Boston Book Festival

“You’re going to be on a panel?” Spence says.

“Exactly right,” Admin says. “The Plot Conjurers. We take suggestions from the audience and come up with a complete novel.”


“More like the bare bones. Some of them. An ulna, maybe, and an occipital.”

“Sounds, er, like fun.”

Boston Book Festival, Sat. Oct. 19, 10:30 AM, Boston Public Library. The Plot Conjurers panel, moderated by Hallie Ephron, with Peter Abrahams, Linda Barnes, Mike Cooper, Sara J. Henry, and Steve Ulfelder.


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122 Responses to “Boston Book Festival”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:44 am on October 9th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Plot conjuers…mmm, could be fun! Would like to see it sometime. Is it going to live stream?

    Hope Rebecca rested well after being UPGRADED to 1st class 🙂 Get better soon and have a good visit in “fungus corners”.

    Let’s have a whale of a Wednesday.

  2. B. Stover
    8:47 am on October 9th, 2013

    “Ulna”–Latin for elbow; “occiput”–Latin for back of the head. (The language lesson for the day.) Have fun on the panel Admin.

    Good morning all.

  3. O'Howlers
    8:50 am on October 9th, 2013

    Good Morning! We wish we could be at that plot conjurer panel. That sounds like so much fun (and difficult).

    We just got caught up on last evening’s comings and goings. We are anxious to hear about the great Plunderer meeting at Seattle. Want pictures too.
    And those pictures of Teddy, his mom and dad, and the Storyteller were excellent!!! Mom especially loved the one of Debbie and Storyteller with the chicken poster! We have 1 of those breeds…Silver-laced Wyandotte. We also have an Americauna which we think is similar to the one at the top, but our Peg does not look anything like that. You should see her. She looks like a chipmunk! That’s what Mom calls her.

    Wonderful, beautiful pictures. Thanks!

  4. Dima
    8:52 am on October 9th, 2013

    I had an excellent breakfast this morning, consisting of some kibble, some turkey, and this really mean pork lard gravy. Delish!

  5. Rose
    9:09 am on October 9th, 2013


    Dima, my mom used to use lard to cook with. What flavor! She made the best fried chicken.

    Loved the pictures of the Royals with Ruff Rider, and his mom and pop! Teddy seems to get bigger by the day. He is such a good boy!

    I hope the Pixie has a wonderful meeting with my dear Masquers, the wise and wonderful Bear, and Nana. Remember passports, pictures.

    Pixie, Look at you….first class! I hope it was all nice and sparkly. Hope you’ve kicked that sinus infection way off to the curb.

    The Boston Book Festival is actually quite fun. Grizz and I went one year and saw Dennis Lehane, and Bill Bryson. I just keep forgetting it happens in October.

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:54 am on October 9th, 2013

    We would like to know if the panel discussion is going to be live streamed.

    Oleys, Barb thinks the Americauna is the U.S. breeding of the originally South American Araucana. Pretty much the same – main think is you get those lovely colored eggs.

    Barb is going out to get some spring bulbs to plant. We already have some, but she wants to get some crocus too.

  7. Rose
    9:58 am on October 9th, 2013

    B&M, don’t know if it will be live-stream or podcast, but here is the link.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    10:04 am on October 9th, 2013

    Rose: TY for the bookfest info.

  9. OleyHowlers
    10:05 am on October 9th, 2013

    Barb, We have friends with Americaunas also, yet ours is so much better looking than any of them. We will try to get a good picture to post.
    Mom thought she was horrible looking when she was a juvie…she looked like a hawk and was larger than all the others, and just stared. Now she is the tiny one, with cute little puffy (chipmunk) cheeks, and beautiful colors.

  10. Tupper and Gilly
    10:38 am on October 9th, 2013

    Good morning all.

    Barb and Howlers – the chicken part of that farm was so neat. Being a model farm, they are working to conserve various “endangered” breeds of chickens. That poster shows those breeds, and has information about how few breeding flocks of they each have.
    The silver laced was our favorite, but there was also a Polish chicken with a Phyllis Diller hairdo that was beautiful. Debbie liked a huge, lovely buff colored hen with enormous thighs. We all decided that one would be way too tempting to be an Oley hen.

  11. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    10:44 am on October 9th, 2013

    Whew, for a minute I thought OleyHowlers was talking about their mom . .
    Seemed a bit harsh. snicker

    I am on hold. I hate waiting and the entire world has me on freaking hold. “Due to high volume . . ” I always think that there is only one person there and franticly trying to help OR they are all playing video games.”

    I think we should have our own plot creation. Not the whole novel, but an outline.

    Back to holding . . sigh

  12. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    11:01 am on October 9th, 2013

    Not on hold any longer. Ridiculous. “Well, your account does not state that happened.”
    “Then why did I get an email that I did?”
    “Well, your account does not state that happened.”
    “Then why did I get an email that I did?”
    “Try it again.”
    I talked him through the entire thing I had done before and did it again.
    “It shows that it has gone through”
    “Yeah, right. And I’ll get an email that shows it did and then it won’t happen.”
    “I will give this account to my manager, and we will keep an eye on it.”
    “So will I . .” Then I hung up.

  13. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    11:01 am on October 9th, 2013

    If any one is interested in . .

    I totally think there should be a dog or 8 in our story.

  14. OleyHowlers
    11:10 am on October 9th, 2013

    We second Melanie’s emotion.

    If any of you have not yet shopped at Rick’s Knife Shop…you must! This is the world’s best online shopping experience…ever! And now Pop has 2 very cool little BRIGHT lights for him and his friend (poor Mom). And also a Texas knife that Mom loves, so she is going to go buy one just like it, for the barn.

  15. Meashka
    11:11 am on October 9th, 2013

    Melanie, If there is a She-Dog across the canyon in our outline, please remember: I got DIBS!

  16. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    11:13 am on October 9th, 2013

    What kind of knife? And Meashka, of course!

    For fun . .

  17. BearSpiritDog
    11:22 am on October 9th, 2013

    Admin: This sounds like Fun!
    Thanks for the link, Wose.

    Melanie: That video is hilarious!
    Wow! Following in the paw prints of Admin with our very own Plot Creation. Sigh. If only I had a brain.

    O’Howlers: Good reminder to order from Rick’s Knife Shop…the Holidays are fast approaching.

  18. Meashka
    11:41 am on October 9th, 2013

    Melanie, We think it is the Texas Folder by Rite Edge.

  19. O'Howlers
    11:44 am on October 9th, 2013

    Great video, Melanie. LOL LOL LOL

  20. Tupper and Gilly
    11:45 am on October 9th, 2013

    Melanie – call Mama at home.

  21. Masquers
    11:57 am on October 9th, 2013

    The meet-n-greet plans are in the works for mañana. WoooHooo!!!
    Passports, paw print stamp and foto-taking device will be in paw.

  22. B. Stover
    12:29 pm on October 9th, 2013

    How about a plot creation in which Chet and Bernie come across a puppy mill (is that the term for it?) and they also discover the dead body of a young woman who was possibly trying to expose the mill. Several puppies would have to be involved in the story.

  23. Tupper and Gilly
    12:36 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Bee – we love that. We are already imagining the scene where Chet is being overwhelmed by herds of puppies – some of them pulling on his white ear, some playing “mighty hunter” with his tail. And Chet laying, maybe not so patiently but with resignation under the assault of puppies climbing his back and curling up between his paws.
    All he knows is that this is a LOT more than two. And wondering if there are orange jump suits made in puppy size.

  24. Tenzing
    12:39 pm on October 9th, 2013

    My Lady says there are three handsome amigos in the photo yesterday with the Storyteller, Teddy and his paw. And, what about that Debbie? My Lady says she is very pretty and my Lady wouldn’t lie.

    Masquers: My Lady forgot to pack her most precious passport when she left on her trip. When she arrived at Coach and Bev’s she realized the error of her ways. She called the Giant early in the morning and asked him to mail it to her parent’s home. It arrived in the knick of time! Whew!

  25. Masquers
    12:39 pm on October 9th, 2013

    B: Yes! And, 00Ruff Rider would be sniffing out clues.

  26. Rose
    12:42 pm on October 9th, 2013

    HRH, B: The hidden author in you finally comes out!

  27. Masquers
    12:43 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Tenzing: A katastrophe narrowly averted thanks to the Giant. Whew.

  28. B. Stover
    12:56 pm on October 9th, 2013

    T&G: Excellent!

    Masquers: I think that Teddy RR would have to be one of the hero puppies. Perhaps we could include several other Plunderer “persona.”

  29. dawson
    12:56 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Plot Conjurers!
    Sounds scary challenging and fun.

    Rose: Thanks for that link. I will check it out.

    Melanie: That is one huge, funny bear! Made me laugh. Then I clicked on an elephant video (Shirley and Jenny). Made me cry. Then on to Breaking Bad Bloopers. Made me laugh. Then the phone rang and it was the car mechanic. Made me cry. Ain’t life grand?

  30. Siber-H
    1:05 pm on October 9th, 2013


    We are mostly just lurking right now and enjoying the photos. We are busier than we thought we would be with the roofers here. They will be here all week. Mom has to leash me up quite a bit (I don’t care) because the roofers need to go in the backyard or the house. They are very hard workers. We have no complaints yet.

    Speaking of Breaking Bad…Albuquerque has put up a roadside memorial where Walter White was killed and on Friday they are having a funeral for him.
    I am not making this up.

  31. O'Howlers
    1:08 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Chet gets a puppy sidekick!

    And for Barb, and anyone who would like to see our Americauna, who will lay green eggs soon, we hope.

  32. Masquers
    1:13 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Howlers: Those chickies have it made and so do youse…green eggs & ham coming up!
    Siber: Walter White…we understand.

  33. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    1:41 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Whew, morning chores done, and my walk complete.

    Story is sounding good. I must needs take a nap. Must remind myself tp take protein on my walks.

  34. dawson
    1:42 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Wow! I was blown away by the pianist, Katherine Chi, last night. She was top caliber the likes of which this small town never sees.

    I will go back and look at the wonderful pictures of Teddy Rough Rider and the Plunderers as I only got a quick glimpse last night.

    O’Howlers: That is one fine looking chicken. Do you think your mum will invest in some of those big-thighed chickens that Tupper and Gilly mentioned? Maybe if you tell her they lay rainbow colored eggs. Heh, heh.

    Rio: I’m going to the post office. In the rain.

  35. Rose
    1:49 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Howlers, I have never seen such a beautiful chicken.

  36. Herd of Hounds
    1:54 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Mom told us the Polish (or is that polish) chickies look like their heads had a nuclear explosion and can only see forward. (foo many teathers)

  37. Kat
    2:15 pm on October 9th, 2013

    That picture of Peg-of-my-heart does not even do her justice, because it does not show up her cute puffy cheeks, and you can’t tell how little and cuddly she is. I asked Mom if she likes to cuddle her more than me and she said “Of Course Not!” as she ran back up there to cuddle her. snigglefritz

    Barb, don’t you think that big-thigh one sounds like a Buff Orpington? I want to see a picture of her.

  38. Staff
    2:20 pm on October 9th, 2013

    HOH you are cracking me up.
    Alice wants a nap so I must go lay down beside her. Mr.Staff and his cracked bone are off to drive a combine. He said there is no need to do anything but sit in the combine. He does not need to press anything with his foot as he would driving a car. I am not happy with this so the nap is a good idea. Otherwise I would have to vacuum the mud room and kitchen floors and I don’t want to do that. That would only lead to washing those floors. sniff

  39. Herd of Hounds
    2:35 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Staff: You are cracking mom up!

  40. Kat
    2:48 pm on October 9th, 2013
  41. Rose
    3:01 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Kat, you naughty girl. But it is still funny. :^)

  42. Kat
    3:19 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Wose, me? naughty??? I would never ever eat that beautiful gown. And Mama Meash has taught me (and I never disobey Mama Meash) “If you can’t eat it, pee on it”.

  43. Masquers
    3:25 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Kat: I must admit…that was pretty funny.

  44. B. Stover
    3:50 pm on October 9th, 2013

    At least the bride is laughing.

  45. Rose
    3:59 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Kat, you are making me laugh out loud!

  46. Tyb
    4:17 pm on October 9th, 2013

    I don’t know what we’ve been doing, but we’ve been really busy. Sorry for making it a short month, but for what it’s worth here is the October calendar page.

  47. Mollypop's Mom
    4:25 pm on October 9th, 2013

    The book, Watchlist, is interesting – it was done like the one Spencer will be involved with. An outline was given to many big-name authors and they each wrote a chapter.

  48. AJ
    4:34 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Thought you might enjoy this. The four wheeler tire went flat so I pulled into a gas station to fill it up.

  49. Tupper and Gilly
    5:02 pm on October 9th, 2013

    AJ – that picture is priceless. If you had the pulled up closer to the gas pumps, it would have been a picture that would have hit the internet by storm.

    Staff and Dawson, if you would be so kind as to check your SDDs when you have a minute.

    Oh, and that giant thighed chicken WAS a Buff Orpington. Youse guys are GOOD!

  50. Tupper and Gilly
    5:08 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Mama just said we can go with her to pick Callie up from her Day Of Beauty At The Spa.

    We love to go in the car, but….

    You don’t suppose she has any nefarious plans for our toenails do you?

  51. Barb & Maggie
    5:09 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Oleys, Yes, we were thinking a Buff Orpington, too. They are a full-bodied chicken.

    We also had a black and white Polish Crested. We used to trim her head feathers a little so she could see. They are good for exhibition, but would never make it in nature, as they would never spot a predator. Good example of human involvement – breed for looks and not self preservation.

    Great picture, A.J.

  52. Macy the min-pin
    5:34 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Howlers, thanks for the plug. Plus, we talked dad into dropping the shipping charge a dollar. All purchases up to $99 ship for $6.99, over $100 is free. *end commercial announcement*

  53. Macy the min-pin
    5:46 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Howlers, thanks for the plug. Plus, we talked dad into dropping the shipping charge a dollar. All purchases up to $99 ship for $6.99, over $100 is free. *end commercial announcement*

    I think mom is planning on putting me to work.

  54. Macy the min-pin
    5:47 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Oops. Did I do that?

  55. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    5:55 pm on October 9th, 2013

    The video is wonderful. Where can I find PetSweep?
    Been out of it for awhile.
    Note to self: Do not do a long walk after the dog walk. Jeeze Louise, you’d think I’d learn.

    Guess who is a signed member of an Agency!

    He was going to sign a bit ago, but LLL said something in the contract needed changing. snicker. Nothing like having LLL around!

  56. Tupper and Gilly
    5:59 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Woooo hooooo for YSAS!

    Woooo hooooo for Macy and her family and their wonderful website. We got our monocular today, and spent an hour playing with it. Great for bird watching! And we love the Texas Folder too.

    And on top of it all – our box was packed by MACY!
    (Maybe she can give us some hints on packing and shipping. Here, kitty kitty kitty)

    tee hee

  57. Wose
    6:00 pm on October 9th, 2013

    AJ, That is such a great picture!

  58. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    6:11 pm on October 9th, 2013

    AJ, I wish I had been there to take that picture. Zoë and I laughed!

    Next, I forgot that I took this picture on my walk.

    Natures bling!

  59. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    6:14 pm on October 9th, 2013

    (Whispering) please ignore all grammatical errors tonight. Been one of those days. weeks, months, seasons, year, decades . . .

  60. BearSpiritDog
    6:14 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Yay! Our October Calendar. TYB, I knew you wouldn’t forget us!

    MollyPop’s Mom: We would love to read the Watchlist. There was a Christmas book written this way. Wookie and Teddy’s Dad would know more.

    AJ: Love that photo!

    Melanie: WoooHooo for YSAS!!!
    Now…about that Nap…

  61. Herd of Hounds
    6:20 pm on October 9th, 2013

    AJ, Love the foto of the team!
    T&G, Silly Royalls, Ya’ll know you love those pussy tats.
    Showed the Old Fart Rick’s Cafe Americaine er…Knife shop and asked him what he thought. Had to wipe the drool off his chin so he could be understood 🙂
    Melanie: Tell YS.. “Break a Leg!”
    Got something similar to the “Pet Sweep” here. Mom gives them to the grands every time they are here. Watch out invisible chihuahuas!

  62. Pancho & Lefty
    6:21 pm on October 9th, 2013

    We have watched the video that Kat posted and fail to see any misbehavior or naughtiness.

    Tyb: Thanks for the calendar.

    Melanie: Belle Starr wants to know if your fun shews come in her size.

  63. Belle Starr
    6:27 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Alice M.: I never heard back from Mr. Staff on my offer to sparklize his boot. I am prepared to take matter into my own paws. I will convince my Four-legged to blur me to his combine. I will bedazzle while he drives. We can’t have him in a boring boot—what would all the other combine drivers say. Unacceptable.

  64. dawson
    6:43 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Congratulations to YSAS!

    AJ: Great picture…lots of dogs.

    Rio: No package but the rain stopped. 🙂

    Tyb: Blou is one of the best looking dogs ever.

    BSD: Yes to a nap.

  65. Herd of Hounds
    6:49 pm on October 9th, 2013

    AJ: Love the foto of the team!
    T&G: Silly Royals. You know you love those puddy tats.
    Showed the Old Fart Rick’s Cafe Americaine, er Knife shop and asked him what
    he thought. Had to wipe the drool off his chin so he could be understood 🙂
    Melanie: Tell YSAS…:Break a leg”.
    Got something similar to “Pet Sweep” here. Mom gives them to the grands
    every time they are here. Watch out invisible chihuahuas!

  66. Barb & Maggie
    7:02 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Sweet potato and pork tenderloin on the grill. Also, maybe the last beans of the season cooking with some bacon and onion, country style.

    Yea, we were right about the Buff Orp. Chunky girls!

  67. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    7:13 pm on October 9th, 2013

    We need a Nap Team!

  68. O'Howlers
    7:16 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Ditto to everything Dawson said. We are too tired to type. Also too hungry.

  69. c.hobbit
    7:23 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Belle Star: don’t stop at bedazzling the boot–go for the whole combine!

    I have misplaced my smart phone in the unpacking last night. My back up brain is gone and I can make no much-needed calls. GAH

  70. Herd of Hounds
    7:27 pm on October 9th, 2013

    CHobbit: Isn’t there anyone who can call you so you can listen for the ringer? (Mom does that all the time)

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:33 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Home!….Someone is home!…snort!…And someone else is making supper….sniff!snoff!…What it is I cannot say.

    AJ!…What a great photo!…Wooooo!….Getting Gassed Up!

  72. Herd of Hounds
    8:03 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Oh Rio: We worry when you say the “gas” word. (snicker)

  73. Tupper and Gilly
    8:09 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Well, our toenails are still intact. Mama was just about to load us up to go the Spa when the groomer called. She explained that she had an grooming emergency coming in at 5:30, and didn’t think we would want to be in the same room.

    And here’s the best part – a KAT was involved….hahahahhahahaha

    So not only did we NOT have to get tortured, but somewhere out there is a really stinky KAT who is getting a bath.

    The only thing that would make this better is if it had been one of our Wrotten Kats. hahahahahhahhahaha

  74. Basil and Sage
    8:10 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Not funny, Corgis.
    Not funny at all.

  75. c.hobbit
    8:16 pm on October 9th, 2013

    HOH: I FB’d several friends to call me and I never heard it. However, I stumbled across it by accident in a totally unexpected place. It was still charged and not on mute but it was sitting on cloth so maybe that’s why I didn’t hear it.

  76. Belle Starr
    8:17 pm on October 9th, 2013

    CHobbit: I like the way you think. I need to get more sparkles for a job this big.

  77. Wose
    8:22 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Belle Starr, Are you sure the Pixie isn’t taking your sparkles? You seem to be running short lately.

  78. Wose
    8:26 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Hi, RIO!

  79. Belle Starr
    8:37 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Wose: Gasp! I have been suspecting for some time that the Pixie is responsible for my lack of glitter and such. The Thieves have claimed sponsibility, but I don’t trust what they say.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:37 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Rose!….Where have you been?…sniff!…You are never on the blog anymore…grunt!

    Walk!…We ate supper and then went for our required walk…sniff!…It is getting dark earlier and the mosquitoes are multiplying daily…grump!…I do not believe it is safe to be out walking anymore. I vote NO!…grump!

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:38 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Dawson!…No package – again!…grunt!

  82. SnowBella
    8:39 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Wose: Do not believe Belle Starr. I am innocent.

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:40 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Meeting!…So the Nana-Maskers-Bear meet and greet with Rebecca will be tomorrow?…wheeze!…How come this is taking so long? Is it because the closer you get to Canada, everything takes ten times longer to happen?…wheeze!

  84. Barb & Maggie
    8:41 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Just finished TSATF. LOVED IT! We think they just keep getting better.

    Hi Rio. Welcome home to your friend.

  85. Herd of Hounds
    9:00 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Mom is going with the Old Fart tomorrow to an attorney’s for a deposition about an accident OF was in. No idea how long she’ll be gone, but she usually puts the ipaw out of reach 🙁 If you don’t hear form us for a while tomorrow (Thursday), don’t worry. Have a triumphant Thursday! Nighty night.

  86. SnowBella
    9:01 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Rio: it is because of my travel schedule and the hours of my conference. Not to worry, the meet and greet will happen. Plunderer meet and greets usually include laughter and non-stop talking with nary an awkward pause in sight.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:07 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Interesting!….No Awkward Paws…heh!heh!….Wish I could be there. Maskers an I could serenade you and Nana while you laugh out loud…snort!

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:08 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Rebecca!…How are you feeling tonight?…sniff!

  89. SnowBella
    9:10 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Rio: Today is the most human I’ve felt in days despite being sick to my stomach throughout the night and much of the morning. If I stay on top of taking my pain pill, I can stand the pain.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:12 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Yeep!…Rebecca!…This does not sound good at all. You need to get home and/or get yourself to a doctor and/or hospital…gah!

  91. SnowBella
    9:15 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Rio: it will be fine. I don’t have time to be sick. Wheeze!

  92. SnowBella
    9:16 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Rio: I finally are for the first time since yesterday morning. I had red velvet cake! Delish! I figure if I’m going to be sick later, I might as well enjoy my meal.

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:19 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Hmmmphf!…I think you need to go to Mr. Tenzing’s V-E-T when you get home…sniff!…I will not be happy until you get healthy again…grump!

  94. SnowBella
    9:27 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Rio: I wonder if they would make me stand on the big scale.

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Scale!…What do you care? You have probably lost about 10 ta 15 pounds this last week or so…sniff!…It will be a good time.

  96. Tenzing
    9:32 pm on October 9th, 2013

    My Lady lost six pounds on Sunday night when she was at her sickest. Gah! Barf! Spit!

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:34 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Loser!….There will be nothing left of her by the time she gets home to the Giant…sniff!….Except some red cake in her teeth….wuffle!

  98. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    9:36 pm on October 9th, 2013

    SnowBella, I bet AJ could pick you up and get on the scale with you.

    BelleStarr, If they can make shews to fit my feet, I think they could do the same for you.

    Good luck to HOH’s Ma and Pa.

    Did you get wet Dawson?

    I am all nice and toasted in my bed, and I just figured out Zoe left the heat on sometime today. Interesting, because I got hot and opened a window.

    Better go downstairs.

  99. Melanie (Woman in Waiting)
    9:46 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Goodnight iPaw
    Goodnight room
    Goodnight friends from all of the world
    Goodnight dogs
    Goodnight Kats
    Goodnight Plunderers, and that is that.

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:48 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Melanie!…She will be back. I feel Zombie-Melanie in the air late tonight…heh!heh!

  101. BooBear
    9:54 pm on October 9th, 2013

    AJ, loved the picture! Mom and Dad can’t wait to head north to Alaska to meet you and the team in person!

  102. BooBear
    10:00 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Mollypop’s and LouLou’s Mom, are you feeling any better?

  103. SnowBella
    10:01 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Rio: two words when it comes to the red cake in my teeth—worth it.

    I think our resident Zombie will make an encore appearance tonight, too. I wish she could sleep as easy as Tenzing.

    BooBear: I can’t wait to meet youse either. I’ll be with the tall, blind guy with long hair and a red beard.

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:05 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Rebecca!…Is AJ growing his hair long so he can get a pixie-cut and donate it like you did with all your curly long hair?…heh!

  105. SnowBella
    10:05 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Blonde, not blind. Damn otter corked!

  106. SnowBella
    10:08 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Rio: He is growing it because I like it, not to donate it. His hair doesn’t grow as fast as mine, and I’m not sure how he’d take to being called a pixie but we can try it. He got th nickname of Prince Charming at his summer job because of her hair.

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:08 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Macy!….She appeared on the right so I am reminded to say we are completely hooked on “Blacklist”…heh!heh!…James Spader is excellent as usual. My friend sort of grew up with that guy and the Brat Pack…chorkel!

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:09 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Blind!…”Tall Blind Guy!”…heh!snort!….I missed that the first time I read it..heh!

  109. SnowBella
    10:22 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Gah! Since I had success with the cake, I decided to eat a real meal. Already, I feel sick. Let that be a lesson to youse all—cake is better than salad.

  110. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Lesson!…Cake sticks with you in teeth, hips, butt, you name it….snort!

  111. dawson
    10:28 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Melanie: Did I get wet? Yes! Strangely enough, I didn’t melt. We were walking around for almost 2 hours (with a coffee break in there) and the sun came out 15 minutes after we got home.

    Rio: I checked the mailbox twice. Once before all the errands and once afterwards. Nada, zip, zilch.

    Snowbella: Yikes! Methinks you need more than pepto-bismal or airborne. A real vacation would be a good start. Get well soon.

  112. SnowBella
    10:31 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Pepto-bismal—If it had glitter in it, it would be Belle Starr’s favorite color.

  113. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:39 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Dawson!…My bet is she does not drink an Airborn before boarding a plane…sniff!….All my good advice is kicked under the rug…grunt!

  114. Staff
    10:58 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Belle Star I don’t think you should bling the combine. It belongs to our neighbor and land renter. Mr.Staff is helping them out and they might not understand a pink sparkly combine. Besides the guy it belongs to is a redhead and pink would clash with his hair. How about some tasteful gold sparkle?

  115. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:01 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Staff!…Do Not Encourage Her in any way shape or sparkle….snort!

  116. BearSpiritDog
    11:04 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Early Morning Appointment then headed South. WoooHooo!!!
    Talk to youse bright and early – Bear

    SnowBella: I will bring Chicken Soup.

  117. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Bed!…I am really hoping Rebecca has fallen into her warm soft bed and is snoring soundly…heh!heh!…Which is what I will be doing very soon…snuffle!…But not just yet.

  118. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:06 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Bear!…Sneak some Airborne into that Soup…sniff!…Rebecca needs some vitamins and real quick!…snort!

  119. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:09 pm on October 9th, 2013

    BooBear!…I hope someone you know takes LOTS of photos while they are in Alaska!…snort!…Of Everyone and Everything!…Yes!

  120. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:31 pm on October 9th, 2013

    Time!…Well, we are pretty sure Rebecca is sleeping now, so we will tippy-toe out of here so as not to wake her up…wuffle!..It is time for us to go upstairs and find our warm soft beds. Mine will be the one with all the baseball toys in just the right places…heh!…Beau will be in his cold hard bed with his paws straight up in the air…grunt!…Strange and smelly….gah!

  121. Tupper and Gilly
    12:08 am on October 10th, 2013

    SnowBella – if you are still on antibiotics, that is most likely why your stomach is upset. Couple of hints to help you through the course of the meds.
    1. Get some Probiotics into your system. Any of the over the counter ones will do. But take them at least four hours away from when you take the antibiotics.

    2. Avoid dairy food. Yes, even ice cream. Also avoid anything with a high yeast content, like really fluffy bread or rolls. Or pizza crust. sigh.

    3. Cake is probably actually soothing to your stomach. Go ahead and eat what appeals to you. Your body will not be hungry for things that would react to the antibiotics.

    4. Feel better soon.

    Words if advice from one who is subjected to many courses of dreaded antibiotics many times, over and over. Ad infinitum.

  122. Herd of Hounds
    1:45 am on October 10th, 2013

    Zombie Sharon here. Dogs finally back asleep after 2 rackety coon visits tonight. Who’s up…me 🙁 Seems like the pumpkins I put out are ones the little bandit loves so after I get home tomorrow, My autumn/halloween decor on the front porch is toast. I’ll make pumpkin butter and freeze some pumpkin for soup. If I catch that critter, I’ll make a coon skin cap! Let’s try night night again.

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