Technology and Us

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http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/18/7414591/disabled-dog-runs-for-the-first-time-thanks-to-3d-printed-legs

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  1. O'Howlers
    9:25 am on December 18th, 2014

    Good morning! Nice story about the Member of the Nation who can now run, thanks to modern technology. Also, good video from Diane. Thanks.

    Mom is at her faraway office today. She said it is the very last time she must leave us until sometime next year! Wooo!!! Hoooo!

  2. B.Stover
    9:41 am on December 18th, 2014

    Interesting story.

    Good morning all.

  3. B.Stover
    9:53 am on December 18th, 2014

    Rio: I’ll check out Ascension.

    I’m having a cookie for breakfast.

    Billy’s Buddy: I didn’t receive pretzels yesterday.

  4. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:09 am on December 18th, 2014

    Breakfast!…Cookies for breakfast!…snort!…That’s a great idea!…honk!

  5. Billy's Buddy
    10:42 am on December 18th, 2014

    Technology has great possibilities.

    Bee, if you don’t get your pretzels today I will have today, I will have to practice my tracking skills. I also had a cookie for breakfast!

    Good morning all.

  6. Billy's Buddy
    10:43 am on December 18th, 2014

    Oops — I obviously didn’t proofread my comments. Sigh.

  7. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:53 am on December 18th, 2014

    Cookies!…Are a much better choice than a plate full of beans…burp!

  8. BARB, MAGGIE AND LUCY
    11:05 am on December 18th, 2014

    Who has beans for breakfast, anyhow? What was it a left over burrito? I am hoping to get pretzels tomorrow.

  9. Tupper and Gilly
    11:14 am on December 18th, 2014

    Barb – in the southwest, breakfast often has beans. In fact lunch and dinner often have beans. The thing we could never understand is how people can eat cold pizza for breakfast. Yuck.
    Now cookies on the other hand….the breakfast of Champions!

  10. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:21 am on December 18th, 2014

    Barb!…My friend works with a living garbage disposal…snort!…He eats anything and all things for breakfast and lunch…wheeze!

  11. B.Stover
    11:22 am on December 18th, 2014

    Barb: I think the “hot one” had beans for breakfast the other day.

    I love cold pizza for breakfast (sorry Tupper and Gilly) but haven’t had it for a long time.

  12. Billy's Buddy
    11:27 am on December 18th, 2014

    BM and L: You are scheduled to get pretzels tomorrow. You live closest to me so why it should take longer to get a package to you is more than I can comprehend.

    I had cold sausage and mushroom pizza for breakfast last week, along with cold milk. It was delish! Sorry, T and G.

  13. BearSpiritDog
    11:36 am on December 18th, 2014

    3D Technology is the Greatest! (especially when it can help a Member of the Nation Within)

    Diane: About your Video…it’s not too often you hear a Kat cry. sniff.

    Cold Pizza for Breakfast? But, of course!

  14. O'Howlers
    11:40 am on December 18th, 2014

    Cold pizza for breakfast would be fine with us, but Mom says it would be yucky. Now beans…she has had those for breakfast and loves them. She loves beans no matter what time of day.

  15. Masquers
    11:52 am on December 18th, 2014

    DianeC: sniff.
    Maybe a small bite of sausage from the pizza…but you can warm it up for moi…thank you very much.

  16. Tupper and Gilly
    11:54 am on December 18th, 2014

    Now this is funny. Remember the mutant squash from this summer? We still have some of them. We were told to let them “mellow” for a couple of months, so we have had them setting on our protected breezeway. The back door of the breezeway is usually left open to accommodate our habit of running in and out. This morning, we found that someone thought the squash was mellow enough

    And just remember how big a Hubbard squash is….

  17. BARB, MAGGIE AND LUCY
    12:03 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Love beans for lunch or dinner, but don’t recall having them for breakfast. Haven’t had cold pizza in years.

    We will look forward to the pretzels tomorrow.

    Hoping to not get sick for Christmas. Every time I turn around I am exposed to someone else who is sick. Doesn’t seem to matter whether they have had flu shots or not!

    Up on our soapbox for a minute. My nepew in Texas just got a puppy for Christmas. A silver lab that they paid $1200 for. They are having trouble with it crying all night and having no potty control. Barb just found out that the breeder gave her to them at 6 weeks! In Illinois that is illegal, but not in Texas. The period of time from 5-9 weeks is really important to puppies for learing bite control and social skills from mama and litter mates. This puppy only had 1 set of shots and is still in the fear stage. She could end up dog aggressive and will most probably have nipping issues. Just what they need with an 18 month old toddler and another baby due in May. Why didn’t they research this? And even tho not illegal in Texas, it is still unethical on the breeder’s part. And to top it off, with only 1 set of shots the puppy is more suseptible to parvo and diastemper. Grrrr! I would like to grab someone by the pant leg.

  18. Siber-H
    12:10 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Great article about advances in technology for dogs, kats, and humans.
    We are very happy the dog can now run.

    Mom used to eat cold pizza for breakfast when she was a teenager but the thought of doing it now makes her ill. She does eat beans in breakfast burritos sometimes. Doesn’t the rest of the country do this?

    I love the way the Hot-Shot eats. He is one of my heroes.

  19. BearSpiritDog
    12:36 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Tupper&Gilly: OMD! Who do youse suppose had THAT for Breakfast?

  20. Diane C.
    1:04 pm on December 18th, 2014

    BSD and Masquers–I’m glad you liked it. I teared up too…
    Everyone–Not that anyone asked, but this a.m. I had 17 types of beans (soup with celery heart and carrots and onions) AND cookies. (You never know when famine will strike.) This should be good if I actually make it to the gym today.
    B, M and L–Can you get the breeder’s name and report him/her to whatever professional organization is relevant? More immediately, why not post something on Yelp?

  21. Staff
    1:14 pm on December 18th, 2014

    I hope it was a racoon that ate the squash and not a bear!
    We still have one butternut squash from our garden. But it is inside.

    Loved the video about the 3D printer. And Diane, your video from last night made me cry. I have seen some of them before but not all of them and not all at once.

    Rio, I am proud every time I see your tree with it’s pillow decor. I still have not heard who bought the cat pillow so it is sitting in it’s box waiting for an address. Was it someone on the blog? Will someone confess?

  22. Tupper and Gilly
    1:44 pm on December 18th, 2014
  23. B.Stover
    1:45 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Billy’s Buddy: The pretzels have arrived and are delish! (Cookies for breakfast and pretzels for lunch…yes!) I can’t wait to try the coffee and the card is puuurrrfect.

  24. B.Stover
    1:59 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Rose: I love the card–especially the cardinals. Thank you.

  25. Billy's Buddy
    2:02 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Whew! I am relieved one delivery is complete!

  26. O'Howlers
    2:09 pm on December 18th, 2014

    T&G, That link did not work for us. We’ll try it again later.
    B,M,&L: Mom got her first puppy, Boris at only 6 weeks (if that). He ended up being a perfect dog, and the only Sibe she could ever trust off-leash. Not to say the breeder was not unethical, but there is hope the puppy will be fine, perhaps even more bonded to his adopted family than most.

  27. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:30 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Staff!…No one in their right mind would buy that ole Kat Pillow…chorkel!…I think there was a mistake at the Boutique…snort!

  28. dawson
    2:41 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Great use of technology. Derby needs longer legs already!

    I love any of the aforementioned foods for breakfast. Huevos rancheros with beans,cheese, tomatoes and poached eggs is one of my all time favorites.

  29. BearSpiritDog
    3:46 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Nana (who may, or may not have been in her Right Mind) TRIED to buy the Cat Pillow, but she was 7 minutes Too Late.

  30. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    3:52 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Tupper & Gilley — looks like Rocky the Raccoon may have migrated up north. Was there a wine cork anywhere near the squash remain?

    SiberH — breakfast burritos sound yummy to me too, but that may just be a New Mexico thing. I remember getting some awesome ones at Little Anitas in Albuquerque.

  31. BearSpiritDog
    3:53 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Dawson! Huevos Rancheros! We have not had that Delish Dish since our last trip South of the Border…many, many, many Moons Ago.

    Tupper&Gilly: Same Problem here as the O’Howlers…it takes us to Facebookie page with no access to the link…will ask TechNoKat.

  32. BARB, MAGGIE AND LUCY
    3:54 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Dawson’s eggs do sound good. I just don’t ever have a breakfast burrito. If I did, the beans would be fine.

    Diane, I don’t think there is anyone to report to, because by state law in Texas, it is legal to place a puppy at 6 weeks. They are not breaking laws, just ethical practice.

    Howlers, When you got Boris years ago it was more common practice to separate puppies early. Breeders didn’t know as much about what puppies learn from their mamas and littermates. Not so anymore. I am not as worried about bonding, as I am other bad behaviors like bitting, that will be especially hard with a big dog and little kids. There is just a bigger chance that this poor puppy will end up getting rehomed due to bad behavior, thru no fault of her own!

  33. Masquers
    4:02 pm on December 18th, 2014
  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:02 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Nana!…She nearly got stuck with that Kat Pillow…heh!heh!…Count yer blessings Nana…snorkel!

  35. Masquers
    4:04 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Oops…no it is not.

  36. Siber-H
    5:08 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Wookie and Teddy’s Dad:

    Little Anitas has really expanded over all the greater Albuquerque area. We have one not far from the house with a drive-up window. Mom and I are drive-up window experts.

  37. Tupper and Gilly
    5:22 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Oh my dawg – Little Anita’s. Sob. Sob. Oh how we miss Littke Anita’s.

    Sorry the idea for AJ link doesn’t work. Don’t know how else to capture it for the blog. Link works on our iPhone. Hmmmm

  38. Zeus
    6:02 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Thank Dog Mom is home. Our regular mailman must be on vacation, because a replacement showed up. Rather than dropping off a package in the “ups stall” like our normal mailman and UPS and Fedex drivers, this guy left a long box right outside my door where I keep watch all day. I have been watching, and worrying about that box all the livelong day. Turns out it was a wooden sign, with wording that I can’t read. Mom is hanging it on our dark wood kitchen wall, where it looks pretty cool, because it has an antiquey light-colored finish. The words have something to do with me I think, because Mom keeps hugging me and smiling. She said something about “who needs jewelry”.

  39. Mollypop's Mom
    6:02 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Tyb is doing his Christmas shopping. I think he got treats for me.

  40. Masquers
    6:24 pm on December 18th, 2014

    I’m sure the kat pillow was an intended gift for me, me, me.

    Looks like our friend Tyb has his holiday shopping well in paw.

  41. dawson
    6:26 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Mollypop&Loulou’s Mom: Are those gluten-free treats?

    Just back from cribbage at the senior’s activity centre. I haven’t won a game since I returned home. Grump!

    On a brighter note: I took 2 quilts to “show and tell” at the nurses quilting meeting. Both were quilted for fundraisers for Snowhook in past years. The one made by Staff and a couple of her cohorts got many oooohs and aaaaahs but the one paper pieced by Wookie’s Mom, and now Teddy’s Mom, took the cake! Everyone gathered around to try and figure out how it was done and started talking in quilter’s language, almost all of which went over my head. They were very impressed that I actually knew the person who could quilt like that! “Well, I’ve spoken to her only online” They read the note on the back which states that Debbie had almost all of the material for the quilt on hand in her quilting stash. They all discussed their stashes for quite awhile. It was a fun day at the quilting meeting even for a non-quilter. Thanks again to Staff and Debbie for the beautiful quilts!

  42. Mollypop's Mom
    6:49 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Dawson, Tyb has it all figured out. He gives me treats as a gift and I put them in my purse. I set my purse on the floor and then the treats are gone.

  43. Tupper's Mama
    6:58 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Dawson – you cannot win at cribbage at the senior center because you are simply not old enough.
    If you refuse to look or act like a senior, those old folks are gonna kick your butt. In cribbage, in cards, in bingo, whatever.
    Give it up youngster.

  44. Zeus
    7:11 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Tupper asked me to post this “must have” for AJ. Heh Heh!

  45. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:19 pm on December 18th, 2014

    I love it. I think I should get one of those for Josh!

    T & G, who or what do you think ate your squash?

  46. Tupper's Mama
    7:26 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Barb – we have no idea, but Teddy’s Dad may have hit upon it with a raccoon. We have put the rest of the squash out in the woods so that whoever had the appetizer can come back for the main course.

  47. Billy's Buddy
    7:33 pm on December 18th, 2014

    OOOOOooooo….A Viking! My high school mascot. {Swoon!}

  48. dawson
    7:45 pm on December 18th, 2014

    That looks like a raccoon’s work to me. If’n it was a bear, there wouldn’t’ve been any leftovers.

    Next time I play cribbage, I’m bringing a cane.

    Zeus: I love it too! I wonder if they have a female version?

    I received my Mont Blanc pen from the auction…yesterday. It is beautiful and feels great in my fingers. Now…when I figure out how to make it write I will let you know. Heh!

  49. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    7:56 pm on December 18th, 2014

    For the New Mexicans on the blog. Believe it or not, several years ago a member of the Little Anita’s family migrated from Albuquerque to Northern Virginia and opened a couple of restaurants here. They are just called Anita’s here, but they bill themselves as New Mexico style Mexican food. Unfortunately, the locations are not very close to Chevy Chase so I don’t get there very often.

    Dawson. Debbie says thank you for the kind words. She is so glad that you are enjoying the quilt so much.

  50. Mollypop's Mom
    7:59 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Here’s the window seat where Loulou looks over the gated parking lot and a downtown street. I’ve let our security guards know that Loulou has it covered.

  51. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:14 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Viking!….Somehow it is very easy to imagine The Giant wearing that while he is clearing the drive-way of snow….snort!…And then I can see him on the Iditarod Trail wearing it like a True Viking….heh!heh!snorkel!

  52. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:14 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Stover!…I hope you do get to see Ascention…snort!…It is really a great show (so far!)….wheeze!

  53. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Snort!…I just watched an advert for a Christmas showing of the Interview….grunt!….I was in disbelief, but then I remembered I was watching a recorded show….chorkel!

  54. Staff
    9:32 pm on December 18th, 2014

    As someone who has worn scarves that cover her mouth and nose during cold weather I can state with authority that the ‘beard’ on that hat will be covered in frozen water from AJ’s breath if he tries to wear that while working in any way.

  55. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:38 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Our pretzels were here when I got home from work. Yum! Thank you so much, and thank you for the extra little bonus gift. I am a coffee drinker, so it will be enjoyed.

    Off to bed shortly. Nighty night.

  56. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:42 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Pretzels!….Yes! and YEEEP! My pretzels arrived today as well..chuffle!…Linda – you are the Best! And you are the Pretzel Lady now….chuffle!

  57. MTMP
    9:49 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Wow, quiet night on the old blog. Coming up on 9 so I better put mom in her kennel.

    Later taters.

  58. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:54 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Linda!…Quick like a Pretzel Lady, check your SDD…heh!heh!

  59. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:55 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Blog!…Quiet because a blog needs participants….gruffle!…Not just drop in critics and observers…sniff!

  60. Staff
    10:30 pm on December 18th, 2014

    I amso tired tonight Rio. I have had a very hard day today. Mr.Staff and I finally (after 4 years of talking about it) went out and got a new car! Yippee.

  61. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:34 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Staff!….That would drain anyone of their energy and their bank account…grunt!…Good luck on the new car. What make and model is it? Let me guess. A Jaguar XE?….chuffle!

  62. Staff
    10:50 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Well I was sure we were getting a Mercedes but we went for a Van. A Toyota Sienna in a pale blue color. I look good in blue!
    ;-D

  63. Staff
    10:51 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Nighty night Rio!

  64. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:53 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Hmmmm!…I was hoping you guys got a Jaguar XJ series…snort!…I can see both of you in this classic!…chuffle!

  65. dawson
    11:17 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Wow!
    Youse guys finally broke down and got a new van. Congratulations!
    Rio: I love the look of that Jaguar XJ series! If someone else is buying.

  66. Tupper's Mama
    11:41 pm on December 18th, 2014

    Wonder if Natasha would trade in her Porsche for that Jag.

    We have been watching “Broadchurch” on Netflix. Oh my dawg. It is an 8 episode murder mystery. We watched one episode the other night, not realizing that it is all one long story. We were hooked! Tonight we binge-watched the last 4 episodes. Wowie! We recommend it. And trust us, you will not figure it out before the last episode.

  67. dawson
    12:15 am on December 19th, 2014

    Rio: Put this video in your spy files under Kats: Hypnosis! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aRlPa5WJw&feature=em-subs_digest

  68. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:38 am on December 19th, 2014

    T & G, That is the same show as Gracepoint that we kept raving about. And we commented at the end that “we never saw it coming”.I think I guess about every main character. The American version is 10 episodes, and we were glued to the tube for every second. Bluecat recommended that we watch Broadchurch to compare, so we just ordered the first disc from Netflix and should have it for this
    weekend. It is best thing we have watched on t v this year. Now it should be interesting to watch the English version, since David Tennant stars in both.

    Oh, and remember how Rio made fun of me because I didn’t realize it was one long story?

  69. Trisha in UK
    11:17 am on December 19th, 2014

    Hi Rio,
    My husband has got a classic Jaguar XJ. If you could blur across the pond, we’d be able to go for a drive. You’d have to wear your little booties so you don’t scratch the leather seats. Hope that’s OK.

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