This month’s Stuffie Spotlight features my friend Little Fox! Thank you Little Fox, for sharing your interview.
1) What is your name and where do you live?
My given name is Little Fox. Yes, my first name is Little (I guess my mom knew I was the runt of the litter). Droopy started calling me L.F. and I like that nickname. I’ve lived most of my life in Oregon and like it here a-lot (except for the traffic, ugh).
2) Tell us about how you got started blogging/writing.
I have been traveling and adventuring with my roommates for many years. My roommates always had little stories about my eccentricities. There was a time I was addicted to rice crackers, I love Huckleberries, and I often go out at night to a place called the Bear Hall where local stuffies go and party. My roommate played around with writing a few books involving animals and realized it was hard work to write a book but it was pretty easy to start blogging so here we are.
3) What other pursuits do you have?
Great question. Hmm, I would have to say my favorite pursuit is, wait for it……hiking. I love to explore the trails in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere. My favorite trail is Observation Peak in Yellowstone National Park. It’s about 10 miles but worth every step. Since January 1, 2013 I have hiked around 760 miles. I started keeping track in 2013 but have been hiking much longer. I think that if Stuffie Tours ever starts a hiking division I want to help out.
Besides hiking I also like to travel. Most of my travel is around the Northwest on weekend trips or day trips. I have been to a few international destinations including: Puerto Vallarta Mexico, Canadian Rockies, Sandy’s house in Canada, and on a stuffie tour to London.
Most of my domestic travel has been based on the Western Coast of the United States (hey, it’s close to my house) but I do want to take a tour to the monuments of DC, the sites of NYC, and to visit my East Coast stuffie friends.
Cooking is an important part of my life. I like to help my roommates cook meals that I sometimes get to eat. I am planning on having a recipe contest in the future (as I did a couple of years ago) to see what kinds of neat foods my stuffie friends share with me.
My other hobbies include: visiting wineries and tasting their wine, periodically going to the local casinos, and I am trying to visit the Grand Hotels of Oregon (which there are not many).
Another hobby that I enjoy is finding unique signs along my travels. I am a sucker for anything with an animal but a good quirky sign makes me happy.
Now, I am always on the lookout for new hobbies so if you have any suggestions readers please share……please……please!
4) What is your favorite food and favorite thing to do?
Excellent question. Being a fox, I have to say that my favorite food is chicken. I enjoy chicken in a pot with potatoes cooking in the juices of the chicken. Yum.
I really like all types of food and styles of cooking. It’s quite a combination of science and art. One thing that doesn’t do it for me is baking, too much of a science for me (unless the baking involves opening a box mix of Ghirardelli brownies and throwing it in the oven).
My favorite thing to do is take trips. That could be a day trip to the beach or a more involved trip to another state. Of course on my travels I like to hike, try restaurants, try to find where the locals go, and sometimes I meet other stuffies.
5) What’s next for Little Fox? I added a question, I hope that’s OK….I have encouraged some of my human friends to get stuffies and take them out on adventures. I need to encourage more of my human friends to get stuffies. Maybe I should here a PR agency?
There are some trails that are “hut to hut” hikes where you day hike, go to a lodge, have a meal prepared by a cook, and sleep in a bed. That sounds pretty good to me.
I would also like to travel the AlCan Highway. Can you imagine the wildlife on the trip from Alaska through Canada to Washington state? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Highway
Stay tuned for the next Stuffie Spotlight – will it be you?