A Reader Sends In A Picture


Many thanks to Nancy Quade of Newark DE.

Today at 1, Snow Library in Orleans MA (if there’s any part of it that hasn’t eroded away): Spencer Quinn.

Welcome squirrel hunter and Keva, duck hunter.


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105 Responses to “A Reader Sends In A Picture”

  1. Rose
    7:55 am on March 21st, 2013


    What could be better than bacon, I ask you?

    RIO! Your friend’s projects are absolutely stunning!

  2. B. Stover
    8:00 am on March 21st, 2013

    Have a good reading today Spence.

    Good morning all.

  3. Mollypop's Mom
    8:28 am on March 21st, 2013

    Happy spring day! It’s 12° and snowing.

  4. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:42 am on March 21st, 2013

    We here love bacon also!

  5. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:42 am on March 21st, 2013

    Have a great trip, Spence!

  6. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:49 am on March 21st, 2013

    Hmmmphf!…What some guys will do to get there photo plastered up on Chet’s Blog…grunt!

  7. BearSpiritDog
    9:03 am on March 21st, 2013

    Bacon! Morning, Noon & Night, I Love Bacon!

  8. Barb & Maggie
    9:37 am on March 21st, 2013

    What could be better than bacon, I ask?

    Did you read The Squirrel Hunters story? Thank Dog he gets a second chance at a better life. Kudos to those kind souls out there that saw thru to his true self. And to the dudes in the orange jumpsuits that are doing so much good with the nation within.

  9. Staff
    9:40 am on March 21st, 2013

    Heh, Rio, I bet both you and Beau would be willing to do almost anything for bacon.

    Good morning all. I think I have finally adjusted to the time change. I went to bed at the ‘normal’ time last night and feel sort of perky this morning.

    On the other hand I have lost a cooking pot. I used to have 3 graduated pots that I love to cook in. After this last weekend the middle pot (about 2-1/2 quart size)is gone! Completely GONE. Well the lid is still here. I wonder if the Turtleman took it somewhere or it AKattyLibrarian stashed it in her carry-on? Hmmmmmm?

  10. Rose
    10:02 am on March 21st, 2013

    Whitey-Lance: Please check your Lady’s SDD when able.

  11. dawson
    10:04 am on March 21st, 2013

    Bacon! I have a recipe for bacon candy. I haven’t tried it yet but I thought it would be a good thing to take on the Iditarod trail. Mainly because who else needs that many calories?

    Rescues! I love the last few new FOC, mostly rescues. Squirrel hunter’s story made me shed a few tears.

    BStover: Do we need a there, their and they’re lesson?

    Our snowstorm has ended, the sun in shining, the temperature is mild and a walk to the library is in order.

  12. Masquers
    10:04 am on March 21st, 2013

    Someone here claims she had something in her eye while reading Rebecca’s latest race episode on the Snowhook blog this morning. sniff.

  13. BearSpiritDog
    10:06 am on March 21st, 2013

    Staff: Hate it when that happens!
    Have you checked in one of the Other Dimensions? One never knows where these things run off to.

  14. Tupper and Gilly
    10:09 am on March 21st, 2013

    Spring has sprung
    The snow has fell
    That stinkin’ groundhog
    Can go to h-e-l-l

  15. Staff
    10:10 am on March 21st, 2013

    Bear, well, I checked the front porch. Does that count?

  16. Staff
    10:18 am on March 21st, 2013

    Spring. Oh NO! Not again.

    Fargo to fill 500,000 more sandbags for this years flood.


  17. B. Stover
    10:22 am on March 21st, 2013

    A friend of mine dedicated this to me on Facebook. (She knows me well!)

  18. B. Stover
    10:23 am on March 21st, 2013
  19. B. Stover
    10:24 am on March 21st, 2013

    I give up.

  20. B. Stover
    10:25 am on March 21st, 2013

    “There” refers to place.
    “Their” is the possessive form of “they.”
    “They’re” is the contraction for “they are.”

  21. B. Stover
    10:29 am on March 21st, 2013

    The picture I tried to post is of a room with a wooden floor, wooden bookshelves from floor to ceiling, a black leather lounge chair in front of a doorwall and a garden outside. The quotation is from Cicero: “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

  22. dawson
    10:33 am on March 21st, 2013

    Thank you B.Stover. Now I’m curious about your friend’s facebook post.
    T&G: Are you snowed in?

  23. Siber-H
    10:39 am on March 21st, 2013

    Good Morning All

    T&G Your little poem could become a classic.

    All this snow is happening so late in the season which could mean a rapid melt….not good.

    I have bacon flavored chew sticks, which the doggie dentist recommended for my teeth.

  24. BearSpiritDog
    10:40 am on March 21st, 2013

    Tupper&Gilly: Tee Hee :>

  25. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:40 am on March 21st, 2013

    Stover!…Check for punctuation in the name of the file you are trying to post…snort!…This here blog slorts on that kind of stuff…heh!

  26. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:41 am on March 21st, 2013

    Staff!…Are you accusing your brother and sister of stealing from you?…gasp!…If I were you I would check AbbieTheKats dresser drawers – she is probably using it to make late-night snacks…chorkel!

  27. B. Stover
    10:46 am on March 21st, 2013
  28. B. Stover
    10:47 am on March 21st, 2013

    Thanks Rio. I tried taking out punctuation but it still doesn’t work.

  29. Mollypop's Mom
    10:50 am on March 21st, 2013

    B. – You have spaces in the name, at the tail end.

  30. BearSpiritDog
    10:52 am on March 21st, 2013

    For B:

  31. B. Stover
    11:01 am on March 21st, 2013

    I put the picture on my blog. Just click on my name here (in blue) and you’ll see it.

  32. B. Stover
    11:02 am on March 21st, 2013

    Thanks Bear!! How did you do that?

  33. B. Stover
    11:03 am on March 21st, 2013

    Thanks Mollypop’s Mom. I’ll remember that in future.

  34. Staff
    11:22 am on March 21st, 2013

    B, I love that picture. I want that place. It is just yummy. Did anyone else notice the little message in the picture. It is on the wood border on the far wall.


    I had to click and get a larger picture before I noticed it.

  35. OleyHowlers
    11:34 am on March 21st, 2013

    GoodDay. We can never get too much bacon. Yumm
    Squirrel Hunter, we are glad you got a second chance, but we wish it were in a warm, happy home where you could go for hikes and stuff.
    Youse guys in the northeast are really getting hammered with snow! We may be getting a good snowstorm ourselves next week. We have our paws crossed.

  36. OleyHowlers
    11:38 am on March 21st, 2013

    Did you guys read that facebookie story on the right? Jeez! Now even people trying to not buy real fur are being bamboozled. Solution: Don’t buy anything even pretending to be fur…real or faux (or faux faux).

  37. Barb & Maggie
    11:40 am on March 21st, 2013

    Barb says that saying is perfect for her too, except she would add to it. If you have a garden, a library and and a dog, you have everything you need. Or maybe even a Kat!

  38. B. Stover
    11:51 am on March 21st, 2013

    Barb: Yes, that would make the quotation perfect.

  39. Melanie
    11:59 am on March 21st, 2013

    A song for today . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M6qAMMqFhI

    You can skip the commercial in 5 4 3 2 1 .

  40. Melanie
    12:01 pm on March 21st, 2013

    B.Stover, that library is very close to my idea of a perfect library. I would need an elevator at this point, but hopefully that will change.

    Blood tests. Check!
    Ladies’ Refrigerator test. Check!
    Ulta Sound. Check!
    Next week my physical!

    Then as fas as I’m concerned everything can wait another year. We shall see.

  41. Barb & Maggie
    12:04 pm on March 21st, 2013

    This morning when they said it was 39 degrees today, they reminded us that one year ago was a record high of 87 degrees!

    We heard also about he flooding in the Fargo area. Very scary.

    I just heard Barb tell someone that she bought some doggy toothpaste when she was out. Prey tell (snicker), what is she going to do with that stuff? She’s out of luck unless it is bacon flavored!

  42. BearSpiritDog
    2:39 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Agent Patsy up top!

    B: According to TechnoKat: It’s easy-peasy.
    Save to computer…then upload to blog.

    Barb&Magpie: Nana and a friend were talking about this very thing just yesterday. Her friend is on her way to Wisconsin to attend her mother’s birthday celebration (103 this year!). She was saying when she stopped in DuBuque, Iowa last night the temperature was a brrry 20 degrees. Last year at this same time it was in the mid 80’s. A 50 Degree drop in temperature!

  43. Barb & Maggie
    2:53 pm on March 21st, 2013

    BSD, Dubuque is only about 50 miles from where Barb lived. If Nana’s friend continued east on U.S. 20 she would pass right by Lena, IL, which is the cute little town where we lived for 6 years. Well I lived there for only 3 years, cuz that’s how old I am.

    Barb says that even tho it is brr cold out there, it is sunny and nice, so she is going to go out a cut some “kitten willows” from the neighbor’s large bush at the edge of our yard. Yes, Barb did ask permission, but why she wants to bring KATS into this house is beyond me. She said it will make the house look like spring. It is beyond me why she thinks a vase full of kats will look nice, and why does she think they will stay there? Does this whole idea make sense to anyone?

  44. BearSpiritDog
    2:57 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Magpie: Our 2-leggeds do the Strangest things. It’s a Mystery to me too.
    btw: Clever phrasing by Barb to sneak by the Moderator. Snicker.

  45. BearSpiritDog
    2:59 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Thinking of Macy and her family today.
    Min-Pin please check in.

  46. Barb & Maggie
    3:23 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Yes BSD, we done snuck that one right by him! Yikes, Barb thought she was back in Lena again!

  47. Melanie
    3:26 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Hmmm. Math BearSpiritDog style. snicker

  48. bluecat
    4:28 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Royals’ – mum & da – I got mail. Thank you. Thank you. What I gave was a book about the Iditarod to a friend who has 4 dogs and grooms dogs in her home. She also has 3 Kats. 🙂

  49. Barb & Maggie
    4:31 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Barb started reading The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks. Really good so far. The main character has a German Shepherd named Zesus. Barb says he is better behaved than someone she knows.

  50. BearSpiritDog
    4:50 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Barb&Magpie: If The Lucky One features a member of the nation within we are Dog On It!

    Melanie: I know…I know…but what’s a Bear to do when the Blog does not offer an Edit feature?

    Tupper&Gilly: Tell your mama we will get back to her in a few.

  51. Mollypop's Mom
    5:09 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Q: what do you get when you play a country song backwards?
    A: you get your car back, you get your wife back..

  52. Wose
    5:10 pm on March 21st, 2013

    MPM: You are making me laugh…

  53. Barb & Maggie
    5:10 pm on March 21st, 2013

    BSD, We read a little further and the female main character is helping her Grandma run a boarding and training kennel. Keeps getting better!

  54. Barb & Maggie
    5:12 pm on March 21st, 2013

    MPM, Sorry but that would be a pickup truck, never a car.

  55. BearSpiritDog
    6:05 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Rio: Wonder if Staff ever found that pot she was looking for and if she checked Abbie’s Kat Drawer like you suggested. I can visualize ATK cooking up a Tasty Midnight Snack when the rest of the household has retired for the night.

  56. Staff
    6:23 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Nope, That pot is still MIA.

    I am going to have to discuss this with the Turtleman. He often does the dishes. He doesn’t know where is the correct spot to put things. I am blaming him. I have never had a pot disappear before. If the lid wasn’t still here I would think I imagined it.

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug...
    6:25 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Bear!…I have it on good authority that Abbie The Kat makes a mean stir-fry…snort!

    Walk!…We just got back from a walk and do I have a story…snort!…But we have to go up and eat porkchops right now…wheeze!

  58. BearSpiritDog
    6:29 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Pork Chops! Yum!

  59. Wose
    6:37 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Pork chops….double yum!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug...
    6:50 pm on March 21st, 2013


  61. Riö - The Evil Pug...
    7:01 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Walk!… When we were out on our walk we met up with a SiberH doppleganger…snort!….She had a ton of mascara on and her eyes were blue just like you-know-who….grunt!…. So we were all up-close and personal sniffing noses and suddenly the Siber let out a really loud YARK. …yeeep!…. My friend said Beau and I jumped a foot straight up in the air…wheeze!….She laughed about it all the way down the block.

    Another!….Then we came upon another SiberH doppleganger …sniff!….This time we were a bit wary about getting to close in case of that Yark thing again….grunt!…But this guy was very well behaved and wanted to lick my friends hand…grump! ….We learned there are 4 Sibers within a very close proximity to my house….grunt!….Who’d have guessed?

  62. Barb & Maggie
    7:40 pm on March 21st, 2013

    We saw on the news of a couple of dogs that were picked up as strays in California. A blind Siber and a younger mixed breed who is his seeing eye dog. What a tear jerker! They must be adopted together as they are so bonded. They are being over run with adoption requests. Let’s hope Oley’s mom doesn’t see this! They will be adding two more to their pack!

  63. BearSpiritDog
    7:53 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Speaking of which…where is Siber-H?

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug...
    7:54 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Bear!…He is probably getting his nails done…grunt!

  65. BearSpiritDog
    7:55 pm on March 21st, 2013

    It’s Time to Eat…of course it’s Always That Time…Heh.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug...
    8:03 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Food!…One can never have a conversation with Bear, he is always too busy eating…grunt!

  67. Barb & Maggie
    8:14 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Night all, off to noodle land.

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug...
    8:28 pm on March 21st, 2013

    CHobbit!… When you are not doing amazing things will you check your SDD? …snorkel!

  69. Masquers
    8:29 pm on March 21st, 2013

    I’ll tell you what time it is…it’s time for MLB…that’s what!
    The 2013 Major League Baseball season is set to begin on March 31 with a Sunday night game featuring the Texas Rangers and the Houston Astros. Wooo!

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug...
    8:30 pm on March 21st, 2013


  71. Riö - The Evil Pug...
    8:31 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Spring!….Does it get any better than this?….snort!

  72. Masquers
    8:31 pm on March 21st, 2013

    That should get Siber’s attention. Heh.

  73. Whitey-Lance
    8:36 pm on March 21st, 2013

    My Lady went to the doctor yesterday afternoon. She doesn’t like going to the doctor. It has something to do a long held belief that there are so many people that should see her in a hospital gown. She is very modest? Me? I’m a bit of a nudist. Yep, just me and my collar. The doctor gave her some feeling-good-in-no-time pills and she’s been seeing Tenzing’s dancing giraffe ever since.

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug...
    8:47 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Whitey!…Well, you make that giraffe-seeing little lady go back to bed right now…snort!… Tell Tenzing, Luna and Bellie to surround her in bed so she can’t make a move….heh!

  75. Masquers
    8:47 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Whitey! That’s good news, right? Better the dancing giraffes than the alternative.

  76. Tupper and Gilly
    8:50 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Bee – sounds like its time to warm up the pie oven. For everyone EXCEPT Masquers and Rio…..so far.

    W-L – tell your Lady to go to bed with a warm book and a good dog… um, you know what we mean.

    Staff – Mama sympathizes. She is forever playing Scavenger Hunt in the kitchen after “the boys” have put things away.

    Barb – we saw that story too….sniff. Did you see the other misty eye story about the young man with Down’s Syndrome who has a restaurant in Albuquerque. Double sniff.

    We’re saying goodnight. We have discovered Rosemary and Thyme on Netflix.

  77. Macy the min-pin
    8:53 pm on March 21st, 2013

    We are here, all is well.

    And this, Mr. Husky is why your stuffed huskies are on a high shelf.

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug...
    8:57 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Stuffed!…heh!snort!heh!…Oh my, that is funny…chorkel!…I almost laughed out loud.

  79. Masquers
    9:03 pm on March 21st, 2013

    You had best sign off too, Whitey. Get some rest while you can.
    We are putting out the call to the S-Team to pull the midnight shift if Bellie and Mama Luna need the assist.

    Hey, Macy. Siber will love that one!

  80. Luna
    9:16 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Belle Starr and I are taking the first, second and third shift. The third shift is mainly sleeping for all involved. Mama’s eyelids are starting to droop again. Nighty noodles to all youse.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug...
    9:21 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Luna!…Goodnight! Don’t let anyone rome around tonight. Keep her in bed, snug and tight!…snort!

  82. Siber-H
    9:27 pm on March 21st, 2013

    That is so cute, Macy! Thank you. It looks like a girl Siber.

    Rio, This is a very general statement, but girl Sibers are often more vocal than the guys. I would never yark in anyone’s face.

    Baseball!! Masquers, You did get my attention.

    Whitey-Lance, I am glad Rebecca went to the vet today. Now, she just needs to take it easy.

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug...
    9:29 pm on March 21st, 2013

    SiberH!…They were both girls. One was a loud-mouth and one wasn’t…snort!

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug...
    9:57 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Late?…Seems like everyone is in bed already..grunt!…Someone here says we can stay up for awhile, but then thats that!…wheeze!

  85. Siber-H
    9:57 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Night All

    It is so warm here. All the windows are still opened.

  86. Staff
    9:58 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Macy, good to hear from you. The siberian and the stuffy are funny! My sister-in-law is not allowed to have animals in her condo. She collects stuffies. Mr.Husky would have a great time at her house. Till he got caught.

    We are thinking of going to bed early again. Maybe we will be perky tomorrow morning too.

    Nighty noodle all you guys. And Liz. G’day Liz!

  87. Masquers
    10:00 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Nite all…off to catch up on some tv we missed during the race.
    Have a good day, Liz!

  88. Tupper and Gilly
    10:03 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Hey everyone who is still awake. Melanie just called. Her beloved Patsy is kind of in a bad way. Melanie hasn’t mentioned it but Patsy has been slowing down and of late has been wheezing and having a hard time getting comfortable. Tonight she is in rough shape, and Melanie and Zoe are on their way to the vet with her.
    Melanie says that no matter what it means, she has to make sure that Patsy is out of pain and comfortable tonight.
    Yes, we know. Patsy had the cancer diagnosis over a year ago, and wasn’t expected to live more than a couple if months then. But Melanie has gone to the nth degree with care, and Patsy has had a great and pain free time.
    We won’t know what will happen until they get to the vet, but Patsy needs prayers tonight. Prayers that her path will be a gentle one, no matter where it is going to lead.
    We asked Melanie to call us later. If she does we will let you know anything that we know.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug...
    10:11 pm on March 21st, 2013
  90. Tupper and Gilly
    10:21 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Thank you Rio – that is perfect

  91. Staff
    10:25 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Prayers going out for Patsy from here. So much loss.

  92. Macy the min-pin
    10:33 pm on March 21st, 2013

    OOOooooo. All I can do is howl in pain for Melanie and Patsy.

  93. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:45 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Oh no, this has been such a difficult year for Melanie and Zoe. I am in tears.

  94. c.hobbit
    11:19 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Hoping and praying for Patsy, Melanie and Zoe

  95. SnowBella
    11:20 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Melanie, Zoe, Patsy and the Pack are in our prayers and thoughts.

  96. Tupper and Gilly
    11:23 pm on March 21st, 2013

    There is one less gentle soul on this side of The Bridge tonight. It was time for a puppy to cross over and go see the Raven and the other Ladies of the Pack that have traveled on this winter.

    The cancer simply overtook this wonderful, big love bug. But she lived happy. She lived in pure adoration of her Melanie. She had the best kind of life any dog could hope for. She could bark at skateboarders and skiers. She could run with her posse and go for swims in her pool. She was loved as much no matter if she was fresh from her “spa day” at the groomer, or covered in spring mud from romping in the yard.
    She had eyes that were loving and laughing and knowing all in one. She was a great mama to lovely puppies, and a comforting crying towel to her family when they needed it.
    We were honored to know this elegant and silly girl. We wish her a wonderful journey and know that she will be greeted by friends, will have perfect knowledge and will be free.
    Good night Patsy Ketchum. Thank you for being part of our lives.

  97. dawson
    11:32 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Prayers for Patsy…and the rest of the Pack.

  98. c.hobbit
    11:44 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Melanie and Zoe: I am so sorry for your loss. Tupper & Gilly provided a perfect eulogy for Patsy who was so loving and beloved and who lived life so well. She will continue her loving ways and continue her loving life on the other side of the bridge with Raven and other members of the pack. She will be happy while we are sad.

  99. SnowBella
    11:44 pm on March 21st, 2013

    Patsy will never be far from her Pack even on the other side of the Bridge.

  100. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    2:06 am on March 22nd, 2013

    Words fail me.

  101. bluecat
    5:35 am on March 22nd, 2013

    Creator – be with Melanie and Zoe and the Pack. Our hearts are heavy with their loss but thank you for the time they had and thank you that Melanie and Zoe are together.

  102. Wose
    6:13 am on March 22nd, 2013

    Melanie and Zoe, I am so sorry for your loss. Every loss of a four-legged or two-legged is a dagger to my heart. T&G said it best.

    You will always carry Patsy in your hearts, and she will always be watching from the Rainbow Bridge with Raven, loving and protecting you.

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