Cold Weather Advice

“On the other hand,” Admin says, “Audrey slept on the porch glider as usual, showing no desire to come inside. Actually refusing, to put it more accurately.”

“That coat of hers!” says Spence.

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137 Responses to “Cold Weather Advice”

  1. OleyHowlers
    8:21 am on January 25th, 2013

    Good morning, all. We don’t think it is cold outside, and we get po’d when we are constantly reading others (on FB) being judgemental about 2-leggeds who let our kind outdoors in this weather. The article Admin posted is a good one. The important part is to know the breed and the individual dog.

    Melanie, sent you a message on your SDD. sniff

    Yuji! Hurray for Civil Disobedience!!!

    Rio, we sent you an email on Wednesday…didn’t you get it?

  2. OleyHowlers
    8:41 am on January 25th, 2013

    Oh Dog, the start order for the Northern Lights 300 has been announced, and our team is 2nd to last!!!! 🙁

  3. Rose
    8:52 am on January 25th, 2013

    Oleys, first tell your mom the jackets Prof and I bought are Columbia. The tech touch gloves are the 180’s brand. All the cool winter stuff is on sale now.

    Second, &*)^%$#@!)*&^%#. Why are we second to last??? How are the positions picked???

  4. B. Stover
    9:06 am on January 25th, 2013

    Audrey is tough! Here the wind chill is 8 and it’s snowing. I’ll be staying inside.

    Good morning all.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    9:34 am on January 25th, 2013

    Just read Melanie’s sad news from last night. So sorry for your loss. I hope it goes well with Zoe.

  6. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:37 am on January 25th, 2013

    HoooOOOoooOowlers!…Wednesday! What’s Wednesday?…sniff!

  7. OleyHowlers
    9:39 am on January 25th, 2013


  8. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:42 am on January 25th, 2013

    Race!…It does not matter when they team starts because they adjust everyone’s time at a certain point…sniff!…Or does it matter because of the condition of the trail?? SiberH do you know anything about this?…wheeze!

  9. Barb & Maggie
    9:52 am on January 25th, 2013

    One of the things that Barb did yesterday was to visit the rehab place in Woodstock. It is housed in the old Woodstock Hospital and was quite nice. Small, clean and quiet. Staff was nice and friendly, and that is where Barb wants to go after the hospital stay. Doc has to give his approval, he likes to have final say. They have a little library with a computer, so once Barb gets there on Friday or Saturday she will be able to make contact.
    Bee, the #s for Kelly and Josh are correct. Kelly is easier to reach so try her first. Barb will let her know you are going to check in with her.

  10. OleyHowlers
    9:58 am on January 25th, 2013

    Rio, We know they adjust the time, but it is the condition of the trail that concerns us, especially in light of the warm temperatures in Alaska this year.

    Barb, why does doc have final say?

  11. Macy the min-pin
    9:58 am on January 25th, 2013

    Just woke up, read news, cried. Hugs to Melanie.

  12. Barb & Maggie
    10:12 am on January 25th, 2013

    Oley, Not sure why. His assistant said that when Barb attended the class they would try to sign her up for certain places, and to not sign. Evidently the doc likes to follow thru with his surgery patients. Or maybe he is just a control freak! Anyway, the hospital put down on her file that the old hospital was her first choice.

  13. Princess Sam
    10:16 am on January 25th, 2013

    Melanie, so sorry to read about Katie this morning.

  14. Alice M. Johnson
    10:28 am on January 25th, 2013

    So sad to hear about Katie. I am sure that she is glad to visit the Raven but we will miss her down here. I hope Melanie’s talk with Zoe goes well. I don’t want Zoe to get depressed.

    AJ was one of the last mushers to enlist in the race. It might be that the places were already chosen and he just got stuck on the back. Otherwise they choose them by lot and it is just the luck of the draw.

    Have to go to the post office today and mail a surprise package to the sick one in AK.

    We didn’t get any more donations to the booty fund either. Sniff. We are at 1315.00 dollars and have had 39 donations with many people giving 3, 4 and even 5 times.

    I think we could say that 1350.00 is our goal if you all agree. Then we could be almost done and could concentrate on the Feed the Giant fund. That would only be 150 booties short.

    What do you think?

  15. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:32 am on January 25th, 2013

    Alice!…I think we have all of February yet…sniff!..It is up to you though….grunt!… Beau has been working hard at Kat-Watch to earn a few more treatie pennies…sniff!…I’ve been working hard at watching him…heh!…Although, it would be good to focus on Feed The Giant as they will be needing to buy supplies and get things packed within the next few weeks….wuffle!

  16. Alice M. Johnson
    10:42 am on January 25th, 2013
  17. Alice M. Johnson
    10:57 am on January 25th, 2013

    After AJ’s race this weekend we can watch the Yukon Quest. It starts next weekend.
    Sort of a warm up for ‘our’ race.

  18. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:58 am on January 25th, 2013

    Kat!…That’s no kat…sniff!…Must be a guy in a kat-suit. No kats I know act that way…grunt!

  19. Alice M. Johnson
    10:58 am on January 25th, 2013

    Well I will think about it. I am going to the post office now. BBL

  20. B. Stover
    11:07 am on January 25th, 2013

    Barb: I believe that you are on Central time which means that you’re an hour behind me. (At 11AM my time it’s 10AM your time.) I’ll call Kelly Tuesday after 4PM my time if that sounds good to you.

    There is a new six-part series on PBS starting tonight called “Shakespeare Uncovered.” Each episode has a different “host” giving a “tour” of a play. Tonight’s host is Ethan Hawkes on Macbeth. The other five are Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson, and David Tennant. Sounds interesting.

  21. Siber-H
    11:14 am on January 25th, 2013

    Melanie, We are so sorry to learn of Katie’s passing. Love and Hugs
    sob, sob, sob

  22. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:17 am on January 25th, 2013

    Shakespear!…That sounds like a really good show that we must watch tonight…snort!snort!…And its Friday so I can stay up late no matter how early Beau wants everyone to go to bed…grump!…That guy!

  23. Siber-H
    11:21 am on January 25th, 2013

    Audrey is a girl after our own hearts, huh? Fellow Sibers.
    Spence could try mom’s method of get behind the dog and push into the house, but I can make mom’s life miserable once I am in the house if I don’t want to be there.

    Alice, However you want to do the bootie fund is fine with me.

    Long story short: It does not matter that AJ is starting the race in then next to last position.

    Today’s race begins at Happy Trail Kennels, which is the home and kennel of Martin Buser. He has won the Iditarod several times.

  24. OleyHowlers
    11:22 am on January 25th, 2013

    It seems not a week goes by without one of us having terrible news. Besides Melanie’s sad news, today Mom learned that an icon in our community passed away yesterday. Mom loved and respected him. He is the founder of the Central PA African American museum, and a respected historian and oral history storyteller. His death was very much unexpected.

    So we want to just concentrate on the happy and exciting stuff. That is what us members of the Nation Within do. We live for the moment. And the moment now is just a few hours from RACETIME!

  25. OleyHowlers
    11:23 am on January 25th, 2013

    Siber, thanks for that piece of information. We here like Martin Buser a lot.

  26. Barb & Maggie
    11:26 am on January 25th, 2013

    Bee, That sounds good. Yes, we are on central time. Surgery is scheduled from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. then 1 hour in recovery. Doc is supposed to call and report to Kelly after surgery is finished. Barb told her it was silly for her to wait at the hospital, or see her afterwards, because she won’t remember it anyway. Barb is pretty practical and a no-nonsense kid of a gal.

  27. Barb & Maggie
    11:28 am on January 25th, 2013

    Rio, Did you watch Parenthood yet? Can we make our comments?

  28. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:29 am on January 25th, 2013

    RACE!…The race starts today???…snort!…For some reason I thought it started on Saturday…grunt!…But now I remember Rebecca talking about getting AJ and the team off and then changing into her work clothes…duh!

  29. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:32 am on January 25th, 2013

    Barb!…Yes, we watched it…grunt!…Comment away!

  30. Siber-H
    11:32 am on January 25th, 2013

    I have thought about this and I think the trail conditions could matter to those that are starting the race at the back of the pack. If the trail conditions are not good and it is warm, the teams in front could tear up the trail somewhat for those that are following them.

    This is only a guess based on some things I have read.

  31. Siber-H
    11:33 am on January 25th, 2013

    Rio, The race starts at noon our time.

  32. B. Stover
    11:35 am on January 25th, 2013

    Apparently there are two episodes of the “Shakespeare Uncovered” series on tonight. After the Macbeth “tour” there will be an episode with Joely Richardson and her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, touring the comedies.

  33. OleyHowlers
    11:36 am on January 25th, 2013

    (whispering) Siber, we don’t think our Kat is a real Siberian Husky! Her favorite places to lounge about on these frigid days that were created for us Sibes are: in front of pellet stove, in front of fireplace, in warm Big rents bed.

  34. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:40 am on January 25th, 2013

    SiberH!…Can you make sure they update the standings every 5 minutes or so??…sniff!

  35. Siber-H
    11:41 am on January 25th, 2013

    The high temperture in Big Lake Alaska today is going to be 24 degrees. After today, it drops to 4 degrees tomorrow and 3 degrees on Sunday Snow is forecast for today.

  36. Barb & Maggie
    11:44 am on January 25th, 2013

    Rio, We thought they wrapped up all the story lines and had a happy ending for almost everyone. We think they did this in case they are not renewed. If they know for sure a series will be renewed they usually have more cliff hangers.

    Also, we thought Sarah made a wrong choice, but then again doesn’t she usually pick the wrong men? Hank “might love her”, but tells her he is moving after she dumps the guy who really loves her. Bad move on her part.

  37. Siber-H
    11:45 am on January 25th, 2013

    Rio, I wish. I did give some thought to trying to make phone calls to the officials, but I don’t think we would get any more information out of them than the official standings that are posted.

    Fellow Sibers, It looks like we can forget about Kat doing the Iditarod, but she is adorable.

  38. OleyHowlers
    11:49 am on January 25th, 2013

    Where is Big Lake Alaska in relation to this race?

  39. Siber-H
    11:53 am on January 25th, 2013

    Big Lake is where the race begins at Happy Trails Kennel.

  40. OleyHowlers
    11:55 am on January 25th, 2013

    From facebookie: “As of Wednesday night the trail is in great shape all the way to Finger Lake, it should be a great race.”

  41. Siber-H
    11:56 am on January 25th, 2013

    Very Good News for all the teams!!!!

  42. OleyHowlers
    11:58 am on January 25th, 2013
  43. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:02 pm on January 25th, 2013

    SiberH!…It’s probably a good idea not to call and Yark! at the officials…snort! …They wouldn’t understand you anyways…sniff!

  44. Siber-H
    12:06 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Well, Rio, In Alaska one would think that they speak Husky.

    That is a good article on the Race. I do not like the idea of snow machines and dog teams mixing, but I know they had no other choice.

  45. BearSpiritDog
    12:32 pm on January 25th, 2013

    A Very Warm Welcome to Katie of the River Bear Pack from Everyone over the Rainbow Bridge…especially the Raven, who misses his Newfs.
    Hugs to those she left behind.

  46. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:40 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Bear!…What time is it in your neck of the woods right now?…sniff!

  47. Terry Ballard
    12:47 pm on January 25th, 2013

    I’ll have to act like a good neighbor to Haley and see if I can help.

  48. BearSpiritDog
    12:49 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Rio: PST is now 9:45…an hour behind youse.
    My early rising is temporarily on hiatus due to this being my hibernation time of the year.

    Staff: Don’t give up on the Booty Fund. We WILL prevail!

  49. BearSpiritDog
    12:51 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Terry: Haley’s mom does seem to be struggling with the photo upload.

  50. OleyHowlers
    1:08 pm on January 25th, 2013

    (whispering) We don’t think Rio was asking about PST.

  51. Masquers
    1:12 pm on January 25th, 2013

    And…they’re off! Love the name Northern Lights 300.
    Bella: Hope you are feeling better this morning.

    Howlers: Sometimes he gets confused with the different “time” zones.

  52. OleyHowlers
    1:14 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Masquers, we don’t think they’re off yet…another 45 minutes isn’t it? Or are we confused by time too?

    DUH! Now we see that the header on the Northern Lighs 300 webpage and FB page says “Big Lake to Finger Lake”. Missed that Big Lake thing before.

  53. Masquers
    1:37 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Howlers: Perhaps I am confused as well. The race starts at 10 am Alaskan time…in about 25 minutes. Chalk it up to my enthusiasm.

  54. Siber-H
    1:39 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Hopefully, The Race’s facebookie page will have some news as the Race progresses.

    I am sooo going to miss those little green flags.

  55. Wookie;s dad
    1:47 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Melanie — so sorry to hear about Katie. But I am sure that the Raven will look out for her on the other side. A special contribution to Snowhook in her memory has been made.

    Regarding Audrey, Wookie would fully understand; he loved to sleep on the chaise lounge in our screened-in porch (we referred to it as HIS chaise) even in the coldest of nights, if we would let him.

  56. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:09 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Start!…The race has surely started by now…sniff!…I have the Leaderboard page up and ready to refresh at the drop of a hat…heh!heh!

  57. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:12 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Alice!…Check your SDD…snort!… And I told you so!..heh!

  58. Siber-H
    2:14 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Chet’s facebookie post is funny today.

  59. Barb & Maggie
    2:18 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Wow, that random generator is a piece of work!

    Finally finished House at Riverton. It was a little slow, but interesting. Good insight into what life was like “downstairs” at turn of the 20th century.

  60. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:26 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Random!…I’ve looked very closely at that random number generator design and I do not see the part with the letter “I” on it…grunt!… Is this why “I” never win?…grumble!

  61. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:32 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Leaderboard!…I do not see any updates on the Leaderboard…grump!

  62. Gus and BooBear
    2:43 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Melanie, just caught up on yesterday afternoon and evening posts. We are so sorry to hear about Katie. Had u already taken her home or was she still at the hospital? Mom had a cat once that made it through surgery then just passed. But he was weak from previous surgeries. So hard to lose any of our babies! She will be well loved over the bridge.

    Wookie’s Dad, how is Wookie’s grandpa doing? Has he gotten to come home yet?

  63. Melanie
    2:45 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Thank you all. I will be passing on your messages to Zoe on Sunday. T&G, please thank your parents for the prayers for a new day. Sure could use it.

    Katie died at 9:30. Zoe woke up at that time and then couldn’t go back to sleep.

    I called Zoë’s doctor’s answering service and left a message about what had happened ant that she would need support today.

    This morning I called the nurses’s desk and told them that someone needed to go down to Zoë’s room because I was giving her bad news about one of her dogs.

    By the time I had called Zoë’s room, a nurse with two dogs of her own was with her.

    I’m very tired. Didn’t sleep. Also having to take care of post-op Gracie. She is doing well, but can’t be left alone.

  64. Alice M. Johnson
    2:47 pm on January 25th, 2013

    While Staff was out another donation was made. This donation was in honor of Katie and now the Shake Your Booty fund is at 1340.00.

    Whooo Hooo!

    thanks so much

  65. Chet The Dog
    3:46 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Admin: testing.

  66. Wookie's dad
    3:47 pm on January 25th, 2013

    A great article about a blind sled dog in NH (Gonzo) and his brother Poncho who helps him do his thing.–spt.html

  67. Chet The Dog
    3:48 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Saw that one, Wookie’s Dad; almost linked today. – Admin

  68. Wookie's dad
    3:50 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Chet — I think everything is okay now, but for about 10 minutes, I was having difficulty accessing the blog.
    Gus & BooBear — thanks for asking. He has been home now for about three weeks, but we are still dealing with a lot of adjustment issues.

  69. Siber-H
    3:50 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Thanks Admin! The blog is back!

    Thanks Wookie’s Dad, We need some good news today.

    Melanie, I am glad a nurse that has dogs talked to Zoe. Only people that have dogs and kats as family members can understand this loss.

  70. BearSpiritDog
    4:11 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Thanks for helping out Admin…it was touch and go there for a while (more go than touch actually)

    Melanie: We also will be making a donation to each of the funds in honor of Katie.
    It was good someone who understands was there with Zoe on this sad day.

    Wookie’s Dad: Grampa has been in our thoughts. Good to hear he is home. BTW: We see Wookie’s Mom was about the second Plunderer ever to post on the blog and Wookie signed the post.

  71. Chet The Dog
    4:12 pm on January 25th, 2013

    One more test!

  72. OleyHowlers
    4:15 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Melanie, Zoe’s waking at the time of Katie’s passing brought tears here. We are hoping she does not get depressed. We need her to keep progressing in her recovery so she can be back home with the rest of her pack.

    Darn leaderboard is still not updated. Their FB page talks about Lisbet Norris leaving the start.

  73. OleyHowlers
    4:18 pm on January 25th, 2013

    A very nice article about Gonzo, Wookie’s Dad.

  74. Mollypop's Mom
    4:24 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Oh boo hoo. The Trappers Special Sled Dog Races for tomorrow and Sunday have been canceled. There’s not enough snow on the trails. Rats!

  75. OleyHowlers
    4:29 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Kat is now doing her best impersonation of a Sibe. It is snowing. It is cold. It is long past suppertime. She still won’t come in.

    MPM: Now you will have to watch the NL Leaderboard with the rest of us. We think there should be a law against sled races without those trackers.

  76. c.hobbit
    4:58 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Staff: I will mail Rebecca $40 tomorrow for the Shake the Bootie fun in honor of our recently departed members: Wookie and Katie.

  77. BearSpiritDog
    5:05 pm on January 25th, 2013

    O.Howlers: Kat heard your comments and is out to prove you wrong.

    Rio & Staff: Check your SDDs.

  78. Barb & Maggie
    5:20 pm on January 25th, 2013

    C Hobbit, that is very generous of you.

    Did anyone happen to catch the Today Show segment with Tori Spelling and her pet chicken? Joy Bauer was doing this piece where she checks out celebrity’s refrigerators.

  79. Masquers
    5:25 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Mom just ordered the 2013 Insider! We’re Iditarod bound in March (virtually anyway).

  80. Masquers
    5:26 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Any new news on the current race?

  81. OleyHowlers
    5:34 pm on January 25th, 2013

    They finally updated the Leader Board, with all of the start times and number of dogs on the teams. We have 16!! Now we want to know who is racing, who is in lead, who is swing, who is wheel, etc. We need to know, because we are living vicariously thru Team Snowhook. Oh why oh why did Bella have to rush off to work meetings.

  82. OleyHowlers
    5:45 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Masquers, AWOOO !!! Thanks for the kick in Mom’s butt…she let us re-up our Insider subscription!!! AWOOOO !!!

  83. BearSpiritDog
    5:56 pm on January 25th, 2013

    O. Howlers: Yes! Another signup for the Iditarod Tracking Device.
    Siber-H: What about you?

    Barb&Magpie: Please check your SDD.

  84. Alice M. Johnson
    6:08 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Whoo HOOO. Another Donation to the Booty fund from the ever generous Plunderers. We are now up to 1380.00 This donation was to honor both Wookie and Katie

  85. Barb & Maggie
    6:29 pm on January 25th, 2013

    BSD, there is nuttin in our SDD.

  86. OleyHowlers
    6:37 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Mom just finished “The Forgotten Garden”. It was very good, though very sad.

  87. Siber-H
    6:41 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Bear, Yes, I am signing up this weekend. Thanks again for the reminder. It is best to do it ahead of time because I have seen them have technical problems right before the race when everyone tries to sign up at once.

  88. BearSpiritDog
    7:12 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Barb&Magpie: Heh, heh…try again.

  89. OleyHowlers
    7:22 pm on January 25th, 2013

    We aren’t supposed to get a lot of snow, but it’s still coming down steady. We always say it’s too cold for snow when the temperatures are this low. So this snow has all these very glittery ice crystals, making a beautiful scene out there. It makes us wonder if this is how the snow looks in Alaska, on the sled races.

  90. BearSpiritDog
    7:52 pm on January 25th, 2013

    O.Howlers: MollyPop’s Mom could use some of that.

  91. Wookie's Dad
    9:48 pm on January 25th, 2013


  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:53 pm on January 25th, 2013

    GAH!….Gah! Gah! Gah!…snort!…My friend has been on the phone with tech support for 2 hours now because our internet service was not working…sniff!…Finally they realized the ethernet cable had been unplugged from the router….grump!….Who was here all day that could have done something like that???…grumble!…Not me or Beau. He was busy on Kat-Watch!…grump!….hmmmm.

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:55 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Gone!….Where the hell is everybody?…sniff!…Are you guys starring at the Leaderbored??…wuffle!

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:00 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Wow!….Looks like they did an amazing job of getting all the teams on the trail exactly 2 minutes apart…snort!…So AJ and the Team are 56 minutes behind the rest of ’em on the trail…sniff!…I’m sure he will be in the lead in no time at all…heh!…Go Junior! Fly like the wind!….Wooooooo!

  95. Siber-H
    10:11 pm on January 25th, 2013

    GO JUNIOR!!!

    I wonder how Rebecca is doing.

  96. Macy the min-pin
    10:12 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Just chillin’ on the couch.
    Nightly noodles.

  97. Barb & Maggie
    10:16 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Nighty noodles, Macy. We are heading off to bed too.

  98. SnowBella
    10:17 pm on January 25th, 2013

    I finished my day of meetings just a bit ago and I am still at the office. I checked the leaderboard. What’s this? No updates? Gah and yark!

    Sixteen of Snowhook’s finest—Junior among them—harnessed up and left the starting line this morning. Because of trail conditions, the starting line was changed to Willow and was not too far from the kennel. Once AJ and the team left the starting line, I packed up, fired up the dog track drove back to our house and jumped in my other car that held my non-dog parka, my laptop and highheels. I barely made it to Anchorage in time for my meetings, but I made it. Wheeze!

    Rio: Junior made you proud and thoroughly disappointed Belle Starr by his refusal to pack extra pink harnesses and eyebrows in a sparkly pink backpack.

    I am going to leave the office soon and go home. I will need to do dog chores for those of us who stayed behind, so you may not hear much from be tonight before all youse go to bed.

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:17 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Macy!…What is that being reflected on the back of your computer?…snort!

  100. Masquers
    10:18 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Go Junior!!! Go Snowhook!!!
    Going to read here.
    ‘Night all.

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Rebecca!….What a day you’ve had…sniff!…And I am sure you don’t feel all that great either…grunt!…After chores you need to rest and stare at the Leaderbored like we have been doing…sniffle!

  102. Redbone Hound
    10:22 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Miz Macy – move over just a tad, Sugar. Do y’all have that there race up on the computer?

  103. Macy the min-pin
    10:24 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Lol, pug! We have been trying to figure that out too! This picture was taken awhile back. It looks like a leg stump to us.

  104. Macy the min-pin
    10:26 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Why yes, Mr. Hound, I surely do have the race up. Let me just nudge mom off. There, come on over here, sweetums.

  105. Redbone Hound
    10:44 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Ah am not sure who is a winnin that there sled race, but these here submarine races is plumb fascinatin’.

  106. Staff
    10:45 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Oh my. SIL brought Chinese over again tonight. It is turning out that Friday is our Chinese night. We had a yummy Veggie Chow Mein and Scallops and Shrimp in Garlic Sauce. We all shared.

    I have another donation to report.

  107. Staff
    10:55 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Oh my. SIL brought Chinese over again tonight. It is turning out that Friday is our Chinese night. We had a yummy Veggie Chow Mein and Scallops and Shrimp in Garlic Sauce. We all shared.

    I have another donation to report. One last one today honoring Katie, and now the Booty fund is up to 1395.00!!! Whoo HOOOOO

    That means we only have to get another 105.00 dollars and we will have met our goal and the perfectly bedazzled Plunder Kap will go to the chosen winner. So far we have 41 names in the hat. Many of them more than once. I will have my Dad pull the winner once we hit the total.

    And Rio, you were right! Alice admits it.

    In honor of the last two donations…

    How did that Samoyed get in there?

  108. Staff
    10:57 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Oh my, Macy and Mr Redbone Hound. Please act responsibly on that there couch.

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on January 25th, 2013

    WooooHooooo!….Shake yer Boooties!….Wooooooo!….So very close to being fully funded…yipppeeeee!

  110. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Who!….Who will go in with me and Beau for 10.00??…snort!….We need 10 donations of 10.00…sniff!…Who will go in with us Pugs?…sneeze!

  111. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:09 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Shakespear!….We are up watching a tour of Macbeth…shudder!sneeze!…Excellant!

  112. Redbone Hound
    11:12 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Miz Staff – Ah will be pleased and proud to throw mah little $10 into the booty fund. But y’all just put mah sweet little Miz Macy’s name in that there hat for the drawin. Ah shore nuf couldn’t be seen down heah wearing them fancy jewels on mah cap. Oh man – now that jest would not be a good thing, no suh!

  113. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:15 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Brother!….Woooo!Yes!… That is 20.00 towards the last 105.00 needed!…snort!snort!…Who else will stand with Brother Redbone, Me and Beau?…sniff!…Who else can spare 10.00 for 10 booties?…chuffle!

  114. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:27 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Screw!…your courage to the sticking place and we will not fail…snort!…A great line from Macbeth…wheeze!

  115. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:31 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Beau!…Tuckered out from a big day of Kat-Watch!…snort!…Noice he stole his new toy back from my bed earlier tonight…grunt!

  116. Gus and BooBear
    11:34 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Rio, Gus and BooBear are in for $10 each. We will Paypal Rebecca tomorrow with that donation and email Staff with the donation.

  117. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:39 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Woooooo!….Puss n’ Boots, Brother Redbone, Me and Beau are innit for 30.00 towards the last 105.00 Shakin’ Booties!…Wooooo!….Who else will join us? Who else has 10.00 dollars to give for booties!..snort!snort!

  118. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:52 pm on January 25th, 2013

    Furry!…Stover I know you watched the tour of Macbeth tonight…snort!…I was wondering what you were thinking when Ethan quoted the line with the sound and the fury in it…sniff!

  119. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:06 am on January 26th, 2013

    STOVER!…My friend was at The Old Vic for 3 nights in a row…snort!snort!…What a beautiful old theater…sniff!

  120. Macy the min-pin
    12:09 am on January 26th, 2013

    Oh, Mr. Hound, you are sweeter than molasses pie!! And Staff, we are properly chaperoned at “all” times.

  121. Macy the min-pin
    12:15 am on January 26th, 2013

    Where was this when the Royal Mum needed it?

  122. c.hobbit
    12:16 am on January 26th, 2013

    Rio: I just SDD’d staff that I will up my original donation $5.00.

    -40 and I am suddenly tired of winter. Crap. Three (or four) months to go depending on the weather gods. I am thinking that my plan of moving 400 miles south to Anchorage is not south enough.

  123. c.hobbit
    12:18 am on January 26th, 2013

    Thinking of Melanie; I hope is is able to sleep well tonight.

  124. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:18 am on January 26th, 2013

    CHobbit!….Please move here to my state…sniff!…You could give me treats and dawg forbid take me on “short” walks…chuffle!

  125. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:22 am on January 26th, 2013

    Late!…We are off to our beds…sniff!….Beau insists. His real all-night bed is upstairs and he is well ready for it….heh!…Goodnight!

  126. SnowBella
    1:44 am on January 26th, 2013

    Gah! There are still no official race updates other than a facebookie messages stating all teams are into the first checkpoint, and some have left. For splorting out loud…

  127. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    1:55 am on January 26th, 2013

    Mom said that we can Shake Our Booties for another $10,

  128. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    1:57 am on January 26th, 2013

    but it wouldn’t be fair to be in the drawing cuz (sorry, Bee) we already won something.

  129. SnowBella
    2:39 am on January 26th, 2013

    Chores are complete and race stats are updated. AJ was into the first checkpoint at 240 in the afternoon, and true to schedule, left four hours and four minutes later. It looks like he did drop a dog. Who? I have no idea.

  130. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:18 am on January 26th, 2013

    Is he in second place?

    Am I reading that correctly?

  131. SnowBella
    5:41 am on January 26th, 2013

    Wigglebutt, Wolfie: You are correct, but a lot can happen between now and the finish line so I try not to get too excited. It is also a result of starting in the back of the pack and the times being adjusted at the first checkpoint. Wheeze!

  132. OleyHowlers
    5:56 am on January 26th, 2013

    Go AJ! Go Snowhook? Go Junior!
    Who are running lead?

  133. OleyHowlers
    5:56 am on January 26th, 2013

    Go AJ! Go Snowhook! Go Junior!
    Who are running lead?

  134. OleyHowlers
    6:03 am on January 26th, 2013

    Rio, we can add $10 to the Shake Your Booties.

  135. bluecat
    7:55 am on January 26th, 2013

    Rio & Staff – check your SDDs.

  136. Arno
    3:04 pm on December 1st, 2015

    Carol, thank you for your comment. I have cekched your order and you did recieve an additional 10% off of your order, and your name has been entered into the drawing. Thank you so much!

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