Hank of the Brew Crew Update



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73 Responses to “Hank of the Brew Crew Update”

  1. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:02 am on January 15th, 2015

    Hank cleaned up very nicely. What a cutie!

    Good morning all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:09 am on January 15th, 2015

    Good morning B&ML and everyone! Thanks for Hank’s update 🙂
    Hope everyone reads AJ’s posts at the end of yesterday’s blog. Hat tip to Phillip and Vivian (?) for the CB300. We looked up Russian Blue kats. Not bad for kats.
    Have a threatless Thursday.

  3. B.Stover
    9:40 am on January 15th, 2015

    Go Hank!

    Good morning all.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    9:54 am on January 15th, 2015

    We are thinking a lot about OH’s mom and the “lovely” new office space. Hope she’ll be okay.

  5. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:15 am on January 15th, 2015

    Baseball!….sniff!sniff!…No, I do not smell any signs of baseball yet…sob!

  6. Herd of Hounds
    10:27 am on January 15th, 2015

    Rio, pre-season games begin March 20 so spring training is just around the corner. After all, didn’t Hank find the Brewers on Feb. 20?

  7. Soccer Jerseys
    10:41 am on January 15th, 2015

    We have attempted to use, nonetheless it will not works whatsoever.

  8. Staff
    11:41 am on January 15th, 2015

    Heh, Good ol’ Soccer Jerseys doens’t know that we have Rio, Queen B and MPM to keep us from clicking on any weird, and poorly composed sentences.

  9. Staff
    11:42 am on January 15th, 2015

    Please mentally insert a comma between composed and sentences. Thank you.
    If you can’t do that then please consider the above post a joke.

  10. Abbiethekitty
    11:45 am on January 15th, 2015

    I am curious about the story AJ never told us last night. Grump!

  11. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:01 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Dangling!….AJ left us dangling…sniff!…But I am sure happy to hear about the 80 mile runs and all the other stuff inbetween…snort!snort!…Our team is going to be in Tip-Top shape this year. Lets hope the trails are also in good shape….snuffle!

    Cookies!…Did I read that the cookies finally arrived? Unbelievable!…grunt!….Now they are gone already. I sure hope someone is in the mood to make more between now and the race…heh!heh!

  12. O'Howlers
    12:15 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Good uhhh afternoon. AJ! Where is the short story you were ready to tell us?
    Mom and Pop love Vivien. She was excellent at keeping folks informed on Philip’s facebook page, too. We are happy to know she is back at Snowhook,

    As for Iditarod trails, so far there are a lot of them with absolutely no snow. Not even that little track down the center like last year. The committee is mulling over options for different routes and different starting places.

  13. B.Stover
    12:27 pm on January 15th, 2015

    I was wondering about AJ’s story.

    Staff: (Whispering) Your sentence is perfectly correct and needs no commas.

  14. Siber-H
    12:54 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Good for Hank!
    hmmm A baseball team could hire me and Rio to look adorable and raise the team’s spirits. The Rockies do need help.

    AJ, Thanks for the updates.
    Howlers, Thanks for the snow updates because I have been wondering.

  15. Masquers
    1:03 pm on January 15th, 2015

    “Red sky in the morning, sailors warning”…some weather is coming…not yet, but soon.
    AJ: Thanks for the update re the trail runs and twix/cookie consumption. We are looking forward to seeing Bernie, Chet, and Iggy on the Iditarod trail, and hearing that ‘story for another day’.
    Hank reminding us it is getting closer and closer to the day. (patience, Riö)

  16. Wose-the small and meek
    1:07 pm on January 15th, 2015


    Perhaps Rio or Siber-H can answer my question….Why do the Yankees keep signing guys from the Rockies, who seem to be so-so at best? Soon New York will be the eastern division of the Rockies. snort, chortle, spit!

  17. Thieves!
    1:33 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Buddy and Leno: Our Lady explained to us that having an in at the sherrif’s office is not the same as our time spent in the sherrif’s office. Sorry, but we’re no help with the rug.

    Our Lady explained to the Giant that there are two things not be left dangling—participles and Plunderers. Both are punishable offenses in the high court of Stovernia.

  18. Siber-H
    1:34 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Wose, LOL

    I don’ know the answer to your question but maybe it is because they can get the Rockies players cheap…like bottom of the barrel cheap.

  19. c.hobbit
    1:53 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Re snow on the Iditarod trail…From the Iditarod Trail Guy post:
    Skwetna NWS site shows 17” of snow on ground
    Happy River Steps: rivers in area frozen, steps bumpy with lower than average snow
    Puntilla Lk: 14” of snow; does not appear that Iron Dog racers have reached P. Lake as part of training runs
    Dalzell Gorge: better than last year
    S. Fork Kusko: frozen up, passable
    McGrath: “waiting for winter”, approx. 1 foot of snow on ground
    Takotna / Ophir: lots of glaciation reported on trail to Carlson Crossing Safety Cabin by Iron Dog racers out of MCG
    Ophir to Kaltag: unknown
    Yukon River @ Bishops Rock: open bank to bank; Galena to Koyukuk travelers using on land route to get past this section
    Kaltag to Old Woman: adequate amount of snow
    Old Woman to Unalakleet: very little snow, not even a frozen strip across the tundra
    Unalakleet to Nome: little snow

  20. BearSpiritDog
    2:07 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Thieves! In the Land of Stovernia it’s Almost Time for Pie! Right Around the Corner from the Iditarod.

    C.Hobbit: Let us Hope the Trail Committee Chooses Wisely this year.
    Siber-H: We are still Contemplating Paying for the Insider again this year, but it depends on their coverage of the Ceremonial Start.
    IMHO they should enlist the talents of Dawson’s Buddy Sebastian Schnuelle instead of the dweebs they now use.

  21. B.Stover
    2:26 pm on January 15th, 2015

    The Thieves are making me laugh. So does “dweeb” which is in the dictionary by the way.

  22. Siber-H
    2:27 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Bear, Sebastian Schnuelle would be an excellent choice.

  23. Herd of Hounds
    2:29 pm on January 15th, 2015

    AJ…story for another time. Heh, heh, heh, you and Chet crack us up!
    We don’t need no soccer jerseys!
    Been snowing here for hour and a half 🙂 Not sticking 🙁 If we could put it in an insu;ated cooler and send it north to Alaska we would. The white smudges are the snow!

  24. Herd of Hounds
    2:45 pm on January 15th, 2015

    And now it is starting to stick a bit. First time in a year!

  25. BearSpiritDog
    3:28 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Hounds! Now Siber-H can come Visit You!

  26. Tupper and Gilly
    3:28 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Lots going on here and just catching up, but we did get a message from Phillip that Amalia the puppy, not the person, ran the entire race and was in his words a “rockstar”. That’s our girl.

  27. Diane C.
    3:49 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Hey Everyone–Having a little trouble getting started today (also pondering a nice way to tell someone that I don’t want to teach in her department, in case anyone has any suggestions).
    Catching up on yesterday’s posts was a big help, however.
    Sharon–I’m so glad you’re a FIOS fan. I think it’s the best of his books.
    I also enjoyed A.J.’s posts and look forward to the story whenever he gets around to it.
    (Sigh. Now I’ve got that Erie Canal song running in my head, too…)

  28. Herd of Hounds
    4:33 pm on January 15th, 2015

    BSD, please don’t get Mr. Siber H excited. The snow in the foto is all that stuck and now it is gone:( Hope springs eternal and there is still more winter. We usually get snow (if it is going to happen) in late Feb. or early March).

  29. Buddy and Leno
    4:45 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Just in to say howdy. I don’t know nothin’ of nothin’, but loved AJ’s post last night. The dog personality descriptions cracked me up.

    Now to think up a good name in case I get a male pup. I’m partial to Romulus. Or, since our daughter keeps calling them police dogs, Dutcher. After Lt. Dutcher from the Adventures of Harry Nile (on Imagination Theater…yeah, probably a bit of a niche thing…) But still haven’t made up my mind.

    And now, Shake ‘n Bake chicken is baking. And it smells really good.

  30. BearSpiritDog
    4:57 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Buddy&Leno: Delish! Mind if I Blurr Over?

  31. Herd of Hounds
    4:59 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Buddy, it’s Shake and Bake and you helped! (Wow, that was a blast from the past.)
    Glad OH’s mom got to say “Hey” at lunch but no other time doea not bode well for the new work arrangements 🙁

  32. Tupper and Gilly
    5:02 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Buddy – how about our favorite (campy) cop, McGarrett?

    Snowhook just posted a neat picture on fb of the Farewell Burn. Yikes – sure glad we aren’t running it.

  33. BearSpiritDog
    5:10 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Royals: And that is what it USED to look like. Dog Only Knows what the condition of It NOW.

  34. Buddy and Leno
    5:33 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Yeah, come on over! I helped…yeah, I’m in charge of the kitchen around here, and it isn’t anything like Utah Philips’ Moose Turd Pie story. Yes, delish! We haven’t done shake and bake in a while.

  35. Buddy and Leno
    5:46 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Ooh! Just got word that pups are starting to open their eyes! They’ll be two weeks old tomorrow.

  36. O'Howlers
    5:56 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Mom did not move to the future yet. That happens Tuesday. Today was her last day in her old cube, because she works from here here here tomorrow, and Monday is MLK Day.

  37. BearSpiritDog
    6:11 pm on January 15th, 2015

    O’Howlers: We are NOT looking forward to Your Mom’s Move to the Future. She won’t be able to visit This Here Blog like she did in the Past.

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:14 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Howlers!…Your Maw will have to open a very small window for the blog and check-in that way. One she can hide real quick…snort!

  39. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:34 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Howlers, Good luck to your mom with her move next week.

  40. Herd of Hounds
    6:36 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Rio, you devil to suggest that! Actually we were thinking of that just because the “angels” at school used to do that in the computer lab.

  41. Masquers
    6:37 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Sounds like someone we know may have some experience with those small windows of opportunity. snort.

  42. O'Howlers
    6:48 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Youse guys! If Mom lets her iPaw home with us us us, we can still post on this here blog. If not, well then she can slip into one of the many quiet rooms when she is in need of a break, and she can take that iPaw in with her. She never ever uses her work computer for this blog.

    She does say she will not be able to keep up with all of us most of the day, though.

  43. MTMP
    6:53 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Buddy, you should be honored. Bear asked permission to blur over. I think that is a first.

    Dusk is descending; we do not like this time of day. Even Annie gets melancholy.

    Hiring Rio to “look adorable” chorkle, strangle, spit, heh-heh


  44. BearSpiritDog
    7:20 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Min-Pin! What are you suggesting? That I would Blurr over Uninvited? That has Never Happened…well…hardly ever. sniff.

  45. Mollypop's Mom
    7:43 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Here is a picture from last night’s skating on the Erie Canal.

  46. Buddy and Leno
    7:45 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Two weeks old and pups are starting to open their eyes. Sharon thinks there’s a nice male that looks promising, but of course personalities are still developing.

  47. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:49 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Ice skating!….It just looks cold to me….snort!…I do enough of it on the patio these days…grump!

    MollysMaw!….There is a 2 hour show on tonight with Idol Auditions! I believe they will be in New York!….chuffle!

  48. Buddy and Leno
    7:53 pm on January 15th, 2015

    We just went ice skating, well, a couple of places anyway, but not on purpose. Maybe also some mountain climbing because, you know, no one shovels in this town. And it’s really really cold out there.

  49. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:57 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Avalanche!….I am watching my first Avalanche game of the season…snort!…This is my go-to sport in-between football and baseball….grunt!

  50. Tupper and Gilly
    7:59 pm on January 15th, 2015


  51. MTMP
    8:03 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Oh Mr. Bear, so sorry, I must have been thinking of my other Belgian Whatchamacallit friend. My mistake.

    Again. PUPPIES!! In a pile!

    Mom is impressed with all you ladies who live alone. She is not cut out for it. What about me, Belle and Annie. Are we chopped liver?

  52. Mollypop's Mom
    8:28 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Rio, I’m watching American Idol from the start this time, but I’ll never make it to the end. I’ll be in bed before that. All that ice skating stuff, you know.

  53. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:34 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Watching World Dog Awards. Got a little teary over Clover, the first service dog honored.

    A pile of puppies, nothing cuter!

    Barb has lived sans husband for 27 years, and 15 years without any two leggeds in the household. At this point there is NO WAY she could be accommodating to a man in the house. However, her situation is entirely different from losing a loved one to illness.

  54. Diane C.
    8:45 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Skating on the Erie Canal–something strangely evocative about that (for all I know, it happens every year, but this is the first time I’ve been aware that such a thing is possible).
    Do all the puppies have names? “Diane” is a good name…

  55. Herd of Hounds
    9:00 pm on January 15th, 2015

    We were LOL at Buddy’s ice skating. Better him than us. Then RIo says “Avalanche”. WE were really worried until we reaalized the was something sports related. The puppies are indeed adorable and the skating on the Erie Canal…
    Looks like fun but we know mom would be so bundled up, she’d never be able to move 🙂

  56. dawson
    9:20 pm on January 15th, 2015

    I’m watching the World Dog Awards too.

    I don’t know what I’d do without the man who came with me to my doctor’s appointment. He has waited on me hand and foot today. The doctor hurt me and prescribed painkillers to make up for it. The pharmacy did not have the proper ingredients to fill the order and have made me wait 3 hours so far! I’m so grateful that my man is here, although he could let me win a cribbage game now and then.
    Those Plunderers who lost their life mates last year are constantly on my mind.

  57. dawson
    9:27 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Being moderated at 9:20.
    I used the p h a r m a c y word.

    Watching World Dog Awards.

    In pain and going to bed shortly.

  58. Mollypop's Mom
    9:31 pm on January 15th, 2015

    HOH, about the bundling up. Before last night’s ice-skating I was always in my ski clothes. They were light, flexible and gave the best warmth of anything. Last night I realized my ski clothes were still down at Holiday Valley and I had to bulk up. I felt like the Pillsberry doughboy and I wasn’t even warm. Take note of this for your next trip to Alaska.

  59. Martha
    9:33 pm on January 15th, 2015

    I love the pile of puppies! What breed are they? I am finally warm. I just finished a hot shower and am now under a pile of blankets.

  60. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:54 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Martha, I think those are German Shepherd Dog puppies. A picture of their preggers mama was posted last month.

    So who will be Dog of the Year? Do you think it will be Hank? We think so.

  61. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:59 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Hank got it! Yay!

    Now, on to Parenthood.

  62. Buddy and Leno
    10:06 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Yep…they’re GSD pups. And not named, whoever gets them will get to name them (I get one, but no idea if I get a girl or a boy). As for ice skating, it’s not lots of fun, but it’s less fun when you fall, which fortunately I did not. Leno is very careful.

  63. Herd of Hounds
    10:15 pm on January 15th, 2015

    MPM, just joking about clothing. Got Smartwool tights and 2 pair fleece lined tights, an LL Bean 3/4 length coat rated to -20, thinsulate ski gloves, fur lined boots, fun and warm owl hat (which the dogs and AJ hate), wool sweaters. Was hot most of the time last year. Willow Lake for restart was a challenge to stay warm on.

  64. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:04 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Auditions!…Next week they will show the auditions that took place in Minneapolis….snort!…I wonder if Alice will show up on the show…heh!heh!…New York had a few really good people, but not as many as I had expected…chuffle!…A homeless guy was last to get a ticket to Hollywood and he brought the house down. He is going to be amazing!…snorkel!

  65. BearSpiritDog
    11:06 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Buddy&Leno: I swear One of Those Puppies Looks Like a Bear!

    Awesome One: Sorry to Hear you are in pain. Carpola. Is this Part of the Therapy?

    Hound’s Mom: You are going to be Toasty Warm.

  66. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:06 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Goodnight!…Sleep tight! Don’t let the bed-pugs bite…chorkel!

  67. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:12 pm on January 15th, 2015

    We second that, Rio. Nighty night.

  68. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:15 pm on January 15th, 2015

    Forgot to say that the Dog Awards made us teary, and then Parenthood did the same.

  69. Tupper and Gilly
    11:36 pm on January 15th, 2015

    G’night, family.
    Sleep like a pile of puppies, warm, snuggly and secure.

  70. BearSpiritDog
    11:59 pm on January 15th, 2015

    G’Night from Us too – Bear

  71. AJ
    12:11 am on January 16th, 2015

    Which brings to mind a quick story that happened the other night….

    While out training with the dogs I often stop through the kennel to feed or snack the team and then leave right away. I want the dogs to get used to being able to come into a safe place like home or a check point and then be able to mentally leave it when asked to. While doing this the other night as I was preparing to leave to finish an 80 mile run, out of nowhere Twig came running up to me. Twig has been my all star leader and is the daughter of Annabelle as well as the mother of Mae and Josephine who are all leaders. (feel free to insert a joke about strong female leadership here). At any rate I haven’t been running Twig much this year as she is getting older and I presumed slower. Somehow though she had gotten lose from Phil’s team who was also running at the time and tracked me down. At the time I was unable to get off my sled and secure Twig so off we went. All of us together.

    What makes this memorable is not so much the act of her coming to me or staying with the team and maybe I’m the one reading too much into this but when Twig was running again with me, her pups and up front…. She just expanded happiness to the whole team. You could just see the joy in every step she took. Reasons why I love to run dogs.

    So, that’s about it for right now. Things are coming together. The training wheels for Phil are slowly coming off as he learns to balance and I’m looking forward to this year’s Iditarod. Maybe Twig has one more in her with the main team after all.

    Thanks much for your support and friendship and following run on sentences, fragments, run ons and so ons.


  72. AJ
    12:12 am on January 16th, 2015

    Stupid moderations…. Hate them so much.

  73. O'Howlers
    7:54 am on January 16th, 2015

    AJ, lovely story, and it made Mom sniff. a lot. We love Twig, and she loves dogs, especially huskies (of course)!

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