Can Spring Be Far Behind?

“Looks like there’s a lot of winter going on in other parts of the country, Chet,” Bernie says.

Uh-huh. We’re out on the patio behind our place on Mesquite Road. I’m lying in a nice patch of sunlight, feeling good.

“The Wall Street Journal here says that in the cold, small dogs, especially short-haired, inactive ones, often need some kind of coat when they’re outdoors.”

Coat? I have a coat already, nice and glossy today, as it happens.

“And here’s something I didn’t know. People use rock salt to melt ice, and it’s not good for dogs. It can hurt their paws, mouths and digestive systems. Even the supposedly pet-safe ones can cause problems if eaten in large amounts.”

What was this? Something new on the menu? I wait for Bernie to say more, but he doesn’t. Instead he has his face turned up to the sun, catching a few rays. Winter is what, again?


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106 Responses to “Can Spring Be Far Behind?”

  1. dawson
    8:49 am on January 28th, 2011

    I can think of a few dogs that could buy a new winter coat. A store near Staff has the most wonderful knitted hoods and I was considering buying one until I noticed the little holes for ears! And recognized they were dog coats.

  2. dawson
    9:17 am on January 28th, 2011

    B.Stover: Thinking of you…hoping that tube does not hurt too much and hoping all the gunk is gone and you can get out of hospital. The substitute teacher doesn’t no nuttin.

  3. Wolfie
    9:19 am on January 28th, 2011

    Not to brag, but it was 69 degrees yesterday. Very nice.

    I’m feeling so happy about Bee’s good news. I was really worried.

  4. Sam
    9:37 am on January 28th, 2011

    I’m a small dog and have short hair from all the cutting. Shouldn’t my family let my hair grow for the winter? I do love my Snuggie though.

  5. bluecat
    9:50 am on January 28th, 2011

    Chet – no fair. I haven’t found a patch of sunlight to lie in for days.

    Bee – be well.
    Melanie – try to be patient with your knee.
    Congratulations to Zoe & Dan.
    Macy’s mom – listen for your inner voice ’cause it knows what do do.

    Dawson – you could make short pigtails for the little holes…

    ttfn Everybody.

  6. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:14 am on January 28th, 2011

    Sun!… How convenient for Chet and Bernie to be back in New Mexico just when the weather is really tough out east…heh!… Right now I can’t complain, and believe me I would if I could, but the weather here is very nice indeed….snort!….Not a bit of snow on the ground and its actually warm outside…gruff! …I can stay out longer than a few minutes to snuffle around and check all my pee mail….cough! sneeze!

  7. Melanie
    10:14 am on January 28th, 2011

    “Winter is what, again?” Snort. I’m looking out the window at more than two feet of snow on the ground. I’d send it to you, MollyPop, if I could.

    By the time I got to the computer this morning, the Pack had broken two bottles and slobbered all over the keyboard. I asked Patsy (who has hiding her head) what on earth was going on.

    Turns out the Pack had turned on the computer last night after I went to sleep and found B.Stover’s comment about her collapsed lung.

    That’s when things went a bit crazy. Rosie said she had heard that the internet was a bunch of tubes and Gracie said maybe we should send some air over to B.Stover’s lung and pump it up. Katie thought that was a good idea and Mattie said that Frank was the biggest and he should just huff and puff into the keyboard. That is why the keyboard was wet and yucky.

    Ellie noticed that the air wasn’t going anywhere and Mac said what they needed was a bottle to blow into and then attach to the computer and send it that way. Ros got two bottles out of the cabinets and they took turns blowing into one of the bottles. Patsy said it was working okay until Frank took his turn last and blew the bottle apart. The next bottle got filled but when Rose took it to the computer, it exploded under all the pressure.

    So I explained to the Pack though their thought was good, the internet was not a bunch of tubes and it would not have worked.

    Patsy said she had nothing to do with it, but i saw the rest of the Pack rolling their eyes.

  8. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:28 am on January 28th, 2011

    Melanie!…Heh!snort!heh!… You must be feeling better today….chorkel!

  9. Mollypop
    10:29 am on January 28th, 2011

    Oh Melanie – Those silly Newfs. They had good intentions, though.

  10. Barb & Maggie
    10:43 am on January 28th, 2011

    Good morning, and Melanie, glad you are better. Hope Bee is too.

    Certainly hope spring is close by!

  11. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:48 am on January 28th, 2011

    There is a song,”I sure could use a little good news today” I am changing it to “I sure could use a few ‘good’ Newfs today”. Melanie, your story made my brain smile, even though the smile did not make it all the way to my face, maybe tomorrow. Macy is not in the mood for posting, so no telling if you will get me or her. I appreciate all the good wishes. Right now I am going by the old rule, if you don’t have anything good to say….. There is no point in dragging all you wonderful people into my black pit. Just knowing that you are only a few key stokes away makes me feel much better…hugs all around..Macy’s mom

  12. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 am on January 28th, 2011

    Job!… Hey maybe MinPin’s ma could get a job at the big Cowboys Stadium during the Superbowl!….snort!…I bet they need extra help for that event. She should check it out! That would be awesome!….gruff!

  13. Barb & Maggie
    11:34 am on January 28th, 2011

    Macy’s mom, glad you checked in. Better days are ahead.

    Hey TYB, you and I were up there together on Chet’s Friends.
    How cool is that!

  14. Melanie
    11:49 am on January 28th, 2011

    Hey Macy’s Mom, hang in there!

    For a chuckle . . .

    I just talked to YSAS who was just fitted in the correct high class clothing for BE. He has to wear a man girdle! I asked him why because there isn’t too much to this guy anyway, and he said it was the style then to have a man’s back in a certain position. They then fitted him and liked how he looked so much he was introduced to the costumer designer! I told him that Riö wanted him to have a part with the lead, and Riö, YSAS said, yes that would be nice, but one rung at a time!

  15. Tyb
    11:55 am on January 28th, 2011

    My dad knows first hand how hard the sidewalk chemicals can be on us. Not only does it burn our paws, but ingesting it through lambition (got that word?) can create big stomach problems. My dad and I walk mainly in the woods, but when we walk in town and have to contend with snow melt of all kinds, I wear boots. I didn’t like them at first, but now I don’t even know I’m wearing them. Here’s a picture of Blou all decked out for the cold. He didn’t wear the coat when he was healthy, but when he started to get older and arthritic, it was a big help to his comfort the walk. When he came in his arthritis didn’t act up so much.

  16. bluecat
    12:07 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Rio & Melanie – tell YSAS we have BE dvr’ed or whatever it’s called. We’ll have a BE marathon if we get snowed in. Very nice costumes, by the way.

  17. Siber-H
    12:20 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Tyb has already said what I was going to about wearing dog booties if you live where they put salt down on the sidewalks and streets. Or, you can wash off your dog’s feet before they come back in the house. Licking that salt off is very bad for the dog.

    Chet and I don’t have to worry about salt on streets and sidewalks…makes me realize there is one good thing about living in this climate. No one, and I repeat, no one, is going to be rinsing my feet off in a bowl of water.

    Chet, that makes two of us that don’t know what winter is. You could do what I do and watch all those programs about Alaska that are on tv.

    Rio, Chet lives in southern Arizona not NM. It is warmer there than here. If Chet lived in NM we could play together. Chet likes to play with other dogs.

  18. Mollie (a black poodle)
    12:21 pm on January 28th, 2011

    What a cute picture.
    B. Hope you feel better and get to go home today.
    Melanie: Sounds like you are feeling better. That’s good news.
    Macy’s Mom: Think positively. I applied for a job once & was so depressed when I did not get it, but later I was very glad as I got another job much much better and closer to home.

  19. Siber-H
    12:29 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Macy’s mom—glad you checked in with us…please do from time to time and come talk to us if you are feeling down.
    Sam—I vote for the snuggie over the long hair.
    Melanie—that’s funny…hugs to the Newfs. I’m glad you are feeling better.
    Stover—I hope she is feeling better and will get to go home today.

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:40 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Spring!… I’ve been checking out the Spring Training schedule and dreaming of Opening Day….grunt!… My friend wants to go down to Scottsdale for a 3 day weekend and watch the Rockies play…snort!… She said if she goes she will not be able to take me with her….grump! ….I would be shuttled out to the farm with that big pawed Pepper…sniff!

  21. Siber-H
    12:57 pm on January 28th, 2011

    I think she should go, Rio, Three days wouldn’t be that long to spend at the farm and it would be fun. Your friend can tell us all about her trip and spring training.

  22. b.stover
    1:19 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Should get to go home tomorrow. Feeling much better. Thanks all.

  23. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:24 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Yea!…Stover is feeling much better!….Woooo!….I wonder how she is able to send us messages from her hospital bed with a tube in her side….grunt! …

  24. Siber-H
    1:27 pm on January 28th, 2011

    I have wondered the same thing, Rio. Stover can tell us when she gets home. Very good news to hear that she is feeling better.

  25. Melanie
    2:28 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Whew, glad B.Stover chimed in. Tomorrow sounds good.

    Riö, I don’t think she uses the tube in her side to send us info.

  26. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:22 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Tube!… I didn’t mean to imply that she was using the Tube to send messages to us…grunt!… That kind of thinking is what got the Newfs in trouble…heh!… I was wandering how difficult if must be to move around with a tube in your side…cough!…Unless she took her laptop with her she would have to find a computer somewhere else….sniff!

    Grammar!… We need Stover back before Dawson’s grammar goes completely out the window…snort!

  27. Wölfie
    4:28 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Melanie, I loved your newf story. I don’t think Patsy would have been hiding her head if she had been completely innocent!

    Bee, I had hoped that you were going home today! Are you sure that you’re okay? I am still worried.

    Macy’s mom, it’s okay to be depressed. I say buy yourself a big tub of ice cream and dig in!

  28. Wölfie
    4:38 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Mary here. Just to update you on things…..

    My husband and I went to court today and were granted an immediate move-out order and restraining order for the boys. It has been a sad and stressful time but we had no other option. And it breaks my heart, but they will not accept our help.

    Our therapist assures us that they need a strong dose of reality tempered with some real consequences. This is tough love of the ultimate degree.

    I am asking for your prayers, and I am going to trust in the Lord of all Creation to help the boys use this a growth experience. Before they were my children, they belonged to God, and now we are giving them back to God for their Highest Good.

  29. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:44 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Joke!… How do baseball players stay so cool?….snort!… By sitting next to their fans!……heh!

  30. Mollypop
    4:53 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Mary – You are doing the right thing and the hardest thing. We are all here supporting you.

  31. Melanie
    5:00 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Thinking of you Wölfie and your family.

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:04 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Boys!…So have they dropped out of school?…snort!… I guess they will have to rely on their druggie friends for help. And we all know how reliable those kind are… sniff!….This is very sad news indeed….snuffle!

    5:21 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Wolfie and Mary, Such sad news, but we agree with Mollypop, that it was necessary. You have been loving and supportive parents who have done all they can at this point. Now it is time for the boys to take over and grown emotionally. We are all here for you.

  34. dawson
    6:05 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Wolfie and Mary: Your post put a lump in my throat. I like the sentiment that you have given the boys back to God for the higher good. God watches over fools and drunks.

  35. Siber-H
    6:11 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Wolfie and Mary, You are in our prayers. I know it is a hard time for you. We are sad with you, and as Barb said, we are here for you.

  36. bluecat
    6:48 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Dear Mary and Dad and Wolfie – you have the support and prayer from many. Know that you’ve done the right thing.

  37. dawson
    7:00 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Wolfie and Mary: Just read my post to you and it sounds insensitive. I did not mean it to be that way. I meant to say not to worry because God does take care of those who are lost due to addictions. What you have done is one of the hardest thing loving parents can do. Your boys are not fools although their behavior lately has been foolish. I will pray for God to keep your boys safe.

  38. Melanie
    7:01 pm on January 28th, 2011

    I finally got the stress reducer software up and running. Our computer was too new. Jeez.

    Anyhoo, Zoë took it for a test spin and said, “You know this is something I really would not have bought by looking at it, but it’s good.”

    Hope this works the kinks out in her heart . . .

    Let’s see . . . What a year for us Plunderers. May the Year of the Rabbit be much better. I’m glad Chet and Bernie are okay.

    Our roads don’t use salt. They use sand. We get so much snow that the salt melts the little bit of snow around it, sinks to the bottom and then more snow gets on top. At least with sand, you get a little bit of traction.

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:27 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Dawson!…. You are so insensitive!….snort!…How the hell do you live with yourself???…grump!…[jk]…heh!snort!heh!

    News!… I sure wish someone on this here blog had some really good news one day…grumble!…All these problems within such a small community…sniff!… It makes me wander how the rest of the world is doing…..snuffle! ….Here’s a little bit of good news for me, it got up to 66 degrees today! It was Spring-like!….Woooo!…Snow’s coming in next week…growl!

  40. dawson
    7:32 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Oh Rio: Hush yer gob!
    Here’s some good news: I have 4 days off in a row and I’m going out for some Chinese food now. Yippee.

  41. Melanie
    7:53 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Whew, it’s the lull time again. Which means it’s
    Lullaby time for me!

  42. Melanie
    7:55 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Whoops, one more thing!

    The Pack was barking mightily,
    The night was becoming nightily,
    And the beaver made an appearance!

    This is looking down across the river from the stockade.
    This thing is as big as a lab.

  43. Siber-H
    8:02 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Melanie, I never see a beaver on tv anymore that I don’t think of you. That is a good photo.

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:15 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Heh!… That is a good 35 pounder!…snort!… I bet he alone can take down a tree in no time at all…grunt!… Too bad we can’t see his flat tail…sneeze!

  45. Mollypop
    8:18 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Melanie – How much do you think that beaver weighs when you say it’s as big as a lab?

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:20 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Mice!…Speaking of mice, I wonder where Alice and AbbieTheKat are today?…sniff!…Does anyone know if they had fur dying appointments or quilts to sit on and test?….snort!

  47. Mollypop
    8:48 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Rio – Staff and Mr. Staff are off doing very taxing things and poor A-Kat and Alice Magnolia Johnson might be left home all alone.

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:57 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Right!….Staff is working, which is questionable at best…grump!… So the Kats are left to get up to all sorts of things on their own….sniff!…Good grief, it’s very late there, I hope the Staff couple haven’t forgotten to come home from their busy places….grunt!

  49. Macy the Min-Pin
    9:06 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Mary – so sorry to hear that you had to go with the drastic action. Being right and being easy are seldom the same thing. I feel whiny by comparison to your situation. Here’s to better days all around.


  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Grump!…This is becoming a very sad place to be…dammit!

  51. Wolfie
    9:22 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Thanks guys. I know I could count on you. And Dawson, I loved what you wrote!

    Okay, so today is the 28th. That gives us, what, five days until the year of the bunny.

    I say, let’s have a party! And I know the perfect place….whereever it is that they are playing the superbowl. It should just about be ready. I would like to humbly propose that we have some entertainment. I vote for Charlie and Ira, Elvis, Dan Fogelberg, John Denver and Josh Groban. We did such a great job on the food for the puppy shower that I wouldn’t mind having the same menu. This time I want to bring some prime rib though.

    And since we are already there, let’s stay and watch the super bowl. Maybe we can rent one of those fancy suites. I wouldn’t be watching the game, though. I’ll be too busy chatting up Elvis, Dan and John.

    So??????? Any takers?

  52. dawson
    9:28 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Beaver tail!
    It is almost Trapper Rendezvous time here and there is a curious item at the crafts sale tables. An elongated oval of black to brown colored leather-like material. Stacks of these things. What are they? Beaver tails. Ewww. I did buy one though for $10. I thought I might use it as a bookmark but I don’t really want to put that weird thing in a good book. Don’t tell Stover – she will get grossed out. What should I do with this beaver tail?

  53. Wolfie
    9:29 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Macy, in some ways I think your loss is more difficult. We are making a choice, whereas you had no choice. But listen, I always felt that you were too good for that joint. I sincerely believe that God has something very special in mind for you. I feel it in my bones.

  54. dawson
    9:29 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Wolfie: A tail-gate party at Macy MinPin’s! I’m in.

  55. AbbietheKitty
    9:35 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Hey bro. I am in. I will bring the salmon cakes and the lobster patties. I would do more but I am very busy keeping Mr.Staff’s lap warm. He is watching British video’s of talking animals and when he laughs I bounce up and down.

    It is nice to get some lap time now as the Staff are gone all day and it gets so boring.

    Alice has her toy crab with the crinkly sound and catnip inside which she likes to pick up and take upstairs. Then Mr.Staff takes it downstairs for her to do it again. But I find that uninteresting. What good is that? Up, down, up, down. Boooooring!

    But of course she looks good doing it.

  56. Mollypop
    9:35 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Okay, everybody! Party at Macy’s.

  57. Siber-H
    9:36 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Dawson, I think the beaver tail would make a great dog toy…send it to me.

    I’m in Wolfie, I’m always in.

  58. Wolfie
    9:36 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Yes! A tail gate party is exactly what we need! We’ll have all kinds of tails there, wagging happily. Snicker

  59. Wolfie
    9:39 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Dawson…it looks as if Melanie’s beaver is missing a tail. Maybe you can send it to Melanie? Yuck.

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:42 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Wait!…MinPin and company may not be up for a Supper Bowl party….sniff!…We need to hear from her if it is okay or not….grunt! …. ( but I am IN IN IN! wherever we have the party!!! Wooooo Haaaaawwww!)…heh!heh!heh!

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:46 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Alice!….It sounds like Alice is training for a special Mission where she will have to go up and down stairs constantly….hmmmmm!

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:54 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Special!….Wolfie, at the same time I was saying how sad this place was, you with all your heart breaking trouble was suggesting a happy thing….sniff!…Wolfie, you are a very special guy and I want to pat you on the back, but you are so much taller than I am I cannot literally do it….snorkel!…Still, you are a great guy in my estimation….gruffle!

  63. Tupper and Gilly
    10:02 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Party party party!! But ummmmmm…we’re Corgis – hence no tails. Can we still come to the tailgate party? Gilly offered to bring Kat tails.
    Mama is offering to get out her recipe books and bring treats. Daddy is offering to bring rolaids.

  64. Wolfie
    10:03 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Rio, that comment is so cool….Supper Bowl! Love it!

  65. Siber-H
    10:06 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Abbie, Alice is exercising.

    I agree, Wolfie is a very special guy and so are his folks.

  66. Wolfie
    10:07 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Tupper and Gilly: Tails are optional. Besides, Dawson can loan you her beaver tail. The two of you can trade off. Ok.

  67. Basil and Sage
    10:07 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Hey we have already told all of you that we don’t care a whit about football. Even so-called Super Bowls. Basil wants to know whats so special about the dang bowl if it doesn’t have chicken flavor crunchies in it. And we are not amused at the idea of Gilly bringing our tails to the either.
    But you all go ahead and plan this out. We’ll check back tomorrow and see whats up. For now, we are all going to bed.
    Tomorrows another and better day.

  68. Wolfie
    10:10 pm on January 28th, 2011

    It sounds as if Alice is making sure that Mr Staff is getting HIS exercise. She is one clever girl.p

  69. Wolfie
    10:15 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Don’t tell Basil and Sage about the dump truck of chicken flavored crunchies that is being delivered to the Supper Bowl, okay?

  70. Wolfie
    10:19 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Awe, you guys are making us blush…….thank you.

  71. dawson
    10:32 pm on January 28th, 2011

    I’m going to bring some liver mousse or moose liver…or both. I do still have the menu for the puppy shower. It’s on a piece of paper somewhere…in a safe place, I think.

    Wolfie: I refuse to give this beaver tail to …a damn beaver! I paid $10. fair and square for it. I think I will rent it out at the tail gate party…I could donate the proceeds to rescue organizations …or Rio’s next mission.

  72. Barb & Maggie
    10:33 pm on January 28th, 2011

    We didn’t mention this before because Barb was rather grossed out by this story. One of the real estate agents at the office, a guy named Bill, had a rather unusual ThanksGiving dinner this last year. He made roast beaver tail! Barb told him that she thought they were protected, but he said there is a hunitng season for them. She didn’t ask how he killed it, or how he cooked it, because she really didn’t think she could handle hearing about it. He said it was good, but we are not sure what you serve with it (dressing, cranberries, pumpkin pie?) YUCK!

  73. Siber-H
    10:44 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Dawson, Don’t forget the salmon bonbons

  74. dawson
    10:52 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Barb and Maggie: That is so cool! I looked it up and found a few recipes. It doesn’t sound too bad because you cover it with sliced onions and bacon. This is after washing it with a brine, soaking overnight in another water and vinegar brine, simmering for 10 minutes then patting dry and salt and peppering it. You can probably hardly taste the beaver.
    I’m sure most of you will be absolutely grossed out but I have tried beaver meat. Ack!!!! It is a delicacy for some of the First Nations up here. It is extremely greasy. One bite was enough for me. Compared to that, roasted beaver tail sounds positively not too bad.

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Missions!….For some reason our Mission Trip fund has never really been funded properly…grunt!…We need to do some fund raising to be able to go on another Mission. The Mini Kameras are not working, but the budget is already spent….wheeze!…Our Mission projects need donors…sniff!…I don’t know how to go about raising money for Missions to spy on our favorite author….cough!…It’s not very publishable or commercial…heh!…Whatever that means….grunt!….We need a miracle!!!!…NOW! Gah!

  76. Wolfie
    11:04 pm on January 28th, 2011

    We can always sell tickets to the pre game concert. We’ve got some pretty big names booked.

  77. Wolfie
    11:09 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Dawson, you absolutey right. I like the idea of the beaver tail rental. Who would have ever guessed that there would ever be a need?

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:15 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Wolfie!….Those big names are all dead!…snort!… Unless Fatty Kitty himself brings them back we are SOL on the pre game concert ticket sales…(((sigh)))…grunt!

  79. Barb & Maggie
    11:19 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Dawson, We sort of picture the tail looking like a giant, greasy beef brisket, maybe roasted slow (after all that brining) and sliced thin. We will have to speculate, because odds are we wont’t try it. I would be up for it, but Barb says she would never cook it. They look sort of like a giant rat, but I think one would give me a really big challenge!

    Night all.

  80. Alice Johnson
    11:30 pm on January 28th, 2011

    What’s this about a party? Abbie is going on and on.

    I think I will be able to bring a few Kat treats. Basil and Sage you just HAVE to come. We will have a great time. Staff will bring some of her organic North Dakota katnip and we can have a great time.

    I know I have a few extra Beachside Crunch Party Mix treats I can bring too.

    they are my favorite. They come in a lovely blue bag. Right there under my paw

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:31 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Stover!… When you are well, you HAVE to watch ON DEMAND An Idiot Abroad: China …OMG! You will love it!…snort!… We are right now watching for the first time and I have to say it is hilarious! …chorkel!… Plus, educational at the same time….heh! …oh boy oh!…gasp!

  82. Alice Johnson
    11:31 pm on January 28th, 2011


  83. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    11:31 pm on January 28th, 2011

    I’m definitely in for the party — definitely time to get down and boogie, wherever we decide to hold it. Still not sure what’s going on with those Mini Kameras though, Mollypop and I still need to figure out what happened to them. But ready for another mission if the call comes in. 00Wookie

  84. Alice Johnson
    11:31 pm on January 28th, 2011
  85. Alice Johnson
    11:32 pm on January 28th, 2011


  86. Alice Johnson
    11:35 pm on January 28th, 2011

    By the way Rio,
    Have you forgotten the lovely money from our website? We are making money hand over paw. I think we have over 5 thousand right now and it goes up every day.

    You don’t have to worry about the finances. Think of another excuse kiddo

    Have to go to bed now.
    Liz is missing tonight. She must be doing Rio’s portrait.
    night all.
    BStover comes home tomorrow. Thank goodness

    Wolfie and Macy’s mom, our thoughts are with you in this hard time. Take care. Loves and licks from Alice and Abbie.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:36 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Party!…This is going to be a great party, but has anyone gotten permission from MinPin and family yet?….grunt!…Tail gating could be done at the Cowboys Stadium….hmmm!….Someone will have to come pick me up and take me to the party….sniff!… My friend says I can go as long as I have transportation there and back again within 24 hours….wheeze!

  88. dawson
    11:38 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Staff: Didn’t you raise a bunch of money awhile back for Rio’s mission fund? I vaguely remember someone doing a fantastic job of fund raising not too long ago.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:40 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Alice!…You talk about this website money, but I have not seen a dime of it deposited into the Missions fund account yet….grump!…What the hell have you kitty kats been spending it on, I ask in disbelief….gruffle!

  90. Alice Johnson
    11:41 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Staff says our van is big enough as long as we can keep the windows open if there is too much gas in the air. We have heard about your gas problems

  91. Alice Johnson
    11:42 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Have you given us a routing number and an account number?
    We can’t think it there you know.
    We have to use the tubes we are given.


  92. Alice Johnson
    11:43 pm on January 28th, 2011

    I wonder if we could funnel the gas right into the tank somehow? We could attach it to his tail and then a hose out the back window right to the tank door.


  93. dawson
    11:51 pm on January 28th, 2011

    I seem to remember the dollar number in the Mission account being much higher…like in the 10’s of thousands of dollars. Course, I know I’m not that good with numbers but I wonder if something fishy is going on…and I’m not talking about salmon bon-bons.

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:52 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Easy!….Just press the “Easy” button and give me a certified check…grunt!…No need to mess about with tubes and tails…heh!….A straight forward financial transaction is all we need to fund the next mission or two…snort!….No funny business, no messing about. Just cold hard cash, that’s what I need….cough!sneeze!twitter!

  95. dawson
    11:54 pm on January 28th, 2011

    I wonder if I should pick up a few extra beaver tails…just in case.

  96. dawson
    11:58 pm on January 28th, 2011

    Ya know: Barb’s good with the money stuff. She could invest the Mission money in those tin futures or somethin….maybe double the money.

  97. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:00 am on January 29th, 2011

    Hey y’all! Another blog-and-run posting!

    Wolfie and Mary: I’m so sorry about the decision you were forced to make. Tough love really lives up to its name. I hope the message gets through and things improve for all of you. You’re in our prayers.

    And put me down for the party — I’ll have to think about what to bring. Mom’s real good at decorating cakes. Maybe she can help me make a Supper Bowl cake!

    Good night, y’all!

  98. dawson
    12:00 am on January 29th, 2011

    Way past my bedtime. Goodnight all.

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:01 am on January 29th, 2011

    Dawson!…Extra beaver tails could come in handy if the Newfs are involved in the next Mission trip…heh!…You know how they love to roll in things desperately smelly…grunt!

  100. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:26 am on January 29th, 2011

    We are in! However, we should go to the nearby hill so we can see the stadium. I hate to break it to you snowbirds, but they are forecasting wintery weather late in the week. Of course, what we in TX consider winter weather is probably a tropical vacation to some of you.

    No need to bring your bowls. We will provide all the bowls you need. If you are dainty, bring a blanket to sit on. Binoculars of telescopes for a better view. We will no doubt have opposing viewpoints, but mom says everyone is welcome to bring “The Big Orange Box sucks swampwater” signs. heh!

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:29 am on January 29th, 2011

    Stover!….If you read this, we are laughing so hard at the English guy sent abroad to experience China on his own…chorkel!.. An Idiot Abroad: China is the funniest thing we have seen in ages….heh!heh!heh! …Oh my gosh, please watch it while you are recovering…heh!…And anyone else who is recovering from something or just needs cheering up!…snorkel!

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:33 am on January 29th, 2011

    CRAP!…How could this happen…snort!…The blog count was so low earlier… grunt! …The dark side sucks big time!…wahhh!

  103. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:36 am on January 29th, 2011

    A cake would be lovely, but can you pipe rosettes in liver paste? That regular stuff is way to sweet for us.

    Does anyone know if they are doing the puppy bowl this year. I think that a water bowl cam would be a hoot for our party.

  104. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:37 am on January 29th, 2011


  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:54 am on January 29th, 2011

    Hey!…I think MinPin and gang are up for the party next weekend!….Hoooray!…This is good news for everyone!…heh….Maybe Chet himself will show up at the Supper Bowl party!…heh!heh!snort!

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:57 am on January 29th, 2011

    Good Night All!…On a hap hap Happy Note!…snorkel!

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