Chetspeak on Sunday

Bernie said nothing. Silence is a tool. He’s told me that, and more than once. I love it every time he tells me, no matter what it means.

Silence, silence, and then the dude filled it in. Filled it in with talk, which is what usually happens. Once or twice a special silence of Bernie’s has gotten filled in with gunfire, but this dude’s hands were still empty. “My name’s Rugh,” he said. “Cale Rugh. I’m with Donnegan’s, Houston office.”

“Uh-huh,” said Bernie, Donnegan’s being a sort of competitor, but way bigger. We’d met some of their agents at the Great Western Private Eye convention a while back. Bernie gave the keynote speech, and it couldn’t have gone better – the Mirabelli brothers and all those other guys at the back and down the sides plus a few in front must have been real tired to have zonked out the way they did – but I didn’t remember this dude.

“Somewhere we could go for a quick talk?” Rugh said.

“Here is good,” Bernie said.

“It’s confidential.”

“We’ll talk in low voices.”

Rugh smiled, showing a lot of white teeth, not small for a human. His eyes showed nothing. “They warned me about you.”

“Who’s they?”

“Colleagues. They said you’re a difficult son of a bitch. But you know what I told them?”

“That anyone who’s any good in this business is a difficult son of a bitch,” Bernie said.

– from The Sound and the Furry.

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115 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. Barb & Maggie
    8:59 am on October 6th, 2013

    Good Sunday morning all. Both of us here love Chetspeak.
    Going to do some reading this morning. There was a lot of excitement going on when we set the book down yesterday.

    Going to be a bacon and egg Sunday for us. Yum!

  2. Barb & Maggie
    9:17 am on October 6th, 2013

    Went back and read the posts from last night. Looks like Melanie had a ruff night. Hope she sleeps in this morning.

    Barb took a lot of pictures last night with her Smartphone, but now she doesn’t know what to do with them. Next step is learning how to email them.

    The Freshman girls looked extremely mature and, unfortunately, a little sexy. The two Freshman boys looked young and much less mature. Fun years ahead for Baye’s folks!!

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:30 am on October 6th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Life really is good, Chetspeak and Egg Day 🙂 Nothing could be better.
    B&M: Kind of fun watching them grow up. Hope they all had a great time.

    Let’s have a sparkly Sunday in honor of a special girl.

  4. B. Stover
    9:50 am on October 6th, 2013

    Good morning Chet and everyone. (I’m not reading the Chet Speak because I’m only on chapter 13. If anyone wants to discuss the book, go ahead and do so but please put “Spoiler Alert” first.)

    Barb is making me laugh about the freshmen.

  5. O'Howlers
    10:10 am on October 6th, 2013

    Happy Egg Day! Finally, Mom has enough eggs on the correct Egg Day.
    We love the idea that Silence is a tool. Mom firmly believes that too. She gets irritated when her co-workers believe in talking about what they know, or think they know, instead of listening to what the clients are actually asing.

  6. Barb & Maggie
    10:15 am on October 6th, 2013

    Oleys, Are you getting any eggs from your hens yet?

  7. Melanie (sort of)
    10:33 am on October 6th, 2013

    * Note to Self: do not drink a SB chai tea latte ever again.

    The store must put in extra caffeine in those drinks. Sooooo, after getting my foot back from Mac, lurching around the house, slamming doors, and finally jumping from the attic window onto the west wing roof to escape, quiet reigns.

    Whew, the Pack and I are exhausted. I thought they were going to try to eat me again, but it turned out I have treats in my pocket.

    I must be as normal as I get.

    Egg day? Hmmm . . Pondering

  8. Macy the min-pin
    10:45 am on October 6th, 2013

    B, the Chetspeak is from like, chapter 2.

    Good-cool in Texas-morning to all. Darn, the grass is wet, so mom still can’t mow.

  9. BooBear
    11:20 am on October 6th, 2013

    Melanie, Mom has found that when she can’t sleep because the mind won’t turn off, leaving the TV on will generally work. Something interesting enough to sort of watch, but not so interesting as to keep you up anticipating the next thing. Usually works like a charm.

    Good Morning, Chet and all!

  10. O'Howlers
    11:42 am on October 6th, 2013

    B&M, No eggs yet. We think that will not happen until November, although we keep hoping it is sooner. These chicks are only 4 months old tomorrow.
    Yesterday, the screened addendum was completed. We would post a picture, but that mesh fence is nearly invisible. It is 7′ high, and about 600 sq ft. It has bird mesh on top, so the hawks can’t get in.

    BooBear, that tactic works here too. In fact, we all watch House Hunters in bed because, while we enjoy it, we also find it very easy to drift off to sleep to.

  11. Herd of Hounds
    11:45 am on October 6th, 2013

    Mom plays solitaire on the computer to the point on mind numbing oblivion. Zzzzzz happens fairly quickly.

  12. B. Stover
    12:04 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Canada Geese and Herring Gulls have been flying overhead all morning.

  13. Basil and Sage
    12:06 pm on October 6th, 2013

    We have had lots of Canadian Geese too. We wish just one of them would land in our yard. We would have dinner for days!

  14. Herd of Hounds
    12:07 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Hopefully south! Can wintry weather be far behind? Noticed the hummingbirds here have gone 🙁 Will miss their antics at the feeders until April.

  15. Herd of Hounds
    12:09 pm on October 6th, 2013

    OH: Ya’ll were on the right here this Chet’s friends. We like it when we recognize friends.

  16. B. Stover
    12:19 pm on October 6th, 2013

    For the last several winters the gulls and geese have been staying here all year round. The geese were flying east to west but the gulls were flying south. Perhaps they know something I don’t.

  17. Herd of Hounds
    12:32 pm on October 6th, 2013

    (Sharon here) Would you look how talented and thoughtful Lucy Lou and Darah are. They made this and brought it into the house 🙂

  18. Siber-H
    12:33 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Mom and I both value silence. The roofers are coming tomorrow to do the roof. Mom is ever so glad I won’t utter one bark at them since they will be here for several days. I will give them a few of my famous dirty looks from my backyard while they are up there, and I am sure mom will utter the lie more than once, “Yes, He bites but he doesn’t say a word while doing it.”

    Ni birds flying south along the Rio Grande yet, but it is the week of the Albuq

  19. Siber-H
    12:36 pm on October 6th, 2013

    I’ll finish what I was saying…It is the week of the Albqurque Hot Air Balloon Fesival.

  20. dawson
    12:49 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Chet: Silence is a tool. I will remember this.

    Melanie: Hope you get time for a nap today. When my brain won’t let me sleep, I pick up a book and read. It tends to distract me. I used to get up and clean but I got over it.

    Today I meet my new great niece.

  21. dawson
    12:57 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Oh yeah. The sandhill cranes have been flying south overhead for a couple of weeks.

    Frost is on the pumpkin. And on everything. It looks like it is on the the head of the man who lives in this house. He told his wonderfluffer that he thinks he looks much more distinguished now that he has started dyeing his hair grey.

  22. Barb & Maggie
    12:58 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Oleys, You are probably right about November. Usually 4 1/2 to 5 months is when they start. The first little eggs are so exciting!

  23. dawson
    12:59 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Because I would like some pie: Detroit managed to lose the game against Oakland 0 – 1 in the ninth last night.

  24. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:15 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Meatloaf!….My friend made one of her kick-butt hot green chili meatloaves and it is baking right now…sniff!…Her great big brother and her great big giant of a nephew are here blowing out the sprinkler system…heh!heh!…Beau was hanging with the guys till all the noise started then he wimped out and wanted to come inside…chorkel!

  25. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:15 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Baseball!…Detroit lost and Boston won. Last night was not a good night for baseball – but everyday is a good day for pie!…snort!

  26. c.hobbit
    1:23 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Siber-H: Many, many years ago I was driving from southern CA to KY. As I neared Albuquerque, I started seeing polka dots. I thought I had been driving too long and was hallucinating. It turns out it was the annual hot air balloon festival.

  27. O'Howlers
    1:36 pm on October 6th, 2013

    We would love to see that hot air balloon festival. It must look very cool. Going up in one of those is still on Mom’s bucket list.

  28. B. Stover
    1:51 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Hot air balloon festivals are fun!

    Let’s see…. How about double crust cherry pie.

  29. c.hobbit
    2:14 pm on October 6th, 2013

    B: if you ever need more inspiration about pies, you need to see the movie Waitress starring Keri Russell

  30. Macy the min-pin
    3:03 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Barb and Howlers, your estimation of eggs reminds me of a picture my aunt in AK posted the other day. Some wildlife refuge has a new baby buffalo that they were not expecting, since the only boy buff in the pasture was supposed to be too young to make little buffs. He wasn’t, heh-heh.

  31. Tupper and Gilly
    3:53 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Oooohhhhhh – the Hot Air Balloon Festival…..ooohhhhhhh, now Mama is as homesick as a little kid on his first time at camp.

    It’s a good thing that she will get to share her homesick feelings with a fellow New Mexican on Tuesday. She is also meeting a Quilter Extraordinaire, and a presidential namesake. It doesn’t get any better than this!

    And speaking of pumpkins, Dawson, it has been such a great year for pumpkins that the farm stands are giving them away for pennies. Literally – we went past a stand yesterday that had pumpkins from .25 cents up to a mere $3.00. They also had a wagon load of ginormous white pumpkins. White pumpkins? Why?
    Those were $10.00 each. But who wants a white pumpkin?

  32. Siber-H
    3:59 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Many dogs and horses don’t like Hot Air Balloons. I don’t pay any attention to them because shortly after mom adopted me, she showed me one up close. I quickly figured out they were not some strange form of wildlife so I lost interest.

  33. O'Howlers
    4:33 pm on October 6th, 2013

    One time Mom and Pop were riding horses in a riding ring where they used to board those horses. A hot air balloon landed in a very nearby orchard. It was loud! And super scary. Mom says she hopped off her horse (Shiek) faster than ever! Heh heh! That’s must be a fun memory because now she is smiling.

  34. Melanie (actually resting)
    4:51 pm on October 6th, 2013

    I’ll catch up later. I can’t even read ever other word. Short video of early afternoon follows.
    I have a new app! Walk Tracker. It does have a lot of stuff I won’t use, but it does my distance and time.
    Today? .70 miles in 32 minutes! Without a cane!

  35. Tupper and Gilly
    4:52 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Siber – your mom is truly gifted in her training methods. She has raised you to not only be a gentleman, but a “bombproof” gentleman at that.

  36. Melanie (actually resting)
    4:52 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Whoops . . Video not on the iPaw. Will load later

  37. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:03 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Broncos!…sniff!…We are watching football because Beau wouldn’t leave us alone till we changed the channel…grunt!…The Broncos are losing 7 to 14 right now….wiffle!…Beaus believes they will not be behind for long…heh!

    Fire!…Someone is cooking a big pot of boiling fire!…snort!…Green chili is a’brewing and it smells Hot!Hot!Hot!…wooooo!

  38. Siber-H
    5:24 pm on October 6th, 2013

    T&G My mom says thank you.

    Beau, I really want the Broncos to win this one.

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:31 pm on October 6th, 2013

    CHobbit!…You know that tree we discussed and you forgot?…sniff!…Well, check your SDD – and by all means do not get your hopes up…grunt!

  40. Barb & Maggie
    5:32 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Macy, Those little boys can surprise you! Barb just had a discussion with 7 year old Lyla after stopping to see her old chickens. Lyla was asking about hens and roosters, and asked if you have to have one rooster for each hen to have baby chicks. Barb said no, that wasn’t necessary, you could have 1 roo for each 10-12 hens, but then changed the subject before it got any more technical. She gets the mommy and daddy part, but Barb didn’t want to try to explain chicken morality to a second grader!

    Speaking of chickens, looking for a good recipe for white chicken chili.

  41. Beau - The Black Pug
    5:33 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Sneeze!….Now do not worry yourself Siberh, dose Broncos are going ta win dis wiff no problems at all…snuffle!sneeze!

  42. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:34 pm on October 6th, 2013


  43. O'Howlers
    5:50 pm on October 6th, 2013

    For shame, Barb! Our young girls were reading over Mom’s shoulder. Now they each want a roo.

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:52 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Dawson!… Has there been any sightings of the Poppies and Daisies yet?…sniff!….My friend says she tries not to worry about it arriving safely, but every now and then it just grips! her and she fears for her creation….snuffle!

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:52 pm on October 6th, 2013


  46. Beau - The Black Pug
    6:07 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Sneeze!….It is Half Time-Ta-Gloat!…gurgle!gurgle!sneeze!….Dose Broncos are in da lead big time right now….eh!heh!heh!…Dey make my little precious toes curl!…sneeze!

  47. Siber-H
    6:13 pm on October 6th, 2013


  48. Herd of Hounds
    6:22 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Rio, Beau, Siber Mr.H: What inning is it?

  49. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:26 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Last year, mom wasn’t feeling tip top and wasn’t up to making and shipping toffee. But this year, the tradition continues, and we are making toffee for one and all!

  50. Beau - The Black Pug
    6:28 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Sneeze!…..It is da 5th inning which equivalates into da 3rd quarter of Bronco football…eh!heh!heh!…sneeze!…uh-oh. Dose CowPokes just scored a touch down…grunt!cough!

  51. Siber-H
    6:28 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Wolfie!!! Yummy!!! Woo Hoo

    HOH lol I am not watching the game because I might jinx the Broncos. I am depending upon Beau to keep me informed.

  52. Barb & Maggie
    6:29 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Oleys, Are you too close to neighbors to have a roo? If not, a little banty roo would be fun, and adds a new dimension to the flock.

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:31 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Wolfie!…The last time any of that der toffee was sent her to my house, her mother scarfed it all down before me and my friend even hardly got a good taste of it…sniff!…So this year could you send a Double-Batch to make up for how things went the last time???….hmmmmm?

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:33 pm on October 6th, 2013

    SiberH!…I don’t think even you could jinx the Broncos this year…snort!…You really should watch these guys…heh!…Reminds me of the Elway Daze…sniffle!

  55. Beau - The Black Pug
    6:37 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Sneeeze!….Siberh da score is now 38 ta 27 wiff dose Broncos in da lead…eh!heh!heh!…sneeze!

  56. Melanie In Waiting
    6:38 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Innings . . snicker

    YSAS and LLL now have cable and internet at their new apartment. We FaceTimed (?) and Zoë and I got to see their apartment. They are still going through boxes, finding more things to go to Goodwill, and wondering where they are going to put everything.

    The apartment is small, but good size for NYC. Lots of windows. Lots of sun.

    Lets see, Boston Red Sox! Do I get a pie?

  57. Chet's Kat Friends
    6:42 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Yes, we the Kats of Chet’s Blog have taken over Melanie’s avatar!
    (Which was very easy today because she’s been sleeping most of the day)

  58. Barb & Maggie
    6:42 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Wolfie, Would you consider making your toffee and having us make donations to Snowhook in exchange. We LOVE your toffee, it is the best!

  59. Herd of Hounds
    6:43 pm on October 6th, 2013

    How about a fried pie? They’re real popular down this way.

  60. Macy the min-pin
    6:45 pm on October 6th, 2013

    T and G, I’ll tell you why white pumkins. Our friend Kandy, the one with the mini donkeys, and colored eggs and all kinds of farmy things, grew a patch of white pumpkins. In the city in her flower bed before she had a farm. Then she hollowed out those punkins and made Cinderella’s coach and other little coaches for her daughter’s wedding. It was so pretty.

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:45 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Oooooo Melanie!….Do you think I could visit Clarkson in his brand new big-for-New-York apartment?…sniff!…I wouldn’t need much, just those things I told you about before…sniffle!…I could be ready really quick. My little knapsack does not take long to pack…heh!heh!…I will need a Car to pick me up though…chuffle!….Black Limo would be nice. Fully stocked and a TV of course. It is a long trip you know…snort!

  62. Barb & Maggie
    6:48 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Melanie. We know a young woman who has an apartment in NYC, and she said many of them do not have full kitchens. They might have a small fridge, a sink and a cook top, but not a full oven. Evidently, many folks that live in the city do not do much cooking, but eat out or get carry out instead. What is their kitchen setup?

    Tonight we are having baked cod, beets and beans from the garden, and cornbread. Tomorrow the cornbread will be pared with white chicken chili, as soon as we find a recipe that looks good.

  63. Siber-H
    6:50 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Oh Dog, Fried pies are to die for.

    Some of our kats have gone bonkers.

    Rio, I will get brave soon and watch a Broncos game, but I will be scared.

  64. Beau - The Black Pug
    6:52 pm on October 6th, 2013

    GAH!…Sneeeze!…Siberh are you watching da Bronco game?….sniff!….Da score is now 38 ta 33 all of a sudden. Dos CowPokes are sneakin’ up behind us real quick like…sneeze!

  65. Tenzing
    6:54 pm on October 6th, 2013

    What’s this? I missed Zoe’s birthday? Happy birthday plus one day to Zoe!

    My Lady is going to join me under the Quilt. It seems we’re both in need of some quality time with the Quilt. Her sinus infection is getting worse and the Giant says I’m thargic, whatever that is.

    Wose: I am certain my Lady didn’t put Belle Starr in charge. She tried that once and it took us weeks to get the sparkles out of our fur.

  66. Beau - The Black Pug
    6:57 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Noooo!…Sneeeze!…Nooooo!…Dos CowPokes just scored again so it is 39 to 38 wiff dem guys ahead of da Broncs….wheeze!…I should not be dis worrit. I need something to chew on…snuffle!

  67. Alice M. Johnson
    6:57 pm on October 6th, 2013

    YAY Kats of the blog!!!heh heh heh

  68. Siber-H
    6:59 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Beau, I am not watching the game so I cannot be blamed for this.

  69. Alice M. Johnson
    7:00 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Staff says she has heard about the kitchen lack in NY apt’s too. She wonders if celiac disease means Clarkson cooks more than the average New Yorker?

    And did Rio notice the cover of this weeks New Yorker?

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:04 pm on October 6th, 2013

    New Yorker!…So this means Clarkson would really want me to come visit him and that little gal in NYC…snort!snort!…I will go get packed right now!

  71. Herd of Hounds
    7:06 pm on October 6th, 2013

    B&M: Mom has a white chicken chili recipe but it is fixed in a slow cooker and mom thinks your Barb isn’t a fan of that kitchen appliance.

  72. Beau - The Black Pug
    7:08 pm on October 6th, 2013

    SNEEZE!….Da score is tied Siberh! TIED!…sneeze!sneeze!….It is now 41 ta 41 because of da field goalie da Broncos just kicked for 55 yards….gurgle!gurgle! ….Dis is very very exciting and I still need sumthing to chew on…gah!sniff!

  73. Beau - The Black Pug
    7:09 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Sneeeze!….Oh and Siberh, there is 9 minutes and 29 seconds left in the 9th inning…snuffle!

  74. POP
    7:12 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Birds of the blog, unite. Time to squawk and peck our way to the top.

  75. Herd of Hounds
    7:13 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Beau, thanks for keeping us informed. We like being knowledgeable 🙂

  76. Beau - The Black Pug
    7:13 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Sneeze!….Holy Crapola!…Dose CowPokes just ran 79 yards for almost another touchdown….gah!sneeeze!gah!….Siberh, are you in da same room as da tv set? You must leave dat room right now…wheeze!

  77. Beau - The Black Pug
    7:15 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Sneeze!….Too late Siberh. Dose CowPokes scored AGAIN…gah!sneeze!…I need a couchie cushion and NOW….hack!spit!

  78. Barb & Maggie
    7:17 pm on October 6th, 2013

    HOH, We have a slow cookers, but it doesn’t come out very often. Most slow cooker recipes can be cooked in a regular oven. Barb thinks most crock pot food has the same mushy consistency, however, we do have a couple of recipes that we do that way.

    We are looking for a recipe that has chicken, white beans, cilantro, and either cream of chicken soup or chicken broth and heavy cream.

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:19 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Barb!….How long have you cooked stuff? …sniff!…Sounds to me you could come up with a really kick-butt recipe yourself…grunt!…Go for it!…dammit!

  80. Herd of Hounds
    7:20 pm on October 6th, 2013

    We have it, it will be coming you way. If you start with canned beans it will work great OUT of the slow cooker.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:21 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Game!….Beau is all stressed out but this is how I like Football games….snort!…Close and tighty-whitey…heh!heh!

  82. Beau - The Black Pug
    7:25 pm on October 6th, 2013

    SNEEZE!….Siberh it is TIED again at 48 points!….eh!heh!heh!…I did not doubt for one second dat my team would come back and kick some boots…snuff!gurgle!…sneeze!

  83. Beau - The Black Pug
    7:27 pm on October 6th, 2013

    SNEEZE!….Siberh I forgot to say there is 2 minutes and 39 seconds for play-time…gurgle!

  84. Beau - The Black Pug
    7:30 pm on October 6th, 2013

    SNEEZE!….Intercepted by da Broncos!…..WOOOOOOOO!….With less than 2 minutes to play..!..ack!ack!spit!…Even if da get a field goal dose Broncos will winnit!!heh!heh!

  85. Herd of Hounds
    7:38 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Barb, check you SDD.

  86. Beau - The Black Pug
    7:38 pm on October 6th, 2013

    SNEEZE!….Prater is coming out to kick da winning field goalie!…eh!heh!heh!…Dis was a wild game and I loved it…snuffle!sneeze!….WIN!WIN!WIN!!…Wooooo!

  87. Siber-H
    7:42 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Beau, I am not in the same room as the tv. This is toenail biting suspense just reading your fine coverage of the game.

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:45 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Banished!…Beau has been banished from my laptop…sniff!…He thinks he is hot stuff now because his football team won (again)….grunt!…Just wait till it really counts. They will probably choke big time…whiffle!

  89. Siber-H
    7:54 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Hey Beau! SUPERBOWL!!

  90. Barb & Maggie
    7:54 pm on October 6th, 2013

    HOH, Thank you, will check it out.

  91. BooBear
    7:57 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Ooh, Wolfie! Your mom thinks she is up to making toffee!! Mom says she is willing to make a donation to Snowhook for an extra batch. (One for company and one for her to hoard). Mostly, we’re glad she’s feeling better.

    T&G, have your mom check her SDD in a little bit please.


  92. Wose
    8:09 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Wolfie, That is no nice of your mom to make that yummy toffee. I, too, would make a donation for an extra batch.

  93. Wose
    8:10 pm on October 6th, 2013

    GAH! So nice….

  94. Wose
    8:12 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Tenzing , make sure the quilt is extra snug around your Lady and you. I hope you both are feeling tip-top soon.

  95. Wose
    8:14 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Rio, Beau, and Pepper up top. I love that picture!!

    Night all…

    G’day Liz in the wonderful land of Oz.

  96. O'Howlers
    8:23 pm on October 6th, 2013

    We are sorry to hear that Tenzing and his lady are both under the quilt, but Dima says he will join them, just in case they need more warmth.

    Barb, we don’t have any houses anywhere near us, but our girls will remain roo-free, thank you very much.

    Time for beddy-bye here, folks. Good night.

  97. Alice M. Johnson
    8:24 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Staff would like a batch also please. Depending on when it gets mailed we will let you know our location…Might be here, might be there. We will happily make a donation to Snowhook and to you Wolfie. The ingredients aren’t cheap and neither is shipping these days.

    We LOVE your toffee!

  98. Barb & Maggie
    8:29 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Rio, Yes, Barb has been cooking for a lotta years, and if graded might get a B or B+. However, it never hurts to look for some new recipes. We were just going through Dishlickers and saw your friend’s accidental potatoes, and think we are going to try them with that cheese (which we have never used).

    The cod, which we smeared with mayo, then coated with bread crumbs, parm. cheese and a little garlic salt, really turned out great.

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Barb!…wheeze!…Just back from our long walk…grunt!…She tried that recipe a second time for Christmas dinner last year and it came out fabulously…heh!heh!…So do not be afraid to use it….snort!

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:48 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Barb!…She says she used a smoky gouda (?) cheese this last time mixed with some other white creamy cheese, gouda being the one with a Red wrapping, maybe? Not sure…sniff!…Any white cheese with a nice robust flavor will work I bet…grunt!

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:52 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Yeep!….60 Minutes is really scaring us tonight…snort!…I wonder if Bear and Maskers is watching this Astroid stuff tonight…gah!…We could all die tomorrow….sniff!

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:53 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Quote!…”At some point the solar system is gonna get you…”…wheeze!

  103. Siber-H
    9:20 pm on October 6th, 2013


  104. Herd of Hounds
    9:40 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Rio, not a pleasant thought and a bit scary.

    Nighty night.

  105. Barb & Maggie
    9:45 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Thank you, Rio, for the tips on the cheese. We will see what our grocery has available. The gouda sounds good too.

    Will be saying nighty noodles soon.

  106. Melanie (DOG, please let her sleep tonight)
    9:46 pm on October 6th, 2013

    What the heck is fried pie?

    Riö, I’d get one of the Pack to blur you over to NYC, but they are all asleep. They haven’t been moving from our sides lately. Petting them is better than chewing the seat cushions for stress.


    Kitchen . . Granite counter top, fullsize frig, four burner gas oven, and a
    dishwasher. AND the bath has a full size bathtub.

    In the village, the peaceful village the zombie sleeps tonight . .
    At least I hope so . .

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:47 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Distracted!…sniff!…Her mother had to come downstairs and distract us, thank dawg!…heh!heh!…Sixty Minutes is over (for us)….gurgle!

    Hey!…It is Sunday Night and my friend is not stressing out and dreading going to that damned busy-place tomorrow…snort!…She actually looks like she doesn’t mind having to get up and go to the new busy-place, which is really busy right now for some reason…chuffle!

  108. Tenzing
    9:55 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Dima: We’d be happy to have you visit the Quilt. My Lady has a fever so the extra warmth isn’t needed, but good company is always welcome. I’m keeping an eye on Melanie. I hope she sleeps well tonight.

    Wolfie: I’ve been thinking about you lately and hoping that you and your maw are doing well. All youse honor us with talk of donations to the Kennel for some of Wolfie’s world famous tawfee.

  109. Tenzing
    10:00 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Melanie: My Lady when to urgent care a couple of days ago. She now has antibiotics and pain pills. The pain is so bad that she can’t sleep and that is saying something because she has a really high pain tolernace. She’d pay to see some dancing giraffes right now, but they refuse to make an appearance. Grump.

    Rio: We are so happy for your Friend.

  110. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Pain!…I can’t stand the stuff!…sniff!…Get better Rebecca. I’m very very mad that your vacation is turning into maybe not the best vacation you had planned for…wheeze!

  111. staff
    10:23 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Ouch Rebecca. I hope you can sleep and that Tenzing shares the quilt with you and Melanie and all the others who need it.

    That includes Mr.Staff who decided to fall on the stairs yesterday and (I hope only) sprain his ankle.
    He has had it fairly well elevated today because there was ball game after ball game for him today. Tomorrow Staff says he is going to have an xray NO MATTER WHAT HE SAYS.
    It is the opposite leg from the one he broke the kneecap on last January. sigh.

    Nighty noodles y’all. Must go feed the kats..

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Staff!…You married a klutz!…heh!heh!

  113. dawson
    10:38 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Rio: I will check the post office tomorrow. I bet it’ll be here this week sometime.

    Snowbella: Worst vacation ever. Please spend some time under the quilt. I’ll send salmon bon-bons and cheesecake.

    HOH: I’ll have to look up fried pie. I’ve never heard of it before.

    Zoe: Happy Belated Birthday!

  114. Tenzing
    11:11 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Staff: Ouch to Mr. Staff! My Lady slipped and fell a couple of months ago and hurt her ankle. She kept thinking it would get better, but it didn’t. A couple of days before she left on her vacation she went to the doctor. They X-rayed it. It wasn’t broken, but the doc said she sprained it so bad she came close to tearing her ligaments. Make sure you get Mr. Staff to the doctor.

    Night noodles.

  115. Tenzing
    11:12 pm on October 6th, 2013

    Staff: Ouch to Mr. Staff! My Lady slipped and fell a couple of months ago and hurt her ankle. She kept thinking it would get better, but it didn’t. A couple of days before she left on her vacation she went to the doctor. They X-rayed it. It wasn’t broken, but the doc said she sprained it so bad she came close to tearing her ligaments. Make sure you get Mr. Staff to the doctor.

    Nighty noodles.

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