Friend of the Month

Here’s Beretta, Chet’s Feb. Friend of the Month, over at the FB page. Congrats!





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91 Responses to “Friend of the Month”

  1. Christy ( Kincaid Beretta)
    9:17 am on February 2nd, 2015

    That’s my girl!! Thank you soooo much !!!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:19 am on February 2nd, 2015

    Good morning, everyone! Welcome, Beretta as the facebookie friend. Quite a party last evening and a real game, not a blow out. Wish the “gentlemen” had behaved a bit better near the end.
    Now TODAY is a really special day…GROUNDHOG DAY! Yeah, be sure to have one, or two, or three, or…okay, y’all get the point. The town that made B&M&L’s town sort of famous!

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:20 am on February 2nd, 2015

    Yesterday was exciting, Snowhook in 4th for the Knik 200, WOW

  4. B.Stover
    9:29 am on February 2nd, 2015

    Beretta is enjoying that ball. Congratulations! Welcome Christy.

    Football game? What football game?

    There are three-feet peaks of snow in my garden…and the sun is shining brightly.

    Good morning all.

  5. dawson
    9:45 am on February 2nd, 2015

    Good morning everyone.

    Congratulations Christy. Beretta is a beauty and a lucky dog!

  6. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:54 am on February 2nd, 2015

    Good sunny morning, all!

    Quite an exciting day yesterday for many reasons. Some areas here got 20″ of snow. Not sure what we got, but there are some 3 and 4″ drifts.

    Game was exciting, but didn’t go the way we wanted. And we still liked Katy Perry’s performance.

    Around here, we don’t consider Woodstock “sort of famous”. Our town mascot is a person dressed in a woodchuck costume. He is photographed everywhere and shows up at all important community events. We have Groundhog Day souvenirs for sale in town, and a widely attended walking tour each year, with people coming from all over to attend. All pretty cool.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    9:57 am on February 2nd, 2015

    B&M&L, sorry about the “sort of”. We were just thinking one has to be “Groundhog Day” the movie, afficionado to know that your town was used and not the PA town.

  8. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:00 am on February 2nd, 2015

    Forgot to say hi to Kincaid Beretta. What a pretty girl.

    Did anyone see the Today Show ad where they show all the cast walking in their coats on their way to work? I think it says #rise&shine. Anyway, Barb’s sister’s DIL produced it. They live in NJ, near Natalie Morales, and she is a commercial producer.

  9. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    10:01 am on February 2nd, 2015

    News flash: Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow so there will be six more weeks of winter. Phooey!

  10. Herd of Hounds
    10:16 am on February 2nd, 2015

    MP&LL’s Mom, Thanks (we think). We were wondering since we have had: grey skies, blustery wind, sun peeking through, rain showers and a bit of snow. What’s up? We are sure Phil will be as right as he usually is 🙂

  11. Tupper and Gilly
    10:20 am on February 2nd, 2015

    Good morning!
    Hi Beretta, and welcome Christy. We would love to have you come hang out with us here on the blog.
    Being buried in snow here. The world around us has been cancelled. Someone is going to have to shovel us a pathway to go out, out, OUT. The snow is taller than we are.

  12. Staff
    10:47 am on February 2nd, 2015

    Good morning everyone and welcome and congrats to Beretta and Kincaid. We got nothing here. B, how about a picture out your window?

    Tupper and Gilly were you supposed to get snow also? I guess we are in the dry spot now. I will worrit about the farmers later.

    Quilting again today so I thought I had better chimein early since ( was too late for all the fun yesterday.

    Have a musical Monday everyone.

  13. dawson
    11:09 am on February 2nd, 2015

    T&G: Hunker down! I hope someone with a plow or snowblower comes to your rescue.

    BStover: I have bright sunshine too, or I will have, as soon as the sun comes up.

  14. O'Howlers
    11:39 am on February 2nd, 2015

    Good morning.
    Congratulations to Beretta, and welcome Christy.
    We are all feeling grumpy tody.
    We didn’t get much snow, but we also got ice and slush and rain. It is still raining hard, and this afternoon the temperatures are supposed to plummet. Joy Joy.

  15. Scout
    11:42 am on February 2nd, 2015

    Snow, snow snow! No school. Mom’s lap nearly all day. Mom just finished watching Superbowl ads on Hulu since she does not get network TV. She gets teary-eyed watching the lost puppy and America the Beautiful ads.
    She watched online streaming of the big game last night but then her computer’s memory got full, the Pats dropped behind, and she gave up and went bed. Then it got exciting! Oh well…

  16. Siber-H
    12:31 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Congratulations Beretta…pretty dog, cool name, and a quality firearm.

    Mom says to thank you human ladies for the super clean-up. She knows none of the rest of us did much. It took me awhile to get Beau out of the hole he fell into.

    I didn’t like the half-time show.
    Spence, Congratulations on your team winning.

  17. O'Howlers
    12:44 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Siber, is your mom feeling any better?

  18. Siber-H
    12:58 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Howlers, Thanks for asking. She is feeling better but she says there is no overnight cure. This is taking awhile.

  19. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:04 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Photo!…Did Nana take that photo of Berretta?…snort!…I see a finger in the bottom corner…heh!heh!

  20. BearSpiritDog
    1:13 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Welcome to the Blog, Christy and Congratulations, Beretta for being chosen the Top Dog for the Month of February.

    Ground Hog Day? I thought it was tomorrow. Anyway, since it is Raining Cats & Dogs here and ole Phil Didn’t See His Shadow, we are anticipating an Early Spring.

    Siber-H: Happy to Hear your Mom is Feeling Better. As she said, it takes a while.

  21. Masquers
    1:21 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Riõ: No one here took that foto. Since returning from Alaska we have learned the clever art of cropping before displaying. Heh.
    Again, Spence & Admin, Congrats to the Pats. It was a super Supper Bowl.

  22. Masquers
    1:24 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Besides…looks like that thumb is cleverly disguised as a rock…hardly noticeable at all.

  23. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    1:27 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Funny, I never noticed the finger spot until Rio pointed it out. I have downloaded photos in the past with the same thing, and never noticed it on my photos either. Humm, what does that say about my observation skills?

  24. BearSpiritDog
    1:35 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Hounds: Groundhog Day, the Movie, is One of Our Favorites! Heh, heh. We could watch it again and again and again.

    Barb,Magpie,Lucy: We did see that clip from the Today Show. It’s Really Cool that Barb’s SIL produced it.

  25. B.Stover
    1:52 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    I had to recharge the battery in my camera and now I’m getting a message when I try to download the pictures that Microsoft can’t format the memory card. (I did reformat it in the camera.) So…no pictures of the snow peaks. Blast!

  26. Masquers
    2:01 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    B: Can you use your cell phone or tablet instead?

  27. Tupper and Gilly
    2:06 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Well poop!
    We thought everyone was celebrating Ground DOG day.

  28. BearSpiritDog
    2:09 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Royals: Heh, heh…Good One! and So Appropriate for Youse.

  29. B.Stover
    2:11 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Masquers: I have a dumb phone rather than a smart phone and I don’t know how to take pictures with the tablet. Blast again!

  30. c.hobbit
    2:12 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Sadie was caught red-handed being a thief yesterday! Guilty, guilty, guilty. She is going to need more lessons on being sneaky and looking innocent from Pancho and Lefty.

    Yesterday late afternoon I took off to the airport to pick up a friend. I had forgotten something so I returned home to get it. Sadie was at the door wanting to go out with a big foil loaf of garlic bread between her jaws! It had been sitting on the counter when I left and I thought Sadie was too short to get it. The smell must have been too enticing and she figured it out even with arthritis in her spine. I might have to cut back on her Rimydil.

    I had been annoyed at myself for forgetting something and having to go home but I am glad I did. If I hadn’t, the bread and the foil would have been gone and I would have wondered if I had imagined buying the garlic loaf in the first place.

  31. Siber-H
    2:21 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Sadie, (whispering) Good One

  32. ALR
    2:33 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Let’s see, c.Hobbit, did I hear you may have kats in the house? I left a loaf of bread on my counter once long ago….the kat who loved yeasty food tore the wrapper open and ate his fill. Then he knocked it over onto the floor so the dogs could share the treat!

  33. Herd of Hounds
    2:41 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Clever 4 leggers and accessable counters…gotta love those leggers. Hey if the counters were any higher, our mom would never reach them 🙂

  34. Herd of Hounds
    3:03 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Oh my, only 4 weeks till the trip to Alaska. So much to pack, so little time 🙁

  35. BearSpiritDog
    3:14 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Such Small Suitcases!

  36. Herd of Hounds
    3:18 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    BSD, perhaps mom should climb into one suitcase and we should use a mom-maniquin for the clothes. Think the DDD could carry it? Would it be a carry on? It would have a tix.

  37. B.Stover
    3:55 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    The University of Michigan cancelled classes today. The U of M never cancels classes….

  38. Herd of Hounds
    4:01 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Oh my dog, HRH B, why do they wait till we retire to do things they have never done? The year after mom retired from CA schools, they closed for wildfires. Never before in 60 years!

  39. C.hobbiti
    4:12 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Reminder to all those traveling north: I have an abundance of various hats, gloves and warm scarfs. Bring your favorites but if you need more, I got them. Also, each bathroom has soaps, lotions, shampoos, hairsprays and a hair dryer so you don’t need tp pack these in your suitcases. I have two laundry rooms in my house so pack lightly and feel free to do laundry. This will free up your suitcases for anything you want to buy.

    I am stocking the downstairs refrigerator with sodas and ice cream so the card sharks can keep their energy up.

  40. Herd of Hounds
    4:20 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    CHObbit, do not, REPEAT, do NOT say ICE CREAM to the DDD, he never met a quart he couldn’t consume!

  41. C.hobbiti
    4:37 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    HOH: ha, ha. I am stocking up on those single serve cartoons of ice cream in different favors because the are on sale so DDD can’t get in too much trouble

  42. Staff
    4:53 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Mr.Fireslippers and DDD will have to share icecream. Every night for Mr.F. I will let him know.

  43. dawson
    4:55 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Free ice cream at the Hobbit Hotel!

  44. C.hobbiti
    4:56 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Hmm, maybe I will switch to quarts of ice cream. Sounds like a winner. Fairbanks used to consume the most ice cream per capita than anywhere else. Arctic residents love their cold I guess.

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:02 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Sniff!…Me and my friend are going to miss all the fun times…snuffle!

  46. Masquers
    5:05 pm on February 2nd, 2015


  47. O'Howlers
    5:13 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Bear, Phil DID see his shadow. How? Has to be all the cameras and t.v. lights, because Pennsylvania never saw any sun today.
    It rained herbs and royals all day, and now it is so windy, it is scaring the crap out of Mom. The temperatures are plunging quickly. Imagine how much fun this will be on all our flooded roads, and our driveway.

    One of the chickens, Cleida Viola is sick sick sick. She has runny you-know-what, and is staying in the coop all day and hardly moving. What could be wrong???

  48. BearSpiritDog
    5:32 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    O’Howlers: Yeep! Hope it’s Not Catching. Call the V*E*T quick!

  49. BearSpiritDog
    5:33 pm on February 2nd, 2015


  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:33 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Cleida!…Viola, maybe she ate too many nachos during the Supper Bowl game last night…snort!…Do chickens get the flu?…ick!

  51. Herd of Hounds
    5:36 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Get antibiotics for the chickie!

  52. O'Howlers
    5:37 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    BSD, They did make an appointment for tomorrow afternoon. We are very worrit.

  53. BearSpiritDog
    5:44 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    O’Howlers: Sending Pawsitive Energy. Paws Crossed.

  54. Herd of Hounds
    5:54 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Get antibiotics! Quick.

  55. dawson
    6:12 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Oh no!
    Please feel better soon, Cleida Viola.

    I’m watching the Chicago weather with pictures of cars buried in snow. They are digging out.

  56. dawson
    6:17 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Oh no!
    Please feel better soon, Cleida Viola.

    I’m watching the Chicago weather with pictures of cars buried in snow. They are digging out. All youse in the East are getting bad weather. Stay safe.

  57. dawson
    6:17 pm on February 2nd, 2015


  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:20 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Unbelievable!…..5 minutes passed between that double Dawson…grunt!…You can’t tell me she doesn’t do it on purpose…sniff!

  59. dawson
    6:27 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    I have this special talent.

  60. Tupper and Gilly
    6:28 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    We think the snow has finally stopped. Mama and the Storyteller shoveled off the deck and the back patio. Otherwise, we would simply disappear in the drifts. Callie thinks this is heaven. Mama has another word for it.

    Hobbit – you truly are the hostess with the mostest. Your graciousness and courtesy should go down in history. No one could possibly have a better Iditarod experience than all the plunderers who stay with you and Sadie. Thank you.

    Howlers – prayers will go up for a certain beloved chicken tonight. Really.

  61. Masquers
    6:32 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Carpola. The sun peaked out of the clouds just long enough for that rascally Phil to glimpse his shadow.
    Did youse guys hear about the groundhog who bit a mayor’s ear? His handler will be retiring after today.

  62. O'Howlers
    6:48 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Masquers! What town was that?

  63. dawson
    7:00 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    O’Howlers: Punxsutawney Phil from Pensylvania.

  64. O'Howlers
    7:01 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Phil bit the mayor’s ear??? Finally! Can’t say we blame him. Heh!

  65. dawson
    7:06 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    O’Howlers: I was answering the wrong question. Here is the groundhog biter:

  66. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    7:11 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    I stayed at the Hobbit Hotel last year. Word had spread on the blog that my gluten free food got ruined on the first leg of my three-leg trip. The Hobbit Hotel shuttle driver had a tray of food in the car including sautéed steak tips for hungry me.

  67. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:11 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Sorry, we don’t have much to offer for Cleida Viola. It could be viral or parasites. I hope you get an answer tomorrow. Are all the other hens acting normal so far?

    BSD, The connection is not as close as Barb’s SIL. It is her sister’s DIL. Sister’s husband has two children from his 1st marriage, and this is his DIL. In other words, a nephew’s wife, but not a blood relative. Just in case you were wondering. They are very artisy and creative. They travel all over the world. Elizabeth does commercials, and Chris does photography.

  68. O'Howlers
    7:19 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    All the other girls are acting normal, Barb. We are hoping Cleida is looking better tomorrow, but if not, we have an appointment for the afternoon. Hopefully, the roads will be better by then.

  69. O'Howlers
    7:27 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    OUCH!!!! Thanks, Dawson. Them Wisconsin groundhogs need to come to PA to learn proper etiquette. Heh Heh!

    We keep forgetting to say how much we enjoy seeing Princess Sammy and Loulou every day on our calendar. But we do miss Bluecat.

  70. Thieves!
    7:37 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Sadie: Your lessons begin next week. We will have your thieving and getting away with it ways up to snuff in no time.

    Whoever thought we would be praying for a chicken to return to good health?

  71. Staff
    7:45 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Rest up Cleida Viola. We are sending out chicken foot pawrayers.

  72. Tupper and Gilly
    7:49 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Thieves – we have a feeling that the Creator will kind of get a chuckle over it too.

  73. Herd of Hounds
    8:06 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    T&G, yep, WE know she has a sense of humor!

  74. Thieves!
    8:12 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Royals: It was pointed out to us that praying may not be our strength—we know, we are just as surprised as you—when Wyatt asked us to stop praying for Beau’s team. Our prayers, it was explained, may have had a direct correlation to the team’s loss. Have we given thanks for the meals we are about to eat?—Yes. But, praying for a chicken to return to good health rather than giving thanks that we got the bigger piece is a new one for us. However, Howlers family is family and we do for family.

  75. Herd of Hounds
    8:20 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Pawrayers are for those we love.

  76. Tupper and Gilly
    8:30 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Thieves – yup, that is what is known as all pulling together.

  77. Tupper and Gilly
    8:32 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Mama just said something about going to lay in a bathtub full of bengay after her afternoon of shoveling.
    What – did she expect US to get our little Royal hinnies snowy?

    Sheesh – so hard to get good help these days….

  78. Masquers
    8:41 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    MPLM: What great service by the Hobbit Hotel!
    Never have we experienced greater hospitality than from the Hobbit and her canine helper Sadie Bear.

  79. Herd of Hounds
    8:45 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    All these new men; Ben Gay, Arthur Itis, Phillip S. Momagnesia, Bruce Itis. And all of them so demanding!

  80. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:59 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    HOH, Not getting the Phillip S. joke. What does that mean?

    Maybe it’s late and my brain is tired. Night all.

    Hope all – feathered and non- are feeling tip top tomorrow.

  81. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:09 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Sadie!….Oh I hope those Thieves do not get their paw-prints on that sweetie pie Sadie…snorkel!…She could never ever become a true thief. I bet she was hungry as hell cuz of her new diet and needed that bread before she fainted from low blood sugar….sniff!

  82. Herd of Hounds
    10:15 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Barb, Phillip’s Milk Of Magnesia. Bad joke.

  83. Herd of Hounds
    10:16 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Nighty night all.

  84. Tupper and Gilly
    10:40 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Rio – maybe Sadie was worried about vampires.
    It WAS garlic bread after all.

  85. Staff
    10:48 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Heh heh heh Tupper and Gilly. I am sure it was fear of vampires.

  86. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:53 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Excuses!…There could be all kinds of reasons and excuses to be caught red-pawed with a loaf of garlic bread in your jaws…heh!heh!…I like the Kat reason. The Kats knocked it off the counter and Sadie was only trying to save it from their ravenous ways…snort!

  87. Thieves!
    10:57 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Rio: What is wrong with our thieving ways? We bet Sadie will be a quick study if not at thieving, at least with getting CHobbit to forgive her. Our Lady says she thinks Sadie is still sore at her for not sharing her bacon.

  88. Tupper and Gilly
    11:11 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Bacon? Did somebody say BACON?

  89. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:24 pm on February 2nd, 2015

    Thieves!…Your ways are not Sadie’s ways…snort!….And I already bet she knows how to get CHobbit to forgive her immediately…heh!heh!…I doubt Sadie holds a grudge, but bacon can be trick business…heh!heh!

  90. C.hobbiti
    12:21 am on February 3rd, 2015

    Late lunch means a late supper. Just gave Sadie leftover bacon. I am a sucker. And Sadie is still fat.

  91. Christy
    8:43 am on February 4th, 2015

    Thank you everyone for the warm welcomes! Beretta says thank you too! I will admit I am new to the series..can they be read out of order by chance?

    We live in Michigan–and currently have a bunch of snow and Beretta loves it!!
    I watched the superbowl–but only for the commercials 🙂

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