2011!

Bernie’s still asleep. From the way he looks, he’ll be sleeping for quite a while. I hope he remembers those fireworks when he gets up. We were so close to them! BOOM BOOM BOOM. The sounds got me more excited than the sights. Did I end up in the pool? “Chet’s swimming in the New Year,” Bernie said.

Happy New Year, everybody!

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  1. Joe Erickso
    8:06 am on January 1st, 2011

    Happy new years everyone!! I hope everyone has a great 2011!

  2. Tyb
    9:11 am on January 1st, 2011


    Finally, my wishes for all of you

  3. bluecat
    9:24 am on January 1st, 2011

    “The buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching for infinity, and this passion is the only thing that raises us above the beasts that perish.” ~~unknown~~

    Happy 2011, Everybody.

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:27 am on January 1st, 2011

    TYB, LOVE the card! Did you friend do all that or did Molly’s mom help? We know she is very talented, too. You are a very handsome fellow.

    We join you in wishing everyone on the blog a Happy New Year!

  5. dawson
    9:35 am on January 1st, 2011

    Happy 2011, The Year of the Rabbit.
    Bluecat: My soul is definitely reaching for infinity…
    Hello Joe, Barb and Maggie and Tyb.
    May our New Year be blessed with good health.

  6. B.Stover
    9:35 am on January 1st, 2011

    Chet, I think I’d like to go swimming with you (in a pool rather than in a bioluminescent bay). Happy New Year wishes to you, your creator and his family, and of course to your partner, Bernie.

  7. B.Stover
    9:38 am on January 1st, 2011

    Thank you Joe. And the same to you.

    Tyb: I love the card.

    Bluecat: I love the quotation. I’ve always wondered what I’m reaching for.

    Hi B&M and Dawson. And Happy New Year all.

  8. Mollypop
    10:09 am on January 1st, 2011

    MagPie! Thanks for thinking my Mom is talented, but Tyb’s card takes way more talent than we have. Tyb’s dad is a photographer and the greeting cards are for sale. That handsome dog has a calendar too. The proceeds all go to Tyb and Blou’s charities.

  9. Melanie
    10:14 am on January 1st, 2011

    Happy, Safe, Healthy, Prosperous and Chet filled New Year Everyone!

    I hope, if Bernie threw Chet in the pool, that Chet crawled right in bed with him. Though it sounds like Bernie wouldn’t have noticed.

  10. B.Stover
    10:34 am on January 1st, 2011

    What are Tyb’s calendars like?

    Melanie: I like the Chet-filled year thought. I think Chet jumped in the pool of his own accord as we have seen him do various times.

  11. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:17 am on January 1st, 2011

    Cool!…Wookie and I came up together on the first page of 2011 with our bowties on!…snort!…Now that has to be a sign of a good year ahead…sniff!

    Visiting!…We are packing up her quilling stuff and heading over to her mothers for the day…snort!…She is determined to finish the project today…grunt!…A couple of pictures were taken of the new flower, but I don’t have time to post them right now…snuff!…When I get home I will though!…snorkel!

  12. Tyb
    11:23 am on January 1st, 2011

    My friend and I did the card. We tried on three different occasions to post it yesterday, but it wouldn’t go. This morning one try did it. I guess we got up before the goats who seem to be playing games with everything.

  13. Lexi
    11:27 am on January 1st, 2011

    Happy New Year!
    New Year’s DDoB:
    :) 😀 😛 😐 :(
    Tailwags and licks,
    ~Lexi & Skylah
    😀

  14. B.Stover
    11:29 am on January 1st, 2011

    Rio: Have a good day. I’ll be glad to see the pictures of the new project.

    Tyb: Where can I see some samples of your calendar?

  15. B.Stover
    11:30 am on January 1st, 2011

    Happy New Year to you Lexi!

  16. Wolfie
    11:47 am on January 1st, 2011

    Happy, Healthy, Blessed, Prosperous New Year to all you Plunderers, Chet, Bernie, Spence, Admin, Mike, and to PA and his family.

    Tyb, I love your photo. You are a handsome dude.

    Rio, tell your friend that I am thinking of her. I will miss Grandma even though I never met her. I think she would have liked me too because I love to eat people food.

    Hey Lexi!

    Bee – I think that I would rather go swimming in the galaxy!

  17. Tyb
    11:47 am on January 1st, 2011

    B.
    I would love to show you some samples of my calendar, but don’t know how to do it.
    I don’t think it would be appropriate to post them here and don’t know how to send them to your blog. If Mollypop’s mom has your email address, maybe she’ll send it to me and I’ll send you something that way. Thanks for your interest. Since Blou started doing the notecards and calendars 8 years ago, Code Blou, his cause, has raised and donated thousands of dollars to help provide emergency life saving medical care for pets whose owners can’t afford the full cost of the necessary treatment.

  18. Wolfie
    11:52 am on January 1st, 2011

    Tyb – I disagree. Personally, I would love to see your work and make a small contribution to your cause. We are all passionate about animals here, and to me, this seems like a Good Thing.

  19. Wolfie
    11:54 am on January 1st, 2011

    Mollypop – I think your mom is a genius!

    Melanie – how is Dan doing? Any signs of elfness or goat hooves?
    I worry about that.

  20. Siber-H
    11:55 am on January 1st, 2011

    Happy New Year!! We wish the best for all of you in 2011

    Chet, we didn’t have fireworks at midnight…we had gunfire. Firing guns at midnight is how they celebrate here. Is any other part of the country this stupid?

  21. Mollypop
    11:57 am on January 1st, 2011

    You guys decide what you want to do, but I vote for showing the calendar and greeting cards right here.

    Tyb, give that guy a kick so he can get the web site going again. bloudog.com This is old and probably not working, but so is my Mom.

    kick, kick.

  22. B.Stover
    11:58 am on January 1st, 2011

    Tyb: I agree with Woolfie: It would be fine to post samples here. However, Mollypop’s mom does have my email address so you can get it from her.

    Woolfie: Swimming in the galaxy would be extremely interesting but it’s rather vast….

    On the Chinese zodiac I’m the year of the dog. Cool! (And thank you for the explanation Liz.)

  23. Siber-H
    11:59 am on January 1st, 2011

    TYB, Thanks for the cute card and that is a very worthy charity.

  24. Gus & BooBear
    12:00 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Happy New Year, everybody!! Only 9 months until the new C&B mystery book comes out.

    Rio, we think it is time for some serious undercover work by your team of specialists. We need more sneak peaks of the story and, of course, the wrap up of the Astrid case.

    Bluecat, Mom’s soul is definitely reaching for infinity. Books are often a person’s best friend. Thank goodness for the Kindle she got last year.

    2011, the year Dan gets to come home well, everybody else stays healthy, Wolfie’s boys see the light and the Rockies win the series!!

    G&BB

  25. B.Stover
    12:03 pm on January 1st, 2011

    SH: If anyone fired guns around here, the police would be out instantly.

    Tyb: I’m going to have to see how pictures can be posted on my blog. I’ll let you know.

    Mollypop: You’re making me laugh.

  26. Gus & BooBear
    12:06 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Happy New Year, everyone!! Only 9 months until the new C&B mystery comes out.

    Rio, time for some serious undercover work by your team of experts. We need more info on the new book, and perhaps, the wrap up on the Astrid case.

    Bluecat, Mom’s soul is definitly reaching for infinity. Books are often a person’s best friend and the best of company. Thank goodness for her Kindle.

    2011, the year Dan gets to come home to stay feeling tip top, everybody else stays healthy, Wolfie’s boys finally see the light and straighten up and the Rockies win the Series!

    Happy New Year, Chet & Bernie. Thanks for everything.

    G&BB

  27. Melanie
    12:12 pm on January 1st, 2011

    I am the Year of the Horse . . .

    Wölfie: Dan is doing better. His lungs are still weak (they are carefully watching those) but he is in PT and OT.

    His doctor (real primary care doctor) wants him to wait to come home until after my knee operation. I won’t be able to get up and around for 4 or more days.

    I am guessing that LizF is NOT in the area of flooding. Which is now bigger than the state of Texas. (I thought everything was bigger there?)

  28. Tyb
    12:38 pm on January 1st, 2011

    I’m going to post a few pictures from this year’s calendar. In the past, Blou appeared on all the monthly pages. I wasn’t around for the whole year in 2010, so the calendar was transitional. The cover said that we were introducing Tyb and remembering Blou, and it showed a couple of sketches done by a local girl who loves them both. Inside
    are a few of my friend’s favorite pictures of Blou from the past and a few candids of me.
    I hope you like them.

  29. Tyb
    12:41 pm on January 1st, 2011

    and here’s one of my favorite pictures from an older calender that we reused this year.

  30. Mollie (a black poodle)
    1:18 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Happy New Year Everyone! Have a warm & fuzzy 2011.
    I am watching the Rose Parade. What amazing and beautiful floats. And it is not raining.

  31. Barb & Maggie
    1:28 pm on January 1st, 2011

    We were going to vote yes for the pictures from TYB, but see that he has already posted. Good job.

    Melanie, you asked about the tornado. It hit Illinois in a little town nearn Springfield, which is at least 200 miles south of here. We were safe.

    We watched part of the Rose Parade too, as we were taking decorations down. Today is a good day to stay in – cold, and very, very windy outside.

  32. Melanie
    1:47 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Glad you are okay Barb & MagPie.

    TYB: Cool eye wear.

    BlueCat: Beautiful quote. (meant to say that before)

    I went pole walking today. Two cross country looking ski poles and just shoes. A friend told me about them. She knows an 85 year old woman who started using them because she had bad knees and it works for her.

    So down the street I went. I didn’t lurch (my style of cane walking). Didn’t feel like I was going to fall. Pretty cool. Hmmm. I did discover that many, many, many muscles have been used incorrectly for some time.

    I’m upstairs now after taking some aspirin and determined to get further tomorrow.

    Have to get the knee in shape for the operation on the 14th.

  33. Melanie
    1:47 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Weird, I’m being moderated. Mike must still be in the pool. . .

  34. Melanie
    1:48 pm on January 1st, 2011

    I’m going to try to divide the comment in two . . .

    Glad you are okay Barb & MagPie.

    TYB: Cool eye wear.

    BlueCat: Beautiful quote. (meant to say that before)

  35. Melanie
    1:49 pm on January 1st, 2011

    I went pole walking today. Two cross country looking ski poles and just shoes. A friend told me about them. She knows an 85 year old woman who started using them because she had bad knees and it works for her.

    So down the street I went. I didn’t lurch (my style of cane walking). Didn’t feel like I was going to fall. Pretty cool. Hmmm. I did discover that many, many, many muscles have been used incorrectly for some time.

    I’m upstairs now after taking some aspirin and determined to get further tomorrow.

    Have to get the knee in shape for the operation on the 14th.

  36. Melanie
    1:50 pm on January 1st, 2011

    So for some reason the blog does not like my exercise I got today.
    It wasn’t that exciting, but what ever.

  37. Wolfie
    1:54 pm on January 1st, 2011

    It is cold and windy and rainy here too. Mom says that she is going to go off her diet for today and splurge. She is even going to frost some sugar cookies that she has in the freezer. She says that since she is halfway to her goal weight, she can take the day off. I am going to join her in the kitchen with Gus and Teddie and Baxter and wait for crumbs. Wish me luck!

    TYB – we love the photos and the drawings.

  38. AbbietheKitty
    3:32 pm on January 1st, 2011

    I saw that little dog named Frodo on the friends of Chet. He is sure a cute little dog. Now I have to go read the blog for the first time today. You all stay well and I will BBL.

  39. Staff
    3:52 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Tyb, I am glad you are putting the pictures up on the blog. Blou was sure a good model wasn’t he? Lynn did some very good illustrations. Maybe she should be introduced to Andrea?

    Lexi thanks for the Bob’s.

    Dawson, we are both reaching for something for sure. Either that or we just like books. Heh. I think it is inherited. I think A Catty Librarian is smarter than us. She just became a librarian and has all the books she wants without buying them.

    Wolfie, I was thinking about you last night and the difficult time you are having with the boys/men and thinking how hard it muct be to do what is best for them. Easy to say what is best when you do not really know the boys, but I imagine it is very hard to do what is best when you know and love them. So for New years I wish you the strength to do what is best and the courage to be very strong when you feel the weakest. Good Luck. We are all hoping for the very best for you this year.

    Astrid? I have a faint memory of someone with that name? Anyone else remember…anything?

    Jumping in the pool? My sister in law jumped in a frozen lake 13 years in a row. Eventually, two years ago, she wised up, but she had attained Shark status. (You start out the first year as a guppy)

    Here is a video of one of her last jump years. Her name is “E”
    The people screaming GO E are A Catty L, me and a niece. It was way below zero that day and they had to keep raking the water because it would freeze into ice in just minutes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyH2adzpDPg

    Gosh I hope this doesn’t get moderated…

  40. B.Stover
    4:14 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Tyb: How does one order a calendar?

  41. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    4:44 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Happy New Years everyone from here in Chevy Chase. Some good postings today, including those from Tyb (I would like to know how to order a calendar too) and the Shark dive video of Staff’s sister-in-law, definitely one brave (or foolhardy) lady. While I have been known to take an unauthorized plunge or two to cool down in the heat of summer, I think below zero is a bit chilly even for me. Hopefully we will have some photos later of Rio’s friend’s latest quilling creations. Wookie

  42. Wolfie
    4:48 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Staff – Thank you for the kind words. There are days when I feel so lost and Unknowing. I do not feel peace. I think, “How can I turn my back on my sons?” And then I think, “But if I continue to enable them, how will that help them togrow?” Their bio-dad is 50 years old and still lives at home with his mommy and two of his brothers. He is a drug dealer. I want my boys to have a better life than that. I do.

    (This is Mary talking, not Wolfie. But he agrees with me.

  43. Wolfie
    4:52 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Here is a recipe for New Years Day: Everyone in our family makes it every year, no matter where they are.

    Aller Dip

    In a large bowl, mix 8 oz cream cheese, 4 TBL catsup, 2 TBL milk, 2 tsp Worcestershire sausce, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix until creamy. Best with Lays potato chips but any chip with do.
    It is yummy.

  44. Wolfie
    4:53 pm on January 1st, 2011

    I’d like to buy a calendar too.

  45. Wolfie
    4:59 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Happy New Year, Wookie!

    Staff – that plunge was Fierce! Wow.

  46. Wolfie
    5:03 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Melanie – when is your knee operation? I know that it is coming up soon but I forget the date.

  47. LizF
    5:34 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Melanie, you’re right, i’m a long way from the floods but we had a ferocious thunderstorm last night, poor Cricket was terrified. I was a little freaked myself that we had so much rain in such a short time.

    B, year of the dog, lucky you! (or licky you, which i accidentally typed, and which also fits…)

  48. LizF
    5:53 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Forgot to say Tyb, you’re a great looking dog, the calendar images and card are so cute. (And I think it’s fine to put the info up here, but then I’d like to mention our dog rescue group’s calendar, so maybe it’s just that I have a vested interest!)

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:09 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Interrupted! …. Well, were were over at her mother’s and my friend was merrily making little quilled objects when her mom’s sister and her cousin showed up….grunt!….They stayed for 4 freakin’ hours….sniff!…So she did not get her project done. She would have if she hadn’t been interrupted. So the only thing I can show you at this time is her new flower creations…wheeze!

  50. Wolfie
    6:27 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Rio – Your friend does beautiful work! Those flowers are absolutely gorgeous. I can’t wait to see the finished project.

  51. LizF
    6:29 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Wow Rio! Those are great! They look so intricate and complicated.

  52. B.Stover
    6:56 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Beautiful Rio. And I love the color combinations.

  53. Melanie
    7:03 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Riö: Those are amazing. Give your friend some licks!

    Staff: I think “E” is nuts. Our neighbor’s dog fell through the ice some years ago, and “G” went after him. It was touch and go, but “G” got him out. “G” was really, really, really, really cold (as was Sam the dog). It was NOT 4 degrees and breezy out.

  54. Mollypop
    7:29 pm on January 1st, 2011

    I fell through the ice in the koi pond. There was open water on the middle and I wanted a drink. I got out, soaking wet and Mom went crazy. Every year the pond had a net over it all winter.

  55. LizF
    7:33 pm on January 1st, 2011

    I agree that E is a crazy shark. Crazy.

    Mary and Wolfie, that must be so hard, and I don’t have kids so I have no idea what it’s like. But you’re right, you have to find a way that doesn’t enable them to turn into their dad. And like you, I know that continuing to do what you’ve done in the past, hoping they wake up to themselves, isn’t the answer.

    Well, since no-one’s raised any objections…this is the cover of our calendar…

  56. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:35 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Happy Late in the New Year Day! I was forced to sleep in with mom, as it is my job to watch over her when she sleeps. I am glad that dad got up to let us out for a perimeter check, or something untoward may have happened!

    I agree with everything said previously. Also I am too lazy to type it all.

    Not lurking just sitting,
    Macy the slug-dog.

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:45 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Liz!…Is that a photo of Cricket?…snort!…She is beautiful if it is!…Wowser Bowser!

  58. Mollypop
    7:46 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Mom’s watching The Last Waltz and it keeps getting louder. If any neighbors complain they’re welcome to come. Did I mention Mom is dancing?

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:47 pm on January 1st, 2011

    St. Louie!…. Meet Me In St. Louie is on and we just love that old movie!…snort!…We are having a good night tonight, no crying or sobbing….sniff!…An almost happy feeling because her mother is doing much better too…snorkel!… I think my friend will be taking a few days off next week just to help her mom out with whatever she needs to do…sniff!…I’m liking that plan a lot!…snuffle!

  60. Tyb
    7:48 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Rio,
    The flowers are beautiful; congratulations to your friend. She’s a true artist.
    Liz,
    That is one beautiful dog on the cover of your calendar. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:55 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Molly!….Whoa, you fell into a frozen pond and survived?…snort!… Maybe I need to set up some freezing pond training sessions for all the other Agents…grunt!… If I fell into a pond I would sink like a rock…sneeze!

  62. Melanie
    8:03 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Jeez, I’m still being moderated. So, certain words must be holding things up.

    Let me try with different words.

    My knee operation is the 14th. Just day surgery. I started today walking with two “sticks” to keep my balance. This is better than the cane, because I tend to lurch when using it.

    Did fine. Kept my balance. Found muscles that have not been used correctly.
    Aching here.

  63. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:04 pm on January 1st, 2011

    And Happy 1 1 11

  64. Melanie
    8:05 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Yup, that worked. I’d tell you the words (there is nothing untoward about them) but then I’d be moderated again.

  65. Mollypop
    8:15 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Rio, I fell in and I have lots of fur. Soggy wet and heavy. I managed to get out and came in the house through the doggie door. Mom says why are you wet and then runs to the pond and sees the hole in the ice where the front of my body fell through. She was frantic and quickly got a net over the pond like is used for leaves.

  66. B.Stover
    8:17 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Melanie: The same thing happened to me a few weeks ago. As far as I remember I was never unmoderated.

    I’m watching (sort of) a Doctor Who marathon and then Primeval which was cancelled after the second season but is back for a third season.

    Liz: How does one purchase your calendar?

    Tyb: You haven’t told us how to purchase your calendar.

  67. B.Stover
    8:19 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Macy: We would never consider you a lurker.

  68. LizF
    8:24 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Thanks for asking B – online at http://www.fosterdogs.org, it’s on the front page. We used to use Paypal but I think now use something same-same but different.

    Molly, you fell in?? That’s scary.

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:46 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Duh!…Cricket is a dark color, so I guess she is not on the cover of that calendar…heh!…I wonder if anyone would by a Pug Calendar…sniff!

  70. Staff
    8:47 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Wow Rio, your friend is amazingly good for having only done this for a few months. Could you tell us how she decided this was the thing for her? I remember when she told us she was going to do it, but did she see someone who was doing it or did she see a book or what?
    The Kats are curious too.

  71. Barb & Maggie
    8:51 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Molly, You need one of those special poodle cuts that are for keeping your joints and vital organs warm, while retrieving in icy water. Know what I mean?

    Rio, The flowers are awesome. How long did it take to make those?

  72. Staff
    9:08 pm on January 1st, 2011

    LizF, Your rescue group has a very wonderful site and they really seem to place the dogs amazingly well. I loved the happy stories. I am really impressed with the dogs.

    I think anyone else who works with a rescue site should give us a link so we can see all the good stuff that is being done.

    You guys rock.

    And Alice says
    ‘No dogs, No way!” How can she know what I am thinking?

  73. Staff
    9:11 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Wolfie, My Dad used to make that dip when we were kids. We didn’t eat potato chips often when we were younger. It was a special treat. And such a lovely pink color. I remember it after many years. I wonder if my (much) younger sister’s remember it?

  74. Mollypop
    9:31 pm on January 1st, 2011

    We have finished our big concert of The Last Waltz, I think. Maybe a few cuts will be replayed. We do this once a year. When we got to the part where they were all on stage, I thought we blew the roof off, but no police arrived.

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:37 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Quilling!…It seems like she started this crafty stuff last month, but time lately has no meaning…grunt!…She says, and I believe her, that she was in a little craft store looking for a beginning Quilting book, instead saw a book about Quilling and wondered what it was…snort!….So she looked through the book and thought, “I can roll and cut paper maybe.” Because she was never confident about the whole Quilting business… cough!…So she went home, without the book, and looked up Quilling online…sniff!… That day she ordered a beginners kit and some other supplies from the Quilling Superstore (who’d a thought) online….sniff!…She has been teaching herself how to do it because she has yet to find a book with any detailed instructions…snorkel!…It’s all about learning how to use the techniques to make the shapes and then arranging those shapes into something…wheeze!…Plus, using color to enhance the objects. All I know is, she is a much calmer person since she found this insane hobby…grunt!

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:41 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Molly!…Are you listening to a CD or is there an orchastra in your living room?…heh!

  77. Mollypop
    9:47 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Big orchestra in my living roon – The Last Waltz dvd. They are so good, year after year.

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:58 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Dip!… Does that dip taste like ketchup?…snort!…We can’t imagine how this would turn out, but two plunderers like it so it must be worth trying at some point…grunt!… Although, my friend says she is going on a yogurt, apple, cottage cheese and green onion diet as soon as next week…heh!…Not me. I’m staying where I am and that’s just fine by me…snort!

  79. Jasper the Poodle
    9:59 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Have I told you all that I have the best mom in the world? The bestest in the entire universe? She made a crockpot pot roast soup for one/two in the crockpot today. She just took the meat out and broke it apart to put in back in the soup and she gave me all…yes ALL!…the pieces of meat with fat on them. She made sure that it was cool enough for me to eat and then gave me a 2-legged plate with the awesome deliciousness on it right next to my regular food bowl! Oh joy, oh rapture! Fatty round steak ambrosia! I love my life, love it, love it!

  80. B.Stover
    10:03 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Dancing, eating, quilling….

    Good night all.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:06 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Jasper!….Very jealous here…sniff!…That scenario would never happen here because she still insists I try to lose my holiday weight…heh!(thank you Grandma!!!)

    MagPie!… To finally answer your question, it took forever and ever to make the first one, which is not pictured because of the excess glue that needs to be meticulously scraped off…grunt!… These two took at least one hour or more a piece. She was getting quicker because by then she had memorized how many of each object she needed and how to put it all together….snort! … If she needs another one for the project it will probably take under an hour to make. She made quite a few of the stems and leaves before the auntie and cousin showed up today blowing her project plan out of the water…grunt!

  82. Barb & Maggie
    10:09 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Good night Bee, good night all. I think we may be beating Melanie tonight.

    Is everyone starting a diet this week? Barb wants to lose some weight too.

  83. Mollypop
    10:11 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Rio – Mom just finished reading Gary Taubes book on her Kndle – What Makes you Fat and What to do About it. Take a look.

  84. Barb & Maggie
    10:12 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Rio, That project looks like it would take longer than 1 hour per flower. She must be pretty fast! We are impressed.

  85. Siber-H
    10:21 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Mollypop, My folks love The Last Waltz…we have the dvd. It’s the best rock and roll movie ever made.

  86. Melanie
    10:24 pm on January 1st, 2011

    I’m not sure I want to go on the cottage cheese and green onion diet. . .

    But I’m walking againg! Yoo Hoo!

    TTFN

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:34 pm on January 1st, 2011

    MagPie!… If she can only concentrate on making things and gluing them together with no interruptions, she can be relatively ‘quick’….snort!…It’s not a craft that encourages quickness though…heh!…Detail is very important!…or so I’ve heard as she tosses stuff away in the waste basket…grunt!

  88. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:36 pm on January 1st, 2011

    SiberH are you aware that some Huskies are playing football on TV

  89. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:37 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Melanie, isn’t it awfully late for you to be up? Must be on holiday time.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:46 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Hey!…Melanie is up late tonight!…Woooooo!…snort!…She must be feeling a lot better or has not worked herself to death today…snorkel!

  91. Siber-H
    10:55 pm on January 1st, 2011

    umm no, Macy…I don’t know anything about some Huskies playing football on tv. I don’t know how that could be because usually us Huskies won’t have anything to do with any kind of balls.

  92. Alice Johnson
    10:59 pm on January 1st, 2011

    I am trying out a new gravatar. I was thinking I wanted one for the new year.
    I wonder if I will be moderated?

  93. Siber-H
    11:12 pm on January 1st, 2011

    a low of 2 degrees tonight and a north wind that is coming right off the pack ice and where do I have to spend the night…in the house.

    night all

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:21 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Fool!…In the house in a warm soft bed with all your toys is the best place in the world to be Siberh!…heh!… I’m not there yet, but it is calling to me. She isn’t making any moves towards her big bed yet, so I guess I will be up for a while…snort!

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:24 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Alice!…Are you bleeding?…sniff!sniff!…What’s all that red around your scrawny neck?…snort!…It’s not diamonds, that’s for damned sure!…heh!

  96. Alice Johnson
    11:29 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Here is a close-up Rio! It is a beautiful satin ribbon you dog you.

  97. Alice Johnson
    11:32 pm on January 1st, 2011

    If you prefer the eyes I can put them back up, but I thought I might give you a break. You are so susceptible. I had to look that word up to spell it. It is a tricky one.

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:40 pm on January 1st, 2011

    Alice!…Oh Alice! Just a good yank on that ribbon, that’s all I want…heh!.. Keep your new Avatar, at least your eyes are downcast and not in danger of hypnotizing any one…sniff!…What about AbbieTheKat? Is she getting a new Avatar as well… I heard she joined Jenny Craig and is trying to lose weight this year…heh!

  99. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:28 am on January 2nd, 2011

    Yes mr husky I heard it myself. But these huskies are from CONNECTICUT!? Can that be right?

    Heh, I bet Rio knows all about Jenny Craig, and every other diet there is, chorkle

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:30 am on January 2nd, 2011

    Nooo!…I keep looking at Alice’s new avatar eyes, which at first glance seem to be looking downward. Now they are looking right back at me…yeep!…It’s like ‘Night Gallery’ with Rod Serling. Her eyes keep moving until they are locked onto mine…..Ahhhh!

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