Any Thoughts On This?

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128 Responses to “Any Thoughts On This?”

  1. Herd of Hounds,
    7:52 am on September 9th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! Bah. Electric collars our paws :( WE think like mom says: What is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. Perhaps if 2 leggers wore-collars too, they would be kinder and gentler over all! Heading for the library in a half hour.
    Have a terrific, non-tumultuous Tuesday.

  2. Tupper's Mama
    8:03 am on September 9th, 2014

    Nothing to think about. Shock collars are inhumane!

    Unless we are putting one on Michael Vick. Or Putin. Or a few other bad guys.

    Good morning all. Go vote in your primary.

  3. Barb & Maggie
    8:35 am on September 9th, 2014

    Good morning all. We also do not approve of training with shock collars. Not exactly positive reinforcement. I do think the use of them with underground fencing is different. If you live in an area where you cannot have a regular fence, then I think the e-collar use is better than having your dog run away or get killed by a passing car. Never for other uses like bark control.

    Today Barb and her boss and his wife are going out to lunch to celebrate John’s b-day 9/6 and Barb’s which is Friday. They never go out to lunch, so this is a first. Going to try an Italian restaurant in the old downtown area of Crystal Lake.

    Have a great day everyone.

  4. Mollypop's Mom
    8:42 am on September 9th, 2014

    I just can’t wait for Apple’s big announcement today. I have been waiting for a larger phone and rumor had it that today would only be one a bit larger. Then the last few days the rumor mill has heated up with news of also a 5.5 inch phone. That’s what I need – a waffle phone.

  5. B.Stover
    8:59 am on September 9th, 2014

    I think the collars should be banned.

    Good morning all.

  6. dawson
    9:26 am on September 9th, 2014

    Shock collars? No!

    I’m up because I forgot to re-cover the squash plants last night so I am checking the temperature. It is just zero so they are probably good. Back to bed. ZZZzzzzz

  7. Staff
    9:58 am on September 9th, 2014

    I thought I might be first. Not even close. Even Dawson beat me. Good morning all….

    Goodnight Liz in Oz.

    snigglefritz.

  8. Terry Ballard
    10:00 am on September 9th, 2014

    Enhanced behavior modification techniques for dogs? Not on this boy. Not ever.

  9. Tupper's Mama
    10:19 am on September 9th, 2014

    We really think the “advanced behavior modification techniques” would be better served on some bad owners.

  10. BearSpiritDog
    11:01 am on September 9th, 2014

    Shock Collars “Might” Stress Your Dog. Ya Think?

    Hey, Yuji! Look’n Good.

    Good Morning All.

  11. Billy's Buddy
    11:19 am on September 9th, 2014

    Good morning all.

    BSD, I was thinking the same thing: Ya Think?

  12. Herd of Hounds
    11:25 am on September 9th, 2014

    Our vote is…Duh? Ya think?

  13. Staff
    11:29 am on September 9th, 2014

    Wow I got two things in the mail today. I think HOH has been doing some shopping…snicker…Or she went to the zoo and became inspired! Fabric arrived today. Hopefully I will find a nice cabinet to put it in soon. Thanks Sharon!

    Also, from Alaska, a cute postcard from Rio and Masquers and c.hobbit. Beavis the dog at Ruby in 2010. Thanks guys!

    I am trying to choose cabinet hardware! AUGHHHH!

  14. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:36 am on September 9th, 2014

    Shocked!….Awwwwww now this reminds me of an album my friend and I love and have not listened to in many many moons….sniff!…”Short Sharp Shocked” by Michelle Shocked…chuffle!…There is a song on this album called, “Anchorage”. The song is about the narrator taking time out to write to an old friend, who has moved from Texas to Anchorage, and her friend’s reply. She tells Chel that her husband “says send a picture, hello and to keep on rocking”….snort!…I love that song…WoooooOOOOOooooo!

  15. Herd of Hounds
    11:37 am on September 9th, 2014

    Fabric looked like fun. Enjoy! Postal cards??? Do they go off on you?

  16. Diane C.
    11:40 am on September 9th, 2014

    Hello All–Absolutely agree about shock collars. should be illegal (although I might make an exception should Tupper’s Mama’s proposal become widely accepted).
    First week of school is over and I’m wondering if I’ll make it through–so many quasi-zombie faces staring silently at me in the MW class…oh well, time to feed the kids and take Pretty to be wonderfluffed (I LOVE that term!).
    Have a wonderful and safe day, all. Early Happy Bday to Barb (eat some dessert for me).

  17. Diane C.
    11:43 am on September 9th, 2014

    One more thing–I don’t know if I mentioned this before, but while we wait for the next C and B to come out, I have been reading other things and would like to recommend Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project. Pretty cute until the end when it devolves into romantic comedy, but charming in it’s own way.

  18. Tupper's Mama
    11:58 am on September 9th, 2014

    Woooo hooooo! We LOVE postcards.
    Beavis is adorable.

  19. Siber-H
    12:03 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Shock Collars…Mom would never.

    Thank you ladies for the postcard from Alaska. I got an adorable picture of a wheel dog. The Hot One and I are wheel dogs. We decided that a long time ago

  20. Masquers
    12:05 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Riö, What do you think about all this?

  21. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:08 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Maskers!…I think Rebecca has a tree growing out of her head…grunt!

  22. Masquers
    12:12 pm on September 9th, 2014

    It could be a hat…at least there is no paw over the camera lens…Heh.

  23. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:41 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Maskers!…You really need to set your photo standards a bit higher than “no paw on lens”….snort!

  24. Tupper's Mama
    12:46 pm on September 9th, 2014

    tee hee

  25. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:57 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Maskers!…Always hogging Rebecca’s lap…sniff!

  26. Teddy Ruff Rider
    1:07 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Hi everyone. Have kind of been out of contact recently because we had a mini-vacation last week in Western Maryland on account of it being my mom’s birthday, but we are back now. Also, me and Zeta have done some really neat hikes together on something called the Seneca Ridge Trail. The most amazing thing though was last Saturday, when it was so, so very hot here that my gal Zeta, who I can coax to step into the water a bit, actually went swimming with me. How cool is that? I even have a video of it (SiberH — you might want to avert your eyes on this). I have some other photos as well that I will try to post later of our adventures together.
    http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Video.MOV

  27. B.Stover
    1:07 pm on September 9th, 2014

    That would be some “hat”! Who is the cartoon character who wears a large hat?

  28. Masquers
    1:07 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Heh, heh.

  29. Masquers
    1:09 pm on September 9th, 2014

    B: Simultaneous post! I think it was a Dr. Seuss character.

  30. BearSpiritDog
    1:12 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Teddy! You too, or should I say Three?
    Zeta & Teddy…Our very Favorite Couple. Thanks for the Video Treat!

  31. Siber-H
    1:22 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Bear, good description of Teddy and Zeta, “Our favorite Couple”

    This is true love at its finest…Teddy got Zeta to go swimming with him.
    True love or steak would not get me in the water. (yes, mom has tried to lure me into water using food just to see if it could be done…it can’t)

  32. dawson
    1:39 pm on September 9th, 2014

    SiberH: I agree with you that a hot day and Teddy love had something to do with Zeta being willing to go swimming.

    Teddy Ruff Rider: I was holding my breath while Zeta was in deep water.

  33. B.Stover
    1:40 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Masquers: Yes, I think it’s Dr. Seuss’ character The Cat in the Hat.

  34. dawson
    1:42 pm on September 9th, 2014

    The Cat in the Hat or Bartholomew and his 500 Hats, both by Dr. Seuss.

  35. Herd of Hounds,
    1:45 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Brave Zeta, we are cheering for you like Bartholmule Cubbins and the 10,000 hats? Mayhaps!

  36. Herd of Hounds,
    1:50 pm on September 9th, 2014

    500 Hats

  37. O'Howlers
    1:53 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Morning! Thanks for the reminder about Chuckles the Clown’s funeral. Now Mom says: if Mary did it, she was not so bad.
    Mom is a big proponent of invisible fence. If it were up to her, all dogs would have it. We agree. We know our boundary well, so we are safe. We never have to get shocked, once we learn it. To learn, most dogs only get one shock. We are huskies, so we had to make sure what was what. But training must be used. Mom has trained many many dogs on i.f. In fact, she even worked part-time selling/estimating/advising prospective buyers.
    We get to run run run all over this here farm. We have a neighbor who keeps her dog tied, and another who keeps her dog in an outdooor kennel. Now, those are cruel.
    Mom hates that first day of training, although she has tested the shock on herself many times. Her motto: “one tiny shock annoys for one tiny second. A car kills forever.”

  38. Herd of Hounds,
    1:54 pm on September 9th, 2014
  39. Herd of Hounds,
    1:55 pm on September 9th, 2014

    If this video works, it is mom’s FIRST ever :)

  40. Herd of Hounds,
    1:57 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Dawson, thanks for the clue on the number of hats :)
    P.S. Did you intentionally sent the frost and snow to your sis?

  41. Wose- the small and meek
    2:12 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Greetings!

    Just checking in.

    HRH, B: Today’s GOOGLE doodle is a literary one. I think you will like it.

    Teddy, I knew you would swim together with Zeta! You are a real gentleman. Swimming alongside Zeta so she would not be afraid.

  42. dawson
    2:13 pm on September 9th, 2014

    HOH: Interestingly to me, I also thought it was 10,000 hats but I googled it to try to get a picture of a hat and it came back 500 hats.
    I would not intentionally send frost and snow to my sister, unless it was the one in Montana and she was going skiing. We have one more night of below freezing temperatures then it is supposed to warm up to the 50’s. I was hoping for warmer than 50’s but…I am very happy with our summer because we had rain that kept everything green but not so much rain that it caused problems.

  43. Herd of Hounds,
    2:22 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Dawson, other than a flood, what is a problem with rain? Mom is a CA gal now doing hillbilliy and LOTS of green weeds and won’t water anything.

  44. B.Stover
    2:35 pm on September 9th, 2014

    That is really a neat Google Doodle. Thank you Rose.

    Who has read War and Peace…Anna Karenina….? I used to teach The Death of Ivan Ilyich.

  45. Herd of Hounds,
    2:36 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Look who we found under Chet’s Friends today…does it have meaning? You be your bippy!

    Annabelle and AJ!

  46. Herd of Hounds,
    2:38 pm on September 9th, 2014

    HRH B: Only War and Peace and Anna Karyena. Some other Russian Plays but not lots of heave stuff :i

  47. B.Stover
    2:54 pm on September 9th, 2014

    HOH: I’d call War and Peace and AK heavy–literally and figuratively!

  48. Herd of Hounds,
    2:56 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Should we have said “other heavy stuff”. What about Uncle Vanya?

  49. c.hobbit
    3:02 pm on September 9th, 2014

    I really liked Anna Karyena years ago but had trouble keeping the Russian names straight.

  50. Herd of Hounds,
    3:13 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Chobbit, we had that trouble, too until we read Pasturnak’s Dr. Zhivago where Russian names in the masculine and feminine were explained. Helped with Bond stories too :)

  51. B.Stover
    3:17 pm on September 9th, 2014

    (Anna Karenina.) I used to tell my students to use nicknames or initials. Uncle Vanya by Chekhov…I don’t remember it. I used to teach Chekhov’s Cherry Orchard and The Lady with the Dog.

  52. Herd of Hounds,
    3:17 pm on September 9th, 2014

    BTW, in the 60’s when mom was in High school, she could read any Russian or translated European novels she wanted, BUT to read Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley” she had to have parental approval. Does this make sense to anyone? It still doesn’t to her.

  53. Herd of Hounds,
    3:19 pm on September 9th, 2014

    HRH B, when you travel with Charley, we just grin!

  54. Herd of Hounds,
    3:20 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Another Russian…The Three Sisters …?

  55. Mollypop's Mom
    3:21 pm on September 9th, 2014

    A waffle phone was in Apple’s announcement. Previously it was scheduled for the end of the year. That meant I would have to wait and I hate waiting.

    Instant gratification – it’s the American way.

  56. Herd of Hounds,
    3:21 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Lordy, isn’t this fun…time traveling?

  57. B.Stover
    3:21 pm on September 9th, 2014

    HOH: That is strange regarding the Steinbeck. I loved the Cannery Row trilogy but hated Of Mice and Men. Loved Travels with Charley…one of the best.

    Yes, she’s called Karenina because her husband’s name is Karenin. (Wife’s name took on the “feminine” ending.)

  58. Herd of Hounds,
    3:24 pm on September 9th, 2014

    An Apple fone? Heck mom just arrived in the 21st C. with her 3G i phone.

  59. B.Stover
    3:24 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Charlie and I should start writing down our travel stories.

    MPM: Hope your phone arrives soon.

    I don’t remember Three Sisters.

  60. Tupper's Mama
    3:26 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Howlers – we don’t think I.F. training is the same as using s shock collar for so-called training. Especially since most (non-Husky) dogs only need one “experience” to know the deal.
    But we also know that the meanest thing your mom would ever do to you would be to not pet you when you think you need petting.

    Well, the polls were as slow as we thought they would be. We only had 91 voters in the morning.
    And most of them didn’t even know what was on the ballot – they thought this was the gubernatorial election, and yelled at us because it was the primary. sheesh!

    And, Barb – we are posting this while we are sitting on hold with Comcast. We feel your pain.

  61. dawson
    3:35 pm on September 9th, 2014

    HOH: Leaky basements, grey skies, rotten vegetables, dark moods, muddy shoes. I’m reaching here.

    BStover: I read the Russian authors about 40 years ago and have lately been thinking I should re-read some of those old books, but my to-read list is soooo long already.

    I’m off to play cards.

  62. dawson
    3:38 pm on September 9th, 2014

    I’m being moderated at 3:35. Basements? rotten? muddy? Russians?

    I’m off to play cards.

  63. Tupper's Mama
    3:44 pm on September 9th, 2014

    MPM – a “waffle phone”? huh?

  64. Herd of Hounds,
    3:47 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama, Boxers never catch on to e-collars :(
    Dawson, Hope moderation was a slip like sneakers or ??? Let us know. Inquiring minds wish to know. We think Ruskies would have gone through.

  65. Herd of Hounds,
    3:50 pm on September 9th, 2014

    1) Three Sisters is “Cherry Orchard”
    2) Waffle Phone is the size of a skinny brick.
    3) Let’s find the moderated word/words and revolt!

  66. Herd of Hounds,
    3:50 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Are we having fun?

  67. Herd of Hounds,
    4:10 pm on September 9th, 2014

    What pant leg do we need to bite?

  68. BearSpiritDog
    4:12 pm on September 9th, 2014

    And on another note: Dogs Don’t Lie. Dog On It is a Top Seller at the Tidal Wave Bookstore in Anchorage (photo by Nana)

  69. BearSpiritDog
    4:14 pm on September 9th, 2014
  70. Herd of Hounds,
    4:15 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Nana, thanks for the foto :)

  71. Herd of Hounds,
    4:18 pm on September 9th, 2014

    T&G, Y’all may be havin’ a primary election today/tis week, but here in the south we’ll have an election at the drop of a hat…April, May, June, July. August and any other time we feel like it!

  72. BearSpiritDog
    4:31 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Tupper&Gilly: Elections! We’re on it!

  73. BooBear
    5:58 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Going to try to post a video (may not work). The feeding frenzy has begun. They went through 5 feeders in twelve hours. Have just now refilled.
    http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/trim.ppTG3J.MOV

  74. BooBear
    6:00 pm on September 9th, 2014

    WooHoo! It worked on the iPad. Let me know if y’all can see it.

  75. Herd of Hounds,
    6:08 pm on September 9th, 2014

    BooBear, we are so excites, y’alls hummers are gawgeous

  76. BearSpiritDog
    6:11 pm on September 9th, 2014

    BooBear! You did it! Awesome Humming Birds!

  77. Mollypop's Mom
    6:21 pm on September 9th, 2014

    BooBear, I loved the video! Those little birdies have no manners – just pushing and shoving. You have a five star Hummers restaurant.

  78. bluecat
    6:46 pm on September 9th, 2014

    BooBear – fantastic video! Are the little guys there all year ’round? We stop feeding mid-October.

    Thanks for the post card, AK people. Believe it or not, a butterfly followed me from the mailbox.

  79. Billy's Buddy
    6:48 pm on September 9th, 2014

    BooBear,

    I am in awe! I have one or two little Hummers sampling daintily at my fuschias. I have NEVER seen anything like this.

  80. Mollypop's Mom
    6:53 pm on September 9th, 2014

    L the L, i’m with you. I have never seen more than one hummingbird at a time. The video was overwhelming.

  81. Herd of Hounds,
    6:58 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Good lawd, y’all. Go to the west and watch 4 or 6 species of those pushy little birdies. They will crack y’all up. Wolfie or Nana can back mom up. Western hummers come in various sizes and colors and are pushier than BooBear’s.

  82. Mollypop's Mom
    7:15 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Google said of the 338 species of hummingbirds, only the ruby-throated hummingbird breeds in the eastern United States.

  83. Tupper and Gilly
    7:18 pm on September 9th, 2014

    BooBear – love the hummers. Love it. What a cheerful video.

    Funny, the Nexxus tablet wouldn’t download the video, but it played on the iPhone with no hitch.

    OK, all you techies out there – we need tutoring. We are going to the beach next week. There is no internet at the cottage. If we do a search for an internet connection there are a number of neighbors who have internet. The iPhone works, but the computer won’t connect to internet. Is this what you buy a hot spot for? Or what is it we need to get to be able to stream our Netflix movies, and stay a little bit connected?

  84. Herd of Hounds,
    7:24 pm on September 9th, 2014

    T&G, mom is an idiot and cannot help.
    On the subject of hummers, though, west of the continental divide ther are 6 or 8 species that are as funny as fun can be with various chin/cheek colors and as pushy or pushier than BooBears. We kinds miss that.

  85. BearSpiritDog
    7:38 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Tupper&Gilly: Your Mama knows better to than to ask Someone here for Techie Advice…she with the paw over the lens and forever wandering Lost-in-the-Land-of-No-Wifi.
    – Bear over and out (or is that out and over’d?)

  86. Barb & Maggie
    7:44 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Back home. Did not go to lunch today. Postponed to Thursday.

    T & G, called Comcast and they were no help with lowering the price. Went to A T & T and they gave us a better price but I didn’t like the sale pitch, and not sure it was real. So far, have not made any changes.

  87. Masquers
    7:48 pm on September 9th, 2014
  88. Mollypop's Mom
    7:51 pm on September 9th, 2014

    T&G,

    The iPhone works because it has Wi-Fi when Wi-Fi is available and always has cell phone service.

    I hope that your neighbors who have Internet service have it locked. Not that they want to be mean and not let anyone else hop on, but it’s dangerous with passwords.

    You need a hotspot for the computer.

  89. Mollypop's Mom
    7:53 pm on September 9th, 2014

    I need to say that when the iPhone does not have Wi-Fi available, it uses the cell phone service to access the Internet.

  90. BooBear
    8:04 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Royals, does your Mom or Dad have an iPad? The iPad can be linked to the iPhone for about $9.00 a month and will use the phone’s service. Mom has a hot spot linked to her AT&T account but it runs $50.00/month (I think). She will probably drop that since she now is a single income person.

    The hummers stay here all summer but not in the numbers they are right now. In the spring and fall, we have the regular hummers who stay all summer and those migrating south. This is just the beginning of the feeding frenzy. In a couple of weeks, we will have what looks like a bee hive around each feeder. They are no longer interested in chasing the others off, only eating. Mom will try to get a video as the numbers increase. We have an oak tree right off the back porch that they will fly off and perch in. You can literally see the tree vibrate. Then one morning, most will just be gone. We do have a few that stay year round.

  91. Tupper and Gilly
    8:05 pm on September 9th, 2014

    MPM – yup, the neighbors are all locked; I only know they have service because their connections are nicknamed with their name or address. And not being a hacker, I can’t access.

    Who do I buy hotspot from? Staples? My phone service? Amazon?

  92. Masquers
    8:05 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Wondering what that is like…always having cell phone service…we can only dream.

  93. BooBear
    8:09 pm on September 9th, 2014

    A couple of years ago, a lady from a local bird group came in the winter and trapped one of our year round hummers and banded his little leg. Our neighbor has alot of flowers in his yard, but doesn’t get many birds. That’s because they are over here eating at the “fast food” place!

  94. Mollypop's Mom
    8:09 pm on September 9th, 2014

    You can link to the hotspot on an iPhone like BooBear does with the iPad. You can check with your iPhone service but you may not be able to get a hotspot for a short time since it may have to be part of your contract.

    Your iPhone can do everything that you need but it has that darn small screen. That’s why I wanted a waffle phone.

  95. BooBear
    8:11 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Royals, ours is from our phone service. Maybe someplace like Wallyworld can sell one for the short term.

  96. Mollypop's Mom
    8:13 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Can you download the Netflix movies to your PC before you leave home. Then you can just watch them on the PC without needing an Internet connection.

  97. Mollypop's Mom
    8:20 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Masquers, can you hear me now?

  98. Tupper and Gilly
    8:22 pm on September 9th, 2014

    MPM – obviously, you have us confused with someone who is computer literate.
    CAN we download Netflix streaming to be stored on the PC? We have no ides how. But we also will be gone to the beach for a while – not sure how many hours of movies would be good to store. ( there are 3 channels at the beach and only two of those are major networks. We don’t live for TV up there, but it is nice to have something to watch on a rainy day, or at night)

  99. Mollypop's Mom
    8:27 pm on September 9th, 2014

    I just checked and Netflix doesn’t allow downloading and saving the picture. My next suggestion is to rent CDs or DVDs.

  100. Herd of Hounds,
    8:30 pm on September 9th, 2014

    And if the fone/foto is working it buzzes on mom’s fingers! Go figure! Nothing like old fingers buzzing.

  101. Tupper and Gilly
    8:36 pm on September 9th, 2014

    MPM – we usually drag the CD/DVD player up here with us, but there isn’t anywhere close to rent. No Redbox in the town we are in, and trying to avoid going to ” town” every day. It takes too much time away from the Storyteller’s lobster eating time.
    We will check Staples and Wally tomorrow for hot spot.

  102. Mollypop's Mom
    8:40 pm on September 9th, 2014

    To quote B, you’re SOL.

  103. Herd of Hounds,
    8:44 pm on September 9th, 2014

    BooBear, when we were still in CA had hummers most of the year and several species :) Here in east TN we feel lucky to get ruby throated. Heck, having trouble getting oriels :(
    Take as many fotos as you can of your hummers and revel in them.

  104. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:06 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Go-Phone!…Funny how I had service the whole time in Alaska on my little Go-Phone and Maskers was at odds end…snort!…No service on his expensive phone the whole week long…heh!heh!

  105. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:07 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Golinka!…Youse guys might have to read a book while on vacation…snort!

  106. O'Howlers
    9:30 pm on September 9th, 2014

    The ‘rents just got home. They were at a Pawlitics Happy Hour hosted by PA Humane. Mom won the door prize, which included yummy looking can food, bowls, and toys!!! There was also a bed, in size T.C. Mom gave it to her friend who has a small dog.
    BooBear, we LOVE your video. We here are hummingbird lovers. Oh yes we are. And we are happy if we have just one or two. Your place looks like heaven. Where do you get your feeders? They look much nicer than ours.
    T&G, Mom used to use her iPhone as a hotspot for her iPad. It was expensive, but she can turn it back on for one month at a time. BooBear, where do you get that $9 deal?

  107. Barb & Maggie
    10:16 pm on September 9th, 2014

    We just got an alert about a poor dog in TN. who is 15 and was turned in to a shelter because her folks could no longer care for her. This kind of thing just breaks my heart. What is wrong with people, and how much longer would they need to care for this poor old trusting friend. She just looks so sad and doesn’t understand and it makes me cry.

  108. BearSpiritDog
    10:24 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Barb&Magpie: We Agree. There is no reason in Creation to get rid of a Loving Family Member. It makes us very sad and angry at the same time.

  109. Herd of Hounds,
    10:39 pm on September 9th, 2014

    We are weeping about the previous post. If pain or a physical problem is there…maybe but, keep your loved ones with you until they are not able to go on.

  110. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:39 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Key-Words!…”..could no longer take care of her.”…snuffle!…Maybe they themselves are down and out and can no longer take good care of her…wuffle!…Maybe they can no longer afford to feed the poor thing and themselves. Have you seen the prices at the grocery stores lately asks my friend?…sniff!…This country has a lot of people living below the poverty level. If they can no longer take care of a pet, that is a very sad thing, but a good thing if they take them to a shelter…sniffle!sob!

  111. Herd of Hounds,
    10:42 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Mom would rather put down a 2 legger than a 4 legger. Rips her and the vet up any time. Wish we could.

  112. dawson
    10:44 pm on September 9th, 2014

    BooBear: The hummingbird video is wonderful! I’ve only ever seen one or two at a time and none in the 20 years I’ve lived up here.

    Barb&Maggie: That is so sad!

    Yugi: You are looking great and living the sweet life!

    Hi LizF!

  113. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:44 pm on September 9th, 2014

    HoHo!…You should audition for a part on “Justified”…heh!heh!…I’m sure they could use you…snort!

  114. Diane C.
    10:48 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Aaaagh!! I am so lost with all this talk of linking! And I’m at work so can’t watch the videos! Maybe later, or on Thursday…
    Have a good night, all, if I don’t catch up witcha later…

  115. Herd of Hounds,
    10:54 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Rio, you are right, I probably should. Heck, with my degree in theatre and my astounding perception, as a character actress, I’d win every prize available :)

  116. Herd of Hounds,
    11:01 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Kinda like Meryl Streep or ????

  117. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on September 9th, 2014

    HoHo!….I was thinking more along the lines of your lack of feeling taking out a two-legger would get you the part…heh!heh!

  118. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:07 pm on September 9th, 2014

    HoHo!….I was thinking more along the lines of your lack of feeling taking out a two-legger would get you the part…heh!heh!

    Bed!…Well someone here thinks if we go to bed sooner we will not be so dang-nabbed tired in the morning…sniff!…I do not agree. I am tired all day no matter what…grunt!

  119. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:08 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Geeze!…I am tired….sniff!…Doing the double Dawson thing is really aweful when it can be avoided at all costs…grunt!

  120. Herd of Hounds,
    11:09 pm on September 9th, 2014

    OK, Rio, you got it!

  121. BearSpiritDog
    11:14 pm on September 9th, 2014

    There is a Shelter near here called Old Dog Haven that cares for these unfortunate Members of our Nation Within until they cross the Bridge. Those that are able help out by Fostering.

  122. Herd of Hounds,
    11:15 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Night night, Rio :)

  123. BearSpiritDog
    11:17 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Going to bed here too…But First…a Snack.
    Nite-All – Bear

  124. Wolfie
    11:40 pm on September 9th, 2014

    BooBear, love your backyard! And I also love my postcard. Thanks!

  125. Alice M. Johnson
    11:58 pm on September 9th, 2014

    Hummers…Staff is all worrit about her hummers. She has had quite a few here the last 2 weeks. (Quite a few is 5 at a time) Today she has 3 but it was 45 degrees this morning and they were at the feeder constantly trying to stay alive.

    Mr.Staff was making new nectar as she went off to the quilt store to play. She told him he had to make sure there was plenty so in the morning there was nectar ready as soon as it got light. He did. They are topped up.

    BooBear how many feeders do you have? We only have 2.

  126. ML
    12:09 am on September 10th, 2014

    Great hummers Boo. We got in the middle of one of those feeding frenzies in Colorado one year. Those little buggars are fierce!

    Mom got sprung from rehab today. F-i-l is going in to one tomorrow. Things are starting to mellow out a bit now.

    Glad to see some validation about the font change. To be clear, it is only in the comment section.

    I am going to put Belle out for the recycling truck on Thursday. She has bitten me two days in a row now. I have no idea what her problem is.

  127. AJ
    12:48 am on September 10th, 2014

    Hello All,

    With the tourism season winding down and the training season just getting underway I thought I would take a minute and say thank you to Rebecca. Why you might ask? While I was away working this summer Rebecca worked day in and day out to take care of the dogs, raise the pups and do the not so glamorous work of keeping Snowhook Kennel going. I couldn’t run Iditarod without her.

    With love for a beautiful wife…

    AJ

  128. Elliot the Massage Kat
    11:41 pm on September 10th, 2014

    Awwww.

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