Wednesday, August 29, 2007


The Dogs are taking a break today. They are too full from the dehydrator treats I made over the weekend (will post about that tomorrow).

I've had so many people ask me what the deal is with Ferndoggle. Stupid name, huh? Well it's an even stupid-er story. has absolutely nothing to do with dogs. No lie.

My name is Jennifer. Most of the world calls me Jen. Scott calls me Jenny. But my family calls me Jennifer. When I was in high school, my brother's friend started calling me Jennifern. Then my brother started calling me Fern. Then my Dad got clever & started calling me Ferndoggle and the rest is history.

Told you it was stupid.

Blue tagged us for the 'Scattergories' game. Here are the rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the questions. They must be real places, names, things ... nothing made up! If you can't think of anything, skip it.

Blue said if I was a glutton for punishment...all three dogs could play. Well, Ha Ha Blue. I'm playing (as Ferndoggle)!!

1. Famous Singer: Fergie (Yeah, I'll admit it...I think My Humps is catchy). She's a classy gal...I have that skirt in blue.

2. Four letter word: Fart (sorry...I had to do honor of Lola)

3. Street: Forbes Avenue

4. Color: Fuscia
5. Gifts/Presents: Food Processor (hey, I'm a simple gal)

6.Vehicle: (Toyota) Four-Runner
7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: From the Mike Feinberg Company...I bring you Chipped Ham Sam (Sorry's a 'burgh thing)

8. Boy Name: Fred
9. Girl Name: Fiona
10. Movie Title: Forty Year Old Virgin

11. Drink: Flying Dog In Heat Wheat (yummmm)

12. Occupation: Financial Planner (a very exciting occupation...I might add).

13. Celebrity: Kevin Federline (the smartest man in Hollywood)

14. Magazine: Fortune

15. US City: Fenwick Island, DE

16. Pro Sports: FOOTBALL!!!! (American)

17. Fruit: Fig
18. Reason for Being Late for Work: Fell down the steps (yes, it actually happened) .

19. Something You Throw Away: Funky smelling Food in the Fridge
20. Things You Shout: FINE! (this is a PG blog)

This is harder than you might think!! I'm giving Randi another Tag! Also Rockford & baby Clover.


Frasypoo said...

So when its our turn we will drop by and copy some !!

Ruby Bleu said...

Great list...kinda took the easy route tho' by doing Ferndoggle, huh?

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Balboa & Mommy said...

boy this game really makes you think.

It's kinda cute where you got the name Ferdoggle, I honestly thought it was realted to the dogs. hee hee

Frenchie Snorts

fig said...

Woot! You said my name! Can you believe I've never been allowed to even TRY a fig? Isn't that sacreligious, or something, since that's my name?!

wally said...

Oooooh. Very interesting Ferndoggle story. My ma ape's nickname is "Manch." Which has to do with the Village People song Macho Man and her childhood speech impediment. Yeah, it doesn't make any sense.

Very fun Scattergories!


ps. Does your ma love the de-high-dray-tor? My ma ape wants one SO BAD. She is trying to keep up with the Ferndoggles!

Joe Stains said...

my Mom's nickname she has evolved almost the same as yours, started way back in high school then kept changing!

we LOVE in heat wheat. we being Mom and Dad because the ME part of that we is not allowed to have beer :(

Henry Helton said...

Henry says Hissssssssssssssssssssss!
Just kidding.

Luckie Girl said...

YOu have that skirt in BLUE? We wanna see those legs, babe! hehe

Lorenza said...

Hi, Jen
Its very interesting and fun how you got the Ferndoggle name!
Thanks for sharing with us!
Have a good night

The Brat Pack said...

I TOTALLY knew you had a skirt like that. I could just tell it was your thing.



Stanley said...

Oh, Jen!! It looks like Ruby is calling you OUT, girl!! I'm glad you did this post, though. We don't get to hear from you very often. I'm surprised you had time to do it, what with all your food dehydrating and living with 3 diva dogs and all.

Goober love,

Pee Ess
Since WHEN is this a PG blog?

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Goofy said...

Interesting FERNDOGGLE!!!

ROSSI said...

good one from ferndoggle.. hahaha.. i did mine too..

Golden Rossi

Simba said...

Thats a lot of f's. Your head must ache after thinking of all them. Simba x

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh what a fun game. There sure is lots of things that starts with F huh. :)

~ Girl girl

Amici said...

We liked your story of how you got the name Ferndoggle.

Nice way to answer that tag. We enjoyed all the pics.

Amber-Mae said...

Oooo, that Fergie's got fine ABS! A bet you do too if you wear a short tank top & that mini blue skirt. Pheeuuweeeet! LOL!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Seadra & Zoe said...

I wondered about that name too. Thanks for sharing that.

We got tagged for this game too from Tofu. Got to put our thinking caps on.

Love, Seadra and Zoe

Clover said...

Thanks for tagging me! I am so excited to play! I had a fun time reading your list.
Love Clover xo

Grammie said...

What kind of dad would give their child a nickname like Ferndoggle. Though, I can say I was never called by my first name until I went to college. Interesting about Kevin Federline.

The Army of Four said...

Ha roo! Cool list. Better you than me ... if ya know what I mean!
Play bows,
PS: Mom would LOVE the soup recipe! She'll email you!

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh we had wondered about Ferndoggle, thank you so much for explaining!

love and licks, Marvin

love from Jeannie xxxx

ps Marvin says he cannot imagine Lola doing anything as unladylike as Farting! ;0)