The Many Faces of Mr. Pibb


It’s snowing. I went out to give cookies to the goats and donkeys because everybody needs a cookie when it’s cold out. Inside, I’m dehydrating orange slices, starting a pot of cheese, and gearing up to make soap for Christmas presents. I finished my candle-palooza, after making around 40 candles in the past week!


  1. Julie says:

    OK, pic #5 is my favorite ~ hilarious! I LOVE his name. I haven’t had a Mr. Pibb in years!

  2. drucillajoy says:

    Mr. Pibb is so cute, photo #2 is my favorite. We had a cat named Mr. Pibb many years ago…a real sweetie.
    I love your animals & am curious about that contest…is it all over? I’m hoping you won it!

    • Suzanne McMinn says:

      drucillajoy, I don’t know! As far as I know, I was #1 in the votes, but they have removed it all now so you can’t see. They will announce the winner on December 15. The votes is not all it’s based on–they have a final judges round (which is private) and they will decide then announce it. Thank you all so much for voting!!!

  3. suzanne says:

    What will you use the dehydrated orange slices for??
    Love Mr. Pibb 🙂

    • Suzanne McMinn says:

      The dehydrated orange slices are for potpourri bowls and also for stringing with cranberries and popcorn for garlands for the tree. When I mail a Christmas gift, I also like to toss some into the box and also scatter them in gift baskets.

  4. Nita in SC says:

    I dunno – feeding them ANIMAL crackers seems sort of cannibalistic :hungry:

  5. Barbee' says:

    My mother used to make candied orange and grapefruit peel for Christmas and it made the house smell wonderful!

  6. Jen R. ( says:

    I agree with Nita – perhaps you should be feeding them hay crackers! 😀

  7. Sara says:

    Adorable pictures. How’s GB these days?

  8. Elaine S. says:

    Mr. Pibb is so cute. There is something very satisfying about feeding animals. And snow! Since it can cut you off from road access, you possibly aren’t as thrilled. But I love snow! We had snow in Seattle for the 3 days before Thanksgiving and I am ready for more.

  9. B. Ruth says:

    Ahhhh, I thought he was catching a snowflake on his tongue!..until the 7th picture and saw the cookie handout….
    He actually looks like he is saying to himself in the 6th pic …”Shucks, missed that big one!” Sooo,then he looks up for another one…LOL So Cute….

    We used to have goats….but you know what, their eyes always freaked me out! LOL

  10. Ramona says:

    So dang cute! All of them.

  11. whaledancer says:

    I never noticed before what a sweet smile Mr. Pibb has. When he’s not sticking out his tongue, that is. Okay, from the Christmas stockings to Mr Pibb’s cookie faces, you’ve made me cry and then laugh, all in the space of 5 minutes.

    We haven’t had an update on Ms. Glory Bee for several days? How is the little dickens?

  12. Robyn says:

    Thank you for posting these cute pictures…I needed a smile today.

  13. Bev says:

    Suzanne, you da BOMB!!!!!! :dancingmonster:

  14. Lisabeth Olson says:

    Wonderful photos, thanks for taking the time to share your busy life with us. I so enjoy every post.
    :wave: :wave:
    Have you tried to lead Miss GB all the way to the BP field yet? :moo:

  15. Miss Becky says:

    I love the first photo. He has the smirk on his face that’s adorable!!! :airkiss: :airkiss: :airkiss:

  16. susan says:

    I knew there were cookies involved! He has quite a personality, I bet. And you are so right – everyone needs a cookie when it’s cold.

  17. Joy says:

    Nita in SC….that was hilarious! 😆 (I’m sorry, Suzanne, but these smilies are really stupid looking. Don’t take it personally! didn’t you use to have better looking smileys before?) Sorry for the sidetrack. :eating:

  18. Karo says:

    Why does it freak me out when they stick out their tongues? He is a cutie, though.

    Suzanne, I’m not trying to tell you how to run your blog but I need more Clover! This site used to be all Clover all the time and I liked it that way.

    Okay, I always enjoy ALL of your posts but I miss my favorite goat. Are her babies all grown up now? How long do you intend to keep them?

  19. BuckeyeGirl says:

    Mr Pibb may have many faces, but if you ask me, every one of them said, “Get me some cookies Woman!”

  20. AnnieB says:

    Dehydrated orange slices make great ornaments. Just put a hook through one and hang, preferrably where light will shine through them, perhaps in a window ? You’d be surprised how lovely they look with sunlight shining through!

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