Xiaosa, You Go!

“Here’s a fun story from Tibet, where the cycling probably isn’t easy,” Admin says.

“Xiaosa seems to have one of those go-to trots,” says Spence. “Just like you know who.”


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85 Responses to “Xiaosa, You Go!”

  1. B.Stover
    9:30 am on May 29th, 2012

    What a great story. It shows the heart of one dog but it is true of all dogs. I’m glad he’s home now.

    Good morning all.

  2. Melanie
    9:38 am on May 29th, 2012

    Dan and Zoe once took a cycling trip through China. At some points they were the first Caucasians the rural people had ever seen. I don’t remember a “grueling” part. I believe they took the moderate route.

    Cool dog!

    Gus & BooBear, I wish I didn’t have to choose pictures. Some I don’t want because I have no idea who those folks are. The amazing part is that I like my photos. I was so HAPPY and it showed!

    The Royals’ Mum was very nice about all those artists. Yes, there were some fantastic artists. There was also carpola.

    I have watered, transplanted, watered, weeded. It’s “supposed” to rain today. It’s been supposed to rain for the last THREE days. Nothing! I figured if I watered it would rain.

    Hi B.Stover!

  3. Rose
    9:40 am on May 29th, 2012

    Good Morning B!

    That was such a great story!

    Back to the busy place today. It is very July-like here in New York. UGH!

    Rebecca, with all the excitement of the Spring Boutique, something very important got by me. Please check your SDD.

    Greetings and great day to all!

  4. Barb & Maggie
    10:03 am on May 29th, 2012

    Good morning all. Barb is picking veggies and then meeting Kelly in Rockford for lunch (55 miles). Delivering eggs, snow peas, spinach, swiss chard, beets, cilantro, dill, onions, and a few tomato plants for Lil.

    Kelly sent this snap yesterday. It was 90 degrees, and Joey, who is now walking slowly on 3 legs, plopped down in front of a sprinkler and was in heaven.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    10:05 am on May 29th, 2012

    Sorry, it was bmp format and not jpeg, so you have to click on the link to see it.

  6. Siber-H
    10:13 am on May 29th, 2012

    Love those dogs stories with happy endings! That was a little dog to have traveled so far.

  7. Melanie
    10:20 am on May 29th, 2012

    Got to love those Newfs, Barb and MagPie!

  8. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:21 am on May 29th, 2012

    Good morning, y’all! Mom’s back from the wedding, and now she and Dad are working on the laundry room. Mom keeps talking about how nice the shower at the hotel was — she says she’ll never take a hot shower for granted again. I don’t know what the big deal is — what’s wrong with her tongue???

  9. Siber-H
    10:22 am on May 29th, 2012

    As Rio mentioned last night, we need to continue to restock the shelves of the store The amount of the entrance fee is within reach!! WOO WOO We can do this!

    There are lots of wonderful items left on the shelves. I’m not finished shopping and will continue to do so as soon as mom leaves me unsupervised. The pretzels are calling to me.

    Since mom and I are no-talents and inept, we made a donation to Snowhook instead of donating items to the store.

  10. Siber-H
    10:27 am on May 29th, 2012

    Barb, Very cute photo and he looks like one happy dog.

  11. Melanie
    10:35 am on May 29th, 2012

    Uhhh, Kirb T. Penworthy??? “her tongue?” Huh?

    I’m missing something, right?

  12. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    10:41 am on May 29th, 2012

    Oh Siber dear. Is two games vinning for Rocks…..
    Dum dum da dum…..

  13. BearSpiritDog
    10:45 am on May 29th, 2012

    Chet, What a Great Story! 1,242 miles is a long way to travel in 24 days, but at the end Liaosa found his forever home.

    Barb&Magpie: Thanks for the great photo of Joey. Have a good lunch with Kelly. She will love the veggies.

    I’m sorry, Kirby, the tongue just won’t do it. lol

    We read the great news about the MMSB…2/3 of the way to the goal…WooooHoooo!!!
    Siber-H: You are right. We must continue to restock the store
    Melanie: Expect a photo for resizing sometime today.

  14. Masquers
    10:52 am on May 29th, 2012

    Natty: The Home Office will expect you to keep your mind on the spy business, not on personal matters.
    Rose: It is difficult to return to work after a long holiday weekend…something B doesn’t have to do anymore.

  15. Barb & Maggie
    10:59 am on May 29th, 2012

    Dun pickin’ now time for A HOT SHOWER! Eat your heart out Kirby’s mom.

    Glad that doggie got a happy home at the end of the journey. Wow, that is dedication!

    Have a good morning everyone.

  16. B.Stover
    11:06 am on May 29th, 2012

    A tongue works for a cat, right?

    Sorry to all those who have to go back to work today. Let’s see…what novel shall I read……Heh!

  17. Mollypop's Mom
    11:14 am on May 29th, 2012

    I’m off soon for another trip to Sam’s. Just a little longer distance than Barb’s – 60 miles.

    Sam’s Mom and Dad and I have a black tie affair to go to tonight. A magnificent big old hotel in Buffalo’s downtown, built around the Pan American Exposition, has been restored and this is the grand opening. I can’t wait to see it.


  18. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:27 am on May 29th, 2012

    MollysMom!…I have a black tie. Can I go with you?…snort!

  19. Mollypop's Mom
    11:39 am on May 29th, 2012

    Rio – I’ll meet you at Sam’s house. Don’t forget to bring Beau. His black dog suit will be perfect for the occasion.

  20. Masquers
    11:50 am on May 29th, 2012

    MollysMom: I love old buildings! We are looking forward to seeing the completed restoration.
    Rio: Don’t forget to take your little camera!

  21. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:59 am on May 29th, 2012

    Ooooh! Lot’s of bad words coming from the laundry room. Dad’s not having fun pulling up all the layers of flooring and particle board — not to mention all the 4-inch nails! Mom’s just trying to keep her mouth shut and help when she can! 🙂

  22. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:35 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Beau!…He will be driving me…snort!…He has his little chauffeurs outfit on…heh!heh!

  23. B.Stover
    12:47 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Kirby T., you’re making me laugh. (Don’t tell your Dad!)

    Mollypop’s Mom: Have fun! I’d love to see pictures of the restored interior also.

  24. Melanie
    12:51 pm on May 29th, 2012

    What a wonderful place! Zoë says she wants to go. If Beau can swing by with Riö before they get to MollyPop’s Mom . . ?

    So Jesse’s back is hurting today it’s 86 degrees and Zoe and I put two more air conditioners in our bedrooms. My back is now saying HEATING PAD!

    Still waiting for showers.

  25. Mollypop's Mom
    1:44 pm on May 29th, 2012

    I will be taking pictures. The usual headless people, etc.

  26. BearSpiritDog
    1:46 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Melanie: After you take your shower please check your SDD.

    Rio: Do you and Beau have the use of the Wookiemobile for your trips?

  27. Masquers
    1:48 pm on May 29th, 2012

    MollysMom: You are making me laugh!

  28. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:49 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Bear!…No, we use and old Beausmobile….heh!snort!

  29. Masquers
    1:50 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Bear: Heh, heh. I think Melanie meant “rain” showers.

  30. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:51 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Trouble!…We are having trouble sneaking out. Her mother is outside cutting down some flowers so we cannot get to the big hole SiberH dug for us…grunt!

  31. Masquers
    1:51 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Rio! That’s funny!

  32. Mollypop's Mom
    1:56 pm on May 29th, 2012

    I got invited to this gala because Sam’s Mom is BFF’s with the owner of Butterwood Desserts. It is moving to the ground floor of the hotel and will be serving their delicious desserts along with a light breakfast, lunch and supper – not competing with the fancy restaurant upstairs. A pizza oven and wine bar will be there too, so people can walk in from downtown and indulge.

  33. Oleyhowlers
    1:57 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Hello all. We feel lost today. We can’t find the Xiaosa video, and we have no idea what Kirby is talking about with his mom’s tongue.
    MollysMom: that is a beautiful building.

  34. Melanie
    1:59 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Now they have put us under a tornado watch!

    BSD, back at you!

  35. Tupper and Gilly
    2:09 pm on May 29th, 2012

    whew – we are waiting for those showers too! It is now officially 100 degrees here. We don’t usually get that high until August, and even then it is not usual.
    Mama is being very lazy today. She slept late and then sat around playing all the puzzles in the paper. Then she sat and combed and brushed us forever. When she was done she had enough fur to make a whole new Corgi. Heck, she almost had enough to make a Newf!
    We are so glad to have her home.
    Rio – you will have to wait for your turn to sit on her lap. We aren’t leaving!
    MollyPop’s Mom- we would love to see a picture of YOU all dolled up for the big celebration.

  36. Snowhook Bella
    2:15 pm on May 29th, 2012

    T&G look like the Howlers right now. Am I the only one seeing different avatars?

  37. B.Stover
    2:24 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Rebecca: The avatars are correct on my screen.

  38. Tupper and Gilly
    2:24 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Bella – we CAN’T look like the Howlers. With all the hair Mama just brushed out of us, we must look like dachshunds!!!

  39. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:25 pm on May 29th, 2012


  40. Siber-H
    2:35 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Fellow Sibers? Did you click on the above link to see the video?
    I don’t know what Kirby is talking about either and he needs to come back and explain.

    Have fun Mollypop’s Mom and come back and tell us about it.

  41. Oleyhowlers
    2:37 pm on May 29th, 2012

    T&G, it is very hot at our place also. It is 88.7 with a heat index of 91.5 on our weather station. And here we are, still with our winter undercoat.

  42. Masquers
    2:38 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Hmm…avatars look okay here.
    Rio: I have a question: Since the bouquets your friend made quickly sold out, is there any chance she will be adding more to the Spring Boutique?
    Kirby: Being a kat, I know what you are talking about.
    Melanie: Stay safe!

  43. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:42 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Maskers!…Yes!..snort!…But they will be different…grunt!

  44. OleyHowlers
    2:44 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Siber, we did click on Chet’s link, but all we get is a list of stories and videos, none of which is about a dog named Xiaosa.

  45. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:45 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Maskers!…I mean No!..snort!…She will not be adding more little bouqets, but she will be adding Items…grunt!…First she has to finish making 48 little flowers on stems…heh!

  46. Mollypop's Mom
    2:46 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Huge thunderstorms rolled through here. I don’t know if they’ll make it all the way to Melanies. Buckets of rain came down for over half an hour and the creek, which was almost empty, overflowed.

  47. OleyHowlers
    2:53 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Mom just called to tell us of a Severe Thunderstorm warning at our place. We told her to come home immediately.
    Mom told us to use her big computer, and now that link works.

  48. Siber-H
    2:56 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Fellow Sibers, That is strange because when I click on the link it takes me right to the video and story about Xiaosa.

    It will be interesting to see what summer will be like for you guys in the NE. I hope your high temperatures this Spring are not a sign of a hot summer.
    The weather is normal here.

  49. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:07 pm on May 29th, 2012

    To all those confused folks: As you may or may not remember, our water heater went out on Mother’s Day. Mom and Dad have been taking cold showers or heating water up and pouring it in the sink to take sponge baths ever since then. Mom finally got to take a hot shower this weekend when she went to the wedding and stayed overnight at a hotel. (The rumor was that management was getting lots of complaints about all the hot water being gone after Mom finished her shower!)

    Like the kats said, Mom shouldn’t worry about taking a hot shower — she could just lick herself clean like the rest of us do!

    In the meantime, the old water heater has been removed, and now Mom and Dad are taking out the old floor, because a new floor has to be laid before the new water heater can be installed. Luckily, Mom had already taken vacation time this week. Unluckily, they’re not going where they had planned to go, because they’re working on the laundry room instead! 🙁 Which I guess is good for me, because now I don’t have to go to the kennel! 🙂

  50. B.Stover
    3:21 pm on May 29th, 2012

    I really like my basil this year.

  51. Masquers
    3:26 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Good for you Kirby, but we feel sorry for your mom & dad.
    B: The basil plant is beautiful!
    Rio: Check your SDD!

  52. Melanie
    3:28 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Okay KTP! I now understand! (just takes me awhile, ask my guys)

    Love your basil.

    Have battened down the hatches here. Everything that could blow away is put away.
    Doggy it is hot and humid!

    If you don’t here from again for awhile we might have to go off line. The tornado watch is still on until 9pm.

    I don’t think the Royals and the Herbs are affected.

    We are northeast of where it says Pittsfield.

  53. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:40 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Confused!…Well, I’m not confused anymore, but I wish I was…grunt!cough!

  54. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:42 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Gah!…Melanie! Youse guys be careful!…wheeze!…I hate tornados – even my friend Yeeps when we have that kind of weather….groan!

  55. B.Stover
    3:51 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Melanie: Please check in if you can later.

  56. Melanie
    3:55 pm on May 29th, 2012

    I was right. The Royals and the Herbs aren’t in on this Watch.

    Weather must be going to hit our mountains hills and then ease up as it heads east.

    I will let you know.

  57. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:10 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Tornado!…Do you think Admin and Spencer will get hit by a tornado?….wheeze!…I’m imagining a bunch of papers flying through the air, but surely Spencer uses a computer and not a type-writer…heh!heh!

  58. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:40 pm on May 29th, 2012

    It’s raining here — we’ve had rain on and off the last two days. It’s that Beryl thing. Maybe Mom and Dad should forget the shower and just go run through the rain!

  59. Barb & Maggie
    4:48 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Stay safe out there guys!

    It is really windy here, and the shingles are flapping around. Hope more don’t come off.

    Bee, Your basil puts Barb’s to shame. Hers is about an inch high!

    Have to go stretch out after all of the traveling.

  60. B.Stover
    5:23 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Barb: I use potting soil that has Miracle Grow in it. Also, even though the instructions always say that basil likes full sun, I put it in a spot that gets only morning sun.

  61. Melanie
    5:42 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Hope you had a great time Barb and MagPie!

    Still here, sky is getting darker. Storms mostly over Albany, NY.

  62. BearSpiritDog
    5:47 pm on May 29th, 2012

    SnowBella: Please check your SDD.

  63. Melanie
    6:32 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Now downgraded to severe thunderstorms. Western CT, Northern VT, and Eastern NY still have the tornado watch.


  64. Melanie
    6:36 pm on May 29th, 2012

    The Piano Guys’ new video. Rockelbel’s Canon (Pachelbel’s Canon in D)

  65. BearSpiritDog
    7:00 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Thanks, Melanie, that was great on full screen. Always love the Piano Guys!

  66. Barb & Maggie
    7:18 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Melanie, Your weather even made the local Rockford news. They said NYC was getting hit with heavy thunderstorms too.

    We tried to watch Flag of Our Fathers last night but it was too brutal and there was way too much carnage. I am sure it was realistic, but it was hard to handle. We then switched to Hatfields and McCoys. Lots of gunfire there too, but it didn’t get bad reviews as far as historical accuracy (and there were only a couple dozen killed). It mostly started over a pig! Oley, do you think it was as a good as a Caw Caw pig?

  67. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:18 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Pug!…Barb, there for a minute I thought you said the Hatfields and McCoys were fighting over a pug…heh!heh!

  68. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:21 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Packing!…We’ve been busy helping someone try to package a few of the Items…snort!… It took her forever to gather together everything she needed…sniff!…Then she realized that her mother had thrown away almost all of the old newspapers she was saving just for packing day…grump!…So after much ado about nothing she has two Items ready to mail…wheeze!….We have to wait for tomorrows newspaper before she can do the next one…gruffle!

  69. Melanie
    8:42 pm on May 29th, 2012

    I can see someone starting a feud over a pug.
    “Here you take him!
    “No! YOU take him!”

    Still lightning and thunder and LOTS of rain. Glad I mulched the strawberries.

    Going to go off line now. Was hoping this would be over sooner, but it’s going to be later.


  70. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:58 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Walks!…Well, even though someone is dead tired after being at the really busy-busy-place forever and then fighting with packing tape…sniff!…She says we all need to walk and stretch our short legs…wheeze!….Back in a while I guess….gasp!

  71. Snowhook Bella
    9:41 pm on May 29th, 2012

    I tucking the quilt around Tenzing. His disease has acted up recently and AJ was able to get him an appointment at the vet right now. Tenz doesn’t mind the vet so long as the thermometer doesn’t make an appearance.

  72. Barb & Maggie
    9:46 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Hope he is OK Rebecca.

    All the rest of you have a safe night. We are going to go watch the second part of the Hatfields and McCoys and their Pug fight.

  73. Siber-H
    9:51 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Rebecca, it is an autoimmune disease, isn’t it?
    My best friend at the dog park. Molly the Siber, has an auto immune disease.
    Tenzing will be in our prayers.

  74. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Back!…I am back only to find bad news about a beloved Snowhook guy…sniff!…What a year it has been for the Snowhook Vet…grunt!…Get well quick Tenzing…sniff!

  75. BearSpiritDog
    10:44 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Prayers for Tenzing to soon be feeling tip top.

    Following in the tracks of Barb&Magpie.
    Until tomorrow – Bear

  76. Siber-H
    11:04 pm on May 29th, 2012

    We are joining those who are fading away.

    night all

  77. Snowhook Bella
    11:11 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Thanks for the prayers and well wishes for Snowhook’s first sled dog—he and I learned together. I received a text from AJ. He said the vet thinks he is slipping back into the disease—he has maintained for quite a while at a good level. She prescribed medication and now it is a matter of finding the right dosage and domination. We have been this route with him when he was first diagnosed which left him in a very poor state. Maybe when he is feeling better, I can convince him to post on this here blog.

    SiberH: You are correct. Your best friend at the dog park has found a special place in my heart.

  78. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    11:14 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Special prayers for my pal Tenzing coming from here in Chevy Chase. The most important thing is just to keep a positive attitude and to know how much your two-leggeds love you. The strength that can give you is just amazing. And definitely stay away from the thermometer thingie. Wookie

  79. dawson
    11:36 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Prayers going out for Tenzing.

    Kirby T. Here’s hoping your mom and dad get that laundry room back together without too much trouble. Hoorah for no kennel for you!

    Mom and dad are now safely in bed for (hopefully) the night, so now I am too! ZZZzzzzzz

  80. Staff
    11:37 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Twins win it in the 9th with a walk off home run by Josh Willingham! They win 3 to 2. Scoreless up to that moment!

    Whooo HOOOOO!

  81. Gus & BooBear
    11:37 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Many prayers and purrs for Tenzing. Feel better, ok?

  82. Snowhook Bella
    11:39 pm on May 29th, 2012

    Wookie: Thank you for those kind words. It seems that we caught this early enough that he can avoid some really negative and painful aspects of the disease—open sores, pads sluffing off his paws, and dramatic weight loss. This is good. It also means that Tenzing won’t be unattended until he stabilizes which means car rides and days spent on his chair in my office when AJ can’t watch him. We also had a pleasant surprise when the vet told us we had a credit on our account.

    I hope Melanie tied herself to a newf in case those high winds get worse.

  83. Staff
    11:45 pm on May 29th, 2012

    yes! Snowhook had a credit at the vets! Thanks to whoever was the one arranging for the credit! Always a useful thing, credit.

    Best of luck to Tenzig. I know what it is like to have an immune problem.

  84. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:13 am on May 30th, 2012

    Mom has to turn in a report every month for work, and she was laying in bed when she remembered something she needed to add to hers before she sends it — and she was afraid that if she waited for morning she would forget. So I talked her into letting me on the blog for a few minutes when she got finished.

    Rebecca: We’re so sorry to hear about Tenzing’s backslide. At the same time, we’re happy that you managed to catch things early — those symptoms sound awful! So add our prayers to the ones he’s already gotten.

  85. Rose
    6:08 am on May 30th, 2012

    Rebecca: I am sending my prayers and tummies to Tenz. Hope he is tip- top soon.

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