Sugar Saga

Here’s the missing Sugar. A strange urban sort of story, Admin says, probably only posted today because he’s fond of the word “bonkers.” (Maybe B. Stover will have something etymological to say.)



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87 Responses to “Sugar Saga”

  1. BearSpiritDog
    8:11 am on February 26th, 2015

    Heh. What Say You, B?

  2. BearSpiritDog
    8:20 am on February 26th, 2015

    YEEP! This is No Joke. Sugar is still missing as of 12 hours ago.
    And, Yes, the Dog Walker went BONKERS. Scary Stuff!

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:31 am on February 26th, 2015

    Morning, everyone. Very sad story. Hope it has a happy ending but without her “jewelry” some people might be suspicious of Sugar. We know most of you have seen enough snow this winter to last a lifetime. But, when you see this, remember, we live about 7 miles from the Georgia state line! Have a thoroughly tepid Thursday.

  4. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:35 am on February 26th, 2015

    Sad story for sure. Hope they find her, but the fact that they found her collar and coat in his apartment does not bode well. I would think the police could lock him up and question him. What a wack job.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    8:40 am on February 26th, 2015

    Sunrise in southeast Tennessee!

  6. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:04 am on February 26th, 2015

    Some of you might not want to read the story. On a happier note, a car-jacked van with 7 dogs inside went missing last week in Chicago, It belonged to a doggy day care place. After missing over night in that bitter cold weather, it was recovered and all 7 dogs were OK.
    One of the relieved owners commented that his companion was acting normal and totally unaffected by the ordeal. Well, of course, since dog live in the moment and had no idea of the danger they were in.

  7. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    9:11 am on February 26th, 2015

    I shouldn’t have read that.

  8. Billy's Buddy
    9:37 am on February 26th, 2015

    I’m not going to read that.

    Good morning all. Zero degrees here in Wisconsin and sunny.

  9. Herd of Hounds
    9:57 am on February 26th, 2015

    B’sB Perhaps your state legislators shoul pass a law making it illegal for Mother Nature to have temps below freezing for more than a week at a time 🙂

  10. Masquers
    10:00 am on February 26th, 2015

    [img] Cold Corner.jpg[/img
    HOH & BB: Would some humor help?

  11. Masquers
    10:01 am on February 26th, 2015
  12. B.Stover
    10:01 am on February 26th, 2015

    I’m laughing. The etymology of “bonkers” is not really known but it may come from “bonk” (British in origin) which means to hit over the head. (There’s another meaning but I won’t mention it here.) According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, the “ers” may have been added to change the word to an adjective similar to “crackers” from “crack.” It is, of course, “informal.” LOL!

    I hope they find Sugar.

    Good morning all.

  13. Wose-the small and meek
    10:03 am on February 26th, 2015


    I saw the story about Sugar on yesterday’s news. I feel so sad for Sugar’s mom.

    B,M,&L, Funny you should mention “Fixer Upper.” While Grizz was watching some wrestling show online, I was channel surfing and happened to stumble upon that show. I love any show that has to do with buying houses and/or home renovations.

    Speaking of houses, I just happened to discover that Jackie Gleason built a round house which happens to be about a mile away from where I live. Who knew?

  14. Billy's Buddy
    10:13 am on February 26th, 2015

    Masquers: Humor always helps! Thank you.

    HOH: With our current state legislature, that wouldn’t be a far-fetched idea.

  15. BooBear
    10:30 am on February 26th, 2015

    Rats! Now Mom has to worry about Beneful AND missing Sugar. Poor Sugar must be scared and confused. First a trusted dogwalker flipped out and now she’s cold and lost. Please Dog, let her be found soon.

  16. Tupper and Gilly
    10:46 am on February 26th, 2015

    Humans sure can be weird.

    Mama is upset that she read that story. But she loved Masquers’ corner joke.

    Cold and snowing yet again here. We feel like we are trapped in the movie Groundhog Day.

  17. dawson
    11:04 am on February 26th, 2015

    I hope sugar gets found safe and sound.

    HOH: I’m loving your snowy pictures. First a dusting but now you’re getting into the heavy stuff. That would be a respectable amount of snow even up here in the North.

    Too many “bonks” on the head make one “bonkers”. Fun words!

    I wonder how Terri Ballard & Yugi are faring.

  18. Tupper and Gilly
    11:27 am on February 26th, 2015

    One of the funniest quotes we heard – “No matter how old you are, it is still funny to bonk someone on the head with an empty wrapping paper tube.”

  19. dawson
    11:36 am on February 26th, 2015

    Tupper and Gilly: Yes! By the way, I’ve noticed that your Mama is burning the candle at both ends. She will be ready for her vacation!

  20. Tupper and Gilly
    11:38 am on February 26th, 2015

    Dawson – Mama says she has to burn the candle at both ends – that’s the only way she can stay warm.

    11:42 am on February 26th, 2015

    T & G, Funny that you mentioned the Storyteller had a little crush on JoJo on Fixer Upper. When Barb was over at Josh’s last night she was taking about the show, and another friend of theirs was there, a contractor in his late 50’s. He said he watches the show all the time and has a thing for JoJo. I thought she might be Native American but evidently she is not. She is darling and the way she and Chip play off each other is really cute.

  22. Siber's Mom
    11:45 am on February 26th, 2015

    I read the article. I hope she gets her dog back. Maybe with all the publicity she will.

    Masquers, Love the corner joke.

    Darah, Make the most of the snow. It looks like a wet snow.

    We are suppose to have a series of storms roll through so that means Rio will have worse weather than us. These storms will be heading in the direction of some of you.

  23. Herd of Hounds
    11:59 am on February 26th, 2015

    Darah keeps doing out and cavorting in the white stuff getting snowballs stuck
    all over her.
    Mom is making a futile attempt at shoveling the driveway.

  24. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    12:01 pm on February 26th, 2015

    T&G, when my kids were little, they called the cardboard tubes “beanie boppers.”

    Here’s the latest on Jay and Tyb:
    Nothing yet. Not even a trickle. I’m melting snow to flush the toilet and I still have water that I boiled before the lines went dry. Just about every dish and utensil in the house is dirty and waiting to be washed. I’ve bought disposable plates, bowls, and silverware which I should have done before I dirtied everything. Anything I eat has to be eaten cold or cooked/heated in the microwave on a plate. The hotels and motels have had to evict all guests and cannot accept reservations until the crisis is over. Schools, restaurants, industries that use water, and any place that depends on water for heat are closed for the duration. A couple of churches have set up shelters for people who can’t stay home without heat. The last bulletin says that there may be some pressure by the middle of the weekend. Once water starts running we are asked to conserve: no laundry, dishwashing, no
    unnecessary use of water and what there is will have to be boiled for 10 days or a couple of weeks. They are saying that we should do nothing with the tap water once it starts running again. I suppose it would be safe for scrubbing floors, but we are not to use it for personal use. I don’t know whether that means baths and showers, but I know that we shouldn’t use it for brushing our teeth. I’ve been tempted to go away for a few days or check into a motel nearby, but am afraid to. I want to be home when something good or bad happens. They are saying that once pressure is restored, air in the lines could cause pipes to break and create havoc in other ways. If I have a pipe break, I’d like to be here to shut off the main supply rather than return from a short trip or stay in a motel to find the house damaged. Actually as bad as it sounds, I’m comfortable. I’m warm, dry, and fed. Tyb and I are just waiting to see what happens. I’ve asked Tom to open the store for me tomorrow if things aren’t close to normal here. I’d hate to leave for Ellicottville at 7 AM and have a problem arise in the house at 7:15.

    12:15 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Believe it or not, it took us a while to get that very funny joke!

  26. Siber's Mom
    12:22 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Mollypop’s Mom, Thanks for the Jay and Tyb update. I understand why he doesn’t want to leave.

    12:27 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Sounds terrible but he is taking it well. At least he still has heat.

  28. BearSpiritDog
    12:54 pm on February 26th, 2015

    MP&LL’s Mom: We appreciate the Daily Updates.
    We can Only Image what Jay & TYB and the rest of the townspeople are going through.

  29. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:56 pm on February 26th, 2015


  30. B.Stover
    12:56 pm on February 26th, 2015

    I should also have said that “bonk” is onomatopoeic (love that word)–a word based on a sound such as “buzz.”

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:59 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Mr.Tibbs!…Hold on pal – your bowl will once again be full of clean water, someday…snuffle!

  32. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    1:09 pm on February 26th, 2015

    An update from Jay:
    Most of my neighbors have water; I don’t. I called the command center and asked whether the entire system was under pressure and was told that if my neighbors have water and I don’t, it’s probably because my line froze between the street and the house.
    That was my big fear because the city is not responsible for that; I am.

  33. BooBear
    1:33 pm on February 26th, 2015

    That is not good news for Jay and Tyb! Mom keeps getting a notice from the water company about insurance that can be purchased that will pay for repairs on the line from the street and the house. Guess she will take it more seriously now.

  34. Herd of Hounds
    1:39 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Our mom is so ashamed. She was feeling very virtuous after taking an hour and shoveling entire driveway. Now she read the Jay and Mr. Tyb story and oh my goodness. We told her she’s just a whiny wimp. But, the driveway is clear.

  35. Siber's Mom
    2:24 pm on February 26th, 2015

    I don’t know of any insurance that is offered here for a break in the water line between the house and the meter. I sure know of people that have had breaks they had to pay for, and the breaks were not caused by cold weather. I would consider insurance if it was offered here.

  36. Tupper and Gilly
    2:31 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Oh no – frozen pipes from the street……

    At least Jay can go to the neighbors to get some water for some things. And we feel very bad for the restaurants, hotels and all that have to be closed for the time. What a cat-ass-trophy.

    Meanwhile – we are having a sale. One very charming, and twice as annoying little old gentleman for sale. Comes complete with the tv that he has completely screwed up for about the 99th time. Cheap. We deliver.

  37. Tupper and Gilly
    2:55 pm on February 26th, 2015

    And now, for something completely different:
    A friend of ours, a traditional Native man wrote this account of his battle with the forces of evil. (snicker)

    The Bat, The Ladder, The Daughter…..

    For days now I looked up at the mudroom roof thinking to myself that it needed to be cleared of branches and leaf debris. This was deposited after the torrential downpour that happened a week or so ago.

    Went and got my workshop push broom and a 6 foot a frame ladder. The perfect tools for reaching up onto the roof….

    Once up on the ladder on the second step from the top, the one with the warning about not being on it, I noticed that the gutters need to be deleafed too. Again I already had the perfect tool for the job ~ my hands AND my workshop push broom!

    Once the roof was swept clean (kind of anyway) I put my attention to the clogged gutter and the debris that had built up BENEATH the gutter. Leaves and sticks out, sweeping the bottom was the only thing left to do. It was a perfect example of doing a job~perfect tools and perfect use of them………………UNTIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    IT CAME OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I first noticed a huge, no gigantic black leave falling then not falling then flying straight towards me! At the same moment Sierra was opening the door to come outside. In an instant I identified the previously unidentified flying object as a BAT!!!!!!!!!!

    In my manly and protective voice I suggested (screamed) to Sierra “Close the door ~ BAT!!!! Sierra (she’s a girl) stood with the door open and I suggested (screamed) again ” CLOSE THE DOOR ~ BAT!!!!!!! CLOSE THE DOOR!!!!!!” ……

    Sierra worked past her shock (she’s a girl) and managed, struggled but managed to get the inside door closed. As she stepped onto the porch the Bat savagely and viciously landed on her arm!!!!!!!! Being protective as I am I let out a high pitched blood curdling scream hoping to hone in on the bats ultra high frequency hearing thingy and scare it away and not surprisingly IT WORKED!!! At this point the bat flew far enough away for Sierra to retreat into the house. Being the manly man and protective gutter cleaner I stayed outside to finish the job.

    Now this bat was gigantic!!!! It’s wingspan was at least this (look at diagram)
    [ B A T ] big and its teeth were like that of a great white shark at least from my vantage point which was from the top of the where you’re not supposed to stand ladder!!!!
    Almost finished with the cleaning when I hear DAD!!!!!! IT’S BACK!!!!!!!! I turned in time to see this thing fly by me like an F-14 Tomcat with afterburners aglow!!!!! I duck once then twice (remember where I am) then decide to climb down the ladder to safer ground (really deck) to fend off this monster!!! Once on the deck it came at me, fangs bared drooling and making horrible, “I’m going to kill you,” type sounds. As a side note I have never heard a bat make such terrifying screams. Nothing to do but defend myself as it tried to get me. One swing of the workshop broom and another and another but it kept coming!! Then I remembered the high pitched blood curdling scream technique that I used earlier ~ I used it again and this gave me enough time to go check Sierra (she’s a girl) to make sure she was ok………..

    Just as I closed the door the bat came back. sierra and I were inside looking at the bat through the window. We did not know if the glass was bat proof so in unison we used the high pitched blood curdling technique ~ AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We added “bat” to the end of our screaming er I mean technique so this monster of a creature knew we meant business. We weren’t messing around!!!!!
    For the next 15 minutes this bat who’s wingspan had to be at least 20-30 feet with fangs like velociraptor and claws like a beast with really big claws, kept flying into the mudroom and at the window. For that same 15 minutes Sierra and I were at the window employing “the Technique” AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BAT!!!!!!!!! This technique really really works!!! The bat was driven away !!! Sierra and I were a little reluctant to go outside but being the manly protector father that I am I encouraged her to face her fear and venture forth while I waited inside ready to close the door quickly if I had too……

    We have not seen the bat for a while now…Sierra does have to walk out to her apartment later tonight in the dark with little light …………..

  38. Herd of Hounds
    3:03 pm on February 26th, 2015

    What a wonderful family adventure! This is the stuff legends are made of. A family with a s a g a to pass down. WE are so jealous!

  39. O'Howlers
    3:19 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Howdy. This is our first chance to catch up. We are not reading Sugar’s story. Nope.

    We did enjpy the bat story though.

  40. BooBear
    3:38 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Loved the bat story!!!

  41. dawson
    3:39 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Tupper & Gilly: I do a mean version of that screaming technique for bats! it is an instinctual ability.

  42. Herd of Hounds
    3:48 pm on February 26th, 2015

    What talent! That is what makes you the Awesome ONe!

    3:57 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Barb thinks bats are sort of cute. I, Maggie, think that if I saw one, I would treat it as if it were a winged rat. Nuff said.

  44. Herd of Hounds
    4:08 pm on February 26th, 2015

    WE are with you Maggie-pie!

  45. Herd of Hounds
    4:30 pm on February 26th, 2015


  46. Herd of Hounds
    4:30 pm on February 26th, 2015

    CRUNCH! They just fly to annoy us.

  47. Herd of Hounds
    4:53 pm on February 26th, 2015

    It is so quiet here,I’ll do a “Rio”. Mom shoveled the driveway from the garages to the street (abour 125 feet) and then took the car to town. Surreal, almost llike a Twilight Zone. Very few folks, but she got goodies for a vegetable lasagne, Caesar salad and Neopolitan ice cream for dessert. Sometimes she amazes us! Goodies, goodies and more goodies.

  48. Martha
    5:37 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Love the math joke. However, it is not acute joke. It is a right funny joke.
    Love the bat story.

  49. Herd of Hounds
    5:46 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Zoe, mom wonders how y’all ever got godies onto her name? Magacians? Y’all are truly special!

  50. Herd of Hounds
    6:32 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Rudolpfh the red Knows rain, deer.
    Do reigndeer go to public school? No, they are ellf taught!

  51. Herd of Hounds
    6:33 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Rudolpfh the red Knows rain, deer.
    Do reigndeer go to public school? No, they are ellf taught!
    What did the reindeer say before begginh his comedy routine?
    Tis will sleigh you!

  52. Herd of Hounds
    6:52 pm on February 26th, 2015

    What happened to “Guns and Roses” lead singer in winter? Axel Froze!

  53. BearSpiritDog
    7:04 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Scarey Funny Bat Stories & Rain-Deer Jokes. OMD. What have I stepped into?

  54. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    7:17 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Amazon sent me an email about a potential problem with Dr. McDougalls vegetable soup that I bought from them. I got 6 packages and had one for lunch today. Amazon didn’t say what the potential problem might be, they just gave me the company’s email to ask what I should do.

  55. Herd of Hounds
    7:18 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Not sure BSD but you might want to wash your paw!

  56. Herd of Hounds
    7:20 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Just for MPM/LLM: Me? Ski down a mountain? Snow way.

  57. Herd of Hounds
    7:23 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Just for MPM/LLM: Me? Ski down a mountain? Snow way.
    Which elf sings “Love me tender?” Elfis!

  58. Herd of Hounds
    7:30 pm on February 26th, 2015

    OK enough silliness for one day. We will try to be cereal/serious.

  59. Staff
    7:39 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Barb, It took me a little time to figure out the 90 degree joke also. Pitiful. The bat story is very very funny. I kept expecting him to fall off his ladder but he never did.

    I have an open suitcase on my bed and some stuff in it. Other stuff is in the dryer so I am getting ready. Slow but sure.

  60. Staff
    7:43 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Jay and Tyb I feel sorry for you. We had our pump go out this summer and spent 10 days toting water from various friends homes. It was not fun but we got through it. At least we did have water available to us. Just not out of the faucets. The hardest thing was no bathing for way too long.

    Elf jokes? Yeesh. I didn’t know they existed.

  61. Herd of Hounds
    8:26 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Staff, our mom can come up with something stupid for any occasion. Since she doesn’t live where it gets too cold, she can pack ahead of time and just ignore the clothes in the suirtcase! (Then wear them out when she gets home,)

  62. Herd of Hounds
    8:47 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Right now we are feeling like the driiveway whooped our butt. Think mom is heading for bed and will work on Anchorage reddiness in the morning.

  63. Meashka
    8:57 pm on February 26th, 2015

    We have been crazy busy here. Rio asked for a dog sponsorship update a few days ago, and I am just now finally getting a chance to respond.
    So far, 14 of Snowhook’s Race Dogs have been sponsored, for a whopping $7000. They are:
    Rio Jr.

    There are 13 Otherwise Dogs sponsored, for an added $1300. They are:
    Patsy Ann
    Belle Starr

    And, Coach is halfway to being sponsored. He still needs another $50.


  64. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:06 pm on February 26th, 2015

    MollysMaw!….Wha? How are you feeling after eating that questionable soup?…wheeze!….Down right scary, that is…grump!

  65. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:13 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Meashka!…Thank you for the update!…WOW!…You and your Maw are doing a fabulous job, I mean it!…snort!….So many thanks to each and every one of youse guys who have supported the Snowhook Team and Otherwise guys and gals in monetary form or in just plain I-Heart-Snowhook form…wheeze! ….WOW!

  66. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    9:15 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Rio, I feel fine. Amazon didn’t tell me what the potential problem was so I hope tomorrow I get a response from the Right Foods company.

  67. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:16 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Team-Measka!…Would it be a bunch to ask for an update on the guys and gals who are not sponsored? Both the A-Team and the Other Wise-Guys…heh!….If you are too busy to compile a list, we can all go out to the Snowhook websites and figure it out…heh!heh!

    Yeeep!….Idal gals are singing tonight!…snort!

  68. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    9:21 pm on February 26th, 2015

    I had a great lunch with that now-questionable soup. It was a vegetable soup. Then I made a sandwich on gluten-free bread that was made up of spinach sautéed in garlic-infused olive oil, roasted red pepper pieces, and goat cheese. Toasted.

  69. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Whew!…MollysMaw, your digestive system is very sensitive so it probably is not anything to do with the food part…sniff!….But what else could it be?

    Idol!….Do you love Joey Cook as much as I do?…snort!…She is totally UNIQUE and so much fun to watch and listen to…wheeze!…Yet when she gets off stage you can see how much she put into the performance…wheeze!

  70. Meashka
    9:28 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Rio, Mom says I can use her big computer, with two screens, tomorrow. I will post the two lists of non-sponsored dogs then, I promise.
    In the meantime, here is the link to the Snowhook Race Dogs:

  71. Meashka
    9:29 pm on February 26th, 2015

    And here is the list of Otherwise Dogs:

  72. Meashka
    9:31 pm on February 26th, 2015

    And if anyone would like to pledge for a dog, you can email me at

  73. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:31 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Meashka!…YES!..This is great! The list will be awesome too…heh!heh!

  74. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:51 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Bellie!…I see that Bellie-Button Starr is fully sponsored….grunt!…Dawg, I hope she doesn’t spend it all on sparkles and spangles…sniff!sneeze!

  75. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Bat-Man!…That story almost made me laugh out loud!…heh!…And I never laugh out loud….snort!

  76. Tupper' and Gilly
    10:19 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Rio – if you knew our friend who write that account, you would indeed laugh out loud. He is a soft-spoken, gentle, traditional man.
    Matter of fact, you can meet him in this YouTube film:

  77. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Hawk!…Henries!…I love that name…heh!heh!…I did not watch the full YouTube tonight, will do later. He looks a lot like how I pictured him while reading the story for some reason…chuffle!

  78. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:03 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Staff!…Someone here tole me that packing for a trip is painful…sniff!…I would think if one were packed it would be painful but the packing of other stuff shouldn’t be painful…snuffle!…Sure wish I was going to Anchorage, Alaska…sniff!…Then onto Fairbanks with my pals Staff and Mr. Staff and anyone else who ventures along….chuffle!…The fun we could get into!…heh!burp!…Plus, I want very badly to visit with Junior before he starts the Last Big Race…wuffle!

  79. Tupper and Gilly
    11:08 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Let’s see if we remember correctly – the vet checks are done, right?
    And when are the bib numbers drawn? At the Mushers Banquet? And is that the night before the Ceremonial Start?

  80. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:13 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Schedule!…I am unclear on the schedule of EVERYTHING….gah!…So Bellie-Button Starr will have to enlighten us from atop Ole Doc at some point…sniff!

    Checkpoints!…I will attempt a Official Checkpoints Diagram, but will need input from Dawson on who is assigned to which checkpoint now that they have changed again…grunt!…Or have they? Either way, I will need a list via SDD or right here on the Blog with names of the sponsors of each Checkpoint…snort!…If possible that is…gah!

  81. dawson
    11:21 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Rio: Can you go to Checkpoint Central on this site and get the list?

  82. dawson
    11:24 pm on February 26th, 2015

    T&G: Here is a calendar for events leading up to the Iditarod.

  83. dawson
    11:28 pm on February 26th, 2015

    T&G: Here is a calendar for events leading up to the Iditarod:

    Yes, the musher’s pick their starting numbers at the Musher’s Banquet. Let’s all think on a nice low number for AJ this year. The lowest he’s had is 33 or 34. I like the number 2!

  84. Tupper and Gilly
    11:29 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Ummmm. Where?

  85. Tupper and Gilly
    11:30 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Oh. OK. Thanks Awesome One.
    Thought maybe the bat story had you all shook up.

  86. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:44 pm on February 26th, 2015

    Dawson!…I can do that. I am supposing the actual Iditarod website has the new plan b check points listed…grunt!…What if they do not match our list? Is that possible? I will not be able to really study this with my pug-spectacles till this weekend…sniff!….I was hoping to create the Official Checkpoint map soon (this weekend)…heh!

  87. Belle Starr
    2:36 am on February 27th, 2015

    Before I give the schedule, I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my sparkly heart and glittery tail! Because of all youse, we are able to buy a pallet of dog food before the race, we are able to make the shift to Fairbanks without with less stress, and AJ has been able to travel to train the team as our trails are in poor condition. Thank you! Sniff! Howlers: Clyde says there is a hug waiting from him next time you travel north to Alaska!

    Report! Drop bags are done. The first round of vet checks are done where blood is tested and hearts are monitored. The second poking and prodding vet checks take place on Wednesday. This is where the Giant and that Damn Pixie met Plunderers last year, including Rio. On Thursday, the Giant will attend the mandatory mushers meeting all day. The banquet is that same night when AJ will pick his bib number out of the mukluk. Friday is usually a day of downtime for us where we host Plunderers at the kennel, but the Giant made a doctor appointment for that Damn Pixie for Friday. The Restart is Saturday. Sunday will be a travel day to Fairbanks. The restart will take place on Sunday the 9th. Shortly after, the dogs and Giant leave the starting line, that Damn Pixie’s heart will stop beating for several days. During all these events, other things will happen, too: Sadie will beg for food from the table, Plunderers will giggle, demands will be made for photos on this here blog, cards will be played, someone will finally give into Sadie, and DDD’s radar for reindeer sausage will be on high alert. This is Belle Starr reporting from atop of Ole Doc.

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