Dec 04-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: December: Dec 04-02
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Photo by Charles Mills

Toivo from Toivola on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 - 07:53 pm:

So Charlie gives me a call late this afternoon and says "Toivo, there's a mid-week pasty shipment that needs extra attention, so can you do the Pasty Cam again?" Sure, I says, if you save a couple of those pasties for me. "You drive a hard bargain", he mumbles.

So here in Charlie's Inbox I find a portrait he apparently overlooked. It's from Charles Mills, a week ago Sunday when his boy turned 6 years old. Late happy birthday, Master Mills, and here's your puppy online. They say his proper name is "god of thunder", or just Thunder for short.

Reminds me of another Christmas Canine here on Pasty Central a couple of years ago: "Bear" at the Einerlei in Chassell.

The Pasty Cam is goin' to the dogs.
By Candy, CA on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 - 08:27 pm:

Must make you the iso koira päällikkö then, Toivo, and you wear it well! Tank' goodness you're available on short notice! Kiittos!

(No, I'm unfortunately not fluently Finn -- I rely on to help me find words!)

By Alex Tiensivu, Georgia on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 - 08:39 pm:

OH MAN! I'll do the Pasty Cam ANYTIME for a few pasties! ...snicker...


By Marie;OK on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 - 09:50 pm:

Thanks Candy for the tip on the Finn dictionary site. Toivo, you are my kind of guy--putting those cute doggie pics on there to cheer me up. Alex, I tried to listen to your music but did not have an MP3 player only Media player via 58k modem. E-mail me to tell me how to listen... Is the radio station you are a DJ at on the Web? I want a pasty so bad right now! We did get snow today and everybody went home in a big hurry because we might get one whole inch!WOW I remember wading in snow up to my waist from downtown Hancock to the old St. Joe's Hospital for day shift in 1969--lived in an apartment that's no longer there.

By AJ THE DJ on Wednesday, December 4, 2002 - 10:24 pm:

I'm not presently DJing. However, I would love to get back into it if we come to the U.P.

I don't know why you are having trouble hearing the music. I will write you offline.

Alex Tiensivu

By Alice A., Anchorage, Alaska on Thursday, December 5, 2002 - 12:48 am:


Thanks for keeping us up to date on Charlie's busyness. We know he (like Santa) is very busy at this time of the year, but we need our daily dose of the UP.

Wish I could give you thanks in Finnish - but I'm finished.

Alice A.

By charles mills, calumet on Thursday, December 5, 2002 - 07:25 am:

thunder our puppy is a great dane puppy. he is 156 lbs, and has a 36 inch leg. thank you so much, charlie for posting it!! shawn was so happy to see his dog!!! thank you so much.

By Alice, Ventura, CA on Thursday, December 5, 2002 - 01:46 pm:

A 36" leg! Wow!! My ex had a 35" inseam and he was 6'1".

Candy- I also appreciate the Finnish dictionary. Here I thought you were just so fluent. I could have used it about a month ago. Nice guy from Finland bought some items from me on eBay, and although he used English, when I told him I was of Finnish heritage, he wrote some expressions in Finn.

By darrell oinas, dewitt, mi on Thursday, December 5, 2002 - 07:30 pm:

Thunder looks so cool, that would be on the cover of my christmas cards, on thunder, on blitzen and so on.

By Mary, WY on Thursday, December 5, 2002 - 11:25 pm:

Love the dog photos!

By Greta, Ca on Friday, December 6, 2002 - 11:29 pm:

A Great Dane - 156 pounds and a 36 inch leg!! What a whopper! I'd love to have one of his offspring. I LOVE BIG dogs! Is that gorgeous dog "Bear" a Leonburger? He's beautiful!!!

By KH, MI on Thursday, December 12, 2002 - 12:41 pm:

Yes! "Bear" is a Leonberger.

He even has a website :o)

By lisa and chuck, mi on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 03:59 pm:

thunder's leg is now 38 inches. weight is still 156 lbs. he is half grown. and he is the biggest baby ever.

By lisa rauvala calumet mi on Sunday, December 7, 2003 - 02:11 pm:

i now own 2 great danes, and am thinking about a 3rd. i have a black dane (thunder in the pic above) and scooby our fawn great dane puppy. great danes are so much fun. thunders back is now 6 inches above my kitchen table when standing on all 4s. he is the biggest baby ever.

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