A Great Country

“Here’s something, Chet,” Bernie says, turning the page. “Out in Fort Worth – good country music in Fort Worth, by the way – a woman named Janice Ford Grimes is opening a pet resort called Spa Paws Hotel this month. Upholstered beds, satin and chenille – whatever that is – blankets, flat screen TV’s and treats on the pillow. There’ll be facials – would you like a facial, big guy? – Swarovski-crystal collars for sale – no clue what that means – and turn-down service every night. Rooms go for $65 to $200 a night. The best suites overlook an atrium, where robotic squirrels will be the floor show. I’m having so much trouble taking this in I almost forgot the wellness center, where dogs and cats can heal using Eastern medicine.”

Whoa. Cats? This is kind of confusing. Robotic squirrels? I know squirrels, of course, actually caught one once! A story for another time.

“So, what do we think, Chet?”

I think. Sometimes when you think, there’s a lot of confusion, and then all of a sudden one thing stands out. That’s happening now: a sort of blur in my mind, and then one clear thing, like it’s all alone under a spotlight: treats on a pillow.


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100 Responses to “A Great Country”

  1. Melanie
    3:52 am on September 12th, 2010

    Chet, what an awesome mind you have. "I think." What a grand statement. There are times I think like you, (especially when my guys were teenagers), they would talk (not sure if they were thinking) and talk, and talk, and I would be thinking.

    Then all of a sudden something would stand out, "so it's okay with you if I go with someone's older brother, 250 miles in a car to a rock concert?"

    That would be clear like the sun light through the clouds, like a spotlight of treats on a pillow . . .


    Good morning all.

    Oh, Zoë has started The Fan, I had mentioned that Kirby's mom had heard PA talking about the movie and how they had completely written out one character. She would like to know which character got written out. Thanks.

  2. Melanie
    3:53 am on September 12th, 2010

    The Blog Bug is gone.

  3. Melanie
    3:53 am on September 12th, 2010

    Thanks to whom ever fixed it!

  4. BStover
    3:57 am on September 12th, 2010

    Chet: I love the way you get straight to the essential. Food is, after all, the most important business in life! (Is that article true? It's a bit much.)

  5. BStover
    4:01 am on September 12th, 2010

    Hey Melanie! Yes, the blog bug is gone. Thank you….People who understand this technology are amazing.

  6. Melanie
    4:28 am on September 12th, 2010

    BStover! I did look it up. It is real, BUT they have pretty pictures of puppies and kittens and not ONE picture of what the joint looks like!


  7. Alice Johnson
    4:38 am on September 12th, 2010


    If you don't understand it Chet you can ask Sam (the princess). She will know. She has a lot of them on her quilt square.

    Just so Spence will know, they are high end rhinestones. (They are so high end that they don't want you to use the term 'rhinestones')

    Alice Johnson

    I am so glad the blog bug is gone. I wasn't looking forward to plundering on until Monday.

  8. FattyKitty
    4:44 am on September 12th, 2010

    I eat treats somewhere else, then I get on the pillow. Then I wash myself, then I take a snooze. I'm my own spa.

  9. FattyKitty
    4:44 am on September 12th, 2010

    Oh. And I might throw a stretch or two in there.

  10. Alice Johnson
    4:59 am on September 12th, 2010

    Good Morning Fatty Kitty.

    How are you today?

  11. Sam
    5:06 am on September 12th, 2010

    Yes! Swarovski crystal – as befitting a Princess. Like moi.

    I just saw the Quilt. It is a wowzer! Big hugs and kisses to all of the talented ones. We are in AWE of what has been done with simple pieces of fabric to produce such a masterpiece!

  12. Sam
    5:11 am on September 12th, 2010

    The Sunday Morning TV show did a segment on bed bug sniffing dogs. I didn't see Rio though.

  13. B. Stover
    5:28 am on September 12th, 2010

    I looked at the Paws Spa site Melanie posted. I have several words for it that I won't post. It's interesting that it's a woman getting a facial not the bored-looking dog lying on her chest.

  14. Melanie
    5:30 am on September 12th, 2010

    I thought the same thing B.Stover . . .

    I can't imagine any dog, that was not drugged, laying still for a wrap around it's face.

  15. Mollypop
    5:34 am on September 12th, 2010

    Does that Paws Spa think they could fool me with robotic fuzzbutts? No way!

  16. Mollypop
    5:47 am on September 12th, 2010

    Mom bought a new needlepoint canvas and found two canvases that she thought Staff might like. This first one is A-Kat.

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1284302826-knip%20henrieteronner%20cat_.jpg[/img]

  17. Mollypop
    5:49 am on September 12th, 2010
  18. Mollypop
    5:51 am on September 12th, 2010

    This one is Alice Johnson testing a quilt. The black fur color on the canvas would be done in a color to match her beautiful dyed-blonde fur.

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1284303061-CatBlanket2.jpg[/img]

  19. Riö - The Evil
    6:03 am on September 12th, 2010

    Wha?!… The story about the Paw Spa is disturbing on so many levels….snort!…I’ve heard from someone here that there are very many of us guys who don’t even have homes or enough food and water each day….grunt!….To think of all the money being spent on the extravagance of this Pet Spa for rich and spoilt humans to indulge in is an absolute disgrace….wheeze!

    Grump! ….Now I am in a very bad mood and need to go lie down in my warm soft bed and think of all those who do not have a warm soft bed… grumble! …. I’m mad at myself because my friend went to a “No Kill” Shelter yesterday and there is a She-Pug that needs a forever home….grunt!…I have issues when it comes to sharing and this could be very hard on me if she decides my home is going to be that She-Pugs forever home too….sob!

  20. Melanie
    6:24 am on September 12th, 2010

    Take heart, Riö!

    MollyPop: the second one is very Japanese looking.

    Riö, do you know which character was written out in the movie of The Fan?

  21. Mollypop
    6:29 am on September 12th, 2010

    Rio – I think you would enjoy having the company of another dog while your friend is not home. Really.

  22. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:42 am on September 12th, 2010

    I'm not so sure about the spa thing. Honestly now, everyone knows that dogs are sheer perfection. And if it aint broke….

    Mom always gives us a chicken or salmon jerky treat before we go to bed. She can't leave it on the pillow though because Baxter would steal it.

  23. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:43 am on September 12th, 2010

    I'm not so sure about the spa thing. Honestly now, everyone knows that dogs are sheer perfection. And if it aint broke….

    Mom always gives us a chicken or salmon jerky treat before we go to bed. She can't leave it on the pillow though because Baxter would steal it. And this is MY house, not his! He has his own house down the road. On the other hand, besides my boys, he is my best friend in the whole wide world!

  24. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:43 am on September 12th, 2010


  25. dawson
    6:45 am on September 12th, 2010

    Melanie: I can relate to your story about selective listening to your boys. I can't relate to dog spas.

    Hey Wolfie: Oh oh, That butt is wiggling a little to fast. You pressed submit twice.

  26. dawson
    6:46 am on September 12th, 2010

    WWWWW: I like the addition.

  27. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:48 am on September 12th, 2010

    Melanie, talking to teenagers reminds me of a Far Side cartoon.

    Can't remember all the details but there are two people talking to each other, with a dog in the background. The dialog reads…blah blah blah Rover blah blah blah blah Rover blah blah blah Rover blah blah blah

  28. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:51 am on September 12th, 2010

    I had a dream last night that Aubrey wrote the Post of the Day, and PSQA popped up on the screen and told us that Aubrey wasn't allowed to post and apologized for her. I wish I could remember exactly what she said. I'm sure it would be quite entertaining.

  29. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:53 am on September 12th, 2010

    Sorry for the double post!! I was practicing my Blurring skills at the same time and I am not a multi – tasker.

  30. Riö - The Evil
    6:55 am on September 12th, 2010

    Melanie!… Regarding The Fan, No I have not seen the movie or read the book yet…snort!…We have the book but we are waiting to read it when we are going through Baseball withdrawal in the winter time….grunt!

    Admin!… Can you answer Melanie’s question about the character that got written out and was probably the reason the movie nose-dived … heh!

  31. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:57 am on September 12th, 2010

    My favorite all time Far Side cartoon is the one with a dog poking his head outside a car getting ready to go somewhere. He is smug. He is talking to a dog friend. "Ha ha ha Biff. After we go to the bank and the store, I am going to get tutored."

    I think Gary Larson understands dogs better than most. I'm sorry he quit cartooning.

  32. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:01 am on September 12th, 2010

    Awe, Rio, you have a huge heart. This could be a good thing for you! I hope your friend buys her her very own laptop and tv. Otherwise, this could be a GOOD THING for you. (For example, maybe your friend would take the she dog for walkies instead of you! Then you could stay home a take a nap!)

  33. Riö - The Evil
    7:01 am on September 12th, 2010

    Molly!… I’d have to share my computer with her and then she would want to meet all you guys and then she would want to learn about baseball and then she would take over my bed and then my toys and my whole life would be complete and utter chaos! … grump!…I can just see it now!…sob!

    Sniff!… I wonder if she's cute?…snorkel.

  34. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:08 am on September 12th, 2010

    Rio – I'm certain that your friend will buy you a new bed and give your old one to she dog. I'm sure that she is adorable.

    And we would love to meet her!

  35. Riö - The Evil
    7:12 am on September 12th, 2010

    Wookie!…. The Mirabelli brothers down in Sunshine City!!…HA!… Oh my goodness…snort! …Please check your scrambled decoder device when you get a chance…heh!

  36. Mollypop
    7:12 am on September 12th, 2010

    Rio – That Pugette would be someone you could steal toys from – just like you do with Pepper.

  37. B. Stover
    7:19 am on September 12th, 2010

    Melanie: The 7:58 PM post by Kirby and Co. on Sept. 6 is the one that discusses the Fan movie but SQ did not mention which character was left out.

  38. Siberian Husky
    7:51 am on September 12th, 2010

    That Pet resort and Spa would not be a vacation for mom and I. It would be torture. UGH It would not even be worth the treats on the pillow. DOUBLE UGH

    I bet you won't hear any country music in that spa. Robotic squirrels…you gotta be kidding me. Just how stupid does Ms. Grimes think dogs are. I'd rather hang out with Rocky and those drunks.

  39. Melanie
    8:05 am on September 12th, 2010

    Been working with dust. Now I can't smell anything and I itch.

    Received a very funny email today about how to get ready to be a Newfoundland owner. LOL!

    Too long to post though. I'll probably put it on Friday's Newfoundland blog.


    Sorry for shouting but we're happy.

    Now time for a shower before the contact dermatitis hits and I look like I have a weird disease.

  40. dawson
    8:06 am on September 12th, 2010

    Rockies first job was working at one of those spas.

  41. Siberian Husky
    8:06 am on September 12th, 2010

    Rio, you might like having a little friend to keep you commpany during the day. I bet she is cute. How could she not be cute. You could train her to do things like read you the sports page, bring you the remote, type up your mission reports, and all that good stuff.

    Just remember, by adopting a dog from a shelter you are not only giving a homeless dog a forever home, you are making space in that shelter to take in another dog.

  42. Alice Johnson
    8:08 am on September 12th, 2010


    A Spa. hmmmm

    I wonder what kind of treats they have? I prefer salmon. I could also use a little lightener in my beautiful blonde fur. Staff hasn't done that for years.

    Maybe it wouldn't be all bad. Although I have many real squirrels here and don't think robotic ones would entice me. Do they have mousies?

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1284311292-Alice yawns.jpg[/img]

    And soft food? I really like soft food.

  43. Sam
    8:15 am on September 12th, 2010

    Oh Alice, you are my idol!

  44. Alice Johnson
    8:17 am on September 12th, 2010


    Princess is a state of mind. It also helps to have a really good tail to wave about in a languid manner.

  45. Siberian Husky
    8:22 am on September 12th, 2010

    Melanie, please remind us when you get that Newfie email up on your website. We want to read it.


    Melanie? Do you think the big box pet stores would have the type of leash you mentioned yesterday? Mom would try locally before she gets out her dog catalogs. Adoption event season has begun, and I'm afraid she is going to get killed. Ok, I exaggerate a bit.

  46. Siberian Husky
    8:24 am on September 12th, 2010

    For what they are going to charge you at that spa, Alice, they had darn well better have soft food.

  47. Mollypop
    8:25 am on September 12th, 2010

    The harnesses that we have here in our pet stores and the SPCA are sometimes called a no-pull or a no-jump harness.

  48. Siberian Husky
    8:42 am on September 12th, 2010

    Mom is familar with those harnesses, Molly. They won't work on a husky that is determined to get to the North Pole in record time. The crazy dogs just do not feel the resistance with those harnesses. Head Halters can work, but that is a slow process with a lot of training. Melanie was talking about a leash that absorbs the shock to the human when the dog decides he is at the starting line of the Iditarod. Those dogs are usually males. (Mom typed that last sentence)

  49. Melanie
    8:47 am on September 12th, 2010

    Siber-H: Being 30 miles from everywhere (well, actually 25) we have no local when it comes to dog stores. We bought it on line. Sorry to disappoint. You might try googling it "Wacky Walkr" and see if it's on any web sites for stores around you. Or they might be able to order it.

    Will do on reminding, If I remember!

    There was something else I was going to answer, but the Patriots are on . . .

  50. B. Stover
    9:05 am on September 12th, 2010

    SH: If you go to amazon.com type in wacky walkr (I left it on "All Departments"), they show several sizes and colors and they are under $25.

  51. Siberian Husky
    9:18 am on September 12th, 2010

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, Stover. I don't know why we didn't think of Amazon because mom has ordered dog stuff from them before, and they have the best prices. Mom got a dog brush there that sells for $59 at the pet stores and was $19 on Amazon. Yippie!

  52. Siberian Husky
    9:20 am on September 12th, 2010

    Thank you, too, Melanie.

  53. Riö - The Evil
    10:38 am on September 12th, 2010

    Rockies!….Are playing SiberH!…snort! … I think a decision has been made about the She-Pug, but I don’t know what it is ….sniff!sniff!

  54. B. Stover
    10:47 am on September 12th, 2010

    It seems to me that Rio is better off being an only dog.

  55. macy the min pin
    11:00 am on September 12th, 2010

    Rio, all of your kind are kind of pugly, but in a very nice way. Belle was a little miffed that you may be getting a live in. Would she be your sister or….Belle just wants to know.

    In case anyone missed my last post last night, best ending to a baseball game EVER. In the history of baseball….reallly!~

    series = Rangers 2, <q cite="">jankees OOOOO.

  56. Siberian Husky
    11:01 am on September 12th, 2010

    Yep, Rio I'm folowing the game!

    By the way, the Lobos lost to Texas Tech yesterday by 52 to 17. They are improving. hee hee

    I don't know, Stover, that can be a difficult decision on whether to have just one dog or two or more. Mom's situation is different because we are bigger dogs and difficult. Mom loves my tribe, but I think she can only stand one of us as a family member at a time. Mom and dad have had as many as three medium sized dogs at once, but they weren't huskies.

    We are awaiting the decision on the she-pug. Mom says she knows how many pros and cons there are to making that decision.

  57. macy the min pin
    11:03 am on September 12th, 2010

    Oh, and we live just outside of Fort Worth, but mom says if she is going to spend that kind of money it will be on her, not me. She did take me to get a pedicure yesterday, but no polish.

  58. Riö - The Evil
    11:04 am on September 12th, 2010

    MinPin!…. Woooooo! We here love when the Yankees Lose!… heh! ….Good job Rangers!…snort!

  59. Melanie
    11:08 am on September 12th, 2010

    Hmmmm . . . The Patriots are GOOD!

    Riö, ride the wave . . . what will be will be . . . two pugs in the house is worth more than one peeing in the corner . . . there are always more dog treats than you can eat.

    Whew, sometimes those aphorisms just keep coming.

  60. Melanie
    11:30 am on September 12th, 2010

    Alice, Abbie, FattyKitty, Blue Cat, Gus and PooBear.

    I was going through a catalog yesterday and found these caps that you could put on Kat's claws. Sort of like fake nails. All in different colors.

    I thought of you guys. And then I thought, "How on earth do you get the cat to stay still long enough to get these things on?"

    They did not give those directions.

  61. Mollypop
    11:35 am on September 12th, 2010

    All right!!! Enough is enough! Yankee dissers. Don't make me have to come over there!

  62. Riö - The Evil
    12:03 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Heh!heh!…The Mighty Will Fall!…snort!

  63. Riö - The Evil
    12:09 pm on September 12th, 2010

    SiberH!…. Brad Hawpe hit a Grand Slam last night for the Ray’s….grunt!… His team is chasing the Yankees for the division lead…heh! … They Never, never should have traded him…growl!… I am very happy for him though, he is on a winning team…snort!

  64. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    12:22 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Well, it was an exciting day at the 2010 Sully Quilt Show held at the Sully Historical Site (out near Dulles Airport). We've gone for the last several years, and it is a great treat since it is held outside and therefore I can attend as well. As an officially sanctioned Quilt Certified Dog, I think I should be able to attend all quilt shows, but some don't see it that way. My mom got some great fabrics (including a new dog-themed one which we will save the next quilt) and I got petted and adored a lot by everyone there, which is also a lot of fun. Grandpa came along too; he had a hot dog, ice cream cone and kettle corn, so he was well entertained as well. I'm moving much better today, the acupuncture really did the trick.

    Rio, we checked the scrambled decoder device, but no message came through. We have had some problems in that past with that, so please check to make sure it is set on the right frequency. I hope the goats haven't chewed through it or anything. Very interesting development about the she-pug. I can see it both ways, but I think SiberH may have the best analysis of the situation.


  65. Alice Johnson
    12:31 pm on September 12th, 2010


    Staff knows two people who have done it to their cats. Her nephew and his wife have a cat who is sporting hot pink claws right now. The other was her boss at work who did it to his two Maine Coon cats.

    Staff has talked about it but so far no action.

    The package is wrapped up and ready to go to the post office tomorrow morning when staff goes to get poked. She is going to have to come up with another book to read though as she is all done with TFAT. Well, until the 'real' one comes and then she will have to read it to see if anything changed.

    But back to the package. We found two choices. A very nice Priority Mail box that is a smidge too small and a trashy, reused one from Faye's that originally had hash browns in it (Frozen not cooked) that is the perfect size.

    We went with the potatoes. Size is important. Heh heh heh

    Style comes and goes, but….

    Oh well, never mind.

    Alice Johnson

  66. Siberian Husky
    12:50 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Rio, Good for Hawpe and the Rays! I wish he were still with the Rockies.

    Mom has a friend that is a vet tech, who had a very nice pitt-bull. (he's at Rainbow Bridge now) Mom's friend painted HIS toenails with red polish. Geesh!

    I can feel it coming soon …the Rio erruption about the package.

  67. Siberian Husky
    1:19 pm on September 12th, 2010

    WOO WOO TEN STRAIGHT WINS!!! Rockies Won!!

  68. Riö - The Evil
    1:23 pm on September 12th, 2010

    GIAMBI!….Hits the walk off homerun to win the game by one run!…heh!heh!….WOOOOOO!…snort!…. The Veteran does it AGAIN!…wheeze!

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1284330210-happydance.gif[/img]

  69. B. Stover
    1:24 pm on September 12th, 2010

    This is exciting…about the package. Wonder how long it will take to be delivered.

    Wookie: I'm curious. Could you describe the new dog-themed fabric?

    Staff: What book are you taking tomorrow for the poking? We'll be thinking about you.

  70. Riö - The Evil
    1:26 pm on September 12th, 2010
  71. Riö - The Evil
    1:27 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Rockies!… They are Kleaning House and Sweeping UP!…HOOOOO!

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1284330432-clap!clap!.gif[/img]

  72. Riö - The Evil
    1:34 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Wow!… Stover got right in the middle of all the Hoopla!…heh!… Oh must breath…wheeze!…Breath…cough!….Breath…sneeze!…sigh.

    Package!…This is VERY EXCITING NEWS! ((((also))))…heh!…I will be on pins and needles till that damned package arrives safely on the doorstep of our beloved Author(s)…snort!!!

    Staff!… I trust your judgement on the Box Decision….snort!… He will throw that away and hopefully keep The Quilt!..heh!… Just so it gets there safe and sound!…sniff!….I am already starting to worry about it… I will get a message to Rockie and his Hill Billy friends to be on Special Red Quilt Alert!….gruff!

  73. Riö - The Evil
    2:13 pm on September 12th, 2010

    **** MAGPIE!**** …. This birthday message is for Barb!…snort!… I know she will not be able to see it till she gets back, but please let her know about it!…grunt!…It is a message sent by Rockie thru me!… sniffle!… He can talk, and I can’t dammit!


  74. Siberian Husky
    2:21 pm on September 12th, 2010

    That is Rockie's best quality. He does great ecards. He hadn't even been drinking when he made that one.

  75. Melanie
    2:26 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Riö, you are a hoot!

  76. Melanie
    2:34 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Barb! The Newf Pack had a Birthday Party for you. Things got a little out of hand.

    Happy Birthday!

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1284334457-P1010039.JPG[/img]

  77. Riö - The Evil
    2:54 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Quilt!…. OMG! The Quilt will be in the hands of the Postal Service as soon as tomorrow! … gulp!… I have alerted Rockie the Under Cover Squirrel and his gang…snort!… They have been put on Red Quilt Alert for the duration of the delivery process! … shudder! … This final and most terrifying journey is in their small greedy paws now… sniffle!… I feel so helpless. …sob!… Those marauding goats are just waiting for a chance like this!!!… wheeze!

    Wait!….Rockie has replied (what a surprise!) to my Red Alert command!… snort!…. I will share it with you all to quiet your anxiety… gasp!


  78. Riö - The Evil
    2:56 pm on September 12th, 2010

    OMG!… Is that Bess!??… snort!… I taught her that trick!…Howl!

  79. Siberian Husky
    2:57 pm on September 12th, 2010

    That's adorable…reminds me of the puppy shower, sniff. Which Newf is that, Melanie?

  80. Melanie
    3:05 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Riö, I'm so glad that Rockie has things under control! Thought those red lips are a bit upsetting.

    Siber-H, don't tell Riö, but that is actually Patsy. She puts up with most everything I do. (Bess drinks beer, not wine)

  81. Riö - The Evil
    3:21 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Bess!… Of course thats Patsy, Bess’s top-notch is far more defined…heh!…snort!….and she likes beer better…heh!

  82. B. Stover
    3:23 pm on September 12th, 2010

    My anxiety is diminished.

  83. Riö - The Evil
    3:27 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Melanie!… I bet the sight of Clowns upset you too!… snort! …Popo is disturbing and oh so funny in many ways…heh!

  84. Mollypop
    3:28 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Melanie – Those party animals!

  85. Mike
    3:33 pm on September 12th, 2010


  86. Sam
    3:34 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Rio, it is of the utmost importance that my Swarovski rhinestones, gold thread lettering, and tiny tiara are properly protected during the quilt delivery. Do you think Rockie will be drinking when the marauding goats attack?

  87. Siberian Husky
    3:44 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Sam, hee hee, You are going to get Rio going sooner rather than later.

  88. Melanie
    3:53 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Sam: secret photo The Pack is using to blackmail Rockie, the undercover squirrel.

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1284339223-images.jpeg[/img]

  89. Riö - The Evil
    4:01 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Sammie!… You heard Rockie's official report!…snort!…All we as mere guys can do is wait nervously till the Priceless Quilt is delivered safely to the Charming Mr. Abrahams doorstep…gulp!… I will be in close contact with Rockie, never fear. We will (hopefully…sigh) receive updates from him on a daily basis….Jeweled paws crossed little girl!… Show your strength as a Princess! … snort! …(it would be a shame if your square got lost in the mail though…gurgle!)

  90. Melanie
    4:06 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Take care All!

    Off to read.

  91. Siberian Husky
    4:06 pm on September 12th, 2010

    uh, Rio, If Sam's square gets lost in the mail, the whole quilt will be lost in the mail.

  92. Riö - The Evil
    4:21 pm on September 12th, 2010


  93. Gus and BooBear
    4:30 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Melanie, we would NEVER let mom put those things on our claws. We give her grief whenever she trims them. She and dad learned early not to buy the really expensive furniture, but something more moderately priced that can be replaced every couple of years. Although we are very good about not p&p'ing outside the box, we sometimes hawk up a hairball or scratch our claws in the leather. That's a wonderful feeling. She learned long ago that she can't have upholstered furniture….leather is much easier to wipe clean of our fur.

    Rio with a little sister…we bet she'll rule the roost and he'll be forced to eat with grandma at the home! Just kidding, Rio!

  94. Riö - The Evil
    4:42 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Rockie!…. Has assured me that the photo of him guzzling beer through a straw was taken at the Sturgis campsite…snort!… Those beer cans were only a quarter full at best and stale as hell…heh!…He swears he had no enjoyment at all during the beer fest that was left-over-Sturgis….grunt! …I still think our Quilt will be safe…mumble!

  95. Riö - The Evil
    5:47 pm on September 12th, 2010

    She-Pug!… I have no idea what was decided… snort!….The last I heard was a conversation between her and her mother….sniff!… My friend said, “She looks alot like Rio”…Her mother responded with, “Yes, she does look alot like your Rio, but what if she also behaves like him? What will you do then?”….snuffle!… I still have not heard the final decision… grunt!….But I think that may have been the deciding factor.

  96. Siberian Husky
    5:50 pm on September 12th, 2010

    I think the quilt will be safe, but not because Rocky is on the job. ummm People who have a drinking problem don't always tell the truth about their drinking. Why would squirrels be any different.

  97. Riö - The Evil
    6:21 pm on September 12th, 2010

    SoberH!… You have to have some faith in Rockie the Undercover Squirrel!…golly!… He and his friends were just having some fun in the Dakota’s when someone snapped a photo of him sipping on some old beer…heh!… If I didn’t have Rockie and his Hillbilly gang working for me, my Bed Bug Business would be in the trash!… snort!…Believe me, he knows how to terrorize marauding goats!…. wheeze!

  98. Siberian Husky
    6:47 pm on September 12th, 2010

    I'll try, Rio, I'll try to have a little faith in Rocky, but I think you'd be better off sending out a pack of Siberians to terroize the marauding goats.

    Speaking of goats, I just learned this this evening from my dad and a neighbor. The biggest lake in NM has an island in it called Goat Island. There are about two dozen goats on it and the state feeds the goats hay. They can't escape. If they did, they would become marauding goats. I tried to tell my dad and neighbor about marauding goats, but they looked at me like I was nuts. They won't be laughing if those goats escape.

  99. Siberian Husky
    6:51 pm on September 12th, 2010

    Good Night Rio If the bed bugs bite, call Rockie and the gang. I am sure they would eventually show up.

    Husky hugs to all!

  100. Dana Fleitas
    5:17 pm on July 19th, 2011

    Need to detect bed bugs.

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