Today At One

Spencer Quinn will be at the Yellow Umbrella book store in lovely Chatham Mass., 1-3.

Welcome Dylan. And here he is.

Hi Chet, I\'m Dylan. Had a tough life living rough. Now love cuddles, sausages and spaniel buddy, Alfie.


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122 Responses to “Today At One”

  1. OleyHowlers
    8:25 am on February 16th, 2013

    Good morning, All.
    The rents are looking thru our local feed’s website and comparing foods to some dogfood rating website. Sounds like we may be getting some different feed soon. What kinds of kibble do youse all eat?
    They are talking about something named Infinia. Ever hear of it?

  2. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:47 am on February 16th, 2013

    Mom’s been meaning to ask the same thing. And has anyone tried using one of the online sites, such as Pet Flow?

  3. OleyHowlers
    8:52 am on February 16th, 2013

    Wolfie, we do a lot of our shopping online, but not our horse/dog/cat food shopping,because our local feed is super close. They sell Purina Mills mostly (not associated with Purina brand), although they do have some other brands. We have been eating Exclusive for years, and it is made by Purina Mills, same one that makes the horse feed. We think that Infinia is the grainfree equivalent.

  4. Jasper the Poodle
    9:18 am on February 16th, 2013

    Greetings from the middle of the snowy mitten, dear plunderers. My mom feeds me Iams. I’ve had no problem with it.

    Mom tells me we are off to Grand Rapids today to pick up sissy and my 2-legged brother, then off down the lake (in the lake effect snows) to the St. Joe area to meet up with grandma and grandpa. We meet every February around this time to celebrate birthdays. Brother is 2/14, grandma is 2/15, and my wonderful mom is 2/19. The humans eat and exchange gifts and laugh and laugh. I eat and sleep and run around grandpa’s 10 acres, pee on everything and get lots of pats and tummies and kisses.

    Mom says brother posted a facebookie picture of him chugging a bottle of Jack so she needs to have a few words with him. Me? Water’s my drink.

  5. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:30 am on February 16th, 2013

    Dylan is very cute.

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:48 am on February 16th, 2013

    Good morning all. Have fun today Spence.

    Barb always fed me Premium Edge Salmom formula. She couldn’t find it here, so now I am trying Diamond brand Lamb and Rice. Main thing is to stay away from corn in the ingredients.

    Jasper, have a great day, today and Happy Birthday to all in your family.

    Barb was worn out when she got back last evening, so I don’t think we posted the doctor report. He does a lot of knees and hips, but he told Barb that he was really surprised when he started her surgery. He said it was much worse than he had anticipated and that he thought “This lady either has a very high pain tolerance or she is extremely stoic, because there is not much left of her knee! He said her new knee is looking great and he is very pleased.

    Quiet day today and then daughter Shannon, Josh and the kids, and some family friends are coming for pizza tomorrow. They will run vacuum and Josh will hang wood blinds in the liv room.

  7. B. Stover
    9:59 am on February 16th, 2013

    Have a good reading/signing Spence.

    Good morning all. It’s snowing here…and accumulating.

  8. steve
    10:00 am on February 16th, 2013

    Petflow works out well for my dog and 3 kats and it was cheaper than Petco. My wife doesn’t have to transport the heavy bags. They even have automatic scheduling if you want. My dog eats Natural Balance.

  9. Princess Sam
    10:00 am on February 16th, 2013

    Zoe, you might want to try Orgain as a 255 calorie, nutrient dense drink. Drink it with your meal, not as a meal replacement.

  10. bluecat
    10:08 am on February 16th, 2013

    Hi all.

    Bella – patch received. Thanks to all.

    Barb – good report, stoic lady!

    Spence – keep ’em laughing.

  11. Melanie
    10:12 am on February 16th, 2013

    Taste of the Wild! A little more expensive, the dogs love it, and I’m not allergic to it.
    We get it from Tim down the road. You can also get it on line.

    ANNOUNCEMENT! I don’t mind youse guys coming over and partying with the Pack. But PLEASE, bring your poop bags. I have no idea how many of you were here, but it looked like the entire Blog Nation Within the Nation Pack!

    I will be back later. LUNCH OUT!
    Woo Hoo!

  12. OleyHowlers
    10:27 am on February 16th, 2013

    Sorry Melanie. Dima usually carries the bags, but he forgot them last night.

    We here get Taste of the Wild can food on top of our kibble. That was for Sasha when she couldn’t eat too much, because it is high protein. But then Dima got spoiled. Go figure.
    Natural Balance makes Kat’s cookies of choice.

  13. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:03 am on February 16th, 2013

    Wolfie!…Check your SDD asap…grunt!

  14. Barb & Maggie
    11:16 am on February 16th, 2013

    Melanie, We here are glad you are not allergic to the Pack’s food. Do you nibble on it a bit while fixing their meals?

    Staff, The final count was 19 staples. Most did not hurt at all, but there were a few in the middle that really had a bite when they were removed. Glad that is over. The stoic lady yipped a bit!

  15. BearSpiritDog
    11:48 am on February 16th, 2013

    Spence: Have a Great Day at the Yellow Umbrella and enjoy the beach afterwards.

    In the Past we here have found Iams to be a very good chow, but Now my meal of Choice is anything out of the Fridge.

    The Happiest of Birthdays to Jasper’s Clan!

    River Bears: Great Party last night.

  16. Barb & Maggie
    12:02 pm on February 16th, 2013

    We received an email from David Rosenfelt regarding 2 new books coming out in July. We are on his email list, because Barb sent him an email once telling him how much she enjoyed one of the Andy books.
    He stated in the email that he will be doing an extensive book signing tour and tries to tie the tour into dog rescue events, as a fund raiser for the rescue group. For those who might not know, David and his wife started a Golden rescue group named after Tara, who is Andy Carpenter’s dog, and also the name of their first Golden.

    One of the books is #11 in the Carpenter series, and the other, called Dogtripping, is the story of their relocation to Maine from California. The caravan consisted of 3 RVs, 11 volunteers and 25 rescue dogs. Sounds interesting to say the least!

    If anyone wants to get involved I will send you his email. Or, if you hve his books, the email address is at the back of his books, and he loves tohear from readers.

  17. Staff
    12:04 pm on February 16th, 2013
  18. Staff
    12:05 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Rio, tell your friend to check her SDD

  19. Masquers
    12:09 pm on February 16th, 2013

    B&M: Yeouch!
    Interesting info on Rosenfelt. An entire caravan! We can only imagine.

    It has been a virtually snow-less winter here on the Island, although some in other areas of the Puget Sound report to have seen the white stuff occasionally.

    We are sitting here admiring the Chet Iditarod patches; they are a thing of beauty to be enjoyed furever.

  20. dawson
    12:11 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Spence: Hope no one throws anything at the Yellow Umbrella.
    Hey Dylan: Do you sing in a growly, raspy voice?
    Barb&Maggie: It is a good thing you didn’t wait any longer to get your knee fixed.
    Melanie: Enjoy your lunch!

  21. Sharon's Herd of Hounds
    12:13 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Traveling with a herd can be a hoot! We came to Tennessee from So. Cal. (Beverley Hillbillies in reverse) I had 5 parrots, Newf & wolf hybrid in Suburban, My husband had border collie & huskey/shepherd and 6 inch plecostamus in his truck. We all made it but an adventure. We love to read/hear about other happy adventures. (P.S. In CA the herd was called “The Temecula Mile of Mutts)

  22. dawson
    12:25 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Sharon’s Herd of Hounds: Quite the parade. I have to look up “plecostamus”.

  23. Siber-H
    12:29 pm on February 16th, 2013

    I eat Purina One for Sensitive Systems. I love it. Salmon is the #1 ingredient. The vet recommended it to mom because of this dry climate and not because I have sensitive systems. I have a stomach of iron, mom says.

    We know a lady that buys her dog food from Amazon and has it sent on a regular schedule that she set up with Amazon.

  24. Siber-H
    12:34 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Hey Sam, There is a Buffalo Sibers game tomorrow afternoon on one of the channels I can get. I’ll watch it.

  25. Belle Starr
    12:35 pm on February 16th, 2013

    SiberH: My Two-legged says my four-legged has a bladder of steel. I wonder if your stomach and her bladder are related.

    B&M: Let us know if the charges for extra jello appears in your hospital bill. When my Four-legged spoke with him, he agreed there would be no charge for the jiggley goodness.

  26. Belle Starr
    12:36 pm on February 16th, 2013

    B&M: The ‘him’ from my last comment being your doctor.

  27. Gus and BooBear
    12:52 pm on February 16th, 2013

    No patch here yet!! We will be watching the mail!

    Rebecca, we have a request. When the final decision is made, will you please post the names of the A-team and what position they are running? We realize that the positions may change some as the race progresses, but we want to picture them with names. If you are too busy watching little green flags and eating cheesecake, perhaps Coach WL can post it for us.

    Also, a couple of weeks ago, someone posted a picture of a team with notes showing what the positions were and what part that position played in the team. Could you please repost? Thanks!


  28. Sharon's Herd of Hounds
    12:57 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Dawson: A scum-sucking bottom feeding fish.

  29. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:57 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Rio, check your SDD. Thanks for catching that!

  30. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:59 pm on February 16th, 2013

    We are two weeks away from the Ceremonial Start!

    Bella and the Giant must be exhausted from all the preps. We are in awe.

  31. BearSpiritDog
    1:09 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Sharon: A fish…Thank Dog. I have to say we were a little nervous about that one.
    The Temecula Herd of Mutts…Love it! We are familiar with that part of CA which is close to where Nana lived in Coronado for many years.
    BTW: Youse could use an avatar.

  32. BearSpiritDog
    1:11 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Temecula Mile of Mutts! Gah.

  33. dawson
    1:13 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Two weeks! I hope the Giant can get some extra sleep before the race.
    Lead dogs,
    Swing dogs – the two right behind the lead dogs,
    Team dogs – all the other dogs except,
    Wheel dogs – the two dogs closest to the sled.

  34. BearSpiritDog
    1:17 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Thank you, Dawson!

  35. Wookie's dad
    2:11 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Barb — thanks for the update on David Rosenfelt. We will be buying the new stand alone book shortly and look forward to the other two books as well. As regards the caravan with the goldens from Southern California to Maine, at least one of the participants involved had blogged about some of the adventures and misadventures along the way, which was quite fascinating, and I imagine Rosenfelt’s book will be more of the same. By the way the caravan was knicknamed Woofabago 2011.

    We also went to the Maryland Kennel Club dog show today at the Howard Country Fairgrounds near Frederick, Maryland. Saw some beautiful goldens there (and some spectacular Newfs, Pugs and Corgis as well). Just thinking about when the time comes . . .

  36. Sharon's Herd of Hounds
    2:16 pm on February 16th, 2013

    BearSpiritDog, Yes I could use avatar (had to look that up) but I am computer stupid and cannot figgure how to do that tech stuff.

  37. B. Stover
    2:36 pm on February 16th, 2013

    My patches weren’t in the mail today. And it’s still snowing and accumulating.

  38. AbbietheKitty
    2:40 pm on February 16th, 2013

    I received my patches (and Dawson’s) today. YAY.

    Sharon. go to and register and choose a photo and ‘voila’ you will have an avatar. Choose your photo first.

    Hope to ‘see’ you soon.

  39. dawson
    2:46 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Sharon’s HOH: Welcome! My guess on “plecostamus” was a lizard.

    I, too, am technologically challenged so no help, although SiberH and I both have avatars. I forget how. Right now I have managed to press some button to make everything really big. To read this message I have to move the scroll bar on the bottom back and forth. It will stay that way until I accidentally press the button that makes things small again…which I hope is soon. Sigh.
    Going for a walk.

  40. dawson
    2:47 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Ha ha!
    Sounds easy, right?

  41. Siber-H
    2:49 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Sharon, I am another tech stupid dog, so there are two of us on the blog now. I am no longer so alone.

    Stover, About your snow…sigh. It is so warm here today, the two-leggeds don’t need a jacket.

  42. Siber-H
    2:52 pm on February 16th, 2013

    The only reason I have an avatar is because Mollypop’s Mom did it for me.

    Dawson, You do better than me about this tech stuff, even if your last link did lead me to Google returns in Spanish. That was funny.

  43. dawson
    3:05 pm on February 16th, 2013

    What! I thought I was mastering the link thingee.

  44. dawson
    3:07 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Our snow is dripping off the roof today…I have to get out there now.

  45. B. Stover
    3:14 pm on February 16th, 2013

    It’s 27 degrees F here.

    Dawson: Look on your toolbars and see if you have the ability to change the size of the print. It should give you a pull-down menu.

  46. BearSpiritDog
    3:16 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Sharon: Don’t feel bad…Someone here had lots of Help with the avatar.

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:36 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Taaaa Daaaaa!…snort!

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:41 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Foto!…My friend just barely remembered to take a foto of the final two prizes before she packaged them up and took them to the post office…snort!…She was the ONLY person in the post office. That was a very strange experience. Even the employees were gone….wheeze!…Good thing they had that little hotel bell sitting there for her to ring for service…heh!heh!

    Postal!….So everyone should be receiving their little prize boxes next Tuesday or Wednesday. If you are SiberH, who knows when you will receive it. Also, she mailed books back to Wookie’s Paw, (really!) so he should be receiving them sometime next week as well… chuffle!

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:44 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Tires!….After all that she says she went and got 4 new tires put on my ole Subaru…sniff!…We are now officially broke and there will be no treaties for at least 2 weeks…sniffle!

    Staples!…19 staples came out of Barb’s knee?…Gah!Gah! and double GAH!

  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:45 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Patch!….While she was gone I received my PATCH!…Wow!…What a great thing that is….Woooooo!…I absolutely LOVE it. Thanks so much to Melanie and our very generous Anonymous Donor….Woooooooo!

  51. Macy the min-pin
    3:45 pm on February 16th, 2013

    We here are a little drowsy. Why did Sharon describe Dawson as a scum sucking bottom feeder?

  52. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:01 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Mom really, really, really wants a golden. An older, rescue golden

  53. Siber-H
    4:02 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Dawson, I fix the problem you are having with the size of the print by clicking on a little icon in my lower right hand side of the screen. When I put my curser (whatever that word is) over the little icon, it says change zoom level, and I click to change it.

    Before anyone says anything, the only reason I know how to do this is because I accidentally once did the same thing as Dawson.

  54. Barb & Maggie
    4:03 pm on February 16th, 2013

    No Macy! Not Dawson, the fishie!

  55. B. Stover
    4:09 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Those are lovely Rio. As far as I remember. “Stream of Consciousness” goes to Wolfie and “Winter Sculptor” goes to Dawson. I’ll be sending cards with pictures of each.

  56. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:11 pm on February 16th, 2013

    However, mom and dad ended up with four of Cody’s cats. How did this happen?

    Well, Cody had a Kat who had kittens. Mom and Dad took the last remaining kitten.

    But then Cody’s landlord discovered that he had a Kat, so we took the mama.

    Whereupon, they went out and got two more kittens. And when they left, they also left all of the Kats. Mom has an appointment on the 27th for them to be spayed and tutored.

    In the meantime, the mascot Kat at their work had been attacked by stray dogs.
    He disappeared for 2 1/2 weeks and one of the operators found him in the dumpster. So, mom brought him home also. He is a sweet old guy, formerly named Moochie. However, mom renamed him Smoochie. The problem is, is that is depressed and lives in his hidey hole in the sewing room closet. It is worrisome.

    They have thought about finding new homes for them, but somehow they got attached.

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:11 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Stover!….Who knows what she sent to whom?…heh!…She was trying to do it from memory and that wasn’t working so well this morning…snort!

  58. Tupper and Gilly
    4:13 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Macy – you little silly.

    We can report that we are now eating Wellness kibble. Gilly has chronic pancreatitis, and Mama finally figured that out. So, instead of treating the symptoms when they start by feeding Gilly rice and boiled chicken or hamburg, now we are eating a kibble that is designed for our nutritional needs.
    Mama’s research told her that even the expensive designer kibbles on the market, the ones that look like human food with meat and peas etc, aren’t really good for us. But we LIKE those. sigh.
    Now we have to eat plain old Wellness, and to add insult to injury – she got us “Senior Formula” Something about us being less active in the winter. sniff. We still jump up on the couch, don’t we?

  59. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:15 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Ohhhhhhhh…….I love, love, love the prize. It is magical and enchanting. I am humbled. Thank you sooooo much!

  60. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:17 pm on February 16th, 2013

    No worries, we here love surprises!

  61. Tupper and Gilly
    4:25 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Wolfie – this might be worth a try with Smoochie – find a cardboard box that he would fit in comfortably. Leave an open top, and don’t make the sides too high. Cut down the one side of the box to about 2 inches. Get a piece of fluffy and soft fake fur – sometimes you can find an old coat or blanket at Salvation Army or Goodwill. Or maybe a piece of sheep wool, real or fake. Put a little catnip in the bottom of the box, cover it with enough padding and fake fur that there is some give when Smoochie kneads on it. Put the box on then floor near the closet, with the open side facing the closet. Mama did this with a very scared kitty that was at one of her jobs. The kitty hid in a closet in her office. When the kitty started coming out and kneading in the box, Mama just ignored her. After a week, she cut the sides down a little on the box, same thing the week after. By then she was talking to the kitty when she came out. Pretty soon – tame kitty – still a tad shy, but no longer just hiding in the dark.

  62. B. Stover
    4:43 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Wolfie and Dawson: Please let me know which prize each of you receives and I will send the appropriate photo.

  63. dawson
    4:47 pm on February 16th, 2013

    MacyMinPin: That’s catfish to you.

    SiberH: I don’t embarrass easy but I am getting tech support from you! (And I can’t find that icon.) I’m going to drag one of these 10 year olds off the street. They’ll know.

    Wolfie: I hope you like cats.

  64. OleyHowlers
    4:54 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Wolfie, your moma has a BIG heart. We wish there were tons of people like her in this world.
    Macy cracked us up.

    The rents came home from errand-running, and brought a bag of that new kibble with them. They said its main ingredient, chicken, is the same as what os used in our current kibble, but this has no additives or filler. It is “whole-is-tick” which their feed guy says means that it uses people food instead of dog food. Their hope is that The Spoiled One can be weaned off his can food “topper”. Good luck with that.

  65. steve
    4:56 pm on February 16th, 2013

    I need to order my patch.

  66. Melanie
    5:05 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Ohhhh, for a minute there I thought we were discussing a fella I once knew . .

    What fun! Then came home to a house that was very clean, ALL the boxes since Christmas cut up to fit in the recycling bin, the Raven’s tree gone, a chair put together . . how nice.

    Now I’m going to pretend to read . . zzzz

  67. Siber-H
    5:05 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Dawson, Ten year olds are often mom’s solution to tech problems.

    Dima, Don’t let them wear you down. Strike for canned food if that is what you like.

  68. BearSpiritDog
    5:11 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Rio & B: They are Beautiful!!!
    Er…Do you think you could Please post a photo of the first two also?. It seems I may have misplaced mine.

  69. OleyHowlers
    5:12 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Don’t worry, Siber. Dima mopes better than anyone. Neither of the rents are strong enough for that.

  70. BearSpiritDog
    5:30 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Wookie’s Mom & Dad: We think Goldens should always be the Rescuers and not have to be Rescued; but if they do Wookie will surely lead a special one to you.

  71. B. Stover
    6:01 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Thank you Bear.

    I’m catching up on Elementary. The most recent episode was really good.

  72. Whitey-Lance
    6:06 pm on February 16th, 2013

    I have a very important announcement to make. My Lady and my Giant finally had a few minutes to discuss checkpoints. The deicion has been made.

    Making no outward apology for any dangling, AJ said of Grayling, “It’s a nice place to get to.” Grayling will be the rescues’ checkpoint who know that forever homes are a nice place to get to on their own personal trail.

    The Giant explained that Anvik is a happy checkpoint. The team would be happy to run see the Small Dogs at this checkpoint!

    Lastly, Finger Lake was chosen for Melanie, Zoe and their pack. Why? AJ said he had a great burrito at the checkpoint last year. We think Mac, Frank and all the rest could appreciate a good burprito on the trail. I’m certain the burprito was gluten free for Melanie and certain it would help Zoe gain some weight.

  73. BearSpiritDog
    6:17 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Wolfie: So many Kats! You have a very Full House. How is Gus Puppy doing?

    SnowBella & AJ: Those are good and fitting names. Our Checkpoint Map is complete.

    B: Thank you for the Reminder about Elementary. We are going to watch it now.

  74. AbbietheKitty
    6:21 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Rebecca, please check your SDD.

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:28 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Bear!…Just for you…snuffle!

  76. bluecat
    6:28 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Speaking of checkpoints – I didn’t know, when I re-upped for the race GPS to follow A.J., that I’d get an Official 2013 Race Guide. And guess what? The Plunderers are named, one by one, under A.J.’s sponsor list. How cool is that?

    Wolfie – also cool is that you now have a Home of Many Kats. They’ll bring you hours of adventure. Right, Alice?

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:30 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Project!…The prize projects took a lot out of my friend so she took a break from quilling for about a week and missed it so much she is back making another project this afternoon…chuffle!

  78. SnowBella
    6:33 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Abbie: Checked and reponded.

  79. SnowBella
    6:40 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Bluekat: We received a copy of the race guide yesterday and were disappointed. I was excited and disappointed. I was excited to see the Plunderers listed as I instructed—last year I was questsioned about the names. I insisted and it wasn’t an issue this year. Why the disappointment? They changed AJ’s race bio; it is not the one we submitted and expected to see when we opened the guide. I purposely updated his race bio this year to include his race record which was omitted from the guide. Luckily, the bio we submitted is posted on AJ’s online bio.

  80. Alice M. Johnson
    6:46 pm on February 16th, 2013

    I have been following this guy on Youtube for the last few days. Just think he is doing a really good thing. He has a facebook page also. In fact he says he is out trying for another rescue today.

  81. OleyHowlers
    6:52 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Race guide? Wooo! Sounds nice but we didn’t get one yet. Does it come in snail mail or email?

    Wookie’s Dad: we are very happy to learn that you are thinking about another 4-legged. That will be great for youse guys, and we know Wookie will be overjoyed.

    We are all in the Sibaroo after shopping for big mud boots for the rents.

  82. BearSpiritDog
    6:55 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Wooo! Thanks, Rio!

  83. dawson
    6:58 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Oh! BStover & Rio: I missed the posting of the poems and quillings earlier. Beautiful. I will be thrilled to have either one.

    Hoorah! The last three checkpoints have been named for their sponsors. So everyone can finish their checkpoint maps. Very thoughtful choices, once again. I have to write these down right now.

  84. OleyHowlers
    7:09 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Who is making a checkpoint map? Didn’t Melanie have one started?

  85. SnowBella
    7:10 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Staff: I had a hard time watching the video. It makes me think of Howard and some of our other rescues that were in bad shape when we welcomed them to the kennel. Sniff.

    Rio: Your friend’s projects are beautiful!

  86. Melanie
    7:11 pm on February 16th, 2013

    I can not focus. Headed to bed soon. I tried to figure out how many hours of sleep I will need to feel normal.

  87. Barb & Maggie
    7:20 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Wolfie, So how many of those aliens are you living with? Sorry Kats, just making a joke.

    Rio, Your friend continues to amaze us with her beautiful work.

    Barb thinks she will not be far behind Melanie going to sleepy land. And that math problem makes perfect sense. Snicker.

  88. BearSpiritDog
    7:24 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Melanie: That looks strangely familiar.

  89. B. Stover
    7:28 pm on February 16th, 2013

    I’m laughing at Melanie’s whatever it’s called.

    I haven’t received a race guide.

  90. OleyHowlers
    7:38 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Alice, we didn’t realize you posted same time we did, so if Bella wouldn’t have mentioned the video, we wouldn’t have seen it. Wow. That was amazing and sad and inspiring. Sniff.

  91. Belle Starr
    7:53 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Wose: We here are busy preparing for you and the Professor’s visit. I’ve taken it upon myself to inspect the puppies. Once I find my little, circle stickers with ‘Inspected by 17’ I will stick them on the puppies so you have no doubt that he or she met our quality assurance standards.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:01 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Math!…Sometimes my friend has to do math word problems at the busy-place and that is the answer she comes up with most often…heh!heh!

  93. Masquers
    8:08 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Race Guide! We thought it had been ordered at the same time as the Insider, but it had not.
    Only 12+ days to go…hope it arrives in time!

  94. Masquers
    8:09 pm on February 16th, 2013

    BluKat: Race GPS! Oh no!

  95. OleyHowlers
    8:24 pm on February 16th, 2013

    That is the way math problems always seem to work out for Mom.

  96. OleyHowlers
    8:25 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Pop won’t stop watching Fiona…and all the other videos on that site.

  97. Alice M. Johnson
    8:49 pm on February 16th, 2013

    I know O’Howlers. I love the Fiona story. She is so happy now.

  98. OleyHowlers
    9:28 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Mom is now staring at the countdown on the Iditarod site.

  99. bluecat
    9:39 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Masquers – we got the $19.95 race package which didn’t include a program. We don’t have a clue why the program showed up in the mailbox today. It’s a mystery!

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:44 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Insider!…Oh my dawg! Someone here has not signed us up yet for the Insider…grump!…What the hell? And I want a race program like Blu-Kat’s…sniff!

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:44 pm on February 16th, 2013


  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:21 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Patch!…I keep staring at the Plunder

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Patch!…I keep staring at the Chet-Whitey-Snowhook-Plunderer Patch!…snort!…Beautiful! It makes me think of how far we have come and how far we can still go…sniffle!sneeze!

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Bizaro!…How did that happen?….grunt!

  105. dawson
    10:23 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Me too!
    Thanks to all your reminders, I have just signed up for the Insider. I didn’t see any mention of a program, dagnabit.

  106. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:50 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Yes, I love Kats. I love everybody. Mom and dad are trying to decide if they can bear to part with anyone. They are all so special but there are sooooo many!

  107. Alice M. Johnson
    11:06 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Wolfie you are a brave dog!

    Time to get ready for bed here. I hope Melanie gets some rest. I went to bed two hours early last night and then had a nap this afternoon. I think I am caught up for a while. Oh, and Mr.Staff made (almost all) of the dinner.

    (Pork Chops and Roasted Veggies) Yum.

    Tomorrow – laundry and visitors for Dad.

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:12 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Supper!…Speaking of supper…sniff!…Her mother is going to let my friend cook supper tomorrow night. Does anyone have any good ideas for a nice supper menu?…wheeze!…She is all out of ideas right now…grunt!

  109. Tupper and Gilly
    11:24 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Rio = we are having a roast pork, surrounded by a bed of roasted potatoes and roasted baby carrots. Not only is it wonderful, but it only takes one roasting pan, it all goes in at the same time, and there is no cooking and stirring and fussing. Mama’s favorite kind of dinner!

  110. Tupper and Gilly
    11:25 pm on February 16th, 2013

    But for now, we have to say goodnight.
    See ya all tomorrow.

  111. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:36 pm on February 16th, 2013

    Pork!….hmmm. We had porkchops tonight and they were delish!…heh!heh!

    Fish!….She is tossing around the idea of Baked Cod with broccoli and cheese sause, and rice….sniff!…Beau and I hate fishy dishes…grump!

  112. Belle Starr
    12:21 am on February 17th, 2013

    Rio: You’re still awake? I thought it was past your bed time.

  113. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:24 am on February 17th, 2013

    UP!…We are up watching All Creatures Great and Small…sniff!…Her mother just got up to take alkaseltzer, her usual thing no matter what she eats…grunt!

  114. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:25 am on February 17th, 2013

    Saturday!..Night and we’re up all night!…heh!…Isn’t that a song?

  115. Belle Starr
    12:36 am on February 17th, 2013

    I’m up doing whatever I want—my normal, but Annabelle is snoring on the couch. My Two-legged says not to bother her. She is a dog of a certain age that needs her sleep.

  116. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:42 am on February 17th, 2013

    UP!…Is fun! When you know you should be in bed, but someone else is up so there is no problem…heh!…Beau is in bed. He is a youngster, but he loves his bed…snort!

  117. Wose
    9:26 am on February 17th, 2013

    Belle Starr: Looks like you are doing a great job with the puppy inspection. Will you put name circles on the other dogs so I will know who they are?
    BTW: That is a lovely picture of you, and what appears to be the Giant keeping the puppy warm.

  118. Wose
    9:31 am on February 17th, 2013

    Belle Starr: I think I saw something on yesterday’s blog about me picking out a winner for an SK hat at the Musher’s Banquet….do I have to say anything, or just pick a number?

  119. Wose
    9:36 am on February 17th, 2013

    Belle Starr: Can you keep a secret? Prof andI were celebrating my birthday, more celebrating today, and more celebrating with you when I come to see you!

  120. Benregis
    10:39 am on February 18th, 2013

    Thanks for welcoming Dylan. Yes, he does indeed have a growly raspy voice. Spaniel pal Alfie is a big fan of Bob Dylan, always wags his tail very enthusiastically to Highway 61 revisited.

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  122. Hijos
    12:49 pm on December 1st, 2015

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comenmts! I can’t tell you how much they mean…To answer a few questions:The black and white lattice pieces is actually carved wood (um maybe mdf). I actually got it on super clearance at linens n things before they went out of business.Almost all of the pillows you see are Thomas Paul. (But the feathers do look exactly like the Ferm Living print).

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