ARF: Sneak Peek 2

“Hey, Junior,” Birdie said, as we walked onto the bridge.

“Hey,” said Junior Tebbets, jiggling his bamboo pole.

“You fish without a reel?” Birdie said.

“Why not?”

“Catching anything?”


“What’re you fishing for?”


“What bait?”

Junior peered over the railing. His line hung straight down, disappeared into the water. “Mouse.”

“I’m sorry?”

“Dead mouse,” Junior said.

“You’re using a dead mouse for bait?”

“Like, wouldn’t it be kind of cruel to hook ‘em live?” Junior said. “Found this one under the truck when my dad drove away.”

“Under the food truck?” Birdie said.

“Scooped it right up. Everyone knows catfish go for stinky things.”

“Then everyone knows wrong,” Birdie said. “Shiners is what they like.”

“Shiners?” Junior jiggled the pole. That made tiny waves down in the bayou, but no fish appeared.

– coming Tuesday!



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66 Responses to “ARF: Sneak Peek 2”

  1. Rose-the small and meek
    8:29 am on April 22nd, 2016


    What a great way to start a Friday morning…an “ARF” sneak peek! It made me laugh out loud!

    Today’s GOOGLE doodle celebrates Earth Day. It is very lovely, and changes every few seconds.

    Create a good day!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:50 am on April 22nd, 2016

    Good morning Rose and everyone! We are ROFLOL here too…the whole household. Tough waiting for ARF.
    Have an earthy Earth Day…hug a tree or, like CHobbitz’s childhood, eat dirt 🙂

  3. BearSpiritDog
    9:14 am on April 22nd, 2016

    ARF Coming on Tuesday…that is more than 2 Days!

    Happy Earth Day to Wose, the Hounds and Plunderers All.

  4. Howlers
    9:22 am on April 22nd, 2016

    Happy Earth Day! We here are Big Believers in Earth. We really dig it! Hah hah hah!!! We kill us!!!

    Wose, Our google doodle doesn’t change.

  5. Masquers
    9:27 am on April 22nd, 2016

    Point of contention…did youse know that although Harriet Tubman will soon be on the face of the $20 bill Andrew Jackson will remain hidden on the back of it? We just can’t get rid of that guy.

    Howlers: Our Google doodle doesn’t change either.

    Someone here is off to a wunderfluffing appointment which was missed last week.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    9:28 am on April 22nd, 2016

    Howlers, you have us howling with laughter!

  7. Herd of Hounds
    9:30 am on April 22nd, 2016

    Masquers, hidden is okay since we don’t play “Where’s Waldo” (or Jackson).

  8. Herd of Hounds
    9:40 am on April 22nd, 2016

    Thinking of Earth Day here…
    Ann Teak: the name of a female tree.

  9. BearSpiritDog
    10:01 am on April 22nd, 2016

    Ann Teak…LOL.

  10. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:05 am on April 22nd, 2016

    ARF!…snort!…Can’t get here soon enough…wheeze!

  11. dawson
    10:08 am on April 22nd, 2016

    I’m with Staff: How can I get an autographed copy of Arf?

    Happy Earth Day to all!

  12. Howlers
    10:28 am on April 22nd, 2016

    We just received two books in the mail! We didn’t order them, as all of our books have been either donated or packed up to move!!!

  13. B.Stover
    10:41 am on April 22nd, 2016

    A dead mouse under a food truck….

    Good morning all.

  14. Rose-the small and meek
    10:44 am on April 22nd, 2016

    Howlers: Your happy Earth Day post is making me laugh!

  15. Wose-the small and meek
    10:45 am on April 22nd, 2016

    Does this work for youse? It is the link to the GOOGLE doodle…

  16. Rose-the small and meek
    10:46 am on April 22nd, 2016

    I think the doodle will change each time you use GOOGLE.

  17. Buddy, Leno, and Hilda
    10:50 am on April 22nd, 2016

    Arf! Want Arf!

  18. Herd of Hounds
    10:55 am on April 22nd, 2016

    What did Obi Wan Kenobi say to the tree? May the Forest be with you.

  19. Tupper and Gilly
    11:13 am on April 22nd, 2016

    Greetings all.
    There are a number of mysteries in the sneak peak –
    first off, why wouldn’t you fish without a reel?
    second, dead mouse under a food truck….ewwww
    third, why would anyone WANT to catch a catfish?
    (we know, some people ove to eat them. Us, not so much)

    But we are looking forward to ARF!

  20. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:28 am on April 22nd, 2016

    Food Truck!…My friend said there were many food trucks parked near the busy-place yesterday…snort!…She opted for the ice cream truck as the cleanliness of the insides of food trucks is always questionable…grunt!

  21. Staff
    11:30 am on April 22nd, 2016
  22. Staff
    11:40 am on April 22nd, 2016

    Map of this years Hummingbird migration. so far. From Journey North.

  23. Staff
    11:40 am on April 22nd, 2016

    Food truck. I want some ice cream now. Grump.

  24. Tupper and Gilly
    11:42 am on April 22nd, 2016

    Staff – we ALWAYS want ice cream!

  25. Staff
    12:15 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    I emailed Peter (Spence) and he said he will go into Eight Cousins and autograph copies of ARF for me. He will assuredly do it for YOU also.
    Their phone number in Falmouth MA is Phone:(508) 548-5548

    So Dawson, I will order one and mail it to you if you wish…

  26. Howlers
    12:19 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Wose, when we refresh the google page, we see the rotation of images. Thanks!

    We aren’t reading any of the sneak peeks. We want to read everything new when we get Arf.

  27. Staff
    12:27 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    All right. I didn’t wait for confirmation from Dawson, I just ordered one for each of us.

    You will just have to put up with it.

    BBL. Off to my Friday date with Mr.Staff. Lunch and grocery shopping in Mayville.

  28. dawson
    12:37 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Oh hay…thanks Staff!

    Howlers: Dig it!

  29. Tupper and Gilly
    2:06 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Anyone wanna see a new pot?

    Thanks again HOH. The feathers are inspirational.

  30. Masquers
    2:46 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Gah. The Doodle isn’t changing as it should.

    Golinka! Magnifique!

  31. Rose-the small and meek
    3:34 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Royal Mum: What a lovely pot!

  32. Herd of Hounds
    4:34 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Golinka, we know the POP are proud to live on in your art work.
    What is a tree’s least favorite month?


  33. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    4:46 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Good afternoon all. Lovely pot. Is that deer skin on it?

    HOH, I actually understand your jokes today!

    Happy Earth Day. In honor, I started all my squash pots this morning – 26 in all.

    My friend Kim just told me that Peaches may become a mother. She is setting for the first time ever. She has two eggs (not her own) so hope at least one will hatch. She layed a few eggs of her own, but Kim had to remove them as they would not be fertile. Peaches has taken a life long pledge of chastity.

  34. Herd of Hounds
    4:54 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Nice news about Peaches.
    Barb, you may not understand this one…

    What lies between a good recycler and a bad recycler?

  35. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    4:56 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Should have been laid, not layed.

    And nope, don’t have a clue. Please splain.

  36. Herd of Hounds
    5:03 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Barb, geography….Wsahington, very environmental. California, basic idjits. In between…Oregon.
    We can ‘splain it Lucy!

  37. Herd of Hounds
    5:16 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Wowser, Bowser…boomers all around us, no rain now and blue skies. Confusion, do we hold mom down or not?

  38. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    6:01 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    And for a third week in a row, still number one on the NYT bet seller list for Children’s Middle Grade E-b=Books:

    Children’s Middle Grade E-Book
    WOOF, by Spencer Quinn
    THE SWORD OF SUMMER, by Rick Riordan
    THE KEEPER, by David Baldacci
    RAYMIE NIGHTINGALE, by Kate DiCamillo
    WONDER, by R. J. Palacio

  39. Herd of Hounds
    6:53 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Whoo hoo Spence. Did you hear about the recycling triplets? … Polly Ethel, Ian
    We are cracking ourselves up with these punny puns.

  40. BearSpiritDog
    7:39 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Just caught up on a Great New 6 Episode Mini Series…The Night Manager.
    Starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie, Olivia Colman, Tom Hollander…Tuesdays on AMC.
    If you like Espionage Thrillers this one’s for you.

  41. Staff
    8:05 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    This years winners of the Audubon Bird photography contest. Wonderful pictures.

  42. Herd of Hounds
    8:37 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Why are people always tired in April?
    They’ve just been through March.

  43. Lefty
    8:55 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    BML: I too have taken the life long pledge of chastity. I’m not sure of Mick, the fruit of my looms not the Oxenrider will follow in my paw steps, but I can hope.

    BML: On an unrelated note, what is chastity?

  44. BearSpiritDog
    9:31 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Wow, Staff! Those Audubon Photos are Beautiful!

  45. Herd of Hounds
    9:43 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    BSD, we agree. Beautiful fotos. One last silly for Earth Day.
    How does a tree get on the Internet ?
    It logs on! Okay, nighty, night all,

  46. dawson
    9:53 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Oh my! That pot is indeed bi-yoo-tee-ful like a POP. The colors!

  47. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    10:02 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Lefty, LOL. Peaches is like the Virgin Queen.

    Have to admit, HOH had some funny ones today. Night all.

  48. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:35 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Espionage!….Bear I am all in!…snort!…I have yet to watch an episode as I have not seen it OnDEMAND yet…grunt!

  49. Tupper and Gilly
    10:46 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    We just ran into an episode of “Death in Paradise” that we hadn’t seen before. Gotta check Acorn TV for season 4.

    Course Mama sneezed and schnuffled all the way through it. We are giving her ginger tea, trying to break up her congestion.

  50. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Hugh Laurie!…He is a favorite British actor here…snort!…First saw him on Black Adder…heh!heh!…He is very talented and has had a great career…chuffle!

  51. BooBear
    11:00 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Well, this has turned out to be a horrible day. Mom came home from work and somebody or more than one person had broken into her house. They broke the glass out of the door in the master bedroom and ransacked her bedroom, bathroom and closet. Today Mom had gone more casual to work and didn’t wear her large solitaire diamond that dad had given to her on their 10th anniversary, the diamond drop necklace that had the original diamond from their engagement and the diamond tennis bracelet that was Dad’ s gift to her on their 25th anniversary. All gone. Also gone is more casual jewelry (cuff bracelets, pocket knife Mom gave Dad years ago, the friendship tree bracelet Mom won in the most recent Snowhook auction, the bracelet Wose sent Mom after Dad died). Why didn’t she lock all that up in the safe. Although they tried to steal the gun safe too but couldn’t get it out of the closet. Also gone, her sense of safety in her own home.
    She is very proud of all of us. None of us tried to get out of the house through the broken door. At least we were all here and very glad to see her when she got home.

  52. Tupper and Gilly
    11:09 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Oh BooBear – oh nooooooooo. We are so very sorry that this happened to you.
    We are sure that if your mom had to choose between you and the diamonds, she would rather have all of you safe and sound. We hope the police find clues, and find the crooks. And the rocks.
    Pawrayers for all of you to sleep tonight

  53. BooBear
    11:13 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    It’s just that the jewelry pieces were gifts from Dad and that can’t be repeated. She won’t ever get gifts from him again.

  54. Luna
    11:23 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    BooBear’s maw: You, yours and your heart are tucked under the Quilt. The team is getting ready to blur to your place to provide extra protection. Head bumps to you.

  55. Tupper and Gilly
    11:32 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    BooBear …sigh…we know. We are so sad for you all.

  56. Wolfie Wanderbutt
    11:35 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    That is absolutely horrible!!! I am so sorry this happened to you. Sometimes I think that people are slime. Or at least, some are. Where’s Chet?


  57. dawson
    11:37 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    BooBear: How terrible! And sad about the missing gifts from Dad. I hope they catch the bad guys and get everything back. I’m thankful that dog and the cats are all okay. Maybe a neighbor saw something.

  58. Wolfie Wanderbutt
    11:40 pm on April 22nd, 2016

    Wolfie here. Whoops, that was mom hijacking my avatar. So rude!

    But what I wanted to say is that what is precious is the love that you two shared. I have it on the best authority.

    And I too am blurring over to offer protection. This is my first attempt since I crossed OVER. Here goes nothing!!!

  59. C.hobbitz
    12:02 am on April 23rd, 2016

    BooBear: my heart aches for your mom. Does she live in a small enough community to do a public appeal? Your Dad was probably known by many people and sometimes a sympathetic appeal will bring out clues. If police think local break ins might be teenagers, check with the high school. Teens cannot keep secrets and a teacher can overhear things. What are police advising? Do they monitor pawn shops, antique malls, jewelry stores, Craigslist, etc or is it up to you to do it? Would the pieces be immediately taken to a larger city to be sold?
    I will be thinking of you and will pray for resolution.

  60. Macy the min pin
    2:20 am on April 23rd, 2016

    So sorry, Boo.

  61. bluecat
    7:19 am on April 23rd, 2016

    BooBear – head bumps to you and your mom. Also praying for resolution and that she can feel safe again. I’m sad with her.

  62. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    7:38 am on April 23rd, 2016

    Boo, so sad. We are sorry. I think Hobbit has some good advice. Pawn shops are a good bet. If there are any nearby I would visit them. Have the police mentioned any other break-ins in your area? If so, it could be a group that is working together.

    And, of course, call your insurance company.

  63. Howlers
    7:38 am on April 23rd, 2016

    Oh, BooBear. Oh BooBear. We are so upset to read your news, we have nothing to say.
    Please dear Dog let them find the evil people that did this. Do you think it is someone who knew about your jewelry?

  64. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    8:26 am on April 23rd, 2016

    Thefts of this type are often done by someone who knows you and has been in your home. Also knows you are gone during the day.
    Have you had any service people in lately, or (sorry to say this) any one questionable who attended the shower – someone you had an uneasy feeling about?

    I have seen a few claims over the years, where it was friends of the insured’s kids. The fact that a door was broken does not sound like a pro.

    I am glad no animals were harmed. My mom had a break-in one time, and her poor dog was very tramatized.

  65. Herd of Hounds
    8:37 am on April 23rd, 2016

    BooBear, our mom’s heart goes out to you. No one can say they know how you feel but know this, mom had a house burglary once with animals in the house and thank dog the animals weren’t harmed like your place. She does understand the sense of violation and the loss and grief. The HOH will keep you in our prayers.

  66. Barb, Maggie & Lucy
    8:48 am on April 23rd, 2016

    Yes, anger, felling of violation and grief are all going to be there.

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