… But No One Does Anything About It

“Athena and Brutus, huh?” Spence says. “Now they’re giving names to winter storms.”

“That’s the way the country’s going,” says Admin. “Ten years from now they’ll be naming every damn zephyr.”

Welcome 2 team players, Scout the sugar plum.


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67 Responses to “… But No One Does Anything About It”

  1. OleyHowlers
    8:53 am on November 9th, 2012

    Brutus????? Brutus?????? Gosh darnit! That is the name our aunt always used to call brother Boris. She could never remember that is name was Boris, not Brutus. And now here they are naming a stupid Noreaster Brutus? Which one was that? The one that missed us by “that much” ?

    Terry, we are very sorry to hear how bad that one hit you yesterday, and we are now doubly worried about our cousins.

    Other than that: Good Morning!

  2. Melanie
    8:55 am on November 9th, 2012

    Hmmm . . Zephyr Zabbal has a certain je nais se quoi about it . .
    Translation: light wind flowing

    Happy Birthday to Patsy,
    Happy Birthday to Patsy,
    Happy Birthday dear Pumpkin,
    Happy Birthday to Patsy!

    Ten years old!

  3. Melanie
    8:56 am on November 9th, 2012

    Hi OleyHowler! Naw, that last one was Athena. Now I’m going to have to check the weather. It’s only the Weather Channel naming them. .

  4. B. Stover
    9:00 am on November 9th, 2012

    “There is a sumptuous variety about the New England weather that compels the stranger’s admiration–and regret” (Mark Twain).

    Good morning all.

  5. OleyHowlers
    9:22 am on November 9th, 2012

    Happy Happy Birthday to Patsy!!!

  6. Melanie
    9:26 am on November 9th, 2012

    Excellent quotation, B.Stover

    Brutus is the name the Weather Channel has given to the Midwest Snow storm.

  7. BearSpiritDog
    9:33 am on November 9th, 2012

    We like Mark Twain’s comment about the weather.
    WoooHoooo! Happy Birthday to Patsy!!!
    Good Morning Everyone.

  8. B.Stover
    9:38 am on November 9th, 2012

    Happy birthday Patsy.

  9. Barb & Maggie
    9:55 am on November 9th, 2012

    Good morning all. Good quote, Bee.

    Happy #10 Patsy. Big slobbery kisses coming your way. You go girl!

  10. Staff
    9:55 am on November 9th, 2012

    So is Brutus the storm Mr.Staff is experiencing this weekend? He is coming to visit this coming Monday. YAY!

    Happy Birthday Patsy. We are glad you are 10.

    I feel like a nap. Yawn.

  11. Staff
    9:58 am on November 9th, 2012

    Rio, Is Beau still alive this morning? He got in big trouble last night.

  12. Princess Sam
    10:11 am on November 9th, 2012

    Happy birthday Patsy!

  13. bluecat
    10:18 am on November 9th, 2012

    Happy Birthday Patsy!

    Admin – at least those names are from the classics.

    Enjoy your weekend, Everybody.

  14. Barb & Maggie
    10:33 am on November 9th, 2012

    Staff, How is your Maggie? Safe travels to Mr. Staff.

  15. Rose
    11:02 am on November 9th, 2012

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Happy birthday, Patsy! Ten years old is a good age to be.

  16. Masquers
    11:02 am on November 9th, 2012

    Same question as Staff. Last night Beau, who previously was doing so well, made a big error in judgement. No Zingers for him today.

  17. Masquers
    11:03 am on November 9th, 2012

    Rose: We posted at the same time!

  18. Siber-H
    11:17 am on November 9th, 2012

    Naming these storms seems to be somewhat stupid. I didn’t know they were doing this until I read today’s blog.

    Happy Birthday Patsy! Husky birthday hugs to a beautiful girl.

    Beau? Are you still with us?

    Wildland firefighters from the southwest are going to the NE to help with storm damage. HUH? That is what the newspaper said this morning, but it didn’t say how they are going to be helping.

  19. Terry Ballard
    11:36 am on November 9th, 2012

    Oley – Right now we are just fine. This morning I put the capstone on ending this crisis. I filled the tank in the car that was down to a quarter. We even heard from those Good Hands people that they’re paying us a whole lot more than we expected. Life is good.

    Nice shot of Twain ca. age 60. Holbrook has done such a job of cementing America’s image Twain that it is easy to forget that he was at one time a young man and a middle aged man. You might enjoy a project that I did in partnership with the Twain house in Hartford – a map of the places in America important to Twain-

    That’s one link, no pictures, and nothing about ootfay.

  20. Kat
    11:45 am on November 9th, 2012

    That map is great and guess what? Livy was from the same place as me!

  21. Tupper and Gilly
    11:51 am on November 9th, 2012

    An embarraassing moment from many years ago, upon arriving to visit friends in Florida:

    “So, how was your summer?”

    “Not so great. Andrew came and spent a few days with us. We are still cleaning up the damage.”

    “Really? What happened?”

    Well, he ripped up the entire front lawn, smashed up the car, and broke every single window on one side of the house. There was trash EVERYWHERE and we are still finding odd little bits of damage here and there”

    “My gosh – why did you allow Andrew to do all this?”

    For which we got a pitying look for our being so dense.
    “Umm – Andrew was a Hurricane….”

    It was a first time that a storm was given a male name. Dam you, weather channel!

  22. Rose
    1:24 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Masquers, I love when we post at the same time. Our avatars look so nice together.

  23. Melanie
    1:33 pm on November 9th, 2012

    T&G, NOAH decided to have male names to himacanes. The Weather Channel just decided a few months ago to name “major” winter storms. NOAH doesn’t do it.

    Patsy sends Thank you licks and tail wags.

    I am on the heating pad after cleaning the west wing. Feels great.

  24. OleyHowlers
    1:51 pm on November 9th, 2012

    We didn’t receive Patsy licks. Those were Patsy Slurps!

    Hurricanes are way nastier and tougher than himacanes. Just sayin’

  25. Masquers
    2:09 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Rose: I agree…very complimentary.
    Howlers: Good one!

  26. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:19 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Beau!…He is still in trouble with her mother…sniff!…He keeps trying to make-up to her but she will have none of it…grunt!…His ass is grass right now…heh!heh!

    Hunting!…My friend is home today. She is working on updating her resume. I think she has decided to try and get out of the bad situation the busy-place has turned into…grunt!…After 2 months of struggling with crap software and hoping things will get better, she is realizing things are not getting better only worse…gruffle!

  27. Siber-H
    2:24 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Rio, No harm will be done by your friend trying to find a better job. I am glad she is doing so, and we wish her all the best luck in the world.

  28. BearSpiritDog
    2:34 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Terry: Happy to hear your power is back on after being out during very cold temperatures. Funny (not) how when there is no heat it seems colder in the house than outside.
    Also welcome news from the insurance company for youse.
    Going now to check out the link you posted earlier.

    Rio: Good Luck to your Friend and to Beau, whom we are feeling very sorry for right now. How can her mother resist those soulful, pleading looks?

    Melanie: What do you have planned for the Birthday Girl today?

  29. Staff
    2:54 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Dawson, please check your SDD. 🙂

  30. Melanie
    2:59 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Patsy was sung to this morning with accompanying hugs a nd tummies. She is just back from a walk/run and is now in our room taking a nap whilst “Mozart For Mutts” is softly playing in the background.

    Rio, good hunting.

  31. Terry Ballard
    3:27 pm on November 9th, 2012

    I am going to be a royal pain here and point out that it is 99.9% certain that the “Everybody talks about the weather” quote was not Twain but his friend and collaborator Charles Dudley Warner, editor of the Hartford Courant. There are attributions for him saying this as far back as 1884, where Twain wasn’t cited as the author until 1905. Twain also never said “It’s better to keep silent and let people think you a fool than to speak up and erase all doubt.” My fourth book will be called “The greatest things that Mark Twain never said.”

    Lecture over, but this might be on the test.

    If you have as active an imagination as I do, you may just see Twain’s face in the center window.

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:29 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Updated!….Well, everything is updated, now she just needs to find the perfect job to apply for…heh!heh!…Piece of chocolate cake!

  33. dawson
    3:39 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Happy birthday dear Patsy. I made you some meatballs stuffed with salmon bonbons. I made a baker’s dozen so you can share with the rest of the Pack, if you want. Heh, heh, heh. (I guess not.)

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:52 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Job!…Well, after much searching and narrowing she found a job to apply for….snort!….But she is going to wait till tomorrow to submit her stuff. She needs to make sure everything is in tip-top shape…grunt!

  35. Barb & Maggie
    4:57 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Good luck to Rio’s friend.

    Barb is heading out the door for a movie and then dinner. Have a great evening everyone. See you tomorrow.

  36. Tupper and Gilly
    5:05 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Rio – tell your friend to be sure to dot her eyes and cross her teeth when she applies for that perfect job. We have no idea why two leggeds do such silly things when filling out important papers, but it seems to work for them.

  37. Tupper and Gilly
    5:08 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Mama has been working all day to get all those little tasks done. She sent a bunch of pictures to a certain picture-primping genius, she made all kinds of phone calls, she got a long overdue package wrapped and sent, and has their dinner under control. Now, if she would just worry about OUR dinner.

  38. OleyHowlers
    5:41 pm on November 9th, 2012

    We are wondering what movie Barb is going to see.

    Kat finally went shopping for a new non-fragrant collar. We are going to miss that perfume of hers.

  39. Kat
    5:43 pm on November 9th, 2012

    And I am wondering what long overdue package the Royals’ Mum just mailed.

  40. Masquers
    5:47 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Getting ready for dinner and a movie here too. We will return either much later or sometime in the morning.

  41. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:48 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Golinka!…I wonder what Golinka wrapped up and maile to Me!Me!Me!….Wooooo!

  42. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:48 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Walk!…grump!…My friend says we all have to go on a very long walk since its still light out and the sun is a’shining…wheeze!

  43. Wose
    5:51 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Rio! I am crossing my fingers, and sending positive thoughts out to your friend. I can’t wait to hear the story of the day when your friend says good-bye to that horrid busy place.

  44. Wose
    5:53 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Masquers, what movie will you be watching?

  45. OleyHowlers
    5:55 pm on November 9th, 2012

    What movie is Masquers going to? We don’t think cats should be allowed in movie theatres. And we hope the rents don’t get any cinematic ideas this evening.

  46. Tupper and Gilly
    5:55 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Kat – Mama still has one long overdue package to mail out. Its making her crazy that she has to wait for someone else to do the firing on some of her work. But, she swears, that project is going to be finished VERY SOON!

  47. OleyHowlers
    5:57 pm on November 9th, 2012


  48. Tupper and Gilly
    5:57 pm on November 9th, 2012

    In the meantime, we snuck a quick pic of one of her other projects. She calls this one “Hide and Seek”

  49. Wose
    6:10 pm on November 9th, 2012

    T&G, what a gorgeous bowl with its little lizard!

  50. OleyHowlers
    6:10 pm on November 9th, 2012

    T&G, that is beautiful!!!

  51. Siber-H
    6:11 pm on November 9th, 2012

    T&G!! Love the rocks, stones, lizzard, and the colors!
    That is amazing.

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:36 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Golinka!…That bowl is going to be on the Holiday Boutique shelves, right?….snort!snort!….Woooooo!

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:40 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Elect!…If SiberH and I had been elected we would decree that there should be a Golinka bowl in every household…heh!heh!

  54. BearSpiritDog
    7:06 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Royal Mum: The Lovely Bowl made of Precious Stones…is it for the Holiday Boutique?

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:12 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Maskers!….Low and behold our second Netflix DVD is the 3rd installment of Damages!!!….snort!snort!….So someone here is going to pop that in right now…wheeze!…This is getting very exciting, to say the least!…gasp!

  56. Tupper and Gilly
    7:32 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Ooo – sorry, but Hide and Seek is for the Really Busy Winter Shews. They start next weekend and go every weekend until Christmas.

    (Whispering – but we happen to know that there was one particular pot made specially for the auction. But if we sneak a picture if that out, Mama might take away our chew strips)

  57. Melanie
    8:19 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Heh, heh, heh . . I love seeing the pictures for the auction first!

    Isn’t the new Lincoln flick out?

    Let’s see. . YSAS and SO sent pictures of an underground house to me! A friend of SO has one. I love underground houses. I think that C.HobbitHarris lives in one.

    Zoë has always thought I was nuts. But when I showed her the front of the house, she did not think it was an underground house. Then I showed her the roof. All grass.

    So I am going up to bed, and dream of an underground house where the entire heating, cooling and electricity bill is only $150 a month.


  58. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:28 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Happy late in the day birthday to Patsy.

    Hope Beau can work his way out of the doghouse with Rio’s friend’s mom.

    T&G — tell your mom that is a really beautiful bowl.

    Wose — what has happened to your avatar? It’s been missing for a couple of days now.


  59. SnowBella
    8:46 pm on November 9th, 2012

    S-s-so c-c-cold…I am out of the village and waiting for my flight home. So, Beau, anything fun happened while I was away?

  60. Terry Ballard
    8:54 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Was out walking Yuji tonight. Looking to the east, Jupiter is at opposition, and bright as a streetlamp, even here on the island of Long. If you aren’t clouded in tonight, I would recommend that you walk out and look to the east and catch the show.

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Wookie!…Have you heard anything about how your granda is doing??..sniff!sniff!…Is he in rehab yet? It seems so soon for rehab…shudder!

    Rebecca!…Is on her way home!….Wooooo!…Safe travels my dear! Safe travels.

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:50 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Bedtime!….Beau will no longer be allowed on her mothers big bed…heh!heh!…He is no longer allowed in her room at all…chorkel!…Now my friend has to make sure that a gate is up in front of her mother’s bedroom door when she goes to bed so that Beau will not be able to sneak in there…grunt!…What a pain for everyone…sniff!

  63. Staff
    10:28 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Poor Beau. He is going to feel really lonely during the night. The wages of sin. I don’t think he knows about consequences.

  64. SnowBella
    11:03 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Wages of sin? I never get paid for any of my misdeeds. I have the feeling I’m owed some backpay.

    My two-legged called to say she just landed. She was able to get on standby for a much earlier flight. She is happy because Jodi, person not pup, left a message saying the roads are bad. Yeep! I will make sure her side of the bed doesn’t float away until she gets home.

  65. SnowBella
    11:27 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Well, grump. I see Belle Starr has taken to using my login since I’ve been away.

    Night, all.

  66. Staff
    11:40 pm on November 9th, 2012

    Goodnight everyone.

  67. OleyHowlers
    8:00 am on November 10th, 2012

    Good morning. We are laughing our butts off over Belle Starr’s comment on backpay. We knew that was her, no matter whose login she used.

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