Step Right Up! (Revised!)(Again!)

The big news today is Snowhook’s Musher Mercantile Spring Boutique. For those who maybe don’t know, this blog takes a big interest in Snowhook Kennel, wonderful, inspiring and heartwarming competitors in the Iditarod race, the greatest dogsled race in the world. Today at noon they open their spring online store in aid of the 2012-2013 racing season. Some of the items have been created and donated by the Plunderers, an extremely inventive group of people who make this blog a better place. Store opens at 12 noon ET. A link will be posted here in the comments section. Bulletin! Bulletin! And it is now also posted right here, as of this second:

(You can watch a great video of the 2012 Iditarod featuring AJ of Snowhook and his beautiful team by clicking on the About button.)






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151 Responses to “Step Right Up! (Revised!)(Again!)”

  1. B.Stover
    9:32 am on May 26th, 2012

    Go Snowhook!

    Good morning all.

  2. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:38 am on May 26th, 2012

    Stover!…I’m glad you are here and not shopping already!…heh!…I’m so excited to see the new store!…Wooooo!

  3. B.Stover
    9:40 am on May 26th, 2012

    Good morning Rio. You are up very early for a Saturday. Let’s see….about 2-1/2 hours until the store opens. I’m going to buy one of your friend’s projects!

  4. Snowhook Bella
    9:41 am on May 26th, 2012

    I’m rethinking my decision to hang wallpaper. In the end I secured it with pink duct tape.

    Let’s not forget to day is a big day for the Royals’ mum. I’m sending positive, successful thoughts her way.

    Rio: The store is bursting, I say bursting at the seems. After I dropped you off, I still had some boxes to unpack and shelves to stock.

  5. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:41 am on May 26th, 2012

    Ummm….Mom will have things to donate soon. Last Christmas, she went out of town and when she came back, dad had given the Kat potholders and pomegranate jelly away as gifts. Whoo-wee, was mom mad or what?!

    Heh heh heh, this means that mom can do some shopping today!

  6. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:44 am on May 26th, 2012

    Hey, y’all! Not sure how much shopping I can do. 🙁 Mom is going to a wedding today — she’s leaving right when the store opens. And she says she can’t leave the credit card with me because she has to pay for her hotel room. I think that’s just an excuse — not sure she trusts me with the plastic! She says she’s not sure which she’s looking forward to more, the wedding or that lovely hot shower at the hotel!

  7. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:50 am on May 26th, 2012

    Go!…Go!Go!Go!…GoLinka!….Woooooo!….I hope she has as many excited shoppers as Snowhook does!..snort!

    Stover!…My friend is very curious to see which one you get your paws on…heh!

  8. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:52 am on May 26th, 2012

    Early!…We were woken up at 5:30am mountain time this morning…grump!…Someone and someone else are hardly speaking to each other right now…grunt!

  9. Rose
    10:00 am on May 26th, 2012


    Wow, that was some retirement party last night!

    Hope the Royal Mum has lots and lots of buyers today!

    I can’t wait for the store to open. There are a couple of items I will be buying with the Curly Tail Quilling name on them. Woooooooooo!

  10. Siber-H
    10:23 am on May 26th, 2012

    Spence, Thanks for the Snowhook post today!

    I had a good night’s rest in Admin.’s basement last night. The only thing missing were Zingers.
    I am ready to shop!!!

    The very best of luck to the Royal’s Mum this weekend!!!

  11. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:35 am on May 26th, 2012

    I wonder what Nattie is doing to make the Rockies start winning?

  12. BearSpiritDog
    10:36 am on May 26th, 2012

    Go Snowhook!!!
    Go Golinka!!!
    Go od Morning!

  13. Masquers
    10:50 am on May 26th, 2012

    The big day is here!
    Thanks for the shout-out Chet.
    I cannot wait to see all the goodies!

    To Golinka and the Storyteller – Great success to you this Memorial Day weekend. We will be sending good vibes your way.

    Zoe: Have a fabulous time in NY!

  14. Siber-H
    10:53 am on May 26th, 2012


  15. Rose
    10:53 am on May 26th, 2012

    Rio, I know you are a fan of the show Breaking Bad. The final season begins July 15th.

  16. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:01 am on May 26th, 2012

    Wolfie!…That is a very interesting theory….heh!snort!heh!…If its true, we are GOING ALL THE WAY THIS YEAR!!!….WOOOOOO!

  17. BearSpiritDog
    11:01 am on May 26th, 2012

    Rose: We are big Breaking Bad fans here too. Thanks for the heads up!

    Siber-H: Forgot to mention last night…if C.Hobbit is Plunderer #1, you are Plunderer #2 – known as Siberian Husky back in 2009.
    What a conundrum you are in…if the Rockies win, you lose. Let’s just hope the Home Office keeps the Nefarious One busy.

  18. B.Stover
    11:29 am on May 26th, 2012

    Wolfie: LOL!

  19. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:46 am on May 26th, 2012

    Bye, y’all! Hope everything goes well today for everyone! I’ll be back sometime tomorrow!

  20. Snowhook Bella
    11:54 am on May 26th, 2012

    In less than 15 minutes, I will post the link on this here blog for that there MMSB. I’ve tested the links without issue and I hope that is the case for all shoppers.

    In an effort to make it more convenient for folks, I was able to add an “add to cart” feature so shoppers should not have to enter in their card for each item the buy in one sitting.

    I do have the option for those of you who prefer to pay by check for your shopping ventures to send me an email and place your order.

    Because this is a manual process, I do have to take it on a first come, first serve basis if we have more than one person interested in buying an particular item—let me tell you, our inventory is full of great items. I will notify those who aren’t the first to buy via email and issue an refund if payment was made online.

    Please let me know if a link doesn’t work and I will process your order manually. I believe that the MMSB is best viewed on Google Chrome.

    Remember, keep it clean. No elbows to your fellow shoppers. We don’t want a day-after-thanksgiving-big-box-store-shopping-brawl.

  21. Snowhook Bella
    12:01 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Ahem, the Musher’s Mercantile Spring Boutique is now open for business.

  22. Snowhook Bella
    12:12 pm on May 26th, 2012

    I feel like I might be here by myself for a while. But, what did I say, the items are wonderful! Plus we are able to see Jasper in his official duty as quilt tester and supervisor!

  23. Riö –The Evil Pug
    12:19 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Quiet!…Is everyone shopping????…heh!heh!…Remember all proceeds are for a good cause…snorkel!

  24. Alice M. Johnson
    12:21 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Just a note to you plunderers,

    Some of the “ad to your cart” links are not next to their item. Please be careful when you order to choose the right link.

    I like that option! Makes it easier.

    And Linda the Lurker sent in some items!

    Rebecca I sent you a SDD message.

  25. Gus & BooBear
    12:29 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Guys, is there a page 2? We know we had several other donations that aren’t showing up and wonder if we just aren’t looking in the right spot!


  26. Snowhook Bella
    12:35 pm on May 26th, 2012

    G&BB: CARPOLA! SNIGGLEFRITZ! There isn’t a second page which means I overlooks some prized items. I tried to copy and sort them as I received them, but obviously I fell short—my apologies. I need to go back through and restock the shelves.

  27. Riö –The Evil Pug
    12:38 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Missing!….snort!…I knew it was all going too smoothly….heh!snort!heh!

  28. Gus & BooBear
    12:40 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Rebecca, it may be our computer. We don’t see the items donated by Linda either so think maybe it isn’t showing everything on our link.

    We had 4 other items to donate that aren’t showing up (cross, cat tile, candle and holder and fish hooks). Do you need us to resend the emails?

  29. Siber-H
    12:42 pm on May 26th, 2012

    On some of the items, I had no “add to your cart link” so I emailed Rebecca an order.

    Thanks Linda!

  30. B.Stover
    12:48 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Oh! Oh! I wanted the “Trust Yourself” quilling art by Rio’s friend but I think my order went through on the bouquet of flowers instead. (Which I also like.) Now when I click on the correct button for the “TY” art, nothing happens. Sob!!

    I love all of the descriptions and the order abbreviations.

  31. Melanie
    12:49 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Rebecca, don’t worry, be happy!

    I have just gotten back from the train station and then the SHOW where Golinka is doing business. I took 117 pictures. I am tired. Then the show opened, I disappeared to walk around, came back and she had SOLD a POT!


    Pictures to come. Uploaded 117 pictures takes time. Need to get something to eat and look at the MMMMMMMSSSSSSSSS. zzzzzzz

  32. Riö –The Evil Pug
    12:52 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Stover!…Just order the old fashioned way..snort!…Send Rebecca an email!…HURRY!…She can switch out your order. I don’t want anyone to order something by mistake…grunt!

  33. Snowhook Bella
    12:55 pm on May 26th, 2012

    G&BB: I think your missing items you sent in are my fault, because I know I saw them at one point. I will update with those items. I kept thinking it seemed like you had a delivery truck at the store more often than not. I know when I viewed the store with Internet Explorer, it didn’t match up as neat and tidy as it does when I access it through Google Chrome.

    B: Please check your SDD.

  34. B.Stover
    1:04 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Checked and replied Rebecca.

    Go T&G’s mom!!

  35. Siber-H
    1:07 pm on May 26th, 2012

    That must be my problem. I am using IE. Mom says I am not smart enough to download Google Chrome and use it.

  36. Gus & BooBear
    1:09 pm on May 26th, 2012

    SiberH, us too. We wouldn’t have a clue how to find google chrome.

  37. B.Stover
    1:11 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Rebecca saved the day!!

  38. Siber-H
    1:13 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Rebecca, I sent you another SDD.

  39. Riö –The Evil Pug
    1:17 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Stover!…Did you get what you wanted???…snort!

  40. Riö –The Evil Pug
    1:18 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Watchout!…SiberH has the Credit Card!…heh!…Gang way he is coming through the Store!…woooo!

  41. B.Stover
    1:19 pm on May 26th, 2012

    The historical info on quilling is really interesting.

  42. Gus & BooBear
    1:19 pm on May 26th, 2012

    We count 34 different items on Rebecca’s boutique (some already sold). Is that what you guys are viewing? (We now see Linda’s items).

  43. B.Stover
    1:20 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Rio: Yes, both the TY artwork and the bouquet!

  44. Siber-H
    1:20 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Hey Rio!! I got the little puppies quilling!!!!

    Also, I like the information you gave us about quilling on the store’s website.

  45. Siber-H
    1:25 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Gus&BooBear, Yes, I am now seeing all the items that you guys are.

  46. Gus & BooBear
    1:28 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Rio, we bought Mom the “Dare to Dream” item (since NONE of them said anything about cats!) She will love it and can’t wait to see it in person.

  47. BearSpiritDog
    1:29 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Wait. Someone here thought she bought what B bought.
    Curses! Stupid PayPal timed out on me.

  48. Gus & BooBear
    1:32 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Bear, we are all just assuming that we got the items we are talking about. Rebecca said that if there were double orders, she would honor the first order and refund the others their payments. We HOPE we got what we mentioned.

  49. B.Stover
    1:39 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Sorry Bear. Perhaps you can convince Rio’s friend to make another one for you.

  50. BearSpiritDog
    1:47 pm on May 26th, 2012

    B: It was the bouquet we were going for. Truth be told, we wanted to buy them all.
    My Goodness, Rio. Your items are selling like the proverbial hotcakes.

  51. Snowhook Bella
    1:54 pm on May 26th, 2012

    G&BB: Your count is correct, at least of the items I posted. I can’t believe I overlooked the other items. I will try to post those after a little nap—I pulled an all nighter; AJ just made me breakfast which I had to share with Luna.

    So far, all but a few have been able to order their desired items. In all cases of double orders thus far, SDDs have been sent and responses received.

  52. Riö –The Evil Pug
    1:54 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Bear!…There are 2 sets of bouquets left…snort!…She offered 4 sets – 2 have sold…sniff!

  53. Siber-H
    1:55 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Bear, There is a red 2 beside the number of bouquets for sale. Could it be that you got it also?

  54. Riö –The Evil Pug
    1:55 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Bear!…Hit that Refresh button you hate so much on the Stores page…grunt!

  55. BearSpiritDog
    2:19 pm on May 26th, 2012

    I remember the refresh button here on the Blog, but can’t seem to remember it elsewhere. sniff.

  56. Snowhook Bella
    2:22 pm on May 26th, 2012

    BSD: I have you down for one of the bouquets.

  57. Masquers
    2:23 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Someone here is getting growly…must be time for lunch. Me? I’m going to take a nice nap over there in that sunny spot on the deck.

  58. BearSpiritDog
    2:24 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Thank you, SnowBella.

  59. BearSpiritDog
    2:26 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Now get some sleep!

  60. Snowhook Bella
    2:28 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Masquers: I think a nap is in order for me, too. I wish I had a sunny spot, the electric blanket will have to suffice. Next week is our 10 year anniversary, but AJ will be working in the backcountry then. If I’m up to it, we were thinking about going to a matinee of Men in Black to celebrate.

  61. B.Stover
    2:29 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Bear: The bouquet has not been marked as sold out. I believe that there were more than one.

  62. B.Stover
    2:36 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Well I thought I had refershed….

  63. B.Stover
    2:51 pm on May 26th, 2012

    I’m laughing about the two revisions of today’s post.

  64. Riö –The Evil Pug
    3:23 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Walks!…Wheeze!Gasp!….Choke!….Cough!…I just got done walking…snort!…Its too damned hot out there to walk. Especially for a pug…grunt!…Now she is going to take Beau – he will die for sure…wheeze!

  65. Melanie
    3:29 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Youse guys have been busy! I started with 117 pictures, threw some out, fiddled with the others and now have 66. Whew. i will not be putting up all 66!

    Every time Golinka makes something she gets more skilled and more in touch with the art muse. Even the pictures don’t show the beauty and skilled work.

    Send good thoughts. She needs to sell!

    One of her new kinds of masks.

  66. Melanie
    3:36 pm on May 26th, 2012

    This is a a close up of a lid on a pot that is a stone wall with ivy on it.
    There is a small squirrel on the other side, but I couldn’t get him in focus.

  67. Melanie
    3:41 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Here’s that pot.

  68. Melanie
    3:43 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Mini pots and bears.

  69. B.Stover
    3:44 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Love the artwork especially the mask.

    We haven’t heard from Howlers for a while.

  70. Melanie
    3:45 pm on May 26th, 2012


  71. Melanie
    3:47 pm on May 26th, 2012

    I love how this guy just looks at you. She has done a few of the lizard pots.

  72. Melanie
    3:49 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Whew, it is HOT there! But they are smiling anyway!

  73. Gus & BooBear
    3:59 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Mom LOVES the stone wall pot and of course, the bears. She is just so talented. All the items are great and are probably 10Xs more impressive in person!

  74. OleyHowlers
    4:02 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Hello all! We missed the retirements party, and after reading thru all 4 pages of yesterday’s blog, it seems we missed a really fun time. Mom said we all had to go to bed early so they could take Ned and Annie for a nice ride early this morning, before it was too hot. It is 90 degrees here!!!
    Today, we had to run lots of errands, but not to worry…we shopped the MMSB as soon as it opened! We managed to score one of Rio’s friend’s projects: the old dog…how appropriate is that! We also bought some other stuff and then had to run off. Now we looked, and the husky items are gone gone gone. Sob.

  75. BearSpiritDog
    4:11 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Melanie: Love the pictures!!!
    What a great shot of The Storyteller & the Royal Mum!!!
    (whispering) oh, and we Love those Bears! Perhaps any not sold this weekend will be available for purchase?

    O.Howlers: The Husky items went fast! Sorry you guys missed the Great party last night, but can certainly understand your mom and pop wanting to ride early while it was still cool.

  76. Siber-H
    4:23 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Thanks for the photos, Melanie. Her work is beautiful! Amelia needs her own website. Love the photo of both of them together. We hope she has great sales this weekend.

    I wonder who bought the Husky items.

  77. Rose
    4:44 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Melanie, thanks for those wonderful photos ! I especially love the photo of Leonard and the Royal Mum. I see several bears and little pots I would just love to purchase!!!!

    SiberH, I wonder who bought the huskies too.

    I was late to shop, so I missed the Dare to Dream project…..sob!

  78. Masquers
    4:55 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Oh, no! Rose, I thought for certain you would be the proud owner of the Dream project. Were you, at least, able to purchase one of the others? They all went so fast!
    Siber: You mean to say you weren’t the one who bought the huskies? It wasn’t the Howlers, either. Hmm, I wonder who could it be…..

  79. Princess Sam
    4:58 pm on May 26th, 2012

    My family went to Florida for my grandpa’s 91st birthday. Molly’s Mom is here taking care of me, but she got sick so now I have to take care of her. She was supposed to go to a party and one of her old friends is here from Boston, but nooo. It’s a tummy bug. No one would want her around anyway, but me.

  80. Siber-H
    5:02 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Yes, I bought the Huskies…who else.
    Nosewad knew they would sell to either me or the Howlers.

  81. Siber-H
    5:09 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Sam, Tell Mollypop’s Mom we hope she feels better soon. It is no fun to be sick on a Holiday weekend.

  82. OleyHowlers
    5:11 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Siber, of course we knew who bought those husky items before we could get back to the boutique. We Sibes are all easy marks, aren’t we? 🙂

    Rio, your friend’s projects are going like hot cakes!

    We are so glad Melanie put those photos up. Lovely pieces, and lovely A&L.

  83. Riö –The Evil Pug
    5:14 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Golinka!…She has out done herself!…Wow!…How does she do all that?…sniff!…I hope she is selling a ton of stuff today!…snort!

  84. Riö –The Evil Pug
    5:15 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Rose!…Where were you this morning?…sniff!

  85. T.C.
    5:19 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Heh Heh Heh! Guess what? Buddy and I just bought Mommy a special cat gift so she will always think about us while purchasing stuff! Shhhhh don’t tell her.

  86. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    5:33 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Is good Snowhook sells the vonderful items. GO SNOWHOOK!

    Oh Siber dear – are you happy now your Rocks vin the base of balls? Is very good news, yes? Natasha vill make sure they vin and vin and vin. Then comes series of vorld. Then ve think you know vhat comes next

  87. Barb & Maggie
    5:34 pm on May 26th, 2012

    We are making a quick check in and then back to some outside projects, like picking up sticks. No fun!

    We stopped by the sale long enough to get 2 items. They may be our first two Christmas gifts if we can wait that long. After ordering we saw the book about the market dog and wished we would have gotten that too, but it was sold already.

    We have a friend of the family who has money and everything they could possibly need. They are horrible to buy gifts for. They are big, big dog lovers, so when we saw the quilling piece that said Best Seat, we grabbed it up for them. Perfect!

    Rio, I hope your someone and someone else are speaking again.

    Melanie, wonderful pictures. Beautiful subjects! Later.

  88. Kat
    5:35 pm on May 26th, 2012

    I’m twirling!!!!! And I didn’t even know I knew how to twirl! I can be a Flower Girl after all!!!! Go Rockies!!!!

  89. Oleyhowlers
    5:37 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Sorry, Siber. We can’t control Katzilla anymore. She is incorrigable.

  90. Gus & BooBear
    5:39 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Maggie, is one of the Christmas gifts for a gardening granddaughter? If so, you will be so happy with the gift since it is so cool in person!


  91. Melanie
    5:55 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Golinka says Hi to all and thank you.

    She also said if you want to contact her you can either email me and I’ll call her or you can email her.

    She has 6 more minutes of today’s show and then tomorrow and tomorrow. snicker

    She has done better today than the whole of the last show!

  92. Siber-H
    5:59 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Natasha, You are suppose to be very busy this weekend getting us the beginnings of a Fistful of Collars. You do not have time to follow the base of balls standings.

    Katzilla, You would make an adorable flower girl (if you didn’t eat the flowers first), but not at my wedding.

  93. Snowhook Bella
    5:59 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Yawn…stretch….That nap was much needed.

    Melanie: Thank you for sharing the photos of Golinka’s artwork as well as the photo of her and Leonard, the Storyteller, not the dog. She has a big smile on her face which is good especially after everything it too her to get to the starting line of her artwork race. Go Golinka! Her work is beautiful. I keep looking at the photos and have no idea how one could choose a favorite. I hope one her items selling so quickly is a good sign of how the rest of the show will progress.

    SiberH confessed to using his mom’s credit card, and is sounds like a certain cat bought a surprise for someone, but I daresay other’s got their paws on certain plastic cards. We may not learn how to cook from SiberH, but we have learned on of life’s greatest rules: Destroy the evidence.

    I have to admit that I was a bit grumpy. I debated whether or not to use the ‘Add cart’ option, and stayed up all night checking the links and set up, it all worked for me, but was frustrated that some of youse had such a problem. Grump. I hope it wasn’t too much to deal with as you shopped.

  94. Masquers
    6:19 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Rebecca: The “add to cart” option is genius. We haven’t had any problems other than not hitting the submit button quick enough.

  95. dawson
    6:26 pm on May 26th, 2012

    I had absolutely no trouble shopping…except that the credit card Paypal had listed was no longer in existence, but after that was straightened out the add-to-cart feature worked without a hitch.

    Snowhook Bella: There seem to be some extra words in the description of the Lisa Scottoline novel. I didn’t write about Wookie boasting about a bookstore in London (or something like that). Boasting is not Wookies style. I did end up reading the book and it is “unputdownable”.

    Golinka: Your pots and bears and art are very well done as usual. The new mask style is stunningly complex and simply compelling. My thoughts are that this show will be very successful for you.

  96. Rose
    6:36 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Kat’s lovely picture is up top!

    Masquers, I guess being the proud owner of the Dream Project was not to be!
    I can console myself by having purchased one of the bouquets. (I hope).

    Rio, the Prof and I had to switch banks, and it involved a lot of driving, and sitting in banks. Someone is very lucky to have the Dream Project.

    Sammie, take good care of Molly’s mom.

  97. Riö –The Evil Pug
    6:40 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Yeesh!…We just had company and Beau and I are exhausted…grunt!….A spoilt brat of a kid and her people were here visiting someone and someone else…sniff!…That kid is a nightmare….shudder!….She had us both so nervous we didn’t know what to do except hide behind the chair…wheeze!…The coast is clear now. Everybody is gone.

    Chickens!…Barb that brat had two little chickens she had shown at the fair or something….grunt!….One was a black silky – my friend thought it was “cute”…sniff!…The other was a little banty hen which looks like the one you have…sneeze!…They had them in a cage out on the grass in the shade until the brat got bored after about 5 minutes and put them in the truck and promptly lost the keys…sniff!… Cooked chickens!…heh!heh!

  98. Barb & Maggie
    6:47 pm on May 26th, 2012

    G & B, Yes, the other item we bought was the seed case. How could we resist with the description on the blog. We may drool over it a little (Newfie style), but in the end it is Lily’s. Just not sure we can wait till Christmas. Thinking not. It looks like it might be old, is it an antique?

  99. Gus & BooBear
    6:56 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Barb, No, it’s not an antique but is distressed or weathered looking for effect. Mom saw it at a gift shop when she was shopping with friends for plants and such and she said she immediately thought of your granddaughter! You will really like it and Lily will love it.

    Rebecca just posted a few more items in the store !!

  100. Princess Sam
    7:11 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Rose, I am taking very good care of Molly’s Mom. I suggested popcorn and she agreed. I love popcorn! See how I help?

  101. Snowhook Bella
    7:14 pm on May 26th, 2012

    New items from Gus and BooBear are now displayed in the MMSB. Whew! One items sold as soon as it was posted.

  102. Rose
    7:19 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Sammie, I love popcorn too! Yes, you are a very good helper!

  103. Siber-H
    7:21 pm on May 26th, 2012

    RIO! RIO!! RIO!!!

    I am not getting the Rockies game on our channel. There is college track and field instead.
    Are you getting the Rockies game?

    This will not do.

  104. Siber-H
    7:25 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Yark!!! and nevermind

    I found the game on the Fox Network.

  105. B.Stover
    7:28 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Sam: You are so good! Hope Mollypop’s Mom starts feeling better.

  106. Barb & Maggie
    7:31 pm on May 26th, 2012

    G & B, That was so sweet of your mom to think of Lily when she saw that cabinet. This is just an example of the things friends on this blog do for each other. And thank you everybody else for not buying it before we got a chance to! We are so excited.

    We are off to tuck the goaties away for the night, then make dinner. Barb is having a salmon fillet, rubbed with brown sugar, salt and pepper, drizzled with olive oil then baked. Topped with a sauce made of 1 part dijon mustard, 2 parts maple syrup (real stuff works best), and chopped dill leaves (from the garden). Salmon is set on fresh stir-fried spinach (also ours) Mound spinach on the plate, set salmon on top, pour sauce over top, and enjoy. I think Melanie could have this. It is yummy!

  107. Snowhook Bella
    7:31 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Princess Sam: You are good Princess for taking such good care of your Aunt Mollysmom. I hope she feels better soon. I say back problems and stomach problems are the worst. Ick and gah!

    Dawson: You are correct, that Wookie is not the boastful sort; I added that can boast about it because I wish I could say that. I’m living vicariously through Wookie. 🙂

    I just received a voicemail from the car dealer. They arranged for me to have two free oil changes; when I dropped off our final paperwork last week, I mentioned that the change oil light came on the morning after we bought it.

  108. Snowhook Bella
    7:47 pm on May 26th, 2012

    I have some very exciting news that I haven’t had much time to share what with the MMSB, and the retirement party. Yesterday, our mechanic committed to sponsoring a large sum towards the cost of the entrance fee and gave us a store credit against future repairs! Jodi, the person not the puppy, laid the groundwork with them as they are friends. I’m still twirling at their generosity.

    With the funds they have committed, our savings and the MMSB so far, we are have made it to the half way mark of the entrance fee. Speaking of examples of friendship, like B&M mentioned, all youse help me keep my promise to AJ to get him to the starting line—I am sincerely grateful. Thank you for knowing what it is to have dreams.

  109. Rose
    7:52 pm on May 26th, 2012

    WooooooooHoooooooo, Rebecca! That is most excellent news!

  110. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:01 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Halfway!….That’s not good enough…grump!

    SiberH!…I was under the impression we would not see the game at all tonight…snort!….What a great big surprise for us that it is on another channel!…..Woooooo!…My friend has had a tough week today being one of the worst so she really needed some basement baseball time…sniff!

  111. Siber-H
    8:04 pm on May 26th, 2012

    WOO WOO Rebecca!!!
    The mechanic should get lots of Husky Hugs.

  112. Barb & Maggie
    8:06 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Rio, Your friend did an impressive amount of work for the Boutique. She is amazing with her talent and her generosity.

    We are going to go enjoy our dinner and watch a Netflix movie.

  113. Siber-H
    8:18 pm on May 26th, 2012

    I second what Barb said about Rio’s friend.

  114. Rose
    8:24 pm on May 26th, 2012

    I would like to say that not only does Rio’s friend do an enormous amount of work for Snowhook, but her pieces are absolutely gorgeous. With each piece she makes she only gets better. I am so proud to be the owner of the Rose Bouquet!

  115. Melanie
    8:27 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Fantastic! Wonderful! I would twirl but the dogs are all are right up against me.

    I am the NEW PACK LEADER! Heh, heh, heh, heh, I wonder what i will do with this power over the pack . . .

    Pondering . . .

    Probably feed them, poop patrol, give them clean water, give them treats . . .

    Wait. That doesn’t sound like a leader . . . that sounds like . . Oh, My Dog!

    I’ve turned into STAFF!!!

  116. Siber-H
    8:39 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Mom says that Melanie speaks the TRUTH.

  117. Melanie
    8:48 pm on May 26th, 2012

    What is that that Lily Tomlin’s character used to say?
    “And that’s the truth!”

    Well, been a lonnnnnggg day. Fun though. The Pack and I will muddle through tomorrow. Zoe has only called twice. First to make sure that Jesse had gotten here to take care of the dogs. And then in the afternoon to make sure I was taking good care of the dogs.

    Tummies for all!


  118. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:58 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Work!…My friend says quilling isn’t work – it is her “escape”…snort!…Today she escaped and made something else. Funny how on the blog she does okay, but here at home she can’t do anything right, at least thats the impression I get from stuff that is said…sniff!… Like tonight at supper her mother says, “What, you only put out one napkin a piece?”….snort!…The nit-picking has now reached the level of napkins….wuffle!

  119. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:04 pm on May 26th, 2012

    SiberH!…I hope Jamie pitches better than he did the other night….snort!…The Skipper was not happy with him throwing 100 pitches in a little over 3 innings…heh!…I have my paws crossed for him tonight if he goes in…sniff!

  120. Siber-H
    9:07 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Me too, Rio. That was a good interview they had with Jamie.

  121. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:13 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Jamie!…The more I get to “know” him the more I like him and want him to do well…sniff!…He and his wife have a great big heart for children in distress…wuffle!…I wonder if he would want to adopt a Pug??…sneeze!

  122. Barb & Maggie
    9:18 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Rio, I think her mother just likes to pick. If she put out two napkins she would be saying “Why are you putting out 2 napkins? That is a waste”! She will find something to yark about. The questions are why, and can your friend learn to tune it out? Barb says she would find it difficult to do that.

  123. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:20 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Puss N’ Boots!….My friend told me I had to tell youse guys that she love love loves everything you have donated…snort!…She wants to buy it all but she thinks there are some guys who have not had a chance to even shop yet and they might want to purchase some of those things…snort!

    Inventory!…It think all of the donated items were top-notch and I hope we can continue to stock the shelves until we have the second half of the Entrance Fee…snort!…We all need to keep the Store Open for Business till we reach the Goal!…wheeze!

  124. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:23 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Barb!…Its been difficult and one day someone here will reach her limit of bullshit and then thats when we will move back to my other house…snort!…Then I can show Beau all the good spots to you know what…heh!heh!

  125. Barb & Maggie
    9:27 pm on May 26th, 2012

    We are going to go back and finish watching our movie.

    Barb had never made salmon that way before (it was recommended to her by her gourmet cook daughter) and she says it was a top restaurant quality meal. The sauce was so easy and would be good on chicken or pork too. Definitely a keeper.

    We may conk out while watching the movie, so good night all. Great day here on the blog!

  126. Siber-H
    9:34 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Are we going to have an auction for Snowhook before the entry fee is due?

  127. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on May 26th, 2012

    SiberH!…No!…. I suspect it will be in July – week of the 4th…grunt!…Then we will re-model and have another Holiday Boutique come October/November….snort!

  128. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:45 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Point!…SiberH brings up a good point…snort!…If any of youse creative guys have some new ideas on ways to raise money for Snowhook please step forth and offer it up…wheeze!…We haven’t ventured into the White Elephant room yet – that might be something or not…heh!

    Ideas!…If you have ideas and do not want to share them on the blog, just send Rebecca or myself a SDD about it. If it is something that is doable we will make it happen…heh!…So put on yer thinking caps and send in those ideas!…wooooo!

  129. Siber-H
    9:55 pm on May 26th, 2012

    This is just a fantasy, but it is too bad some of us don’t live closer together…we could have a garage sale.

    We had one for a dog that comes to the dog park to raise money for a vet bill and it did quite well. The dog needed surgery on a torn ACL.

  130. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:00 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Fantasy!…Nope!…Thats a great idea SiberH!…heh!heh!…If everyone who wanted to had a garage sale and donated their takings or even a percentage to Snowhook, it would be like a big group Garage Sale…snort!snort!…Don’t you think??…wheeze!

  131. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on May 26th, 2012

    June!…Is a great time to have yard/garage asles…snort!…What say youse guys about this awesome idea?…chuffle!

  132. Siber-H
    10:08 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Rio, I think it would work and people would be getting rid of unwanted stuff at the same time
    I know some of us don’t live in an area where a garage sale would work (Howlers, Barb, Staff on the farm, ect), but some of us do.

  133. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:09 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Wow!…What a great play by Cuddyer!….Wooooo! ….I love that guy!…heh!heh!…did you see that throw SiberH?…heh!

  134. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:12 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Garage!…I think its an amazing idea! …snort!…Although, these two here usually wait till the week of July 4th (auction week) to have their big big sale…sniff!…But I could get my friend to donate her money from the sale to Snowhook no problem…heh!heh!

  135. Siber-H
    10:18 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Aww I missed that throw, Rio. I had to go pee.

    Mom says I can have a garage sale.

  136. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:25 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Mountains!….My friend just told me she is going hiking in the mountains tomorrow…sniffle!…She might be gone all day long in fact…wheeze!….She says this little get-away couldn’t come at a better time….sneeze!…She also says she may not ever come back…grump!…I’m sure she is just teasing me….

  137. Tupper and Gilly
    10:28 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Hi everyone – Wow! Looks like everyone had a great time shopping at the spring boutique. There was some great stuff!
    (Mama says she is going to help stock the shelves after her show is over – she has some bears that stayed home from the show that want to go to the boutique)
    And she says thanks for all the good thoughts being sent her way for her art show – she is holding her own in the midst of a huge crowd of artists.
    So she and Dad are tired tonight, their feet hurt, their smile muscles hurt, and they are going to go to bed and watch tv. They said that we can get on the bed with them too! Wahooo! They think we are going to just cuddle for a while and then get down. HA! We think they are going to fall fast asleep and forget all about us being up there. tee hee
    Good night everyone – and GO SNOWHOOK!!!

  138. Snowhook Bella
    10:31 pm on May 26th, 2012

    I went outside a couple of hours ago, in my coveralls I received from Dawson, mind, to tell AJ that we reached the half way point for the entrance fee. He twirled in his own way, different than my way and much different from Belle Starr’s twirl. Coach, the dog not the father tackled me, Savannah needed a belly rub, and then another, and then another. I spent much of the time being surrounded by dogs, much like Melanie and then helping AJ will a small project.

    Mick and Jodi, the people not the puppies are having a yard sale and invited us to put in some items to raise funds. Part of AJ’s project required him to take down an old shed that had items left from the previous owners. Maybe we can throw those items into the mix.

    I appreciate all the Plunderers do on our behalf. I have no idea how to show my gratitude.

  139. Siber-H
    10:36 pm on May 26th, 2012

    It is early, but mom and I are going to bed and trying to put this day behind us. It has been terrible here today. A very high wind with both blowing sand in it and smoke from the big wildfire. This is a new experience…to have both of these things together, but we bet it won’t be the last time this happens. The inside of our house smells like a campfire, but it was a beautiful sunset.

    The NM Tourist Board is probably going to come after me.

    night all

    p.s. Natasha, The Rockies have lost this game, but you are suppose to be too busy to even be reading this blog.

  140. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:38 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Rebecca!…I know! I know how you can show your appreciation…snort!…Get Spencer to foot the bill for a great big party at his house…heh!heh!…That would do I think….snorkel!

  141. Siber-H
    10:39 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Rio, Your friend will come back. Trust me on this.

  142. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:06 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Hope!…heh!…She popped in one of the old movies we’ve been waiting to watch…snort!…Another Bob Hope and Lucille Ball one called, “Critics Choice”….heh!….I’m sure she has seen this one about 100 years ago, but does not remember it…chorkel!

  143. Snowhook Bella
    11:16 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Speaking of Spence, a big thank you to him for announcing the MMSB especially on short notice. And for revising it. Twice! Thanks, Spence.

    Rio: I have a long commute everyday and sometimes I think what I would do if I won the lottery. Having a Plunderer gathering always makes the list. Every time. The other thing that always makes the list is buying AJ a truck.

    AJ and I are going on a date for our anniversary. We intended to go to a matinee, but he let me sleep. So we are going to spring for an evening movie.

    More to Rio: I hope your friend has fun!

  144. Gus & BooBear
    11:17 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Good night, all. Loved the day of shopping. Keep checking Snowhook’s boutique. May be more stuff coming.


  145. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:20 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Golinka!…You are very pretty…sniff!…One day when you aren’t so busy selling tons and tons of beautiful things…sneeze!…can I come sit in your lap and tell you all my troubles?….wheeze!…We here are so happy that you have had a great day today and I am hoping with all my pug heart that you have an even better day tomorrow….chuffle!

  146. Snowhook Bella
    11:23 pm on May 26th, 2012

    I love Golinka’s smile in that picture! Yes, I hope tomorrow will be twice as nice for your pocket book. We could have a Plunderer gathering at one of Golinka’s shows and plant ourselves in the crowd to talk up a certain artist…

  147. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:24 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Puss N’ Boots!…That is the Spirit!….Wooooo!…Lets keep the Spring Boutique Open till we arrive at the Goal!….snorkel!…You guys Rock! You old farts you!…heh!

  148. Alice M. Johnson
    11:51 pm on May 26th, 2012

    Staff and Mr.Staff went out to fix Mr.Staff’s parents gravesite, and then to a graduation party for a neighbor, dinner and then to see Men in Black 3 at the wonderful Delchar Theater in a little town nearby. We are back now but she is way too tired to bid on things tonight. Tomorrow we shall see what is left.
    What a busy day. For all of us. I am glad that the Royals Mom and Pop had a good day. Hope tomorrow is even better for them.

    Night all

  149. Snowhook Bella
    12:51 am on May 27th, 2012

    B&Ms avatar looks a lot like a certain super spy all of a sudden. I was scrolling and thinking, “wait a minute, I thought Chicken Lady bought the seed box.

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