From Our White House Correspondent

Flash: Sunny joins Bo at the White House! Everything will go smoothly from here on in.

Welcome Max, Caper.



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  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:18 am on August 20th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Hope work, fairs. family and friends are kind to all today. Hope all still under the quilt are healing.

    If we had ever surf like Chet we’d say, “Have a totally tubular Tuesday, dude!”

  2. B. Stover
    8:26 am on August 20th, 2013

    Sunny and Bo look very happy.

    Good morning all.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:30 am on August 20th, 2013

    CHobbit: Wow! You predicted the Sunny story last night! You are either 1) Very good, 2) Psycho….er…psychic or 3) On top of the pulse of the nation within.

  4. bluecat
    9:16 am on August 20th, 2013

    Good morning all.

    The pretty lady is not Mom. These pups are 20 months old, from Juneau. Their dad was 150 pounds and mom 145 pounds – bigger than Chet.

  5. bluecat
    9:19 am on August 20th, 2013

    Caught this only because the excursion captain said one, two, NOW.

  6. bluecat
    9:21 am on August 20th, 2013

    Last one to bore you with. Mom’s favorite from the trip…life can be about reflections in still waters.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    9:25 am on August 20th, 2013

    Bluekat: Beautiful dogs and we love the “wave” goodbye. Looks like it was a great trip!

  8. Princess Sam
    9:53 am on August 20th, 2013

    BlueKat, your pictures are beautiful!

  9. Melanie
    10:11 am on August 20th, 2013

    Good Tuesday Morning!

    BlueKat, such excellent pictures. The Pack is drooling to go to Alaska.

    Today? Peaches, acupuncture, peaches and peaches.

  10. Melanie
    10:12 am on August 20th, 2013

    Whoops, Welcome to Sunny. Beautiful puppy. And to Not Mom’s Puppies, and to Max and Caper.

  11. B. Stover
    10:16 am on August 20th, 2013

    Bluecat: All of your photos are wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

  12. Tupper and Gilly
    10:47 am on August 20th, 2013

    Greetings from the show. Hopefully you will be able to see our booth.

  13. Barb & Maggie
    10:53 am on August 20th, 2013

    Bluecat, love the photos. Thank you for sharing.

    Suny is just over 1 year old. Wonder where she has been up till now. We like Bo’s coloring better with the white chest and paws.

  14. Staff
    11:00 am on August 20th, 2013

    Staff is going to have a busy day today. Visiting a birder, visiting Sharon the massage therapist and quilting quilting quilting till late.

    Love BlueKats photos. Especially the tail.

    Hope Melanie has some fun with the peaches. I have one lug in the fridge. Maybe tomorrow.

    Amalia, I have a crick in my neck but the booth looks great. You have rings! I didn’t know you had rings. We should ‘talk’.


  15. Macy's mom
    11:22 am on August 20th, 2013

    OMD! Amalia, did you guys make all that with your own four hands? That is beeyootiful! I have looked at a lot of handmade
    jewelry and I have never seen better. Plus the clay work..If I leave now I could get there by…next week. Drat.

    Bluekat, so envious are we.

    Quilt dwellers, nose bumps all around, from Macy, not me.

    The annoying neighbor is being kicked to the curb today, literally. The constable arrived at 9 am to clear the house. Before he arrived I got three quilts and a vintage kitchen stool, the kind where the step folds up under the seat. The quilts are in the wash now. That house REEKED. I feel so bad for his mom who always kept everything so nice. At least she didn’t have to see it, since her guardian had her put in a “home”. Oy vey, the drama.

  16. BearSpiritDog
    11:26 am on August 20th, 2013

    With apologies to Sharon’s Hounds…We know it’s not Wow Wednesday, but WOW.

    Amalia & Leonard’s booth with the Fantabulous Wares…we cannot believe the beautiful items…wish we were there. Sigh.
    Thank you for the video and we just KNOW you will have over-the-top sales!

    BlueCat: The Photos are Wonderful! Our Favorite here is the Reflections in Still Waters.

    Nice Way to Start the Day!

  17. dawson
    11:28 am on August 20th, 2013

    Those Portuguese Water Dogs are good-funny looking dogs. I’m glad Bo has some dog companionship.

    BlueCat: I love your pictures. They are not boring. Those are some XXL large Huskies. The whale tail is excellent. The scenery up there is awe inspiring.

    Melanie: Thank dog there is that small break from peaches, otherwise the day could get repetitious.

    Amalia & Storyteller: Great luck at the show. I can’t see the picture of the booth but I know it is filled with wonderful items.

  18. Barb & Maggie
    11:37 am on August 20th, 2013

    We couldn’t see the booth picture either, but good close-ups of the jewelry. We want to know if you made most of it too. Beautiful!

    Barb used to can peaches, but not for years. Is that what you do Melanie, or do you freeze?

    Barb is heading out. Meeting oldest kid to have lunch and see a movie. Going to see The Butler. Glad we decided against it on Sunday, since it was #1 at the box office, and first weekend out. Today at noon might be much better. Has anyone seen it yet?

  19. Siber-H
    11:38 am on August 20th, 2013

    Good Morning All

    Those are Giant sized Huskies in Bluekat’s picture. They could pass for Sibers if they were smaller. Bluekat, Thanks for the photos. You are not boring us.

    I can’t see the picture of te Royals’ booth either. We wish we could be there in person to visit it.

    Elmore Leonard died. He was 87.

  20. Masquers
    11:51 am on August 20th, 2013

    Siber! Oh, no…Elmore Leonard! He was a favorite author around here. Justified is based on one of his stories. Fire in the Hole!

    I had no idea Huskies weighed that much. No wonder these Iditarod teams are slower than the smaller dogs.

  21. Herd of Hounds
    12:30 pm on August 20th, 2013

    BSD: No apologies for weekday alliterations, we love ’em.
    Amalia: OMDawg! your booth! Mom used to schlepp her friend’s homemade soaps, potions and lotions to fairs for her so she knows how much work you have to set up that beautiful; booth. Your product is over the top too 🙂

  22. Herd of Hounds
    12:38 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Macy’s Mom: you mean one of these? Only way she can reach kitchen shelves 🙂

  23. Masquers
    12:45 pm on August 20th, 2013

    CHobbit: HOH has it right…Chet’s story of today was most certainly a follow up to the reference of yesterday by you, you, you.

    Macy’s Mom: You scored some kool stuff from the neighbor’s house…he that was kicked to the curb. It is very sad about the mom who was sent to “one of those places” to live out her days.

  24. Melanie
    1:19 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Ver – i = son has decided to be slow today. I am still downloading Golinka and Storyteller’s booth.

    I am thinking about taking my walk, then on to a nap . . Peaches can wait.

    Oh, and I’m freezing them.

    I got eggs from my acupuncturist’s chickens. They are excellent eggs.

  25. Herd of Hounds
    1:24 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Melanie: Egg-sell-ant!

  26. Melanie
    1:25 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Wow, it sure looks like a lot more than I saw it last. I’m not sure Golinka has any fingers left!

    Zoë and I looked at one of those stools in an antique shop. YIKES!

    Macy, love that you rescued the quilts. Glad you are getting rid of the neighbor.

  27. Melanie
    1:25 pm on August 20th, 2013

    HOH, snort!

  28. c.hobbit
    1:38 pm on August 20th, 2013

    HOH: I try to be more psychic than psycho but some days are a toss up. Actually my friends do think I have psychic tendencies. It was much more prevalent when I was a child/teenager. My teens were rather bizarre.

    I always enjoy news about the nation within.

  29. Herd of Hounds
    1:48 pm on August 20th, 2013

    CHobbit: Teen is to bizarre as pb is to jelly, love is to marriage, as bacon is to eggs and here we are…full circle!

  30. BearSpiritDog
    2:37 pm on August 20th, 2013

    About Eggs. We just read an article about the Different Kinds of Eggs sold. Had always thought Organic & Free-Range were okay, but it turns out Only Pastured are Safe.
    The O’Howlers are ahead of the game.

    Melanie: Freezing the Peaches better than slaving over a hot stove in our opinion. Memories of peach canning days in our youth can still send shudders up the spine. Then too, it always seemed an Opportune Time for company (usually picky relatives) to drop in unexpectedly. Gah.

  31. BearSpiritDog
    2:45 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Along these same lines…Just saw a book on Amazon called Eating on the Wild Side that looks very interesting.

  32. Macy's mom
    3:44 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Sharon, yep that is it, except ours is not quite that nice, but some new feet and a little soap and water and it will be allowed in the house. I have washed two of the quilts, one more to go.

    Said neighbor is now sitting out in the driveway, guarding the “treasures” on the curb from pickers. It is 95 degrees and he can’t go in the house because the cops changed the locks. There is a 70’s vintage TV and a bunch of trash. I went through a lot of it and pulled out the recyclables, but we are out of bins (and energy).

  33. Tupper' Mama
    4:37 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Whew – little break in the show day while folks go home for dinner. Then it will get busy again later.

    These are 14 hour days, so we will be doing nothing but show, get to hotel, shower and sleep. And repeat for 5 more days.

    Macy’s Mom – so very glad the NFH is going going gone. And happy that you rescued some treasures.

    So far we have resisted the siren call of fried pickles. We decided to stick with the plain old hamburg, hot dog stands for lunch, and the Greek salad place for dinner. And the gourmet bakery for the heck of it.
    Did you know that you can actually hear the little tiny voices of chocolate chips when they call you?

  34. c.hobbit
    4:54 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Tupper’s Mama: I walk really fast down the aisle that has chocolate chips. Sometimes I succumb to their siren call.

    Meeting with the vet today with Sadie to discuss medicine. I think they wanted an appointment so they can bill me instead of just talking to me on the phone. Vet tech suggested a calming cap (made by the Thundershirt company). Anyone have an opinion?

  35. Herd of Hounds
    4:58 pm on August 20th, 2013

    CHobbit: would it work on you? There’s got to be something.

  36. BearSpiritDog
    5:00 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Lol. Chocolate Chip voices! No wonder Chocolate is so hard to resist.
    No sign of Wose and Grizz? Wonder where she is…..probably waiting for the weekend.
    All we know is she has been MIA way Too Long.

  37. dawson
    5:01 pm on August 20th, 2013

    I have an old kitchen step stool like that, in much worse shape than that very pretty red one. Mine is green-ish, at least where there is still paint on it.

  38. BearSpiritDog
    5:03 pm on August 20th, 2013

    C.Hobbit: Well…It is reasonably priced and has a 100% Guarantee. How can you go wrong?

  39. Masquers
    5:13 pm on August 20th, 2013

    They are advising that in some cases it works best with the ThunderShirt.

  40. Barb & Maggie
    6:03 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Barb is back home from lunch and the movies. They split a fajita combo of chicken/steak/shrimp, rice and beans and the trimmings. To drink, mango ice tea. The Butler is excellent, but take a tissue ot two. Forrest Whittaker and Oprah do a great job as well as many other actors who were cast as political characters.

  41. c.hobbit
    6:13 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Yes, I might give the calming cap a go–it has to be ordered as none are available locally. My poor dog is going to end up looking like a basket case!

  42. B. Stover
    6:14 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Amalia: The jewelry in your booths are beautiful. I’d love to buy a turquoise bracelet and earring set. Is that possible?

  43. BearSpiritDog
    6:26 pm on August 20th, 2013

    A Little Late on the uptake here (sorry Chet) but just wanted to say…the Big Blog Headline today is a definite Winner.

    C.Hobbit: Between the ThunderShirt, ThunderCap and Rescue Remedy there has to be an answer. About the time you get all this Paraphernalia for Sadie the Long Trips will be over.

    Barb&Magpie: Thanks for the Review. The Butler sounds like a movie we would like to see.

    B: We love Turquoise Jewelery too. Those were some Beautiful Pieces in Amalia’s showcases.

  44. Masquers
    6:38 pm on August 20th, 2013

    There’s a ThunderShirt for kats! Mom says it could be helpful on those anxious trips to the vet….If she could get it on me that is.

  45. Gus and BooBear
    6:58 pm on August 20th, 2013

    CHobbit, we think what Sadie needs is another dog riding with you. A calming sedate traveling companion!

  46. Macy the min-pin
    7:15 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Gus! Good to see you back, furry little friend.

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:50 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Golinka!…She shore has been busy!…snort!…That is a lot of jewelry, and bears and other stuff…sniff!…Wow!….Maybe most of it is already gone by now…chuffle!

  48. Barb & Maggie
    7:54 pm on August 20th, 2013

    C. Hobbit. What do you think about that idea? Has Sadie ever been an only dog? Maybe a 4 legged companion would have a calming effect.

  49. Herd of Hounds
    8:04 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Still light but a long day here, Mom did another DR. and 2 tests 🙁 Daddy Dawg leaves for Reno tomorrow for a week with his daughter and 2 of the g sons. Mom says we are climbing under the covers early and “woe betide” anyone who bothers her! Nighty night.

  50. Melanie
    8:04 pm on August 20th, 2013

    C. Hobbit had another dog. I don’t know if that dog was a calming influence. Now what she needs is an older Newf. THAT is a calming influence.

    Chocolate. Since Zoë discovered her blood iron level was low AND that chocolate has iron in it, there has been no stopping her. She makes an excellent chocolate chocolate brownie.

    Read for most of the day today. It’s been wonderful.

  51. Melanie
    8:05 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Snigglefritz!! I forgot to say hi to Gus.

    HI GUS!!!

  52. Melanie
    8:07 pm on August 20th, 2013

    This picture just came up on the right top. I don’t know who this is, but this Friend of Chet’s photo is excellent.

  53. Melanie
    8:07 pm on August 20th, 2013
  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:11 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Melanie!…That is beautiful Bud!…snort!

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:33 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Maskers!….Like you and Bear, we are going to re-watch the second episode of Breaking Bad….heh!….Someone here thinks we have missed some crucial stuff. I don’t think so, but well I will watch it with her after we go and water our puny tomater plants…sniff!

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:34 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Helton!…Todd Helton turned 40 today and is still playing baseball…Woooooo!….The Todd Father….snort!….I bow down to him…chuffle!

  57. BearSpiritDog
    9:06 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Rio: We watched the First Episode again also…these are the Very Last Episodes and then this Greatest of Shows will be GONE, Gone, gone. Sob. Thanks for mentioning Talking Bad…it’s a nice addition to the show.
    You say YOUR Tomatoes are puny? Check these out.

  58. Siber-H
    9:09 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Happy Birthday to Todd Helton!!

    The Rockies could win this game for him tonight.

  59. Siber-H
    9:12 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Bear, Just pretend they are cherry tomatoes and all will be well.

  60. Masquers
    9:13 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Riö: I wish you were able to see House of Cards…the Kevin Spacey political drama on Netflix…I know your friend likes him.

    Hi Gus! Good to see you on this here blog.

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Bear!…That plant looks downright health compared to hers…heh!heh!…I will try to get her to take a photo or two of those straggly things…snort!

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:18 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Maskers!…We are watching “Talking Bad” right now with Aaron Paul and Skyler (I can’t remember her real name-she will always be Skyler to me)…heh!heh!…Aaron Paul is amazing. I hope Clarkson achieves what Aaron Paul has with one key role…chuffle!

  63. Masquers
    9:25 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Riö: I recently heard Bryan Cranston say this was the role of a lifetime…yes, it is…and for all of them.
    Haven’t seen the latest Talking Bad yet…thanks for reminding me!
    Ever since knowing YSAS from the blog we are playing very close attention to the extras in the background.

  64. BearSpiritDog
    9:29 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Siber-H: It may very well BE a Cherry Tomato Plant. Dog knows it’s not what we expected. Taste Test coming up soon!

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Gah!…We can’t re-watch the second episode till the timer on ON DEMAND is up!…grunt!….It is sooooo freakin’ weird to see Hank on Under the Dome right now while we starting the new season of Breaking Bad…Weird!

  66. Barb & Maggie
    9:41 pm on August 20th, 2013

    BSD, Is it a cherry? We thought you ordered heirlooms. Does not look like an heirloom, however, we are finding that they do better in the ground than in containers.

    Have to say good night now.

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:41 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Chickens!…Hey, chickens are being featured in the latest episode of Under the Dome…snort!…Howlers should pay close attention…heh!heh!…Chicken Dinner coming up! Maybe!…chorkel!!

  68. BearSpiritDog
    9:56 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Gah! We Have to Wait until Friday to watch Under the Dome on Amazon Prime, but it’s well worth it…No Commercials.

    Barb&Magpie: This Isn’t one that was ordered. It’s a Strange Mystery Plant. We did, however, WANT a Cherry Tomato Plant. Looks like we may have gotten our wish.

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:00 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Maskers!…Remember the Head on the turtle down Mexico Way???…snort!…That guy is on Talking Bad episode 2….heh!…He is one scary looking dude even cleaned up and dressed up…yeeep!…It is his bragging right now.

  70. BearSpiritDog
    10:11 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Tonight! Full Sturgeon Moon. Get Ready to Howl.

  71. Masquers
    10:14 pm on August 20th, 2013

    The head episode was VERY intense. I’m going to check this guy out now.

  72. Siber-H
    10:43 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Bear, That would be Full Sturgeon Wolf Moon. It is cloudy here…no full moon

    night all

  73. c.hobbit
    10:49 pm on August 20th, 2013

    So my vet and I went over all the medicines that have been tried this summer including both the prescription and over-the-counter drugs for humans and dogs. All belong to different families of drugs. So what she recommended was something really different: Trazodone. I started laughing because it is what I take at night to sleep. If I don’t take it, I don’t sleep. So Sadie and I will be sharing drugs at least on travel days.

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:58 pm on August 20th, 2013

    CHobbit!…How can you Not Sleep?…snort!…I and everyone I know sleeps at the drop of a pillow around here…heh!heh!…Maybe you need to work at the busy-place or have Me n’ Beau’s busy schedule each day…yawn!…How can you NOT sleep? This is a real question. Of all stupid questions I have ever asked, this is a Real Question….wuffle!

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:03 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Buried!…We can now watch or re-watch the second episode of Breaking Bad…grunt!…But now everyone is “TIRED” and wants to “SLEEP”…sniff!…These are strange words for CHobbit apparently, she does not sleep unless she is drugged…grunt!…I do worry about her even MORE now…sniff!

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:11 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Goodnight!…It will take me about 1 minute to fall asleep in my warm soft bed with all my baseball toys in all the right places once my head hits the cover…heh!…Beau is already up there with his four paws in the air. She will piddle around in her bathroom for about 15 minutes and I will be sound asleep for 14 minutes by the time she gets herself in the big bed…grunt!…Sleep is never a medical issue around this joint, let me tell youse!…groggle!yawn!

  77. BearSpiritDog
    11:15 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Siber-H: My Mistake…It IS the Full Sturgeon Wolf Moon…of course.
    Yes…Time for Sleep…G’night here too – Bear

  78. c.hobbit
    11:25 pm on August 20th, 2013

    Rio…Years ago when I was in the hospital overnight I mentioned that I couldn’t sleep without Trazodone. For some reason they didn’t believe me since I was on pain meds from surgery. Sure enough, every aide that came in all night long to check my stats got a hello from me. I have tried a few times decreasing the dosage by half without success. Maybe now that I am retired, I could someday try not taking it for a week and see what happens.

  79. Belle Starr
    11:42 pm on August 20th, 2013

    My Two-legged is still working at the top of the world with her laptop. Not to worry, Pancho and Lefty hot wired the Bid-O-Matic 3000 so I can now post on this here blog. Like my Two-legged, my internet access is limited even when Lefty holds his tail at attention and Pancho stands on three paws. We here are thinking about and missing youse all.

    I am missing my very, most special, best friend, Wose. My Four-legged is going to blur me to Wose so I can make sure the Quilt is tucked snuggly around her.

    Golinka: Beautiful! Just beautiful! Wishing you a very successful show.

    Rio: My Two-legged doesn’t sleep well either. Maybe I should get her a fancy shirt and cap.

    Night all youse. I hope to be back more later this week.

  80. Staff
    12:07 am on August 21st, 2013

    I would like to see CHobbit in a ThunderShirt and cap…

    Today I got to release a Sphinx Moth. It stayed on my finger for a long time and then…flew into the meadow. Here is a picture. It was hot hot hot here today. We are finally getting our hot weather and the farmers are not happy because we haven’t had rain for weeks.

    Everyone was having problems at the quilt shop tonight. Machines were behaving badly and blocks were being sewn backwards and upside down. We didn’t have enough seam rippers. We couldn’t figure out what was wrong. We decided it was that moon.

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