New Guinea Singing Dog Sighting?

“Or is this photo a fake,” Spence says. “As an expert in the article suggests.”

“My money’s on fake,” Admin says.

“How much?”

“The price of the new Jamey Johnson album – the one with all the Hank Cochran songs.”

“Do you think the singing dog can sing country?”

“You taking the bet or not?”



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146 Responses to “New Guinea Singing Dog Sighting?”

  1. OleyHowlers
    7:49 am on December 14th, 2012

    Good morning, Chet, Admin, and Spence. Are we first ? Cool article on the rare singing dog. It is from National Geographic, so our money is on real, not fake.
    Cold morning here with a heavy frost. brrrr we are loving it!
    Macy’s goats were great. Watched that this morning, with mocha in hand. Almost spilled the mocha.
    C.Hobbit? How do you get to work if the roads are not plowed? What are you driving… as snowmobile?

  2. OleyHowlers
    8:32 am on December 14th, 2012

    Mom and Pop and Sasha went outside at 1:30 this morning to watch the Geminids meteor shower. Did any of youse get to see them? Sasha said it was cool. But we were not permitted out at that hour. 🙁
    Pop had to get up for work an hour later !

  3. Melanie
    8:48 am on December 14th, 2012

    Good Morning all, and hello OleyHowlers.

    I hope your Pop gets to have a dog nap today.

    The expert said that the dog might be a fake because the coat was the wrong color. Hmmm . . Small genetic pool, lighting on dog, kind of camera, all of those can contribute to a “change” in the coat color.

    Going downstairs in a minute and I’ll be back on that carpola keyboard . . 🙁

  4. Rose
    8:55 am on December 14th, 2012

    Greetings Oley Howlers and Melanie!

    Liking that it is starting to get cold here in New York….Just waiting on some snow.

    Macy, those goats were pretty cute!

  5. Terry Ballard
    8:57 am on December 14th, 2012

    I was up at 4, so went outside to see the meteors. Clear sky but no meteors in the couple of minutes before the cold drove me back inside.

  6. Masquers
    9:22 am on December 14th, 2012

    Gah. Overcast and raining. No meteor shower visible here.

  7. B. Stover
    9:24 am on December 14th, 2012

    Let’s hope the dog can’t sing country.

    Good morning all.

  8. Masquers
    9:29 am on December 14th, 2012

    Earthquake! Six pointer off the coast of California
    in the early am hours. Located around Catalina
    Island, it was felt as far away as San Diego.

    B: You’re making us laugh.

  9. B. Stover
    9:36 am on December 14th, 2012

    I used to go skin diving and scuba diving around Catalina Island. Did you feel it Masquers?

  10. OleyHowlers
    9:37 am on December 14th, 2012

    Wolfie, did you feel that earthquake? We saw a blurb about it, but haven’t been able to find any real news on it.

    Bee, what is wrong with Country? We love it. Dima even sings it.

  11. BearSpiritDog
    9:41 am on December 14th, 2012

    Not near Wolfie, Thank Dog.

    Terry: At least you made the attempt. Having heard the pitter- patter of rain drops on the roof, we here opted to remain in our nice warm beds.

    Good Morning to Everyone.

  12. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:41 am on December 14th, 2012

    Beau!…He sings but he always messes up on the chorus because he sneezes…snort!

  13. Masquers
    9:45 am on December 14th, 2012

    B: I did not feel the tremor, but we have familia in the area who did.

  14. Masquers
    9:47 am on December 14th, 2012

    that was my link by the way…..

  15. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:00 am on December 14th, 2012

    Hallo and good morning!

    Mom has a fantastic fund rasping idea for Snowhook! A few days ago, mom hosted a gold buying party at her work. Fellow employees brought in jewelry odds and ends, earrings that we’re mateless, tangled chains, necklaces that lost their clasps, that sort of thing. At the end of the day, coworkers walked away with checks totaling $2100 and mom walked away with checks totaling $306. She received 10% plus whatever her own stuff brought in.

    So what do youse guys think about having a Gold Mining benefit party for Snowhook? My idea is that Plunderers can send in their gold odds and ends ( not the good stuff, because of those Goats), and let mom know what percentage they want to donate to Snowhook. That information will remain a secret. The 10% commission will be sent to Snowhook, of course. We have a hungry Giant to feed and some booties to shake!

  16. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:01 am on December 14th, 2012

    Dang that ipaw. I meant fund raising, not rasping. Harrumph.

  17. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:04 am on December 14th, 2012

    The earthquake was about 300 miles away, so we did not feel it.

  18. Barb & Maggie
    10:07 am on December 14th, 2012

    We think it is real and not a fake. Agree with Melanie, the lighting might make the dog’s coat look lighter than it really is. It does look like a Shibu Inu (sp?).

  19. B. Stover
    10:13 am on December 14th, 2012

    Wolfie: I think that the gold mining party is a good idea.

  20. B. Stover
    10:14 am on December 14th, 2012

    Forgot: Howlers–I just don’t like country music.

  21. OleyHowlers
    10:35 am on December 14th, 2012

    heh heh We figured that was the case, Bee. We here do like Country…at least good old traditional Country, as opposed to the Top 10 Country you hear on Country radio nowadays. We especially like the Bluegrass type of Country. But the favorites here are Dwight Yoakum, Lyle Lovett, Dixie Chicks, Alison Kraus and Union Station.

    Wolfie’s idea for fund raising is a good one, but we don’t think Mom owns even one piece of gold jewelry.

  22. Melanie
    10:37 am on December 14th, 2012

    Hmmmm, gold eh? Might have to pass on that one. My ex wedding ring was “tossed away”.

  23. dawson
    10:47 am on December 14th, 2012

    Wolfie: I like the idea…now where did I put that gold cap when the dentist pulled that tooth? (No jewelry here.)

    I’m chocolate covering some fruitcake in case the Turtleman comes over – he loves fruitcake.

  24. Siber-H
    10:50 am on December 14th, 2012

    We love traditional country music. That is something else me and the Howlers have in common. The new Jamey Johnson album is getting great reviews. The radio in my truck is always on the country classics station. We agree, Howlers, most modern country music sucks.

    Wolfie, we also think your fund raising idea is a good one, but mom doesn’t have any gold jewelry…just silver.

    Macy, Got your news about Josh Hamilton. Since the Ranger fans think this is a good thing, I won’t feel sad.

  25. Siber-H
    10:53 am on December 14th, 2012

    Jasper! Received the quilt yesterday. Thank you. It is beautiful. Mom is very happy with it. We love the color on the reverse side. It is the color of the NM sky.

  26. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:56 am on December 14th, 2012

    Gold!…No odd bits of gold lying around this joint…sniff!…If there were we’d be on the fast train to somewhere…grunt!

  27. Belle Starr
    11:03 am on December 14th, 2012

    My Two-legged says you are so thoughtful. She has also always said that a certain pug has a heart of gold.

    Today is going to be a good day, I just know it. It started with a snuggle from my Two-legged. I’ve been missing my snuggles while she’s been traveling. The bearded one just doesn’t snuggle like her.

  28. Kat
    11:13 am on December 14th, 2012

    Belly Starr, did you see that the Plunderers are naming a checkpoint in honor of the Smoochers??? How cool is that.

    About snuggling…I think my mom should challenge your 2-legged mom to a snuggle contest. No way my mom gets beat at that!

  29. Melanie
    11:14 am on December 14th, 2012

    Zoe says (what on earth? The keyboard is behaving?) that she will dig around in her jewelry box.

    We are headed off at 1:30 to go do some talking with someone who isn’t me.

    Now if you were looking for old denim? I’ve got plenty of that.

  30. Tupper and Gilly
    11:27 am on December 14th, 2012

    We think the fund raising idea is a good one, but Mama says that Tupper’s collar is only gold COLORED, so that wouldn’t work. Now why would someone put genuine diamonds in a collar that was just gold colored? Seems pretty senseless to us.

    Beyond that, gold is a scarce commodity around here. Mama says she has many Pearls of Wisdom – but those get ignored most of the time. And Dad comes up with some real gems sometimes – but those are hard to package up to send.

    We will keep thinking. MEanwhile, Mama and Dad are off on the road, so they will check in later.

  31. Belle Starr
    11:27 am on December 14th, 2012

    Kat: I know! My Two-legged arrived home late last night and twirled her way out of the car. I thought it was because she was so excited to see me. She and I have a routine when she gets home, but we didn’t do it. Well, I did my part, but she didn’t do her part. She claims she did a modified version that still counts. What did she do? She picked me up and said, “Smooch!” she explained the checkpoint and said I get to help pick out which checkpoint will be for the Smoochers.

    About the great snuggling throw down of 2012, myTwo-legged says everyone would be a winner because we get snuggled and they get to snuggle. My Two-legged has the right combination of a great lap, belly rubbing, ear scritching and story telling.

  32. Melanie
    11:29 am on December 14th, 2012

    Site of this morning’s earthquake.

  33. Kat
    11:35 am on December 14th, 2012

    Cracking up here! Throw down….that is exactly how my mom does it! She throws me down! So does Mama Meash!

  34. Masquers
    11:45 am on December 14th, 2012

    Melanie: The picture gives us a good visual of the epicenter.

    Great fund raising idea, Wolfie. (btw: read your iPaw error correctly. heh.) Do we have any gold jewelery with missing pieces stashed away? I seem to remember an old Krugerrand coin, however I don’t think Mom wants to give that particular item up. We will go
    on a searching expedition to check out other possibilities.
    Also, family members may be able to help.

  35. Belle Starr
    11:48 am on December 14th, 2012

    My Two-legged does the pick-up technique.

  36. OleyHowlers
    12:01 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Ho Ho Ho! Mom is working from home today. She just informed us that this is her very last day of work forever. Or until next year, whichever comes first.

  37. Belle Starr
    12:18 pm on December 14th, 2012

    My Two-legged is working from home today, too. She has to head north again on Sunday night for a few days, so she said she is working from home today in her jammies.

    Kat: Do you ever do the sneak attack for snuggling? For instance, on a day like today when my Two-legged is busy tip-tap-typing on her computer, I edge a little closer. My movement is so subtle, I don’t think she even noticies, and then, boom! my head is on her lap and my belly is getting rub. She never sees it coming.

  38. Melanie
    12:29 pm on December 14th, 2012

    OleyHowlers . . Hurrah for your mom! I guess which one will depend on 12/21/12.

    I do NOT do the lift up smooching. Just doesn’t work here. Belle Star? Patsy does something to that effect but we call it the Patsy attack.

    She decided you are going to pet her and the next thing you know, you are pinned down in a chair unable to move except to pet.

    Hmm . . keyboard sounds funny, but it is writing correctly.

  39. OleyHowlers
    12:29 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Belly, I do that one too!!! Sometimes, I sneak up and put my hands on the keyboard. That gets me cuddled for sure. But my very favorite one is the one I did yesterday morning, while my mom was fast asleep. I jumped up and stood on her back with all four legs. She just loves loves loves that!

  40. BearSpiritDog
    12:32 pm on December 14th, 2012

    O.Howlers: Wow! Your mom gets a whole 2 Weeks off Work? Nice work if you can get it. Heh.

    Dawson: Hmm…Chocolate Frosting on Fruitcake…never heard of it, but it sure sounds Good!
    When is Staff returning from the farm? Is Mr. Staff coming with her?

    Wolfie: What we need is Chet’s help in locating the lost Gold mine from The Dog Who. We’d all be Rich. No need to work except for the Fun of it (Dream on)
    Seriously, a Search is underway in these here parts. Hope to report back with Good News.

  41. Tenzing
    12:33 pm on December 14th, 2012

    During the race, when My Lady only has eyes for AJ’s GPS tracker, I’ve had to kick my approach up a notch. I just sit on the keyboard to let her know she wants to give me attention. Works every time.

  42. Kat
    12:40 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Darnation! I forgot the Howlers avatar was still on this here screen. They will have a fit when they find out I used it by mistake.
    Mom taught me a brand new trick yesterday, and today I have it down cold. She taught me to dance! We slow-dance together with my arms around her neck. We kiss while we dance.

  43. OleyHowlers
    12:43 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Bear, that is 2 1/4 weeks (18 days), but who’s counting? heh heh

  44. OleyHowlers
    12:43 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Bear, that is 2 1/2 weeks (18 days), but who’s counting? heh heh

  45. BearSpiritDog
    12:44 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Kat, “The Dog Who Danced”!
    Did your mom ever read that book? Wolfie sent it around a while back. We loved the story.

  46. BearSpiritDog
    12:45 pm on December 14th, 2012

    O.Howlers: Something worth repeating!

  47. Masquers
    12:49 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Bella! I cannot believe you will be on the road (in the air) again so soon. Hope you are getting paid the big bucks for all this traveling.

  48. Siber-H
    12:54 pm on December 14th, 2012

    We need to find the Lost Dutchman Mine in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. If it exists, it isn’t far from where Chet and Bernie live.

  49. c.hobbit
    12:55 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Wolfie: I like the gold-mining idea. I have lots of earrings that are “gold-filled” or silver that is covered in gold that don’t work on me. My ears are so sensitive I have to wear the real 14ct gold earrings. So I have a lot of earrings and have been wondering what to do with them. I might have some other pieces also.

    Siber-H and Howlers: I am with you on music preferences.

    Here is part of my Christmas tree. In honor of my father’s passing I decided to have a star-filled tree. I already had a bit of a collection of stars but for the last month have been buying more while out and about.

  50. c.hobbit
    12:59 pm on December 14th, 2012

    What is with gunmen who go into theaters, malls or schools and start shooting? Latest is occurring now at an elementary school in Connecticut. Report is that the principal is dead and 20 students have been shot.

  51. OleyHowlers
    1:02 pm on December 14th, 2012

    C.Hobbit, we here are all very very sad. Mom said it was a kindergarden. There are 27 dead, including 14 children. This is horrific.

    We love your tree, tho.

    Bella, check your SDD when you have a moment.

  52. BearSpiritDog
    1:13 pm on December 14th, 2012

    What? A Kindergarten?!!! This is Beyond Horrific.
    It is truly unbelievable the sadness in the world these days.

  53. Rose
    1:13 pm on December 14th, 2012

    C.Hobbitt, your tree is beautiful.

    I just don’t understand people anymore. If someone wants to kill thmeselves, go ahead and do it, but don’t take innocent lives with you, especially children.

  54. SnowBella
    1:13 pm on December 14th, 2012

    The news report I am watching updated the numbers that 18 of those killed are children. This is a tragedy. The shooter is reported as being only 20 years old.

  55. Masquers
    1:14 pm on December 14th, 2012

    CHobbit: Love your tree. That is a very nice tribute to your dad.

  56. OleyHowlers
    1:14 pm on December 14th, 2012

    The father of the 8-yr old being interviewd said it is actually a K-4 elementary school. But the gunman was not near this 8-yr old, so maybe only in the K part? This is so sad and utterly sickening. Humans…can’t live away from them….can’t find a way to help them live with themselves.

  57. SnowBella
    1:21 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Sasha: Please check your SDD.

  58. OleyHowlers
    1:37 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Checked. Giving it a try.

  59. Barb & Maggie
    1:52 pm on December 14th, 2012

    We having been watching the news too. So sad, and so near the holidays seems to make it even worse. 20 yr old gunman is dead, 28 total dead at this time. We also can not understand why anyone would want to do something like this. They just said he focused attention on one classroom. Would stricter gun rules help? Don’t know if it would.

  60. OleyHowlers
    1:55 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Maggie, Mom is having the same discussion with a friend of hers on FB. We here are not sure that gun laws are the answer either. She keeps thinking how the banning of drugs or prohibition of alcohol did not keep anyone who wanted a drink or a drug from getting it. It just gave the greedy evil people in our society another way to make money thru violent ways of obtaining and selling the substances.

  61. dawson
    2:05 pm on December 14th, 2012

    I heard chocolate covered fruitcake mentioned on the radio so I tried it. Bleeck! I did use 90% dark chocolate thinking fruitcake is sweet enough so that might be why. I might try to use semi-sweet chocolate.

    CHobbit: I love stars and I love your tree in honor of your Dad.

    Snowhook Bella: Check your SDD.

  62. BearSpiritDog
    2:42 pm on December 14th, 2012

    O.Howlers & Barb&Magpie: Not sure what the solution is here either. You are certainly right about stricter laws bringing out the bad elements who look to make a quick profit.

    Melanie: Saw your post yesterday about YSAS working on the film today. Does that mean his back is okay?
    Elliot, A Catty Librarian’s Massage Cat, must have blurred to New York on the night of our Mission.

    Dawson: Are you saying the 90% cacao is NOT recommended?

  63. BearSpiritDog
    2:43 pm on December 14th, 2012

    I’m starving!

  64. SnowBella
    3:19 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Youse all might think this strange, but is anyone up for a prayer gathering tonight? I am thinking of those impacted by today’s tragedy, but also those on this here blog who are hurting and need to be reminded they are loved. I know Golinka is on the road so if anyone is interested, I would be willing to write a simple prayer.

  65. Masquers
    3:22 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Bella: That is a fine idea. Nine o’clock EDT gathering?

  66. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:36 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Depressing!…That is awfully sad and depressing news about the elementary kids…sob!sob!sob!…Makes me want to go to my warm soft bed and crawl under all my baseball toys…sniffle!

    Ham!…On the bright side, I just got a text from my friend and she says she will be bringing home 2 honey baked Christmas hams from the busy-place…snorkel!…I love honey baked ham almost as much as Beau loves pizza…heh!

  67. Masquers
    3:39 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Beau: I’ve been meaning to ask you…what did you think of the Arizona game last Sunday?

  68. Siber-H
    3:44 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rebecca, Count us in on the prayer. The news today has caused all of us to feel sad.

  69. Barb & Maggie
    3:52 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rio, That was what Barb had last Sunday. Honey Baked is the best!

    Tonight Barb is picking up a pizza and going over to Josh’s. A new place in town has gotten good reviews. They have a pizza called “1945 Chicago Style” It is very thin crust and is supposed to be really good. Sausage, mushroom and onions I think will be the order.

  70. dawson
    3:52 pm on December 14th, 2012

    BSD: 90% cocao NOT recommended.

    Mom is doing her pre-nap exercizes. Dad was trying to nap but with the radio on and he got up to tell me about the Cincinnati slaughter of little children. Sob. I won’t mention it to mom.
    I’m in on the prayer tonight.

  71. Tenzing
    3:56 pm on December 14th, 2012

    I have two important reports from mission control. First, I will make sure my Lady writes a prayer for our standard prayer time tonight. Second, contact with KirbyT has been made. I repeat, KirbyT has been contacted. He reports his computer is better now, but his mom must have caught the same virus, because she is now under the weather along with trying to do the Christmas pagent for church. He confims he will try to commandeer the computer when she isn’t looking in the near future. He further reports, he and his mom have missed us and wishes all of us well.

    Misson control, over and out.

  72. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:03 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Arizona!…What Arizona game?…grunt!…We were watching the Broncos vs The Raiders last I checked…sniff!

  73. Beau - The Black Pug
    4:06 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Sneeze!…We gots da Ravens coming up…sniff!…Da Broncos have ta go there to play…snerkle!…Does not matter. Broncos will kick da Ravens fleathery butts…gurgle!heh!

  74. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:07 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Birds!…Feathery butts…heh!snort!heh!

  75. dawson
    4:10 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Dad is singing Jingle Bells along with the radio. Heh.

    KirbyT: Tell your mom to get better soon.


  76. Belle Starr
    4:15 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Dawson: Whitey-Lance an I couldn’t agree last night about which Christmas song best described what he is referring to as his date with Sam—if you can call a date being surrounded by dozens of other dogs on a secret mission a date—either ‘Baby it’s cold outsode’ or ‘Let it snow!’. I say both. He says Baby it’s cold outside.

  77. Belle Starr
    4:21 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Damn Ipaw.

    Oops… my two-legged just said, “Language.” I think I will just ignore her.

  78. BearSpiritDog
    4:24 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Tenz: Excellent News, excellent news!
    Kirby: Tell your mom to take good care of herself. Hope to see you both back on the blog very soon.

    Barb&Magpie: Thin Crust is our Favorite.

    Wolfie! The Pomegranate Jelly arrived today! WoooHooo!!! It will be a fine breakfast tomorrow morning, yes indeed. Can’t wait to taste! Nana is reminding me to tell your mom Thank You for the little surprise.

  79. Tenzing
    4:27 pm on December 14th, 2012

    BSD: The intel about kirbyT was hard one. Bargains were made and slim Jim’s changed paws for his contact information. It was worth it to know one of our own is present and accounted for on this here blog.

  80. Tenzing
    4:28 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Won! Not one. Damn Ipaw. Belle Starr just said, “Language.” I think I will just ignore her.

  81. Barb & Maggie
    4:40 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Bear, Thinn crust is our favorite too. We also like deep dish, but not the in-between thick doughy type. Will give you a report later. Plan to be back from Josh’s by prayer time, 8:00 Illinois time. May be a little late.

    Barb says most of the cards she is receiving this year are either from her blog friends or her English Shepherd friends. Haven’t gotten too many from relatives. Pondering…..

    Undercover Christmas is on Lifetime tonight. Barb really loves that one.

  82. Barb & Maggie
    4:43 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Bee, Justim Bieber is on Ellen right now if you want to see what he looks like!

  83. Tenzing
    4:48 pm on December 14th, 2012

    NBC just reported new results about the shooting. twenty children were killed and 7 adults were killed.

  84. Tenzing
    5:08 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Melanie: If you are still looking for Grace, she is still here at the kennel. I gave her a pick between my favorite pillow and my favorite love seat last night. We’ve enjoyed good conversation of a steady supply of slim jims. I will escort her home when she is ready. I have nothing but honorable intentions—as Whitey-Lance says, we have to answer to our Lady if our actions are other than that of honorable.

  85. B. Stover
    5:19 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Barb: I’ve seen a picture of Justin B….I don’t really understand the hoopla, but then….He’s just a young kid.

  86. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:36 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rebecca!…Did you get my SDD from last night…grunt!…Also, CHobbit did you get a SDD?…sniff!…Me thinks my email is kaput!…wuffle!

  87. Wose
    5:41 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Tenzing: Thanks for the 411 on Kirby T. Missed you Kirby. Hope you mom feels tip-top soon!

  88. Barb & Maggie
    5:44 pm on December 14th, 2012

    CHobbit, Like your tree, and what a nice tribute to your father.

    Barb picked up The Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans at the library. It is the 3rd in the series that stated with The Walk. Has anyone read them? Bear, the first one starts in Seattle. This one ends in St. Louis, which is where Barb grew up.

  89. Tupper and Gilly
    5:54 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rebecca – please check your SDD

  90. BearSpiritDog
    6:04 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Barb&Magpie: The Walk Trilogy sounds very good. It has been added to “the list”.

  91. Melanie
    6:20 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Poor Babies. 5-10 years old. I keep seeing my guys at that age.

    SIGH . .

    C. Hobbit, your stars are wonderful.

    Today was very hard. Zoe did not make it to the counselor with me. Health issues. I asked Dr. Golinka and she said the problem might be dairy. (Seems to me I heard this from another doc, but this time it was heard.) after I got to talk for a solid hour (wonderful), I went and got Pediolite and Lactaide. If this doesn’t work it’s back to the doc.

  92. Melanie
    6:23 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Oh. YSAS is working today. He’s at the tip of Long Island. His back is better, but he’s not doing any lifting.

  93. Luna
    6:35 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Melanie: I have been know to help my mama with her back, and I offer my services to YSAS. She has problems with her lower back and sometimes hase to elevate her legs. Pillows are nice, but nothing supports her legs like me.

    T&G: My mama checked and responded.

  94. Melanie
    6:53 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Luna, I will let him know. I’m not sure what time he’ll be set loose from the set. Do you have a curfew?

  95. Luna
    6:56 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Curfew? Me? No. I can be trusted to know when to come home. I do try to have Belle Starr home at a decent hour, but I can leave her in the capable paws of my mom if I need to leave late to accomodate YSAS’ schedule.

  96. Melanie
    6:58 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Snort! Just found out YSAS is filming a battle scene in front of a green screen. His back must be feeling better. Or, he’s having such a good time he doesn’t feel it NOW. Glad I don’t have to be with tomorrow!

  97. Barb & Maggie
    7:01 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Bear, The Walk is probably going to be a 5 or 6 book series. The main character has several life changing events, and decides to walk from Seattle to Key West, FL, as part of his healing. The third book ends with St. Louis Mo, which is about half way. Seems like he writes one per year. They are good and quick to read.

  98. Melanie
    7:11 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Luna, might have to call on your abilities tomorrow. I’ll let you know.

    Wolfie, do we have a time limit on your mining?

    I talked to OTAS tonight. It was good to hear his voice. Both he and GLAD are working everyday until the 21st. Got to make that mortgage! They are fine. Papi and the Kats are fine. He also doesn’t understand the mindset of someone who would kill children.

  99. Terry Ballard
    7:20 pm on December 14th, 2012

    A good friend of mine from my Quinnipiac days has a daughter who works there and a nephew in school there. The daughter had the day off. Nephew is fine. I can’t even imagine the day he had.

  100. Masquers
    7:24 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Last night we watched the 1952 film Les Misérables, commercial free (!), on Turner Classic Movies. Immediately following it the 1934 French version aired. It is well over 4 hours. Needless to say, we could not stay awake. However, we were able to order it from Netflix. Directed by Raymond Bernard, it is considered by many to be the best film adaption of Victor Hugo’s greatest work.
    The movie musical with Hugh Jackman premieres on Christmas Day.

    Melanie: Wonderful to hear YSAS is back, having fun, doing the work he loves best and hoping OTAS & GLAD are doing what they love too.
    Diary would be the simple solution for Zoe, but egads…it seems (like gluten) to be difficult to avoid.

  101. Masquers
    7:27 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Terry: What happened today is something none of us will ever understand. Very glad the nephew is okay.

  102. Melanie
    7:45 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Terry, than heavens for a day off and for your nephew being okay.

    I am in the recliner with a heating pad. I can’t get up because Ros has her head under my feet and I can’t wake her up.

    ROS . .ROS . . Nope I guess I’m stuck here for the duration.

  103. SnowBella
    7:48 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Melanie: There are much worse places you could be stuck.

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:04 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Clarkson!…Is really hitting the Big Time…Wooooo!…A fight scene infront of a green screen!!….Wow!

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:10 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rebecca!….Well, did you?…snort!…CHobbit, did you?…grunt!

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:10 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Off!….Damn name link!…grump!

  107. SnowBella
    8:13 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rio: I received your SDD. My inbox has been swamped so I’ve been slow to respond.

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:19 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rebecca!…No need to respond now that I know you got it…grunt!

  109. Melanie
    8:24 pm on December 14th, 2012

    I am headed upstairs. I will turn on the computer up there to join in at 9.

  110. BearSpiritDog
    8:41 pm on December 14th, 2012

    We are going to have supper. Will be back in time for the Special Prayer.

  111. SnowBella
    8:44 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Supper! I was thinking about having ice cream. Does that count as supper?

  112. Tupper and Gilly
    8:52 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Bella – ice cream absolutely counts as supper. As long as there are some kind of “add-ins”, like caramel swirls or chocolate chips. If it is plain ice cream, its not nutricious enough to be dinner,

    It took four hours for the usual 2 1/2 hour trip to Boston. No – Mama wasn’t driving – she was gnashing her teeth as they went from one traffic jam to the next. They are getting ready to climb into bed, since they have to be up and at em looooonggg before sunrise tomorrow. But will be here at prayer time.

  113. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:55 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rebecca!….There is a raw hamburger patty over to the right you could gnaw on…grunt!…Maybe it’s a moose-burger!

  114. SnowBella
    8:57 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Creator, we come to thee this day with heavy hearts, yet thankful for one another. Although our hearts are heavy, we thank you for this day. The sun rose on a day of promise, but it sets on a night of tears. So many souls have started on their path to you, their time on this earth now over, but the effect if their lives on others will be felt forever.

    Creator, we do not understand tragedies that occur against the innocent, yet we grieve their loss and ask for thy blessing of comfort to those impacted by heartbreaks across the world. It hurts. It is confusing. Creator, the little ones will be safe with you. They will know joy and peace and love. The ones who cared for the little ones will be safe with you. They will know wonder, harmony and contentment. They are all dancing on the path to you, and will know the glory of the next world.

    Creator, there are those whose homes will have empty beds tonight because a life has been cut short. There are those who will long to wrap their arms around shoulders that are no longer there. Our hearts bend and distort for those who have broken hearts that may never be repaired. Tonight, we ask you to hold close the ones left here on earth whose hearts are broken. We who only know this world feel so much pain when the ones we love leave us behind. Although we know there will be a time of reunion, it is our human souls that feel the devastation of loss. We mourn the loss of bright little lights, of companions and soulmates. We too ache with pain for those we cannot help. Please, in your own way, comfort them. Heal them. Give them peace.

    Creator, there are those in this life that can and may do others harm. We ask they receive the help and assistance needed to avoid horrific heartbreaks. We are humans with faults and flaws. We have not yet found the way to live peacefully with this world, or even with each other. We continue to ask for your teachings to show us the way to live on your path. Please help us to forgive. Creator, tonight we ask you to bless us with compassion. Let us learn to let go of anger over things that do not matter. Let us forget temper, and petty misunderstandings. Help us humans learn to live with respect for your world, for each other, for different ideas and beliefs. Help us to live in harmony.

    Creator, there are those who we have chosen to be family that are hurting, too. Our chosen family is missing Elders who have passed this fall and their absence is felt even more in the holiday season. There is also loss of our four-legged family that is felt in our hearts every day. On this night of sadness and loss, we also think of the loved ones we have lost, and suffer that pain again. We ask you to place your peace in our hearts that we can get over our grief and know that all is as it has to be. Please comfort those who hurt and help us to care for each other. We thank thee for each other, and ask to please and keep us, help and heal us, calm and comfort us, and guide and direct us.

    Creator, although our hearts are heavy, we thank you for this day. This year, we have had so many souls leave our lives to come to you. Their time on this earth now over, but the effect if their lives on us will be felt forever. We know they will be safe with you. They will know joy and peace and love. They are all dancing on the path to you, and will know the glory of the next world.

    Creator, let there be peace tonight. Amen.

  115. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:07 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Amen!…I’ll snort to all of that!…snort!…Thank you Rebecca…sniffle!

  116. BearSpiritDog
    9:11 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Thank you for the Beautiful, Heartfelt Prayer.
    Saying Goodnight with tears in our eyes, but Hope in our Hearts.

  117. Siber-H
    9:15 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rebecca, Amen….That is a beautiful prayer. Thank You.

  118. SnowBella
    9:17 pm on December 14th, 2012

    What you should know about the prayer is that it is part Golinka and part me. I received an email from Stinky Mama today saying she saw the post and was leaving the prayer to me or would help if I liked. I sent her what I drafted. In the mean time, she drafted her own prayer because she and Leonard needed to do it for themselves. She hadn’t seen the prayer I wrote before she wrote her prayer. She shared her prayer with me. As I read it, I was amazed that we not only used some of the same words and phrases, but the flow and order in which we wrote the different elements of our prayers was identical. I took her prayer and paragraph by paragraph wove it into my prayer.

  119. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:23 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Amazing!…That is really an amazing story…snorkel!…Stinky Mama seems to be a magnet for amazing stories…chuffle!

  120. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on December 14th, 2012

    AND…I meant to include our Rebecca on that amazing Story Magnet thing too…snort!…Seems she lives among amazing stories all the time….wheeze!…We Plunderers are part of her amazing story, that is very special I think…chuffle!

  121. Barb & Maggie
    9:27 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Thank you Rebecca, so beautifully said. We don’t understand this kind of needless inhumanity. Hope there is forgivness for the gunman somewhere along the path to the next life. Right now we are not feeling that forgivness in our hearts. We only pray for healing and peace for the families that were affected today by this evil.

    Also blessings to those others who have gone ahead this year.

  122. Barb & Maggie
    9:30 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Now we want to thank A & L for their part in writing this beautiful paryer tonight. Good night all.

  123. bluecat
    9:35 pm on December 14th, 2012


  124. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:55 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Amen from here in Chevy Chase. We are watching our all time favorite Christmas movie tonight, sort of fitting — It’s a Wonderful Life.

  125. SnowBella
    10:00 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rio: I consider the Plunderers and Spence an amazing story. I am proud as a pug to be counted among the Plunderers.

    I emailed a copy of the prayer to Dishlickers. It highlights the sections written by Golinka and I to show how in sync the prayers were.

  126. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on December 14th, 2012

    OMDAWG!….I just saw Rockie The Undercover Squirrel in the Pepto Bismal commercial…grunt!…His American accent needs work…grumble!

  127. Staff
    10:48 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Thank you Amalia and Rebecca.

    Nighty Noodle everyone. I am grateful for all you special Plunderers tonight.

    PS, Dr appt. was good today.

  128. SnowBella
    10:50 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Clap, clap, clap! for Staff’s doctor appointment going well today. Good news is needed on a day like today.

  129. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:10 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Staff!…We here are very happy to hear about your good Doc appt….wooooo!….My friend on the other hand did not have such a good time at her appt. the other day…wheeze!… Her doc has been her doc for quite a while now and and she knows when my friend is not doing well…sniff!…She, the doc, suggested that my friend needs to “rally” and move away from here. Her doc does not pretend to be a psychologist but she does give good psychological advice sometimes….wuffle!…Because my friend is the only family member who is available to look after her mother, moving won’t happen, but a vacation away now and then would be nice….(((sigh))))

  130. Junior
    11:17 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rio: I can share my dog house with you and I’m sure we can find a place for Beau. The handler cabin which I’m sure is just a bigger version of my dog house can be a place for your Friend to rest her head.

  131. Staff
    11:17 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rio, I am very glad that I have sisters and a brother to help me with the ‘rents. It is very hard as you know.

  132. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:23 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Junior!…You can type!…snort!…Thank dawg they are teaching you computer skills at that there kennel…heh!…Once you are too old to be a sled dawg you will have other skills to fall back on…chuffle!…Thank you for your generous offer, but it is clear we will be staying here for the time being…wheeze!…I will keep my big eyes out for my friend and make sure she does get a real vacation next year…heh!…Maybe two or three!

  133. Junior
    11:28 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rio: Gomez, my bud that was with me at my old kennel showed me the ropes of putting paw to keyboard. He agrees and said I should have a trade or a skill. Annabelle chimed in and said that too old to be a sled dog means retirement. She explained the definition of retirement means doing what you want and a serving as a hood ornament on the bed or couch, whichever you prefer.

    More to Rio: My Lady says you are always welcome to visit. Even though she knows your fried doesn’t like the cold, they will cut enough firewood to keep her warm. Mi kennel es su kennel.

  134. Junior
    11:36 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Junior: I look forward to any intel you have on eyebrows, particularly my eyebrows.

  135. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:36 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Vaca!…My friend says “Keep next summer open”…heh!heh!

  136. Junior
    11:38 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Junior! I addressed my last message to myself. I must be giddy with using the ipaw for a first time.

    Open! Rio! We will leave the light on for you. Of course, if it is summer you won’t be able to see the lights.

  137. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:42 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Lights!….Schmights!…sniff!…We want to see big lakes, bald eagles, mountains and trees. Lots of trees….grunt!…No scary moose though, unless from a safe distance….yeeep!

  138. Junior
    11:44 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rio: We can provide all that! Yuuhhheeeep!

  139. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:45 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Gah!..My email address was messed up so my Avatar went wayward…grump!…That has never happened before.

  140. Junior
    11:48 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rio: My Lady says avatars are messed up all the time for her when she is on her ipaw so she didn’t notice. Suprisingly, you’ve looked like a newf from time to time, and Sam looks like a professor. She says it keeps it interesting.

  141. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:48 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Junior!…This is very good to know! …snort!…A plan really should be officially made, but I will leave that up to someone else….heh!heh!

  142. Junior
    11:53 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Rio: Can’t we make the official plans and then just tell your friend and my lady later, like say, when you arrive?

  143. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:58 pm on December 14th, 2012

    Junior!…You and I think alike in a lot of ways, but as you grow older or train more, you will realize some decisions are better made by the 2-legged…grunt!…whether we like it or not…wuffle!…But hang in there and do not worry about me….heh!…I will always be A-Okay…grunt!

  144. Junior
    12:03 am on December 15th, 2012

    Rio: I always worry about you. You and me—we’re family.

    Looks like my lady just put on her chore suit and is coming out to play with us. I love play and snuggle time. Nobody does it like my lady.

  145. c.hobbit
    12:07 am on December 15th, 2012

    Thanks for the prayer
    Rio: I received a message from you at 4:12 via Snowhook. Was that what you meant? Also, don’t just talk about vacations–make sure you do them. I have a friend who always says “next year” and ends up doing too much for others and nothing for herself.

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