Chetspeak on Sunday

On this particular night, my pal Iggy who lives next door got a little restless and did his yip-yip-yipping once or twice, and Mr. Parsons tried to shush him, and later a toilet flushed in their house. Our neighbor on the other side, old man Heydrich, went outside not long after that, and what was this? Whisk-whisk, whisk-whisk. He was sweeping the dirt from his part of the sidewalk onto ours? I barked, the low muffled kind of bark, not wanting to disturb Bernie. The whisk-whisking stopped, and old man Heydrich muttered something about curs, a new one on me. Then came the pad-pad-pad of his slippers, his door opening and closing, and quiet. I dropped down into dreamland. Did a car come down the street sometime later, moving slow, pausing in front of our place, driving on? Maybe. Dreams can be so strong, and then you wake up and poof! It doesnā€™t work the other way. You always remember real life. Sort of. But forget all that.

– from A Fistful of Collars.

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R.I.P.: Paul Blair


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137 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. Dima
    8:45 am on December 29th, 2013

    Happy Egg Day!!!!!
    I love dreaming. I do it almost all the time. Then Mom says “bed, Dima” and POOF! It is gone. What’s up with that?
    I wanted to let youse know that my appetite has returned home. Oh yes it has!!!!

  2. B. Stover
    9:21 am on December 29th, 2013

    I’m glad you’re feeling better Dima.

    Good morning Chet and all.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:23 am on December 29th, 2013

    Good morning, everyone! Chetspeak, gotta love it! Dima we are twirling about your appetite šŸ™‚ Egg day yahoo. Daddy Dawg has promised us bacon and eggs for brunch (whatever brunch is, but it sounds like food). Mom says to say we have fotos of both Macy and BSD showing. Wowser, Friends!

  4. B. Stover
    9:46 am on December 29th, 2013

    Melanie: I loved the English sentence. Thank you.

    Getting rid of two “hads”: “All the faith he once had actually had no effect on the outcome of his life.” However, it would be clearer with no “hads”: “His faith did not effect the outcome of his life.” That was fun.

  5. Princess Sam
    9:47 am on December 29th, 2013

    Did anyone catch the ‘Butt Goal’ that won the Sabres game?

    The coyotes goalie was out of the net and the puck went into the back of his pants. When he backed up into the crease he scored a goal against himself.

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:54 am on December 29th, 2013

    Happy Egg Day to all. Dima, glad your appetite is back. Woooohooo!

    Love Chetspeak, thanks Admin and Spence. Who is Paul Blair?

  7. O'Howlers
    10:03 am on December 29th, 2013

    Bee, the loss of all those “hads” loses the fact that his faith is no more.

  8. Barb & Maggie
    10:17 am on December 29th, 2013

    OK, answered our own question. Paul Blair was a MLB player, born in 1944. Played for Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, and Cincinnati Reds.

    Getting really cold here today. They are saying we will have almost a 50 degree drop from the upper 40s yesterday.

    We got 3 seed catalogs in the mail this week! Is it almost Spring?

  9. B. Stover
    10:28 am on December 29th, 2013

    Howlers: It’s difficult to understand the meaning. The first two “hads” could be someone discussing him (not his faith) as in the past. It could also mean that he once had faith and lost it. I took the first “hads” as referring to him and the second two “hads” as referring to his faith.

    I think I need some coffee….

  10. BearSpiritDog
    10:37 am on December 29th, 2013

    Egg Day! Count me in! Eggs Benedict here…Yum.

    B: Of course we read the sentence with with not one, not two, but three “had”s. In need of cawfee here too.

    Sammie: Butt Goal! That’s a Riot. Especially against one’s own team.

    Hounds: And What Kind of Sunday is it? We Depend on youse to tell us these things you know.

    Rio: When you are up and at ’em, M says to check your SDD.

    Diane: Saw you on Last Nights Post…Come join us here.

    Go Dima!

  11. Masquers
    10:43 am on December 29th, 2013

    B&M: A 50 degree drop? Yikes! Even though you decided not to go north the temperatures are coming to you.
    Staff: Looked at the link you posted late last night. You have got to be kidding me. That’s something Alice or Abbie would come up with. Heh.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    11:06 am on December 29th, 2013

    Spiffy….spiffy Sunday. OK BSD. Didn’t realize we has let the “ball” drop.

  13. Darah :)
    11:09 am on December 29th, 2013

    Can’t understand why the 2 leggers don’t appreciate my bringing pond water into the house and dribbling it everywhere.

  14. Siber-H
    11:18 am on December 29th, 2013

    Dima, We are glad you are eating. Mom says, “Good Boy”

    Maggie, How are you doing after your counter surfing adventure yesterday?

    Good Morning All

  15. B. Stover
    11:33 am on December 29th, 2013

    My comment of 10:28 probably would have made more sense if I had mentioned that the sentence in question is in third person narration which uses past tense to describe what a character is going through in the character’s present. Here’s an example from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter Two: “Harry had plunged his hand into [his bag], experienced a stabbing pain in the fourth finger of his right hand, and withdrawn it to see a lot of blood.”

    Okay, I’ll stop now.

  16. Wose
    11:37 am on December 29th, 2013


    Dima, it is so good to hear that you have your appetite back! Yipeee!
    Also read about your friend’s accident. Prayers are being said.

    BooBear, You don’t know how good it makes me feel to hear your pop is feeling better!

    Wyatt, Are you still letting your mama hold you? I am sure her hugs and kisses must feel very good. Did the Giant let your mama hold him and give him tummies and kisses like you?

    Last night, Grizz and I watched I CONFESS (very good, better tha I remembered), streamed LAW and ORDER, BBC, streamed a special about Paul McCartney making his album KISSES FROM THE BOTTOM, and a documentary about the making of MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR. Can you tell we kind of like the Beatles?

    Belle Starr, Did you get tummies from the Pixie?

  17. Barb & Maggie
    11:39 am on December 29th, 2013

    Siber, Nothing happened to me. Barb was a little concerned that my stomach would bloat or I might get the “scoots” but no worries.

    BSD, Yes, yesterday it hit 50 degrees in some areas around Chicago. It is about 30 right now, but dropping to near 0 by tonight.

    Barb is staying inside and working on a jigsaw puzzle.

  18. Wose
    11:39 am on December 29th, 2013

    Oh, I forgot, Kat looks so sweet in front of the fire.

    Yesterday we also gave a gift to the folks that own the little cabin, and two big smoky raw hides to their two big Akitas, Linc and Leia.

  19. B. Stover
    11:47 am on December 29th, 2013

    I love jigsaw puzzles.

  20. Herd of Hounds
    11:50 am on December 29th, 2013

    Would you look at this nose? What’s not to love?

  21. Herd of Hounds
    12:05 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Dawson, just saw you on the Weather Channel…..-18 is that even possible? Wowser!

  22. Siber-H
    12:13 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Darah, That is a very dirty nose. My nose has never had a drop of mud on it…shudder

    BooBear, We are very thankful that your dad is improving.

  23. Tupper and Gilly
    12:21 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Hi everyone. After all the chaos and running of November and December, we are now just bored to tears here. Not much else to say. Maybe it’s time for a nap.

  24. Herd of Hounds
    12:24 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Siber Mr H Our Sibers in the past were known for excvation. And you say you don’t? What kind of Siber are y”all?

  25. O'Howlers
    12:28 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Darah, our noses always look like that. Those of us who started out life with nice black noses permanently lost that look. We love to dig, and there are plenty of wet areas near the creek that are esoecially fun.
    Maggie, it has been mild here the past few days, but that is about to change for us too. By Thursday, the high will be 16, and the low will be close to 0.
    Today, it is raining cats and kats.
    Siber, look! A purebred Siberian Husky team is pulling the Olympic torch. How cool is that!

  26. Barb & Maggie
    12:28 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Bee, Barb has several 300 large piece Ravensburger puzzles. Those are her favorites, and she does them over and over. Very relaxing.

    Barb just finished making out 10 checks for year end donations. All but one went to environmental and rescue groups. The checks were small, but every little bit helps, right?

  27. Siber-H
    12:36 pm on December 29th, 2013

    HOH, I am a master digger. In fact, I am starting work on a basement for our house. We don’t have mud here…just sand. That is why I don’t ever have a muddy nose.

    Fellow Sibers, Thanks for the photo. That is way cool!

    Barb, RIGHT!

  28. Melanie
    1:08 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Good afternoon,
    Love Chetspeak Sundays.
    It is also a pleasure to make youse guys go for more coffee. Heh, heh.

    Darah, make sure you don’t go out during bear season with the makeup on your nose.

    Getting ready to leave. I have put a tarp on the Subaru. They are calling for rain, sleet then up to six inches of snow. This way when Zoƫ decided to go somewhere tomorrow morning it will be much easier to get the car clear.

    I have finished that and a nap and now it is time to pack. Yuck

  29. B. Stover
    1:13 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Barb: I have a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle of van Gogh’s Starry Night which I haven’t started yet. Ravenburger has something called a “Puzzle Store” that has areas where you can put pieces, a board for the puzzle and an area that holds the puzzle together when you close it in the “store.” That way the puzzle is portable.

  30. O'Howlers
    1:26 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Melanie, we will be thinking of you on your trip and sending happy thoughts for your stint thing tomorrow. We will also be thinking of ZoĆ« alone in the snowstorm. Must she really go somewhere tomorrow. Gah! (Whispering) perhaps that nice woman who lives down the street can help her. šŸ™‚

  31. Mollypop's Mom
    1:33 pm on December 29th, 2013

    B., the Puzzle Store is just what I need. Thanks for the info. I liked to have a puzzle on the dining room table when I had my house before my move to ski country, but I can’t commit the space here. The dining room table is my only table along with the kitchen counter seating so it gets a lot of use. Now I will plan a raid on Sam’s house to get my puzzles and my Far Side books.

  32. Siber-H
    1:50 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Melanie, We will be with you in thoughts, spirit, and prayers. I’m glad you are leaving today because of the storm. We will also be thinking of Zoe.

  33. Barb & Maggie
    1:55 pm on December 29th, 2013

    The 1,000 piece ones are not to our liking, especially the ones with small pieces that are all shaped the same. Barb can do the 300 piece in a day or two then put it away again.

    Melanie, good luck tomorrow. Glad you are leaving today rather than fighting all that white stuff in the morning. We agree, Zoe should not be going out tomorrow morning. You could tell her to stay home, but we have a feeling she doesn’t always listen.

  34. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    1:57 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Olympics!….The Olympic trials are on right now…snort!…Ski jumping…zowww!

  35. Masquers
    2:01 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Hmm…thought this was posted…guess not.
    Love the picture of Darah!
    Rose: Movie marathon…you and Grizz are having an excellent time at the little cabin I see.
    B: Portable jigsaw puzzles…that’s for me.
    B&M: So THAT’s our problem…too many pieces for the pea brain to handle.
    Sammie: Sorry about losing your Far Side loaners from MPM.
    BooBear: Loved hearing your good news. You are in our thoughts.
    ZoĆ«: Don’t go anywhere tomorrow!
    Melanie: Thinking of you and sending love.
    Riƶ! Today is Seahawk Sunday in these parts.

  36. Pancho & Lefty
    2:02 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Two things—First, MPM we are always up for a good raid if you need back up. Second, Melanie, we will offer up our services to sit on Zoe so she doesn’t go anywhere or do anything. Raiding and sitting—two things we do well as long as the sitting isn’t followed by the word still.

  37. Teddy Ruff Rider
    2:16 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Commander Rio – we are watching too. Did you see that a dinner last night they gave all the women ski jumpers their very own Stormy Kromer caps.

  38. B. Stover
    2:28 pm on December 29th, 2013

    MPM: You can order the Ravenburger Puzzle Store at Amazon.

  39. Masquers
    3:31 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Teddy: Wow. Great advertisement for SK.
    Riƶ: You mentioned your friend might be taking down your little tree today. Mom remembered hearing when she was a child that the tree could stay up until the 6th of January, Three Kings Day, but not beyond. Beau would be interested in what we found out. Curious, we looked it up and found the 12 Days of Christmas to be from December 25 to January 6th and ending with a feast on Three Kings Day. Now, it seems to be only celebrated in certain parts of the world.

  40. Kat
    3:52 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Help! It has been raining all day. The ‘rents said it is time to board the big boat, but that they are only allowed to take one boy husky and one girl husky. That leaves me all alone to drown! Yeep!

  41. Barb & Maggie
    3:53 pm on December 29th, 2013

    It is settled, our tree will come down on Jan. 6th.

    Rainy drizzle from earlier has made icy slick surfaces.

  42. Tupper and Gilly
    4:01 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Kat – we are sure that your ‘rents are accounting Mama Meash to be a LADY Husky, which means there is still an opening for a GIRL Husky.

    It’s raining here too, but the only boys we have are Wrotten Kats. And we say let ’em swim for it.
    tee hee

  43. B. Stover
    4:06 pm on December 29th, 2013

    January 6 is Epiphany or Twelfth Night as it is known in Britain. There is a long article on the holiday on Wikipedia. (For some reason it always makes me think of James Joyce…possibly from his collection of short stories, Dubliners.)

  44. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    4:29 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Broncos!….Today is the last regular season Broncos game…snort!…So we have come downstairs to watch it with Beau…sniff!…It was decided that the tree will come down on New Years Day. My friend says she will be home and it will be a good excuse to stay downstairs…heh!heh!

  45. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    4:34 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Seahawks!…Hey the Seahawks game just started too. I think…sniff!

  46. Meashka
    4:41 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Hey Tupper and Gilly! Sticks and stones could break my bones, but calling me a LADY really hurts!

  47. Pancho & Lefty
    4:48 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Meashka: We’ve never been called a lady before, but we can imagine that we wouldn’t like it either. If it ever happens, we’ll let you know.

  48. Meashka
    5:06 pm on December 29th, 2013

    We are looking for a good movie to watch now. We narrowed the choices down to Great Gadsby (Mom’s), Red 2 (Pop’s) and 2 Guns (Denzel, baby!).

  49. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    5:22 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Movies!…How about Lady and The Tramp?…heh!heh!…Or My Fair Lady?…chorkel!

  50. Masquers
    5:24 pm on December 29th, 2013


  51. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    5:40 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Maskers!…Peyton Manning is busy breaking records again this weekend…snort!snort!…Maybe we will see youse guys in the Big One next year…chuffle!

  52. Masquers
    5:48 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Riƶ: Now that would be kool.
    Movies. We watched a quirky movie a while back called Dogville. Lots of well known actors in it.

  53. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    5:53 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Maskers!…First the Broncos have to get past Spencer’s team. Those rotten Patriots…sniff!…They seem to have our number this year…grump!

  54. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    5:56 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Half-time!…Here is an interesting half-time factoid…snort!…The Seahawks are leading 13 ta Nothing. The Broncos are leading 31 ta Nothing…heh!heh!…Interesting right? The 13 vs 31 scores in the two top-ranked teams…chuffle!

  55. Barb & Maggie
    6:12 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Nail biter downtown at the Bears/Packers game. I think the score is 13-6 or 13-7 at the half. This is the do or die game for them too. SIL’s brother and wife are at the game, freezing their tookies off. Temps are super cold, and tomorrow they are saying -30 below wind chill. We are getting Staff’s weather!

  56. Siber-H
    6:15 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Go Broncos!!!

  57. Barb & Maggie
    6:22 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Now the score is 14-13 da Bears. Can you believe we are quoting football scores? This is NOT a new trend for 2014!!!

  58. Kat
    6:29 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Barb is amazing me!

  59. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    6:30 pm on December 29th, 2013


  60. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    6:31 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Bears!…I can’t believe da Bears are winning…chorkel!

  61. Macy the min pin
    6:37 pm on December 29th, 2013

    The ‘Boys are in a do or die game tonight too and Romo is out for the season. I may watch with my paws over my eyes!

    Our Granny is losing her 24 hour nursing today so Pop is taking the night shift today and tomorrow. We may not know day from night for a while here.

    Hugs, Melanie

  62. Barb & Maggie
    6:37 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Looks like at the end of the 3rd Q it is Bears 21, Packers 20. These guys are major rivals, and winner today goes to the playoffs, loser goes home with nada.

  63. Herd of Hounds
    6:40 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Mom is on strike. hope all y’all are doin’ simiar things

  64. Siber-H
    6:55 pm on December 29th, 2013

    This isn’t really our Barb posting, is it?

  65. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    7:00 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Doppelganger!….I like this new Barb a lot!!….snort!snort!

  66. Barb & Maggie
    7:00 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Siber, teehee. Now with 11 min left on the clock it is 27-28 da Bears.

  67. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    7:06 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Timing!….Eleven minutes is a long time on the football field…sniff!…Anything can happen! You better go get those couch cushions Barb…snort!

  68. Herd of Hounds
    7:14 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Eleven minutes on a football field is an eternity! The youngest grand gave mom a “devil” hat (she has a duplicate) What a cute kid!

  69. Herd of Hounds
    7:17 pm on December 29th, 2013


  70. Masquers
    7:17 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Heck, 2 MINUTES is a long time in football.

  71. Barb & Maggie
    7:19 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Ok, we are at the 2 min warning, still 27-28, 4th down for GB.

  72. Barb & Maggie
    7:27 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Looks like GB is the division winner. 38 seconds left and they just made a td. Not looking good for da Bears.

  73. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    7:28 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Barb!….She is a natural!…snort!

  74. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    7:29 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Bears!….Awwww. I thought for a few minutes they would really pull it off…sniff!

  75. Masquers
    7:31 pm on December 29th, 2013

    2 minute warning and it’s 27-9 Hawks. The Broncos aren’t doing bad either 34-6.

  76. Barb & Maggie
    7:33 pm on December 29th, 2013


  77. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    7:34 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Super!….Maskers, you and me pal, we are going to the Superbowl. I just know it!…snort!snort!….Beau told me to never post that out-loud or I would jinx his team…grunt!…I do not believe in all that jinxing stuff, except of course when it comes to my baseball team….sniff!

  78. Melanie
    7:41 pm on December 29th, 2013

    We are at the hotel. Martha did a great job driving. We had to go 45 to 55 mph because of the storm. If you watched any of the Patriots’ game that is what we were driving through.

    I will not mention who won.

    Thank you for your support. I had other things to say, but I’m so hungry that I burst into tears a few minutes ago. Food better come soon.

    I am in bed with heating pad and my sister is taking care of me.

    Nite all.

  79. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    7:47 pm on December 29th, 2013

    oOOOOoooMelanie!…What a relief to hear you are safe and sound in a nice comfy hotel room with room service…snorkel!…I’m sure you will get food very soon if not sooner…gurgle!…If I could be there I would give you a big slurpy, slobbery, slick, smelly pug kiss right up your nose and beyond…chuffle!…Sure wish I was there with you.

  80. BearSpiritDog
    7:49 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Melanie: So Happy to Hear you and your sister made it safely to the hotel where, and this is the best part, she is taking care of you.

  81. Siber-H
    7:49 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Night Melanie, I am glad you checked in with us because I have been thinking about you and your sister in the storm.
    Sleep Well

  82. Basil and Sage
    7:53 pm on December 29th, 2013

    What is the world coming to? Barb has turned into a football announcer, Sharon has turned into a devil and Meashka has turned into a lady?!?!

    Hey – wanna see a fun movie? Try “Kinky Boots”. The movie was before the Broadway play, but it is a good movie, even without Cyndi Lauper’s touch.

    Meashka – you could always watch “Lady Sings The Blues”

  83. Herd of Hounds
    7:56 pm on December 29th, 2013

    SO, So so glad you are ok and the sis??????? is taking care of YOU, You , you.. Sometimes family is a good thing. Let us know if y’all need anything:)

  84. Luna
    8:10 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Smoochers: We get to stay in a hotel room tonight to watch over Melanie while her sister sleeps. Anything you take out of the mini bar is not on the house.

  85. Barb & Maggie
    8:11 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Melanie, Hope you and Martha have a good evening. Glad you are there and settled in. Enjoy your carryout food. We will be thinking about you tomorrow, so please keep us posted.

  86. Tenzing
    8:15 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Melanie: The Giant and I are not scared of much in this world. However, we do have a fear in common. I’ve never seen my lady burst into tears because she’s hungry, but I can speak first paw that giant have come close a time or two. Not because we’re hungry, but because of my Lady. She will warn us with the following line: if I don’t get something to eat soon, it’s not going to be pretty.

  87. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:20 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Mini-Bar!…snort!…No one told me there was a mini-bar in the hotel…sniff!…Something tells me I am missing yet another party disguised as charity…grunt!

    Walk!…On our walk today a neighbor pulled up beside us in her pick-em-up truck…snort!…She was on her way to visit her horses. Don’t ask me?…sniff!…Anyways, she told us there are two new pugs in the neighborhood. She thinks this pug explosion is due to everyone seeing us walk around all the time…grunt!…She said the young pug who now lives next door to her does not have any manners at all. He is totally out of control and obnoxious….heh!heh!…My friend looked at me and I could tell she was remembering my puppy-hood days or maybe last week…sniff!

  88. Macy the min pin
    8:25 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Testing 1..2..3………..?()()()(:)

  89. Pancho & Lefty
    8:26 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Or about ten minutes ago….

  90. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:31 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Thieves!…Smart-ass remarks

    Neighbor!…That neighbor made my friend laugh when she leaned down, petted both me and Beau and said, “Now don’t get too drunk on New Years Eve. I don’t want to have ta call the cops on you pugs.”…yeeep!…How did she know what Beau and I were planning?…sniff!…Luckily, my friend laughed it all off…wheeze!

  91. Pancho & Lefty
    8:34 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Rio: Call us what you will except for ladies. Do you think the neighbor is working with the MG’s and intercepted intel from command central?

  92. Wose
    8:47 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Melanie, Wrapping you in love and good thoughts .

    Masquers and Rio! If youse are coming to the Super Bowl we can do the tailgating thing. Giant Stadium is not too far from where I am.

  93. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:52 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Burrrp!….I had to monitor the making and distribution of a kick-ass meatloaf sandwich…snort!…I got my fair share, yes I did. …heh!

    Thieves!…I would never call either of you Lady or late to supper…heh!heh!burp!…Neighbor, she is clean. Retired English Prof, loves animals, and pugs…sniff!…Nope, no spy story there…grunt!

  94. Pancho & Lefty
    9:01 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Rio: The first thing you told us when you recruited us was to trust no one unless they smell like Slim Jim’s or something like that. Good to know she is one of te good guys.

  95. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:03 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Good!…sniff!sniff!….Believe you me Thieves, Beau and I have sniffed her up and down and round and round….chuffle!…She is a retired English Prof with the flag of England waving off her garage…heh!chorkel!

  96. Pancho & Lefty
    9:15 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Rio: We know she said she didn’t wan to call the cops on you and Beau on New Year’s Eve, but did she happen to mention not doing the same on a couple of lovable miscreants thieves? We were thinking about stopping by with beer, hot wings and more beer.

  97. Macy the min-pin
    9:21 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Once upon a time there were three bears…

  98. Macy the min-pin
    9:23 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Once upon a time there were three bears…

  99. Diane C.
    9:31 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Hello everyone–Masquers, as a child (in southern California) I learned that it was bad luck to take any decorations down before Twelfth Night and I’ve maintained the custom. Jan 6 is also Eastern Orthodox Christmas, so makes sense to celebrate all through the 12 day period (plus you have some extra time to get the baking done if you had the flu during December, but that’s probably just me).

  100. O'Howlers
    9:36 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Melanie, glad you are safe and sound. We were worried about you and your sis in that awful storm.
    Macy, why did Granny lose her 24 hour care? This is going to be hard on you and your folks.
    Meashka does not think name-calling is funny.

  101. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:36 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Three!….Bears? I do not get it…grunt!

  102. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Macy!….Why doesn’t grandma come and live with youse guys?…sniff!…Then she would have 24 hour care every day…chuffle!

  103. Macy the min-pin
    9:50 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Granny lost her 24 hour care because it was determined that she was not in imminent danger. Of course, she won’t eat, or drink, so there is the starving thing. She has to stay at her home because all of her special equipment is there, plus Grandpa as well. She doesn’t know where or who she is anymore. She has home health care during the day, but nothing at night.

  104. Pancho & Lefty
    9:56 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Macy: The two in that picture adopted one of our core values—-don’t get caught.

  105. Pancho & Lefty
    10:06 pm on December 29th, 2013

    And deny everything.

  106. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Thieves!….How are those 6 new puppies doing…snort!

  107. Pancho & Lefty
    10:14 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Rio: We wouldn’t know. We have been informed by Luna that our pup rearing, devil dogness and thieving influence is not needed. We have chosen to ignore this directive am are determined to bring the pups on the right side of wrongness. For the record we have been informed by our lady that the pups are perfect and very loved.

  108. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:26 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Dark!…They are all very dark furred, aren’t they?…snort!…Snowhook dogs used to be very white, I think the Giant is going for an all-black team with golden aye!eyebrows…heh!heh!

  109. Pancho & Lefty
    10:27 pm on December 29th, 2013

    HOH: We didn’t know they made devil hats. Ruff Rider will need to wear one as a graduation cap when he graduates from the Academy of Devil Dogging and Evasive Driving.

  110. dawson
    10:27 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Melanie: Relieved you are safely through the storm and hopefully well fed by now and in a comfy bed relaxing before your long day tomorrow. Hoping for the best.

    MacyMinPin: Unbelievable decision. I hope they can be persuaded to change their minds.

    Snow and more snow. Never ending up to my armpits snow. Mollypop and Loulou’s Mom would love this snow on the ski hill snow.

  111. Barb & Maggie
    10:28 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Oh, Macy, that is so sad. Hope they live close by, so it is easier to help out. Is this Rick’s Mom and Dad?

    Melanie, we will be thinking about you tomorrow.

    Night all.

  112. Pancho & Lefty
    10:28 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Rio: The giant does like the uniformity of team colors. Our Lady, on the other paw, is mismatched at best.

  113. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:31 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Dawson!…Get on your cross country skis tomorrow and go get more supplies…wheeze!…You are making me very nervous with this talk of snow up to your armpits. Granted that is only 4 feet or so, but still! That is a lot of snow!…wheeze!…Go get more Foooood!…yeeep!

  114. Wyatt
    10:34 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Patsy Anne snuck into the house last night. She convinced Annabelle out of her favorite spot on the love seat. I slept through that conversation, but I can only imagine that Patsy Anne is a professional negotiator given the results. This photo is what my Mama found this morning when she came downstairs.

  115. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:37 pm on December 29th, 2013

    House!…Soon the whole kennel will be in the house…heh1heh!…What I wouldn’t give to see that photo!…snorkel!

  116. Wyatt
    10:38 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Rio: Last night was an eight dog night whatever that means.

  117. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:40 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Eight!…Lets see, I count Luna, Bellie, Tenzing, Wyatt, Annabelle, Patsy-Ann – don’t tell me Pancho and Lefty slept inside last night!…snort!

  118. Wyatt
    10:43 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Elim and Natty! All I know is I snagged my pillow early and refused to give it up. Natty was eying it all night long.

  119. Wyatt
    10:46 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Count! Wait just a curly tail minute! You can count past two? Did your friend help you with the math?

  120. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:49 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Holy!…Dawg Hotel!…snort!…So Luna, Bellie, Tenzing, Wyatt, Annabelle, Elim, Natty and Patsy-Ann all slept inside last night…wheeze!…I hope they all had warm soft beds and a good breakfast…snorkel!

  121. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Two!…I use my friends calculator when I need more than 2 numbers…sniff!

  122. BooBear
    10:50 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Melanie, glad you made the trip safe and sound. I will be purring extra loud for you tomorrow in hopes that it helps you relax through the procedure.

    Mom’s sister found 2 baby kitties out in the cold somewhere close to where she was shopping. She checked around and no one claimed them so they are now my cousins. She called my mom for advice. Yeah, right….what did she think my mom would say??

  123. Wyatt
    10:53 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Calcusomethingorother! What just a Bible thumping pug minute! You have a calculator of your very own?

  124. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Own!…sniff!… I call it my own, but my friend could take it back at any given quantifiable moment…grunt!

  125. Pancho & Lefty
    10:59 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Rio: The old leg lift technique is a great way to claim something for your own.

  126. dawson
    11:02 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Rio: Roger that.

    I’m watching a special episode of Call the Midwife but my eyelids are drooping.

  127. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:10 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Electronics!…sniff!…Unfortunately, things like calculators, cell-phones and black pugs do not do well under water. It is best to keep them dry…snort!

    Dawson!…The fact that you are not worried about starving to death is a good sign…heh!…I feel better already.

  128. Pancho & Lefty
    11:11 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Noswad: We can do a search and rescue mission if you need.

    Rio: These things are true.

  129. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:32 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Truth!…My friend says it is time to climb the stairs to our warm soft beds. I know all my baseball toys and a squirrel are waiting for me there. …sniff!… Then back to the busy-place for her tomorrow two days in a row…grunt!…Then one day off..sniff!…Then two days back…grumble!

  130. dawson
    11:32 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Pancho and Lefty: I am in a snow-globe paradise with enough food to last many moons and no need of rescue.

  131. Pancho & Lefty
    11:33 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Dawson: What about company? Could you use some furry company?

  132. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:52 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Paradise!…I could use some time in paradise….sniff!…Hey, Dawson, why don’t I come up there and keep you company?…chuffle!…I would need my own room, a big screen tv and room service, just like Melanie….chuffle!….How great to be in paradise with room service. That’s like double paradise ….heh!heh!

  133. Pancho & Lefty
    11:55 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Rio: Don’t forget the not so mini bar.

  134. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:56 pm on December 29th, 2013


  135. dawson
    11:57 pm on December 29th, 2013

    Pancho & Lefty: Come on over! I want to practice my glove keeping skills against your glove thieving skills.

  136. Pancho & Lefty
    12:02 am on December 30th, 2013

    Rio: Good night.

    Dawson: No offense, but our money is on us for the win.

  137. Pancho & Lefty
    12:07 am on December 30th, 2013

    Dawson: No need to worry. You’ll probably win it back in the first paw of cards.

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