Albie Rose

“Changed your mind?” Albie Rose said. He was this old guy with hard eyes I didn’t like at all. Last time he’d been wearing a tiny bathing suit. Now he was dressed in a track suit, although he didn’t look like much of a runner to me. The fastest human I ever met was this NFL dude we did a job for once, all about some missing trophy, and that led to complications I can’t remember exactly, but bling was involved. The NFL dude was fast and he knew it. What he didn’t know but found out the day he and I had a little race, was that he was fast for a human. I ran circles around him, real tight ones. We had fun! Or maybe it was just me: he looked kind of sour at the end. That human sour look? Not my favorite.

But back to Albie Rose. We were in Vegas.

“Changed my mind about what?” Bernie said.

“Working for me,” said Albie Rose. “I could use someone like you.”

“That’s the problem,” Bernie said. “We don’t like being used, Chet and I.”

I growled, not sure why.


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51 Responses to “Albie Rose”

  1. B. Stover
    5:19 am on April 16th, 2010

    I think Wolfie reminded us about the March 24 (?) blog when Bernie and Chet went to Vegas "on a hunch." I thought then that the hunch had to do with gambling. Hummmmmm.

    Rio: I think that Bernie knows how Albie "uses" people, but it is a play on words. (Foster, Albie's strong arm, seems interesting and the two seem to have a companionable relationship, but Foster has to walk over to raise Albie's deck chair for pete's sake.) Did you like Fringe last night? I thought it very well done. I like Walter.

  2. Melanie
    5:27 am on April 16th, 2010

    Okay . . . On April 12th CB takes $300 out of his ATM and gives it to Ray (his maybe son). Unfortunately, a lot of the conversation occurred when Chet was dreaming (day dreaming) of a certain Mexican sweetheart.

    Does Ray owe Albie Rose, the loan shark, lots of money?

    Are Chet and Bernie there to negotiate?

    I agree with Chet on growling, he may not know why, but the Pack and I think that is a good idea.

  3. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:32 am on April 16th, 2010

    Wha!?… I’m a tad confused…. Grump!… Are you referring to the other post about Albie Rose?… snort!… because I am reading todays post about Bernie having another meeting with Albie….grunt!… It has to do with the Ray case… wheeze!… I know this because of the Tags. .. cough!

    Or!… does the March 24th post lead up to this meeting in Vegas?…. drat!… I’ll have to look it up tonight… wheeze!… unless you want to re-post it here for me?… hmmmm?

  4. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:45 am on April 16th, 2010

    Hmmm!… At this point I tend to agree with Melanie and her theory that Ray owes Albie money… snort!…And lots of it!… sneeze!… He probably has a gambling problem…grunt!…Look! We now have a tie-in with the March 24th gambling hunch – Vegas – Albie and Ray.

  5. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:54 am on April 16th, 2010

    Stover!… I got a little lost last night during Fringe. … snuff!…. I think I have missed too much background on the weird dude….grunt!… very gross stuff there… heh!… If I can find time I need to go out to the website and see if I can read up on some back episodes….wheeze!

    Walter!… what a unique character, he makes the show!…snort!… I really like Peter too.

  6. AbbietheKitty
    5:55 am on April 16th, 2010

    OH Gosh,

    I thought this was just a repeat of the scene from Dog On It. I thought it was just posted to use the word 'Bling' and indirectly refer to Rio.

    (Wish I could get those cute dots over the O in Rio)

    You guys are way ahead of me.

    It must be my brain has turned to mush, what with the tax season and all, so I can't keep up.

    Sure glad that BStover and Rio figure it all out for me.


  7. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:02 am on April 16th, 2010

    I agree with Melanie. Ray is obviously down and out, although it shows a certain lack of character to accept money from somebody you supposedly "hate". (Or does it? If there was somebody I didn't like and they gave me a bag of Chicken Jerky, I would take the bag and run away fast, like Chet.)

    Abbie, I'm so glad that you and Zippy are together again! Singing….Reunited and it feels so good!

    I wonder if there is any significance between the Albie post and tax day. It's possible that Ray has run afoul of the law…..

    Melanie: Is Dan coming home today? I bet you can't wait to get The Tudor back in your hands!

  8. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:06 am on April 16th, 2010

    Just reconized the word play on Albie's last name. Like a rose, Albie, on the outside, may seem like a nice guy. And like a rose, get too close and those thorns will draw blood.

    Nicely done, Spence.


  9. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:17 am on April 16th, 2010

    Wookie, Since Rio has been tied up with birthday celebrations, Fringe, baseball, etc, perhaps you can send the encyption to one of us? Like maybe BStover or Melanie or Mollypop or Sam?

    They would need the decoder ring also. Just thought I'd mention it, is all.

    Not that we're wondering what Y'll are Up To…..

  10. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:23 am on April 16th, 2010


    I almost forgot! My mom and dad and my boys are going to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary on Sunday. Also known as Dogtown, there are over 2,000 critters there, most being of Nation. Some of our guys are up for adoption and some live there in their Forever Homes. I saw on TV once that this is where Michael Vicks pitt bulls went for rehabilition. GRRRRRRR

    the mean things that humans do to us, makes my fur stand up.

    But mom said something about writing a big check, whatever that means! I wonder if they'll bring me home a new puppy???

  11. B. Stover
    6:23 am on April 16th, 2010

    In Dog On It, Albie tells Bernie his "philosophy" as a lender: "Deal with cash businesses only." I don't know what Ray does, but would he have cash flow? I don't think so. Perhaps Bernie is going to Albie again to get information as he did last time. By the way, Albie's strong arm, Foster, "was a promising baseball player at one time….He still has his bat."

  12. B. Stover
    6:30 am on April 16th, 2010

    Here's the March 24 blog which was titled "No Post Today":

    Funny thing – the whole Colonel Bob case, Ray Jason, Astrid Jason, all that, is suddenly clear in my mind. I was going to post about that today, get everything straight, but Bernie says there’s too much digital wackiness going on, and if Bernie says so, then that’s that. Anyway, we’re headed for Vegas, on a hunch, Bernie says. That’s a little worrisome – last time we went to Vegas on a hunch, well, never mind.

  13. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:30 am on April 16th, 2010

    Albie!… You’re right Stover, he is big time money…. Snort!…Ray probably wouldn’t be one of his clients….grunt!… Unless Ray is mixed up with something bigger than we are even imagining right now…. Heh!… Nice tidbit of baseball info on Foster !… thanks!

  14. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:31 am on April 16th, 2010

    eeek!…posted at the same time!

  15. B. Stover
    6:40 am on April 16th, 2010

    Rio: Regarding Fringe–I don't think that the wierd dude (the scientist from MIT) was on before. He thinks that the people who die when he time-shifts will come back to life when he returns after saving his wife. After Walter speaks to him, he realizes the damage he's causing so he time-shifts to the empty field with the hotair balloon, then goes to his wife's car to tell her he loves her (they had had an argument before she left that morning) knowing that he is going to stay in the car and die with her when the truck crashes into it. I like what he does for Walter in sending the "sign" of the white tulip (?) which for Walter is a sign that he is forgiven for what he had done regarding Pete. (The drawing of the tulip is sent one year after the MIT guy's death and, of course, Walter would not have remembered ever speaking to him because of the last time-shift.)

    Sorry, I guess this is all confusing.

  16. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:44 am on April 16th, 2010

    Well!… At least now I don’t feel so bad about being confused last night!…snort! … Let’s hope the Ray Case does not get that tangled up…. Heh!

    What! …. we really need to do is put a bug on Bernie so we can catch all of the conversations all of the time!….snicker!

  17. B. Stover
    7:09 am on April 16th, 2010

    Rio: has a good full summary of last night's Fringe. It's not really confusing to watch, only to explain. It's the time-shifts that make it difficult (in some ways like Ground Hog Day). You liked Memento and its time-shifts.

    I realized that Walter's FBI helper is Astrid. Isn't that the name of Ray Jason's mother? Wonder if Spence watches Fringe.

  18. Melanie
    7:15 am on April 16th, 2010

    Not sure if Chet would eat the bug, Riö (just had to add the bling). Make sure when planting it, that it smells of nothing or smells nasty.

    Wolfie-Dog, not worried about The Tutor, I started Down the Rabbit Hole last night. Never should have done that . . stayed up until 1 am to finish it. Now I have to reread the last 50 pages to make sure I was really awake when I was reading it.

    What a great book. AND I have the next two in the series right here in the house. Not starting them at night though.

    Questions: What is Ty up to? Is his father involved with it? Mom seems cool, but needs a few clues about real life. Love Grampy. Toads . . Who woulda thought?

    My dad is not coming home today. He is doing better, but those sneaky white blood cells started multiplying. He's going to have different anti-biotics tried until they hit on the right combo. Hoping for tomorrow. Zoë is sneaking food in.

    Speaking of multiplying, when I was a teacher I had a student like Ingrid when it came to algebra. She couldn't explain how she got the answer, couldn't write it down. When I questioned her about it, she said she saw it complete in pictures. I thought that was pretty cool. AND told her not to help any one else in the class, because they would never understand her mind.

  19. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:23 am on April 16th, 2010

    Yup!…!…got it. I think my problem last night with Fringe was my attention span…. Snort!… I got distracted and missed some of it…grunt!… Do you mean the Blonde FBI gal??…Her name is Astrid?… wheeze!… No wonder I can never remember it!… heh!

  20. B. Stover
    7:48 am on April 16th, 2010

    Melanie: Ty is a mystery to me but I hope he's not taking steriods and I hope his father has nothing to do with it if so. (I've started Behind the Curtain and I know I'm thinking about that book rather than the first.) The toad thing was great wasn't it! Good story about your former pupil. That's the way it should have been handled rather than the way Ms. Groome handled it.

    Rio: The blond FBI agent is Olivia. I'm referring to Walter's lab assistant who is with the FBI also…Astrid (and Walter could never remember her name during the first season) played by Jasika Nicole.

    Think I have to go do some work…..

  21. Sam
    7:51 am on April 16th, 2010

    I'm over at Aunt MollysMom's visiting with you-know-who. She has been out in the yard for a very long time chasing fuzzbutts. The yard is safe when MPop is on patrol.

  22. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:10 am on April 16th, 2010

    Work!? … whose working today?… snort!… I’m just hanging out waiting for the big party to start!…gruff!… Looks like Molly is working outside on getting some squirrel skins!… heh!

    Fringe!… Okay I’ve got all their names down now except for the head of the FBI…snort!… Olivia’s boss – what’s his name?….grunt!

  23. B. Stover
    8:21 am on April 16th, 2010

    Phillip Broyles is the head of Homeland Security and runs Fringe.

    I should be grading essays and doing prep. Have a good party Rio.

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  25. AbbietheKitty
    9:49 am on April 16th, 2010

    Ahhhh, so no comments yet! Zippy and I are here together once again. She is brushing her teeth. I am writing to you. The tax season is over and I am one happy camper! Went to bed at 8:00 last night and woke up at 11 to wait for Zippy and then went back to bed.
    The sun is out, the leaves are peeking out and Mom’s rhododendron is blooming early by about a month. A good morning to you all.

  26. B. Stover
    10:03 am on April 16th, 2010

    Good morning Abbie’s staff!

    Wonder what’s going on with Chet and Bernie. I’ve been hearing/seeing “bling” a lot lately.

  27. Jasper the Poodle
    10:07 am on April 16th, 2010

    I read bling as biting. Whoops!

  28. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:08 am on April 16th, 2010

    Hmmm!… Seems we missed a bigger chunk of the conversation between Bernie and Col. Bob than first suspected…. Snort!… I wonder what lead Bernie to Albie in the missing Ray case?… grunt!… and why does Bernie suspect Albie of using him and Chet?…. wheeze! … Or was that just a clever play on words?…cough!

  29. AbbietheKitty
    10:09 am on April 16th, 2010

    Bling! He is talking to YOU, Rio!!!

  30. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:15 am on April 16th, 2010

    AbbieTheKat!… What are you doing here so early?… snort!… Is Alice with you?… grunt!… I think Chet was just remembering a previous case involving a football player…. Heh!… You know how those guys like to wear a lot of bling!….wheeze!

  31. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:44 am on April 16th, 2010

    Sorry!…. to keep distracting you from your paperwork!… snort!… I’m in a distracting sort of mood today!…cough!… Everybody’s busy doing stuff and I’m all on my own….snuffle….

    Wöokie!… I was able to de-code your recon report!…. snort!….There are definitely a few very useful facts in there that will be of importance to us in the near future… grunt!… Excellent work Agent Wöokie!…wheeze!…

  32. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    11:41 am on April 16th, 2010

    Rio — glad it was helpful; I thought you would find it rather interesting, particularly the contents of the other briefcase.

    Melanie — about your student who saw the algebra answers as pictures. There was a great HBO Special Movie recently about Temple Grandin (who is a good friend of the nation within a nation) who had autism but was able to develop as an incredibly gifted animal behaviorist. She saw the answer to a lot of things as pictures too. Whether it is a handicap or a gift is really up to the individual himself or herself.

    Wolfie — good for your mom and dad and boys. I've heard some good things about Dogtown although I still don't know that much about it (although there was a book recently written about it). Please give us a fuller report after they return. And if someone winds up with a new forever home with you as a big brother, better yet. Wookie

  33. B. Stover
    11:49 am on April 16th, 2010

    Melanie: Ms. Groome is even worse in Behind the Curtain.

  34. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:57 pm on April 16th, 2010

    Finally!… We are off to the party!… snort!snort!… You guys have a good evening and don’t blow up the blog!…snicker!

  35. Melanie
    1:09 pm on April 16th, 2010

    Riö, dön't förgët yöur Bling!

    B. Stover, I really don't like Ms. Groome.

    I have a deadline for today that I was just told about today. There are four things I have to do.

    Maybe by Sunday they will get done.

  36. Lexi
    1:21 pm on April 16th, 2010

    Is this something from To Fetch A Theif? If it was, thank you for the sneak-peek.

  37. Melanie
    1:54 pm on April 16th, 2010

    Lexi, I think it's a Shaggy Dog story, one that goes and goes and wanders here and there and has interruptions. Chet put on up before called Greed. Lots of fun no matter what.

  38. B. Stover
    2:05 pm on April 16th, 2010

    I think the post title would always indicate if something comes from TFAT.

  39. Môllypôp
    2:10 pm on April 16th, 2010

    I now have accents on my name too. In French, pronounce this with your mouth shaped into an 'oh'. After all, I am a French Poodle.

  40. Lexi
    2:14 pm on April 16th, 2010

    Thanks, Melanie.

    MollyPop, do you know any words in French?

  41. Môllypôp
    2:21 pm on April 16th, 2010

    Lexi – of course I can speak French. Je suis un bon gros tutu.

  42. Siberian Husky
    2:41 pm on April 16th, 2010


  43. Môllypôp
    2:44 pm on April 16th, 2010

    tutu = doggie

  44. Môllypôp
    2:49 pm on April 16th, 2010

    My bad – I don't do ballet – it's toutou = doggie.

  45. Lexi
    3:01 pm on April 16th, 2010

    I hate ballet. Megan once put a tutu on me and had me by the front paws, dancing around the house. I ripped the tutu. She threw it out. The world regained balance once again. I really hate ballet.

  46. Siberian Husky
    3:48 pm on April 16th, 2010

    Thanks Molly I just learned one word of French. My mom says that my tribe doesn't understand English or Russian. We don't understand the word "come" in any language.

    I don't like ballet either, Lexi.

  47. Siberian Husky
    4:01 pm on April 16th, 2010

    I hope Rio is having a really good time at the party and paying absolutely no attention to the Rockies game tonight. gasp!

  48. Môllypôp
    4:24 pm on April 16th, 2010

    Yes – with Rio out of the way we can pay attention to the Buffalo Sabres in their 2nd game with the Boston Bruins.

  49. Môllypôp
    5:25 pm on April 16th, 2010

    Oh boy – I am so off tonight – oh man – the Sabres don't play until tomorrow. Rio – Party hearty! Good night for me.

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    12:38 pm on December 13th, 2010

    my brother has a gambling problem and he just burned a thousand bucks in one night .-,

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