Guiding Eyes for the Blind

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144 Responses to “Guiding Eyes for the Blind”

  1. O'Howlers
    7:55 am on May 30th, 2014

    Good morning, all. Gee, wonder why none of those guide dogs are Sibes?

  2. BearSpiritDog
    7:58 am on May 30th, 2014

    We here Love this Organization! Guide Dogs for the Deaf too.
    O’Howlers: Yes, wonder why? snicker.

  3. BearSpiritDog
    8:00 am on May 30th, 2014

    Chet is Very Early this morning. Nice, because so are we.
    Good Morning Everyone!

  4. O'Howlers
    8:30 am on May 30th, 2014

    BSD, You know we can find our way to anywhere.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    8:33 am on May 30th, 2014

    Howlers, we know you can find your way anywhere, but you are supposed to get your person there in one piece.

    Did everyone see our alert last night about sugarless gum? Highly toxic to us four leggeds. Much worse than chocolate! Two pieces can kill a small dog the size of Macy or LouLou. Who knew?

  6. Herd of Hounds
    8:34 am on May 30th, 2014

    Good morning OH, BSD and everyone! Great story. Mom did some cry for happy 🙂 We love service dogs. Mmm? Guide Sibes? The world isn’t ready!
    Have a frivolous Friday.

  7. B.Stover
    8:34 am on May 30th, 2014

    Interesting article.

    Good morning all.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    8:39 am on May 30th, 2014

    B&M, we had seen that before. Mom, being a retired teacher has always had a rule about NO GUM in her house 🙂 (a la Joan Crawford’s wire hangers)

  9. O'Howlers
    8:49 am on May 30th, 2014

    B&M, we did see your post about the sugarless gum. We had NO IDEA! Boris used to walk to the local ice cream bar with Mom almost every evening in the summer, back in the day. Not only did he get some ice cream, but he also got to enjoy all the chewed up/spit out gum on that parking lot. Gah!

  10. Masquers
    8:54 am on May 30th, 2014

    If Xylitol is so harmful to the Nation Within, what about 2-leggeds? Artificial sweeteners in general
    seem suspect to us.
    Howlers: Maybe back in Boris’ day it was regular chewing gum, not the sugarless variety.

  11. Diane C.
    8:54 am on May 30th, 2014

    Hello All–Leaving for the last regular class of the year. Last chance for education to occur! (I’m really tired…)
    Be well, everyone. (And no gum for anyone. Not wholesome, and impossible to consume without being unattractive.)

  12. Barb & Maggie
    8:58 am on May 30th, 2014

    Howlers, it is only the sugarless that is bad for us, due to the chemical Xylitol. Even the pre-chewed kind is bad. Barb is not a gun chewer, so we don’t have it in the house.

    HOH, Mommy Dearest! Barb’s daughters used to call her that as a joke (she thinks) if they thought she was being too strict about something. We still remember that book – NO WIRE HANGERS!!! It must have made an impression because we do not have a single wire hanger here.

    Guiding Eyes is one of the charities we give money to, or to which we give money.

  13. Herd of Hounds
    9:00 am on May 30th, 2014

    DianeC., not to mention speech around a wad of it!

  14. O'Howlers
    9:02 am on May 30th, 2014

    Masquers and Maggie, We are certain there was no such thing as artificially sweetened gum back in Boris’ day. Mom is not a gum-chewer either, but Pop used to be. Boris ate his when Pop got home from work then too.
    Also to Masquers: we agree. In fact, artificial anything should not be put in or on anyone’s body…2-legged or 4-legged.

  15. Barb & Maggie
    9:05 am on May 30th, 2014

    Howlers, Barb still gags when she remembers walking one time with her two young daughters. One of them stopped on the sidewalk, grabbed a big wad of chewing gum and popped it in her mouth before Barb could stop her. Yuck!

    Diane, we agree, when we see someone being interviewed with chewing gum in her mouth, it is very distracting, and automatically lowers the I Q of the person.

  16. BearSpiritDog
    9:11 am on May 30th, 2014

    Diane and Barb&Magpie: Yep. Chewing gum can be Very Unattractive when it is done in public.
    Pre-Chewed Gum. Yark.
    (gum. what a strange sounding word)

  17. Staff
    9:11 am on May 30th, 2014

    Off to the Cat scan. BBmuchL because afterwards I get to go to the big greenhouse in Grand Forks. A treat for Me me me.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    9:22 am on May 30th, 2014

    Staff, be careful driving with the weather that is headed your way today.

  19. Barb & Maggie
    9:25 am on May 30th, 2014

    Good luck Staff, and be careful driving. Sounds like you have some bad weather coming.

  20. O'Howlers
    9:38 am on May 30th, 2014

    Staff has bad weather? We didn’t know that. However, we did see that Anchorage area is supposed to get SNOW tomorrow!!! Yikes!

  21. Barb & Maggie
    9:43 am on May 30th, 2014

    We didn’t know Staff had bad weather coming either. We were just taking HOH’s word for it. Hummmm….

    BSD, Going to the library today and will check into the Golden Retriever mystery series. First on is In Dog We Trust. Will probably have to order it.

  22. Herd of Hounds
    9:44 am on May 30th, 2014

    OH, SNOW??? In Anchorage??? Maybe they can save it for next March when it is needed 🙂

  23. Zoe
    9:52 am on May 30th, 2014

    Some gifts to Melanie..

  24. Zoe
    9:57 am on May 30th, 2014

    Mel’s one asparagus spear.

  25. Zoe
    10:03 am on May 30th, 2014

    Melanie’s yield so far, one asparagus spear by dog’s tail.

  26. BearSpiritDog
    10:05 am on May 30th, 2014

    SNOW? yOU have got to be Kidding Me!

    Hi, Zoe! Wonderful Gifts!

    Now Nana is off to see the Dentist.
    BBL this afternoon.

  27. Herd of Hounds
    10:19 am on May 30th, 2014

    BSD, tell Nana to be sure to use Novocain so she doesn’t transcend dental medication (we know, we’ve said it before)

  28. O'Howlers
    10:20 am on May 30th, 2014

    We get knocked out at the dentist. Not sure why, but we do dream about lots of running and hunting.

    Zoe, Those gifts look very nice. But that poor lone asparagus! 🙁

  29. Herd of Hounds
    10:21 am on May 30th, 2014

    Zoe, lovely fotos and beautiful plants. My goofie newfie grazes on sunflowers, strawberries, eggplant and bell peppers. I keep telling her her ancestors ate meat to no avail.

  30. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    10:40 am on May 30th, 2014

    Zoe. Great photos. We used to have an asparagus bed, but Wookie and his pal Casey liked to wrestle and graze in the asparagus bed (Casey thought of it as a kind of asparagus smorgasbord), so alas, it is no more.

  31. Siber-H
    10:46 am on May 30th, 2014

    Mom says that it is frightening of think of someone trying to use a Siber as a guide dog for the blind.
    Blessings to all our service dogs.

    Barb, thank you for posting about Xylitol being toxic to dogs. Mom knew about it.
    There are so many things humans can eat that are deadly to dogs.

    Zoe, great to hear from you!
    There was a time when wild asparagus could be gathered along the irrigation ditch banks here, but those days are gone. Mom used to do it.

  32. Charlie
    11:27 am on May 30th, 2014

    If BStover ever needs it, I will be her hearing guide dogs. I have ears enough for both of us.

  33. Belle Starr
    11:48 am on May 30th, 2014

    CHobbit: I would like to place an order for two pug-me marmosets—one for me, one for my very most, special, best friend, Wose. They can ride around on my tail.

  34. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    12:51 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Ve think single asparagus stalk is funny message from our friend.
    It made Natasha laugh. Vas such example of her vicked sense of humor.

  35. Wose-the small and meek
    12:56 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Belle Starr, That is a very cute marmoset. I like his little round tummy!
    I missed you on this here blog.

  36. B.Stover
    1:06 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Thank you Charlie. You have beautiful ears!

  37. Herd of Hounds
    1:12 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Natasha, perhaps your assessment of the 1 stalk is correct.

  38. O'Howlers
    1:44 pm on May 30th, 2014

    We stole this for your viewing/reading pleasure.

  39. Charlie
    2:15 pm on May 30th, 2014

    B: You have been my book reading guide person for some time now. It only seems fair that I be you hearing guide dog.

  40. dawson
    2:46 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Zoe: Love the photos! Especially the Asparagus Highlighted by Newf Tail. Shall I whip up some hollandaise sauce?

    Charlie: You do have beautiful ears!

    It has been such perfect weather here – in the 70’s F. with a slight breeze, occasionally clouding over with big dark clouds that the wind then blows away. I would like some of the moisture in those clouds for the garden. The house is a mess but it is impossible to stay inside! 🙂

  41. dawson
    2:51 pm on May 30th, 2014

    I think that photograph on my avatar has expired. Heh!

  42. Thieves!
    2:56 pm on May 30th, 2014

    For the record, we did not steal Dawson’s avatar. We thought about it, sure, but we are innocent in this regard.

  43. B.Stover
    3:05 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Hey, Charlie. I’m reading a new translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien. (He completed it in 1926 but as far as I know it has never been published until now. It’s in prose rather than the alliterative verse of the original Old English poem.) It includes a mead hall, warriors, battles, a monster called Grendel and his mother, and a dragon. Want to read it with me?

  44. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:41 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Dawson!…I think you are using a different email address on this here blog. Your avatar is connected to your email address you used to set-up your image…grunt!…This will go in one ear and out the other very quickly…snort!

  45. Charlie
    3:42 pm on May 30th, 2014

    B: You had me at ‘Hey.’ Race you to the easy chair!

  46. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:43 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Dentist!…My friend finally called her dentist to schedule an appointment, but alas, they are closed on Fridays…heh!heh!

  47. Annabelle
    3:43 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Rio: Two words—pay up.

  48. Barb & Maggie
    3:48 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Time to head out to pick up Lyla and deliver her to the bike shop. Be back a little later. Putting chauffeur hat on now.

  49. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:06 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Annabellie!…Double or Nothin’…snort!…If you land on 101 tonight it will be Double slobbery-ness. If not I owe you nothing…wheeze!

  50. Annabelle
    4:22 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Rio: Remember that the Thieves were begat by the fruit of my looms.

  51. Annabelle
    4:22 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Twice! Pay up twice!

  52. Mollypop's Mom
    4:54 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Peck of Parrots, here is a piece done by my cousin Rob and his wife Bev. The title is Bird Song by The Grateful Dead. My cousin was a true blue Dead Head which is why I had to have this. The feathers were donated by Poncho the Parrot and the frame was made by Rob of parrot wood.

  53. Mollypop's Mom
    4:55 pm on May 30th, 2014
  54. macy the min-pin
    4:56 pm on May 30th, 2014

    be sure and stick around until the pug. I think I know him.

  55. Zeus
    5:05 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Dear Mr. CEO of Siber-H Construction and Civil Engineers,
    I am looking for gainful employment. I am in training to be a Civil Engineer, and would like to intern at your firm. I can submit a full portfolio of my current projects if requested. In the meantime, here is one sample from the portfolio. It is to be a full-size tunnel that goes under the stone walkway, just in case one needs to get to the house and avoid traffic on that walkway.

  56. Mollypop's Mom
    5:56 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Sam’s girl has a summer internship with a financial organization. As part of their protocol they submitted her fingerprints to the FBI. They got the report back that the FBI said her fingerprints were cleared. I am so proud.

  57. Herd of Hounds
    5:59 pm on May 30th, 2014

    MPM, really great news.
    Zeus, perhaps Darah Thea and I (Lucy Lou) could apprentice with you as we have aspired to tunnelization of the yard. Please let us know ASAP, oops, we hear the dinner bell. BBL.

  58. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:13 pm on May 30th, 2014

    MollysMaw!…Now those are some good looking photoz!…snort!…One can actually see the subject matter…heh!…Oh and I had the Mission Team hard at work on confiscating Sam’s Girls Official Records and replacing them with the Clean Ones…snort!…You can thank us anytime by donating big to the upcoming Snowhook Auction coming up July 3 – 6!…chuffle!…Donation item photoz due to Snowhook by June 20th…wheeze!

  59. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:15 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Risky!…My friend is going to Risk-It and go for her walk, the one without us, while the skies look like they could open up any moment…heh!…Risky Business!

  60. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:20 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Stand-Down!…Walking on hold. We just had a Weather Alert and the wind has picked up. All reliable signs of a storm on its way…grunt!gurgle!

  61. Mollypop's Mom
    6:21 pm on May 30th, 2014

    I texted Sam’s girl about the fingerprint clearance that I was happy to see that. She told me they will never catch her. Looks like she is well-suited for a career in the financial arena if she so chooses.

  62. Wose-the small and meek
    6:23 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Macy, I think I that pug too. LOL!

  63. Wose-the small and meek
    6:23 pm on May 30th, 2014

    I think I KNOW that pug, too. GAH!

  64. O'Howlers
    6:26 pm on May 30th, 2014

    MPM, we are proud of Sam’s girl too!

  65. Wose-the small and meek
    6:26 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Rebecca: Make sure you are locked and loaded. CHobbit this goes for you too!

  66. Siber-H
    6:27 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Zeusikov, Hey Dude, You are hired!
    Great Work! Good Job!

  67. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:24 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Deluge!…gah!…Someone here is on the alert for Hail. She has things gathered to save her little budding garden if need be….yeeep!

  68. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:25 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Thunder!…Oh now I remember something I need to find under the big bed…grunt!gruffle!wheeze!

  69. Tupper and Gilly
    7:45 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Rio – we just checked under the big bed. That thing you wanted isn’t there.

    We got to go to the show grounds today to help set up. We were very helpful. But for some reason the Storyteller said some naught words anyway.

    Go figure.

  70. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:03 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Tupper!…I think it is under there. I can almost see it…sniff!sniff!…It’s in the middle….grunt!

  71. dawson
    8:04 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Rio: Now I’ve done it! What I did was change my gmail password.

    Huge thunder rolls brought me inside. Now the sun is shining.

    There is a hockey game in less than an hour.

  72. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:06 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Dawson!…You can still enter your old email account onto this here blog…snort!…Unless you want to go update your Avatar Account with your old email address…chuffle!

  73. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:08 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Password!…This blog does not look at any new passwords, just your Username on your Email Account((s) – as some do)…grunt!

  74. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:10 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Sniff!….Now I am confused…grunt!

  75. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:16 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Dawson!….logon to your old Gravatar account with your old email address and old password…snort!…I think there are options to change your password and email address…sniff!…It looked that way to me anyways…heh!heh!…We need to see your smilin’ face by golly!…grunt!

  76. Mollypop's Mom
    8:25 pm on May 30th, 2014

    The combination that is set up in Gravatar is an email address connected with a picture. Nothing to do with password. To post on this blog, you simply give the email address that you set up with Gravatar and the picture you set up with it will appear when you post.

  77. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:33 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Yup!…That is what I first thought MollysMaw, but when Dawson said her password had changed…sniff!…I got to wondering, but I do believe you are right. It is the Email Address only that Gravatar looks for and Dawson is a liar, she changed her email address too…heh!heh!

  78. BearSpiritDog
    8:36 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Dawson! You Didn’t (did you?)

  79. Tupper and Gilly
    8:41 pm on May 30th, 2014

    We have to go to bed so we can be up at 5 am to be at the show. Goodnight, family.
    Sleep in peace.

  80. BearSpiritDog
    8:43 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Tupper&Gilly: Wishing Golinka & the Storyteller a Very Successful Shew.

  81. Thieves!
    8:44 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Royals: Naught words are some of our favorite things along with swears, curses and cusses.

  82. Masquers
    8:44 pm on May 30th, 2014
  83. Mollypop's Mom
    8:44 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Dawson, look in Gravatar and see what email address you used with your picture. Maybe you just have a typo in the email address field on the comment that you are submitting. Just in case, try to test post and totally wipe out the email address and type it back in.

  84. Annabelle Sneaking up on Rio Under the Bed
    8:45 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Rio: What’s an evil pug like you doing in a place like this?

  85. macy the min-pin
    8:45 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Peace be with you, too, Massachusetts family branch.

  86. macy the min-pin
    8:46 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Masquers, snort!

  87. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:49 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Annabellie!…Is scaring me more than the Thunder!….wheeze!

  88. macy the min-pin
    8:52 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Ok, just a reminder of this story from yesterday:

    Mom went to the retirement party for Dad’s boss today. Then she went out to the car to leave and there was a note on her windshield telling her that she had a flat tire. Out of nowhere came the man who wrote the note. He was parked right beside the flat tire, AND had an air compressor in his car. Mom has friends in HIGH places.

    He called just a few minutes ago. Turns out that his wife worked with Dad, AND he and his wife know Grandma from church. How about that! He was afraid that we were getting bad advice about our tires and offered his services as a man (heh-heh) so that we would not get taken advantage of with things such as tires, sewers, exterminators, etc. Have we mentioned the dozens of ants that we have vacuumed up after spritzing them with Raid. Dozens, heading into hundreds. Sheesh.

  89. dawson
    8:53 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Masquers: Snort!

    Mollypop’s Mom: You got it! I had left out a letter to my address the last time I typed it. Duh!

  90. BearSpiritDog
    8:59 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Dawson: Wooo & Hooo! You are back with avatar intact.

  91. Barb & Maggie
    8:59 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Macy, Glad he was a nice man. That story almost sounds a little spooky to us. You have a flat tire, a man happens to be sitting there with an air compressor. Sounds likes the beginning of a tv drama! Barb would have stayed in her car and dialed 911.

  92. BearSpiritDog
    9:01 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Macy Min-Pin: That is a Great Story. Your Mom, indeed, has Friends in High Places.
    Yep. Six Degrees of Separation.

  93. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:05 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Dawson!…OH Brother!…{{head-slap}}..grunt!

  94. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:07 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Macy!…I was concerned about that convenient air compressor myself…snuffle!…So glad this story ended with family connections and someone you can call during those “times”…wheeze! & whew!

  95. Annabelle Sneaking up on Rio Under the Bed
    9:10 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Rio: No need to be scarit. I think it is fun to play. Now that I’m retired, I have plenty of time on my paws to catch up on slurpy pug kisses I missed when I was training the A team.

  96. Annabelle Sneaking up on Rio Under the Bed
    9:15 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Rio: Plus, I like keeping you on your dew claws.

  97. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Annabellie!…It is Double OR Nuthing…heh!…You better be on your tip-top toes tonight!…snort!

  98. Mollypop's Mom
    9:19 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Just a recap for those who have their avatars with me. With my account on I have Sammy, Mollypop, Loulou, Siber-H and BlueCat.

  99. Herd of Hounds
    9:20 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Wait, wait, wait, we want to get in on the slurpy, burpy stuff.

  100. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    9:20 pm on May 30th, 2014

    ML – is vhat ve call the guardian angel. The love you had here vill alvays be carried over from other side of Bridge.
    Ve are having a little sniffle for you and hope you vill alvays feel loved.

  101. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:21 pm on May 30th, 2014


  102. Herd of Hounds
    9:21 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Slurp, burp. US?

  103. Annabelle
    9:21 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Rio: Given our height difference, I think it is you who will be on tip-top toes.

  104. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    9:21 pm on May 30th, 2014

    101. Rio – kiss me!

  105. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on May 30th, 2014


  106. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    9:22 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Rets. Foiled again.

  107. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Seconds!…I beat everyone by Seconds…Snort! and Slurp! and Burp!

  108. Annabelle
    9:24 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Rio: I’m not dismayed. I will take the slurpy pug kiss owed to me from last night and again this afternoon. Who do you think taught the Thieves everything they know?

    More to Rio: SMOOCH!

  109. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Annabellie!…Now be a good loser for once in your life….snorkel!…Maybe you will get lucky tomorrow night…burp!

  110. Annabelle
    9:29 pm on May 30th, 2014

    I’ll take that smooch and raise you tomorrow. On an unrelated note, check the sled I brought. I brought beer and hot wings with me. Help yourself.

  111. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Annabellie!…Slurp! And SMOOOOOCH!…Wooooo!…This is what I have been asking Beau to pray for all week long!!…snort!snort!…And it finally stopped raining completely…wheeze!

  112. Annabelle
    9:42 pm on May 30th, 2014

    The Thieves said Beau mentioned something about asking and shall receiving. Apparently, there is something to it.

  113. Annabelle
    9:52 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Whoa! Rio, pace yourself. Hot wings aren’t endangered. We have plenty. The Thieves are on their way with more, and they’re bringing Wyatt with them. Wyatt said he needs to confess all his wrong doings and general bad-assness. Oh, Wyatt…

  114. BearSpiritDog
    9:54 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Magpie: Barb is right. That could be the Opening Scene of a great mystery story.

    AnnaBelle: Sled filled with Food & Grog? Don’t start without me!

  115. Barb & Maggie
    10:18 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom, Barb is sometimes overly cautious, but we think you should be careful. You say he has called you now and offered to help? Same guy who just happened to be there with an air compressor? You are vulnerable right now. Just be sure someone does not taking advantage of you, financially or emotionally. Just saying.

    Does anyone else agree, or are we being too skeptical?

  116. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:24 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Proof!…As long as the guy can provide proof of his identity and once you get that, send it to the FBI for further investigation..grunt!…Once he passes that test, then send it to Mission Control here and we will really check him out…wheeze!…We here never like the “convenience” factor in any story…sniff!

  117. Masquers
    10:26 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Maggie: Should be easy enough for Macy’s Mom to check out his story.

  118. Staff
    10:28 pm on May 30th, 2014

    We are back. First I had to have a nap. Then we planted the potatoes, then we had dinner and now, finally, I am catching up with the blog.

    We haven’t had any bad weather yet. Rain and some thunder but nothing scary. Later tonight maybe lots of rain. 2 inches or so. The farmers were all rushing to get in some more seed before the bad weather.

    Tupper and Gilly make sure your Mama gets her sleep tonight. Lots of work tomorrow.

    ML you are being watched over.

  119. BearSpiritDog
    10:31 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Or…as Nattie said…it could be a Guardian Angel.

  120. Luna
    10:33 pm on May 30th, 2014

    If the Giant were to be asked, he would probably tell ML to be cautious, be locked, be loaded. Have I mentioned that the Giant is known to be over protective? He gets it from me. That said, we are glad someone was there when ML needed help. If she were closer, I would voluntell him that he is to help ML with all the honey-do things.

  121. Luna
    10:37 pm on May 30th, 2014

    For clarification, I would voluntell the Giant to help ML not just an ol’ he-body.

  122. BearSpiritDog
    10:39 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Hi Staff!
    Nana saw her Favorite Dentist at the UW today for the last time (Sob) At least for now. He is off to work in Mpls for a year.
    She assured him he would Love it.

  123. Barb & Maggie
    10:51 pm on May 30th, 2014

    We believe there really are a few good people in this world who just want to help someone in need.

    We also believe that there is no such thing as a coincidence (usually). The fact that he was sitting there next to a flat tire just gave us a weird gut feeling, and then when you said today that he has called you, well, that is all we are going to say.

  124. Luna
    10:51 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Ahem…we just recieved the following transition from Rio at Mission Control:

    Weather is bad. Snort.
    Internet is down. Snort.
    May not post until tomorrow. Snort.
    Staffie has been on my mind all day. Snort.
    Staffie in Beau’s prayers. Snort.
    Time to break out water wings and save hot wings. Snort.
    Glub, glub, glub. Snort.

  125. Luna
    10:54 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Transmission not transition. Gah!

  126. BearSpiritDog
    10:55 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Luna: A likely Story! He just wants all the Hot Wings & Beer for hisSelf.

  127. Masquers
    11:00 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Maggie: Always better to be safe than sorry.

  128. BearSpiritDog
    11:04 pm on May 30th, 2014

    It’s 11 O’clock where youse are on the East Coast and it sure FEELS like it is here too.
    That Early Rising this am is taking its toll.
    Niters from Bear.

  129. Luna
    11:11 pm on May 30th, 2014

    BSD: I thought it was a likely story at first, too. However, Annabelle’s blurred back completely soaked (and not from doing cannonballs into the vat of beer) and with most of her fur out of place. She said it was raining herbs and corgis and that Beau was on the go-phone calling for an ark.

  130. Barb & Maggie
    11:12 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Nighty night from us too.

  131. Annabelle
    11:21 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Woowee! What a storm at mission control. I wanted to blur Rio, his Friend and Beau to high and dry ground, but had no luck. I could blur Friend just fine, but when Rio and Beau were added as carry-ons I could make it more than a couple of feet. Friend said not to worry, that she would make sure they all got on the ark if it came to it.

    From what I could gather Beau is not normally allowed to use Rio’s go-phone. No surprise there, but Rio let him because of the emergency. Exceptions have to be made when lives and beer are on the line.

  132. Annabelle
    11:26 pm on May 30th, 2014

    As I was taking off on my blur, the last thing I heard and saw was Rio yelling, “Save the hot wings!” as he threw his pug body over them.

  133. dawson
    11:32 pm on May 30th, 2014

    ML: I do agree with Barb. Something “twinged” when I read he was waiting there with an air compressor. Be careful.

    This hockey game is Chicago 4 LA 3 with 2 minutes to go!~

  134. Thieves!
    11:33 pm on May 30th, 2014

    We wonder if Beau had any luck using the bible as a yellow pages to find an ark.

  135. dawson
    11:45 pm on May 30th, 2014

    Chicago stays in it to force game 7!

    Rio takes one for the team!

    Me too!
    All the sunshine and thunder today has worn me out.

    Night all. ‘Cept LizF. G’day to Liz and Ruby.

  136. Thieves!
    11:53 pm on May 30th, 2014

    That’s it. We decided we are heading back to Rio and Beau’s place. From what we gather, the ark is a buy one, get one free admission. Rio and Beau come on twos, and what do you know, so do we. We will bring provisions, too.

  137. Thieves!
    12:05 am on May 31st, 2014

    We arrived just in time with provisions. Rio had slurped and burped his way through the entire sled of hot wings and beer.

    Nighty noodles.

  138. Staff
    12:13 am on May 31st, 2014

    Goodnight all. And goodbye Fred the Turtle. Friend of the Month of May….goodbyeeeeeeeee……

  139. Herd of Hounds
    12:17 am on May 31st, 2014

    Dawson, the DDD says he is glad to see your avatar back. We sat outside with the “kids” tonight and did another rousing scrabble tourney. Ho, hum.
    Rio, burp,chortle, belch. Take that.
    Nighty night

  140. Macy's mom
    12:50 am on May 31st, 2014

    Uh, you guys might want to re-read the ark story. Something about male and female…

    Oh, and the guy that called, he just said hi, then put his wife, who worked with Rick, on the phone. My mom vouched for them. Thank you all for your concern.

  141. O'Howlers
    6:32 am on May 31st, 2014

    ML, we are happy that there are good people looking out for you. It is good to know that your mom vouched for them.

  142. Diane C.
    8:33 am on May 31st, 2014

    Hello Everyone–I’m trying to catch up, and am moved to ask:

    1) What marmoset pictures? (Please tell me I don’t have to go to F-book) I love mamrmosets.

    2)B. Stover–Has it ever struck you as strange that Grendel has a name, but his Mom is only “Grendel’s mother”? Same for the dragon.

    O’Howlers–thanks for the Cherokee proverb. Excellently expressed. (Sometimes hard to avoid feeding the one that’s most in your face at certain times.)

  143. Diane C.
    8:38 am on May 31st, 2014

    Macy’s Mom–I concur with what others have said about the convenient air compressor guy. May be harmless, but also may be not.

  144. Diane C.
    8:41 am on May 31st, 2014

    BSD–And finally, saw your headshot. You are one handsome dude!

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