“We have some actual Iditarod patches in our hand?” says Admin.

“And they’re even more beautiful than on the screen,” says Spence. “What a first-class job, start to finish. Can you, uh, sew, by any chance?”

“Sew? With a needle and – what’s the other thing?”

“Thread, maybe?”



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78 Responses to “Patch”

  1. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:37 am on August 15th, 2011

    Oh, dear. It doesn’t sound like that patch is going to get attached to anything anytime soon!

    Good morning, y’all!

  2. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:40 am on August 15th, 2011

    I see the NBB didn’t magically disappear overnight!

  3. Mollypop
    9:14 am on August 15th, 2011

    When Mom worked in computer software and the system had problems, she got called in the middle of the night. Maybe because her company had world-wide sales that was more pressing because of $$$. Maybe Mike Baker is sleeping in after partying all weekend.

  4. Chet The Dog
    9:22 am on August 15th, 2011

    How about a test? That’s always fun!

  5. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:32 am on August 15th, 2011

    oh bother!…grump!

  6. Masquers
    9:35 am on August 15th, 2011

    I’m going back to bed!

  7. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:36 am on August 15th, 2011

    Baker!…. That guy lives on the east coast doesn’t he? …snort!….It is already 9:33 am over there in that part of the world….dammit!….You’d think he’d have his hung-over @ss out of bed by now….grump! …When my friend worked in software she had to fix things IMMEDIATELY or else!….double grump!

  8. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:52 am on August 15th, 2011

    Coffee!… I’m be back later…sniff!… I’m going to go see if I can get her mother to stop watering the garden and take a second coffee break….snort!….This is the one where the Zingers come out of the cupboard…yeep!!

  9. Chet The Dog
    10:08 am on August 15th, 2011

    Here’s an issue: MB’s on vacation.

  10. B.Stover
    10:17 am on August 15th, 2011

    Doesn’t MB have assistants? This is the first time I’ve been able to post since yesterday evening. (I’m not being difficult; I’m being exacting.)

    Good morning all.

  11. B.Stover
    10:19 am on August 15th, 2011

    What does Admin do if a button comes off his shirt?

  12. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:37 am on August 15th, 2011

    He probably just tosses it in the trash and buys a new one!

  13. B.Stover
    10:43 am on August 15th, 2011

    What if it’s his favorite red-checked shirt?

  14. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:47 am on August 15th, 2011

    Vacation!…..snort!….Is Baker Media a one-man company?….grump! … If I were Admin, and thank dawg I’m not, I would threaten to take my business elsewhere….growl!….Who wouldn’t want to have Chet’s Blog on their resume!….huffle!gruffle!puff! ….I thought this would be fixed by the time I finished that last coffee break….gurgle!hiss!

  15. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    10:48 am on August 15th, 2011

    if agent in field loses button, he vill use staple. Ve think Admin is at least so tough.
    By vat, ve are speaking to most Plunderers but not to Siber. Ve vaited at dog park for hours. Ve vere stood up. Humph. Left behind so Siber could meet Royal Mum. After all ve haf done for him.
    Bah! At least dear Volfie appreciates Natasha

  16. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:48 am on August 15th, 2011

    Then maybe he’ll get out the needle and that other stuff and give it a try. Or not. When Dad was in the Army and had to sew on a patch he used the spider web method: Take a stitch on one side, then go across to the other side; keep doing that until it looks like you have a spider web on the back. And then he discovered you could take it someplace and pay them to do it for you. That was his preferred method after that!

  17. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:52 am on August 15th, 2011

    Does anyone else think Mike Baker may have implanted this bug to explode while he is vacationing? Not only would it make Admin realize just how much he depends on MB, but as a bonus it would bug the heck out of the Plunderers until he comes back!!!

  18. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 am on August 15th, 2011

    Natasha!…. You are getting careless my dear….heh!snort!heh!…..Here we go off into ether land….dammit!….Damn Blog Bug!…grump!

  19. B.Stover
    11:13 am on August 15th, 2011

    Where is SH? He may be having trouble posting.

  20. Siber-H
    11:20 am on August 15th, 2011

    Mom’s method of sewing is the same as Kirby’s dad. It works every time.

    Borzoi, if you had been reading the blog like you should, you would have known I was going to visit the Royal’s folks that morning instead of going to the dog park. I had a very nice visit and a doggie bag, thank you very much.

  21. Siber-H
    11:21 am on August 15th, 2011

    Hi Stover, I am here and thank you for missing me.

  22. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:29 am on August 15th, 2011

    Mike!….Here is the last thing he tweeted about on August 12th……snort!…. The best scene ever filmed. It’s from a movie called, Network….snort!….Seems very timely although the movie was made in the 1980’s I believe….sniff!

  23. Siber-H
    11:39 am on August 15th, 2011

    Mike Baker might need to use us as references some day.

  24. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:41 am on August 15th, 2011

    Gotta go, guys. Mom’s leaving for work, so I guess I’ll just take a nap until she gets back and I can get back on the blog. I hope all the bugs are worked out by then!


  25. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:47 am on August 15th, 2011

    Missing!….Maybe the Fabulous Baker Boy got Mad as Hell and fell out the window when he was yelling, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore!!”….snort!

  26. Snowhook Bella
    12:22 pm on August 15th, 2011

    I had grand visions of my Sunday, yet it couldn’t have been more opposite. Taking advantage of the nice weather, despite the predictions of rain, AJ and I spent several long hours working onthe handler cabin and dog barn. I’ve accented the teracotta paint on my clothes with dark green. We started early in the day and didn’t finish until late evening. What had I envisined? Time throughout the day to visit Chet’s, perhaps update Snowhook’s blog and do some writing. I think my indentured servitude was only lifted so I can go into work today…I am beat (and still have speckles of paint on my face and hands).

    We have a VIP visitor coming next week. A volunteer from the McGrath checkpoint asked AJ if he could visit the kennel next week for a tour; this particular volunteer helped AJ in the search for our infamous W.L. We want the place to look nice for our VIP guest as well as for any future VIP visitors.

    Rio: We are having trouble viewing AJ’s birthday card—it’s the laptop we are using. I am going to see if I can view it today at work. When I told him you sent him a card he asked, “Really,” paused and then said, “Cool.”

  27. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:43 pm on August 15th, 2011

    VIP!…..Is this opposite of RIP??….snort! ….Oh, I know what this means. Very Important Pug….heh!

  28. B.Stover
    12:43 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Where is Melanie?

  29. Snowhook Bella
    12:53 pm on August 15th, 2011

    B: I was wondering the same thing. Didn’t she say yesterday that she had a CT scan on the docket?

    Rio: Very Important Pug visiting the kennel—I like the sound of that. VIP could also stand for Very Important Plunderer.

  30. B.Stover
    12:58 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Rebecca: Right! She did say that. Do you have the pdf of the cookbook?

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:59 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Rebecca!…I like Pug better…sniff!

  32. Mollypop
    1:39 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Sorry both of you – it’s Very Important Poodle!!!!!!

  33. Melanie
    1:54 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Whoa! I can finally get on! KatScan went well. I think the Pack could tell it was a “Kat” Scan, because I was well smelled when I got home.

    The Royals’ Mum emailed me late last night. She’s having trouble getting any sort of signal and said she loves you all and will catch up after tomorrow! They are running around like crazy and is looking forward to the plane ride tomorrow because she won’t have to go anywhere. At least, I hope they don’t let her drive the plane!

    Anyhoo, I’m zonked. I didn’t get any super powers just a hot flash. whoopie

  34. Gus and BooBear
    2:14 pm on August 15th, 2011

    We are seriously bummed!! This is totally off the subject of beautiful patches but…..
    Being a serious Jack Reacher fan ( we know some of y’all are as well) we were very disturbed to find out they signed that midget Tom Cruise to play Reacher in the movie!! Reacher is 6’5″ and alot is made of his size! What kind of lifts is he going to wear to be that tall?? Next we will hear that Chet is going to be played by a beagle and Bernie by Martin Short!! What’s wrong with the Hollywood idiots??

  35. Barb & Maggie
    2:19 pm on August 15th, 2011

    We have tried to post – let’s see if this one goes thru. Hi everyone!

  36. Masquers
    2:20 pm on August 15th, 2011

    G&BooBear! You are making us laugh!

  37. Barb & Maggie
    2:22 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Well, it is still messed up, but at least it posted.

    One of the things we tried to say earlier is that Nattie is either careless OR she is being sneaky again and using others avatars. Remember, Rio, she has done that before.

  38. Gus and BooBear
    2:24 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Don’t laugh too hard! Just because The Help didn’t get screwed up, they will sure as s–t mess up the Reacher character and Chet and Bernie!!

  39. Melanie
    2:30 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Good Dog, Tom Cruise as Reacher? Jeez Louise. I remember in part of one of his movies the actress walking with him was on the ground and he was on built up planks.

    CHET!! Have Peter hold out for okaying the casting!!!!!

    I am being serious there!

    Bella: Pictures?? That’s when we can post them again. . .

    Pouring rain, has been since early last night. YSAS said he had over 10 inches of rain in NYC yesterday and last night. Hope that doesn’t happen here! We need the rain, but 10 inches???

    Going upstairs to relax for awhile. I will try to figure out why my computer is not hooking up to the downstairs computer. But then again, that might wait until tomorrow.

  40. Siber-H
    2:33 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Gus&Boobear, Tom Crusie as Jack Reacher…barf and double barf and gag. I will not watch those movies but just continue reading the books.
    I’d like to know what Lee Child thinks of this, but he will never say.

  41. Melanie
    2:33 pm on August 15th, 2011

    OH before I go, who’s going to tell Spence and Admin they can iron the patch on??

  42. Barb & Maggie
    2:36 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Isn’t Tom Cruise about 5’5″ or 5″6″?He is about a foot short, isn’t he?

  43. Masquers
    2:37 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Well…..At least we can post even if everything else is s—-ed and MB on vacation until dog knows when! Chet is doing his best, but he’s just one dawg. The two-leggeds aren’t doing so well.

    Off to find a tasty snack.


  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:51 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Iron-on!…. heh!snort!heh!…. Those two knuckle heads are trying to sew iron-on patches onto their jackets…chorkel! …That’s almost as funny as Tom Cruise being in another movie. He’s as crazy as a coon with rabies…snort!

  45. B.Stover
    3:04 pm on August 15th, 2011

    I didn’t know the patches could be ironed on. Great.

  46. BearSpiritDog
    3:24 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Great! Just when we are trying to post pictures. A Blog Bug! Will try again tomorrow. Only one more day then back to reality. Hello to all. – Bear

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:34 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Vacation!… chorkel!….So guess where my friend is going on vacation?….heh!….Yup, that’s right. To her crazy sister’s place in Iowa….snorkel!….She swore she would not waste precious vacation time on this trip, and here she is trying to find decent hotels to stay at in Council Bluffs for a night and then the huge metropolis of Grinnell for the rest of the trip ….wheeze! …. She says her brother has agree to go too and he will do most of the driving…heh! ….This is going to be a helluva car-ride! I can’t wait!….woooo!

  48. Mollypop
    3:44 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Rio – Are you going on the vacation too?

  49. Melanie
    4:04 pm on August 15th, 2011

    The upstairs computer refuses to acknowlege the internet. Sigh.
    Back to emailing the Mac doc tomorrow.

    Riö, I hope you get to go because you’ll get too many zingers if you stay home with your mom’s friend!

  50. Siber-H
    4:13 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Rio, I want your friend to have a fun, enjoyable vacation…hmmm

    The Borzoi has turned into a cat. She is such a clever spy.

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:16 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Wha!?…. What do you mean “am I going on vacation too?” …snort!….She wouldn’t dare leave me all alone in this big house while she’s off gallivanting in Iowa….grunt!…Her mother is going, so I get to go too and that’s that! ….sniff!….Right?

  52. Rose
    4:20 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Tom Cruise is 5’7″ (he’s probably lying) AND a horrible actor.

    Cool that the patch can be ironed on!!

    Siber: I have not read the Reacher series, although I own 61 Hours. Should I start at the beginning???

    Rio: Is your friend taking you with you?

    I’m going on vacation in two weeks…Yipee!!!

    Dawson: Did you finish the ARC? (I can’t remember if you told us guys or not).

  53. Rose
    4:21 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Rio: Is your friend taking you with HER?

    (I’m thinking fasetr than I type again!)

  54. Siber-H
    4:49 pm on August 15th, 2011

    I just had trouble posting…no box

    Rose, That is funny because that is how I started the Reacher series. I began with 61 Hours. It does work as a “stand alone” book. Then I went back and read all of them one by one. Lee Child tells people on his website what order to read the books in. Once I had read 61 Hours, I followed his suggestions.

  55. OleyHowlers
    6:07 pm on August 15th, 2011

    We can’t wait to get our patches…do they really iron on? How do you do that? Iron the inside of the jacket?

  56. Mollypop
    6:12 pm on August 15th, 2011

    When you iron on a patch, you first have to make sure that the fabric it’s being ironed-on to can take the heat of the iron.

  57. Melanie
    6:14 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Zoë and I have been reading the Reacher novels for awhile. Knew that he had to have another after that one. Not saying any more about that!

    Zoë says she’s going to wake us up if the water reaches the first floor. (it won’t happen, but jeez louise, this is enough!)

  58. Rose
    6:25 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Struck by the NBB…First time I’ve been able to post since 4:21. Maybe someone’s just mad because I said Tom Cruise was a horrible actor! I find it terribly funny that all his wives have been taller than him.
    Siber: Seems we have some things in common when it comes to books. Thanks for the advice…Headed over to Lee Child’s website right now…

  59. Melanie
    7:12 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Hi Rose, I got hit with it early this morning and then after I came home from the test. Yikes. Other people were posting then so I don’t know why I couldn’t.

    I didn’t mention Tom Cruise at that time!

  60. Melanie
    7:25 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Have hit the wall.


  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:07 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Pitcher!….The pitcher that got hit in the head with the ball was up walking around the locker room today…wooooo!… Thank goodness he is doing so well. His mother has flown in to take care of him while he heals up…heh!… My friend thinks this is sweet…gag!

    Chet!…. How long is Baker on vacation anyways?…grunt! …This bug is getting damned old!…snuffle!

  62. OleyHowlers
    8:34 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Chet, are you sure Baker is on vacation…and not on STRIKE?

  63. Staff
    8:45 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Hey Mike Baker,
    Goodness I have been so busy these last few days I seem to have missed the nasty blog bug for the most part. I suppose Mike Baker is gone for a whole week?

    Another thing I have noticed is that my cached ChettheDog link is suddenly not working and I have to type it in.

    And a third thing that has bugged me for a while is that the Comments under the friends of Chet pictures are covered up by the
    picture number so you can’t read them….and the type color on the comments is so darn light I can’t read them unless I highlight them.

    As long as you are fixing things around here….

    Off to play with the last day of fireworks photos…

  64. B.Stover
    8:48 pm on August 15th, 2011

    I’ve been thinking that Liz should download the cookbook pdf to the dishlicker site so that Plunderers can then download it. What do you think Liz?

  65. Gus & BooBear
    8:55 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Rose, regarding the Reacher series, we would definitely recommend reading them in order. Each is a stand alone book, but the character is developed further in each book. Mom started with Bad Luck and Trouble and it still is one of her favorites. She got to meet Lee Child at the same book store that she met SQ/PA. The Reacher fans are just like the Chet & Bernie fans….the character is real to them. And it’s NOT Tom Cruise.

    Let’s hope casting is better when Dog On It is finally made into a movie!! The plunderers has alot of very good suggestions!

  66. Siber-H
    9:38 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Rio, When that pitcher got hurt that is one of the first things my mom thought about…that he was so far away from his family.

    Also, Rio…If my local news is to be believed, there will be two more seasons of Breaking Bad and then that is it. That has been a pretty good run for a series.

  67. Snowhook Bella
    9:49 pm on August 15th, 2011

    My blog box is back. The NBB appeared to hidden it from my view as soon as I tried to respond to B’s question about the cookbook this morning. Blast!

    B: I do have a PDF of the cookbook. It is 84 wonderful pages.

    Have we determined how best to get it in the hands of interested parties?

    Patch update: We recieved our first international, non-Plundering request for a patch today.

    Rio, VIP: I’m glad your friend is going on vacation. I think she should take a vacation on a regular basis.

    Mollie, VIP: yes, poodle in your case or VIP could stand for Very Important Princess for Sam, VIProfessor for B, Pack for Melanie and the gang…

    Dogumentary update: we recieved a request for additional footage from the casting director.

  68. B.Stover
    9:58 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Rebecca: If Liz can post the pdf of the cookbook on the dishlicker site, Plunderers could download it from there. You could put it on your blog for others to purchase.

  69. dawson
    10:40 pm on August 15th, 2011

    The comment boxes are here again.
    Yes! I have finished the ARC! Now I am looking forward to the book. I was going to start White Wings by Dan Montague but…all the talk of Jack Reacher reminded me that I have one of those unread. I just was going to peek at the first chapter but somehow I slipped into the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and so on. Tom Cruise is NOT Jack Reacher material. I’ve met Tom Cruise. I don’t have to move my chin upward to see his face and if I was one inch shorter I could join the small peoples convention. I’m not supposed to be reading at all. I’m supposed to be organizing and marking rummage.
    Congratulation to Snowhook on getting a request for additional dogumentary footage and on selling an international, non-plunderer Chet the Dog Iditarod Patch. The first of many, I think.

  70. dawson
    10:50 pm on August 15th, 2011

    I’m taller than I think. I would have to be 2.3 inches shorter than I am to be a true small person. I am getting shorter. Maybe by the time I’m 75 I’ll qualify.

  71. dawson
    10:53 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Can’t resist!
    The casting director that cast Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher doesn’t know Jack!
    Back to Jack.

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:56 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Dogumentary!….snort!snort!… Wow! If they want more footage that means they are very interested…wheeze!… Or you are tied with 2 or 3 other kennels and they are trying to narrow it down to one….heh!….Make this extra footage count big time!….woooo!

  73. Gus & BooBear
    11:11 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Wow, how exciting for Snowhook!!! Additional footage request could only mean good things. You are in the running for the dogumentary!! Paws and fingers crossed here in hot, hot Texas!!

    We can’t wait to see the cookbook and the patch. Mom is really trying to think of something cool to donate for the Snowhook store. (Hard for her because “cool” has never been her forte.)

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:24 pm on August 15th, 2011

    Puss N’ Boots!… That jacket you guys auctioned off was pretty cool!…snort!…At least my friend thought so…sniff!… Why don’t you try thinking of something along the lines of Krazy Kat Lovers….heh!… What kind of crap do people who own lots of Kats or even one or two Kats like or need to further their Kat enjoyment?….grunt!…Not that we here would buy such a thing, but there are a lot of so-called Kat Lovers on this here blog, much to my chagrin…wuffle!

  75. Staff
    12:01 am on August 16th, 2011

    This dern box disappears every time I try to post.
    I am going to bed.

    Night all….

  76. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:31 am on August 16th, 2011

    Hooray, I can finally post! Except that everyone has gone to bed by now.

    Rebecca, I think that you should mention Chet and The Plunderers in your next dogumentary. Our relatonship is so unique that it might make you stand out from all the other mushers and musherettes.

  77. Snowhook Bella
    1:13 am on August 16th, 2011

    I just arrived home and I know most or all of you have turned in for the night, but I’m so excited I couldn’t resist posting. The patches came today including the large patch that will be on the sled bag—it truly is a thing of beauty. If I’m not mistaken it looks like there is a Whitey-Lance in the team and perhaps, just perhaps a Siber-H…

    Rio: We saw finally saw the burpday card you made for AJ—insert a chuckle and snort here.

  78. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:56 am on August 16th, 2011

    Rebecca: I didn’t get a chance to get to the computer until this morning, but I wanted to echo what Wolfie said. My first thought when you said the director wanted more footage was that if you mention the Plunderers he’ll know he has a built-in audience! But more than that, I think it’s unique that we have this amazing computer-linked community, and that we’ve embraced you and AJ and all your wonderful dogs. How many other kennels in Alaska can claim to have a fan in Australia?

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