Fourth Mention of the Teitelbaum Divorce

Jocko got a real mean expression on his face, but Bernie wasn’t looking. “Know what I think?” Jocko said. “You’re yellow.”

Yellow? I’m no expert on color, as I should have pointed out by now, but Bernie doesn’t look at all yellow to me. He has beautiful skin, kind of darkish, with red tones mixed in.

“Yeah?” said Bernie.

“Yeah,” Jocko said. “Chicken.”

Humans could lose you just like that, and this was one of those times. I knew chicken, of course – that kosher chicken at the Teitelbaum divorce celebration dinner was often in my thoughts – but what was Jocko talking about? Was it possible he had a line on kosher chicken, could hook us up with some? I waited to hear.

“What’s on your mind, Jocko?” Bernie said. “Spit it out.”

Oh, no, not that; and in the cab? Some humans – men, just about every time – had this very bad habit, plain nasty. And chewing-tobacco spit? Don’t get me started.

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115 Responses to “Fourth Mention of the Teitelbaum Divorce”

  1. OleyHowlers
    8:14 am on December 19th, 2012

    Good morning. We all slept late this morning, only just now finishing our breakfast. Mom didn’t have hers yet, and she is worried about Shiek again. Something is bothering that poor guy’s tummy this morning, so he hadto get medicine and walked a bit, all while we (sort of) patiently waited for breakfast.

    Waiting for updates from Rose and Zoe & Melanie. Our little Kat isbecoming quite independent. She was picked up at Zoe’s and blurred to Rose’s. thanks for picking her up, Luna. She still has issues with navigation.

  2. Barb & Maggie
    9:08 am on December 19th, 2012

    Good morning Oleys. BTW, your home is beautiful! You are some lucky ducks. We must be thinking about poultry this morning, what with the post up above. Chet does love his kosher chicken, doesn’t he?

  3. Melanie
    9:28 am on December 19th, 2012

    Hi all, I think after Kat left Zoë had some problems. She does not do well on morphine and they are looking for a substitute. Any ideas are welcome.

    I got a call from her this morning asking about the dogs. In the morphine problem they were in trouble. I told them they were fine and awaiting their breakfast. All pills were distributed. I’m going in to see her again today.

    I’m not sure when I’m getting anything wrapped. Might be a paper and plastic bag Christmas.

    Two gifts arrived yesterday. They look great. It’s a company that takes your photograph and puts it on metal. With all the new keys I decided that we needed really nice key tags. So I got the size for dog tags and they are great. If I can find the lens I need I’ll take a picture.

    So that’s it for awhile. NEED CAFFEINE! I feel like Jasper’s mom.

  4. Siber-H
    9:50 am on December 19th, 2012

    Good Morning Everyone

    We didn’t go to the dog park this morning because it is raining. Draco (love that name for a storm) is suppose to bring us 55mph winds so I could go off the grid.

    I worried about Rio’s friend driving to work. Draco could get nasty where they live.

  5. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:52 am on December 19th, 2012

    Not unlike Chet, I have learned that humans can lose you just like that. So the Howlers are ducks? All this time, I thought they were Sibes. And aren’t ducks sometimes served for dinner? Are they kosher? And if so, how can the Howlers be lucky?

  6. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:54 am on December 19th, 2012

    Love, love , love the ebooks!

    Merry Christmas to us!

    Hat tip to Spence!

  7. Siber-H
    9:55 am on December 19th, 2012

    CHarris? Are you doing okay? We do not want you to be without a furnace in those temperatures.

  8. B. Stover
    10:15 am on December 19th, 2012

    Good morning all.

  9. OleyHowlers
    10:24 am on December 19th, 2012

    Has Rebecca arrived home safe and sound? Last thing we read was that her plane landed and she was facing down a 75 mile drive.
    We are also worried about the Hobbit’s furnace. Honestly, how do youse guys handle life in those temps. We are huskies, but we still like being (reasonably) warm. Especially kat, who likes to lie infront of the pellet stove or the fireplace. Oh, and guess what? We aregetting a little wood stove installed in our Summer Kitchen a.k.a. Winter Tavern. We couldn’t get it scheduled until mid-January, but we are excited because that is our favorite room to hang out in. It has a nice cool cement floor for the 4-leggeds, and old table and benches for the 2-leggeds.

  10. BearSpiritDog
    10:32 am on December 19th, 2012

    Hi Everybody.

    We don’t like hearing:
    Zoe had an uncomfortable night,
    Shiek is having tummy issues again,
    C.Hobbit’s furnace is on the kabutz,
    Siber-H & Rio in the path of the storm,

    We do like:
    Hearing from Wolfie to start the day,
    C.Hobbit’ furnace guy coming this morning,
    Looking forward to the photos from Melanie,
    Knowing Wose has the Smoochers at her side,

  11. BearSpiritDog
    10:36 am on December 19th, 2012

    OMD. The O.Howlers are right.
    SnowBella, We went back to check and you had not reported in last night to let us know you were home.
    Please check in asap when you are awake.

  12. OleyHowlers
    10:37 am on December 19th, 2012

    Hey! Who is calling us ducks? We don’t quack! Although, we are getting mighty interested in tasting Kosher chicken…
    Bear, Shiek is o.k. again. After giving him medicine, Mom let him alone and when she went back to the barn, he had eaten all but a few crumbs of his grain, and was calling to her to let him out. He began munching on grass just as soon as he was out of the barn. All good signs.

  13. Macy the min pin
    10:45 am on December 19th, 2012

    Good morning all. Hang in there Shiek. Hey Wolfie. Good to see you. Where is Wookie?

  14. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:51 am on December 19th, 2012

    Nasty!…Storm…grump!…Wookie, please try again…grumble!

  15. Macy the min pin
    11:07 am on December 19th, 2012

    We just finished the rookie guide for the Iditarod and are thinking about getting our team together. Me ,Belle, Annie , Holly, and Biddie for sure. Anyone else want in on our team? Midnight blue outfits with a pop of orange? Perhaps. I will not run in heels.

  16. Tupper and Gilly
    11:08 am on December 19th, 2012

    Good morning all. Hope those who were cold are warm, those who were not feeling well are better, those in harm’s way are safe, and those who had to eat icky stuff get pie.
    Melanie – Mama is allergic to morphine. When she has been in the hospital, they have given her something else that didn’t cause nausea or nightmares. We THINK it was Demerol. Might be worth asking the hospital staff.
    We are off to the studio to unload and reload the van. This last show is completely different that the others. It’s being held in a hoity-toity mall, and they have all kinds of rules about what kind of table covers are used, what kind of bags and packaging must be used etc. Plus the spaces are teeny tiny. So Mama says she will just bring jewelry and no pottery.
    Jewelry +snob mall+last minute panic shopping +offering to wrap gifts = good show(paws crossed)

  17. BearSpiritDog
    11:19 am on December 19th, 2012

    Macy: Remembering that one book about the Iditarod novice that was so hilarious. It was passed around on the blog a while back. Does anyone remember the name of it?

    Royals: Sounds like your folks will have a really big shew this weekend and will be warm and dry too.
    Paws crossed here for Big Sales.

  18. OleyHowlers
    11:21 am on December 19th, 2012

    Macy, How did hou get that guide? We signed up for it, but what we got was a link to the same page where we signed up. What are we missing?

  19. Siber-H
    11:31 am on December 19th, 2012

    Bear, The book is, Winterdance

  20. Macy the min pin
    11:37 am on December 19th, 2012

    Bear….Down below the link is a PDF doc. That is it. We too kept clicking on the link.

  21. OleyHowlers
    11:37 am on December 19th, 2012

    We loved Winterdance! Didn’t Bella say she knows the author?

  22. Macy the min pin
    11:39 am on December 19th, 2012

    Rebecca, where do we sign up for the one mile fun run? I really don’t think Holly is up to the other one. She is really short..

  23. Barb & Maggie
    11:39 am on December 19th, 2012

    Best wishes and tail wags for the really big shew this weekend. Does it start on Friday? Christmas is Tuesday so no doubt there will be many last minute shoppers out this weekend. Mostly men of course, and who better to buy jewelry. That is smart thinking A & L.

  24. OleyHowlers
    11:42 am on December 19th, 2012

    Is the PDF doc in your email, Macy? Our email just has a link, and actually it is a link to a page saying the guide is available. Where do we find that pdf?

  25. Macy the min pin
    11:42 am on December 19th, 2012

    Oops, that message was for the Howlers, not Bear.

    Mom is thinking about starting her shopping tomorrow Today is the last day of school for her kids. Two weeks of no runny noses except her own!

  26. Macy the min pin
    11:43 am on December 19th, 2012

    In our email the PDF is below the link.

  27. BearSpiritDog
    11:46 am on December 19th, 2012

    Looks like we are Ready.
    The last of the cards and little packages was mailed on Monday and none too soon, this being the last week before Christmas.
    Hoping Everyone received their cards and Thank You so much for yours.

    Winterdance! That’s it. Thank you Siber-H.

  28. OleyHowlers
    11:47 am on December 19th, 2012

    Thanks, Macy. The attachment must have been missed in ours. We replied asking for the guide. Honestly, how else will we be prepared to run all those races this year? Mom already decided that Sasha gets to ride in the sled. That leaves us leaderless. :(

  29. Princess Sam
    12:04 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Macy, can I be on your Iditarod team? I’m a very fast runner.

  30. B. Stover
    12:14 pm on December 19th, 2012

    We’ve had a picture on this blog of Sam running and she is very fast.

  31. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:16 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Sammie!…Lil Sammie is so fast that all four paws leave the ground when she runs…snort! …It’s true!

  32. OleyHowlers
    12:20 pm on December 19th, 2012

    And she does have her ski jacket…

  33. BearSpiritDog
    12:24 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Looks like we are Ready.
    The last of the cards and little packages was mailed on Monday and none too soon, this being the last week before Christmas.
    Hoping Everyone received their cards and Thank You so much for yours.

    Winterdance! That’s it. Thank you Siber-H

  34. BearSpiritDog
    12:26 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Little Sammie is a Plunderer of many talents. She’s also a valued member of the Smoochers.

    Hey! It’s Snowing!

  35. Macy the min-pin
    12:38 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Sure Sammie, especially since we are just running the one mile fun run. Yes you must wear your ski jacket or your undercarriage will ice up.

  36. OleyHowlers
    12:40 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Hey! Bear did a Double-D 38 minutes apart! heh heh

  37. Macy the min-pin
    12:41 pm on December 19th, 2012

    I believe in fortune cookies.

  38. OleyHowlers
    12:42 pm on December 19th, 2012

    That’s funny, Macy.
    Bee, Brandy is up top.

  39. B. Stover
    1:01 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Blast, I never see Brandy up top. Thank you Howlers.

  40. Gus and BooBear
    1:01 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Hi, guys! Mom asked us to post a big thank you for the great Chtistmas cards she has received. This is the 1st time in the 38 years Mom and Dad have been married that she just didn’t have time to send cards. But please keep them on your list and next year cards will go out.

    Dad is doing great and only has 6 more sessions of radiation and oral chemo. Then he does the oral chemo 5 days in a row once a month for a year. Our Christmas miracle is that it looks like he will beat this thing. That quilt is fantastic!

  41. Wose
    1:02 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Greetings All!

    The Smoochers are here with me…Kat with her kisses, Mamma Luna being the great mom that she is, Masquers with his comforting purrs and massage, Sammie with her cuddles, and Belle Starr sitting on my head. Sammie is a very fast runner ( love that picture with her and her girl), and she looks beautiful in her ski jacket. The Smoochers will be off in a little while to take care of our dear Zoe.

    CHH: I hope you are staying warm.

    Bella: I hope you arrived home safely. Very worried here.

    Rio: Please tell your friend I gave one of her pieces to my friend nurse Lisa today. She absolutely loved it. It was part Christmas present and part going away present. She is leaving the hospital where I get my lightning bolts for a new job. I will miss her very much. I will also be giving my therapist another of your friends pieces as a gift during my appointment this afternoon. I am trying very hard to chat up your freind’s beautiful work, and let people know if they want to own any of her art to get in touch with me. Question…where does your friend get the frames?

    Macy: You are making me laugh very hard! :). I also liked the pictures of all those kitties last night.

  42. Wose
    1:08 pm on December 19th, 2012

    T&G: Hope your mum and dad have a really big show!!

    Gus & BooBear: I am so very happy to hear this great news about your dad. What a wonderful Christmas present.

    Rio! Please tell your friend to drive very carefully in the snow, and be safe.

  43. BearSpiritDog
    1:13 pm on December 19th, 2012

    O.Howlers: Gah! How in Dog’s Name did that happen?

    Gus&BooBear: Your Great News about your dad is all the Christmas greetings we need!

    Barb&Magpie: Do you have Snow?

    Macy: We Believe in Fortune Cookies too…especially of the Oreo variety!

  44. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:27 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Rose!…Glad to hear that nurse liked the project…snort!…Was it the miniture bouquet you gave her?…sniff!

    Framed!…My friend gets frames wherever she can find them on sale…grunt!…Usually Jo-Anns or Michaels carry the shadowbox type…snort!…She did find a really nice one 50% off at Hobby Lobby for the last project she made. It is for a gentleman, so she didn’t want a phoo-phoo frame….heh!

  45. OleyHowlers
    1:42 pm on December 19th, 2012

    G&BB, ditto what Bear said: Hearing good news about your dad is greetings for us. Thanks for the update. Keep both your mom and dad tucked under the quilt (Mom cleaned up after Shiek).

  46. Barb & Maggie
    1:48 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Bear, No, we do not have snow yet. They are talking tomorrow and then it may be a rain/snow event.

    Great news about your dad G & B!

  47. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:48 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Golinka!…Please check your SDD whenever you stop running around like a chicken with its head cut-off….snort!

  48. B. Stover
    2:05 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Gus&BooBear, the is great news.

    Welcome back Rose.

  49. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:53 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Yaawwn!….Who else is having a hard time staying awake this afternoon….wuffle!…I’m dozing off again….zzzzzz

  50. Princess Sam
    4:08 pm on December 19th, 2012

    When I’m running flat out, like in the team with Macy, is my ear-flapping good or bad? It could give me lift like flapping wings or it could make me less aerodynamically sound. What do you all think?

  51. Siber-H
    4:16 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Thank Dog this is only a one mile run.

    Gus&BooBear, We are very happy to her your dad is doing so well.

  52. B. Stover
    4:31 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Sam: I think your flapping ears will make you run faster and help you bounce above icy obstacles.

  53. Charlie
    5:06 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Sammie: My ears flap as well. I told my lady it makes me more earodynamic. She asked if I meant aerodynamic. I told her no. Earodynamics is a very complicated science and difficult to understand. I barely understand it myself. I just know it works.

  54. Macy the min-pin
    5:30 pm on December 19th, 2012

    If ears are good we are set, as I am well-eared.

    Annie likes to sleep on her back, usually with her head at a very awkward angle.

  55. Macy the min-pin
    5:37 pm on December 19th, 2012

    We finally posted a picture of our tree, but it seems to have gone off into the blogosphere. Tree, take 2.

  56. Melanie
    5:41 pm on December 19th, 2012

    I have Winter Dance. To Whom do I send it?

    I’m exhausted. Tomorrow I promise not to do as much.

    I am going to see Zoe for about 45 minutes. Hit the store, come home, relax, take Jesse home, and then get my haircut. Hmmm, I wonder about this.

    Zoe has become quite myth in our little town. Everyone is amazed.

    B. Stover and Wookie, I finally got the packages shipped.

    That top secret package? I signed for it and I’m not opening it yet. I can’t open it until Zoe is off the narcotics and then I can read it to her.

    Not sure I’ll be back on, but to add to her injuries . . . now it’s seven broken ribs.
    AND she is going to be moved out of ICU when there is an opening.

  57. Tupper and Gilly
    5:58 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Rio – just got home, checked and responded. And please tell your friend that she and Mama are going to have a long talk…

    Gus and Boo Bear – we are do glad to hear the good news, and will keep your Dad in our prayers.

    We too have been enjoying the many beautiful cards we have been getting from all over the country. We save them for Mondays when we are taking part of the day to decompress – then we open all the cards in a row, and bask in the warmth of having friends. (We have told Mama over and over that it would be so much more polite to send out her OWN cards, but does she listen to us? Nooooo. Humans…sigh….

    Quiche and butternut squash soup for dinner – and then back to the final work to get everything done and packed.

  58. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:00 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Melanie!… How long will Zoe be in the hospital, do you know?…grunt!

  59. Siber-H
    6:10 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Melanie, Thanks for the update on Zoe, but 7 broken ribs…groan. It is good news that she can moved out of ICU!

    Macy has stuffed animals around her Christmas tree. I do not.

    Cute photo of Annie.

  60. Charlie
    6:19 pm on December 19th, 2012

    What we at the kennel want to know is why Melanie dared Zoe to see if she could fly? Our lady says that is not funny, but then she mumbled something about clearly needing a running start.

    Seriously, we want Zoe to get better soon and know we are thinking of her.

  61. Wose
    6:22 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Rio! I gave Nurse Lisa the Dreams Really Do Come True with the red flowers. I have had it here at home since I purchased it, but Nurse Lisa is very special to me, and that was a very special quilling project. Please also tell your friend that the yellow rose bouquet in the shadow box frame was given to my therapist as a gift today as well, and she was amazed and thrilled at your friend’s piece, and she too absolutely loves it. She is going to hang it in her office, so I told her if anyone inquires about it and wants something for their own to let me know. I want to spread the word about your friend’s beautiful work.

  62. BearSpiritDog
    6:23 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Macy: That is a beautiful little tree.
    Annie looks comfortable.

    Zoe getting out of ICU means she is on the mend. But…Oh, my…seven broken ribs.
    Melanie: Please take care of yourself. We worry about you.

  63. Wose
    6:27 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Melanie, I’m sad to hear about Zoe’s seven broken ribs. But she is a survivor, and she will be okay! The Smoochers are looking after her now, so she is in good paws! Love and hugs to you both!

  64. Wose
    6:29 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Macy, your tree is so pretty! I love the picture of Annie…I wonder if this is how Beau sleeps?

  65. c.hobbit
    6:31 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Siber-H: Macy must not take the stuffed animals outside and bury them. Macy must not confuse them with animal squeaky toys. Just saying.

    I buy tons of stuffed animals because I like their softness but I only get to enjoy them while I am caressing them on the way to the cash register. Because of my doggies, they end up on the top shelf in my closet or in a dresser drawer. And since my dogs are always around, I never bring them out.

    Furnace still working and no racket since 3:00 am. Furnace guy is puzzled, I am nervous. It was a long, scary night. At times the sound was so loud and I could feel the heating pipe in the floor throbbing and vibrating.

    Can’t imagine 7 broken ribs AND a broken knee AND a cracked elbow.

  66. Wose
    6:35 pm on December 19th, 2012

    T&G: I want you to let your mum know that two bears were given as gifts to my doc, and the Prof’s doc as gifts. They were very much admired and loved by both our docs! I am also trying to spread the word about the lovely Royal Art.

  67. Wose
    6:39 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Sammie, your ears help you run like the wind!

    Rebecca, glad you are safely back home!

    Thanks to all youse guys the Prof and I have received cards from! The Plunderers are the best friends ever!

    To all youse guys in the path of this storm…please be safe!

  68. Macy the min-pin
    6:45 pm on December 19th, 2012

    I do not bury mom’s toys. I hardly even bother my OWN toys, but when I do, those toys know they have been chewed. I like it when dad tries to take them away from me. I growl and act very fierce.
    If Annie ever realizes that the snowman is stuffed…for her sake, I hope that she doesn’t notice it.

    Under our tree are our Christmas crackers. Does anyone else do this English activity. Our Angie, who loves British comedies, doesn’t think she has had Christmas unless there are crackers.

  69. Wose
    6:52 pm on December 19th, 2012

    CHH, I hope you can get this furnace things straightened out.

    Siber-H, I , too, have loved stuffed animals since I was a little girl. I never played with dolls. I don’t know I you could see the stuffed animals and toys under our tree in the picture. I also have stuffed animals on our bed, that the Prof calls my “posse.” I have a collection of the Serta Sheep that are my favorites.
    (whispering) I wish I could send you one of my sheep. I think you would them.

  70. Barb & Maggie
    6:55 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Melanie, Maybe you have already answered this but have you found out why she was up there? Is it something she does often?
    Also, any idea if she will be home for Christmas?

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:21 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Surprising!…There are so many weird things to comment on I don’t know where to begin…grunt!

  72. Barb & Maggie
    7:22 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Very pretty tree Macy! Your mom did a great job.

    Another Lifetime Christmas movie on tonight that Barb likes – Home By Christmas with Linda Hamilton. Maybe a little sappy but we have watched it 2 or 3 times.

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:23 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Seven!…That’s a lucky number right?…wheeze!…Dawg that sounds painful though…gasp!

  74. dawson
    7:23 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Macy: You have a very sweet Christmas tree. I noticed the Christmas crackers underneath right away. I have never had one of those crackers.

    Yikes!
    Seven broken ribs. Don’t make Zoe laugh – it’ll hurt like the dickens. My man up North had 5 broken ribs a few years back but he had to be thrown out of a greyhound bus for that to happen. Are the broken ribs, the broken knee and elbow all on the same side? Healing thoughts being sent to Zoe and coping prayers being sent to you, Melanie.

    Gus&BooBear: Thank you for the good news.

    C.Hobbit: Brrr…

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:24 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Supper!…Coming up!…snort!…Her mother’s gourmet version of Sh-t On a Shingle!…grunt!….Tonight its Chicken on a Shingle…heh!heh!

  76. BearSpiritDog
    7:35 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Dawson: Can’t help but asking…how did it happen your man was thrown out of a Greyhound bus?

    And, Melanie: Yes…we all want to know…what was Zoe doing up in the loft?

    C.Hobbit: Why is it mysterious sounds always stop when you call in witnesses? Sure hope your furnace will be okay. You did say you have backup just in case?

  77. Staff
    7:53 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Well I finally caught up with the blog. BBL

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:54 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Thrown!…Out of a bus!?…snort!snort!….I bet there is a good story behind that statement…chorkel!

  79. dawson
    7:57 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Oops, let me try again.
    The greyhound bus was traveling on black ice and went into a slide then tipped over. My man was thrown out a window into the ditch at the side of the road with the bus on top of him. Thank dog for the ditch.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:00 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Holy!…Crap!…snort!

  81. Barb & Maggie
    8:01 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Maybe someone threw a frying pan at the bus driver!

  82. dawson
    8:05 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Meanwhile I was flying from Minneapolis into Seattle on my way to Vancouver to meet him for a little holiday. Our holiday didn’t happen.

  83. Siber-H
    8:08 pm on December 19th, 2012

    I’m glad you explained that one Dawson, but…GASP

    Wose, Thank you for thinking of me and wishing to send me a stuffed sheep, but my mom says do not send me a stuffed sheep. It would be in danger.

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:10 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Ribs!…How long does it take for 80 year old ribs to heal anyways?…sniff!

  85. Wose
    8:12 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Dawson, Holy freakin’ cow! Your man is one helluva tough guy!

  86. Melanie
    8:12 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Okay, I’ll read everything later.
    Just wanted to say that I THINK I’ve reached everyone that was invited to Dan’s Party.

    I THINK. Whew, Good night.

  87. Wose
    8:16 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Siber-H, I’ll see if I can post a picture then.

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:25 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Rose!…We here are very surprised that you gave away the “Dreams” project…snort!…But she understands when a project seems to want to belong to another person no matter how much she likes it after she finishes it…sniffle!

  89. Princess Sam
    8:25 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Okay, Mommy says she won’t have to make me a little cap with flaps to hold my ears down. Instead of aerodynamics it will be earodynamics.

  90. BearSpiritDog
    8:27 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Dawson: Scary Story. It’s a Good thing the ditch was there!

    If Melanie is turning in then…it’s that time for me…Suppertime!
    Goodnight Everyone – Bear

  91. Charlie
    8:47 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Sam: Yoi can train at my side. I will teach you the ins and outs of wonderful ears like we have, but then Whitey-lance has asked if you could run next to him.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:52 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Charlie!…Please tell us that Rebecca does not have to fly anywhere the weekend before Christmas…grunt!

  93. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:04 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Poor Zoe. It seems that everyday new injuries appear. We’ll keep her snuggled under the quilt along with Rose.

  94. Princess Sam
    9:14 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Charlie, I would love to train with you. I do love W-L too, so we could all run together?

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:18 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Nostalgia!….We are watching a show on pbs about winter in Yellowstone Park…snort!…My friend says she spent some time up there one February photographing the wildlife on cross country skis…chuffle!…One of the best times of her life, and the coldest too…heh!heh!

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Show!…The show is actually called Christmas in Yellowstone and it is a documentary about a photographer who goes out alone in the winter and camps out to get the most amazing photographs of Yellowstone Park…wheeze!…Excellant stuff!

  97. Barb & Maggie
    9:35 pm on December 19th, 2012

    As Liz says, Nighty Noodle. Sweet dreams all, and especially Zoe.

  98. Charlie
    10:20 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Rio: We have decided to take it in turns to sit on our lady in case she starts packing for another trip between now and new year’s day. She says she is staying put. We’ve heard that before. Her boss told her she is to stay home this Friday! Boy, we love that guy’s leadership style.

    Sam: WL is twirling.

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Happy!…Freakin’ Day!….Woooo!….Rebecca will NOT be travelng for a coupla weeks….WoooooHooooo!…Now ask her to check her SDD and that is all I need from you Charlie!…snort!…You can go back to your straw filled cabin and have a lovely restful night….heh!…No late night poker games because you are in training, you hear!?…grunt!

  100. Charlie
    10:35 pm on December 19th, 2012

    But, Rio! Ah, you’re right. My ears and I need to stick to our strict training routine. My lady tells me she responded to your SDD.

  101. SnowBella
    10:42 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Rio: Your handsome pug shot is up top.

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:49 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Handsome!…That is Me!me!Me!…heh!…burp!

  103. Macy the min-pin
    10:57 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Somebody (not me) here is in Trouble. All that was left of a giant Ghirardelli dark chocolate bar was shredded wrapper. Not my fault if the guilty party wakes up dead in the morning. I certainly can’t get on the counter.

    All of west Texas blew in here earlier while mom and dad were looking at Christmas lights. They had the windows down and now mom can’t breathe at all. She needs to spend a quick night under the quilt. That’s all the time she can spare because she is going to start (and finish) her Christmas shopping tomorrow.

  104. Staff
    10:57 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Good nighty noodle everyone. Special thoughts for Gus and BooBear’s Dad, Melanie’s Mom, Zoe and hoping that the Plunder quilt will help. It is beginning to sound like Zoe will not be hopping back home anytime soon. I bet that really pisses her off!

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Christmas!…Someone here and me too! wishes they could spend Christmas with Melanie and the Newfs this year….snorkel!…Then of course we would have to spend New Years with Golinka and her gang…heh!…This is a dream and maybe sometime in the future it will happen…wuffle!

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:10 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Puss N’ Boots!…I say powerful Pug-Prayers for your Paw every night…wuffle!…Very, very glad to hear his treatment is working….sob!

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:25 pm on December 19th, 2012

    Goodnight!…All. Have a Merry Christmas…wuffle!

  108. Charlie
    2:17 am on December 20th, 2012

    My Lady put up her hood and pulled her fur ruff tight ovre her head in shame. She feels bad she received all the wonderful Christmas cards for all youse and she didn’t send out any cards. She said she thought about it, but with being on the road, never crossed off her to-do list. She wants each of you to know how dear you are to her, but she won’t come out of her hood.

    She hid deeper into her hood in frustration. We may never see her. It seems the ‘follow’ option on the blog to receive a copy of the Rookie’s Guide she wrote isn’t working. She isn’t showing any new followers. I think I hear a ‘Gah!’ coming from her parka, but I can’t tell. It is so muffled. If I approach her just right, I think I can convince her to spend some time on Friday to try to figure out the problem.

    All youse stay under the quilt who know you need it, and for those of youse who don’t know you need it, but do, if you feel a gentle touch on your shoulder, don’t be alarmed.

  109. Macy the min-pin
    3:15 am on December 20th, 2012

    I got the rookie guide, thanks.

    Rebecca, I just saw a post on AJ’s FB page from a girl who lives near me. How cool is that?

    And we don’t need you wasting valuable dog food money on stamps!

    Mom and I are going to be up all night because we don’t know if Annie or Belle ate the 3.5 oz dark chocolate almond bar. Nobody is splorting. The v e t office opens in only 5 hours.

  110. c.hobbit
    3:51 am on December 20th, 2012

    Don’t stress, Rebecca. Take care of the dogs and AJ too, of course.

    Macy: hope you can report all is well in the morning. I once had a dog eat a whole box of individually wrapped Andes chocolate mints with no bad side effects. I googled “what to do when dog eats dark chocolate” and got this:
    “If he is a small dog, then feed him a LOT of his favorite food, to dilute the chocolate so it digests slower..the most important thing to watch for is a rapid heart rate, which could lead to heart failure.. If he is not a small dog, he is likely OK..If his heart is beating much faster than normal, he needs a trip to the vet..”

  111. Macy the min-pin
    4:00 am on December 20th, 2012

    Thanks C. Annie was coughing a little earlier, but that happens a lot when she sleeps on her back. Yawn….

  112. OleyHowlers
    7:34 am on December 20th, 2012

    So much to catch up on the blog this morning. We shut down early yesterday, because we were all watching movies and t.v. episodes recorded awhile ago. Rio, we are now caught up on Burn Notice and we agree with you on fat little Smuggler Schmidt.
    Macy, love your tree and your stuffedies. We have some stuffedies out for Christmas too although not under the tree. None of us chews those. We have our own stuffedies in our beds if we get the urge. Are the English crackers the wrapped up things in the basket? Don’t youse girls eat those? We are praying for no ill effects from the chocolate bar.
    Zoe: 7 broken ribs! Zowie! Mom once had one measly cracked rib and she was such a weenie about it. Cried everytime she coughed or laughed. And sneezing? She would go through the roof!
    Whatelse? Jeeze we forget now. Time for mocha.

  113. OleyHowlers
    7:37 am on December 20th, 2012

    Oh yeah. We here want to see Rio’s photos of wildlife on cross-country skis. We didn’t even think they would know how to put those skis on.
    And Bella. We are relieved and happy that no booty money or husky food money was spent on cards or stamps.
    And Dawson: abus landed on top of your man??? O my Dog!

  114. Melanie
    8:05 am on December 20th, 2012

    Need some prayers for the doctors today.
    They keep putting Zoe on different narcotics.
    ARGGG
    Zoe phoned me at 12 last night. She was paranoid.
    I talked and listened and then talked to the nurse.
    They have changed her medication to different forms of narcotics every time she needs a pain killer.
    So I told the nurse that perhaps we should just figure THAT WASN’T WORKING.
    I was nice though.
    She agreed. She put down that she was allergic to the one they had just tried so they won’t try that one again in all their wisdom.
    I told her to write the docs a note about calling her GP because she knows how Zoe is with this stuff. I just called the doctor’s answering service to tell her to call them.
    I will be off to do battle as soon as I can get the dogs set, the poop cleaned up, the dog dishes washed and the laundry started . .
    Sure glad that tomorrow is my sister’s last day of work before school vacation.

  115. BearSpiritDog
    9:27 am on December 20th, 2012

    Melanie: Good Grief! Hope they get Zoe’s meds figured out…And Soon. Having her GP involved in the consultation we think will be a big help. Continuous prayers here.

    Macy: Your mom must be So Tired this morning. Good thoughts and prayers that all is well at your house after the counter-surfing incident. Is it better that it was dark chocolate?

    SnowBella: No need to apologize for Dog’s Sake. You ARE the Plunderer’s Christmas Card in every post you write.

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