Chet’s July Friend Of The Month

Congratulations, BearSpiritDog. Spence worked the random # generator and you came up big! If your human associate would email with an address, a signed copy of To Fetch A Thief will be winging your way. Also, very soon, your photo will be in the special Friend of the Month place for all of July.

Welcome Blaze from Indiana, Maxx A Million, Otis from Oregon, Roni Bolongni, Shorty.

Tomorrow: Auction Excitement Builds!


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101 Responses to “Chet’s July Friend Of The Month”

  1. Mollypop
    8:26 am on July 1st, 2011

    Bear – You lucky dog! Congratulations!

  2. Melanie
    8:32 am on July 1st, 2011

    HIP HIP HURRAH!! BearSpiritDog!! YEA!

    Congratulations from The Newf Pack!

  3. bluecat
    8:38 am on July 1st, 2011

    Bear – awesome, dude.

    Below is a 3 minute slide show. Pretty pictures. Soothing music.

    Happy Holiday weekend, Everybody.

  4. BearSpiritDog
    8:47 am on July 1st, 2011

    OMG!!! IT’s ME!! Dancing, twirling, dancing, twirling…….

  5. Barb & Maggie
    8:57 am on July 1st, 2011

    Bear, we are so happy for you. You deserve it, even if it is random selection. Twirling here, too!

    Good morning everyone, and Happy Birthday, Mary, Wolfie’s mom. Hope all continues to go well out there and that you have a wonderful birthday/holiday weekend.

  6. Melanie
    8:59 am on July 1st, 2011

    Mary, I worked all night on your cake.

    Happy Birthday! I’m going to call Wolfie to come and get it.

  7. Melanie
    9:06 am on July 1st, 2011

    Oh! and here’s my Birthday Guy from yesterday. He made the comment that he is feeling old now because instead of listening to music on the radio, he’s listening to NPR. snicker

    His tattoo buddies were shocked, I tell you, shocked!

  8. dawson
    9:10 am on July 1st, 2011

    Whoooo Hoooo!

    Another grand start to the day.

    Happy birthday to Wolfie’s mom and Canada!

    Congratulations to BearSpiritDog. What a handsome face we have to look at all month long.

    Melanie: You are the official cake maker. Very nice. Now take the day off if you can.

    Now I’m going to listen to Bluecat’s soothing music because I over slept and am rushing to get to work. Slow down…breathe.

  9. Masquers
    9:12 am on July 1st, 2011

    Great Kat! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dog leap so high in the air. He was so excited he ran off without saying:

    Good Morning Everyone!
    Happy Birthday to Wolfie’s Mom!
    A very beautiful video, Bluecat

  10. dawson
    9:12 am on July 1st, 2011


    Another handsome face, OTAS. Nice picture.


  11. Jasper the Poodle
    9:13 am on July 1st, 2011

    Good morning, plunderers! Jasper’s mom here. I just dropped Jazzy off at the groomers, he was a stinky dog! I am busy packing and purging, because I am moving to Lansing this month! Where? No clue. When? Still no clue. However, the decision to make the move has been made. Application made to apartment complex, waiting for approval. House has not sold, and doesn’t look good for it to sell, but I’m moving anyway.

    I don’t check in as often as in the past because my days are so long due to work and the drive. However, once I move I’ll be back (said in an Ahnold accent). (Youse guys can’t get rid of me!)

    Job is going great. All is well and progressing wonderfully. I am convinced that your good wishes, thoughts and prayers were a big reason why I got this job.

    Supposed to be near 90 today, so I’ve already got the AC cranking.

    Happy 4th to all!

  12. B.Stover
    9:28 am on July 1st, 2011

    Wonderful Bear! Congratulations!

    Happy birthday Wolfie’s mom.

    Jasper, take care. Melanie’s OTAS is a cool dude!!

    Good morning all.

  13. Rose
    9:29 am on July 1st, 2011

    Greetings to Everyone!

    Another beautiful day here in Westchester!

    Bear: Congratulations, my handsome and wise friend! What a wonderful way to start the weekend…I’m doing the wave in my cubicle for you.

    Many happy returns of the day Wolfie’s Mom. Enjoy!!!

  14. dawson
    9:30 am on July 1st, 2011

    Hey Jasper. Good to hear from you.

  15. OleyHowlers
    9:39 am on July 1st, 2011

    HURRAY!!!!! Great to see Bear win Friend of the Month!!! Lots of twirling here!

    Happy Canada Day.

    Happy Birthday to Wolfie’s mom.

  16. Melanie
    9:41 am on July 1st, 2011

    Hi Jasper’s mom! Sounds like you’re doing great.

    That’s wonderful!

  17. B.Stover
    9:42 am on July 1st, 2011

    Lovely video Bluecat. Thank you.

  18. Sam
    9:45 am on July 1st, 2011

    Bear makes a very handsome Friend of the Month!

    Wolfie’s Mom – Happy Birthday! I hope your day is wonderful now that you have your boys back.

  19. Melanie
    9:46 am on July 1st, 2011

    Dawson, do you have fireworks and grilling outside for Canada Day?
    Have a good one by the way, whatever the custom.

  20. BearSpiritDog
    9:47 am on July 1st, 2011

    Dawson: Happy Canada Day to you! It will be a very nice holiday weekend, sandwiched in between Canada Day and the 4th of July, America’s big celebration. BlueCat, the video was great!

    Happy Birthday, Wolfie’s Mom! You have much to celebrate this day. The boys are home and the family’s together. (whipering) Let’s hope there is some cake left for you all when Wolfie gets home with it. snicker

    Cake! Wow! Melanie, that cake looks scrumptious! Thank you for posting the picture of yesterday’s birthday boy, OTAS. What a handsome dude.

    To all non winners (Rio) Sorry to say, it was ME, not you. But…..looking on the bright side. You are now one month closer to a pawtographed copy of The Dog Who Knew Too Much. There. Now don’t you feel much better?

  21. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:47 am on July 1st, 2011

    Wha!?…. Not me! Not me Again?….snort!….It’s a conspiracy I tell you. A conspiracy! …grump!…grump! and grump!

  22. Tupper and Gilly
    10:01 am on July 1st, 2011

    Yippe and Yahoo for BearSpiritDog! That’s a face we can stand to look at for the month. (Even if if wasn’t a Corgi face..sigh)
    But we’re too happy with life to worry about that right now.

    Happy Birthday Wolfie’s Mom! May this day bring you all the good things that you bring to others.

    The Auction starts tomorrow! We want Mary’s Toffee, Whitey-Lance’s tag/boots/vest, OTAS art, the Funky Chicken Quilt, the Spanish Fan and…..

    Mama says she is handcuffing the credit card to her wrist so we can’t wander off with it and buy everything in sight. While Corgis are GREAT herders, we aren’t the best when it comes to sales resistance.

  23. Basil and Sage
    10:04 am on July 1st, 2011

    Hi Wolfie’s Mom – Happy Birthday! We know exactly what the perfect gift for you would be – a nicely matched pair of Corgis! We are getting the shipping box ready, and as soon as Basil gets the tape off his fur, we can start sealing it up.

    Uh oh – Mama saw the shipping labels and the dog biscuits in the box. Carpola – we’re in trouble again. Gotta go……..

  24. Melanie
    10:20 am on July 1st, 2011

    I am honored to say that I will be taking the photos for “Trashing the Dress” photo shoot for my will-be-daughter-in-law some time after the wedding.

    I had no idea what that was. She wrote asking me and I said, “Huh?”

    I googled it. It’s pictures of a joyous bride having a great time in her dress without worrying about it. Though she does not want the “trash” it, it must remain dry-cleanable!

    She is a big hooper! I am thinking wedding dress and HOOPING!

    (that’s hula hooping with much larger and heavier hoops than I remember)

  25. Rose
    10:34 am on July 1st, 2011

    Melanie: Oops, I forgot in my first post to say that once again, your cake is beautiful!

    Dawson: Happy Canada Day! Will you see the Royal Couple? (not the corgis, the OTHER Royal Couple).

    Today is also the late Princess Diana’s birthday. She would have been 50.

  26. Melanie
    10:46 am on July 1st, 2011

    I’ve got a joke for Riö!!!!

    You know how Geese fly in a V pattern with one side longer than the other one?

    You want to know why?

  27. alice m. Johson
    10:48 am on July 1st, 2011

    Yahooooo Bear! That’s the spirit. (Too too bad Rio.)

    Happy Birthday Wolfies Mom. Wow, the CAKE!
    Looking good OTAS!

    I was going to make cupcakes for Mr.Staff but there is only a little air conditioning in this house and there is no way I am turning on the oven. There are bakeries near here.

    Again it is supposed to get nice and hot. (95 degrees and the humidity is over 70%.)
    Stay cool everyone.

  28. staff
    10:50 am on July 1st, 2011

    I have a friend who tell me this joke every year and I have always forgotten the answer. All I remember is that it is really stupid.
    Then I forget it again.

    Waiting with bated breath!

  29. Wölfie
    11:04 am on July 1st, 2011

    Congrats to BSD!

    And Mom says “Thank You”, to everyone, for the nice birthday wishes.

    This is the happiest birthday EVER!!!!

  30. Wölfie
    11:05 am on July 1st, 2011

    PS Melanie, the cake is awesome. I hope I can get it to Mom in one piece, but I am not making any promises! It looks yummy!

  31. B.Stover
    11:10 am on July 1st, 2011

    We had the most delicious soup last night: spinach stracciatella (chicken broth with egg and parmigiano whipped together and spinach added). Also the pasta dish had rapini in it. Delish! I’m going to the market to look for ingredients……

  32. Masquers
    11:11 am on July 1st, 2011

    Basil & Sage: Too bad, foiled again!

    Bear is sending his address off to Spence as we speak. He still has a dazed look in his eyes and probably won’t be of much use today.

  33. B.Stover
    11:12 am on July 1st, 2011

    Happy birthday Mr. Staff!

  34. dawson
    11:27 am on July 1st, 2011

    Melanie: I have heard that joke too. I forgot the punch line as well.
    Oh yeah…Happy Birthday Mr. Staff!
    We don’t have fireworks on the 4th of July because it stays light until very late.

  35. Masquers
    11:43 am on July 1st, 2011

    Staff: Oops, we thought Mr.Staff’s birthday was tomorrow, Saturday?
    (checking my calendar….)

    Melanie: Did I miss the joke?

  36. BearSpiritDog
    11:50 am on July 1st, 2011

    Uh, Masquers, that is the joke. jeez

    I’m back from a long run in the morning sun.
    What a day. What a day!

  37. Melanie
    11:57 am on July 1st, 2011

    I was wondering what traditions have for Canada Day . . .

    YSAS says when he gets his own apartment, it’s going to be in a building with an elevator. He came down to get his coffee and mail a package. Halfway down the block, he remembered he didn’t have the package. Up four flights of stairs!

  38. Siber-H
    12:43 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Congratulations to Bear!!! You are looking very handsome up at the top of the page.

    Happy Birthday to Wolfie’s mom!
    Happy Birthday to Mr. Staff!

    I am a dual citizen of both Canada and the USA so I will have two holidays close together to celebrate. I just have to figure out how to celebrate Canada Day. I’m sure it involves food.

    Melanie, That is another handsome guy.

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:49 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Melanie!…. I don’t know – s it because there are more Poop-All-Over-Geese on that one side?….snort!…

  40. BearSpiritDog
    12:54 pm on July 1st, 2011

    B: The spinach stracciatella soup sounds very good! If you will be making it, can you give us the recipe?

    Off to the kitchen…..

  41. Siber-H
    12:56 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Glad you check in with us, Jasper’s mom.

    Wolfie, when you are blurring the cake back to your mom take the Northern route…bypass NM.

    T&G, Just memorize your mom’s credit card number.

  42. Melanie
    1:03 pm on July 1st, 2011


    Very good. When my friend sent it to me, I was trying to think of all the logical and scientific reasons, then he wrote the punch line and I really laughed at myself!

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:05 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Snort!…Oh brother….sniff!

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:51 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Broke!…Can someone loan me some money for the Auction tomorrow?….sniff!…She won’t give me any to bid with. She says it has to all go for car repairs and that’s that….grunt!

    AD!…I need an Anonymous Donor right now!…huffle!

  45. B.Stover
    1:58 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Bear: I think I’m going to try the soup tonight. If it’s as good as the soup from last night, I’ll right out what I did.

    T&G: Wonderful news about AQ. Excellent job!

  46. Redbone Hound
    2:00 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Brother Rio – if there is sumpthin special y’all are needin from the auction you can always call on your kinfolk

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:10 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Redbone!….I don’t have any kinfolk…snuff!… I had a brother but I don’t know what happened to him….snort!… I was the runt of the litter and he was taken away before I was. He never writes, he never calls….grunt!

  48. B.Stover
    2:13 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Liz: Do you have a picture of Mollypop’s No Sugar Cheesecake? I’ve put a note with that recipe that the one pictured is the low-fat version.

  49. BearSpiritDog
    2:23 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Wolfie: Before you blurr that cake home to the mom, recheck your coordinates. We seem to remember some problem the night of the party. Just say’n.

    Happy B-Day to Mr.Staff! If not today, then tomorrow.

    No Sugar Cheesecake, the possibility of a soup recipe from B – yum! Hmm, let’s see… what can I have for lunch…..?

  50. B.Stover
    2:35 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Wookie: I’ve listed you as the author of the Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies recipe. Is that okay or should I list DebbieLM instead?

  51. B.Stover
    2:38 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Wookie: That question goes for all three recipes. What I’ve done is list you for the cookies and Lemon Curd. I put DebbieLM for the Lemon Cake.

  52. Melanie
    2:52 pm on July 1st, 2011

    I’m really tired. I think it’s from not having to worry about Dan and I’m letting myself relax.

    Not so tired that I didn’t see B.Stover’s mistake in her comment from 1:58 pm.


  53. B.Stover
    2:54 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Melanie: I’m laughing!

  54. B.Stover
    3:19 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Bear: Here is a link to the stracciatella soup that I’m going to follow. Instead of using spinach (which I forgot to buy) I’m going to shred some of the rapini leaves. (Stracciatella is from the Italian verb for tear up or shred.)

  55. staff
    3:30 pm on July 1st, 2011

    don’t you remember that you and Redbone Hound are brothers? I remember that post from a little while ago.

  56. staff
    3:34 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Oh yeah,
    Melanie, I always try to figure it out scientifically too because I am a birder.
    It is still funny damn it and I will try to remember it for the next time my friend asks.

    there are more birds on the longer side.


  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:37 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Staff!…The fact that you have to remember something like that is kind of worrisome….snort!

  58. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    4:35 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Stover –While I very closely supervise my mom when she is making desserts, they are really more her recipes than mine. I don’t think she would mind though if I am listed as the author of the Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe, since that is my favorite, but you should list her as the author of all of the other recipes.

    And Happy, happy birthday to Wolfie’s mom from all of here in Chevy Chase.


  59. Snowhook Bella
    4:47 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Wolfie’s Mom: Happy birthday!

    OTAS: Happy late birthday!

    To all: Coach and Bev (my parents) say to tell the Plunderers hello. Coach and I explained how we came to know the Plunderers one morning back in March and Bev started to cry. She says she loves you already.

  60. Snowhook Bella
    5:06 pm on July 1st, 2011

    BSD: Oh, I almost forgot—congrats!

  61. OleyHowlers
    5:12 pm on July 1st, 2011

    So….does the auction starts tomorrow? Can’t wait!

  62. Snowhook Bella
    5:17 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Yes! The auction is tomorrow and I can’t wait either. Right now, I’m posting the items from Snowhook and then need to go over the auction page with a fine tooth dog and make sure it is formatted correctly.

    There are so many wonderful and wonderfluffed items in the auction! I was feeling kind of grumpy because I felt like I was going to miss out by not being able to bid, yet now I feel fortunate because I don’t have to make some hard decisions.

    Rio: It may not be what you want, but I’d be happy to be your not-so-anonymous donor of some Snowhook items. I understand car problems as well as the importance of having a treat budget.

  63. BearSpiritDog
    5:20 pm on July 1st, 2011

    B: Thank you for the link. It looks very delicious and easy to prepare. I forgot to ask you – I’m not familiar with Rapini – what is it?

    Staff: Received The Search today in the mail. Thank you again for sending it on. If anyone else would like to read it, let me know.

    Hi SnowBella! Enjoy your visit with the folks.

  64. dawson
    5:34 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Bev: Don’t cry…we love you too and besides, you’ll get me started.

    Canada Day is celebrated with a parade and yes BBQ’s. At least that’s what they do in this neck of the woods. An antique fire engine was leaving the parade, going up a steep street when the engine failed and it started rolling backwards. Rather than wipe out any vehicles behind him, the driver hit the ditch, and an electric pole, knocking out the power on that side of town.

    Auction starts tomorrow. I work all weekend but I will be bidding whenever the boss turns her back I can.

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:05 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Rebeccer!… This pug’s mug is smiling… heh!snort!

  66. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:40 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Hey, y’all! I didn’t get on the blog yesterday because Mom left work early and came home sick. She just now dragged herself out of bed to turn the computer on for me. I think it’s because I jumped up on her bed to make her feel better — it took me a few tries, but I made it! When she woke up this morning her head was at the footboard and her feet were by the headboard! I guess she had a restless night! She says she’s pretty sure she isn’t going to die anytime soon, but she was kind of wondering last night!!!

  67. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:41 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Oh, and I forgot to say congratulations to Bear! And happy (belated) birthday to Wookie and OTAS!

  68. Mollypop
    6:44 pm on July 1st, 2011

    B. – There is no picture of the sugarless (only) cheesecake. Mom made it once and loved it, but then the next time she also went fat free and loved it even more. If I remember correctly, the just sugarless one had a smoother top.

  69. B.Stover
    6:46 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Bear: Here’s a short Wikipedia article on rapini that also has a picture. The soup was good.

    Kirby: I hope your mom starts feeling better soon.

  70. BearSpiritDog
    6:47 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Thanks, Kirby! Hope your mom is feeling tip top very soon.

    SnowBella: Looks like Luna is Snowhook’s Dog of the Month!

  71. B.Stover
    6:48 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Mollypop: Your note to Barb said that you were sending a picture of the low-fat cheesecake. Is that right?

  72. B.Stover
    6:50 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Wookie: Okay. I’ll put your name on the cookie recipe and DebbieLM on the other two.

  73. Mollypop
    6:50 pm on July 1st, 2011

    B. – Yes, the picture is of the sugarless fat free cheese cake.

  74. Mollypop
    6:55 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Here’s a video of a Siber-H (not our Siber-H) saying “Ilove you.”

  75. BearSpiritDog
    7:11 pm on July 1st, 2011

    MollyPop: Thanks for the YouTube link!

    Siber-H! That Husky in the video could be the O.Howler you have a crush on, Meashka

  76. Siber-H
    7:36 pm on July 1st, 2011

    sob, When I click on Mollypop’s link, it says, “Sorry the page you requested cannot be found.” sob, sob

    Kirby, I hope your mom is over the worst of it and on the road to recovery. Please check in with us tomorrow and let us know.

  77. Melanie
    7:38 pm on July 1st, 2011

    KirbyT: Hope you’re mom feels better soon. OTAS isn’t feeling very well either, but I think that has something to do with Baseball game and beer.

    Zoë’s going to bid on things too! Cool!

  78. dawson
    7:49 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Siber H: I couldn’t get that link either but then I googled: husky saying “I love you” and there it was.

    Kirby’s mom: Get better soon.

  79. BearSpiritDog
    7:57 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Siber-H: Try this –

    then type “I love you” in search and the Husky video will come up in the options listed below.

  80. Siber-H
    8:20 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Thanks Dawson and Bear…When I used Dawson’s method, I saw several videos of different Sibers saying “I love you”.
    When I used Bear’s link, it took me straight to Mishka. She is one good-looking lass, but, Bear, let me tell you, the girl talks all the time. Mishka came to our superbowl party and I eventually had to run off and explore Ft. Worth to get away from her constant yak, yak, yak. Looks aren’t everything.

  81. Macy the Min-pin
    8:32 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Hi everybody,

    Felicitations of the day to all celebrants. Only 4 more days to my birthday, and I hope that all the hints I have left will net me an adult size Kong, instead of the puppy one I currently use. And some cookies, not bagged treats, but special dog cookies. I mean, really, 3 of are celebrating together, so there is no need to get all cheapo. We just got new Fiesta Ware bowls, so that is off the list. Is Fiesta Ware nationwide, or just a local item. Mom got 5 of them at a garage sale, so now we eat our kibble out of a bowl just the same as mom eats her kibble. (Or Lucky Charms as the case may be)

  82. Tupper and Gilly
    8:43 pm on July 1st, 2011

    hi everyone. Basil and Sage are still in the doghouse so we get to check in. Melanie and the pack asked us to say good night for them.
    Can’t wait for the auction.
    Rebecca – we all hope you are having a great time. Does you mom realize that since the Plunderers have all adopted you as a little sister, that she now has a LOT more “kids” to deal with?

    Mama says we have to get off now since she has clay to work on and she can’t keep hitting the refresh button with wet clay all over her hands. Maybe she will let us check back later.

  83. Tupper and Gilly
    8:47 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Macy – really? July 5th?
    (whispering – that’s our Mama’s birthday too)

  84. B.Stover
    8:54 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Good night all.

  85. Gus & BooBear
    9:09 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Wow and congrats to Bear!!! So glad one of the plunderers won this month.

    Happy birthday to Wolfie’s mom. Looks like this is going to be one for the books. So glad the boys are doing better.

    Happy belated bday to OTAS! Yesterday, Mom had to use her Iphone at work so had to keep her post short. Great picture! Melanie sure made good looking sons.

    Happy early birthday to Macy! Wow..fiesta ware bowls!! Mom heard that all of us 4 legged babies really prefer to eat out of ceramic bowls. Plastic is not cool.

    Tomorrow..the auction begins. Can’t wait to see all the items and try to decide which to bid on. Decisions, decisions!!

  86. Snowhook Bella
    9:24 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Smiling Pug: Please check your SDD.

    Tupper & Gilly: Bev is a wonderful mother with a heart bigger than most. Consider yourself adopted.

  87. BearSpiritDog
    9:37 pm on July 1st, 2011

    We are turning in here too. It is the end to a very special day. Thanks everyone for all your good wishes.

    Wolfie, I trust your mom’s cake arrived intact with no big bites out of it.

    Tomorrow the big day!

  88. Tyb
    9:48 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Congratulations! You are a great choice as Friend of the Month. I’m proud to say that I know you and am your friend.

  89. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:52 pm on July 1st, 2011


    This is so embarrassing!

    Melanie baked the most perfect cake and I blurred east to pick it up for delivery and I accidentally overshot my mark again.

    I must recalculate the warp speed time and distance coordinates.

    By the time I reached Melanie’s, I was so hungry that I ate a tiny piece because I knew that mom would understand.

    And then I ate another piece, and then another.

    And before I knew it, there was nothing left but crumbs.

    I told mom that Melanie forgot to give me the cake so I hope there is no evidence of said cake.

    (whispering). it was delish!

  90. Siber-H
    9:54 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Wolfie, That was a long blurr. You needed your energy.

    RIO!!! I hope you are watching this baseball game!

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:42 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Urgent!… Rebeccer and Wookie please check your SDD’s right now…heh!…Or the world will explode any minute now…snort!

    SiberH!…I AM! I AM watching!…Wow!…Charlie hit his first Major League Homer and I saw it!..snort!snort!…That young guy is amazing!…woooo!…Tonight they all are amazing..hoot!

  92. Siber-H
    10:53 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Rockies Won!! WOO WOO 9-0 WOO WOO
    Perhaps they should wear those red hats more often.

    night all

  93. LizF
    10:59 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Bear, that’s so great, congratulations!!!

    SO many birthdays all in a bunch on this blog! amazing. Happy day to all of you, happy Canada Day Dawson!

    B, i’ll check for the pic of the cheesecake.

    Hello Jazzy, long time no hear from.

    (i don’t get the geese joke…maybe it’s a georgraphic problem? we don’t have geese that migrate…)

  94. LizF
    11:01 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Apologies for the metric measurements! 1 ounce = 25 grams, roughly


    For the biscuit base:
    1 cup plain sweet biscuits crumbs
    ½ cup walnuts, finely chopped.
    Add 75g melted butter and mix well. Press the biscuit mix into the base of a 20cm springform tin and refrigerate for 1 hour.

    For the filling:
    Chop three medium-sized mangoes, then process:
    a 250g packet of cream cheese, 2 of the mangoes, 300ml thickened cream (the one that has gelatine in it – I assume you have that over there?) and ½ cup of caster sugar til smooth.
    Dissolve 1 tablespoon of gelatine in ¼ cup of hot water. Cool this, but don’t let it set. Add it to the mango-cream cheese mixture and stir in the remaining chopped mango.
    Pour into the biscuit base and refrigerate several hours (3ish) until set.

    Personally, i put in less cream sometimes, about half, as it can make the mix a bit less firm.

  95. Snowhook Bella
    11:22 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Rio: SDD checked and responded.

  96. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    11:55 pm on July 1st, 2011

    Rio. Ditto here on SDD and responded. And a double woo woo for the Rockies’ win. Wookie

  97. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:00 am on July 2nd, 2011

    I simply cannot wait until the auction begins.

    So exciting!

    I hope somebody bids on my best toffee!

  98. LizF
    12:13 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Don’t worry Wolfie! That toffee is going to create a feeding frenzy!

  99. Snowhook Bella
    12:20 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Mr. Wigglebutt: I agree with Liz—a feeding frenzy is in our near future.

  100. LizF
    1:46 am on July 2nd, 2011

    Hi Rebecca!!oops – probably too late in alaska now…

  101. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:08 am on July 2nd, 2011


    The auction is up! It looks fabulous! I hope my bid wins the ARC!

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