Tuesday, November 19, 2013

TeLing and Lady

We met TeLing and Lady a few weeks ago and asked if they would like to be featured on our blog.  So guess who our guests are today?  No, you guessed wrong.  Try again.  We gave you a b-i-g hint!

Okay, you got it right this time: TeLing and her pit bull Lady from Dogs Give Us Their All.  This is their story - the short version .

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My name is TeLing.  I grew up with dogs, but until I adopted my first dog, Lady, I didn't realize the nonsense that pit bull owners put up with.  Lady is featured in many of my posts.  In fact, she is the inspiration for the blog.

I adopted her from the Berkeley Humane Society in 2010. Three months later I got her certified as a Canine Good Citizen and  she is in process of being trained as a therapy dog.




TeLing and Lady


Lady is one of the most patient and mellow dogs I've ever met.  She's had little kids literally dog pile on top of her.  An 18 – month - old threw a fistful of sand in her face.  I accidentally hit her in the head with my car door.  And yet she still loves everyone and wants to be friends with anyone she meets.  She is only fazed by squirrels and kittens.

I volunteer for Hopalong and Second Chance Animal Rescue, where my favorite things to do are to intake puppies and come up with names for litters   Here I am cuddling 2 puppies from Hopalong.


TeLing and 2 Hopalong puppies


I don't blog to make money or to make a name for myself. The main goal of my blog is to educate people about pit bulls and to help dogs find good homes.  The rest is icing on the cake.  I'm doing this for free and refuse to put any sort of advertising on my page.

Family is a big part of what makes me who I am:

My paternal grandfather was an ambassador to the People's Republic; therefore, a lot of my dad's and uncle's stories begin with phrases such as, when I was in Iraq.  A lot of our family stuff belongs in a museum

My uncle was watching the news when JFK was assassinated.  He burst into the room where my grandfather was meeting with other diplomats to announce the news. The room quickly cleared out, with everyone dashing to make phone calls.

Richard Nixon has sat at the table which is in my living room

I have no formal writing or advertising experience; it just comes naturally to me.  This is due to the fact that I majored in psychology, which runs in my family.  My mom got her Ph.D. in Psychology at age 60.  My sister and I majored in it in college.  My grandfather was a psychiatrist and my grandmother was a social worker.

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You can find TeLing - when she's not at Hopalong or at work - and Lady at Dogs Give Us Their All blog.   Stop by to say hello if you haven't already met them.  You never know what you will find posted there.

17 comments:

  1. What a great interview to introduce us. Such a lovely and interesting story and background!

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  2. That was very interesting...thank you for sharing it with us...we will drop on by.
    stella rose, mags and gussie

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  3. Grrreat interview and nice to meet TeLing and Lady !
    I shall go over and visit them at once :)
    XOXO

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  4. What a great intervoo - I'm going over there right now so say hello. I love that doggie for becoming a therapy dog.

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  5. What a interesting lady and what an amazing life story!

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  6. Very nice interview, thank you for the introduction!!

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  7. It was sure nice to meet TeLing and Lady. We love that picture of Lady in her sunglasses. :)

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  8. How FASCINATING! It's nice to meet TeLing and Lady!

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  9. What a super interview. We LOVE learning about other bloggers.

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  10. Nice to meet you, TeLing and Lady! We love the story. Very fascinating!

    Momo & Pinot

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  11. Nice to meet you, TeLing and Lady! We love the story. Very fascinating!

    Momo & Pinot

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  12. Nice to meet you, TeLing and Lady! We love the story. Very fascinating!

    Momo & Pinot

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  13. What a cool dog and she rocks the sunglasses very well. And what connection to history her Mom has meowerzers.

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  14. How wonderful to have such a fabulous friend and ambassador for Pitbulls..lovely interview,interesting and inspiring..Have a great day FOZZIEMUM XXX

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  15. Great interview. Your life sounds very interesting and fullfilling.
    Sue B

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