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Welcome Daisy Belle. And here she is:

Hi Chet! My mom, grandma  & grandpa have read all of your books to me! Please write more! Love Daisy Belle



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  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:49 am on February 8th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! Welcome, Daisy Belle as a friend of Chet. Mmm, Opening Ceremony…not the best, not the worst. Colorful and lively.
    Relax and get as healthy as possible to all, especially those in need.
    Have a stressless Saturday (if that is possible).

  2. B. Stover
    8:50 am on February 8th, 2014

    Daisy Belle is a cutie.

    Good morning all.

  3. Barb & Maggie
    9:00 am on February 8th, 2014

    Good morning all. We agree, Daisy is very cute.

    Barb is going out later. Lyla has some sort of church thing that she wants Mimi Barb to attend. If it isn’t snowing yet she may run to Fresh Market for some Saturday specials.

    We thought the opening ceremonies were pretty good. Wonder if someone lost their job when the 5th snowflake did not morph into a ring?

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:17 am on February 8th, 2014

    Is Daisy a Maltese or a Bishon Frise?

  5. Tupper and Gilly
    9:37 am on February 8th, 2014

    Daisy is a snowball.

    Good morning all. We dozed off during the opening ceremonies, so I guess we missed the good parts.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    9:42 am on February 8th, 2014

    Drug this in at the end of the summer to see if I could over-winter it. Look what is has this a.m.

    In So. Cal. geraniums are perennials and almost weed like! Right, Diane?

  7. Barb & Maggie
    9:52 am on February 8th, 2014

    Flowers blooming in Feb. are always a pic-me-up. When can you plant it outside again?

  8. Macy the min-pin
    10:03 am on February 8th, 2014

    Restart in Fairbanks? C Hobbit, you moved too soon!

  9. Barb & Maggie
    10:05 am on February 8th, 2014

    Macy, how is your leg?

    Also wondering how BooBear’s pop is doing.

  10. Herd of Hounds
    10:16 am on February 8th, 2014

    B&M it will go back outside in April.
    Macy, Where did you find the restart info? We haven’t found anything.
    Boo Bear we are concerned about your Dad.

  11. Melanie
    10:19 am on February 8th, 2014

    I am under the quilt today.
    Daisy-Belle is a cutie.

  12. Wose
    10:27 am on February 8th, 2014


    I am login’ all this Olympics talk. Since I have personally boycotted the Olympics, it is fun to hear your opinions.

    My, what a green thumb you have, Sharon!!!

    Daisy Belle looks a little like Sammie, but ther is only ONE Princess Sammie!!! (I still really love the picture so Sammie and her girl running. Sammie had her college girl sweater on, and was running like the wind!). Sammie, how are your girl and boy?

    Missing the Pixiie. Hope she is safe and gets home soon.

    Thinking about:
    BooBear, Karen, and Truman
    The Royal Mum
    All the rest under the quilt or peeking from a corner of the quilt.

    Tonight, the Prof and I will have our own Beatles celebration by watching A Hard Day’s Night, Oscar winner for best screenplay.



  13. Wose
    10:28 am on February 8th, 2014

    Miss Macy is up top.

    Great picture, Melanie!

  14. Barb & Maggie
    10:48 am on February 8th, 2014

    Melanie, who made the afgan blanket?

    Off to the church program. Starting to snow, so may be back before too long. Barb says unless lightning strikes the church. Not sure what that means!

  15. Barb & Maggie
    10:49 am on February 8th, 2014

    That should have been afghan blanket.

  16. B. Stover
    10:49 am on February 8th, 2014

    AJ posted info on Facebook regarding the Iditarod. Here is the first part:

    “As of today, we are still planning on having an acceptable trail starting in Willow and going over the Alaska Range to Nome. We do have trail concerns from the top of Rainy Pass to Nikolai. Because of these concerns, a contingency plan will be used if the Alaska Range conditions are not acceptable. On February 17, a decision will be made whether the Restart will be in Willow or Fairbanks. The alternate route would start in Fairbanks and travel as listed below. If the alternate route is used, the Ceremonial Start will be held in Anchorage on Saturday, March 1 at 10:00AM, and the Restart will be on Monday, March 3 (time to be announced) in Fairbanks.”

  17. Daisy's Mom
    10:52 am on February 8th, 2014

    What a warm welcome for my Daisy Belle, Chet’s number one fan! In answer to the question regarding Daisy’s breed: she is a Coton de Tulear, sporting her summer haircut from last year.

  18. Tupper and Gilly
    11:06 am on February 8th, 2014

    Hi Daisy”a Mom. We never heard of that breed before. She is a cutie.
    Gilly and Basil say hi

  19. Wose
    11:26 am on February 8th, 2014

    Daisy’s Mom: Your daisy is a real cutie!

    Royal Mum: Love the picture of Basil and Gilly. I am glad to see there are no boxes and packing tape nearby.

  20. Staff
    11:32 am on February 8th, 2014

    Nice picture of Gilly and Basil sharing the sun. Both Alice M. and AbbietheKitty love the sunny parts of the carpet.

    Love Melanie’s Newfie in the crocheted shrug.

    We will be teaching a new sewer to sew today. Always interesting. This new sewer is not (thank Dog) a youngster. She is in her 20’s.

    Hmmm Interesting news about the Iditarod. Will decide if it is good or bad later on. Sniff. I do know it means we will miss the restart. grump.

  21. Alice M. Johnson
    11:35 am on February 8th, 2014

    Daisy Belle has a fairly good tail for a dog.

    Tails are important.

  22. dawson
    11:46 am on February 8th, 2014

    Welcome to Daisy Belle, a Coton de Tulear.

    Sage wins gold!
    In slopestyle snowboarding, none of which I managed to see.

    Praying for Snow in Anchorage and Willow and all along the Iditarod Trail.

    Melanie: Rest easy under the quilt.

    Today is try to get organized day…like that is going to happen.

    SiberH: I hope your computer issues are resolved today!

  23. Diane C.
    11:57 am on February 8th, 2014

    Wow–so many pictures of very attractive Friends of Chet!
    Everyone under the quilt or traveling, be safe and warm (if you see Dima, give him a special Hello from me, Pretty, Edgar and Conan).
    HOH–Your geranium looks great–you must have a gift if it’s that cold where you live. (And you’re right, they tend to take over here if left alone–I have a front yard that pretty much all rose geranium forest on one side…
    SiberH–what Dawson said.
    I was hoping to go to the opera movies this a.m., but I’ve been called into work at the library, so I’ll have to catch the rerun Wednesday night. Mon before fun…

  24. Belle Starr
    12:21 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Well, poop. That Damn Pixie arrived in anchorage late last night and completely missed my birthday. As a result, I am declaring the entire month Belle Starr’s Most Fabualous, Sparkly Birthday month. I don’t see any other way around it.

    The Damn Pixie just read about the moose-Snoowhook encounter. That is just like the Giant not to tell her things so she doesn’t worry.

  25. AJ
    1:10 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Hello All,

    Just returned late last night from an excellent run around Willow. The trails are hard and fast and require constant care with the team but we’re out and running again.

    So, that’s the good news. The informational news for those of you who are planning on coming up here this year is that Iditarod sent us an email last night regarding POTENTIAL changes to the race.

    They are considering moving the race to Fairbanks due to extremely low snow conditions over the Alaska range. This area is the most technical section of the race and has the potential to be dangerous even in the best years.

    The race committee will make a decision by the 17th of this month. So, do a snow dance because the alternative trail that I’ve included a description of isn’t quite the Iditarod that the drivers enjoy.

    Thank you all again for your support. I think of you all often. There was one problem however before I forget to mention it. The Twix bars required sampling before they went in the drop bags. Unfortunately the box did not contain enough samples and so now I’ve got to go to the store for more.

    See you on the trail…


    Race Route Information

    As of today, we are still planning on having an acceptable trail starting in Willow and going over the Alaska Range to Nome. We do have trail concerns from the top of Rainy Pass to Nikolai. Because of these concerns, a contingency plan will be used if the Alaska Range conditions are not acceptable. On February 17, a decision will be made whether the Restart will be in Willow or Fairbanks. The alternate route would start in Fairbanks and travel as listed below. If the alternate route is used, the Ceremonial Start will be held in Anchorage on Saturday, March 1 at 10:00AM, and the Restart will be on Monday, March 3 (time to be announced) in Fairbanks. You will be able to fully re-supply in Nenana at the checkpoint, however, straw and Heet will not be provided there. You can have unlimited help while at Nenana except for feeding and putting on booties.

    As you know, Food Drops are scheduled for next week. Those bags identified to go to Ruby and beyond, on the regular 2014 Route, will be sent out immediately as would normally happen. Those bags identified for Skwentna, Rainy Pass, Rohn, Nikolai, McGrath, Takotna, Ophir, and Cripple will be held in refrigerated containers until the final route decision is made. Mileage information and food bag distributions for the alternate route are listed here:

    Fairbanks – 50 miles to Nenana

    Nenana – 65 miles to Manley No Food Drop in Nenana, no straw and Heet provided

    Manley – 75 miles to Tanana Skwentna bags to Manley

    Tanana – 120 miles to Ruby Takotna bags to Tanana

    Ruby – 50 miles to Galena Ruby bags no change

    Galena – 37 miles to Nulato Galena bags no change PLUS McGrath Bags

    Nulato – 47 miles to Kaltag Nulato bags no change

    Kaltag – 60 miles to Eagle Island Kaltag bags no change PLUS Rohn bags

    Eagle Island – 62 miles to Grayling Nikolai AND Cripple bags to Eagle Island

    Grayling – 18 miles to Anvik Rainy Pass AND Ophir bags to Grayling

    Anvik – 18 miles back to Grayling No Food Drop in Anvik, straw and Heet provided

    Grayling – 62 miles to Eagle Island Same bags as above

    Eagle Island – 60 miles to Kaltag Same bags as above

    Kaltag – 85 miles to Unalakleet Same bags as above

    Unalakleet – 40 miles to Shaktoolik Unalakleet bags no change

    Shaktoolik – 50 miles to Koyuk Shaktoolik bags no change

    Koyuk – 48 miles to Elim Koyuk bags no change

    Elim – 28 miles to Golovin (no food drop) Elim bags no change

    White Mountain – 55 miles to Safety White Mountain bags no change

    Safety – 22 miles to Nome Safety and Nome bags no change

    Should the alternate route be used, ITC will deliver (1) one additional 50 pound food drop bag to any checkpoint after Nenana and before Unalakleet. You have the option to deliver this bag during next week’s food drops or wait until after the Route decision is made. Updated information will be distributed to you on a regular basis.

  26. dawson
    1:11 pm on February 8th, 2014

    BelleStarr: Happy Birthday month! The Giant is right not to worry the dam Pixie. She has enough weight on her back.

  27. Herd of Hounds
    1:16 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Fairbanks on Monday????? Maybe we should get a Jeep or? for those staying.HOH is there thru the 6th ’cause mom wanted to be there for her full b-day on the 4th.
    Diane, mom has dug down 4 feet to grub out those damned flowers in Vista, CA and Temecula, CA. Didn’t have much yard in Anaheim,
    We miss Siber H and pawray he is ok.

  28. Barb & Maggie
    1:32 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Just got back from the church service. Decided against a grocery run to the snowfall. Will read a book and have a nap instead.

    Picked up Nicholas Sparks’ new one, The Longest Ride. Has anyone read it yet?

    Is the Coton a French breed? Have heard they are smart and easy to train for tricks, especially walking on their back legs.

  29. Herd of Hounds
    1:41 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Barb, even though the coton is a French word, they are originally from Madagascar…whudda thunk!

  30. Barb & Maggie
    2:08 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Interesting HOH. Thanks for the info.

    Also some great pictures on the blog today.

    And good update info from A.J. So what happens with all you visitors if the race start gets moved to Fairbanks? How far is that?

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:08 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Postal!…My friend went postal this morning and was finally able to mail off a package that has been house-bound because of the very bad weather this past week…grunt!…Only to come home to company. Company that stayed and stayed and stayed…wheeze!…Bah!

    Golovin!…snort!….I’m pretty darn sure Beau and I sponsored Golovin and it is not on the new route….sob!sob!sob!

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:10 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Staff!…We received the Fern potholder today…yipppeee!…My friend is very happy with her set of chickens…snort!snort!

  33. dawson
    2:20 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Rio: Golovin checkpoint is safe. It was inadvertently omitted between Elim and White Mountain.
    It is the checkpoints at the first half of the race that are at risk.

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:21 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Dawson!….sob!sob!…What a relief!…snorkel!…Sounds like the Plunderers are in for a Big Big Adventure!…Wooooo!

  35. Herd of Hounds
    2:51 pm on February 8th, 2014

    B&M: Fairbanks to Anchorage is about 360 miles 🙁 But is they do it, at least it will be on Mon 3/3.

  36. Melanie
    2:54 pm on February 8th, 2014

    360 miles vs the dog truck.

    Hmm, I sure hope the start is in Willow.

    Returning to quilt.

  37. Herd of Hounds
    3:01 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Melanie, we are with you. Trucking the dogs that far is hard on all…dogs, people, equipment (hope I got the right order)

  38. Daisy's Mom
    3:01 pm on February 8th, 2014

    The Coton de Tulear is indeed the national dog of Madagascar, but there are really 2 branches of the Coton family: the Malagasy Coton and the Euro Coton. Daisy Belle is a Euro Coton. They are a bit smaller and tend to have less of the possible tri-colors. And yes, Daisy is very smart (but not as crime savvy as Chet).

    Bonus joke from Daisy: “how can you tell if a Coton is French or Malagasy? The French ones are a little more ‘oui’ ! “. Woof! That’s a good one, Daisy!

  39. dawson
    3:06 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Cute as a daisy!

  40. Masquers
    3:35 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Hi Daisy, hi all. In Lurker mode. (Happy birthday month to my friend Belle Starr)

  41. c.hobbit
    3:37 pm on February 8th, 2014

    We will all hope for the best in terms of snow for the trails. Right now snow is in the forecast the 13th, 14th, 15th but I don’t know how much and weather forecasts often change and are wrong.

    If A.J. draws an early start number, it is conceivable that we could drive up Sunday, stay the night doubling up in hotel rooms, watch A.J. take off and drive back to Anchorage Monday. We are gaining daylight everyday so that is in our favor. It is a long drive but a pretty one and I usually see Mt. McKinley looming in the sky so that would be neat. I can check with my nephew about borrowing another vehicle and I can drive 3-4 people in my car.

  42. Barb & Maggie
    3:40 pm on February 8th, 2014

    C.Hobbit You are so nice and thoughtful always.

  43. Herd of Hounds
    3:46 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Chobbit is as awesome as Dawson! Plunderers Extraordinaire 🙂

  44. Herd of Hounds
    4:05 pm on February 8th, 2014

    And speaking of Dawson, while watching this afternoon’s Olympic coverage we have hears 5 times,”It’s not Vancouver’s ice”. Heh, heh, heh. Does that mean it came from an ice tray instead of an ice maker?

  45. dawson
    4:47 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Canadians know how to make great ice!

  46. Luna
    4:54 pm on February 8th, 2014

    North to Alaska Travelers: Please check the Dishlickers SDD. Yeep!

  47. dawson
    4:54 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Oh yeah!
    CHobbit: You’re the best!

    It is a logistical nightmare to move the Iditarod Trail so I am sure that it will only be done as a last resort and if the welfare of dogs or mushers was in jeopardy. It is good they are preparing for all possible contingencies.

  48. Herd of Hounds
    5:02 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Dawson, check SDD

  49. Herd of Hounds
    5:08 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Luna, idiot mom doesn’t understand.

  50. Luna
    5:11 pm on February 8th, 2014

    HOH: My mama sent a SDD from our kennel account to Dish with ‘North to Alaska Back up Plan’ in the subject line. It is about lodging in Fairbanks.

    Can the Plunderer who just sent us a SDD about banquet tickets send us another SDD to identify yourself. Banquet tickets have already been ordered! Yeep!

  51. Herd of Hounds
    5:12 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Luna, TY.

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:20 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Finally!…We get to sit down and watch the Olympics…grunt!…I’ve been waiting and waiting for someone to get home. She made a trip to the grocery store and so did everyone else who lives here…sniff!…Everyone is stocking up for the next big storm due sometime tomorrow…wheeze!

  53. Herd of Hounds
    5:23 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Rio, you will enjoy the events. Mom is particularly fond of biathalon, imagine skiing and shooting!

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:25 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Daisy!…She looks a lot like lil’ Sammie…chuffle!…I wonder how that will go over…heh!heh!

  55. Princess Sam
    5:47 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Wose, my girl and boy are fine. My girl is back to that stupid college place and my boy, thankfully, is staying at home attending University of Buffalo and working.

  56. Princess Sam
    5:48 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Rio, I think Daisy is a real cutie. I will like her a lot if she doesn’t have any MovieStar aspirations.

  57. Wose
    5:48 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Belle Starr: February shall now be known as Belle Starr month! the sparkliest month of all!!!!!

  58. Masquers
    5:52 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Belle Starr: ditto to what my bestest friend Rose said.

  59. Wose
    5:56 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Masquers! I love when our avatars are together!

  60. Daisy Belle
    5:59 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Wait–is this Sammie some kind of Alpha around here?
    I am sending out all my calming signals. Does this dog park have those scary dark corners?

  61. Masquers
    6:00 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Riö & Beau: The Olympics day one…cannot…NOT watch.
    Rose: 😉

  62. Princess Sam
    6:03 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Daisy, ha ha, it’s nothing like that. In the book Thereby Hangs a Tail there is a show dog named Princess and when that book is made into a movie I’m going to play the part of Princess.

  63. c.hobbit
    6:08 pm on February 8th, 2014

    I followed the Dishlicker’s suggestion and made a reservation for a room with double queen beds for March 2nd, checking out on March 3rd just in case the start is in Fairbanks. I got an Alaska resident rate. I actually can stay with a friend who has an extra twin bed for guests so the room would be available for whomever would like to share two queen beds in the same room. I would be glad to try and reserve other rooms using my Alaska resident rate if that is allowed. Send me a SDD if you want me to look into it–no guarantees if it is allowed and the savings aren’t much. Pike’s Landing is a nice hotel with a good restaurant.

  64. BearSpiritDog
    6:09 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Daisy Belle: No Scary Corners ’round here. Sammie is our resident princess and the next BIG Hollywood Star. Her debut role (to be announced) is in THAT.

  65. Daisy Belle
    6:12 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Oh great Princess Sammie! We read that book (we’ve read them all!) and we can’t wait to see you in the movie some day. Could I be your stunt double?

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:14 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Beds!…Youse guys are so lucky you have CHobbit looking out for you up there in Alaska!…snort!snort!

  67. Beau - The Black Pug
    6:16 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Sneeze!….I’d like a Dollup of Daisy…eh!heh!heh!…sneeze!cough!!

  68. Princess Sam
    6:20 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Daisy, be my stunt double? I saw that movie All About Eve.

  69. Daisy Belle
    6:28 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Sammie, my favorite line from “All About Eve” is this gem:
    “What a story! Everything but the bloodhounds snappin’ at her rear end.”

  70. Princess Sam
    6:30 pm on February 8th, 2014

    And this stupid cousin Loulou is another problem. She’s Mollypop’s mom’s dog. The other day I caught her posing in front of the mirror and also practicing some blurry-legged running.

  71. Princess Sam
    6:52 pm on February 8th, 2014

    I forgot her stupid picture.

  72. Masquers
    6:58 pm on February 8th, 2014

    but Sammie, she looks so…cough…cute.

  73. Daisy Belle
    6:59 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Omg! It’s like looking in a mirror!
    “I’ll have you know I’m fed up with both the young lady and her qualities. Studying me as if I were a play or a blueprint, how I walk, talk, think, act, sleep…” Margo, AAE

  74. Daisy Belle
    7:01 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Omg! It’s like looking in a mirror!
    “I’ll have you know I’m fed up with both the young lady and her qualities. Studying me as if I were a play or a blueprint, how I walk, talk, think, act, sleep…” Margo, AAE

  75. Princess Sam
    7:08 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Yup, that’s it.

    Siber-H, my manager who is absent with computer problems, advised me to get hair extensions.

  76. Tupper and Gilly
    7:11 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Help – we are being overrun by adorable white doggies!

  77. Barb & Maggie
    7:19 pm on February 8th, 2014

    But it is refreshing and oh so much fun!

  78. Herd of Hounds
    7:24 pm on February 8th, 2014

    And remember: Cute should never be unpunnished!

  79. Tupper and Gilly
    7:26 pm on February 8th, 2014

    HOH – if cute is never unpunished, we are in BIG trouble.

    tee hee

  80. Macy the min-pin
    7:39 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Hi Dish,

    We noticed a login to your Yahoo account from an unrecognized device on Sat, Feb 8, 2014 2:56 PM MST from Canada.

    Gah, some sneaky Canadian, heh-heh.

  81. Herd of Hounds
    7:43 pm on February 8th, 2014

    We didn’t understand that.

  82. dawson
    7:54 pm on February 8th, 2014

    MacyMinPin: Did that show up on the email account? Dang Americans and their NSA. I can’t get away with anything! They know where I am at any time.

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:56 pm on February 8th, 2014

    HoHo!…That is very understandable…snort!

  84. Herd of Hounds
    8:04 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Rio,we can’t help it if there is a blonde in our midst!

  85. dawson
    8:09 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Understandable is in the mind of the beholder.

    I have my suitcases out!

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:12 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Packing!…Make room!!…snort!…The Canadian is packing…heh!

  87. Macy the min-pin
    8:22 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Yep, Dawson, we are watching everything you do. By the way, I like that towel in your bathroom.

    Mom begins packing tomorrow, with her new snowpants scored from the church resale shop. The not-top-of-the-line thermal undies arrive Tuesday.

  88. dawson
    8:24 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Usually I go out with empty suitcases then come back full up.

  89. Herd of Hounds
    8:26 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Mom wins the OCD packing award. The problem is she may never get unpacked when she gets home.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:26 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Plans! …You guy must give Maskers your flight plans. Do not forget…snort!…That Kat will be setting up all the pre-tracking information for me…chuffle!…We do still have a couple of weeks, right?…gasp!

  91. BooBear
    8:33 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Even though Mom and Dad aren’t getting to go North to Alaska for the big race, we really hope that there is lots of snow and the restart will be in Willow! Can’t imagine that they will change it unless absolutely necessary.

    Mom got a really cool pot holder in the mail today too!!! Thank you, Staff! Mom loves it.

    Luna, is Little in the starting line up and has she been sponsored?

  92. Alice M. Johnson
    8:37 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Staff is a poodled up. She has her return flight leaving Anchorage at 12:35 a.m. on Monday/night Tuesday morning and is all worrit if she goes up to Fairbanks she will not get back in time for her flight. She needs a lot of rest you know although she often takes naps in cars. Yikes… What are you guys thinking about. I suppose I can book and then cancel if I decide not to go as well as if the start stays in Willow…


  93. Masquers
    8:37 pm on February 8th, 2014

    As Riö says…awaiting flight plans from youse to moi…setting up tracking equipment as we speak.

  94. BooBear
    8:38 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Also, Dad is improving. He has his 2nd chemo session this coming Wednesday and a follow up MRI the following Tuesday. I just know that we will see improvement even though it is early in this round of treatments. Thank you all for asking and continuing to keep him in your hearts and prayers.

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:39 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Staff!….Why do you want to leave Alaska so soon?…snort!….Stay a few extra days – live like an Eskimo!…Woooo!

  96. Lefty a.k.a. Adorable White Dog
    8:39 pm on February 8th, 2014

    I too am a white dog so therefore I must also be adorable.

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:40 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Maskers!…Happy to hear you are up to the task of gathering all the flight plans…snort!….Send me an SDD if you need extra curly-tailed back-up…grunt!

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:42 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Magnitude!….Wow! I just realized all youse guys are going to get to meet Whitey Lance…snort!…The guy who is responsible for ALL of this excitement and packing way too early…Zow!

  99. Luna
    8:42 pm on February 8th, 2014

    BooBear: Little is going to stay home this year with me. She’s young, yet to run with the A team. Headbumps to Mr. BooBear’s Dad.

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Little!…Is she related to Bellie somehow?…sniff!…They are both Little…grunt!

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:46 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Maskers!….Command Central Headquarters will be hopping-mad busy during all the traveling the plunderers are going to be doing, that’s for sure…wheeze!

  102. Alice M. Johnson
    8:52 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Staff made reservations. She decided it would be better to make them and then cancel than to not make them and be sorry. 99$ one night, March 2nd, two queens. Must be cancelled by Feb 27 or she will be charged….Whew!

    If she decides to not go someone else could take her place. If if if…

    This is getting complicated.

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:55 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Reservations!….I think it is smart to reserve the rooms just in case…snort!…Think of all the people who are going to swarm Fairbanks if the Re-Start is pushed up there…gasp!…You are all being Proactive Plunderers….Yeepeeee!

  104. BooBear
    9:00 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Luna, who is a member of the starting A team that is often overlooked?

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:08 pm on February 8th, 2014

    SiberH!….My friend says I should contact SiberH by snail-mail…grump!…What a damned pain in the paw…sniff!…Hey, maybe if all of us or at least some of us send him a paw-written note he will decide to get his Siber-Ass back here on the blog before the Last Big Race starts…wheeze!

  106. Masquers
    9:11 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Riö: Your help will most definitely be needed. Sure hope our pal Siber will be joining us. Yeep.

  107. Barb & Maggie
    9:13 pm on February 8th, 2014

    We miss SiberH! How long is he going to be gone?

  108. Thieves!
    9:19 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Rio: Is a search and rescue mission for SiberH close at paw?

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Rescue!….No rescue teams are needed. I have learned for certain it is SiberH’s computer that is being held hostage…grunt!….He says in his latest note that he really needs to get a new computer, but his paws are tied waiting for his Maw to go buy one and get it set-up…grunt!…She is busy helping neighbors and friends at the moment. She is also a little afraid of buying new technology for SiberH…wheeze!…I think a bunch of paw-written notes from us to SiberH and his Maw begging for him to come back would do the trick…snorkel!

  110. Wose
    9:39 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Lefty, yes you are !

    And where is my VBFF! Bellle Starr?

  111. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:45 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Beginning!….Here is the beginning of another project my friend has started….snort!…Beau and I did our best to snuffle it, but it was highly guarded…grunt!

  112. Diane C.
    9:46 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Rio–You meant Bernie, right?

    Belle Starr–Happy Birthmonth and a zillion more.

    BooBear–I am also happy to hear your Dad is improving (and Little needn’t rush into anything.)

    Daisy and Princess Sammie and Lefty–You are all adorable white dogs. (But dogs of any and every color can be adorable. And are.)

  113. Diane C.
    9:49 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Rio–that is beautiful–no wonder you and Beau wanted to snuffle it. Did your friend say anything about what kind of material was involved?

  114. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:00 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Grump!…I cannot find the photo I posted here way back when before Christmas of the multi-petal pink flower she was starting on…grunt!…It will also be part of this next project…sniff!…That makes me so grumpy! Where did it go?…growl?

    Diane!…As far as I can tell it is all paper…sniff!

  115. Herd of Hounds
    10:05 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Rio, we know you know it but tell your friend that that is truly art!
    Dawson: You crack us up.

  116. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:09 pm on February 8th, 2014

    HoHo!…My friend says it is not really anything yet…sniff!…But give her another 30+ hours and maybe it will become something…snort!

  117. Macy the min-pin
    10:19 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Boy, pugs, one good snuffle and that lovely flower would have been confetti!

    Staff, you will know by the 17th if Fairbanks is involved, plenty of time to cancel. I am really torn about this whole situation. On the one paw, it would be better for the dogs to start at Willow. On the other paw, I have never been to Fairbanks, heh, I’ve never been to Alaska. On the other paw, I don’t like mountain roads. On the other paw it would be an adventure, on the other paw…wait I think I am out of paws.

  118. Herd of Hounds
    10:25 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Macy, we’re with you. Mom is conflicted about Fairbanks. Scary, scary scary!

  119. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on February 8th, 2014

    HoHo!…Adventure! Adventure! Adventure!…Plus, you will have CHobbit keeping you all safe and sound…snort!

  120. dawson
    10:31 pm on February 8th, 2014

    BooBear: Orion has been a steady and solid team member for years. Elim too. They keep on plundering on.

    It will be nice to know who is on the team. That will come when the v e t checks have been completed.

    Tony Angelo’s Siberian Huskies have been withdrawn from the Yukon Quest. He pushed the emergency button for help before he reached Dawson City, thereby disqualifying himself. Dogs and musher are fine.
    Hank DuBruin’s team of Huskies is still in it.
    The race for first is still between Brent Sass who is only a few miles ahead of Allen Moore and it has been like that the whole race with Hugh Neff 10 or so miles behind them. The end is near and may be a squeaker!


  121. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:36 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Yukon!….Dawson I am so glad you reminded everyone about this exciting race…snort!…I have been watching it all week and Allen and Brent are neck and neck…wheeze!…This will be a VERY close race. The bad news is it will probably end when I am in my warm soft bed tonight…gruffle!

  122. dawson
    10:36 pm on February 8th, 2014

    It will also be nice to know what number AJ picks for the starting order.

    Hoping for snow and for the start to remain in Willow!

  123. Herd of Hounds
    10:47 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Oh, oh, our eyelids are reaching for each other.

  124. BooBear
    10:55 pm on February 8th, 2014

    I wonder if Jem of the noble nose made the A team again this year. I think he started last year but got dropped fairly early.

  125. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:56 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Braeburn!…Awww! Once the teams reach Braeburn they have a mandatory 8 hour lay-over…snort!…So maybe I will get to see the winner in real time…heh!heh!

  126. Barb & Maggie
    11:16 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Diane, Rio’s friend does an intricate paper technique called quilling. You can look it up on Google. It dates back to the Middle Ages. Each piece of paper is cut and is individually curled. Very labor intensive.

    Rio, is your friend left handed?

  127. Luna
    11:41 pm on February 8th, 2014

    BooBear: I have heard it straight from the musher’s mouth that Jem or Marco are on the A team so far this year. Jem’s nose gets a lot of recognition, but the rest of him goes largely unnoticed. Marco is from the fruit of Whitey-Lance’s looms.

  128. Luna
    11:45 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Rio’s friend is talented. Case closed.

    Beau: Pancho and Lefty are still laughing about a dollop of Daisy. Please do not take dating advice from the Thieves.

  129. Barb & Maggie
    11:51 pm on February 8th, 2014

    Night all. Heading off to bed.

  130. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:05 am on February 9th, 2014

    Handed!…My friend has a left paw and a right paw if that is the question to be answered…snort!… I am four-pawed and one-tailed, although I have never seen my tail up close and personal…heh!…Still I believe I have one. That is called Faith…snorkel!

    Race!….I’ve been out there on the Yukon Quest. What a close race!…Wooooo!

  131. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:14 am on February 9th, 2014

    Bed!…It is time to call it a Saturday Night and head up to my warm soft bed where all my baseball toys are in all their right places waiting for me….snorkel!….Yawn!…Tomorrow may or may not be a big day, so I need to be ready for anything…chuffle!

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