Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everybody here. You mean a lot to us. Have fun and good times with family, friends, strangers – and of course any members of the nation within who happen to be around.



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62 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving!”

  1. Wolfie
    8:35 am on November 27th, 2014

    First? Yay!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:39 am on November 27th, 2014

    Good morning, Wolfie and everyone! Wolfie, hope your early morning was productive. We slept in a bit but have now had our breakfast. Maybe if we act hungry, we’ll get a second one. Good smells in the kitchen today.
    Happy turkey. We are thankfuil for our blog family 🙂
    Have a stuffed Thursday.

  3. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:18 am on November 27th, 2014

    Good morning and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Thank you Spence for keeping the blog going for our Chet and Bernie family.

    Have the Brussels sprout dish ready. Doing roasted sprouts with bacon, shallots and garlic. Also taking a salad and a cream cheese appy. That is all I have to do, so getting off pretty easy. Josh and Jess will be picking me up at noon.

    Staff, I was impressed with your mom’s spice cabinets. She had some things in there that I have never tried, like arrowroot and something that started with an F and ended with greek. She also had them in alphabetical order, which was a pleasant sight for my Virgo sense of order.

    So, who is cooking dinner and who is not?

  4. Billy's Buddy
    9:20 am on November 27th, 2014

    Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone, from the frozen Wisconsin tundra. Two degrees above zilch.

    Staff: Loved the spice cabinets.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    9:23 am on November 27th, 2014

    B&M&L, good morning. Fenugreek. Kind of an anisey/licoricey taste. Mom only knows because a friend once managed a Swiss Colony shop and when spices would go out of date, she’d bring them home and we’d experiment.
    We have dinner at the adopted son’s today. They have the turkey and sweet potatoes and everyone has been assigned things. Mom’s stuffung got assembled last night, she’ll put the relish tray later on.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    9:24 am on November 27th, 2014

    BB, can it really be that cold? Brrrr! Turn on the oven and solve 2 things. Good smells and get the kitchen warm 🙂

  7. O'Howlers
    9:34 am on November 27th, 2014

    Happy Thanksgiving,Spence, Admin, Chet, and Plunderers. We will be home all alone, while the ‘rents go to a niece’s home. They are only taking a birthday present, and perhaps a bottle of wine. Of course, they are likely going to miss it altogether, because Pop is on call, and working as we type.
    We here are thankful for the measly snow that fell yesterday, and we are looking forward to real winter, when we hope to see more. BB, we think your early winter temps are a bit extreme though.

  8. Mollypop's Mom
    9:42 am on November 27th, 2014

    I’m somewhat back to eating regular food. Thanks to all of you who sent me kibble, it was greatly appreciated. Now I’m going to Sam’s house for a gluten free big Thanksgiving dinner.

  9. dawson
    9:46 am on November 27th, 2014

    Happy Thanksgiving to all youse! I am thankful for this blog and for my chosen family, my given family, Snowhook Kennels, various spices and diversity in all things. Let the cooking, eating and companionship begin!

  10. Billy's Buddy
    9:56 am on November 27th, 2014

    OH: We are having January in November. Cold temps and then blizzard like snow. Many car accidents, some fatalities. More snow tonight. Sigh. Two years ago on Thanksgiving the temperature was 62 degrees! Huh???

    We are going to younger son’s home for our turkey and trimmings today. Older son and his family will bring desserts, and we two buddies will bring other side dishes.

    For all that is ours, let us give thanks. (My mantra.)

  11. B.Stover
    9:57 am on November 27th, 2014

    Thank you Spence.

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  12. dawson
    10:14 am on November 27th, 2014

    All those who are traveling, drive safe.

    Yes, I, too, will give a special thanks that This blog was so blessed to have at its heart Melanie…and all those wonderful Newfoundland dogs!

  13. Wose-the Small and Meek
    10:27 am on November 27th, 2014


    Happy Thanksgiving to youse all!

  14. Wose-the Small and Meek
    10:28 am on November 27th, 2014

    I like today’s GOOGLE Doodle….

  15. Martha
    10:35 am on November 27th, 2014

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. We have our meal tomorrow at Zoe’s. Today is digging out, cleaning the house, and pondering how to cook all the side dishes. My actor nephew and his bride to be get to Zoe’s today. They will be cooking the turkey. River and his parents are staying close to their home.

  16. O'Howlers
    10:40 am on November 27th, 2014

    Thanks to this blog, and especially for Melanie. And thank you for reminding us about her potato and leek soup.

  17. Staff
    10:56 am on November 27th, 2014

    I will repeat Thanks. To Spence for being an inadvertant host for our blog family. To the rest of youse for being that family and of course, to my own family. It is so nice to have Dawson here (and the Turtleman) and to be able to spend some fun time with them.

  18. Staff
    11:01 am on November 27th, 2014

    To answer Barb’s question. Dawson and I are cooking. Everything is done but the turkey, the potatoes and the biscuits. Mr.Staff and Turtleman are clean-up. We haven’t mentioned that to them yet.

  19. Tupper and Gilly
    11:15 am on November 27th, 2014

    Good morning, Family
    We hope that each of you have a grand day, celebrated in whatever manner makes you laugh and smile and share and enjoy.

    We hope you are all filled with a spirit of thankfulness for all the joys,for all the gifts, and for the abundance we have in our lives.

    For friends past who changed our lives, for friends present who support and enhance us, for the friends to come who will grace our lives in the future.

    We offer a toast (raising a glass of cider) to all of you.
    With love, from all of us Royals, Rottens, Kittens, Golinka, Storyteller, Gramp and Callie Two too.

  20. bluecat
    11:22 am on November 27th, 2014

    Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody. We’re grateful for each of you and the inadvertent host. (good one, Staff)

    Amen, T&G.

  21. Peck of Parrots
    11:48 am on November 27th, 2014

    SQUAWK We are glad that we are green, not brown and grey, and from the tropics. Happy TURKEY day to all and to all a fantastic feast.

  22. B.Stover
    11:57 am on November 27th, 2014

    R.I.P. P.D. James. (She was 94.)

  23. Wose-the Small and Meek
    12:04 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Amen, T&G

  24. Herd of Hounds
    12:10 pm on November 27th, 2014

    HRH B what a shocking bit of news. Mom read lots of James in the 70’s when she belonged to the Book of the Month Club.

  25. Thieves!
    12:17 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to all of youse! We are grateful for so many things including this here blog and the chosen family, your support, and your friendship.

  26. BSD & Masquers
    12:32 pm on November 27th, 2014

    The Happiest of Thanksgivings to our Blog Host and Plunderer Family.
    We are listening to the Piano Guys and remembering our Friend.

  27. Basil and Sage
    12:34 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Here’s what we are thankful for:
    We are thankful that the AUCTION STARTS TOMORROW!
    We heard rumors of catnip mousies being up for grabs. Ours are all in use by a stupid, snuggly little kitten that everyone ooo’s and ahhhh’s over.
    Sheesh – you would think there had never been a freakin’ kitten in the world before……

  28. Basil and Sage
    12:38 pm on November 27th, 2014

    National Dog Show is on – Toy group has been fun. The MinPin escaped and ran havoc in the ring. The Pug came in 3rd. According to the announcers, Pugs can run 3 miles an hour.


    Down hill, and with a good tail wind maybe.

  29. Charlie
    12:38 pm on November 27th, 2014

    I’m thankful that Professor B never complains about me and my ears hogging our easy chair. She just rubs my ears and squirms to make more room. She’s a class act, that one.

  30. Herd of Hounds
    12:41 pm on November 27th, 2014

    You poor Herb Kats. We are thankful that you haven’t met Pookey who is of the opinion that kats are squeaky toys with thorns. We are also thankful that you haven’t met the POP. They bite toes and tails 🙁 We are thankful that you haven’t met our sushi, or they would be an endangered fish pond 🙂

  31. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    12:45 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Charlie – is true Supreme Commander Bee is very class act. Is fun vhen she comes vith Natasha in Porsche, cruising down highvay vith top down.

    Sometimes ve put convertible roof down too. Then is VERY much fun.

  32. Siber-H
    12:51 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Happy Thanksgiving Day to Spence and all my friends on the blog.
    We are thankful to Spence for the blog and all the Chet and Bernie books, and we are thankful for all of you.

    Martha, Thank you for the update on your family. You are all in our thoughts this day.

    Amen, T&G

  33. Siber-H
    1:09 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Chet’s most recent facebookie post says it best for us dogs on this Thanksgiving Day.

  34. B.Stover
    1:16 pm on November 27th, 2014

    HOH: I was shocked also when I saw the article in the NYTimes. I think I’ve read all of P.D. James.

    Hi Charlie!

    Natasha is making me laugh. Nefarious indeed!

  35. Teddy Ruff Rider
    1:50 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in my blog family. We have some very good friends up from Florida (Carol and Alex) who, in addition to Carol being my mom’s bestest friend, both happen to be terrific tummiers too. Our turkeyfest is still a few hours off (others are arriving at 6:00 pm) and I am guarding the turkey to make sure no marauding goats put in an appearance.

    We are also mourning the passing of P.D. James. Her departure will leave a big void in the world of mystery writers. Definitely one of my mom’s and dad’s all time favorites. She is up there with Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers as on of the true royalty of the profession.

  36. c.hobbit
    3:42 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of youse!

    Anyone else set off the smoke alarm while cooking today? It has been 15 minutes and the doors and windows are open and the fan going. Stove is off. A neighbor even came and checked on me. Carpola. I know I am not that bad of cook. This is why people disable their smoke alarms. Some of the system is wired and some not. Flipping circuit breakers don’t help.

  37. c.hobbit
    3:53 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Smoke alarm still going. House is getting cold.

  38. O'Howlers
    5:22 pm on November 27th, 2014

    The ‘rents are home. They met the newest Member of the Family Within the Family. Mom says he is an adorable 3-year old French Bulldog/Pitbull mix. Mom fell in love. What a good boy.
    Hobbit! You are an excellent cook. Mom still talks about all of the great meals you made for her and Pop when they were Way Up North. It is thosestupid hard-wired smoke detectors that are the problem.

  39. Mollypop's Mom
    5:37 pm on November 27th, 2014

    CHobbit, since the smoke alarm has been going on awhile and the firemen haven’t come, do you wonder what would happen if this were a real fire?

  40. Herd of Hounds
    8:00 pm on November 27th, 2014

    The peepps are thanfully home and brought us the really good bits of turkey (neck, heart, gizzard, liver). Yummers! We are glad they came home, it seemed like they were gone forever. Thank dog Blondie didn’t destroy anything. We tried to keep her calm and patient.
    Safe night and nighty night to all.

  41. Mollypop's Mom
    8:18 pm on November 27th, 2014

    All Star Dog Spectacular is on Fox right now. Hillary Swank and Jane Lynch are featuring 70 dogs for adoption.

  42. Mollypop's Mom
    8:27 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Loulou is watching the show and loving it.

  43. Kat
    8:45 pm on November 27th, 2014

    We are watching it, Aunt MPM. I am worrit that Momma will find another lovey dovey on this show.

  44. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:45 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Just got back and turned on the Dog Spectacular show.

    Tired, and full and experiencing a terrible sore throat. May call it an early night.

    Hope all had a great day.

  45. BooBear
    8:50 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Happy Thanksgiving, all. Dinner is done. It turned out pretty good. Mom (who doesn’t cook very well) ordered turkey breast and ham from a local cafeteria and then cooked a couple of sides. Other family members brought other stuff and everything turned out very good. Whew! Mom has to work tomorrow then hopes to get some decorating done over the weekend.

    Thank you all for being here during this very tough year. You are family. Thank you, Spence, for the blog.

  46. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:51 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Bah!…We couldn’t find the show…sniff!…Then I remembered the time difference…snort!…It starts in a few minutes out here in the Wild Wild West!…heh!

    Thanksgiving!…I sure hope everyone but me and ole Beau had a great Thanksgiving Dinner and celebration today…wheeze!…We were left here at home for hours and hours and hours upon hours and hours..gasp!…Finally they came home all fat and happy…grunt!….Then it was walk-time because someone needed to stretch her legs after that big meal and long car-ride…grump!

  47. Tupper and Gilly
    8:52 pm on November 27th, 2014

    OK, we watched the parade, we lived through football, we cooked the turkey, ate it, and cleaned up. We watched a movie.

    NOW can we do the auction?

  48. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:04 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Yeeeep!…The Auction!…snort!…I have to get over to Auction Central and do a thorough inventory of all the Items…gasp!…Where does time go when all I do is sit here at home and wait for others to come home?? They did not even bring any turkey home for me….grunt!

  49. Mollypop's Mom
    9:12 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Rio, Loulou and Sammie are as unhappy as you are. I had to leave Loulou at home while I went to Sam’s house for dinner. Poor little Sammie had to get closed in the bedroom while everyone was feasting. Of course they both got their turkey dinners afterwards.

  50. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:56 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Sammie!…I feel your pain…grunt!…Although it sounds like you at least got some turkey dinner today…grumble!

  51. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:39 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Auction!…I’m very excited about this Thanksgiving Auction in support of Snowhook Kennel! Remember real living breathing guys that we all love and adore will benefit from your generous support this coming weekend – Please remember that…snort!…The Auction House has been totally re-modeled and is looking very stylish and maybe even a tad sparkly. Thank you (not) Bellie Starr. Please ignore all the glitter and focus on the Items up for auction….snort!

    Time-Line!… Tomorrow the Auction will open at 12:00pm Eastern Time. Exactly 10:00am Mountain Time(my time) and 8:00am Alaskan Time….snort!…Unless of course something goes incredibly wrong, which it will not. No it will NOT…heh!

    Link!…A Link to the Auction will be posted here at exactly 8:00am Alaskan time. Please set your clocks for the occasion…snorkel!…And thank you to all the generous donors. If not for youse guys we could not do this at all…chuffle!

  52. Tupper and Gilly
    11:01 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Rio – Rio – its us out here in the cold. Let us in. Come on, we’re freezing our tails off out here
    Oh…wait a minute. Make that – we are freezing our cute little butts off out here.
    We won’t peek at the auction items. Really we won’t. Aww, come on.
    We got hot wings………

  53. Staff
    11:03 pm on November 27th, 2014

    We can’t wait. See you all tomorrow. Nighty noodle

  54. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:21 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Tupper!…Even youse guys have to wait until Black Friday when the doors open…snort!…Beau will be serving black cawfee, cold tea and hard dry kibble to those of youse standing in line waiting for the doors of Auction Central to open tomorrow…heh!…He will be charging a “small” fee for these items mind you. So come prepared with small change – in the way of dollar bills…snyff-ell!

  55. Tupper and Gilly
    11:24 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Sorry Rio – we will go wait in our warm soft beds. And we are taking our hot wings with us.
    See you tomorrow at the auction.
    G’night, family.

  56. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:34 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Question!…So who here thinks Paris from the Gilmore Girls is the voice of the Artificial Intelligence computer connected to the doll on the earlier episode of Elementary….heh!heh!,,,,The Gilmore Girl actors are ALL OVER THE PLACE I tell ya!…chorkel!

  57. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:48 pm on November 27th, 2014

    Alone!..Well I will take this precious alone time here on the blog to thank the Whole Family of Chet The Dog for the great post today. It is very special and means a lot to me and of course all of us here. …snort!…Very nice and way more personal than what those facebookie guys got…heh!heh!snort!

  58. BearSpiritDog
    12:02 am on November 28th, 2014

    Go Snowhook!!!

  59. Masquers
    12:12 am on November 28th, 2014

    Kool. Meet a kat on the ferry who played a gig down the street from me in Seattle last night. Reminded me of my friend the Prof.

  60. Masquers
    12:14 am on November 28th, 2014


  61. Luna
    4:59 am on November 28th, 2014

    The Giant and my mama are home for Thanksgiving dinner at Mick and Jodi’s, the people not the puppies. They laughed a lot and ate way too much. While Rio and I double checked the inventory and lot numbers, Belle Starr got her paws on the sound block. It now matches the gavel.

    We here echo Rio’s message of gratitude for all you do to make the auction and boutiques possible. Youse all are amazing. Sniff, snort, slurp, burp.

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