R.I.P.: Raksha

We were very sorry to hear of the death of Raksha, the beautiful coydog from Georgia who was Friend of the Month in March, 2012.

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153 Responses to “R.I.P.: Raksha”

  1. OleyHowlers
    8:25 am on January 21st, 2013

    Good morning. We are so sorry to hear of Raksha’s death. He is so beautiful.

    But it is a great day. We are wearing our very special bandanas today. And Snowhook is racing this weekend!!!!! Does it get any better than this?

  2. Barb & Maggie
    8:44 am on January 21st, 2013

    Raksha was very majestic. Sorry to hear about the passing. Does anyone know anything about the disposition of a coydog? Are they sort of like a wolf hybrid?

    Very cold here, single digits all day. Wonder if it is this cold in D.C. this morning.

    Tyb is up top with his red and white hat. He does not look thrilled to be wearing it!

  3. bluecat
    8:47 am on January 21st, 2013

    RIP Raksha. What a beautiful friend.

    Isn’t today the anniversary of the beginning of Chet’s blog? Inauguration Day 2009? If I’m right, Happy Anniversary Chet, Bernie, Spence, Admin, Plunderers, Lurkers and Everybody!

    If I’m wrong, have a good day anyway.

  4. B. Stover
    8:56 am on January 21st, 2013

    I love Raksha’s blue eyes. Requiescat in pace.

    Good morning everyone.

  5. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:13 am on January 21st, 2013

    Good morning, y’all! Sorry to hear about Raksha.

    Mom’s already doing wedding stuff. Something tells me it’s going to be a loooong 14 months!

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:20 am on January 21st, 2013

    Happy 4 year anniversary to the blog! Wow, hard to believe it has been that long. We joined early in 2010, maybe Feb. or March.

    Kirby, There is a lot of planning that goes into a wedding. Barb found out she will be staying at the Worthington in Fort Worth. Nephew’s wedding will be at TCU and reception at The Old Library. Is that anywhere close to the Texas bloggers?

  7. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:34 am on January 21st, 2013

    Grump!….Terrible day. Horrible day….wheeze!…I’m going back to bed where I belong…grump!

  8. Chet The Dog
    9:35 am on January 21st, 2013

    Admin: Yes, 4th anniversary of the blog (first post was Inauguration Day 2009 which was actually Jan. 20.) Thanks to all who make it what it is.

  9. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:36 am on January 21st, 2013

    What’s up, Rio? Football hangover???

  10. Barb & Maggie
    9:46 am on January 21st, 2013

    Good news, it is going to be close to 40 degrees in Washington today for the Inauguration ceremony. Here the wind chill makes it seem like 10-15 below! Glad they don’t have our weather.

  11. Wookie's Dad
    9:47 am on January 21st, 2013

    Sad news about Raksha. But happy fourth anniversary to the blog. What a remarkable and amazing and memorable four years it has been. Debbie LM was one of the very, very early posters along with C. Harris and B. Stover, if memory serves me correct, and Wookie of Chevy Chase probably had his first post a few weeks later.

  12. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:59 am on January 21st, 2013

    Mom and I joined the party a little late, but even during the time we’ve been here we’ve all accomplished alot (that’s for B)!!! The quilt stands out, of course, but we’ve also had lots of parties and missions. And we ran the Iditarod, kind of.

    There’s just one thing we haven’t done: We haven’t found out who killed Ratko and Albie!!!

  13. B. Stover
    10:04 am on January 21st, 2013

    Yes, happy anniversary to Chet’s Blog and all of us!

  14. Staff
    10:07 am on January 21st, 2013

    I wasn’t here for the first post. I came in later that year. I remember going back and looking at it. Some days they had only 2 or 3 posts!

    We are sorry to hear about Raksha. I remember thinking that a CoyDog sounded very interesting.

    I wonder if her person is a lurker?

    And our booties are going to be used soon! Whoo Hoo remember to Shake your BOOTY for the booties.

    We has a donation last night and an off of another one this morning. If someone will donate 25.00 today it will be matched by a wonderful plunderer….So get to work and count your treat money. 25 dollars will be matched.
    (Even if it comes in 5$ increments)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1YXcD0njts

  15. Terry Ballard
    10:08 am on January 21st, 2013

    A beautiful dog with haunting eyes. Rest in peace. Makes my want to get up and give Yuji a big hug. Yuji has a new friend now, as Brad’s mommy got through the mourning period and brought home Haley, a rescue sheltie with the most amazing white fur. Haley had a miserable life creating puppies in a puppy mill, and she is slowly responding to the love and stability in her furever home.

  16. B. Stover
    10:09 am on January 21st, 2013

    The Astrid case…sigh.

    I threw out a combination of dried fruit, raw sunflower seeds and thistle. The birds are having a riot. The wind chill is 7 here and it was snowing. I blinked and the sun is now shining.

    Cheer up Rio.

  17. Wose
    10:12 am on January 21st, 2013

    Hey Youse Guys!

    Very sorry to hear about Raksha’s passing. What a handsome dog!

    Rio! The prizes by your friend and B are gorgeous!

    Happy 4th Anniversary to Chet’s blog!!! I am so glad I caught up with youse! I have no idea when I found you all…

    My dear Masquers, you were up top earlier. Spence, Rio and Wookie are at the ball game with a big tray of hot wings in front of them!!

    Oh, Rio, is your friend home from the busy place today?

    The Prof and I started Iditarod shopping yesterday. Just need Stormy Kromers and boots for the Prof.

    Rebecca: Glad you are back home, and AJ is running a race! Wooooooooeeee! Next post office run, check for an itty- bitty envelope from New York!

  18. Barb & Maggie
    10:12 am on January 21st, 2013

    Haley is beautiful, and how wonderful that she gets a second chance for a good life. Puppy mills are beyond awful. Hope there is karma for those people.

  19. Wose
    10:15 am on January 21st, 2013

    What a beautiful dog Haley is! Glad Yuji and Haley are becoming friends, and that Brad’s mom is healing.

  20. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:19 am on January 21st, 2013

    Grump!…sniff!…My friend was not happy this morning when she had to get up and go to the screwed up busy-place…gruffle!…Beau and I hate Mondays…sneeze!

  21. Princess Sam
    10:38 am on January 21st, 2013

    It’s hockey season here. The Sabers won their first game and beat the Flyers. Rio and Siber-H, want to become hockey fans?

  22. Macy the min-pin
    10:47 am on January 21st, 2013

    Barb!!! The Worthington? Nice digs and only about 20 minutes from our house. Maybe???

  23. Staff
    10:50 am on January 21st, 2013

    Hey Sam. The Minnesota Wild are 2 and zip. heh heh heh

  24. Staff
    10:51 am on January 21st, 2013

    Wow! Barb and Macy can meet! Don’t forget your badges ladies…

  25. OleyHowlers
    10:53 am on January 21st, 2013

    Haley really isbeautiful, and it is so good she escaped the puppy mill, poor girl.

    Ha ha Rio! Cheer up…Snowhook will be racing this weekend.

  26. OleyHowlers
    10:54 am on January 21st, 2013

    It is 27 here, with a wind chill of 22. That can be mighty cold when you stand in it for hours and hours, so we are glad it is so much warmer in D.C.

  27. Staff
    10:59 am on January 21st, 2013

    Yikes! I went shopping last night around 8 pm because it was supposed to be COLD today. Now it is -10 and the wind chill is -32. Glad I can stay in!

  28. Staff
    11:01 am on January 21st, 2013

    Yup, It is COLD!

  29. Wose
    11:02 am on January 21st, 2013

    Rio! That stinks that your friend has to work today. GRRRRRRRRRRR!

    That was a very nice picture of Beau last night. He really seems to love his new bear toy.

  30. Wose
    11:04 am on January 21st, 2013

    We are starting our cold streak of weather today. The highs will not even get to freezing, and snow is being forecast. The Prof and I can give our Alaska gear a try this week.

  31. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:05 am on January 21st, 2013

    Down!…My friend just sent me a text on my little Go-Phone…sniff!…Nothing is working at the busy-place so she is just sitting there searching for another job…grunt!…It’s not even the busy-season at the busy-place. The new system is going to crumble when busy-season hits…snort!

  32. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:06 am on January 21st, 2013

    Rose!…You mean my Bear-Toy…sniff!

  33. Tupper and Gilly
    11:06 am on January 21st, 2013

    It’s always sad when one who has touched our little neighborhood of the blog is gone. Sending hugs to Raksha’s owner. We hope you will take comfort from all of our messages to you.

    Haley! Welcome Home! May your heart and spirit heal quickly with the medicine of love.

    Howlers – Special bandanas? Do tell.

    Macy and Barb – woo Hoo!!!! We are happy for both of you….and very envious too.

  34. OleyHowlers
    11:34 am on January 21st, 2013

    T&G, Ask your mama to check her SDD.

  35. Siber-H
    12:06 pm on January 21st, 2013

    We are sorry about the loss of Raksha…a beautiful dog.

    Happy Fourth Anniversary to the blog!! Thank you Spence, Chet, and Barnie. You guys make this all possible.

    Terry, we love the stories with a happy ending…Haley.

  36. Jasper the Poodle
    12:06 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Greetings from the snowy and chilly middle of the mitten, dear plunderers. Mom is feeling much better. No fever, no vicodin for 24 hours, pain is resolving, tonsils are much less swollen and her voice is back. She will still make an appt to see the doc today or tomorrow and then back to her busy place tomorrow.

    Today is a holiday for mom and she is so very thankful that the blog powers came together and got her this entertaining job with the state. Her recent cases have been an interesting mix of long term non-performing managers who have been issued the 90-day-get-it-together-or-get-gone discipline and people who think it’s okay to surf the internet all day instead of work. Mom thinks the employee who is surfing websites like richmen.com and meetme should get back to work and quit wasting the taxpayers moolah.

    Mom had home made chicken soup for lunch and plans on home made beef soup for dinner. Her throat still can’t handle anything scratchy.

    Time for my afternoon nappy.

  37. Siber-H
    12:17 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Sam, Yes, I am giving thought to becomming a hockey fan. I have to find some teams on tv to cheer for. I would, of course, support the Denver team, but I could cheer for the Sabers also…I like the name, Sabers.
    All one has to do is change the “a” in it to an “i” and, woo la, they would be the Sibers.
    Hockey seems to me to be just soccer on ice

    A Sled Dog Race this weekend!! It doesn’t get any better than that.

  38. dawson
    12:46 pm on January 21st, 2013

    So long to Coydog, a beautiful friend of ours. Condolences to Coydog’s family.
    Chet the Dog: Thanks for our blog family.
    Terry: Welcome to Haley – a future Friend of Chet.

  39. BearSpiritDog
    1:18 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Happy 4 Year Blog Anniversary Fellow Plunderers & Lurkers!!!
    We briefly dropped by circa 2010…then became a regular late February 2011. Wow! Two years already.
    Thank you Chet & Bernie, Spence & Admin for this wonderful blog opportunity.

    Sad news from Chet about our former FOTM, a very beautiful member of the nation within. Sending thoughts of comfort to the one who is missing dear Raksha.

    Terry: Haley is so fortunate to have found such a loving home. And now Yuji has a new best friend too.

  40. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:22 pm on January 21st, 2013

    I’m so sorry for all of you who have cold weather. Here it’s 57 degrees with a beautiful blue sunny sky.

    Mom just got off the phone with the steeplechase lady. She says next year’s race should be March 29. I hope she’s right! If she’s wrong and they make it on my girl’s wedding day, it’s going to be a mess and a half around here!!!

  41. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:46 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Blue!…Now I know why I am so disgruntled today…grunt!…It’s Blue Monday…sniff!…I had to read the news to find this out…((sigh))

  42. Masquers
    1:52 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Kirby T: Paws crossed all goes well on one of the biggest days of your girl’s life.
    AJ racing this weekend and Junior’s on the team!
    Bella: Which one is it?
    Rose: Staff’s photo this morning reminds me of Tyb in “that hat”.
    Cheer up, Riö, tomorrow’s Tuesday and time for another episode of Justified.

  43. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:55 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Junior!…Is going to be in his first race??…snort!snort!…Why am I always the last to know?…grump!…Which race is this and how can we follow it?

  44. Wookie's Dad
    2:06 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Just got word that Wookie and a bunch of others met Raksha at the bridge and safely guided him across.

  45. Junior
    2:08 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Rio: I am crossing my paws that I will be on the roster to run in the Northern Lights 300 race that starts on Friday. My Lady and Giant are going to prepare for the race today including cutting beef and chicken skins and packing drop bags. Woo and hoo!

    My Lady agrees with Wookie’s dad that Raksha received a warm welcome.

  46. OleyHowlers
    2:09 pm on January 21st, 2013
  47. OleyHowlers
    2:13 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Are more booties needed now that there is a race?

    We are soooooo excited!

  48. BearSpiritDog
    2:14 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Thank you, 00Wookie, for always taking the lead.

  49. Siber-H
    2:22 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Junior, I’m keeping my paws crossed for you. GO JUNIOR!!!

  50. Barb & Maggie
    2:30 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Macy, I hope we named the right place. I think it is the Worthington Renaissance Hotel. Is that the same place?

    Barb says you should definitely meet up. What about G & B’s folks? Aren’t they nearby too? I believe Barb will be there Nov 15 and 16. The wedding is on Sat. the 16th, and then will fly back Sunday.

  51. BearSpiritDog
    2:34 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Another Plunderer Meet & Greet in the works!

  52. Staff
    2:54 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Wow I am reading the Race rules at the Northern Lights 300. I got sort of overwhelmed. One step at at time Rebecca and AJ. It looks like they will be heading out tomorrow. Vet checks are Wednesday. Golly Gee it is soon!

    Whoo hooo

    SHAKE YOUR BOOTY….

    Remember any donations up to 25.00 will be matched TODAY!!! (so far no matching…sniff)

  53. Staff
    2:58 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Looks like Justin will be Bib number 38. Isn’t that what he was last year?

  54. Abbiethekitty
    3:01 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Looks like Justin will be Bib number 38. Isn’t that what he was last year?

  55. Alice M. Johnson
    3:02 pm on January 21st, 2013

    This is my niece’s puppy. She thinks she is a Lab Whippet mix. Named Scout. (A Catty Librarian’s daughter)

    Scout had lots of trouble feeling safe when she first came but now she has one of those thunder jackets and LOVES it.

  56. BearSpiritDog
    3:13 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Abbie: You & Staff…great minds think alike…either that or it’s kind of a Double Dawson. Check your SDD in a minute.
    Cute Puppy!

  57. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:15 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Alice!…Check your kitty-kat-Sdd…snort!

  58. Siber-H
    3:21 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Staff, Check your SDD

  59. Raksha's Bestfriend
    3:33 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Thank you all so much for your concern. Its eerie how I can still hear her howls and still think she’s going to come out of her den anytime I go out. My family is still mourning and disbelief,but healing has begun. It’s her mate I’m worried for the most, never been the same since. So say a little prayer if you can and any advice to help him is welcome. As for as anyone interested in coydogs, patience, patience, and understanding. Every coydog is different,but expect way of behavior. She dug own den(buy a doghouse if you want,but she hardly used it and kiss your perfect lawn goodbye, her den is 6 feet wide and one and half feet from top to bottom, with multiple rooms and 2 exits, she was quite the architect!),expect alot of hunting and eating prey(no cats,rabbits,bigs, or even small dogs under any exceptions! She once tried to nab a Jack Russel for a snack *shudder*. Their instinct is to catch their dinner and that they will do, oh, and they bury some for later so you might be in for a nasty surprise in your a garden like my mom.And if they have puppies they will regurgitate) no real barking just short howls and really interesting yips, and most importantly this is a 1 master animal, will not tolerate being given away or even another person outside her “pack” attempting to touch her. She was a beautiful animal that adopted us as her pack. She would stand vigil while we sleep checking our breathing hourly, she showed more affection by rubbing against us than liking, mated for life with our American Bulldog(even with communication problems)think twice before trying to find one.I can go on and on about how much of a blessing she still is. Once more, thank you all and your dogs :]

  60. dawson
    3:35 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Princess Sam and Eleanor Roofsevelt up top!

    Staff & Abbie: A new twist on the Double Dawson!

  61. Alice M. Johnson
    3:41 pm on January 21st, 2013

    YAAAHOOOO

    Match for the Shake your bootie fund. Now we are at 1155.00. yeeeHawwww…

  62. Alice M. Johnson
    3:44 pm on January 21st, 2013

    And…
    YAAAHOOOO

    Match for the Shake your bootie fund. Now we are at 1205.00. yeeeHawwww…

  63. Alice M. Johnson
    3:51 pm on January 21st, 2013

    And… yet again.
    YAAAHOOOOoooooooooooo

    Match for the Shake your bootie fund. Now we are at 1255.00. yeeeHawwww…

    http://funnypugvideos.com/pug-running-in-snow-round-rock-tx-2011/

    Hint…we have one more 25.00 donation to match. 😀

  64. OleyHowlers
    3:57 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Raksha’s best friend: thank you for sharing. We understand what a loss this is for her mate. Sasha was never the same after she lost her mate, but she took on a mentor and leader role for the rest of us. She found a different, but worthy, purpose that way.

  65. Mollypop's Mom
    4:00 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Mollypop started on this blog shortly after the inauguration, but lurked for a while.

    Here’s info on the dog sled racing right here. I’m going to try to go.

    Date January 26-27, 2013
    Race Trappers Special Sled Dog Race
    Location Allegany State Park, Salamanca, New York, USA
    Purse Organizers Canadian American Sledders
    Address 790 E. Valley Rd., Smethport, PA 16749
    Contact Steve Aharrah
    Phone 814-887-5570
    Email canadian_americansledders@hotmail.com
    Web http://www.canadian-americansledders.com/
    Sprint 6 Dog Pro (6 miles); 4 Dog Pro (4 miles); 6 Dog Purebred (6 miles); 4 Dog Purebred (4 miles); 2-6 Dog Rec (4 miles); 2 Dog Jr. (4 miles);
    Skijoring 1-2 Dog (4 miles)
    Distance 8-12 Dog (28 miles); 6 Dog Rec “Saturday Only” (15 miles)
    Notes Pro Classes are ISDRA Sanctioned.

  66. Staff
    4:00 pm on January 21st, 2013

    If we get that last 25.00 matched we will be at 1305. That would be only 195 left to go to reach our goal of 1500. Wow oh wow this matching thing really worked well. Thanks so much to the plunderer who put up the matching funds. She knows who she is.

    I think I am going to go have a shower. All these dogs running in snow got me all lathered up. Yip yip yipEEEEE

  67. Mollypop's Mom
    4:01 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Mollypop started on this blog shortly after the inauguration, but lurked for a while.

    Here’s info on the dog sled racing right here. I’m going to try to go.

    Date January 26-27, 2013
    Race Trappers Special Sled Dog Race
    Location Allegany State Park, Salamanca, New York, USA
    Purse Organizers Canadian American Sledders
    Address 790 E. Valley Rd., Smethport, PA 16749
    Contact Steve Aharrah
    Phone 814-887-5570

    Web http://www.canadian-americansledders.com/
    Sprint 6 Dog Pro (6 miles); 4 Dog Pro (4 miles); 6 Dog Purebred (6 miles); 4 Dog Purebred (4 miles); 2-6 Dog Rec (4 miles); 2 Dog Jr. (4 miles);
    Skijoring 1-2 Dog (4 miles)
    Distance 8-12 Dog (28 miles); 6 Dog Rec “Saturday Only” (15 miles)
    Notes Pro Classes are ISDRA Sanctioned.

  68. Staff
    4:05 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Annnndddd

    HoooooYAH!

    Another donation came in for 5.00 and it was matched, which leaves 20 available for matching.

    Heh heh heh…

  69. Alice M. Johnson
    4:06 pm on January 21st, 2013

    The total is now 1315.00. 185 left to our goal….
    Staff sometimes has trouble with the math.

  70. Siber-H
    4:07 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Raksha’s bestfriend, Thank you for telling us about her. We are so sorry for your loss. Hugs

  71. Melanie
    4:13 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Hmmm . . I just seem to be lurking lately. So tired. Will take a nap and then try to remember what I was going to say.

  72. BearSpiritDog
    4:28 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Raksha’s Bestfriend: Thank you for the very interesting background on Raksha and her Coydog ancestry.
    Sending prayers of comfort for her mate and “the pack” she left behind.

  73. SnowBella
    4:37 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Raksha’s Best Friend: When you think you hear Raksha’s howls, it is just your girl checking on you from the other side of the Bridge. She is still with you.

  74. Masquers
    4:45 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Bestfriend of Raksha: We are all feeling your sorrow.

    Melanie: It seems everything is catching up with you now…hope you will be feeling more energetic very soon.
    Jasper: Good to hear your mom is feeling well enough to go back to the busy place, although we are sure you would rather have her home with you, you, you.

    Very excited about the Northern Lights 300! (what a kool name)

  75. Alice M. Johnson
    4:47 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Ahhh I mean that that last matched 5 makes it 1265.00 and there is 235.00 left to go. Maybe kats were not meant to do math. heh.

  76. Masquers
    5:03 pm on January 21st, 2013
  77. Masquers
    5:06 pm on January 21st, 2013

    What happened to my post?

  78. Barb & Maggie
    5:08 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Alice, We have a check we will be sending to Rebecca, so we will add another $5.00 to it for the booties. Add that to your matching fund.

  79. Barb & Maggie
    5:11 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Raksha’s folks, thant you for letting us know more about her. She will be very missed.

  80. Junior
    5:24 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Ahem…My Lady informs me I will be in the team this weekend. She said it is my first race! I have no idea what to expect. Do I need to pack extra eyebrows? These are things I don’t know as a rookie runner. I asked Belle Starr for advice, but she was no help. W.L. told me to do what I’ve been doing and I will be fine.

  81. Melanie
    5:44 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Go with WL’s advice. Otherwise you will be packing a great deal of sparkly stuff.

  82. Junior
    5:47 pm on January 21st, 2013

    W.L. also told me to stay with the team. Always stay with the team. Always.

  83. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:51 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Junior!….I’m so proud of you boy!…sniffle!…Be sure to get extra food while you are on the trail!…yeep!

  84. Charlie
    6:08 pm on January 21st, 2013

    B: I’ve blurred over to your lazy chair, but have one favor to ask. Can you not turn the pages so quickly when you’re reading? English isn’t my first language and I don’t read that fast.

  85. Junior
    6:13 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Rio: My Lady tried to get a photo of me after she told me the big news about the race. The photo didn’t turn out so well. One of us wouldn’t hold still.

  86. Masquers
    6:31 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Junior: Are you in training to be a team leader?

  87. Siber-H
    6:32 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Congratulations Junior!!!

  88. Macy the min-pin
    6:42 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Barb…G and BB folks are about 4 or 5 hours away. Texas is a really big state.

    You have the right name of the hotel, ritzy place. There are several nice places to meet nearby. The Worthington is near THE entertainment and eating area, Sundance Square.

    Excited dance.

  89. B. Stover
    6:48 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Charlie: How about if I read to you.

  90. Charlie
    6:51 pm on January 21st, 2013

    B: That would be perfect, and I’ll make sure you don’t float away.

  91. Wose
    6:54 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Whoooooooohooooooooo, Junior!

  92. Belle Starr
    7:00 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Wose: What do you think is wrong with the racing advice I gave Junior? You would think he would appreciate everything I have to say.

  93. Tupper and Gilly
    7:13 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Very interesting info about coy dogs. She was truly a beauty too.

    Junior – ummm – not sure WL of the wandering eye and paw is the best source of information. But if you can be as smart as your Lady, and as brave as your Giant, and as tenacious as your namesake- well, the race is as good as won.

    Shake shake shake
    Shake shake shake
    Shake your Bootie
    Shake your Bootie….

    (Don’t the lyrics of those 70’s songs just exude deep meaning and relevance?)

  94. dawson
    7:20 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Congratulations Junior!

    Coydog’s Best Friend: Thank you for letting us know more about your best friend.

  95. Junior
    7:21 pm on January 21st, 2013

    T&G: My Lady says somethings are timeless. My Lady is also blushing at your compliment.

  96. Wose
    7:23 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Belle Starr, sometimes men have a hard time dealing with female intuition.

  97. Wose
    7:25 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Up top, my dear friends Bear Spirit Dog and Masquers!

  98. Pancho
    7:30 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Today is a proud day for we thieves. Lefty doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry at today’s events, but for me it is all pride. Morgan showed she has been paying attention to the lessons we—Lefty and I—have tried to teach her. This morning, my mama filled Lefty’s dog dish and moved onto the next dog. Morgan, Lefty’s neighbor walked over to Lefty’s dog dish, grabbed it with her teeth and hauled it over to her area. Thief! She made quick work of impersonating a hoover. Lefty just stood there in shock. Morgan made no apologies. My mama filled Lefty’s dish again and again, Morgan made for Lefty’s bowl. Mama put a stop to it, saying the vacuum (aka Morgan) had enough.

  99. Lefty
    7:30 pm on January 21st, 2013

    The student has become the master.

  100. dawson
    7:32 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Oh no!
    Is this Monday?
    I was supposed to draw a winner of the Iditarod Map after my leisurely brunch. I forgot both. So without further ado I will reach into the hat…Gus & BooBear win the Map! Congratulations guys. My Staff will get that out to you sometime before the big race.

  101. Wose
    7:36 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Congratulations, Gus & BooBear!

    I know, Rio, I never win anything either.

  102. Alice M. Johnson
    7:38 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Barb and Maggie, Got your extra 5.00. Thanks so much. We are now at 1275.00. YeeeHaw!

    Remember everyone. Every donation, no matter how small, gets a name in the hat for maybe winning the lovely, the beautiful, the blinged out cap from Tupper and Gilly….

    There is 15.00 left to be matched.

  103. Belle Starr
    7:39 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Wose: Maybe when you come to live with me next week, you and I can make Junior see reason. Wearing sparkles has always served me well. Why wouldn’t it help him run faster?

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:41 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Junior!…He needs to take a few lessons from Morgan…heh!snort!heh!

  105. Alice M. Johnson
    7:44 pm on January 21st, 2013

    And for that last 5.00 donation, a running pug picture

  106. Wose
    7:45 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Sparkles would make Junior run faster, light the Giant’s way, and make him leap tall buildings in a single bound….Don’t worry Belle Starr, together we will make Junior see the light.

    It might be a little longer than next week when I come to live with you…..

  107. Alice M. Johnson
    7:45 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Except with Australian Shepherds. (I couldn’t find an English Shepherd running in snow.)

  108. Alice M. Johnson
    7:46 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Except with Australian Shepherds. (I couldn’t find an English Shepherd running in snow.)


  109. Barb & Maggie
    7:49 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Macy, Not sure if my post showed up, but we will fine tune a meeting later when time is closer. Save the morning of the 16th of November. That might be the easiest time to get away. Wedding will be in the afternoon, and I think we will be going to the rehersal dinner the night before. Maybe coffee or lunch on that Saturday?

    Will get a check off to Rebecca this week. Trying to get things wrapped up before next Tuesday.

  110. Alice M. Johnson
    7:51 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Oh my Dog I think I posted that picture 4 times. Luckily the last two are awaiting moderation. Why didn’t it tell me it was a duplicate post for the last one? Mike Baker must be taking a nap.

  111. Belle Starr
    7:52 pm on January 21st, 2013

    B&M: My Four-Legged says the Smoochers will be with you when they start making you count backwards from 100 to when you wake up with a bionic knee. I am also to tell you that we will do our best not to go after the tennis balls on your post-surgery walker. I am to tell you that, but I make no promises.

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:55 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Sparkles!…No!No!No!…snort!…No sprarkles on Junior. Especially on his very first race…grunt!

  113. Barb & Maggie
    7:56 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Thank you Belle Starr. All help greatly appreciated. Maggie makes no promises with tennis balls either, although her obsession leans more towards socks.

  114. Belle Starr
    7:59 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Maggie: We’ll try to get our paws on some of those anti-slip hospital socks for you.

  115. Belle Starr
    8:00 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Rio: Okay, okay, we’ll save the sparkles for Junior’s second race.

  116. Wose
    8:01 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Barb, I will be the first to tell you, the Smoochers are the best medicine!

  117. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:01 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Gah!…No Sparkles! Ever!…grunt!

  118. Barb & Maggie
    8:06 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Can we reserve the Smoochers for next Tuesday? Hospital stay will continue till Friday, but not sure how long they can stay away from home.

  119. Luna
    8:13 pm on January 21st, 2013

    B&M: You are on our calendar. We can be there as long as you need.

  120. Princess Sam
    8:15 pm on January 21st, 2013

    I’m available. Nobody here loves me anymore.

  121. Gus & BooBear
    8:35 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Wow!! We won!! We actually won!!! Thanks, Dawson, so much! Let me know if Staff needs the address..

    And, Staff, we will donate the last $20.00 to the match fund. And if it is already taken, we will still donate the $20.00 to the shake your bootie fund. We will paypal Rebecca shortly.

    Macy and Barb, Mom just may decide to come to Dallas/FortWorth for the mini plunderer meet and greet!! Her sister lives in Dallas and she can plan a visit the same weekend. Barb, what weekend is the wedding? It’s this fall, isn’t it?

  122. Siber-H
    8:38 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Let me repeat something Rio has already said….No sparkles for Junior ever.

    Junior, There is something you need to realize…Belle Starr is not a sled dog. She may look like one, but her heart belongs to the world of bling. She does do good works, but pulling a sled, nah

  123. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:39 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Sammie!…What exactly are you talking about…sniff!…Everyone here loves and adores you…wuffle!…I especially like your ski jacket and if you don’t want that anymore, I will gladly take it off yer paws…wheeze!

  124. Gus and BooBear
    8:41 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Princess Sam, what is wrong in your neck of the woods? You have your Mom, your Aunt Mollysmom and your girl!

  125. Masquers
    8:43 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Rose: Thank you for noticing.

    Maggie: Some of us will be with Barb throughout her hospital stay and beyond.

  126. Barb & Maggie
    8:43 pm on January 21st, 2013

    G & B, Barb sent you a personal email, but the wedding is Nov. 16th. This could be so exciting! We’re jumping, we’re skipping!

    Nighty noodle for now. Barb is heading over to spend the night at Josh’s. They are going to Florida tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. for a 3 day business trip. Barb has babysitting duty tomorrow till 4:00 p.m., then Jess’s mom and sister take over. Back tomorrow.

  127. Belle Starr
    8:49 pm on January 21st, 2013

    SiberH: What do you mean, I’m not a sled dog?

  128. Gus and BooBear
    8:55 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Well, duh! Just re-read the posts and see the wedding is in November! Mom is going to try to go and meet up with Barb and Macy’s mom!

  129. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:59 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Barb!…Don’t jumpt too high while you are twirling or they will have to replace the other knee…sneeze!

  130. Siber-H
    9:04 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Belle Starr, Ok, you are a sled dog like I am…You don’t actually pull a sled. I live the high life in the desert, and you run around the country with a sparkly, pink backpack.

  131. Gus and BooBear
    9:06 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Sammie?

  132. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:06 pm on January 21st, 2013

    OH!…Brother!…sniff!…I need a big mayonaise jar o’ Shine.

  133. BearSpiritDog
    9:06 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Rio: Check your SDD when able.

    We are calling it a night. Sled Dog Dreams everyone.

  134. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:18 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Bear!…And Maskers thank you for your generously sweet donation…heh!heh!…Someone is seriously close to winning the first prize!….woooo!

  135. Redbone Hound
    9:21 pm on January 21st, 2013

    OK Brother Rio – one jar o’shine,comin’ up

  136. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:26 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Brother!…You are a life saver…snort!snort! and double snort!

  137. Princess Sam
    9:28 pm on January 21st, 2013

    We had a great weekend, then I thought my girl went to work at Wegmans, then Molly’s Mom went away. My Girl hasn’t come back. I’ve been deserted!

  138. Gus and BooBear
    9:45 pm on January 21st, 2013

    We’re sorry, Sammie. At least your girl hasn’t left for Prague. We’re sure when she goes there, you will be going along. You will need more sweaters and jackets.

  139. Belle Starr
    9:45 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Wookie and Rio in bowties and Tyb up top!

    Wose: Please check your SDD!

    SiberH: My Two-Legged spent the last hour telling me the same thing you told me. She showed me a dog sled, but told me just because I’ve seen a dog sled doesn’t make me a sled dog. Sheesh, you think you have things figured out then someone brings out flip charts.

  140. Macy the min-pin
    10:39 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Gus, et. al, and Barb…Partee in Cowtown!!!

  141. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Bellie!…Flip charts!…heh!snort!heh!….Good one.

  142. Belle Starr
    10:57 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Another Plunderer gathering in the making! How wonderful!

    Rio: Some of life’s biggest realizations have come as a result of flip charts.

  143. Alice M. Johnson
    10:57 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Dear Gus and BooBear. Your last 20.00 will be matched. Our mysterious matcher will match with her last 15.00 and I will match the last 5.00. Thanks so much for the Shake your Bootie funds. And we are really jealous that you might get to meet up with other Plunderers. This is the Second time you have had a meet and great.

    YAHOOOOOOooooOOooOOooOOOoooo

    The Shake Your Booty fund is now up to 1315.00. That means we only need 185.00 more.

    If anyone else decides to do a match send me an email. ;-D

    In honor of Gus and BooBear and their wonderful family…SledKats!

  144. Alice M. Johnson
    10:59 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Dear Gus and BooBear. Your last 20.00 will be matched. Our mysterious matcher will match with her last 15.00 and I will match the last 5.00. Thanks so much for the Shake your Bootie funds. And we are really jealous that you might get to meet up with other Plunderers. This is the Second time you have had a meet and great.

    YAHOOOOOOooooOOooOOooOOOoooo

    The Shake Your Booty fund is now up to 1315.00. That means we only need 185.00 more.

    If anyone else decides to do a match send me an email. ;-D

    In honor of Gus and BooBear and their wonderful family…SledKats!

  145. Belle Starr
    11:02 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Sled Kats! I better show them the flip charts.

  146. Alice M. Johnson
    11:02 pm on January 21st, 2013

    Oh CArpola,
    I did it again. Each time I posted the post disappeared and then I thought I hadn’t hit submit. So I hit submit. Yikes. And probably because somehow 2 picture links got on the second post it went through. Again. I think it is time for me to go get ready for bed.

    Lows tomorrow morning -15 to -20 with wind chills around -26 to -29. High tomorrow 2.

    I think the long fleece jammies tonight.

  147. Gus and BooBear
    11:04 pm on January 21st, 2013

    WooHoo! Booties all almost paid for. Now to concentrate on getting AJ some yumyums and a dog or two sponsored! How many dogs have been sponsored so far?

  148. Gus and BooBear
    11:24 pm on January 21st, 2013

    PayPal payment sent to Rebecca for the bootie fund!

    We forgot to mention that we started with the blog not long after it started, but not quite as early as Debbie LM and B. But it was only a month or so we think. Like several others, we lurked for awhile before we started posting. And, unlike some others, we have NOT missed Astrid. We would much rather have a new e-story!

    Now, it’s good night guys.

  149. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:28 am on January 22nd, 2013

    What a day on the blog. First, sad tears for the beautiful Raksha. Teddie emailed me that the Homecoming over the Bridge was exceptionally joyful. It isn’t ever day that a coy dog crosses.

    And then, tears of of laughter over Staff, Alice and Abbie’s math and DD photos.

  150. Belle Starr
    1:36 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Wolfie: I bet Raksha was offered some cheese as a welcome.

  151. Wose
    7:10 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Belle Starr, checked and responded!

  152. Wose
    7:13 am on January 22nd, 2013

    Sammie, you are loved very much at this here blog, especially me, because you are the fluffiest of Smoochers!

  153. プラダ
    8:28 pm on August 16th, 2013

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