Spence here, reporting from the BlogPaws conference in Salt Lake City. Yesterday I met some interesting types, both bi- and quadripedal, including blogger extraordinaire, Hairy Putter.

Today I’m on a panel about how to get published – owning a printing press is always best – and I’ll be attending talks on animal welfare and how to run WordPress, the latter several years too late, which this blog community will please refrain from pointing out. Also I’ll be signing books, along with Dorothy Hearst, before my panel.

Welcome Sami and UPS-eyeing dude.

And here I am with Hairy Putter.


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175 Responses to “BlogPaws”

  1. c.hobbit
    11:28 am on June 22nd, 2012

    What a great photo!
    Gosh, I am never first. What happened to everyone else?

  2. Snowhook Bella
    11:28 am on June 22nd, 2012

    Ah ha! Today’s post at last!

  3. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:33 am on June 22nd, 2012

    Grunt!…I was still posting on yesterdays No Post…heh!heh!…Great Photo of Spencer and Hairy…chorkel!

  4. BearSpiritDog
    11:38 am on June 22nd, 2012

    Hurray! New post for today!
    Very nice photo!

  5. B.Stover
    11:43 am on June 22nd, 2012

    It looks like both Hairy and Spence are having fun.

    Good morning all.

  6. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:43 am on June 22nd, 2012

    Hairy!…He writes a Review Blog and he even reviews Wine…heh!

  7. Siber-H
    11:44 am on June 22nd, 2012

    Great photo of Spence and friend!!
    Spence remembered us!!

  8. Masquers
    11:45 am on June 22nd, 2012

    Is it just me, or does the woman speaking now sound like scratching on a blackboard. Very irritating.

  9. Rose
    11:45 am on June 22nd, 2012

    I was waiting for today’s post!
    Yipee! Rebecca will meet Spence!
    SiberH, Rio, and T&G: Gee, you guys made me blush with your comments about my ID. Rio, I wish you were in that picture with me! And, hey, your guys were in the winner’s circle last night!

    Bear , I love your ID photo!

    Great picture of Spence!!

    Rebecca, we want some pictures! Ask Spence to sign your arm, and then get it tattooed over! 🙂

  10. B.Stover
    11:51 am on June 22nd, 2012

    I love that picture of Hairy Putter and his reviewer buddy. They look as though they’re ready to go on that wine…and a vineyard behind them. Thanks for posting it Rio.

    What is WordPress?

  11. Masquers
    11:51 am on June 22nd, 2012

    Sorry, that was mean.
    Riö: Thanks for the photo of Hairy and his friend.
    Hi Rose!

  12. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:51 am on June 22nd, 2012

    Tattoed!…heh!snort!heh!…Only a New Yorker would think of something like that…chorkel!

  13. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:52 am on June 22nd, 2012

    Maskers!…I had to take my little headphones off because her voice was making me krazy…grunt!

  14. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:53 am on June 22nd, 2012

    WordPress!…Is the software that this here blog is running on…heh!heh!

  15. Rose
    11:54 am on June 22nd, 2012

    Masquers, hello!!!!

  16. Alice M. Johnson
    11:57 am on June 22nd, 2012

    Masquers, I made Staff turn off the sound on that lady also. She is good on kats, but hard to listen to..

  17. Masquers
    11:57 am on June 22nd, 2012

    At last…she’s finished.

  18. Snowhook Bella
    12:04 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Oh, no. What if I have a voice that is hard to listen at the event in Florence? People will walk out in droves and I will disappoint Stinky Mama. Gah!

  19. B.Stover
    12:07 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Thanks Rio.

  20. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:09 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rebecca!…Nonsense!…What time is Spencer due to sign books?…snort!

  21. Masquers
    12:10 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Bella: Don’t worry. That would never happen in a million years.

  22. Snowhook Bella
    12:20 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Still no sign of famed author and man with dog in his soul, Spencer Quin. Sources say Admin has been spotted but keeping a low profile. Earlier reports by conference goers suggested Quinn was masquerading as a dog in a tutu. This investigative reported confirmed that it was not Spencer Quinn, but a pit bull clothed in pink and purple tule. This has been me reporting live from SLC where cats are king and dogs are the cat’s meow.

  23. OleyHowlers
    12:26 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Good Day Everyone! Great picture of Spence and Hairy.
    Those folks at blogpaws will probably be reading our every word today!

  24. BearSpiritDog
    12:35 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Ah, um…Bear has an announcement to make. We are now the proud owners of the Royal Mum’s fabulous Turquoise Fetish Bear!!!

    As you all know, Bear fell in love with Amalia’s beautiful Medicine Bear as soon as it appeared on the MMSB store shelf. You will also remember that it sold almost immediately. Needless to say someone here was very disappointed. Then, on Tuesday, something unexpected happened. A package arrived in the mail. With a gasp of surprise and delight the box was opened, the wrapping removed and the wonderful contents revealed. The note within told of a kind request by a lovely, generous Plunderer in NY to the beautiful, talented artist in the east, with instructions to send said bear on to a certain BearSpiritDog in the west.

    Needless to say, we have been celebrating and twirling ever since. It doesn’t get any better than this.

  25. Snowhook Bella
    12:38 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Two pugs! I saw two, count ‘me two pugs today. The black tile floor was challenging their fear of water and faith in their ability to walk on said water. In the end they Rio-ed up and conquered their fear. Nary a pug was harmed in the crossing of the tile floor.

  26. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:47 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rio-ed Up!…heh!snort!heh!…This reminds me of how Beau tippity-tippity toes across the kitchen floor…heh!

  27. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:52 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Bear!…That is AWESOME!…Wow!Wow!…Isn’t Stinky Mama the most talented Plunderer ever!?…snorkel!

  28. BearSpiritDog
    12:54 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Just tried to post a link but it’s not showing up…says duplicate comment detected…hmmm.

  29. Tupper and Gilly
    12:57 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    First “poodled-up” and now “Rio-ed up”
    Sheesh – what’s next? “Aliced-up” for being sassy? “Basil-ed up” for being beautiful but not all that bright? “Gilly-ed up” for being demanding of attention?

    And Rio – don’t you dare suggest “Peter-ed up” for having a pointy head!

    We are sorry to report that we are unable to capture the picute and article that was in the newspaper. Our local paper is still rather small-town in their online version – only the top stories make it. Now, we know that Rebecca is a top story, but in their ignorance, they dont’ get that fact. But we can show the picture that we used for the press releases:

  30. Tupper and Gilly
    1:00 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    and the press release:

    An Evening in Alaska

    Rebecca Savidis, of Snowhook Kennel, Willow, Alaska will present “An Evening in Alaska – Stories of the Mushing Life of an Iditarod Race Team” on Friday, June 29 at 7 pm at the VFW hall in Florence.

    Co-owner and trainer of the Snowhook team, and author of many short stories about being owned by Sled Dogs, Rebecca will share the adventures of the Idiatarod Trail, the one thousand mile trek across the Alaskan Wilderness. Three time runners of the race, the team is made up of dogs of different personalities. While some dogs are born and raised at Snowhook, many members of the team are rescue dogs, including “Florence” the newest member. All the dogs live happy lives as part of this remarkable kennel, their forever home. What they all have in common is that they want to run, they need to run and they love to run!

    The evening will be filled with stories of laughter at the antics of the dogs, of poignant moments in caring for some of the rescued dogs, and the excitement and challenge of running “The Last Great Race on Earth”, the Iditarod.

    Admission to the family friendly event is free, and donations going directly to Snowhook Kennel will be accepted. There will also be Alaska and Sled Dog themed gift items for sale, with all proceeds going to support Snowhook’s dogs

    The Florence VFW will have refreshments available for purchase, and there will be an information table on the “Service Dogs for Wounded Warriors Project”.

  31. BearSpiritDog
    1:01 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rio: We are in awe of Golinka’s talent and soon others will be as well. In the not too distant future she will be one of the most famous artists on the East Coast.

    Tupper&Gilly: That is one of our favorite pictures of the beautiful SnowBella of the North.

  32. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:06 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Fluffy!…I wonder if she is wearing that hat in Salt Lake City today…heh!snort!

  33. Snowhook Bella
    1:08 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Now, I know what I will be talking about at the end of the month thanks to the press release… Snicker.

  34. Snowhook Bella
    1:13 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rio: the day that picture was taken, I believe it was -43 that morning. Henry’s belly was warm and his fur kept my hands warm. Good little guy, Henry.

  35. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:20 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Balmy!…Whats the temp in Utah today?…snort!…That hotel has a great big pool – at least it does in the photo…heh!heh!…Why haven’t you met up with Spencer yet? Is he hiding or just too short to see in the crowd?…grunt!

  36. OleyHowlers
    1:22 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Thanks for posting the release, Royal Mum. Now we are more excited than ever to hear the Great Talk. Wonder which one of us will be going? So far, voting is tied 2-2.

  37. Snowhook Bella
    1:23 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    If only I was as tall as AJ so I could see over the crowd and find Spence and/or Admin.

  38. Siber-H
    1:24 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Thanks T&G Great write up!! It is better than those done by people who get paid to do it.
    You guys know that at the same time we are trying to help the Snowhook Team reach Nome, we are also helping to support a small dog rescue. AJ and Rebecca rescue dogs they know will never be Iditarod dogs.

    There should be at least one Husky at blogpaws. How could they not invite at least one Husky.

  39. Rose
    1:25 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    The Royal Mum’s art is incredible! The Prof and I love our fetish bears!

  40. Snowhook Bella
    1:30 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Did I fail to mention that Florence, the rescue dog not the village was named at the, er, suggestion of a certain stinker, I mean Stinky Mama. Florence is a tiny girl that was not chosen for the musher’s team because of her size. She is the size of our dear Rory. Great things come in small packages. Rory was one such thing.

  41. Tupper and Gilly
    1:38 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    And the tiny village of Florence is another!

    Ok – we admit it – we kinda fibbed about a dog named Florence when we were dealing with a habitual nay-sayer early on in the publicity push. He wanted to know what possible connection there could be between an Alaskan sled dog team, and this area.

    Only after fessing up to Rebecca about our nose-lengthening tale did she mention that they had just rescued a little female whose name was as yet unknown to them.

    hmmmmm – magic sometimes happens…..

  42. Snowhook Bella
    1:41 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Golinka: What I forgot to tell you was the day after your confession, a certain little girl got loose. When I steppe out of the house I saw her visiting each of her friends in the kennel. I thought ‘what the hell.’ “Florence!” I called and that little girl ran up to me, smile on her face and a wag in her tail. It was settled.

  43. Tupper and Gilly
    1:46 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rebecca – tee hee

  44. Snowhook Bella
    1:47 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Golinka: I think the two of you were in cahoots, such is the Plunderer way.

  45. Tupper and Gilly
    1:50 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Cahooting is the best of Mama’s talents

  46. Snowhook Bella
    2:00 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    SQPA, master of disguise and evasive tactics demons elusive. Rumors abound that a two-legged perp was caught sampling a dog pillow at one of the display tables. Said perp claimed to be from the east coast and jet lagged. Could this be SPQA? Inquiring minds want to know.

  47. Snowhook Bella
    2:02 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Remains not demons. Damn iPaw.

  48. Snowhook Bella
    2:09 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rose what if I did ask Spence to sign my arm and he spells it wrong. I run the risk of having Quencer Spin in permant ink on my person.

  49. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:09 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Pillow!…Sampling a dawg-pillow?…sniff!…He can’t be that jet lagged, good grief! He gained two hours yesterday…gruffle!

  50. BearSpiritDog
    2:11 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rose: You could have added another Fetish Bear to your collection, but choose to have it sent West instead. For that we will always be grateful.

  51. Masquers
    2:13 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rebecca: No worries. We here on the blog skip over iPaw errors and read posts correctly. A sort of automatic auto correct. Heh.

  52. Melanie
    2:26 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Struggling to keep eyes open . . I am now in the air conditioning. It took from 8 am to 12:30 pm to get the stairs in the pool! They are very sturdy and do not wiggle at all. I worked by myself until 10 am and then the nephews arrived.

    After lunch Zoe and I took the dogs out and sat in the shade. Mattie went in first then Kati. They out and Grace got in. She got out and Rose went in followed by Mattie. This went on for some time. Finally Mac got in! Franklin wouldn’t go in without Zoe.

    I a som freaking tired. Mush shut eyes.

  53. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:29 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Melanie!…Why didn’t you go in? Or were you in for all that time?…sniff!

  54. BearSpiritDog
    2:31 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Melanie: Dog! You’ve been working like a dog!

  55. Snowhook Bella
    2:41 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Spotted! I think I have spotted our author!

  56. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:44 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    YEEEPPPP!…I had almost given up hope!…(not really!)…snort!snort!

  57. Snowhook Bella
    2:44 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Shaking! I shook his hand, got a hug and can’t stop shaking! I spotted him during lunch and introduced myself. He is very nice and his head isn’t as pointy as I expected.

  58. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:47 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Hey, y’all! Mom and Dad are still working on that stupid laundry room! Now they’re talking about having vents and outlets moved around. I think they ought to just relax and give me some tummy rubs instead!

  59. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:49 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Lunch!…What was he eating??…sniff!sniff!

  60. Snowhook Bella
    2:50 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    (whispering) I presented him with a Snowhook shirt and thanked him for bringing Snowhook with the Plunderers. He left and said he wanted to put it on so he could get a picture. I told him I thought I’d be strung up if we didn’t get a picture. Snort!

  61. OleyHowlers
    2:52 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Bella met SQ!!!! Wow!!! We are simply WOWed.
    And the to think: Next week we will meet Bella. It is almost like getting SQ to do a book-signing!

  62. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:55 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Photo!…Do you think he will come back???…snort!…You have to get a photo with him in the Snowhook shirt…OR ELSE!…huffle!puffle!

  63. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:22 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    ((((sigh))))!…I hate waiting…sniff!

  64. Snowhook Bella
    3:25 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rio: Please check your SDD.

  65. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:30 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Awwwww!…This is wonderful!…snort!

  66. bluecat
    3:34 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Awwwww…they both look so happy 🙂

  67. Snowhook Bella
    3:35 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Come back! Not only did he come back, but we say out in the hallway and chatted for quite a while. I will be going to his session later this afternoon. Twirling!

  68. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:36 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Shirt!…I hope he keeps the shirt on. It seems to just fit in so many ways…chuffle!

  69. bluecat
    3:39 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Hey, Rio. Thanks for being picture putter-upper.

  70. Siber-H
    3:39 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Yippie!! Thanks Rebecca and Spence!

    For what it is worth, I like iPaw errors. They can be so funny.

  71. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:40 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    BluKat!…It was my pleasure…snorkel!

  72. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:57 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rebecca!…Did he say anything about the blog or the Plunderers or anything in general?…heh!heh!

  73. BearSpiritDog
    4:01 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rebecca & Spence!!!
    This is just the Best Day!

  74. Masquers
    4:38 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Bella: What does it say on your ID holder?

  75. OleyHowlers
    4:51 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Thanks for sending the picture Bella, and for posing together Bella and Spence, and for putting it up Rio.
    Lots of Twirling and Howling going on here !!!

  76. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:00 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Panel!…I think Spencers panel starts soon. I can’t seem to get the program to download so I can look at it…grump!

  77. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:01 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Schedule!…I mean, not program, although I guess they are interchangable…sniff!

  78. Masquers
    5:03 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Never mind…….

  79. Masquers
    5:08 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Riö: Last I checked they were still off air.

  80. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:10 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Maskers!…I’ll be very surprized if they show this panel discussion live…grunt!…It would be great to see, but I’m not holding my bad breath…sniff!

  81. Barb & Maggie
    5:17 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    What a day, and a great picture of Rebecca and Spence. Thanks for taking the time to get it on the blog.

    Barb is feeling almost as tired as Melanie. Got up at 4:00 a.m., couldn’t sleep. May not make it long tonight.

  82. Barb & Maggie
    5:17 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    What a day, and a great picture of Rebecca and Spence. Thanks for taking the time to get it on the blog.

    Barb is feeling almost as tired as Melanie. Got up at 4:00 a.m., couldn’t sleep. May not make it long tonight.

  83. Masquers
    5:17 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Riö, You are probably right. It isn’t listed on the schedule of events.

  84. Melanie
    5:20 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rio, I was using the electric screwdriver. It doesn’t do well in the water.


    Awake now. Whew, I didn’t doze . . . I zonked out!

    Hmm, must see if I can enlarge the picture, find a frame and put it on a certain table during the end of June . .

  85. BearSpiritDog
    5:21 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Barb&Magpie: Double D. You must be tired! Let’s hope it is all worth it.

  86. Alice M. Johnson
    5:23 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Masquers, This pic is better than the first one, but it is still rather small for the area so it is a little fuzzy when enlarged to fit the area. It is better though.

  87. dawson
    5:24 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Oh that is a great picture of Spencer and Putter.
    Rose: What a lovely, giving, sweet person you are. That bear is absolutely beautiful!
    This is very exciting and the anticipation of the day when Snowhook gives her presentation is heart palpitating!
    KirbyT: Hooray for the Fear the Fish team!
    Melanie: Hope all is well.

  88. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:29 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Maskers!…What a great Badge ID….Wooooo!…Now we’re talking buddy!…heh!heh!

  89. Barb & Maggie
    5:56 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Bear, Not sure how the Double D happened! Also, did we miss your answer? What are we to do with Dog Who Dances after we finish it, which will be tomorrow? You are right, we love the book!

  90. Buddy
    6:11 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Purrfect picture, Masquers

  91. Rose
    6:38 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Bear, the Medicine Bear looks right at home in his place of honor. He is definitely in rightful forever home!

    Masquers, I love your patriotic picture!!

    What a terrific picture of Spence and the lovely, star in the making, Rebecca!!
    Rio, thanks so much for posting it to the blog!

  92. Rose
    6:45 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rebecca: Your comment about the tatoo cracked me up!

    Hey, I wonder if the blog post for tomorrow is going to be about YOU, YOU, YOU!!!! 🙂

  93. Melanie
    6:47 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    To water or not to water that is the question:
    Whether ’tis nobler to water the fragile plants
    The soft and flowing to their roots,
    Or to see if rain comes in a sea of downpour,
    And by opposing drown them?

    Best to check the radar around 7:30 pm.

  94. Masquers
    6:54 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Thanks guys. Heh. too bad I don’t have a photo of me playing the sax at one of my Friday night gigs.

  95. Snowhook Bella
    6:54 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Oh my, oh my! Where to start? Spence was on a panel about how to get published. He used a PowerPoint and showed pictures that reflected each of his talking points. Toward the end he talked about social media and the blog. He flipped to a slide that showed the quilt and the CTD patch side by side. Then to my surprise he had me stand up in front of everyone.

    He was very gracious and even took time after the session to speak with me. He offered to let me bounce ideas off him about writing and—this is a big and— he presented me with a first edition of The Dog Who to entered into the pawction! He asked if writing a special message in it would make it more desirable. What does it say: Go Snowhook!

    It was a great day and his presentation was wonderful.

    Twirling, twirling, twirling…


  96. Melanie
    7:00 pm on June 22nd, 2012


    How absolutely wonderful! .. . .

  97. Snowhook Bella
    7:09 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Friends don’t let friends splort and twirl.

  98. Rose
    7:13 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Whooooooeeeee, Rebecca! I’m so excited I’m twirling myself!!!!!!

  99. Rose
    7:16 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Who knew? Today was take your dog to work day!

  100. OleyHowlers
    7:20 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    That sounds fantastic, Rebecca! We are so glad you’re having a great time. Thanks for the expert reporting.

  101. Snowhook Bella
    7:20 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rose: Were there lightening bolts today? Being on the road, I can’t keep up will Belle Starr’s blur schedule.

  102. Riö –The Evil Pug
    7:20 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    TWIRLING!….WOOOOOO!…snort!snort!….Skipping and Twirling, I’m skipping and Twirling….wooooOOOOOOoooOOOOOooooOOOOoo!…The Auction is going to be a Dandy!…chuffle!

  103. BearSpiritDog
    7:24 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Barb&Magpie: No you didn’t miss our comment. As far as we know no one else has signed up for The Dog Who Danced. Put the question out there. Maybe someone will respond before you return it to Wolfie.

    OMD!!! Rebecca! This is Unbelievably Awesome! Can this day get any better? You tell me!

  104. Snowhook Bella
    7:24 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    I didn’t get to go to any of the writing session offered in Alaska during race season. AJ said to attend the conference, especially Spence’s session to make up for my missed education. Spence’s session was, how would Chet say?—worth it.

    Despite all the time I spent with Spence, I never did meet Admin. I wonder if i will see near the bar?

  105. Riö –The Evil Pug
    7:27 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Plans!…What are your plans now Rebecca?…snort!…Are you jetting off to Atlanta soon?? grunt!…Do not lose sight of that special book whatever and wherever you go…sneeze!….Wooooo!

  106. Melanie
    7:27 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    I believe you will see him near the bar. Pretzels and Cahors make a great combination.

    BBL Need to be on heating pad.

  107. Masquers
    7:30 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    How rude. Staff did such a great job on my Badge and I forgot to thank her. Staff, Thank you for doing it – it’s, like Buddy says, purrfect.

  108. Riö –The Evil Pug
    7:33 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Staff!…She’s been working her tail off in those big labs cranking out all these new Badges – I think she needs a standing ovation!…grunt!…..

  109. B.Stover
    7:34 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Wonderful picture of Spence and Rebecca. That is great about the Dog Who first edition going into the auction.

  110. Riö –The Evil Pug
    7:35 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    HOT!…Damned Hot!Hot!Hot! in Arlington, TX…snort!…The Rockies are getting ready to play Texas…shudder!…I just hope its not a blood-bath…sniff!

  111. Snowhook Bella
    7:40 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    I think I may have missed my final opportunity to meet Admin. As I approached the bar, a mess of security personnel hauled away someone. I didn’t get a look at who it was, but clearly heard him cry, “Knob Creek is too a food group!”

  112. B.Stover
    7:45 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Melanie: I like your soliloquy.

    Met a friend for an early dinner and just got back.

  113. B.Stover
    7:49 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    What is Knob Creek?

  114. BearSpiritDog
    7:52 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Joining Rio in a round of applause for Staff. Thanks for slaving away on the Plunderer’s IDs. If not for you we wouldn’t have no _ Badges.

  115. Rose
    7:55 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rebecca: Lightning bolts have been put on hold for a bit. You should be able to keep up with Belle Starr’s blur schedule now. Question is, can she keep up with yours?

  116. Rose
    7:57 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Doing the wave for Staff! Alice M. up top.

  117. Rose
    7:59 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    B: Just Googled Knob Creek. It is a fine whiskey.

  118. OleyHowlers
    8:06 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Cheers to Staff and all of her hard work on our IDs!!!

    We don’t know how to do those clapping icons that Rio does.

  119. bluecat
    8:10 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Wow. Today has been like Christmas morning, with beautiful pictures and auction news. Waiting for the 29th will be like waiting for New Year’s Eve and champagne celebrations. Wow.

  120. Kathy
    8:10 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Loved meeting Spencer & Hairy Putter today at #blogpaws @blogpaws @chetthedog

  121. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:20 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Danishmama!….snort!….Another lucky person who got to meet ole pointy head…sniff!

  122. Melanie
    8:35 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Hi Kathy! Isn’t Spencer cool? How did you like Hairy Putter?

    I have enjoyed my day. Since I was going to sleep on the heating pad I just decided I might as well go to sleep.

    Thank you B.Stover.

    From the Newf Ladies of Riverbear . . (They are all dressed in tutus and a string of pearls. Mattie also has a tiara on and Rose is sporting a rose wrapped around each ear. They curtesy to the west . .) Woof OOO, Staff!


  123. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:42 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    YES!…Texas OUT at the Plate!,…Wooooooo!….Cargo threw it perfectly…heh!…Rockies are behind, but they have FIRE tonight!….Wooooo!

  124. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:43 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Game!….I wonder if Spencer and Rebecca are watching the game with us tonight…snorkel!sneeze!

  125. B.Stover
    9:00 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Thank you Rose.

  126. BearSpiritDog
    9:00 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    We have Twirled ourselves into exhaustion.
    Supper, a movie, then beddy by – Bear

  127. Macy the Min-pin
    9:20 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Hmm, the Rangers are playing some team that I don’t believe I have seen before, perhaps a minor league team?

  128. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:26 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Macy!…Don’t even start…grunt!

  129. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:26 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    2006!…I thought I heard it has been since 2006 since the Rockies have been to Arlington…sniff!…Not sure about that though…heh!

  130. Barb & Maggie
    9:33 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Bear, Thank you, we will return the book to Wolfie next week. We are really enjoying it. May have to go back and look at One Good Dog.

    Early to bed here too. Wonderful day on the blog! Night all.

  131. Macy the Min-pin
    9:36 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Well, welcome then, Rockies. They just had a trivia question, who was the first Ranger pitcher to pitch a complete game in inter-league play. I don’t remember his name, but it was in 1997 against the Rockies. Final score – 9-1 Rangers

  132. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Macy!…Don’t worry, I am expecting our team to lose…sniff!…It will be a joyous occassion if they win, but I am not expecting too much…snorkel!

  133. Macy the Min-pin
    9:38 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    We have had a Rosenfelt week here. First we read “Don’t Tell a Soul” and today we read “One Dog Night”. We are starting another one, a stand alone, which so far has been a little difficult to get into, kind of Twilight Zone-y.

  134. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:40 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    SiberH!…He is being suspiciously quiet because he is a closet Ranger/Yankee fan…grump!

  135. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:47 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Packed!..I love seeing the stands packed with fans…snort!…Texas has loads of fans willing to sit in the hot-as-hell sun to see their team kick the Rockies asses….heh!

  136. OleyHowlers
    9:59 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Mom is heading back to work, and we are off to bed. What a day!
    Good night.

  137. Macy the Min-pin
    10:00 pm on June 22nd, 2012


  138. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Score!…Hey, the Rockies scored while we were moving all our stuff upstairs…heh!heh!…Wooooooo!…Her mother is in bed so we are up here in case she needs something…sniff!…Its hot up here…grump!

  139. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:25 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Fans!….Wow! Just under 44,000 people at the game tonight…snort!snort!…Amazing head count! Next year I bet Spencer gets almost that many at a Panel Discussion…heh!

  140. Tupper and Gilly
    10:33 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    What a day, what a day.
    First – the press covers our event, then Rebecca meets and impresses our favorite author, gets introduced to the adoring public, and gets a priceless item for the Auction.
    It has been wonderful – every minute of it.

    Tonight, Mama and Dad took Gramp out for steamers (icky pooky – but Gramp likes them). Then they went shopping at a special super-duper sale where MAma had an additional 30% off. And with all that – they didn’t bring us NUTHIN’! Not one little teensy doggie bag. Not one squishy squeeky toy.

    And Sammie thinks that HER family is mean. HA!

  141. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:38 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Stinky!…I forgot to tell you how wonderful and amazing that news release was….wow!…I sure hope the VFDubbwa is packed to the Gills the night Rebecca performs her One Women Play…snort!…I can hardly get my flat-head around the whole thing, it is so amazing and so wonderful….wheeze!…All the special work you are doing to prepare this special night must not go unrecognised….gruff!…You are AMAZING Golinka, AMAZING!….WoooooOOOOOooooOOOOOOoooo!

  142. Macy the Min-pin
    10:38 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    End Corgi abuse now!

  143. Macy the Min-pin
    10:48 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    46,943 in attendance, and the Rangers winnit.

  144. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rangers!…They quickly undid the Rockies …snort!…Now we all have to go for our nightly walk together as punishment….grumble!…It’s still Texas-hot here too…wheeze!…She says we won’t go far, just far enough for Beau to crap on something…heh!

  145. Tupper and Gilly
    10:55 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rio – honest to goodness – it isn’t Mama – there is Divine Intervention happening.

    Macy – you are our very best friend! (Glad your Rangers won)

  146. Alice M. Johnson
    11:06 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Staff says to tell you all Thank You. I think she was blushing shyly and looking embarrassed. Hard to tell with the two legged though.

  147. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    11:06 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rio. If you are still up, check your SDD. Thanks. Wookie
    P.S. Sorry about the Rockies. The Nationals lost too, to the dreded Orioles.

  148. Alice M. Johnson
    11:09 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Minnesota 28 W- 41 L
    New York Y 41 W- 28 L

    We are now 5th from the bottom.

    Time to go scare Racoons out of the garden.

  149. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:18 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Missed opportunity! Reptar’s team was down 2-0, then scored two in the fifth, but left the bases loaded. 🙁 So now it’s 2-2. Go Gamecocks!!!

  150. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:28 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Wookie!…Failure to Connect!…grunt!…Second SDD has not arrived so far…sniff!…Check yer GPS directions…sniff!

  151. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:32 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Kirby!….wheeze!…Not another couch cushion biter!!!!…grunt!

    Walk!…It is so hot out there and it is 9:30 our time…grumble!…And it was Dark, but we plundered on through the dark and hot and finally made it home…wheeze!cough!…Thankfully her mother is still sleeping and nothing went awry while we were gone…sniff!

  152. Macy the Min-pin
    11:39 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Thanks royals, I can’t stand to see the vertically challenged mistreated.

  153. Tupper and Gilly
    11:46 pm on June 22nd, 2012


  154. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:51 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Gamecocks left two in the seventh. I had high hopes that Joey Pankake — isn’t that a great name? — would make it home, but it wasn’t meant to be. Still 2-2.

  155. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:51 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    Rio: Definitely a cushion-biter!!!

  156. Tupper and Gilly
    11:54 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    oh well – its been a great day, and a long day – and so goodnight.

  157. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:55 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    I WAS WRONG, I WAS WRONG!!! I wasn’t watching closely enough — the inning wasn’t over, they were just changing pitchers! We had the bases loaded, and they just walked the go-ahead run! Joey Pankake made it home after all!!! 3-2 Gamecocks!!!

  158. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:59 pm on June 22nd, 2012

    We wuz robbed! Bases were still loaded and the ball got past the catcher, so the runner on third went home, but was called out. The replay shows his hand touching the plate before he was tagged. 🙁 What a bummer! Still 3-2. Paws crossed!!!

  159. Riö –The Evil Pug
    12:03 am on June 23rd, 2012

    GAH!…Game not over yet, right Kirby?…wheeze!

  160. Riö –The Evil Pug
    12:04 am on June 23rd, 2012

    Exciting!….This is way more exciting than the Rockies dud game was…heh!heh!

  161. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:11 am on June 23rd, 2012

    Ack! Ninth inning — paws and eyes crossed. No, wait. I can’t see the game now. Just paws crossed!!!

  162. Riö –The Evil Pug
    12:12 am on June 23rd, 2012

    Crap!…We are supposed to get up and go to our real beds now…sniff!sneeeeeze!…Someone is ready to call it quits I quess or her allergies are killing her…wuffle!…Goodnight all! What a GREAT DAY!,…wow!

  163. Riö –The Evil Pug
    12:15 am on June 23rd, 2012

    Kiiiiirrrrbbby!….I can;t fight the “go to bed” command…wuffle!…Here’s hoping The FISH Help your Team winnit!…Woooooo!

  164. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:20 am on June 23rd, 2012

    YIPPEE! The Gamecocks did it!!! Now on to the finals against Arizona — best of three starting Sunday night! FEAR THE FISH!!!

  165. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:25 am on June 23rd, 2012

    Mom says she’s turning off the computer now –she has to work tomorrow, so no matter how excited we are, she has to get some sleep! One of the Gamecock sportscasters was just saying that he’s out of clean clothes, so he’s going to have to hit the laundromat tomorrow — although he wasn’t complaining one bit! That’s the good thing about being a dog — no laundry!

    An especially good night to y’all!!!

  166. Snowhook Bella
    8:15 am on June 23rd, 2012

    Yawn. Stretch. Seriously consider hitting the snooze button I had to be at the airport at an unpugly hour this morning to make my way to Atlanta.

    I am still twirling about yesterday. Spence is a great presenter: funny, knowledgeable and funny. Did I mention funny?

    He mentioned Knob Creek in his session yesterday as well a the Manu dog bones that can be found on their property. It seems many a dog now has been shredded when he mows the lawn.

    Someone asked a couple of days ago, I think it was G&BB, if Bridger is the dog that wouldn’t listen to AJ on the trail. No, that was Fargo. He adored me and tolerated AJ. Bridger and Fargo ran double lead many times, but Fargo was always in charge if he was running the day.

    Rise: No lightenin bolts for a while? Wonderful!

    Staff and Golinka: Thank you for all your work on the upcoming event whether was putting it together or making sure we can pick each other out of a line-up.

  167. OleyHowlers
    9:51 am on June 23rd, 2012

    Good Morning, Bella. Have a good and safe trip to Atlanta. Can’t wait to meet you and the Royal Mum and Melanie and MollysMom in….less than a week!!!! Zowee!!!!
    And maybe there will be more surprise Plunderers? One never knows in this crowd!

  168. Rose
    10:16 am on June 23rd, 2012

    Good Morning All!

    What a memorable day yesterday! I am still all tingly and excited for Rebecca!
    Now, she will be on the east coast! Safe trip!
    P.S. I hope you can watch some of the Subway Series!

  169. BearSpiritDog
    10:25 am on June 23rd, 2012

    Good Morning SnowBella, O.Howlers, Rose & All.
    We here are waiting for this morning’s blog post before commenting further.
    Safe trip to our Heroine.

  170. Barb & Maggie
    11:21 am on June 23rd, 2012

    Quick hello from us too. Safe travels, Rebecca. Great news article written by Amalia yesterday too.

    Finished Dog Who Danced. Wonderful book. Will send it back to Wolfie Monday. Thank you for sharing.

    We will be leaving in a few for out late morning showing. Will be back later after a new blog post, same as BSD.

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