No Post Today

“On account of VNA on the way,” says Admin.

“Heard you went for a walk on the beach yesterday, a week after hip replacement surgery.”

“Ha. I wish. A walk in the beach parking lot. And with a crutch. But a beautiful, windy day. There was a kite surfer, the perfect contrasting image.”


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64 Responses to “No Post Today”

  1. BearSpiritDog
    8:37 am on January 20th, 2015

    A Walk. Congrats, Admin!!!

  2. Tupper and Gilly
    8:49 am on January 20th, 2015

    Good on you OFA. Time heals all wounds.
    Good morning all

  3. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:53 am on January 20th, 2015

    It starts with just one step, Admin.

    When Barb had knee replacement, she was still in a rehab facility after one week. You are way ahead of her!

    Boobear, the job your mom did on that mantel piece was truly amazing. She could be a floral designer.

    Have a good day everyone. Special thoughts of Rio’s friend and Howler’s mom at their work places today.

  4. Tupper and Gilly
    8:59 am on January 20th, 2015

    Here’s the difference. When you have a sick child who must be kept quiet, you give them books, or a box of crayons. When a critter needs to be kept calm, a warm lap or heating pad can usually do the trick.
    But what in h*ll do you do with a hyperactive Gramp who MUST keep quiet, but who wants to go mess around in the icy, sloping backyard, or walk his dog or vacuum ?

    We are thinking tranquilizer dart.

    For Mama.

  5. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:10 am on January 20th, 2015

    Aim the dart gun in the other direction T & G. heehee

    Boy oh boy, Boobear lives with A LOT of cats! Barb doesn’t think she could live with that many dogs.

    In two weeks Barb is going to spend the weekend with Kelly’s three kids and three dogs. Josh and Jess offered to take me and Lucy for the weekend. hahahahaha. As if!

  6. BooBear
    9:51 am on January 20th, 2015

    Here’s a picture of one of the youngsters with Howie the Dog!

  7. BooBear
    9:54 am on January 20th, 2015

    Dawson, Mom will be emailing you about sponsoring one of the dogs. Hopefully, later today.

    And, Good Morning, All!!!! Way to go on the beach walk, Admin!

  8. ML
    9:57 am on January 20th, 2015

    Good morning, all.
    Gramps. Sit. Stay. Good boy. Nooo, stay!

    Barb, so are Mags and Lucy going with you? I frequently experience the joy of five frolicking canines. It is someithing else.

    Can’t believe I beat HOH this a.m. Hope they are a-o-k.

  9. B.Stover
    9:59 am on January 20th, 2015

    I’m glad you went for a walk Admin. (Kite surfer…I assume a wet suit was involved.)

    What is VNA?

    Love the picture of Howie and kitty.

    Good morning all.

  10. ML
    10:11 am on January 20th, 2015

    Bee, I believe that VNA is something along the lines of Visiting Nurse Association, home nursing care that comes to check up on you.

  11. B.Stover
    10:23 am on January 20th, 2015

    Thank you ML.

  12. Masquers
    11:48 am on January 20th, 2015

    You can’t keep Gramp down!
    BooBear: Will Howie be getting a companion?
    Thinking of the Awesome One in her travels today.

  13. Diane C.
    11:59 am on January 20th, 2015

    Admin–Walkies! The best medicine (and every step is progress)!
    Gawgeous photo of Howie and friend.
    T and G–Mama needs: 1/2 gallon chocolate milk (p[ossibly more as the day progresses); bottle of brandy. Combine in whatever proportions seems tasty. Share with Gramp and then get out the coloring book. Have a pillow handy.
    Also thinking of Dawson (when is she due back? It was a bus trip, right?)

  14. Diane C.
    12:06 pm on January 20th, 2015

    AND…I FINALLY succeeded in scanning a PDF to myself, then sending it with a bunch of other documents (related to a course assessment) to the same delightfully distant employer to whom I FAXed the whole thing SEVEN MONTHS AGO (included the orig. FAX receipt in today’s pkg; someone at their end dropped the ball). I really hope that’s the end of it (fingers and paws crossed).
    Just needed to vent a little. Have a triumphant Tuesday, all

  15. BooBear
    12:25 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Masquers, MAYBE will get a companion for Howie if Mom can get part of the yard fenced. He really does enjoy seeing and playing with other dogs. However, he has started playing with the cats now too. Some play back with him, some not! (I am in the NOT group.)

  16. ML
    2:00 pm on January 20th, 2015

    HOH, where are you? Did your mom go to the library? I just got back from Bible study group and can’t decide what to do with myself. Loonnnnngg day ahead. Plenty to do, don’t want to do any of it.

    Boo Bear, you stand your ground, re: dogs!

    Good Luck, Dawson.

    2:22 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Diane, I believe Dawson is due back tomorrow afternoon.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    2:49 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Gah! Call off the attack dogs. HOH’s mom is home safe and sound after 2 days of a scattered schedule…(out of the house before 8 a.m. EST 🙁 We all be O.K.
    Give us a monite or a zollion to catch up. Dog knows we wouldn’t wasnt to not do the 3 “R” s.

  19. Herd of Hounds
    3:12 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Gah, tell the dogs to let mom type. Their paws are too big!

  20. Masquers
    3:54 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Magpie&Lucy: Will Barb have to Hire a Sitter for youse? Seems crazy, but we know how She Worries.

    Diane: Ball dropped? Where, where?!

    O’Howlers: Thanks for that Early AM Post today.

  21. Herd of Hounds
    3:56 pm on January 20th, 2015

    O.K. Mom’s proposal is to fund $50.00 on Doc. One other at 50 (or 2 at 25) will keep him comfortably at Snowhook this year.
    The other proposal is: $25 for Elmer (so that 3 other folks at 25 will fully fund him).
    AND $25 for Gomez (again 3 others at 25 will fund him…You could tell people something about the Addams family).
    If you can find this under cushions, in the wash machinne or the laundry hamper, great. Heck, we will even accept it if is out of treaties money (with the approval of said treators!)

  22. Tupper and Gilly
    4:24 pm on January 20th, 2015

    BooBear – love the pic of Howie and kitty. Obviously that kat is not one of the Wrotten variety like we have here.

    Mama has been gone all day on a Road Trip Adventure with one of her friends. She got home and found a package had arrived. She had ordered a series of paintings from the very talented daughter of another friend, designed to hang in her clay room to make her smile.

    The paintings arrived today. We love, love, love them!

  23. Tupper and Gilly
    4:24 pm on January 20th, 2015
  24. Tupper and Gilly
    4:28 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Then, the artist added to the delight….
    She did a picture of the two most beautiful Corgis in the world (Mama told us so)

  25. Diane C.
    4:35 pm on January 20th, 2015

    B, M and L–Thanks. I’m less concerned now.
    Masquers–I’m so sorry! “Drop the B_A_L_L” is a figure of speech–no actual ball involved.
    T and G–what wonderful pictures! And, yes, I think those must indeed be the two most beautiful corgis in the world (but where are your sunglasses?)

  26. Herd of Hounds
    4:39 pm on January 20th, 2015

    T&G, we never knew y’alls were soooooooo gawgeous! Wowser, lucky youse twos!

  27. BooBear
    5:59 pm on January 20th, 2015

    T&G, love the pictures! They would make us smile too!

  28. Mama Meash
    6:21 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Home! Mom is all smiles. The Welcome Breakfast was a delish breakfast pizza!!! Who knew? And, get this: Mom really likes her new shelf and seat.

    Regarding sponsorships: feel free to send in partial amounts and let me know which dog you are putting that money toward. My only request is that we try to get one (maybe two) dogs fully sponsored before we start another dog. I would really hate to see a dog only partially dressed or with a belly half full. Heh!
    If I receive partial money toward one of the dogs, I will let youse all know who we are working on sponsoring, so that, hopefully, others will join in for him/her.

    Time to eat/muck/do EA Sports! Later Gaters!

  29. Mama Meash
    6:23 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Forgot to say, right now there are three (gasp!) dogs who are partially sponsored: Doc, Elmer, and Gomez. These three are all “otherwise dogs”.

  30. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:25 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Masquers, You have no idea how much that woman worries. She would not have a peaceful moment if we went to Josh’s. They do not have a fenced back yard, there is a big possibility that the kids could let us out, and Barb is afraid that being a little skittish, I would try to high tail it home. Home is 5 miles from their house, with 4 miles being 4 lane divided highway. I would never make it.

    Besides, Kelly and Chad have tons of money and they are going to pay for our doggy sitter. Plus, we love Lisa. Problem solved, right?

  31. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:29 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Howlers, How is Amalia doing on sponsorship? We want to send some funds for her,but we are not feeling posh right now. We can not fully fund a dog, and wish we could do more.

  32. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:41 pm on January 20th, 2015

    What we meant was 2 lanes going each way, divided highway.

    Howlers, should we send you an email regarding a partial sponsorship?

  33. Mama Meash
    6:44 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Barb, Amalia does not have any funding yet . We only need small amounts for Gomez and Elmer, and an even smaller amount for Doc, and then we can begin to sponsor another one or two.

    It would be nice if we could work on a Race dog and an Otherwise dog simultaneously though. What do you guys think?

  34. Mama Meash
    6:47 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Barb, thanks for the reminder. We should post this at the top of each day (if Mom would let her iPaw home for us).

    To sponsor a dog, sen an email to

  35. Mama Meash
    6:49 pm on January 20th, 2015

    If you would like to sponsor an entire dog, well, that is a horse of a different color! In that case, just send an email to to let us know. Payment information will be included in the reply.

  36. Masquers
    6:54 pm on January 20th, 2015

    DianeC: About that ball…that was Bear posting under MY avatar.
    Mama Meash: Sled dogs should have priority as race time is drawing nearer and nearer.
    BML: Thanks for putting my mind at ease about the sitter. That very same scenario you described was running through my head.
    T&G: You are looking like the Royals you are. Your mama’s artist friend is very talented.

  37. dawson
    7:44 pm on January 20th, 2015

    I’m off the bus, in the hotel and calling a taxi to go to the hospital. Will not be answering emails until late tomorrow or early the next day. The bus ride was not bad.

  38. c.hobbit
    8:11 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Sent my check to Snowhook today.
    At the end of the day I stopped by the school Philip Walters teaches at and picked up one of his patches. He couldn’t say enough good things about AJ and Rebecca and Snowhook. 45 days to the Iditarod! He is excited. His schedule now is teaching all day, driving 90 minutes to the kennel. Booting the dogs and mushing for 3+ hours, unbooting, checking them over to make sure all is well, feeding and then driving back home. Bed by 1 am and back at school by 7:45 am. I know the morning traffic from his home to his job is bad–a 20 minute drive can double and triple depending on driving conditions. On the plus side–he is young and fit.

  39. Thieves!
    8:12 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Gramps makes Dawson look easy when trying to keep them still under the Quilt. Dawson is always on the move. Luckily, I have found enough for cab fair in the folds of the Quilt to keep her tucked in it. Even more fortunate, the snacks stocked in the Quilt are mostly portable.

    T&G: Savannah is coming to sit on Gramps to keep him still. She is the nurse of the kennel. For you, I offer my services as a pillow.

  40. Tupper's Mama
    8:28 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Thieves – I would be happy to utilize your fluffy pilloe -like aspects.
    Gramp is being pretty good. Of course, when he is bad, it hurts, so therefore ….

  41. Herd of Hounds
    8:45 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Gramps and Dawson, this is for youse. SETTLE DOWN , Done yelling, The HOH WILL be there to sit on you ifin…IFIN, y’lla; don’t settle down……….,,,,,,,,

  42. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:50 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Ache!…My friend is almost as upset tonight as she was last night. How long can this continue?…wheeze!….She says her jaw aches from clenching it all day long…gah!…On that note, I am hoping the Charming Mr. Abraham’s hip is not aching from that walk in the parking lot…snuffle!

  43. Mama Meash
    8:54 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Mom must take a test tomorrow. She is busy studying. It involves not eating for 12 hours. How does she do that? Wouldn’t work for this girl, Amiga.

  44. Mollypop's Mom
    9:23 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Today might be the 6th anniversary of our blog. It started around when Obama was inaugurated. I came in two weeks later so had to read the back posts, which were few.

  45. ML
    9:33 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Happy Anniversary
    Happy Anniversary
    Happy Anniversary
    Haaaaaaappy Anniversary.

    (to us)

  46. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Six!…I hope that is a lucky number!…snort!

  47. Tupper's Mama
    9:45 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Happy Anniversary, family!!!!

    Gramp has been well medicated and is resting. Tomorrow is another day.

  48. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:55 pm on January 20th, 2015

    6th anniversary of Obama’s inauguration, and tonight I am sitting here listening to his State of the Union address. And I still love him. Not meaning to get political, but my most memorable political moment was when I met him and got to personally talk to him and shake his hand. It was when he first started running for Senator and no one had heard of him. Who knew!

  49. Tupper's Mama
    10:29 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Barb – what a great memory.
    We just got a kick out of a FB post by Bill Maher saying that “Boehner always looks like he is getting a colonoscopy”. Now, I don’t care where you stand politically – that is a funny line, and it creates an unequivocable mental image of what a person’s face looks like.

  50. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:38 pm on January 20th, 2015

    T & G, That is so funny. Boehner was sitting next to the VP during the speech tonight, and that is a good description. LOL

  51. Tupper's Mama
    10:46 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Must sleep. Preferably in bed, which means I better move now before I find myself still on the soda in the morning.
    G’night everyone.

  52. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:48 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Barb!…He, I cannot even call him President, makes me sick to my pug-stomach!…gaggle!…Can this country even stand 2 more years…sniff!

  53. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:48 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Night, Amalia. Night, all.

  54. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:49 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Sick!..And on that sick note of address, I am calling it a damned day…grump!

  55. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Barb!…But, I do love you with my pug heart…snorkel!

  56. Staff
    10:53 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Oh Rio, Tell your friend we are hoping that stuff gets better, not worse at the workplace. We are all thinking of you. Well, not Keiko and Henry. All they think about is food!

    We also hope Dawson is having a good time at the hospital. hahahahahahahha. Oh well at least as good as she can poor dear.

    When she is back we are going to discuss our plans for sponsoring some dogs. Speaking of which we sent a question to snowhookdogs…so check it out Eileen, when you get time.

  57. Siber-H
    10:59 pm on January 20th, 2015

    I ditto what Rio said about Obama. I didn’t watch or listen to his speech because he makes me extremely sick.

    Night All

  58. Staff
    11:17 pm on January 20th, 2015

    But we love all our ChettheDog friends even though we do not all agree politically. We all agree about cats (well most of us) and dogs and how we need them in our lives!

  59. dawson
    11:23 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Happy Anniversary Obama Chet the Dog Blog!

  60. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:50 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Staff!….You are pushing it with the Kat-Love stuff…grunt!…But this brings up an unusual story that happened today….sniff!…My friend got the version of it from her mother which is the version I will tell now…heh!…Seems Beau screamed through the house on a Kat-Watch episode and her mother let him outside so he could run along the south side to the front gate to better yeep!yeep!yeep! at the Kat…grunt!…Her mother reported that while she was out sweeping off the porch Beau and THE KAT came down the walk-way onto the porch TOGETHER….gasp!…I was inside so I was not privy to this amazing scene of Beau and Kat walking together onto the back porch in perfect harmony…gurgle!…Is it a sign from above???…Who can say?

  61. Staff
    11:55 pm on January 20th, 2015

    Rio, Maybe the cat pillow has had a mellowing effect? Shall I send you a Obama pillow and see if it works on your friend? heh heh heh

    I think I will say goodnight now and see if there are any fireworks in the morning…

    Hugs to you ALL.

  62. Herd of Hounds
    8:41 am on January 21st, 2015

    HOH is here but waiting for OFA and his 6million dollar man hip!

  63. Masquers
    8:49 am on January 21st, 2015

    Us too! Race you to first?

  64. Wose-the small and meek
    8:57 am on January 21st, 2015

    I am with Rio and Siber-H on the person that is unfortunately our president.

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