We’re Back!

But no post today. Lots of strange airplane happenings and Bernie and everyone are sacked out. I just woke up, but not for long. Happy New Year everybody, in case I forgot.

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124 Responses to “We’re Back!”

  1. B.Stover
    11:50 am on January 3rd, 2011

    I was getting worried Chet. What strange airplane happenings? Flight simply isn’t natural…for creatures other than birds. Glad everyone is back safely.

  2. Mollie (a black poodle)
    11:51 am on January 3rd, 2011

    I was worried for a while with no post. Glad Chet and all got home OK.

  3. Siber-H
    11:51 am on January 3rd, 2011

    Happy New year Chet!!!

    Good Morning Everyone.
    I can’t believe that I am the first one here.

  4. Siber-H
    11:52 am on January 3rd, 2011

    Cool…Three of us showed up at almost the same time.

  5. Mollie (a black poodle)
    11:52 am on January 3rd, 2011

    I thought I was the first, & I am never the first, but B. beat me.

  6. dawson
    11:54 am on January 3rd, 2011

    Yippee!
    They are home. Now they just have to catch up on their rest. Traveling is very tiring. I hope Chet enjoyed the thorough pat-down they give every body before the flight.

  7. Siber-H
    11:54 am on January 3rd, 2011

    I’m never the first either. Stover beat us by one minute.

  8. Mollie (a black poodle)
    11:59 am on January 3rd, 2011

    I looked earlier and there was only the post from yesterday so I did not think we would even get one today. Glad that we did. Now I will probably never be first. Oh well.

  9. Barb & Maggie
    12:02 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Good morning, at least it is still morning here. Glad the crew made it back. Guess we can cut them a little slace before getting back to the case. Rest up so we can get back to Astrid already!

  10. Staff
    12:03 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Good morning everyone,
    I am listening to 25 Jazz Greats that my brother and sister in law sent Mom for Christmas. Pretty cool. Maybe I will let Mom listen to them too. Heh.

  11. dawson
    12:26 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    You have to get up pretty early in the morning to beat B.Stover to the post.
    It’s my day off and we are having a heat wave. It is +12 degrees F. under sunny skies – the sun is just peeking over the horizon.

  12. B.Stover
    12:40 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    You guys…..I’m in the Eastern Time Zone. That’s the only reason I’m sometimes the first to post.

    Hello everyone.

  13. Staff
    12:46 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Hey Dawson,
    check your email please.

  14. Melanie
    1:38 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Hello Everyone!

    I’ve had gotten a lot done today. Just wish I could remember what it was . . .

    This is the third day in a row for my “stick” walking. Can’t say what it really is because I’ll get moderated.

    I’ve noticed, besides the pain of putting my muscles back in the correct place, I have more strength. This morning I was walking without the cane. Cool.

  15. BARB & MAGGIE
    1:42 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Melanie, Way to go, girl! You will be in good shape by the time you have your surgery. Is it next week?

  16. Melanie
    1:44 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Ketchup news!

    There is a wind coming down the river, and the Pack smell the beavers. They have been barking madly to protect us. Grace in particular.

    At this stage in the Pack, I would give Grace the lead in becoming the leader. She is doing it slowly. She sleeps in the other dogs’ places, she accepts their licking tribute. Yup, I’m thinking the new Alpha B**** is gathering her strength.

    Luckily, she is a relatively calm (except for beaver barking) dog.

    DAN! Tomorrow, I’m going in to see him in the afternoon. The keyboard we got him for his iPad is bad, I’m sending that back, and buying one from the Mac store down the hill.

    IF he gets rid of all the pneumonia AND can do stairs, he will be coming home the 17th or the 18th. COOL!

  17. Melanie
    1:45 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Barb & MagPie: Surgery is on the 14th. So I should be able to hobble around when Dan comes home.

  18. Mollypop
    2:08 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    MagPie! When we were talking about insulation for your French door, Mom had forgotten that Barb is trying to sell the house. Well of course no bubblewrap, but she shoudn’t even use that clear sheet plastic either.

    Melanie’s suggestion of a warm wool blanket, maybe like an army blanket, would help and could then be taken down when someone comes to see the house.

  19. Tyb
    2:11 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Good Morning, Everyone,
    I haven’t been ignoring the requests for calendars and information about them. I’ve been trying to round up a few copies, but I think they’ve sold out. I’ve asked the outlets to let me know if anythiing turns up in any of the stores. If they do, I’ll get them out to you on the first come (requested) basis. In the meantime, I’ll try to post
    the back page so that you can at least see the pictures.
    http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Back Page.psd

  20. BARB & MAGGIE
    2:33 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Molly, We are thinking about taking the house off the market for Jan and Feb. No one looks then anyway, and that way we can start over with a new MLS# in March. Also, there is a couple from Calif. who loves the house, but not moving back to Il. till end of 2011. We are hoping to put some kind of a deal together with them this spring.

  21. B.Stover
    2:34 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Melanie: That’s great news about Dan. Your surgery is out-patient correct? My brother had something similar done. He went through some physical therapy afterwards and now he’s as good as before the knee problem.

    Have there been any studies of alpha selection? How do the pack and other animals determine the selection. Grace gets privileges and is licked as tribute. Are there other things? This is really interesting.

  22. B.Stover
    2:38 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    I go to the doctor tomorrow. It’s the one-month follow-up. I’m not going to teach this semester either. I’m going on disability. (I can’t teach/talk and read outloud while coughing and huffing and puffing.) I’m thinking of spending the month of March at the Florida condo.

  23. Mollypop
    2:48 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    B – Good luck tomorrow. Hopefully the doc can tell you why you can’t breathe. I don’t know if you’ve been given an inhaler, but they really do help.

    Melanie – Mom had knee surgery a year ago. It was partly a torn miniscus, osteoarthritis, but mainly because her knee cap was pointing in a different direction.

  24. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:07 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Stover!…I think you need a basket of flowers to cheer you up…snort!… My friend finally finished her project….grunt!

    Mediocre!…She is not that happy with it….snort!…I begged and she agreed to show it, but she says it is lacking something…grump!

  25. Melanie
    3:34 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    MollyPop: Eeewwww. Pointing in the wrong direction? Lord I hope that was before the operation and not afterward.

    Yes, B. Stover, it is outpatient. Because of my chronic illness I will have a spinal block. I plan on putting 3 hours of nice music on the iPod. I’m glad you are taking care of yourself. Florida condo in the winter sounds delightful. Breathing also sounds good.

    Riö” The flowers are beautiful. Perhaps an extra touch of color or 3 D-ness in the basket??

  26. B.Stover
    3:34 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Rio: I don’t know why but I can only see about one inch of your picture. What I see is beautiful. Thank you!

    Mollypop: I have two inhalers. The problem is that the doctors don’t really know what it is yet. I’m hoping my main doctor can tell me tomorrow. I feel fine except that I get winded doing anything except sitting…reading….writing on the computer. Hey, that’s not a bad way to spend one’s time!!

  27. Mollypop
    3:36 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Rio -Your friend’s work is outstanding!

    Sure, maybe the picture needs a chubby little Pug sitting right in the middle of it – NOT.

  28. B.Stover
    3:37 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Rio: Now I can see the whole picture. The flowers are beautiful. Perhaps she doesn’t like the color of the basket. Did she make that as well?

  29. Clinton Gustavson
    3:39 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    A surge at HAARP?

  30. B.Stover
    3:41 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Rio: What is that on the lower right of the picture? It looks like two very small ferns? It’s a nice effect. I’ve been thinking that your friend needs to include her own personal sign or symbol or something, that is included (as a type of signature) on all her work.

  31. B.Stover
    3:42 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Clinton: What is HAARP?

  32. Macy the Min-Pin
    3:46 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Rio, I think what your friend’s picture is missing is a frame, pure and simple.

    We have been busy today. We were trying to make mom a sweater for her birthday, but she keeps sweeping up all our spare hair. She has been keeping the recliner warm all morning and watching On Demand, The Alaska State Troopers.

    I think the cause of discord in our pack is the lack of an alpha b****. Belle thinks she is, I know I am, and nobody will decide for sure.

  33. Siber-H
    3:46 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    We think it is pretty, Rio

    Best of luck tomorrow at the doctor, Stover. I hope she/he can help.

    I’m glad to get the good report on Dan. Melanie will be taking nice walks with the Newfs this Spring on a knee that won’t be hurting.

  34. Mollypop
    3:50 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    So Melanie gets moderated but sales pitches come through?

  35. Siber-H
    3:51 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Macy, Mom and I watch Alaska State Troopers…beautiful scenery.

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:56 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Basket!…She tried putting stuff on the basket, which she did make by the way, and it was a “big pain in the butt”, but then it looked to cluttered…snort!… MinPin, she took this photo before she put it in a frame and that did help a lot….snuff!…Also the background color of the paper is a warm soft yellowish tan, but the photo doesn’t show that very well which enhances the color of the basket…wheeze!…It’s definitely the plain front of the basket that has to be changed – stay tuned…gruff!…But it will not be today, that’s for sure. She has some running around to do later with her mom on behalf of Grandma….sniffle!…We still haven’t had lunch!…STARVING HERE!….grumble!

    Book!…We can’t tear our noses out of Laura R Kings novel, A Darker Place….snort!…Loving this book so far…sniff!

  37. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:05 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    SiberH..does watching AST make you want to be there. I would think it would. Not me boy! When your underbits are 7 inches off the ground you do not need that much snow.

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:09 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    MinPin!…I concur….snort!

  39. Siber-H
    4:11 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Oh yeah, it makes me want to be there. It even makes mom want to be there, but she has been complaining about the cold here so I don’t know how she would do up there.

  40. Dan
    4:15 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    This is Melanie testing out Dan’s avatar

  41. Dan
    4:15 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Darn

  42. Melanie
    4:16 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Does the Avatar take awhile?

  43. Mollypop
    4:23 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Melanie – The avatar happens right away. I’m wondering if it’s something to do with the email addr.

  44. B.Stover
    4:39 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Mollypop: Was Clinton’s message the sales pitch? What is he selling?

  45. Staff
    4:40 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Melanie, Yesterday AbbietheKitty’s avatar took around 5-10 minutes. Then it was retroactive to the first post with the new avatar.

    Rio,
    I agree it is the basket. If you could get some more texture in it, either with color or just widening the spaces in the weaving that might be something to try. Also maybe make it a little bit shorter, but the size really is good in relationship to the flowers. It is really beautiful. I love the little blue forget me not’s.

  46. Staff
    4:41 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Rio, Have you ever tried tea dying the paper to give it more of an aged look?

  47. Mollypop
    4:47 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    B – Health insurance

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:54 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Staff!…No. No dying of paper is going to happen here…heh!…She says she has an idea about the basket, so maybe tomorrow another photo shoot….grunt!… She is leaving in about 20 minutes to go with her mother….sniff!…I’m going to catch 40 winks while they are gone…gruffle!

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:58 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Salesman!…Are you freakin’ kidding me?…SNORT!… Clinton you asshole you are not welcome here jerk-off!…grump!…Hit the road pal and take yer insurance with you…gruff!growl!

  50. Mollypop
    5:06 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Dawson and C.Harris – Buffalo is hoppin’ with the semi-finals of the World Junior Hockey tonight. Team USA vs. Team Canada. Traffic jams in Buffalo, hoopla, people trying to get across the bridges from Canada. Woo hoo. At least this time Canada doesn’t have that Hockey God Sydney Crosby.

  51. LizF
    5:10 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    I don’t understand any of the HAARP talk…

    The flowers are gorgeous Rio. I’m sure your friend knows best about the basket, my two cents’ worth is that it’s too square while everything else is organic-y curvy.

  52. Staff
    5:16 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    LizF that is a good 2 cents worth. I think the square ones might be easier to make but Rio’s friend is getting better all the time so she might be able to make a more curvy one.
    Or maybe extend the stems down and let it look like a bouquet?
    Alice is willing to lend her red ribbon to tie it up with.
    Well, not exactly willing, but I know where she ditched it.

  53. LizF
    5:21 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    That’s so nice of Alice! And yes, extending the stems down would be lovely. Better, in fact. (PS you have such a nice voice, on the E video!)

  54. B.Stover
    5:33 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Liz: I’m assuming that the H is for health and I think AARP is American Association of Retired Persons or something like that.

    Staff: How did Alice get the ribbon off?

  55. dawson
    5:39 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Rio: Have you ever tried spilling your coffee on the paper to give it that aged look? Heh heh. Or your dirty water bowl with hair in it to make it look like homemade paper, that might work. (Advice from a no-talent.)
    Mollypop: Thanks, I’d better check that out. Sidney has been in the news every day lately, for some reason or other.

  56. LizF
    5:42 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Aaaaaah, i see. Thank you for the explanation B.

  57. BARB & MAGGIE
    5:45 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Are you sure HAARP is health insurance? We couldn’t find anything about insurance with those letters. AARP is insurance, but that is different. They are a good/big outfit and I don’t think they would be posting anything on our blog. Maybe we shouldn’t be too hard on that guy till we know for sure.

    Rio, love the flowers, but I think all those creative people on the blog have a point, the basket need just a little tweaking. Overall, it is beautiful, and your friend does exquisite work.

  58. Dan
    5:50 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Trying again.

  59. LizF
    5:53 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    I googled HAARP and it came up with lots of weird stuff, but also a site about research in Alaska into ionospheric physics.

  60. BARB & MAGGIE
    5:59 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Ok, it is insurance – if you click on his name it comes up with some info about people who are uninsured due to pre-exisitng conditions. Nothing to do with AARP, tho. Nevertheless, a sales job. BOO!

  61. Mollypop
    5:59 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Guys – Remember that you can click on the poster’s name to get to the web site.

  62. Staff
    6:07 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Yes, but Mollypop I was taught not to click on strange sites. Heh heh heh. That is why I waited till someone else did it. Now if Abbie or Alice had been on the blog they would have clicked immediately. They are too curious.

    BStover, I seldom see Alice or Abbie remove their bows. They are very sneaky about it. However I have occasionally seen Alice put a paw on it and then just turn away. The bow is pulled off as she turns and gets left behind. Although sometimes, with the fluffy tailed one, it gets hung up on her tail and follows her around for a while.
    Abbie is more direct. She just bites and bites at it until it is loosened. Then she scratches it off.

  63. Mollypop
    6:13 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Staff – I am brave because Mom’s beta testing anti-virus software that works with cloud computing.

    Mollypop the Brave

  64. B.Stover
    6:17 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Thanks Staff. It would be fun to watch Alice perform her magic trick.

    Liz: The AARP is an organization for people who are retired and they do sponsor insurance…health, life, perhaps car. What this guy is all about I don’t know.

  65. B.Stover
    6:18 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Forgot: This morning on the weather channel people from the flooded section of Australia were being interviewed. They showed pictures of the flooded area. Really awful.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:18 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Basket-Case!… I grunted out all your ideas about the basket to my friend the minute she got back from doing stuff for her mom for grandma…sniff!…She says she cannot take the basket off the project – it is glued there for life. But the idea of having leaves dangling over it is something she is considering…snort!… She said to say, “Thanks everyone for your great suggestions!”…chorkel!

    Bows!…Staff the key to keeping those bows on those Kats is to wrap them around their scrawny necks several times very tightly…cough!…Then tie a bow and glue it down…grunt!…You could try pinning it also…sniff!

  67. Staff
    6:19 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Dear Mollypop the Brave,
    I Beta-tested for Panda Cloud Anti-virus. Is that the one you are doing?

  68. Alice Johnson
    6:21 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    HO! Rio, You are such a funny litte Pugster. AS IF!
    She can hardly get us to stand still while she gently ties it on. Even if she promises us treats. (I prefer Salmon treats in case you need that information) I believe Mr. Husky likes that kind also.

  69. Siber-H
    6:31 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    hey! Is someone passing out salmon treats? Alice and I love them.

  70. Siber-H
    6:34 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    ditto to everything Rio said up there about the salesman. Rio said it so well.

  71. Dan
    6:38 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Hmmmm
    I think MollyPop was right

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:41 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Salesman!….What pissed me off the most was I did NOT CLICK on his name, I just hovered the mouse over to see what the address was and Whamo!…grunt!…His stupid website loaded…growl!…Nice way to introduce virus’ especially if Mike Baker is sleeping on the job…snuff!

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:42 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Hey!…Dan has an Avatar!…wooooo!… Dan it that you, or are you still Melanie?…sneeze!

  74. LizF
    6:43 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    I was happy to see this pic on a news site about the floods, the RSPCA are evacuating pets.

  75. Alice Johnson
    6:46 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    OOOOOO Dan! Nice avatar! Those raven’s are very smart. We will have to be on our toes!

  76. Alice Johnson
    6:49 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    LizF I am glad to see that also. I know that after New Orleans flooded there were a lot of pets that were lost. It was just heartbreaking because the people who were rescuing humans would not take the time to rescue the pets left behind. Just broke my heart.
    A lot of the pets never found their families. There were many of them in shelters all over the south of the US. Sad.

  77. Alice Johnson
    6:56 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Rio, Staff says to tell your friend that she likes the idea of the leaves trailing onto the basket. And maybe a few of those darling blue flowers.

    She has been looking at the picture enlarged and says “It really is beautiful.”

  78. LizF
    7:01 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    That’s really sad. I remember seeing some footage of the Humane Society rescuing dogs back then. I can’t imagine leaving Cricket behind, no matter how high the water is!

  79. Melanie
    7:05 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Okay, I had the wrong email address for Dan on his iPad. I’m taking it back to him tomorrow.

  80. dawson
    7:06 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Welcome to Dan and Raven. The Trickster.

  81. B.Stover
    7:07 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    I like Dan’s avatar.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:12 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Alice!…Wasn’t there some artistic creative person on this here blog that wanted to draw you or something? …snort!…What ever became of that plan? Did they get freaked out by your yellow hypnotic eyes and now poisonous red ribbon?…snarl!..

    NewOrleans! …Don’t get my friend started on that fiasco…grump!

  83. Mollypop
    7:24 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Liz – Our TV news just showed your flooding and a roof collapse, maybe at a shopping mall. Awful!

  84. Mollypop
    7:28 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Staff – Mom’s beta testing is for Trend Micro.

  85. Siber-H
    7:37 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Love the Raven…I don’t think it is Dan, yet. I think it is still Melanie. I’ll wait to say welcome to Dan, but it sure will be great to have him join us.

    Liz, I have faith in the RSCPA…they will do their best. That flood is so huge. I hope the people and pets that are suffering because of it will be treated better than what happened in New Orleans. Mom would never go off and leave me either, period.

  86. LizF
    7:42 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    We’re having crazy weather this year, rain rain rain. At least in the places it’s flooding they have time to get away, the water won’t peak until tomorrow apparently, so lots of time for all the creatures to be safe – not like New Orleans.

  87. Melanie
    7:43 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    It’s still me as Dan. But I now have it fixed!

    Close enough to be family members gave Dan a Native American Raven fetish as his symbol. Dan has always like ravens. We have a permanent pair here in our section of the village. They live under the bridge. Huge nest. They have young every year.

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:55 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Alice!…Tell Staff that my friend is planning on making new dangling leaves and her idea about the little blue forget-me-nots is excellent!…wooooo!…I know she can pull this mess out of the trash now!…heh!…Or tomorrow some time…sniff!

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:56 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Dan!…He talked about those Ravens in his book For the Love of Puppies. didn’t he?…snort!

  90. Mollypop
    8:01 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Melanie – We would love to see a picture of the ravens.

  91. Wölfie
    8:07 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Hey, I love Dan’s avatar! I can’t wait until he posts for himself. I bet he’ll keep things lively!

    I’m glad the SPQA clan got home safely!! I’ll wait a few days before I pester for Astrid again!

  92. Alice Johnson
    8:23 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Dear Rio,
    Yes Andrea said she would like to. I would like to be her model but Staff can’t afford it right now. However, of course, she is free to use me as a model anytime she wishes. I could get her a good picture to use. Then I wouldn’t have to travel to New York. Lately it doesn’t seem safe for cats to be traveling.
    Although I am a tiny Kat. I could probably go under a seat, not in steerage. Steerage is definitely OUT!

  93. B.Stover
    8:28 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    This morning the Weather Channel showed a map of Australia and it’s 103 degrees in Alice Springs. One woman who was interviewed in the flood area said they were at the movies theater when it flooded. I think she said the screen came crashing down.

  94. Melanie
    8:36 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Yes Riö, he does write about the ravens.

    MollyPop: Ummm, you would THINK I have a picture of those ravens, wouldn’t you.

    Yikes, B. Stover!

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:42 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Kirby!…Did you have to travel to New York City to be a model for Andrea??…snort!…If you did, along the way did you have trouble with ‘steerage’, whatever that is? …grunt!… Please tell Alice Johnson she is full of IT!…heh!…She is scared her tail won’t look right in the drawing…snorkel! …Or her fur will have a funny color after all that dying, bleaching and Wonder Fluffing….sneeze!…My gawd, the chemicals have to have adverse affects at some point….wheeze!… Maybe her tail is weak and flimsy like Michael Jackson’s nose used to be…ugh!

  96. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:44 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Good evening y’all,

    To celebrate mom’s birthday we had the last of our Christmas cookies, the Snickerpoodles. These were made by the same lady who made the Great Danish. They were delish and very crumbly. I love to lick up the crumbs!

  97. Melanie
    8:50 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Hi Macy, So you weren’t in love with a Great Dane, it was a Poodle?

    Confused here.

  98. LizF
    8:53 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Alice Springs – far too hot. Last week my dad was telling me about one Christmas Day in Sydney when he was growing up, it was 115 degrees. Of course, his mother was in the kitchen doing the roast dinner.

    Now i have to google snickerdoodles.

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:09 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Liz!…She is getting quite an education on this here blog!…heh!…I hope it is not interfering with her work on my sketch…grunt!…Liz, get busy, it’s already January 3nd for Pete’s sake!…gruff!

  100. Mollie (a black poodle)
    9:11 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Snickerdoodles are my boy’s favorite. Mom makes them at Christmas.
    Melonie: I like the Raven.
    Alice Johnson: You look lovely in your new Avitar.
    Rio: I thought Grandma’s picture had longer stems on the flowers, they looked very graceful.
    I think the Humane Society here went to N.Orleans to get some of the lost pets and bring them back here. Some of the owners got in touch with the Society and got the pets back. Some did not.

  101. B.Stover
    9:11 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Happy Birthday to Macy’s mom.

  102. LizF
    9:13 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Actually the 4th! I’m back at the office now Rio, things will slow down in the art department i’m afraid.

  103. Siber-H
    9:16 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    I’m going to send us over the top. Wheeee

  104. Melanie
    9:18 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Happy Birthday Macy’s Mom!

    Lots to do tomorrow . . .

    So TTFN

  105. Siber-H
    9:18 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Awww Liz beat me to it. You see, I know that I am safe. Rio can’t stand the thought of giving me sloppy pug kisses.

  106. Siber-H
    9:20 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Happy Birthday to Macy’s mom and Husky hugs and non slobbery kisses going out to her.

  107. Barb & Maggie
    9:24 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Macy’s Mom!

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:49 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Liz! Translation!…So from Australian to English this translates to ‘Your Sketch is Screwed’….grunt!…Am I right or am I right?…snort!….My friend said she will trade you a dignified sketch of Me for a Quilling Project of hers after your Showcase thing is over and when you aren’t crazy busy with whatever. Say, Mid-Year sometime?….snuffle!…She will be better by then, she thinks…grunt!…How about that deal?…sniff!

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:55 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    MinPin!…Please give your gal a special Birthday Treatment tonight in the form of love and slurpy licks!…snort!…My computer is jacked-up or I would try to send her an E-Card…grump!…. It might be late tomorrow…dammit!…grrr!

  110. LizF
    9:59 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Nice work with the multilingual thing. Mid-year and a trade sounds like a good idea!

    Whew SiberH, we both missed getting slobbered on, but only just.

  111. AbbietheKitty
    10:03 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Ah, I see I stayed away long enough for someone else to get slobbered. So far I have managed to be Rio slurpy free. It is a hard job but someone has to do it. Now Alice just loves to be #100. What a dog that Kat is.

  112. dawson
    10:03 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Macy MinPin: Happy Birthday to your mom. I’m eating a truffle in her honor. Yummy.

  113. AbbietheKitty
    10:04 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    A truffle! Where did you get a Truffle, Dawson?

  114. B.Stover
    10:06 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    I was 100 but Rio won’t slobber me because I’ll pull his tail.

    Good night all.

  115. dawson
    10:15 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    I brought a box of truffles home with me from the States. Oops. I only meant to eat one. One for Macy’s mom. One for Canada winning the hockey game. One for Rio NOT slobbering on me. One for the Raven. Let’s see…what else?

  116. C. Harris
    10:25 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Mollypop: All I can say is that Canada has the best national anthem that is played before hockey games.

    Teacher work day today. Lots to do but with no students the day really drug by. Temps still above zero which is to continue until Friday. So someone else must be having our arctic temps. Sorry about that.

  117. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:29 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Dawson!… You count like I do!…heh!

  118. Barb & Maggie
    10:32 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Getting ready for bed.

    Dawson, we see that you have stopped being Missie Moose and are regular Dawson again.

    We like Dan’s Raven avatar.

    Good night all!

  119. Mollypop
    10:38 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Oh no, Canada not only does have the best national anthem, you guys just beat us (again) 4-1

    Stop it!

  120. dawson
    10:48 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    C.Harris: Enjoy the warm weather while you can.

  121. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:06 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Sheep!…She says we are counting sheep tonight to get to sleep at a normal time…grunt!…I always sleep at my normal times…snuff!…What’s up with her?…Maybe she has too many recent memories of Grandma floating around in her head. Maybe she should have done this or done that for Grandma before she passed….grunt

    Normal!…How does one get back to ‘Normal’ after losing someone so near and dear?…sniff!…I am sad, but my friend is beyond sad and grappling with the whole “Normal Again” concept….sniff!…And yes, it is just a concept, because Nothing will Ever be the Same Again….sob!…Normal has changed. Once she realizes this, she will be better…snuffle!…She is having a very hard time with the concept of a New Normal….snuffle!…For now, we are off to bed to count something, maybe…sniffle!

  122. dawson
    11:23 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Dear Rio: I have not lost anyone who dramatically changed my “normal” in years. I know this is going to happen again before I want it to and there is no way to prepare. I think time is the only thing that makes a difference. Give your friend lots of hugs because YOU do help her feel better.

  123. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:41 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Thank you Bee, in mom’s honor.

    Melanie–the cookies were snickerPOODLES, the COOKIES were called Great Danish and mom said they looked like real danishes. (but I do like Pooodles)

  124. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:48 pm on January 3rd, 2011

    Macy’s mom here,

    Thank you all for the nice birthday wishes and kisses. I had a very nice day, even though I did not understand why the pups brought me a pile of their hair. No idea what goes on in those tiny craniums. Good night to all and to all, uh, nite y’all.

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