Chetspeak on Sunday

“I’m Adelina Borghese,” the woman said.

“Pleased to meet you,” said Bernie, extending his hand.

Adelina Borghese’s hand remained at her side. “Didn’t that policeman mention me?” she said. “I thought this was all set up.”

“Ah,” said Bernie. “The client with the ridic – “ He stopped himself. “Uh, come in. Please. The office is – “ He motioned down the hall. Adelina’s gaze followed the movement, paused on a pair of boxers lying on the floor. Bernie noticed. “Um, on vacation,” he said. “The maid.”

We had a maid? So many things I liked about Bernie, and that was just one of them: you learned something new every day. But no time to think about that now. I bolted outside, raced to the rock at the end of the driveway and lifted my leg. At the same time, I heard that yip-yip-yip, and, leg still up, turned my head – I can turn it practically right around backward if I have to – and there was Iggy at his window. Good to see Iggy, but – uh-oh, what was that? He was lifting his leg, too.

– from Thereby Hangs a Tail.

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126 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. B. Stover
    8:45 am on November 17th, 2013

    Good morning Chet and all.

  2. Dima
    8:56 am on November 17th, 2013

    Good morning, Bee good night, Liz. It was very nice to hear from you. We like how the pug thinks of himself!
    Happy Egg Day. Guess who was given The First Fern Egg? It was me me me!

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:36 am on November 17th, 2013

    Good morning, everyone! Nice to hear from Liz!!!! Her art is fantastic :) OH: Egg Day! Lucky you :) We love Chetspeak and guess what??? Mom is rereading Thereby Hangs a Tail to us right now!
    Hey, have a smashing smorgasbord of a Sunday!

  4. Wose
    10:15 am on November 17th, 2013

    Greetings!

    Dima! You are a lucky dog! My I ask how the first egg was prepared?

    LizF! Just lovely art!

    CHobbit: I love your picture of Sadie pondering the snow.

    Pancho & Lefty: I would appreciate your Lady’s help with my resume. First, I have to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

    Can’ t wait for Texas plunderer stories!

    Nana comes home tomorrow ! WoooooooooooHoooooooooo!

  5. Wose
    10:45 am on November 17th, 2013

    I am wondering where my bestest blog friend, Teddy Ruff Rider is?

  6. Princess Sam
    10:50 am on November 17th, 2013

    HOH, you’re reading about me right now! Princess is based on me, me, me.

  7. Tupper and Gilly
    10:58 am on November 17th, 2013

    Good Sunday Morning all.
    Dawson – we loved Mary Stewart’s Arthurian trilogy. And all her other books too.

    So glad Liz stopped by. Love her Pug.

    Glad the Texas meet and greet went well. Looking forward to details-and hopefully pictures.

    Kind of an icky day here. May spend it hibernating.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    11:20 am on November 17th, 2013

    Icky day? Hey, we got it if it means grey skies, cool wind and low pressure that makes our eyelids reach for each other.
    Princess Sam:We knew that was based on you, you, you! You are so sweet!
    We are waiting with baity breath for Nana to get home…miss her like crazy.

  9. Dima
    11:28 am on November 17th, 2013

    Rose, today’s egg was very small, and served raw, the way I like it best. Meashka likes 6-minute eggs, so sometimes I eat them that way.

    It is a grey day here too, but still mild (50s) ! We are getting ready to accompany mom on a trail ride.

  10. Siber-H
    11:33 am on November 17th, 2013

    Very nice day here today. What can I say. I live in NM.
    I am anxious to hear from the Texas trio. Where Barb lives is under a serious tornado warning. Is she flying home today?

    Dima got the first egg!

    Me too, I really miss Nana, Bear, and Masquers. They will return to the blog soon! Nana is going home tomorrow!

    It is going to be a good day today. Sebastian Vettel is going to win the Formula One Race in Austin, and the Broncos are going to beat Kansas City tonight.

  11. Herd of Hounds
    11:33 am on November 17th, 2013

    Whoo hoo! A ride? y’all are some lucky dawgs! Mom is going back to wall washing. We are going back to…going back? Mmmm

  12. dawson
    11:48 am on November 17th, 2013

    Love Chetspeak but, oh oh, Iggy!

    T&G: I vaguely remember reading and loving some Mary Stewart books when I was young, my introduction to historical fiction at a time when I disliked the subject of history due to a boring teacher.

    LizF: Love the explanation of the Little Lion Man. Looking forward to seeing the others from your Putting on the Dog show. Best of luck during the show.

    Also looking forward to hearing about the Great Texas Plunderer Meet.

    BearSpirit&Masquer’s Mom: One more day then the big breakout!

  13. dawson
    11:51 am on November 17th, 2013

    Hmmm.
    Seems I got carried away with the italics.

    Coffee and breakfast are needed.

    Hi Melanie!

  14. Herd of Hounds
    12:38 pm on November 17th, 2013

    (HOH Mom here) Having problems with getting the darling dozer to go down stairs. Have tried carrying her down. She walks up. Have tried walking her around, she walks up. Have tried sausage treats. Won’t tale back feet off top step. She’ll go up anything. How do I get her down? never had this happen before.

  15. Macy's mom
    1:03 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Good morning from sunny HOT Texas. Pictures from yesterday are still being developed, hopefully will be done soon.

    Karen and her fun sister, whose name has crawled off into the corner of my mind, picked up Barb at her hotel and met The Man and me at the Corner Bakery. We were 15 minutes late, since the Road Construction from Hell was even more hellish than usual.

    Having already met Karen once, she was just as I remembered. And Barb was just exactly as I imagined she would be. Fun, fun, fun we had talking about Everything and Everybody (yes, you!) Then Rick went to the truck and brought back Belle, so we adjourned to the outdoors. Just recently, a block of Main Street has been turned into a plaza, so we walked down there and found a shady spot to continue our visit. Fort Worth was at its finest, I must say. It was a sunny warm day, the plaza was buzzing with 2-legged and 4-legged alike. There was a musical duo playing dance music right near us, and people dancing. There is a splash park, with little jets of water popping up, so the small set was happily splashing away. Belle wanted a drink, but I don’t think she trusted water shooting out of the ground.

    After what seemed like only minutes, it was time to say goodbye. It truly felt like catching up with old friends and was just a glorious day. Of course, that is just my version. Karen, Barb…your turn.

  16. Wolfie
    1:07 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Good morning, everyone. Mom hasn’t let me post recently because her ipaw kept crashing. But guess what? Santa brought Mom’s Christmas present early and now she has an air ipaw. She says that it will be her Christmas present for the next five years and that eating is overrated, so she can cut down on her grocery bill.

    So much has happened right here on this blog. I was so sorry to hear about Amazing Grace. Sniff. And then Rose is job hunting and the Giant is wounded.

    We have been mostly fine. Things are not going well with my boy Cody, he just isn’t ready to be a father. Most worrisome. Mom called the child protective services hot line but I don’t think that anyone has stopped by. They have been assigned a worker, but apparently she is afraid of Cody. So mom is working on a Plan B.

  17. Siber-H
    1:16 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Macy’s Mom, Excellent reporting. Thank you.

    Wolfie, Welcome back, but sorry about Cody. Your mom is doing the right thing.

  18. c.hobbit
    1:55 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Wolfie: if the social worker is afraid of Cody and won’t check on things, surely arrangements can be made to have police accompany her or a supervisor go with her. If not, perhaps the police can be called directly to do a “well baby check.”

  19. c.hobbit
    1:56 pm on November 17th, 2013

    For those of you with children or grandchildren…isn’t this the cutest idea ever? Donuts for Santa’s elves made out of Cheerios:

  20. dawson
    2:41 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Macy’s Mom: The venue sounds excellent and the company, of course, doesn’t get any better so I’m sure the conversation was very interesting.

    Wolfie: Tell your mom she can have some of your treats if she gets too hungry. The ipaw will help her post more so that is a good thing. Prayers for Cody and family.

    HOH: What goes up…

    I’m off to a meeting and a potluck.

  21. dawson
    2:44 pm on November 17th, 2013

    CHobbit: I love those doughnuts!

  22. Herd of Hounds
    3:00 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Wolfie, the HOH is so glad to hear form you. Children are…our children and their children can do no wrong.
    Macy et al: sounds like we will hear about and see fotos of a GOOD visit/
    CHobbit: TY for the cute elf donut idea. Will use with the grands!
    Cannot believe it is only 3 our time. The mommy dawg is beat right into the ground after 2 days of wall washing. Perhaps she should hire a company to help.
    Really 3 o’clock? Gah I have aches in places I don’t have.

  23. Wose
    3:08 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Macy’s Mom: Sounds like the Texas Plunderer meeting was fun for all!

    Dima: I hope your special egg was delish!

    CHobbit: I love the elf donuts!!!

    Wolfie: Glad your mom got her Christmas present early! I miss you on this here blog. Talk about cool technology….that new Air iPaw looks pretty cool!
    I am sorry to her about Cody. The person who will hurt the most from this will be the baby. sniff

  24. Melanie
    3:51 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Howdy All. It appears that I have some pictures to peruse. Cool.

    Hi Liz!

    I can remember when Mac lifted his leg for the first time. Actually being me, there is a picture of it somewhere.

    Sorry about Cody.

    Darah has a new game.

    Texas must have been a blast.

    It will take me awhile to get back into the swing of things. I looked at Facebook for the first time in awhile and discovered that Philup had taken a great picture of some of the Snowhook team. Just don’t know how he got the small dogs to stay still on the large one’s head.

  25. Wose
    4:05 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Thanks for posting that picture, Melanie!

  26. Macy's mom
    4:12 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Sundance Square

  27. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:13 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Gah!….The Bronco Game does not come on till tonight…grump!…So now we are all going for a long walk…spit!cough!

    Claude!…I’m sorry to hear that Claude’s head is not really that flat…sniff!

  28. Dima
    4:14 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Heh heh! Melanie, that’s funny!!
    I am hanging out at the firepit with Mom & Pop. Winterization is complete here on the farm.

  29. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:14 pm on November 17th, 2013

    BooBear!…I think I recognize BooBear’s Maw…sniff!…But who are all those other peoples?…grunt!

  30. Macy's mom
    4:14 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Us, hiding behind a large pot of salad.

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:18 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Foto!…Okay, now I know who’s who!…snort!…You guys look great!…grunt!

  32. Macy's mom
    4:23 pm on November 17th, 2013

    I do believe that these would not tax my decorating skills.

  33. Dima
    4:37 pm on November 17th, 2013

    We love love love seeing our beloved Plunderers photo in Texas!

  34. Siber-H
    4:44 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Thanks for the pictures. I do not know who is who in the photos except I recognize the Snowhook dogs and Christmas cookies.

  35. Tupper and Gilly
    4:59 pm on November 17th, 2013

    The melting snowmen are adorable! We want to make some of those for someone – but who? Mama cannot have sugar, and the guys aren’t really cookie munchers. But the cookies just look like so much fun to make.

    Welcome back, dear Wolfie, Liz and Melanie. We have missed all of you. To everything there is a season, and time to every purpose.

    We love the picture of the Texas meeting. Now we are even more envious of those who were there. Such wonderful smiles.

  36. Wose
    5:00 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Those cookies look yummy!

    Great pictures of the Texas meet and greet! Macy’s Mom….I am not sure who is who in this great looking bunch of ladies. Can you ID?

  37. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:02 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Cookies!…I love!love!love! Cookies!…snort!….I especially love that guy in the far right corner…heh!heh!…Are those little marshmellows?…wheeze!

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:03 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Rose!….Let me try – from left to right!…Theres that BooBears Maw, Macy’s Maw and Magpie’s Maw…snort!

  39. Macy's mom
    5:43 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Good job, pooch. I think the marshmallows are regular size, maybe cut in half.

  40. Wolfie
    5:48 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Love, love, love those cookies – both the snowmen and the baby Cheerios!

  41. Wolfie
    5:49 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Love, love, love those cookies – both the snowmen and the tiny donuts!

  42. Melanie
    6:00 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Does anyone one know which Snowhook dog was in the lead in the picture?

    Love Calvin & Hobbs’ Snowmen

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:11 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Melanie!…I hope you and Zoe are doing okay…sniffle!…I remember that Calvin and Hobbs cartoon…heh!heh!…My friend is going to try and make the melting snowmen cookies one day…chuffle!….Half a marshmellow sounds right!

  44. Wose
    6:30 pm on November 17th, 2013

    RIO! Thanks for the ID. All the ladies are lovely.

  45. Wose
    6:35 pm on November 17th, 2013

    OMD! I am watching the news and they are showing the terrible storms that went through the mid-west. Hope all youse out that way are safe.

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:37 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Rose!…We have not watched the news all day long…sniff!…What states did the storms hit?…grunt!

  47. Melanie
    6:53 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Riö, wearee plundering on.

    Illinois was hit hard. Now into MIchigan, Kentucky, Ohio and moving East. The PTB hope the storms will dissipate to “just” severe thunderstorms.

    LLL was coming home from Ohio. She beat the whole system. Whew.
    OTAS and GLAD are preparing. Storms should come through very early in the morning in NJ.

    SnowBella please check SSD.
    O’Howlers please check SSD.

  48. Melanie
    6:54 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Umm, why was HOH’s mom washing the walls?

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:55 pm on November 17th, 2013

    OMYDawg!…It is a good thing that Barb is in Texas, but what about her family???…sniff!sniff!…I sure hope everyone is okay.

    BluKat!…Don’t those guys live in the storm area? And Linda the Lurker, is she in that area?….wheeze!….70 tornados! Oh my dawg!…This is incredibly horrific!…gasp!

  50. Siber-H
    7:02 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Melanie, It is good to have you back with us.

    All the ladies are indeed lovely. Thanks Rio for figuring out who is who in the pictures.

    Hope all that were in the storm’s path are okay.

  51. Wose
    7:04 pm on November 17th, 2013

    RIO! These same storms will be crossing the east coast as well. I am worrit about the Howlers, Teddy Ruff Rider, The Royals, Melanie and Zoe.

    Grizz and I are good , as long as the power does not go out.

  52. Wose
    7:07 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Pancho & Lefty: How is the Giant doing?

  53. Charlie
    7:17 pm on November 17th, 2013

    What about Professor B and her easy chair? Are they in the storms path?

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:24 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Stover!…She posted first this morning and then never again…gasp!…Oh no! I hope she is okay and just without power right now…sniffle!

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:35 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Charlie!…Do not worry, Stover will show up…sniff!…She is a tough ole bird, I do not have any doubt…wheeze!

  56. O'Howlers
    7:36 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Melanie, read and responded.

    We need to catch up on weather news….

  57. Charlie
    7:38 pm on November 17th, 2013

    I’m so worrit about B that I forgot an apostrophe in my last post. I hope she’ll forgive me.

    The Thieve are up to something, but I have no idea what.

  58. O'Howlers
    7:47 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Oh my! We are worrit about Maggie.

  59. Pancho & Lefty, the Charming Miscreants
    8:01 pm on November 17th, 2013

    We had to tail wrestle the Giant for the opportunity to make an announcement on this here blog. We won on account of the Giant not having a tail worth a darn. He has no control of his ponytail, poor guy. That said…We have an announcement to make.

    Ahem…You may recall the wonderfully explosive demise of the Bid-O-Matic 3000—bless its rusty parts—at the end of the Labor Day Auction. Once the smoke cleared, Commander Rio put us on a mission to find a better working O-Matic for the Holiday Auction. It wasn’t easy, but last night when we were looking for manners to borrow, we found something on a market that is the same color as Beau that will do.

    Our Lady spent much of the day reading the instruction manual for the new contraption and says she thinks it is powered by beer. She then wondered if this is the same instruction manual that came with Rio.

    Provided that the fancy new contraption stays operational, we will be hosting a mini Holiday Auction. The bidding will begin on Thanksgiving Day at 7pm (EST). It will close at the same time 48 hours later. There are also plans to open the Mushers Mercantile Holiday Boutique (MMHB) the first weekend in December. She has to rebuild Auction Central, but says it is possible. Our Lady is worrit about getting a late start because she’s been busy whatever that means. She wants to thank all of you for your continued support of the Kennel. Sniff.

    If you would like to donate an item for the auction, please send a photo to Melanie no later than this coming Saturday. If you’d like to donate to the MMHB, you can send photos by the 30th of this month. Please copy our Lady on the photos you send to Melanie.

    Wheeze! That is a lot of information in this here announcement. We need a snack.

  60. Charlie
    8:03 pm on November 17th, 2013

    I’ve tied my ears under my chis so they don’t get whipped around by the wind. I am going to blur to B to make sure she is safe and sound.

  61. Tupper and Gilly
    8:05 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Adding our worried voices to the throng – BlueKat, Linda Lurker, Bee, please check in when you can.

    Howlers – DUCK!

    We should be ok up here in New England. Local weather guy says we may have ” a few thunder growlers” tonight. Ok, so he is a jerk, and is usually wrong, but we don’t think there is any sign of terrible danger.

  62. Melanie
    8:05 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Soooo, when we have the Meet here on the East coast, I plan on IDing myself as the youngest and the one in best shape! Youse guys look great.

    I have Kirby T up top. Sniff

    Charlie, any idea who Is in the foreground of Philip’s picture?

  63. Princess Sam
    8:08 pm on November 17th, 2013

    I think we are fine here in Buffalo. Mollypop’s mom in the hotel will probably not even know that we had 60 mile an hour winds. At my house a couple of miles away if we lose power we have a natural gas powered generator that will kick in immediately.

  64. Melanie
    8:08 pm on November 17th, 2013

    About the Thieves’ Auction . .

    Some of youse had things that did not make it into the last auction. Try to do Siber-H digging and find those things.

    I know I have at least two . .

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:08 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Wha!?…snort!…Did I sign up for this?… burp!…We will need a helluva lot of beer, that’s all I know…gurgle!

  66. Dima
    8:09 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Oh me oh my. So many of our friends are in the line of these storms. Everything at our place has been put away for winter, so no worries here.

  67. Charlie
    8:12 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Melanie: I believe that pretty girl is my sister Josephine. She looks so much like mama Twig that it is difficult to tell them apart in the photo. Josephine is learning to be a lead dog this year. I am very proud of her.

    Rio: My Lady says the first thing she will rebuild at Auction Center is the large vat used for your beer supply. If memory serves, she found you and the Thieves doing cannonballs into it.

  68. Beau - The Black Pug
    8:15 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Sneeze!…Thank dawg those big ole tornadoes did not strike down here…cough!…Cuz my Broncos are playing the Chiefs in just a few minutes…sniff!…Dis is a very big game and bad weather would have really put a huge damp umbrella on it all…grunt!sneeze!

  69. Pancho & Lefty
    8:16 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Wose: Our Lady made the Giant rest last night and surprisingly, he did as he was told. We’ve never seen the Giant back down to anyone except for one person. We’ll give you one guess who that person is.

  70. B. Stover
    8:16 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Hi Charlie and everyone. I’ve been away from the computer all day. We are having thunderstorms and the winds are gusting at 41 MPH according to the weather channel. (It is very windy out there. The pine trees are shaking.) The tornado watch is apparently over but we are under a high wind “warning” until 5AM.

    I’m back in my easy chair and am fine. I hope everyone else is okay. (O’Hare airport in Chicago has over a two hour delay.)

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:18 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Charles!…I have to say I am quite worried about how Auction Central will function during the “mini-auction”…grunt!…I hope you have a team of Testers before I take my seat at Mission Control…grunt!

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:19 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Stover!…Whew!

  73. bluecat
    8:19 pm on November 17th, 2013

    No damage here, thank DOG, but the winds and rains were heavy. All the leaves are down now, blowin’ in the – you know the rest.

    Nice pictures of the TX gathering. I hope Barb got home on schedule.

    Yay. Auction time and MMHB time. Sorry, HOH. We’re putting up Christmas decorations this week. One month of fun items for me to steal and play with isn’t enough.

    Have a safe, healthy week, Everybody.

  74. Charlie
    8:19 pm on November 17th, 2013

    B: Thank you for checking in with us. I’m going to help you hold down your easy chair until the high wind warning is over.

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:21 pm on November 17th, 2013

    BluKat!…Whew!…wheeze!

  76. Charlie
    8:32 pm on November 17th, 2013

    We have accounted for Bluekat and B. Our Lady sent Linda the Lurker a SDD. Now, we just need to hear from Barb and Maggie.

  77. Princess Sam
    8:33 pm on November 17th, 2013

    The storm now is over Lake Erie and approaching Buffalo in a half hour.

  78. Tupper and Gilly
    8:34 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Ok, now we can breath a little easier – just waiting on the Lovely Lurker to check in – hopefully soon.

    And now, we are off to hold down Mama’s feet under her work table. Something about getting something ready for some kind of auction or somesuch.

  79. Tupper and Gilly
    8:37 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Sammie – do NOT go out into the windy storm as an alternative to being WonderFluffed. Not unless you want to try out for the next version of The Wizard of Oz – we think we heard that instead of Flying Monkeys, the witch will have a pack of Flying Maltese

    tee hee

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:37 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Sammie!….Hold on!…snort!

  81. Basil and Sage
    8:38 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Hey – those dam Corgis are finally being nice to us. They just offered to hold the kitchen door open so we can sneak out and get a nice breath of fresh air. Wasn’t that nice?

    Wonder what they are up to….

  82. Siber-H
    8:49 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Herbs, The Corgies have only your best interests at heart. Trust me on this.

    Thank all of you that are experiencing storms for checking n with us.

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:54 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Kats!….Have a nice time outside tonight!..snort!snort!

  84. Dima
    8:57 pm on November 17th, 2013

    When was Barb flying home???

  85. Charlie
    9:00 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Linda the Lurker checked in with my Lady. She is safe. Wheeze!

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:10 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Lurker!…Whew!…snort!

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:11 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Flying?….sniff!….Don’t tell me Barb was flying home today…gasp!…All her worst travel nightmares might have come true if that’s the case…gasp!

  88. Siber-H
    9:17 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Thank you Charlie. Everyone is accounted for except Barb.

    Rio, I was thinking the same thing but I wasn’t going to post it.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on November 17th, 2013

    SiberH!…snort!…I post it as I see it…grunt!

    Game!…Are you watching this game tonight?….wheeze!….Beau is beside himself with excitement…grunt!

  90. Charlie
    9:24 pm on November 17th, 2013

    My Lady says that they wouldn’t fly if it was unsafe. Our Barb is probably surrounded by the sights, sounds, and smells —courtesy of Cinnabun— of an airport waiting for a delayed or cancelled flight.

  91. Melanie
    9:25 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Safe is good.

    All I could picture was Barb riding on a broom.

    A friend from where I grew up in Illinois posed another Preston’s video of the tornado. Yikes.

    Golinka, Snowbella and O’Howlers. Check.

    Glad to be back. Must sleep.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Barb!…On a broom!…snort!….I don’t think so…heh!heh!….Where would she put all her luggage?

  93. Siber-H
    9:35 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Rio, I am not watching the game. I am afraid to watch the game. I am in another room reading a werewolf story on mom’s Kindle.
    GO BRONCOS!!!

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on November 17th, 2013

    SiberH!…Okay, well stay there. The Broncos are kicking Kansas City butt right now….heh!heh!

  95. BooBear
    9:45 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Hi, everybody. Mom got back home late last night but she and Dad have been busy all day putting up Christmas decorations (outside) so they can turn them on Thanksgiving night. We will have a big crowd this year for Thanksgiving and a small bunch for Christmas. They want the family to enjoy the lights for the weekend.

    The Texas meet and greet was a lot of fun, according to Mom. It’s amazing that people who are just now meeting face to face can gab away 4 hours non stop. Macy’s mom gave a very thorough report. We did all bring our passports and each of us has 2 stamps, signed and dated. Mom will try to post a picture of hers tomorrow. And thank you, Macy’s Mom for posting the more flattering pictures. All three of those ladies prefer to be in the back row of pictures and that couldn’t happen.

    Barb was scheduled to fly home today. Hopefully, her flight made it okay. I know she will be very worried about Maggie if she can’t get home. Isn’t Maggie afraid of storms. I remember pics of her hiding in the shower.

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:48 pm on November 17th, 2013

    MagPie!….I think she is afraid of everything except chickens and rats…sniff!…I hope she was not alone during the big storms…wheeze!

  97. BooBear
    9:52 pm on November 17th, 2013

    And Mom (not being a cook, but very much a marshmallow fan) thinks those are whole,full sized marshmallows on those cookies.

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:56 pm on November 17th, 2013

    BooBear!….Interesting. You do not think they are cut in half?…sniff!…I think if those were whole marshy-mellows it would look huge on the cookie…grunt!

  99. dawson
    9:57 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Melanie: Glad you are back! Thanks for posting that funny picture of the Snowhook dogs and the Calvin and Hobbes snowmen.

    The Plunderers in Texas are some good looking ladies. How did Rio know who was who?

    Barb is flying home in this storm. Uh oh. I’m sure Maggie is okay because Barb would definitely make sure she has a responsible caregiver. Hope Barb makes it home soon.

    Holiday Auction & Merchantile Store gearing up for business!

    Rest well Melanie.

    BearSpirit&Masquers Mom: Hope you are not too excited to sleep. Tomorrow is breaking out day. WhoooHooo! Way to go.

  100. Siber-H
    9:58 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Where is Maggie staying while Barb is gone?
    I don’t want Maggie scared and I don’t want Barb to be worried about her.

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Wait!…After looking at the cookies again (and again) BooBear’s Maw might be right. Those are really Big Cookies…sniff!…Not your regular sized cookies, but Giant sized cookies…chuffle!…So those could be full sized marshy-mellows on those cookies…sniff!sniff!

  102. Wose
    10:04 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Hoping that Barb’s return home is a safe one.

    Good day, Liz!
    Good night, all. Be safe!

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Dawson!….I put One plus Two together and came up with 3 Plunderers. Plus, I have seen all of their photos before on this blog – just as you have…grunt!

  104. BooBear
    10:11 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Maggie was staying home this weekend with a trusted dog sitter checking on her several times a day. Hopefully, she stayed with her during the worst of the storms.

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:12 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Texas!….I wonder who and what those ladies talked about when they were together on the Plaza drinking beer and eating nachos…sniff!…I bet they talked about SiberH and his big blue eyes and his hot Porche….grunt!…Maybe they talked about Snowhook and the Giants and the Iditarod…wheeze!…Durings dessert they probably spoke kindly of all the Kats…grump!…That does it! I give up imagining…wheeze!

  106. Siber-H
    10:15 pm on November 17th, 2013

    I just peeked at the Broncos score on the internet.
    Next week the Broncos play the Patroits.

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:16 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Patriots!….That there is Spencer and Admin’s team…snort!…I can’t wait!….wheeze!

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:44 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Missing!…Oh No! I just realized Staff and her …cough!…Kats are missing from the blog today…sniff!…She was not in the line of the storms, was she? I do not remember reading that North Dakota’s quilting shop was blown away…gasp!…At least I hope not….Staff, check in if you are still with us…wheeze!

  109. Macy's mom
    10:59 pm on November 17th, 2013

    I just called Barb. She has been home only a few minutes. Her flying home experience was terrible. I will let her give you the details. Maggie was glad to see her. She may have been alone during the storm.

  110. Siber-H
    11:02 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Staff? Alice? Abby?
    I don’t remember Staff saying she was traveling anywhere.

    We can stay awake no longer.
    GO BRONCOS!!!

    night all

  111. Siber-H
    11:05 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Thanks Macy’s Mom, It is good to know they are both okay.

  112. Siber-H
    11:07 pm on November 17th, 2013

    The Broncos are going to win!! WOW
    The sports predictions I made this morning came true.
    WOO WOO

  113. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:07 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Awwww!….Crap! Poor Barb and poor MagPie…sniff!…I hate that MagPie was alone during the storm…sniff!…That makes me very mad…grunt!…But I am relieved that Barb is home safe and sound now…wheeze!

  114. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:09 pm on November 17th, 2013

    SiberH!…When it comes to sporting events and there is time remaining, I tend to believe anything can happen…wheeze!…So Beau and I are chewing on the couch covers hoping the clock runs out very soon…sneeze!

  115. Tupper and Gilly
    11:10 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Thanks for the update Macy. Maggie is now safe in her mom’s arms. All will be well.
    G’night all
    G’day Liz

  116. BooBear
    11:10 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Mom’s passport (I hope)

  117. BooBear
    11:13 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Another one

  118. BooBear
    11:15 pm on November 17th, 2013

    And my stamp

  119. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:26 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Awwww…burp!

  120. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:28 pm on November 17th, 2013

    Stamp!…I have picked out my stamp, but someone has not ordered it yet…grunt!…Apparently, she does not think I will be meeting and yeeeping any time soon…sniff!

  121. dawson
    12:06 am on November 18th, 2013

    BooBear: That is a great smiling cat stamp! The pictures of Gus & Boobear are sweet and your first two Plunderer passport stamps are special.

    Barb&Maggie: Thank goodness you are home together safe and sound.

    Staff was going quilting this morning. The worst of the storm was not that far west so she will be fine.

    Rest in Peace to Doris Lessing, a famous ailurophile.

  122. SnowBella
    12:50 am on November 18th, 2013

    I am glad to hear Barb is safe at home with Maggie.

    Thanks for the photos from the Texas Trio Meet and Greet including the passport pictures.

    I will be participating in a leadership program for the next three days and won’t have access to phone or internet until late at night if at all. There is no need to worry about me. I will check in if/when I can.

    Pancho and Lefty have been practicing their lock picking and not getting caught skills for Nana’s big breakout!

    Nana: Welcome home in advance!

  123. O'Howlers
    5:21 am on November 18th, 2013

    Thank Dawg Barb is home and Maggie is safe. We are sad that her flight was bad (or was it the delay)? Thanks for checking on her, Macy’s Mom.

    The photos of the Texas Meet and Greet and BooBear’s passport are great. We can’t wait to get our passport stamped by other Plunderers.

    We must have slept right thru any storm here.

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