Sochi

Off to a bad start as far as we’re concerned.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more-sports/sochi-plans-mass-killing-stray-dogs-olympics-article-1.1600417

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  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:05 am on February 4th, 2014

    Hard to say good morning with an article like that. Insensitive, unfeeling, getting down off soapbox now.
    Wonderful Wednesday, all.

  2. B. Stover
    8:33 am on February 4th, 2014

    I’m not reading the article.

    Good morning all.

  3. O'Howlers
    8:37 am on February 4th, 2014

    We are not reading that. Judging by the name of the link, we won’t be watching those Olympics either.
    Dima is having another D-o-w-n day.

  4. Barb & Maggie
    8:41 am on February 4th, 2014

    Good idea Bee. Not an upbeat way to start the day. One statement that stood out to me: “What if a stray dog interrupted a program. It would be disgrace to the whole country.” Really?

  5. Melanie
    8:48 am on February 4th, 2014

    Good Morning, and it’s going to stay that way because I’m not reading that article.
    This is nothing new for that city. They just have an excuse now.

    To counter that . .

  6. Barb & Maggie
    8:48 am on February 4th, 2014

    Animal activists wanted Sochi to build a rescue shelter, but evidently that has not been done.

  7. Thieves!
    9:09 am on February 4th, 2014

    Our Lady is foaming at the mouth. Something about a stray dog being a disgrace, but the loss of life considered not. Poodled up x 10 is the best way to describe how she feels right now.

    She is a the airport, somewhat medicated and waiting to board. She packed her heating pad. She will be thinking of all youse this week.

  8. SnowBella
    9:10 am on February 4th, 2014

    Dima: Scooch on over under the quilt. I need a belly to rub.

  9. Melanie
    9:50 am on February 4th, 2014

    I believe that each airplane should have a Tummy Class. Those people who have to leave their loved ones at home wild be able to enjoy the Airplane Dog and Kat, giving tummies, head bumps and receiving licks.

  10. Wose
    10:14 am on February 4th, 2014

    Greetings!

    Siber-H, I’m sorry we got separated, and now you are lost in Siber-space. sob

    I refuse to read that article. I am poodled up about these Olympics being held in Russia for many reasons.

    Dima, tummies to you. Prayers being sent, too.

    RIO! You have been up top a lot lately!

    Dawson, (whispering) I am not sure about Elim , Quig, and Twig, but my VBFF the sparkly Belle Starr shares a birthday with my brother on 2/7.

    Melanie, my heart and thoughts are with you.

    Pixie! What is this that you are traveling around with a bad back and giraffes? Why didn’t Savannah, or the Thieves sit on you??? Don’t make me come up there and bite your pant leg. I can you know, since I don’t have a job to got to….

  11. Diane C.
    10:15 am on February 4th, 2014

    SnowBella–It’s good to hear from you. Keep warm under the quilt.

    Everyone–Here’s a link to a petition to V. Putin to register your disgust and objections to the stray-killing proram.

    http://www.thepetitionsite.com/972/019/713/2000-street-dogs-and-cats-will-be-killed-for-the-olympic-games-in-sochi-in-2014/

  12. Diane C.
    10:16 am on February 4th, 2014

    GAAH! that was supposed to be “program”.

  13. BooBear
    10:18 am on February 4th, 2014

    Dima, thinking of you and your ‘rents! Hang in there.

    BooBear

  14. dawson
    10:24 am on February 4th, 2014

    Me too.
    Not reading that. Instead read the article Chet posted on facebookie. Much better.

    Snowbella: ((sigh)) You can’t keep a good woman down. At least you have medication and a heating pad.

    Dima: Getting tummies from SnowBella is a win/win situation.

    HOH: It’s 10% off Tuesday at the grocery store. Heh, heh.

  15. dawson
    10:27 am on February 4th, 2014

    Wose: Oh yeah. The 7th! Not today. Excuse my confusion, everyone.

    DianeC: Thanks for that link.

  16. Tupper and Gilly
    10:33 am on February 4th, 2014

    We have an idea. Putin seems to think he is one hot sh*t, a ladies man, or in the vernacular, a dog.
    So therefore …..

    Supposed to be big snows coming. Must get some groceries before it comes.

  17. Barb & Maggie
    10:50 am on February 4th, 2014

    T & G, Maybe Putin should at least be taken to his V*E*T for a little minor “alteration”. You know the TNR program.

  18. BearSpiritDog
    11:23 am on February 4th, 2014

    Dear Hounds…After this Morning’s Post…It is now a Troubling Tuesday. (hahaha and you thought it was wednesday. hey, you can’t just jump over to hump day like that. snicker)

    Bear Hugs for Dima.
    Safe Trip for SnowBella (Please Feel Better!)
    Melanie: Thinking of you & sending Good Thoughts your way.

  19. Melanie
    11:36 am on February 4th, 2014

    What I need are good thought to send the freaking snow to Willow! They are talking about 12 inches for tonight and tomorrow. I WILL be leaving on Thursday!

    Hopefully, the PTB will be wrong as usual.

  20. Masquers
    11:37 am on February 4th, 2014

    It is colder than the proverbial you know what ’round here.
    Melanie: Tummy class! What a great idea.
    Royals: Your idea for Putin is not so bad either. In fact we can call and make an appointment right now.
    Siber is still out there somewhere in siber-space. sob.

  21. Diane C.
    11:39 am on February 4th, 2014

    Melanie–PTB?

  22. Alice M. Johnson
    11:46 am on February 4th, 2014

    DianeC, Powers That Be.

    Nap time here. I think tummy class would be a great place to meet other plunderers on the AK trip…

    Dima, Melanie,Snowbella,Rose and anyone else under the quilt, time for a nap. I will join you for napping purposes.

    I didn’t read that article either when I first saw it yesterday. Ish. Not going to read it today either. nasty nasty nasty

  23. Staff
    11:51 am on February 4th, 2014

    Drat that Alice M. She never logs off.

  24. Staff
    11:51 am on February 4th, 2014

    The facebookie post is high in Corgi’s and pugs…heh.

  25. Herd of Hounds
    12:01 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Gah! You’re correct I did jump over a day. Maybe that explains why the trash got picked up :( Mea Culpa and sorry for the confusion.

  26. Melanie
    12:07 pm on February 4th, 2014

    I am up and downstairs. Amazing.

    Lunch was cream cheese and green olives wrapped in lettuce!

    I am now joining the card game under the quilt.

    Dima, you got any twos?

  27. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:14 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Suchi! ….grump!….Well, I was excited for the Olympics, but now suddenly even that has turned to crap…grumble!

  28. Masquers
    12:18 pm on February 4th, 2014
  29. Masquers
    12:34 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Seen on facebookie: When the dog is goalie in a game of cat ball.
    The cat is using a bit of dog kibble as a soccer ball. He pushes it into the family room where the dog is sleeping. He gives it another push and it grazes the dog’s nose, which he seems to be using as a goal. The dog opens one eye, yawns, stretches out his neck – and swallows the ball. Game over. Not sure how to score a game like this.

  30. Melanie
    1:03 pm on February 4th, 2014

    I am a terrible person. I am doing my Mea Culpas.

    I ate from the Neon Yellow Food Group.

    Sob, sob . . (And it tasted soooo good)

  31. Diane C.
    1:10 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Melanie–It is OK if infrequent. You are not terrible.

  32. Barb & Maggie
    1:12 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Diane, Melanie frequently causes Barb’s brain cells to kick into high gear trying to figure out what she is talking about. Finally Googled PTB since we missed Alice’s answer. We were thinking Public something-to-do-with-weather.

    Now we are wondering what neon yellow foods are? Not lettuce, cream cheese or olives. Gah!

  33. dawson
    1:12 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Oh no!
    Mike Ellis has scratched from the Yukon Quest.

    Oh no!
    Melanie: Carpola!

  34. dawson
    1:14 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Melanie probably ate something with which her Celiac disease disagrees.

  35. Barb & Maggie
    1:17 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Dawson, But she says it is bright yellow.

  36. O'Howlers
    1:20 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Ellis!!! Scratched?????? wth????

  37. Barb & Maggie
    1:23 pm on February 4th, 2014

    What happened to Ellis? Too few dogs running?

    Melanie, A lemon, mac and cheese, velveeta, yellow m & m?

  38. Melanie
    1:27 pm on February 4th, 2014

    It was a few Cheetos. They are gluten free, but the neon yellow just can’t be that good for me. :)

    Now I have to see what is going on in the Yukon.

  39. dawson
    1:30 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Mike Ellis has scratched due to the well-being of his dogs. The one interview I saw with him he said all was well – he had dropped one dog due to cuts on his feet from the jagged icy trail but no other complaints at that time.
    Two other mushers have scratched: Normand Casavant and Jean Denis Britten.
    One musher Jerry Joinson, broke his sled but got a replacement and races on. He will have to serve an 8 hour penalty.
    Top 3 places are Brent Sass, Allen Moore and Hugh Neff.

    Aliy Zirkle wins the Yukon Quest 300!

  40. Barb & Maggie
    1:34 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Melanie, You are forgiven. At least they were gluten free.

    Looked on the net, couldn’t find anything current about Ellis and his team of Sibs.

  41. Barb & Maggie
    1:35 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Dawson, Thank you for the update.

  42. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:41 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Ellis!…I just saw that news…sniff!…This will not make SiberH very happy…wheeze!

  43. dawson
    1:53 pm on February 4th, 2014

    I googled Fairbanks Daily Miner newspaper and got some YQ news from that source.

    Those top 3 places? Not necessarily in that order. They are headed to Dawson City and the first one there gets 4 ounces of gold.

  44. Herd of Hounds
    1:55 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Melanie exercise extreme caution with Cheetos. This can happen to you!

  45. Masquers
    1:55 pm on February 4th, 2014

    The race is not the same without Siber’s input.
    Melanie: Thank Kat it wasn’t Velveeta!

    Driving north now to check on things before it gets any colder. Chance of snow still in the forecast.
    BBL

  46. Melanie
    2:02 pm on February 4th, 2014

    They do not give much information on the YQ website.

    I swear I wiped the slobber from my face!

    Had to share for those who don’t have FB.

    GLAD just finished this commission. It is beautiful – says the proud Mom.

  47. Tupper and Gilly
    2:14 pm on February 4th, 2014

    GLAD’s painting is just elegant.

    And the Huffington Post article is right on. Especially the part about how Corgus are the best dogs in the world. (Hey, you gotta read between the lines)

    Grocery store was mobbed. Shelves were empty. Glad to home and headed for a quiet afternoon on the couch.

  48. dawson
    2:14 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Wow!
    Melanie: The proud Mom is right!

  49. B. Stover
    2:58 pm on February 4th, 2014

    GLAD’s work is wonderful. I have one of her pieces–a pastel of Lefty.

  50. Barb & Maggie
    3:21 pm on February 4th, 2014

    That is amazing. It looks just like a photograph! She does such beautiful work.

    Melanie, We mentioned this once before, but at the deli you have to ask for white American cheese if you don’t want yellow dye in it. Our grocery deli has only 2 brands that are white. We never knew that American cheese was not naturally that color.

  51. Barb & Maggie
    3:23 pm on February 4th, 2014

    We are making a pot of turkey barley vegetable soup. Kitchen smells wonderful!

  52. Melanie
    3:35 pm on February 4th, 2014

    When Zoë went out to do the White Sale shopping, she brought me home a present! Of course, Mac and Mattie thought it was theirs.

    Gluten free pancakes! I am having one tonight, and the rest will be frozen individually. They are big so Mac and Mattie will probably have a taste. :)

    Snow starts here about midnight. Zoë has had a doctor office postpone her appointment. They know about driving down the Hills here.

    Riö, I know YOU don’t want to talk about that game, but what happened in your friend’s office on Monday? Knashing of teeth or philosophical acceptance?

  53. Melanie
    3:51 pm on February 4th, 2014

    My first set of pictures arrived! Thank you MollyPop’s Mom, Princess Sammy, her girl and LouLou!

    Cheese. Interesting thing cheese. Did you know some aren’t gluten free? BoarsHead always is, and our main grocery store deli does only gluten free meats and cheeses. I can’t remember the last time I had yellow cheese. Though I did have some American cheese, yellow, in the hospital. It tasted of childhood. snicker

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:49 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Melanie!… I am told that yesterday was a very bad day at the Busy-Place, at least for my friend and the Hot-Shot anyways….sniffle!… They both felt incredibly bad. How could you not feel bad when your team plays great all season, they get to the Supper Bowl and then suddenly act like they forgot how to play the game….grump!…. The mood changed as the day progressed. I think everyone started out feeling very MAD. Then it turned into BEWILDERMENT…sniff!….Then all that was left was DEPRESSION…..grunt! …Today no one is even talking about the team. I am pretty certain my friend and I will not be wasting our Sunday afternoons watching the Broncos play ever again….grump! …Never. Ever….Nadda.

  55. Tupper and Gilly
    5:03 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Rio – until next year…..

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:15 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Tupper!…Nope.

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:15 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Baseball!…Is one thing and Football is not…heh!heh!

  58. Melanie
    5:21 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Riö, my guys felt the same way about the Patriots in the playoff.

    I hurt and exausted. This means another fron has headed our way. Have you seen the radar picture of that storm? Jeeze Louise.

    I have retreated to my room. Heating pad on back.

    Mac and Mattie got a bit of pancake. All is right with their world.

  59. Wose
    5:57 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Melanie, GLAD’s portrait is breath-taking!!!!

  60. O'Howlers
    6:21 pm on February 4th, 2014

    From Mike Ellis on FB:
    Hello all, and thank you for the well-wishes. I scratched in Circle yesterday out of concern for the good health of our dogs. Several dogs had injuries from rough trail that would have prevented them from comfortably continuing down the trail and numerous other dogs had picked up a viral infection that affected their health, attitude, appetite, and performance to the point we did not think they should continue to race, which left me with too few dogs to go on. I would like to thank the Quest Vet staff, specifically Dr. Pinto, for working with me in Circle to individually assess each dog and help provide us with the information to make the best choices we could with the circumstances. Honestly, this is a crushing blow to us and beyond disappointing. We are grateful for your support and sorry to let our awesome fans down.

  61. Masquers
    6:43 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Ah, friend Riö, unfortunately only one of us could have claimed that awesome victory trophy. Thank you for your congratulations. You, sir, are a gentledog…despite all your bluster to the contrary.
    Melanie: GLAD is an artist extraordinaire!

  62. O'Howlers
    7:11 pm on February 4th, 2014

    We love Glad’s latest. Been following it on fb. We still wish Mom would have/could have bought that horse halter painting she loved.
    Melanie, we are worried about you driving to R.I. After this storm. Can you go there beforehand?

  63. BearSpiritDog
    7:14 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Melanie: Echoing the O’Howler’s comments.

    Siber-H: We Miss You!!!

  64. Melanie
    7:33 pm on February 4th, 2014

    No worries here. (Hi, LizF!) the storm will be over and the roads cleared by Thursday morning.

    Isn’t GLAD wonderful!

    I finally figured out that I should try Vick’s Menthol Rub.
    Do we have any in the house?
    Did I think about it when Zoë was shopping?
    Is there. Snowstorm coming and the town has warned us not to be on the roads tomorrow?

    Guess I’ll have to wait until Thursday when we are on the way.

    BSD& Masquers, very excited that Zoë and I are your heros . . we don’t have to do anything, right?

  65. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:45 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Winter!…Bah-Humbug!….grump!

  66. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:48 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Supper!…So her mother had all day to sit around the house with nothing to do because it is cold and snowing, and all she could come up with for supper was a couple of hot-dawgs and a can of pork n’ beans….grunt!…My friend was thrilled, let me tell youse…wheeze!

  67. Tupper and Gilly
    7:53 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Rio – we here are all prepared for the storm, with dinners planned for the next few days: tomorrow, chicken enchiladas, then baked taters, stuffed with chili and cheese, then corned beef and cabbage, then acorn squash stuffed with sausage and onions. Are you SURE you can’t leave your backyard?

    Siber – aROOOOOO – we miss you!

  68. BearSpiritDog
    7:54 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Hebrew Nationals what could be better?

  69. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:56 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Slurp!…I don’t know why but lately most meals around here are pretty grim…sniff!…My friend has all but given up trying to cook in mother’s kitchen, so there you go…grunt!

  70. BearSpiritDog
    8:19 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Melanie: Heros don’t have to do nothing! They are cool!

  71. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:25 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Story!…So what’s the full story on Melanie?…sniff!….Is she going to go see that new doctor tomorrow or Thursday? I know she mentioned renting a car and her sister is taking her to Rhode Island…wuffle!…Isn’t there a big fat storm raging in New England right now?…weeze!

  72. c.hobbit
    8:52 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Tupper & Gilly: no wonder the men in your household do not know how to cook — they have been spoiled rotten. :-)

    Poor Siber. He must be digging lots of holes in frustration of not being a part of Supper Bowl, Yukon Quest and talking to us all.

  73. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:58 pm on February 4th, 2014

    CHobbit!…According to the paw-written note I got SiberH only misses Me…snort!….He did not say anything about the rest of youse…chuffle!

  74. c.hobbit
    8:59 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Rio: what do you think of Sherman’s claim that the Seahawks had cracked Manning’s hand signals so they knew what the plays were going to be?

  75. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:02 pm on February 4th, 2014

    CHobbit!…I don’t really give a crap about it anymore…sniff!…Although, that would explain a lot of things…grunt!

  76. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:06 pm on February 4th, 2014

    CHobbit!…I know I owe you an SDD, but I am still pondering things…sniff!…So don’t expect one real soon…gurgle!

  77. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:30 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Losers!….The Biggest Loser’s last show of the season is on next…sniff!…This season just flew by for some reason. It can’t be over already…wheeze!…I swear it just started a few weeks ago…grunt!

  78. Tupper and Gilly
    10:23 pm on February 4th, 2014

    CHobbit – yes, its true. The men here are spoiled. But then again, Mama doesn’t pump gas, do dishes, or vacuum. So….quid pro quo.

    Rio – sorry your little Pugly heart has been broken. Just be glad you didn’t have to take your treatie jar to Mr. Singh to pawn.
    Hold on – Rockies season is coming.

  79. Macy the min-pin
    10:31 pm on February 4th, 2014
  80. Barb & Maggie
    10:37 pm on February 4th, 2014

    We are going to watch the end of the Biggest Loser. Night all.

  81. Staff
    10:47 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Melanie, I knew it was Cheetos. Love them myself. Try not to buy them but every once in a while I MUST.

  82. Staff
    11:12 pm on February 4th, 2014

    Ahem, Melanie, are you a crunch Cheeto eater or a puffy one? I’m a cruncher personally.

    These things are important to know.

  83. c.hobbit
    2:48 am on February 5th, 2014

    Maybe I should lay in a supply of crunchy and puffy Cheetos for the North to Alaska visitors. We could eat them and think of Melanie.

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