Here’s Willow, newest member of the Spence/Admin family! Willow landed a plum placement with family members L and J in the Bay Area.

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78 Responses to “Willow!”

  1. Barb & Maggie
    8:42 am on July 14th, 2014

    Good morning. What a cutie! Is she related to Pearl?

    Busy day here, heading off to work to fill in for Nicole today. It’s OK as it is rainy and cloudy and not a good day to be playing outside.

    ML mentioned fried chicken lovers and okra last night. We here LOVE fried chicken livers, but have never tried okra. Would like to sometime.

    Have a great day everyone.

  2. Barb & Maggie
    8:43 am on July 14th, 2014

    Hey! We beat HOH two days in a row! hahahahah

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:47 am on July 14th, 2014

    Good morning, Barb and everyone! Willow, what a good looking little one. Heh,heh, a tough job but somedoggy’s got to do it. Rain is heading this way too but it needs to warm up to 90 before that happens 🙁
    Have a meltingly moist Monday.

  4. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:58 am on July 14th, 2014

    Awe, Willow is adorable!

  5. Kat
    9:04 am on July 14th, 2014

    Awwww Willow is so cute, and she is named after our friend Belly’s hometown! How cool is that!

    We had a super wicked bad storm last night. Some of my pack were scarit. One of them, and I’m not naming names, was so scarit, the family was kept awake, and the thunder shirt had to be put to use.
    I was told that there are an awful lot of dust bunnies under my big bed. I want to catch one of those bunnies!!

  6. ML
    9:17 am on July 14th, 2014

    Good Morning, and welcome Willow (great name!)

    We here are on tap for a rare July cold front, so I am planning to mow the back yard tomorrow morning. Today is head shrinking and mother de-catherterizing and meeting with my “wealth manager” (double ha) before he leaves on his European river cruise tomorrow. Can’t help but wonder if my “wealth” is going with him.

    Stay cool, y’all.

  7. Wose-the small and meek
    9:59 am on July 14th, 2014

    Awww, that Willow is soooo cute! I am glad that a nice furever home is waiting for Willow.

    Hobbit, I am in a very bad mood over the circumstances with Ike. Grrrrrr!

  8. BooBear
    10:02 am on July 14th, 2014

    What a cutie! Guess she won’t be living with Pearl and Audry but with family members. Family get togethers should be fun!

    Good morning, all. ML’s cold front won’t make it this far south but will cause lots of rain for the week. Hot and rainy…..not the best summer weather.

  9. Tupper and Gilly
    10:05 am on July 14th, 2014

    We all feel like the Wicked Witch at the end of Wizard of Oz: “I’m melting….melting….oh, what a world, what a world!”

    Welcome to the gang Willow. Looking forward to pictures of you growing up.

    Hobbit – awwww. We are sorry for you, but happy that Ikette’s forever family did come to get him. Sending Corgi hugs to comfort you

  10. B.Stover
    10:15 am on July 14th, 2014

    Willow is a beauty! (So is the Bay Area.)

    Good morning all.

  11. B.Stover
    10:16 am on July 14th, 2014

    T&G as the melting “Wicked Witch” is making me laugh.

  12. dawson
    10:51 am on July 14th, 2014

    Willow: You’re a peach! Congratulations on your plum job!

    CHobbit: Congratulations to Ikette, also. on finding a furever home. (sob)

    Another scorcher here. Meltingly moist Monday indeed!

    I have to start up my inner pink bulldozer. My car has been at the shop for 2 weeks. Get on with it!

  13. Tupper and Gilly
    11:09 am on July 14th, 2014

    Dawson – you go gettem!

    Have we mentioned that we hate getting rained on?

  14. BearSpiritDog
    11:12 am on July 14th, 2014

    Welcome to Your Furever Home, Willow (you are a cutie!)
    and Sob sob little Ikette (taking deep breaths with our hobbit & the rest of the plunderer pack)

    Rained most of the night…Now Bright Sunshine and Soaring Temperatures. It’s the middle(!)of July, Folks.

  15. Mollypop's Mom
    11:20 am on July 14th, 2014

    I just got an email from Tyb. He’s back at Yale and is all stressed out and cramming for this afternoon’s class.

  16. Masquers
    11:22 am on July 14th, 2014

    Little Ikette…the fickle finger of Fate has pointed…at another furever family for you.
    Sometimes the fates are cruel, but know this…you will forever be a member of our Plunderer Pack. You are a good dog. sob.
    Dawson: Those gall dang mechanics don’t know what’s in store for them. Go get that car!
    T&G: Not too, too fond of the wet stuff myself.
    Tyb: Stressed out. Heh, heh.
    ML: Wealth Manager. Lol.

  17. BearSpiritDog
    11:45 am on July 14th, 2014

    Willow in SF (not Alaska)

    from Spence’s facebookie page.

  18. c.hobbit
    12:13 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Thanks everyone. Plan to stay busy today…

  19. Mollypop's Mom
    12:31 pm on July 14th, 2014

    We had a big rainstorm here yesterday and I passed it onto the East. At one point there was this loud crash of thunder and a bolt of lightning that made me actually jump out of my chair. It hit the garage next-door to the hotel parking lot and set it on fire.

  20. Masquers
    12:36 pm on July 14th, 2014

    MPM! OMK!

  21. BearSpiritDog
    1:10 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Wondering if WosenGrizz were part of this:

  22. BearSpiritDog
    1:11 pm on July 14th, 2014


  23. Teddy Ruff Rider
    2:00 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Did I mention that me and my gal Zeta had a play date this past Saturday morning at Black Hills State Park. We got our parents up really early (6:30 am) because it was so hot out, and then we got to go swimming and everything (well, I got to go swimming; my gal Zeta just waded in). This is a picture of me bringing a really yummy stick to Zeta that I retrieved after mom threw it in the water. It was great fun!

  24. Teddy Ruff Rider
    2:02 pm on July 14th, 2014

    And this is me swiming with that stick.

  25. Kat
    2:04 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Heh Heh! Poor Zeta is on a leash, while our Teddy is paw-loose and fancy-free! Imagine that!

  26. Siber-H
    2:15 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Welcome Willow. You are beautiful just like Pearl.

    Thanks for the pictures, Teddy. Zeta is impressed with the stick, I can tell. She is a brave Siber girl to wade in water that deep.

    Yeah, Kat, imagine that.

    I have World Cup hangover and tonight it is the homerun derby

  27. Siber-H
    2:23 pm on July 14th, 2014

    How come Macy gets a cold front and I do not.

    T&G, I should think you would like rain. You are from England.

    Ike, sob, We wish you the best. You will always be our puppy, but now you will make your new home happy and fun.

    TYB, Cute.

  28. Herd of Hounds
    2:53 pm on July 14th, 2014

    T&G, WE love the rain gear 🙂 Teddy and Zeta, what a fun date! Getting closer to having mom’s oldest g-son arrive, Pookey and I (Labradoo extrodinare) remember him from 3 summers ago. Wowser, will Darah and Blondie keep him on his toes (or even the toads in the yard!)

  29. BearSpiritDog
    2:54 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Teddy: Thanks for the Cool Photos of you and Zeta. Oh, how I Wish to Be There with Youse!

    Siber-H: World Cup Hangover. Snicker.

  30. Tupper and Gilly
    3:19 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Teddy, you and Zelda are a real match. Looks like great fun…for you.

    And Siber – if we loved rain, we would go live with our cousins in the palace. We thought it would be drier here.

  31. Masquers
    3:26 pm on July 14th, 2014

    HOH: and speaking of toads…..

  32. Tupper and Gilly
    5:16 pm on July 14th, 2014

    CHobbit – we love you and don’t want you to be sad. You have sent Mama some lovely and fun gifts in the past. Your thoughtfulness has always been appreciated.

    So we are returning the favor, and sending you something to cheer you up.

  33. Tupper and Gilly
    5:19 pm on July 14th, 2014

    See, we even got the packing tape out at the same time. tee hee.
    Love, Gilly and Tupper

  34. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:42 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Home-run!…Derby! SiberH what time does that there derby start anyways?…snort!snort!…I do not want to miss Tulo’s team swinging tonight…wheeze!

  35. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:47 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Time!…I finally found it!…grunt!…The Homerun Derby will start at 6:00pm our time, SiberH…sniff!…This is a good time. Supper will be over and it will be too early to walk…heh!heh!

  36. Wose-the small and meek
    6:00 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Teddy, You are a real gentleman! Looks like you and Zeta had a great time!

    Tyb, Awww, going to college is tough, isn’t it.

    Awww, Willow.

    T&G, Love the purple raincoat. Youse are very naughty!

  37. Siber-H
    6:00 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Good Dog, Rio. I am glad you found the time it starts because mom did something with this morning’s sports page. It has gone missing.

  38. Riö -The Evil Pug
    6:15 pm on July 14th, 2014

    SiberH!…Who’s a Good Dawg?…snort!

  39. Wose-the small and meek
    6:21 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Bear, No, unfortunately, Manhattanhenge was something we missed. It is quite beautiful though. I wonder Melanie’s son was in the city at the time?

  40. BearSpiritDog
    7:16 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Wose: Sorry to Hear You & Grizz missed it. Hope McKey & LLL were able to see it.

  41. BearSpiritDog
    7:23 pm on July 14th, 2014

    It’s kind of early but I’m really, Really Hungry. That last snack just didn’t do it for me.
    and Someone here hasn’t been Grocery Shopping since she got back from the Trip. Now, What’s to Eat? It’s a Dilemma.

  42. BearSpiritDog
    7:30 pm on July 14th, 2014

    OMD! And Now, the next door neighbors are having a Cook-Out!
    Oh, the Heavenly Smells wafting this way!

  43. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:52 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Bear!…burp!…We here just had pork chops…snort!…Now we are ready for the Homerun Derby….Woooo!

  44. Billy's Buddy
    8:00 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Home Run Derby is starting! A fun part of our day. Don’t ask.

  45. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:04 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Lurker!…You get to see your boy Morneau again…snorkel!

  46. Wose-the small and meek
    8:04 pm on July 14th, 2014

    I am wondering how my VBFF, Belle Starr is. And Thieves! I hope a bunny is not getting chased around the kennel.

  47. Wose-the small and meek
    8:06 pm on July 14th, 2014

    RIO! Who from your team is representing at the HomeRun Derby and the All Star Game?

  48. Kat
    8:20 pm on July 14th, 2014

    We are now building an ark. Grump!

  49. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:26 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Wose!…Our own Tulo is Captain and Morneau is another Rockie on the batting team…snort! snort!…Last we checked it was delayed – should be starting soon…sniff!

  50. Barb & Maggie
    8:26 pm on July 14th, 2014

    We just ate. Kibble for Lucy and me. Barb had baked mahi mahi, zucchini and onions sauteed with fresh basil and sprinkled with parm. cheese and a tomato salad. Yum

  51. Masquers
    8:31 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Dawson: If you’ve parked the bulldozer in the backyard for the day, please check your SDD.
    B&M: Don’t talk too loud…BSD hasn’t eaten.

  52. Barb & Maggie
    8:44 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Sorry Masquers. Barb ate it all too, like a little piggy. She did give us the last bites, but she didn’t save any for Bear.

    We are watching Major Crimes, one of our favorites.

  53. BearSpiritDog
    9:11 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Barb&Magpie: Sniff.

  54. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:11 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Derby!….Soooo. My friend got tired of waiting for the Derby to start and we had to go for a walk…grump! and wheeze!…Now we are back to find the Derby has started without us…sniff! and grump!…I bet I missed Tulo swinging..I bet I did…grumble!

  55. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on July 14th, 2014

    NOOO!….Our team captain, Tulo is coming up!…Woooooo!…I really hope he knocks it far!far!far!…wheeze!…So proud of him…wuffle!

  56. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:23 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Wow!…Wow!…Tulo hit 4 homeruns his first time out!….WOOOOOO!

    Alone!….This is GREAT! I am all alone on the Blog. I can do and say whatever I want!…Yeeepeee!

  57. BearSpiritDog
    9:24 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Does anyone recall the Name of a Book about the lifetimes of a certain dog? Like a Series of Reincarnations for him. It was very good and we had recommended it to someone, but now can’t remember the name. Not very Helpful to be sure.

  58. Masquers
    9:25 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Riö: Look again. You are not alone. Heh.

  59. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Jose!…Bautista is on FIRE!…snort!…He already has 8 home runs and 2 outs to go…gasp!

  60. Barb & Maggie
    9:29 pm on July 14th, 2014

    How about A Dog’s Purpose?

  61. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on July 14th, 2014

    NINE! …wheeze!

  62. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on July 14th, 2014


  63. Barb & Maggie
    9:43 pm on July 14th, 2014

    By Cameron.

  64. Herd of Hounds
    9:55 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Wowser, wowser, wowser! Rock is at our house 🙂 He and I (Lucy) are getting reacquainted and I remember him. He is lots of fun!!
    Oh,oh…BIG thunder boomers and power flickering. WE will check in before the library tomorrow. Nighty night, we are building LEGOS.

  65. Barb & Maggie
    10:08 pm on July 14th, 2014

    BSD, Hope you saw our responses. I am sure that is the book in question.

    Now we are saying Night Noodles. Another work day tomorrow. Two days in a row. Barb is not used to that!

  66. BearSpiritDog
    10:09 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Thank you, Barb&Magpie. A Dog’s Purpose. That sounds like the one.

  67. Billy's Buddy
    10:37 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Rio! Tulo is doing great!

  68. Masquers
    10:38 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Alice or Abbie, If you see this tell your Staff to check her SDD.
    Signing off now to look for a kool place before darkness falls.
    See youse tomorrow – sunny-side up.

  69. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:42 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Tulo!..Probably not going to the finals….grunt!…What was he thinking???…sniff!…Slow down dammit….grump!

  70. Billy's Buddy
    10:58 pm on July 14th, 2014

    He is so much fun to watch!

    And of course we love our Justin! What a love fest there.

  71. AbbietheKItty
    10:58 pm on July 14th, 2014

    We told her about the SDD. She says she took care of it. She spent most of the day going to that town Fargo where all the strange things happen. She came back and immediately took a nap. What a lazy daisy.

  72. c.hobbit
    11:47 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Tupper & Gilly: thanks for thinking of me. Not to worry, I am thinking of looking into fostering a cat so no need to send me any. Sadie was raised with cats but it has been a while. Yesterday I took her for a walk and a cat saundered across the road as only a cat can which obviously irritated Sadie as much as it did Chet. He pulled me hard towards the cat making me run a few steps which was very painful given my injury. We will see.

  73. AbbietheKItty
    11:55 pm on July 14th, 2014

    Dear CHobbit,
    Maybe a kitten will be fun for Sadie if she can play nicely with it. It wouldn’t be as rambunctious as Little Ike and it would probably solve the carpet problem. sniff

    Rio, check your SDD

  74. Staff
    4:06 am on July 15th, 2014

    Every time I log on in the middle of the night I think of our dear friend that I never got to meet. sniff. She used to say the same thing each time and I can’t remember what it was.

    I am going to play some freecell now because my Mrs. Pollifax book (I am up to The Second Thief) is downstairs in the kitchen. grump.

  75. Tupper and Gilly
    4:47 am on July 15th, 2014

    Hi Staff. Must be something in the air. Mama is up too and she would play free cell, except she has no idea what it is.

    We told her to get back in bed and go to sleep.

  76. Staff
    5:13 am on July 15th, 2014

    freecell is one of those addictive microsoft games. A sort of solitaire. Remember Fishdom? Don’t go there. heh heh heh.

  77. Staff
    5:45 am on July 15th, 2014

    Barb and Maggie,
    My favorite way to cook my Roma BEANS is steamed and then a little butter and salt.

    I am so not tired! I get to take two more Tylenol at 5 and then I will go to bed again. I am under a Cheeta cuddle throw this evening, I mean morning, and it is just yummy. I know Joe will love it when he gets it. He is the one who won it isn’t he?

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