States of Mind

“Minnesota Fats,” Admin says.

“Uh-huh,” says Spence.

“Jersey Joe Walcott. Nevada Smith. Dakota Fanning. See where I’m going with this?”


“Mississippi John Hurt. Texas John Slaughter. Louisiana Red. Utah Phillips. Got any more?”

“Hawaii Five-0?”

“You’ve missed the point.”

Welcome Roger, Russia (almost certainly the first tortoise in the Friends of Chet gallery).



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111 Responses to “States of Mind”

  1. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:56 am on January 7th, 2013

    How about my Iowa Hawkeyes — do they count?

    Good morning, y’all!

  2. OleyHowlers
    9:07 am on January 7th, 2013

    Hi Kirby! yep, Iowa Hawkeyes are in the same vein, aren’t they? Speaking of college…tonight is the BCS Championship game.
    GO IRISH !

  3. Basil and Sage
    9:16 am on January 7th, 2013

    Virginia Slim?

  4. B. Stover
    9:23 am on January 7th, 2013

    I’ve missed the point also.

    Good morning all.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    9:42 am on January 7th, 2013

    Washington Irving?

    Bee, I think the point is people who have a state as part of their name.

  6. Melanie
    9:50 am on January 7th, 2013

    Have I ever mentioned that my first name is Massachusetts?
    Massachusetts Melanie . . It has a nice ring to it.

    1st rest day of the week. I got up and put the trash outside. I was feeling quite virtuous. The morning was beautiful, high 20’s, not much of a breeze . . I even thought of walking down the street a bit.

    Then I remembered it was Monday. Trash day is Tuesday.

  7. Chet The Dog
    9:53 am on January 7th, 2013

    Admin to Barb & Maggie: Exactly! Washington Irving is perfect!

  8. Rose
    9:56 am on January 7th, 2013

    Punxsutawney Phil?

    Greetings All!

    Staff: Please check your SDD when able.

  9. Rose
    9:58 am on January 7th, 2013

    One of the great Yankee pitchers….Louisiana Lightnin’ Ron Guidry. Heh!

  10. Basil and Sage
    10:10 am on January 7th, 2013

    Tennessee Ernie Ford!
    Ha! Take that Admin!

  11. Melanie
    10:11 am on January 7th, 2013

    I don’t know if this is going to work. Should be a link to GLAD singing a song about their dog, Papi or Land or Loma or (he has a lot of names). She auto tuned it.

  12. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:15 am on January 7th, 2013

    Rose!….WooooHoooo!….Good one! heh!

  13. Barb & Maggie
    10:17 am on January 7th, 2013

    Wow! We got a shout-out from Chet! Woooooowooooo!

    T & G, Tennessee Ernie Ford is a good one too! Barb remembers his tv show.

  14. Barb & Maggie
    10:18 am on January 7th, 2013

    Indiana Jones!

  15. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:19 am on January 7th, 2013

    Georgia O’Keeffe.

  16. Barb & Maggie
    10:20 am on January 7th, 2013

    How about America Olivo?

  17. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:20 am on January 7th, 2013

    Love the song, Melanie!

  18. Princess Sam
    10:23 am on January 7th, 2013

    Hi Everybody. I got my soft boiled egg this morning and just finished my first morning nap. Life is good. I was on Molly’s Mom’s lap last night watching her little fishies swim around. She’s playing Fishdom 2 and is on level 138.

  19. Staff
    10:32 am on January 7th, 2013

    Oley Howlers check your SDD

    Royals, check your SDD

    Rose, I am on it.


  20. B. Stover
    10:39 am on January 7th, 2013

    Sigh. But what’s the point of the point?

    I’m laughing at Melanie…sorry.

  21. Basil and Sage
    10:42 am on January 7th, 2013

    Staff – we checked. Nothing new there today….
    We did respond to last night.

  22. BearSpiritDog
    10:42 am on January 7th, 2013

    Washington Huskies.

  23. Rose
    10:42 am on January 7th, 2013

    Rio! Thanks!

    Staff: Thanks!

  24. Barb & Maggie
    10:47 am on January 7th, 2013

    Carolina Herrera.

  25. Staff
    10:48 am on January 7th, 2013

    Well for pete’s sake! Please check again Royals. Hopefully it has arrived now. Maybe I typed too fast, or slow.

  26. Basil and Sage
    11:00 am on January 7th, 2013

    Staff – maybe your email is “sleeping with the fishies”.
    tee hee

  27. OleyHowlers
    11:06 am on January 7th, 2013

    Pennsylvania Station.

  28. Alice M. Johnson
    11:06 am on January 7th, 2013

    B&S…heh heh heh. You are probably right.

  29. Alice M. Johnson
    11:08 am on January 7th, 2013

    O’Howlers you are making me laugh. And I NEVER laugh.

  30. Melanie
    11:15 am on January 7th, 2013

    It’s okay, B. Stover. Go ahead and laugh. It’s the only way I’m making it through my life right now.

    Jesse, the go-to guy, is here. I am hitting the restart button of my rest day.

    By the way, his real name is Jamaica Jesse . .

  31. OleyHowlers
    11:16 am on January 7th, 2013

    Woo Hoo ! We have an announcement to make. A Plunderer has nominated a FOURTH Snowhook doggie to sponsor. While Earodynamic Charlie is at the starting line, waiting for his tail to join him, a Snowhook Team member #4 is FULLY SPONSORED!!!!!

    Details later….now if you have any treats money left, please help us get Charlie’s tail to Anchorage!

  32. Rose
    11:17 am on January 7th, 2013

    Attention All Kats:

    There is a film about youse guys screening at Sundance this year.

  33. Masquers
    11:24 am on January 7th, 2013

    Heh, heh. LSD for Kats.

  34. Alice M. Johnson
    11:25 am on January 7th, 2013


    Dear Plunderers,

    The Royals want to crown a new King or Queen of Bling. A beautiful new blinged up hat has been created for one lucky plunderer. It is shown below. The hat is a gorgeous aqua blue and lots of shiny diamonds and silver decorations have been swirled all over the front and bill of the cap. You will be the envy of all who see you wearing this one of a kind custom designed creation.

    “How do you get it?” you ask.

    Well it is EASY.

    Make a donation to the Booty fund. Any amount. For each donation we will put your name in a (probably different) hat and when the Booty fund hits its target amount of 1500 booties we will draw one lucky name out of the hat. That lucky plunderer will receive this spectacular hat.

    How easy is that? Very very easy.

    Are you ready to go for it? Step right up and make your donations now. Booties for every Paw! (All previous donations are included in this offer)

  35. Masquers
    11:28 am on January 7th, 2013

    Alice: This is Big! Who could resist?

  36. Alice M. Johnson
    11:35 am on January 7th, 2013

    I thought it might generate some interest. I am very excited about this wonderful marketing idea of the Royals. And bummed that I feel it wouldn’t be right for Staff to be in on the drawing. It would be a definite conflict of interest. Heh heh.

  37. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:39 am on January 7th, 2013

    Excellent!…I am blown away here by the ingenuity of the Shake Yer Bootie Team And the generosity of Golinka…snort!snort!….Well done to Staff and Golinka! What a GREAT IDEA!…..Wooooo!

  38. Rose
    11:53 am on January 7th, 2013

    Rio! Would your friend consider doing a very special project to raise money?

  39. Rose
    11:54 am on January 7th, 2013

    Sammie, was that really you in the giraff outfit last night?

  40. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:02 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Rose!…Wellllllllllll…snort!…I don’t know. She’s been awfully busy lately. She has one big project she is still working on and wants to finish it before she starts anything else…grunt!

  41. Staff
    12:04 pm on January 7th, 2013

    I hope many plunderers are counting their treat pennies and planning on buying a few more booties. The total amount already purchased is 1060.00 and the amount left to fund is 440.00. Whoo Hooo!

  42. dawson
    12:07 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Joe Montana!

    I’m in on the bling.

    Melanie: Will you leave the garbage out and say you were early?

  43. Steve
    12:08 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Dakota Fred from Gold Rush on tv

  44. SnowBella
    12:14 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Ahem…Is this thing on? I have an important announcement to make. As the Oley Howlers mentioned earlier today, a fourth dog has been sponsored, and not just any kind of sponsored, but fully sponsored.

    Wose, a most generous Plunderer, has seen fit to fully sponsor Rio, the sled dog not the pug! Junior is an up and comer in the kennel and has been running with the A team more often than not. Plus, he has wonderful eyebrows!

    Thank you, Wose!

  45. Junior
    12:18 pm on January 7th, 2013

    I get my up-and-coming from the pug side of my family. And, my good looks, I’m sure of it. Thank you, Wose for fully sponsoring me so I don’t have to leave my eyebrows home if I’m chosen for the starting line.

  46. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:19 pm on January 7th, 2013

    JUNIOR!….WoOOOOOOooooOOOOOOoooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooOOOOOOOOooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooo!….wheeze!sneeze!…I’m skipping! I’m skipping! I’m twirling and skipping!….Yippeeee!…Wow Rose! You are Awesome!…snort!snort!

  47. SnowBella
    12:24 pm on January 7th, 2013

    There are some many exciting things happening on this here blog today including the drawing for the bling cap!

  48. Barb & Maggie
    12:44 pm on January 7th, 2013

    We love the cap. And Wose, you are awesome!

  49. Rose
    12:51 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Shucks, youse guys. Junior, you are most welcome. I know your lady is part pug, and has a very special relationship to your counterpart in Colorado.
    You may have to ask Rio, but I think he and I have a special relationship as well. I also have to take many, many pictures of you, or Rio will “or else” me.

    I’m so glad you will not be leaving you eyebrows at the starting line.

  50. dawson
    12:54 pm on January 7th, 2013

    🙂 Checkpoint Announcement 🙂
    We have prizes too! The first prize will be an Iditarod calendar and the drawing will be next Saturday at 4 pm EST. Anyone who has donated any amount to the Checkpoints will be entered. Purchase not necessary. To enter without purchase send e-mail with paragraph written on what is your favorite checkpoint and why and you will be entered in the drawing. Heh.
    We are only $500. away from all checkpoints being fully sponsored!

  51. dawson
    12:58 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Congratulations to Rio Junior: Your namesake must be so proud! Good for you, Rose, for getting Junior sponsored, eyebrows and all!

  52. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:01 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Rebecca!…Check your SDD ASAP!…snort!…Unless you already have, then just ignore this post…grunt!

  53. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:12 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Dawson!…Only 500.00 away from ALL CHECKPOINTS being sponsored???…snort!…That is absolutely astounding!…wheeze!

  54. Melanie
    1:14 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Dawson, I took it in this morning, but will drag it out later. There is not enough room for the Giant size snow blower and the Huge trash container in the barn at the same time. There would be except the house guys never came and got two containers of trash out of there.

    Beginning my rest day. There is a cardinal on the bird feeder. The sun is shining. Every once and awhile I hear the clunk of another 3 or 4 foot icicle hit the ground. I have a book on my iPaw. Going to turn on some music.

    Yessss, I’m ready . . (of course, I’m still waiting for the doctor and Zoë’s hair dresser to call back and have to do the evening chores. But, I have hours . .)

  55. Melanie
    1:14 pm on January 7th, 2013

    And Snigglefritz, I have to SHARE my blingness?

  56. Tupper and Gilly
    1:42 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Melanie – you are the one and only Baroness of Bling Bulldozerdom No one will ever be able to take that away from you!

  57. Tupper and Gilly
    1:44 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Nevada Barr!

  58. Rose
    1:45 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Dakota Fanning?

  59. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:50 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Name!…I got one!…snort!…Tennessee Williams author of Dog On A Hot Tin Woof…wheeze!

  60. Rose
    1:55 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Rio! That’s a very good one!

  61. Rose
    1:56 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Hey, has anybody looked over to the right? News about the next book….

  62. Tupper and Gilly
    2:21 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Denzel Washington (Washingtons are pretty common – almost seems like that on is cheating)

    And we want to know why facebookies always get the news before WE do. harumph!

  63. SnowBella
    2:30 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Colorado Rio: Check your SDD!

  64. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:55 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Burp!…Rebecca – pass me the tums!…snort!

  65. Macy the min-pin
    3:07 pm on January 7th, 2013
  66. Macy the min-pin
    3:09 pm on January 7th, 2013

    I finally caught this show, and I must say that I am very surprised that all my canine friends would be so crazy about it. The Kats I can understand, but members of the nation? What is UP with this?

  67. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:13 pm on January 7th, 2013

    OMDawg!…How funny is that?…snort!…I may have snorkeled there at the end with all the titles…heh!heh!

  68. BearSpiritDog
    3:36 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Funny video…Macy!
    Queen of Bling…Melanie!

  69. SnowBella
    3:46 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Rio: Sneeze and wheeze!

  70. Melanie
    3:58 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Love the Kat’s dress. That was great. When I have a brain again, I will be watching the first of the new season. Luckily, Masterpiece Theater on line has it for a while.

    More later. Have to go lie down again.

    Snicker . . I just saw our across the street neighbor sneak over and give Mattie a treat. He is such a softy.

  71. Mollypop's Mom
    4:00 pm on January 7th, 2013

    I’m back in ski country where it’s all snowy and beautiful!

    Melanie – That nurse Zoe has – is her name Nurse Ratched by any chance?

  72. BearSpiritDog
    4:01 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Dawson and Staff: Those are some Great Prizes!

    I can see it now…encouraged by the sponsorship and support…Rio, Jr. takes the lead.

  73. Melanie
    4:15 pm on January 7th, 2013

    MollyPop’s Mom, what would be the male counterpart to that? She did say he looked like a carnival barker.

    I find it fascinating the way the Pack goes through our doors. From the dog room to the outside there is a dog door. They use it all the time. Yet, if I’m going out the human size door next to it, they want to go out that door. It creates quite a backup usually with me at the back fighting to get to the door.

    They do the same thing when I’m going through the swinging door from the dog room to the family room. They use it all the time, bit if I’m there? Huh? How does this door work?

  74. OleyHowlers
    5:49 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Hey Melanie, we find it fascinating that somebody makes dog doors big enough for members of the pack. heh heh heh
    We here always line up in front of Mom to go thru doorways. She has a hard time reaching the door handle over all of us, shorty that she is.

  75. OleyHowlers
    6:15 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Tonight is The Big Game. We’re getting prepped. We are also getting goosebumps. Bluecat, are you ready for some football? !!!!!

  76. Staff
    7:09 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Mr.Staff offered to let me watch the game with him. Youse guys will keep me up-to-date. I hope your team wins and stays unbeaten all year long!

  77. SnowBella
    7:10 pm on January 7th, 2013

    I just boarded a plane to head north again. I wonder what is on the menu.

  78. OleyHowlers
    7:13 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Thanks, Staff! Is Mr. Staff going to root for the Irish too?

  79. bluecat
    7:31 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Howlers – YES, clutching beer in already-sweaty hand!
    Go Irish! (I’ll bet the Grotto has lots of lights right about now…)

  80. OleyHowlers
    7:45 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Bluecat, Mom is wearing her #9 Game day shirt, which was originally procured because Tony Rice was #9. Now we have two #9s, and the Big one, Louis Nix, is a friend of a friend who had Nix mail Mom some autographed postcards. GO NASTY DAWG NIX !

  81. Barb & Maggie
    7:48 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Snowbella, Hope it is not moose stew!

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:49 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Football!…We here will be checking in on those Irish throughout the evening but we have to watch the first regular biggest loser show that is on tonight too!…heh!

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:51 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Downton!…Plus, we have to watch the first episode of Downton Abby at some point….grunt!

  84. OleyHowlers
    7:54 pm on January 7th, 2013
  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:57 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Irish!…I hope the football players are bigger than that guy…chorkel!

  86. Melanie
    8:03 pm on January 7th, 2013

    OleyHowlers and All, good luck with the game. I going to bed. Another not so restful day. Had to wear my bling hat and explain to the rehab place, in an icy, hard tone, exactly what was in my mother’s chart and how they were going to abide by what the doctor ordered. They are now following the plan. At least, for a couple of days.

    Oh, Franklin does have to duck to get through the dog door.

    Snowbells, hope whatever is on the menu doesn’t have identifiable body parts floating in it.


  87. OleyHowlers
    8:23 pm on January 7th, 2013

    ******* ATTENTION ********
    In honor of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish first appearance in the National Title game in 24 years, and first time under Coach Kelly, we are offering a special matching fund for Charlie. We Howlers will match any contribution made/pledged to Charlie’s sponsorship during the course of tonight’s BCS Championship game, which starts at 8:30 pm EST. Email my mom during the game, with your pledge amount, and we will match that pledge until we get Charlie’s tail right up there with his feet and his ears, at the Starting Line in Anchorage.
    GO IRISH !

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:45 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Howlers!…That is really awesome of youse guys!!!….Wooooo!…I hope this will do the trick and get Charlie’s tail to the Starting Line…heh!heh!

  89. Staff
    9:04 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Check your SDD…

  90. OleyHowlers
    9:08 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Checked and responded, Staff.

  91. OleyHowlers
    9:23 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Where has Siber been?

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:41 pm on January 7th, 2013

    SiberH!…I wonder if his computer crashed again…grunt!

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:48 pm on January 7th, 2013

    EGADS!…I just snuck a peak at the Fighting Irish score…wheeze!…What the hell is going on?….grunt!

  94. OleyHowlers
    9:55 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Rio, our rents are so distraught. Please dear Dog let this defense start playing like they did all year. So far, they are missing tackles like we miss lottery winners.

  95. OleyHowlers
    10:00 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Halftime in the most miserable game ever. And we still need $85 for Charlie.

  96. dawson
    10:03 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Oley Howlers: I do hope the Irish start their fighting in the 2nd half.

  97. OleyHowlers
    10:32 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Charlie’s tail just needs $45 more. That is 22.50 from you and 22.50 from us…and you have the whole 2nd half to do it.

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:40 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Charlie!…You are so close now!…..Woooooo!…It will happen!

  99. Basil and Sage
    10:43 pm on January 7th, 2013

    To PugButt – haw’s them fishies?

  100. OleyHowlers
    10:49 pm on January 7th, 2013


  101. OleyHowlers
    10:56 pm on January 7th, 2013

    That was our lonely howl for our one and only TD so far.

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:01 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Score!….Alabama 35 ta Irish 7…sniff!….Maybe this is the turning point…wheeze!

  103. Tupper and Gilly
    11:02 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Awwww Howlers. We are so sorry for you. We could hear that mournful howl all the way here

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:25 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Fishies!…They don’t have any lure on me….heh!

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:38 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Touchdown!…We peaked around the corner at the game and the Irish have scored another touchdown!….Wheeze!…I wonder how many beer cans Blu-Kat has crushed tonight…sniff!

  106. Tupper and Gilly
    11:39 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Rio – dont pay any attention to those Wrotten Kats – they are just “baiting” you.
    We just figured that with your favorite hot wings and beer, you would enjoy getting “tanked”
    We thought you would get hooked.

    tee hee

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:41 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Puns!…How many puns can two corgies come up with?…sniff!…They used them all!

    Goodnight!…Irish!…There’s always next year – at least that’s what everybody always tells me at the end of baseball season…grunt!

  108. OleyHowlers
    11:45 pm on January 7th, 2013

    Ah well. There are only 2 teams in the whole country who got to play for the national championship, and the Irish who were not even ranked in the beginning of the season, were one of those 2 teams. And our q-back is a freshman.

  109. OleyHowlers
    11:56 pm on January 7th, 2013

    This just in: Charlie scored right at the buzzer. Woo Hoo! Charlie is the 4th Plunderer-sponsored dog! And he had the most contributors including Staff, Dawson, Bee, Gus &Boo Bear, Tyb, Bear Spirit Dog, Barb & Maggie, and Rio, as well as other preferring-to-remain-anonymous contributors.
    And yes, some of that money were pity donations for us poor Irish Howlers. heh heh heh

    HURRAY for Charlie’s tail!


  110. Charlie
    12:51 am on January 8th, 2013

    Paws, ears, tongue and tail! My tail gets to come with me on the trail! Woohoo! Thank you very much all youse making sure I stayed in one piece. I have looking for the velcro attachment for my tail just in case.

    My Lady is on the road for work and so she may not be on this here blog as she would like for the next couple of days. Sometimes internet access is better than other times in the village.

  111. bluecat
    6:25 am on January 8th, 2013

    Howlers – as you said – they were in the title game. And you know the echoes are still there in S. Bend.

    Onward, Charlie!

    Good morning all. Enjoy your day.

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