Tuesday, 13 October 2009


I’ve had a few questions asked in my blog comments lately and I never know whether to answer them in the comments or email the commentators back. So, I have decided to gather some of them and answer them here…..

1) Jelly on The Cuteness of Curiosity asked if I knew what kind of Hearing Dog I’d get. The short answer is no. There are many different kind of dogs chosen for Hearing Dogs – it’s not like Guide Dogs for the Blind where the dog has to be big enough to push/lead a person around. Hearing Dogs come in all shapes and sizes and given that my house (and garden) is relatively small, I think that a small-to-medium dog would be just about right for me. I definitely don’t want a dog that is too small – it’s still got to be dog sized!! ;-) But other than that I would be very happy to have any kind of waggy-tailed dog!

2) Jelly also asked whether or not I have someone to practice my sign language with. Again, the short answer to that is no. But I do try to practice what little I have learnt already – I just wonder what other drivers must think of me when they see this odd looking woman practice her signs for colours at the traffic lights!! Hmm…..hands free mobile calling just wouldn’t work for signers would it??!! It would most definitely be hands free driving – ha ha!

3) Literary Feline of Musings of a Bookish Kitty asked me what books I bought over the weekend. Well, as I said before, it was too good a deal to pass up - three books for the price of two. So good that I got four! (yes I know that doesn’t make sense – Mum bought the other two – making six in total.) So…down to the nitty gritty, I bought….


Although that is not a strictly accurate representation!! The four that I bought at the sale were The Lost Book of Salem, Drood, The Book of Unholy Mischief, and another one not pictured which is Covet by J.R. Ward. The other three books pictured came from different sources – Spies and the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency came from a charity shop on Sunday – perfect for my reading group!! The American Future I bought on Amazon along with The Learning Portfolio (not pictured). While I am not as bad as Alice who has given herself a book buying ban, I have not bought this many books in so short a space of time for quite a while! I certainly am going to enjoy reading all of them! (oh – the Amazon book parcel also included Nora Roberts’ latest book – Black Hills – which has already been devoured!)


Alice Teh said...

Any waggy-tailed goggie I like too. I can't wait to see which lucky dog will be yours. :)

I'm surprisingly good with this book ban thingy. I haven't bought since its enforcement! LOL.

How did you like BLACK HILLS?... Enjoy all your new books!

Literary Feline said...

This is a good way to answer the questions in your comments. :-) So you don't want one of those dogs you can fit in your purse? ;-) I'd be so afraid I would sit on a dog that small!

You got some good books! I really want to read Drood. And The Lost Book of Salem sounds good too. I have The Book of Unholy Mischief on my shelf to read and am looking forward to that one.

I do hope you like Spies and No.1 Ladies Detective Agency! I enjoyed them both.

I spent more of my gift card yesterday and picked up two more books. I've got this urge to head on over to Amazon and order a couple more, but I'm trying hard to be good.

Reluctant Blogger said...

Yes, dog-sized doggies are definitely nicest.

I never seem to find much time for reading (other than blogs and work stuff) these days but I did read the No.1 detective Agency and the sequel and enjoyed it a great deal.

Valerie said...

When I was young me and my sisters took up sign language because my father was going deaf. We moved and found a friend that we used it with cause he was deaf. Since he passed it's been years since I use it. Now my father doesn't know it and we just write on tablets. I think you getting a hearing dog is great! I am hosting a Secret Ornament Swap if you are interested in participating. I hope you do!!

jelly said...

Thanks for the answers...good way to do so.

There is a town here in NJ, that trains hearing dogs and most are Welsh Corgi's, so it got me wondering about what you may get, but any cutie will do!

I sometimes sign in my car and alone. I'm sure people must think I'm nuts, but oh well, I'm talking to myself, you know? ;-)

Good luck with your classes.