In The News

What’s this? Friday is Take Your Dog To Work Day? We take each other to work every day, me and Bernie.

Welcome to the Friends gallery – frustrated beachgoers:

Dad read to me ALL the Chet books, so when I looked at this sign, those words made me mad.


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65 Responses to “In The News”

  1. BearSpiritDog
    8:45 am on June 19th, 2014

    Our canine friend in the photo above doesn’t look very happy and we don’t blame him.
    None of us in the Nation Within like to see this kind of sign…Especially at the Beach.
    The exception being Siber-H…he probably wouldn’t be at the Beach in the first place. Heh.

  2. Tupper's Mama
    8:55 am on June 19th, 2014

    Morning all.
    We don’t like those signs either – they have them at the beach we go to in September. But we ignore them since there are so few people on the beach at that time if year.
    And if we get caught, we just tell them the Corgis are furry surfboards.

    Heading out the door for set up day at the show. Unloading the truck, hauling crates and unpacking. Yippee. Oh well, gotta be done.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:58 am on June 19th, 2014

    Good morning, BSD (the early) and everyone! We don’t, Don’t DON’T, DO NOT like that sign. Why not set an area aside for the nation within?
    Lots of BOOMERS last night but no rain. The idiot peeps sat in the screen room playing a game whilst we smart ones kept the underside of the bed warm.
    Going to the adopted son’s later for a late Father’s Day lunch 🙂
    Have a non-threatening, thunder-free, thought-provoking Thursday. (Choose any or all.)

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:13 am on June 19th, 2014

    Good morning all, and have a great day.

    HOH, we will vote for thunder free Thursday, but not likely.

    T & G’s folks, good luck at your shew.

    Now off to work for Barb. On the way home she will pick up her sparkly clean, air conditioned car.

    All beaches should have a dog friendly area, in our opinion.

  5. B.Stover
    9:14 am on June 19th, 2014

    That’s an interesting article. I wonder where the beach is in the photo.

    Good morning all.

  6. O'Howlers
    9:42 am on June 19th, 2014

    Good morning! Mom is planning to take all 3 of us to work tomorrow. Oh joy.
    That is a great photo, with one of our guys looking right at that awful sign. Mom used to take Boris to the Outer Banks, where Members of the Nation are welcome on the beaches. We three have not (yet) been so lucky.

    T&G, good luck toyour mom for a really big shew.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    9:50 am on June 19th, 2014

    Mom says that when she lives on SoCal with the “Mile of Mutts” they would go to Del Mar, CA and Dog Beach. Sounds like fun. Better yet, we here in the Hixson Herd of Hounds go to Dog Park in Greenway Park. Acres and acres (whatever those are) to romp and play in safely. An obstacle and agility course and a creek for the wet life are there too. Life is good.

  8. Mollypop's Mom
    9:58 am on June 19th, 2014

    We just avoided what would have been a $400 dentist bill. Loulou still had her baby fang which was right behind her big girl fang. It was going to have to come out which meant surgery. Yesterday I found the tooth on the floor. Who’s a good girl!

  9. Herd of Hounds
    10:05 am on June 19th, 2014

    LouLou, good and smart! You didn’t swallow it but let your person find it:)

  10. Masquers
    10:08 am on June 19th, 2014

    LouLou: Did the tooth fairy come with treats?

  11. BearSpiritDog
    10:10 am on June 19th, 2014

    B: Interesting Article? My attention was on that upsetting Beach sign and I didn’t see it.
    Look, it says here there is even a VP of Canine Communications and lots of treats, with our drink of choice, cool cool water.
    Say, this is a company we all would like to work for.

    Hounds: Southern CA is definitely more Dawg Friendly. I used to romp at Dog Beach in Coronado. My best friend and I were even on the news one time when a local TV station did a piece on our favorite spot.

    O’Howlers: The 3 of one time..together? This we will have to see.

    Barb&Magpie: In Dog We Trust…now that you mention it…the print is different, but we like it.

    Tupper&Gilly: Wishing your folks a Really Big Shew.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    11:01 am on June 19th, 2014

    TG’s Mama, our mom says, “Break a leg”, since she views your weekend as a performance and doesn’t want to jinx you 🙂

  13. Herd of Hounds
    11:02 am on June 19th, 2014

    Oops, for got to say she is hiding the ipaw as she has grabbed the Key Lime pie and her sun bonnet and is off the the boy’s. TTFN

  14. Diane C.
    11:25 am on June 19th, 2014

    HOH, BSD–California is still the land of nearly 100 dog beaches (but it’s reasonable, given the long coastline. Here’s a link to rating them in case anyone wants to visit. Miss Pretty, Edgar and Conan don’t seem interested in water unless it’s warm and involves having their faces washed and getting massaged.
    Louou–Aren’t you clever? What a good girl!
    Tupper’s Mama–I sympathize about the lfiting and loading, but it IS a day away (should I ask about the brother situation?)
    I have a meeting tomorrow, but I think I’ll call and ask about bringing the dogs first lest Miss Pretty discover a taste for book bindings…
    Happy Day to all…

  15. Jackson
    12:15 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Wose: You asked the question of the Thieves, but being a connoisseur of fish heads, I will answer. We eat gills to tail fin. The Thieves love fish, but they devour instead of savor. Me? I like to let my fish head get a little rip. The eyeballs are a tiny explosion of gushy flavor. Delish!

  16. Jackson
    12:20 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Ripe not rip. Gah! I could go for some fish right now.

  17. O'Howlers
    12:25 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Bear, we will try to remember to take a picture of us at work tomorrow.
    Diane, California is the place we want to be. Movie stars. Swimming pools.
    Loulou, who’s a good girl?
    Jackson, GAH!

  18. Jackson
    12:31 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Howlers: Don’t knock it until you try it. Take the Giant, for example. That guy says he does not like rocky road ice cream, but when my Lady buys said flavor as a test it magically disappears. He’ll deny he ate it, but the marshmallow and chocolate in his beard doesn’t lie. Uh…have I said to much about the Giant?

  19. Siber-H
    12:40 pm on June 19th, 2014

    The beach! Mom wouldn’t dare. I would be scarred for life. There is something to be said for sand and sage.
    That is a good article on taking your dog to work. It is good to know that Amazon is so dog friendly.

    Jackson, You are making me hungry.

    I am trying to be a good sport here, so congratulations to Kershaw.

  20. Siber-H
    12:45 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Golinka, Best of luck in the show. It will be a good one.
    All the while he is eating them, my dad says he doesn’t like the chili cheese Fritos. Yes, he does.

    Loulou, You should get at least a small percentage of that 400 bucks you just saved your mom.

  21. BearSpiritDog
    2:27 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Diane: Your link brought back some Fond Memories.
    Our visits to this beautiful beach on Coronado Island…just Nana & me greeting the dawning of the day.
    What could be better? You tell me.

    O’Howlers: Looking forward to seeing Photos of youse 3 well-behaved Sibers at your mom’s work.

  22. Elim
    2:35 pm on June 19th, 2014

    I got to go to my Lady’s office last week. The Giant was in town getting dog food and wouldn’t you know it, I was co-pilot on the trip. I insisted I go into the office building with him. There were potted plants and trees everywhere at her work. All were begging to be marked ‘Elim.’ Each time I thought about thinking about lifting my leg, they would call my name. Maybe next time…

  23. c.hobbit
    2:42 pm on June 19th, 2014

    LouLou: I hope you get rewarded in a big way for saving your mama $400.

    Elim: good dog!

    Question: it occurred to me that I haven’t been giving Ikette milk since that is not something I usually drink. Is milk good or bad for puppies?


  24. Siber-H
    2:56 pm on June 19th, 2014

    C.Hobbit, Mom would not give a puppy milk. It might very well give him the runs.

  25. Staff
    3:23 pm on June 19th, 2014

    rhubarb crisp from last night. Delish.

  26. Masquers
    3:43 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Siber: Thinking of you and Riö when the news came on this morning.
    Elim: oooo…who’s the good dog!
    Staff: Soon to be crumbs..those leftovers won’t last long.

  27. Masquers
    3:44 pm on June 19th, 2014

    “thought of….”

  28. Siber-H
    3:48 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Masquers, Thanks for thinking of me. You must mean that once again the Rockies lost to the Dodgers…a no-hitter…sigh

  29. Staff
    3:51 pm on June 19th, 2014

    What she did yesterday…

  30. Staff
    3:53 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Oh yeah Masquers, The crisp was finished up at lunch. For some reason we are going to Faye’s again. It is raining raining raining all day here. Glad I got the last perennials in the garden border yesterday afternoon.

  31. Herd of Hounds
    4:35 pm on June 19th, 2014

    BSD, your puppy foto up top…cool, Like the kid’s quilt.
    B&M: Mom’s boy is a great cook. Bet he and Barb could really wow folks. Grilled eggplant, feta. sliced tomato with basil on parmesan crisps 🙂 Broasted red potato, red cauliflower, beets (red and yellow) and mushrooms. Chicken in corn meal sauteed with mushrooms. Shouldn’t be hungry but folks can’t wait for dinner, AND they brouoght us, Us, US goodies 🙂

  32. BearSpiritDog
    4:40 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Hounds: Oh, Boy, oh boy…That is a Supper-Time like spread and it’s Only Half-Past LUnch around here.

    Staff: You have a very Talented Guest. How long do you have the pleasure of her company?

  33. Masquers
    5:01 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Amazon’s new Fire phone will be released on July 23rd.

  34. Herd of Hounds
    5:05 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Mom’s boy doesn’t mess around with meals…it is always dinnertime for him 🙂

  35. Masquers
    5:16 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Full year of Prime included, but it seems to be linked only to AT&T.

  36. macy the min-pin
    5:28 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Fancy food…eh…no thanks

    But yes thanks to Barb, Maggie and Lucy and to Lucia and Bluekat. You guys are too much! <3 <3

    Barb your loaner truck sounds just like dad's. Alaska auntie sent a message last night that she wanted to buy it. Sob…we would like to think of dad's truck in AK.

  37. Diane C.
    5:44 pm on June 19th, 2014

    HOH–someone at your place really knows how to deal with vegetables–sounds fab.
    Staff–What’s involved in rhubarb crisp? I had been led to believe that you had to add a sweet fruit to rhubarb to make it work, but maybe that was only for pie (which I’ve only had once).

  38. Diane C.
    5:46 pm on June 19th, 2014

    After a lifetime of hearing about it, I decided it was time for me to tackle the “Satyricon” of Petronius. I’m sorry to report that it really is fairly salacious (unless I got a poor translation). I liked the old Fellini movie version, but this is just…just…(words failing me)

  39. c.hobbit
    6:05 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Pondering this quote in relation to Chet:
    “If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.”
    ― Mark Twain

  40. Wose-the small and meek
    6:25 pm on June 19th, 2014

    The handsome Siber-H is up top.

    LouLou, I hope the tooth fairy leaves something good under your pillow!

    Elim: What a good boy!

    Jackson, Er, I guess you like looking your food in the eye before you eat it.

  41. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:27 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Blundering!….sniff!…Outspoken Fellow?…grunt!…What’s Twain got against all us guys?…burp!

  42. Barb & Maggie
    6:55 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Mark Twain mus think dogs don’t have any filters. They just say whatever pops into their minds without thinking first? I don’t think so.

    HOH, that spread sounds good to us. Nothing that fancy for us tonight. Have half of a Chilpolte Grill chicken bowl left from lunch – going to throw some more lettuce and onion at it, and call it a day.

    Macy, You are welcome.

    Diane, No, rhubarb is good without another fruit added. We do a fabulous rhubarb crunch, which looks similar to Staff’s crisp, except I think her’s has oatmeal in the topping. Rhubarb pie is to die for!

  43. Masquers
    6:56 pm on June 19th, 2014

    CHobbiti: Heh. Case closed.

  44. BearSpiritDog
    7:04 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Mark Twain has Obviously never heard the eloquent words of Wookie of Chevy Chase.
    Blundering? I think not.

  45. BooBear
    7:08 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Rhubarb pie is fantastic but takes alot of sugar!

  46. Thieves!
    7:50 pm on June 19th, 2014

    We blunder, but only on purpose. It is usually when treats are on the line.

  47. dawson
    8:11 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Staff: I made a rhubarb cake, which is kind of like a crisp, a few days ago. Today, in honor of Snowhook Kennels and BDHW ever, I am making a cheesecake with rhubarb sauce. This is my first year for having rhubarb (lots). I took a bite of it without sugar and bleeech! BooBear is right it takes a lot of sugar.
    The quilt your guest made is amazing! You are a good teacher. Maybe she would like to make a quick potholder for the auction!

    HOH: Dinner sounds delish!

    Eyeball Stew!
    Jackson: You remind me of 7th grade Science class which I shared with my big brother. The class had a cow’s eye to dissect! My brother managed to pick it up and throw it up in the air and catch it like a ball before the teacher stopped him. Heh! Me? No chance of me touching that big old eyeball! No way, no how!

  48. bluecat
    8:53 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Grateful here – dad was rear-ended on the way home from work. Significant damage to the old car, none to the old guy. Thank Dog.

    Warm thoughts with all Plunderers, Chet, Bernie & Spence, while we wait for the e-story and the new book 🙂

  49. c.hobbit
    9:05 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Boo Bear: Thank Dog indeed. Keep in mind that some injuries show up “delayed” so pay attention the next few days.

    Ikette has no eyebrows! Thieves, I want to talk to youse.

  50. Barb & Maggie
    9:15 pm on June 19th, 2014

    C Hobbit, I think you got the wrong guy – that was Bluecat’s dad. Your advice is right though. Usually one will be more sore a couple days later.

  51. Tupper'sMama
    9:39 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Finally settled in at the hotel, with time to catch up.
    We got to the show site early, and got to set up in a wonderful space. It was hard work, but at least it was in air conditioning.
    As we left the show site to get to the hotel and relax, a certain Storyteller who shall remain nameless gasped and said “oh, no!”. Terrified that he had hurt his back, I asked what was wrong. He had just realized that he had forgotten his garment bag with ALL HIS SHOW CLOTHES IN IT.
    OK, I was glad it wasn’t his back, but really. All his clothes for a 3 day show at a fancy schmancy museum.
    So instead of relaxing at the hotel, we had to go find a department store and find him affordable, dressy clothes. Grrrrrrr.
    When we finally did get back to the hotel, I found that he had taken my cell charger out of the suitcase. Meant to put it back, but forgot. Double grrrrr.
    Oh well
    Bluekat – thank dawg you dad is OK, but do keep an eye on him.
    LuLu – good baby puppy!
    Staff – your guest has some talent there. What lovely colors she used.
    HOH – wow! That luncheon sounded fabulous. I would love to know more about broasted potatoes. How are they different from oven browned?
    Jackson – we think we will stick with visiting Barb, BSD or HOH for dinner. We will just come see you for tummies. No snacks, thanks anyway.

    And now, off to bed. The crack of dark comes early.

  52. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Blu-Kat!…Oh no!…sniff!…My friend lives in terror of getting wham-bammed on the way to and from the busy-place. There has been way too many close calls…grunt!

  53. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Parts!…Well, the coming home part is done, the eating part is done, the walking part is done, the sitting on the patio is done…sniff!….Now what?? There is no Baseball and Fargo is over – sort of disappointed in the ending for some reason. Can’t put my paw on it though…grump!…This leaves trying out a new show called, “In the First Degree”….wheeze!…Or sumthing to that nature…sneeze!

  54. Masquers
    10:40 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Riö: A show called Tyrant is taking the old Fargo time slot.

  55. Barb & Maggie
    10:42 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Night all. Big thunder boomers here. Barb needs us to join her on the big bed so we can keep her from being scared. It’s crowded, but we will manage.

  56. macy the min-pin
    10:52 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Bluekat, gallons of dainty licks are available for your dad, just say the word. Did you see our thanks up above. You guys are the best!

    Mags and Lucy, good dogs.

    Mom went to play bingo at the old fogey center tonight and won THREE times. Woo hoo! Her winnings included a wallet/phone holder, a 2pak of cleaning cloths, and a box of popcorn. Woohoo!

    Our girl Niki should be here anytime now to help mom with the garage sale. She won’t let me help. What’s up with that? The other day she left the gate open, and Annie and I went out, but we stayed right by the fence, doesn’t that prove that we are trustworthy?

  57. O'Howlers
    10:58 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Just finished Fargo. Wow that was heart-stopping. But we know what you mean, Rio.

    We had a sales guy here earlier this evening. Talked our ears off, but Zeus liked him. Zeus likes everyone.

  58. O'Howlers
    11:00 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Bluecat, glad your dad is ok, but very sorry about your car and that you guys had such a scare.

  59. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:02 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Howlers!….I feel like the Awesome Writer of the Series had a critical deadline to meet and so “he met it”…sniff!…So much more could have been done with the story….guffle!

  60. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:15 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Golinka!…grunt!…Shopping after doing a whole days show….sniff!…Sounds like not a good thing at all…wheeze!…Can you write these new clothes off as a working expense?…heh!heh!

  61. macy the min-pin
    11:23 pm on June 19th, 2014

    Actually, the clothing CAN be written off as a business expense. Along with hotel, gas and entry fee.

  62. macy the min-pin
    11:41 pm on June 19th, 2014
  63. Staff
    12:34 am on June 20th, 2014

    Finally catching up with the blog. The guest is staying through Sunday. On Monday we drive halfway to Minneapolis and her mother and sister drive halfway to the farm. We have found a quilt shop to meet at half way.

    Did I mention she is 13. snicker again.

    Barb this crisp really used much less sugar than any I looked at. None in the rhubarb at all! Really I wondered at it. My rhubarb is red and supposedly sweeter than the green but still. There is 3/4 cup of brown sugar in the crisp part. Here is a link to the recipe. I thought is was easy fast and delish.

    Nighty noodle everyone

  64. Thieves!
    1:15 am on June 20th, 2014

    CHobbit: Eyebrows! We are innocent until we find out otherwise. With us, you never can tell. Please tell Second Sadie we will be by later to give devil dog lessons.

    BlueKat: Cars are replaceable, your paw is not. We are glad he is safe.

    Storyteller: Way to keep Golinka on her toes. We love that about you. On an unrelated note, we had no idea Golinka could give the same ‘look’ as Luna. Yep, the one she’s giving us now.

    Crack of dark! Our Lady is getting up early, too. She is going to drive, drive, drive to the airport and then fly, fly, fly to her conference.

    Nighty noodles.

  65. Wose-the small and meek
    7:01 am on June 20th, 2014

    Bluecat, So sorry, to hear about your pop’s accident. Very happy to hear he was not hurt!

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