No Post Today

We’re outdoors!

Welcome Zoey, Gioca – both with descriptions worth reading.



This entry was posted on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at 9:09 am and is filed under Chet The Dog. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

84 Responses to “No Post Today”

  1. Wose-the small and meek
    9:21 am on June 7th, 2014


    It is a lovely, sunshiny day here in Westchester! Today, Grizz and I will be driving up north to Goshen, and probably Warwick (where the ‘lil Singer was found), and do some walking, eating, and enjoying the day.

    Pixie, That is a wonderful idea that you have!

    RIO! Chicken! I forgot your were at the Plunderfest last year!

    Everyone have a good day!

  2. Wose-the small and meek
    9:22 am on June 7th, 2014

    Wose, the small and meek 1st????

  3. Barb & Maggie
    9:30 am on June 7th, 2014

    Good morning Wose, The Small and the Sleek!

    We like Rebecca’s idea too.

    Barb is heading out to enjoy watching the Fun Day Horse Show. Pot Luck lunch will be served at the noon break. Then this afternoon she will swing by #1 Son’s Pedal In The Park event, just so he doesn’t feel neglected. BBML

    Have a great day everyone!

  4. Herd of Hounds
    9:37 am on June 7th, 2014

    Good morning, Wose, B&M and everyone. Welcome Gioca and Zoe, great members of the nation within! Looks like lots of folks will be doing some summery activities today, and why not?
    Have a satisfying Saturday, all 🙂

  5. B.Stover
    9:48 am on June 7th, 2014

    I’ve been outdoors working in the garden. Sunny and 73.

    Good morning all.

  6. BearSpiritDog
    10:12 am on June 7th, 2014

    It Really IS Summer!
    Good Morning Everyone.

    whispering (Zoe, you will not mess it up! sending love & hugs)

  7. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:24 am on June 7th, 2014

    Bus!…I have it on good authority that her mother has been on a bus all night long and is still on that same bus this morning…grunt!….If that bus survived the mighty storms that blew through, her ETA in this neck of the woods will be around 9:00 am….snort!…My friend is waiting around for a phone call…sniff!….This always makes her mad because she feels like she is trapped inside till that darn phone rings…grump!

  8. dawson
    10:32 am on June 7th, 2014

    The new FOC are good-looking. I love the meaning of Gioco’s name. I hope Zoey gets to eat soon. I also like the picture of the white dog on the porch under the American flag.

    Outdoors is the way to go today.

    Zoe: There is no possible way you could mess up the day we remember your daughter! Just keep hold of at least one of the Newfs for strength and get ready to cry and laugh and hug all those who gather to celebrate her life and to support each other as we remember how our Heartfriend affected our lives.

  9. Masquers
    10:35 am on June 7th, 2014

    Welcome to the new FOC: Zoey & Gioca!
    We are expecting the usual…temps in the 70’s…nice.
    Hey to B, HOH, B&M, Dawson, and the Super/Marvelous Rose.
    Welcome home (soon) to the mother of Riö’s friend.

  10. Masquers
    10:37 am on June 7th, 2014

    Look! There’s Beau waiting by the door. Heh.

  11. Diane C.
    11:02 am on June 7th, 2014

    Greetings to all and a Happy Saturday. I can see I’ll have to go back and catch up–look away for an instant (or a day) and there’s something new going on here.
    Be well, all. Miss Pretty, Edgar and Conan send wet sloppy kisses only lightly touched by kibble breath (which usually means they’re trying to hold out for treats…)

  12. Wolfie
    11:13 am on June 7th, 2014

    I can’t wait to blur over for Melanie’s remembrance! Zoey, you will be perfect, oh yes you will.

    The search for a drug rehab facility has been interesting. Not. The good news is that it is a covered benefit on our insurance policy. The bad news is that the exclusions are such that we can not find one flipping facility that meets the requirements.

    However, I have been taught how to drive pink bulldozers by the best. Stand clear, everyone, while I warm this puppy up!

  13. Diane C.
    11:21 am on June 7th, 2014

    Hello again–I was giving a stupid final (now I sound like Princess Sammie) and missed the excitement over Callie and the bear. Wasn’t it dangerous for Callie? But well done, anyway…
    Macy–One of the hard things about being in the slammer in my part of the country is that they take a mug shot of you and post it on the Internet so your humans can come and get you. It is never a flattering shot–just ask Miss Pretty.
    I have marked the calendar for July 26, but I have a question–2 p.m. in what time zone?

  14. Diane C.
    11:22 am on June 7th, 2014

    Wolfie–Never fear, you will prevail.

  15. Masquers
    11:26 am on June 7th, 2014

    Saturday greetings, DianeC, the time zone in question would be eastern.
    Edgar, Conan & Miss Pretty: This kat will pass on the sloppy kibble breath kisses. Lol. I prefer to do my own grooming thank you very much.
    Wolfie: Good luck with your search for the rehab facility.
    Insurance companies…coverage on their terms only…very helpful. Not!

  16. Wose-the small and meek
    11:40 am on June 7th, 2014

    RIO! You look very handsome in your coat of many colored kats.

    Zoe, You are wonderful, and everything will turn out fine. Whether in person or in spirit, all your blog family will be with you on that day, and always.

  17. Wose-the small and meek
    11:45 am on June 7th, 2014

    Awesome: I like Gioca’s name too.
    It is very interesting how Italian and Spanish have many similar sounding words, and spelling for those words.

    In Spanish, the word gozar means to have fun, or enjoy themselves.

  18. Siber-H
    12:04 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Mom is picturing Spence enjoying a day at the ocean.
    We are also outdoors….cutting down a tree and making trips to the landfill. I am supervising.

    Zoe, You can’t mess anything up. This is the blog…your siberspace family.

  19. BearSpiritDog
    12:09 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Siber-H: That is a Nice Picture. Spence, Audrey and Pearl at the Beach. I like it.

  20. BearSpiritDog
    12:16 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Wait! You are Cutting Down a Tree?!

  21. Siber-H
    12:29 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Bear, Cutting down the tree before it falls on ME.
    It is an old tree that is mostly dead.

  22. BearSpiritDog
    12:34 pm on June 7th, 2014

    In that case it’s Okay, Siber-H. I understand.

  23. B.Stover
    12:56 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Rose: Spanish, Italian and French are three of the “Romance Languages” derived from “Vulgar Latin” or “Roman.” That’s why some words are similar. Although English has many words derived from Latin and French (after the Roman and Norman invasions), it is a West Germanic language.

  24. O'Howlers
    1:24 pm on June 7th, 2014

    It is a fantastic day here. We Howlers are out out out. So is Pop. Not Mom. She is sadly indoors, waiting for the call from work so she can log in and spend the rest of this gorgeous day staring at her computer.

  25. Staff
    1:36 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Zoe, we at the blog know that you will do fine at your daughter’s remembrance. Remember we all love you.

    I have been out in the garden also. I excavated the quack out of the iris bed. I have 25 iris stalks this year. Last year I had ONE! Last year was the first time it had been weeded in 3 years. When Staff is gone the iris are NOT weeded. Mr carrots, beets and spinach are up.

    This morning the fawn is not by the blue chair.

  26. c.hobbit
    2:20 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Good morning all. Here is a photo of my newly painted deck with Sadie’s new igloo doghouse. It was taken about 10 PM last night. It should have been more sunny but the clouds had moved in right before the photo was taken. The colors go much better with my house than the previous redwood coloring.

  27. Mollypop's Mom
    2:22 pm on June 7th, 2014

    I got an SDD from Tyb. He’s been accepted by Yale University to be in a canine cognition study and they leave for New Haven tomorrow.

  28. Masquers
    2:27 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Staff: We here love iris but not quack grass.
    Wonder where the little fawn is?
    CHobbiti: Your newly painted deck looks very nice…lovely trees in the background, umbrella for shade, and Sadie’s new igloo.
    Howler’s Mom: So sorry you must work on the weekend. Hope T.C. is keeping you company.

  29. BearSpiritDog
    2:28 pm on June 7th, 2014

    OMD! TYB, Congrats! WoooHooo!!!

  30. Masquers
    2:31 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Tyb: Soon you will be able to tell everyone you graduated from Yale. How kool is that!

  31. O'Howlers
    3:09 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Done! Mom is changing into her summer shorts and flip flogs and coming out out out!
    Congratulations to Tyb.
    Sadie, your igloo is DELUXE and sits on a very lovely deck.

  32. BearSpiritDog
    3:37 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Sad here for Nana.
    My Bestest Friends (Koha, SamIAm & Fergie) and their mom just moved to the Big Island.
    I can blurr over to see them but she cannot.

    In happier news…the O’Howlers have their mom back to Enjoy the Fun in the Sun.

  33. Diane C.
    4:13 pm on June 7th, 2014

    C. Hobbit–The deck is beautiful and subtle in color–in fact, the entire area in the picture is gracious and welcoming (also seems vaguely Scandinavian, but I couldn’t explain why it seems so to me).
    What is quack grass?

  34. Diane C.
    4:14 pm on June 7th, 2014

    I am worried about the fawn.

  35. Masquers
    4:33 pm on June 7th, 2014

    DianeC: Quackgrass is a very tenacious grass-like weed that is very difficult to eradicate.
    I can hear Staff cursing now.

  36. Mollypop's Mom
    4:44 pm on June 7th, 2014

    The New York Rangers just won the Stanley Cup!

  37. C.hobbiti
    5:02 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Tyb: wowzer!

  38. Macy the min-pin
    5:17 pm on June 7th, 2014

    10 pm sun at the Hobbit Hotel. Where is my sleep mask?

    Ladies came over this morning and helped mom clear out the tool shed in prep for garage sale 1 in two weeks. It is amazing how much more work can be done by 4 than by 1.

    WTG Tyb. You are beginning to be the new Most Interesting Dog in the World.

    Has anyone had a dog with Cushing’s Disease? I might have it but mom can’t do the tests to find out.

  39. Elim
    6:02 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Tyb: Congratulations on going to Yale. I never went to college, but I did follow a group of kids in the the elementary school when the recess bell rang. Did I make it to the second or third grade class? I forget.

  40. Barb & Maggie
    6:12 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Barb is back home and tuckered out. Nice day though.

    Macy, we know nothing about Cushings Disease, but hope you don’t have it.

    Diane, Quack grass is most likely a prairie grass. It has a wide blade and the roots are like spaghetti. If you pull it and leave a little of the root it just keeps coming back. It will keep growing and chock out the things you want to grow.

    Staff, Bearded Iris are probably Barb’s favorite flower.

  41. Thieves!
    6:16 pm on June 7th, 2014

    The Giant is home and tending to chores, chores, chores including mowing the lawn. We think he may be jealous of Mr. Staff’s new-to-him tractor. In an effort to keep up with the Fireslippers, next thing we know the giant will be taking a blow torch to his yard boots.

    To all youse gardeners on tho here blog: Please take special note of our flowers. We have a fine crop of dandelions. It should be a good harvest this year.

  42. Tupper's Mama
    6:21 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Greetings from the passenger seat. The Storyteller is doing the driving home from the one day show. Thank dawg.
    It was a really good show. We did more sales in one 7 hour day than we did all of last weekend. And that one was a pretty good show.
    So, tired but very happy and thankful, we are headed home, with a restaurant stop on the way
    Rio – have a nice homecoming.
    Tyb – GOOD dog
    Dawson – why is your grass quacking. Have you been ducking your weeding chores?
    CHobbit – you have such lovely taste in all you decorate.
    Macy – dogs with Cushings usually lose most of their hair. Are you becoming nekkid?
    Zoe – pishaw. You will be yourself, and that will be perfect.

  43. BearSpiritDog
    6:21 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Thieves! Dandy-Lions are Good. They are not only edible but the Bees like them too.

    MollyPop’s Mom: Hurray for the Rangers!

  44. Macy the min-pin
    6:21 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Is AJ pulling a mower behind his tractor??!!

  45. Macy the min-pin
    6:23 pm on June 7th, 2014

    I am not the least bit nekkid. I have been drinking water like it was free though. Oh, wait…

  46. BearSpiritDog
    6:24 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama: Yippee for a Good Sales Day! Have some good chow to celebrate.

  47. BearSpiritDog
    6:25 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Macy! You’re right! But isn’t it pointed the Wrong Way?

  48. Thieves!
    6:26 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Macy: Yes! But that was only after he pushed.

  49. Thieves!
    6:30 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Rio: What’s the zinger situation (a.k.a. is Friend’s mother home safe and sound, yet)?

  50. Barb & Maggie
    6:36 pm on June 7th, 2014

    The giant is very innovative, for lack of a better word.

    Macy, could you be having diabetes problems? Or perhaps a bladder infection?

    The Belmont Race is about ready to start. California Chrome or Wicked Strong? Those are the two they keep talking about. We are cheering for CC just because there hasn’t been a triple crown winner in 38 years. We are not big fans of horse racing, but we are going to watch.

  51. Tupper's Mama
    6:42 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Macy – our first thought was diabetes too. And that one is easy to check for

  52. Mollypop's Mom
    6:46 pm on June 7th, 2014

    It was an exciting hockey game that the Rangers won. Too bad I was in a space warp because the game took place in 1994.

  53. Mollypop's Mom
    6:49 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Now I’m watching the Belmont stakes. I bet Secretariat wins.

  54. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:53 pm on June 7th, 2014


    Game!…We are watching a live game that is happening right now….snuffle!…The score is tied. The Rockies have lost 8 in a row and this has to stop for Pete’s Sake….groan!….So I am going to start chewing on some couch cushions in a few minutes…wheeze!

    Mother!…Made it home safely and is exhausted but will she go lay down? No!….grunt!

  55. dawson
    7:02 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Tyb: Yale nose how to pick ’em!

    CHobbit: The deck looks great and I can see why Sadie loves her new digs!

    AJ: I am jealous, also. of Mr. Fireslipper’s new john deere riding mower. Of yours, not so much. (snicker)

    Staff: WhooHoooo! You guys will love Alaska, the Hobbit Hotel and Snowhook Kennels!

    Mollypop’s MOm: Tonight is only the second game of the Stanley Cup Finals. New York won the first game.

  56. dawson
    7:04 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Mollypop’s Mom: Oh yeah! When New York beat Vancouver in the 7th game (in overtime, wasn’t it)?

  57. Thieves!
    7:05 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Dawson: The Giant’s riding mower will have to do until we can, er, procure a fancy tractor for him.

  58. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:19 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Mower!…I like the Lawn Mower Giant’s innovation…snort!….What a great idea for a big open space….chorkel!

  59. Barb & Maggie
    7:26 pm on June 7th, 2014

    MPM, Wasn’t Secretariat 1974? Well, California Chrome came in 4th and his owner didn’t sound very happy in the interview. Did anyone see the way he turned around and scowled at his wife and she did a big eye roll? Not his finest moment. Don’t know enough about the racing situation that he discussed to know if he is correct in his comments.

  60. Mollypop's Mom
    7:27 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Oh look, there’s another hockey game on.

  61. BearSpiritDog
    7:35 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Carpola on the Race!!! Phooey Pa Tooey!

  62. BearSpiritDog
    7:42 pm on June 7th, 2014

    A comment was made that only horses that had raced in the Derby and Preakness should be eligible to compete at Belmont for the Triple Crown.
    We feel bad for California Chrome’s team.
    Interesting background on the owners.

  63. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:54 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Streak!…Over!…Wooooo!Hooooo!….My team has finally broken it’s 8 game losin’ streak…gasp!…Now we can move on and start winning again….grunt!

    Hockey!…Is there a Stanley Cup Hockey game on right now?…chuffle!…What a great day!…Woooo!Hoooo!Zow!

  64. Tupper's Mama
    7:58 pm on June 7th, 2014

    So who DID win the Belmont?

  65. BearSpiritDog
    8:22 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama: BREAKING NEWS: California Chrome’s Triple Crown bid falls short, as Tonalist wins the Belmont Stakes.
    Sob, sob.

  66. BearSpiritDog
    8:27 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Tonalist?? Who is Tonalist???

    In other news: Another Member of the Nation Within worth his weight in gold.

  67. Siber-H
    8:30 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Macy, Mom has had two different dogs (not me) that the vets suspected might have Cushing disease, but when the tests were done, the dogs didn’t have Cushings disease.

  68. O'Howlers
    8:39 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Macy, we don’t know about Cushings in dogs, but we had a horse that had Cushings.
    We are definitely NOT jealous of the Giant’s tractor.
    Mom is a zombie. She is still working on 2 hours sleep, and we just had company. Two of her friends who she used to work with stopped by. Each had a kid with them. We Howlers had a very good time!
    We are now off to la-la land (bed). Good night.

  69. Wose-the small and meek
    8:54 pm on June 7th, 2014

    HRH, B, Thanks for the information. I love knowing these interesting tid bits. It’s not for nothing you are Professor Stover.

    TYB: Look at you! Yale University. Doing the Snoopy dance for you. I am sure you will be first in your class.

    Great news from the Royals!

    CHobbit: Great job on your deck! When I runaway to live with my VBFF, I think a little igloo would suit me just fine.


    Ahem. I think there were some sour grapes from California Chrome’s owner.
    Just sayin’.

  70. Wose-the small and meek
    8:58 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Time for bed. We went to Goshen, and I decided I wanted to ride bikes on the Heritage trail, rather than walk. It was not a good day. I fell off the bike. I was mortified.

    Sweet dreams to youse!

  71. Barb & Maggie
    9:09 pm on June 7th, 2014

    C Hobbit, your deck is beautiful. It should be good for several years now.

    Lily called and said she had a great day. She got Reserve Champion for the day (whatever that means!).

  72. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:21 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Deck!…CHobbit! That deck is amazing! It does not look like the same deck I spent time on waiting to be let IN!IN!IN!…grunt!…Also nice job covering up those spots….heh!heh!

  73. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Rangers!…Better tighten up! LA is only one point behind now…yeeeep!

  74. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:45 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Uh-Oh!…It is now that same 4 ta 4 score we were looking at during the Rockies game…gah!….TIED! I bet MollysMaw is chewing on some couch cushions right now…snort!…Or lil Lulu’s karrot!

  75. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:13 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Rose!…Gah! My Coat of Many Colored Kats….Gah!snort!…My friend laughed out loud over that one. I DID NOT…sniff!

  76. Herd of Hounds
    10:23 pm on June 7th, 2014

    So much news today that mom missed 🙁 Rio, grow a cat and get over it…
    B&M, what a day y’all had 🙂
    Love MPM’s time warp, can we join?
    YAWNNNNnnnn, need ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz.
    Will check in tomorrow.

  77. Tupper'sMama
    10:38 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Barb and Maggie – Reserve Champ of the day? That is a BIG deal. It means she got the second highest cumulative points of all the riders there. Congratulations to Lily! We are very impressed.

    Wose – hope the only thing bruised was your ego. We admire your courage in just getting on a bike.

    We absolutely need to go to bed. Up at 4 am, drive to Boston, set up a booth, sell all day, break down a booth, drive home from Boston. Toasted.

    G’night, family

  78. Barb & Maggie
    10:56 pm on June 7th, 2014

    T & G, thanks for the explanation, and sounds like your mama had a great day too. We are also off to dreamland.

    Nighty pasta all.

  79. Macy the min-pin
    11:01 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Pasta la Vista

  80. BearSpiritDog
    11:14 pm on June 7th, 2014

    Unlike the clever Min-Pin we can think of nothing witty so…Good
    Night/Sleep Tight – Bear

  81. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:49 pm on June 7th, 2014

    LA!…Well, MollysMaw will not be happy. The LA Whatevers took tonights game in over-time…sneeze!…It was a very close game, this could have gone either way…WOW!…What a great play-off so far…snort!…Now if the Avalanche were involved I would be a bit more emotional…yawn!…Up to bed for me and my friend now!…snorkel!

  82. abbiethekitty
    12:58 am on June 8th, 2014

    Hasta la pasta

  83. Diane C.
    8:36 am on June 8th, 2014

    Rio–An LA Team other than the Lakers won something?!? That’s strange.
    Does anyone know what lies ahead for California Chrome? Does he retire? Is his owner going to be mean to him for losing? People in the Ag. are in the center of the state will be sad–he was their special “blue-collar” Cinderella story (and actually still is, even without this latest race…)

  84. Erika
    11:10 pm on June 11th, 2014

    Hello there, I found your web site by means of Google at the same time
    as looking for a comparable topic, your web site got here up, it seems
    good. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.
    Hi there, simply was aware of your weblog thru Google, and located that it is really informative.
    I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful should you continue this in future.

    Lots of other folks might be benefited out of your writing.

The Books

powered by wordpress | site by michael baker digital