Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan!

“Seventy-three today,” Spence says.

“An important figure in the cultcha,” says Admin.

“You all right?”

“Don’t think twice.”


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101 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan!”

  1. Barb & Maggie
    9:20 am on May 24th, 2014

    Bee got it right yesterday. Good morning all.

    Lovely start here to the Memorial weekend.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:29 am on May 24th, 2014

    Good morning B&M and everyone! We will throw in our “herd”mony…Whoo hoo, yodel, howl.
    Also got a kick out of the use of lyrics in the post conversation.
    Have a satiated Saturday.

  3. B.Stover
    9:52 am on May 24th, 2014

    “Cultcha.” Love it!

    Good morning all.

  4. Masquers
    9:55 am on May 24th, 2014

    Heh, heh…it’s all right.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    10:01 am on May 24th, 2014

    Doobie the Mountain Dog is on the right. Lucy is in love!

  6. Molly's Mom
    10:06 am on May 24th, 2014

    I was part of the Dylan era. I’m just a little younger than he is but my same birthday is coming up shortly. It was the era of don’t trust anyone over 30. But then we all turned 30 and I was a flower child no more. My gosh, that was many lifetimes ago.

  7. Zoe
    10:09 am on May 24th, 2014

    Bob Dylan was one of our favorites..

    Amalia’s visit was the highlight of the month. What a friend!
    I want to write on the blog what all of you meant to Melanie and how important you were to her for so long. I can’t do it yet, I can hardly go in her room. I know that I will get through this wasteland but losing Dan, 7 dogs and my Melanie in a year and a half is a lot to handle. Twelve rooms two old dogs and an old lady is quite a change. Now Martha has to go in for an operation..not cancer, just clean up and stuff and I am terrified.

  8. BooBear's Mom
    10:16 am on May 24th, 2014

    Oh, Zoe. What a sad year you have had. We think the dogs left to cross the rainbow bridge early so they could greet Melanie and take good care of her.

    Martha will be fine and dandy. And thank goodness for Amalia. You have a wonderful friend to visit with.

  9. Herd of Hounds
    10:18 am on May 24th, 2014

    Zoe, good morning and good to hear from you and know you are frequently in in our thoughts. Amalia is a great friend to have.

  10. Kat
    10:19 am on May 24th, 2014

    Oh Zoe, i love you. I am sending mucho Kat Kisses your way.
    From Momma: Same era; different artist:

    To everything – turn, turn, turn
    There is a season – turn, turn, turn
    And a time to every purpose under heaven

    A time to be born, a time to die
    A time to plant, a time to reap
    A time to kill, a time to heal
    A time to laugh, a time to weep

    To everything – turn, turn, turn
    There is a season – turn, turn, turn
    And a time to every purpose under heaven

    A time to build up, a time to break down
    A time to dance, a time to mourn
    A time to cast away stones
    A time to gather stones together

    To everything – turn, turn, turn
    There is a season – turn, turn, turn
    And a time to every purpose under heaven

    A time of love, a time of hate
    A time of war, a time of peace
    A time you may embrace
    A time to refrain from embracing

    To everything – turn, turn, turn
    There is a season – turn, turn, turn
    And a time to every purpose under heaven

    A time to gain, a time to lose
    A time to rend, a time to sew
    A time for love, a time for hate
    A time for peace, I swear it’s not too late!

  11. Staff
    10:36 am on May 24th, 2014

    I am in the middle of getting the garden up and running. I remember sending Melanie Zinnia seeds to plant this spring. Sad feelings rise up.

    Zoe, I believe you can trust your grandchildren to be there for you while Martha has some work done. Loosing all those family members in such a short while is terrifying. I hope you can get through this dark time. Hugs from Staff and the kats.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    10:38 am on May 24th, 2014

    Kat, you nailed it. It was an era of such evocative music. Kind of miss is with all the crap and head thumping tunes 🙂

  13. Barb & Maggie
    10:58 am on May 24th, 2014

    We loved Pete Seeger’s Turn turn turn, sung by The Byrds.

    Not a huge Dylan fan – we did like Lay Lady Lay and Blowin in the Wind along with maybe a few others.

    Good to hear from Zoe. We think of her often. What a great friend Amalia is. Barb wishes she lived closer, but at least she got a chance to meet her.

    Off to the grocery store.

  14. BearSpiritDog
    11:12 am on May 24th, 2014

    “Blowin’ in the Wind”
    Those were the days when the winds of change were blowing.

    Kat: That song has opened up a floodgate of memories and just a few tears. sniff.

    Zoe: Sending Big Bear Hugs and Lots of Love to you, Mac & Mattie. We are always thinking of you and your family.
    To have such a wonderful friend as Amalia is a blessing indeed.

  15. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:17 am on May 24th, 2014

    Dylan!…Is a Great Artist. Happy Birthday Bob!…snort!…Hopefully he is not Knock Knock Knockin’ on Heavens Door…wuffle!

  16. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:19 am on May 24th, 2014

    Quiet!…Peace and Quiet on the home front right now…heh!…Someone is loving it. Others of us are wondering where our breakfast is. Surely that dry kibble in our bowls is not what I think it is….grump!

  17. BearSpiritDog
    11:23 am on May 24th, 2014

    Rio! How will you and Beau Ever survive without your Zingers?
    I feel for you, pal, I really do.

  18. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:28 am on May 24th, 2014

    Bear!….Now just hold on there pal, we don’t know anything for sure yet…snort!…Beau has been looking out the front door for hours now, not including last night. He is sure mother will be home any minute now….wheeze!

  19. Tupper and Gilly
    11:37 am on May 24th, 2014

    Aww, gee whillikers. Mama has never been anyone’s “highlight” before. She thinks she was very blessed the day she first got an email from high in the hills asking about the studio. From that tiny seed, a whole garden of friendship, family and love has grown. Some of the blossoms have faded away, but new growth is peeking through with daughters in law and babies to be. The garden still grows.

    As far as Dylan – well not so much. We always wanted to hold him down, shave him, brush his hair and tell him to ANNUNCIATE Bob, ANNUNCIATE!
    tee hee

  20. Masquers
    11:55 am on May 24th, 2014

    Riö: Looks like somebody is missing your friend’s mother and not just for the treats.
    T&G: Someone here remembers a time in particular when Dylan was making a TV appearance way back when.
    Let’s just say your mama would have been cringing big time.

  21. B.Stover
    11:55 am on May 24th, 2014

    Every time I see a seagull gliding gracefully in the sky, I think of Melanie. I’m not sure why I make that connection but I love seagulls and I miss Melanie.

  22. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:58 am on May 24th, 2014


  23. Tupper and Gilly
    12:24 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Bee – she loved them too.

  24. dawson
    12:24 pm on May 24th, 2014

    I love Bob Dylan. His double album Blonde on Blonde was the first album I ever bought. I drove my Mom (Maggie) crazy singing “I Ain’t Gonna Work on Maggie’s Farm No More”. Heh, heh. Over and over and over.

    Zoe: You are in our prayers and so is Martha. Melanie is sorely missed by all of us, every day. I give thanks that we were all blessed with her love and loyal friendship.

  25. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:46 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Worrit!…Well, now my friend is starting to pace around the house …..sniff!….Seems she has not heard word of her mother reaching her destination yet and it is way beyond when she should have arrived…grunt!…She wants to take us for a walk but doesn’t dare leave before the phone call comes letting us know all is okay…wheeze! walk! bugger!

  26. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:52 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Grump!…Well we are going for that damn walk. Her mother finally remembered to phone-home…sniff!…I swear!

  27. Masquers
    1:06 pm on May 24th, 2014

    if dogs run free
    why not we?

  28. BearSpiritDog
    1:14 pm on May 24th, 2014

    So many things remind us of Melanie…Love & Laughter, Butterflies & Purple…Favorite Music and so much more.
    She is always in our hearts.

  29. Siber-H
    1:14 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Zoe, It is always great to hear from you. We miss Melanie so much. I am thankful Amalia and your family are there for you. Please know you and your family and dogs are always in our hearts and prayers.

    Happy Birthday to Dylan!

  30. BearSpiritDog
    1:18 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Siber-H: Speaking of Birthdays…isn’t this the Big Birthday Bash for Zeta & Teddy?

  31. Siber-H
    1:21 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Bear, I am not for sure exactly when the Birthday Bash is but I will keep checking the blog to find out.

  32. dawson
    1:27 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Masquers: Love that recording of If Dogs Run Free.

  33. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:36 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Bob!…And Willie sing about Pancho and Lefty!…snort!snort!…Does it get any better than this?…wheeze!


  34. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:38 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Harmony!…Course Willie and Bob don’t really harmonize well when they sing “together”…heh!heh!…Kinda funny that.

  35. Teddy Ruff Rider
    1:52 pm on May 24th, 2014

    BSD The big birthday bash is next Saturday (May 31), which is closer to Zeta’s actual birthday, which is June 1. It’s going to be a real blowout party though.

  36. Diane C.
    2:02 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Hello Everyone–so much with which to catch up I don’t know what to say (not that that’s ever stopped me) except:
    Zoe–you will all see each other again, you just have to wait a while;
    Teddy RR–A belated Happy Birthday.
    And I wanted to mention a strangely interesting book I’m reading: “Casebook” by Mona Simpson (not Bart’s grandmother). 14-year-old narrator hires a private detective to check out his mother’s new beau (other things happen too). What immediately caught my attention was the mother’s name–Irene Adler–and she’s a math professor. Still trying to crack that symbolism/allusion, but also really enjoying the voice of the narrator.
    Also, thanks for the Slurp n Burp information (and I agree–disgusting).

  37. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:02 pm on May 24th, 2014
  38. Siber-H
    2:07 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Teddy RR, Thanks. We have a whole week to prepare for the party…the really big blowout!!

  39. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:10 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Dates!…I thought today was Teddy’s Big Birthday Blow-Out Bash!…snort!heh!snort!

  40. BearSpiritDog
    2:14 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Diane: Symbolism is Everywhere!

    Dawson: Heh. I know Masquers had you in mind when he posted it.

    Teddy: You KNOW how my memory is…May 31st…Got it.
    I am writing this down (on a slip of paper never to be found again) as we speak.

    Great Card, Rio!

  41. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:14 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Walks!…All the long walking is done for the day…sniff!wheeze!…My friend is home and says now we wait for the Monsoons to start up again….grunt!…Last night after I signed off the storm took a nasty turn. Thunder and Lightning right over us and then it started gushing buckets of water…wheeze!…Someone got up during the night to look at the comets but it was too cloudy to see anything….grumble!

  42. Billy's Buddy
    3:16 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Happy Birthday, Bob, Teddy RR and Zeta.

    Happy Saturday to the rest of you.

    Zoe, I miss Melanie so much I can’t believe it. She enriched all of our lives constantly and with great variety. Yesterday I was taking “dictation” from my four-year-old granddaughter Kasia. I was writing the things she “loves.” Imagine my reaction when she said, “I love purple and I love butterflies.” It involved a few tears. Oh yes it did.

  43. O'Howlers
    3:30 pm on May 24th, 2014

    We took Zesiköv on his first hike. Don’t we look like a great pack?

    Now we are ready to nap while they mow grass.

  44. Thieves!
    3:43 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Rio: Storm! We think the thunder last night was Rick fainting from the shock of ML cooking two days in a row. The buckets of rain were when our Heartfriend dumped water on Rick to revive him.

    Zoe: We here miss our Heartfriend every day. Like others, the mention or sight of purple, butterflies, and many other things leaves us sad for a moment, but grateful forever that she was our friend.

  45. Herd of Hounds
    4:24 pm on May 24th, 2014

    We are home from the 1890’s fair 🙂 Met the gal who won the “Running of the Chattanooga Chihuahuas”…she are a sausage as big as she was. We had to share one 🙁 Lots of classic cars, Blue Grass Music, bubbles ands crafts. Mom saw the people who do stone and turquoise and silver jewelry but the lady wasn’t there ’cause she’s sick. Also saw a loooooooooooooong horn bull. No thank you!
    All in all, a fun day but mom says our manners need a little work, whatever that means.

  46. Masquers
    4:25 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Thieves: For so many of us she is the best friend we never met.

  47. Herd of Hounds
    4:25 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Oops, Chihuahua ATE a sausage…

  48. Masquers
    4:27 pm on May 24th, 2014

    HOH: Sounds like a fun day was had by all.

  49. Herd of Hounds
    4:27 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Masquers, ditto from here 🙂 The bestest and greatest!

  50. Masquers
    4:28 pm on May 24th, 2014

    The Otter Cork strikes again!

  51. Zoe
    5:06 pm on May 24th, 2014

    The song..”Turn.Turn” Thank you. Last fall Martha and I went to Pete Seeger’s last concert and Melanie insisted on dog (8) sitting. Our family ..all of us have been Pete Seeger fans for what seems forever. He sang that song as well as so many others, and for the first time I felt Dan was near. It was a magical afternoon and Melanie was so wonderful to sit with the pack. Thank you for reminding me.

  52. Zoe
    5:13 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Tried this before but messed up. Peter Seeger (Turn., Turn) was a hero in our family. Last fall Melanie insisted on dog sitting so Martha and I could see his last concert..it was wonderful and of course we sang the “Turn, Turn” and many others. It was the first time I felt Dan was there. Thank you for reminding me.

  53. Herd of Hounds
    5:13 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Oh, oh. Look at who mom said we were privileged to meet (even if he is an impersonator).

    She says he really does Barney Fife well, right down to the gun with no bullet.

  54. c.hobbit
    5:18 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Zoe: there is seldom a day that something doesn’t remind me of Melanie: purple, butterflies, a funny cartoon. She was an amazing person. I must admit that I am even jealous of those who knew her in real life –or even the Plunderers who got to meet her. She still is an inspiration to me.

    Speaking of purple…did you know that there is an online Purple Store that only sells things that are purple?

  55. BearSpiritDog
    5:29 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Zoe: Pete Seeger is a Favorite in this household too.
    How wonderful to have seen him in person. Nana is envious.

    Hounds: Remembering Barney Fife and his Gun with
    No Bullets. Mayberry was a great place to live.

  56. Kat
    5:49 pm on May 24th, 2014

    I am very happy Turn Turn helped a little, Zoe. It is the song that Momma says always runs thru her head whenever she is trying to deal with all the trying times, like losing our most wonderful friend.
    And on yet another sad note, our bestest friend Cherokee crossed the Rainbow Bridge today. He and Dima are pal-ing around now.

  57. Wose-the small and meek
    5:57 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Zoe, It is so nice to hear from you. Even though I did not have the opportunity to meet Melanie in person, there were many times her words pulled me out of darkness. I miss her.

  58. Barb & Maggie
    5:58 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Cherokee fought his battle for a long time. He was so brave and is now running like a carefree puppy once again.

  59. Wose-the small and meek
    5:59 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Kat, I am very sad to hear of Cherokee’s passing. All good dogs go to heaven.

    Youse guys looked great walking in your pack.

  60. Herd of Hounds
    6:00 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Cherokee was a brave and faithful friend and we here on this blog are glad to have been introduced to him. We will miss him.

  61. Wose-the small and meek
    6:03 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Teddy RR, June 1st is a very important day. Not just for Princess Zeta, but for two people we all know and love.

  62. Tupper and Gilly
    6:09 pm on May 24th, 2014

    For any of those puppies who have dealt with the trauma and humiliation of butt shots:


  63. BearSpiritDog
    6:32 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Cherokee is a Good Dog. He has known Great Love and will be missed by all who shared their life with him.

  64. Masquers
    6:35 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Gilly, Is this a paid advertisement? Pretty darn persuasive I would say.

  65. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:38 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Gilly!…SNORT!…who knew you could talk??…heh!

  66. Thieves!
    6:40 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Creator, please bless and keep Cherokee’s spirit. Please bless he didn’t suffer. Please comfort those who are grieving his loss whether they are animal or human. Please bless he will never forget he is loved.

    This is the prayer of our sled dog hearts. Amen.

  67. BearSpiritDog
    6:45 pm on May 24th, 2014


  68. Beau - The Black Pug
    6:53 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Sneeze!…To dat Cherokee, Amen an Dawg Bless…snuffle!

  69. Wose-the small and meek
    7:01 pm on May 24th, 2014


  70. Billy's Buddy
    7:02 pm on May 24th, 2014


    Tears of sadness, tears of joy.

  71. Wose-the small and meek
    7:02 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Gilly, What a great PSA!

  72. O'Howlers
    7:22 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Thank you.

  73. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:35 pm on May 24th, 2014

    After I clicked over to “Pancho and Lefty”, I discovered a video about the writer, Townes Van Zandt. He was a sad guy. The video was an hour and a half, very interesting, but sad.

    Run free, Cherokee, run free.

    Zoe, I was thinking about you this very morning. Hugs with tears, hugs with no tears, hugs.

  74. Zeusiköv
    7:47 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Good news! That lady’s name is “Mom”! And she said that I am now a bona fide horse dog!!! Woo Hooo! I have a very good feeling.

  75. Herd of Hounds
    8:01 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Cherokee, pass in peace.
    Zeus, Who is a good dog? You!
    Tupper, you are quite the Royal Gal 🙂

  76. Herd of Hounds
    8:02 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Oops, Gilly.

  77. Staff
    8:16 pm on May 24th, 2014

    I think of Melanie at odd times too. Whenever I eat Cheetos I remember her eating from the orange food group. And when planting Zinnia’s and when tending the strawberries that are boringly planted in the ground not in a gutter.


  78. Wose-the small and meek
    8:18 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Zeusikov, Good dog! You are now part of the pack!

  79. Staff
    8:21 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Run free with no pain. I know you will meet many friends on the other side.

  80. dawson
    8:30 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Zeusikov: Congratulations on your horse certification.

    O’Howlers: Great bum shot of y’all. This kind of bum shot does not require the services of attorney Meashka.

    Cherokee’s family: Many friends of Chet will be welcoming Cherokee across the bridge, rejoicing in his new-found vigor.

  81. Molly's Mom
    8:36 pm on May 24th, 2014

    The Hawks are playing the Kings tonight and it is already an exciting game. The Blackhawks scored a shorthanded goal. And the Kings scored right after them. And darn it all this game has started so late I’m going to be going to bed soon.

  82. Siber-H
    8:38 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Thieves, Amen.
    We are sorry about Cherokee’s passing to the other side, but he was welcomed by many friends.

  83. Diane C.
    8:46 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Amen and peace and blessings on Cherokee and all who love him.
    Zeusikov–Well done (and I’m relieved that all seem to be getting along).
    Gilly–Ms. Pretty and I are both looking forward to your PSA, but we need to get to another computer before we can see it.

  84. Diane C.
    8:48 pm on May 24th, 2014

    A propos of nothing in particualr, if any of you questioned the science in the movie Gravity, here’s a clip of America’s sweetheart and physicist Brian Greene re-enacting the roles of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in one scene.


    (Still looking for a clip appropriate for next week’s birthday bash…)

  85. Diane C.
    8:50 pm on May 24th, 2014

    B. Stover–almost forgot! thanks for letting us know about the Purple Store. (Now I can find the sofa I want!)

  86. Rio -The Evil Pug
    9:11 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Patio!…So finally we all get to go and relax outside on the patio. No wind. No rain. And now the neighbors who never ever do anything in their yard have decided to clean-up using chainsaws and weed-wackers…grump!…It is so noisy out there it hurts our ears…sniff!…My friend is P-I-ISSED….grump!…There seems to be no end of it either…growl!

  87. Masquers
    9:16 pm on May 24th, 2014

    DianeC: Apparently they couldn’t afford to have Neil deGrasse Tyson on the movie payroll.

  88. Masquers
    9:18 pm on May 24th, 2014

    DianeC: That was CHobbit that posted the link to the purple store.

  89. Attorney Meash
    9:31 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Gilly, thanks for the great plug. Most of my business comes from word of mouth. No need to carry business cards when I get referrals from my satisfied clients.

    And now to sue the Russian dude for co-opting my avatar.

  90. Molly's Mom
    9:36 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Now an official gets in the way, changes the flow of the play, and the Kings score. Not fair!

  91. dawson
    9:48 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Mollypop’s Mom: We are watching the hockey game. Another goal by Toews! Chicago 2, LA 1.

  92. c.hobbit
    9:51 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Blessed dog, blessed family.

    I have been taking a couple of days easy as per my chiropractor’s suggestion. (yay). Doing a bit of yard work and now housecleaning and catching up on my mail. Also checked out three books to read!

  93. Diane C.
    9:59 pm on May 24th, 2014

    C. Hobbit–forgive me and thank you.
    Masquers–thanks for the correction.

  94. Rio -The Evil Pug
    10:05 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Downstairs!….Going to wait out the storms – they are a’coming …sniff!…This is getting old….grunt!

  95. Barb & Maggie
    10:09 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Night all. Going to have a little ice cream and then off to bed shortly. Black raspberry chocolate chip. Yum.

  96. Staff
    11:37 pm on May 24th, 2014

    Hope all is OK with Rio. Storms are scary! Nighty noodle all.

  97. dawson
    12:13 am on May 25th, 2014

    The Astronomy picture of the Day in memory of our Heartfriend:

  98. dawson
    12:19 am on May 25th, 2014

    Oh Phooey!
    The explanation of the picture did not show up. It was copyrighted by Malcolm Parks and it a composite nightscape taken from Great Lake Erie last night.

    Nighty Noodles All and g’day to LizF and Ruby in the Land of Oz/

  99. BearSpiritDog
    12:20 am on May 25th, 2014

    Thank you, Dawson, a Good Way to end my day – Bear

  100. Masquers
    12:26 am on May 25th, 2014

    Pug kiss coming up for the lucky 101!

  101. c.hobbit
    2:33 am on May 25th, 2014

    Rio owes me one

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