Random Number Generator

“Got the random number generator heating up?” Spence says. “Just about time to pick Chet’s new Friend of the Month from all the friends in the gallery. And might as well remind everyone that the friend’s photo is displayed in the special box over on the right for the whole month and the friend’s human companion gets a signed copy of The Dog Who Knew Too Much.”

“It’s overheating, actually,” Admin says. “I’m going to have to take it apart, but my guess is it needs a new transposer.”

“Transposer?”

“Or possibly a reductivor – won’t know till I get in there. Right now I’m having trouble just getting the damn cover off of the – “

What was that? A sort of KA-BOOM? Uh-oh.

Welcome Kat the dog.

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130 Responses to “Random Number Generator”

  1. dawson
    9:26 am on December 31st, 2011

    Laika! You have been a gorgeous Friend of the Month.

    Maybe that random number generator will go all wonky and pick out more than one FOM.

    Kat the dog and Tyb’s pictures are wonderful. So many new friends and all so good looking.

  2. Tyb
    9:29 am on December 31st, 2011
  3. dawson
    9:35 am on December 31st, 2011

    Tyb: I would stay up until midnight if you were my date.

  4. OleyHowlers
    9:44 am on December 31st, 2011

    Hey Dawson and Tyb, end of the year !!! Tyb, you are looking oh so dapper and handsome. Thanks for that card.
    Now at least Kat will have a name when she wins FOM tomorrow ! Will tomorrow’s FOM be FOY and stay up all thru 2012?

  5. Melanie
    9:48 am on December 31st, 2011

    I think Chet should hide under the table.

    TYB, you look dashing.

    Christmas decorations . . Hmm. Well, our Christmas have become winter wreaths, and our Christmas lights outside on the tree have become Winter lights. We’re leaving those up until Dan comes home.

    Inside? Hmmmm. Maybe the Zombie infested Christmas village can become a SK Maine village.

    Anyhoo, Happy Newf Year one and all!
    http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcard.asp?code=3288998687063&source=jl999

  6. BearSpiritDog
    9:52 am on December 31st, 2011

    It’s the Eve of the New Year!!!

  7. bluecat
    9:57 am on December 31st, 2011

    Thanks to Admin and Spence and the Plunderers for keeping Chet’s blog going. Some bloggers are choosing to go with twitter and facebookie only and that doesn’t work for some of us (Rio and Siber(hyphen)H and moi, to name a few).

    Happy New Year to all.

  8. B.Stover
    10:05 am on December 31st, 2011

    I think Admin should call in a random number generator expert. (Whispering: I’ll bet he never stops to ask for directions when he’s lost either.)

    Good morning all.

  9. BearSpiritDog
    10:07 am on December 31st, 2011

    Melanie: That was very nice! Happy New’f Year to you too!!!

    Kat: You’re all set for the Big Announcement.

    And, TYB, what can I say? You grow more photogenic every day. The very best to you and your dad in the coming year. Carry on, my friend!

    Dear Dawson: Sorry last night was a bust, but at least you had fun…right?

  10. B.Stover
    10:08 am on December 31st, 2011

    Love the card Melanie. Thank you!

    TYB: You are beautiful!

  11. OleyHowlers
    10:20 am on December 31st, 2011

    Thanks for the card, Melanie. Happy New Year to all Plunderers.

    This is us on our Holiday Husky Hike. The two on either end are our good friends. Notice Mom’s SK.

  12. dawson
    10:24 am on December 31st, 2011

    Hey! if Kat wins FOM it will be like two winners, a Kat and a dog. Everyone will be happy.
    I had mucho fun losing all my quarters last night. Good food, good friends and half the quarters go to charity.
    Melanie: Thanks for the Happy Newf Year card.
    Happy New Year’s Eve morning to all.

  13. B.Stover
    10:34 am on December 31st, 2011

    Thank you for the picture Howlers. Lovely group and nice SK!

    Macy’s Mom’s comment last night about Beau is funny. Now I have to do some research on “beau” which is, I believe, French.

  14. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:36 am on December 31st, 2011

    What a year this has been!

    TYB, you look dashing indeed, and Kat, you look very fierce.

  15. Masquers
    10:39 am on December 31st, 2011

    B: (Laughing here) Directions or instructions.
    Hi Bluecat. I agree – it is comforting to have Chet’s Place here for our daily Plunderer gatherings. It would be quite unthinkable twhere it not so.
    O’Boy – we can hear that random generator wheezing from here – sure hope Admin gets it running in time for….drum roll please….a big Plunderer win! Laika: you have been a very handsome representative of the Nation within, but now we bid adieu as someone new (perhaps a kat) steps in to claim this place of honor.

  16. Barb & Maggie
    10:54 am on December 31st, 2011

    Good morning everyone and Happy New Year’s Eve. We hope we can stay up till 11:00 at least, so we can watch the new year come in on Time Square.

    Many folks are saying good riddence to 2011. It has not been a stellar year for many, so let’s hope 2012 is better.

    Did the conversation above remind anyone of when Bernie starts looking under the hood? Nothing good ever comes of that, according to Chet.

  17. Melanie
    10:55 am on December 31st, 2011

    A Side of Sibers
    A Howl of Huskies

    I love collective nouns

    Anyhoo, What is it about some people and directions? There is a time to ask for directions and a time not to! Like when yo are on the road to GET to a particular place and a PARTICULAR time. That’s a good time to ask for directions. Or if you have to put something together and don’t want a lot of parts left over.

    Now I confess that I do have times when I get lost. But that is on purpose. I love to go on car trips with Patsy and just go down every country road we find. Eventually, I’ll find some place I know and I’ll come home.

    I won’t tell you about the time I was in Green Valley, AZ and decided to take a back road back to my Aunt’s and ended up in Mexico. I had an excuse though. There was no one of whom I could ask directions until I hit the border. The guards were nice.
    But I won’t tell you about that time.

    And l certainly won’t tell you about the other time!

    Snicker

  18. Siber-H
    11:08 am on December 31st, 2011

    Happy New Year’s Eve Everyone!

    Thank you for the very pretty card, Melanie.
    Thank You TYB for the card with the handsome dude on it

    Fellow Sibers, You guys need some snow and a sled. Cute photo!

    I agree with everything Bluecat said, including my hyphen.

  19. Tupper and GillyMönster
    11:10 am on December 31st, 2011

    Happy New Year’s Eve everyone – Tupper is ready and dressed to the teeth in her Diamond Studded Collar.
    GillyMönster is dressed with her Umlaut Bling (thanks Melanie)

    And for the rest of you:
    http://www.jacquielawson.com/viewcardm.asp?code=3290973616168&ob=1&cont=1

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:26 am on December 31st, 2011

    Parteeee!….snort!….I’m ready to win the Fiend of the Month and bring in the New Year on this here Blog!….Woooooo!

  21. Barb & Maggie
    11:26 am on December 31st, 2011

    Here are a couple of my kind that are wishing you a Happy New Year!

    http://www.huliq.com/10559/dogs-sing-auld-lang-syne-new-years-anderson-cooper-show

  22. Tyb
    11:47 am on December 31st, 2011

    Rio,
    I’ve got my paws crossed that you will be the first FOM for 2012. Good Luck!
    Barb and Maggie,
    We love the singing English Shepherds.
    Tupper and Gilly,
    Your card is wonderful,
    Thanks to all for being there and being you.

  23. Snowhook Bella
    12:01 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Rio and Tyb: You both look like you’re ready to paint the town pug tonight. Very dashing, very dapper.

    Race! AJs race takes place on the 6th and 7th of January. It is a 200 mile race. As plans are now, I am slated to be traveling home on the 6th. Ugh!

  24. Melanie
    12:06 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Bella, will you fly over them? That would be cool. You could talk the pilot into waggling the wing flaps!

  25. BearSpiritDog
    12:23 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Melanie, T&G, Barb&Magpie, Rio, TYB – LOVED all the great cards!!!

    O.Howlers: What a fine looking lineup of Sibers you are and all set for a howling good time (your mom looks great in her new SK)

    Hmm…I’ve been thinking about some bling of my own to bring in the New Year. Rio, you’ve started a trend.

  26. B.Stover
    12:38 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Melanie is piquing my curiosity…intentionally!

    Lovely card T&G. The link “About Clocks” is interesting.

    Did you notice how each dog gave a large yawn before starting to “sing”? Perhaps the trumpet hurt their ears.

  27. Barb & Maggie
    12:41 pm on December 31st, 2011

    We did notice that, Bee, and were thinking the same thing. I always howl when I hear a train whistle, and Barb thinks it hurts my ears.

    Tyb and Rio, You are both looking very handsome today!

  28. Snowhook Bella
    1:07 pm on December 31st, 2011

    There goes my ride home from the airport. Maybe the team wouldn’t mind a trip into town—140 extra miles—to pick me up at the airport,

  29. Siber-H
    1:09 pm on December 31st, 2011

    T&G Thanks for the neat clock card! It is pretty.

    Barb, Enjoyed the English Shepherds singing Auld Lang Syne.
    Does anyone know what Auld Lang Syne means in German? I don’t speak German and mom says I don’t understand English either.

    Dog shrinks say that yawning can be a sign of stress in a dog. That dogs yawn to calm themselves or others. Mom says she doesn’t know.

  30. Macy's Mom
    1:24 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Love the cards, everybody.

    The dogs are not yawning. Ask Chet. They are stretching their mouths.
    You cannot imagine how good that feels!

    We have some very dapper fellows here. For some reason, that picture of the pug always makes me think of Steve Buscemi.

    This is what dogs are for.
    http://youtu.be/PO0thnZ5fk0

  31. BearSpiritDog
    1:48 pm on December 31st, 2011

    I think those Shepards were just getting warmed up for the howl. Nana says it’s “talking back” (who, me?)

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:50 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Buscemi!…heh!snort!heh!…He and I have very good teeth, but they don’t come together when we chew..sniff!

  33. BearSpiritDog
    1:54 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Macy: That Bulldog is so patient – a Guard Dog extraordinaire.

  34. OleyHowlers
    1:59 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Aahhhh we love tht bulldog guarding the baby. But we’ll have to check out T&G’s card and Maggie’s link when we are back on the big computer.

    Rio, you look like you are ready to partee in the New Year, quite elegantly.

  35. Staff
    2:14 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Too Bad Dawson,
    Since you have no quarters left I will not invite you to blurr down here. Our first game starts at about 3.

  36. B.Stover
    2:40 pm on December 31st, 2011

    I believe that auld lang syne is Scottish and literally means old long since. In other words it means the good old days.

  37. B.Stover
    2:49 pm on December 31st, 2011

    It is Henri Matisse’s 142 birthday today.

  38. Siber-H
    3:06 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Thanks Stover, I always thought it was German.

    That is a very good natured bulldog, but, no, Macy, that is not what all dogs are for.

  39. Melanie
    3:29 pm on December 31st, 2011

    I thought about howling with those dogs. That horn, shudder.

    Matisse’s birthday! That reminds me that our museum had some toys made by Calder (mobile artist) They were cool. Pus and Pull toys that did not act like regular ones. Then someone had made some like his toys and we got to play with them.

    Got my quarters ready to go. How do we play cards in our virtual world. We just all play what every game we want? Make up the rules as we go along?

    Dawson, I have some virtual quarters if you want them.

  40. Gus & BooBear
    3:33 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Happy New Year’s Eve, everybody!! After a very hectic work week, Mom is taking today to rest and catch up. We have loved all the cards and picures everyone has put up. We are leaving all the Christmas decorations up until next weekend. The house is beautiful and it makes Mom smile to walk around and look at everything.

    We will have to check with SiberH later in the week to learn just what we need to do to follow AJ in his race next weekend. It was super cool to see all of our names listed on the official Iditarod site. Big race is coming soon. Rio, are you ready to head north to Alaska??

  41. Barb & Maggie
    4:24 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Melanie, We agree, the sax player beter not give up his day job.

    Loved Missy the English bull dog guarding her boy. That would make a cute card.

    Took a little nap, so I think we can stay up with th big folks tonight. We are going to have some tea, do some outside chores, then settle in and watch a movie from Netflix.

    Got some pickled herring, and shrimp for tonight’s festivities.

  42. OleyHowlers
    4:44 pm on December 31st, 2011

    We are now on the big computer, so we could view T&G’s very nice New Years clock card, and also watch the English Shepherds sing Auld Lang Syne. Both were great.

    Happy New Year to all! Hope 2012 brings an end to the wierd weather and natural disasters.

  43. Buddy
    4:49 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Fed-Ex was just here. Now Pop has a Stormy Kromer hat too.

  44. OleyHowlers
    5:03 pm on December 31st, 2011

    We just found out that Kat will be spending New Years Eve in her crate! That is puppy abuse in our opinion. Mom and Pop had better hurry home from their party so we can all party together.

  45. Macy's Mom
    6:00 pm on December 31st, 2011

    We are ready for a fresh year. I will not say it can’t get worse, because it can. But we are holding out hope that the new year brings a fresh start.

    We just watched Avatar, which I did not think I would like, but it was really very good. Seemed a little like “Dances With Wolfie”.

  46. Macy's Mom
    6:04 pm on December 31st, 2011

    OOps, “Dancing with Wolves” although I am sure that Wolfie is a good dancer also.

    Now a little something for you Kats. I did not have any pets growing up, and my first Fur Friend was Kasie the Kat, who came to live with us after we were married. So, don’t tell Macy, but I was a Kat person before I was a dog person.

  47. Rose
    6:08 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Greetings and Salutations to All!

    Tyb: You look very dapper, indeed!!!

    BlueKat: Please include me in that list of facebookie and twitter haters.

    Rio: You look very debonair. When you are FOM, I do hope that the random generator will use the picture of you in your formal wear. I hope your Rockies ornament was stored away with great care.

    Kat: I don’t know about fierce, but you are absolutely stunning in your FOC picture!!!

    Thanks for all the great cards everyone!!

    Today, I was wonderfluffed. It kinda feels good to have a little day of beauty!

    OHs: You guys look great! Your mom looks terrific in her SK. Your pop will look quite handsome!

    I thank you all for your friendship and kindness this year. Belle Starr I thank you and Luna for watching over me while Prof was away, and always reminding me about the key!

    I send to each of you my warmest regards for a happy, and healthy 2012!

    PLUNDER ON!

    Oh, and AJ, you rock…Iditarod 2012!!!!!!!

  48. Rose
    6:20 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Tyb: I see Blou up top.

    T&G: Please check your SDD when able.

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:46 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Dressed!…..Hey, I’m all dressed up and no one, do you hear me, NO ONE has come by take me to the big New Years Eve party…grunt! ….I know youse guys are having one…sniff!… Even though I did not get an official invite, I know you will all be eating and drinking at some bodies house tonight….gruffle!

  50. Barb & Maggie
    6:51 pm on December 31st, 2011

    I don’t think we have heard from Liz lately, have we? It’s already the new year over there, so we want to wish her and Cricket a very happy 2012!

    We are staying home tonight and watching the celebrations on tv. Josh’s family is up in the Wisconsin Dells for the weekend, and Kelly’s family is in Florida till Monday. Daughter Shannon is partying in her downtown Chicago. Might hear from them by phone tonight.

    Hope you all have a fun and safe evening.

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:06 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Barb!….It looks like you and me are going to spend New Years Eve together and yet apart….wuffle!…I can’t believe everyone forgot about me…sniff! …She’s been busy busy busy all day working on a quilling order. So Beau and I have been neglected. I sat at the front door with my bow-tie on and my little knap sack all packed, but no one ever came by to get me…wuffle! … Beaus giving me a look that says, “I told you so…”…grump!

  52. B.Stover
    7:14 pm on December 31st, 2011

    I’ve decided to stay home and play Bookworm and watch the NCIS marathon on tv. Very relaxing way to see the old year out.

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:21 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Bookworm!…Stover if you need any help with Bookworm, you can always ask me…sniff!…I will be here doing absolutley nothing for New Years Eve…grumble!

  54. B.Stover
    7:23 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Okay Rio. Thank you. Wonder if Mollypop’s Mom still plays Bookworm.

  55. Siber-H
    7:24 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Rio, We will be here and we are not partying…maybe watching a movie or reading.

    Unlike Barb, We won’t even make it to the 10pm (our time) drop of the big ball. I wouldn’t mind some pickled herring and shrimp, though.

  56. B.Stover
    7:25 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Also, I’ve watched…I think…four episodes of Grim and I like it.

  57. B.Stover
    7:26 pm on December 31st, 2011

    SH: You’re making me laugh. Come to think of it….I’d like some pickled herring and shrimp also.

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:27 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Friends!….Well, this is nice, I guess…snuff!….A few friends gathered round the ole Blog shooting the bull and playing Bookworm…wuffle!….Its better than being in a tub getting a bath. Which reminds me. I wonder if Wookie was able to stay really really low today…heh!

  59. Belle Starr
    7:31 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Rio: Shhh. I’ve packed my sparkly pink back pack for a night of celebration and hijinx. Mama to me, Luna to you, will be with me. We are going to blur to your front yard. We are not wrotten cats so please don’t bark us away—who else is bringing hot wings and Slim Jims your way tonight?

  60. Siber-H
    7:33 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Until Stover mentioned Bookworm, I didn’t realize I have missed the fire tiles. They are so cool.

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:42 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Whoa!….Belle Starr you can’t come here and party…sniff!…Her mother will chase you away with her broomstick…grunt!….Besides Beau will tell on me if I were outside without him having a little bit of sparkly fun…heh! heh!

  62. Siber-H
    7:44 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Well, Belle Starr and Luna are taking Rio out. This is a good thing because he was not totally thrilled with his New Year’s Eve friends here on the blog.

    People are shooting off firecrackers already. Mom may spend the night in jail if she finds the perps.

  63. Melanie
    7:49 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Whew, stuffed here. Dinner? Steamed jumbo shrimp with Remoulade Sauce! Yummers. Then I had made a crock pot concoction of carrots, apples, onions, stock butter and brown sugar. That turned out much better than it sounds.

    Riö, You, Belle Starr and Luna will have to party without The Pack or me. Headed to bed.

    Zoë is discovering that the fall on the ice this morning did hurt. And I’m just tired. I go see Dan tomorrow (after the Walk/ Run). I’m taking Patsy with me so I need to rest up. (Patsy doesn’t drive that well.)

    Loved your comment Macy’s Mom! Zoe said, “She’s got that right!”

    Happy Newf Year!

    TTFN

  64. Barb & Maggie
    8:01 pm on December 31st, 2011

    We have started watching 127 hours – not too wild about it so far. It did have a preview that made us think of you, Rio. It starred your favorite actor, Kevin Spacey. I think it was called Casino Jack. Have you seen it?

    Glad there are a few of you around to party with us. Kelly called from Fla. They are staying in tonight. They are staying at someone’s beach home near Ft. Lauderdale. She said it doesn’t seem like New Year’s Eve, since it was in the 80′s and sunny today.

  65. Tupper and GillyMönster
    8:04 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Hi everyone!
    Mama had to go out and do errands today, so she went to the store that has fancy food, and got little puff pastry snackie things and an incredibly lovely Italian cream cake.
    Then after dinner, she cut the cake for everyone, and took a bite – nuts! She can’t eat it cuz its full of nuts! NUTS!

    So, we’re all kicking back and staying home tonight too. But we have a question – what is BookWorm?

  66. Belle Starr
    8:07 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Rio: Grump. Luna saw my last message and said we could blur by for a short visit, but not a long visit. She said we need to be by AJ’s side when the fireworks start in Alaska. Can you make like you need to go out! out! out! and we’ll meet you in the yard with the Slims Jims and hot wings? Mama says I have to share.

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:11 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Short!…. I can make like I need to go out!Out! OUT!….sniff!…No problem, but youse guys will have to be quiet or Beau will tell on us big time…snort!

  68. Belle Starr
    8:18 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Rio: Quiet is my middle name. We will be there in two shakes of a Newf’s tail. We will let out a quick yark when we get to you yard, then it is up to you…Over and out.

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:18 pm on December 31st, 2011

    SiberH!….I am perfectly happy staying home and hanging out on the blog with youse guys….sneeze!cough!… She is watching the old classic The Deer Hunter….grunt!…Not a joyous film but a very very good film…snuffle!..Oh, and Belle Starr is not taking me out…grunt!…We will have a mini party on the patio and then they will zoom off to Alaska again…wuffle!

  70. B.Stover
    8:30 pm on December 31st, 2011

    T&G: Bookworm is a word game that you play on the computer. It has tiles with letters and you have to make words with tiles that are contiguous. Similar to Scrabble, each tile is worth an amount (some have no amounts) and that is how you score. Red tiles start at the top and if they get to the bottom the game is over so you try to make words with them before they reach the bottom. My best score is three million plus but lately I haven’t been making high scores.

  71. Barb & Maggie
    8:31 pm on December 31st, 2011

    127 Hours is not a joyous film either–it is about the biker/hiker who got stuck in the canyon and cut off his arm in order to live. Remember him?

  72. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:37 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Bookworm! Mom hasn’t played for ages. We are all staying home tonight. Mom is making ham jacks ( melted cheese and ham on English muffins) and dad is watching football. It is nice and peaceful here.

  73. Macy's Mom
    8:39 pm on December 31st, 2011

    As we look to a new year, here is a blast from the (way) past.

  74. Tupper and GillyMönster
    8:43 pm on December 31st, 2011

    So, MAcy’s Mom – are you staying home tonight for the New Year – or is New Orleans in your blood and you need to boogie?

  75. Barb & Maggie
    8:44 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Nice picture Macy. What year was that taken?

    We just made the cocktail sauce, and the shrimps are boiled. We have enough to share. Herring, too. Come on over/up/down. Let’s par-tee!

  76. Macy's Mom
    8:45 pm on December 31st, 2011

    And…as promised here is a pic from our meal at Emeril’s.

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Wolfie!…. “Peaceful” needs to be your families middle name this coming New Year…sniff!… Me and my friend both wish this for you very much…snuffle!

    Hells-Bells!….Now where is that little sparkly Belle at anyways?…grunt!

    DeNiro!… I just realized I am DeNiro to Beau’s Walken….heh!…Christopher Walken has those wonky eyes and so does Beau. Also, you never know when Beau will blow his top….grunt! …Just like Walken….heh!

  78. Belle Starr
    8:49 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Rio: Yark!

  79. B.Stover
    8:51 pm on December 31st, 2011

    I just got out of a very tight corner….red tiles all over the place. But I made it. My score is only 801,900 so far.

    Macy: What is that from Emeril?

    Shrimps and Herring!

  80. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:00 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Macy, that looks yummy! I love the photo!

  81. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:02 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Yes, it has been a difficult year in many ways, but we have plundered on.

    Thank you, everyone for your support!

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:09 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Belle!… You finally made it to my house. It is all mine you know plus I own another one on the other side of town…snort!… You are pretty sparkly if I do grunt so myself…heh!…I managed to sneak my little knap sack out here for this special occasion. Lets see what I have inside. Maybe we can enjoy a little snack…grunt!… Oh, here are some left-over hot wings from the last party…sniff!sniff!… And here we have a crumpled Zinger from this morning….heh!… You can have a little bit of that because I am so nice…wuffle! ….What did you bring with you from Alaska for me, prey tell?…snort!

  83. Barb & Maggie
    9:14 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Is that banana cream pie with chocolate shavings?

    We need to take a short break from eating after watching James Franco graphically cut off his arm. OMG was it real looking!

  84. Belle Starr
    9:15 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Rio: Nice place you got here. I wore my sparkly collar for tonight. It’s not my everyday puppy collar. My two-legged mama says I never grew out of my puppy collar.

    We brought Yummy Chummies and fresh hot wings. I may or may not have eaten the Slim Jims on our blur to your house—this blurring can take a lot out of you. (Whispering) I also snagged some of Wolfie’s toffee.

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Yummy!….Wow! Never had Yummy Chummies before….snort!…Someone here is too cheap to buy those kind of treats…sniff! …Fresh Hot Wings too!…Wow!…I’ll give these older ones to Beau later. Maybe he will choke on them….heh!….And Toffee too!..Yipppeeee! Her mother ate all of mine, damn her….chuffle!…This is turning out to be a very enjoyable New Years Eve after all.

    SiberH!…Eat yer heart out!….chorkel!

  86. Luna
    9:34 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Rio: Luna, here. I was able to save one Slim Jim from Belle Starr’s grasp. Enjoy. I hate to Slim Jim and blur, but we should get on the road before party-goers who’ve indudgled to much hit the blur. Plus, we need to make sure we’re with AJ when the fireworks start—purely, for his benefit.

    Who is that staring out the window holding a broom? Friend of yours?

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Run!…Run Luna and Belle Starr!…snort!…Run for yer lives! She’s a mean one with the broom and the squirt bottle…grunt!…Thanks for the Slim Jim…heh!…Never had one before. This should be goooooo-oood!…chuffle! …And Happy New Year to Youse!…heh!

  88. Belle Starr
    9:41 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Rio: Yeep and Yark!—She doesn’t look happy. Happy New Year! It was nice to meet you. Burp.

  89. Siber-H
    10:07 pm on December 31st, 2011

    This is a strange evening for watching movies. None of us re watching happy movies. We just watched Fail Safe on the TCM channel. A very good movie, but it is still scary.

    Barb, I remember the guy who got caught in the slot canyon and sawed off his hand. Mom read the book but never wanted to see the movie. The movie is suppose to be very well done.

    On to happpier things…Macy, That is a very nice family photo. The girls are beautiful.

    Don’t gulp your Yummy Chummies, Rio. They are very chewy.

  90. Barb & Maggie
    10:10 pm on December 31st, 2011

    I think that is a sprig of fresh mint on the pie. What a presentation! That is how we serve all the time at our house (snicker). In Barb’s dreams!

    Justin Bieber, the little cutie, is on now. BBL

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:12 pm on December 31st, 2011

    SiberH!…I gulped!…choke!snort!

  92. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    10:15 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Hey Rio and everyone else. Sounds like you had a grand time with Beelle Star and Luna. We are having a quiet (and dry, no bath, thank dog) night here in Chevy Chase. Just watching some videos, like Magnum PI (grandpa likes that) and maybe a Foyle’s War after that. Everyone have a wonderful New Years and hoping for a terrific 2012 for all. Wookie

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:28 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Foyles War!….That series has a special place in our hearts because she got the whole series from the Library when she was out of work…snort!….Watching those shows took the edge off being out of work at least while she was watching them….sniff!…What a great memory there Wookie, thanks!…heh!….And Happy New Year to you and yours.

  94. Barb & Maggie
    10:35 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Siber, Yes it was well done, and Aaron, who they showed at the end still hikes and is still a “canyoneer”, but now he always tells someone where he is going. He got caught on Saturday and would not have been reported missing till the following Wednesday, so he was in deep dodo. There were a few moments where Barb could not watch.

  95. Siber-H
    10:58 pm on December 31st, 2011

    We are fading fast…all of you that make it to midnight please say hello to the New Year for us.

    We plan to sleep through it unless the noise of firecrackers and guns gets loud enough to bother me. Mom has to wake up if I get upset.

    Happy New Year!
    Love,
    Siber-H

    night all

  96. Tupper and GillyMönster
    11:00 pm on December 31st, 2011

    GillyMönster here – (don’cha love my bling!)
    We have a bottle of sham-pagne in the freezer, and some puff pastry thingies ready to throw in the oven in a little while.

    We are having a great time here – had a long phone call with a friend of ours – sharing wishes for great things to happen in the New Year. And Mama threw our blankies in the wash, so we start the new year with snuggled up in our snuggly, clean beds.

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Firecrackers!….Gah!….Goodnight SiberH and Happy New Year to You and Yours…snorkel!

  98. B.Stover
    11:09 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Happy New Year all!

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:12 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Stover!…Happy New Year to you Too!….heh!snort!heh!…Its been fun knowing ya!…snorke!

  100. Barb & Maggie
    11:12 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Cleans beds! That is a great idea. Barb is going to wash my blankies tomorrow.

    Good night Siber, hope the noises don’t get bad out there.

    We didn’t have real sham-pagne, but we had a whole bottle of Sparkling Apple Cider, which was delish.

  101. Macy's Mom
    11:16 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Just in case the picture of the dessert wasn’t enough for you, here is the full description:

    Nilla Wafer and butter crust. Banana custard, bananas, more custard, more bananas, still more custard, freshly whipped cream, topped with dark chocolate shavings dusted with powdered sugar, with a sprig of spearmint, sitting in a presentation of caramel sauce. That’s all.

    I just had a call from a VIP. Sorry I can’t say who. Very hush-hush.

    Barb and Maggie, the picture was sometime in the early-nineties.
    Angie would have a stroke if she knew I had posted that.

    We will still be around for a little while. Have to pop the “cork” on our sparkling grape juice.

  102. Belle Starr
    11:20 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Macy: You had me a Nilla Wafers…

  103. Tupper and GillyMönster
    11:24 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Barb – (whispering – sham-pagne IS fake champagne…one glass of the real stuff and Mama would be under the table giggling at people)

    Good night Bee, Good night Siber. Happy New Year to you!

    Whew Rio – that combination of Slim Jim AND Yummy Chummy breath….you could knock a moose over at 20 paces. You may want to remember that in March.

  104. Macy's Mom
    11:36 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Here is a picture of Angie from tonight. She is hosting an “ugly sweater” party tonight.

  105. BearSpiritDog
    11:36 pm on December 31st, 2011
  106. Barb & Maggie
    11:40 pm on December 31st, 2011

    T & G We thought you were drinking the real stuff. Fake tastes just as good.

    That is hard to believe that picture is almost 20 years old. Are you sure it wasn’t 10 years ago?

    We are going to go watch the countdown on Time Square. There are about one million people there. They started camping out yesterday.

  107. Masquers
    11:48 pm on December 31st, 2011
  108. Tupper and GillyMönster
    11:49 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Bear – thank you for the wonderful card. Masquers – you are truly a Kat of Many Talents!

    Macy – your Angie is a knockout. Bet she looks just like her mom… (but that is an ugly sweater – tee hee)

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:51 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Ugly!…That sweater isn’t ugly…sniff!…She will lose that contest I bet…heh!…The Deer Hunter is an amazing movie. Now and forever…grunt!

  110. Masquers
    11:56 pm on December 31st, 2011

    Click on the link and we’re all in sync!!!
    5 more minutes til the ball drops!!!
    Weloome 2012 on the East Coast!

  111. dawson
    12:01 am on January 1st, 2012

    Happy New Year’s Everybody!

    “A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.”
    – William Arthur Ward

    Thanks to you all for being true friends.

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:04 am on January 1st, 2012

    Yippee!….Its 2012 on the East Coast…sniff!…We here still have two hours to go in the year 2011. I have to say, there was a ton of good stuff and a bunch of bad stuff in 2011, so I guess it all evens out in the end…heh! …Whatever the End is.

  113. OleyHowlers
    12:08 am on January 1st, 2012

    Happy New Year Everyone!

  114. Tupper and GillyMönster
    12:09 am on January 1st, 2012

    Dawson – that was beautiful. We have one too:

    A good friend will bail you out of jail.
    A great friend will be sitting beside you in the cell saying, “Dam, that was fun!”

    We bet you would all be great friends.

  115. Masquers
    12:16 am on January 1st, 2012

    I always think that when the ball drops in New York’s Times Square the New Year is officially here. So, no matter where you are, Dear Plunderers I wish you a Wonderful New Year!!!

  116. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:21 am on January 1st, 2012

    Jail!…Heh!…Tupper and Monster have it right…snort!…If When I am in jail, I expect all of you to be there too!…heh!

    Beau!…He has been pushing everyones buttons more than ever this week…sniff!…It makes me mad, because he is on the verge of losing his nice home here..gruffle!…As much as I like being the Only guy around here, it would suck if he gets sent away…sniff!…So this is a special request. Pray that Beau will change his aggressive behavior and realize that he is in a good place and no one is going to hurt him here…wuffle!..Poor Bastard..sniff!

  117. Barb & Maggie
    12:27 am on January 1st, 2012

    A New Year’s toast to all our great friends on the blog.

    Lovely girl, Macy!

    Great Blue Mountain card.

    Masquers is right, when it is the New Year on Times Square, we are official. 2012 is going to be a wonderful, healthy year for the Plunderers.

    Happy New Year Chet and Bernie and Admin. Good night all.

  118. Barb & Maggie
    12:29 am on January 1st, 2012

    P.S. We will say a special prayer for Beau!

  119. BearSpiritDog
    12:31 am on January 1st, 2012

    Beau: A special prayer for you. We know you can do it. You have many friends here with the Plunderers. Your pal Rio is always on your side. Please follow his lead.

  120. Tupper and GillyMönster
    12:42 am on January 1st, 2012

    Ok – so we are done for the night. Prayers being sent up for Beau, and a toast to all the Plunderers – and to Spence who brought us all together.

    Good night all – get ready for the good things of 2012
    (including book 5)

  121. Macy the Min-pin
    12:43 am on January 1st, 2012

    Healthy New Years Everybody!

    And prayers for Beau. And for Holly who has gone all wonky since our Angie got a boyfriend.

    Nite-nite.

  122. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:46 am on January 1st, 2012

    Side!…I’m not really on his ‘SIDE’ per say…sniff!…Just hate to see a good thing go bad if it can be avoided…grunt!

  123. Macy's Mom
    12:52 am on January 1st, 2012

    And not to play favorites, our Niki.

    Goodnight good friends.

  124. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:53 am on January 1st, 2012

    Toast!…Night all!…Happy New Years to you!!..snort!

  125. Belle Starr
    1:02 am on January 1st, 2012

    My eyelids are getting heavy…must stay awake…

    Beau: please follow Rio’s lead and mind your snorts and wuffles. Remember forever homes can sometimes be hard to find and you’ve got a good one with that there pug.

  126. Masquers
    1:08 am on January 1st, 2012
  127. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    1:09 am on January 1st, 2012

    Let me add a special New Years prayer for Beau too, that he can learn to be comfortable in his new home. He is in the best possible place for him, with my best friend Rio and with Rio’s friend.
    Happy New Years to one and all, and to one and all a good night. Wookie

  128. Snow hook Bella
    2:15 am on January 1st, 2012

    Wishing you a tip top 2012! Happy new year!

  129. Stas
    10:00 am on April 23rd, 2012

    Nice husky on photo (Holiday Husky Hike)!
    Thanks!

  130. Stas
    10:02 am on April 23rd, 2012

    My dog))

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