Here is Ian! The first Friend of the Month at! Selected by a random number generator, whatever that might be. Bernie explained it all to Charlie last night. It went on and on. Anyway, congratulations, Ian! Whoever sent in Ian’s photo, please email Spence a mailing address so he can get you your prize – a signed copy of To Fetch A Thief ( Also, Ian’s picture will be on display in a special place over on the right for the month of May.

Spence says not to forget that there are two ways to win because there’s also a Friend of the Month over at my FB page. This month’s FB winner will be announced today. Spence also says that if you’ve already sent in a photo at either place you’re automatically eligible for future months. If you’re not here or on the FB page already, just send in a picture, as the story-loving dude and Marlon and Bailey did today (welcome!).

Note from Admin to Melanie: will be in touch re Snowhook patch soon. (And many thanks)


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129 Responses to “Winner!”

  1. B.Stover
    8:44 am on April 28th, 2011

    Congratulations Ian. You seem to be concentrating on something very intently with your beautiful eyes.

    Good morning Chet and everyone.

  2. Volfie Vigglebutt
    8:59 am on April 28th, 2011

    Memo from Mary-

    Congrats to Ian! You are very handsome and I hope that you will stop by and say hello sometime!

  3. Rose
    9:00 am on April 28th, 2011

    Hi B, and greetings to everyone:

    Ian-you are one good lookin’ dude…Congratulations!

  4. Volfie Vigglebutt
    9:21 am on April 28th, 2011

    Yawn…..I am pooped. I waited up with Wolfie last night. He was so cute…..he was nervous about meeting Nattie that he kept blurring. His nerves kept getting in the way and body parts kept blurring all over the country while others stayed put. And then he got stressed out about the passport issue.

    But at 3:00 am, the mostbeeeyoutifull limo whisked him away to the airport.
    I really wanted him to wear the roses hat but he said no.

    He sent me a text message from the limo:


  5. Barb & Maggie
    9:29 am on April 28th, 2011

    Good morning everyone. Congratulations to Ian. You are a good looking dude!

    Mary, glad Volfie is on his way to London, oops, I mean the secret location.

    It is cold and drizzily here again, so baby goaties are staying in the barn for one more day. Spring should be back tomorrow.

  6. Volfie Vigglebutt
    9:31 am on April 28th, 2011

    Melanie, I cannot wait to see your patch concept!

    Whoop! Whoop!

    (“whoop” is the new cool expression. I wanted everyone to know just how cool I am!)

    This is still Mary, by the way.

  7. Melanie
    9:32 am on April 28th, 2011

    Cool Ian! (I was pronouncing your name wrong, but Zoë corrected me).

    We gave Katie a bath and then brushed her out (no Wonderfluff for her).

    She is wearing Bling! An ankle bracelet with River Bear Katharine (Katie) on it.
    Silver with diamonds. She looks quite fantastic!

    Grace got jealous, but she had said no before. She is going around rolling in every mud puddle she sees just to prove a point. Not sure what the point is, but she sure is muddy.

    Careful out there in the Southeast!

  8. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:33 am on April 28th, 2011

    Phoowey!….Who the hell is Ian?…grump!

  9. Melanie
    9:34 am on April 28th, 2011

    Yes, Mary that is wonderful. I just have to find which day it was and what I said I’m looking forward to this!

    Good morning all. I hope Kirby T. Penworthy is okay. Those were terrible storms.

  10. Macy the Min-Pin
    9:34 am on April 28th, 2011

    Mom here,

    Macy got off on her adventure this morning as well. I hope she got everything she needs. I think that she packed and repacked a dozen times. She said, however, that if the weather is good at the beach she will be wearing what God gave her, no swim suits necessary. I know they will have a wonderful time.

  11. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:36 am on April 28th, 2011

    Melanie!….What are you cooking up for the patch?…snort!…Speaking of cooking is Clarkson going to be back soon?…sniff!

  12. Barb & Maggie
    9:36 am on April 28th, 2011

    Random, Rio, random. That means even lurkers get a shot at it!

    Don’t be grumpy, you are getting to see the Garden.

  13. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    9:37 am on April 28th, 2011

    Memo from Natasha – ve are vinging our vay over the ocean, soon to aarive at most vonderful surprise location for pre-vedding party vith Plunderers.
    To all their friends at home – everyvon is safe, happy and vell rested. (Vell….a certain pug ate a few too many hot vings, and ve had to “open a vindow”, if you know vhat I mean.)
    Macy is very beautiful vith pink nail polish. Sam has been vonderfluffed and has some hair extensions so she looks more like some Princess from some book she has read. (Ve do not understand this at all, but she insisted) Siber and Vhitey have talked non stop about snow, ice, running, mush, running, booties, running….. No vonder Tyb and Volfie fell asleep.
    Katy liked hearing about the running and the snow part a little vhile, but she thinks boys are kind of silly, and she is now chewing big smokey bone.
    Vill tell you all now that ve are heading to private airport at home of Natasha’s friend in France. Is large estate on Mediterranean sea. Ve vill have big picnic by ocean. Siber vill be able to dig big holes, Tyb can vear his jaunty hat, Rio vants to go sailing. The girls and I vill most likely lounge on beach. Vill send pictures later so you vill all see vhat you missed.

  14. Macy the Min-Pin
    9:44 am on April 28th, 2011

    Uh, Mary, I don’t know about California, but in Texas it is Woot Woot.

  15. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:47 am on April 28th, 2011

    Flying!…I was having a good time until I opened up Chet’s blog…grump!…Who the hell is I-A-N?? Random sucks big time…grumble!

    Alice!… Sorry about what happened to your hat…heh! ….Are there any more hot wings left?…sniff!

  16. Volfie Vigglebutt
    9:48 am on April 28th, 2011

    It is?



    Woot Woot!


  17. Macy the Min-Pin
    9:58 am on April 28th, 2011

    LOL, Mary, LOL

    Do you suppose that the pug would be happier if it had been Macy that was selected? I think not. Nobody who wasn’t A Particular Pug. But we “love” him anyway!

  18. Barb & Maggie
    10:24 am on April 28th, 2011

    On the news they just said that the burning, high-priority question this morning is “Will Kate wear a tiarra?” Really, is that a burning issue?

  19. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:34 am on April 28th, 2011

    Tiara!…Oh no! If Kate and Sammie both wear tiaras Prince William will be very confused…heh! … Who the hell is I-AN?…sniff!

  20. BearSpiritDog
    10:40 am on April 28th, 2011

    Princess Sam! Did you hear that? There is a question of Kate wearing a tiarra – will you be wearing yours? Of course, if you do, all eyes will be on you and not on the bride.
    Rio: I want to know if Macy gave you that baseball bag to pack all your toys in? She might want it back later though since it compliments her baseball jacket perfectly.
    Congratulation as winner of the month to Ian.
    Safe flight everyone.

  21. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:49 am on April 28th, 2011

    Bear!…All I need is my little knapsack…grunt!… It holds everything I own…sniff!

  22. B.Stover
    11:07 am on April 28th, 2011

    I believe that the “I” in Ian is pronounced like a long “e” but I could be wrong. (Zoe?) Hopefully he’ll introduce himself.

    All I know is that I’ll be glad when the Vedding is over. It seems to be going on as long as this bloody basketball season.

  23. B.Stover
    11:19 am on April 28th, 2011

    This is an interesting article about the legal rights of Mother Earth.

  24. Siber-H
    11:21 am on April 28th, 2011

    Congratulations to Ian!
    Oh boy, Whitey-Lance and I are anxious to learn more about the Snowhook patch.
    I hope the tv on this plane can pick up USA tv stations because there is a Texas Rangers baseball game on this afternoon. I’m sure the Borozi took this into consideration when making travel plans.
    All the girls on the plane look lovely.

  25. Barb & Maggie
    11:23 am on April 28th, 2011

    Bee, I think you are right – it would probably be E-an.

    Rio, If you are across the Pond, you have to refer to your backpack as a rucksack. We just read Started Early, Took the Dog, and that is what they call it.

  26. B.Stover
    11:27 am on April 28th, 2011

    I love the word “rucksack.”

  27. Sam
    11:33 am on April 28th, 2011

    This is Sam’s mom here. She look so beautiful this morning when she got on the plane. I took a picture.

  28. Snowhook Bella
    11:35 am on April 28th, 2011

    Ian: Congrats!

    SiberH: Whitey-Lance packed his finest harness for the big event and borrowed Coach’s harness in case you wanted to wear one, too. You probably know about it already—it was supposed to be a surprise, but was so excited he probably told you before he even introduced himself. He also liked the idea of sprint to Scotland to see Wattie again—the Scot and AJ ran together for much of the race!

  29. Siber-H
    11:46 am on April 28th, 2011

    I’m wearing the harness, Rebecca. Thanks so much to you and Whitey-Lance! I do remember now about AJ and Wattie running together during the race. Mom and I followed them on the gps tracker. It was so much fun, but our hearts did go up and down at times.
    Maybe Whitey and I can just bug out of the wedding and spend that time with Wattie.

  30. B.Stover
    11:52 am on April 28th, 2011

    Sam: You are beautiful! I knew you’d look better in the hat than Sarah Jessica Parker.

    Uh oh….Natasha better keep a keen eye out for Whitey and SH.

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:10 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Vedding!….Do you think there will be a buffet after the vedding?…snort!

  32. Barb & Maggie
    12:13 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Beautiful, Sammy! Don’t bend over too far, and make sure that thing doesn’t sprout!

    Bee, The article about Mother Earth is excellent, and so reflects our philosophy about our world and the human’s place in it. We are definitely spinning ourselves right into nonexistence. I liked the phrase “Ecologically maladaptive”. That pretty well sums us up, but maybe, just maybe, it isn’t too late.

  33. BearSpiritDog
    12:30 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Could it also be E-on? Maybe Ian will drop by and introduce himself – then he can clear this up in person!

    Sam! You are sooooo beautiful in your new hat. All the lassies will be envious.

    Oh, oh! looks like Whitey and Siber-H are planning another off road adventure.

    B! I liked the Bolivan Legislative bill very much. As stated we must be: “All living beings sharing a common destiny” and not: “the rainforest sacrificed on the alter of the Big Mac” This article would have been very apropos for Earth Day last Friday.

  34. B.Stover
    12:42 pm on April 28th, 2011

    B&M and Bear: I really liked the phrase “the entirety of the universe beyond humanity’s small outpost of self-importance” but that’s the cynic in me.

  35. Mollypop
    1:07 pm on April 28th, 2011

    I’m going to Sam’s today but she’s not even there. That’s fine – all the toys are for me.

    Now I see she’s got a date for the wedding and it’s Whitey-Lance. I’m jealous.

  36. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    1:17 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Ve have arrived!! Ve have landed at friend’s airport. In order to take everyvon to beach, they had to be in disguises. Vas very difficult for some. Ve had to push and shove Katy a little bit, but she managed. Alice does not like disguise at all, but ve explained she must vear it to get into vedding, so she does. Not happy, but she does.
    Here is picture of all of us at beach. Please do not be shocked – is clothing optional beach, and since Macy said she vould opt to not vear clothes, no von else vanted to either.
    But ve are having VONDERFUL time!

  37. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    1:18 pm on April 28th, 2011
  38. Macy the Min Pin
    1:30 pm on April 28th, 2011

    That looks more like “corgi’s gone wild”. Everyone keep an eye on Macy please, as she does like to explore.

    Our Ranger player is E-un Kinsler but I think the second syllable is up for regional interpretation.

  39. Siber-H
    1:51 pm on April 28th, 2011

    The Queen will love our disguises…cute, but I do think Whitey-Lance and I will be off to Scotland. It is either that or embarrass all of you by chowing down on chew strips at the wedding to relieve my boredom.
    Sam will be having so much fun and looking so fantastic that she won’t miss Whitey’s absence for awhile.

  40. OleyHowlers
    1:56 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Congrats to Ian, who is awful good-looking, but very very quiet.

    Already we feel left out because we didn’t want to go to any Royals wedding, but we hope you all enjoy yourselves.

    B: we think this has been going on forever also.

    Siber: please say Hello to Whitey for us. Ask him if he will join our team when he has a break from training.

    Mom says she can write a much better random number generator than that which was used to select Ian.

  41. B.Stover
    2:02 pm on April 28th, 2011

    The disguises are very…..effective.

    I’m going to school to drop off assessment essays.

  42. BearSpiritDog
    2:25 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Macy: I do believe you are correct. E-un sounds more like it.

    The boys planning to run off to Scotland on an Adventure and leave their ladies without a proper escort…Gentlemen – the ladies are sure to object.

    2:31 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Yes, we did not recognise ANYONE. I think that is how they spell recognize over there.

  44. BearSpiritDog
    3:13 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Siber-H & Whitey (whispering) However, as Master of the Great Escape” myself, I can hardly blame you for planning this great adventure – a chance in a lifetime!

  45. Snowhook Bella
    3:20 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Whitey-Lance is a master if disguise—he managed to stay undetected in the wilds of Alaska with AJ and others looking high and low for him. For the life of me, I can’t pick out my wanderer in the picture—well done, Natasia.

    I think W.L.can balance running fun with SiberH and not shirk his escort duties. A gentleman should not leave a lass unattended.

  46. BearSpiritDog
    4:10 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Yes, Natasha, the corgi disguise is brilliant! Our gang will easily blend in with the Royals.

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:33 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Grump!…My tail hurts…dammit!

  48. BearSpiritDog
    4:37 pm on April 28th, 2011

    S.Bella: Whitey-Lance has learned an ancient art known only to a rare few. Donning the cloak of invisibility, he easily slips out of sight.

  49. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    4:42 pm on April 28th, 2011

    YSAS had a great adventure today. We went to a new area at the camp, and decided we would NEVER take The Pack to that part again. They liked the swimming but there was a ten foot dam just rushing with water. Not good.

    There was also a stone mill further down the river. We got The Pack back in the van and YSAS decided to explore. He found grottos made from huge pieces of slate, deer trails, ended up on the top of the hill. Called us and a friend in NYC. The friend wanted to teleport to him (too bad Wöökie is over the Pond) and then started back. Hmmm. Started pouring, ended up creeping across a tree that had fallen over the river. He had my camera covered up!

    He got home and had to go back in the woods a different way, because he had left his knife in the woods yesterday. Coming back, he tossed his knife across the stream (smart thinking because if you fall with a knife in your hand, not good) unfortunately, the knife hit and bounce up and went into the stream, 3 feet deep.

    He said he pulled a “Harry Potter” by having to dive for his knife (instead of the sword). Snicker.

    Here’s a pic of the mill . . .

  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:47 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Hmmm!…Now we know who Natasha is!..heh!snort!heh!…gurgle!snort!…Way to go Melanie!..sniff!

  51. BearSpiritDog
    4:56 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Oops! Natasha in deed!

  52. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    5:26 pm on April 28th, 2011

    I don’t know Rio. Natasha is very clever and I think she did that just to create a cloud of confusion as to her true identity. Remember, she even hijacked your Avatar once before.
    Other than that, sounds like everyone is having a grand time, tail tweaking costumes notwithstanding. As for me, I had thought about going but I needed to keep watch on grandpa while he recovers. Also, we had really bad thunderstorms here earlier today, and I had to keep mom calm throughout the storms (you know how upset thunder and lightening make her). I will be watching for you tomorrow on the television. Be sure to give Kate a big slurp for me. Wookie

  53. Tupper and Gilly
    5:29 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Oops “Natasha”….your “disguise” is slipping…..

    And since we all know that Melanie goes to bed early, how has Natasha been posting so late at night???

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:33 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Tupper!…That’s true, Melanie does go to bed early…sniff! … We can’t say for sure Natash is Melanie or vice versa….snort!

  55. B.Stover
    5:44 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Natasha broke her word and tried to switch her avatar with Melanie’s avatar.

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:45 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Plus!…Melanie is too dyslexic to write with a Russian accent… snort!

  57. BearSpiritDog
    5:48 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Wait! We can settle this “Natasha” question in a minute! Rio, just check to make sure she’s still around. Volfie, have you seen her? If she’s “there” she can’t be “here” too.

  58. Siber-H
    5:54 pm on April 28th, 2011

    I am confused again. I always thought that Tupper and Gilly’s mom was the Borzoi, except that she knows stuff about me that Melanie would be more likely to know. Whoever the Borzoi is, I really enjoy and laugh at her posts.

    Ok, ok I just talked to mom on the phone and she says I had better listen to Rebecca and go the the boring wedding. Whitey-Lance and I can go see Wattie after the wedding and take a later flight home. I hope mom realizes she is paying for both our plane tickets.

    5:58 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Pondering……we don’t think Melanie is Tashie. That Natasha is a clever vixen, and Melanie is too sweet to have an alter ego like Natasha. She might be doing this to throw us off!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:06 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Bear!…That logic makes no sense because I’m “there” and I’m “here” too…heh!

  61. Gus and BooBear
    6:38 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Could Natasha be Dan? We know he is a creative writer and we haven’t seen the Raven in awhile.

  62. Melanie
    7:21 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Ummm, that wasn’t me. I did Natasha a favor by putting up the picture she sent me from the beach.

    Upon The Pack’s Honor, I am NOT Natasha!

  63. LizF
    7:28 pm on April 28th, 2011

    I thought Rio was the borzoi… This explains why Melanie goes to bed early and then Tash comes out later.

    Guys, it’s Eean. EE-n. Scottish name. Congratulations Ian, looks like you have a nice little teddy fwiend.

    B, great article. You’re right Barb, ‘ecologically maladaptive’ is great. Personally, i think it’s too late, but we must hope for the best.

  64. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:30 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Being “here” and “there” is different from being in the woods of Mass. and being in London. I am assuming that someone on the adventure is supplying some internet access to some of the partiers. I have heard nothing from Macy, but she had told me not to expect much from her, since this is her first trip since she came to live with us, and she was planning on making the most of it.

  65. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    7:30 pm on April 28th, 2011

    So! Melanie is “too sveet” to be Natasha!
    Ve vill have you know Natasha is very sveet! Natasha has taken Plunderers to big vedding…at HER expense! (Vell, ok, so Ivan is paying for it, but he doesn’t know that) Ve did make sure jet vas stocked vith goodies for eveyvon, vith beer and martinis and toe nail polish.
    And NOW, ve find that you do not think Natasha is sveet.
    Ve are devastated.
    But ve STILL have the Best Hat!
    So there!

  66. Tupper and Gilly
    7:33 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Eureka Liz! We think you’re right! We didn’t think of that one.

  67. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:34 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Back in the last century, when I was in high school, my world history teacher talked about the “myth of super abundance”. The idea that there will always be enough of everything is indeed a fallacy.

  68. LizF
    7:40 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Well said, Macy.

  69. Melanie
    7:41 pm on April 28th, 2011

    I received one text so far from Katie.

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    That was it!

  70. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:41 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Tashie, you do not want a reputation as being too sweet. It just is not you. As for myself, I am happy that my Macy was able to make this wonderful adventure, and you are quite generous in planning and paying for the entire thing. I think that you may be losing some of your nefariousness.

    However, Plunderers, has anyone considered the posibility that Natasha could be planning on kidnapping the group? She has commander R, plus eight others under her control…Please, no, Natasha..

  71. Mollypop
    7:46 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Aha! Melanie, you have Natasha’s email address. You will have to give it to us to prove she is not you.

  72. Barb & Maggie
    7:48 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Perhaps we spoke in haste. We did not realize that Natasha has such a sensitive nature. We did not mean to make you cry, Tashie, expecially so close to the big vedding.

  73. LizF
    7:53 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Yes, Tash, sorry not to say it before but you have been tres kind and generous taking everyone to the vedding.

  74. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    7:58 pm on April 28th, 2011

    MollyPop – Melanie has svorn never to disclose anyvon’s email address, and has been threatened by Rio if she does. She is very honorable (and unbribable) person, so she vill never villingly give up our address.
    Macy’s mom – Natasha vill NEVER lose her Nefariousness! Is tattoed on her….oh, never mind…you don’t need to know that.
    And the idea of RIO???? Being the beautiful and elegant Natasha?? Must be very funny joke, no? cannot even think about it. Ve vould have to vatch BASEBALL. NOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  75. BearSpiritDog
    8:00 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Macy: That thought did cross our mind at one point, but nah…

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:01 pm on April 28th, 2011

    DawgNapped!….If you never hear from me again it’s because Natasha N. has dawgnapped and Katnapped us all…heh!… I think she has an alternative reason for bringing us all here and that is why I made sure Agent Wookie and Agent Molly stayed home…snort!…Just in case we need them to rescue us…grunt!….Right now everyone is having a good time, so do not fret about us….Yet!

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:05 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Buurrpp!…The food has been amazing so far!…snorkel!…I’ve had quite a few beers today as well and feeling fine!fine!fine!…Woooooo!…Luckily the Rockies game was called for weather and they are off today…heh!…This is working out quite well so far!…Cheerio!..snort!snort!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:18 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Suit!…I’m outta this Corgi suit though!…grunt!…There is no way I can live in a Corgie suit for too long….sniff!…OUT!OUT!OUT! …Plus, I gotta go really bad…yeep!

  79. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    8:22 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Also, please let Natasha point out that ve are MUCH taller than Rio!

    Katie VAS vearing expensive bling….
    Everyvon says Volfie has heart of GOLD
    Siber and Vhitey like ICE
    Macy had diamonds on her dress
    Sammie is Princess..


    Maybe something to this idea. Plunderers have insulted Natasha….so maybe…..hmmmmmmm

  80. Melanie
    8:22 pm on April 28th, 2011

    I’m off to bed. YSAS has gone to see a play his cousin’s SO is in and his high school director directed. Hmm. That doesn’t seem right but it is correct.

    Here’s one of the grottos he saw. I have to look up a picture of porcupine scat. I love the internet!

    TTFN and Good Luck to all our Traveling (not dognapped, I hope) Plunderers.

  81. B.Stover
    8:26 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Natasha: Where is your tattoo?

  82. Wölfie
    8:26 pm on April 28th, 2011

    I just received a text message from Volfie. He said that some people on the beach in France were not wearing tops. He was shocked. All dogs look fantastic with or without tops. But not all peeps. Most peeps look better with tops. He was glad that he was wearing a disguise because he turned bright red!

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:29 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Natasha!…Oh please! I am sure you had bigger plans in mind during our stay in London than to steal bling from Plunderers…heh!…That idea is way below you and (Ivan) if I must say so myself!…buuurrrrppp!… I’m full of Guinness, so what do I know …heh!

  84. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    8:39 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Must think this idea through. Ve have under our control Commander Rio.
    But then again, ve have read “Ransom of Red Chief”.
    So…never mind.

    Ok, everyvon, lets get on jet and head for London. Must be there early in morning for vedding, and then Natasha vill bring you all home.

    Bee – ve vill keep location of tattoo under our hat!

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:55 pm on April 28th, 2011

    O Henry!…heh!…Natasha, I was thinking the same thing by golly…heh!…It would have been fun for me…snorkel!…You, not so much….heh!snort!heh!

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:01 pm on April 28th, 2011

    London!…Off to London!….Woooo!…heh!…My friend has been here a few times and she says it is wonderful! Especially the theater district. The Old Vic is her favorite, although it is not in London..heh!… I can’t wait to see the big church!…heh!…Where are we staying for the night anyways…sniff! …Somewhere famous and expensive I hope!…golly!…I think I am ready for a Martini now…wuffle!

  87. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    9:15 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Rio – the whole point of the disguises is to “blend in” Vhere do you think a whole bunch of Corgi doggies vould stay in London? At the palace of course – vhere else?
    Natasha does know how to throw party!

    Just please – do not let anyvon see vhat you are planning to do in royal garden.

  88. Siber-H
    9:20 pm on April 28th, 2011

    We will all need to visit the Royal Garden.

  89. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    9:25 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Siber – NO HOLES! Ve mean it!

  90. BearSpiritDog
    9:40 pm on April 28th, 2011

    All of you visiting the Garden in Royal Corgi disguise. The Queen will think she is dreaming in triplicate.

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:40 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Natasha!…I will jump back into the Corgie suit when I need it for the Vedding, but for now I don’t think so…heh!…I’ve had too much food and beer to be trapped in a suit…grunt!

    SiberH!…Lets go find those Gardens…heh!…We both need a little relief!…sniff…I would love to see your Digging Technique…heh!..HI Whitey! You are my escape Hero!…snort!

  92. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    9:44 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Rio – just be grateful that the Qveen does not raise Chihuahuas!
    You don’t hear Macy, Sam, Katy or Alice complaining.

  93. Siber-H
    9:59 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Wow! Yessss! The royal Garden has real soil in it, unlike the desert sand I am used to. This will be a totally different hole digging and engineering experience. What fun! Whitey-Lance is a Husky so he won’t need any digging instructions.

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:00 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Silence!…They have no voice if they are silent!…heh!…YEEP!…Lets go Do On the Gardens SiberH and Whitey…Wooooo!…heh!

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on April 28th, 2011

    WOOOOO!…Look at those Sibers digging up the Royal Gardens…heh!…This is the best time I have ever had in my whole life!…snorkel!…My friend will be HORRIFIED to say the least, but there is nothing she can do about it…heh!heh!

  96. BearSpiritDog
    10:06 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Yikes! There they go – the three of them – and with the Royal Vedding tomorrow…

  97. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    10:08 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Volfie – if those boys cannot behave, vill you blur them home please?
    BAD Huskies – bad, bad huskies.

    Vhat vill Qveen Mother say vhen her klutzy son trip and fall in giant Husky hole???

  98. Siber-H
    10:11 pm on April 28th, 2011

    (whispering) Don’t tell anyone but Rio is getting some fresh air and exercise in the Royal Garden tonight.

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:16 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Wolfie!…He can only Blur Himself…heh!…He has no power over us Royal Garden Dwellers tonight…snort!…Look at the size of that HOLE!…gruff!…SiberH! You are an amazing Digger!…wow!…Whitey is still learning as he never has a lot of real royal dirt to dig in…sniff!…He is a determined Digger though!…heh!…Hell, he made it to the end of the Iditarod! He can do almost anything!…snorkel!

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:21 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Natasha!… Please do not worry about Prince William…heh!…He will get on fine tomorrow. It’s Kate I worry about…heh!…She will lose it big time in front of everyone…heh!…Sammie will have to step in and save the Day!…snorkel!

  101. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    10:25 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Ve girls need our beauty sleep if ve are to be gorgeous in the morning. Natasha vashes her paws of you bad boys. Dig avay. But please, dig von hole next to the other so you can fill in von from dirt of other.
    Or at least pull rose bush over hole.
    And vatch out Rio doesn’t fall into hole. He is so full of beer and hot vings he vill not be able to climb out.
    Come along Macy, Katy, Alice and Sam – our nice fluffy, Royal Corgi pillows avait.
    Tupper and Gilly are already here, staying vith their cousins. They promised to save room for us.

  102. BearSpiritDog
    10:27 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Oh, No! This is a disaster! I can’t watch anymore.

  103. Barb & Maggie
    10:40 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Good night all, and thank you Natasha for taking several of the bloggers over for the wedding (You really are sweet!). We decided not to get up in the middle of the night to watch, so we will have to catch up at 7:00. We will be on the lookout to see if we can catch sight of any of you in the vast crowd of onlookers. Party hardy, guys, and let the girls get their beauty sleep.

  104. Alice M. Johnson
    10:44 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Well, It must be true what they say. “Dogs will be Dogs”
    I can’t wait to meet T & G at the palace. So nice to see some friends again after having to sit next to Rio ‘the hat flattener’ on the plane. I think he is going to have to do a lot of walking this summer to get back down to his ideal weight.

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:45 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Bed!…I’m no Dummy! I will be there for the good soft bed at the cousins house…heh!…Those Sibers are fun to watch but I need my rest as this Jet Lag is awful and getting the best of me…groan!…Sleep! I need Sleep!…aaagh! ..Good night Natasha! And all the silent Girls…snuffle!

  106. Siber-H
    10:46 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Jet Lag, We are running down. Whitey and I are sleeping outdoors in the Royal Garden tonight. It will be much nicer than the stuffy palace. Rio, you are welcome to spend the night with us. You can sleep between us and stay toasty warm.

    Someone needs to break the news to the Borzoi about how well Siberians don’t listen to anything. With what the British are spending on the wedding, a few minor repairs by the staff to the garden will just be a drop in the bucket. The Royal Garden looks a whole lot better now, if you ask me.

    All Whitey and Rio, if he chooses to join us, and I have to do is wake up in the morning, stretch, and shake all the Royal dirt off our bodies and we will be ready for the wedding.

    Night Everyone

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:48 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Alice!…Your Hat is Toast…snort!snort!

  108. Siber-H
    10:49 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Well, Rio is going for the nice soft bed, but at least Whitey and I got him outdoors for awhile.

  109. LizF
    10:50 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Alice, you and I can go to tea at the Ritz while those bad doggs are digging up the gardens. It’s just across the park, quite a short walk…

  110. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on April 28th, 2011

    SiberH!…Sorry, I am opting for the warm soft bed inside…heh!..Have fun camping in the Royal Gardens…snort!

  111. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:58 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Goodnight!…All! Sometime tomorrow is the Vedding…snort!..I hope I wake up in time for it..heh!

  112. Volfie Vigglebutt
    11:01 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Ladies, if I promise to behave myself, can I sleep with you? (I am afraid that Rio will perfume the bedroom after all those ribs and ale!)

    I have had my snip-snip, and I will be the most perfect gentleman. Besides, I will adore getting being pampered as long as I don’t have to have a bath!

  113. LizF
    11:04 pm on April 28th, 2011

    That’s a very disarming proposition, Volfie…

  114. Volfie Vigglebutt
    11:09 pm on April 28th, 2011

    I am surprised that you haven’t figured out Nastasha’s true die identity yet. It is so OBVIOUS!

    Nastasha is…….


    The real thing, the real McCoy, an honest to goodness Russian spy with a heart of gold.

    So there! Now you know!

  115. Volfie Vigglebutt
    11:13 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Pssst….I think I read somewhere in the rule book that if the contest winner hasn’t checked in within six hours of the announcement, then the signed book is automatically awarded to the best blurrer.

    (That would be me, Wolfie Wigglerump.).

  116. Alice M. Johnson
    11:32 pm on April 28th, 2011

    Dear LizF. I am really looking forward to tea at the Ritz. I have read about it in Staff’s PG Wodehouse books. I can’t wait.

    See you in the a.m.

    Also thanks to Natasha for finding that hat restorer. She just steamed it and it came back to perfect shape. I guess Rio’s flattening didn’t last. Maybe he doesn’t weigh as much as I thought. Since I am barely 8 pounds it seems like a lot to me.

    Nighty night now.

  117. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:16 am on April 29th, 2011

    Would someone please tell the vedding goers to change their timepieces? I am afraid that they are all still using US time and will miss all the hoopla. As nearly as I can determine it is 5:14 in the a.m. there.

  118. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:17 am on April 29th, 2011

    And I am not sure about anyone who is a Wolf spending the night with Macy, snip snip or not. However, I think Wolfie is just one of the girls on this trip, so he has my blessing.

  119. Volfie Vigglebutt
    5:07 am on April 29th, 2011

    Wolfie’s mom here. I had a bad day at work and can’t sleep so decided to watch the royal vedding. Hopefully I will be able to catch a glimpse of our merry entourage!

    So far, I am seeing lots of silly hats. Our hats are so much cuter!

    But no sign of 10 gorgeous furry royals yet. But then again, I don’t expect to see them just yet. I imagine that our royals will be seated just before the queen is seated. I have some worries that Rio’s corgi suit will be too snug and that his curly tail will pop out. Sigh.

  120. Volfie Vigglebutt
    5:17 am on April 29th, 2011

    Wills and Harry are driving up. The crowd goes vild!

  121. Volfie Vigglebutt
    5:19 am on April 29th, 2011

    Wills is quite dashing. His mama would be so proud of him!

  122. Volfie Vigglebutt
    5:21 am on April 29th, 2011

    I like Harry’s outfit better.

  123. Volfie Vigglebutt
    5:43 am on April 29th, 2011

    The royals are now arriving. The queen, bless her heart, looks like a giant banana!

  124. Volfie Vigglebutt
    6:03 am on April 29th, 2011






    Nattie really pulledvsomecstrings! Wow.

  125. Volfie Vigglebutt
    6:07 am on April 29th, 2011




    I love the trees. I just hope that nobody lifts up their le-

    Crap. Too late. All the boys did. I just hope nobody noticed. This is a little embarrassing.

  126. Snowhook Bella
    6:17 am on April 29th, 2011

    Though not royal, I attended a fancy event last night where my boss was recognized for his dedication to the community. Unruly hair pinned up, high heels slipped on and the right shade of chapstick—Grape Fanta was applied. I’m still dolled up to a degree (hair still pinned, chapstick reapplied) so why not watch the royal wedding since I can’t sleep and it’s the only thing on on our handful of channels.

    I spoke with Whitey-Lance (I didn’t ask who’s phone he was using), but I reminded him to be on his best behavior especially as a guest of Natasha and being so new to the Plunderers. He assured me that he and SiberH filled in the holes after they were dug—SiberH less than thrilled to do so, but gave in…eventually. I also told him to dispose of any misdeeds that might have been left in the royal gardens and not to blame all the misdeeds on Rio—beer and hot wings or no.

  127. Volfie Vigglebutt
    6:38 am on April 29th, 2011

    Rebecca – did you notice that all the doggies have dozed off? Can you call WL and have him wake them up? There they are, sprawled out in the middle of the aisle, belly up. Not that I blame them. Not in the least! I would hate to see all those lovely hats get wrinkled, that’s all.

  128. Melanie
    2:37 pm on April 29th, 2011

    Dan and I were up early watching the wedding. Actually, we’re always up early. I looked carefully and never saw a Corgi, so I guess you were behaving well. We all hope you had a wonderful time. Zoe

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