Threatened Species and the Nation Within

Hat tip – Wookie’s dad.



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133 Responses to “Threatened Species and the Nation Within”

  1. Princess Sam
    9:38 am on June 15th, 2013

    Dawson, I hope the bat is gone. Mom and dad had a bat in the bedroom while they were sleeping and they mistakenly left it out. Then they had to go for rabies shots. Because they had been sleeping it was unknown whether they have been bitten or not.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:40 am on June 15th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Yes, it is Special Spring Boutique Saturday! We will have more to say later 🙂 The HOH loved the herder story

  3. B. Stover
    9:49 am on June 15th, 2013

    Good morning all.

  4. Tenzing
    9:55 am on June 15th, 2013

    Yeep! My Lady has pulled an all-nighter trying to put the finishing touches on the MMSB. She tried blowing on the paint to make it dry faster, but had to stop when she got dizzy. Personally, I thought she was immitating Beau taking a nap with his paws pointed skyward. There are a lot of great items and more to be added, I’m sure, but I have a suggestion—don’t lean against the walls. I’ve made the mistake of leaning against wet paint once, maybe twice, and spent a week half color me and half green.

  5. dawson
    9:58 am on June 15th, 2013

    Those Maremma Sheep Dogs are good looking. Thanks Wookie’s Dad and Spencer.

    Princess Sam: I am sure I would know if that bat bit me! Wouldn’t I? It is nowhere to be seen. I got up at 4 in the morning and turned on all the lights to wake him up and opened all the doors to let him out but I never saw him. Of course, I was back upstairs with my door locked for 1/2 hour. Then I shut everything up, turned off the lights and went back to bed. I’m trying to act normally but I am sure that bat is lurking here somewhere. Oh, and I think I found that insect that scared me. It was on the door to the upstairs and fell off when I closed the door. It has a glass jar over it and is waiting for Turtleman. I did not look too closely. It looks like a small June bug and it may be dead.

    HOH: Yes! Spring Boutigue Saturday

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:58 am on June 15th, 2013

    Good morning. Great story. Thanks Spence and Wookie’s Dad. We here wish those poachers would become an endangered spieces.

    Rainy and cool here this morning, but it is supposed to get better this afternoon, and then strong, damaging storms possible tonight.

  7. dawson
    10:16 am on June 15th, 2013

    Here’s to the FourHawks having some big sales and seeing many old friends and Melanie having a blast and meeting some new friends.

    Snowhook Bella: We won’t lean against the walls. Try to get a nap in before opening time.

    The Farmer’s Market is calling my name.

  8. Princess Sam
    10:35 am on June 15th, 2013

    Dawson, the problem with a bat biting you is if it’s in the room while you were sleeping. Then you wouldn’t know if you had been bitten or not. Mom and dad were sleeping and the bat flying around the bedroom woke them up. What they should have done was killed the bat and taken it to be tested for rabies. They didn’t and so they had to have rabies shots.

  9. dawson
    10:48 am on June 15th, 2013

    Princess Sam: Hmmm. Yes, I’ve been reading about bats. How do they suggest you kill the bat? This one article says to trap it in a container then put the lid on it and take it for testing. Seems to me I would have a better chance of getting bit if I tried to trap or kill the bat rather than leaving it alone to find its own way out. I do think I would feel the bat fluttering on or by me if it was going to bite me. Even if I was sleeping. Still no sign of the bat today.
    Last year when this happened, there were 2 bat invasions then no more. Both of those times I saw the bat leave the house.

  10. Herd of Hounds
    10:51 am on June 15th, 2013

    A friend said that if you know where the bat is, get out your tennis racket, annoy the bat to get it flying and lob it over the net. Oh, hit it and stun it, then put it in a container and take to be tested.

  11. Siber-H
    10:52 am on June 15th, 2013

    Thanks for the article, Spence and Wookie’s dad.

    Dawson, I think you need to pay attention to what Sam is saying.
    I sure didn’t know that a bat could bite a person while they were sleeping and the person would not know it.


  12. Wose
    11:07 am on June 15th, 2013


    I am so ready for today’s GRAND OPENING!

    BATGIRL! Dawson you are a whole lot braver than me!

    RIO! Yes, I was already in dream land when those messages landed in my SDD. But they have been read, and responded to. Please tell your friend to announce the Have Harness. She definitely should be the one.

    Staff: Would love one of Turtleman’s passports!!!

    Great story up top. Thanks Wookie’s Dad and Spence. Beautiful dogs! I love penquins!

  13. Tupper and Gilly
    11:20 am on June 15th, 2013

    Dawson – how to know if you have been bat bit:
    1. Can you see youself in a mirror?
    2. Can you take a deep whiff of garlic bread
    3. Are you still standing on your feet as opposed to hanging by them?

    If you can answer yes to all three, you are probably ok.

  14. Barb & Maggie
    11:26 am on June 15th, 2013

    We would not kill the bat unless we had to. They are supposed to be very beneficial, eating thousands of insects every night. Around here people put up bat houses trying to attract them. At certain times of the year, when they have their babies, it is not legal for the “pest control” people to come in and trap them.

  15. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:30 am on June 15th, 2013

    Dawson!…The Vampire!…snort!

    Music!….I hear the band warming up!….WOOOOO!Hooooo!!!

  16. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:34 am on June 15th, 2013

    Here is to a fabulous shopping day for the Best Damn Iditarod Team Ever!

  17. SnowBella
    11:36 am on June 15th, 2013

    Don’t forget about the refreshments, too. I believe there is some cheesecake and pies from Stovernia. We spared no expense. There were ballons but last I saw Pancho and Lefty were hovering around the helium tank.

  18. SnowBella
    12:00 pm on June 15th, 2013

    The doors to the MMSB are officially open!

  19. Staff
    12:03 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Heh heh. Pancho and Lefty will be singing soprano. BUY BUY BUY…

    I must go and do some helping for my quilt club in 1/2 hour. Sniff. Good luck you lucky buyers!

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:18 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Wow!…What great stuff at the Snowhook Spring Boutique!…snort!snort!….I bought one of everything (I wish)…heh!

  21. Herd of Hounds
    12:26 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Stupid question time: Mom wants to know if one has to have paypal to shop, or can we HOH use one of her pieces of plastic?

  22. Siber-H
    12:40 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Sharon, There are no stupid questions. No, You do not have to use paypal to shop. We do not. We use plastic.

  23. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:40 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Sharon!…If you are like me and do not want to use Pay Pal, just email Snowhook with your order and you can send them a check…snort!…That’s how we here do it.

  24. Herd of Hounds
    12:43 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Mr.Siber Huskey & Rio: Merci, gracias, grazi, arregato, danke and tanks.

  25. Mollypop's Mom
    12:43 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Duh! Here I am looking at all the goodies when I realize that I had stuff to put in.

    I have been such a ditz lately, planning my move. I don’t know how Barb and Carol have handled this so well. I was the first one to submit an item to Melanie, feeling very proud of myself for being so on top of everything, when I was told that was an item for the auction, not the boutique.

  26. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:47 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Golly!…There is all kinds of stuff I just know I can’t live without!…wheeze!…First things first! Pretzel! Pretzels!

  27. Siber-H
    12:49 pm on June 15th, 2013

    You are welcome, Sharon. I also send a check sometimes instead of using plastic, but today I shopped with Mom’s credit card.

  28. Siber-H
    12:51 pm on June 15th, 2013

    That’s okay, Mollypop’s mom. I have finished shopping for today, but I have not finished shopping.

  29. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:52 pm on June 15th, 2013

    SiberH!…Explain to me how you use a credit card if you do not use PayPal…sniff!

  30. Herd of Hounds
    12:54 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Yes, we too.

  31. Siber-H
    1:07 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Umm and oh boy. After you put in your name and address the next page is the payment page. There is an option there that gives you a choice to pay using paypal or a credit card. It is all in rather small print. I have always paid this way if I pay online.
    Let me know if you find it okay.

  32. Siber-H
    1:09 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Maybe Rebecca can come along with better instructions. It has become so automatic to me, I am no longer paying much attentionn to how I do it.

  33. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:27 pm on June 15th, 2013

    SiberH!…You are using Pay Pal, you just didn’t know it…heh!heh!…Sharon, please just email Rebecca with your order and then send her a check. Once she receives your check she will notify the donor to send you the item(s) you purchased….snort! …SiberH, you kill me…heh!

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:35 pm on June 15th, 2013

    SiberH!….Just to clarify, PayPal asks you if you want to use your PayPal account to buy stuff or your credit card…snort!…If you were like Snowhook and had an account that money from Auctions and Spring Boutiques was going into, you could opt to use the money in that account to pay for your purchases…chuffle!…Does that make sense?

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:36 pm on June 15th, 2013

    SiberH!….Even further, you must have given PayPal your credit card info at some point, because it now remembers your info and so it is very simple for you to buy!Buy!BUY!…heh!

  36. Herd of Hounds
    1:40 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Rio, toooo late, everyone just said continue so I did. Just now got pp confirm. BUT, some of the Christmas stuff has been bought!

  37. B. Stover
    1:43 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Sharon: Sorry to be so late, but I just got home and saw your email. I’ve replied but Rio and Siber-H have answered already.

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:44 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Stover!…What did you buy!?…snort!

  39. B. Stover
    1:48 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Good grief! I thought that this was an auction…and I don’t have Mollypop’s Mom’s excuse.

    Rio: I am going out there now.

  40. Siber-H
    1:50 pm on June 15th, 2013

    No, lol, I do not have a paypal account. It is paypal taking care of the money part of the sale, but the information is never remembered on the Snowhook site. I have to fill out the credit card information everytime I buy from Snowhook.
    It is paypal sending me the email that my order is confirmed.
    On the Snowhook site, after I fill out the credit card information, the next page that comes up asks me if I want to open a paypal account. I always click on the “No Thanks”.

    If I had a paypal account, I would have a password with them, and I do not.

  41. B. Stover
    1:51 pm on June 15th, 2013

    I have the quilled cards purchased previously on those kinds of stands. They look lovely…both the ones I already own and the new ones on display.

  42. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:51 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Theory!…Stover has just proven my theory that all retired people only read every other word…snort!heh!snort!

  43. B. Stover
    1:52 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Rio: Does that mean that you will never retire?

  44. Siber-H
    1:53 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Also, When we get the credit card bill, before I eat it so mom can’t see it, it says the payment is to Snowhook and not paypal.
    There is no mention on it of paypal.

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:54 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Retire!…I will never retire from being Rio…sniff!…If that’s what you mean…heh!

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:55 pm on June 15th, 2013

    SiberH!…That is great information to know. Thanks for the Pay Pal lesson. I must be wrong, or they have improved the process…sniff!…My guess is they improved the process…heh!

  47. Melanie
    1:56 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Haven’t got to time to shop (nor the money, yet YSAS still has his teeth), but here is an out of focus, in a dirty mirror picture of the back of my head!

    And I discovered I had eyebrows. Who’d a thunk That!

    Just about time to get ready. Leaving at 3. Everyone is in a tizzy.

    Bride looks gorgeous. Happy I sprung for her makeup and hair.

  48. Melanie
    1:57 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Okay, HERE is the picture. Did I say Tizzy?

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:00 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Tizzy!…Wow! Melanie, the back of your head looks great!…snort!

  50. Siber-H
    2:02 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Melanie, Your hair looks very pretty. We like it.

  51. B. Stover
    2:14 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Here is what I’ve ordered (if still available):

    Quilted Notebook Cover
    Quilled Card #Snort2 (love the name)
    Ranch Pretzels
    Snowhook Padfolio

    Everything in the boutique is lovely.

  52. B. Stover
    2:19 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Melanie: Your hair is beautiful! I love the silver clasp.

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:22 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Spree!…I got my paws on a Snowhook Padfolio too and a tub of those awesme pretzels…WOOOOOO!…I’m told I must refrain from going out there again – we have to save our money for all the boxing and shipping charges that will also be donated…grunt!and..grump!

  54. B. Stover
    2:30 pm on June 15th, 2013

    I’d be willing to pay for the boxing and shipping charges Rio. Just let me know.

  55. B. Stover
    2:31 pm on June 15th, 2013

    To clarify–the boxing and shipping charges for the item I ordered. (I’m laughing at myself again.)

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:31 pm on June 15th, 2013

    ******** WANTED!! **********

    Two Renegades posing as Beppe. A reward of 7, never opened and possibly only slightly chewed bags of Slim Jims, will be given to the guy who tracks down the Real Beppe and puts him in his proper place on this here Blog…grunt!

  57. Tupper and Gilly
    2:35 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Melanie -WOW! How pretty! Have a fun day.

    The show has its ups and downs, but the weather is lovely. Have fun shopping at the boutique. Too busy here to go shopping but we will check in later.

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:35 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Stover!…How generous of you!…snort!snort!…I will pass this along to my friend – we will be in touch…sniff!

  59. Barb & Maggie
    2:42 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Love the do Melanie.

    Rebecca, sent you a SDD for a purchase. Did we get it?

  60. B. Stover
    2:42 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Hey…I want a Plunderer mug….

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:25 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Sob!…Someone here wanted the little book shaped spice holders but someone beat us out by fractions of a second…sob!

  62. Junior
    3:35 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Melanie: You look lovely. Speaking of eyebrows, where did you find yours? Did you see mine while you were looking?

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:38 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Junior!…snort!…Quit looking for your eyebrows and find me a set of little book shaped spice holders…grunt!

  64. Siber-H
    3:57 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Are there going to be more items show up in the store?

  65. Junior
    3:59 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Senior: I’ve been in the stock room, and there are no more little bootk shaped spice holders.

  66. Junior
    4:00 pm on June 15th, 2013

    SiberH: My Lady says Snowhook will be adding some more items, but she needs a nap before she can think of anything too detailed.

  67. Mollypop's Mom
    4:01 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Siber-H – I hope to have mine in by next week.

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:02 pm on June 15th, 2013

    SiberH!…Anyone can still donate Items at anytime…snort!…Of course they will have to wait till Melanie sobers up from the Wedding Party to send their photos to her…heh!

  69. Barb & Maggie
    4:11 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Think we will go back and order some pretzels.

    Sorry about the spice set, Rio.

  70. Siber-H
    4:16 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Junior, Tell Rebecca to take a good nap. It is fun to know more items will be showing up for sale.

  71. Herd of Hounds
    4:34 pm on June 15th, 2013

    We did pretzles just for lazy days! Got some Christmas gifts surreptiously, FUN! (once we figured out payment)

  72. Barb & Maggie
    4:39 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Sharon, We have ordered the pretzels before, and they are wonderful.

  73. Barb & Maggie
    4:44 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Got a movie for tonight – The Guilt Trip. It’s the new comedy with Barbra Streisand. Looks like it will be a fun view. We can say that, can’t we Bee?

    Need some of those pretzels while watching.

    Reading a new book, Telling the Bees, by Peggy Hesketh. Rather different, but interesting enough to keep reading. Has anyone else read it?

  74. B. Stover
    5:03 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Barb: It seems to me that the question is, why say it that way?

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:15 pm on June 15th, 2013

    View!…Is a verb, isn’t it?…grunt!

  76. B. Stover
    5:20 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Barb isn’t using it as a verb but as a subject and not as “the landscape has a good view.” Never mind….I’ll ignore it.

  77. Gus & BooBear
    5:23 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Just to make sure we aren’t missing a shopping event….we didn’t see Christmas items. Are there more than 1 page of items at this time? We did manage to find several things to buy, but wanted to make sure there wasn’t a page we were missing.

    We want a Plunderer mug too!!!!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:32 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Christmas?…grunt!….Puss N’ Boots, you must be thinking of the Holiday Boutique which is usually held around November right before Christmas…snort!…This is the Spring Boutique, remember?…wheeze!…Have I not done a good job of advertising this or what?

  79. Barb & Maggie
    5:34 pm on June 15th, 2013

    We were making a febble attempt at a joke Bee. Replacing “Read” with “View”. It seems very common to call a book a good read, so why not call a movie a good view?

  80. Siber-H
    5:39 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Didn’t Sharon mention Christmas items?

  81. Junior
    5:40 pm on June 15th, 2013

    G&BB: I may be wrong, but I believe someone mentioned Christmas items as in they were getting a head start on their Chirstmas shopping.

  82. Staff
    5:44 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Wow, we were worried about the book shaped spice jars. So nice to know they were wanted. I figured that they were not dog related but we are an internet book society. heh. And a lot of us like to cook. YAY

    And Turtleman’s padfolio’s are going well. Yippee.

    Dawson, from my vast bat experience, look behind the dining room and living room drapes and window shades.

  83. Staff
    6:04 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Melanie, Nice hairs.

    Rebecca, you can ignore the question about Wookie’s Mom’s notebook covers. I decided to read every word and figured it out myself.

  84. SnowBella
    6:18 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Everyone who has tried to buy an item has been successful in their purchase with the exception of the book spice holders which had more than one interested buyer.

  85. Herd of Hounds
    6:19 pm on June 15th, 2013

    G& BB: I am guilty re saying “Christmas”. What I meant was I found neat things to put away for my son & his partner FOR Christmas.

    Melanie: Just once in my life I wish my hair coule look like yours did for the wedding. (Tired of mop string…hey, maybe I’ll be lucky enough to loose my hair w/ the chemo..whadda ya think????)

  86. B. Stover
    6:19 pm on June 15th, 2013

    I know what you were doing Barb.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:21 pm on June 15th, 2013


  88. Herd of Hounds
    6:33 pm on June 15th, 2013

    We have been so busy with the boutique we haven’t looked at OFA’s 15th character “Iko”. When you do read it and the reasons,remember the Spanish for listen is “eschchar”. Related…different.

  89. c.hobbit
    6:37 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Rio: Sorry you missed out on your heart’s desire at the boutique. You know the saying “you snooze, you ________.” Have a Slim Jim. It will make you feel better about losing 🙂

  90. dawson
    7:05 pm on June 15th, 2013

    The Spring Boutique is a great success with so many interesting items. So far I have only been window shopping. Everything is tempting.

    Melanie: I love your locks! Very elegant. Don’t let the Newfs near.

    Staff: I refuse to go looking for bats. I don’t have a plan yet.

  91. Siber-H
    7:22 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Dawson, It will be sunset. Give some thought to a plan.

  92. O'Howlers
    7:40 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Howdy! The ‘rents are home and we are trying to nurse them back to emotional health. We have never seen them in such a bad way.
    Mom came up for air just long enough to shop! We here can’t believe all the great items in the Bouti-que. Youse guys have outdone yourselves on creativity.

    Dawson, Mom agrees with Barb that it is best not to kill a bat. She said they are good good good, and only got a bad wrap because of silly vampire movies. Still, we huskies always try to catch them when they fly thru the barn at night. We can’t help ourselves…it’s just our nature.

  93. SnowBella
    7:49 pm on June 15th, 2013

    BlueKat: Please check you SDD.

    Howlers: Tuck the ‘rents under the quilt.

  94. Barb & Maggie
    7:55 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Barb thought seriously about backing out and letting Rio’s friend have the spice set. I mean really seriously! But then you know how Barb feels about chickens. In then end, her greed won out.

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:03 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Barb!…snort!heh!snort!….My friend does not need any more stuff. I need more treaties, she needs nothing…chuffle!

  96. Barb & Maggie
    8:28 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Thank you Rio. Now Barb can sleep tonight.

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:32 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Sleep!…Is that a sarcasm font I see in Barb’s post?….sniff!

  98. Barb & Maggie
    8:38 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Rio, No!

  99. Staff
    9:33 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Oh gosh, I didn’t even think about the chicken stuff. So those spice jars were a three-fer!


    Rebecca, I didn’t get a notice on the apron, but I did get an apron too didn’t I?

    I am not watching Hawkee. Mr.Staff is watching it for me. Chicago looks very dominant. (according to the watcher)

  100. Herd of Hounds
    9:38 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Another busy day all around…nighty night.

  101. dawson
    9:50 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Bats can eat 1,000 mosquitoes in an hour. I have been bitten by several mosquitoes in the past couple days and no bats. I will not be killing any bat that is not actively engaged in attacking me. I am sitting here waiting for the bat to appear. I will be as brave as Rose thinks I am and open the door and let him out. There is a slim possibility the bat is already gone. By the way, it was a June bug that scared me. Turtleman took it as a special treat for his turtle.

    I do not understand why I got the first hockey game but not this one.

  102. SnowBella
    9:52 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Staff: They were two aprons available and one of them has your name on it!

  103. Basil and Sage
    10:07 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Hey Dawson – Mama finally got home and we got to see your dilemma with the bat. What you need is an all powerful, mighty, hunting KAT!
    And just so you know, bats can wedge themselves into tiny, itty-bitty places – places no bigger around than a quarter.
    So – does that make you feel all comfortable about sleeping tonight?

  104. Staff
    10:13 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Thanks Bella!

    Turtles love June bugs.

    Sis, You are the bravest Dawson I know.

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:16 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Covers!…I think I would be in my warm soft bed under the covers all night long if I were Dawson…snort!

  106. Basil and Sage
    10:20 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Another thing Dawson – everyone knows that the harmless little bats that would never dream of biting anyone make a squeaking sound when they fly.

    The deadly and diabolical vampire bat that will suck every last drop of blood out of you – well those bats don’t make a sound.

    So, when you go to bed tonight, if you hear squeak, squeak, you know you are perfectly safe, and can look for the bat tomorrow to chase it out.

    However if you don’t hear anything…..dum Da DUM dum….

  107. SnowBella
    10:21 pm on June 15th, 2013

    As far as we know, Dawson may never sleep again if she was bitten. Did we ever get an answer if she still sees her reflection in the mirror?

  108. Macy
    10:23 pm on June 15th, 2013

    In Austin there is a bridge where the Mexican Freetail bats spend the summer. At dusk they come out by the millions. People line the river banks to watch them. And mosquitos are never a problem for the watchers.

  109. Melanie
    10:24 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Hello! I have just gotten out of clothes that The Pack can’t get near, and as Seymour says, “Wash off your mascara
    Here, take my Kleenex
    Wipe that lipstick away
    Show me your face, clean as the mornin'”


    I “think” all the pins are out of my hair. Total? 35 bobbie pins . . 1 clip . . 1 celtic comb. Whew.

    Wedding was

  110. Melanie
    10:26 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Dawson, have you tried rolling a ball across the floor. Everyone knows that bats and balls go together.

    Sharon, about the chemo and hair. The first or second time they tried to cure me interferon was added to the mix. That is not a good choice for me.

    I was a zombie for the entire 6 months I was on it. BUT, after that my hair was curly. Was a bit wavy before, now it is very curly.

  111. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:29 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Melanie!…Welcome back!…snort!….Dawson is a vampire – or she could be. We are trying to find out for sure…heh!

  112. Basil and Sage
    10:34 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Dawson – take two foot-long sticks and tie them together so they form an “X”. Tie a 16 inch bit of string to each point of the “X”. At the end of three of the strings, Tie another bit of string to the center of the “X” and use that string to hang the “X” from the ceiling. In the morning, you will find the little bat hanging from the fourth string that is hanging down.
    How do we know this? –

    cuz EVERYONE knows about the BatMobile!

  113. Macy
    10:37 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Suddenly Semourrrrrrrr……

    Melanie did you feel like a princess? I would love to look glamourous just once, but my hair is too short. I bet everyone noticed you, all gussied up and out of your usual uniform.

  114. Melanie
    10:38 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Whoops, forgot to finish my thought on the first comment. Wedding was great. I will be photoshopping some pictures of the bridal party running away from zombies. They totally want that.

    There is a tradition in Western MA that when someone taps their glass with the silverware, other people join in and the couple has to kiss. Never heard of that before. The Bride and Groom did a lot of kissing.

    YSAS took Zoe home early (7pm) because she was getting very tired.

    I danced! First was a slow dance. YSAS and I danced and twirling was big. They went on to my age music, which they seemed to think was theirs!

    Our family was dancing in a circle when YSAS realized that his youngest cousin was not dancing. Now that cousin may be the youngest, but he is the tallest and very tall compared to YSAS. Does that deter my son? Yeah, right.

    YSAS goes over and LIFTS him up out of the chair, and then two other people help drag him over to our circle. YSAS throws him into the circle. The youngest can DANCE!

    I was able to dance for 3 dances. My body said, what the carpola do you think you are doing? I said goodbye to everyone, cranked the radio up, sang at the top of my lungs with the windows down. I stayed awake for the 30 minute ride home.

    My hair didn’t move through the entire ride.

    I’m going to check out the Boutique and go to bed. Whew . .

  115. Macy
    10:38 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Say goodnight herbs!!

  116. SnowBella
    10:41 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Melanie: I recently discovered the best bobbie pins for hair like ours. They are twisted instead of straight and hold my hair up with just a few instead of several pins. They work great for keeping your hair out of your face (and Lefty’s mouth) when working with the dogs. Your hair looked beautiful!

  117. Basil and Sage
    10:42 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Awwww MAcy – we were just funnin’…..

  118. Melanie
    10:42 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Macy, most people didn’t recognize me. I felt just the same as normal except my hair didn’t get in my face and my feet hurt. snicker.

    I have never felt like a Princess. Not sure I want to at my age. Perhaps an Empress like B. Stover?

    Riö, I hope Dawson is not a vampire. It is very difficult to get ready to go anywhere. You can’t see yourself. Your lipstick goes all over your face . . problems, problems.

    Herbs? You guys are weird!

  119. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:42 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Dancing!…Clarkson is someone I would want at my parties…heh!heh!…He really gets the ball rollin’. What a guy, bad teeth and all…chuffle!

  120. Basil and Sage
    10:49 pm on June 15th, 2013

    MELANIE! And here we were just about to give you all kinds of compliments. So, now you can’t be an Empress. So there.
    And we are NOT weird. Silly maybe, but weird? No!

  121. Staff
    10:58 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Must go to bed. Night all! Good boutique today. I hope that Sharon HOH is feeling good, that Dawson is bat free, that Melanie’s scalp and feet recover and that Amalia had a good day at the office.

    Nighty noodle all.

  122. dawson
    10:58 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Thanks for all the bat remedies. No sign of said bat.
    Yes, I can see myself in the mirror. I am not a vampire yet. Not sure about Dad. The summer skies around here always had many, many bats when I was growing up. Good hunting grounds.
    Melanie: Sounds like you had a real good time.
    I’m giving Dad his last eyedrops of the night and hitting the sack. I don’t wait up for bats to show up to the party. Good night or G’day as it fits.

  123. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 pm on June 15th, 2013

    UP!…We are still UP here because we are watching the Next Food Network Star…snort!…One of the contestants has the same name as the boney fingered one..grunt!…How weird is that?…gah!

  124. Tupper and Gilly
    11:11 pm on June 15th, 2013

    We have just told MAma that she MUST go to bed. She is so tired, she is punchy.
    Thanks for the wishes for a good show – it did end up being so, despite a whole bunch of weirdosity at the beginning, including the city of Boston “forgetting” that we had a show, and didn’t have the electricity on in the park. But they DID have the sprinkler system on….
    And then there was the windstorm flipping tents, and the drunk lady cussing and doing “live” fashion commentary of the customers. And two competing Duck Boat tour guides getting into a fight over the right of way on the street.
    Ah yes – Boston….
    G’night all

  125. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:14 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Boston!…Sounds like my kind of town!…Wow!sneeze!

  126. Melanie
    11:23 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Riö, driving in Boston . . Enter at your own risk. They change the one way streets. (just to bother people) Green lights mean go like Dawson’s bat. Yellow means go faster than Dawson’s bat. Red means you go slow, peek up and down, and if you don’t manage to catch the driver’s eye who does have the right of way, go out in the street half way.

    There is one area where cars come down the overpass into 5 streets trying to merge into 2. There was once a stop sign. That didn’t work. Then there was a stop light. That didn’t work. They changed it to a yellow blinking light. That didn’t work. Now there is nothing. You just kiss your good luck charm and hope for the best.

    Tourist do not understand that driving is a contact sport.

    I was very sick when we moved to the are above Boston, and I was not allowed to drive for two years. When the doctor gave the okay? I relearned how to drive a car in Boston traffic. YSAS and OTAS still tell me, (while holding on to the handle of the door) “MOM, you’re not in Boston, you know!”

    I have got to go to bed. I’m using two of the bobbie pins to keep my eyes open.

    Oh, and Junior? I’m sending your eyebrows back up to you. Thanks for letting me borrow them.

  127. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:42 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Melanie!…Wow!…You are actually awake tonight…heh!….My friend drove in Boston one time and it is all a blur. Somehow she managed to get her and her friend to where they were going, but she has no recollection of the drive…sniff!…That was quite a while ago though. She would never attempt that feat now…heh!heh!

  128. SnowBella
    11:56 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Traffic in DC was a bit much for my Willobilly ways. I am glad that Debbie was driving and that Wookie trained her on the stunts and finer points of driving the Wookiemobile. I went on the subway for the first time in DC. I’m glad I did it, but I prefer to be above ground.

  129. Junior
    11:58 pm on June 15th, 2013

    Melanie: You had them this entire time? No wonder I couldn’t find them. I bet our eyebrows were the talk of the town. They were, weren’t they? My mama says they are one of her favorite things about me. I’ll know for sure, once I find out exactly what eyebrows are.

  130. Melanie
    12:36 am on June 16th, 2013

    Junior, your eyebrows are the best part of you.well, besides your strong legs, fabulous tail, and giant heart.

    I think your eyebrows were the reason people didn’t recognize me. Normaly, my eyebrows are grey and that’s hard for us two leggeds to see. Using yours made me look four years younger, (that’ dog years)


  131. Macy
    1:19 am on June 16th, 2013

    Melanie, so glad you had a good time. Is that all the weddings for awhile?

    Herbs, you are not weird. Kats are just like that. How could anyone tell the difference.
    We were at Holly and Biddy’s dog park and I saw my first Corgi. Oh my, how do you run on those itty bitty legs? I tried not to stare, but gracious that was one stubby puppy!

  132. dawson
    8:24 am on June 16th, 2013

    Macy: I saw a Corgi also, on my ride around the lake (no flat tire) yesterday. Corgis remind me of those 2 leggeds who wear their pants far down on their hips so that it looks as if their legs start at their knees. However, Corgis can run while these 2 leggeds would fall over if they tried to run.

  133. dawson
    9:04 am on June 16th, 2013

    Happy Father’s Day to our Favorite Author and to all the fathers on the blog and lurking.

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