A Random Amazon Review We Like

“You can’t beat a Chet and Bernie mystery for a good read. Probably starting off, you should be
a dog lover. You’ll find yourself chuckling a good deal of the time at Chet’s commentary on what’s happening.
Aside from the humor and fun of the whole romp, Spencer Quinn comes up with creative and
very good mysteries that keep you wondering “who did it?” Good for getting you out of a funk and
making you laugh and feel better. I hear the series will be made into movies which is a good thing.”

– Barbara Russell on Thereby Hangs A Tail.

(“Care to comment on the movie reference?” Spence says.

“Not at this point in time,” says Admin.

“Point in time,” says Spence. “Somewhat Nixonian.”

“He’s making a comeback.”)


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124 Responses to “A Random Amazon Review We Like”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:30 am on July 29th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! A pleasant review, even if the dreaded “good read” appears. As to the Nixonian comment, I still remember “Nixon’s the one!”

    Yipes, mom says it is a 2 step day. Barb was right about boat bouncing, so the 4 things on mom’s list just became 2…a quick shop (5-10 items) and bill paying 🙁

    Have a motley Monday!

  2. B. Stover
    8:44 am on July 29th, 2013


    Good morning all.

  3. O'Howlers
    8:54 am on July 29th, 2013

    OMD! We are still laughing about the first sentence.

    HOH: 2 step day? Boat bouncing? We must be reading every other entry again because you lost us.

    Barb AND Macy’s folks might be joining the Iditarod-bound???? This keeps getting better and better!

  4. Kat
    8:57 am on July 29th, 2013

    Princess, I am sooooo jealous of you.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    9:02 am on July 29th, 2013

    OH: 2 steps forward and 1 step back. Did too much. Went out on the pontoon boat yesterday but the water was too rough on these old abs (with scar and owies from surg)

    The more the merrier in Alaska…PLUNDER ON!

  6. Melanie
    9:06 am on July 29th, 2013

    Ahhh, I pondered, “Which Nixon is making the come back?” I think it’s Nixon in the books.

    “Happy Birthday to Mattie
    Happy Birthday to Mattie
    Happy Howling Drooley Birthday
    To Mattie, who’s ten.”

  7. Herd of Hounds
    9:08 am on July 29th, 2013

    Wowzer,that makes the Waltzing Mathilda a “grand dame”. Whoo hoo, yodel, howl, BARK to her.

  8. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:12 am on July 29th, 2013

    Happy Birthday, Mattie!

    Melanie, he’s referring to the president. ( I know this only because Rihard Nixon is in the tag line). I hope he isn’t making a comeback.

  9. O'Howlers
    9:21 am on July 29th, 2013

    Happy Happy Birthday, Mattie!!! AWOOOOO!

    Thanks for explaining 2 steps, HOH. Now could someone please tell us “point in time” is Nixonian. Mom says she is with Wolfie: no comeback for that dude, please!

  10. Princess Sam
    9:33 am on July 29th, 2013

    Coming back from the dead?

  11. Wookie's dad
    9:36 am on July 29th, 2013

    Didn’t get much of a chance to check the blog yesterday until this morning (we were all Teddied up — a lot like being puddled up but with a baby Golden), but a lot is happening. Woo! Woo!
    Regarding the one armed man, Rio, brought back memories of the original tv show The Fugitive, where the bad guy was the one armed man that Richard Kimble kept looking for for five years.

  12. Wookie's dad
    9:37 am on July 29th, 2013

    OH — Nixon used the phrase “at this point in time” a lot, especially whenever he was trying to explain why he had done nothing wrong, which was a lot of the time toward the end.

  13. O'Howlers
    9:42 am on July 29th, 2013

    Thanks, Wolfie’s Dad. Mom has blocked most of what that guy ever said…except that he is Not a Crook”. Heh!

  14. dawson
    9:58 am on July 29th, 2013

    “I hear the series will be made into movies”. !
    The whole series!? That is excellent news if this reviewer got it right!

    More excellent news.
    Half of the Plunderers are going to Alaska! Wow! I haven’t had a real vacation in years (coming to Mpls to caretake doesn’t count). Oh how I wish I could go…I’m going to re-visit this idea.
    Perhaps we should start a fund for CHobbit to buy several air beds. Or rent a big house for a couple weeks.
    Rio: Yes, I did see your message. I might open Staff’s package.
    Wookie’s Dad: When Rio mentioned the one-armed man I, too, thought of the The Fugitive.

  15. Herd of Hounds
    10:02 am on July 29th, 2013

    Ah, but Fugitive afficionados, did we think of David Jansen or Tommy Lee Jones?

  16. Melanie
    10:04 am on July 29th, 2013

    Sam, now all I see is a zombie Nixon in my head. I bet if I googled that I could find a picture . . Nah, not going to do that.

  17. Melanie
    10:11 am on July 29th, 2013

    Macy’s Mom and Pa are thinking of going. Hip hip hurrah!

    Youse guys better take a lot of pictures, just saying.

  18. dawson
    10:13 am on July 29th, 2013

    HOH: I thought of David Janssen.

    I’m going into the scary basement to do some throwing out of stuff. First centipede or earwig I see, I’m outta there!

  19. Rose
    10:20 am on July 29th, 2013

    Greetings! There is only one fugitive…David Janssen. That show was a favorite in our house while we were growing up. Mannix was too.

  20. BearSpiritDog
    10:32 am on July 29th, 2013

    The Reviewer lost us at the First Sentence. Using Read as a Noun…the sound of fingernails on a blackboard comes to mind.

    Happy, Happy B-Day to Mattie!!! Arooo Arooo.
    Melanie: Isn’t she the Newf with the Teleportation Talents?

    Home at last! Believe me…It’s a Jungle out there.

  21. Herd of Hounds
    10:54 am on July 29th, 2013

    Dawson: Mom is laughing at your basement comment. She went rummaging around down “there” and found her mountaineering boots, from her past life. Laces looked questionable. Back in the kitchen…Chewed laces and little tiny mousie dungs, and a small nest in the right one 🙁 GAH

  22. Siber-H
    10:56 am on July 29th, 2013

    The customer reviews on Amazon are fun and very helpful. (usually)

    Happy Birthday Mattie!!!

    Dawson! We received the passport in the mail on Saturday. A big thank you to you and Turtleman. He did an outstanding job on them. All his work is much appreciated. I will mail the stamp back to you.

    I learned something… There are centipedes in MN. They are everywhere here, but mostly stay in dark places.

  23. Siber-H
    10:59 am on July 29th, 2013

    This is not original with me. It was in my newspaper.

    Anthony Weiner looks like a giraffe.

  24. Macy's mom
    11:19 am on July 29th, 2013

    We here have come to terms with “read” as a noun. The English language is fluid, always changing, whether we want it to or not. But I will never again see readasanoun without thinking of Prof. B.

    It was cool enough last night that we went to the Bark Park. Annie enjoyed reading all the p-mail.

    Regarding the picture of sage from yesterday:

    The sage in bloom
    Is like perfume

    Anyone know the next line?

  25. Barb & Maggie
    11:21 am on July 29th, 2013

    Earwigs are our least favorite insect. They are gross. Barb used to find lots of them out at the farm. Guess who loved them? The chickens. Barb would dump a few into their pen and they went wild. Yummers!

    Went on line this morning and checked some flights from Chicago to Anchorage. Just to get an idea of what cost would be. For some reason the prices were around $775 to $800 from OHare and $572-$600 from Milwaukee. Wonder why the big difference since the same airlines were involved. United seems to do alot of flights.

  26. Rose
    11:22 am on July 29th, 2013

    Siber-H: I like giraffes, and think they are cute. Anthony Weiner is anything but cute. He looks just like a man wearing a trenchcoat without anything on underneath.

  27. Barb & Maggie
    11:33 am on July 29th, 2013

    David Axelrod said yesterday that Americans are willing to give someone a second chance, but not a third chance. He is friends with Humma, but said there is no way Weiner is going to win, so he should stop wasting money and space. That was pretty direct for a political advisor.

  28. B. Stover
    11:45 am on July 29th, 2013

    “Deep in the heart of Texas.”

  29. Melanie
    11:45 am on July 29th, 2013

    Siber-H, I told Zoe your newspapers comment. We are in total agreement with that statement.

    The last ancient sugar maple in the orchard has to come down. 🙁
    I am going to try to slip (?) some leaves to make new trees.
    These will go to OTAS and GLAD and YSAS.

    Speaking of YSAS, he got off and was asleep by 12:30 pm yesterday. Woke up around 9 pm to eat, fell back to sleep until 8 am.

    Working nights in the heat. Nothing like it.

  30. O'Howlers
    11:46 am on July 29th, 2013

    It is great to hear from Bear and Siber !

  31. Melanie
    11:48 am on July 29th, 2013

    I will not be going to Alaska next year. I am just not healthy enough.
    I have done too much for too many years.

    On the other paw, new meds are coming through for my particular type of virus late next year.

    I WILL get to Alaska! (Just don’t know when)

  32. Melanie
    11:49 am on July 29th, 2013

    BearSpiritDog, Yes, Mattie is the teleportation dog.

  33. BearSpiritDog
    11:53 am on July 29th, 2013

    Thanks, O’Howlers, it is Great to be Back!

    Barb&Magpie: We have heard that booking flights from a smaller airport Saves Money…hence the difference in prices between Milwaukee and O’Hare.

    Wose: Mannix…long time since we’ve heard that name!

  34. Mollypop's Mom
    12:09 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Big day here for Buffalo – today is National Chicken Wing Day!

    Don’t let the O’Howlers chickies hear about this.

  35. Staff
    12:17 pm on July 29th, 2013

    David Janssen is the only fugitive.
    Another beautiful day here. We are going to put in the storm door on the back deck now that the Phoebe’s have fledged. Then we will clean all the ‘whitewash’ off the porch. Small birds trapped in one nest can sure generate a lot of crap.

    My goodness I was trying to figure out how many plunderers are traveling to AK next March and I am not sure I can count that high.

  36. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:23 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Melanie!…Maybe you, my friend and Rose can go to Alaska later during the warmer months…heh!heh!

    One-Armed!…Whenever I see a one-armed man I think of Twin Peaks and David Lynch …snort!

  37. BearSpiritDog
    12:24 pm on July 29th, 2013

    North to Alaska?
    It could happen. Nana’s niece is moving to Anchorage in the near future so she and her sister would have a convenient place to stay. On the down side she has the same concerns as Melanie about the Stresses of Distant Travel, which makes it very iffy at this point. Then too, there are the costs to consider……
    She HAS renewed her Passport. So that’s a good sign. Not that a passport is needed for a trip to Alaska. Heh.
    Time Will Tell.

  38. Herd of Hounds
    12:29 pm on July 29th, 2013

    BSD, Rio and Melanie: HOH has its paws crossed for some date for ya’ll.

  39. Barb & Maggie
    12:29 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Happy Birthday Mattie! 10 is a good age.

    BSD, There is a cable channel that has old shows from the late 60s thru mid 80s. It is called COZI. Marcus Welby, the old Tom Selleck detective show, old westerns, etc. Mannix might be on there too.

    Melanie, Barb is a little concerned about her ability to get around on snow and ice at her age. She is better since the new knee, but still…

  40. BearSpiritDog
    1:10 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Barb&Magpie: Had forgotten about Magnum P.I. One can never get tired of watching too much Tom Selleck!

    If the Trip North turns out to be a bust we can always meetup with Plunderers changing planes in Seattle.

    Staff: Harrison Ford was a close second.

  41. Herd of Hounds
    1:25 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Yesterday there were 4 different types of butterflies in the weed…er, herb garden.
    Mom forgot ipaw is a camera too 🙁 Today only one type and they are camera shy but will try. Bush is a summer phlox.

  42. Herd of Hounds
    1:26 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Butterfly is in profile upper dead center…told you.

  43. Masquers
    1:30 pm on July 29th, 2013

    HOH: It is indeed a Motley (composed of diverse often incongruous elements) Monday.
    Nice photo…what kind of herb is that?
    Night & Day. Melanie, Better YSAS is working nights than the alternative. Is he still an extra in the movie?

  44. Masquers
    1:37 pm on July 29th, 2013

    B&M, Howlers: This is a hoot!

    Chicken diapers allow you to bring your chickens indoors for a while.

  45. Herd of Hounds
    1:41 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Masquers 1) plant is not truly an herb…summer phlox. 2) A chickie, even in an adorable diaper in most homes would be toast. Either puppy or pussy toast!

  46. Rose
    1:48 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Bear and Masquers! It is nice to have youse back on the blog where you belong. Yep, Mannix was a real favorite, so was Kojak.

  47. Herd of Hounds
    1:50 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Masquers: 1) plant is not truly an herb…summer phlox. 2) A chickie, even in an adorable diaper in most homes would be toast. Either puppy or puss toast!

  48. Rose
    1:52 pm on July 29th, 2013

    It is so nice that a bunch of youse will get your passports stamped! You will have a most exciting time. Rebecca and AJ are truly wonderful people….I can’t say enough about them. Mick and Jodi (the people, not the dogs) are really great too.

    RIO! If you and I and your friend could stay in the little cabin in the woods, we could chug some of Mick’s shine. UhmmmmUhmmm yummy good.

  49. O'Howlers
    1:59 pm on July 29th, 2013

    MPM, Thanks for giving us permission. Today is our first day out all day. Just sayin’ 🙂

    Barb, If our Mom can handle that snow and ice, we think you can. Mom is the least graceful/coordinated person we know. She will be slip sliding away. Ought to be a hoot!

  50. Masquers
    2:07 pm on July 29th, 2013

    HOH: Chicken diapers…aka a flight suit…chortle.
    Rose: Kojak…the first kool baldie. Home with la Familia. A very good place to be.

  51. Herd of Hounds
    2:08 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Barb: Mom never had much balance, but since her surgery, like a stooge on a banana peel…FUN!

  52. Rose
    2:20 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Masquers: There’s no place like home!

  53. O'Howlers
    2:35 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Rose, We thought it was “no place like Nome”.

  54. Herd of Hounds
    2:43 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Wow, guess it all depends on what kind of slippers one is wearing!

  55. Macy's mom
    2:43 pm on July 29th, 2013

    B..excellent, gold star for you.

    Happy Birthday, Mattie girl. In genealogic work, there are a LOT of Matties. Very popular in the 1800’s and early 1900’s.

  56. dawson
    2:44 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Macy: Clap, clap, clap, clap. Deep in the heart of Texas.

  57. dawson
    2:54 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Boy, I’m a bit late with that answer. Heh heh. Back down into the basement I go.

    Welcome back BearSpiritDog and Masquers!

  58. Mollypop's Mom
    3:12 pm on July 29th, 2013

    I will be wearing my ski helmet. It’s warm, has goggles with it for good vision in snow, and protects my poor brains every time I fall.

  59. Melanie
    3:13 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Earwigs, shudder . .

    Barb and MagPie, have I got the answer for Barb!

    This is how I get around all winter. Don’t forget our stockade is a glacier and the roads aren’t plowed that well.

    Yaktrax – I use the ones that have the strap across the top.

  60. Melanie
    3:14 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Been in pool . . cold . . hot shower was great.

  61. Barb & Maggie
    3:25 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Barb bought 2 Mortgage Lifter tomato plants this May, as that is one of her favorites. They are supposed to be a pink beefsteak type, with large 1 -1 1/2 lb fruits. One is a ML but the other has clusters of small, deep ribbed fruits. There are 6-9 tomatoes in each cluster and they are probably going to be 5 or 6 oz. Not sure yet if they will be red or pink, since none are ripe yet. The plant has regular leaves, not a potato-leaf variety. Any idea what we might have, since it is definitely not a M.L.

  62. Barb & Maggie
    3:30 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Thanks Melanie. Barb had something similar to those when she had to go out and feed during the winter. She got them at Farm and Fleet, not sure of the brand, but they attached to the bottom of the boot and gave you good traction. Think those would be on our list of items to take. Kelly says she has lots of warm cold-weather clothing she could borrow.

  63. O'Howlers
    3:36 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Mom has winter hikers that keep her warm down here, and they are as lightweight as sneakers. She doesn’t have really good snow boots, which we think she will need, but she says will weigh too much in her baggage. Anyone have any advice on that?

  64. Melanie
    3:49 pm on July 29th, 2013

    I would ask C.Hobbit and Rebecca what kind of booot to buy. Get them and have them shipped up there.

  65. c.hobbit
    3:56 pm on July 29th, 2013

    I often just wear regular walking/hiking sho-es in the winter but, yes, I do have boots–a variety of them depending on comfort and temperatures. You might consider buying boots online and have them shipped to one of us for delivery. Or you can wait until you get to Anchorage–the city has plenty of stores and you can buy what you feel you need (no sales taxes). Boot shopping can be our first excursion. A lot will depend on what kind of socks you plan to wear.

    I know that on Alaska Airlines I can take 2 suitcases and a carryon for free but I am not sure if that is tied into my mileage plan or the fact that I joined the Club 49 (free). I’ll look it up later and see what the deal is.

  66. Rose
    4:05 pm on July 29th, 2013

    O’Howlers: Youse make me laugh!

  67. Rose
    4:19 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Grizz and I were lucky…temps in Alaska were in the 30’s….but don’t be fooled. It’s not like the 30’s in New York and you will be standing for long periods. I recommend really good wtaerproof, insulated boots. Very important….a very WARM jacket, preferably with a hood. You may still need a hat. Grizz and I bought jackets from Dick’s Sporting Goods and were told, they would be fine. NOT! Warm gloves are imprtant too. Just be careful with Pancho and Lefty. :^)
    Thermal underwear is important. Your may want to buy the kind people who play sports wear, like a blue kind of skin. Regular thermal wasn’t enough for us. Good socks, maybe two pairs at once. My feet froze the whole time. LOTS of layers!! Grizz and I wore wore a set of Alaska clothes on the flight. We each had one checked bag, and I had a carry on. The place we stayed had a laundry room, so we were able to do ur dirty laundry before leaving.

  68. Herd of Hounds
    4:49 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Rose: Great info. Know it is still early but it is a concern.

  69. Barb & Maggie
    4:58 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Thanks Rose, nice to get advice from someone who has been there.
    Barb is putting on her tennis sh**s, so I believe that means a walkie. That must be why I am boinging all over the room. BBL

  70. Tupper and Gilly
    4:59 pm on July 29th, 2013

    So much happening, so little time…
    Ok, first off – greetings to you all, and Happy Birthday to Mattie, the Winsome Waltzer

    Next – the post office mail was picked up today and, oh my gosh, there was the most beautiful passport there. Such and incredible job by the Turtleman.

    Third – just for the fun of it, Mama looked up the price of a ticket from Boston to Anchorage in March. A round trip was an incredible $321. Yup, that’s what we said. The Storyteller told her she could go, but she really can’t. She doesn’t have any winter clothes or boots that would come close to handling Alaskan March – she spends winters here trying really hard not to go outdoors. But she and Melanie have made plans to watch the opening Ceremonial Start and the real start together to see if we can spot any of youse guys.

  71. Barb & Maggie
    5:12 pm on July 29th, 2013

    We still haven’t gotten a passport. Getting a little concerned.

  72. O'Howlers
    5:14 pm on July 29th, 2013

    C.Hobbit and Rose, Thanks for the good info.

  73. c.hobbit
    5:28 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Maybe Rebecca and I can get together at some point and with our combined knowledge post an “Advise for the Alaska-bound” article on Dishlickers. We could have advice for winter and summer travels and include some helpful links to websites.

    I am sure I speak for both of us in saying that we will do our best to keep you warm. All Alaskans have lots of winter gear and if we knew sizes, we can probably borrow some of the needed items. Especially those of you who live in southern climates, I’d hate for you to spend money of clothing that you don’t otherwise need.

    T&G: I hope your mom reconsiders–that is an exceptional price. Where do you find these deals?

  74. B. Stover
    5:37 pm on July 29th, 2013

    I just received a stamp (not the kind you put on envelopes) from Dawson. It is a B with a flowered background. It is wonderful! Thank you so much Dawson.

  75. O'Howlers
    5:42 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Hobbit, That would be fantastic. Mom has a pair of super warm coveralls that she will be packing (think the ones that Rebecca uses for dog chores), along with a warm coat. This trip is a long way off so we have lots of time.

  76. Melanie
    6:06 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Hey Dawson and all who are staying behind “at this point” blur on over when the race starts. I’m thinking that maybe a few others will join the going gang.

    We need a name . .

  77. Herd of Hounds
    6:23 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Rio: We found an unexpected box in the box today and hid it on top the hoosier cabinet, She can’t reach that high. Will give it to her when ok.

  78. dawson
    6:27 pm on July 29th, 2013

    I checked out the cheap fares from Seattle to Alaska and I am seriously looking at trying to join the group.
    I have lots of winter clothes I could bring. Boots size 6.5 or 7.
    Very warm mittens.

    Barb & Maggie: E-mail me your address. I hope I did not forget you. If I did, do not fear, we will get you a passport.

    Who else has not received a passport?

    BStover: I was at the rubber stamp store and could not resist that “B”. I also found a stamp for Zoe – it’s in the mail.

  79. O'Howlers
    6:32 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Golinka, How did you find such a deal on airfare? The best we found is $505.

  80. O'Howlers
    6:34 pm on July 29th, 2013

    We are having Paul Robesons now. Delish.

  81. Macy's mom
    6:36 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Wow, I can just drive to T&G’s and fly from there. What are we talking, 1200 miles?

    Dawson, silver star for you even if a bit late.

  82. Macy's mom
    6:37 pm on July 29th, 2013

    My Alaska relatives always buy so much stuff down here that they mail their clothes home.

  83. Macy's mom
    6:40 pm on July 29th, 2013

    I was not sure of the dates, but I found a flight for 354 on Alaska Air. Without driving to MA.

  84. O'Howlers
    6:46 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Maybe T&G is looking at one-way price. The one we see is $289 * 2

  85. dawson
    6:58 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Barb&Maggie: Check your SDD.

  86. Tupper and Gilly
    7:12 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Nope – the fare we found was round trip – we did a gulp and double check when we found it. The secret to flying is to do a search for alternative airports and be willing to fly on a Tuesday.
    Of course being good looking doesn’t hurt.
    tee hee

  87. Macy's mom
    7:13 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Well rats. I put in round trip, so I thought it would give me a round trip price. It did not. Hmphh How much to fly to Boston and watch with Melanie and Amalia?

  88. dawson
    7:14 pm on July 29th, 2013

    I took a box of old books to half price books for which I got $11. which paid for my new Larry Millet book featuring Sherlock Holmes. I also found a book titled, On The Rez by Ian Frazier, an author whose writing Dad was enjoying (funny) last week.

  89. Masquers
    7:14 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Dawson: No passport here as of today.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:22 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Flights!…I saw flights from here for $379.00 round tripping!…snort!

    Sharon!…Wow!…I never expected that little box to get to your place until at least Thursday…sniff!…Just let it hang out till you receive something else in your box…grunt!

  91. Herd of Hounds
    7:27 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Aye, aye, Commander Rio. Guess our usual mule train was a jet!

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:29 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Mule!….Well, even the postal worker told my friend that it would get there by mule on Thursday or Friday at the earliest…heh!

  93. Herd of Hounds
    7:31 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Mom called the hotel today and they said it is fine to mail extra clothes up, just not toooo far ahead of time. Yeah!

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:38 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Clothes!…Hey, maybe all youse other guys could mail your wardrobe to CHobbit Harris’s house…heh!heh!…Interesting that the hotel would allow one to do that…sniff!

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:40 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Game!…My friend had a really bad day today – I can just tell..sniffle!… But the Rockies game is cheering her up a little bit so far. They are ahead of Atlanta right now. It’s the loser-teams they do not seem to play well against…frustrating!

  96. bluecat
    7:43 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Dawson – the passport is beautiful. Stamps are on their way back to you.

    It’ll be a lonesome old town the beginning of March, but it’s very exciting that so many of you will be in Alaska to support Snowhook, and each other. Take ipaws! Post pictures!

  97. Herd of Hounds
    7:49 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Rio: You have our permission to whomp the Braves.

  98. dawson
    8:09 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Thanks for the update on passport delivery/non delivery: Bluecat, Masquers and Barb and Maggie and all the rest of youse. Snigglefritzing goats are on the job but they will not prevail.

    Staff: Have you bought your tickets already?

    Rio: Staff got a package today but so far I have not opened it.

  99. Barb & Maggie
    8:32 pm on July 29th, 2013

    The cheapest we found so far was $572 from Milwaukee, round trip, but we just plugged in random dates in March, weekdays, not actual dates. What dates should we use? Is Feb. 25th a good one?

    Dawson, Got your email and thank you.

  100. c.hobbit
    8:41 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Barb: If Tuesday is the cheapest day to travel, you are looking at Feb 25th. This will also give you a bit of time to decompress if you have jet lag or travel problems. The Mushers’ Drawing Banquet is on Thursday Feb 27th. This is a separate cost ($75 or $100?–Rose and Griz went last year so maybe she can chime in).

    The Ceremonial Start of the race from Anchorage is Saturday March 1. The Official Start from Willow is Sunday March 2.

    With so many Plunderers coming up to support Snowhook, we need to somehow get some local media attention. This is a great human interest story and would promote Snowhook and the Chet & Bernie books.

  101. Staff
    8:49 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Dawson, Yes I bought those tickets. Please don’t tell me you found some that were cheaper. I emailed you the itinerary.

  102. dawson
    8:58 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Staff: I did not get your itinerary.

  103. Herd of Hounds
    8:59 pm on July 29th, 2013

    CHobbit: Right you are about publicity. I’m not sure about the channel that covered the race locally last year. Would be great for some (ESPN and others) to see there are teams that get creative over funding…human (canine) interest is it?
    If only OFA was a part ot the gang.

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:06 pm on July 29th, 2013

    News!…What about the news channel that did the story on Snowhook last season?…snort!…Maybe Rebecca could contact them and give them a heads up about people flying in from all over just to root for Snowhook!…chuffle!…Publicity is just what they need!…snort!

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:08 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Double!…I think I just said the same thing Sharon did earlier, only in PUG…heh!

  106. O'Howlers
    9:14 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Rio, We also had a box from you in our box. Heh

    We are planning to fly up on Tuesday, and fly home on Tuesday. The price right now is $505.

  107. Melanie
    9:21 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Plans . . Sound wonderful.


  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Staff!…No Refund, remember?…snort!…Don’t even bother looking at other ticket prices now. You are stuck with what you got and that’s that!…heh!heh!…I got an email from the Turtleman!! Love that guy!…grunt!

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Boxes!….Good! It sounds like everyone received their little boxes days earlier than I expected…heh!…All except for the someone who was supposed to get a little box who I totally forgot about…wheeze!…One can only be expected to do so much when it comes to postal-ness…sniff!

  110. Barb & Maggie
    9:30 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Be back tomorrow. Night all.

  111. Staff
    9:31 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Dawson, Check your SDD. I thought I had sent it but it was in my drafts. Now it has gone.

  112. Staff
    9:32 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Rio, We will suck the Turtleman into the blog yet. Heh heh heh.

  113. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:33 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Staff!…My friend says you crack-her-up…grunt!…She says it might be worth the terror of flying just to meet you…chorkel!

  114. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:40 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Turtleman!….Check your SDD quick as a ….sniff!…Well as quick as a Turtleman can I guess….chuffle!

  115. Herd of Hounds
    9:47 pm on July 29th, 2013

    More excitement today…see it was a motley (look it up) Monday.

    Nighty night.

  116. dawson
    9:56 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Staff: Yes, I finally got it. I’m too tired to look at flights tonight. I know I will not be joining you for the flight back to Seattle leaving at (gasp!) 12:35 am. No chance. Driving is still a possibility.

    G’day to LizF! Wonder how long it would take to get from Australia to Anchorage. Hmmmm.

  117. Masquers
    11:31 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Riö: Little boxes. Sniff.

  118. Pancho & Lefty
    11:32 pm on July 29th, 2013

    Rio: Check your SDD. Snort!

  119. Masquers
    11:50 pm on July 29th, 2013

    See youse on the flip side.

  120. Masquers
    9:28 am on July 30th, 2013

    Hey! Where is everybody?

  121. Herd of Hounds
    9:38 am on July 30th, 2013

    We’re waiting on others…have been for hours! HELLO!

  122. Masquers
    9:45 am on July 30th, 2013

    Good morning, HOH & everyone!

  123. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:53 am on July 30th, 2013

    Maskers!…Does August 4th ring a bell?…grunt!

  124. Masquers
    9:56 am on July 30th, 2013

    Riö: Why yes, yes it does. Thanks, pal, for reminding me.

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