Hank Meets the Brew Crew

A nice story from spring training. Baseball’s in the air, at least in AZ.


Welcome new friends Murphy, Ralph, Kelsiey.


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121 Responses to “Hank Meets the Brew Crew”

  1. O'Howlers
    9:16 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Hurray for Hank!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:17 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! Handsome new friends. Glad pup was smart enough to find a home. (And not embarrass a nation -a la Putin). Hope Dawson is safe and a great aunt soon. Hope the tail(bone) finger, Truman, Snowbella and Melanie are doing better. ML, your Alaska fotos are fabulous and it appears you are having a great time what with snow, 4-wheeling, Oklahoma!
    One and all, have a scrumptious Saturday.

  3. Barb & Maggie
    9:30 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Finally, a story with a happy ending. Hank has a good future. You’re right, HOH, it’s a good thing he wasn’t in Russia!

    We are going to have a scrumptious Saturday by going to Fresh Market and getting some crab cakes and perhaps even a lobster tail. They are on special today. What is the best way to cook them? I bet T & G know. It is not something we usually have and the outside grill is not an option.

  4. bluecat
    9:33 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Thanks for a happy ending, Chet & Admin.

    ML – thanks for the pictures and log of your adventures. Yay. Next weekend Plunderers will be there with you and the rest of us will be waiting for more pictures and more log entries. Hint. Hint.

    Wishing everyone under the quilt better days. Bella – keep calm and don’t carry on!

    Barb & Maggie – I forgot we read Sycamore Row. We did enjoy it.
    So many books. So little time.

    Enjoy your weekend, Everybody.

  5. B. Stover
    9:51 am on February 22nd, 2014

    I’d say Hank owns the Brewers. Good work!

    Good morning all.

  6. BearSpiritDog
    10:23 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Thanks, Chet, What a Great Story.

    B: Heh. When we first read your comment thought you said “Good World”.
    We are certain Hank thinks so with his Happy New Life.
    Yay Milwaukee Brewers!

    Hounds: Barb&Magpie will have a Scrumptious Saturday for sure! Sounds Delish.

    Good Day to the O’Howlers, BlueCat & All.

  7. ML
    10:24 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Early good morning here. We are going on a road trip to Portage today.
    Healing thoughts to all who need them. I will have Macy supply some dainty licks as well.

    News at 11.

  8. Dawson
    10:28 am on February 22nd, 2014

    This is a wonderful story. Hooray for Hank!
    No baby yet. Looks like I will have to wait until my return to welcome the boy.
    Rio: Great job on the Iditarod map.
    I taught the Northern relatives how to play ” Seven’s” last night. Heh,heh. That and the results of the hockey game yesterday made for an excellent start of a Great Adventure.
    Off to find coffee and breakfast.

  9. Herd of Hounds
    10:32 am on February 22nd, 2014

    To traveling ML and Dawson (whenever you may get this); Wow you are both up early and we are glad for it! Thanks for checking in. Dawson, wipe that supercilious Canada grin off before Rio pitches a fit and falls in it 🙂 On the Olympic front, Team USA is playing Finland for the bronze as we speak.

  10. Masquers
    10:40 am on February 22nd, 2014

    ML: With the 4 hour time difference, it is an early hour indeed.
    Dawson: Have you seen Siber? I would like (choke) to congratulate you (choke) on the win yesterday…bronze…damit.
    btw, have you seen that traitor Siber?…or is he still waiting for his first class ticket.
    Hi, Blukat!

  11. O'Howlers
    10:48 am on February 22nd, 2014

    It is so nice to hear from Bluecat, and from our aventurers ML and Dawson. Dawson, thanks for being a gracious winner. We will try to be gracious in lur sorrow. And enjoy your Alaskan beer. Sniff

    Questions for youse who are flight savvy: can the ‘rents pack regular size bottles of shampoo, etc. in their suitcases, or must they still be the small trial sizes? Also, are they allowed to take snacks with them for the long trip, or must all food be purchased after going thru security?

  12. Herd of Hounds
    10:50 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Siber H is one patient puppy, except for excavation!

  13. BearSpiritDog
    10:51 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Maybe the USA Hockey Team can only have One Miracle. (the 1980 Olympics in Lake Placid.) Sob.

    Better Days for the US of A

  14. Herd of Hounds
    10:54 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Pre-packaged snacks are o.k. (unless you get a real idiot TSA officer) With the Daddy Dawg being diabetic, I pack dried fruit, cheese or p-nut butter crackers, fig newtons and chips (got most of the food groups covered). Not sure about poo and rinse in suitcase.

  15. bluecat
    10:55 am on February 22nd, 2014

    OH – your ‘rents may pack regular size bottles in suitcases. Put them in zipper plastic bags (as my ‘rents have had bottles leak at altitude). Snacks are allowed through security, as long as they’re not liquid.

    Safe journey.

  16. Wose
    10:55 am on February 22nd, 2014


    Now that is the kind of dog story I like to see! Go Hank!
    (Whispering) Betcha Rio would have like to be the mascot for the team….the land of Budweiser beer. snicker

    So glad Melanie loves her Wobe of Many Colors!

    Garcia, Mama Luna, Pancho and Lefty, I am so relieved to hear that youse are on the medical staff of Snowhook. We all know our Pixie is a Pixie with a purpose, and stubborn, but she is NOT Supergirl! Please make sure she is hydrating, and resting, and eating ice-cream( dairy=potassium). I am very worrit about our Pixie, I have no Swedish Fish, and feel like I must splort.

  17. Wose
    10:57 am on February 22nd, 2014

    It is SO exciting the Plunderer Alaska convention will be starting soon


  18. bluecat
    10:57 am on February 22nd, 2014

    wish we were going…

  19. Wose
    10:59 am on February 22nd, 2014

    OHs, I just wanted to let you know I love those pictures of Buddy. He was quite handsome. sniff

  20. O'Howlers
    11:00 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Thank you HOH and BC.
    It is packing day today, right after they get all of the feed stocked up from our local feed store.
    Tomorrow is “get stalls clean” day, knowing they will be a mess until they finally get back home. And get hay stacked as high as can be in the feed room. And go over everything with our farm/horse/chickie sitter. And dog playmate. (We don’t need no stinkin’ sitter. Mom is so worried about how much she must remember to ‘splain, because winter is very hard. There are so many more things to do in the cold and snow on this here farm.

  21. Meashka
    11:01 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Mom is taking me to the v-e-t about my incontinence, whatever that means.

  22. Tupper and Gilly
    11:06 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Greetings from Chaos Central where we are now putting things back together after the big paint job. The Storyteller, who was an electrician in a former life, has decided that all switches and outlets must be replaced, so there is no power on in the kitchen and dining areas while he does those.
    Gramp is polishing the oak floor, on hands and knees with rags and wood polish.
    Mama is trying to look busy without putting in a whole lot of effort. She’s cagey, that one.
    But tonight – she will cook a REAL dinner on her new stove. Woo hoo for some things, huh?

  23. Tupper and Gilly
    11:09 am on February 22nd, 2014

    (whispering) BlueCat – Mama says she wishes she were going too – except then she remembers how much she hates snow and cold. Then she says she will enjoy just watching from here.

    Meashka – paws crossed

  24. Masquers
    11:17 am on February 22nd, 2014

    The v*e*t…poor Meashka.
    Howlers: We agree with what Blukat and HOH said, but if you have any further concerns you can go straight to “the horse’s mouth”, so to speak, the tsa website at http://www.tsa.gov/ Any special restrictions airlines have, of course, will be addressed at each individual website.
    Same as y’all…we wish we were going too.
    T&G: How nice for you. A brand new kitchen and oak floors.
    The Storyteller & Gramp helping? Big bonus!

  25. Herd of Hounds
    11:31 am on February 22nd, 2014

    OH: Mom thought her list was long then she read what you posted and know there is more. Remember to 1) breathe and 2) sleep before you travel.
    (Goose feathers….)

  26. Wose
    11:32 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Youse guys,

    Please check your SDDs when able.

  27. Herd of Hounds
    11:37 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Masquers, thanks for the TSA web site. Helpful.

  28. BearSpiritDog
    11:45 am on February 22nd, 2014

    It’s SNOWING! WeatherKat tells me not to worry…he says it will all be gone within a day…but I am Worried! What happens if the power goes out? What about My Meals & Snacks? Growl.

    Wose: SDD Received & Responded to.

  29. Barb & Maggie
    11:58 am on February 22nd, 2014

    Howlers, Is it possible there is a UTI involved?

    T & G, Since you are the expert lobster chef, how do your recommend fixing them inside? Is boiling OK? We have done them on the outside grill but can’t do that in this weather.

    What is your mama doing for her first dinner on the new stove?

  30. Dawson
    12:05 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    O’Howlers: Bluecat gives excellent advice. Wrap any lotions and potions in ziplock bags. I am praying that Meashka is fine.
    I do love Teemu Selannie but I do not like the score of this hockey game.
    T&G: I need the Storyteller to visit me with his electrician’s hat on. Your new kitchen and dining room are going to look fantastic!

  31. c.hobbit
    12:15 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    O’Howlers and other expected visitors: Every bathroom in the house is outfitted with full-sized bottles of shampoo and conditioner plus I have baskets of hotel soaps, shampoos and conditioners. So unless you are addicted to a particular brand, you don’t have to pack that stuff.

    I’ve carried baggies of cut up veggies and snacks through TSA. I let them know in advance. If I have meat that needs to stay cool in my insulated lunch box, I use frozen ice packs (if they are gel or become liquid, they will be confiscated). If you have anything liquid such as a protein drink, it also has to be frozen at your initial check-in or it will be confiscated. It then defrosts during flight and by the time I need it, it is drinkable.

    O’Howlers: I will get you directions today or definitely tomorrow. I have the basic route but want to drive it and add some landmarks so you don’t feel lost on the way.

  32. c.hobbit
    12:19 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Dawson and Staff: how much luggage will you have? I am thinking of borrowing my sister’s Subaru Outback to pick you up. I drive a Toyota Prius. Three full-size suitcases should fit fine in the rear but carry-ons might have to be with you in the seats.

    I will try to send everyone a tentative schedule for next week. Whooo Hooo

    I wish everyone was coming–then it would be perfect.

  33. Siber-H
    12:48 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    That is a nice story…Baseball and a rescued dog that is going to be well taken care of and have lots of fun. Hank is a little cutie.

    You guys, it is even worse than you thought…the USA losing the hockey game. Some sort of bet was made with Canada and since we lost the game, we have to keep Justin Bieber. GAH

    Meashka, Let us know what the vet says.

  34. BearSpiritDog
    12:58 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Siber-H: Gah. Say it isn’t so!

    Hounds: Tell your mom to check her SDD for a Delayed Response from me.

  35. Herd of Hounds
    1:10 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    BSD: Checked and checker-oo

  36. ML
    1:11 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Howlers do you have a place to stay yet? Waiting for breakfast here, then hitting the road.

  37. Tupper and Gilly
    1:37 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    ML – Glad you are having such a grand time. Mama wants to fee a reindeer!
    Is your email still the on with 57 in it? Or are you a gmail now?

  38. Dawson
    1:40 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Hobbit: (I left all my SDD addresses at home.) I will have one normal sized suitcase and one carry on sized suitcase that could fit on the floor with my short legs resting atop and one duffle bag that could sit on my lap.

  39. Herd of Hounds
    1:43 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Sometimes being “vertically challenged” has advantages…but not often.

  40. Siber-H
    1:49 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Wose, I checked my SDD and your decision is a good one.

  41. Herd of Hounds
    1:58 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Ditto that.

  42. Barb & Maggie
    2:39 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Wose, thank you for the email. We agree with the others.

  43. Meashka
    2:40 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    I am back from the v-e-t and the Feed. I do not have an infection…just a very normal case of mild incontinence only when I lay down. The doc gave Mom some pills to control it while the dog playmate is here.
    Hobbit, thanks for letting us know about shampoo and soaps. We have crossed those off our lists. Mom is planning to bring a blowdryer unless there any extra of those available?
    Don’t worry about a vehicle to pick up Staff and Mr. Staff and Dawson. We can do that in the midsize SUV we are renting. It can seat 4 comfortably, but 5 not as comfortably.
    ML, we are going to be at the Hobbit Hotel with everyone else. One big happy family!

  44. Tupper and Gilly
    2:58 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    One Big Happy Family.
    How funderful that will be.

  45. Wolfe Wigglebutt
    3:35 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Gosh, things are hopping in Plunderland! Best wishes and healing thoughts to those in need. You are always in our hearts.

    We have two new roommates! One of them is a beautiful angel with a brand new tooth and the other is his mommy. Yep, Cody kicked Breena out and life is much easier knowing that Jace is safe.

    We cannot wait to hear all about the Alaskan adventures!

  46. c.hobbit
    3:44 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Wolfe Wigglebutt: Wow! Hope it is a new day and a new life with some permanent changes for the better

  47. Herd of Hounds
    3:49 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Wolfie: Always remember that it is your house. Glad you have Jace around 🙂

  48. Meashka
    3:50 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Wolfie, we are very glad to hear that Jace is living with you (and has a new tooth), but your other roomie is his mom?

  49. Barb & Maggie
    4:32 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Wolfie, Good news that Jace is safe, but remember what an emotional roller coaster it can be. What happens if Breena and Cody make up in a few days? Will he want to move in, and will that work? You don’t have to answer, but just think about it, please. Don’t mean to overstep here, but we know how hard your folks have fought for stability and peace of mind with the boys.

  50. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:57 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Spanking!….New!…snort!snort!…I am twirling over my brand spanking new computer….wheeze!…There is a big learning curve ahead with this thing being loaded with Windows (gah!) 8.1 (gah!)…But the TouchPaw is pretty kool. If I scratch the monitor I am pug-toast…sniff!

    SDD!….Looks like I need to go see if I can find my SDD’s…wheeze!…Oh someone bought a brand new Printer to go with the brand new computer….wooOOooooo!

  51. Herd of Hounds
    5:01 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Rio, you are just pug-lucky 🙂

  52. Tupper and Gilly
    5:05 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Rio – you can always ask Siber for computer lessons.

    Wolfie – does you mom coordinate her wardrobe to go with her halo? Or does she have a full set in different colors?

    Ok – someone please tell us what is the date of the official start?

    We have been so busy around here Mama completely forgot about making dinner. So the official, innagural use of the brand new oven is for….

    Dum da da dum!

    …..fish sticks!

    Woo hoo

  53. Herd of Hounds
    5:14 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    T&G”s Mama: We are ROFL at your gourmet oven inaugural. Official start 3/1, restart 3/2 in Willow! Mom defrosted a turkey tenderloin but doesn’t feel like it so the 2 leggers are having….reservations. (Mom’s favorite but she makes a mean casserole)

  54. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:15 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Fishy!….We here had fish sandwiches from Arbys for lunch and now everyone has a stomach ache…burp!…Except for Beau, he loves fishy stuff…sniff!…My friend gave him most of her sandwich but she still feels sick. Maybe it is compounded by all the $$’s she spent today….wheeze!

  55. O'Howlers
    5:16 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    The Ceremonial Start is March 1st. The Restart is March 2nd.

  56. O'Howlers
    5:17 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    These guys are packing everything we own!

  57. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:24 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Maskers!…Will you please send me the flight tracker info when you have it all set up?…sniff!…Is everyone taking off on Tuesday or Wednesday?…yeeep!

  58. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:24 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Howlers!….Don’t pack Fern!…wheeze!

  59. Siber-H
    5:32 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Rio, Welcome back with the new computer!

    Meashka, I am glad you don’t have an infection.

  60. O'Howlers
    5:39 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Too late, Rio. Fern is in the big suitcase. We made sure of it. Heh!

  61. Barb & Maggie
    5:43 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    We are having a giant fish stick – lobster variety. T & G’ mom never gave us any recommendations(she must have had other things she was doing, like putting her kitchen back together)so we decided to steam it. Seemed better than boiling. 7 minutes of steaming is supposed to do it, so we will see.

  62. O'Howlers
    5:55 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    The Snowhook Dogs will be so happy when they see the present we sent for them. (Whispering) Mom will be surprised.

  63. Barb & Maggie
    6:25 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Barb is baking some meatballs to freeze and use later for spaghetti. Smells good in our kitchen.

    Does anyone watch The Incredible Dr. Pol? He is on NatGeo Wild.

  64. Wose
    6:49 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    RIO! I am so happy that youse have a brand new computer! Sorry youse are now all sick to your stomach. When we were little, my mom made fish sticks on Fridays. Blech! I can believe I ate that @&$!.

    B&M, Yum, lobster! I have never made lobster at home, but if I had a honking big lobster tail, I would broil it.

    Wolfie, Your mom is such a kind and generous woman. Glad that Jace is with youse, I”m a little skeptical about the rest of the set-up.

  65. Barb & Maggie
    7:05 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Wose, If we could cook outside we would broil the lobster tail. This is a small one, 5-6 oz, but at least it is cold water, which is supposed to be better. Will let you know how it turns out.
    Barb remembers fish sticks too as a kid. Not the best.

  66. Wose
    7:06 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Is there any news from our Pixie? I am worrit.

  67. Wolfe
    8:00 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Snort – we’ve been on this rodeo before, and we’ve learned some difficult lessons. Cody has what he wants, which is freedom. Friends are moving in (apparently) and Chad is moving in, so let the party begin. For now, he is being reasonable. It won’t last, of course. Breena knows that we are done if she goes back. She doesn’t have enough backbone to leave for her own good, but hopefully she will take this opportunity to break free and give Jace the happy childhood he deserves.

  68. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:00 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Rebecca!…I heard from her and she said she was feeling a little better today…snorkel!…I hope she is still resting and eating bananas….chuffle!

  69. Wolfe
    8:01 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Yay, Rio has a new computer and printer!

    But we worry about Melanie and our Pixie.

  70. Wolfe
    8:03 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Oh, and by the way, neither Chad or Cody will ever move in with us. Never.

  71. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:22 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Windows!…So far I pretty much HATE Windows 8.1…grump!…What’s up with that weird Kamera?….yeeep!

  72. Wose
    8:35 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    RIO! If you have a kamera on your computer, I could Skype you!

  73. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:39 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Gah!…sniff!…Doesn’t sound doable.

  74. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:42 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Idol!…So we are catching up on Idol tonight…snort!…Missed plenty of shows because of the Olympics…sniff!…Getting down to the top 20 on the show we are watching right now. All of these guys are plenty talented…wheeze!

  75. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:49 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    SiberH!….Where is my tech-support Siber?…sniff!…I need to ask him a few questions…grunt!

  76. Barb & Maggie
    8:51 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Wolfie, Sounds like your mom and pop have their eyes open and are being realistic. Maybe Breena could even leave Jace with them if she weakens and decides to go back. He has some great grandparents. They are doing all they can.

    Wose, the lobster tail was delish, just way too small. Barb could have eaten 2 of them!

  77. Barb & Maggie
    8:56 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Wolfie, Wasn’t Chad really on the straight and narrow for awhile? The Royal’s Mum is right, you deserve a halo.

  78. Siber-H
    9:22 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Rio, I am here…ask away, but keep in mind what a low-tech Husky I really am.

  79. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Olympics!…Well, we tuned into the Olympics LAST NIGHT…sniff!…And a docu-drama was on for 30 minutes. I mean it was a good story, but seriously is there NO more events to cover and show us poor saps who miss everything?…grunt!…Oh wait, some more speed skating coming up…gah!

    SiberH!…I am amazed you have been able to find your way in Windows 8…heh!…Very impressive my Siber friend…..chuffle!…At one point I had things looking “normal” then it all unfolded and went back to crap…sniff!…I can’t even describe the experience…wheeze!

  80. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:32 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    CHobbit!…I sent you an SDD disguised as a little go-phone text…sniff!…Where the hell are you anyways? The airport perhaps?…heh!heh!….Check yer phone lil hobbit!

  81. Herd of Hounds
    9:42 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Hot Ligety, dog Ligety, ski like you do to me, it’s so new to me. Ski like you do to me. (Follow the bouncing ball…Sing along with Mitch)

  82. Siber-H
    9:44 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Rio, I actually like Windows 8 now but, remember, I do not use the computer for anything but the basics.

    Here is what they told me: When you get your computer up and running at home, it will start automatically downloading all the updates for Windows 8. Then you will have to take steps to download Windows 8.1 They told me it wasn’t easy and not to do it. They knew I was computer stupid because I told them ahead of time. If you end up with a screen that you can’t close out with Windows 8, I do know how to solve that problem. Let me now if that happens to you.

  83. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:52 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    SiberH!…I have a feeling it will “click” one day and I will figure out what the hell the design is….sniff!…But I am way too focused on just being able to get to this Blog, get to my SDD’s and get to the Iditarod GPS tracking to care about the subtle in-your-face bull-shit…grump!…I’m still bitter and pissed off that my friend has lost two freakin’ years worth of project photos and Auction files and dawg knows what else because of the hard-drive crash…growl!grump! and spit!

  84. Wyatt
    9:53 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    I have been keeping an eye on my Lady all day. We had a rough start when I thought the bunch of bananas were to share for everyone and I tried to take them to my dog pillow. We got things sorted out in the end. In case you don’t know, the bananas are for my Lady and no one else.

  85. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Wyatt!…grunt!…No banana for U pal…sniff!…OUT!OUT!OUT!

    MIA!…Where the hell is Maskers tonight?…grump!…We have things to sort out and plans to make and that Kat is probably blowing his horn in downtown Seattle…gruffle!

  86. Belle Starr
    9:59 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    The Giant has been very good to that Damn-Pixie-who-stole-my-sparkles-but-I’m-not-supposed-to-call-her-damn-because-she-is-sick. This is no surprise. Like the rest of us, he doesn’t like to leave her side. To combat her boredom, he’s let her play with his hair. First, she put six buns in his hair and then braided it in a crown around his head. He put his paw down at letting her to take photos.

  87. Siber-H
    10:05 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Rio, I don’t know if this will help, but I had them set up my computer where all I have to do is turn it on, click on the IE icon, and my home page comes right up. From there, I am home free and can get to my email and the internet.

    Are you going to have them try to retrieve the data from the crashed hard drive? I hope all that stuff is not lost. That is heartbreaking.

  88. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Data!…Yes, she is going to take the computer to the shop and have them try to recover her data…sniff!…They said it was a long shot but they will not charge her anything if they do not recover the data…grunt!

  89. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:09 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Bellie!…Heh!snort!Heh!….We here would pay in donations to see the Giants hair in buns and crowns upon his head…chorkel!

  90. Siber-H
    10:13 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Not charging if they can’t do it is more than fair. It is sure worth a try.

    Rebecca, Sometimes mom tells me to “Focus” so that is what I am telling you…Focus on taking care of yourself and getting well. Husky Hugs. We want you to feel better.

    Where is Staff…computer problems or traveling?

  91. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:32 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Week!…I declare this week to be “Steel Magnolias” week…sniffle!…Laughter through pain…wuffle!…That is our motto for right now anyways…snort!

  92. Barb & Maggie
    10:34 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Belle Starr, Please take photos! Hope Pixie is feeling better by tomorrow. Good night all.

  93. Wolfe
    10:37 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Chad was doing well in Oregon, and came home for the summer. On Labor Day weekend he overdosed, and we sent him back to Oregon. He worked for a few months, quit his job, and is supposedly moving in with Cody and the jerk who gave Chad the drugs that almost did him in. This person was living with Jace and Breena and Cody. I am so glad to get Jace and Breena out of that mess.

  94. Barb & Maggie
    10:38 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Before we go, Great idea Rio.

  95. Wolfe
    10:38 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Rio always has the best ideas! I concur!

  96. SnowBella
    10:39 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    CyberH: Focus! I have told Tenzing and the Giant the same thing before.

    Rio: I am thinking about watching that movie soon. That movie has some of the best lines like, “Take a whack a Ouizer! We’ll sell tickets: I hit Ouiser Boudreaux!” among those lines. What do we find on this here blog?—“Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion.”

  97. Herd of Hounds
    11:00 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Rio: Mom has played Ouiser on stage. Was a hoot. I am a lady.

  98. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    11:05 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Siber – ve remind you Olympics are over vith tomorrow. Natasha vill be flying home vith Alice in Lear jet. Ve do expect you being at airport in Alberk….Albuckirk….Albiker….oh, you know – the city vith silly name vhere you live.
    Please, you vill have Porsche clean from chicken vings and beer. And maybe hang air fresher if Rio has been in car vith you.

    Ve have also heard rumor you vill be needing ride out of country. Have passport vith you, and Natasha can drop you off in Cananda on vay to Alaska.

    Now, vhere did ve pack those high heel boots?

  99. c.hobbit
    11:05 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Sending a lot of love out in the universe. May it help where it is needed.

    Rio: I can’t believe you went with Windows. GAH! What made you decide? I don’t know if I have caught up on the blog or just read every other word.

  100. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:06 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Rebecca!…snort!…Good to see youse back – now get your skinny butt back to bed…sniff!

    Tears!…We here have had many lately I will not deny it…sniff!…But that is not what our friend, and we all know who I mean, wants us to do…wuffle!…This is a big week leading up to a Big Race. We are all excited especially because so many will actually be there for the Banquet and the Ceremonial Start and the Re-Start!….Zowwie!…Exciting times ahead. I am becoming a very excited Pug and I wish I could be there also with all of youse…sneeze!

  101. ML
    11:09 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Hi y’all. Just touching base. Saw so much beauty today my eyeballs almost exploded. I will down load the pics when I go upstairs, and post some late tonight, or early tomorrow depending on how you look at it.

  102. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:10 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    CHobbit!…It was a Money thing and a Logistical thing…sniff!…The closest Apple Store was in Boulder. Someone here does not do Boulder…wheeze!..Plus, more than one of our nerdie friends said Apple is over-priced and so being piss-poor, we went with cheap…sniff!…Figure we will pay for it in Aggravation…grump!

  103. Siber-H
    11:23 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Natasha, The Porsche is clean. I keep it clean and detailed down to the shiny radio knob. I can take you and Alice for a drive through the desert, and then we will fly to Canada and Alaska. As you know, I am being kicked out of the USA for sort of cheering for the Canadian hockey team.

    You are not wearing those stupid high-heeled boots for the Iditarod.

    Night All

  104. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:27 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Photos!…Can not wait to see the latest greatest photos of Alaska!…Woooooo!

  105. Tupper and Gilly
    11:29 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Mama tells us that we have the best family in the world.
    Does that include the crazy aunt and the uncle who won’t eat mashed potatoes?

    Oh – I guess she was talking about the family that she picked.

    Sweet dreams to you all. G’night

  106. Herd of Hounds
    11:30 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Rio, We agree Apple is over priced BUT it is the most user friendly,,, system out there. Speak English?, speak apple.

  107. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:31 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Bed!…It being an emotional day for all here, we are off to bed early, even before the Olympics are over…sniff!…It’s all drivel right now anyways….grump!….My friend says she does not remember so much “filler” when she was a young pup watching the games…snuff!…Gooooood night all!

  108. SnowBella
    11:33 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    Rio: Speaking of butts, I will take a bit of creative license with a certain movie:

    – It looks like two PUGS fighting under a blanket.
    – I bet she paid $500 for that dress and doesn’t even bother to wear a girdle.
    – I haven’t left the house without lycra on these thighs since I was 14.
    – You were brought up right.

  109. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:36 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    HoHo!…I did read where you played a Steel Magnolia on stage…sniff!…Will delve into that later. But for now night-night. My warm soft bed and all my baseball toys await me…grunt!

  110. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:37 pm on February 22nd, 2014


  111. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:38 pm on February 22nd, 2014

    OFFF~ I have no idea how to turn this computer off…wheeze!

  112. Staff
    12:22 am on February 23rd, 2014

    Oh what a long disappointing day. I am sorry not to have been on much lately but I have been trying to overcome my stomach problems. I am having no success. I tried to go out to buy snacks for the trip and had to go home after a terrible ‘accident’ jeez louise how disgusting.

    So right now I am at the point that unless some wonderful miracle occurs I do not think I can make the trip to AK. I have not made the formal decision yet as I am so disappointed but…
    I know that I really have to take care of my transplanted kidney and it is impossible keeping up with the water intake I am supposed to have daily. Grump and double grump.

    Mr.Staff is letting me make my own decision on this but I know he thinks I will be miserable if I go. He reminds me of my trip to Hawaii where I spent the whole week except the last day in bed. True. And Florida where we were to go to Disney world and I spent the whole week with a terrible cold and saw nothing. grump and triple grump.

    I want to make sure I am OK to visit Massachusetts so I will just pray for things to get better over the next week. GAH.

    Anyway that is where I am so far. Any miracles welcome.

    Rio. I am starting to really like my touch screen. Right click is touch and hold till you get the menu you remember. Off is open the charms bar on the right side, choose settings from the bottom and then hit the power button on the bottom. To close a link swipe all the way down to the bottom from the top of the screen.
    search is at top of the charms bar and just start typing.

    Good luck.

  113. C.hobbit
    12:27 am on February 23rd, 2014

    Gah. I finally went out to dinner. It seems like I am the only one taking the New Year’s directive to “get fluffy” seriously. Anyway I am sitting near someone evidently on a date. She has the most obnoxious laugh and has to laugh t everything said. Every few seconds. I can’t move to another table or I would. Can’t wait to leave. I feel like I am wasting my money as I can’t enjoy it. I kind of feel sorry for her –but me more. {{{sigh}}}

  114. Luna
    12:28 am on February 23rd, 2014

    Staff: Get thee to the Quilt. I will keep an eye on you. We want you feeling tip and top!

  115. Staff
    12:47 am on February 23rd, 2014

    OK Luna, I will do that. Rebecca and I will discuss your nursing qualities with the rest of the inmates. Tenzing will let me use him as a pillow I am sure. If not him, Garcia. If not him I am sure Melanie will loan me a Newfie.

    Hugs everyone. Those who are healthy, please stay that way!


  116. Staff
    12:50 am on February 23rd, 2014

    Tenzing. I have this lovely new clean deck of cards here…?

  117. ML
    1:48 am on February 23rd, 2014

    An unnamed glacier


  118. ML
    1:50 am on February 23rd, 2014

    Kick sled,way cool!

  119. O'Howlers
    5:08 am on February 23rd, 2014

    STAFF!!!!! Oh No!!!! This Alaska trip is one wild roller coaster. We want you and Mr. Staff with us so bad, BUT we want you healthy healthy healthy.

    ML, love the pics. We can’t wait to see everything, especially you and all of our Plundering friends,

    We loved Steel magnolias but can’t remember it. So if we get any extra time, we are going to watch it again. Anyways, laughter thru tears is what this here blog does best. We will need each other so much now, so we can keep laughing and living in the moment as only members of the Nation (and Kats) know how to do. Love all of you.

  120. O'Howlers
    5:08 am on February 23rd, 2014


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