Easy Being Green

Admin, all by himself back home and not on vacation, mows the lawn. Pearl, a very white golden, likes to roll and wriggle around in the fresh cuttings. Here’s a green Pearl.

Welcome Precious, King Henry, tough-guy dude.


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72 Responses to “Easy Being Green”

  1. B.Stover
    10:50 am on June 26th, 2012

    Blond with green highlights! You’re beautiful Pearl.

    Good morning all.

  2. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:56 am on June 26th, 2012


  3. Rose
    11:11 am on June 26th, 2012


    Pearl, you are getting so big. You do a great job pulling off the green. You are beautiful.

    CHobbit: You’re lookin’ great, girlfreind!

  4. Mollypop's Mom
    11:20 am on June 26th, 2012

    Pearl looks so good I think green could become the new black.

  5. B.Stover
    11:28 am on June 26th, 2012

    Mollypop’s Mom is making me laugh!

  6. Siber-H
    11:29 am on June 26th, 2012

    Pearl could start a new fashion trend. That is a good photo of her…lovely lass. She is a big girl now.

    CHarris, How is Sadie today?

  7. c.hobbit
    11:31 am on June 26th, 2012

    Ha, ha. Grass stains are so hard to get out of clothes, I wonder how hard they are to get out of hair.

    Siber rescue update: the owner had 70 dogs, housed in pens of 10 dogs each. The Fairbanks rescue said that they would take the 10 pregnant dogs so that they wouldn’t be killed. However when animal control arrived with their poles and nooses, the dogs were so frightened that things didn’t go as planned. One dog went into labor and was not transported. Instead of getting 10 pregnant females, Fairbanks ended up with 4 males and 4 females – one of which died of shock. The remaining dogs are so frightened that no one can get near them. They are small for adult Siberians so I don’t know what the deal is. The process of socialization will take a long time. So Plan B is for Fairbanks to find out what happened to the dog in labor (usually they and the puppies are killed). If they are still in Denali, I will drive down and rescue them. The owner was allowed to keep 19 dogs and they are going to be spayed and neutered. Sad situation.

  8. Barb & Maggie
    11:35 am on June 26th, 2012

    Pearl reminds me of our blonde haired grandkids after a few weeks of swimming lessons. The chlorine turns their hair that exact shade!

    Good morning all.

    We are about 3/4 thru Lone Wolf. It is a story more about people than wolves, but there is a lot of very interesting detail about wolves that we never knew. Example: the alpha wolf, usually female, directs the pack when hunting. She can detect a change in the prey animal’s heart rate from quite a distance. She picks the prey, and even if another animal is closer, no one disagrees with her. When feeding, each member of the pack has a set position for dining. Alpha gets the best, beta 2nd best, and so on down the line.

  9. Tupper and Gilly
    11:52 am on June 26th, 2012

    Pearl is our hero! We roll in stuff too, but it never shows on our coats…unless it was something EXTRA odiferous, but then we have to get baths. Yuck

    We just got word that Rebecca’s radio talk show interview is confirmed! Either prerecorded on Thursday (if we can get there in time from the airport) or live on Friday morning. But either way – the morning drive time radio will be SNOWHOOK! Woo hoo!

    And now, we gotta get back to supervising all the work that remains to be done…..

  10. Snowhook Bella
    11:53 am on June 26th, 2012

    CHH: You are a wonderful woman. You look wonderful and you do wonderful things.

    SiberH: I had some of that southern cooking last night. Yum and burp!

  11. Tupper and Gilly
    11:54 am on June 26th, 2012

    oops – we forgot to say – CHobbit – you look GLORIOUS! We are very proud of you!

  12. Snowhook Bella
    11:54 am on June 26th, 2012


  13. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:31 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Southern!…I bet none of that food that Rebecca gobbled down is on C.Hobbits diet plan…heh!heh!

  14. c.hobbit
    12:34 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Speaking of mowing grass, the grass and weeds up here grow so fast since there is 24 hours of daylight. It seems like a never-ending task and one that I do not like. Fortunately, neither dog rolls in the clippings–moose droppings and other icky stuff is their thing.

    Thanks everyone for the complements! Sadie is still sleeping but I think she is ok. Breakfast is coming soon so she will be up and going. I am pondering whether to take them on a walk today on the flood plain. They love it but I am the squeamish one. I don’t think my nerves or my wallet could take another attack.

  15. Siber-H
    12:49 pm on June 26th, 2012

    CHarris, Thanks for the update on the Sibers. That is one tough situation for the dogs and the people trying to rescue them, but bless you all for trying.

    Rebecca, I hope you are enjoying your southern food. I hear fried okra calling me right now…mom says I can just keep on dreaming.

    Maybe the radio staion will put Rebecca’s interview up on the internet. I hope. Rebecca, you will do fine…more than fine.

  16. B.Stover
    12:52 pm on June 26th, 2012

    CHarris: Now that you’re retired, will you move or stay in Alaska?

  17. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:05 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Radio!…I bet she will try and sneak in a pug-joke while she is on the AIR…grunt!

  18. c.hobbit
    1:49 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Bee: My retirement plan was to stay put for a year before making any big moves. I just wanted to enjoy being retired and to enjoy puttering around my house. However, it looks like one of the nearby military bases is going to be drastically downsized with hundreds of personnel leaving in October 2013. If that happens, I might be stuck with a house that doesn’t sell and I am too old to wait out a recovery that might take years. So after Christmas I am going to decide what to do. I do think living in a city and one with four distinct seasons would be ideal but as a life-long Alaskan I would be ok being “stuck” up here.

    Rebecca: sending positive energy your way–you will be great. I’ve seen you in action talking to reporters and you know what you are doing. You’ve had a lot of experience giving presentations with your job and for a cause close to your heart, you’re unbeatable.

  19. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:14 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Golinka!…I think after this off-broadway gig, Golinka should take Rebecca and her One-Woman Show to Broadway…snort!snort!…There’s big money to be gathered up there I betcha…sniff!

  20. Tupper and Gilly
    2:40 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Rio – Main St in our encompassing city was originally built to accommodate farmers bringing their huge produce wagons and haycarts to line the street on market day. The street is wide enough for a team of horses with their wagon to be hitched facing in at the curb, on both sides of the street, and still have enough room between the backs of the wagons for other wagons to pass in both directions.
    This fact is a source of great historical pride in the Valley, and we lay claim to having the oldest agricultural fair in the entire country starting on that Main St
    Hence – many of the locals refer to Main St as “the Broadway”. So Rebecca will be performing in our village about 3 miles up the same road as that Main St. Therefore – Rebecca will indeed be performing just around the corner from the Broadway. And the radio station is actually ON the Main St. So Rebecca will be on Broadway before she goes “off” Broadway.
    tee hee

  21. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:42 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Snort!…Well, pull my tail and make me burp!!…heh!snort!heh!…What do you know about that! Will there be a musical performance to warm up the crowd singing On Broadwayyyy??…chorkel!

  22. Rose
    3:50 pm on June 26th, 2012

    They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway…..
    They say there’s always magic in the air….

  23. Tupper and Gilly
    4:22 pm on June 26th, 2012

    But when your Pug is on the street
    And he has had Hot Wings to eat
    The glitter burps right off
    And curls your hair

  24. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:22 pm on June 26th, 2012

    ON BROADWAY!…snort!

  25. Barb & Maggie
    4:26 pm on June 26th, 2012

    We may have the makings of a new hit here!

    Barb just bought me a humungo smoked bone, so we are going out to sit on the patio. Barb will be reading, I will be chewing. Gotta sit outside today, before we get hit with the triple digits later this week.

  26. Basil and Sage
    4:42 pm on June 26th, 2012

    they say the Corgis treat you fine
    On Broadway
    But lookin’ at them just gives us the blues
    Cuz how we gonna “help” them escape
    When we ain’t got no packin’ tape?
    Does anyone have some
    That we can use?

  27. Rose
    4:43 pm on June 26th, 2012

    T&G, you are making me laugh out loud!!!

  28. Rose
    4:44 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Basil and Sage, youse guys are too funny!

  29. B.Stover
    5:23 pm on June 26th, 2012

    CHarris: Isn’t it lovely not being on a schedule!

  30. OleyHowlers
    6:08 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Audrey, you look beautiful, and green is our favorite color!
    C Harris, we missed the beginnings of the Sibe rescue story. Where are they from and are there people taking them? Are you really taking some? Why was the owner allowed to keep any? Why are they so scared?
    Will those puppies be o.k.? Thanks thanks thanks for all you do. It seems like
    a lot of our kind get abandoned.
    There is a wolf or wolf hybrid in one of the parks in Philly. Apparently someone had one illegally and then decided they couldn’t care for him anymore so they turned him loose. At least thats the theory. The nearby wolf rescue is trying to catch him.
    T&G, Oley still has an old time country (agricultural) fair. It is a great time, and we have a large fairground where it is held. It is one of the very few real country fair that survives. It is in it’s 66 th year..

  31. c.hobbit-harris
    6:26 pm on June 26th, 2012

    OleyHowlers: the dogs are from near Denali. They have never been properly socialized. When Animal Control showed up and began manhandling the dogs with their big poles and nooses, the dogs got very frightened. The 6 flown up here were manhandled into crates for the plane which is added stress plus flying in a small plane–2 others were driven up here. Then they went from crates to dog kennels for transport to the rescue place–they weren’t vicious or aggressive but scared out of their minds. One died of shock shortly after she got to the rescue place. Their pen is very large and encompasses some woods so they hide behind trees when humans arrive. So a couple of volunteers sit/lay in the pen in hopes the dogs will be curious enough to approach and try to smell them. We don’t try to pet them as they are afraid of being grabbed. One volunteer put hot dogs on her legs and one dog approached and took one. The next step is to try and give them meat each night as a treat and build up to hand feeding them meat and ear their trust. (The dogs have buckets of kibble and water available otherwise) Two of the four males are alpha males so we hope we can separate them so they won’t start jockeying for leader of the pack. I just hope they are adoptable at some point. If I can take one of the females home and socialize her and raise her pups, there might be hope. It is discouraging right now. The dog owner was old and at some point things got out of hand. But the dogs were adequately fed and he isn’t a mean person. Today it is raining so I may not go visit them after work tonight. We’ll see.

  32. Rose
    7:08 pm on June 26th, 2012

    C. Hobbit-Harris: Thank you for all you do and your kindness!

  33. Amalia
    7:16 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Greetings all. We would like to ask for a moment of silence please, for a good man has left this earth.
    Frank Chee Willeto served this country during World War II as a Navaho Code Talker. He and his fellow young, Navajo warriors left their homes where they were amongst their own people, and went out into the world into a foreign culture, with people who thought they were inferior, to serve a country that had been heartless to their culture and didn’t even give them the benefit of citizenship.
    He never talked about that part of it, but talked instead of the pride he and his brothers felt in serving this country well, and doing something that no one else could.
    After the war, he returned home, and continued to be a man of honor, serving as a tribal judge, and vice president of the Nation. He was awarded the Congressional Silver Medal last year, and humbly stated that he had only done what anyone else would have done.
    He was a good man, and Native people all over the country mourn the loss of a man whose heart knew only the love of his country, no matter what government was in power.
    He was a friend and mentor to Leonard, who is feeling his loss deeply. Our backyard prayer at 9 pm tonight will be one of safe and peaceful travels for a good man. Please take a moment to join us, just for a moment, whereever you are.
    Thank you.

  34. Snowhook Bella
    7:31 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Creator, please bless and keep Frank’s spirit and comfort those grieving his loss.

  35. Riö –The Evil Pug
    7:56 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Friend!…Golinka, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your good friend. May you always have special memories of him in your heart…sniffle!

  36. Melanie
    8:10 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Just heard from The Royals’ Mum. She and Storyteller are spending a quiet time together.

    I read about the Navaho Code Talkers when I was a young girl. Their commitment to their beliefs touched my heart.


  37. Siber-H
    8:19 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Amalia, We are so sorry for your loss, the Navajo tribes’ loss and our nation’s loss. The Navajo code talkers were something very special. We couldn’t have won the war in the Pacific without them. I have always admired them so much for being so brave. All of them are heroes.
    We will join you in our backyard at 7 our time.

    It makes me feel good to know that you and Leonard knew him.

  38. Rose
    8:28 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Dear Royals: I am very sorry for your loss. Although Frank is gone from this Earth, his love, spirit, and guidance will be with you always.

  39. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:29 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Amalia. Thoughts and prayers here from Chevy Chase. My dad has great respect for the Navajo Code Trackers and all they did for this country. Wookie

  40. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:43 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Leonard!…I forgot to mention Leonard in my previous note…wuffle!..I send him my deepest big-pug-hearted sympathies. The pain of losing a friend is so very deep and painful, we here hope he can take comfort in the fact that his friend lead a truly amazing life and will be rewarded in heaven for his great spirit.

  41. Barb & Maggie
    8:44 pm on June 26th, 2012

    We will join you in prayer. We saw the story about Frank on the evening news. They said he was 87, so he was a very young man during WWII. How brave to go out into an unfamiliar world at such a young age.

  42. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:16 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Rose!…If you are still up and NOT watching a Yankees game, please check your SDD…heh!

  43. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:23 pm on June 26th, 2012

    MollysMom!….Have you totally prepared for your Big Trip to the Big Event this Friday?…snort!…It is only 2 days away! I sure hope Sammie can sneak on-board – but I receive my little Knapsack back but it was covered in chapstick and someone here had to wash it for me…grumble!…Thanks a lot Sammie!

  44. bluecat
    9:23 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Amalia & Leonard – the Code Talkers saved many lives. Frank lives on in many hearts. Prayer and peace be with you.

  45. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Grammar!…I sure hope the Stovernia Grammar Police do not investigate my previous post….sniff!…I have no idea how all that bad grammar got past my paws…huffle!

  46. Princess Sam
    9:35 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Rio, Mom thinks I have given up trying to go on the trip. Hah! Molly’s Mom will be here Thursday, sleep over and then set out again on Friday morning. I plan to be in one of her bags.

  47. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:43 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Excellant!…I knew you would come through for us Special Agent Sammie! Just try to forget most of what Alice taught you and you will be fine…snort!…You will be in an excellant position to report the play-by-play of the Big Event for those of us NOT in MA…grunt!

  48. OleyHowlers
    9:45 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Hello Amalia. Thank you for telling us about Leonard’s good friend and American hero Frank Chee Willeto. Mom was at a meeting and had our iPad, so we are just now learning of your news. We are sorry that we missed out on your 9:00 prayer, but we will be saying our own prayers here for Frank to walk safely and peacefully to his next destination.

  49. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:49 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Sammie!…I think I fooled your Aunt Molly with the chapstick covered knapsack story…heh!….Clever dude, me….snort!

  50. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:55 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Wheeze!…We may have to brave the hotness and go for our shortened walk soon…sniff!…Her mother is in bed because she is right back where she started with back spasms thanks to someones brother….grumble!…Thats a story for another time because someone here is so mad she is spitting nails…wuffle!…We are just trying to stay clear of the pointieness…..wheeze!

  51. Tupper and Gilly
    10:07 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Hi everyone – thanks for all the support and the prayers. Your messages have been printed out and mailed to the Chapter House that will be holding the memorial service. They will be cherished.

    Mama is keeping busy with getting ready for the Big Event. She has been making information and donation signs to be put up all over the hall. She plans to pull every heartstring in sight, and fill Snowhooks pockets with Plunder!

  52. Snowhook Bella
    10:09 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Jerry Seinfeld was tonight’s entertainment for the conference. He was hilarious. My cheeks hurt from laughing, but I tried to say a prayer in my heart for Frank, Golinka and Leonard, the person not the dog. May the latter two and all those who loved Frank feel the quilt around their shoulders. Amazing thing, that quilt.

  53. Barb & Maggie
    10:13 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Peaceful slumbers everyone. Special thoughts for Amalia and Leonard tonight.

  54. Tupper and Gilly
    10:23 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Bella – Frank loved to laugh! He loved jokes and pranks and the sound of people laughing. We think the laughter tonight was a wonderful prayer that will be the background music for his journey. Thank you

  55. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:55 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Jerry Seinfeld….Has he fallen that far to be doing gigs at Conferences in Atlanta…heh!heh!..Lucky, lucky Rebecca. My friend saw him in person during his Glory Daze…snort!

    Back!…Whats the score?…gasp!…12 to 4 Nationals!??….GAH!…What the hell happened while we were gasping and panting on the hot, hot walk???…sniff!…Then of course she had to water the garden or it would have died over-night…gruffle!sniff!

  56. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on June 26th, 2012

    OMDAWG!….Johnny-Dirt in His Pants Herra just hit a homerun!….WOOOOO!….He always hits, but he rarely hits a homer….Wow!…We came inside in just the right time….Zow!…Watch out Nationals. Twelve? I spit on Twelve…heh!

  57. Tupper and Gilly
    11:08 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Rio – with that pushed in nose, you spit on EVERYTHING

  58. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:10 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Tupper!…I like the new definition of Plunder…woooo!…Fill Snowhooks pockets with Plunder!…yes!heh!…Very clever play on our namesake and commitment…snorkel!

  59. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:12 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Spittin’!….Beau gave my friend a double face lick tonight when she finally got home…snort!…Then he sneezed on her. She was happy that he was so happy to see her but she had to go take a partial bath right away…heh!heh!

  60. Tupper and Gilly
    11:20 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Sounds like a certain black Pug is really starting to see the light. Nuthin’ like dog snot to say you are loved.

  61. Alice M. Johnson
    11:25 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Dear Amalia and Leonard,
    I have been off the blog all day but want to add my sympathies to you for the loss of your friend Frank. I hope all your memories are happy ones. He sounds like a wonderful mentor and friend.

  62. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:25 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Rain!…Nope…sniff!..No Rain in sight or smell…grunt!…Lots of fires burning tonight. This has been a very very bad summer so far for our state….wheeze!

  63. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:27 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Alice!….Just where in Hell are you anyways?…snort!…Are you in MN or ND or somewhere inbetween….grunt!

  64. Tupper and Gilly
    11:36 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Rio – we heard tonight there is new fire out near Boulder. Can’t you get Beau to go and pee on them or something?
    Be safe you guys – we worry about you.

  65. Staff
    11:42 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Oops. Alice left her ID up on the computer and I didn’t change it. Alice is in ND and I am in MN. I have spent most of the day being retrained in Maggie-care. Hopefully I have it all figured out since Dawson leaves tomorrow morning around 4:30 a.m. If I don’t have it all figured out Dad will tell me (at great length) how to do it correctly.


  66. Tupper and Gilly
    11:46 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Staff – you and Dawson are so good – to your folks, and to each other. Hope all goes peacefully for you.

  67. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:52 pm on June 26th, 2012

    Twelve!…I still spit on Twelve!…gah!…The series between Wookie’s Team and Rio & SiberHs’
    team is Tied 1 ta 1…grunt!…See all youse fans tomorrow night…heh!heh!

  68. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:53 pm on June 26th, 2012


  69. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:54 am on June 27th, 2012

    Please add our condolences, Amalia and Leonard.

    Gus and Boo Bear, mom and dad are in Houston tonight. They waved out the window of the hotel but were not sure you saw them.

    This afternoon they took a tour of Blue Bell, the Best Ice Cream in th Country. At the end mom got red velvet cake ice cream and dad had key lime pie and blackberry cobbler. Macy got nuthin.

    It was109 when they left Brenham then they hit rain and it dropped almost instantly to 81. Then back to 101. All in 30 minutes.

    Nitey nite y’all.

  70. c.hobbit-harris
    1:11 am on June 27th, 2012

    Just got home and I am sorry for the sad news. He was truly special. Comfort and peace to both of you and to all who knew him or have heard about him.

  71. Gus & BooBear
    10:52 pm on June 27th, 2012

    Amalia & Leonard, prayers and good thoughts for your friend on his journey in the next life.

    Macy, hope your folks weren’t coming here to cool off. It has been over 100 every day so far this week. Technically, not in a draught yet, but it is drying up fast. Thank goodness we had a wet spring. That helped save alot of trees.

    C.Hobbit, add mom to the list of folks wanting your diet info (kmoffett01@yahoo.com). You look fantastic. Hope you are able to work with one of the siber moms and her pups.

    Rebecca, good thoughts as your Broadway performance gets closer! Is Coach up in Alaska with AJ?

    Wookie, are you feeling okay? You haven’t been as talkative as usual for the past few weeks. Hope you are still feeling tip-top. We consider the information you pass along from your Dad and B’s English and Grammar lessons our continuing education courses.

    Melanie, going to send Andrea a commission (probably this weekend for one of her specials)! This is exciting. Maybe you can convince her to donate some type of artwork for the upcoming auction!

    Lastly, there is a show on Discover called Flying Wild Alaska that is advertising a show on Iditarod week. Maybe we will see a pink stormy Kromer.

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