Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2019 6:09 pm


Date Joined: September 11, 2017
Last Online: January 23, 2019
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

  • E- Elephants, excitement, eclecticness, envelopes

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

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

  • 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, notecards

  • 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.


danyelle15 rated for 9 Washi samples swap on Jan 23, 2019
Comment: What a fun card. My husband and I go rollerskating two nights a week! Thanks
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute kitty card! I love it! Stay warm!
Response: YW and I’m trying.
lttleetoile rated for CS: Kitty PC on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Hi Jannine - thank you for the sweet message and adorable kitty cat! I'm sure i'll be back on swap-bot soon enough! xoxoxo
Response: YW. Good luck to you.
marclively rated for 3 partners~ 3 postcards on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: YW
CraftyCari rated for Christmas Card Exchange (USA) on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Thank You! Hope you are having a great New Year!
Response: YW
Kuuruusu rated for M00nMail postcard Newbie OK on Jan 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your lovely postcard! :) Oh I’m sorry, how could I have missed this, that this was a regional, USA only, swap! I’m so sorry. I try to be more careful for now on. Thank you for sending me this beautiful postcard anyway! :)
Response: YW
craftyobsessed143 rated for THEMED washi swap - floral on Jan 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: YW
KarenFife rated for Scatts PC Swap - C - US Only on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: Beautiful place on your postcard and fun answers. Cheerio!
Comment: Thanks!
Response: YW
dustcollector rated for Scatts PC Swap - B - US only on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you. What sort of little dogs are they? I have one big and one small.
Response: YW. I have four small and one medium and one big. The little ones are all Jackabees. This is a cross between a Beagle and a Jack Russell.
boandsully rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #1 on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: LOVE the postcard! So unique.
Response: I’m so glad.
susieq11 rated for CS: Doggo PC_Jan on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: What a cute postcard!!! Thank you so much! : )
Response: YW
swap4fun rated for Quick Christmas Card Swap! #2 USA on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you! :-)
Response: YW
supersquirrel rated for HOLIDAY RECYCLED ATC on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Probably one of my last holiday ATCs of the season and it's a pretty one! I spy the pup. Thanks so much and for the cool postage stamps and 3 OF HEARTS too! :)
Response: YW
thegiantsmurf rated for 3 partners~ 3 postcards on Jan 17, 2019
jenn52732 rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #1 on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Love the postcard!!! Thank you so much!!! ❤️
Response: YW
trapster rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #1 on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Cute crustaceans card...lol. Hope you enjoyed your puzzle
Response: Finished that puzzle and started another!
1koolkrafter rated for Send Anything #64 on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Hello...thanks for the fun goodies🌸
Response: YW
Comment: How cute!

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susieq11 on Jan 19, 2019:

Thank you soooo much for the Maine mapcards and Fun Facts postcard! They are perfect. Thanks so much for helping me and I hope my postcards get to you soon!! Have a good weekend!! : )

Rosa1 on Nov 16, 2018:

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:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #6


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:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #5

Mail Deadline: Nov 7, 2018

ID: astrodogg

I love kawaii too! ❤😀❤😀❤😀❤

Jenicat on Sep 11, 2018:

satinification on Apr 28, 2018:
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“Only thin, weak thinkers despise fairy stories. Each one has a true, strange fact hidden in it, you know, which you can find if you look.”

~ Diana Wynne Jones

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