The Competition Within the Competition!

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84 Responses to “The Competition Within the Competition!”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:52 am on November 21st, 2014

    Good morning, every one! Whoo hoo, our kind of Dog 🙂 Thanks for that giggle since it is even funnier than watching Darah Thea try to pay attention at her class.
    Friday aready? We fear that for some it will be another frigid Friday but we hope it will be a frisky Friday.

  2. B.Stover
    9:05 am on November 21st, 2014

    That’s what I call a smart dog.

    The wind chill is three degrees here. By Monday we’re supposed to have a high of 52. Very strange weather.

    Good morning all.

  3. dawson
    9:09 am on November 21st, 2014

    Morning to HOH and all.

    Great golden video. Trigger would be proud! Those other dogs missed all the food.

    I hope those inundated with snow get some relief today. I hope the Iditarod trail gets some snow.

  4. Tupper's Mama
    9:15 am on November 21st, 2014

    Dear Family,
    This morning, on the other side of the Bridge, there is a little Brittany Spaniel wiggling with joy at seeing her best friend again. Passage over the Bridge was peaceful, and everyone on this side had a chance to wave goodbye.
    Thank you all for your good wishes and kind concern.
    He is at peace now, which allows our hearts peace as well.

  5. Mollypop's Mom
    9:20 am on November 21st, 2014

    The storm has gone down into ski country and now the digging out begins. There were two more deaths yesterday when a nursing home had to be evacuated because the ceiling was caving in. The report this morning is that 30 major buildings have had the roofs collapse and over 60 smaller buildings. This is now the problem everyone has to deal with.

    Sammie’s mom and dad met friends downtown for dinner and they reported that everything is pretty empty down there. There are so many driving bans that you can’t get in or out of the city. For those of us who have no snow it is limited where we can go.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    9:21 am on November 21st, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama, YOu and your family will be in our thoughts and pawrayres today more than usual. When someone crosses the bridge, the best thing they leave us are the memories and the worst thing they leave us are the memories. Watch for the special star tonight. We love our MA family.

  7. Mollypop's Mom
    9:24 am on November 21st, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama, so sorry to hear about brother’s passing but good to hear it was peaceful.

  8. O'Howlers
    9:39 am on November 21st, 2014

    Tupper’s Mom, our hearts are with you. We know that, while you are feeling relief that your brother is now at peace, you are also feeling great sadness. Cherish the memories. Hug the Royals and the Herbs.

  9. BearSpiritDog
    9:43 am on November 21st, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama: A soft breeze was felt as he passed over the Bridge. There had been a brief stop to Say a Heartfelt Thank You to his Family, and an affectionate Goodbye to Rat, the newly christened Cubbins. Now he was ready for New Adventures with his beloved Spaniel.
    Much Love to You, Leonard, and Gramp.

  10. B.Stover
    9:52 am on November 21st, 2014

    Rio: There is a Kitty Winter in Conon Doyle’s story, “The Adventure of the Illustrious Client.” Here’s a link about the story:

  11. Staff
    9:56 am on November 21st, 2014

    We are glad your brother is finally at peace. Hugs to you, Leonard and Gramps.

    This house is quiet so far. No hissing or howling. Yes the little kitties are still in their night time room. They will soon be out though. Last night while we were playing cards the little ones discovered Dad. Dad had a heating pad on his lap. Sleeping ensued. Henry loves heating pads. Dad seemned quite happy to have a kitten in his lap (thank Dog)

  12. Billy's Buddy
    10:26 am on November 21st, 2014

    Thinking of Tupper’s Mama and the rest of the family with loving thoughts from frigid Wisconsin. I love BSD’s scenario. And HOH’s comment about memories is accurate, in my experience.

  13. Herd of Hounds
    10:29 am on November 21st, 2014

    HRH B, mom had a student once named Kitty (really) and her mother’s name was Bunny. You can’t make this stuff up!

  14. Luna
    10:33 am on November 21st, 2014

    Dear Creator, Thank you for Brother. Thank you for those who cared for him. Please bless and keep his spirit. Please comfort those who are grieving his loss. Please bless he will know how much he is loved. Amen.

  15. Mollypop's Mom
    10:38 am on November 21st, 2014

    For pictures of the snow go to

    On the front page it says a 13th death has happened. A 46 year old man was found in his car in a mound of snow.

  16. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:44 am on November 21st, 2014

    A & L, We are sorry for your loss. I am glad that you were able to help your brother through the final days of his journey. Now he is at peace.

  17. dawson
    10:46 am on November 21st, 2014

    Staff: It is quiet on your side of the house but on this side there has been scratching and mewing for freedom. The little fuzzballs are saying, “Let us out!”

    Amalia: It is good that all your brother’s loved ones got to say their goodbyes and that his passing was peaceful. I like that there is a sweet Brittany Spaniel wagging his tail in joy at being reunited with your brother.

  18. Billy's Buddy
    11:01 am on November 21st, 2014

    Dear Luna: Amen.

  19. Herd of Hounds
    11:14 am on November 21st, 2014

    Luna, Amen.

  20. Masquers
    11:49 am on November 21st, 2014

    Luna, Amen.

  21. c.hobbit
    11:51 am on November 21st, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama: take care of yourself as you fulfill his final wishes for his funeral. May a mantle of peace descend on your shoulders.

  22. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:52 am on November 21st, 2014

    Dear Golinka,
    What a year you have had. Aren’t you glad it is almost over? I’m very sorry for your loss, but on the glass-half-empty side you have gained a Kat named Kubbins.

    In Sympathy,
    Your Pal,

  23. Siber-H
    12:32 pm on November 21st, 2014

    That video proves that Golden Retrievers have a high level of intelligence.

    Amalia and family, We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Luna, Amen

  24. BooBear
    12:58 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Cubbins is a little blessing and a final gift from Brother to his Dad and Sister.

  25. Wose-the Small and Meek
    1:11 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Luna, Amen.

    Royal Mum, Grizz and I both send prayers, love, and big hugs to you and your family.

  26. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    1:35 pm on November 21st, 2014

    BooBear, I think of Cubbins in that way, too.

    I saw the Golden “Obedience” video yesterday. What a hoot. He totally lost himself in the moment and in the joy of treats. Who cares about the come command!

  27. Masquers
    1:43 pm on November 21st, 2014

    BooBear & BML: Our thoughts exactly.

    Dawson & Staff: Even though I cannot help but empathizing with my friend Alice, I must say…I am rather looking forward to hearing more about the dynamic duo…Henry and Keiko.

  28. BooBear
    2:06 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Alice will come around. She is just letting it be known that she is queen bee!

    Guys, if you get a chance, check out Basset Buddies Rescue of TX at There is a dog named Jeter that mom put in an app for. She was really wanting an older dog, but he was the only one that said “good with cats”. That is Very important at my house. She was also interested in Bertha (awful name for a dog) but it didn’t say she was good with cats.

  29. BooBear
    2:06 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Wose, we thought you would like the name Jeter!!

  30. Tupper and Gilly
    2:12 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Thank you all for your thoughts.

    And we too think we are stuck with that Wrotten Kitten as a direct result of brother’s dry sense of humor. Yup – he had a million dollar grin, and it showed up especially after he had gotten you with a joke.

    What better way to make sure we don’t forget that grin.

  31. BooBear
    2:13 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Oh, he is under the recent arrivals section.

  32. BooBear
    2:15 pm on November 21st, 2014

    That last post was about Jeter, not Amalia’s brother!

  33. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    2:20 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Jeter is very cute. We here love our Basset mix, although I am not sure she would be good with cats. She does not like the one that strolls thru the neighbor’s yard taunting her and Maggie. It might be different if one was in the house. I think you will like the Basset personality. They are loving and comical, although Lucy’s foster home had one that they said turned in to Cujo when there was food involved. Probably not a major concern for you, since you don’t have other dogs or small children in the household. And you can probably work to make it better.

  34. BooBear
    2:34 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Mom and Dad had a basset for years when they first got married. He was an outside dog and Mom wants one that is inside this time. She has always loved bassets! She is very interested in either lab or golden retrievers (mix would be fine) but thinks she isn’t active enough to give them the exercise they deserve. Bassets are more easy going and laid back.

  35. Siber-H
    2:46 pm on November 21st, 2014

    BooBear, Our paws are crossed for your family and Jeter. I like the name, Of course.
    We are all available to give your mom a 5 star reference.

  36. Riö -The Evil Pug
    2:48 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Crazy!…Everyone is going crazy lately getting all these new guys into their households…snort!…If you want someone new (and used) just say the word and I will have ole Beau shipped straight to your doorstep…grunt!

  37. O'Howlers
    2:53 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Cubbins is indeed a final gift from Brother. He is laughing at his joke, but he is very grateful that Cubbins will be in a good home.

    BooBear, we love the look of Jeter! We just know he is exactly what you need, as you are exactly what he needs. In the beginning, be careful to guard when he is eating, in case one of the cats gets near by. But then, we know that you already know that.

    We are laughing at the “Recent arrivals section”. It actually could have meant either/and/or.

  38. BooBear
    2:54 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Rio, can you imagine how crazy Beau would go on cat watch in my house? He would spin himself sick!!!

  39. Riö -The Evil Pug
    3:34 pm on November 21st, 2014

    BooBear!…What’s yer address?…snort!

  40. BooBear
    3:49 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Poor Beau! He would be a cripple in 1 day.

  41. Beau - The Black Pug
    3:54 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Sneeze!….I’m not going anywhere unless my friend goes wiff me…snuffle!cough!…So put dat der box away Rio…sneeze!

  42. Wose-the Small and Meek
    4:21 pm on November 21st, 2014

    BooBear: Of course, I approve your mom’s choice! Not only is Jeter a cutie, but his name is JETER! :^)

    Beau: Right on! I am giving you a paw-bump.

  43. BearSpiritDog
    4:34 pm on November 21st, 2014

    B: Thinking about a Previous Comment you made which mentioned including 2 links in one post and having Your Comment Moderated, which of course has been the Experience of Everyone on the Blog.
    We just noticed this notation under Upload Files:…”You can upload as many images or files as you like and they will all be added to your comment.”
    What’s Up With That?

    BarbMagpieLucy & Rio: We Did Not Know that Lauren Graham is also on Parenthood. That is Good Enough Reason for us to join youse in watching it.

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:42 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Bear!…That is a blantant lie! No one has ever been able to load two of anything on this here blog…snort!

    Parenthood!….Bear I already pointed out the fact that Lauren Graham is in Parenthood last night….wheeze!

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:44 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Bear!…Oops! I read your comment as “Did You Know that Lauren Graham is also on Parenthood?”…snort!

  46. BearSpiritDog
    4:51 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Rio: We wanted to Thank You for mentioning last night that the aforesaid Actress is on Both Shows. Hopefully we will be able to watch Parenthood from the beginning on Netflix. Snort.

  47. Tupper and Gilly
    4:52 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Rio made a faux paw? Now THAT is history making
    tee hee

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:53 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Words!…I sped-read….snort!

  49. Masquers
    4:54 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Riö: Jumping the gun a bit in anticipation, but just wanted to let you know that Justified’s final season will premiere Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 at 10 pm on FX.
    Heh, heh…sped-read.

  50. Tupper and Gilly
    4:55 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Things seem to be going pretty well so far.

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:00 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Justified!…sob!sob!…Another excellant show comes to an end…sniff!…Why did Elmore Leonard have to kick-the-bucket?…grunt!

  52. T.C.
    5:03 pm on November 21st, 2014

    I would be guarding that cage too. Make sure the undocumented alien does not get out, Herbs. Never let him out.

  53. Basil and Sage
    5:05 pm on November 21st, 2014

    You bet, T.C. – we’re on the case.

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:06 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Kats!…Watching Kats watching Kats!…grunt!

  55. Tupper and Gilly
    5:07 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Sage wants him to come out and play

  56. Martha
    5:19 pm on November 21st, 2014

    A and L,
    Now in that silence and peace and sadness that follows a passing, know that our prayers are surrounding you and covering you with our love.
    Westerm Mass folks

  57. Zoe
    5:34 pm on November 21st, 2014

    It is a fine thing to have a dog waiting for you when you get to a new place. Love to Amalia and her family.

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:56 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Zoe!…Would you like to have Beau waiting for you when you get home?…snort!

  59. Tupper's Mama
    7:05 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Aw – Martha and Zoe – thank you. And thank you again to everyone.

    Rio – you, sir, are a naughty dog.

  60. Herd of Hounds
    7:11 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Ha, ha, ha…Oh Rio, you adorable evil Pug! (re your 5:56 post)

  61. Diane C.
    7:59 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Royal Mum–Condolences from the wilds of California as well.

  62. Diane C.
    8:00 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Everyone–I’ve missed you all the past few days and look forward top being away from students and their drama. But it’s somewhat ameliorated when they send me little items like the attached story, which I hope you’ll enjoy (and if someone else has already posted about this, please forgive)

  63. bluecat
    8:04 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Gramp, Amalia & Leonard – peace be with you.

  64. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:03 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Chorkel!….I just watched that Golden video that Spencer posted…snort!…I can imagine my ole pal Wookie behaving in exactly the same way for some reason…chuffle!

  65. Gilly
    9:10 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Rio – I think I could do that just as well. Mama calls me a Hoover with Paws, whatever that means.

  66. Tupper
    9:12 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Rio – trust us – she ain’t kidding.

    And we are pleased to announce that all our auction and boutique items have been dutifully delivered, albeit rather late, to Auction Central.

    And Luna accepted everything, but she did give us The Look.


  67. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:14 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Luna!…She always gives me The Look while she throws in a growl…shudder!

  68. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:17 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Crate!…So did ole Kubbins ever get released from that tiny kat-krate?..sniff!….You should see the crate that was dumped off with Beau and all his other designer crap…grunt!…His crate is 3 times that size…wheeze!…Although, I cannot recall seeing it in a very long time…heh!

  69. Tupper and Gilly
    9:40 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Cubbins is currently the proud possessor of Gramp’s office. He has his crate, litter box, food bowls and water bowl in there, plus Gramp’s desk for mountain climbing, and various and assorted junk….ummm, kitty toys to amuse himself with. A few times a day, Mama brings him out to the dining room in his crate so everyone can get acquainted at their own speed.
    CubKat and Sage seems to be hitting it off fine. Callie is kind of interested in him, but he growls whenever Callie comes too near. Funny, since she is probably the gentlest one here. But she is also the biggest – especially to a teeny, baby kat.
    But they are all getting adjusted.

  70. BooBear
    9:42 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Dog adoption update. Mom got a response from the basset rescue and she just got off the phone with a rep from the group. She says that Jeter would not be a good fit. He is showing an aggressive side at his foster home and she thinks he would not be mellow with the cats. She is recommending Howie (she says his picture does not do him justice) or maybe Bertha (she needs to check and see if Bertha is cat compatible). We will be contacted by another volunteer who will come and check out the home to see if we would be suitable. Mom is getting cold feet. She is afraid we will freak the poor dog out!

  71. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on November 21st, 2014

    BooBear!….Just how many of you Kats are at that there home?…sniff!

  72. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Kubbins!…He does not seem that teeny-tiny to me….snort!…Unless his photoz are deceiving. He filled up that whole kat-krate by golly…grunt! …Put a nickel beside him and take another photo…heh!

  73. BooBear
    10:06 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Rio, there are alot of cats in this house. But we’ll see. Mom just read some more bios of the rescue dogs and several f them are cat friendly. We will see what happens as this proceeds.

  74. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:08 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Stover!..I finally got a chance to read about Kitty Winters…snort!…So you think this is where the character of Kitty comes from in the Elementary series?…sniff!…I don’t get it…yet…grunt!

  75. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:09 pm on November 21st, 2014

    BooBear!….Is “alot” more than two?….guffle!

  76. Tupper and Gilly
    10:11 pm on November 21st, 2014

    BooBear – but are the Kat’s dog-friendly?

    Rio – Cubbins is teeny in our eyes. Remember, we deal with two gigantic Wrotten Norwegian Forest Kat’s.

  77. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:28 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Stover!…And Bear!…snort!…If youse guys are watching Gilmore Girls you will have by now realized that One of the young actors who is all grown-up now is on the strange “How To Get Away With Murder” series (which is extended to January…grump!)…Also, in the future of the Gilmore Girls you will notice a young actor all grown up and playing center field in “A Good Wife”…heh!…The actress playing Rory is all grown up and was on Mad Men one season and promptly fell in love with the actor playing Pete. They were married very soon after that…snorkel!…Those two were meant to be in my opinion..snuffle!

  78. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:36 pm on November 21st, 2014

    More!…Melissa McCarthy known as Sookie on Gilmore Girls has gone onto big fame and glory as a comedic actress…snort!….My friend and I have vowed never to watch her in any other role except Sookie St. James in Gilmore Girls. Because her sweet, quirky portrayal of the Inn’s Chef is so amazing, we do not want to ever see her as anything else. All those other roles seem demeaning (just a guess as we have never seen them)….grunt!

  79. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:53 pm on November 21st, 2014

    West!…All the Westerners are sleeping soundly in there tidy beds I guess…grump!

  80. Tupper's Mama
    10:56 pm on November 21st, 2014

    We want to say a final thank you to everyone on this here blog. It has been a tough two months, and today was hard, even though we knew it was inevitable.
    At moments when I thought I just couldn’t handle one more phone call or task, I would jump on the blog, and there you all were.
    Tomorrow is another day, so for now, all of us here say a heartfelt thanks, and g’night, family.

  81. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:01 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Parenthood is off till January I think, and then there are just 4 more shows left in the series. They will wrap everything up since that is the definite end. Lauren Grahams and the cute guy that plays her brother Adam, were an item, maybe still are.

    Melissa McCarthy is a great comedian, but I think there is too much vulgarity in some of her movies, so you probably made a good decision not to see them. Some swearing is ok, but she is a real trash mouth in a couple of them, and just plain crude.

    Ben and I survived Dumb and Dumber To, but it was a terrible movie. I only went because he wanted to see it. He probably should not have gone at his age. He at least had the good taste to give it a 1 or a 2 rating afterwards. Smart boy.

    We are heading to bed. Nighty noodles everyone.

  82. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:05 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Amalia, I hope in some small way that we have helped you in a difficult time. Hope we helped smooth out some of the rough spots. Love you, girl.

  83. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:12 pm on November 21st, 2014

    Melissa!…I so wish she had taken the Lauren Graham route to fame…snuffle!…She is so talented and I so want to remember her as sweet Sookie. I absolutely loved her as Sookie. I always chuckle when I remember hearing Emily Gilmore ask, “What’s a Sookie?”…snort!

  84. Kathy
    2:12 am on November 24th, 2014

    Woof Woof i guess

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