I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. – Martin Luther King

The truth is there’s not much color variety when it comes to humans, not compared to how we roll in the nation within. Take me, for example: mostly black but with one white ear, which I know on account of how many people mention it in my presence. Ever seen a human colored like me? The point is humans go on and on about skin colors when it isn’t even one of their strengths.






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42 Responses to “MLK Day”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    7:54 am on January 18th, 2016

    Love Chet’s take on color!
    Have a marvelous MLK Day.

  2. Howlers
    8:37 am on January 18th, 2016

    Good morning. Excellent post. Right on, Chet!

  3. B.Stover
    9:09 am on January 18th, 2016

    Isn’t that the truth Chet.

    Good morning all.

  4. BearSpiritDog
    9:14 am on January 18th, 2016

    Words of Wisdom on this MLK Day from Our Favorite MOTNW.

    Good Morning Everyone.

  5. Linda
    9:35 am on January 18th, 2016

    Chet is so smart!

    Good morning everyone.

  6. Howlers
    10:09 am on January 18th, 2016

    BSD? Qu’est-ce que MOTNW?

  7. Tupper's Mama
    10:15 am on January 18th, 2016

    Good morning all.
    We were reading a post on FB last night from a really great rescue service called Big Fluffy Dog. They had a picture of a BFD holding a sign saying that he didn’t care if his adoptive family was gay.
    Bet he wouldn’t care what color they were either. Or turn his nose up at them cuz they were too old. Or if heaven forbid, they weren’t of “pure” bloodlines.
    Yup, animals are so much smarter than us. And OFA is smart enough to be able to voice their thoughts.
    Queen Tuppence will be going to see her regular v e t. There is obvious improvement today. Not perfect, but she no longer looks like a Weeble Wobble when she walks

  8. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:17 am on January 18th, 2016

    Burp!…Is it morning already?…snuff!

  9. Howlers
    10:21 am on January 18th, 2016

    Egg-cellent news, Tupper’s maw!

  10. Staff
    10:27 am on January 18th, 2016

    Two bunnies in the garden today and one in the hedge on the other side of the house. Yesterday one was up on the east deck eating the bird food.

    Good news that Tupper is feeling better. Hope the vet gives her the OK.

    10:42 am on January 18th, 2016

    Yep, Chet is much smarter than most two leggeds.

    Glad Tups is feeling better. Any idea what is going on?

    It was -6* when I drove in to the office this morning. Balmy 51* inside when I got here. With the space heater running full blast it is now up to 61*. My fingers are getting numb! So quiet that I may close up shortly after lunch.

    Staff, I saw the bunny in your photo the other day. Doe he/she have to go up steps to get to that feeder?

  12. Masquers
    10:49 am on January 18th, 2016

    Howlers: Member of the nation within. (fyi: BSD doesn’t speak French)

  13. Masquers
    10:50 am on January 18th, 2016


    10:59 am on January 18th, 2016

    Has anyone read Paw Enforcement by Diane Kelly? Some reviews gave it 5 stars and other said it was utterly stupid.

  15. BooBear
    11:00 am on January 18th, 2016

    Staff, Mom and I love the nature video series. Amazing how much the camera catches.

  16. Howlers
    12:01 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Thank you, Masquers.

  17. dawson
    12:57 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Happy Martin Luther King Day!
    Sounds like he and Chet are on the same page.

    Howlers: I was wondering what MOTNW meant also.

    Staff: Ha! Did you see that raven buzz the fox? Heh, heh. That scene (minus the fox) plays out in our driveway several times a week when we put out bread soaked with the meat juice or fat of the day.

    A couple inches of new snow today – wish it was in Anchorage/Willow area.

    I’ve much running around to do today.

  18. BearSpiritDog
    1:00 pm on January 18th, 2016

    We have Not Read Paw Enforcement.
    Speaking of Reading…asking once again…are any of youse interested in All The Light We Cannot See?
    Let me know and I’ll send it off to you in the next outgoing mail.

    Queen Tuppence: Paws Crossed the VET gives you a clean bill of health today.

  19. Herd of Hounds
    3:05 pm on January 18th, 2016

    We haven’t gotten above 30 so far today 🙁 Outside it feels like qe have died and got sent to Michigan (apologies to HRH B) This causes our woosies, er,workers to stay home since thay are made out of suger and might melt.

  20. Staff
    4:18 pm on January 18th, 2016

    HOH, At least you did not get sent to North Dakota. It is much colder than Michigan. The lake effect keeps most of Michigan a little warmer.

    Barb, Yes that bunny had to climb up 4 risers to get to the food. There was a bunny and a squirrel on one of the porches this morning. they didn’t trust each other but they didn’t want to leave the food either.

  21. Herd of Hounds
    4:42 pm on January 18th, 2016

    OH Staff, what a sight! We have little brown birds, wood peckers some blue birds and “caw caw” birds (crows) The turkeys here get a bit boisterous in the winter. One cock actually stood up to my car! The Northern Harrier Hawks are a beautiful sight!

  22. Tupper's Mama
    5:02 pm on January 18th, 2016

    And now for the official report from the v e t….
    Queen Tupper does indeed appear to have had a FCE. However, it seems to be resolving as she can stand up and walk without falling over. Her left side is still very weak, and it may or may not recover completely. Her left front paw curls under, and that is what causes her to fall – her right side appears to have regained full function.
    The v e t recommends taking her for an MRI to see if the cause of the FCE can be determined. Sometimes dogs have tumors that throw off blood clots. Sometimes they eat something that causes a small stomach infection that in turn can throw a clot.
    We are going to continue treating her as we have been, and carrying her up and down stairs. We will see about the MRI in a little while, watching to see how much stronger she gets in weeks to come.
    Thank you one and all for your prayers. Even the v e t said she had never seen a dog go from unable to walk all the way up to toddling around like Tupper in just two days. She said it was almost like a miracle.


  23. Herd of Hounds
    5:05 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Yep, a Plunderer miracle. Tupper, Know you are loved by more than your immediate family 🙂

  24. Howlers
    5:09 pm on January 18th, 2016

    If Tupper is throwing something, we will be catching! Good girl!

  25. Herd of Hounds
    5:45 pm on January 18th, 2016

    We wanna play too!

  26. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    5:58 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Read up on FCEs. Can effect any breed, but more common in large dogs. Hope that is the end of it.

    Staff you were right about the cold air coming our way. One more day and then it should moderate.

    That is a clever bunny. Not surprised that the squirrel came up the steps, but I am surprised about the bunny. We have both species coming to our feeders, along with the birds, of course. And then there was the hawk who came to eat, too.

  27. Martha
    8:15 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Since Tupper is a smaller dog, it is only right that her FCE should affect her less than a big dog. We are pleased that she is getting around. Scout says it is only right that Tupper is carried about.
    Winter has arrived here in Western Mass. We do not have great quantities of snow, but the cold has settled in on top of us, apparently for the week. Having this day off from school was a blessing in many ways. It took me all three days to accomplish two days worth of work. Still working on that stamina!

  28. Tupper's Mama
    8:24 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Dear Martha – please tell Scout to not encourage HRH Tupp to be carried hither and yon. She is already being quite adorably insufferable as it is.
    With the weakness in her left side, it is much harder for her to walk on hard floors than on carpet. Fortunately, the only hard floors in this house are the kitchen and baths.

    So, we just went out in the howling, screaming cold, complete with blinding snow squalls, black ice and foolish drivers. The purpose of our mission – to go get an area rug to put down in the kitchen, so that a certain little Corgi can safely navigate.

    Yup, we love our puppies.

  29. Linda
    8:33 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Hooray for miracles!

  30. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:10 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Sniff!…Is it evening already?….grunt!…What the hell have I been doing all day long?…gug!

  31. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:12 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Right!…I’ve got it. My friend is home, supper has been supped, and now we are watching Downton Abby….chuffle!

  32. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:13 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Tupper!….The amazing Bubble-Girl…chuffle!…Good to hear that bubble may be popping at any moment now…snorkel!

  33. Herd of Hounds
    9:13 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Wahoo for our puppies!

  34. Staff
    9:55 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Prayers will keep coming at you for Queen Tuppence. We like miracles around here.

    Barb and Maggie, we have tons of the LBB’s here also. (Little Brown Birds) Ours are mostly Common Redpoll with some Northern Junco and Chickadee thrown in. Blue Jays, Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers also.

    When we drive we also see many Snow Buntings…they like to fly around in crowds. They are almost invisible when they fly across snowy fields.

  35. Thieves!
    9:56 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Bubble! Luna says we are not to make any comments about bubbles making one’s tail look big. Rather! Rather we are to be thankful for miracles which we are.

  36. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Bubble!… Gone!Gone!Gone!…snort!…By tomorrow if we all pray even harder…chuffle!…Beau has taken this to his pug-heart and making it his Mission…snorkel!

  37. Tupper
    10:38 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Mama says I need to say thank you to everyone.
    For some reason, she was so scared for me. I wasn’t scared. I knew Mama was holding me and that dam v e t was doing stuff that was embarrassing, but it didn’t hurt.
    The worst part of all this? Those Wrotten Kats are calling me Bubble Butt

    That is just not funny. I am, after all ROYALTY!

  38. Elim
    10:56 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Tupper: I can relate to the embarrassing antics of vets. I have made quite a fuss at each and every vet check for all of our races. Vets seem to be under the wrong impression that just because one has a tail, that it must be lifted. Tenzing has been know to back into the corner when he visits the vet.

  39. ALR
    11:21 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Good for Tupper and Plunder Prayers. I am wondering if physical therapy like massaging the foot that still wants to turn under would help. I know with humans it is important to keep the limbs moving even if the patient can’t move them. Don’t know if I expressed this right but moving that foot for her while she is being held and loved might help?

  40. Wolfie
    11:40 pm on January 18th, 2016

    Makes good sense to me!

  41. Staff
    12:42 am on January 19th, 2016

    Sounds good to me also ALR. I used to live with Emily the cat and she had a stroke and lost mobility on her right hind leg. She was supposed to exercise it but didn’t want to. In order to exercise it I would gently hold her paw. She would jerk the leg trying to free her paw. Good therapy and fun too. Well, it was fun for me! LOL She lived for several more years. Always was a little gimpy after that but she got around OK.

    Pawyers still going out for all our gimpy friends. Martha and Tupper. And for everyone else too!

    Nighty noodle

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