More Debate Fun - Week Three

Welcome to week three of the 2016 Blogville Election Debate!

Arty here, asking the questions today and hoping that everyone in Blogville is getting to know all of us better!! I sure am enjoying answering all the questions!!
For more information on us, the Candy Dates, you are invited to visit our blogs:
Lexi at Lexi the Schnauzer
Arty at Dory’s Backyard
Christmas at Paw Province

Now....on to today's questions!!

1. If you could be a super hero who would you be and why??
Arty: I would be Captain America because he and I are both all about truth, justice and being all around good guys!!
Lexi: I think this picture says it all:

A heroine fighting for justice, love, peace and (gender) equality.
Christmas: Hmm...that's a tough one. Maybe I'd be Batman. He was originally Catwoman's nemesis, right? I'm just in it to chase a cat, people.

2. As Mayor of Blogville, how would you make all animals (not just canines) feel welcome??
Arty: I am a big fan of making new friends! I have kitty friends, donkey friends, crabby friends and even a friend that is a pig. I would keep hosting, and helping my sissy Dory host pawrties and make sure all my furiends new they were welcome!
Lexi: As I wrote in a recent post: All Lives Matter: All dog lives matter. All cat lives matter. All pig lives matter. All bird lives matter. All rabbit lives matter. In short, All Lives Matter. I will not discriminate because of species, breed, age, economic status, color, or gender. Not so sure about snakes and spiders, but I am open to discussion on this.
Christmas: With a place like Blogville, I'd reach out to all of my pawsome Blogville pals and tell them about the new addition. I remember how comforted and welcome I felt when I first entered Blogville, and that's something every new Blogville peep should experience. The support we have here is overwhelming, and I'll do my best to keep everyone updated on new arrivals if I become mayor.

3. Do you believe Pupparrazzi should be confined to certain hours of the day?
Arty: YES!! Being a model is hard work, and I believe the pupparazzi should only be able to take pictures between10am and 2pm. Unless there is an specific Blogville event, in which case they should have to obtain a permit!
Lexi: Absolutely! Unless, of course, they come bearing pupperoni’s.
Christmas: Yes, but it depends the case...sometimes I like to stay up late and party like there's no tomorrow, and that's a good time to share treats with my pupparazzi and let them get good pictures of me for the hottest social media sites. However, some nights I'm just peacefully sleeping in my crate and I see a hound dog in my window taking me photos of me...in that case, yes, a celebrity should have his or her own privacy when he or she wants it. We might be popular and trending, but we are still normal dogs like every other dog, and we all have our limits. Luckily, now that I have a secret service squad (consisting of Zaphod, Beachnut, and Shelldon) my new team can escort crazy pupparazzi peeps away from me!


4. Along the same lines, what are your thoughts on "Payment" for work (tricks, modeling, keeping the pawrents out of trouble, etc.) performed?
Arty: I do believe a law should be passed insisting that high value Zukes treats should be given out with a 5 treat minimum! The amount of treats being increased to the degree of difficulty of the work performed!
Lexi: I always expect payment for performance. I believe it is all a matter of training our peeps correctly, from the first moment we step I the door. “Go outside to potty? What’s in it for me?” If we work for free, our value is diminished. I also believe that we all should receive payment in the form we like best whether it is treats, play-time, cuddling, Mickey D’s, etc.

Christmas: It depends the pet. Some doggies like toys, some like treats, and if you go as far to teach a cat something, well, it depends the cat. But whatever that reward is THAT PET SHOULD GET A LOT OF IT! I think maybe an 87 minimum? I don't know, us show dogs gotta keep fit. My cat bros like mousy toys, so maybe that's a good payment. Also, I think I should get more treats for performing "sit". I know it so well I don't get a treat that much when I do it but lots of verbal praise...what's with that? I might be so low to the ground I really don't have to think about sitting, but hey, what if a human told another human to sit and they couldn't reject the offer? Wouldn't that be tiring? Wouldn't you want a latte out of it every now and then?

5. When you attend a social gathering are you the social butterfly, the wallflower or the pawty animal. Explain how??
Arty: I am a Pawty Animal!! I am the first at any pawty to play BOOM!,  Ear biteys or bitey face. Mama says she is not sure this is a good thing, but I just love to play!!
Lexi: This is a tough one, as I spend much more time with the peeps, where I enjoy listening to intellectual conversation while being fed bites of their special party foods. I guess with other anipals I am more of an organizer, you know, the one in charge.
Christmas: Hmm...this is also sort of tough. Let's see...well, I like to stick close to my mom, but I love to meet new peeps and I love busting out some dance moves...I wouldn't say I'm any of these...maybe a mix of them all?

Stay tuned NEXT WEEK when we start  the questions asked by our very own Blogville residents !!


Mark Muller said...

I love that questions about superheroes... and I ponder now what hero I could be... maybe the Grinch or While E. Coyote... uh wait that are not really heroes, right?

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh my word, again some good campawneering.... now to face your public!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Sandra said...

Jake agrees with you ARty on number 3... he is NOT fond of puparazzi... to bad, he has her and will.. at first before i read the words, i thought you ARty wanted to be super woman... BOL

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

BRAVO BRAVO to all Three Candy Dates... you EACH answered the TUFF Questions with GUSTO and THOUGHTFULNESS. THAT is Fabulous... THIS is going to be difficult to Chews just ONE of you.... to be Mayor of Blogville... We think that you are running Neck to Collar.

Madi and Mom said...

Hugs your bfff Madi

Two French Bulldogs said...

Awesome Arty. We could see you as Captain America
Lily & Edward

Idaho PugRanch said...

These are great questions and answers! Guess what Arty?? I LOVE to play too!!!! Can't wait for June
Bailey & Hazel too

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Every pup has such great ideas. We especially love all the answers on the puparazzi limits AND the treats. Captain America, super girl, and batman, what a great slate of superheroes!!!

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Sully said...

BOL Christmas I liked why you picked Batman; there is a little darkness in ya. All y'all did a pawesome job answering the questions.

Aroo to you,

Murphy said...

Excellent debate! We thought your answers were very insightful!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Marg said...

Those are sure some great questions and some really good answers. You all are three great candidates.

C.L.W.STEP said...

Joey dog here. As Doggie Chief Inspector, comestibles division, and author of the Yum Yum Coalition Guide to Doggie Employment, I can confirm that the standard payment for photographs is two yum yum doggie treats per session. If my associate Chester got more than that, he would weight 100 pounds by now!

The Army of Four said...

Oh, was this ever an educational round of debate! Making new friends, high value Zuke's treats and lots of them, and the first one to play BOOM! ??!!? Oh, Arty! You're MY kind of mayoral candidate!!!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

M. K. Clinton said...

Another great debate for the Blogville record books! We enjoyed all of the answers and look forward to the mandatory treats.

Millie and Walter said...

Thanks for helping to keep us all informed on the candy dates platforms and opinions.

Marty the Manx said...

Arty these are great questions and the answers gave us really good insight into everyone. Good job candidates!

MilitaryPugWife said...

We are still settling in with our move.
BUT, 2 daysssss!!!! And I'm with you until the end of the line!!!