Get Well Soon, Bruno!

A hero from the nation within. (Hat tip Keely Hall and Dan Fitchie.)


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95 Responses to “Get Well Soon, Bruno!”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    7:00 am on March 22nd, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! Lots of pawrayers for hero Bruno and a big retirement package. ML, so good to hear from you and your foto was special. Missed a couple of our blog family yesterday but know we will hear from everyone soon.
    Let’s put a smile on this Saturday 🙂

  2. O'Howlers
    7:46 am on March 22nd, 2014

    Good morning. Happy Saturday.
    Poor Bruno. He really is a hero.
    We really hate when a Member of the Nation Within is referred to as “it”. Does that bug youse guys too?

  3. Wose-the small and meek
    8:04 am on March 22nd, 2014


    Hope Bruno is feeling tip-top soon!

    O’Howlers, yes it does bother me when people refer to the nation within! and even Kats as it. Youse all are dogs and Kats with feelings, love, and devotion.

    Yikes! Off to do taxes!

  4. Princess Sam
    8:19 am on March 22nd, 2014

    Loulou will go to her playgroup this morning. I hope she gets really tired out because she’s coming to my house after the playgroup. She needs to be exhausted so she won’t keep pouncing on me.

  5. Basil and Sage
    8:55 am on March 22nd, 2014

    Princess Sammie – and what is the matter with pouncing, we ask you. Pouncing is good. It is a skill. Tell LouLou to come here and we will show her some real professional pouncing techniques.

    Good morning all. Even you Batty Howlers.


  6. bluecat
    9:05 am on March 22nd, 2014

    Good morning all.

    This is GLAD’s portrait of me-me-me.

    Re: bats. Our neighbor had bats in the attic (they don’t have a belfry). It was fun to watch the little guys come out at dusk, a few at a time, very quickly, from the louver. The neighbors patched the holes. He wanted to put up a bat house. She wanted the bats to go away. So they did.

  7. B. Stover
    9:07 am on March 22nd, 2014

    Bruno is a brave beauty. Get well buddy.

    Good morning all.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    9:10 am on March 22nd, 2014

    Bluecat, what a lovely portrait. Something to treasure.

  9. B. Stover
    9:14 am on March 22nd, 2014

    There is a good interview on YouTube with Jim Franigone. (Click on the site in the Facebook box on the right.)

  10. Luna, Mother Over the House of Plunder
    9:15 am on March 22nd, 2014

    Here is hoping Bruno is feeling tip-top in no time.

    ML: Thank you for posting the photo of Rick and his best girl. You are in our prayers.

    Princess Sam: When Tenz was but a pup, I found that sitting on him took the pounce right out of him. It worked until he for bigger than me.

  11. Tenzing
    9:17 am on March 22nd, 2014

    Princess: It is true. I spent the first six months of my life thinking I was a dog pillow. At the time I didn’t understand it, but now realize it trained me for making a great pillow.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    9:23 am on March 22nd, 2014

    (Lucy Lou, whispering) Shh, enough with the dog pillows. I have convinced mom that her ankles are my pillow.

  13. B. Stover
    9:32 am on March 22nd, 2014

    Just read yesterday’s comments. Sorry, Rio already mentioned the Jim Franigone interview. (I have all of the audio books of the Chet and Bernie series and he does an excellent job “enacting” them.)

    Love the picture of Rick and Belle.

  14. Barb & Maggie
    10:02 am on March 22nd, 2014

    Good morning all. We are in for a crazy week here. Sammy, the testosterone laden Newfie has arrived for a little 8 day vaca, while his family goes to Florida. Plus Lyla and Jack are here for a few hours. Oh boy, we have a full house!

    Sammy can’t decide whether to pester me or Lucy. Lucy seems to really like him, but I find him annoying with all that sniffing.

    Sammy, having Loulou pouncing on you ain’t nuttin!

    Poor Bruno. Glad the shooter got what he deserved. And no, we don’t like it when they call him an IT.

  15. dawson
    10:14 am on March 22nd, 2014

    Bruno is not an “it”. Hope he feels better soon.

    With what did you knock the bat down? Did you pick it up with your bare hands?!

    Wose: Hope the taxman doesn’t bite you!

    Princess Sam: I wouldn’t count on Loulou getting tired out at playgroup. She seems to have limitless energy. I suggest taking Mama Lina’s advice. Under no circumstances should you allow Basil and Sage to give her pouncing lessons.

    Macy’sMom: Love the expression on Rick’s face in that photo.

    BlueCat: That is a beautiful drawing of BlueCat. Is that pastels? GLAD is super talented. Remember the drawing of KirbyPenworthy? Amazing.
    More talent: I just finished re-reading For The Love of Puppies by Dan Montaque in which drawings of the Newfoundlands are by OTAS. A beautiful little book and ditto on the drawings.

    A beautiful sunny day. A walk down to the lake is on the agenda.

  16. O'Howlers
    10:52 am on March 22nd, 2014

    The bat was swatted with a fly swatter, then picked up with a paper towel. We checked our attic. No bats. We do have bats in the barn, and appreciate them there.
    We keep meaning to buy all of the C&B audio books. It is on the to-do list.
    Bluecat, we’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: you are the most bee-a-utiful cat ever. Even T.C. agrees. Mom is kicking herself for not getting a GLAD portrait of Dima. Maybe if she gets a good photo of Annie post-shedding…pondering…
    It is a lovely day here. The ‘rents went to a farm Barb and Maggie would love, and came home with pork and (whispering) chicken. Yumm.
    Kat can pounce with the best of ’em. Oh yes she can.

  17. Herd of Hounds
    11:01 am on March 22nd, 2014

    OH: Fern is probable fortunate that chickens do not have much of a sense of smell, heh, heh, heh. It could create (dum, dum, dum) Poultrynoia.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    11:05 am on March 22nd, 2014

    Diane (or anyone with a warped perception of humor): A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.

  19. Staff
    11:32 am on March 22nd, 2014


    Love the picture of Rick and Belle.

  20. Siber-H
    11:54 am on March 22nd, 2014

    Prayers for Bruno’s recovery. A K9 police officer was shot yesterday in Albuquerque. He (not it) is in the vet hospital in critical condition. The perp is dead…too bad.

    Bluecat, That painting is so amazing. You are one good looking kat girl. I have said this before, but I will say it again…GLAD should be famous. She is the best!

    ML, Thanks for last night’s photo. I know Rick Belle enjoyed their visit.

  21. Siber-H
    11:58 am on March 22nd, 2014

    Fellow Sibers? Could GLAD do a portrait of Dima from a photograph?
    I do not know exactly how this is done.

  22. Wolfie
    12:01 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Bruno is a very brave officer. I hope that Chet never gets shot; I don’t think I could bear it.

  23. Diane C.
    12:23 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Hello All–I just got off the phone with the Anaheim PD who said that although Bruno “took quite a serious hit” he was stable and still being monitored. I’ll keep you all informed. I am so sorry to hear about the Albuquerque officer.
    However, since we are all still thinking of our dear friend and the transiory nature of what we call life, I also just double-checked a nice bit of physics (and recall that matter is energy multiplied by the square of the speed of light):

  24. Diane C.
    12:26 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    HOH–thanks for another groaner–you may be sure I’ll share it widely. I wish I had something to offer in exchange. Well, actually, when I showed up for class yesterday NOT wearing purple (I had been, for our friend) a student asked how Snowhook did in the race, which is (I hope) worth noting.
    Have I offered this racy question from my days in middle school (back in the Dark Ages): How do you tell if a girl is ticklish?

  25. Wose-the small and meek
    12:28 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Back from taxes. We are getting money back. Hurray!

    Bluecat, That is a stunning portrait! GLAD is blessed to be so talented. How large is the portrait?

  26. Diane C.
    12:38 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Wose–Congratulations on the refund! I hardly dare hope and my appointment isn’t for a week or so yet.

    Plunder Investment Group–So did you come up with anything that looked interesting during your meeting? (My two most recent stocks are circling the drain…)

  27. Basil and Sage
    12:52 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Diane C. – two motions were made, seconded and unanimously passed at the P I G Annual Meeting.
    1. We will support Snowhook in the coming year
    2. We will continue to support each other for years to come.

    Best meeting resolutions ever.

  28. Basil and Sage
    12:53 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Sorry, but we don’t understand going to the market for stock. We get fed regularly without having to shop.

  29. Diane C.
    1:21 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    B and S–Aha! Gotcha. Sounds like a more productive meeting than most that I attends.
    HOH–I JUST saw the poultrynoia ref. Now I have to go lie down with a cloth on my forehead…

  30. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:42 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Refund!…My friend just got back from having her taxes done and she says we are getting a large refund….yippeeee!…She also says it will probably all go towards fixing up my other house once those renters are gone (in two weeks!!!!)…grunt!

  31. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:46 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Awwwww!…What a great foto of Rick and Bella The Half-Pug…snort!…Now if I was sitting on Rick’s lap he would have an altogether different expression. Just ask Gramps….sniff!

  32. Herd of Hounds
    2:00 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Basil and Sage may not shop, but they keep good minutes of meetings 🙂
    Diane, thanks for the mc2 reminder. Sometimes it helps.
    Siber H hard to imaging the 2 brave K9s have been hurt so close together. Poor boys. Also the perps got what they deserved.

  33. O'Howlers
    2:27 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Siber-H, we are very sorry to hear about the brave Albuquerque officer. We hope he recovers. Glad the perp got his.
    We think GLAD does the portraits from photos, but not sure we have the “right” photo of Dima. It is worth looking though. Thanks for reminding us that is the way to go.

  34. Siber-H
    2:32 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Rio has my favorite picture of Dima, but I do not know if it would work for a portrait.

  35. bluecat
    3:15 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Dawson – the portrait is pastels.

    Wose – it’s 5×7

    GLAD worked from a snapshot mom emailed to her, then snail mailed to her, so any picture of Dima should work. She’s very good at capturing the spirit of the animal in the portrait. She’s surely intuitive.

    Loved the picture of Rick and Belle. Thoughts with them today.

  36. bluecat
    3:19 pm on March 22nd, 2014


  37. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:41 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Rebecca!…snort!….Or Luna check your SDD asap…sniff!

  38. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:42 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Glad!…I wonder if Glad could make me look good…hmmmm!snort!

  39. Chet The Dog
    4:12 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Thanks, Diane C., for the update on Bruno. – Admin

  40. Basil and Sage
    4:18 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Rio- she’s an artist, not a magician.


  41. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:39 pm on March 22nd, 2014


  42. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:40 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Harvey!…Since the weather is CRAP again this weekend we are downstairs watching that ole Jimmy Stewart movie, “Harvey”….chorkle!….I love Jimmy Stewart….sniff!

  43. Princess Sam
    4:50 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Rio, are you getting any of your brutal walks or is the weather too bad for that too?

  44. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:08 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Sammie!…This weather pisses my friend off every weekend….snort!…She has all these brutal walks planned for me and they are not happening because of the lousy weather every weekend….heh!heh!… Beau conveniently hurt his back leg again by falling off the top of a big chair during a Kat-Watch scuffle…grump!…He gets out of everything right now…sniff!

  45. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:36 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Jimmy!…I always think of Wookie and Teddy’s Paw when I see a Jimmy Stewart movie…snort!…A kind gentle giant of a man…snorke!…Very talented but very concerned about others. Wookies’ Paw is as good as my Paw. I sure wish he would post more these days…sniff!

  46. Basil and Sage
    5:38 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Rio – we here love “Harvey” too. Would you believe the Storyteller has never seen it? He doesn’t even know what a Pooka is.

  47. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:06 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Pooka!…I do not believe that at all…heh!…I mean I do not believe that the StoryTeller does not know what a Pooka is?…heh!heh!…You have to make sure he watches this movie at some point in his life….chuffle~

  48. Herd of Hounds
    6:07 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Jimmy Stewart made so many good and memorable films. Yes gentle is the word, for both the man and the time he traveled.

  49. Tupper and Gilly
    6:07 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    We have a question for Siber or any of the Snowhook family. We were just watching a show that was talking about Samoyeds. They said they were bred to herd reindeer and pull sleds.
    But while there are teams of Siberians in the Iditarod, we wonder if anyone has ever run Samoyeds.

  50. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:09 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Watching!…WE are still watching Harvey…heh!..It is almost over though ….grunt!…High School Director, my Friend, Play = Harvey…she has a fondness beyond what I imagine for it..chuffle!

  51. Herd of Hounds
    6:20 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Golinka, an SDD just for you…or 2

  52. Siber-H
    6:30 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    T&G I do not think anyone has ever run Samoyeds in the Iditarod.
    Why, I don’t know.
    I can say for sure that Sibers have never herded reindeer.

  53. Herd of Hounds
    6:43 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Samoyed websitenet says they are used in limited distance, up to 60 miles but no explanation why. The only Sammy mom ever knew was not pleasant but a sneaky bitey guy. Hopefully other are nicer.

  54. O'Howlers
    6:55 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    We have had a perfect day. Outside, with the ‘rents and the hens and the horses. Spring is fun.

  55. Herd of Hounds
    6:56 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    B-i-l in Niles, MI says the robins are going crazy 🙂

  56. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:02 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Spring!…Is is definitely NOT here yet….grump!

  57. Herd of Hounds
    7:03 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Rio, it wants to be here but 4 nights of Brrrrrr are coming.

  58. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:04 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Pizza!…My friend just ate the last piece of left-over pizza from when her old friend from MA was here…sob!…She misses her a lot already. There is no comfort I can give at this time….sneeze!

  59. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:08 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Non-Profit!….All youse guys in the know about this, here is a question for you….grunt!..Does Snowhook Kennels qualify as a Non-Profit Organization?…wheeze!

  60. Herd of Hounds
    7:17 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Rio, don’t think they are a 504C, but we don’t know…would be nice.
    Mom doesn’t do wonderfluffed but “chewed on by rats”. The girls at the snip place all yelled when she came in, “How was Alaska?” Kinda nice 🙂

  61. c.hobbit
    7:27 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Rio: I am pretty sure the answer is no. Don’t you think they aspire to be a “for profit” outfit????

    A nice sunny day. I spent a couple of hours of it at the library shelving books. I so enjoy it–and checked out 3 to bring home. Now to read…

  62. O'Howlers
    7:29 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    There are loads of robins in the creek pasture. We saw these flowers popping up in the yard.

  63. O'Howlers
    7:30 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    And then there was this whooly bugger, which here in PA Dutch Country, forecasts a bad winter ahead. WTH

  64. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:40 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Confused!…..snort!…Someone here cannot deduct Snowhook on her taxes so she thinks they are a non-profit organization….grunt!….Right?

  65. Barb & Maggie
    7:45 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    I thought you could deduct if they are a non-profit. Staff probably knows.

  66. Herd of Hounds
    7:46 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Wooly bugger is ugly!

  67. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:00 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Confused!…Like I said. Maybe they are are Profit Organization and that is the reason..,.heh!….Like CHobbit said. They want to be a profitable organization…snort!…It has been a long day,,,wheeze!

  68. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:03 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Taxes!….This is not really about taxes, this is about researching a new Auction Central…snort!…We need something new and up-to-date…grunt!…That is the thing I am trying to figure out….sneeeze!

  69. Tupper and Gilly
    8:06 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Rio – we know that Snowhook is NOT non-profit. That question came up when Rebecca was volun-told to do a speaking engagement here.

    Unfortunately, not making a profit does not qualify you for non-profit status. If only t’were so.

  70. Herd of Hounds
    8:25 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Rio, sent you an SDD. even if we are ijiots.

  71. Siber-H
    8:29 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    If the question is can we deduct our donations to Snowhook on our taxes, the answer is no.
    Donations to Siberian Husky of NM are tax deductible.

  72. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:33 pm on March 22nd, 2014


  73. Herd of Hounds
    8:45 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Never sent monies to Snowhook thinking they were a tax deductible. Sent it because we love ’em.

  74. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:45 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Trakking!….Maskers and Company are now on their way back to Seattle…snort!…They have been in flight for about an hour and are almost to Idaho…Woooo! ….I hope they have amazing stories about their time on the Dude Ranch in Montana…heh!heh!

  75. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:46 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Taxes!…IT IS NOT ABOUT TAXES DAWG_DAMMIT!…Read!…Every word…grunt!…What the hell…sniff!

  76. Herd of Hounds
    8:48 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Back at you, Rio

  77. Herd of Hounds
    8:55 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    OK, calming down.We need to readjust. Someone is gone and we need to keep this here blog on an even keel.

  78. Herd of Hounds
    8:58 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Late here and not able to stay on much later. Purple solidarity ???? Please?
    Need to rest, will be back on in the A.M.

  79. Barb & Maggie
    9:00 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Signing off. Night noodles.

  80. c.hobbit
    9:07 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Purple solidarity indeed…

    And now for the weather report. This is especially for the O’Howlers:

  81. c.hobbit
    9:09 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    I wonder if Snowhook incorporated, we could be investors? I wonder what some of the other big mushing kennels do?

  82. Tupper and Gilly
    9:30 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    CHobbit – we like that poster. That’s how we feel too. We are going to have temps back in the 20’s this week.

    It was sunny here today, but the wind….. Oh my! Even Callie the Snow Dog didn’t want to be outside.

    Spring does follow winter, right? It’s gonna get here eventually, right?

  83. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:30 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Grunt!…I need an ice cream sandwich…sniff!

  84. c.hobbit
    9:47 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Has the Chet: A Dog’s Life headline for the blog always been purple or am I just now noticing it with the passing of our friend? Also, when you hover over the tabs, they change from white to purple. Very cool.


  85. Luna
    10:14 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Rio: Do you have any idea how many ice cream sandwiches the Giant ate when he and the Pixie were in Nome. Twenty-two! The place they stayed had a small refrigerator that only had space for ice cream sandwiches. The Giant did not complain. Did he gain an ounce? My Lady says no.

  86. c.hobbit
    10:18 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Rio: after you finish your ice cream sandwich, check your SDD

    Belle Starr: this sloth bear baby needs a tummy rub

  87. Belle Starr
    10:20 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    CHobbit: Must have…or very bad mood….

  88. c.hobbit
    10:23 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    Belle Starr:

  89. Staff
    10:58 pm on March 22nd, 2014

    C Hobbit you are such a tease…

    Nighty noodle youdle

  90. Wolfie
    12:50 am on March 23rd, 2014

    Bella, check your SDD when you have a moment…..

  91. c.hobbit
    1:04 am on March 23rd, 2014

    I was hoping ML would check in before I called it a night. The days and nights must be very long for her.

    Oodles of noodles…

  92. Diane C.
    4:35 pm on March 23rd, 2014

    Awww…where is the “photo of Rick and Bell the half-pug”? That isn’t Belle Starr, right?

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