Spoiler Alert

“Here’s an interesting article,” Admin says. “It’s all about how to tell if your dog is spoiled.”

Spoiled? A new one on me.


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154 Responses to “Spoiler Alert”

  1. OleyHowlers
    8:51 am on June 4th, 2012

    Good morning, ILG members!
    Spoiled? We don’t know what that means, but Mom says we are. We’re thinking that if it means pampered and treated like the V.I.D.s that we are, there would be steak for every dinner and ice cream every night.

    Jan Steves (Iditarod Red Lantern winner) gave a talk about her experience…we just can’t get enough of this stuff.

  2. Rose
    8:57 am on June 4th, 2012

    Greetings All!

    OH: No steak or ice cream every night? The Horror!!! Doesn’t sound like being spoiled to me.

    Rio: I purchased your friend’s not foxgloves….Thanks for letting me know the measurements.

  3. B.Stover
    9:19 am on June 4th, 2012

    The title of today’s blog makes me laugh…given the contents.

    Good morning all.

  4. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:20 am on June 4th, 2012

    Good morning, y’all! Thanks for posting that article, Admin. Mom always says Dad spoils me, but that article makes it clear that she’s totally wrong. I don’t have my own guest house, complete with kitchen and bathroom. Therefore, I’m not spoiled. Right?!

  5. B.Stover
    9:32 am on June 4th, 2012

    Question: Staff’s recipe from yesterday was for snap peas which are not the same as snow peas. Would the timing be the same for either kind of pea?

  6. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:32 am on June 4th, 2012

    OH: That was an interesting article about Jan Steves. I never connected her with Rick Steves, but I think we need to get Rebecca and/or AJ a brother who is a publishing/broadcasting mogul!

  7. Melanie
    9:36 am on June 4th, 2012

    I agree B.Stover! “Spoiler Alert” I was hoping for some wonders from any of the three stories SQ and PA has coming along . . . sigh.

    I noticed the writer of the article never said that any of those dogs were spoiled. She just gave examples of what some of her clients.

    Hmmm. I’m not saying Patsy is spoiled but she does run my life. I came home at OMD 1 am and she was on my bed waiting with me. The Look that I used to give my guys when they were past curfew was plastered on her face. Whew! Luckily, I had brought her some yogurt.

    YSAS and Hamlet leave today. I swear that yesterday was three days all put together.
    We saw “The Avengers”. Now I have to look up the comic books that I used to read back in the dark ages. I swear that “the Hunter” was called “The Archer.


  8. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:44 am on June 4th, 2012

    Rose!…Someone here says she will send the Not FoxGloves along with all your other purchases…snort!… She has started working on your Lil’Bouquet. Although, yesterday being away all afternoon she didn’t get very far…grunt!…Stover’s is on the back-burner because she is undecided for the colors….wheeze!

  9. Melanie
    9:52 am on June 4th, 2012

    Now that Patsy has done her job of waking me up she has gone back to snoring. I was thinking of Green Arrow.

    Good morning Everyone! Kirby T, you are up early. Is your mom going to work today? Tell her to leave the computer on for you.

    The video I sent is not on a link. Sorry. They did it on the cell phone. The title could also be, “When two actors get bored on a road trip.”

    Rest day today.

  10. Rose
    9:58 am on June 4th, 2012

    Rio: I am so excited! I will be chewing through pillows until your friend’s package arrives.

  11. Princess Sam
    10:03 am on June 4th, 2012

    Gus&Boo, I love the pic of LilMac. So happy.

  12. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:07 am on June 4th, 2012

    Mom just realized she never reported back after her day at the state library’s summer reading kickoff. This was the first time she went to that, and she was pretty amazed. Everyone who came in got a free bag with a book by each of the guest authors — Marc Brown and Denise Fleming. And they had tables set up so you could get your books autographed by both of them. Mom had never seen a photo of Marc Brown, so she’s not sure what she was expecting, but she was surprised — and yet not surprised — to see that he looks just like Arthur!

  13. Tupper and Gilly
    10:10 am on June 4th, 2012

    Rose – we need to get you a puppy or a kitten so when the credit card starts smoking, you can blame the 4 legged one. Another package will be in the mail today too.

    We watched that new show about the guy who “talks dog” in NYC. We got very bored, very quickly as it seems that it wasn’t the dogs he was talking to, it was the STOOPID people who wouldn’t have had the intelligence to bury a bone.
    Ok, so Mama does what we want MOST of the time. And Patsy does get yogurt and special privileges. And Princess Sam does get wonderfluffed and carried around in purses (but she still only gets icky kibble). But that is not spoiled the way the dogs in the show were. It was downright embarrassing!

  14. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:13 am on June 4th, 2012

    Marc Brown

  15. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:14 am on June 4th, 2012

    Rose!…I hope you have a whole room full of pillows…sniff!…At the rate she is making stuff you could gnaw your way through two dozen…heh!

  16. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:18 am on June 4th, 2012

    Since Mom and her friend were getting to work at their library’s booth, they were both wearing their library t-shirts, which feature The Wild Things. When Marc Brown saw their shirts, he told them about how reading Maurice Sendak’s book to his son inspired him to write his own first book. Pretty cool!

  17. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:21 am on June 4th, 2012

    Kirby!…Thats a great photo of Marc Brown…snort!…Too bad your maw couldn’t take that kind of photo of Spencer when she went to hear him speak…grunt!

  18. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:21 am on June 4th, 2012

    Melanie: We get up pretty early around here! And Mom is going back to work today after her week of vacation — which wasn’t much of a vacation. 🙁 Today’s her late day, but she’ll be leaving pretty soon. Not sure if she’ll leave the computer on for me or not. I’ll ask!

  19. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:25 am on June 4th, 2012

    Rio: That photo was taken with Mom’s “new” camera, which has lots of things on it that I don’t understand — and truth to tell, she doesn’t either! She was used to her old 35mm cameras — these new digital cameras flummox her sometimes! She’s still learning, but she does wish she had this camera when she saw Spence. That little point-and-shoot left a lot to be desired!

  20. Siber-H
    10:40 am on June 4th, 2012

    I’m not spoiled. The only one on the list that applies to my family is the travel…mom doesn’t want anyone taking care of me but her, but I can be left home alone and behave. My only complaint is she never leaves the computer on for me.

    Gus&BooBear, To answer your question from last night, yes, the tv series Longmire is based on the books. Mom has read the books. The tv series will not follow the books, but that doesn’t matter as long as it is entertaining.
    LilMac is doing well!

  21. B.Stover
    10:42 am on June 4th, 2012

    Rio: I’m not undecided about the colors of the bouquet. I’d like your friend to choose the colors.

  22. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:50 am on June 4th, 2012

    Stover!…It’s my friend who is undecided…heh!

  23. B.Stover
    11:09 am on June 4th, 2012

    Rio: I’m laughing. I thought the “she” referred to me. Pronouns can be tricky little buggers.

  24. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:10 am on June 4th, 2012

    Rio: Tell your friend to make Bee a rainbow!

  25. Rose
    11:15 am on June 4th, 2012

    G&B: I forgot to mention that Lil Mac is just the cutest thing!!
    T&G: That is the perfect idea! This way the Prof can blame the four-leggeds instead of me. (Hope your mum has some bears for the Boutique!)

    Rio, no need to worry about pillows, we have tons at home!

  26. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:25 am on June 4th, 2012

    Gotta go now, Mom decided not to leave the computer on for me. 🙁 I’m hopeful that I’ll be back later! (Way later!)

  27. Barb & Maggie
    11:33 am on June 4th, 2012

    Good morning all, tho it’s almost good afternoon for some.

    Barb says I am not at all spoiled, just well loved.

    Melanie, we couldn’t view the attachment you sent of the boys. Did you post a link on line too?

    I think you could use either kind of pea in that recipe. Maybe the snow peas would need slightly less cook time. We have grown both kinds but prefer the snow peas.

    Lovely day here, sunny and mid 70s. Yard work to do. BBL

  28. Melanie
    11:49 am on June 4th, 2012

    There’s going to be a live chat on the internet today at noon EDT, 10 MDT, 9PDT talking about wildfires especially the one in NM. don’t know if you’re interested those of you out there.


  29. Siber-H
    11:59 am on June 4th, 2012

    I think it is interesting that the English newspaper, the Guardian, is concerned about our wildfires.
    Thanks Melanie.
    I should “chat” but mom won’t let me. I could tell them about not being able to see my paw in front of my face last summer because of the smoke from the Arizona wildfire.

  30. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:05 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Fire!…My friend said she saw an RV on fire yesterday coming home from the game….snort!…It was parked outside of a restaurant…grunt!…The fire was enormous.

  31. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:10 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Imagine!…Sitting inside The Kracker Barrel enjoying dinner and your vacation home goes up in flames….wheeze!

  32. Siber-H
    12:18 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Hopefully, the RV was insured and at least the people were out of it. In a fire, one of those might be difficult to get out of.

    ok, I see why the Guardian is interested in our wildfires…climate change.

  33. BearSpiritDog
    12:20 pm on June 4th, 2012

    We are late this morning due to tech difficulties. It took myself, 2 two-leggeds and TechnoKat to straighten things out.

    Spoiled? No one spoiled in this house. On the rare occasions I don’t ride in the car, it is with the understanding it is for the very important Guard Dog Duty.

    Royals: What Rose said…we want bears, we want bears!!!

    Rio: That is very sad about the RV fire.

  34. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:25 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Bears!…Bear if you want to order something from Golinka you should contact her directly via email…snort!…I’m sure she will donate what she can afford to the Spring Boutique…sneeze!…Remember, she quit her job to create and sell her art for a living.

  35. Melanie
    12:54 pm on June 4th, 2012

    One of the people on live chat said there was no longer a “fire season” it happens all year. I think they’re right. MN had that fire in the winter.

  36. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:59 pm on June 4th, 2012

    New Mexico!…Does the Post Office shut down on Sundays in New Mexico?…heh!…They are the only ones I’ve been tracking that do absolutely Nuthing on Sundays…snort!

  37. Siber-H
    1:05 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rio, The post office probably shuts down entirely on Sundays here in NM. I assumed post offices all over the country did the same thing, but maybe it is just NM. Well, you know…

  38. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:10 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Package!…Well SiberH, you and your maw will not get your package until tomorrow then…grunt!…So much for 3 day delivery when it comes to youse guys.

  39. T.C.
    1:13 pm on June 4th, 2012

    It has taken me forever to wrestle this iPaw away from the Howlers. I want to say how adorable cute LilMac is? And believe me, I know cute!

  40. Snowhook Bella
    2:02 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Last night I had an allergic reaction to something, I took an allergy pill that knocks me out, Tenzing and I locked the doors and went to bed. Around 12:30 this morning, I woke to the sound of a door closing. I told myself not to panic and that I must have imagined the noise. I waited for more noises. Nothing. More waiting. I heard the quiet shuffling of feet. I looked to Tenzing. His medication, like mine knocks him out. He was asleep on the pillow. As I got out of bed—trying to be as quiet as a church pug—I grabbed my cell phone. A text message from AJ was on my screen: I will be coming home for the night. It will be late.

    He got us, mainly me—Tenzing slept through most of it—scared for nothing. At least I wasn’t caught with the door unlocked.

  41. BearSpiritDog
    2:04 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rio: About the bears…point taken.
    You are right, Siber-H. Post offices all over the country are closed on Sunday, although I believe mail still is on the move (Rio, you will see this when you track your package)
    Some packages are not delivered on Saturday (remember, B?) so we are careful not spend extra to send a package by Priority Mail if delivery will fall on that day.

    SnowBella: Whew…close call…door locked.

  42. Siber-H
    2:06 pm on June 4th, 2012

    That is okay, Rio. We are used to life in NM.

  43. Tupper and Gilly
    2:08 pm on June 4th, 2012

    We add our vote that LilMac is adorable. And it is nice to see him so happy and relaxed.
    Mama says she will have a bear or two for the boutique before long. It has been a real struggle getting them from the lady who fires the porcelain. After having had buckets of bears for beaucoups weeks and months, WHEN did she call to say they were ready? DURING THE BIG WEEKEND SHOW WHERE THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO APPEAR!!!! Grrrrrrrrrr
    And then the lady got impatient that we couldn’t drop everything and go get them right that minute, cuz now they where in her way.
    Double grrrrrrrrr
    But now- there’s bears in the studio. Just waiting to get prettied up

  44. Tupper and Gilly
    2:15 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Siber – there are advantages to living in New Mexico. Hatch chilis, azure blue skies, glorious landscapes, not to mention chili cheese Fritos.
    So – the post office is a little slow. So- you dont (usually) have enough snow to play in. It’s still the Land of Enchantment.
    (how could you even THINK about leaving….even if you ARE fleeing a crazy Russian hound dog?)

  45. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:21 pm on June 4th, 2012

    SiberH!…Are you home pal?…snort!…Hold onto your Rockies hat, your mailman is on his way with your package …heh!

  46. Rose
    2:31 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rio, please check your SDD when able.

  47. BearSpiritDog
    2:36 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Tupper&Gilly: The Royal Mum has made our day!

  48. dawson
    2:37 pm on June 4th, 2012

    All the talk about cooking steak and then I get a picture that makes me homesick. Steak over a fire – delish!

    KirbyT. Does your library sell those Wild Things t-shirts? My boys and I loved reading Maurice Sendak when they were young.

    Gus&BooBear: LilMac is a darling.

  49. Siber-H
    2:41 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Wow, Rio I’m home, but our mail may not arrive till around 4:30…woo woo I can’t wait.

    T&G I agree, I couldn’t leave. I would go nuts without the blue skies and always being able to see mountains no matter which direction I am looking. Oh yeah, and New Mexican food.

    We just had a minor NM crisis here…the water pump on my swamp cooler went kaput so mom had to rush to the hardward store, buy a new one, go up on the roof, and install it. I have air conditioning again!

  50. BearSpiritDog
    2:42 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Speaking of packages…we have 2 ready to head east.

    Kirby: How funny. Marc Brown does resemble Arthur.

    OMD! Dawson! How could you. There are hungry guys on this here blog and that picture looks good enough to eat.

  51. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:43 pm on June 4th, 2012


  52. dawson
    2:45 pm on June 4th, 2012

    I was so excited about actually making that photograph show up that I forgot…
    Jazzie! I received the quilt. I love it. Like you said it has a few errors and I love it all the more for that. (When Staff says she made a mistake on a quilt, I nod sagely like I can actually see a mistake…I can’t). Take it from someone who got a D- in high school sewing class (mandatory at that time), you will be a pro in no time at all! Heh. Thank you.

  53. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:47 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rose!…That means nothing is sitting in my SDD…snorkel!

  54. Rose
    2:49 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rio, I’ve some inverstigating to do…..

  55. Siber-H
    2:53 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Mom got a C in high school sewing class (mandatory) but that was only because the teacher liked a pupil that would ask her what to do every step of the way. Mom did not learn a thing…mom’s fault because she hated that class.

  56. Rose
    2:53 pm on June 4th, 2012

    I meant investigating. Rio, keep checking.

  57. Masquers
    2:58 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Don’t forget the Venus Transit tomorrow:

  58. Snowhook Bella
    3:05 pm on June 4th, 2012

    I learned how to sew by watching Bev sew on her old, baby blue Singer. It was heavy as a pack of newfs. She bought it at a garage sale the year she and Coach were married; it died a few years ago. I loved that old machine.

  59. Rose
    3:11 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rebecca: My Mom may have had the same baby blue Singer. I think it now resides with my black-sheep sister, in Texas.

  60. Masquers
    3:15 pm on June 4th, 2012

    No one here knows how to sew, although the dad did. snicker.

    Howlers: To think we were within traveling distance of Jan Steve’s talk, but didn’t know until too late. sigh. Thank you so much for your links to anything Iditarod.

  61. dawson
    3:26 pm on June 4th, 2012

    SiberH: Yes, can’t say I liked that sewing class and I didn’t care for Old Lady Grady that taught it either.
    When I first got married my MIL gave me a sewing machine (as if!) which I scornfully gave to my husband who promptly whipped up reversible vests for the boys. Show Off!

  62. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:28 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rose!…Still nadda…grunt!

  63. dawson
    3:34 pm on June 4th, 2012

    BearSpiritDog: I didn’t get any of that steak with mushrooms and onions either! But I did get a rain check for when I get home. That’ll be June 28th. A long time from now.

  64. Rose
    3:46 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rio, I’ll will get to the bottom of this and report back…snort!

  65. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:48 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Dawson!…That is a familiar date…heh!…June 28th is the Charming Mr. Abrahams birthday…snorkel!

  66. BearSpiritDog
    4:05 pm on June 4th, 2012

    We’ll betcha – Zoe, Melanie, Patsy and the Pack are napping!

  67. BearSpiritDog
    4:06 pm on June 4th, 2012

    My avatar. Grrrr!

  68. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:33 pm on June 4th, 2012

    SiberH!…Check your SDD…snort!

  69. Siber-H
    4:43 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rio, 10-4 good buddy.

  70. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:48 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Kirby, I bet your dad is actually building you your own basement play room, which is why he has been under the house.

    Mom won the Betty Crocker homemaking award is high school. She keeps an eye out for fear that Betty will come and take it back.

  71. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:50 pm on June 4th, 2012

    SiberH!…Your package is still being delivered…grunt!…Do your mailmen ride bikes?…chuffle!

  72. Melanie
    5:12 pm on June 4th, 2012

    YAWN!! Stretching . . . . BearSpiritDog is RIGHT! Zoe finally had to wake me up to make sure I sleep tonight!

    I still have my sewing machine which I got in 1972. Still works. Sewing I could do (costumes) Cooking? Let’s just say I have improved 10,000 fold. (That wasn’t difficult)

    Now we’re going to eat dinner. Looks like YSAS is working tomorrow as an Extra. Then rehearsal for a staged reading where he’s the main character and then working as a demolishing guy later in the week.


  73. Siber-H
    5:31 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rio, Our mailmen are just slow. They have mail jeeps as we have a rural route type mail box. Still waiting. If mom would drive me around, I could find the mail guy. She won’t drive me around.

  74. Siber-H
    5:33 pm on June 4th, 2012

    The mail just arrived! I see the dude out the window. I’m sending mom out to get it.

  75. Melanie
    5:37 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Siber-H, I can see you driving around in a jeep. Some googles and a long scarf finishes my picture.

  76. Melanie
    5:41 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Our waterproof phone came in and is now all charged up. That’s good since we are supposed to get rain until Thursday or Friday. The Pack has been snoozing all day (as have the two footed).

    The other phone sort of works. If you don’t mind it not have much battery and the rattle in it since I couldn’t get out all the rice.

    Bella, sorry you got a fright. Glad it was AJ (and the doors were locked). What were you allergic too?

    June 28th is a long way away. You can do it DAWSON!

  77. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:41 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Siber-Mail!…I sure hope that thing arrived with all its pieces and parts in the right places…heh!

  78. Siber-H
    5:51 pm on June 4th, 2012

    We finally got it all unpacked. Great packing job and a lot of work to ship the quilling around the country. It arrived in perfect shape.

    We love the puppy quilling! We are going to put it up somewhere near my computer. It is really pretty and unique. We also really like the frame your friend picked out for it.

    Thank you Rio’s friend for all the quilling art you did for Snowhook!

  79. Siber-H
    5:55 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Thank you, all of you, who donated all the wonderful items for the Snowhook sale!!

    I didn’t know they made waterproof cell phones. Mom’s once went in the washing machine and there was no saving it from total destruction.

  80. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:57 pm on June 4th, 2012

    SiberH!…please read every word on the little note included in the package…grunt!

  81. Rose
    6:07 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rio, please check your SDD when able. Hopefully, ther will be something there for you.

  82. Barb & Maggie
    6:12 pm on June 4th, 2012

    We emailed Rio on his SDD, but just want to mention here that the package arrived in great shape (how could it not the way his friend packs). The piece is beautiful, it’s almost too bad we bought it as a gift! Grump.

    We are reading Dog Tags and here is something interesting. In every single book we have read by Rosenfelt, or the 8 Andy Carpenter ones for sure, he mentions Taco Bell. He always finds a way to bring up fast food, and it is always Taco Bell. We have a theory that he has a deal with T.B. that if he mentions them they will give a donation to his Tara Foundation, which is a great dog rescue organization. Does anyone else have an opinion.

  83. Snowhook Bella
    6:19 pm on June 4th, 2012

    SiberH: You took the words right out of my mouth! A big thank you to each of you who contributed items, your time and talents and thank you to those of you who went on shopping sprees when your two-leggeds were not looking. I am pleased to say that our puggy bank has all but the last $500 for the entrance fee. Coach and Bev called to tell me one thing, make that two: 1) They want to cover the gap that remains with the sponsorship from our mechanic, our savings and the MMSB, and 2) Don’t argue with him, they want and are going to do it.

  84. Siber-H
    6:30 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rio, I read and understood every little word. All systems are a go.

    Rebecca, Am I reading your post correctly? You have the entry fee?

  85. Melanie
    6:30 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Wow! Three cheers for EVERYONE!!

  86. BearSpiritDog
    6:34 pm on June 4th, 2012

    SnowBella: WooooHoooo! But the Store is still open, right? And, there are many things to buy and sell.

  87. Siber-H
    6:36 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Melanie read Rebecca’s post the same way I did which means they have the entry fee!! WOO WOO
    This is super, duper news!! I’m running extra laps at the dog park tomorrow. (I don’t twirl)
    Rio will be twirling and twirling.

  88. Siber-H
    6:39 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Yes, the store is still open. KEEP BUYING
    The dogs need to eat and go to the vet.
    I am still having a garage sale in June..all proceeds going to Snowhook.

  89. Snowhook Bella
    6:41 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Yes! In theory we have the entrance fee! Coach said he will close whatever gap remains come entrance fee day! Can you believe! I told AJ and he looked so relieved! I’m twirling, I’m twirling.

  90. Barb & Maggie
    6:47 pm on June 4th, 2012

    That is the best news! And what a dad Coach is! Rebecca, you are lucky to have them plus AJ in your life.

  91. Rose
    6:48 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rebecca: WooooooooooHooooooooooo!

    I think you are in for a surprise!

  92. Snowhook Bella
    7:15 pm on June 4th, 2012

    B&M: You have no idea. Coach and Bev are great parents. They love AJ very much and are ranked among the loudest in AJ’s cheering section. AJ has a camp coming up at the end of this month for a church group. The group was looking for speakers for the young men. AJ asked if they were interested in football coach with such and such record and such and such awards. They were immediately interested and asked AJ how he knew Coach. Coach will be coming up later this month to speak to several young men. He is looking forward to spending time with AJ. Where will I be? In Atlanta at a conference during the time Coach is in Alaska. I don’t thin we have any Plunderers in the Atlanta area.

  93. Melanie
    7:20 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Hmmm, I’m not saying I’m tired or have no attention span, but I wrote to Masquers and then just went to another site. I believe I “Thunk” the submit comment button. I don’t seem to have a mind controlled computer.

    Anyhoo, Masquers! We decided that Hamlet was having Woman Trouble because of the Transit of Venus. Not that any of us know anything about it at all, but it did sound good.

    How young women can dump these two guys is beyond me. They are nice, kind and chivalrous, have great senses of humor and are handsome. What’s not to love?

  94. Melanie
    7:22 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Bella! Your guy and dad are WONDERFUL!

  95. Siber-H
    7:38 pm on June 4th, 2012

    The pretzels are sold out!!!

  96. Snowhook Bella
    7:40 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Pretzels! I almost forgot to mention that Linda the Lurker emailed me this morning and said that she would be willing make more pretzels if folks are interested, but they will be in square containers, not round tubs.

  97. Melanie
    7:47 pm on June 4th, 2012

    I wish I could eat Linda the Lurker’s pretzels. sigh

    Masquers, I can also tell that the transit will be great, because it will be cloudy here and we won’t be able to see it. ALWAYS happens.

    I have tried, but I am tired ( I could actually say that the other way around too) but I MUST needs go to sleep.

    That 1 am stuff just isn’t me. That reminds me, Molly Pop’s Mom, how was the black tie event?


  98. Tupper and Gilly
    7:53 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Twirling, twirling
    Bella’s got her entry fee!

    And how interesting about Coach giving a talk in Alaska while Bella is on the East Coast. Hmmm….wonder how many folks might come to a place to hear an Iditarod Best Damn Handler’s Wife give a talk about what it takes to do the race. Hmmmm…wonder if it might be a good fundraiser….pondering….

  99. dawson
    8:19 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Thanks to everyone the entrance fee will be paid for the 2013 Iditarod! Thanks Coach & Bev…we would never argue with you.
    I did go to the store earlier to buy pretzels…Hmmm. I sent Snowook a snail mail today.

    Wonder what Rose has up her sleeve? I think it is going to be good.

    Melanie: Those young women will be kicking themselves someday when they finally figure out what they let slip through their fingers.

  100. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:42 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Hurdle!…This is amazing, overwhelming, exciting news Rebecca give us!….Woooooo!….I’m skipping, I’m twirling, I’m skipping and twirling and skipping….Woooooo!Wheeeeee!…We must remember, this is just the first hurdle there are many more to over-come before AJ the Giant stands at the starting line…snorkel!

    Store!…Is still OPEN and I want to believe it will be open for quite some time!…snort!snort!…So don’t stop checking for new stuff and reconsider all the great stuff still out there for sale…wheeze!…Twirling and skipping takes a lot of energy…grunt!

  101. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Dizzy!…Rose, I am very dizzy but I did not see any SDD’s from you in my in-box…wheeze!…Exactly which email are you sending stuff too?…grunt!

  102. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:46 pm on June 4th, 2012

    That’s such great news about the entrance fee. Woo! Woo,

    There was a great cartoon in the Wasington Post today. Non-Sequitir by Wiley. God is talking to an angel, with a view of the earth in the background, and the following caption: “Truth be told, I f it wasn’t for dogs, I would have blown it up years ago.”


  103. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:47 pm on June 4th, 2012

    My car has a dead battery, and I am sitting here in the pouring rain waiting for AAA. With the windows down. (It wasn’t raining at lunchtime.)

  104. Alice M. Johnson
    8:51 pm on June 4th, 2012

    What fabulous news. Thanks Coach and Bev. Great news. And yes, the store is still open.

    Received the pretzels today. Thanks Linda the Lurker. I will be taking them to the Quilt shop tomorrow night.

  105. Siber-H
    8:53 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Wookie, Love the cartoon…reminds me of The Far Side

    Wolfie, I hope AAA gets there quick. Once they do, you will be on your way.

  106. B.Stover
    8:58 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Wolfie: I hope AAA get’s there soon. (I hate cars that don’t work.)

  107. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:59 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Wolfie!…Are you in a safe place?…snort!…Hang tight help is on the way!…wheeze!

  108. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:19 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Pretzels!….More good news!…snort!…More pretzels!….Wooooo!…My friend came home today and low-and-behold her mother had bought a bag of small pretzles….grunt!…She never buys pretzels because my friend is not supposed to eat them…heh!…So now we will have Lurking Pretzels and the Regular ones…sniff!…Guess which ones we are going to eat while watching the game(s)?…chuffle!burp!

  109. BearSpiritDog
    9:21 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Wolfie! We were wondering where you were. Bummer about the dead battery.

  110. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:36 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Bouquets!…Do youse guys want to see the first couple of stages of making Lil’ Bouquets?…snort!snort!…Its still 93 degrees out so we will not be walking till the sun goes down…wheeze!

  111. Masquers
    9:39 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rio: Why yes, yes we would.

  112. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:43 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Response!….Well, I’ve had an over-whelming response to my question so here goes: Please refrain from posting while I am putting up the photos of the first few stages…snort!…Very exciting stuff….heh!

    One!…She finds her larges paper strips which are 1 inch wide…heh!

  113. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:45 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Two!…She figures out the colors everyone wants and cuts the paper to a 10 inch length…snort!

  114. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:48 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Three!….She cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!cuts!…wheeze!…each strip of paper the full length…gasp!…This is all for tonight…heh!…Exciting Stuff, huh?

  115. Gus & BooBear
    9:52 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rose, we sure hope you like the Dare to Dream quilling project, because we absolutely LOVE the Sing one. Rio always said that the projects just didn’t photo to their full potential. He is right about that. It is perfect and Mom has already held it up where she is going to hang it. Perfect!! Thank you, Rio.

    Mom is still waiting for her pretzels and mixes to arrive as well as the Market Square Dog book. (She also bought a pic of Annabelle and Twig.) We will be watching for new items at the boutique.

    We think the Plunderers should consider helping AJ buy a back up sled for the race. He sure could have used one in the last race.

    Thanks for the comments on LilMac. He has come a long way but still moves away when you first reach for him. He gets along great with the other cats and LOVES Dad’s lap. We will keep working with him!


  116. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:55 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Hey, y’all — I’m back! Mom got home from work and ate some supper and now she’s finally turned the computer on for me. And the first thing I see on my homepage is this article — this one’s for Bee especially!


  117. Masquers
    9:56 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rio! How’d you do that? Whooooolllllle lota cut’n going on.

  118. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:56 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rio: That looks like alot, alot, alot of cutting!!!

    (That was for Bee, too! Now that the Queen’s English Society has disbanded, I can get away with that. Or can I?!)

  119. Siber-H
    9:59 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rio, That is interesting and I would have said I wanted to see it when you asked, but I wasn’t at the computer.
    It is facinating that she taught herself to do quilling.

  120. BearSpiritDog
    10:05 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Kirby: Shocking! 40 years of censorship has bit the dust.

    Good grief. I just now noticed Chet’s facebookie page lead-in over on the right…Dogs of the Wisconsin Recall…there’s a Corgi named Bear over there.

  121. Tupper and Gilly
    10:05 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rio – does your friend use scissors or one of those rotary cutters?
    Mama used to cut all her fringe one at a time with scissors – then someone gave her one of the “pizza cutter” types, and wahoo…fringe everywhere in a tenth of the time!

  122. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:17 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rebecca: We live just a few hours from Atlanta, and Mom and Dad had thought about going there last week, but ended up spending the whole week in the laundry room. So they’re still thinking about going later in the summer. When are you going to be there? Also, we just realized we missed the Monday deadline for ordering shirts — are we too late? If we missed this one, will you be putting in another order later?

    Macy: Our “basement” is only about about three feet deep — and even smaller in places! But you’re right, that would be the perfect size for a playroom for me me me (as someone would say)!

    Dawson: Mom’s t-shirt has the Wild Things and the name of her library on it — remember her library is the only one in the whole, wide world that has permission to use the Wild Things! And the sizes go from 18-month onsies to 4T to youth sizes to adult size XXL. If people would be interested in these t-shirts, Mom would probably just donate some to the Store, which would be win-win! Profit for the library and Snowhook!!!

  123. B.Stover
    10:21 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Thank you Kirby. That was an interesting article. “Twitter”–the name says it all!

  124. BearSpiritDog
    10:26 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Kirby: Donating the t-shirts to the Store is a Great idea! We would definitely be interested.

    We are signing off early because it’s really, really dreary here and there is a book calling our name. Dog, I hope the weather improves for tomorrow’s Venus Transit. So far, we have missed every single cool thing in the skies to date – Bear.

  125. Barb & Maggie
    10:39 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Wookie, That was a great cartoon! A lot of truth in it too.

    We are going to order some Linda Lurker pretzels tomorrow. All this talking about them, we can no longer resist.

    Night all. Our book is calling.

  126. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:41 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Fringe!….Someone here does not have a fancy-wancy fringe cutter machine…wheeze!…She does it all by hand, one cut at a time with scissors…grunt!…Oh, she says she can cut up to 4 pieces of paper at a time so its actually not one cut at a time, but darn near…heh!

  127. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:44 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Steps!….Tomorrow night the next three steps will be shown…snort!….She will photograph the steps while making Rose’s Lil’Bouquet…heh!

  128. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:46 pm on June 4th, 2012

    SiberH!….The Rockies are ahead 4 ta Nuthing…heh!…Just catching up cause we’ve been out walking in the wind and not enjoying it very much…grunt!

  129. Siber-H
    10:58 pm on June 4th, 2012

    I’m watching the game. Sometimes I am starting to see a glimmer of hope in these starting pitchers.
    The Rockies catcher, the little guy, whacked the ball good for a solo home run.

  130. Snowhook Bella
    11:00 pm on June 4th, 2012

    KirbyT: You are not too late. The day got away from me, and I forgot to call the screenprinter before they closed. I also received a last minute email from a non-Plunderer to place an order, so you are in the clear. To answer someone’s question from a couple of days ago, the hoodie does not have a front zipper.

    Rio: I love the pretty colors of paper. I can imagine it is a sneeze and snort free zone.

    Wolfie: Please let us know when your mom is safe and sound.

    Pretzels! I had a hankering for pretzels tonight—can’t think of any idea why—so I stopped on my way home. I’ve already received two orders for pretzels beyond what was originally available.

  131. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:03 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Kirby!…I think donating some of those special Library shirts to the Store is an excellant Idea….Wooooo!….Who else has a great Idea?…snort!…Don’t forget SiberH’s great one of having a yard sale and donating some or all of the proceeds to Snowhook…wheeze!

  132. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Pretzels!….We are munching on the store bought ones her mother got…sniff!…But they are NO WHERE near as flavorful and addicting as the Lurking Pretzels…heh!

  133. Tupper and Gilly
    11:07 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rio – tell your friend the next time she is in the craft store, she should go to the quilting section. They have these cool rotary cutters and cutting mats. The cutter really does look like a pizza cutter, but the blades for it are round razors. You put your things to be cut on the mat and then just put the cutter where you want to start your cut and pull down – zip, zip, zip. Instant fringe! It also keeps you from getting carpal tunnel problems from that constant sqeeze action with scissors. Bet you could cut a few layers of paper with that too.

  134. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:11 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Worried!…Someone her is worried because she had mailed out one other Item to the Howlers and they have not reported getting it…wheeze!

  135. TMG
    11:14 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Dear Rio.
    Heh heh heh.
    The Marauding Goats

  136. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:15 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Tupper!….Will do!..snort!….Thanks for the cutting tip.

    Vacation!…Oh no!..sniff!…Did the Howlers go on vacation?…gasp!

  137. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:17 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Goats!…drat!..Drat it all to hell!…grunt!

  138. Siber-H
    11:21 pm on June 4th, 2012

    The Howlers are still with us and no marauding goats would mess with them. The Howlers would be having the goats for breakfast.

    Kirby. The t-shirts are a wonderful idea.

    Wolfie, oh, Wolfie, check in with us when you can.

    We are turning in and I hope this baseball game doesn’t fall apart on us.

    night all

  139. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:25 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Rose!…Just so you know – Nadda!…grunt!

    Howlers!….Where are you guys?….wheeze!

  140. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:48 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Missing!…Now everyone is missing…wheeze!…It’s like the Twilight Zone out here on the Blog….snuffle!

  141. Snowhook Bella
    11:58 pm on June 4th, 2012

    Twilight Zone! I saw an episode when I was in grade school and spent the night sleeping on my parent’s floor. Spook!

  142. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:00 am on June 5th, 2012

    Rio: I’m still here, but we’re getting ready to hit the hay! Mom has to leave for work early tomorrow, because she stopped on her way to work today to recharge the fire extinguisher, which was already here when they moved in. But Dad told her the wrong street, and when she finally found the right street, the lady at the fire extinguisher place said they couldn’t recharge it because it had a plastic top, plus it was one for a boat, not a house. So then Mom was going to buy a new one, but there was something wrong with their credit card machine, and it timed out — twice. So the lady said Mom could write a check instead, but by then Mom was already running late, so she just gave up and went to work — and was five minutes late. But they’re holding the new fire extinguisher for her, so she’s supposed to stop there again in the morning to see if the credit card machine is working by then.

    So good night, y’all!!!

  143. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:04 am on June 5th, 2012

    Mom used to babysit for some people who were always out late, and in those days the only television station still on the air showed The Twilight Zone in the wee hours of the morning. So Mom would watch that show, and then jump everytime their house creaked. Not to mention the fact that it was an A-frame house that had a whole wall of windows in the back — overlooking the woods, of course. Spooky!

    Now goodnight for real!!!

  144. Riö –The Evil Pug
    12:04 am on June 5th, 2012


    Rebecca!…You are probably too young to have seen Night Gallery…huh?…That one always scared my friend the most…snort!wheeze!…Rod Serling was a genius…heh!

  145. Riö –The Evil Pug
    12:08 am on June 5th, 2012

    Imagination… its limits are only those of the mind itself.
    Rod Serling

  146. Snowhook Bella
    12:15 am on June 5th, 2012

    Rio: Never heard of it, but I bet it could give me a fright. I am proud of keeping my cool last night when I thought someone was in the house. Tenzing was no help in that situation.

  147. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:27 am on June 5th, 2012

    The tow truck finally came, and mom made it to her meeting and is now home safe and sound. It has been hot and sunny except for this afternoon, when it poured Kats and doggies.

    But here is the REALLY embarrassing part….mom got a call this afternoon from security telling her that her lights were on. She was heading out to turn them off when she got sidetracked. Geeeze. What a doofus!

  148. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:29 am on June 5th, 2012

    When mom was a girl, she got really scared by two movies: The Birds and The Invisable Man.

  149. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:30 am on June 5th, 2012

    Rio, your friend is amazing!

  150. Snowhook Bella
    1:41 am on June 5th, 2012

    Wolfie: I am glad you mom is safe and sound. Whew!

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