Friend of the Month Reminder

“Thirty days hath June,” says Admin.

“Hath?” says Spence.

“So it’s time to remind everyone that today’s the last day of eligibility for July’s Friend of the Month contest. All you have to do is upload a photo to the Friends of Chet gallery. The random # generator does the rest! If you’re already in the gallery you’re eligible till the end of time.”

“What about after that?”

“Prize is a signed copy of The Dog Who Knew Too Much and the winning Friend of the Month is displayed for the entire month in the special place over on the right where Babe is now!”

Happy Birthday to Wookie’s Dad. Or is it Wookie? 

Welcome Yuji the wonder dog. Thumper – please retry.

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126 Responses to “Friend of the Month Reminder”

  1. Rose
    8:00 am on June 30th, 2012

    Good Morning All!

    Sounds like Rebecca took Florence by storm! Of, course I had no doubt that she would! I guess everyone is still asleep after all the partying. Wake up youse guys, I want news reports and pictures!

    BTW, Kat is growing up into a very lovely young girl!

  2. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:37 am on June 30th, 2012

    Good morning, Rose! Based on Mom’s visit to Atlanta, I’m thinking all those guys stayed up until the wee hours of the morning, and are now catching up on their beauty sleep. Especially Rebecca! Not that she needs beauty sleep — Mom says she’s quite beautiful already — but she hasn’t had much sleep the last few days!

  3. Jasper the Poodle
    8:59 am on June 30th, 2012

    Greetings Plunderers from the middle of the sweltering mitten. Belle Star up top.

    We are hunkered down here in our cool apartment, sipping ice water and staying out of the heat and humidity. Every now and then I’ll stick my nose through the blinds and jerk away so I don’t get sunburned.

    Stay cool.

  4. Basil and Sage
    9:10 am on June 30th, 2012

    WE WANT OUR BREAKFAST! It’s amazing how much noise two little(?) kittens can create when breakfast is overdue. But we were actually just doing Mama a favor by stomping and pasting and kneading and merrrr- OWing. After all- they have to get up and go have breakfast with the gang.

  5. Melanie
    9:18 am on June 30th, 2012

    Hi You’all! Back at a computer! Still haven’t uploaded the camera onto the computer downstairs. So Pics will be awhile.

    It was wonderful, I tell you, wonderful to meet all those people I’ve never seen before. Bella said she was trying to explain to a person on the plane she was meeting friends she never met before. The person wanted to know if that was safe. snicker!

    Rebecca talked over 90 minutes. Not a word was heard except for her and her stories. And dog, does she have stories! Every one gave her clapped and no one through anything. One man stood up and clapped! He had grown up racing a team. He had lived down the street from ADMIRAL PERRY’S widow and she let his family had a team. His mom took on the the dogs to Westminster in the 1940s and won best of breed. He had a picture of his sled that he still has in his garage. Totally cool. Another guy’s son is leading an group for 43 days in the mountain ranges of Alaska this summer.

    She was great. Hardships, tears, her puppies, her rescues, all of them talked about.

    That’s all I can think right now to write. I didn’t get much sleep but I had a great time. OleyHowlers and MollyPop’s moms are thinking of detouring out of the way a bit and visiting Zoe, Dan and the Pack before they leave!

  6. Rose
    9:34 am on June 30th, 2012

    Good morning you Kirby!
    Jasper stay cool!
    Basil and Sage…The horror no breakfast! How could mama?

    Melanie, pictures, we want pictures!!!!!

  7. B.Stover
    9:40 am on June 30th, 2012

    Thank you for the report Melanie. It sounds like a good time was had by all.

    This is the last day for beautiful Babe as Friend of the Month. Who will be picked next….

    I am also staying in the AC today.

    Good morning all.

  8. BearSpiritDog
    9:42 am on June 30th, 2012

    Good Morning Rose, Kirby, Jasper, HerbKats, B
    and of course, Melanie and All
    Do tell us more!

  9. B.Stover
    9:48 am on June 30th, 2012

    Staff–Full count: two strikes, three balls…..correct?

  10. BearSpiritDog
    9:50 am on June 30th, 2012

    Terry: Yuji the Wonder Dog up at FOC. Vying for the place of honor hey?

    B: No pie baking again today?

    While youse guys are having a lovely Saturday brunch, we here are off to the kitchen see what we can find for morning munchies.

  11. Macy the Min-pin
    9:58 am on June 30th, 2012

    Very good, B! You are absorbing useful information that you don’t even want, lol.

    Melanie, I think you may need a little more sleep, snicker.

    I don’t think that it is possible to get too much info from The Big Night. We want it all!

    I just noticed that I snickered. Huh. Min-pins don’t usually snicker.

    Holly and Biddy will be here in a bit. They opted not to go to the lake for the fireworks, so I will be wiped out tomorrow. Biddy…that girl has enough energy for a whole pack, and those long legs….I can’t believe I gave birth to that little pony.

  12. Staff
    10:14 am on June 30th, 2012

    B!
    I am so proud of you. Did you have to look it up on wikipedia? Heh.
    It was in the 70’s last night and getting warmer sooner this a.m. At least it is not that furnace called Colorado.

    Mom has had her bath and she and Dad had scrambled eggs with onions, yellow peppers, chives and cheese on top. And toast. And slices of a fresh peach. Now we are all full and quiet.

    We are waiting for pictures. Oley Howlers please put up some more. (I know they are still out at ‘Brunch’ gol darn it all!

  13. Macy the Min-pin
    10:22 am on June 30th, 2012

    Did anyone notice that Kat is posting as OleyHowler, singular? Silly girl!

  14. B.Stover
    10:36 am on June 30th, 2012

    Staff and Macy: I was the official score keeper for my brother’s little league team (in another lifetime) and so know more about baseball than I really want to.

    Bear: I’m in AC but it’s really too hot to turn the oven on for pies today.

    I’m glad that Kat was the Howler who made the trip. She looks beautiful and confident. And, yes, more pictures would be nice.

  15. Masquers
    10:49 am on June 30th, 2012

    Did not pick up on the singular, Min-Pin. Good catch.
    Kat meeting the Newfs? Now this will be one encounter we are looking forward to hearing about from Kat herself.
    Quickly checking the weather was rather surprised to see a major storm had swiped across portions of the midwest…Indiana, Ohio.
    Driving conditions for our friends on the East Coast looking favorable.
    WeatherKat over and out.

  16. Melanie
    10:55 am on June 30th, 2012

    They are at brunch. Royals’ Mum will be taking Bella to Airport starting in a few minutes.

    Whew, Macy, I did take another nap. It was great. When I came downstairs I discover that Patsy and Rosalyn had baked a cake for Wookie! Then the younger’s decorated it. Ellie got to lick the pans. I believe it started out as a 3 layer cake, but something happened. Mac and Franklin will be blurring it over . . . Hold on.

  17. Melanie
    11:01 am on June 30th, 2012

    When OleyHowlers came in to Stinky Mama’s home, she brought a cake! FOR DOGS!

  18. Melanie
    11:03 am on June 30th, 2012

    Bella talking. Didn’t take a lot of photos here. She was either sitting down or standing up and talking. And talking, and talking, she is a good talker!

  19. Melanie
    11:04 am on June 30th, 2012

    The Storyteller gave Bella a necklace. It is COOL. And it is so HER! You’ll have to ask her about it. But here is the thank you!

  20. Melanie
    11:05 am on June 30th, 2012

    Sugarfritz

  21. Macy the Min-pin
    11:06 am on June 30th, 2012

    Colorado…sigh…

  22. Melanie
    11:07 am on June 30th, 2012

    And finally KAT! She did a good job of making sure the floor did not start rising!

  23. Melanie
    11:09 am on June 30th, 2012

    That’s funny Macy. It is also how the Newfs are feeling. Not yet, but it is going to get up into the 90’s. Pool Party!

    I also took pictures for MollyPop’s Mom on her camera. I can’t remember what pictures I took with those. Things are a blur . . snicker.

    Any one win the lottery yet? We have GOT to get all together.

  24. Macy the Min-pin
    11:09 am on June 30th, 2012

    Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WOOKS!!!!

  25. Staff
    11:18 am on June 30th, 2012

    Wookie
    Happy Birthday. So glad to know you. Alice and AbbietheKitty are still without any computer so I will send along their birthday wishes also. (Mr.Staff won’t let them on his little netbook) He says they will shed on it. Sniff. What a weenie.

    But he gives good laps.

  26. B.Stover
    11:30 am on June 30th, 2012

    Happy birthday Wookie. (I like the cake.)

  27. Siber-H
    11:38 am on June 30th, 2012

    HAPPY BIRTHDAT WOOKIE!!!

    Thanks for the report and photos, Melanie, and another fantastic cake.
    Kat is a cutie! Do not read anything into this Natasha.

    Rebecca may have found another calling…Goodwill Ambassador for the Iditarod (as long as she is raising money for the Snowhook doggies at the same time).

  28. Rose
    11:42 am on June 30th, 2012

    Wookie, Happy Birthday and many happy returns of the day!

    Rebecca looks like a natural on stage! And she is quite a beautiful young woman!

    I love the picture of Rebecca thanking the Storyteller! Rebecca do tell about the necklace….

    Macy, loved the melting pug picture. Would love to see some pictures of your kids!!

    Also love the picture of Wookie and Rio, who looks very dapper in his patriotic bow-tie!!! Speaking of which, where are youse guys?

  29. Masquers
    11:44 am on June 30th, 2012

    Happy B-Day to the Wookster.
    (Hey! There you are Riö)
    Great photos Melanie.

  30. Gus & BooBear
    11:48 am on June 30th, 2012

    Happy birthday, Wookie! Hope you don’t have to do too much quilt supervising today and get to relax and enjoy the day!

    Guys, details…we want more details! Was there a pretty good turn out? Did any Snowhook Stuff and Amalia art get sold? Donations???

    Inquiring minds want to know!!

    G&BB

  31. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:23 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Good morning, all, and happy birthday to our handsome Wookster.

    Last night was a magical event, from all appearances. The first of many, I hope!
    Too bad we don’t know any billionaires who are hoping to offload a few million dollars to a good cause. We Plunderers could make good use of that money!

    Staff, have you heard any results from your tests yet? Mom and I are concerned.

    Bella’s radio show is not listed yet, but I keep checking anyway.

  32. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:27 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Sugarfritz?!

    I love it!

  33. Staff
    1:39 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Hey Wolfie,

    Two things with my new kidney. It is showing signs of too much anti-rejection drugs so they lowered my dose. Also it has beginning signs of diabetes so I am adding another poke to my week. But only one. I am now supposed to do a poke 2 hours after a meal, any meal, during the week. (So far I have forgotten this poke, but maybe I will remember today.)

    I guess I don’t know if I should worry a lot or not so I have decided to not worry. Worry can’t be good. So you can stop worrying also. I have been a lot better about sneaking sweet snacks since I learned about the diabetes thingy. But, no worries.

  34. Snowhook Bella
    1:46 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Happy birthday to Wookie! May the quilts be soft, the tummies just right and the Bow tie colorful.

    I am at the airport after saying good-byes I wasn’t eager to say. If I thought saying farewell to KTPs mom was difficult, it increased with the number of Plunderers. I can express enough how much it meant to me that MollyPop’s mom and the Howlers’ mom made the journey. I am humbled and grateful for the support and efforts made on my behalf by the FourHawks household. The opportunity to meet the Plunderers and the extended Plunderering family was an honor and very special. I will remember it always. Thank you.

    Leonard, the Storyteller not the dog honored me with some very special gifts. Each has joined the ranks among my few prized possessions. Among the special gifts is a necklace and earrings that symbolize the sprint of the turtle, one who shoulders everything and carries the stress and challenges on their back. Did he know I had back problems? No. Did he know I had a turtle when I was younger and collected turtles as a youth? No. The necklace is stunning, the message and spirit by which it was given is beyond measure.

  35. BearSpiritDog
    2:20 pm on June 30th, 2012

    SnowBella: We Are All Oh, So Proud Of You!

  36. Macy the Min-pin
    2:23 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Leonard-the-storyteller-not-the-dog is quite a guy. We would have loved to be there as well..Of course, no one could hear a thing we were saying, because everyone would be talking at once.

  37. Macy the Min-pin
    2:28 pm on June 30th, 2012
  38. Macy the Min-pin
    2:30 pm on June 30th, 2012

    The entire link did not copy. It is growing potatoes with the roots behind a door. I like it!

  39. BearSpiritDog
    2:31 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Staff: Nana says to keep a close eye on any signs of hyperglycemia. Little dainty bites of the sweets. Lots of fruits and veggies from the garden.
    B says it’s too hot to bake today so no pie to tempt the weak of will among us (that would be me)

    Where’s Rio? Celebrating with Wookie, no doubt.

  40. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    2:35 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Hey everyone. Thank you all for the birthday greetings. And what a birthday it has turned out to be. For those who haven’t heard, a monumental storm hit thr mid eastern region of the US last night, from Indiana to Maryland. In the DC metro area alone, 1.5 million residents are without power, us guys included. Ever reliable PEPCO thinks it could take a week or longer to fully restore power. But thanks to super mom, we are cool as a cucumber at a LaQuinta Inn near Baltimore, where we are booked in for the next four days. She got the reservation this morning at 6:00 am, with assist from the IPaw and cellphone. Very nice place, with great air conditioning (it peaked out at 104 yesterday in DC with today expected to be a much cooler 102), pet friendly and they even have a swimming pool, although I am not allowed in. We lost a major portion of our giant maple tree in the back yard, took out part of our neighbor’s fence, but fortunately no structural damage to any buildings.
    Sounds like last night was a great success for all involved. Just terrific! And Kat looked great too.
    Wookie

  41. BearSpiritDog
    2:36 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Macy: Too bad about the link. The photo looks interesting. Varmit proof too.

  42. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    2:36 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Rio…….

    Where are you?

  43. Masquers
    2:43 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Wookie: Thanks for reporting in to let us’ns know you and yours are okay. Sorry about your maple tree…hope it can be saved.
    Enjoy your birthday weekend in the cool air conditioning.
    Yes, Riö. You aren’t with Wookie so where art thou?
    Hi Wolfie.

  44. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    2:44 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Wookie, I am glad that you are safe and sound! I have been reading about the storm and the hot weather. What a mess.

  45. Gus & BooBear
    3:02 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Whoa! What a birthday, Wookie!! Thank dog that your mom was on point and able to get you someplace cool to celebrate.

    Still hoping for more news about last night’s event.

    G&BB

  46. Macy the Min-pin
    3:15 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Has anyone ever had a sugar scrub bath. I just did, but mom made up the recipe and I think she may have used too much olive oil and not enough sugar. The Others think I am a salad.

  47. Macy the Min-pin
    3:17 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Wookie, my mom is so cheap that she would have just told me that we were going to the hotel for my birthday.

  48. Siber-H
    3:35 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Glad you are safe Wookie and have air conditioning. I thought about you this morning when I was watching the news.

    Macy, uh, Don’t go to any dog parks anytime soon.

  49. Macy the Min-pin
    3:38 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Ok, I have now been washed AGAIN, this time with puppy shampoo (that’s all she had). I am not nearly as slick, but much of my precious hair was left behind in the tub.

  50. Siber-H
    3:41 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Macy, It is hot in Texas just like it is hot here. You and I don’t need any extra hair.

  51. Rose
    3:49 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Wookie: Glad you are safe, sound, and cool!

    Rebecca: I’m such a sentimental fool, I teared up at your post.
    I second the wise and wonderful Bear…You have made us Plunderers SO proud!!!!!!

    Rio, my pal, where are you?????????????

    SiberH: I hope you are in air-conditioning.

  52. Melanie
    4:12 pm on June 30th, 2012

    The OleyHowler and MollyPop’s Mom left about a 90 minutes ago. I then took a nap. .

    I also talked to OTAS whose birthday it is today. Riö, those talking ecards you found a wonderful! I started 3 days ago with a frazzled Kat getting catnapped by a Pack of Newfounland Dogs! Then they kept trying to get a message through to the Kat who just thought they were insane. THEN today they were Hoppy around and Burbing for the whole Day and the Kat Got IT!.

    She told OTAS Hoppy Burb Day! Which is appropriate since he received at home brewing kit. Snicker . .

    Patsy liked Kat. Eleanor liked Kat, but liked OleyHowler’s cookies more.

    I think one more night of sleep and I’ll be okay. Of course, those other Plunderers are surviving on 2, 4 or 6 hours a sleep for the past two nights!

  53. Melanie
    4:14 pm on June 30th, 2012

    HEY! I’ve got TYB at the top left!

    Hi Rose! Sorry you couldn’t make it.

    Dan is settling in. Still wants to do more than he’s capable of doing. Finding our way once again. Nice thing? On this new med he is nice again.

  54. Masquers
    4:19 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Melanie: I am sure Kat will have some tales to tell upon returning home. The other Howlers will be soooo jealous.
    BTW: Very proud of you for staying vertical yesterday into the wee small hours.

  55. B.Stover
    4:28 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Macy is making me laugh.

  56. Barb & Maggie
    4:34 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Good afternoon everyone. Sounds like last night was wonderful, and we love all the pictures. Will go back and read last night’s posts.

    Talking if front of a group for 90 minutes! Barb just can’t imagine such a thing. Amazing to have that much composure.

    How far are Oley’s mom and MPM going to drive tonight? What are their plans Melanie?

  57. BearSpiritDog
    4:35 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Happy Birthday to OTAS too!
    A lot of Burb Days today.

  58. BearSpiritDog
    4:41 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Barb&Magpie: We were out of town so missed the posting of your Big News. Very happy for you, but know when you leave your lovely farm it will be with mixed feelings. With an August closing you can continue to enjoy the fruits of your Magic Garden for a while longer.

  59. Snowhook Bella
    4:58 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Composure? What everyone is too polite to say is that I talked longer than planned. Kat got so bored she took a nap.

  60. Riö –The Evil Pug
    5:08 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Wookie!…Happy Birthdy!…snort!….How damned old are you anyways?…heh!heh!…Here is a birthday card for you!

    http://www.americangreetings.com/ecards/view.pd?i=569131349&m=9432&rr=y&source=aggoogle999&c=emag63458

  61. Masquers
    5:39 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Nice card Rio. (about time you showed up. sniff)

  62. Riö –The Evil Pug
    5:45 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Hi Maskers!…sniff!

  63. Snowhook Bella
    5:50 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Pugs and kisses! Great card, Rio!

    We ate like kings the past few days. Melanie made race-watching worthy cheesecake. Yum!

    The Howler and mom have reached their first checkpoint. Safe travels to them and MPM.

  64. Tupper and Gilly
    6:30 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Hey everyone- we don’t know where to start. It was just such a great time. Rebecca is truly beautiful – inside and outside. And for a 2 legged – we think she smells just right.

    So, Bella was at the hotel on Thursday night – our implusive Gramp decided to redecorate the main bathroom in the house – 4 DAYS BEFORE REBEECA WAS TO ARRIVE!!! After Mama had a cow, Gramp said that he was going to get Rebecca a hotel room so she could have as much privacy and sleep time as she wanted, and not have to share a bed with Corgis or Kats – Huh???

    Anyway, on Friday morning, after the radio show and french toast – they took Rebecca back to her hotel so she could rest. Then the Howlers Mom got there around 1:30. And MPM was circling the area, but just couldn’t land. The GPS thingie built into her car thought she was in the Himalayas, or something, and kept sending her all around to everywhere except the hotel.
    She did finally find it with some guidance – do NOT let the Wrotten Kats tell you that they had anything to do with it – they didn’t!
    Then everyone came to our house and we got petted and tummied to our hearts content. We met Kat – she is an adorable little beauty, and she told us she is going to be a Flower Girl at a Very Important Wedding very soon.
    Basil met Kat, and decided that a long nap was called for. We didn’t see him again until breakfast today. But Sage thought Kat was kind of neat. The two of them were nose to nose a number of times, just sniffing and saying hi. But no one ever had a camera ready.
    We showed Kat around our fenced in back yard, and Callie even let Kat dig in her special “couch” area on top of the hill.
    Then it was time for dinner. Melanie started the dinner with a wonderful toast about the Plunderers and the love and the success of our mission.
    Then everyone surprised the heck out of Mama – they all brought birthday cards for her – she had so many cards to open, she didn’t know if she should eat or open, or open and eat or do some and then others. To be honest – we think she was just so overwhelmed to think that everyone had done this for her, she was just a tad emotional.
    After dinner, Melanie brought out her remarkable cheesecake, and everyone found just a little more room to have a slice.
    Now, the rest is hearsay, because believe it or not, they left us home! Oh sure, Kat got to go, but Corgis were banned. (Where IS that speed dial button to the SPCA)
    Anyway, everyone went the VFW. MAma and Rebecca went to do a sound check, and horrors…nothing worked. Nothing. They tried all kinds of switches, and dials and refiguring but nothing. Just as Rebecca decided that she would have to talk REAL LOUD, the sound board decided to cooperate, and the mic went live! Woo hoo!!!
    There was a chair and table on stage for Rebecca and there were rows of chairs for the audience. At the back of the room were tables for the donation jars, and information stuff, and an email sign up list and the things for sale. Then Mama put a table dead center in the middle of the double doorway, decorated with a Savidis drop bag, and a BIG donation jar.
    People came in starting at about 7, and everything was put on hold for a few minutes while others straggled in. Then the lights went down, and Rebecca was introduced, and she held her audience enthralled for the next hour and a half with stories of Rory and Fargo, and rescuing dogs, and laughing with dogs, and AJ’s bravery and high standards, and her ability to get her own way when it came to all issues dog-related.
    People wanted to stay and meet her afterwards, and they made sure to put money in the donation jars. It wasn’t as big a fund raiser as Mama wanted it to be, but there may have been some good connections made for the future.
    After they packed everything up, they came back to our house. It had gotten so hot and humid, they decided to just hang out where the air conditioning was, and they laughed and talked more.
    At midnight, everyone agreed to call it a night, and they made plans to meet for breakfast. We thought for sure this time we would be allowed to go – but noooooo! Only Kat again! Mama said it was because they had to go all the way to the airport afterwards, but WE think it was a conspiracy.
    Breakfast was another laugh and talk fest. Then came the hard part – the saying farewell. Mama had to walk away, cuz she was getting too sad. After Rebecca said her farewells to MPM and OHM, she got in the car and was whisked to the airport.
    We understand that security came over because the White Zone is For Loading and Unloading Only = No Parking is Allowed in the White Zone – and Mama and Rebecca simply couldn’t stop hugging to say farewell. They could have grown moss, they stood there for so long. Dad gave Rebecca a hug, and a special blessing too, and they sent her on her way. Mama had to drive very carefully for a while, cuz her eyes were all blurry for some reason.
    We have told Mama over and over that it is just a temporary separation. She WILL see Bella again – and MPM and OHM too! And of course, she will see Melanie, and at least we can all keep in touch.
    So, now, Mama is already planning how and when and where she can arrange to meet more Plunderers. So look out – Stinky Mama may be appearing at a rest stop near YOU!
    And that’s what happened on OUR weekend. How are all of you?

  65. Staff
    6:41 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Gosh that sounds wonderful. Thank you Tupper and Gilly.

    I guess we have to start planning for the next meeting. Sigh…
    I expect it won’t be anywhere near North Dakota. sniffle

  66. BearSpiritDog
    6:47 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Whew! We are just Plumb Bedazzled.
    Three Cheers for the Royal Mum & Dad!!!
    Hip Hip Hurray! Hip Hip Hurray!! Hip Hip Hurray!!!

    (whispering) do I smell another birthday?

  67. Staff
    6:47 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Wookie,
    Thank you for checking in. I was wondering if you were in the affected area. Debbie, brilliant work on the hotel. Way to think fast!

    The Tour de France started today.

    3 more weeks of fun!

  68. Snowhook Bella
    6:52 pm on June 30th, 2012

    T&G: you did a great job summing up last night with one exception. Your Mama’s MC debut—she was a hit!

    I’m on the plane waiting to leave Chicago. I will fly to Las Vegas and take a bus to Utah to spend time with Coach an Bev. AJ called last night and said that Coach’s speeches were standing room only! Woohoo!

  69. Rose
    7:03 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Thank you, T&G for your sharing the wonderful night with those of us who could not be there (sob). Certainly a night to remember!

  70. Masquers
    7:09 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Bella: If only all this could have been on film. No matter. T&G have given us a vivid description of events. Thank you Royals.
    Mom will keep checking for your radio broadcast of yesterday.
    Safe travels to our weary, but happy, Plunderers.

  71. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:11 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Thank you, Golinka, for sharing all the wonderful details!

  72. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:15 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Hey, isn’t the day that AJ pays the Entry Fee and officially enters the race?

    Let’s hope that he wins that lottery!

    GO SNOWHOOK FOR 2013!!!!

  73. Macy the Min-pin
    7:32 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Birthday? hmmm…perhaps we could all list our birthdays on the yahoo calendar on dishlickers. BTW, Holly, Belle and I are celebrating ours on Thursday…cash always fits, heh-heh…

  74. Melanie
    8:09 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Look at the time. I am fading fast. First Macy, I saw an article about a potato box and how to grow them, but that is the elite of all potato boxes.

    Staff, you take good care of yourself, you hear?

    OTAS and GLAD are off on a dinner and dance tour of NYC harbor.

    YSAS is going nuts. Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!

    Oh, and I forgot to tell Riö, or maybe I did, YSAS is NOT the director, he came up with the idea, banged heads together, got a friend to collaborate on the script and is the PRODUCER!. . What he’s discovered is that the producer does everything no one else wants to do. snicker. The main characters are YSAS, Hamlet, Ophelia and Rosencrantz or Guildenstern can’t remember which one he was.

    With just two days of heat the garden suffered. I think it will be alright. Have to see.

    TTFN!

  75. Melanie
    8:10 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Whoops, Riö, I could feel the licks.

  76. Barb & Maggie
    8:23 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Wait a minute! Is today OSAS’s birthday, and Wookie’s and now we hear that it might be Amalia’s birthday too! Did we miss something or was she hiding that?

    Thank you for the detailed report about the eastern adventures. Wish more money had landed in the pot, but as you said prospecting was done. You never know, more could come in later.

    Did anyone read One Good Dog? I think it was mentioned, but can’t remember by whom. We have started it and are liking it, even tho there is some bad dog fighting references.

  77. Masquers
    8:30 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Just in from the Iditarod Trail Committee:
    The proud winner of 12 stainless steel dog bowls – our very own AJ! But no entrance fee – damit.

  78. Rose
    8:39 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Masquers, are you saying that AJ cannot run the 2013 Iditarod?

  79. Tupper and Gilly
    8:43 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Rose – no, its ok. When mushers pay the entry fee on the opening day, their names are put in a drawing to win back their entry fee. And there are other prizes too.
    So AJ won the dog bowls, but didn’t win the drawng to get his (paid) entry fee back.

  80. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:44 pm on June 30th, 2012

    B&M — yes, we have read One Good Dog. You will definitely like it a lot. A bit of advice though, mom says, you just might to keep a box of tissues nearby, just in case. Wookie

  81. Rose
    8:46 pm on June 30th, 2012

    T&G: Whew! My heart was in my throat thinking that our favorite musher would not be able to compete. Thanks for clearing that up for me!

  82. Rose
    8:48 pm on June 30th, 2012

    B&M, I , too read One Good Dog. Take Wookie’s advice.

  83. Rose
    8:50 pm on June 30th, 2012

    I bid everyone goodnight, deep and restful sleep, and pleasant dreams.

    Rio, I’ve missed you today.

  84. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:53 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Oh, and one more recommendation. On PBS tomorrow night on Mystery, there is a terrific show called Endeavour. It is about a very young Morse when he first joined the Oxford police force. For real Morse cognoscenti, Endeavour was Morse’s first name; only uttered once during the entire series. We already saw it because dad ordered it from Amazon UK earlier. Highly, highly recommended! You will like it a lot, I guarantee.
    Wookie

  85. Masquers
    9:07 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Oops…sorry Rose…didn’t mean to get your heart racing. T&G to the rescue to explain.
    Thanks for the PBS recommend Wookie. We will be sure to watch it.

  86. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:11 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Maskers!…Tom, Dick and Harry should be jetting their way to the Island very soon now….snort! …They had to detain Harry for awhile, but thats all cleared up now….sniff!

  87. Masquers
    9:15 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Oh, oh…Harry sounds like he might be a bit of a handful.

  88. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:17 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Hoe!…Maskers, don’t ever threaten to take his hoe away from him and you should be okay…grunt!

  89. Masquers
    9:30 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Riö: Duly noted.

  90. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    9:47 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Vhy are there not Plunderers in Utah? Vhy is not Rebecca to do Big Event also there? Is true that people in Utah have not heard of dog sleds?
    Natasha has to make sure Rocks vin, Barb’s house sells, and get advance copy of Spence’s book. She also had to be in crowd last night, in disguie, to fix microphone vhen no von looks. Ve are just full scheduled. Is no von else can make Big Event for Rebecca while she is in country?

  91. Barb & Maggie
    9:58 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Oh No, Tissues! We will have to prepare for that!

    Macy, we had heard of raising potatoes that way, but have never tried it. I think the article recommended starting with a box or tire, planting the potatoes, and then adding on as the potatoes grow. The idea is that the plant will keep growing upward and the tubers will keep developing throughout the season. You picture was much prettier than what we saw.

  92. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Fairies!…My friend is making fairy-hair tonight…heh!heh!…Exactly the kind of therapy she needs right now..snorkel!…Beau and I are not allowed near any of it…sneeze!

  93. BearSpiritDog
    10:15 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Fairy hair. Is that anything like angel hair?

  94. Tupper and Gilly
    10:20 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Well….its not as good with with pasta sauce….

  95. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Bear!….Hair, how she likes to make it can either be fairy-hair or angle-hair or even just little-girl hair …snort!….Here is a photo of some little-girl hair she first learned how to do…wuffle!

  96. Snowhook Bella
    11:01 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Win! AJ won dog dishes? That is great! We win something about as often as Rio laughs, and Rio never laughs.

    I have made it to Vegas and will depart for Utah in a little while. I am missin my friends already.

    Sam: Word on the beat is you have some new bling…

  97. BearSpiritDog
    11:29 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Rio: Fairy hair sounds good to me – looks good too. Will be looking forward to your Friend’s completed project.

    SnowBella: We were hoping of course for him to win the entry fee, but it was not to be. Seems like the winners of trucks and cash are those who need it the least. Don’t know why it happens that way.
    How far is your bus ride from Las Vegas? Hope it isn’t too long a trip. I know you must be totally exhausted at this point.

  98. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:32 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Bear!…Do you know who won the Entrance Fee back?…sniff!

  99. BearSpiritDog
    11:36 pm on June 30th, 2012

    It was Cim Smyth and Jeff King. They each won #3,000.

  100. BearSpiritDog
    11:37 pm on June 30th, 2012

    That would be $$$ not #’s. Heh.

  101. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:38 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Grump!…Damn their good luck…grunt!

  102. Princess Sam
    11:44 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Molly’s Mom got here a little after 8 pm. She went to bed extra early tonight. What’s up with that? Also there were some gifts she was given for my girl that have my picture on them.

  103. Snowhook Bella
    11:44 pm on June 30th, 2012

    King also won it in 2010. He must have our dose of luck.

    It takes two hours to get to my parents. I think I will sleep in tomorrow. 😉

  104. BearSpiritDog
    11:51 pm on June 30th, 2012

    I’m told we have to sign-off for the night. It seems there is a library book coming due very soon that is nowhere near complete.

    So, Good Night to all and a fond farewell to Babe, our current FOTM. We enjoyed seeing your handsome face up top all month long. Tomorrow morning another Lucky Dog or Kat will be starting his or her reign for the month of July.

  105. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:53 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Sammie!…I’m so relieved MollysMom made it safely to your house…snorkel!…No one would ever tell me if she ever made it to the big event yesterday, so I just assumed she did after hours and hours of nothing…sniff!…Then she never posted anything when she was there so I wasn’t sure at all if she even really made it or not…grunt!

  106. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:55 pm on June 30th, 2012

    Babe!…Good Riddance!…grummp! and grumble!

  107. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:01 am on July 1st, 2012

    Oh, Rio. You just won’t be happy until you win! Myself, I’m waiting until the new book comes out so I can win that one instead. So I’ll let you win in July!

    I supervised all day long while Mom and Dad worked on that dang laundry room floor. It’s so bumpy and wavy that they’re having to do lots of extra stuff. They’re not having fun — and neither am I! We’re all working really, really hard. (Except maybe I dozed off now and then — like I said, it’s really hard work!) Anyway, we’re all hitting the hay — gotta be back at work bright and early tomorrow!

  108. Snowhook Bella
    12:04 am on July 1st, 2012

    Hot! Hot! Hot! I am waiting outside in the heat for the bus!

  109. OleyHowler
    12:29 am on July 1st, 2012

    Hi Everyone. I am back home! Sasha, Dima, and Meashka were so happy to see me that they don’t even seem to be upset that I am”The Chosen”.
    I had so much fun playing with new doggie friends. Tupper and Gilly were great hostesses. Callie showed me where all the best digging spots are. But here’s the thing: those Corgis don’t have any tails.
    Mommy took me to Melanie’s house today. They have bears there!!! Real honest-to-goodness bears!!! And those bears liked me! Their names are Patsy and Ellie. We had a great time just hanging out. Mommy says she saw more bears outside. Hmm I don’t believe her.
    Now for the two-leggeds. The first one I met was Rebecca, and she gives the best Tummies ever! I rolled all over the floor with her, and she said I left way too much hair in that there room. Well, with all that rubbing and hugging, how was that hair supposed to stay on me, I ask youse.
    Next was my Aunt MollysMom. I wanted to go back home with her, but Mommy said I have to wait to be invited. But I know Aunie MM wants me..we are the bestest of friends. Forever.
    Next I met Melanie, Amalia, Leonard, and Dad. Now those guys know how to treat a gal, let me tell youse. It was mi casa su casa all the way, Amigo. Mommy and I are already talking about our next trip to the magical Berkshires. Oh yeah…Mommy kept chattering about beautiful scenery the whole time we were in the car, but I have no idea what that was about. I was busy sleeping.
    I am told that Bella gave a wonderful talk, and Mommy was laughing and then she was crying. I slept. All I know is that there were more tissues to eat after those tears. Tissues are yummy. Oh, and there were lots of people there, and every one of them came over to pet and kiss Me Me Me,
    Good night to all…I didn’t get enough sleep yet.

  110. OleyHowler
    12:32 am on July 1st, 2012

    Grrr. LEGS. The Corgis have no legs (not tails). See I really do need more sleep.

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