“What did the vet say?” says Admin.

“Audrey’s ACL repair was successful,” says Spence. “She’s cleared for normal activity.”

“Where is she now?”

“Out on the glider.”

Welcome Boone and Buddy.


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145 Responses to “Audrey”

  1. OleyHowlers
    8:37 am on August 24th, 2011

    Welcome to Boone and Brandy!

    And congratulations to Audrey and PA/SQ on the successful repair of her ACL.

    Good morning to all! (are we first?)

  2. OleyHowlers
    8:39 am on August 24th, 2011
  3. Mollypop
    8:48 am on August 24th, 2011

    Howlers – You got quite a shaking. When our building was swaying, Mom said her stomach did a flip!

  4. OleyHowlers
    9:10 am on August 24th, 2011

    Molly, that isn’t our pic…just one that has been circulating on Facebookie. I think it was sent from California as a mock on us Eastcoasters. But Mom said she got real dizzy during the quake too. She was on the 3rd floor of a building, and the roof is just above. Things must have been rolling around on the roof, because she said it was very noisy too.

  5. Melanie
    9:25 am on August 24th, 2011

    Ahh, Lucky Audrey! Her normal activity is on the porch glider. The Pack is jealous.

    Morning all! My guys found out that the other side of the family is fine. Shook up but fine. For some reason none of them want to move to California.

  6. dawson
    9:33 am on August 24th, 2011

    Yippee for Audrey!

    Boone and Brandy are soooo good looking!

    Oley Howlers: I got a laugh out of your picture…although it took me awhile to “get” it.

    Melanie: I’ve finished the first part of White Wings. Now I see the 2nd part is written from a different character’s view. Cool. Hopefully I will get a chance to start that after work today. I love this book!

  7. Melanie
    9:42 am on August 24th, 2011

    Somehow I missed the picture of Austin (FOC) who is looking (can it be) a fuzzbutt?

    Dawson, glad you’re enjoying Dan’s book. Love that book.

  8. Buddy
    9:42 am on August 24th, 2011

    Did anyone notice that Admin loves loves loves me so much that he mistakenly names everyone else “Buddy” ? heh!

    Dawson, my mom wanted that book so bad, but you kept outbidding, as was everyone else on everything else. So she had to eliminate some things in her quest. She is most interested in hearing about White Wings, since she loves books about sailing, ever since her first trip to St. Michaels where she picked up a book whose name she cannot recall. It was all about this husband and wife’s sailing adventures from Long Island, since the 60s.

  9. Barb & Maggie
    9:48 am on August 24th, 2011

    Good morning all. We are taking off for a visit with friends in Wisconsin. Have a good day and be safe everyone.

  10. B.Stover
    9:50 am on August 24th, 2011

    I’m very glad to hear about Audrey. She looks extremely comfortable and her ownership of the glider cannot be questioned!

    Good morning all.

  11. Melanie
    9:53 am on August 24th, 2011

    Good Morning B.Stover. Have a good trip Barb & MagPie.

    Buddy, I had not realized that you had gotten under Admin’s skin so much!

  12. Mollypop
    10:00 am on August 24th, 2011

    Howlers – Now I get it! That picture is really funny.

  13. B.Stover
    10:03 am on August 24th, 2011

    Hi Melanie. Yes, have a good trip Barb.

    We have a tornado watch, thunderstorms and hail forecast with record breaking highs (92), but it’s sunny right now and 70.

  14. Masquers
    10:10 am on August 24th, 2011

    When I first read about Audrey this morning I misread it as “hang guilder”. Then, like Dawson, saw the Howler’s 8/23/11 picture and didn’t get it…until…wait a minute – 8/23/11 was yesterday. What happened? oh yes, earthquake…..

    So…’s going to be one of “Those” days, is it?

  15. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:10 am on August 24th, 2011

    Audrey, you are gorgeous. And so are Boone and Brandy!

    (Whispering) Spence, you may want to correct Brandy’s name. Buddy the Kat is getting a big head over this!

  16. Tupper and Gilly
    10:25 am on August 24th, 2011

    Good morning all –
    Love the “Earthquake Damage” photo. Geez-louise, the way some people are carrying on here, you would think they just survived the apocolypse.

    Dawson – it is a lovely book, isn’t it? Mama read it years ago when she first knew Malanie and the Pack. Ask Melanie about the personal side of the magic in that book.

    Its the Wonderful Wednesday off for BOTH Mama and Dad, so they are off on incredible adventures like Recycling and Errands and Bank and Leather Shopping and Grocery Shopping.
    Meanwhile, Gilly and I are stuck home with nothing to do but lounge around with our bones and chewies.
    Doesn’t it just make your heart ache for us poor doggies?

  17. Melanie
    10:26 am on August 24th, 2011

    Masquers: Yesterday was one of “those” days for me.
    Hi Wölfie!

    Love it B.Stover, sunny and a tornado watch.

    Our channel 22 is in 7th heaven! First there was the funnel cloud, then there was the earthquake (though that really isn’t weather) and now Irene!

    That channel always sounds like the “end of the world as we know it” is coming because of weather. Uh huh . . .

    I also loved the time last year they got very upset because we had 6 inches of snow. Let’s see. It’s winter, in the western part of MA and it snowed. wow . . .

    B.STOVER: I’m going to get me a scooter and come out and sing with you!

  18. Melanie
    10:28 am on August 24th, 2011

    T & G, that silly iPaw! Malanie. That’s sort of like a Malamar, right?

  19. B.Stover
    10:31 am on August 24th, 2011

    Okay Melanie. I’ll get my scooter. Should we come up with an ensemble of songs? And shall we sell tickets?

  20. Melanie
    10:32 am on August 24th, 2011

    Okay MollyPop, I’ve been doing some reading and seems that Mac OS X Lion does not have Java. That is something I need to support my photoshop.

    ahh, what is it?

  21. OleyHowlers
    10:35 am on August 24th, 2011

    Java is the language used for most everything nowadays. To run almost anything on the web, you need runtime java. You just do not need developers java.

  22. Tupper and Gilly
    10:40 am on August 24th, 2011

    oops – Melanie – first the ipaw wanted to change the word to “Male” and she made it stop and thought she corrected, but …

    We have Java – it is from Sun Microsystems and it runs things like pictures and graphics and it is FOREVER updating.

  23. BearSpiritDog
    10:42 am on August 24th, 2011

    Nana is relieved. She talked to No.2 Son in D.C. last night and all is well. We knew there wasn’t a lot of damage and no one was reported hurt, but the White House and Pentagon were evacuated. He said there was a news report that said the Washington Monument was slightly tilted (think Leaning Tower of Pisa) By a miniscule amount, no doubt.
    Melanie: You are right. Some of these news stations love to dramatize everything way out of proportion. You are living right in the area being described and can’t believe what you are hearing.

  24. Masquers
    10:46 am on August 24th, 2011

    Java. Isn’t that cafe – as in cup of joe? tee hee

  25. OleyHowlers
    10:49 am on August 24th, 2011

    BSD: so glad you heard from No. 2 Son. There was some damage to the spires on the National Cathedral in D.C. as well as to one of the Smithsonian museums built in 1857

  26. Melanie
    10:50 am on August 24th, 2011

    B.Stover: Let’s sell tickets!

    Masquers: shaking head here (but laughing too)

    Okay, MollyPop: will look for the appropriate cup of Joe.

  27. Mollypop
    10:52 am on August 24th, 2011

    Melanie – Go to to install java.

  28. Masquers
    10:54 am on August 24th, 2011

    Hmm. Didn’t realize Java supported so many applications. Guess we’d best update when prompted.

  29. Tupper and Gilly
    10:54 am on August 24th, 2011

    Thank Dog for MollyPop – they do say that Poodles are among the smartest of Dogs (maybe even right up there with Corgies – tee hee)

  30. B.Stover
    11:04 am on August 24th, 2011

    Today’s Google doodle celebrates the 112th birthday of Borges. Here’s a link to the article.

  31. B.Stover
    11:09 am on August 24th, 2011

    Java: “and it is FOREVER updating!” Love it! So true.

  32. Tupper and Gilly
    11:15 am on August 24th, 2011

    BSD- the news late last night (the same channel that Melanie watches that is always predicting the end of the world weather)there was film of a helicopter circling the Washington Monument with the voice over saying that they “DID find CRACKS in the tower – ENGINEERS are ON SITE, INVESTIGATING the POSSIBLE DANGER”
    And yes, the reporters do speak in capital letters -ALL THE TIME!

  33. OleyHowlers
    11:17 am on August 24th, 2011

    T&G: giggling here! or should we say GIGGLING here

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:19 am on August 24th, 2011

    Audrey!….Somehow I don’t think that’s how Audrey hurt her ACL in the first place…heh!snort!….Unless he meant her other glider – the Hang Glider….chorkel!

  35. Melanie
    12:13 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Thanks MollyPop, will do after the lunch and doing the pool.

  36. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    12:14 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Dawson — my dad read White Wings a while back (and he actually wrote the description that appeared for it on the auction page). He thinks it is one of the best novels he has ever read and is a real true fan of Dan the Man. (Second Chance was really excellent too, although he was really just blown away by White Wings, even though he is really not a sailer type either). Wookie

  37. Snowhook Bella
    12:15 pm on August 24th, 2011

    I agree with B. Stover—there is no question that the glider is all Audrey’s.

    Good morning from the Kennel.

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:19 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Vacation!…. Heh!snort!….My friend is fit to be tied. Now they have moved on from the “which hotels should we stay at” stage to the “what do we need to take” stage of the vacation-from-hell planning ….snort!…. Every time my friend sits down to read her book, her mother comes and sits down across from her and starts listing off crap that she thinks my friend and I should pack for the trip….grunt! … “You better take your allergy medication. She’s got all those Kats you know.”….gurgle!….I didn’t know her sister had Kats – let the fighting begin! …woooo! wheee!…. My friend is deathly allergic to Kats. This is not going to be fun at all for her. I am going to have a blast chasing those guys around the house stirring up even more fur and dust….snorkle! heh!

    Delusion!… Then there is the driving aspect of the trip to consider….grunt!….Her mother will allow my friends older brother to drive her car, until it changes from straight, and I mean straight highway driving through Nebraska, to the slightly confusing interchange connections in Omaha. She thinks she should navigate this part of the journey because she did it before, oh about 12 years ago….cough!….Her mother doesn’t think her brother can deal with this on his own….heh!… Now, I don’t know about her brothers driving, but I do know about her mother’s driving. It is atrocious! And downright scary….wheeze!….If we get on the freeway with her driving we will all die a horrible death squished in-between those huge trucks! Mark my words. …grunt!

  39. BearSpiritDog
    12:27 pm on August 24th, 2011

    The Smartest Dogs in the Room!

  40. Melanie
    12:28 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Riö, I once took YSAS, his girlfriend and two of his cousins on the “Road Trip from Hell”. Sounds like you are going to have more of the same!

    YSAS said that after the earthquake he had to go down into the SUB basement of his building. It was built as a Chinese clothing factory in the 1800’s. As he’s going down the second set of stairs he thought, “Oh, my God, I’m THAT guy in all of the disaster movies!”

    Luckily, he came back out. (after painting some pipes red for some weird building code).

  41. Alice M. Johnson
    12:34 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Mr. Staff just sent this to Staff. He says it reminded him of her. He must mean the lovely thin bride. I am sure that is it. It couldn’t be anything else.

    Ok Let’s all laugh today

    Hhahahahahahahahahahahahah ha ha ha ha
    Mmm feels good.

  42. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:34 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Clarkson!….BE CAREFUL!…snort!…You have to be healthy and have all your hands and feet to accept that Acadamy Award one day…snorkel!

  43. Masquers
    12:38 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Rio! Heh, heh as I said before: a National Lampoon type Family Vacation! At least it’ll be fun for the rest of us reading your daily report from the road. You, maybe not so much. chorkle.

  44. Siber-H
    12:39 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Thanks for the cute photo of Audrey, Spence, and glad that she has been given the go ahead for normal activity.
    Now that it is all behind Audrey, I’ll tell the rest of the story about the Border Collie. A few week after his ACL surgery, the vet had to go back and in and put a pin in his knee because it kept displacing. Everything was fine after that second surgery. Mom wasn’t worried that this would happen to Audrey because the Border Collie was one of a kind when it came to some medical issues.

  45. Masquers
    12:45 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Ha,ha, Alice, thanks for the laugh! That wedding video was hilarious!

  46. Siber-H
    12:51 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Rio, Are you going to be able to keep in touch with us during the trip? It would be fun to get reports from the road.

  47. Melanie
    12:58 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Alice, I sent that on to OTAS and F. I think they’ll love that! I did!

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:03 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Reports!….I’m not sure the computer is on the list of Crap We Have To Take With Us ….grunt!….I do know my friend specifically asked for hotels with free WiFi in them….sniff!….So if I can’t post from the road, I might be able to post from the hotel room, if I can figure out how to connect to the wifi and if she takes the computer with us….wuffle!

  49. BearSpiritDog
    1:11 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Melanie: Ah, yes. The Infamous Road Trips. Nana took a trip many years ago with the family and a best friend. She says you never really know another person until you’ve been jammed into a car like a sardine for hours and hours. All the little “quirks” quickly come to the fore.
    But, don’t let us worry you, Rio. It will be a trip you will remember always. chuckle!

  50. OleyHowlers
    1:14 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Alice, loved that video!!!! That bride’s laugh is wonderful! Staff should feel complimented that Mr. Staff was reminded of her.

    Rio, we are pitying those traveling with you on the roadtrip from hell.

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:19 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Itinerary!…..So, as far as I can figure out from the heated conversations I’ve listened in on…heh!… We will stay over in a town called Council Bluffs on Thursday. There are riverboat casinos that everyone wants to go gambling on…snort!….I can’t wait to go gambling!!…woooo!….I’ve got my little gambling hat all packed in my little knapsack already!…gruff!…. Then the next day we head out to a town called Brooklyn. This is where my friends sister lives on 3 or 4 acres of useless land and a falling down house ….grunt!…We have to hang around here till 3:00 before we can check into the next hotel….sniff!…So Friday is Visiting-Day, Saturday is another Gambling-Day at some reservation somewhere, and Sunday is Fishing-Day and Monday is Leaving-Day. This is the day my friend is looking forward to… chorkel! …My friend says “Visiting Day” will be a joke because her sister doesn’t “visit”….sniff! ….Every time her sister comes out here to “visit” her mother, the sister hides in a corner with a book and never says anything….wheeze! …Although, she must say enough to her mother at some point to leave with her pockets full of cash….grumble!

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:21 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Moderation!….I just put up our Trip-From-Hell Itinerary and it is being moderated….snort!…Even the blog thinks this vacation is a bad idea…heh! …Check back later, it was posted at 1:19 blog time…wuffle!

  53. Snowhook Bella
    1:33 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Rio: Aren’t there any brightsides of your upcoming vacation?

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:34 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Bright-side!….Yeah, there is one, I spelled it out in the Itinerary that is being moderated….heh!

  55. Snowhook Bella
    1:59 pm on August 24th, 2011

    I wonder if the singing and scooting Plunderers will ever go on tour?

    Before I forget, BearSpiritDog and Masquers have been busy packing shipping patches. Orders were shipped out yesterday!

  56. Mollypop
    2:04 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Rio – It will be easy to connect to the free wifi. There’s an icon in the system tray with computer screens and a globe. That’s your Internet connection. Click on it and then on the wifi from the hotel.

  57. BearSpiritDog
    2:07 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Heh! Masquers really didn’t have much to do with the shipping other than compiling a shipping list and trying to tell me what to do. Moi did all the hard work!

  58. Masquers
    2:11 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Rio! Unfortunately those moderations seem to go off into siberspace never to be seen again.

  59. BearSpiritDog
    2:17 pm on August 24th, 2011

    MollyPop: Being not a techno dog, your explanation to Rio is greek (not geek) to me. That said – We are very happy to have you here as a Go-To-Dog for all our computer needs.

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:26 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Maskers!….Do you think I should break the post up into parts and try posting it that way?….snort!…I can’t figure out why it is being moderated in the first place…grump!

  61. B.Stover
    2:30 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Mollypop: Where is the systems tray?

  62. Mollypop
    2:31 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Did you mention that you’re taking footwear?

  63. Mollypop
    2:33 pm on August 24th, 2011

    The systems tray is at the bottom of the screen on the right side. Next to the time. If you hold the cursor over an icon, it will tell you what it’s for.

  64. Masquers
    2:36 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Rio: Yes, try it in segments and see what happens. This is important information!

  65. OleyHowlers
    2:36 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Gah! Chet posted the schedule for Spencer’s tour. Every stop is in New England or New York.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:45 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Tour!….Well La-Dee-Da!….grump!….The guy won’t leave his little tiny corner of the world to come meet anybody besides east coast guys and folks….grumble! …What’s up with that anyways?…sniff!

  67. Siber-H
    2:48 pm on August 24th, 2011

    I want to see Rio’s itinerary. I told mom that, if necessary, I can go rescue him.

  68. B.Stover
    2:49 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Thanks Mollypop. My icon for the internet is five bars (when it’s an “excellent” connection) and it says “Betty’s Network Internet Access” when I hold the arrow over it. I assume that is the icon that would give me a choice of wifi connections if I were elsewhere.

  69. B.Stover
    2:51 pm on August 24th, 2011

    I just received my two patches! They are “a thing of beauty”!!

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:56 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Patches!….Oh boy! Oh boy!…snort!…. I wander if my patches will come in the mail today….sniff! ….Her mother always puts our mail way up on the kitchen counter where I cannot get to it…grunt!… Do you see why I am greatly in need of the Master Surfing 101 classes???….gruffle!

  71. OleyHowlers
    3:09 pm on August 24th, 2011

    We will have to wait for Mom or Pop to pick up our mail out at the road. We can’t get to it because its past the Invisible Fence line.
    We can’t wait for our patches!

  72. Redbone Hound
    3:24 pm on August 24th, 2011

    I got my patch too. Gonna put it on my DeKalb hat. ( yes Rio, ALL “hillbillies” wear them)

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:35 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Redbone!….Brother, soon I will be in a state filled with Dekalb hats…heh!….Farmers love those things too…sniff!…They must give them out free somewhere.

    Itinerary!….Part 1 – repost:

    Itinerary!…So as far as I can figure out from the heated conversations I’ve listened in on…heh!… We will stay over in a town called Council Bluffs on Thursday. There are riverboat casinos that everyone wants to go gambling on…snort!….I can’t wait to go gambling!!…woooo!….I’ve got my little gambling hat all packed in my little knapsack already!…gruff!

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:38 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Grrruuump!…. I tried to post the first part of my broken-up itinerary and now it is being moderated….sniff! ….It might be the word g-a-m-b-l-i-n-g and /or c-a-s-i-n-o making the moderator crazy….wuffle!

  75. Siber-H
    3:41 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Rio, It is those words because the same thing happened to me with one of those words a long time ago. The post never showed up on the blog.

  76. B.Stover
    3:54 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Rio: Just use a “g” and a “c” instead of the words and see what happens.

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:01 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Again!…Here goes nothing!…snort!

    Itinerary!….Part 1 – repost:

    Itinerary!…..So as far as I can figure out from the heated conversations I’ve listened in on…heh!… We will stay over in a town called Council Bluffs on Thursday. There are riverboat c-a-s-i-n-o-s that everyone wants to go g-a-m-b-l-i-n-g on…snort!….I can’t wait to go g-a-m-b-l-i-n-g!!…woooo!…. I’ve got my little g-a-m-b-l-i-n-g hat all packed in my little knapsack already!…gruff!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:02 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Itinerary!….Part 2 – repost:

    Then the next day we head out to a town called Brooklyn. This is where my friends sister lives on 3 or 4 acres of useless land and a falling down house ….grunt!…We have to hang around here till 3:00 before we can check into the next hotel….sniff!…So Friday is Visiting-Day, Saturday is another G-a-m-b-l-i-n-g-Day at some r-e-s-e-r-v-a-t-i-o-n somewhere, and Sunday is Fishing-Day and Monday is Leaving-Day. This is the day my friend is looking forward to… chorkel!

  79. Snowhook Bella
    4:03 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Clean clothes have been a scarcity in the house lately because I haven’t made it to the laundry mat for quite a while. After taking AJ to pick up the dog truck from the mechanic this morning, I stopped to do laundry and was rewarded.

    As I walked in, I noticed a woman struggling to fold her clean clothes. From the angle, I couldn’t see the reason but after I loaded the washer I turned and saw the reason for her struggle. In one arm she cradled a pup while trying to fold laundry with one hand.

    I held at my arms and the woman handed me the pup. I held the Six week old mutt until her mother’s chores were finished. Oh, she was wonderful. She slept, she yawned, she recieved tummies. Her mother thanked me for my help, which wasn’t a sacrfice of personal comfort in the slightest.

    Laundry seemed an easier chore today and I was reminded of Macy’s words about how we must be kind and cherish each other.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:04 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Itinerary!….Part 3– repost:

    My friend says “Visiting Day” will be a joke because her sister doesn’t “visit”….sniff! ….Every time her sister comes out here to “visit” her mother, the sister hides in a corner with a book and never says anything….wheeze! …Although, she must say enough to her mother at some point to leave with her p-o-c-k-e-t-s full of c-a-s-h….grumble!

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:05 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Rebecca!…You posted right in the middle of my Itinerary!!…grump!

  82. B.Stover
    4:11 pm on August 24th, 2011

    You weren’t quick enough Rio.

  83. Masquers
    4:13 pm on August 24th, 2011

    At last! Rio’s itinerary is posted. Siber is on standby with his Rescue Pack in the event of an emergency.

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:15 pm on August 24th, 2011

    grump!…Refresh! Read! Post!…gruffle!…Three simple rules to live by…sniff!

  85. Melanie
    4:22 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Dog, a pool gets cold when there’s been a lot of rain. And more coming!!

    Hope KirbyT is going to be okay. Patches must have made it just to Michigan. I bet mine come in tomorrow.

    YSAS is coming up on FRIDAY!! With Hamlet and Ophelia. Also Irene, but maybe she’ll go out to sea.

    Time to watch “Due South” and open up a really old clock, (40’s maybe?), and see if I can get it running.

  86. Mollypop
    4:25 pm on August 24th, 2011

    B. – You can click on that little icon to see your connection. It’s harmless.

  87. Siber-H
    4:43 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Ok, I have Rio’s itinerary memorized. I hope there is a big, sturdy bridge across the wide Missouri at Council Bluffs.

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:07 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Missouri!…..SiberH, you may have to hop on of those Riverboat C-a-s-i-n-o-s to get across…heh!

  89. Mollypop
    5:09 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Siber-H – It’s good that you have Rio’s back. Who knows what will happen on this trip.

  90. Siber-H
    5:22 pm on August 24th, 2011

    A Boat? Gah I guess I’d just have to cowboy up and do it…sigh

  91. Belle Starr
    5:28 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Siber-H: Luna is part fish is you need backup for any water crossings. Although if you bring Luna, her dog has to come along. Belle Starr might be able to distract people with her cuteness, but beyond that likely won’t be very helpful in other areas.

  92. Masquers
    5:35 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Siber: Memorized??? Heh. Write it down – just in case! You are the brave one offering to go on that Riverboat if need be. A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed!

  93. Alice M. Johnson
    5:37 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Dear Rio,
    I was looking to see if you were in a part of Iowa that was not too far away from North Dakota or Minnesota, but NOoooooOOOOooooo You are in some other part of Iowa. We could have had a party on a C-a-s-i-n-o if you were only in a closer part of Iowa.

  94. Melanie
    5:40 pm on August 24th, 2011

    The human gang here is going to see Spencer on Oct. 1st. That trip will be about 2 hours away. Hoping The Royals’ human family can come too!

  95. Siber-H
    5:41 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Hey Rebecca, Luna and Belle Starr can come along! Belle Starr would surely welcome a vacation.
    With a name like Belle Starr she would be famous and welcome in Oklahoma in case we come back through there.

    Good idea Masqueres…I’ll write it down.

    I didn’t get the patches today but I knew I wouldn’t because once anything makes it across the NM state line, it slows down.

  96. Siber-H
    5:43 pm on August 24th, 2011

    That’s fantastic, Melanie! I think Franklin should get to go along.

  97. B.Stover
    5:53 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Melanie: Does that mean you and Zoe and Dan?

  98. Snowhook Bella
    5:53 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Melanie: I am jealous. I was disappointed to see that Spence’s book tour didn’t have a stop in Willow. It truly came as a surprise 🙂

    Siber-H: Consider and Luna and Belle Starr on board for the rescue operation. Belle Starr was raised with the Outlaw litter; I figured you can’t have a band of outlaws without a Belle Starr.

    Oh bother. I believe I made a grumpy, roadtrip forced going pug even grumpier…

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:55 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Trip!…I wanna go too!…sniff!

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:56 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Rebecca!…She keeps posting on top of me!…grunt!

  101. Snowhook Bella
    6:07 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Rio: What can I say?—Maybe it’s all part of a diabolical plan…

  102. dawson
    6:25 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Buddy: When I am done reading White Wings I could send it to you to read. You would have to sign it and send it back to me. Unless another Plunderer wanted to read it then you would send it to them and I would eventually get back a book full of paw-prints. This book will take me a week or two to savor…especially as I am working the next 4 days and now a co-worker is out on medical leave so I will be extending my short shifts next week into l2 hour ones.

  103. BearSpiritDog
    6:34 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Dawson! Would you, could you? Agree to send Dan’s White Wings around the country? We would like to add our name to the list after the O.Howlers.

  104. BearSpiritDog
    6:36 pm on August 24th, 2011

    And, Buddy & T.C.!

  105. Melanie
    6:47 pm on August 24th, 2011

    I’m going to see if OTAS and F want to come up and go with us. But they are still waiting on their house stuff, so who knows about them.

    Darnation, Dawson, I would have had The Pack paw print the book!

    I have always wanted to do a screenplay from Dan’s WW. Guess I’ll wait until my next life. Like when I grow up.

  106. Mollypop
    6:54 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Dawson – Please add me to the list of White Wings readers.

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:25 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Wings!…Me Too! I wanna read it too!…snort!

  108. Melanie
    7:34 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Nite all, too much pool!


  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:40 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Cooking!….My friend doesn’t get to cook anymore…sniff!…Well, hardly ever. The kitchen is always a battleground…grunt!… So she just gave up trying. She seems terribly unhappy about this. Although, after some consideration, I don’t think it is just the no-cooking that is bugging her…sniffle!… Not having our own place, not having a decent vacation to look forward too, not being able to help with the garden and not really responsible for anything except getting up to go to the busy place day after day…wheeze!….It’s all getting her down lately…wuffle!….I don’t know how to help her…snuffle!

  110. Snowhook Bella
    8:10 pm on August 24th, 2011

    CHarris: I hope school is going well for you. I flew to your neck of the woods last week and the trees were dotted with yellow. The Fireweed is all but gone at the Kennel with only a last few remaining.

    Rio: Have you tried offering your friend a Zinger?

  111. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:14 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Walk!…I’ve been told in no uncertain terms that we are walking tonight even though it is hot as hell out there yet…snort!…Walking far far far! Walking till our eyes bug out!…heh!…Hey, that means it will be an easy night for me, right?…chorkel!…. Its early yet, so no walking for about an 50 minutes or so…wheeze!cough!

    Mad!…Now everyone is mad again. Seems her mother was cooking hamburgers for supper and put the fries outside to cook in the little roaster oven on the patio….heh!…Well, everyone knows fries don’t cook very fast in the little roaster oven on the patio…sniff!…So she kept calling me and my friend up for supper and the fries weren’t cooked. They were limp…snuff!…So we’d go downstairs and then about 2 minutes later she would call us again and we’d go upstairs and the fries wouldn’t be cooked…duh!…So finally my friend in a fit of fiery (not really) took the damned fries out of the little roaster oven and threw them on the table alongside the cold hamburgers….chorkel!…We had under-done fries and cold hamburgers for supper tonight. Tasted great to me!…gruff!yeep!

  112. Buddy and T.C.
    8:16 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Dawson, you really are awesome!

    We would love if you send us White Wings to read. We will sign, and have the Howlers sign too!

  113. dawson
    8:18 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Rio: It must be a very hard thing to get used to…not being able to do what you want when you want. Maybe you could have a talk with your mother and try to have some kitchen time, some garden space and some degree of privacy and control.

    I think it will be fun to send White Wings cross-country. I have 4 names so far: Oley Howlers (if they want), Bear Spirit Dog and Buddy & T.C.(is that one household?), Mollypop and Rio. It’ll work like a phone tree with each one sending to the next one on the list until there are no more takers. Now I’m going to read some more. So far I have researched Mystic Seaport – Museum of the Americas and the Sea and Herreshoff Museum, two of the places mentioned in the book.

  114. OleyHowlers
    8:18 pm on August 24th, 2011

    We didn’t get our patches yet, drat it all! Hope they come tomorrow!

  115. dawson
    8:23 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Biddy and T.C: Okay! You will be first on my list when I finish the book. We will figure out how to get your address somehow. I know Melanie has my e-mail. Maybe we can do it through her.

  116. Snowhook Bella
    8:28 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Dawson: It is very generous of you to share your Wing winnings.

    Rio: Dawson has some very good suggestions to hopefully help your friend. If she had something to look forward to or enjoyed (other than torturing you with those brutal walks and making beautiful quilling projects) it might help her get out of this funk.

    Oley Howlers: I think (and hope) you’ll get the patches tomorrow. I’ve already started eyeing the sled bag for prime real estate.

  117. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:28 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Ideas!….No Zingers and no two-way conversations…grunt!… Her mother is a teller/nagger, not a listener…huffle!

  118. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:36 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Sled!…. Seeing the large Chet Patches on the Snowhook sled and everyones jackets would be an amazing sight!…snort!….Rebecca, you better take a ton of photos for us when the time comes…heh!

  119. B.Stover
    8:47 pm on August 24th, 2011

    We’re having severe thunderstorms, wind and hail. Yikes!

  120. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:49 pm on August 24th, 2011


  121. BearSpiritDog
    8:54 pm on August 24th, 2011

    B. Stay safe!
    Turning in here.

  122. Mollypop
    9:05 pm on August 24th, 2011

    B. – I just went to look on Intellicast and you have some nasty stuff over you. It looks like we get it next.

  123. Snowhook Bella
    9:05 pm on August 24th, 2011

    We don’t experience much thunder and lightening here, but when we do it is ‘Scared Dog, party of three” trying to find refuge under the bed. Those three scared dogs being Tenz, Luna and Belle Starr. As bad as the thunderstorm might be, I can’t imagine B. Stover finding refuge under the bed or in the closet.

    B. Stover: Stay safe.

    BearSpiritDog: Good night.

  124. dawson
    9:07 pm on August 24th, 2011

    B.Stover: Stay safe and warm in your easy chair.
    Buddy! Not Biddy. Heh. Sorry, Buddy.
    Night all except for Liz. g’day Liz.

  125. OleyHowlers
    9:12 pm on August 24th, 2011

    B: stay safe!

    Dawson! you are too funny…now we are going to call that Kat Biddy too!

    Good nite to all.

  126. B.Stover
    9:26 pm on August 24th, 2011

    The storm is over. Thanks all. Weather doesn’t usually bother me but the hail was pounding on the window.

    I hope it bypasses you Mollypop.

  127. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:37 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Hey, y’all! I haven’t gotten through the whole blog yet, but Dad just got home from duty so it’s time for supper. But before I go eat, I just wanted to say that I got my patches today!!! If I were Rio I’d be skipping and twirling. But as I’m just me, I’m just smiling alot! (Sorry, Bee, I couldn’t resist!)


  128. Snowhook Bella
    9:46 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Kirby T: The patches are something, aren’t they. I can’t decide whether or not to put the big patch on the top of the sled bag in front or on the bag on the back of the tail dragger section so Chet will show as the team pulls away…pondering…

  129. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Home!…. wheeze!cough!….We are home from the ever Brutal Walk….snort!sneeze!… The good news is Stover is safe! And the other good news is, well maybe its good news, maybe its just a flash in the pan….grunt!…The possibly good news is, I had a great idea while I was trudging along on the brutal walk tonight!!!…wooooo!…. Rebecca, how would you feel about my friend flying up to Alaska to watch the start of The Great Race with you?…snort!…You said your father-inlaw was not coming up this year, so you need some company, right? My friend makes really delish cheesecake!!…heh!heh!….What do you think? Would it be possible, or would it be a great big pain-in-the-ass for you guys?…chuffle! …Please be honest and don’t worry about saying, “NO, NO, NO! NO FREAKIN’ WAY!!”….grunt! …We can take it, believe you me….wuffle!

  130. Snowhook Bella
    10:05 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Well, that got my heart rate going…I was in the kitchen tonight getting ready to go out and do dog chores when the dogs started to bark. Alert! Alert!

    I pulled on my jacket and stepped onto the front step and saw movement out of the corner of my eye. Too big to be Belle Starr. I soon found our resident mama moose and one of her calves standing less than 20 feet away on our front lawn.

    Who startled who more, I don’t know. I ran in the house, and mama and baby ran down the trail.

  131. Mollypop
    10:12 pm on August 24th, 2011

    B. – That nasty storm is already at Lake Erie and moving fast. We will have it soon.

  132. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:12 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Moose!!…. Moose are dangerous aren’t they? Uh…on second thought, maybe uh… waffle!…Hmmm, moose and bear and dawg knows what else lives up there in Alaska… .. gulp!

  133. Snowhook Bella
    10:16 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Rio: Yeep! Yeep! Please ask your friend to check her SDD.

    Mollypop: Head for cover!

  134. B.Stover
    10:27 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Stay safe Mollypop.

    Good night all.

  135. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:38 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Molly!….Keep yer tail down!….yeep!

  136. Snowhook Bella
    10:49 pm on August 24th, 2011

    I think Molly should also keep her fierce tail down.

  137. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:16 pm on August 24th, 2011

    Hurricane!…. We just watched the news and saw how large Irene is!…snort!…Wow! It is huge. It will hit the Carolinas and then eventually pass across MA and the Cape sometime on Sunday…wheeze!! …I hope everybody battens down the hatches!!

    Bed!…I’m off to bed. Hopefully I won’t dream about hail storms and hurricanes…wheeze!

  138. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:30 am on August 25th, 2011

    Don’t worry, guys. Mom just guaranteed that Irene won’t be hitting us. She not only bought flashlights and batteries and storm provisions, she also bought a big plastic container to put everything in. And now that we’re prepared, Irene is heading east! Yesterday we were in the “cone of concern.” Today the cone starts at the South Carolina/North Carolina border. It looks like those of you on up the coast into New England are more likely to get hit than we are.

    By the way, ironically enough, Mom and Dad’s worst hurricane experience wasn’t here in South Carolina. It was in Massachusetts, when they were stationed at Fort Devens. Hurricane Gloria hit New England, the power was off for several days, and the neighbor’s tree fell into the yard and wiped out our fence.

    Oh, and their second-worst hurricane experience was a storm they weren’t even in! When Hurricane Andrew hit Florida, my family was in the process of moving to Fort Drum in upstate New York. The soldiers from the post were sent to Florida to help with the clean-up, and the guy who was in the quarters Mom and Dad were supposed to get had his orders cancelled. So my family had to spend three months living in the guest house and hotel rooms until they got quarters. And Cassie the dog and Chopsticks and Rascal the kats had to live in a kennel!!!

  139. Snowhook Bella
    12:43 am on August 25th, 2011

    Kirby T: I wonder if the cone of concern is any relation to the cone of silence? I am glad it hear you are out of harms way and that your mom ensured you’re not in danger by her preparation efforts.

  140. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:00 am on August 25th, 2011

    Rebecca: All I can say is that not one of the hurricanes Mom and Dad have been in was silent! But I’m not 100 percent sure we’re out of harm’s way yet. I think I remember hearing that the weatherman was wrong one time. Maybe he’ll be wrong again and the hurricane will came back our way. You just never know.

    But like I said, just the fact that she’s prepared means Mom’s pretty sure it won’t hit us. (She even bought a plastic bin that isn’t see-through, and after she filled it with the new flashlights, batteries and snacks she hid it. That way all the snacks won’t get eaten before the next hurricane hits. So we’ll always be prepared, and the storms will go elsewhere, like back out to sea where they won’t hurt anybody!!!)

  141. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:23 am on August 25th, 2011

    We can’t keep our eyes open anymore, so Mom and I are going to hit the sack. Make that sacks — to each his (or her) own!

    G’night, y’all!!!

  142. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:43 am on August 25th, 2011

    Kirby, my dad, the emergency preparedness guru for our city, says you should also add water purification tablets to your kit. We have a backpack from the RedCross filled with all kinds of goodies.

    My other pup’s name is Biddy. It is a good name.

    Nite nite

    Ps. Many hotels have a “business center” with computers you can use.

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