Happy National Dog Day!

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“Me neither,” says Spence. “Although I believe we’ve posted about it before. So there’s a seeming contradiction. ‘I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself.'”

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74 Responses to “Happy National Dog Day!”

  1. B. Stover
    8:50 am on August 26th, 2013

    “Song of Myself,” 1855.

    Happy National Dog Day.

    Good morning all.

  2. Tupper' Mama
    9:04 am on August 26th, 2013

    Good morning all.
    We are celebrating National Dog Day by being dog- tired.
    And by hugging the stuffings out of two Corgis whom we have missed so much.

  3. Melanie
    9:09 am on August 26th, 2013

    And here is your dogs sing to everyone . .


  4. Dima
    9:13 am on August 26th, 2013

    Happy Dog Day! Yippee!!! We have met quite a few Royals down here in N.C. Always think of our buddies Tupper and Gilly.

    We just went out for one of our romps about Barkwells. Anyone who is up always rushes to their porch railings to watch us run full out. And watch our poor ‘rents try to keep up and then try to find us. So this morning, we found our Lab friend must have moved out because a little doggie was barking from inside her house. The gate was open so we investigated their porch until Mom called us out of there. One problem: only Kat and I returned. Meashka had gone on in their dog door and was investigating who knows what in their house!!!!! Oh my. Now Mom says we huskies have to hide out the rest of the week!
    Yeah, right. That’s gonna happen.

  5. Melanie
    9:15 am on August 26th, 2013

    Thanks, B.Stover. I don’t have time to read it all again right now. I’m going to have to dig up my copy and peruse.

    But this part reminds me of my Patsy . .

    “Loafe with me on the grass, loose the stop from your throat,
    Not words, not music or rhyme I want, not custom or lecture,
    not even the best,
    Only the lull I like, the hum of your valved voice.”

  6. Melanie
    9:17 am on August 26th, 2013

    No loafing on the grass for the O’Howlers!

    Thanks for the update, Dima. I bet those people weren’t expecting Meashka.

  7. Dima
    9:19 am on August 26th, 2013

    Melanie, Nobodycan ever expect our Meashka! 🙂

  8. Herd of Hounds
    9:28 am on August 26th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Isn’t everyday DOG day? Newf alarm didn’t go off till 8!!! Is the baby growing up? OH: Sounds like ya”ll are in puppy paradise. Meeshka, you are quite the pooch! T&G: Give your peeps LOL and let them rest.

    Oh and mom says she can’t, but let’s try to have mannered Monday!

  9. BearSpiritDog
    9:41 am on August 26th, 2013

    …..”I exist as I am-that is enough and I know the amplitude of time”

    Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!
    Happy National Dog Day to the Nation Within.

  10. Melanie
    9:57 am on August 26th, 2013

    … “I am awake, there for I will annoy the blog with links” … *


    Aurora season has started in AK!

    * Melanie

  11. Herd of Hounds
    9:59 am on August 26th, 2013

    We had to laugh about the mayor thing yesterday. Mom had a great uncle who was mayor of a small burb of Des Moines. Just goes to shew ya…no accounting for voters!

  12. Masquers
    10:02 am on August 26th, 2013

    National dawg day. Harrumph. Where is that special day for kats?
    But…since this is a mannered Monday…y’all are wished an especially good day from the blog kats.
    B: I recorded Silk but haven’t watched it yet. Have you?
    Peck ‘O Parrots…is that youse in FOC?
    Melanie: Annoying us with links…Lol…great photo of the Northern Lights though.

  13. Herd of Hounds
    10:07 am on August 26th, 2013

    Masquers: c c seen your, it be us remodeling the bird room.

  14. Staff
    10:22 am on August 26th, 2013

    Dawson, Check your SDD again. I found more food.

    Rio, yes I would love to see what your friend does on her way to a completed picture. I looked at what you put up last night and I have decided the color looks just like a loofa sponge. Are you doing a loofa plant?

    Melanie your Aurora picture is marvelous. I hope we will get to see some in February. I have played your music link three times today already.

    Meashka is just a friendly pooch. She wanted to welcome the new tenants. Would she be as friendly if someone came in her door though?

    Welcome home to Amalia and Leonard. Mr.Staff got home from his happy bluegrass concert last night too. He says he met a quilter who has made over 80 quilts at breakfast on Saturday. The quilter is a guy!

    Macy, flashlights seem to be a guy thing. I like one or two around but the ones I like are the big heavy ones with the battery that weighs a ton. The last on of those we had Mr.Staff melted on his Popeil Rotisserie.

  15. Staff
    10:23 am on August 26th, 2013

    Mr.Staff met the quilter at breakfast. The quilter did not quilt 80 quilts at breakfast. At least not that Mr.Staff said.

  16. Barb & Maggie
    10:38 am on August 26th, 2013

    Good morning all and Happy Dog Day. Barb is going to the butcher shop to get me a bone in honor of the day.

    The I Had A Dream Speech was 50 years ago today. Wow!

    Stagg, we knew what you meant.

  17. Macy the min-pin and mom
    10:39 am on August 26th, 2013

    Ah, staff dang it, I was all set to question the 80 quilts at breakfast thing.

    Dawson, do you collect stamps or just postmarks. I have acquired some of both which I have no use for, but was waiting to find the parameters of your collection.

    Mom will NOT be going to “sit outside for awhile, and just smile”. She would be well done in no time. August took a vaca, but it is back in full force now.

    Now that dad is a “retailer” he can buy from wholesalers, so if there is a particular knife or light you desire, he can try to get a deal on it for you. Just use my e-mail and I will give you his.

    I am following in the footsteps of Staff and OH’s mom. There is no one here but me and the herd, so I shall get dressed when I am good and ready. So there!

  18. Masquers
    10:44 am on August 26th, 2013

    Macy & Mom: Hellishly hot day in Texas is it?

  19. B. Stover
    10:57 am on August 26th, 2013

    Masquers: I stopped watching Silk about twenty minutes in. She seemed to be rushing from one thing to the next and it seemed pointless.

    Staff: LOL!

  20. Macy the min-pin
    11:28 am on August 26th, 2013

    Hellish hot indeed. However, Annie and Biddie and I like to go out periodically and bask. The Chugs are slugs and won’t go out except in an emergency.

    I know it is Dog Day, but here is something fun for our Kat friends.

  21. Melanie
    11:51 am on August 26th, 2013

    Staff, I was hoping I would beat you to the correction. Carpola!

    Macy, loved the link.

    Here’s an interesting link to a map about the smoke spread from the wild fires.

  22. Siber-H
    12:01 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Happy National Dog Day to me and all the very important dogs here on the blog…starting with Chet. This is the most important holday of the year with Thanksgiving running a close second. I want mom to take me to Taco Bell to celebrate today.

    Sam, your new cousin is adorable.

    Rio, We would love to see pictures of your friend’s latest project while it was under construction.

  23. Siber-H
    12:11 pm on August 26th, 2013

    If Meashka walked into our house, we would keep her…just joking. We know the rents love her.

    Melanie, interesting about where the smoke is going.

  24. Melanie
    12:15 pm on August 26th, 2013

    The next interesting link (heh, heh, heh) is from Geek Melanie.
    This is a comparison (in slow motion) between the Raven and the Falcon’s flying techniques. Needless to say, my favorite is the Raven.


  25. BearSpiritDog
    12:30 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Loved the Slo-Mo! The Raven, with his beautiful feathers and long wing span, was our favorite too…But look at the Hawk’s Claws…Impressive!

  26. BearSpiritDog
    12:34 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Staff: We WERE wondering about the 80 Quilts before/at Breakfast. Lol.

    Siber-H: May I join you at Taco Bell?

  27. Masquers
    12:41 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Min-Pin! You made my day. sniff.

  28. Barb & Maggie
    12:43 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Barb is reading the new Andy Carpenter, Unleashed. Dollars to donuts he mentions Taco Bell.

  29. Masquers
    12:45 pm on August 26th, 2013

    B: Since we already recorded it (Silk) we’ll give a go. I’ll let you know what we think of it.
    btw: Thank you for the reference to the poem in Leaves of Grass.
    B&M: You are way, way ahead of us in the Andy Carpenter series…only on the 3rd one here.

  30. Siber-H
    12:48 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Bear, You can join me at Taco Bell…my treat
    Maggie can come with us also. Heck, that is where all of us dogs should be eating today. Forget the ‘it’s not good for us” carpola for one day.

  31. B. Stover
    1:26 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Yes, Masquers, let me know what you think of Silk. I don’t have a great deal of patience with television shows so it may just be me.

  32. Barb & Maggie
    1:34 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Barb doesn’t stop at Taco Bell very often, but she does like their Nachos BelleGrande.

    Up to page 74 and nothing about T.B. mentioned yet in Unleashed.

    This is the first week of school and the b.s. is already starting. Barb said she would take Jack two afternoons per week, so last night DIL said “Oh can you pick up Lyla from school tomorrow”. Barb said till when. She said about 6:30 (btw give her dinner too). Then Barb said well you already have me booked for Wed. and Fri and that makes 3 days, I said I would do 2. So then she said she would make other arrangements for Wed. Evidently if you don’t set your foot down you get roped in. She said her sister is “more than happy to have the kids”. Surprise, the sister told Barb she feels used too, but if she says no she gets attitude.

  33. Melanie
    1:50 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Attitude . . Smadattitude.

    You have to keep Users in their place, or you become a doormat.

    Jeeze Louise.

    Anyhoo, headed upstairs for the massage desk chair and the magic screens.

    The level of the weed pollen is HIGH. Well, no kidding.

    I was telling Zoë my nose feels like a Pug’s. She agreed.

  34. Staff
    1:52 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Barb, My Mom told us that she would not be the kind of Mother who wanted to have the grandkids around all the time. She made us believe it too. She never ever whined about not having grandkids. She only got 3 from 6 children….

    And she never did babysit much. I remember she went out to Montana once to stay with Christy, Scout’s owner, for a week or two. I can’t remember why she had to go, but I remember that the little girl was lovely and didn’t cry until her Mom (the Catty Librarian) came home. When she saw her Mother she ran to her and grabbed her and cried. At least I remember Mom telling me that.

  35. Macy the min-pin
    1:56 pm on August 26th, 2013

    I expect all Kats to view my dream link. It was sent by my cousin Pixel, who is a very hip kat from Austin.

    I could go for some TB myself, but mom says her delicate tummy says not today. rats

  36. Herd of Hounds
    2:09 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Why is Zoe feeling Malanie’s nose?

  37. Melanie
    2:17 pm on August 26th, 2013

    I should have known that wouldn’t have gotten by everyone . .

    Put it down to nap time, HOH. I am shutting my eyes as Iwerzzzszzzzz

  38. BearSpiritDog
    2:45 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Siber-H and Maggie: After we hit Taco Bell let’s go for some Ice Cream!

  39. Barb & Maggie
    3:01 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Sounds good to me, I love ice cream!

  40. Siber-H
    3:20 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Bear, Perfect! Ice Cream after Taco Bell!

  41. Herd of Hounds
    3:46 pm on August 26th, 2013

    The HOH loves tacos! Mom likes tostados.

  42. BearSpiritDog
    4:23 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Blogmaties: Don’t feel left out. We are bringing back dawgy bags for Everybody.

  43. Melanie
    5:25 pm on August 26th, 2013

    We need five – No, Frankin, you only need one. They others are for the rest of the Pack – dawgy bags.

    Front getting close. Hurt.

    I NEED my other glasses. Hopr they come in soon.

  44. Herd of Hounds
    6:03 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Melanie cracks us up!

  45. Terry Ballard
    6:21 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Donna used her librarians’ Super Powers to get us a copy of Sound and the Furry as an online galley. Just finished it yesterday. Those of you who love Chet and love Nawlins are in for a big treat some day soon. I particularly liked Chet’s description of encountering smells that he never dreamed of in Arizona.

  46. Herd of Hounds
    6:26 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Oh, Terry, you are whetting our collective whistles!

  47. Herd of Hounds
    6:36 pm on August 26th, 2013

    T&G’s Mama: We the POP have LOTS of green, grey and red feathers if you would like for dream catchers or ????? Give mom the word and they will head to ya’ll.

  48. T.C.
    7:06 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Macy, your video is lovely. Thanks so much for posting it. I’m here all alone, and I had nothing to do. Thank you Thank you Thank you.

  49. Melanie
    7:11 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Terry . . . ARGGGGGGG

  50. Tupper and Gilly
    7:16 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Mama is finally home from the Really Long Shew. Here’s what she had to tell us about her adventures:

    The Things I Learned While At the Fair
    No female under the age of 12 or over the age of 24 should wear clothing designed for a 16 year old girl.

    Camouflage pants that are fluorescent pink, or have glittery rhinestones on the back pockets are oxymoronic. And they’re stupid too.

    Women who wear high heels to a fairground deserve to have sore feet.

    Children who will not eat broccoli on their dinner plate will eat tempura fried broccoli from a paper tray.

    Likewise, children who will not eat food that touches on their plate will happily consume any and all food-like substances that are piled into a paper tray, as long as you put ketchup or cheese sauce on it.

    Cotton candy, plus drool from a toddler will create the perfect indelible pink ink on any fabric

    Men with very large pot bellies need to be more aware of the message or graphic on their t-shirt. The sight of wolf eyes and nose, straining over a gigantic stomach can put you off your feed for quite some time. If the gentleman in question sneezes, you may actually need professional therapy.

    A lovely tattoo of a hummingbird on a morning glory blossom will look like a buzzard barfing up blue goop when seen on the personal body parts of an un-ironed elder

    Even spandex has a breaking point

    Older women who dress in inappropriately revealing clothing, such as hot pants and lace boustierres with waaaaayyyyy too much makeup, bleached hair and long, red talon fingernails are called “cougars”. This is unfair to those magnificent, sleek, sinuous felines. These women should be called rhinos.

    Every third person who meets the Storyteller has a Cherokee princess for a grandmother. We have decided that there was either a plethora of Cherokee chieftains four generations ago, with each having many daughters, or….there was one or two bad little Cherokee girls who really got around.

    And so, we are now home. Weary and wealthier (by a little) and a little wiser too.

  51. Melanie
    7:23 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Golinka, you are never too old to learn. snicker

  52. Melanie
    7:30 pm on August 26th, 2013

    I would like to propose a library for our Internet Book Club. Others may also put up an image for their idea of where we are meeting.

    My idea is the Trinity College Library in Dublin.

  53. dawson
    7:55 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Hooray for all you dogs on National Dog Day.
    I’m enjoying all the music and videos y’all posted today. Especially loved the slo-mo raven.

    MacyMinPin: Mainly I collect stamps. I admit that I do have many envelopes and even more postcards with postmarks but mainly it is stamps.

  54. Staff
    8:00 pm on August 26th, 2013

    OOOoo Melanie, That picture of the library gives me a very calm and happy feeling in my tummy.

    and Macy the kat video was greatly appreciated here also.

  55. O'Howlers
    8:13 pm on August 26th, 2013

    For NDD, we took a hike at a place called Graveyard Fields. We had to climb up a slippery, wet, rocky waterfall! On the way back down our trail, we saw fresh bear poop that was not there on our way up!!!! Yikes!

  56. Herd of Hounds
    8:16 pm on August 26th, 2013

    OH: Wowserr! what a great vacation. Ya’ll have had some experiences.

  57. dawson
    8:31 pm on August 26th, 2013

    O’Howlers: You are living the dream.

  58. O'Howlers
    8:34 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Dawson, yes we are. But why is HOH talking about a vacation? We live here now. And Rio, we are higher than Denver!

  59. Barb & Maggie
    8:35 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Sounds wonderful, although fresh bear scat scares us a little.

    Hope the fall signing schedule is posted tomorrow. Night all.

  60. O'Howlers
    8:38 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Don’t worry, Maggie. If we run into a bear, we have a plan. Kat was not an original member of the pack…we will offer a sacrifice to the bear if necessary.

  61. Kat
    8:47 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Heh Heh ! The jokes on them… I run faster than any of them!

  62. Staff
    8:48 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Mr.Staff has decided not to watch Broadchurch any more. He says he can understand the speech on Duck Dynasty.

  63. Tupper's Mama
    8:53 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Kat – that’s the secret. You don’t have to outrun the bear – you just have to outrun the guy with you.

  64. Barb & Maggie
    9:26 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Very funny but true, Tupper’s Mom.

    Staff, Barb’s grands, Lily and Baye, love Duck Dynasty. Not sure why, as they are definitely NOT hunters.

    Now night all for sure.

  65. BearSpiritDog
    9:31 pm on August 26th, 2013

    That was a Fine Feast we had to Celebrate our Special Day.
    My Tummy is full and I’m ready for Slumber.
    See Everyone in the Morning…except for Liz…it will nighttime for her – Bear

  66. Melanie
    9:33 pm on August 26th, 2013

    I feel like this sometimes . .

  67. Herd of Hounds
    9:35 pm on August 26th, 2013

    heh, heh, heh

  68. Tupper's Mama
    9:43 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Oh, we forgot to tell you – we saw a t-shirt this weekend that said “Sometimes I stop to think….and then I forget to start again”.
    Yup, we get that.

    G’night all

  69. Masquers
    9:45 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Melanie, That’s funny!

  70. Masquers
    9:48 pm on August 26th, 2013

    We are still looking at libraries…so many to choose from.

  71. Herd of Hounds
    9:52 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Nighty night all (most all)

  72. Masquers
    10:05 pm on August 26th, 2013

    I’m off to watch a show.
    Goodnight all,

  73. Melanie
    10:18 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Duck Dynasty is about hunting? I thought it was about raising ducks. Oh well . .

    Hmmm, I started writing to tell you I was going to sleep and then fell asleep while I was writing


  74. Staff
    10:41 pm on August 26th, 2013

    Well the Duck Dynasty show he watched tonight was about dressing for a date and teaching your grand daughters to fish. (They wanted to throw it back because its brothers and sisters would miss it). Oh, and they squealed.

    Nighty nightcrawlers.

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