One Week From Today!

“Start of the Iditarod’s one week away,” Spence says. “It’s seventeen degrees in Anchorage at the moment.”

“And sixty-six here in the offfice,” says Admin. “Where you always keep it on the chilly side.”

“Got to stay alert. Anyway, for those who don’t know, this blog and a group of its readers called the Plunderers are big fans and supporters of Snowhook Kennel – our team in the race. Here’s a link to Snowhook, and also to the race itself.”

“Go Snowhook!”

http://snowhookkennel.blogspot.com/

http://iditarod.com/

Welcome Balloo from up in Maine; Molly.

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113 Responses to “One Week From Today!”

  1. Barb & Maggie
    8:46 am on February 23rd, 2013

    Good morning Chet, Spence and Admin. We keep our heat at about 68.

    Still have to order a new patch. Do I send a check to Rebecca? And is it $10?

  2. B. Stover
    9:47 am on February 23rd, 2013

    Yes and I’m getting excited. I renewed my subscription to the Iditarod News. (And 66 is a bit chilly. Like Barb, I keep the house at 68 in winter.)

    Barb: The patch is $15. You order it via email from Rebecca and send her a check.

    Good morning all.

  3. B. Stover
    10:01 am on February 23rd, 2013

    I don’t believe it. I have sixteen robins in my garden. It’s only February 23 and it’s 32 degrees here. What do they eat besides worms? I need to get something form them.

  4. Sharon's Herd of Hounds
    10:03 am on February 23rd, 2013

    Herd votes for 68, too. The peck of parrots would like it warmer, but we told ’em to grow more feathers (feathers are fun, but tickle).

  5. Sharon's Herd of Hounds
    10:06 am on February 23rd, 2013

    Robins stick w/ what is in the ground (i.e. worms). If you have a low tray, you might try meal worms…yetch1

  6. Barb & Maggie
    10:06 am on February 23rd, 2013

    Bee, They eat insects, worms, berries and fruits. No seeds that I know of.

    I will email Rebecca. Thanks for the info.

  7. Barb & Maggie
    10:09 am on February 23rd, 2013

    Bee, In the late fall we had a flock of robins that would hang out on the flowering crab trees in the back yard. They love the little crab apples.

  8. Jasper the Poodle
    10:37 am on February 23rd, 2013

    Happy Saturday dear plunderers from the middle of the snowy mitten. We are snug and at 69 degrees here in our little apartment. All is well in Jasper world. No robins, just snow.

    Go Snowhook!

  9. B. Stover
    10:43 am on February 23rd, 2013

    Thanks Barb and Sharon. I looked it up online and robins do like berries. We have fruit trees around here so that must be what has attracted them. I’m accustomed to seeings two or three robins in summer during breeding season when they are very territorial. It was amazing to see so many together.

    Jasper: It’s nice and sunny here in the lower mitten.

  10. BearSpiritDog
    11:02 am on February 23rd, 2013

    Someone here is enjoying a second cup o’cawfee and perusing the list of Plunderer Supporters via the Snowhook link Chet has provided.
    The Thermostat is kept at 65 Here…much Too Chilly for most of youse.
    We have been waking up to Happy Avian Voices of late…a nice start to the day.

  11. Tupper and Gilly
    11:09 am on February 23rd, 2013

    Good day everyone. Thanks for the links Spence. We went to the BlogSpot, and the clicked on Melanie’s film link. No matter how many times we see it, it still makes our eyes blurry.
    sniff

    We are supposed to get the remnants of the big snowstorm today through tomorrow.

    We could live without it.

  12. Masquers
    11:31 am on February 23rd, 2013

    Gah. My flight home in the wee hours of the morning was a tad chilly. Thank Kat it was not in “real” time.
    Unlike Spence, Mom keeps the office temperature a comfortable 70 degrees. Since this is the room she spends the most time in she feels comfort is of the essence.
    T&G: We quite agree…the video Melanie made is nothing short of spectacular…Academy Award material in our opinion.

  13. Princess Sam
    11:45 am on February 23rd, 2013

    Dr. Ken McLeod at Binghampton University found that too cool office temperatures caused the body to add a layer of fat!

  14. BearSpiritDog
    11:50 am on February 23rd, 2013

    Heh. My Fascination with Bing is ongoing.
    Today’s quote: “They say these Arctic Giants are so quiet you don’t know one is near until you hear it breathe.
    I didn’t hear anything. Did you?”
    http://www.bing.com

  15. BearSpiritDog
    11:57 am on February 23rd, 2013
  16. Siber-H
    12:03 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    I am ready for the Iditarod to begin!!!

    We have robins all year around here.
    The daffodils are comming up in our yard.

    I am really, really, ready for the Iditarod to begin!

  17. Siber-H
    12:04 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Don’t run away from a bear either.

  18. Rose
    12:07 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    SIber-H: I am at the office today working. Just wanted you to know your picture is printed, and will be accompanying Rio’s in my carry-on bag on Tuesday. I’m very excited!!!!

  19. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:07 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Seventy-Six!….snort!…Her mother keeps the house at a very warm 76 degrees year round…sniff!…Someone else is always hot and stays in the basement as much as she can….wheeze!

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:08 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Jasper!…Did yer maw get the birthday card Beau and I sent her?…grunt!

  21. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:08 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Company!..Yeeep!Yeeep!Yeeep!…Gotta zoom upstairs!…Yeeeeppp!

  22. Tupper and Gilly
    12:14 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Mama says she is gonna blame her shape on the cold temperature from now on.
    tee hee

  23. Siber-H
    12:16 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Wose, Thank you! I am excited for you!

    Want to be forced to keep the heat down in your home or car….adopt a Husky.

  24. Barb & Maggie
    12:27 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    76 degrees! That is like a sauna! Tell Mama to layer up instead.

  25. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:28 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    7 days and counting! Yippee!

  26. BearSpiritDog
    1:04 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Wose! We Are so Excited for you! Only 2 more Days. Right?

  27. Macy the min-pin
    1:39 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Mom here. We made an unexpected trip to the ER at 3 this morning. Dad is in pain, in the chest area, but we don’t know anything yet. I have my iPaw and drawing pad, so I will be doing the same things here that I would be doing at home. More later.

  28. BearSpiritDog
    1:54 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy: Positive Thoughts and Prayers going out for your Dad.

  29. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    1:56 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy, this is terrible. Please keep us posted!

  30. Rose
    1:56 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy’s Mom: Strong positive thoughts and healing prayers go out to Dad from Westchester.

  31. Rose
    1:58 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Bear, departure date is Tuesday, February 26th at 7:30AM.

  32. SnowBella
    2:05 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Imagine my surprise when Rio joined me at the top of the world last night to make sure I would be able to get home.

  33. SnowBella
    2:06 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Yeep! I just saw the news about Macy’s dad. Please keep us posted. Until then, prayers, prayers and more prayers.

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:09 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Three!…Is a crowd…grump!…We had company and her brother dropped off another lil’ guy to stay with us temporarily…snort!…Beau is here temporarily and look how that turned out…grump!

  35. BearSpiritDog
    2:10 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Thanks, Wose, I’ll pass this info on to M (who is taking a nap). Please send flight number to him via SDD as soon as you have a minute.
    SnowBella: Good to know You Are Home!

  36. Tupper and Gilly
    2:23 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy’s Mom – we are here for you. Please let us know anything whenever you can. Prayers are officially starting right now.

    Rio – what kind if new little guy got dropped off?

  37. Siber-H
    2:30 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy, We are keeping your dad in our thoughts and prayers.

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:38 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Tupper!…Old. He is really Old….grunt!…He came with all kinds of pills and special grub. Her mother is afraid she will kill him. My friend is afraid her mother will kill him too….snort!….Me and Beau just want to sniff his little butt, but he is having none of that…heh!…Feisty old fellar.

  39. Staff
    2:49 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy MP, Prayers coming your way from Minnesnowta. Try to stay calm. Hahahahahaha. Oh well you know what I mean. Hugs to your Mom and Dad.

  40. Staff
    2:49 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Rio, Is he a Pug too?

  41. Staff
    2:50 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    And how did your friends brother get him?

  42. dawson
    2:50 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Yikes!
    MacyMinPin: Not how you want to spend a Saturday. Prayers being sent from the North.

    Only one week to go? Best catch up on some extra sleep before the race starts.

    Hope Melanie and Zoe are getting some extra rest and thinking some happy thoughts.

    SnowhookBella: When or if you get a minute…I noticed on your blog that the checkpoints Yentna and Skwentna still have the temporary names that were changed to Family & Friends for the two-legged and Mollypop & Friends for the four legged. Wonder if you can change the names on those checkpoints?

  43. O'Howlers
    2:50 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Hey, Just checking in before we go do our barn chores. Macy, we are sending good thoughts your way.

  44. B. Stover
    3:11 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy: I’m sorry to hear about your dad. Please let us know results when you can.

  45. Sharon's Herd of Hounds
    3:12 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy: the Herd of Hounds is keeping you in its thoughts too.

  46. Rose
    3:24 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Bear, will post details to you and Masquers when I get home.

  47. SnowBella
    3:24 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Here is a photo of Rio’s reaction last night when we were waiting to board the plane at the top of the world. He said he wanted to go, “Out, out, out!” I told him about the polar bear patrol, his eyes got big and he said he would, “Hold, hold, hold it!”

  48. Rose
    3:25 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Rio! Three pugitos at your house?!?

  49. Rose
    3:26 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Rebecca: Rio is so devoted to you!

  50. SnowBella
    3:34 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Wose: He is my pug brother.

  51. O'Howlers
    3:40 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Mom now has the furever patch on 2 of her coats. Pop is getting one on his as we speak. Woo Hoo!!! Go Snowhook! ONE MORE WEEK!

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:47 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Rebecca!…I parachuted safely into my back yard last night – no one here is the wiser…wheeze!…I hope you arrived home safely as well…grunt!

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:48 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Rebecca!…Have you have chance to puruse that super-secret document I sent you?….hmmmmmm?

  54. Princess Sam
    4:13 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Rio, how long will this dog be temporarily with yo?

  55. BearSpiritDog
    4:19 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Polar Bears are BIG!

  56. Barb & Maggie
    4:19 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Rio, what is the ole guy’s name and is he indeed a Pug?

    Waiting for news from Macy. Prayers going out from northern Illinois.

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:39 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Information!….The ole guy won’t let me sniff his butt long enough to find out any information about him….grunt!…He keeps wandering around looking for his friends – the ones who left him here temporarily…grumble!

  58. Sharon's Herd of Hounds
    4:49 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    OH: you are the greatest!
    Rio: glad you’re home safely without pink suit. Boy, your pack is expanding.

  59. Princess Sam
    4:50 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Rio, your friend has a very big heart!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:56 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Sammie!….I don’t know what you mean…sniff!…This old fart is only here temporarily….grunt!

  61. Tupper and Gilly
    4:56 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    SHARON! We see you!

  62. O'Howlers
    5:03 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Everybody, check your SDDs

  63. B. Stover
    5:27 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Those are great Howlers. Does anyone know what breed the third dog is…the one who ate cat litter?

  64. O'Howlers
    5:29 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Bee, we think he is a Lab.

  65. B. Stover
    5:48 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Thanks Howlers.

  66. Tupper and Gilly
    5:55 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Howlers – very funny pics. By the way, have you heard about the new designer dog? They crossed a Collie and a Lhasa Apso – they got a Collapso – a dog that is easily folded up for travel.
    tee hee

  67. O'Howlers
    6:05 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    A Collapso! heh heh heh

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:05 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Vegetables!…MY friend was upstairs making some pasta salad and all three of us were sitting there begging for chopped vegetables….grump!…No one likes vegetables, but none of us wanted the other guys to get something that we might not….wheeze!…Beau ate carrots…gag!

  69. Siber-H
    6:10 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Sharon got her Avatar!

    (whispering) Rio, Beau was only visiting when he first came to your house.

    Thanks for the SDD Howlers….very cute.

  70. Barb & Maggie
    6:22 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Enjoyed the SDD. Some cute and funny ones there. We agree that the kitty litter eating dog is a Chocolate Lab.

  71. Masquers
    6:22 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Howlers: You really are the best.
    Thanks for the great SDD and helping with Sharon’s avatar.

    Oh oh, Riö, are they right? Youse are now the 3 pugitos?

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:33 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Pugitos!…I’ve never met those Pugitos. They look like a great bunch of guys to pal around with though…snort!

  73. Sharon's Herd of Hounds
    6:55 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Rio: Be glad they weren’t doing rice cakes! Sharon tried that with us once :( Again, there are no good white dog treats. Maybe ir the Pugitos smile enough, someone will make a movie of ya’ll.

  74. Sharon's Herd of Hounds
    6:58 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    oops…”maybe IF”

  75. O'Howlers
    7:05 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Not true! Frosty Paws are white! So is ICE CREAM !!!!! Yummmmm

  76. Wose
    7:25 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Masquers and Rio: Please chek your SDD when able.

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:32 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Rose!…Got it!…snorkel!…It’s all in Masker’s paws now…heh!heh!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:46 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Resistance!…Is Futile!…snort!snort!…We are watching the episode of Star Trek where the Borg kidnap The Captain…sniff!…This is an episode we’ve never seen before…woooo!…Somehow we managed to miss all the Borg episodes way back when….grunt!

  79. Macy the min-pin
    7:49 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    1 CT, 2 ultrasounds, a stress test, 4 sets of blood work, 2 EKGs, and a whole bunch of morphine and we don’t know any more than we did when we got here. At least HE gets good drugs to get through the day! He sends his thanks for all the good wishes. Me too. ML

  80. c.hobbit
    7:54 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy: sounds like a long day for you. Hang in there.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:59 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy!…Hang in there…sniff!…He will be home soon, if they leave any blood in him that is…wuffle!

  82. Princess Sam
    8:11 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy, what will they do next?

  83. Tenzing
    8:21 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy: You say your pop is in feeling-good-in-no-time pills. Would you ask him to ask the giraffe if he took dancing lessons or if it is dog given talent? I’ve never got an answer to that question and I’ve wondered for quite sometime. Head bumps, T.

  84. Masquers
    8:27 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Rose: Got it!

    Macy: Prayers your dad will be home soon. Could it have been a panic attack? We understand this shows similar symptoms.

  85. Wookie's Dad
    8:33 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy and family. Just saw the news because we were on the road all day on our way to meet some friends in Charleston, SC ( we are currently holed up in Florence, SC). Thoughts and prayers are with you all and please do keep us informed.

  86. Barb & Maggie
    8:40 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Thanks for the update Macy. Hang in there. Positive thoughts with you. Maggie out.

  87. Siber-H
    8:48 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy, We are all with you…prayers that it turns out to be nothing serious and that they get it figured out quick and your folks get to go home soon.

  88. Gus & BooBear
    9:16 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Purrs and prayers coming your way, Macy and family. Hope Dad is feeling tip-top soon.

    G&BB

  89. O'Howlers
    9:19 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy, Your poor mom must have chewed her nails off by now. Kiss her for us. Love you.

  90. Wose
    9:34 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy: Strong prayers, and healing thoughts coming at your dad from Westchester. Love and hugs to youse guys.

  91. O'Howlers
    9:55 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Siber, We think we picked up a dog of a different breed last year! What do you suppose she is?

  92. Gus & BooBear
    9:56 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Guys, Mom just renewed out Ultimate Insider for the race, but she couldn’t find where to order the race guide. Where did you see it? Mom really wants to order it, even if it doesn’t make it here before the race.

  93. O'Howlers
    9:59 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    We just got ours today. You have to click on the “store” tab to look for it.

  94. O'Howlers
    10:04 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    G&BB, try this link
    http://www.iditarodstore.com/browse.cfm/4,4148.html

    Or you can search on program.

  95. Staff
    10:05 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Dear Macy,
    When I was in with my kidney troubles I always thought that the one who was not ill had the worst of it. Hang in there buddy.

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Guide!….So what kind of information is in the Race Guide that is not on the Insiders pages?…sniff!…Why would I want to buy it extra-like?….grunt!

  97. BearSpiritDog
    10:08 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    The Iditarod Race Guide! Ours came in the mail today too.
    Now we’re ready for the race to begin. WoooHooo!!!

    O’Howlers: Well…her name is Kat.

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:08 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Fire!…Is that a Husky in front of the fireplace?…wheeze!…I bet you wouldn’t catch SiberH 20 feet near that hot ole thing…heh!heh!

  99. Tupper and Gilly
    10:25 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Macy – prayers were sent that the doctors can figure this out and fix it pronto.

    Rio – you are a big tease! Who is the new guy? Does he have a name?

    Another new designer dog breed – they crossed a Pekenese with a Lhaso Apso.
    They got a Peekasso – an abstract sort of dog

  100. Siber-H
    10:34 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Kat, I worry about her.
    You wouldn’t catch me 40 feet in front of that fire.

    Rio, I have never bought a Race Guide if that helps you in your decision to buy or not buy one.

    night all

    Macy…Hugs

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:36 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Tupper!…What new guy?…sniff!…We got an old guy, but there is no new guy in sight or smell…grunt!

  102. Tupper and Gilly
    10:47 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    So, does the old guy have a name?

  103. Gus & BooBear
    11:05 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Whoa! When we did a search for race guide, it pulled up the armchair musher package for $150.00. If we had an extra $150, it would go to Snowhook! Under books, there is a 2013 Race Program for $9.95. Is this what had all the Plunderers listed as Snowhood Sponsors?

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:13 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Puss N’ Boots!…Save 10 bucks and go to the Iditarod website, click on Race 2013 and find the Mushers…sniff!…Click on AJ’s link and you will see the list of supporters which includes the Plunderers…heh!

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:14 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Tupper!…Yes, he does have a name….snort!

  106. Tenzing
    11:32 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    G&BB: Rio speaks the truth. The same information is found online. In fact, the online bio is his official bio. Someone changed what we submitted for the race guide. Grump.

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:42 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Tenzing!…I always speak the truth…sniff!…sometimes.

  108. Tenzing
    11:44 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Rio: What’s the skinny on the visitor?

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:47 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Mr.T!…The old guy is on a week long furlough…grunt!…He will be shipping out in a week or so…snort!…His name is ridiculous, so I can’t even bring myself to type it…heh!heh!…He will remain ‘old guy’ for now…sniff!

  110. Tenzing
    11:54 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    I hope Old Guy doesn’t equal a name like Mr. Fluffykins.

  111. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:54 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Foto-id!…Tomorrow someone says she will get a foto of the old guy and maybe I can steal it and post it…huh!…She wants one of all of us…snort!…Thats not gonna happen.

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:56 pm on February 23rd, 2013

    Name!…Fluffykins…heh!snort!heh!…His name is almost as bad as that…grunt!

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