Patch (Cont’d)

“Got up early to play tennis?” says Spence.


“How’d it go?”

“No one would pay to watch. What’s this about the Iditarod patch?”

“It’s now available. The price will be $10 in the U.S. and $15 everywhere else, shipping and handling included. All proceeds will help Snowhook Kennel’s 2012 Iditarod run. The very same patch you see below will be on Team Snowhook’s sled, AJ the musher’s parka and Rebecca the ace handler’s parka as well. Expected shipping date is mid-August. It’s a thing of beauty. And Chet will be in the Iditarod! Sort of! Here’s where to go:”


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131 Responses to “Patch (Cont’d)”

  1. B.Stover
    10:34 am on July 8th, 2011

    Good morning guys. We were worried.

  2. Melanie
    10:48 am on July 8th, 2011

    That is a terrific blurb!! Thanks Chet!

    Macy, loved the Christmas in July video. Makes me wonder if we can create one?

    Any ideas for a video for Chet? I do have someone who can do voice overs. I just don’t know how to get clips from you guys to me.


  3. Siber-H
    10:51 am on July 8th, 2011

    The patch is going to look fantastic on the sled! Some of the plunderers are talented photographers…wish we could send them up for the race to take a lot of photographs for us.

    BBL Mom has to do errands and I can’t go with her because it is summer. What’s a dog to do?…nap time under the AC.

  4. Rose
    11:19 am on July 8th, 2011

    Greetings Everyone!

    The patch will look fantastic wherever it is displayed, or whomever is wearing it! It is truly beautiful.

    Siber-H: Naptime under the AC sounds good to me. Enjoy!

  5. Barb & Maggie
    11:23 am on July 8th, 2011

    Good morning, light day so far on the blog.

    Does that mean Spence was the AD that is now going to be able to distribute the patch? We already bought ours, but just asking.

    BSD, Did your Barb like the movie last night? Barb recommended itto her sister, who will never watch anything Barb suggests. Her sis was born in 1950, so thought she would like it. Also, reommended it to her daughter for the family to watch. They haven’t gotten it either. It was so exciting that someone actually took a suggestion from Barb!

    Auction will be ending Sunday. We plan to be at the computer at 10:30 ct to make our last minute bids, just like on ebay.

  6. Sam
    11:30 am on July 8th, 2011

    I have a travesty to report. My beautiful hair has been cut. I was shorn like a sheep.

    My career has been ruined! How can I ever look like Princess, a Maltese show dog. Oh woe is me. Siber-H – I don’t think hair extensions can help me now.

  7. Snowhook Bella
    11:37 am on July 8th, 2011

    Princess Sam: Your star quality comes from within and doesn’t matter the haircut nor the flavor of chapstick. A great beauty can pull of short or long locks and you are such a beauty. I cut my hair every three or so years to donate and it is always a shock at first—give it a few days.

  8. AbbietheKitty
    11:43 am on July 8th, 2011

    Oh Sam you look so cute. A little sad about your missing hair, but cute.

  9. Melanie
    11:44 am on July 8th, 2011

    Sam, your hair will grow out! Just ask The Pack. They were shorn last year and they are as hairy as ever.

    Your hair will come in beautifully because you don’t roll in the mud or swim everyday or drool on your pack members or dribble food on your chest . . .

  10. B.Stover
    11:51 am on July 8th, 2011

    Sam: I think you look beautiful!

    Atlantis is in space.

  11. Barb & Maggie
    11:56 am on July 8th, 2011

    Sam, You are too adorable for words!

  12. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:07 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Good afternoon, y’all! I tried to get on this morning before Mom and Dad left to go grocery shopping, but nobody was here. 🙁 They also had to get a couple new tires for my boy because when he was on his way home from school yesterday one of his tires exploded! Luckily, he had just gotten off the interstate. I shudder to think what would have happened if that had happened when he was going 70 mph!

    Sam: I think the new ‘do makes you look much younger — that’s good because it may take them awhile to get around to making the movie. Now you don’t have to worry about “aging out” of the part!

    Barb: Mom and Dad went to the theater to see “Flipped” when it first came out — they both enjoyed it because it’s a nice, sweet, family-friendly movie. The kids are funny without being annoying, like so many movie and tv kids are these days.

  13. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:19 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Sam!…You look like a shorn sheep!…heh!snort!

  14. AbbietheKitty
    12:23 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Hey Rio,
    When is your garage sale? Dawson used to have them regularly. Once she had a quarter sale. Everything was a quarter. She said it was a great hit and she didn’t have to price anything.

  15. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:23 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Garage!…Sale is going gang-busters…snort!…There is a lull in the action right now so we came inside to see what Chet was up to…sniff!…Oh Lord, Admin has been playing tennis again. He never gives up that guy…heh!… Lots of people wanted to pet me or take me with them. My friend was tempted a few times, I could tell…grunt!… I’m still here and there’s no getting rid of me…huffle!

  16. Rose
    12:26 pm on July 8th, 2011


    You look so cute with your summer haircut! You can pull off any hair length with your natural beauty.

  17. Rose
    12:27 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Just remember Rio, if your friend wants to let you out of the yard, there’s always a place with me!

  18. C. Harris
    12:31 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Sam: the new haircut makes you look even more innocent. Think of all the things you can get away with now.

  19. Mollypop
    12:39 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Melanie – When Mom takes videos with her iPhone, she just emails them right from the phone. Try attaching one to an email to test.

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:42 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Customer!….grunt!…There is one old guy out there that won’t leave….sniff!…He’s been here bull-shitting with anyone who will listen to him now for over an hour…snort!…Everyone wants to go inside and cool off during the lull, but that old bag of wind won’t let them…heh!snort!heh!

  21. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:43 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rose!…You are starting to scare me…snuffle!

  22. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:44 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Sheep!…Remember Shorn the Sheep from Wallace and Grommit…heh!…Sammie did you ever see Shorn? He was a riot, especially after he was shorn…snorkel!…Just like you! …heh!

  23. AbbietheKitty
    12:48 pm on July 8th, 2011

    I hope you make enough money to up the bid on the ARC.
    Have to go make lunch today.

  24. Sam
    12:51 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio, you know I’m very sensitive about my hair.

  25. Barb & Maggie
    1:05 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Sammy, Don’t feel bad, ALMOST eveyone had nice things to say about your new do.

  26. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:21 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Sammie!… Are you sitting on the same couch that has a hole in it?…snort!…You could just hide in there for a few months till your hair grows out….chorkel!

    Advice!… Well everyone here just got a big bag of hot wind advice from another old timer on how to price the fishing poles and guitar finger picks…heh!snorkel!…Its hot enough out there today without all that hot air blowing around…sniff!

  27. Snowhook Bella
    1:30 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Princess Sam: I showed your picture to Bev, my mother and she said two things:

    1. Oh, she’s adorable!
    2. Pay no attention to the pug.

    (I may have added that second part).

    Oh happy day! Bev surprised me this morning and started making batches of THE popcorn that is a delicacy with AJ and I. To my disappointment, she called AJ and told him that she was making the popcorn for him and that he should be on the lookout for said popcorn when I return.

    TSA does give you a funny look when you have a suitcase full of bags of popcorn.

  28. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:38 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Bev!…I thought Bev was on myside…grunt!

  29. Snowhook Bella
    1:48 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio: Bev doesn’t take sides. She doesn’t want Sam to feel sad about her trim. I showed her Sam’s picture and I showed her your bowtie picture. She had the same reaction to both pictures.

  30. BearSpiritDog
    2:02 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Hi Chet, We thought you guys slept in this morning, but you were out playing tennis. Had us worried there for a minute…

    Barb&Magpie: Nana “flipped” for Flipped! What a great movie. Thanks, Barb for recommending it.

    Ready for the Patch sales to begin! Come on Facebookies – order away!

  31. Wölfie
    2:02 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Sam, I still heart you!

    I think you are beautiful!!

  32. Rose
    2:06 pm on July 8th, 2011


    Tough pug like you, scared? (snicker) You’d probably bite my face. I’m not the stalker type.

  33. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:19 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Bite!…Rose, I can’t bite. My teeth don’t come together…snort!… Anyways, I wouldn’t bite you even if I could. I might hide from you if you got too kissy-face with me though…sniff!

  34. Masquers
    2:19 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Dear Princess Sam: Never fear. You are a Star. Whether in long locks or “shorn”

    Good Morning Rose!

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:29 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Impressive!…We just took a quick jaunt over the the Mushers Merchantile Store and thought it was amazing!….heh!…Now even the facebookie types can get in on the Iditarod and help with the needed dough!…snorkel!…What a great two weeks it has been, huh?….wuffle!…Just imagine what we can accomplish by the end of 2011…snort!snort!

    Lunch!…Its finally LUNCH!…snort!gurgle!…I’m starvin’…yeep!yeep!YEEP!

  36. Siber-H
    2:31 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Sam, you look totally adorable and not to worry, the movie people can do anything with special effects these days.

    And the Borzoi calls me a playdog?

  37. Melanie
    2:42 pm on July 8th, 2011

    MollyPop will try to get my sister or nephew send a video to me.

  38. Masquers
    2:43 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Mom stopped at the library this morning and noticed a book she had not seen before called A Long Trek Home:

    “In June 2007, Erin McKittrick and her husband, Hig, left Seattle for the Aleutian Islands, traveling solely by human power through some of the most rugged terrain in the world. This is the story of their unprecedented trek along the northwest coast and their encounters with pelting rains, ferocious winds, blizzards, and bears, as well as with the tiny communities that dot this wild region”…..Sounds intriguing.

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:51 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Garage!…Well, I’ve got to go back out in the heat and keep all those garage sale guys in line…grunt!… later dudes, and shorn dudettes…heh!

  40. Snowhook Bella
    3:05 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio: I hope you can earn some money to put toward your friend’s car repairs. Here’s hoping…

  41. Macy the Min-pin
    3:13 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Bee, I couldn’t help but think of you earlier. We were listening to “A Way with Words” on NPR and someone called in with a word that her boss keeps using, driving her nuts. Efforting. As in “he is efforting to finish the report.” Uh, no. Even spell check is rejecting it!

  42. Snowhook Bella
    3:14 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Masquers: The title ‘The Long Trek’ reminds me of one of my favorite books of all time: The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rowicz.

    Sam: You have two new fans! I showed your picture to Coach and he said the only similarity between you and a shorn sheep is your color.

  43. Masquers
    3:28 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Macy: Yikes! We cringe….like chalk on a blackboard, a file on a nail.

    Bella: Mom says she will put in a request for that one too.

  44. Melanie
    3:41 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Macy, I don’t know . . . I feel like I’m “efforting” to get through this day! snicker

    Might not hear from me later. Quite a line of storms this way comes.

    Oh and speaking of bad grammer. . . MollyPop, you don’t have to get my sister or nephew to send a video to me, I’ll do that myself.

    rolling eyes at myself!

  45. Masquers
    4:11 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Melanie: Stay safe!

    Auction Strategy: Yes! Wait until the last minute then pounce!

  46. Rose
    4:15 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Hi Masquers!

  47. B.Stover
    4:18 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Macy: I’ve been offline. Neve heard of “efforting” and neither has the OED or Random House Dictionary. “…making an effort to…” is the conventional usage, or “….making an effortful attempt to…” (which sounds convoluted to me but interesting).

    4:20 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Efforting is probably the new in word in sales training seminars. Barb’s sister always says “Let us move forward” to the point of driving us bonkers.

    Another chalk on the blackboard word – conversate. Verb form. “With a little efforting, we can sit down and conversate and then we can move forward”. How do you like them apples?

    Bear, Glad you liked the movie. Do you have any comments on the chickens/eggs?

  49. B.Stover
    4:22 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Of course, that should be “never” quoth the Raven.

    4:23 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Masquers, Last minute pounce is going to be our strategy, too. And I bet a few others wil be efforting to do the same.

  51. Melanie
    4:35 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Heh, heh, heh!

  52. Snowhook Bella
    4:42 pm on July 8th, 2011

    One patch coming up—we’ve just sold our first patch! Thanks in advance to BearSpiritDog and Masquer’s mom who will be shipping all patch orders.

  53. Redbone Hound
    4:58 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Hello y’all. Missed talking to you but life has been keepin this ole hound hoppin
    Miz Sam. Don’t you worry none about them shorn locks. I always fancied the ladies with shorter hair. Miz Macy is just about my idea of perfect. She always looks neat as a pin and she don’t shed in my food bowl. I’m sure your many admirers think you look just bee-ooo-tee-ful

    Miz Rebecca -hope you have some good traveling weather for your trip home. Give that ole AJ a good hard pat on the back from me. And I sure would like to see a picture of that little Charlotte dog of yours. My heart belongs to my best dancing partner down there in the Lone Star state, but I always like to see pictures of sweet little ladies

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:11 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Redbone!…You ole hounddawg, you!…heh!snort!heh!…Sounds like you’ve got some wild oats that need spreading round…snort1

  55. BearSpiritDog
    5:17 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Barb&Magpie: One thing we did notice in the movie Flipped, that seemed rather peculiar, was the abundance of eggs for sale (as in every day) Anything else we missed?

    Melanie: A Chet Video would be the Bomb!

    Hello Redbone!

  56. Redbone Hound
    5:19 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio – naw, no wild oats for me. Jest bein a Southern gentleman.

  57. Redbone Hound
    5:22 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Hey there BSD – glad to see you got put in your place of honor at the top of the page. Great choice for Friend of the Month in my opinion

  58. BearSpiritDog
    5:23 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio: How’s your garage sale going (aka sale for the Garage)? Heh,heh

  59. BearSpiritDog
    5:26 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Surely we jest. It is no laughing matter to be without wheels. Dog knows we have had our share of payments to the Garage.

  60. Melanie
    5:52 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Zoë says the phrase that drove her nuts was “We must have a conversation about this.”
    Why a conversation? Usually it was something that people had disagreements about, so why not have an argument?

    So Bella, no one has asked but I want to know . . .

    What is THE POPCORN?

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:58 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Hey!…My car is gone…sniff!… After all the garage stuff was put away, my car was gone too! …dammit!… She says she has to go to the bank tomorrow and get money out of a special account that is for emergencies….grunt!…She says it was really for vacations and fun stuff, but now it is an emergency fund…wuffle! .

  62. BearSpiritDog
    5:59 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Someone sent in a Popcorn recipe for the Cookbook. Was it Rebecca or the Howlers?

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:02 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Hostage!… Someone is holding my car hostage, that’s what I think….growl!…She never gets money out of the vacation and fun stuff fund…sniff! ….Not even for vacations and fun stuff…snort!

  64. Masquers
    6:03 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio: What? No fun stuff for you and your Friend on her vacation? This is just not right.

  65. dawson
    6:04 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Snowhook has sold a Chet Iditarod patch. Whooo Hooo! I am so looking forward to having that patch in my hands, on my jackets, on my hats, on my earmuffs, on my mittens, on my bicycle seat, on my uniforms and wherever else I see a need to put one.

    Auction Strategy: Mine has changed. I don’t what it is but it is not the same as yours!

    Garage Sale: I’ve been thinking of having another 25 cent sale. But not in July – I work every weekend. I’d like to do it when the man who lives in this house is out of town. Heh. Heh. Heh.

  66. B.Stover
    6:05 pm on July 8th, 2011

    There are two popcorn recipes from Rebecca.

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:10 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Confused! … I Rebeccer has two recipes for Popcorn, why does she have to travel around the country with some already popped?….snort!

  68. dawson
    6:10 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio: Your friend hasn’t had a vacation in 6 (or more) years! I remember when I first met you, your friend was going to see Jeff Dunham and then…she went to a couple ball games but those were paid by her boss. You two are long overdue for some fun.

  69. Buddy and T.C.
    6:11 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Hello Everybody, Its been so noisy in the house today, we couldn’t hear ourselves meow. Because of the bad storms, Mom said the Howlers had to stay indoors all day long. They hate that, so they had an all-day Howl Fest.
    They did not contribute a popcorn recipe.

    As for the Auction Strategy of Pounce…we kats are all for it…love Pounce!

  70. Snowhook Bella
    6:11 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Melanie: Bev, my mother makes the best carmel popcorn as well as almond bark popcorn. She only recently gave me the recipes which I submitted for the cookbook. Both types of popcorn are favorites of AJ and I.

    Bev sent some of the special popcorn to Alaska with Coach during the last Iditarod with hopes that a large Ziplock bag of popcorn would make it to Nome to be given to AJ. It did not. Once the race started, I signed up for the Iditarod Insider and Coach and I sat side by side on the couch watching AJ’s dot move across the screen while eating the popcorn. It was the only thing either of us ate for over twenty-four hours.

    Popcorn and jam are AJ’s favorite treats. I submitted the jam recipe from friend of the Kennel, Jodi only because it is a favorite of AJ’s and he’d eat it on the trail if he could. I hope no one minds a non-Plunderer recipe in the cookbook.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:12 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Maskers!…I am told almost daily that, “Life is not fair”….snort! … It makes me crazy, but that’s the rule we live by here…sniff!

    6:12 pm on July 8th, 2011

    OK Bear, Barb, being a chicken aficionado, noticed several inaccuracies in the movie: She was supposed to have gotten these chicks from a school science project, so no way would all 6 be hens, some of them would have been roosters; 6 hens would give her about 4 eggs a day on average, so she was handing out way too many eggs (as you noticed); they were making a big deal about finding out if she had chickens or roosters. Then they figured out that roosters are chickens too. Then Dad sent the kid back to make sure they did not infact have roosters (like no one would have noticed the crowing), because he didn’t think they could eat the eggs if roosters were being kept. Probably the average movie goer wouldn’t pay any attention to those things, but we happpen to be stickler for proper research, to the point of being a Pain In The Ass! Still really loved the movie!

  73. Buddy and T.C.
    6:13 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Bella, what is almond bark popcorn? With a name of “bark” is it only for dogs?

  74. Snowhook Bella
    6:14 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio: Nothing beats when Bev makes the popcorn. It’s probably like Wolfie’s toffee where try as you might it doesn’t taste as good as it does from the source.

    6:18 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rebecca, We liked Jodi’s last name too.

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:20 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Popcorn!….Rebeccer, this leads me to believe that Bev, bless her dear heart, is leaving out one or two small ingredients in the recipe. This is to make sure her Popcorn is always the best…heh!heh!… Way to go Bev! You and I think alot alike actually…snort! snort!

  77. Snowhook Bella
    6:28 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Barb & Maggie: I love her last name, too. Oxenrider! Her husband is the official welder of the Kennel and the gent that helped AJ move our handler cabin a couple of days ago. They both handled for us at the restart of the Iditarod this year. Mick was a natural—one hand for the dogs, the other hand for the dogs.

    Rio: I think your theory is correct. Bev comes across sweet, innocent and open hearted, yet I suspected she has a bit of evil pug in her this morning when she called AJ to tell him she was sending popcorn to him. Her exact words: “I trust her (me) with my money and my life, but not with the popcorn.” Blast!

    Buddy & T.C.: The name of Almond Bark popcorn is misleading. It’s not just for the dogs.

  78. Melanie
    6:32 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Dawson, I believe that bribery is not allowed.

    Hmmm. Almond Bark Popcorn? Caramel Popcorn? Bella, Bev and I need to talk!

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:33 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Almond!…Bark!…Almond!Bark!…Almond! Bark!…heh!heh! …I like the name, it sort of rolls off my tongue and through my teeth…chorkel!

  80. dawson
    6:48 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio: Tell me this doesn’t mean you left out one or two ingredients in your grandma’s Case Noodle recipe!

  81. dawson
    6:50 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio: Is bribery allowed?

  82. Snowhook Bella
    6:50 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Patch number two has been pre-ordered! Let the twirling begin.

  83. dawson
    6:56 pm on July 8th, 2011
  84. dawson
    7:21 pm on July 8th, 2011

    I learned how to upload a picture. That’s my boys. Thirty-five years ago. On their way to the beach with the railroad yard in the background.

    I wonder if I need any more patches? Hmmmm.

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:27 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Dawson!…Your photo has to be in .jpg format….snort!…Not .pdf format. You still need to study some before passing the uploading pictures theory…sniff!

    Interesting!…Now, there is a white 2011 Subaru in my drive-way…sniff!snuffle!… This is definitely not my car, I don’t like white cars…grunt!…I want my old car back, it smells a lot like me, yes it does!…sniffle!cough!

  86. Mollypop
    7:28 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Dawson – Great picture!

  87. BearSpiritDog
    7:31 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Dawson: Picture of the boys?…….

  88. Melanie
    7:32 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Dawson . . . That is an adorable picture of your guys!

    I’m headed up. I think the storms are passing to the south of us.
    Dan will be able to stay at the Colonials’ baseball game!

    The gov is throwing out the first pitch and there are going to be fireworks.


  89. Gus & BooBear
    7:33 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Dawson, are they twins?

  90. Gus & BooBear
    7:34 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio, a NEW car!!!! How fantastic!! Now your friend won’t have to be worrying about breaking down and any problems will be fixed by WARRANTY!!!!

  91. Gus & BooBear
    7:35 pm on July 8th, 2011

    that should say “your friend won’t have to worry about…”. Got a little wordy there (sorry, B).

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:39 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Picture!…I don’t see any picture of any Dawson Boys…grunt!

  93. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:43 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio: People have a thing about what they call a “new car smell.” Maybe your friend wants a car that smells a little less like you!

  94. dawson
    7:45 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio: jpg? pdf? Nevermind. Already forgot how. I hope you have a newer better car. And you make enough money selling your garage to pay for it.

    My boys are two years apart but the younger was a runt.

    I must go check the auction before bed.

  95. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:45 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Dawson: When Mom saw that photo, she started whistling a song I heard on the tv before. Something about Mayberry. She said your boys reminded her of the opening part of that show.

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:55 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Crap!…Dawson is checking the Auction Items…sniff!wheeze!…I still can’t see her old picture!…dammit!

  97. dawson
    7:57 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Oh, I mean the older one was a runt and I fed the younger one on raw cow’s milk starting at 6 months. He sprouted! They were about the same size by the time the youngest was 2. The oldest is wearing a swim cap because he had tubes put in his ears due to chronic ear infections. Notice they are walking barefoot on the gravel alley.
    How come Rio can’t see it?

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:58 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Crap!…Dawson is checking the Auction Items…sniff!wheeze!…I still can’t see her old picture!…dammit!

    Rockies!…Well, nevermind about all that. The Rockies are on and we are downstairs watching the game…sniff!…That White Car better be gone by the time I get up tomorrow morning to do my pug-given duty…snort!

  99. dawson
    8:04 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio: A Double Dawson plus!

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:07 pm on July 8th, 2011

    GAH!….The Pitcher on the other team just got hit in the face with a ball right off the bat…ugh!…Blood and lots of it…Gah!ugh! cough!….Thank goodness it wasn’t one of our Pitchers…sniff!

  101. Siber-H
    8:08 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Did Rio get a new Subaru? This is exciting! Rio, whenever my dad sees a Subaru, he says they are good cars. He is suppose to know these thing. We all like Subarus.

    I can see Dawson’s picture, but I can’t find her boys in it.

    Keep ordering patches, facebookie people, because if you don’t, we will.

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:36 pm on July 8th, 2011

    SiberH!…There is a White car in my driveway…snort!…I don’t know where my Blue car went to…wuffle!…This is all very distressing to me. Thank goodness the Rockies are actually ahead in the score tonight….snuff!…I don’t dare say the “W” word for fear of jinxing them again…cough!

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:39 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Nationals!….The Rockies are playing Wookies home team…snort!…I wonder who he and Grandpa are rooting for tonight…sniff!

  104. BearSpiritDog
    8:41 pm on July 8th, 2011

    We still can’t believe what happened at the Ranger baseball game yesterday. Such sadness all around.

    Dawson! Still can’t see your picture. Damit!

    Siber-H: This picture is from a couple of days ago. A haboob blowing into Phoenix.

  105. B.Stover
    8:43 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Dawson: That’s not a real fish that your boy wearing the swimming cap is holding is it?

  106. dawson
    8:57 pm on July 8th, 2011

    No B.Stover: That is a rubber shark.

    Wow! I’ve never heard of a haboob but I saw the dust cloud on the news. They said it was not “toxic” but that amount of dust would be toxic to me.

  107. Masquers
    8:59 pm on July 8th, 2011

    B.Stover: Yes, with this morning’s final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis, 30 years of remarkable voyages into space are coming to an end. A very sad day for Star Trekies everywhere.

  108. Siber-H
    8:59 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Bear, I thought about Chet and Bernie when I saw the video of that dust storm. Phoenix had a tough clean up problem after that one.

    I know, I’m still sad about the Ranger’s game…that poor little boy.

    How come I can see Dawson’s photo but can’t see her boys…Twlight Zone time.

  109. dawson
    9:05 pm on July 8th, 2011 + Ben.pdf
    Someone helped me make the picture smaller. I hope you can see it. I might remember how to do this if I do it a few more times.

  110. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:07 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Wow, Rio. A new car would make your friend’s life better in so many ways. I think you will grow to like it too. Of course, nothing is quite as grand as the Wookiemobile. Just two more things you need now — a new computer and your very own copy of the ARC. You might be able to get the ARC for maybe a little less than your friend paid for the new car. Wookie

  111. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:12 pm on July 8th, 2011

    SiberH and Rio. Not to worry, me and grandpa are rooting hard for the Rockies. Dad, not so sure. Wookie

  112. BearSpiritDog
    9:18 pm on July 8th, 2011

    A good evening to all
    See everyone tomorrow


  113. dawson
    9:19 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio: Maybe the white car is just a loaner while your other car gets fixed.
    Oh yeah… Sam: You’re bald!!! Just kidding. I really like your haircut. You are so cute.

  114. Siber-H
    9:19 pm on July 8th, 2011

    I can see your boys now, Dawson!

  115. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:19 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Wookie!…ARe you Auction Central, or are we here?…heh!snort!…We’ve had a busy day and are confused about this…sniff!…Please check your A.C.S.D.D….snort!…A.S.A.P.

  116. B.Stover
    9:30 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Good night all.

  117. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:32 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio. We had some bad thunderstorms earlier and our computer Internet access was wacky for awhile, but I think it is better now. (Fortunately, the IPaw seems to be working fine.) There are some new bids that we will get to shortly; if we have a problem, I will let you know, but for the time being, assume we are still auction central here in Chevy Chase. Wookie

  118. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    9:40 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Darling Vookie – you VILL let Natasha know if anyvon should be so rude as to try to take over bid for handsome YSAS, von’t you?
    Of course you vill.

    Princess Sam – vorry not about haircut. Is sometimes necessary in undercover vork to change appearance. Is true – sometimes Natasha has been “trimmed”. But the beautiful coat alvays grows back.
    Look at Emma Vatson. Look at Paris Hilton. Look at Justin Beiber…vell, maybe that von is not such good example. But you are still very beautiful – is it not so Siber?

  119. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:42 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Assume!….Wookie, that’s what we here were assuming, but we didn’t want to make an ‘Ass of U and Me’…heh!heh!…Old joke. Rockies are holding on by the skin of their teeth so far….yeep!yeep!

  120. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:51 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Toe-nail-biter!…grulp!…Huston Street is on the mound…snort!…That guy always makes me as nervous as Alice in a room full of rockin’ chairs…grunt!yeep!

  121. Siber-H
    9:59 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Oh Gosh, The Rockies Won!!!

    Borzoi, We agree, Sam is beautiful and cute and I have always told her I preferred her style to the show doggie look.

  122. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on July 8th, 2011
  123. Snowhook Bella
    10:06 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Rio: Wow-o-wow! A new car equals no stress about car repairs for a very long time (I hope).

    Dawson: I could see the picture of your boys when you first posted. I prefer my swimming cap to match my water wings, but to each their own.

  124. staff
    10:16 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Here are Dawson’s boys in .jpg
    BTW Dawson I got your letter today.

  125. staff
    10:17 pm on July 8th, 2011


  126. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    10:27 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Good news from Auction Central — some late reporting precincts are coming in and we are now officially over $2000. To be exact, we are at $2009.76. Woo! Woo! Woo!!!!!! Wookie and Rio

  127. Siber-H
    10:37 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Happy News!!! Thanks Wookie!!!

  128. Siber-H
    10:57 pm on July 8th, 2011

    nite all

  129. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:08 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Wookie!…Our Balance Sheets match to the penny!…Wooowey!Wooowey!snorkel!

    On the Other side of the coin…sniff!

    Sad News!….Betty Ford has gone over the Rainbow Bridge …snuffle!

  130. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:13 pm on July 8th, 2011

    Hard-Days-Night!….heh!…Now I fully know the meaning of that Beatles song…snort!….Its definitely been a hard day and now it is the night of the hard day…yaaawwwnnn! Snuffle!…I’m going upstairs to my warm soft bed where it is nice and cool…heh!…Night all you silent bidding heros!…snorkel!

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