R.I.P. Barney

Here he is with his best pal.



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115 Responses to “R.I.P. Barney”

  1. OleyHowlers
    8:09 am on February 3rd, 2013

    Happy Egg Day! We didn’t even see that Barb posted at the same time as us last night, until we were reviewing to see what we missed last night. We are very happy to hear from her. Shiek is having the same sort of morning as he had yesterday, but Pop’s 2nd shift has been cancelled for today. So bad news good news.

  2. B. Stover
    8:34 am on February 3rd, 2013

    And did Chet know Barney?

    Good to hear from Barb.

    Good morning all.

  3. Sanny
    8:40 am on February 3rd, 2013

    They should have State funerals for First Dogs.

  4. Gus & BooBear
    9:49 am on February 3rd, 2013

    Good Morning, All. Sad about Barney. We used to like the BarneyCam videos back in the day.

    Glad the Barb is doing well and that Zoe is home enjoying her pack. Hopefully, Rio’s friend just took the weekend to do fun stuff and didn’t leave the computer on for him.

  5. OleyHowlers
    10:37 am on February 3rd, 2013

    We liked it when Barney bit that news reporter. heh heh

  6. Terry Ballard
    10:55 am on February 3rd, 2013

    Teddy Roosevelt’s Sagamore Hill there is a very well populated pet cemetery – including the remains of a favorite horse.

  7. Wose
    11:14 am on February 3rd, 2013

    Greetings All!

    I was very sad to hear about First Dog Barney. Very nice picture of Barney and his best pal, President Bush.

    Whooooooohoooo! Great news about Barb. I’m sure Maggie will be skipping and twirling when she comes home.

    Rebecca, wrap the quilt around you, and take your cold medicine.

    I hope Rio and his friend are okay.

    Kat, hope you are out of the fridge. 🙂

  8. Wose
    11:16 am on February 3rd, 2013

    Gus&BooBear, hope your dad is feeling tip-top. Hugs to your mom and dad, and lots of scritches and head bumps to youse guys.

  9. dawson
    11:24 am on February 3rd, 2013

    RIP Barney.

    Melanie: Hope Zoe managed her first night at home with all the Newfs lovin’ her up. That knee cast is probably covered in Newf drool already.

    The Yukon Quest has put up an awesome video of Rob Cooke’s Siberian team. Sniff. Beautiful dogs. Maybe someone can put up a link so SiberH. can see it.

    Snowhook doggies are not running as well as they did when AJ was mushing them but, that we expected. Plunder on, doggies!

    I like the 49’ers but today I’m for the Ravens!

    Snow, snow, snow…time to shovel.

  10. Gus & BooBear
    12:05 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Wose, Dad is doing really well, but impatient with some things. He thinks that he should be right back at pre-cancer, pre-surgery, pre-treatment condition. We have been told that it takes time to recover completely. Mom’s sister (who is a cancer survivor) says that she still tires easily and she exercises daily…something that Mom and Dad should do but don’t.

    Hope the Snowhook team is okay.

  11. Melanie
    12:30 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Thanks for all the good wishes. Zoe is so very happy. There are not enough adverbs to expand on that.

    From the start: Dogs we know . . Musher we don’t.

  12. Melanie
    12:36 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Or should that be adjectives?
    This was on my OTAS’s FB page. When the time comes, he wants to be a stay-at-home Dad. I love my guys!

  13. OleyHowlers
    12:38 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Dawson, where did you see the Sibe video? Is it on the Quest website or facebookie? We want need to see it.

  14. Siber-H
    12:44 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Dawson, Thanks, I have always been able to view the Quest’s videos. Fellow Sibers, They are on youtube. The link to get to the new ones should be on the Quest’s website and their facebookie page.

  15. Staff
    12:45 pm on February 3rd, 2013


    Dawson is this the correct one?

  16. Whitey-Lance
    12:48 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Eyebrows! I recognize certain eyebrows in the picture from the starting line. Go Junior!

  17. Siber-H
    12:49 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    R.I.P. Barney. He was a loved member of the Bush family.

  18. OleyHowlers
    12:56 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Thanks, Staff. All we were able to find on youtube was a video from 2012 .

  19. Siber-H
    12:56 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Thanks for the picture of the dogs we know, Melanie. It is so cool that we do “know” them.
    I have decided to adopt Junior as my nephew. Whitey-Lance is my pal and speaking of pals, where is Rio?
    Go Snowhook Dogs and Junior!! WOO WOO

  20. B. Stover
    1:00 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Happy is an adjective. Happily is an adverb. Happiness is a noun. Love the English language.

  21. Whitey-Lance
    1:10 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    SiberH: Junior will be so excited to hear you’ve adopted him as your nephew. To think he has a pug side and a siber side to his heritage. You can’t go wrong with genes like that.

    The musher running the team is accustomed to going slower and taking longer breaks with the team he usually runs. AJ told him before he left the starting line that he didn’t want to see the team run full out, but expected a rests schedule of 4-5 hours. Given this race format, this would be a long rest schedule for AJ; Philip told AJ he’d never rested for such a short time before. We’re not worrit, yet. Philip usually comes in towards last place; he runs the dogs conservatively and I like knowing that about his dog care.

  22. Siber-H
    1:19 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    I cannot find the video Staff found of Cooke and his Sibers by any method other than using Staff’s link.
    Staff? How did you find it?

  23. B. Stover
    1:32 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    For those who like “Elementary,” there is a new episode on tonight after the (sigh) Super Bowl. It’s usually on on Thursdays and there is also another new episode scheduled for this Thursday. I don’t know why it’s on tonight. I usually watch it on On Demand.

    I watched the Yukon Quest story video (2012). It was interesting except that I’d rather have “live” audio than the song they play.

  24. B. Stover
    1:38 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    I watched Staff’s link. I love to hear the dogs and see how excited they are to race.

  25. c.hobbit
    1:43 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    I hope Zoe is enjoying her first full day back with the pack. I am happy for her and her family.

    I hope Rebecca can rest and get completely well. This will be a big month getting ready for the big race.

    I hope Rio will have some good adventures to tell us when he decides to return to the blog.

    I hope our warm weather continues (it is to get to +11 today!)

  26. Staff
    1:55 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Mr.Husky. I was on the Yukon Quest home page. Down the left side is a list of links. One says “View Yukon Quest video links” That is where I got it. I just scrolled down till I saw Rob Cooke’s name and 2013.

  27. dawson
    2:23 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Go to:Yukon Quest facebook page
    Click on: Recent Posts by Others
    Scroll down: several pages to 9 (maybe 10 now) hours ago;
    a post by Mike Gillette is
    a video titled, YQ 2013 – Living the Life, Rob Cooke.

    Off for a leisurely walk…

  28. c.hobbit
    3:04 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Will this youtube link work? Living the Life (Rob Cooke)

  29. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:12 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Burp!…Fried chicken for lunch!…snort!…Now someone is making spaghetti sauce and then she says she is going to make some kick-ass Queso dip just for us just for the Super bowl….Woooooo!…This is my favorite dip of all time…wheeze!

    Game!…What time does the game start here in mountain time?..snort!snort! …I hope there are Pug commercials…chuffle!

  30. Siber-H
    3:12 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Thanks Staff and Dawson!!

  31. Siber-H
    3:14 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Rio, The game starts at 4:30 our time.

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:30 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Crap!…Apparently it is too early to start the dip…grump!…So that means we are all going for a long miserable walk….gruffle!…This is all I need right now!

  33. Masquers
    4:33 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Riö, Don’t tell me you are still hungry after all those hot wings and beer we had last night. Burp.

  34. BearSpiritDog
    4:37 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    About the Time. Siber-H, Help…I’m confused…if it is 4:30 Mountain time and we are an hour later then…..

  35. dawson
    4:38 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Melanie: Funny Photo…OTAS&GLAD will make great parents!

    SnowhookBella: Looks like Philip Walters & the Snowhook Team are holding their own in the Tustumena 200. Good job doggies! Go Junior!

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:40 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Bear!…Kick-Off for you and Maskers will be 3:30pm your time…sniff!…You are one hour behind us…grunt!

  37. BearSpiritDog
    4:46 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Thanks, Rio!

  38. BearSpiritDog
    4:48 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Melanie: That Futurist photo looks a lot like YSAS.

  39. BearSpiritDog
    4:53 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Something to pass the time until Game Time.

  40. c.hobbit
    5:04 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Until we get a photo of “our” new Snowhook puppies, this will have to suffice.

  41. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:07 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Haiku!…That guy taking a dump looks amazingly familiar…sniff!sniff!

  42. BearSpiritDog
    5:10 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    C.Hobbit: Lovely little Pups! And thank you for the Rob Cook link.
    Staff: Great Yukon Quest link!

    Okay. Who’s hosting the Super Bowl Partee? Rio?
    I, for one, am getting Hungry.

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:24 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Dip!…Downstairs!….Woooo!…She is defying all the rules and has the crock-pot o’ queso down here with us!…snort!snort!…And a whole bag of taco chips too!…wheeze!…The excitement is too much for me to bear…gasp!

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:25 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Queso!…It is not done melting together yet…gurgle!…This is torture!

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:26 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Bear!…I do not believe there is enough queso dip for you and me pal…sniff!

  46. BearSpiritDog
    5:58 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Rio: The Plunderers can bring replenishments as needed. Hope you have a Big Screen TV.

    Barb: So Nice to hear from you. Home by Friday? How cool is that! We knew Magpie was in Good hands with the Super Sitter so no worries there. And Thanks to the invaluable Professional Blurring Lessons from Master Wolfie Proficient Blurrer this past year the Plunderers have been able to stop by to keep her company.

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:01 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Kick-Off!….The pre-kick-off show is on…grunt!…Now it is time for some chips and dips…wooooo!

  48. Macy the min-pin
    6:13 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    The Big Game is on
    Delicious tortilla chips
    What? These are not mine?

  49. Masquers
    6:17 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Lost my avatar on the latest mission, but now it is back and in 15 more minutes it will be game time All is right with the world.
    B: Nice to see Elementary on early for a change. We too must watch it On Demand or, in our case, On Line. Snicker

  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:30 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Winner!…My gut says The Ravens are going to take it…sniff!…I hate those guys…munch!munch!munch!…burp!

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:41 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Ravens!…Score first…grunt!sneeze!

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:46 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Gah!…Doritos went with a ghastly goat!….grump!

  53. BearSpiritDog
    6:50 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Rats! Missed the Commercial. Like Terry says, the most Important part of the game.

  54. Gus and BooBear
    7:02 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Go Niners!! We like their young quarterback.

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:09 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Weird!…So far the commercials have been weird…grunt!…Or is it just me?…munch!munch!munch!

  56. B. Stover
    7:18 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Masquers: Is 10PM early? Elementary is on at that time tonight and on Thursdays…EST.

    I hope both teams lose.

  57. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    7:31 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Commander Bee – big boys kicking little ball around is boring. Is time to take Porsche out for test ride, yes? Ve can stop for pie along vay.

  58. OleyHowlers
    7:33 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    We are for Ravens #51

  59. Melanie
    7:34 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Zoë has napped twice. I have napped once. We have both been reading.
    The Pack have been protecting us from something across the river.
    Are the beavers back?
    Delightful day.

  60. B. Stover
    7:43 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Natasha: Let’s go!

  61. Masquers
    7:48 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    B: Hmm…ten o’clock…is Elementary not on immediately following the game? It’s earlier here so maybe that’s the answer.
    I have yet to see a really kool commercial, but these snacks are very tasty.

  62. Gus and BooBear
    7:51 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    We hate Jacoby Jones! He lost so many games for the Texans when he played here. Now he’s playing in the Super Bowl. Come on Niners!!!

  63. B. Stover
    7:59 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Masquers: According to the TV Guide, Elementary is on right after the Super Bowl…which is listed here as 10PM.

  64. Masquers
    8:06 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    B: I think your 10 is my 7. Heh.
    We’ll see.

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:10 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Seizure!…Inducing half-time show is on….grunt!

  66. Masquers
    8:25 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Jeep…Excellent commercial…sniff.

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:34 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Jacoby!…Jones!…snort!…I wonder if Puss N’ Boots saw that last play…heh!heh!…109 yards for a touchdown…wheeze!

  68. OleyHowlers
    8:34 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    G&BB, heh heh

  69. Masquers
    8:42 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Power outage? What?

  70. Tupper and Gilly
    8:42 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    We want to know why, when the entertainment is someone like Beyonce or Janet Jackson, they are half naked and dancing with rather suggestive moves and “wardrode malfunctions”, but when the entertainment is make, we are stuck with the likes of the talented, but ancient “Who”…and dog knows we DONT want to see them half naked and dancing suggestively.
    How about for the next “big” halftime, we get some Chippendale’s dancers out there, dancing to the music from “The Full Monty”.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:43 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Lights-Out!….Now I know where Natasha and Stover are…heh!heh!…They literally pulled the plug on the Superbowl…snort!

  72. Tupper and Gilly
    8:44 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    “when the entertainment is MALE”…..sigh

  73. OleyHowlers
    8:45 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Hah! Now that’s funny!

  74. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    8:45 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    heh heh heh

  75. Gus and BooBear
    8:48 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Did y’all see J.Jones watching himself on the big screen while he was running that kickoff back? Can’t STAND that guy!

  76. BearSpiritDog
    8:49 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Royals! Wondering where you were.

    Gasp! Rio, you are right. This has the all the earmarks of the Borzoi and a certain Professor.

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:50 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Timing!…Too bad Natasha and Stover didn’t get there a little sooner and pull the plug on Beyonce…grunt!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:54 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Maskers!…This means Elementary will start a little later now…sniff!…I wonder if the Niners will use this time to wake up and make this a good game….chuffle!

  79. Macy the min-pin
    9:09 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    CAN ANYONE HEAR ME!!!!??????

  80. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    9:10 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Curses! Foiled again!

  81. Whitey-Lance
    9:18 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    What a busy day! Those of Snowhook that kept Rio company last night fortified by beer and hot wings, blurred back right before the reporter from a local news station arrived. We were chosen to feature in a series the news station is doing the week before the big race!

    Our team is at the last checkpoint before the finish line. One dog has been dropped, but we don’t know who, yet. AJ left a bit ago to drive back down to the finish line and wait for the team. They will likely cross the finish line in the middle of the night. Wheeze! Me? I’m going to take some more cold medicine after I do dog chores and try to get some rest.

  82. Tupper and Gilly
    9:20 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    (Geez – this yelling from New England to Texas is tough)

  83. BearSpiritDog
    9:25 pm on February 3rd, 2013


  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:26 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Newsreel!…How the heck are we going to get to see the news story featuring Snowhook?….hmmmm!

  85. BearSpiritDog
    9:27 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    SnowBella: Snowhook will soon be World Famous!

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:33 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Niners…Woooo!…The SF Niners have woken up and now the game is getting exciting (finally!)…heh!

  87. Whitey-Lance
    9:35 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Rio: The reporter said she would send us the link so we could see it. We get one channel, and it’s not her channel. I will pass along the link to you.

  88. BearSpiritDog
    9:38 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Budweiser. Good One! You can’t beat the Clydesdales.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Yippeee!…I can’t wait to see Snowhook on the news!…chuffle!

    Budweizer!…sniff!…What a great commercial with the really big horse…wheeze!..And one of our favorite songs too.

  90. Masquers
    9:41 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Fumble! Niners have it.

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:41 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Exciting!…The Ravens are Unraveling right before our eyes…heh!heh!

  92. Masquers
    9:45 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    They’re saying the lights out was a game changer…B and Nattie…could it be?

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:48 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Maskers!…From here it looks like the lights have gone out on your Avatar…heh!

    Jones!…He got creamed on that punt return. I bet Puss N’ Boots were happy to see that…snort!

  94. Masquers
    9:57 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    My avatar is okay from here. sniff.

    Word is a red Porsche was seen speeding away from the stadium.

  95. Whitey-Lance
    10:00 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Masquers, your avatar looks fine from here, too. And, Macy, we can hear you at the kennel.

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:00 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Clarkson!…I’m sure I just saw Clarkson in one of the advertisements for Elementary!…snort!…Does he get paid for that?…heh!

  97. BearSpiritDog
    10:01 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Guts…Glory…Ram. I liked it.

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:02 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Avatars!…I’m seeing a whole bunch of avatars as red x’s or just plain black boxes…wuffle!

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:05 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    OmDawg!…The Niners quarterback just scored!….Wooooo!….Going for two to take the lead…sniff!…NOPE!

  100. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:07 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Oh my, when the lights went out, I knew exactly what happened! Now, I would have expected this kind of prank from Nattie, but never from Professor Bee!

    Although I seem to remember a certain incident with Melanie and Bee and a cane….

  101. SnowBella
    10:09 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    I have suspected Professor B of having an nefarious side for quite some time, now.

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:29 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Dawg!…If the Niners keep cool and do not turn the ball over it looks very good for them….zow!

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:36 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Ravens!…I hate those Ravens…gah!

  104. Macy the min-pin
    10:37 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Please disregard the previous message from me. It appears that Belle got on and posted as me. Earlier today we had a disagreement and she BIT me. That bee och is on my last nerve, I’m telling you.

  105. Macy the min-pin
    10:37 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Oh, and hold em’ Ravens!

  106. Gus and BooBear
    10:45 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Well, damn!

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Baltimore!…Well, at least Wookie’s Dad is probably really happy…sniff!…I can’t think of anything else nice to say…grunt!

  108. Staff
    11:04 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    I think this is just the type of thing Nattie and B would think up. B seemed so mild and ivory towerish, but I think the real B has blossomed. heh. (Can bees blossom?)

    I am rooting for the Raven’s just because of the name but I really am right there with B and Nattie. sniff.

    Mr.Staff had pizza and beer and kept his leg up during the game.

    Is it over yet?

  109. Staff
    11:05 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    did anyone watch the Puppy Bowl? It is too cold in our basement, which is where the cable TV is, so it was not watched here.

  110. Macy the min-pin
    11:12 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    There were 2 yes 2 Min-pins. We were twirling here! Pup-pies, pup-pies!

  111. SnowBella
    11:24 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    I’m heading out to do dog chores. AJ will likely be home in the wee hours of the morning.

    Macy: What size are min-pin pups when they’re born? Our sled pups are about the size of a soda can.

  112. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    11:31 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Is most true. Supreme Commander Bee vas von who snuck by security and found master svitch. Vas very funny. Then ve put super glue in helmet of jones guy. He vas vay too arrogant. And ve all know how much Vorld’s Greatest Undercover Spy dislikes arrogance.
    Then ve snuck into locker rooms and hid all the undervear in freezer.
    That Bee – vhat a joker!

  113. Macy the min-pin
    11:40 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    Min pups are a comfortable little hand-full when born. We can’t think of a comparison item. Maybe a V-8 small can, plus head and legs.

  114. Wookie's Dad
    11:45 pm on February 3rd, 2013

    We are not unhappy with the outcome here in Chevy Chase, but truth be told, we would have preferred to see the Broncos in the Superbowl (we are big Peyton fans).
    Way to go, B.

  115. SnowBella
    12:59 am on February 4th, 2013

    Macy: I wonder if Mr. Redbone Hound’s ears were each as big as a soda can when he was born? All the better to wrap a certain min-pin with, no doubt.

    I’m waiting for our team to leave the last checkpoint and head for the finish line, but so far, no movement. Gah!

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