Hong Dong: Wrong?

“What do we make of this?” says Spence. “An eleven-month-old red Tibetan mastiff named Hong Dong – Big Splash in English – “

“That I doubt,” says Admin. Some humans do more interrupting than others: Admin is one of those.

” – was bought by a Chinese coal tycoon for $1.5 mill, a new world record. An interesting-looking dog – weighs 180 pounds already and has an ancient lineage, but does this bother you?”

“What are you saying?” says Admin. “That it would have been better if the tycoon’s fortune came from green energy?”

“Do you think that was what I was saying?” says Spence.

Admin stomps out. What’s with him lately?

Spence turns to me. “What I was saying,” he goes on, “is that the price seems in bad taste somehow. And what about all the shelter dogs in need of a good home? Is that a sappy thought?”

Taste? He said something about taste? Meaning a treat is on the way? I shift a little closer.

Welcome Hannah.

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109 Responses to “Hong Dong: Wrong?”

  1. Melanie
    8:53 am on March 17th, 2011

    Admin must be getting cabin fever . . . I know we are here!

    Spence, it is NOT a sappy thought and give Chet a treat.

    It’s going to be almost 50 degrees here today!
    Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

    Here’s the card!

    WHAT DO YOU MEAN I’M NOT IRISH?

  2. Rose
    9:07 am on March 17th, 2011

    Top of the morning to all:

    Spence, helping shelter dogs is not sappy, but quite noble.

    Melanie, you look very spiffy in your St. Patrick’s Day hat!

  3. dawson
    9:13 am on March 17th, 2011

    Morning Spence, Chet, Rose and Melanie.
    And good morning Irish Paddy Newf. So-ooo cute! And so is Hannah.
    Melanie: 50 degrees? A lot of snow will melt today.

  4. Melanie
    9:24 am on March 17th, 2011

    Dawson, I sure hope so. I like your idea of buttered and salted popcorn. You might try also try liquid iodine. Don’t drink it though!

    Morning Rose! Thanks, I bought that hat special!

  5. dawson
    9:34 am on March 17th, 2011

    Melanie: Yes. Iodine on all my ouchies.
    Our Snowhook Team is down to 9 dogs (sob!) with 153 miles to go (as of 3 hours ago). You can do it! As far as I know Whitey-Lance is still in it.
    Tupper: More healthy thoughts being sent out to you.

  6. B.Stover
    9:46 am on March 17th, 2011

    I wonder if Admin is stressed about the Robbie book?? Happy St. Patrick’s day Chet and everyone.

    I’m going to wear orange since I’m German…..just kidding….about the orange.

    Rose: Melanie is a two-legged. That picture is one of the wonderful Newfs.

  7. Barb & Maggie
    9:46 am on March 17th, 2011

    Happy St Paddy’s Day to all you Irish, part Irish, and non Irish. 13 million pints of Guinness will be drank today.

    Kelly, Barb’s part Irish daughter, said she has a new appreciation of commercial making after yesterday. They arrived a little after 7:00 a.m., and by “they” I mean 19 cars in front, and 45 people swarming thru the house. Cameras, lighting people, and electricians everywhere, even a stylist to put on Kelly’s makeup and help her and the girls choose their clothes. They put plants and flowers outside the windows, so it looks like spring outside. Kelly said she was horrible in front of the camera, but Lily was serious about her role, and hit her mark every take. They were there till 5:00 last night. All for a 1 minute commercial!

    She said, after seeing what was involved, the dogs would not have liked it. Joe, the older boy, probably would have been ok, but Gus, definitely not!

  8. Rose
    9:54 am on March 17th, 2011

    Morning Dawson….

    Bee: Oops, thanks for the correction-I don’t want to offend anyone!! The Newf is quite spiffy in the St. Pat’s Day hat.

    A nice 60 degree day here in NY for the parade…Evn nicer tomorrow at 70. We still have some dirty snow in COH that hopefully we be gone with this nice weather.

  9. dawson
    9:56 am on March 17th, 2011

    Barb and Maggie: I’m with Gus…definitely not.

  10. Sam
    10:02 am on March 17th, 2011

    MagPie, I should have been at Lily’s house to be in the commercial. I’m practicing my acting so I can be ready to be Princess and this would have been good exposure for me to become famous. Oh well, now you have a family of tv stars!

  11. Tyb
    10:05 am on March 17th, 2011

    Good Morning, All
    Top O’ the Mornin’ to ya!

    Here’s a picture of the red mastiff that just sold for $1.9 million. How much is that per pound?

  12. Sam
    10:08 am on March 17th, 2011

    Tupper, I hope the xray shows nothing wrong. You are so spoiled that your family will still carry you up and down the stairs.

    My family neglects me and I have to sleep in the closet.

  13. dawson
    10:17 am on March 17th, 2011

    Tyb! Wow! That is a whole lotta dog!
    Sam! You are so funny. You know you sleep on a princess bed. You’re just upset because you missed a good chance for stardom.

  14. B.Stover
    10:18 am on March 17th, 2011

    Sam: I think that’s another whopper! (About the closet.)

    Rose: No problem. Melanie wasn’t offended I know. Wonder which Newf that is.

    Tupper: Best wishes. Please let us know how it goes.

    It’s going to be 65 here today!!

    CHarris: I think that you should consider retiring to Michigan. I bet you’d fall in love with northern Michigan or the Upper Peninsula.

    Now I’m going to make some coffee. See….I still haven’t caught up with DST.

  15. Tyb
    10:18 am on March 17th, 2011

    Here’s a message from Blou.

  16. Barb & Maggie
    10:21 am on March 17th, 2011

    Sam, I doubt that you are neglected! Too bad you weren’t here for the commercial, you would have been the perfect addition. Kelly could have held you on her lap while pretending to pick out carpet. BTW they left all the carpet they used for the filming. Since Kelly doesn’t need any new carpet, Barb’s son Josh is all over that!

    That red Mastiff is beautiful. He looks a little like a Chow Chow, doesn’t he?

    Melanie, the Irish Newfie puppy is adorable. How did you get him to hold still for that picture? Snicker

    The situation in Japan just keeps getting worse and worse. There are millions affected by this disaster.

    Sorry to be jumping from subject to subject, but trying to keep a certain little Pug happy.

  17. dawson
    10:23 am on March 17th, 2011

    Tyb: Awwwww. I’ll raise a glass to Blou…and you.
    And now…enough blarney. The computer will be turned off so I can get some work done. Everyone enjoy the day.

  18. BearSpiritDog
    10:52 am on March 17th, 2011

    Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

    Yes, Melanie, looks like Admin has cabin fever, as do a lot of us out here. And, only 3 more days to Spring. B, Have you heard anything else about the new Bobbie book?

    Great pics Melanie & TYB! We are all Irish today, if only by association. Hmmm…looking for something green to wear – that new collar maybe?

  19. Siber-H
    11:12 am on March 17th, 2011

    My thoughts exactly, Chet…the price of that dog and all the shelter dogs that need forever homes. Status is probably why that red mastiff was purchased. Thinking about shelter dogs is not a sappy thought.

    We love the photos of our “Irish for the day” dogs. I am not wearing a green hat today. Happy St. Patricks Day Everyone!

    Our heroes, Whitey and the gang, only have 121 miles left to get to Nome. They will have to do a mandatory 8 hour layover in White Mountain along the way.

  20. Tyb
    11:19 am on March 17th, 2011

    You’re right on Siber-H. I read that in China, dogs have replaced mansions and jewelry as status symbols. The red color is supposed to be lucky and the “sacred” dog brings
    wealth, health, and longevity. I guess we’re all lucky because all the blog dogs are sacred .

  21. Melanie
    11:25 am on March 17th, 2011

    Eleanor as a red Tibetan Mastiff
    Cost?
    Priceless!
    (I really have to get to work now)

  22. Siber-H
    11:36 am on March 17th, 2011

    Melanie…Nooooo

    Hope everything is going okay for Tupper at the vet. We are thinking of you kiddo.

  23. Barb & Maggie
    11:42 am on March 17th, 2011

    Melanie, She just needs to sling the tail over her back and she’ll be an exact match! Well, almost.

    Barb is going to work in a bit, but Crazy Lady II is out of town today and tomorrow, so it won’t be too bad. Weather is mild here, reaching into the mid 60’s this afternoon, but then there is rain on the way.

    Brock, one of our helper guys is supposed to be over this afternoon to clean the barn and the coop, but that won’t happen if the rain gets here first!

  24. B.Stover
    11:53 am on March 17th, 2011

    B&M: That is really interesting about the way commercials are made. I need new carpeting. Perhaps I should see if they’d make a commercial here….heh!

    Great pictures everyone.

    Bear: Several days ago I asked in a post when the Robbie book is due out. There wasn’t an answer so they probably don’t have a publication date yet.

  25. C. Harris
    1:40 pm on March 17th, 2011

    B. Stover: does northern Michigan have mountains? I went to a wedding in Michigan years ago and it seemed pretty flat. That is the one thing I loved about Anchorage when I lived there–the ring of mountains surrounding the city. Where I live now is flat; there are “hills” an hour away in all directions but nothing too exciting. However, doesn’t Michigan have a lot of lakes? I do love water –Bernie should visit and maybe he would feel better about the aquifer.

    Good morning all. I am going to go to work to catch up then drive 45-minutes into town to meet a friend. I am determined to have a good day today. Three more days of “spring break.” Best wishes to Tup.

  26. Gus and BooBear
    2:23 pm on March 17th, 2011

    CHarris, mom’s niece lives in Little Rock, Arkansas and mom says the scenery is just beautiful. They still have seasons but not the drastic weather like up north. Just saying….since the Texas coast is out of the running for ur retirement location.

    Beautiful dog, but jiminy, that’s alot of money. Mom could retire and spend her time volunteering on the local shelters

    Check in, Tuppence, when you get back from the vet. And go Whitey! It would be a shame to go that far and not get to finish.

  27. Melanie
    3:12 pm on March 17th, 2011

    So today Jesse (our go-to guy) started cleaning the van and the car.
    The van started looking pretty good, but then it was time for him to go.
    I started up the van and the dome lights were on.
    All three of them.
    The dome lights don’t work. Ever.
    After I got him home, I spent 30 minutes to try to get the lights to go out.
    They wouldn’t.
    By the time Zoë came out, I had decided to remove the fuse.
    The fuse was easy to get to but you had to have the fuse puller which was under the hood.
    The hood released but the secondary release under the hood didn’t work.
    Two determined women and a screwdriver fixed those dome lights.
    We took out the light bulbs.

  28. B.Stover
    3:25 pm on March 17th, 2011

    CHarris: Michigan has many many lakes and, of course, the Great Lakes. (There are three lakes each about three miles from me in different directions.)I wonder where you were in Michigan. The “thumb” area is flat and is the farmland area. There are mountains in the Upper Peninsula (for example Porcupine Mt. and Huron Mt). Parts of the lower peninsula are very hilly. There are 78 state parks (many with lakes; one of the most beautiful is Kensington) and six state forests. I live in the southern part of the state and there is a parkway (about l/2 mile from me) that is 20 miles long. In the northern part of the state there is more “wilderness.”

  29. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:57 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Whitey!….Go Whitey! Bring home the bacon!…..Wooooo! ….SiberH, where are they at right now?…sniff!

    Hong Dong!?…..What the hell kind of name is that?….grump!… Million bucks my ass. That jerk could have fed a lot of poor Japanese people instead of buying ole Hong Diggity Dong….grunt!

  30. Siber-H
    4:18 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Rio, AJ and team are still resting in Elim. If everything is okay, I would expect them to move out for White Mountain before I go to sleep tonight…probably before I go to sleep. I’m watching the gps tracker so I will know when they start moving west for Nome. I’ll be a more relaxed Husky when they finally get to Nome.

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:46 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Excited!… I’ve started up my Mozilla Firefox and gone to the http://www.cbssports.com website where they show all the NCAA games….snort!…So now I am just waiting for the No Colo vs San Diego game to start!….wooooooo! …..This is History in the making folks! …snorkel!…All the games are running a little late apparently…grunt!

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:13 pm on March 17th, 2011

    SiberH!….Are you wearing green?…..{{{{{pinch!}}}}….heh!snort!heh!

  33. Tupper and Gilly
    5:32 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Hi everyone – Gilly here. I get to tell you all that Tupper is ok! She has something called Short Ulna Syndrome. Not as weird and rare as Melanie’s knee pearls, and certainly not as painful. It seems that Tupper’s original breeder was more concerned with “pretty” than healthy. What Tup has is actually a kind of birth defect that is just showing up now in her middle age. There are two side by side leg bones, the humerous (sp?) and the ulna. They should be identical lengths, but in Tup, the ulna didn’t grow as fast, so the humerous bone bowed out. Sometimes they bow in and you get paddlefoot. Or they bow out and you get pigeon toe. If it bows up, like Tups, it makes the dog limp, but doesn’t cause pain. At least the bone doesn’t – there can be arthritis that developes because of the asymmetry, or the dog can twist or strain the leg more easily, causing irritation.
    But the vet says Tupper is just fine, as long as we don’t plan to show her and we take care of her when she limps.
    Personally, I think she is milking the heck out of this so she doesn’t have to do the stairs.
    Mama let me post today cuz she and Tupper and sitting together in the chair, and Mama is crying (happy, releived tears) and Tupper is cuddling. Sheesh – they should have just asked ME – I knew it wasn’t cancer….
    And Mama and Tupper both say THANK YOU all so much for the good thoughts and prayers – they know that’s why it all worked out.
    Thanks from me too – I do love my Tupper.
    Love, Gilly

  34. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    5:33 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Rio. We’re watching the game on our IPaw and rooting hard for Northern Colorado. Only down by six at halftime, so they are definitely in the game. We got a free app that lets us watch all the games, which is really neat. Wookie

  35. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:35 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Melanie, nice red doggie, do you have a green one, too? Newfies could easily drift over to Ireland. (the ones in Newfoundland I mean).

    Go team Snowhook. We here in Texas have all paws crossed.

    Sammie, I bet you have to eat store brand kibble too. poor puppy

    Did the cost of that dog include any extra outfits, or just the one he is wearing. Love the hood.

  36. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    5:38 pm on March 17th, 2011

    That’s great news about Tupper. I just knew everything was going to okay there. Woo, Woo, Woo. Wookie

  37. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:39 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Yes!…. Wookie, my Bears are hanging tough! They have not let those San Diego bully’s run away with the game….snort!…It’s half time already!…sniff!….This game is going very quickly. It seems like it is in fast motion….gulp!

  38. Sam
    6:03 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Gilly, thanks for giving us the update on Tupper. It’s good news and Tupper still gets to be carried up the stairs.

    Macy, I don’t know where my stupid kibble comes from. It says venison on the bag and sometimes it says duck. I say yuck.

  39. LizF
    6:21 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Good morning everyone, happy St Paddy’s Day (for yesterday!)

    I’m lousy at maths so I can’t calculate how many rescue dogs $1.9 million would save here, but i’m guessing a whole lot at $300 each…

    On the news last night they showed some Japanese people at shelters who have nothing but the clothes on their backs and their pets – I saw one Kat and several little dogs.

    Pardon for being MIA lately, things have been crazy at work and the exhibition is coming up, still finishing a couple of artworks and then hanging the show on Monday. Big opening Tuesday p.m.!!

    Glad everyone seems well, sympathies to poor Sammie sleeping in the closet like Harry Potter!

  40. B.Stover
    6:27 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Very good news about Tupper. Thank you Gilly.

  41. Siber-H
    6:31 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Tupper, We are very glad that the news from the vet is good!!! Husky hugs and happiness!

    Whitey-Lance and the gang are moving now toward White Mountain…44 miles till they do their 8 hr. layover.

    Rio, ummm, I am not wearing green today, but I am, of course, cheering for Northern Colorado. Where is this college that I am rooting for located in Colorado? Is this Boulder or Ft. Collins or some other that I don’t know about? Go Bears!!!

    Send me some of your kibble, Sam…yum…it sounds delish.

  42. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:48 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Hey y’all! Sorry I’ve been out of touch the last couple of days. Mom has been busy and didn’t turn on my computer. Mom really wasn’t thinking today — when a guy came into the library today wearing a green shirt, he asked Mom — who was wearing tan pants and a pink sweater! — where her green was, she was confused. Then she realized today is St. Patrick’s Day — much slapping of the forehead! One of her co-workers forgot, too. Luckily, they both have green eyes, so nobody pinched them!

    Rio: I was rooting for the Bears — sorry things didn’t go well for them. As you probably know, my Tigers are in the same situation — outta luck on St. Patrick’s Day!

    Tupper: Sounds like good news — I hope your leg is really as painless as the vet says!

  43. Mollypop
    6:58 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Hi everybody – I’m just checking in. Mom was busy getting organized (fat chance, I say) and just traipsing around.

  44. Siber-H
    6:59 pm on March 17th, 2011

    So, The team I was cheering for is now history?
    (whispering) I don’t know anything about March Madness.

  45. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:08 pm on March 17th, 2011

    (Whispering back)Siber-H: All you really have to know is that Rio’s team lost so he’s probably in the middle of some March Madness right now!

  46. Barb & Maggie
    7:09 pm on March 17th, 2011

    We are not into March Madness either, but we are happy for Tupper.

    Sam, Duck kibble is expensive, it doesn’t come from Walmart! I think you are very pampered. I have to eat salmon and vegetable kibble.

  47. Siber-H
    7:11 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Oh dear, Kirby

  48. dawson
    7:20 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Hoorah! Tupper is okay! Yip! Yip! Yippy!

    Melanie: Eleanor looks fantastic in red plus you just added a million to the price you could get for her. Not that you would ever sell her. Not in million, billion, zillion years. Not even then.

  49. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:27 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Barb & Maggie: Buford used to get lots of ear infections and had seizures. He was being treated for his seizures, but the treatment was worse than the problem! Then one day Mom was looking on a veterinary website and they described a dog with the same symptoms — turns out he had food allergies. The vet said dogs like that should eat non-allegic food. So Mom started buying him duck-and-potato food. It was expensive, but he never had anymore seizures after that!

    Oh, and B&M, Mom says thanks a lot for putting in the name of the carpet company. Ever since she read about it, she says the stupid commercial jingle is stuck in her head!!!

  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:30 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Pipe!…Dream!…snort!….Our Bears are ranked 15th and the San Diego Bully’s are ranked 2nd in the US….grump!….So it was a lot of very hopeful hoping that they would win at least one game in the NCAA tourney….sniff!…Some teams go many years before winning their first game. So the fact that the Bears even got this far this year is good enough for me, I guess…huffle!

    Georgetown!…. I am now officially rooting for Georgetown to winnit!…heh!…That’s Sir Wookies team, so all of you better be aware of what they are up to…grunt!…I don’t think they play tonight, go they Wookie?…sniff!….Most probably tomorrow sometime. My friend says she is taking tomorrow off from the busy place and working around here, so if the game is on we can watch it together…heh! …Good stuff!

  51. Alice M. Johnson
    7:32 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Yay for Tupper. I don’t suppose it only cost 20$ which was my wish, but it sounds like the rest of the wish came true. I think there truly is blog power!

  52. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:41 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Rio: Georgetown plays Virginia Commonwealth tomorrow night at 9:50 (Eastern time). Right now our second-choice team — the Wofford Terriers — is playing BYU. It’s early going yet but they’re hanging in there — only down by two!

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:47 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Kirby!…I think those teams are playing in Denver right now…heh!…So close and yet so far…grunt!

    Sorrows!….We are drowning our sorrows by watching the newest episode On Demand of Justified….wooooWeeee!…Love love love this show!…snorkel!

  54. Melanie
    7:54 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Macie: Head slapping here. Darn. Green, I should have done green!

    Kirby T. Any chance of bell video going up?

    SO SNOWHOOK!

  55. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:01 pm on March 17th, 2011

    TERRIERS!!???? They call their team terriers? We are laughing our petite little bootays off here.

    Biddie and Holly are getting their own place next week. Maybe we will get better kibble when there are only 3 mouths to feed. How does Melanie feed all those bears Newfies? Do you buy a side of moose every week? Just filling the bowls must be an ordeal. I have to go rest now. My head hurts just from thinking about all that smacking.

  56. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:05 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Rio. Sorry about the Bears. But even making it to the “big dance” as they refer to the NCAA Basketball Tournament is an accomplishment they can be very proud of. And there is always next year to look forward to (after MLB of course). Thank you for rooting for the Georgetown Hoyas. They have had an up and down season so far, some very good spurts but lost their last four games after one of their star players (Chris Wright) broke his wrist. He will be back and able to play tomorrow night, but how effective he will be remains to be seen. Wookie

  57. Barb & Maggie
    8:08 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Kirby, Barb’s nephew has an older Lab with allergies and she is eating duck and potatoe also. It is expensive but it seems to help.

    We will let you know if we see our gang in one of the commercials. The company is nation wide, but don’t know if they run the commercialls locally or all over. In one scene Kelly is sitting picking out carpet, and the next one the girls run into the room and they they all sit at a game table like they are playing checkers or something. You may recognize Baye and Liiy.

  58. Alice M. Johnson
    8:13 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Barb and Maggie,
    I bet the carpet people saw those two cute little girls and said these kids can sell anything. I wonder if they could sell chickens? Live of course, not the other way. I would buy a chicken from them.

    Alice(I promise staff I would never chase it around and scare it. Really I wouldn’t) Heh Now Abbie, there is another story.

  59. Melanie
    8:16 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Mattie has an allergy and she is eating salmon kibble.

    Macy: Not moose meat, but the population of beavers is going down. Snicker.

    Barb & MagPie: Hmmm, filming is a lot of work, eh? Remember that McKey had two days of work + overtime just to do a 2 minute scene. At least that wasn’t in Kelly’s house!

    Franklin was almost in a movie. Unfortunately, when they shot it the temperature was over 90 in NYC, the pub had to have the air conditioning off because of the noise and then there were the movie lights. We didn’t let them use him.

    Sam: When you get to be a star, make sure you have an air conditioned trailer and your own personal assistant with a fan!

    Hi LizF: Hope all goes well for the show. Sure hope lots of people do some buying!

    Off to bed. TTNF

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:20 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Hoyas!….Wookie, I did hear about Chris Wrights wrist and all are concerned because he is a star player…snort!… We here will be watching tomorrow night and rooting them on to glory, or at least past the first round…heh!

    Whitey!… I hope Whitey and gang make it to White Mountain safe and sound tonight!…snort!… Hey, it’s St Paddys day and Whitey has Wattie and his team running along with them. That has to be Lucky!….Irish – Scottish, who’s counting…heh!

  61. Gus & BooBear
    8:25 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Macy, are Biddie and Holly your Mom’s human daughter’s dogs? Is that why they are moving to their own place?

  62. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:29 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Yes our Angie belongs to Holly and Biddie. Poor Biddie has never lived in an apartment. She will have to come back to run around the yard. That baby girl has LOTS of energy.

  63. Gus & BooBear
    8:33 pm on March 17th, 2011

    The other day KirbyT posted pictures of his visit to the lacrosse game. We had no idea that he was such a (uh) small dog. We really thought he was medium in size. Wolfie, how big/small are you?

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:37 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Mollie!… We just watched the taser scene ….OMG!…I don’t think we’ve ever seen that before on Justified or any where else. Is this the scene you were referring to last week?….sniff!…I can’t quite remember what you said, but it was a scene that got to you…heh! …Holy crap, I can see why… snuff!….Poor Raylan. He was caught unexpected there, but the other guy got it worse…grunt!

  65. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:41 pm on March 17th, 2011

    I think Kirby is very handsome and just the right size.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:49 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Mollie!….Our Boyd is one smart hillbilly cookie!…heh!… Took care of those outlaws without them ever catching on…heh!heh!heh!heh!heh!heh!….Have you noticed that his hair seems to get more wild when he is into something devious. Sometimes, Boyd Crowder can be called a Hero!…snort!…Not often, but right now we think he is…sniff….Just have to see how he finishes this great play. Does he take the money or give it back?…gruff!

    Kirby!… He is just the right size!..snort!…A compact Agent with extroidinary skills!…wuff!

  67. Gus & BooBear
    8:53 pm on March 17th, 2011

    We think KirbyT is very handsome too. We just thought he was a little bigger. Miss Macy, sounds a bit like you have a crush on him! We know Wolfie’s heart belongs to Sammie.

  68. Mollie (a black poodle)
    9:00 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Rio: I remember the surprising taser scene. I was talking about Mags & her son & the hammer scene. It looked so real. She sure is a good actress. Very scary in that part.

  69. Siber-H
    9:12 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Kirby is a little guy with a big guy attitude and a big heart and totally adorable ears. (my mom says)

  70. LizF
    9:16 pm on March 17th, 2011
  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:17 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Mollie!… Mags! A mother’s love hillbilly style …WooooWeeeee!… I actually don’t like her sons very much so that was a just punishment…heh!…What a couple of losers those brothers are. Dicky has got to get his just due somewhere along the ling…sniff! …. The thing is all of the actors on this show are extremely Excellent! The very young girl who plays Loretta is so impressive indeed! I’m glad she is still a big part of this season’s story…gruff!….With Eva’s help Boyd will go Scot Free again….heh!heh!heh!…Boyd is a treasure amongst thieves….snorkel!

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:20 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Liz!….Disco went out in the 80’s….grunt!…So I hear and someone here does not want to relive it…heh!

  73. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:32 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Gosh, you guys are saying such nice things about me you’re making me blush! Speaking of lacrosse, though, last night Dad came home with a surprise for me. He was telling the head coach how much I enjoyed the game and how I liked the lacrosse ball that I fetched for the player (that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!) so he gave Dad an old lacrosse ball just for me! I know Chet is a ball connoisseur — I wonder if he’s ever tried a lacrosse ball?

    Melanie: It wasn’t actually a video — it’s an audio. The guy who recorded it was supposed to email it to Mom, but it hasn’t shown up yet. If she doesn’t get it before Sunday, she’ll ask him at church. If she does post it, though, just be kind. Mom says she made a couple of dumb mistakes, but she’s hoping they’re not too obvious!

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:33 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Liz!….We do however want to enjoy your show!….snort!… Can you take photos and fill us in on the activites next Monday (our time) or will this be just too much for you to deal with while cavorting with the rich people who will hopefull buy all your stuff!….gruff! …And then ask for more!more!more!…heh!…I think if you had a sketch of me there, it would be a big hit for sure…sniff! …I’m just saying. You could have hung my portrait with Kirby’s… gruffle!….That would be a big crowd draw…cough!

  75. Barb & Maggie
    9:34 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Macy, So you will still get to see Biddie and Holly often, won’t you? Are they going to be close by?

  76. B.Stover
    9:36 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Good night all.

  77. Tupper and Gilly
    9:42 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Woofs and ooofs to all of you! Thanks for good wishes.
    Sammie – somehow we don’t think you are as abused and neglected as you say, but trust me, try just a little bit of a limp. You get all kinds of extras – snuggles and cuddles and massages and the occasional extra cookie.
    We don’t know the first thing about March Madness except that the constant basketball games are just downright annoying.
    Cousin Kirby – we think you are adorable.
    And Alice – thanks for the wish for the low cost vet bill – the vet actually did do a full exam and some tests free of charge to make up for the other vet that overcharged.
    And as far as duck kibble – our housemate Callie, the Great Pyr gets duck kibble, till she gets tired of it, then she gets lamb – until she gets tired of it – then she gets salmon – until she gets tired of it. She is one fussy eater. Kind of funny to see such a big dog who picks at her food, and eats one kibble at a time. Melanie’s pack could eat a volkswagon in the time it takes Callie to eat her dinner!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:50 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Wookie!….What do you think of Kentucky getting rid of Princeton!…heh!…Oh my goodness! I wish I had watched that game today…snorkel!… Kentucky is close to my heart because of Justified being one of my faves….gruff! …. I will be keeping one of my bugged out eyes on Kentucky as this thing progresses…wheeze!

    Tupper!…We here are glad you are well, now get over it…heh!snorkel!

  79. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:03 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Biddie and Holly will only be about a mile away. Mom will go and get them sometimes while our Angie is at work and let them come run the yard.

    I bet that a lacrosse ball would make Chet’s teeth feel tip-top.

  80. Tupper and Gilly
    10:04 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Rio – ppppffffftttthhhhhhhhh (Corgi raspberry)

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:08 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Tupper!…heh!snort!heh!….Well, you should not dwell on these things, you know…snort!…Just get on with it girlie, milk it for all you got and move on…snuff!…I did that when my shoulder hurt me after jumping off the Big Bed one morning…grunt!… The V-E-T said I should be kept in a cage thing, but I screamed and cried so much she couldn’t stand it, so she was lifting me on and off of things all the time…heh!…Till I blew my cover one day and forgot to limp….grump!

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:13 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Teeth!…And feeling Tip-Top about them – I cannot relate to that feeling MinPin…grunt! (Dawson, see how it is done?)…heh!

  83. Tupper and Gilly
    10:27 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Yaaawwwnnnnn. …been a long day and Mama has two more whole days with the Crazy Lady. So, we are all off to our warm snuggly beds. G’night all.

  84. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:30 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Mom’s yawning — this Daylight Savings Time is really catching up with her. Me, not so much. But Mom says it’s time to turn off the computer and turn in for the night. Me, I think I’ll turn around about three times and snuggle into my warm blanket on the couch!

    Goodnight, y’all!

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:34 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Hmmmmphf!…sniff!

  86. C. Harris
    10:34 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Hi LIz, you were on Rio’s MIA list yesterday so I am glad you posted. Hope your show goes well. Write when you can.

  87. Staff
    10:39 pm on March 17th, 2011

    A nice day today. Good news on the blog. That is what we like. I was reading Mom’s family geneology today and it reminded me that my Aunt Josie, Mom’s sister, was first married to a McKay. I figure that makes me related to Melanie.

    Heh heh heh

    Goodnight all.

  88. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    10:50 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Rio Dahlink…for shame you do short post. Naughty little pug.

  89. dawson
    10:51 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Rio: Hmmmmmphf…groan!

  90. Siber-H
    10:52 pm on March 17th, 2011

    18 more miles to White Mountain…Whitey-Lance and the team have been making good progress.

    My mom is also having problems with DST and having to get up in the dark to get me to the dog park on time. I keep telling her practice makes perfect and she will get into the rhythm of it soon enough.

    Night All

  91. Barb & Maggie
    10:56 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Say Good night, Gracie.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Nawtawsha!….There is nothing left to say, everyone is going to bed…. sniff! …What can I do, what can I say?….Boring days happen….sniff!…Where were you anyways?…grunt!

  93. C. Harris
    11:17 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Rio: are you working on another mission? It’s been awhile. Wookie will soon be well, Melanie is good, there are some new dogs and kats on the blog who would like some experience–what are you waiting for? Do you think that your team could break into the publishing house and steal/copy the manuscript? September is toooo long to wait.

  94. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:32 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Pug, Chet always talks about things making his teeth feel good. Read the books.

    Goodnight Gracie.

    Macy out.

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:45 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Charris!….Yes, another Mission Trip has been on my mind…gruffle!… I’m shackled because of no funding available…grunt!… We need a new and improved Van with all the most up to date hardware and software and a comfortable chair and earplugs for Molly, plus new tires, brakes, battery, headlights, surround sound system with video capacity. New bullet proof vests for everyone, food and water supplies, sleeping bags, video games, books for Wookie, new precise miniature baseball kam tools, not to mention the latest version of Miniature League Baseball (MLB) software….sniff….which seemed to be corrupted during the last Mission….whew!….I’m sure I have forgotten all kinds of stuff…grunt!

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:50 pm on March 17th, 2011

    PS: Note to self. MinPin will not be a key player in the next Mission as previously planned. Demoted to Van Clean-up crew at this time instead of Mailman ankle biter and distraction queen as previously planned …grunt!

  97. LizF
    11:57 pm on March 17th, 2011

    Sorry, got busy again! Thanks all for the kind wishes, I will try and take photos on Tuesday night of Grand Opening mit Rich Art Buyers. Keep fingers and paws crossed! Meanwhile, I hope you’re all well and goodnight, sweet dreams to everyone who’s about to toddle off to bed(sunny mid-afternoon here so it always seems too soon).

    Nice one Natasha, that make me chuckle!

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:04 am on March 18th, 2011

    Liz!….Are you short? Can you bite ankles with quickness and ease?.,,,,sniff!..,.I need a new Ankle Biter…grunt!

  99. C. Harris
    12:26 am on March 18th, 2011

    Rio: geez, ask for much? Maybe you guys better plan a robbery to get money to fund the next mission. The dogs who have borrowed their owners’ credit cards seem to have been found out and stopped. Life is complicated but I am sure you will figure it out. Maybe a dog in disguise (orange Newfie) could show up at Spence’s house as a stray and be taken in (in other words, infiltrate the premises). Of course, to be believable as a stray, he would have to be hungry and pathetic. Melanie not feeding him for a couple of hours should do the trick.

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