Our friend Mango, a genuine full sized brindle Mastiff, presented Thor with this award.
Thor is supposed to tell you 10 things about himself. So, without further ado, I yield this space to Thor.
My thanks to Mango for sharing this award with me. I am pleased to tell you all 10 things about me, some of which may shock you, and you will doubtless say to others, "I knew that!"
1. I was 9-1/2 years old last weekend. We had applesauce meringue cake, my favorite. Our household doesn't normally do the "half birthday" routine, but the old folks said I'm really old, and my boys were more than willing to have cake in honor of that.
2. I don't like other dogs. They hop around too much, and try to play bitey face. I'm a pretty calm kind of guy.
3. I was not the biggest pup in the two litters born within 3 days of each other at the very beginning, but I was by the time I went home at 7 weeks. I'm glad my people chose me out of the 23 mastiff puppies available!
4. I'm happiest in the middle of whatever my people are doing. I'm a person, too, you know.
5. I never sit on the furniture. It is strictly forbidden. 6. My favorite person is the Great Red Protector. When my boys are too rowdy, I take my toys and go to Mr. Red for protection. No one will bother me with him around.
7. I don't think I've been fed unless I get human food. Really, do any of you content yourselves with Bites and Bones? I didn't think so.
8. I will always sit hopefully while my people eat, and follow them around when they're gathering snacks. I stop instantly if Mom speaks to me. She has some sort of strange rule about dogs not begging. I'm not begging. I'm just hopeful.
9. I once wandered out of our gate for a walk, about 6 years ago. I got lost, and was gone for 4 days. A friend of the lady across the street called that lady, who called Mom about 9AM on a Sunday morning, asking if the big black faced dog still lived in this house. Mom roused the high school troops, put them in their 2 diesel Mercedes, and sent them for a drive toward where I had been spotted, about 4 miles away. About 6 hours later, my girls were walking around the neighborhood when I found them. I followed the smell of the diesel engines home. And I refused to go out alone for about 2 weeks.
10. I love hearing from all of you, and I'm so glad you are my friends! Thank you for visiting me.