks from an abandoned trailer. Is convinced the world exists for his pleasure and amusement. Believes that gravity is optional. Makes me laugh more than I ever though possible. Is madly in love with my horse. Slowly learning to be an agility star, when he isn't too busy eating pigeon poop or doing handstands on the jumps.

    Interests: Dogs, especially agility and training. Dressage. Photography. Reading. That's about all the interests I can afford!
    Favorite music: Broadway musicals, some newer folk-ish stuff (Avett Brothers especially), some fairly mainstream stuff (Coldplay, Snow Patrol) some country.
    Favorite book: Good Omens, right now. Ask me tomorrow, it may be something else. Good Omens stays near the top anyway.
    Random fact: I have six screws and 4 metal plates in my head.

    I can't recall the last time I had a picture taken of myself. I'm usually the one holding the camera! Here's the kids though.


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  15. noludoru

    noludoru Bored Now.

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    Nickname/Preferred name: Nolu. Noly. Nolusaurus. Saurus if I really like you.
    Occupation: Evil Car Salesperson.
    Age: 22.
    About your dog(s): Middie is 7 years old and adorable. And not exactly the brightest crayon in the box.
    Interests: Cars. Dogs. Photography. Diesel mechanics. Baking. GQ. Apartment Therapy.
    Favorite music: Indielectronicapop. That is my new genre.
    Favorite book: The Catswold Portal. Favorite recent books: A Song of Ice and Fire..
    Random fact: I have officially adopted gin & tonic as my new drink of choice. I'M NOT EVEN THIRTY YET, PEOPLE.

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  16. SizzleDog

    SizzleDog Lord Cynical

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    Nickname/Preferred name: Real name is Leah, people here call me Sizzle.
    Occupation: Senior Farm Processor (insurance job)
    Age: 27
    About your dog(s): Kaylee (Doberman, 5yrs) Jayne (Doberman, 3yrs) Revy (Pembroke Welsh Corgi, 3yrs) Tallahassee (Mexidog, 1yr) Poison (Doberman Pinscher, born 12-12-12)
    Interests: dogs... photography. That's about it.
    Favorite music: I listen to everything and anything. At home I usually have NPR's All Songs Condiered playing though.
    Favorite book: Life of Pi
    Favorite quote: "You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed." - The Little Prince
    Random fact: I'm the only person under the age of 60 in my immediate AND extended family.

    One of the only photos of me... I hate having my picture taken, unless I'm with a scary dog, of course. ;)

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  17. JustaLilBitaLuck

    JustaLilBitaLuck New Member

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    Nickname/Preferred name: Megan
    Occupation: I'm a supervisor at a pet food store.
    Age: 20

    About your dog(s):
    Missy - 6 year old Rottweiler.
    Jack - 5 year old Lhasa Apso.

    I also have a cat, Sassy, and two parakeets, Oscar and Emmy. And a betta named Charlie Sheen.

    Interests: Dogs, cats, animals in general, reading, music

    Favorite Music: I'll listen to anything once. But country is definitely my favorite.

    Favorite Book: I don't really have a favorite, it changes constantly. I just finished the Hunger Games trilogy, I really liked those.

    Favorite Quote: "I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be." -Douglas Adams

    Random Fact: I really, really hate having my picture taken and I'm not photogenic at all. So...the same picture that I used in the 2011 and 2012 threads...me and Jack my senior year of high school...

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  18. Dakotah

    Dakotah Kotah BEAR

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  19. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

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    Nickname/Preferred name: Ally
    Occupation: Veterinary technician
    Age: 21
    About your dog(s): Juno: Almost-4-year-old Boxer.
    Happy: 12ish year old keeshond? Border collie? Something? mix.
    Lucy: 7 year old bichon/poodle mix
    Pictures in my sig!
    Interests: Sleeping, eating, shopping
    Favorite music: I'll listen to just about anything, most commonly top 40 stuff just because it's convenient lol.
    Favorite book: Er... The Hunger Games series, Harry Potter series, Divergent series.
    Favorite quote: "It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart"
    Random fact: I will literally squeal like a little girl if I see a spider.

    Old photo! I don't usually make appearances though lol. I'm sure I'll have an updated one with Juno next month when it's her birthday :p
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  20. Equinox

    Equinox Active Member

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    Nickname/Preferred name: Grace

    Occupation: Student

    Age: 19

    About your dog(s): Trent, 4 year old German Shepherd Dog. Awesome dog of everlasting patience, good humor, and all around incredible-ness.

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    Interests: Listening to music, shopping, clothes and shoes, watching movies, food, picture taking and photography.

    Favorite music: Lana Del Rey, Ed Sheeran, Vienna Teng, Birdy, Bon Iver, Laura Veirs, Florence + The Machine, and Ludovico Einaudi (piano instrumentals). Like Fran, I also love film scores, especially the ones from How To Train Your Dragon, We Bought A Zoo (Jónsi and Sigur Ros), and Cloud Atlas (Tom Tykwer and Johnny Klimek). And I love, love, love listening to musical soundtracks from Les Misérables and Moulin Rouge!.

    Favorite book: Merle's Door by Ted Kerasote, and The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

    Favorite quote:

    “That which we manifest is before us; we are the creators of our own destiny. Be it through intention or ignorance, our successes and our failures have been brought on by none other than ourselves.â€
    — Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain.

    “Being alone is not the same as being lonely. Being alone is a neutral state; it is like a blind fish at the bottom of the ocean: without eyes, and therefore without judgement. That which is around me does not affect my mood; my mood affects that which is around me. The subjective nature of loneliness, which is something that exists in the mind, not in the world, and, like a virus, is unable to survive without a willing host.â€
    — Garth Stein, The Art of Racing in the Rain.

    “My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.â€
    — John Green, The Fault in Our Stars.

    Random fact: I used this last year, but I still can't ride a bicycle. I'm surprised that Oregon hasn't kicked me out yet!

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