Didn’t we sort of know this?



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178 Responses to “Brains”

  1. Diane C.
    7:59 am on February 21st, 2014

    What they do while while taking a break from smooching Melanie and others who need it.

  2. dawson
    8:01 am on February 21st, 2014
  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:25 am on February 21st, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! Sheesh. Another case of spending lots of moolah on something that people who hang around dogs could have told them. Safe travels, Dawson.
    Have a funky Friday.

  4. Tupper and Gilly
    8:30 am on February 21st, 2014

    Morning everyone
    Dawson – thanks a freakin lot for that video. Like our Wrotten Kars need any more ideas.
    (Oh, and by the way, Mama has the book Alaska. Can we send it to you?)

  5. Meashka
    8:37 am on February 21st, 2014

    Good morning! Here is the part of that story that jumped out at me:
    “In dogs, vocal processing areas also responded to non-vocal sounds, but in humans they were triggered by voice alone “.
    I am able to understand my mom’s emotions with no words needed.

  6. T.C.
    8:42 am on February 21st, 2014

    Dawson! Good one!!!
    Safe travels! (Whispering) will you still be on the wrong side of the border at noon today?

  7. dawson
    8:43 am on February 21st, 2014

    T&G: I have the book right in front of me but it hasn’t made the cut. I am currently telling myself I can live without taking my favorite pillow…wah!

  8. Tupper and Gilly
    8:55 am on February 21st, 2014

    Dawson – have you considered a good quality air pillow? Mama has one she takes traveling.

  9. B. Stover
    8:55 am on February 21st, 2014

    It’s an interesting study and I love that picture of the dogs.

    Good morning all.

  10. dawson
    8:57 am on February 21st, 2014

    T.C.: Yes. I will still be on the bus but I will use the ipaw to get updates on the hockey game (i hope). I bet you a beer that the Canadians win. When your ‘rents get to Alaska they can pay up! Heh, heh.

  11. Tupper and Gilly
    8:59 am on February 21st, 2014

    Wow! Mama just pulled up the old (faded, grimy, nasty) dining room wall to walk carpet and found gorgeous oak floors underneath.
    No more carpeting for THIS room.

  12. Barb & Maggie
    9:02 am on February 21st, 2014

    Not sure of the point of the study, but at least the dogs were not hurt.

    They say in the report “One open question is what dogs hear when humans speak”. All they have to do is read some C & B books and then they might have a clue.

  13. dawson
    9:07 am on February 21st, 2014

    T&G: Oak floors? Nice!
    I’ll consider an air pillow.
    Taxi is on its way.

  14. BearSpiritDog
    9:10 am on February 21st, 2014

    Another fact that has always been obvious to the Nation Within.
    Sometimes I think these humans just like to spend money on Useless Research.
    But as we all know…We’re the Smart Ones. Heh.
    Hey! Isn’t that our FOTM Alex in the photo? And look…there’s Teddy RR too!

  15. Barb & Maggie
    9:19 am on February 21st, 2014

    ML posted two nice pics last night. Now have to go read her Facebookie comments.

    T & G, tell your mama we wish her good luck at the auction tonight.

    Barb got a big boo-boo yesterday. Came in the front door with ice on her boots. Did a few very ungraceful ice skating steps before flying up in the air and landing kerplunk on her tail
    bone. Walking, and mostly standing up and sitting down, are very painful. Probably a good thing she is not flying north in a few days.

  16. Herd of Hounds
    9:26 am on February 21st, 2014

    B&M: Darah suggests a whoopie cushion to sit on. Comfort and entertainment.

  17. Tupper and Gilly
    9:37 am on February 21st, 2014

    Barb- oh dear! Pillows – lots and lots of pillows.

  18. Masquers
    9:40 am on February 21st, 2014

    Chet: That is a great photo and an interesting link.
    And speaking of photos. ML posted a couple of good ones on yesterday’s blog. With the camera’s date stamp in the corner, it’s proof positive she’s in Alaska. Judging from the smile on her face, it looks like she’s having fun, fun, fun.
    Royal Mum: Oak floors! It’s like finding a buried treasure. You must be positively giddy.
    B: Mom has a question. She has a French press, but hasn’t used it in a long time because her brew never seems to taste right. Now she’s out of filters and it is the only option. Can you help her out?…for instance…what grind of coffee is best?
    Riö: Per Dawson’s update, it seems my trusty GreyHound tracker failed to calculate her exact route last evening. Perhaps it has gone the way of the RNG. Thank Kat she advised of her itinerary.

  19. Wose
    9:57 am on February 21st, 2014

    Just read last night’s blog.

    BooBear, that is such great news.

    Oak floors, I am jealous T&G!

    ML, looking llike a natural!

    Fern, You go girl!

    Melanie, looking lovely, with her two handsome sons, and best dog Papi!

    Dawson, have a safe trip!

    Pixie, please, please, please, do what the doctor says. I am very worrit, and may splort again.

  20. Wose
    9:58 am on February 21st, 2014

    BTW, did I say I LOVE the photos of the dogs up top.
    Wish I could have a cat or a dog. sniff.

  21. Masquers
    10:00 am on February 21st, 2014

    Hi, Rose. We here are thinking of the Pixie too.
    Safe travels, Dawson. See you soon.

  22. BearSpiritDog
    10:04 am on February 21st, 2014

    Barb: Oh, no! Ouch! Good thing you have Time to Rest Up Before the train Trip East
    Maggie, Make sure she Takes it Easy the next few days.
    Darah: LOL.

  23. Princess Sam
    10:04 am on February 21st, 2014

    Rio, we have the men’s hockey game at noon where the US will beat the pants off of Canada. It’s too bad Dawson will be on the road.

  24. T.C.
    10:09 am on February 21st, 2014

    Game on, Dawson.
    B&M, mom slipped on a step here on Monday evening, and she didn’t even have ice under her! She did not hurt her legs or her tail bone thank Cat. However the hurt her pinkie finger super bad. It is black and maybe permanently bent. She is having a very difficult time typing on her keyboard at work.
    Our DSL is out and because Mom was planning to work from home, it was too late (and icy and foggy) for her to get to work. She had to burn a vacation day a d I am reduced to typing on her phone. Gah!

  25. T.C.
    10:13 am on February 21st, 2014

    Oh and I forgot to say that thanks to Dawson, Mom decided to buy Alaska for Kindle. Well, her Kindle battery died so that will have to wait too.

  26. Barb & Maggie
    10:14 am on February 21st, 2014

    Thanks for the words of sympathy. When Barb has fallen it has always been indoors, never outside when she was at the farm with all that ice and snow.

    Today she is meeting Kelly for lunch. They were going to meet at one spot that requires walking and steps. May have to go to Plan B.

    We here love hardwood floors and area rugs better than wall to wall. Do have carpet in 2 bedrooms, but we have laminate and rugs every where else. Would have preferred real wood, but prior owner had just installed the laminate the year before we moved here, so we are living with it.

  27. Tupper and Gilly
    10:15 am on February 21st, 2014

    TC – please say that your Mon had that pinkie finger checked by a doctor type person. It hurts our paws just to think about it.

    Bella – we hope that when you read this it will be from home. On the couch. With your feet up and a banana ( for potassium) in your hand.

  28. T.C.
    10:19 am on February 21st, 2014

    T&G, oh yes! Pop checked and said “hmmm could be broken.” Tee hee!

    Wood floors (or laminates or tile etc) are the only way to go for multi- animal husky houses.

  29. BearSpiritDog
    10:21 am on February 21st, 2014

    Barb: Oh, no! Ouch! Good thing you have Time to Rest Up Before the train Trip East.
    Maggie, Make sure she Takes it Easy the next few days.
    Darah: LOL.

    T.C. Gasp. Another Slip & Fall! Hope your mom’s pinky will Heal. And Soon! The 25th is fast approaching.

    Hi Diane! Hope Your Day is going Better.

  30. O'Howlers
    10:25 am on February 21st, 2014

    Mommy has fallen and hurt her tailbone many times (did we say she is very clumsy?). That is soooo painful and takes a long time to heal. A pinkie doesn’t compare. Our sympathies are with Barb.

  31. Melanie
    10:33 am on February 21st, 2014

    Wonderful pictures from Alaska!
    Safe travels to Dawson.

    Healing prayers to SnowBella. 🙁

    Going under the quilt again.

  32. Herd of Hounds
    10:35 am on February 21st, 2014

    Lucy Lou suggests that Barb place her tailbone under the quilt before and after lunch and that OH’s mom put her pinkie under the quilt, too. Lots of room and very soothing (and a great mental picture!)
    Mom agrees with wood and tile floors. She says it is easier to harvest hair around here.
    Charging the I Paw while mom runs a billion errands before the north to
    Alaska day. BBL (Does a billion mean she’ll be gone a long time?)

  33. Barb & Maggie
    10:40 am on February 21st, 2014

    Howlers, They could probably set that finger so it doesn’t heal crooked.

    How long do you think it will be before this injury stops hurting? We are thinking that if something is cracked it may be 4-6 weeks. Gah!

  34. Barb & Maggie
    10:50 am on February 21st, 2014

    Royal Mum, Did the painters put the new knobs on the cabinet doors, or do you have a man or woman around there with a high skill level who is going to do it?

    HOH, Barb’s tail bone may not fit under the Quilt.

  35. Masquers
    10:56 am on February 21st, 2014

    Those kat videos are a riot!
    Off to a wonderfluffing appointment ^..^

  36. Tupper and Gilly
    10:58 am on February 21st, 2014

    Barb – believe it or not, the person who built this house had the wrought iron hinges and handles custom made for the doors. So each one is drilled a little differently and has matching holes in the individual cabinets. So we had the painters just paint them.
    Maybe someday we will remove the handles, fill the holes, touch up the paint, buy new hardware, redrill the holes and place the new handles.
    But not this week.

  37. O'Howlers
    11:09 am on February 21st, 2014

    Barb, it will hurt a little less as time goes on. By 4-6 weeks you at least won’t be reminded of it every minute.
    Has Melanie heard from docs yet? Mom wants to see her but now that Alaska is back on, it may be a bit.

  38. B. Stover
    11:09 am on February 21st, 2014

    Masquers: I use a medium grind for the French press (as opposed to a fine grind for drip).

  39. Wose
    11:11 am on February 21st, 2014

    OUCH! Sorry to hear about Injuries to Barb and OHs mom. I think a doctor may be involved.

  40. O'Howlers
    11:17 am on February 21st, 2014

    For Bella: We suspect that bananas may be difficult to come by in Willow. According to Will Clower, other sources are dairy,avocados, apricots, raisins, canned salmon, chicken, codfish, legumes (beans and peanuts), spinach, acorn squash, carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and molasses.

  41. Barb & Maggie
    11:19 am on February 21st, 2014

    OK, we misunderstood. We thought you painted the hinges but bought new handles or knobs.

    Half way thru Sycamore Row. Very good so far.

  42. Barb & Maggie
    11:21 am on February 21st, 2014

    We know Bella has canned salmon on hand.

  43. O'Howlers
    11:27 am on February 21st, 2014

    Wonder why it must be canned?

  44. Siber-H
    11:47 am on February 21st, 2014

    What a handsome group of dogs in that photo.

    The doctor may have prescribed some potassium for Rebecca. My dad once had to take it for a short period of time.

    I am sorry about Barb’s and OH mom’s injuries. Those will take some time to feel better.

    Dawson, I may be doing it again. I may find myself cheering for Canada. I am not sure how this happens.

  45. O'Howlers
    11:49 am on February 21st, 2014


  46. Siber-H
    11:49 am on February 21st, 2014


  47. Mollypop's Mom
    11:51 am on February 21st, 2014

    The puck drops in 10 minutes. I’ll be glued to the TV. We have to beat those Dirty Canadians this time. I can’t have Dawson nyah nyah-ing at me like she did last time. We want revenge.

  48. Barb & Maggie
    11:52 am on February 21st, 2014

    Heading out for errands and lunch with Kelly. Will be walking very carefully. Hopefully will not get blown away! BBL

  49. O'Howlers
    11:53 am on February 21st, 2014

    MPM, we are shipping Siber-H over the border. Ugh

  50. Siber-H
    12:03 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Fellow Sibers, I am packing now. A first class ticket would be nice.

  51. Riö's Friend
    12:04 pm on February 21st, 2014

    MollysMaw!….They will not re-show the game, so keep me posted on the score and all the excitement…snort!snort!…GO USA!…Woooo!

  52. Riö -The Evil Pug
    12:06 pm on February 21st, 2014

    MollysMaw!….That was Me posting up above about the Hockey Game, not my friend..sniff!….She is slaving away at the Busy-Place right now…grunt!

    Remember Me?…burp!

  53. O'Howlers
    12:06 pm on February 21st, 2014


  54. Siber-H
    12:15 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rio, I am excited for you. You will be getting a new computer with (whispering) Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 in it. Well, you will get Windows 8.1 by downloading it.

  55. B. Stover
    12:21 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Howlers and Siber-H are cracking me up.

  56. Riö -The Evil Pug
    12:23 pm on February 21st, 2014


  57. O'Howlers
    12:33 pm on February 21st, 2014


  58. Riö -The Evil Pug
    12:53 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Game!….Nothing to report on the hockey game????? …snort!….Are they even playing?

  59. O'Howlers
    12:55 pm on February 21st, 2014

    PP was USA Power Play, but no score. 0-0 just starting 2nd period.

    Bad lightening storm very close. YEEP!

  60. Herd of Hounds
    12:55 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rio, beginning 2nd period now. Score still 0-0.

  61. Herd of Hounds
    12:56 pm on February 21st, 2014

    OH: Jinx, owe we a coke.

  62. O'Howlers
    12:57 pm on February 21st, 2014

    We use Weatherbug. Their latest uodate is so cool, and includes this thing called Spark which shows lightening strikes in the area.

    Carpola! 0-1

  63. Herd of Hounds
    1:04 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Breathe in, breathe out…repeat Goose feathers. It is still only the 2nd period.

  64. Staff
    1:08 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Sounds like Barb is getting this also. I posted on the end of yesterdays blog…sniff. I think my computer has been talking to Rio’s. It is acting up up up. grrrrrrrr. It wouldn’t refresh until now so I didn’t know that Admin has posted, and it wouldn’t let me post after 2 p.m. yesterday….humph…

  65. ML
    1:14 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Morning hockey fans and all others. Forgive me if I don’t acknowledge all joys, concerns, injuries, etc. for awhile. I am reading them and thinking about you all but am still not that good with the iPaw.

    Reindeer farm

  66. ML
    1:16 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Ice cube anyone?

  67. Siber-H
    1:20 pm on February 21st, 2014

    ML, Thanks for all the photos! They are appreciated.

  68. O'Howlers
    1:21 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Great photo, ML. Thank you for posting.
    Staff! Yeep! We wondered why you were hardly posting. Good thing you are soon heading north to ger out of that winter weather, eh?
    It is nice being able to watch hockey for a change. Mom used to be a bigtime Flyers fan. She even shared a 4-seat season ticket package with 3 or 4 others. When she married Pop, she taught him hockey and got him to love it too. They then only went to weekend games. But Ed Snyder, the evil owner of Comcast AND the Flyers, would not allow Flyers games to be shown on Satellite, which is the only thing we can get here. So now Mom does not watch them, even on the rare days when a national channel has one of their games.

  69. Riö -The Evil Pug
    1:25 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Yes!…Photos from Alaska!…snort!…They will take my mind off the Hockey game and USA getting beat-up…sniff!

  70. O'Howlers
    1:33 pm on February 21st, 2014

    ML, when/where are we meeting up with you? Mom just looked at her contact list, and she does not have a phone number for you. Can you please email her when/if you are able?

  71. Mollypop's Mom
    1:35 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rio, hope springs eternal. I’m counting on Patrick Kane, our Buffalo boy. His Mom is in the stands.

  72. Herd of Hounds
    1:37 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rio, still 1-zip, Canada. Third period about to start.

  73. Wose
    1:39 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Thanks for the photos, ML!

    Hmmmm…..dairy is recommended for our Pixie. I do believe the Giant loves ice-cream…..Perhaps they will share a half-gallon tub!

  74. Wose
    1:41 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Seems to me ML is having fun up there in Alaska. I got to feed some reindeer last year.

    Melanie, I just wanted to let you know I went to a friend’s house on Wednesday, and she had gluten-free peanut butter made only with peas. I gotta tell you, it was very yummy.

  75. O'Howlers
    1:50 pm on February 21st, 2014

    We just watched the trailer for the movie Unbroken. That book was fantastic. Did any of you read it? It is a non-fiction about Louis Zamperini, written by Laura Hilllenbrand, the author of Seabiscuit.

  76. O'Howlers
    1:51 pm on February 21st, 2014
  77. Herd of Hounds
    1:59 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rio, still 1-0 7:30 ledt. Canada didn’t score on their power play 🙂

  78. Herd of Hounds
    2:01 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rio, 5 min. No change

  79. O'Howlers
    2:03 pm on February 21st, 2014

    MPM, Those redshirts sure swarm in front of their net. They have great defense.

  80. Herd of Hounds
    2:06 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Here Rio, now you can saw you saw some of the game 🙂

  81. Herd of Hounds
    2:08 pm on February 21st, 2014

    There is no joy in Mudville, mighty Casey has struck out 🙁

  82. Mollypop's Mom
    2:08 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Oh, sob, sob.

  83. Kat
    2:09 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Momma just said a bad word.

  84. Herd of Hounds
    2:48 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Look at this vintage tin which mom got in 1993.

    They were a dog food promotion but she keeps the POP’s seed in it now.

  85. Herd of Hounds
    2:50 pm on February 21st, 2014
  86. Herd of Hounds
    2:52 pm on February 21st, 2014


  87. Barb & Maggie
    2:52 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Barb read Unbroken, but I think it was a years or more ago.

    Back from lunch with Kelly. Had lobster bisque and spinach bacon quiche. Yum. Brought enough quiche home for breakfast tomorrow.

  88. Mollypop's Mom
    2:56 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Did we manage to get that traitor Siber-H shipped off to Canada?

  89. Herd of Hounds
    2:56 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Barb, now that you are home, get out the heating pad and relax!

  90. Siber-H
    3:10 pm on February 21st, 2014

    MM, I am waiting on my first class plane ticket.

  91. Mollypop's Mom
    3:32 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Siber-H – I was planning on doing the shipping the Tupper and Gilly way.

  92. Riö -The Evil Pug
    3:32 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Northern!…Route!…snort!…Let me know if something looks fishy…sniff!

  93. Siber-H
    3:38 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rio! WOW!! Looks good!

  94. Herd of Hounds
    4:00 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rio, don’t know how you do that, but what we see looks good.

  95. Tupper and Gilly
    4:12 pm on February 21st, 2014

    We didn’t watch the hockey game. Did the Red Sox get a touchdown?

    Just got back from seeing Melanie. She LOVES LOVES LOVES the robe. So do Zoe and YSAS. She told them “Back off! Mine!” She wanted us to say a very sincere thank you for the pictures, books, thoughts and prayers that are arriving at her house daily. And she is thrilled to be going along on the Iditarod. AJ dedicating his race to her is a precious thing.

    And now, we are off to the auction house, braving fog and freezing rain in search of a Hitchcock dining room set at a bargain.


  96. Herd of Hounds
    4:15 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Golinka, be safe on your quest. Don’t smack other bidders to get your dining room set.

  97. O'Howlers
    4:19 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Thank you, Rio!
    We are printing that map.

  98. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:24 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Dima!…I hope I got Dima in all the right spots…sniffle!

  99. O'Howlers
    4:28 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rio, we are all crying here too, seeing our Dima on so many checkpoints. Youse guys are the greatest. Sniff

  100. Princess Sam
    4:31 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Hockey game? I don’t remember a hockey game.

  101. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:34 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Goof!… I goofed up!…grunt!….Here is the real Map…snort!…If’n you want the wording changed, let me know…soon!

  102. O'Howlers
    4:36 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rio, can you p,ease send us that map on an SDD? When we save the image on the iPaw, the left-hand side is getting chopped off.

    There are three of our family on thatt map. We lost them all just since last year’s iditarod. Excuse us while we lose our minds again.

  103. Masquers
    4:40 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Röi: Very kool Iditarod map! Did you already buy your new computer?
    Boo hiss on the USA vs Canada score (we can hear Dawson chuckling).
    Howlers: We read the book. It is excellent.

  104. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:44 pm on February 21st, 2014


  105. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:45 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Maskers!…No!…My friend is relaying all my messages to youse guys via the busy-place computer…sniff!

  106. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:55 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Map!…I had to open the Map in Internet Explorer to get it to print correctly…sniff!

  107. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:00 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Omydawg!…The Maurading Goats are having fun!fun!fun!…snort!…Check out Chets facebookie link on the left…chuffle!

  108. O'Howlers
    5:03 pm on February 21st, 2014

    We got it to print by opening it on our big computer, using Windows Live Photo Gallery. On the Print page, we unchecked “Fite picture to frame”.
    We printed it on photo paper so it is Beee-autiful!

  109. Masquers
    5:09 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Howlers: Heh. Sent again! (not only were we too late in sending, but youse have already printed it out.)
    HOH: That vintage tin is fabulosa. Love it!

  110. O'Howlers
    5:10 pm on February 21st, 2014

    oops. That was supposed to say “Fit picture to frame” unchecked.

  111. Herd of Hounds
    5:15 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Buddy?? Haven’t heard from Buddy and Leno in quite a while. We hope that means he’s busy working and NOT that his Melanie is under the quilt again. He has Rohn! Perhaps apropos with adversity needing to be overcome. Hope all is well with you and Leno and Melanie and the A girl (mom’s step-s still talks about the pickle for Christmas).

  112. Masquers
    5:23 pm on February 21st, 2014

    HOH: I believe the Rohn checkpoint belongs to the Howler’s Buddy, who has gone over the Bridge, and his best friend Dima.

  113. Barb & Maggie
    5:26 pm on February 21st, 2014

    So glad to hear that the robe has arrived. Someone needs to send a final report of that via SDD.

  114. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:34 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Fern!…She has been up to more than just sitting on her perch and laying eggs!…snort!

  115. BearSpiritDog
    5:39 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Hounds: Speaking of Buddy & Leno…We miss them too and hope all is well.

    Wose: Peanut Butter made with PEAS. Who woulda thunk it.

    So Happy Melanie Loves the Robe. Our Tardy Photos should arrive this afternoon.

    If Somebody Here doesn’t Feed Me Soon I’m going to be in a VBM.

  116. Masquers
    5:40 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Oh dear…Fern has joined up with TMG has she?

  117. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:54 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Maskers!….My impression is she has been hunting the MG’s down and forcing them to take her places…snort! …As she still has trouble moving about on her own….chuffle!

  118. Herd of Hounds
    6:11 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Did Fern use henna to get that lovely color?
    Masquers, thanks for the info on Buddy’s checkpoint, our bad.

  119. Masquers
    6:36 pm on February 21st, 2014

    B: Forgot to say thank you for answering Mom’s question about the type of grind you use in the French press.
    HOH: It was a very nice thought.

  120. O'Howlers
    6:41 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Yes, HOH, Buddy is our cat who thought he was a dog and knew he was a Plunderer, but we do wonder how Buddy and Leno and Melanie and their daughter are.
    Fern is a house chicken…way too high and mighty to associate with TMG!!! That would be her sister Cleida Viola riding TMGs.

    And, heeeeere’s Buddy!!! (Notice he was on the Chet the Dog blog)

  121. O'Howlers
    6:42 pm on February 21st, 2014

    And a better Buddy picture…

  122. Herd of Hounds
    6:45 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Buddy, a very handsome feline!
    Other Buddy…isn’t his girl’s name Alana?

  123. BearSpiritDog
    7:07 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Looking at Chet’s Group Photo again, We think we see Jay’s Blou too. And, could that possibly be a Newf just out of sight there in the corner?

    Buddy is Handsome AND Famous (FOTM) too!

    ‘Howlers: Let’s just hope that Fern, who has been Enjoying the Good Life, will take to the outdoors when the time comes.
    Remember this guy? A German woman took him into the house for shelter from a storm. When she tried to put him back outside he put his hoof down and said, Nope, I believe I will stay right where I am, Thank you very much.

  124. BearSpiritDog
    7:13 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Gah. The picture Won’t Upload.

  125. Herd of Hounds
    7:13 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Good one BSD. Yep, the 4 leggers outthink those 2 leggers darned near all the time!

  126. BearSpiritDog
    7:21 pm on February 21st, 2014

    “Where there is a will
    There is a way”

  127. Barb & Maggie
    7:42 pm on February 21st, 2014

    BSD, Where are you seeing this group photo? We looked on Chet’s F.B. page but couldn’t find what you are talking about.

    Hope The Royal’s Mum is having good luck at the auction tonight. We may get to see her new dining room set very soon.

  128. Pancho & Lefty
    7:46 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Fern knows to keep the Plunderers close and the Marauding Goats closer.

  129. Luna
    8:08 pm on February 21st, 2014

    I don’t understand the need for research for things already known on this here blog. As a member of the nation within, I understand a lot of things like knowing my mama was not well when the Giant brought her home yesterday. We all knew it. Garcia who has never been on the bed before, jumped up on the bed and made sure she obeyed doctor’s orders to rest.

    Yesterday was not the day my mama planned. She has been looking forward to wrapping up her assignment at the top of the world. About ten minutes before she got the airport, her fingers were tingling. By the time she arrived at the airport, her right arm was numb and things got worse from there. She thought about continuing through TSA and boarding her flight—she gets her stubbornness from me—but at the urging of AJ cancelled her plans and sought out the airport police for assistance. We knew she wouldn’t have called AJ unless she was truly scarit. She is really weak. Today has been a day of up and downs, and she has been sleeping a lot. Thank you all for your concern. The Thieves blurred beer and hot wings to Rio’s corner last night lest he waste away in his worry. We can’t have that, no we can not.

  130. Herd of Hounds
    8:13 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Luna and Thieves, y’all keep taking care of the Pixie. She is too stubborn for her own good and needs to rest, hydrate, rest, meds (or bananas) and rest.

  131. Luna
    8:15 pm on February 21st, 2014

    To make space under the Quilt, Garcia laid on top of the Quilt so he wouldn’t be far from the comfort it provides and so he could hold my mama still. He took his job very seriously.

  132. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:20 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rebecca!…I feel much better just knowing you were able to post today on this here blog…snorkel!….The beer and hot-wings did revive me and comfort me…burp!

    Cleida!… Viola!…What a name! What a chicken!…wow!

  133. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:21 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Garcia!…You be da’ man!…snort!…Keep her down!down!down!…wheeze!

  134. B. Stover
    8:22 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rebecca: I hope you start feeling better.

  135. Herd of Hounds
    8:23 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Mom watches the Olympics for the sports. NBC felt an editorial about Russian Federation politics was appropriate in prime time. WRONG. Reminiscent of the Cold War days (a commie under every bed).

  136. Herd of Hounds
    8:24 pm on February 21st, 2014

    OK, climbing off the soapbox now.

  137. Herd of Hounds
    8:39 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Where is Staff/Stagg? Busy or Hiding?

  138. BearSpiritDog
    8:51 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Mama Luna, Thieves & Good Dog Garcia: We Here are SO RELIEVED to see your posts! We know your Lady is not out of the woods yet; but with youse and AJ’s tender Loving Care, we have no doubt she will be feeling tip-top in no time.

    Maggie: Tell Barb that we said Chet’s Group Photo, we were referring to the one up top with all the members of the Nation Within. Some of them sure do look like fellow Plunderers.

  139. O'Howlers
    8:52 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Garcia, thank you for holding your mama down.
    Luna, thank you for reporting.

  140. Herd of Hounds
    8:54 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Has Dawson arrived (music) “South of the Border” down Washington way?

  141. Masquers
    9:06 pm on February 21st, 2014

    HOH: Staff posted this am on yesterday’s blog about having trouble posting.
    Besides that issue…Minnesotans woke up this morning to the results of a massive winter storm that knocked out power and closed schools and made driving hazardous.

  142. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:09 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Olympics!…We are now watching prime time coverage of the Olympics…snort!…I do not want to see anything political during this time…sniff!…We here hardly get to see any of the events. By the time someone gets home, all is over. Aka LUGE!…grump!

  143. Masquers
    9:10 pm on February 21st, 2014

    HOH: Dawson is still north of the border. She said she would be spending the night with family.

  144. C.hobbit
    9:26 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Gah! What a day, what a day. Cut off too much to chew on. ML was in town but things weren’t going our way to connect. Phooey. But it sounds like she is seeing a lot of things and will be a better tour guide than me. Tourists always see so much more than residents and the bad roads had limited my adventure-ness.

    Good to hear from Rebecca. I know she must feel bad about not being able to go north and finish her job but SHE MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE.

  145. Herd of Hounds
    9:27 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Perhaps we’ll just hibernate and when all arrive at their destinations, wake us up!

  146. Herd of Hounds
    9:30 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Masquers, without you, we would just put both of mom’s size 5’s in her mouth at one time and chew vigorously.

  147. Masquers
    9:35 pm on February 21st, 2014

    HOH: Without youse there would be less smiles in Plunderer Land.

  148. Tupper and Gilly
    9:50 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rio – please check your SDD asap

  149. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:53 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Stamped!….Hey, I finally got my stamp and ink pad…snorkel!…Does this mean I can finally leave my yard and stamp some passports?…wheeze!…I have no idea how to use those stampie things and that Ink! it is all over Beau but you can’t see it cause he is black too…heh!heh!

  150. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:54 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Tupper!…I can not. Seriously, I cannot. This old laptop is not protected from virus’s and going anywhere is very very iffy….sniff!

  151. Herd of Hounds
    9:56 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rio, stamps? You are the MAN! (heh, heh, heh)

  152. Tupper and Gilly
    9:57 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rio – do you have Mama’s phone number in your little go-phone? If you call her, she can call you back on her “free minutes to anywhere” plan

  153. Tupper and Gilly
    10:03 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Rio – 2767?

  154. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Tupper!…No, someone’s mother is always putting things somewhere else and we do not know where that pad of paper went…snuffle!

    Rose!…She has my little Go-Phone #…sniff!…If you can contact her she will let you know how to call or text me…wheeze!

  155. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:08 pm on February 21st, 2014


  156. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:12 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Golinka!…I got yer number – I sent you a text…snort!…Not easy with paws…sniff!

  157. Herd of Hounds
    10:19 pm on February 21st, 2014

    We have to laugh. Mom’s heritage is Nederlander and she keeps screaming about orange and black. Got a clue? Still, gotta love tho Olympics!

  158. Barb & Maggie
    10:22 pm on February 21st, 2014

    T & G, Did you get your dining room set? Inquiring minds want to know.

  159. Herd of Hounds
    10:47 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Oops forgot to ask!

  160. Tupper and Gilly
    11:05 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Well, shoot. Mama couldn’t afford anything she wanted at that auction. The dining room set went through the roof! This was the strangest estate this auction place has ever had. There was tons and tons of amazing stuff being auctioned off including a brand new car – brand new mind you with less than 1000 miles on it. It sold for 28 thousand – NOT to Mama. Hundreds of brand new, still in boxes small appliances of all kinds – I mean really, why would someone have 5 brand new toasters, 6 coffeemakers, 3 deep fat fryers – all in unopened boxes?? Because of the assortment at the auction, the place was PACKED wall to wall. So the bidding was high.
    Oh well – she is still so happy with her new paint and new stove, she doesn’t care.
    Tomorrow, she says she will take pictures of the new, and post them. But now – she simply must go to bed as her tail is dragging.
    G’night to all our family on this here blog. Sweet dreams.

  161. BearSpiritDog
    11:17 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Goodnight Royals and Goodnight All.
    Our tails are dragging too – Bear

  162. Barb & Maggie
    11:20 pm on February 21st, 2014

    Oh, poo. We were hoping they got the dining room set they wanted. Now we are off to bed, too.

  163. ML
    1:14 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Night noodles. We just returned from seeing my cousin’ stepson in ‘Oklahoma’, the middle school version.

  164. Dawson
    8:57 am on February 22nd, 2014

    I posted a long post yesterday but it did,t work. This is a test.

  165. O'Howlers
    8:59 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Dawson, you were probably just gloating, so that post wes blocked by the blog god. Hah hah!

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