Kind Of Like Humans, Maybe?


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80 Responses to “Kind Of Like Humans, Maybe?”

  1. Barb & Maggie
    8:51 am on September 8th, 2014

    Good morning all. Interesting article. Barb learned that I would rather she pet me then talk to me. Usually she does both. Who’s a good girl?

  2. B.Stover
    8:57 am on September 8th, 2014

    Interesting study.

    Good morning all.

  3. Teddy Ruff Rider
    9:25 am on September 8th, 2014

    And we know from Chet who the best petters are.

  4. Wose- the small and meek
    9:29 am on September 8th, 2014


    I thought the study was interesting too. I do talk to dogs, but I pet them way more. I love giving tummies. For me, there is something very soothing in petting a kat or dog. Wish I had a dog or kat to pet right now…not feeling tip-top today.

    From the day late, and a dollar short page:

    ML, so sorry to hear about your f-i-l.
    Tyb’s dad must be so proud!! Love the bumper sticker! Who’s a good boy?

  5. Barb & Maggie
    9:37 am on September 8th, 2014

    Read last night’s later posts. Sorry to hear about your FIL, MaryLou. Hope the news is good today. And yes, the font is different when I post. Thought it was something I accidentally did.

    Now I know why I didn’t want to wallpaper my bathroom. Have you ever tired to put a piece of wet sticky wallpaper behind a toilet?
    It ain’t easy! I just finished one – had to lay on the floor and try to move the piece around with about a half inch of clearance behind the dam toilet! It’s on and in place, in a manner of speaking.

  6. Herd of Hounds,
    9:45 am on September 8th, 2014

    Good morning.everyone! We woke mom up nice and early but she has been “juggling” the checkbooks, We haven’t seen any of that, just tearing out hair 🙂 Yep, we sure like bellies, knuckle noggins and other rubbers.
    ML, you are in our pawsitive thoughts, still.B&M, glad you licked that bathroom (figuratively, of course). Teddy, good to hear from you. T&G’s Mama, Perry Mason, wow, a blast from the past 🙂 Wose Welax and breathe.
    Have a mah-velous Monday, darlings!

  7. Tupper's Mama
    10:31 am on September 8th, 2014

    Good morning all.
    ML- prayers for FIL. And we loved the video. That song never fails to bring tears to our eyes.
    Reminder to all of those who have primaries tomorrow.
    VOTE. – it keeps your poll workers from being bored. Oh ya, and all that democratic process stuff too.
    Signed- a poll worker.

  8. Diane C.
    10:31 am on September 8th, 2014

    Good Morning all and sympathy and prayers to ML. Prefer petting, huh? I guess this is a variant on actions speaking louder than words.
    Wose, please stretch and breathe. (That’s kind of like being petted, right?) The day will get better.
    I’m about to leave for my short day (short work, long travel) and we have humidity and an overcast! (Paws crossed!)
    Be well, all.

  9. BearSpiritDog
    10:47 am on September 8th, 2014

    Petting and Who’s a Good Boy go hand in paw do they not? And food…let’s not forget the Food!

    HOunds: Gah. Don’t mention checkbooks. It’s a delicate Balancing Act, although I don’t see any balancing going on.

    Barb&Magpie: Another project completed, but it sounds like Barb had to become a contortionist to do it.

    Wose: Sending Big Bear Hugs your way.

    Good Day to B, Teddy, Diane and All.

  10. Tupper's Mama
    10:59 am on September 8th, 2014

    There’s a bear in the backyard!
    And no, we are not letting Gilly out, no matter how much she wants to herd it.

  11. Herd of Hounds,
    11:05 am on September 8th, 2014

    Gilly needs to learn the difference between HERD and HURT!

  12. Masquers
    11:11 am on September 8th, 2014

    Gilly! No!

  13. Barb & Maggie
    11:12 am on September 8th, 2014

    Barb says that she loves bears, but would find it a little scary to have one in the backyard. Do they ever get aggressive?

    Wose, have you ever thought of getting a guinea pig or two? I think you would greatly benefit from having a little creature to love.

  14. Tupper's Mama
    11:43 am on September 8th, 2014

    So far the bears are always just passing through. Gilly has chased them out of the yard before, but our concern is that she might get between a mama bear and her cubs. One of the local bears has triplets, and she has very little fear about being out in the open. She is often seen sitting in a yard while her cubs play around her.
    This is why the Bear Spirit is considered to be such a strong protector. Bears don’t have to DO anything to be considered scary. They just have to BE, and smart people respect their space.

  15. BooBear
    12:20 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Good morning, all. Mom’s last Monday of not working. She is doing ok. Family has all returned to respective homes.

    Silly question. Do y’all tuck sheets and blankets under all around the mattress or just on the foot of the bed? Mom started wondering when she washed and remade all the beds this weekend (at 2 in the morning–couldn’t sleep). Mom tucks all around but no one else in her family does.

  16. dawson
    12:27 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Good day to everyone.

    ML: Sorry to hear that you have been spending even more time in the ER. Prayers being said for you and your family.
    On a different note, you are doing well with the handbells!

    Bear Season.
    T&G: Please don’t try to herd the bears. They can be untrustworthy.
    Our local bears have discovered the “community trail”, leaving large piles of scat which works to discourage the community from using the trails.

    Zero degrees here today (which is your 32 degrees) The precipitation has stopped for now. Hoping it has gone south to DianeC’s area. A few sunflowers fell over with the weight of slush but everything else seems okay. The squashes are covered with blankets. I will take the blankets off if it warms up. The tomatoes are all harvested though most are still green and will be eaten as they ripen.

  17. dawson
    12:36 pm on September 8th, 2014

    BooBear: I tuck the bottom only. 🙂
    Are you going back to work next week?

    Our school teachers are on strike. This is week two of the strike. I am all for the teachers on this one. The government is an ass.

  18. Siber-H
    12:43 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Very interesting article. I know I don’t like to be talked to death. (I leave) Mom isn’t guilty of that but some of the women at the dog park are with excessive baby talk that makes me want to splort. (I leave)

    The font on this blog hasn’t changed at all for me.

    The remnants of hurricane Norbert have arrived here. It is cloudy with a lovely, cool, stiff breeze…maybe will get some moisture or maybe not. We only get a “hurricane” once about every 10 years

  19. Siber-H
    12:54 pm on September 8th, 2014

    BooBear Mom tucks all around…probably because her mother and grandmother did it. Mom’s grandma ironed the sheets. The thought of doing that has never crossed my mom’s mind.

    NM bears rarely get aggressive toward humans but it has happened.
    About a decade ago a bear broke into a small house in northern NM and killed an elderly lady. Bears do break into tents, but it is because the humans have kept food in their tent while sleeping.

  20. Herd of Hounds,
    1:08 pm on September 8th, 2014

    BooBear, our mom tucks in the bottom and about 8 inches on her side. The DDD doesn’t like his feet tight so that side is untucked, until Darah or Blondie lick his toes 🙂 What a good time we have.

  21. B.Stover
    1:21 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Teddy RR is making me laugh.

    I tuck sheets in at the bottom.

    ML: I have a different font when I type in the comment box also.

  22. Staff
    1:23 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Minneapolis is certainly a dog and cat art haven.

    (My new quilt room cabinets are going in)

  23. c.hobbit
    1:25 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Barb: I haven’t wallpapered in years and have no plans to do so again.

    BooBear: I just tuck at the bottom but I think it does look better all around.

    Tupper’s Mama: the statistics of voting in elections are very poor in Alaska.

    Wose: have you ever thought of volunteering with a shelter or rescue group? They always need walkers, petters and players plus often they have offfice work that needs done.

  24. c.hobbit
    1:26 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Who wouldn’t want to adopt this lovable dog:

  25. Staff
    1:30 pm on September 8th, 2014

    I only tuck in at the bottom. I have bad feet and they don’t like any pressure on them. Like tight sheets. So loose as a goose at this house. It doesn’t look as good but it feels great.

    BooBear, sorry to hear you are not sleeping well, but the house will be neater.

    ML oh MY not the FIL too! This is just too much.

    Gilly. Stay away from the bear.

    Now I must go upstairs and see how the quilt room has changed since the last time I went up to peek.

  26. O'Howlers
    1:53 pm on September 8th, 2014

    ML, We are worrit about your shoulders. How can they handle so much? Put that load down girl, and take a breather. ❤️

    BooBear, we tuck sheets at the bottom, and we do “hospital corners”. Mom learned those way back when, as a candy striper.

  27. Siber-H
    1:56 pm on September 8th, 2014

    CHobbit? What breed mixes are they saying Quill/Max is?
    I see Border Collie in him.

    Mary Lou, I hope your FIL is okay. Let us know how he is when yo

    I see Border Collie in Max/Quill

    Marylou, I hope your FIL is doing okay. Let us know when you get the chance.

  28. Siber-H
    1:56 pm on September 8th, 2014

    CHobbit? What breed mixes are they saying Quill/Max is?
    I see Border Collie in him.

    Mary Lou, I hope your FIL is okay. Let us know how he is when yo


  29. Siber-H
    1:57 pm on September 8th, 2014

    CHobbit? What breed mixes are they saying Quill/Max is?
    I see Border Collie in him.

    Mary Lou, I hope your FIL is okay. Let us know how he is when yo

    The blog has freaked out on me

  30. Siber-H
    2:02 pm on September 8th, 2014


  31. Siber-H
    2:03 pm on September 8th, 2014

    It appears to be working now.

  32. BearSpiritDog
    2:06 pm on September 8th, 2014

    C.Hobbit: Me! I want to adopt Quill! But first we would have to Move to Alaska.

    BooBear: Aaah, the Foot…like Staffie & Digger we here prefer the sheets loose as a goose…no pressure and Room to Breathe.

  33. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:08 pm on September 8th, 2014

    SiberH!…Are you okay?…sneeze!

  34. Masquers
    2:09 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Siber: Blog attack!
    Alice&Abbie: Staff’s new quilt room sounds like the kat’s meow.
    Rose: Blurring by to keep you company for a while ^..^

  35. Masquers
    2:15 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Siber: Quill has very long legs and a husky-like tail that looks like the tip of it was dipped in white paint. AJ said he sees some Husky in him.

  36. Siber-H
    2:23 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Rio, Yes, Thank you. I am okay. I followed your advice, when in doubt re-start the computer, and everything seems to be working fine now.

  37. B.Stover
    2:27 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Siber-H’s double Dawsons are making me laugh. Sorry.

  38. Siber-H
    2:40 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Stover, It’s okay. Those posts are worse than double Dawsons

  39. B.Stover
    2:49 pm on September 8th, 2014

    I’m still having a giggling fit. Haven’t done that in a long time.

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:59 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Giggling!…Stover’s giggling…snorkel!

  41. Siber-H
    3:10 pm on September 8th, 2014

    It’s catching. Now I am giggling.

  42. B.Stover
    3:15 pm on September 8th, 2014

    My mom and I used to have giggling fits. It drove my dad and brother crazy…which, of course, made us giggle even more.

  43. Herd of Hounds,
    5:13 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Stover, Siber H and Rio, mom is sorry she missed the giggling fits but reading it she is sitting at the table snorting and chortling (with an occasional giggle thrown in 🙂 ).

  44. Wose- the small and meek
    5:16 pm on September 8th, 2014

    B&M, I have asked for gerbils, guinea pigs, and ferrets. Grizz reminds me of his allergies. Grrrr.

    BooBear, Sheets here get tucked in all around. My mom made beds so neat and right you could bounce a dime on the corner.

    Siber-H, back in the day when sheets were kind of rough, and linen-like, my mom used to iron all sheets.

    Hobbit, I did think about volunteering, but since I do not drive, I would be unable to get to the nearest shelter.

    I am busy stroking and scritching Masquers as we speak.

  45. Wose- the small and meek
    5:18 pm on September 8th, 2014

    RIO! I am wondering if Beau and friend’s mom missed you during your big adventure.

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:25 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Rose!…No!…Beau missed my friend…grunt!

  47. Barb & Maggie
    5:44 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Oh come on now, is he really allergic to anything with fur? I thought it was just dogs and cats.

    Siber, I see Border Collie and Lab mix. However, being Alaska, probably some Husky mixed in.

    You girls have me all confused with the sheet question. I use a fitted sheet on the bottom, and then tuck the top sheet in at the foot of the bed. How do you get under in if it is all tucked in? Do you pull it all out before getting in bed? And you say it looks neater, but with a comforter/quilt/bedspread on top, no one sees the sheet anyway. So what am I missing here?

    Yes, when a young married women, I ironed EVERYTHING. I had one of those big sit down ironers called an Iron Rite. Of course, that was in the days before permanent press fabric. This is really going to make you splort, but I used a wringer washer too! Not that I had to, I just thought the clothes were cleaner. I used to wash diapers in one of those things too! Oh my!

  48. c.hobbit
    5:49 pm on September 8th, 2014

    I am wondering if Rio’s friend is getting anything done at work or if her mind and heart are still in Alaska.

    I hope Rio has recovered mentally and physically from being a “purse dog” –carried around in the airport in a duffle bag provided by Rebecca with holes cut for his legs. But he made it home which is all that matters. When he discovered that food cooked a lot faster in Anchorage at a lower altitude, I thought he was going to stay.

  49. Staff
    5:51 pm on September 8th, 2014

    A Mangle. Barb had a mangle. Those are wonderful if you are a quilter. There will never be a mangle in my quilt room. Grump. Oh well I have a ‘big board’ so why do I need a mangle.

  50. Siber-H
    5:59 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Barb, That is the thing…getting in bed and then sleeping totally messes up the tucked in sheets.

    I am agreeing with your idea about what kind of dog Max is.
    I like the name Max better than Quill.

  51. Tupper's Mama
    6:27 pm on September 8th, 2014

    We are in the hospital corner/ tucked only at the foot camp. We were brought up to tuck all the way around, but with teen age rebellion and all that…

    Bee – we would pay real money to be there when you are attacked by a giggle fit. It makes us chuckle just to think about it.

    Wose – maybe Grizz would be willing to visit a guinea pig at a pet store to see if he is ‘lergic, as Belle Starr would say. Gpigs really can be very affectionate and personable cuddle pets.

    Guess what – next week at this time, we will be sitting pretty at our beloved beach cottage. And the Storyteller will be washing the lobster juice off his chin.

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:27 pm on September 8th, 2014

    CHobbit!…I can assure you my friend is getting nothing done at work…snort!….She is still on Alaska time and always yawning…wheeze!

    Pasta!…It cooks to perfection in about 5 minutes in Alaska!…chuffle!

  53. Siber-H
    6:37 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Pasta takes forever at our altitude.

  54. Wose- the small and meek
    6:39 pm on September 8th, 2014

    B&M, Grizz is allergic to life!

  55. Wose- the small and meek
    6:40 pm on September 8th, 2014

    RIO! Did you have to share your friend’ slap with Beau?

  56. Barb & Maggie
    6:44 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Siber, We agree, Max is a better name for him. Quill is just too sharp. Go figure.

    Also agree with T & G. Get him to go visit a pet store and see. I bet he is not allergic to a GPig. Maybe he just says that because he thinks they are too much work. Not trying to be overly critical, but I have noticed that a lot of people play the Allergic Card for not getting a pet or giving them up to rescue. Guinea Pigs have a fairly long life span too, much better than hamsters, and they are so cute.
    Ask your therapist what he/she thinks of the idea. It is a known fact that people that have a pet in the home are both mentally and physically healthier.

  57. Barb & Maggie
    6:47 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Here is another little issue we are having, besides the changed font. When we click on one of the two FOC pictures to get a better look, it enlarges so much that only half the picture shows. Anyone else with this problem?

    We would like to see Bee in a giggle fit!

  58. Siber-H
    6:57 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Barb, The photos are enlarging as they should for me.

  59. Wose- the small and meek
    6:59 pm on September 8th, 2014

    B&M, I was having a problem with the size of pictures and font, but it seems to have corrected itself. I can enlarge pictures to their proper size. I love that picture of Elliot, the massage cat!

    Arrrroooooooo, there is a full harvest moon this evening!

    I have given up any hope of having a pet at this time. : (

  60. B.Stover
    7:12 pm on September 8th, 2014

    T&G and Barb are going to get me started giggling again.

  61. Riö -The Evil Pug
    7:20 pm on September 8th, 2014

    CHobbit!…Just so you know, my little Go-Phone is happily charging away….snorkel!…Thank dawg!

    ML!…My font is different in the comment section for some reason…sniff!sniff!

  62. Herd of Hounds,
    7:20 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Our font hasn’t changes. BUT fotos wouldn’t enlarge at all. Spence and his IT ±fixed it too bit. Now just nice large fotos, although a bit different than before.

  63. BooBear
    7:30 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Re the sheets: Mom tucks when she makes up the bed, but untucked the sides when she goes to bed. She and Dad had bought a platform bed right before they found out he had cancer and Mom tucks all around to show the side rails.

    Told y’all it was a silly question.

  64. Barb & Maggie
    7:32 pm on September 8th, 2014

    When I enlarge a FOC photo instead of being a little bigger, it takes up 80% of the screen. This happens with the two photos that are on top. Haven’t tried it with the gallery of FOC pictures.

    The worst and most inappropriate giggle fit Barb ever had happened when she was 14 or 15 years old. She and her best friend were spending a few weeks on the farm of her favorite aunt. On Sunday morning, she went to the little country church with her aunt, uncle, and their three kids. When the minister opened his mouth to start talking, he sounded exactly like Truman Capote! Barb and her fiend broke into giggles (silent ones were attempted). As she remembers it, they were complete asses, and had trouble controlling themselves through out the service. I bet her aunt could have killed them!

  65. Herd of Hounds,
    7:38 pm on September 8th, 2014

    B&M, we went right past giggles straight to lLOL on that story 🙂

  66. Tupper and Gilly
    7:41 pm on September 8th, 2014

    We admit, we kind of like the name “Quill” – it reminds us of the genial Quilleran in “The Cat Who…” books.

  67. Siber-H
    7:42 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Barb’s story…I’m giggling again.

    On a more serious note…Chet and Bernie are having record rainfall and flooding from hurricane Norbert.

  68. Thieves!
    7:46 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Nothing beats a Giant giggle.

  69. dawson
    8:13 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Barb and Maggie: I, too, used a wringer washer because it got clothes and diapers cleaner. Then they were hung out in the sun. Nothing beats getting between sheets that have been hung out in the fresh air.

  70. BearSpiritDog
    8:29 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Giggling here too. Blog Laughter is the Best.

    Sleeping on Freshly Washed Sheets that have dried in the sun and the wind. What could be Better? You tell me.

  71. O'Howlers
    8:32 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Giggles! Mom has a worse giggle story than Barb’s. She was an adult! A work friend’s father died, and she and another woman attended the funeral. The service was in a funeral home. Something was said or someone did something that made them giggle. She doesn’t remember what it was. But the more they tried to stop themselves, the more they giggled. If you have ever tried to stop yourself, you must know it just makes it worse. It was horrendous! They were mortified.
    Thankfully, their friend never mentioned it. She doesn’t think she knew, as they are still good friends.

  72. Barb & Maggie
    9:10 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Howlers, we know what you mean. You both are sitting there shaking from the silent laughter, and your eyes are tearing and you can’t stop yourself. We did it too.

    Dawson, Barb thought she was being extravagant when she bought some pre-folded diapers instead of the long ones that you folded in fourths or thirds, depending on the size of the baby. Now days they all use disposable diapers and are filling up the land fills. What is wrong with these young people?

  73. Tupper and Gilly
    9:14 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Remember the famous scene in the Mary Tyler Moore show? Chuckles the Clown was wearing a peanut costume and got “shelled” by an elephant. While everyone else makes jokes, she is horrified. But then at the funeral, it gets to her and she can’t stop giggling.
    We have been in that situation. Ours included a college course, an arrogant, self righteous professor with his fly open and a front row seat.

    We changed to a different class.

  74. Herd of Hounds,
    9:20 pm on September 8th, 2014

    B&M, mom has gotten cloth diaper service for all her nieces and nephews. Mom now gives 6 months of cotton to neighbors and friend’s children. Most never heard of it and love it and so the the babies bottoms!

  75. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Story!….Oh my dawg!…snort!…The giggle story my friend always tells is when her and her cousin were in front of a church crowd during their Confirmation – they had to answer questions and actually give a little speech…gah!…My friend was so nervous, all of 13 years old…heh!…Her grandma, the one she loved so dearly, had given her a gift wrapped in purple paper. My friend was holding it up there on the “stage” because grandma had given it too her as she was walking up the isle. Unfortunately my friend was sitting beside her cousin, the one she sat with on the school bus and laughed with everyday….grunt!….As the proceedings wore on both her and her cousin looked down as she peeled the present away from her sweaty little paws and they were purple!…heh!heh!…They wanted to laugh out loud so badly..oh my dawg….No one in their life has tried harder not to laugh like these two did, but they kept shuddering and shaking…snort!…I think my friend finally quit when it was her turn to speak at the podium…gah!…She still likes the color purple but it always reminds her of The Confirmation Day Giggles….snorkel!

  76. Masquers
    9:55 pm on September 8th, 2014


  77. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Maskers!…Her and her cousin were in the front row on stage just to make matters worse…gah!

  78. Barb & Maggie
    10:46 pm on September 8th, 2014

    Looks like many of us have our personal giggle stories. Why do they happen at such inappropriate times?

    Night all. Sleep well.

  79. Alice M. Johnson
    12:55 am on September 9th, 2014

    I remember the Quaker meeting house during silent service and my friend Betsy and I giggling so much the pew rocked back and forth. Oh My! It seems a lot of our giggles happened in religious places. And in our teenage years. Except O”Howlers. Bad Eileen!

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