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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

All Worn Out...and Humane Society Event

Aren't these adorable pictures of Jennifer's Annabelle and Zander, who were "dog tired" after the Doggiepalooza event at the dog park last weekend.Jennifer has four Poms, one of the cutest dogs there is. They always look so alert, perky and ready for a good adventure!

Has anyone else been to the Bark Park since it opened? Jennifer, how do the dogs behave with each other? Any fights? Are there hoses available if dogs do get into fights? That's what I worry about.

Hope as many people as possible come to the Humane Society fundraiser on Saturday. Here is the latest email from them about the event: "Fellow Friends of Animals,
Several local musicians will be donating their talents for a Beatles-themed fundraiser for the Clarksville Humane Society at the Ice House Café this coming Sat., June 2. Lee Erwin from 5-Star Radio & Sadie from Z97.5 will be emceeing the event… so you KNOW it’s going to be GOOD!

"Please join us between 12:30pm-6pm (or anytime in between) for music, drinks, karaoke, silent auction and so much more. If we pack the House (Ice House, that is) perhaps this will become an annual event!"

So pass the word on to all your friends! Of course, some of us Pet People who can make it will be going to dinner afterward and on to see "The Full Monty" at the Roxy. Come for all or part of the day and help the Humane Society. And if you can't make it all all, you can still send a donation!

posted by Sandy at 5/29/2007 08:05:00 AM


Blogger Melissa said...

We often take our dogs to the dog park. We have rarely seen any problems. For the most part, it is mostly responsible pet owners that keep an eye on their pets. I have even seen one responsible pet owner tell someone else (whose dog was acting aggressively) that it might be better if they left, as their dog was the one causing problems. That person did leave right away and kind of looked ashamed that someone had to tell him.

But mostly the dogs get along fine. Everyone seems to police the dogs and keep an eye out. My one dog can occasionally play too rough (she likes to wrestle, but doesn't understand that smaller dogs like beagles, etc. can't wrestle with a 60 pound dog as well). When that happens, we put her in "time out" for a few minutes (on the leash), and then let her back off. After that, she is always fine.

But the dog park offers a great place to talk to other dog owners. I know many of the regulars and I am always "Marley's and Daisy's mom", no one knows each other by our real names. And it gives our younger dog a real chance to run and burn some energy that she can't do at home, as our fenced yard is much smaller. She loves to be chased and can usually find someone to chase her in a big circle 30 or 40 times and is usually asleep in the car on the way home!

We are very thankful for the dog park and that most of the owners are pretty responsible. Oru biggest complaint is not with the dogs, but with young children. Parents let little ones (under the age of 6-7, etc.) take off running and when the dogs run with them and kids get knocked down, the parents are mad at the other dogs. The dogs can't help it that kids trip over them, some of them have a natural instinct to chase.

So please, enjoy the dog park. It's a great way to exercise your dogs and meet new people. Please be responsible and watch out for your own dogs and clean up after them and we will all have the dog park to enjoy!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 8:42:00 AM  
Blogger pearcehart said...

Although we haven't been to the dog park here yet, we were regulars at the dog parks in Fresno. It's a great opportunity for dogs to socialize. Dogs are pack animals and they like to be with other dogs. They do have a "getting to know you" sniff fest when a dog enters the park. They smell each other and then they all take off.

Our Max LOVES Big dogs even though he is usually 1/4 their size. Aimee, dog princess, doesn't like to be sniffed and usually lets other dogs know but she never gets aggressive as in fighting. She raises her lip and that lets them know she doesn't like it and then they all know to leave her alone. They work it out in their doggie heads and then they all play. Aimee usually sits near us so that she can protect us from danger. She takes her job very seriously.

Max trundles off to play with the other dogs.

Charlie was new to us and only went to the dog park a couple of times. He is most happy chasing a ball... any ball.

Since we moved here, I have been unable to drive so and hubby's work schedule has made it difficult for us to get to the park. Hopefully we can get there soon as the dogs SO love it. We have to call it the DP because they know what Dog Park is and go nuts with excitement.

I have rarely seen real fights. Somehow the dogs all know it is "neutral" territory. The dog parks in Fresno didn't allow small children in the dog parks because of the hazards of falling down and the "land mines". Even though most people police their doggie deposits, some are missed, and I cringe when I see people walking barefoot in the dog park. We always carried a supply of baggies and offered them to anyone who needed one.

Most dog park people are very concientious people. They watch their dogs and step in when needed.

One should always release a dog from it's leash when entering the park as it's vulnerable when on a leash. We have seen many new park visitors with their dogs on leashes overwhelmed when a whole pack of dogs rushes their dog on the leash. The leashed dog is vulnerable because it is on a leash. So please unleash your dog when you enter. Let the dogs do their thing and all will be fine.

I highly recommend taking dogs to dog parks. To the dogs, it's Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween and all the other fun holidays rolled into one.


Tuesday, May 29, 2007 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

HEllo everybody.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

HEllo everybody.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

ok--I stuttered--It's taken me all morning to get into the blog--don't know what the trouble was, but I finally stumbled in. We drove down to the fairgrounds on Saturday to see the Dog Park. I didn't even know we had one in Clarksville until I "heard" you all talk of it. We will have to take Lucy and Charlie--they LOVE to ride in the car car.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 12:59:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

I just cannot say it enough Jennifer, your babies are just plain adorable! They love to pose for pictures and are always smiling for the camera! With all that smiling and love around, I bet you are always happy as well!!!

Do you give the babies fur cuts? It appears their fur is short under their cute polo shirts and I was just wondering. You know I am a bit crazy about keeping the fur out of the house so my babies get fur cuts…

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 2:22:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Okay, guys, let's get a show in support of the Humane Society at the Ice House on Saturday. Then head over to the Blackhorse for dinner. It'll be FUN!!!!!!!!

Those of us that confirmed for the Roxy have seats lined up, but if others decide this week they want to go, you can still get tickets. They might not be with us, but I can tell you where we will be, and you can get as close as they have. It will be loads of fun, and the guys at the Roxy put on one heck of a show. I have not seen anything disappointing there in the last 10 years that I have been going. They manage to do the most with the least, and it is always, without question, top notch. If you've never been, this is a great chance to experience the Roxy, in an adult only atmosphere. YAY!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 2:24:00 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

One more note about the dog park... we have found that the people that take time out of their days to drive (some from way across town) to the dog park to let their dogs run and have fun, tend to be responsible about their dogs. Those who don't really care about what their dogs are doing don't usually take the time to drive out there and then stand around while their dogs sniffs every blade of grass there. That seems to be what we have found, I am sure that there are exceptions to that rule, but so far has held true.

Please feel free to try the dog park out, my dogs would be more than happy to make more friends, especially if they want to chase them around and around in a big circle!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 2:59:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Can I ask a silly question? Is the fund raiser a humans only, or can the babies come with us?

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 3:04:00 PM  
Blogger O'Malley said...

Hi Ya'll,
Been a long week and I have missed blogging. Pam, how is Flyboy? I wish you could have been at the formal and the other wonsa stuff. I would have enjoyed seeing you(and drinking with you!).

Jennifer, your babies are adorable. Do they smile all the time? They look so darn cute all dressed up.

I can't believe I am writing this but we ahave a new baby. We got the boxer I had mentioned,"Rocky" on Sunday and he is just a big, goofy,loveable clown. I felt very strange/guilty getting another dog so soon after my Harley died. But I realized I was being very selfish. Harley was MY baby, my shadow. She was pretty much a couch potato and not very interactive anymore with anyone other than me...but she was my couch potato darn it. Anyways, I have found that my hubby is absolutely taken with Rocky. I am seeing that he has really missed having a dog around and he is totally eaten up with this dog.We were shocked to find that Rocky loves the swimming pool. We can't keep him out of it....even tho he can't swim. So my hubby went and bought him a float of his own. He told me he bought him a float and I said "You bought the dog a float?" he said " well,...I got it for you but I think it will be good for the dog too." The dog is already bumped me out of my number one position. Oh well. He is very cute. He is 7 months old, unfortunately NOT house trained..but he will be soon. I have pictures from him swimming with us this weekend. Maybe I can get Sandy to sneak them into the blog.

Well, we are off to the ballpark for the evening. Have a great afternnon everyone!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 4:33:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Shannon O'Malley!!!!!!!! See, we told you it would happen if it was right. Remember, I said my Lucy needed me?? Well, it seems that your Steve needed "Rocky". It works out that way. You don't need to feel guilty at all!!! Harley would want her mommy to be happy!!! You know that. She has a big enough heart to share you with a new boxer. She knows that no one will ever take her place in your heart. She will always be there. Rocky has his own spot. I'm glad for you all.

Brett, I'm sorry to say that this particular function is for people only. The Humane Society does alot of things that involve people AND their pets, but since this is a public establishment (FOOD and DRINK), the pet option doesn't really exist this time.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 8:40:00 PM  
Blogger k9rescue said...


Tuesday, May 29, 2007 11:48:00 PM  
Blogger k9rescue said...

Jeepers, this Google log in is a PAIN! I tried blogging a couple of nights ago... and well, not that I'm complaining to be so much busier than everyone else... BUT, it was giving me a hard time & I had to give up. And, I went to bed fuming because I wasted so much time typing up what I thought to be a witty reply (now, I don't even remember what I was blogging about)... I hate wasting time. Okay, I feel better now. :)

To answer your question "B" - the HS Ice House Cafe event is for people only to my knowledge. However, you are welcome to call them & see if they will allow pets. And, if so... be sure to let us all know so we can spread the word like hotfire!

I too was at the dog part last weekend. I couldn't BELIEVE how many Dachschunds there were. And, German Shepherds. And, pit bulls... LOTS of pit bulls. It was SO nice to see so many pets getting along. I was there the entire time & didn't witness one spat at all. Of course, my Nikki accompanied me... she's a 10 year old Shepherd that is far too "proper" to play! If I stuck her in the fenced area, she would have sat next to the perimeter never taking her eyes off of me! My other 2 are older too, so we never go to the dog park... exept to watch the other dogs run around.

There was a Collie mix that was clearly in doggy heaven. Everytime I looked at her she had a LEAST 3-4 dogs hot on her tail. She was clearly the perfect "personality" for a dog park... lots of energy... and just the right attitude to get along with anyone! It was a joy to watch!

Good night, everyone!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 11:57:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

oh well, it was going to be such a full day that I wanted to bring the babies to the fundraiser so that they would not lose out on our quality time.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:47:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I must take Scooter to the dog park one of these days. Maybe sometime this summer we can plan a Pet People trip. Amy, I don't know why you had such a problem with Google, though Brett did the other day too, and I know Shannon did a while back and had to sign up with another name. Anyone know what's going on? What kind of problem did you have?

Brett, you can always take a break from the Ice House, or come later, so you can give the doggies their attention. Since you live downtown, you can do that a few times during the day. We would not want Lucy, Charlie and Pearl to miss out on weekend time with daddy! Or you can walk them over and hang out outside with them if it is nice and we can all fawn over them.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:00:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Melissa, I wanted to say that your discription of the park makes me more likely to go, as it sounds like you've been there quite a lot. I will definately have to go and check it out and see how Scooter does. He listens well and is only bossy here at his own home with his siblings.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:04:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Well, I asked about the pooch attendance because I didn't know if it was an outside or inside event. Probably a good thing it's inside cuz they say it's going to rain all weekend. Oh--we were wondering if anyone might be up for a night cap after the Roxy? I'm not sure what time the show will let out, but if I'm going to have a night out, might as well go all the way! We could go to the pub and load the juke box up with 80's music and make the kids squirm. It would be fun. ANYWAY, I am really looking forward to Saturday and am also looking forward to a dog park experience soon.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:08:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Hellllooooo, Brett!!!!!!! I am totally up for a night cap after the play, and if I had to bet, I'd say the safe money is for Sandy to be also. We never miss out on the opportunity to have an adult beverage and talk trash!! I planned to bring that up myself, so I'm glad you beat me to the punch. Dragon has to go to work after the play, so he can't go. :( What about you Pam?????

And, maybe some of Sandy's crazy co-workers that work the second shift might want to meet up with us after work too. Let's just have a PARTY!!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:25:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Fly Boy is doing great so far and healing well. We sure hated missing the wonsa stuff, first time in years we've missed all of it. I would have loved drinking with you too. We'll make up for it at the next function. Hope you guys ahd a great time.
Congratulations on your new baby Rocky! That was so sweet that he got the float, I bet he loves it.

Stacey, I'm in for the nightcap! As long as I have a ride home I'm ok. Fly Boy is planning to go to the fundraiser and to the B;ackhorse for dinner with us but is going home after that. He did say if The Boss is going to be at the regular car showing at Wedny's parking lot that he might take his car up there and hang out for awhile so Sandy is he going up there?
Brett I look forward to meeting you and Jeremy as well. I do believe you are one of us.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:37:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Sounds good to me! I am having The Boss drive me to the event and I will be calling him for a ride home, as I won't drink and drive, so it can't be too too late or I'll hear it later. I will call work later and invite the crew to come after work. Where might we be going? Let's keep it downtown close to the Roxy if that's okay?

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:39:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Well if I'm gonna have the night cap, I may as well order the night shirt too, LOL! Wonderful--we'll just have a big ole time.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:41:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Pam, The Boss usually goes to that thing on Saturdays, around 5:30 or 6, but I'll see if he wants to come eat with us and then leave after that for the car club. I'll let you know!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:42:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

I was thinking the Pub--it's where we've always go when we venture out. The Deli always has a cover and LOUD entertainment, and the OTT doesn't serve alcohol. I would like to be somewhere we can talk and hear each other.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:49:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Just went and spoke to The Boss, and he said he will join us at the Blackhorse for dinner and then he'll go on to car club by Wendy's after.

Stacy, we'll probably need reservations at the Blackhorse won't we? What time does the play start? 8? Reservations at 6?

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 8:49:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Sounds good Brett. Stacy doesn't drink beer, so she needs a full bar. LOL. We've been to the Pub before.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:16:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Full bar---finally someone that speaks my language

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:36:00 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

How does one become one of these Pet People? I would be interested in meeting people who not only love their dogs as much as we do, but also like to enjoy some cocktails from time to time. Are you accepting new members?

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:48:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Hmmmm--Sandy, was the Pub the place we went with Brett (not this one) and Wallace??? When you got EXTREMELY SNOCKERED and played bad pool??? If it is, they don't have a full bar, but they do serve those Bacardi malt beverage thingies that I like. No whiskey, but I guess I can survive without. Less likely to get stupid that way. And, if you are out too late for the Boss, you can sleep on my couch again. No fans!!! If you can stand the mess!! LOL

Brett, what's the OTT??? I can't figure that one out??

Umm, I didn't know if the Blackhorse does reservations?? If so, that would be a good idea since it will be Saturday. I will get my list out and do a head count and call and find out. Yes, play is at 8, and since we have reserved seats, we don't have to be there too early. Just in time to get tickets at the window and settle in. So, I think 6 would be fine for dinner.

This is getting funner and funner by the minute!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:48:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Melissa Girl, you ARE one of us if you post here!!!! Just come to the Ice House Saturday afternoon for the Humane Society fundraiser and join us. Some of us met a few weeks ago for dinner at Don Poncho when Skeeter was in town. Before that, no one except Sandy and I actually knew each other. And, Brett and Jeremy are new to the blog, so we will be "meeting" them in person for the first time on Saturday.

JOIN US!!! Shall I add two more to the reservations at the Blackhorse for dinner??? If you want to go to the Roxy also, you will need to call and get your own reservations, since I have already made ours. We are sitting in the 6th row of the center section.

It will be fun!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 9:57:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Melissa, Pet People are simply people who post here about their pets! On Saturday we are meeting at the Humane Society fundraiser at the Ice House, which is 12:30 to 6 pm, then we are going for a bite to eat at the Blackhorse, then to the play at the Roxy, then a nightcap! Come and join us!

The Pub, Stacey, is upstairs at the Blackhorse, right Brett? We were just there not long ago on our last night out. The OTT is the Old Town Tavern, THAT is where I was playing pool that infamous night with the other Brett, so you are familiar with that place as well.

So Melissa, please join us!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:01:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Yes, Pub is upstairs black horse--and if they were out of Whiskey--it was because I drank it all--OTT is the Ole Town Tavern (dump).And Sandy, if you can play pool as bad as Jeremy, you just found a kindred spirit! I just like to sit and watch it all-- I don't play well with others-tee hee. Melissa JOIN US!!! It will be our first fro into this mix, might as well get in as many new faces as possible.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Shannon, I am so happy about Rocky! I just knew in my heart that he would work out for your family! Don’t feel one bit of guilt over getting him so soon after Harley. You could never replace Harley but Rocky can sure help fill some empty voids as my girls did when Skeeter left us.

Oh, how I envy y'all!!! I want to be in the middle of everything come Saturday but not going to happen this time! I really do wish I could be there with y’all in more ways then one. I grew up near downtown and as children, we would walk to town with our grandmother to pay bills, shop and watch movies at the Roxy. I have such fond memories of downtown Clarksville. Who will be in charge of keeping Dragon on his best behavior with the wenches? Please take pictures and notes and let me know all about what fun I missed out on… Maybe some day, Clarksville will have a job for the Saint and we can move back home and be at all the events! Until then, I will try to make it home when I can… Raise a glass for me at some point!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:30:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Brett, actually I am a pretty good pool player, and when I was in the Air Force I used to play with a bar team. I was just a bit buzzed the night Stacy mentioned. I mixed the grape and the grain, which is never a good idea. I will stick to Vodka Saturday. However, it's been a long time since I played, but I would LOVE to play a game of pool with anyone willing!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

I can do that for you Skeeter. Was it just the one glass raising that you wanted, or am I free to set my own number? My toasts get better the more times I raise a glass--lol

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:35:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

ok--who wants to form the sideline posse who sits and makes fun of all the other people like southern white trash? Sandy, Jeremy will play Pool with you I'm sure. For some strange reason he just loves the agony of defeat. Gee, I hope we get out of the show in time to get a table or two. They open the upstairs @ 9 (somebody check me on this) and it fills up retty quickly depending on whats going on downtown.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

OH!! I guess I never realized the upstairs at the Blackhorse had a separate name. Goes to show how observant I am, huh??? Now that I think about it, there is a sign outside that says Pub, but I just thought that was part of the regular Blackhorse. Weeee!!!! They DO have whiskey there. I was thinking of the other place when I said they didn't have whiskey.

Um, Sandy, "a bit buzzed"???? Uh, okay, if that is how you want to remember it. I can think of a much better phrase for it, but this is a family paper after all....

Brett, the last time Sandy and I were in the Pub, we went after she got off work on a Saturday night, so it would have been 10 or later when we got there, and we had no problem getting a table. The play should let out around 10, or a little sooner. That is the norm anyway.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:46:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Good. We can have at least an hour or so of fun--I don't wanna leave the babies too long--that will give them at least 5 hours of snooze time. They lay on the bed and sleep mostly when we're out of the house. We live just down the street, so even if we just run home and take them potty really quick and check their water, that will still work out fine.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:50:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

ok--I have to get back to work and get something accomplished--SANDY-good luck at the vet! MELISSA-put your hook in the water for Saturday night, you might catch a whopper of a story to tell--Skeeter, you will be with us in spirit( you can pick which spirit-lol)Shannon-Blessings to you and little Rocky-cant wait for the pics--STACY-(AKA Jane Beam)we are going to have a blast!!!
Talk to you guys later!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 11:01:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Oh gosh, your party has not even started and I am missing it already! Brett, raise as many glasses as your little heart desires! The Saint and I will probably be on the lake that day and I may raise a glass of my own Saturday night!
Drive and walk safe all!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Okay, Brett, that is a little freaky..... There are LOTS of whiskeys out there, and we are in Mr Jack's backyard after all. But, you just happened to throw out the name of the one whiskey that I am loyal to--BEAM!! How karmic is that??? We must have been drinking buds in a past life or something.

Hmmmm.....I sense mayham a-coming....and its name is PET PEOPLE!!!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 12:38:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

MayHEM a-comin? Is that at the same time as the Ole dinner bell will be a-clangin? LOL!! As a proud decendant of veterans of the war between the states and of the great state of TN, I admire a girl that can be southern and WRITE southern too!!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

P.S. Jack is way too bitter--it tatses like the charcoal barrel they keep it in. Beam is SMMMOOOTHH, and highly numbing.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 12:55:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Shucks, suh. Did my southern belle come out of hiding?? I had to laugh at some of Pam's comments on the other topic about the "Deep South" and how people from down there think people here are northerners. Well, she's dead on. I am one of those from the "Deep South", and I have told Sweetie on many occassions that this is too far north to suit me. Yes, I have called him a Yankee before. Sorry, Daisylouu. And no offense to you other native Tennesseans. Ya'll caint help it......

Hmmmm, yes Brett. I can always tell when the drink mixture is appropriate by the numbness of my nose. It's like a barameter of sorts.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 1:11:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Oh, I forgot to mention on that last post. No reservations at the Blackhorse, unless you are booking one of the private rooms for a large group. I thought I had tried to do that once before and they didn't allow it. For once, I remembered correctly.

So, someone will have to be the designated Blackhorse table-getter and head over there before the rest of us leave the Ice House. We'll plot that all out while we are there.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 1:15:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

oh my dear, I call Jeremy a yankee at least ten times a day--he's from North Dakota (ok--it's west of the mason dixie

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 1:52:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Oh, good. Sandy won't be the only Yankee among us...

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:34:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Well, I try not to use the "Y" word in mixed company. I mean, come on, Clarksville is 98% transplant because of the military, and wheh I truely think about it, as long as we're all on the same side of the flag, I'm willing to let the Mason Dixie line (whihc runs thru my front yard by the way) slide alittle bit north.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:50:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

I always tell Jeremy that I did the three things my grandmother told me not to do
1) I coupled with an Army person
2.) ****censored****
3.) I coupled with a yankee.
But she would have loved him to death just like I do.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 3:54:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

oh and a note on the Stacey's barameter nose---My test is this--if you can close your eyes, and can't feel the room still moving around you--and if you can open them and not have the room spin--your in good shape.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:03:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Stacy is a former marine, so she's a big marine snob. She always makes fun of me, as I was in the Air Force. I'm sure she holds the Army a step above the Air Force. I know it to be pure jealously, but I let her have her fun. LOL.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:27:00 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Thanks for the invite, Pet People. I would love to come and join you and meet all the other crazy Pet lovers, but already have plans for the weekend. I will try to make it next time and will keep an eye on the blogs for the next event. Thanks for making me feel welcome... it is okay if I'm a Yankee though, right? Had the misfortune of being born in PA and finally ended up where I belong, here in the South! And I wouldn't move back for a million dollars! Well, maybe a million...

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 4:38:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

I am in Georgia also known as the Deep South! A while back the paper reported that the gold finch birds were headed back “north” from their winter flocking here. Guess where north is???? Northern South Carolina! Now I thought that was funny as heck...

Am I the only Pet People born and raised in Clarksville Tennessee with no Ft. Cambell ties???? Just wondering and how ironic I am currently in GA and not TN and the Saint has ties with Ft. Gordon…

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 5:38:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Actually Sandy, in my eyes, the Air Force trumps the Army. We'll discuss that more in detail on Saturday. Oh, and that is Marine, with a capital M.


Wednesday, May 30, 2007 6:25:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Dang people where do I start? So many things I want to say. Ok, the Pub first, does anyone beside me remeber when the Black Horse was still just the"PUB"? well it was then it became the Black Horse Pub then The Black Horse, with the upstairs then Then now the Black Horse with The Pub upstairs, whew, I'm tired now. Anyway it always had a total full bar, no reservations unless it was a Hail & Farewell or other big party but--if you have several people wanting to have lunch or dinner you do need to request one or two of the big booths ( they have two total ) that seats about ten or twelve people. They are in the no smoking section.
Stacey girl, I am so surprised to learn you are a deep southerner, you are not a snob like most! I do understan though because I ahve gotten taht same comment from enlisted Army wives who said I was nice and didn't act like other officers wives. I bet Shannon had gotten that same thing too, right Shannon? Anyway you get my gist, you know how them other southern people can be. And on the Beam thing, well girl ya know it's got to be smooth cause it's made in Kentucky, my home state. It's so smooth but got just the right kick to it.
Skeeter, honey I so wish you were goin to be here this weekend to join in the fun, we will miss you. I too will have a drink or two or three for you and also a couple for The Saint as well. Can't leave him out now. And I do believe you are our orignal Clarksvillian here. You need to get back home!
Shannon, could it be possible that your daughter might want to celebrate with just her friends a lttle later on in the evening and you could maybe join us for the night cap? Would be nice if you could.
Melissa, girl, you shure do know the right thing to say. Saying you belong hre in the South with us is so sweet. You certainly are welcome to join us, not only just here in the pet blog but in the South itself! Unlike the Deep South ( as Stacey can firsthand attest ) we will accept and welcome Yankees into the fold to become one of us! So welcome aboard! As for the million dollars to move back, well course you would honey but once you got it you could come back after a proper ammount of time. Nobody would want you to be just plain stupid when it comes to money. Think how much you could help the sweet animals with a million bucks. We're all waiting on that one.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:01:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Having visited 42 of the 50 states I have to say that I prefer southern states. I was born in Texas which is a south of its' own kind. LOL! Does it count that it was an ARMY hospital and only there because daddy was stationed there? We got out as soon as we could! I'm SO jealous that I can't be there! I defenetly have to make a trip there SOON! Someone could pay me a million dollars to move out of Virginia. We decided we are on the 3 year plan. 3 more years here MAX! and then we are moving. The Foremans fathers family is from parts of Alabama that I would classify as the Deep Deep Deep South. They are places that you could not pay me enough to go back to. I guess that's why The Foreman doesn't talk to that side of the family anymore. FEW!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:42:00 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Who's on Drgon Watch that night? Someone needs to be!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 7:43:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

Why, Adrienne and Skeeter, whatever do you mean??? I am the purest fount of moderation and decorum. You make me sound like I need a babysitter. Tsk tsk.

I'm sorry I have been away from the blog so much lately. Slave driver Guinevere has had me doing castle improvements, and I didn't think I would ever be able to spread my wings again. I may have to throw her back in the dungeon. She tends to forget who is the lord and master of our kingdom.

Melissa, welcome to our fold. I am always happy to add another wench to my harem. Don't let these fanatics frighten you away. I will take you under my wings and offer you guidance.

Long lost sister Pam, I am so glad to hear that Fly Boy is recovering well. Just remember--DRUGS = GOOD. Hang in there.

Well, I must go off to the bedchamber for some much deserved rest. We can all catch up on Saturday.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:07:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Stacey, Stacey, my dear friend, how can you say such a thing with me and Shannon being the devoted ARMY WIVES that we are. Ok, we may be retired but Shannon and honey aren't. Now being Bight Stalker wives is a bit different as that is almost like a seperate branch as we are special ops but it is still Army! So just shame on you. At least we know you still love us even if you do have a adversion to the branch of service we are loyal to. Maybe I shouldn't speak for Shannon as she can tell you what she thinks but that is my opinion.
Dragon brother boy, good to finally hear from you again. And good as those drugs were Fly Boy is now off of them and happily so since he can now have his beloved Beast. The one thing we never never do is mix any drugs with alcohol. In my days of medical experience have seen too many bad things in that situation. So, it all comes down to one or the other, drugs or alcohol but never together.
Now on the play are you going to get wild on us and jump on stage with the fellas to dance? We know how you may have to show the other guys just how confident and proud our big ole bad fire breathing dragon is. I guess since Guinevere has given you such a hard time lately that means she will be back in the dungeon Sat. and not be allowed out to play (pun pun ) with us. The rest of us will really have to keep a watch on you for her. I may need to get you to drop me off at home on your way to work after the play since I can't handle the smoke. I know you will be going close to my house on your way to work so if that will work ireally appreciate it. I mean waht are brotehrs for if not to take care of thier sisters?Right bro?
O yea gang, we need to make sure all those not going with us will be ready to bail us out in case we get a bit too wild at the play.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007 10:36:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Melissa, I too am from PA! Where are you from? I grew up in the Antricite coal region near the Poconos in the NE part of the state, about an hour drive north of Allentown, a 2 hour drive north of Philly. I've lived in the South now for almost 20 years. I like the weather better in TN, because it's not the extreme heat and humidity of the deep south and you still get four seasons and a little snow.

Of course it's fine that you are a yankee, since I will always be a yankee at heart, and now there are so many of us here we don't really feel out of place, as Clarksville, because of Ft. Campbell has a lot of "outsiders."

I'd like to think that now I'm a combination of the best of both regions!

Thursday, May 31, 2007 6:43:00 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Oh, a bit of poking fun at ya'll. I dated this guy in Charleston when I was stationed there--a native, non-military southern boy. Now Charleston is VERY southern--that's who started the Civil War after all. It makes Clarksville seem like New York City in comparison! Anyway, he was a big PROUD southern boy. Rember that song with the lyrics "The south's gonna do it again.." It was one of his favorites, until I said, "What are they going to do again? Get their a$$ kicked?" LOL. He didn't find it very amusing.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 6:47:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Pam, we'll have the Army-Marine-Air Force discussion on Saturday. Just remember, my EX-HUSBAND was Army. Nuf said for now.

Oh, yes, bail money is always important!!! I'm pretty sure the Boss would just leave us in jail and pay them to keep Sandy, so we'd have to find someone more sympathetic.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 8:47:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Well Fly Boy would agree with The Boss and be willing to let me "sit it out" overnight so it won't be him doing andy bailing us out. Anyone else have any ideas?

Thursday, May 31, 2007 9:03:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Well, Alice isn't going to the play, so maybe she'll let us call her???? I wonder if Skeeter can do it long distance?? You know she'd take care of us!

Thursday, May 31, 2007 9:08:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

ok--I can see bail money being needed later after our night cap at the pub, but at the play? Should I be planning to wear a paper sack over my head or what?

Thursday, May 31, 2007 9:33:00 AM  
Blogger pearcehart said...

Not a chance! You all KNOW how I feel about H****ing. Well, drunk driving and people who drink TOO much in public is another hot button issue for me. I think we should bring back prohibition and the penalty for drunk driving should be death. I find the fanaticism against smoking totally unjustified compared to alcohol abuse. How many people beat their spouse because they smoked too much? How many fatal car accidents occur because someone had a few too many cigatettes? How many children go to school hungry because a parent was too hungover from smoking to fix breakfast for them? No... I don't drink. Never liked it, never will. It tastes nasty and makes people stupid. Too many people are stupid enough already.

*getting down from soapbox and putting kitty litter back in.*

Thursday, May 31, 2007 9:40:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Well, okay then.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:03:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Alice, you do realize we're JOKING, right?

Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:04:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

Bless you Alice--we all need a little soap box every now and then--keeps us clean

Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:19:00 AM  
Blogger O'Malley said...

OK Stacey, I might have to show up on Sat to give Pam some support in the Army Vs Air Force vs Marine issue.

Pam I might see if my daughter would like to go to the Blackhorse for dinner. We are corrupt parents and want to be with her when she legally orders her first drink.

Sandy, I like that song you mentioned but your comment was funny as hell. Very witty gal.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:51:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Bring it on, girl!!!! I can take you and Pam both. It figures that the Army would need TWO against the one of me! :):):) See, that is what is so much fun about the Women Veterans of America chapter I belong to! When we all get together, we talk serious trash with that inter-service rivalry thing. I am usually one of maybe two Marines that are there, most are Army and Zoomie--I mean Air Force. So, my trash talking level has to be very high so that I can combat the numbers against me. So, I can't stop myself. It just comes out. I even do it at work. I have Marine and flag stuff EVERYWHERE in my cubicle. This one guy here that is retired Army says I am "ate up" with it. He is so cool though, and everytime he calls me or comes into the office, he doesn't say Stacey, he says Jarhead. He gets strange looks from people when he does that.

People that aren't prior military (or military by marriage or heritage) just don't get it. We are our own strange breed. Sweetie says I'm brainwashed and he just rolls his eyes. See, he's "just a civilian". HIS words, not MINE. He thinks I need de-programming, like I was in a cult or something..... Oh wait, being in the Marines is kinda like being in a cult. Hmmmm....maybe he has a point.

Anyway, Shannon O'Malley, I sure hope we see you and You Should and the soon to be legal one on Saturday. We'll be at the Blackhorse between 6-8. Come on down!!!!!

Thursday, May 31, 2007 12:17:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

ok--i'm going to ask a question--Do they still refer to women soldiers in the Army as WACS? And what do they call them in the mArines and air-force, if there is any gender addressed name?

Thursday, May 31, 2007 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

ok--i'm going to ask a question--Do they still refer to women soldiers in the Army as WACS? And what do they call them in the mArines and air-force, if there is any gender addressed name?

Thursday, May 31, 2007 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Didn't want to ask twice--this computer is a piece of junk!

Thursday, May 31, 2007 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Sandy, how dare you make fun of the Southern national anthem! I am not joking here, they actually honor Confederate Memorial Day in Georgia! I never heard of such a thing until we moved here! I thought it was a joke but not so, they take a State holiday for it. They get the day off and everything… Guess no one complains about it because everyone gets the day off!

Pam, my immediate family has been in Clarksville for over 50 years and we know a lot of people so maybe we can pull a string or two and get you out of jail. That is, if Fly boy wants us too. Do I have to ask his permission first??? Sandy, isn’t the Leaf Chronicle a block from the jail? I think maybe you can call in a favor... I can see the headlines now. “Pet People Bloggers canned (and we don’t mean Tuna or Alpo) after causing ruckus at Pub”…

Hey Pam, I can remember when the Blackhorse was a department store!

Y’all do have fun but please DON'T anyone Drink and Drive. That is a deadly combination and you all have fur babies counting on you!!! If you have enough people, you could get the trolley to transport y'all...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 12:54:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

The Saint says they dont have WACS anymore... In the Air Force, everyone are Airman...

Thursday, May 31, 2007 1:01:00 PM  
Blogger B said...

Thank you Skeeter!!! Here is what the headlines will read :
"PET PEOPLE PUT POOP ON PLAY" or may be "ACTORS ASSAULTED by ANIMAL ACTIVIST" or finally "CRAZY ANIMAL DRUNKS GET JAILED!" I think I have a future in headlines-don't you?

Thursday, May 31, 2007 1:08:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Your with the Paper, what do you think Sandy???

Thursday, May 31, 2007 1:14:00 PM  
Blogger pearcehart said...

Oops. Sorry that I too all the talk as serious. I know people drink. They have decided to stop showing people smoking on TV and movies but they still show people drinking.

As I said, it's one of my hot button issues and I may have left my sense of humor in the back yard. Sorry! :)

In an effort to ignite more controversy in a different vein... My daddy was in the Air Force. He was a B-52 pilot and later flew air evacuations out of Viet Nam in C-141's. He told me once that enlisted airmen sweat and officers glisten. We ate at the officer's club and it was fun to see men salute my dad as we walked around the base. Clearly, AF officers are the best! ;)

Thursday, May 31, 2007 3:45:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

To answer B's question about women in the military, no. They are no longer called WACS. They call them PITA (Pain in the A$$). Although they do have their place in the service, and for once it is not in the kitchen. Speaking of kitchens, we know they should be there. Firing up them scrumptious meals for the lord of the castle. Wifey poo was in the service, she's still learning to cook because of it. I had high hopes after 10 years that she could master this simple little task. But, I was wrong. The world went haywire when they gave them the right to vote. It was one of history's gravest mistakes, that just can't seem to be undone.

Guinevere, where is my food???? And try not to burn the damn toast again!!

Thursday, May 31, 2007 6:22:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Dragon is bored, spitting fire and looking for trouble again....
You better watch yourself, those roses you handed out at the last get together have long wilted you big ole scaly thing you!

Are you going to have on your red thong in case someone tosses your pointed tail up on stage at the Roxy??? Grrrrrlllll You gonna keep Guinevere locked up in the dungeon again??? You bad Dragon you….

Thursday, May 31, 2007 7:51:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Pearcehart, of course we are kidding about the drunkeness and having to be bailed out of jail! I am actually a big supporter of being against drinking and driving!If you have been on here from the beginning you know how we joke about eveything in the world here including porn,ha. We are just talking about things and saying things we wouldn't really do in a lot of situations so you can breathe easy. Although I do know of cases where parents have bought ciggeraettes instead of buying food for thier children, believe it or not that does happen sad as it is.
No, No , No women are no longer called WACS. I the Army they are female soldiers. Stacey, looks like me and Shannon will have to ake you on girl but no matter what comes up in the discussion, we'll still love you.

Dragon, you turd, here you go talking trash about your sweet Guineviere when we all know how she caters to your every desire, just shame on you boy! Now are we gonna jump on stage and join the guys in thier dance? We'll be rooting for ya if you do, red thong and all! Although it is Thr FuLL Monty so you'll have to shed the thong! Woo Hoo go boy!

Skeeter, you do no have to ask permission to bail us out, I will override anything FLy Boy says to you. I am the real boss around our house! Don't tell Fly Boy I said that. That is cool you remember when the Pub was a department store. Shows the changing of times, right?

Thursday, May 31, 2007 8:52:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Pearcehart, of course we are kidding about the drunkeness and having to be bailed out of jail! I am actually a big supporter of being against drinking and driving!If you have been on here from the beginning you know how we joke about eveything in the world here including porn,ha. We are just talking about things and saying things we wouldn't really do in a lot of situations so you can breathe easy. Although I do know of cases where parents have bought ciggeraettes instead of buying food for thier children, believe it or not that does happen sad as it is.
No, No , No women are no longer called WACS. I the Army they are female soldiers. Stacey, looks like me and Shannon will have to ake you on girl but no matter what comes up in the discussion, we'll still love you.

Dragon, you turd, here you go talking trash about your sweet Guineviere when we all know how she caters to your every desire, just shame on you boy! Now are we gonna jump on stage and join the guys in thier dance? We'll be rooting for ya if you do, red thong and all! Although it is Thr FuLL Monty so you'll have to shed the thong! Woo Hoo go boy!

Skeeter, you do no have to ask permission to bail us out, I will override anything FLy Boy says to you. I am the real boss around our house! Don't tell Fly Boy I said that. That is cool you remember when the Pub was a department store. Shows the changing of times, right?

Thursday, May 31, 2007 8:52:00 PM  
Blogger Pam said...

Well Brett, looks like I'm really stuttering here tonight too. Oh well.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 8:53:00 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Alice, you asked the other day about the schedule of events for the fundraiser, esp the silent auction. I just now got a response back. Amy got with one of the organizers and the plan is this:

"We plan on cutting off the bidding at 5 pm and announce the winners shortly after that about 5:15 pm."

So, anyone that wants to try to bid on anything up at the silent auction, you should be there well before 5 so you will have time to peruse the wares, so to speak.

Alice, we are all a pretty smart mouthed bunch, so you can't take much of what we say seriously. We like to have fun, but we're generally good. I promise we'll do our very best to keep Dragon off the stage and otherwise stay out of trouble.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:28:00 PM  

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