Thanksgiving (1): From Dog On It

Albie Rose lived in the biggest house I’d ever seen, more like a palace, surrounded by high walls. A guy with big shoulders and a gun on his hip led us across vast green lawns to a huge swimming pool. On a deck chair by the pool lay a fat old man in a tiny bathing suit. His skin was oiled and deeply tanned, just about the color and texture of a turkey Leda had left too long in the oven one Thanksgiving. I tried not to look.

Congratulations to AJ and Snowhook Kennel, and first-rate stuff from Melanie, as always.

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183 Responses to “Thanksgiving (1): From Dog On It”

  1. Melanie
    8:19 am on November 18th, 2011

    This was a team effort. I started, The Royal Mum added, Bella checked facts, B.Stover edited and then i cut and reorganized a bit.

    I will admit to channeling Riö and keeping things on the move.

    So a cheer for Snowhook AJ, Rebecca and Their Pack!

    Hmmm, that reminds me that at some point I want to know what an “AJ” moment is . . . Pondering.

    Good morning all.

    Dusting of snow when we woke up this morning. The “guys” are here taking the stove out, cut the cabinet to make room for the new stove which is coming on Sunday. To be put in by the “Sears guys”.

    Exciting times. Couldn’t find the circuit for the stove. Only been here for 12 years. Snickering. We have a laminated piece of paper with all of the circuits on it. Many which have “?” next to them.

  2. B.Stover
    8:30 am on November 18th, 2011

    I remember this part. At some point Chet ends up in the pool. Way to go Chet!!

    Melanie: I’m laughing about your circuit board. Good luck with the stove. The windchill is 19 here, though the sun is out.

    Good morning all.

  3. Rose
    8:34 am on November 18th, 2011

    HI Melanie and B!!

    It is a crisp, chilly morning here in Westchester. Dropping in for a quick hello and it’s off to work I go. B, you are MUCH to young to retire.

    Once again, props to A.J., Snowhook, and Melanie!

    Greetings to all Plunderers!!!

  4. OleyHowlers
    9:25 am on November 18th, 2011

    Good morning all. Now we aren’t wanting that Thanksgiving turkey. Thanks Chet, ole pal.

  5. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:39 am on November 18th, 2011

    Turkey!….Now my mouth is watering…slurp!…Good one about Albie, Oley…heh!snort!heh!…Mentioning Albie always brings back memories of an unfinished blog mystery…..hmmmm.

    Rose!… Continuing last nights thought, Bo is not short for Brother….grunt!….B-O stands for body odor and boy does he have it…sniff!….Stinky Bo is his nickname right now. And sometimes Bad Stinky Bo…heh! ….Then there is a lot of “Bo – ooO! Don’t you dare pee on that!”….chorkel!

  6. OleyHowlers
    9:46 am on November 18th, 2011

    Rio, we shipped Kat off with Mom, to Kat Kamp again today. Maybe you can ship Bo off to some kamp too…

  7. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:47 am on November 18th, 2011

    Good Morning!

    We can vote once a day for AJ. It doesn’t SAY that you have to be a biped to vote.

    Don’t forget to vote for Spence!

  8. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:55 am on November 18th, 2011

    Spence!…Did I miss something?…grunt!…Is Spence in the running for being a Living Legend also?…heh!

  9. BARB & MAGGIE
    10:00 am on November 18th, 2011

    Good morning all. Congrat Melanie, on the hat tip up above. Hope all goes well with the kitchen updates.

    Crispy and cold describes it here, too.

    Barb is at work, so will check in later.

  10. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:06 am on November 18th, 2011

    Switched gears, there. Not for the living legend.

    For Dog Who as best book of the year.

  11. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:10 am on November 18th, 2011

    MMCS!… For some reason I am not seeing the links to Golinka’s page or Jay’s photographs on the Holiday Boutique page anymore…grunt!… Is anyone else having this same problem?…sniff!

  12. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:15 am on November 18th, 2011

    Item!….Before I forget, I want to let Staff know that you-know-who got her funky chicken potholders in the mail yesterday!…..snort!….She seemed really happy about them and then put them away somewhere safe, for now anyways…wuffle!

  13. BARB & MAGGIE
    10:20 am on November 18th, 2011

    Barb did not get her Funky Chicken Pot holders yet, maybe they will come today.

    Rio, we did find the links you are talking about on the SK page, but not right away. We ended up clicking several different spots before we found them..

  14. B.Stover
    10:23 am on November 18th, 2011

    Wolfie: Where do we vote for Spence?

  15. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 am on November 18th, 2011

    Barb!…Where did you finally find them exactly?…grunt!…I’ve tried going to the page from the Snowhook blog and from the Mushers Mercantile and still no links to the other pages…wuffle!

  16. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:30 am on November 18th, 2011

    Wait!…They finally showed up after I clicked from the Mushers Mercantile page!….grunt!….How strange…sniff! …I could swear I tried that before….

  17. BearSpiritDog
    10:41 am on November 18th, 2011

    Bear did not just get up. We have been busy with techie stuff this morning. Computter modem not working. Now okay. A good way to start the day – solving a problem.
    Melanie: Congrats to the hat tip from above.
    Wolfie: Can you provide a link for the voting?
    Can we add another to the Prayer List? Nana’s sister and her husband who is recovering from a stroke in May.

  18. C. Harris
    10:50 am on November 18th, 2011

    Hopefully this is my last -40 for a week. I’m off to KY tomorrow. Will join in the prayer circle later and will check in for the prayer list (thanks for doing that)

  19. BARB & MAGGIE
    10:56 am on November 18th, 2011

    Rio, I was going to tell you that I thought I found them on the MM page, over to the right side. Those Polar Bear earrrings are nice. Did the Royal’s Mom make those?

    Bear, We ordered Tree of Life, because you mentioned it last night. Usually anything that you like, Barb likes as well. We saw one mention on Netflix for Bottled something or other, about the early days of Nappa Valley. Did anyone see that? Barb was thinking about ordering it for Christmas for her brother who is a C&B/coffee/wine/dog fan. She already got them a Dishlickers cookbook and TDWKTM.

  20. Masquers
    11:02 am on November 18th, 2011

    Rio: You’re right…I, too, had difficulty with the shop links at the MMCS. Had to try several times to get to a page where the shops appeared.

    T&G: If you need any help with the names for the Prayer List tonight I would be happy to assist. Just say the word.

    Temps in the low forties here. Quite pleasant. The predicted snow flurries…all in the mountains. Local weather types covered all bases by showing us five different scenarios and the resulting conditions.

  21. B.Stover
    11:18 am on November 18th, 2011

    I have to go to campus.

  22. BearSpiritDog
    11:30 am on November 18th, 2011

    Barb&Magpie: We watched The Tree of Life last night. It features Brad Pitt, Sean Penn and an actress that reminded us of Liv Ullmann. The movie was: Beautiful, Mysterious, Poignant, Strange, Disturbing, Confusing, Revealing. The photography was Breath-taking and the narration added to the over-all dimensions of the film. It seemed to be a combination of Ingmar Bergman directing 2001: A Space Odyssey, in that you could feel the mind stretching beyond its usual perimeters. Definitely not a film for everyone. And, even for those of us drawn to this type of Cinematic Imagery, perhaps best viewed at a certain time and place.
    We will be most interested to hear your opinions of it.

  23. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:31 am on November 18th, 2011

    Sigh!…Stover sounds like she is ready to retire….snort!

  24. Masquers
    11:40 am on November 18th, 2011

    Mas Importante errand to run.
    BBL

  25. Siber-H
    12:37 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Turkey Day Countdown begins today!!!

    We can vote from more than one computer for AJ. I can use my name or my dad’s name if they are going to want names.

    I’m sure no other living legend entries were edited by a college professor. Good work all of you! Thank you from a Siber Snowhook supporter.

    Beautiful day here today (if you like this kind of weather)…high of 60 and the sun is shining.

  26. BARB & MAGGIE
    12:40 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Thank you, Royal’s Mum, for all the hard work and thought you are putting into the prayer for this evening. You are greatly appreciated by all of us.

  27. Siber-H
    12:44 pm on November 18th, 2011

    C.Harris, We hope you have a great trip to KY and visit with your dad!

    Mom says to tell whoever bought those books from Snowhook’s Holiday Store that she has read one of them, The Tiger, and really liked it.
    The Borzoi’s beautiful necklace has sold.

  28. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:44 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Home!… Yesterday my friend was home because her mother was about to lose her mind because of Bo’s behavior the day before…grunt!….He was barking at everything and racing around here knocking stuff over….sniff!…Generally just being a real pain in the ass….heh!….So my friend said she would see what goes on around here and put a stop to it…wuffle!… The first thing her and her mother did was to rearrange the furniture in the living room so that Bo could not get on the bay window ledge and bark constantly. I knew it was a mistake when they first moved the couch over there…heh!… After that we were both perfect gentlemen all day long until he wouldn’t let her put his harness on, but that is beside the point…chuffle!… Her mother exaggerates about our his bad behavior and now my friend knows we are both perfect angles during the day…heh!

    Count-down!…Turkey day count-down!…snort!…I like it!…woooo!

  29. bluecat
    1:37 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Thanks. You guys are good pray-ers. All went well this morning.

    Siber-H – Mom read The Golden Spruce and really liked it. Dawson chose well.

    See you all this evening in the ethers…

  30. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    1:47 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Oh dear, mom is no good at posting links. Could somebody techie be so kind as to post a link to Simon and Schuster? I wonder if we can vote more than once?

  31. Tupper and Gilly
    1:55 pm on November 18th, 2011

    BlueCat – that is great news. We will still keep the prayers going tonight since the biopsy won’t be in for a while.

    Mama is working hard on just the right words for the prayer. Her plan is to create a document in Word, and then transfer it to the blog. Pre-prayer circle plea – Mysterious Moderator – please let the document go thru…promise not to mention things for feet or places with s l o t machines.

    She has been keeping notes from the blog about prayer requests, so she seems pretty confident she has everyone who has asked. But as she told someone this morning, its NEVER to late to be included in a prayer.

    Would you all like the prayer posted 15 minutes or so before the gathering time? Or do you want it to appear at the moment?

    We will check back later – we are on our way to meet She Who Writes Masterful and Inspiring Living Legend Nominations.

    oh, and Rio – big brothers are supposed to set a GOOD example….

  32. Siber-H
    1:56 pm on November 18th, 2011

    It is a relief to know we are not the only ones that can’t post a link.

  33. Siber-H
    1:59 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Bluecat, Great news about your dad!

    T&G, I’m agreeable to whatever time you decide to post the prayer.

  34. BARB & MAGGIE
    2:06 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Well, Barb says since you asked, please include her for healthy reports for her 1-yr. post surgery check-ups. Last one, the chest x-ray is first week in December. That is the one she is most worried about. Thank you for asking.

  35. Masquers
    2:25 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Bo barking out the window – reminding us a lot of Chet’s pal, Iggy.

    Hurray! C.Harris can thaw out in the coming week. :)

    Liz: I believe your time for the Prayer Circle would Saturday @ 10 am, which is 6 pm Pacific Standard Time. You will need to verify that my calculations are correct.

  36. BearSpiritDog
    2:30 pm on November 18th, 2011

    My prayer is for All The Plunderers and Their Loved Ones to be included in our Healing Circle of Prayer.

  37. Rose
    2:47 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Rio: You made me laugh out loud about your brother, B-O!!!

    Bear: Your prayer is so lovely! I have always been touched by your wisdom and generosity….

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:01 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Request!….There is one very important guy we have over-looked so far ….snort!…. Agent Wookie needs all of our prayers and support. No worries, he is fine now because he is on a special diet and doing a very impressive balancing act. We need to pray specifically for his kidneys to keep functioning as they are right now or even better would be great….wuffle!….Please include my dear friend and my best Special 007-Agent Wookie….snort!

  39. dawson
    3:14 pm on November 18th, 2011

    To the Plunderers: I’m with BearSpiritDog – we will pray for all the Plunderers and their families…and of course, our favorite author and his loved ones.

  40. B.Stover
    3:14 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Bluecat: I’m glad everything went well today. Please let us know when you get the results.

    I went out to Simon and Schuster but didn’t see anything about a contest. Does anyone have the information?

  41. BearSpiritDog
    3:22 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Agent Agent Wookie is a VIP (Very-Important-Plunderer) and beloved member of the Pack. I am sure he has a place on many personal prayer lists, as he does on mine. Adding him to our Special Prayer this evening will add the Great Healing Power of the Pack for his continuing Good Health.

  42. BearSpiritDog
    3:28 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Special Agent

  43. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    3:29 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Stover. OleyHowlers actually posted the link for the Simon & Schuster contest on Wednesday and it is copied below. It ia a bit weird, because the page is about the contest and lists some of (but not necessarily all) the books that may be under consideration. In any event, go to the bottom of the page and their is further text that says “What was your favorite book of 2011? Tell us, and you’ll be entered to win 10 books in the genre of your choice.” with “Tell us” underscored as an active link. Click on that and you get the form to vote for your favorite new book of 2011. They make it kind of difficult, but once you know what to do, it is easier.

    SiberH and I already voted on Wednesday. Wookie

    http://www.bookpage.com/the-book-case/2011/11/14/top-50-books-of-2011-31-50

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:30 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Bo!…Can we also pray that Bo will settle down and become a normal Pug, like me?…..snort!… He cannot continue his attempts to bite. This is very maddening to me. My friend doesn’t like it very much either….grunt!

  45. BearSpiritDog
    3:49 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Rio: We are thinking the biting episode had to do with his great reluctance to go on the Brutal Walk.

  46. Siber-H
    3:49 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Rio, if your friend adopted Bo from a rescue (doesn’t have to be a Pug rescue) perhaps the rescue could help with the biting problem.
    Husky rescue and other rescues here try to help with difficulties that show up after the dog is adopted.

    Special Agent Wookie and Patsy are always in our prayers.

  47. Masquers
    3:56 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Siber: You have expressed out feelings well.

  48. dawson
    3:57 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Yes Rio: I think that would be a good idea since it looks as though Bo is going to be a permanent resident at your place.

    Snowhook Purchases: I bought a neck gaiter lined in purple which I hear is a popular choice. And the Borzoi’s necklace – WhooooHooooo! And, my own books. Yes, that’s right! No one else would buy them. And I found out A Catty Librarian’s Sailor Man had actually seen the Golden Spruce on his meanderings and read and loved the book. So now he is getting The Tiger for Christmas. And one of the grandkids will get the stuffed tiger and The Golden Spruce, well, I haven’t determined it’s fate yet. Rebecca said that I wasn’t allowed to buy back my own offerings but I will talk her into it in the long run.

  49. bluecat
    4:01 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Wookie – 3 years ago I was in total renal failure. (I have one functioning kidney.) My Girl brought me back because she was a vet tech at the time and knew how to help me and because I will eat the “special” food. Keep the balancing act going, my friend. If a Kat can do it, an 007 Agent can do it and of course, healing thoughts with you. And drink lots of water! I have a pet fountain ’cause I don’t like to drink still water.

    xoxoxo Bluecat

  50. dawson
    4:08 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Bluecat: Kudos to your girl and to you.

  51. B.Stover
    4:16 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Thank you Wookie. I went to the link and have voted!

  52. Melanie
    4:50 pm on November 18th, 2011

    And we’re back!

    Patsy and I had a great time this afternoon. This morning Zoe and I got the Subaru which cost $200 less than they thought it would!! YIPEE!

    Patsy and I went down the hill and did errands and then went over to The Royal Mum’s studio. I was giving Patsy her water and yogurt when Mum came out to say hi! Patsy looked up and showed off her yogurt mustache. It was very big.

    Then I got to see T & G. Very polite Royals. After greeting me they chewed their bones. I don’t know what the Mum is talking about when she says they get into trouble.

    I’m getting something for Dan, Zoe and I to watch and I’ll be back later for our Circle and for our Potluck.

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:59 pm on November 18th, 2011

    SiberH!…Bo told me he came from a family that couldn’t take care of him anymore…snort!… I wonder why!?

  54. Staff
    5:37 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Checking in today. I want to post a link to a video about making oatmeal cookies. I am a member of Chowhound and this video was a link on their website.

    It is about 13.5 minutes long and I find it hilarious. If you like to cook or like oatmeal cookies it is about finding the best cookies ever. Snicker….

    http://jimleff.blogspot.com/2011/11/enigma-of-vons-magical-cookies.html

  55. Siber-H
    5:45 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Rio, Behavior problems are the number one reason people get rid of their dogs and the people most often lie about the real reason (behavior problem) they are getting rid of the dog.
    I don’t know if this was the case with Bo.
    Did your friend get him from a rescue group or a family “that couldn’t take care of him anymore”?
    Is Bo only doing the biting when your friend tries to put the harness on him?
    Your friend did a good thing taking in Bo and don’t despair.

  56. Melanie
    6:18 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Riö, your friend is an alpha female. She’ll set Bo straight! Walking and making him tired and then training him is always a good idea. She just has to figure out how to get the harness on him.

    BBL

  57. BearSpiritDog
    6:31 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Melanie: We saw YSAS! again and again and again, Heh.

  58. Mollypop's Mom
    6:32 pm on November 18th, 2011

    There are no bad dogs, only bad owners. It looks like Bo’s previous owners did not do right by him. He is only reacting to the treatment he has previously been given. All the leather harnesses in the world can’t fix that, but the love of his new family can. Hooray for you, Rio and your friend, for being there to show Bo how wonderful life can be. It will take time but the payoff will be great.

  59. BearSpiritDog
    6:38 pm on November 18th, 2011

    It’s like the link Staff posted – Love is the Magic Ingredient.

  60. OleyHowlers
    6:51 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Perhaps Bo’s family hit hard times in this down economy, and that is why they couldn’t take care of him. There are so many dogs, cats, and horses being given up because of people losing their homes. Very sad. Rio, tell your friend thanks so much for helping Bo. Love always makes good dogs. Mollypop’s mom said it right. There are no bad dogs; only bad dog owners. We are happy for you, Rio, and we hope you enjoy Bo’s company as much as we enjoy Kat (honest, we do).

  61. Barb & Maggie
    7:14 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Words of Wisdom from Us: Bo must have had a bad experience with the harness. He relates it to something negative and/or hurtful, so he bites to stop it.

    What about a different type of collar/harness that doesn’t go around his whole rib cage? Can he be walked with just a regular collar? We are not fond of choke chains, so maybe there is something else. He probably doesn’t have a long enough nose to use one of those strap thingys that goes across his muzzle. Any other suggestions?

  62. Sam
    7:22 pm on November 18th, 2011

    I have a comfort step-in harness that my front legs step into and then it clips on my back. Bo might like this better.

  63. Mollypop's Mom
    7:26 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Sam’s harness is made of mesh and Bo might not associate something like that with whatever bad feelings he has toward his other harness. Also, if the harness just left to lie flat on the floor he can sniff it and walk around it and see that it does no harm.

  64. Melanie
    7:40 pm on November 18th, 2011

    BearSpiritDog: We did the same thing. snicker

  65. Siber-H
    7:52 pm on November 18th, 2011

    To add to what Mollypop’s mom said about leaving the harness out and letting him walk around it, give him treats when he is doing this. Tiny treats work just fine. He needs to learn to associate the harness with, “Good Things happen when he sees and experiences the harness”.

  66. OleyHowlers
    8:02 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Bo’s harness sounds so cool. Maybe he can use a slip-collar for now, and get back to that leather harness after he adjusts to his new world. My 2 cents for what its worth.

  67. Barb & Maggie
    8:02 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Those are great ideas guys, for positive reinforcement. We don’t think Bo is biting because he is aggressive. He is using his mouth like 2 leggeds use their hands. He is saying “I do not want you to put that on me”.
    What we don’t know is why he doesn’t like it, because a walkie is a good thing. Also we don’t know if he was allowed to buffalo his other people by biting at them.

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:16 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Harness!…. Well, he tried to bite her again when she almost had that damned harness on him…snort!… She was able to get him to step into one of the places for his leg but then he laid down and when she tries to lift his other leg into the other hole he lashed out…grunt!… She tried several times, but he was having no part of it…sniff! ….Funny how he let her put it on him the first two times with no issue….heh!….He’s no dummy. He just doesn’t want to go for a walk…chorkel! …She says she has to get him to accept this because he needs to get his shots…heh!heh! …She went on her walk alone before it got too dark. I think she was discouraged or disgruntled or something…sniff!…She says she likes the idea of leaving his harness out for him to sniff.

    Stuck!… Anyway, let me tell you what happened to ole grumpy Bo today…snort!… Mother and me and him were outside because it was so nice out. She was cleaning up branches and leaves…grunt!….He somehow snuffled himself in-between the fence and a low long board that was put along side the fence to keep out raccoons. Well, he shoved himself in so deep and far that he got stuck big time…heh!heh!….He was wimpering and crying his baby guts out until finally mother heard him…chorkel!… I just watched as she tried to get him to first back out….nope!… She couldn’t lift him because it would have hurt her back…grunt!…She somehow managed to move that big board away from the fence a little, it was heavy, so he could squeeze himself out…wheeze! ….What a dork!

  69. Sam
    8:16 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Can pugs wear collars? aren’t they all shaped like footballs?

  70. Siber-H
    8:18 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Barb, I am suspicious of that…maybe getting away with biting at his other people and that method of control worked for him in his former home.

    When mom adopted me, I didn’t even know how to get in a truck or car or that I was suppose to. I had to learn a lot of things, but it can be done humanely.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:32 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Trained!…. That fancy harness that Bo came with was set so small he must have been a puppy the last time he was able to get into it….grunt!… I don’t think he really knows what the harness is for. He doesn’t know it means “walk” because it was ages ago that he actually had it on (if ever!).….wheeze! …She has sized it to its max and it just fits Bo comfortably now. I don’t know what she will do. I think long sleeves and gloves are part of the plan for the next attempt tomorrow…gruffle!

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:34 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Collars!… snort!… Collars don’t work if one does not have a neck…sniff!

  73. OleyHowlers
    8:37 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Hmmm…did not realize that.

    Kat had a fun time at her kamp today. We missed her.

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on November 18th, 2011

    No-Neck!….Actually Bo has a very small head, so anything that would fit around the area where a neck should be would slip right over his eight-ball head….chorkel!… She says I have a fat head….sniff!….Or maybe that was “flat head” not sure…heh!

  75. Siber-H
    8:47 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Rio, I don’t think the majority of dog trainers would agree with this, but my mom might try the same thing with the gloves and long sleeves. The goal is to let Bo know that this biting behavior is not going to work for him in this family. Just firmly and calmly put the harness on him and don’t say a word while doing it. Ignore the crappy behavior.

    Then, and this is a big one, make the walk for him as fun as possible with treats. For right now, this should be Bo’s walk to have fun and not necessarily an exercise walk.

    It can take baby steps training a dog and may be need to be repeated over and over.

    Right now, Bo is winning and you don’t want that.

  76. OleyHowlers
    8:52 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Siber, that makes a lot of sense. You’re right that Rio’s fiend must make sure Bo knows he is not calling the shots. For his own sake.

  77. Basil and Sage
    8:53 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Hi everyone – its almost time for us all to get together in one big Prayer Circle.
    We will post the prayer in a minute or two.

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:53 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Winning!….That’s why she was so discouraged tonight…sniff!….He is getting one over on her and she hates that!….heh!…Boy don’t I know it. She says she is going to think about it tonight and then tomorrow if it is nice out, the harness is coming out and it is not going back in the drawer until it has been on a walk…snicker!… I hope she doesn’t decide to put it on me…wuffle! …I don’t think it would fit me thank goodness…heh!

  79. Tupper and Gilly
    8:55 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Creator – Thank you for this glorious day. We awoke, and breathed in the air that you have created. We have touched our feet on the glorious earth that you have created. We have seen the sky and the waters that you have created. We know that we are most fortunate to live in your world.

    Creator – we also thank you for the friends we have in this world.

    We have found each other in your world. You have brought us together and stitched our lives together like a most wondrous and glorious quilt. Each one of us, although we are made up of different colors, different patterns and designs, with different backgrounds, each one of us has been incorporated into this quilt, where each part touches many others, where the beauty of the whole comes from the blending of all the parts. Our quilt spreads over all who seek its warmth, leaving none to face the cold alone.

    Creator – just as with any quilt sewn together with care and love, when it is so well used, there may need to be some repairs. We ask you to bring us together with the thread of this prayer so any parts of the quilt that are a little frayed or tattered, any colors that have faded and stitches that have come undone may be made whole again; may be made strong by virtue of our unity. We ask you to hear our hearts beating together, united to pray for the good of our friends.

    Creator – we ask you to light your lamp on the path of some of our friends so they will know that they are not lost and alone. Help them to find the gathering place where there will be good things waiting for their arrival. Where Macy’s family has felt the coldness and uncertainty of dark waters, please grant them your warm light and help them find the sun on their faces again.
    Where Wolfie’s boys have struggled through the jungle of addiction, please give them the tools they need to finally cut through the grasping vines that hold them back. Let Bella’s beloved brother see through the fog to your light, and know that he can travel safely. We ask that you watch over Macy’s friend Marilyn’s mother, and be with her in this difficult time.

    Creator – we ask you to be with each one of us as we work to be the best we can. We ask you to guide us to opportunities that will fulfill what is in our hearts. Please let there be open doorways for McKey, and let there be eagles’ wings soaring along the Iditarod path with AJ and the Huskies.

    Creator – We thank you for granting talent to our hands and minds. Bless and guide the hands that sew and knit and quill and cook and paint. Bless the hands that garden and harvest and write and sculpt. Bless the hands that teach, the hands that sooth, and the hands that reach out to help others.

    Creator – we are so thankful for the continued good health of our friends. You have brought Barb and Staff, Wookie and BlueCat back to good health, and we ask you to continue to shelter them in your hands. We bring to you prayers for those beloved ones in our circle who need you most – please gently hold Dan and Patsy on their journey. Let them feel only your love and ours. We ask you to hear our prayers as a healing for Wolfie’s mom Mary, Melanie and Zoe, and for BearSpiritDog /Barb’s second son and Liz’s dear Cricket. We ask you to watch over Dawson’s brother and sister in law, and Nana’s sister and brother in law. We ask that BlueCat’s dad will only need to remember this biopsy for the scar upon his skin, and not for the need for any further treatment.

    Creator – we ask you to take the strength of our unity, and give it to those who care for others. Let Zoe and Melanie, Kelly, Dawson and Staff, Wolfie and all who give of themselves know that they have our strength to draw from and to lean upon.

    Creator – we thank you for the wonderful gift you have given us in the companionship of our beloved animals. They are in your image that they judge us not, and love us no matter our faults. We ask you to watch over them, both in this life and the next. As we honor the memories of loyal Blou, fierce MollyPop, gentle Bess and all the others who have gone before us, they remain in our hearts. Bless those who rescue the abandoned, the abused and the homeless. Bless those who give more to their beloved animals than they give to themselves.

    Creator – you have created this wonderful quilt of people, who while we may never meet, will always be joined together in more important ways. In honor of the many gifts you have bestowed on us, our gift will be the warmth and comfort that this quilt provides. We will shelter within its folds our many friends and family members who need our support.

    Creator – we lift this prayer to you in unison. We ask you to hear our love and concern for our Circle of Loved Ones. We ask you to grant our requests and be with each one of us in our needs.

    Creator – we thank you for this glorious day. We have breathed deeply of the air you have created. We have walked upon the sacred earth you have created. We have gazed upon the sky you set above us and been surrounded this day with your love. We know we are most fortunate to live in your world.

    Amen

  80. Siber-H
    8:57 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Rio, Tell her not to be discouraged. This can take a lot of time and thought and work.

  81. Melanie
    8:58 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Signing in here. Ready for the correct time!

  82. Barb & Maggie
    8:58 pm on November 18th, 2011

    We agree with Siber. Once you get the harness on, make it a fun positive experience. They say most dog bites are fear bites, so that may be his reason.

    We are ready for our prayer circle.

  83. dawson
    9:00 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Hmmmmm.
    If Bo didn’t fight the first two times about the collar…maybe it isn’t the collar at all but the Brutal Walk. Or the collar is pinching somewhere. Or if Rio doesn’t have to walk, Bo doesn’t want to either. I do think your friend should wear some protective gear.

    Prayer Circle time coming up.

  84. Melanie
    9:06 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Zoe and I read this together. It is just beautiful and Zoë says to tell you guys, “That it helps. Just helps.”

    Thank you for all of you.

  85. Snowhook Bella
    9:07 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Amen.

    Thank you Amalia for uniting us with your wonderful words.

  86. Rose
    9:07 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Rio: Does your friend put your harness on you in front of Bo, to show him that the harness will not hurt him? Since you are the big brother, Bo can lead by your example. I think your friend is a wonderful person, with a big heart, and I think you are too.

  87. Melanie
    9:08 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Linda our Lurker says, “Amen”.

  88. Tyb
    9:08 pm on November 18th, 2011

    T & G,
    Thank you for the beautiful prayer. My dad is going to print it out and I’m sure it will be
    read over and over for a long time. Dog bless.

  89. BearSpiritDog
    9:08 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Amen.

  90. Barb & Maggie
    9:11 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Thank you Amalia, and Amen. We too, are going to keep it to read over and over. Truly beautiful and inspirational.

  91. Masquers
    9:11 pm on November 18th, 2011

    With tears in our eyes
    and love in our hearts
    Thank you for this
    beautiful prayer.

  92. OleyHowlers
    9:12 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Amen.

  93. dawson
    9:12 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Amen.

  94. Melanie
    9:13 pm on November 18th, 2011

    TYB, we are also going to print this beautiful prayer out.

  95. Siber-H
    9:18 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Thank You Amalia. The prayer is beyond beautiful and we will keep it and pray it over and over. We deeply appreciate it.

  96. Rose
    9:19 pm on November 18th, 2011

    To the Royals:

    Amen. Your prayer is so very moving, and has brought me to tears. I am so fortunate to have found this blog, and to have such wonderful people to talk to, laugh with, cry with, and love.

    I am grateful to each and every one of you.

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Prayer!….Lord of all Creation, I ask that you give Golinka the strength to persevere with her art work and the artistic genius to continue to grow in her skill so she can quit her day-job. Please Lord, please tell Bo to stop biting. Its not nice and it is very discouraging to the ones who are trying hard to love him. I also ask that you do allow all of us entwined in this special quilt to meet one day preferably at an event where our favorite author is at also. Dear Lord, thank you so much for all of these blog friends. Without them my life would be much smaller. Amen!

  98. Staff
    9:23 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Just beautiful. Thank you to Amalia and to everyone who helps make this blog the special place it is. Will you put the prayer on Dishlickers so we can find it whenever we need it? It made me feel just wonderful.

    As a friend of ours used to say. “I feel Extra Good.”

  99. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:23 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Amen. What a beautiful prayer. Wookie, mom and dad

    From Wookie’s dad: Amalia, what a beautiful prayer, and thank you so much for including Wookie, who brings so much joy to our lives here in Chevy Chase every day that he is with us, and who is so courageous in his ongoing battle to maintain his health.

  100. Gus & BooBear
    9:29 pm on November 18th, 2011

    A special prayer. Thank you, Amalia. Yes, please post it on dishlickers for us to go back read whenever we feel the need.

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:30 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Food!…. If nobody has anything else to say or add to the prayer, does that mean it is time to EAT POTLUCK!…. Wooooooo!

  102. Snowhook Bella
    9:31 pm on November 18th, 2011

    I’m stil at work and have the office to myself which is good because I think my eyes are broken. They won’t stop leaking.

    Thank you for including AJ, the team and my brother.

    Rio: thank you for your addition to the prayer.

  103. BearSpiritDog
    9:35 pm on November 18th, 2011

    This beautiful prayer will go in our
    Forever File of Precious Things.

  104. Siber-H
    9:36 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Rio, Thank You. That is another wonderful prayer.

    I’ll put a little p.s. on your prayer:

    Please Lord, Don’t let Rio’s friend get discouraged over Bo’s behavior. Let her know that this problem is fixable, but it might take time.

  105. bluecat
    9:36 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Thank you Royals’ Mum.

    Amen.

    Sweet dreams, all.

  106. Melanie
    9:38 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Good Night Bluecat!

    I’m with Riö LET’S PARTY!

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on November 18th, 2011

    BluKat!… Goodnight!…snort!….Take a drink out of that fancy water fountain for me…heh!

  108. Tupper and Gilly
    9:41 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Rio – thank you so much. Mama says she hopes each and every part of your prayer comes true.

    (whispering – when gilly came here, she was really terrified of everything, even though she is basically a happy puppy. She still has her moments, but she has learned that there is love here, and she is so much better. Bo will get there – sounds like he has had his share of heartaches too. Patience and extra treats are sure to win him over.)

  109. Siber-H
    9:42 pm on November 18th, 2011

    FOOD!!! PARTY!!!

    BlueKat, I’ll save some Salmon Yummie Chummies for kats for you.

  110. BearSpiritDog
    9:43 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Yes! Let’s EAT!

  111. Melanie
    9:44 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Okay, where do we unload all this stuff and where’s the Lobster?

    (Franklin is carrying an apple pie on his head. Mac is pushing the pumpkin pie ahead of him with his nose. Patsy has gotten hold of some hard cider! She’s carrying it in a keg like a St. Bernie. Mattie is juggling plates of Mollie’s (ABP) hot artichoke dip. Grace and Katie are chewing holes in the flat bread wrappings. Ros and Rose are very carefully holding a cake on a platter between them. And Ellie (with pink ribbons on her ears) is directing everyone.)

  112. Snowhook Bella
    9:44 pm on November 18th, 2011

    I brought fixings for root beer floats if anyone is interested. I haven’t had one forever and it sounded good. I left the dinner rolls and jam on the table.

  113. Macy the Min-pin
    9:45 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Amalia…no words do justice to yours (((hugs)))

  114. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:45 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Time!… My friend is feeling silly now because, heck, its only been almost one whole week that Bo has lived with us…heh!… She says he has come a long way in that short time so patience is the new Bo-watch-word…snorkel! …One day he may even get his one Login to Chets blog….heh!…Lord, help us all…amen!

  115. Tupper and Gilly
    9:45 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Mama says she will put the prayer up in dishlickers, but not tonight. she is just coming to the party for a quick lobster, a slab of pie and some spudder soup – then she has to get to bed since she is getting up as dawn cracks. That’s show biz.

    Have a great party – we may be checking in tomorrow – we get to sleep in while she and Dad drive across the state to a show.

    G’night Friends! Eat, dance, laugh and post. We’ll look forward to reading about your adventures.
    (wonder how Dawson is going to arrive at THIS party)

  116. Rose
    9:46 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Rio: That was a very nice prayer you added.

    Day, by day I realize how very amazing the nation is:

    http://www.9news.com/news/sidetracks/230526/337/Family-pet-has-amazing-deep-diving-skills

    Very good, and peaceful night to all!

  117. Sam
    9:48 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Just beautiful. Thank you.

  118. Snowhook Bella
    9:48 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Oh, I forgot to mention that W.L., dressed in his best harness was talking about making an appearance in hopes of dancing with a certain princess. Oh, and to dig holes with a certain Siber.

  119. Staff
    9:49 pm on November 18th, 2011

    I want to add this Rio,
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVDg8fVC4EQ&feature=related

    OK Alice, You can ‘plate’ your stuffed popovers now.

  120. Macy the Min-pin
    9:51 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Bella, rootbeer float in a bowl if you don’t mind.

    We really wish that we could see the newf pack!!

    Our contribution is pumpkin/cream cheese cake balls made by our girl Angie. She made them for the family get-together on Sunday, but she never should have left them out. Help yerselves.

  121. Alice M. Johnson
    9:52 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Those popovers are still warm. Yummers. Here is some whipped butter to go on them. There’s plenty for everyone if those Newfies don’t take two each….

    Where is that Salmon now?

  122. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:56 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Rebecca!….Whitey Lance better hurry if he is going to do all that!….snort!… SiberH goes to bed pretty early…heh!

  123. Staff
    9:58 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Yum. I will have a root beer float please and thankyou

  124. Melanie
    9:58 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Melanie walking across the room, trips over a hole that has appeared in the middle of the room (three dogs as Grace has decided to take up infrastructure planning under the watchful eyes of W.L. and Siber-H), manages to lurch just in time to catch the soup that is launched into the air as Franklin stands up under the table.

    Will holding the bowl, she offers some to Dr. B.

  125. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:59 pm on November 18th, 2011

    I wasn’t able to access Chet’s at 6, but I was in the Circle. I felt such power and love I’m those moments.

    And now that am able to read the Prayer, I am humbled and awed.

    Amen. So be it. It is done.

  126. Barb & Maggie
    9:59 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Rio, did you notice that you used the phrase “lived with us” when you mentioned Bo. I think you are past the “visiting” stage.
    How cool would that be if, as Rio suggested, some day we could all meet at a Plunderers Gathering.

  127. abbiethekitty
    10:01 pm on November 18th, 2011

    OOO Hard cider and some of that dip please. I don’t need any flat bread thank you very much. Just some in a bowl.

    Then I think a little lobster

    and then maybe some pie….

    And a popover stuffed with mousie too….

    and….

  128. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Hotwings!….Did anybody bring hot wings?…snort!…My friend and I have not had those in ohhhh so very long…wuffle!

  129. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:02 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Hey, where should I set the toffee?

  130. Whitey-Lance
    10:03 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Siber-H: Do you think Sam will notice the dirt on my harness? I probably should have taken it off before the dirt started to fly. By the way, will you be my wing-dog?

    Melanie: Sorry about the hole, but nice catch.

  131. Melanie
    10:04 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Oh look, Alice has brought one of her catch and release projects.
    Hmmm, I’m not sure I want any more pie but thanks, Alice.

  132. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:05 pm on November 18th, 2011

    AbbieTheKat!…. You should watch what you put into your Pillow-Like body…heh! ….Take a bit of advice from me. Brutal walks are easier if you weigh a lot less…snort!…Although, I am still working on the “easier” part…sniff!

  133. Siber-H
    10:06 pm on November 18th, 2011

    It’s not me, Rio. It is my mom who goes to bed early, but she unplugs me when she does.

    Rio, One more thing your friend needs to know. Bo’s biting is not anything personal toward her. It is just some sort of reactive behavior, probably fear based. A dog can love their human to blazes and still act like that. In other words, tell her not to take it personal.

    Yum, I just ate my mom’s share of lobster after finishing mine.

  134. Macy the Min-pin
    10:06 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Dad says the turkey is fresh out of the oven if anyone wants a bite. He thawed it too soon, so he had to cook it tonight. Thursday it will be BACK out of the freezer and sitting in the crockpot all day, soaking in broth. Yea! For once, the oven will not be tied up with Turkey and mom can get her dressing cooked before people are sitting at the table.

  135. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Mousie!…Popovers…ugh!gasp!…Wheres the beer?…sniff!

  136. Alice M. Johnson
    10:07 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Careful with those Melanie. they are a little ‘rare’. Let Mr.Huskie take care of that little problem. (If he can spare some time from supervising the construction…)

  137. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:12 pm on November 18th, 2011

    SiberH!… Thanks for that bit of wisdom…sniff!… I think she does take it personal when he acts like that…snuff!…. I know he feels bad when he does it, I can tell…burp!…Pass me the TURKEY!…WOOOO!… Turkey before Turkey Day!. ….wheeze!….Thanks Macy!….Did anyone bring Turkey Gravey?….ooooooooohhh!

  138. Siber-H
    10:13 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Oh Yeah, Whitey-Lance. I would be honored to be your wing man!
    As for the dirt on the harness, girls like a little rugged manly dirt.

    I’m so happy WL and I can be here to help Melanie with her remodeling.

    Macy mentioned Turkey!!!

  139. abbiethekitty
    10:16 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Ummmm, I have room for Turkey!

  140. Siber-H
    10:16 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Welcome Wolfie!! There goes mom after the toffee.

  141. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Toast!….Hey! Everybody!….snort!….Lets raise our glasses for a special Toast to AJ the Giant!….wheeze!….He is a Finalist in the Stormy Kromer Living Legend Hall of Fame, eh…or Contest….sniff!….Here’s To AJ, Rebecca, and The Team! And Here’s to Believing! …..Woooooo!…I swear those guys would make the most Interesting dogumentary ever if they were chosen for that honor also!…heh!…GULP!GULP!….Burp!

  142. OleyHowlers
    10:21 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Lobster for us, please. We have never bben allowed to taste it before. And a root beer float will go nicely. Thank youse much.

  143. Siber-H
    10:22 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Three Cheers for AJ, Rebecca, and the team!!!
    gulp

  144. BearSpiritDog
    10:23 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Hi Wolfie! Have a T-Bone steak straight off the grill (whispering) you can save the bone for later.

    SnowBella: A Root Beer float over here too. Thank you.

    Staff: Bridge Over Troubled Water is one of Nana’s all time favorites. I’ll play it for her tomorrow.

    Just look at those wild and wacky Newf’s. I think Patsy’s had too much of that cider.

  145. dawson
    10:24 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Clang, clang, clang. Screeeech. Clunk!
    Let me off this antique streetcar! For some reason I thought the ride would be fun, but it was way too slow. A team of Huskies past us like we were standing still.
    Hey Everyone! That was a fine prayer by T&G and a little extra by Rio.
    I brought some caramel popcorn made from the recipe in Dishlicker’s.
    Now where’s that root beer float I’ve heard about? Delish!

  146. Melanie
    10:25 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Hear, Hear!

    Perfect toast Rio.

    Ummm, Toffee, Toffee . . .

  147. Snowhook Bella
    10:26 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Wow! A toast to AJ the giant! I’ll have to let him know when I get home. He can’t come to the party because he is getting dog food for the team.

    Here’s to Melanie, Professor B and Stinky Mama for all their work on the Living Legend project.

  148. Melanie
    10:27 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Hey Dawson!

    Please give Franklin and Mac a pat. They are feeling left out. They are not fast enough to be W.L.’s wing men.

    (though AJ did mention that he could have used a Newf or two blazing some new trail)

  149. Snowhook Bella
    10:29 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Dawson: That was the team bring more root beer float fixings. I had no idea they’d be so popular. I also asked them to stop and get some hot wings for Rio. Looks like they’re pulling up now.

  150. abbiethekitty
    10:29 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Here’s to the giant and the Snowhook Dogs and to the Royals and …hick… to…hick…ahh….hick…

  151. Melanie
    10:29 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Hi Bella, I think it all had to do with the SK hat Rebecca was wearing in one of the pictures I sent. It was AJ the giant in front and right behind him was Rebecca in her pink Stormy Kromer!

  152. Staff
    10:31 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Yum Wolfie’s toffee….I’ll have that big piece over there. Sure goes good with the beer float…:-D

  153. Snowhook Bella
    10:34 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Melanie: I need all the help I can get. (whispering) I’m a little nervous about seeing Princess Sam again.

    Speaking of which, has anyone seen a small, wonderfluffed Princess? I have have a bowl of turkey and Yummy Chummies for her. My lady said never go court a Princess empty pawed. Damnit! Bo! He just swiped the turkey. Franklin! Mac! Stop that pug! No—not that pug, the other pug!

  154. Snowhook Bella
    10:35 pm on November 18th, 2011

    That last one was from Whitey-Lance. I keep telling him he should get his own avatar. :)

  155. Masquers
    10:35 pm on November 18th, 2011

    I’m stuffed! Turkey B-4 Thanksgiving. What a treat. Thank you Macy.
    All these deserts! I can’t decide which to try next. But first some lobster. Oh boy, oh boy. Wolfie’s mom’s famous toffee.

  156. Staff
    10:37 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Oh dear,
    Abbie I don’t think you should have had all that to eat (and drink) You seem to have the hick-ups. (thank dog it isn’t Alice M. cause we all know what that would mean.)

  157. dawson
    10:40 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Hey Mac. Hey Franklin…yes, I can see you even though you are trying to be invisible. You are one good looking Dude! Wasn’t it your picture that was auctioned off to earn a small fortune to allow Snowhook to enter the Iditarod? Hey! Without you there would be no wingnuts, e.. wingdogs.
    Toffee, Turkey and a Toast to my friends the Newfs.

  158. Melanie
    10:40 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Just talked to my almost daughter in law. She loves the idea of the party! She also said, If you like me on facebook and upload a picture of yourselves, she’ll do a demo of them and sell it to you cheap. Then she laughed. Can you tell that they now have a mortgage?

  159. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:40 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Melanie!….That was the perfect photo to include….snort!….Rebecca wears Stormy Kromer wonderfully…heh!

    AbbieTheKat!….Now she has the hiccups because she has snarfed down way more food than I have…burp!….Abbie, you’ve got to get rid of the excess air from gobbling food one way or the other…sniff!… I prefer the “other” myself…heh!

  160. Melanie
    10:42 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Umm, I think we better open a couple of windows around here . . .

  161. Snowhook Bella
    10:43 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Do you thinkg Mr. Redbone Hound will show at the party?

  162. Melanie
    10:44 pm on November 18th, 2011

    I’ve missed the dulcet southern sound of that old Southern Gentleman!

    No Rose, put the Pug down. Down!!

  163. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:47 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Black!…That other pug is black, you will never see him or catch him….heh!burp!heh!….Where’s ma bed at?…wuffle!

  164. Siber-H
    10:47 pm on November 18th, 2011

    I think I should stay here for a few days and help Melanie with the remodeling. I can give up the dog park because I have my own play group right here. The leftovers from the party should last a few days.
    Whitey-Lance has to go back to Alaska and continue training, but Gracie and I can carry on.

  165. dawson
    10:49 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Yes!
    That picture of the ruggedly handsome Giant and the delicately beautiful Rebecca wearing her Stormy Kromer hat was genius to add to the application. AJ is so going to win this Living Legend deal.

    Wow! That lobster is good! I guess my allergy to it disappeared.

  166. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Newf!….Only a Newf could catch a black pug and dangle him by his loose skin….chorkel!…It’s the very least he deserves…burp!

  167. Snowhook Bella
    10:50 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Andrea: Welcome to the party! Coats were hanging up over there in the corner, but it now looks like some are sleeping off the effects of a great party on a pile of down and fleece.

    The SK rep mentioned that I was wearing my pink hat when she was talking with AJ on the phone yesterday. He told her that me in the hat has a cult following and that it is my favorite of all hats.

  168. Melanie
    10:51 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Thanks Siber-H. I’m overwhelmed, I mean I’m glad you are staying.

    Anyhoo, I’m for bed. I’m up way past my bed time. So I’ll snitch a piece of B.Stover’s pies and some jam and rolls, and yes lots of toffee . . .

    Have fun, don’t worry about the noise. I’m used to that!

    TTFN

  169. dawson
    10:55 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Oh, oh.
    Spoke to soon, I seem to be breaking out in spots. Maybe some chocolate cream pie will act as an antidote. Ummm – delish!

  170. Snowhook Bella
    11:01 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Um, Dawson, I think you should sit down for a moment. You look a little flushed.

  171. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Late!…Bo is turning into a Pumpkin, so I have to get him home….grunt!….Somehow. I don’t remember how I got here, does that ever happen to you?…heh!heh!chorkel!

  172. Barb & Maggie
    11:04 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Lobster and root beer floats. Go together like peas and carrots!

    What a wonderful party, as usual. Can’t believe Melanie is still up!

    We are getting tired, so will say good night.

    We are so lucky to know so many wonderful people, dogs and kats on this blog. Best part of our days is speinding time you you folks!

  173. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:04 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Goodnight!…We will be up early tomorrow for some damn reason…snort!… Breakfast, me thinks!…wuffle!

  174. Snowhook Bella
    11:05 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Rio: The team is heading back now. You can hitch a ride on the sled and they can drop you and Bo off at home.

  175. Barb & Maggie
    11:06 pm on November 18th, 2011

    That was supposed to say spending time with you folks!

  176. Siber-H
    11:08 pm on November 18th, 2011

    I think you had better spend the night, Rio.
    I’m going to help clean up. The Newfs will do the dishes…no point in using water and energy to run a dishwasher when they are around.
    I’m turning in then so we can begin construction bright and early tomorrow.
    It was a grand party and beautiful prayers.
    Best of luck to the Royals’ mum with her show this weekend.

    night all

  177. Masquers
    11:13 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Good night everyone.
    Great Party!

  178. Staff
    11:16 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Yawwwnnnn, I am rather tired also. Hey there fatty and fluffy. Time to go home. Yaaaawwwnnnn…. come on you two I can’t wait all night. Sniff.

    I’ll just take this last piece of toffee. And maybe a tiny piece of pie. I hope Dawson doesn’t stay up too late tonight. She has Mom’s cold now and should get to bed soon.

    Night all.

    It was great.

    Thanks

  179. BearSpiritDog
    11:26 pm on November 18th, 2011

    My dawgie bag is packed to the brim. (no worries here about staying slim) It was the best party ever. Off to bed – Bear

  180. C. Harris
    11:43 pm on November 18th, 2011

    Such a long day. At prayer time I was unexpectedly in the waiting room of a vet with my cat. I silently said a general prayer wishing well-being and safety to all the plunders/loved ones with physical or emotional needs. An older couple had just put their dog to sleep and as the man was taking care of the bill, the woman was softly crying. So, so sad. It takes such courage, strength and love to do that.

    Still tons of work to do tonight. Take care everyone. I might take my iPaw in KY so I might be able to keep in touch. (chetthedog is the only thing on its toolbar) :)

  181. Macy the Min-pin
    12:33 am on November 19th, 2011

    Thanks for a fun evening y’all. If Mr. Redbone shows up, tell him I said hi.

    Macy out *delicate berp*

  182. Snowhook Bella
    12:55 am on November 19th, 2011

    CHarris: I hope your cat is alright. Travel safely and enjoy the time with your father.

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