Go, Booker!

Hero dog from Chet and Bernie’s part of the world.


And here he is:


Welcome BJ, Luna & Belle Starr (from Snowhook Kennel).


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99 Responses to “Go, Booker!”

  1. Princess Sam
    9:25 am on July 8th, 2013

    Good morning! The noise and booms are over!

  2. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:34 am on July 8th, 2013

    Good morning, Sammie.

    Booker is very handsome.

  3. B. Stover
    9:34 am on July 8th, 2013

    Good morning all.

  4. Rose
    9:41 am on July 8th, 2013

    Greetings All!

    Mama Luna and Belle Starr, FOC’s!!! Are you wanted in 50 states/ is that why we don’t see your beautiful faces?

  5. Barb & Maggie
    10:03 am on July 8th, 2013

    Good morning all. Good for Booker. This is just another example of why breed specific bans are wrong.

    If Booker was taken in a drug raid he had probably been involved in fighting, or possibly trained for it. And now look how much good he is doing. Even most of the Vick pits were able to be rehomed, thanks to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.

  6. Barb & Maggie
    10:20 am on July 8th, 2013

    We posted a while ago but it has not shown up, so will just say good morning all.

  7. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:29 am on July 8th, 2013

    Testing!…Is the blog working this morning or is it off playing tennis?…grunt!

  8. c.hobbit
    10:35 am on July 8th, 2013

    Pitbull as a hero. 🙂

    BelleStarr: I don’t know if this has been posted before but I thought of you the whole time I watched it. This could be you one day! Drag your owner over to the computer and hit play. The key to getting what you want [wearing your owner down] is repetition. What is one little kitten out of 42 dogs. Never give up. I have it on good authority that kittens love sparkly things = purrfection! Good luck. If it doesn’t work, I’ll get a kitten when I move to Anchorage and you can visit us.

  9. Barb & Maggie
    10:57 am on July 8th, 2013

    What happened to our post? We mentioned Vick pits and Best Friends. Did that do it?

  10. Herd of Hounds
    11:06 am on July 8th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Go, Booooker! Dog wants a kat video is priceless and Clyde has some eyebrows. We promise not to gritch and moan about the weather here if nobody gives us grief about the schooool roooof collapse in Dandridge, TN (about 2 hrs from here)

    Since we promised not to whine about weather we can’t have a messy Monday, so, how about a Macy Monday?

  11. Rose
    11:31 am on July 8th, 2013

    Belle Starr: This is the perfect video for you to perfect your asking for a kitty of your own. Make sure Mama Luna and your two-legged see it too!

    I like today’s Google Doodle. :^)

  12. Belle Starr
    11:34 am on July 8th, 2013

    CHH: It’s like the dog knows exactly what I’m thinking.

  13. Barb & Maggie
    11:59 am on July 8th, 2013

    HOH, We won’t give you grief, but we did see the school roof collapse this morning, and wondered how far you were from there. Were there injuries? Last year we had drought conditions which wrecked the corn and bean crops. This year we are like you, getting too much rain.

    We just watched the Ken Burns dvds on the Dust Bowl episode in American history. Biggest man made environmental disaster in US history. Lethal combo of drought, stupidity and greed.

  14. Barb & Maggie
    12:05 pm on July 8th, 2013

    OK, now our 10:03 post is there. What caused it to be moderated? Any ideas?

  15. Melanie
    12:08 pm on July 8th, 2013

    In the almost words of Farmer Hoggett, “That’ll do, pit. That’ll do.”

  16. Herd of Hounds
    12:13 pm on July 8th, 2013

    B&M: Nobody hurt. Like everything, Dandridge is 2 hours from here. Mmm? Maybe life is 2 hours from here and we just haven’t heard. Moderated because??? Maybe fear of an opinion using words like “lethal” and “stupidity”?

    CHobbit: We got a neat package from the North Pole today. Lots of pretty things and an Ant Colony! Exciting. TY.

  17. B. Stover
    12:15 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Barb: Perhaps “drug raid”?

  18. Barb & Maggie
    12:15 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Sharon, that is not the one that was moderated – go back to 10:03.

  19. Barb & Maggie
    12:17 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Bee, Good point!

  20. Herd of Hounds
    12:20 pm on July 8th, 2013

    B&M:Just read it. Am with HRH B on this, or what I said before. Having loved Ella Fitz for her 8 1/2 years we watched her change people’s minds about pits.

  21. Gus & BooBear
    12:30 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Snowbella, glad to find out you weren’t in the plane crash outside of Anchorage this morning. We know you fly off to all kinds of places in small planes so we got a little worried!


  22. c.hobbit
    12:30 pm on July 8th, 2013

    HOH: ant colony????

  23. Herd of Hounds
    12:39 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Oops, we meant Ant Farm. It’s ok. they were in OUR mail box, guess the ground was too wet 🙁 (Not a weather gritch) Hey CH mom wants to know if you own stock in the 3M company. Lots of tape.

  24. c.hobbit
    12:45 pm on July 8th, 2013

    HOH: heh, heh. Never too much tape or padding–take that TMGs! You should see the Christmas presents I wrap. Not for the faint of heart.

  25. Herd of Hounds
    1:01 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Emma P here and I told them not to do it! Lucy Lou the labradoo and Darah Thea are ganging up on mom and misbehaving! LL went fishing in the fish pond and got a 5 in. goldfish. Then Darah distracted her by going for a swim and drip dry. When mom looked, LL had eaten half the fish while sitting on the couch! At least Darah out the mud rug on the couch as a placemat for her. Mom was angry!

  26. Herd of Hounds
    1:03 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Gah… out should have been PUT. Darned big paws.

  27. Mollypop's Mom
    1:06 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Oh no! Amazon in Japan is hiring goats and even giving them ID cards. We’re doomed!

  28. Macy
    1:26 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Great! Does that mean that they will get first crack at all the packages? Maybe that is why Amazon put up the fence around the building. They know!!

  29. Barb & Maggie
    1:38 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Molly’s Mom, There have been some dot coms in this country that have used goats for landscaping work. They are cheap and efficient.

  30. Barb & Maggie
    1:38 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Molly’s Mom, There have been some dot coms in this country that have used goats for landscaping work. They are cheap and efficient.

  31. Barb & Maggie
    1:40 pm on July 8th, 2013

    First they moderate me, now they do a Double Dawson! We are going to leave and take a nap. Wha-sup! BBL

  32. Melanie
    1:43 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Thought I was doing better. Noooooo.
    Back under the quilt.

  33. Herd of Hounds
    1:45 pm on July 8th, 2013

    B&M: City of Chattanooga has used those lil’ critters here to eat kudzu off Missionary Ridge.

    Melanie: be careful that Tenzing doesn’t ‘splode under there.

  34. Mollypop's Mom
    1:59 pm on July 8th, 2013

    My Plunderer mug has arrived. I love, love it!

  35. Mollypop's Mom
    2:06 pm on July 8th, 2013

    So now they’re Official Card-Carrying Marauding Goats.

  36. TMG
    2:22 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Baaaaaaaaaad. We let 2 packages out of North Pole. We will haaaaaave to work haaaaaaarder for Amazon.

  37. dawson
    3:05 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Booker, the handsome hero pit bull is a perfect fit for an internet literary club.

    I’m not giving any details to the TMG’s but I did mail a package out this morning.

    The passports are getting done sbs (slowly but surely).

  38. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:54 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Amazon!…Hiring Goats!…snort!…Even I couldn’t make that up….grunt!

  39. Princess Sam
    5:15 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Do you think that the goats applied at Amazon with fake résumés?

  40. Herd of Hounds
    5:40 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Probably sweetie. A cloven hoof can’t type.

  41. Tupper and Gilly
    5:52 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Hey everyone – been quite a long day around here. We posted this morning on yesterday’s blog since we knew we had to hit the ground running.

    So, the last detail of the day was the heating contractor here for a meeting to tell us how much the new heating system is going to cost…..

    Mama’s hair was curly after her perm the other day. Now it is standing straight up on end. What’s up with that?

  42. Barb & Maggie
    5:58 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Stopped by the library and ordered Smokey Mountain Tracks, recommended by Wookie’s Dad, and also asked if we could pre-order Unleashed by Rosenfelt. It is coming out later this month, and there was already a short waiting list for it.

  43. Princess Sam
    5:59 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Red spiked hair. Wow!

  44. Barb & Maggie
    6:03 pm on July 8th, 2013

    T & G, What happened to your heating system?

  45. Barb & Maggie
    6:25 pm on July 8th, 2013

    We have to have our parkside treee cut down. It is a beautiful green ash with EAB – Emerald Ash Bore. All the Ash trees in Woodstock will need to be cut down. The city will cut it down and carry it off for free, but we have to plant a new tree at our own expense. We will plant it on our side of the sidewalk, so the village can’t come by and trim it whenever they feel like it. We are considering a Freeman Maple. Anyone have one of these? It is a cross between a Red Maple and a Silver Maple.

  46. Staff
    6:26 pm on July 8th, 2013

    I don’t know if it is catching but a neighbor just posted a picture of a bear. It was seen between this town and the one west of us. Melanie I blame you!

  47. Staff
    6:39 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Barb, It looks like a good choice.


    My favorite nursery, Bergeson’s over in MN, offers the Autumn Blaze version. They say it is not suited to heavy alkaline soil.

    Looks beautiful to me.

  48. bluecat
    6:44 pm on July 8th, 2013

    T&G’s Mum – I love the mug. Thanks for doing all you did to get them to us.

  49. Siber-H
    6:45 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Been a busy day, but I am here for now at least….another thunder storm may be rolling in.

    I don’t know how Amazon could do this to me…hiring those stupid goats. Amazon is one of my most very favorite websites.

  50. Barb & Maggie
    6:47 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Staff, Autumn Blaze is the one we are considering. It is supposed to be a good choice for northern Illinois. We will probably wait till fall to plant. It will be the end of August before they cut down our parkside tree. In the fall we usually can find trees for 50% off, and it is a better time to plant anyway. Not as hot.

  51. Tupper and Gilly
    6:56 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Barb – remember the night our house filled with smoke and we needed to do an after hours service call? The very nice man who does our furnace maintenance tells us that our almost 60 year old heating plant is obsolete, and he can no longer get replacement parts. So we need to replace the system. Only problem is that our crazy house ( built by a crazy person) doesn’t have anything in a standard size or shape. And there aren’t any current water heaters that will fit.
    So therefore ( hat tip, Bernie) we need a whole new system.

  52. Barb & Maggie
    7:13 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Oh T & G, that is too bad. However, the new system might be much more efficient, and therefore….less costly to operate. Do you have gas hot water heat rather than gas forced air?

  53. Herd of Hounds
    7:16 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Trees, heat, storms and bears! Wowser! It is becoming quite a day…a Macy Monday! Like the maple tree 🙂

  54. Tupper and Gilly
    7:16 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Barb – we currently have oil heat. This big decision has been to switch over to natural gas.
    We aren’t sure why. Mama complains when we switch on OUR natural gas.

  55. Princess Sam
    7:17 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Both Molly’s Mom and I had maple trees, don’t know which kind. It’s the messiest tree we’ve ever seen. First comes the seed shells, then flowers, then acers, all summer long.

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:36 pm on July 8th, 2013

    System!….Sounds like we need to start a fund raiser for Golinka…sniff!….This all sounds very expensive….groan!

  57. dawson
    7:49 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Princess Sam: I agree. Our neighbor’s maple tree’s seeds are growing all over the yard and flower beds. Those “helicopter” seeds that I loved so much when I was a young girl are a real pain.

    The passport gets better and better. I’ve forgotten what it is called (something like “logo background”) but the pages in the passport are filled with the words “Plunderer passport”, “Chet the Dog” and “Snowhook Kennels” just very light and small letters so that you don’t really notice until you look a little closer, then, wow! It is very, very nice. Not too much longer…a week or maybe two.

  58. dawson
    7:51 pm on July 8th, 2013

    I have no idea why my comment at 3:05 got moderated. Mike Baker, things are getting out of control in the censor shop.

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:53 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Passport!….Dawson, you and the Turtle-guy make an Awesome-Dawson-Turtle Team!….Wooooo!…I cannot wait to see the Official Plunderer Passport…snort!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:55 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Avatar!…Come Home!..sniff!

  61. Barb & Maggie
    7:55 pm on July 8th, 2013

    OK, time to go watch Major Crimes. Love that show. Having dinner and we have the first green beans of the season. Yum!

  62. O'Howlers
    7:56 pm on July 8th, 2013

    The ‘rents just ate their first tomato of the season: a Brandywine. They say they are in heaven. We say…whatever.

    T&G, your place sounds like ours. Pop always dares people to name one single thing in outr house that we didn’t have to replace. We are always in hock around here, and Mom is always stressing about it. Our finances are a mess.

  63. Tupper and Gilly
    7:56 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Rio – Mama says you and Beau can come over anytime and have hot wings and beer. Then she will never have to worry about natural gas ever, ever again.
    We can invite the Pack too. Melanie says Franklin is especially “gifted”.

    Hey – know what? Our next show is in the hometown of OFA! Wonder if he is going to be home or off on his world tour as a New York Times Best Selling Author. Guess we better email him and find out. Besides doing the show, and hopefully visiting with either Spence or Admin, they are also going to the Cape to eat stuffed quahogs until they can’t move.

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:02 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Howlers!…Is that why you invested in all those chickens?…snort!…To see if one of them will lay a golden-egg…heh!heh!

  65. O'Howlers
    8:03 pm on July 8th, 2013

    That is their dream, Rio. Our dream has nothing to do with any old egg those chickens are going to lay. Heh heh

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:03 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Quahog!….What in the world is a quahog?…sniff!sniff!…Am I missing out on something special?…wheeze!

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:04 pm on July 8th, 2013


  68. Tupper and Gilly
    8:07 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Rio – a quahog is a giant clam. They cook the clam meat with Portuguese linguica sausage, bread crumbs, onions, celery, and hot peppers, and stuff it all back in the shell and bake it. Served with a little lemon and melted butter…what could be better?

  69. Macy
    8:11 pm on July 8th, 2013


  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:13 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Clams!…That is not something we normally eat here…gurgle!gah!…Sounds slimy and unhealthy to me…spit!

  71. O'Howlers
    8:20 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Pop loves clams. Seriously loves them. Mom, not so much.but the rest of that sounded very good, T&G.

  72. Barb & Maggie
    8:25 pm on July 8th, 2013

    We were about to ask about quahogs too. They actually sound really good!

  73. Tupper and Gilly
    8:40 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Rio – Mama wouldn’t eat a raw clam, or even a steamed one. But you chop it and bake it and she’s right there.
    And linguica sausage – yum!

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:42 pm on July 8th, 2013

    SiberH!…Our game does not come on till late!late!late!…grunt!…Oh quahogs!…sniff!

  75. Gus and BooBear
    8:42 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Staff, the quilt arrived today. The picture you posted in the Musher Boutique did not do it justice. It is just beautiful. Mom is glad the nieces aren’t in a hurry to have babies….this way she can keep it longer. Thank you so much! We don’t know if Alice or Abbie tested it, but whoever did a great job.

  76. dawson
    9:02 pm on July 8th, 2013

    T&G: I’m not sure about clams, but I’d be willing to try a quahog.

    Rio: Don’t forget Staff! She came up with the wording about the Empress Queen B. (with all the Plunderer’s input). And she has worked on the layout (although Turtleman and I didn’t quite understand what she was on about, so we did what we thought she might’ve meant). I only provided a real passport as a guide and at the proper times I utter the words, “That is gonna knock their socks off!” or “Four paws up!” or other encouraging words to keep Turtleman focused on the job.
    MacyMinPin: Kinda like a watermark but it is a continuous lettering background sometimes used on security documents whereas a water mark is usually just one stamp. Logo field! That’s it!

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:07 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Staff!…How can I forget Staff?…snort!… Even though this passport won’t look anything like what Staff envisioned, I’m sure it will be really great!….chuffle!…A true work of Art!….wheeze!

  78. Siber-H
    9:15 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Rio, I noticed how late this game begins. It seems like the Rockies are playing too many games on the West coast. I won’t object if they can actually win some.

    I would have time to eat a quahog. Nothing like that ever appears in this house.

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:30 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Siber!…I’ve been told we will be walking at 8:00…grump!…Right at the time the game starts for Pete’s Sake…grumble!..huffle!…puffle!

    Whodunnit!…Does anyone else watch this show?…heh!…Murder Mystery reality show. Pretty fun! Not to intense. I thought it would be more intense, but it is fluffy fun….chuffle!

  80. Herd of Hounds
    9:39 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Qua??? If it didn’t come out of mom’f fish pond, we are suspect!
    Mom replaced her heat/air unit about 3 years ago 🙁 Worried about $$$ too. Went with electric AC, natural gas heat and hot h2o. Working great so far!

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:42 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Yesterday!…Now, what was Melanie doing up at 2am posting strange fotos of kats…grunt!…There are “other” things she could be spending her healthy time on….snort!

  82. Herd of Hounds
    9:51 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Rio: Yes…other things! But the just befor 2 a.m. worried us too. Is the Iditarod on in July?

  83. Barb & Maggie
    9:57 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Nighty noodles.

  84. Herd of Hounds
    10:04 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Whoo hoo, since mom got the ipaw, she leaves on the night stand where we can reach it regularly 🙂 We are in heaven!

  85. Herd of Hounds
    10:40 pm on July 8th, 2013

    OK hounds, go to bed. Your mom is in control of the puter again,

  86. Belle Starr
    10:41 pm on July 8th, 2013

    G&BB: I worry about my Two-legged all the time, but for now she is right were she belongs—at home with me, me, me. Blurring is the safest form of travel.

    Passport! I can’t wait for the passport. I wonder if my Two-legged will let me bedazzle it.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:43 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Gasp!…We are home from our long walk..wheeze!cough!…The sun is low, but it is still very hot out…grunt!…Now can we please just watch the ballgame…grumble!cough!choke!

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:55 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Whew!…I only missed 2 innings during that damned walk…grunt!…And the Rockies managed to score 2 runs without me watching…Yipppeee!…2 ta Nuthing. It’s been a long time since I was able to type that bit of info…wheeze!

  89. Belle Starr
    10:59 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Rio: That’s the best news I’ve heard since you returned home from your brutal walk.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:04 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Bellie!…It is the only news you’ve heard since my return from the great outdoors…snort!

  91. Siber-H
    11:06 pm on July 8th, 2013


  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:09 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Time!…I can’t believe how fast time flies starting when my friend gets home from the damned-cursed-busy-place…sniff!…All day it drags by as Beau and I change places to snuffle and snooze…grunt!…Then all of a sudden she comes home and things start happening, supper, outside, TV!, walk(grunt), baseball game-woooo! and then it is time for bed before I can even think twice about any of it…wheeze!

  93. Belle Starr
    11:12 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Rio: Like I said—the best news I’ve heard.

    Im going to tuck my Two-legged in early tonight. Nighty nutter butters.

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:14 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Night!…Bellie!…snort!…My night is still happening for a little while yet…heh!burp!

  95. Siber-H
    11:23 pm on July 8th, 2013

    We are giving up for the night, but maybe the Rockies can win this game. I would be happier going to sleep if they had more than a 2 run lead.

    We have thunder and illegal fireworks going on here.

    Night All

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:29 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Vote!…We placed our vote tonight for Ian Desmond for the National All-Stars biggest and bestest…heh!heh!…We could have voted more, but someone is very tired…grunt!

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:43 pm on July 8th, 2013

    Score!…3 ta Nuthing!…snort!…Now my night is over – but we will be listening to the radio ….heh!heh!…Goodnight All!

  98. Staff
    12:11 am on July 9th, 2013

    Goodnight all. Dawson the passport is sounding awesome. I can’t wait to see it.

    T&G I am so sorry about your power plant. At least it is not the middle of the winter and you are out of power. sniff. I know that is not really helping…heh.

    Rio, Mr.Staff tells me that Cuddyer broke his hitting streak. We were rooting for him.

  99. Staff
    12:13 am on July 9th, 2013

    Gus and BooBear. We are so glad you like the quilt. It is hard to get a good picture of light colored fabrics. Wait until you see what I have planned for the auction.

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