Iron Will and the Nation Within

Here’s a photo sent to Chet’s Facebook page by Marvin Green, with the caption: “I am NOT going in there.”


Welcome Jack & Wiggles from western NY.


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131 Responses to “Iron Will and the Nation Within”

  1. Herd of hounds
    9:06 am on July 26th, 2013

    Pookey here: Wowser, do we agree with you…water is for drinking…only!

    Let’s have a frisky Friday.

  2. B. Stover
    9:07 am on July 26th, 2013

    Iron will indeed. (The poor guy.)

    Good morning all.

  3. Barb & Maggie
    9:10 am on July 26th, 2013

    Wonder how long he can stay like that! Good picture.

    Had a little rain over night and it will be cool today. Great day to get the back yard mowed.

    We will try to have a Frisky Friday, HOH.

  4. B. Stover
    9:11 am on July 26th, 2013

    Charlie and I are going to the South Downs in Sussex, England. We’ll be visiting Virginia Woolf’s country home, Monks House, and also Charleston farmhouse, Knole, and Sissinghurst Castle. I’m going to read Woolf’s To The Lighthouse to Charlie. I know he’ll love it.

  5. O'Howlers
    9:19 am on July 26th, 2013

    Happy Frisky Friday! Boy do we get that guy with the iron will. We would try to do that too…not sure if we’d be as good as he is though.
    It has been in the 50s here the past two nights!! Our grass is high and we are sure hoping Mom gets it cut before she can’t find Kat out there.
    Last night, the chicks were out in their little play lot. (whispering) That is the one with the flexible portable fencing. We were out there too! Pop had us all on leashes though so we behaved and acted as if we didn’t even know they were there. Chicks? What chicks?

  6. Herd of hounds
    9:20 am on July 26th, 2013

    HRH B: Wonderful, but who’s afraid of Virginia Woo(oo)lf?

  7. Rose
    9:34 am on July 26th, 2013


    That is a great picture up top!

    O’Howlers: I’m glad youse are showing some restraint with the chicks. Would you really eat one? They’re so cute.

    Kat: Your lovely picture is up top. You are a big girl now…I think a new one should be submitted to FOC.

    HRH B: Sounds like a wonderful trip. May you and Charlie enjoy!!

    Belle Starr: The last blog fro yesterday is for you.

  8. B. Stover
    9:36 am on July 26th, 2013

    Sharon: Edward Albee.

  9. Herd of hounds
    9:45 am on July 26th, 2013

    HRH B: TY

  10. Tupper and Gilly
    9:50 am on July 26th, 2013

    Alone again.
    Mama kissed us goodbye and left us.
    We are poor abandoned Corgis.
    Will anyone who stays home all the time come adopt us, please? Mama deserts us so often, she probably won’t even notice we’re gone.

  11. Herd of hounds
    9:55 am on July 26th, 2013

    T&G: you should be glad Mama comes home soooo quickly. When our mom used to say’ “Be back soon.” it was forever! WORK is a 4 letter word that should not be on this here blog!

  12. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:55 am on July 26th, 2013

    Ha ha ha, love the photo. We can relate!

    Apparently there is a young reader adaptation of ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’. I haven’t read it but it is a really sad book. I loved it. However, it deals with some really sad issues.

    I can still remember how upset I was when my second grade teacher read ‘Charlotte’s Web’ to us.

  13. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:57 am on July 26th, 2013

    Poor little Royals!

  14. Macy
    10:01 am on July 26th, 2013

    Oh how embarrassing, I had no idea that was caught on camera.

  15. Macy
    10:04 am on July 26th, 2013

    Alright you Corgis, enough whining. You have a wonderful home, in a beautiful location and your very own cats. What more could you need. Go out and herd something!

  16. Barb & Maggie
    10:04 am on July 26th, 2013

    Wolfie, Barb can relate to the Charlotte’w Web comment. When Barb was 12 she read the book, and sobbed at the end. She vowed to name her first daughter Charlotte (which never happened). Then when her girls were little she read it to them and sobbed, then when Josh was little…..well, you know.

    Pouring rain here.

  17. Herd of hounds
    10:08 am on July 26th, 2013

    B&M: Didn’t have to be a “dead dog book”, mom would cry at anything emotional.
    Whoo hoo, stand in front of middle schoolers like that. Our mom is tough as nails :), (except for the tears)

  18. B. Stover
    10:14 am on July 26th, 2013

    Rio: I keep forgetting to watch The Killing. I’ll try to catch up this weekend and let you know what I think of the latest episode.

  19. Herd of hounds
    10:20 am on July 26th, 2013

    OH: When you took on the raccoon, did the wounds continue to show later? Poor Pookey got a rack etty coon while mom was gone. She’s on atibiotice but has black spots popping up every few days. V e t says is indicative of ‘coon fight.

  20. Gus & BooBear
    10:20 am on July 26th, 2013

    Macy, we thought that looked like you in the pic of the day!!

    Staff, how weird is this…Mom was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s too, after the Graves (hyperactive thyroid) was reversed. She thought it was called that because she has benign nodules in her thyroid. The doc says that it does not effect how her thyroid is working. Maybe Mom misunderstood the doctor and the nodules were in addition to the Hashimotos.

    Let’s see, the Plunderers going to the really big race is Mom and Dad, Staff and Mr. Staff, Mollypop’s Mom, C.Hobbit and maybe Wose and ??? !! This is going to be fun!

  21. Rose
    10:25 am on July 26th, 2013

    That picture up top keeps making me laugh. Maybe that’s why his friend hoses him down. Can you imagine my VBPF in that position?

  22. Herd of hounds
    10:37 am on July 26th, 2013

    Rose, you are silly, silly, silly. We still have workmen here doing siding and soffits. They are nice but their tools aren’t 🙁

  23. Macy's mom
    10:37 am on July 26th, 2013

    Hashimoto’s, that is it. Wow, what a homogeneous group we are!
    Now this morning I have a red, tender lump in my armpit. I usually take a “wait and see” attitude, but not when it comes to lymph nodes. I had some removed in my underbits a few years ago. My doc is booked up so I will see a new guy. Oh joy. later taters

  24. O'Howlers
    10:39 am on July 26th, 2013

    Mom never read Charlotte’s Web, and she had no idea it is a sad book.
    She has never seen the movie Bambi, and will never see it.

    HOH, Meashka’s face is still healing from that fight. However, none of us got black spots from it. What could that be??? !!!

  25. Kat
    10:42 am on July 26th, 2013

    Guess what? Tomorrow I am going to Pints for Pups, and so are Dima and Meashka!!! We get to taste lots and lots of really good microbrews from all over the place. Momma thinks I only get dog-brews, but what she doesn’t see can’t hurt. heh heh
    To top it off, there is another picnic before P4P, and if the ‘rents can get someone to come her and feed horses, we are going to that picnic as well! What a day!!!! Except poor Momma can’t eat much.

  26. Herd of hounds
    10:43 am on July 26th, 2013

    V e t says it is a bacteria some coons carry. Thank Dog for vaccines. Says we could see it for weeks and weeks…poor little tripaw protectress.

  27. Staff
    10:46 am on July 26th, 2013

    Alaska Air sent me this link….Someone’s dog truck and dogs are shown. I think I saw some eyebrows….

  28. Barb & Maggie
    10:48 am on July 26th, 2013

    Oleys, Charlotte’s Web is one of Barb’s favorite books ever. It is only sad because of the natural order of life. You should read it. We agree about Bambi, Barb saw it when she was maybe 5 or 6 and became an avid anit-hunter from that point on.

  29. Staff
    10:59 am on July 26th, 2013

    Goodness I had no idea a Raccoon fight could cause problems for such a long time. Yesterday Mr.Staff live trapped a woodchuck and relocated him far far away. I just took a nap. Hopefully that is the only Woodchuck but we shall see. We lure them onto the porch with sunflower seeds and snap/trap/goodbye!

    Lovely Day here with a breeze. A tiny little shower last night but nothing major. We have been lucky so far. Hail to the West of us, Hail to the North of us. We are keeping are fingers and toes crossed.

  30. Rose
    11:10 am on July 26th, 2013

    Macy’s Mom: Good luck at the doctor’s visit today.

    Howlers: I love the book “Charlotte’s Web.” It is sad though…I always cry at the end. Oh, and Bambi, let me tell you about that. Grizz and I had never seen that movie. When we were in our early 30’s, we sat down to watch the tape. Well, what happens to Bambi’s mother got me completely hysterical. Grizz took the tape out of the VCR, and put it away. Last year, he asked if I wanted to try it again. I said okay. The tape was in the exact place where it had been stopped all those years ago. I did manage to watch it, and I did cry, but I made it to the end.

    “Dumbo” makes me cry too. Youse need to see “Chicken Run.”

  31. Herd of hounds
    11:12 am on July 26th, 2013

    Staff: Is the next line…”rode the 6,000″?

  32. Kat
    11:12 am on July 26th, 2013

    Are there Huskies in Chicken Run, that make those chickies run, run, run ??? 🙂

  33. Siber-H
    12:12 pm on July 26th, 2013

    That poor dog in the photo, but I need just as much sympathy because mom booked me an eight o’clock with the groomer this morning. I have no choice because the groomer’s husband is a really big guy. He is lucky that I like him.

    Macy’s Mom, You are in our thoughts today.

  34. Barb & Maggie
    12:18 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Good luck at the doc’s Macy’s Mom.

    Still pouring rain. Guess we will not be mowing the back yard today.

  35. Melanie
    12:58 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Macy’s Mom take care. Glad you are going in to the v e t for humans.

    Staff, where is the picture of a dog truck? I went to the site, but didn’t see anything (especially eyebrows).

    Our dogs do not understand the picture. Why wouldn’t one want to get wet?

    Yawning here. We we up early and wnt to see “Honk”. A musical done by the summer camp run by YSAS’ high school directors. For ages 8 – 14. Lots of fun. They did a great job.

    Nap time now.

  36. Rose
    1:10 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Kat: No huskies, but there are dogs.

  37. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:33 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Move!….My freind sent me a text on my little Go-Phone and she says she is all moved and loves her new Digs so far…heh!heh!…Maybe she will be in a better mood when she comes home…grunt!

  38. Herd of hounds
    1:51 pm on July 26th, 2013

    OK: It is past noon and mom can now say, officiously, “North to Alaska”! The Daddy Dawg actually listened to her b-day wish. Wowser, yipee, yahoo, except we stay here, alone, with the pet sitters 🙁 Have flight and room reserves in hand!
    Watch out Staff, G&BB’s peeps, Mollypop’s Mom, and whom ever else.

  39. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:54 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Sniff!…I’ll be here all alone with those Corgies…sniff!

  40. Masquers
    1:55 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Sorry to have been MIA from the blog. Now will have to play catch-up (again) Maybe one of these full moons cheapskate mom will spring for an iPaw.
    Every day we’ve been busy as little bees tending grrr animals & gardens & lawns…no lions, tigers or bears just plants galore.
    A loverly week of sunny days and kool jazz nights.
    As HOH says, a frisky Friday to y’all.

  41. Masquers
    1:57 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Gasp. What’s this? A Plunderer reunion at the 2014 Great Race?

  42. Melanie
    2:15 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Riö, i will be here. The Newf Pack has already made blurring reservations and has set up hotel reservations withe Tenzing. Zoë and I will stay in touch with Matte and her iPaw.

    Congratulations to all who are going North!

    I am watching “Captain America” through Amazon Prime. It’s good.

  43. Herd of hounds
    2:27 pm on July 26th, 2013

    We now have to admit mom and the Daddy Dawg were going the ??? posts last night, trying to get Rose to go. TY for the interest.

  44. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:36 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Snort!…Oh brother….grunt!

  45. c.hobbit
    2:47 pm on July 26th, 2013

    HOH: welcome aboard! With so many coming to Alaska I do think this qualifies as a Plunderer mini-reunion.

    Heading home today after unloading 50 boxes and tubs from the rented cargo van. Some were huge in size so wouldn’t fit into my car. I carried half into designated rooms before I quit for the night. Meant to be on the road a couple of hours ago but oh well. Gas for the trip down was $120 and I am curious if it will be different driving an empty van. Highest gas price on the road: $5.02/gallon

  46. Herd of hounds
    2:51 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Good gooooga mooooda on the gas! Tennesseans would just shoot gas station owners…Bubba gotta have his truck and his beer!

  47. O'Howlers
    3:01 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Gasp! HOH is going tooo !!!!! OMD! We just gotta go. Mom says there is absolutely NO WAY she is driving all the way to Alaska though, and you all know her rules about dogs on planes.

    Today is one of those (too many) days when we are so busy we must read every other word. We completely missed Macy’s Mom’s news about a lump!! Macy, glad she is going to see a doc, and we are thinking of her and hoping all is well. We know it will be.

  48. Siber-H
    3:01 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Rio, I wil be here with you.

  49. Herd of hounds
    3:01 pm on July 26th, 2013

    BTW: CHobbit, for us it will be “union”, not a reunion…can’t wait to meet G&BB parents. MollyPop’s mom, Rose (&Grizz?), Staff& Mr. Staff, CHobbit, Rebecca and the Giant and??? Oh oh, CHobbit, aren’t you seein’ southern relatives in Dec? So for us it might be a reunion!!!!

  50. Gus & BooBear
    3:08 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Wish we could convince Spence and Admin to go! Wouldn’t that be fun!

  51. Herd of hounds
    3:15 pm on July 26th, 2013

    You got it G&BB since he won’t come to our part of the country 🙁

  52. Rose
    3:18 pm on July 26th, 2013

    G&B: That would be so cool if Spence and Admin make it to the Iditarod!

    HOH: AJ and Rebecca are such wonderful, sweet people. Rebecca is lovely, and beautiful. AJ is giant and handsome! I can’t say enough about them!

  53. Rose
    3:20 pm on July 26th, 2013

    RIO! That picture up top makes me laugh. I’m wondering if the reason you get hosed down is because you do that in the tub. snort.

    I’m glad that your friend likes her new space.

  54. Herd of hounds
    3:20 pm on July 26th, 2013

    We’ve seen that and it is one reason we want to go…………..”North to Alaska”.

  55. Rose
    3:21 pm on July 26th, 2013

    CHobbit: $5 for gas?!? We here in New York complain that it is just over $4. If you look hard enough, you can still find gas at $3.99.

  56. Rose
    3:29 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Buddy’s picture is up top. sniff

  57. Herd of hounds
    3:38 pm on July 26th, 2013

    And in TN it is $3.40. Again…Bubba gotta have his truck!

  58. Tenzing
    3:39 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Iron Will! I can understand avoiding water at all costs unless it’s for drinking. Luna, on the other paw, is part fish. Maybe sometime I’ll tell you about the time she pushed me off a raft into a raging river.

    Macy’s Mom: I have a spot saved from you under the Quilt. We here are keeping you in our thoughts.

    What a Gathering in the north! Yark!

    Wose: My Lady agrees with you about AJ, but you’re making my Lady blush.

  59. Rose
    3:57 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Tenzing: Every word is true!

  60. Junior
    4:43 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Staff: I saw our dog truck in that there video. My Lady says that was before my time, before I was even a wag in anyone’s tail. But, Fritz, W.L., Orion and Twig are shown in the dog box. I’ve been wondering something, though. Maybe you know the answer. Is it possible my eyebrows are weighing me down? Do you think I could run faster if I left them at home?

  61. Herd of hounds
    4:51 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Oh sweet baby, your eyebrows aren’t weight, they make you, YOU!

  62. Barb & Maggie
    4:54 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Here in the Chi-town area. gas is a little over $4 for regular. When we cross the boarder into WI. it is about .50 cheaper, due to Ilinois taxes.

  63. Staff
    5:37 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Melanie. At that site there is a video. (I guess I didn’t explain that part) It is the one labeled Fur Rondy. Showhooks truck is shown early in the video.

    HoH, I was thinking the next line was Here I am stuck in the middle with you.

    Gas is 3.69 at the nearest station (20 miles away) It is cheaper in Fargo (55 miles away). So it costs me about 7 dollars to go up for quilting.

    I got my Plunderer Passport! Oh My Dog it is a work of ART! Thanks you Dawson and a special thank you and Hug to the Turtleman who is a printing genius! It is bee-you-tee-ful!

  64. Princess Sam
    5:38 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Jack and Wiggles, I’m in Western NY too!

  65. Pancho & Lefty
    5:51 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Our gas cost about $45 per bag. What is that per mile? No idea.

    Our Lady is excited. The Giant returns home tonight. Yeep! Yark! Yowl!

  66. Whitey-Lance
    5:53 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Princess Sam: Is there any chance your AuntMollysMom is bring you with her on her trip north to Alaska? I’d love to be your tour guide.

  67. Princess Sam
    6:00 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Whitey-Lance, I plan to be stowed away on that trip. I’ll hide in one of the bags.

  68. Whitey-Lance
    6:20 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Princess Sam: I’ll see if my Lady and I can meet you at the airport. I will hold a big sparkly sign with your name on it. I’ll have Belle Starr help me with the sparkles.

  69. Princess Sam
    6:36 pm on July 26th, 2013

    W-L, can I help pull the sled?

  70. Whitey-Lance
    7:00 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Princess Sam: There is a big difference in the length of your legs to that of the team, and we like to go fast. I am concerned that it might be too much for you. However, my Lady says maybe we could hook up a two-harness line to her little sprint sled for you and I. I will have to go slow, but it is worth it to spend time with you.

  71. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    7:18 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Oh, so this is how you treat Vorld’s Best Undercover Spy. Vhy does no von invite Natasha to pull sled? Vhy does no von hold sparkly sign for Natasha?
    Is not enough to run vith sled in high heel boots? Is not enough to lend Porsche to certain partying Siber dogs?
    Do you know vhat takes to get hot ving sauce out of rich Corinthian leather?

  72. Whitey-Lance
    7:27 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Natasha: We thought you being part of the team was a given. Plus—and more importantly—we didn’t want to blow your cover.

  73. Princess Sam
    7:55 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Natasha, I’ve been meaning to talk to you about those high heel boots. Not the best fashion statement for the Iditarod.

  74. Whitey-Lance
    8:00 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Princess Sam: Do you have cold weather gear for your stowaway activities?

  75. Wose
    8:01 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Sammie: Maybe you can be this year’s Iditarider. What an honor!

  76. Belle Starr
    8:03 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Wose: What is the verdict? Has Professor Grizz given his blessing?

  77. Princess Sam
    8:09 pm on July 26th, 2013

    I have a ski jacket and boots.

  78. Wose
    8:10 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Belle Starr: Although Grizz is still contemplating this, I am afraid to say that as it stands, I will not be able to come live with YOU, YOU, YOU!

  79. Princess Sam
    8:11 pm on July 26th, 2013
  80. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:17 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Belle Star, you have to try harder! With more sparkliness, perhaps?

  81. Luna
    8:17 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Oh, dear. Now, I see why Belle Starr is so upset. She’s crying the kind of tears that swallow your bark. Poor girl. I know she had her heart set on seeing her very, most special, best friend again.

    Wose: That you even wanted to come back for a visit is an honor. We are so glad you and Grizz had a good time last year. Grizz needs to be secure in his job. I understand this. My Lady and Giant understand this. Belle Starr, I’m afraid, doesn’t understand this. She thinks the world of you both. We all do.


  82. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:19 pm on July 26th, 2013

    I recieved a message from Bee and Charles on their little go phones. Apparently they took a little jaunt to Holland this afternoon….

  83. Pancho & Lefty
    8:20 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Belle Starr is too upset to post, so we’re posting for her. MPM, do you have room for another stowaway? Wose is about the same size as Princess Sam. She’s but a spec of a thing.

    Wolfie: We told Belle Starr to use a couple more curse words, but Luna shot down that idea. Maybe dirty jokes would have swayed Grizz. Uh…Luna says no, dirty jokes would not have helped.

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:21 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Sammie!…Pulling a sled. That will be the day…snort!…I myself am a sled-rider…chuffle!…No if, anz or butts…grunt!

  85. Charlie
    8:23 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Wolfie: Swinging from those ropes was fun! I didn’t care for the fake beard I had to wear. Itchy!

  86. SnowBella
    8:24 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Rio: We call your position the hood ornament. It takes great skill, a sharp mind, and a posterior that yearns for comfort.

  87. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    8:29 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Princess Sammie – is burden must be borne by von who is glamorous spy. Vould not do to be seen in Uggs. Meanvhile, ve must do something vith your parka. Is much too plain for princess of your stature.

  88. Macy's mom
    8:30 pm on July 26th, 2013

    OMD!!! The passport is beyond cool. Almost one of a kind, just me and my buds. Mr. Grumpypants is even impressed.

    Just so you know me better, this is my normal day’s

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:34 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Passport!…Whoo Hooo!…Now I can leave my yard legally, right?…Yipppeeeee!…snort!…I’m going to pack my little knapsack right now…chuffle!

  90. Macy's mom
    8:37 pm on July 26th, 2013

    The new doc is about two weeks out of medical school. He is so young. And ran about an hour late, which my regular guy does not do. He made up for it by being very cute, in a you are younger than my children sort of way.

    He thinks the big owie is a hair follicle gone funky. I have my doubts, but I’ll take his big old horse pills for 10 days and we will see.

    Here is a peculiar fact I picky up whilst geneaolgizing (heh).
    My great-granfather, my grandfather, and father all died at 61, and they were all the oldest child in the family. Let’s just hope that trend is only for the men, or I will be leaving sooner rather than later. (knock on Belle’s head)

  91. Luna
    8:45 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Macy’s Mom: Can you say second opinion?

    Rio: We’ll leave the light on for you. Your little cabin in the woods is now fully furnished with some quality free-to-good-home furniture.

  92. Barb & Maggie
    9:00 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Macy, Let’s hope that cute young stud-muffin is correct. Docs can be good looking AND smart.

    Natty, we here love Uggs.

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:01 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Luna!…Does that little cabin in the woods have cable?…sniff!

  94. Tupper's Mama
    9:02 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Finally. Here at the hotel, shoes off, feet up. Ahhhhh

    Got to the show and got our booth set up. Then found our hotel, and found a grocery store to get something for dinner. And now to catch up on the blog.

    HOH – WOOO HOOOOOO!!! Hooray for our newest Plunderer! Go catch snowflakes on your tongue we have heard that Iditarod snowflakes have magical curative powers.

    Macy – is there any chance you were scratched by a cat in the last month or so. I had a similar experience a number of years ago, and it turned out that I literally had “cat scratch fever”. Might be worth a mention to a doc if you do need a follow up appointment.

    Oh dear – the crack of dark is going to come soon enough. Time for bed.
    G’night gnocchi. See ya tomorrow.

  95. Luna
    9:03 pm on July 26th, 2013

    B&M: Paws crossed that Macy’s mom got a great first opinion in an easy on the eyes setting.

    Rio: Cable? What is cable? It’s doesn’t have cable, but we do have wifi so you can watch shows online.

  96. Princess Sam
    9:13 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Rio, I’m bigger than I look in those pictures. Just so you know.

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:14 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Luna!…Does it have a friderator that I can stand in front of and look into every time the door opens?…sniff!sniff!

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:16 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Sammie!…How much do you weight these dayz?…snort!…Eight or nine pounds wet?…heh!heh!

  99. Luna
    9:22 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Rio: It does just so you can.

  100. Luna
    9:31 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Where is SiberH?

  101. Princess Sam
    9:35 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Rio, I’m a Maltese and our weights goes from 4 to 7 pounds.

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:36 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Big!…And you are bigger than you look?…heh!…I think it must be the opposite there, lil Sammie…chorkel!….You need to become a sled-rider like me…snort!

  103. Tupper's Mama
    9:41 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Finally. Here at the hotel, s h o e s off, feet up. Ahhhhh

    Got to the show and got our booth set up. Then found our hotel, and found a grocery store to get something for dinner. And now to catch up on the blog.

    HOH – WOOO HOOOOOO!!! Hooray for our newest Plunderer! Go catch snowflakes on your tongue we have heard that Iditarod snowflakes have magical curative powers.

    Macy – is there any chance you were scratched by a cat in the last month or so. I had a similar experience a number of years ago, and it turned out that I literally had “cat scratch fever”. Might be worth a mention to a doc if you do need a follow up appointment.

    Oh dear – the crack of dark is going to come soon enough. Time for bed.
    G’night gnocchi. See ya tomorrow.

  104. Barb & Maggie
    9:43 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Nighty night.

  105. dawson
    9:45 pm on July 26th, 2013

    That’s weird that only Staff in North Dakota and Macy in Texas got their passports. Now you send those stamps back to me, ya here?

    Oh my dog! I just realized who I did not send a passport to. Redbone Hound! Carpola! I only have the one left. Redbone Hound, you must give someone (Melanie) your address so I can send you my very last passport.

    I will relay all admiration for the passports to Turtleman. He is a handy guy to have on your side.

  106. Melanie
    9:45 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Macy,I hope the baby doc (snicker) knows of what he speaks.

    Also, as I have been getting older I have noticed my eyebrows doing weird things like that picture. Not that I am TRYIING to make them look like a tree.

    I think I better go with Junior’s eyebrows. I wonder if I can borrow them.

    Pondering as I go to sleep . . And hoping I have more strength tomorrow.
    Morning Liz!

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:47 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Dawson!…Don’t you read my posts?…sniff!…I made it very clear that I got my passport tonight too…grunt!

  108. Macy's mom
    9:51 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Dawson, I hate to be dense, but if you mailed them all at the same time, won’t they all have the same postmark?

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Dawson!…She is probably in bed snoring dreaming of all her stamps coming back to her…heh!

    Video!…Me and my friend are watching that Video Staff put up in her most excellent link – Someone here wants to know if She does make it to Anchorage will she be able to go to the DoubleMuskie (name?) restaurant….heh!heh!…I guess she was pretty impressed with that place…sniff!

  110. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:35 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Um, Dawson, I hope you sent a passport to Natasha. You know how she is….

  111. Herd of hounds
    10:37 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Wowser! Went to boat with friend and her 2 legged pup and missed lots of stuff. Natasha, have missed you and your fashion sense but don’t think mom will go for it. Some young docs are ok, go with your “gut” (sorry for punny answer).
    Will check mail box here first thing in a m, it is waaaay down the hill 🙁
    Melanie: When mom came home she found a water bowl under the bed. Could a goofey newfie be involved?

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:38 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Video!…Wow. My friend is seriously thinking and re-thinking about getting on a plane to Anchorage…snort!…That Alaska Airlines marketing video is top-notch stuff….heh!heh!…Or else it’s just Friday and she wants and needs a vacation really badly…wuffle!

  113. Staff
    10:39 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Dawson, I folded mine in half just the way you said, without bending the stamps, and put it in the white cover that came with the passport. It fit perfectly. Then I addressed it and it will go out in the mail tomorrow. Those were nice stamps.

  114. Staff
    10:40 pm on July 26th, 2013

    If anyone would like to tell Turtleman thank you I will post his email on Dishlickers.

  115. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:41 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Turtleman!…I love that guy!…heh!heh!…Good idea Staff!

  116. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:44 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Stamps!…My friend accidentally put a little rip in the big stamp…sniff!…Then she remembered Dawson wanted them back and opened my passport from the other end of the envelope…grunt!…Sorry Dawson. We will send it back to you anyways, just in case it is one of a kind and priceless…chuffle!

  117. Herd of hounds
    10:47 pm on July 26th, 2013

    T&G: You have the nicest mama on the earth…do not complain. Your Mama loves you and you have Gramps. All we will get when she goes to Alaska are pet sitters who will feed and love us and let us talk on the fone to mom. Maybe if we are really lucky she will bring another can for our food like the parrot’s can which has the Idatarod routes and a map on it.

  118. Herd of hounds
    10:56 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Oh, oh, here she comes looking tired! maybe we should say nighty night.

  119. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Right!…Every night she says that and every night she does not go to bed ever…heh!

    Game!…At least the Rockies are ahead in this game against the Brewers…sniff!…It has been a dry, embarrassing run lately for my team…grunt!

  120. Luna
    11:13 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Rio: We have your little cabin in the woods stocked with beer just for you. We have no idea what you’re friend is going to drink.

  121. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:20 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Beer!…I dared not ask if there was beer. I did not want to offend the household…heh!heh!…But the right Beer could be a deal-breaker…sniff!

  122. Luna
    11:26 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Rio: The Giant and my mama may not drink, but that doesn’t mean they don’t understand the bond between a pug and his beer. We have a variety of local brews for you.

  123. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:27 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Wow!…Have youse guys tried Linda The Lurkers pretzels?…snort!…They are amazingly good. We are have a last night celebratory munching due to the fact that the Rockies finally won a game…heh!heh!…Good Pretzels. We have not cracked open the chipotle mustard yet, but I think this weekend someone will…heh!heh!…Zow!

  124. SnowBella
    11:29 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Rio: Not only did the Rockies win, but your friend has the only scratching post at work! She’s a celebrity.

  125. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:32 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Giant!…Is the Giant home or does Rebecca have to wait up till the wee hours of the morning for him to arrive?…wuffle!…I hope he is home, I really do…sniff!

    Pillar!…She has embraced the Pillar in her space and actually likes it a lot. It is a very private space and yet there is enough room for everything she needs or wants at that damned busy-place…heh!…Her ultimate goal is to make it a temporary space…snort!

  126. SnowBella
    11:44 pm on July 26th, 2013

    Rio: Check your SDD.

  127. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:47 pm on July 26th, 2013

    HA!…Our Rockies announcers are pretty funny,…heh!heh!…There has been a Hat thing going on all season since that really cold snowy game way back when…sniff!.. Anyways, one of our regular announcers stole a hat from the poor End-Game guys who have to spin the game in the Rockies favor no matter what…spit!…It was pretty funny though when he (George) stole the hat(from Cowboy) and then Run-oft out of camera range….heh!….SiberH will appreciate all this…snorkel!

  128. c.hobbit
    12:06 am on July 27th, 2013

    Pancho & Lefty: So how many dogs does a $45 bag of food feed and for how long?

    Macy: A few times I had an impacted sweat gland in my armpit–the doctor said no antiperspirant. When I was young, the doctors were old and seemed like gods. Then I noticed we were the same age and we were partners in my medical care. Now they are very young and I feel like I am educating them in my medical care and should charge consultant fees. My limit of waiting for a doctor is 30 minutes unless there is an obvious emergency.

  129. Staff
    12:15 am on July 27th, 2013

    The cold foot boogie. Music for Alaska. Mr.Staff is playing it right now….snicker.

  130. Staff
    12:16 am on July 27th, 2013

    G’Night all. G’Day Liz

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