Congratulations Muffin and Pepe!

The random # generator has spoken! “Muffin and Pepe,” it said, in a thick German accent. Muffin and Pepe will be over on the right for the entire month of April (where Winky is now), and as soon as we get a postal address from their human companion (, a signed and paw-printed copy of A Fistful of Collars will be on its way. Next month this could be you! Just send in a photo to the Friends gallery.


Welcome Ally, FOM enthusiast, Beppe, biggest pub fan (who looks familiar!).


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118 Responses to “Congratulations Muffin and Pepe!”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    7:25 am on April 1st, 2013

    Good morning all! Beaatiful here, sunny, blue skies, be near 65 later. SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Cute FOM. We want to know why so many of Chet’s friends are so small?

  2. BearSpiritDog
    7:28 am on April 1st, 2013

    Farewell to Winky and Welcome to Muffin & Pepe, the
    New Friend(s) of the Month.
    I see some disappointed faces out there, but only One can be Friend of the Month…or in this case…Two.

    Good Morning, Herd of Hounds! I, BSD, was FOM Once Upon A Time and you wouldn’t call me small.

  3. BearSpiritDog
    7:29 am on April 1st, 2013

    Have to go.

  4. OleyHowlers
    7:35 am on April 1st, 2013

    Good morning! We were notified that we are FOM!!!!! Naturally, we turned it down so the honors instead went to Muffin and Pepe. Congrats to them!

    And Happy April 1 to all. 🙂

  5. B. Stover
    7:52 am on April 1st, 2013

    Muffin and Pepe are cuties. Congratulations!

    Good morning all.

  6. Trigger
    8:07 am on April 1st, 2013

    Me! I’m FOM? What? NO, you say.
    Okay. I get it. April Fool’s Day.
    Ha, Ha, Ha.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    8:12 am on April 1st, 2013

    Holy schnike! Just sitting here watching spring birds, chipmunks and squirrels when a coyote walked across the road from the woods across the street! We hear them sing all the time, but to see one at 9 in the morning…

  8. Rose
    8:13 am on April 1st, 2013


    Beautiful day for opening day! Go Yankees! Yipee!

    Goodbye, Winky, you cute little guy.

    Congrats to Muffin and Pepe!

    B: I didn’t say the exact word, but Yankees involves baseball. Ooops, I’ve said it. Cherry pie, please.

  9. Herd of Hounds
    8:13 am on April 1st, 2013

    This is NOT an April Fool’s joke.

  10. OleyHowlers
    8:38 am on April 1st, 2013

    HOH! Are you sure it’s a coyote? Cool! We hear they are around her, but we have never seen one.

  11. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:44 am on April 1st, 2013

    Pub!…Fan!…Yes, I am a big fan of pubs, but I did not put that on my little comment when I submitted my foto – all for nothing…grump!

  12. Herd of Hounds
    8:56 am on April 1st, 2013

    OH: Positive, used to see them in So Cal frequently.
    Rio: You are one PUGnacious dog.

  13. Barb & Maggie
    8:59 am on April 1st, 2013

    Good morning and Happy April Fools Day. Cold here today, but more spring like later in the week.

    Welcome Pepe and Muffin. Barb said she had a Muffin many, many years ago and she was a little foo-foo puppy. Somehow “Muffin” just doesn’t go with a big BSD type.

  14. Macy the min-pin
    9:20 am on April 1st, 2013

    Did you see this on the news this morning? Lady Liberty is missing!

  15. Macy the min-pin
    9:23 am on April 1st, 2013

    Did you see this on the news this morning? Lady Liberty is missing!

  16. Macy the min-pin
    9:23 am on April 1st, 2013
  17. Macy the min-pin
    9:24 am on April 1st, 2013
  18. Macy the min-pin
    9:27 am on April 1st, 2013
  19. B. Stover
    9:27 am on April 1st, 2013

    Rio: My oven is cleaned and fired up…sigh. Banana cream and cherry pies on the menu.

  20. Herd of Hounds
    9:29 am on April 1st, 2013

    Poor Macy. Think someone is April Fooling you?

  21. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:32 am on April 1st, 2013
  22. TMG
    10:16 am on April 1st, 2013

    Baseball season is cancelled. All bats will be collected to create a giant bonfire in celebration. All balls will be donated to animal shelters as toys. All gloves will be cut up to make dog booties. All chewing tobacco will be turned into mulch. And all stadiums will be either flooded for swimming or harrowed for community gardens.
    The Marauding Goats

  23. Siber-H
    10:34 am on April 1st, 2013

    Good Morning All!

    Congratulations to our new FOC!

    Rio, The Rockies game starts at 12:10 our time. I will not say a word about it in case you want to watch it tonight.

    I hope Spence makes his baseball predictions this year. He got it right last year.

    TMGs, Watch your backs. The Sibers may be coming after you.

  24. Barb & Maggie
    10:36 am on April 1st, 2013

    We think TMG had a fantastic idea! Community gardens get our vote!

  25. OleyHowlers
    10:36 am on April 1st, 2013

    Rio, Nice try on end of month FOC for FOM chances. So now weneed to find a new theory…

  26. Tupper and Gilly
    10:54 am on April 1st, 2013

    Well, we aren’t FOM, but we were cheered up by the goats! Getting our floatie lounge chair pumped up for the new swimming pool!

    Macy – not only is Lady Liberty missing, but wherever she is – she’s nekkid!

    HOH – we have a pack of coyotes in our back woods. They scare us! Mama won’t let us out alone after dark because the coyotes come right over the fence into the back yard.

  27. Staff
    10:57 am on April 1st, 2013

    Dad has agreed to see a grief counselor. She is coming any minute. I hope it helps him.


  28. Tupper and Gilly
    10:59 am on April 1st, 2013

    Staff – that is good news. It will help, as long as he will talk.

  29. Rose
    11:39 am on April 1st, 2013

    Staff: I hope the counselor will be able to help your dad. Strong prayers and good thoughts coming his way from Westchester.

  30. OleyHowlers
    11:40 am on April 1st, 2013

    Hope it helps, Staff.
    Mom’s dad pretty much spent the entire 4 years after her mom died until he died in severe depression. Maybe she should have insisted on counseling for him too, but it was the 80s and she didn’t know about that. It was a bad time for both of them.

  31. Staff
    11:54 am on April 1st, 2013

    The counselor came and went. I went upstairs to my sewing machines while she was here. All Dad said after was “We’ll see if that did any good.” She was here about 30 minutes.

  32. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:57 am on April 1st, 2013

    Goats!…Those goats are really getting on my nerves!…snort!…SiberH, do you think they will re-play the game tonight on Root?…sniff!

  33. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:59 am on April 1st, 2013

    Staff!…30 minutes?…wheeze!…I’m sure that was a waste of 30 whole minutes…grump!

  34. Mollypop's Mom
    12:01 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Help! I’m being held prisoner in a snow globe. Is this an April Fool’s joke?

    BTW, Sammie says, “Phooey!”

  35. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:01 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Staff!…Tell your Paw all he needs is two burping farting pugs sitting on his lap to cheer him up…wuffle!

  36. Kat
    12:04 pm on April 1st, 2013

    And a Kissing Kat.

  37. Kat
    12:06 pm on April 1st, 2013

    My shingle is out (whatever that means).
    Sorry if this is a repeat…but one can never advertise too much in this business.

  38. TMG
    12:06 pm on April 1st, 2013

    No Rockies games will be televised this year.
    The Marauding Goats

  39. Siber-H
    12:08 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Rio, The on-screen tv guide shows a replay of the Rockies game on Root tonight at 7:00 our time.

  40. Staff
    12:16 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Rio, I hope it wasn’t a waste but feel that he was resistant to the idea, although he agreed without me pushing. (It was the third time the nurse asked though)

    I am reading a funny scary book called the Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett. The Katty Librarian suggested it and it has been making me laugh. I tried to get it at the Paperback Exchange but they said they hadn’t had that one in for 4 years. (That means people like it and keep it instead of trading it in.) They happily ordered it for me though.

    Hungry. Must eat. BBL

  41. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:24 pm on April 1st, 2013

    SiberH!…I’m torn!…snort!…I want to watch it, but I should wait for my friend…sniff!…But she might listen to it at work with her little ear-plugs…grunt!…It’s a dilemma for sure…yeep!

  42. dawson
    12:25 pm on April 1st, 2013

    So long Winky.
    Congratulations to Pepe and Muffin.

    (whispering) Don’t tell Sammie that facebook Sammie won the FOM.

    Staff: Maybe we should get a therapy dog.

  43. Rose
    12:27 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Kat: Your smooches will make anyone feel better in no time!

  44. Siber-H
    12:35 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Rio, You could watch the game this afternoon and then if your friend watches it tonight, you can pretend you never saw it….like the way I pretend I haven’t got a clue what is going on when mom gets her credit card bill.

  45. Herd of Hounds
    12:44 pm on April 1st, 2013

    T&G: Ya’ll have a smart mom. Coyotes arent bad, just not picky. They like cousin.

  46. Rose
    12:59 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Hey youse guys!

    The Clothe the Giant Fund now stands at $840. To all those who have generously donated so far, the Prof and I thank you.

    Tenzing: Just a further and your Giant will have pants!

  47. Rose
    1:03 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Belle Starr, are you there?

    (Whispering) Do you think you could stnad it if the Prof and I came back for the next Iditarod?

  48. Rose
    1:04 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Tenzing: That should be “just a little further and your Giant will have pants.”

  49. Melanie
    1:25 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Hey You Guys!

    Been busy. Beautiful morning, pouring rain now. Had to drive home from errands with a bale of straw in two large trash bags strapped to the top of the Element. Inside was Grace, Mattie, two 40 pounds of kibble, Chinese take out for dinner, and groceries.

    Love the jokes. Kiy-oats are why we don’t have many small mammals around here.

    A two-fur (snicker) for FOM!

  50. Staff
    1:35 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Dawson…heh heh. Do YOU want to explain to Alice about a DOG???

  51. Macy the min-pin
    2:17 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Just a thought, why didn’t y’all start dressing the giant with pants first?

    T and G, lol, Lady Liberty cavorting around nekkid!!

    MPM 80 degress here. I would rather be with you.

  52. Herd of Hounds
    2:30 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Oh, yeah, spring. Isn’t that when mpm opens the windows and all those tasty bugs come in?

  53. Herd of Hounds
    2:31 pm on April 1st, 2013

    translate “mpm” to MOM…duh.

  54. Melanie
    3:06 pm on April 1st, 2013

    It’s snowing . . 🙁

  55. Barb & Maggie
    3:39 pm on April 1st, 2013

    We thought you meant MollyPops’s Mom!

  56. Tyb
    3:40 pm on April 1st, 2013

    I don’t know what it is, but the days seem to be going much faster than I am.
    Here is April. We thought, when we did the calendar, that we’d be playing soccer in April. We’re having snow today which makes me think the picture should have been done with a hockey puck.

  57. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:44 pm on April 1st, 2013

    SiberH!…That Braun…grump!

  58. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:53 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Dexter!….snort!…He just tied the game…chuffle!

  59. Siber-H
    3:54 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Double Grump, Rio.

  60. Siber-H
    3:55 pm on April 1st, 2013

    All is not lost now

  61. O'Howlers
    4:19 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Gah! Remember that wedding that Mom is panicked about finding a dress for? Well, now she received an invitation to the Bachlorette Party, with “Black Dress Attire”! Oh Dawg.

  62. Masquers
    4:22 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Siber & Riö are in baseball heaven.
    B: I hear you are taking orders…please make mine the banana cream with whipped cream on top.
    I may, or may not, share.

  63. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:22 pm on April 1st, 2013

    SiberH!…I lost all audio on the MLB website so don’t tell me who wins it…sniff!….We will watch the last innings on TV tonight…heh!heh!

  64. Masquers
    4:24 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Tyb: Thank you for our April calendar and for being our calendar dog of the month once again.

  65. Siber-H
    4:33 pm on April 1st, 2013

    ok Rio

  66. Wose
    5:51 pm on April 1st, 2013

    TYB: Thanks for the great calendar page! Have you ever taken a bad photo? You are quite handsome!

  67. Wose
    5:54 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Waah! The Yankees lost their home opener!! Although those rotten Mets won theirs….sob

    Siber-H and Rio! How is your team doing?

  68. Barb & Maggie
    6:01 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Hate to change the subject, but T & G, there is a documentary on tonight called Kind Hearted Woman. It is a two-part doc, tonight being the first. It is about a Native American woman who is facing some challenges. Have you heard of it and should we tune in?

  69. Belle Starr
    6:03 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Wose: Yeep! Twirl! SPLORT!

  70. Melanie
    6:03 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Rose, I thought the game didn’t start until seven.

    (There, I commented and didn’t say the you know what word.)

    The snow has stopped, but I don’t trust the weather. I am pouting.

    Chinese Take Out was enjoyed by the two leggeds. No fourleggeds get that. It’s an air alert when they do!

    TYB, looking as great as ever.

    Tomorrow is another day on the road.

  71. Siber-H
    6:10 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Wose, I am not allowed to answer your question about the game until tomorrow. Rio wants silence.

  72. Tupper and Gilly
    6:16 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Just catching up – it was a day of grocery stores, post office, errands and then Mama tricked us into going to the v-e-t. Good news is that the v-e-t says we are both perfect (which we already knew). Bad news is that v-e-t-s nowadays cost more than 3 giant bags of kibble AND a big bag of rawhide chewies. sigh

    Anyway, Barb – we haven’t heard of that documentary. Let us know if you watch it and if it is any good.

    Howlers – does your mom’s new invitation just mean that she must wear black? Or that it is super dressy? We are so glad that we rarely get invitations to weddings and stuff that we can’t weasel out of….umm, make that “have to pass up on attending”. We do have a wedding to attend this June, and Mama says she doesn’t have a thing to wear. Hmm – wonder if Miss Liberty will be needing her dress back by then…..

  73. Wose
    6:18 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Siber-H : Understood.

    Melanie: Both the Mets and the Yankees started their games at 1:00pm. It doesn’t happen very often when both home openers are at the same time.

    Belle Starr: Splort! Splort! Splort!

  74. Masquers
    6:35 pm on April 1st, 2013
  75. Masquers
    6:36 pm on April 1st, 2013
  76. Melanie
    6:41 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Masquers, Poor Phil. I wonder if he caught in his own “Groundhog Day” film, and not able to get out of it until he can forecast corectly.

  77. Barb & Maggie
    6:57 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Melanie, Don’t forget, Groundhog Day was filmed in our new town Woodstock, IL. Maybe he is hiding out here.

    T & G, we may watch that show, at least part of it. It is on from 8-10:00 and Barb may not make it that late. Will let you know.

  78. O'Howlers
    6:58 pm on April 1st, 2013

    T&G, we aren’t sure what Black Dress means, but we’re guessing it is the female version of Black Tie. Not to worry though. Mom has this one figured out. She will wear her dressy black, wear to every dress-up event, pants, along with a fancy top and her nice black silky cardigan. She is hoping those pants still fit. She won’t wear black to a wedding, but it will be perfect for the “Last Fling Before the Ring” event the night before.
    Mom and Pop feel the same way about weddings as you do, and usually manage to “pass up on attending”. But they both can’t wait for this one. They get to travel and have a 5-day vacation out of it, and it’s at night, on a boat, and oh yeah, it’s their beloved Goddaughter. What’s not to love?

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:59 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Phil!…Is Phil on the run?…heh!snort!heh!…My friend has that photo of him smoking and drinking on her busy-place wall…heh!

  80. Barb & Maggie
    7:09 pm on April 1st, 2013

    T & G, The doc. follows an Oglala Sioux woman who has been thru some difficulties and is trying to better her life and that of her two children. There are two 2 hour segments.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:10 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Howlers!…What will happen to youse guys while your Maw and Paw are jetting off and partying on boats?…sniff!

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:14 pm on April 1st, 2013

    CHobbit!…When you are not too busy, and I know you are always busy – check your SDD…snort!…Mine seems to be working okay tonight…grunt!

  83. O'Howlers
    7:26 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Rio, We will have a fun girl stay here with us. Our only worry is that she might pay more attention to those horses.

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:29 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Howlers!…Well, if someone is not paying close attention then that will give you guys ample time to do all the things you dream about doing but are not allowed…heh!heh!…Here chickie, chickie!…snort!

  85. O'Howlers
    7:38 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Rio, get this: The ‘rents aren’t getting those chicks until after they return from their trip. They mumbled something about not trusting us. We need to work on our poker faces.

  86. BearSpiritDog
    7:40 pm on April 1st, 2013

    We are Twirling, twirling here!
    Look at the Cool Easter Gift from yesterday :]

  87. BearSpiritDog
    7:41 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Chocolate Carrots too!

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:42 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Wow! Bear!…Who gave you that beautiful book?…snort!snort!

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:50 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Howlers!….Licking yer chops and counting the days till they leave probably wasn’t the way to go…heh!

  90. BearSpiritDog
    8:15 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Rio: Nana’s SIL found it in an Antique Shop. She knows how much we Love the Iditarod so when she spotted it she said it was a Must-Buy.
    The book is written by French reporter, Dominique Cellura, and translated by Kay Guerin Mann, who lives here in Seattle with her Wolf-Husky.
    Lots of photos and stories of the History of Sled Dog Racing. Cannot wait to read it!

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:16 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Bear!….That is a real Treasure!…Wow!Wow!

  92. O'Howlers
    8:17 pm on April 1st, 2013

    That book looks and sounds wonderful, Bear.

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:17 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Bear!….Don’t drop any food on it…sniff!

  94. O'Howlers
    8:23 pm on April 1st, 2013

    It is not looking good for the Phils right now. We’re going to watch the rest in bed. Good night.

  95. BearSpiritDog
    8:28 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Spilling food…No chance of that! The Beautiful Book is up high and out of reach…somewhat like Siber-H’s Husky Toys. Sniff.

  96. Barb & Maggie
    8:38 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Saying good night. Sweet dreams all.

  97. SnowBella
    8:42 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Macy: Start with pants first? What a novel, some might say logical—others might ask where’s the fun in that?—idea. Giggle.

  98. BearSpiritDog
    8:44 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Wowzer! Rio, Just watched some scenes from our Favorite Show… Breaking Bad coming soon to a TV near you.

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Pants!….The Giant gets no pants till the campaign is fully funded…snort!…He is very close to getting one leg in, but that’s that!…heh!

  100. BearSpiritDog
    8:48 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Hi, SnowBella. Have Whitey, Tenz, and the other one third of the Smoochers (Luna & Belle-Starr) been taking good care of you?

  101. SnowBella
    8:49 pm on April 1st, 2013

    What about fur-lined stocking garters? Does he have those, yet?

  102. BearSpiritDog
    8:49 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Hope he’s wearing his Long Johns while he waits. snicker.

  103. Masquers
    8:51 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Bella: Is that similar to lederhosen?

  104. SnowBella
    8:51 pm on April 1st, 2013

    BSD: Yes! They are all taking good care of me. I had a rough day yesterday, but have improved today. I’m sure it was Luna’s healing mama licks and Tenzing’s pillowness that helped.

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:52 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Garters!…snort!…No self respecting Giant wears garters…sniff!

  106. SnowBella
    8:54 pm on April 1st, 2013

    What about a fur-lined kilt? (I threw that one in there for your, BlueKat).

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:59 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Kilt!…Well, we all know what they wear under kilts…snort!…Nothing! Still no pants…heh heh!

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:03 pm on April 1st, 2013

    SideNote!…heh!…She finally turned on the replay of the baseball game…wheeze!…Oh my dawg it is so heart warming to hear our favorite announcers once again and see our team out there playing…wuffle!…Awwwww. All is right with the world today…snorkel!

    Pants!…No pants for the Giant till the Clothe The Giant fund is fully funded…sniff!

  109. Mollypop's Mom
    9:05 pm on April 1st, 2013

    It’s Rachel Maddow’s 40th birthday! She’s one of my newest BFFs (Hi Melanie). I should have been there.

  110. Staff
    9:09 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Happy Birthday Rachel. She sure looks good.

  111. Masquers
    9:11 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Melanie: Doesn’t Rachael live down the road a spell from you?
    She is one of our favorites here too.

  112. Masquers
    9:12 pm on April 1st, 2013


  113. Tupper and Gilly
    9:14 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Ummm – can the Clothe the Giant Fund afford some hot pants for the Giant? Those would keep him warm, right?
    And if he had hot pants, we could think of some new fund raisers…

  114. SnowBella
    9:21 pm on April 1st, 2013

    T&G: In such matters it is better to ask forgiveness rather than permission.

  115. Tupper and Gilly
    9:30 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Bella – tee hee

  116. bluecat
    9:41 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Bella – good one about the kilt and you reminded me I have some time-travel books to read.

    ‘Night all.

  117. BearSpiritDog
    9:50 pm on April 1st, 2013
  118. Melanie
    9:54 pm on April 1st, 2013

    Masquers, no comment . .

    A fur lined kilt! Way back the folks just didn’t wear their kilts, they slept in them. That would be nine yards of fur lined wool. That should keep him warm.

    Time for me to hit the hay. Actually, I’m allergic to hay so I’ll just get in my heated bed. The winds are about 35 miles per hour with gust up to 50.

    April comes in like a lion? Something is just wrong with that statement.

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