Cowhide, Ash, Leather …

… make the unique sounds of baseball (sometimes with maple for ash, but there’s a down side to that, a topic for another time). Anyway, those sounds are back!

Admin’s World Series guarantee: Royals vs. Cubs.


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66 Responses to “Cowhide, Ash, Leather …”

  1. B.Stover
    10:14 am on April 2nd, 2016


    Good morning all.

  2. B.Stover
    10:18 am on April 2nd, 2016

    “Men in uniform; incomprehensible rules; hours on end when nothing happens” except spitting, scratching and adjusting.

    Sorry…but I had to do it.

  3. BooBear
    10:18 am on April 2nd, 2016

    Wow, early series pick, Admin!

    Good Saturday Morning, all!

  4. Staff
    10:22 am on April 2nd, 2016 beaver and melting stream

    This one made me think of our heartfriend.

  5. Staff
    10:23 am on April 2nd, 2016

    heh heh.
    Speak your mind BStover!

  6. Tupper and Gilly
    10:29 am on April 2nd, 2016

    Sounds like PIE FOR EVERYONE!

  7. Herd of Hounds
    10:31 am on April 2nd, 2016

    Good morning, everyone! Ah! The boys of Summer are back. Spence wants a midwest series. (You’re out!) Poor HRH H and the (sigh) pies.
    Have a springy Saturday, even if your weather smacks of winter still.

  8. Wose-the small and meek
    10:33 am on April 2nd, 2016


    HRH, B: Looks like you will be busy making pies until October! :^)

    Thinking of Wolfie…I woke up with this song in my head…

    Create the best day!

  9. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    11:06 am on April 2nd, 2016

    I love that song! I don’t remember King Harvest. What else did they sing, or were they a one-hit wonder?

    Baseball, gotta agree with Queen Bee.

  10. Masquers
    11:12 am on April 2nd, 2016

    Baseball! Yes!!

  11. BearSpiritDog
    11:13 am on April 2nd, 2016

    Pie! YES!!

  12. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    11:15 am on April 2nd, 2016

    It is 34* right now, only going up to 39*,then tomorrow 63* and back down to 27* on Monday. Yikes!

    I am fighting a very painful UTI and drinking cranberry juice ever 2 hours. I took antibiotics for 10 days for a sinus infection and I am sure that is what caused it. This is why I almost NEVER go to doctors!

  13. Herd of Hounds
    11:31 am on April 2nd, 2016

    Yes Barb they were a one hit wonder. French American group recorded songs from 1970 to 1976. If you can get out of the house you might want to find a probiotic called Azo. Sometimes it really helps.

  14. Dr. Tupper
    11:45 am on April 2nd, 2016

    For those who have to take antibiotics for any conditions – you MUST take pro-biotics at the same time to alleviate the side effects of the antibiotics.
    Take the pros at different times than the anti’s. And eat live culture yogurt.

    (I am not really as doctor, put I play one on the blog)

  15. BearSpiritDog
    11:48 am on April 2nd, 2016

    Staff: Nice Glimpse into the Big Woods.

    Wose: It may not be Moonlight, but We’re Dancing!

  16. c.hobbitz
    12:10 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    I wonder what Admin’s favorite pie is. Heh. I don’t think I have ever watched a baseball game. I might have to give it a go just to see what it is like. I have heard the term “7th inning stretch” but have no idea what it is or why it exists.

    Breaking news…Sammi the Senior Siamese foster was adopted last night! The older couple wanted a Siamese and a male and were completely unfazed by his age. Sammi had been a foster for10 months. This just goes to show that I will never give up hope for those difficult to adopt cats.

    Dr. Tupper I need a second opinion. I’ve been diagnosed with tendonitis in my left Achilles’ tendon. The doctor says basically it just takes time to heal but it has already been two months. I once has tendonitis in my forearms and it took two years to heal and even then if I overdid, it would flare up. This does not bode well for my future hiking trips. I have orthotics to wear but so far they are making things worst. (((Sigh)))

    Another very busy day ahead.

  17. Herd of Hounds
    12:22 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Sammi the Siamese, we are so happy that you have a new forever home, we will miss you next spring in Alaska!

  18. Masquers
    12:23 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    CHobbitz: Ouch!
    About the 7th inning stretch…here are some theories…take your pick:

  19. Masquers
    12:25 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    We are fortunate to have met you, Sammy the Siamese. Congratulations on your new home!

  20. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    12:32 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Congrats to Sammie. We here think seniors are the best!

    I did not know that about taking probiotics at the same time. Lesson learned. The UTI flared up right after 10 days on the meds. If I go back to Immediate Care they will probably recommend another drug.

  21. B.Stover
    1:05 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Barb: Yes, unsweetened yogurt may help.

    Hobbit: The seventh inning stretch is necessary after staring at a screen for hours…or staring at a field of players for hours…while nothing happens. Your body can’t take it so you must stand up and stretch…like a dog or cat.

    My brother and SIL had to cancel their flight back home because her father is in the hospital (heart attack and he’s 98). I may be off the blog for a bit.

  22. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    1:10 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Tell me about Azo, please.

    I am not a big yogurt fan but when I bought my cranberry juice this morning I bought 3 organic yogurts. I don’t think they are live culture tho. I bought real juice and not the juice cocktail drink. Boy, is it tart!

    It is snowing so hard I can barely see my neighbors across the street!

  23. Herd of Hounds
    1:26 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Barb, Azo is a pill that is a probiotic to help with UTI, “girlie” infections from antibiotics and a couple other things. Find at the farmacy and read the front to find the type that will help. No DR needed, just common sense!

  24. Dr. Tupper
    1:49 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Hobbit – tendonitis is a big owie, and unfortunately is seen kind of often in humans that have a certain condition like you and Mama. Unlike arm tendonitis, there is no pressure point brace for Achilles tendons. A few things we can suggest:
    *Gentle stretching of the tendon and muscles before any long or uphill walking. Easy to find stretch examples online.
    *Repeat stretching immediately post walk
    *Ice pack for 15 minutes post walk, post stretch
    *Bromelain (pineapple enzyme)tablets as part of your daily vitamin routine can help your body to heal stressed muscles and tendons
    *Arnica gel applied topically, and arnica pills under the tongue 3 times a day are also good all natural, herbal anti-inflamatories.

    And for our next trick – the cure for the common cold…..

    Tendonitis is your body telling you “STOP DOING THAT!” so if the orthotics are making it worse, stop using them and tell your doc. You may want to go for physical therapy to learn the proper stretches. If all else fails, and it is making your life difficult, you may need to go into a walking cast to immobilize the tendon for a while so it can heal.

    Barb – AZO is found with vitamins, and can be a kidney support homeopathic supplement. But if you have a bad UTI, you probably will need medical support so that it does not spread and infect other areas. You probably didn’t get the UTI as a result of the anti’s, but because of the other infection in your body. If the symptoms are not alleviated by your juice regimen by monday, please do consider getting medical help.

  25. Dr. Tupper
    1:51 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Now that was weird – the blog took our last sentence, and put it in the middle of the post. How strange.

    And Hobbit – congrats on the adoption. You are the best!

  26. Masquers
    2:11 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    I like B’s explanation of the 7th inning better…kat/dawg type stretch.

  27. Masquers
    2:14 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    B: Sorry to hear about your SIL’s father.

  28. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    3:05 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Thanks for all the medical advice. I am going to get Azo too. I still think there is a connection. I don’t normally take antis, and this started the day after 10 days or drugs. I haven’t had a UTI since March, 1985.

    Ask me why I have such a good memory of when it was……because I took a sulfa drug for it. First time I took it in 1964 I got really bad hives. Took it again 21 yrs later and had anaflaxous (sp?) reaction. Thought I was going to die right then and there!

  29. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    3:07 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Wasn’t even close – anaphylaxis.

  30. Masquers
    3:20 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    BML: Some tasty probiotic yogurts: Activia, Yoplait Original…also Fage (add fruit to taste).

    Riõ: Please check your SDD.

  31. Howlers
    3:43 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Sob. We just lost one of our chickens, and Mom is afraid she killed her. Kathryn has been acting sick on and off (mostly on) for a long time. This week she was really bad, and Mom was afraid she had an egg stuck , or maybe pieces of one. Kathryn is the hen that used to lay all of those double yoke eggs, although she hasn’t laid an egg for maybe a year! They took her to the house and let her soak in a warm bath, which she seemed to like. Then they used some vaseline, and tried to squeeze. When they put her back down, her head hung. Done. Sob sob sob

  32. Tupper and Gilly
    4:36 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Oh Howlers – we are so sorry.

  33. c.hobbitz
    5:00 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    B: take care and know that we Plunderers are thinking of you and your extended family

    Oh Howlers, I am so sorry to hear this. How heartbreaking it is to have this happen when you are only trying to help. I would have never expected that outcome.

  34. BearSpiritDog
    5:04 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    O’Howlers: Sob.

  35. Herd of Hounds
    5:09 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Howler’s mom, you did right. With birds they go when they go 🙁 Fare thee well Kathryn, squawk and peck to your heart’s desire now.

  36. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:37 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Finished!…I just finished The Martian. I’m exhausted….snort!…

    Katheryn! Sorry to hear about that chicken named Katheryn. I’ve known all my life that taking baths are very very dangerous. Now it is a proven fact…grunt!

  37. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:38 pm on April 2nd, 2016


  38. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    5:52 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Thinking of Bee and her family.

    Howlers, I tried the warm water bath for a hen I thought might be egg bound. Didn’t seem to help but she liked it. Prep. H works too if they get a prolapse. I am not sure what you were trying to squeeze, but I don’t think you killed her. A sick chicken is a dead chicken usually.

  39. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    5:56 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Howlers, it is also very unusual that she was not laying. Usually they will lay some eggs their entire lives, up to age 8-10.

    Bought some AZO. It is basically cranberry extract, but I don’t think you can overdose on cranberry can you?

  40. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    6:09 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Anyone watch Bandit Patrol on NatGeo? I love that show. It’s all about rescue and release of wildlife.

  41. Howlers' Mom
    6:13 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Thank you for helping me feel better, HOH and Barb, and for sympathetic words from all of you. I feel heartbroken, but yes Kathryn was really sick for quite awhile. Funny thing is, Fern was her protector and constant companion thru her illness. Poor Fernie.

  42. BooBear
    6:47 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    In response to yesterday….
    Macy, how many legs do you think I have? I am a proud 4 legged cat!

  43. Rose-the small and meek
    7:12 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Howlers: Sob

    HRH,B: Keeping you and your family in my thoughts, and my heart.

  44. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:14 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Stover!….What’s wrong with Stover??? ….YEEEP!…Did I miss something?…gah!

  45. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:15 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    BaseBall!…Last I knew she was dissing Baseball so I skipped over a few posts…sniff!…Will go back and wade through the Dissing Stuff.

  46. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:19 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Stover!…She is A-Okay….whew!sniffle!

    Columbo! ….We are watching a Columbo marathon…snort!…Okay, we have only seen the end of one show and are now watching the first show in entirety….heh!…..We here love Columbo. This is awesome!…heh!heh!

  47. The Other Side of the Bridge
    7:49 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Howlers: We welcomed Kathryn with open paws, not open jaws. She has been Restored to Prime and thanks you for the bath and loving care. Lay your head easy tonight, she knows she is loved.

  48. SnowBella
    7:52 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Creator: Please bless and keep Kathryn’s spirit. Please bless she didn’t suffer. Please comfort those who are grieving her passing whether they be animal or human. Thank you for the care she was given. Amen.

    Creator: Please be with B and her family. Comfort them and guide the medical providers who are offering care. Amen.

  49. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    8:09 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Sorry about Kathryn the chicken, but the report from the other side of the bridge may soften the loss.
    Prediction here: Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers in the World Series.
    And thanks for the song in memory of Wolfie. A great beat and I remember it well. And it is possible that some eyes may have even got misty here when thinking thoughts of Wolfie listening to it.

  50. BearSpiritDog
    8:26 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Amen & Thank You, SnowBella. A Beautiful Prayer as always.

    Bet Kathryn never expected such a Cheering Section on the Other Side. Some of them Canines no less.

  51. Beau - The Black Pug
    8:29 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Sneeze!…I’ze normally do not post links to anything but dis is a song that I want to nominate for my friend…sniffle!…She always seems to sob!sob!sob! when it comes on da radio and Toby Mac is one of my faves…heh!eh!heh!…So dis is my fave songz right now…sneeze!SNEEZE!

  52. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:02 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Bellie!…Please inform Luna that I sent her a message in a bottle to her hottest mail…snort!

  53. Herd of Hounds
    9:18 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Peace to the Howlers parents and the Howlers. Know that you did nothing wrong. It was just her time.

  54. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Opening!…Day for the Rockies is April 8th…snort!…So you all have time to prepare your hearts and minds and pie crusts…heh!heh!

  55. Mpop and Loulou's Mom
    9:51 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Now, I do like baseball. I need to say that first. Now let me say that this is the eighth season’s opening that I have gone through with Rio.

  56. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    MollysMaw!….Here is a big slurrpy, sloppy Smooch from ME! to YOU!….SLUUURRRRPYYY!SMOOOOCH!….I have my first baseball convert!….WOOO HOOOO!…This is amazing! Freakin’ Amazing!…WOOOOOOO!…snorkel!

  57. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:58 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Oooops!…I was so excited I forgot to end the Italics. It still works!…heheheheheh!…WOOOOOOO!

  58. BearSpiritDog
    10:11 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    What’s going on with American Idol? Too Late for Someone Here to Watch. Did Rio’s Prediction come true?

  59. BearSpiritDog
    10:12 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    MollyPop&LouLou’s Mom: Eight Seasons hanging out with the Pug?
    That is Impressive!

  60. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:16 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Bear!….It is impressive! Hardly anyone lasts that long except my Friend…heh!heh!…Baseball Season! Equals Winter is OVER and the Boyz of Summer can begin their long journey to the World Series….YES!…YEEEP!….Now I am missing my pal Siber-H very much…sniffle!

  61. BearSpiritDog
    10:43 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Our Beloved Siber-H. We Miss him and his Mom Very Much. Sniff.

  62. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    11:12 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Beau – vas vary good song. Ve feel like strut vith high heel boots.

  63. Macy the Min Pin
    11:13 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Barb, there are a couple of different types of Azo. We have never used the cranberry, but the regular is a life saver with the speed it relieves the pain. Here’s. To a quick recovery for you.

    Peace to the howler family.

  64. BearSpiritDog
    11:23 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Beau! We Liked your Song too! How Rude of us not to mention it.

    Min-Pin. That is Good Advice.

  65. BearSpiritDog
    11:30 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Tomorrow’s Sunday and Egg Day.
    Signing Off Now – Bear

  66. dawson
    11:46 pm on April 2nd, 2016

    Prediction time: Toronto Blue Jays against the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series.

    Barb, Maggie&Lucy: Ouch I feel the same way you do about doctors – I believe we live longer and healthier if we stay away from them – but for things like infections they are a necessary evil.

    CHobbittz: Congratulation to you and Sammie on the adoption. Sammie will be well-missed by her foster family.
    Concerned to hear about your tendonitis diagnoses. Sounds like you will have to take it easy for a…Hobbit? Where are you running off to now!

    Howlers: Very sorry to hear about Kathryn. Thanks to Nurse Fern for being a support during her illness.

    BStover: Imagine the changes over a lifetime of 98 years! My thoughts are with you and the family tonight.

    Rio: Inspirational song. Plunder On!

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