Rez Dogs Of New Mexico

“Not a happy story,” Admin says.

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136 Responses to “Rez Dogs Of New Mexico”

  1. Rose
    9:31 am on November 19th, 2012

    Admin is right about the story, not a happy way to start one’s day.

    I forgot to tell youse guys I saw the trailer for “Jack Reacher” on Saturday. Tom Cruise…PUH-LEEEZE.

  2. B.Stover
    9:34 am on November 19th, 2012

    Good morning all.

  3. Barb & Maggie
    9:43 am on November 19th, 2012

    The author of Navajos Wear Nikes talked a lot about Rez dogs. The animal control guys would drive around and pick them up, and they were always put down. Even if the dog had tags it didn’t matter. He and his family rescued several Rez dogs, rehoming some of them. They have mange, fleas and a number of diseases. It is a huge problem out there.

  4. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:00 am on November 19th, 2012

    Story!…I don’t want to read bad news first thing in the morning…grump!…It just makes me grumpier and my cawfee tasting bitter …sniff!spit!

  5. OleyHowlers
    10:13 am on November 19th, 2012

    Good morning. We aren’t reading that unhappy story.

  6. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:37 am on November 19th, 2012

    Turkey!…On a brighter note, we are getting very near to that special turkey and gravy day….Woooo!… All the food has been brought home and stashed away till that great day when there will be turkey roasting in the oven…heh!…I can already taste the mashed tators and dressing and whats this!?? A piece of rogue broccoli – gah!spit!…Better not be any broccoli in my turkey gravy…sniff!

  7. Barb & Maggie
    10:44 am on November 19th, 2012

    What kind of wine did your friend buy, Rio?

  8. Masquers
    10:51 am on November 19th, 2012

    Rogue broccoli! Very funny Riö. That put a smile on my face after the depressing Rez dawg story.

  9. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:52 am on November 19th, 2012

    Barb!…I think she got some of that cheap sparkling white stuff she likes to guzzle on holidays…heh!heh!

  10. Masquers
    11:01 am on November 19th, 2012

    Rose! Chet’s Kats are funded. WooooHooo!

  11. Rose
    11:08 am on November 19th, 2012

    Masquers, I am an equal opportunity donor. :^)

  12. BearSpiritDog
    11:12 am on November 19th, 2012

    Quite a sad story, Chet, but it ended on a somewhat pawsitive note. Thank Dawg.
    O.Howlers and Rio: We can understand your reluctance to read it…Dog only knows why we felt compelled to read it.

    Barb&Magpie: What are your plans for the upcoming holiday?

    B: Speaking of wine…what are your choices for the traditional feast day?

    Good Morning (late) to All.

  13. Tupper and Gilly
    11:18 am on November 19th, 2012

    Nope – Mama is not gonna read it. Has seen it. Has been part if rescue teams. Has been part of education teams. Can’t explain the attitude, and feels sadness and shame.
    Maybe that’s why we are treated so totally.

  14. Basil and Sage
    11:23 am on November 19th, 2012

    Here’s something to keep you all from feeling so sad.
    And to thank the donors to the Kat Checkpoint.

  15. Rose
    11:24 am on November 19th, 2012

    Bear and Masquers, am worried about youse guys with the weather reports I am hearing. Be safe and stay warm.

  16. dawson
    11:28 am on November 19th, 2012

    I interrupt my good night’s sleep for an announcement:

    Zzzzzzz 🙂 Checkpoint Update 🙂 zzzzzzzzzzz…

    Spencer Quinn (and his sidekick, Admin) have sponsored Golovin checkpoint! WhoooozzzzzHoooo!
    Thank you to Spencer – your checkpoint is right between Wookie’s and Gus&BooBear’s Dad’s.

    Oh well, now that I’m up anyways…cawfee!

  17. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:29 am on November 19th, 2012

    SiberH!…Check your SDD as quick as your big ole paws can type your password…heh!

  18. BearSpiritDog
    11:30 am on November 19th, 2012

    Royals: The Pawsitive note we referred to was the dedication of certain Native American groups to care for these unfortunate ones and try to place them in loving homes.

    Wose: Thank you for your concern. Very wet, but no wind here. Yet. As WeatherKat said: Breezy.
    Our neighbor to the west is sheltering us from the Storm.

  19. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:31 am on November 19th, 2012

    Golovin!…YIPPPEEEEE! He (they) sponsored this checkpoint last year also….WOOOOOOO!

  20. B.Stover
    11:31 am on November 19th, 2012

    Bear: I don’t usually like white wines but a nice German liebfraumilch goes well with turkey. Hope that you’re feeling better.

  21. B.Stover
    11:34 am on November 19th, 2012

    Excellent! Thank you Spence and Admin.

  22. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:44 am on November 19th, 2012

    Dawson!…Can you throw up a list of remaining checkpoints?…snort!….Seems like we are getting close to the end…wheeze!

  23. BearSpiritDog
    11:44 am on November 19th, 2012

    B: Liebfraumilch is one of the few white wines we like also. Same as you, red wine is preferred in this household.
    I am feeling better, especially in the mornings, but begin fading fast as the day wears on. Hopefully will be feeling tip top for the upcoming feast.

    Woooo! Thank you Spence and Admin!

  24. Siber-H
    11:54 am on November 19th, 2012

    I read the article because dog people in the southwest are already aware of this and have been for years. It is a very sad story. I am surprised the Farmington newspaper even printed an article about it. This is not a new problem and there is no hope in the foreseeable future of conditions on the Rez improving for the dogs
    Many of the Navajo are living in poverty. Unemployment is high on the Rez. There is even a charity that raises money to buy them wood stoves to heat their homes. Some of them have to haul water miles to their homes to use for drinking and cooking. Their sheep come before their dogs because the sheep are useful to them. There are also, of course, cultural differences between us and them.
    I don’t like the living conditions for the dogs on the Rez but no one has yet come up with a solution except to save the few here and there.
    We know a lady that taught school on the Rez for a few years, and rescued 3 of the dogs. They are living with her here now and come to my dog park sometimes.

  25. dawson
    12:01 pm on November 19th, 2012


    Anchorage -Rose and the Prof
    Willow – CHobbitHarris
    Yentna – 2 legged memorial
    Skwentna – Rainbow Bridge memorial
    Finger Lake
    Rainy Pass – SiberH.
    Rohn – Raven
    McGrath – Rory, Bridger and Zelda
    Takotna – Shiek & friends
    Ophir – Brandy
    Iditarod – SiberH.
    Eagle Island – Native American Veterans – Navajo Code Talkers
    Kaltag – Misha and Sasha of the OleyHowlers
    Shaktoolik – Kats!
    Koyuk – Rio the Evil Pug
    Elim – Wookie
    Golovin – Spencer Quinn (& Admin)
    White Mountain – Gus&BooBear’s Dad – kicks cancer to the curb!
    Safety – Retirees
    Nome – Chet the Jet

  26. OleyHowlers
    12:07 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Bee and Bear, we also prefer red wine, altho there is a certain white wine we like to drink with our roast chicken. But we have never even heard of Liebframlich. Is that similar to a Gewurztraminer?

  27. Siber-H
    12:08 pm on November 19th, 2012

    On a much happier note….We are doing so well getting those checkpoints sponsored!! Thank you, Spence. A Big Thank you to all of you who donated to my checkpoint…Iditarod!

    Rio, Check your SDD

  28. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:12 pm on November 19th, 2012

    SiberH!…burp!…I already did!

  29. OleyHowlers
    12:14 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Dawson, thanks for posting all of the checkpoints. Shiek is very worried that a bunch of dogs and kats won’t want to fund a checkpoint for the equines on this here blog. He wants youse all to know that, while the team enjoys all the goodies offered at Takotna, the horses are willing to take a turn pulling the sled from there.

  30. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:17 pm on November 19th, 2012

    SiberH!…please give me an affirmative answer via SDD…grunt!

  31. Barb & Maggie
    12:19 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Thank you sooo much Spence and Admin!

    BSD, Two of Barb’s three kids are traveling this week, so Shannon, her daughter that is not married, is coming out from the city. Then they are going over to Kathy’s home in Woodstock for dinner. Kathy is DIL Jessica’s mom. Her unmarried daughter is also going to be there and maybe 1 or 2 other orphans are stopping by. Should be fun as long as they discuss Chet and Bernie (Kathy is a recent fan) and stay away from politics. Barb and Kathy are sharing the meal cost, which they are buying ready made. What are your plans?

    Barb had an unusual request from Baye and Lily for a Christmas gift – a duck caller. Seems that they are obsessed with Duck Dynasty on A & E. Has anyone watched it? We turned it on for about a minute.

  32. Siber-H
    12:24 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Rio, I sent you another SDD. I am only mentioning this on the blog because I am not sure it correctly got whooshed through siberspace.

    Thank you for the update Dawson.

  33. Barb & Maggie
    12:27 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Siber, We also read a very sad story about the Rez. During the depression Comm. of Indian Affairs John Collier thought a Livestock Reduction Act would help because he thought there were too many sheep and goats on the Rez. They sent police out who shot and burned the goats and sheep by the thousands, while the Navajo stood by helplessly and watched. They treated these animals like pets and valued them like our dogs and cats. Their ecoonomy spiraled down after this and it was truly a tragic event. Stupidity on Collier’s part.

  34. Siber-H
    12:29 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Barb, One of the kids that grew up next door to us got a duck caller when he was attending college. He practied and won a state duck calling contest with it. He is now a medical doctor in California.

  35. dawson
    12:31 pm on November 19th, 2012

    OleyHowlers: I think enough dog and kat people will see the value of having a team of horses helping out on the Iditarod Trail that funding won’t be a problem. I’m going to give to Shiek and friends in honor of the rescue horse that I was allowed to ride this summer. WhoooHoooo! That was exciting!

  36. Staff
    12:42 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Mr.Staff and I are back from doing the final (HA!) shopping for Thanksgiving. I am feeling sorry for myself that no sister’s are here to share the fun. The Turtleman is helping but he just turns up with the (this year) smashed potatoes. It is not like having your sister(s) in the room talking and laughing and working together.

    Mr.Staff will make his Key Lime Pie too. But it is not the same.

    Dawson, check this out…

    Custom containers for your favorite goodies. Goodies included. 🙂

  37. Staff
    12:52 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Please Check your SDD 🙂

  38. BearSpiritDog
    12:54 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Barb&Magpie: We are leaving Wednesday afternoon to spend 3 days with no.#1 son…returning Saturday. No cooking! Yay!

    O.Howlers: Forgot about Gewurztraminer! It’s a favorite here too.

    Dawson: An Awesome job!

  39. dawson
    1:04 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Staff: I want the Nut Goodie one. Some man here locked up the Nut Goodies in the safe…and he doesn’t know the #^$*!*%^ combination! Duh! Anybody got dynamite?

    Sheesh! I read the bad news about Rez dogs and then all about John Collier and the Livestock Reduction. No more bad news today. I am at my limit. Thank’s Herb Kats for the lovely picture.

    🙂 Pug and Siberian Husky on the Loose! 🙂

    Rio and SiberH have joined paws to sponsor Unalakleet for the Giants; Rebecca and Justin Savidis! Our favorite musher and best dam musher’s wife in the whole world. This checkpoint is open for donations! WhoooHoooo!

    Noted! Checkpoint Central will be closed 3 to 6 EST for Monday afternoon naptime. Oh, you can still donate but there will be a slight delay in acknowledging donations. Heh!

  40. BearSpiritDog
    1:06 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Howlers: Shiek & Friends are getting a donation from us of course.

    B: What is the difference between Gewürztraminer & Liebfraüenmilch?

  41. Melanie
    1:15 pm on November 19th, 2012

    DAWSON! Guess what is gluten free???? I think you may have some competition.

    I can not even guess on how to pronounce the wines. I’m good with red wine and white wine. I can pronounce those.

    I was going to tell Staff to check her SDD but she already has. snicker.

  42. BearSpiritDog
    1:20 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Gah! Siber-H and Rio! Please check SDDs ASAP.

  43. dawson
    1:21 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Melanie? What? Not Nut Goodies! Be careful – very addictive!

  44. Mollypop's Mom
    1:23 pm on November 19th, 2012

    A favorite white wine here is Traminette, which is from a daughter vine of Gewurtztraminer. Aptly named, I think. It was developed at Cornell Univ. and is available in many wineries in the Finger Lakes.

  45. Melanie
    1:24 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Both Dawson . . be careful . . very careful!

    I feel like it should be Tuesday. Already have done a full day’s work. Was doing something for Staff and working as Momager and answered her on YSAS work email.

    Snicker . .

    Thanksgiving is going to be weird. NOW, OTAS and GLAD coming up Wednesday and bringing food!! We’ll have fun cooking on Thursday. They leave on Friday.

    YSAS and OS are still not sure when they are coming up here. There is a possibility that YSAS will have to work on Sunday. And they still aren’t sure when SO is starting her new job.

  46. Barb & Maggie
    1:33 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Melanie, who is NOW? Got the rest of them.

  47. Melanie
    1:36 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Oh, jeeze Louise, I just noticed that. MagPie? I was using the capital letters for the word “now” to emphasize that this is the plan right at this moment. Things are in flux here.

  48. Barb & Maggie
    1:39 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Oh, Got it! snicker

  49. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:42 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Acronyms!…thank dawg! I don’t think I could remember another one of Melanie’s relatives acronyms…heh!

  50. Melanie
    2:30 pm on November 19th, 2012

    How about RTEP???

  51. B.Stover
    2:35 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Liebfraumilch (translates to lady or mother’s love milk) is semi-sweet and non-fizzy. I’m not as familiar with Gewurztraminer (gewurz means spice and traminer is the grape name) but I believe that it is sweet and fizzy. I’m not familiar with Traminette but will try to find it.

  52. AbbietheKitty
    2:41 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Heh heh Aretep. RTEP.

  53. Melanie
    2:42 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Bella, check your SDD please.

  54. Barb & Maggie
    2:58 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Is Royal the first word?

  55. dawson
    3:07 pm on November 19th, 2012

    When I first moved up to Canada I couldn’t make sense of newspaper articles with all the unfamiliar acronyms they used.
    Likewise, I have no idea what Melanie and Staff are saying.

  56. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:57 pm on November 19th, 2012

    RTEP!…heh!snort!heh!….I tried and tried to figure this out and then it dawned on me…snort!

  57. Melanie
    4:21 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Heh, heh, heh

  58. Masquers
    4:31 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Speaking of fizzy…I read that as fuzzy which my mind feels like today…must be all the rain. It’s really coming down. Soon there will be a small lake in the backyard.

  59. Barb & Maggie
    4:32 pm on November 19th, 2012

    OK, Now we got it!!! Thanks for the HINT!

  60. AbbietheKitty
    4:59 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Hey RTEP, here is a video you will love…

  61. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:04 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Wine!…Here is a photo of my friends fave cheapo wine….snort!…She likes the Extra Dry the best, but will drink whatever she can get from the local liquor store. Sometimes Tad The Wine Guy forgets all about ordering this wine for some reason …grunt!

  62. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:10 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Circus!…I swear I saw Alice in the box on her back twirling a rod with all four paws…heh!heh!

  63. AbbietheKitty
    5:30 pm on November 19th, 2012

    YES! I wondered if you would notice Alice doing that. Amazing talent for the furry fuzzy kat!

  64. Belle Starr
    5:37 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Can anyone tell me why my Two-legged did the twirl-sniff combo when she read this here blog today? She said, “Golovin!” with a smile on her face, but then said, “Unalakleet,” at the same time her bottom lip started to quiver.

  65. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:41 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Rose!…Look how short he is in the last scene…heh!heh!heh!

  66. Masquers
    5:52 pm on November 19th, 2012

    I tried to make him taller/bigger but the full screen wouldn’t work. This is one movie we will not be rushing out to see.

  67. Masquers
    5:55 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Belle Starr: Ask her if our SDDs came through okay and most importantly: Did they make sense? (scrambled brains cannot be trusted to send important messages)

  68. Princess Sam
    6:03 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Jack Reacher? Oh dear.

  69. Melanie
    6:16 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Hmmm, I think they used a body double for his changing of his shirt and then they’ve stuffed his clothes so he looks bigger? Not taller, nothing can help that, but bigger.

    Sigh . .

  70. Melanie
    6:32 pm on November 19th, 2012

    I was telling YSAS and he said that Tom probably had some money in it. Not sure though, I’d have to look it up. I also told him that if I had been the casting director YSAS would not be Jack Reacher because he’s not the right type.

    Hmmm, what about the Giant?

  71. OleyHowlers
    6:35 pm on November 19th, 2012


  72. Siber-H
    6:58 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Lee Child has said he approves of the choice of Tom Cruise (splort)to play Jack Reacher.
    I suspect for reasons I cannot guess, except financial, Lee Child has to say this.
    Lee Child has made it a point in his newest book to tell us how tall Reacher is.

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:08 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Reacher!…We here tried reading a Reacher novel, but we couldn’t even make it past the 3rd page…grunt!…I don’t like Lee Child’s style of writing…sniff!

  74. B.Stover
    7:25 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Howlers: RTEP is Rio the Evil Pug.

  75. Melanie
    7:25 pm on November 19th, 2012

    OleyHowlers (whispering) think someone on the blog . .

    Okay, Tom Cruise does have a production company and it helped produce Jack Reacher. Whew, that was hidden.

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:26 pm on November 19th, 2012

    HOwlers!…heh!heh!heh!…Melanie stumped ya!…snort!

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:28 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Tom!…I bet Tom never read any of the books if what all of you are saying is true. About Reacher, I mean…sniff!…Can you find that out for sure Melanie?…heh!

  78. Melanie
    7:29 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Well, I could try to ask Tom if he’s read the books, but I don’t think I could get in touch with him . . snicker (also I really don’t want to talk to him)

  79. Wose
    7:43 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Rio! I am probably taller then him…hahahaha!

    I have read a couple of the Jack Reacher series, and his size is always mentioned. AJ would make a smokin’ hot Jack Reacher!

  80. Wose
    7:45 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Siber-H: I double splorted when I saw the trailer on Saturday!

  81. OleyHowlers
    7:49 pm on November 19th, 2012

    It is a well-known fact that Sibes are not known for our brainpower, but you’d think we could have figuredthat ne out! Guess we were too busy thinking up Melanie’s relatives. Say, do youse think Melanie and RTEP are related?

  82. Melanie
    7:50 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Snickering here. On FB there is a “Tom Cruise is not Jack Reacher” page.

  83. Siber-H
    7:50 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Rose, I am sure you did.

    So, the truth is coming out…Tom Cruise cast himself as Jack Reacher.

  84. Wose
    7:51 pm on November 19th, 2012

    At the Jacob Burns Theatre here in Pleasantville, NY on December 18th, Tom. Cruise, the film’s director, and Janet Maslen from the NY Times will be Q&Aing before they show the film. Splort some more….

  85. Siber-H
    7:53 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Fellow Sibers, I didn’t know what RTEP was either. I ususally don’t ask when Melanie comes up with this stuff because I figure all will be revealed sooner or later. I just have to be patient.

  86. Melanie
    7:55 pm on November 19th, 2012

    On the page, people are talking about Ray Stevenson as Reacher. I’ve never seen anything he’s been in, but he is 6’4″.

  87. dawson
    7:57 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Melanie: Stumped me too!

    Wow! It is really raining in the West! (Seattle)

  88. Melanie
    7:57 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Siber-H, B.Stover at 7:25 . .

  89. OleyHowlers
    7:57 pm on November 19th, 2012

    We are getting off the computer now. We just read the most horrific headline of cruelty to one of our guys ever. It was posted on FB by our local t.v. station, taking place in the next county. Sick sick sick sick sick. Talk to you all tomorrow.

  90. Belle Starr
    8:00 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Wose: My Giant doesn’t smoke. As far as hot, he said it was frigid this morning. I didn’t notice because of my beautiful fur coat.

  91. Wose
    8:01 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Jack Reacher: 6′ 5

    Tom Cruise: 5′ 7


  92. Wose
    8:04 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Belle Starr: When one is as beautiful and sparkly as you, things get by you. Maybe someday your two-legged will explain.

  93. Wose
    8:06 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Oleys, I am sad that youse guys are going to bed upset.

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:06 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Laughing!…I can hear Rose laughing from here…heh!

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:07 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Wait!…Now I can hear her sob!sob!sobbing…wuffle!…That girl is moody!

  96. AbbietheKitty
    8:07 pm on November 19th, 2012
  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:08 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Rose!…Cheer up and I will tell you a secret…sniff!

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:11 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Whoa!…I thought Staff was posting a music video…snort!…Now thats who a self respecting Reacher should look like…chuffle!

  99. Wose
    8:12 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Rio! I was sobbing because I was laughing so hard. (But I can be moody) Pretty please, tell me your secret!

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:17 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Rose!…I kicked my baseball toy so hard it broke my puggy bank wide open and I spent my last treatie pennies on you and the professor’s checkpoint…gruffle!…There were over a couple of thousand pennies after Beau and I gathered them all up…heh!

  101. Siber-H
    8:19 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Oh Yeah, Ray Stevenson would make a fine Jack Reacher.

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:20 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Postage!…I’ve been trying to figure out how to send them to Rebecca all afternoon…grunt!

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:20 pm on November 19th, 2012

    SiberH!…He looks mean and Justified…heh!heh!…And tall and strong too…wheeze!

  104. Wose
    8:29 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Gah! My posts say they are going through, but they are not.

    Rio! That was so nice of you to use your treatie money to contribute to the Prof and my checkpoint. What can I do to repay your kindness?

    I donated to your checkpoint. Dawson knows I have a bit of a crush on you, so I just had to donate to your checkpoint.


  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:32 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Crush!…The only kind of crushing I know is when Beau and I both trying to squeeze in on someone’s lap when she is finally in her Easy-Down-Boy chair….wheeze!grunt!

  106. Wose
    8:35 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Rio! You are making me laugh!

  107. c.hobbit
    8:40 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Rio: you should convince your friend that the 2 of you need to travel and see relatives during Thanksgiving next year. So far I have 4 invitations to Thanksgiving dinner. If I had planned things better, I could have been eating all day and into the night. Ironically, my travel agent has me leaving to fly home Friday at 10:00 am (3 hour drive away). So I have figured out that I have to drive to the airport on Thanksgiving afternoon which will cut into my eating severely. The reason I have to drive to the airport on Thursday is that I don’t want to get up before the crack of dawn on Friday. And I don’t want to drive in darkness because of my eye surgery so I have to drive during daylight hours on Thursday. I hope I can snag at least one meal around 1:00 before having to leave.

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:43 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Dawson!… Is The Giants checkpoint fully funded yet?…snort!…Surely, it is, right?…chuffle!…You forgot to announce to everyone that Maskers and Bear are also co-paw-contributors in getting the Checkpoint started for donations…snort!snort!

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:45 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Dawson!… Maybe we forgot to mention that little thing about Maskers and Bear to you this morning…heh!heh!

  110. Melanie
    9:01 pm on November 19th, 2012

    C.Hobbit, make sure you don’t eat so much turkey that you fall asleep.

    Time for me to make the hay, or hit the wall, or . . what I’m I talking about?


  111. dawson
    9:01 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Thank you Rio for letting everyone know that Masquers and BearSpiritDog are also co-paw-contributors. I am getting lax in my duties. And, no! the Giant’s checkpoint is not fully funded yet. Seems only the Kats! have the ability to get totally funded in less that 24 hours.

  112. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:03 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Wose. Funny that you should mention Pleasantville, NY, because that happens to be where my mom is from. I’ve never been there myself, but it was a great place to grow up, at least that’s what my mom says.

  113. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on November 19th, 2012

    CHobbit!…Four invitations to eat a Thanksgiving Turkey dinner and..and, you are blowing it!…grunt!…My friend is the only relative I know and most of her relatives are dead…sniff!…They all kicked the big bucket the year we joined the blog…wuffle!…Well, she still has a brother and a Sissy-in-law who will be coming over to eat up my turkey and gravy….grunt!…Her sister lives in Iowa and is not coming for anything…huffle!

  114. Princess Sam
    9:16 pm on November 19th, 2012

    There is obviously some kind of Kat Power going on here.

  115. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:23 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Power!…It’s called Alice Hypnotizing everyone to donate gobs and gobs of money to her kitty-kat checkpoint…huffle!…I’ve tried to get SiberH to use his Blue-Eye Power, but so far he refuses on moral grounds…grump!

  116. Masquers
    9:36 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Riö & Siber: Thank you for mentioning Unalakleet to Dawson. It is an honor to be a part of it.

  117. Tupper and Gilly
    9:43 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Well, one book does mention that Jack Reacher has a 50″ chest.
    And Tom Cruise IS 50″….

    Mama has just done herself in. She and Dad did Costco and the grocery store, and both places were packed tighter than Rio’s baseball toys. At Costco, they had all the “demo ladies” out doing food samples, and Mama says that there were people who had obviously never, ever had food before and never expected to have any again just pouncing on those samples.

    One lady was handing out samples of I Cant Beleive its Not Butter on crackers, and people were just mobbing her stand. Really? For a bite of fake butter?

    We won’t even tell you what was happening at the “lobster spread on a cracker” stand. And humans make fun of the way DOGS eat!

    So, anyway, we are saying goodnight, and we are so happy to hear all this wonderful news about the checkpoints. Now we are just waiting impatiently for the marvelous boutique and auction.

  118. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:48 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Ukaleetie…sniff!…I can’t type that word. Everyone needs to know that Maskers and Bear were very excited about the Ukalaylie checkpoint being sponsored in the name of AJ and Rebecca Savidis…snort!…Aka, The Giants!…wooooo!

  119. Princess Sam
    9:56 pm on November 19th, 2012

    T&G, my girl has done those free samples and demos when she works at Wegmans. She’s still at school now so no mob scenes. There was a funny time last year when she whose family makes Wardynski sausages was doing a demo on the same product.

  120. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Tupper!…That sounds like a Magical Store…wheeze!…I only wish in my dreams that I could ever go to a grocery store where they gave sausage away on little sticks….snorkel1

  121. Alice M. Johnson
    10:52 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Good night everyone

    Shake your booties…

  122. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:56 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Ummmm!….I’d like to donate 3000.00 pennies to the Shake Yer Bootie fund, please….wheeze!

  123. Staff
    11:00 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Good night Alice

  124. Staff
    11:01 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Ah…Is that 30.00 RTEP? My arithmatic is shaky right now. I just tried to change my avatar and am a little discombobulated.

  125. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Wheeze!…Maybe I have more, let me go check…wuffle!

  126. Staff
    11:03 pm on November 19th, 2012

    and I can’t spell either…arithmetic Ahhhhh Much better

  127. Staff
    11:05 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Any way….


  128. Staff
    11:07 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Whew! The butterfly avatar was cute but NOT right for the blog. I feel much better now…

  129. Staff
    11:08 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Jeez, I am going to bed. Maybe I can get the green dog back in the morning…sigh.

    Night all

  130. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:09 pm on November 19th, 2012

    WAIT!…What did I just promise all my rainy-day pennies to?….gasp!…Those eyes! Those Alice-Kat Eyes… wheeze!…dammit!

  131. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:11 pm on November 19th, 2012

    Psst!…((I think Staff is losing her mind))…wuffle!

  132. Staff
    11:13 pm on November 19th, 2012

    the mind may be gone but you have promised 3000 pennies in public. Hah!
    I’ll have to use the eyes more often.

    Night all….

  133. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:17 pm on November 19th, 2012


  134. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:16 am on November 20th, 2012

    I think we must have missed something. Did RTEP lose a bet causing him to have a Kat avatar?

  135. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:55 am on November 20th, 2012

    No, I think Alice hypnotized rio into giving up his rainy day pennies.

    I think it is swell that we have a check point honoring mom’s favorite baseball team. Mom is donating $25 to the Giants!

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    6:04 pm on June 5th, 2013

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