Snowhook (Revised With Working Link)

Maybe a good time for a reminder about Snowhook ( the wonderfully humane racing kennel up in Alaska beloved by so many people here at the blog. They’ve hit a little bump in the road – namely the expiration of their dog truck – and they need a new one. Donations would be lovely. Here’s a link:

No uploading to the Friends gallery yet, but hope springs.



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103 Responses to “Snowhook (Revised With Working Link)”

  1. Kat
    8:36 am on October 25th, 2014

    Good morning! Am I first?
    Go Snowhook!!!

  2. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:41 am on October 25th, 2014

    Go Snowhook. Good morning Kat and everyone.

    I went on Chet’s FB page but I didn’t see anything about the truck fund there. I thought someone said last night that they were getting donations there.

    Sorry to see that Wose was not sleeping again last night.

    Rio, I luv you too, and agree that we could argue about many things.

    Must get ready to head out to the horse show. Nice day to sit outside. BBL.

  3. Wose-the Small and Meek
    8:53 am on October 25th, 2014


    Good morning to my favorite redhead, Kat!
    Good morning B,M,& L: Rio posted a link that goes directly to gofundme last night. You can make dog truck donations through that link.

    I tried the link up top, but I got an error. Just might be my computer.

    Post office on the schedule today.

    Everyone enjoy a serene Saturday, and GO SNOWHOOK!

  4. Wose-the Small and Meek
    8:55 am on October 25th, 2014
  5. bluecat
    8:56 am on October 25th, 2014

    Good morning Everybody.

    Thank you, Spence/Admin.
    Onward Snowhook!

    Wose and all with a quilt needed, take care.

  6. Wose-the Small and Meek
    8:56 am on October 25th, 2014

    B,M & L: Try Rio’s link, which I copied and posted at 8:55am.

    I believe the collection stands at $1350.

  7. Kat
    8:59 am on October 25th, 2014

    It is at $1390 right now, and you can get there from Snowhook’s facebookie as well.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    9:09 am on October 25th, 2014

    No wonder we couldn’t get the blog to load this morning, you’ve all been chatty kattys! Yeah Spence for the Snowhook shout-out. GO SNOWHOOK!
    Barb, enjoy the horse show, Wose be careful thaing our calendar to the P.O.
    Blue kat and Kat, we agree with Wose. Have a serene Saturday

  9. B.Stover
    9:11 am on October 25th, 2014

    The link did not work for me either but the one that Rio/Rose posted did. Go Snowhook!

    Good morning all.

  10. Billy's Buddy
    9:13 am on October 25th, 2014

    Good morning all. A serene Saturday it will be. I hope.

    Go Snowhook!

  11. Kat
    9:24 am on October 25th, 2014

    Chet, please give Admin a headbump and ask him to correct that link. Pretty please.

  12. Scout
    10:21 am on October 25th, 2014

    Saturdays are great but it is very hard to get mom up! Finally I sort of sat on her ear and sort of fell over her face. It worked. We are thrilled to see the truck fund growing by leaps and bounds. Apparently you can share about the campaign on your Facebook page. TTFN. There is a lap to sit on.

  13. Tupper and Gilly
    10:48 am on October 25th, 2014

    Morning all. GO SNOWHOOK!!!!

    Mama is mad at Gramp. He is back to acting like Gramp. In other words, NOT sitting with his foot elevated, NOT asking for help, NOT letting us handle things for him.

    Mama is ready to get the duct tape out

  14. Herd of Hounds
    10:53 am on October 25th, 2014

    T&G, duct tape is okay as long as no packing box is included 🙂

  15. A. Catty Librarian
    10:53 am on October 25th, 2014

    Saturday…the whole weekend stretches before us (Elliot and I, that is). The final Farmer’s Market (I’m sorry you’re going to miss it, Dawson), a soccer game perhaps, and Elliot even has his collar off to give his neck-fur a break. We’re relaxing.
    Snowhook is shared on FB; maybe we can get another chapter of the Snowhook fan club here in Missoula.
    Hope all our Saturdays are serene.

  16. Luna
    11:07 am on October 25th, 2014

    Callie: I will be on the look out for a gramp shaped package in the mail.

  17. BearSpiritDog
    11:16 am on October 25th, 2014

    Now the Link is Working for us. Yippee! Maybe Chet can Share on his Facebookie Page too!

    Gramp, Behave yourself. Or else.

  18. Kat
    11:21 am on October 25th, 2014

    Thank you, Chet.

  19. Masquers
    12:42 pm on October 25th, 2014


  20. Siber-H
    1:40 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Thank you Spence for posting the information about the Dog Truck fund on GoFundMe.


  21. Thieves!
    1:55 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Beau: We have become convinced that we are being forgiven for any and all of our sins, wrong doings and misdeeds because our prayers for the truck fund are being answered. Do you know if it is possible to store up some of this forgiveness for use at a later date? Please advise.

  22. Herd of Hounds
    2:31 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Glad the Snowhook link is working. Our wifi is terminal (we think). The DDD hasn’t shown interest in making it work so mom flew the coop for a bit to check the blog family.

  23. Masquers
    3:18 pm on October 25th, 2014

    HOH: Maybe youse need a new whatchacallit. signed TechNoKat

  24. Siber-H
    4:01 pm on October 25th, 2014

    HOH, Maybe you need a teenage geek. signed Low-Tech Husky

  25. Tupper's Mama
    4:01 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Quiet day here on the blog. Bet everyone is out enjoying the weather or watching the truck fund build.

    Thieves – no need to store up forgiveness. We think there will always be plenty on hand when needed.

  26. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:01 pm on October 25th, 2014


    Done!…Finally someone is done with errands and bagging up leaves!leaves!leaves!…wheeze!cough!…We are settling in to watch an old Jimmy Stewart movie and at the same time try to keep Beau away from the Big Buttons on the Go Fund Me site…snort!…He is obsessed with punching those buttons. But the really good news is we have $51.00 burning holes in our paws after my friend counted up all her change in her change jar. It was plum full and had to be sorted and counted…chuffle!…She even wrapped up the change in those little coin holders. $51.00 was packed into that little change jar. Who would have guessed it? …gasp!

  27. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:03 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Snort!….Hardly any posts all day and then 3 right at the same time…chorkel!

  28. Tupper's Mama
    4:09 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Rio – we are making meatloaf for dinner. Unfortunately, we can’t make it the HotAsHell way your Friend does. Gramp likes his food dull, boring, bland…..ummm, make that “mild”.

  29. BearSpiritDog
    4:29 pm on October 25th, 2014

    I’m with Gramp. Mild is Good, Boring? No.

  30. BearSpiritDog
    4:31 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama: Bland Meatloaf…You’re just saying that so I Don’t Show Up On Your Doorstep right about dinner-time.

  31. BearSpiritDog
    4:32 pm on October 25th, 2014

    And Now I’m Hungry…..

  32. Siber-H
    4:35 pm on October 25th, 2014


    I have just returned form Snowhook’s facebookie page. They are going to the truck dealer. Keep all paws crossed.
    I wish this truck dealer could be talked into doing a bit of Snowhook sponsorship.

  33. Siber-H
    4:39 pm on October 25th, 2014


    There isn’t much to go to reach $2,000 on the Dog Truck fund site.

  34. Beau - The Black Pug
    5:06 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Sneeze!…yeeep!…I’ve got a bet to place right about now!…sneeze!

  35. Beau - The Black Pug
    5:06 pm on October 25th, 2014


  36. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:09 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Bet!…Beau’s been betting again?…snort!…Now I’ve got to go raise his bet by golly!…grunt!

  37. Wose-the Small and Meek
    5:19 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Rio and Beau: Youse are making me laugh!

  38. Siber-H
    5:26 pm on October 25th, 2014


    Way to go!

  39. Billy's Buddy
    5:30 pm on October 25th, 2014

    When I go on the GoFundMe Five Buck Truck site, I can enter all of my name, email, and amount of contribution info, but when I go to enter the method of payment, etc., the site stalls and I can’t do it. Waited between five and ten minutes.

  40. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:30 pm on October 25th, 2014

    $2180.00!!! ….Keeps on ticking upwards!…snort!

  41. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:38 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Lurker!…Keep trying! This might be a sign that the site is busy, which is really good news!….snort!…Please keep trying won’tcha?…wheeze!…Beau needs someone to raise his last bet…heh!heh!

  42. Beau - The Black Pug
    5:45 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Drat!…snreeze!….Dat Daddy Digger Dawg just beat my last biggest bet…snuffle!sneeze!

  43. Billy's Buddy
    5:46 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Sure, Rio. I’ll keep trying.

  44. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:47 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Half-Time!…The fund is getting near to half way fulfilled…snort!snort!

  45. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:59 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Lurker!…Any luck?…sniff!

  46. Tupper's Mama
    6:04 pm on October 25th, 2014

    BSD – we would be happy to have you show up on our doorstep anytime of the day or night, breakfast, lunch or dinner.

    Siber – how do you know they are on their way to the dealership – we didn’t see any reference to that on FB.

    We have been struggling with engineering a way to keep Gramp’s blankets off his feet. None of the commercial blanket supports will work because his mattress is 19 inches deep, and the supports only go up to 24 inches. His poor foot is heavily bandaged, but the toes have to stay out, and they HURT!

  47. BearSpiritDog
    6:12 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama: Try Stacking Pillows under the covers. It worked for Nana.

  48. Billy's Buddy
    6:18 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Arghhh! Didn’t go through again although I entered the numbers. Sigh. Maybe a check is in my future.

  49. Riö -The Evil Pug
    6:36 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Lurker!…Check your SDD and really super-duper-doubly quick!….wheeze!

  50. Riö -The Evil Pug
    6:38 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Worked!…Lurker, it looks like your donation was accepted by gofundme!…yippppeee!….You had me worrit for a few, maybe more, minutes there…whew!wheeze!

  51. Siber-H
    6:38 pm on October 25th, 2014

    T&G, Maybe I interpreted it wrong. Rebecca says, “Our next stop is the truck dealer”.

  52. Billy's Buddy
    6:38 pm on October 25th, 2014

    The smarter lurker got through. Not me.

  53. Riö -The Evil Pug
    6:40 pm on October 25th, 2014

    SiberH!…You are correct! They are at the Dealership trying to negotiate a “doable” deal…wheeze!…Paws and tails crossed right now. The fund still needs to be funded though or some Giants we know will be eating Ramon Noodles for months upon months…gah!spit!

  54. Siber-H
    6:43 pm on October 25th, 2014

    It is toenail chewing time.

  55. Masquers
    6:48 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Paws, tails, everything that can be crossed is crossed for the best truck deal ever!

  56. dawson
    7:05 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Beautiful winter day here, actually the snow is melting! Walked to the car place and got my car. At first it wouldn’t start so I alerted the attendant who moved some spark plugs around and then away I went, several hundred dollars lighter but with winter tires on, oil changed and new spark plugs. One more year (if it makes it) then this 1986 Dodge 600 4 door sedan goes the way of the dog truck!

    The 5 buck truck fundme site is going great! Hoping for a great deal for Snowhook at the Truck dealers.

    I have a few outside chores to do then a bit of organizing before the game starts.

  57. Riö -The Evil Pug
    7:10 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Game!…I can’t wait till the game! But first I can’t wait for Supper!….snort!…Starvin’ Marvin here after a day filled with being wide awake all the damned time…yawn!

  58. Herd of Hounds
    7:13 pm on October 25th, 2014

    If only our wifi worked and…oh wait, let’s try again!

  59. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:16 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Lily was High Point Champion in her division today! Way to go Lily Bean!

  60. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:30 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Watching the end of The Birds from 1962. Still scary!

  61. Siber-H
    7:35 pm on October 25th, 2014

    The Dog Truck Fund is close to reaching $3,000.


  62. BearSpiritDog
    7:35 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Congratulations to Lily! Looking Good!

  63. Masquers
    7:36 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Siber: And this is all in 1 day!

  64. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:40 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Can you tell if some of these donations are coming from beyond the blog?

  65. Siber-H
    8:03 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Barb, Yes, donations are coming from beyond the blog. There are a lot of names I don’t recognize. This is wonderful!

  66. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:05 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Barb!…Click on the link and you can see for your own self…grunt!

  67. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:06 pm on October 25th, 2014

    GAME!….YEEEEP!…The game is about to start and we just got back from that damned ole walk…gah!

  68. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:08 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Black!….Khat! Donated $555.00 ….zow!…That’s a lot for Kat. They are usually pretty stingy…heh!heh!

  69. Wose-the Small and Meek
    8:15 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Congratulations, Lily! You are a beautiful young woman!

  70. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:18 pm on October 25th, 2014

    555!…I just got it…heh!heh!…That is a rich Kat with a sense of humor…snorkel!

  71. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:21 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Three!…Anyone got 105.00 laying around unused?…sniff!…That’s all they need to reach 3000.00…omyDAWG!

  72. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:23 pm on October 25th, 2014

    OK, figured out how to see all the donations. Thanks.

  73. Tupper's Mama
    8:26 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Barb – Lily is lovely, and apparently a talented horse woman. Brava! Did she ride Iowa, or was he lame?

    Black Khat – you are wonderful. Thanks!

    Rio – Ramen noodles ala king, with tuna, with spaghetti sauce, with scrambled eggs, dried and crunched up on salad, with cheese sauce….yup, most of us have been the ramen route at some point in our lives. And we all know that when it comes to Snowhook, the dogs will always be fed first and best, cuz that’s the way the Giant and the Pixie roll.

  74. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:34 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Golinka!…They do roll that way, that is for sure. But I think the Giants need to eat healthy to keep their strength up to take care of all those special guys at the Snowhook Kennel…wuffle! …I can’t help hearing the desperation in Rebecca’s post about having to get dawg-food…sniffle!…Beau and I are digging through the couch cushions right now for more loose change…wheeze!

  75. Herd of Hounds
    8:35 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Looks like din-din around here just waiting tor the first of the month so we can donate…really donate…again.

  76. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:38 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama, Lily rode Iowa in the costume contest, but had to ride one of the stable horses for the other classes. She could only walk him, no trotting or cantering till he is recovered. Looks like he has to stay in a stall for a while.

  77. Beau - The Black Pug
    8:41 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Sneeze!…While dose two guys are busy watching da World Series I am going ta sneak up an push dat grate big button again…eh!heh!heh!…Unless da catch me..but da are not looking…sooooo hear I goes…SNEEZE!SNEEZE!SNEEZE!…oh crap!

  78. Wose-the Small and Meek
    8:54 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Go, Beau, Go! I love you!

  79. Tupper's Mama
    8:59 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Woo hoooo – over $3K

  80. Martha
    9:06 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Regarding blankets and hurt feet: I have always used a cardboard box. I put my feet in it and then just pulled the blankets up over it. I used to sprain my ankles regularly. I don’t so much anymore. Shoulders and ribs lately.

  81. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:08 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Martha!…What a great idea!…snorkel!

  82. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:11 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Busted!…Over the half-way mark and the 3000 mark!…Wowowowowo!…This is so amazing! I wonder how the truck buying is going? My friend says she hates walking into a Dealership because of those awful salesmen…sniff!…Knock on wood that the ole Subaru lasts for a Kat’s life-time…heh!

  83. dawson
    9:14 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Great idea, Martha!

    This ball game is out of control! Tied 1 to 1. Bases loaded with Royals! Two out and …well, I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. One of the teams is happy!

  84. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:16 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Is the Caleb who made the recent donation our Siber H?

  85. Tupper's Mama
    9:17 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Martha – thanks. We did try that, but Gramp has HUGE bandages on his foot with wires sticking out of his toes. (Ewwww) Plus he turns like a top all night.
    We have a 5ft tall board stuck down between the mattress and the footboard, and clamped the blanket to the top of that.
    Hopefully this will work.

  86. Siber-H
    9:30 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Barb, Yes, I am Caleb.
    tee hee, I could pass as a two-legged on that donation site.

    Poor Gramps, I know he is going to have a hard time getting comfortable and I know you guys are trying everything to make him comfortable.

  87. Billy's Buddy
    9:33 pm on October 25th, 2014

    I am enjoying this game! (Sorry, Wolfie Dear.)

  88. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:33 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Barb!….Yes!..snort!…Have you figured out how to see all 78 donations?…heh!heh!…Scroll down to the bottom of the list and there is a light blue colored box with “21-30 of 78 donations” in it. there is a faint arrow to the right of that. Click on it and it takes you back through the donation history….wheeze!

  89. Billy's Buddy
    9:35 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Lily is lovely.

    Poor gramps. The other lurker (buddy) here has foot problems and I know how awful that can be. Poor Amalia.

  90. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:37 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Posey!…On Deck!…gasp!…I always worry when that guy comes up for bat!…guffle!…We here are very much enjoying the game so far too!…snort!

  91. Siber-H
    9:46 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Another good game.
    Posey is one of those players like Mantle that you can see him swing from a distance and know who it is.

  92. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:51 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Best!…World Series!…heh!…This could go on forever and ever…snort!snort!…But I know it won’t…sob!

  93. Diane C.
    9:54 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Hello All–I hope you’ve had/are having a lovely day.
    B, M and L–thanks for your comments on school shootings yesterday–I agree absolutely (and where are the parents?)
    Tupper’s Mama–Is your meatloaf already made? If not, there are plenty of “Halloween” recipes (meatloaf caskets, mummies, severed hands, etc) that might make up for the lack of spice…
    Rose–Please check your email–I have finally responded.
    HOH–Got your pics, too.
    I still have a billion papers to read, so I’m going back to that.
    Head bumps and good wishes to all–you’re in my thoughts even if I’m not saying much here lately. Be well.

  94. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:00 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Rio, Yes, I see a bunch of Plunderers on there, including you and Beau. So many good and generous folks out there.

    Long day, so heading off to bed. Night all. Hope Gramps gets a good night’s sleep tonight, and Wose too.

  95. Siber-H
    10:17 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Rio, sob, but unlike some World Series we will have good memories. sob

  96. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:43 pm on October 25th, 2014

    SiberH!….This World Series if fun!fun!fun! so far…snort!…Lincecum is warming up…gah!…The Royals have to buck-up and get-er done!…whoosh!

  97. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:46 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Beau!…Has been hawg-tied and will not be betting anymore on the Go Fund Snowhook site…wheeze!…Those facebookie guys are going to have to step-up by golly…gruffle!….Beau has been known to escape the hawg-tie knot though….sniff!

  98. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on October 25th, 2014

    Stingy!…I see a couple more stingy Kats have found the gofundme site…heh!…Alice and Abbie are out there making fun of us guys….grunt!…Are we going to let this pass without a response?…sniff!

  99. Siber-H
    11:16 pm on October 25th, 2014

    The Royals have time to win this game.
    We are going to listen to the game on the radio, which means mom is going to fall asleep.

    Us dogs have donated so much more money than the kats. The kats need to try to catch up to us.

    Night All

  100. ML
    11:29 pm on October 25th, 2014

    It has been a busy day here. Our Austin girl came up for the weekend. Today would have been Rick’s 62nd birthday. We went out to eat, got ice cream, painted pumpkins, just enjoyed the day, and being together on a difficult day. On a funny note, Angie got some oil paint that I had forgotten I had and painted her entire pumpkin white in oil. That slippery devil will never dry!

    We are an anonymous donor on the truck site. But we are there. It has been fun watching the numbers go up.

    Angie is trying to teach Niki to crochet. Quite entertaining.

    nightly noodles

  101. c.hobbit
    12:00 am on October 26th, 2014

    Hi ML! Glad you made it through a difficult day. All the holidays and special days are going to be tough but hopefully memories, friends and family will see you through.

    I am an anonymous donor also. Plus my family business became a corporate sponsor this year–every little bit helps. I hope the truck deal worked out and they got a good truck and were able to buy dog food on the way home!

    The litter of six is getting used to Sadie in the hallway while mama is in the bedroom. So cute. Hope to get photos soon.

  102. Masquers
    12:44 am on October 26th, 2014

    Power has been out due to high winds. it is threatening to go out again.

  103. ML
    1:12 am on October 26th, 2014

    Hang tight my whiskered friend.

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