Can I Pick ‘Em or What?

My tweet yesterday morning:   “Super Bowl pick? A horse could never catch a bird, that’s all I know.”

Welcome Morgan & Johnson (probably the first Johnson in the Friends gallery), Darrell.


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88 Responses to “Can I Pick ‘Em or What?”

  1. Kat
    9:56 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Good morning!
    My horses could catch my birds. That’s for sure!
    Who was Rio so po’d at?

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:59 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Huh? We love y’all /good morning everyone!
    Monday monday, can’t trust that day,
    Have a Monday, monday.

  3. Barb & Maggie
    10:02 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Good morning all. Quite a night!

    Hate to say it, but Alex is getting short changed. This is a short month and it is the 3rd already. I know it is The Year of the Horse, but come on, we want Alex.

  4. B. Stover
    10:03 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Who is speaking, Chet or Spence. (I suppose that Chet doesn’t use twitter.)

    Congratulations Seattle.

    Good morning all.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    10:09 am on February 3rd, 2014

    We thought the half time show was really good. How about youse guys?

    Also we saw and article on the 5 best and worst commercials. The Hereford bull was rated one of the worst. We didn’t think it was so bad. Radio Shack got high marks and the Subway spot advertising the frito covered southwest sandwich got really low ones.

  6. Diane C.
    10:19 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Good morning all–We’ve had some water from the sky here (not much, but greatly appreciated) and look forward to a fine day. Everyone be well.
    Melanie–Are you doing doctor stuff this week?

  7. Diane C.
    10:21 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Hey Wose–Good to hear from you so early. Hope you’re doing well.

  8. Melanie
    10:35 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Yes, Diane C, Thursday is the day of the big consultation. My sister is going with me. Wwe will be renting a car.

    Where OTAS and GLAD live in NJ the PTB have closed many schools.
    YSAS says the airports are closed. The snow is at 3 inches.

    Nothing here yet.

    Rose, I hope someone stayed to help with clean up. The backsplash of beer from a pug can be very sticky.

  9. Herd of Hounds
    10:43 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Hey, I can blurr over to help if needed. Y’all know newf tongues stretch from here to there and back again.

  10. Tupper and Gilly
    10:50 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Morning all. We had a good time at the party. Boy, that BSTOVER is as much of a card shark as Dawson. We were so busy over in the corner that we missed most of the commercials. We will have to look them up today.

  11. Tupper and Gilly
    10:52 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Oops – sorry. Didn’t mean to yell Bee’s name. Hope no one has a hangover.

  12. Kat
    11:02 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Barb and Maggie, I did not care for the halftime show. But then, nobody at our house ever likes that part. Too contrived they say.
    As for commercials, our favorite by far was the GoldiBlox commercial, followed by the Budweiser rescue doggie with the Clydesdale buddy.
    It is snowing like crazy here. Dad says 6″ so far which usually means 8″ at least.

  13. Kat
    11:03 am on February 3rd, 2014

    I am loving the snow.

  14. Barb & Maggie
    11:06 am on February 3rd, 2014

    We thought the John Stamos Dannon yogurt commercial was a little too spicy for prime time. Although the very end when the guy sprayed the back of his boxers for a stain removal was pretty funny. Not saying that Stamos is not unbelievably attractive, but the commercial was a little suggestive for family time.

  15. Barb & Maggie
    11:10 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Also, Broadway Joe in his big puffy fur coat was a real turnoff for us. How many animals had to die for that? Very bad taste indeed, unless it was faux fur, which is highly unlikely.

  16. Tupper and Gilly
    11:19 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Holy cannoli Kat! It is snowing here, but it is little, teeny flakes that aren’t piling up. Hope we aren’t going to have what you’re having.

  17. Barb & Maggie
    11:29 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Kat, What is the building in the background? Is that an old smoke house or milk house?

  18. dawson
    11:36 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Wose: Great party! I’ll come back with Darah and help clean up. Sorry I disappeared in a hurry but when Rio gets his mad face on, I vacate the premises. Plus I was covered in beer, head to toe.

    Too bad the game was so lop-sided. The half-time show was not my cup of tea and the commercials were not worth (to me) watching hours of embarrassment for the losing team. The only good thing is that Nana’s team won and the party was excellent!

    Kat: You get better looking every day!

  19. Herd of Hounds
    11:48 am on February 3rd, 2014

    Heh, hehl, heh.

  20. Kat
    11:55 am on February 3rd, 2014

    That building is a pumphouse, with an old handpump we can use if we lose power and need water.
    Speaking of…we just lost power. It is back now.
    Then, we went out to have fun. We ran up to the top of the bank barn, and guess what we found???? A horse!!! with a rider!!! We took after that horse and they high-tailed it out and down our long land, with Meashka and me in close pursuit!!! That was so much fun. Why is Momma’s heart racing now?

  21. Kat
    11:56 am on February 3rd, 2014

    long LANE, not land! altho, maybe it is the same?

  22. Barb & Maggie
    12:07 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Kat, what is a bank barn?

  23. Kat
    12:08 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    A bank barn is a 2-story barn, where the top floor has a door that opens up onto a bank so you can drive big equipment in there for storage. We keep our horse trailer in there in winter, and there are several haywagons and other farm equipment.
    They usually build them into a hill, but ours is not on a hill. It just has a manmade bank going up to the big door upstairs.

  24. Barb & Maggie
    12:11 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    We just looked up some pictures Kat. Thanks for the explanation. They do not use that term around here, at least not that we are aware. Our first thought was a money bank, not a dirt bank, but now it makes sense.

  25. Wose
    1:12 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Early doctor appointment for me. It has been snowing since last night, and it looks very pretty. Weather report say 4″-6″ but every time I turn on the news! there are different predictions. There is only one prediction I trust….WeatherKat!

    Dawson and Darah, I appreciate the offer, but this might be difficult weather to blur in.

    Melanie, I never realized what a big splash Rio would make diving.

    Kat, That is a wonderful picture of you. You are growing up to be very pretty!

  26. Wose
    1:14 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Belle Starr , how is the Pixie doing? I am very worrit.

  27. B. Stover
    1:42 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Remind me to never again wait twenty-four days between grocery shopping trips.

  28. Barb & Maggie
    1:43 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Bee, How do you do that? Barb does a modified European shopping method. She goes about every 3 days.

  29. dawson
    1:45 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    BStover: There is a google doodle today about the coldest day ever in Canada.

  30. Barb & Maggie
    1:46 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Since Barb is still in babysitting recovery mode, it is now nap time.

  31. Kat
    1:52 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Barb, Mom says bank barns were very common on old Pennsylvania German farms.

  32. B. Stover
    1:56 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Barb: I hate going shopping…of any kind. Well, I do love going to book stores.

  33. B. Stover
    1:57 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Dawson: I just have the regular Google Doodle today. What does yours look like?

  34. B. Stover
    2:01 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    T&G: I keep forgetting–I love playing cards. Heh heh heh!!

  35. Melanie
    2:04 pm on February 3rd, 2014


    Good Dog . .

    What B. Stover needs is a bookstore that sells groceries and wine.

    Kat, congratulates on protecting the homestead. What on earth were they doing there?

    Time for a nap.

  36. B. Stover
    2:15 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Melanie: Now that’s an idea!

  37. Herd of Hounds
    2:19 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    We’ll vote for that!

  38. Kat
    2:29 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    This is a video of the Start of the Quest.

  39. dawson
    2:31 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    BStover: The google doodle looks like a 6 paned window that is all frosted over (each with one letter traced into the frost, collectively spelling “google”) celebrating the coldest day on record in Snag, Yukon in Canada. The temperature was recorded as minus 63 Celsius – minus 81.4 Fahrenheit.

  40. Melanie
    2:46 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    You may keep that temperature, Dawson!

    OTAS and GLAD received a used snowblower! The guy even cleaned it up and got it working.

    Here is a rare picture of my oldest son.

  41. Herd of Hounds
    2:46 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Kat:TY for such a good race start.

  42. B. Stover
    2:54 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    OTAS is smiling so he must like the snow blower.

    Minus 81…Yark! Thank you for the description of the Google Doodle Dawson. I’m going to see if I can find it.

  43. B. Stover
    2:57 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    I found it. A cat is in the left corner looking at it.

  44. dawson
    3:03 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Kat: Thanks for the video. The Siberian teams look the best!
    I get very emotional seeing the teams take off on that 1000 mile (approx) trek. I hope I can get through the start of the Iditarod without crying, for cripes sake! I am able to identify many of the returning mushers and they seem like old friends even though we’ve never met. May all the dogs and mushers have a great race!

  45. Kat
    3:10 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Dawson, do NOT cry at the Iditarod Start. Your tears will freeze on your face!!!

    well, on second thought, maybe not this year…

  46. dawson
    3:19 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    BStover: I had not seen the cat.

    Melanie: OTAS looks like he’s having fun with his new toy.

    I have new clothes for the Alaska trip. I finally received the snow pants I ordered and they fit! Okay, so they are an inch too long but they are not a foot too long (and the waist is comfortable) so I’m very happy. They are loose enough to put a couple layers underneath if needed. I also got a present from the man who lives in this house of some carhartts for wearing when I meet the dogs. They are not insulated and fit me like a glove (I prefer loose clothing) but they will do. I am not sure about them because they are cotton which according to Princess Sam and Mollypop’s and Loulou’s Mom is a no-no but they are perfect for rolling in the snow with the dogs and running back indoors.

    WhoooHooo! Go Snowhook!
    (I am a little worrit about Rebecca too)

  47. Nurse Meashka
    3:28 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    I am more than a little worrit about Snowbella.

    Also, Dima had a very bad weekend. He was completely helpless, and had to be carried in and out. Today, he is back to normal, and has been playing with Kat and me in the very deep snow! Mom is so worrit about “next time” which she assures me there will be. She and I are not able to carry our boy.
    Kat’s Godmom is going to loan us a Help ‘Em Up harness for the next time Dima is d-o-w-n.

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:52 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Yukon!…Wow, the start of the Yukon Quest had me all choked up too…sniffle!…I have the Tracker up and running…snort!

  49. Melanie
    3:52 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    What an excellent video. I have got to get well soon so I can get up to SnowHook and do another video!

  50. Melanie
    3:53 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Dima, I understand. Sometimes I just don’t want to get up either.

    Prayers headed your way.

  51. Tupper and Gilly
    4:01 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Bee – you would like the Whole Foods store here. Big produce area with lovely greens and goods, a large wine section, a huge cheese bar, and a large book section. Ok so most of the books are health connected, or cookbooks, but still.

    Oh and we should mention the gourmet bakery…..

  52. Herd of Hounds
    4:07 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Dima: Mom understands the help in and out as we have done it with more than one doggy. Dog bless you, big guy.

  53. B. Stover
    4:15 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    T&G: The Whole Food Store sounds like a place I would like.

    Alex is up.

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:46 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Alex!…He reminds me of that movie, “Babe”…snort!

  55. B. Stover
    5:21 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Rio: Why does Alex remind you of the movie Babe…which I never saw.

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:24 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Babe!…Because he is a large border collie….snort!

  57. Masquers
    5:42 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    This city hasn’t stopped partaying since last night hence the late posting. Y’all will notice the weather for game day was most excellent (the Hawks brought it in for the big game obviously) but now is back to winter for youse – Weatherkat
    Note to Riö and Beau: We were honored to play against your Broncos team and the great quarterback Payton Manning.

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:42 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Babe!…And Fly…snort!

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:43 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Maskers!….grunt!….I’m not talking about it.

  60. Barb & Maggie
    5:45 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Prayers going out to Dima. Take it easy big guy and have a peaceful night.

  61. BearSpiritDog
    5:48 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Yes, Chet does have his own Twitter Account as do I. (All Cool Dogs Tweet)

    Dima: You fight the Good Fight and are my Hero.

    Melanie: You and Zoe are Nana’s Heroines.

  62. BearSpiritDog
    5:50 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Chet: Does this mean Bernie made a Good Bet for a change? Hope so.

  63. B. Stover
    6:13 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Thanks for the picture of Babe and Fly Rio.

  64. Wose
    6:17 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Dima, take care. You are the DAWG!

  65. dawson
    7:02 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Where is SiberH? His techno issues must be worse than expected for him to be gone this long. We are missing his good commentary on the Yukon Quest.

    O’Howler’s: It must have been a hard weekend for you with Dima done. The harness will be a big help for the next down day which I hope is not soon. Hooray for enjoying today – out in the snow with young Kat and Nurse Meashka!

  66. Herd of Hounds
    7:20 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    In 4 weeks most of the north to Alaska will be heading south. Hard to believe it is that close.

  67. Melanie
    7:35 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Hurrah for Alex! (And yes Riö, he does look like Babe’s friend)

    I am getting ready for bed. See you all in the morning.

  68. Diane C.
    7:42 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Nurse Meashka–I’m sorry Dima had a rough time, but I commend your nursing and your willingness to have the Helpemup nearby. I’m sure his doing better today has much to do with your presence and profesisonalism. I am also sending prayers. (I’d offer my wheelchair, but it’s sized for a Lhasa, so wouldn’t help.)

  69. Diane C.
    7:50 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Nurse Meashka–Apologies for the typo–that was supposed to be “professionalism”.
    Dima–Take it easy and pace yourself while you enjoy the day–I’m glad to hear that you’re up and better.
    Rio–Happy to see you out of the beer. That’s a great picture of Babe and Fly (and a great movie for anyone who hasn’t seen it–same goes for the sequel–Babe II Pig in the City).
    BSD–Good question–(it would be nice, but given the existing track record…)
    Everyone traveling, travel safely. Everyone else, keep warm and well. I’m going to work…

  70. Diane C.
    7:50 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    No, wait–Any news from the Storyteller household?

  71. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:02 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Update!….snort!…Hey everybody. I received a snail mail note from SiberH. Who knew he could put paw to pen…heh!heh!…Here is some of what he attempted to write:

    Hi Rio & Beau,
    Just a note to let you know my computer is still at the computer vet – If I don’t get the computer back this coming week, I will drop you another note. SiberH misses Rio.


    Grunt!…That last part has absolutely no meaning whatsoever to me anymore so I crossed it out…burp!

  72. Herd of Hounds
    8:13 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Rio, thanks for the SiberH update.

  73. dawson
    8:14 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Snail mail!
    Thanks Rio. Poor SiberH is missing the Yukon Quest. What a time for the computer to go on the blink. Thank dog it will be fixed for the Iditarod. I hope.

    Goodnight Melanie: I’m not far behind you because I want to get up early tomorrow with many errands to do.

    Wose: (whispering) A little bird told me that tomorrow is BelleStarr’s birthday. Also Quig, Twig and Elim have birthdays tomorrow.

  74. BearSpiritDog
    8:22 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Rio: Thank You for the Siber-H update. How We Miss that guy! Sniff.

    Happpy Pre-Birthdays to the Snowhook Bunch.

  75. Tupper and Gilly
    8:23 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Whew – glad to hear from Siber. We thought maybe he had taken off for Sochi with Natasha.

    Diane – thanks for the concern. The Storyteller and Mama are doing much better, but they both tend to wear out at a moments notice. Mama still has to take naps every day, which is alright with us cuz we’re allowed to nap with her. The Storyteller is a little more active – to him fresh air feels good – it makes Mama cough and wheeze. But they are on the mend for sure.

    Dima – stay strong dear friend. We are pulling for you.

  76. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:03 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Update!….Well, Bellie has not posted today (yet) so I will give a little update on our Rebecca, the smaller Giant…sniff!…She was at her busy-place today and tomorrow at some point she will jet off to the Top O’ The World yet again…grunt!…This by all means does not mean she is feeling tip-top, it just means she is playing through the pain….yeeeep!

  77. BearSpiritDog
    9:20 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    SnowBella: Thanks to Rio we have an Update. Many monies now come your way. We hope you will be feeling tip-top very soon. Lots of Love from us to You.

  78. Staff
    9:22 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Dear Dima, I didn’t realize how difficult it is for you and your Mom and Pop. Big pawrayers going out for you today.

    Poor SiberH, we miss you. Here is a post on the Iditarod site about the weather this year…

    Amalia and Leonard I hope youse guys are feeling better soon.

    Melanie sniff, Thursday Doctors conference. More pawrayers too.

    Dawson I am going to watch your Yukon Quest start now. Tissue is at hand.

  79. Kat
    9:37 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    We just spent a marvelous evening, running under the stars in our big, wide-open snow-covered fields. Well, we Sibes were running; Momma and Dad were snowshooing. Momma called it family fun night, and the weather could not have been better. Now our whole family is zonked, and ready to fall asleep with some mind-numbing t.v.
    Over and out.

  80. dawson
    9:43 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Kat: What a great day. It doesn’t get any better than that.

  81. Masquers
    9:53 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Kat: Dawson is right. It doesn’t get any better. Nitey-nite.

  82. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:00 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Wow!…Snow-Shoe-ing and Paw-Putting…snort!snort!…Sounds like a lot of work – I will pass on that…wheeze!

    Olympics!…That SiberH better get his computer before the Olympics start this week…whuffle!….We had so much fun last time during the Winter Olympics when we tossed Alice down the Luge…snort!chorkel!

  83. Masquers
    10:06 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Good night Siber wherever you are. sniff

  84. Barb & Maggie
    10:39 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Good night all. Everyone under the Quilt, sleep well.

    Glad the Howlers had such a wonderful night out in the snow.

  85. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:04 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    Forgot!….SiberH had a big capitalized “GAH” at the top of his paw written note…sniff!…I get the feeling he is a very frustrated Siber Husky…grunt!

    Maskers!…I’m sure SiberH thought kindly towards you are your Seahawk clan even though he is a die-hard fan of another team I will not speak of ever again…wheeze!

  86. Alice M. Johnson
    11:37 pm on February 3rd, 2014

    GAH indeed. That was not a fun time for me Rio. sniff. Good thing I have all that lovely blonde fur for insulation, and a long fluffy tail for steering.

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