Heaven Only Knows

But this is close.

http://time.com/3631242/pope-francis-dogs-heaven-catholic-church/

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66 Responses to “Heaven Only Knows”

  1. O'Howlers
    7:37 am on December 12th, 2014

    Good morning! Yippee!!! Finally, the Pope recognizes what the Members of the Nation, and our human partners, have known all along. Of course, this proclamation will be enough for the powers in Rome to want to excommunicate Francis (what a great name !!!)

  2. Buddy and Leno
    7:59 am on December 12th, 2014

    Regarding the headline of the article,

    I’m sure glad that dogs now have his permission to go to Heaven.

    Any Heaven that ain’t got dogs, I don’t want no part of.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:33 am on December 12th, 2014

    Good morning, OH, Buddy and Leno and everybody! Of course dogs go to heaven! And thank Dog for that.
    BooBear, that is one Handsome Howie.Quite a hound and might give Redbone Hound a “run” for his money.
    AJ’s post from last night was sort of encouraging. At least they have had some snow. Gah! Only 87 days on the Iditarod countdown.
    Have a frisky Friday all :)

  4. B.Stover
    8:58 am on December 12th, 2014

    Good morning all.

  5. dawson
    9:02 am on December 12th, 2014

    It wouldn’t be heaven if there were no dogs.

    Up and packed into the car for the ride across the border.

    HOH: Handsome Howie is right! I will have to read AJ’s post from Canada.

  6. Buddy and Leno
    9:03 am on December 12th, 2014

    Just seen on Twitter: Guiding Eyes – “Everyone thinks they have the best dog in the world. And none of them are wrong.” – W.R. Purche – Retweeted by bbrannan – Dec 10, 2014

  7. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:04 am on December 12th, 2014

    Some people take that stuff seriously. I think dogs live on as much as any of us, if only in memory and spirit. But then my beliefs are a little unconventional.
    Good morning all.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    9:09 am on December 12th, 2014

    Buddy and Leno, we love that quote!

  9. B.Stover
    9:13 am on December 12th, 2014

    Rio: I’ll check out The Game.

    Buddy and Leno: I suspect that the Brits have better actors and screenwriters than we have.

    Howie is a beauty.

  10. Wolfie
    9:40 am on December 12th, 2014

    It is windy and spitting rain here and it is absolutely delightfu! Mom loves a good storm!

  11. O'Howlers
    9:41 am on December 12th, 2014

    We have cold and snow snow snow! We are loving it. Mom doesn’t even mind, since it isn’t enough snow to have to shovel or plow or anything. Just enough for us to run and play through.

  12. Tupper and Gilly
    10:34 am on December 12th, 2014

    Will Rogers said it best “if there are no dogs in heaven, then I want to go where they went”.

    Of COURSE there are dogs. How could it be heaven (I.e. A perfect place) without?

    Good day all.

  13. O'Howlers' Mom
    11:28 am on December 12th, 2014

    T&G: Ditto for horses and cats. yes, and chickens too.

  14. Tupper and Gilly
    11:33 am on December 12th, 2014

    Absolutely!

  15. Siber-H
    12:10 pm on December 12th, 2014

    All dogs go to heaven. There is a special place there for Huskies where the snows are forever. The chickens can come and visit.

    Howie is adorable. Don’t worry, BooBear. It will all work out.

    AJ, Thanks for the update. We are praying for a good year of snow and cold for you and the dogs.

    It isn’t cold here and it isn’t snowing.

  16. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:55 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Training!…I hope Junior is doing his very very best during training…snort!…This will be his third year in the Iditarod!! He is a true Veteran!….Woooo!….Great update AJ – Mucho Gracias. All that stuff you have to do before the race all costs money, doesn’t it?…grunt!…We need to be thinking about sponsoring the A-Team and of course Feeding the Giant!…yeeep! …Beau needs to get a second job and pronto!

  17. B.Stover
    1:46 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Hobbit and Sadie: Thank you for the beautiful card.

  18. Billy's Buddy
    2:04 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Hobbit and Sadie: Thank you!

    AJ: Thank you for the update.

    A fond hello to everyone.

  19. T.C.
    2:15 pm on December 12th, 2014

    A package has arrived that has my kind of smell all over it. Mommy quickly took it and hid it from me. But I think I know….it is a present for me me me!!!!!

  20. Staff
    2:31 pm on December 12th, 2014

    How to donate to Snowhook

    To donate to the Shake your bootie campaign please notify Staff at snowhookshakeyourbootie at gmail.com
    Next you send the money directly to Snowhook, by check or paypal.

    Donations may be sent to:
    Justin & Rebecca Savidis
    P.O. Box 1179
    Willow, Alaska 99688

    More information about Snowhook can be found at their blog:
    http://www.snowhookkennel.blogspot.com
    or by searching for Snowhook Kennel on Facebook or by directly emailing the team at: snowhookkennel at gmail.com

  21. BooBear
    2:31 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Bluecat and Howlers, please let your folks know that packages have been mailed. Let me repeat….have been mailed. I hissed at Mom until she promised they would go to the post office during her lunch hour. She just let me know that mission was completed.

  22. Staff
    2:40 pm on December 12th, 2014

    O’HOwlers Mom, Next time you see Cherokee’s ‘rents will you check to see that they received their Howling Husky wall hanging?

    GAH I have to get more donations for the bootie fund before Rio starts all the other plans. He is sure a big planner that guy!

    AND Henry has discovered the Christmas tree.

  23. BooBear
    2:41 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Staff, check your SDD

  24. Staff
    2:48 pm on December 12th, 2014


    BooBear, Checking!

    THat hole in the tree is new. I wonder….
    Nah, I do not wonder, I know.

  25. T.C.
    2:55 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Oh, Henry…

    Staff, Kat’s godmom did get her wall hanging. She was raving about it, and promised to bring it along over the holidays so Mommy can see it. Of course, Tundra will be with her, so I will skip that visit, thank you very much. :)

  26. Staff
    3:07 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Whoo HOO! Another matching grant has come into the snowhook bootie campaign. We now have a total of 75.00 up for matching. Any tiny little bit you can donate will be MATCHED 100% which means your donation will be doubled!

    AND soon, very soon, there will be an award of the Raven keychain to a plucky plunderer.

    STEP RIGHT UP FOLKS. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO WIN FAME AND FORTUNE. BOOTIE BOOTIE BOOTIE.

  27. Staff
    3:12 pm on December 12th, 2014

    We are at 1095 donated right now. If we can match the 75. that will add 150 to our total. I would sure like to be at 1245, wouldn’t you? That would mean someone had won the Raven keychain AND the next prize also!…Go SNOWHOOK!

  28. BooBear
    3:12 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Staff, aren’t kittens fun??!! About this time last year, Dad brought home a mother cat and her 3 kittens (all boys). They are over a year now and “fixed” but they still romp and stomp like there is no tomorrow. Mom is putting up the tree this weekend so it will be interesting to see if she ends up with any holes.

  29. Staff
    3:17 pm on December 12th, 2014

    BooBear, The last time I looked Keiko was hanging on the branches with both front paws and dangling over the table edge. I am sure glad it is decorated with curling ribbon and not with glass ornaments.

    Alice came out of her closet yesterday afternoon and hid behind Dad’s chair in the living room. That is a big step forward for her.

  30. Siber-H
    3:59 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Alice, You Go Girl!

  31. BooBear
    4:00 pm on December 12th, 2014

    She will adjust, she is just making a point. All of mine adjust when a new cat moves in after a little hissing, etc. Fingers crossed that they will adjust to the dog.

  32. Herd of Hounds
    4:02 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Blondie has discovered weaknesses in the bottom of the fence, digs out and does “walkabouts”. She scares mom silly but does come home when she is tired, thirsty and hungry. Mom is losing what little mind she has left. Tomorrow is “fix the bottom of the fence” day. Hope the little mutt mouth hangs around for it. There are only so many rocks/bricks we can haul to fill in the holes.
    Perhaps Mr. Siber H could show how fun it is to dig in the MIDDLE of the yard!

  33. Siber-H
    4:24 pm on December 12th, 2014

    HOH, Mom has had to do the rocks, bricks, and so forth for different dogs in her life. Concrete blocks work well.
    I really do dig in the middle of the yard or around the foundation of the house. I have never tried to dig out, which mom is eternally thankful for. Send Blondie to me and I will put her on the payroll and show her how a professional does it.

  34. Billy's Buddy
    4:26 pm on December 12th, 2014

    I just received my snowflake earrings, and I LOVE THEM! Thank you!

    The pretzels will be in the mail Monday. Sorry for the delay. I’ve gotten the right size box now (Pak Mail was out of them) and the packing will be done this weekend.

  35. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    4:40 pm on December 12th, 2014

    It’s party week here in Chevy Chase, which keeps Teddy RR very busy. On Wednesday, Debbie’s quilt guild had their annual Christmas lunch at our house, with about 45 quilters in attendance. And tomorrow is our big annual Christmas party dinner. I will try to post a photo of the table decorations later, and I have copied the menu below. Debbie has once again outdone herself. Note that the celery root puree is made from celeriac, picture of which were posted last night.

    Christmas Party Dinner
    The Lamb-Mechanick’s
    2014

    Spanish Tapas Peppers
    Marinated Herbed Feta
    Red Pepper Hummus
    Marcona Almonds
    Home Cured Gravlax
    Shrimp with Chipolte Remoulade

    Beef Short Ribs with Wild Mushrooms
    Celery Root Puree
    Rainbow Chard with Beets, Oranges

    Joyful Almond Cheesecake
    Dark Chocolate Terrine with Orange Sauce
    Lemon Ice Cream Cake

  36. Herd of Hounds
    4:49 pm on December 12th, 2014

    That’s it! We are heading to Maryland, invitation or not!
    Mr. Siber H, Blondie might be a bit late for her lesson.

  37. c.hobbit
    5:24 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Kudos to Debbie. Obviously a talented quilter, cook and hostess!

  38. Tupper's Mama
    5:26 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Oh my – we will be heading for Maryland too. Oh my.

    Staff and BooBear and anyone else having kitty issues. When we took Cubbins to the v e t yesterday, he did have a scratch on his nose. Basil is still rather unhappy about the intruder. The vet suggested a couple of things. First off, she said to add a litter box – no matter how many or how big we already had, just add one for now.
    And second – she told us to go the pet store and get a “feliway diffuser” – they dispense feline pheromones and are supposed to calm stressful situations for cats. We got two for the house – one upstairs, one down. They also have a spray that you can apply directly to a carrying cage or in a closed room.
    The vet swear they will make a difference – we know that they are a little pricey at the pet store, but they are much cheaper on amazon.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00I9SI40S/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
    We have all paws crossed here. We have noticed that Basil and Sage seem to be hanging out in the rooms that have the diffusers.

  39. BooBear
    6:14 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama, We don’t usually have a problem, perhaps since there are so many of us. Everybody ends up buds. It just takes a little time. We had heard that about adding an extra catbox. Sometimes that will be the intimidation technique. Either not let the new cat in the box or trap him there.

  40. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:41 pm on December 12th, 2014

    W & T’s dad, I hope you can post a photo or two. Debbie puts Martha S. to shame! Ironic that she is making something with celeriac. No one here has ever cooked it. We love short ribs!

  41. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    7:44 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Barb — if I say so myself, it is absolutely delicious. It is good prepared by itself or as a base for a variety of things from short ribs to scallops.

    This is a picture of the table decorated for tomorrow night.

  42. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    7:45 pm on December 12th, 2014

    And guess who stopped by to check out the decorations?

  43. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    7:47 pm on December 12th, 2014

    And here they are at the back door. Catch the action on Zeta’s tail!

  44. Mollypop's Mom
    7:57 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Teddy RR, you are growing up so fast! You just handled 45 quilters and kept everything in order. And now a big dinner coming up and maybe Zeta will be at the dinner too.

  45. Siber-H
    8:03 pm on December 12th, 2014

    The table is beautiful. It is so cute the way Zeta is looking at Teddy.

  46. Herd of Hounds
    8:09 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Table is loverly and the foto of Teddy and Zeta is perfect!

  47. C.hobbiti
    8:15 pm on December 12th, 2014

    If the cat situation is really tense, don’t be afraid of using 2 or 3 Feliways in a room.

  48. Siber-H
    8:23 pm on December 12th, 2014

    You kats have some strange issues.

  49. dawson
    8:32 pm on December 12th, 2014

    I’m home in the not very snowy or cold North. I think we are having the same winter as Snowhook Kennels.

    I love Debbie’s table settings and menus!

    Seems like the cats and kitties and doga are all having a bit of fun over the holiday season. I bless that the two leggeds can do the same.

    I’m going to unpack some more, eat, relax and head to bed. Yawn. Travel days make me tired.

  50. Herd of Hounds
    8:47 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Travel? Heck, any day can tire mom out anymore, but then she checks which side of the dirt she is on and nows it is a good day :)

  51. Herd of Hounds
    8:48 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Knows, not nows, not nose!

  52. Herd of Hounds
    8:49 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Now looking forward to pug kisses. Darah Thea, ramp up the drool machine :)

  53. Staff
    8:57 pm on December 12th, 2014

    We already have the second litter box. Actually it is the third as we had two in the basement here and then we added a third in the small room that the kittens sleep in over night. I will order the

  54. Staff
    9:01 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Feliway is ordered. I got one for the outlet nearest Alice’s lair and one for the outlet near Abbies radiator. I sure hope it works. Abbie is starting to lick all the hair off her tummy poor baby.

    Debby and Mauries dining room table looks great! I bet it will be a fun time tomorrow. We want to blur over there too! Yum yum yum. Just a few advance yums….heh

  55. Staff
    9:06 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Dawson, please check your SDD quick like a little Keiko.

  56. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:19 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Just a little sit-down dinner for 12. No big deal for someone of Debbie’s caliber. Someone here would be freaking out! I bet Debbie has enough made ahead of time that she will be able to relax and enjoy her guests.

    Dawson, glad you made it back safely, without any major travel problems.

  57. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Boxes!…Packing tape and cookie tins all over the damned place…sniff!…All of them have lids on them but I can still smell those cookies…grump!

  58. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:24 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Dinner!….Woooo Hoooo! Christmas dinner at Teddy’s house!…snort!snort!…I could get used to eating away from home by golly…heh!

  59. Mollypop's Mom
    9:31 pm on December 12th, 2014

    HOH, I’m with you on that. My move was not well timed. We are settling in just fine but Christmas is so close.

    I’m happy to have moved into downtown which is where everything is going on. Loulou sits on the window seat watching the downtown streets. Today when she started barking wildly, I came to look and there was a Santa Claus and many elfs running right down the middle of the street and a lot of cars honking their horns.

  60. Herd of Hounds
    10:04 pm on December 12th, 2014

    MPM, Hope move went well. Love y’all’.

  61. Tupper and Gilly
    10:23 pm on December 12th, 2014

    MPM – sounds like fun for LouLou. It would be hell with Corgis.

  62. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:46 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Fading fast over here.

    Special thoughts for Wose and Mary Lou. Good night all.

  63. Staff
    10:52 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Dear Rose,
    I hope you have your quilt tucked around you and are snug and happy with the happy quilted feelings wafting off of it. We here are sending you good vibrations.

  64. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Six!….Packages wrapped up in boxes and only one to go…whew!…What an evening…sneeze!

  65. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:28 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Done!…Tomorrow will be a stand-in-line at the postal-office…grunt!…All packages are accounted for. Mission Boutique is almost complete….heh!heh!

  66. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:43 pm on December 12th, 2014

    Staff!…You are in Minnesota, right?…snort!…Else someone other than you will get a package next week…chorkel!

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