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  1. OleyHowlers
    8:50 am on December 29th, 2012

    Good morning.
    Siber, Team Tsuga Sibes are staying in the middle of the pack so far!
    Plunderers, we need to get the booties taken care of so we can start sponsoring Snowhook dogs…what do youse think?

  2. SnowBella
    8:57 am on December 29th, 2012

    Howlers: AJ fed the team earlier and is now preparing to harness dogs. It is before five in the morning, but they are decided to go. Annabelle’s are perked up from her good ornamament place on the bed. You can take the dog out of the lead position, but you can’t take the leader out of the dog.

  3. SnowBella
    8:59 am on December 29th, 2012

    Decided should be excited. Good ornament should be hood ornament. Gah! Damn Ipaw. I’m going back to sleep.

  4. OleyHowlers
    8:59 am on December 29th, 2012

    Thanks for letting us know as we live vicariously thru Team Snowhook. Who does he have in lead now, Bella?

  5. SnowBella
    9:03 am on December 29th, 2012

    Annabelle’s children Twig, Quigley and Elim are all trained to run lead. Louisa Mae started training in lead last year. Charlie and Fritz decided to be lead dogs this year. Bjorn has also proven to be a lead dog. Natty can run lead, too, but her brother Bishop will run every position but lead even though he knows all the commands. Junior ran in lead once, but he didn’t know it.

  6. SnowBella
    9:05 am on December 29th, 2012

    Louisa Mae, Charlie and Fritz of the Little Women litter are all Annabelle’s grandpups.

  7. OleyHowlers
    9:08 am on December 29th, 2012

    Yahoo! So Annabelle is in lead still…as her pups and grandpups stand in for her.

  8. SnowBella
    9:12 am on December 29th, 2012

    Howard, Bridger, Orion and Tenizng had a paw in it as well, though I’m told by Luna a lady doesn’t speak of such delicate matters.

  9. Barb & Maggie
    9:20 am on December 29th, 2012

    Good morning and good luck to the team today.

    Moving slowly here this morning. Barb started with a sore throat and sniffles on Wed. Now this morning her voice is going, going, gone.

  10. SnowBella
    9:22 am on December 29th, 2012

    Barb: I hope you start feeling tip-top soon. Lucky for us, we can hear you on this here blog just fine, voice or no. When do you have your knee surgery?

  11. OleyHowlers
    9:28 am on December 29th, 2012

    Barb, that sounds like the way Mom started on Monday. It took her 4 full days to get back to tip-top..

  12. Barb & Maggie
    9:39 am on December 29th, 2012

    Thanks Oleys, she is about day 3, but I think this is going to last a few more days.

    Bella, the surgery is scheduled for Jan 29th. Some appts are lined up for pre surgery and a seminar on what to expect. Barb does NOT want to do this thing, but she has no choice.

    We just Googled Nighty Noodles, by Bill Harley, and read the lyrics. Quite funny! Macy says Nightly Noodles, which brings up an image of pasta filled evenings.

    We want some T & G stories!

  13. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:49 am on December 29th, 2012

    We want stories too!

    But first we need to start planning our Celebration of Joy!

    What do youse guys think about meeting up in the Magical Kingdom of Stovernia?

    I am beginning to wonder if it isn’t Halfway between this world and the world beyond?

  14. OleyHowlers
    10:08 am on December 29th, 2012

    Wolfie, we will leave that up to Bee, since she would be busy making pies for all of us! :)

    The rents were hoping to go to a wolf sanctuary tonight for their Full Moon tour. But with the snow coming down, and more forecast for later, we told them they won’t even be able to see the moon.

  15. Melanie
    10:28 am on December 29th, 2012

    All her bags are packed she’s ready to go
    She’s sitting there right by the door
    She hates to stay just to say goodbye
    But midday is breaking’ it’s getting ready to snow
    Ambulance’s waitin’ he’s blowin’ his horn
    Already she’s so anxious to go

    So lick her and wag some tails
    Head bump her that you’ll wait for her
    Drool on her so she knows you’ll never let her go
    Cause she off to Rehab and she wants to go
    She wants to come home again you know
    Oh baby, she needs her pack!

  16. OleyHowlers
    10:30 am on December 29th, 2012

    Hurray for Zoe! Melanie, will the rehab let newfs visit? We think they would.

  17. B. Stover
    10:44 am on December 29th, 2012

    Sure, we can have the celebration in Stovernia. Pie orders are now being taken.

    I’m glad that Zoe is leaving the hospital for rehab.

    Good morning all.

  18. Barb & Maggie
    10:50 am on December 29th, 2012

    Three cheers for Zoe! Will she be in the same rehab where Dan was?

  19. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:53 am on December 29th, 2012

    Post!…No Post!…grunt!…No computer access? Why the hell did I even get up?…grump!

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:57 am on December 29th, 2012

    Zoe!…Yippeee!…Out of the hospital. Melanie are you taking all her poinsettias with her? And her little Christmas tree too?…snort!

  21. BearSpiritDog
    10:59 am on December 29th, 2012

    Hurray for Zoe!!!
    Good Day Everyone.
    Except to Liz – Nighty noodle

  22. OleyHowlers
    11:03 am on December 29th, 2012

    Big News ! We here met a Real Live Lurker too!

  23. Tupper and Gilly
    11:08 am on December 29th, 2012

    Howlers – do tell!!

    Glad Zoe is going to the rehab that is close to us. Corgis are allowed there for sure. Gilly wants to go get 7 cans of Spray on Hair in Black, so she can pass for a really short Newfie.

    Stories to come later on. We are still all in recovery here.

  24. Siber-H
    11:27 am on December 29th, 2012

    Rebecca, Thanks for the news on AJ and the team.
    Fellow Sibers, Same goes for Mike Ellis and team.
    WOO HOO It’s the Season of the Sled Dog!
    It was 8 degrees at the dog park this morning. This is more like it.

    HOWLERS!! Tell us about it!

    T&G I am waiting to hear about yesterday, but, yes, recover first.

    Great news! Zoe is getting out of the hospital!

  25. Staff
    11:36 am on December 29th, 2012

    I think the longest minutes are the hours you spend waiting for the paperwork to clear you to leave the hospital.

    My favorite memory was when I told Mr.Staff, several years ago, to go spring my father. Mr.Staff went there and got him and came back. No problem.

    Then, later the nurses called all upset because no one had signed the paperwork or done any of the discharge discussion on how to take care of said Dad or anything at all. Mr.Staff just went in and took him. Heh. Fastest leaving of a hospital ever!

  26. Masquers
    11:47 am on December 29th, 2012

    Funny story, Staff. That’s the way to do it! Who needs stink’in paperwork?

    T&G: Can’t wait to hear the details!

  27. Melanie
    11:48 am on December 29th, 2012

    Zoë is going to be in the same Rehab as Dan. They WANT her. The Christmas tree is going. Zoe is giving the poinsettias to the nurses and the PT people that she liked. I can’t take them here . . Poisonous to the Pack!
    Sure are pretty though!.
    Leaving at 1 pm.

    T&G, can’t wait for the stories.
    OleyHowelers, do tell.

  28. Melanie
    11:48 am on December 29th, 2012

    Staff, Zoe got tired of being in one hospital. Called me and said meet me. By the time I got there she was walking out the door. I don’t think they knew she had left until the next bed check!

  29. Masquers
    12:02 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Eight degrees – that’s real Siber weather!

    Bella: Glad you enjoyed the movie. We here loved it too.

    Hope Zoe can take at least a couple of poinsettias for her room at rehab.

  30. Staff
    12:07 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Zoe is one tough cookie. I am glad she will be sprung today.

    Waiting for more family stories from the Royals.

  31. Siber-H
    12:10 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Mike Ellis and his Sibers are doing just fine in the Top of the World Race since they are running against Alaskan Huskies.
    GO TEAM TSUGA!

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

    We found out Pop has been lurking on this here blog. heh heh

    8 degrees? That is amazing because we did ‘t think it got that cold where Siber lives.

    Zoe is one awesome woman!

  33. Rose
    12:25 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Good on Zoe, busting outta that joint.

    Rebecca and Rio’s friend: Sorry to hear your backs are hurting. Take some time under the quilt. Rebecca, glad you enjoyed the movie. Prof and I will be back to see that one again.

    T&G: Can’t wait to hear about all the mayhem. If it made the Storyteller snort soda out of his nose, it’s gotta be good.

    The Prof is very sick too with a chest and head cold. Hope there is room under the quilt for him.

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:44 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Sick!…How come you guys keep getting sick after I told you about Airborn…grump!…All you have to do is drink it when you feel something coming on….geeze!

  35. Masquers
    12:46 pm on December 29th, 2012

    The is plenty of room under this here quilt. Snuggle in Prof. You’ll be feeling tip-top in no time.

    Hello to the Lurking Howler!

  36. SnowBella
    12:58 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Oley Lurker: Welcome! What are the chances of having someone else on this here blog from Oley.

    Airborn worked for me.

  37. BearSpiritDog
    1:17 pm on December 29th, 2012

    I know, Rio. These guys just don’t listen (except for Bella) The ultimate cure-all and they won’t take it. Go figure.

    Mom had a very special Christmas treat. In addition to watching the wonderful Les Miserables, she also saw a four episode preview of Downton Abbey Season 3!!! It was a gift from a friend in New Zealand. We hear there are many changes blowing in the wind.

  38. Masquers
    1:18 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Damit! that was MY post, BSD.

  39. Oley Lurker (Howlers' Pop)
    1:19 pm on December 29th, 2012

    I’m just hanging on the sofa with Dima trying to kill the battery on my Ipaw.

  40. Rose
    1:20 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Rio! There are many things that the Prof cannot take, as he is allergic to many things….like oranges, shellfish,strawberries, uncooked fruits, me…..should I go on?

  41. BearSpiritDog
    1:20 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Hey! Howler’s Pop!

  42. SnowBella
    1:30 pm on December 29th, 2012

    I wonder what the jail time in Stovernia is for killing the battery in an Ipaw?

  43. B. Stover
    1:31 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Howlers’ Pop: Why are you trying to kill the battery on your iPad?

  44. B. Stover
    1:32 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Snow Bella: LOL!

  45. Siber-H
    1:37 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Hello to My Fellow Sibers Pop!

    Mom didn’t believe Airborn would work until she started reading about it here on the blog. She is a believer now.

    Wose, We hope the Prof. feels better soon.

  46. SnowBella
    1:50 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Twenty pies to life. Howlerpop, I hope you look good in orange.

  47. Oley Lurker (Howlers' Pop)
    1:53 pm on December 29th, 2012

    No jail time it is a crime of mercy. The sooner I kill it the sooner I can take a nap and it won’t bug me.

  48. OleyHowlers
    1:53 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Mom has been taking Airborne, and she took it at the first sign of her sore throat on Monday. But she still got sick. However, she never missed on thing during the holidays so far: she was at Christmas Eve party, she ate lots of Christmas dinner, and she went to thhe movies to see Lincoln. She only stayed home 2 days and that was due to snow and/or ice. So maybe the Airborne helped after all.

  49. SnowBella
    1:55 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Howlerpop: If that’s a case, I would recommend at least pleading no contest so you can get a couple of pies out of the deal.

  50. B. Stover
    1:57 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Howlers’ Pop: Sorry but I still don’t understand. Won’t it stop bugging you if you simply turn it off?

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:23 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Frustrated!…grunt!…Someone is trying to work on a special project upstairs and someone else keeps talking to her…sniff!…I wonder if someone yapping in Golinka’s ear when she is making pots would bother her…grunt!…Anyway, we came downstairs for a break from it.

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:34 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Junior!…He ran lead once?…snort!

  53. SnowBella
    3:03 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Rio: I thought I mentioned Junior’s debut in lead on this here blog. A few weeks ago, our old gangline snapped in the middle of a training run, leaving the team without a front end. The lead dogs and swing dogs—four in all—continued to run. I happened to be out in the kennel and four dogs sans twelve of their fellows and musher ran up to me in perfect formation. Gomez and Junior were running in first team that night, the position directly behind the swing dogs. They ran ‘lead’ the rest of the run that night. They did quite well. Junior had no idea, but we figure sometimes if you’re nervous about doing something the best approach is not to know you’re doing it at all.

  54. SnowBella
    3:30 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Rio: Be glad no one is snorting soda out of their nose while your friend is trying to work on the project.

  55. Princess Sam
    3:32 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Finally! Mommy got my flamingo out of its hiding place. You can see the wings, legs and neck are all floppy. Then there’s the matter of the squeaker. Oh boy.

  56. Belle Starr
    3:35 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Sammie: The flamingo is wonderful what with the feathers and floppiness! Any sign of my dog?

  57. BearSpiritDog
    3:40 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Turn it off?

  58. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:40 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Mom is a firm believer in Airborne also.

  59. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:42 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Princess Sam, I don’t think your mommy should hide your floppy flamingo ever!

  60. BearSpiritDog
    3:42 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Sorry, Folks, forgot to refresh.

  61. Princess Sam
    3:45 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Bellie, Mommy said there was no dog in the hiding spot. Sorry.

  62. Barb & Maggie
    3:48 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Barb just talked to someone at the v e t office this morning about Airborn. She is going to get it to have on hand. She was told you have to take it at the onset or it doesn’t work. This viral stuff is very nasty and not just a regular cold, so not sure if it would done the job. But we do believe youse guys.

  63. Belle Starr
    3:53 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Well, poop, grump and spit. My Two-legged is holding out on me, I just know it.

  64. BearSpiritDog
    4:04 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Time for a Nap!

  65. OleyHowlers
    4:10 pm on December 29th, 2012

    A snow picture. With Sasha.

  66. Kat
    4:13 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Princess, your Pink Flamingo looks great.
    Belly, maybe The Smoochers can go on our own mission to find your doggie. Smoochers, on 3…

  67. Annabelle
    4:14 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Sasha: From one good girl of a certain age to another: looking good. Do you like to sleep a lot? I’ve been sleeping a lot more lately. My Lady wakes me with snuggles and kisses. I respond with a canine purr.

  68. Belle Starr
    4:15 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Kat: I’m packing my sparkly, pink backpack as we speak.

  69. Siber-H
    4:25 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Sasha is looking very good. That photo enlarges nicely.

    I want a pink flamingo like Sams

  70. Sasha
    4:25 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Annabelle, They say I sleep a lot, but whenever I check, I’m awake. As for snuggling, I have never been much of a snuggler, except with my boy Misha who I haven’t seen in such a long time. When Mom tries to snuggle me, I am rather suspicious because I don’t like to be pinned down. I’m more of a free spirit, if you know what i mean.

  71. Rose
    4:27 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Sammie, was the flamingo always foppy?

  72. Belle Starr
    4:27 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Wookie in his plaid bowtie up top. His is dashing!

  73. OleyHowlers
    4:28 pm on December 29th, 2012

    We are all loving the snow today. We only came in once, to eat. When Mom ignored our hunger pangs, Kat climbed over the back of her chair to grab her head. She fed us. Sometimes it pays to have a little spoiled sis in hour

    pack. :)

  74. OleyHowlers
    4:29 pm on December 29th, 2012

    That didn’t work out so well.

  75. Annabelle
    4:29 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Sasha: Me, too. As far as I know, I’m always awake. I’ve never been much of a snuggler myself, but I’m getting used to it. The more I do it, the more I like it.

  76. Rose
    4:30 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Beautiful picture of Sasha in the snow!

    Good girl, Kat!

  77. Barb & Maggie
    4:49 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Oleys, If you were to walk around to the right side in the first picture, would you see the view of the house that was on your Christmas card? Is that considered a rock or stone house? They built homes of rock/stone around late 1800s-1910 in northern Illinois. Ours are not as pretty though, because they used a tan limestone type material. Yours is much more colorful.

  78. OleyHowlers
    5:05 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Yes, B&M. The front of the house is around to the right. The door in the picture is to our enclosed breezeway, which runs between our back door and the door to the 2nd floor of our “summer kitchen”.
    A lot of the old homes here in Oley are stone farmhouses, built with field stones. The coloring is from the iron in the fields. Our entire township is on the National Historic Register, which helps place a lot of restrictions on building new homes or undermining the historic nature of the old homes. Being lovers of history, Mom and Pop love the way our valley has been preserved.

  79. OleyHowlers
    5:09 pm on December 29th, 2012

    We are watching the Iditarod documentary. What a great thing to do on a snowy day.

  80. Annabelle
    5:13 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Iditarod documentary—Grump. I think past year’s documentary have been much better.

    My Lady has a pass for an audio book. She is downloading 11/22/63 because B&M spoke so highly of it on this here blog.

  81. OleyHowlers
    5:16 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Mom loved that book too, Annabelle.
    (Whispering) Mom is waiting for the false reporting of AJ’s humanitarian deed. Then she is writing a complaint to the Iditarod Insider people. Really nasty complaint.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:30 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Rebecca!…I thought maybe Junior got another crack at leading in the conventional way…grunt!

    Restaurant!…Those guys went out for a late lunch and came back with stomach aches…sniff!…Her mother never wants to go to a decent place so they probably had a real crappy lunch…chorkel!…And they brought some of it home for me and Beau…wooooo!

  83. OleyHowlers
    5:34 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Annabelle, Please ask your mom who the guy is that reported jeff king as the one who gave Ramey Smyth a “5-minute ride”.

  84. Barb & Maggie
    5:37 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Bella, Rebecca might not get into it as much as Barb, because she actually lived that part of history. Kennedy was the first president she took much interest in, as she was in high school during his campaign.

    Oley, We like “stone house” rather than “rock house”, but some people around here insist on calling them rock. There are a lot of them out near historic Galena, in the n.w.tip of the state on the Mississippi River. Rock house sounds like it was something out of the Flintstones.

  85. SnowBella
    5:43 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Rio: Does your friend like to go to the movies by herself? It doesn’t bother me one bit, but AJ doesn’t care for it. Perhaps she could treat herself to a good matinee this weekend.

  86. Annabelle
    5:57 pm on December 29th, 2012

    B&M: My Lady may have not been alive during that time, but has love history. AJ and she have often said we were born in the wrong time. She would love to have been around in the Klondike gold rush to see the dream of some and the greed of others. She trusts your judgement in books.

    Howlers: I believe it was Bruce Lee who is shown in the documentary. For all I know, King could have given Smyth a ride, but I’m not aware of it. I told my lady to post on Facebook about the failure to check facts before spending the money to produce the documentary, but she didn’t do it. I stopped paying attention as soon as I got my belly love. Have I mentioned, I think the world of my Giant? He was so good to me on the trail—always tried to listen to me. You have to love that about him.

  87. Kat
    6:04 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Annabelle and Belly, Could you please ask your Giant to add me to the team? I have been playing working in the snow all day long, and now I know I am made for this white stuff. My mom finally made me come in (with the promise of a cookie) or else I would still be out there. Now I’m going to take a nap, but not because I’m tired mind you. Oh no I am not. ZZZZzzzzzzzz

  88. Sasha
    6:09 pm on December 29th, 2012

    I like Ally Zerkel. She just said she has no desire to win “Best Woman Musher”. She is just a musher…not a woman musher.

  89. Annabelle & Belle Starr
    6:14 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Kat: We will do what we can. You should fit a harness about yea long and so wide. You can run next to Orion.

  90. Melanie
    6:36 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Nice to read all about yose guys. Very tired. YSAS and I had lunch out and then got to the train station in plenty of time. Got the car filled up, got the dog food, went to the grocery store, drove 20 miles at 30 m/h because of the snow. Fed the dogs and then found out they had eaten candy canes. No splorting though. Gee, I wonder why I’m tired?

  91. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:31 pm on December 29th, 2012

    No snow here, but it is cold and cloudy. Dad took a load of wood to his mom’s house, and my mom has been putzing around, making veggie soup, cleaning and catching up on laundry. A very nice day, indeed. Most relaxing, especially the time spent in front of the wood stove playing Fishdom.

    We have company coming tomorrow and then they are spending a few days in Yosemite. Mom doesn’t have to work until January 4th!

    Has anyone read the Twelve Tribes of Hattie somebody? Mom downloaded the audio, but did not care much for it.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:11 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Candy Canes!…That’s no big deal. I can imagine a whole lot of other stuff that could happen when Melanie leaves the Newfs alone in the house…heh!heh!

    Giant!…I wonder how the 100 mile training run went early this morning…grunt!…ONE HUNDRED miles is just a little further than our dreaded brutal walk…wheeze!

  93. SnowBella
    8:14 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Rio: The Giant was planning on going past the first checkpoint of the Race, Yentna. His plan was to camp before heading home. Maybe you can offer the team pointers you’ve learned from your brutal walk.

  94. OleyHowlers
    8:16 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Wolfie, we have not read Twelve Tribes. What is it about? Also, what is Fishdom?

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:20 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Giant!…So the Giant and the A-Team are still out there running or camping…snort!…Very kool!

    Pointers!…Sure, I can pass along a bit of knowledge to those guys out there on the trail…sniff!…Stop as often as you can and pee and if you are outta pee, stop anyway and pretend you are peeing. It buys time so you can catch your breath and rest…snort!

  96. SnowBella
    8:31 pm on December 29th, 2012

    I’m starting to think there is a big difference between a well trained race team on a training run and a pug on a brutal walk.

    Rio: I don’t expect AJ and the team back until late tonight. TO pass the time, Annabelle is sleeping on the couch—her favorite.

  97. SnowBella
    8:35 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Rio: I forgot to tell you something. A couple of nights ago, AJ and the team returned from a training run. Junior was on the run, too. AJ gathered Junior in his arms and said, “I love this dog. He is a good boy.”

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:43 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Junior!…Awwww! Who can resist Junior? No one! Not even a Giant!…snort!…I have the highest of hopes for my Junior. One day he will run in the Iditarod and finish…snuffle!

  99. SnowBella
    8:46 pm on December 29th, 2012

    I have the suspicion Junior might have a better chance for the race team this year than Whitey-Lance.

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:49 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Whitey!….Rebecca, now you are raising my hopes and dreams a little to high…snuffle!…Don’t say anything you really don’t mean…sniff!sob!…What trouble has Whitey Lance gotten himself into anyways?

  101. SnowBella
    8:55 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Rio: I’m not saying anything I don’t mean. It is too early to tell who will make the final cut, but Junior has been training better than Whitey-Lance. W.L. isn’t any trouble at all.

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:58 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Training!…I wonder why Whitey is not training as well as a newbie…sniff!…This is very interesting. What’s up with Whitey Lance?

  103. SnowBella
    9:02 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Dogs are like any other athlete. Sometimes they’re on, sometimes they’re not so on. There isn’t anything with our infamous wanderer, just others are training better than he is this year.

  104. Beau - The Black Pug
    9:08 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Sneeze!…Dat Rio finally went upstairs to get a drink…sniff!..I really like dat pink flamigo toy….sneeze!…I could really get some good violent shaking and swinging action in on dat baby….sniff!

  105. SnowBella
    9:10 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Beau is on the prowl. Hide your flamingos!

  106. Tupper and Gilly
    9:20 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Ok, so you want to know about the family gathering. First, you must remember that Mama’s favorite book is “A Christmas Carol” and the opening lines of that book are: Old Marley was dead. You must remember that, or nothing wonderful can come of the tale you are to be told”.
    So, in Mama’s version you must remember that her old china set was dead. It needed to be replaced. All except for the dessert dishes, which were rarely used, and were therefore in good condition. They were put downstairs, and used for another purpose.
    So, Aunt and Uncle showed up. These are the strangest of the relatives who thankfully live in Florida for most of the year. She does line dancing (badly), and prattles on constantly about the latest “skit” they have created a dance number around. So far she has been:
    The Wife of Burt Reynolds (no, he wasn’t there)
    Salomé with the 7 Veils (oh my dog!)
    A Hawaiian Princess complete (depending on your point of view) with grass skirt
    Esmerelda, Mistress of the Dark (sans cleavage)
    And Heidi – don’t ask…

    And husband, Ichabod with diabetes, plays the ukulele. Badly. Aunt mentioned that they had forgotten to bring the uke along, Uncle was going to play and sing “Nightengale” for us. Once again, we gave silent thanks to the fact that they live an hour away, and couldn’t just run home and get it.
    As a joke, Gramp gave her a feather boa, with a note that she could use it in her act. Upon which time, she went into “The Stripper”, complete with bumps and grinds and shaking parts of her 70+ year old anatomy that probably didn’t need the exercise. She looped the boa around our brother’s head, and pulled it back toward her.
    Our nephew was eating his dinner. He is a BIG, strong, healthy 24 year old and he can EAT. But for some reason, he didn’t seem to want any more food.
    Mama put the desserts out and told everyone to help themselves. Ichabod stood next to the tray of petit fours, shoveling them in, one in each hand, and totally ignoring the sugar free butterscotch tarts made especially for him.
    Basil and Sage joined the party, and were most sociable. Kind of unusual for them – they aren’t big on company. But Sage curled up in Aunt’s lap, and Basil lay on Uncle’s feet….until he took his shoes off, for reasons known only to him.
    These people stayed and stayed and stayed. We wanted so much to go to bed, and they just stayed and stayed and stayed. Aunt, sitting with Wrotten Kat on her lap mentioned that the dessert plates were just lovely and just the right size and had a nice edge to them. But they didn’t go with the rest of Mama’s china. Nope, they didn’t.
    Then Dad said that was because the china was new, and these were from the old set, and nowadays we used them for cat food.
    Soon – very soon after that, we had the house to ourselves again. It was a Christmas Miracle.

  107. Tupper and Gilly
    9:24 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Ok, so you want to know about the family gathering. First, you must remember that Mama’s favorite book is “A Christmas Carol” and the opening lines of that book are: Old Marley was dead. You must remember that, or nothing wonderful can come of the tale you are to be told”.
    So, in Mama’s version you must remember that her old china set was dead. It needed to be replaced. All except for the dessert dishes, which were rarely used, and were therefore in good condition. They were put downstairs, and used for another purpose.
    So, Aunt and Uncle showed up. These are the strangest of the relatives who thankfully live in Florida for most of the year. She does line dancing (badly), and prattles on constantly about the latest “skit” they have created a dance number around. So far she has been:
    The Wife of Burt Reynolds (no, he wasn’t there)
    Salomé with the 7 Veils (oh my dog!)
    A Hawaiian Princess complete (depending on your point of view) with grass skirt
    Esmerelda, Mistress of the Dark (sans cleavage)
    And Heidi – don’t ask…

    And husband, Ichabod with diabetes, plays the ukulele. Badly. Aunt mentioned that they had forgotten to bring the uke along, Uncle was going to play and sing “Nightengale” for us. Once again, we gave silent thanks to the fact that they live an hour away, and couldn’t just run home and get it.
    As a joke, Gramp gave her a feather boa, with a note that she could use it in her act. Upon which time, she went into singing(?) “The Stripper”, complete with bumps and grinds and shaking parts of her 70+ year old anatomy that probably didn’t need the exercise. She looped the boa around our brother’s head, and pulled it back toward her.
    Our nephew was eating his dinner. He is a BIG, strong, healthy 24 year old and he can EAT. But for some reason, he didn’t seem to want any more food.
    Mama put the desserts out and told everyone to help themselves. Ichabod stood next to the tray of petit fours, shoveling them in, one in each hand, and totally ignoring the sugar free butterscotch tarts made especially for him.
    Basil and Sage joined the party, and were most sociable. Kind of unusual for them – they aren’t big on company. But Sage curled up in Aunt’s lap, and Basil lay on Uncle’s feet….until he took his shoos off, for reasons known only to him.
    These people stayed and stayed and stayed. We wanted so much to go to bed, and they just stayed and stayed and stayed. Aunt, sitting with Wrotten Kat on her lap mentioned that the dessert plates were just lovely and just the right size and had a nice edge to them. But they didn’t go with the rest of Mama’s china. Nope, they didn’t.
    Then Dad said that was because the china was new, and these were from the old set, and nowadays we used them for cat food.
    Soon – very soon after that, we had the house to ourselves again. It was a Christmas Miracle.

  108. Beau - The Black Pug
    9:31 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Gramps!…He is the hero of the story!…..Wooooo!…I love it…hah!

  109. Melanie
    9:32 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Bella, please check SDD.
    Riö, the Pack would like to come with you on your brutal walks. Do you also swim on them?
    They don’t think they are ready for the race team yet. They are working hard at the resting part.

  110. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:32 pm on December 29th, 2012

    AWWWW!..Crap!….Was Beau down here posting?…sniff!….Jerk! He never removes his logon and avatar when he leaves…gruffle!

  111. Buddy
    9:33 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Used for cat food. So what’s wrong with that I wonder?

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:33 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Melanie!…No!..No swimming!…ever!

  113. Melanie
    9:35 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Tupper and Gilly, you are Storytellers in training. What a scary, umm, an interesting night.

  114. Tupper and Gilly
    9:38 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Oh yea – the other part of the story.
    Gramp got a lovely argyle sweater in soft warm wool. And a box of his favorite candy
    Dad got a gorgeous, cream colored fisherman knit sweater with a shawl collar, and a fabulous pair of sheepskin slippers.

    Mama got a bath mat and a pair of oven mitts.

    sigh….

  115. Melanie
    9:52 pm on December 29th, 2012

    That’s sort of like the Christmas The Raven gave Zoe a vacuum cleaner.

    She was not please.

  116. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Presents!…Someone here seems to get all the really bad presents one could think of…heh!…Just this year she received a plastic put-together set of doggie stairs meant for me and Beau…snort!…The stairs weren’t even as tall as we are, not to mention very unsturdy. What the hell are we going to climb Up Onto using that thing?…chorkel!…My friend was not pleased either…heh!

  117. Tupper and Gilly
    10:01 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Dad says we have to clear up two things:
    First – when we had company this past summer, we did NOT use the cat dishes for dessert.
    Secondly -Mama DID tell people that if they wanted to get her a gift, she would love anything from a kitchen store, or Bed/Bath etc.

  118. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:06 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Supplies!…One would think that having an artist to buy a Christmas present for would be easy-peesy..sniff!…Just buy them supplies they use to make what they make….grunt!…I swear, the people closest to us are the most oblivious to everything…grunt!

  119. OleyHowlers
    10:18 pm on December 29th, 2012

    We just watched the season ending episode of Rizzoli and Isles. Wow was that one exciting/scary.

  120. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:19 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Fishdom is a game that Staff likes to play.

  121. OleyHowlers
    10:25 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Yes, Staff was talking about it too. But we don’t k ow what it is. Is it a computer game?

  122. Staff
    10:37 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Heh. Poor Golinka. Your mistake was in not being precise. When giving ‘hints’ to Mr.Staff I cut the page out of the catalog and circle the item wanted. I also tell him that he has to order by a certain date because he has been known to order on Christmas week and be surprised that it is not in stock.

    Sometimes I just order it and make him wrap it.

    Sometimes I wrap it myself.

    Heh heh heh

  123. OleyHowlers
    10:38 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Maybe tomorrow we will learn how to play Dogdom. We’re going beddy bye now. Nighty night.

  124. Staff
    10:39 pm on December 29th, 2012

    …addiction warning..

    Oley. Don’t do it. Do not go to fishdom. You will be SORRY!

  125. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:40 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Staff!…Wot a great idea!..snort!…I will try and get my friend to read your Christmas present hints…heh!heh!…Seems the only way to get what you want exactly…grunt!…Me and Beau luck out cause my friend is a very thoughtful gift giver…heh!

  126. Tupper and Gilly
    10:42 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Howlers – listen to Staff. She knows what she is talking about. We looked up fishdom, tried the free trial, got “hooked” , bought the whole dam package and have been sitting around in our pajamas playing it over and over.
    But we do have two lovely aquariums.

  127. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:54 pm on December 29th, 2012

    I am trying to decide if I want to spend $6.99 on an aquarium. It sounds as if I do.

    I am so happy that Zoe is one step closer to coming home. We here have been worried.

    I am shaking my head at the behavior of the Royal’s guests. A bath mat?
    Really? Really?

    Mom had a great Christmas. First, she bought herself an iphone5. She loves it. Second, Dad got his 15 year gift from work and let mom pick something out of the catalog. She got a 5 piece set of le cruset cookware. Very cool.

  128. Tupper and Gilly
    11:01 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Wolfie – now that cookware – THAT’S what Mama had in mind from a kitchen store.
    As to Fishdom – if you are a first time buyer from Big Fush games, you can get it for 2.99

  129. Tupper and Gilly
    11:03 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Ummm – make that Big FISH games,,,

  130. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:27 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Mom is a sucker for big fish games. She has to pay for the full enchilada.

  131. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:42 pm on December 29th, 2012

    Grunt!…Oh brother…gruffle!

  132. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:25 am on December 30th, 2012

    Mom has gone through a good part of the Big Fish catalog using the 1 hour free play, then pouting when the hour is up.

    We are watching the Wild Wings Bowl featuring Texas Christian University, currently kicking some Michigan tushie. Sorry B and Jazzy. University of Texas stepped on some Oregon beaver tails earlier. Mom liked the days when bowl games were not named for companies. I guess this one would have been the Sun Bowl. or not. In fact I am not even sure why we are watching this except that dad has control of the controller, heh-heh.

  133. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:27 am on December 30th, 2012

    Mom says that the year dad gave her a vacuum cleaner was the best ever, since for a year she had been lugging her mom’s across town once a week.

  134. SnowBella
    1:20 am on December 30th, 2012

    AJ gave me a writing class for Christmas. Registration doesn’t open until the new year so I recieved an email from the coordinator telling me about my gift. She also reiterated something she told me before: she thinks I have the most thoughtful husband.

  135. Junior
    1:26 am on December 30th, 2012

    Senior: I got back a bit ago from our hundred mile run! It was warm so our Giant made us stop and rest. The team may or may not have been attacked by a pack of hogs. Can you believe?

  136. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    1:38 am on December 30th, 2012

    Hi Macy! Hi Junior!

  137. Junior
    1:41 am on December 30th, 2012

    Wigglebutt: Do you need the team to bring anything the to the celebration tomorrow?

  138. Junior
    2:17 am on December 30th, 2012

    My pal, Orion has been trying to post his picture to friends of Chet. Each time he clicks the option to add a picture, it takes him back to the blog posts. Is anyone else having this problem? It is his favorite picture—he is wearing his dog jacket with a fancy CTD patch on it.

  139. Kat
    9:07 am on December 30th, 2012

    Orion, are you posting from the blog page or from the FOC page? If one, try the other. I want you in there for the FOM RNG.

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