An Unhappy Story From North of the Border


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61 Responses to “An Unhappy Story From North of the Border”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:53 am on September 29th, 2016

    Good morning, everyone! We will not Not NOT read that! A dog will only do what we ask them to do. Shoot and ban the owner!
    Such good news about Addie 🙂
    Hope Wee NIgel recovers from the trauma of balloon rescue. We are ROFL at poor Alice’s adventure.
    Have a cool (as in temp) and thrilling Thursday.

  2. Wose-the small and meek
    9:02 am on September 29th, 2016


    Good morning HOH!

    An unhappy story indeed!

    On a brighter note, today is National Cawfee Day! Bottoms Up!

    Gramsey: Such great photos of Jace and the Wee Warrior Addie! (Whispering) I know the Smoochers did a most excellent job watching over me during my lightning bolt sessions…perhaps you should put out the call on Addie’s behalf).

    Today’s GOOGLE Doodle celebrates the man who invented the ballpoint pen…

    Many happy returns of the day to Nana! I hope ice cream cake will be involved!

  3. Wose-the small and meek
    9:03 am on September 29th, 2016

    Ooops, I just looked at the calendar…I believe I am a day early on Nana’s happy day. I will just do a double Dawson then. :^)

  4. Herd of Hounds
    9:17 am on September 29th, 2016

    BooBear tell your mom Happy Birthday!

  5. B.Stover
    9:24 am on September 29th, 2016

    According to the article, only a DNA analysis, which is “pending,” can identify the breed of the dog involved.

    Happy Birthday BooBear’s mom.

    Good morning all.

  6. Tupper and Gilly
    9:52 am on September 29th, 2016

    So much to day – so little time – so here goes
    Hooray for Addie
    Jace is adorable
    Happy Anniversary to Howlers’Mom and Pop
    Happy Birthday to BooBear’s Mom
    Happy Belated Birthday to Nana
    Alice – you Rock!
    Wee Nigel – remember to always stay grounded
    Canada – Boo hiss!

    Must dash – the washing machine fix-it guy could do no magic with the Machine That Wouldn’t. Thank goodness we had purchased the extended warranty. Thank goodness it was honored. Not only did we get every single penny of our purchase price (plus tax) but any minute now, we get free delivery of our new (even better) machine that was on sale, plus a 10% discount which meant there was enough left over from the refund to go out for dinner.
    And we will be able to wear CLEAN clothes.

  7. Wose-the small and meek
    10:05 am on September 29th, 2016

    So many special days in September!

    Many happy returns of the day to BooBear’s Mom!! Will ice cream cake be involved?

    Happy anniversary to the Howlers ‘rents!!! Will ice cream cake be involved?

    T&G: Clean clothes are always good!

  8. Tupper and Gilly
    10:49 am on September 29th, 2016

    Wose – so is going out for dinner!

    Oh, and we forgot to say
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Howlers’ Mom!!!!

  9. Howlers
    11:36 am on September 29th, 2016

    Howdy! We just caught up on Addi’s and Jayce’s photos. We love those two. And if li’l Addie needs any smooching, Kat can be there in a flash.

    Mom and Pop are stuck indoors waiting for the fence guy to finish installing their new large gates. They are not happy, as they had a trail ride planned for their anniversary. We tried to explain that they can do that any day now, so it shouldn’t matter. They aren’t buying it.

  10. Luna from the Other Side of the Bridge
    11:41 am on September 29th, 2016

    Happy birthdays to Nana, BooBear and Howlers’ maw! Happy anniversary to the Howlers!

    Alice: Thank you for your assistance with Nigel, Nigel’s tail and the balloon on Nigel’s tail last night. I appreciate it. My lot may be full of ruffians, thieves and some old dogs, but none of them, not a one is a dumb dog. They are wonderful and they are mine. I have dispatched them with cleaning supplies to clean your jet after last night’s events. On an unrelated note, I left Belle Starr a pmail today about proper helium to dog mass ratio for the future.

  11. Barb, Maggie and Angel Lucy
    11:42 am on September 29th, 2016

    I think Howlers are celebrating an Anniversary, #32. And Happy Birthday to Nana tomorrow and Karen today.

    Good pictures of Jace and Addie. Glad she is doing better. If my calculations are correct, she is under 4 lbs. now? Tiny but mighty little peanut.

  12. BMALS
    11:50 am on September 29th, 2016

    Is this moving day for ML?

  13. Alice M. Johnson
    12:21 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Luna, from the other side. OK then. I will rescind my grumpiness of yesterday. The good old dogs did a great job of cleaning. Who knew. They even left some slim jim’s behind as a I’m Sorry gift.


    Does anyone want some slim jims???

  14. Staff
    12:23 pm on September 29th, 2016

    bison and flowers and fog.

  15. Tupper and Gilly
    12:23 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Alice M. Johnson – ME ME ME ME ME ME!!!!!!

  16. Diane C.
    1:02 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Widespread Greetings Birthday thoughts and overall good wishes!
    I came home from work last evening just as the Sun was setting to discover that there was no electricity in my neighborhood. So last night I learned to be grateful for a) my solar radio which is also a tiny powerful flashlight; b) that I remembered where my candles were from the last incident (2 1/2 years ago); and, surprisingly, c) urban light pollution which allowed me to see well enough–varying shades of gray–to navigate my home and parts of my neighborhood at midnight.
    You never know what will turn out to be helpful…
    Have a wonderful day all. I’m going to give an exam and then go home and enjoy…(da-duh-DUM!) ELECTRICITY!!! (Resotred 6:30 this a.m.)

  17. Wee Nigel
    1:06 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Alice: Check under the seat in your jet. As a show of my appreciation, I left several packets of tuna for you.

  18. BearSpiritDog
    1:37 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Happy HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Moms of BooBear and the A’Howler’s!!

  19. B.Stover
    2:13 pm on September 29th, 2016

    You guys are cracking me up.

    Happy Birthday Howler’s Mom.

    Canada Geese are flying in v formations here. I love their calls as they fly overhead.

  20. Herd of Hounds
    2:17 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Honk, HOnk, HONk, HONK! Around here many migratory birds now stay all year!

  21. B.Stover
    2:26 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Today’s nature video is beautiful–Bison among Queen Anne’s Lace. Around here I think we call those yellow flowers with dark centers Black-eyed Susan.

    It is amazing how much we depend on electricity…and don’t even realize it until it goes out. And today’s Google Doodle reminds me of the convenience of ballpoint pens. Here’s a link to the Wikipedia article on Laszlo Brio:

  22. AbbietheKitty
    2:28 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Nigel. I will be sure to tell Alice about the tuna. As soon as I find it. Really I will. Heh.

  23. BooBear
    2:46 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Mom says thank you for the birthday wishes! Unfortunately, she is having a stressful birthday. That dog appears to have had a stroke of some kind. He was fine at 4 am when Mom got up and took him out to do his business. But after she fed the cats and then got his breakfast ready, he wouldn’t eat! And it looked like his eyes were rolled up in his head (probably just had that weird skin over them. Mom put him back in bed and proceeded to get ready for work. She kept going to check on him as he was totally out of it…slobbering, eyes looking all weird, his sides were heaving as he breathed and he was stumbling when he tried to walk. So she took him straight to the vet on her way to work. Vet says it may be some neurological thing or a stroke. He stayed at the vet and they are running various tests. So far, all the organs have checked out normal. His temp is very low. This is totally separate from his back problems. We will find out more later. Mom is very worried so I guess keep your paws crossed for that dog. He needs to quit stressing Mom!

  24. Luna from the Other Side of the Bridge
    3:01 pm on September 29th, 2016

    That Dog: We have you tucked under the Quilt along with your maw.

  25. Ole Doc
    3:16 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Gramsey: Reporting for duty. I’m excited to teach Addi all about eating and breathing at the same time. I’m a bit of a pro at both.

  26. dawson
    3:24 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Yes, I saw this banning of pit-bulls in Montreal on the news. This little town is another one that has banned pit-bulls. I am not for the bans.

    Happy birthday to O’Howler’s Mom and Happy Anniversary to O’Howler’s Maw and Paw! And many more. I hope the gate has been installed and you are on your way down the trail atop some happy horses.

    Happy Birthday to BooBear’s Mom! Working and having to go to the vet with a sick dog is not a great way to spend a birthday. Pick another day and have a do-over. I will keep fingers and toes crossed for that dog.

    Many great people born in September, just saying. 😀

    BStover: The geese flew over here a couple weeks ago. I may see some stragglers yet.

  27. Tupper and Gilly
    3:26 pm on September 29th, 2016

    BooBear – paws are crossed and prayers are being offered.

    The Storyteller is one happy guy. He has a brand new washing machine to play with. (Have we told you that the Storyteller loves doing the laundry? We know – weird, but true)

  28. Masquers
    3:26 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Abbie: I’m available for the great tuna hunt…just say the word.

    Yesterday’s fotos: Wee Addi getting stronger every day and looking so cute in her Ladybug cap.
    Jace, of course, is his usual handsome self and getting so big!

  29. BearSpiritDog
    3:29 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Prayers and Healing Thoughts are being sent to That Dog.

    BooBear’s Mom: I’m with Dawson…a Birthday Do-Over for you.

  30. Thieves!
    3:29 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Royals: Our Lady says the Storyteller’s laundry service is first rate complete with hangers and plastic laundry bag and delivery at no extra charge.

  31. BearSpiritDog
    3:31 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Forgot to say…Happy Trails to the Howler’s Mom and Pop on their 32nd Anniversary!

  32. dawson
    3:34 pm on September 29th, 2016

    The one thing biggest on my mind today is the video coming out of North Dakota – cops shooting tear gas and pointing guns at people trying to protect their water sources. I am praying no one gets shot! Is that particular route for that pipe-line really worth sending dogs after people? Worth killing someone? I hope not.

  33. Masquers
    3:56 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Dawson: The media needs to stop reporting on trivia and start reporting on things of consequence.

  34. Wose-the small and meek
    4:07 pm on September 29th, 2016

    T&G: Of all the things I do around the apartment, like the Storyteller, I like doing the laundry the most too. I just wish I had my own washer and dryer…then I could do laundry at all hours of the day and night! :^)

    BooBear: Strong prayers going out to That Dog.

  35. Herd of Hounds
    4:50 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Too much to absorb…strong pawrayres and love and crossed paws. We have room under the quillt here for any who need it. Come one, come y’all.

  36. Herd of Hounds
    4:51 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Cool here today, see, mom has her Alaska hat on!

  37. Tupper and Gilly
    6:20 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Dawson – yes, this news and the videos are overwhelming. Thanks to everyone who is sharing posts, and sharing prayers.
    These people are out there for the benefit of us all.

  38. Barb, Maggie & Angel Lucy
    7:09 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Boobear, So sorry to hear that news. I wonder if it is a Basset thing. Lucy went from normal to collapsed within a few hours. She did not appear to have had a stroke nor to be in distress, she simply did not respond and was gone in a short time. I didn’t take her to the vet at that point, because at age 12-13, I knew whatever was going on was final. When I talked to the Basset rescue people, they told me this was not uncommon with the breed.

  39. BMALS
    7:12 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Dawson, The pipeline must be worth a lot to that company. Seems they will stop at nothing. The corruption is terrible.

  40. c.hobbitz
    7:19 pm on September 29th, 2016

    I am disappointed in the Canadian decision. I’ve really admired their positions on so many other things so this is discouraging.

    Prayers to dog-at-vet. I hope the update is encouraging.

    Ooo…I missed a couple of blog days and will have to back up as I missed a lot evidently. Here is my sleepyhead. He sleeps on the tippy top of the cat tower and it is a hoot watching him descend–and combination of head first, backwards and jumping/falling.

  41. Wose-the small and meek
    7:40 pm on September 29th, 2016

    C.Hobbitz: Could that Little Churro be any cuter?

    Question: Grizz just asked me where the name “Plunderers” came from? Who takes the credit?

  42. dawson
    7:52 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Wose: BStover gets the credit, I believe.

    Why is everyone standing on their heads? It’s disorienting. I can’t really tell who is cuter up-side-down: HOH in her hat or Churro. Wait! I know the answer to this question.

  43. Wose-the small and meek
    7:57 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Thanks, Dawson!

  44. B.Stover
    8:11 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Rose: I used to tell my students to plunder their minds to find answers. (Plunder from the German for baggage: look through the baggage to get the best answer.) I mentioned it once on the blog to Spence’s problem with computers–I said we should plunder on. Thereafter he started calling us the “Plunderers.”

  45. Wose-the small and meek
    8:36 pm on September 29th, 2016

    HRH,B: How interesting! I will let Grizz know.

  46. BMALS
    8:55 pm on September 29th, 2016

    I remember that Bee.

    The other part time girl just asked me if I would cover 3 of her 8 working days in October. Another reason I am glad to be ending my work days there! Good luck to them.

  47. Tupper and Gilly
    9:09 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Barb – you DID say no, right?

  48. BMALS
    9:43 pm on September 29th, 2016

    I said yes for 1 of the 3. Does that make me a partial sucker?

  49. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on September 29th, 2016


  50. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:02 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Barb!…My friend got suckered into doing a logically complicated project on top of her demanding daily duties recently…sniff!…Then at the end of the day when the person who suckered her was on her way out leaving early she scolded my friend for not finishing something my friend had no knowledge of. And it had to be done today or tomorrow….grunt!…So since my friend is taking a long weekend starting tomorrow she sent all the files to the Sucker-er to finish tomorrow…heh!heh!snort!

  51. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Motto!…Bullshit to the Bastards!…snort!

  52. Masquers
    10:07 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Hear, hear!

  53. Gramsey
    10:19 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Hear, hear!!

    Boo Bear, we are worrit about that dog. Such distressing news!!

  54. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Alice!…Good thing you apologized and offered up gifts….burp!

  55. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Alice!…Also Good on youse for bringing a Lear Jet to a Knife Fight….snort!…I wonder what Nigel is up to today? Stand by!…wheeze!

  56. BMALS
    10:30 pm on September 29th, 2016

    My self imposed hell will be ending soon! My own fault for giving such long notice.

    Hope Howie is feeling better tonight.

    Heading to bed. Night all!

  57. Tupper and Gilly
    10:39 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Mama says thus is why she works for herself. If she has a problem with her boss or a co-worker, she just goes over their head to the CEO – US!

  58. Wee Nigel
    10:47 pm on September 29th, 2016

    Rio: The Giant had to go into town earlier today. When he opened the truck door I watched as Belle Starr and then Elim jumped inside. The Giant didn’t know they were going with him. He also didn’t know I was to go with them, but when he looked down before stepping into the truck he saw me, me, me and lifted me up, up, up into the truck. It has been a good day.

  59. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:38 pm on September 29th, 2016


  60. ML
    12:07 am on September 30th, 2016

    Prayers for peace for Howie and his mom.

    Happy everything to everybody that had something good happen. I am so tired that I can’t keep it all straight. The movers are supposed to be here at 7:30 a.m., so I will say good night you may not hear from me for a few days because I forgot to order internet service for the new place.

    Signing off for the last time from Bedford iafter 40 years. Sigh

  61. dawson
    12:33 am on September 30th, 2016

    ML: It is not easy leaving a home after 40 years, even if you want to move. Sending prayers that the move to your new digs goes smoothly.

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