Could someone please send in – – photos of all the Snowhook sled dogs named after characters in the Chet and Bernie novels? It’s for posting here on the blog. Thanks!


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  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:32 am on February 23rd, 2016

    Good morning, everyone! Spence, 3 of the 4 AJ posted yesterday. We do not have Little and Iggy 🙁

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:57 am on February 23rd, 2016

    Off to the library and the terrible toddlers.
    Have a terrific Tuesday.

  3. Tupper and Gilly
    9:35 am on February 23rd, 2016

    We are sure that there will be a plethora of pics of the Chet and Bernie litter. Can’t wait to see which are chosen for the blog.

    Good morning all.

  4. B.Stover
    10:01 am on February 23rd, 2016

    This will be fun.

    Good morning all.

  5. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:02 am on February 23rd, 2016

    Good morning all. Good picture of Rebecca and AJ with the pups.

    Is Gramps behaving himself today?

    HOH, enjoy those terrific toddlers. They are learning early the joy of reading.

  6. Tupper and Gilly
    10:28 am on February 23rd, 2016

    Barb – oh, hell no. (Throwing our paws in the air{which is no mean trick for Corgis})

    Mama just now chased him back to the day bed. Wait….where is she going with that duct tape?

  7. Diane C.
    10:33 am on February 23rd, 2016

    Good Morning All–It’s World Spay Day today. I suggest observing as you see fit. High-calorie food sounds good…
    Tupper’s Mama–I’m telling you, do-it-yourself sedation, chocolate milk and brandy. But also good luck with the duct tape.
    Dawson thanks for the information–I will let that guide me.
    HOH–Lovely photo of all four.
    And I’M off to LA for Fun With U.S. Social Problems. Whee!

  8. dawson
    11:10 am on February 23rd, 2016

    That is Chet and Bernie with Rebecca and AJ in HOH’s 8:32 post.

    I hope Rebecca or AJ can send Spencer some more pictures of the Chet and Bernie characters.

    It is above freezing already here. I’ll be out all day enjoying the Spring-like temperatures.

    I hope to do the final checkpoint update tonight. On closer perusal, I hadn’t screwed up much at all. I was accidentally looking at 2014 pledges instead of 2015 and 2016 and thought I was losing my mind because I didn’t have them recorded at all on my handy dandy index cards. Whew! Crisis averted.

    I’m shaking my head at Gramps…and laughing at the Corgis.

  9. Masquers
    11:15 am on February 23rd, 2016

    Hey! I recognize that foto. And, what’s more, no thumbs! Hmm…maybe I can resubmit it for the contest.

    DianeC: U.S. Social Problems…sounds ominous.

  10. Staff
    12:12 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Looking for love for a lifetime…

  11. Staff
    12:22 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Dear Spence. This is either Chet or Bernie from last year’s Iditarod. Even Rebecca has difficulty telling them apart. They did have their names on a tag but it is not visible. Use it for either one. It will work.

    I just looked through the photos. Oh the memories. I know you all will have a great time!

  12. BearSpiritDog
    12:55 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Staff: That’s a Good One! It shows the ChetTheDog Patch too.

  13. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    1:18 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Amalia will get a kick out of our NBC noon weather report – sounds sorta like some that she gets out east. And I quote “We’re tracking this approaching storm, and we may get a lot of snow. But we may not get a lot of snow”. Huh? They pay these guys big bucks to tell us things like that!

    Did anyone who reads the Miss Julia series notice that no one ever says y’all?

  14. Tupper and Gilly
    2:00 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Barb – we didn’t realize that our weather guy moonlighted as you weather guy
    Our town just called a city wide weather emergency. Schools let out early. On street parking is forbidden.
    But..but….but….there isn’t anything falling from the sunny sky…..
    What the….????

  15. Herd of Hounds
    2:19 pm on February 23rd, 2016
  16. Herd of Hounds
    2:23 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    B&M&L mom hasn’ brought one of those since the fire (and she had to pay twice for it…once for the book…once to replace it…huh?). Once we get the house back, she plans on finish reading them to us. YOu are right, not a single y’all. What’s with that?

  17. Martha
    3:07 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    HOH, hahahahaha!
    We will start school tomorrow at the regular time.
    OR we will start school two hours late.
    OR we will have a snow day.

    We teachers are hoping for a two hour delay. It counts as a full day, and we get to sleep in.

  18. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    3:08 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Miss Julia is about my age, but not like anyone I have ever known. A little too prim and proper. She takes personal calling cards with her when she calls on a friend, and then asks if she is “receiving visitors”. Doesn’t that seem like a custom from another generation?

  19. Herd of Hounds
    3:16 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Barb, or parts of the south.
    The 8:32 foto of AJ, Becca, Chet and Bernie is our second favorite foto. Here is our first favorite of those two special folks.

  20. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    3:24 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    HOH, You could be right. Now I remember visiting an old friend from the midwest in 2004. He had remarried after being widowed, and his second wife was from the south. They lived near Virginia Military Institute, in Lexington, VA, I think.

    She gave me one of her cards, and I remember thinking, why does she have a card, she isn’t in business.

  21. BearSpiritDog
    3:42 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Hounds: Love the Photo! Where was it taken?

  22. Masquers
    3:44 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Heh, heh. That weather forecast must be for the Royals neck of the woods.

  23. BooBear
    3:58 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Did y’all notice that in the photo of Chet or Bernie, a Hawaiian shirt/coat is being worn? How cool is that!!

  24. Herd of Hounds
    4:19 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    BSD was taken in Fairbanks night before the official restart. Several plunderers were in attendance at dinner the before the Restart, including the Awesome One.

  25. Howlers
    5:50 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Hello Everyone. Did something change on this here blog? As of yesterday, Mom was no longer able to bring it up at her workplace. It is now a site that is against her company’s policy. {gasp!}

  26. Tupper's Mama
    6:50 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Holy Kats Howlers! (no pun intended)
    How could any company set policy against Chet? Sounds like a good thing you are retiring from that place – they must truly be crazy!

  27. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:54 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    I can bring it up at work, and they monitor EVERYTHING! Onetime the boss guy tried to forward a joke that had the B word in it, and he got a reprimand from Big Brother!

    Having homemade chicken pot pie for din-din.

    I am going to binge watch Rizzoli and Isles tonight. Have to catch up on the 2016 shows, because for some reason, you have to buy it on On Demand.

  28. BearSpiritDog
    7:16 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    OMD! If Chet is Banned, what is next?

    Barb,Magpie<Lucy: Pay for On Demand? Gulp.

  29. Howlers
    7:26 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Mom uses an iPaw and the employee internet that has very few rules. She uses it every day. Until yesterday and yesterday when it was blcked. She doesn’t know if the blog changed something, or if the banning software at her shelfplace was changed. She was sort of embarrassed to open a ticket at work for this issue.

  30. Herd of Hounds
    7:26 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Mom came home from the library with a funny story. She started with the emerging readers and saw a book she had never found before. here it is!

  31. Herd of Hounds
    7:28 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Carpola, must have checked the MollyPop’s Mom’s handbook of fotography.

  32. BearSpiritDog
    7:31 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Rio: We are watching The Grinder Episode 10…The Olyphant In The Room.
    How nice to see Timothy Olyphant again, but must agree…to us He Will Always be…Marshal Raylan Givens.

    Quarky Baseball! We’ve heard of that!

  33. dawson
    7:41 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Checkpoint Update

    Anchorage – WosenGrizz – by the Plunderers
    Willow – CHobbit
    Yentna – Rescues – by the Plunderers
    Skwentna – Golinka and the Storyteller – by the Plunderers
    Finger Lake – Zoe, Martha, OTAS, YSAS, GLAD, LLL, River & Hazel – the blog.
    Rainy Pass – Jace! by Wolfie
    Rohn – HOH and Rio – by an Iditarod miracle!
    Nikolai – Staff, Dawson, Turtleman Fred and A Catty Librarian
    McGrath – Shooter – by the Plunderers
    Takotna – Native Veterans and Navajo Code Talkers
    Ophir – Brandy by BStover
    Cripple – Kats! Dedicated to T.C.
    Ruby – LizF, Ruby and Cricket by the Plunderers
    Galena – Herd of Hounds, past and present.
    Nulato – Spencer Quinn
    Kaltag – Leo, Shiek & Friends by BlueCat
    Unalakleet – Bear Spirit Dog, Masquers and Nana – by the Plunderers
    Shatoolik – Chet the Jet and Bernie – by the Plunderers
    Koyuk – Rio, Beau and Friend
    Elim – Wookie (in spirit), Teddy and Zeta
    Golovin – MacyMinPin and the Small Dogs – honorary
    White Mountain – Gus and BooBear
    Safety – Siber H. by the Plunderers
    Nome – Melanie Carpenter – by the Plunderers

    Okay, I received no corrections at so here is the newly revised checkpoint list. Instead of listing everyone who donated to every checkpoint I just listed the Plunderers because this information needs to fit on the map and many of the checkpoints had multiple donors which would take up too much room. Also because, whether you were able to donate financially or not, we all as a group are credited with this awesome result. We are fantastic!
    That said I do want to thank Wolfie and Staff for always being there to finish off a checkpoint that needed just a little more, all the Kats (and yes, dogs) who donated in honor of T.C., dear TeddyRR for starting up SiberH’s checkpoint, Beau for rallying the team and putting his money where his mouth is and all the Plunderers for making this an inspirational job.

    Last chance for corrections. Let me know if you see any errors.

  34. dawson
    7:43 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    There is one other person I need to thank: Spencer Quinn!

  35. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:14 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Thank you Dawson, for all your hard work.

    Where is Rio?

    Got a clarification on the snow tomorrow. Depending on where you are in the Chicago-land area, you could get from 1″ to 10″s, so I guess you could get a little or a lot! I think we are scheduled for a little. Thank Dog!

    Saying good night now.

  36. Tupper and Gilly
    9:28 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Mama is climbing under the quilt. Nothing but a little head cold, but what can we tell you – she is a wuss.

  37. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Cops!…And Robbers!…snort!….Today Beau chased a cop down our street!…yeeep!….Really! We were out back in our little fenced in pen that Mother constructed for the purpose of keeping us in one place while she piddles around in the yard. My yard does not have a fence and neither do the neighbors on both sides of my yard…grunt!…It’s an open-scheme if you get my drift. Anyways, we were dozing in the sun until this gal comes running across my neighbor’s back yard and then stopped short when she saw Mother. Mother promptly said, “Are you being chased??”…wheeze!….The gal gasped and whuffled and then a great blue Copper came running across my neighbor’s lawn which made the gal take off up our hill to the front yard (also not fenced)…gurgle!….This was too much for Beau. He huffed and he puffed and he knocked our little pen-fence down and went running after the Cop who was running after the gal but only after he yelled, “We got us a runner!”…heh!heheh!…Beau was BARK!BARK!BARKING! all the way up hill and down the street….chorkel!…Then Mother took off after Beau huffling and puffling up the hill. She was frantic and started yelling and cussing at ole Beau to come home. Which he did, amazingly. But only after the other cop who was out front two blocks down nabbed the gal. He was in a little golf cart thingy and caught up to her quickly…chuffle!…This was the best afternoon I’ve had in a very long time….snorkel!

  38. Herd of Hounds
    9:31 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    There is no wuss when the quilt is involved!
    Nighty night.

  39. dawson
    9:44 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Beau: Heh, heh! Reading about all that running has plumb tuckered me out.

  40. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Dawson!…There was a lot of running going on, but not by me…snort!…I wish my friend had a little video kamera. It would have come in handy today, if I had it on paw at the time of the running events…chorkel!

  41. Masquers
    10:29 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Who knew Beau was a K-9!

  42. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:37 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Maskers!…I think he is thinking of going into official training…snort!…Way more exciting chasing perps than sitting around in a little pen-fence all afternoon or even betting on the ponies…chuffle!….I think he is over the age-limit though. But don’t tell him I think that…grunt!

  43. ALR
    10:47 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    B,M&L, That is the best thing about Miss Julia…she keeps her perfect Southern style manners, and then goes out and gets into the most ridiculous situations! New story coming in April.

  44. Lefty, the EXTREMELY Well-mannered Gentle Dog
    10:47 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Rio: I can hear my Lady laughing from the top of the world reading about Mother and Beau’s antics. I bet the perp is breaking rocks talking about being chased by a pack of ferocious dogs and a hoard of cussing sailors. Heh.

  45. Lefty, the EXTREMELY Well-mannered Gentle Dog
    10:56 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Beau, the crime fighting pug: You and Mother should get your own golf cart so you can carpool on your next chase. Oh, and make it one with a funny horn and a megaphone so Mother can be heard cussing by those near and far.

    Record! For the record, it is Bernie, the dog not the detective who wore the Hawaiian dog jacket in last year’s ceremonial start.

  46. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:02 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Book!…All I know is both Beau, Mother and their Antics will be in my next book. Wait, do i have a first book?…snort!

  47. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:07 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Bear!…Yes, it is good to see Timothy anywhere…but he will always be Marshal Raylan Givens to me also….snort!…He IS a lot smaller on the Grinder Show….grunt!…Maybe because he does not have the Big Gun….sniff!

  48. Staff
    11:08 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Of course it was Bernie. I should have known. He is wearing the Hawaiian clothing!

    Boo Bear, check your SDD.

    Some of tonight’s quilting work!

  49. Thieves!
    11:09 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Rio: Shake things up a bit. Go in descending order starting with book 2+2+2+2.

  50. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:09 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Staff!….sigh…We here love your sewing and yer quilting…snorkel!

  51. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:11 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Thieves!…Makes 002 sense 2 me…heh!heh!..Carry on.

  52. Staff
    11:13 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Rio, Here is a picture of you and Bernie (maybe) that I just found from last year. I don’t think it has ever been seen by you before.

  53. Thieves!
    11:17 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    That is Rio and Junior nose to nose with Bjourn on the right and Clyde on the left. We’d know those eyebrows anywhere (but don’t tell Junior).

  54. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:17 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Staff!…I would recognize Rio Junior anywhere!…snort!snort!…I love this photo. I may or may not have it, but now I am saving it now..chuffle!

  55. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:18 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    HA!…Rio Junior for sure!…snort!

  56. Lefty, the EXTREMELY Well-mannered Gentle Dog
    11:21 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Please note my handy work with my Lady’s gloves. It is the latest fashion at the kennel.

  57. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:21 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Twins!…How anyone can distinguish Bjourn on the right and Clyde on the left is beyond ME!…snort!…Black on Black!…heh!heh!…Maybe head-size?

  58. Lefty, the EXTREMELY Well-mannered Gentle Dog
    11:27 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Rio: It’s the ears, Bjourn’s ears to be exact. His ears are a sure giveaway for our Lady. That, and Clyde and Bjourn have two very different expressions.

  59. Thieves!
    11:39 pm on February 23rd, 2016

    Staff: Your quilting is lovely. That’s right, we said lovely.

    Beau: We hope you and Mother sleep well tonight for their are perps for the taking tomorrow. You’ll need your strength.

    Mother: We like to think we contributed to the swearing portion of your antics. We knew we’d wear off on you sooner or later.

    Our Lady is working at the top of the world and has an early meeting in the morning. Nighty noodles.

  60. Herd of Hounds
    6:46 am on February 24th, 2016

    Wowser! Thunder boomers here. Think we will hold mom down for a bit.

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