A Walk On D-Day

Bernie and I go for a walk. A walk is always good. Yesterday I found a great stick. Did we have fun with that or what?

But today Bernie’s kind of quiet. We come to the big flat rock in the canyon, up above our house, always looking so small from here; but I can hear the water splashing in the swan fountain. Bernie sits down. Me, too. He gives me a pat.

“Sixty-seventh anniversary of D-Day, big guy,” he says. “Some of those men are still around, but the numbers are dwindling. Important to remember them.”

Not sure who we’re remembering, plus numbers are involved, so I just sit there and feel Bernie remembering.

Welcome Murphy and McGinnis Greer from Syracuse, Winston, Gary. Ralph – please re-try.

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102 Responses to “A Walk On D-Day”

  1. OleyHowlers
    8:31 am on June 6th, 2011

    Thank you Chet, for reminding us of the anniversary of D-Day. We should never forget. We cannot imagine what it took to land on that beach, under so much fire. Or the consequences for the world if they did not succeed.

  2. Buddy and T.C.
    8:32 am on June 6th, 2011

    But hey, that Gary is one Kool Kat !!! We like the look of him.

    Perfect day here. But Mommy says we need rain.

  3. Mollypop
    8:44 am on June 6th, 2011

    Buddy – We have lots of rain we’d like to send your way. Farmer’s fields have been too soaked to plant.

  4. Melanie
    8:44 am on June 6th, 2011

    I’ll join Bernie, Chet. Thanks for reminding me.

    It’s fix the fence day today. We think it will get through one more season and then have to be replaced. It’s not The Pack’s fault, it’s all the snow smooshed up against it by the snow plows year after year after year.

  5. Buddy and T.C.
    8:49 am on June 6th, 2011

    Mollypop, thats how our Spring was (April and most of May). The farmers are just now very busy planting because it took so long to get to the fields. However, now we have not been getting any rain for the past 2-3 weeks and the garden keeps needing to be watered, and the fields are dry and the pastures are dry. Feast or Famine, eh?

  6. Rose
    9:32 am on June 6th, 2011

    Greetings and Good Day to All!

    Thanks, Bernie for reminding us of the importance of D-Day, and those who fought for our freedoms.

  7. Masquers
    9:40 am on June 6th, 2011

    D-Day the 6th of June.
    Hi Everyone. We are finishing up Unbroken – 1 more day.
    No sun this morning, but still warm.
    Have to catch up on yesterday so will BBL

  8. B.Stover
    9:46 am on June 6th, 2011

    Good morning Chet, Bernie and everyone.

  9. Tupper and Gilly
    10:04 am on June 6th, 2011

    Good morning everyone.
    Thank you Bernie. You sit with him, Chet, and let him think his deep thoughts while ruffling your fur. We believe that fur ruffling is an important part of humans’ thought process.
    (except Prof.Bee seems to think deep thoughts a lot, and she does’t have any fur to ruffle…still think the Pklunderers should fix that little anomoly)
    Lovely, blue sky, sunny day here. Mama got some of her garden in yesterday. Lettuce, purple peppers, 6 kinds of tomatoes, zukes and lots of herbs. We wish she would plant milk-bones and see what comes up.
    Then they had lobster for dinner. Then they went to the store that isn’t highs to get a rain barrel and fertilizer. Then she fell asleep on the couch. Wonder why.

  10. BearSpiritDog
    10:08 am on June 6th, 2011

    Heh,hen..another visual of Redbone and Rio on the porch with the boys – Alice playing the fiddle…

    Siber-H: Wish those fires were out. Hoping the wolves and other animals find their way to safety.

    Good Morning All.

  11. OleyHowlers
    10:13 am on June 6th, 2011

    Good morning All.

    T&G: We plant milk-bones in our farm fields here. Still waiting…

    Siber, we are also worried about the wolves, and all of the other life, including trees. Hope the fires burn out soon.

  12. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:37 am on June 6th, 2011

    Hey, y’all! Today there was a story in the newspaper about a guy whose father died when he was 12. In order to help support his sisters and the stepmother who had raised him, he lied about his age and joined the Navy — he obviously was very mature for his age. A few weeks later Pearl Harbor was attacked. By the time he was 15 he was on a cruiser participating in D-Day. I can’t imagine being that young and going through all that. He says he’s still haunted by the things he saw.

  13. dawson
    10:44 am on June 6th, 2011

    Chet: It’s nice to know you are with Bernie on these “remembering” days.
    Siber H: It’s wet here too (but not snow). I’d like to send you some moisture. It’s in the low 50’s and cloudy.

  14. Volfie Vigglebutt
    10:48 am on June 6th, 2011

    Good morning, everyone.

  15. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:52 am on June 6th, 2011

    Oh, and about my name…..

    I changed it because I was trying to impress Nattie. (Blush)

    But then I forgot to change it back when I realized that Siber had the hots for her.

    (ha ha ha ha)

    Go Giants!

  16. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:56 am on June 6th, 2011

    Wolfie: Glad to see you’re back to “normal”!

  17. Alice M. Johnson
    11:08 am on June 6th, 2011

    Thanks for filling me in on the name change Wolfie. I kept noticing and not remembering to ask. It is hard to remember to change the name isn’t it? Alice and Abbie and Staff have a lot of trouble with it.

    It is going to be hot here today. And humid. Not planning on doing much.

    Staff says to tell Dawson she should be proud of Staff. On Saturday she couldn’t give Mom her bath because a leg of the tub chair broke and tried to dump Mom in the tub. (estimated replacement cost about 100.00) On Sunday Staff went to some thrift stores with sewing friends looking for sewing machines (Yes,one) and found a replacement tub chair for 9.99. Whoo hoo! Although she did have to sit with it on her lap all the way home.

  18. Buddy and T.C.
    11:09 am on June 6th, 2011

    Hey Fellow Plunderers:

    Buddy here… I received my signed copy of To Fetch a Thief this morning. Signed by The Spencer Quinn.

    In invisible ink it says “Buddy, you are our most favorite Plunderer because you are so smart and laid-back…and good-looking too.

  19. OleyHowlers
    11:15 am on June 6th, 2011

    Shut up Buddy…just shut up. You are a show-off. And there is no invisible ink.

    Kirby, what is the pill that your Dad gives you for fleas and ticks? We used to get that stuff they squirt between our shoulders, but this month they started something new for us. Its called Revolution and its supposed to kill fleas, ticks, heart worm, and even scabies (which is why we have to take it all summer). One pill to do it all…pretty cool.

  20. Siber-H
    11:21 am on June 6th, 2011

    I heard someone say once that D-Day was the most important day in the 20th century. I believe it was.
    I cannot imagine what the guys that landed on those beaches went through. I hope this country never forgets the gratitude and honor we owe them.

    Wolfie, the Borzoi is too tall for me.

    I’ll be back later to post something about the fire and the wildlife.

  21. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:26 am on June 6th, 2011

    OleyHowlers: Dad gives me a pill called Comfortis — but it’s just for fleas. He remembered to break it up into small pieces and mix it with my food this morning, but one piece was too big so I spit it out. So then Mom and Dad tried to trick me into taking it with other treats, but I just ate the treat around the piece of pill and spit it out again. So Mom tried putting in in my mouth and holding it closed — only I pretended to swallow it than spit it out as soon as she let go. I know I should eat the whole thing, but it’s really, really yucky! So Now Dad’s planning to break it up some more and put it in my food the next time I eat. I hope he remembers to make it really, really little, or he’ll have the same problem again!

    Those girls got the squirty stuff on their backs, because the stuff I get is only prescription, so Mom and Dad just settled for the other stuff. So obviously they like me better. So there!!!

  22. Siber-H
    11:26 am on June 6th, 2011

    Kirby, mom also wants to know about the pill because I get the squirt between the shoulders…not that I mind it because she does it when I am asleep.

    Buddy is delusional, isn’t he?

  23. Barb & Maggie
    11:31 am on June 6th, 2011

    Hi, everyone. Barb had running to do this morning. Had to get an oil change, then went to the bank to get her license renewal for the car. It expired 5/31 and she hasn’t gotten a renewal from the state. She found out that the car dealer transposed 2 # on her zip code, so it is showing us as living in the Ch1 suburbs. Then the bank couldn’t give her the sticker, so she had to go somewhere else and get it fixed and get the sticker. Now all is done, and she is back at home.

    Very hot today and Wed. it is supposed to be close to 100, with heat index of 107. Yikes!

  24. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:32 am on June 6th, 2011

    Ooh, Siber-H! Double post!!!

    As for Buddy, I bet that ink was SO invisible that Spence didn’t even know he was writing anything!!!

  25. Alice M. Johnson
    11:33 am on June 6th, 2011

    Yeah Buddy! We have an ‘all Buddy’ month at friends of Chet. It doesn’t seem very random does it? Heh. I do think that the blog Buddy, although a dog, does seem very laid back and calm. Buddy the cat seems a little more intense. Probably from having to live with Huskies.

  26. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:37 am on June 6th, 2011

    OK, Mom’s heading off to work now, so the computer’s about to go down. I hope y’all have a great day! BBL!!!

  27. B.Stover
    11:50 am on June 6th, 2011

    There is the cutest chipmunk taking a dirt bath in my garden. He’s also burying sunflower seeds.

    T&G: You don’t want me thinking more than I do already. (Note: That is a statement and not a question.)

    Buddy: Most favorite?? “Most” is superfluous….but I’m still laughing.

    I wonder how many sewing machines Staff has……

  28. B.Stover
    12:03 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Barb: Rebecca’s recipes are on the dishlickers site.

    Has everyone contributed all the recipes he/shes want to conribute? Should we call a deadline Barb?

    Melanie: How much more time do you need on the photos?

  29. B.Stover
    12:04 pm on June 6th, 2011

    I’m editing myself: “…all the recipes he/she wants to….

  30. Barb & Maggie
    12:19 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Bee, I will print them tomorrow. Office printer is better than the one I have at home. All others all printed, and ready to send to you. Can you send your mailing address to me again, on my personal email, please. I think we can set a deadline. I will be gone Fri, Sat, and Sun. so do you want the deadline to be this Sunday? Then I can print any final ones and mail to you early next week.

  31. Masquers
    12:31 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Buddy: We believe the invisible ink story as Spence is only stating the obvious. (After all, you are Friend of the Month)

  32. Mollypop
    12:35 pm on June 6th, 2011

    I have a question – are we selling our recipe book for money for Snowhook?

  33. dawson
    12:41 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Whooo Hoooo!
    I’m going through the mail that has been piling up while I was gone and I got my surprise and calendar from Snowhook! Yippee! Thank you Snowhook.

  34. dawson
    12:44 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Mollypop: I don’t know for sure but I think we should have a 5 or 10 dollar minimum charge (donation)to get the cookbook.

  35. Barb & Maggie
    12:59 pm on June 6th, 2011

    I think Dawson has a good point. We were not going to sell the cookbook for profit, but there should be a charge to cover paper/printing and mailing costs. Or is Liz just going to put this in a pdf file that everyone can download?

  36. OleyHowlers
    1:09 pm on June 6th, 2011

    We thought Liz was just going to create a downloadable pdf.

  37. BearSpiritDog
    1:13 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Dawson, It was worth waiting for, wasn’t it1 Happy to hear you finally have it!

  38. BearSpiritDog
    1:21 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Barb&Maggie and Dawson: Our preference would be to have a paper copy of the cookbook rather than a downloadable pdf. We are very willing to spend the money to have this version of it.

  39. B.Stover
    1:54 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Barb: Sounds good. I’ll send my address via email.

    Liz is going to have to answer the question about printed or pdf. I think it would cost more than $5 to 10 to buy a printed version. (Liz: “Resilient chick”–I like that!)

    ALL PLUNDERERS: The deadline for getting your recipes in is this Sunday, June 12, 2011.

  40. Mollypop
    3:01 pm on June 6th, 2011

    What if we did printed and a pdf. Either way, we send something to the purchaser – print copy by snail mail or pdf by email.

  41. B.Stover
    4:07 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Liz: What about Mollypop’s idea of print copy and pdf?

  42. BearSpiritDog
    4:15 pm on June 6th, 2011

    A Paws to Remember

  43. Melanie
    4:15 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Whew, I feel like Barb . . .

    Dan has had a set back in the infection department. And, for the past few days, we’ve been running around like chickens being chased by Sibes.

    I get to stay home tomorrow. So I’m hoping to finish the photos, then find a CD-R put them on there and send them to snail mail to LizF.

    IF ANYONE ELSE HAS PHOTOS SEND THEM DIRECTLY TO ME!

    I figure two to three days I will have that mailed to her.

    Dan is okay, but getting more and more tired. Unless today’s blood tests are worse, he’s going back to the Doctor on Thursday.

    Tomorrow is the heart doctor.

    Zoë finally got to go into the pool (I’ve been gone all day and at least two of us need to be here) and it started raining. Not on radar mind you, just shows up here.

    Going to rest now!

  44. Melanie
    4:16 pm on June 6th, 2011

    But before I rest . . . BSD that is wonderful. Did someone in your Pack do that?

  45. BearSpiritDog
    5:04 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Melanie, Not drawn by one of our pack, but I liked this charcoal drawing too and wanted to share it with all of you.

    Sorry to hear Dan must return to the doctor for that infection. Our good thoughts go out to you. Wish you had some help with all you have to do.

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:11 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Recipes!…I don’t think someone here ever got all her recipes out on Dishlickers…grunt! ….What an embarrassment she is….huffle!

  47. Siber-H
    5:29 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Rio, Your friend has been busy, busy at the busy place, plus the move. You gotta cut her some slack.

    Bear, that is beautiful and it is a good day to post it.

    Melanie, thinking of Dan and your family.

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:52 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Whew!…I just read the Recipe deadline is this Sunday so maybe she will get with it…heh!

  49. Rose
    6:39 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Bear:

    That is a lovely drawing. Thanks for sharing.

  50. dawson
    6:43 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Melanie: Sorry to hear about that infection continuing to plague Dan. I hope you and Zoe can manage a day or two of relaxation amidst all the running around like Barb or one of her chickens.

    I’m okay with a pdf cookbook. I can print it off myself. Then I will make a donation to Snowhook in honor of the Plunderers who did the voluteer work to make it happen.

    I walked to the library and found Until Tuesday. I may start reading it despite a long to-do list.

  51. Barb & Maggie
    7:31 pm on June 6th, 2011

    I have Until Tues. on my wait list at the library, so today dug out an old (1990) Tony Hillerman that we bought at a book sale recently for $1.00. So started reading that. You can get sooo much pleasure from $1.00!

    Hope Dan gets that nasty infection under control. He looked happy and relaxed in the pool video. Good luck.

    Bear, we liked your sketch, and what a fitting day to post it.

    Rio, I know we got some recipes from your friend. That yummy potatoe recipe, the strawberry dessert, and the not-so-much cabbage recipe. Is that the same as the case noodles? Or do they have a different filling? If you need a couple of extra days, let us know.

    We will be gone till Sunday night, so will work on the final printing & sorting Monday and Tues. next week.

  52. Melanie
    7:54 pm on June 6th, 2011

    HEY FURRY AND NON FURRY FOLKS!

    Linda the Lurker just got in touch and she’s GOING TO BUY THE COOKBOOK!

    Hip Hip Hurrah!

    Just finished watching Hercule Poirot: Appointment With Death.
    EXCELLENT!

  53. Melanie
    7:57 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Email came in called The Very First Senior Moment . . .

  54. Siber-H
    8:02 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Arizona wildfire…The heroic firefighters have managed to save small communities that are in its way by setting backfires. The fire still has zero percent containment. They are starting to evacuate the small communities in NM that it is rapidly approaching.
    Mollypop, firefighters are coming from New York to help out.
    Mom has read that most of the bigger animals can escape these fires, but not the small squirrel in the tree, of course.
    In the long run, these fires are very good for the health of the forest and the wildlife.

  55. Mollypop
    8:17 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Siber-H – The pictures of the fire are so scary!

    Hooray for Linda the Lurker! She kicked off our fundraising effort. Yipee! Woo hoo!

  56. Siber-H
    8:23 pm on June 6th, 2011

    The Wolves.. The wolves are in that area because of the Mexican Lobo re-introduction program. The Mexican Wolf is a sub-species of the Grey Wolf and they were and are nearly extinct. The re-introduction plan has been mostly a failure. If it isn’t the ranchers shooting them, it is the Feds or State trapping and/or shooting them. These wolves are an endangered species and are suppose to be protected, but that is not the way it has worked. If the Mexican Lobo goes extinct, it will be because of man and not the wildfires.
    Mom worked on the Mexican Wolf re-introduction program back in the 1990’s and she is very sad about the way it has turned out.
    Thankfully, the wolf re-introduction program in Yellowstone has been a huge success, and the Yellowstone ecosystem is much healthier because of the wolves.

  57. Melanie
    8:35 pm on June 6th, 2011

    True, Siber-H. I was just reading about the wolves in Yellowstone.

    Headed to bed,

    Ya’ll take care now hear?

  58. BearSpiritDog
    8:37 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Melanie: Thanks for the cartoon – we needed a smile here.

  59. dawson
    8:48 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Melanie: Thanks for the cartoon and for letting us know about Linda the Lurker.
    Siber H: That is too bad about the wolves. Especially when the Feds/State doing the shooting and trapping.
    Game Three of the Stanley Cup: I turned it on and a Boston player was being taken out on a stretcher. Hope he’s okay. No score so far.

  60. BearSpiritDog
    8:49 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Siber-H: We are always concerned about the wolf, a very misunderstood animal. Jim Brandenburg, the artist who designed the endangered species stamp collection for the USPS was told to choose another animal as the wolf would not be accepted. He has written a book called “Brother Wolf – A Forgotten Promise” – well worth reading.

  61. Siber-H
    8:57 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Thanks Bear, we will look for that book. We have an old book of his that is mostly wolf photography.
    I didn’t know that about the wolf stamp and the USPS, but it figures.

  62. Liz
    8:58 pm on June 6th, 2011

    A late good morning to all. I’ll answer the questions about print vs pdf during my lunchbreak!

  63. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:00 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Hey, y’all! I’m back! Mom just got home from work

    oh look — there’s a moth way up on the curtain I wonder if I can reach it — dagnabbit those stupid windows are tall!!!

    anyway, Mom just got home from work so I’ve finally caught up on things. We’re sorry to hear about Dan’s infection. It seems like everytime he improves a little, something else drags him down. Get better soon, Dan!!!

    Great drawing, Bear, and very appropriate!

    We still haven’t sent in our recipes — Mom keeps trying to decide what to submit. Don’t worry, she’ll get around to it by Sunday — I think! Oh, and she also needs to dig up my sestina and put it on the dishlickers site like Bee asked her to do. She always thinks she can remember all this stuff, but I’m thinking she needs to make herself a “to do” list!!!

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:19 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Dan!…. The Man! Get better or else…grunt!… You are the best looking old guy I have ever seen. I bet you give great pats and ear scratchings. I loved you in Melanie’s latest video!…Wooooo!Weeeee!…heh!

    Fires!…The Arizona fires are affecting our air supply here big time…cough!sneeze!…This morning I could actually smell smoke and all day long it has been smoky and hazy…snuff!… My friend says all the people flown in from all over the US for this training thing are wondering why they can’t see the mountains….duh! … She says her “guys” are from the South, (think Redbone Hound) and they address her as “Miss —–“…heh!…She loves that southern politeness…snorkel!…One guy said, “I hate waiting, its like pushing water uphill.”….heh!…I’m sure she cackled out loud at that one..snort!

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Attention Auction Item Donating Plunderers!!!…sniff!

    Description! …Here is the description format that should be sent to Rebecca along with your enhanced photo(s) for the Auction…snort!… Please copy and save for future use. Your description can be longer than the two sentences I used in the example. Please try to make it short and to the point though. ( Wookie!)

    ITEM #: To be added by Rebecca

    Title: Spanish Fan.

    Description: A work made entirely out of paper with a little added bling using a technique called ‘Quilling’. The frame is a shadow box type frame.

    Size: 15” x 12” x 1 ½” deep.

    Starting Bid: $25.00

    Minimum Bid: $2.50

    Deadline!… I think the deadline for sending your photos along with your description, (one per email please!), to Rebecca should be Saturday June 25th. This will give her a week to make sure all is okay with each one. She will be building the Special Auction Page as she receives the Items, so there will be no favorites. First come first displayed so to speak! …heh! …I love Rebecca!…sniff!

    Photos!… This means you must get your best photos to Melanie for sizing and enhancement way before June 25th! …snort! …. Remember, she will be sending the enhanced photo back to you for safe keeping so that you can send it as an “attachment” along with your description in an email to Rebecca at the Snowhook email address. …grunt!

    Molly!…Is your Go-to-Techie for any help with the email/attachment/photo stuff… wuffle!…Thank you Special Agent Molly!…Woooooo!Weeee! ..What a gal!…heh!

    Questions?…Read everything thoroughly and if you still have questions about something please go ahead and ask…heh!…I will try to answer as quickly as puggishly possible…grumble!

  66. BearSpiritDog
    9:41 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Hi, Liz & Kirby!
    Turning in early tonite
    Sweet Dreams – Bear

  67. BearSpiritDog
    9:45 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Rio: Copy, over and out!

  68. dawson
    9:52 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Oops.
    Boston Bruins 4, Vancouver Canucks 0 at the end of 2nd period.

  69. Siber-H
    10:00 pm on June 6th, 2011

    We are going to forget my ever getting a photo in an email, attached, or anything else like that. Even if I were talented in this area, I don’t think a necklace would photograph very well.

    I would be happy to mail a necklace or two to any one who wanted to auction them off. I have no other ideas.

  70. OleyHowlers
    10:03 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Bear, we loved that drawing, especially on D-Day.

    We will continue to send good thoughts Dan’s way. Wish he (and you) didn’t have to go thru this.

    Rio, copied your instructions. Thanks.

    Siber, we read that those wolves in Yellowstone (or was it elsewhere) were now allowed to be hunted. We also are very very sad about the treatment of wolves. They are so closely related to The Nation that it just plain stinks.

    Speaking of bad treatment, Sasha and Dima had their turns at the Vet tonite. We felt tricked and abused. But the ice cream on the way home sort of made up for it.

    Good nite all..those shots wore us out.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on June 6th, 2011

    SiberH!…I never thought of you as a “QUITTER!”….grump!…Just get with Molly and she can help you… dammit!

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:09 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Bruins!…Are winning?…heh!…So Admin wasn’t totally off his rocker, was he…heh!snorkel! …Anthony, suck it up pal! You might be buying this time…heh!

  73. dawson
    10:21 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Siber H: I am going to make a special donation for those of us who are totally committed to Snowhook Kennels but are seriously techno-challenged. Plus I will bid like crazy on the auction items.

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:24 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Guys!….How come there are so many New Guys lining up to be Chet’s Friend anyways…grump!…I bet these guys don’t ever stop and say “Hi” to Chet, they just want the Prize….snort!…The “Prize” they want to take away from the likes of ME!…growl!sniff! …What the Hell?

  75. Siber-H
    10:25 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Dawson, I thought the same thing myself…just make a special donation in honor of the auction, and bid on the auction items.

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Dawson!…You are my kind of people!…heh!…I Love the bidders who have no talent of their own, but they do have deep, deep pockets …snorkel!…Without you guys, where would the world be, I ask?…sniff!

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Molly!… Emergency help needed for SiberH!…snort!… He has his gals lovely jewelry and cannot find the gumption to take a photo, describe it and then send it to Melanie….grump!…Can you please help this guy out?…huffle!

  78. Barb & Maggie
    10:32 pm on June 6th, 2011

    I had a long day, too. Hot temps, plus Barb took me to the V E T
    today. I had to get a shot so I could stay at the Bed and Biscuit this weekend. I was all set to be freaked out, so I got on the sofa behind Barb and hid my face. But the nice girl tech came in instead of the mean old doctor, so I was really good. She even gave me 2 treats, plus I stole a green dental thingy out of the bin while Barb was paying the bill. Then she had to pay for that too. She said they put them there on purpose, whatever that means!

    Hope you are all safe from the smoke and fires, and that they start getting them contained. Night all.

  79. Macy the Min-pin
    10:40 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Mister Redbone, sorry I did not get back to you last night. Mom was hogging the computer, but I show did blush! We need a picha of you! A little sumthin to hang ovah the bed.
    Dainty licks in appropriate places.
    Nite-nite.

    Oh, and mom wanted me to tell everyone that she started to school today. She already finished 2 classes, lol. If there is one thing she can do, it is “keyboarding”. Tomorrow she starts basic Excel and, believe it or not, a class on filing. She thought that was silly until she looked at the book and discovered how much she does not know about filing. So far the great state of Texas has spent $200 on books for her. And they don’t even have any dogs in them.

  80. Siber-H
    10:56 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Good for Your Mom, Macy!!

    Redbone is a funny dawg. I like him.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Bed!…Early to bed, early to Rise, makes this Pug very very wise…heh!…snort!…Here I go off to be on the big bed so we can listen to the end of the game. I love being on the big bed. It’s a lot cooler here cuz she has a ceiling fan and it is Wonderful!…sigh!

  82. Siber-H
    11:01 pm on June 6th, 2011

    me too, night everyone

  83. dawson
    11:02 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Boston has totally obliterated Vancouver tonight. Embarrassing. An 8 to 1 loss.

  84. dawson
    11:05 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Macy Min Pin: Good for your mom. Who knew there was that much to know about filing?
    I’m hitting the sack too.

  85. Staff
    11:21 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Dear Macy,
    I worked with a wonderful filer at the part time busy place. Her day job was as a secretary. When they didn’t rehire her for the job the following year they kept bragging about MY filing and how wonderful it was. HUMPH.
    It was all the other lady. She didn’t even want me to touch the files. Sheesh. I would tell them every time they bragged on me. “No, that wasn’t me. That was **** who you didn’t rehire.” None of them ever paid any attention to that. They would just sort of look at me silently and then change the subject.
    Jerks.
    But I know how hard filing is. The little I do know came from her.
    I am glad to hear you are moving on and I hope things are looking up for you.
    Hugs.
    I am very good with people and she wasn’t, but man oh man could she file. We were a great team. Sniff sniff sob.

  86. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    11:35 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Natasha’s heart is broken. First, my beloved Volfie has changed name back to old vay. Next, he vill forget his devotion to Natasha and go back to hearting Sam.
    Now Siber brushes off the beautiful and elegant Borzoi. Too tall? Vhy? Ve do not need Siber to adjust our hat. Is ok you are short. Ve like looking down our nose a little.
    Mac and Franklin are very nice doggies, but all they do is look starry eyed and drool. And they vant Natasha to get in svimming pool, VHICH VILL NOT HAPPEN!
    But, ve know that ve vill alvays have Rio. He may grumble and grunt, but is only to pretend. Ve have the lovely gifts and poetry Rio has sent to us. And the candlelight dinners vill alvays be special – even if they must occur in Rio’s yard. (he is not allowed outside yard)Last time ve had a case of noodles, and slim jims. Rio knows how to treat lady!

  87. Snowhook Bella
    11:38 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Looks like I’m late to the party. It’s already shaping up to be another busy week and AJ is gone again for the next few days. I lost count of how many times he told me to lock the doors, be safe and be careful—heaven love him and his over-protective ways.

    Macy: I hear the word filing and think papercuts. Blah.

  88. Staff
    11:38 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Wow Natasha,
    Who knew Rio was such a romantic. We are impressed.

  89. Liz
    11:39 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Just quickly: the problem with getting the cookbook printed is logistical (and financial, come to think of it). It would involve sending the files to a US printer (no problem there, except which part of the US to pick), someone would have to be responsible for checking the proofs – no offence but it’s not a job i trust to anyone else – then would have to pay up front for the printing, i.e serious loss of profit margin, then have to store them, then be responsible for mailing them out, working out postage etc etc.

    That’s why PDF was deemed to be the best format, so people can download and print it out themselves and avoid all that up-front hassle. I still don’t know how Rebecca wants to handle the payment issue… Rebecca?

  90. Staff
    11:39 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Good evening Rebecca. Looks like things are really starting to happen on the auction front. And on the cookbook too. Very exciting for a book blog eh?

  91. Staff
    11:47 pm on June 6th, 2011

    I agree with Liz. Actually printing, storing and shipping the books,not to mention paying for them upfront, will be a pain.
    I have ordered patterns from companies that send you a PDF of the pattern once you pay, and you print it out. Then you can take it to Kinko’s or one of those type businesses and have them bind it for you.
    I have had them put that spiral binding in some of my yarn books and it is under 5 dollars. If I remember right it is about 3.00.

    I will also mention that the TurtleManFred (Brother of Dawson and I) does custom bookbinding and if any of you want a real cover with custom photo on the front we can ask him to give us a quote once we know the size of the book. I am hoping it will be sized to put two pages on a page. But Liz will decide and what she says goes. If it is 8-1/2 x 11 that is OK too.

    I think we should have an action shot of Snowhook on the cover. Wouldn’t that be nice?

  92. Snowhook Bella
    11:51 pm on June 6th, 2011

    Natasha: I was going to say if height were an issue we have a couple of very tall dogs all who would treat you like a treasure. This, of course until you mentioned Rio.

    LizF: I agree with you on printing the cookbook. It is the same with the kennel calendars—spend money up front and wait for the break-even point. As far as payment for the cookbook, we could process through PayPal or even snail mail; once payment is receive I could send the PDF. I’m open to other thoughts.

    Staff: Running Iditarod—it certainly takes a village. Or, in this case, a blog.

  93. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    12:05 am on June 7th, 2011

    Dear Sveet Rebecca – please do keep those tall doggies in mind. Natasha likes to look up to dogs too. Ve just needed to put Siber in place – he is such a play-dog – he thinks is ok to keep Natasha on side vhile he flirts vith various other girls. Vait minute – von of those girls lives at the Snowhook. Hmmm…might it be good to teach Siber lesson – Natasha VILL take up vith von of your tall,dark, handsome dogs. They like the snow – Natasha likes the snow. They vear the boots – Natasha likes fashion and vould vear boots to go with hats. Hmmmm….how are they on the candlelight dinners?

  94. Staff
    12:15 am on June 7th, 2011

    This was posted on the end of a sewing machine blog post. I thought it could come here.

    “It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart
    with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of
    their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be
    dog, and I will become as generous and loving as they are.”

  95. Liz
    12:17 am on June 7th, 2011

    Rebecca, that sounds good to me. And well said, Staff! Re the size, I’ll see how the recipes look when i get them – it might be difficult to fit all the text as well as a photo on a half-page. I was originally planning to do it at the 8.5 x 11 size..

    Hi Tash! It’s getting cold enough here for me to break out Frobisher soon. Watch out!

  96. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    12:21 am on June 7th, 2011

    Good evening Miss Liz. Frobisher it is! Ve are ready for hat showdown!
    (vhispering – and how is the lovely little Cricket?)

  97. Liz
    12:26 am on June 7th, 2011

    The lovely little Cricket is in the dawghouse. She barked at 5.30 this morning so I could come downstairs and turn the heater on for her. Darned fur coat isn’t working, apparently.

  98. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    12:43 am on June 7th, 2011

    Liz – Vhat is wrong vith this? Should not Cricket be most important von in house? Vhy is Miss Cricket not in own bed vith own fluffy, furry blankie? Maybe hot vater bottle? Maybe cup of hot broth? Varm socks? Is only right you should have to vait on her. Vhy in vorld vere you still sleeping at 5:30? Do you not have vork to do in morning? Half day is gone by 5:30…

  99. Liz
    12:58 am on June 7th, 2011

    Half day is gone by 5.30 only if one has been at exciting, exotic party since midnight! But you’re right, she IS the most important von in the house. Im not mentioning the broth, she’ll want two cups a night!!

  100. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    1:07 am on June 7th, 2011

    Vell, at least think about varm socks.
    And thank you for reminder about party – must dash off – is not nice to keep royalty vaiting vith plane idling. Vould you like vake up call so you can start day right at sunrise?

  101. Liz
    1:14 am on June 7th, 2011

    No thanks! Don’t need two!

  102. Staff
    7:42 am on June 7th, 2011

    Wow I saw a kat on the chet’s friends at the top of the page that I have never seen before. Super Freddy. He has a red cape and the most lovely green eyes. They shine just like Alices’. Way cool.

    I have no idea why I am up this early. Maybe to get the cooking out of the way before it gets to 95 degrees. Gotta go. BBL.

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