Ben The Lab And Friend

“What do you think of this?” Spence says.

“Amazing,” says Admin. “Could have done without the saccharine sound track.”

“Oh, boy.”

No one asks me what I think, but would I want to be doing what Ben’s doing or what? Real real bad!

“Chet! Get your paws off the screen!”

Hat tip: Wookie



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136 Responses to “Ben The Lab And Friend”

  1. Sam
    4:20 am on October 6th, 2010

    Wookie, did you find that because you were wanting to take a swim? I wonder if that Lab has to have a bath afterward like you.

  2. Melanie
    4:41 am on October 6th, 2010

    The Pack is very interested. They want to know where this place is. They figure if the dolphin likes to play with one dog, he should REALLY like to play with 10.

  3. Sam
    4:46 am on October 6th, 2010

    Melanie, how is Dan today?

  4. B.Stover
    4:53 am on October 6th, 2010

    There's a secondary school on the island with fifteen students and seven teachers?? Sorry Chet but I would not want to swim with a dolphin.

    Good morning Sam and Melanie.

  5. A. Catty Librarian
    5:05 am on October 6th, 2010

    Good morning all. We hope Dan's labs get found today. No do-overs of that stuff!

    I was kind of hoping the swimming dog would shake water all over that annoying announcer guy. I would have.

  6. Staff
    5:20 am on October 6th, 2010



    I was thinking the exact same thing.

    When he was calling Ben in I thought if I was Ben I would swim the other way. But Ben is a dog. They are way too nice sometimes. Except for Rio. Rio would have sprayed him good!

  7. Riö - The Evil
    5:23 am on October 6th, 2010

    Grunt!…You wouldn’t catch me swimming with no damned dolphin….snort!

    Astrid!… Is Toast!…sneeze!

  8. B.Stover
    5:32 am on October 6th, 2010

    G&BB: Thank you for the info on The Good Wife. I'm going to watch it this evening On Demand. (I've always liked Chris Noth but I get tired of the Will she? Won't she? aspect of this. It somehow seems so contrived.)

    I think it would be fun to have the Astrid case in the fourth C&B novel.

  9. Sam
    5:39 am on October 6th, 2010

    Rio, today might have been a good day for Astrid but the Wookster got us again. What can we ever do with him?

  10. Melanie
    5:42 am on October 6th, 2010

    The Pack could have really gotten the reporter! Not only the spray from the ocean but the drool!!

    We are angry at the hospital. They have not found anything. They want to send Dan back to Rehab. SO . . . Zoë is going to be on the phone all day with various people to find out WHAT IS MAKING THIS LIQUID HAPPEN!

    It's probably malnutrition caused by the last operation. (rolling eyes here)

    Will keep you informed.

  11. Melanie
    5:43 am on October 6th, 2010

    Oh, yes, YSAS got a full police uniform today. Right now all the men extra parts are for police. Next will be a suit.

  12. Riö - The Evil
    5:54 am on October 6th, 2010

    Clarkson!…What show is he working on these days?…snort! ….Please tell him I said, “Hello”….snuff!

  13. Melanie
    6:08 am on October 6th, 2010

    He's doing anything he possible can. But he didn't have a uniform and it was NOT a help.

    The play he mentioned during the summer has not happened yet, so I still can't talk about that. He is in another Off Off Broadway which will be runnning for three weekends in November. I'll ask him if I can talk about that.

    He is not a nice person in that one.

  14. Riö - The Evil
    6:17 am on October 6th, 2010

    Sammie!…Wookie is as Wookie does…snort!… There’s no stopping him once he gets busy and starts sending secret scrambled messages out to Spence….grunt!… I’m just amazed that Spencer has figured out how to read them… wheeze!…This calls for a protocol change immediately!…grump!… Our modus operandi needs tweaking big time!….sniff!sniff!

  15. Mollypop
    6:40 am on October 6th, 2010

    Wookie is tough. Rio sent Rockie after him when he won the ARC and wouldn't share it. Wooks has fended off any and all attacks. He always keeps the premises secured.

    Maybe we could intice him to go swimming to keep him off his email.

  16. Mollypop
    6:41 am on October 6th, 2010


  17. Riö - The Evil
    7:10 am on October 6th, 2010

    Molly!… I don’t know, I’ve worked with the guy for almost a year now …snort!… He’s as stubborn as he is tough….grunt!…There’s no pushing him around if he doesn’t want to be pushed… sniff!… The only one who has any real control over him is Audrey …heh!….But she won’t post on the blog so we can’t ask for her help….wheeze!…I bet Wookie has something to do with her not posting too!….cough!

  18. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:28 am on October 6th, 2010

    Was it just me, or did the reporter sound a lot like Rocky?

  19. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    7:33 am on October 6th, 2010

    Sorry, it was just such an adorable piece (and I thought the music was great too, although the announcer guy was definitely fairly annoying), and knowing that SQ has such an inquisitive mind and a broad array of interests, it is hard to resist when I come across something that I think he or Chet would find of interest. I'll see if I can muster up some self control; in any event, it is much harder for me to use the secret scrambled decoder device to send messges when in Vermont, so things will be safe for the next couple of weeks anyway. As for Audrey, I would never purport to speak for her in any way. The Wookster

  20. Gus and BooBear
    7:35 am on October 6th, 2010

    We don't have any labs that post on the blog, do we? Or are we forgetting someone?

  21. Riö - The Evil
    7:37 am on October 6th, 2010

    Wookie!… Here's an original idea pal…snort!…When you come across these “interesting” tidbits share them with us in a post!…grunt!…That way they won’t end up as the Post of the Day….sneeze! … He has ONE BLOODY POST to do each day, don’t let him off the hook so easily!…grumble!

  22. Melanie
    7:52 am on October 6th, 2010

    Faint hope of Riö's to control what Spence and Chet say in the post!

    As to YSAS's play, I looked on the site and they don't have it up yet. It is a new play and he plays a manipulative, slimy basterd (yes, I know that's not correct spelling) of a sergeant. It's sort of fun to say, "Have a good day being a slimy basterd, dear!".

  23. Mollypop
    7:54 am on October 6th, 2010

    Do you think Wookie might be getting paid for doing Spence's blog for him? Remember the Tower of Chew Strips? I'm just sayin'.

  24. Riö - The Evil
    7:57 am on October 6th, 2010

    Puss N’ Boots!… I don’t think any Labs post on this here blog…snort!… I wonder if any Labradoodles read Chet’s books?…heh! snort!

  25. B.Stover
    8:04 am on October 6th, 2010

    Macy: Both Rocky and the reporter have "British" accents.

  26. Riö - The Evil
    8:05 am on October 6th, 2010

    Molly!… If Wookie is working on the side for Ole Pointy, he is probably being paid very little…grunt!…Probably even less than what I pay him…heh! …. He might be doing it pro-bone-oh just to get in good with his future father-inlaw…snorkel!

  27. Riö - The Evil
    8:31 am on October 6th, 2010

    Baseball!….The Rays and Rangers are going to play the first game in a few minutes!…snort!

  28. Gus and BooBear
    9:18 am on October 6th, 2010

    Gotta go with Macy MP and cheer for the Texas team. Go Rangers!

    Wookie, ( and Chet and SQ ) we really enjoyed the video. To looked like the lab was excited to see his friend and enjoyed the swim. We think it's cool when there is interspecies bonding. (Is that the correct terminology?). It appears th happen more than previously thought.

    B., we're curious to see what u think of the court case in last night's Good Wife. Different scenario.

  29. Barb & Maggie
    10:39 am on October 6th, 2010

    Hope we get some good news from Dan’s docs.

    Rio, Barb moved W & G up to #1 position, so as soon as she sends back Nanny McPhee, that will be the next one shipped. We love Netflix. Some of the best movies we have watched are ones that we had never heard of, and which didn’t get big hype.

  30. Riö - The Evil
    9:45 am on October 6th, 2010

    Indie!…I see that To Fetch A Thief did indeed make it onto the Indie Best List at my favorite Independent bookstore!…snort!

  31. Mollypop
    10:12 am on October 6th, 2010

    The following review from Amazon:

    “Tender-hearted Chet and literal-minded Bernie are the coolest human/pooch duo this side of Wallace and Gromit.”

    —Kirkus Reviews

  32. Riö - The Evil
    10:21 am on October 6th, 2010

    Molly!…(or anyone for that matter) …Do you know if they will be televising the Yankees vs Twins game tonight for the rest of us to see?…grunt!

  33. B.Stover
    10:26 am on October 6th, 2010

    Is Bernie "literal-minded"? He's tender-hearted.

    G&BB: I'll let you know after I watch Good Wife.

  34. B.Stover
    10:32 am on October 6th, 2010

    Rio: Here the Yankees v Twins game starts at 8:30 PM on TBS.

  35. Riö - The Evil
    10:32 am on October 6th, 2010

    Review!…I think the Kirkus got the adjectives reversed….snort!…I think of Chet as being literal-minded and Bernie as Tenderhearted….grunt!

  36. B.Stover
    10:36 am on October 6th, 2010

    Rio: So do I.

  37. Riö - The Evil
    10:55 am on October 6th, 2010

    Great!… I’ll be watching that game tonight!…woooo!…Go Twins!…yeep!

    Rays!….They are getting their butt kicked by the Rangers right now….snort!…Maybe I should root for the Yankees and they will lose too!….hmmmm..

  38. Barb & Maggie
    10:59 am on October 6th, 2010

    I agree – they have the names reversed. Must think Bernie is the dog. And who or what is kirkus? Sorry if that is a dumb question.

  39. dawson
    11:09 am on October 6th, 2010

    Siber H. would not want to be doing what Ben the Lab is doing. No way!

    I'm going for an Indian summer walk. I'll look for lost lab tests on my way. Just in case.

  40. Barb & Maggie
    11:13 am on October 6th, 2010

    OK, I figured out what Kirkus is. I read the review, and they had the names straight, right down to the last sentence.

  41. Melanie
    11:15 am on October 6th, 2010

    Rain, rain, rain. . .

    I think Kirkus had it backwards. As many of us do here.

    Chet is definitely literal . . . Take those wild goose chases he keeps hoping to go on!

  42. Barb & Maggie
    11:21 am on October 6th, 2010

    Barb says she never stops to think about all the expressions we use that are quite amusing when taken literally.

  43. Mollypop
    11:28 am on October 6th, 2010

    Mom always likes to use the phase that the French use – "Our carrots are cooked" instead of goose.

  44. Riö - The Evil
    11:46 am on October 6th, 2010

    Rangers!….Win the first game 5 – 1 over the Rays….crap!…I'm going to go read my book…snuffle!

  45. Mollypop
    11:47 am on October 6th, 2010

    Yes Rio – Go read and pay no attention to the Yankees game. Hee hee.

  46. Barb & Maggie
    12:23 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Rio, What do you think of End of Story so far?

  47. Barb & Maggie
    12:38 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Just got our book in the mail from Murder By the Book. Barb's hands were actually shaking a little when she opened it. First of all, it was packed extremely well. Cardboard container, then wrapped in bubble wrap, then hand wrapped in heavy paper. Very impressive.

    Barb didn't get her t–f—– comment (guess she asked too late) but it said "To Barb, Spencer Quinn". Then below that it said "To Maggie, Whoa, you rock! Your friend, Chet the Jet". We are so excited.

    That copy will never leave the house. The B & N copy that she read will be to re-read and loan out, but not this one!

    Then we ordered two more just regular signed ones from the bookstore near where SPAQ lives. Those 2 are to add to the sets for brother and son-in-law for gifts. So that is 4 copies in all that we have. Escessive? No, just dedicated.

  48. Barb & Maggie
    12:39 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Oh, also had Chet's paw print.

  49. B.Stover
    12:39 pm on October 6th, 2010

    G&BB: I really enjoyed Good Wife. I especially like what she does to Cary who so deserves it.

  50. Staff
    12:57 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Dear Rio,

    Were you aware that the manager of the Rangers, Ron Washington,was a Twin? He was just named to the top 50 Twins list this summer.

    Just so you know.


  51. Staff
    1:00 pm on October 6th, 2010

    The Phillies seem to be doing really well in the early innings too. It is raining there though so they might have to stop for awhile.

  52. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:31 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Hey everybody! I just got caught up on everything, but now Mom has to leave for church. She has handbell practice, but with her tennis elbow can only play with one hand — so the Bs and B flats will get played, but no As or A flats, at least until next week. Definitely leaves a hole in the music!

    And I did like the clip — although I would have appreciated Astrid a whole lot more! — but I thought the reporter was just a little too enthusiastic. C'mon Ben indeed! That would have been a great time for a little leg lift action!!!


  53. Barb & Maggie
    1:55 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Barb said she didn't mind the guy in the video this morning. Now me, first I wagged my tail and tried to check out the computer speaker where his voice was coming from, then at the end I barked a few times, when he started calling "Here, Ben".

    Barb is going out to dinner with 2 friends, so I am stuck here by myself. See you later.

  54. Mollypop
    2:12 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Mom thinks she might be able to get the Yankees game. The schedule says TBS which we get here. The game is at 8:37 – doesn't that seem very late?

  55. Macy the Min-Pin
    2:13 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Go Rangers. I don't know if anybody else watched the game, but it was actually pretty boring. Our regular announcers were replaced with some guys we don't know and don't much care for. The Rays pitcher just didn't have his stuff today. Not that they have to get any better, I mean if they want to lay down and give it up, it is ok with us. We will feel tip-top about it.

    After the game, mom finished TFAT. Sad feeling, waiting for it so long, now it is over, but she now has her very own signed copy of THAT to re-read.

  56. Macy the Min-Pin
    2:16 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Did you know that there were several tornadoes in Arizona today? The average for the entire year for the whole state is 4, and they may have had as many as 5 just today. Here, we are under a ridge of high pressure that keeps it sunny and warm, no rain. It is going to get up near 90 by the weekend. We are ready for the next cool front to get the temps back down into the 70's. Perfect weather for "someone" to take "somedog" for a walk, hint, hint.

  57. Barb & Maggie
    2:18 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Murder By the Book had an author that had "Stock Signing Only" by his name. Does that mean he just signs his name, but won't do any personal comments? BBL or BBT

  58. Melanie
    2:24 pm on October 6th, 2010

    I think so Barb.

    Macy: Glad we don't live in AZ. That's amazing.

    I just tried to go on Netflix to finish "Place of Execution" and their site is down. YIKES! I've got to know what happened!

    I guess I'll just read "Cross Bones" by Kathy Reichs. I was going to read it in bed, but I don't want to go to sleep at 7:23pm. At this point, as soon as I go flat I'm out like a light.

  59. Riö - The Evil
    2:48 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Baseball!…The Yankees and the Twins are on here at 6:30!….wooooo!….We can probably watch the whole thing….snort!… Molly I will be rooting for the Twins unless the teeter starts to totter too much towards the Yankees winning…grunt!…Then I will change sides just so the force of nature works itself out…wheeze!

  60. Melanie
    2:52 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Whew, Netflix came through. "Place of Execution" had quite a twist. Very good.

  61. Melanie
    2:54 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Have to tell you when OTAS was up (he left yesterday) when I was getting ready for bed I heard voices from the Living Room. I had to turn off a heater and when I went in he was talking to his fiancee through IM or iChat or something. And they were seeing each other. So I got to say hi to OTAS's F. That was cool.

  62. Riö - The Evil
    3:00 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Melanie!….Are you doing okay?….snort!

  63. Mollypop
    3:08 pm on October 6th, 2010

    My Family! Sam's Mom just called to ask if she could call back in 45 minutes. Huh?

  64. Riö - The Evil
    3:11 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Molly!…Is she a Yankees Fan!…heh!…That might explain her strange behaviour….snicker!

  65. Riö - The Evil
    3:13 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Alice!…Where’s Alice Johnson?…snort!…I was so hoping Alice was going to watch the game with us tonight!…heh!

  66. Mollypop
    3:29 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Rio – My family is just strange. I do what I can here. At least I have the game on TV – that's a first. Mom is busy doing a beta test on Google's app writer for the Android phone. Fine with me. I've got the game on!

  67. Melanie
    3:37 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Riö: Zoë and I are so tired that we don't know how we are feeling!!

    Now I'm trying "Lie to Me." I'm liking it so far.

  68. Riö - The Evil
    3:40 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Jeeter!…Struck OUT!…heh!…This is looking way good so far…snort!

  69. Riö - The Evil
    3:56 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Boring!… You girls are a big strapping BORES tonight!…snort!…Poodles and Kats! Whatever!…yeesh!…We are watching the game and having a swell time without you!…gruff!

  70. Alilce Johnson
    3:57 pm on October 6th, 2010


    Are you choosing the Twins to jinx them or to help them?

  71. Alice Johnson
    3:59 pm on October 6th, 2010


    Are you choosing the Twins to jinx them or to help them?

    I just misspelled my name and that comment is being moderated. Eventually it will show up twice.


  72. Riö - The Evil
    3:59 pm on October 6th, 2010

    SiberH!… I miss my guy-pal SiberH!…sneeze!….I wonder if he is in my state right now…snort!…He better not be littering…sniff!

  73. Alice Johnson
    4:01 pm on October 6th, 2010


    Double post.

  74. Riö - The Evil
    4:01 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Yea!… Alice Johnson is here!…snort!snort!…Never thought I would say that. Yes! I am rooting for the Twins tonight!…grunt!…Those Damned Yankees need to go home!…heh! …Go Twins!

  75. Riö - The Evil
    4:02 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Alice!…Double Double Post!…snort!…This could be a jinx…sniff!

  76. Alice Johnson
    4:04 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Heh, Rio,

    I am on Mr Staff's netbook, downstairs in front of the TV. Ha!

    Out of the second with NO RUNS! Whew.

  77. B.Stover
    4:07 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Melanie: Let me know if you like Lie To Me. I like Tim Roth.

  78. Melanie
    4:08 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Riö: Why do you think Siber-H would be littering. He's not going to get into water, so that's going to be clean.

  79. Riö - The Evil
    4:09 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Twins!…Score first with a Home Run!….Wooooo!

  80. Alice Johnson
    4:10 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Whoo Hooo! Home Run into CENTER FIELD! Two runs!

  81. Riö - The Evil
    4:11 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Melanie!..Heh!Snort!heh!…Funny, cuz I have a feeling he is usually a smelly guy!…snicker!

  82. Riö - The Evil
    4:12 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Alice!…We need another DOUBLE POST!…heh!

  83. Melanie
    4:13 pm on October 6th, 2010

    B.Stover: Tim Roth is good. Wouldn't want the character he plays watch me!

  84. Melanie
    4:14 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Riö: Many birds take dust baths, maybe that's what Siber-H does.

  85. Alice Johnson
    4:16 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Yip Yip! another hit!

  86. Alice Johnson
    4:16 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Oh, out, Now we have to watch the Yankees try to hit. Scary!!!

  87. Riö - The Evil
    4:20 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Alice!…That is a freakin’ Big pitcher the Yankees have!…snort!…I’m trying to compare him to that little bitty pitcher the Giants have who is amazing…grunt! …Them standing side by side would be a great photo…heh!

  88. Riö - The Evil
    4:21 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Melanie!…SiberH does not take dust baths…heh!…I can vouch for that…sniff!sniff!

  89. Alice Johnson
    4:22 pm on October 6th, 2010


    A walk and now Jeter is up. I hate to watch.

  90. Sam
    4:23 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Didn't Siber-H say he was going to get groomed?


  91. Mollypop
    4:24 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Go Jeter!

  92. Riö - The Evil
    4:27 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Dammit!…Jeeter got a hit!…snort!

  93. Alice Johnson
    4:28 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Hi Mollypop.

    So far an exciting game eh?

  94. Riö - The Evil
    4:30 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Sammie!…He wasn’t happy about the grooming ordeal coming up…snort!…On a positive note after being groomed he will definitely stay out of the Colorado rivers…heh!

  95. Alice Johnson
    4:32 pm on October 6th, 2010

    OHHHHHoooo! Struck out A-Rod!


  96. Mollypop
    4:33 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Where the heck did that Twins pitcher come from?

  97. Riö - The Evil
    4:33 pm on October 6th, 2010

    WOW!!!…The Twins are on FIRE tonight!…Molly, sort of like your Fire Tiles on Bookworm!…heh!heh!

  98. Riö - The Evil
    4:35 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Uh oh!…A Double Post!…snort!…Who will get the Double run I wonder?…sniff!

  99. Melanie
    4:36 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Well, I'm hooked on "Lie to Me." Finished the 2nd episode of the first season.

    Barb and MagPie: Were you the ones that were going to watch "Nannie McFee'? Zoë and I watched it. Little slow on the start, slightly weird, but we ended up enjoying it.

    Hi to all that come on the blog now . . . I'm off to bed.

  100. Mollypop
    4:42 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Oh crap!

  101. Riö - The Evil
    4:44 pm on October 6th, 2010

    YEEP!…We think the Yankees pitcher is shaken not stirred!…heh!heh!… 3 to Nuthing Twins!…snort!

  102. Riö - The Evil
    4:45 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Night!…Miss Melanie!…Sleep tight and don't let those bed bugs bite…grunt!..You do not need Rocky in your life right now…snort!

  103. A. Catty Librarian
    4:45 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Have fun watching the game. Go Twins! I am going to knit.

  104. Alice Johnson
    4:53 pm on October 6th, 2010

    I am making my lucky shortbread recipe. It already got us a passed ball. Heh I am going for a 1-2-3 inning.

    I am going to listen on the radio.

    Is Liriano a new pitcher to you? He is on his second year after Tommy John surgery.

    Whoo eeee!

  105. Riö - The Evil
    4:58 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Baking!…Alice Johnson is baking at a time like this!!…zow!…Unbelievable! I wouldn’t let her near any appliances if I lived in that house hold!…snort!…I hope she is wearing a hair net to keep her fluffy fur out of the batter!…heh!

  106. Mollypop
    5:10 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Alice – You and Rio can purr and hiss and yeep and snorkel, Mom is making me go to bed. She says stupid game!

  107. Riö - The Evil
    5:12 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Alice!…Keep baking!…snort! …Three Up Three Down!…heh!…Twins are up to bat again!…gruff!…This is a great game tonight! If the Twins can be as sharp as they are tonight throughout the whole series, they will definitely winnit! …wheeze!

  108. Alice Johnson
    5:14 pm on October 6th, 2010

    The shortbread is in the oven. The kitchen is a mess. 25 minutes at 325.

  109. Alice Johnson
    5:22 pm on October 6th, 2010


    With the Yankee's playing I will never leave. They are so sneaky and can get runs too easy. I hope we win, but until the bottom of the 9th I won't promise anything.

    as Rio would say "yeep"

  110. Riö - The Evil
    5:23 pm on October 6th, 2010

    HEH! SNORT! HEH!…Its in the bag for sure!…snort!

  111. Alice Johnson
    5:28 pm on October 6th, 2010


    I am getting worried.


  112. Riö - The Evil
    5:38 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Yikes!…. We went to the kitchen for something (cottage cheese, gag)….snort!… When we came back the freakin’ Yankees’s have TIED THE GAME….gasp!… Now they LEAD IT BY ONE! What the hell?…grump!….Thank gawd Molly has gone to beddie bye…heh!

  113. Riö - The Evil
    5:49 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Hey!… The announcers said the words, “Teeter Totter” about the game…heh!…Can I predict things or what?…snort!

  114. Mollypop
    5:50 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Well, well, teeth are brushed and we took one more look – woo hoo!

    Mom is really tired.

  115. Alice Johnson
    5:54 pm on October 6th, 2010

    The shortbread is out of the oven.

  116. Alice Johnson
    5:54 pm on October 6th, 2010

    c'mon TWINS

  117. Riö - The Evil
    5:55 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Twins!….For some reason, I still think the Twins will win this game…gruff!…I think thShort Bread will make all the difference, I really do!….Clap!Clap!,,,,ClapClap!Clap! ….Come on Twins!…yeeeeep! …It’s only the bottom of the sixth, the Twins just need to calm down against the GIANT pitcher….snort!

  118. Alice Johnson
    5:55 pm on October 6th, 2010

    walked him. We are tied!

  119. Riö - The Evil
    5:56 pm on October 6th, 2010


  120. Alice Johnson
    6:02 pm on October 6th, 2010

    The Shortbread is almost cool enough to eat. Yum with milk for the dangerous last innings.

    ugh, Jeter again

  121. Alice Johnson
    6:04 pm on October 6th, 2010


  122. Mollypop
    6:04 pm on October 6th, 2010

    I don't want to go to bed now – oh no – she's got me by my collar — gack! …..

  123. Riö - The Evil
    6:05 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Jeeter!….Who’s afraid of him anyway?… CRAP!…snort!

  124. Riö - The Evil
    6:07 pm on October 6th, 2010

    MOLLY!…You have to stay up with us!…Dagnabit!…This only happens once a year(s) for some of us!…gruff!

  125. Riö - The Evil
    6:08 pm on October 6th, 2010

    …Gah!….2 run homer by the Yankees…snuff!

  126. Alice Johnson
    6:35 pm on October 6th, 2010

    I just ate a piece of lucky shortbread.

  127. Alice Johnson
    6:36 pm on October 6th, 2010

    c'mon Jim Thome!

  128. Riö - The Evil
    6:52 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Game Over! …For us anyway. It is late! Well,now I have to face reality with my friend tonight …sniff!…Grandma has taken another very bad turn for the worse and her vitals are being monitored every 20 minutes apparently. …sob!… So far we have not been called to her bedside. They will be watching her closely throughout the night…sob!… My friend has a very bad feeling about this whole thing and probably won’t sleep much tonight…sniffle!… I, Rio, don’t think my friend will recover very well if her grandma also leaves her this year. Her Grandma is and will always be the MOST SPECIAL person of her life. She can tell Grandma everything that she will never tell anyone else…sniff!… They are two Birds of a Feather, those two….sob!sob!sob!

    Prayers!…Please say a special prayer for her Grandma tonight and maybe tomorrow ….sniff!…I know she needs special prayers very badly right now….sigh.

  129. Alice Johnson
    7:07 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Dear Rio,

    Your grandma looks alot like Maggie, Staff's mom. We wish you the best. Please have a peaceful night.

    It is such a difficult time.

    Love from the Kats

  130. Alice Johnson
    7:08 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Mariano. Game over.


    goodnight all. Happy Mollypop!

  131. C. Harris
    7:58 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Where is Siber-Husky these days? It is snoooowing up here in the arctic so winter is officially here. The ponds have been iced over for a couple of weeks and ice has enclosed all but the center of the river where the current runs. Soon the ice will thicken to a few feet. It will be the end of May before the ground thaws. The snow is pretty but I feel a little sad.

  132. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:23 pm on October 6th, 2010

    Rio, Min-Pin hugs and prayers all around.

    C.Harris-SiberDog is on vacation.

  133. Alice Johnson
    11:37 pm on October 6th, 2010


  134. Gus & BooBear
    1:43 am on October 7th, 2010

    Rio, prayers for your friend's Grandma. Hopefully, she will rally and feel better.


  135. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    4:45 am on October 7th, 2010

    Rio. I did not see your message until this morning. Please know that I am offering up my strongest prayers possible for your friend's grandmother, and I have very powerful prayers. i also know that you will do whatever you can to comfort your friend as well in this very difficult time. May peace be with you both. Wookie

  136. C. Harris
    5:47 am on October 7th, 2010

    Take care Rio.

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