Fall Debate Tuesday - Week Two

The election is right around the corner, we hope you are getting to know both Christmas and I a little bit better! This week we have a question from Mayor Emeritus Madi and then five questions that I, Arty came up with!

Make sure you stop by and visit Christmas HERE, if you haven't, and get to know he and his Mama a bit better too!

Our First question from Mayor Emeritus Madi...

If elected as mayor, will either of you make any big changes in the mayoral cabinet or just see how it fits with your agendas?

Arty: Great question Madi! If elected, I (and Mabel) will be giving the previous cabinet the chance to hold on to their position. If they no longer would like to hold their position, we will open up the position to volunteers. We will also be revisiting the present cabinet and adding any appointments or committees as needed!

Christmas: I think our current mayorz have done a pawsome job with the cabinet, and I don't feel like any serious changes should be made. If current cabinet members would like to keep their jobs, then they're free to do so. But if they'd like to open up the position to others, than they'll be free to do so. I don't think a new mayor should automatically mean new members of the cabinet, and I think it's impawtent for cabinet members to have a choice when it comes to what they should do.

The "Unicorn Incident"
With Halloween coming up, what is your stand on anipals dressing up?
Arty: I think all animals should be able to make their own decisions about dressing up! This is a personal preference that shouldn't be regulated one way or the other. That being said, I don't mind dressing up. In most cases, Mama picks reasonable costumes (with the exception of the "Unicorn Incident"). Dory also likes to dress up. Now Jakey and Bilbo are the opposite and would much rather limit their dress up to simple ties or bandanas.

Christmas: It depends! I think doggies should speak up if they don’t like the ridiculous costumes their humans put on them, but of course some doggies enjoy them, so that’s totally fine. Of course the same logic applies to cats, but there are few brave souls who have attempted to dress up their cats, BOL. I actually go trick-or-treating with my mom on Halloween (I love being out and about with lots of people) and I love to wear my hot dog costume! My mom took me home in October last year, so I was just in time! My hot dog outfit actually feels like a jacket, so my mom has me wear it on cold days. In short, just make sure your peeps know what you think about the silly things they make you wear!

Let's Go Mama!!

Do you think we should regulate our peeps into taking us out for daily walkies?

Arty: Most definitely!! If our peeps are able to get around, they should be taking us on daily walkies! May I recommend you buy your peep a Fitbit or Apple watch?  We  here at Dory's Backyard have all been going on at least one walkie per day since our peeps got theirs!

Christmas: Yes! Unless a dog has health problems or is too old to the point where they get no enjoyment out of walks, I think taking your humans ob daily walks is a great thing. My mom tries to take me for at least one walk a day that’s about a mile or so long (walking is her favorite thing to do, especially ‘cause she can do it with me) and I think walkies give time to think and exercise and bond with your peeps. Oh, and the peeps will make it sound like they walk you, but don’t be fooled...you’re the one walking your peeps!

Revisiting baths....For the record where exactly do you stand when it comes to baths?
Arty: This is a rough one. Like dressing up, I think all dogs should be able to make their own decisions on whether or not they need a bath!! I personally don't mind baths because I have to get one once a week for my allergies. The rest of  our pack would love it if baths were banished in Blogville furrever!

Christmas: I actually seem to like baths, and my mom bathes me every 25 days, unless I roll in something that smells really good to impress the ladies, like old dog poop or mud. Now, if you’re the type that doesn’t like baths but you’re peeps still bathe you, that means you haven’t trained your humans well enough. It’s impawtent to be calm and assertive and let your peeps know you’re the leader and they are the followers. Do followers force their leaders to take baths just because they rolled in something with a great scent? I don’t think so!

Stuff or Destuff?? What way to you like to play with your toys?
 Arty: If given my druthers, I would keep my toys stuffed and squeaky them all day long!! Unfortunately, Jakey is furrever stealing my toys and performing squeak-ectomies and creating snowstorms. Thank goodness  Mama picks up extra stuffies whenever she sees them on sale! I also like chewing on toys that have already been de-stuffed.

Christmas: My momma says it’s likely because I’m a hound dog and I’m bred for the hunt, but I love to destuff! Squeaky toys are no match for my Dachshund awesomeness. I actually do have one durable squeaky plush bone that I picked out the day my mom took me home. I know that when my mom says “squeaker” it’s time to play with it! The squeaker has survived...or at least for now!

Nap anyone???
Sleeping in the big bed...Pro or Con???
 Arty: That depends, if it is just Mama in the bed and there is plenty of room, I am a big fan of sleeping on the big bed with Dory and Jakey...BUT usually this only happens for weekend naps...Weeknights, the bed gets pretty crowded with Daddy and I would much rather sleep in my room where I can stretch out!

Christmas: My mom shares a room with her 5 year old sister, so she sleeps on the top bunk of a bunk bed, so obviously I don’t sleep with my peep. I also can’t be trusted out of my crate at night. I don’t have a chewing problem, I have a lifting my leg problem! Well, it’s not a problem, it’s just my way of saying this place is my territory! However, I do snuggle on the couch with my mom during the day and I think if you’re the kind of dog who has an accessible big bed and doesn’t pee everywhere, yes, make that big bed your bed! BOL!

Next week, make sure to tune in for a special Debate between our two Blogville Veep Candy Dates!! It will be broadcasted here AND
Christmas's - Paw Province
Oreo's - Oreo's Cookie Jar
Mabel's - Idaho Pug Ranch


Jeanne Pursell said...

This is going to be a tight election...right down to the wire! All good answers!

Mark Muller said...

Oh I love your answers... that means I can eat my howl-o-ween clawstume like efurry year and I can make snow from all the stuffies even in summer, pawsome!

Mara said...

It is getting more and more difficult to choose here.

Brom (currently in the Netherlands)

Julie said...

Great debate, interesting questions and informed answers!!!
We haf two pawsome Candy Dates fur Mayor of Blogsville
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
OMD... there's but a fur's breadth between you... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Emma said...

I like that you feel dogs should have a choice in what they have to do. Being an independent breed, that is important to us.

Christmas said...

This week was pawsome!

Sandra said...

your debate has made it really hard because all your answers are pawfect... brahaha on the 'unicorn incident' ... thanks for the smiles.. as for sleeping on the bed, in our house MOM, that would be ME said after 16 years with a 60 pound dog in the bed, declared the bed off limits. all 3 dogs since then no it is a no dog zone. they can be on anything in the house but not MOMS bed..

Madi and Mom said...

Bravo bravo a very civilization and orderly dogbate....

Arty my friend...I don't like a crowded bed either...for that reason I crate my peeps at night.
Sincerely Madi(son) D Cat!!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Great job guys!
Lily & Edward

Casey said...

Daily walkies are a DEFINITE must!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Great debate questions and answers!! So much more interesting than last night's as. We would have to agree with both of you on most points. We are definitely not into costumes:)

Woos - Ciara and Lightning

Jans Funny Farm said...

Great answers from both candidates!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Luckily Bogville has pawsome candy dates! Both of you guys are doing a great job on the campaign. Well done!

Sketching with Dogs said...

Loved all the questions and answers, very well rounded arguments!
Elliot and Cricket x

Collie222 said...

This was awesome, too bad our presidential candidates aren't as clear sighted!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Pawsome job from both candy dates! Mom says when there were 5 pugs in the house they had a king size bed so all would fit. When it became only 3 pugs they downsized to a queen size bed. Sometimes we think we should still have a king cause the peeps take up so much room.
Looking forward to next week!
Bailey & Hazel too

Sweet William The Scot said...

O.K. good enough for me. Since I am the official DJ of Blogville on the non serious HOWL radio station I will still have a job if you are elected. I want to hold on to my position. Fact Checker in place.
Thanks for being a friend
Sweet William The Scot

The Army of Four said...

I can't get past the Unicorn Incident. Just. No. Just ...
Oh, Arty.

Millie and Walter said...

Those were all great answers. We enjoyed this debate much more than the one last night.

M. K. Clinton said...

Another great debate. We were especially impressed with the stance on baths and toys. This is going to be a tough race.