Are We Having Fun Or What?

Have you seen Jumpy yet?


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99 Responses to “Are We Having Fun Or What?”

  1. O'Howlers
    7:17 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Good morning! Wow! That Jumpy dude is AMAZING! How does he do all that? Is there a decathalon for Members of the Nation?

  2. Wose
    7:41 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Hey, there OHs:

    That is some jumping dude!

    GAH! I will be having a physical today…..

  3. O'Howlers
    8:47 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Oh no, Wose! Will they poke you and prod you and maybe even clip your nails???

  4. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:47 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Bad Ass!…Wow!…I had to chorkel as he was riding his little scooter down the lane at the end…chorkel!

  5. B. Stover
    8:48 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Is that how high Chet jumps?

    Good morning all.

  6. BearSpiritDog
    8:51 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Jumping Dude…it’s way Too Early for me.

    Wose! Is this Physical the once a year poke and prod?

    We here are waiting patiently for the Cable Guy to bring a DVR so we too can watch programs and movies On Demand. Heh.

    Good Morning All.

  7. Wose
    9:03 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Bear and O’Howlers: Yes, I’ll be poked and prodded, and blood we’ll be drawn. Then they will have to make sure there is a heart inside of me, instead of a brick.
    Nails will not be clipped. This physical is to make sure I can still have lightning bolts.

  8. Melanie
    9:04 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Good Morning . .

    In “Dog On It” Chet mentions he can use a skateboard.

    Jumpy? You are one active dog. Makes me tired just watching you.

    I am about to go down the hills towards the west. Just got off the phone with the p h a r m a c y and they have no idea that I have new stuff to pick up. Sigh. Said the doc hadn’t called. I said she sent it electronically and I watched her do it.

    So . . Dog knows when I’m coming back up the hill. Might have to send out for provisions. Certainly taking a book.

  9. Barb & Maggie
    9:19 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Jumpy is very impressive! When he jumps off that van, it is a good thing that someone is there to catch him. Have never heard of an Australian border collie. Is that a purebreed or is it a hybrid? Aussie/BC or Australian cattle dog/BC? Anyone know?

    Barb is heading out too. Another morning of PT. Later.

  10. Melanie
    9:21 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Ha! I called the doc’s and found out she had done her thing, but then it went to a diifferent office, and the interwebs got my stuff all tangled up in spider silk.

    I’m to call later after a new message leaves and tried to keep out of the grasp of the inter-spider.

  11. dawson
    9:27 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Jumpy is good but, if there was a competition, I’m sure Chet would leap higher and farther…unless a cat was involved.

  12. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:33 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Interesting!…Conversation on the facebookie thingy…grunt!…We get links.

  13. Belle Starr
    9:50 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Wose: I have two bits of advice about your visit to the vet today. One comes from Orion. The other comes from Tenzing. Orion suggest to put your head over Griz’s shoulder and look in the corner like Orion does with my two-legged. The theory being if you can’t see the vet, he or she can’t see you. Tenzing suggest backing into the corner to hide your hind quarters in order to avoid getting your temperature taken.

  14. Masquers
    9:54 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Wow! The jumping dude can leap higher than someone I know (and it isn’t Chet)

    Riö: Thanks for the tip to glance to the right; without it, it may have taken all day for us to notice.

    Melanie: Here’s hoping you get that inter-web message untangled asap.

  15. Herd of Hounds
    9:56 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Rose, there is always the flight or fight. We like flight (hide). Mom just shook her head at Jumpy and asked, “What does he do in the house?” (But we noticed she was smiling.)

  16. Masquers
    10:01 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Belle: Hey! You said the “v” word and wasn’t challenged. Our friendly blog moderator seems to have found new fish to fry…as in the term Specshalists…Heh. and now he’s telling me I’ve spelled the word incorrectly!

  17. Callie
    10:15 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Rose – Take Tenzig’s advice! If your hindquarters are exposed, they may do unspeakable things to you. Personally, I am fighting putting my head down in sleep – you wouldn’t believe what happened to me the last time I thought I was just taking a little nap on a steel table!

  18. B. Stover
    10:50 am on April 3rd, 2013

    I suppose “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” doesn’t apply when naming fictional characters.

  19. Siber-H
    11:29 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Spence is very good at coming up with names. Who else would have thought of “Chet” for a dog and “Marlon” for a kat.

    Macy, I am with you on the tomato thing.

    I am going to watch the Jumpy video now.

  20. Siber-H
    11:32 am on April 3rd, 2013

    Jumpy is totally amazing and should have his own tv show, which we would watch.

  21. Princess Sam
    11:48 am on April 3rd, 2013

    What about the name Uncle Rio? I wonder where Spence got that name.

  22. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:05 pm on April 3rd, 2013


  23. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:19 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    National!…Uh-Oh! It is National Walking Day…grunt!…This is not good news for me and Beau…wheeze!

  24. Masquers
    12:54 pm on April 3rd, 2013
  25. Herd of Hounds
    1:12 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    What do you know!

  26. Masquers
    1:16 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    forced exercise by walking…not a problemo for kats.

  27. Herd of Hounds
    1:19 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Can kats be forced to do anything?

  28. O'Howlers
    1:26 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    National Walking Day! Woo Hoo! We didn’t know there even was such a day. Maybe Mom and Pop will want to participate when they get home, but then again, why wait. We are Huskies. We walk when we want. heh heh!

  29. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:37 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Murder!…On The Iditarod Trail is really good!…snort!…We just read the part where the dogs turn on their musher….shudder!…We know the A-Team would never ever do anything like this…gurgle!

  30. Tupper and Gilly
    2:21 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Gily tried to find out if you can force a Kat to walk. She got Basil by the tail, and started dragging him across the room. Nope – Kats just throw themselves down on their side and go limp – kind of like civil disobedient protestors. There is now a lovely dust free swath visible on the kitchen floor.

  31. Tupper and Gilly
    2:25 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Masquers – we are right there with you. We aren’t sure if we should be more perplexed by the bad “joke” or the gullibility of listeners on April Fools’ Day.

  32. Masquers
    2:30 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Just ordered it from the library! Reading it will keep the Iditarod fever going for a little while longer at least.

    T&G: You’d a thunk they would’a known…after all…it was the day of the April Fool.

  33. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:57 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Maskers!…Hold onto your ears and tail while you are reading it!….yeeep!

  34. Masquers
    2:57 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Someone tried to get one of my distant relatives to go walking on a leash. This after watching a neighbor walking their kat and remarking how “cute” it looked. Yeah, right.
    I can tell youse it was NOT a pretty sight.

  35. Masquers
    3:00 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Riö! Gasp…we posted at the same time.
    What you are saying is…it is not a bedtime tale?

  36. B. Stover
    3:05 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Rio and SiberH: Regarding the NYTimes article I sent yesterday on sabermetrics in baseball announcing–do you prefer stories or statistics? (I’m just curious.)

  37. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:06 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Yes, Jumpy is a good leaper, but I am quite certain that Chet is better.

  38. BearSpiritDog
    3:10 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    An update on the on-going DVR Installation. 2 Experts showed up about an hour ago for what was Supposed to Be a simple service call. They are still here. Last we heard the cables in the attic must all be replaced. After all is said and done we may, or may not, be able to use the remote. And the way the one guy was swinging that ladder around we were in fear of all breakables within reach.
    … be continued.

  39. BearSpiritDog
    3:11 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    And….It’s Way Past My Lunchtime!!!

  40. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:11 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Maskers!…I’m saying hold onto yer ears and tail when you read it…heh!

  41. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:24 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Bear!…I shudder as to how you will be able to use ON DEMAND if your remote does not work…gasp!

  42. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:27 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Stover!…Yes, I prefer Stories and Statistics…snort!

  43. Siber-H
    4:06 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Stover, My answer is the same as Rio’s. All baseball all the time.

    Bear, Don’t you just love the tech and service people. We had to have a guy come out and fix our tv about a year ago. He knew how to fix it, but he didn’t know how to program it….took him an hour on the phone to learn how.

  44. Melanie
    4:27 pm on April 3rd, 2013


    Got the meds. The computer tech at the doc’s must have gotten upset that the pharmacy and I kept bugging the doc because it took until 3 to get the prescriptions in, because they were messed up. Sigh

    Oh, and things a guy shopping with a woman should NOT say include:
    “. . And you’re right because women are always right about everything . .”

    I turned my cart around to avoid the blood shed.

  45. Melanie
    4:29 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    I’m being moderated . . Let’s see.

    Got the meds. The computer tech at the d o c ‘s must have gotten upset that the p h a r ma c y and I kept bugging the d o c because it took until 3 to get the scripts in, because they were messed up. Sigh

    Oh, and things a guy shopping with a woman should NOT say include:
    “. . And you’re right because women are always right about everything . .”

    I turned my cart around to avoid the b l o o d shed.

  46. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:32 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    SiberH!…Don’t ya just love hearing George and Drew’s lovely voices again…heh!heh!

  47. Siber-H
    4:34 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    I sure do, Rio. It is like some good friends have returned after being gone for months.

  48. B. Stover
    4:48 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Rio and SiberH: The point of the article seemed to be that it was a matter of one or the other not both. I admit that having both stories and statistics would make sense but do any of the tv announcers do both? Apparently radio announcers don’t.

    Melanie: Of course women are always right…. That’s what the woman should have said. (I’d have stayed to see the b l o o d s h e d.)

  49. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:56 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Stover!…Our tv announcers are always entertaining and they have a geek working with them to provide the added statistical fix every now and then…snort!

  50. BearSpiritDog
    4:57 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Threeeee Hoours Later. Finished and Done. And a fine job it is.
    The guy we thought was a doofus turned out to be quite knowledgable (personally I think a Walk-in took over to finish the job)
    Miles and miles of cable and wires…But…Everything works!
    Best of all…we can now watch TV in the same room as the computer. WoooHooo!
    Okay. Now. How do you work this On Demand thinga-ma-jiggy…….

  51. Rose
    4:58 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Belle Starr: Suggestions by Orion and Tenzing are very smart. The Prof was not with me, so I just looked up at the ceiling. No hindquarters were examined today, but I will keep Tenzing’s advice involved. Blood was drawn, and many wires were attached to my chest. I think they were making sure that there really is a heart in there.

  52. BearSpiritDog
    5:02 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Wose: No need for you to go to the doc to check for a Heart Beat.
    As the Plunderers all know…you have the Biggest Heart on the Blog.

  53. Princess Sam
    5:04 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Staff, hockey trades! The Wild are getting Buffalo’s beloved Jason Pominville.

  54. Tupper and Gilly
    5:19 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Bee – we told Melanie the same thing. Actually, with Mama’s smart mouth, she probably would have congratulated the guy for FINALLY understanding a universal truth. AND asked him to teach a class to other men so that they would finally get it too.

    (we tell ya, Mama’s mouth is gonna get her in trouble one of these days)

  55. B. Stover
    5:22 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Bear: For On Demand you just select what you want to watch by clicking on it with the remote.

  56. B. Stover
    5:23 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    T&G: “Universal truth”…love it.

  57. BearSpiritDog
    5:32 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Thanks, B, it SEEMS easy enough. Lots of New Fun buttons to play with.

  58. Macy the min-pin
    5:47 pm on April 3rd, 2013


  59. Princess Sam
    5:49 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Sibermetrics are what a certain Mr. Husky uses for measuring his backyard construction projects.

  60. Wose
    6:02 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Aww, Bear…

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:32 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    SiberMetrics!…heh!snort!heh!…I wonder if he still carries that old slide rule around…snorkel!

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:53 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Peek!…We are taking a peek at the Red Sox vs Yankees game right before our team plays…snort!…Yankees are looking like they are in trouble and it is only the 2nd inning…sniff! …Their starting pitcher is out!out!out! after nailing a batter on the leg…grunt!…And the Sox have the bases loaded…heh!…Spencer is happy about this right now I bet.

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:02 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    SiberH!…Did I hear right? Walt is not putting Michael Cuddyer in the game tonight…sniff!…What’s up with that?

  64. Siber-H
    7:18 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Rio, I just got back into the house and to the computer. Maybe the answer to your question will appear on the Rockies website or the announcers will repeat it.

    The Red Sox have the most expensive admission tickets in baseball and the Snakes have the least expensive. I heard that on the radio today.

  65. Melanie
    7:18 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    B.Stover, both Zoë and Golinka agreed with you. I should have stayed for the entertainment. I wish I had enough brain power to come up with a Golinkism, but my mind is not working that quickly.

    BSD, congratulations and good luck! We still prefer the point and click model ourselves.

    Rose, glad that’s over. Now you just have to wait for the results. 🙁

    SibeMetrics . . Snicker

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:44 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Diet!…So her mother is having stomach issues more than usual lately…sniff!…My friend says what with all the garbage she eats day in and day out it is no wonder…grunt!…But the garbage never bothers her, it is the “real” food that upsets her stomach and keeps her a’runnin’ all night long…wheeze!…So her solution is to eat “lite” during the evening which is thrilling to my friend as she can now make her own meals starting tonight…chuffle!…How long this plan lasts is anybodies guess. My guess is one night…heh!

  67. Siber-H
    7:55 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Home run for the Rockies!

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:30 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Wheeze!…We just got back from our really long National Walk Day walk…grumble!cough!….Who hit the homer anyways?…sneeze!

  69. Siber-H
    8:35 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Rosario homered. It was a 2 run homer.

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:40 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Catcher!…Wow! Our catcher drove one in?…snort!snort!…It is still tied…grunt!

  71. Siber-H
    8:47 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    It is no longer tied!

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:48 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    WooHooo!…The new guy did good!…heh!…Wot’s his name? Brainiac?…heh!

  73. Siber-H
    8:52 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    It is somethihng like that.

    Rio? Do you get the feeling we are all alone here on the blog?

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:56 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Alone!…I spend a lot of time alone on this here blog – doesn’t bother me at all..heh!heh!…I think everyone is getting used to the switch from Iditarod to Baseball yet…sniff!…They are still in shock but will find their tongues soon…snorkel!

  75. Staff
    8:58 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    I went to the grocery store today to get emergency supplies. (Lemon drops) The clerk (named Rebecca)asked me about my Snowhook patch and I told her the normal story about sponsoring a dog team with my internet literary group. (I love that term). She said what does Chet the Dog mean. I told her Chet was a character in some mystery books and it was his ‘literary group’ and she said “I’ve read those books!”

    I showed her Alice’s picture and told her that Alice posted along with Abbie. Then I told her that her dogs could post on the blog too and I think she is thinking about it. Snicker.

    If you are out there Rebecca, this is a “hi!”

  76. Melanie
    9:03 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    A Rebecca! Of course there is only one Snowbella . .

    Good night all you base of balls fans.


  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:03 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Staff!….Way to recruit new blood..snort!…Although, showing her Alice’s foto may have scared her off completely…sniff!…You really should carry a foto of me with you…chuffle!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:05 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    One!…Speaking of our one and only Rebecca….sniff!…Where the hell is she anyways?…snort!…Hopefully, she is resting and healing her back.

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:10 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Nationals!….They whipped Miami 3 – 0 today…snort!snort!

  80. Belle Starr
    9:11 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    My Two-legged is still in the big city for work. She left early this morning. I was too tired to do more than wag my tail good-bye.

  81. Staff
    9:15 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    A Katty Librarian is becoming famous in Missoula!

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:20 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    WORK!…What the hell!?…sniff!…She is supposed to be resting her back. NOT WORKING…grumple!wheeze!

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Missoula!…Hey, little sister looks like a mix of Staff and Dawson only a lot younger…heh!heh!

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Braun!…THAT Guy!….grump!…Threw out Cargo at home…gasp!

  85. Boston Lurker
    10:06 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Hello everyone. Just wanted to say enjoyed the Iditarod with you. And to tell rio that the only team that matters is the Red Sox

  86. Siber-H
    10:08 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    We could have used that extra run.

    We are falling asleep. The Rockies can do this even if they only have a one run lead.

    Night All

  87. Alice M. Johnson
    10:09 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Hmmmm. A Boston Lurker eh?

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:09 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Out!…I had to chorkel at Cargo though…heh!…He slid face first into home plate, got tagged out because of the awesome throw by Braun That Guy!, then he just laid there for a few beats not moving, spread eagle…heh!

  89. Siber-H
    10:09 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Hello Boston Lurker

  90. Alice M. Johnson
    10:10 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    I wonder if that Lurker met the Royals at a show once?

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:13 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Lurker!…heh!…Lurkers lurk and have no voice…snort!…We are watching the Sox this year but they always seem to blow it when it really matters…heh!heh!

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:21 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Staff!…Are you thinking of the guy Golinka met that was wearing a stormy kromer hat at one of her show…heh!chorkel!

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:26 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Dexter!…Daddy Long Legs hits a Homer!….Woooooo! ….7 ta 3 – take that Braun!…heh!heh!

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:45 pm on April 3rd, 2013

    Rockies!….Winnit!…With the help of Michael Cudddyer!…snort!

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:46 pm on April 3rd, 2013


  96. Alice M. Johnson
    12:08 am on April 4th, 2013

    Rio, Yes that is the guy Staff was thinking about. Our not-so-secret lurker.

    I thought Michael wasn’t playing today? Guess I was wrong.

    I have been listening to Pat Metheny tonight. I have albums of his and haven’t thought about him in a long time. Anyone else out there still have a turntable that works?

  97. SnowBella
    2:04 am on April 4th, 2013

    SK Lurker! I had several random thoughts while I was driving into work today. I wondered if the SK Lurker followed the race. What do you know? He did! (If it is the same Lurker that posted above).

    Speaking of Kromers, AJ work his Snowhook Kromer all the way to the finish line. He looks so handsome in it and I like the way his long hair curls over his ears.

    Nighty noodles to all youse, Plunderers and Lurkers alike.

  98. Wose
    5:44 am on April 4th, 2013

    Alice: The grizzly and I still have a workable turntable…

    Bella: Darn tootin’ the Giant rocks his Stormy Kromer…So do you! I like the Giants longer hair too.

  99. Melanie
    6:50 am on April 4th, 2013

    A Boston Lurker! Hellllloooooo way over there in Eastern MA! I’m West of Whoosta.

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