Friend of the Month Reminder

“Last day of the month already?” says Spence. “How do you slow this thing down?”

“You’d have to invent the opposite of the Big Bang,” Admin says. “But the point is it’s the last day of eligibility for August’s Friend of the Month.”

“At the right of the screen you’ll see Sassy. Sassy’s Chet’s July Friend of the Month. Sassy’s human companion sent in a photo to the Friends of Chet gallery. The random number generator – “

“East German Army surplus, circa 1956 – “

” – does the rest. Winner stays over there for the month and the winner’s human companion gets a signed and paw-printed – “

“–  and a personalized very special hi there from Anthony Weiner.”

” – copy of the latest Chet and Bernie novel, in this case A Fistful of Collars.”

“This could be you! Just send in a photo!”

*All 100% true, except for the Anthony Weiner part.

Random # generator:



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101 Responses to “Friend of the Month Reminder”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:30 am on July 31st, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Wow,Wednesday…mmm? End of the month soooon? Maybe the HOH will get lucky this month as we saw our original HOH and our Lucy Lou on the right this month! Not really though. Mom says if it weren’t for bad luck, she wouldn’t have no luck!

    Yes,have a “Wow Wednesday”.

  2. Melanie
    8:40 am on July 31st, 2013

    Wow Wednesday begins with Zoë going to the dentist. She might be having and OWWW Wednesday. She’s not getting a crown. She says she is not royalty.

    Today for me? I am NOT leaving the “Property” (as my guys put it – Let’s walk the property – whenever they are up here).

    Watering the gardens, vacuuming the pool, working on a project. Sounds like a Wow Wednesday to me!

    BIG BANG – little whimper

  3. Basil and Sage
    8:44 am on July 31st, 2013

    What? It can’t be the end of the month already. We haven’t had time to complete our plans to tamper with….ummm, make that “improve” the RNG so that it picks a KAT this time.

  4. Melanie
    8:45 am on July 31st, 2013

    HOH, are the Peck of Parrots on FOC? Just think how upset the Herbs would be if a BIRD got picked!

  5. Herd of Hounds
    8:56 am on July 31st, 2013

    Newf pack, relax. Chet doesn’t like birds, especially after Cap’n Crunch, so the peck is waiting for a time with distractions to enter.

    BTW, speaking of distractions, mom has covered our dining room in 40 year old mountaineering and x-c ski gear looking for just the right “fashion statements” for AK in March.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    8:59 am on July 31st, 2013

    Oh, and our Wow Wednesday also has marketation because it is old fart discount day.

  7. dawson
    9:00 am on July 31st, 2013

    Oh, snap!
    You had to put Anthony Weiner in there? Now I don’t even want to win. Oh…that part isn’t true? Okay, I’m in!

    There is at least one very colorful parrot in FOC but not HOH’s.

    Puss & Boots: There are no mosquitoes in Alaska in the winter.

  8. B. Stover
    9:15 am on July 31st, 2013

    Admin is in fine form today!

    Good morning all.

  9. Barb & Maggie
    9:54 am on July 31st, 2013

    We were LOL when we read the Weiner part! Too funny.
    Kathy Lee Gifford said the other day that she used to date a man with the same name, but he pronounced it “Wine-er”. Maybe this dufus should try that. Oh, too late?

    Hard to believe it the end of July already. We want the summer to stay around for a bit longer. Had a Mortgage Lifter tomato yesterday. Delish. Cherokee Purple and Paul Robeson are still our top picks.

  10. Princess Sam
    10:04 am on July 31st, 2013

    His name should be pronounced Wine-er. In German, ie is pronounced long e and ei is pronounced long i. Very simple.

  11. Barb & Maggie
    10:10 am on July 31st, 2013

    Thank you Sammy. That is what we were trying to say, but you said it much better.

  12. Melanie
    10:20 am on July 31st, 2013

    Sometimes I think I make my comments a bit too obscure.
    “Not with bang but with a whimper”?

    Oh well . . The dentist people want to cap some of Zoë’s teeth. They will then last for years. She says what’s the point of that? They have already lasted 80 years. She is thinking of having teeth pulled.

  13. Herd of Hounds
    10:47 am on July 31st, 2013

    Melanie: The HOH always chuffles at your comments, even if they don”t respond.

  14. dawson
    10:54 am on July 31st, 2013

    HOH: I think you two will be voted “best vintage dressed” in Alaska.

    I have size 6.5 and 7 warm winter boots if anyone has the need. I have oodles of wool scarves, mittens and gloves, hats, if they are needed. I have several winter coats but they are small or medium sizes.

    I’m asking myself, after so many years up North, why I would take a vacation in Alaska when I could be on the Mediterranean instead?

  15. Kat
    11:01 am on July 31st, 2013

    Dawson: YES,

  16. BearSpiritDog
    11:02 am on July 31st, 2013

    Good Morning Plunderers.
    If this was Sunday it would be Time for Brunch.

  17. Melanie
    11:08 am on July 31st, 2013

    BearSpiritDog, According to the Pack, there is Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dunch, Linner, Tea, Dinner and Dessert.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    11:10 am on July 31st, 2013

    And NOW, please.

  19. BearSpiritDog
    11:18 am on July 31st, 2013

    Melanie: Lol. Hadn’t heard of Dunch & Linner, but it makes perfect sense. The rest are givens. The Pack and I Agree about the Importance of Chow & Naps. In fact it is Time for one now.

  20. Siber-H
    11:18 am on July 31st, 2013

    Thank Dog Admin. was just joking about the special “Hi” from Anthony Weiner. I am sure the “Hi” would have included a photo.

    Melanie, I always enjoy reading your posts. You are a good storyteller.

    Good Morning All

  21. Staff
    11:28 am on July 31st, 2013

    According to the North Dakota lore that I have learned since living here lunch is not at noon. It is at snack time. This is how the day goes. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, lunch, supper, lunch.
    I was used to having dinner at 6 pm and lunch at noon. (We never had supper) When someone would say they would visit after dinner I learned to check and make sure what time they meant. It is always afternoon, not evening.

  22. Masquers
    11:35 am on July 31st, 2013

    Dawson: The passport is wonderful! Cannot wait to begin using it. In answer to your question, you can send the padfolio after the 6th, as I will be out of town again. This time for a 4 day getaway.

  23. BearSpiritDog
    12:09 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Staff: When Nana was growing up in the Midwest it was Breakfast, Dinner and Supper…no snacks except for the after-school snack and the late night dish of Ice Cream. These days it is Breakfast or Brunch, then Lunch at noon, followed by Supper or Dinner…Supper being lighter fare than a full course Dinner. Brunch on Saturday or Sunday eaten between 11 & 1 pm.
    So dinner at noon is still in vogue in some parts?

  24. O'Howlers
    12:36 pm on July 31st, 2013

    All of youse are forgetting about 2nd Breakfast.

  25. Melanie
    12:45 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Hungry group today.

    I had great hopes for reliving my youth by having a cream cheese and olive sandwich for lunch or dinner or whatever.

    Should have used green olives not black. Wll have to try again after going to the grocery store. Dog knows when I’ll get back down the hills. That sandwich is on hold.

  26. Barb & Maggie
    12:49 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Dinner at noon is more a country term. When Barb lived out in the country all the folks out there said Breakfast, Dinner and Supper. For farmers, they have a bigger meal at noon when they need the energy, then supper might be leftovers from noon, cold chicken, or soup and sandwiches.

  27. O'Howlers
    12:54 pm on July 31st, 2013

    When Mom was a kid, dinner was at noon. Supper consisted of sandwiches in the evening.
    Now she eats whatever meal she wants to name it, all day long. So do we.

    She is happy now because she can eat salad again. Sh got her crown, but it turns out it is not the permanent one.

  28. BearSpiritDog
    1:14 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Dentist! In Someone’s near future.

  29. Barb & Maggie
    1:16 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Easy way to think about it – dinner is usually the larger meal, supper is lighter fare. We here have Breakfast, lunch, dinner.

  30. Herd of Hounds
    1:33 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Alright, already with the meal discussion. Ya’ll are making mom and us hungry and if she gains any weight before March, her vintage wardrobe won’t fir!

  31. Basil and Sage
    2:01 pm on July 31st, 2013
  32. T.C.
    2:12 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Herbs, I would never try to keep those Howlers in. They are in here with me more than I prefer as it is.

  33. Masquers
    2:19 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Herbs: Evil kat? We all know kats aren’t evil…only superior to dawgs.

  34. c.hobbit
    2:20 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Toes of you coming to Alaska: no dieting in the new year. Being “fluffy” provides insulation from the cold

    Had laser surgery on vein in leg yesterday morning. All the prior verbal and written instructions said I could immediately resume normal activities. However, when I mentioned driving to Anchorage, I guess that is not considered normal. I had to stop every hour and walk 15 minutes and do leg exercises while driving = long trip made much longer.

    Vet is trying Sadie on daily anti-depressants for her travel anxiety. So far it is working the same as the other two attempts at sedatives which means not well.

  35. BearSpiritDog
    2:35 pm on July 31st, 2013

    C.Hobbit: I can relate…nothing ever Calmed me down either, but I did love traveling short distances in the car as it always ended in a long walk.Have you tried the Thunder Jacket?

  36. BearSpiritDog
    2:54 pm on July 31st, 2013

    HerbKats: That’s all well and good, but have you ever seen a kat read?

  37. c.hobbit
    3:43 pm on July 31st, 2013

    BSD: yes I have tried the thunder shirt and it actually made things worse. I took it off after five hours and Sadie actually laid down for a short time. It was either from exhaustion or relief

  38. c.hobbit
    3:45 pm on July 31st, 2013

    So remember…our motto in the new year while everyone else is dieting is “Fluffy is Good”

  39. Melanie
    3:55 pm on July 31st, 2013

    C.Hobbit. Anti-depressants? Why not ask the doc about anti-anxiety med for her? Dogs can take Lorazapan. Many in our family suffer from panic attacks, and this is a big help.

    Fluffy is good. Sounds great to me and I’m not going.

  40. Barb & Maggie
    4:09 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Melanie, This question is directed more towards you. Gus has allergies and has a cronic problem with a scaly, itchy rash on his chest. He goes on meds and it gets better. We have suggested he go on a salmon based feed. He eats a superpremium kibble and a little canned food. Sam’s breeder suggested she get some Dinovite to add to his food. What do you suggest?

    C Hobbit, Barb says when she gets to fluffy, she will be happy.

  41. Meashka
    4:14 pm on July 31st, 2013

    fluffy is good fluffy is good fluffy is good fluffy is good fluffy is good fluffy is good fluffy is good fluffy is good fluffy is good fluffy is good fluffy is good fluffy is good

  42. Mollypop's Mom
    4:14 pm on July 31st, 2013

    I have the passport!

    When Dawson asked about my address, I gave her Sam’s, which is where I have had most everything sent since I moved here. I live in a USPS No Mail Delivery Zone. Neither rain, sleet, yadda, yadda, phooey. They did give me a tiny free P.O. box that I don’t use much. When the passport arrived, Sam’s Dad saw it addressed to me so he put with my other mail on a closet shelf. Then my car broke down and was taken away on a flatbed to my car dealer in Amherst.

    Soooo, yesterday they called to tell me my car was ready and I asked them to please come pick me up. Bingo – then I was in Amherst along with my car and the passport.

    It is a thing of beauty and a joy forever!

  43. Barb & Maggie
    4:36 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Dawson, Mine did not come. You asked me to let you know if I did not get it today.

  44. Melanie
    4:36 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Barb, I have not heard anything about Dinovite. About Gus’s food . . Is he on a grain free kibble? Our dogs’ kibble is completely grain free.

  45. Basil and Sage
    5:00 pm on July 31st, 2013

    CHobbit – we won’t sing it to you, but have you tried Rescue Remedy?

  46. Barb & Maggie
    5:08 pm on July 31st, 2013

    He is not on a grain free kibble. No corn, but I think it contains rice and or barley.

  47. Herd of Hounds
    5:28 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Herd, peck and sushi all fed and meded for those who need. Cool here toady, 76, so mom is actually cooking in the house! That is unusual for July. The HOH have brown rice in their food.

  48. Herd of Hounds
    5:30 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Toady??? Today, dammed dyslexic paws.

  49. Melanie
    6:02 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Barb, check this out. Also barley isn’t one of the top seven allergins, but it is up there.

  50. Macy's mom
    6:54 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Hobbit, you do NOT want to get deep vein thrombosis, so listen to the doc. I found out yesterday that DVT is what killed my grandmother after her hysterectomy. Scary stuff.

    HOH, sushi, lol, I heard that they are tasty~

    Field trip anyone?

  51. Macy's mom
    6:57 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Oh, and when we took our previous dogs to Disney World (yes, really) we gave them Dramamine and they sat in their kennels looking goofy the whole way. We could not stop laughing at them.

  52. Herd of Hounds
    7:17 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Macy’s Mom: Call the finny guys that because Lucy and Darah go bobbing for goldfish. When Lucy catches one, she politely gets up on the couch and…sushi!

  53. Herd of Hounds
    7:52 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Rio? Where’s Rio?

  54. Melanie
    8:18 pm on July 31st, 2013

    MollyPop’s Mom! Please check SDD!

    Must be a long day’s work for Riö’s friend.

    Golinka says she won’t be back today. The Herbs duct taped her to her workroom chair. She tried to walk through the door with a chair taped to her to get The Storyteller to help her. The Royals herded her back and then duct taped her feet to the floor.

    All is not lost. She is at least fashionable.
    They used her pink leopard striped duct tape.

  55. Mollypop's Mom
    8:37 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Melanie – checked and responded.

  56. Mollypop's Mom
    8:39 pm on July 31st, 2013


  57. Melanie
    8:53 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Thank you MollyPop’s Mom.

    Headed upstairs. Got a great deal done today.

    Just call her Momager, Momager, Momager
    Faster than Lightning
    Though that’s not fast
    Enough for YSAS!

  58. dawson
    9:05 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Something’s fishy around here.

    Barb & Maggie: Message received and rescue remedy is on the way.

    I think the only ones (besides B&M) that have not received their passports are the Alaska contingent.

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:12 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Momanager!….You git that boy some work, you hear!…snort!snort!….Now that his chompers are all healed up and he can still talk, he needs a meaty part on Elementary or Under The Dome or Justified or Damages…heh!heh!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:14 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Late!…My friend did indeed come home late again…sniff!…then she had to leave and bring back supper because someone else doesn’t seem to know how to drive on weekdays…grump!…Anyways, we are finally down watching the Rockies get beat to a pulp by the Braves…grumble!

  61. Masquers
    9:14 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Riö is preparing for his debut as FOTM tomorrow…unless it will be Sammie…or a kat.

  62. Masquers
    9:15 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Riö! There you are.

  63. Herd of Hounds
    9:19 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Rio and Masquers, boy is everyone running late. We were worried. Sorry Rio’s Rockies aren’t doing well.

  64. Princess Sam
    9:21 pm on July 31st, 2013

    I haven’t mentioned a word about it today. Otherwise mommy would whisk me off to get WonderFluffed. All for nothing.

  65. Herd of Hounds
    9:32 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Sammie,Rio,Oh and all: Cross your paws and hope, but we know it will be we, we, we. Time to turn around, lay down and say, nighty night.

  66. c.hobbit
    9:49 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Dawson: I did receive my passport just before I left. I think Rebecca gets home from her travels today and it should be at the post office for her. It is so lovely and precious to me. It made me find my official passport only to discover that it had expired in April. Oops. No stamps in it–something I have to correct in retirement.

    Anchorage weather report: the last 14 days have been over 70 degrees which is a record for consecutive days–and it is to be that hot the next couple of days. The previous record of 13 days was hit in 1936, 1953 and 2004. So far this summer there have been 38 days over 70 which is almost a record. To put it in perspective: last summer there were only 4 days.

  67. c.hobbit
    9:52 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Thanks for all the dog anxiety suggestions. I will be trying them. Something has got to work. My car sound system failed last month and is on order so listening to a panting dog for hours is not good for my sanity. I can’t have an iPod for music because of my ears (also I think it is illegal in the state for delivers to wear earbuds

  68. Masquers
    9:58 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Ah, the soft pitter-patter of rain…nice!

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:08 pm on July 31st, 2013

    CHobbit!…Can you please convince my friend that Beau and I would like to become very fluffy?…heh!heh!…In fact we all are right now, because Beau’s back paw is still sore, and now my friend’s left paw is giving her trouble. So none of us have been walking at all…chuffle!…I’m loving it..snort!

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Maskers!…We sat on the patio and listened to the soft pitter-patter of rain for about 5 minutes earlier…sniff!…After some loud BOOM-BOOMERS that is all the rain we got…grunt!

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:11 pm on July 31st, 2013


  72. Melanie
    10:12 pm on July 31st, 2013

    I have the fans turned on so as to drown out Zoë’s sneezing. Weed pollen sky high today, and she was weed whacking.

    I am exhausted so TTFN

    Hope Bella comes home safe.
    G’Day to Liz

  73. Masquers
    10:13 pm on July 31st, 2013

    CHobbit: I found a special spray that is practically guaranteed to sell your home. Will send it Priority Mail.

  74. Barb & Maggie
    10:15 pm on July 31st, 2013

    We had an unexpected rain storm here with some boomers. Seems to be over now.

    Off to bed. Nighty noodles.

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:16 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Maskers!…Do tell! What is this special spray…heh!heh!

  76. Masquers
    10:17 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Melanie: Tell Zoë to wear a mask when weed whacking. We can relate.

  77. Masquers
    10:20 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Riö: Found it on the internet. It is guaranteed to work or your money back (maybe) Should I send some your way?

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:22 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Money-Back!….Sounds too good to be true…snort!…Do you think it would work on Beau?….sniff!

  79. Masquers
    10:26 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Riö: No!

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:29 pm on July 31st, 2013

    FOM!….So what happens if the Random Broken-down Piece-of-Crap Generator picks this photo tomorrow?…snort!….**It was up top so it got me pondering!…sniff!…Plus, it is always good to see Wookie in his Rockies baseball cap…chuffle!

  81. c.hobbit
    10:34 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Rio: fluffiness = training for visiting Alaska. Premium food should be on your agenda for sure.

    Masques: I await the special spray. As of tomorrow price has been reduced $30,000 from original price, I am offering to pay $5,000 in buyer’s closing costs and there is a 30-day $1,000 bonus to any buyer’s agent who brings in an acceptable offer. I am sure this and your spray will close the deal!

  82. Masquers
    10:35 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Riö: There could be no better choice for FOTM. sniff.

  83. Tenzing
    10:39 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Home! My lady arrived home late last night and got up first thing this morning an left for work. She still isn’t home. I hope I don’t forget what she looks like.

  84. Masquers
    10:42 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Also…that is a really kool photo of OFA. Done deal!

  85. Masquers
    10:43 pm on July 31st, 2013


  86. c.hobbit
    10:44 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Where is our Rose/Wose? MIA. A day without Rosé is a day without like a day without sunshine. Something is missing

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:48 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Work!…This Work thing is something I think Rebecca and my friend spend way too much time doing…grunt!…How do I get them to Stop It is the question…snort!

  88. Masquers
    10:49 pm on July 31st, 2013

    CHobbit: How right you are! We are missing our BFF Rose.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Rose!…Rose told me she is lurking in lurker-mode right now….sniff!…She is fine, just feels a little like lurking. I bet she is eating lurker-pretzels while she is doing said lurking…heh!heh!

  90. Masquers
    10:55 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Lurkering. Linda makes sure we are well supplied.

  91. Masquers
    11:00 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Gah. Lurking.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:01 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Stover!…I never get to talk to her anymore…sniffle!…I wonder if she has caught up on the show ‘The Killing’ and is sob!sob!sobbing…wheeze!…We are starting the latest episode right now. There is no way we will get through it all tonight, someone says she is tired and has a lot to do tomorrow…grunt!…Life is not very good right now…grump!

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Lurkering!…heh!heh!…I like the sound of it!…snort!

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Mr.Tenzin!…Please take a message. Tell Rebecca if she ever gets home tonight to check her SDD(s). I have no idea how you will do this since you do not talk…sniff!…I would be mighty grateful if you found a way though…snort!

  95. Masquers
    11:13 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Time to hit the hay!
    ‘night all & ‘morning Liz.

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:16 pm on July 31st, 2013


  97. c.hobbit
    11:54 pm on July 31st, 2013

    Rio: I thought it was Beau’s back paw giving him problems. Why isn’t he typing with his front paws? I miss the little bugger

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:02 am on August 1st, 2013

    Beau!…CHobbit, it is his back paw, or actually his sprained knee, that is giving him trouble…grunt!…He is not inclined to sit and type as much as I do as this is a very new activity for him…sniff!…He has taken over all guard duties seeing as he is the youngest pug around here…heh!… I will try and get him to post now and then when he is not Watching or studying the Lords Word…gruffle!

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:15 am on August 1st, 2013

    Stover!…Well, we did stay up for all of the latest episode of the killing….ugh!…Not ‘ugh’ that it was bad, but UGH that it was very good but hard to watch, for her sake alone…grunt!

  100. O'Howlers
    12:48 am on August 1st, 2013

    Mom is keeping us awake again tonight. She has to work tonight, after getting called last night at 2:00 am and working until 4:30 am. She is scheduled to work again tomorrow night. This is all in addition to her regularly-scheduled 8-hour daytime work. Yet, she had to take vacation day for her emergency dental work. Go figure.

  101. Tenzing
    3:00 am on August 1st, 2013

    Rio: Mission accomplished. And, never to worry. My Lady and I have a way of communicating. She is fairly fluent in dogease and I understand most of what she says if there is a treat involved.

    Nighty noodles.

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