Auction Action!

“Today’s the big day,” says Admin.

“I’m excited,” says Spence.

“But first you have to explain the what and how, as clearly as possible,” says Admin. “I’ll just go out on the porch and finish the coffee.”

“But – ” Spence rubs his forehead, that way he has when he’s hoping to get something started. “Hmmm. OK. Today the online auction begins. Is that clear enough, Chet?”

Not really, but I like watching that forehead thing.

“All proceeds benefit the Snowhook Kennel up in Alaska, to help them – meaning Rebecca and AJ – run their wonderful team, led by the doughty Whitey-Lance, in Iditarod 2012. They’re a wonderfully humane, dog-loving couple. All kinds of great items are up for bid. Bidding begins at 12 noon, EST. Good luck, everyone!”

“Tell them about the link, for God’s sake!” Admin yells from the porch.

“I was getting to that,” Spence yells back. “All you have to do is go to this link:”


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131 Responses to “Auction Action!”

  1. Melanie
    8:29 am on July 2nd, 2011

    You guys are so funny!

    HIP HIP HURRAH! The auction starts in three in a half hours!!

    (I’ve got to start counting my change)

    On the other paw.

  2. B.Stover
    8:31 am on July 2nd, 2011

    I’d like to see the forehead thing also. “Doughty Whitey-Lance”…I like that!

    Good morning all.

  3. B.Stover
    8:32 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Hey, Melanie! Happy birthday Mr. Staff.

  4. OleyHowlers
    8:45 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Bidding has already started.
    What does “doughty” mean?

  5. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:53 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Good morning, y’all! Mom is still not tip-top, but at least she turned the computer on for me! The auction site looks great, but I almost was afraid that my items didn’t make it, until I saw the “older posts” down at the bottom and clicked on that. There was my stuff, and all the Snowhook stuff, too! I’m trying to figure out how much I can get out of Mom and Dad. Maybe if I try that cute little head-cocked-ear-drooping pose that got me in the door in the first place….

  6. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:54 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Oh, and Happy Birthday to Mr. Staff. And I never did say Happy Birthday to Wolfie’s mom before Mom clicked off the computer and went back to bed. So Happy Birthday to anyone I missed!!!

  7. B.Stover
    9:00 am on July 2nd, 2011

    I just went to the auction site. It is absolutely wonderful! Excellent job Rebecca. This is exciting….and I never get excited.

    Howlers: Synonyms for “doughty” are brave, valiant, fearless, courageous, dauntless.

  8. dawson
    9:02 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Oh my Gosh! The auction is happening Right Now!

    Oh Yeah! Happy birthday Mr. Staff. (Good thing Melanie reminded me or I’d of forgotten again)

    I have to look up doughty. Up here we say doughty, doughty, dough. That means “Whatever”

    Oh Kirby! Thanks for that tip…I have missed some things too. Hope your mom feels better and better throughout the day, until she is tip-top.

    Oh yeah! Good morning everyone! Whooo Hooo.

    My bath runneth over.

  9. Snowhook Bella
    9:06 am on July 2nd, 2011

    It seems to me that Spence gets the chewed end of the dog bone when it comes to the morning coffee. Perhaps he should get his hands on the coffee donated to the auction by BearSpiritDog and not tell Admin.

    Happy birthday to Mr. Staff!

    Kirby T: Try as I might, I couldn’t get all the post to show up on one page. I tried all day yesterday and even tried it again first thing this morning. You can hang on the second page of items with Whitey-Lance. The head-tilt-ear-flop will get you far—Tenzing likes to include the blink, blink, stare, blink method followed by the paw over the nose until he gets his way.

  10. bluecat
    9:12 am on July 2nd, 2011

    The auction site is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Good luck to all and money flowing to Snowhook.

    Was doughty just sitting in Spence’s head, waiting to come out?

  11. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:22 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Rebecca: I think it’s great being on the second page with the Snowhook stuff — I figure everyone’s going to be flipping the page to see Whitey-Lance’s items, so maybe they’ll see mine along the way! I just discovered the “older posts” thing by accident. But then when I looked at the first page again I saw the thing about clicking on the “older posts” to get to the second page. There it was in red and everything. I hope other auction-goers are more observant than I am!!!

  12. dawson
    9:26 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Chet: You need to get Buddy-boy out of the seat of honor as your friend of the month and put BearSpiritDog in there.

    I did a few bids but now I have to go. What wonderful things up for auction.

  13. dawson
    9:26 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Chet: You need to get Buddy-boy out of the seat of honor as your friend of the month and put BearSpiritDog in there.

    I did a few bids but now I have to go. What wonderful things up for auction.

  14. Melanie
    9:48 am on July 2nd, 2011

    How do you say “doughty”?

    Sooooo, I didn’t read the auction site completely, not that that is a surprise . . .

    Going to check out the second page!

  15. Melanie
    9:51 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Okay!!! Just saw the second page!! Woo woo!
    Noon EST can not get here fast enough!

  16. Mollypop
    9:58 am on July 2nd, 2011

    This auction is going to be so exciting.

    Right now I have to go in town to see the Pet Parade. TYB will be marching in the parade.

  17. OleyHowlers
    10:00 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Thanks for explaining doughty, B.

    Happy Birthday to Mr. Staff.

    We already bid…Melanie, you sure its not til noon EST ? We thought it was midnight.

    Please someone bid on our thing…its anonymous but we think fairly obvious.

  18. Melanie
    10:06 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Spencer said noon EST on his Facebook page.
    I have put it on Zoë’s Facebook page also. We share.

    Have a great Parade TYB!

    In Marblehead, they have the 4th of July Horrible Parade. Children dress up in costumes, horrible or not. One year there was a big ado about something or another in the town and the kids dressed up as both sides of the argument. Wish I could remember what they did.

    Getting ready to go in the pool!


  19. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:28 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Wow, the auction is fantabulous!

    Great job, Melanie.

    Mom and I are going to win the ARC, so nobody needs to bid against us. We can’t until September 6.

    I’m just saying……

  20. Gus & BooBear
    10:32 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Staff!! Men who love cats are our favorites!!

    Going to the auction site now. Can’t wait!!

  21. B.Stover
    10:32 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Could we have some pictures of Tyb in the parade?

    Doughty is pronounced like “doubt” with a long “e” on the end. It’s from the Old English “dohtig” meaning “worthy.”

    Going to farmer’s market but will be back for the opening of the auction.

  22. BearSpiritDog
    10:33 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Another Fabulous Day!

    Just went to the Auction site. Rebecca, it is AWESOME. Good job!
    Waiting for news on that big bank loan we applied for last week. There are so many fabulous items to bid on! What to choose, what to choose! This will be so much fun!

    Dawson: And, I still don’t understand why OUR Buddy got booted off F/b a day early…

  23. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:43 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Oops, I meant to say “great job, Rebecca”.

    And many happy returns of the day to Mr Staff.

  24. Masquers
    11:03 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Happy Birthday Mr Staff! Enjoy that delicious cake Melanie baked for you!

    Bear: For a guy who doesn’t like the word “awesome”, you sure have been throwing it around a lot lately.

    Auction! I cannot believe my eyes! A virtual Treasure Trove of PRICELESS items await our opening bids. I am reminded by a few of you that bidding begins here on the West Coast at 9 am, so I had better jump off the blog and prepare my bids.

  25. Masquers
    11:05 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Great Kat! What have I done! Erase, erase!

  26. Siber-H
    11:16 am on July 2nd, 2011


    I don’t understand this, but there is a little side bar of news that will show up wherever I am on the internet if I move my mouse a certain way. TODAY, it says, “Let the Bidding begin…Snowhook Kennel…”
    This is a good thing, but I hope I am not the only one that has my internet server that is seeing this. I bet I am. rats

  27. Gus & BooBear
    11:27 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Mom placed our bids on several items (MANY items) and we saw that many of you have already bid. Nothing is showing up yet in the comment box of any of those items. Wonder if we bid too early, or if it is just overwhelming Rebecca right now?

    We want lots of items.

  28. Siber-H
    11:27 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Happy Birthday Mr. Staff! Melanie has baked another fabulous cake.

    Fellow Siberians, Mom said I could bid on your item.

    I don’t know what you guys have planned, but I suggest that every day the auction is going on that it be mentioned on Chet’s blog with the link to the auction items.

    Woo Woo I am off to look at the auction items.

  29. Barb & Maggie
    11:29 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Hi everyone. Great day. We got busy and sidetracked yesterday and never did get back to the blog. Have running now, but will be back to bid later. Happy Holiday! Happy Birthday, Mr. Staff, and great cake Melanie, as usual. You should open a bakery, or a barkery.

  30. Siber-H
    11:42 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Great Job Rebecca on the display of the auction items!

    The cover of The Dog Who Knew Too Much is Beautiful! We love it!
    I know it is suppose to be Chet and Bernie country on the cover, but it could also be a couple of miles from my house.

  31. Masquers
    11:52 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Eight more minutes to go!

  32. Melanie
    11:57 am on July 2nd, 2011

    A virtual barkery. I like that MagPie!

    Pool . . . The waterproof casing for the Flip video worked great. I’ll take more clips tomorrow and then MONDAY I will put up the NEWFS in the POOL video.

    In the pool Zoë wears a wet suit and I wear jeans and a sweatshirt. Newfs have large paws with claws. A neighbor went by and yelled, “Where’s the bikini?”

    I yelled back, “The dogs won’t wear them!”

    I can’t believe my mind came up with an answer that quick!

    6 minutes to go . . .

  33. Melanie
    11:57 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Hmmm. My computer clock is slow!

  34. Melanie
    11:58 am on July 2nd, 2011


  35. Masquers
    12:00 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    ready, Set, GO!

  36. Siber-H
    12:01 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    I’m really looking forward to seeing the final cover on The Dog Who Knew Too Much.

    Melanie, Mom wishes she could go in the pool with the Newfs.

  37. Melanie
    12:04 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Woo Woo, the ARC’s at $100!

  38. B.Stover
    12:18 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    I can’t bid because I keep getting the message that “windows can’t find” What am I doing wrong?

  39. OleyHowlers
    12:21 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    B, its just an email address. Is that what you are doing?

  40. B.Stover
    12:26 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Thanks Howlers. I did it….successfully!!

  41. B.Stover
    12:32 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    This is so much fun! I had to up one bid already.

  42. Siber-H
    12:38 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    I have one question. I bid on one item as a test,(but I am seriously bidding on it) and it isn’t showing up yet. Are the bids suppose to show up right away?

  43. Melanie
    12:41 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Siber-H, have no idea what the traffic is for the auctioneer. Also, whoever it is probably will have to break at times . . .

    I don’t think it’s automatic. Riö??

  44. Siber-H
    12:42 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Yippie!!! I got an email from Wookie saying my bid was accepted.
    This is so much fun. I have never done it before. I hope mom stays really busy and out of this room.

  45. OleyHowlers
    12:49 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Siber, did your bid get updated on the webpage yet?

    We aren’t sure how will know if we get outbid after our bid was accepted. Lots of items to keep checking on.

  46. staff
    12:50 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    So cool.
    I wonder if I could make purses/bags out of the trail bags. What are they made out of? Does anyone know. Are they that really strong tyvek kind of fabric? Waterproof?
    tempted again!

  47. Siber-H
    12:53 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Nope, it isn’t up there, yet. It is your item.

    I am wondering the same thing about how we will know about what the latest bid is. If this isn’t autmoatic, and I don’t see how it can be, this will be a lot of work for someone.

  48. Mr Staff
    12:55 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Thanks for the birthday cake and the birthday wishes.

  49. Siber-H
    12:59 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Fellow Siberians, It is up there NOW!! WOO WOO

  50. Alice M. Johnson
    12:59 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    I have another question about the drop bags. Are they empty? I don’t need any dog stuff….

  51. Alice M. Johnson
    1:00 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    This is fun, isn’t it!

  52. B.Stover
    1:07 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Beautiful photography Tyb.

  53. B.Stover
    1:08 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    I’m current high bidder for the ARC!!! Wonder how long that will last……

  54. Alice M. Johnson
    1:25 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    The arc is going up by 50.00 a time! Yikes!

  55. Snowhook Bella
    1:45 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Staff: The drop bags are light weight bags that are strong enought to carry mushing gean (that much I know). They are not waterproof—think of a very lightweight tarp material. They are empty so the Kats wouldn’t have to deal with pesky dog items. 🙂

    Wookie and Rio need to be thanked for monitoring and updating the bids. There will be a bit of a delay between the time a bid is made to the time the current bid is posted on the auction page.

    This is so exciting! I worked on the auction page until the wee hours this morning and thought I would crash and miss the start of the auction. Nothing doing. I couldn’t sleep because I was so excited about the auction.

  56. Siber-H
    1:52 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Rebecca, It is so cute the way you displayed some of your items on the doggie paw print material.

    Thank you Wookie and Rio from the bottom of my Husky heart for all the work you have done on this.

    I am having so much fun and bidding away.

  57. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    1:56 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    I never knew that an auction could be so exciting!

    My home email inbox is full but it won’t let me delete anything. I need to call tech support. Don’t worry if you get a weird response.

    I need to bid some more. BBL.

  58. bluecat
    1:56 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Hey, Rio. I thanked Wookie and now I thank you. You guys are the very best. Beautiful auction items, very creative and filled with heart. Onward Snowhook!!!

  59. B.Stover
    1:57 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    T&G: For your recipe A Little Bit of Heaven (I think it’s your recipe), do you want me to put the names or just say “For all those who have crossed over the Rainbow Bridge”?

  60. BearSpiritDog
    2:17 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    A little tricky there at the beginning, but now I think I’ve got it! WooHoo!

    At this rate the ARC will be going for top dollar! Oh, that I had the funds. (sigh) Someone is going to be a very lucky dog (or Kat)

  61. Masquers
    2:25 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    A Big Thank You to the Auctioneers, Rio & Wookie and to Rebecca (I can’t believe how beautiful everything looks!)

    I want to bid on EVERYTHING!

  62. B.Stover
    2:36 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    T&G: I think this is your recipe–it calls for pumpkin or squash, bananas, applesauce…….What is it called?

  63. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    3:43 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Hi everybody. Checking in from Auction Central East Coast (Auction Central West Coast being in Colorado). Didn’t Rebecca just do an absolutely terrific job in creating the auction site, ably assisted by Rio and his friend. It was a hectic couple of hours as the initial flurry of bids came in. My mom and dad have been pretty busy keeping up, but I think they have it under control now, thanks to Rio’s and my able direction. They asked me to mention a few points so far.

    1. Two of the items (the Stormy Sledders photo and the Dream, Passion Journey Beeded Origami Ornament) are both numbered Number 28, so if you bid on either of those items, please specify the item as well as the number. So far no bids have been submitted on either item, so no problem up to this point.

    2. Unfortunately, a few bids wound up in the spam file on the Newbid mail box. We now know to check that regularly as well, and will do our best to retrieve and honor those bids in terms of when they came in. Apologies for any problems this has caused, but we think we have it under control now.

    3. There are a total of 38 items up for auction, and 32 of them have already received at least one bid. The bidding on the ARC is the most intense, and it is already up to — are you ready for this — ta! da! — $225. Wow — way to go Spence!

    4. The total amount bid so far is $1108. Isn’t that terrific, and we still are only about 4 hours into it. I hope all you dogs and kats out there have grabbed hold of mom and dad’s checkbook and credit cards. The word for the day is spend, spend, spend.


  64. OleyHowlers
    3:43 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    We want to echo great thanks to Rio, Wookie, & Rebecca for the great job you are doing on the auction. Even tho you are allowing people to place bids over mine…drat.

    And a very big THANKS to Spence for auctioning the ARC …its at $225 !!!!! AWOOO !!!

  65. Buddy and T.C.
    3:46 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    This auction is sooo much fun we are way behind on all of our chores.
    But what we want need to know is … why is Buddy-Boy still at the top of the blog when The Real Buddy got the boot from Facebook on June 30th ?

  66. B.Stover
    3:52 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Wookie and Rio are doing a great job on the auction.

    T&G: On the meringue shells recipe, do you want bake at 300 for 50 minutes or bake at 300 for 30 minutes? (I’ve only ever baked them for 30 minutes.)

  67. B.Stover
    3:58 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    I hope that we have a picture of T&G’s “Siber’s Dream of Alaska.” Here’s the last sentence: “This is especially pretty in candlelight where the sugar will sparkle like snow in the starlight.” Wonderful!

  68. B.Stover
    4:08 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Bear: For the Island Coffee, can we get it whole beans rather than ground?

  69. Siber-H
    4:08 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Stover? What? Where? What are you talking about? I want to see it.

    Thank you Wookie for the update on the samount. WOO WOO
    We have only just begun!

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:17 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    ZOWIE!…. The Auction is going great!….Wooooo!Woooo!Wookie!…snort!… There is no way it would have worked so well without Wookie and Debbie!….wuffle!…Thanks to them from the bottom of my pug heart!

  71. Melanie
    4:27 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    THIS IS FANTASTIC! Thanks to Rebecca (it’s beautiful AND it’s working) and to Wöökie and Riö for doing all those bids!!

    Now I want to know if I can grab (not of TYB’s or my photographs, don’t want anyone taking it off Facebook) some of the shots of things in the auction to tempt my Facebook friends. May I?


  72. Gus & BooBear
    4:39 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    KirbyT, you wrote a book that involves some of the plunderers and didn’t let us in on the secret??? Now we have to decide whether to bid on it just to read the book (no babies in this house…2 legged ones, that is).

    Auction is so much fun. We want to bid on everything. Bid early on the ARC, but quickly outbid. Mom says its out of our budget now. Rats.

  73. Gus & BooBear
    4:40 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Oops. Meant to throw out a big thank you to Rio and Wookie for all the help they are giving Rebecca. You two are top dogs in our cat minds.

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:57 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Bidding!….My friend just bid on the Quilt Staff made and I bid on Clarkson’s photo..heh!heh!…I hope Dawson is too busy at work to bid anymore…snort!

  75. B.Stover
    5:02 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    SH: It is the recipe that T&G made for you during one of her get-togethers. I can put the entire recipe on here if you want me to but it’s a bit long.

  76. Snowhook Bella
    5:04 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Rio and Wookie: Check your SDD. Sorry for the any confusion on my numbering error.

    Coach is glued to the auction on his cellphone. I was teasing him about watching the updates on such a small screen, but then realized I will be doing the same thing. Off to get my hair cut.

  77. Snowhook Bella
    5:06 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Oh, before I forget: I’m glad everyone is pleased with the auction site, but Melanie shouldn’t be overlooked for her role in the the auction. The photos look great because of her talents.

  78. Siber-H
    5:13 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Thank you Stover, You don’t need to put the the recipe on the blog. I’m looking forward to seeing it in the cookbook. Thank you for all your hard work on the cookbook. I think you are putting a lot of time into it. We appreciate it.
    I think it says on the bottom of the description of Bear’s auction item that you can get it in whole beans.

  79. Siber-H
    5:16 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Thank you Melanie from the bottom of my Husky Heart because the photos are perfect.
    Mom says that if you brought the pool and the Newfs here, you wouldn’t need a wet suit.

  80. BearSpiritDog
    5:37 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    B: Yes, the Island Coffee Double Delicious Gift Package is available in whole beans. Hopefully, the grinds and flavors are listed. I’ll go check…

  81. B.Stover
    5:45 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Melanie: The auction photos are superb!

  82. B.Stover
    5:50 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Bear: “Whole Bean” is there but I didn’t notice. Sorry.

  83. Melanie
    5:54 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    I did not do all the pictures. TYB did his own. (amazing what his paws can do)
    And others did too. I will take a bow for those I did!

    Siber-H, The wet suit is for protection from large paws and claws not because of cold. (Though it does help)

    Bella, have a great hair cut! Back to the auction site!!

  84. Melanie
    6:24 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Is everyone busy bidding? Been a half an hour and no comments!

    So far, I’m being out bid! Shucks.

  85. Barb & Maggie
    6:25 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    We are back. Haven’t bid on anything yet, but did look at everything. Wow! There are so many great things to bid on, it will be hard to choose. Some very lovely things, and we are glad someone helped Wolfie put the info together for the toffee package. Love so many of the things it is hard to know where to start!

    All the folks involved in creating the auction website are to be commended!

  86. OleyHowlers
    6:45 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    We’ve been bidding … had to write down all the items to try to keep track. Even our pop is bidding.

  87. C. Harris
    6:55 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    I’ve been gone a long while but glad I got back in time for the auction. I bid on several items and hope to end up with *something*. Thanks to everyone for all your parts in it.

    As you might remember, my dad had a stroke 3 months ago. He has recovered as much as he is able and he is mobile and recognizes family but he has days he is really confused. I left for KY right after school got out and he is now in a secure nursing facility (he kept leaving the first one as he wanted to sit outside and it wasn’t allowed). He is now in a lovely place with a secure outside courtyard and porch but since it specializes in Alzheimer patients, it is grim to visit. He looks quite elderly now which breaks my heart and I will be going back in two weeks to visit again. My work starts August 4th so I’m trying to accomplish my summer “to do” list before I leave–all those projects that need good weather.

    I have no time to catch up on all that I missed but it is sweet to see who is here today. Take care!

  88. BearSpiritDog
    7:17 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    OlHowlers: Same here – trying to keep track of everything!

    Melanie: We have been mostly outbid, but are still top dog on a couple of coveted items.

  89. Melanie
    7:32 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    C. HARRIS! It is GOOD to hear from you. I am sorry for your troubles, and it sounds that you are doing the best possible for your Dad.

  90. Siber-H
    7:40 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    CHarris, We have missed you and it is very good to hear from you. I’m sorry about your dad. Mom said she knows how hard it is on you. Take good care of yourself.

  91. Barb & Maggie
    7:43 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    C Harris, Glad to hear from you – an Jasper too! Miss youse guys. Hope you have a nice visit with your dad and that he continues to improve.

    I am impressed with how much money the auction has earned in only a few hours.

  92. dawson
    7:45 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    I am on supper break and just want to tell all you Plunderer’s that worked on the auction, “Fantastic job!”
    I want to bid on every single thing. It’s a good thing I am at work this weekend. However, I will make up for it come Monday morning. I may sneak a couple bids in tonight.

    C Harris! So glad you are here. So sorry to hear of your Dad’s condition. I’m glad at least that he is in a place where he can enjoy the outdoors. I’m glad you have been able to spend some time with him. Please give yourself some extra care and loving.

  93. Melanie
    7:57 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    I love the second bid on YSAS’s picture. Snort!

    I’m headed to bed. We are thinking we will get a more powerful pump and filter for the pool. We have kamikaze bugs that it just doesn’t suck up. Not counting the dog hair!

    Can’t wait to see where things stand tomorrow!!


  94. Masquers
    8:03 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    C.Harris: We can understand what you are going through. Mom’s brother-in-law just had a stoke in May. The recovery process seems very slow for the patient and meanwhile takes its toll on the family. You must take good care of yourself too.

  95. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:14 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    G&BB: I didn’t put any actual Plunderers in the book — I didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by being left out. It was more the locations that “Scottie” travels to — the closest I came to naming names was Alaska, where he meets “Lance.” I figured that was acceptable because we’re doing this for Whitey-Lance and his buddies. Scottie also travels to Australia, Canada, the desert, the South and home. I didn’t say where “home” is, so that can be every place else!

    Jasper: It was good to hear from your mom. I sure hope everything goes well with your move. Just think, when she doesn’t have that long commute, she’ll have more time to spend with you. Plus, less money for gas means more money to spend on treats! As for your 90 degrees, down in South Carolina we just set a record for having the whole month of June — every single sweaty day — at 90 degrees or above!

    CHarris: Sounds like you’ve been having a rough time. You and your father are in our thoughts and prayers.

  96. Basil and Sage
    8:16 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    CHarris – its good to hear from you. We tried to tempt you back a while ago by threatening to sing for an event. We knew that if you were lurking, you would HAVE to jump in and tell us NO!

    We are sorry that you have had such sorrow. We will keep you and your father in our thoughts. Welcome back, and remember, the Plunderers are a team of great shoulders to lean on in times of trouble.

    Blessings to you.

  97. Masquers
    8:25 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Sadly, the ARC is way out of my league now & is in the Realm of the Fat Kats, not guys like moi with skinny wallets. No matter. It’s all for Snowhook, so it’s all good.

  98. Tupper and Gilly
    8:27 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Bee – Recipe answers –
    The recipe with the pumpkin/squash/bananas etc. This is a recipe for dog biscuits and it is called “Cookies for Wookie – Special Treats for the Nation Within”. Maybe it should be made more plain that these are dog biscuits. My family always comes hanging around when these are in the oven, since they smell like rich, sweet human style cookies.

    For the”Little Bit of Heaven” – please say it is for “Peabody” (the first beloved Corgi of this house) “and All the Others Who Have Crossed the Rainbow Bridge”.

    I have baked the meringue shells for 50 minutes, but I did have a really terrible and slow oven at the time. Maybe a note should be made to “bake for 40 to 50 minutes, until firm and dry but not browned” What do you think?

    Now we have to go check out the auction!

  99. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:30 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Rio. Looking good. When you have a chance, check your auction bid SDD. Wookie

  100. BearSpiritDog
    8:30 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    CHarris: You are always in our thoughts and prayers.

  101. B.Stover
    8:48 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    T&G: I’ve written it all down. I’ll put “dog biscuits” in parentheses. Do you want one of the recipes to be by Basil and Sage so that they will be listed with the contributors?

    Nice to hear from you C.Harris. Take care.

  102. Basil and Sage
    9:09 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Bee – those silly dawgs would NEVER give us credit, but we would like to be listed as the contributors of Support Staff Salad – We like Staff – cuz Staff likes Kats!
    Thank you for asking. Nobody ELSE here cares about the feelings of us poor, pitiful little kitties.

  103. Snowhook Bella
    9:13 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    CHarris: I’ve been thinking about you and your father quite a bit lately. I echo the notions to tend to yourself as well as your father. Please let us know what is needed.

  104. B.Stover
    9:24 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Okay Basil and Sage.

    The sky is really strange here. I’ve never seen it like this. It was yellow and now it’s becoming pink/orange. Thunder in the distance. Hopefully it will cool things down.

    Good night all.

  105. BearSpiritDog
    9:39 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Good night, B, we’re right behind you.
    See everyone in the morning – Bear

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:50 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Herbs!…Truer words from a Kat mouth have never been written…heh!heh!snort!

  107. Macy the Min-pin
    9:52 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    I have been busy, so please NOBODY yark at me. How do we know what the current bid is?

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:53 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Wookie!… I responded to your Secret Message, but you “moved” it without reading it…hmmmphf!…What’s up with that?…grunt! …BTW, damned good work today son!..snort!…You are top notch in my book of books Special Agent…wuffle!sneeze!

  109. Siber-H
    9:56 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Macy, The current bid will be in the comments section of each auction item that is displayed on Snowhook’s blog.

  110. Macy the Min-pin
    10:02 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    I must be blind, because I don’t even see a comment section.

  111. Macy the Min-pin
    10:05 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    OOOPs, I see it now

  112. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:11 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    CHarris, thank you for checking in. We are here for you.

  113. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:17 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    I was a little confused at first Macy. It just takes a minute or so to get the hang of it.

    What a great day! and special thanks to everyone who worked so diligently. We are amazing.

  114. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    10:22 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Rio. I did get your message and sent a message back again. Not sure about moving stuff though, may have been a mistake. Maury

  115. Tupper and Gilly
    10:28 pm on July 2nd, 2011


  116. Tupper and Gilly
    10:29 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    waaaaaaaaa!! Our post keeps disappearing!
    We are just trying to say thank you and good job to Rebecca, Rio and Wookie.

  117. Siber-H
    10:35 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    T&G, That has happened to me, also, and to Dawson and Bear.

  118. Siber-H
    10:43 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    It rained a bit tonight…smells so good and is making us sleepy. Maybe this is a beginning.
    I think the Rockies can win tonight in spite of their pitching.
    I am happy that the auction is going so well.
    Again, Thank You to Wookie, Rio, Rebecca, and Melanie.
    Night All

  119. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Wookie!… My fault. I thought your return message was my initial message….grunt!… My Pug eyes are tired because of being up so late last night ….yawn!sneeze!cough!… She says we are not going to be yet! The Rockies are still playing(they are winning!) and she is on her first day of Vacation!…Woooooo!…yarwn!sneeze!cough!

    Bidding!…I love when you guys bid against yourself!…snort!heh!heh!…That is totally awesome. Please continue to do so because Snowhook really needs the dough…snorkel!heh!

  120. Snowhook Bella
    11:06 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Rio: I am with you—I can’t keep my eyes open tonight.

  121. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    11:11 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Good night everyone. Looks like bidding for the night has come to an end. Every item in the auction now has at least one bid submitted for it and total bids for the day come to $1378.50. Woo! Woo! Wookie, over and out

  122. Barb & Maggie
    11:14 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    What Siber said.

    Hope that rain keeps a comin. Good night all.

  123. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:32 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Goodnight, y’all! Mom’s finally feeling better, but between church and an afternoon outing she may not be on the blog much tomorrow. Dad wants to go to a movie — “Bad Teacher” starring Carmen Miranda. (Don’t worry, I know it’s not really her, but that’s Dad’s idea of a [bad] joke!) Since both Dad and my girl are (or will be) in the teaching profession, they wanted to see it.

    Have a good night, everyone, and we’ll see y’all tomorrow. Don’t let the bedbugs bite! (Are there any left, Rio? I haven’t heard about them in awhile!)

  124. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:42 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    YAWN!…sniff!…What a Day! What a Week!…snort!…I wonder if next week will be as much fun. All I know is my friend is off for a long time so I don’t have to be alone with her mother…snort!…Although, I can already tell this is going to cut into my extra curricular food activity…huffle!

  125. Alice M. Johnson
    11:54 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Goodnight everyone.
    A really good day.
    Wookie (and Debbie and Maury) You guys ROCK! You have been busy little beavers today.
    Errrr, maybe not beavers. Busy little bloggers…heh heh heh.

    Rio, Melanie and Bella, wonderful job guys. We kats are so impressed with y’all.

    See you on the flip side 😀

  126. Staff
    11:56 pm on July 2nd, 2011

    Oh, yeah,
    Thanks Herbs. I like you too! Appreciate the salad!

  127. dawson
    12:44 am on July 3rd, 2011

    Oh Hey!
    I think I just bid against myself on Item number 17. I guess I better go get some sleep. But…this is so much fun. Whooo Hooo.

  128. OleyHowlers
    1:08 am on July 3rd, 2011

    We’re just checking in before we go to bed. Sounds like a good day for all the auction-attenders.

    C.Harris, we wish the best for you and your Dad.

    Mom & Pop had a little soiree…first one of the summer. Lots of good food and good conversation. We are pooped.

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    6:27 pm on December 4th, 2011

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