Stella And The Big Bucks

“Dog helps win lottery?” says Spence.

“That kind of thing,” says Admin. “My favorite part is the back seat and electronic window. Must have been fun to watch.”

Hat tip – Tupper & Gilly (plus A.)

Welcome Murph & Ellie; 2 alert guardians. 


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114 Responses to “Stella And The Big Bucks”

  1. OleyHowlers
    8:22 am on February 22nd, 2013

    Good morning Spence, Admin, and all. Thanks T&G for that great story. Our favorite part is where they guy picks the lock with a Slim Jim. We think we know who got to eat that there Slim Jim after the door was open!

  2. B. Stover
    8:46 am on February 22nd, 2013

    Good morning Chet, Spence and Admin.

  3. Barb & Maggie
    8:54 am on February 22nd, 2013

    Good morning all.
    Back to normal here. Den is painted, new desk is in place, and computer is back on. Good to be back on line.

    5″ of snow in Woodstock, with some freezing rain/sleet scheduled for later today. Yuck!

  4. Sharon's Herd of Hounds
    8:56 am on February 22nd, 2013

    Yep! Stella is one lucky 4 legger to have a 2 legger who can pick a lock with a slim jim. Wish someone here had that tallent.

  5. OleyHowlers
    9:10 am on February 22nd, 2013

    HOH, if you had a way to get us your picture and your email address, we could get your avatar set up. Pondering…

  6. BearSpiritDog
    9:14 am on February 22nd, 2013

    Lock picked with a Slim Jim? I’m afraid that Treat was Long Gone by the time I got here.

    Kat: Oh, dear…now what have you done…..

  7. Sharon's Herd of Hounds
    9:22 am on February 22nd, 2013

    OH Sharon can email some things and text like crazy. Is it ok to put my email here? If not, we sent it to Melanie several weeks ago. When she feels better, maybe she can look or we can send her another e mail if need.

  8. BearSpiritDog
    9:25 am on February 22nd, 2013

    Getting Dizzy dizzy…

  9. BearSpiritDog
    9:26 am on February 22nd, 2013
  10. Barb & Maggie
    9:27 am on February 22nd, 2013

    Sharon, Don’t put your email directly on the blog!

  11. Sharon's Herd of Hounds
    9:43 am on February 22nd, 2013

    B&M Gotcha…see Told ya’ am computer stupid.

  12. OleyHowlers
    9:56 am on February 22nd, 2013

    We will ask Melanie for it, HOH.

  13. Tupper and Gilly
    10:35 am on February 22nd, 2013

    We here loved that story especially since Stella is a MinPin.
    And because she is characterized as being “ornery”. Hmmm. Wonder if it is a MinPin thing….
    (love you Macy)

  14. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:45 am on February 22nd, 2013

    Grump!…My friend was on the icy highway for 2 hours this morning just to get to that damned busy-place…gruuuummmp!

  15. Siber-H
    11:51 am on February 22nd, 2013

    Good Morning All

    Sharon, Once you get my Fellow Sibers email address, can you email them a photo?
    If you can’t do this (I can’t do it without help) I have a backup plan.

  16. Princess Sam
    12:00 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    This ought to be good.

  17. Siber-H
    12:03 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Sam, It will be.

  18. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:07 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Scheme!…What do you bet it is a SiberH Ponzi Scheme…heh!heh!

  19. Tupper and Gilly
    12:08 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Siber’s Back Up Plan:

    Go to the camera counter at the store. Hand them the digital camera. Ask them to make a print of a certain picture. Take said print, put in large manila envelope and attach stamps. Address and mail to the intended party.
    Intended party – open envelope, remove picture, scotch tape to front of computer screen. Screen Saver!

  20. OleyHowlers
    12:19 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Youse guys are cracking us up. And Dog knows we need a good laugh around here.

  21. Barb & Maggie
    12:20 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Good one T & G!

    Our computer mouse wouldn’t work on the new desk surface so Barb got out our new, never-before-used mouse pad with WL on it. Very cool!

  22. Siber-H
    12:35 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    T&G Close, but that is not it.

  23. Rose
    12:39 pm on February 22nd, 2013


    Back from lightning bolts, and the Smoochers did a smashing job from keeping my hair flame free with Sammie’s hose and Belle Starr’s very pretty sparkly fir extinguisher. Wookie (disguised as Blip the therapy dog) was there to keep me company as well. The Smoochers and I have been doig some snuggling under my very special Wizard of Oz quilt for a little while now, and will soon be off to tend to Molly’sMom.

  24. Rose
    12:44 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    T&G: Your back-up plan is very funny!

    I now have the very handsome Siber-H picture you sent me on my screensaver.

    Rio! I worry about your friend driving in the weather you are having. I hope her travels are safe. Also,I promise you and Siber-H that very many picture’s will be taken of Junior. The Prof has already received his instructions.

  25. Rose
    12:47 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    B&M: I have my W-L mouse pad at work. It is so cool to see him there every day!!

  26. Tupper and Gilly
    12:53 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Staff – there is a local gallery having an exhibit of one woman’s quilted wall hangings. They are beautiful, bold color blocks with either words in the middle, or around the border. She has one really lovely one that has a beautifully appliquéd bird in a tree, surrounded by a garden. The border that runs around the piece says “If you grow a green tree in your heart, soon a singing bird will come”. We liked that one. But our very favorite was one she said she was working on when her son came to tell her about a life decision that was probably not going to end well. That one is a gorgeous mélange of colors and patterns and has a block in the middle that says “WHAT were you thinking?” tee hee

    Rose – what do you think about the new Wizard of Oz movie coming out? Are you going to see it?

  27. Sharon's Herd of Hounds
    1:11 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Siber-H Like the little engine that could, I think I can

  28. Rose
    1:13 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rio! Please check your SDD when able.

  29. Princess Sam
    1:16 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Don’t feel sorry for Molly’s Mom. I’m the one who won’t be getting a soft-boiled egg this weekend.

  30. Tupper and Gilly
    1:19 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Aww Sammie – how could we have been so cold-hearted as to forget your sacrifice? Poor little Princess.

  31. SnowBella
    1:25 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Burr! Staff: I am about a 20 minute plane ride from the site you posted last night. I am not sure if planes will fly when it is this cold. I think the cut off is -60.

    Wose: the Smoochers said you did very well today with the lightening bolts and that Blip is a gentledog with great comedic timing just like Wookie.

  32. dawson
    1:32 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Lottery win? Thanks for the good news. I really should get a dog.

    I didn’t check the blog earlier in case there was sad news. Instead I cut my hair. It looks and feels great! I’m glad I decided NOT to do the “punk cut” and did the “short cut” instead. I’m lucky that my hair is slightly wavy so that the little imperfections don’t show.

    It’s Heritage Days at the museum so I’m off to eat some delish fry bread cooked on an old wood stove and look at things older than I am.

  33. Belle Starr
    1:36 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Dawson: I will send you four baby dogs. No need to thank me. They are taking away from my attention. This, I cannot have.

  34. dawson
    1:38 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Oh yeah,
    Thanks to the Smoochers for taking such good care of our Rose. I’m hoping she will feel like packing soon.
    Also hoping SnowBella does not get stranded in the frigid North. Yeeks.
    CHobbitHarris: Are you packed yet?

  35. dawson
    1:40 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    My car has the old fashioned hand crank windows.

  36. Kat
    1:41 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Mommy, please come and get me. Aunt MollysMom is so sick that Princess says we won’t be getting any eggs up here. I don’t want to miss Egg Day at home. When is that?

  37. OleyHowlers
    1:42 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    T&G, Mom also has a sinus infection (and maybe bronchitis). She has not gone to a doc. Do youse think that is necessary?

  38. OleyHowlers
    1:43 pm on February 22nd, 2013


  39. dawson
    1:43 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    One more thing. New FOC Murph and Ellie are majestic!

  40. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:53 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rose!…I went to a lot of trouble to check and there is nothing there…grump!

  41. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:55 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    MollysMom!…What is wrong with MollysMom?…sniff!…Is she still battling sinus’ or has it turned into something horrible like pnuemonia?…yeeeep!

  42. OleyHowlers
    1:55 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Spence found out the name of that dog. Over on the right in the facebookie stuff.

  43. Mollypop's Mom
    2:09 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    I have a terrible sinus infection that I’m hoping doesn’t go down into my lungs. Today is my last day of antibiotics and then two more days of steroids. Today I went out for the first time in a week. Little Sammie will have to wait until I’m well enough for a 60-mile drive. I look out my window, decorated with Amalia’s beautiful feathers, at the ski slopes and lots of skiers (pity party).

  44. OleyHowlers
    2:15 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    MPM, Mom has had this off and on since Christmas! And Pop got sick shortly after her. They are having a miserable winter. Which of course means, so are we. Mom was getting better until events of the past weekend caused her to get very sick again. But she has not been to the doc. Wondering if she should. She is not big on taking antibiotics.

  45. Siber-H
    2:18 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Sharon, Good, but if you need my help let me know.
    Don’t any of the rest of you start laughing at my offer of help.

    Fellow Sibers, It sounds like your mom needs antibiotics, so, yes, she should go to the doctor.

    Wose, Glad it all went well this morning.

    Mollypop’s Mom, We hope you feel better soon.

  46. Siber-H
    2:22 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Chet’s facebookie post…we agree with Spence. It is important to know the dog’s name.

    Fellow Sibers, My mom doesn’t like antibiotics or doctors either, but your mom does not want complictions from this infection.

  47. O'Howlers
    2:26 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    You’re right Siber. She already has bronchitis we think. Next for her is always pnemonia. She just called docs and of course they have no openings today. But she made an appointment for Monday afternoon. If she is feeling better by then, she can cancel. If not, then she will be home with us once again !

    Meantime, we will keep reminding her to take her sinus pills.

  48. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:33 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rinse!…Sinus Rinse…sniff! …I’m not saying it again…grunt!

  49. O'Howlers
    2:36 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    You are so right, Rio. We keep telling Mom that and she keeps getting sidetracked. We are giving her a kick in the butt RIGHT NOW!

  50. O'Howlers
    2:50 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    HOH, Please check your SDD (that is Plunder-talk for email).

  51. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:01 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Howlers!…Sharon has been lurking for 2 years, I think she might know what SDD is…snort!…But now unfortunately, so do the Marauding Goats…grunt!

  52. O'Howlers
    3:06 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    heh heh heh heh!

  53. Siber-H
    3:18 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Not to worry. Us Sibers will take care of the Marauding Goats.

  54. O'Howlers
    3:27 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Our song of choice today:

  55. Tupper and Gilly
    3:54 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Howlers – please ask your mom to check her SDD

  56. BearSpiritDog
    4:01 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Thanks O’Howlers, We Love Alison Krauss & Union Station!

    And Thank You, Spence. for the Great Investigative Work in finding out the name of that member within who has been in the news of late. You found out not only the name but also the breed…Dogo Argentine…which is a type of Mastiff.
    Now Kismet (aka Angel) can truly RIP.

  57. c.hobbit
    4:05 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Dawson: I am one of those people who pack late the night before travel or very early the day of travel. This I do not advise because I find the strangest things in my suitcase along with a noticeable lack of other things that I need.

  58. O'Howlers
    4:12 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    C.Hobbit, Mom does the same thing. One summer, they rented a beach house in the Outer Banks for a week. When she unpacked her suitcase at the beach house, she discovered that she forgot to pack any shorts!

  59. dawson
    4:15 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Mollypop’s Mom: It’s too bad you are missing all that skiing but getting rid of the infection is priority although little Princess Samantha might go hungry.
    Upon further perusal, my hair doesn’t look that great once it dried. Maybe I gave myself a “punk” haircut by mistake. It has aspects of the “duck tail” with a hidden “butt crack” (and why isn’t that monitored) and something je ne say qwaa.

  60. dawson
    4:21 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Oh…and a small, barely noticeable, almost bald spot just behind the right ear. That is from the first hacking. I wonder if I was angry that day.

  61. O'Howlers
    4:25 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Oh, Dawson. Sigh

  62. Princess Sam
    4:31 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Dawson, go get some WonderFluff and you will look fine.

  63. dawson
    4:39 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Spence: Thank you for taking the time to find out Kizmet’s name. Rest in peace, Kissy.

    Sammie: Yes, WonderFluff!

  64. Staff
    4:41 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Well Dawson, In about 8 weeks Susan can rescue your hair. Poor Baby. Do you need the quilt?

  65. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:41 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Yes, that dog’s name was Kissy. Apparently her bf visited Mindy and all three doggies a few days beforehand. From the account that I read, it was a joyful visit.

    I still think it was a dirty rotten thing to do. I suppose I should be more compassionate, but I’m not.

    Now, on to happier topics!

  66. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:46 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Apparently, the term “butt crack” is a beauty industry phrase. I hope I don’t offend anyone by saying it again. I do declare, I was completely shocked when she pointed it out to me. And shocked again when she gave me the price!!

    Here’s the funny thing: I am going to use her again, because she is the only hairdresser who ever has ever agreed that my hair should be should length. Everyone else just whacks my hair really short. Someday, I’ll have longish hair, just like Sammie.

  67. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:00 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Hair!…My friend is growing her hair out too…sniff!…She says “to hell with short hair!” and it is now finally past that awkward stage…grunt!…Beau wants to grow his hair out, but so far has not had any luck…heh!

  68. Princess Sam
    5:05 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Sorry to report, but I was shorn like a sheep yesterday.

  69. O'Howlers
    5:07 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Maybe Mom should grow her hair out. And when we say “out” , we mean OUT. Her har gets bigger, not longer.

    And we just heard pizza is on the way. We really need our pizza and wine nights. Bye for now.

  70. Wose
    5:25 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rio! I apologize for my faux paw. Will go back and resend, and advise.

  71. Wose
    5:28 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    T&G : Prof and I just came back from seeing “The Thin Man” on the big screen. Lotsa of fun!

    I don’t think I can bear to see this new Oz movie. The Judy Garland version is just perfection, and my favorite movie ever!

  72. Gus and BooBear
    5:31 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Sammie, you got shorn like a sheep in the middle of winter?? And no soft boiled egg? And your girl going to Prague? No quality of life at all!

  73. Princess Sam
    5:35 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Sigh, my life is hard.

  74. Rose
    5:53 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    This just reported on Channel 7 Eyewitness news, New York:

  75. Rose
    5:55 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rio! Please check your SDD when able. Hopefully there will be something there this time.

  76. Rose
    5:56 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Belle Starr: You are up-top! You are just sooo cute!!

  77. Beau - The Black Pug
    5:58 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Sneeze!…Did someone say PIZZA!!?…choke!

  78. Rose
    5:58 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    OHs: Ear-worm! I can’t stop singing Siber-H’s song.

    North to Alaska!

  79. dawson
    6:09 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Sammie is not just getting the wrong end of the stick, she isn’t getting any stick at all.
    Staff: You know I am never ecstatic over Susan’s haircuts. This one is no worse than some I’ve paid for. The front looks great! The back looks…interesting.

  80. BearSpiritDog
    6:28 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    We here never could understand how you can cut your own hair…Especially in the back…Dawson you were Very Brave.

    Sammie: With the help of the Smoochers, MollyPop’s Mom will be feeling tip top in no time. You will then be back to being treated like the Princess you are.

  81. BearSpiritDog
    6:34 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Wose: Thank Dog Pug the Puppy wasn’t taken from his furever home…that would have really been awful…sadly, the woman will probably just turn around and sell the pup.

  82. Wose
    7:24 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Bear: My younger brother cuts his own hair. He uses a two mirror method.
    Yes, at least she didn’t take that cutie from his forever home. And you are right, I have a several incidents of puppies being stolen from stores here in NY, and that is exactly the reason for the thefts. Hopefully, he will be unharmed, and find a loving, forever home.

    I wonder if that is what Beau looked like….

  83. Wose
    7:27 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Sammie, I can’t help it, but you are just so adorable with your short haircut!!

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:30 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rose!…My friend has a photo of Beau as a puppy in a frame that the gal who didn’t want him any more gave her…sniff!…Maybe she can figure out how to take a decent foto of it and I will try and post it…grunt!

  85. Wose
    7:31 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    C. Hobbit: Looks like Prof and I will packing Sunday….

  86. Wose
    7:32 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rio! I would like that. No puppy pictures of you?

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:32 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Packing!…Rose, what day do you get on that big ole plane?…sniff!

  88. Macy the min-pin
    7:33 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    The lottery dog was a Min-Pin! We have a special way with door locks and window roller downers. When I was being taken to get a spade, I rolled down the window and jumped out. Mom and dad did not notice for about 10blocks. They frantically turned around and found me waiting in the driveway. Now, whenever I am in the car, the child locks are on. Hmph. I didn’t want to get a spade anyway.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:33 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rose!…No! None at all…sniff!

  90. Wookie's Dad
    7:34 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Wose. Glad to know that Wookie took such good care of you, like he always did with us.
    Hope all those under the quilt feel better soon.

  91. Wose
    8:15 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rio! Departure time from the Westchester County Airport is Tuesday, at 7:30 am.

  92. Wose
    8:18 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Wookie’s Dad: Wookie is a gentleman, scholar, and legend, and has become part of the Smoochers team.

  93. Wose
    8:22 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rio! Will you worry about the Prof and I as we make our way across the United States? I am worried about Rebecca flying around, and freezing too.

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:22 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Wookie!…Agent Wookie is not a Smoocher…sniff!…He is 00-Agent Wookie pure and simple. He might lend a spiritual paw to the team now and then, but he is not a Smoocher…gruffle!

  95. Princess Sam
    8:26 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rio, I was there and it was agent Wookie who I have gone on missions with!

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:27 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rose!…You should send Maskers your flight plans…sniff!…Then he could track youse guys for us and we will know when you and the Prof arrive safely in Anchorage…snorkel!

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:29 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Sammie!…I do believe that Agent Wookie was there, I’m not saying he wasn’t…snort!…What I’m saying is he is Not To Be Called “A Smoocher”…grunt!…Never. Ever. He will help out the Smoocher Team when they are in a bind, thats all…gruffle!

  98. SnowBella
    8:46 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    I waiting to see if the plane will fly. I hope to know soon so I can plan to stay put or load up on the plane.

    Wose: Belle Starr wants to know if you are bringing your Snowhook hoodie or t-shirt so she can shed all over it.

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Interest!…Have youse guys seen the new commercial for Person Of Interest?…snort!…It sort of explains the charactor and what the hell the show is about…heh!…I know they made this because I wrote the Producer and told him I did not understand the concept of the show…chuffle!…The Power Of the Pen!…Woooo!

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:48 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rebecca!…Come Home!….wheeze!

  101. BearSpiritDog
    8:49 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Wose: Good to know the airport is close to where you live; it is Convenient and youse can Avoid the Traffic.
    My advice is to Pack Early and recheck your list often.
    And…Don’t Forget the Camera!!!

  102. BearSpiritDog
    8:51 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    SnowBella: Black Hoodie…Belle-Starr shedding…Very Funny.

  103. SnowBella
    8:52 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Woo and hoo! It looks like the plane will fly. Fingers crossed!

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:54 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Gasp!…Be careful Rebeccer!…sniffle!

  105. Wose
    9:01 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rio! Okay, gotcha on Wookie.

    Masquers: Will send flight schedule to you.

    Rebecca: Belle Starr will be shedding on my Snowhook Hoodie.

    Nighty night youse guys. Lightning bolt days are tough!

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:03 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rose!….Goodnight!…snort!…Here is a big slurpy, sloppy, smelly pug kiss to help you sleep tighter all curled up in a ball….wuffle!

  107. Barb & Maggie
    9:13 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Nighty noodle to all.

  108. BearSpiritDog
    9:23 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Me too – Bear

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Kisses!…I’m not giving you guys sloppy, slurpy, smelly pug kisses, so thank yer lucky stars…heh!heh!

  110. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    9:46 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Rio – do you have the big slurpy kiss for your Natasha?

  111. Princess Sam
    9:49 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Some are here, some are elsewhere, I’m trying to keep up. All i
    really just want my eggs tomorrow.

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:49 pm on February 22nd, 2013

    Nattie!…Let me gather some spit together in my mouth first…heh!heh!

  113. Macy the min-pin
    12:58 am on February 23rd, 2013

    I was here.

  114. SnowBella
    2:00 am on February 23rd, 2013

    One more leg of my flight and I will be home. Almost.

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