Friend of the Month Update!

We now have the name of Fred the Turtle’s (our May Friend of the Month) canine companion. Here, from their human companion, are the facts: “His name is ‘Little’ Leadville. A rescue puppy found on a trip to Leadville Colorado to ride the Leadville 100 mountain bike race in 2009.”



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88 Responses to “Friend of the Month Update!”

  1. Barb & Maggie
    9:03 am on May 5th, 2014

    An who is Leadville’s human companion? It must be a friend of Turtleman, right?

    Good morning all. One more day and then we will have nice weather here.

    Happy Cinco de Mayo and Happy Birthday, Ben!

  2. Tyb
    9:09 am on May 5th, 2014

    Good Morning and Happy Cinco de Mayo to All.
    I’m glad we have a name for our FOM. I just received the following list in an email and think that I should share it with you.

    Here are 10 signs you may love your dog more than people:

    1. You love watching horror movies. But you’re horrified if a dog gets hurt.

    2. You dread being invited out because you’d rather stay home and play with your dog.

    3. You get annoyed when people aren’t tidy. But it’s adorable when your dog’s toys are scattered all over the place.

    4. If a friend ignores your dog…No repeat invites or holiday cards again.

    5. You’re happiest when you can’t move because your dog is asleep in your lap.

    6. You don’t like sharing your food with anyone except your dog.

    7. If your spouse steals the covers you get irritated. If your dog does it you smile.

    8. People who walk slowly bug you. But it’s fine when your dog stops to sniff every blade of grass.

    9. No matter what you’re doing, you can’t wait to run home and kiss your dog.

    10. If someone says, “He’s just a dog,” you never speak to that person again.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:09 am on May 5th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! Hey, Little Leadville, great moniker and he has certainly grown into “Little” 🙂 Nice story.
    Let’s have a “Moniker Monday”. We’ll be the HOH and our thoughts and pawrayers are with those who need them…like LtheL, Truman/Karen/BooBear, Wose, CHobbit (zzzzzz), Rececca, Bluekat, Siber H, Zeus and crew, Macy’s Mom, Dawson the skunked, Staff the carrot-head, MPM, B&M, HRH B, Teddy & Family, Tyb, BSD et al, Wolfie, DianeC., and even Rio and Beau! Got a lot of monikers there 🙂

  4. Herd of Hounds
    9:13 am on May 5th, 2014

    Wowser, we almost forgot Cinco de Mayo and Pookey’s b-day. Does that make Pookey and Ben twins? TYB, love the list of 10, and they are true!

  5. Wose-the small and meek
    9:19 am on May 5th, 2014


    Happy Cinco de Mayo todos!
    Today is my nephew’s birthday. If I counted my fingers correctly, he is 41. Happy birthday, Michael!

    Staff, those baby carrots are just adorable! I think Belle Starr and I are thinking the very same thing!

    I do not believe that my VBFF, is a cover hog. Grizz tries to pin that on me too.
    I am completely innocent.

  6. Wose-the small and meek
    9:20 am on May 5th, 2014

    Happy birthday to Ben and Pookey!!!!!

  7. Wose-the small and meek
    9:23 am on May 5th, 2014

    And just because

    My Website : Official Video Clip : y6Sxv-sUYtM …

    *please, dog, let this work…..

  8. Wose-the small and meek
    9:25 am on May 5th, 2014

    Pay no attention to the comment above

  9. Staff
    9:48 am on May 5th, 2014

    The Turtleman rode the Leadville 100 race more than once. He is a biking/running fiend. A fitting companion to his wife E who also loves to run run run. Maybe they are part husky? A part I missed for sure.

    Up to for me is another part husky. I haven’t seen her before. She is Fergie. It says she is a husky corgi mix. Short legs and a beautiful foxy tail. snicker. Tupper and Gilly might be very jealous of that tail. Maybe they need a carrot?

  10. Staff
    9:52 am on May 5th, 2014

    Dog gone it. I tried to attach Fergies picture but I guess it didn’t work. grump. I will attach info about….nah. Maybe I will just leave little Rio alone and stop yanking his tail.

    I have a computer question.

    Java updater keeps harassing me to update. But when I tried to update nothing happened. So I have given it up and now just click close the window and it goes away. Till the next time I start the computer. What gives? Does anyone know? I tried googling it but nothing current comes up. I know Java has had issues in the past.

  11. Tyb
    9:56 am on May 5th, 2014

    You say you haven’t seen Fergie before and that she’s a husky corgi mix. I have a cute picture of pup that’s that mix and thought I got it from the blog. I’m going to post it here for you now and ask everyone who has seen it to take a second look. She is worth several looks.

  12. B.Stover
    9:57 am on May 5th, 2014

    Little Leadville is a good name.

    Good morning all.

  13. Staff
    10:04 am on May 5th, 2014

    Awww TYB I remember seeing your husky corgi mix pup before. She is a cutie.
    Fergie is a big girl and not quite as husky looking in the face. I just typed Fergie into Chet the Dog’s search bar and her picture came up. Evidently she was spotlighted by Admin when she first became a friend of Chet. I vaguely remember that post. heh.

  14. Barb & Maggie
    10:07 am on May 5th, 2014

    Staff, We like your little mini carrots.

    Hope ML is feeling better this morning. We miss her.

    Off to run some errands, post office, Menards, grocery, etc. BBL

  15. Wose-the small and meek
    10:12 am on May 5th, 2014

    I have given up on trying to post attachments to this here blog.

    I must have that Fergie, or you know what!

  16. Macy's mom
    10:15 am on May 5th, 2014

    I miss her too. Hope she will be back soon.

  17. Tyb
    10:23 am on May 5th, 2014

    If you search Fergie among Chet’s friends, you should find the picture. It was posted
    on March 17, 2013. Perhaps you’d get there quicker by searching the date rather than the name. Good Luck.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    10:27 am on May 5th, 2014

    Macy, she is coming back a little each day. Sometimes no one notices the little changes, but they are happening. Just grab your blanket and hang on. ML will be back soon.

  19. Kat
    10:33 am on May 5th, 2014

    Good morning! Tyb, please do NOT let my dad see that list. Momma will be in very big trouble.
    I had to stay indoors with Zeus today. I’m thinking of passing my iPaw thru the bars of his jail cell.

  20. Billy's Buddy
    11:02 am on May 5th, 2014

    Thank you all for your good wishes for Chloe. She was met across the Rainbow Bridge by her loved ones this morning. Marie is touched by Plunderer generosity, as am I.

  21. Zoe
    11:21 am on May 5th, 2014

    To Tupper and Gilllie’s Mom …Have a wonderful time in New Mexico and relax!! Gramps and the Storyteller will do fine as will the cats and dogs.

    Love from the somewhat small, but still wonderful pack at River Bear and their mom.

  22. Billy's Buddy
    11:23 am on May 5th, 2014

    Have a wonderful time and safe travels, T and G’s mama!

  23. The Other Side of the Bridge
    11:26 am on May 5th, 2014

    Linda: Chloe is restored to prime and running and playing with the rest of us. Please tell Marie that Chloe is in good paws.

  24. Tupper and Gilly
    11:48 am on May 5th, 2014

    Ok, Mama is getting the last of her trip organized and packed. (You know she only travels on Tuesdays as tickets cost a LOT less)
    So today, she takes Gramp to the doctor, does the last of the groceries for the boys, and prints out all her paperwork.

    And then, tomorrow, she will be in her beloved New Mexico. sigh.
    She says first stop is her favorite restaurant for green chili stew.

    Hmmmm, wonder if Wookie and Teddy’s Dad wants to tag along.

  25. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:49 am on May 5th, 2014

    Wow!…Lots going on today already…sniff!sniff!…But first – Staff! Beau thinks he needs a Mini-Mr-Carrot..grunt!…He has been very needy lately and wants to sleep on the big-bed all the time….gruffle!…This pisses me off to no end when he gets to be up there and I don’t so send him a carrot and maybe he will sleep with it in his own cold-hard bed…grumble!

  26. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:53 am on May 5th, 2014

    Golinka!… We will be so close to each other and yet so far apart…snuffle!…When will SiberH be home? You might miss him and so you will have all that left-over bacon…gurgle!…I will volunteer to take it off your paws if he does not show up for it…heh!

  27. O'Howlers
    11:55 am on May 5th, 2014

    T&G and B&S, tell your mama to have a good trip, and give Siber-H a headbump from us us us.

  28. Tupper and Gilly
    11:58 am on May 5th, 2014

    Rio – can’t you blur down to Albuquerque next Sunday? I will bring bacon AND Slim Jims.

  29. Barb & Maggie
    12:03 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Barb is back from errands. Also worked in a much needed car wash. Her white car is white again. Now time to put the new bumper stickers on. GreenPeace, Friend of the Earth “Save the Bees” and C. Hobbit’s gift that says, “Gardening is Cheaper than Therapy and you get tomatoes”. Fun!

  30. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:09 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Albuquerque!…snort!….Let me check my schedule…sniff!

  31. Tupper and Gilly
    12:13 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Rio – oops – Mama is actually in ABQ on Saturday.
    Just in case.

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:21 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Map!…Heck it doesn’t look that far at all – only a couple of inches in fact…chuffle!

  33. Tupper and Gilly
    12:34 pm on May 5th, 2014

    See Rio – you could get there easy with just one brutal walk

  34. Herd of Hounds
    12:47 pm on May 5th, 2014

    We love Allbaturkey, a city in a giant bowl of beautiful mountains 🙂

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:15 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Golinka!…When are you meeting up with SiberH?…sniff!

  36. BearSpiritDog
    1:42 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Royal Mum: Have a Wonderful, Wonderful Trip! (now that the old captain of the Star Ship Enterprise has straightened out that little glitch with the aero plane tickets)

    We will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a festive brunch!

    Later ‘gators.

  37. Staff
    1:48 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Beau, One of the carrots has your name on it. One is going to ML, One is for Wose. (She needs both sizes just in case she has to travel with one.) I am going to send one to Tupper and Gilly and Callie because they were such good hosts to the traveling plunderers. So far I have found homes for those 4.

    I am not sure Snowbella or Luna really want one. Or Maggie of Barb and Maggie. They said they liked them but do they want one? I wonder if Wolfie Wigglebutt needs one…sigh. There were more for sale. I wonder if I should go back. It is only 108 miles round trip…

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:17 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Staff!…Do not go back to Fargo if you do not have to….wheeze!gasp!

  39. Mollypop's Mom
    2:20 pm on May 5th, 2014

    The restaurant here in the hotel, Brioso, is having a pig roast to celebrate. I can’t wait. They roasted one yesterday too. There will be lots of good food that I can eat. There will be Salsa Dancers and a photo booth and I can’t remember what else.

  40. O'Howlers
    2:21 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Speaking of Fargo, the worst part was #1 from Tyb’s list this morning!

  41. Mollypop's Mom
    2:22 pm on May 5th, 2014

    I wish Staff, Dawson, Barb and Jay were here with me now to enjoy this. They liked this restaurant.

  42. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:30 pm on May 5th, 2014

    YEEEP!… Pig! Roast!…gah!…His head is still on…gurgle!

  43. Tupper and Gilly
    2:31 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Rio – Mama plans to meet up with Siber around 1 pm or so. She is leaving her family (sniff) about noon time and heading for the Rancho where he lives.

    Staff – really? We get a Mr Carrot? Woo Hoo!

  44. BearSpiritDog
    2:40 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Gah> I’m with you Rio! No need to actually KNOW what we are eating.

  45. Staff
    2:44 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Pig roast. It looks horrible. But it tastes delish. But I don’t wish to see it. I am a pig roast wimp. I also do not like to see trout with the head on at my table. Anything with the head on. GAH

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:51 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Staff!…You live too close to Fargo, I think you and Mr. FireSlippers need to move….yeeep!

  47. Mollypop's Mom
    3:04 pm on May 5th, 2014

    I saw the actual pig only because Loulou and I were out for a walk. This was in the far back of the hotel parking lot. The pork will be shredded for tacos by the time I go down to the restaurant.

  48. BearSpiritDog
    3:22 pm on May 5th, 2014

    MollyPop’s Mom: a Likely Story.

  49. Barb & Maggie
    3:54 pm on May 5th, 2014

    We do like roast pork, but that picture is a bit graphic for our taste, or at least for Barb’s! Gah!

    Speaking of tacos, we have going to a taco buffet at Kelly’s for Ben’s b-day. They are fixing fish, chicken and beef (no piggy).

  50. BearSpiritDog
    3:57 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Happy Birthday, Ben!

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:36 pm on May 5th, 2014

    CHobbit!…I am glad she got home safe and sound last night…snort!….Looks like she made it right around Midnight her time…sniff!…I wonder if she is jetlagged today and I wonder if she brought me any presents from Turkey…heh!heh!

  52. Masquers
    5:25 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Rose: A late but sincere happy birthday to your nephew Michael.
    Gah. It is raining here kats and dawgs…looking for a break in the weather.

  53. Herd of Hounds
    5:41 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Masquers, just watch for the poodles and step on them 🙂 (sorry, we couldn’t help our selves what with the raining kats and dawgs)

  54. Mollypop's Mom
    5:45 pm on May 5th, 2014

    HOH, be careful what you say about poodles.

    I’m off now to have dinner. Oink Oink.

  55. c.hobbit
    5:47 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Rio: I was up by 8 am and have done laundry, grocery shopping, picked up my mail at the Post Office, picked up the dog yard and taken Sadie for a short walk. Sadie is sleeping at my feet while I type.

    I don’t seem to have suffered jet lag either going to Turkey or returning so I don’t know if it is to still hit me or if I have avoided it for some reason.

    (Rio, in order to be fair, if I had bought you a gift, I would have had to buy everyone a gift which would have cut into my treatie budget. I am sure you understand)

    Looking forward to reports from Tupper’s Mom as she travels.

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:13 pm on May 5th, 2014

    CHobbit!…((wink! wink!))…You can send my gifts on the sly and no one will be the wiser…snort!

  57. Herd of Hounds
    6:22 pm on May 5th, 2014

    MPM, Lucy Lou the Labradoo laughs and shows mom her teeth on the poodle/puddle jokes. She is known around here as the French airhead 🙂
    Class trip today to the Coca-Cola factory. Hope there’s no pop quiz.

  58. O'Howlers
    7:08 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Happy Birthday Ben, Pookey, and Michael.
    Pop brought home burrito bowls from Chipotle. We got pork, but we are trying very hard not to think of MPM’s picture.

  59. Masquers
    7:08 pm on May 5th, 2014

    HOH: Coca-Cola…isn’t that in Atlanta?
    Carefully steppin’ over the poodles.

    Riö: JACK BAUER is back!

  60. Masquers
    7:10 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Howlers: Simultaneous post!

  61. Macy's mom
    7:22 pm on May 5th, 2014

    A Mr. Carrot of my very own?! I should have paid more attention to the instructional video.

    Two girls from church are coming this week to help me make some sense of this mess. Just knowing that they are coming has made me do some straightening. I am in my post nap energy boost right now. Probably should not have sat down, but, too late now.

    CHobbit, so glad you missed the dreaded jet lag. I did not, but I am not a world traveler such as yourself.

  62. Zeusiköv
    7:26 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Howdy folks! Check it out! While I was whiling away my time in that darnburned crate today, I created my very own avatar.
    Can you believe these people make me spend all day in that crate, with no water? I was dying of thirst until that lady came home and freed me. Also, they put a bottle and a bowl of wet stuff in there. That really irks me, so I always knock those on out of there. Thank Dog my girl Kat stayed by my side all day. She is the only one here who loves me.
    Man I am beat. Time for a nap.

  63. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    7:55 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Greetings to Zeusikov. Ve must be having talk soon. Is possible Natasha could use new partner for most important missions. Ve have heard good things about escape artist vork. Is also true for bravery? And smartness? Is necessary being very smart to vork vith Natasha. Also good to be able fitting inside Corgi disguise.
    Also, need to know vhen not to borrow Natasha’s Porsche – certain Siber dogs take too much is granted.

  64. Wose-the small and meek
    8:05 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Zeusikov, Solitary confinement, eh?

  65. Staff
    8:18 pm on May 5th, 2014

    MrStaff is watching that Jack Bauer again. GAH. Many people will die in the 24 hours this single hour will represent. Yucky show. He loves it. I am listening to smooth jazz on my pandora so I don’t have to hear the nasty fighting and killing going on in my living room. I may have to go upstairs too. We shall see how bad it is.


    A ‘pop’ quiz at the Coca-Cola plant. Snicker.

    Mr Staff went to beer school at the Minnesota state fair a few years ago. There was no quiz but there were refreshments. Liquid refreshments. I think it was Budweiser beer school but I didn’t take the class.

  66. Zeusiköv
    8:21 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Natasha, Dahling, I not only world’s greatest escape artist; I also world’s greatest break-in artist. Show me a door, and I show you how to open it and walk right in. How smart is that? As to bravery, it’s not every Sibe-Rusky who can go up against Mama Meash and live to tell the story.

    Wose, these people just don’t know the real me yet. I will have them wrapped around my dewclaw in no time.

  67. Kat
    8:23 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Staff, I agree with you about 24.

  68. Wose-the small and meek
    8:33 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Zeusikov, you charming dog, you…..

  69. Wose-the small and meek
    8:35 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Mama Luna, I am very worrit about the Pixie. With the Giant gone, she may not be taking good care of herself. Please make sure you keep a firm, but gentle paw on the Pixie.

  70. Macy's mom
    8:54 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Sweet little birdies, my arse.

  71. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:57 pm on May 5th, 2014

    MacysMaw!….snort!heh!snort!….Brids are mean to each other and to me when I get close enough….grumble!

  72. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:58 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Mr.FireSlippers!…Is a Jack Bauer fan?…snort!…This guy just gets better and better!….Woooooo!

  73. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:00 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Walking!…Short! My friend made us go for our long walk now she is gearing up to go on her long walk…sniff!….I guess the two aren’t quite the same…sneeze!…I will be down here watching the baseball game while she is out huffing and puffling…..heh!heh!

  74. Wose-the small and meek
    9:13 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom, LOL! Love it!

  75. Tupper and Gilly
    9:19 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Greetings all. We are now on our THIRD nexxus tablet in 48 hours. First one was “bootlooping”. Second one didn’t connect with earphones
    Hopefully, third time is the charm. This is supposed to be one of the top tablets.

  76. Staff
    9:21 pm on May 5th, 2014

    I am going out to the garden before it gets any darker. I have decided where to put in the sugar snap peas. Must put up the trellis thingys


  77. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:13 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Game!….WOOOO!….My friend came home from her long walk just in time to see Tulo his a 2 run Home Run….Woooooo!….Our team is beating those Texas guys…chuffle!

    Staff!….The Late Night Gardener!…snort!

  78. Luna
    10:21 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Staff: We here love the Mr. Mini, but as much as Belle Starr would like one we better not. You can only imagine the uproar it would cause of Belle Starr for something and everyone else did not. She says it wouldn’t bother her, but I must put my paw down. If you have more Carrots in need of a good home, we have been thinking all day that Wolfie might need one. He and his maw are such good souls.

  79. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:35 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Staff!…I bet SiberH would love a stuffed carrot!…snort!…But he is getting bacon this weekend, so forget that…grunt!

  80. BearSpiritDog
    10:43 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Rio: Forget the Stuffed Carrot idea for SiberH. HIs Mom would just put it up on the high, high shelf with all his other toys.
    He is a Lucky Dog getting to see the Royal Mum again and bacon treats too…it doesn’t get any better than that.

  81. Thieves!
    10:51 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Rio: How many inches away are we on that little map?

  82. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:06 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Inches!….sniff!…Thieves, I will have to find a different map before I can measure it accurately…snort!…Right now the game is in the 8th inning and I am too busy to be doing map searching…sniff!

  83. Thieves!
    11:27 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Rio: As we understand it, based on maps we have seen before, we are not too far away from Hawaii.

  84. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:33 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Thieves!…Are you thinking what I’m thinking???…snort!snort!

  85. Thieves!
    11:36 pm on May 5th, 2014

    Rio: There is a good chance we are.

  86. Belle Starr
    12:46 am on May 6th, 2014

    I have been advised by both my mamas that I don’t need a Mr. Carrot of my very own. I have decided I will help Wose play with her Mr. Carrots. What are friends for?

    Nighty nutter butters.

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