Meet Vhoebe the Leaper!

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2013/oct/04/dock-jump-champion-dog/

Have a good weekend, everybody. Spence is unpacking, although most of what he took on the tour seems to be missing.

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94 Responses to “Meet Vhoebe the Leaper!”

  1. B. Stover
    9:08 am on October 5th, 2013

    Welcome home Spence. I think you should rest a bit now.

    Good morning all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:17 am on October 5th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Surprised to hear from OFA this a.m. Good surprise. Fun dog story :) Mom is off to battle stinking bugs with the sop vac. Have some kind of Saturday.
    TTFN

  3. Barb & Maggie
    9:21 am on October 5th, 2013

    Good morning all! Vee-Bee is a great looking dog. I bet Bear will feel a special kin-ship.

    Lazy morning, then going to Kelly’s later for picture taking.

  4. Wose
    9:39 am on October 5th, 2013

    Greetings!

    Welcome home, Spence!

    Chet, would you be able to out-leap Vhoebe. I know you do that best.

    I am getting wonderfluffed today.

    Everyone has a very good Saturday!!

  5. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    9:42 am on October 5th, 2013

    Good Morning to All,

    You know Rock Stars tend to lose things on tour. Of course, that is when the fans mob them. Hmmmm

    Wonderful Dock Diving . . Our vet is training her dog to dock dive. Masie’s first public jump was straight down off the dock. snicker. She is now flying at 16.5 feet.

    Masie’s brother is a champion around here. Might be some sibling competition?

    Off to get lobstah . .

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:46 am on October 5th, 2013

    We think Spence’s suitcase is mostly empty because of all the stress balls he packed.

  7. Macy the min-pin
    10:23 am on October 5th, 2013

    Lobstah? For breakfast?

  8. The Storyteller
    10:48 am on October 5th, 2013

    Macy – lobstah for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and dessert!

  9. SnowBella
    11:29 am on October 5th, 2013

    Melanie: I finally caught up on yesterday’s posts and saw your news. I had the same reaction that Golinka had—I was MAD. How dare cancer pick on you?!? But, then I saw that it can be cured, and hope and gratitude replaced the anger. Like all the others have said, we are in your corner. Head bumps…

    More to Melanie: Tenzing wants to make sure you don’t forget he makes a great pillow.

  10. Belle Starr
    11:41 am on October 5th, 2013

    Wose: While my Two-Legged is off enjoying herself, I’m working hard at my Smooching duties and keeping an eye on the Kennel. My Two-Legged said I was in charge before she left. She may have been looking at someone standing behind me when she said, “You’re in charge,” but I’m sure she meant me.

    My Two-Legged hasn’t had a relaxing vacation as she hoped. She spent time at the clinic yesterday for a sinus infection which made her grumpy. She also has had to work almost every day. Grump!

  11. O'Howlers
    11:47 am on October 5th, 2013

    Good morning!
    T&G, the story with stink bugs is that they hang on your window screen until they find a way indoors. They are pervasive. And if you squish them, they let off an odor that you will never get rid of. What we do is oh-so-gently pick them up with a square of toilet paper, and flush them down down down. Others, like HOH said, vacuum them up and then discard the bag somewhere not in the house.
    Today, they are hoping to complete the chickies’ large addendum, after the usual barn cleaning. Mom is reading a wonderful book, so she may be m.i.a. after those jobs are done.
    Melanie, if Kat becomes a nuisance, you can send her home. Her feelings won’t be (too) hurt.

  12. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    11:58 am on October 5th, 2013

    Feel better SnowBella! You need to relax. You’ll have to learn it from someone else . . I seem to have problems with that.

    Do chickens eat stinkbugs, and if they do, what do the chickens eggs small like?

    Things to ponder . .

  13. Herd of Hounds
    12:03 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Melanie: Don’t think anything eats them :( Yippee, only 5 more windows to vacuum. Just a short break.

  14. Pancho & Lefty
    12:11 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Rio: We understand the appearance of being on your best behavior. We usually take that approach when a misdeed has been discovered and we’re at the top of the list of suspects.

  15. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    12:20 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Very weird weather . . Blizzard, tornados, hot weather in the midwest, TS Karen hitting the Gulf Coast. It’s going to come in contact with the cold front coming through then ride up through the I 95 corridor.

    Wish I had a Hobbit Hole!

  16. Herd of Hounds
    12:22 pm on October 5th, 2013

    What if you pull the covers over your head? That’s what I do. -Emma P

  17. Tenzing
    1:39 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Melanie: If Pancho and Lefty can, er, procure some couch cushions, we can build a fort with the Quilt. It’s not the Hobbit Hotel, but it can do in a pinch. Say the word—Pancho and Lefty have been looking for something to do after training runs.

  18. Barb & Maggie
    1:47 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Not sure about stink bugs, but chickens love earwigs. Taste treat, and adds protein to their diet.

  19. Herd of Hounds
    2:27 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Today’s stink bug battle: Sharon 23 bajillion, Stinkbugs 1. So far so good. Ain’t life grand? It doesn’t get any better!

  20. Herd of Hounds
    2:43 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Same view as yesterday. The ones left are outside looking for a way in :) (They will probably find it.)

  21. Siber-H
    3:16 pm on October 5th, 2013

    It amazes what I sometimes learn from this blog. I thought stinkbugs might be some kind of folklore. Thank dog, we do not have them here. Skunks are fun, but I can happily live without stinky bugs.

  22. Herd of Hounds
    3:21 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Siber- Mr. H: From your mouth to dog’s ears! wish we could too!

  23. B. Stover
    4:22 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Here’s the end of a short article on stink bugs from the Washington Post:

    “So get ready. After last year’s steep decline, favorable conditions this year have apparently resulted in a population boom.”

    We’ve never had any here…and I’m glad.

  24. Herd of Hounds
    4:23 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Lucky you! They are nasty!

  25. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:52 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Stinky!…Youse guys are still talking about Stink Bugs?….gah!

    Finished!…We just finished the best book ever!…heh!heh!…It was so funny and so exciting at the same time….snort!….And there was a Pug innit…chuffle!

  26. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:07 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Missing!….After reading todays short and sweet post written by dawg knows who, I am almost totally sure that Spencer lost his Kamera on this tour…sniff!….Maybe even his phone and quite possibly that little computer he tip-taps on during those long plane rides …grunt!….What a guy!

  27. Barb & Maggie
    5:11 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Barb is still trying to pace herself with TSATF. She is up to Chapter 23, so about two thirds through. Excellent book, and so hard to set down.

    Has anyone checked out the new A. Hillerman book yet? Siber? Do you think the storyline will be seamless?

    Barb has to do her makeup and hair and head down to see the kids before the Home Coming dance. Will be gone several hours, but will try to check in upon return. Rain just started, so probably no outside pictures.

  28. Macy the min-pin
    5:13 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Mom really needs to get some different crunchy bones. These are cheapo Target brand, which I am not too crazy about, but Holly really let her know how she felt. Everybody took theirs, but Holly dropped hers on the ground and peed on it. That’s letting her know you aren’t happy by golly Holly.

  29. B. Stover
    5:14 pm on October 5th, 2013

    According to that article, stink bugs are native to China and Korea and first appeared 15 years ago. They may have come off of cargo ships and are now in 40 states. Here’s a link to another article on them which includes a video on how to keep them out.

    http://bugoftheweek.com/?offset=1379706159230

  30. Macy the min-pin
    5:15 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Re: Barb and Maggie, does anyone say they are going to “fix their face” anymore? Just a stray thought, passing through…

  31. Barb & Maggie
    5:32 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Macy, we have not heard that term around here, but Barb remembers (when she was young) women saying they were going to put on their face. Barb now has face on and her hair curled, so hopefully she won’t embarrass her granddaughter in front of all her cool friends.

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:35 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Bugs!…My friend says she remembers seeing stink bugs when she was a kid and that was more than 15 years ago…heh!heh!…This bug discussion reminds me of something. Remember I told youse guys that the gal my friend works with right now was an Etymologist? Well, she is actually a Entomologist. Meaning she likes to study insects and bugs and probably spiders. She has 2 pet tarantulas….gah!…Did you know that tarantulas can live as long as 30 years?…yeep!

  33. Herd of Hounds
    5:44 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Rio: Mom took one home from Silverado Canyon, CA in a Mickey
    D’s bag. Her 1st husband kept it for about 10 yrs.

  34. Macy the min-pin
    5:46 pm on October 5th, 2013

    HOH, did she bring it home ON PURPOSE????

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:48 pm on October 5th, 2013

    HOH!….GAH!

  36. Tupper and Gilly
    5:55 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Double GAH! to the tarantula idea.

    Errands and yard work today. We helped. This is Tupper’s idea of helping to pull up the last of the tomato vines. Yes that is a tomato in her mouth. And she has about 7 more that she has collected and piled around her feet.

    And she says By Golly Holly better not wee on them.

  37. Tupper and Gilly
    5:55 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Forgot the pic

  38. B. Stover
    6:08 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Rio: Is the entomologist going to teach at a university?

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:13 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Possessed!…Is Tupper possessed?…snort!…Look at her eyes!

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:17 pm on October 5th, 2013

    University!….Stover, she is going to work at a university but I do not believe she will be teaching classes. She will be helping the farmers and ranchers out though. My guess is to help stop their crops from being over-run by insects, but I’m not too clear on these facts…sniff!…I will learn more as time goes by…heh!

  41. Tupper and Gilly
    6:24 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Rio – yes, she is possessed by the Ghost of Tomatoes Past.

  42. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:35 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Rose!…Just wanted to let you know that we needed some quiet-time so my friend popped in “The Artist” for us to watch…heh!…What and interesting movie!!…snort!

  43. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    6:38 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Zoë’s Birthday Lobsta’s were great!!!
    She said it almost made up for turning 81.

    That’s telling those biscuits Holly!

    Usually Tupper doesn’t look like she’s about to suck the blood out of tomatoes. That is one weird look.

    Had a friend who worked in Costa Rico for awhile. He didn’t mind the iguana’s that were over two feet long that lived in the walls and ceilings. He did mind the spiders that would visit inside. One was the size of a plate.

    Yeah, strike that area off my list of places to go.

    Note to self. After spending a day living on adrenaline (yesterday) REST YOU IDIOT!

  44. Siber-H
    6:42 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Barb, Mom has still not read the Anne Hillerman book yet, but it now has 19 very good customer reviews on Amazon. Most of them seem to think that it is a worthy successor to Tony’s books.
    The publisher has dropped the price a couple of bucks on the Kindle version. It was too high.

    Aww, Tarantulas are kinda cute.

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:49 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Tarantulas!….Spiders with mink coats…heh!

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:50 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Zoe!…When did Zoe turn 80+?…sniff!…81 is old, right? Well, not as old as me, but pretty old…grunt!

  47. B. Stover
    7:05 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Happy birthday Zoe.

  48. c.hobbit
    7:52 pm on October 5th, 2013

    To recap: Alaska does not have tornadoes, hurricanes, skunks, snakes, stink bugs, fleas, heart worms, ticks or high humidity. Don’t we sound better the more you hear?

  49. c.hobbit
    7:55 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Happy 81, Zoe! I just got home from my grandniece’s 7th b-day. She, god willing, has a lot of years ahead of her! May they be as productive and rewarding and interesting as Zoe’s

  50. Herd of Hounds
    7:58 pm on October 5th, 2013

    CHobbit: And what about the white shiiiiiistuff? From October to June??????

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:59 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Zoe!…Happy Birthday!….snort!snort!….Here is a special card just from me. Those other guys wanted to sign it but I sent it off before they could…heh!heh!

    http://www.americangreetings.com/ecards/view?i=595256683&m=9432&rr=y&source=aggoogle999&c=emag63458&utm_medium=internal_email&utm_source=pickup&utm_campaign=receiver

  52. Siber-H
    8:05 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Happy Birthday Zoe!! Husky Birthday Hugs

  53. Wose
    8:28 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Zoe, Happy birthday wishes coming at you !!

  54. Wose
    8:31 pm on October 5th, 2013

    RIO! Grizz and I saw ” The Artist” more times than we can count when it was at the cinema. I hope you and your friend enjoyed it. Grizz and I certainly did.

    Today , we saw “Gravity” in IMAX 3 ! Awesome!

    How was your friend’s first week at work?

  55. Wose
    8:34 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Oh, Grizz and I will be seeing ” Captain Phillips”.

  56. Wose
    8:39 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Belle Starr: I am sure your Two-legged did mean you , when she said “You’re in charge.” You are very ‘sponsible.

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:43 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Artist!…She enjoyed it very much…snort!…I liked the little guy in the film!…heh!…I wish I could get his gig and make big bucks…sniff!

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:46 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Walk-2!….sniff!….We just came back from our second walk of the day….grump!…This worries me. It might mean that Beau’s gimpy knee is getting better…grumble!

  59. O'Howlers
    8:50 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Happy Birthday, Zoe!

    Time for supper. Whew! We are beat from watching this work all day long. Mom is grumpy because putting up that fence and all the other stuff kept her from reading all day like she wanted.

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:53 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Boston!….Beat the Tampa Bay Rays just now…sniff!…So therefore…. [grump!]

  61. Herd of Hounds
    8:55 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Mom likes reading too, go figure. How can that be?

  62. Alice M. Johnson
    8:56 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Staff is annoyed with me. I posted the other day and now everytime the computer is turned off and then on again my name is on the blog
    post area. She says she is going to get rid of me somehow. Heh heh heh. So far she’s got nuttin.

    Happy Birthday Zoe.

    I hope you got some Lobsta too Melanie, woman in waiting.

  63. Herd of Hounds
    8:56 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Happy b-day ZOE !!!

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:58 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Alice!…I’ve been trying to get rid of you for almost 4 years now….snort!…I doubt Staff will succeed where I have failed….gruffle!

  65. c.hobbit
    9:30 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Tupper’s Mom: is Tupper laying on the ground or standing? It is hard to tell with those cut off legs.

    HOH: picky, picky. There is good and bad in every situation. Does 6+ months of snow outweigh everything else on the list?

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:33 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Chobbit!….Yes!…Throw in the total darkness and minus degree temps…heh!heh!

  67. Herd of Hounds
    9:39 pm on October 5th, 2013

    CHopbbit: Mom is a CA girl living in the south now. Not sure if white shiiiituff is in her veins. She is trying.

  68. Herd of Hounds
    9:42 pm on October 5th, 2013

    AND…isn’t mom coming to AK for the start of the Iditarod and her 63rd b-day?

  69. Herd of Hounds
    10:01 pm on October 5th, 2013

    OK mom is TRYING to get to AK for the start of the Iditarod. Even if it means staying in Sea-Tac for 9 hours before getting to AK and taking March 6 & 7 to get back to the warn south.

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Show!…We are starting to watch that “Hostages” show (on Demand)…sniff!…Is it worth our time? Has anyone else seen it? That McDermott guy is the only reason my friend wants to watch it right now…gruffle!

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on October 5th, 2013

    HoH!…Maybe the rotten Itinerary is trying to tell you something…sniff!

  72. Herd of Hounds
    10:08 pm on October 5th, 2013

    So Rio, Mom should stay home and moan????? NO She will be in Ak for the start of Iditarod 2014!

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Hoh!…I’m just wandering if it is always this hard to get out of Tennessee…heh!…Or is you are a special case in point…sniff!

  74. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    10:13 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Very large earthquakes and volcanos come to mind!

    I will make sure Zoë sees her Birthday wishes and that wonderful card in the morning. I did get my own lobster. When the Stryteller heard what we had for dinner, he wanted to know why we weren’t having it next week and the big family Party. HA! I happen to know Golinka is bringing lasagna. Yum.

    About to snore here . . TTFN except G’Day to LizF

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:18 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Party!….What big family party?…sniff!….I could be there if one of those Newfies would come pick me and my little knapsack up soon…chuffle!…How about it?

  76. Herd of Hounds
    10:20 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Yep. Night night for now.

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:39 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Escape!….Well, HoH, I hope you get out of TN safely and return safely even if it will take everything you got…snort!…Maskers an I will track your perilous travels…snuffle!

  78. Macy the min-pin
    10:40 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Ooo, mom loves snow, maybe not in bulk, though. And what about the B-52 mosquitos?

  79. Staff
    10:46 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Macy the mosquitoes are big but they are not around in the winter. So you will not have to worry about them in February and March.

  80. Staff
    10:46 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Macy the mosquitoes are big but they are not around in the winter. So you will not have to worry about them in February and March.

    Let’s see if Staff or Alice post…dum da dum dumm…..

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:48 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Oh!…Brother…grunt!

  82. Staff
    10:49 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Jeez that Alice… sniff. What a pain! Speaking of which I had better go feed her and the Abbster.

    Staff learned to feed them at night and NOT in the morning. When they expected food in the morning they kept waking her up for food. So she switched them to evenings and the mornings are peaceful now.

    Nighty noodle all…Liz, you know what. (((yawn)))

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Mystery!….A four year old mystery if finally revealed…grunt!..I always wondered why those pampered Kats had to wait till late at night to be fed…heh!heh!….I hope my friend doesn’t get any big ideas now…sniff!

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:04 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Hostages!…Well, this is going to be a very good show if I do say so myself…heh!heh!…Very clever so far.

  85. BooBear
    11:20 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Happy Birthday, Zoe! Sorry this is so late in the day but hopefully, Melanie will see it in the morning and pass the message on.

    Macy, I’m with you…what about those mosquitoes? That and the minus zero weather are pretty much points on the minus side of the Alaska chart!

  86. Melanie the Zombie Has Returned
    11:58 pm on October 5th, 2013

    Oh where, oh where has my snoring gone
    Oh where, oh where can it be?
    My eyes are heavy,
    But my brain won’t stop
    Oh where, oh where can it be . .

    I am now trying Sleepytime tea and relaxing wave sounds . .

    Hopefully, I won’t be back.

    For the nightdogs, something to ponder.

  87. Tupper and Gilly
    11:59 pm on October 5th, 2013

    CHobbit – pppphhhhttthhhhhhpppptttt!

    Our legs are NOT too short! They reach the ground just fine.

    We have decided that we need to win either the lottery or Publishers Clearing House so we can buy a house in each of our favorite parts if the country, and go where the mood suits us.
    And buy Snowhook a new dog truck.
    And tickets for all Plunderers to meet somewhere.
    And fund our local food bank
    And buy GOOD bones for Macy and her girls.
    And braces for Rio
    And…….

    Oh well. We can dream.
    G’night all

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:01 am on October 6th, 2013

    Wow!…I can’t believe what I am seeing…heh!…Detroit and Oakland are in the 8th inning and neither team has scored a run yet…heh!heh!…Very, very exciting!….snorkel!

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:04 am on October 6th, 2013

    Bacon!…I could go for a bacon sandwich right now. Or even just bacon all alone…sniff!…Now I won’t be able to sleep. Thanks Melanie…grunt!

  90. Macy the min-pin
    12:27 am on October 6th, 2013

    We will chip in to get the pug braces.

  91. Melnie The Zombie's in Trouble
    1:54 am on October 6th, 2013

    (whispering). I have locked myself in my room. Nothing is working. Sleepytime tea? Nope. Ocean surf? Nadda. I can feel myself changing. My face is beginning to droop. I am begining to drool. I’m walking hunched over with a limp.

    I thought perhaps a cup of milk and honey, shush . . What was that? A barely heard woof at the door? Oh, my Dog. I went down in the kitchen and discovered , ,

    More arriving at my door, their barks become a thunder . . They are beginning to claw throu the old oak . .

    Goodbye, my friends. If you don’t hear from me tomorrow . . NO MAC! THAT’S MY FOOT . .

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