Whoa!

What do we think about this?

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/175-pound-pit-bull-hulk-shatters-misconceptions-breed/story?id=29353371

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136 Responses to “Whoa!”

  1. Herd of Hounds' Mom
    7:32 am on March 4th, 2015

    Good (?) morning, everyone! We think poor Hulk’s ears should have been left alone. What a lap dog. Our Ella Fitzgerald (now over the bridge) was always a lap dog and a love. WE will try the dreaded D air lines again today, paws crossed. Those of you with weather events today…dog bless y’all
    Have a winsome, wonderful, winning and winging Wednesday.

  2. O'Howlers
    7:47 am on March 4th, 2015

    Good morning, HOH. Best of luck on your travels today. Good thing you aren’t leaving from here, because you wouldn’t get out all week we think.
    The size of that pit is ridiculous.

  3. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:30 am on March 4th, 2015

    First we thought it was photoshopped, but guess it is real. So does he have some Mastiff mixed in or what? 175 of Pit could be pretty scary if he wasn’t so nice.

    Good luck with your travels HOH.

  4. Herd of Hounds' Mom
    9:05 am on March 4th, 2015

    Before jumping on a plane, I did the Insider since the Musher’s banquet will be shown, I’m looking at this as an insurance policy. Watch out Anchorage, here we (hopefully) come.

  5. B.Stover
    9:18 am on March 4th, 2015

    Hulk is the right name! I wonder why he got so big.

    Good morning all.

  6. BearSpiritDog
    11:12 am on March 4th, 2015

    WHOA is Right!!!
    Barb,Magpie,Lucy: You may be right. It looks that Pit’s mom had a Midnight Rendezvous with a Mastiff at some point in time.
    Heh, heh. Shades of Chet.

    Has the Mystery Guest arrived safely at the Hobbit Hotel with his Knapsack filled with Slim Jims? Or was this a Pipe Dream?

  7. Siber's Mom
    11:38 am on March 4th, 2015

    umm, My honest answer to Spence’s question: I think that dog looks like a freak of nature.

    HOH, May your have a smooth, trouble free journey today.

    Good Morning All

  8. O'Howlers
    11:45 am on March 4th, 2015

    Do we win a prize for correctly guessing the name of the mystery guest?
    Too late! We already got our prize. Someone dropped a chicken in our midst.

  9. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:58 am on March 4th, 2015

    A live chicken? Is it unharmed?

    We are still waiting to hear who the mystery guest is. Could it be Spence?

  10. O'Howlers
    12:06 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Maggie! Please tell us that was Barb talking. We know you are smarter than that.

  11. c.hobbit
    12:08 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Mystery guest also having plane problems. Stay calm and carry on. {{{sigh}}}

  12. Tupper and Gilly
    12:11 pm on March 4th, 2015

    We know many people who have pits, and love them passionately; spending quality time training them etc.
    But this dog could be a nightmare on paws. Especially if you kne the back story of the “breeder”. The name of his business is Dark Dynasty Guard Dogs. Give you a hint?

  13. Diane C.
    12:23 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Hello Everyone–I just read the saga of the blurred pug and enjoyed every word (why doesn’t Beau come along?)
    I will catch up on the giant pitbull after spreading wisdom and knowledge today.
    HOH–Who’s that guy in the owl hat picture?

  14. Masquers
    12:29 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Latest intel on HOH…their plane will be arriving at Hartsfield-Jackson Int’l in approximately 10 minutes. But…are they on it?

  15. Staff
    12:39 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Morning at the Hobbit Hotel or Sadie waiting for breakfast. I know it is late there but it is only 8:30 here.

  16. c.hobbit
    12:43 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Was it the smell or the thump? I woke in the late late or early early hours to find a pug in our midst. Whose the good hostess?

    Morning started off lazy. Once people started moving around, Rio retired to MY bed (what!?) He will come out once he starts smelling bacon I am sure.

  17. c.hobbit
    12:51 pm on March 4th, 2015

    I guess Sadie is a “good hostess in training” and needs a bit more experience. She tolerated Rio on the couch just for a few minutes but I still thought she did good. Interestingly enough, she has stayed on the floor or her dog bed all morning.

  18. Masquers
    12:58 pm on March 4th, 2015

    The HOH will be leaving Atlanta for PDX at 4:20 EST.
    One leg down…2 to go.

  19. Herd of Hounds' Mom
    1:38 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Diane, Guy in the owl hat is me. The bearded one is the DDD.
    Woo hoo should be in Anchorage sometime after midnight.
    Rio, i’m bringing a friend along for you to play with.

  20. Staff
    1:40 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Amalia, I know your apple tree seems in danger under all that snow but snow is a wonderful insulator so it is probably safer this way than uncovered by the snow. So don’t do anything silly to it that might break it from dormancy. Just leave it alone and let the snow melt from around it.

    The real problem is that the bunnies and deer can now eat the top off the tree. Parts they normally can not reach. I would tie a plastic grocery bag to a stick and poke it into the snow around the tree. Sometimes the bag, blowing in the wind, will scare the deer and bunnies away. If it was a strong branch I would tie the bag directly to the tree itself. Those branches look a little thin to use that way.

    The other problem is that mice and voles can get under the snow to the lower trunk of the tree and might possibly girdle it. If that happens… well SOL. But that could happen any time-with or without snow.

  21. dawson
    1:40 pm on March 4th, 2015

    A Happy Birthday to HOH’s Sharon! I know she wanted to celebrate today by travelling for 14 or more hours going up and down in airplanes. Wheeeee!
    Safe travels.

  22. C.hobbiti
    1:46 pm on March 4th, 2015

    What a birthday for Sharon! Alaska or Bust! Whoo Hooo and woof from Sadie Bear

  23. ALR
    1:47 pm on March 4th, 2015

    It appears, Sharon, you might be coming into PDX around 6:15pm. I will be feeding and walking the two Schnauzers who live here at that time because the alternate walker is allergy and asthma bound to the house. How long the layover is big question! Well, just take a look out the window at the Columbia River!

  24. dawson
    1:52 pm on March 4th, 2015

    I’m awake because I smell bacon! But what is that other smell? Bah! and snigglefritz! It’s the pug.
    Oh great, now Rio’s body emanations have set off the smoke alarm. Somebody open the windows and doors!

  25. C.hobbiti
    1:54 pm on March 4th, 2015

    So this morning everyone fixed their own breakfasts. When I later decided to cook bacon to go with my toast, everyone chimed in their requests for bacon. Including Sadie of course. I managed to set off the smoke alarm AGAIN. Even Mr Fireslippers didn’t do that. Dawson leaped up and opened the door while I flew down the stairs to throw the circuit breaker.

    The smoke alarm is supposed to be on its own breaker but mine is tied in to my master bath. Now to go pee in the dark….

  26. ALR
    1:57 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Wait! If it is the D airline the departure from PDX may be around 10pm? Post here if you feel like leaving and reentering the secure area! Somebody deserves a birthday cake in Anchorage…..eventually!

  27. Herd of Hounds' Mom
    1:58 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Thank you to Dawson and Hobbit.
    ALR in at 6 ish out at 10:10. Don’t know the airport to know how far we need to go. If you think it’s doable let me know we are in Atlanta for another couple of hours.

  28. ALR
    2:14 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Sharon! I have consulted with the other Dog Walker in this house, and not only does he feel up to taking over here……but he suggested I take you and DDD to dinner there at the airport! Who’s a good Dog Walker?

    Now PDX is not like DEN or SEA! There are no trains underground, etc. You would simply walk or ride the moving walk things to the exit of the security area, meet a Plunderer, have a meal, and go back through security to your gate. I’m on if you are! No pressure, though. I totallly understand if meeting up with Rio in the early hours of tomorrow makes you feel like you need all the rest you can get.

  29. dawson
    2:20 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Sharon&DDD: Dinner with ALR would be a great birthday present! As long as your flight comes in on time.

    We are going to a gift store, lunch and the Vet check. I’m voting for Rio to stay with Sadie while we gambol around Alaska.

  30. Herd of Hounds' Mom
    2:23 pm on March 4th, 2015

    ALR I don’t have your email but you can contact me at shakverataoldotcom
    Just saw your post sounds like a plan. You are a see you this evening let me know.

  31. ALR
    2:26 pm on March 4th, 2015

    And a plan is hatched….WOW! Look for email

  32. Siber's Mom
    2:29 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Sharon, Happy Birthday!

    ALR and Sharon, Pictures would be nice.

  33. O'Howlers
    2:32 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Sportsman Channel is showing the Ceremonial Start live.
    http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/iditarod-unleashed/

    Now we need to decide between adding that channel temporarily or subscribing to Insider.

  34. Herd of Hounds' Mom
    2:32 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Especially blurry pictures right?

  35. O'Howlers
    2:34 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Happy Birthday to the HOH maw. NIce that ALR and HOH will (hopefully) be meeting. But won’t going back thru Security be a pain?

  36. Siber's Mom
    2:37 pm on March 4th, 2015

    HOH, Blurry pictures are better than no pictures.

    Thanks Howlers, I have that channel. I don’t know why I have that channel, but I do.

  37. Siber's Mom
    2:43 pm on March 4th, 2015

    I wonder if the Sportsman’s Channel will be using the Insider’s coverage of the Ceremonial Start instead of providing their own.

  38. O'Howlers
    3:01 pm on March 4th, 2015

    We cannot decide whether to add Sportsman Channel to our Direct TV package temporarily, like we did last year for those Iditarod videos they did later in the year, or to re-up Insider. What to do what to do…

  39. ML
    3:06 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Happy B-day Sharon. Happy Trails!

  40. Herd of Hounds' Mom
    3:09 pm on March 4th, 2015

    ALR, I have lost your email since I’m inept. Have my ipaw on please email back if possible

  41. ALR
    3:10 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Will do

  42. BearSpiritDog
    3:17 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Hounds Mom: Have the Happiest of Birthdays Flying the Friendly Skies! Heh.
    A Meeting with ALR? What a Great Day for Youse All!!

    Siber-H’s Mom: Glad to hear You Have the Sportsman Channel.
    (whispering) they will most likely use the insider services and crash the channel again this year)

    O’Howler’s: Still Time to Decide.

  43. Masquers
    3:22 pm on March 4th, 2015

    HOH: Please check your SDD!

  44. Herd of Hounds' Mom
    3:23 pm on March 4th, 2015

    ALR got your first email but not the next one. Don’t know what’s going on. No matter what happens we will be in Portland because the planes about to load.

  45. ALR
    3:25 pm on March 4th, 2015

    See you there!

  46. Billy's Buddy
    3:36 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Happy Birthday, Sharon! What an adventure!

  47. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    4:14 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Dawson, I met Pat Kane’s sister. They could be twins except she has long blond hair. She said Pat plans to be back for the playoffs.

  48. Masquers
    4:30 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Hurray! The HOH are enroute…next stop Portland!

  49. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    4:37 pm on March 4th, 2015

    I can’t watch American Idol or anything else tonight. Boo boo. My cable and wifi are both out and time Warner cable isn’t coming until tomorrow. My iPhone is my only contact with the outside world.

  50. Masquers
    4:41 pm on March 4th, 2015


    Good news from Weatherkat

  51. O'Howlers
    4:53 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Please be so. Last week, we were told this week was going to be nicer and warmer. Then it all changed, and we are left with the worst week of the winter.

    It is super scary foggy here now. We looked outside to see a man walking from around our house. Gah! What was he doing here. Mom had just come back in, and had no idea anyone was here. There was no vehicle. But we knew. Mom thought he was a ghost in that fog. But she was brave (because we were here) and opened the door to ask him what he was doing. He was subcontracting for the electric company, checking all the poles!!! He walked in thru all of this snow, following the pole line, and not the driveway/lane. What a job. There was a woman too. She followed around the house a minute later. They both had shovels. Gasp!

  52. Tupper and Gilly
    5:00 pm on March 4th, 2015

    We are so happy that HOH’s family will get to meet ALR – she is the biggest mystery on this here blog these days, so Agent Sharon can give us the full report.
    ALR – that is such a nice thing you are doing. Have a lovely meet and greet!
    Staff – we are leaving the apple tree alone, but have lots of wind chimes in the front yard to spook Bambi and his friends away. They are welcome to the back yard, and they are using it.
    We shoveled a path through the snowbank in front of our warehouse so that we could get our show stuff. The van is now loaded and ready to go on Friday for set up. We are actually a day ahead of ourselves – don’t know what to do with so much free time.
    WeatherKat – Please, please, please let that forecast be right. We are frozen right down to our little toes, and we can’t just let it go.

  53. c.hobbit
    5:11 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Arrived at Iditarod Headquarters. Vet check appointment at 1:30. Here is a photo of ultimate backseat driver. I, the driver, voted not to leave him at the Hobbit Hotel since he wouldn’t join Sadie outside

  54. c.hobbit
    5:13 pm on March 4th, 2015

    If all my photos are going to be sideways, i will post later from home on my computer. Stay tuned.

  55. O'Howlers
    5:20 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Hobbit, your photos are not sideways for me. That looked good.

    Please take a photo of Clyde. And Quigley.

  56. ALR
    5:21 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Rio looks STUNNED at being way back at the back of the car! I feel sure he is used to being up front unless it is a blur situation.

  57. ALR
    5:24 pm on March 4th, 2015

    ALR a Mystery Woman! Hahahahahahaha……I think I love that! Agent Sharon may come away with more than she bargained for.

  58. BearSpiritDog
    5:40 pm on March 4th, 2015

    ALR: You are an Original Chet Blogger! And C.Hobbit too!
    Such Faithful Fans of Chet the Dog! We know Spence & Admin are very proud.
    Dinner Photos Please!

  59. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:03 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Yes Photos, Please. And the Rio photo and Sharon’s photo were both sideways for us.

    Howlers, Please explain the chicken comment. We are worried.

    What a fun birthday dinner for the travelers tonight.

  60. c.hobbit
    6:04 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Chet and Bernie at vet checks

  61. c.hobbit
    6:05 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Iditarod Headquarters winter 2015

  62. c.hobbit
    6:09 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Our motto on the truck

  63. c.hobbit
    6:24 pm on March 4th, 2015

    This was just after AJ told Bernie not to lick him

  64. c.hobbit
    6:27 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Guess who

  65. Meashka
    6:28 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Admin! That is the same Chet and Bernie who are SPONSOR-LESS.
    you can sponsor both for the price of one ($500)!!!
    Email me at snowhookdogs@gmail.com.

    How’s that for blatant begging?

  66. Kat the Innocent
    6:55 pm on March 4th, 2015

    B,M,&L, I have no idea where the chicken came from, but no, he was not alive. Zeus was gnawing. Meashka was coveting. Momma figured it was a fuzzbutt, and called us inside. Later, Meashka was guarding. Zeus was coveting. Me? Hey, I got more important things on my plate (not literally). But that is when Momma called us all back in, and walked thru snow/ice up to her hips, to find a chicken! She thinks it may have been a rooster, but neither she or I are sure. Momma called our neighbors who have 4 chickens brought home from their kid’s classroom. Nikki went out and counted. She still has 4 chickens. She did say that the farmer across the way has a rooster that they let run loose, but that he always sticks close to home. Would that roo come here? Wouldn’t that be strange? Did Zeus break out and go get him? It isn’t likely, given the weather and how hard it is to negotiate that whole field, and he was always around when Momma called him. Besides, it would be unlikely that nobody at the farm would have seen him, as there are always people around. It is a dairy and also a feed mill. Momma and I are still scratching our heads.

  67. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    6:57 pm on March 4th, 2015

    From Staff:

    Just left the dog check-up. Rio is in the final group. So are chet, bernie and iggie.

  68. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:05 pm on March 4th, 2015

    THank you for clearing that up. Glad it was not someone your folks knew well, or you guys might be in big trouble!

    At first we thought MPM was reporting right from the check up point!

  69. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    7:07 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Don’t I wish.

  70. ALR
    7:12 pm on March 4th, 2015

    The HOH folks appear to be on time and the Mysterious ALR is leaving soon for the airport in hopes of visiting a friend who works at a shop there called The Real Mother Goose. I will check in later!

  71. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    7:23 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Since I have no cable or Wi-Fi, I’m watching my DVD of the last waltz. I try to do this once a year and I’m overdue so this is good (sort of).

  72. Tupper and Gilly
    7:23 pm on March 4th, 2015

    But Howlers – why would the chicken have crossed the road?
    {{{{{tee hee}}}}}}

    ALR – you rock! Looking forward to the pictures.

    And so glad to be getting info from the vet checks. Hmmm, we agree that it seems just wrong that Chet and Bernie don’t have a dashing, handsome, witty, erudite sponsor from Cape Cod. (how’s that Howlers – do ya think he’ll know we are talking about him?)

  73. Siber's Mom
    7:41 pm on March 4th, 2015

    No Snow! There is NO snow at the Iditarod headquarters,

    Hi Junior!

  74. Kat's Momma
    8:00 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Where is Clyde?

  75. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:09 pm on March 4th, 2015

    V-E-T-S!….grunt!…I had no idea we were going there…grunt!…I would not have begged and yeeeped! and begged and begged to go for a car-ride if I had known that…sniff!…The good thing is I got to see my Junior and give him a grand ole Pep-Talk…snorkel!…He is my pride and joy…sneeze!

    Photo!…From last night. I am trying to figure out who took this photo as it was taken before I was “dropped” off….gah!…Hat!

  76. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:12 pm on March 4th, 2015

    CHobbit!….You new look is very cute for a two-legged…snort!

  77. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:13 pm on March 4th, 2015

    MollysMaw!…I have to get these guys here to watch Idol tonight or I will be in a very gassy mood…sniff!

  78. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:35 pm on March 4th, 2015

    I noticed that Dawson is wearing Rio’s favorite hat. Wooohooo!

    We arwe going to watch the start of the new season of Broad Church on the British channel tonight.

    We have been reading the book that HOH recommended for young readers, Ghost Hawk. We are learning some details that they left out of the history books when Barb was in school. For instance, Miles Standish was quite brutal. Its ironic, the Puritans left Europe due to religious intolerance, but they in turn were extremely intolerant of the Native Americans. Of course, I knew this, but this book brings out some details of which I was unaware. I still maintain that much of the world’s violence stems from religious or racial intolerance. This story takes place in the early 1600s, and we haven’t evolved much.

  79. Diane C.
    8:42 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Great photo–and there’s that stunning hat again!
    I’m happy so many are doing well at the vet-checks. Looking forward to seeing the full complement sometime tomorrow.

  80. Kat's Pop
    8:54 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Why aren’t there any beers in that photo?

  81. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:58 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Kat, maybe it is too early. There is a coffee cup present and a water bottle. I bet the beer comes later. Dawson and Staff are not big drinkers. Barb and MPM drank them under the table.

  82. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:59 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Beer!…Another clue this photo was taken before I got there…snort!…No Beer. What a bunch of Tea-Toddlers…sniff!

  83. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:59 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Barb!…Under the table!…heh!heh!

  84. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:04 pm on March 4th, 2015

    MollysMaw!…Idol started with Aretha Franklin!…snort!snort!…I was granted control of the remote if I wore this…sniff!!

  85. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:05 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Seavey!…Lil’ Daniel Seavy is first!….WOOOOOOO!!!

  86. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:09 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Gah!….Don’t look at me! …wheeeze!…I look ridiculous. I am only doing this so I can watch American Idol and not Antique Roadshow or whatever Mr. Staff wanted to watch…grunt!

  87. c.hobbit
    9:22 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Notice in the group shot that Dawson is the only Luddite in the group reading printed material while we are on our electronics. I even have cello phone in one paw and the laptop in the other.

  88. c.hobbit
    9:26 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Mr. Fireslippers looks mighty calm considering…

  89. c.hobbit
    9:39 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Dog truck is a thing of beauty

  90. c.hobbit
    9:41 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Chet (another thing of beauty, Iggy in back)

  91. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:42 pm on March 4th, 2015

    CHobbit!…You tell the truth! The 5 Buck Truck looks amazing!….Wooooo!!!…How far they have come…sniff!…I am so proud! Two sleds!…snort!

  92. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:44 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Chet!…The Race Dawg is a thing of beauty!….snort!…Oh yes he is!

  93. c.hobbit
    9:44 pm on March 4th, 2015

    It looks like a typical “man with his dog” photo but it is actually Chet, Bernie and Iggy (count the legs)

  94. ML
    9:44 pm on March 4th, 2015

    I second Siber’s Mom. Where the H3LL is the snow at HQ? If I want to see grass I don’t have to go 3000 miles, snort. This is most upsetting. Is the whole area like this? What about the kennel?

  95. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    9:44 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Rio, that hat is so you. I really like that hat! I would wear it for sure.

  96. c.hobbit
    9:45 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Bernie is an attention hog

  97. c.hobbit
    9:50 pm on March 4th, 2015

    When I was taking a photo of Chet, he wouldn’t look at me. I have dozens of photos with him looking to the right, to the left, down , up….however, Staff had mistakenly told me he was Bernie so I kept calling him Bernie. No wonder he wouldn’t look at me! They do look alike–and it is hard to believe that I saw them when they were little pups. They are so big now.

  98. ML
    9:52 pm on March 4th, 2015

    I love the MOJO bumper sticker! points to those who get it.

    From Macy: Dawson on you, the hat is marvelous, on Rio, snort, snark, gurgle garglegag, help, somebody turn me back right side up, I can’t stop laughing.

  99. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:55 pm on March 4th, 2015

    CHobbit!…I can seen now how disgusted Chet looks in the above photo, looking off to the left with his paws hanging over the edge of the truck bed, at being called “Bernie”…heheheh!…You have not shown him the respect he deserves!…yeeep!

  100. c.hobbit
    10:00 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Right side up. Junior’s eyes are glazed from Rio’s pep talk but he was listening intently.

  101. Staff
    10:05 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Pictures from the dog truck.

    Mr.Fireslippers witih Chet. To cover my butt it was Rebecca that told me Chet was Bernie. AJ corrected me later. Rebecca did tell me that Chet and Bernie are twins. They are BIG!

  102. Staff
    10:08 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Another picture from the dog truck


    Dawson with Josephine. One of the Dogs we helped sponsor!

  103. Staff
    10:10 pm on March 4th, 2015

    this is Rico.

    A dog with different colored eyes. We don’t hear much about Rico but he is in the final 17.

  104. Basil and Sage
    10:14 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Thanks to all of you for these wonderful pictures!

  105. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:16 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Rico!…We need to try and sponsor Rico!..snort!….The Unknown Racer!..The Unsung Hero!….wheeze!

  106. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:17 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Plunderers!….I love seeing the Plunderers with the A-Team….snort!….What a great thing. What an amazingly great thing…(((sigh)))!

  107. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:21 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Look!….Closely at the photo with Mr FireSlippers and Chet. You will see our Rebecca. I am sure she was tirelessly working today…snort!

  108. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:22 pm on March 4th, 2015

    What great pictures. Thank you all.

    Still waiting for pictures from the travelers and their dinner guest.

  109. O'Howlers
    10:26 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Loving the pictures, but now we must go to bed. We expect to wake to lots of snow. By the way, we cried over the picture of Iditarod Headquarters with grass instead of snow.

  110. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Meashka!…Lets get the Rico party started!…snort!…Check your SDD!…chuffle!

  111. Staff
    10:33 pm on March 4th, 2015

    See the mustachioed Vet with the clip board standing behind Iggy and Chet? Dawson and I talked to him a little bit. He asked where we were from and we asked where he was from. Like all the Vets he is a volunteer. This is his first year and he is from Virginia.

    He was extremely complimentary about Snowhook’s dogs. He said things like “very well socialized” and “best group of dogs he had seen so far” and “you should be proud to be sponsoring such a great kennel” We were charmed with him!

    He told us his name which was Ron (ME)or Don (Dawson). Anyway we felt really good after talking to him. We might see him again at the Musher’s Banquet tomorrow night so we will try to get his correct name them. (probably George). snicker

  112. Staff
    10:36 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Two more dogs in the final 17. Truman and Wilson. Wilson is on the top.

  113. Staff
    10:38 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Isn’t Iggy elegant? “white tie and tail(s)”

  114. Staff
    10:39 pm on March 4th, 2015

    I told AJ I HAD to get a photo of Rio. He obliged after Rio was checked out.

    I love the eyebrows. He is the only dog with eyebrows in the final 17.

  115. Staff
    10:43 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Here is a picture after I backed up. I am sure AJ was joking when he stuffed Rio Jr. in my face. Of course he could have just been channeling Rio Sr.

  116. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:44 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Staff!…Snort!…I am so damned proud of my Junior I could spit and sing at the same time…heh!heh!….WOOOOOWhEEEE!..What a handsome boy by golly!…chuffle!

  117. Staff
    10:45 pm on March 4th, 2015

    AJ and Rebecca discussing things after the Vet check.

  118. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:48 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Staff!…The photos are wonderful!….snort!…I am proud of you too!..heh!heh!

  119. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:49 pm on March 4th, 2015

    LOVE the pictures. Great job!

    Our warm soft bed is calling. Night all.

  120. Staff
    10:53 pm on March 4th, 2015

    A mountain on the way to Wasilla. Us prairie people are mighty impressed by the mountains.

  121. Staff
    10:55 pm on March 4th, 2015

    A photo of Dawson checking out the competition, including Hugh Neff who shook her hand and asked about some people they both know back in Fort Nelson!

  122. Staff
    11:01 pm on March 4th, 2015

    It was a wonderful day. CHobbit is the perfect hostess. She drives us all over and recommends the most wonderful restaurants, quilt stores and chocolate candy stores.

    We were shopping in the Iditarod store in Wasilla and she walked right up to me and said “Hi Staff”. It is wonderful and weird to meet someone you have never met but know very well. We had to hug. She hugged Mr.Fireslippers too. What a lucky guy. I didn’t mind at all. Anyway I hugged AJ so we were even.
    Mr.Fireslippers claims to have a picture of me adoring AJ but it is on his camera and he has no idea how to get it off so I think I am safe from embarrassment. snicker

  123. Siber's Mom
    11:03 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Thank you guys for the pictures! They are appreciated. I love seeing all the different Snowhook dogs and the dog truck. It is a nice one.
    Staff, Fine reporting on what the vet said. I know he speaks the truth.

    Night All

  124. Siber's Mom
    11:07 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Thanks for the picture of the mountain. I like it. Someone (Staff?) is taking good pictures.

  125. c.hobbit
    11:13 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Copied from Facebookie….Portland Plunderer Party (say 3x fast). And Sharon is wearing purple which is perfect.

  126. c.hobbit
    11:18 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Before Rio and his friend get too excited about all our photography, here is a photo from earlier in the day

  127. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:25 pm on March 4th, 2015

    ALR!…Is that you on the right in the photo above??…snort!…If so, nice to meet youse…heh!heh!

  128. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:25 pm on March 4th, 2015

    Off!…Blue!

  129. ALR
    12:47 am on March 5th, 2015

    That would be me, Rio. The Mysterious ALR who will meet you in the Portland, Oregon airport should you ever decide to fly on a plane……although blurring is more exciting I am sure. How did our Daniel Seavy do tonight? I love that kid.

  130. Herd of Hound's Mom
    12:51 am on March 5th, 2015

    ALR is a sweetie! Great stories to tell…tomorrow. Just got on last flight. Zombie woman here. See AK Plunderers on the morrow. Thanx all for a far better than expectec and memorable b-day.

  131. Herd of Hounds' Mom
    5:10 am on March 5th, 2015

    The Hounds have landed. And we beat the mystery guest. Nighty night.

  132. Diane C.
    8:33 am on March 5th, 2015

    All dogs look great (especially Iggy)–and the humans aren’t bad either.
    What is the garment that Rebecca is wearing in the photo? I want one.
    Where is everybody? It’s time to get moving here, so I know it must be the shank of the day elsewhere (OK maybe not in AK at the moment)…

  133. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:38 am on March 5th, 2015

    Diane, Those are probably Carhartt brand coveralls. They are extremely warm and seen in abundance around here in the winter. Big with the construction crowd or any others who are outside a lot in cold weather.

  134. O'Howlers
    8:43 am on March 5th, 2015

    Mom and Pop wear something similar, but they use Wearguard brand.

  135. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:44 am on March 5th, 2015

    Diane, Those are probably Carhartt brand coveralls. They are extremely warm and seen in abundance around here in the winter. Big with the construction crowd or any others who are outside a lot in cold weather.

    ALR You are much younger and more attractive than I expected. I pictured you as an older Barbara Woodhouse. Not sure if I expressed that properly, but it really is meant as a compliment.

  136. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:45 am on March 5th, 2015

    Oops! Sorry about the partial Dawson.

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