Swap-bot Time: November 12, 2018 9:49 am


Date Joined: September 11, 2017
Last Online: November 12, 2018
Birthday: February 5
Country: United States
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About Me

I am 52 years old and my birthday is in February. My profile name Poohtat is because one of my first tattoos was Winnie-the-Pooh. I have a lot of tattoos. I am retired. I live in Maine with my husband, two grown sons, six dogs, two gargoyle geckos, thirty-two mourning geckos and twenty-five tiny dart frogs. Our house is loud, messy and fun!

My husband is my best friend and soulmate. I could not imagine life without him. My sons are wonderful young men with special needs.

Four of my dogs are Jackabees. This is a Beagle/Jack Russel cross. They all have the same parents but from different litters. Their names are Bailey, Barnum, Bella and Bunky. My other two dogs are a Plott Hound/Weimaraner mix named Samantha Jean and a Rotti/French Bulldog mix named Snuzie Q.

I love words with friends. I’m not very good, but I try! My words with friends name is poohtat. Just Incase anyone wants to play!

I like my postcards written on, stamped and mailed. (No envelope needed)

I have had multiple surgeries on my right(dominant) hand, wrist and elbow and rotator cuff surgery all on the same arm. Because of this, sometimes I will type my longer letters. I use a handicap pen which is the size of a mini baseball bat! If I have many cards, notes and postcards to do in one day, I will write as much as possible, but please understand i want to participate, but may have to send a typed note. I also do not mind if someone sends me a typed note or letter instead of hand written. Anyone may have a limitation and I would prefer something typed instead of being flaked. Thanks for understanding. Recently, finally, diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Some days are good and some not.

I do not pass on what is sent to me if it was homemade. Your art means a lot to me and I know it was special to you. I KEEP all artwork, ATCs or homemade items I receive :). I love knowing someone put their time and love into the craft.

Here is a start of a list of things I enjoy:

  • A- Art, African Violets, Air plants, AA Milne, Anchors, Autumn, action, atc

  • B- Butterflies, Bugs(no spiders!), Birds, books, baking, barking,

  • C- Cookies, Cakes, comedy, cartoons, coffee,
    cooking, camping (in my cabin), cribbage,
    crocs, cactus, cholla wood, clouds, coral, cucumbers, clover, country music, classic rock,

  • D- Dogs!, donuts, drawings, doodles, dendrobates, dart frogs, diecuts-please send me some if possible

  • E- Elephants, excitement, eclecticness,

  • F- Flowers, Fairies, Fuschia, fudge, frogs, fall,
    forest, fantasy,

  • G- Gardening, ghosts, geckos, geraniums, gargoyles, gorjuss girls

  • H- Horses, hiking, hippos, hippies,

  • I- Indigo, Ivy, Imagination, Isopods,

  • J- Jackabees, jungle vines, jigsaw puzzles,

  • K- Kittens, Kaleidoscope, kawaii,

  • L- Lavender, Lilacs, Lizards, learning, lemonade,

  • M- Minions!, Monster High, Music, Mushrooms, magic, mystery, Moomins, mutts, maps,

  • N- Nautical, Nighttime, nasturtiums,

  • O- Opals, ovals, Owls, Orchids, octopus,

  • P- Puppies, Porcupines, Primrose, Phylobates,
    Photography, pictures, puzzles, Pink, Purple, Postcards, plants, pebbles, paintings, paw prints, pastel colors, pansies,

  • Q- Quarries, Quantum physics, Quasimodo,

  • R- Rhododendrons, Ridgeback, Riddles, Rocks, reading, rainbows

  • S- Shells, snails, seahorse, spring, seashore, scrabble, sunrise, sunset, skulls, scrabble, stationary, stickers, surprise, school, science fiction, Santoro Gorjuss Girls

  • T- Toads, turtles, terrariums, tattoos, topography maps, tea,

  • U- Unicorns, USA,

  • V- Violets,vines, vivariums, vintage, velveeta,

  • W- Windmills, waterfalls, word seek/find, washi tape

  • X- Xenolith, xenomorphic,

  • Z- Zentangle, Zinnias, Zeus,

Favorite Music

I like country, classic rock, pop. I have a wide variety of music I like, but nothing classical.

Some of my favorites are Bob Seger, David Bowie, John Folgerty, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Brother's Osborne, Nickelback, Neil Diamond, CCR, Kid Rock, Imagine Dragons,

Favorite Books

I love crime mysteries.

My favorite authors are Jonathan Kellerman, Stuart Woods, James Patterson, Tami Hoag, Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs. I also like Faye Kellerman, Richard Castle, Stephen King, Dean Koontz

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are the Minion movies. The Bourne movies. The Kingsmen, Leaugue of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Mission Impossible series.

I don't go see any movie in the theater as the large screen makes me very sick. I get motion sickness even if I watch a tv larger than 50 inches!

Favorite Crafts

I am not very crafty, but I enjoy what others can do.

I love photography and have taken some classes with my husband. We love to take a day and go out shutter bugging.

It is always interesting to see the photos we each took of the same place but we see it so differently. Greg sees the big picture overall and I focus on the small details like a bug or a mushroom.

I am hoping to begin experimenting with doing some crafts. I am doing some atcs and find they are a lot of fun. Every scrap or small item I come across I now put in my little bin of treasures to possibly be used on my next atc. It is hard for me as I have had many surgeries on my right arm, hand and thumb. This past June I had rotator cuff surgery on this same arm and am still trying to recover. Physical therapy is challenging.

Right now I am loving the painted rock craze.

My Dart Frogs

I love my tiny little dart frogs. They call all the time. It is really fun to hear frog sounds in the middle of a snow storm in February! I am using stock photos from Google of the dart frogs as I couldn't figure out how to upload my own photos.

Leucomalas is a tiny yellow and black frog known as the Bumble Bee frog. I currently have four of these frogs and hope to raise some tadpoles next Spring to add three more to my tank. These frogs are very sociable and hop right up to my hand when I am feeding them.

Vittatus is a tiny frog that has a black body with a blue belly and an orange/red stripe or stripes down its back. I currently have 14 and three tadpoles. They have a very loud call. We can hear the upstairs tank calling when we go downstairs and hear the downstairs tank upstairs!

El Cope Auratus is a tiny Blue frog with black stripes and spots. I currently have three of these frogs. Their call is a low vibrating purrlike sound.

Epipedobates anthonyi 'Santa Isabel', commonly known as the phantasmal poison dart frog frog, is a small, bold, and colorful frog. These frogs are also known as SIs or Santa Isabels. They are a brownish red with very bright light green stripes. Very loud call!

Favorite Television

My favorite television shows are Criminal Minds, NCIS, NCIS LA, NCIS New Orleans, The Blacklist, Fargo, Elementary and The Big Bang Theory.


I think Kawaii characters are so cute!

Wonderful Idea

I just wanted to share a group on Facebook called

From The Heart

This is a group that will send a card to an elderly person. It also allows you to see the names so you can pick someone to send a card to. This is such a great idea because the elderly can get very lonely. There is another group called

Comfort and Joy

that sends a card to anyone else that is not elderly. Please check them out.


LauRad83 rated for Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #7 on Nov 11, 2018
mermaidery rated for ESG: THE ABC'S OF ME on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing! 😃
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Comment: Thank you for the samples of washi, love the post card and other goodies.
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ksperline90 rated for 3 item surprise swap on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you SO much!
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Comment: Thanks! I enjoyed the PC and your list. Best wishes!
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wingash rated for Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #7 on Nov 10, 2018
Mishi rated for Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #5 on Nov 8, 2018
mb58ca rated for ESG: THE ABC'S OF ME on Nov 8, 2018
Comment: I like your next project! Such a heartwarming tradition.
Response: TY
Comment: Thank you for the adorable fall washi! I love them!
Response: I’m so glad. YW
crochetjunkie rated for Washi Swap on Nov 8, 2018
Comment: Of course I don’t mind sending multiple swaps in the same envelope...I do it myself! Lol Thank you for the washi!
Response: YW
Comment: Hey! Thank you for your lovely message! Have a great day!
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Comment: Yay, Jack is my favorite, I love that movie, it's Halloween and Christmas all rolled up into one. Thanks for sharing to my profile, and happy swapping.
Response: YW. Happy Swapping to you too!
Comment: This is so pretty, thank you!
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jenidleman rated for Big Time Washi Swap on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great samples! :)
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Comment: Thanks for the super cute rabbit picture <3
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Comment: Love Dr Seuss thank you
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Comment: Thank you for an awesome swap!
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Dana78 on Nov 10, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #7

Hi. Nice to meet you. Today, Saturday I have spent all my time with my children at home. I have a German shepherd dog. My children are afraid of him since he was small. His name is Chakou and it doesn't like children either. I love photography too. I take pictures with my phone, mainly landscapes. I would like to take photography lessons but there are none in my country. I will check the Facebook group you shared. It's a great idea to send postcards to the elderly. Take care Daniella

jaimierandolph on Nov 10, 2018:

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Good Morning Jannine

It is 47 degrees here this morning and needless to say I am frozen. lol I have to work later this evening but it's time to break out the yarn and get to crocheting. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend. HUGS

bluecrayons on Nov 9, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #7 -bluecrayons.

hi, how are you? so good to see another who loves pooh and plays words with friends. i love that game. your dog photos are adorable. i've never seen a blue or red frog. there pretty cool looking. thanks for sharing so much with me.

can't wait to see your photography and crafts one day.

have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Angie on Nov 9, 2018:

Doggie Deco!

Angie on Nov 9, 2018:

I don't know how anything could be cuter than your dog photos, but here's a happy doggy hello!

aralyn on Nov 8, 2018:

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Hello!! All of your animals sound amazing :) I would love to have that many dogs! Your frogs are gorgeous and I love the name Snuzie Q! haha! My boyfriend's dad calls his mom Suzie Q (her name is Sue) and I think it's so cute. They (and me) are big fans of CCR too. Hope you have a wonderful day!


astrodogg on Nov 6, 2018:

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I love kawaii too! ❤😀❤😀❤😀❤

Rosa1 on Oct 29, 2018:

Happy Halloween!!

Rosa1 on Oct 29, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

Jenicat on Sep 11, 2018:

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