Book #5: A Fistful Of Collars

And here’s a short excerpt:

“He’s not here yet,” Luxton said. “But this is where he’s staying during the shoot, a little fact we’ll keep under our hats.”

I was on board for that, although Bernie and Luxton weren’t wearing hats, and I never did. All I wear is my collar, the brown one for everyday and the black one for dress-up. Everyday means on the job, so brown’s what I wear when we’re collaring perps – and then they end up sporting orange! Not collars actually, but jumpsuits, even though they’re collared: kind of confusing. Let’s drop it.

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190 Responses to “Book #5: A Fistful Of Collars”

  1. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:31 am on December 20th, 2011

    Collars!…I like it!….Wooooo!

  2. Sam
    9:42 am on December 20th, 2011

    Great title!

  3. Tyb
    9:43 am on December 20th, 2011

    Good Morning, All,
    Just want to post this card to tell everybody that we’re…

  4. Tyb
    9:44 am on December 20th, 2011

    and a Happy Hannukah, also

  5. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:45 am on December 20th, 2011

    Remembrance! …. For those of you who weren’t around when Book #3 had not yet been released….snort!…The first name Spence came up with was, To Bark Perchance to Bite….gasp!…That was such a bad clumsy name that after much ado (I remember making quite a fuss) he changed the name to To Fetch A Thief, which was a perfect name for the book!…heh!heh! …Golinkas comment last night reminded me of this….snort!

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:54 am on December 20th, 2011

    Good morning all. Have to go back and read Golinka’s comments, missed those.

    Hope to finish up wrap and cookies today. Making about 10 doz date pin wheels. That should keep all the kiddies happy this Christmas.

    We found a super bargin at a gift shop in town. Going out of business prices by one of the vendors. This is an item that Rio is going to want to buy in large quanities….GOAT’S MILK SOAP. Originally $5.00, now $2.00. Barb bought a bunch for stocking stuffers.

  7. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:56 am on December 20th, 2011

    Eighth!….This is udderly my favorite so far!….snort!

    Mr. Tibbs!…. That is a great card you are sitting on there pal!….snort!….Is that Jay in the Santa Suit?…,heh!

  8. B.Stover
    10:01 am on December 20th, 2011

    Is that the title for book five?

    Thank you for the cards TYB and Rio.

    Good morning all.

  9. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    10:10 am on December 20th, 2011

    Dear Rio:
    The card is udderly fantastic!

  10. Rose
    10:11 am on December 20th, 2011

    Greetings All!

    Still no snow! 🙁

    Great cards Rio, and Tyb!

    Seems Spence is using a play on film titles for his books…Love it!

  11. Barb & Maggie
    10:14 am on December 20th, 2011

    Love your cards, guys.

    Rio, we are of the same mind today: udders and goat’s milk. heh

    Fist Full of Collars would be a good title, wouldn’t it.

  12. Rose
    10:15 am on December 20th, 2011

    Belated welcome to you, Buddy. You’ve joined the best group of four- and two-leggeds ever!!

    Rebecca: Wherever your travels have led, I hope you made it safe and sound.

  13. BearSpiritDog
    10:16 am on December 20th, 2011

    I like the new book title.

    TYB: You know how to pose for a picture, my friend!

    Tupper&Gilly: The Royal Mum off to another crazy day at CLL. Stretching her feelings of Good Will to the max.

    Rio: Chet & Bernie’s latest adventure sounds like it will be the best one of all!

  14. OleyHowlers
    10:19 am on December 20th, 2011

    Fistful of Collars…what an awesomely great title of Book #5! Love it Love it Love it.

    Love the Christmas card, Tyb. Thanks!

    Rio, we need to view all of your Dogs of Christmas cards, now that Mom is home. When we were on the iPad, we couldn’t view them.

    Dilemna: Mom is reading Watchers, at the recommendation of a few of youse. But she is having some trouble reading it. Maybe it’s not the right time of the year for gore. This morning, she came to a part about a 13-year old girl and her dream horse. She is very much afraid that will not have a happy ending, so she can’t go any further. But she is not one to normally stop reading a book, especially one recommended by so many friends.

  15. Rose
    10:19 am on December 20th, 2011

    Tyb: I agree with Bear. I haven’t seen one bad photo of you yet….

    BTW: Rio, I thought I read about you having some videos that Rebecca and I haven’t seen……

  16. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:25 am on December 20th, 2011

    Bear!…I concur…snort!snort!

    Rose!….I have no idea what you are talking about….sniff! …I manage to keep away from the camera pretty darn good, so no one would ever be able to shoot a video of me…never!…grunt! … Besides, I think those videos are all in SiberH’s head….wuffle!

  17. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:28 am on December 20th, 2011

    12-Dawgs!….I’m hoping the very last one will run through all of the 12 Dawgs of Christmas…heh!… The time is ticking away very quickly….yeep!

  18. Tyb
    10:30 am on December 20th, 2011

    Your cards get better by the day; you’ll have a hard time beating today’s.
    No, that’s not Jay on the bench. He’s big but not that big. As a matter of fact when
    he did the card, he thought about putting (not me) and a arrow pointing to Santa, but he couldn’t figure out where to put it.
    Thanks all for liking my picture.

  19. BearSpiritDog
    10:32 am on December 20th, 2011

    Love your Santa picture TYB.
    We had to take a double-take at Rio’s card today. Good one!

    I was up before Chet this morning, along with Melanie & the O.Howlers. Now it is time to hit the road.


  20. Rose
    10:34 am on December 20th, 2011

    Rio: If Siber-H says there are tapes, I believe him. Unless of course, they has self-destructed. And, come on now, you look mighty handsome in your Curly Tail Quilling photo.

  21. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:39 am on December 20th, 2011

    Rose!…That photo was a one-off!…heh!

  22. OleyHowlers
    10:43 am on December 20th, 2011

    We are all caught up on Dawgs of Christmas. Loved them all, especially those French Hens ha !

  23. OleyHowlers
    10:43 am on December 20th, 2011

    Oh, and while we were going back in time, we watched the poem about Beau. We are all sniffling, especially Mom.

  24. Rose
    10:57 am on December 20th, 2011

    Rio: I’ve seen many pictures of you that have captured your photogenic and handsome features. In fact, the other day at the top of the blog, you were dressed for a black-tie affair….

  25. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 am on December 20th, 2011

    Tie!…. Awww, that was the day of the Murder Mystery Dinner Party….snort!….It was out at the farm where Pepper lives…sniff!…Pepper is my best friend and co-hort in all things illegal…chuffle! ….Sometimes because Pepper drives me to distraction, my friend is able to photograph me. Never video though. I would not stand for that funny business…sniff!

  26. Rose
    11:05 am on December 20th, 2011

    I’ll be Natasha knows where this video can be found….

    BTW: Another picture of you was up top when I logged in.

  27. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:07 am on December 20th, 2011

    Pepper!…Here is a photo of me and my pal Pepper!…snort!

  28. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:17 am on December 20th, 2011

    Top!…All I ever see up-top is Alice and her yellow eyes…grunt!

  29. Melanie
    11:45 am on December 20th, 2011

    Morning once again. I kept checking the blog early this morning, but the new posting went up when I was dealing with the Counter Top Guys, then getting Jesse, then doing Poop Patrol, then making sure Zoe was okay, and then trying to figure out how many more gift bags I need. Whew. All of that since REALLY early this morning!

    TYB, Looking good!

    A Fistful of Collars . . . Wow, I’m wistful for this Fistful . . .

    Collars are a big thing around here. Patsy had her red collar with the beautiful trim but puppies ate of the trim so it went to Mac. Then she had a beautiful blue collar with trim, but I decided it wasn’t girly enough, so that went to Franklin. Next was a green celtic collar, beautiful, but she decided it was time to wear her beaded “Patsy” collar from a certain Royals’ Mum and now the green collar belongs to Grace.

    GOATS! Lot of goat talk today. I had this sent to me . . .

  30. Siber-H
    11:49 am on December 20th, 2011

    Staff, Thanks for the Prime Rib recipe link. Mom thinks she will try it.

    Rio, That is my favorite Christmas card so far, also.
    TYB Thanks for the Christmas wishes and card.

    I wonder if this really is going to be the title of book #5. Im glad Spence has finished it and can enjoy the Holidays…me, I’m looking forward to the new book.

  31. Siber-H
    11:54 am on December 20th, 2011

    I only have one collar, a very strong black one that goes with my coloring. Mom has so many tags on my collar, it would be difficult to switch collars back and forth.

    Rose, I looked for those videos of Rio and couldn’t find them. They did exist. There was a really good one of Rio concentrating on a treat. That boy can focus!!

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:57 am on December 20th, 2011

    Imagination!…Its all in yer head pal…heh!heh!…All in yer head…snorkel!

  33. Siber-H
    12:02 pm on December 20th, 2011

    No, Rose…It is not all in my head.

    Rio, I want to see a video of a pug screaming. I didn’t know pugs could scream. I can’t.

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:07 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Pudding!….All youse guys who are making Prime Rib this year should also make Yorkshire Pudding…snort!…The drippings from prime rib are perfect for this dish…slurp!…My friend made this one year and it was Delish! (and she says it was super easy too!),…snort!….Here is a link to a recipe:

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:09 pm on December 20th, 2011


  36. Barb & Maggie
    12:26 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Prime rib and Yorkshire pudding. Yum!

    The goat video was cute, and btw, they really do like to hop up on things. We have a bottom half of a Skykennel shipping crate in the barn. They love to jump on it, and everytime we go out there, one or two of them are standing on it. The little runt, Ingrid, even gets on her knees and crawls into it. She is the only one that fits.

  37. Mollypop's Mom
    12:26 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Siber-H – I looked for theses videos of Rio too and I couldn’t find them either. Darn!

  38. OleyHowlers
    12:27 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Melanie, that is a verycool video. Those kids are choreographed with the music perfectly.
    Thanks for the yorkshire pudding recipe, Rio. We’ve always wanted to try that. About the prime rib recipe…whenever we have made a standing rib roast, we just stand it up on its bones. We have nevercut it from the bone and are wondering about the reason for that.
    Collars. We each have 3 collars plus a harness believe it or not.
    Dima has a red invisible fence collar, a red “travel collar” with all the IDs, rabies tags, license, etc., and a red-patterned slip collar for walking. His red harness is for hikes.
    Meashka has the same number of collars, all in blue.
    Sasha has a black invisible fence collar, pink travel collar, purple-patterned slip collar and purple harness…with matching purple leash.
    Kat’s color is green, altho she does not yet have a harness.
    Added to all those collars are the black bands with halogen lights that they make us wear when it’s dark, because Mom says “nothing good comes after dark”. She is such a drag on our hunting abilities.

  39. Mollypop's Mom
    12:29 pm on December 20th, 2011

    O Howlers – Ha ha! It’s hard to sneak up on your prey with lights a blazin’.

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:31 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Recipe!…You can probably search around and find a Yorkshire pudding written in American English…heh!….This is the first one I landed on and it might be a bit confusing…sniff!…I know she said it was very simple and it is amazing the way the batter rises and rises!…woooo!

  41. OleyHowlers
    12:32 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Molly’s Mom, we manage to “lose” our lights at least once a week. They ordered a boxful now so they’ll have extras.

  42. Siber-H
    12:35 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Rio is trying to distract us from the videos with Yorkshire Pudding, but it is working. I want Yorkshire Pudding. Mom actually made it once from the recipe in the Joy of Cooking Cookbook. It was when she was reading James Harriot’s books. The entire family liked it.

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:37 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Screaming!….Maybe someone will attempt to video Beau screaming…heh!heh!…That guys cracks me up…chorkel!

  44. dawson
    12:39 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Yorkshire Pudding must go with prime rib. Must. We are putting our prime rib in at 200 or 225 for many hours. I’m debating whether to sear it first or not.

    Oley Howlers: Thanks for reminding me that I hadn’t yet read the poem about Beau. I didn’t have time for sniffling when it was first posted. When I went back I found all kinds of things I had missed:
    Tyb’s posting of the Flash Chorus in the Mall. Wonderful!
    Staff’s posting of the Beatles Ticket to Ride in the Alps. Fun!
    Melanie’s posting of B.Stover’s Retirement Cake: Fantastic!
    Rio’s 5th Day of Christmas Card. Ringing!
    CHarris’s posting of her description of fur flowers. Furry and Artistic!
    Royal’s Mum joins the Union. Welcome Sister!
    Jimmy Stewart’s poem about Beau. A beautiful Tribute!
    Gee, you are an interesting and entertaining group.

  45. Rose
    12:53 pm on December 20th, 2011

    SiberH: Since you are a civil engineer, I think you should start digging around for those tapes. They would make a great auction item…

    Rio: That is a nice picture of you and BFF, Pepper.

  46. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    12:55 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Barb and Maggie. Re Robbie Forester, the book itself was undamaged but there certainly were teeth marks on the package. Those MGs are persistent, if nothing else.
    Melanie. Great video, but were those MGs in training? Kind of a scary thought.

  47. OleyHowlers
    1:08 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Dawson, we missed a lot of those also…going back to read.

    Siber, we are waiting for you to tell us if it is safe for Mom to continue reading Watchers.

  48. Siber-H
    1:09 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Rose, Sadly, if Mollypop’s Mom can’t find them, no one can. Rio must have been hitting delete buttons during the Hour of the Wolf.

    They would, indeed, make a great auction item.

  49. B.Stover
    1:12 pm on December 20th, 2011

    I love Yorkshire pudding…and for dessert, plum pudding with hard sauce.

    There is a video of Rio. He’s with Pepper who is barking while Rio is staring intently at whatever item is being offered.

    I’ve finished grading finals.

  50. OleyHowlers
    1:13 pm on December 20th, 2011

    We remember that video.

  51. Siber-H
    1:17 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Fellow Sibers, umm and Oh dear, Mom does not remember the part about the horse in Watchers. She has read the book at least twice. There is no hope for her.
    All she can say is she thinks it is safe to go on reading Watchers. Dean Koontz would surely not do something drastic to an animal.
    (whispering) She is guessing

  52. Rose
    1:25 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Rio: So, there IS a video……..

    B: YIPEE!!! Is this your last official duty?

  53. Melanie
    1:29 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Congratulations B.Stover!!!!!
    Now pour a nice glass of Cahors, sit in your Easy Chair and laugh!

    Watchers: You can always do what I did and skip any of the graphic scenes. You don’t even have to put it on FF, just skip some pages.

    Rio: I looked up Gluten Free Yorkshire Pudding. I might be able to do this.

    Still trying to find the non-existent video.

  54. B.Stover
    1:29 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Rose: Yes. I’m now retired. (A cheer going out heard round the world….or at least in the vicinity of my easy chair!)

    I also remembered that the item being offered in the video is a cookie. Rio told us later that he had some of the cookie.

  55. B.Stover
    1:31 pm on December 20th, 2011

    LOL! Melanie, I am opening a bottle of Cahors for dinner!

  56. Rose
    1:37 pm on December 20th, 2011

    More and more evidence is piling up, Rio…..

    Congratulations, B!

  57. Siber-H
    1:39 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Stover, Congratulations! You are really retired now and It didn’t take you long to grade those finals. We are cheering and howling long with you.

  58. Melanie
    1:49 pm on December 20th, 2011

    All I have to say after searching is there are a lot of Pepper farms in Rio.

    Kitchen is DONE! Jesse did the painting of the top part. Will post pic soon.

  59. B.Stover
    1:50 pm on December 20th, 2011

    LOL! Thanks guys.

  60. OleyHowlers
    1:55 pm on December 20th, 2011

    We missed that little item psted by Bee at the end…finished grading finals. AWOOOO! Welcome to your easy chair, Bee (and even greater adventures)!

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:07 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Rose!….Oh, you mean the video that is mostly of Pepper keeping time to the music with her tail?…snort!….My friend shot that one around last Christmas when there was cookies on the table….heh!….I forgot all about it actually…sniff! …I dug it out of the attic just for Rose….snorkel!

  62. Rose
    2:46 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Thank you for digging up the “lost” tapes, Rio. Looks like you were concentrating very intently on the cookies, or the camera person. Maybe more the cookies… 🙂

    You should not be camera shy, you looked very handsome in the video.

  63. B.Stover
    2:54 pm on December 20th, 2011

    SH: I forgot to explain that the reason it doesn’t take as long to grade final exams is because I don’t have to write comments on them. Generally, the students don’t want them back.

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:18 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Stover!….Did you ever get to tell any of your students they were “SOL”?….heh!snort!

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:19 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Rose!…That video is not about me…sniff!…It is all about Peppers Tail…snort!

  66. BearSpiritDog
    3:22 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Back from the mini-mall. Nana’s friend always says you can plan on spending a C note every time you leave the driveway. How true, how true.

    Hey! I remember the Rio & Pepper video also. If no one can find it it must have been a self-destructing tape, as Rose says.

    Speaking of which – Melanie how do you come up with these full screen videos?

    Yorkshire pudding has to be one of our all time favorites – yum!

  67. BearSpiritDog
    3:30 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Rio! I swear I refreshed before posting. I did!

  68. BearSpiritDog
    3:31 pm on December 20th, 2011

    or maybe I was still on page one? pondering…..

  69. Mollypop's Mom
    3:42 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Ta Da! Rio Begging For Cookies

  70. Rose
    3:45 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Rio: Yeah, Pepper’s tail was sure rockin’ and rollin’ to the music, but I still want to know what had your attention…cookies or cameraman?

    I have never had Yorkshire Pudding. 🙁
    Anything made with fat, I’ll eat!

  71. Rose
    3:51 pm on December 20th, 2011

    MollyPop’s Mom: Thanks for the video…It was priceless. Rio beeging AND speaking!!!

  72. Rose
    3:52 pm on December 20th, 2011

    BEGGING and speaking

  73. Masquers
    3:55 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Rose: You don’t know what you are missing! Yorkshire Pudding is must for the holidays (or anytime in our opinion) The name pudding is actually a misnomer – it is more of a souffle.

    Howlers: Mom read Watchers many years ago. Like Siber, she doesn’t remember a part about a girl and her dream horse. It was the first ever Dean Koontz book we read and after that were hooked for life.

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:57 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Rose!…I don’t think that was me…sniff!…I would never beg like that. In fact I don’t remember doing that at all….grunt!

  75. Siber-H
    4:01 pm on December 20th, 2011

    I enjoyed seeing the videos again.
    May I tactfully point out that the videos were not “all in my head”. I have a good memory sometimes…other times, not so much.

  76. Rose
    4:06 pm on December 20th, 2011

    SiberH: I never doubted you for a minute!!!

    Masquers: I’m not very good in the kitchen, but I will have to attempt this. It looks very yummy indeed!

    Rio: So, you have “selective memory?”

  77. B.Stover
    4:16 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Rio: I never mentioned SOL but one of my students did…in class…and I said that I knew what it meant.

    I was going to say that it is a good thing that Pepper’s tail isn’t longer. Has everyone noticed that when Rio wags (or starts to wag) his tail, his entire back end moves?

    Yorkshire pudding is easy to make….In fact, I think I’ll make it.

  78. Staff
    4:21 pm on December 20th, 2011

    I remember that video. It is Rio begging. He has a very insistent whine. I think you had to be given a link to watch. I don’t think it is available to just anyone. Maybe we can talk HIS FRIEND into sharing the link again.

    Hey friend????

  79. dawson
    4:22 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Great Sleuthing Mollypop’s Mom! I knew that “Begging For Cookies” video was out there somewhere.

  80. Rose
    4:24 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Staff: MollyPop’s mom put the link up, and Rio put one up of him and Pepper.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:25 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Dawson!…Have you gone to the Post Office today?…snort!

  82. Staff
    4:31 pm on December 20th, 2011

    ummmm guess I am a little late. Good one Mollypop’s Mom.

  83. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:48 pm on December 20th, 2011


  84. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:51 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Whispering: (Not really. I just throwing the MGs off the scent. Most were mailed yesterday, but a few were mailed today.)

  85. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:52 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Congratulations, Bee!!!!!!!

  86. B.Stover
    4:58 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Thank you Wolfie. And…toffee!!

  87. Sam
    5:05 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Okay, you stupid goats. Toffee won’t be mailed until after the New Year. Got it?

  88. dawson
    5:12 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Wolfie: I hope you and your family members are safe and well.

    Rio: Yes, I did go to the Post Office. It was a Zoo. I received no packages.

    The man who lives in this house cooks his prime rib at 200 degrees for a looooong time. It is always delish. When I was telling him a couple other ways to cook prime rib, he took offense, (shoulda kept my mouth shut) now I am cooking the prime rib (at 200 degrees). What he doesn’t know is that I seared it at 500 degrees for 15 or 20 minutes before turning down the heat (because I loooove the crispy fat on the outside). This prime rib has been marinating for two days in his secret sauce which I do know has lots of pepper and garlic included. Because of the marinade he says we cannot use the drippings to make the Yorkshire pudding but I can still make gravy out of them to put over them. Now this makes no sense to me but I’m not saying a word or I will be making the Yorkshire Pudding.
    His Mother’s Yorkshire Pudding recipe:
    1 cup all purpose flour
    1/4 t. salt
    1 cup milk
    2 eggs
    Stir together flour and salt. Beat eggs until thick and combine with milk. Make a well in centre of flour and gradually stir in milk-egg mixture. Beat with a rotary beater or electric beater at low speed until batter is smooth (about 2 minutes) Pour about 2 Tbsp of the roast drippings into a shallow 9″ square pan or muffin pan, heat in oven until almost smoking hot then pour in batter to 1/2 inch depth.
    Bake in hot oven 450 degree until puffed and brown (15 to 20 minutes gradually lowering the temperature to 350 for remainder of baking (about 15 minutes).
    Yield One 9″ square or 12 individual Yorkshires.

  89. dawson
    5:16 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Wolfie: You got me! I was afraid that something dire had happened.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:34 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Dawson!….sob!sob!sob!…The little box is lost in Canada…sob!sob!sob!.

  91. TMG
    5:37 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Dear Plunderers,
    Nice try.
    Goats are smarter than you think.
    The Marauding Goats

  92. bluecat
    5:38 pm on December 20th, 2011

    SQ and MMC – thanks for sunshine surprises on a cold, wet, gray day.

    Bee – think of all the books you’ll have time for now. And you can share your reviews with us 🙂

    Love, love, love Book #5 title.

    When Mom starts to freak out thinking about Dad’s surgery (January 11), she looks at the sun catcher she was lucky enough to win in the auction, and remembers that you all are out there. Then she relaxes a bit. To quote Macy who quoted T. Tim: God Bless Us Everyone.

  93. OleyHowlers
    5:44 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Melanie, we were trying to keep a secret yesterday, because some of the Plunderers have painfully slow mail delivery, but now we can say thank you so very much for thinking of us and for going to all that effort on our behalf.

    And to Secret Santa (we know who you are): thanks to you too for making our Christmas extra special.

  94. Snowhook Bella
    6:29 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Pug in a box! I went to B&N today because I was looking for a cover for my iPaw and I ssw of all things a Pug in a Box! It is a cardboard cut out of a pug.

    My brother has convinced me to go with him today to do Hot Yoga. I’ve never heard of it before until he told me about it. I think I’m in for a rude and sweaty awakening. Yikes!

  95. Barb & Maggie
    6:34 pm on December 20th, 2011

    We just got our mail and our special envelope from Melanie was in there. We are thrilled, thank you so much for thinking of us. We will cherish it. Don’t want to say more, in case some still haven’t gotten their mail.

    Wolfie, you bad, bad dog! We were all set to go into a major whine till we read your next post. Hope it comes Thursday. Otherwise, Barb has to tell Jordy, my babysitter, HANDS OFF!

  96. BearSpiritDog
    6:41 pm on December 20th, 2011

    Our Christmas package arrived today! Thank you so much MMC and Spence!!! The little surprise gift is an absolute treasure. We cannot begin to tell you how much this means to us.

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    You guys are on a roll! Will watch non-existenent video of someone begging tomorrow.

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  101. Rose
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    Rebecca: I have seen that Pug in a Box in my many visits to B&N. I always think of our favorite pug when I see it. I have also seen little pug puzzles. Hope your trip is going well. How are AJ and the pack doing at home?

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    I have to explain how I found that video of Rio begging. When Rio posted the video of him with Pepper that gave it away. Anyway, Rio looked so angelic and sweet in the Pepper video. He did look like Cousin Emma’s brother. When the video ended, it showed a riotheevilpug empty account, since Rio had already gotten rid of the evidence, but it said the account was started June 10, 2010. Rio’s friend had made the video and didn’t know how to secretly post it so Rio wouldn’t know. I suggested youtube. I didn’t have to look very far in our blog history for that first video.

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    I see Rio and Pepper up top!

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  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
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    BTW: You can be GOOGLED….

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    Melanie!…Please make sure that Zoe, bless her big heart, gets some rest before Christmas…sniff!… Ellie needs her to be healthy, as we all do…wuffle!

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    Collars: When my sister, brother & I were pups #2 son bought us matching collars, but in different colors. That’s Brandy on the left (blue) Kona in the middle (red) and me, Bear, on the right (green) Hmm…where is Brandy’s collar…..

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    Rose – There may be a lot of videos of Rio that we would like to see. His youtube account has them blocked and they can only be found by knowing the url. That’s why the date was important for me to use to look it up in our blog history. The url was in there when Rio’s friend posted the video while Rio was outside in the yard.

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  124. BearSpiritDog
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  125. Barb & Maggie
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    We will have to find out tomorrow, because we are going to bed. Night all.

  126. BearSpiritDog
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    Wolfie & O.Howlers: Great fans here of Dean Koontz.

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