Happy Birthday, Joni Mitchell

“Sixty-nine today,” Admin says.

“And are you sending some sort of timely message with the title of this song?” says Spence.

“Sending a message?” Admin says. “You know what Sam Goldwyn said.”

“Call Western Union.”

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80 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Joni Mitchell”

  1. OleyHowlers
    8:24 am on November 7th, 2012

    Good morning, constituents. The pugs and the huskies have decided to form a coalition government.

    Our pop is feeling low today. Blaming it on some Belgian monks.

  2. Barb & Maggie
    8:28 am on November 7th, 2012

    Good morning Oleys and all. We had a late night too, so moving a little slow this morning. Oleys, tell you paw to try some hair of the dog. LOL

    Enjoyed the Joni song, Hard to believe that was 42 years ago.

  3. B.Stover
    8:37 am on November 7th, 2012

    I think that this is the first time Spence and I have agreed on music.

    Good morning all.

  4. Rose
    8:51 am on November 7th, 2012

    Greetings All!

    Preparing for some snow and wind here in Westchester county.

    Pancho and Lefty: Please forgive me for even suggesting that you were nothing but splattered splort (that did make me laugh, though). I would be honored to be in the company of two fine dogs such as yourselves. Maybe with some lessons, we can do the Bonnie and Clyde thing…. :^)

  5. BearSpiritDog
    9:07 am on November 7th, 2012

    O.Howlers: That is the Best news we have heard about this election (whispering) after all…we know the Pugs & Huskies do agree on one thing…Baseball!

  6. BearSpiritDog
    9:09 am on November 7th, 2012

    Going now to listen to Joni Mitchell and check out the rest of last nights news.

    Have a Good Day Everyone.

  7. Melanie
    10:05 am on November 7th, 2012

    Good Morning all. Poor OleyHowlers’ Dad. Does he need some hair of the dog?
    We have plenty of it here.

    Or perhaps, just another?

  8. Melanie
    10:14 am on November 7th, 2012

    Just finished last night’s comments. Hurrah for Gramps! Good job Wöökie. The Pack blurred in during the surgery and noticed you in the mask. You’re pretty tall when you stand on your back legs.

    More phone calls today. Sigh. We asked my sister if this stuff ever stops and she said that 6 years after her husband died she still occasionally had to deal with paperwork.

    OTAS and GLAD are tiling their downstairs half bath with . . . PENNIES. Can’t wait to see when it’s done. I put a pic up.

  9. Melanie
    10:17 am on November 7th, 2012

    Whoops, Macy . . my sister when she was in her early teens found a rat in the toilet. YIKES. The town had been having problems with rats in the sewer, but the Mayor didn’t see a big problem.

    Dan took a picture of it and sent it to the paper. The problem was fixed.

    My sister still looks before she sits.

  10. Princess Sam
    10:19 am on November 7th, 2012

    I never thought I’d be this happy to have regular commercials on tv. I appreciate them now. Crazy, huh?

  11. Masquers
    10:21 am on November 7th, 2012

    Wookie: Good job helping out in surgery yesterday. You, my canine friend, are a dawg of many talents.
    Purrs and headbutts to your Grampa and our very best wishes for a super-fast recovery.
    Anyone else having political ad withdrawal? I thought not.

  12. OleyHowlers
    10:33 am on November 7th, 2012

    We still have not had time to catch up on yesterday’s blog. But we are going for breakfast now. bbl

  13. Staff
    10:38 am on November 7th, 2012

    Maggie and Bruce had bacon and eggs for breakfast. I had my oatmeal but I had some ginger walnut pumpkin bread with butter too. YUM.

  14. dawson
    10:38 am on November 7th, 2012

    I love, love, love Joni Mitchell.

    And now, because no one is stopping me, I’m going back to bed. 🙂

  15. Rose
    10:44 am on November 7th, 2012

    I love “Free Man in Paris.”

  16. Siber-H
    11:13 am on November 7th, 2012

    This is a sad day for our country. There will be no Siber or Pug president this term. Just wait 4 years and we will have real change. The Pugs and Huskies coalation will win!

    (whispering) We don’t really care for Joni Mitchell, but Happy Birthday to her anyway.

  17. Masquers
    11:20 am on November 7th, 2012

    Dawson: Quite a good idea. Post election day…no work today…right?
    Rose: A favorite of mine too.
    Windy later today and tomorrow…then sending some warm air youse way…just in time for the weekend! WeatherKat

  18. Tupper and Gilly
    11:22 am on November 7th, 2012

    Siber – we have heard tell of a member of the Nation Within that used to live here – that dog would howl her head off at Joni Mitchell. She didn’t much liker Judi Collins either.
    But she would hang out with the brother here when he was playing his Cream records. Go figure.

  19. BearSpiritDog
    11:30 am on November 7th, 2012

    Melanie: Ugh! Rats in the toilet?
    Not on Magpie’s watch. Right, Barb?

    Tupper&Gilly and Siber-H: Are Sibers not big fans of the Folk Music?

    Staff: Yum. Pumpkin bread with butter on it! (Bacon and Eggs sounds Good too)
    The Kitchen is calling…I shall return.

  20. Siber-H
    11:31 am on November 7th, 2012

    T&G I agree with that dog on her musical tastes.

  21. Siber-H
    11:33 am on November 7th, 2012

    Bear, We are big fans of folk music…just not girls with high voices.

  22. Tupper and Gilly
    11:52 am on November 7th, 2012

    Siber – that’s probably exactly what it is. Everyone here likes the Chsd Mitchell Trio, the Weavers, Peter, Paul and Mary….
    (and no one likes Joan Baez, either. Hmm, Joan, Judy and Joni – anyone else seeing a pattern here?)

  23. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:55 am on November 7th, 2012

    Joni!… I’ve looked at bowls from both sides now. From in and out – and still somehow it’s my bowls illusions I recall. I really don’t know my bowl at all… sniff!…Happy Birthday Joni.

  24. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:05 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Dow!…The Dow is plunging – I wonder why?…grump!

  25. Rose
    12:11 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Rio! I didn’t know you sang so well!

    I know why the DOW is plunging…..

  26. Rose
    12:12 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Masquers, another reason why we get along so well. Purrrrrr.

  27. Siber-H
    12:12 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Wose, yes

  28. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:13 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Rose!…Clouds is one of my friends most favorite songs ever…sniff!…She used to have all the words memorized. The post today is reminding her that she needs to get a CD player for downstairs while she is working on projects…snort!

  29. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:21 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Clouds!…I wonder if Joni Mitchell ever uploaded to the cloud…heh!heh!….I still chorkel over that scene in AFOC where Bernie is talking to his old neighbor about that….chorkel!….Somethings lost but somethings gained from living life each day….woooWooooo!

  30. Staff
    1:00 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Rio, I am really impressed at how well you spelled bowls. I think you have learned a lot on this blog. (I have learned to say a lot instead of alot.)

  31. Pancho & Lefty
    1:21 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Wose: Splattered splort—We’re glad it made you laugh. We already have a Bonnie and Clyde. They were two of four dogs we added to the Kennel last spring. They came from the kennel of Rebecca’s mushing mentor; this is the same kennel as Junior. The other two are named Bjourn and Rioc. Our Lady wanted to rename all of them, but before she knew it, AJ had packed us up and taken us to southeast for the summer. Along the way, and the details are fuzzy, he renamed one of them Bonnie and the other Clyde. Let’s just say, they fit into the kennel nicely. Our Lady is the CNO, Chief Naming Officer of our littler operation, and AJ only thinks he has a say in naming. He doesn’t. But, he was so pleased with himself she decided to choose another battle.

  32. Beau - The Black Pug
    1:26 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Sneeze!….I pooped on a fire hydrant last night…heh!cough!

  33. Pancho & Lefty
    1:33 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Beau: Talk about skill. Your Friend must be proud, no doubt. AJ’s sled bag is our usual target. Now, it is a challenge combined with skill, accuracy and speed. It’s not only a matter of doing it before he notices, but finish the job once he notices and tries to stop you. Garcia is the record holder.

  34. BearSpiritDog
    1:41 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Beau: Heh. That’s what they’re there for right?

  35. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:50 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Beau!…He doesn’t poop by things or under things – he poops ON things… grunt!

  36. Masquers
    2:06 pm on November 7th, 2012
  37. Masquers
    2:13 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Riö: Beau is not alone in this weirdness. BSD has this same unusual habit. He says he does this so no one following him steps “in it”.

  38. Melanie
    2:38 pm on November 7th, 2012

    A spirit dog poops?

    Bella, please check your SdD

  39. Melanie
    2:50 pm on November 7th, 2012

    The weather channel has now started naming winter storms. Sigh. What’s next? Naming thunderstorms?

    Folks, if I don’t make a lot of sense, I have had to take a pain pill.

  40. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:13 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Melanie!…That’s all fine and dandy but what about all the other times you don’t make any sense?…heh!heh!

    Accused!…Maskers, are you sure that isn’t you playing Katie?…sneeze!…You Kats all look alike to me…sniff!

  41. Mollypop's Mom
    3:28 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Here’s Sammie with long hair. She thinks she’s ready for a movie audition now and I hate to disappoint her, but next week she will probably get a hair cut. She’s overdue. She looks like a much bigger dog.

  42. Melanie
    3:32 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Sammie looks mavelous, just mavelous. (it was difficult to explain to the iPaw how to spell that)

    What can I say, Rio? Signed the Scarecrow

  43. Buddy
    4:05 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Accused looks like a really great movie. When did Masquers learn he got the part, and how difficult was it for him to play a girl? I mean Dustin Hoffman could do it well but really, Masquers is no DH.

  44. Kat
    4:07 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Your Rotal Highness Sammie, don’t let them cut your hair!

    It is not very nice out. I am lying in front of the pellet stove relaxing now that all the work is done.

  45. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:28 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Scarecrow:… I haven’t got a brain… only straw.

    Dorothy:… How can you talk if you haven’t got a brain?

    Scarecrow:… I don’t know… But some people without
    brains do an awful lot of talking… don’t they?

    Dorothy:… Yes, I guess you’re right.

  46. Barb & Maggie
    4:31 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Sammy, I like your longish hair.

    Bear, I would have probably plunged my head right into the toilet to get a rat. We have no rats here, but we have something that looks a lot like them, except with a big fluffy tail. I go nuts when they try to come to our bird feeders.

    Part of the stock market problem today was some new worries about Europe, especially Germany and Greece.

  47. Tupper and Gilly
    4:58 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Another day in the life of Gramp’s Personal Taxi Company. But now he has some nice new boots, and we got a little bit further on a Secret Project.
    And there is a pot roast simmering in the crock pot. Life ain’t too bad at all. (specially since the long arm of English Law can’t reach us from the Ivory Tower…tee hee)

  48. OleyHowlers
    5:16 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Barb, the analysts said that the stock market problem today had to do with the European worries, but also has to do with the worries over the split government not being able to play nice together to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff”. Let’s hope they can act like grown ups.

  49. Barb & Maggie
    5:37 pm on November 7th, 2012

    The fiscal cliff problem has been looming all year, but you are right, the Congress has choosen to act like bickering little children. They have the ability to solve the problems, or at least ease them, if they will only make an effort to work together.

  50. B.Stover
    6:02 pm on November 7th, 2012

    T&G: The Ivory Tower has a longer reach than you might think.

  51. Melanie
    6:10 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Riö . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gRU_Z_xXag

    In about 40 minutes I’m heading upstairs (maybe even earlier). Zoe is letting me borrow the iPad and will be watching something upstairs. Then when my eyes shut I don’t have to worry about getting up and up to bed.

  52. Barb & Maggie
    6:22 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Melanie, Are your kids in the path of the new storm that is approaching, or is it more NJ?

    Josh is stopping over with the kids since Jess is staying late at the shop to paint. We are making navy beans cooked with a smoked pork hock and served over home made cornbread. Down home cooking at its best!

  53. Rose
    6:28 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Rio! I am laughing at your post of the Scarecrow and Dorothy. (I have a certain person in mind who fits the bill).

  54. Rose
    6:30 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Beau, that is a pretty neat trick. You must be a very clean pug.

  55. Rose
    6:32 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Pancho and Lefty: I feel left out because I won’t belong to a pack, or have a special name.

  56. Rose
    6:34 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Melanie, I did not direct the Scarecrow comment at you…Someone else entirely. heh!

  57. Barb & Maggie
    6:41 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Rose, I bet I know who you are talking about – Donald Trump, right?

  58. Masquers
    6:44 pm on November 7th, 2012

    No! Sammie don’t let them cut your hair! Hollywood is calling.
    Buddy: That wasn’t me, but I agree, if DH could do it why not moi?
    And, Riö, What do you mean all kats look alike? I am deeply offended. sniff.

  59. Wose
    6:44 pm on November 7th, 2012

    B&M, I take the fifth…..

  60. Masquers
    6:49 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Wait a minute…what do you mean I’m no Dustin Hoffman? But you may be right…I’m taller.

  61. Wose
    6:55 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Masquers, you are so very talented, I have no doubt that you are also a fine thespia

  62. Wose
    6:56 pm on November 7th, 2012

    That should have been ” a fine thespian”.

  63. Masquers
    7:01 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Thank you, Rose.
    Hey, Riö: I know how annoyed you get when one of us mentions who’s “up top”, but guess who it is this time? Cassie The Butt Sniffing Dog, that’s who.

  64. Melanie
    7:04 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Rose, I used to sign off using the “scarecrow” because somedays I don’t have a brain.

  65. Wose
    7:15 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Melanie, I’m chuckling here.

  66. Princess Sam
    7:35 pm on November 7th, 2012

    I like the way I look with all this hair. I’m fat and fluffy and no one can tell if I’ve had too much to eat. For sure, next week at Jacqueline’s Dog Salon they will shear me like a sheep.

    Siber-H has suggested hair extensions when I have to audition for the movie. That will work.

  67. Tupper and Gilly
    7:43 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Ummmm….where is Wolfie? We have been in and out so much lately, but don’t think we have seen any posts from that direction.

  68. Tupper and Gilly
    7:45 pm on November 7th, 2012

    And Masquers – you are taller than Dustin Hoffman – hahahahhahahaa!! That was a really good one. And since Dustin Hoffman is tsller than Tom Cruise, well, we can all do the math on that one.

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:59 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Beau!…He is clean as Whistling Dixie…snort!…He got wonderfluffed this past weekend. They used some Aloe Shampoo on him and he is soft as a puppies butt …heh!heh!heh!heh!heh!burp!

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:02 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Excitement!….We’ve had some excitement here tonight. Our neighbors car right across the street started on fire and two big ole fire trucks loaded with firemen came to put it out….wheeze!

  71. Princess Sam
    8:39 pm on November 7th, 2012

    So the car was just sitting there and then spontaneously started on fire?

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:45 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Sammie!… Yes! It just started on fire….sniff!….Although I did see a dark pug-like shape trotting away from the scene just before the firemen got there…snort!

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:51 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Beau!…I didn’t think anything of it at the time because when I turned around Beau was right behind me…sniff!….But when he wagged his tail it gave off just a hint of smoke and aloe….wheeze!

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:35 pm on November 7th, 2012

    Easter!…We are watching yet again another way the Easter Island statues may have been moved from the quarry to their final resting place….snort!…Very interesting, but I doubt we will ever know exactly how those old-timey guys really did move all their statues….heh!

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on November 7th, 2012

    WOW!…It looks like they finally figured it out. The Statue walks towards its destination….heh!…Finally inches by inches. Proved possible!…yipppeee!

  76. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:05 am on November 8th, 2012

    I have been in lurk mode lately, trying to reestablish my identity in a world without my mom. It’s hard to explain. I feel such a deep peace and joy for her, and yet I am adrift.

    I like Joni Michell and I like Joan Baez only when she is singing one of the Child ballads.

  77. SnowBella
    1:52 am on November 8th, 2012

    Wolfie: Please take care of your mom and let the Smoochers know if you need help keeping the quilt on her shoulders.

  78. c.hobbit
    2:34 am on November 8th, 2012

    Wolfie: I don’t have a family of my own…my identity had always been as a daughter. So when my mother died, I mourned deeply for her and I also mourned the loss of my identity. I was adrift for a long time.

  79. Wose
    6:20 am on November 8th, 2012

    Wolfie: I am sending you loving hugs. With both of my parents passed, and not having exactly the greatest relationship with my siblings, I still try to figure out who I am and what my place is. The Prof helps, but he doesn’t. Always understand how I feel.

    Please remember , you can always blur to my apartment, and we can snuggle under the Wizard of Oz quilt. Plunderers are always here for you.

  80. Gus & BooBear
    6:43 am on November 8th, 2012

    Tough week for Mom emotionally. Dad has done so well since the seizure and the the surgery. She hates to think of him having to go through the radiation and chemo. Dad is much more solid about it. Hopefully, once everything gets under way, Mom will regroup.

    We just caught up with the last few days posting. Wookie, so sorry to hear about your Grandpa’s fall but so thankful that his surgery went well and that he will be out and about giving walkies and tummies before you know it.

    Glad all in the northeast have recovered from storm#1 and hope they aren’t going to suffer from storm #2.

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