“Should we explain for any newcomers about Iditarod and Snowhook?” Spence says.

“You do it,” Admin says. “I have to change all the stupid clocks. Whoever puts us on daylight savings time permanently gets my vote.”

“Okay,” Spence says. “The Iditarod is the greatest sled dog race on the planet, held every March in Alaska., the wonderful Plunderers associated with the blog – and anyone new who wants to get involved – are helping to sponsor the team from the Snowhook Kennel. The Snowhook people are just terrific, their dogs are superb, and their philosophy is humane and loving. Competing in the race and properly caring for the team cost money, and Snowhook does it in a way that gives back real value. Today, for example (exact time and link to be posted in the Comments section by a Plunderer, I hope), they are opening their Mushers Mercantile Christmas Store. Lots of great things to buy and all of them donated by the Plunderers. All proceeds will go directly to Snowhook Kennel to help cover the cost of running in the 2012 Iditarod. Plunder on!”

Admin calls from another room. “Let’s occupy the timekeeper’s office!”

“I’m sorry?” says Spence.

“Or whoever makes us change the time. What gives them the right? The time belongs to the people!”

Welcome Larry David VanDelay (an interesting-looking dude).


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129 Responses to “Iditarod”

  1. Tyb
    8:44 am on November 6th, 2011

    Good Morning, Everyone. The Mushers Mercantile Christmas Store is open early and looking good. See you there.

  2. B.Stover
    8:53 am on November 6th, 2011

    I’m with Admin since I just had to change all of the stupid clocks.

    Good morning all.

  3. Melanie
    9:13 am on November 6th, 2011

    OCCUPY THE TIMEKEEPER”S OFFICE! I’m for that; the Pack on the other hand is really for occupation. They ate an hour later! I bet if all Nine Newfs went in one office and drooled, and shed and explained, the hours wouldn’t change.

    Have to check Snowhook! MM

  4. Melanie
    9:16 am on November 6th, 2011

    I like the idea of puzzles so do the Pack. We will not be getting the puzzles. Or we could get muzzles with the puzzles . . . Naw, they’d never let us attach muzzles, we’d end up with them on our faces.

  5. BearSpiritDog
    9:17 am on November 6th, 2011

    Happy Sunday to All!
    We haven’t been to the Store yet.
    Will be back in a few…..

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:24 am on November 6th, 2011

    Good morning. Barb was trying to explain the time thingy to me, but it went over my head. Sooo, I woke her up at 4:45. Not sure what she was fussing about.

    We have had our breakfast and are ready to spend money today.

    Does anyone read Luanne Rice? We picked up our first book by her, The Edge of Winter, and it is really good. No dogs or kats, but the main characters are nature lovers, birders, and it has a lot of detail about bird rescue and rehabing, set in New England.

  7. Masquers
    9:35 am on November 6th, 2011

    Bear Wait! The store doesn’t open until 1pm EST remember? Too late… there he goes…off and running.
    Since I’ve been up for a while, I think a small nap is in order.

  8. Melanie
    9:41 am on November 6th, 2011

    Time for chores and then a walk/run at the Camp! BBL

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

    I’ve been having fun shopping at the Mushers Mercantile store!

  10. BearSpiritDog
    9:51 am on November 6th, 2011

    B: We only saw the 2012 Calendar and 2 puzzles on display. Can you share a link?

  11. Barb & Maggie
    9:52 am on November 6th, 2011

    Bee, Quick, explain before Rio reads this. How are you shopping already? I thought it didn’t open for several hours.

  12. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:55 am on November 6th, 2011

    STOP!….You guys on the East Coast are not giving the West Coast guys a very fair chance at the Store you know…grunt!…The store is not supposed to open till 1:00pm EST…dammit!…Unless Rebecca deemed otherwise…sniff!

  13. B.Stover
    9:57 am on November 6th, 2011

    Go to the Snowhook Kennel site; click on Mushers Mercantile; click on Holiday Boutique. Here’s the link:

  14. BearSpiritDog
    9:59 am on November 6th, 2011

    Rio: That’s good to know, but why is it showing up there (East Coast) and not here (West Coast)?

  15. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:03 am on November 6th, 2011

    STOVER!…dammit!…Not all the Items are out on the store for some reason…grump!…Give poor Rebecca a chance. She was up late I’m sure, working on this. Just stand back for a while till she checks in and lets us know what is what….sniff!

  16. Tyb
    10:07 am on November 6th, 2011

    I think the confusion about the store is my fault and i apologize. I was up early and read someplace (I think it was on Rebecca’s site) that the store was open. I checked it out and made the post. There is something funny though. If I go to snowhookkennel and then to the store, I see a lot more inventory than I see if I go to the store from
    B’s link. There must be a reason for this happening; I just don’t understand it.

    In any case, I apologize for jumping the gun. Mea culpa.

  17. B.Stover
    10:10 am on November 6th, 2011

    I’ve already purchased T&G’s mom’s dream catcher, a box of Melanie’s cards and a box of Rio’s friend’s cards. I also ordered both puzzles, but those aren’t in the Holiday Boutique. The only one-of-a-kind is the dream catcher. Fun!

  18. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:14 am on November 6th, 2011

    Mr Tibbs!…Thanks a whole helluva lot buddy!…grunt!…A link was inadvertantly left on Snowhooks page to the Store. Too bad you blabbed it all over the blog though…((((sigh))))

    MMCS!…Don’t you guys respect any rules at all?…grunt!…I just heard from Rebecca and she is WORKING ON THE STORE!…snuff!…She apparently had some problems and NEEDS TIME to finish it!!…snort!

    Wait!…Wait, as Spencer said above, as I’ve said before, wait till 1:00pm EST to go out there – An official link will be supplied never fear…sniff!…We are very happy you are eager to buy, but lets hold off till all the wonderful Items can be displayed and the West Coast can have a fair chance at the LIMITED ITEMS..grunt!

  19. B.Stover
    10:20 am on November 6th, 2011

    TYB: You have some lovely photos out at Snowhook. Are they the same size as the dew and blade of grass picture I purchased during the auction?

  20. Tyb
    10:24 am on November 6th, 2011

    You’re welcome a whole helluva lot. I’ll see you at the store well after 1 o’clock.

  21. Tyb
    10:29 am on November 6th, 2011

    The auction photos were 16 x 20. These are 11 x 14; Some of them are limited editions in the larger size, but are still available.

  22. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:36 am on November 6th, 2011

    Mr.Tibbs!… Sorry pal, I’m just trying to keep things under control to make it somewhat “fair”…sniff!…I didn’t mean to be nasty to you because you couldn’t know the link was not supposed to be there “yet”… snort!…My blood pressure went up a bit when the first post I read said the Store was already open and then some were out there shopping already!…sniff!…Then I find out Rebecca was still working on it. So I was a tad grumpy to say the least…wuffle! …I’m very sorry for nipping at you that way.

  23. BearSpiritDog
    10:39 am on November 6th, 2011

    Sigh…Guess I’ll just have to wait.

  24. Barb & Maggie
    10:43 am on November 6th, 2011

    We will wait till the correct time, and hope that there is still a lot of good stuff left.

  25. Snowhook Bella
    10:48 am on November 6th, 2011

    Good morning, Plunderers! Have you ever been in the midst of a construction project to find that something wasn’t up to code? That was me last night. I was ready to turn in early this morning and tried to save the finishing touches. One problem. It wouldn’t save. Try as I might, swear as I did, and cry as I wanted, the program wouldn’t save my work.

    I’ve spent the night on the phone with customer service and in the end had to tear down what I built and start over. Gulp.

    It was a bigger gulp this morning when a certain pug emailed me to tell me there was a problem. In trying to be efficient and build the online store how it would need to be at 9am my time, I didn’t stop to thinkg that it might lead to early shopping.

    The idea to open at 9am my time wasn’t so I could sleep in on a Sunday morning, but to make sure everyone had a fair chance at all the wonderful items. If you’ve had the chance to see, you know that, indeed the Plunderers were very generous with the items they submitted.

    Whew. This is a lot more long winded than I thought I would be, but I do have a favor. In my mind, I was still working against the 9am timeframe, and I’d like to hold on that time.

    It will help me make sure all the items are presented well, the PayPal links work, etc.

    Can someone get me a valium? Better get my friend, the pug one, too. 🙂

  26. B.Stover
    10:57 am on November 6th, 2011

    Much ado about nothing. Is it any wonder countries go to war?

    Has anyone heard of the word “ekphrastic”? It refers to poetry about artwork. I can’t find it in any dictionary.

  27. Tyb
    11:00 am on November 6th, 2011

    No apology necessary. Friends can grumble at friends. I made an honest mistake and you had every right to react. If I had been upset with your grump, I wouldn’t have offered to see you at the store later. I guess I owe Rebecca the big apology. I know how hard she’s been working and never would have jumped the gun if I hadn’t seen someplace (maybe in my dreams) that the store was open. Rebecca, I APOLOGIZE and tell you that the Pug was not at fault. I think he likes to bluster, but behind it all is a pug that’s not at all evil.

  28. Tyb
    11:06 am on November 6th, 2011

    Here’s one for you. Ekphrasis or ecphrasis is the graphic, often dramatic, description of a visual work of art. In ancient times it referred to a description of any thing, person, or experience. The word comes from the Greek ek and phrasis, ‘out’ and ‘speak’ respectively, verb ekphrazein, to proclaim or call an inanimate object by name.

    It’s funny that you should mention it. When I was teaching, there was one English teacher who had her kids look at my photographs and write a poem. I used to give her a pile of pictures, and each student chose one to write about. They did some great work. I have copies which I’ve put away somewhere in the archives of my teaching days.

  29. Masquers
    11:12 am on November 6th, 2011

    Rio: Thank you for your concern for us West Coasters. We deserve an equal chance to purchase the wonderful one of a kind gifts. But whatever happens we know it is all for a cause.
    Bella: Don’t stress. Perhaps some of the Pack can offer a paw or two to help with the finishing touches.

  30. Tyb
    11:13 am on November 6th, 2011

    That definition which I should have credited came from an online dictionary. I googled ekphrastic and hit the jackpot.
    I found a couple of screensful of definitions and discussion.

  31. B.Stover
    11:14 am on November 6th, 2011

    TYB: Thank you. (It might be fun to put those pictures from the students and your photos together.)

    Probably the most famous example of ekphrasis (and I still can’t find the word with “k” or “c” in a dictionary which is strange) is Keats’ “Ode On a Grecian Urn.” One of my favorites is Auden’s “Musee des Beaux Arts.”

  32. Tyb
    11:27 am on November 6th, 2011

    It’s in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. That definition: a literary description of or commentary on a visual work of art.

  33. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:43 am on November 6th, 2011

    Rebecca!… I’m glad you survived that ordeal….snort!… I sure wish I could have helped you build the store but my paws are limited….grunt! …I’m sure the rest of the group will obey your wishes and give you time to test all the Pay-Pal links and what not before the Store actually Opens…snort! …I have no idea what time it is right now…sniff!…I’m confused and hyper-irritated. I think I need a Zinger to calm down…wuffle!

  34. Melanie
    11:44 am on November 6th, 2011

    While we’re waiting for 1:00 pm EST . . .

    Interesting update on Natasha!

    While watching “Due South” Season 3 Episode “Eclipse”, Constable Fraser and Detective Vecchio (the stranger) are staking out a crypt. Diefenbaker, Fraser’s deaf Wolfdog, is seen cavorting in the graveyard stealing flowers from graves.

    Ray wants to know what Diefenbaker is doing, but as we all know about the canine breed, his companion Fraser has no idea. At the end of the episode, we hear Diefenbaker howling. Cut to Diefenbaker sitting amongst all the flowers he’s collected in front of a beautifully carved headstone of an Afghan hound. The word Natasha inscribed on the front.

    What does this mean? is our Natasha gone? Or is this another ploy by the world’s greatest spy?

  35. Melanie
    11:46 am on November 6th, 2011

    Dear Riö’s friend, Hope you have a huge supply of Zingers for today!

  36. B.Stover
    11:51 am on November 6th, 2011

    I must have a Merriam-Webster somewhere, probably my office. However, I just found it in the good old Oxford English Dictionary. (I wish I had taken Greek at a younger age! Ha!)

    If anyone would like the dream catcher by T&G’s mom, please let me know and I will send it to you as a gift.

  37. Gus & BooBear
    11:52 am on November 6th, 2011

    Oops, so those of us who did jump the gun and used paypal to purchase JUST 1 thing, should however assume that the purchase is legit? Just checking….and will wait until the appropriate time to shop further.

  38. Masquers
    11:56 am on November 6th, 2011

    Melanie: That would be Rio’s friend’s Mother with the unending supply of Zingers. Heh,heh As far as his friend knows he is still on that d-i-e-i-t.

  39. Melanie
    12:01 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Masquers: I think she better relax the regime for the day! We want our Supreme Commander to make it through the opening.

    OTAS doing Manly Things!

  40. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    12:03 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Dear Plunderers,
    Vorry not about Natasha. Ve spent our young years in theater. Vas how ve vere discovered for new role as Vorld’s Best Undercover Spy.
    Episode of Due South vas tribute to Natasha’s retirement from acting field. Deifenbaker vas very good friend and storyline vas his idea.
    So, fear not – Natasha is still here, just to keep on on Plunderers and see vhat is happening.
    Ve vill vait to go to MMCS, but ve are not sure vhat time is correct here in Siberia. Are ve on same time as Alaska? Ve have not Daylight Savings – bah, in Siberia, ve can’t save anything.

  41. BearSpiritDog
    12:06 pm on November 6th, 2011

    B! That is a very generous offer on your part, as we have not had the opportunity to view some of the items in the store, one of which is the Royal Mum’s Dream Catcher.

    Melanie: Yes, very curious about the reference to Natasha. I have not seen that episode of Due South yet. Please keep us informed of any further developments.

  42. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:09 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Burp!…I’m all better now….heh!…As chance would have it her mother was having a coffee break and eating a vanilla Zinger…yum!…She saw the look in my pitiful pug eyes and gave me almost half of it while my friend was making our beds…chuffle!

    Food!….My friend is busy right now making “More Hamburger Than Cabbage Rolls” this morning…snort!….It smells so good in here. Now I am hungry all over again…..wuffle!

  43. Staff
    12:13 pm on November 6th, 2011

    I think I will wait till tonight. I am quilting today anyway. I am excited to see all the things for sale. BBL

  44. B.Stover
    12:20 pm on November 6th, 2011

    I have still never seen Zingers in my grocery store.

  45. Barb & Maggie
    12:40 pm on November 6th, 2011

    We were interested in the Dream Catcher as a gift for young grandson, but don’t want to snatch it from you, Bee. Maybe we could contact the Royal Mom about making another one. Is there still a pic of it on the site? Are all items at a set price, rather than a bidding situation?

  46. Masquers
    12:42 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Ah, Natty…checking in. After the Due South episode we didn’t know what to think. It is a relief to hear from you. I see the current time in Moscow is 9:42 pm. Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-ninth of the Earth’s land area…extending across the whole of Northern Asia and 40@ of Europe…spanning 9 time zones. Consequently, Moscow time may or may not be the same as in Siberia where you are.

  47. Masquers
    12:53 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Natasha: Omsk time in Western Siberia is 12:53 am on Monday, November 7, 2011.

  48. Snowhook Bella
    1:02 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Ahem…pardon my appearance. AJ just notified me that I’m covered in paint, sawdust and other unsavory things. That aside, I am please to announce that Snowhook’s MM Holiday Boutique is open for business.

    Enjoy and be careful, the paint is still a bit wet. Tenzing is walking around spattered in sage green.

  49. Melanie
    1:03 pm on November 6th, 2011

    I hate waiting.

  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:05 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Rebecca!…How will everyone know when an Item is Sold Out!?…snort!….Will you be disabling the Pay-Pal button or sumthing?…grunt!

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:05 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Melanie!…Everyone is gone – they are out there shopping!…snort!…heh!

  52. Staff
    1:08 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Tell your mom to check her SDD.

  53. Tupper and Gilly
    1:08 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Hi everyone! We just came to the blog to check in and see if the MMCS was open yet. And Yikes! We see that we have been missing the boat by not being here earlier.

    Ok – first order of business – Mama says she will offer another DreamCatcher to the MMCS, just so there aren’t any mixups about who can buy what, when. Rebecca can just post the same one again and Mama will make the next one the same size and as similar as possible.

    Second order – how do we get to the store? – or is it sold out already? Damm, Gilly WANTED to get up at 4 this morning and stand outside the door, but we said there wasn’t any need to do that. So now, she is mad and won’t speak to us. She is afraid that there were some Salmon Balls for sale that she has missed out on.

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:12 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Gratitude!…. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Spencer and Admin(sort of), mostly Spencer actually, for starting the day out with a wonderful post about Snowhook, The Iditarod and the MMCS….Woooo!…Thank you very very much!…snort! …I’d also like to thank Every one who had a paw or tail in donating all the wonderful Items out there on the shelves. I’d also like to thank all of the Shoppers! The guys who are actually buying the Items right now as I type. Every cent will go towards Snowhook Kennels and their dream to run their team in the 2012 Iditarod!….WOOOOOO!….You guys are the best!…snorkel!

  55. Staff
    1:17 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Check your SDD,

  56. Snowhook Bella
    1:20 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Rio: You took the thank youse right out of my mouth. I didn’t have time to spare to thank Spence for all the nice things he said. I am thankful to all of you.

    I will try to update the blog as much as possible as to what is sold. I will mark in red that something is sold or that the quanitites (if multiples were available) have changed. When things die down, I can go through and delete the PayPal link. I think if I’m logged in making updates when you’re browsing and shopping, it slows things down.

  57. Melanie
    1:21 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Okay, I’ve gotten one thing (I hope) and 2 of the neck gators! Cool . . .

    I’ve also posted a link on facebookie. That, of course, after I looked at everything!

  58. B.Stover
    1:33 pm on November 6th, 2011

    T&G: That is really kind of you. Thank you for the second dream catcher. What is the address of the online site of your art?

  59. Tupper and Gilly
    1:35 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Ok we followed Rebecca’s link to the MMCS and got to the page. We clicked on the Gifts link – can someone tell us if there is just one page of items? And if there is more than one page, how do we get to it?
    For some reason our laptop hates the site, and keeps saying “blogspot not responding”. But we can get there on the iphone with no problem.
    Sheesh – there are times when being a Luddite ain’t all its cracked up to be.

  60. Tupper and Gilly
    1:37 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Bee – as we mentioned in the prior post, Mama is a bit of a Luddite – she doesn’t have an online place for her work. But, she takes emails and orders.
    (we’re pushing her to get her act together and act like grownup about her art,including putting up an Etsy store, but some things happen sooner than others.)

  61. B.Stover
    1:44 pm on November 6th, 2011

    T&G: When you use Rebecca’s link you will see a list on the right side of the page that includes gifts, plus your work and Jay’s photography. Just click on any one of them and you will get to another page of things being sold.

    Why do I think I remember seeing some of your work online?

  62. Snowhook Bella
    2:10 pm on November 6th, 2011

    BSD: That was a very thoughtful gift you bought for Nana, but does she know you’re using her card? 🙂

  63. Tupper and Gilly
    2:18 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Bee – thanks for the info. I did see those other pages and looked at them. I just wondered if there was more than one page on the “Gifts” section.
    Gotta go do errands – BBL

  64. BearSpiritDog
    2:21 pm on November 6th, 2011

    SnowBella: Bear promises to pay her back (soon)

  65. Snowhook Bella
    2:27 pm on November 6th, 2011

    BSD: I’ve heard that line before from many a four-legged, one in particular. I’ve yet to see a dime from Belle Starr.

    Wow! That was a busy bit of time following the opening of the store. I will be emailing shipping information later today, yet I think a nap is in my very near future.

  66. Masquers
    2:56 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Bella: Thank you for all your hard work on the storefront. Hmm…I wonder if I can “borrow” mom’s credit card…..

    Royal Mum! Noooooooo. The Bear Fetish is GONE, Gone, gone…..

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:08 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Maskers!…. Or anyone else out there…snort!….maybe Golinka will take Orders. Why don’t we ask her….grunt!…Golinka, will you take Orders if someone wants to buy something that is sold-out at the Store….sniff!.,.. The orders of course would not be donations, but Sales for You….wuffle!

  68. Melanie
    4:23 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Snigglefritz! I’ve been cleaning and oiling a 1930’s Westclox electric clock. I finally got the innards working!!! It’s one that has to be started manually even though it’s an electric. I was so proud!

    Then I put the case back on. It doesn’t work.

    Back to the drawing board.

  69. Barb & Maggie
    4:55 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Rebecca, Help! Please see your SDD. I ordered 1 item, which I think was successful. Then I tried to order a set of Funky Chicken Pot Holders. It wouldn’t take my info a second time. I saw no way to continue shopping after the first purchase, so basically submitted all info a 2nd time. Can you make sure I get a set of those pot holders? I will send a check direct to you if you want.

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:11 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Barb!….Rebecca might be resting as she was up for a very long time…grunt!… You can email her with your orders if you don’t think the Pay Pal thingy worked…sniff!…She can always check on that for you. That is after she wakes up tomorrow sometime…heh!

  71. Barb & Maggie
    5:21 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Rio, I did send her an email. Thanks.

  72. Siber-H
    5:27 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Rebecca, Check your SSD (after you rest) I just emailed my order to you.

  73. OleyHowlers
    5:33 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Hello everybody. We have been outdoors all day long and have not yet had a chance to shop. We are hoping there are still great items left!

  74. Siber-H
    5:34 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Rio, Will Rebecca send me a return SSD (after she rests)and let me know which items I ordered are still available? I can then send her a check for the order, correct?

    Mom and I are very tired from the doggie thingy today so our brains are working even slower than normal.

  75. Melanie
    5:41 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Macy: Was just reading more on the earthquake. You okay? Any size earthquake would seem big to you!

  76. Masquers
    5:44 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Tyb: What to do, what to do. All your work is so beautiful! Right now I’m torn between 3 items & am having a difficult time making a decision…..

  77. OleyHowlers
    5:48 pm on November 6th, 2011

    This is great! Youse guys way outdid yourselves with these wonderful gifts.

    Even Buddy is getting the shopping bug.

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:55 pm on November 6th, 2011

    SiberH!…I’m sure Rebecca The Builder will get back to you on your order…sniff!…I’m also sure she will accept your check, as long as your gal signs it and not you…snort!

    Photos!…My friend wishes she could buy at least two of Jays photos…wuffle!! …They are all amazing. A rare glimpse into the Amish life…sniff!

  79. Masquers
    5:57 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Macy: Is the same 5.6 quake that was centered in Oklahoma yesterday?

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:59 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Dawson!…I really like what Dawson will do with a couple of things she donated….snort!…When they sell she will contribute extra money to Snowhook in Honor of our dearly beloved Agent Molly…sniffle!

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:01 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Earthquake!… What’s up with all the bad news out of Texas?…grunt!…Is the state on Gods Hit list this year or what?…wuffle!

  82. Melanie
    6:12 pm on November 6th, 2011

    The earthquake was in Oklahoma, where the wind comes whistling down the plain. Except this time it was an earthquake quivering the land.

    Felt in several states. Texas being one of them. They’ve been having level 3 aftershocks today.

  83. Macy the Min-pin
    6:15 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Yes, “our” earthquake was actually Oklahoma’s earthquake, but when your stuff is shakin, it doesn’t much matter where the state line is.

    We do seem to be on Somebody’s hit list. We could use a small flood. Does a plaque of crickets equal a plaque of locusts? If so, add that to our list. Plus all the oak trees are pelting us with acorns *ouch* every time we go out.

    We are happy to see that 2 cute bears will be going to their forever homes soon. If there was a market for beanie babies, mom could fill the shop herself.

    Mom, not one to put herself out there much, read for a part in a play at church today. Many other better readers, put I give her points for trying. Go Mom!!

  84. Macy the Min-pin
    6:17 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Oh, and I forgot to send this picture.

  85. Tupper and Gilly
    6:17 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Hi gang – we got a hold of the ‘puter while Mama puts the finishing touches on dinner. She just hollered to us to ask Rio and Bella to check their SDD’s.

    Happy shopping everyone – BBL

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:21 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Poop!…I could easily imagine Maskers in that photo…heh!heh!

    Earthquake!….Well, thank goodness it wasn’t a Direct Hit in Texas…sniff! ….They are over-due for a big break…grunt!

  87. Siber-H
    6:30 pm on November 6th, 2011

    We finally saw a dog today with one black ear and one white ear!!! It was a border collie type. Mom and I were walking by and the guy was just standing there with the dog on a leash. Mom came to a screaching halt and looked at the dog for the longest time. It took her awhile to really believe what she was seeing. I’m sure the dog’s human thought mom was nuts, and I kept trying to get mom to just move on and not stare.

  88. Siber-H
    6:33 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Macy, Good Luck to your mom!

    That is a cute kat photo.

  89. Masquers
    6:35 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Close Encounters: 2005 YU55 – is the second asteroid hurling towards Earth and is reported to be larger than an aircraft carrier. It will be passing between the Earth and the Moon, traveling in a 180 degree arc across the sky, on November 7, 8, 9 & 10th. It will not be visible with the naked eye, but may be seen with the aid of an amateur six inch telescope on Tuesday, November 8th.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:43 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Wow!….Thanks for the news-flash Domesday-Kat….snort!….I say we live each moment like its our last, at least until Thursday is over….heh!….PARTY!!! WOOOOO!

  91. Masquers
    6:49 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Macy: Rio’s right. There is something almost familiar about that picture.

    Rio: We too, were very touched and impressed by Dawson’s donation to Snowhook in honor of our beloved Plunderer, Mollypop. In fact she has inspired us to do the same.

  92. Siber-H
    6:54 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Us too, We will do the same in honor of Special Agent Mollypop.
    A team of Standard Poodles once completed the Iditarod.

  93. Mollypop's Mom
    6:57 pm on November 6th, 2011

    The Christmas Boutique is wonderful!

    The Very Awesome Dawson brought tears to my eyes, well, maybe I was bawling, but that was exceptional. Thank you.

    And Dawson, do you have the chest measurement on the vest? I’ve always wanted one just like that. I’m afraid it’s too big, but let’s see.

  94. Mollypop's Mom
    6:59 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Ohmigosh – you guys! I’m running for more kleenex.

    Thank you, thank you.

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:03 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Fishing!… M&M my friend wants that vest too…sniff!…I don’t know why because she never goes fishing. I guess she just wishes she was someone who did go fishing all the time….wuffle! ….Don’t worry about the size, they are supposed to be loose and hanging all about, aren’t they?…heh! …I thought I read where it was adjustable…hmmm!

    SiberH!…Did your gal ever say anything to the Dog With One White Ear?…heh!…Or did she just stare at him with her mouth open?…sniff!…It would have been a good time to introduce that guys owner to the Chet and Bernie books you know…wuffle!

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:08 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Supper!… Not only did my someone make Cabbage Rolls today, she is also making her wonderful spicy meatloaf tonight…sniff!sniff!…It smells absolutely Hot in here. Her mother will not be eating much tonight because she is very very very tired. A certain someone who will remain nameless kept her up all night last night barking at imaginary raccoons…grunt!… You just never know if they are really out there or not…heh!

  97. Mollypop's Mom
    7:11 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Yes! The Poodle sled dogs.

  98. Tyb
    7:14 pm on November 6th, 2011

    I don’t think we have to worry about that asteroid colliding with the earth on this pass.
    The day they discovered it, I read that it is unlikely that it will hit anyplace on earth within the next century. That’s at least one thing we don’t have to worry about this week.

  99. Siber-H
    7:19 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Rio, NO My mom did not say anything to the guy with the dog with one white ear. Mom definately did stand there with her mouth open. I think she was struck speachless, getting tired, and sunburned (stupid on her part) and wouldn’t know where to begin if she started talking to the guy.
    Knowing my mom, she would have started talking to the dog instead of the guy anyway.

    We saw several pugs today.

  100. B.Stover
    7:20 pm on November 6th, 2011

    I’m still laughing at the picture Macy.

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:21 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Unbelievable!….The Broncos are ahead of the Raiders by two touchdowns right now…wooooo!… I usually never comment about the Broncos, but Tebow took so much flack last week, that I just have to say something…heh! ….Good on ya Tebow!

  102. Mollypop's Mom
    7:22 pm on November 6th, 2011

    I had a bowl of Mexican Wedding soup today that was made by Tyb’s Dad. It was delicious! What can’t that man do!

  103. BearSpiritDog
    7:23 pm on November 6th, 2011

    TYB: Thank goodness for that…because if it did no one would be around to pay their credit cards bills when they come in. Wait! Would that mean I wouldn’t have to pay Nana back? Never mind. Probably not worth it.

  104. Melanie
    8:11 pm on November 6th, 2011

    The Patriots . . . I don’t think they knew they were playing. 🙁
    Where was the defense? Where has the defense been all year?
    You can’t win games with offense only, and dog, the offense was phoning it in tonight.

  105. BearSpiritDog
    8:12 pm on November 6th, 2011

    We have to sign off. Time for supper and Nana wants to watch the Justified DVD so she can return it to Netflix tomorrow. Also, she needs to post her ballot by Tuesday. And, she an appointment in the morning. We probably won’t be around until afternoon.
    Nite All – Bear

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:18 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Bear!…Thanks for ripping off Nana’s credit card and helping out Snowhook today…heh!…I don’t know what you bought, but I hope it was expensive…snort!

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:20 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Melanie!…I sort of heard what happened to the Patriots today…sneeze!…Sort of sounds like the Broncos last week…gurgle!

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:23 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Supper!….Wow! That spicy meatloaf is going to fly through me like water….snort!… I better sleep by the door tonight. Oh wait I still have to wake someone up and wait for them to stumble around till they find the door to let me out…wheeze!…Its not going to be pretty folks…grunt!

  109. Melanie
    8:38 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Laughing here Riö! Glad you are not visiting ..

    Macy: Loved the Kat photo. I had a cat that hated snow or water. Made it my fault . . . I can still see him walking slowly through snow, lifting a paw and shaking it before putting it down and doing the same with all of the other three.

    I know it “says” that it’s just past 8:30 pm but my body does not agree, early but not really to bed.


  110. Tupper and Gilly
    9:09 pm on November 6th, 2011

    guess what? guess what?
    Mama has been making DreamCatchers this afternoon. She is gonna ask Wolfie to blur them up to the MMCS so that holiday shoppers can snap them up and donate more money to Snowhook!
    So keep your eyes open. You never know if one of them might be the one to keep YOUR bad dreams away.
    (Rio- after that dinner, you might want to sleep in a room FULL of DreamCatchers . tee hee)

  111. Masquers
    9:15 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Buddy: Are you still up? Did you buy anything kool at the Christmas Store?

    Rose, I haven’t seen you around today. You must be enjoying a quiet Sunday with the Prof. Have you checked out all the wonderful gifts at the MMCS?

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:18 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Catch!…chorkel!…heh!snort!heh!…Good one Gulper!…heh!

  113. OleyHowlers
    9:22 pm on November 6th, 2011

    The items we bought, except for one of them, still say 1 item available. Now we are worried that our purchases didn’t really go thru.

  114. Buddy
    9:23 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Same here…bought the Koolest Kat thing, that said only 1 item available. But it still says 1 item available. Confused.

  115. Barb & Maggie
    9:34 pm on November 6th, 2011

    T & G, Glad you are sending more dream catchers, because we ordered one today, hoping that there would be one there for us. It is for 5 yr. old Ben, who sleeps with one by his bed. Will make a nice Christmas gift, and wait till we tell him it was hand made by our friend!

    We’re with Melanie in saying time to say goodnight.

  116. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:34 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Store-time!….Buddy and Oley, the counter does not update automatically. …snort!…It will be up to Rebecca to let you know if your sale went through before the Item was sold out or not….grunt!….Paws and Toes crossed that you got all the Items you wanted…sniff! ….Rebecca will be in touch with you I’m sure at some point to let you know one way or the other. She may still be resting after all the Building!!…snuffle!

  117. Buddy
    9:37 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Thanks, Rio. We got a receipt from paypal. Does that mean we didn’t necessarily get the items we have receits for?

  118. Buddy
    9:42 pm on November 6th, 2011

    And since, I can no longer spell…it is time for bed.

  119. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:44 pm on November 6th, 2011


  120. Melanie
    9:47 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Well, I’m up again and willing to have Chet catch the perp who made the snigglefritzed stuffed monkey that has the call on the same wave length of a puppy!

    Gracie found it under a sofa and has been all over today holding it her mouth and making a nest on my bed. So when I went to go to sleep it flipped off and started that carpolaed call! That got Patsy going and I’m just now getting her calmed down enough to sleep.

    Jeez Louise!

    I hope all the items are going to their correct people. I’m putting on quiet music (Mozart for Mutts) and hoping Patsy will go back to sleep.

    Yawnnnninnnnggggg here.

  121. Siber-H
    10:01 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Patsy…You are getting sleeepy
    I am getting sleepy.
    night all

  122. Snowhook Bella
    10:05 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Good morning, my morning at least!

    Now that I’ve slept a bit, I feel more and more human by the moment.

    Thank you to each of you for supporting the kennel through your shopping efforts as well of those of you who submitted items.

    Thanks as well for all your patience. I do have to update the items manually which means coordinating between email orders and PayPal orders.

    Rio: Could you check your SDD, por favor?

    T&G: Your mum is very thoughtful to ‘restock’ the store.

    B&M: I recieved your order for the DreamCatcher.

  123. Macy the Min-pin
    10:10 pm on November 6th, 2011

    I think the sled poodles would look amazing in show cuts. Cold, but amazing!

  124. Tupper and Gilly
    10:15 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Macy- we always felt sorry for the male dogs in full show cut; just how macho can a guy look with a tiny little shaved butt???
    Yup, their underbits would freeze right off and tinkle down into the snow.

  125. Gus & BooBear
    10:20 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Very cool day shopping on the MMCS!! We got the two items we wanted (we think). Haven’t heard directly from Rebecca yet, but THINK we got one of Macy’s bears and(ahem)the Zuni Fetish Bear!! Mom is so excited. It was stated earlier by someone that if you purchased something already sold, your money would be refunded. But hopefully, that won’t be the case and we really have the items. The items Mom donated are marked sold too so that’s good. They will be shipped as soon as we know where to send them.

    Mom really wants one of Jay’s pictures, but not real sure if the budget will allow after today’s shopping. But maybe?????

    Rio or Rebecca, how long will the store be operating? If we chose to donate another item, could we still do that?

  126. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:26 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Puss N’ Boots!… I believe Rebecca will keep the Store open as long as there is inventory to sell…snort!…So if you have something else to donate that is great news!….Woooo!….Just follow the steps you did before to get the Item to Rebecca photographed with a description and selling price…grunt!…That is very very generous of you guys!…chuffle!

  127. Masquers
    10:28 pm on November 6th, 2011

    We are all getting very sleepy…..good night everyone

  128. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:34 pm on November 6th, 2011

    A-Day!….Well, its been great but my friend says she has to go to bed early tonight….snort!….She still blames me for keeping everyone up last night. I’m only trying to do my job and keep those pesky raccoons away from the patio….sniff! …So goodnight all!….sneeze!

  129. Snowhook Bella
    11:17 pm on November 6th, 2011

    Did I mention we recieved over a foot of snow last night. It is knee deep on me, but I’m sure to a giant like AJ it is ankle deep.

    G&BB: We are happy to accept more inventory. That is very kind of you.

    Macy: Shake, rattle and roll! I hope you don’t experience any more quakes.

    KirbyT: Welcome back!

    Tyb: You have no need to apologize. It sounds like too much of a good thing is confusing—it sounds like some would take all your prints if they could. 🙂

    AJ and I are going to watch Grim online and I might find my way to bed soon.

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