Danger In Pennies

“Something we didn’t know,” says Spence.

“And maybe another reason to get rid of the penny,” Admin says.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57581037/dog-fatally-poisoned-by-one-penny/

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  1. Barb & Maggie
    8:47 am on April 24th, 2013

    That is a sad story. Barb’s mom had a Westie, named Noel. Very sweet dog. She liked to eat things she shouldn’t, wWonder if that is common with Westies.

    Who knew that about pennies! Barb’s old Airedale, Xander, used to eat socks and underwear. Never needed surgery.

    Good morning all.

  2. Barb & Maggie
    9:00 am on April 24th, 2013

    Funny but true Xander story. This goes back to the time when son Josh was a young man and still living at home, single but dating. One day Xander was out in the back yard, and was straining, unable to complete his poop. Barb went over and saw that something was stuck, so she got a paper towel and gave him a gentle assist. Turned out to be black thong panties, very small. Looked exactly like when they were eaten. Could have been washed and returned, however, Barb threw them out and never mentioned a word to Josh. Snicker

  3. B. Stover
    9:04 am on April 24th, 2013

    Good morning all.

  4. Luna
    9:09 am on April 24th, 2013

    Good morning! We arrived home from Wose and the quilt late last night. We snuck in because mama was asleep. She had two very long days that started before the crack of dark. It was difficult to leave Wose, but she assured us she was feeling well enough for life outside the quilt. Wose, don’t be shy if you need us again. We will be at your side quicker than a certain pug running toward a plate of hot wings.

    The big race will be here before we know it and the invitation for the Plunderers to join us is a standing one.

    Wolfie: How did you get the photo of Rio trying on disguises?

  5. Rose
    9:11 am on April 24th, 2013

    Greetings!

    Turning out to be a beautiful day here in Westchester! Temps in the 70’s are predicted.

    O’Howlers, read your post from last night. Fares to Alaska are pretty inexpensive at the moment. Would youse guys come too?

    Bear, I have decided to read “The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs” by Nick Trout. I’ve read a few pages. I’ll keep you updated.

    Wishing everyone a pleasant day!

  6. Rose
    9:15 am on April 24th, 2013

    Luna: I miss you and Belle Starr already. sniff

    Belle Starr: Silly me, I just realized when that TV station came to interview the Giant and your two-legged mama, you are the very first dog seen….sparkly and in close-up.

  7. Barb & Maggie
    9:25 am on April 24th, 2013

    Macy, Good luck to your dad this Friday on his job interview. Will you have to move if he takes an offer?

  8. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:39 am on April 24th, 2013

    How did I get a photo of Rio wearing a pretty pink rain jacket? Well, being a master blurrer has it’s advantages. He tried on several slickers, and this was his favorite.

  9. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:41 am on April 24th, 2013

    I hope the storyteller is feeling better.

  10. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:42 am on April 24th, 2013

    And Macy, best of luck to your paw.

  11. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:51 am on April 24th, 2013

    Freaky!…”Goldstein wears her dog’s ashes in a heart-shaped container on a necklace”…gah!

  12. Barb & Maggie
    9:58 am on April 24th, 2013

    We agree, Rio, that was a little over the top. We hav we urns of old friends, but not a necklace.

  13. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:06 am on April 24th, 2013

    Busy!…grunt!…My friend sent me a text on my little Go-Phone. Someone at the busy-damned-place told her she is the only reason they come to work anymore….Awwwww..sniff!burp!

  14. Macy the min-pin
    10:07 am on April 24th, 2013

    Thanks for everyone’s good wishes for Dad. Unfortunately, despite his stellar resume, once interviewers get a look at his “maturity” they seem to go off him. But, yes, we would have to move if he got one of them. Mom would LOVE to move ANYWHERE (almost, not Dallas). She was born in Ft. Worth, moved to south Ft. Worth, then a southern suburb of, you guessed it, Ft. Worth, then suburb #2 and finally, suburb #3.

  15. BearSpiritDog
    10:13 am on April 24th, 2013

    Yes, Why do we have Pennies? They are in circulation so that Merchants can advertise their wares at $1.99 leading the Unsuspecting Consumer to Believe he/she is paying closer to one dollar than the actual price of two.

    Sad Story about Sierra. sniff.

  16. Masquers
    10:20 am on April 24th, 2013

    Macy: Laughing over your remark to Riö of last night to…”please close the door to Colorado.”
    Paws crossed for your dad’s successful interview.

    Beautiful sunny day on the Island.

  17. Rose
    10:25 am on April 24th, 2013

    Macy, sending good thoughts to your Dad from Westchester!

  18. Masquers
    10:26 am on April 24th, 2013

    Look!…over on the right…a little blurb from The Sound & the Furry.

  19. Herd of Hounds
    10:43 am on April 24th, 2013

    Gooood morning everyone! we are behind because mom had to take care of the grandpussies this a.m. Mom also has a cabinet with pretty urns for our sibs that cross the bridge before us.

    Mom’s computer access has been limited as the “boarder from the basement” who is usually here only alternate weekends has been here over a week. He’s a long haul driver so is usually on the road. (He’s a neighbor’s kid..20’s..trying to get started)

    Sad story today. Mom’s wolf used to eat ANYTHING and it would pass…wolf advantage. Good to hear about Rose. Hope the Storyteller is doing ok, Rebecca too.

    Love the Colorado door remark and Rio’s rain outfit!

  20. Staff
    10:47 am on April 24th, 2013

    Macy, Good luck and lots of hope for your Dad and Mom on their trip to other parts of Texas. I bet they will take one little look and say “Wow, an experienced and resourceful guy, Let’s grab him quick.”

    At least that is our prayer.

    Rio: Your friend and one other sane one left at the busy place. Watch your backs!

  21. BearSpiritDog
    10:50 am on April 24th, 2013

    Royals: Forgot to say…that was a Cute Photo you posted Yesterday of Gilly as a Puppy.
    Tell us, How is your Dad feeling this morning?

    Sharon & Herd: Where are youse? Heh. There you are!

  22. Annabelle
    11:04 am on April 24th, 2013

    Macy: As a lead dog a certain age, I want to tell you that maturity equals experience. There are just some things that can’t be taught in books, but are taught only by many miles on the trail. Good luck to your pop!

  23. O'Howlers
    11:17 am on April 24th, 2013

    Howdy to all! First off, if we could open a door to let youse all get some of our gorgeous, 70s weather today, we would. However, we are worried that we would get Maggie’s rain or Rio’s snow instead.
    Macy, Austin would be great, wouldn’t it? Best of luck to your dad. Mom thinks the reason she didn’t get that other position had to do with age excess experience.
    We here loved the cute picture of Gilly as a puppy, with her dad. And also, Rio’s adorable :) rain slicker.
    “Found a penny. Picked it up. All day long you’ll be throwing up”. Now we know why Mom hid the coins jar when Kat was a baby.

  24. Buddy
    11:18 am on April 24th, 2013

    Macy, I think Mommy is the perfect age, and I just know your dad is too. Tell him to wear his experience with pride!

  25. B. Stover
    11:20 am on April 24th, 2013

    It was raining here but now it’s snowing.

  26. Herd of Hounds
    11:21 am on April 24th, 2013

    Mom says she worked hard for each and every grey hair and wrinkle so she wears them with pride and always asks for old-fart discounts :)

  27. Siber-H
    11:29 am on April 24th, 2013

    Mom says she knew about the penny thing but it is always good to spread that info around. Mom reads a lot of dog stuff.

    Macy, Best of luck to your folks on their trip. All those places they are visiting are great Texas cities. Mom is like your mom about Dallas.

    We have read all the books by Nick Trout and liked them. The one Rose mentioned must be a new one.

  28. Siber-H
    11:36 am on April 24th, 2013

    Baseball history was made yesterday…the game between the Braves and the Rockies in Denver was played in the coldest temperatures ever recorded for a Major League baseball game….23 degrees.
    They should have substituted Huskies for human baseball players in that game.

  29. Masquers
    11:44 am on April 24th, 2013

    Siber: The Huskies would have won the game.

  30. Siber-H
    11:51 am on April 24th, 2013

    Masquers, We would have played better than the Rockies did. gah

  31. Staff
    11:55 am on April 24th, 2013

    Rebecca, When you have enough sleep, a package of dog coats is on it’s way to you. We have more going out once I return to the farm, but this is a little taste.

    Hugs,
    Staff, Alice M. Johnson and AbbietheKitty.

    Dawson paid the shipping!

  32. Rose
    12:15 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Siber-H: I would be most happy to loan you the book when I’m finished.

  33. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:33 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Grump!…One would think our team would do better in cold weather than a team from Atlanta, Georgia…grumble!…Da Bums!

  34. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:35 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Bums!…No that’s not really what I really think…sniff!…I love my Rockies – even if they are frustrating…grunt!

  35. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:35 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Really! …heh!

  36. BearSpiritDog
    12:57 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Royal Mum & Melanie, Please check in.

  37. Siber-H
    1:06 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Wose, Thank you…let me know what you think of the book.

  38. Rose
    1:15 pm on April 24th, 2013

    SIber-H, Will do.

  39. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:29 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Rose!…Check your SDD quick like a little flowering rose…heh!

  40. Rose
    2:56 pm on April 24th, 2013

    RIO! Checked and responded, unless there is another SDD waiting.

  41. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:32 pm on April 24th, 2013

    SiberH!…I am going to watch the game tonight with my friend…sniff!…So don’t yell out any scores or anything…grunt!

  42. Melanie
    4:00 pm on April 24th, 2013

    I am here. Well, I still am having trouble with the concept of here. See,I’m writing this at home at a certain time, but then it goes out through the inter “tubes” to land where? Not only that, but not everyone will receive the comment at the same time, nor read it at the same time. Throw in the time change . . I think I’ll just think about something else.

  43. BearSpiritDog
    4:02 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Melanie: Here!

  44. Melanie
    4:05 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Anywoof, the ancient apple trees have had their hardcloth skirts taken down. It appears the the Rodents Of Unsual Size have left the area. I have left the skirts up on the peach, new apple and two small maple trees. i don’t trust those things.

    I rolled up the hardcloth, tied it and put it in the barn. After that? Power nap!

    One of the trees had a sucker grow right into the skirt.

  45. Melanie
    4:06 pm on April 24th, 2013
  46. Rose
    4:09 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Melanie: Looks like the thing from “The Blair Witch Project”.

  47. Rose
    4:12 pm on April 24th, 2013

    See what I mean

  48. Tupper and Gilly
    4:16 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Mama is back to tap dancing and twirling based on how well the Storyteller was doing today. Now that those bad p I l l s are getting out of his system he is much much much much much better.
    whew

    And Mama says that she is going back to see him tonight and she is taking a certain Royal Princess to see her Daddy. Wonder who that will be?

  49. Gilly
    4:18 pm on April 24th, 2013

    It’s ME ME ME!
    I am a Princess ( of the non- WonderFluff type)

  50. Rose
    4:19 pm on April 24th, 2013

    T&G: Best news about the Storyteller! Wooooooohooooooo!!

  51. BearSpiritDog
    4:22 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Tupper&Gilly: Hurray! It’s a Good News Day!!!

  52. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:37 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Rehab!…I continue to baffle over how those nurses keep giving the wrong meds to people…sniff!…I’d rather die in my warm soft bed than ever go to the Rehabie or the Hospitty places…grunt!

  53. B. Stover
    5:02 pm on April 24th, 2013

    T&G: Excellent news.

  54. Melanie
    5:15 pm on April 24th, 2013

    I think we should all meet up at The Storyteller’s rehab place and start a dance down the hall to http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=46bkXgxb66E&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D46bkXgxb66E

  55. Melanie
    5:17 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Whoops, wrong song. That one is for me. snicker

    Here we go . . A one and a two and a
    http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=lRL00smhmc4&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DlRL00smhmc4

  56. Siber-H
    5:18 pm on April 24th, 2013

    WOO WOO We are very happy about Amalia’s news!!

    Rio,I won’t say a word about the baseball game.

    Melanie, How is Gracie doing?

  57. Basil and Sage
    5:37 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Hey – psstttt – don’t tell Mama, but we have arranged to have the Storyteller transferred to another hospital. Check it out:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km6YP7Fec_U

  58. Princess Sam
    6:13 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Bad Kats!

  59. Masquers
    6:14 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Herbs: The team from Grey’s Anatomy? snicker.

    Melanie: It’s getting better. Yes, yes it is.

  60. SnowBella
    6:29 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Belle Starr has been texting me from her little Go-phone all day. She is convinced Wose is coming to live with us. My first thought is that we could use a handler. My second thought is, “Where in hell did she get a Go-phone?”

  61. Masquers
    6:38 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Bella: She just visited our pug friend in Colorado did she not?

  62. Melanie
    7:06 pm on April 24th, 2013

    SnowBella, check if you still have your credit cards.

    Gracie has hit a plateau. Waiting to hear from the v e t tomorrow about new med.

    Front coming through!

  63. BearSpiritDog
    7:07 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Oh…Still Crazy After These (Beers) Years………..

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:13 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Bear!…snort!heh!snort!….good one! We are closing our eyes and ears to all news tonight so we can watch the game not knowing anything – good or bad…wheeze!

  65. Herd of Hounds
    7:22 pm on April 24th, 2013

    B&S: Mom hated disco but sure sang along to Nursing Queens!
    Melanie: Promise Gracie treats if she takes her meds good. That’s what the daddy dawg does.
    BSD: From your mouth to dawg’s ears.
    Rose: We always love to hear from you :)

  66. Melanie
    7:47 pm on April 24th, 2013

    HOH, the Pack receive all meds in peanut butter. They get jealous if someone is getting meds and it’s not them. PB is great because the meds have more of a chance of getting down their throats instead of being caught in their jowls.

    I just called Golinka and The Storyteller answered the phone! How cool was that?

    He sounds great and in this reality. No more dancing giraffes for him.

  67. bluecat
    7:58 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Melanie – very good news about the Storyteller. The giraffes will miss his good energy.

    Best wishes to Gracie.

    Years ago the parental units were in the islands at a “winter workshop” on business and Paul Simon was staying at the same place. Mom watched him head down the beach, alone with his guitar, and she really, really wanted to follow him and hide behind a sand dune and listen. But she didn’t.

  68. Melanie
    8:06 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Sigh . . Lost opportunities, Bluecat.

    The moonrise was spectacular.

  69. Princess Sam
    8:26 pm on April 24th, 2013

    American Idol is on now. This is getting so difficult because there is so much talent here.

  70. Princess Sam
    8:40 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Kree is still my absolute favorite. It’s just her mix of country and blues that makes me very happy to listen to.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Walk!…wheeze!…Back from our long walk where Beau always poops out a 6 ta 7 incher…gah!…He is definitely back to normal…sneeze!…Where does he get that much food?

    Sammie!…Oh no! We are both in a quandary as to what to watch – The Rockies or the Idols…sniff!…yeeep!…They both start at the same time too…grunt!…We will have to do the remote-shuffle I guess…gurgle!

  72. Basil and Sage
    9:12 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Rio – gee, thanks for the visual. Now we are going to have that mental image in our heads all night…..gah!

  73. dawson
    9:26 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Hmmmm.
    Just catching up on 2 days worth of posts.

    Wose: Thanks for the link to Wookie’s relatives, the therapy dogs going to Boston. Wonderful!

    MacyMinPin: Your dad should put his skill at making homemade fried pickles on his resume. Not many have that skill.

    I’m not creeped out by someone wearing the ashes of a loved one. I saw read about a company that uses the ashes of a loved one to make a diamond. Sounds way cool to me, if one could afford it.

    T&G: That looks like a great hospital. The patient looks happy.

  74. Barb & Maggie
    9:36 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Barb says it is time to say good night.

    She also thinks that she is either very lucky or had a great rehab place. Never got wrong pills or had nurses over-medicate her. Also no bad reactions to meds given. Youse guys should come over to Wooodstock for rehab.

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:46 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Visual!…Hey, I have to experience Beau first-paw each and every day…sniff!…The least you can do is imagine what it is like with no smell or Technicolor …chorkel!burp!

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:55 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Sammie!…I cannot decide for absolute sure who will win it..sniff!..Now Angie Miller is my favorite especially because she loves her grandmother….sniffle!…That grandma going up on stage made someone here weep and sob!…gurgle!

  77. Basil and Sage
    9:57 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Rio – this is why Kats are so superior to dawgs.

    We have Class.

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Klass!….Urping up hair-balls is not what I call class…sniff!

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:31 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Sammie!…I keep coming back to Candice Glover…sniff!…Given the right song she blows everyone away…heh!…But they are all so good this season it will amazing to see who pulls the most votes…chuffle!…My vote is for Candice all the way!

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Gah! Gah! Gah!….Score 3 to 5 da Braves bottom of the 8th…yeeep!

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:14 pm on April 24th, 2013

    OMY-DAWG!…The game is tied!….

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:16 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Bottom!…Of the 9th with 2 OUTS…yeeep!…Do or Die. Do or Die…gasp!

  83. Staff
    11:19 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Good luck to the Rockies. Poor Dawson has a nasty headache so she is tucked under the quilt. In my bed the quilt has been christened by Alice M. Johnson. So there is a trip to the basement laundry area in my future. sniff.

    Why oh why does she do it late at night.

    Goodnight all.

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:20 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Extra!…Innings…sniff!(((yeeep))))…..Can we stay UP???…snort!…Damn Straight!

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:22 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Luckily!…With these pre-recorded games, they skip stuff…heh!…So we will get to see the end without staying up till the Cows come home…grunt!

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:24 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Alice!…She is pure Klass….gah!…Urping all over her Auntie Dawson’s quilt…sniff!…Shameful behavior.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:28 pm on April 24th, 2013

    TIED!…Still tied and we are going to the 11th inning…yeeeep!….Now I wish I had read the news. It’s too late to turn back now though…gasp!

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:44 pm on April 24th, 2013

    SiberH!…Seriously, you could have WARNED me about all the over-time innings…grump!…We play on in 12th inning….wheeze!…Someone here says 15 more minutes and that is that….sob!

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:56 pm on April 24th, 2013

    Hallelujah!Hallelujah! …snort!

  90. Junior
    12:19 am on April 25th, 2013

    Our team—mine and Senior’s—won!

    Dawson: Tenzing is on his way to the quilt to make sure you stay tucked in all night. He was carrying an extra collar and all of his race gear. He mentioned something about being prepared for cards.

  91. Macy the min-pin
    12:35 am on April 25th, 2013

    OMD, bottom of the sixth, the Rangers are beating Josh Hamilton 11-0! heh heh heh heh heh

  92. SnowBella
    2:12 am on April 25th, 2013

    I tucked Cousin Bob, dear friend of Mick and Jodi and a friend of the kennel earlier this week. Jodi just informed me that Cousin Bob crossed the Bridge tonight. What should you know about Cousin Bob? He was a good-sprirted sport and the kind of two-legged you couldn’t help but like immediately. We are less one of the good guys on this side of the Bridge, but the other side of the Bridge increased their Good Guy population by one. I want to thank youse for helping to brighten Jodi’s spirits a couple of months ago by crashing Cousin Bob’s house. If you recall Primo joined us that night thanks to Jodi. You were the bright spot and bit of laughter she needed that night.

    Dear Creator,

    Thank you for our time with Cousin Bob. Please bless and keep his spirit. Please comfort those who loved him most including Cousin Judy, Mick and Jodi. Please bless he will know how much he is loved.

    Amen.

  93. SnowBella
    2:16 am on April 25th, 2013

    Sorry, I’m a bit upset, but my last comment should read that I tucked Cousin Bob under the quilt. Tonight, I’m tucking Mick, Jodi and Cousin Judy under the quilt. Jodi already knows they will be in the company of horses, newfs, a Storyteller, the left-behind Eau de Beau, etc.

  94. Wose
    6:30 am on April 25th, 2013

    Snowbella, please let Mick and Jodi know that the Grizz and I are very sorry for their loss.

    Sending our prayers, hugs and love.

  95. Gilly
    9:09 am on April 25th, 2013

    We all send our prayers to SnowBella’s extended family. We hope gentle hands are holding all.

    We are also sending prayers up for Macy’s dad. We think he should do what Mama does regarding age.

    LIE!

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