Happy Holidays!

“To one and all,” says Spence. “And especially to all involved in this blog community.”

“Did you get that tinsel out of Audrey’s mouth?” Admin says.

“Had to reach way in there,” Spence says. “The metallic taste must have been driving her crazy.”

“Let’s give her a treat.”

“Another one?”

“Why not? It’s Christmas.”

Welcome Devin and Chloe, Gracey, Dora (guinea pig buddy).

Audrey (before she learned about tinsel):


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41 Responses to “Happy Holidays!”

  1. Joe Erickson
    8:47 am on December 25th, 2011

    Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all have a great day!

  2. dawson
    9:10 am on December 25th, 2011

    Good morning Joe.
    A merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah to all the Plunderers and Lurkers.

  3. Snowhook Bella
    9:15 am on December 25th, 2011

    Good morning! Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!

  4. Tyb
    9:19 am on December 25th, 2011

    Good Morning. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all.

  5. Sam
    9:35 am on December 25th, 2011

    Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah.

    Last year my boy left the open box of Wolfie’s toffee on the table next to the couch. I knew that was left there for me. There was a lot of yelling and hollering and a call to the emergency vet. It was yummy. Now there’s a box of that same delicious stuff on the kitchen counter and it’s for me because the envelope says To Princess Sam.

    I can’t reach the toffee!

  6. B.Stover
    9:45 am on December 25th, 2011

    Happy holiday to Chet, Bernie, Spence, Admin and family and to all of you wonderful Plunderers!

  7. Jasper the Poodle
    9:46 am on December 25th, 2011

    Merry Christmas all. Here’s what that Evil Pug was up to last night. Heh Heh.

  8. B.Stover
    9:51 am on December 25th, 2011

    Poor Audrey. She must have been curious about the glitter of the tinsel.

    Sam: Chocolate is not good for you. How much of the toffee (which, by the way, is extrememly delish) did you eat last year?

  9. Snowhook Bella
    10:02 am on December 25th, 2011

    Jasper: That made me laugh out loud, and to quote a certain pug, “and I never laugh!”

  10. B.Stover
    10:23 am on December 25th, 2011

    That is excellent Jasper!

    I saw the picture from last night of Rio with a bow on his tail. Actually I think his tail is perfect as is and needs no adornment. (I would love tying and untying that bow however!)

  11. Melanie
    10:47 am on December 25th, 2011

    Happy Christmas and Merry Hanukkah To All and to All a Good Morning!

    Woke up to a tad of snow falling. Very pretty. Now the sun. Very pretty.

    Jasper: How’d you get those pictures of Riö! LOL

    The Pack have been their very busiest. And we all know what that means. . .

    The presents were “protected” by two baby gates. They did work all night long, but when Zoe put in a gift basket full of gluten-free goodies for YSAS and I put in the stocking full of candy, and then both of us walked out of the room?

    I came back to the village being hit by a cyclone. Trees were down. Houses tumbled over. People yelling in a ceramic way. The gates had been pushed over and a lamp toppled on the village.

    I righted everything and then noticed TWO stockings gone. Vanished. I ran outside where 8 of the 9 were munching down on yummies. Luckily, they did not get YSAS’s basket! Zoe and I are minus a lot of candy. (They are very fond of peppermint but didn’t really enjoy the cinnamon) Which is okay, since we don’t eat much and it would have lasted until Spring.

    So Happy Happy Joy Joy all!

  12. Rose
    11:13 am on December 25th, 2011

    Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukah to Lurkers, and Plunderers alike!

    Jasper, that picture made me laugh out loud!!!

    Sam, please don’t over do it on the toffee. You know you have to keep your girlish figure for the role of a lifetime….Princess! Besides, isn’t chocolate bad for doggies!

    Melanie, don’t you feed those Newfs!?? 🙂
    Happiest of holidays to you and the gang!!!

    Did anyone notice Admin. is in the holiday spirit?

  13. Rose
    11:21 am on December 25th, 2011

    Rio: Love your picture out at the farm!

    BTW: Spence and Admin, what treat is Pearl getting ?
    Bernie: What did Chet get for Christmas, better yet, what did you get Susie??????

  14. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:31 am on December 25th, 2011

    Holy!….Christmas Tree!…heh!snort!heh!….Jasper I thought I asked you not to post those photos….heh!…A good time was had by all at that party, especially me!Me!ME!…snort!

    Merry!…Christmas every body!….chorkel!… We’ve been up since really early and my friend has been doing every single little stupid task her mother has asked her to do to make sure no arguing breaks out. Like making a beautiful salad in a pretty bowl, and then her mother says, “Put it in a Bag!”….grunt!….Why? Dunno. And don’t ask.

    Kitchen!….Things are rolling along. Beau and I have been camped out in the kitchen directly under every ones feet…sniff!sniff!….The smell of Honey Baked Ham and Prime Rib cooking is driving us out of our pug minds….sniff! gasp!

  15. Alice M. Johnson
    12:35 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Good morning everyone. Happy Christmas and Merry Hanukkah.

    We are staying out of the kitchen. Too many fast feet. Staff is busy cleaning potatoes for baking and making the salad. The roast will go in soon. So nothing smells good yet.

    Rio, love the pictures. Seems like you had a good night last night. I wonder how you will celebrate the new year?


  16. Gus & BooBear
    2:09 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to one and all! Family is already here and Mom stole just a moment to let us on the computer to wish all the very best of holidays and and wonderful and healthy new year. Hopefully, late tonight or early tomorrow we will be able to go back and read the posts since Thursday.

    Wish we could sneak peeks during work hours like we used to. Mom is saving for an IPaw or a small laptop that she can take with her to work for that very thing.

    Love to all our wonderful friends here at Chet’s place. You make our lives much more interesting and we feel a part of a big, wonderful, special family.

    Merry Christmas!!
    Gus & BooBear

  17. Macy the Min-pin
    2:26 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. (yea, I spell Hanukkah right for the first time)

    Hope everyone is having a great after-morning. We sure are. First thing we each got one of the delish cookies that Mom made for us. Pumpkin Peanut Butter. yum. Mom and Dad and the girls went to church, and we demolished one of the two gifts remaining under the tree. (I say “we” diplomatically, as I had nothing to do with it, ah-belle-chew) Then they came home and we got one of the Three Dog Bakery cookies that our Niki brought us. Now if they will just leave for Grandmother’s we can get to some serious napping. I got a very pretty schnitzling blanket all my own. Annie!! NO CHEWING IT UP.


  18. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    4:20 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah (one of the many different ways of spelling it) to everyone. It has been quite a year for me, but being blessed with the best possible blog family that a golden retriever could possibly imagine, has given me the strength and courage to “Plunder On”, and, all things considered, I’m feeling pretty tip top right about now. Thank all of you for your love and support.
    Christmas dinner is a couple of hours away. I’m zealously guarding the prime rib as it is roasting in the oven right now. All sorts of good sides too and then for dessert mom’s very special egg nog pudding. It doesn’t get any better than that. Wookie (mom and dad and grandpa too)

  19. Tyb
    5:25 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Thank you, Wookie for validating my spelling.

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:46 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Buuuuurrrrrppp!….snort!… We had an Ab Fab Christsmas dinner…zow!…Beau and I each got some prime rib roast and a little bit of this and that afterwards. This was all due to diligent begging at the table…grunt!…I’ve taught him well…heh!!

    Gifts!… We both got some nifty gifts includeing small tennis balls, nyla bones, and a Frisbee. Beau got his new harness. Although, it still needs to be modified…wuffle!…I see Grandmas’ under ware in his future walks…heh!

    Tail!… Her brother kept teasing Beau and pulling on his tail….heh!….Beau got a little grumpy, but he did not bite or do anything to embarrass anyone….snort!… Her brother knows better than to mess with me and my tail…grunt!

    Mr. Tibbs!…Thank you so very much from all of us for a totally wonderful and undeserved gift…snort!!

  21. Snowhook Bella
    6:56 pm on December 25th, 2011

    What a nice Chrstmas! I couldn’t wait to give my family their gifts, but I had to wait until after church. Humbug! The choir sang a beautiful hour of Christmas music. Bev loved a vest from Coach that I helped pick out, I gave Coach a framed picture of he and I at last year’s Ceremonial start of the race, and my brother loved the gift and very special letter I gave him.

    AJ is feeling better. We think it must have been food poisoning. He was surprised to get the 46 dog blankets I made and laughed at the different patterns.

  22. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:21 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Merry Christmas and Holy Hanukah everyone!

    This has been a crazy holiday for mom and dad, but it’s all good.

    Sam, about the toffee…..I tried my best. We doggies have to stick together. Mom won’t let me have any either.

    TYB, I am looking forward to hearing your story!

    I want to thank everyone on the blog for all of the laughter, tears, fun, and support. You mean so much to us and have enriched our lives beyond measure!

  23. Melanie
    8:50 pm on December 25th, 2011

    And a good time was had by all!


  24. Barb & Maggie
    9:12 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah from us too.

    Barb just got back a bit ago. We haven’t had time to catch up on the blog from Friday and Saturday, but read today’s entries. It has been a busy weekend, and Barb is pooped. She was up till 1:00 last night, which is way past her bedtime. The Grands were looking at a computer program where they could track Santa’s progress throughout the evening. Boy, things are much more sophisticated than when she was a kid!

    Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. See you in the morning.

  25. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Fun!….Fun was had by all here too…snort!….Well, maybe not her and her mother so much near the end there after all the guests had left. The dad-gum dishwasher broke and they had to do all of the dishes by hand…heh!….This was after they had just finished all the pots and pans…chorkel!… Once all the dishes were finally put away and everyone was settling down to rest, company came…yeep!YEEP!….Beau and I had to announce this to the world by golly. The company wanted drinks so she had to wait on them…sniff!…They stayed and stayed…yawn!…Finally they left and now we are all settling down again to rest from the busy busy fun fun day we’ve all had…heh!

  26. Macy the Min-pin
    9:30 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Hellooo everybody! Happy Everything! BTW, when I said spelling Hanukkah right, I mean’t right according to the spell check.

    I just want to go on record as saying that as of 8:10 there was NO dinner for me and Annie. Mom, Dad, and Belle went away at 2 pm and just got back. PEOPLE, we eat at 5. 5, not 8. I was afraid that we had been abandoned.

    And, why did Belle get to go? She has the worst manners of all of us. Ehh, no biggie. That place is infested with Kats.

    Also, I was wondering if Wookie has a yarmulke? I doubt that he attends services regularly, but one never knows.

    Best of everything to everyone.

    Macy out.

  27. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:20 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Ooooohhhhhhhh……I just read on face bookie that Spence will be making an announcement about an upcoming short Chet story. (Hopefully it will have a better fate than Astrid.). (Sigh.) I still wonder what happened to her suitcases, dag gummit.

    But a new Chet story is very exciting!

  28. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:25 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Short!…A Chet Short Story!…sniff!… How interesting. I can’t wait to hear about it. I wonder what has brought this whole new concept on….heh!…A Chet Short!

  29. Macy the Min-pin
    10:29 pm on December 25th, 2011

    This is what too much N’Awlins looks like.

  30. Macy the Min-pin
    10:30 pm on December 25th, 2011

    dang it, this is really starting to get my goat. That picture just will not post.

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:38 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Photo!…Macy, you have to rename the file. Take out all punctuation. It will never post with that apostrophe in the name…grunt!

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:41 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Abbey!… We are watching the 2nd episode of Downtown Abbey…snort!….We missed episode 1. This is sort of like an updated version of “Upstairs Downstairs”….wow!…I had no idea. This is great!….snorkel!

  33. Tupper and Gilly
    10:56 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Hi everyone – we hope each one of you has had a wonderful day of celebration, of good food, and happy gatherings,feelings of joy and laughter -lots of laughter.

    We had a great day. Started this morning with Brand New woobies! And they both had squeakers! Then we got new rawhide bones to chew while they opened presents.

    (We were watching Dad; he loved his Roku and though he never said anything, we think he was a little disappointed that he didn’t get his computer thingie…tee hee, wait til he gets his birthday presents in a couple of weeks)

    Mama found out that her pottery mentor was going to be home all alone on Christmas with no plans. HA! She invited him, and was happy and surprised when he accepted. She warned him that there are 3 dogs, 2 cats and assorted weird relatives, but he still came. Turns out that he LOVES dogs but can’t have one where he lives. He does have a cat roommate, but she is kind of independant. So we and the cats made up for that by spending the whole day in his lap, and under his feet, and under his chair. He really likes our housemate Callie – he never met a Pyr before, and she was being her most charming.

    Eeryone ate and ate and ate(Mama tends to overdo with the cooking) And now we are cleaned up, and settled in and at peace with the world.

    (which is better than last night when Basil yerped all over the carpet, and the piles were interestingly twinkley with tinsel. Hope he didn’t give Audrey any ideas)

    Good night dear Friends. Sleep well with peaceful dreams of laughter and light.

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:14 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Yerped!….heh!snort!….That’s not anything like Yarking is it, Basil? ..snort!….Well, we are desperately trying to stay up and watch the 3rd episode of Downton Abbey….wheeze!….Beau is upstairs wuff-wuffling about something. What could it be? I don’t care…sniff!

  35. Tupper and Gilly
    11:30 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Rio – trust us – yerping is NOTHING like Yarking! We’ll take Siber and the Howlers yarking ANYTIME over the yerping.
    It was DIS – gusting!!!

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:42 pm on December 25th, 2011

    Kats!….They do a lot of disgusting things…sniff!….The more I learn about them on this here blog the more I know…grunt!…They do a lot of disgusting things like barfing and yerping up on the floor….gah!…Oh and don’t forget Yakking up hair balls galore! Don’t get me started on hair balls…yuk!yerk!yak!

  37. dawson
    12:05 am on December 26th, 2011

    It was a very good day at the hospital. All my inmates either managed to escape for the day or had so many visitors with homemade food (yes!) and lots of presents that they were uplifted and happy. I’m very grateful to all the families who made the effort to show their loved ones how much they cared.

  38. Alice M. Johnson
    12:12 am on December 26th, 2011

    That is good to hear Dawson. And just think you got paid extra time for being there on this good day! And the day was a minute or two longer! Yeep as Rio would say.

  39. Macy the Min-pin
    2:03 am on December 26th, 2011

    OK, trying one more time.

    Thanks, pug.

  40. Macy the Min-pin
    2:05 am on December 26th, 2011

    Dad posted that picture on Facebookie, and mom did not even know until someone at church mentioned that it looked like she had too much fun. It was actually too much walking. Really. That’s her story and she is sticking to it.

    Really out

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