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No keeping up to the standard of the breed since there is none.

No beauty pageants.

No Accolades.

With the exceedingly well groomed smash-mouthed 11-pound Pekinese, Malachy (we think there’s a dog in there somewhere) winning best of show at Westminster I though it fitting to feature the Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day:  

Mutt.

A mongrel dog: cur, which comes from "muttonhead."  

(Coincidence it appeared during the dog show or did someone at Merriam have a sense of humor?)

Considering all so called purebreds were descended from the Gray Wolf, approximately 15,000 years ago, and selectively bred to perform various functions like herding, hunting, companion, service and looking cute, they shouldn’t look so superio

You can understand how the German Shepherd descended from the wolf, but it’s difficult to imagine how the Irish Wolfhound and Chihuahua came from the same distant ancestor.

No matter how patient the breeders were.

A mutt, or mixed-breed dog, is generally, friendly, loyal, easily trainable, good with children, healthier than purebreds (no inbreeding), have something called hybrid vigor and I’ve known a few that are definitely vigorous.

Unlike, say an Irish Setter, who looks like every other Irish Setter, some mutts look like nothing you've ever seen before.

And I’ve known a few of those too.

The ASPCA has the last word:

“The intelligence of a Poodle and the loyalty of a Lassie. The bark of a Shepherd and the heart of a Saint Bernard. The spots of a Dalmatian, the size of a Schnauzer, and the speed of a Greyhound. A genuine, All-American Mutt has it all.”

J. Peterman

 

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February 16, 2012 12:40 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

The above omits a mention to our Village mutt, Floyd.

February 16, 2012 12:45 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

My first dog was a mutt.

Mutt named Tex.

Tex has been gone from us for decades.

Yet Tex is with us yet.

In our heart.

And always will be.

February 16, 2012 1:12 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


… his day…
Not "their."

When or if the day comes that guide, service and rescue dogs are no longer of  clearly recognizable purebred stock, the hybrid vigor point will have been made.
Until then...

February 16, 2012 2:23 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

accidental purebred

February 16, 2012 2:24 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

think Malachy was bred to replace a roomba?

February 16, 2012 2:35 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


I don't know but I had him #8.

February 16, 2012 2:46 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

#8?  I thought that was beef with broccoli

February 16, 2012 2:50 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

hey, Lot... I had a friend named Tex...he was really born in Louisiana, but he hated to be called Louise

February 16, 2012 2:55 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Haze~ Floyd stole my string mop and tried to impersonate Malachy at the awards...

February 16, 2012 3:26 AM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

( I don't thimk imdoganate is a word)

February 16, 2012 6:14 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

Morning HAZEL, LOT, STONEY, & RY....................I love me some dogs....................
 
Have a loverly day kids!

February 16, 2012 8:06 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Every dog in our family has been a foundling, a pound pup, or a rescue so we are all about the mutts, and do not believe in paying hundreds of $$ for cute in a pet shop or from a breeder. I think we can safely say that theSepia Train dog, Floyd, is pure mutt material, and the better for it! Somehow, the dog without papers (except the newpapers you put down when he is a wee pup and you are trying to save your floors while training him) seems more grateful to be with you, and therefore, show more affection and loyalty to its people.

Let's raise a glass to toast the fine, faithful, furry .... Mutt! (What wine is appropriate for this, do you think?)

February 16, 2012 9:11 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Indognant ~ mutt who has been taken to the vet for vaccinations, general health check etc and had a thermometer shoved up his bum.

February 16, 2012 9:19 AM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

Boone's Farm Strawberry evolving to Mad Dog 20 20 with your Mutt lying beside you and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band playing on the 8 track. Mr. Bojangles spoke in tears how for 15 years that dog and him traveled about. Angels come in pet form loving our sorry asses when we whine and moan. I'm a mongrel myself believing strongly in unity not uniformity.

February 16, 2012 9:56 AM
Atticus_1 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Bert said...

You CAN teach an old dog new tricks. Put an old dog on your porch on a lazy Summer afternoon, and watch how easy it is to get him to roll over & let you scratch his big floppy ears.

February 16, 2012 9:57 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Here's to the All-American Generic! And I think Ripple is perfectly appropriate.

February 16, 2012 9:58 AM
10photoviewsFirst-comFirst-photo clotheshag said...

Tommy my man, I think you have summed up this website for today.  Animals give us unconditional love.......maybe a few men out there could take a lesson from that statment!  tee hee

February 16, 2012 10:02 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


I have said it before, I'll say it again: The best dog is the one that comes along when you and it need a friend.
It doesn't take the incredibly sappy Dr. Neil Clark Warren and eharmony to determine twenty-six points of compatibility.
It needs a home, you have one… badda-boom, badda-bing.
The mutt thing is a sentimental, Sunday supplement, pseudo-science construct that most dog owners know only one side of and that because dad was too cheap to pay for a dog.
That said, I pretty much just love 'em all.

February 16, 2012 10:19 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Mutt Mantle was Mickey's father. He died at the age of 39 years without having seen his son play in a Yankee uniform. He was a miner (lead and zinc) and died from the benefits of working the mines.  He would finish his shift at 3 pm and start throwing baseballs to his son every day at four.  Legend has it that when Mickey wanted to quit before he reached the show, Mutt drove to Kansas City, started to pack Mickey's bags and told him he could come home and work in the mines.   Mickey decided to stay and play. Pedigree is everything. A genuine, All-American Mutt has it all.

February 16, 2012 10:24 AM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

My brother had a dog back in the 1970's--supposedly she was part coyote--a true American mutt.  She was so smart!  She understood a lot of words, particularly ball, bath, bye-bye car, and many more.  I was a lot younger then with my undue share of heart breaks--she was an excellent listener. I told her all my problems.  She would do anything to fetch a ball. One day, we were cleaning the gutters back at the family home. My father threw a ball on the roof and she climed the ladder to get it.  There was a picture of her, taken from an excellent vantage point that shows her halfway up the ladder--you could see she was smiling--and my father standing watching with his mouth agape.

more on the honor roll
February 16, 2012 10:29 AM
Me 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Cynthia said...

Some of my best friends have been dogs. Right now my furry therapist is a one year old Aussie named Levi. Not a pure breed, he has a touch of mutt on his mama's side, makes him perfect. Always eager to hear what I have to say, never judgmental, and he has a real can do attitude. Especially when it comes to keeping unknown people in their cars when they find it necessary to come on the property or near the truck when we are out and about running errands. Has the most expressive face and tends to give me the "You're joking." look when I tell him he shouldn't chase the cats. I know, I know - he's just herding them.

February 16, 2012 10:35 AM
10photoviewsCom-100First-comFirst-photoHr-1 House Guest said...

A dog is a dog.

February 16, 2012 11:02 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Stoney ~ It appears to me that Wisconsin is as well or
better known for dog breeding and training than other states.  If it is
not another delusion on my part, why so? I have met a beagle breeder (for
research, which to many is the dark side of the business, almost as dark as the
image that the name Vick conjures).  Leerburg in Menomonie is known for
their dogs and training resources.  Then there is the enigmatic novel Edgar Sawtelle set in the wilds of
Wisconsin.  I am sure there must be much more.   Not
that you are in want of stories to share, but what’s the scoop?

 

 

February 16, 2012 12:00 PM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

My best dog story if this one.

I had a good buddy back 25 years ago when I was getting my now defunct Banking career started, and he had this really cool dog of unknown breed. My friend was a trust fund guy who really didn't have to work but did just to please his rich parents and his uber-rich grand parents. I went over to his and his new wife's house one weekend to watch football and toss a few back and noticed his dog was not at home. When I inquired about his where about's, my friend told me he sent him off to be "trained" at the request of his new bride. I assumed that meant the typical, "heel, sit, roll over, fetch...don't crap on the floor" etc, standard stuff.

When the dog returned a month later, Fido (his real name) was just as lively a dog as he had ever been. I had been raised with animals around so Fido and I hit it off immediately, and he seemed genuinely glad to see me post doggie boot camp. I asked my friend if Fido took to the training for which he had paid so dearly, from his handy dandy trust fund and he said he did. He showed me all Fido's newly learned standard operating procedure Dog commands and I was impressed with all Fido had learned.

He also told me his wife had parents that would drop in unannounced and uninvited and he had made provisions in Fido's training for situations such as that. My inquiry about that specific dog skill and it's future implementation was headed down my brain to my mouth when the doorbell rang and on cue his in-laws showed up.

He looked at me with a big smile and simply said "watch this".

My friend greeted his in-laws with gusto and asked them to sit. I introduced myself, just in case they might not remember me from the wedding a few months back. I looked at my buddy and proclaimed that I should be going, so they could enjoy their time together. He nearly kicked me in the knee to get me to stay, so I did. Almost immediately, his Mother in law inquired about Fido's training and could my buddy show her the net result of said training. He obliged and showed them all the commands and everyone in attendance was impressed.

The new bride was making sandwiches for lunch when it happened. The in-laws in question were making their way to the table when my buddy nudged me and said simply "watch this".

He bent over and whispered something quietly to Fido in his doggy ear, and as if on cue the dog took to humping the mother in laws leg with such ferocity I thought Fido might break his own back. The proper Mother in law just sat for a few minutes, I assumed to allow Fido to have his way and be done with it, but Fido never let up. She sat trying to eat her sandwich with Fido looking like a Texas Oil well trying to pump it's payload to the surface or a Sewing machine at full throttle. It only took a few minutes of this action for the mother in law to look at Husband and say "we need to be going".

Of course, the new bride looked at my buddy and curtly said, "he obviously needs to be sent back to training."

As she showed her parents to the door, he looked at me and said quietly:

"That trick cost me an extra five hundred dollars at Doggie boot camp, and worth every penny."

February 16, 2012 12:28 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

From The Shining....

Lloyd: "What'll it be, sir?"

Jack: "Hair of the dog that bit me."

Lloyd: "Bourbon on the rocks."

Jack: "That'll do it." 

February 16, 2012 12:42 PM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

Paolos, the only special dog breeding facilities I know about in WI are all the puppy mills.  I'm not a native, however--I'm sure Stoney has stories...

February 16, 2012 1:01 PM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

PL- Used to have customers in Greeley and Loveland and would always wander up to Estes Park and loved The Stanley Hotel where Stephen King I believe was inspired to write The Shining though the ghosts reported there are quite friendly and civilized I am told. Jack Nicholson was tailor made for that role. A Bourbon or Scotch on the rocks is my preferred Rx though a Bloody Mary at the Admirals Club has made my day a time or three.

February 16, 2012 1:08 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Poor little mop/Swiffer, Malachy.  He's an example of "it's not my fault my owner makes me look like this."  He's got no woof in the argument.  They want him poofed, and he gets poofed.  They want him to swoosh around the room and swoosh he does.   I'm sure that somewhere inside that little body, there's a Fido or a FLOYD alive and well and wishing it could come out.  Meanwhile, Malachy gets to dine on prime rib and gets a fire hydrant with his name on it in Manhattan..............Nah, he doesn't really get a fire hydrant, I made that up.  :)   But he does get some good eats.  Not everyone can be a Floyd, you know.

February 16, 2012 1:09 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


paolos ~
The following does not exactly represent our proudest tradition but it is interesting that the article was done mostly avoiding direct condemnation or even condescension.
A very well done piece… more fact than opinion.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/04/magazine/04dogs.t.html?scp=1&sq=Wisconsin%20puggle%20breeder&st=cse

All I can say about Edgar Sawtelle is: it was worth it and I have set foot in some of those places. That was a good tip… thanks.
There is no shortage of excellent show, pet and gundog breeders in Wisconsin but many live in houses just like the rest of us but with a box of well-bred pups and their dam in a box in the corner of the kitchen.

February 16, 2012 1:20 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Yesterday we were covering our dogs in a wide vatiety of mustards, today we are appreciating them in their natural glory...... Just don't get the days confused.

February 16, 2012 1:29 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

I know I wagged my tale of Pepe', the piranha toy poodle already, so I won't today.....but only because his story is long and my sleep last night way too short....but his nickname may well explain his inhospitable behavior.... He was known as 'old' one nut'

Peace out, and may the fur on your toes grow long and curly and your tails be a waggin'

February 16, 2012 1:40 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Buster was a pug. He was raised with hand fed filet mignon and the run of the huge house. No attempt was made to housebreak him, carpets were simply replaced. I could not help noticing on my occasional visits that his personality was quite amusing in spite of his horrendous upbringing. Out of the blue I learned that his owner was moving to a residential facility immediately and could not take Buster with her. Against my better judgment and the opinions of my kids, cats and other rescue dog, Cooper the beagle (town no-kill shelter--I picked him cause he was so quiet. ha ha.)I brought Buster home. That 11 year old dog immediately found dry dog food delicious and had no problem doing his business outside. The only complaint anyone could find about him was that as a true curmudgeon when the neighbors children played outside, he would sit in a chair and growl til they went inside. I would love to meet a human as adaptable as Buster turned out to be. Still miss his editorial comments.

February 16, 2012 1:42 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

I read Edgar Sawtelle, too, and although I felt his connection to his dogs, I hated the ending of the book...It seemed to me there should have been a better way to wrap up that story! He deserved better. JMHO

Years ago my favorite dog stories were Goodbye My Lady, and Old Yeller, then when I taught middle school several years, the pick for poignant dog story became Where the Red Fern Grows. All great love-of-the-dog books and films.

February 16, 2012 1:51 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

The Granddaughter loved Benji the film from the first viewing, and saw it dozens of times, and then Lady and the Tramp came along, and the 101 Dalmatians, Snow Buddies (and all the Buddy series), and of course, Lassie and Rin Tin Tin! Among the dog heroes of old, remember Bullet, Roy's canine.

How many other movie dogs or famous dogs can we think of? I know, they are not all mutts, but many are, or at least mixed breeds. No Pug Zhus however,
Then there are the hero dogs who save humans, and many mutts there ...bravehearts all.....some noble faces for you....

http://www.dogguide.net/25-hero-dogs.php

February 16, 2012 2:01 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Stoney - I appreciated your pointing out the grammar involved in Mr. P's headline...Every Dog Should Have His Day....would have been correct...the other is vernacular, but not grammatical. (His Day or Its Day would be good.)

February 16, 2012 2:10 PM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

In the News, I read in yesterday's morning newspaper, that a local royalty dog, Kato, Hungarian Vizla, from Ford City, Pennsylvania, the home of Pittsburgh Plate Glass, leading glass manufacturer of the world...est. approx. 1886; Kato big WIN was a cover story and even the dog picture... drove the value up alone in an interesting read for this brilliant dog! Royalty Dog, "Whew Who Wonderful,...."****As a child hopefully pionts out to Mom and Dad, and says, "Please, pretty please, can I have that Dog, Kato, in the Newpaper Picture?" Mom and Dad reply, "Sure is a Beauty!"

February 16, 2012 2:19 PM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

My sister raised German short haired pointers. She showed in field trials and breed them. They lived in the house and when a bitch came to breed, she lived in the house.
Her last dog was so sweet and died in her sleep. Addie was so puppy like at 13 and we all loved her.
Now she has a "designer" dog that the breeder didn't like the way she turned out. Her name is Sadie. She looks just like my Yorkie, Chou Chou. We adore her.

February 16, 2012 2:34 PM
Img00274-20110613-1309 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 l marjorie said...

When I was a  young girl I read an abridged copy of Beautiful Joe over and over again.  Joe was a "cur" who was abused by his original owner who voilently cut off his ears and tail.  He was subsequently rescued by a young woman and lived pretty happily after that as I remember.  His short ears made him very odd looking, thus the name Beautiful Joe.  I loved that book.

February 16, 2012 2:42 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

More typose than usual, as I had an ophthalmological procedure just now, but I cannot lt this pass without referring, as did others, to our loyal Floyd, who's in the same category with my own childhood dog, Skippy, and the diog who brought up my children, Bullet.
 
Villagers know their stories, so I won't put you to sleep by reminiscing again.
 
I, too, receive Meriam-Webster's Word of the Day, and, like Mr. P., reckoned there's a sense of humor there, as I read the etiology of "mutt" and later watched the Westminster Dog Show. A friend shows dogs, and I fully appreciate the work involved in preparation and training, but regardless of judges' remarks about what good pets a dog makes, I've had such fine luck with mutts, I'll stick with them.  Here, Floyd, here, Floyd, here boy...good dog...hop up on thesepia train with me.
 
(Mr. Editor, forgive me; I can't help myself: "Every dog should have HIS day" Oh dear! If you can't bear to use good ol'-fashioned (yes, I'm an anachronism) "his," recast the sentence, oh, please. This one hurts; is unworthy of you.  Then there's the optional "All dogs must have their day."  Plural requires plural; singular, singular.  I appreciate you n o less, for my criticism.) 

February 16, 2012 3:24 PM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

Posted a picture of the Allegheny River Bridge over Ford City...on Community Page...Have a nice day! Yesterday i saw the Movie Gray about the wolves of Alaska and their animal behaviors...the movie was ok...because the langauge was sometimes rough...it had suspense and action...loved the Mountain scenery...etc.
 

February 16, 2012 3:36 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


So, Mooseloop & Georgia ~
We are in agreement: the guy who does the headlines should mind their p's and q's.
(that hurts even as a joke)

Andy ~
Step into the way-back machine...
http://www.petermanseye.com/photos/578271



February 16, 2012 3:45 PM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

This is the best performance of Mr Bojangles.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcfUjIguSs
I haven't seen it today.

February 16, 2012 4:19 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

That I love and appreciate y'all, to a man and woman.

February 16, 2012 5:02 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Georgia ~
A mutual sentiment to be sure.

February 16, 2012 5:02 PM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

UMMGAWA ~ THAT is a funny story. You oughta write another book.

 

STONEY ~ Thank you.  I have 5 more pages left to read.

 

HOUSE GUEST ~ I thought I was a man of few words.

 

MISS KORTHAL ~  Sammy’s
the best.  He even looks like a sad eyed
puppy.

 

MISS GEORGIA ~ I think I speak for everyone here…We love you
too.

February 16, 2012 5:21 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 spring rain said...

I think these dog shows are predjuiced against large dog breeds.  It seems that every year the small dog wins. 

February 16, 2012 5:50 PM
Pecos_tommy 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Tommy Typical said...

As a boy with a book in hand hiking to my vantage point on Walden Ridge, Jack London said it all to me ...adventure and Buck was Every Dog and in fact an image of Every Man yanked from the comfort of the ordinary and destined for adventure to find out what stuff he was made of and how he could be of great use. "He was older than the days he had seen and the breaths he had drawn. He linked the past with the present, and the eternity behind him throbbed through him in a mighty rhythm to which he swayed as the tides and seasons swayed." We are becoming so disconnected from ourselves and often take our pets there, too.

February 16, 2012 6:03 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


Spring ~
Among recent Westminster BIS winners have been a Newfoundland and Scottish Deerhound and they don't come much bigger than that… which is nice.

February 16, 2012 6:03 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

TONEY include me in the couldn't stand to look at it all day club. We're spoiled and we have high standards. But still....

February 16, 2012 6:14 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

uh, thats STONEY

February 16, 2012 7:30 PM
293 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-5 rings90 said...

Well I don't know if the dogs are having their day today - But.. Rings certianly had hers.  I was offered & accepted the Job in Madison otday - I will be starting there in April.  I am SO EXCITED!!!  Thank You to everyone in the Village for your good thoughts & Prayers these last few weeks.  Martini's in the Club Car on Me & Yes even Flyod gets 1 tonite :-) 
  

February 16, 2012 8:07 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

RINGS...................yay, I get to wish you the first village congratulations, but certainly NOT the last! Really happy for you and I hope you are celebrating this weekend!
 
STONEY.....................I agree, I love all dogs & all dogs need love. And treats. And a cat friend. And a soft bed......................
 
MOOSE................Ahhhhhhhhhhh, Where the Red Fern Grows.....................When I taught 6th grade I used to read this. I could NOT get thru the end, so I had to get a guest reader. It is one of the best books ever I think. I am tearing up just thinking about it.
 
CHEFD....................who is this TONEY? Is he Italian? A large nose, black hair, loves spaghetti, dogs, and women? So cruel of you to keep him all to yourself..................TOOOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( that's my Stella yell Toney, call me.............................)

February 16, 2012 8:11 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Rings, good on you...great on you! Thet are so fortunate to have you on their side.

February 16, 2012 8:14 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 spring rain said...

Stoney,I was speaking of the dog show that comes on Thanksgiving Day in the US.  I do not get the channel that had the Westminister Show. . I cannot justify paying extra money for cable.  TV is not that important to me.  Whatever the other show is, they ALWAYS choose a small breed dog.  I don't know why I bother watching it because it always disappoints.

February 16, 2012 8:31 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Indeed, Guest, indeed.  No one could say it better than you.    Got any pretzels on you?

February 16, 2012 8:32 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

YAY RINGS!!! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU IT'S COMING OUT IN ALL CAPS!!  WELL DONE LADY!!

February 16, 2012 8:35 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

Oh Moose!  Old Yeller is the saddest dog story ever, don't you think?  Worse than all the Lassie stories put together, and they made me so worried...How about The Incredible Journey?  Oh just shoot me.  Why do animal stories have to be fraught (good word?!) with anxiety and death?  Where's the Happy Dog stories?  They probably wouldn't sell...

February 16, 2012 8:36 PM
1-dscn1106-4 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 PARK4 said...

By the way, who's got Floyd, our Number 1 Cur?

February 16, 2012 8:45 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


rings ~

YEE HAW!!
And it should not conflict with Fat Tuesday… at least this year.
The good taste and judgement of the Madison crowd is to be commended.

spring rain ~
There is a solution: get to know and fall for some small dogs.
They're like Irish guys in bars: they don't know they're small and they are fearless.
I really like some of them.

February 16, 2012 9:06 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

rings90----congrats!   hope it's all that you anticipate and more!

February 16, 2012 9:19 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

Excellent news rings90!

February 16, 2012 9:43 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

ONGRATS RINGS!

February 16, 2012 10:41 PM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

Rigns90  a special thumbs up on the successful career change..for you... ;) ....your happy, the village is happy, too.

February 17, 2012 12:13 AM
28961 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 Ummgawa said...

Rings..Madison..Georgia? Either way, Waahoo!

February 17, 2012 8:40 AM
Poison_dart_frog_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 Miss Blue said...

CONGRATS, RINGS !

February 17, 2012 9:42 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 George Hall said...

Is anyone here old enough to remember the Lassie books? ..Lassie Come Home?

February 17, 2012 10:53 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...


George Hall ~
Didn't read the book but the moving picture show was great with a cast including:
Roddy McDowell    
Donald Crisp
Dame May Whitty
Edmund Gwenn
Nigel Bruce (Sherlock's Watson)
Elsa Lanchester
And…
Elizabeth Taylor

Honor Roll


My brother had a dog back in the 1970's--supposedly she was part coyote--a true American mutt.&nb...

-l marjorie

Feb. 16, 2012 10:24 AM

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