Survivor

“Here’s a story from Japan,” Bernie says. “The Japanese coast guard rescued a dog out at sea, drifting on a rooftop – and three weeks now after the tsunami. No clues on the collar to point toward any identification. The coast guard rescuers gave him – or her, doesn’t say – biscuits and sausages. And water, too, I hope. Wonder what that poor dog drank the whole time.” He gives me a look. “Could you survive on sea water, big guy?”

Sea water? Wasn’t this about biscuits and sausages? I’ve been in sea water, that time we went to San Diego. We’d surfed, me and Bernie!

Welcome Sterling.

Quacky Baseball tour continues:

http://lhwalker.blogspot.com/2011/04/quacky-baseball.html

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  1. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:58 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Morning, y’all! Isn’t it a glorious morning? Bright sunshine, blue skies, and a high of 72! I looooove spring!!!

  2. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:02 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Oh, and I meant to say that I saw that dog getting rescued. It was on a roof floating in the water, and the helicopter scared it so it ran in where some of the shingles were missing. They ended up having to send a boat to rescue the dog because the helicopter was running out of gas. They went to a lot of trouble to rescue him — that’s one lucky dog!!!

  3. Jasper the Poodle
    9:14 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Good morning plunderers. Jasper’s mom here. Jazzy is at the groomers getting wonderfluffed. I’ll leave the surfing to Chet.

  4. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:20 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Good morning, Jasper’s mom! I’ve never been to the groomer’s in my life. My mom and dad give me baths and comb my hair sometimes, but I never get to go out for it! I wonder what I’d look like wonderfluffed???

  5. OleyHowlers
    9:24 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Good morning! We’ve been wonderfluffed, and also defurminated. Happens a lot before we have a big party at our place. Also, whenever one of us gets too aggressive with a skunk. Those critters are nasty, and the 2 youngsters just never seem to learn from experience.
    Wonderful story about that doggie getting rescued. We hope he is recovering from his ordeal. Wonder how many more like him?
    Mom is still addicted to eaglecam. So we gotta go now.

  6. Melanie
    9:31 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Dan and Zoë saw the chick this morning! Very fluffy. I am waiting and waiting and waiting.

    Soon I have to go to the dump with Dan, bring Dan home, and go get my birthday cake.

    Yummers.

    Three cheers for the Japanese Coast Guard!!!

  7. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:42 am on April 2nd, 2011

    I’ve been watching and watching, but I haven’t gotten to see the chick. I did see the eagle on the nest calling last night, and I waited awhile to see if anything would happen, but I guess I didn’t wait long enough because I never saw the second one come. Rats! At least it doesn’t seem to be as windy today. I was afraid everyone was going to get blown right off that nest last night!

  8. Melanie
    9:49 am on April 2nd, 2011

    SAW IT! White fuzz with a beak!! Empty egg shell!!

    WOW

  9. B.Stover
    9:49 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Chet: I love the way you get right to the essentials!

    Good morning everyone and Happy Birthday Melanie!

  10. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:55 am on April 2nd, 2011

    I saw it! I saw it! And the other two eggs! How exciting!!!

  11. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:21 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Oh Melanie, I’m sorry. I was so intent on seeing the chick that I forgot to say:

  12. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:25 am on April 2nd, 2011

    IT DIDN’T WORK!!! :(

    I was trying a fancy way to say Happy Birthday! But I guess I’d better just stick to the tried and true.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

  13. Mollypop
    10:26 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Happy Birthday Melanie!

  14. BARB & MAGGIE
    10:48 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Melanie!

    We saw the baby eagle too. And 135,000 were watching it this morning!

    Here is a photo of the drawing the Lily (almost 9) did of Whitey Lance yesterday when they were visiting. She and Baye want to be in on the donations, too. Ben really didn’t understand, he was too busy watching the Eagles. Sorry if it is the wrong direction, tried to rotate after saving, but not sure it worked.

  15. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:50 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Ruffy ruff ruff woo woo
    Ruffy ruff ruff woo woo
    Ruffy ruff ruff dear Melanie,
    Ruffy ruff ruff woo woo

    (and many more…..)

  16. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:55 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Oh and I for got the gluten-free cake.

    Enjoy!

  17. Sam
    11:11 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Melanie:
    Hippo birdie two ewes
    Hippo birdie two ewes
    Hippo birdie deer ewe
    Hippo birdie two ewes

  18. BearSpiritDog
    11:22 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Melanie! (Macy: That cake looks scrumptous!)

    Barb&Maggie: A very nice picture of Whitey-Lane. Lily is very talented!

    Rio & Wookie: Sorry your team didn’t win yesterday, but it sure was a nail-bitter and I know you guys had so much fun!

    Hey, Chet! As you know – I’m a Surf’n Dog too! That was a heartwarming story of the dog rescue – thanks for sharing.

  19. dawson
    11:47 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Good morning to you all and a glorious day it is.
    Yippee – Whitey is sponsored by Chet’s Plunderers, Lurkers, and Friends in record time. Whooo Hoooo! Lily drew a great picture of Whitey-Lance.

    Macy MinPin: I didn’t understand a word of your funny posts yesterday. Except the upside down and backwards one. I had absolutely no problem with that one.

    Macy, Sam and (almost) Kirby: Very sweet and funny Happy Birthday Greetings.

    Melanie: Whoooo Hoooo! Happy Birthday to you!

    Wowzer! I saw Wookie and Rio on the Jumbotron at the baseball game. I doesn’t get any better than this.

  20. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:48 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Alright, I just posted a comment that never showed up, even after refreshing. So I thought maybe I didn’t submit after all, and tried again. This time it said it was a duplicate comment. But neither one of them has shown up! What’s up with that?!

  21. Siber-H
    11:59 am on April 2nd, 2011

    Happy Birthday Melanie and Husky Birthday Hugs!!

    Barb, tell Lily from us that she drew a beautiful picture of Whitey-Lance.

    High of 82 here today.

    We saw the video of the Japanese dog being rescued…Thank Dog.

  22. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:33 pm on April 2nd, 2011
  23. Melanie
    12:33 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Thank you, thank you so much (said with a tilt of the head and a southern accent)
    My Birthday isn’t until the 14th (snicker) but we are celebrating TODAY with OTAS and F! So I am accepting all Happys today. . .

    (I think I’m watching too much of The Closer.

    Again . . . Thank you, thank you so much.

  24. Melanie
    12:38 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    The Eagle cam is off the air, but they have a collection of videos “Decorah Eagles First Egg Pip and Hatch on Youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U_pme0dPhs

  25. Mollie (a black poodle)
    12:50 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Happy Birthday Melanie!
    Lily drew a good picture of Whitey-Lance.
    I saw the dog being rescued on TV last night. He seemed pretty happy & glad to have something to eat.

  26. B.Stover
    12:54 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    I like Rio’s card!

    Lily’s picture of Whitey is wonderful.

  27. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:59 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Melanie!….Your real birthday is one day before me and my friends birthday….grunt! …How cool is that?….snorkel!

  28. Wolfie
    1:23 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Good Morning, all!

    Sam, thanks for asking about my boys. What can I say? We are still setting our boundaries (although mom has slipped up and has helped out with groceries) and the boys are still spinning out of control. Cody is now a drug dealer, and this has been reported. They are essentially homeless, have no jobs, no education, no id cards, and have wrecked at least one car.

    Our message to them does not change: We love you and when you are ready to work a program, call us and we will support you 100%. But they need to be in a place of humility, with their hearts broken open, before any real healing can begin. We have committed them to God and appreciate any and all prayers.

  29. Wolfie
    1:29 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Barb – I LOVE Lily’s drawing! And did anyone notice that she included the Northern Lights? Awesome!

    I hereby nominate that we use this drawing for our patch!! What do the rest of yose guys think?

  30. Mollypop
    1:47 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Wolfie and Mom – Stay strong, you are doing the right thing. You have all of us from all over the world as your support group.

  31. dawson
    1:53 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Wolfie: Prayers will be said for strength and faith for you and wisdom and courage for your boys.

    I think Lily’s drawing would make a great patch. Also, we do not necessarily have to have only one patch. Rio mentioned he has a couple ideas too.

  32. Melanie
    2:04 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Riö, thank you for the card, pal!

    OTAS and F should be arriving within the hour. The Eagle Cam is still down.

    Wölfie: It’s hard, it’s hurtful, you are doing the right thing. May the Creator hold your entire family in loving thoughts.

  33. OleyHowlers
    2:26 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Eagle Cam is back!

  34. BearSpiritDog
    2:29 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Wolfie: Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this most challenging of times for your family. I can only imagine what you are going through.

    Yes, Lily’s drawing of Whitey would make a great patch!

  35. BearSpiritDog
    2:35 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    O.Howlers: Thanks for the update on the Eagle Cam!

    Macy! That cake! We can’t stop thinking about it. Maybe you could bring some to our dessert course?

  36. B.Stover
    2:53 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    You have to remain firm Wolfie. You are doing what is necessary. I wish that I could help. Just know that you have our support.

  37. Mollypop
    3:00 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Mom wants to have a patch from Lily’s drawing to put on her jacket.

  38. Tupper and Gilly
    3:04 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Wolfie – we are sending Corgi hugs. Mama has a sibling that her folks had to set free, so she knows how tough this is, and how much the pain hurts. But you are doing the right thing – if the boys are ever going to change, it will be because they have to face life without a security blanket. As long as that blanket was in place, they knew there would always be a fallback, no matter how badly they abused it. Now they have to make a choice. We will keep them in our prayers that they make the right choice. We know you have.

  39. OleyHowlers
    3:37 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Wolfie,
    We are just going back and reading all that we missed. So sad to hear of your troubles. You are doing right, even tho we know how hard it must be for you. Mom will pray and we will send Happy Husky thoughts your way.

  40. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:53 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Hey, y’all! I’m back — did you miss me? Mom and Dad just came back from an adventure at the not-orange-box store. They went to get the plywood for the new subfloor in their closet, only they picked the windiest day of the year to do it! Mom and Dad put a sheet of the plywood on top of the Jeep and when they went to get another one the first sheet got picked up by the wind and flew over another car! Mom was able to grab it before it blew away again, and luckily it didn’t do any damage — to the car or the wood!

    It made Mom think about all the ladies at the Carolina Cup today. The Cup is a steeplechase race that brings people here from all over the state. Some of them watch the horses; the other 90 percent have a big party! By tradition, all the ladies wear pretty sundresses and hats. I bet it’s awful hard to hold down your dress and your hat and a drink all at the same time!!!

  41. Basil and Sage
    4:08 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Kirby – we would pay real money to see the sight of the ladies in sundresses and hats. Especially genteel southern ladies who are so well mannered that they might rather let their dress blow up over their ears rather than drop their teacup.
    giggle

  42. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:15 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Herbs: Who says they’re drinking tea???

  43. B.Stover
    4:17 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Kirby: I have a picture in my mind now of a circle of ladies, yellow, pink and blue, drinks in one hand, dresses flying up and hats blowing off. With the other hand they gracefully sleek the skirts back down then arc up to hold the hat brims with ribbons flapping between fingers. All the while the horses run around the track. Southern belles….

  44. B.Stover
    4:20 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    LOL! I never pictured teacups!

  45. Basil and Sage
    4:27 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Well, trust us, they would NEVER drop their mint juleps. (oh, that’s Kentucky, isn’t it?)

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:28 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Justifed!…..On Demand has finally put up the 6th episode of Justified!!…..snort!….It’s been weeks and weeks without any new episodes….grunt!…I wonder if Mollie has been seeing any new shows beyond episode 6….sniff! ….We are going to watch it right now in case it disappears off the choices again….grump!

  47. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:31 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Direct from the Cup website:

    Suggested Attire: (Comfortable shoes for all)

    Grandstand and Front Row Paddock
    •Men – sport coat and ties
    •Women – dresses and hats
    Infield, South & West Rail, College Park
    •Men – Oxford cloth shirts, ties and slacks
    •Women – sundresses and hats

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:32 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Horses!….Speaking of Horses and Kentucky (that’s the setting for Justified btw), when does the Kentucky Derby start?…snort!….Isn’t it in the Spring?…sniff!

  49. B.Stover
    4:40 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    The Kentucky Derby is the first Saturday in May (May 7 this year).

    This Sunday a new tv series is starting on AMC (except I should be boycotting that channel because of Rubicon). It’s The Killing, I think….at 9PM Eastern time. Has anyone every watched The Walking Dead? Or is it the Waking Dead….

  50. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:40 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    I have a comment at 4:31 being moderated. I put the Cup dress code in the comment, but I guess the blog monster didn’t like it! Oh well!

    Rio: Speaking of “Justified,” did you see that it won a Peabody Award the other day?!

  51. Barb & Maggie
    4:41 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Rio, The eagle parent is starting to feed baby with pieces of the rabbit. Very cool! They also have a 24 hour collage you can watch of the first hatching. BBL

  52. Barb & Maggie
    4:57 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Wolfie, We just read you comments about the boys. We are so sorry to hear that they are still not in a good place. We still feel that you did the right thing for them and for yourselves, if there is ever to be a long term good ending to their stories. Stay strong.

  53. Jasper the Poodle
    5:17 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Ahhh. Ooohhh. Mmmmmm. I’ve been washed, dried, clipped, squeezed, massaged, buffed, polished, waxed, kissed, hugged, patted, fondled and rolled. I looooove spa days. My name is Jasper The Spa Slut Whitlock. I am feeling the love from the tip of my cool black nose to the tip-top of my tail.

  54. B.Stover
    5:26 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Jasper: That’s the opposite of being all poodled up, right?

  55. Staff
    5:27 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Heh heh,
    Oh Jasper it sounds like you had fun.

    Wolfie, Thank you for updating us on your boys. I am sorry that they are having such a hard time right now. You are being very strong and that is good. All here are sending good thoughts your way.

    I prefer not to speak of the score of the first Twins game (against Toronto in Toronto) last night. It was announced in the paper this morning that it was the worst first game they ever had. I am trying to think that this is a reverse good omen but I am failing.

    (((Sigh)))

    Rio and Wookie, I saw you on the Jumbotron before I had to go last night. Way cool!

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:43 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Kirby!… We finally got some new episodes of Top Chef….snort!….Still missing the 14th one. We just finished watching the finale. Wow! My friend started crying – she really wanted little Richard to win….heh!….But we both felt bad for Mikey….sniff! ….Maybe one day we will get to see the episode before the finale…sigh!

    Peabody!….What is the Peabody award? I have heard of it, but I can’t place it….snort!….Is it for terrific writing?,,,,gruff!

  57. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:47 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Did I mention that the AL champion Texas Rangers won last night? I did? Oops sorry. And Charlie Hough threw out the first pitch and all three times he has done that before, the teams went on to win their leagues. He may have to start charging for his presence!
    Plus this is the 40 year anniversary of the team moving to Texas. The man most responsible for the move, Tom Vandergriff passed away in January. Out of respect, the first of the championship rings was given to his family the other day. The players won’t get theirs until tonight.

  58. B.Stover
    6:26 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Rio: Peabody is an award for radio and television broadcasting.

  59. Wolfie
    6:31 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Hey, does anyone play ‘Words With Friends’? Mom is obsessed!!

    Hit us up at aller@sti.net if your egos can take a little bruising!

    (Actually, Mom has lost a few games but don’t tell anyone.)

    We love the webcam! Go eagles! Aren’t they magical?

  60. Wolfie
    6:40 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Here’s a conversation between mom and dad:

    Matthew! Guess what! Rio and Wookie went to the opening game of the Rockies!

    Really?

    No, no really. Virtually. But they had a fabulous time even though the Rockies lost! And guess what else? We are now officially sponsoring Whitey Lance as our Ititarod dog!

    (There is a short pause.)

    Is that virtually?

    No, no, it’s for real! We made our quota. And by the way, we have been invited to a dinner party at the Royals on Wednesday night,

    (There is a longer pause)

    For real?

    No, no, no. They live on the east coast! But everyone on the blog loved the toffee we sent,

    (An even longer pause….)

    Let me guess, that was virtual toffee, right?

    No way, we sent the real deal! Don’t you remember going to the post office with me?

    (One of the many reasons we love our blog…..it keeps em guessing!)

    And

  61. Melanie
    6:55 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Birthday dinner with OTAS and F!

    Chet’s Cheese Nibblers, Cummington Crab cakes, Blame it on Riö Hot Wings with Blue Cheese dip!

  62. Melanie
    6:56 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Birthday Cake, carrot cake, cream cheese dressing . . .

    Everyone have a slice!!!

  63. Wolfie
    6:59 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Yum! And I love those plates.

  64. B.Stover
    7:01 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Wolfie: What is Words With Friends? I like the conversation.

    Melanie: Looks delish…I like those plates also.

  65. Wolfie
    7:01 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    And? And? Not sure where that came from! Blog must be haunted……

  66. dawson
    7:17 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Wolfie: Matthew is 0 for 4.
    Melanie: Suddenly I’m hungry.

  67. Tupper and Gilly
    7:36 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Melanie – please give the tall, quiet one and the petite, hooping beauty BIG hugs from us! Looks like your birthday dinner was wonderful. But Mama says you ain’t foolin’ her…she’s gonna get you on your birthday yet!

    Wolfie – we loved the conversation. Our Mama and Dad have many similar conversations. He kind of panicked last week when Mama said she was havng a dinner party…..

  68. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    7:52 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Melanie. We just wanted you to know that all of your friends, fans and admirers (I’m all three just by myself) wish you the happiest of birthdays. Also, it is so great to be able to celebrate with so many family members present. With love, Wookie, mom, dad and grandpa

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:01 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Trouble!…. We have been having nothing but trouble with our old computer today…snort!…So don’t be surprised if I drop off the grid at any given point….grump!… That Eagle website caused our computer to freeze-up and it took forever to safely close down everything and re-boot…yark!….How frustrating it has been…sniff!…Plus, I have yet to see a little chick…growl!…I did see the dead rabbit though.

    Rockies!….The second game with the Snakes will start in a few minutes…sniff!… I hope everybody has calmed down now so that the Rocks can get on with beating the daylights out of these guys tonight….heh!

  70. Staff
    8:19 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Another dog who is so happy that his Mom came home. Made me tear up.

    http://www.americablog.com/2011/04/video-dog-is-seriously-happy-his-owner.html

  71. Barb & Maggie
    8:36 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Melanie, The food looks wonderful. Have a nice early birthday celebration with your family.

    Rio, You can go on the web site and click on the 24 hour collage and you can see the baby.

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:41 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    MagPie!…No!….snort!…All the trouble I’ve had today because of that site, I don’t think so…grump!….That chick is bad news!…sniff!

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:46 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Funny!… A guy in the audience was caught on camera staring at the announcers booth through binaculars….snort!….So the guys in the booth were remarking, “Is he looking at us? Can he see us? Hey lets wave at him”….chorkel!….All the while this guy is staring straight at the camera with his binoculars on backwards…heh! heh!…Now they’ve got him on camera again and he is still looking through his binocs backwards…chorkel!…”Do instructions come with those things?”…nope!

  74. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:46 pm on April 2nd, 2011
  75. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:48 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Wolfie, mom loves words with friends, even though she almost never wins. When she goes to bed (which is when she plays) she will send her a request.

  76. Staff
    9:10 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Mr Staff just told her that the star player for the Huskies learned his ‘moves’ when he was 10-11 and he loved to dance.
    He is the point guard #15 named Walker.

  77. Staff
    9:12 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    OOO Mr Staff is not really sure of Walker’s number. We are torn here. Do we want the Wildcats or the Huskies???? Pondering.

    Happy almost birthday Melanie. We use carrot cake for our birthdays too.

    We are not really watching the game. But Mr.Staff is in a nearby room and we can hear the TV

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:24 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Huskies!…I want the Huskies to win of course!…snort!…It is the year of the Huskies!…woooooo!

  79. Melanie
    9:38 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    I don’t know if this will work. OTAS took a “screen shot” of the eaglet (?). Very pixelated but lets see if Riö can get an idea.

  80. Melanie
    9:38 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Well, I can see it. Not sure anyone else can.

  81. Tupper and Gilly
    9:48 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Yup, that OTAS is brilliant – always thought so.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:50 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Melanie!….Please thank your talented son for me!….snort!snort!…I finally see the baby eagle chick….snuffle!…What a cutie pie. It wants some raw meat to eat, right now!…heh!…It is the female, isn’t it?…sniff!…I hope she doesn’t go for her little brother…gasp!

    Golly!….Tonight our Catcher, tough-guy Iannetta and our Pitcher, Del A Rosa are doing all the scoring tonight…heh!…This is amazing!…snort! …Score 3 to Nuthin’…woooo!…This is way too much fun. No one should have this much fun!…chorkel!….Clap!Clap! — Clap!Clap!Clap!….heh! …Plus, the running joke with the guy and his binoculars….wuffle!

  83. Melanie
    10:10 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    B.Stover: Had a great comment for your question about justice and lost it somewhere on the internet. Will have to try again tomorrow. Need to go to bed.

    Riö: Glad you are able to see it. Everytime I see it I hear “Feed me, Seymour!”

    Thanks for all your Birthday Wishes! Loved them. Hope you enjoyed the cake.

    TTFN

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:15 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Dryness!…. You guys out East and Central US don’t have to worry so much about dryness….grunt!…But here, even though it snows like a bastard sometimes, especially in the mountains, we have very low humidity ….snuff!…Well, this is affecting our top two pitchers. First Ubaldo had trouble on opening day with split or cut on his finger, now Del a Rosa had to leave because of the same kind of thing on one of his fingers. This sucks because he was throwing a great game so far….grunt!… My friend, if she is not careful, she gets splits in her skin especially on her thumbs and forefingers….wheeze!…You don’t even want to know what the heals of her feet look like…gag! …Just thinking about it makes my paws itch…gruffle!

    Lotion!…They need to make those pitchers go to bed with gloves on their hands after slathering lotion all over them…heh!…Its the only way to survive, or so I am told…sniff!…I bet this is why my paws itch all the time too…grump!

  85. Barb & Maggie
    10:16 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Melanie, That is a great picture. Tell him thank you!

    Barb is watching a show on Animal Planet, but she says I can’t watch it. It is called Bad Dog, and it is about bad things animals do and their people still love them. She is afraid I might learn some new tricks or something. Nighty night.

  86. bluecat
    10:38 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Rio – we had to turn off the eagles, too. The site did strange things to our computer.

    Happiest of birthdays to you, Melanie, and may you have many more.

    Wolfie – please know we’re praying for you and the boys. To paraphrase Bette Davis – being a parent isn’t for sissies.

    ‘Night, all.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Betty!….I thought she said, “Getting old isn’t for sissys.”….snort!…Or sumthing like that. She said a lot of things in her life, so she probably used the ‘sissy’ thing for all kinds of situations…heh! …My friend stayed in the “Betty Davis” room at a B&B in the point farthest east in MA one time….snort!…She still has the photo she took of the photo of Betty on the wall…heh! …If that makes sense…sniff! …She took a photo of a photo and it actually came out really good!

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:17 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    Game!…I can barely watch this game right now top of the 9th….yeep!… The Snakes have a strong hitter up and guys on 1st and 2nd base….snort!….The score is 3 – 1 Rockies, but the Snakes could winnit if he hits a good one…wheeze!

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:26 pm on April 2nd, 2011

    OMG!….It was almost a Home Run!…gasp!…Rockies Dexter caught it right at the edge …sob!…What a relief, for now. Snakes have 2 outs. One more out and we winnit! Our closer Street GOT HIM!… WHEW!… First win of the season!…WOOOOOOO!

  90. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:21 am on April 3rd, 2011

    Ian Kinsler scored a home run on the first at-bat for the second day in a row. First time in MLB history! I am not even sure what the final score was, something like 12-5. Pink socks heh heh

  91. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:31 am on April 3rd, 2011

    Rio: I thought it was just me having problems with my computer because of the bird site — luckily I got to see the chick before it started going wacko! I’m glad you got to see the Top Chef finale — we were pulling for Richard, too. I felt kind of bad for Mike, but he was just so darn cocky that I really couldn’t root for him! And everyone kept saying that Richard was the best chef ever to lose Top Chef, so it seems appropriate that he won.

  92. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:36 am on April 3rd, 2011

    Macy: It just gets me sometimes the things they keep track of! I mean it’s a great thing for the team, but who the heck keeps track of the fact that it’s the first time ever? Like a player will come up to bat and the announcers will start talking about how he’s the first person ever to hit .300 or more when wearing vertical stripes that are orange. How crazy is that?

    And we’re not even going to talk about my Angels. Start out with a win on the first day and then it’s been downhill since then. Humph!!!

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    12:58 am on April 3rd, 2011

    Macy’s mom – my user name is Wolfie WB.

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