Fireworks and the Nation Within

Some helpful advice (although a little late):

Welcome new friends Penny, Tupelo.


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52 Responses to “Fireworks and the Nation Within”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:12 am on July 5th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! No noise fobia here. WE held mom down during those fireworks, just like we do during thunder boomers πŸ™‚ A bit crowded last night with Kiya having a sleepover.
    Have a sunny, summer Saturday.

  2. Wose-the small and meek
    9:13 am on July 5th, 2014



    I hope all youse got through the fireworks okay. Not too many here since the towns that have them are a distance from our neck of the woods.

    Welcome, Chet’s new friends. Especially love Penny, the French Bulldog.

    I think Tupper or Gilly posed for the article Spence posted.

    Good day to all!

  3. Wose-the small and meek
    9:14 am on July 5th, 2014

    HOH: DAWG, youse type fast. Have a stupendous Saturday!

  4. Herd of Hounds
    9:22 am on July 5th, 2014

    Smokin’ paws at the ipaw πŸ™‚

  5. Herd of Hounds
    9:23 am on July 5th, 2014

    Wowser, Miss Pretty and Edgar are in the fotos πŸ™‚

  6. B.Stover
    9:46 am on July 5th, 2014

    The fireworks went on far too long around here last night.

    Good morning all.

  7. RiΓΆ – The Evil Pug
    10:09 am on July 5th, 2014

    Auction!…Is still a-paw!….Wooooo!

  8. Tupper and Gilly
    10:28 am on July 5th, 2014

    Happy Birthday to Macy and her posse.
    Our Mama has a lot in common with them.

  9. Barb & Maggie
    11:43 am on July 5th, 2014

    We made it thru the fourth without too many problems. The nuckle- head next door set off a really loud boomer while we were sitting outside last evening. Almost went thru the screen, ala Zeus. Other than that one of us (neither of us is admitting) peed one the den rug last night. Left a big ole spot. Barb used her Bissel step-on pad that is good for that kind of thing. She is chalking it up to the stress, since that was a rare occurrence.

    Have to go check out the auction. Some of the items we liked are getting expensive.

  10. Herd of Hounds
    12:18 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Quiet here now but we are sure some idjit in the neighborhood has some leftover fireworks to do tonight. Ah, TN, land of the free, home of the stupid πŸ™‚

  11. Siber-H
    12:29 pm on July 5th, 2014

    HOH, The same can be said about NM.

    We had loud fireworks last night…the usual war zone. I had no emotional issues because I have decided fireworks and thunder no longer bother me.

  12. c.hobbit
    1:35 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Fireworks going until 1:30 AM. There needs to be a special place in h*ll for inconsiderate people. Sadie was by my side most of the time with my hand on her. However, when I finally went to bed, I discovered that she had peed and made messes all down the hallway. Poor dog and poor me.

    On a brighter side: A photo of Ikette is advertising the adoption clinic today. I hope he gets his furever home today. [I think he looks a little sad in the photo but still adorable of course]

  13. Tupper and Gilly
    2:00 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Hobbit – it’s a face that says “come, take me home with you”. Someone is sure to fall in love with that wistful little pup.

  14. Tupper and Gilly
    2:01 pm on July 5th, 2014

    No,Belle Starr, no!

  15. Herd of Hounds
    2:19 pm on July 5th, 2014

    T&G, “wistful” is a good word for Ikette. Great foto. Poor Sadie (and Hobbit). We just know that Sadie is embarrassed πŸ™ Thank dog we were pee-free here!

  16. BooBear
    2:26 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Mom thinks Ikette has the cutest ears! At least if he doesn’t get adopted, Sadie will have her playmate for again for a little while.

  17. c.hobbit
    2:39 pm on July 5th, 2014

    T&G: you could be right. The photo makes me want to jump in the car and go adopt him! Fortunately Sadie is having a play date with my nephew’s dog (who so far doesn’t want to play). {{{{sigh}}}}

  18. dawson
    3:24 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Ikette is the cutest thing ever!

    SiberH: Did the noise of fireworks and thunder bother you when you were younger?

  19. Herd of Hounds
    3:30 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Earlier today Miss Pretty and Edgar, now BSD and Masquers. quite a day for pairs πŸ™‚

  20. Barb & Maggie
    3:33 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Today is going to be Ikette’s day, we can feel it! Sorry to hear about Sadie’s messes, but also glad to hear that we here were not alone in that department.

  21. Teddy Ruff Rider
    3:53 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Hey everyone. This is just to let you know that I have moved into the captain’s seat at Auction Central and I’m ready to take charge, so everyone keep sending in your bids, bids, bids! Mom says I am still a bit young for the beer vat diving, but, man, those chicken wings sure are delish.

  22. Garcia from the Other Side of the Bridge
    4:03 pm on July 5th, 2014

    I crossed the Bridge this morning while in my Lady’s arms. My Lady prayed that my passing would be easy and asked that our Heartfriend would greet me.

    Do you remember when I ended up in a cone? One moment I was enjoying life outside of a cone, and the next moment was enjoying life inside the cone. Crossing the Bridge was a lot like that. One moment, I was in my Lady’s arms on your side of the Bridge and then next moment I was was watching her kiss my forehead from this side of the Bridge.

    My Lady cared for me in my passing. She told me my stories and sang me my songs. We added this song to my mix for my passing.

    You should see the view from this Side of the Bridge.


  23. Herd of Hounds
    4:20 pm on July 5th, 2014

    To all at Snowhook, we are so sorry to hear of Garcia’s crossing the bridge. We know that he was greeted when he arrived but know he will be missed on this side. Strength and peace to our Snowhook family.

  24. dawson
    4:33 pm on July 5th, 2014

    So long, Garcia! So grateful your Lady was able to fill your days with love on this side of the Bridge. Give little Dawson some love licks, please. (sob)

  25. Herd of Hounds
    4:48 pm on July 5th, 2014
  26. Siber-H
    4:52 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Garcia, Cool Runnings in the Land of Eternal Snow and Friends.

  27. RiΓΆ – The Evil Pug
    5:08 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Salute!….To Garcia – he will always be remembered and we all know he was treasured…sniff!

  28. Billy's Buddy
    5:55 pm on July 5th, 2014


    Your life was a gift, your memory a treasure;
    you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.

  29. RiΓΆ – The Evil Pug
    5:56 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Beau!….He just now realized there is an Auction going on and has been out there bidding his horse-race money…snort!

  30. BooBear
    6:30 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Snowhook, so sorry to hear about Garcia. He knew he was much loved.

  31. Barb & Maggie
    6:55 pm on July 5th, 2014

    We too are sorry to hear about Garcia. We echo the expressions of those above who have said it well.

  32. Macy the min-pin
    6:56 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Run free Garcia, in the land where every dog is the lead dog.

  33. bluecat
    7:10 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Oh, Garcia. Run true with your memories of cold and wind. Perhaps you’ll meet up with Jerry.

  34. RiΓΆ – The Evil Pug
    7:16 pm on July 5th, 2014


  35. Barb & Maggie
    7:49 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Jerry Garcia, Rio.

  36. Herd of Hounds
    9:09 pm on July 5th, 2014

    (Kiya here) Wow, these HOH really know how to show company a good time…car rides, dessert, cookies just for coming when called and not being told to get off the couch! Wow! Miss my family but the mom here says one more sleep and breakfast then home again, home again.

  37. Thieves!
    9:24 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Thank youse all for your kind words. Sniff.

  38. Tupper and Gilly
    9:31 pm on July 5th, 2014

    A very wise lady once told us that the only bad thing about dogs is their ability to break your heart. Garcia- have a good run among the northern lights. May all your future cones contain ice cream.

    We have been out in the backyard watching the Flying Bat Circus. First there were fireflies. Then suddenly, there were bats. Swooping, soaring, squeeking bats; instant silhouettes flashing through the clearing. Looking up, overhead against the twilight sky, bats dancing through the mobile buffet of mosquitoes, chirruping their delight at the feast.

    It made us laugh thinking of Dawson.

  39. Thieves!
    9:40 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Royals: That sounds like something our Lady says, and she’s the smartest woman in the kennel. We don’t have any other bad characteristics. We are sure of it.

    It was a long night in the kennel. As our Lady was holding Garcia’s head in her lap in the wee hours of the morning she heard the kennel erupt with barking. She knows this bark. It is the kind of bark that says something is wrong. She ran out to the kennel to see what was the matter. We could not be calmed. She looked in the direction we were all barking. Something told her to look up. What did she see? A bear cub up a tree. Well, poop. Knowing mama bear would not be far away, our Lady ran back to the house. When our Lady returned to her post of holding Garcia she told him that maybe his clan came to collect him. What you don’t know about Garcia is from the time he was born, our Lady called him her little bear cub or Grizzly Garcia because that is exactly what he looked like. We went on to bark for several more hours.

  40. Herd of Hounds
    9:50 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Why can’t 2 leggers figure out that we are more attuned with nature and the universe than they pretend to be. We listen, we hear, we see and we feel.

  41. dawson
    9:58 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Tupper and Gilly: Those outdoor bats are my favorites!

  42. Wose-the small and meek
    10:02 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Pixie: I am sorry to hear about Garcia passing. He has left a part of himself in your heart, and has taken your love with him. sob

  43. dawson
    10:03 pm on July 5th, 2014

    I just checked the auction and the price of A Tail of Vengeance has gone way, way up!
    I’d better check the rest of the auction items!

    TeddyRuffRider is doing a fine job at Auction Central. He’s growing up so fast!

  44. Barb & Maggie
    10:19 pm on July 5th, 2014

    Dawson, You are right. We had early interest in Tail, but the bidding is now too rich for our budget. Sob. Worth it though, since it is a one and only.

    “A mobile buffet of mosquitoes”. We love the imagery!

    Nighty noodles from The Illinois contingent.

  45. Staff
    10:50 pm on July 5th, 2014

    I had to check the items I have been bidding on. So far, so good.

    Rebecca, we here are sorry for your loss. I am glad you were able to hold Garcia and comfort him during his passing. Hugs to you and AJ.

    Hey Teddy Ruff Rider, You the Dog!

  46. Staff
    10:57 pm on July 5th, 2014

    When the young visitor was here she insisted on going out past the west shelter belt to take sunset pictures every night that it wasn’t raining. One night when we were fighting lots of mosquitoes because we were later than usual I saw many many bats flying out of our shelter belt.

    They were loving the mosquitoes that were making me miserable. I really haven’t been out much to see bats because it is almost always way to buggy when they are out.

  47. Tupper and Gilly
    11:30 pm on July 5th, 2014

    What’s this? What’s this? Its almost bedtime and we are still on page 1??? Oh dear. This can’t be so.
    Where is everyone? Are you all still eating hotdogs and watching fireworks?

  48. Staff
    12:23 am on July 6th, 2014

    Mr.Staff told me about this song and so here it is in honor of all the best dogs that have left us to go over the bridge. sniff. It is a two hankie song.

  49. Macy the min-pin
    12:32 am on July 6th, 2014
  50. Thieves!
    12:36 am on July 6th, 2014

    Staff: We see your two hankies and raise you three tissues.

  51. Thieves!
    12:38 am on July 6th, 2014

    Macy: Happy birthday!

    We wonder if Beau is going to dip into Rio’s treatie fund to win his auction items.

  52. Thieves!
    12:42 am on July 6th, 2014

    Well, we made it to page two and nary a slurpy, pug kiss is in sight.

    It has been a long, emotional day. We are taking our Lady to the Quilt. Tenzing is waiting to be her pillow.

    Nighty noodles.

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