Happy Presidents Day

“Twice in our history,” says Admin, “when we absolutely had to have greatness we got it.”

“You’re talking about Washington and Lincoln?” Spence says.

“Correct. I’ll say no more. But somehow we missed the death of Al Berard last February. He was a wonderful musician hailing from down where WOOF takes place. R.I.P.”




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140 Responses to “Happy Presidents Day”

  1. O'Howlers
    8:02 am on February 16th, 2015

    Good morning! Mom is home with us us us! Poor Pop had to go to work in -1 temps. We huskies like those temps, but the ‘rents do not.
    Thanks for the heads up on SNL. We watched some of it, but Mom found it rather depressing to see so many great talents who left this earth way too soon.
    Also, some of the newer skits are beyond her comprehension. She is old.

    Allen Moore is currently in first place in the Quest, having overtaken Brent Sass by a miniscule amount so far. It is basically a neck and neck race, but Moore’s dogs seem to be stronger at this point, and he is now racing on home turf. We like both of those teams, and would love to see it come down to a neck and neck finish between them.

    We posted a photo of chicken wine early this morning.

  2. O'Howlers
    8:06 am on February 16th, 2015

    Regarding presidents, back in their day, they were not so widely regarded as great presidents by all. It is always interesting and (we believe) more accurate to let history be the judge. We here are big fans of History, as you know.

  3. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:07 am on February 16th, 2015

    Good morning and Happy Presidents Day.

    Another week of frigid weather for us in northern Illinois. But at least we have light snow expected as opposed to New England. They just can’t break out of that pattern. Every week they get hit again. One town had over 8 feet of snow in 3 weeks! And even parts of the south are getting snow and ice storms. So I guess we will count our blessings.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    8:18 am on February 16th, 2015

    Good morning, O’H and B&M&L and everyone! Saw late on last night that George Attla passed away in his 80’s. Sorry he won’t be able to see this year’s race but maybe having the route changed to go through Huisla pleased him. We HOH are proud to sponsor that checkpoint this year.
    Two conflicting weather reports here. One says snow of 3-5 inches with a tenth inch of ice 🙁 The other says don’t get your hopes up. That’s Chattanooga weather!
    Have a productive President’s Day.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    8:19 am on February 16th, 2015

    P.S. O’H, loved the foto of your chicken wine!

  6. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:23 am on February 16th, 2015

    Howlers, that looked like a nice wine. Assuming it is a French wine?

    We were reading some information on George Attla on the link that was posted. He said in his childhood home they never spoke English and that he had no formal education. Also it was stated that his family had to trap dogs to survive. What did they mean by that? Surely they didn’t do the unspeakable?

  7. O'Howlers
    8:24 am on February 16th, 2015

    We are getting snow tonight too. Somewhere from 2-6 inches. But with all the ice and drifting here, any amount is now painful. This morning, the horses’ water buckets were frozen solid. And it was 10 in the coop, with a heatlamp on!

  8. Martha
    8:25 am on February 16th, 2015

    AJ, thank you for the update. We are keeping Twig in our thoughts. There will be digging out and roof raking today. The roads are fine. Still cold!

  9. O'Howlers
    8:45 am on February 16th, 2015

    B,M,&L: Yes that is a French wine. We like their red too, but the white is one of a very few white wines the ‘rents will drink. They say it goes especially well with roast chicken. They have been known to partake of that wine with the chickens outdoors on noce summer evenings, and La Vielle Ferme (The Old Farm) posted a photo of our girls milling about the bottle. It was vey cute!

  10. B.Stover
    8:57 am on February 16th, 2015

    Happy Presidents Day.

    I’ll have to check out that wine.

    Good morning all.

  11. Buddy, Leno, and Hilda
    9:13 am on February 16th, 2015

    So we woke up to -15, but it’s supposed to be a low of 2. Wait…how does that work? I want to read Woof. Now now now! Also, history. Written by the victors. What I wouldn’t give for a time machine. Still, we agree that Washington and Lincoln were the greatest. Hmm…a time machine. Blind time traveler. This would be a challenge, either by introducing lots of anachronisms, or by, well, huh. Still want a time machine. And a copy of Woof.

  12. Buddy, Leno, and Hilda
    9:17 am on February 16th, 2015

    Oh, nearly forgot. In other really important news, apparently the guy who invented Nutella died over the weekend. And, while Nutella is probably not good for dogs, this is a real tragedy, it is. I want Nutella.

  13. Herd of Hounds
    9:38 am on February 16th, 2015

    Buddy, does Nutella travel through time well?

  14. Herd of Hounds
    9:39 am on February 16th, 2015

    Wow, same temperature right now in Chattanooga and Anchorage…34F

  15. O'Howlers
    9:45 am on February 16th, 2015

    Mom is dreaming of 34 degrees. She thinks it may be time for her to winter in Alaska. Heh!
    Buddy, we were just as confused by the current temperature vs. the forecasted low. Pop said that low is for tonight.

  16. BSD & Masquers
    9:45 am on February 16th, 2015

    Excuse Us, One Moment Please…
    If we are not mistaken,
    Someone’s Birthday is Today!!
    Wishing Our Dear Friend Rose a

  17. O'Howlers
    9:51 am on February 16th, 2015

    It is Wose’s birthday? Kat says Wose gives belly rubs on her birthday!
    Happy Birthday, Wose!

  18. Herd of Hounds
    9:56 am on February 16th, 2015

    Wose, we honor the with harmony:
    Whoo hoo, yodel, howl.
    Whoo hoo, yodel, howl.
    Whoo hoo dear Woseeeee.
    Whoo hoo, yodel, hoWL!

  19. Wose-the small and meek
    10:01 am on February 16th, 2015

    BSD and Masquers, you have given my secret away, and you have made me blush. Thank you for remembering, and thank you HOH and O’Howlers for your birthday wishes!

    Kat, if you blur on over, and will be happy to give you belly rubs all day.

  20. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    10:03 am on February 16th, 2015

    Happy Birthday Wose!!!

  21. Kat
    10:04 am on February 16th, 2015

    On my way, Wose! Be on the lookout for a blur of red. Remember, geography is not my strong suit.

  22. Wose-the small and meek
    10:08 am on February 16th, 2015

    Kat, the key is under the mat.

    MPM and LL’s Mom, thank you!

  23. Tupper and Gilly
    10:15 am on February 16th, 2015


    we are concerned about our team too. We know Twig loves to run, and we will say prayers that she and all her teammates have a happy, healthy run from start to finish!

    So cold here that even Callie doesn’t stay out for more than 5 minutes at a time. It’s just that there are a LOT of those 5 minutes, in and out, in and out, all day long.

  24. Buddy, Leno, and Hilda
    10:15 am on February 16th, 2015

    Of course Nutella doesn’t travel through time well…it will get eaten on the way. On the other hand, if you eat a jar of Nutella, then go back in time, can you fetch the full jar and enjoy it again? The mind boggles.

  25. Masquers
    10:15 am on February 16th, 2015

    Cover your ears, CHobbiti.

  26. BearSpiritDog
    10:18 am on February 16th, 2015

    Buddy&Leno&Hilda: Time Travel! It’s My Favorite Thing to Do!

  27. B.Stover
    10:25 am on February 16th, 2015

    Happy Birthday Rose.

  28. Zeus
    10:27 am on February 16th, 2015

    Why are girl huskies all stubborn/dumb/oblivious? The Reds won’t come indoors, even now in 4 degrees (-3 wind chill). I, on the other hand, am enjoying my leather loveseat.

  29. Billy's Buddy
    10:28 am on February 16th, 2015

    Happy Birthday, Wose!

  30. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:32 am on February 16th, 2015

    Happy Birthday dear Wose. Have fun all day long!

    Time travel – as I have said before, if I could time travel to one place it would be to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. I would love to see his gardens and working farm, and I would LOVE to see the real relationship with Sally Hemmings. Maybe he loved her, as he never re-married. She was after all a half sister to his first wife, albeit from the wrong side of the sheets. But did she love him, or just want a better life for herself and their children. Can you love someone who “ownes you”? Have to admit, I am a bit obsessed with the whole thing.

  31. O'Howlers
    10:43 am on February 16th, 2015

    Interesting topic, Barb. Jefferson is an enigma for sure. He penned the most imprtant and eloquent words of freedom, yet continued to own slaves.
    And on a similar topic, here is an interesting piece regarding another side to our first president:

  32. Tupper and Gilly
    10:45 am on February 16th, 2015

    Time travel – hmmm. Go back three weeks in time, have winning powerball number in hand, be only winner of 400 million dollars. Sponsor Snowhook. Buy Rebecca a helicopter so she could follow the race. Buy ML a perfect condo. Buy Rio a vat of beer and season Rockies ticket. Update Alice’s Lear Jet so the sisters could visit more often. Buy tropical island for winter vacations for all frozen Plunderers. Buy snow making machine for tropical island so dogs can have fun too. Endow local library, animal shelter and food bank.
    And let Mama and the Storyteller just stay home with us, and cuddle us, and give us tummies and walkies and kisses.

  33. O'Howlers
    10:45 am on February 16th, 2015

    Team Tsuga has just arrived in Circle with 11 dogs.

  34. dawson
    10:51 am on February 16th, 2015

    Washington and Lincoln? Ok, they were great in their day but today is Wose’s Birthday! Everybody take a day off in celebration of alive and in-our-midst greatness. Happy Birthday Wose!

    This mornings T’ai Chi was done with the accompaniment of Al Berard’s music. It was smooth and fiddly at the same time.

    AJ: Thank you again for the report and for stellar dog care. Twig is a favorite.

    Al Moore took the lead? I have to check out the Quest.

  35. Teddy Ruff Rider
    10:51 am on February 16th, 2015

    Happy, happy, happy birthday to my BFF Wose. From my gal Zeta I understand that the traditional birthday present for lovely young ladies is their very own beef tenderloin (at least that is what she told me). I hope you enjoy yours.

  36. Teddy Ruff Rider
    10:56 am on February 16th, 2015

    Well, looks like the snow dogs’ future is looking bright here in Chevy Chase. After a fairly delightful four degree (without windchill) start to the morning here, we are expecting 4 to 8 inches of snow starting later tonight. Maybe not as bad as some of our northern blog family has had it, but for DC that starts to be a lot of snow. I have heard tell of something called Snowmaggedon in these parts, but that was before my time (although Wookie did leave me his notes about it). In any event, me and my gal Zeta are looking forward to it. Especially on Wednesday, since that is Zeta’s mom’s birthday, and my mom is taking her out for a special day, while Zeta and me will get my dad all to ourselves. Cool, huh?

  37. Buddy, Leno, and Hilda
    11:00 am on February 16th, 2015

    Oh! New picture of Miss Hildegard from last Thursday’s vet visit. Can hardly wait to see her again when she comes to live with us us us!

  38. Buddy, Leno, and Hilda
    11:02 am on February 16th, 2015

    I really wonder how Thomas Jefferson reconciled those two things…the owning of slaves, yet also the loving of freedom and, at least, an intellectual belief in the wrongness of slavery?

  39. BearSpiritDog
    11:07 am on February 16th, 2015

    Gah. Our Avatars are getting Mixed Up this morning. Big Time!

    Teddy: Those Notes will definitely come in handy.
    Looking Forward to more Photos of You and Your Gal Zeta.

    Dawson: Did you see how our girl Twig grabbed that Hamburger out of AJ’s hand last night? She’s got all the right moves, that’s for sure.

  40. O'Howlers
    11:08 am on February 16th, 2015

    Hi Hilda!!!! You are the Friend of the Day!!! (FOD)

  41. BearSpiritDog
    11:10 am on February 16th, 2015

    Gah. Our Avatars are getting Mixed Up this morning. Big Time!

    Teddy: Those Notes will definitely come in handy.
    Looking Forward to more Photos of You and Your Gal Zeta.

    Dawson: Did you see how our girl Twig grabbed that Hamburger out of AJ’s hand last night? She’s got all the right moves, that’s for sure.

    Hi, Hilda! FOD. You Are Special.

  42. O'Howlers
    11:11 am on February 16th, 2015

    Bear did a DD!

  43. Buddy, Leno, and Hilda
    11:17 am on February 16th, 2015

    Thanks, y’all! Poor Hildegard Vom Entwerfer Haus has a name bigger than she is, but she’ll grow into her name in no time!

  44. Belle Starr
    11:20 am on February 16th, 2015

    Happy birthday to my very, most, special, best, Wose!

  45. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:26 am on February 16th, 2015

    Hildegard is adorable and I bet she is smart too.

    Teddy, have fun with your dad on Wednesday and enjoy the snow.

    Boy, that article was very informative and shows the dark side of Washington. Glad Ona was able to remain free of his attempts to find her. Sneaky way they were able to circumvent the law.

    Thomas Jefferson freed all of the children that Sally Hemmings had with him, but never granted her freedom. She lived with him till he died then moved in with one of her sons and was lost to history. There is not one picture of her, or even of Thomas Jefferson’s first wife, who she may have resembled. She was 15 or 16 when he began his affair with her, and he was 30 years older. Could you imagine a President doing that today?

  46. ML
    11:28 am on February 16th, 2015

    Happy Birthday Rose! Stay warm.

    T & G Mom, thanks for the perfect condo wish. Boy, do I wish that wish was true.

    It is finally getting cool again here, nothing like what you guys have, but at least more Februaryy.

    Macy jumped up on the couch just now, for the first time since she has been poorly. I hope that is a sign of recovery. Paws crossed.

  47. BearSpiritDog
    11:46 am on February 16th, 2015

    ML: Good for Macy!! Paws crossed here too!

  48. Wose-the small and meek
    11:48 am on February 16th, 2015

    I just want to thank youse for all the birthday wishes! You are a wonderful virtual family (although I have met a few of you in the flesh)!

    That Hildy is a sweetheart!

    (whispering) Rumor has it that a Carvel ice cream cake will be served this evening, and the Prof will sing to me. Youse are all invited. Masquers, please bring your bass. Rio, please bring your little harmonica.

    After a wrong turn in New Jersey, Kat has arrived and is getting belly rubs.

  49. dawson
    11:49 am on February 16th, 2015

    Buddy, Leno & Hilda: Hilda is sooooo cute.

    BearSpiritDog: Yes, Twig has all the right moves and the Giant is a pussycat in her paws.

    MacyMinPin: You go girl!

  50. Wose-the small and meek
    11:51 am on February 16th, 2015

    I am glad to hear Miss Macy is on the road to tip-top!

    Sending strong healing thoughts to Twig. Good going on the cheeseburger!

  51. Masquers
    11:53 am on February 16th, 2015

    Very sad…to find all our heroes with feet of clay.

    Dear Rose: My sax and I will be there later in the day. ^..^

  52. Zeus the Good Boy
    12:08 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Wose, Thank you for giving us a Kat update. Mom and I have not seen either of the Reds for hours.

    Masquers, we think that article just helps to point out that none of us are perfect. Not even me, if you can believe it!

  53. Siber's Mom
    12:19 pm on February 16th, 2015

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY WOSE! I know Siber is watching over you.

    Hildegard is adorable and I love her name.

    Barb, I hope that article meant that they used sled dogs to check their trap lines. That was common in old time Alaska and a means of survival for many. The snow machine slowly replaced these dogs and Huskies in Alaska were on their way to becoming a thing of the past until the Iditarod came along.

    AJ, Thank you for your latest Iditarod report. I love reading them.

  54. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    12:30 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Our local news has SPCA on Monday on the newscast. Today was a lovely three-year-old red Siberian Husky who has a brother and they are inseparable so they need to be adopted together. She looked just like my dear niece Kat.

  55. Staff
    12:31 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Wose! Happy Birthday to you!

    Twig. Keep those feet comfy please. AJ needs you healthy and nicely footed.

    Oh my I was jealous when HOH said they were already packed. There is no way we could do that because we wear those clothes every day. (well not all of them, of course) I am thinking of luggage though. And worrying about getting all my meds through the check in progress.

  56. Martha
    12:32 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Happy Birthday, Wose!

  57. Tupper and Gilly
    12:41 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Macy – good girl! But take it slow, ok.
    Hildy – we love you already. You are sure to steal a few hearts on this here blog.

    Presidents past, present and future. They are human. How could they not have faults. Maybe we need a member of the nation within to run for office. Bite the bad guys, wag for the good guys, and be able to sniff out which is which

  58. Siber's Mom
    12:42 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Macy, You keep on feeling better!

    Good thoughts going out for Twig. I will keep her in my thoughts.

    Teddy and Zeta, Have fun on Wednesday and pictures please.

    Barb, IMHO She could have loved Jefferson. The culture was different then and he would not have been mean to her.

    What is Neutella?

  59. dawson
    12:48 pm on February 16th, 2015
  60. BearSpiritDog
    12:49 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Siber-H’s Mom: Nutella is a Hazelnut Spread. We don’t eat it here because it contains Too Much Sugar.

  61. BearSpiritDog
    12:54 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Dawson: Oh, Yeah…and Chocolate…We forgot the Chocolate.

  62. Siber's Mom
    1:10 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Dawson and Bear, Thank you. Maybe I should try it but then again, maybe I shouldn’t.

  63. Zeus
    1:10 pm on February 16th, 2015

    I hear tell that chocolate is the very best part.

    Those crazy girls still won’t come in. I was out with mom, while she was taking care of chickies and horses. Afterwards, I came in and got all the really good treats. You snooze, you lose Girls!

  64. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    1:28 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Siber-s Mom, I hope that is what they meant, but what it said was “they trapped dogs in order to survive”. Maybe it was worded poorly.

    OMD, you have never had Nutella? Much better on toast than that vega stuff that they like in Australia.

  65. Herd of Hounds
    1:29 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Staff, when you pack, make a carry on bag of your meds in their original containers (i.e. farm ace see bottles) have everything in glad-type plastic bags. This is what the DDD does and they will look but they go through. DO NOT put meds in you bags to be checked, they might wind up in outer Slobobia. Keep that bag as your carry on along with your purse.

  66. Herd of Hounds
    1:33 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Still 34F here and has been raining since about 11:45. Some trees and lines have a bit of icicles but nothing to write home about.

  67. Teddy Ruff Rider
    1:36 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Siber Mom. I hear tell from dad that Nutella is truly one of life’s guilty pleasures, whatever that means, and he thinks that you should definitely give it a try. In Belgium they put it on waffles that street vendors sell. It is also good with peanut butter and there have even been reported instances of it being eaten straight out of the jar.

  68. Siber's Mom
    1:38 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Teddy, lol You have convinced me.

  69. Buddy, Leno, and Hildegard
    2:19 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Nutella is great all of those ways! Yes it is.

    As for Hildegard’s name, reactions to it seem very strong, and also very polarized. People either love it or really hate it. Either as Hilda or Hildegard. Go figure. I think it’s a brilliant name, and so does she.

  70. Herd of Hounds
    2:19 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Still 34° here in Chattanooga. The rain is stopped there are a few quarter inch icicles on a couple of things. Sparrows, wrens,titmice,chickadees, Mr. and Mrs. cardinal, Mr. and Mrs. Mourning Dove, some warblers are all just eatind their little hearts out in the time between the rain. It’s so fun to see. Also I think there’s a murder of crows when the trees out front.

  71. B.Stover
    2:23 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Here’s the “nutrition” description of Nutella from Wikipedia:

    “Nutella contains 70% saturated fat and processed sugar by weight. A two-tablespoon (37 gram) serving of Nutella contains 200 calories including 99 calories from 11 grams of fat (3.5g of which are saturated) and 80 calories from 21 grams of sugar. In addition, the spread contains 15 mg of sodium and 2g of protein per serving.”

  72. O'Howlers
    2:25 pm on February 16th, 2015

    We just watched last night’s Downton Abbey. Did any of you watch it yet?

  73. Buddy, Leno, and Hildegard
    2:37 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Well….now we know why Nutella is so tasty. Nothing that tasty can possibly be good for you.

  74. Herd of Hounds
    2:37 pm on February 16th, 2015

    So, HRH B, what we are saying about this is that it is semi fattening, great tasting and not totally healthy but folks slurp it up stuff? Are we close?

  75. Herd of Hounds
    2:38 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Oh, gosh, Buddy, we are twins!

  76. B.Stover
    2:53 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Apparently in 2012 a class action in the U.S. was brought against the Nutella company for false advertising. Ferrero paid $3 million and had to change the labeling on the jar and had to stop advertising it as nutritional.

  77. dawson
    2:59 pm on February 16th, 2015

    But it has nuts in it, of course it’s nutritional. Like fudge with walnuts.

  78. dawson
    3:01 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Oh BStover!
    I missed it before but did you really have to post the ingredients in Nutella? Buzz-kill.

  79. Teddy Ruff Rider
    3:03 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Like my dad said, a guilty pleasure, that’s what Nutella is.

  80. BearSpiritDog
    3:05 pm on February 16th, 2015

    O’Howlers: No, but going Now. Should we be afraid? Never mind…Don’t tell me.

  81. Teddy Ruff Rider
    3:05 pm on February 16th, 2015

    And it has 2 grams of protein, that sounds like a lot to me.

  82. B.Stover
    3:13 pm on February 16th, 2015

    It was apparently being served in schools as a breakfast supplement based on the false labeling.

    Teddy RR is making me laugh.

  83. Thieves!
    3:37 pm on February 16th, 2015

    When our Lady was studying to sit for her exam so she could have fancy letters behind her name, she lived on Nutella. She ate it directly from the jar with a soup spoon. When she passed her test and got her fancy letters, she returned to the office. As a congratulations there was a bouquet of flowers and a extra large jar of Nutella. It has also been known to play back up to cheesecake—the official race watching food of the kennel. Last year she had a jar already purchased for race watching activities, but was too sick to enjoy it.

  84. Siber's Mom
    4:09 pm on February 16th, 2015

    I’m going to the store tomorrow. I’ll buy a jar and save it for the Iditarod.

  85. BearSpiritDog
    4:42 pm on February 16th, 2015

    O’Howlers: No!

  86. O'Howlers
    5:19 pm on February 16th, 2015

    BSD, We have no need to ask what you meant. Sniff

  87. Tupper and Gilly
    5:31 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Nutella Cheesecake…..

    2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
    1/4 cup white sugar
    1 egg
    1 (13 ounce) jar chocolate-hazelnut Nutella®
    1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust

    In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Blend in Nutella and vanilla until no streaks remain. Pour into crust. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

    Devour during Iditarod.

  88. Tupper and Gilly
    5:33 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Oops – correction:

    In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, EGG and sugar until smooth.

  89. Wose-the small and meek
    5:44 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Thanks, again for all the birthday wishes!

    A few months ago, I had a crepe filled with walnuts and Nutella. All I can say about it is YUMMMMY!

    RIP, Lesley Gore…

  90. Herd of Hounds
    5:55 pm on February 16th, 2015

    T&G, Don’t know if we will make the Nutella cheesecake in Alaska but once we get home, fur sure!

  91. ML
    5:55 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Just back from my 3 hour nap and all I can think about is bed time. I hope this constant desire to sleep will end some day, but for now…

    I watched half of Downton last night, but I had a sense of forboding, combined with the desire to sleep so I turned it off and went to bed.

    I just recently discovered Nutella. Yummers

  92. Staff
    6:11 pm on February 16th, 2015

    I have never had Nutella.

    I think I will not taste it. Mainly because chocolate tastes bad to me. Thank Dog.

  93. ML
    6:58 pm on February 16th, 2015

    I finished Downton. Tissues please.

  94. dawson
    7:05 pm on February 16th, 2015

    I have not watched Downton yet.

    Brent Sass just ran past Allen Moore on a “sprint” to the finish! Well, there are still miles to go.
    Mike Ellis in a happy 10th place right now. Go Team Tsuga!

  95. dawson
    7:14 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Read all about it: http://www.adn.com/article/20150216/just-2-minutes-separate-moore-sass-heading-final-run-fairbanks-finish

    I want a 3 hour nap!

    Dam you guys talking about Nutella! I just ate a half a jar of Bonne Meman Dulce de Leche while watching the Quest doggies. I feel sick and the downstairs is not painting itself.

  96. O'Howlers
    7:44 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Did you guys see how close Allen Moore and Brent Sass are? What a race!

  97. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    8:05 pm on February 16th, 2015

    L the L, when did you start lurking? I need to add that to our blog stats.

  98. dawson
    8:18 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Allen Moore back in first! Yeehaw! (Or should I say Gee Haw!) Get along little doggies!

  99. O'Howlers
    8:23 pm on February 16th, 2015

    They will be going right by Hobbit’s old house, it looks like.

  100. c.hobbit
    8:30 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Is there anything worse than miscommunication with a hairdresser? I basically have gray and silver hair that I periodically add platinum highlights. Highlights were way overdue along with a trim so I booked an appointment. The hairdresser nodded and said that I would also look good with some low lights which sounded okay to me.

    Two hours later, I have no gray or silver hair and look auburn with some blond. Very natural but the upkeep will be a nightmare. Plus I miss my gray and silver. I don’t think it is the hairdresser’s fault. He probably thought that I wanted to look younger/better. Or he wanted me to look younger/better. What to do?

    Is there a product that I can buy to strip out the color? What is really sad is that I spent 2 years growing out my hair and I’d hate to cut it off to start over.

    Any help you can give will be appreciated. (I had permanent eyebrows done a couple of weeks ago and now the color is all wrong!)

  101. Staff
    9:06 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Oh my dog, poor CHobbit. Go back to the hairdresser and ask him. So many things can go wrong when you try to do a color change yourself. Good Luck.

    Not everyone hates grey (platinum) I know my hair dresser gave up on changing my attitude a long time ago.

  102. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:08 pm on February 16th, 2015

    CHobbit!…SNORT!…I’m totally speechless right now…gasp!

  103. Masquers
    9:10 pm on February 16th, 2015

    CHobbiti: Yeep! How frustrating. Definitely not what you wanted to have happen right before guests are due to arrive. Is this guy a new hairdresser?
    If the color looks okay and you can live with it, maybe better to leave it alone for now. Sometimes trying to correct a mistake makes it worse. Too much processing will damage the hair and then you are really in trouble.
    Someone here…has been there…with orange hair.

  104. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:14 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Rose!…I have my harmonica at the ready!…snort!…Let me know when Grizz is ready to sing to youse….chuffle!…And by the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!…wheeze!

  105. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:14 pm on February 16th, 2015

    I think Staff is giving you good advice. If you try to do something your self, you can end up with over-processed hair that could break or split, or even end up some weird color. Maybe you can live with this for awhile and gradually change it back as it grows out.

    Watched Downton tonight. Mary is sure a cold bitch, isn’t she? And ML is right, some tissues will be needed.

  106. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Maskers!…I cannot imagine Nana with orange Bronco colored hair…chorkel!

  107. Staff
    9:15 pm on February 16th, 2015

    And if you go back to him about it he will never make that mistake again. At least not with you.

  108. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:16 pm on February 16th, 2015

    By the time we posted Masquers had said almost the same thing we said. Sorry to be redundant.

  109. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:16 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Lady!…Mary…grunt!…She is by far not our favorite character on Downton…sniff!…It’s a pity there is so much of her on the show…gurgle!

  110. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:19 pm on February 16th, 2015

    AJ!….Thank you for the update…snort!…Is it just me or does it seem like ole Philip is not taking good care of the Snowhook dawgs on his team(s)?…grump!spit!

  111. Siber-H
    9:32 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Rio, It isn’t just you that has that suspicion.

  112. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    9:33 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Rio, I’ve been asking the same questions.

  113. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:37 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Rio, Are you talking about Twig’s sore feet, or did something else happen?

    Watching the dog show. The Pug looked just like someone we all know, and the announcer said that Pugs are especially fond of children. Whatsup with that Rio? The Shih Tzu just won the Toy Group.

  114. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    9:39 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Let me say, we are all in favor of Phillip’s mushing, but not at the expense of Snowhook’s success. We are supporting AJ and Rebecca, helping them and their kennel reach their dream.

  115. BearSpiritDog
    9:49 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Riõ & Siber-H: We are thinking the very same thing as youse.

    I can tell you from a Canine Point of View, the Orange Hair was not pretty.

    Barb,Magpie,Lucy: Yes, That Mary is a cold one.

  116. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:56 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Barb!….It seems to me I have read at least two reports from AJ saying how the guys on Phil’s team have sore feet…sniff!…Paws are pretty critical in a 1000+ mile race, wouldn’t you say?…grump!…I know AJ is far too kind of a person to say right out loud Phil is not taking good care of our guys paws…grumble!…But I am NOT!

  117. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:58 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Howl!Sob!….We missed watching Westminster live…sniff!….Does it repeat?…grunt!

  118. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:14 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Flame!….So we are watching it now, but we missed the Pug-part…grump!…I hope we can re-watch the first part of the first show at some point….sniff!…What was my friend thinking watching “Justified” when we had PLANNED to watch Westminster??…sniffle!sob!

  119. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:22 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Bear, The Herding Group is on now and the Belgian Tervuren is in this group. That is the one you liked so much last year.

  120. Herd of Hounds
    10:31 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Thank you for voicing your suspicions about the care of the dogs. I had thought similar things, but didn’t want to voice them. Nighty night blog family.

  121. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:33 pm on February 16th, 2015

    I love Libby the Cardi.

  122. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:35 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Rio, I think the dog show is on again later in the week or on the weekend. Probably will be available thru On Demand too.

  123. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:37 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Pug!….The Pug won, right?…snort!…I know he must have. It’s been a few years since a Pug even placed so this is the year, I can feel it!…wheeeze!

  124. bluecat
    10:38 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Rio, Siber-H, MPop’s and Loulou’s Mom, Bear – we’ve been asking the same questions. AJ is very generous but we hope the generosity doesn’t harm Snowhook. There’s a picture of AJ and the dogs in the truck prior to the 2010 Iditarod, page 55 of the current Alaska Magazine. He’s also mentioned by name in the editor’s letter. I don’t know if the edition is also digital. It’s the March issue, devoted to the Iditarod.

    Nutella + a spoon = 🙂

    ‘Night all. Sleep well.

  125. BearSpiritDog
    10:43 pm on February 16th, 2015

    There was something about a Repeat of the Westminster tomorrow.
    Good thing ’cause we Missed It too.

  126. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:44 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Sorry to burst your bubble Rio, but it was the Shih Tzu, not the Pug.

  127. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:46 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Some of the handlers are strangely attired.

  128. BearSpiritDog
    10:50 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Barb,Magpie,Lucy: Don’t Think the Tervuren is the one. The one we are remembering was sleek with very Little Fur and a Black Face.
    Wish we could find that photo.

  129. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:52 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Did you notice that the GSD almost pulled the handler off his feet?

    Trying to make it to the end of this Group, but we are fading fast. Night all. Work day tomorrow.

  130. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:54 pm on February 16th, 2015


  131. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:56 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Old!…English!…snort!….We here love that guy, Swagger…heh!heh!

  132. Tupper and Gilly
    10:57 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Oh no! We missed Westminster. For the first time in about 10 years.
    Good thing tonighs repeat is on tomorrow afternoon

    G’night family

  133. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:58 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Attire!…It ranges from Bellie Button’s Sparkles to Howler-Maw’s weight-loss sweatpants….heh!heh!

  134. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:59 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Bear, Tervurens usually are lighter, more brown with just a dark face. This one was darker. Was the dog you are remembering little or big? Do you remember which group the dog was in? That will narrow it down. Remember Terri from the blog? She is a Tervuren.

    BB tomorrow.

  135. BearSpiritDog
    11:03 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Thank Dog! They are Repeating the Herding Group now. Wooo!

  136. BearSpiritDog
    11:06 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Wonder whatever happened to Terri the Tervuren?

  137. BearSpiritDog
    11:08 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Or…Was Terri the Friend? Can’t Remember. It was a while ago…more than 2 for sure.

  138. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:11 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Hounds!…We are watching the repeat of the show…grunt!…Don’t think my friend will make it all the way to the Pug-Loser…grump!

  139. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:14 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Golinka!….Just know your sense of style will once again be totally offended by the Handlers choice of clothing for this major televised event…heh!heh!…They never cease to amaze me and my friend wardrobe-wise…chorkel! …It’s as if they are so concentrated on the grooming and look of their show-guys, that they entirely forget they need to dress appropriately too…gurgle!

  140. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:40 pm on February 16th, 2015

    Golinka!…Be on alert for the handler in the brown Go-Go boots and the Purple sleeve-less dress…gah!

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