ARC

Admin calls Spence.

“Still in NYC?

“Yup.”

“Any idea when you’ll be able to lay your hands on an advance reader copy of The Dog Who Knew Too Much?”

“I’ll try to find out today.”

“Tonight’s the Simon and Schuster bloggers party?”

“Yup.”

“Dress appropriately.”

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87 Responses to “ARC”

  1. Barb & Maggie
    9:20 am on May 26th, 2011

    Good morning everyone.

    Have a great time in the Big Apple, Spence! Don’t wear that red checked shirt.

  2. Volfie Vigglebutt
    9:22 am on May 26th, 2011

    I wonder if Spence is going to wear a pair of Bernie’s Hawiian pants?

  3. Melanie
    9:24 am on May 26th, 2011

    Hmm, what is the appropriate wear to a bloggers party? Don’t bloggers stay in their pj-s and blog out of basements?

    Thanks Kirby T: I have to say that your boy is completely blessed to get out of THAT relationship! You have to wonder why No One said anything to him. Some of those people in the wedding must have known what was going on! (Besides the bride)

    And for all of us critters here on Chet’s blog . . . Zoë went over to the Creamery and there was a TRUCK FULL (well, sort of) of sled dog puppies! She told the owner they were very cute.

    Good Morning by the Way!

  4. Melanie
    9:37 am on May 26th, 2011

    Auction pictures . . .

    Rebecca and I are working out how big (size and resolution) her email can take and then get put on her blog.

    So, if I’m right, send me the photos for the auction. I will “pop” them, size them, and return them to the person who sent them to me. Then that person will write the blurb (Riö’s working on that part) and send an email to Rebecca with the blurb and photo.

    IMHO, if you have more than one item send an email per item. But this is something Rebecca needs to think about. Not sure about her email account and filling it up.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    9:45 am on May 26th, 2011

    Well, looks like we will have extra time to read the next couple of days, so will be finishing up The Gingerbread Murders and starting Unbroken. Reason for the extra time?

    Barb decided to call Dish Network this morning to find out if she could 1. get that Oldies Sirus channel, since there are about 60 Sirus choices on her tv; and 2. to find out why she isn’t getting Channel 32, Fox. (No we don’t watch Fox News).

    Now, bottom line, after 1 hour on the phone, she no longer has her beloved Chicago news channels, and furthermore HAS NO LOCAL CHANNELS! Support says they had her Chicago suburb address listed and it is illegal for her to be getting Chicago channels out here (some FCC bullshit). Sooo, they tried to switch over to the Rockford channels, but instead obliterated Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS. They are sending out a tech. person on Saturday free of charge (duh!) and giving us a $10. per month discount for a year. Not sure it makes up for it. We love our Chicago News people, and they are gone, never to return, until we move back to the burbs. Great start to our day!

  6. dawson
    9:49 am on May 26th, 2011

    Good Morning everybody!
    And a glorious morning it is with the sun shining large in the sky. Just perfect for a bike ride and some dog watching around the lake.
    I’ve never seen a little Husky puppy except in pictures. They are sooooo cute and would be hard to resist.

  7. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:53 am on May 26th, 2011

    Party!…I wonder what they do at a Blogger Party?…snort!…Do you think they stand around and talk about their blogs?….sniff!… I wonder if Spencer will brag about Chet’s blog. Do you think he will mention the Quilt or the Iditarod?….heh! …I’m sure he will take credit for all of it, even though it’s really Chet’s blog….huffle!

  8. Melanie
    10:01 am on May 26th, 2011

    Dawson: Luckily, no sled dog puppy arrived home with Zoë!

    Okay, my health care got figured out. Had to bring in my State Senator’s office and the aide was getting the run around, and I sort of EXPLAINED that the whole thing was the health care people ADDED wrong. So HC finally listened to the aide.

    So YEA that got figured out. THEN this morning Zoë went to get the Subaru inspected and the clutch is just gone. Don’t know where we left it but it’s gone!

    So Zoë took the van in to do the shopping and the front left tire has gone bad AGAIN!

    She’s getting that fixed, and tomorrow we’re going to rent a car until the Subaru can get fixed.

    The Weather is great!

  9. Barb & Maggie
    10:24 am on May 26th, 2011

    Melanie, Looks like you have your problems this morning too. Maybe I shouldn’t bitch so much about t.v. I do feel like I have lost my connection to the world when I can’t tune in the news, though.

    Hey, Mango and Redbone, you need to get avatars. I am not so sure Redbone is a real character. We really don’t have much info on him, do we? Now I sound like Rio!

  10. Melanie
    10:30 am on May 26th, 2011

    Barb & MagPie: It took us forever to get local stations! Very frustrating . . .

    We now know that Mango is a drooling Mastiff. Love Mastiffs!

  11. Mollypop
    10:36 am on May 26th, 2011

    I’m off to Sam’s for a couple of days. I’ll catch up on the auction items when I get back. Melanie enhanced the “Every Dog has its Day” picture for Sam so that should be good.

  12. B.Stover
    10:37 am on May 26th, 2011

    I think it’s a black tie affair. When is Spence coming home?

    Good morning all.

  13. Tupper and Gilly
    10:44 am on May 26th, 2011

    Good morning everyone – All of us here want Spence and Admin to know that the proper dress for blogging is 1.) a Fur Coat and 2.) Diamond jewelry
    Bows, toenail polish and hats are optional
    All of us here are ALWAYS properly dressed when we are on the blog! (well, ok, so sometimes Basil takes off his diamond collar and goes au natural, but that was a mental image you could have done without)

  14. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:01 am on May 26th, 2011

    Black Tie!….Wookie and I are ready to go!….snort!….Come pick me up Wookie. We need to crash that Blogger Party and quick!…chorkel!…Someone has to keep Spencer from sticking his foot in his mouth…heh!

  15. Mollie (a black poodle)
    11:18 am on May 26th, 2011

    A sad day for baseball here. Buster Posey got a brutal hit and might be out for the rest of the year. I feel so sorry for him. Ross got hit also. I cringe when I watch the video of the hit on Posey. The Giants have so many out for injuries already, I don’t think they will do well this year. At least we have last year.
    Rio: One of your players (De Rosa?) is out too. Why all the injuries lately?

  16. BearSpiritDog
    11:18 am on May 26th, 2011

    Sleeping in this morning with a slow start to the day.
    Melanie: Car problems are so frustrating! It seems like they just pop out of nowhere. Can’t believe (well yes we can) you had to call in outside help with the healthcare. They sure don’t make it easy, do they. BTW how is Dan doing?
    Barb: We started the Laura Hildebrand book last night. As before, she has grabbed our attention from the very beginning. Love her style of writing! That is very discouraging news about dishnetwork. Did they discover their error in your programming first, or did your inquiry alert them to your location? We had problems with our satellite programing years ago and were able to get some kind of “grandfather” exemption because of our location out in the boonies and supposedly couldn’t get local channels. This meant we had the option of getting any East Coast channels we wanted, which was great. We were able to watch our favorite programs 3 hours ahead of everyone else.
    Rio: Most of us here on the blog would love going on that “100 mile walk” every day, but I suppose your little short pug legs aren’t up to it. Hang in there – you’ll get used to it. Exercise is good to clear the mind.
    Liz: If we can’t use Siber-H’s special recipe in the cookbook…I consider it a MUST that he is represented in some way. SH, don’t you have a special grilling recipe for the HNs? Doesn’t have to be complicated.
    About the pdf. Wolfie: Didn’t you say there was some way to publish at minimal cost? Don’t mind me – just pondering.
    Dawson: Enjoy your bike ride.
    Everyone have a great day!

  17. Melanie
    11:33 am on May 26th, 2011

    BSD: Dan is doing better. I’ve only had to sit on him once this morning.

    Going to be back much later: Change in plans. YSAS is coming up today because we are needing some extra help. Thank dog he’s available!

    Leaving in a few minutes, should be back after 4!

    Have a fun day everyone!

  18. Barb & Maggie
    11:37 am on May 26th, 2011

    Bear, The Dish lady tricked Barb. She said “Oh I see your location is different than your billing address”. Barb said, “Oh, that’s wrong, we have been at the billing address for 5 years”. That’s when she got us, and said, Oh, this is against FCC regulations, you are not in that viewing area and can’t be getting those channels”. I wonder if the “grandfather clause” would work.
    We will be starting Unbroken tomorrow or this weekend.

  19. BearSpiritDog
    11:49 am on May 26th, 2011

    T&G and Melanie: You guys are making us laugh!

    Besides Mango and Redbone, CupCake also needs an avatar.

    Hi B, Mollie and MollyPop!

  20. Snowhook Bella
    11:52 am on May 26th, 2011

    Some housekeeping items I wanted to address yesterday, but by the time I had to post everyone had signed off for the night:

    *In the words of Charlie Brown, “ARGH!!!” There are so many wonderful items being put up for auction: quilted items, projects with bling, toffee, art work and much more, and now an ARC from Spence! It’s difficult to remember why we’re holding an auction in the first place when I get tempted to bid on all the wonderful items…thank you Spence, thank you to you all!

    *I think all the Plunderers who have sponsored the kennel have received their surprise. I’m trying to track what has been sent to who so if you should have received a surprise and haven’t please let me know. Rose—your surprise is on the way!

    *Someone asked yesterday if we will ever know the identity of the generous anonymous Plunderer—even though we know, it won’t be spoken by my lips or typed by my fingers. AJ and I have taken to calling said Plundered GHP, Golden Harness Plunderer for long. Why GHP? The Golden Harness is awarded to a dog each year in the Iditarod—it is a great honor that is given to a special dog that leads his or her musher to the finish line in Nome and in this case, this particular Plunderer has led us to the starting line. We’ve thanked GHP publically and privately, but GHP (you know who you are) there is a kennel tour waiting for you if you ever make it to our neck of the woods—it’s the least we can do.

    *What’s this? Another anonymous Plunderer is on the loose? Yup—has been for a while, but authorities have kept it under wraps. Just in time for our transmission to go south, Twig was secretly and quietly sponsored by a Plunderer requesting to remain anonymous. Like GHP, we’ve also thanked this Plunderer privately, but not publically. Why the delay?—because I haven’t finished putting together the public thank you for the Plunderer. I’ve been putting together a very short story about Twig to post on the blog for this anonymous Plunderer. I bring it up now because I don’t want him/her to think it isn’t appreciated with all the GHP hub-bub. Twigs Friend: I OWE YOU one Twiglette of a story.

    *Kirby: Garrett’s flip and flop is made even attractive by his white fur and blue eyes. What’s more is he is the son of Whitey-Lance!—must be an Iditarod champ in the making.

    Headed to work…

  21. B.Stover
    12:09 pm on May 26th, 2011

    John Banville won this year’s Franz Kafka award.

  22. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:47 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Wow!…. Two anonymous donors!!! There must be some really rich Plunderers out here…heh!….Don’t let the word spread or we will start getting solicitations from all over the place….grunt!! …And who knew Whitey was a Dad?…heh!

  23. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:10 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Rebecca!….Are you still keeping a running tally of the total amount Chet’s Plunderers have donated? I know some of it had to go to repairs and such, but that is all part of getting ready for the race, right? …snort! … I will be very curious come next March how much we here have raised for you guys in total…gruff!cough!

  24. BearSpiritDog
    1:39 pm on May 26th, 2011

    SnowBella! More heartwarming stories from the Land of the Iditarod. I, for one, intend to stay up a little later in the evenings so I don’t miss you.

    B: Do you happen to have a link to that? Here is something you and other avid readers might be interested in:

    http://www.librarything.com/er/list

  25. B.Stover
    1:54 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Bear: Here’s the link to the Guardian story about Banville.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/may/26/john-banville-kafka-prize

  26. B.Stover
    3:01 pm on May 26th, 2011

    I’ve put both the alphabetized and the other version of Plunderers’ Who’s Who on the dishlicker site. I’ll put them in the save folder later and I’ll send both to Spence when he returns from the BEA.

  27. Siber-H
    3:15 pm on May 26th, 2011

    I see we weren’t invited to the blogging party. I hope Chet was
    Oh my Dog, I’m glad mom didn’t see that truck full of sled dog puppies.

    Mollie(ABP) I didn’t know that about Posey. That is going to hurt the Giants just like De La Rosa being out all season will hurt the Rockies. I hope our New Mexico boy, Ross, will be okay.

  28. B.Stover
    3:17 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Rio: I think you should consider putting your mission reports in a saved file on dishlickers.

    Kirby: Would you put your Sestina in a saved file on dishlickers?

    Wookie: Would you put the picture of the wonderful table setting (with all the crystal etc.) that you posted on Chet’s blog around the time of the dinner party for 50 people in a saved file on dishlickers? (I’ve referred to it in DebbieLM’s entry.)

  29. BearSpiritDog
    3:36 pm on May 26th, 2011

    A Big Yes! To B’s last suggestions.

    Thought for the day:
    What is God?
    God is a Man
    unless she’s a Woman
    unless God is Dog

  30. Siber-H
    3:38 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Barb, I’m sorry about the Dish tv mess up. We are news junkies here, also. We once had a similar problem with Direct tv and their local channels.

    Bear, thank you for thinking of me, but I don’t really have to be in the cookbook. Hebrew National hot dogs taste the very best when they are put on a green stick and cooked over a campfire in the Jemez Mountains. You’d be surprised how many hot dogs are dropped by the humans.

  31. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    3:56 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Stover– I will need to track the photo down but will get it posted to Dishlickers shortly.

    Barb and Maggie. I can sympathize about your news situation. According to my dad, you have gotten caught up in bigger picture FCC-type issues relating to localism and trying to protect local broadcasters from the importation of so-called distant signals, which may could adversely affect their ability to attract adversiting revenues. It sounded real complicate to me too, but he said at the end of the day that sometimes in trying to serve the public interest the FCC manages to lose sight of what the public is interested in.

    Wookie

  32. Mollie (a black poodle)
    3:59 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Siber-H: That could be your receipe…I didn’t know it had to be a green stick…

  33. Wölfie
    4:08 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Barb
    I few years ago, I was a Dish customer and I wanted to have the DVR added. I called to get an estimate, and they quoted me something like $400. So I called Direct TV, and they told me that they would do it for free. I called Dish back, told them that I would like to remain a customer but couldn’t see paying an unnecessary $400, and could they give me a better rate? Nope.
    So, I cancelled Dish, went to Direct TV. A few months later, Dish called me and asked me why I switched, and THEN they offered me free installation. Too late, I said.

    So, you may want to see what channels and rates Direct TV can offer you. Plus Direct TV will offer you (and a referred friend), $100 for switching. There is something to be said for competition!

    Wolfie’s mom.

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:10 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Mollie!…I can tell you’ve never gone camping before…heh!…It’s got to be a green stick so it won’t burn up so quickly when roasting numerous hotdogs over the open fire….snort!….I like to play my little harmonica when we go camping…heh!

  35. Alice M. Johnson
    5:14 pm on May 26th, 2011

    I can not imagine Rio camping. Nope that picture does not compute.

  36. BearSpiritDog
    5:34 pm on May 26th, 2011

    We’re trying to picture Rio playing the harmonica!

    Campfire Hotdogs! (Hebrew National of course) I knew you would come up with a cool recipe for the cookbook, Siber-H! And the tidbit about the dropped hotdogs is perfect!

    Barb&Maggie: Wolfie’s right. You have other options here. Another suggestion would be to call back and see if you can get another representative who is more accommodating. Then again that would probably entail another 1 plus hour phone call! So frustrating!

  37. Mollie (a black poodle)
    5:39 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Sounds like fun Rio, what songs do you play? Do you roast marshmellows too? I would not trust me to find the sticks, tho.

  38. BearSpiritDog
    5:46 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Mollie & Alice: I have this picture of Siber-H, Rio and Wookie, sitting around a campfire, wearing their baseball caps, roasting marshmallows and hotdogs and listening to the ball game.

  39. BearSpiritDog
    5:50 pm on May 26th, 2011

    and saying, “it just doesn’t get any better than this!”

  40. Redbone Hound
    6:38 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Now wait just a goldurned minute – y’all have:
    A computer geek poodle
    A harmonica playing, basaball fanatic pug
    A Hollywood wannabe Maltese
    2 corgis with royal delusions
    A secret agent golden retriever
    An undercover spy borzoi
    ….
    and you think a southern gentleman hound isn’t a “real” character??

  41. Siber-H
    6:44 pm on May 26th, 2011

    LOL I just fell out of my chair laughing.

  42. Melanie
    7:11 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Goodness you all have been having fun!
    YSAS is doing well. The day was beautiful, the trip was great.
    He was impressed with the dirt area which will be the pool.
    He suggested planting cisternella plants for bug control.
    Has anyone done that?
    I can’t use bug spray.

    Oh, wait, in the distance do I hear a harmonica? Some howling from a SH? Maybe a dog saying “Chase, Wöökie Chase?”

    Hmmm.

    Oh, our dogs were barking up a storm a little while ago. There’s a Great Blue Heron they think should not be where it is in the river.

    Did I have a camera??? No.

    Redbone Hound, you are a real character. I can just hear that southern drawl. Such a gentleman!

  43. Liz
    7:19 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Nice one, Redbone!

  44. Barb & Maggie
    7:30 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Redbone, That was quite funny, have to admit.

    We are going to take the Direct TV idea into consideration. Saturday they are sending out a tech to try to fix things, because we are no longer getting any local channels. If they are not able to get it fixed properly we will call Direct TV. Even tho we can’t get local Chicago channels shouldn’t we still be able to get BBC Nightly News with Brian Williams? Barb is kicking herself for even calling them.

  45. Melanie
    7:42 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Whew, I am headed to bed and “Area 51”.

    Not that my bedroom is Area 51. I don’t think I’ve ever been abducted through window or a wall. No implants that I’m aware of . . .
    Of course there were those weird things in my knee . . .

    Hmmm. . . I have a feeling that the Aliens, if they did pick me up, just threw me back. “Good Dog, we don’t want that one!”

    Pondering myself off to bed !

  46. Siber-H
    7:44 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Yes,Barb, you should still get all the news channels you get now, except for the local ones. You can use the internet to keep up on the local news…watch their videos and everything. I don’t think that is as easy as just watching a 30 minute local news program, but it is better than not getting any at all.
    I think some of our local channels put their entire newscast on their websites.

  47. BearSpiritDog
    7:46 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Barb: well. you know the old expression, “let sleeping dogs lie”..

  48. Melanie
    7:46 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Whoops, I looked at the links and had to comment. Both links were cool . . .
    Did a quick scan of the LibraryThing.

    “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” sounds interesting. Will have to look at more tomorrow.

    Really going up now!

    TTFN

  49. Siber-H
    7:55 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Barb, You aren’t committed to Dish tv even if they are coming out…unless you have a contract with them. We have friends that switch back and forth between Dish and Direct all the time (when the contract expires) They get mad at Dish and switch to Direct and then get mad again and switch back. They will be making another switch soon. lol

  50. BearSpiritDog
    8:05 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Redbone: You are a “real character” that’s for sure! lol

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:33 pm on May 26th, 2011

    SiberH!….Get up off the floor! The Rockies game is going to start in a few minutes…heh!…Her mom is making cheese burgers…woooo!whoooo! …We didn’t walk tonight because someone is so tired she decided to watch the first of the game instead…Yes! Yes!

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:04 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Joe!…. I have a neighbor who lives across the street by the name of “Joe”….heh!…He’s an English Bulldog. Someone forgot to let him in his house tonight, so he is sitting on the front porch watching traffic go by and looking over here…chuffle! …He better not have any funny ideas about crossing the street…grunt!

  53. Snowhook Bella
    9:16 pm on May 26th, 2011

    I just got an email from one of my bosses that tomorrow will be a half day so we can kick off the long weekend early! This means I won’t miss the east coast Plunderers.

    Rio: Enjoy the game and, if you’re lucky a cheeseburger.

  54. Siber-H
    9:17 pm on May 26th, 2011

    I’m watching the game, Rio!

    The funny thing about Redbones’s list is that it is true, and that is exactly why none of us can explain this blog to the “outside” world.

    Do you suppose Spence took the list Stover sent him of the info on all us plunderers so he could show the other authors? I can just hear him saying that he has the biggest fan club of all but some of them are a wee bit delusional.

  55. Snowhook Bella
    9:27 pm on May 26th, 2011

    I may or may not have almost snorted V8 from my nose when I read Redbone’s description of the Plunderers. The wonderful thing about the Plunderers is you can’t make it up…

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Mollie!….I just saw Posey get blown away trying to guard home plate…yow!ow!….Poor guy. I don’t know what he could have done different though. Catchers have a dangerous job all around…sniff! … Our pitcher Delarosa is out for 18 months or more for surgery and rehabilitation….sob!sob!sob!….Its been a brutal year so far. Also, I’ve never seen so many anger flare-ups so early in the season. Both Tulo and Jim Tracey have been thrown out of the game this season so far….wuffle!

  57. BearSpiritDog
    9:32 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Cheeseburgers! And, that must mean…Yes! it’s suppertime!

  58. Siber-H
    9:46 pm on May 26th, 2011

    I watched that video of Posey. He really was hurting, but he was brave. It hurts to watch that video.

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Recipe!…She put up a recipe but she forgot to say it was from ME!…grunt!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on May 26th, 2011

    No!…Gonzales missed a ball. This never ever happens unless he is hurt…Oh no!…wheeze!

  61. Alice M. Johnson
    10:09 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Hey Mr. Redbone,

    I loved your description of the blog dogs, but there are a few cats here too. I am one. I am a lovely blonde 10 year old cat. I can fly a Lear Jet and I can dematerialize when I need to.

    Just so you know.

    Also I do yoga. But all cats do that.

  62. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    10:12 pm on May 26th, 2011

    BSD. You are right; it doesn’t get any better than that. Of course, the campfire was in Rio’s back yard, since he isn’t allowed to leave his back yard. Still a great time though. Wookie

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:14 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Commercial!….I love that commercial where Alice’s stunt double is being chased by a big guy behind the wheel of a 70’s style sports car….snort!…Her double seems to out run him in her sporty 70’s car…heh!

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:21 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Wookie! SiberH!…We will have to have a little camping trip in my big new back yard this summer after the Auction….snort!…We can smoke cigars, eat slim jims and sing songs around the campfire….sneeze!…I will pull out the ole harmonica and I bet Wookie can play the Ukulele and SiberH can chime in on the tambourine…heh! …We will keep the whole damn neighborhood up All Night Long!…snorkel!

    Bloggers!… I wonder if all the Bloggers at the party are snockered by now…heh! …..Someone call Spencer a taxi!…chorkel!

  65. Volfie Vigglebutt
    10:22 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Okay, so let’s see if I’ve got this straight:

    Whitey-Lance, Twig and Orion are fully sponsored, and Charlie is partially sponsored. Mom said that I can help sponsor Charlie, but first I talked her into buying me a Snowhook calendar! Wow, we Plunderers are the best, aren’t we???!!!!!

    I cannot wait until next March, when we get to actually be a part of the Iditarod! Mom says that we can buy the fancy gps thing so that we won’t miss anything. As Rio would say, Whooo Hoooo!!!

  66. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:26 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Hey, y’all! Mom and Dad are still gone — my boy just sent them a picture of me moping and wishing them a happy anniversary. So now I’m not only moping that they’re gone, I’m also moping because my girl just let us know that she’s moving back home until she can find a teaching job. So now those two girl dogs will be here even longer!!!

  67. Siber-H
    10:31 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Three cheers for the camping trip!!!

    Wolfie, be prepared to lose some sleep if you subscribe to the GPS tracker. It is addictive.

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:33 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Moping!….Kirby post the photo of you moping!…heh!…We all want to see it!…snort!

  69. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:38 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Rio: Have you seen the extra-large marshmallows that are designed for toasting? Mom says she wants to build a fire just to test them!

    Bee: I’d be honored to put my sestina on the dishlickers site, but I’ll have to wait until Mom gets home — she filed it away, and I don’t know where anything is in her office. (To tell the truth, I’m not sure she knows where anything is, either!)

    Rebecca: That Garrett sounds like he has quite a lot going for him — Whitey-Lance for a father PLUS flip-flop ears. What a guy!!!

  70. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:45 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Sorry, Rio. The picture is on my boy’s telephone. I’ll have to see if I can figure out how to get the picture from the phone to the computer.

  71. Alice M. Johnson
    10:56 pm on May 26th, 2011

    We are going to try to go to bed early tonight. See youse all tomorrow.

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:03 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Marshmellows!…They just get all tangled up in my teeth and whiskers…grunt! …I like the hotdogs pure and simple with a little mustard on them…slurp!…Now I am very hungry again…grunt!…This is the problem when I eat so soon. I beg her mother for food and she feeds me earlier than my friend used to …sniff!…Now I am paying for it later….grumble!

    Kirby!…Too bad about the picture…grump!

  73. BearSpiritDog
    11:03 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Wookie: But, remember when Rio was allowed to go on the London Trip? Oh, yes. I see what you mean…

    Rio: We all know the recipe is from you.

    Hey, Kirby: Sorry about that last bit of news. Those 2 dogs are kinda moving in on your territory, sounds like.

    Wolfie: You are going to love, love, love the Snowhook calendar! Rebecca and AJ did an excellent job of putting it together.

    BTW: Has anyone else read Rebecca’s latest dog story on the Snowhook blog? But, be sure to have a box of tissues handy before you start.

  74. Siber-H
    11:12 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Bear, I read it. What a wonderful tribute to Rowdy and so beautifully written…tissues are necessary.

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:15 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Wha!?…Everytime I have checked the Snowhook blog over the last MONTH OR MORE there has been nothing new out there…grunt!…Now there is something new finally??…sniff!

  76. Barb & Maggie
    11:18 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Signing off for now. Night all.

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:29 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Sob!Sob!Sob!Sob!….sniffle!….this is why I like baseball, no crying necessary,..choke!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:33 pm on May 26th, 2011

    GRUMP!….Thanks a whole helluva lot Huston Street!….growl!sneeze!gasp! …This game is going the way of all the others lately…down down down in a pit of fire!….grump!

  79. Siber-H
    11:37 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Night Everyone
    Siber-H out
    red Bob time

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:43 pm on May 26th, 2011

    GRUMP!!

    Sob!Sob!Sob!

  81. Snowhook Bella
    11:45 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Rio, SiberH and Wookie: Perhaps you could plan a winter camping trip, maybe on the Iditarod trail, oh, let’s say, next March? Except I caution against playing the harmonica in sub-zero temperatures.

    Rio: I caught up on blog updates the other night going back to this past race season even before Iditarod.

    Volfie: Best—that’s one way to describe the Plunderers. I also like amazing, incredible and awesome.

  82. BearSpiritDog
    11:47 pm on May 26th, 2011

    I wanted to stay up, but my eyes are closing…zzzzzzzz

  83. Snowhook Bella
    11:54 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Say ‘Gah nite,’ Bear…

  84. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:58 pm on May 26th, 2011

    Mr. Redbone, I neglected to thank you for offering to protect me the other day. You are a true gentledog.

  85. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:25 am on May 27th, 2011

    OK, it’s late out here, so I’m going to see if I can find a place to lay my head that hasn’t been taken over by those girl dogs!

    Good night, y’all!!!

  86. Tupper and Gilly
    12:42 am on May 27th, 2011

    well, this just stinks. We are so busy getting ready for the art show this weekend that we haven’t had a minute to be online since this morning.
    Work, work, work, work, work.

    Remember how Mama was going to make lasaga? Well, she stayed up way late last night to make the sauce and then put the whole thing together. She left it in the fridge with instructions all written out for her father to heat it up. Her oven defaults to 350 when you turn it on, so she left directions to turn the oven on, put the lasagna on a cookie sheet and put it in the oven at 4:30 – it takes two hours to cook.
    Mama got home right before six. Lasagne smelled good, but just maybe a little scorched.
    hmmmm
    Her father put followed the directions to put it in the oven – only he set the oven to 430 degrees….
    Did you know that lasagna noodles can actually carmelize if you cook them too hot??

    Oh well.

    Now for some good news – Mama got home so late cuz she went to get her pottery from Andrew Quient (the famous potter she put the link for the other day)
    Her pottery is fired beautifully, its not broken and ANDREW QUIENT ASKED HER IF SHE WOULD LIKE TO BE A STUDENT AT HIS STUDIO.
    As Rio would say…whoooohhhoooo!!
    (well of course she said yes – she’s going to start later in June)
    We are probably talking to ourselves tonight, but we had to tell someone!

  87. Snowhook Bella
    1:35 am on May 27th, 2011

    T&G: Congratulations!!! That is so exciting!

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