Veterans Day

Thanks to all who served and all who fought, all the missing and all the dead.



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96 Responses to “Veterans Day”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    7:57 am on November 11th, 2013

    Good morning, everyone! Without all those people, men and women, where would we be?
    Have a very pleasant holiday and try to stay toasty.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:26 am on November 11th, 2013

    Looks to us like a bunch of folks who got some sleep while we got mom up at 5:45 šŸ™

  3. B. Stover
    8:58 am on November 11th, 2013

    Well said Admin.

    Good morning all.

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:08 am on November 11th, 2013

    Thank you Spence and Admin for honoring our Veterans. We appreciate the sacrifices made by all who have served.

    Wonder how Amalia did at the dinner last night. We hope she overcame her discomfort and had a nice evening.

    And yes, Rio, Barb did watch a movie partially about baseball and enjoyed it. She was more interested in the human aspects of the story and the personality development of Jackie, his wife Rachel and Branch Rickey.

  5. O'Howlers
    9:09 am on November 11th, 2013

    Yes, very well said. Happy Veterans Day to our Pop and T&G’s pop, and Staff and Dawson’s mom and dad, and all of thie others who we can’t remember being named. Thank you to all.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    9:21 am on November 11th, 2013

    Mom thinks she has discovered the secret of last night/the am’s “barkfest”. Lucy was out talking to the deer and early this morn, I the adorable Darah was snuck up on by the dreaded killer falling leaves. Boy, oh, boy, are those ever scary! I had to protect mom so they didn’t get her in her sleep. Pookey? She just lays by her Daddy Dawg.

  7. Barb & Maggie
    9:47 am on November 11th, 2013

    We may get a little snow later this morning. First snows are always exciting.

    Barb is looking forward to the Saturday morning meeting. She will bring along a little extra cash for the two antlerz she ordered for me, me, me.

  8. O'Howlers
    10:01 am on November 11th, 2013

    We are excited to read the full report, with pictures, of this weekend’s Plunderer meeting.
    T&G, tell your mom that our mom got to wear her “wedding” dress again this weekend, to the retirement dinner. She got lots of compliments on it. Mom says THANKS, once again, for the shopping help.

  9. Kathy Soukup
    10:32 am on November 11th, 2013

    On Veteran’s Day let’s also remember the brave service dogs and their handlers.

  10. O'Howlers
    10:38 am on November 11th, 2013

    Hi Kathy! We agree that our service dogs should also be remembered. They are heroes.

  11. dawson
    10:56 am on November 11th, 2013

    Thanks Spence for remembering our Veterans and Kathy for reminding us of the dogs and handlers who have also served and sacrificed for our country. I will be thanking my Dad personally.

  12. Wose
    11:03 am on November 11th, 2013

    Saluting all the wonderful men, women, dogs and their handlers who have served this wonderful country so well. A special salute to the Plunderers on this blog, and their families who have also served.

    I thank you all.

    God bless!

  13. Melanie
    11:34 am on November 11th, 2013

    What is on our mind?
    Our Veterans. May Congress pass them a living wage so they do not have to use food stamps as a way to thank them for their service.

    Our Family Veterans.

    Capt. Harold G. McKey / USArmy / WWI
    Capt. Arnold J. Isbell / USNavy / WWII
    Sgt. Martha L. Montague / WAC / WWII
    Capt. Hall G. Montague / USArmy / WWII
    Lt. F. Daniel Montague, Jr. / USNavy / Korean War
    Robert Bodine / Army Air Traffic Controller in Vietnam
    BM3 F. Daniel Montague, III / USCG / Vietnam War

    Thinking of you all, Zoƫ and Melanie.

  14. Melanie
    11:38 am on November 11th, 2013

    That as from our facebookie page. We are still recovering our energy from the last few weeks.

    We will be doing shallots and wine reduction sauce tonight.

    That might be all that we do . .

  15. Barb & Maggie
    11:53 am on November 11th, 2013

    Melanie, If you want to grow some, you should be able to keep them in the fridge till early spring and then plant them as you would onion sets. Pointy side up, just below the soil surface. If your shallots are still in a clump, you separate them before planting. Each one will product a clump by fall.

  16. Melanie
    12:18 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Hmmm . . Save some? We have four shallots. I think we’ll just cook them.

    Have order our natural, free range, local turkey. Getting a 12 lb-er.

    ZoĆ« knew I was ordering it over the phone. I was talking to the butcher when ZoĆ« came in, and I said, “and that is NOT alive and the feathers off.” snicker
    Got two people with a bad joke. Zoƫ was cussing up a storm, and the butcher was sputtering.

    Heh, heh, heh. I explained to the butcher I was just bothering my mother.
    Unfortunately, she is planning a payback.

  17. Herd of Hounds
    12:27 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Shallots in wine sauce, HOH mom is on her way! Daddy Dawg & mom will be in Hillsville, VA in the doghouse for Turkey Day. Mom has planned a “portable”, traditional dinner. Correct foods in slightly modified shape/size to be cooked in a 5th wheel trailer:) Never a dull moment. Doing a NO SNOW dance.

  18. Barb & Maggie
    1:48 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Melanie, We were picturing you with a big bag of shallots, not 4! Forget saving to plant, just enjoy.

    We are having a beautiful snow here. Big flakes and lots of them. No wind, so if is very pretty and peaceful looking. Grass is partially white, but it is not sticking on street or sidewalk.

    Time for some reading and a nap. Perfect afternoon.

  19. Herd of Hounds
    2:21 pm on November 11th, 2013

    After posting this a.m., mom noticed the 4 white kitchen chairs and table AND white appliances were an almond color. So far today she has scrubbed kitchen furniture, all kitchen appliances an armoire and 2 nightstands. She looks plum tuckered.

  20. O'Howlers
    2:23 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Lucky Maggie. Mom says we are getting snow tonight. She said it’s a dusting. It’s about time someone does some dusting around here.

  21. Siber-H
    2:54 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Blessings, thanks, and best wishes to all our veterans and those on active duty in the military. We honor and appreciate you.

  22. Siber-H
    3:01 pm on November 11th, 2013

    One of our neighbors has acquired one chicken and a chicken coop. Mom got a call to go over and see it. I was not invited.
    Mom says the coop would not stop a determined Siber but she doesn’t know about coyotes. They are not as big as us Sibers.
    It is a big freakin chicken.

  23. Wose
    3:05 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Today’s GOOGLE DOODLE is a tribute to Veteran’s Day.

    Belle Starr, Luna, Pancho , Lefty?

    I have been waiting here on the side of the road with my red bandana full of my most worldly possessions tied to the end of a stick, waiting for one of youse to blur me back to the kennel. Since I no longer have a job, I am volunteering my services as a Snowhook official handler. I will play with youse guys, feed youse, and scoop your poop, in return for residence in the little cabin in the woods.

  24. Barb & Maggie
    3:13 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Siber, Tell your neighbor (or have your mom tell her) that chickens are flock animals. One chicken alone is a very unhappy chicken. If the coop is not too small, maybe she can find a place to buy or adopt one more.

  25. O'Howlers
    3:21 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Ditto to what Barb and Maggie said.

  26. Siber-H
    3:26 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Barb, Mom doesn’t know anything about chickens but she guessed as much. I think the woman plans on getting more chickens. The one chicken in the coop did not seem to be very happy. It’s a big brown chicken.

  27. Barb & Maggie
    3:41 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Could be a Rhode Island Red, among many other possibilities. Have your mom take a picture with her smart phone and put it on the blog. Then Oleys mom and Barb can try to figure out what breed it is. snicker

  28. Siber-H
    3:58 pm on November 11th, 2013


  29. Mollypop's Mom
    4:15 pm on November 11th, 2013

    CHobbit, please check your SDD!

  30. B. Stover
    4:50 pm on November 11th, 2013

    It’s snowing…very small flakes.

  31. Pancho & Lefty
    5:21 pm on November 11th, 2013

    We woke up to a foot of fresh snow. Unfortunately, it is a very wet snow so the roads are a sheet of ice. Even though she was supposed to have today off, she had to drive in for a meeting with a client. She slipped and slid the whole way into town. Her meeting is over and she is girding up the strength to make the drive home.

    Wose: Once our Lady gets home we will blur over to you. Your little cabin in the woods is ready. Yeep!

  32. Dima
    5:42 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Ate!!!! For the second evening in a row, I ate my full meal. Mom is dancing and singing this song about how Dima is the best boy in the whole wide world!!! I love it when she does that.

  33. Tenzing
    5:45 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Dima: Who’s a good boy?!? You tell me.

  34. Dima
    5:51 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Apparently I am, Tenz. šŸ™‚

  35. Alice M. Johnson
    6:25 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Dog Heaven=praising them for eating well.

  36. Wose
    6:37 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Pancho & Lefty: I am still at the side of the road.

  37. Wose
    6:38 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Good dog, Dima!

  38. Pancho & Lefty
    6:55 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Wose: Our Lady is still in transit. We have to make sure she gets home safe. The giant is meetin her near the halfway point of her commute so he can follow her home.

    More to Wose: Have we mentioned that we’ve never blurred a passenger before? Luna said something about rules which we promptly ignored or forgot or both. This is going to be fun!

  39. BooBear
    6:56 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Thank you to all the veterans!! We all owe you so much.

    Mom was watching a show on buying property in Alaska the other night. They said that about 1/2 the homes in Fairbanks are “dry” cabins. No running water or plumbing. OMD!!! Don’t think Mom would care for that too much. Wose, I kinda think that the little cabin it the woods may be like that.

    Oh, and one of the locations that was shown was in North Pole. It wasn’t as nice as C.Hobbitt’s house!

  40. Pancho & Lefty
    7:02 pm on November 11th, 2013

    BooBear: We call that rustic. The little cabin in the woods is rustic. From time to time so is the main house, come to think of it.

  41. Kat
    7:15 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Wose, I could pick you up and blur you to Snowhook, if you know the directions. I have experience blurring passengers, since i have blurred Princess Sam. You are so tiny, you can’t possibly weigh more than her.

  42. BooBear
    7:28 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Staff, Mom got your card the other day and had a good laugh. Amazing how much more activity is going on with the addition of the youngsters. Play, play, play,sleep!! Then repeat. Tonight is quiet because Mama Tabitha and two of the boys are getting “fixed.” Eli will go at a later date. But not too much later. As soon as the vet has an opening.

  43. Dima
    7:30 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Now I’m having turkey. Nothing like an early Thanksgiving as my way of thanking our service members. Mom is throwing slices of turkey at us huskies. She is a hoot!

  44. BooBear
    7:30 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Way to go, Dima! Keep it up and quit scaring your Mom.

  45. Wose
    7:31 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Pancho & Lefty: Hmmmm. Maybe Mama Luna can blur me over instead.
    Rustic is nice. I’ll still be using the bathroom in the main house. Make sure your Lady is safe.

    Kat: I would love to blur with you. I am afraid I am unreliable with directions. Grizz says so.

  46. Luna
    7:51 pm on November 11th, 2013

    I’ve put Pancho and Leftt on temporary—very temporary—Nana smooching duty. This may be my one on only lapse in judgement in my entire life, but I’m certain it will liven things up at the rehab place. We’re due for a little fun. I will blur you to the little cabin in the woods. Don’t forget my rules.

    Nana: I apologize in advance for anything the Thieves may do or may think about doing.

  47. Wose
    8:02 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Mama Luna: Go to the bathroom before we blur. Don’t wiggle too much. Bring snacks. Did I get them all?

  48. Dima
    8:05 pm on November 11th, 2013

    BooBear, Mom can’t wait until your mom sees her “rustic” cottage Way Up North in Alaska. Heh!

  49. Luna
    8:08 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Wose: You got them all. In so proud to call you my own.

  50. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:10 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Gah!….Someone forgot to mail Nana’s third card…grump!…What can be so distracting that she cannot even get a simple envelope to the Mail Basket in time for pick-up…grunt!

    Downstairs!….We are down here for the evening now…sniff!…All the chores upstairs are done and Me and Beau got our Greenie Joints…heh!heh!…We love those damned things…wuffle!

  51. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:13 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Sports!….So, now I am rubbing my paws together trying to find another sporting event that will irritate the hell out of Golinka and her motley crew….heh!heh!

  52. c.hobbit
    8:17 pm on November 11th, 2013

    MollyPop’s Mom: I am a very happy person at the moment!

    SnowBella: I had to drive today to get a better snow shovel and to pick up my sister at the airport. The roads have been terrible most of the weekend and I don’t look for them to improve any time soon. Plows can scrape off the snow but not the thick layer of ice. People seem to be driving carefully at least.

    It seems like everyone in the neighborhood has a snow blower but me. However, I like shoveling snow and feel that it is good exercise. The deck, driveway, sidewalks and dog yard equal my North Pole driveway so it is manageable until I run out of places to put it. I was told NOT to put it in the street.

    I cancelled Sadie’s trip to doggie day care as there is a hill that I am not brave enough to tackle the first day of winter!

  53. Siber-H
    8:17 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Rio, As far as I can tell, there are no sporting events on tonight. Oh wait, there is Monday night football.
    Manning had an MRI today.

  54. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:23 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Manning!….His MRI revealed no new damage…snort!….Hot Shot confirmed this info to my friend at the really-busy-fun-place today…heh!heh!

  55. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:24 pm on November 11th, 2013

    CHobbit!…Are you aware that The Tree will arrive at your new house either tomorrow or the day after tomorrow…snort!….I sure hope it survives all that Ice…gasp!

  56. dawson
    8:30 pm on November 11th, 2013

    SiberH:I read you last post as saying that there were no splorting events on tonight. Thank dog, I thought.

    Rio: Next weekend the Blackhawks play your Aves.

  57. Herd of Hounds
    8:41 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Know many of you had cool weather today but hope the white stuff wasn’t too daunting. We are shutting down earlier than usual torub mom’s aching back, read and snooze early. Nighty night.

  58. Siber-H
    8:42 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Dawson, I am laughing.

    Rio, Your friend’s boss is a good guy. I thought I would have to wait until mom brings me the newspaper in the morning to learn more about Manning’s MRI.

  59. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Dawson!…Yipppeeee!….May the Best Waaaah Win!…heh!heh!

  60. O'Howlers
    8:46 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Dawson, no splorting events here, either! Heh Heh
    Rio, Mom wishes she had a Hot Shot boss and a fun busy place. We are glad your friend is enjoying herself now.

  61. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:54 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Howlers!…Me too! Now she is in a much better mood when she comes home and she is happy with her work…snort!…She laughs a lot a the busy-place, even though she has way more responsibility and she is krazy-busy most of the time…wheeze!…All of the people in her small group are really great. Hot Shot makes it an enjoyable, pawsitive place to be all day long…heh!heh!

  62. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:57 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Looker!…And he looks like Patrick Waaaah!…snort!…See last nights photo op…..chorkel!

  63. c.hobbit
    9:01 pm on November 11th, 2013

    This is the berm made from shoveling half the driveway on the first day of winter. Where am I going to put the snow for the next 6 months? GAH

  64. c.hobbit
    9:04 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Photo of cleared deck (half of the large deck). My plan is to keep it clear so Plunderers can go out and look at the mountains and northern lights.

  65. O'Howlers
    9:04 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Hobbit! Are you showing off for us poor snow-deprived huskies?

  66. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:07 pm on November 11th, 2013

    OMYDAWG!….SNOW Big Time!…snort!….That lil’ Tennesee gal better not step into snow drift…heh!heh!

  67. c.hobbit
    9:15 pm on November 11th, 2013

    O’Howlers: I even shoveled the dog yard as Sadie has short legs (not as short as Corgies however).

    If the 3 tinnie tiny dogs from across the street don’t stop coming over and peeing and pooping against my front steps, I may have to have words with my neighbor. Even I –who never had to deal with neighbors– know how to walk my dog and pick up after her.

  68. Dima
    9:22 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Hobbit! If you go where huskies go, don’t you eat that yellow snow.
    Heh heh heh! I kill me!

    And on that note, I must bid you adieu.

  69. Siber-H
    9:24 pm on November 11th, 2013

    C.Hobbit, I don’t like the thought of you shoveling all that snow. I wish you could ship it all down to me.

  70. c.hobbit
    9:39 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Me too, Siber. Me too.

  71. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:42 pm on November 11th, 2013

    CHobbit!….Beware of your Back-Pain…sniff!…Do not hurt yourself shoveling all that stuff…grunt!…You want to be in Tip-Top form when all your visitors arrive next Feb…chuffle!

  72. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:46 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Title!…Here is one of my titles for the next Chet N’ Bernie book…snort!….”The Borzoi Conspiracy”, although I am sure someone else has submitted it…heh!grunt!

  73. Luna
    10:13 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Well, Pancho and Lefty’s stint as caregivers wasn’t as terrible as I feared. Yes, they put spinner, ground effect lights and bicycle bells on all the wheelchairs in the facility and drew paws and crossbones all over Nana’s room door. It could have been worse. I think we got off lucky.

    Wose wiggled a bit, but she brought snacks so all is forgiven. Belle Starr is showing her the cabin in the woods.

  74. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:19 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Cabin!….Hey! Isn’t that my Little Cabin In the Woods?…sniff!sniff!…Rose can borrow it, keep it clean and well stocked with beer and hot-wings, but it is really meant for me! NE!…sniff!

  75. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on November 11th, 2013


  76. Luna
    10:27 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Yes, Rio it is meant for nou, er you, but Wose is part of the kennel, too.

  77. dawson
    10:31 pm on November 11th, 2013

    CHobbit: That is a whole lot of snow. I can see your driveway getting narrower and narrower as the winter goes on. On the subject of that dog doing his business in your space. I have a neighbor that allows his little dog to do the same. Drives me batty as he “decorates” my driveway with yellow and brown. I shovel the brown bits out into the street.

  78. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:33 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Sniff!.. I have a hard time with sharing….grunt!…Even though I am not there right now…grunt!…Rose is part of the kennel and should have a nice warm place to live – at least until I get up there…grunt!

  79. Luna
    10:36 pm on November 11th, 2013

    My mama is so glad to be home. A reckless driver who was speeding, pushed her out of the lane and almost off the road. Luckily, she was able to stay on the road. She was so mad at this driver that was putting everyone at risk especially given the poor road conditions. She said she calle him a bad word that starts with J and ends with ackass. She is not looking forward to the drive into town tomorrow. Yeep!

  80. Pancho & Lefty
    10:39 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Rio: We think can convince the Giant to build another little cabin in the woods so you won’t have to share. We’ll even help. Heh.

  81. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:42 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Cussin’!…None of youse ever want to be in my Subaru with my friend at the wheel if you have tender ears…sniff!…The stuff that comes out of her mouth…yeeeep!…Although, now her drive each day is far more enjoyable and she has assured Beau that her language has lost its blue tint lately…heh!heh!

  82. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:43 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Pancho!…Just so you know, I get the Little Cabin that the Giants built…sniff!

  83. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:46 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Cabin!…Just to be clear, the Little Cabin that the Giants built without any help from Thieves….heh!heh!

  84. Pancho & Lefty
    10:47 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Rio: They cussers shall in inherit the beer. Pug 11:11

  85. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:48 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Title!…Maybe “The Borzoi Supremacy” would be a better title….sniff! …I’m sure it has also been submitted…grunt!

  86. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Thieves!….snort!…Don’t let Beau see that! There will be Hell to Pay…snuffle!

  87. Pancho & Lefty
    10:52 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Hell to pay? Is that similar to the wages of sin? We could use the money for treats.

  88. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Wages!…sniff!…Now hold on one gold-dern minute…sniff!…If Hell pays and we get wages for our sins, we could be looking at a very nice annual pay stubbie…wheeze!…after those dawg-damned taxes, and the payment into my 4-Paw01K, I might even have a little savings…sniff!…Crime does pay after all. But don’t tell Beau…heh!

  89. Pancho & Lefty
    11:00 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Crime pays? We stand to make a killing.

  90. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:09 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Rich!…Between the 2 + 1 of us we will be rich as Solomon. He was a king of Israel and the son of David for those who are biblically illiterate…Wow!…I have learned a few things from Beau. He sometimes preaches in his sleep while on his back…grunt!

  91. Pancho & Lefty
    11:12 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Rio: We expected the Giant to quote scripture in his sleep given the J in AJ, but nary a bible verse has been thumped.

  92. Pancho & Lefty
    11:15 pm on November 11th, 2013

    We blame the aforementioned lack of ‘ligion for our wayward ways.

  93. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:19 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Helpful!….We here, all of us, could package up Beau and send him Up North to mentor AJ The Giant…snort!…They could both lie on their backs and Beau could preach Ecclesiastes ad nausa…sniff!…No Return Postage will be included…grunt!

  94. Pancho & Lefty
    11:23 pm on November 11th, 2013

    We wonder if the post office has rules for its flat rate shipping about cutting holes for a snout, a curly tail and four legs? If it fits, it ships.

  95. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:26 pm on November 11th, 2013

    ThieveS!…snort!…My motto exactly – if it fits, it ships….heh!

    Dammit!…Now it is time she says for us to climb the big staircase to bed…sniff!…Yawn! I’m okay with that. It was a busy day of eating and snoozin’ and then we did not walk because it is too cold out, so I am exhausted…grunt!…Goodnight!

  96. Pancho & Lefty
    11:29 pm on November 11th, 2013

    Good night. Our lady has to pack. She will be up north later this week.

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