Congratulations Jackson!

“The random number generator,” Spence says, “has – “

“Don’t worry,” says Admin, “it’s still under its original East German warranty, circa nineteen fifty – “

” – spoken, and February’s Friend of the Month is Jackson. Jackson will be over on the right for the whole month, albeit a short one, and as soon as Jackson’s human companion sends a postal address to a signed – “

” – and paw-printed – “

” – copy of A Fistful of Collars will be on its way.”

“And next month? It could be you. Just upload a photo to the Friends gallery. Easy, funny, and  a good cardio workout.”

Welcome George; Jill, Jack and Abby (although maybe we’ve made a mistake here; if so, let us know); Luke.

Hey Chet, My name is Jackson and I would love to meet you and have some adventures! BOL!


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102 Responses to “Congratulations Jackson!”

  1. B. Stover
    8:30 am on February 1st, 2013

    Congratulations and welcome Jackson.

    Good morning all.

  2. Princess Sam
    9:52 am on February 1st, 2013

    Mommy says I have to be a good sport. I say I don’t.

  3. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:52 am on February 1st, 2013


  4. BearSpiritDog
    10:05 am on February 1st, 2013

    Congratulations to Jackson, a handsome new FOTM.

  5. Staff
    10:27 am on February 1st, 2013

    Macy, Staff’s brother, the Turtleman has done a race called the Leadville 100 on his bike. Not in the last few years though. He always finished in the allotted time except once when he stopped several times to help others and took over the 12 hour limit. My parents went one year and Dad got mountain sickness. We are definitely flatlanders here.

  6. Rose
    10:52 am on February 1st, 2013

    Greetings All!

    Congratulations to Jackson!

  7. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:55 am on February 1st, 2013

    Good morning, y’all! I’m sorry I haven’t been around much lately — Mom seems to be spending all her spare time reading stuff about weddings. I hope it’s not going to be like this for the whole next year!!!

    Speaking of weddings, Mom got a package in the mail that had what she called a “Mother of the Bride” hat. It’s all sparkly with rhinestones. It looks delicious, but Mom says I shouldn’t eat it. 🙁 Thanks, Amalia!

  8. BearSpiritDog
    10:59 am on February 1st, 2013

    Kirby! Lucky Dawg!!!

  9. Siber-H
    11:02 am on February 1st, 2013

    Congratulations Jackson! You are a handsome dude.

    That hat is so pretty. Love the colors. Kirby, Congratulations to your mom for winning.

    I am ready for the Yukon Quest to begin…sigh

    Good Morning All

  10. dawson
    11:09 am on February 1st, 2013

    So long to MacBeth – t’was very enjoyable seeing your happy face every day.
    Welcome to Jackson who looks as if he is living the good life. Congratulations.

  11. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:59 am on February 1st, 2013

    Thanks, guys! By the way, I tried to tell Mom that MY name was the one drawn — thanks, Staff’s Dad! — so I should get the hat. But she says that the booty donation has to come out of my treat fund if that’s the case. Oh, well. I’m sure the hat will look much better on her. Besides, my girl wants to center the wedding around blue hydrangeas, so the blue hat will go perfect with that. Mom says she figures she can wear the hat when they’re decorating for the wedding, and everybody will see her crown and know she’s the boss!!!

  12. Staff
    12:02 pm on February 1st, 2013

    I am looking forward to the Yukon Quest also. double sigh.

  13. Staff
    12:03 pm on February 1st, 2013

    And I really really love that blinged out cap.

  14. OleyHowlers
    12:09 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Farewell to Macbeth and welcome Jackson.

    Lucky Kirby’s mom.

  15. Masquers
    12:18 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Yes to the start of the Yukon Quest!

  16. BearSpiritDog
    12:25 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Wooo! and soon after that…..The Last Great Race begins!

  17. OleyHowlers
    12:29 pm on February 1st, 2013

    It is very windy here. The 2-leggeds think it is way too cold. This morning, wind chills were hitting o.
    Pop has to work tonight, Saturday night, and Sunday night. Mom must work Saturday daytime. We are wondering how we go about purchasing powerball tickets.

  18. Wookie's dad
    12:38 pm on February 1st, 2013

    It’s a beautiful day here in Chevy Chase. A light dusting of snow fell last night; not too deep but just enough to cover everything will a silvery white coat — the type of day that Wookie would have just loved. Perfect for romping in the snow and even an occasional snow angel.

  19. OleyHowlers
    12:48 pm on February 1st, 2013


  20. BearSpiritDog
    12:56 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Wookie’s Dad: That is a Beautiful picture.

    O’Howlers: Sorry the ‘rents have to work this weekend. It doesn’t seem fair.

  21. dawson
    1:01 pm on February 1st, 2013

    A beautiful sunny day here too, with the temps mild enough to romp in the snow. It snowed while we were out of town so there are a few inches of snow to romp in (shovel). I’ll dedicate this day to Angel Wookie and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.

  22. Tyb
    1:58 pm on February 1st, 2013

    I can’t believe that it’s February already. Time to post your calendar page for the new month. This is an old picture of Blou in the parking lot at the Gallery that he ran for several years. The heart in the picture is natural melt that Blou found; he thought it would be a good spot for a Valentine picture. So, here it is.

  23. OleyHowlers
    2:15 pm on February 1st, 2013

    That is a great calendar page for February, Tyb. Amazing about that hear-shaped melt.

  24. Melanie
    2:32 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Hello to Jackson! (another fine looking member of the Nation Within)
    Goodbye to that Scottish Play Dude.

    Working hard here and it is freezing and windy. My niece came over and helped this morning after I had shoveled 18 inches of weird snow away from the fence in the Play yard. Not ice, not slush, not snow. Weird.

    Anywoof, she’s been lifting and carrying and dusting and sweeping and making Zoë’s bed. The house is not exactly what I had hoped for but our poor go-to guy has put his back WAY OUT!

    Nap time.

  25. OleyHowlers
    2:36 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Melanie, is Zoe coming home this weekend?

    Everybody, is anyone thinking of doing 3013 Snowhook patches ?

  26. Melanie
    3:08 pm on February 1st, 2013

    OleyHowlers, 3013? Aren’t you getting ahead of ourselves?

    SATURDAY! ETA? Around 2:30 pm.

    I feel asleep at the keyboard. Yikes.

  27. Masquers
    3:13 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Howlers: Sadly I won’t be around in 3013. snicker.

    Tyb: Blou to the rescue with our February calendar page!

  28. Masquers
    3:13 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Yay! Zoe!

  29. OleyHowlers
    3:31 pm on February 1st, 2013

    heh heh heh. We have been spending too much time with the time traveler BearSpiritDog.

    so….how about 2013 patches?

    Can’t wait to hear about Zoe and The Pack reunited!!! Melanie, please take care, get rest, get help.

  30. OleyHowlers
    3:37 pm on February 1st, 2013

    We were asked by an anonymous source to forward this card.

  31. Staff
    3:40 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Oh My DOG!

    I got a package in the mail today. I heard a thump on the front porch and went to look. It was from Tupper and Gilly. Do you know what was in it??? A BLINGED OUT CAP!

    It is so very very pretty with pink and blue and crystal bling and silver dots on a basic black cap. And it is MINE MINE MINE.

    I needed this hat today. Really Really needed it. And it came.

    (((happy sigh)))

    I am wondering about one thing though. There seemed to be some cat like fur in the box. I wonder if Sage and Basil had to do some wiggling to get out of the box?

  32. Belle Starr
    3:54 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Patches! A package of patches arrived today at my Two-leggeds office. She says they look great!

  33. Belle Starr
    3:54 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Patches! A package of patches arrived today at my Two-leggeds office. She says they look great!

  34. Melanie
    3:57 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Zoë’s new iPaw is now ready for her. Came in today. I have Kindle, Amazon Instant and Netflix loaded on it.

  35. Melanie
    3:57 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Snort! The Patches are so great that it was a Double Dawson!

  36. Staff
    4:03 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Speaking of Dawson please check your SDD. I am going to take a nap.

  37. OleyHowlers
    4:12 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Patches????? Snowhook Iditarod 2013 patches????? We need a picture! and we need to get some!!!

  38. Siber-H
    4:56 pm on February 1st, 2013


  39. B. Stover
    5:05 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Are there really patches?

  40. Basil and Sage
    5:13 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Howlers – AS IF those dam Corgis needed extra food. Sheesh – they are like little vacuum cleaners with feet.

    Staff – that box is one that Gilly tried to stuff Basil in one time. Mama put a stop to it, but not before Basil had a hissy fit and shed all over it. But be grateful – he could have left something else in there – and we ain’t talking’ catnip mousies.
    (We’re glad the cap made your day)

    Patches? Did somebody say patches???

  41. Melanie
    5:27 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Heh, heh, heh . .

  42. Masquers
    5:35 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Patches? Do tell.

  43. dawson
    5:47 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Melanie: Patches! Let’s see them.

  44. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:01 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Patches!…snort!…Just the other day I was thinking about the fact that we need some new Patches!…Wooooo!…Think and It Shall Be Done.

  45. Wose
    6:01 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Tyb: Great calendar page and a wonderful, magical picture of Blou.

    Patches, you say?

    Dawson: An SDD awaits you.

  46. Wose
    6:03 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Kirby: Cool that your mom won that hat!

  47. Melanie
    6:17 pm on February 1st, 2013
  48. OleyHowlers
    6:22 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Yowser!!!!! We love it!!!!

  49. dawson
    6:24 pm on February 1st, 2013


  50. Terry Ballard
    6:25 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Heard the news at 7 this morning on my way to work. This was taken at Book Expo about 5 years ago. He asked me to give him my email address and since then I have received essays and movie reviews from him – until this week. Rest in peace, Mr. Mayor.

  51. OleyHowlers
    6:32 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Is that W-L ?????

  52. Siber-H
    6:35 pm on February 1st, 2013

    WOO WOO Love the Patch!!!

  53. Melanie
    6:36 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Yup! Chet and W-L.

  54. dawson
    6:36 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Chet, Whitey-Lance and the Burled Arch. Beautiful!

  55. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:36 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Patches? Patches!


  56. OleyHowlers
    6:41 pm on February 1st, 2013

    OMD! This is the best patch ever!!!!! Chet and The Coach at The Burled Arch. It doesn’t get any better than that! When can we get them????

  57. OleyHowlers
    6:43 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Bear and Masquers, Mom cannot wait to visit your hometown. Check this out.

  58. Wose
    7:07 pm on February 1st, 2013

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the patch!!!! I want one!!!!

    Terry: I did not always agree with his politics, but what I admired about Ed Koch, was that he was a straight shooter. He sugar coated nothing, and kept it real.
    Very nice that you communicated with him. You should write a book.

  59. Siber-H
    7:10 pm on February 1st, 2013

    The patch really is perfect!

  60. Wose
    7:10 pm on February 1st, 2013

    BTW, Terry that is a great picture of Mr. Koch.

  61. OleyHowlers
    7:21 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Terry, Mom thinks that your life is amazing. A list of places you didn’t see and people you didn’t meet would be quite a short list.

    Meashka twirled so fast after seeing that patch, that she fell over. We had to revive her.

  62. dawson
    7:22 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Terri: You should write another book. RIP Ed Koch.

  63. Terry Ballard
    7:36 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Oley – that’s funny. Back in the 80s when I worked at a dead end library job in Phoenix, I constructed a logical proof that I was the most boring man in America. Since I moved to NY in 1990, my life has picked up quite a bit. I’m working on book #3, but struggling to find a publisher. It’s a guide to the 40+ special libraries on the island of Manhattan. I’m hoping to have a home for it by the time I go to Book Expo.

  64. Masquers
    7:45 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Wooo! Great Forever Patch with Chet & Whitey-Lance!!!

    Terry: Interesting people have not only crossed your path but stayed to talk about it. RIP Mr. Mayor.

    Howlers: Even I didn’t know that. “It’s raining kats & dawgs” takes on a whole new meaning. Heh.

  65. Basil and Sage
    7:57 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Oh geez – we barely have time to get online at all anymore – seems Mama has found another version of that dam fish game. Has anyone else tried Fishdom 3? Man oh man oh man….she may never come up for air again.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:59 pm on February 1st, 2013

    SNORT!…I love!love!love! that we now have a patch commemorating our first year with Snowhook and now this Forever Patch….TWIRRRLLLINNNG! and spinning and twirling and gasp-gasp-gasping!…wooooo!

  67. OleyHowlers
    8:43 pm on February 1st, 2013

    We just watched the very last 30 Rock. Now we on to The Office.

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:58 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Downton!…My friend was on her old machine and started sniffling while watching the latest episode of Downton Abby….snuffle!…I’m surprised at the events unfolding, but that is what makes a good show….wheeze!….Mama is Mad as hell on the show as she should be. Stodgy old men and their ignorant old ways.…gurgle!sniffle!

  69. BearSpiritDog
    8:59 pm on February 1st, 2013

    We are caught up on Elementary which thankfully can be watched online as it is on too late for us.

    HerbKats: Staying away from that addicting Fishdom. Thanks to Alice, we are Jigsaw Puzzle fanatics around here.

    Rio: You were right-on with your comment the other night about Justified. I hate snakes! I’m in good company…Chet and Indiana Jones don’t like them much either.

  70. BearSpiritDog
    9:00 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Downton was a Shocker for sure!

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:01 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Bear!…I was saddened at the end when you know what bit you know who…sniff!…I kept imagining Clarkson in that role…wheeze!

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:05 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Downton!…I think Maggie Smith’s performance was the most heart-breaking of all…wheeze!….Her walk of pain was indeed very wrenching…sob!

  73. BearSpiritDog
    9:34 pm on February 1st, 2013

    What a Remarkable performance. It looked so Real!

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:36 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Performance!….Which one do you mean Bear?…snort!…The snake or Maggie…sniff!

  75. OleyHowlers
    9:40 pm on February 1st, 2013

    The last episode of Downton Abbey was certainly a shock. But it opens up all sorts of new story lines, doesn’t it? Like will u-know-who have to go back downstairs? And what about the new little one?

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:46 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Downton!…I don’t think they will treat him that way and send him back to the car-stables…grunt!…But I was wondering if this show will be on long enough for us to see the little Irish Catholick grow up…heh!heh!

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:48 pm on February 1st, 2013

    CHobbit!…Every time I see Betty White on tv I think she is Chobbit Harris…heh!heh!

  78. Melanie
    9:50 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Still waiting to start DA going to watch it with Zoe. Not ten and I’m ready to get into my grown up bed. Thank Dog. Just have to get Patsy, Franklin, Mattie and Rose off of it. I wouldn’t have thought a queen size bed could fit all those dogs on it!

    Terry, the Raven was like you. He saw and participated in many of era’s outstanding things. One of my favorites was when he was in collage and a spilt beans on one of the famous nucular scientists there.

    Bed calls. TTFN

  79. OleyHowlers
    9:57 pm on February 1st, 2013

    We here are having trouble keeping our eyes open. We hope we get an update on the forever patch tomorrow.

    But first, before we lie down in our comfy beds, we need to remind youse that Louisa Mae still needs $195 to get to the Start…who can deny The Winsome One?

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:11 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Patches!…Yeah, anyone who seems to be “in the know” is not talking about them so what are we to think?…grump!…Don’t show us a photo and then leave us all hanging about how to order them or if they are free Gifts for all the Special Donors…grumble!…Not the way to present something to the gang….just saying….wheeze!

  81. BearSpiritDog
    10:15 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Rio: Both shows were Great, but I meant Maggie on Downton.

    Melanie: What are you doing up so late? It’s way past my Bedtime!

  82. Gus and BooBear
    10:27 pm on February 1st, 2013

    We love the new patch!! What a surprise! Can’t wait to get that one.

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:29 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Bear!…I know. I was just joshing with you…sniff!….Has everyone lost half their mind tonight?…grump!

  84. BearSpiritDog
    10:37 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Rio: Just got it. Gah. Half a mind is better than none.

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:38 pm on February 1st, 2013


  86. BearSpiritDog
    10:50 pm on February 1st, 2013

    So Rebecca is on one of her Wilderness Trips? Having Moose Stew for supper no doubt.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:55 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Bear!…Do tell. Where did you hear all this news?…sniff!

  88. BearSpiritDog
    11:09 pm on February 1st, 2013

    If Memory serves me…Last night she mentioned she was jumping on a plane this morning to head out to the Frontier…yet again.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:09 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Hmmmphf!…We are watching “All Creatures Great and Small” and not assuming anything right now…grunt!

  90. BearSpiritDog
    11:16 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Good show.
    Time for me to grab a Late snack and head off into the night.
    Talk to youse in the morning – Bear

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:16 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Absence!…Well, that would explain Rebecca’s absence…sniff!…She did mention the Patches before she took off apparently…grunt!…To damn bad someone else “in the know” could not take time to explain how the patch came to be and how we as peons could possibly obtain one or two of them…grump!

  92. Masquers
    11:24 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Riö: The new patches seemed to be a surprise to everyone…even Bella. A very nice surprise, we might add.

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:29 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Grump!…I do not like surprises like this…Grump!…Once you Unveil the surprise, you should give some useful information and not just disapear in guise of “whatever, and Yawn!”, that is whats bothering me….sniff!

  94. Staff
    11:34 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Wow a ‘forever’ patch for Snowhook. And us. I am sure notification on how to get a patch will be soon. Otherwise there will be a mutiny on the blog. Heh.

    Rio and O’Howlers check your SDD

    Nighty Noodle youse guys…except Liz. Good morning Liz!

  95. Masquers
    11:44 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Perhaps the surprise was let out of the bag before its time. Who knows. We’ll find out soon enough.
    Well…there doesn’t seem to be anything interesting to watch on TV…so may as well get started on that first Andy Carpenter Mystery that our pal Wookie recommended so long ago.
    If someone here would ever breakdown and spend the money for an iPaw I would be able to post somewhere other than the room where the PC sits. Fat chance that will happen anytime soon. Grump.
    Goodnight, Riö and Staff.
    G’day, Liz

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:53 pm on February 1st, 2013

    Maskers!…Ever the jazz optimist…grunt!…I always want things done the Right Way The First Time…sniff!…Hence, I lead a life of disapointment…grumble!sneeze!burp!….Goodnight and goodbye…heh!..I need some time to myself camping out and blowing my harmonica by the river in the mountains….snort!…Do Not Look For Me…grunt!

  97. Belle Starr
    2:33 am on February 2nd, 2013

    Oh, dear. My Two-legged put on AJ’s parka and is refusing to come out of the fur rough. I heard her mumble something about having upset her very special pug friend. It seems I spoke two soon about the patches without thougth of providing further details before my Two-Legged got on a plane. She says she blames my upbringing, whatever that means. But, today was a very big and busy day for Snowhook. First, my Two-legged headed into town early for a bit of an emergency meeting and then headed for the airport. She missed her flighted, campaigned her way onto a standby flight, but that’s a story for another time. Bonnie, as in Bonnie and Clyde decied to up an have four puppies this morning! Can you believe? And, to top it off, AJ left today to take fourteen Snowhook dogs to a 200 mile race called the Tustumena. But, get this—he isn’t running it, but our dogs are. Another musher will run the A team in the race including Junior. My Two-Legged got home late tonight and headed straight to the kennel to do chores only to get inside and realize she may have upset the pug and caused the rumblings of a mutiny. Gulp. She still won’t come out of the fur rough, but once she does, I’ll see to it that she provides details to get your paws on the forever patch.

    The patch fairies have been busy, with special attention paid to the likes what the back of Whitey-Lance’s head looks like.

    I hope Rio forgives my Two-legged for unintentional chaos, or we may never see her and I need my belly rubbed or I’ll get in a bad mood.

    Night all youse.

  98. c.hobbit
    2:45 am on February 2nd, 2013

    Oh Bella, the PugSu will be ok in the morning (paws crossed). Surprises can be a shock to someone used to being first but the bottom line is that we have
    *a wonderful new patch to look forward to.
    *our A-team is in another race!
    *And more puppies for the future of the kennel!

    Rebecca has had a lot on her plate without also working full time at a job that requires a long commute from Willow to Anchorage much less flying around the state. I don’t know how she does it. I hope she is well again and that her back is up to all the chores and stress.

  99. c.hobbit
    2:46 am on February 2nd, 2013

    So does Rebecca have names for the four puppies or a theme around which the names will be given? Or does she need help from the Plunderers? That might be a good fundraiser: $ for a chance to name a puppy!

  100. OleyHowlers
    7:56 am on February 2nd, 2013

    Oh my. We went to bed happily dreaming about the possibility of obtaining a Chet-and-Whitey-Lance forever patch. And we wake up to find 4 new puppies, and the A-Team going without our giant. Gah! What is up with that? We don’t like it. And who is this other musher and how do we follow that there race?

    And lastly, what on earth is a fur rough????

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