National Dog Day

“Apparently it’s National Dog Day,” Admin says. “Know anything about it?”

“I think it’s fairly recent,” says Spence. “Other than that, no.”

“Does it mean Chet gets the day off?” Admin says.

Day off? I don’t like the sound of that at all. I’m a player!

“Saw your interview at LitStack,” Admin says. “Okay to post it?”


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126 Responses to “National Dog Day”

  1. Melanie
    9:01 am on August 26th, 2011

    Loving this . . . (Although who ended up being the sidekick is debatable.)

    Tell Spencer, Admin, Audrey, Peter and all, to take care!

    Today is getting ready for Irene. Making sure there’s enough gas for the generator, grabbing milk and yogurt. Other stuff that I put on a list that I’m not remembering because I have not had enough coco.

    Morning ALL!! Sounds like a party might be going on in AK! Love it! Take pictures!

  2. B.Stover
    9:34 am on August 26th, 2011

    Hey Chet! That is a good interview.

    Good morning all.

  3. Basil and Sage
    9:55 am on August 26th, 2011

    Greetings to all – especially Alice, Abbie, BlueCat, Gus and BooBear, Buddy and TC and any other Kats who may be listening.
    National Dog Day indeed! What folderol! Like they need a day. These stupid Dawgs around here get treats just for being alive, they get to go for car rides (which, truth be told, make us sick) and they get to go outside and chase bears.
    And do WE get a day? We who hunt down vicious mousies, both real and catnip; we who hold down the carpet when the sun shines in and threatens to lift it up, we who keep blankets firmly tucked around people’s legs in bed; we who are impossibly cute and/or beautiful? NO! It’s not fair, we tell you. It’s absolutely unamerican! It’s obviously a plot by evil forces who want to subjegate the rights of all Kitties……what? What did Tupper just say…..oh….National Kat Day is October 29…….
    um…..nevermind. Happy Dog Day.

  4. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:08 am on August 26th, 2011

    Day!… I knew there was a day especially for me somewhere!…heh!…Today is that day by golly!…snorkel!…Last night I got the ball out of my bed and then someone almost slipped on it in the middle of the night…grunt!…It has not been seen since….sniff!

  5. Masquers
    10:08 am on August 26th, 2011

    Traveled over hill & dale
    Miles along the dusty trail
    On a Mission far & wide
    To find our missing Rose
    Now she is home! Hurray!
    There is only this to say
    While I was coming back
    Got a little bit off-track
    Today I’m home again!

    (The Kat Who Knew Too Much)

  6. Basil and Sage
    10:13 am on August 26th, 2011

    oooo-Masquers – our bad…we forgot to include you in our list. Forgive us, oh Great Traveler of the Dusty Track. Glad you’re back.

  7. Masquers
    10:14 am on August 26th, 2011

    The Herb Kats are right!
    Where is OUR Day of Glory
    Of Recognition for deeds
    Well done? I say Protest!

  8. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:30 am on August 26th, 2011

    Kats! … Schmats!…heh!

  9. Rose
    10:34 am on August 26th, 2011

    Masquers: I knew you would tell the story much better than I!

    All Kats and their people who love them UNITE! Kats are intelligent, heroic (that would be you Masquers!), intuitive, beautiful, good human warmer-uppers (Kelly was the bestest!), AND they have nine lives! We must demand a day for KATS!!!!!

  10. BearSpiritDog
    10:39 am on August 26th, 2011

    Good Morning!

    Tupper&Gilly: Was it your dad who came up with the idea of the decals? That is a very good one. Hey! another project!

    Rio: At the risk of asking a stupid question – have we decided how we will be posting our Goods on the Snowhook Mercantile site?

  11. Basil and Sage
    10:41 am on August 26th, 2011

    OK – come on Fellow Kats – its a protest song Sing-Along;

    All We Are Saaaaay-ing
    Is Give Friskies a Chance

    Where Have All the Mousies Gone?

    …and they won’t believe
    We are the Kats of Destruction!

    I am Kitten
    Hear me Roar
    In numbers too big
    to ignore….

  12. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:42 am on August 26th, 2011

    Bear!… Instructions will be forthcoming, so hang onto your shorts…snort!…I have not forgotten about the Mercantile Store. It is near and dear to my pug heart…grunt!burp!

  13. Barb & Maggie
    10:55 am on August 26th, 2011

    Good morning and Happy National Dog Day, to all those worthy of the recognition (no kats, of course). Dog Day is actually on our calendar.
    In October, we have National Feral Cat Day on Oct. 16th as well as the regular Kat Day here to fore mentioned. Who knew Ferals had their own day? Is there as National Feral Dog day, I humbly ask?
    On a more serious note, we have had way too many disasters this year. What is happening? Is everybody getting ready for tomorrow? Guess there are some good things about living in Illinois, not many but a few.

  14. Masquers
    10:55 am on August 26th, 2011

    Good Morning Rose!
    I am preparing the posters & protest signs
    for the Big Demonstration on the Korner
    Let us hear from all felines today.

  15. Basil and Sage
    10:59 am on August 26th, 2011

    Masquers – RRRROOOOAARRRRRRRRR…ack, ack, ack…

  16. BearSpiritDog
    11:09 am on August 26th, 2011

    Barb&Magpie: I don’t think dogs go feral unless you could call them wolves. Speaking of us Wolf types – where are Siber-H and the O.Howlers this morning? Come join the party. It’s our day! (pssst…pay no attention to those kats over there…although, they do seem to be growing in numbers…kind of scary)

  17. Rose
    11:15 am on August 26th, 2011

    All we need are KATS, All we need are Kats, Kats, Kats are all we need!

    B&S: Love your singing!

  18. BearSpiritDog
    11:17 am on August 26th, 2011

    Maggie! Quick! Post the date of that National Cat Day so this krowd of kats will disburse. Yikes!

  19. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:20 am on August 26th, 2011

    Mob!…It’s a Flash Mob of Kats!….gah!

  20. Basil and Sage
    11:20 am on August 26th, 2011

    Bear Spirit Dog – actually it was our Grampa who came up with the idea of the decal.

    And we have a question – you wear SHORTS????

  21. Basil and Sage
    11:24 am on August 26th, 2011

    That’s right Rio – we ARE a Flashy Mob!

    And don’t you forget it!

  22. BearSpiritDog
    11:25 am on August 26th, 2011

    Rio: The new toy. Perhaps your Friend could put it high on a shelf to be admired (not wrestled with and stepped on during the night) as Siber-H’s mom did with his Huskies from the auction.

  23. Siber-H
    11:28 am on August 26th, 2011

    Happy National Dog Day to all my canine friends here on the blog!! I hope Chet and Audrey have a special day. We are going back to the dog park at sunset for a small celebration with my closest friends and treats from the three dog bakery.
    Today, Kats should simply be ignored.

    I read the interview with Spence yesterday on LitStack…got a kick out of the story of Audrey and Spence swimming.

  24. BearSpiritDog
    11:30 am on August 26th, 2011

    Basil&Sage: Just another odd expression…”Hold on to your shorts!”
    (lol – I’d look pretty funny in shorts – don’t you think?) Anyone know where the saying came from?

  25. Alice m. Johnson
    11:32 am on August 26th, 2011

    Basil and Sage,
    There is a famous youtube video of Jack the cat chasing a bear. You should check it out. 🙂

  26. Alice M. Johnson
    11:36 am on August 26th, 2011

    Basil and Sage,
    There is a famous youtube video of Jack the cat chasing a bear. You should check it out. 🙂

    Kats are all we need….Heh

  27. BearSpiritDog
    11:37 am on August 26th, 2011

    Siber-H: You guys and gals sure know how to celebrate in your neck of the woods! (hmm…”neck of the woods”)

  28. Barb & Maggie
    11:53 am on August 26th, 2011

    Bear, National Feral Cat Day is Oct. 16. Regular National Cat Day, for those who are semi-civilized is Oct. 29th. Also, just in case anyone cares, National Mule Day is Oct. 26th, and Dec. 2nd is National Mutt Day. Didn’t some reviewer call Chet a mutt?

  29. BearSpiritDog
    12:15 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Thanks Maggie. Maybe that post will calm those krazy kats down. Kats! October 29th is your day. Let us dawgs celebrate today in peace.

  30. Rose
    12:17 pm on August 26th, 2011
  31. Rose
    12:21 pm on August 26th, 2011


    Enjoy your celebration…it sounds lovely!

    Hugs and lots of tummies coming to you from me!

  32. Siber-H
    12:41 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Thank You Rose!

    You are in the path of the hurricane. I’m concerned about all of you that are going to experience it.

  33. Masquers
    12:58 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Rose: Thank you for that link. MasCAT – very cute!

    Alice: I saw the photo of The Catty Librarian’s Elliott slinking across the roof. Looks like a black panther up there. That guy needs his own avatar!

  34. Rose
    1:12 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Masquers: You are very welcome. Perhaps some of the blog kats should enter the Mascot Contest.

    SiberH: Thanks for your concern. I think in the part of NY that I live in, it will mostly be very heavy rain and winds. The concern seems to be for the residents of NYC, and those in Long Island coastal areas. NYC is shutting down all subway and commuter rails beginning tomorrow at 4.

    Melanie: Is YSAS safe?

  35. BearSpiritDog
    1:14 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Wolfie: From last night…that was a great link for the decals. Just may be what we are looking for.

    Staff: Wow! The Little League team in the World Championship game on Saturday. What an accomplishment!

    Melanie: Hope Zoe is feeling better today. Give her hugs from us.
    What do you think of Dawson’s suggestion for Dan’s White Wings?

    Like Siber-H, we too are very concerned about all of you in the path of Irene. Stay safe! (whispering) Nana always says; If you are prepared for something it is less likely to happen. Let us hope she is correct)

  36. Barb & Maggie
    1:32 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Bear, Since your mama and Barb seem to have similar viewing taste, has she seen Songcatcher? We have it coming in today’s mail and it looks like something they both would like. Bee too, Rio, maybe, not so sure.

    Also, did any of youse see Welcome to the Rileys?

  37. BearSpiritDog
    1:47 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Barb&Maggie: Yes, we saw Welcome to the Rileys and liked it. Never have seen Songcatcher. Although it once was a film of interest it somehow got moved down in the queue. Let us know how you like it.

  38. Masquers
    2:07 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Bangor Daily News says prepare for Irene…
    Everyone on the Eastern Seaboard take care!

  39. Debbie LM
    2:12 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Hunkering down here in disaster central. The power company just made “robo calls” to everyone to let us know that we will probably lose power tomorrow “for multiple days.” SHEEZE!
    Earthquakes, now a hurricane – and we supposedly are in a less risky area of the country.
    Love the protest KAT songs – you all are a hoot. But we know the truth, every day is National Kat Day – right?

  40. B.Stover
    2:24 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Spence is also on the Eastern Seaboard. Yikes! I hope all stay safe.

    Barb: I don’t think I’ve seen Songcatcher. Are you getting it from Netflix?

  41. Barb & Maggie
    2:40 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Yes, Songcatcher is from Netflix. Welcome to the Rileys has a lot of language – so if the f word offends, probably don’t want to watch it. We are fine with language, just extreme violence is something we stay away from. Welcome was interesting, and was sort of uplifting in a way, but not in a sugary, unrealistic sense.

    Gosh, the weather is acary. Barb’s bro and SIL are far enough inland that they are ok, but we have a lot of blog friends that are going to need to hunker down, or escape to higher ground!

  42. BearSpiritDog
    3:18 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Netflix! Reminds us to change our subscription to either dvds or streaming, not both. The last bill came to over seventeen dollars with tax – too too much!

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:22 pm on August 26th, 2011

    YEEP!….That Hurricane gets bigger and bigger every time I see a photo of it….Yeep!….Take cover and batten down the hatches!….grunt!…..Spencer better hang onto something so he doesn’t get swept out to sea…chorkel!….I joke, but what would we do without the little pointy-headed guy?…sniffle! ….Maybe all you guys on the East Coast should come stay with me here in high-and-dry Colorado for the weekend…hmmm? ….No Kats Allowed.

  44. Masquers
    3:29 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Debbie: Of course, we would agree – everyday is National Kat Day!
    You, Wookie and Dad stay safe! Can’t imagine storm warnings going all the way up the coast to Maine! We sure have had some Weather this year – all across the country.

    Melanie: When you are back from gathering supplies check in with us. This request goes out to everyone in the wake of the storm.

  45. Alice M. Johnson
    3:35 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Denali alaska National Park Check out the sled dog puppycam!

  46. Siber-H
    3:44 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Alice, That is very nice of you on National Dog Day…the puppycam.

    I wonder how many of you in the hurricane’s path will be without power and for how long. sob, You might not be able to check in with us for days.

  47. Masquers
    3:50 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Puppy webcam. Yes, Alice, I guess. Throw the dogs a bone.

  48. Masquers
    3:56 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Wait a minute!…what am I saying…Siber is my very good friend. Sorry for the rude comment. I got caught up in the events of the day.

  49. Rose
    4:22 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Okay, so I am getting ready to leave work. Once home, the Prof and I will do the important things…Charge phones, IPods, and Nooks (We are reading “Freedom”). We’ll do shopping today (like my boy, Kelly, I do not like getting wet). Hopefully, we will not lose power.

    Please, everyone be safe!!!

  50. Melanie
    4:40 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Back from errands. Jeez Louise, I wish I had been able to get out yesterday. NO SHOPPING CARTS! Had to wait to grab one. And I really didn’t mean to knock that poor man down. . .

    Latest on hurricane in this area. “Supposedly” it will hit CT as a Category 1 and come through MA right in The Royals’ and The Pack’s county. wow . . .

    We’ve battened down the hatches. The police have robo called saying we are expecting 10 inches of rain and that though they will be patrolling (1 car for the town) don’t expect instant help. He also said that if it were snow we would have 7 feet.

    Always looks on the bright side, our police chief!

    YSAS is going to Queens for the duration. Leaving the city tonight, he’s got an audition in 10 minutes and going after that.

    They have bottled water, boarded (bored) games, batteries and such.

    They are closing all Mass Transportation on Saturday at 12 noon.

    Jesse really helped out today. Everything that can move is either in the garage, shed or tied down.

    Whew, I’m going to have some V8 and relax with some Due South.


  51. BearSpiritDog
    4:54 pm on August 26th, 2011

    We can only hope that THE WEATHERMAN is exaggerating once again.

  52. Belle Starr
    5:05 pm on August 26th, 2011

    All: Please stay safe and check in as you are able.

    Rio: Do you think TMG are behind the new baseball toy grief to prevent your friend from coming to AK? I wouldn’t put it past them.

  53. Tupper and Gilly
    5:13 pm on August 26th, 2011

    We finally got the computer away from those dang cats. And now we are getting to scared to say much. The weatherman says we are going to GET HIT with THE BIGGEST STORM in 50 YEARS!!! He says we may get up to 10 INCHES of RAIN and may have FLOODING and HIGH WINDS!

    Ok, to be honest, we are a little concerned. We have had a tornado, an earthquake and now a hurricane – geez, not the kind of triple header we would prefer.

    We live on top of a hill, so flooding is not a big concern. We have lots of big trees in the yard, so that is a little scary. We did not get bottled water – we filled a few jugs. We do have a good supply of batteries, candles, charcoal (to grill with) and most important – potato chips. Any emergency can made a little better with potato chips. And dog biscuits…lots and lots of dog biscuits.

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:14 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Toy!… My new toy is up high somewhere….sniff!… Seems I was fussing with it too much and then leaving it lie around where someone could get hurt on her way to the bathroom in the middle of the night….grunt! ….I definitely need to re-think my toy batting order. Some of these toys can go to the bull-pen, she says some can be retired, but I disagree….gruffle!…I might make some trades, but I will never retire a toy….grunt! …Then I will have room for the big slugger to come and make his home here in my warm soft bed….wuffle!

  55. BearSpiritDog
    5:14 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Belle Starr: We think NOTHING will prevent Rio & Friend from making the trek to Alaska! (neither rain or sleet nor…..,,)

  56. Buddy and T.C.
    5:23 pm on August 26th, 2011



  57. OleyHowlers
    5:28 pm on August 26th, 2011

    National Dog Day! Wow. and all we get to do is help with hurricane preparation. We can’t talk long. Pop is stopping at the grocery store on his way home. Its probably so crowded he won’t make it home til midnight!
    Mom is getting ready to go clean stalls, after she unloads the rest of the feed (dog feed, cat feed, bird feed). She unloaded horse feed already. Just so there is enough food for us, we will ride this storm out just fine.
    Mom is all in a frazzle with all of the dire predictions. Are they just going a little crazy again? Or is this hurricane really going to be that bad? We were afraid Pop would have to go to work Saturday night so that he is there in case of any outages. But he found out that he can stay home until/unless there are outages at the hospital.
    Tomorrow morning, Mom and Pop are going to put away everything that is outside: patio furniture, porch furniture, firepit furniture, riding ring obstacle course stuff. We are hoping our lounge chairs get to stay out.

  58. OleyHowlers
    5:29 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Is it cool or what? An earthquake and a hurricane in the same week? So much excitement!

  59. Masquers
    5:32 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Buddy & T.C.! How are things in Oley? Hope the Howlers and Shriek are inside and accounted for.

  60. Wölfie
    5:33 pm on August 26th, 2011

    I recieved a quote of $.89 for the decals. Another anonymous donor has stepped forward to pay for 200 decals. What does everyone think? Shall we use this as another fund raiser for snowhook? Maybe charge either $2.00 or $2.50 (which includes postage) each?

  61. Buddy and T.C.
    5:34 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Hi Masquers! We missed you! What was the real story with you and Rose?

    We wish our Howlers were in here with us. But no…as usual, they get to go have fun and we are stuck on our own.

    The horses are in to eat…then Mom is kicking them out. The storm is not going to reach us until Saturday night. We can’t wait for Mom to get real scared and hug us tight.

  62. Buddy and T.C.
    5:35 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Sounds good, Wolfie! We will put decals on all of Mom & Pop’s vehicles (there are a lot of them).

  63. Buddy and T.C.
    5:37 pm on August 26th, 2011

    We would like to hear the story of Spencer drowning in the Bahamas.

  64. Tupper and Gilly
    5:41 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Wolfie – you are a wonder! We have been running around so much that we hadn’t even taken time to look at last night’s link – even though we were very interested in the decal idea. We think that the decals will go like hotcakes! Not everyone wears something that will hold a patch, but we can put decals on our cars, our refridgerators, our windows, our kibble tins…the list goes on and on. We would be happy to pay $2.50 for each one – what a deal!

  65. Melanie
    5:43 pm on August 26th, 2011

    The decals sound great. I gave my first patch away, of course, this means I’m going to have to order another one!

    Dinner. Seared Garlic Shrimp! BBL

  66. Tupper and Gilly
    5:47 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Hmmm…dinner here – franks and beans….

    Melanie, got room for a few more?

  67. Masquers
    5:51 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Buddy! What’s this about Spencer in the Bahamas?

    Wolfie: Great idea about the decals! Another fundraiser for our favorite Kennel. I’d suggest at least $2.50 per decal.

  68. Alice M. Johnson
    5:59 pm on August 26th, 2011

    We would like some decals or bumper stickers. Sounds like another good deal.

    Melanie I have a few extra patches so let me know if you need them.

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:03 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Wolfie!….. I love love love anonymous donors!….Woooooo!…. That is an excellent idea to raise more money for Snowhook!….snort!…. Rebecca can chime in on this as she will have to update the Mercantile Page to accommodate the Dekals….sniff!….Those can go on hats too! Then we can all have a Dekal Hat just like Redbone Hound!….chorkel!

  70. Barb & Maggie
    6:15 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Count us in on the decals too. Great idea, and price sound fair.

    We are going to go turn on the news and get the update on the weather. BBL

  71. Siber-H
    6:22 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Count me in on the decals also. I like the idea that they could be a fund raiser for Snowhook.

  72. Melanie
    6:46 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Already done! Sorry T&G . .

    Tomorrow is laundry day. Every thing that needs to be washed will be! Washer is not connected to the generator.

    Speaking of which. . . The generator does run the computer so unless the phone lines are cut (has happened) by trees falling we should be okay to get on the Blog.

    Let’s see, the refrigerator, the stove, lights in two rooms, TV and the computer . . . yup that’s all we need!

  73. Melanie
    7:14 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Just heard from YSAS. He’s staying in NYC and not going to Queens. They have evacuation zones. The apartment he’s in a zone C. The apartment in Queens is in a Zone B. Zone A is being evacuated.

    Also the NYC apartment is 4 floors up. That could be a big plus!

  74. Tupper and Gilly
    7:20 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Ok – now we are official frightened. Brian Williams on the NBC Nightly News is basically in agreement with our local Histrionic Weatherman. Maybe this is gonna be bad….

    Just in case:
    We leave our soft beds and cuddly blankies to Princess Sam and Kirby the Worthy
    We leave our best bones to Siber, Wolfie and Wookie
    We leave our Service Dog vests to TYB
    We leave all our leftover Kibble to the Pack – (there is a month’s supply for us, a midmorning snack for them)
    We leave our brushes, leashes and collars to the Snowhook team
    And to our dear friend Commander Rio, Leader of Countless Dangerous Missions, Voice of the Blog, Big Hearted Supporter of Underdogs…..

    we leave Basil and Sage.

    HA! Psych!

  75. Melanie
    7:21 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Well, strike that! Hamlet looked at the map wrong. He’s not in any of the evac zones so YSAS is going to Queens.

    Hope he remembers to plug in his phone.

  76. B.Stover
    7:45 pm on August 26th, 2011

    T&G: I sincerely hope it doesn’t come to that.

    On the map Irene seems to be moving slowly up the coast. I hope it turns east into the ocean.

  77. Rose
    7:58 pm on August 26th, 2011

    I’m loving the decal idea, but it gave me another thought…I love magnets, in fact my fridge is home base for lots of them. Would magnets be an expensive item to produce?

    Prof and I got through the hysteria at the supermarket. No water or bread, but suprisingly, plenty of milk. Just charging up all electronic devices now.

  78. Masquers
    8:10 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Buddy & T.C. The Recent Rescue Mission was a covert affair & is filed under Highly Secret Classified Mission Statements. We have revealed all we can at the present time. Perhaps sometime in the future it will be declassified. For now mum’s the word. (The Kat Who Knew Too Much)

  79. Rose
    8:14 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Just wondering…where is the handsome kat, Brodie?

  80. BearSpiritDog
    8:15 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Refrigerator magnets. Another great idea!

  81. Snowhook Bella
    8:17 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Decals! How is it that all the exciting Snowhook things happen when I’m not looking? Another Anonymous Donor? Wow!

    The song A Mighty Storm by King Mackeral (one of our favorites) keeps playing in my head when I thing of you in Irene’s path. Stay safe!

  82. Barb & Maggie
    8:21 pm on August 26th, 2011

    T & G, You had us LOL here, but seriously, hang on to your stuff.

    We are going to go watch Songcatcher. Will report back later.

  83. OleyHowlers
    8:22 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Hmmmph We are very hurt. T&G are not leaving anything to us after Irene meets them. So just see if they make it into our will.

    Mom and Pop just finished cleaning stalls and stuff. Pop now had to go back to work, and Mom has to log back into her work at 1:00 am. Those two need to catch a break…like win a lottery.

    Mom has a bee sting or a bad bite on her back and she said it hurts. Its so darn humid here, she is taking a shower no.

    Dogs were domesticated a long time ago, but unfortunately not so for Mom. Can one of the plunderers explain, very slowly, how she should apply her patch to the sleeve of her winter jacket? And she loves decals and magnets. She’s in for either and/or.

  84. OleyHowlers
    8:24 pm on August 26th, 2011

    rats! a shower NOW not no

  85. Rose
    8:26 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Signing out…

    Siber-H: I hope you and your friends enjoyed your celebration!

    To everyone in the path of Irene, please be safe!

    Good Evening and pleasant dreams to all!

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:27 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Kats!… If Tupper and Gilly leave me those Kats then that means I would be Boss – Of – Them…heh!….I wonder what kind of work those two can do around here for me….sniff!…Maybe they could get my big baseball toy down off the high shelf of the closet…grunt!… Yes, I finally sniffed it out. It is in her bedroom closet on the high shelf all by itself just waiting for me to figure out how to get it down and into my warm soft bed…heh!

  87. OleyHowlers
    8:28 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Heh Heh Good luck getting kats to do anything, Rio!

  88. Melanie
    8:34 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Well furry and non furry folks, my running around has tuckered me out.

    Wait, that’s weird. Tucker can be food, right? So if I’m tuckered out does that mean I’m tired OR I’m out of food.

    Pondering . . .

    Realizing . . .

    My brain has left the building . . .


  89. Tupper and Gilly
    9:12 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Howlers – we are SO sorry. We forgot one line.

    To the Howlers – we leave Gilly’s herded collection of snakes, little birds and chipmunks. We are not leaving the bear – it was grumpy and non-cooperative.

  90. Tupper and Gilly
    9:26 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Howlers – in regard to your Mom’s jacket and the patch – the patch is an iron on IF and only IF the item the patch is being affixed to can take the heat of a very hot iron. Don’t even try to iron it onto a nylon, leather or man made fabric jacket

    If the coat is wool, or some such – first decide on where the patch will look best. DO try it while wearing the coat and looking in a mirror – take it from us, eyeballing it will not work. After seeing where it will look best, mark around the area with a pencil, a seamstress chalk or if necessary, you can use scotch tape on the back of the patch, temporarily tacking it, and then “puff” baby powder at it. When you pick the patch off the jacket, you will have a perfect outline of where you want to put it.

    Now, if you CAN iron it on, heat your iron to the wool setting. Iron the spot of the jacket where the patch will go, getting it prepped and warm for the patch. Place the patch on the warm fabric, and cover it with a thin piece of cotton, like a handkerchief or bandana or cotton t shirt. Place the iron on the covered patch and hold for a 20 second count. Do not move the iron around. After 20 seconds, lift the iron and let the patch cool for a minute. Check for adhesion, and if it is stuck, you are done with that part. IF it is not, repeat the iron over the covered patch for another 20 seconds.

    Now, for the bad news – iron on patches are not permanent. The iron on stuff is really only good for holding the patch steady while you sew it on. The good news is that you don’t have to be a fancy needleworker to sew it on. Once the iron-on part is stuck, you can just do simple whip stitching around the edge, or even just tack down the corners.

    We know you can do it!

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Walk!….Don’t Walk!…heh!….Tonight she has decided that we are not walking because it looks like it could rain at any moment…sniff!… I’m twirling, I’m twirling…heh!… Friday night and I’m chilling out and not getting all huffy puffy for a change…snort!

  92. Macy the Min-pin
    9:32 pm on August 26th, 2011

    We also have directions for the patch.

    Take the patch, and one motor vehicle of any kind.
    Proceed carefully to the nearest tailor, seamstress, etc.
    Explain exactly where you wish the patch to be placed.
    Hand over currency of any kind, along with a pleasant “thank you”. Cautiously return to your abode to await a call.

  93. Tupper and Gilly
    9:38 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Macy – you are freakin’ BRILLIANT! Why in heck didn’t Mama think of that?!?!?

    Going to bed now – gotta get ready for the Storm of the Century..

  94. BearSpiritDog
    9:39 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Sleep Tight!
    Don’t dream of
    Lions, Tigers
    and Bears.

  95. AbbietheKitty
    9:48 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Oh My!

    Since it is still the Dog Day of August I want to let you all know about the Dog Stamp I found at the little Post Office in NorthDakota (Soon to be decommissioned).

    Owney the Postal Dog stamp. It is a new forever stamp.
    I sent one to Dawson on her birthday card.

  96. B.Stover
    9:54 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Good night all.

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Patch!…Iron on patches aren’t as easy as one might first think if you do it yourself….grunt!… My friend is not going to like this one bit. Not one bit….sniff! ….She is going to put a patch on her Alaskan Coat, the one she hasn’t bought yet….heh!

  98. Barb & Maggie
    10:27 pm on August 26th, 2011

    We put the movie on pause to come say good night. Looks like we are too late, everyone is leaving already.

    Well so far we LOVE the movie Songcatcher. It is a definite thumbs and paws up! Night all.

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:35 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Awake!…. I am still up and awake!…snort!… I’ve been watching my friend twirl little bits of paper and watch TV all at the same time…wheeze! ….She is going to try and put together a project this weekend for her wacky sister…snuff!…What it will look like is anybodies guess…heh! …Way too many itty bitty bits of paper to glue together and try to make it into something if you ask me….grunt!

  100. OleyHowlers
    10:36 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Thank you Tupper and Gilly and Macy, for the great detailed instructions. Mom is undecided on which instructions to follow.

    T&G, no snakes for us ! eek!!!!

    Great stamp, Abbie. Thanks for recognizing how special The Nation is.

    Mom says come to bed for 2 hours before she has to get up and work again. Good night to all, especially Irene.

  101. Snowhook Bella
    10:41 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Rio: You’re friend is buying a special Alaska coat for her trip?—she is going all out. Please let her know that she may want to borrow some of my kennel-wear when aroud the dogs so she doesn’t ruin any of her nice things.

    If other folks do happen to join the race festivities with us in Alaska, we can supply some cold weather gear (some, but probably not all). At 5’6″ my size is pretty average for a woman, but AJ, at 6’4″ is anything but average size.—we will do our best to make sure everyone is warm and smiling.

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:53 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Rebecca!… My friend is only a little taller than I am…sniff!…So I don’t think any of your clothes are going to fit her….snort!…I didn’t know we were going to the Land Of the Giants….grunt!

  103. Snowhook Bella
    11:00 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Rio: I noticed in the video we submitted for the casting call, that AJ is my heighth even though he’s sitting down and I’m standing.

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:12 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Mushers!… I thought Mushers were supposed to be little tiny guys just like Jockeys so that the sled team doesn’t have to pull so much weight all the way to Nome….grunt! …Is AJ an anomaly in the world of Mushing? ….sniff!

  105. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:34 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Hey, y’all! Mom just got home a little while ago so I’m real late getting on the computer! Nobody was home tonight, so Mom decided to go shopping after work — the book store (of course!) and a new cardigan for work because she blew out the elbow of her old one (she wears it year-round because the library is always cold!) Dad had to go scout a football game and my girl is in Myrtle Beach at a bachlorette party this the weekend — Mom has already texted her to make sure she’s OK. She says it’s real windy, but she’s fine. Mom told her not to be one of those stoopid people who decide to check out the “gnarly” waves the hurricane kicks up! Here we just have a stiff breeze and a lot of clouds, but Mom says we really dodged a bullet. What?! Is there a perp out there???

  106. Snowhook Bella
    11:35 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Mushers, like the dogs that pull the sled come in all shapes and sizes. AJ has said on more than one ocassion that he wishes he were my height and weight to lighten the load, and I’ve told him that there are many, many times I wish I had his stride and strength. AJ is tall, but fit and slender. I don’t know of many mushers though that are as tall as him.

  107. Snowhook Bella
    11:38 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Hello Kirby-T! I agree with your mother—leave the scenic hurricane watching to the Weather Channel.

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:41 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Weather!….We are watching The Weather Channel…snuff!….It is making us very, very worried about everybody on the East Coast…snort!… I sure hope everyone has either left town or is totally ready for an amazing storm…grunt!… We will be glued to the weather station all weekend long except when we are out walking, walking, walking…wuffle! ….She feels confident she can watch the weather station and quill something for her sister at the same time…heh!

    AJ!… Did anyone else know that AJ is a Giant?….grunt!

  109. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:45 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Hey, Rebecca! AJ is bigger than my dad! He’s only 6’3″, but that’s still lots taller than me!

    T&G: I’m very honored that you mentioned me in your will, especially on the same line as the Princess! However, I really, truly hope I will not be cashing in on your promise anytime soon! Or ever!!!

  110. Belle Starr
    11:48 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Rio: Belle Starr here. I have suspected for sometime that AJ is a giant.

  111. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:48 pm on August 26th, 2011

    I just found this in the news. The Iowa Hawkeyes are my guys, and I hope they approve this proposal.

  112. Belle Starr
    11:54 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Kirby T: I just want to give Hawkeye a tummy for his dedication to his person.

  113. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:56 pm on August 26th, 2011

    Kirby!….That would really be an honor to have that guy at one of the Buckhawks games…snorkel!

    Starr!… I think your suspicions have been substantiated by facts…snort!… There is only one other person I know who is 6 foot 4 inches tall….grunt!…That is my friends Brother. He is so tall that I cannot look up and see his face. I have no idea what the guy looks like because my neck will not let me look up at that angle…wuffle! …It’s good I have seen photos of AJ. At least I know what he looks like – sort of…heh!

  114. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:14 am on August 27th, 2011

    MIA!… Agent Molly has not checked in today, or I missed her post somehow…heh!… I believe she is helping move you-know-who up to you-know-what without you-know-who finding out about you-know-what…heh!

    Rockies!…They are beating the Sox off the Dodgers. Score is 1 to 0….snort!

  115. Belle Starr
    12:20 am on August 27th, 2011

    Eventually, someone is going to have to tell a small princess about all you know who’s and what’s.

  116. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:20 am on August 27th, 2011

    Rio: I believe you’re right about the secret mission Agent Molly is participating in. Poor you-know-who! I know it was real hard when my girl and boy left for you-know-where. But they keep moving back home again, so all hope isn’t gone, Sam! Er, I mean you-know-who!!!

  117. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:22 am on August 27th, 2011

    Tea!….Well, someone here has drank her cup o’ tea and is now ready for bed…snort!… Tonight is not the night to Yeep! and Cry! in front of the closet for the humongous toy….wheeze!…She is not in the mood for my antics this late on a Friday night…heh!….So I will go to my warm soft bed and whimper lightly and sigh heavily….sniff!…Maybe she will figure out what I want by morning…wuffle!

  118. Belle Starr
    12:26 am on August 27th, 2011

    Night, Rio.

    I think Tenzing and I are going to move from the couch to bed and wait for AJ to get home from work. Night from Snowhook.

  119. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:28 am on August 27th, 2011

    G’night, y’all!

  120. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:29 am on August 27th, 2011

    Oh, and stay safe everyone!!!

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    Eeek! I was on my way to bed, but then I saw this. I think I’m going to make sure our doors are all locked and double-locked before I hit the hay. After all, small dogs are the most popular, and I surely qualify there! And I might have one (or maybe all!) of those breeds in my bloodline!!!

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    5:51 pm on August 27th, 2011

    Check this out. They have lots of goats in Alaska!

    I wonder if these were loitering on the road looking for Postal Employees?

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