Mapping, Magnoreceptivity, and Me

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73 Responses to “Mapping, Magnoreceptivity, and Me”

  1. Belle Starr
    9:09 am on January 27th, 2014

    Poop! My Two-legged is headed north again. She says the airport is her second home. I think it must be her first home because she isn’t here long enough to rub my belly as much as I’d like.

    I am to tell you that she will be thinking of youse while she is away.

  2. B. Stover
    9:10 am on January 27th, 2014

    Good morning all.

  3. Wose
    9:51 am on January 27th, 2014

    Greetings!

    Pixie, may your travels be safe.

    Good morning, HRH.

    I may be away from the blog for a while. I am deep undercover, on a mission for the Commander. Belle Starrr, thank you for the sparkly backpack.

  4. Macy the min-pin
    10:30 am on January 27th, 2014

    Good morning all. While we are not having frigid temps (33), the wind is steady at 40 mph, making it difficult to concentrate on my “business” while worrying about being blown over. Belle is more sturdy, so she has no problem, but as you all know, I am dainty. When will we ever get indoor plumbing?

  5. Macy the min-pin
    10:33 am on January 27th, 2014

    Would this be a “cat burglar”?

  6. Herd of Hounds
    10:35 am on January 27th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! Still far from tip top around here but mom got up and made our breakfast. Now she’s threatening us with a nap. Darling Darah has been bringing in icebergs from the pool and pond. She’s quite a good hockey player. Mom’s leaving the ipaw on today so we’ll check in sometimes. She wants to thank her dear friends for checking on her yesterday. She hopes she was coherent for Macy’s Mom.
    Have a munificent Monday. (yeah, a day, can health be far away….Oh, Rio, mom had flu shot at the hospital and takes her airborne when ever she goes out)

  7. Staff
    10:36 am on January 27th, 2014

    Mollypop’s mom. I have been trying to find a phone number for you because the email doesn’t seem to be working. However no phone number is available. Could you put it on dishlickers for me?
    I am down to just a few tickets to the east and so need to make my reservations to either Buffalo or Springfield today.

    Or you could call me before noon your time. My number here is six one two 927 five zero eight seven. I will be making the reservations this afternoon.

  8. O'Howlers
    10:38 am on January 27th, 2014

    Staff, we are SDDing you MPM’s SDD name.

  9. Barb & Maggie
    10:45 am on January 27th, 2014

    Staff, we sent you a SDD too about the trip east.

    Here is a picture of what Josh could see out his truck windshield last night. Scary!

  10. B. Stover
    11:00 am on January 27th, 2014

    It’s sunny here today…and 8 degrees F. I ventured out for supplies. We haven’t had this much snow in a number of years.

    Good to hear from HOH.

  11. B. Stover
    11:05 am on January 27th, 2014

    Barb: Yes, that is scary.

  12. Masquers
    11:19 am on January 27th, 2014

    The Weatherman says it is 30 degrees here on the Island…my whiskers beg to differ…I, Weatherkat, am sensing a temp of 38 & foggy.
    B&M: See? There is NO visibility out that truck window. None. Yeep!
    BTW…Happy, Happy B-Day to Josh!
    HOH: Happy to hear from youse.
    A good morning to all and a feel-better-day.
    And a safe flight to our Pixie.

  13. B. Stover
    11:26 am on January 27th, 2014

    From my easy chair:

  14. B. Stover
    11:28 am on January 27th, 2014

    That mound of snow near the window is a three-foot drift.

  15. dawson
    12:09 pm on January 27th, 2014

    BStover: Snowed in. Snow capped fenceposts. Looks like a lovely winter’s day. A good day to be retired. In the easy chair with a book.

    Spence: So now we can get our dogs into the “poop study”. I like the last two sentences of the article.

  16. Barb & Maggie
    12:24 pm on January 27th, 2014

    That is a beautiful picture Bee. Much better to be looking at it from inside.

    We talked to the foster people who have Gucci. They said she is a little doll – no accidents, no food aggression, great with their other dogs and their 10 year old daughter. All is looking good. She will be arriving Saturday morning if her checkup shows that the UTI is gone.

  17. dawson
    12:29 pm on January 27th, 2014
  18. Herd of Hounds
    12:36 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Dawson: It worked, mom’s grinning :)
    HRH B: Glad that white shiitake is at your house.

  19. Diane C.
    12:51 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Hello All–It RAINED last night! (And we totally need it, so I’m happy.)

    Macy–Nice photo/poster! (I’m tittering)

    Dawson0–Laughing out loud…

    Alice M. Johnson–I made a small donation via the Snowhook website last week that I hoped would automatically qualify for being matched. How do I find out?

  20. Staff
    12:56 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Whew. talked to Judith…YAY. So fun to be doing this. Sent the chicken lady (DianeC. that means BarbandMaggie) my info and so maybe she will join us on our train trip. I think I should order some new cards for the trip.

    Dawson the reservation is made. WhooHEee!

    Gosh won’t Melanie and Amalia be surprised when they find out. Gulp.

    Barb, I have driven in snow like that and it isn’t fun. At least he had a car in front of him so he could see a little bit the way to go. YIKES

    Speaking of weather. It was a bright and sunny -15 this morning. Right now we are up to -12. I don’t know what the wind chill is but we would call is really cold. heh heh heh. I am looking forward to warming up in AK! Here is the forecast.

    .A WIND CHILL WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
    INTO WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN…THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING.
    TEMPERATURES SHOULD REMAIN BELOW ZERO UNTIL AT LEAST MIDDAY
    TUESDAY…AND COMBINED WITH WINDS REMAINING AROUND 10 MPH…
    WIND CHILLS WILL RANGE FROM 35 TO 50 BELOW ZERO.

  21. Diane C.
    12:59 pm on January 27th, 2014

    HO’H–Glad your Mom is doing better–please cooperate so she can get enough rest.

    Is anyone getting sprung from the hospital today?

  22. Staff
    1:09 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Hey DianeC.
    Usually, to match, you tell the person running that fund that you would like to donate so much for a matching grant and they tell the list.
    I do not show a donation for Booties from you on my list. If you did make a donation to the booties my SDD is ncdrewatgeemaledotcom. I bet you can figure that out.

    If your donation was to the Feed the Giant fund (Rio) or to the checkpoint fund (Dawson) they should have been notified by you also. So, if you just sent it to Snowhook, let one of us know please.

  23. B. Stover
    1:34 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Thank you Dawson. That was funny. I wonder what Chet would think of three tennis balls in the mouth.

  24. Herd of Hounds
    1:49 pm on January 27th, 2014

    (muffled) Mouf-fuh.

  25. Masquers
    1:56 pm on January 27th, 2014
  26. Barb & Maggie
    1:58 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Staff, Got it, will be checking tickets this afternoon.

    Barb just watched me outside doing my business. First I faced west, than I turned around and faced east. But maybe that is because our lower yard is on an incline and I would be facing down hill if I faced north. Further study is needed.

  27. BooBear
    2:09 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Mom is sorry. She was super busy this weekend and didn’t get the budget looked at but she will. I know she has some extra money from the airline refund that she can send to several of these funds. And maybe get some candy bars sent to the Giant!

  28. BearSpiritDog
    2:15 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Is it just Me Having Deja Vu, or is today’s post Strangely Familiar?

  29. Herd of Hounds
    2:19 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Yes, but mom thought she was hallucinating. So we might be hallucinating together. Does that make us twins?

  30. BearSpiritDog
    2:49 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Hounds: Hallucinating-Going Back in Time always does that to you.
    And, Yes we’re Twins.

  31. Diane C.
    2:56 pm on January 27th, 2014

    BSD–I was wondering about that too (didn’t say anything lest someone point out the fast-fading brain cells…)

  32. Diane C.
    2:57 pm on January 27th, 2014

    BSD–I think you were clever to keep changing your orientation. You have to inject a little excitement and interest into your life however you can. (Also makes for full employment for scientists…)

  33. Diane C.
    2:58 pm on January 27th, 2014

    BSD–Sorry–I was mixing you up with someone else in that last message–meant for the Barb and Maggie 4-legged.

  34. Herd of Hounds
    3:06 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Mom thinks it is time for Diane to get herself an avatar. All in favor, say “aye”.

  35. B. Stover
    3:06 pm on January 27th, 2014

    We had this same topic on the blog on January 3 this year. It was a Fox news article.

  36. Masquers
    3:23 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Fox news article then, now Washington Post.
    Well now…this makes purrfect sense.
    DianeC: Go to gravatar.com

  37. Staff
    3:29 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Aye

  38. Alice M. Johnson
    3:30 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Aye

  39. AbbietheKitty
    3:30 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Aye

  40. Staff
    3:53 pm on January 27th, 2014

    My nearest neighbor at the farm posted this picture from her front door yesterday.

    The roads are supposed to be drivable today.

  41. Barb & Maggie
    4:02 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Aye.

  42. Barb & Maggie
    4:07 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Staff, We remember looking out at views like that!

  43. Tupper and Gilly
    4:20 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Aye from all of us too!

    Hi everyone – our family is now back all together. In a nutshell, the Storyteller had developed pleurisy. They kept him hanging around the hospital so he could get breathing treatments until his lung was all healed. He got sprung yesterday.
    Mama actually had the flu, even though she did get a flu shot. She was feeling kind of sickly last week as you know. On Friday morning, she felt really sick, and went to the Urgent Care at her doctor’s office. That’s the last thing she remembers until hearing the ambulance siren…from inside the ambulance. Sheesh.

    She was in a “Precaution Room” in the hospital, so no one could come in without a sterile gown, mask and gloves. And she was pretty sick. But she didn’t know anything about the Storyteller not liking her nurse until she read it on this here blog.

    Today, the doctor said her lungs were clear and her fever was gone, so he threw her out of the hospital before she caught some bug that might be floating around there. She is home, but has to stay away from Gramp and the Storyteller unless she is wearing a mask. And she is not allowed into the kitchen – she can’t touch anything.

    (snickering a little here)

    And now, she says she needs a nap – and we get to join her. Hope everyone else is either healthy or getting better.

  44. Herd of Hounds
    4:30 pm on January 27th, 2014

    T&G, hold her down and keep her warm during the nap. Will the boys survive having to “bach” it in the kitchen? Daddy Dawg is pretty handy but mom’s Papa could burn water :)

  45. Macy the min-pin
    4:46 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Major guffaw that Golinka is banned from the kitchen. I see a couple of men learning to use a can opener fast.

  46. Barb & Maggie
    4:52 pm on January 27th, 2014

    We think they should make her some homemade chicken soup to help her get better. Get goin’ guys!

  47. Macy the min-pin
    4:54 pm on January 27th, 2014

    http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2F-ssXJtzFOjA&h=4AQGDtWTW

    If you get British humour, these should give you a bit of a giggle.

  48. Herd of Hounds
    5:03 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Macy: giggle, snort, chuffle.
    Diane, looks like the “ayes” have it, even T&G’s Mama got in on it. You need an avatar :)

  49. Staff
    5:21 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Golinka we are sure glad you are back and good enough to be out of the hospital. Now get back in the bed and rest up. The quilt is available.

    I might just have to nap now also.

    BBL

  50. B. Stover
    5:32 pm on January 27th, 2014

    The new season of Perception starts tonight.

    Welcome back T&G’s mom.

  51. O'Howlers
    6:32 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Thank Dog T&G’s family is reunited. Tell your mama and dad to please take it easy. Chinese take-out!

  52. BearSpiritDog
    6:39 pm on January 27th, 2014


    They’re Home!!! Tummies for us, us, us!!!

  53. Herd of Hounds
    6:43 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Quite the Corgi smile :)

  54. BearSpiritDog
    7:03 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Royals: Not that youse were Ever deprived of Food & Tummies whilest your Mama & Dad were away :)
    I’ll bet the Plunderers missed them as much as you and thHerbKats did.

  55. Wose
    7:08 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Pure happiness…so wonderful that the Royal family is home.

  56. Barb & Maggie
    7:11 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Cute Corgi! We just read that the Queen likes Dorgies too.

    Barb is supposed to go to Josh’s tomorrow morning at 5:00 a.m. to watch the kids while they go to Florida for a bike business trip. Most of the flights at O’Hare were canceled today, so not sure they will really be leaving. Hopefully they will call and tell us that the flight has been rescheduled for later in the day. The bike manufacturer paid for their tickets so they didn’t have any choice on the time. Yuck!
    The kids will just be here tomorrow, Friday afternoon, and Sat. evening for an overnight, then ‘rents will return Sunday.

  57. Diane C.
    7:32 pm on January 27th, 2014

    T and G–Yay! This is wonderful news (especially the group nap).

    Everyone–You’re talking about those tiny little pictures that can’t even be seen with any detail, right?

  58. Herd of Hounds
    7:42 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Bingo! Mom is computer illiterate so had to have help.

  59. BearSpiritDog
    7:42 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Diane: Right!

    We too will be Gone Beginning Tomorrow afternoon for a 2 Week house-sitting Gig due South.
    TechNoKat will no doubt figure out a way to check in with our Blog-Mateys.

  60. Staff
    9:09 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Hey all you Plunderers!
    We have an offer of 25.00 matching offer. YAHOO!
    The booty fund is hoping you will dig under the recliner cushions and see if you can’t find a few more dollars to be a match this for the booty fund. Remember you can match any amount, it doesn’t have to be the entire 25.00 at once!

    Right now the total is 1100.00 with the new 25.00 matched we will be at 1150. Our goal is 1500. and somewhere in the middle there will be another potholder available. (A fruit and veggie potholder) Only Alice M. Johnson knows when and she won’t tell. Please do not send her treats as a bribe.)
    And when we get to our goal the person who puts us over will get a batch of Wolfie’s terrific Toffee! Whoo Hooo

    Remember to tell me about the donation but you send any monies to the giants directly at Snowhook.

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:10 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Freezed!….What a day!…snort!…Snow and ice, ice and snow, wind and blowing …sniff!….Beau and I peed on the patio at least 4 times…heh!heh!…My friend says she has had it with winter and wants to move to New Mexico…grunt!…Hey, isn’t that where SiberH lives? If we could live next to SiberH then I say we should go…snort!….All that reminds me, SiberH and Rose are deep under-cover by now creeping closer and closer to Manning’s hotel room door…wheeze!!

  62. Staff
    9:11 pm on January 27th, 2014

    This is for our 25 matching offer grantor! Thanks a lot!

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Staff!…WooooHoooo!….The Shake Yer Bootie Campaign is right on track to meet its goal of 1500 awesome Green Booties!…snort!snort!

  64. Staff
    9:20 pm on January 27th, 2014

    And this is just because it always makes me laugh…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HdY2YuagUw

    and Rio, that is Harry Connick Jr. singing.

  65. Herd of Hounds
    9:36 pm on January 27th, 2014

    We agree, funny stuff. Hope Melanie is doing better. Missed her so far today. Fading fast here but didn’t do anything. Tomorrow is another day.

  66. Tupper and Gilly
    9:40 pm on January 27th, 2014

    BSD – That is EXACTLY the expression we have now that proper tummy attention is being paid.
    And we love that video – of course we think that doggie is nuts…

    Guess what? We get to sleep with Mama tonight. She still has to be isolated, but we can’t catch the flu, so we get to sleep with her.

    And that is where we are headed now – good night all, and thanks for all the good thoughts.

  67. Basil and Sage
    9:43 pm on January 27th, 2014

    (whispering – those dam Corgis THINK they get to sleep with Mama, but since she is sleeping in the living room on an air mattress, we think it is OUR job to test for correct air pressure.

    Bo-ing, bo-ing, aaaaeeeeeiiiiii – KAT-A-PULT!

  68. Barb & Maggie
    9:49 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Staff, That Basset looks almost exactly like Gucci, who may be joining us Saturday.

    Sleep well Golinka, whether you sleep with the Corgis or the Kats, or heaven forbid, both!

    Nighty noodles from us too. May have an early day tomorrow.

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:08 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Katapult!…snort!…How far did they fly? Lets hope their claws are not sharp enough to phhhhhhssssssst! ….heh!

  70. Staff
    11:07 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Yeep! We have had a match for 10 of the 25 available matching dollars. YAY! That means our total is now at 1120. 15.00 is still waiting for a match…pant pant pant….

    And for our wonderful donor matcher…

    Thank YOU!

  71. Staff
    11:08 pm on January 27th, 2014

    Hey Barb and Maggie, Gucci was on my mind when I came across that picture. Heh. I thought it might be close.

  72. Macy the min-pin
    11:29 pm on January 27th, 2014

    That is one good-looking dog there!

  73. Staff
    12:01 am on January 28th, 2014

    Heh Macy. We thought of you when we saw that one! We are doing a lot of thinking today!

    Nighty noodle toodle-oo

    Sleepy here.

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