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  1. B. Stover
    10:26 am on November 7th, 2013

    I was beginning to worry.

    Good morning all.

  2. Barb & Maggie
    10:37 am on November 7th, 2013

    Good morning Bee and all.

    Hope all goes well for Melanie today.

  3. O'Howlers
    10:54 am on November 7th, 2013

    Good morning. Pawsitive thoughts for Melanie and for Nana.

  4. dawson
    11:23 am on November 7th, 2013

    I love today’s quote but Spence does not have a “little mind”.

    Hoping that Melanie’s new doctor is the best of the best and that Nana impresses the rehab people with her strength.

    This morning I have a choice between a walk in freezing weather or a nice hot bubble bath.

  5. Siber-H
    11:32 am on November 7th, 2013

    Dawson, if I were up there, I would take you for a walk.

    Melanie and Nana, thinking of you both today…prayers and pawsitive thoughts.

    C.Hobbit, We watched a tv program once about moose in Anchorage. You and Sadie be careful.

    Good Morning All!

  6. Macy the min-pin
    11:35 am on November 7th, 2013


    “quilling” for the rest of us.

  7. Staff
    11:44 am on November 7th, 2013

    Oooo Macy. Quilling that stands alone! I wonder if the tree could be made to do that? You would have to have a stronger trunk than those two tiny legs on Rio’s friend’s tree.

    Thinking of Melanie and Amalia on their trip to the doctors. Amalia is a good friend.

    By the way I get to announce that Amalia, Melanie and I are sponsoring a dollar a day dog for Snowhook. I am calling the MAS sponsorship…heh heh. (Melanie, Amalia,Staff or ‘more’ in Spanish) So who do we contact again? I forgot already.

  8. Siber-H
    11:46 am on November 7th, 2013

    Would someone please send me Nana’s SDD address?

    I have more than one for her and her last name is spelled differently in two of them and so on and so forth.

  9. Macy the min-pin
    11:48 am on November 7th, 2013

    The stand alone “quilling” is toilet paper rolls cut into rings!

  10. Siber-H
    11:48 am on November 7th, 2013

    Staff, Woo Woo
    It has to be Rio that is keeping track.

  11. Herd of Hounds
    11:54 am on November 7th, 2013

    We have the same problem as Siber H; Things get returned.
    Melanie,best of whatever. Amalia, safe trip
    Mas is good…Siber, Dawson, why didn’t we think that creatively?
    Moose on the loose, beware.
    Mom has a lump on the side of her face, go to dr who sends her to dermatologist who has now refered her to a ” head and neck” specialist.
    who knew? And is this why they call it “practicing medicine”?

  12. Macy the min-pin
    11:58 am on November 7th, 2013

    Just discovered, little seen pics of our two favorite pugs. Who knew that they were separated as pups?

  13. Herd of Hounds
    12:01 pm on November 7th, 2013

    OOOops, mom is being moderated for using a special word :( Let’s try again.

    We have the same problem as Siber H. Things get returned.
    Melanie, best of whatever. Amalia, safe trip.
    MAS is good…Siber, Dawson, why didn’t we think that creatively?
    Moose on the loose, beware.

  14. Herd of Hounds
    12:04 pm on November 7th, 2013

    And now for the unacceptable bit. Mom found a lump behind her cheek. Went to dr. he sent her to dermatologist who has now referred her to a head and neck special dr (who knew such a thin existed?). And is this why they cal it “practicing medicine”?

  15. Mama Meash
    12:18 pm on November 7th, 2013

    HOH, When does your mom go to that special guy?
    Dima is visiting his Special Doc today.

    Mom is scared to go north to Alaska now that C.hobbit told of her moose encounter. Do youse think i could use her ticket?

  16. Staff
    12:20 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Jeez Sharon, Those doctors are having a good time with your face. Darn it all. Good wishes going out to you too.

    Hope Melanie is liking the new doctor. No, I hope the new doctor is thoughtful, careful and considerate. Unlike the fired one.

  17. Herd of Hounds
    12:42 pm on November 7th, 2013

    OH: How about if when we walk anywhere in AK, we do it in a HERD so the stupid, near-sighted moose will think we are big and it will go away?
    Regarding mom’s lumpy face, she is waiting for a call from dr # 3 to give her an appointment. Must not be serious or it would be immediate (like her spleen which went away in 5 days-weekend included-from the time she complained).
    Mom took us for a ride in the scooteroo around the hood and to the lake. Lots of pretty colors and leaves and 1 BIG smarty-pants puss-in boots:( We did bark!

  18. B. Stover
    12:44 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Siber-H: I sent you an email.

    Sharon: I can’t find your email address so please send me one and I’ll send the address I have for Nana.

  19. Herd of Hounds
    1:01 pm on November 7th, 2013

    HRH B: Done and done :) TY

  20. Siber-H
    1:07 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Stover, Thank you! I replied.

    Alaskan moose have been known to attack sled dog teams.

    C.Hobbit, I believe Anchorage and Albuquerque had their first hard freeze the same night. I forgot to mention this yesterday.

  21. Wose
    1:16 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Greetings!

    Macy, your quilling is very nice. I especially like the mice!
    Sending out positive thoughts for Melanie, the Royal Mum, Sharon , and Nana.

    Thanks youse guys for always being there.

  22. Herd of Hounds
    1:19 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Wose, the HOH woves woo!

  23. Siber-H
    1:36 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Wose, ditto from me

  24. Melanie
    1:38 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Like doc. He needs more info. Now having lunch. BBML

  25. Staff
    1:42 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Oh good. Thank dog Melanie thinks this one is worth keeping. Hope you two have a nice lunch. Heh. time for lunch here also.
    Then Quilt club tonight.

  26. BooBear
    2:28 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Would someone please SDD Mom with Nana’s email address (she thinks she has it but wants to make sure it is right).

    Yeah, Melanie! It sounds like this dr is a better fit.

    Sharon, yikes!! Hope this isn’t anything serious.

  27. B. Stover
    2:33 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Sharon: Could you please let BooBear know the email address for Nana that worked. I don’t have BB’s email address.

  28. Wose
    2:33 pm on November 7th, 2013

    HOH and Siber-H, I wove you right back.

    Melanie, I’m glad that this doc seems to be a keeper?

    If anyone has Nana news, please share.

  29. Siber-H
    2:42 pm on November 7th, 2013

    BooBear, I sent you an SDD.

  30. BooBear
    3:12 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Thanks, SiberH!!

  31. Barb & Maggie
    4:14 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Wose, We posted yesterday that we emailed Nana and heard back from her right away. She sounds great and says she is making good progress. We used the email address that is to bb, not Nana.

  32. Barb & Maggie
    4:15 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Melanie, Tell us more. Is doc getting additional info. from liver doc. or is he scheduling more tests at his clinic?

  33. Dima
    5:00 pm on November 7th, 2013

    I am home!!!! Mom and I stopped at DQ to celebrate my last treatment. I wolfed down my ice cream. Please do not tell my sisters.

    Melanie, glad you like your new cancer doc. I wish you could go to mine. I think he is the best doc in the world, and the 2nd best guy in the world. He told me that he lost a lot of sleep over me, and that made me feel bad.

  34. Tupper's Mama
    5:11 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Greetings all. So, here is all the news that is fit to print re the new doctor etc.

    Turns out that the trip was an easy, albeit long distance one. We have stayed at a hotel right across the highway numerous times when we were doing shows in Boston. I knew the Lehey was in that general area, but due to the hills and trees, didn’t know it was less than a mile away.

    The doctor was just lovely – he had a nice handshake, and a “real” smile – not an uppity “I am a surgeon – you will worship me” kind of smile.
    He explained many aspects of what COULD be, but also explained that the first hospital that treated Melanie for liver problems 4 years ago is less than cooperative about releasing her records. It’s nothing personal – he said this hospital is notorious for this type of thing, and that all we could do is hound them day and night until they get around to sending things.
    Until this doctor gets the history, including all medical records, biopsies, slides, MRI, PET and CT and all other alphabetical combinations, he is kind of flying blind. But he did give us a lot of information about the type of tumor he suspects it might be, and what the solutions for that can entail. There was absolutely no sense of rushing or hurrying us along – we must have been talking to him for at least an hour.
    There will be more visits in the near future, and there will be more scans of a specialized nature in order to make a final diagnosis on exactly where and what this tumor is. And if surgery is going to be involved, he will be doing it there at the Lehey.
    Melanie was very satisfied with his attitude, with his knowledge and with his plans for the future. I could see her whole body unclench as we headed for home.
    So – now the Battle of the Records will commence, and we shall be victorious. And we shall move forward, and she will be healed. So there! That’s my final word on that subject!

  35. B. Stover
    5:21 pm on November 7th, 2013

    I just received a reply from Nana. (I used the bb address.)

    She said that we are keeping her spirits high with emails and cards. She thinks she’ll be in rehab for another week.

  36. BooBear
    5:21 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Yeah for a good doc, Melanie!! So glad to hear that this doctor is going to be good to work with.

  37. Dima
    5:23 pm on November 7th, 2013

    But Tupper’s Mom, does that nice doc sit down on the floor with Melanie when he ‘splains?

  38. B. Stover
    5:25 pm on November 7th, 2013

    T&G: Thank you for the update.

  39. Barb & Maggie
    5:30 pm on November 7th, 2013

    T & G, Yes, thank you for all the details. Maybe we should all go sit at the hospital’s records office till they send Melanie’s info. That might speed things along!

  40. Siber-H
    5:34 pm on November 7th, 2013

    A big sigh of relief here. Thank you Amalia. We are in total agreement with you. The records will be released and Melanie will get well. Leonard was healed and walked on the beach.
    Melanie will be romping with the Newfs and trying to keep birthday cake away from Franklin

    Dima, Another sigh of relief here that you have a great Special Doctor. Mom is happy that you ate your ice cream. I won’t tell the girls.

  41. Tupper's Mama
    5:34 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Dima – well, no, the doctor didn’t do that, and he didn’t give her a cookie either, but he patted her paw in the nicest manner.

  42. Siber-H
    5:36 pm on November 7th, 2013

    BooBear, I believe I sent you the wrong email address to use.
    Stand by for another SDD.

  43. Dima
    5:46 pm on November 7th, 2013

    It is a great day all around. I am now going to call it Thirsty Thursday! I will start off with a toast to Melanie.

  44. Belle Starr
    6:08 pm on November 7th, 2013

    My Two-legged arrived home last night, but is headed back to the top of the world today. She will be home one Saturday. Does she stay on The road for so long because she does not love me, me, me? She says she does it because she love us— I don’t know. The Giant says it is true. Can he be trusted?

    Melanie: I can grab the medical records keepers by the pant leg. I’ve been practicing under the guidance of Pancho and Lefty.

    CHH: Please be careful with the meese. The Giant went toe to hoof with one two years ago and lived to tell the tale.

    HOH: Yeep! We are going to send our prayers from here.

    My Two-legged received a SDD from Nana two days ago. She is responding to SDD’s. No doubt she is helping Masquers and BSD prepare for their next mission.

  45. Basil and Sage
    6:09 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Dima – we will toast both you and Melanie for courage and fortitude but we are NOT drinking out of a dawg water bowl!

  46. Belle Starr
    6:20 pm on November 7th, 2013

    I will lift my sparkly, pink waterbowl with Dima!

  47. Belle Starr
    6:27 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Wio and Wookie are up top. I take that as a sign of good things to come for everyone. Wheeze!

  48. Charlie
    6:30 pm on November 7th, 2013

    B: Have we read any good books lately? I could use some quality time on your easy chair with your favorite wine and a full water dish for me.

  49. B. Stover
    6:57 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Hi Charlie! I downloaded a new Ruth Rendell Inspector Wexford mystery to my Kindle: No Man’s Nightingale. We can start reading that so come on over and share my easy chair.

  50. Charlie
    7:01 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Yark! Quality time in the easy chair with B, a good book and her favorite paw-lbec! Does it get any better than this? You tell me.

  51. Barb & Maggie
    7:16 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Barb started reading her $1.00 David Baldacci yesterday. True Blue is the title from 2009. So far it is really good.

  52. Tupper's Mama
    7:41 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Melanie and I went to Chipotles for lunch after the doctor. It was both our first time there. It will not be our last. My my, that was just wonderful food.

    We are also so very happy to hear that Nana is doing so well. We miss her and Masquers and BSD. So, we will include all of them in our toast to Melanie and Dima.

  53. Wose
    7:45 pm on November 7th, 2013

    I am glad to hear that youse who have not been feeling tip-top are doing better or will be feeling better soon!

    Dima: DQ makes me feel better too!

    Would someone please send me Nana’s SDD. I have used one, but maybe it is not the right one. Thanks!

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:12 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Downstairs!….Finally!….huffle!…I can’t believe all the bullony I have to wait for my friend to do before she will open the door to the basement so I can logon…grunt!…This is very unsatisfactory to say the least…sniff!

    Anyhoooo!…I did read the update on Melanie and that Nana is responding to emails…snort!….Good news! I will read the rest of the Daily Blog and get back to youse!…heh!

  55. Siber-H
    8:23 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Wose,
    Check your SDD.

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:26 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Toast!….To Melanie and Nana!…snort!….I do not like that Rebecca is on her way out of here on an aeroplane again though…sniff!…Whey did she bother coming home if she was going to turn around and head back to the top of the world?…grunt!

  57. Barb & Maggie
    8:27 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Wose, We can give you her email if you send a request to us, but it looks like Siber has already done it. Couldn’t find your email on our contacts.

  58. Wose
    8:33 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Siber-H, thanks for the info!

    B&H, thanks for trying. When there was talk of making up a new emergentree list, I believe I left my info on dishlickers.

  59. Dima
    8:34 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Just finished dinner (theirs not mine) . Zoning out here guys. Talk to you all tomorrow.
    But first, I am drinking to Amalia, friend extroadinaire. When Melanie is all better, Mom promised to drive me up there to meet both Massachusetts girls.

  60. dawson
    8:57 pm on November 7th, 2013

    I stopped at the library today and found the Anne Hillerman book and a book that has a recommendation by Spencer Quinn, What the Dog Knows, about the science and wonder of working dogs.

    Raising my glass to Melanie, her best friend and chauffeur Amalia and to Nana.

    Also thinking of Sharon, Rose, Wolfie and, as always, Dima, Tenzing and Amazing Grace.

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:06 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Rose!….If you are still up check your SDD…snorkel!…And Rose, you are the best of the best and no one will ever change my pug-mind about that truthfulness….chuffle!

  62. Pancho & Lefty
    9:06 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Rio: Her trip north wasn’t by choice. It involved surprises and last minute decisions. It is windy and cold up there or so we are told.

  63. Pancho & Lefty
    9:08 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Wose: We agree with Rio’s pug truthfulness. We may be thieves, but we’re not liars.

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:09 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Dollar!….The Dollar A Day Campaign has new team members!….Wooooo!….This is great news! Also, some of youse are wondering if Rose or I are keeping track….snuffle!….No, this is on your teams Honor to get the monies to Snowhook in a timely fashion to support one or more of the A-Team members. Once an official list of the A-Team is posted on this here blog then you can all fight over who will sponsor whom ….heh!heh!…Let the dollar a day savings accounts keep building!…Wooooooo!

  65. Tupper's Mama
    9:10 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Dima! Really? Goody, goody, goody!

  66. Belle Starr
    9:17 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Thanks to the photo Macy posted today, I have decided I need a baby tan pug and a baby black pug of my very own or I’m going to be in a bad mood.

    I am doing my best to smooch Wose. Professor Grizz and I have yet to come to an understanding about the appropriate amount if sparkles one must keep on paw at all time. I love him anyway.

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:20 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Bellie!…Everyone wants a baby tan pug and baby black pug…snort!…It’s after they grow-up and become the smelly, grumpy tan pug and the even smellier, bible thumping black pug when things get tricky….sniff!

  68. Belle Starr
    9:23 pm on November 7th, 2013

    I will take my chances.

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:37 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Bellie!…My friend says you can’t put sparkles on the true nature of a Pug…snort!…heh!heh!

  70. Barb & Maggie
    9:39 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Saying good night all. Hope Melanie, Wose and Nana spend a healing night under the quilt.

  71. Barb & Maggie
    9:40 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Oh, and Dima too!

  72. dawson
    10:47 pm on November 7th, 2013

    For BelleStarr: http://delightfulfindsandme.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/theyskens-theory.jpg

    (I hope this link is what I think it is)

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Alone!!…Well since I am alone agoain…grunt!…I will tell a story my friend told me tonight. Today at the busy-place the newest girl, not my friend, but someone else who is newer got a look at the CHobbit Harris Commissioned Christmas Tree…snort!….She, the new girl, said, “Oh, I love Snowmen. Can you do a Snowman for me the same way?”…sniff!…My friend shook her head and said, “Um. No.”…heh!heh!…There is NO WAY IN HELL she is going to create a snowman based on the same type of design…chorkel!…This newer gal is a whole bunch of stories all by herself…grunt!…Someone is giving her time to show her true persona before to much is revealed…sneeze!

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:53 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Dawson!…That is downright ridiculous…sniff!…No one in there right mind would want a sparkly pug…grunt!

  75. dawson
    11:01 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Rio: I think your friend can get enough orders from her literary blog to keep her quilling for a long time.

    MacyMinPin: I was wondering just the other day what I might make with all these toilet paper rolls that I use for fire starter. Heh, heh. But that really isn’t going to happen.

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:03 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Dawson!…You may or may not be right…snort!…I know one thing, there will not be a swirly snowman appearing anytime soon…sniff!

  77. dawson
    11:22 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Snowman!
    No snowman here but 1 inch of snow is forecast tonight and more tomorrow.
    Brrrr.
    I’m crawling into my nice heating pad warmed bed with my pillows surrounding me.

  78. Belle Starr
    11:34 pm on November 7th, 2013

    Dawson: If you can hold Rio, I’ll dedazzle him. Giggle…

  79. SnowBella
    11:38 pm on November 7th, 2013

    I’ve settled into the hotel for the night. The weather is very bad and expected to get worse. I should be gone by the time the worst of it hits. The hotel room is freezing. Time to hunker down under the covers.

    Nighty noodles.

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