Feb 11-08

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2008: February: Feb 11-08
Lily at Sunrise    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jay Fedorocko

Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 06:59 am:

Look at that smile :o)

As we've been reviewing the last 10 years of the Pasty Cam, you may have noticed Lily on a snow day last week looking out her window. Another shot from the Archives gives an idea of what our weekend was like here in the U.P.

Pets and other wildlife have been an important part of the Pasty Cam over the last decade. And today's smile from Lily at sunrise seems to say for the whole animal kingdom, they're glad to be here. Our thanks to Jay Fedorocko for another Kodak moment.

Something new today! We've had lots of suggestions for how to present our 10-year backward look at the daily pictures of the Pasty Cam. Thank you for your patience as we have been experimenting with different formats. On today's What'sUP (and also on the daily & dial Pasty Cameos from the main page) we give a sample of "This Day in History" - Pasty Central style. Let us know your preference - gentle music during the 10-year slide show, voice over with this new feature, or *silence* (what a concept). By the end of the month - when we will begin the second decade of the Pasty Cam - hopefully we'll have the format refined.
Bruce (Bessemerbj) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 07:09 am:

A big thank you for all who have adopted animals from our U.P. Shelters. It makes volunteering at the shelters that much worth while! There is nothing more enjoyable than hearing from someone months later to tell us how thrilled they are to own a pet that was from our shelter at H.O.P.E in Ironwood. Just last month a 12 year old boxer that was here since June was relocated to it's original owner in Texas. Thanks again!!!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 07:15 am:

Yes indeed pets are a wonderful part of life! With 15 in, of snow we have, our Scottys with 4 in. long legs are getting a workout! With their "lion-hearted" will, they are up to the challenge, and with the help of snowmobile tracks too.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 07:23 am:

I love my pets. One of mine is a stray that was starving and we took in, and the other 2 we got from shelters. I wouldn't do it any other way. Saving animals is a great kindness we can do.

I've been enjoying the voice over, with some gentle music in the background.

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 07:26 am:

Our Rusty is fifteen years old. We picked him up at the Toronto
Humane Society eleven years ago. He had been at the shelter
for two and a half months and was on "Death Row." It was just
after Christmas and people were looking for puppies. He looked
ratty, had a kennel cough and was covered with dandruff. At the
time, there were five of us living in this house and each one of
us made a commitment to walk him once a day and make sure
he would never be abandoned or abused ever again. Rusty is
still going strong. Owing to the bad things that had happened
to him in his early years, he has never been able to trust most
humans and doesn't care for many other dogs,but our faithful
shepherd mix is devoted to his family. His joy as each person
returns home at the end of the day (or after months or even a
year away), makes each of us feel truly special.

Thanks to all of the people who work at animal shelters and
help people to find the right pet and pets to find the right

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 07:33 am:

I love the dogs in the pictures! Lily looks like a really sweet girl. Thank you, Jay F and Charlie.

Aah, Janie, you don't shovel a path for your Scotties in the deep snow? When the snow gets too deep for our little guys, my 2-legged guys shovel a path for them. I think they have fun, shoveling a path from the back door to our little dogs' two favorite trees, where they like to go sniff around for bunnies and squirrels, etc. :-) (They don't spend much time outside when it is as cold as it is here this morning, -3 air temp, and -22 wind chill temp, though.)

By Kathy P. (Katiaire) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 07:34 am:

Although I have been an Airedale breeder, on a small scale, and fancier, we have been active in Airedale rescue fostering and adopting many. It is truly a rewarding experience. We usually adopt the ones that other people would pass up and they have proven to be some of our best companions. It's like they know they have been given a second chance.

Janie T, those terriers love the snow.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 07:39 am:

One of my miniature horses, Scout a grey 31 in. tall Appaloosa, is a rescue that I brought home. He was tossed out in a pasture with large horses and left with barely anything to eat and kicked and bit with deep punctures from the other horses. He has healed 100% physically and emotionally, he is truely a sweetheart and joy to have!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 07:44 am:

Marianne, we make paths with the snowmobiles, which are just right for them and us, but the boys love the thrill of doing it their way!

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 07:58 am:

What a great shot. That dog looks like he's in doggy heaven.

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 08:10 am:

Thank you for clarifying, Janie. That's cool! Snow Bear, my male Havanese, always comes in with his face covered in snow, after playing outside (but not when it is quite this cold). He loves to play in it, but he won't break his own path. My Lhasa girl will only go where there is a beaten path. She likes it when the temperature is above 25, but forget this frigid stuff!

I'm really glad you rescued your poor miniature horse, Janie! My special needs guy loves horses. He is part of a 4-H horseback riding program for special needs kids, in the fall and in the spring. He can't wait until it starts again in April. He loves riding and the horses. He has definite favorite horses.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 08:47 am:

Can you make up a better lie for your dog being so smart then I did? I see many folks have their dogs pictured on Profile. One day we should set aside a Special day, once a year, to put your Mutt's mug in place of our own on our Profile.
My dog walks into a butcher shop with a purse strapped around his neck. He walks up to the meat case and calmly sits there until it's his turn to be helped. A woman, who was already in the butcher shop, finished hes purchase and noticed Spencer my dog. The butcher leaned over the counter and asked the dog what it wanted today. Spencer put its paw on the glass case in front of the ground beef, and the butcher said, "How many pounds?"
He barked twice, so the butcher made a package of two pounds ground beef.

He then said, "Anything else?"

Spencer pointed to the pork chops, and the butcher said, "How many?"

He barked four times, and the butcher made up a package of four pork chops.

The dog then walked around behind the counter, so the butcher could get at the purse. The butcher took out the appropriate amount of money and tied two packages of meat around the dog's neck. The woman, who had been watching all of this, decided to follow the dog. It walked for several blocks and then walked up to a house and began to scratch at the door to be let in. As I, Spencer's owner, opened the door, she said to me, "That's a really smart dog you have there."

I said, Well hello young Lady," And made her blush. "He's not really all that smart. This is the second time this week he forgot his key."

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 08:51 am:

I've been enjoying the voice over with soft music in the background. Kudos to all at Pasty Cam for the superb job you've all done over the years to bring joy to so many people all over the country with your beautiful pictures and anecdotes daily! Know how deeply this is appreciated.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 09:00 am:

Davidcorrytontn.......LOL :-D

By David Kowalsky (Daveworkshop) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 09:38 am:

Some things we can all learn from our pets....


Live simply
Love generously
Care deeply
Speak kindly
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them
Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy
Take naps
Stretch before rising
Run, romp, and play daily
Thrive on attention and let people touch you
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do
On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree
When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body
Delight in the simple joy of a long walk
Be loyal
Never pretend to be something you're not
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently

By Debra J. McCumber (Debwaugh) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 09:48 am:

Awww - I love the doggie pictures!

David - I love the lessons you posted! You are right about all of them! : )


By John Preisler (Jpreisler) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 10:21 am:

The Delaware Mine is dog-friendly :) My dog has been in the water at Agate Beach, and to the tip of Hunter's Point too.

What's not to love about being with your best friend in the U.P.?

By David t Hainault (Davehainault) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 10:27 am:

In August 2007, I was driving from New Mexico back to Colorado, and spotted a litle puppy along the side of the road, in the middle of the desert. I gathered up this very young Akita puppy, who had been abandoned as falcon-fodder by the locals, and took her home. She has been with me now for almost eight months and really lives Dave's list of dog beatitudes. She got very carsick during the trip from Farmington to Craig, and still hates riding in the truck; but I've been told that she'll eventually get over that. Maybe I'll have to buy another truck! The trip back to the Copper Country, after I sell the house, should be interesting...

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 11:01 am:

We certainly have a lot of Daves and Davids on here!

By Taana Kalliainen (Taanarae) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 11:01 am:

I'v adopted two dogs from the Houghton Humane society. Sam, the family lab/beagle cross, lived to be 19 years young and Shelby, gsp/lab cross, is going strong at 10. They've been the best dogs I've even been owned by ;).

I received this in an email and it fits todays topic...

My dogs live here, they're here to stay.
You don't like pets, be on your way.
They share my home, my food, my space
this is their home, this is their place.

You will find dog hair on the floor,
they will alert you're at the door.
They may request a little pat,
a simple 'no' will settle that.

It gripes me when I hear you say
'just how is it you live this way?
They smell, they shed, they're in the way..'
WHO ASKED YOU? is all I can say..

They love me more than anyone,
my voice is like the rising sun,
they merely have to hear me say
'C'mon , time to go and play'
then tails wag and faces grin,
they bounce and hop and make a din.
They never say 'no time for you',
they're always there, to GO and DO.

and if I'm sad? They're by my side
and if I'm mad? they circle wide
and if I laugh, they laugh with me
they understand, they always see.

So once again, I say to you
come visit me, but know this too..

My dogs live here, they're here to stay.
You don't like pets, be on your way.
They share my home, my food, my space
this is their home, this is their place..

--- Author Unknown --

By George J. Plautz Jr. (Slovenechild) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 11:03 am:

I guess the day has already gone to the dogs.

Love the cameo's with voiceovers and music.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 11:12 am:

The Thermometer is pretty close to what today will be too!

By Daveofmohawk (Daveofmohawk) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 01:13 pm:

Right On Daveworkshop and Taanarae! Marsha: I worked on a great lakes freighter and of a crew of 28 we had 7 Daves. I once wrote a message on the bulletin board: "Forget the Slogan let Dave do it and do it yourself".

By Little M (Littlem) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 02:31 pm:

that dog looks like a beagle! my favorite!

my own dog is a beagle/spaniel mix. her name is ruby, and she will be turning 12 this march. whenever i tell people her age, they tell me she's old, and that kind of bothers. i don't like to think of her as being old. apart from some physical limitations (she's been having joint problems lately, she still acts like a young dog. she is my best friend in this whole wide world, and i love her very much! :)

By Hilarie Alwine (Halwine) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 02:50 pm:

We, too, adopted our dogs from people who didn't want them anymore. It's sad to think of all the dogs sitting in pounds and being euthanized because no body wants them! I also liked the "Live like a Dog" strategy. Burr it's very cold in Iron Mountain today! I think it might warm up to zero today.

By Brooke (Lovethekeweenaw) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 03:11 pm:

Little M, try some glucosamine for your dog. You can get it at Walmart just use the Human kind, my brother bought it for his Rottweiler and she was much more comfortable. His vet actually recommended it.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 03:14 pm:

Today my Profile, when you click on my name, you will not have Barbie Doll and my mug to see. We have been re-placed by our 2 dog's, who's weight together is around 12 pounds + 7 & + 5 = + 12.

Whose dog, {No Cat's Please !!! } can be seen in other Profile's today ?? Let us know if your Dog is featured in yours on this Dog Day in February. Spencer Davis, just got his nose and head into the Photo on the left.

There are a lot of David's with the same name as mind out there. That was stated somewhere. A lot of folks still call me Davey.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 03:41 pm:

David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn):

Davey, about your dogs:

Is either one of them the famous Paris Hiltunen that Jim Junttila, frequently writes of in da Gazette?

By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 03:59 pm:

A number of people I know have said that getting a puppy, or at least a very young dog, will add a minimum of a year or two the how long your older dog will live. The younger dog keeps them going and is a great playmate. One lady, whose older dog had cancer, said her beloved older dog friend lived at least 18 months longer than the vet ever thought she could, because of its new younger friend. And, those were 18 good months together. Just a thought, anyway. :-)

By Little M (Littlem) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 04:35 pm:

thank you for the suggestion brooke and marianne. you're both absolutely right about the glucosamine. we have been giving it to her per our vet's advice, and it has helped quite a bit. there are occasionally days though, that she still gets a little stiff in the joints despite that, usually on these really cold ones, but you can tell that she's made an improvement since before she was on it, so it might be a matter of paying extra close attention to her joints and her comfort on those extra frigid days.

thanks again and take care out there!

By Snowman (Snowman) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 05:44 pm:

David H., now that's what I call "party animals"!

By Liz B (Lizidaho) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 09:07 pm:

David H,
Your pupies have Great taste in Ginger Ale. Can't get it in Idaho.

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Monday, February 11, 2008 - 11:00 pm:

David H. - I have a great dog, also love cats- what's your problem with cats!

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 09:24 am:

I currently have two cats who were strays and they are two of the most grateful pets I've every had. Actually, 4 of the last 5 cats I've had were strays. I don't think it would be home without cats. They are warm lap blankets and soothing purr-ers and really good watch "dogs"...they have ears like sonar. I do like dogs too, but I can't have dogs in my apartment and if I have to choose, it would be cats. Meeee-ooooow!

By Rose Tuttle (Labmom) on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 09:45 am:

I love all the rescue stories! I have to jump in here with mine as well. We have a 9ish yr old lab mix that my nephew rescued in Chicago over 8 yrs ago. She is the smartest dog ever! We also have 2 cats we found while camping in Fayette Mi. after labor day one year, a mama and baby. They are the sweetest "souvenirs" we've ever had.

All of them are so grateful to have a nice warm home, enough to eat, and someone to love them. I would never go out and buy an expensive purebred dog or cat; there are so many others who need a home.

By David Hiltunen (Davidcorrytontn) on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 01:12 pm:

I don't mind cats. I have had many great ones. I don't have any that are mine now, however about 6 of them are around me when outside. My vehicles have paw prints on them all the time, I have that! And my dogs bark at them thru the window when they see them, One dog listens to me the other only to Mommy.

Vernors is hard to find here TN. also. This batch I got from friends in the L.P. MI. who must bring one of a number of things when they come to visit,that can not be got here easy. I reinverse them.

By Matt Karhu (Matt_k) on Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 04:42 pm:

A dog named "Uno", a beagle, was picked as the number one hound at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog show yesterday. "Lily" looks like a winner also.

By Clinton Drake (Clint) on Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 02:59 pm:

Ours was also a stray - best dog we've ever had. We have also fostered animals from shelters so they would not be euthanized. SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS!

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