Bernie’s Playlist (1): If You Were Mine

Music by Matt Malneck, lyrics Johnny Mercer. Teddy Wilson on piano (and bandleader), vocal Billie Holiday, and the trumpet that takes it out is Roy Eldridge (Admin once saw him play, front table in a small club; requested More Than You Know).

Welcome High Hopes, Cocoa & Carmel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE929BM2PKc

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121 Responses to “Bernie’s Playlist (1): If You Were Mine”

  1. Melanie
    9:34 am on October 16th, 2011

    Cool, I’m listening to the link while writing my comment. It’s excellent. Sounds like it’s actually from a real record. Remember those?

    Macy, it was your cool post on color that got me musing on color . . .

    Rebecca: We got “Newf Prints” (Our club’s newsletter) and there was a link for you! Third cool!

    This is about a reading program in which children read out loud to dogs . . . Our Eleanor was one such therapy dog. The Pack thought perhaps Rebecca could picture all her Pack listening to her instead of two footeds.

    Good Morning. Oh and a fourth cool . . . Or should I say cold this morning with the sun shining and a good still breeze!

  2. Melanie
    9:35 am on October 16th, 2011

    Carpola!! STIFF breeze NOT a STILL breeze. Snigglefritz

  3. Melanie
    9:36 am on October 16th, 2011
  4. B.Stover
    10:14 am on October 16th, 2011

    Melanie: I prefer “still breeze.” You don’t get that every day!

    Good morning all.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    10:19 am on October 16th, 2011

    Still breeze=air hardly moving? That is what we have today. You are probably getting what we had for the last 2 days – knock-you-over breezes.

    Melanie, With all your allergies, how can you drink chocolate and not coffee?

    When Barb took One Summer by Baldacci back to the library, she told the librarian you would swear you were reading Nicholas Sparks. She said everyone says that. Here she thought she was being so profound!

  6. BearSpiritDog
    11:06 am on October 16th, 2011

    Good Morning Melanie, B, Barb&Magpie and All.

    Cool here too – 49 degrees – Fireplace on – coffee brewing.

  7. Melanie
    11:12 am on October 16th, 2011

    Coffee = too much caffeine. Though I do drink it occasionally . . . if I want to be awake for 2 days. And that’s with decaff!

    “It was a dark and stormy night. The still breeze was trifling with the dog’s fur. Black against the black night, I could see her . . . ”

    Anyone want to continue with a nonsense story?

  8. Barb & Maggie
    11:22 am on October 16th, 2011

    “I could see the glint of her golden eyes, as she watched me from the edge of the pine forest, wanting to move towards me, but trembling with fear…”

  9. Rose
    11:31 am on October 16th, 2011

    “Unsure that moving forward would lead her to a loving friend, or terrible foe….”

  10. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    11:32 am on October 16th, 2011

    Report to Home Office
    From Natasha, Vorld’s Best Undercover Spy
    Re:Plunderers

    Now ve are back in country vith Plunderers, is time to resume mission and report on activities by this very tricky group.

    First, ve have new nemisis. Is spy in puppy disguise now residing vith notorious Howler gang. Ve might have been fooled, but von Plunderer slip, and mention Kat is spy. Ve do not understand vhy Kat is in puppy disguise vhen name is Kat. Maybe disguise department run out of Kat disguises as there are very many Kats here –

    Plunderers are spending much time in talking in code. This morning code includes “still breeze”. Is alvays clue that vords are in code vhen followed by von of two code vords – either “carpola” or “snigglefritz”. Ve have checked all sources and find these are not real vords, so must be clue to code.

    Superspy Maggie is sending message to Plunderers about change of Headqvarters. Many talks about “showings” and “open house”, vhich is code to say Headqvarters moving. Seems Maggie still looks for perfect new location. Vill keep you update vhen big move happens

    Chief Commander BStover vas forced to slip and communicate on open band vith Commander Rio. Please have Encryption Department vork on phrase about Rangers at 7. Must be Agent Vookie is leading team of mission specialists on raid at 7, but VHEN?

    Mission Tram Snowhook continues training exercise for Mission to Siberia. Has Home Office made progress in finding vhat that mission is? Ve are concerned because Commander Rio vill be leading mission. Is known from code that he vill be “riding top of sled”. Also Jr Agent Vhitey-Lance makes big progress in plan as Commander Rio looks forvard to meeting vith him.

    Agent MollyPop is still tracking down some kind of cops. Is freqvent references to chase “fuzzbutts”. Also, many references from Agents Tupper and Gilly about “making clay”. Could be maybe “claymore mines”? Agent Melanie had secret meeting vith both SQ and PA. Must have been plans for next mission as SQ took something home vith him to sign. Also – Agent Rose (vhich von? two legged or four legged?) has new position in agency. Ve are very confused as ve get transmissions from 2 legged, but then is picture of 4 legged, so ve think is plan to hide real identity.
    Has anyvon discovered yet vhy BlueCat is blue? Is cold? Is sad? Makes good music? VHY?

    Is also possible Howlers have gotten closer to discover who NAtasha is…has been mention of Natasha’s long ago love Boris. They know he crossed bridge…do they know he is now in vonderful place vith biscuit bushes and trees that grow skinny jims? Please tell Boris not communicate vith them or tell them about Natasha.

    Is all to report for now. Natasha out.

  11. B.Stover
    11:35 am on October 16th, 2011

    “She inched her way toward me as I held out my hand.”

  12. Rose
    11:36 am on October 16th, 2011

    We need to hear from our resident author, Rebecca.

    Good Morning All!

    Beautiful morning here in Westchester.

    Rio: I know the photo was intended for Rebecca, but I had to peek. Your friend’s project is beautiful. I am so amazed by how she creates life from paper.

    Rebecca: Yep, I’ll think you’ll need another copy of your short stories in the MMS. (I still want mine autographed/pawtographed…price is no object)!!!!

  13. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    11:37 am on October 16th, 2011

    “A sudden movement to the left caught my attention, then hers. Something was there, then quickly it was gone. But it had been something large.”

    This is fun. Who’s next. Wookie

  14. Tupper and Gilly
    11:38 am on October 16th, 2011

    “Suddenly, from over the hill came a cacophony of noise as a silly Corgi herded a flock of chickens towards us. The one is black fur froze and…”

  15. Rose
    11:38 am on October 16th, 2011

    “Her nose twitching, full of smells both familiar, and strange…”

  16. Tupper and Gilly
    11:39 am on October 16th, 2011

    carpola! “The one IN black fur froze and….”

  17. BearSpiritDog
    11:50 am on October 16th, 2011

    “the temptation too strong, despite the fear, she moved forward…”

  18. Staff
    11:52 am on October 16th, 2011

    Just then a flock of chickens burst over the hill and cascaded down to us in a cackling feathery rush.

  19. bluecat
    11:52 am on October 16th, 2011

    “She lowered herself to the ground, eyes bright…”

  20. Tupper and Gilly
    11:59 am on October 16th, 2011

    “the thought of Siber’s Chicken Dinner recipe first and foremost in her mind”

  21. Melanie
    12:10 pm on October 16th, 2011

    You guys are cracklingcracking me up!

  22. B.Stover
    12:16 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “…eyes bright, she stalked the biggest chicken in the flock, moving intently toward the flapping feathers.”

  23. OleyHowlers
    12:17 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “She was hoping to fix that splendid recipe for her new bestest friend, Kat.”

  24. OleyHowlers
    12:18 pm on October 16th, 2011
  25. Staff
    12:20 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…

  26. OleyHowlers
    12:22 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Carpola! We submitted Kat’s pic to FOC, but we forgot to say her name!

  27. B.Stover
    12:23 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “One chicken was probably not enough. Could Kat help? The Corgis certainly could.”

  28. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:25 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Ghostly!…She looks like a little ghost-siber…heh!….Her wicked eye-makeup is awsome!…snort!

  29. Barb & Maggie
    12:25 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Suddenly, in the center of the flock there appeared a single sheep, foaming at the moth, bottom teeth bared in a frenzied, half crazed sneer…..

  30. Barb & Maggie
    12:26 pm on October 16th, 2011

    foaming at the mouth

  31. dawson
    12:31 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “The wind was still no more, it whipped up the crisp Fall leaves and that hid the sound of a masked puppy scampering up from behind and pouncing…”

  32. Masquers
    12:31 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Not seeing the rabid sheep, Kat burst onto the scene with the boundless enthusiasm of the very young.

  33. Siber-H
    12:32 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Kat looks like a red, female version of Demon in the movie Snowdogs. That’s a compliment.
    Thanks for the photos and please keep them coming. They grow up so fast, sniff sniff.

  34. B.Stover
    12:43 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “Things were moving quickly. Kat was in trouble. The smell of the sheep’s foaming mouth was nasty. I made a leap toward the scampering Kat.”

  35. Masquers
    12:43 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Siber: Yes! That’s who she looks like. What awesome eye makeup. I can see why the Howlers drove for 8 hours to pick her up!

  36. B.Stover
    12:48 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “In the melee of falling leaves, chicken feathers and bouncing pup, my Kromer cap fell off. I was looking the sheep in the eye.”

  37. Tipper and Gilly
    12:55 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “suddenly I recognized her. It’s EWE, I cried!”

  38. B.Stover
    1:04 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “The utter uselessness of my cry occurred to me.”

  39. B.Stover
    1:08 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “But wait! Was that foam coming for her mouth or…..”

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:08 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Ewe!…snort!heh!snort!…chorkel!

  41. B.Stover
    1:18 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “Was that foam coming from her mouth or….Was this a pug in sheep’s clothing? A pug who had stolen a frosty paw? A pug who had escaped from his yard!”

  42. Melanie
    1:39 pm on October 16th, 2011

    And did I spy a small knapsack on his back?

  43. Masquers
    1:50 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “Just then a shot rang out. No! Wait! I cried…”

  44. OleyHowlers
    1:58 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “Evil laughter was heard, and just then out from the forest stepped a borzoi in camoflauge.”

  45. BearSpiritDog
    2:03 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “He looked startled, then pointed towards the woods where something lay still upon the ground…”

  46. BearSpiritDog
    2:04 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “‘I have come to save the day!’ she cried…”

  47. Melanie
    2:15 pm on October 16th, 2011

    The borzoi threw the paint gun on the ground and rushed to the still figure on the rustling leaves. “Oh, vat have I done?”

  48. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    2:28 pm on October 16th, 2011

    I only vanted to keep little spugnik from playing harmonica! Natasha vas only trying to help by vashing it out vith soap. Ve did not realize ve vould have to RINSE it also.

  49. B.Stover
    2:43 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “I patted the borzoi’s head. ‘Don’t worry. The foam is not from the soap but from the frosty paw. See….He didn’t play the harmonica. He’s simply been biting on it. Is he injured? Why is he lying so still?'”

  50. B.Stover
    2:44 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “‘Or….Is he sleeping in a sitting position?'”

  51. Tupper and Gilly
    3:00 pm on October 16th, 2011

    It could be that he had stayed up too late watching the baseball game. It wasn’t a sheep disguise he was wearing, merely the fluffy new anorak his friend was making him for his upcoming trip to the wilds of Alaska.

  52. Snowhook Bella
    3:00 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “The pug snorted. It was his trademark response. When words fail, a well placed snort will always do.”

  53. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    3:03 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Now vait a minute! You go too far. Ve know this is story of fiction, but NO VON pats Borzoi on head! Is not dignified!

  54. Snowhook Bella
    3:16 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “The borzoi ducked her head. ‘Is clear you are not familiar vith Natasha, vonderful spy and femme fatal. Vill forgive just this vonce.” As she finished my introductory in proper spy etiqutte…”

  55. Snowhook Bella
    3:17 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Introductory lesson…sheesh

  56. Snowhook Bella
    3:17 pm on October 16th, 2011

    And shouldn’t be fatal…I give up.

  57. B.Stover
    3:34 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “The borzoi is frustrated after being patted on the head and steps on one of the chickens who gives a blood-curdling squeal. Kat decides it’s time to play and grabs the sheep’s clothing off of the pug and starts shaking it violently. The pub suddenly topples over and wakes up snorting and sneezing.”

  58. Barb & Maggie
    3:52 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Gah….Snort, What the hell is going on here? Wuffle, snuffle…

  59. Barb & Maggie
    4:09 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Off story here – Oley, you said Kat was picked up as a stray. Isn’t it unusual for an obviously purebred, well cared for young dog to be unclaimed? What do they think might have happened? Guess she was not MC’d? Do they think maybe whoever had her had a problem keeping her contained, and was facing a fine, etc?
    Is she about 4 months? Does she have her big girl teeth yet?
    She is a real beauty!

  60. Melanie
    4:11 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Kat dances on her hind legs, throwing the clothing up in the air . . . Oh, no The Pug is holding on with his teeth, he’s being whipped around in the air . . . Off he flies!

  61. BearSpiritDog
    4:13 pm on October 16th, 2011

    At that moment a plethora of Plunderers appear in the distance led by the Chicken Lady…

  62. OleyHowlers
    4:22 pm on October 16th, 2011

    (whispering in back of room)… Barb and Maggie, we keep scratching our heads about the same thing. How on earth can an obviously purebred Sibe be a stray at 4 months? She is microchipped now … was done at the ASPCA. They said she was found nearby and turned in. No info on her whatsoever. We suspect foul play….as in the person turning her in only “claimed” she was a stray.

  63. Barb & Maggie
    4:37 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Oley, That makes sense. Probably someone who got a puppy on a whim, didn’t research the breed, didn’t have time or space, blah, blah. At least they did the right thing and took her somewhere so she could be adopted.
    Most breeders tell puppy folks to bring the dog back and not put it in rescue if it doesn’t work out. Unless it was a pet shop purchase, then different story. At any rate, she certainly landed in a perfect place.

  64. Snowhook Bella
    4:39 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Natasha: Your report from this morning just showed up for me. It looks as though you’ve been busy and there is a lot going on with the Plunderers.

  65. B.Stover
    4:48 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “The Chicken Lady marched up to the snorting pug who had just landed in a circle of chickens with a sheep skin dropping on his curly tail. Kat was jumping up and down making the chicken feathers fly. Each Plunderer carried a wire cage. Arms akimbo, the Chicken Lady said…..”

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:56 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Heh!….Heh!…Youse guys are pretty funny!…snort!….So is that the end of the story?…chorkel!

    Project!…My friend has been really busy today creating more and more little cards…sniff!…Then we had to go over to my other house and I watched her and one of her Renters caulk some outside windows…grunt!…I snuffled around all my old haunts while they were working..sniff!sniff!…All kinds of guys have been on my property while I’ve been away…wheeze!…That makes me so damn mad!…grump!

  67. Snowhook Bella
    5:00 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “‘Plunderers, on three!” She instructed, “One,” they readied themselves, “two, three!” and with that, the Plunderers…”

  68. Rose
    5:08 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “Arms alimo, the Chicken Lady said, “Do you want the chicken fried, or grilled?”

  69. Rose
    5:10 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Those arms were akimbo, not a limo…..

  70. Rose
    5:13 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Off story, OH, Kat is a real beauty. Thanks for the picture!!!

    T&G: While no other four-leggeds could be as royal as you, are Chet’s new friends Caramel and Cocoa of your breed???

  71. Tupper and Gilly
    5:31 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Arms akimbo, the Chicken Lady said, “DOWN! All of you!”
    They all turned to look at her.
    “GAH!, We are already covered in DOWN, snort, gruffle!’ Where’s the dam vacuum cleaner?”

  72. Tupper and Gilly
    5:39 pm on October 16th, 2011

    (whispering – off story – yes Barb, Coco and Caramel do look like beautiful little Corgi faces. Maybe they will come join the blog. We need more Corgis!)

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:10 pm on October 16th, 2011

    End!…Of Story?….heh!…You guys were very creative today…snort!…Story-time on the blog…heh!…What ever happened to the chickens anyways?

    Corgis!…More? I vote “No”…sniff!

  74. Rose
    6:32 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Looking for advice on the Jack Reacher series:

    I just purchased “The Affair.” Would it be a good idea to read this book as the first, and then continue with the series in/out of order?

  75. Masquers
    6:36 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Same question here. Since The Affair is a prequel I am hoping it can be read out of sequence.

    I believe the game has started? Go Cardinals!

  76. Mollypop
    6:37 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Hello? Am I on the correct Chet the Dog blog?

  77. Rose
    6:44 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Hi Mollypop! This is the right blog.

  78. Siber-H
    6:44 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Rose, I would read the books in the order that Lee Child wrote them. I can’t say why because it would give something about “The Affair” away. I can say that it would make “The Affair” more enjoyable for you if you are already very familiar with Reacher.
    You have a lot of reading to do, but mom didn’t discover those books until “61 Hours”.

    Gus&BooBear? What do you guys think about Rose’s question?

  79. OleyHowlers
    6:45 pm on October 16th, 2011

    O.K. we promise …last one. We wanted to show you that we are busy training the Pipsqueak on spy techniques. Sasha is the one off-camera barking orders.

  80. Rose
    6:48 pm on October 16th, 2011

    SiberH: I am new to the Reacher series. Did your mom start the series by reading “61 Hours.” I’m thinking reading “The Affair” would be a good idea since it is the prequel. Does Child recommend reading the prequel first?

  81. Macy the Min-pin
    6:51 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Awww what a precious pup.

    Dad was flipping channels earlier (imagine that) and ran across the Indy car race just as a horrible accident was happening. The reigning Indy 500 winner, Dan Welden, was killed. It was a very somber afternoon as the drivers waited for the news.

    And now back to the cutie!

  82. bluecat
    6:53 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Siber-H – have you already read The Affair? Fast reading. I think you’re right about reading them in the order in which he wrote them. Reacher rocks and Lee Child’s okay, too. :-)

    OHs – Mom wants to come live with you. Dogs. Horses. Cats. Please continue to download/upload pictures. Everyone looks happy in the latest Adventures with Pipsqueak. She is beyond cute.

  83. Rose
    6:57 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Just back from Lee Childs’s website. The recommended if you must read them in chronological order, says to start with “The Enemy” (prequel), then “The Affair” (prequel), and then to continue in order. I believe it is also stated the books could be read out of order.

    Awww, OH! Kat is soo cute, I can’t stand it! She is definitely in a great home, with great mentors.

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:57 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Molly!…. heh!…These guys all made up a story today and I was a Pug in Sheeps Clothing….snort!….That’s pretty funny…sniff!…Even if I still don’t know happened to all the chickens…chorkel!

  85. Barb & Maggie
    6:58 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Oley, Is she in a fenced area or totally loose? Does she wander off?

  86. Siber-H
    7:04 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Mom read “61 Hours” first because a review said that it could function as a stand alone book. After “61 Hours” she started at the beginning of the series and read them in order. I believe that Lee Child says that the books should be read in order. “The Affair” may be a prequel but it does help to have the background of all the other books.
    The Jack Reacher series is very easy to read. There aren’t a bunch of characters you have to remember and the stories don’t jump around from place to place. Complicated novels are rewarding to read but the Reacher series is very entertaining without having to tax your brain.

  87. Barb & Maggie
    7:05 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Did anyone notice the PBS has “A Murder of Crows” on at 7:00? We would never have known that meant a group of crows, if not for this blog. Also Masterpiece Mystery has a 2 hour mystery with Jackson Brodie as the lead character. That is the guy in Kate Atkinson’s books that we have read and loved. Have to watch that. Bee, how about you, are you going to watch it? It’s on at 8:00 cst.

  88. OleyHowlers
    7:11 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Maggie, not to worry. If you click on that last picture, you’ll see that she is on a cable (which is hooked to a 50-ft cable with “trolley”). Mom knows about us Sibes…we are all born with wanderlust. Mom says the pipsqueak is too young to train on our Invisible Fence so we can’t run with her as much as we want. Its difficult to be patient.

  89. Siber-H
    7:13 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Bluecat, Yes, We have read The Affair. We liked it.

    There are three of us now saying that the Reacher series should be read in order. You will get more out of them if you do.

    Fellow Sibers, Pictures are always welcome and that is a cute one. Kat is going to really enjoy being with you guys.

  90. Snowhook Bella
    7:17 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Rose: The pile of cuteness that is currently asleep on my feet will be heading your way shortly. She has packed and re-packed in preparation. She has wondered if she should bring more chapstick in case you like to eat it as well as wear it; I told her one will do just fine.

  91. B.Stover
    7:30 pm on October 16th, 2011

    B&M: Yes, I’m going to watch the new Masterpiece Theater series.

  92. B.Stover
    7:33 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Rio: The plethora of Plunderers put the chickens in the wire cages and took them back to the Chicken Lady out of harms way. Kat is back playing with her brothers and sisters and the pug has been secretly put back in his yard. The narrator is figuring out another story.

  93. Snowhook Bella
    7:45 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Secretly put back in your yard—does that ever happen to you?

  94. Barb & Maggie
    8:16 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Bee, You’ll have to let us know what you think of the new series. Do you know how many segments there will be?

    Oley, yes we saw the red cable. Now we can relax!

  95. Melanie
    8:19 pm on October 16th, 2011

    I’m going to try that “Case Histories” on Masterpiece Theater, but will wait until it’s on the internet.

    Thanks for all joining in today!

    I love puppies
    Puppies are for me
    I love puppies
    Their as cute as cute can be!

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:29 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Brutal!…Walk done….wheeze!cough!….We came downstairs just in time to see the Cardinals score big time…Wooooooo!… First inning and they are already ahead by 4…yeep!yeep!

    Excitement!….If St Louie wins tonight they are going to the World Series!…Woooooo! …How exciting is that!?…snorkel!….I sure hope Wookie is watching his under-birds tonight…wuffle!

    Stover!…Thanks for the Ending Re-cap…snort!…Maybe next time I will be allowed by someone here to join in on the story…heh!heh!

  97. B.Stover
    8:37 pm on October 16th, 2011

    B&M: I think the series is in three episodes.

  98. Snowhook Bella
    8:45 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Melanie: Great idea! Next time I get the nerve to read in class, I will picture that I’m reading in the kennel. Of course, if my imagination is too good I might give an ear scratch to an unsuspecting two-legged. :)

  99. Mollypop
    9:04 pm on October 16th, 2011

    The weather channel is showing The Race to Nome.

  100. Melanie
    9:05 pm on October 16th, 2011

    “Their” I wrote “Their”? Jeez Louise. I NEED TO FIND MY COMPUTER GLASSES!

    Excuse me . . . ahem . . .

    “They’re as cute as cute can be!”

    I am singing that in my head. It a song from some commercial way back when . . .
    Nope don’t remember.

    Patsy is huffing at me through her jowls. It’s time for bed.
    TTFN

  101. Staff
    9:06 pm on October 16th, 2011

    I am going down to the basement to watch the big TV as opposed tot he computer. BBL GO NICKY PUNTO!!!

  102. BearSpiritDog
    9:21 pm on October 16th, 2011

    We must wait for Case Histories to come on next week (i hope) They showing only a preview online tonight. Song Catcher came in at last, so that is on the schedule for tonight – Bear

  103. Snowhook Bella
    9:28 pm on October 16th, 2011

    MMCS: I am trying to get the next calendar put together that I would advertise on the Musher’s Mercantile, but I am trying to get it ready for the MMCS.

    Last year I made a neck gaitor for Coach to wear at the re-start of the race. I made it quickly. I insisted it wasn’t my best workmanship, yet he insisted on wearing it (in fact, he took it back home to wear in the not so well known frigid temperatures of southern Utah). Each of those in our pit crew asked wear Coach got his neck gaitor. There have been requests from members of the pit crew for neck gaitors of their own.

    I am making dog paw neck gaitors for the pit crew, yet can make them for the MMCS if there would be any interest. Below is the fabric used for the neck gaitor.

  104. Mollypop
    9:42 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Mom is all nervous watching The Race to Nome, but we already know how it comes out. She is such a wuss.

  105. Siber-H
    9:51 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Mollypop, I have seen that before on the Weather Channel. There is also a book out by the same name.

  106. Snowhook Bella
    9:52 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Mollypop: It’s a small world. I was on the Serum Run expedition as snowmachine support when the Race to Nome was filmed. Hannah is highlighted in the show; her father Mark helped me with my snowhmachine. We had to make it up a steep hill and my machine towing a trailer wasn’t up to the channel. I paid Mark in frozen gummy bears. Before he drove my snowmachine up the hill he said, “If something goes wrong, tell my wife I did if for gummy bears!”

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:54 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Gator!….Rebeccer, I will need one…sniff!…Even though I don’t really have a neck…heh!…My friend will probably want one…snort!

    Project!… Golly, she worked for hours and hours and hours today on that Gift Card Project…sniff!…She feels like she is maybe half way done…grunt!… Her fingers have rolled and glued so much paper she can hardly lift her water glass….heh!…I think she is done for the day now. We need to concentrate on this crazy game!….Wooooo!…Go Cards!…snort!

  108. dawson
    10:41 pm on October 16th, 2011

    I’m depressed watching the 3rd inning of last night’s baseball game. What a disaster. I think I’ll delete the rest of the game and watch Masterpiece Mystery instead.
    Neck gaiters: You can’t have too many neck gaiters. I’m in.

  109. C. Harris
    10:49 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Winter wonderland today. Pretty and peaceful. Took the dogs for two walks on the flood plains. By the end of the month I expect it to be too cold or for the snow to be too deep so I am trying to let the dogs run loose now. I am also gathering up books to read over winter.

  110. Snowhook Bella
    11:03 pm on October 16th, 2011

    CHarris: I’m jealous. It’s been nothing but rain and mud at the kennel. It started raining last night and hasn’t stopped. I just finished slipping and slidding through my evening chore routine.

  111. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:10 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Suffer!…. Gee Dawson, Staff and I suffered through 7 or 8 innings last night…grunt!…Till we just had to give up and go eat popcorn and ice cream…heh!

    Cardinals!….Looks like the Cards are going to the World Series unless something really amazing happens …Woooooo!… I really feel sorry for that Braun guy on the Brewers team…sniff!…He played so good. But even he can’t hit anything tonight…wuffle!

  112. Snowhook Bella
    11:18 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Rio: Popcorn and ice cream must taste better than a couch cushion, no?

  113. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:23 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Yaaawwn!…. We are happy that the Cardinals are going to win!….Wooooo!….But we both are so tired we can’t keep our eyes open…sniff!….So off to my warm soft bed I go….wuffle!…Goodnight all you late night guys…sneeze!

  114. Barb & Maggie
    11:28 pm on October 16th, 2011

    We watched Case Histories and it was very good. Jason Isaacs is perfect for the part of Jackson Brodie. He looks just like we pictured him while reading the books. They gave previews for “Next Time” for part 2. Does that mean next Sunday?

    Going to hit the sack. Sweet dreams eveyone, and Go Cards!

  115. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    11:39 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Please – vhat is neck gaitor? Is American expression ve haf not heard before

  116. dawson
    11:50 pm on October 16th, 2011

    Borzoi: A neck gaiter is like a leg warmer for the neck. You pull it on over the head and it encircles your neck, keeping out the wind and snow.

  117. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    12:05 am on October 17th, 2011

    is ok. Now ve understand. In my country ve haf something like this. Only wraps around neck. Is called scarf.

  118. Snowhook Bella
    12:05 am on October 17th, 2011

    Auction Central has been thanked with a race story all their own, yet thanks to each of you who contributed, edited, resized photos, or bid—you made Snowhook’s first online auction a success.

    Irresistible

    I may have been partly or wholly to blame, yet the way I see it, the moment’s lack of resolve could hardly have been avoided.

    ***

    They hatched mid-day when I was away, with disappointment at my absence and eagerness of what the next moments would bring, I lifted the roof of the dog house to find mama embraced by the open mouths of eight pups. Stroking the right side of her face, I congratulated the new mother, “Twig, beautiful girl, you did well,” in answer, her head pressed heavy against my hand. “May I?”

    As I reached for the first, the largest pup, black with burst of white fur and the requisite pink belly, the long, freckled nose of his mother nuzzled my hand. Careful, watch the head, she cautioned.

    One by one, gently and with joy, I lifted, examined and held each. Six girls and two boys, each completely and purely perfect. White and small, she was the last subjected to my affection and adoration. I lifted the pup, eyes closed to the world and an open mouth searching for the warm and giving undercarriage of her mother, I held her in the palm of my hand. She held me in hers.

    The bubble gum belly exposed was more than I could resist. Without thought, my thumb glided over her pink belly. It would be the first of many tummies given to the small girl.

    ***

    Time would turn the pups, once able to fit in my palm to full grown canines of varying sizes, yet throughout her puppyhood, the routine remained the same. During free run with her siblings, never straying more than a few yards she would return back and demand to be lifted and given a belly rub. One evening, holding her in my arms, giving the obligatory—no obligation at all—stroke of her belly, I confided, “Little one, it is going to be a long trail to Nome if we have to stop every few miles for a belly rub.”

  119. dawson
    12:28 am on October 17th, 2011

    Snowhook Bella: Your “affection and adoration” for the puppies shows through with every word. Thank you for those words.

  120. Macy the Min-pin
    12:45 am on October 17th, 2011

    Oh Bella, it is so bella.

    Maggie dear, I hear that cardinals are quite tasty :)

    Nite nite

  121. Rose
    7:06 am on October 17th, 2011

    Belle: I am excited to know that you are packed, and ready for your mission. I think your two-legged mistress is right, one chapstick will be fine.

    Rebecca: I would love a gaitor! I always seem to get emotional when I read your writing. Reaching for a Kleenex now…sniff.

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