Digital Madness

“So who was running the show when we were away?” says Admin.

“Not sure,” says Spence.

“Whoever it was had a little adventure on Facebook.”


“Mentioned something about frisbees.”


“But yes. Ended up in some sort of spontaneous contest having to do with that ‘like’ feature.”

“Do we even have any of those frisbees? Wasn’t that an Atria thing only, for BEA?”

“We’d better make a search. Otherwise there may be resentment. To say nothing of the Plunderers, who may be feeling completely shut out.”


“You said it.”

Frisbees? Those orange ones? I know where one is, behind that bush by the garage. That’s where I keep it, a real safe place. Now for a nice stretch.



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99 Responses to “Digital Madness”

  1. B.Stover
    9:22 am on June 13th, 2011

    Don’t blame it on Chet.

  2. BearSpiritDog
    9:36 am on June 13th, 2011

    Yeah you guys – the four-leggeds always get blamed! (Sam knows what we mean)

  3. Melanie
    9:43 am on June 13th, 2011

    Chet . . . you want to share??

    Good morning B.Stover and BSD!!

    Patsy doesn’t know it but when it gets warmer, she’s going in the dog pool!

    First I have to computers (used as a verb, snicker), plant the poor plants and then POOL!!

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:50 am on June 13th, 2011

    Good morning everyone. We missed you guys! Barb said she is glad to be back home, after lots and lots of driving, followed by lots of eating. When her sister plans activities it is: shopping, restaurants, wine, and usually a mannie and peddie thrown in. This weekend included everything except the m & p, thank dog! Barb’s niece looks good, with 7 weeks to go before baby-day, and it was nice to catch up with all the relatives who were in attendance.

    Now, have to go cut the grass which grew about a foot since last Thurdasy. And YES, we want a frisbee, too!

  5. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:51 am on June 13th, 2011

    Good morning, y’all! Mom finally found a few recipes, so that’s done. Finally. I just hope it’s not too late, Barb. Since Mom isn’t working for the newspaper anymore, she’s not so good about deadlines! Now we just have to work on our auction stuff….when’s that due again? September? October? Sometime around there, right?

  6. Sam
    9:59 am on June 13th, 2011

    Right, like Bear says. Always blame the poor dog. (Kats don’t get blamed for anything.)

  7. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:08 am on June 13th, 2011

    Confusion!…I’m glad we got the confusion surrounding the Frisbee give-away cleared up….grunt!….Or did we? Does someone else run the show on Facebookie for Spencer?…sniff!…What’s that all about anyways…snort!

    Blame!…I blame Alice for everything!…heh!…Even the frisbee fiasco!…snort!

  8. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:11 am on June 13th, 2011

    Recipe!… We got our recipe in under the deadline, but someone still needs to send a photo to Melanie showing what “Dry Cottage Cheese” looks like packaged…heh!..yummy!…heh!

  9. B.Stover
    10:15 am on June 13th, 2011

    Perhaps I’ll be a grump all day long……”Computer” is not a verb. Grump. And I keep seeing “quotes” used as a noun. Grump. “Quote” is a verb and “quotation” is a noun. Think I’ll go for a swim (both a noun and a verb!).

    Good morning all.

  10. B.Stover
    10:31 am on June 13th, 2011

    “Grump” is both a noun and a verb. So is “grumble.” It was derived from the Old English “grymman” meaning “to wail” connected with mourning. Grumble now means to mutter/murmur. It would be interesting to find out what caused the decrease in volume of sound……

  11. Redbone Hound
    10:32 am on June 13th, 2011

    Miz Bee – y’all need a good whackin’ slice of Professor Bee’s Perfect Pecan Pie – seems to me that it was listed as sweet AND grammatically correct.
    Maybe that will cheer up your case of the grumps. It would sure work for me!
    Morning’ y’all. Hope the sun is shining on each and every one of you.
    Frisbees aren’t all that important to me. I do like to use them as a rain-catching water dish. My long ears don’t get wet in a shallow dish.

  12. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:39 am on June 13th, 2011

    Uh oh!…We are in grammar trouble today. I’m in Quotation Hell…gulp! …Just wait till Stover has to edit the dry cottage cheese recipe written last night when someone was very tired….heh!

  13. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:40 am on June 13th, 2011

    Bee: Sorry — Mom’s one of those to blame for the “quote” thing. When she was working for the newspaper she always had to “get a quote” from someone. She says she’ll never, ever do it again! Does that make you less grumpy?

    By the way, there’s one thing Mom had drummed in her head the whole time she was growing up. Grandpa never allowed anyone to say they were “done” with anything — it was always finished. When they were sitting at the table, they were never “done” with dinner. If Mom and her brothers said, “I’m done, may I please be excused?” they always got a lecture. (Well, he was a professor — they always got a lecture whatever they said!) Instead, they had to say, “I’m finished, may I please be excused.” And even all these years later, she still can’t say “done.” So now Mom’s wondering if there’s a grammatical reason for that, or if that was just Grandpa’s preference? ‘Cause if there’s no grammatical reason for that, she says she might just let Grandpa have it!!!

  14. B.Stover
    10:41 am on June 13th, 2011

    But Barb, manicures and pedicures are nice! Nice words too, ultimately derived from Latin. (Okay….I’ll stop.)

  15. Siber-H
    10:53 am on June 13th, 2011

    Thanks for remembering us, Chet, but I didn’t feel left out. I have no use for frisbees except maybe to use one as a plate for Redbone’s greens and hamhocks. I bet mom wouldn’t let me use it because it would be a collectors item.

    Welcome home Barb and Maggie!

    After reading the sports page and Wookie’s post, I now know what Dallas won. Way to go Texas!

  16. B.Stover
    10:53 am on June 13th, 2011

    Okay…you guys have taken my grumps away. I’m laughing. (And better not let T&G’s mom see the “you guys.”

    Let’s see: As an adjective “done” means finished. That is standard usage going back to Middle English I think. Kirby: Your Grandpa didn’t want you using “done” in a nonstandard way: “I done told you that.”

    Redbone: After chocolate cream, Southern Pecan pie is my favorite.

    Rio: Don’t worry. Proofreading one’s own work is very difficult. I know from experience.

    If you look up “quote” in most dictionaries you will find that it is used as a noun also. It shouldn’t be since we still have the word “quotation.” Grump…..Oh dear!

  17. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:00 am on June 13th, 2011

    Bee: Mom would never say, “I done told you that!” But it’s interesting to know that she can say “done” and still be gramatically correct. What does Grandpa know? He teaches landscape architecture, not English! Mom says the next time she sees him, she’s going to tell him she’s done, done, done!!!

  18. Redbone Hound
    11:02 am on June 13th, 2011

    B – here’s something to chase away the last of those grumps:

    A 3 legged dawg walked into the saloon.
    “Ah’m lookin fer the man who shot my paw”

  19. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:02 am on June 13th, 2011

    Mom’s off to do errands before work, so I’m off the computer ’til further notice. See y’all later!

  20. dawson
    11:16 am on June 13th, 2011

    Kirby T: If your Grandpa gives you any guff send him up here to chill. I could really, really use his talents as a landscape architect. He could lecture the locals on their grammar on the side.
    I’m going out to the weed patch I call a garden. I have deep purple irises from a friend’s garden that decided to multipy this year. And ferns…that have decided to…live. Maybe next year they will thrive. I planted some sunflowers and pansies (3 colors) that I got from the nursery in consolation because what I went there for was raspberry and blueberry plants but they were sold out.

  21. dawson
    11:24 am on June 13th, 2011

    Redbone Hound: I liked your joke and since it is short, I can remember it. I went to tell Mister, but he’d already heard it. I swear he knows every joke in the world.

  22. B.Stover
    11:27 am on June 13th, 2011

    Redbone: Poor dawg!

    Kirby: I’m still pondering “done” versus “finished.” (These are things I haven’t thought about in years.) When you say, “I’m done with dinner” you are not using “done” as a “helping” verb showing past action as “I done told you that” does. “Finished” carries the connotation of completion of something begun. So does the past participle of do–“done.” Instead of saying, “I’m done with dinner,” would your Grandpa have objected to, “I’m done eating”?

  23. Melanie
    11:33 am on June 13th, 2011

    Hmmmm. My use of “computers” was intended to make B.Stover grumpy.

    I was going for a LOL. Oh, well!

    Dawson, Zoë put chicken wire over her sunflower seedlings. What ever was eating them is to big to get through the holes. The seedlings are growing.

    Like the joke Mr. Redbone. As Dawson said it’s short and easy to remember.

    I heard something on the radio I was going to tell ya’ll, but it was 4 sentences and it is now gone.

  24. Melanie
    11:33 am on June 13th, 2011

    I meant to say NOT INTENDED. I need a nap!

  25. Tupper and Gilly
    11:34 am on June 13th, 2011

    Hi everyone – just stopping by before getting ready to go to work. Had the news on just now, and Christ Church in New Zealand has just been hit again with more severe aftershocks, causing quite a bit of damage, flattening more buildings.
    They had footage of some people there and it was heartbreaking. These folks stayed strong after the earthquake and started picking up and rebuilding. Now this. The people are almost immobilized with shock and despair.
    Can we ask you all to send up prayers for them?

  26. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:39 am on June 13th, 2011

    Lost!… Is it just me or is Melanie right out of her cotton pickin’ mind today?….grunt!

    Earthquake!… I can’t imagine what it would feel like to be in an earthquake…sniffle!

  27. dawson
    11:46 am on June 13th, 2011

    Rio: Melanie is Not out of her cotton pickin’ mind. Her mind is out of Melanie. Heh. I think it’s in the pool with Patsy.

  28. dawson
    11:50 am on June 13th, 2011

    How’d I get back here sitting in front of the computer with my dirty gardening gloves in my lap?! I just came in for a drink of water. Back out I go.

  29. Barb & Maggie
    12:50 pm on June 13th, 2011

    We will say a prayer for the earthquake victims.

    Melanie, We have had a problem with the grackles eating the tops off plants in the garden. They have attacked beans, tomatoes, and zukes. Eat the entire top off of the beans and zukes as they came out of the ground. Once they get bigger they leave them alone. Plastic bags on sticks helped a little. Also was told to try a plastic owl.

  30. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:00 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Dawson!…heh!snort!heh!…I was outside watching someone else work, now I’m inside…sniff!…Now I want to go outside…heh!…This is a constant thing now that I can go in and out all day long…snorkle!…I especially like to do this in-out thing when her mother is watching the soapie operas…chorkel!

  31. Siber-H
    1:24 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Barb, mom said to tell you that plastic owls don’t work…at least not here they don’t. We don’t have grackles around houses. They stay in places like the parking lots of Walmart and grocery stores and poop on the vehicles.

    Rio, you are just helping your friend’s mom stay young and get her exercise. That is what I tell my mom about my in and outs.

    My dad will like Redbone’s joke, and I don’t think he has heard it before. If he had, he would have told it to me.

    We are with you T&G, prayers going out for New Zealand.

  32. Staff
    2:01 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Alice does not want a frisbee. She doesn’t approve of throwing things at kats. Blame someone else. Maybe Audrey is hoarding them for when her ACL gets better.

  33. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:21 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Hobby!… Throwing things at Kats. This sounds like a really fun hobby I would take up if I could throw things…heh!…There’s also hiding things from Kats and stealing things from Kats…snort!…Both of which I could do very easily…..chuffle!

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:09 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Audrey!…Is blameless!…sniff!

  35. Alice M. Johnson
    3:21 pm on June 13th, 2011

    After reading your post at 2:21 how can you expect me to believe your post at 3:09. It isn’t logical. Of course you can’t expect a dawg to be logical. snort. Now kats are logical! And your post is unbelievable. I suppose you think it is Spence or Admin who is hiding frisbees?

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:31 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Frisbees!… I think Spence and Admin are clueless when it comes to knowing exactly where those Frisbees are… heh! …You can’t blame Audrey for my bad hobbies…snorkel! …Audrey is Blameless!…snuffle!

  37. Alice M. Johnson
    3:49 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Ah HA!
    So you are the one hiding the frisbee’s then. I expect you have them stashed at your friends house. Humphhh!

  38. B.Stover
    3:54 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Yesterday on his Facebook page in response to a comment, Chet called us “the wonderful Plunderers.” He was referring to our helping to sponsor Snowhook Kennel for next year’s Iditarod and he mentioned the auction.

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:00 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Stover!….Can you pretty please copy and paste that whole remark out here for everyone to read?….snorkel! …It’s not often we get complimented by Spencer…heh! …I wonder who’s fault that is? (Alice!)….grunt!

  40. B.Stover
    4:13 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Here is the entire comment from FB Rio:

    “Chet The Dog: Speaking of the Iditarod, and the wonderful Plunderers are helping to sponsor the Snowhook Kennel team in next year’s race. An auction’s coming up soon, one of the prizes being a signed advance reader copy of The Dog Who Knew Too Much.”

  41. BearSpiritDog
    4:14 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Thanks for the heads up, B. Always nice to know we are appreciated.

    Welcome back Barb&Maggie! Sounds like you had a great time.

    Redbone: Liked your paw joke and yes, doesn’t B’s pie taste yummy!

  42. Alice M. Johnson
    4:19 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Get over it Rio, I am one of Chet’s favorite kats! Hah! (That is because I stay far away from him.)

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:19 pm on June 13th, 2011

    ARC!…Hmmmphf!…He just had to mention the ARC, didn’t he?….snort!…Now I know it will be way out of my little wallet range…grunt!

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:20 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Alice!…Can I borrow some money?…snicker!

  45. Melanie
    4:36 pm on June 13th, 2011

    I am exhausted so I’m signing off now. Spent the whole day working on a video from yesterday. It would have taken me just an hour or so, but I kept messing up.

    This might work . . .

    It’s called NCNE’s Spring Fling or something like that.

  46. Siber-H
    4:44 pm on June 13th, 2011

    WOO WOO Love the video, Melanie! I was viewer number 2…cool
    Thanks for all your talented work on the video.

  47. AbbietheKitty
    5:05 pm on June 13th, 2011

    That looked like fun! Not for me of course. teehee

  48. BearSpiritDog
    5:08 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Melanie: Your videos are great! How did Patsy’s Pool Party go?

  49. Mollypop
    5:28 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Melanie – It was so good to meet and greet my cyber goddaughter!

  50. B.Stover
    5:32 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Melanie: That is really interesting. Thank you. What was the name of the massage when you “knead” the dog?

  51. OleyHowlers
    5:59 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Hello everyone. We haven’t been on the computer in many days. Mom was sick. She finally ate something today: rice. She hasn’t been much fun to be around, but we are trying to get her better by being especially good and huggable.

    We just watched Melanie’s video … that was great.

  52. B.Stover
    6:43 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Howlers: Sorry to hear your mom has been ill. Get better soon!

  53. BearSpiritDog
    6:49 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Rio: (from last night) Thank you for the recommendations. We’ve ordered Justified and put Breaking Bad and Mad Men on the list. Damages (3rd season) is saved & due to come out soon. Another show we liked a lot was The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. Too bad it wasn’t renewed, as there was good material from the many books to work with.

  54. Gus & BooBear
    7:26 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Hi, everybody!! We haven’t had the computer for the last few days so haven’t been able to post. Mom caught up on the blog posts during her lunch break. Tonight she is going to work on her auction description so she can get that sent to Rebecca. She may ask for some advice in a little while (such as, she has no clue what to put as an opening bid. The jacket retailed for several hundred dollars, but she knows that it won’t bring in that kind of money. She doesn’t know if she should set the starting bid at $25.00 or $50.00 or somewhere in between. Thoughts, anyone??)

    And, Isabella is back to being Ishmael…for sure this time!!

    Love the video, Melanie!

  55. LizF
    7:34 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Speaking of pecan pie, I made my first yesterday. It was pretty good. My mum was the one for baking pecan pies, she might have approved of it…

    We had a long weekend for the Queen’s birthday.

    You guys seen this one?

  56. dawson
    7:37 pm on June 13th, 2011

    LizF: Love those signs. I sure hope I remember to turn! If one said “Free Lunch” I would remember for sure.

  57. LizF
    7:45 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Hi Dawson! ‘Free Lunch’ or ‘Rest Rooms’ would probably do it for most people!

    G&BB – not ignoring your question but I have not a clue what to suggest. If lots of FB people turn up at the auction, maybe they’ll have lots of money!

  58. B.Stover
    7:45 pm on June 13th, 2011

    G&BB: I think the starting bid should be at least $100.

  59. OleyHowlers
    7:48 pm on June 13th, 2011

    We sent our description to Rebecca today. Had no idea what to put for starting bid (or for the increments either). We took a stab and asked Rebecca to change if she sees fit.

  60. dawson
    7:48 pm on June 13th, 2011

    B.Stover: Effleurage: light massage or touching.
    Oley Howlers: I’m glad your mom is eating. Hope she feels tip-top real soon.
    Hockey game tonight. Vancouver could end it all with a win. Boston could force a game 7 with a win. Game in Boston.
    I have a nectarine, blueberry, strawberry and raspberry cobbler in the oven.

  61. Mollypop
    7:58 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Dawson – Almost game time! Vancouver has never won the Stanley Cup and Boston hasn’t since 1972. I’ll be rooting for Vancouver.

  62. dawson
    8:04 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Me too!
    I’m rooting for Vancouver. I just hope Vancouver’s goalie, Luongo, doesn’t fall apart like he did the other two games in Boston. There is at least one Boston fan in town. He told my Mister a joke he hadn’t heard before. “What time was it when the last game got over in Boston? Answer: 12 past Luongo!

  63. dawson
    8:09 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Forgot the end quotation (“).

  64. BearSpiritDog
    8:16 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Dawson: That multi-ingredient cobbler sounds interesting. About the game tonight – you said the home team usually wins? Well, maybe not tonight.

    GusBooBear: It’s difficult to set a price on something like that, but B has a good point. Definitely go for a higher minimum bid. All this talk of the auction reminding me, again, to get going here!

    Liz: Those signs are funny! Once when traveling across the US on a northern route we saw a sign saying “If you are going to _____ you are on the wrong highway”

    O.Howlers: Happy to see you back and that your mom is feeling better. We think she is trying to do too much with your dad still recuperating.

  65. Macy the Min-pin
    8:20 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Bee- quotes IS a noun. “I got several quotes on my house painting”.

    Barb and Mags, mom finally found her recipe, but she doesn’t want to type it up if it is too late. That’s mom for you, a day late and a dollar short.

  66. BearSpiritDog
    8:24 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Me too! Vancouver!

  67. Siber-H
    8:26 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Fellow Siberians, I’m sorry that you mom has been sick and I hope she feels better soon. My mom said for you three dogs to be good dogs and help her recover.

    hmm, A lot of us are cheering for Canada.

    Gus&Boobear, I vote with Stover for the starting bid.

    Liz, Those signs are hilarious!

  68. dawson
    8:33 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Uh Oh!

  69. dawson
    8:36 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Pull the Goalie! Swiss Cheese.

  70. Barb & Maggie
    8:43 pm on June 13th, 2011

    $25.00 is much too low. Either start with %50 or $75. $100 might be a little high, even tho it is worth much more.

    Not too late for the recipe. We are a couple of days behind because of the 3 day trip and now Barb has to work double shift all day Tues and Wed. So go ahead and send any last minute recipes.

    Barb is reading The Search, and either Nora Roberts knows a lot about dogs and training, or she did very good research. We hate it when they have totally inaccurate stuff in stories. Her SAR info is good too.

  71. Mollypop
    8:46 pm on June 13th, 2011

    What is going on in this hockey game? Man!

  72. dawson
    8:50 pm on June 13th, 2011

    I don’t think I can watch this. 4 goals in less than 5 minutes! At this rate the final score will be 40 to nothing.

  73. BearSpiritDog
    8:55 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Good Night All

  74. Masquers
    9:02 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Bear couldn’t take it – with all this talk of swiss cheese and goalies falling apart in Boston. Still, paws crossed here it won’t turn out too bad. I’m off to nap time too. I have the midnight watch.

  75. dawson
    9:07 pm on June 13th, 2011

    That Boston goalie is amazing!

  76. Sam
    9:09 pm on June 13th, 2011

    I was watching the game too, but it’s too painful. Good night.

  77. B.Stover
    9:18 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Macy: I know. As I said, if you look in most dictionaries “quote” is also a noun. Since we have the word “quotation” I don’t think it should be a noun. (I said that also which is why I am grumpy.)

  78. dawson
    9:21 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Me too.
    I can’t take the embarrassment excitement. I’m off to read for awhile before bed.

  79. AbbietheKitty
    9:34 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Just an idea.

    On ebay sellers say that a high starting bid can stop people from bidding at all. I suggest you put a note in the description stating the retail price was…so many dollars and let the bidding start at say 30.00 or 40.00 or so. People then have hope that they will be getting a deal and usually more people will bid.
    We do want to sell these items don’t we?

    If you want, you can say there is a reserve amount on the item. Then if it doesn’t get a high enough bid you can say it didn’t go over the reserve amount.

    You do not have to say what the reserve is in the description. But it is a good idea to decide in your mind what you want for the jacket. First it is ‘as new’, but not new and second, today everyone expects a discount.

    Can you search on ebay for closed auctions of items like it and see what the selling price was. Lots of times that gives you a better idea of what to sell it for.

    Pricing is hard.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:47 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Wimps!…What a bunch of Hocky Wimps around here…grunt!…All gone to bed because their team is losing…heh!heh!…Losers!

    Grumbly!…Every one here is grumpy tonight because of 1. The major traffic jam because 3 idiots plowing into each other at rush hour…2. The ON DEMAND portion of our viewing experience still does not work….And 3. The Router or Something went haywire tonight and we could not log on till right NOW!…grumble!

    Rockies….We are hoping against all hope that they will play well tonight so my friend can calm down and let me snuggle lay next to her on the crowded chair….huffle! …Move Over!…dammit-to-hell!!….grunt!

    oooff!…Game tied!…wuffle!

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Puss N’ Boots!… I wouldn’t “give” that jacket away if I were you guys….snort!…Make sure you set the starting bid at something you are comfortable with selling it at…sniff!… Theres a lot of Cheap Skates out there waiting to snatch up something like that for nothing. Especially those guys on facebookie…grunt!…Don’t give it away!

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:08 pm on June 13th, 2011

    3rd!…Period of the Hocky game and it is still 4 – 0…heh!…Looks good for the Boston Beans…snort! …Anything can happen yet, don’t forget that!…gruffle!

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:24 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Delay!….There is a Lightning Delay of Game at the Rockies, so we turned over to the Hocky game for good…heh!…Right now it is 4 – 1 with Vancouver fighting back…gruff!

  84. Siber-H
    10:44 pm on June 13th, 2011

    We are giving up on sports for this evening. The Rockies have wisely taken cover. We are going to read.
    I hope Wookie is doing okay today.
    night everyone

  85. Macy the Min-pin
    10:48 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Abbie, I agree with you. I have been involved in auctions where the starting bid was so high that it scared people away. When the starting bid is lower, more people are willing to bid, and maybe getting carried away in the action and paying more.

  86. Macy the Min-pin
    10:49 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Barb, mom sent our recipe *woot woot* Please let us know if you did not get it from dishlickers.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Bids!… I just don’t want Puss N’ Boots to lose their socks on the deal…heh!…If the jacket is too high-priced for an auction like this, maybe they should re-consider their offering….snuff!….That’s all I am saying on the subject…grunt!

    Hocky!…Bruins are up by 5 to 1 now…snort!…Does this mean the 7th game will be back in Vancouver? If the Bruins actually win, I mean…heh!heh!

  88. dawson
    11:02 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Yes Rio: The 7th game will be in Vancouver.

  89. Barb & Maggie
    11:05 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Macy, Going to bed now. Will go on dishlickers tomorrow and print the last recipes. Thanks.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:14 pm on June 13th, 2011


  91. Tupper and Gilly
    11:27 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Hey there – is anyone still up?
    We finally got a chance to go online. Long day in Crazy Lady Land followed by late dinner, and paperwork….lots and lots of paperwork.

    Melanie – loved the video. We are SO glad you and Zoe had a great day of dogging it.

    Someone at work asked Mama who she was rooting for in the NHL. She told them that a year ago, she wouldn’t have even known what NHL stood for, and since now she does, she thinks thats enough knowledge about hockey for her for the year. We will take all of your word for it that it is an exciting game.

    But we still love the old joke “There was some excitement at the heavyweight fight the other night…a hockey game broke out”.

    Hello – is this thing on?

  92. AbbietheKitty
    11:51 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Hi there T&G, I have been having computer troubles and decided to check in one last time before bed. Just saying goodnight to you though, Oh, and good day to Liz. Sad news from Christ Church again.

  93. Tupper and Gilly
    11:54 pm on June 13th, 2011

    Hi Abbie, and good night to you too.
    Hi Liz.

  94. Redbone Hound
    12:00 am on June 14th, 2011

    Well good evening Miz Tupper, Miz Gilly. What are you two doing up so late? Usually jest me and Liz and Snowhook online by this time of night.
    I don’t much care for all the hockey stuff either. Guess winter sports jest don’t count for as much down here in the south. When we see ice, we jest stay inside – we don’t go strap blades onto our feet and go sliding around on it. Never saw much point in that skiing business either.
    (sorry Snowhook Bella – nuthin’ against your part of the country, but its jest too cold for this ole hounddog)

  95. Tupper and Gilly
    12:15 am on June 14th, 2011

    yawnnnn – oh excuse us, Mr.Redbone…
    we just couldn’t go to bed without checking the blog to see what was interesting today. But now, we think its time for bed.
    G’night to you and anyone else still up.

  96. Gus & BooBear
    1:05 am on June 14th, 2011

    Thanks for the imput. We do want to auction the jacket and hope that it will make some money for Snowhook. As we said originally, the jacket is new (in that it has never been worn). And we’re not concerned about whether or not it makes what it retailed for. It’s about the best way to list it to make money for Snowhook. We don’t want to make the starting bid too high and keep people from bidding on it if they like it. We are thinking of a starting bid of $50.00 with $5.00 increases as bids. Do y’all think it would be better at $35.00 to start? People like to get a deal on silent auctions. This is tough since we don’t know the type of audience that will be bidding for the items.

    Also, Rio and Rebecca, do we send the item description in an email to Snowhook with the picture as an attachment?

  97. OleyHowlers
    1:41 am on June 14th, 2011

    Well, Mom is keeping us awake all night with her miserable stomach cramps. So we thought we’d check back to see what everyone was posting this evening. We haven’t had a chance to read Friday, Saturday, or Sunday’s blogs.
    G&BB: We agree that a bid of $35 to start may be wise. The jacket sounds lovely but we don’t know if the people looking at our items will bid on a high-priced item. We are now 2nd guessing our starting bid as well.
    Did the hockey game end? Will there be a 7th game?

  98. Snowhook Bella
    2:13 am on June 14th, 2011

    Barb & Maggie: I have a last minute recipie submission! A dear friend makes the best jam and asked if she could submit a recipie. She is one of the few people that doesn’t think it strange to chat with dogs and cats online. 🙂 She said she will be able to get the recipie to me on Tueday. I hope it’s not too late.

    T&G: Count me in for the prayers for those impacted by the earthquakes.

    Oley Howlers: You can email the description and picture to

    Thanks to all of you who are donating and plan to bid in the auction! Spence is correct—the Plunderers are wonderful (not to be confused with wonderfluffed).

    Night all.

  99. Snowhook Bella
    2:23 am on June 14th, 2011

    Sorry—My message to Oley Howlers in my last posting was meant for G&BB.

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