Urological Reflections (From The Dog Who Knew Too Much)

“Naw,” said the Sheriff. “But word of caution – Moondog and his ilk are piss poor sources of information around here.”

Piss poor? That was a new one. I kind of liked it. I myself was piss rich, no doubt about that. I wandered out of the circle of light and lifted my leg against the tunnel wall. Chet the Jet!

Welcome Clayton, Chip (just a guess), Humphrey, Back-Scratching Dude, Laika, Bacon Lover.


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121 Responses to “Urological Reflections (From The Dog Who Knew Too Much)”

  1. B.Stover
    8:44 am on October 9th, 2011

    Chet The Jet indeed.

    Good morning all.

  2. Melanie
    9:08 am on October 9th, 2011

    And I always thought that “Chet the Jet” had to do with his ability to run!

    Good Morning All, had coco in bed with Patsy this morning. Bliss

  3. Samantha
    9:19 am on October 9th, 2011

    Hey a new friend found us last night. A puppy wandered into my work store. I am working on finding her family. But I need some resources like to take her too. She is a beauty and well behaved but we don’t have the money or time for another dog. We are in Memphis any input would help. Also she’s in heat so I need some pointers on that I’ve never dealt with that before. The shelters here aren’t great so another option is best
    Thx in Advancd

  4. Melanie
    9:31 am on October 9th, 2011

    Samantha: wow, what a job. Ummm, first piece of advice? Don’t let her outside without a leash. Nature will take it’s course and you’ll have more dogs than you can deal with and she will be a willing participant. Just ask Bella!

    I don’t know that area. BBL

  5. Barb & Maggie
    9:35 am on October 9th, 2011

    Good morning all. Another beautiful day in Illinois. Coming to an end by mid week with rain and cold. Should be low 80’s today.

    Loved the pictures Melanie posted yesterday. The Wisdom Basket was breathtaking! Tried to enlarge the photo, but still could not read what it said about the basket.

    Bee, your scenic pics wer beautiful too. Barb took some pics out on the boat yesterday, if any turned out we will post later.

    Sam fromm Memphis. If your new friend is still a puppy and in heat, she is probably 6-8 months old. Heat last 3 weeks, and around the middle is where whe will be interested in boys. That could be why she was traveling. Hopefully she will have people looking for her. However, if she is a mix breed dog and not yet spayed, she might have irresponsible owners. You can have her checked for a microchip, too.

  6. Melanie
    9:38 am on October 9th, 2011

    Samantha: Here is a listing of “No Kill” shelters in Tennessee.


    Good Luck

  7. Melanie
    9:40 am on October 9th, 2011

    The Royals’ Mum gave us black bell peppers (and she remembered with everything else going on) and I’m thinking of frying those up with some green tomatoes.

    Any other suggestions?

  8. B.Stover
    9:54 am on October 9th, 2011

    Melanie: Rice and sausage……Or an omelette?

  9. Jasper the Poodle
    10:01 am on October 9th, 2011

    Morning Plunderers. I am full of piss myself, just like Chet the Jet. (Isn’t it cool to something in common with a celebrity!)

    Beautiful weather here in the middle of the mitten.

    I’m loving my life right now. Mom takes me for walks all the time, then Paige, the college girl that mom has hired to keep me company during the day, comes in and takes me for walks too. All those walks gets the piss out of me too, so mom has not been putting me in the kitchen behind that dratted baby gate. (Holla! not a baby here!!) I get to sleep in all my favorite places during the day while mom is at the busy place. BUT…when Paige leaves she still puts me in the kitchen behind the gate. When, oh when will these 2-leggeds trust me to not piss in the house and leave me out all day? This is the only cloudy spot in my life right now. Everything else is tip-top!

  10. BearSpiritDog
    10:23 am on October 9th, 2011

    Hmmm…Strange topic for a Sunday morning, my dear Chet the Jet!
    Samantha: So good of you to be searching for the young mom-to-be’s human parents. How is Brewski?
    Hi to Jasper in the Mitten.
    Have a Good Day Everyone!
    BBL after catching up.

  11. Sam
    10:29 am on October 9th, 2011

    I’m having a great weekend. My girl is home from that stupid college place for the Columbus Day break. Life is good.

  12. Samantha
    10:29 am on October 9th, 2011

    Thanks for all the help. Any idea how to deal with the bleeding during heat. We’ve never had to deal with it. It’s not too pleasant.

  13. Rose
    11:17 am on October 9th, 2011

    Top Of The Morning to All!

    Melanie: A good cup of coco and a snuggle with Patsy…Heaven!

    Tyb: I hope you can find out if you and Susie are kin.

    Dawson: Great picture. Happy Thanksgiving!

    OOO, Sam, I am so happy your girl is home for the holiday!Have fun!

    Jasper: What a life! Enjoy!

    Since I’m always cold, I’ve been known to be piss rich myself! 🙂

    Awww, Rebecca, those puppies are so adorable and snuggly looking!
    Say hi to AJ!

  14. Melanie
    11:37 am on October 9th, 2011

    Samatha: they actually make things for the bleeding. Ummm, we just clean up afterward.

    Bella, I showed Zoë the puppies. We decided that they are perfect.

    Rice and Sausage sounds great.

    The picture is not great but you know how I say have to move Patsy over to get in bed?

    This is why!

  15. Melanie
    11:39 am on October 9th, 2011

    We are winterizing the Pool. This is what the skimmer caught in one hour.
    That’s Gracie checking it out!

  16. Jasper the Poodle
    11:52 am on October 9th, 2011

    What size bed do you have Melanie? If that’s a double, I’d be thinking new king size bed for Christmas.

  17. BearSpiritDog
    12:08 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Melanie: Didn’t you say you had a king-sized bed? or is that Patsy that has the bed.heh heh

    Paws crossed for a Big Sales Day for the Royal Mum!!! All the lookielous from yesterday returning to buy and more coming by the hour!

    Rio: From last night – thank you for the instructions for the MMCS.

  18. dawson
    12:14 pm on October 9th, 2011

    I feel bad! My bedroom is off limits to the kats because they shed hair all over my bedspread. And there is a white bedspread on Melanie’s bed with a dog the size of 20 or 30 kats and the only thing she’s worried about is squeezing onto a little corner of that bed. Patsy! Lay straight!

    I feel good! I was called to go to work today and I said NO.

    Pumpkin pies are in the oven. I made one with B.Stover’s crust recipe and one with a store bought frozen one. Just in case. I didn’t want to put all my pumpkins in one basket.

  19. Barb & Maggie
    12:23 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Sam from Memphis, The bleeding is only bad for about a week, and most dogs try to keep themselves clean. If you keep her in a confined area, off carpet, it is a pretty easy clean up. Bigger dogs, of course, maker bigger spots.

    Grass cutting and then back. Barb looked at the pictures she took yesterday and they are not great. She was too far out on the lake to get good color shots. Bee’s are much better. BBL

  20. OleyHowlers
    1:08 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Happy Sunday to all!
    Its a picture-perfect day here again (altho we don’t know how to take pictures).
    Samantha, thanks for helping that poor lost doggie. We have never been in heat either, so we don’t know what you’re supposed to do. What kind of dog is it? Can you tell?
    Jasper, your life sounds pretty great to us! Your mom in the evenings and nights, and a companion during the day. You’re livin’ large Jasper.
    We also thought Chet the Jet had to do with speed and not piss. heh heh. So we could all be called Jets too! Altho Dima the Jet doesn’t sound quite as good. How about Dima the Streama ?
    Patsy is taking up a lot of room in that bed! We like to lay in Mom & Pop’s bed too…mostly when they are not in it.

  21. Staff
    1:11 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Oh this video made me laugh so much. It has nothing to do with dogs, unless it tells us there are no dogs in this neighborhood. It is from a news producer who went out on a tip about a turkey harassing a neighborhood.

    2 minutes and 30 seconds.


  22. Melanie
    1:13 pm on October 9th, 2011

    That’s a Queen size bed!
    Pumpkins in one basket, snickering. . .
    Also Dema the Streama . . .

    Okay more pictures from yesterday!

    A Kokopelli Dancer. This reminds me that I got a Kolopelli designed rug without realizing that Kokopelli is a fertility deity! YSAS was a teenager and he was not allowed to step on it!

    In any case, The Royals’ Mum’s Dancer is the best I’ve ever seen.

  23. Melanie
    1:16 pm on October 9th, 2011

    The next two pictures are the finished art work that the Rs’ Mum showed us.

    The White Buffalo:

  24. Snowhook Bella
    1:17 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Good sixteen degree morning to all! I’ve got the fire going and I’m going to take a page from Patsy’s book and have a hot drink, but instead of cocoa, I’ll have some cyyda.

    I hope for a successful day at the art show for the Royals’ mum. Sell! Sell! Sell!

    Samantha: You’ve received good advice from those on the blog already about what to do with your wayward friend. She won’t bleed for long, and she will try to keep herself clean. Pet stores do sell ‘diapers’ for females in heat. We’ve never used them. I’m not sure how the local animal control works in your area, but a couple of years ago I found a dog in the parking lot at work. No tags, but a happy and well fed fella. After some back and forth with AJ, the husband, I called animal control. I reported that I had the dog and they gave me the option to drop him off or keep him in my custody until his family claimed him. I kept him for the day. His family called animal control and they matched up that their missing bud was found. Howard, my stray found me a few years ago. He was old and very wounded. I called animal control, but refused to take him in; I knew, given his age and current state that he would be put down as soon as he met the procedural timelines. I also knew that by taking custody, he was likely to be mine for good (which didn’t bother me one bit—I loved him from our beginning), as his owners probably wouldn’t claim him. Animal control told me that if I kept him more than 14 days, he was considered mine and I couldn’t turn him in as a lost dog after that; he’s been with me for six years and I love him dearly.

  25. Barb & Maggie
    1:17 pm on October 9th, 2011

    We lika Dima the Streama! Has a nice ring to it.

    Glad Melanie gave the link for some no-kill shelters. Barb was feeling really bad because her English Shepherd email group sent out a plea the other day. Male ES had just been turned in to a Tn. kill shelter. Reason? His people “wanted to travel”. They should travel alright! Straight down to the hot place! His kill date was 10/12 and Barb was thinking seriously about it, but he was adopted by a local family.

  26. Melanie
    1:18 pm on October 9th, 2011

    And the Kachina Mask . . .

  27. Melanie
    1:25 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Hi Bella, we haven’t gotten down to 16 degrees yet. And right now it’s warm and sunny. So the mold is letting loose all it’s little spores. YIKES!

    Barb & MagPie, They wanted to travel? What idiots!

    Dawson, how are the pies?

    Okay last picture for the day. More tomorrow.

    This is one of the Zuni Fetish Bears. “Harvest Spirit” Somehow, though I kept trying, I didn’t get “Northern Lights”. I was trying to stay out of people’s ways but I should have just pushed through and gotten what I needed, saying something about “Excuse me, National Art Magazine photographer coming through”!

  28. Samantha
    1:37 pm on October 9th, 2011

    I really appreciate all the great advice. Good thing Chet has such great friends. My best guess is she is a german shepard beagle mix. Her collar was too tight but other than that and the fact she is not spayed she seems loved and taken care of.

    I think she’ll make someone a great dog.

    PS how do you get a picture on your profiles?

  29. Snowhook Bella
    1:41 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Melanie: Thanks for sharing more pictures of the artwork. The Zuni Bear is beautiful. I bet the nametag you wore when you met Spence doubles as a press pass. AJ use to be a freelance photographer; it’s amazing where you can go if you have a press pass.

    Dawson’s square and a picture of our resident pug are at the top of my page right now.

  30. Barb & Maggie
    1:44 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Melanie, Thanks for all the pictures. I think the last one, Harvest Spirit, is our favorite. Hope she is doing well today.

  31. Siber-H
    1:49 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Samantha, Keep us posted on how your “found” doggy is doing.
    I don’t know anything about female dogs or posting photos so I’m no help but, thank dog. some of us here do.

    Thanks for the great photos Melane. I agree, the Kokopelli is the BEST I have ever seen. The Royals mum has made Kokopelli live. I wish her art could have been here in town for all the visitors to the Balloon Fiesta to see and buy. We sure are hoping for a good day for her today at the art show.

  32. Barb & Maggie
    1:51 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Samantha, Can you attach a photo of her so we can see what she looks like? Surprising how people don’t check collars. On Animal Planet they have shown dogs whose collars have gotten so tight their skin had grown around them, and a vet has to surgicaly remove them. Yikes! People are idiots!

    There is a site you go to to create an Avatar. Rio knows how to do it. We can’t remembert the details.

  33. Barb & Maggie
    1:56 pm on October 9th, 2011

    We have to reconsider, maybe the Wisdom Basket is our favorite. It is a toss-up! Everything is so beautiful.

  34. Siber-H
    1:59 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Rebecca, extremely cute puppies. How old are they now?

    Dawson, Beautiful photo of the mountains. Wish I was there.
    Bear, mom liked your photo.
    We love the picture of Patsy on the bed .

  35. B.Stover
    2:03 pm on October 9th, 2011

    I love that kachina mask.

    Samantha: I can’t remember how to put up an avatar. Rio or Mollypop would know.

  36. OleyHowlers
    2:04 pm on October 9th, 2011

    You can go to gravatar.com and upload a picture to use with your email address. Then, as lonv as you use that email address when posting, it will show up.

    T&Gs pieces are all fantastic! Thanks for posting them, Melanie.

  37. Snowhook Bella
    2:06 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Siber-H: Thing One and Thing Two are almost four weeks old. Yesterday was the first day that they showed interest in life outside of their dog house. The little guy (white with a black right ear) toddled over to the door of the dog house, looked out and toddled back to his sister. He did this several times. Finally, his sister joined him in the quest I snapped the picture.

    Samantha: I believe you go to a site called Gravatars. You will need to set up an account, select the photo for your avatar and ta-da. I think there are few easy steps between setting up the account and ta-da, but I didn’t have any trouble.

  38. Melanie
    2:10 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Okay, that is hilarious footage!

    So this News 10 producer has to check out a turkey?
    I guess she didn’t believe the reports.

    Let’s think . . . This turkey has been chasing down joggers. Which means it has learned that to protect it’s territory it needs to run at them because the joggers run away. Hmmm. So what does this lady think is going to happen?

    Luckily, our wild turkeys are actually wild and leave us alone. We don’t feed them, we keep away from them. They pass through our area in the winter and spring.

    Oh, but that was FUNNY!

    Lady vs the WILD! A new Learning Channel program.

  39. Snowhook Bella
    2:11 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Holy Owlers and Siber-H: A little something for you…

  40. Melanie
    2:13 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Love the puppies’ names!

  41. Siber-H
    2:17 pm on October 9th, 2011

    That’s funny, Rebecca. Ok, It is also true.

  42. Snowhook Bella
    2:28 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Siber-H: Those words are the only words to live by according to our Lefty. I’m without another work glove as of Friday morning.

    Melanie: As a default, I call all pups Poopsie McPoopsalot or a some such variation until I know their name; I’ve upgraded for the non-pooping puppy with past litters, but so far we have only received standard issue. Thing One and Thing Two seemed fitting for this litter.

  43. B.Stover
    2:30 pm on October 9th, 2011

    I think Duffy Kelly is an idiot.

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:39 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Errands!….snort!… Finally she is done running all those errands she couldn’t do yesterday because of the rain, rain, rain…grunt!….Now we can have some fun…heh!…The Cardinals vs Brewers is going to be on in a little while….wooooooo!…I hope Wookie and his Paw and GrandPaw are watching today…sniff! …Does Debbie like baseball?…snort!

    MMCS!… My friend is Psyched about her idea for the first project she has been working on for the store…chuffle!… Today she bought more stuff to make more stuff…heh!…She is having a lot of fun with this idea. Maybe she will let me post a photo. She’s not sure if she should keep it under wraps until the MMCS is open, or run the idea by you guys now, in case she is on the wrong track entirely….grunt!…What do you think?…sniff!

  45. dawson
    2:43 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Last time I posted I got a warning that said, “Slow down! You are posting too fast! Now I see my post has disappeared. It was all about pies and the funny feelings I was having if I looked too long at that kokopelli dancer. That is one potent dude!
    I could tell that the scared of a turkey lady was not wearing sensible shoes. Help!!!!

  46. dawson
    2:50 pm on October 9th, 2011

    First I got a warning that I am posting too fast! Post disappeared.
    Then my new comment is awaiting moderation.
    I double dawsoned the last comment in case one would get through.

    I could tell the scared-of-a-turkey lady was not wearing sensible shoes.

  47. dawson
    2:52 pm on October 9th, 2011

    I am being moderated big time.
    Do not mention p i e s and the k o k o p e l l i dancer in the same post. The dancer is p o t e n t.

  48. dawson
    2:55 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Oh Duh!
    It wasn’t the kokopelli dancer (although he is very potent)

    It was that the scared-of-a-turkey lady was not wearing sensible s h o e s! Lord!

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:57 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Dawson!…Is that Biggest Loser Turkey in the oven?…heh!…Thirty pounds!…woooooo!

  50. Masquers
    3:11 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Samantha: Good luck with your avatar!

    Rio: Yes, do run your friend’s idea by us. You know how we like “inside information” heh, heh.

    Brewers and Cardinals – now we’re talking!

  51. Trigger
    3:16 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Hmm…Those Siberian Rules look very familiar to me.

  52. Siber-H
    3:30 pm on October 9th, 2011

    WOW It’s Trigger!! Hey and Hi Trigger!

  53. Trigger
    3:43 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Hello Siber-H! All this talk of avatars. I am thinking I should have my own…..

  54. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:48 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Rio, I think it’s fun to watch the quilling process unfold. It is like magic.

    Samantha, It will be fun to see Brewski on a regular basis. He is a love.

    Hi Trigger!

  55. dawson
    3:51 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Rio: That turkey better be in the oven. We eat in a little over 4 hours. The meal is at my s-i-l’s house so I can’t smell it yet.
    Pecan tarts are in the oven at my house.

  56. Siber-H
    3:54 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Trigger, You need your own avatar.

    I watched Staff’s video. I know a turkey that should be in the oven.

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:57 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Trigger!… I’ve got a bone to pick with you pal…grunt!… I never did receive my Counter Surfing 101 Certificate….snort!… You said Corgis standing on my head while surfing counted as extra credit….sniff!….Cough it up pal!…huffle!

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:58 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Oooooer!…The game is finally getting ready to start…heh!…Woooooo! Go Cardinals!…Woooooo!

  59. Trigger
    4:04 pm on October 9th, 2011


  60. Trigger
    4:06 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Oh, no…..

  61. Trigger
    4:11 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Rio: Your certificate is in the mail! heh, heh. Extra credit given for this clever technique.

  62. Melanie
    4:16 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Bella, we had a litter of two female pups so we named them Little Miss and Big Miss!

    With larger litters and mostly black dogs we use the colored yarn for collars and use Miss Red and Mr. Green names.

    Though with our first Irish Spotted from 4 or 5 years ago we called her Socks. Everyone else was a color.

    I’m still trying to picture that 30 pounder in our oven. Would never work.

    Riö: Franklin says you can stand on his back and you can both countersurf at the same time.

  63. BearSpiritDog
    4:26 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Dawson: That cooker for the 30 pounder we were trying to think of yesterday was an outdoor smoker. How is your turkey prepared? Almost time to eat! Yum!!! Enjoy your holiday weekend!

  64. Trigger
    4:39 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Franklin, Buddy. You are a Counter-Surfer Extraordinaire!

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:50 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Idea!….Here is her first idea for the MMCS….snort!… Sets of Quilled Gift Tags…sniff!…She’s not sure how many will be in a set, but there will be a variety of designs. Christmas and Misc.….grunt!….Here is a photo of a couple that she has finished….wuffle!….Is this a viable idea to sell on the MMCS??…wheeze!

  66. dawson
    4:56 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Oh no!
    Buddy system counter surfing. We 2-leggeds better use constant vigilance. Mention a 30 pound turkey and here comes Trigger and the big dogs.

  67. dawson
    5:09 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Rio: Chalk up another brilliant idea from your friend. Those gift tags are wonderful. I suggest you keep them simple. 3 flowers or 1 candle may be enough. You want to leave room to put the names.

    I like both teams but I’m rooting for the Brewers because I lived near Wisconsin.

    Go Golinka!

    B.Stover: Who is Duffy Kelly and how or why is he an idiot?

  68. Masquers
    5:10 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Rio: I think your friend has a definite winner here. What a great idea!!!

  69. dawson
    5:20 pm on October 9th, 2011

    I spoke too soon. I meant I liked the Cardinals (after that 3 run homer). (Just kidding.)

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:24 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Room!…Yes, she needs to leave some room on the gift tags for a name….heh!….Well, now she says we need to go on The Brutal Walk….grunt!… Just because the sun is out and she says we’ve both been sitting on our duffs way too long this afternoon…snort!…I am assured the game will still be on when we get back…wheeze!cough!

  71. Melanie
    5:31 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Riö, those are gorgeous!

    Dawson, I’m not sure what smell would be better, turkey or pecan tarts? A hard choice.

    Trigger Double counter surfing could become an olympic sport!

  72. B.Stover
    5:40 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Rio: I really like the gift tags and I like three candles.

    Dawson: Duffy Kelly is the woman on the video Staff put up and was being chased by the wild turkey.

  73. dawson
    6:06 pm on October 9th, 2011

    B.Stover: Oh! Yeah, okay…she is a bit slow. Made me belly laugh.

  74. Staff
    6:21 pm on October 9th, 2011

    While I watched that video and the nitwit kept saying “Go away” my brain kept telling me, that is what the turkey is saying. “Go Away you dimwit”. Heh.

    My favorite part was when the turkey’s head came up over the front of the car and stared at her. I am laughing now just thinking about it.

    OH YEAH, Great news…The Crane migration has started…YIPPEE…


  75. Abbiethekitty
    6:23 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Rio, those gift cards are wonderful. You don’t have to make smaller designs. I love the designs. Just make larger cards. Then people could also put them in cute little frames if they wanted. I don’t know if I could give them away myself. They are fantastic.

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:34 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Back!…wheeze!cough!…sneeze!….. What inning is it?….grunt!

    Gift-Cards!…. She says she’s relieved you guys like those two little cards because she has made Eleven of them so far. All different designs and colors…heh!… Shopping today she said she found three antique looking boxes that she will package them in. So for now, she’s working on 3 full sets to sell on the MMCS….chuffle! …Plus, if they don’t sell, she will have already made gift cards to use…snuff!

  77. B.Stover
    6:47 pm on October 9th, 2011

    I will buy the cards Rio.

  78. Siber-H
    6:57 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Rio, I think the gift tags are beautiful and an original idea.

    Baseball! There will be no game tonight between the Tigers and the Rangers. It has been postponed until tomorrow afternoon because of the rain in Texas.

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:17 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Stover!…Bless you!…snort!

    Cardinals!….NEED some runs!…wheeze!….NOW PLEASE!…sniff!

  80. Mollypop
    7:19 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Rio – We will buy those lovely gift tags. Yes, yes, yes.

    We have turkeys in the neighborhood and the male attacked Mom’s friend’s car when she drove in.

  81. Mollypop
    7:25 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Team Golinka – We are crazy about all of your work, but the Wisdom Basket and Harvest Spirit are awesomer than awesome.

  82. Mollypop
    7:27 pm on October 9th, 2011

    And, I was Miss Green. Mom has all the pictures in my puppy book.

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:41 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Molly!…You have a puppy book?….heh!snort!heh!….What, are you like sitting at a toy computer, or speaking into a toy phone….snort!…Those photos I’d love to see…chorkel!

    PS:….My friend says thank you for wanting to buy some gift cards…snorkel!

  84. Siber-H
    7:43 pm on October 9th, 2011

    I think Mollypop started out on a real computer at a very young age.

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:44 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Crap!… Those nasty Brewers won the game today…sniff!….Cards will get them, never fear Wookie!…grunt!

    Play-offs!…Is there another game going on or is baseball over for the afternoon and evening…wuffle!

  86. Siber-H
    7:45 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Rio, read my 6:57 post.

  87. OleyHowlers
    7:45 pm on October 9th, 2011

    The turkey video was great. Reminds us of a story Mom told us about her drive to work a few years ago. There was a very long traffic jam, on this back country road she drives. When she finally got to the blockage, she discovered it was a “bad turkey” in the road attacking cars and making them stop! She couldn’t drive, because the turkey wouldn’t get out of her way. And then this twit woman tried to pass Mom, so the turkey went after her instead, so Mom took that opportunity to scram.

    Rebecca, we like the Siberian Husky rules. Those are the rules we follow. Unfortunately, all 3 of us follow those same rules.

  88. OleyHowlers
    7:48 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Its been a long fun day, but we are pooped. Going to veg out now. Good night everybody.

    p.s. Rio, there will be a bidding war for your friend’s gift tags.

  89. BearSpiritDog
    7:53 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Tupper&Gilly: My favorite is still the White Buffalo.

    Staff: That was a very funny video!

    Cooler temps but no one has turned on the heat around here. Good thing I have my own fur coat.

    Now back to White Wings!

    Bye for now – Bear

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:55 pm on October 9th, 2011

    SiberH!… I did read your post up there a long time ago, but I thought if I asked again the answer would change….sniff!….So, there’s no baseball on tonight?…hmmmm?…Nadda – Nothing?…wuffle!….We are going to take this opportunity to catch up on Breaking Bad then….snort! …Our Favorite show of all time!….wooooo!

  91. Siber-H
    8:07 pm on October 9th, 2011

    I know it, Rio. I was really looking forwrd to the game tonight.

  92. Mollypop
    8:16 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Rio – Mom has been scanning lots of old photos into the computer for the last couple of months. This is a huge job and my puppy book hasn’t been done yet. I will post my picture with the green rick rack around my neck, taken when I was 6 weeks old. I was in a litter of 11 puppies, home raised.

  93. Tupper and Gilly
    8:25 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Hi Everyone – the show day is over – THANK DOG!

    We now know that it is not just Mama’s work that isn’t selling. About 80% of the 275 artists are in full panic mode – people are just not buying. You have to understand – the booth fees to set up at this show START at one thousand dollars – the bigger booths, corner booths and exhibit hall booths go up as high as $2500. And artists have come from all over the country.

    Mama has decided that she should stop whining – at least she lives right here in town, so no hotel, restaurant or travel expenses on top of the astronomical booth fees.

    She has further decided that this is the rudest, most ignorant crowd she has ever displayed for, and she spent the day amusing herself with writing down some of the more outrageous things.

    “Gee – this almost looks like Indian stuff”
    ( awww – and we were SO close…)


    “How come YOU are making this stuff? You aren’t Indian”
    (this was from a very pale person with a long braid down his back and a full beard. But he was wearing a fringed jacket, so apparently HE was a REAL Indian)


    “Are you a REAL Indian?”
    (this one was addressed to Leonard – you all have seen him. This time, Mama couldn’t help herself. She did reply and told this idiot “No – it was just that he got such a great tan this summer, the long braids and beaded jacket seemed like a good fashion choice”)

    or how about

    “Is this three hundred and twenty five DOLLARS – or three dollars and twenty five cents?”
    (ok – this show is rated in the top 5 art shows in the country, there is a $12.00 admission fee just to walk in the door, and there is NOTHING at ANY booth for less than $25.00 minimum, with some art going in the thirty thousand dollar range. The item the person was asking about was one of the giant Fetish Bears, like the Harvest Spirit that Melanie showed you)

    So, we are chalking it up to (a very expensive) experience, and looking forward to the next show. We wish Mama would take us with her tomorrow – we would be happy to bite lots of ankles. Or maybe we could take a page from Chet the Jet, and say, “Piss on ’em!” tee hee

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:27 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Eleven!….snort!… Molly, it’s a wonder you survived!…yeep!….Eleven standard poodles all fighting for food…sniff!… I was in a litter of two. But I still fought for all the food – and lost. I was the runt of the litter. My brother was a big bully…huffle! …I don’t know where he is these days… sniff!….He never writes, he never calls…

    Book!….My friend says she has started an Old Guy book for me…snuffle!

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:36 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Golinka!…Being Rich doesn’t make you smart or give you good taste….sniff!… You’ve been doing this for a long time and you have never complained about the people and their snobbish attitudes – this must have been an exceptionally bad crowd….grunt!…They do sound incredibly stupid…huffle! …It is kind of scary when even Rich Snobs aren’t buying stuff though…grunt!

  96. Barb & Maggie
    8:40 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Oh Amalia, that is just awful, worse than awful! We are feeling your pain Maybe tomorrow will be better.

    Molly, Your mom and Barb picked the same two favorites.

    Rio, There will be many of us wanting your cards. Will you set a price for a set, or will this be an auction again? We loved the candles.

  97. Tupper and Gilly
    8:58 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Rio – we may never get to be rich snobs, but we know ART that we like, and we like your friend’s ART! And you can put us on the growing list of folks who want your friend’s gift tags. They are lovely and will make gifts even more special!

    Samantha – blessings on you for taking in a lost doggie in need. Sounds like the Plunderers have put you on the right path for dealing with this – we will keep good thoughts for all of you.

    oh, and you guys would love this one. Across the aisle a woman named Judi makes gorgeous hand embossed paintings of nature – birds, plants, flowers, all kinds of lovely images. One customer came up to her today and told Judi that she had purchased one of Judi’s cards last year, took it to Staples, had it enlarged, went to WalMt, got a frame and VIOLA – she has a “big, pretty picture, for next to nothing AND it goes with the couch”. Judi was speechless…maybe that was a GOOD thing.

    We LOVED that turkey video – made us laugh out loud. Hmmm, wonder if that turkey is available for art shows…….

    Thanks for all the support from all of you. We did promise Rebecca that we wouldn’t panic until 3:45 tomorrow (show closes at 4), so we aren’t panicking …yet….
    Rebecca, you do drive a hard bargain – maybe another puppy picture or two would help. Just sayin’

  98. Melanie
    9:00 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Rio: YSAS has just started watching “Breaking Bad”. He loves it. Also, the only problem that I can see with your friend’s Gift Tags? I’d have to learn how to wrap a present. I don’t do that well. In fact, everyone in the family knows which gifts are mine because I always use aluminum foil.

    Dear Royals’ Mum: Take the dogs, have them bite ankles. Take the Kats, have them dance on people’s heads. Also since Gilly likes to herd she could heard the buyers over to your booth from those others.

    I could send Rose down? Or perhaps the entire Pack? Just let them know . . .

    I’m to bed. TTFN

  99. Melanie
    9:04 pm on October 9th, 2011

    OMD, I’m sorry . . . I just read T & G’s last post. HOW RUDE! That’s TERRIBLE!

    I wish Judi hadn’t been speechless, we need YSAS to put on his lawyer role and scare the snigglefritzes out of these people!

    Grumble, swearing, grumble, swearing swearing swearing. . .

  100. Siber-H
    9:07 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Wish some of us bigger and meaner looking dogs (no offence, Corgies) could get to the art show to bite ankles and piss on the rich snobs.
    T%G, As Melanie said, you two could send them our way.

    BTW I never run out of pee.

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:13 pm on October 9th, 2011

    YSAS!….Ooooh! He is in for the ride of his life with that show!…heh!….I know he will be incredibly blown away by the Acting, Writing and Directing…snort!… Please keep me updated on how he is getting on with the show….wheeze!… My friend is still trying to peel herself out of her chair after watching on of the close-to-the-end of the season episodes…WoW!…gruff! …Add Music to the list of Amazing Things!…woooo!

  102. B.Stover
    9:18 pm on October 9th, 2011

    T&G: I think you should take the Newf pack with you tomorrow.

    Good night all.

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:20 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Golinka!….After the very hard two days you have had, my friend says she is very very moved by you saying you like her paper-bits…sniff!… Totally incomparable to the work you do and the amazing talent you have. Do not let Rich Folk dishearten you. You know you are good and you will move on and away from this experience all the more wiser….chuffle!….Although, you may have to work for the Crazy Lady a while longer…wuffle!dammit!

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:43 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Golinka!…grunt!… I re-read my post and it doesn’t sound right….sniff!… I did not mean to infer that you are unwise. I meant that maybe High-End Shows are not the way to go right now while everyone is concerned about their financial future…sniff! …Now I’ve probably dug myself in a hole even deeper…yeep! …Forgive me, I know not what I say….sniffle!

  105. Tupper and Gilly
    9:51 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Plunderer Alert!!!

    We need a Mission – Rio The Evil Pug has been Kidnapped! (Pugnapped?) and replaced with Rio the Sensitive and Gentle. Oh NO! Who’s gonna yell at us and snort at us and keep us all in line?

    (don’t worry Rio – Mama will be ok. This is just a huge shock since this show has a reputation for huge money. We have some good shows coming up….and maybe the CL will grow a brain)

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Gruffle!… Well, I was worried that Golinka was A-Sinka ….heh!…And I didn’t want to add to her lowness…sniff!…Because she works so hard and does her best, I know she deserves a break today so I did my best to be a sensitive guy…wuffle!…I would not hold my breath on the Crazy One growing any brain cells though…huffle!

  107. Tupper and Gilly
    10:11 pm on October 9th, 2011

    We knew it – you old softie, you.

    Sniffley nose rubs to you. (and thanks for your concern)

  108. Abbiethekitty
    10:11 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Tupper and Gilly,
    I believe you about the lady who stole the art. The only thing I don’t believe is that she told the artist about it.

    I designed a quilt top and printed and sold the pattern. I was requested to teach the class and did. The pattern was on the list of supplies. Two friends came and had copied the pattern on their printer. Snarl. Yes I did discuss the copyright laws with them. They said they just copied it so they could both read it (right over their heads) It wasn’t that they didn’t both want to pay for it. Ahem, except they DIDN’T!

    Oh well, they had to pay for the class. harumpfffff.

  109. Staff
    10:13 pm on October 9th, 2011

    drat…That was me, not Abbie typing that post. Abbie is the quilt tester, not the quilt designer. (Blush)

  110. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:21 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Staff!…You will never learn…heh!

  111. Tupper and Gilly
    10:41 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Staff – we know – isn’t it amazing??? Cell phone photos are the bane of art shows these days. Some customers are so blatant as to tell the artist that they are photographing an item so they can go home and try to recreate it.
    We always laugh at them – by the time they get the materials, learn the techniques, and perfecxt their skills, we hope to be retired and sitting on a beach somewhere.
    Patterns like yours are so much easier for people to “steal” – and folks just do not seem to understand that it IS stealing. Just look at virtual downloads of copywrite materials – the courts slap a wrist now and then, but there really is no way to stop it.

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Goodnight!…All you long suffering Artists…snort!… May tomorrow be better and your stuff never be ripped off…chuffle!….Now which way is my warm soft bed with all my baseball toys….sniff!….Baseball! That’s what was missing tonight…grunt!

  113. Barb & Maggie
    11:42 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Dumb question here, but wasn’t Staples wrong for doing the copy too? I know camera shops are not supposed to make copies of pictures that were done by a photographer.

    We agree with Rio on the brain cell thingy. Maybe your CL and Barb’s CL can do a group project and grow them together.

    Night all!

  114. Staff
    11:52 pm on October 9th, 2011

    Yes Barb and Maggie, Staples was wrong.

  115. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:00 am on October 10th, 2011

    TaG, we were so hoping you were going to do great today!

    Paws crossed for tomorrow!

    Rio, I love the gift cards! Mom would buy them for sure!

  116. Staff
    12:01 am on October 10th, 2011

    heh Rio, You are so right. Some things never change. It’s a good thing you are there to keep me on the right track and chastise me when I veer off road. ;-D

  117. Staff
    12:09 am on October 10th, 2011

    Rio, I found this article about Breaking Bad, but don’t read it unless you have seen the last show of this season. It contains spoilers.

    MY Dog that is a strange show….


  118. Snowhook Bella
    12:27 am on October 10th, 2011

    Sorry to be late to the party; AJ and I went drove to town today and did errands.

    T&G: Please give your mum snuggles and loves. While I hope for independent wealth, a dream unrealized to date, I hope never to be rich of the snobbish variety. Those snobs do not know what they are missing in the artwork or the artists. I still stand by my 3:45 Monday time frame, but just say the word and there will be a cheesecake headed your way. Wolfie—can you be on stand-by for blurring tomorrow if needed? In all seriousness, you are an amazing artist—anyone can see that just by the pictures posted on the blog. It is the rich snobs who are missing out. Don’t lose hope. It’s time for a Team Golinka huddle—maybe greater success will occur with a different time, market or venue. Golinka on three!

    My hunch was confirmed. Under that snorting and snuffling exterior is a pug of gold. Rio, you don’t fool me, no you do not…I’m on to you.

    Speaking of Rio—your friend’s gift tags are beautiful. I would have a hard time giving them away. I’d want to hang them on the tree as ornaments, but I’m selfish that way. Such talent here on the blog and I still haven’t figured out what to put up for the MMCS…

    To end the day with one of my favorite quotes: Dream big and dare to fail. — Norman Vaughn.

  119. Gus & BooBear
    1:14 am on October 10th, 2011

    Tupper and Gilly, we and Mom absolutely love the items that you have for sale. Amazing that an art show with that reputation is having a bad year. At least you know that it is not your folks art, but bad clientele. Does your mom sell any of her art on line? Mom fell in love with the Harvest Spirit Bear Fetish. How big is it? Does your momma make small ones? I think Mom would be really interested in buying one.

    Rebecca, loved the puppy picture. What cute babies.

    Rio, the gift cards are a great idea. Your friend is getting so good at quilling. It’s amazing how fast she can create something like that!!

  120. Rose
    6:58 am on October 10th, 2011

    Rio: Again, I am truly amazed by your friend’s art. I would buy those tags in a second!!! It would be hard to give them away on presents though….

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