Happy New Year!

“To everyone at this blog,” says Spence.

“Including the spammers?” says Admin.

“Maybe not them.”

“What about the hackers?”

“Not them either.”

“So it’s more of a selective Happy New Year.”

“I’ll settle for that.”




This entry was posted on Thursday, January 1st, 2015 at 9:35 am and is filed under Chet The Dog. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

87 Responses to “Happy New Year!”

  1. Billy's Buddy
    9:36 am on January 1st, 2015

    Cheers to you, Spence and Admin and Chet and Bernie and everyone!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:41 am on January 1st, 2015

    We like saying, “Same to ya”, this time of year. We don’t have to duck!
    B’sB, congtats on being first.
    Everyone, have a restful New Year’s Day.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:45 am on January 1st, 2015

    Excitement, mom just looked out in the herb garden and there were 8 bluebirds and a bunch of warblers at the birdbath. Looks good for 2015 🙂

  4. O'Howlers
    10:02 am on January 1st, 2015

    Happy New Year! 2015 already feels magical.
    But where is FOM?

  5. Wose-the small and meek
    10:19 am on January 1st, 2015


    To Spence, Admin, and the blog family—Wishing you all the happiest of 2015!

  6. B.Stover
    10:22 am on January 1st, 2015

    Happy New Year and yes…cheers! (Love that picture.)

    Good morning all.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    10:25 am on January 1st, 2015

    OH, FOM’s are on facebookie now 🙁
    Let’s use OFA’s sidekick in the Porsche for our FOoD.

  8. BearSpiritDog
    10:34 am on January 1st, 2015

    Happy New Year Chet, Spence, Admin and Plunderers All!
    2015 Has to Be Great…We’re Starting Out In a Porsche!

  9. Alice M. Johnson
    11:04 am on January 1st, 2015

    O’Howlers, We only have our FOoD now. My nominee for FOoD for today…
    Heh heh heh.

    Good Morning Rio

  10. Alice M. Johnson
    11:07 am on January 1st, 2015

    Well drat.

  11. O'Howlers
    11:11 am on January 1st, 2015

    But why isn’t the facebook FOM posted over there on the right?

  12. Tupper and Gilly
    11:15 am on January 1st, 2015

    Alice – must have been quite a party last night…

  13. Alice M. Johnson
    11:27 am on January 1st, 2015

    Thank you Royals.

    Heh heh.

    I was trying to post a picture of the Cat Pillow that is torturing Rio but for some reason it wouldn’t show up in the blog. But it showed up on Staff’s computer.


  14. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:58 am on January 1st, 2015

    HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015!

    Cheers to OFA, Admin. Chet, Bernie and even Suzie. Also all of the wonderful members of this here blog.

    Black eyed peas are soaking, pork and sauerkraut are in the fridge. We are ready to roll!

  15. Masquers
    12:00 pm on January 1st, 2015

    After joining in the burning ceremony last night at nine, we took what was supposed to be a short katnap.
    Fireworks woke us up sometime later as the clock was striking the midnight hour.
    Someone here is still not feeling tip top…it looks like chicken soup will be on the menu again today.
    For now, back to joining MPM under the quilt.
    Barb & Dawson, Thanks for leaving the boxes of Kleenex.

  16. Staff
    12:11 pm on January 1st, 2015
  17. Tyb
    12:22 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Wishing everyone a wonderful new year. Hope 2015 is good to all of us.

  18. BooBear
    12:29 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Happy New Year, our wonderful friends! We have had family since Christmas and are just now able to check in. Mom is going back to read the past week’s posts then will be back!

    Purrs to all (oh, and that dog is doing just fine.)

  19. dawson
    12:31 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Hat Tip to Spencer and friend in the red Porsche. Looking good!

    Also looking good is Bluecat on the January page of the Plunderer calendar. Every hair is in place!

  20. Herd of Hounds
    12:42 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Mom is calling this a New Year’s nosh. Looks to us like grazing! Hope they share the Hoppin’ John with us. (Psss, can you say, “insulation for Alaska”?

  21. Herd of Hounds
    12:52 pm on January 1st, 2015

    (Darah here) Alice M. Yes, quite a party (I think).

  22. Thieves!
    12:55 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Happy New Years! We made it to 2015 with a couple of naps before midnight.

  23. Siber-H
    1:32 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Happy New Year Everyone!!

    The pictures of the Porsche, Alice, TYB, and Darah cheer me up.
    Every picture of Darah cracks me up. The girl doesn’t take a non-funny picture.

    Let me tell you why I need cheering up. You know the snow storm that was predicted for here. There is only 1/2 inch on the ground. There are some local weathermen that should walk the plank.

    Staff, Your luminaries are much prettier than the ones in the paper
    sacks that are used in the Southwest.

  24. O'Howlers
    1:37 pm on January 1st, 2015

    HOH, you are making us hungry.
    BooBear, good to hear from you. Glad you had family with you for the holidays.
    Mom rode Annie the last day of 2014, and the first day of 2015. She says that signifies something. We don’t know what. She really had to bundle up, because it is once again cold and windy. If only she had our fur.
    Our tree and decorations are still up, but Mom collected up washable holiday items, such as towels and table runner. On the way, the Iditarod quilt came out!!! Woo Hoo!!!! By the way, is AJ entering any other races this year! We know Phillip is in the Copper Basin 300.

  25. Martha
    2:14 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Home safe from New Jersey. Scout forgot to be mad at me and we spent some quality time together. Then she remembered I had deserted her, and is now sulking behind the toilet. Long, easy drive. Nap time…

  26. Herd of Hounds
    2:19 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Sibah Mr. H, Darah Thea heah.Ah need to tell ya that ah truly appreciate your “non-funnah” picture comment. Ah reallah do. It has been a rough yeah since my Franklin crossed the bridge. Verah difficult for a tendah young thing. Do ya think we could be paw pals in the future? I am almost 2, have a white question mark on my chest and love to cuddle. Oh almost forgot, snow is my favorite thing in the world but don’t see much of it here in TN.

  27. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:49 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Early!….We all went to bed early last night because someone said we should enjoy the first day of the year instead of sleep through it…grunt!…I could have gone for another bowl of beer last night, but No!…sniff!

    Wally-World!…Gift has been returned and groceries bought, lunch made and pork is cooking for a big-ass pot of green chili tomorrow…snort!….Does anyone want the recipe? My friend says she will be jotting it down as she cooks it for the hotshot, and will share here if anyone is interested…gurgle!….Too hot for me!

  28. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:51 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Alice!….Tsk!Tsk!Tsk!….snort!…I’m sure that pillow will be gone soon. Just you wait!…snuff!

  29. dawson
    3:27 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Rio: Tell your friend I am very interested in the too-hot-for-you recipe!

  30. Siber-H
    3:51 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Darah, We can be paw pals. You can always come visit me because I think you would be a lot of laughs.
    I’m not that big on cuddling but mom is…dogs, that is.

    As you can tell from my griping, there isn’t much snow here either. On the bright side, there isn’t much rain.

    We like green chili stew made with pork instead of ground beef.

  31. Billy's Buddy
    3:55 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Rio, please tell your friend that I would love the recipe, too.

  32. ML
    3:58 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Hi y’all. Texas here. Another long, cold, grey day here. We burned our little papers last night, it has to get better, please. Y’all take care now, ya hear?

  33. Herd of Hounds
    4:11 pm on January 1st, 2015

    ML: good gal.
    Mr Siber H, OK no cuddling and I’ll try not to slobber at you.

  34. Tupper's Mama
    4:23 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Ooooo -Siber – green chili stew with pork…..oh my, now we are sloberring like a Newf. Just add some chili cheese fritos, and we will fall over in a swoon.

    ML – It will.

  35. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:24 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Chili!…Okay, since 2 of you want the recipe my friend will post it here once she has it down on paper – finally!…snort!…Then whoever is brave enough can attempt to re-create it and eat it before it burns a hole through your plates…heh!heh!

  36. Wose-the small and meek
    4:29 pm on January 1st, 2015

    This is my friend, Fran, and me in our junior high school auditorium.

  37. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:37 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Unbelievable!….Someone shorter than our little Rose…heh!heh!…What a great shot!

  38. O'Howlers
    4:39 pm on January 1st, 2015

    We just got back from our 3-mile walk. Bring on the pork, sauerkraut, and black-eyed peas!!! WooHoo!

    Rio, we will be attemping your friend’s green chili. Well, maybe WE won’t, but the ‘rents want to try it.

    ML, good for you throwing the bad stuff in the fire. Things will get better. Yes they will.

    Siber, sorry about the snowstorm. If it makes you feel any better, we have zilch here too.

  39. Wose-the small and meek
    4:40 pm on January 1st, 2015

    RIO! Heh, yes, I feel 10 feet tall when I stand next to Fran. :^)

  40. Herd of Hounds
    4:54 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Wose, you are a giant on this blog.

  41. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    4:56 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Rio — We definitely want the recipe for big-ass green chili here in Chevy Chase. Teddy’s mouth is already watering in anticipation, as is mine.

  42. Herd of Hounds
    5:09 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Rio, mom has been outvoted on the hot donkey chili. Final vote: POP, HOH 2 men, YES. Poor mom, no. We will try it here and see how it goes.

  43. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:34 pm on January 1st, 2015

    GREEN CHILI!…You guys are braver than I ever imagined!!!…heh!heh!…My friend will, of course, put in suggestions to tame the Hotness down a bit for those who do not want to live on the edge…chuffle!…This will be fun to see if some areas of the country and Canada can find the ingredients and the various reactions to the flavor…chorkel!

  44. Herd of Hounds
    5:39 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Rio, has your friend ever used lime juice to counteract some of the spice? This is something mom started trying in SoCal years ago. Sometimes it works, don’t know why. The POP love things spicy, the hotter, the better. Then they like to kiss people’s lips and pass along the heat. They are a barrel of laughs.

  45. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:49 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Lime!…Juice?…grunt!…That brings to mind the time I slurped up some tequila and then bit into a lime….snort!….NOT! I never did that, but I know someone who might do that if the opportunity comes along…heh!heh!

  46. Siber-H
    5:55 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Wose, Neat picture of you and Fran!

    ML, It will get better.

    Rio, Mom also wants to see the recipe for green chili. Mom has never used a recipe. She throws it all together in the pot.

  47. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:21 pm on January 1st, 2015

    SiberH!…So does my friend, that is why there is no recipe written down yet…heh!heh!…I think your Maw will like this one. It is all very simple really…chuffle!

  48. O'Howlers
    7:04 pm on January 1st, 2015

    The New Years Day dinner was delish, according to the ‘rents. We wouldn’t know. The black-eyed peas had a yummy Thai garlic pepper sauce that gave it just the right kick. The pork and sauerkraut was heaven.

    Now everyone is settled in by the fireplace, watching HGTV as usual. The Dream House of the year comes on at 9:00.

  49. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:12 pm on January 1st, 2015

    House!….Dream House?…snort!…I bet me and my friend will be watching that show come 9 o’clock…yeeeeep!

  50. Tupper and Gilly
    7:19 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Mama thought about making a green chili lasagna

    She was firmly vetoed by the two wussy men who live here.


  51. Staff
    7:24 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Well I like green chili and I am sure I can use the edited version. Mr.Fireslippers coughs whenever things are too hot for him. He is a hot weenie…Maybe I could phrase that differently. He does not appreciate hotness… I am not sure that helped.

    Hopefully y’all know what I mean.

  52. Staff
    7:26 pm on January 1st, 2015

    What I mean is that Mr.Fireslippers would eat anything the Storyteller and Gramps would. And nothing hotter.

  53. Siber-H
    7:30 pm on January 1st, 2015

    You guys, Green chili stew can be made that is not HOT. There is very
    mild green chili for sale.

  54. c.hobbit
    7:39 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Last night at 2 am while I was tucked in bed sleeping, the motion light in the hallway came on. I could see Sadie standing there wagging her tail furiously–so hopefully not a burgler. Hmmm….then a little kitten appeared, then another one, then more. They had staged a coordindated prison break from the downstairs. This would have involved them all slipping their little paws under the french double doors and pulling inward to release the door latch. Time for them to find their forever home. First I gave them the small bedroom, then the large family room. Now they want the whole house.

    Scared mama upstairs was out in the living room briefly today. Baby steps.

  55. Thieves!
    7:45 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Sweet kittens! You never forget your first prison break.

  56. O'Howlers
    7:50 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Rio! Dream House is at 8:00 EST, not 9:00. Sorry.

  57. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:18 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Golinka!…Maybe you can make a very small amount for yourself…snort!

    HGTV!…I am thinking this Dream House will come on here at 7:00pm…sniff!…We are watching the History (I think) Channel about JFK’s missing brain…yeeep!…I never thought about that but apparently it would be a big part of the puzzle…wheeze!

  58. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:20 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Yeeep!…Oh no!…sniff!…Now the Dream House is further away at 10:00pm….grump!…We will never see our dream house I fear…gurgle!

  59. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:24 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Gasp!…I am always backwards when it comes to Eastern Time…yikes!…The Dream House is on right now and we have missed almost half of it…grump!

  60. Herd of Hounds
    8:26 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Siber Mr H, I understand you have an excavation site.

    Do I quality?

  61. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:26 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Dreamy!….It is in CAPE COD!…snort!….Who would have thunk-it?…heh!heh!

  62. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:33 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Barb would like to see the recipe. She likes regular chili but is also a hot wuss. Maybe she could make a less hot version. If it seriously burns her tongue she freaks. She did eat some stuffed jalapeno peppers last night, but they were pretty mild.

  63. Siber-H
    8:50 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Darah, Of course you qualify. Those feet are impressive….bigger than mine.

    Barb, Green chili stew tastes nothing like regular chili. Mom also likes regular chili.

  64. Tupper's Mama
    9:01 pm on January 1st, 2015

    We NEED to win this dream home. Gramp would move there (he won’t consider moving anywhere else). Plus there are lots of guest rooms for Plunder Parties. We promise, any of you could come anytime!!!

    We have entered – and will keep entering. Oh my, we would SOOOO love that house!

  65. O'Howlers
    9:02 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Enter to win! Yessirree

  66. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:02 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Golinka!….Wait a cotton-pickin’ minute!…snort!…My friend is going to win that house so back down..heh!heh!

  67. BooBear
    9:04 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Our youngest cats (now just over a year) have learned to open mom’s closet door. Mom actually saw one of the do it the other morning. They now do it on a regular basis which aggravates mom to no end. Her closet is huge and all the cats are having a huge time playing and exploring…..and making a mess!

  68. Diane C.
    9:05 pm on January 1st, 2015

    And finally–Happy New Year to all. I went up Mt. Hollywood as usual this year, but later in the day as it was unseasonably cold. this meant everyone and his/her siblings/dogs and horses was on the trail. I was duly impressed with the many tiny dogs making their way up some fairly steep inclines (over about a mile and a half, I’d judge), including a couple of slim and athletic looking pugs. I only saw one dog being carried by its two-legged Mom in a baby-sling frontpack.
    On the whole, the dogs were cooler than the humans, but I think we knew that already.If I may be permitted a comment, green chili, like chocolate, baba ganoush, and beer (and red chili, for that matter) has the wonderful property of improving almost anything with which it is combined. I look forward to your chili recipe.
    In return, I offer the following (fairly long) recording of a frustrated Verizon customer trying to explain why his bill is incorrect. http://imgs.xkcd.com/verizon_billing.mp3

  69. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:13 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Healthy!…Diane Quote, “a couple of slim and athletic looking pugs”….hehehehheheheheh!cough!…I don’t think for one moment those were true-blood Pugs. Maybe Puggles or Chuggles or Muggles….snort!….But not Pugs.

  70. Herd of Hounds
    9:21 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Rio, builld a bridge and get over it!

  71. Junior
    9:22 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Maybe they were sled pugs like me. I have decided that 2015 is the year of the eyebrow. I will find them come hell or high beer.

    Diane: Check your SDD.

  72. ML
    9:49 pm on January 1st, 2015

    That dream house thing is rigged. I entered twice a day, every day last year and nothing. That kind of loyalty should have been rewarded. Just to show them, I an boycotting this year to improve the odds for my friends. You are welcome

  73. Tupper's Mama
    9:50 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Rio – if you let us win the house, you can come live in the guest wing, and we will cook for you. Or we will leave you alone in the kitchen if you want to cook.

  74. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:55 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Golinka!….Sounds good to me!…snort!…That way you can pay the property taxes and I get off scott-free….heh!heh!

  75. Tupper's Mama
    10:02 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Rio – if it means living in that house and living on the Vineyard,we can handle it.

  76. Tupper's Mama
    10:03 pm on January 1st, 2015

    And just think, we could take the ferry over to OFA’s house and hang out with him.

  77. Herd of Hounds
    10:05 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Good grief and good night!

  78. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:06 pm on January 1st, 2015

    What cross breed are Muggles? Pugs and Maltese?

  79. Diane C.
    10:08 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Junior–Thanks. Checked and responded. Good luck with that eyebrow thing (mine are tattooed on, but I’m not sure you’d like the procedure…)
    They looked like slim. athletic. pugs.

  80. Tupper's Mama
    10:09 pm on January 1st, 2015

    tee hee

  81. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:23 pm on January 1st, 2015

    T & G, Yeah, right! Trying to picture it.

  82. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:41 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Ferry!…Over to you-know-whose house!….snort!…Muggles!…snort!….Youse guys are killing me here….wuffle!

  83. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:59 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Night all. Still waiting….what are Muggles?

  84. Tupper's Mama
    11:02 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Non- magical folks

  85. Tupper's Mama
    11:04 pm on January 1st, 2015

    Sorry, Barb. We couldn’t resist.
    Saying goodnight

  86. Staff
    12:01 am on January 2nd, 2015

    Yep. Muggles are non magical folks. It is a racial slur in Harry Potters world.

    Really Barb have you never read the Harry Potter books???

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    11:30 am on January 23rd, 2015

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