Another Sandy, Much More Pleasant

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  1. B.Stover
    8:24 am on November 2nd, 2012

    I think that “Sandy” should get a raise.

    Good morning all.

  2. OleyHowlers
    8:41 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Good morning, Bee and all. We agree on Sandy’s raise. She should be given a lifetime supply.

    Great news about G&BB’s dad last night. Woo Hoo!

  3. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:51 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Puss N’ Boots!….Yippeeee!…I’m twirling! I’m twirling! Now I’m spinning! I’m spinning …wheeze!…I’m skipping, I’m skipping!…snort!…All before I’ve had my first bowl of cawfee too!…sneeze!cough!

  4. Melanie
    9:28 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Wow, Gus and BooBear? That is excellent.

    HEY, I finally have a plunderer to the right. It’s Siber-H in his hat. A lucky day!

    OTAS called. He says life with out electricity sucks lemons. Both of their places of work are out of power. So they are bored.

    YSAS went to work last night as a coat checker. It was in walking distance. Hoped someone showed up to see the Print Show. At least I think that’s what show it is, it could be the Contemporary Art show.

    Sandy looks cool. Franklin almost got into a movie. . but it was over 100 degrees for that week. Newfoundlands in the city at that temp? Don’t think so.

  5. Siber-H
    9:32 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Sandy should get a raise. All dogs should get a raise.
    In my wildest dreams, I can’t imagine my mom giving me 5 dozen dog biscuits a week.

    Gus&BooBear, Thanks for the update. It is very good news!

  6. Rose
    9:36 am on November 2nd, 2012

    “Arf!” said Sandy

  7. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:43 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Rose!…heh!snort!heh!…I just spit-up my cawfee…gurgle!

  8. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:44 am on November 2nd, 2012

    SiberH!…In my wildest dreams I do get 5 dozen biscuits and some treaties too…heh!

  9. OleyHowlers
    9:52 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Siber, The Hot One is offering to come and give you lessons which you obviously are in need of of which you are obviously in need.

  10. Kat
    9:56 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Mommy is very depressed today. We got our power back, so no more loud generator. But Shiek has been sick since before Sandy. He keeps wanting to lie down all day long, and he is not eating hardly anything. The v-e-t is supposed to come here today to do a complete check-up on him to figure out what is going on. Only, the v-e-t Mom wants here can’t get a flight home from whereever he was on vacation last week. And the others still have not called or showed up. Mommy is working from home although she would rather just lie down in Shiek’s stall with him.

  11. Barb & Maggie
    10:06 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Good morning all. Hope Shiek feels better soon.

    Have to go back and read G&B’s post from last night. Glad it was good news.

  12. Siber-H
    10:08 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Fellow Sibers, The Hot One doesn’t need a reason to come visit me. She is always welcome.
    I warn her, though, she would be subject to my mom’s crazy ideas of what is and isn’t good for dogs.

    Kat, We are sorry Shiek isn’t feeling well. I hope a vet can be reached soon. I’m sure your mom is upset.

  13. Melanie
    10:09 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Kat, I think your mom should just take a laptop into his stall. Be with him and still able to work.

  14. B.Stover
    10:22 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Howlers: How about, “…which you obviously need.” (Does that have a different tone? Real question.)

  15. B.Stover
    10:26 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Kat: I think Melanie’s suggestion is a good one.

    G&BB: Excellent news and I’m glad your dad has gone back to work.

  16. Melanie
    10:30 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Interesting . . there was a fiberoptic phone line that was cut that affected websites in the Eastern Region. Maybe that was the problem with Chet’s blog yesterday?

    Gale warnings still out for the East coast and some of the upper West coast. Some of our WI, Dakoda and Mid west people have Winter and a Hazardous weather outlook. Alaska? Look out to our Pack there: Storm Warning!

    Sorry Dawson, they don’t show Canada.

  17. Basil and Sage
    10:43 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Those stoopid Corgis are twirling around here doing their “Happy Happy Corgi Dance” – gah! It is just ridikilous, so we asked them what it was all about. They told us the GREAT NEWS about Gus and BooBear’s Dad.
    So now, we just have to do the Happy Corgi Dance too.
    Oh the indignity of it all. But there just isn’t a Kat celebration to say how thrilled we are, so we will dance. But don’t any of youse guys ever tell!

  18. Melanie
    10:45 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Snickering here. Can just see those Herbs doing the Happy Corgi Dance.

    Found a map with Dawson’s Canada.

  19. B.Stover
    10:47 am on November 2nd, 2012

    In his column today in the NYTimes, David Pogue writes about the age of technology when the electricity goes out. In the final paragraph he says that a friend has invited him to stay for the weekend where he’ll have electricity, heat and hot water. He concludes that “the technology a columnist and his family crave most are 100 years old.”

  20. Siber-H
    10:52 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Gah, the tail end of that storm will miss me. They usually do.
    It might get Rio.

  21. Rose
    11:08 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Kat: I hope that Shiek feels much better soon.

  22. BearSpiritDog
    11:32 am on November 2nd, 2012

    Good Afternoon Everyone.

    We just returned from running errands.

    Reading the Great news about Gus&BooBear’s Dad it is hard to believe he is back at work already. Wonderful to hear he is making such fast progress.

    Sorry the report about Shiek is not so good. We hope the v e t will show up very soon. Sending prayers his way and hope he will be feeling better very soon. We know how much your mom loves him.

  23. Staff
    12:04 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Dear Gus and BooBear, Such wonderful news. I love the quilt. Like Wose I have a special quilt for at home also. A friend made it for me as a 1 year after transplant present. It goes with me when I come here to help Mom and Dad. It makes me feel really special and loved. I think that is what the blog quilt does also. We are lucky to have it.

    I think we better tuck the blog quilt around OHowlers Mom and Shiek. Hope they get help soon.

  24. Kat
    12:30 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    The v-e-t just left. He took blood and manure (what is that anyways?) and did all sorts of checking on Shiek. His heart and lungs are great. So now we will be looking at kidneys, liver, thyroid. If it is an ulcer, we need to have a different v-e-t come that has an endoscope. This doc gave Shiek some shots, and left some more medicine with Mommy. He is not concerned that Shiek lies down, but he is very concerned that he is not eating his grain. Here is the funny part: Shiek was lying in his stall all morning. When Mom sat down next to him, he finally got up. Mommy walked him around and then put him out. She looked out 5 minutes later, and Shiek was lying down out in the pasture. But when the v-e-t drove in, Mommy goes out to find the old boy up and eating grass like crazy!!! Is that too funny or what?

  25. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:38 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Wha!?…What might get me?…grunt!

  26. Melanie
    1:05 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Hmm, doesn’t surprise me one bit. Every time the guys were ill? Take them to the doc and they would act just fine.

  27. Siber-H
    1:06 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Rio, You may experience some of the storm that is shown on Melanie’s weather map.

    Kat, I am glad a vet showed up. We hope Shiek will be feeling better soon.

  28. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:14 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Storm!…What storm?…sniff!…I don’t smell no stinkin’ storm…grunt!

  29. BearSpiritDog
    1:19 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    O.Howlers: Are v e t visits similar to going to the dreaded dentist…as appointment time approaches the pain tends to go away? We don’t know, but are hoping Shiek has only a tummy upset, not ulcers.

    What? More storms?
    B: We agree with the NY writer about old fashioned comforts being the most appreciated. We keep thinking about the new show Revolution and what would happen if everyone was suddenly without modern technology. Not a pretty picture.

  30. BearSpiritDog
    1:33 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Staff: Does your Beautiful quilt have a name like Wose’s quilt?
    All Special things should have names IMHO. Even cars run better when they are called by name.

    Off to see the Wizard (not really…but WBBL0

  31. BearSpiritDog
    1:33 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    That would be…will be back later.

  32. Siber-H
    1:57 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Now it is me who will be back later…probably much later. Mom is taking me into the big city to go to the animal ER.
    She couldn’t get me into my regular vet this afternoon. My left eye is swelling a bit and bothering me. Vets have taught mom not to mess around with eye injureis.

  33. Staff
    2:36 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Mr.Husky, You have such beautiful eyes I am glad she is taking you in for a checkup.

  34. Masquers
    2:39 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Siber: Please report in as soon as you can…otherwise we will be worried.
    Very cold nighttime temperatures are in the forecast mid week for our East Coast friends. These folks are having very a tough time of it without added grief. Paws crossed power companies will get power restored asap.

  35. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:39 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    SiberH!… What happened? Do you have a big dirt clod in her eye from all that digging?…wheeze!… Let us know how the v-e-t visit went when you get back with that cone on yer head…snort!

  36. B.Stover
    2:40 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Siber H: I hope everything is okay. Let us know.

  37. OleyHowlers
    2:46 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Siber, be good and let them examine that eye, even though we know that is so against all that we think is holy. But Mom says they need to be able to examine it closely, and (horror) probably put drops in too. Let us know what happens.

  38. Melanie
    2:58 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Siber-H, I guess I shouldn’t ask for help in digging that hole for the mums. Who would have guessed that lily root mass would have been that big. And when I finally got some leverage under it? it flew right into your face. Nothing like being hit with an eighteen by twenty-eight inch and 7 inch deep root mass.

    I am truly sorry and I’m not letting Rose have a treat because she laughed at you.

    I’m glad you were able to blur back home with no trouble. Not sure where the Pack would have ended up trying to carry you.

    Take care.

  39. Barb & Maggie
    4:26 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Siber and Shiek both under the quilt. Looks like G&B’s dad is making such great progress that there is now lots of room in there.

  40. SnowBella
    4:38 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Sheik, a Plunderer covered in straw and carrying a laptop, and a Siber wearing an eye patch wander under the quilt and Gus and BooBear’s dad says…

    Gah! I can’t remember the punch line.

    Thoughts for all those under the quilt.

  41. Wose
    4:55 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Siber-H: Please let them get a good look at your eye. I’m worried about you. Please let us know the outcome.

  42. Wose
    5:00 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Belle Starr, are you there? Guess what? Only 116 more days before I come to visit you! I’m twirling, twirling, twirling…..whoa , now I’m dizzy.

  43. Belle Starr
    5:00 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    R is for Wose: How many days until you visit me? I can’t wait and neithe can my Two-Legged.

  44. Siber-H
    5:09 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    We are back quicker than we thought we would be because there was no one else at the Animal ER. My eyeball is fine. The vet thinks I got stung by something around the eye and had a bit of a reaction to the sting. The reaction caused all the swelling.
    I got two shots. I am not allowed to go to the dog park this weekend. Gah
    I have been put on Benadryl for several days. Mom may take some of it soon because she is allergic to the big city. We may both fall asleep.

  45. Belle Starr
    5:13 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Wose: Whoa!!!! I asked a question and you answered it at the same time. Great minds and all that…

    SiberH: What a relief.

  46. Siber-H
    5:15 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    I am better behaved about eye drops than one would think. That is because mom has to put eye drops in my eyes every night before bed because of this dry climate. I bet my good behavior could put some kids to shame…just sayin

  47. B.Stover
    5:27 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Benadryl always makes me sleepy. That is good news Siber H.

    My brother is at the Florida condo where it is 80 degrees. I’m glad I’m not there.

  48. Wose
    5:32 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Belle Starr, that is why you are my VBFF! I am so excited to come meet you!

    Will I be afraid of Redbeard ? He is a giant, and I am just a pipsqueak.

  49. Wose
    5:34 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Siber-H, I am very glad that there was nothing serious with your eye . I bet your mom is relieved.

  50. c.hobbit
    5:38 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Wose: do not fear the giant…he is very nice. Remember I am a pipsqueak also and he had to almost bend double to greet me.

  51. Belle Starr
    5:39 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Wose: You don’t need to worry about the Giant. I practically run the place. He will do what I tell him to do. He is a good giant.

  52. Barb & Maggie
    5:59 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Siber, so happy to hear your good news. Be a good boy when your mom puts in your drops.

  53. Wose
    6:03 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    CHobbit and Belle Starr: Whew! I am glad that he is a good giant, and not the giant that says “Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum”.

  54. Basil and Sage
    6:05 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    And the punch line to Bella’s joke:
    Gus and BooBear’s Dad said”the quilt is nice, but I would rather have had a V8″

    Siber – whew! We are very relieved, cuz after all, you are one of our very favorite Sibers. Along with the Howlers.

    Paws and whiskers crossed for Shiek.

  55. Wose
    6:07 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Belle Starr, will you introduce me to the rest of the dogs, and your two and four- leggeds? I am so excited, I am shaking!

  56. Basil and Sage
    6:15 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Oh ya – Mama told us to tell MollyPop’s Mom to check her SDD.
    grumble – we don’t know why WE have to relay messages. Those obsequious Corgis could be doing that! But NOOOO – they have bigger bones to chew.
    grumble

  57. Melanie
    6:35 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Going to bed soon. Nice warm bed. Snoring dog. Good book. Good music.

    Yup, going to bed real soon. TTFN

  58. Barb & Maggie
    6:37 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Lamb chops, wild rice and salad for dinner tonight. Lamb tastes a little like goat! Whoa, maybe this is really a chop from a maurading goat!

  59. Mollypop's Mom
    6:50 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Basil and Sage – Thank you for relaying the message. It was important, so you were fluffy little dears for letting me know (albeit complainingly). Your Mum has my feathers ready and please tell her (complainingly), dear Kitties, that I will respond tomorrow.

    This is exciting!

  60. Basil and Sage
    7:03 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Aww shucks MP’sM, purr, purr, purr, head bump.

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:17 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Home!…We are home from our walk…cough!sneeze!…Now what? There is no base of balls to watch…hmmmphf!…I guess we will watch an episode of Elementary…snort!

    SiberH!…What? No cone?…grunt!

  62. bluecat
    7:30 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    G&BB – most excellent news about your dad. Thanks for posting.

    Shiek – hang in there, buddy, and your mom, too. Thinking of you all. Can you eat carrots? Apples? Oh, yeah – go Irish!

    Siber-H – good news from you as well. Watch out for those stinging things.

    Safe weekend to Everybody.

  63. bluecat
    7:30 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    p.s. Staff – that’s one gorgeous quilt!

  64. Siber-H
    7:32 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    No cone, Rio. I am pretty mellow, however.
    Darkness has descended upon the land…no base of balls.

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:38 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Sob!sob!sob!….wheeze!…Sob!sob!sob!…sniff!

  66. Staff
    8:09 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Bluecat. Thank you.
    Yes it is a wonderful quilt. And my favorite part is she put in rows of dark purple/blue fabric with white stars and comets on it and THEY GLOW IN THE DARK! I bet I bought several bolts of that fabric before they discontinued it. I still have some I am saving for a rainy day.

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:19 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Glow!…A glow-in-the-dark Quilt!?…snort!snort!… That would be an amazing auction item Staff. It might be rainy the day of the auction, why don’t you make a glow-in-the-dark quilt for that special day??….Wooooo!

  68. Siber-H
    8:26 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Wow! That is a beautiful quilt and it glows in the dark!

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:29 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Staff!…See! Everyone loves glow-in-the-dark Quilts!…snort!

  70. Princess Sam
    8:30 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Dawson glows in the dark! Of course.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:33 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Dawson!…She glows in the dark with or without a Quilt…heh!heh!

  72. Barb & Maggie
    9:08 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    We love Staff’s glow in the dark quilt! A thing of beauty is a joy forever. Is that a correct quote?

    Night all, and sleep well all thru the night.

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:17 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Keats!…”A thing of beauty is a joy for ever:
    Its loveliness increases; it will never
    Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
    A bower quiet for us, and a sleep
    Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.”…snort!

  74. Terry Ballard
    9:21 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Reminds me of when I was young – bought a set of glow-in-the-dark decals from Edmund Scientific. Mounted them on my bedroom walls into more or less accurate constellations. Those were the days.

    Good night Chet.

  75. Basil and Sage
    9:33 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Rio – that “thing of beauty” quote – that’s about Kats, right?

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:35 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    No!…Keats!…sniff!

  77. Staff
    9:38 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Rats! All my glow in the dark fabric is at the farm. Now way would I get it back in time to make anything.

    However maybe next year?

    I saw this on a NASA auction. Now it is something I would like.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/vintage-space-artifact-au_n_2057145.html?ir=Arts

  78. Basil and Sage
    9:39 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Ya, sure.
    Check your SDD, you Evil Pug, you

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:55 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Late!…My friend says she is in the mood to stay up late tonight…heh!heh!…Me too!…Wooooo!…We are living on the edge I tell youse! The edge!…heh!…Watching an episode of Damages right now…snort!…Talk about edgy!

  80. dawson
    9:56 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Terry: Mom and dad’s house has those glow in the dark stars in several rooms, courtesy of Staff back in the day.

    Me? I glow in the dark? Huh? I mean, eh?

    I have a bad cough and congestion. I kept thinking I would get better but I keep getting worse. I am drinking hot tea with additions of lemon, honey and ginger. I have a doctor’s appointment but not until Tuesday morning. cough, hack, cough spit. Ugh.

    G&BB: Great news about getting that whole nasty tumor. Prayers to give you strength to help you through the chemo and radiation.

    OleyHowlers: My thoughts and prayers are also sent to Shiek.

    SiberH: Your mom is really on the ball. She takes great care of you.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:58 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Kats!…I don’t check my SDD just because Kats tell me too…gruffle!…So there..sniff!

  82. Basil and Sage
    10:05 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Well – fine for you!
    We are gonna curl up under Mama’s work table and watch her for a while. That girl just stays up TOO late working. No sense. No sense at all.
    G’night all.
    Get some sleep Dawson, and get better real soon

  83. SnowBella
    10:05 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Late! Rio is staying up late! This is a great way to end a long week.

    Dawson: Tuck the quilt around you, get some rest and feel better.

  84. Siber-H
    10:13 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Dawson, Maybe you should go to an Urgent Care or ER. My mom messed around with that kind of illness two years ago and got pretty sick by not going to the doctor sooner.
    That was the time Mollypop’s Mom called me to find out if we were okay.

    Night All
    The Benydral has totalled us.

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:13 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Dawson!…Yeah, like the Kats said, get better…sniff!…You did not take the Airborn, did you?…grunt!

  86. SnowBella
    10:20 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    SiberH: I am surprised you made it this long. That stuff knocks me out.

  87. Staff
    10:21 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Nite all. Hope you feel better soon Dawson.
    I wonder if you check your SDD. I am pretty sure I sent you a SDD last week.

    nite all. OH! I already said that. heh.

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:22 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Rebecca!…We just heard from her mother that Beau is on her big bed…sniff!…She also let us know how miserable she is with him sleeping right up against her spine…wheeze!…This means nothing except to youse guys except that my friend might be guilted into going to bed early because if we go to bed he will jump off her mothers bed and get into his own bed then flop over with his paws straight up in the air and go to sleep…whew! long sentence!

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:24 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Gah!…Good grief!…snort!…I thought I edited that long long sentence. Yet there is a mistake…grump!

  90. dawson
    10:25 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Rio: No…I didn’t take anything until today when I went and got some cough syrup.

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Dawson!…Can you even buy “Airborn” in your village, town or country?…sniff!

  92. SnowBella
    10:30 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Well, then, good night, Rio. It is just as well. I don’t think I will be up for much longer.

    Dawson: The pug knows best. I wish I took airborn before I got sick. Please take care of yourself.

    I had a highlight in my day. Someone brought me a gourmet cupcake. What a surprise! It was delish!

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:32 pm on November 2nd, 2012

    Tomorrow!… Late-Night is ON!…wooooo!….Goodnight all!…snorkel!

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