Bentley, Excalibur, Ebola

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  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:04 am on October 15th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone. The nation within decided to live with us thousands of years ago. We should revel in that and protect them.
    Have a wickedly wonderful Wednesday!

  2. O'Howlers
    8:54 am on October 15th, 2014

    Good morning. We are called “Man’s Best Friend”. Nobody ever said Man is our Best Friend. grump

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:37 am on October 15th, 2014

    OH, well put. love the way y’all say things.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    9:51 am on October 15th, 2014

    Why on dog’s green earth did we decide to live with these 2 leggers?

  5. Tupper's Mama
    9:51 am on October 15th, 2014

    Atty Meash – we read your post at the end of yesterday. We are not amused at your “alternate theory” of the crime. No we are not.

    And Sage just keeps grinning at me.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    9:53 am on October 15th, 2014

    What woman?

  7. B.Stover
    10:15 am on October 15th, 2014

    I’m glad for Bentley.

    Good morning all.

  8. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:19 am on October 15th, 2014

    This Ebola situation is scary and tragic for both two leggeds and four leggeds. The article was very informative. We didn’t realize that fruit bats are a likely carrier and that Ebola can definitely jump species.

    Wose, we are mailing your check today.

  9. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:21 am on October 15th, 2014

    HOH, I don’t understand your question about the woman.

  10. BooBear
    10:31 am on October 15th, 2014

    Rebecca or Rio, when can we start sending in pics and descriptions for the auction? Mom has 3 donations so far and can send in the info at any time (well, once she writes a description).

    Mom’s brother and his wife have a African vaca planned for next spring. Mom really thinks they should postpone it. Who knows where the disease is spreading? People who have been exposed have probably left there area for other places.

  11. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:41 am on October 15th, 2014

    Boobear, the disease spread is made worse by the habit of eating “bush meat” according to the article. Africans have been eating bush meat for generations, and for many it is their only source of protein. Plus they think the health officials are causing the spread. This is all information we learned this morning from the post.

    There is a second infection of a health care provider in Texas this morning. And this is with people taking extreme precautions.

  12. snowhookshakeyourbootie
    10:53 am on October 15th, 2014

    http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/10/15/super-bowl-volunteers-wanted

    Mr.Husky do you have any plans for the SupperBowl??? Aside from the blog party at your house???

  13. O'Howlers
    11:02 am on October 15th, 2014

    BooBear, we agree with you that your aunt and uncle would be wise to postpone their trip. Of course, they could say the same about your living in Texas just now. Scary, scary stuff.
    That article was informative, and it makes us worry more than ever for our kind.
    We also read that the nursing staff at that hospital in Texas was not taking extreme precautions. In fact, the protective covering they were initially provided left their entire neck exposed!!!
    eek!

  14. snowhookshakeyourbootie
    11:08 am on October 15th, 2014

    Oh I was supposed to tell you that there is no new news on the ShakeyourBootie campaign front this morning. Maybe later…

  15. Atty Meash
    11:12 am on October 15th, 2014

    Sage, It looks like we have that woman running scarit. I expect she will be dropping all charges very soon. Then we will turn around and sue her a*s for defamation of character.

  16. Masquers
    11:17 am on October 15th, 2014

    Bentley and Excalibur: Similar scenarios…two different decisions made…now it is a waiting game.

    It is a wet Wednesday here, but we know it will be wickedly wonderful.

    Sage: No worries. Attorney Meash is on the case!

  17. snowhookshakeyourbootie
    11:21 am on October 15th, 2014

    Check the facebookie post on the right side of the blog. It is about titles of the NEXT Chet and Bernie book! You go Spence! You are just whipping them out. It is never fast enough of course but WOW!

  18. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:29 am on October 15th, 2014

    We saw that on FB too. New title coming out soon. Doesn’t this new one take place out west?

  19. BooBear
    11:49 am on October 15th, 2014

    We think people in the US take much more precautions, especially now with the news out, regarding exposure and spread of the disease. People in African villages may be more likely to pack their belongings and migrate to other areas with the thought of protecting themselves. If they were already exposed, the disease has then spread to a new area. Don’t have any idea how much security there is in the area. I’m also not sure I think our troops should be heading there. I’m surprised that as long as we have known about ebola, there isn’t a vaccine.

  20. O'Howlers
    11:56 am on October 15th, 2014

    We agree with all you have said, BooBear. There is much political debate going on about how the government cut funding to medical research, and that being blamed for lack of an Ebola vaccine. We hope they quit arguing, and get the funding to them. Our medical research folks do marvelous things quickly when properly funded. There really needs to be a vaccine, and not just for people in our country. If we don’t stop it around the globe, we risk worldwide calimity.

    Stepping down now…

  21. Nurse Meash
    12:08 pm on October 15th, 2014
  22. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    12:08 pm on October 15th, 2014

    They have a situation in Africa that is beyond imagination for us living here. They talk about dogs eating from the corps of people laying in the streets. I know that is gross, but it is real. And we even cringe at seeing roadkill.

    The situation in Texas is frightening. They just announced that the 2nd nurse to be diagnosed was on a flight from Ohio to Dallas-FW the day before. There were 132 passengers on that flight.
    Now those 132 folks have mingled with their friends and families.

    The hospital spokesperson called it an “unprecedented crisis”. A Dallas Judge called this a “gut shot” to the hospital staff.

  23. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    12:18 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Well, Meash, at least your story was uplifting. Not like ours.

  24. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:37 pm on October 15th, 2014

    BooBear!…Lets start sending in our Photoz and Descriptions for the Thanksgiving Auction starting November 1st…snort!…This way Rebecca and/or Luna can easily find them come time to build the Auction House…wheeze!…We want to keep the Auction smaller – so if youse have Items that could be sold at a set price those would be best for the Boutique…sneeze!

  25. Siber-H
    12:46 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Since Barb already started on this topic, I will add to it.
    Some of the dogs that were eating the bodies of Ebola victims do seem to have the Ebola virus in their blood. I only read this one time so who knows if it is true. Even if it is true, I do not believe the pets of Ebola victims should be killed. There are other sane ways to deal with this. Murder is not the answer.

  26. Siber-H
    12:53 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Staff, The only plans I have for the Superbowl are maybe not to watch it. First of all, I have PTSD from the last Superbowl, and I have also come to the conclusion that basically the NFL sucks…too many thugs in it.

    Sage, Not to worry, Meashka has never lost a case. She can wow them with both her brains and her looks.

  27. B.Stover
    12:58 pm on October 15th, 2014

    According to an article in the Guardian, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are donating $25 million to the CDC to help fight the Ebola outbreak.

  28. Siber-H
    12:58 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Rio!

    The baseball games today:

    Baltimore at Kansas City, 2pm our time on TBS
    St. Louis at San Fransico, 6 pm our time on FS1

  29. Sage the Ever So Innocent Kitty
    1:00 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Atty Meash – ummm, Basil and I are not too sure about the wisdom of suing that woman for defamation of character. It seems to us that she was actually speaking a DEFINITION of character. Cus I am a character, after all….oh yes, I am.

    Besides that, we depend on her for the regular deliver of catnip mousies. We would make them ourselves, but there is that whole opposable thumb thing problem. Plus, when we get the thread out to sew them, we would probably get too distracted by that winding, sinuous, tantalizing…oh, excuse us…we just had a moment there…anyway, we would be distracted by the thread.

    Anyway, she really isn’t lying about the event. After all, I did eat the pastry. It’s just that I am not guilty.

    What do you say we blame the Thieves for it?

  30. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:08 pm on October 15th, 2014

    SiberH!…I totally agree with you about the Supper Bowl and the NFL in general…grunt!…We have not watched one whole game this season…gruffle!

    Game!…I will have to listen to the baseball game with my little headphones…snuffle!…My friend will be mad that she missed it….snort!

  31. Attorney Meash
    1:09 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Sage! This is just the way it transpired when I defended the Royals. Now I am adding a charge of impersonating against that woman. hah!

  32. Meashka
    1:10 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Siber-H and Rio, I totally agree with you about the NFL and thuggery.

    And Siber, thanks for your vote of confidence in me me me!

  33. Sage the Ever So Innocent Kitty
    1:15 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Uh oh – there goes our chance of getting to lick the yogurt cup clean.

  34. BooBear
    1:27 pm on October 15th, 2014

    The nurse on the flight probably didn’t infect the other passengers, only anyone that came in direct contact with her. it is not spread by a cough or sneeze. But scary all the same.

  35. BooBear
    1:32 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Rio, should we decide whether an item should go in the auction or the boutique or let Rebecca decide? The items I have at this point are probably better as boutique items. Nothing high dollar.

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:43 pm on October 15th, 2014

    BooBear!…It will probably be decided by Rebecca…snort!…Unless of course you are adament about having it in the Auction.

  37. Meashka
    1:51 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Bee, Thanks for the information about Mark Zuckerberg. Let’s home more of the wealthy step up. We really need to act fast on a vaccine.

  38. Meashka
    1:52 pm on October 15th, 2014

    HOPE not home. duh

  39. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    2:09 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Mark Zukerberg has a lot of $$. Didn’t they just announce that he is spending like 100 M or something for a family compound in Hawaii?

    Whoa and Holy Cow! Today is one of the worst days ever on Wall Street. Barb says she is grateful that she has her little job. And her health, so far.
    However, she may need a strengthening cocktail tonight.

  40. Fern
    2:10 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Barb and Maggie and Lucy, I adore your new bathroom! Such great taste. Meashka just showed me the photo on her iPaw, where the picture is right-side up. My p.c. was not right-side up and I wasn’t quite sure what I was seeing. :)

  41. B.Stover
    2:53 pm on October 15th, 2014

    As I understand it, Ebola can be transmitted by saliva so it would seem that coughing and sneezing could spread it.

  42. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    3:07 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Just got back from the library, where I ordered Mr Mircale by Debbie Macomber, Leaving Time by J. Picoult, and Grey Mountain by Grisham. Also was able to get Walking On Water, by Richard Paul Evans. Now I have something to read (this being said by Barb).

  43. O'Howlers
    3:11 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Last night, the ‘rents went for a bike ride when it was almost dark. We were scarit for them. Later on, when it was pitch dark, we saw headlights appear in our driveway. Who do you think it was? It was the ‘rents on their second-favorite mounts: Bluebell and Midnight! They have super bright headlights on those bikes now. Mom was twirling because this means she can ride that bike all blasted winter!
    woopee

  44. O'Howlers
    3:12 pm on October 15th, 2014

    oops

  45. Siber-H
    3:28 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Stover, I have had the same thoughts about Ebola. The virus is found in body fluids so that could include sneezing and even perhaps coughing.

  46. O'Howlers
    3:49 pm on October 15th, 2014

    We are getting a deluge of rain. It’s coming down cats and …well, cats.

    Logging off for now.

  47. B.Stover
    3:53 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Siber-H: That is why they are trying to find all of the passengers who were on the plane with the second nurse.

  48. Siber-H
    4:05 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Stover, I agree, but they keep telling us that airplane travel is safe. hmmm

  49. BooBear
    4:06 pm on October 15th, 2014

    But the saliva has to come in direct contact with a person to expose them to the virus. Someone sitting 6 rows behind would not get droplet on them. If the virus becomes airborne, it is a lot more dangerous.

  50. BearSpiritDog
    4:15 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Finding the Passengers should be relatively Easy. They will quickly be made aware of the situation via (Fox) the News.

    Barb’s Bath with the Chicken Decor is Wonderful.

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:16 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Symtoms!….gah!

    Nausea and vomiting.
    Diarrhea (may be bloody)
    Red eyes.
    Raised rash.
    Chest pain and cough.
    Stomach pain.
    Severe weight loss.
    Bleeding, usually from the eyes, and bruising (people near death may bleed from other orifices)…gah!

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:26 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Yeeep!…The Royals are already 2 runs ahead and it is only the bottom of the 1st …grump!

  53. Tupper and Gilly
    4:30 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Rio – Royals are ALWAYS ahead.

  54. Siber-H
    4:47 pm on October 15th, 2014

    The second Texas nurse with Ebola had a fever while on the airplane.

    After taking care of a patient that died of Ebola, what was this nurse doing on an airplane.

  55. Herd of Hounds
    4:49 pm on October 15th, 2014

    1)Love Barb’s chicken bath
    2) think the ebola shiitkake is overratd but worrisome.

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:51 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Quarantine!…Everyone who was in contact with him should have been quarantined….grump!…ESPECIALLY the medical people. Why are they not taking this seriously?…growl!

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:51 pm on October 15th, 2014

    HoHo!…When you live with your head in the sand everything seems overrated…grunt!

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:01 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Nurse!…Think of how many people she has come in contact with in the last 20 days or so…sniff!…As a nurse I’m sure it is quite a few (100s!) people…grump!…So it is not just airline passengers that were exposed. Then think of all the people the people she exposed have been exposed to…gah!…Maybe I should live with my head in the sand. It would be a lot less painful…gurgle!

  59. Siber-H
    5:23 pm on October 15th, 2014

    This second nurse is being transferred to Atlanta…interesting.

  60. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    5:24 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Have to agree wholeheartedly with Rio on this one. You do have you head in the sand. I think public health officials may even be down playing it so people don’t panic.

  61. Mollypop's Mom
    5:25 pm on October 15th, 2014

    People will do what they want to do. Duncan lied about his exposure to Ebola because he wanted to come here to his fiancée. This last nurse wanted to get back to Dallas in spite of having a fever. Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who is in quarantine with others who were with her in Africa, said members of her team left voluntary quarantine so now it was mandated. Selfish people who are determined to do what they want, the heck with others.

  62. B.Stover
    5:29 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Here is a link to an interesting and thorough article on Ebola:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/what-makes-ebola-virus-so-deadly-2014-10

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:29 pm on October 15th, 2014

    MollysMaw!…If the selfish-nurse lives, I wouldn’t want to be in her sho-es when she leaves the hospital…snort!

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:38 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Stover!…yeeep!…That is one of the most terrifing and probably the most truthful article I have read about the virus…gasp!…It is worse than I thought.

  65. B.Stover
    5:40 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Rio: Yes, it is extremely scary. My brother is flying to Florida next week. I’ve tried to dissuade him but he won’t listen.

  66. Herd of Hounds
    5:41 pm on October 15th, 2014

    The ebola shiitake scares mom to death since she has lost her spleen, idn’t worry about ebola till it came to the US. Now she just wants to hide to stay safe. If her dogs get infected, she will go with them :) We need to know how other species are affected by the virus.

  67. Herd of Hounds
    5:42 pm on October 15th, 2014

    If the dogs aren’t infected but she is, she wants them to be saved.

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:48 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Surfaces!…So while this selfish-nurse was on the plane she probably ate and drank from things. Things that others had to touch to clean-up…grump!…And because the virus lives on surfaces that the infected has touched, this could be incredibly serious if you really think of the things that selfish-nurse touched…gah!…I have got to STOP. This is too much.

  69. Siber-H
    5:58 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Thanks for the link and article, Stover…GASP

    During the first known outbreak of Ebola in 1976, the virus became less deadly as it was passed from person to person. That is not happening this time.

  70. Masquers
    6:01 pm on October 15th, 2014

    YEEP! 10 billion Ebola particles vs 50,000 to 100,000 HIV particles.
    B: Your link is both very informative and extremely scary.

  71. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:10 pm on October 15th, 2014

    They are saying the cost of treatment is about $1,000 per hour. Yikes!

  72. Mollypop's Mom
    6:21 pm on October 15th, 2014

    B, thanks for the article. Much information I hadn’t heard before.

  73. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:35 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Very good article, Bee. Thanks for posting it.

  74. Herd of Hounds
    6:45 pm on October 15th, 2014

    S I L has HIV and we deal with it. We worry about ebola since we know so litle about it. If we knew more we could deal with it too.
    Not head in sand, Rio, Want to know all we can,

  75. Herd of Hounds
    7:15 pm on October 15th, 2014

    BTW, Rio since mom no longer has an imune system, she needs to know everything she can about every disease/virus out there so she can avoid each and every one of them. Just like Staff needs to avoid things, so does mom. Thank dog some doctors listen to folks to keep them alive.

  76. O'Howlers
    7:39 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Thanks for the article, Bee. It isvery informative.
    Mom has thought like Barb from the beginning, that the CDC and other public health officials have been downplaying it, to keep panic down. It is a very good thing that no trips are planned by our familpy, and that Mom hates flying so much. However, she works in a very international organization, with people from all over the globe who are constantly traveling home to family. We wish she could just work at home every day,
    Pop works in a hospital, but not in any contact with patients. He said a man came in there today, asking to be tested, because he just returned from Liberia. You know how bad hospitals are at containing staff infections. We don’t think many, or any, are prepared for the likes of ebola.

  77. Herd of Hounds
    8:02 pm on October 15th, 2014

    We worry because mom hopes to go to AK in March fo the “big race” and that means planes trains and automobiles with or without John Candy. And yes. Staff and Hobbit, we are hopping to be there!

  78. BearSpiritDog
    8:05 pm on October 15th, 2014

    HOunds: This is Great News! Nana wants to go too!!!

  79. c..hobbit
    8:21 pm on October 15th, 2014

    It looks like the Hobbit Hotel will have 2 couples and a singleton in residence next March. Yay!

    Ebola is frightening but what about the severe respiratory illnesses and is attacking children with a few dying. Alaska is one state that so far has no reported cases.

  80. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:26 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Hotel!…Wow!..The Hobbit Hotel will be full in March…snort!…No reason for us to contemplate traveling in the winter then by golly…heh!heh!

    Game!…So the Kansas City Royals are going to the World Series!…snort!…After 29 years, it’s about damn time…chuffle!…We will be rooting for them over the Giants or the Cardinals…sniff! …I hope it will be the Cardinals though. Watching that game right now!…wheeze!…Baseball over-dose. Love it!….Weeeee!

  81. Mollypop's Mom
    8:49 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Oh dear, the CDC gave that second nurse permission to fly to Cleveland!

  82. Staff
    8:51 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Hey there HOH, We will both wear our masks on that flight for sure!

  83. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:06 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Being from St. Louis, Barb is for the Cards.

  84. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:08 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Cardinals!…We are rooting for the Red Birds right now because we are sick of the Giants…grunt!….They are ahead by 4!…WOOOOO!

  85. Herd of Hounds
    9:10 pm on October 15th, 2014

    yes we will. GAH can/t believe how stories go. We will be in Anchorage in March. you to?

  86. dawson
    9:27 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Oh, I wish I could go to the start of the Iditarod again but…it was bad enough trying to explain why I was going North in the Winter one time. To say I am doing it 2 years in a row is plain crazy talk! Although< I could blame the whole thing on my older sister, and people up here understand dog racing better than those in say, Tennessee. Watch out, HOH! For more than Ebola! Heh, heh.

    I got no baseball on tv today/night. Only hockey.

  87. Tupper and Gilly
    9:29 pm on October 15th, 2014

    It’s ok Dawson. We don’t have any baseball tonight either.

    thank dog

  88. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:31 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Loss!…Your loss!…snort!

  89. Tupper's Mama
    9:48 pm on October 15th, 2014

    OK Rio – we will deal with it. Chuffle. (tee hee)

  90. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:51 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Golinka!…snort!

  91. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:53 pm on October 15th, 2014

    MollysMaw!…I am pretty much fed up with all the double-talk in the news. And my confidence in the CDC is falling rapidly…grumble!wheeze!

  92. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:54 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Response!….My response is to never leave my yard, ever again…snort!..I can do this very easily too…heh!heh!

  93. Siber-H
    9:55 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Mine too, Rio.

  94. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Yeeep!…I am not liking the way this game is going…sniff!…We are headed to bed…grump!

  95. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:11 pm on October 15th, 2014

    We are not going to venture far from our yard either. Safer close to home.

    Night all. Stay healthy, everyone!

  96. Herd of Hounds
    11:16 pm on October 15th, 2014

    Going nighty night, But

    Dog loves the story!

    r

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