No Post Today

“Why not?” says Spence.

“Leaves,” says Admin.

“Don’t tell me you’re going to be out there with the leaf blower while I’m trying to work?”

“They also serve who only stand and leaf blow.”

150 years ago today:

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/gettyb.asp

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  1. B. Stover
    9:11 am on November 19th, 2013

    Admin has to get rid of the leaves before it snows. Heh!

    Good morning all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:20 am on November 19th, 2013

    Good morning, everyone! L-e-a-v-e-s. Mom says that is a dirty word. Not sure why. You saw Daddy Dawg’s way to remove them. We have a leaf nazi in the ‘hood. He is out almost every day with a sucking machine picking up l-e-a-v-e-s. We just bring them in and crunch them up.
    Welcome “home” Nana. Oh, deer in the road, must go bark.

  3. Kat
    9:31 am on November 19th, 2013

    Good morning, HOH and Bee, and leaf-blowing Admin and Spence.
    Did youse all check your SDDs? We forwarded a message from NANA!!!!
    She successfully made her escape! Lots of dancing and twirling here.

  4. Melanie
    9:34 am on November 19th, 2013

    Good Morning to All

    That speech makes me tear up. So many lost.

    Leaves . . Our neighbor hates our trees. They lose their leaves in a storm and they end up on his property. Snicker.

    Deb was out and did a whole bunch of raking yesterday. Can’t tell today.

    Almost time for acupuncture.

    NANA is almost home. Scott’s home is way better than a rehab or hospital. Soon she will be comfy home.

  5. Kat
    9:41 am on November 19th, 2013

    Mom has not yet read the link up top.
    I don’t know if Scott lives on Nana’s island or closer to the Big City. I was a bit confused geographically last evening when we were doing the Big Breakout.

  6. Kat's Mom
    9:46 am on November 19th, 2013

    Thank you Admin, for reminding me it is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. And we still must re-dedicate ourselves to their unfinished work.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    10:04 am on November 19th, 2013

    Mom always made it a requirement in her middle school drama classes that students memorize and recite the Gettysburg Address.
    good for the brain, good for the country.

  8. Wose
    10:05 am on November 19th, 2013

    Greetings!

    I am so excited to here Nana is back home. It is definitely a good thing she will be with Scott.

    Loved AJ’s picture from last night’s blog. -15! Brrrrrrrrrr. All youse going to the Great White North in February, bundle up!

  9. Wose
    10:06 am on November 19th, 2013

    I saw a great story about the Gettysburgh address on the news. It moved me to tears.

  10. dawson
    10:22 am on November 19th, 2013

    The Gettysburg Address seems as relevant today as it was 150 years ago.

    Yeep! -20 F today. I’m crawling back into bed for awhile.

    Masquers Mom: Make your own schedule today…eat what you want, when you want. Welcome home. Scott has become an honorary Plunderer.

  11. Tupper and Gilly
    10:24 am on November 19th, 2013

    Good morning all – another lovely, albeit colder day here. Gramp is grumbling because even though we don’t have any leaf shedding trees in our yard, we have to keep raking and raking and raking. We do have a neighbor with trees and an aversion to raking (or any other kind of yardwork).

    On the bright side – the house is almost done in her new coat of lovely colors. The shutters go up Thursday as the final step. Then we will take some pictures.

    And Nana is FREE! And HEALTHY! And going HOME soon! Twirl, twirl, bounce, twirl – the Happy Corgi Dance has commenced.

  12. Kat
    10:33 am on November 19th, 2013

    My email to Macy bounced back. Can someone send me her email address? Did it change?

  13. Wose
    11:31 am on November 19th, 2013

    Kat: Please check your SDD when able.

  14. Siber-H
    12:10 pm on November 19th, 2013

    I have a really stupid question. Why do people rake leaves?
    It isn’t done where I live.

    Kat, Thanks for the SDD. It made my day especially after last night. It is a big relief and happy time to know Nana is at Scotts.
    Dawson, I agree. Scott is an honorary Plunderer.

    Alice, Thanks for picking me up. You are a lifesaver.

  15. Siber-H
    12:14 pm on November 19th, 2013

    I just saw AJ’s picture from last night. I hope this means Alaska is going to have a good winter for mushing this year.

  16. Kat
    12:23 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Thanks, Wose.

  17. Staff
    12:34 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Mr.Husky,
    We don’t rake leaves here either. It took too much work to get some. There are not a lot of trees in North Dakota. All the trees were planted here on purpose by the early settlers. I love to look at the leaves on the grass. The only thing is they are all brownish tan. Very few beautiful gold/orange/red leaves. But at least we do have some leaves.
    Eventually they blow east to Minnesota. snicker.

  18. Melanie
    12:37 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Back from acupuncture and just heard from the nurse that my doc has everything he needs. I don’t need to yell! Woo Hoo! I have also heard that I’m going back to meet with him and the head of the group there. Looked that guy up and he and his team at the Clinic have written a cookbook called “Cooking Through Cancer”.

    It is not to prevent cancer or cure, but how to cook so that you get the best nutrition possible while under going all this stuff. It should come here on Thursday.

    Cool.

  19. Melanie
    12:40 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Leaves. We have a heck of a lot of leaves in Western MA. Make for beautiful trails in the woods. Good mulch for the lawn. Just don’t like to get mean looks from the neighbor’s.

    His house is close to the road. Used to be a mill. The town made a asphalt covered small ditch in front of his house. Otherwise the rain or melting snow gush into his basement. Our leaves tend to mess up his ditch.

  20. Siber-H
    12:42 pm on November 19th, 2013

    That is our attitude Staff. Our leaves blow to the Texas panhandle. The ones that hang around seem to grow brittle and decay fast.

  21. Barb & Maggie
    1:11 pm on November 19th, 2013

    We are stopping in for a brief hello. Barb went to bed at 7:00 last night and stayed there till 8:00 this morning. She was up letting me out, or coughing or throwing up every hour. She says she has not been this sick in years. Now trying to sip some water, and then back to bed.

    Glad Nana made it out and will be at Scott’s for awhile. Sounds like a safe place for her to be.

    Oh, and Staff, thanks for the seeds. Love those beans, and didn’t have that variety.

    Later

  22. O'Howlers
    1:12 pm on November 19th, 2013

    We do not rake leaves either. We have one giant maple tree near the house. The only other ones close to the house are evergreens or walnuts. Not a lot of leaves from them. The maple leaves are fun to wrassle in, and Mom likes to ride her horse thru them. This year, we picked up some to use on our raised beds; however, most of them blew on out of the raised beds. Most of our leaves blow thru all these open fields to other open fields. In the meantime, corn husks from the fields on the other side blow to our yard and fields. We all believe in Share and Share Alike. snicker

  23. BooBear
    1:14 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Wow, Maggie! It sounds like Barb caught something other than air sickness. Mom is feeling fine so don’t think it was where they ate brunch. And Barb felt fine in Texas so couldn’t have been our fair state.

    Take good care of her and she should be okay soon.

    BooBear

  24. O'Howlers
    1:26 pm on November 19th, 2013

    It is so easy to catch something from someone on an airplane. Poor Barb. We are glad those kinds of things CANNOT happen on a flight North to Alaska.

    Maggie, if you need help keeping Barb under the quilt, just give a bark.

  25. B. Stover
    1:27 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Siber-H: Why rake leaves? Enough of them can keep light and air from grass. Leaves can also cause mold which kills grass and they attract insects and grubs.

  26. Alice M. Johnson
    1:44 pm on November 19th, 2013

    You are welcome Mr.Husky. It was fun to paw our noses at Natty. heh heh heh.
    I have been having a fun morning. First Mr.Staff got down the dried catnip and shredded it all up into catnip dust. He did it inside a brown grocery bag so it didn’t dust up the whole house. (Staff was insistent on that point. She thinks there is already enough dust around). The he put the catnip in a container to take to Minneapolis. Then he put down the bag for me me me. I have been inside it. Whooo HOOO!
    After that I had to chase that fat old AbbietheKitty around the house. snicker. She is not a catnip kitty. sniff. Staff had to pick her up to protect her from me.
    boooring!
    They tried to put me in time out (Under a laundry basket) but I refused to be timed out. sniff. I am keeping that bag under close observation. AbbietheKitty better not try to get in it.

    I don’t think I will be flying the Lear anytime soon.

  27. B. Stover
    1:45 pm on November 19th, 2013

    When I was a kid, we used to build leaf “forts” taller than we were and then dive into them. Lots of fun!

  28. Melanie
    2:05 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Going back to the Lahey Clinic on Monday. Will be seeing the first doctor at 2 pm and then the next doctor at 3 pm. He is THE guy when it comes to things besides surgery for tumors in the liver. Fingers, toes, tails, and claws all crossed here.

    Obviously, I need to read the rest of last night’s comments.

  29. Siber-H
    2:05 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Stover, Thanks for the good scientific answer. This explains why we don’t rake leaves here. Most of us have no grass…can’t afford the water for it plus it would be a waste of the water we do have in this country. The powers that be frown on us having grass.

    Barb, We hope you feel better soon. I am sure you caught it on the airplane.

    Alice, No flying in a jet or chopper for you right now. Just have fun on the ground.

  30. Siber-H
    2:07 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Melanie, Prayers and everything crossed for you. We believe you will be getting the best of care, which is a big relief.

  31. Staff
    2:24 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Melanie, Yay, I feel very good about this news. Very very good.

  32. Mollypop's Mom
    2:33 pm on November 19th, 2013

    My Dear Niece Kat – here’s the info on Smooches for Pooches.

    http://www.smoochesforpooches.com/index.html

  33. Mollypop's Mom
    2:35 pm on November 19th, 2013

    I forgot to mention – when we go to Niagara Falls, the Canadian side has a Butterfly Conservatory (Staff).

    http://www.niagaraparks.com/niagara-falls-attractions/butterfly-conservatory.html

  34. dawson
    2:42 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Leaves.
    This fall I mentioned that perhaps I should rake some leaves to put atop the tender lavender plants so they could survive the winter. We don’t have many leaves in our yard so the man here went next door and raked the neighbor’s leaves! (I didn’t want the leaves that bad.) So I put them on top of the lavender then I read that lavender doesn’t like to be covered in leaves – neither does it like to be covered in snow so tough luck for the lavender. Double bad luck as it is now covered in both and bound to stay that way until May. Oh, the neighbor’s children did have fun jumping in the big pile of leaves and pictures were taken.

    Melanie: Hooray for the paperwork coming through. One less worry.

    Barb&Maggie: That sounds like a terrible night. I’m glad BooBear’s Mom doesn’t have the same thing and hopefully Macy’s Mom is okay too. Feel better soon.

    T&G: I can’t wait to see your colorful house pictures.

    I got up early to take some pain pills, then right back to bed. Then suppose-ed dentist caused this. I do not like him. He didn’t even give me a treat afterwards.

  35. O'Howlers
    2:43 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Aunt MPM, I will not be getting a Blueberry facial, or any of that other Girlie stuff. Oh no I will not.
    Tell me, if I go to “Doggie Daycare” will it be like my old Kat Kamp where I get to play play play outside with other Members of the Nation while Mom goes to see butterflies?

  36. Masquers
    2:47 pm on November 19th, 2013

    FRIENDS
    ARE GOD’S
    WAY OF TAKING
    CARE OF US.

    To all our Plunderer family: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the flowers & balloons, prayers, cards and emails. They made all the difference. Going from one foot over the Bridge to a full recovery. It is nothing short of a Miracle.

    Very happy to be at Scott’s (#1 son in Seattle). He is honored to be a honorary Plunderer.

    Lots & Lots of Love,
    Nana, BSD & Masquers

  37. Kat
    2:47 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Oops! I forgot to put my own avatar up. I hope I don’t get in trouble for that.

    Melanie, Mom is very very happy that your paperwork went thru and you will be seeing such a great doc. I am happy too.
    Dawson, I am not happy about your dentist. Want me to grab him by a pantleg? He is a perp for sure.
    Maggie, how is Barb? Any better? Get her to a doctor on the double-quick!

  38. Barb & Maggie
    2:48 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Good luck next Monday, Melanie. We think you are in the best of hands at Lahey Clinic.

    Boo, Barb said she loved The Great State of Texas, and doesn’t think it was Texas germs that got her and certainly not the food. She was exposed to both flu and a cough sinus thing before her trip. She thinks the stress of flying and being tired probably brought down her resistance. Or it was germs on the plane. Anyway she will be good as new before too long.

  39. Kat
    2:49 pm on November 19th, 2013

    All of us are crying happy tears now. We are so so so happy to hear from Nana and Bear and Masquers on this here blog.
    Hi Nana!!!
    Hi Scott!

  40. Wose
    2:49 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Barb, Tuck the quilt nice and tight around you. Hope you are feeling better soon.

    HRH, B, When my siblings and I were younger, we did the leaf dive too. : )

    Melanie, Sounds like you be getting the excellent care you deserve . Pawsitive, loving thoughts coming at you from Westchester.

  41. Siber-H
    2:51 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Masquers!! Masquers!!! Masquers!!
    sniff, sniff, sniff
    Welcome back!! We have missed you so much

  42. Barb & Maggie
    2:51 pm on November 19th, 2013

    While we were typing Nana posted. So great to hear from you and Masquers and BSD. Missed you guys.

  43. Wose
    2:53 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Crying here too! It is so good to hear from Nana, Bear Spirit Dog, and my dear friend Masquers! sniff sniff

  44. O'Howlers
    2:55 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Doesn’t it feel like we are a reunited family again? :)

  45. Herd of Hounds
    3:02 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Kat, happy tears for sure here!

  46. dawson
    3:02 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Welcome back BearSpiritDog, Masquers, Nana and Scott!

    SiberH: Remember this video? I don’t know who is having more fun, the Husky or the photographer.
    http://www.wimp.com/huskyleaves/

  47. Siber-H
    3:42 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Thanks Dawson! That is probably my all time favorite dog video.
    That Husky is having so much fun and such a nice yard and fence he/she has.

  48. B. Stover
    4:04 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Welcome back Nana, Bear and Masquers.

  49. Staff
    4:17 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Nana, Masquers and Bear Spirit Dog,
    Welcome home to us us us.
    Love and Hugs from Staff and the Kats

  50. Herd of Hounds
    5:03 pm on November 19th, 2013

    She’s home, she’s home,she;s home. Darah the dozer hugs! Pookey dainty licks. Lucy Lou waltzes!
    Dawson, mom made the old fart and the boarder in the basement watch the video. LOL
    Melanie, we are sooo glad you are happy with Monday’s doc.
    Barb (B&M): Get better soon. Vitamin C and maybe some steam inhalation.

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:10 pm on November 19th, 2013

    NANA!…sob!sob!sob!…I missed my Nana! Twirling and spinning and twirling some more!….Wooooo!

  52. Herd of Hounds
    5:49 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Sunset here is gawgeous! Pink and blue stripes over the Cumberland Plateau. A bit chilly for mom (woman gets goosebumps at 70*F). We can’t figure out why she wants to be in Alaska in March. Humans!

  53. O'Howlers
    6:09 pm on November 19th, 2013

    In case anyone is wondering, we still do not have a dog/horse/cat/chicken sitter for iditarod time. Mom is stressing.
    To make matters worse, we lost our long-time cleaning woman this week with no warning. She got another job, which is good for her, but bad for us.

  54. O'Howlers
    6:11 pm on November 19th, 2013

    And before anyone says we should clean ourselves, we can show you the ‘rents schedule and you’ll think not.
    No holiday parties at this place, that’s for sure.

  55. Barb & Maggie
    6:23 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Holidays? On no, we have not done much shopping this year. Time to get started we think.

    Does anyone know how far Seattle is from Nana’s home?

  56. Herd of Hounds
    6:28 pm on November 19th, 2013

    B&M: not a stone’s throw but not really far either. Too far for most plane layovers.

  57. Herd of Hounds
    6:30 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Problem is Puget Sound and getting over/around it.

  58. Barb & Maggie
    6:47 pm on November 19th, 2013

    We were not thinking about crashing in on Nana, we just thought Scott lived in Seattle. Wondered how far it is from her home on the island.

  59. Melanie
    6:52 pm on November 19th, 2013

    NANA!
    Whew . . that was all the ‘hellos’ I had stored up since she’s been gone.
    Happy that you are safe.

    I love the butterflies, wonder how they makes all wreaths for the Flea Funerals, and my favorite video.

    Such joy. Too much to be contained. He must run.

  60. Melanie
    6:55 pm on November 19th, 2013

    That should be ‘small wreaths’. Sigh.

    Thank you for all of your support. (Wiping a tear from eye)
    We have quite a crew here. Some of a tad strange – though why my guys keep saying that about me I never understand – all loving.

  61. Tupper and Gilly
    7:11 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Shorn! Shorn like the proverbial sheep!

    Mama went to get wonderfluffed tonight, and we think she got her directions wrong and went to Princess Sammie’s Jaqueline. She does still have her ears, and you can for sure see them since she got all her hair cut off.

    The Storyteller says he likes it, but he keeps looking at her sideways to see if it’s really her.

  62. Tupper and Gilly
    7:13 pm on November 19th, 2013

    And we forgot to say:

    WOO HOOO AND HOORAY FOR NANA! We can’t wait for her and Masquers and BSD to jump back into the blog pool. Hasn’t been the same without the cool jazz and the naps between lunches.

  63. O'Howlers
    7:28 pm on November 19th, 2013

    T&G, sneak up and take a photo and post it here.

  64. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    7:34 pm on November 19th, 2013

    We are twirling and spinning here in Chevy Chase too, with the wonderful good tidings from Nana (Barb), Masquers and BSD. We are just one big family on this here blog and when one of our members is hurting, we are there for them. Just so good to see your post and to know that the breakout mission was a complete success. And special thanks to Scott too for taking such good care of you.

  65. Tupper and Gilly
    8:03 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Howlwers – sorry, but that ain’t gonna happen – no how, no way. Mama says you will all just have to come up here in the spring and see it yourselves.

  66. Melanie
    8:09 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Don’t ask me for a picture of the Shorn Golinka. I don’t think she’s going to let me get near her with my phone, iPaw or camera. snicker.

    Did you know there was a song called “Fine as Frog Hair”?

    The things I learn . .

    Headed upstairs. Cold down here.

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:10 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Burp!…What did I miss? After Nana posted, I mean?…sniff!

  68. Herd of Hounds
    8:11 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Mom’s puter is LOW on battery (whatever that means) so therefor she told us to get off it so she can charge it. Whoda thunK? Nighty night.

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:11 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Crap!…I always miss Melanie by just the last few hairs on my curly tail…grunt!

  70. Herd of Hounds
    8:14 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Melanie: mom didn’t know that. Got the saying from “Uncle Vern”, her neighbor growing up. He was from Sparta, TN and a friend of Lester Flatt. Now we be gone.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:17 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Walk!…Tonight on our walk, which was in the dark, we heard a guy on his roof putting up Christmas lights…snort!…He startled all of us because not one of us expected to hear and almost see a guy on his roof in the dark fumbling with lights…heh!heh!…Beau and I yeeep!yeeeped! for all we were worth and my friend refrained from pointing the flashlight at him in case she blinded him and then, well who knows what would have happened…grunt!

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:24 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Lights!….Continued. We also saw a guy with Christmas lights all up and down his leash….heh!heh!…My friend thought that was pretty clever and is trying to figure out how to get us each one of the lighted leashes…grump!…I would look and feel like fools if she did that to me…wheeze!….Beau, he would not care one bit I bet…grunt!

  73. Kat
    8:32 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Rio, I like the idea of a lighted leash. It might get me invited to all the best holiday parties.
    Are you sure that wasn’t Clark griswald you saw on his roof?

    Questiion for those of you who get flea/tick stuff squirted on your backs: do you get it all winter? When does your two-legged stop putting it on? Mom used to stop by now, but she says the climate is changing. You can’t tell it by me…it is windy cold out there tonight!

  74. Tupper and Gilly
    8:34 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Rio – better a lighted leash than a reindeer costume – Mama almost bought one at wallyworld. we let her know that in no uncertain terms, no Corgi would ever under any circumstances be seen in public in such a get up.

    Hmmm…wonder if it would fit a Wrotten Kat?

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:36 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Kat!…Indeed, Clark Griswold popped into my head the minute I realized there was a fool on his roof in the dark putting up Christmas lights…heh!heh!….Tomorrow night I will report if they are working or not…snort!…Although, he may be waiting till Thanksgiving night to fire them up…chorkel!

  76. Tupper and Gilly
    8:38 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Dear Miss Kat – (not the Wrotten kind)
    We get flea tick squirts until there has been a hard freeze with a lot of snow. So some years, we get them year round.
    Our v e t says that if you use the squirts every month, there is a limited residue in our systems to hold off for a month or two or three in the winter, but you know our backyard – wooded and brushy. Mama says better safe than sorry.

  77. Herd of Hounds
    8:41 pm on November 19th, 2013

    We’re back. Mom does flea/tick/heartworm/mosquito meds 7/24/365 whatever that means. Oh those things she puts peanut butter on, then gives us treats? We Love it. She says it is preventative, whatever that means. Oops, she’s heard us in the kitchen standing on the food barrel…gotta go.

  78. Siber-H
    9:13 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Kat, A couple of years ago, mom used the treatment on me for a couple of months and she hasn’t had to use it since. The same is true of my Siber friends, Molly and Rudy.
    The climate we live in is much different than yours.

    I do eat a monthly heartworm tablet year round.

  79. Melanie
    9:13 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Hmmm, no squirt stuff here. Not good for me. We use garlic powder.
    Morning garlic Newf breath is nothing to sneeze or short at!

    Hi Riö. You are right. I’m about to hit the hay.

    Rejoicing in Nana’s return!

  80. Kat
    9:24 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Thank you everyone for the flea and tick advice. Mom said she will squirt us tomorrow.
    It is beddy bye time for me. This fire is making my eyelids heavy. Good night to all.
    Masquers, it is lovely to near that jazz again.

  81. c.hobbit
    9:26 pm on November 19th, 2013

    I was just about to mail the card to Nana that got returned from the hospital when I realized that she still wasn’t “home” yet. Don’t know whether to go ahead and send it to her home address or not.

    I am leaving in a couple of days for southern California. I haven’t been there in six years and my sister and I will be going through the family home. My sister and her family visit So. Cal. a lot. It will be a sentimental trip for me but I am looking forward to a dose of warm weather. Already worrying about Sadie being boarded.

  82. dawson
    9:35 pm on November 19th, 2013

    CHobbit: How long are you going for? Enjoy the sunshine and warm weather.

    I’m watching something on Lincoln and Gettysburg but I’m going to turn it off. I need comedy.

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:35 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Sadie!…Sadie! Boarded Lady!…sniff!…Oh no. Bring her here and we will take care of ole Sadie…snort!

  84. c.hobbit
    9:41 pm on November 19th, 2013

    O’Howlers: I am a big believer in busy people having help with cleaning More people ought to squeeze it into their budgets if possible.

    Dawson: I will be gone 1.5 weeks. It is a good place–expensive–but not the kind where dogs are just in kennel runs. I fear they will be over-crowded at 45 dogs for the Thanksgiving holiday and Sadie will feel lost and abandoned. For some reason she still doesn’t drink water when she is there half days 2x a week and drinks her big water bowl dry when I take her back home. The owner says that it is like some people not wanting to go to the bathroom at other people’s houses. Poor Sadie

  85. Barb & Maggie
    9:45 pm on November 19th, 2013

    We are heading to bed too. Making it to 9:00 tonight, just like the grownups.

    C Hobbit, have a great trip, even though it will be an emotional one.

    Barb only puts flea and tick stuff on me in the summer months. She has never found a flea on me, and my yard doesn’t have the kind of trees that ticks like.

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:50 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Kenneled!…I have never been in a strange kennel place my whole life…sniff!…But then my friend never goes anywhere either…heh!heh!…Good for me…yippee!…I have a feeling Beau has been in those kennel places before, but I will never know for sure…grunt!

  87. Kat
    9:54 pm on November 19th, 2013

    One more thing before I go to bed. Check out Phillip and the Snowhook dogs!

    http://youtu.be/En6lkBfoyOw

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Handler!…So is Phillip the Snowhook Handler?…sniff!…I think I’ve missed something along the way…grunt!

  89. T.C.
    10:11 pm on November 19th, 2013
  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:22 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Facebookie!….shhhhh! I’ve been out on facebookie catching up on Snowhook photos…sniff!…I wish they would post more of them here…dammit!…SiberH and I are missing out on a whole lotta stuff going on..grump!

  91. dawson
    10:30 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Yeah…I just went there too. Looks like Philip ma ybe running the Iditarod this year.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:40 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Dawson!…I did not glean that information, but I do see he is very involved in training the Snowhook teams…snort!snort!…Is Philip the guy who ran one of the races last year with the Snowhook dawgs?…grunt!

  93. dawson
    10:48 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Rio: Yes. The facebook page I saw was titled Running Toward the Iditarod so I thought he may be trying to get enough qualifying races to run but he could just be running the Snowhook dogs who we know are running to get picked for the big race.

  94. Tupper's Mama
    10:51 pm on November 19th, 2013

    I know this is off subject, but just had a weird bit of serendipity:
    I took a book out to read; a second hand one I had picked up at a booksale. A letter fell out. The envelope was old and yellowed, and was sent to someone I had never heard of in our town but the return address was from Anchorage. I thought that was kind of cool, and then I looked at the name of the letter writer.
    It was sent by my mother’s cousin.

    No date on the letter and the post mark is very faded, but he was working in Alaska and was telling his friend that the money was incredible. He was paid $4.00 an hour and soon would be getting a raise to….wait for it….$5.00 an hour! Woo hooo.

    Wonder if the cousin ever left Alaska. Project for tomorrow.

  95. Tupper and Gilly
    10:54 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Wah… Mama lost my avatar.

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Cousins!….Wow! Remarkable that the letter was sent to someone else by a relative and the book landed in Golinka’s paws. She might have cousins living in Alaska…snort!…Now wouldn’t that be sumthing?…heh!

  97. dawson
    11:00 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Wow!
    T&G: That is cool. I hope you can read the post mark date on the letter.

    Time for me to head into the bedroom. Good night all ‘cept our friend in Oz.

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Dawson!…Philip in the Iditarod? Come on now…snort!

  99. dawson
    11:07 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Rio: Why not Philip? He’s good with the dogs and he’s been running them for at least a few years.

  100. dawson
    11:08 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Maybe Philip will run Snowhook’s B team.

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:10 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Philip!…If I remember right, and I usually do, Philip likes to take a lot of breaks…grunt!…Someone tell me I am wrong and thinking of someone else…sniff!

    Netflicks!…Hey, guess which movie showed up in the mail today?…heh!…”Lincoln”. What great timing. But we do not have time tonight to pop it in an watch it – soon it will be bedtime…grunt!

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:13 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Hockey!…Well the Avalanche have a 5 to Nuthin’ lead against Chicago, so it is a pretty safe bet they will winnit again…snort!

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:20 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Blackhawks!…heh!heh!…The Chicago Blackhawks are losing against the Avalanche…snort!…OoooooOOOOooDawson, is your man watching this game tonight?…burp!

  104. dawson
    11:28 pm on November 19th, 2013

    He said earlier he can’t get this game on tv. I’m not telling him the score. The Blackhawks are still ahead of the Aves in the standings so he’s happy.

    Good night for reals.

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:31 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Aves!…They broke their 3 game losing streak against Chicago tonight…snort!…I was so hoping The Man was watching …grunt!…I’m sure these two teams will meet again before the season is over…chuffle!

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:42 pm on November 19th, 2013

    Goodnight!…What a great day! Nana is safe and sound and getting stronger every day…wheeze!…Our Snowhook Team(s) are training hard and looking strong. Melanie has a crack team of doctors and their cookbook on her side. I got an extra treat for walking in the dark…snort!…All in all it was a very good day…chuffle!

  107. Staff
    12:21 am on November 20th, 2013

    Whew. Tuckered out here. Tomorrow is a travel day. See you all in the a.m. before we head out. Stay safe. Nana it is lovely to have you back at the blog. goodnight goodnight.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wfYIMyS_dI

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