Happy Birthday, Prince Charles

“You like Prince Charles?” Admin says.

“He once said something I thought was very good advice,” says Spence.

“What was that?”

“He said that when you’re royal you learn to go to the bathroom every chance you get. He might have used the word loo.”

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104 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Prince Charles”

  1. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:35 am on November 14th, 2012

    Loo!…Me too – I go every chance I get. And then some….snort!

  2. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:36 am on November 14th, 2012

    Firt!…Yippeeee!…Its going to be a good day, I just know it…wheeze!

  3. Barb & Maggie
    9:38 am on November 14th, 2012

    Happy B Day Prince Charles. Not one of our favorite Royals but what the hey. Personally we like T & G better.

    Hope G&B’s dad is having a good day.

  4. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:39 am on November 14th, 2012

    Firt??….heh!…In my haste to be second and first I misspelled a common word…snort!

  5. B.Stover
    9:40 am on November 14th, 2012

    “Loo” is an interesting word. The derivation is obscure according to the OED but some believe it’s from the French, “Regardez l’eau.” Apparently that was called out in earlier centuries when chamber pots were emptied out of windows.

    Good morning all.

  6. Masquers
    9:40 am on November 14th, 2012

    I prefer loo too. “Bathroom” is such a common(er) sounding word. Sniff.

  7. Terry Ballard
    9:43 am on November 14th, 2012

    Loo is so much more fun and poetic than bathroom.

  8. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:46 am on November 14th, 2012

    Window!…They threw the contents of chamber pots out the window?…grunt!…I think Beau would find this conversation very interesting…heh!

  9. Staff
    10:00 am on November 14th, 2012

    Dawson, please let me know when it is a good time to call you. We have to ‘talk’.

  10. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:01 am on November 14th, 2012

    Staff!..I hope youse guys are talking about how to fully fund my checkpoint…snort!

  11. B.Stover
    10:03 am on November 14th, 2012

    For some reason this reminds me of the story my grandmother used to tell about her brother putting a stick of dynamite in an outhouse. I wrote a story about it.

  12. Tupper and Gilly
    10:33 am on November 14th, 2012

    Oh Bee – that just brings to mind so many of today’s less than polite expressions – like “the s h – t flies”

    Sorry for not being very Royal acting this morning Barb. But we know YOUR sense of humor too. tee hee

  13. bluecat
    10:34 am on November 14th, 2012

    Bee – can you post your story?

    Pregnant women and people shepherding small children always know where the nearest “loo” is located. Just sayin’.

    Thinking of G&BB and family.

    Have a good day, Everybody.

  14. OleyHowlers
    10:45 am on November 14th, 2012

    Top of the mornin’ to you all!
    Mom always knows where all the loos are too. heh heh

    Hobbit, hoping for good results from today’s lasik.
    G&BB, hope your dad had a good night and can come home soon.

  15. Barb & Maggie
    11:00 am on November 14th, 2012

    Yes people threw the contents of chamber pots out the windows on to the streets. Hence the reason polite men walked to the street side of their lady. When contents were splashed up on the person by a passing carriage, the gentleman got hit. Hygine was not what it is today.

  16. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:03 am on November 14th, 2012

    Stover!…Now you have to share that story with us…heh!heh!

  17. dawson
    11:09 am on November 14th, 2012

    Me too!
    I have something in common with Prince Charles.

    B.Stover: I would like to read that story. It sounds vaguely familiar….

    WhoooHooo Wookie: Another checkpoint sponsored!

  18. B.Stover
    11:11 am on November 14th, 2012

    Bluecat: The story (what I call a sketch) was published in an obscure journal several years ago and I only have one copy of it. It’s over 500 words so I’ll post it on Dishlickers’.

  19. Siber-H
    11:12 am on November 14th, 2012

    I prefer the word loo to bathroom and all the other words that are used for the bathroom in America.

    Stover, please tell us the story.

  20. Siber-H
    11:15 am on November 14th, 2012

    Is Dawson telling us that today is her birthday?

  21. Staff
    11:20 am on November 14th, 2012

    Well I know it isn’t her birthday so it must be something else.

    She is not a prince.

  22. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:25 am on November 14th, 2012

    Birthday!…I hope not. I am all out of Birthday cards…sniff!

  23. Siber-H
    11:26 am on November 14th, 2012

    I just figured out what Dawson and the Prince have in common since it isn’t her birthday. It has to do with the loo.

  24. B.Stover
    12:06 pm on November 14th, 2012

    I published the short story–“Summer Portent”–on my blog. I think that you just have to click on my name (in blue) and you’ll get to the blog.

  25. Tupper and Gilly
    12:11 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Kind of gives a whole new slant to the song “Skip to my Loo:, huh?

  26. BearSpiritDog
    12:21 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Tupper&Gilly: Heh, heh. Someone here is down in the “dumps” today…thanks for cheering her up!

    Going to check out B’s short story…..

  27. Tupper and Gilly
    12:22 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Melanie here with the Royals. I have nothing to add to this except I’m glad I wasn’t drinking when I read it or Amalia’s computer would be very wet.

    We are about to have spinach and cheese quiche! (gluten free)

  28. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:53 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Melanie!…Are you having lunch with Golinka?…snort!snort!…Where’s my lunch? Where’s my fully funded Checkpoint?…grump!

  29. Gus and BooBear
    12:56 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Well, they are still at the hospital. Dad did great with the chemo procedure but bloodwork afterwards shows his level of anti seizure med in the blood has fallen way down. Could be as a result of starting both the radiation and the chemo. So he is getting an IV today to boost it up then his RX has been upped. Should get home tomorrow. Minor bump in the road.

  30. BearSpiritDog
    1:04 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Gus&BooBear: Your dad and mom are the very best. Their Courage and Love inspires us all.

  31. Tupper and Gilly
    1:05 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Rio – yes we are having a delicious, scrumptious lunch. yummmmm.
    Can you smell it all the way out there? There is one little piece left – come on, sneak outta your yard.

  32. Siber-H
    1:59 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Gus&BooBear, Sorry to hear they will be keeping your dad overnight, but, yes, it is a minor bump in the road.

    I am off to read Stover’s story.

  33. OleyHowlers
    2:09 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Hah hah! Great story, Bee.

  34. Siber-H
    2:13 pm on November 14th, 2012

    LOL We just read Stover’s story. We are going to have dad read it later because he put himself through college working with dynamite in the summer. Dad did some of his own experimenting with dynamite, but never an outhouse. There was one minor explosion on the college campus.

  35. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:32 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Outhouse!….snort!heh!snort!…. What a great story! What a riot! …heh!heh!…If I ever laughed I would laugh now…snorkel!

  36. Staff
    2:47 pm on November 14th, 2012

    I have been notified of a first donation to the Shake your Bootie group. We are at 50. and are off and running! YAAHOOO!

  37. Melanie
    2:53 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Back from the Royals’. Would like to report that both T&G have new gem studded collars. Tupper’s is gold with diamonds. She told me that Gilly’s is silver with rhinestones.

    Of course, she told me that in a whisper.

    Need to rest for a bit. BBL

  38. Melanie
    3:01 pm on November 14th, 2012

    B.Stover: Just had to shake my head. Well written and quite a story. I’m very glad my guys did not have access to dynamite. Their cousin? That’s a story for another time.

  39. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:02 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Staff!…Please check your Bootie-Central-SDD…heh!

  40. BearSpiritDog
    3:05 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Time for a nap.

  41. Staff
    3:20 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Got it Rio. Heh heh heh

    By the way we are up to 150 now on the Shake your Bootie count. That is 150 really pretty booties made in Lime Green and Tangerine Orange.

    (all true except the lime green and tangerine)

  42. Staff
    3:22 pm on November 14th, 2012

    oops, I forgot to put up the running pug picture…
    Here it is.

  43. Melanie
    3:30 pm on November 14th, 2012

    So I haven’t rested yet. But the dishes are in the dishwasher and it’s doing it’s thing. The laundry is started.

    My eyes are closing as I write this . .

    BUT FIRST! News from the YSAS. He will be working on a film as part of a 1916 gang posse. As soon as I am able to tell you the details I will. No speaking role, but multiple scenes and days of shooting. He will be having a great Christmas!

  44. Siber-H
    3:32 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Posse? Does this mean it is a western?

  45. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:36 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Clarkson!…I hope he knows how to ride a horse…heh!heh!….Woooooo! Congratulations Clarkson!….snorkel!

  46. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:38 pm on November 14th, 2012

    CHobbit!…Speaking of neon booties, I sure hope CHobbits eye is doing okay…sniff!!…Just the thought of someone messing with my eyes makes me mad!…grrrrrr!

  47. dawson
    4:11 pm on November 14th, 2012

    1916? Posse? James/Younger gang?

    Go Shake your Booty team!

    Rio: Checkpoint donations seem to be taking a day off. I am almost caught up with my calculations…you and SiberH are tied in donations and Raven’s checkpoint has room for $15. that’s all.

    I am going to the coffee shop after I shovel this flipping lovely snow.

  48. Tupper and Gilly
    4:17 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Rio – we don’t think that posse means a western posse in this case. But YSAS does know how to ride a horse – he learned a couple of years ago when he was auditioning for another part. And looked pretty good in doing it, too!

  49. B.Stover
    4:37 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Thanks guys. I had fun writing the story.

    Way to go YSAS!

  50. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    4:45 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Dawson — Can you SDD me a breakdown on the checkpoints. I need to do some fund allocation. Thanks. Wookie

  51. bluecat
    4:53 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Dawson – me too, please, SDD checkpoint breakdown.

    Bee – love the story. It’s very descriptive, and so funny. Well done.

    I hope C Hobbit is okay.

  52. dawson
    5:04 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Oh gosh…
    I’m just heading out the door. Be back in 2 hours. I’ll try to post as much as I can right now.

    Rio and Siber H both have $145. in donations.

    Retirees have $55. in donations –
    2 legged memorial has $140 in donations
    4 legged memorial has $130 in donations and
    Raven has $235. in donations.

    Oh…well that was too easy. I think we need to start a few more checkpoints.

  53. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:16 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Tied!…Tied with SiberH!…snort!snort!

    Wookie!…When you are allocating funds, just be sure to remember your ole pal Me, Rio!…wheeze!

  54. Siber-H
    5:36 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Rio, We could be gentlemen about this. I’ll donate to your fund and you donate to mine. It would need to be the same exact amount.

  55. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:01 pm on November 14th, 2012

    SiberH!….I’ll have to think about that…((Right!))

  56. Melanie
    6:21 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Snickering. YSAS just found out he’s one of 80 in the gang. We’re hoping that he’ll get a featured part.

  57. Princess Sam
    6:30 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Molly’s Mom brought me home a little while ago. She’s still recovering from that last glutening and I took care of her.

  58. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    6:39 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Natasha vill donate to von checkpoint. Now must decide – should ve donate to (sometime) fiance Siber? Or should ve flirt vith little Pugster to make somevon else jealous?
    decisions, decisions

  59. Melanie
    6:44 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Riö, check your SDD
    Riö, check your SDD
    Riö, check your SDD
    Riö, check your SDD
    Riö, check your SDD
    Riö, check your SDD
    I think that was it.

  60. Melanie
    6:54 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Linda L’ Lurker, please check your email.

  61. Melanie
    7:21 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Argggg, I hate this time of night. No one is around.

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:44 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Melanie!….I’m here!….burp!…We just finished a supper of take-out burgers and chicken…..woooo!….This ain’t no fast food, it was from our local sports bar that serves really good food….slurp!burp!

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:52 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Melanie!….My friend told me to tell you
    Thank you!….snort!
    Thank you!….snort!
    Thank you!….snort!
    Thank you!….snort!
    Thank you!….snort!
    Thank you!….wheeze!

  64. dawson
    7:56 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Let’s see…
    I predict there will be 6 quilled masterpieces from Rio’s friend in the auction and pretzels or something yummy from Linda the Lurker.

  65. Melanie
    8:03 pm on November 14th, 2012

    RIÖ! Hi . . this place was echoing with just me in it.

    Sam, I’m glad you are taking care of MollyPop’s mom. That “glutening” is rough.

    YSAS called and said he recognized someone 11 or 12 years ago when he was an extra on the Human Stain. They were filming that up here in Wester MA and it’s where he got his first taste of movie life. Not only did he recognized the guy, but remembered the conversation. Jeeze Louse. I have enough trouble remember my guys names and not mixing them up with the Pack.

    Anywoof, he talked to the guy for awhile (he is now a stuntman) and learned that his house still had four feet of water in it. His wife and children were staying with a friend, but he has to stay there at night because of looting.

    YSAS told him his other day job was demolition and if he needed help at anytime to give him a call. Boy, did that make the other guy’s day.

  66. Melanie
    8:05 pm on November 14th, 2012

    I wish that the auto correct would correct the things that need correcting instead of the things I am intentionally spelling incorrect.

    Some day I will be a grownup and stay up late to talk to youse alls that come in later.
    Not tonight though. Patsy and I had a disagreement on the bed situation last night. I was awake from 2 to 4 am with her hurumphing and snorting. Tonight I think that nothing will bother me.

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:14 pm on November 14th, 2012


  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:17 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Dawson!…You are almost right on some of your predictions…heh!heh!….Is my checkpoint fully funded yet??…huh!…Is it!?

  69. dawson
    8:29 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Rio: No! It is a slow day at Checkpoint Central.

    I forgot to mention that there are 15 checkpoints that have not been spoken for, one of which wants YOUR name.

  70. OleyHowlers
    8:32 pm on November 14th, 2012

    We just finished our dinner of black-eyed peas, rice, and a bunch of other good stuff. Now we will be meandering off to the sofa to fall asleep watching t.v. Good Night all.

  71. SnowBella
    8:47 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Dawson Chenpoint Central: Please check your SDD.

  72. dawson
    9:06 pm on November 14th, 2012

    :-) Attention from Checkpoint Central :-)

    Raven’s checkpoint (Rohn) is fully funded! WhoooHooo!

    Many thanks to Blue Cat, B.Stover, SiberH, Rio and friend, Tupper&Gilly and Basil&Sage, Wookie, Dawson, Masquers, Linda the Lurker, Oley Howlers and Staff and all the Plunderers!

    We love that the Raven will be helping the Snowhook team on their way to Nome.

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:16 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Fully!…Funded!…Wooooo!…One down, Mine to go!..snort!snort!

  74. dawson
    9:18 pm on November 14th, 2012

    :-) Checkpoint Central :-)

    All five of the other checkpoints received donations as well!

    By the way, I keep forgetting…if you donate to the 2 legged or 4 legged memorial checkpoints you can specify who you are donating in honor or memory of. These names will be posted when the checkpoints are fully funded. So if you have donated to one of these checkpoints and would like to specify a name (or two) please email me. I will put my email address in our yahoo mail.

    Go Snowhook!

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:18 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Potter!….We are watching a Harry Pottoer movie tonight…sniff!…At least I am, my friend is busy twirling and twirling little bits of paper for another project she just couldn’t pass up…grunt!

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:20 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Donations!….Yipppeee!….Sounds like money is rollin’ in at super-duper speed….snorkel!…This is really great news and incredibly generous….Woooooo!

  77. C.hobbit
    9:27 pm on November 14th, 2012

    I have my iPaw om big type but can’t see too well to read or type. Tomorrow should be better. Meds and a shield over my eye. My other eye is farsighted which is why I can’t read well Gah. Trying to figure out the tv remote in the hoyel room. Can’t see the list of channels and the numbers from home obviously aren’t the right ones. In KY. Might be a long nite

  78. Siber-H
    9:32 pm on November 14th, 2012

    C,Harris, Good to hear from you. I’d say you are doing very well since you can post.

  79. SnowBella
    9:38 pm on November 14th, 2012

    CHH and MPM: snuggle up under the quilt. Say hello to G&BBs dad from me. All of you and anyone else who is feeling less than tip top are in my thoughts.

    Dawson: I wonder if SiberH has any idea which checkpoint had been selected for his checkpoint—not the one he is getting for Christmas—but the not so funded one? Do you think he knows why? Should we tell him? I call you do it.

  80. dawson
    9:38 pm on November 14th, 2012

    CHobbitHarris: Hope you find the channel you want tonight and the eyesight is better tomorrow. Meanwhile, don’t brush your teeth with the moisturizer by accident!

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on November 14th, 2012

    CHobbit!…It is good to hear from you!…snort!snort!…Just do a little channel surfing, you will eventually find something that you can almost see…wheeze!

  82. dawson
    9:54 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Snowbella: oh yeah!

    SiberH: Plunderers recognize that it was SiberH. posting about the Iditarod and a dog that went missing that started us all on this road to Nome. Iditarod is SiberH’s checkpoint from the Plunderer’s to SiberH with many thanks for the experience of running from Willow to Nome with the Snowhook team.

    Hoorah for Siber H!

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on November 14th, 2012

    SiberH!…A fitting Checkpoin!…hip-hip hurray!….So what about my checkpoint?…sniff!sniff!…Which checkpoint will be for me!me!me!….wheeze!….The suspense is hard to bear..grunt!

  84. Siber-H
    10:07 pm on November 14th, 2012

    WOW!! Thank you guys! There is magic in the word, Iditarod.

    I’m extra happy that Raven’s checkpoint is now fully funded.

  85. dawson
    10:07 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Rio: I leave that to Rebecca to choose unless you have a favorite checkpoint. I thought you would be at the Ceremonial Start again because that way you are first and number 1. After all, you were the one that first wrote to Rebecca to introduce the team to Chet’s friends.

  86. Barb & Maggie
    10:11 pm on November 14th, 2012

    CHobbit, Hope your eye is better soon.
    We have to figure out our fiances, and where best to do our donations. Retirees or Rio, or both, ummm…pondering.

    Night all. Barb has Ben’s Moosical early tomorrow a.m.

  87. bluecat
    10:14 pm on November 14th, 2012


    Just got home from seeing Skyfall. We’re geezers. The cinematography is beautiful and Ralph Fiennes is a favorite, but Sean Connery’s still Bond in this household, in spite of Daniel Craig’s hot bod. Holy Moly.

    ‘Night all.

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:19 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Craig!… Is my favorite Bond right after 007-Wookie….snort!

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:21 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Dawson!….Being first is awsome, but I sort of like being in the-mix too!….wheeze!….Beau had one of the most exciting checkpoints last year – the kind of excitement we hope to not have to endure this season…snort!

  90. dawson
    10:24 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Rio: Do you want Beau’s old checkpoint…you’ll be in the mix for sure! (biting my nails)

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:28 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Ice!…shudder!…I’ve thought about it and I would indeed like to have Beau’s checkpoint…grunt!….This time it will be different!…snort!….I think the starting checkpoints should go to Rambling Rose and C.Hobbit for Being There…heh!heh!

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:34 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Chosen!….This is all up to Rebecca for the final word though…sniff!…If she feels my checkpoint should be somewhere else, then so be it…grunt! …Her word is final.

  93. dawson
    10:34 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Okay Snowhook Bella?
    Rio wants the scariest checkpoint! (shiver)
    The one that made my left eye develop a nervous tic for 2 weeks. Koyuk wasn’t it?

  94. dawson
    10:37 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Rio: You’ll be right next to Elim, Wookie’s checkpoint.

  95. dawson
    10:51 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Anchorage – Ceremonial Start
    Willow – CHobbitHarris
    Yentna – 2 legged Memorial
    Skwentna – 4 legged Rainbow Bridge
    Finger Lake
    Rainy Pass – SiberH.
    Rohn – Raven
    Nicolai –
    McGrath – Rory, Bridger and Zelda
    Ophir – Brandy
    Iditarod – SiberH.
    Eagle Island
    Kaltag – Oley Howlers
    Koyuk – Rio the Evil Pug
    Elim – Wookie
    White Mountain
    Safety – Retirees

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Patch!…I was thinking about our Chet Patch today…sniff!… Now I am wishing we did not put the Year on it…Damn!

  97. Siber-H
    10:58 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Night Everyone

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Dawson!….That is a very good place to be!…snorkel!…Now to get the other Checkpoints assigned a Name…wheeze!…Tomorrow is another day, as we say here when we are tired…heh!heh!

  99. SnowBella
    10:59 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Rio: As you wish! Koyuk has your name on it.

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Rebecca!….Thanks!…I think…wheeze!

  101. Tupper and Gilly
    11:11 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Dawson – would you please check your SDD?

  102. dawson
    11:19 pm on November 14th, 2012

    :-) Checkpoint Central Announcement :-)

    Eagle Island Checkpoint has been sponsored to honor Native American Veterans, especially the Code Talkers!
    This checkpoint is open for donations with a generous start from a couple of Native American artists.


    Go Snowhook! Follow the Eagle!

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:22 pm on November 14th, 2012

    Wow!…Wow!Wow!….What a day this has been – or still IS!…Wooooo!…Such a perfect checkpoint for those guys!…snorkel!

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