Contest! Actual Prizes!



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  1. OleyHowlers
    8:43 am on December 23rd, 2012

    Happy Egg Day, Plunderers and Lurkers! We were busy playing with babies yesterday afternoon, then off to Christmas Village last night. So we just now got caught up on yesterday’s blog. The holidays are like that here…so do not worry if youse don’t hear from us.
    Staff and Dawson, we are sending you a package chock-full of husky kisses. We all contributed, except Dima. He doesn’t like to kiss, but he is the world’s best hugger, so he hopped right on in that package. You’ll know it has arrived when you hear him singing.

  2. OleyHowlers
    9:00 am on December 23rd, 2012

    Wose, did the Prof get his file back? It should still be in his trash bin on his p.c. , and he can get it from there.

  3. bluecat
    9:21 am on December 23rd, 2012

    ‘Morning, Howlers (Go Irish!) and all.

    Prayers with everyone…

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:33 am on December 23rd, 2012

    Good morning. Hope everyone is felling tip top today, or getting there (their, they’re). That will make sense if you read all of the link teehee, we are being petty this morning.

    Busy day here. Barb is helping DIL with some cooking stuff for her family get together later today, but will not be attending. Short of it- Jess’s mom is not invited but wants to go, even tho she is divorced from dad. She gets snarky with several family members so she was told she can’t come. Barb has decided not to be put on her S**t list by attending.

    Has anyone out there used fresh sage in their stuffing? Barb bought some but isn’t sure how much to use. We think we should use a little more than the dried.

  5. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:04 am on December 23rd, 2012

    Hi Bluekat! How is your dad feeling?

    Not too sure about the sage tthing, so can’t help you, Barb.

  6. B. Stover
    10:08 am on December 23rd, 2012

    Good morning all.

    Barb: Yes, use more fresh sage than you would dried sage. Better Homes and Gardens calls for one teaspoon of dried; I think I would double that with fresh.

  7. Rose
    10:09 am on December 23rd, 2012

    Happy Egg Day!

    Dawson and Staff: Sending big love and hugs your way.

    OHs: Sounds like you had a busy, but fun day yesterday! The first place Prof looked for his deleted file was in the recycle bin, but that was empty. He ran a Windows recovery program, but it seems he was only able to get back bits and pieces.

    Kat, did you have fun playing with the babies?

    Tupper and Tyb up top!

  8. Barb & Maggie
    10:12 am on December 23rd, 2012

    Thanks Bee. That is what we were thinking too. About double fresh to dried.

  9. B. Stover
    10:14 am on December 23rd, 2012

    My best thoughts going to Staff, Dawson and Maggie.

  10. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:15 am on December 23rd, 2012

    Mom just realized that the Shake You Booty team has seriously underestimated their budgetary needs.


    Last year, we did not buy appropriate footwear for Natasha. If you recall, she ran the entire race in high heels. This led to sore feet and much bellyaching.

    I have contacted a fancy schmancy shoemaker in Paris, and he will be able to accommodate her needs. But at a steep price. Now, if we could talk Natty into running upright, we only need half as many booties.

    At any rate, not only do we need money for the shoes, but we also need to figure in travel costs for Natasha and her entourage. First class plane tickets to Paris are not cheap, nor is the Ritz.

  11. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:16 am on December 23rd, 2012


  12. Rose
    10:16 am on December 23rd, 2012

    The Prof and I are both off for the holiday week. My company closes every year between Christmas and New Year, since they whip us to death all year long. We will be spending two nights at the Wildflower Cottage where my friend Zelda used to live. Before she crossed over the bridge, her mom and dad purchased Link, an Akita puppy. Link helped Zelda feel like a puppy again for a bit. Although the Wildflower won’t be the same without Zelda, I am determined to make friends with Link.

  13. bluecat
    10:34 am on December 23rd, 2012

    Wose – you get to play with a puppy for Christmas. How cool is that?

    Wolfie – thanks for asking. He’s in remission and we’re very grateful. Thinking of your mom this season, as well as all those who are missing loved ones.

  14. Princess Sam
    10:41 am on December 23rd, 2012

    I got my egg this morning, but Molly’s Mom is having trouble again. Yesterday she ate a Swedish fish. After she ate it she remembered something Melanie said about that. THEN she read the ingredients, duh! Food starch. Can’t she ever learn?

  15. OleyHowlers
    11:14 am on December 23rd, 2012

    Wose, even though this comes too late to save that file, tell the Prof to look for a setting that is removing items from his recycle bin, and change it to not remove from there.
    MPM, Oh, no! We are sorry to hear you are not feeling well.
    Bluecat, glad to hear good news on your dad. Go Irish! 🙂
    And now, for your viewing pleasure, here we are with Santa at the HSBC Howladay Party. You will remember that Dima and Sasha visited Santa at ARL the prior weekend. Last weekend, he took his two red girls.

  16. OleyHowlers
    11:15 am on December 23rd, 2012
  17. Kat
    11:20 am on December 23rd, 2012

    Wose, when Baby #1 arrived here yesterday, she was scared of me. Being trained by Mama Meash, a husky who has cured every child’s fear of doggies, I was not deterred. While Meashka cozied up close and gentle, I just leaned in and devoured that baby girl’s face in kisses. Voila! She wanted down on the floor to crawl around with ME ME ME! Baby #2 arrived shortly thereafter, sans fear. We all hung out together the rest of the afternoon.

  18. Siber-H
    11:23 am on December 23rd, 2012

    Wow! That is a good feature on the Chet and Bernie series…chosen for Day 23.

    Fellow Sibers, I hope the Santa in the photo realized how blessed he was by the visit of two redheaded Siber girls.

    Wose, You will make friends with Link.

    Our prayers are with Zoe and Maggie.

  19. OleyHowlers
    11:35 am on December 23rd, 2012

    Siber, Notice how happy Dima and Meashka are to be with Jolly Old St. Nick? They know he is a great guy. Kat? Not so much. heh heh

    btw: What do you mean “the Santa in the photo”? Are there others???

  20. Siber-H
    11:46 am on December 23rd, 2012

    Fellow Sibers, It is my understanding there are several Santas at the North Pole. One Santa alone could not deliver all the presents to all the good Sibers in the world.

    I know this won’t make sense, but mom says Dima always has a very Dima expression on his face in photographs.
    Kat looks like she would rather be some place else rather than posing in front of Santa.

  21. OleyHowlers
    12:21 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Do youse guys get Parade In your Sunday newspaper? If so, today’s “Personality Parade” has a question asking how Lee Child feels about the casting of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher.

    (Whispering) Mom says to tell Siber’s mom she knows exactly what she means.

  22. Siber-H
    12:33 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Fellow Sibers, Yeah, I read that in Parade. I am not so sure I believe that Lee Child thinks Tom Cruise is Jack Reacher. I am anxious to find out how that movie does at the box office this weekend. I am not cheering for it.

  23. OleyHowlers
    12:38 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Mom’s new motto (and it’s about time):

  24. Siber-H
    12:45 pm on December 23rd, 2012


    I received the sign in the mail yesterday. Thank you very much and what a fun donation to the auction. I love it. It really didn’t take the post office all that long to get it here.

  25. dawson
    1:19 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Thanks to all the Plunderers for all your good wishes, thoughts and prayers for Maggie and us.
    I will soon be in the kitchen making a pineapple upside down cake for Staff. (whispering) It is her birthday.

  26. B. Stover
    1:22 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    In an interview with Lee Childs in the NYTimes he was quoted as saying that in order for the movie to be made it had to have a star with clout. That is Tom Cruise and he’s not that bad an actor.

  27. B. Stover
    1:23 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Happy birthday Staff!!

  28. Siber-H
    1:31 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Happy Bithday Staff!!

  29. OleyHowlers
    1:37 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Staff!

  30. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:39 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Rebecca!…Please check your SD-Dee…sniff!…We are having a hard day around here…grump!

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:40 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    What!…snort!…It’s Staff’s birthday, again?…sniff!…Didn’t she just have one?…grunt!

  32. Pancho & Lefty
    1:41 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Staff: Happy birthday! Do you need us to help you celebrate?—we can show the proper way of roasting chestnuts on an open fire.

    B: To answer your question from yesterday about the right way (a.k.a. The dangerous way) usually involves a bit of gasoline and a dare. Sometimes it even involves a double dog dare. Once in a while, the dare is followed up with the phrase, “Hold my beer and watch this.” Rio understands what we’re talking about.

    Dawson and Staff: Please know we have the quilt wrapped around your shoulders. Maggie looks to be resting well under the quilt near the gluten-free zone currently inhabited by MPM.

  33. Tenzing
    1:45 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Rio: Mission accepted.

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:04 pm on December 23rd, 2012
  35. BearSpiritDog
    2:04 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Happy Birthday to Staff!!!

  36. Masquers
    2:12 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    All of the kats singing (whispering…CHobbit…cover your ears) Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Staaaffff, Happy Birthday to you!!! and many mooorrre…..

  37. Tenzing
    2:14 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Rio: Super secret transmission decoded. Mission complete. I repeat, mission accomplished. Over and out from the field.

  38. Tupper and Gilly
    2:18 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    And Happy Pineapples.

    “Pee on it and walk away”. tee heeheehee
    There’s going to be an awful lot of damp shoppers around here….

  39. Barb & Maggie
    2:23 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    We would like to add our Happy Birthday wishes to Staff. Hope their Maggie has a good day.

    Also glad to hear good news frrom Bluecat.

    Wonder how Melanie and Zoe are doing today, and are T & G in their final day of the show?

  40. Pancho & Lefty
    2:24 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    T&G: You better hydrate or outsource. Here’s our card, give us a call. Our prices are reasonable and our staff is licensed bonded.

  41. B. Stover
    2:40 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    What do chestnuts do when on an open fire?

  42. B. Stover
    2:44 pm on December 23rd, 2012
  43. Tupper and Gilly
    2:45 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Bee – that’s simple. Chestnuts on an open fire Open Fire!


  44. B. Stover
    2:46 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    T&G: Not if you cut an x into them.

    I hope Mollypop’s Mom is feeling better.

  45. Tupper and Gilly
    2:52 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Customer : Do you make all this?
    Storyteller: Yes, we do.
    Customer: And you would rather do that than get a “real job”?

    Ready, aim, PEEEEE

  46. BearSpiritDog
    3:02 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    T&G: GRRRR. How RUDE. Where do these Strange people come from anyway?

  47. Pancho & Lefty
    3:09 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    T&G: Please fill the dig dishes. We are on our way. We’ll call our services today as on the house. You just tell us where to aim. No one treats our friend and spiritual uncle this way. Grump!

  48. Wose
    3:20 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    T&G, I hope a pant leg was grabbed. That was such a nasty thing to say!

    STAFF: Happiest of birthdays to you!

    KAT: I knew you would win those babies over. Your kisses are magical!

    OHs: Thanks for the tip. Prof has already tried that one. He has really done it this time! Love the Santa picture!

    Siber-H: I hope Link and I will be friends. I love all doggies and kitties.

    Bluecat: Anytime I get to play with puppies or kitties ia an excellent day!

  49. Tupper and Gilly
    3:34 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    In our long history of doing shows, we have found that customer IQ and courtesy is dramatically decreased on Sundays.
    We have learned to laugh it off (most of the time)
    Just think of all the material we will have for our memoirs someday.

    (Plus, we get to look at each other and just say “pee” and we’re snickering all over again)

  50. Siber-H
    4:04 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    T&G It make take your mom awhile to answer this question because I hope she is very busy selling jewelry right now, but does the art show in NM have the same kind of whackey customers that you have in MA?

  51. Gus & BooBear
    4:13 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Staff!! Hope Maggie is having a better day today.

  52. Tupper and Gilly
    4:16 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Siber – we have run into memoir-worthy customers in every part of the country. Funny thing about doing shows in places where there is a big Native population tend towards the patronizing. In the northeast, we run more often into ignorance-based rudeness. And in the southern states, customers want to bargain.
    It’s all part of the life. If we won the lottery, would we still do shows? Probably not. Would we still be making stuff? Oh yes- absolutely!

  53. c.hobbit
    4:18 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Rose: is there a computer store that can help you out with the deleted file? Sometimes it is time to call in a professional. I am sure it will cost $$ but is there any other way for the Prof to be able to reconstruct the grades for the class of students? What is he going to do?

  54. Siber-H
    4:24 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    T&G I might prefer dumb to patronizing.

    Rose, I think CHarris has a very good idea about the Prof’s computer.

  55. Gus & BooBear
    4:26 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    RE Lee Childs and his opinion of Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher, we don’t think he really can say anything negative due to PR restrictions. We would be willing to bet that Tom Cruise was not his first choice!!

  56. Masquers
    4:30 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Rose: We know Link the Puppy will help make this season at the Wildflower Cottage very special for you and the Prof; and will be the beginning of a new and lasting friendship. Your memories of Zelda, the Gentle Giant, will always be in your heart.

  57. Masquers
    4:36 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    We agree with G&BB. Lee Childs is caught between “a rock & rock & a hard place”. Wonder if he was consulted when the part was cast.

  58. Masquers
    4:42 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Rose: Sure wish there was some solution Prof’s dilemma. This doesn’t make for a relaxing getaway.

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:51 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Sunday!…Geeze!…Was it just last Sunday when Zoe fell throught the hole in the loft?…grunt!…Seems we were watching the Broncos game when Melanie posted about it…sniff!…Now we are once again watching the Broncos game – they are winning by the way…chuffle!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:55 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Projects!…My friend has finished two projects today. Go figure…snort!… She says there is something to be said about staying in the basement all day long. Which we have except to go on our walk early because the weather is supposed to change soon…grunt!

  61. Siber-H
    5:05 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    I also agree with Gus&BooBear about Lee Child and Tom Cruise.

    GO BRONCOS!!!!

  62. Siber-H
    5:13 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Movie Box Office Report:

    Hobbit stays at #1 for a second week.
    Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher made a “decent” showing to come in at #2, but the movie is not making the big bucks that some of Cruise’s other movies have on opening weekend.

  63. Barb & Maggie
    5:28 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Would be willing to bet Lee Childs cannot veto an actor once he has reached a deal selling the movie rights. He might have some input but not enough to reject unless a clause was written into the contract. Just our opinion.

    We are possibly going to watch the J Edgar movie tonight, since we didn’t get to it last night. He was in interesting person, but not someone Barb greatly admires.

  64. Staff
    5:59 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Happy Birthday to Me me me!

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:05 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Staff!…Have you had any birthday cake yet?…sniff!…I love birthday cake….yum!

  66. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:29 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Wose, tell the Prof to give all the students an A+. Then he can relax and enjoy the holiday. A perfect solution for all concerned.

  67. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:34 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Happy Pineapples, staff!

  68. Wose
    6:48 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    I believe the Prof will be recreating the grades by hand. So, instead of being completely done with school today, he will be working into tomorrow.

    Masquers, thank you for your kind words about Zelda and Link. Will take pictures and try and post to blog.

    Prof and I were just saying that we hope that Tom Cruise will not top the box office. I think tomorrow we are going to see LINCOLN, and then on Christmas, Les Miz.

  69. Masquers
    7:05 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Rose: Les Miserables is getting excellent reviews. I hope we here can see it too (on the big screen).
    Tell the Prof to take Wolfie’s advice.

  70. Wose
    7:55 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Masquers, the Prof has very high standards. He would not want to reward students who have not handed in assignments, or participated in class, and would not to short-change the students who have worked hard, and shown progress throughout the semester.

    I am very much looking forward to seeing Les Miz. Everyone in the film sang live, and Anne Hathaway’s hair was cut live during the filming. It is very interesting to see actors do things they do not normally do in films.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:59 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Interesting!…I just read Rose’s post then looked up and saw the commercial for Les Mis and ole whats her name was getting her hair cut…heh!heh!…I would never have known it was for “real” otherwise…snort!

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:00 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Trilogy!…We’ve been watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy most of the day off and on…wheeze!…Epic!

  73. BearSpiritDog
    8:26 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    AMC is having a Miracle on 34th Street marathon today…our Favorite Christmas movie. It is the original 1947 version with Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne and Natalie Wood. So guess what we are watching today.

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:33 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Zoe!…I hope Melanie checks in and lets us know how Zoe is doing today …snort!…She’s been busy I’m sure, and her sons are both there with her…sniff!…Today would have been Dan’s Celebration of Life party, wouldn’t it?…wuffle!

  75. dawson
    8:53 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    I hope Melanie and family are doing well and yes this is the original date for the celebration of the Raven’s life. I am glad her boys are together with her – maybe they went to see Zoe.

    Maggie sat up briefly to take a couple bites of the birthday cake. Otherwise she has stayed in bed but not been uncomfortable, just weak.

    Hope Mollypop’s Mom feels better soon.

    Rose: Have a good time making friends with Link.

  76. Melanie
    9:04 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    We are doing well, just very busy.

    OTAS, GLAD, YSAS and I had OTAS and GLAD’s gift exchange with Zoe today in the hospital. Zoë cried and cried. Her gift was an 11 x 14 portrait (hand painted by GLAD) of Eleanor. When GLAD puts it up on her FB page, I’ll share it here.

    I cried too. My gifts included a scratch board work of Andrea’s of a Raven. I will take a picture of it in the next couple of days and post it. I also received one of their wedding photos. sniff

    I have a new “going to town” walking cane! It has a raven as a handle! Awesome.

  77. Melanie
    9:06 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    We took the Pack out for their walk/run.

    Here I am with my walking sticks.

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:08 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Melanie!…So glad to hear from you..snort!…I hope Zoe didn’t hurt too badly when she was crying. Those derned broken ribs…sniffle!…The gifts sound amazing. Just amazing!

  79. Masquers
    9:12 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Rose: You are right, of course. We know the Prof would never take such short cuts. He is too fine a gentleman and scholar.

    Melanie: So nice to hear from you. Sounds as though all of you had a beautiful gift exchange with Zoe. We are looking forward to the photos.

  80. dawson
    9:39 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    First Christmas without brother Chris and last Christmas with my mom and dad makes for many tears and much love shared between those of us here now.
    Thinking of all you who have lost loved ones and wishing you all some happiness.

  81. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:45 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Dawson, I miss my mon something fierce.

    Thinking of you and staff during this transition. You are not alone.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:48 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Oh Dawson!…Now I have to add my tears too…sob!sob!sob!…Life isn’t very easy is it?…sob!sob!sob!

  83. Masquers
    9:51 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    We will be leaving early in the morning and may or may not have a chance to drop by here at Chet’s Place.
    Please open our Christmas Card now.

  84. Siber-H
    10:05 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Thank You for the card, Masquers, and Merry Christmas to you, Bear, and Nana.

    If you see Trigger, give him my best.

  85. BearSpiritDog
    10:07 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Melanie, C.Hobbit, Wolfie, Dawson and Staff: Your families are in our Thoughts and Prayers this holiday season. Sending Hugs and wishing you all the Love your Hearts can hold.

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:15 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Bear n’ Maskers!…Great card!…snorkel!

  87. Melanie
    10:25 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Thank you for that card and for those thoughts.

    Let’s not forget Terry.

    Dawson and Staff, thinking of you and your family. Peace

  88. Masquers
    10:27 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Terry: Thinking of you too and hope you are doing well.

    Prayers, love and healing thoughts to all our friends who are going though difficult times.

  89. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    10:34 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Beautiful card, Masquers and Bear Spirit Doug. We also caught the Miracle marathon on AMC today and we believe too.
    Thoughts and prayers and hugs and kisses for all those on the blog in need, or missing loved ones this holiday season.
    Loved the advice from T&G earlier today — certainly my motto as well.
    Nightly noodle and spaghetti-os to all.

  90. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:51 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Love the card. Thank you.

  91. Tupper and Gilly
    11:56 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    HOME!!! Mama and Dad are HOME. And like Sammie’s girl, they are never, ever going to leave again!

    The road was clear, dry and empty for the trip. Dad just settled in and told Mama “Go for it”. She beat her record for the trip by 3 minutes. (Would have been 5, but there was a firetruck blocking a side street close to home, slowed her down a mite.

  92. Tupper and Gilly
    11:59 pm on December 23rd, 2012

    Staff – in answer to your question – YES! And when you are 65, 66, 67, 68, 69…….

  93. Macy the min pin
    1:18 am on December 24th, 2012

    Happy b’day Staff!


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