Abby, Alaska, Happy Endings

Although C. Hobbit beat us to this story, here it is again. Just because it’s nice.

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/lost-blind-dog-finds-back-alaska-owners-18062931#.UNsB8q6veRk

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  1. B. Stover
    9:46 am on December 26th, 2012

    Good morning all.

  2. OleyHowlers
    9:49 am on December 26th, 2012

    Good morning, Bee and all.
    Hat tip to our resident hobbit,
    Storm on its way. We are anxiously awaiting it, with our moose antlers in our mouths.

  3. Macy the Merriest Min-Pin
    9:53 am on December 26th, 2012

    Hat tip indeed! Yea C Hobbit, yea Abby. Good mornin y’all..

    Meanwhile, back under the covers…….zzzzz

  4. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:53 am on December 26th, 2012

    CHobbit!…heh!snort!heh!…Even Spencer calls CHobbit, C.Hobbit…chorkel!

  5. Barb & Maggie
    10:22 am on December 26th, 2012

    Good morning all. Going to be a bit of a quiet day today, post Christmas.

    We read some stories about the lost and blind dog yesterday on Yahoo news. They said a musher saw the dog and it ran along with his team for an hour before it fell back. The musher was also a vet. He kept refering to the dog as an “it”, and said he couldn’t stop and pick “it” up because he was running a large team. Fortunately the dog found her was to his yard. So our question to CHobbit or Rebecca – is this usual behavior for a musher and vet in Alaska?

    Christmas Eve Kelly was on her way to the big party, wearing a fancy dress and 4″ heels. They saw a dog standing on a ridge above the busy highway. She trudged thru the snow and ice and got the dog, taking it back to their car. He was a huge pit or pit-mastiff mix and was very friendly. He had a colar and rabies tag, so he was probably lost. They waited on the side of the road till animal control got there. Also told them to call if no one claimed the dog.

  6. Rose
    10:30 am on December 26th, 2012

    Good Morning All!

    Hat tip to CHH!

    Yesterday, the Prof and I saw three movies “Lincoln” at the cinema, “A Christmas Carol” (Alistair Sim). This was the first time for me. Terrific film! And then on Turner Classics, “Love Finds Andy Hardy.”

    Belle Starr: The pink hockey tape for the Giant was a very nice gift. Was it sparkly too?

    Good hearing from you, Liz!

  7. OleyHowlers
    10:53 am on December 26th, 2012

    How was Lincoln, Rose? Our rents are hoping to get to the theatre to see that, as well as The Hobbit, during the holidays. If the weather permits, that is. Snow and sleet and freezing rain today into tomorrow. Snow again on Saturday.

  8. Staff
    11:01 am on December 26th, 2012

    For those who want to track Dawson this is her itinerary and the website for AlaskaAir.

    http://www.alaskaair.com/

    Return flights:
    Alaska Airlines flight # 37 on Wednesday December 26th Mpls. to Seattle leaving at 1:20 pm arriving at 3:10 pm.
    Alaska Airlines flight # 2490 on Dec. 26th, Seattle to Bellingham leaving at 5:55 pm arriving at 6:35 pm.
    And on Thursday:
    Central Mountain Air flight # 9M 0806 on December 27th from Vancouver to Fort Nelson leaving at 10:15 and arriving home at 1:40.

    Maggie passed away this morning at about 6 a.m. We are grateful for her loving and kind life.

  9. Wose
    11:03 am on December 26th, 2012

    OHs: The Prof and I liked it very much. An investment of time, yes. It is about 2 hours and 45 minutes , but well worth it. Daniel Day-Lewis , Tommy Lee Jones, Sally Field , and James Spader were excellent, in fact, it was a very well acted film. Two thumbs up!

    Tomorrow, we will try and see Les Miserables.

  10. Wose
    11:06 am on December 26th, 2012

    Staff: Very sorry to hear about Maggie. Please know that my healing prayers and loving thoughts are with you and your family.

  11. Siber-H
    11:12 am on December 26th, 2012

    Staff, We are very sorry to hear about Maggie’s passing. Love and prayers for all your family from us in this time of loss.

  12. Siber-H
    11:18 am on December 26th, 2012

    Thanks for the link Spence and CHarrris. We are so glad the girl made it back to her family.

    The Isotopes, Albuquerque’s AAA baseball team, have a blind dog as their mascot.

  13. Tupper and Gilly
    11:18 am on December 26th, 2012

    Staff – we are so glad she was with you for one last Christmas. We know that there were many, many escorts, waiting to dance her on her new path.
    Hugs

  14. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:20 am on December 26th, 2012

    Maggie!…Oh my gosh. I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with all of you guys. Staff, Dawson, Turtleman, The Librarian and of course your Dad. I’m so glad you got to spend one last Christmas with Maggie…sob!sob!sob!

  15. Staff
    11:23 am on December 26th, 2012

    We are glad that we could spend it with her also. And I know Dawson is glad that she didn’t have to leave with Mom so ill. It was breaking her heart. This way she got to say goodbye. She and the Turtleman just left to go to the airport.

    Thank you everyone.

  16. OleyHowlers
    11:25 am on December 26th, 2012

    Oh, Staff and Dawson, so very very sorry to hear about Maggie’s passing. We didn’t expect this so soon, but like others said, we are thankful that you got one last christmas with her. Please take care of yourselves and your Dad and siblings, and bask in the love from the Plunderers. We will wrap that quilt around you all.
    Is Dawson still leaving today as planned?

  17. B. Stover
    11:34 am on December 26th, 2012

    Staff: Thinking of your and your family.

  18. Melanie
    11:41 am on December 26th, 2012

    Tears here. Staff, Dawson and family, You have a strong family that loves without question. Maggie is amazing. I bet Chris was waiting for her.

    Love to you all, Melanie

  19. Barb & Maggie
    11:44 am on December 26th, 2012

    Staff, We too are sorry to hear of Maggie’s passing. We are thankful that you were together yesterday. Thoughts are with your dad as well. After so many years together, this will be very hard for him.

  20. c.harris
    12:04 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Staff: I am so sorry. Thinking of you and your family in this time of loss. I am glad you had Christmas together.

  21. Melanie
    12:15 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Zoë has developed an infection in her lung. She is undergoing a procedure to clean out the infection and then they are putting another chest tube in.

    Sigh.

  22. Wose
    12:20 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Oh, Melanie! Strong healing prayers coming at Zoe , and many hugs and love to you. Please know I am always thinking of you both.

  23. OleyHowlers
    12:23 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Sighing right along with you, Melanie. Please give Zoe lots of kisses from us.

  24. B. Stover
    12:26 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Melanie: My best to Zoe and you. I hope she can leave the hospital soon. Is YSAS still with you?

  25. Barb & Maggie
    12:47 pm on December 26th, 2012

    We are thinking of Maggie and Zoe, holding them both close to our hearts today.

  26. SnowBella
    12:49 pm on December 26th, 2012

    For Staff and Dawson:

    “What a beauty,” a purr came from the crowd of four-leggeds gathered around the newest New Comer to the Bridge.
    Mixed in with the felines—those gathered closest —Fargo, the alpha sled dog amazed, “It never gets old, this Restoration to Prime.” Age spots faded, gray hair traded for the color of youth, spines straightened, aches diminished and a heart beat unaided with strength and vigor. MollyPop wagged her tail in agreement with Fargo’s words.

    “One of the things I like most,” Blou began as Baby Ishmael jumped onto the New Comer’s lap.

    “Her lap?” The white, blue-eyed cat settled in on his best guess of favorite things. He was rewarded with a soft touch of a warm hand.

    “Close, Ish, but no. I like how there is no need for us to introduce ourselves to the New Comers. It’s like they remember us from the time we passed through the veil to be with them when—,” Blou’s words trailed.

    They all understood. “Like when they needed us most, when they were hurting or scared, or couldn’t sleep,” one from the crowd offered, “Or, when difficult decisions are made.”

    “Yeah,” Blou agreed, “All those times. They know us from those times. And, we know them. I like that.”

    Restoration to Prime gave way to the hundred-yard stare of Realization—often times, hand in hand with tears and sometimes regret—and finally to the joy of Full and Perfect Knowledge. Tears first, then joy—it always happens in this order from one side of the Bridge to the other.

    For Maggie, Full and Perfect Knowledge included gratitude. “I’m so thankful I got to be with my children through one more holiday. What a joy it was to have the house full of love.” Her gift to her children had been one of timing. She wanted to be with them through Christmas before crossing the Bridge. The smells of good food, the sounds of her children’s laughter and a home bursting with love stayed with her as she crossed the Bridge and would stay with her forever. “I know my decision was difficult for my children and my husband, but it is not an end or good-bye.”

    Fargo felt a fondness for the New Comer, it was one of understanding, “Maggie, My Lady will tell you I made the same choice. It was time for me to move on and I knew it even if she didn’t understand. I needed to prepare the way for others. Rowdy would be passing in the coming months and would need Bridger or me there. I timed it so she could be with me. It was a cold, autumn day and she held me for several hours. Finally, she prayed for acceptance rather than my recovery. She told me she loved me, thanked me for everything and within minutes I took my leave of that side of the Bridge.”

    “I understand completely,” Maggie said. And, she did. “It is all about love, isn’t it?

    “Speaking of love,” meowed from her feet, “We would love to hear some funny stories about Dawson, Staff, the Librarian, Turtleman and Chris.”

    “Where to start?”

    ***

    Some had curled with nose tucked to tail and others sprawled out as they listened to Maggie recall the stories of her courtship and her children when they were young and old. As Maggie recalled one of her favorite holidays, ears started to perk, and tails wagged. A visitor was approaching. Her vision was perfect now, but she did not trust her eyes. “Mom!”

    “Chris!”

    “Welcome home, mom.”

  27. Macy's mom
    1:03 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Bella, I was enjoying your story until something got in my eye, sniff. I will have to finish in in a few minutes.

    Staff and Dawson, warm hugs to you both, and an extra big one to your Dad.

    Melanie, we are so sorry to hear of Zöe’s difficulties. Very careful hugs to her and big Newfie sized hugs to you.

  28. Siber-H
    1:09 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Rebecca, That is a lovely story. sniff

    Prayers for Zoe…may they get this problem cleared up quickly and Zoe can be back on the road to recovery.

  29. Wose
    1:16 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Rebecca, that was a lovely story. My I Paw did get a little wet reading it. Sniff sniff

  30. Barb & Maggie
    1:31 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Tissues needed here, but what a touching story.

  31. OleyHowlers
    1:34 pm on December 26th, 2012

    A bit of a flood occurring here, but still we loved that story and believe in it.

  32. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:10 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Rebecca!…You made Beau sob!sob!sob!…sniffle!

  33. Pancho & Lefty
    2:36 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Our questions is this: What funny stories would Maggie tell about the Sisters Three, the Turtleman and Chris? We wonder if they are cut of the same fleece as the Outlaw Litter like us. In any event, we send our love and prayers of peace and comfort to Maggie’s family as well as Zoe.

  34. SnowBella
    2:56 pm on December 26th, 2012

    I am worried about Dawson traveling with a heavy heart. Maybe she can take a Smoocher as a carry-on to be with her.

  35. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:28 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Tired!…Of this whole rotten year…sniff!… And I’m sick and tired of winter already too…grump!

  36. B. Stover
    3:30 pm on December 26th, 2012

    It is snowing and blowing out there.

  37. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:41 pm on December 26th, 2012

    grump!…More snow and more ice…sniff!…Beau and I are rebelling and pissing on the patio…heh!heh!

  38. SnowBella
    4:02 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Rio: I hope your Friend’s commute home tonight will be safe.

  39. Gus & BooBear
    4:04 pm on December 26th, 2012

    We’re so sorry to hear about Maggie. Knowing what is coming does not make it any easier. Peace to Maggie and to your family.

    Melanie, give Zoe a special hug from us. It’s so frustrating when one thing after another keeps someone under the weather. But don’t give up. Mom’s 90 year old uncle fell into a well trying to rescue his old farm dog. He broke both legs and wasn’t found for 8+ hours. He’s fine now (so is the dog) but they did close up the well.

  40. SnowBella
    4:35 pm on December 26th, 2012

    I ‘discovered’ the show Murder She Wrote over the weekend. I am watching the first season. Did any of youse ever watch this show? It’s easy to have on and work from home at the same time.

  41. Siber-H
    4:43 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Stover, Nice photo…sigh

  42. Barb & Maggie
    5:08 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Bella, We watched the show occasionally years ago.

    How is Zoe doing?

  43. Mollypop's Mom
    5:17 pm on December 26th, 2012

    I’m sorry to hear of Maggie’s passing and Zoe’s infection. So hard.

    I left Sam’s and hit the road to beat the storm. I almost did, but the last 15 miles of the trip it was snowing hard. Now I’m safely ensconced here on the ski slopes. It’s snowing so hard I can see only the lights. I can’t see the chairs or the skiers. We’re forecast to get 16 inches. Bring it on!!!!!

  44. B. Stover
    5:17 pm on December 26th, 2012

    SiberH: LOL! Sorry.

    Rebecca: I used to watch Murder She Wrote and really enjoyed it. I like Angela Lansbury.

  45. B. Stover
    5:21 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Mollypop’s Mom: I’m glad you arrived safe and sound. I’m also glad that you are getting all that snow and I’m not. (Four inches is quite enough.) It’s blowing so much here that I’m getting snow mounds in the garden.

  46. SnowBella
    5:23 pm on December 26th, 2012

    B&M and BStover: Does anyone ever get suspicious that she is always nearby when nefarious and dastardly deeds are done? I’m starting to think she’s bad luck.

    MPM: If a husky shows up on your doorstep, my money is on it being SiberH. 16 inches!

  47. Tupper and Gilly
    5:27 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Bella – thank you. And the Kleenex company thanks you.

    As to Murder She Wrote, one of our favorites in the rerun world. Would you believe that in its prime, it was decried as one of the most violent shows on tv since there was a murder in every episode. We find that so funny in this day and age where eviscerated bodies are the norm on so many shows, that this show that rarely showed anything more graphic than a dime sized spot of blood was deemed to violent for family viewing.

    We spent the day with Melanie and YSAS, having Christmas and laughter. Then we had to go to the grocery store, where just about half the town was shopping for “emergency supplies” before the “big storm”. Sheesh- don’t any of these people have freezers or dry goods shelves?

  48. B. Stover
    5:30 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Here’s another picture just for SiberH.

  49. B. Stover
    5:31 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Rebecca: Willing suspension of disbelief….

  50. Tupper and Gilly
    5:32 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Sheesh – the ipaw just autocorrected our “too” into “to” which was the WRONG too, and will probably get us in hot water with Professor Bee.

    Bella – that is indeed a funny thing about the show. Poor little Cabot Cove was Murder Central back then. There was an episode that actually made fun of that.

  51. OleyHowlers
    5:45 pm on December 26th, 2012

    It is still snowing here and we are loving it, because nobody has anywhere we must go. We just watched the movie “Arbitrage” with Richard Gere. Have any of you seen that one? It was very good and exciting.
    Lovely snow pictures, Bee. And we are very happy for Ski Country, MPM.

  52. B. Stover
    5:46 pm on December 26th, 2012

    T&G: Your “to” in each case in your post is correct.

  53. Jasper the Poodle
    5:48 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Greetings dear plunderer friends from the middle of the windy and snowy mitten. We are hunkered down here in our warm and cozy apartment and mom is thawing out some chili for dinner. I’m sticking with my kibble.

    Mom’s cell phone is broken and Verizon says it can’t be fixed. Eligible to upgrade in April so Verizon’s solution is to pay full price for a phone. Huh! Anyone have an extra Verizon compatible smart phone that mom can use between now and April? Other option is to buy one online or to find a not-so-smart phone so at least she can get calls and text. Grump!

    Tail wags and soft licks for Zoe and staff’s family. We are thinking of you.

  54. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:53 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Murder!…She wrote. Those were the good ole days…heh!heh!…We still watch that show now and then. Love it!…snorkel!

  55. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:55 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Jasper!…Go get a little Go-Phone like I have…snort!…That’ll show em’….grunt!

  56. Barb & Maggie
    6:11 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Okeys, We have not seen the movie, but did catch an interview with Richard Gere a few days ago. Looked interesting, and oh boy, he has aged well, hasen’t he?

    Looks like we in northern Illinois have dodged another bullet. Storms all around us, but it has all missed us so far. Might get an inch or two on Friday.

    Barb got a Christmas card from the lady who bought her country place. She is still singing its praises and not cursing Barb as of yet.

  57. Barb & Maggie
    6:15 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Rio, Did you ever see the MSW wher Angelia Lansbury goes back in time and plays the part of a plantion owner, as well as her self in current day. She proves the innocence of a slave who was accused of a murder that he did not commit. That was our very favorite.

  58. Macy the Merriest Min-Pin
    6:23 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Staff we love the card. Especially since it was made by a man famous from his MPR appearance!

  59. Barb & Maggie
    6:28 pm on December 26th, 2012

    That reminded Barb to say Happy Kwanzaa Day! This is the first of the week long celebration. We don’t know a lot about it, but it is very positive and encourages values that are sadly lacking in our society today.

    What is your input on this senario. One of the teenage boys at the Christmas Eve party, who is a little off socially, does poorly at school, and spends much time in his room playing video games (some violent), was sitting playing with his phone at the party. Later he showed Barb his “film” that he had created. He took pictures of his dad relaxing and talking, then created these planes coming in and shooting at his dad. Last frame there was a huge explosion and his dad went up in flames. Barb mentioned to someone that she thought that could indicate some repressed anger and was a danger sign. She was told she was making too big of a deal over this and that all teenage boys do stuff like that.

  60. OleyHowlers
    6:32 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Barb, all teenage boys do NOT do that sort of thing, at least not those we know. He sounds troubled, and is this behavior that needs to be taken more seriously, in our opinion.

    A friend just posted this link. “Forgive everybody everything” sounds lofty but not entirely realistic, to us. The article fails to say what crimes these people were charged with.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20121226/us-mass-execution-remembrance/?utm_hp_ref=homepage&ir=homepage

  61. Siber-H
    6:40 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Thanks Stover, That is a enough snow to make for pretty pictures.

  62. Melanie
    6:43 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Zoe having a difficult time coming out of drugs. Her ribs are healing. Stoney got the stuff out of her lung. I am so tired that my eyes are having trouble focusing.

    TTFN

  63. SnowBella
    7:31 pm on December 26th, 2012

    B&M: To answer your question from earlier today—I can’t speak for every musher or vet, but I can say in our neck of the woods it isn’t uncommon for loose dogs to run from their cabins onto the trail when they see dog teams. Sometimes, they will try to pick a fight with the team which they usually rethink when they do the math. Not always. Tenzing was attacked years ago by a loose dog from a nearby residence. Sometimes, the dogs will run after the team for a few yards and back to their cabin. If a dog was obviously in distress, I can’t imagine not stopping to try and help.

    A few years ago, AJ was in a short distance race. Another musher’s dog got loose early on in the race. The musher refused to get off his sled and get the dog which was causing problems with our team up ahead. AJ stopped, set the snowhook, and hooked the dog back with his own team. This put our team and AJ at risk as AJ had to walk behind the sled—something you never do because the dogs can pull the hook and you are without your team. You never walk behind your handlebars, especially with a large or fresh team, you will never catch them. Our team was fine and AJ got back on the runners and took fourth place.

    Howard, my old stray, showed up on our doorstep and never left. Unlike the dog in this story, he was in bad shape. Broke bones, open wounds, malnourishment. If we saw a dog like Howard on the trail, you bet we’d stop or go back for it.

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:40 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Rebecca!…If I beat Beau up real good, will you take him in forever?…heh!heh!

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:51 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Staff!…We received your special Turtleman card. I thought those were two little calves on the front, but you had to go and say they were goats…grunt!…Little goats who may or may not grow up to be Marauding Goats…sniff!…Thanks a lot.

  66. SnowBella
    7:51 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Rio: Don’t you dare!

  67. Mollypop's Mom
    7:54 pm on December 26th, 2012

    The storm is letting up a bit. Still lots of snow in the air.

  68. Mollypop's Mom
    7:56 pm on December 26th, 2012

    I’ll be going for a swim shortly. There are people who get out and roll in the snow, but I’m not one of them.

  69. SnowBella
    7:57 pm on December 26th, 2012

    MPM: Has SiberH showed up, yet?

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:58 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Photograph!…Mollys Mom, did you take that photograph?…snort!…It is amazing! It could be a postcard! The full moon in the background is incredible!….wheeze!

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:59 pm on December 26th, 2012

    MollysMom!…I’m talking about your first photograph by the way…heh!

  72. Wose
    7:59 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Staff: I really loved your card!

  73. Wose
    8:06 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Great pictures, everyone!

  74. Belle Starr
    8:08 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Wose: How many days until you come to live with me?

  75. Kat
    8:16 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Aunt MollysMom, are you really going swimming in that there pool????

  76. OleyHowlers
    8:17 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Everybody, Thanks for reminding us that we never drove out to our mailbox today. Staff, that is a really great card. We love those baby goats, and keep wondering what they would taste like!

  77. Belle Starr
    8:18 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Wose and CHH: Please check your SDD.

  78. Barb & Maggie
    8:18 pm on December 26th, 2012

    We knew the beautiful card was a picture of goats. Calves, Rio? Was that just wishful thinking?

  79. B. Stover
    8:24 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Mollypop’s Mom: I want to go swimming!

  80. OleyHowlers
    8:25 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Speaking of calves, our dairy friend where we get our organic, raw milk posted a picture of a new baby calf born on Christmas Eve. They named her “Eve”.

  81. c.hobbit
    8:28 pm on December 26th, 2012

    BelleStarr: I am at work and will respond when I get home.

  82. Belle Starr
    8:33 pm on December 26th, 2012

    My Two-Legged always wanted a jersey cow. No idea why. She also wanted pygmy goats. She found the latter free-to-good-home a few years ago. AJ said no. Serves her right. When I get my dog, she can have her farm animals.

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:02 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Bellie!….Mooooooo!…snort!

  84. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:04 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Staff and Dawson,

    I was saddened to hear of Maggie’s passing. I knew that it was an eventuality, but I didn’t expect it quite so soon.

  85. Belle Starr
    9:15 pm on December 26th, 2012

    I wonder if my Two-Legged would mind if I adopted Beau without her knowning. Rio, you say he is on the market?

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:17 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Bellie!…Beau is on the Black Market…heh!heh!

  87. SnowBella
    9:20 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Rio’s Friend: I have explained to Belle Starr that Beau is not on any market and to lay her covert operations to adopt Beau or any dog to rest. When the Best-Damn-Handling-Wife is away, aparently the Outlaw will play.

  88. Mollypop's Mom
    9:20 pm on December 26th, 2012

    My Dear Niece Kat – Yes, I went swimming. It was wonderful. The snow fell on my head while I was swimming. I was at Sammie’s a long time and I missed swimming.

    B. – Please come stay with me. I think you will like it here.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Rebecca!…My friend is busy watching Downton Abby so you will have to wheel and deal with me!…snort!

  90. OleyHowlers
    9:27 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Downton Abby? The new season hasn’t started yet, has it?

  91. Barb & Maggie
    9:31 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Night all, we are going to watch the Kennedy Center Awards.

  92. Tupper and Gilly
    9:34 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Mama says to heck with the swimming if there is no sun to bask in after.

    Bee – now we are questioning our sanity. We said the show was “deemed to violent” in our post. Well, we actually WROTE “too” but it was “corrected to “to” which we thought was incorrect. But you say our post was correct. Oh dear – now we ARE confused.

    Staff and Flying Dawson – we loved the Baby Marauding Goats. They are so cute when they are little.

  93. SnowBella
    9:34 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Rio: Gulp. I think I’m out numbered.

  94. Barb & Maggie
    9:41 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Doesn’t the new season of Downton start in January? TTFN

  95. OleyHowlers
    9:54 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Whew! Glad we aren’t missing a new episode.
    That’s all for us, folks. Nighty spaghettios!

  96. Mollypop's Mom
    9:57 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Rio – That light in my picture can’t be the moon because it’s snowing and there’s no clear sky. It has to be on the lodge or the plaza behind it.

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:22 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Moon!…Nope it’s the moon alright…snort!…That’s what makes the photo so wonderful…heh!…It’s magical.

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Downton Abby!….We are watching the Spanish Flu episode…snort!…Not the new season. Not yet anyways…chuffle!

  99. Tupper and Gilly
    10:40 pm on December 26th, 2012

    We are TRYING to install Windows 8.
    Aaaaarrrrggggghhhhhhh!!!

    Anyway g’night gnocchi
    (heh heh heh)

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:43 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Eight!…Tupper and Gilly are fearless!….snort!

  101. Staff
    10:49 pm on December 26th, 2012

    I apologise for not responding to you all separately. Thank you for all your good wishes and concern.

    Nighty noodle to all except Liz. Still g’day to Liz.

  102. SnowBella
    11:02 pm on December 26th, 2012

    Staff: You and Dawson need to stay under the quilt as long as you need. Hugs and head bumps.

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