Funny Farmer Canines: Please introduce yourself and your family.
Sarge: Hey Everyone! Wow, first I want to bark a big thanks for interviewing me today! You guys do amazing interviews and I'm thrilled to be here. My name is Sarge and I'm a dog. I share my blog with my two hermit crabby girls, Beachnut and Shelldon. My peeps are Mom who works for the Commonwealth of PA and my Dad who is a retired law enforcement guy. My Mom's Mom is Frankie Furter's Mom, so we like to say my Mom is Frankie's two-legged sister and Frankie and Ernie and I call ourselves cuzzins. BOL
|Photo of Sarge provided by Sarge Speaks Out blog|
Funny Farmer Canines: How did you come to live together?
Frankie: My peeps had a much-loved Golden Retriever named Cisco and he was my Mom's bestest pal. When he crossed the bridge in May of 2006, they went to the local shelter to adopt a new furiend. I had just been weened and was there with my litter mates waiting for someone to scoop us up. I was very quiet and cute and my peeps couldn't resist me. My gotcha day was 5-20-06.
Funny Farmer Canines: Tell us a little about the area where you live.
Sarge: I live right on the edge of the Allegheny National Forest in Pennsylvania, USA. My house is like a cabin and sits mostly in the woods on top of a small mountain. At the bottom is the Allegheny River. It's a very pretty area and has lots of nice creeks, lakes, forests and wildlife.
Funny Farmer Canines: What kind of mischief do you enjoy?
Sarge: My favorite joke is the one I play on my Dad nearly every morning. As soon as he isn't paying attention, I run into the bedroom, jump on the bed, pull the covers back and slurp all over his pillow. I mean I really soak it good! BWAR HAR HAR He flips it over and the next day I do the other side. Oh, what fun. I also like to tug on his pantlegs when I'm feeling frisky. I really like to do that to Frankie's Dad the most, so we all call him Papaw Pantslegs. BOL I like to spend lots of time chasing critters in my territory. I like to bash chipmunks.
Funny Farmer Canines: You publish the Blogville Calendar. Tell us a little about why you started it started and how it is doing.
Sarge: Well, I started blogging myself on 8-29-10 when Frankie's Mamaw created my bloggie for me. I discovered that I was spending a lot of my postings trying to get the bark out about all of the cool events and happenings in Blogville. So, on 10-31-11 my Mom created the Blogville Community Calendar so everyone can see what's going on without me listing them on my own posts. Right now it has 169 followers and gets about 15-25 pageviews per day. Most furiends seem to read it and move on, but I get a big wag out of the comments that our co-mayor Doods leave for me almost every day.
Funny Farmer Canines: How long were you the Blogville Police Chief - under how many administrations?
Sarge: I was first appointed Blogville Chief of Police by Mayor Frankie back on 12-19-10 and I served for both of his terms. Then Mayoress Madi kept me on when she took over. In her second term, she promoted me to Police Commissioner in November of 2013. When Murphy and Stanley were elected Co-Mayorz, the honored me by keeping me on as commish.
Funny Farmer Canines: What accomplishment are you most proud of during your tenure as Chief?
Sarge: I was really proud and pleased with the Safety Week we had back in October of 2011. It was wonderful. So good in fact, that we did it again in August of last year and it was even bigger and better!
Funny Farmer Canines: When His Honorz Murphy and Stanley became Mayor ... er, Mayorz, this year, they retained you as the Police Commissioner. Does this job seem a bit "tame" after being a "paws on" Chief, or do you still get to do police work?
Sarge: Actually, I love being the Commish! I still do lots of paws on work with our Top Cop Chief Bites and the other members of the safety staff, but I also get to do cool things like attend conventions and ride in parades. I get to work alot with the Doods too. It's a super job and I'm very lucky!
Funny Farmer Canines: You are related to Judge Frankie Furter from the Court of Common Fleas and Ernie the Attorney at Paw, so your jobs represent different facets of the law. (Chatter around the dinner bowls at family reunions must be very interesting.) Do you enjoy working so closely with family to protect the citizens of Blogville?
Sarge: Oh, yes! His MopHeadedNess Frankie does a great job from the bench and Ernie the Attorney has a perfect record of all wins and no losses in court. We work great together. Frankie's been around and really knows his stuff. He has a great head for fairness and perfect judgements and sentences. Ernie has a ton of energy and his assistant Roxy keeps him in line. We have a super relationship.
Funny Farmer Canines: Is there anything special you would like to institute during your stint as Commissioner?
Sarge: I'm really enjoying our Working Wednesdays. I started those a few months ago and I'm seeing others jumping on board too. I'd love to see more of our safety employees posting about their on-duty work. They're all great employees and I know they are busy around Blogville keeping us safe and secure and I'm hoping more and more of them will start sharing their job adventures with us.
Funny Farmer Canines: Whew! We are relieved that Sarge was only kidding about the quiz. As you know, we all take after Jan and she has a memory like a sieve. Be sure to stop by Sarge Speaks Out to tell Sarge how grateful you are for his years of hard work in Law Enforcement.
And while you're there, make it a point to meet Beachnut and Shelldon, the two hermit crabby girls. They are neat!