Take Your Dog To Work

“Here’s a study,” Bernie says, sipping his coffee, “that says taking your dog to work is a good thing.”

Taking your dog to work? Not sure I get that, exactly. We’re a team, me and Bernie. It’s like we … take each other to work, if that makes any sense. Maybe not. For now I’ll just lick up the last bit of kibble dust from my bowl. It’s quite tasty, in a small way.


Welcome Timber, gourmet dude, Rookie. Sadie – please try uploading puppy pic again.



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142 Responses to “Take Your Dog To Work”

  1. OleyHowlers
    8:47 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Mom tries to take us to work every Wednesday, but most of us think that is too darn B O R I N G. Except Kat…but then she loves everything.

    Thanks to everyone for the strong prayers. Shiek still had a fever this morning, but lower than yesterday, and he looks a thousand times better. He ate a little bit of food…Pop is keeping a close watch on him.

    Speaking of Pop: he is not allowed to go to work until Thursday, because of the tummy virus he had which is now all gone. Yowser! Just like Wookie, we have Pop around all day yesterday, today, and tomorrow!!!! Talk about fun!

  2. Tyb
    8:54 am on April 3rd, 2012

    No argument from me on taking your dog to work. For eight years Blou never missed a day at work and I started going to the store daily as soon as I arrived. That makes a total of 10 years that one of us has been “working” with my dad. It’s been good for everyone. My dad gets to take a lot of breaks to walk us and our presence has brought
    a lot of people in just to see us. Word of mouth that we’re there has been good advertising for the business too. In all the years that we’ve been there, I think that there was only one person who objected. One day a woman opened the door to come in, but when she saw me she said, “I’m not coming in there; there’s a dog in the store,”
    That was OK. We don’t need to do business with anyone like that.

  3. Rose
    8:55 am on April 3rd, 2012

    OH: Good Morning! I’m relieved to her Shiek is doing a bit better. Having Pop around sounds like fun. Glad he is tip-top again!

    Rio: Mayhem guy was one of the O’Reilly brothers on “OZ”. He was a real badass. He also spent a brief period on Law & Order.

    Alice M: Your quilt pinshot reminds me of the beautiful, elegant, seductress Rita Hayworth.

    Welcome all new FOC!!!!

    Good day to all!!!

  4. Tyb
    9:04 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Glad to hear that Shiek is doing better. We’re sending positive thoughts his way.
    Oley, I don’t find working to be boring. I’m in a retail store and have lots of people coming and going. Everyone takes a minute or two to talk to me and give me a scratch on the ear. Some take several minutes. When there are no people around, Dad and I go out for walks. We stay on the block where the store is so that we can watch the door and get back if someone goes in. This works beautifully in a small town like ours, but probably couldn’t happen in a city. I wouldn’t want to go to work in an office if I had to lie under a desk all day.

  5. Melanie
    9:33 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Hey I’M BACK! (Thanks B.Stover) Dog, I tried stuffing Dan under the quilt last night and wow, there was a horse driving a van under there! So I stuck Dan in the back and told him “Stay”.

    I might talk to him this morning. Not sure. Going to have a talk with the PT person about what Dan is and not allowed to do.

    Dan learned that you don’t tell the person that has fixed your breakfast, lunch, snack, made sure the dogs don’t crash into you, takes what you write everyday and sends it to the large computer, fixes what you wrote that day for you to look over and edit and did some editing while never saying thank you, “Who are you to tell me what to do?”.

    So I’m leaving him stuffed under the quilt for awhile. I promise I won’t jump on it, don’t want to hurt the van nor Shiek.

  6. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:34 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Steve was asking about Natasha and mom was at a loss for words. Does anyone else care to try?

  7. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:39 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Wow! Good for you, Melanie! I think that Dan the man will enjoy spending some quality time with the van.

  8. Steve
    9:40 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Hey Tyb – what kind of store?
    A spy in high heels sounds interesting.

  9. Macy the Min-pin
    9:42 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Wolfie, you gave a very good explanation. You might add that she is a Borzoi, so poor Steve doesn’t imagine a 2 legged running in high-heels for a thousand miles.

    What: A three mile stroll near beautiful Lady Bird Johnson Lake

    Why: To bring the Guinness World’s Record for “Largest Dog Walk” back to Texas! Current record: 17,427 dogs. In addition, all proceeds benefit the Texas Hearing & Service Dogs.

    We wish that we could zip down to Austin for this.

  10. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:49 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Work!…. If my friend took me and Beau to the busy-place with her it would be a food festival…heh!heh!… We’d be snuffling and snorting around every ones feet begging for the morning donuts…wheeze!… Then come lunch time it would be a bologna bonanza! Watch out! ….snorkel!….This comment is making me hungry – I wonder what her mother is eating right now….sniff!

  11. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    9:55 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Now vait minutes here. Vhat is to explain about Natasha? Ve are just like other Plunderers on blog – vell, more glamorous, more fashionable is true. And also, more irrisistable to male doggies. And Vorld’s Best Undercover Spy.
    Othervise, Natasha is just like rest. (oh, ve don’t say “splort” – is just rude – not ladylike, and Natasha is alvays lady!)

  12. Macy the Min-pin
    9:59 am on April 3rd, 2012

    NATASHA THE NEFARIOUS BORZOI: “So, you vish to compile dossier on Natasha, hmm. Vill not be so easy as you think. Natasha is vell trained to vithstand vigorous interrogation by experts. So you vill never find vhere Natasha is living. Ve have friends all over vorld vith many mansions and castles ve can call home. Natasha is expert in disguise and can appear to be anyvon, anyvhere. So, can only be said that Natasha is very beautiful Borzoi and is World’s Best Undercover Spy. (It vould be ok to mention that Rio, SiberH, Mac and Franklin are all mad in love vith Natasha – poor little dogs – they cannot help themselves.)”

  13. Macy the Min-pin
    10:01 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Oh, I see that Nattie has checked in herself. I just copied her section from the Great Plunderers list.

  14. BearSpiritDog
    10:02 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Melanie: While Dan is under the Quilt ask him to check the van’s fuel injector. The symptoms reported by Staff are sounding very familiar to someone here.
    Natty: Oops! I can see you!
    Rio: As you said…the comment is making you hungry…same here.
    Oh…and Good Day to All.

  15. Tyb
    10:03 am on April 3rd, 2012

    For several years, Blou went to a photo gallery / custom frame shop. That business closed in 2008 when my dad retired for the third time. A couple of weeks later he came out of retirement to “help out” for a while in a new store in a new town. He’s still at it but not so much. We go in a few days a week or when called to help. The new
    place is a combination paint and decorating store. We sell paint, window treatments,
    wall art, and do custom framing. It tends to be a busy place.

  16. Masquers
    10:05 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Good description of the Borzoi, Macy!

  17. B.Stover
    10:14 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Chet: You deserve more than kibble!

    Melanie: I hope the PT person tells Dan in very strong terms what not to do.

    This is my third day with a sinus headache.

    Good morning all.

  18. Siber-H
    10:15 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Good Morning Everyone!

    It’s SNOWING!!
    I am a Happy Husky.

    Shiek is doing better! Good News!

  19. Melanie
    10:16 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Dan is now understanding that I am in charge when it comes to his welfare and the walker. We’ll see how that goes.

    Splort. I also have seen it as a hairball problem. Also for those of us who are two legged, splort also can happen when taking a drink of cocoa while reading the blog and someone has just wrote something really funny.

    I now have kleenex on the desk.

  20. Melanie
    10:22 am on April 3rd, 2012

    She did, B.Stover …

    I am going into town to shop for a gutter! Yup! I’m getting a 10 to 12 foot vinyl gutter with ends and I’m going to use it for a planter! My lettuce is going in there! It will be up high away from bunnies. When I finally get it all up and planted I will put a picture up!

  21. Siber-H
    10:24 am on April 3rd, 2012

    I do not splort. That is gross and only kats do it.

  22. Tupper and Gilly
    10:29 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Good morning everyone!
    At long last, it is dry and sunny and warm enough to work outdoors. So Mama is going to spend the day working on her Bear.
    Great news from the Howlers – keeping our paws crossed
    Bee – climb under the quilt – there is still room
    Siber – snow? Yes you are as happy dog! How is this winter affecting the drought that has afflicted New Mexico – are they thinking that the snowmelt will help?
    Hey Macy – we usually miss you, since you have been on late at night. And yes, my dear, in answer to your question the other night, we are sure that you have lovely eyelashes.
    Melanie – you go girl! (do we need to salute, or just rev the bulldozer engines in tribute?)

  23. Siber-H
    10:30 am on April 3rd, 2012

    I am the doggy that Natasha favors on the blog…that is when she isn’t pissed off at me about something, which happens often.

  24. Siber-H
    10:38 am on April 3rd, 2012

    T&G This winter has lessened the drought, but only time will tell if it is just short term help. The snowpack should help with the summer irrigation, and I am hoping beyond hope that we won’t be breathing smoke from wildfires this season.
    We have gotten enough moisture that all the native and invasive weeds are going to go crazy.

  25. Barb & Maggie
    10:49 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Good morning all.

    Glad Shiek is better. Hope is pop is on the mend as well.

    Melanie your gutter planter sound like a splendid idea. Do you have to drill some drainage holes?

    We have a lovely day her, lower 70’s and sunny. Tomorrow and the rest of the week will be cooler, so we are going to play outside today. Grass cutting and a little gardening.

    Tyb, We said awhile back that we have decided there are two kinds of people – petters and nonpetters. That lady sounds like a nonpetter, and we have very little room in our lives for those. Nuff said!

  26. Belle Starr
    10:49 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Rose: My four-legged mama and I arrived home from your place yesterday and I had such a great, pink, sparkly surprise. My two-legged put it on me and tried to take a picture but I’m so excited about how beautiful the collar is that won’t hold still. Does this ever happen to you? Mama says I have to keep my new pink sparkly collar nice for special. Thank you very much for the gift. I love it!

  27. Mollypop's Mom
    11:17 am on April 3rd, 2012

    B. – My headache started about a week ago when the trees started blooming. This is very early and hopefully will be over early too. I get emails from the National Allergy Bureau so I know when to stop taking allergy meds. (I don’t need them to tell me when to start taking meds.)


    They only send an email when there is a change from the last email, so I didn’t hear from them over the winter.

  28. Steve
    11:31 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Moe, my service dog, lays on the floor in our home office or in his office bed and keeps an eye on me. I give him his lunch in a kibble dispencing toy and train him to do silly tricks just so he exercises his brain. The other week I had a cold and sneezed a lot. When I did, Moe would come up to me to check on me. Our Field Trainer jokingly said he must be a Sneezure Response Dog.

  29. OleyHowlers
    11:33 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Tyb, your workplace sounds like so much fun, with all those humans to meet and get pats from. Our mom has a boring job that requires very little interaction. She sits at a desk all day working on her big computer. We are only invited to join her when she works from home. We usually pass on that “opportunity”. Now, if only we could go to her office, we are sure we would find lots of places to go and people to meet.

    Meashka accidentally splorted just before going outside yesterday morning. She was humiliated beyond belief, because as Siber pointed out, splorting is a cat thing to do.

    Speaking of Meashka, she is finding her nursing skills quite useful once again as she looks after Shiek. We don’t know how Mom would have any piece of mind without her help.

  30. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:33 am on April 3rd, 2012

    Snot!…Me and Beau’s noses are running constantly…sniff!…I rub my nose on his bed…heh!…I’m not sure where he is rubbing his nose. Its always caked with snot so its hard to tell if he even rubs it or not…chorkel!

  31. Tupper and Gilly
    12:10 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    “sneezure alert dog”. – too funny!

    Quick break between prepping the bear for the next steps and actually getting to work with all the resins and fiberglass and messy stuff

    We go to work every day Mama either in the Mud Room or anywhere else we can get underfoot…..ummm…..make that “be helpful”.
    This time we know not to help TOO much with the bear. Last time Mama did one, Tupper wanted to help a lot. She ended up with buttons stuck to her fur with superglue.

  32. Rose
    12:24 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Belle Starr: I am so glad you received your sparkly, pink surprise!! I’m mad because I thought you would get it sooner. I picked it out for you on March 3rd, and I think the TMGs took it through most of Canada before it got to me. The Prof made sure when he shipped it, the surprise would get to you very fast. I’m sure the collar looks beautiful on you…I would love to see a picture! I get squirmy and excited too when I get surprises.
    Your two-legged is right, wear the collar on very special occasions. Maybe Easter would be one of those. I am so happy that you love the gift!!!

  33. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:49 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Message!… I received this message from the Underground-SDD. Please destroy it after viewing to keep certain parties safe from a Nefarious Superspy…snort!


  34. T.C
    12:50 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Who on earth would want a dog at work? They are rude, loud, stinky, and clumsy. I work in Mommy’s office whenever she works from home. I have my own cubicle, which consists of the sunniest windowsill. Buddy is the annoying coworker who keeps popping into your cube and you have to kick him out. Then he visits Mom’s and types some stuff on the computer. Then she kicks him out. It is a lot of fun…and no dogs!

  35. Melanie
    1:14 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    I’m so glad that Rocky and his Hillbilly Gang are still around. Still getting things wrong, but still around.

    Gutter is Gotten. snicker
    Now I’m going to put it together. I have found a good place to get compost since ours is still in the not yet compost stage.

  36. Barb & Maggie
    1:56 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Melanie, Not sure if you answered me or not, how are you going to provide drainage for the lettuce?

    Nap time here.

  37. Snowhook Bella
    2:02 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    My employer is dog friendly. In fact, letting candidates know I our dog friendly environment is part of our recurring process. Bring your dog team to work day is another story…

  38. B.Stover
    2:24 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    T&G: Thank you. I was under the quilt and it helped.

    Mollypop’s Mom: Thank you for the link. I’m going to sign up.

    Rio: Thank you for the card.

    Melanie: That is a fascinating idea. How/where are you going to put the gutter? Barb is correct–you’ll need drainage. I’d do that but since this is a condo the association wouldn’t let me.

  39. Siber-H
    2:33 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Thanks for the cute card, Rio.
    May Rockie and Natasha never meet.

  40. Mollypop's Mom
    2:35 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    A huge tornado is going through Dallas County right now. I hope Macy is in a safe place.

  41. Siber-H
    2:35 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Macy is under a tornado warning.

  42. Rose
    2:39 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Rebecca: How do you choose which dog to take to work with you?

  43. Rose
    2:40 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Macy: Please be safe.

  44. OleyHowlers
    3:00 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Macy, please let us know you are O.K.

  45. Snowhook Bella
    3:06 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Rose: Our racers, for the most part lack the necessary manners to come to work with me. Luna and Tenzing and puppies are usually a given. I will bring Luna in for a mama (Luna) and me date. Tenzing usually tells me when e wants to come to the office; he will go stand by my car door when it is time to go. He enjoys sitting in the padded chairs in my office and napping in the sun. A couple of years ago he was diagnosed with a rare auto immune disease. At the worst of it he couldn’t walk and he couldn’t be alone. For several weeks AJ carried him into my office and he spent each work day with me. I have a great employer. Belle Statr has never been to work with me. AJ tried it with her once. Once.

  46. Snowhook Bella
    3:11 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Batten down the min-pin! Macy, please check in with us so we know you are safe.

  47. Siber-H
    3:12 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Macy lives close to the two big stadiums…the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys.

    I take my mom to work some days. She comes out and looks at my different projects in the yard. They are all covered with snow right now, but it is melting fast. bummer

  48. Masquers
    3:27 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Reports of tornadoes touching down in Dallas metro area. Macy! BE SAFE!!!

  49. OleyHowlers
    3:28 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Those two stadiums are in Arlington, which is where the heavy damage is reported. Macy, we have all our paws crossed, and Mom is saying many prayers for you.

  50. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:39 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Tornado!…Hit the deck! I hope Macy doesn’t end up in Kansas…snort!

  51. Masquers
    3:42 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Showing Severe Thunderstorms near Macy…possible hail…no tornado (paws crossed)

  52. Melanie
    3:54 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Good Dog. Macy, you are too small to go outside! Basement? Bathtub? Everyone there! 🙁

  53. Rose
    3:54 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Rebecca: What are you implying…that Belle Starr isn’t perfect? 🙂

  54. Melanie
    3:57 pm on April 3rd, 2012
  55. Melanie
    3:59 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Yes, I have drilled holes in the two ends (slightly lower than the middle) covering the holes with a mesh.

    Paws, claws, tails and toes crossed for Macy.

  56. B.Stover
    4:11 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Mollypop’s Mom: Are you feeling better?

  57. Barb & Maggie
    4:22 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Macy, We are anxious to hear from you!!!

    Melanie, You can get a lot of lettuce in a 10 foot row!
    That might be a good solution for Lily too, as they have deer problems.

  58. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    4:31 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Macy — I can be down there in a flash with the Wookiemobile if you need to evacuate. Please be safe and let us know that you are okay. Wookie

  59. Snowhook Bella
    4:33 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Rose: Belle Starr does an excellent job of being her best Belle Starr, but are is not a calm dog. She gets upset and a bit demanding if someone dares to believe she is not the center of the universe.

  60. Snowhook Bella
    4:38 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Wookie: I can help out with gas should a rescue be required. I wonder if Mr. Redbone has already saddled up the horses.

  61. Tupper and Gilly
    5:19 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Oh dear – Mama just came in and saw the tornado warnings. Macy’s home town is under a warning until 8 tonight. Hope she and her family are hunkered down in the basement.

    She was out working on her bear. In case you are interested, fiberglass resin really, really stinks. After a couple hours, even though she was working outdoors, she was light headed and queasy – oh heck – she was sick as the proverbial dog. Thank goodness that part is almost done.

    Melanie – we love the idea of a gutter for lettuce. We are going to use our window boxes on the deck rail for our herbs – maybe we will get a gutter for the other rail for lettuce. We do have just a slight deer problem here – the problem is that Callie, our Pyr housemate will chase bears and coyotes, but she doesn’t see deer as a threat, so she just lays there and watches them eat our garden.

  62. Rose
    5:46 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Rebecca: You mean she isn’t ? She is always perfect here with me?

  63. Rose
    5:48 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Macy: Very worried about you here.

  64. dawson
    6:06 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Gutter Lettuce!
    Melanie that is genius! If you got together with the gutter people and packaged a pre-drilled piece of gutter, a small package of dirt, a pack of seeds or seed tape and a cool label, you could make millions!
    MacyMinPin: Yikes! Stay safe!
    Rio: Thanks for the card – I was wondering if Rocky was on vacation.
    Carpola! There was something important (or not) (besides the above) that I wanted to say but it has gone out of my mind.

  65. dawson
    6:08 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Oh yeah!
    Dick Cheney finally got a heart! Better late than never.

  66. Barb & Maggie
    6:17 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    The Glorious Gutter Garden! Let’s patten it and sell it quick before someone else does. You could grow any type of salad greens or herbs in it.

    Macy, where are you?

  67. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:19 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Hey, y’all! Mom’s home from work, and has a few minutes before she has to leave for handbell practice, so she turned the computer on for me. I’m all caught up on the blog and my SDD. But now I’m worried about Macy. Is it just my imagination, or does it seem like there have been more tornados than usual lately?

  68. Princess Sam
    6:23 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Maybe Macy lost electricity. If I remember correctly, she had a tornado a year or two ago and they were all holed up in the bathroom, reporting to us from her Mom’s smartphone.

  69. Siber-H
    6:33 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Sam, I remember the same thing. sniff Why isn’t she doing it this time?
    All of us are worried.

  70. Jasper the Poodle
    6:52 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Thinking of you Macy. Hope you’re okay.

  71. Tupper and Gilly
    7:03 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    The news just reported from the most heavily damaged areas of Texas. One town that was really ripped apart is about 37 miles from MAcy. Thats not far as tornados go IF you are in the path – but if you are not in the path, 37 miles could mean you don’t even know there was a storm. We are praying for the latter.

  72. BearSpiritDog
    7:06 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Remembering last year’s storm here also. Wish we would hear from her…..

  73. Snowhook Bella
    7:16 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Macy’s last tornado occurred the same day that a certain anonymous donor made our entrance fee possible. I remember because I couldn’t stop crying because of gratitude—I was humbled—and then because I was worried about Macy and her family sitting in the bathtub waiting out the storm. I remember that Golinka rounded out our day with a question to Macy and I: So, anything interesting happen to you today?

  74. Tupper and Gilly
    7:26 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    And now for today’s example of juxtaposition:

    The scrolling news on our computer has first, a story about a group of Albuquerque firefighters who had a lottery ticket with 5 out of the 6 winning numbers, which netted them a cool $10,000. They immediately decided to help out a fellow firefighter from their engine company who has a rare kind of brain tumor and needs surgery to live.
    The next story on the scroll was about how a certain politician running for the presidential nomination has spent x number of millions of dollars on negative advertising and entertaining big wigs and other totally self involved expenses.
    Guess which one we would want as neighbors?

  75. Snowhook Bella
    7:29 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Are Gus and BooBear near the tornado’s path I wonder?

  76. Melanie
    7:29 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Last year was a bad year for tornados too. Jeez Louise.

    Gutter Lettuce! Like the idea. All proceeds to The Plunderers’ Fund for Waifs and Mushers.

    I will be getting my lettuce from Jung Seeds. They have a loose leaf and bibb lettuce. I am pondering …

    While pondering, here is A Royal Bear whose overalls are coming into shape. So is his face! Sorry, I can’t get the bear to go upright.

  77. Barb & Maggie
    7:31 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    If Macy was sitting in the bathtub, they probably don’t have a basement. A lot of homes in the south don’t have basements. Barbs bro and family in N.C. went to their interior bathroom when they had a major storm. Four adults and a Chesapeak Bay Retriever in a powder room for several hours!

  78. Melanie
    7:32 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Hey Royals! Did you see the one about one of our (MA) wannabe politicians that used the lottery money for advertising for his campaign?

    Too bad it wasn’t his lottery winnings. Nope! He was in charge of the MA Lottery! It was the tax payers’ money.

  79. Tupper and Gilly
    7:40 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Melanie – doesn’t it just make you proud to be a Bay Stater?

  80. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:40 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Paws!….That Bears Paws are almost as big as The Charming Mr. Abrahams Paws…heh!heh!

  81. Snowhook Bella
    7:45 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    B&M: I think you are correct that Macy doesn’t have a basement. I think last year she had the dogs’ on their leashes and tethered to her wrists. I remember we received sporadic updates from her until the danger passed.

    Rio: If you think those paws are big you should see AJs paws, I mean hands.

  82. Mollypop's Mom
    7:48 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Hi B. – I’m feeling way better as soon as I started on the allergy meds. My allergy is trees and this seemed too early. I took a loratidine (Claritin generic) 24-hour non-drowsy and later on I got the email from the Allergy Board that trees were already beginning. My worst is when the pines are blooming and the NAB email hasn’t listed them yet.

  83. Siber-H
    7:57 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Rebecca, No, Gus&Boobear would not be under the tornado warning. Thank Dog we only have on family of Texans to worry about today.

  84. Snowhook Bella
    8:04 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Thanks, SiberH.

    Rose: I don’t believe I mentioned the time that Belle Starr couldn’t decide between a hug and a belly rub so she ended up in a handstand. That little nut.

  85. Melanie
    8:08 pm on April 3rd, 2012


  86. Siber-H
    8:08 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    T&G, Mom knows about the fiberglass smell. When she was a tween her dad built a full sized camping trailor in a garage out of fiberglass. The camping trailer turned out nice.

  87. Tupper and Gilly
    8:09 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    We have been doing tornado research – we are pretty sure that Macy’s family is out of the danger zone – the two tornados seemed to both be south of her by more than 30 miles, and traveling east, instead of north where she would have been in the path.
    Very likely that there are power outages and/or overloaded phone lines, which could mean no internet for her.
    But we don’t see any tornado damage in her home town – whew!

  88. Melanie
    8:13 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Looks like Dallas is in the clear, the system is headed towards Shreveport.

  89. Melanie
    8:24 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    The average trend of tornados (2005-2011) is 201 tornados through Jan 1 through March 25.
    This year has been 379 tornados between 1/1/12 to 3/25/12.

  90. Melanie
    8:33 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Say Goodnight Melanie.
    Goodnight Melanie

  91. B.Stover
    8:33 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Mollypop’s Mom: I took a Claritin D.

  92. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:48 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Rebecca!…So BelleStar does the same trick that Beau does only for differnt reasons…snort!

  93. Princess Sam
    8:48 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    B., our whole family is bothered by the D (decongestant) in Claritin so we all like the generic Loratadine. We all have our hearts pounding when we take pseudoephrine.

  94. Alice M. Johnson
    8:49 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Did someone say Macy is in Arlington? Some of these pictures are from Arlington….Macy please check in….


  95. Alice M. Johnson
    8:53 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    6:41: Arlington’s Assistant Fire Chief Jim Self said 150 homes suffered some sort of damage –– we’re talking a wide variance from struck with debris to completely destroyed –– in three different areas of the city.

    from this article…

  96. Staff
    8:55 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Wolfie WB please check your SDD (oops, I sent it to your busy place)

  97. Tyb
    8:57 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    That’s one great looking bear and he’s tired of resting. He’s standing up for Melanie.

  98. B.Stover
    8:58 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Sam: The D doesn’t seem to bother me. I’ve taken Loratadine but it doesn’t seem to work. (I don’t have high blood pressure.)

  99. Snowhook Bella
    9:06 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Rio: I’m not always sure of Belle Starr’s reasoning, but she makes me laugh when she does her headstand. Last summer she go so excited one day she ran up to AJ on her hind legs.

    Stinky mama has talent.

    I’m thinking positive thoughts for our resident min-pin.

  100. dawson
    9:09 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    AliceMJohnson: The address I have for Macy is Bedford, Texas.

    Thanks Tyb: The bear looks way better standing up.

  101. Tupper and Gilly
    9:09 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Alice – prayers are always good for the people who have had their lives disrupted today – but MAcy is not in Arlington, and should be out of the storm path.

  102. Staff
    9:10 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    I think that the power is out all over Arlington and that is why Macy can’t get through to the blog. Prayers going up from the northland for Macy and her family.

  103. Princess Sam
    9:17 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    My iPaw made the bear stand up straight before Tyb worked his magic on it.

  104. Staff
    9:25 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Oh thank you Tupper and Gilly. I saw that post that said they were near Arlington Stadium and freaked. whew. Decompressing now.

  105. BearSpiritDog
    9:28 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Alice: Did you get my message this morning to let Staff know to check the fuel injector thingymajig in the van? The same scenario played out here a year or so ago and this is what it turned out to be the problem.

    I just saw a post from the min-pin on facebookie from about two hours ago. All appears to be okay.

  106. Princess Sam
    9:32 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Macy posted on FB to tell everyone they were okay but she didn’t tell us?

  107. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:35 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Two!…Hours ago?…snort!…Thats how much she thinks of youse guys…heh!heh!…She’s okay, but she couldn’t take the time to tell her blog friends that..snorkel!

  108. OleyHowlers
    9:37 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Hi all, we just got home. Well, Mom and Pop just got home but Mom had our iPaw. We were hoping to find that Macy checked in. We are very worried, but youse guys sound like you are fairly certain that she was not in the path of the tornado. Thank dawg. When Siber said she lives near both stadiums, we looked them up on Google Maps and saw they were in Arlington. That is the town that had a lot of damage. So where is Bedford?

  109. BearSpiritDog
    9:38 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Sammy: Nana just happened to spot it a few minutes ago. The post was about some unrelated subject, not about the tornado. I don’t believe she even knows how concerned we all are.

  110. OleyHowlers
    9:41 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Just logged into FB and had a message from Macy: i am fine. Tornados to the left. . Tornados to the right. Wild afternoon.

    Rio, it is much easier to post on FB from a phone. We can’t post on this here blog from our phone.

  111. BearSpiritDog
    9:46 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Rio: The Howlers are right.
    Just happy to know she and family are safe. Looks like Arlington got hit pretty hard. 12 tornadoes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area today.

  112. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:48 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Oley!…I don’t give a crap how easy it is to post on facebookie…sniff!…Whatever!

  113. Siber-H
    9:49 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    I remember Macy telling us she could hear the cheering and noise at her house during the World Series at the Texas Ranger’s Stadium.
    I thought that was way cool.

  114. OleyHowlers
    9:50 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    We are twirling now…so relieved for the min-pin. With that worry gone, we are off to bed. Good night Plunderers.

  115. Staff
    9:56 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Well back to the van issue. No it was not the fuel injector. The poor baby was out of gas. Remember I said I didn’t have gauges? Well Mr.Staff (in my mind) is in charge of keeping it full of gas. In Mr.Staff’s mind I drive it to work so I am in charge of keeping it full of gas.


    Anyway it is fine and OK although we still don’t have gauges. When asked why Mr.Staff talks about “taking out (or off) the front end and re-soldering each wire connection and you have to send it away to have that done because no one anywhere where you are can ever do it and the van is 14 years old for Dog’s sake how much money did you want to put in it anyway?”

    The last time gas was put in it was March 3 and tonight he put in 18.5 gallons of gas (for a 16 gallon tank). 71 dollars worth. Although he says he got a real deal on doughnuts.

    Did anyone spit out their cawfee?

  116. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:56 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Loser!… We are watching The Biggest Loser…snort!… Amazingly enough all the losers are going to the Whitehouse …sniff! ….I don’t know why this pisses me off, but it does. The White House staff should be way too busy to be hosting a stupid Reality Show…grunt!… Course, lots of things and people are pissing me off right now…heh!heh!

  117. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:59 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    And it seems to be that we went to Macy’s house just before the Supper Bowl party. Was that Arlington Stadium? The only thing I remember is Rio being wonderfluffed on the Jumboatron. That is a sight I will never forget!

  118. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:02 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Staff!…You Ran OUT of Gas?….snort!…Oh Brother.

  119. Staff
    10:02 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    B, this photo is for you. Can you figure out why? Aside from the fact that it is a bookcase?

  120. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:12 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Read!…Your Book Case!…heh!…Plain as Put Gas In Your Van!…grunt!

  121. Staff
    10:13 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    I knew that would cheer you up. Snicker.

  122. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Staff!…Worrying about others does not “Cheer Me UP”…snort!…It mostly pisses me off…grunt!

  123. Barb & Maggie
    10:22 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Cool book case, Staff.

    Glad Macy is Ok.

    Off to bed for us too.

    Sending a big slurpy kiss your way, Rio.

  124. Snowhook Bella
    10:24 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Staff: Don’t forget that Dan an Sheik were hanging out in the can while under the blanket.

  125. Snowhook Bella
    10:27 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Van not can….sheesh

  126. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:32 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Can!…Here I was imagining Dan and a huge horse hanging out in the bathroom together…snort!…It was a weird image. They didn’t know what to say to each other…heh!

  127. Snowhook Bella
    10:33 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Rio: there are some situations where no words are needed. Snort!

  128. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:39 pm on April 3rd, 2012


    Rebecca!…So are you and AJ back to “normal” life at Snowhook these days?…wuffle!

  129. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:46 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Oh, that is just too funny!

    That quilt is getting bigger and bigger by the minute!

    Glad that Macy is ok.

  130. Snowhook Bella
    10:47 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Rio: Life is a normal as it gets for a while. At the end of this month AJ will take the team to southeast so they can earn their keep doing tours again. Our summer projects will begin when he returns. Our sleep patterns are close to normal, too. Keeping musher’s hours during the race takes a while to get out of your system.

  131. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:53 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Team!….The team has to leave so soon?…snort!…Awwww, shucks! I bet they actually enjoy some of their time away. Even though they will miss your lovin touch Rebecca…snorkel!

    Tired!…Worrying makes me tired so I am going to bed and vowing to never worry again about certain someones…gruffle!…Goodnight all.

  132. Snowhook Bella
    11:02 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Night, Rio.

    Many times when Tenzing was a young guy he would step a few feet away from us, look over his shoulder as if to say, “you better have your running shows on!” and the he would take off. AJ would find him the next mountain ridge over as I would wait and worry at home. I was always relieved that he was okay but angry that he made me worry. This was when we were living on top of a mountain our side of Park City and a snow machine was our main transportation. I would listen for the snow machine and sure enough Tenzing would be sitting on the seat in front of AJ with his paws on the handles. He made no apologies. Never.

  133. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi8
    11:08 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Oh my dear little Spugnik – ve did not realize you vould be so vorried by not hearing from your Natasha. Ve hope now you vill be able to sleep less grumpy.
    Natasha still loves you.

    (is ok Siber – ve just tell Rio that to humor little puglet. Vorried grumpy pug, not pretty sight)

  134. dawson
    11:09 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Snowhook Bella: Can? You really had me scratching my head, wondering what I missed and how. Van, not can.
    Hoorah! MacyMinPin is fine and did not blow away in the tornado.
    Me too…bedtime for Bonzo. Goodnight all.

  135. Staff
    11:17 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Goodnight dear sister Dawson,

    Goodnight Rio my sweet.

    Goodnight Snowbella.

    Wolfie, there is an email at your busy place

    and G’day to Liz down under.

  136. BearSpiritDog
    11:29 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Staff: Nice to hear a simple solution for a change. But, remember the van was under the quilt last night. Hmmm….I wonder……

    Macy: Must have been some afternoon. Thank Dog you weren’t in Arlington. Post when you are able to get on the blog.

    We’re going to catch up on our reading…Winterdance to be exact.
    See you all in the morning – Bear

  137. BearSpiritDog
    11:38 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Hey! I just got the Bookcase thing! (thought it was a maze. it really IS time for bed)

  138. Snowhook Bella
    11:39 pm on April 3rd, 2012

    Night all. I’m taking tomorrow off from work.

  139. OleyHowlers
    7:50 am on April 4th, 2012

    We don’t get that bookcase thing.

  140. Tyb
    7:54 am on April 4th, 2012

    That bookcase is very special. I love it

  141. OleyHowlers
    7:56 am on April 4th, 2012

    aaahhhh just had to sit back a bit…now we see it!

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