Auction (More)

“Maybe you should sum up the auction in some sort of concise way while I go out for breakfast,” says Admin.

“But – ” says Spence. The door bangs shut. The car zooms off in that noisy way that means Admin is at the wheel. “All right,” Spence says. “Here goes. From July 2 to July 10 we’re having an auction to raise money for Snowhook Kennel, our favorite Iditarod racing team. All items will be donated by the Plunderers and the kennel. Anyone – and let’s spread the word to people outside the blog – can bid on artwork and crafts specially made for the auction, quilted projects, dogsledding items, and more, including a signed advance reader copy of The Dog Who Knew Too Much, Chet and Bernie’s next adventure. Photos of all items will soon be displayed, I think.”

“Wonder if he’ll bring me back a muffin. Or even just a small coffee would be OK.”


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  1. dawson
    9:19 am on June 17th, 2011

    Good Morning.
    Spence: I’m sure he means to bring you back a small coffee. But he’ll probably forget.
    Publicity! The price just went up on those auction items with all this publicity targeting those fat cat (sorry cats) facebookie types.

  2. B.Stover
    9:19 am on June 17th, 2011

    I’d like to hear the noisy way that Admin drives off!

    Good morning all.

  3. Snowhook Bella
    9:19 am on June 17th, 2011

    Good morning all! Did someone say muffin?

  4. B.Stover
    9:25 am on June 17th, 2011

    Folks, there’s nothing wrong with the “facebookie types.” Honestly! (Said in exasperation as my mother often said it.)

    You guys certainly had a riot last night. Can’t stop laughing long enough to drink my coffee. (Hope Spence gets a cuppa.)

    And Rio–when will the Rockies win the Stanley Cup?

  5. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:35 am on June 17th, 2011

    I have missed Natasha!

    And in regards to the ARC, she does make a good point.

  6. LizF
    9:37 am on June 17th, 2011

    Hello early birds – it’s bedtime here, so hello and goodbye as usual.

    I think Spence summed things up nicely.

  7. Melanie
    9:38 am on June 17th, 2011

    I have started my campaign for Snowhook on Facebook. Did you know if you spell Facebook in all lowercase letters that Facebook says it’s spelled wrong?

    Hi Wolfie! Check your SDD.

  8. Melanie
    9:40 am on June 17th, 2011

    Ummm Wölfie, check your SDD twice. I goofed up. I think I need a cuppa from Admin.

  9. Barb & Maggie
    9:41 am on June 17th, 2011

    Melanie and G & B, thanks for the comments on The Search. Glad you guys agreed with me that Simon is rude and abrupt. I think that the glib comments are supposed to be clever, but my skin prickles every time he tells her to “Shut up!’ Sorry, just a personal quirk. The book is still worth while, and again it was well researched.

    Nice day today, going to be in the 80s. Off work for 5 days, so have a lot of time to catch up around here.

    Bee, The dressing that Barb mentioned is one her mom used to make. Fry some bacon, remove from pan, add sugar, vinegar and a little water to bacon grease (you can also add a little oil if you don’t have enlough bacon grease). Mix to your own taste, but we like it slightly sweet. Heat till boiling, then pour over leaf lettuce and chopped green onions (tops and all). The lettuce will wilt slightly. Serve immediately. It is very good.

  10. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:41 am on June 17th, 2011

    Sorry I missed all the excitement last night, but we had some really bad thunderstorms and so I had to make sure mom did not get upset — you know how she reacts to thunder and lightning. It’s hard work but I am dog enough to do it. I was also a little bit under the weather from the last chemo treatment, but I felt a lot better by last night and I think that is now past. And only one more treatment to go, next Monday.

    I don’t think the Rockies will ever win the Stanley Cup but another Denver team — the Avalanche — did several years ago. The World Series — that’s a different matter, haven’t won it yet but will one day soon, I am sure.

    Melanie — mom says thanks; glad you liked the photos of the quilt. She had a lot of fun making it, as the name implies (Do the Funky Chicken), It is very funky indeed. And as you know, it was just to the rabbits that Noah had to keep saying, only two, only two. Riiiiight!

    Wookie

  11. Melanie
    9:52 am on June 17th, 2011

    Wöökie, Noah’s Arc is my favorite. RIIIGGGHHHTTT!!

    Our cyber chicks have fled the nest!

  12. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:59 am on June 17th, 2011

    Zoomin’!….I love the way Admin drives. …heh!…If I could drive, that’s how I would do it…snort!

    ARC!….That there barn over yonder in Melanie’s photo looks like the Ark!…heh!… Maybe that’s where those two young eagles are headed….snort!

  13. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    10:01 am on June 17th, 2011

    Melanie — My dad and one of his friends did the entire routine as an interpretative reading in their 9th Grade speech class back in the day. It was a big hit, although the line about the pregnant elephant was a little risque for 9th grade (it was back then anyway, although it probably would not be so today). BTW, what is a cubit anyway? Maybe B. Stover would know.

    Wookie

  14. Melanie
    10:19 am on June 17th, 2011

    Our whole family would quote (verb) Bill Cosby’s routines. People would look at us like we were nuts.

    We still do it . . . “Come around, your idiot! Come around!”

    I think the answer to your question is “Well, never mind that . . .”

  15. B.Stover
    10:22 am on June 17th, 2011

    Wookie: All I knew was that a cubit was an ancient form of measurement so I looked it up. It uses the forearm from elbow to fingertip. Here’s a link to the Wikipedia article. When did “cubit” come up?

  16. B.Stover
    10:23 am on June 17th, 2011
  17. B.Stover
    10:24 am on June 17th, 2011

    Barb: I hope you’re including that recipe for wilted salad/dressing in the cookbook.

  18. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:31 am on June 17th, 2011

    Ark!…. Noah’s Ark was measured in Cubits….snort!…I think this is where Wookie’s mind was wandering about…yark!!

  19. Barb & Maggie
    10:38 am on June 17th, 2011

    Wookie, Glad you are almost finished (done) with your treatment. Way to go!

    Bee, I did not include it in the recipes, because it is one of those – add some of this and some of that till it tastes right – kind of things. Never really sure of the measurements. Oh, and forgot to say that you add the crumbled bacon on the top after tossing.

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:39 am on June 17th, 2011

    Yeep!…That last sentence makes no sense at all….grunt! …I think my toes have a mind of their own this morning….sniff!

  21. Barb & Maggie
    10:42 am on June 17th, 2011

    Sounds like the cubit is sort of like the English hand-which is the hand turned sideways, about 4″. Wouldn’t the cubit vary, depending on how big the person was? Arm, hand, didn’t have to worry about not having the proper measuring device with you!

    Gotta go cut some grass. BBL

  22. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    10:44 am on June 17th, 2011

    Stover. Rio has it right. And what Melanie and my dad and me were reminiscing about is a classic Bill Cosby comedy routine from the 1960s about supposed conversations between Noah and God in connection with the great flood and God directing Noah to build an ark. Probably one of the funniest comedy routines ever done.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0KHt8xrQkk

    Wookie

  23. BearSpiritDog
    10:48 am on June 17th, 2011

    Sunny skies this morning after the big thunderstorm last night. I, for one, am glad they don’t happen that often.

    Spence: I hope you got your cuppa cafe and…a muffin.

  24. Barb & Maggie
    10:48 am on June 17th, 2011

    Just segwayed into wondering if guys used any other body parts for measuring? Maybe we shoud ask Mr. Weiner.

    Did anyone see the Today interview with the blonde southern gal, who worked for some Christian organization? She was talking about her ” Facebook affair” with Weiner, but didn’t really say much. Did she want her 15 seconds of fame, or what? Why do they always drag these bimbos out of the woodwork?

  25. Basil and Sage
    11:06 am on June 17th, 2011

    Barb-you naughty girl…measuring with other body parts.
    Giggling…we love it.
    Do you believe that some on the street interviewees actually said they felt sorry for the jerk – that what he did wasn’t a crime. No…but how stupid a government official do we want?

  26. Alice M. Johnson
    11:06 am on June 17th, 2011

    We are being abandoned again. Staff and Mr.Staff are going to a wedding and the grandparents are going to be home alone for TWO DAYS! They are not afraid. They know that Abbie and I will take care of any problems that come up and keep any perps away.
    Well, maybe Abbie will run away and hide and I will welcome them with joy, but I am sure either one of those will scare any perps away.

    Heh heh heh.

    Oh and staff is taking the laptop with her so we will just have to wait, sniff, forever, sniff, until Sunday night.

  27. BearSpiritDog
    11:15 am on June 17th, 2011

    Wookie: Thanks for the classic Cosby video. A funny way to start the day!

    Barb&Maggie: The bacon dressing is very good. We have had it, but didn’t know how it was made – thank you.
    Weiner has become a daily joke in the media and elsewhere. You are right – the 15 minuteters always want their moment in the spotlight and can only get it riding on the coattails of someone else.

    Wolfie: Dawson’s idea is an excellent one. Donations around the holidays could be very generous. We are looking forward to a taste of your Wonderful Toffee. A lot of work for your mom though, as the orders will come in abundance.

  28. Siber-H
    11:16 am on June 17th, 2011

    Melanie, you spell Facebook,”facebookie.”
    Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

  29. Melanie
    11:24 am on June 17th, 2011

    Wöökie beat me to youtube! Love that stuff! “I’m I on Candid Camera?”

    Speaking of measuring with body parts . . . There is a non-standard unit of measure called a “Smoot”. snicker

    Poor Alice and Abbie. I hope Staff and Mr. Staff have a great time.

    I did something for Wölfie:

  30. Melanie
    11:27 am on June 17th, 2011

    Guess I’ve put off work long enough . . . a catch up day.

    Oh, YSAS called at 7:30 am. They had just gotten off work. FOUR hours of overtime!

    He got to his apartment at 8:30 am, took a shower, talked to roommates, went to get coffee and then off to rehearsal.

    Whew. . . And he works a full day tomorrow.

    BBL

  31. Siber-H
    11:30 am on June 17th, 2011

    Thank dog the girls do not expect me to go to Paris with them. I want to go to Paris even less than I wanted to go to the Royal Wedding.
    Who is up for a trip to the wilderness? Guys only, except for the two OleyHowler girls. Female Sibers are not likely to set around and paint their toenails and shop for the latest fashions until they drop.

  32. Masquers
    11:33 am on June 17th, 2011

    Herb Kats: We kats do appreciate good humor! As for our “governing officials” – to think these bozos are running the nation – scary thought that.

    Alice: Good to know Staff has left home confident everything is in your capable paws. Looking forward to talking to you & Abbie on Sunday and hearing of your Guard Kat adventures.

    Now we are off to do something productive.

    BBL

  33. Basil and Sage
    11:41 am on June 17th, 2011

    Siber – we would love to go on the camping trip….but we have visions of becoming kitty s’mores for the Howlers

  34. BearSpiritDog
    11:45 am on June 17th, 2011

    Siber-H: How was your day in the mountains yesterday? That breath of fresh air must have been very welcome. Side note: I believe Sasha is the only Howler girl dog. Dima and Meascha are the boys that got in that big fight with the raccoon the other morning (O.Howlers correct me if I’m wrong)

  35. Snowhook Bella
    11:48 am on June 17th, 2011

    SiberH: count W.L. In and Orion might like to join the fun.

    As for the trip to Paris, I think I know a girl or two that would like to join Natasha and Liz.

  36. Melanie
    11:53 am on June 17th, 2011

    Mac and Franklin are in on the Wilderness trip. They will pull any supplies needed.

    On the other paw, Mattie, Patsy and Rosalyn want to go to Paris. They caused a huge fight because they won’t let Rose, Grace and Katie go.

    “They are too young.”

    Good dog! Fur flying, drool oozing, not a pretty sight. Zoë has grounded the girls for the day, but she’s agreed that R,G and K are too young for Paris.

    M,P&R sais they really need a pedicure at this point.

  37. Siber-H
    12:08 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Herbs, It is not safe for you kats “out there”. You can go to Paris with the girls. I suppose in one of those cat carriers.

    Bear, thanks for asking. It was a really nice trip. Even in a drought, that canyon is greener than I ever imagined it could be because of all the natural springs in it.
    The air quality hasn’t been very bad here at all lately. It is just a haze in the sky, and more fires started burning yesterday in NM. One burned 7 homes to the ground, but it could have burned a whole neighborhood if they hadn’t of gotten the air tankers on it so quick.

    I think Meascha is a girl…the hot one. Her picture is their avatar. I have a crush on her so I hope she is a girl. Oh dear

  38. Basil and Sage
    12:21 pm on June 17th, 2011

    But Siber – we’re GUYS!!!! Who knows what those goofy females would do to us in Paris. But then again, they say Paris is the very best place to get chocolate mouse and rat-a-tooey.

  39. Snowhook Bella
    12:33 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Wolfie: if you’re up to supporting everyone’s Christmas toffee habit, I like the idea. I would donate to a charity of your chosing for a chance to taste the toffee. I also think that many, many Plunderers are going to be upset if they don’t get to bid on the tastey treat. I like the photo Melanie did for you!

    (Whispering) I planned to get up and go to work early today. I was all ready to leave around 6am, stooped down to give AJ a hug and a kiss and woke up an hour and a half later…

  40. Barb & Maggie
    12:42 pm on June 17th, 2011

    I had a rat-a-tooey made in my honor at the party, remember?

    OK, Techniqually speaking Weiner didn’t commit a crime, but he still lied, and he still disrespeced his wife, and it’s still a little perverted. Maybe not horrifically perverted, but still not totally normal either.

    Wolfie, If you do the toffee for the auction, why don’t you do several smaller boxes instead of one 7 lb. box? I think you wouod make more.

  41. BearSpiritDog
    12:54 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Siber-H: Sorry, I stand corrected. You are so right – Dima is the only boy. Sasha & Meashka are girls. I even misspelled Meashka’s name. (sorry Howlers)

  42. Siber-H
    1:10 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Bear, I have a crush on her but I can’t remember how to spell her name.

    Herbs, we would make the girls promise to find you some guy things to do.

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:16 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Lunch!…. Hey! Her mother and I are going to MickyDee’s drive-thru for lunch. I get to go for a ride….heh! Her mother does not know about my amazing ability to open sacks and steal French fries at an incredible speed….woooo!….This is gonna be fun!….chorkel!

  44. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    2:32 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Rio – naughty doggie. You must vatch your vaistline. Vould be too bad if you get so chubby your little wrinkles fill out.
    Also, is not good to go into voods on camping trip smelling like greasy french fry. Is not only Herbs that vould end up being s’mores. You vould be just snack for bears.

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:36 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Natasha!….burp!

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:53 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Quilt!…My friend says she can’t wait to see Wookie’s donated Quilt….snort!…. She is dying to know why it is called The Funky Chicken and what colors are in it….heh!

  47. Melanie
    2:54 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Riö, I once left my rescue dog, Clara, in the car with my frappe in a “dog proof” container. There was a straw coming out at the top. When I got back in 3/4 of my frappe was GONE! She used the straw! Smart dog. . .

    I thought I’d get someone googling the measurement of “smoot”.

    Oh, well. Here it is . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smoot

    It funny in a very engineer geeky way.

    Jeez, now I forgot what I was going to originally post. Carpola!

  48. Melanie
    2:57 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Okay, I was clearing off the extra open windows on the desktop and found what my brain forgot.

    This little dude was eating the bird seed out front! Cute! Didn’t have my good camera, shucks, but you can still see him.

  49. B.Stover
    3:17 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Thanks Wookie. That was funny.

    Melanie: What is that little dude?

    I have successfully downloaded the T.S. Eliot The Waste Land app and some of my Kindle books onto my iPad.

  50. Melanie
    3:28 pm on June 17th, 2011

    That is a very young fox! Sort of looked like a large cat. Loved the birdseed.

  51. Snowhook Bella
    3:36 pm on June 17th, 2011

    I’m going to borrow a “Yeep!” From Rio—nay, I’m going to steal it because I don’t intend to return it.

    My boss just sent out an email that we’re closing early so we can enjoy the sunshine this afternoon. I’m yeeping, I’m yeeping! (I haven’t mastered the twirling).

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:36 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Birdseed!…. For fun I like to sit by the birdseed that her mother puts out in a dish on the ground…..snort!…You should see the dirty looks I get from all the birds….heh!…Sometimes the Blue Jays dive at me and try to choo me away from their dish…grunt! …. I just YEEP! YEEP! YEEP! till her mother makes me go inside….chorkel!

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:37 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Yeeping!…heh!snort!heh!….Rebeccer and I were Yeeping at exactly the same time….snorkel!

  54. BearSpiritDog
    3:46 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Rebecca: Early Weekend – Very Good News! BTW, How did the class go last night?

  55. B.Stover
    4:02 pm on June 17th, 2011

    I thought that looked like a fox. There’s a baby mourning dove in the garden. His parents were here earlier but I think they’ve left him.

  56. Barb & Maggie
    5:23 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Melanie, Are you sure he was eating the bird seed, and not trying for a bird? Cute little fox!

    Smoot! That is funny. A smoot sounds like a nose to me. Getting a smoot full.

    BTW, I know seg-way is really spelled segue, but it doesn’t look right, so I like to say seg-way.

    Hope we have a nice Father’s Day weekend for all those pops out there.

  57. Melanie
    5:38 pm on June 17th, 2011

    I believe I have found the next series we are going to watch on Netflix instant.
    “Eureka” Dan and Zoë both liked the pilot.

    This will be between Season 6 of “The Closer” on DVD’s. Those are available until June 21st. waiting . . . waiting . . . waiting . . .

    B.Stover: I wish I had my good camera downstairs when the fox arrived. He has a very long smoot snout.

    MagPie: Definitely after the bird seed. Just scooping it up and then chewing and chewing and chewing. Bad manners though. He chewed with his mouth open!

  58. Barb & Maggie
    5:41 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Bee, Is the little bird big enough to make it on his own?

    In the wind storm we had last week a bird house blew off the fence, and it had little wren eggs inside. They were about the size of a dried bean. We hung it back, but they didn’t come back.

  59. Basil and Sage
    5:52 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Birdseed – granola bars for foxes

  60. B.Stover
    5:56 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Barb: The mourning dove is about five inches long. He’s eating some sunflower seeds I threw out but doesn’t seem to realize that he can fly. His mother came back a bit ago but she’s gone again.

  61. Melanie
    6:45 pm on June 17th, 2011

    I have not heard (or lost) from Wölfie or Macy . . . anyone else?

    Photos: Last call for cookbook photos.
    Have:
    Mollie (ABP)
    Sam
    KirbyT
    Tup & Tilly
    Wöökie
    Abbie
    Rio
    TYB
    Alice
    B.Stover
    Staff
    OleyHowlers
    Dawson
    BSD
    Siber-H
    Fatty Kitty
    Gus and BooBear
    Whitey-Lance

  62. Melanie
    6:46 pm on June 17th, 2011

    I am going to download a book and get off the computer.
    Lots of thunder and lightning.

    TTFN

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:38 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Rockies!….Well, we are happily downstairs getting ready to watch the game tonight….heh!… Her mother filled her in on all the stuff I supposedly did today…grunt!… Who cares about those damned birds? It is hilarious when they are mad and squawking…heh!… Her mother didn’t need all those French fries either. They aren’t good for people…sniff! …That mailman really ticks me off too. I told him what for and sent him packing….huffle!… I had a really good day today, by golly.

  64. Alice M. Johnson
    8:55 pm on June 17th, 2011

    BStover,
    It is normal for a fledgling to hang around on the ground after they leave the nest. It is one of the most dangerous times for them. And one of the most dangerous things that can happen is for a 2 legged rescuer to ‘save’ them.
    Let it be.
    The mother will be back occasionally to feed it, as she is doing for all her other fledglings. You can assist her that way, but right now the little guy needs to learn how to find food for himself. That is what Mom is doing. And that is why we have the phrase ‘kicked out of the nest”.

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:04 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Alice!… You sure know a lot about birds…sniff!… I thought Kats liked to hunt birds and eat them…snort!

  66. dawson
    9:25 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Yeah Alice. You are supposed to be guarding the old folks…and I thought Staff took the computer with her.
    I’m pulling a Melanie and going to bed early. I’m working the long shifts this weekend. Need to earn some money for the auction. I know I’m going to want the “Funky Chicken” quilt Wookie’s mom made.

  67. Staff
    9:26 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Well Rio,
    As you might have noticed Alice isn’t posting. This is Staff, with the computer posting from Madison Wisconsin. Drat. You caught me in the wrong name again.

    Whoo hooo. Home run. Those Rockies are rocking the dratted Tigers! YES!

  68. Staff
    9:28 pm on June 17th, 2011

    (Twins are ahead of San Diego too)

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Hey!…. The Rocks are leading 6 – 1…heh!…This scenario hasn’t happened in quite some time so early in the game…..woooooo!…I wander if Wookie and SiberH are watching tonight. Maybe they are out drinking beer and eating hot-wings while they are watching the game. This is what we would really like to be doing right now…snorkel!

  70. B.Stover
    9:38 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Fireflies (lightning bugs) are back.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Staff!… I knew Alice did not know that much about birds…sniff!…Fledglings in particular. I always have to sniff you out when you make your posting faux paws …heh!snort!heh!…It is a constant source of entertainment. Just like sitting beside the bowl of birdseed…chorkel!

  72. Barb & Maggie
    9:41 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Hi Staff, Are you going to a wedding in Madison? We have been to Madison a couple of times. Pretty little city, isn’t it?

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:43 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Fire!….Wow! Our offense is just like Arizona! It’s on Fire!….woooooo!… Now it’s 7 to 1 and its only the bottom of the 3rd….snort!snort!…. One has to calm down and remember anything can happen in baseball….wooooowheeeeee!…heh!

  74. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:48 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Hey, y’all! I’m just going to pop in for a minute now and then — Mom and I are working on our auction stuff! I hope all’s well with y’all!!!

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:51 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Kirby!….Everything is tip-top tonight!…heh!….The Rockies are burning through Detroit like toilet paper on fire…snort!….Now it is 9 to 1 bottom of the 4th…woooo!…The Rockies are up to bat again…weeee!

  76. Siber-H
    9:57 pm on June 17th, 2011

    I’m watching the game at home…no hot wings and beer but a very good baseball game.
    Rio, I think you missed your calling…you should have been a Rockies announcer.
    The Rockies are leading 10 to one now!!! tee hee tee hee

  77. Redbone Hound
    9:59 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Greetings Plunderers. Brother Rio, sure am happy to hear that you are happy.
    So – let’s talk about this camping trip. Now, I got nuthin’ against mountains – kind of fond of em, myself. But I would like to find some mountains that are around a real fine fishin hole. We can catch a big ole mess of catfish, and fry em up in the open air. Now that’s some good eatin’!

  78. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    10:02 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Rio. Following the game on my IPaw. Wow, 10-1 already. How cool is that! Go Rockies. Wookie

  79. Siber-H
    10:05 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Rio, Is this really happening or is it a shared dream?

    Redbone, there is trout in the mountain streams, but I’m sure I would like catfish.

  80. Redbone Hound
    10:08 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Siber – y’all have never had catfish? Why son, thats just not right. Ain’t nothin like a nice, fat catfish fillet, rolled in cornmeal and fried in bacon fat. Tell you what – thats even better than bar-b-que, and I do like bar-b-que!

  81. Staff
    10:13 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Yes Barb, that is why we are here. It should be fun. We already found one of Mr.Staffs cousins in the bar. (OH, we were there for dinner). (Yeah, that’s the ticket. For dinner.) Riiiiiight.

    And now Redbone H. is making me hungry.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:14 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Redbone!…. Are you referring to SiberH’s “trip to the wilderness”…heh!….I’m all in for that except someone will have to kidnap me and hire a duplicate pug to replace me for a few days to fool the gals…snort!snort!….Can it be done?

    Camping!… My little knapsack can hold waaaay more than you think it can. I can get a good sized fishing pole in there, folded up of course. A small tackle box and a six pack of cold beer-here!…heh!… My sleeping bag with all my baseball toys and a radio along with my little headphones so I can listen to the game while I am fishing…snort!…Slim Jims and my little Go Phone, just in case of bears…heh!

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:18 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Ehhh!….I might need an extra blanket….snort!

  84. Siber-H
    10:19 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Mom has had catfish but I haven’t. I understand they have whiskers, and there are legands that 30 ft. man eating catfish live in the deep water beneath the dam in our largest lake. These are tales told around a campfire after a few beers.

  85. Redbone Hound
    10:20 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Well thats just fine Rio, but why would bears want to make a phone call? Y’all think they would want to order a pizza?

    Now – finding a duplicate pug – thats a mighty tall order son…or should I say a short order.

    gaffaw

  86. Siber-H
    10:21 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Rio, You can sleep between the two OleyHowler girls.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Zowie!…This trip is sounding better by the minute or by the Siber as the case may be…heh!snort!heh!

  88. Redbone Hound
    10:28 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Siber – now it WOULD take a mess of catfish to fill up that 30 foot man!

  89. Snowhook Bella
    10:31 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Rio: I saw a mylar balloon the other day, but not just any ol’ balloon. It was a pug balloon. Problem solved. As for staying warm, I’m sure WL will let you borrow his jacket, snuggled up withe howlers isn’t a bad idea. Also, I haven’t had time to read the attachment your friend sent to my SDD. I will check it when I get home tonight.

    Mr. Redbone: I wanted to second your comment from yesterday. The Plunderers are a class all their own. They amaze me everyday with either kindness, the care for one another, their generosity, the humor found amongst those who plunder on, their talents and so many other reasons. I consider myself very fortunate.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:42 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Doppelganger! ….. I think I have found a guy who needs a few bucks and would pose as me for a few days….grunt!… His name is Max and he is a real pug who needs a home. He is associated with Pug Rescue of Colorado right now….snort!… His only problem is he tries to Dominate the Household…heh!…He needs an experienced owner who can put him in his place….sniff!…I think he would be perfect as my double…grunt!

  91. Snowhook Bella
    10:57 pm on June 17th, 2011

    I wonder if AJ would notice if I brought home a pug…

  92. Siber-H
    10:57 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Rio, With Max on the job your human family would never know that you were away on a camping trip.

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Rebeccer!….My friend saw his photo and she wants him too…heh!… But she knows he would scare the pajamas off of her mother…snort! …Me too. He would scare the hell outta me! I’m not afraid to admit it…sniff! …Please Lord of All Creation, do not let her adopt Mad Max…snuffle!

  94. Staff
    11:10 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Whew. The twins squeaked it out. 6 to 5. Heh. We were 15 games behind two weeks ago and now we are 8 behind. We are on our way finally. YeeHAW! Rockies are still ahead too. Beat those darn Tigers! Yip yip yipee!!!!

  95. Siber-H
    11:17 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Rio, unless you are sleeping, you smile in your photos. Mad Max is NOT smiling. He is one scary dude.

    I have declared the Rockies the winner!

    night all

  96. Macy the Min-pin
    11:19 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Y’all come on over to Texas. At 10 pm it is 97 degrees.

    AND the Rangers finally win again.

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:24 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Rockies!…. Dun showed the Detroit Tigers…heh!….Wooooo!

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:25 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Night!…All!…heh!…wooooooo!

  99. Barb & Maggie
    11:35 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Mr. Redbone, Just wanted to say the Barb loves catfish. It is one of her favorite fish. Didn’t think they had catfist out west in the Rockies. Mostly trout, which also is very good.

    When Barb was a kid her family used to go fishing and camping in an area near Eagle, Co. at Sweetwater Lake. They used to catch mostly Rainbow and Brown Trout and cook them for dinner. Good memories.

    When Barb’s daughter Kelly was little, she ordered “shush-doggies” to go with her fried fish.

    Night, all.

  100. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:45 pm on June 17th, 2011

    Boy, oh boy! It’s a good thing Mom doesn’t cuss, because I think both of my ears would be flopping if she let loose with the kind of tirade she seems to be holding in! That’s what happens when you don’t have any kind of pattern and you’re just winging it. Not to worry, though, I’m sure Mom will figure things out and we’ll be right back on track in no time! (I hope, I hope, I hope! Paws crossed!!!)

  101. Staff
    12:11 am on June 18th, 2011

    Good luck Kirby! Winging it always takes longer for me than just taking the road that is already paved. You would think it would be the opposite.

    Night all.

  102. Snowhook Bella
    12:45 am on June 18th, 2011

    Kirby: Tell your mom not to lose heart and don’t forget to breathe.

    More auction news: a coworker who is a talented jewelry maker (and a follower of the kennel) asked if she could donate an item to the auction. I said yes! Her work is beautiful.

  103. Basil and Sage
    8:09 am on June 18th, 2011

    WE WANT CATFISH TOO. WE DON’T WANT TO GO TO ATINKIN PAROS WITH A BUNCH OF SILLY GIRLS. WE MOST
    EMPHATICALLY DO NOT WANT OUR NAILS PAINTED!!!
    Come on Siber – can’t you convince those Howlers not to eat us if we come camping with you guys? Huh huh. Can we come? Pleeeeeeze? We promise not to pull Rio’s tail.
    (whispering- if you don’t let us come we just might give old Mad Max the keys to Rio’s house while he is gone. giggle)

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