Auction!

“Looks like the Snowhook auction was a big success,” says Admin.

“How could it not be?” says Spence. “Those Plunderers are amazing. Congratulations to the all the winners, meaning everyone involved.”

“Me?”

“Even you. I wonder if we should explain to any newcomers to the blog what’s going on.”

“Take a shot at it.”

“Hmm. I’ll have to think. Maybe tomorrow.”

“Meaning you’re hoping one of the Plunderers will do it down below and you’ll just plagiarize.”

“I didn’t say that.”

Welcome Red Leash Dude, Cookie, Brewski.

And as for the Iditarod patch: www.shopsnowhookkennel.blogspot.com


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147 Responses to “Auction!”

  1. LizF
    8:31 am on July 11th, 2011

    Well done to everyone who worked so hard to make the auction such a big hit. And whoever it was who got my Wolfie Toffee!

    Hi Kirby from last night! Yes, ‘spend a penny’ means the same thing here. Not that it gets used very often nowadays.

  2. Rose
    8:51 am on July 11th, 2011

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Big “ups” to everyone involved with putting togther the auction, and congratulations to all the winners!!

    I was not one of them. :(

  3. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:18 am on July 11th, 2011

    Good morning, y’all! And good night to you, Liz! So sorry about the toffee. I guess you’ll just have to (try) to make your own again!

    I’m not sure just what Spence and Admin are referring to by “going on.” Are they implying that they want someone to wrap up the auction? Or the blog’s connection to Snowhook Kennels? Or perhaps they mean we ought to do a recap of the Astrid case so a newcomer can jump right in when Spence continues the saga? Which I’m sure will happen any day now. Pondering…

  4. LizF
    9:27 am on July 11th, 2011

    Hi Rose!

    Maybe Dawson will be the first to find out the solution to the Astrid case! isn’t it in ‘The Dog-Hoo-Noo’?

    Whoa, it’s late, off to bed.

  5. OleyHowlers
    9:30 am on July 11th, 2011

    G’nite Liz.

    Good morning Rose and Kirby. We were wondering what Spence and Admin are referring to as well. We thought since we are relative newcomers, there is something all you oldies need to fill us in on!

  6. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:35 am on July 11th, 2011

    Liz: I think some of the same characters are in “The Dog Who….” I don’t think he’s doing the same case, though. Or maybe he figured why bother finishing it for free on the blog when he can make us buy his new book to find out how the Astrid case ends. Of course, we would have bought the new book anyway, and I don’t think Spence is that kind of guy. Admin, on the other hand….

  7. BearSpiritDog
    9:46 am on July 11th, 2011

    Good Morning Kirby, O.Howlers, Rose. I know B will “B” here soon too. snicker.

    Liz, oh no! I just missed you again! Sorry about the Toffee. We don’t know who won it either…

    Dawson: Wowzer! You, my friend, not only took home the BIG prize, but also a few items we wanted as well. Congratulations! I will try not to be “a sore loser”.

  8. Sam
    9:48 am on July 11th, 2011

    My girl left her gym bag on the floor. She thought there was no chapstick in it, but I know there is.

  9. Sam
    9:51 am on July 11th, 2011

    I got it!

    Oops, here comes Mom. I didn’t get in trouble though, I got hugged and told how cute I am.

    I think this haircut is workin’ for me.

  10. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:51 am on July 11th, 2011

    Outta there, Sam! You know that stuff’s no good for you!!!

  11. BearSpiritDog
    9:55 am on July 11th, 2011

    By my calculations, still waiting to hear on:

    Cat Handbag
    Coffee Gift Pkg
    Bath & Body Gift
    Wolfie’s Toffee
    Whitey-Lance Jacket
    Arch T-Shirt

  12. OleyHowlers
    10:00 am on July 11th, 2011

    Bear, Dawson outbid us on most of those items as well. DRAT!

    Also, we were outbid on others on your list. We were going for the Bath & Body pkg (Meashka loves to pamper herself). And Dima was dying for W-L jacket. But at the end, we had to pick just 3 items and f-o-c-u-s. Our strat worked!

    But how about moneybags Dawson? WOO-doubleHOO !!!

  13. Masquers
    10:10 am on July 11th, 2011

    Dawson. Talk about “working for the man”-working for the auction more like it. lol

    Kirby & Liz: As us kats tend to be curious, I am wondering about the meaning of “spend a penny”…Kirby I did fancy that cute little book of yours. Didn’t you mention one time you could give the Plunderers a look-see? (purring)

  14. OleyHowlers
    10:10 am on July 11th, 2011

    Sam, our Mom says she would be hugging you also. She said she’d like to eat you up !!! But we don’t think she meant that literally. (gulp)

  15. Buddy and T.C.
    10:14 am on July 11th, 2011

    Hi Masquers!
    Our strategy didn’t work out so well yesterday. We sort of slept right thru the auction. We just don’t get as excitable as those huskies do…We are the Kool Ones.

  16. Masquers
    10:32 am on July 11th, 2011

    High Five Buddy! Kool Kats, yes we are.

  17. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:44 am on July 11th, 2011

    Masquers: “Spend a penny” means to visit the “loo.” As I’m not British, I’m not sure where the term came from. Perhaps they had pay toilets?

    As for the book, I would be happy to post the pages from it — with Dawson’s permission. Since she bought the book, I think she should have the final say. In any case, Mom is getting ready to go to work, so the book will have to wait until she gets home. I’m not sure how to work her fancy new camera!

    See y’all later!

  18. Mollypop
    10:48 am on July 11th, 2011

    I’m so happy to see the success of our auction. Mom got swept away by company in the morning and didn’t get back until it was all over.

  19. Masquers
    10:59 am on July 11th, 2011

    Kirby: Now that you mention it, your name does sound British, even if you’re not. Just has that certain ring of importance to it. Yes, and BTW we will be waiting for that sneak peak at the book. I’m sure Dawson won’t mind. Heh,heh.

  20. Barb & Maggie
    11:00 am on July 11th, 2011

    Barb just finished her morning coffee and her bill paying. Wrote a check to Rebecca, and it will go in today’s mail. It will be sooo exciting to get our prizes.

    Had a huge windstorm here. For once we lucked out, and it actually was worse in the suburbs. We have small branches and twigs in the yard, and the garden looks pretty sad, everything is laying sideways, but think it is mostly savable. Both Barb’s kids in the burbs have tree damage in their yards. Kelly lost half of a large oak, and Josh has a smaller maple that got split in half. Out here they were predicting 50-60 mph winds, kids said they recorded 80 mph in there! Worst wind they have seen in years at their homes. Wowzers!

  21. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    11:01 am on July 11th, 2011

    On spend a penny, our understanding is that, while there were not pay toilets per se, there were often bathroom attendants and it was customary to tip the attendant a penny after visiting the “loo” and that is where the phrase came from. My dad says he actually heard that explanation from an Italian gentleman, so it may be that practice originated in Europe. Wookie

  22. OleyHowlers
    11:09 am on July 11th, 2011

    That wind storm sounds awful, Melanie. We really hate losing a tree. We still have only 2/3 of our once-very large hemlock tree in our yard. Looks great up close…terrible from further away.

  23. B.Stover
    11:11 am on July 11th, 2011

    I’d like to know what Admin won in the auction.

    Good morning all.

  24. BearSpiritDog
    11:13 am on July 11th, 2011

    Barb&Magpie:

    Whoa, almost hurricane force velocity winds! Scary stuff. We have winds like that here on the West Coast too. Lots of clean-up afterwards. Hope your garden is okay. (those poor tomato plants)

    Heard about your boy’s adventures on his bike ride. What an accomplishment even if he did not complete the miles he intended. The incident with the dog and truck driver low points in the journey for sure.

    Oh, oh. There’s that word V-E-T. It’s not me, though, as the kat karrier is being hauled out…

    BBL

  25. OleyHowlers
    11:14 am on July 11th, 2011

    Oh! Barb & Maggie had the windstorm! Too much going back & forth between FB and blog (o yeah and Mom’s office work) ! LOL

  26. Barb & Maggie
    11:17 am on July 11th, 2011

    Glad you explained that phrase, because we would have never guessed it correctly.

    Just talked to daughter and power is out all over, trees down everywhere, stop lights are out, pretty much a major mess in there.

  27. Masquers
    11:19 am on July 11th, 2011

    What is that? Looks like a kat karrier!
    You think I don’t know what’s going on?
    Guess again! Catch me if you can!

  28. Gus and BooBear
    11:22 am on July 11th, 2011

    I know Rio and Wookie are worn out but we’re ready for another auction!!
    We had so much fun!!! Paypal’d Rebecca last night so it shouldn’t be long before we get our own Newf!!

  29. Gus and BooBear
    11:24 am on July 11th, 2011

    And Sam, sweetie, u are too cute for words!!

  30. Siber-H
    11:41 am on July 11th, 2011

    Bear, I won the tee-shirt so that is one question solved.

    I would like to read your book, Kirby if it is okay with Dawson. I thought your auction item was a great idea…we just didn’t have any babies to give it to.

    Who won the toffee? Mom wanted to bid on it, but she knew if she won, it would never leave the house and become gifts for other people. And, it wouldn’t have been me eating it.

    I wonder what Spence wants the newcomers caught up on?

  31. Gus and BooBear
    11:44 am on July 11th, 2011

    Rio!!! Now u know who won ur friends fan!! Dawson!! Boy, she really was generous bidding and we know R&AJ really appreciate it. The fan has to travel deep into Canada. Hope those goats leave it alone.

  32. Siber-H
    11:51 am on July 11th, 2011

    Sam is a cutie, but she shouldn’t try to eat things that are not good for her.

    Macy? How are you doing? Ft. Worth had had temperatures of 100 degrees or better for days now. I’m glad you and your girls have short hair.

  33. Buddy and T.C.
    11:59 am on July 11th, 2011

    Run, Masquers, Run !!! O we do hope Masquers got away !

    T.C. is a MASTER of eluding Kat Karriers

  34. Gus and BooBear
    12:03 pm on July 11th, 2011

    We think SQ wants someone to do a review of why and how we did the auction. And probably include how SiberH got us involved with the Iditarod and WhiteyLance to begin with. B is very good at writing these up

  35. dawson
    12:08 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Hey All You New Comers To The Blog!

    Here’s What’s Happening:

    I Won The Advanced Reader Copy of The Dog Who Knew Too Much!

    Good morning to Everyone.
    My auction strategy was simple. I bid on most everything on Friday night because I had to work the 12 hour shifts Saturday and Sunday. There was plenty of time to out-bid me and many of you did. (Tupper and Gilly, Rio, Oley Howlers, Blue Cat, Wookie, Staff and whoever got the hot dog pot holders I bid on!)

    To the newcomers: All the money goes to benefit Snowhook Kennels 2012 Iditarod race. Buy a patch from Snowhook!

    Thanks to all the Plunderers!

  36. dawson
    12:13 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Oh Yeah!

    Kirby T. Penworthy: You are welcome to post your book here because I won’t be seeing it until I visit RJ (Ruby Josephine) in Montana. And I don’t want to wait that long.

    Now. I have to run to the Post Office.

  37. OleyHowlers
    12:17 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Dawson, you have become a Plundering Legend !!! And our hero…

  38. Mollypop
    12:24 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Dawson – You and I know the Mom can’t take good pictures – tee hee – but she keeps trying. Here’s a picture of Blou with Blou II. Tyb’s Dad will have to post a good picture for you.

  39. Barb & Maggie
    12:31 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Dawson, You really are awesome! And you have deep pockets, too!

    Ok, now I know you bid on the pot holders as well as we did. Our strategy was to bid $25.50, because they were at $20.00 and the other set was $25.00. We thought that by going the extra .50 we might get it. What do you think, Dawson, is that what put us over?

    We are anxious to see Kirby’s book. Also, we thought for sure Liz got the toffee. Who got it? No one has fessed up yet have they?

  40. B.Stover
    12:43 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Dawson did a fine job of summarizing the auction action. For new people on this blog: The Plunderers of Chet’s blog just finished holding an online auction of 37 donated items (including an ARC of Spence’s fourth Chet and Bernie mystery, The Dog Who Knew Too Much) in order to help sponsor Snowhook Kennel in the 2012 Iditarod race. Here is a link to Snowhook’s blog and the Plunderers, “a class all their own,” are listed on the left of the screen under “Sponsors.”

    http://snowhookkennel.blogspot.com/

  41. B.Stover
    12:44 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Sam: What did you, in fact, pilfer? (Love that word!)

  42. bluecat
    12:55 pm on July 11th, 2011

    So, Dawson. If you hadn’t worked two 12 hour shifts – you would have won EVERYTHING??? Kind of hope you’ll be working next auction as well.

    I’m glad I won the amazing origami ornament. And congratulations to all winners. Maybe Admin was involved because he donated the ARC – or maybe he won the toffee. Chet’s posts can be cryptic.

  43. Sam
    12:56 pm on July 11th, 2011

    B., I got the plastic bag that had the chapstick in it! I was so close and yet so far.

  44. Snowhook Bella
    1:04 pm on July 11th, 2011

    In a bit of a rush this morning, so I will have to catch up on the blog later. Some Un-Plunderers (or should it be non?) won some of the auction items. More on that later, yet now for an important announcement:

    As you know, we have two new dogs in the Kennel. Gomez, a three year old male has promise of becoming a lead dog. As for the second dog, he is an eight month old pup that is really happy about life, yet he needs a name. Being the president of the naming department, I thought about different names: Wallace, Liam, Nicholas…no, none of these names seemed quite right. We wanted his name to be special and something that compliments Gomez’s name. Finally, I voiced a name to AJ this morning that had been rolling around in my head for the past few days. With a nod to the reason I visited Chet’s blog in the first place, he will be named….drum roll, please…Rio. Rio, the Good Natured Sled Dog for long.

  45. B.Stover
    1:11 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Technically, Spence donated the ARC.

    Sam: Neither a plastic bag nor chapstick is good for you.

  46. Mollypop
    1:13 pm on July 11th, 2011

    SnowBella – Now Rio will more difficult than ever for us to live with. That’s our burden.

    Ha ha, just kidding. He deserves this – such an honor.

  47. B.Stover
    1:18 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Gomez and Rio, the Good-natured Sled Dog…..how cool!

  48. OleyHowlers
    1:22 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Can’t wait to see pics of Gomez and Rio! Now we will have to always refer to “our Rio” as “Evil Rio” ! LOL

  49. Melanie
    1:27 pm on July 11th, 2011

    RIO!!! Wonderful!!! (Zoe says you have to be careful naming dogs, when we named Waltzing Mathilda, we didn’t realize she would go walk-about!)

    But Riö is good hearted under that crusty muskeetooie spray exterior. It should all work just grand!

  50. B.Stover
    1:54 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Season 3 of Warehouse 13 begins tonight.

    I just mailed my check to Rebecca and AJ for my three auction items.

  51. Barb & Maggie
    2:03 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Congrats, Rio! I bet your namesake has longer legs and a longer tail!

    Tonight is also the start of the new season of The Closer. One of Barb’s favorite shows. Just 11 more episodes and the series is over. Boo hoo.

    Barb tried some of her Omaha Steak products last night. They are really good, and fairly reasonable if you buy the specials. She got 4 sole stuffed with crab and scallops, for $9.99, and some apple tarts, 6 for 10.99. The sole was very good. The apple tart was beyond good. She baked it, then had it warm with vanilla ice cream. It was to die for! She wouldn’t even share, except for a little ice cream!

    Going to start our last Tony Hillerman, then nappy time. BBL

  52. BearSpiritDog
    2:34 pm on July 11th, 2011

    MollyPop: Your mom takes very good pictures-an excellent of Blou & Blou II. (Sure would have loved to have won that item in the auction!)

    Barb&Magpie: I was going to say something, but now it has totally slipped out of my mind…to be replaced by a warm apple tart covered in vanilla ice cream. Yum!

    SnowBella: We are betting AJ and the pack were happy to see you return to the homestead and you to them. No matter how much fun we have when we roam, it is always good to return home.

  53. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    2:45 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Woo! Woo! Rio. I’m twirling here in Chevy Chase for my good friend Commander Rio. Agent Wookie

  54. Melanie
    2:47 pm on July 11th, 2011

    I was cruising on the home page of Snowhook and decided to visit their links.

    Wiggy’s was cool! I definitely need the orange motor cover for my plane . . . OR NOT!

    Did like some of the boots . . . but I’m not getting on the ground to crawl into a tent. Been there, done that, like beds now.

  55. Masquers
    3:10 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Bella: Rio is going to be so honored! To have a sled dog namesake. Very cool.

    Last night! to be so close, yet so far. Almost to level 3 and the Even Darker Dark Side, but I couldn’t stay awake.

  56. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    3:22 pm on July 11th, 2011

    B. Stover. In response to your question from last night, my dad says he trusts you to come up with something appropriate in terms of the dedication page, and will leave it to your good judgment. He says he is the one who should be honored to have won your story. Wookie

  57. OleyHowlers
    3:29 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Wookie, B’s story sounds great (especially for my Mom the Civil War devotee). We were bidding on that one also. Lucky you!

  58. OleyHowlers
    3:36 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Wookie, when will the auction page be updated with final bids? We need to let all Chet’s Friends, including those on FB, see how well we did for Snowhook.

  59. Siber-H
    3:38 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Yippie!!! Rio is going to be so surprised. He deserves the honor. It is Rio who has these ceative ideas about quilts and auctions. I had forgotten that he was the first one of us to post on Snowhook’s blog
    I like both names, Gomez and Rio.

    Mom drove me to the post office this morning and I mailed my check to Rebecca for the auction items.

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:47 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Rebeccer!…My friend says you are making a big, big awful, awful mistake…snort!….Don’t listen to her… I’m skipping, I’m skipping, now I’m twirling, I’m twirling!…wheeze!…Now I’m dizzy, I’m dizzy… whew!… So what does this mean for me? I mean, what do I get out of this name business?…huffle!…I would sure like an autographed photo of Clarkson. Can you arrange that Rebeccer?….grunt!

  61. Redbone Hound
    3:53 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Hey y’all
    Congratulations to everyone on the success of the auction. Everyone of you are winners in my book, whether you got your favorite item or not. And of course the biggest winners are our friends at Snowhook.
    Rebecca. That was right thoughtful of you to name that young pup after Brother Rio. Our Rio is a special character-sure yours will be too. If his heart is as big as our pug’s, you will have a winner for sure.
    Wish I could say that I won that there toffee but fraid not. Hope the winner might bring some to the next party

  62. B.Stover
    3:54 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Wookie: Your dad’s comment brought tears to my eyes….and I never get emotional.

  63. BearSpiritDog
    4:06 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Wookie & Kirby: Thanks for the explanation re the penny and the loo.

    Hello Redbone: No word on Wolfie’s Toffee and about 4 other items. Rebecca said some top bids were by non-Plunderers. Looks like we’ll have to wait until the donors receive notification from Snowhook to find out. Arrggh! Y’all know how I hate to wait.

  64. Staff
    4:09 pm on July 11th, 2011

    On Friends of Chet:
    Wow that Papillon, Rajah, is sure a cutie and so is his friend Dora. What big ears they both have.

    BStover I got your letter today, Thanks!

    Rio
    Will be unbearable to live with now. Or maybe he will twirl himself into a good humor. Heh (I admit to thinking it is a great name)

  65. Siber-H
    4:16 pm on July 11th, 2011

    tee hee It seems to be Wolfie’s toffee that we are most concerned about.

  66. Barb & Maggie
    4:27 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Just so we don’t have to go back and look, what did Blou II end up going for? And do we know who won him? Someone said shipping will be alot, and on that we agree. It wasn’t Dawson, who won just about everything!

  67. dawson
    4:33 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Blou: Such a good-looking doggie (both of them). I am concerned about the logistics of sending Blou to Bellingham.

    Snowhook Bella: I’m looking forward to seeing a picture of Rio the good and Gomez.

    Rio: Congratulations for being honored by Snowhook Kennels in this special way. As Siber H. pointed out, it is you who comes up with these creative ideas (and lights a fire under our bums to our annoyance and delight).

  68. dawson
    4:43 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Barb and Maggie: Yes it was me who won Blou for the low, low price of $65.00. I told Snowhook my email address to give to Tyb’s dad because I am concerned about the cost of sending something so huge and heavy. It might make more sense for Tyb’s dad to keep Blou and make a donation to a charity instead of giving all that money to the Post Office or UPS. We will see.

  69. BearSpiritDog
    4:44 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Barb&Magpie: I have Blou II going, going, sold! to Awesome Dawson for $65. Quite a haul for our Canadian Friend. Now if she can only get her shipments past the ever vigilant Marauding Goats…

  70. bluecat
    4:45 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Rio – awesome news, in a good way.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:46 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Canada!…Dawson, just so you know, there is no way in Hell that the Fan will make it in one piece all the way to Canada…snort!…That country is littered with marauding goats and lazy postal workers…grunt!…You should just kiss the Fan goodbye right now…sniff!

  72. dawson
    4:48 pm on July 11th, 2011

    I would never send Blou to Canada. He would be stopped at Customs and taxed according to his Priceless value.

    Staff: Who got your Cat Handbag? Do we know?

    Wolfie’s Toffee! A non-Plunderer got it?

  73. dawson
    4:52 pm on July 11th, 2011

    I would never send Rio’s friends fan to Canada either. Not due to the priceless nature of said item but because there is no way I’m giving that evil pug my address! Heh! Snort!

  74. Masquers
    4:52 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Dawson: Rio the Good. It sounds quite regal, like a king. Soon we won’t be able to tell the difference between our Rio and Rebecca’s. Wait a minute. That could mean…

  75. Siber-H
    4:59 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Rio could send the fan to Alice and she could keep it until the next time Dawson visits.

    sob, sob, Are you people saying it wasn’t one of us who won the toffee? How can that be?

  76. Wölfie
    5:00 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Rio, congratulations!!! You are the heart of our blog in so many ways and should be thusly honored! (I think I may have made that word up. Too bad, but I’m keeping it!)

    (whispering) Don’t forget that all the Plunderers get toffee during the holidays! Mom may even be persuaded to sell some, above and beyond what is gifted to us. Any and all profit, of course, would be donated to Snowhook.

  77. Wölfie
    5:03 pm on July 11th, 2011

    I want to make sure that the new guy is being named Rio, and NOT Commander Rio!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:07 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Dawson!…Someone here said they were going to send me with the Fan…grunt!…I thought that was a great idea, as long as I could go by car…snuffle!

  79. dawson
    5:12 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Rio: That is NOT a good idea. The border guards would never let you in the country, regardless.

  80. Sam
    5:13 pm on July 11th, 2011

    B., I wasn’t going to eat the plastic bag, I just wanted to chew it open to get that chapstick. They are so good. Try it and you’ll see what I mean.

  81. dawson
    5:15 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Siber H: Your solution is to send the fan to Alice? Alice Johnson?! The queen of everything hairball? (No offense, Alice…but NO!)

  82. dawson
    5:17 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Sam: You were caught in the act with photographs and everything. Tsk, tsk.

  83. Siber-H
    5:19 pm on July 11th, 2011

    ok then, How about Staff keeping the fan for you.

    Wolfie, I’m first in line to buy toffee for my mom.

  84. Siber-H
    5:21 pm on July 11th, 2011

    San told me that the photographs were photoshopped.

  85. dawson
    5:23 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Siber H: Yes, I think that may be the best idea.

    Staff: Will you guard The Spanish Fan?

  86. OleyHowlers
    5:25 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Dawson, Mom says she would love to hold onto the Spanish Fan for you.

  87. dawson
    5:26 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Mollypop does know how to do all that Technostuff. Would she want to frame little Sammy for some reason?

  88. Staff
    5:28 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Of course I will guard the fan. I will put it up on the wall of the bedroom and it will be safe there. Alice will not be able to hairball it if it is up on the wall. (and I will be able to admire it)

  89. dawson
    5:29 pm on July 11th, 2011

    By the way…

    Spence: When you send this ARC to Canada it is a gift! Not something I paid $333.33 for. It’s value is simply whatever the cost of the paper is. Don’t forget! Those customs guys used to be highway robbers before they got this job.

  90. dawson
    5:39 pm on July 11th, 2011

    I have to go weeding and reading for a little while.

  91. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    5:46 pm on July 11th, 2011

    OleyHowlers. I don’t think the auction page can be updated any more. Most of the bids listed there are correct; the only ones that are not correct are for the items in which final bids came in after about 11:50 am (there are a total of eight items). I think we had so many bids come in throughout the auction that we blew through the web page’s ability to take comments. I think there would be no problem with copying the list that was posted yesterday afternoon of the final bids into facebookie for the facebookie world to know about it (unfortunately I can’t do that since I am not allowed of facebookie myself — house rules). In case you are interested, the eight items on which the actual final price is not listed in the comment section are as follows:

    18. YSAS Photo — $41.00
    23. Toffee– $75.00
    31. 4 Pack Booties — $50.00
    32. Booties Used — $30.00
    34. Iditarod Drop Bags 2011 — $56.00
    36. Idatordo Dog Tags — $100.00
    37. Zipper Pull — $105.00
    28. Stormy Sledders — $52.00

    All the other items on the Auction page have the correct final bid as the most recent comment. And remeber the grand total was $2426.30

    Wookie

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:55 pm on July 11th, 2011

    SiberH! …Or Wookie! Does the Home-run Derby start tonight on ESPN?…snort!…Tomorrow night is the All-Star game, right?…sniff!

  93. Siber-H
    6:09 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Rio, My onscreen guide says the Home Run Derby starts at 6 our time on ESPN. Yes, the All Star Game is tomorrow night.

  94. Mollypop
    6:15 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Dawson – I would never set up little Sammie. Hee hee hee. But I didn’t.

  95. B.Stover
    6:35 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Sam: Have you ever tried Burt’s Bees’ Beeswax Lip Balm?

  96. Sam
    6:45 pm on July 11th, 2011

    B., I was successful once getting and eating a chapstick, but I don’t know what kind it was – other than delicious. All of my attempts since then have been thwarted.

  97. Wölfie
    6:54 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Sam, the problem is that beautiful princesses like you can never fly under the radar! You are so cute that your humans cannot help but stare at you with adoration, all of the time!

    Because of my blurring abilities, I could get away with all kinds of mischief. However, I am such a good dog, it never even crosses my mind.

    Gus Puppy is a different story. He likes to eat shoes. All kinds of shoes. He is not perfect like me.

  98. Melanie
    7:04 pm on July 11th, 2011

    My sister’s chickens’ first egg. Don’t know from which hen!

  99. B.Stover
    7:13 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Sam: Chapstick is a different brand. Besides beeswax, Burt’s has peppermint oil and sunflower seed oil.

    Melanie: What is happening with the egg? It doesn’t look as though it’s going to get the opportunity to become a chicken…

  100. Melanie
    7:20 pm on July 11th, 2011

    B. Stover: There were no roosters involved. From what I gather the egg has been prepared, cooked and eaten. It was pronounced delish!

  101. Melanie
    7:27 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Another picture. Someone sent this to me in an email. It seemed to fit in with this hot muggy day!

  102. B.Stover
    7:31 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Melanie: LOL to both…

  103. Liz
    7:34 pm on July 11th, 2011

    A ninja has stolen that toffee from under our noses! Now i see why, because the comments section wasn’t updated…

    Wookie, great explanation of spend a penny. I too had thought it was the pay toilet thing.

    Barb, that Omaha food sounds good (not only because my mum was from Nebraska). It’s so cheap!

    Sam, that is the cutest haircut.

  104. OleyHowlers
    8:15 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Wookie, Watching Eyes went higher than what is on the auction page, so we just figured many other items did. We will post the prices from yesterday’s blog out on Facebook.

  105. BearSpiritDog
    8:18 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Melanie: Nana loved “Getting Older….” She is still chuckling over it!

    Hi Liz! So sorry you didn’t win Wolfie’s Toffee. But, Dawson who claimed many valuable prizes, didn’t get it either. In fact, it looks like none of the Plunderers did. Wonder if it was a Chet Fan or someone else. Many of us put the word out to friends and relatives, so it could have been one of those guys too.

  106. Barb & Maggie
    8:30 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Melanie, Love the card!

    Omaha Steaks prices are expensive if you look at the list prices, but they always have specials, which is all we buy.

    Have to go watch The Closer. BBL

  107. Liz
    8:30 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Hi Bear!
    Yes, sigh. But i was thrilled to read Wolfie’s posts about selling the toffee, so all is not lost!

  108. BearSpiritDog
    8:39 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Liz: We agree! Also, it will make great gifts for the holidays.

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Home-Run!…Derby is on…heh!….SiberH, did you see the size of Hollidays arms?…grunt!…That guy has HUGE honking tree trunks for arms…snort!

    Toffee!…I can’t believe you guys let some stranger win Wolfies beloved Toffee…sniff!…I for one have never tasted it, but my friend says she is definitely going to buy some when the offer comes around this winter…snort!…I’ll get my share, don’t worry…heh!

  110. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:03 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Pup!…So this pup living up in Alaska with Rebeccer has my name now….snort!….I am going to have to get his email address so I can teach him the ways of the world. Every pup needs a good mentor and I intend to teach this guy all the good stuff…heh! …Little Rio Junior will grow up to be just like me!…wuffle!

  111. Siber-H
    9:03 pm on July 11th, 2011

    I’m watching it Rio!

    I don’t get my share of toffee in this house, so I hope you have better luck than me. If a stranger bought it, he/she purchased it without ever tasting it.
    Do you suppose that is what Spence won? That would be okay if he won it.

  112. Melanie
    9:04 pm on July 11th, 2011

    We are catching up on last season’s Closer and watching Season 2 of Eureka.

    What we watched tonight was “Miss Marple, The Pale Horse”.
    Talk about a switch at the end! This season Masterpiece Theater is excellent.

    Off to bed. Tomorrow we are going to turn on the Air Conditioning.

    TTFN

  113. BearSpiritDog
    9:20 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Good Nite Melanie and everyone. Off to watch something good.
    I hope – Bear

  114. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:41 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Ortiz!…Big Papi only hit 5 home-runs…snort!… He might not win this thing. I know Spencer is probably rooting for him though…heh!… I’m hoping Matt Holliday wins. He also hit 5 so far….snort!snort!

  115. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:52 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Big Papi!….He moves forward and Holliday stays home…grunt!…Now I am rooting for Big Papi…heh!

    Apes!…Earlier we couldn’t believe our eyes…sniff!…We actually saw a commercial for a Planet Of The Apes movie…grunt!…I think it was called, “Rise of Planet of the Apes.”…Seriously? I thought that era was long over…huffle!

  116. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:56 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Pit!… Hey! Now we are excited! …wooo!…We just saw a commercial for a new baseball movie called, “Moneyball” starring Brad Pit…heh!…Where the hell has that guy been lately?…snort!….I hope this movie is better than that other baseball movie called, “The Fan”…chorkel!heh! …Remember that one?…cough!

  117. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:21 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Rio: You’re going to mentor the newest Rio??? I don’t think that’s a good idea. Remember, he’s supposed to be Rio the Good!!! Seriously, though. Congratulations on your new namesake, Rio.

    (Whispering)Rebecca, ixnay on the email address. Namesake or not, we don’t need another Rio the Evil. One is quite enough!

  118. B.Stover
    10:23 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Good night all.

  119. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:43 pm on July 11th, 2011

    OK, now that I have Dawson’s permission, here’s “Travels with Scottie” cover/page 1

  120. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:46 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Pages 2 and 3

  121. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:49 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Pages 4 and 5

  122. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:51 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Poppy?…heh, No!…I like Papi!….snort!snort!…He did not win.

    Fringe!…Say, we were going to go to bed right behind Stover, but we found out Fringe is On Demand….snort!…We are watching an episode that almost starts right where we left in a huffle last year….grunt!….Maybe with the ability to re-wind and watch multiple times we can understand this show…heh!…At least that is her new Fringe Theory…

    Kirby!…If One were enough, Rebeccer would not have named her new pup after me, Rio…snort!

  123. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:52 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Pages 6 and 7

  124. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:55 pm on July 11th, 2011

    And page 8

  125. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:57 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Rio: I just meant the “Evil” part. One evil Rio is (more than) enough! But the world is always ready for a good Rio!!!

  126. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Scottie?…heh, No!…Sorry, I still like Papi!….snort!snort!

    Catch-Phrase!…”So off he went” is the catch-phrase for Scotties travels. Is there any adventure or mystery in this book?…sniff!sniff!…He seems like a dull sort of chap, in my opinion…grunt!…He never sticks around long enough to get to know anybody…huffle!

  127. Tupper and Gilly
    11:02 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Kirby – What a wonderful little book! We thought long and hard about it, but we don’t know any little ones that we could have shared it with. (We thought about Blou too, but didn’t bid for the same reason)

    But it is a delightful book. We would love to know how you did it – think you said the pages were fabric?

    We keep checking in so late – there is so much to do and so little time left to do it all. Shows start this weekend – yikes – back to the work table for another hour before bed…
    G’night all.

  128. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:03 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Sorry, Rio! He was in a hurry to get back to his comfortable bed. You ought to relate to that!!!

  129. Tupper and Gilly
    11:05 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Oh — and Rio – congrats on your new “son”.

    That’s one way to make sure that Rio runs the Iditarod.

    (whispering – Rebecca – if your Rio shows signs of wanting baseball toys, and snorts a lot…..hmmmm…you may have more in harness than you planned on)

  130. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:08 pm on July 11th, 2011

    T&G: I wrote the book, then found some photos to illustrate it. Mom found some special stuff at the craft store — it was a package of paper-backed cloth that she put through the computer printer. Then she peeled off the paper and used some fusible stuff to iron on the scottie dogs she cut from the same flannel cloth she used to make the blanket. Then she added some batting and sewed the whole thing together.

  131. Siber-H
    11:15 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Kirby, I don’t know how you did it, but that is adorable!! I love the way the dogs look in it and the background scenery. I can’t wait for Dawson to see it.

  132. Siber-H
    11:18 pm on July 11th, 2011

    night all

  133. Barb & Maggie
    11:21 pm on July 11th, 2011

    We want to see more of Scottie, but guess we will have to wait till tomorrow. Very nice cover, Kirby. Good night all.

  134. Macy the Min-pin
    11:26 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Kirby we LOVE your book. It has every bit as much plot as Quacky Baseball, heh heh.

  135. Barb & Maggie
    11:27 pm on July 11th, 2011

    Don’t know how that happened, but we saw the cover of Scottie, wrote our post, and then all the other pages were there too. Any way, Kirby, you did a spectatular job. Now off to bed.

  136. Snowhook Bella
    12:12 am on July 12th, 2011

    Kirby T: Your book is wonderful. If we had been able to bid, I would have been in a bidding war for the wonderful book and quilt (along with everything else). The book is very creative—well done. Sometimes it is difficult not to be in a hurry to return home after you’ve been away.

    Speaking of returning home I couldn’t wait to get home last night. Yet, there was a promblem. AJ didn’t recognize me with my haircut, at least not until I was about fifteen feet away from him. It was so good to see the dogs again, too and to meet Gomez and Rio, the unpug.

    Before I left for the lower forty-eight I told AJ if he really loved me he would do away with all the mosquitoes before I returned. Sure enough, there were no mosquitoes last night. Yet, tonight I questioned the strength of his love and devotion as I was swarmed from car to house.

    AJ’s cousin was the winner of Wolfie’s toffee—apparently, word has spread as to the wonder of said toffee. Who won W.L.’s jacket? — Snowhook’s first international individual sponsor won the famed jacket.

  137. Redbone Hound
    12:13 am on July 12th, 2011

    Kirby! That is the cutest little ole book this ole hound has ever laid eyes on. Wisht I’d been round for that auction. Your Ma sure sounds like one smart cookie to create that.
    (whispering- kinda hoping that Beauregard just might have been inspired by a certain big ole hound what’s been hanging around on this here blog)

  138. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:23 am on July 12th, 2011

    Rebecca: Thanks! Did you notice I named the dog in Alaska Lance? In did that in honor of you-know-who! I hope you like your haircut! Once, when Mom and Dad had just moved to a new duty station, Mom got her haircut and a perm. The result was sooooo bad that when Mom got home, my boy — who was about a year old at the time — took one look at her and hid behind the couch crying because he didn’t know who she was! Mom did a little crying herself. So Mom had the task of finding someone else to fix her hair. Then everytime Dad got orders, Mom had to find someone new. After they moved here, it took Mom several years to find someone she liked. And just before Christmas he stopped working. She hasn’t had it cut since. She keeps saying she has to be brave and go on the hunt again, but she just can’t bring herself to do it! (And two library patrons have actually told her they like it better longer, so maybe she just won’t ever cut it again!)

  139. Snowhook Bella
    12:31 am on July 12th, 2011

    Kirby T: As I kept getting closer and closer to AJ without any sort of recognition on his face I thought to myself, “Does he frequently have women running toward him with open arms?” Nope—he just didn’t recognize me with bangs and straight hair. Your story about your boy and mom reminds me of a Coach and my brohter. Before I was born, my father was coaching high school football. He told his players if they won he would shave his head. Sure enough. My brother, a toddler at the time watched as the players took turns cutting Coach’s hair. My brother didn’t understand that hair would grow back even when cut by a tight end or wide reciever.

  140. Snowhook Bella
    12:32 am on July 12th, 2011

    Kirby T: Yes, I did see Lance making an appearance in your book. Thank you.

  141. C. Harris
    12:34 am on July 12th, 2011

    Alaska + summer = mosquitoes. I am bitten up. However, word from KY is that the heat index is 115 degrees. Not sure what is worse: the mosquitoes or the heat. I’m off to KY on Friday so I will find out, I guess.

  142. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:44 am on July 12th, 2011

    Hey, CHarris! We’re supposed to have the same kind of heat index this week. All I can say is I’m mighty glad we have air conditioning — and even gladder that Mom and Dad let me stay inside! I don’t know how those outdoor dogs can stand it!!! As for mosquitos, they don’t bother me too much. But those pesky things really like Mom. Even when nobody else gets bit, Mom seems to collect a bunch of itchy bumps. She says it’s because she’s so sweet!

  143. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:59 am on July 12th, 2011

    Well, I can barely keep my eyes open, and I seem to be doing an awful lot of yawning. I think I’m going to join Scottie in going off to sleep!

    Good night, y’all!

  144. Snowhook Bella
    1:18 am on July 12th, 2011

    What happens when Basil and Sage aren’t looking:

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/07/06/137659663/todays-distract
    ion-great-corgi-escape?sc=nl&cc=es-20110710

  145. Liz
    2:21 am on July 12th, 2011

    Kirby, your book is adorable! I’m glad to see Scottie made it all the way over here!

    Mosquitoes are the worst. They always find me in a crowd.

  146. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:53 am on July 12th, 2011

    Good morning, y’all! As I was looking at this morning’s news, I came across this:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/12/health/12mosquito.html

    I’m thinking you still get the bites — you just get revenge!

  147. Rubye
    12:36 am on October 23rd, 2014

    Healing incenses are: sandalwood, mugwort, star anise, saffron and acacia.

    My husband has an alexandrite set in a ring, and it is
    a real conversation piece because it changes color depending on the intensity of the light that reaches it.
    inspiration, creativity and intuition within the mind.

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