Brando The Cat: From A Fistful Of Collars (Sneak Peek)

We drove deeper into the desert, Bernie at the wheel, Thad riding shotgun with Brando on his lap, me still in back. After not too long, Bernie turned off the blacktop and followed a dirt track up toward some big red rocks, a track that petered out before we got there. Bernie stopped the car.

“What’s going on?” Thad said.

“Want to see something interesting?” Bernie said.

“Like what?” Thad checked his watch.

“Let’s make it a surprise.”

“I hate surprises.”

Bernie smiled, one of those smiles of his that’s just for himself—and me, of course, goes without saying—and we all piled out of the car, me hitting the ground first. We walked up toward the red rocks, me in the lead, then Bernie, Thad, and Brando, actually moving under his own power. Once—this was back on our trip to San Diego—Bernie said that the fog came in on little cat feet, a remark that I’d never been able to forget no matter how hard I’d tried, and that was how Brando moved along, like he was made of cloud, weighing nothing, although in fact he looked pudgy to me.

– From A Fistful of Collars, coming Tuesday from Atria Books.

Welcome new friends: Sasha, Hunter.

Tomorrow at 3PM – Spencer Quinn talks and signs the first available copies of A Fistful of Collars in the whole universe (and all the other universes if it turns out they exist) at Titcomb’s Bookshop in Sandwich, Mass. 

http://www.titcombsbookshop.com/event/book-talk-and-signing-spencer-quinn-author-fistful-collars

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96 Responses to “Brando The Cat: From A Fistful Of Collars (Sneak Peek)”

  1. Melanie
    9:28 am on September 8th, 2012

    Most of our Kats did walk like fog. Then came Cricket.

    Landed like a lead balloon and when he walked through the house, you could not only hear him but feel the vibrations in the floor.

    He was a GREAT purrer though.

  2. B.Stover
    9:44 am on September 8th, 2012

    I’m not going to read the sneak peek but thank you Spence.

    Good morning Melanie and all.

  3. dawson
    9:53 am on September 8th, 2012

    Oh boy!
    I love the “Bernie smiled…” sentence. Absolutely love it!

    Top o the morning to Melanie and B.Stover.

    Melanie your Cricket reminds me of the Cricket from Down Under. Hey Cricket and Liz. Hope you’re feeling tip top.

  4. Melanie
    10:09 am on September 8th, 2012

    Just finished last night’s comments. Mirrors.

    The Pack is not bothered by mirrors. They just think it’s one of the others.

  5. Tupper and Gilly
    10:13 am on September 8th, 2012

    Good morning all
    It was before our time but Mama had a Kat whose name started out to be Oreo. But he ended up just being called “Thud” for the sound he made when he jumped off anything. The vet explained that his ankle bones were malformed or backwards or something.
    He too was a great purrer.

    Mama is sputtering all over the place. The plan was that they would spend the weekend packing and get on the road first thing Monday. But last night Dad mentioned that he had offered to work both today and tomorrow as they were “shorthanded”. Sheesh – cant anyone else in that place EVER do the extra days. Dad is just a soft touch. So Mama gets to spend the whole weekend packing by herself

    But the big news is there are severe and dangerous thunderstorms headed for this area later today. Awww geee. Maybe the silly concert will get rained out (paws crossed)

  6. Princess Sam
    10:48 am on September 8th, 2012

    T&G, we have those thunderstorms now. They should be gone by 2 pm and on their way to you. There were a lot of benefit Walks that had to be canceled this morning.

  7. Wose
    10:54 am on September 8th, 2012

    Greetings All!

    Mirrors! UGH! I hate mirrors, and spend very little time looking into them.

    ATLAS SHRUGGED was never shown here in Wstchester, although the Prof and I did see the trailer when we saw the movie 2016. I think a lot of it has to do with politics and Miss Rand’s view of the world. I have not read the book….I’m scared because it is way honkin’ big, and I need a telescope to read the print, but I have read THE FOUNTAINHEAD. (twice)

    Anabelle

  8. Wose
    10:58 am on September 8th, 2012

    Rats! This here IPad can be frustrating!

    Annabelle, I appreciate any and all efforts you make at trying to get my VBFF to pose for a picture , so that Your Lady can snap a few shots! She’s a crazy kid, that one, which is why I love her!

    Hopefully, GLAD will accept my commission .

  9. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:00 am on September 8th, 2012

    Wise, how did you like 2016?

  10. c.hobbit
    11:02 am on September 8th, 2012

    30 degrees this morning. Darn.

  11. Masquers
    11:03 am on September 8th, 2012

    …”the fog came in on little kat feet”…we love that expression!
    T&G: Severe & dangerous thunderstorms is too big a price to pay we say. Who knows…maybe the concert will be fun…or not.
    Rose: Mom read Atlas Shrugged 3 times! The movie, Part I is on Amazon Prime. We saw it on DVD when it first came out and liked it.
    Two more days!!!

  12. Staff
    11:12 am on September 8th, 2012

    We here at the Mr.Staff house can’t wait to read about Brando. And about Chet and Bernie too. I wonder if Brando will ever be in another C&B book. (((sigh))) Probably not.

  13. Wose
    11:41 am on September 8th, 2012

    More mirrors….Beau, I think you are a cutie!

  14. Wose
    11:57 am on September 8th, 2012

    Wolfie: the Prof and I enjoyed the film very much. It is based on the book of the same name, written by D’nesh D’souza. (Forgive me, because I am absolutely sure I did not spell his name correctly). It was extremely interesting, and frightening how Mr. D’souza was able to link back Obama’s extreme and radical leftist policies to his father, the countries that he grew up in (Kenya, Indonesia) and how Barack felt about the colonialism of those countries. This was all based on Obama’s book Memories of My Father. (Hope I got the title right). Both he , his mother, and father were linked to extreme radical underground groups.

    Oh, and you know his brother and sister that were at the DNC? They both cleaned up quite nicely for the event. Well, his brother lives in a hut in Kenya, and when his mother died, his sister called him to ask him to come, he refused. So much for loving your mom.

    Anyway, Prof and I have our own political opinions, but I would recommend that this film be seen before anyone votes, and shown be shown in schools and colleges, before students get indoctrinated to only radical leftist ideas.

    Sorry for standing on the soapbox….

  15. Wose
    11:58 am on September 8th, 2012

    Oh, speaking of kats, my kat Kelly was an awesome purrer and head butter . I still miss him every day.

  16. Staff
    12:17 pm on September 8th, 2012

    I am going to remind everyone that early on in the blog we realized that if we talked about our political views we would descend into one of those blogs that doesn’t get along. We have so many things we do agree on that it would be a shame to focus on the things that divide us.

    Please, political views can be shared off the blog.

  17. Staff
    12:21 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Hey the Google search screen is very funny today. Go there and click around the screen.

  18. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:35 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Costume!…Whew!…I think someone finally finished all those things she didn’t do last weekend on her costume for the big Murder Mystery Party we are going to in about an hour….heh!…The pants, the shoes, the other part of the shirt. She found something to hang over her belt to hook her pouch full of gold coins on and how to attach the sword will have to be figured out after everything else is on…heh!…I’m not wearing anything by the way…sniff!

  19. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:36 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Costume!…Whew!…I think someone finally finished all those things she didn’t do last weekend on her costume for the big Murder Mystery Party we are going to in about an hour….heh!…The pants, the s h o e s, the other part of the shirt. She found something to hang over her belt to hook her pouch full of gold coins on and how to attach the s w o r d will have to be figured out after everything else is on…heh!…I’m not wearing anything by the way…sniff!

  20. Tupper and Gilly
    12:40 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Well, we do feel sorry for the organizers of the concert, and for the entertainers if the storms come. It is a fund raiser for Canines for Wounded Vets, which is the local VFW’s cause for this year.
    We already paid for our (most expensive, reserved seat) tickets, so if we can’t go, it won’t lessen the incoming money. We are sure that there will be a lot of people who will really enjoy the concert – more power to them. Its just that rowdy beer drinking crowds with overly loud music, sitting in folding chairs in the rain for 5 hours is NOT the way we would choose to spend a Saturday evening.
    We would rather watch a Rockies game. There! Does that tell you anything about our level of desperation?

  21. Belle Starr
    12:42 pm on September 8th, 2012

    I told my two legged I was going to share my political views. She said, “Don’t you dare.” I am ignoring her. My political views are very simple: I vote pug. For everything. I even have a fancy pin that says as much. The pin used to be worded like this:

    I VOTE PUG
    For everything!

    Lefty got a hold of it and now it just says:

    PUG
    thing!

    I wear it anyways.

    Oops! My two legged is coming. If she asks. I was trying to get Rio a copy of Spence’s next, next book.

  22. Tupper and Gilly
    12:48 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Our political view – the White House is an amazing building, the Lincoln Memorial is awe inspiring, but the best view is from the Washington monument.

  23. Staff
    1:04 pm on September 8th, 2012

    heh heh heh,

    Youse guys…

  24. Masquers
    1:06 pm on September 8th, 2012

    (from last night) Riö, we weren’t ignoring you but thought B had already answered your question.
    Do have fun at the Murder Party!
    Staff: Thanks for reminding us where to tread softly. In Mom’s family 2 are Republicans and 2 are Democrats. Needless to say, we do not talk politics.

  25. Masquers
    1:27 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Rose: Can you post a photo of Kelly?

  26. Staff
    1:36 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Belle Star…you are all right. I think we can all agree with that view also.

  27. Masquers
    1:42 pm on September 8th, 2012

    My time on the computer will been limited due to numerous downloads. A service pack and memory installation will be next, then we should be good to go.
    Shiek: Party hardy this weekend but try not to overdo it. Your mom gets very worried.
    Belle Starr: Staff said it…On that we can all agree.

  28. Alice M. Johnson
    1:48 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Huh? Vote KAT forever…

    Sheesh!

  29. Melanie
    1:52 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Well, since we anointed B.Stover as Ruler and that’s for life, I guess I will vote for Put for Everything Else. Unless the Pack asks. Then I voted for Patsy.

    Under a tornado watch. I would imagine that OleyHowlers, Wose and MollyPop’s Mom are also.

  30. BearSpiritDog
    1:54 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Another side heard from! Where’s your button, Alice?

  31. BearSpiritDog
    1:59 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Melanie: Try as we may, try as we might, we can never remember the difference between “watch” and “warning”. I mean…should we be on the watch for it vs being warned about the potentially of it coming?
    Stay safe everyone!

  32. B.Stover
    2:05 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Bear: A tornado watch means that there is a possibility of one developing. A tornado warning means that one has been sighted.

  33. BearSpiritDog
    2:11 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Thank you, B.

  34. Melanie
    2:12 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Okay this is weird. I can not put something up about the tornadoes because it keeps saying that I have. Shaking head here . . .

  35. BearSpiritDog
    2:18 pm on September 8th, 2012
  36. Barb & Maggie
    3:03 pm on September 8th, 2012

    We won’t make any political comments either, but a select few know our views! heehee.

    Be safe all youse guys, and T & G’s Mum, we think you will have such a good time tonight that you will be jumping on the stage and joining the entertainers!

  37. Oleyahowlers
    3:06 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Hey Everybody!
    We have been really really busy around here. But now we are all indoors, except for Pop who is on a food-shopping trip. Mom says Leslie is coming here. We love Leslie. She is our good friend Cherokee’s mom and Kat’s godmom.

    Oh, Mom just told us that it is not that Leslie. She said the Leslie coming here is a bad Leslie. Wonder why Pop is getting food for her then.

    Thanks, Staff. :)

    One word of caution is to never blindly believe that one’s story (book or movie) is
    “based” on a book. Read the darn book yourself.

  38. dawson
    4:07 pm on September 8th, 2012

    I am not going to talk politics but I will say, Rose! Spit that kool-aid out! Now!

  39. Wose
    4:50 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Plunderers:

    I am very sorry if I offended anyone with my answer to Wolfie’s question, and the other things in my post this morning. I do not ever want to hurt anyone here on this blog, or in my personal life.

    Please accept my sincerest apology.

  40. dawson
    4:56 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Aww Rose: You know we love you unconditionally.

  41. dawson
    5:03 pm on September 8th, 2012

    I loved the stories about Thud and Cricket this morning. A Catty Librarian’s cat, Elliot, is does not walk on foggy little kitten toes.
    C.Harris: Brrr! Was that the first frost of the year?
    Extremely windy here. I’m using the wind to help me rake leaves into the neighbor’s yard.

  42. Masquers
    5:16 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Rose: No matter what our beliefs we are all friends. You certainly did not offend anyone here. In our family we agree that sometimes we don’t see eye to eye and that’s the end of it. It would be a very boring world if we all held the same opinions.
    CHobbit: 30 degrees is your nighttime/early morning temperature right? Please tell me it gets up into the 40s during the day.

  43. c.hobbit
    5:20 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Dawson…no, it has frosted before but this one was a hard frost. No more flowers. I had to find my windshield scraper before heading out for errands. Fortunately, I had gone through my tub of gloves & mittens and pulled a few out for my car. Once winter hits I carry a big bag of cold-weather gear at all times with enough to share as needed. I am always prepared to be stuck somewhere on the road or off the road. My emergency rations are a couple of candy bars :)

  44. Belle Starr
    5:40 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Wose: I am greatly offended an I will tell you why. My two legged hasn’t taken my picture yet today. Grump!

    CHH: We dipped to a balmy 38 degrees this morning. You and my two legged prepare tr same way—extra mittens and chocolate!

  45. Macy the Min-pin
    5:46 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Oh if only we all had the same beliefs we could be spared the endless campaigning, and all that money could be used for something useful. I am a simple Min-Pin, but that is where I stand.

    mom says nobody mentioned her rant from the other day. Sorry, no more ranting.

  46. Macy the Min-pin
    5:49 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Did CHobbit say that her car wears mittens? Texas cars would not be caught dead…

  47. Gus & BooBear
    5:53 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Macy, dearest, you must have skipped an entire days’s worth of posting. Everyone (and we mean ALL of us) commented on your mom’s fortitude with working with all the little people and her micromanaging teammate.

  48. Gus & BooBear
    6:01 pm on September 8th, 2012

    We just posted a long post and it went to the ethernet. Didn’t say it was in moderation and when we hit submit again, it says we already said that.

    C.Hobbit, do you find that you get colder now that you have lost all the weight? Mom says that she is always warm because of her few extra pounds of fluffage (lol!)

  49. Staff
    6:05 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Dear Rose,
    This was discussed a long time before you started posting and so there was no way for you to know. We all have the right to our beliefs. Early on we did have political discussions on the blog and we realized that we are all over the spectrum politically. So we try to leave that outside and we concentrate on the things that bring us together.

    I am with Macy on the endless campaigning. I am terrifically bored with it too.

    I treasure you and every member of this ‘literary community’ and love the way we come together and help each other. I hope we all continue doing so. We are all really special.

  50. Gus & BooBear
    6:06 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Wose, we were not offended at all by your post. We found it very interesting which shows which way our political thinking is. But, like Staff said, we do try not to get into political discussions here to keep the peace. But Wolfie did ask, and you merely answered. So no one is upset. You are such a caring and generous person and not one of your friends here would get mad at you!!

  51. Melanie
    6:09 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Hey Gus & BooBear, same thing happened to me.

    Had a tornado southwest of us, but it has now dissipated. Thank Dog. Still have severe thunderstorms warning. Keeping an eye on the radar.

    I think the weather has affected Dan and the Pack. I know it has with me. Dan slept most of the day and is now going to bed. The Pack has slept, getting up only to bark and large trucks. I have been sleep walking. snicker.

    Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be beautiful. I will be working in the garden. Harvesting some onions (thanks you Barb and MagPie), and cutting the squash plants that have given up the ghost. The tomatoes are still doing fine. As is my giant pumpkin.

  52. B.Stover
    6:14 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Rose: We don’t really get offended on the blog and certainly not about politics. No need to apologize.

  53. Tupper and Gilly
    6:21 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Well, everybody decided to stay home tonight and miss the concert. The weather forecast is way scary, what with tornados and severe thunderstorms. The sky is getting blacker by the minute and everyone is getting jumpy. We do want to sat tho that Callie recently got a Thunder Shirt which she has been wearing most of the day. And she is MUCH calmer than she normally is with a low pressure system and a storm in the air.

  54. Staff
    6:23 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Rose, In March, in Alaska, you might get a chance to see some Northern Lights. This was on the Denali facebook page today.

    Lucky!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Mdy8jjc9-TM

  55. Melanie
    6:23 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Taking the computer off line for a few minutes. Storms are right over us.

  56. dawson
    6:26 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Survival!
    MacyMinPin: Your mom is still alive?
    BlogBug!
    I hope Melanie’s and G&BB’s problems with posting is not the start of a new Bug.
    Melanie: Is that pumpkin still up in the tree?

  57. BearSpiritDog
    7:01 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Macy: Gus&BooBear are right. You missed the many concerned comments about the absurdity of your work environment. We all have been wondering how it is going for her. Any improvement?

  58. Melanie
    7:04 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Dawson, it is still in the tree, but I had to put a board under it to help hold it up. I’ll try to take a picture of it tomorrow.

    I HAVE SO GOT TO GET TO ALASKA! Northern Lights . . . Can’t remember if I’ve written this before . .

    On Dan and Zoë’s frist date in Chicago they were walking by the Lake and they saw the Northern Lights. That is when Dan knew he was going to marry Zoe. She was 17. (She started college at 16)

    Snowbella? Do youse guys howl at the Lights?
    Can you feel them? Do they make a sound?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

  59. Melanie
    7:06 pm on September 8th, 2012

    It’s raining,
    It’s pouring,
    The Newf Pack is snoring.

    Lightning struck
    with a great big roar
    and Franklin sat on Zoë.

  60. OleyHowlers
    7:09 pm on September 8th, 2012

    We are now going to say something that will offend someone on this here blog, at this particular time.

    G O I R I S H !!!!!!!

  61. BearSpiritDog
    7:10 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Dawson: The days are getting shorter as the world turns its face towards the north. Sunrise later-sunset earlier. We always depend on you to keep us informed about the hourly countdown day by day.

  62. B.Stover
    7:16 pm on September 8th, 2012

    T&G: What is a thunder shirt?

  63. OleyHowlers
    7:17 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Whew! What a great game! Mom’s Irish eyes are smiling. A lot.

  64. Macy the Min-pin
    7:23 pm on September 8th, 2012

    We must go back and read the blog again. There was a second rant, about not licking glue sticks and such. Mom has had her nap and is much more sociable now and she does not want to ever get called to the pricipals office again.

    For those who cannot keep watches and warnings straight…watch out the weather might get bad…ACKKKK WARNING WARNING WARNING the weather did get bad.

  65. dawson
    7:25 pm on September 8th, 2012

    BearSpiritDog: Not being up North I am surprised to find that even down here the light is going away. I had to buy a light for my early morning bicycle rides. I am not looking forward to being “plunged into darkness” when I go back home in the middle of October. My full spectrum lights will be needed this winter. C.Harris or Snowbella may be able to tell us how fast the daylight is dwindling.

  66. bluecat
    7:27 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Howlers – what a great game. Dad’s up there with a frat brother from many yesteryears. Even he will say it was a great game. Mom spent the day watching, and reading Gone Girl, an amazing noir book she’d recommend to the Internet Reading Group.

    Macy, we know you’re good for all the little darlings and we hope you can stay with ’em. They need you!

  67. dawson
    7:31 pm on September 8th, 2012

    MacyMinPin: I missed the glue stick rant. I remember eating the yummy glue when I was in kindergarten and they made it out of…well…never mind. Kinda gross. I wouldn’t do that today.

  68. Macy the Min-pin
    7:34 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Ok, we are not imagining it. Mom’s rant was at the very end of Sept 7, which spilled over into Sept 8, which now that I think about it is today, so I guess it was yesterday. Owww, I think I sprained my brain. Oh well, pizza is here!!

  69. OleyHowlers
    7:36 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Hey Bluecat, we love when our two teams play. That is almost always a good game. This year, the Shillelagh belongs to us.

  70. Melanie
    7:37 pm on September 8th, 2012
  71. OleyHowlers
    7:54 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Thanks, Melanie. That fit the bill. :)

  72. Melanie
    8:12 pm on September 8th, 2012

    B.Stover, a Thundershirt is worn by a dog that holds the dog comfortably and a little bit tight. This calms them down. Rose (four legged not two legged) has one that she wears when she gets hyper. It’s like it keeps her centered.

    Here’s a picture of one. I have one with Rose, but heaven knows where it is.

  73. Melanie
    8:16 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Tha, tha, that’s all folks!

    I’m headed to bed. The major part of the storm is over. Now just rain.

    Next few days looks like SWEATSHIRT weather!

    TTFN

  74. B.Stover
    8:19 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Thanks Melanie.

  75. OleyHowlers
    8:29 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Bee, Sasha is also wearing her thundershirt tonight because of this weather. She laid down and calmed down as soon as Mom put it on her tonight.

    We tried to post a link earlier, and we will try again.

  76. OleyHowlers
    8:30 pm on September 8th, 2012

    For some reason, the link is disappearung into Siberspace.

  77. B.Stover
    8:34 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Thanks for trying Howlers.

  78. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:35 pm on September 8th, 2012

    We are still in the 90’s here, but at least we can turn the air conditioner off at night.

    Mom loves storms.

  79. AbbietheKitty
    8:37 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Speaking of Siberspace I sure hope that Mr.Husky is having a good vacation.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:41 pm on September 8th, 2012

    HOME!…We are tired!…snort!snort!…I can’t say much more than that right now except neither of us were murdered nor were we the killer….Wooooooo!…BUUUUUURRRRPPPPP!

  81. SnowBella
    8:51 pm on September 8th, 2012

    We are very fortunate to have friends like Mick and Jodi, the people not the pups. Earlier this week, AJ’s vehicle broke down while he was in town. Mick and Jodi towed him back to their house and I drove in to bring him home. Mick, person not pup, found and installed a new alternator. We paid him for the part, but he wouldn’t take any payment for his time. Now, Mick is out here helping AJ run electricity to Rio’s cabin. Will he accept payment? Nope, but we did buy him a pack of his favorite beer. Burp!

  82. dawson
    9:17 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Rio: I thought you were dead! I’m glad you weren’t the killer.
    Or the victim.
    Snowbella: Hip hip hooray for Mick and Jodi!
    My eyelids are getting very heavy.

  83. OleyHowlers
    9:37 pm on September 8th, 2012

    We are watching the Hunger Games movie. It is pretty good so far.

  84. Princess Sam
    9:48 pm on September 8th, 2012

    My family watched The Hunger Games movie and thought it was well done – for a movie. Time is limited and the movie was 2 hours and 20 minutes. So like usual, we like to read the book first.

  85. Princess Sam
    9:50 pm on September 8th, 2012

    There will probably be a lot of baby girls who will be named Katniss.

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Katness!…What a horrible, horrible name to land some poor babe with…grunt!

    Photos!….Somehow she managed to take some photos of me today…grump!…I was totally distracted and it could not be avoided…sniff!….Here is one of me and Pepper right after I got to her house. Look at her eyes!…heh!heh!…What was she up to before I got there I wonder. That is the guiltiest look I’ve ever seen..chorkel!

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Murder!…Pepper was first on the scene after the murder happened right behind my friend when she was looking the other way…grunt!…I got a sniff of the body but she was not quick enough to catch me with her camera….heh!heh!

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:12 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Beg!…This is pretty much what I did all afternoon long…heh!heh!…Pay day!

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:17 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Student!…I did take time out from begging to let an exchange student from China say HI to me…snort!…She is living in my other house right now with those other guys…chuffle!…What a great girl! I have a lot in common with her since my ancestors came from China….wheeze!

  90. Masquers
    10:30 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Riö: You ARE wearing the scarf. Heh.

  91. Masquers
    10:42 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Macy: I don’t see your rant from last night.
    Bella: Why, oh why couldn’t youse have won the drawing for the brand new truck.
    Sammie: We are doing it backwards here. First watched the movie (The Hunger Games) now reading the book(s)
    Which is what we are going to do right now.
    G’night all.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:10 pm on September 8th, 2012

    Goodnight!…Maskers went to bed before I could set him straight about The Scarf….grunt!….We are off to bed now too, that party did us both in today….heh!…What a great time we had!

  93. SnowBella
    12:01 am on September 9th, 2012

    I’m with Masquers, I can’t find hide nor hair of the glue stick rant? Is there a blog bug among us?

    Rio: I am so glad your friend had her camera ready and shared the photos. We saw a pug at the hardware store today, but Tenzing and I didn’t get a chance to pet him.

    Our renter is moved in and has her team set up in the kennel we established for her dogs. Between the two teams, we have 72 dogs on our property.

    I am heading up to CHH’s neck of the woods tomorrow for work.

  94. Macy the Min-pin
    1:22 am on September 9th, 2012

    The not terribly important rant is on the book launch page, last post of the day, no biggie, but mom felt better after the rant.

    nitey-nite y’all.

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