Snowhook Labor Day Auction – Tonight!

It’s that time again! Join the Snowhook Kennel team in their Labor Day Weekend fund raising auction! Coordinated by Friends of the Kennel, the Labor Day auction boasts unique gifts and many one-of-a-kind items. All proceeds from this auction will support Snowhook’s 2013/2014 race season. Snowhook is a wonderfully humane racing kennel based in Willow, Alaska, that competes in many races, including the famous Iditarod. Rebecca and Justin (AJ) are a great couple who run the kennel—AJ is the musher—and we at plus a lot of people who come here every day love to support their efforts. Snowhook Kennel has enjoyed some success in mid-distance races including two first place finishes, two top five finishes; AJ has received two Humanitarian Awards for exceptional dog care in two mid-distance races and was nominated for the 2012 Iditarod Sportsmanship Award. Snowhook has the goal of becoming a top ranked team in the Iditarod in the next three to five years. Maintaining a racing kennel and taking good care of all those beautiful dogs is expensive. This evening an online auction begins at 8:00pm EST – closing Monday at 4:00pm EST – to help raise money for the team. There are a lot of great items for race fans, Snowhook supporters, dog lovers and even cat lovers. All you have to do is go to the Snowhook site ( and a link to the auction will appear when it’s time for the auction to begin.

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91 Responses to “Snowhook Labor Day Auction – Tonight!”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:12 am on August 30th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! It’s auction weekend, already??? Thought we had another week. Yikes! We’d better drag out mom’s wallet.

    Have a fulsome Friday.

  2. O'Howlers
    8:18 am on August 30th, 2013

    Good morning! We are back home on our farm. Horses are good. Chickies are good. T.C. Is love-starved. The house-sitter never saw her, but her food was gone each day. Heh!

    We were so zonked last night, and it felt so great to sleep, each in our own bed. Today, Dima has to get back in that Sibe-aroo to get his stitches out.

  3. bluecat
    8:35 am on August 30th, 2013

    Good morning all.

    “even” cat lovers? Really?

    Happy Three Day Weekend, Everybody.

    Good luck to Auction Central and may the best bid…win!

  4. Rose
    8:44 am on August 30th, 2013


    My piggy bank is sitting on my kitchen table at home, ready to bust open to pay for any auction item I may win.

    Good day to all!

  5. Rose
    8:46 am on August 30th, 2013

    RIO! I was reading your posts this morning. You have amazing stories to tell. Man, you are one travelling pug! I didn’t know you lived on the east coast! WOuld love to hear more of your adventures!!

  6. B. Stover
    8:48 am on August 30th, 2013

    Thank you Spence.

    Good morning all.

  7. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:49 am on August 30th, 2013

    Rose!…What?…snort!…When did I say i lived on the East Coast? You must have read every other word backwards…sniff!

  8. Herd of Hounds
    9:56 am on August 30th, 2013

    R $ R: You crack us up! You both have different realities…from each other but are a gooood team.
    Wookie’s Dad (& Ruff Stuff) and Rio: Wow! Hope ya’ll are ready for the really big….ONE!
    Mom is trying a new (to her) Thai crock pot chicken. Hope it works, if not, they’ll eat again tomorrow!

  9. Basil and Sage
    10:10 am on August 30th, 2013

    Oooo – Thai crockpot – be prepared to share the recipe.

    Welcome home Howlers – so happy you had a wonderful time. Bet even the chickens were happy to see you, and TC must be over the moon.

    BlueKat – awww, they are just jealous cuz you got to go to Alaska first. And let’s face it – they are just jealous because we ARE Kats!

    Auction! Auction! Auction!

  10. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:17 am on August 30th, 2013

    Auction!…The Bid O’ Matic is going to be the death of me yet!…snort!…I sure hope it is working by tonight. Wookie used to be my go-to mechanic…wheeze!

  11. Rose
    10:33 am on August 30th, 2013

    RIO! Please check your post of 8:19 last night.

  12. Barb & Maggie
    11:03 am on August 30th, 2013

    Rose, We think Rio meant where they used to live in Colorado not the east coast.

  13. Herd of Hounds
    11:03 am on August 30th, 2013

    Rio: Rose has a point. That sounds like living on the east coast…or are you now being as ambiguous as the HOH?

  14. Staff
    11:11 am on August 30th, 2013

    Travel day today. Must go to get there before 7 central…

  15. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:16 am on August 30th, 2013

    Melanie!…Quick, without your cane, check your SDD…snort!snort!

  16. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:21 am on August 30th, 2013

    East!…I re-read my post and no where in those words do I see East Coast…grunt!…I said where we used to live which is 70 miles away from where we live now…gruffle!…The area where we used to live is where Spencer will be speaking…sniff!

  17. Melanie
    11:31 am on August 30th, 2013

    Riö, checked and responded!

    This morning is beautiful. Perfect weather for an auction. People will get outside do a lot of things, get tired and then SPEND MONEY! Sounds good to me.

    Thanks, Spence!

    Walk / Run early this morning. A swim among the frogs was in order. Not me, the Pack.

  18. Rose
    11:33 am on August 30th, 2013

    RIO! I humbly apologize to my VBPF! I was under the influence of my sleepy-time medication.

  19. Melanie
    11:35 am on August 30th, 2013

    Almost had a Double Dawson.

    Anyhoo, YSAS and LLL are arriving late tonight. Today . . making Potato & Leek Soup, and Gluten Free Peach Upside Down Cake.

    Welcome back to the O’Howlers!

    I never said hello to Mary yesterday.

    Hi, Mary!

  20. BooBear
    11:35 am on August 30th, 2013

    Auction!! Can’t wait, can’t wait !!

  21. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:08 pm on August 30th, 2013


  22. Siber-H
    12:10 pm on August 30th, 2013


    I will need a nap to get ready for this evening.

    Fellow Sibers, Welcome home!
    Is T.C. a boy or a girl?

  23. dawson
    12:26 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Spence: Thanks for the Auction reminder.

    Rose got a “snorkle” from the Pug. I guess that means I don’t have to check last night’s posts to read about Rio’s adventures on the East Coast. Maybe I will take a peek anyways…

    The weather is cooperating, so far, for Stagg’s visit tonight. It is breezy and has cooled off into perfect temperatures (somewhere in the 70’s) and cloudy. Unless that hot sun comes out (it is threatening) we will be good.

  24. dawson
    12:28 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Oh yah, I forgot…hello Mary!

  25. T.C.
    12:38 pm on August 30th, 2013

    I am one lonely girl. Now that Mommy and Daddy came home with the Pack o’ Sibes, I should have company, right? NO! They took Dima to get his stitches out, went to breakfast, and now they are all sleeping the day away.

    Mommy & Daddy seem depressed too…

  26. dawson
    12:49 pm on August 30th, 2013

    T.C.: They are probably just worn out from being away from you for so long…and then the horrible realization that work is around the corner. That’s enough to make anyone depressed.
    I think I’ll take a nap too, so I am rested up for when all the action starts.

  27. Siber-H
    12:58 pm on August 30th, 2013

    T.C. Hang in there. Your family will be back to normal soon.

  28. Herd of Hounds
    1:39 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Mom doesn’t usually nap, but she has said in honor of the auction, she may take one to be able to check it out “early”. Looks like the pixie, Melanie, Rio and Wookie’s Dad and Teddy Ruff Stuff have been working overtime (mom says that’s more than 9 to 5).

  29. Barb & Maggie
    1:47 pm on August 30th, 2013

    We are having major computer snafus again this today. We seemed to stir things up when we were trying to download Quick Time. Hopefully the computer will be working at auction time.

    We may not be on much this afternoon.

  30. Rose
    1:49 pm on August 30th, 2013

    T.C.: You won’t be lonely much longer. A lot of upsetting things have been happening, but once everyone is back home, and rested a bit, things will be better, you’ll see. In the mean time, scritches and headbimps to you!

  31. Melanie
    3:19 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Whew, T.C. I have reason to believe – like all the other Kats on Chet’s Blog – that your staff will be catering to your every wish soon.

    I have just sat down, soup’s done, cake’s done, I’m done.

    Resting before Zoë and I go take the subaru over to my sister’s. My niece is picking up YSAS and LLL at the station. This way she doesn’t have to drive another hour.


  32. Wookie's dad
    3:49 pm on August 30th, 2013

    In celebratory anticipation of the opening of the auction, Debbie got some Hatch chilis for Teddy and me. The local Harris Teeter carries them for about a week once a year, and they are definitely yummy but incredibly hot too. I don’t think lil Teddy has ever experienced anything quite like it. So if you see any steam or smoke tonight, it may not be the Bid-o-Matic but just Teddy munching on some Hatch chilis.

  33. Herd of Hounds
    4:06 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Mom looks just like Darah..she’s drooling, just thinking about the auction.

  34. Herd of Hounds
    4:32 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Wookie’s Dad: Your mention of the Harris Teeter reminded mom of Kathy Reichs trying to explain the market chain to Canadians. Sometimes what we accept as normal is silly to others 🙂

  35. Tupper' and Gilly
    4:35 pm on August 30th, 2013

    HOH – try to explain Piggly Wiggly

  36. B. Stover
    4:40 pm on August 30th, 2013

    I’m having tomatoes Provencal with Michigan tomatoes. Delish!

    Piggly Wiggly? The market chain?

  37. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:05 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Beat!…I hope youse guys don’t stay up too late tonight…grunt!…I am beat! I’ve hammered and kicked and snorted at the Bid O’ Matic all day long….wheeze!…Who knows what will happen when it really has to do something tonight…gah!

  38. Herd of Hounds
    5:20 pm on August 30th, 2013

    T&G’s Mama: Yes or the A&P or the Tribe o’ Ray drug stores or Food Lion or Publix or…ya catch our drift?

    Waiting for 8 pm with baity breath 🙂

  39. Barb & Maggie
    5:55 pm on August 30th, 2013

    We are currently up and running and awaiting the auction opening at 7:00 our time. We have a big storm with lots of thunder boomers and wind approaching. Hope it doesn’t knock out our power! Rain drops are hitting the window right now!

  40. Herd of Hounds
    5:57 pm on August 30th, 2013

    B&M: We’ve had boomers and dark skies but it is splitting again 🙂

  41. Princess Sam
    6:29 pm on August 30th, 2013

    I thought by now someone would have noticed the time being Eastern standard.

  42. Herd of Hounds
    6:34 pm on August 30th, 2013

    OK, mommy and Daddy Dawg survived the experimental dinner; we even got a taste.
    Thai Crockpot chicken ( with mom’s substitutions)
    Boneless/skinless chicken breasts and thighs (1 per person up to 4). place in crockpot. Mix together: 1 can Rotel MILD tomatoes & chilies, 1/4 C peanut butter, 2 Tbs lime juice, 1 can mushrooms pieces & stems, 1 TB soy sauce, 1/4 tsp gr. ginger and pour over chicken. Cover, cook on low for 8-9 hrs. Remove fat and put chick pieces on platter. put 1 Tbs Cornstarch with 1 tsp h2o (mixed) into sauce to thicken. Serve over white rice and sprinkle with peanuts(optional) and cilantro. Yummy!

  43. Herd of Hounds
    6:36 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Yes, Sammie. It is still EDT, but we will survive. Besides, What is it in Arizona and who cares?

  44. Melanie
    6:49 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Whilst We Wait . . snicker

    GLAD did this pastel for a DEMO for a teen class.

  45. Herd of Hounds
    7:05 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Melanie: Wow, even better than a paint by the numbers!

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:08 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Talented!…Wow!…I sure wish we could get her to donate stuff to our auctions…snort!…GLAD is so talented it is amazing!…wheeze!

    Bacon!…We are having pancakes and bacon for supper so I should have lots of energy to handle Auction Central tonight!…yipppeeee!

  47. Herd of Hounds
    7:20 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Rio: You pucky lug!

  48. Melanie
    7:20 pm on August 30th, 2013

    She has donated. I believe B.Stover won one of her drawings? Painting? Not sure which. Then SnowBella made a puzzle out of one of her images.

    I am struggling to stay awake . . I feel like Dawson.

  49. Barb & Maggie
    7:20 pm on August 30th, 2013

    The chicken sounds yummy. Will have to try it. Barb is not a big crock pot cook. We might try it in a regular oven and cook for an hour or so. What would you recommend for time?

    Thunder storms are moving out. There were wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour with hail! We got close to 4 inches of rain, but we are OK.

  50. Wose
    7:31 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Melanie: What a beautiful piece by GLAD. It is amazing how lifelike her artwork is. And yes, she did a portrait of Lefty (handsome devil) which was made into a puzzle.

  51. Herd of Hounds
    7:37 pm on August 30th, 2013

    B&M: Not really sure about oven…Maybe 350*F for 40 min. That way it will soften and shred the chicken. It is a very liquidy/soft/shreddy kind of thing.

  52. SnowBella
    7:59 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Auction Central has been sufficiently plied with kawfee, beer and hot wings in preparation for Snowhook’s online pawction. The Bid-O-Matic 3000, bless its rusty parts, has also been plied with the same for no other reason than we figured it couldn’t hurt.

    Snowhook’s Labor Day online auction is officially open! With nearly fifty items, this could be our biggest auction, yet. The auction closes on Monday, September 2, 2013 at noon (AKST).

    Visit the auction:

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:01 pm on August 30th, 2013

    WOOOOO!….Let the bidding begin!…snort!snort!…What am I doing here? I better get over to Auction Central and pronto…heh!heh!

  54. B. Stover
    8:03 pm on August 30th, 2013

    I bought one of her drawings. It is of Lefty.

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:04 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Glad!…I remember all of that now…heh!heh!

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:06 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Remember!….To see the second page of Items, hit the “Older Posts” at the bottom right corner…snort!

  57. SnowBella
    8:08 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Melanie: Please check your SDD quick like a little newf puppy.

  58. Siber-H
    8:18 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Wonderful, outstanding, auction items!! You guys have to see these to believe them.

    The two pages of the auction items are scrolling up and down very slowly for me. Is anyone else having the same problem?

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:22 pm on August 30th, 2013

    SiberH!…It is probably because everyone and their dawg is out there looking at it right now…heh!heh!…Yippeee!

  60. Herd of Hounds
    8:23 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Soooo much to looook at!

  61. Macy the min-pin
    8:42 pm on August 30th, 2013

    wowzer, this is some good stuff!

  62. BooBear
    8:45 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Dad is doing his fantasy football draft and has both the laptop and iPad in use. All we can do is look at the items on the phone. Too small!!! That draft better end soon.

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on August 30th, 2013

    BooBear!…What bad timing!…snort!….Although you will have all weekend to shop till you drop! There are a lot of great Items and Packages to ponder over…chuffle!…I’m so damned proud of all of youse guys!….sob!

  64. Macy the min-pin
    9:16 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Mom and I have been catching up on books she should have read years ago and didn’t. So far this week we have finished “Wuthering Heights”, “Jane Eyre” and have just started “Pride and Prejudice”

    Forgive us if we stray into speech much superfluous and fussy, as one can only read but a modicum of this, ‘ere she begins to have musings as of these fine ladies and gentlemen.

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:21 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Stover!…We have tried many times to watch the 3rd episode of “Luther” but all we get is a black screen – it never plays…sniff!…Are you having this same problem. I am talking “ON DEMAND” here…grunt!

  66. B. Stover
    9:25 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Rio: I haven’t started watching Luther yet. I’ll let you know.

  67. B. Stover
    9:30 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Rio: Episode 3 works for me except I’m not going to watch it until I see 1 and 2. Episode 4 is available also.

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:36 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Gah!…Really?? Episode 3 works for you…sniff!…We are watching #4 and are lost! lost! lost!…grunt!

  69. Basil and Sage
    9:37 pm on August 30th, 2013

    We went to the auction. We were astounded by all the wonderful items there.
    We are now plotting a foray to capture Mama’s credit card when she isn’t looking. Hey Siber – got any hints on the best way to accomplish this?

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:42 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Break!…I am taking a break from Auction Central…grunt!…Apparently it is finally cool enough to go for a walk so that is what we will be doing for the next little while…sniff!…No Items will be updated till I get back…heh!

  71. Herd of Hounds
    9:45 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Mom is overwhelmed by the auction BUT it is about her pumpkin hour. She will wake up about 12:30 but the old fart wakes up if she gets up 🙁 Mom and we HOH have masterd lying still! Nighty night

  72. Siber-H
    9:47 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Herbs, Just slip the credit card out of her wallet and hide it in your mouth while running for whatever computer you are going to use to place your order. Do this in reverse when you want to return the credit card to the wallet. Be careful not to leave any teeth marks in the card because that is a dead giveaway.
    When the bill arrives in the mail, eat the evidence immediately.

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:11 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Hot!…It is still hot out…grunt!wheeze!…What the hell!?

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:11 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Bugs!…And now we all smell like bug-spray…gah!spit!

  75. BearSpiritDog
    10:56 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Let the Bidding Wars begin!

  76. BooBear
    10:56 pm on August 30th, 2013

    I just sent an email with starting bids on several items. Don’t know if auction central is still open or if they have closed for the night! I may have to wait until morning to find out if I am high bidder!!

  77. Melanie
    11:05 pm on August 30th, 2013

    What wonderfulitems to drool over.

    YSAS and LLL are here.


  78. Masquers
    11:07 pm on August 30th, 2013

    BooBear: We no doubt bid on the same items. May the kat with the fattest piggy bank win. Heh.

  79. dawson
    11:16 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Staff found the second page for me, I couldn’t find it. Staff is laughing away at the “Moose, it’s what for dinner” item.

    Turtleman and wife were over to distract us with cards for awhile but they finally left with tails between their legs, heh heh. It’s all just luck, you know.

    I love Spencer’s auction donation. I wouldn’t have to carry anything across the border or worry about someone paying exorbitant postage if I won that item. I will sleep on it because I can’t make any decisions when I’m this tired.

    Nighty noodle to y’all and morning to LizF in Oz.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:20 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Auction!…Central is up and at it!…snort!…I am chowing down on hot-wings and cawfeee!…sniff!…No beer here. WHAT Happened with the Kegs O’ Beer Here??…grunt!

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:21 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Bids!…If you do not see your Bids, remember to REFRESH the web page…grunt!… All bids received have been posted out there!…snort!snort!

  82. BearSpiritDog
    11:25 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Liz! Whilest we are Sleeping in our warm soft beds with our plush toys just so…she will be Awake Down Under and plotting the Winning Bids.
    Bed…That warm, soft Bed is calling me now…………zzzzzzz.

  83. Masquers
    11:28 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Riö! Where is your little side kick…past his bedtime is it?

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:32 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Maskers!…Teddy is sitting back bidding or biding his time…chuffle!…He will be given the Auction Central reins when he is good n’ ready…chuffle!

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:47 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Bear!….Check your SDD…sniff!…Auction Central is confused…heh!heh!….Or tired, not sure.

  86. Masquers
    11:54 pm on August 30th, 2013

    Bear says he will be getting his shut-eye early to be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed for dawns early bidding.
    Hmm…sounds like a plan…I am starting to look like a Siamese Kat here…eyes crossing with fatigue.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:04 am on August 31st, 2013

    UP!…Auction Central will be up for another 25 minutes or so and then we are crashing…heh!heh!…It has been an Exciting Day so far!…wheeze!…But I need my beauty sleep to continue battling with that Bid O’ Matic 3000pos…grunt!

  88. Masquers
    12:08 am on August 31st, 2013

    Riö: I sent a message via his SDD. He’s out for the night and that’s where this kat is heading too. No midnight prowls for moi this night.
    Mañana everyone.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:12 am on August 31st, 2013

    Maskers!…Got it and processed it in record-pug-time…snort!…Bear has excellent taste, by the way…heh!

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:24 am on August 31st, 2013

    Break!…Auction Central will be taking a mandatory break to rest and get ready for tomorrow, the first full day of the Snowhook Labor Day Auction!…snort!snort! …No, I cannot tell you when we will be Up and At It…heh!…It might be early or it might be a tad late…sniff! yawn!…Never fear, your bids will get posted, if they are the highest ones!…heh!

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:46 am on August 31st, 2013

    Bids!…All of last nights late bids have been posted!…snort!snort!…Cawfeee! Teddy, bring me some Cawfee!…yawn!

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