Our Very First Post (From Jan. 20, 2009), 4 Years (Plus 2 Days) Ago

Inauguration Day. Don’t know what that means, exactly, but Bernie’s been glued to the TV all day. Bernie and I run the Little Detective Agency. I’ll get into that some other time. The only interesting thing I picked up from the TV is that those two little girls want one of my guys to join their family, my guys meaning a member of what Bernie calls the nation within the nation, namely dogs. Anyway, a great idea! I can’t join their family myself, of course – much too busy and besides, we’re a team, me and Bernie – but I’ve spent some time in the pound and know there are plenty of good candidates there. By the way, just in case you got the idea I can talk, I can’t (and wouldn’t even want to). But I can think, better believe it!

Welcome Scout, from Missoula MT:



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138 Responses to “Our Very First Post (From Jan. 20, 2009), 4 Years (Plus 2 Days) Ago”

  1. B. Stover
    8:53 am on January 22nd, 2013

    I love the way you think Chet. Scout is having fun in the snow. (The wind chill here is minus sixteen.)

    Good morning all.

  2. B. Stover
    9:04 am on January 22nd, 2013

    How about an e-story about Astrid?

  3. Rose
    9:20 am on January 22nd, 2013


    Good morning, B. The wind chill here is -5. BRRRRR. The Prof and I are giving our Alaska jackets a trial run today.

    I wish Chet would write more on the blog. He is a great mind!

    EVeryone have a good day, and stay warm…..

  4. OleyHowlers
    9:28 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Great first post! We don.’t remember when we started reading, nor when we started posting, but we do remember it was a sputtering start. All of the posters seemed to know each other and live near each other. It was so confusing. Then Bee put together that list of Plunderers for us. That helped a lot.

  5. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:49 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Chet!…He used to write on his blog…heh!

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:56 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Good morning all. Bone chilling here too. Barb left me alone last night and I just looked at her like she was crazy when she put on her coat and left. That is NOT our routine, and I insist on routine. She came back this morning after feeding, dressing and then taking the wee ones to school. She said she is exhausted already. How did she ever do it years ago? Now she picks up Jack at 11:00 then Lyla at 3:00, then is done at 4:00. She will need a cocktail!

    It was fun reading that first post. Hard to believe 4 years has gone by. Who were the original posters? Was Rio one of them?

  7. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:00 am on January 22nd, 2013


  8. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:03 am on January 22nd, 2013

    We started posting nearly three years ago, after lurking for quite awhile. It was scary!

  9. Barb & Maggie
    10:08 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Wolfie, we started about 3 years ago too. You are right, it was sort of scary. Cosmo was here then. Anyone remember Cosmo?

  10. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:14 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Cosmo!…He is on the Quilt!…snort!…I do remember him.

  11. Wookie;s dad
    10:20 am on January 22nd, 2013

    I think Cosmo may be an occasional lurker now, not sure. I had maintained SDD contact with Cosmo’s mom for a while after the posting stopped; I think there was a lot going on in her personal life that required a lot of attention. But as you may recall, Cosmo did make it into the quilt.

  12. B. Stover
    10:24 am on January 22nd, 2013

    ATTENTION PLEASE: We are very, very close to having a first prize winner. I had fun writing the four poems. (They are from a series called “Winter Scenes” and I was describing some photos I had taken one very cold winter day…something like today except there was more snow on the ground then.) Rio’s friend printed out each poem in beautiful calligraphy and matted each. She has created an exquisite quilling piece for each poem. I’d love it if some Plunderers owned these pieces. And, it’s for Snowhook!

    Please submit bids to Rio. Then we can have as much fun as we did last year watching AJ and the team running in the Iditarod.

  13. Melanie
    10:36 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Good Brrroning! It’s gotten warmer here. We’re up to a 14 degrees with a wind chill factor of 2. Hmm, the stockade has not been cleaned yet for some reason.

    Zoë’s care meeting went. Hmmm. It went. They certainly know that we are not pleased. That’s the best that can be said of it.

    (whispering) Now about the Raven’s tree. Zoë asked me to keep it alive. It’s still alive. It’s been over a month now and it’s growing buds at the end of the top branches.

  14. Melanie
    10:42 am on January 22nd, 2013

    The sixth grade at my sister’s school will be using AJ and OFT and The Iditarod for math activities!

    Go Snowhook!

  15. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:52 am on January 22nd, 2013

    OFT?…Who is that?…snort!…Damned acronyms.

  16. Alice M. Johnson
    10:56 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Hi today 1. Low tonight -1. We will be getting warmer! (Wind Chill in the -15 to -20 range.

    The prizes will not get mailed today. heh.

    I am a wimp.

    I tried to light the luminaries that I have in the front of the house last night and gave up. It was too cold to have the gloves off and the matches just wouldn’t spark in time. sniff

  17. Alice M. Johnson
    10:57 am on January 22nd, 2013

    I don’t know what OFT is either.

  18. Princess Sam
    11:08 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Staff, the Buffalo Sibers beat the Maple Leafs!

  19. B. Stover
    11:11 am on January 22nd, 2013

    At a guess I’d say OFT means “Our Favorite Team.”

  20. B. Stover
    11:13 am on January 22nd, 2013

    And no pie for Melanie for twenty-four hours.

  21. Alice M. Johnson
    11:17 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Go Sibers. Unless they play the Wild. sniff

  22. Siber-H
    11:18 am on January 22nd, 2013

    GO SIBERS!!!
    Gah, There are no hockey games on my tv yet.

    Staff? You have luminaries in your front yard? Here, they put them out at Christmas time.

    High here today in the mid fifties. The weather seems to be returning to what is normal this time of year for the country.

  23. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:34 am on January 22nd, 2013

    *************ANNOUNCEMENT!!! *****************

    Winner!…We have a winner!!…snort!snort!….First Prize Winner is SiberH!….WoooOOOOOOooooOOOO!…His donation beat the first Magic Number by 3.99…heh!heh!…Our donations now total $258.99!!…wheeze!….Let’s give SiberH a big YIP! YIP! HURRAW!…snorkel!

  24. Staff
    11:35 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Dawson and I took a ‘class’ in luminaries at the Linden Hills Co-op in 2011. Then that winter, last year, was so warm that we only made one in the freezer where it stayed for the longest time. I finally put it out and lit it in March. I loved it.

    So this year we have had lots of lovely cold and I have two in the front and 4 in the back, outside the kitchen window, and light them most every night.

    I am going through votive sized candles like a dog through slim jims.

    They are my silent memorial to Maggie. Except last night when I about froze my fingers off trying to get the candles lit. Do you know if it is harder to get matches to light when it is really cold?

  25. Staff
    11:37 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Mr.Husky Won!!!

    Yip yip Yipeeeeee

    Heh, Now Rio has to have his friend pack pack pack and go to the post office and everything.

  26. Tupper and Gilly
    11:42 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Cold here too, plus snow on the ground. Ugg. But, at least it is only a shallow snow, which isn’t as bad for those of us ladies with short legs.

    We used to hear all about the blog from Melanie and the Pack. Back in those days, we had an ancient, wheezing computer that took forever to boot up. So, we didn’t spend a lot of time on it for any reason that wasn’t mandatory. Then we got a newer computer, and decided to start seeing what it was that made Melanie laugh so much. We lurked for quite a while trying to figure out who was what and where and why.

    Our first post mentioned we were Corgis, and Macy teased us about our short legs. But we explained why Corgis had been created so perfectly, and there we were – off and running.

    Its been interesting………….

  27. Siber-H
    11:46 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Staff, A memorial to Maggie. That is a wonderful thought.

    WOW! I won! Mom had to pick me up off the floor. Thank you Stover and Rio. I knew a Siber should win one of those winter scenes.

  28. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:48 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Corgies!…You guys posted the day there were Corgies mentioned in Chet’s post…sniff!…Or there were photos of Corgies. I remember that much. Maybe it was a post about the movie, “The Kings Speech”…heh!

  29. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:55 am on January 22nd, 2013

    PRIZE!…Now there is a new Magic Number and the Second Prize is up for grabs!…snort!snort!…So do NOT forget to FEED THE GIANT…..woooo!

    SiberH!…You can come here and pick up your prize anytime you like…snort!

  30. Barb & Maggie
    12:02 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Barb mailed a check off to Rebecca this morning. Now off to pick up Jack from preschool, then back here for lunch and a quick nap. Damn, this parenting stuff is hard on old ladies!

  31. B. Stover
    12:09 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Siber-H: Thank you. I’m going to send you a card that has a picture of the “Winter Scene” that I was describing in that poem.

  32. Siber-H
    12:15 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    hmm, Rio, I could wait until the baseball season starts to pick it up. We could go to a Rockies game.

  33. Siber-H
    12:16 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Thank you, Stover. Woo Woo

  34. Tupper and Gilly
    12:18 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Siber – Congratulations!!!

    Rio – thanks for that reminder. We went back and found the first night we posted. It was January 6th, 2011, and it was indeed about The King’s Speech, the movie all about Corgis. What a memory!

  35. Melanie
    12:48 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    To B. Stover . . (snicker)


  36. Masquers
    12:49 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    The new FOC looks strangely familiar…an extended member of our online literary group we think.
    B&M: Someone here forgot yesterday was a postal holiday, so our check will go out to Snowhook today also.
    My appearance on the blog was the summer of 2011…right around the time of the Chet patch orders…I was keeping a list.
    Congratulations Siber!!! You are a lucky dog.

  37. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:49 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Corgies!…I remember the first thing I said to you on the blog…snort!…”Why are there Corgies on this here blog?”…chorkel! (jk)

  38. Melanie
    12:53 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    I did Poop Patrol! Wicked cold (as they say in MA). Of course, I saw some icicles that were amazing. I tucked the camera in my coat (save the battery) went outside and took my gloves off.

    MY FINGERS STILL AREN”T WARM! Shivering. Dog, I’d love a piece of Pecan Pie . . .

    Anywoof, Congrats to Siber-H! And to B.Stover and Riö’s friend! Wonderful work.

    Oh, there be aliens in the stockade.

  39. BearSpiritDog
    1:01 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    B: Please reconsider. Pecan Pie. Yum!

    Melanie: Heh. Alien ice sickles!

    Staff: Lighting the Luminaries is a very nice Tribute to Maggie.

    Now going Back in Time to that Monumental First Day.

  40. Siber-H
    1:10 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Melanie, How often do you have to haul the poop off to the dump?
    Mom says that just one dog’s week’s worth of dog poop is quite a bit. The trash guys haul it off once a week. Mom always puts it on top of all the trash in the cart to discourage would be identify thieves from going through the trash.

  41. Melanie
    1:19 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    We have a system that uses lime during the two weeks and that keeps things from smelling and lessens the amount that needs to go in the large green trash container. The large green trash container is HUGE and is put out every other week. The recycling goes the other week.

    I am still trying to catch up on the recycling from a certain holiday. Even though we used reusable bags to wrap . . the boxes things came in was amazing.

    Love the tribute to Maggie.

  42. Masquers
    1:19 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    The birds are singing. It must be a good day. Temps here in the mid thirties…not nearly as cold as some of youse.
    Rose: Are you & the Prof wearing your Stormy Kromers and Mukluks today?
    Herbs: Did you come on the blog the same time as the Royals?
    Rio: What about you & your friend?
    Siber: Clever move by your mom!

  43. OleyHowlers
    1:26 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    We found a post by us on March 26, 2011. We don’t think it was our first, but we were asking about Snowhook. We were discussing Susan Butcher with Siber. So our guess is that we started sometime earlier that month, though we weren’t consistent in the beginning because like we said, youse guys intimidated us!

  44. Rose
    1:28 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Whooooohoooooo, SIber-H!!!!

  45. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:34 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Maskers! … My friend actually posted on the blog before I did…sniff!…I think she used her first name, whatever that is, but no one responded to her post, so she gave up…heh!….But she did leave the screen up and I decided to give it a whirl….wheeze!…No one seemed to care much until I posted my photo one day….snort!….Then even Chet commented. He said I looked like an old timey movie star, or gangster, I can’t quite remember which.…grunt!….Melanie said the Newfs thought I looked like Jack Nicholson….heh!heh!

  46. c.hobbit
    1:36 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Someone last year did research and determined that I was the first Plunderer to post on the Chet blog.
    –Plunderer Numero Uno 🙂

  47. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:39 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    CHobbit!…You should get a prize!…Woooooo!

  48. Masquers
    1:50 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Howlers: We remember first seeing all your photos on FOC and saying, We love the Oley Howlers! Then Bear became FOTM in July and Buddy was a winner on facebookie.
    Melanie: Our trash pickup is weekly and the recyclables and yard waste fall on alternate weeks like yours. Waste Management must have to send out an additional truck for the River Bears!
    Riö: Jack Nickelson….Here’s Riö!…Heh.
    CHobbit: Yes, you certainly deserve some kind of honorable mention from Chet.

  49. Siber-H
    2:04 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Masquers, This is interesting because Waste Management here picks up the trash and recyclables once a week on the same day. Yard waste is only picked up a couple of times a year.
    Dad calls them Wasted Management.

  50. Melanie
    2:25 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Sitting here freezing. Wish I had a fireplace! The wind is getting stronger and the temperature is going down.

    I think you were grinning, Riö, and that put me in mind of Jack.

  51. Masquers
    2:31 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Siber: Seattle has a different system which incorporates yard waste with food and any paper with food scraps on it, which we don’t have. Folks here cancel their yard pickup during the winter months & resume again in the spring. A wasted resource if you ask me. Your dad knows what he’s talking about.
    Riö: Now that you mention it Mom did something similar to your friend using her name. Likewise she didn’t get a response and stopped posting. It was intimidating because everyone on the blog knew one another and had a language all their own. This took some getting used to.
    Of course Dog On It, the very first Chet & Bernie Mystery, was the start of it all.

  52. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:31 pm on January 22nd, 2013
  53. Masquers
    2:37 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Riö’s first FOC photo!

    Melanie: Everyone should have a fireplace.

  54. B. Stover
    2:42 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Melanie: I love the way that singer on You-Tube pronounces “pecan.” He puts the emphasis on the “pe” with a long “e” sound. I always put the emphasis on the “can” with a short “a” and a short “e” so it’s “pacaaaan.”

  55. Rose
    2:44 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Whooohoooo, C.Hobbit, Plunderer numero uno!!! Yes, indeed there should be a prize for you.

    Masquers, The Prof and I wore our Alaska jackets today. Prof was styling his new boots. SKs….not yet.

  56. Rose
    2:46 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Rio! You handsome devil, you!

    I wish I could remember when I found youse guys….

  57. OleyHowlers
    2:53 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    You can go to thevery last page of FOC easily. That is fun to see all you early joiners. By the time we realized Chet had his own webpage, we were 6 pages in (page 47 of 52).
    We remember posting that picture before we ever posted on this blog. Siber welcomed us being more Sibes to add to his numbers.

  58. Barb & Maggie
    3:35 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    I am on the third page from the beginning, on the same page with Alice M. Johnson and Wookie.

  59. Siber-H
    3:49 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Fellow Sibers, The first thing I remember from when you guys first started posting was the avatar of The Hot One.

  60. bluecat
    3:57 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    (whisper) Howlers – I’m still intimidated! Everyone’s so articulate, and funny!!

  61. Siber-H
    4:14 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Rebecca, Before mom caught me and made me send a check instead, I just made an online donation to Snowhoook. It is for three different Snowhook funds I recently donated to.

  62. Melanie
    4:53 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    B. Stover, it is southern pounciation. I very between the two. Now I have to figure out when I put up when of the Pack on FOC.

  63. Melanie
    5:14 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Huh, part of The Pack is on the first or last page, depending on how you think about it.

  64. Melanie
    5:15 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Zoe’s phone has stopped ringing.

  65. dawson
    5:16 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Snowhook Bella: Check your SDD.

  66. Gus and BooBear
    5:17 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    How is it very easy to go to the 1st posting without going through a million pages?

  67. B. Stover
    5:22 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Melanie: My dad was from Georgia (pronounced Jawwwja) so I knew it was a southern accent. Love the way they speak…slowly and similar to the way they move.

    It is so cold that I have decided to warm up with a lovely glass of Pont Du Diable Malbec.

  68. Tupper and Gilly
    5:26 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    BlueCat – you had one of the funniest lines we ever remember on this here blog. It was one hot summer day, and you said it was so hot the birds were using potholders to pull the worms out of the ground. That one still makes us laugh.

    Rio – we went back and found our first post – what you actually said was: “Wow!…I didn’t realize how much we needed Royal Corgi’s around this here blob!…gruff!… This is great news!”
    HA! So don’t you give us Royals a hard time. (We also remember being warned about a certain Pug – that he only did it to annoy. tee hee)

  69. c.hobbit
    5:45 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Prize? Did someone say I should get a prize for being Plunderer Numero Ono? I say why not? What is Spence/Admin/Chet offering?

  70. Melanie
    5:54 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Hmmm. I’m trying fake wine to warm me up, bit it doesn’t work as well as the heating pad and blanket.

  71. OleyHowlers
    5:55 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    G&BB, we can’t figure out an easy way to get to early blog posts, but the Friend of Chet photos offer an easy way to select page #, or “last”, which is actually first. Huh?

  72. OleyHowlers
    6:02 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Mom is spitting mad. First off, Pop locked us inside today, as if it is too cold out. Hello? We are Siberian Huskies. So Kat got bored and chewed up the remote control for the RabbitAir. Without the remote, Mom says it won’t work. Sigh.
    Then when she went to feed, it seems the one bin was empty. The unopened bags are kept in an old, non-working chest freezer, because of rodents. Mom can’t lift bags out of there without a lot of time and strain, especially when it is full (it is). Then, the frost-free faucet is frozen, so she has to carry water buckets up to the barn. After all of that, and just before mucking stalls, she has to throw down hay. Pop believes in that old adage ” why do today if you can put it off until Mom is stuck with it”.
    Bluecat, thanks for noticing how articulate we are. We have been learning how to speak articulate Siberian for a long time now.

  73. Siber-H
    6:13 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Fellow Sibers, I had the same problem with my mom when it was so cold here. She didn’t want me to spend too much time outside because it was “too cold.” Oh, frack

  74. B. Stover
    6:45 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Ummmm…I was waiting for someone to comment about my drinking Pont Du Diable (Bridge of the Devil) to get warm. Here’s a link to a picture and the legend according to the wine maker:

    “This devilishly good wine is named after the 14th century Pont Valentré, in the heart of Malbec country, which took so long to build that the master mason made a pact with the Devil to ensure its completion. Five centuries later masons put a sculpture of the Devil in one of its towers, thereby imprisoning him.”


  75. Melanie
    7:03 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    The Raven always did like a great glass of wine. No wonder my fake wine isn’t working.

  76. B. Stover
    7:08 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Melanie: Sorry you can’t have real wine.

  77. Macy the min-pin
    7:10 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    When I search Inauguration Day, it takes me to that post, but the only comments on it are from Rio’s friend. What gives?

  78. B. Stover
    7:11 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    What is a RabbitAir?

  79. Barb & Maggie
    7:18 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Melanie, Why can’t you have real wine?

  80. Barb & Maggie
    7:21 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Hit submit too soon. I know you have had Hep C, but I thought they had decided a little bit of wine was good for you.

  81. Melanie
    7:26 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Alcohol is NOT good for HCV infective livers.

  82. Melanie
    7:29 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Alaska’s weather seems to have moved down here.
    Would you like it back?

  83. Siber-H
    7:31 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Macy, Rio’s friend put her post up there on the Inaguration Day post after quite a bit of time had passed since Jan. 20, 2009.
    That is why none of us saw it.

  84. Masquers
    7:33 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    BSD is still in the archives reading old Chet & Bernie posts. He says it’s like reading a mini book. Eventually he hopes to get to the Astrid case.
    B: Mom says she would enjoy a glass of that wine with the interesting history right now.
    Howlers: I don’t know what a RabbitAir is either. Sounds like your mom is having a bad day.

  85. Redbone Hound
    7:37 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Why Miz Bee – Ah do believe you are sassin us. Must be the Devil made ya do it.
    An by the way, down heah amidst the magnolias, we prefer to say “pec-KAWNS” about them nuts for pies. As mah old Grammy used to say, “PEE-cans is what we keep under the bed for them real cold nights when the outhouse is too far away.”
    Gram was a funny ole girl – didn’t have a whole mess of class, but she was funny.

  86. Macy the min-pin
    7:37 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    We are going back through old posts, and there is one from January 7, 2009, titled “Buy My Book”. We also found a day with no comments, so we commented, from the future, heh-heh.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:42 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Brother!….You do make my curly-tail move…sniff!…You got that mayonaise jar with you?…snort!

  88. Melanie
    7:46 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Macy . . . “Back From The Future”!

    Going to bed. Hoping to keep warm. Though I have to say having 7 Newfs in my bedroom tends to keep the room warm and smelly.


  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:50 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Seven!…I wander where the other Newfs sleep at night…heh!heh!…Melanie, how many Newfs do you have? I forget.

  90. B. Stover
    7:53 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Redbone Hound is making me laugh.

  91. OleyHowlers
    8:08 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Bee, that devil is super scary! But Mom says she would still drink the wine. We all just came back in from the super cold, after doing all those barn chores. Pop is opening up some Chianti so they can warm up before their ravioli dinner.

    A Rabbit Air is an air filtration machine.
    We use it in our bedroom in winter because there are so many of us in that closed up room.

  92. SnowBella
    8:10 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    I’m starting to think Pancho and Lefty have been sampling from B’s wine cellar for ages. The devil made me do it is an excuse heard often, but only believed on occasion.

    I am waiting to board a plane to go to the feels-like-my-second-home village in the north. I get on a small plane tomorrow morning. The Internet isn’t always reliable so don’t worry if you don’t hear from me from tomorrow morning through Thursday night. Wheeze!

    Rio: I have been taking airborn today like a pug downing hot wings and beer. I woke up this morning with a scratchy throat. I can’t get sick this week, no I can not.

    I came to this here blog in March of 2011 at the urging of a certain pug. I remember very vividly telling Coach, the father not the dog, I was going to post a special message to these folks called the Plunderers. I have said many times since, everyone should be so lucky to have a cheering section like we have in the Plunderers.

  93. Princess Sam
    8:11 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Macy, you will really laugh when you get to where Megan is posting for Lexi. We miss Li’l Lexi very much.

  94. OleyHowlers
    8:12 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Thanks for letting us rant for Mom earlier. This winter weather hit so fast, the rents forgot all the precautions they do, like disconnecting the hose in the barn, and blankets under the doors up there to keep the wind out. It got really cold in the barn today, even with the doors closed, and the horses’ water is icy now. But both rents are in better moods and laughing at how ill-prepared they were even though they had seen the forecasts. Ithas been so mild this winter (untilnow) and last winter, they forgot how brutal the cold is.

  95. B. Stover
    8:15 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Masquers: I’m sending you a glass of the Malbec virtually.

  96. Gus and BooBear
    8:18 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    The was a Chet story before the Astrid (gah..hairball) story. About finding old movie cans in a cave, and we think, a skull.

  97. Macy the min-pin
    8:21 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Pah-cahns’ yep, that’s it, and we could really go for some right about now. Our girl Niki brought up a passle at Christmas, but she tried to toast them and burned them instead. Dad does have an apple pie in the oven, though.

    Sammie, who is Megan?

  98. B. Stover
    8:30 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    I’m sending Rebecca a glass of the Malbec virtually also…for the flight.

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:31 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Stover!…Can I have a glass of whisky?…sniff!

  100. B. Stover
    8:32 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Howlers: Thank you for that link.

  101. Masquers
    8:33 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    B: Thank you for the delicious glass of Malbec. It is a purrfect close to the day.
    Macy: Posting from the future…how kool is that!

  102. B. Stover
    8:33 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Rio: You may have a glass of whiskey if you want one. However, wine is much better for you. Shall I send you a glass virtually also?

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:36 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Stover!…No!…I want a real one unless of course Brother Redbond shows up with a mayonaise jar of Shine…sniff!

  104. OleyHowlers
    8:36 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    We just tried to post another link we just found on Facebookie. What can we say? We are lovers, not fighters… This link that Baker sent to siberspace says that the Breeds that scored on the low end (of aggression scale) are Basset Hounds, Golden Retrievers, Labradors, Siberian Huskies and Greyhounds.

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:39 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Aggression!…I can tell you right now that Pugs can be very aggressive…grunt!grump!…Not many know this and are surprised when something happens…heh!

  106. Siber-H
    9:09 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Fellow Sibers, Mom once read this in a book about Sibers. The Native people in Siberia treated their dogs (us) much better than the other peoples of the Arctic North did their dogs because they believed we guarded the gates of heaven.
    Maybe this is why we are lovers and not fighters and maybe this is also why we just don’t give a darn about following orders.

  107. Princess Sam
    9:13 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Macy, I thought you were paging through the old posts. Megan is the name on top but the poster is our Li’l Lexi. We all got a kick out of her.

  108. Redbone Hound
    9:13 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Here Ah am Brother Rio – with a whole barrow full o’ mayonnaise jars with the lids screwed on right tight.
    Ah also brung mah fiddle. Whyn’t you git your harmonica, Siber, you git your kazoo, Masquers, y’all come on down heah with that there jazzy sax o’ yourn. Now, who izzit that plays the pie-aner so purty?
    An Miz Macy, Ah shore would jesdt love to see you a’dancin and twirlin in the moonlight.

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:14 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Lil’Lexi!…She threw-up all over SiberH one time…heh!heh!

  110. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Gah!…where is my harmonica!!!…snort!…It’s been a long time since I blew on it…wheeze!

  111. OleyHowlers
    9:21 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Siber: sniff. (Is that the Gates of Heaven story or the Chianti?)

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Original!…Does no one have any original ideas anymore…grunt!…On prime time tv we have “The Taste” and then “The Chew”…wheeze!…Both shows are using chefs from Food Network, and both are reality shows…sneeze!…Just recently I’ve seen “new” movies advertized that are take-offs on Hansel and Gretal and Jack and the Beanstalk…grunt!…Really?

  113. Basil and Sage
    9:37 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Redbone – can we come too? We have beautiful singing voices. And unlike a certain celebrity who shall remain nameless(Beyonce), WE don’t lip synch.

  114. Siber-H
    9:42 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Fellow Sibers, You will need to explain that question in more detail…remember, I can be dense at times.

    Yeah, Rio, Look at what the History Channel has turned into…one horrible reality show after another.

  115. OleyHowlers
    9:42 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Beyonce? We love her, T&G.

    Beddy time here folks. Nighty ravioli.

  116. Masquers
    9:42 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Mr. Redbone! Sax in paw and ready to parrtee. Now if the Prof’s wrist is up to it he can come on down with his geetar. Wooooo!

  117. Barb & Maggie
    9:43 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Nighty pasta. We are going to watch the season’s end of Parenthood. Then Barb is going to collaspe into bed.

  118. Masquers
    9:44 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Herbs: Is it true? She lip-synced? We had hear rumors…..

  119. OleyHowlers
    9:46 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Siber, all we meant is that we are getting teary-eyed, but we don’t know if the cause is that story you told us of the Native people of Siberia believing that we Sibes are the guardians of the gates of heaven…or if it is just the Chianti making us sentimental.. heh heh

  120. Siber-H
    10:05 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Thanks Fellow Sibers, I get it now.

  121. Basil and Sage
    10:11 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Howlers – we agree, the girl has got some pipes. And we don’t give a meow if she lip synched or sang it there. It was her voice – she did a great rendition, and no matter what – it was better than Christina Agulara or (shudder) Roseanne Barr.

    And someone asked earlier if we joned the blog the same night as those dam Corgis. Nope. Nasty, secretive little mutts didn’t tell us about the blog for ages. But once we got there….well, the blog was a much better place – right Alice?

  122. SnowBella
    10:15 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    B: That glass of the devil tastes a lot like Nyquil. That can’t be right.

  123. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:17 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Rebecca!…Go to bed and fight off that cold…dammit!sniffle!

  124. SnowBella
    10:20 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Rio: I’m working on my third airborn of the day. Gah!

  125. SnowBella
    10:33 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    I got some cold medicine to treat my symptoms and some Cadburry chocolate eggs to make me feel better.

    Redbone Hound and Miss Macy must be snuggling up somewhere with thier own jar of shine.

  126. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:36 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Race!…Rebecca, will you be home for Junior’s first race this weekend? Or will you be jetting around Alaska with a stuffed-up nose…sniff!

  127. SnowBella
    10:41 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Rio: I wouldn’t miss Junior’s race debut for the world. I will arrive home on Thursday night. I was planning on taking Friday off to handle for AJ and because I worked this past weekend, yet was scheduled for a meeting I can’t miss. On Friday, I will go from handling for AJ to a series of meetings. I will wear my dress clothes under my dog clothes.

  128. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:44 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Rebecca!…Only if you get your snuffly self to bed and fight off the cold that is attacking you right now..grunt!…I am going to go to my warm soft bed as soon as this insipid show, The Taste, is over….grump!

  129. Pancho
    10:47 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    My bud, Lefty is up top right now. What does a guy have to do to around here to get his pugshot posted?

    Rio: If my Lady doesn’t go to bed soon, I will blurr north and sit on her.

  130. Siber-H
    10:49 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    I am afraid Rebecca is getting exposed to too many germs flying around in those small planes. Airplanes are germ factories. We will keep our paws crossed the Airborn works.

    Night All

  131. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Pancho!…Just make sure her airways are clear…grunt!

  132. Pancho
    10:57 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Clear airways = posting my pugshot. Got it.

    Nighty noodles to all youse.

  133. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Goodnight!…Breath-right! Do not let the bed-bugs bite…heh!

  134. Macy the min-pin
    11:10 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Mr. Hound, I would be proud to twirl with you. *dainty licks*

    I was looking back on old posts, but I was just jumping around.

    Nightly noodles.

  135. Staff
    11:10 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Basil and Sage. Too right. Much better with you two Kats. Heh. No matter what the Corgi’s say.

    I remember Lexi. Didn’t she do a lot of Bob’s? smiling bobs and all sorts of other Bobs. I do believe that Sammy and Mollypop are go friends of hers. She doesn’t post anymore.

    It is fun to go back and look at the old posts. Rio your friend went through a lot that first year. I have some idea of your feelings now.

    Got to go to bed. I sure hope Rebecca can fight off any cold. It is hard when you are flying. At least she isn’t in big planes with hundreds of people.

    Nighty noodles everyone. (I noticed LizF was one of the earliest posters.

    And I remember Cosmo and Susan also.


  136. Staff
    11:16 pm on January 22nd, 2013

    Ooo I just remembered a lot of things I have learned on the blog.

    1-how to do HTML on the blog
    2-how to make an avatar
    3-what the two dots over Rio and Zoe’s name means. It means you pronounce both the vowels. ReeOH and ZoEE.
    I am sure there were many more things I learned on the blog but I am too sleepy to remember them.

    Nighty noodle again

  137. Lawson Fielding
    11:09 pm on April 9th, 2013

    watch the newet movie scarymovie5 here:

  138. Jordan Abraham
    11:43 pm on April 9th, 2013


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