Chetspeak on Sunday

“Chet! What’s all the fuss?”

Bernie was up? I hadn’t even heard him. That was bad. I slid down off the window real fast and smooth, like I’d never been up there at all. Bernie came over and gazed out, giving me a pat at the same time. His hair was standing out in clumps here and there; one eyebrow was crooked; he wore what Leda had always called his ratty robe, although there wasn’t a single rat on it, just a pattern of martini glasses with long-legged women sitting in them. In short, he looked great. – from The Dog Who Knew Too Much

Welcome Buddy.


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104 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. Herd of hounds
    8:52 am on July 28th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! LOVE Chetspeak. And what 2 legger doesn’t looook that gooood sometimes? Happy Egg day and have a showpiece Sunday!

  2. B. Stover
    9:34 am on July 28th, 2013

    I have to say that I don’t like Bernie’s robe. (Sorry Chet.)

    Good morning all.

  3. Melanie
    9:34 am on July 28th, 2013

    Good morning to HOH and to all!

    Got sleep last night! YSAS is still working. Started at 9 pm and thinks he’ll be going to 1 pm this afternoon. YIKES. He’s grabbing naps, and coffee, and naps, and – did I mention – coffee.

    Last night and day of filming.

  4. Tupper's Mama
    9:40 am on July 28th, 2013

    Good Sunday to you all.
    Here at show central, we are waiting for the gates to open at 10.
    Looking forward to the day. Hope it is as good as yesterday.
    And then tonight, back home with the beloved Corgis and Kats.

  5. O'Howlers
    10:29 am on July 28th, 2013

    Happy Egg Day. Pop is at work since the wee hours, and Mom is still in her nightshirt of many horses which we think looks great on her. Just like Bernie’s robe.
    We had fun fun fun at Pints for Pups last night! We are all just laying around on our beds and sofas yet today…too dang tired to move.
    We got our passport yesterday!!!!! We LOVE it. Thanks, Dawson, Staff, and Turtleman. The stamps are ready to mail back to Dawson. Now we need a good picture of us us us for our passport, and we will be ready for traveling. Isn’t anyone going to be in North Carolina next month? We are travelling there…just sayin’.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    10:35 am on July 28th, 2013

    OH: What part of NC and when? Some bits are about…2 hrs away form us (just like everything)

  7. Barb & Maggie
    10:36 am on July 28th, 2013

    Good morning all. I wish Barb had a ratty robe. That could be interesting!

    We had our eggs here, and even a piece of bacon. Toast with Irish butter slathered on top. Yum!

    Lobster boil was good but Barb said they were all freezing. They got to the lake front park, and then had to wait almost two hours for their numbers to be called. Lobster tail was huge but food was cold as well. Their group was all wearing long pants and sweaters, but there were people walking around in winter parkas and wool hats! July 27th! The kids were warm because they were running around and playing on the playground equipment.

    Last night Kelly mentioned Chet’s go-to trot. She says Little Joey has a go-to trot but Gus does not.

  8. O'Howlers
    10:48 am on July 28th, 2013

    HOH, we will be in the mountains, near Asheville.

    Pints 4 Pups was at the Leiderkranz, a local German club up on the “mountain”. The food served was Brats, delicious German Potato salad, and sauerkraut. Delish. Not to mention all the different microbrews…

  9. Barb & Maggie
    10:54 am on July 28th, 2013

    Howlers, Your folks should go to Biltmore while they are there. It is amazing. Barb once stayed at Pinehurst in Asheville. Very nice resort, especially if you play golf.

  10. O'Howlers
    11:25 am on July 28th, 2013

    Maggie, They already got 2-day tickets for Biltmore. One day is for us because we are welcome to walk the grounds; the other day is just for them.

  11. Tupper's Mama
    11:41 am on July 28th, 2013

    Barb – how is little Joey settling in? Is he a happy puppy these days?

  12. Barb & Maggie
    12:18 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Amalia, Joey (nicknamed Littl’Dog), has adjusted amazingly well. He seems to love the whole family, or at least the 2 leggeds. He and Gus get along but don’t seem to be loverly bonded, not sure if it the size difference, energy difference, or just the Joe was not in a household with another dog. He loves to be held and sits upright in their arms sort of like a meerkat.
    Did we tell you that he almost died last week? I think so, but if not: Kelly put him on a lead line in the front yard while she was unloading the car. He must have seen a chipmunk, because all of a sudden he took off at warp speed. Kelly yelled at him to stop, but he was beyond listening. He got to the end of the line, fliped himself in the air and went over backwards. He just whimpered and didn’t move. Kelly ran to him and carried him into the house. He cried a little and then his legs started stiffening out like he was dying. She was crying, and called an emergency vet who was 30 minutes away. She didn’t think he would make it. Chad went outside to get the kids. She thought he was fading away, with either a broken neck or brain bleed. All of a sudden, after about 20 minutes, he returned to normal and was fine. We think he knocked himself out. The neighbor, who has small terriers, thought he might have dislocated a vertabra and then it went back in place. Kelly said lesson learned. He will never be put on that line again. Any thoughts or experiences with this sort of trauma?
    BTW, Kelly thinks Barb should skip Texas and go to Alaska!

  13. Herd of Hounds
    12:27 pm on July 28th, 2013

    B&M: Kelly is one smart 2 legger.

  14. B. Stover
    12:32 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Barb: What is Irish butter?

  15. Pancho & Lefty
    12:50 pm on July 28th, 2013

    B&M: We are relieved Kelly’s LBD is alright. Whew! We agree with HOH—Kelly is one smart two-legged.

    Our Lady is getting ready to leave. She has put Luna in charge and then the Giant, then Annabelle, Savannah, Tenzing and down the line. Us? We’re close to the end of the line, just behind Belle Starr and just ahead of the Detectives. There is some speculation that Little might edge ahead of us in the chain of command. Our Lady says there is something special about that little girl.

  16. Kat
    1:01 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Outlaws: Misery loves company. I am always told that I am at the bottom of the chain of command too. First is T.C. Second is Mama Meash. Third is Dima. Fourth thru seventh are the horses, in no particular order. Momma is thinking the chickies come next(!!!) and then poor me, with nobody to boss around. I ignore the order, and I continue to boss everyone. The chain of command, I find, is determined by the show of confidence.

  17. Macy's mom
    1:10 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Barb, no skipping Texas! We want a stamp! Oh, and to meet you too!

    Texas sage likes rain. This is our concession to a “garden” with Mr.’s Mighty Blue pickup in the background.

  18. Macy's mom
    1:16 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Do all four-leggeds have “highways” in the yard. Our girls will go cross country to get on the highway to come in the house, even if it is farther. Annie likes to sun on the highway and the others don’t like to go around her.

  19. Macy's mom
    1:17 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Do all four-leggeds have “highways” in the yard. Our girls will go cross country to get on the highway to come in the house, even if it is farther. Annie likes to sun on the highway and the others don’t like to go around her.

  20. Melanie
    1:19 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Gorgeous, Macy’s Mom.

    Barb, I’m with B.Stover, what is Irish butter.
    Also, happy that all is well with the wee one.

    Slow day after chores. Acorn catalog came. We are trying to find some of their interesting DVD’s on line.

  21. Macy's mom
    1:29 pm on July 28th, 2013

    You want acorns? I can send them by the 55 gallon drums in a few months. Just say when.

  22. Gus and BooBear
    1:49 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Barb, Mom says she would be happy to get your stamp in our passport in either Fort Worth or in Alaska!

  23. Kat
    1:52 pm on July 28th, 2013

    We have highways here, too, Macy. We always use them to get to the house.

  24. Gus and BooBear
    1:55 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Oh, Macy’s Mom, our outdoor cats have created highways in our backyard too. They will go out of their way to walk in the paths instead of straight through the yard.

  25. Pancho & Lefty
    2:01 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Kat: We’re not sure if we agree with the correlation of one’s placement in the chain of command to show of confidence. We have all the confidence in the world and Belle Starr has even more, but we find ourselves so far down the list that we’re not even anyone’s emergency contact.

    Annie is a speck of a thing in that sea of grass. What a cutie.

  26. Staff
    2:10 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Caterpillar poop anyone? Click the blue link of my name….heh heh heh.

    And Melanie, Mr.Staff’s favorite flower is Zinnia. I never used to like it but now I love it. As do the butterflies and hummers. Here is a part of his garden. He was worried they wouldn’t bloom or would be ‘short’. Mr.Staff doesn’t do short flowers.

  27. Staff
    2:11 pm on July 28th, 2013

    This fall we will gather some seeds and send you a pint or so. You will have zinnia’s up the wazoo next year.

  28. Staff
    2:11 pm on July 28th, 2013

    B, What is a wazoo?

  29. O'Howlers
    2:19 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Staff, we are very jealous of your garden. Mom could use a Mr. Staff. She has a Black Thumb when it comes to flowers.

  30. Melanie
    2:29 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Thanks, Staff. Tell Mr. Staff I would love seeds.

    I looked “up the wazoo”. That is the polite way of putting the phrase. snicker

    Biltmore is beautiful. My grandprents lived near there, and we did all the tourist things.

    The Pack has a highway through the house. Dog help you if you are in the way.

    Irish butter?

  31. Kat
    2:43 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Outlaws, The trick is to ignore “placement”, and just shout orders. Others assume you have some sort of authority when you are yelling at them (except for Mama Meash who always knows better and gives me h-e-stix when I pretend I’m boss).

  32. B. Stover
    3:09 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Staff: In case that is a real question: Wazoo refers to the buttocks and also to have something in excess. The origin is not known.

  33. O'Howlers Mom
    3:10 pm on July 28th, 2013

    We just had our first Cherokee Purple tomato and it is scrumpdiliicious.
    We also had a Paul Robeson last week. We had cut it and mixed it with couscous. It was very good, but we need to eat it on its own to properly judge.

  34. Lefty
    3:16 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Hey, hey, there I am up top. I like it when that happens.

    Howlers: In that case, we’ve been in charge for some time. Ignoring is one our specialities.

  35. B. Stover
    3:34 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Rio: I watched the first episode of The Bridge. I really like it. I’ve also seen episodes 306 and 307 of The Killing. Two more to go but I have to wait until tomorrow. (And Mirelle Enos has a knife to her throat at the end of 307. Yikes!)

  36. Tupper's Mama
    4:20 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Look Ma – no brace AND no cane. Just strolling through the show.
    WOOO hoooo!

  37. Staff
    4:27 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Yea Leonard. Looking so good! And the show looks crowded too. Hope they are crowding around Golinka.

  38. Staff
    4:32 pm on July 28th, 2013
  39. Melanie
    4:48 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Great signs there, Mr. Staff.

    I WANT TO NOT WALK WITH A CANE! (I actually do some walking without the cane, but I always use it around the Pack)

    Congrats to Leonard!

  40. c.hobbit
    4:59 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Staff: all true!

  41. Macy's mom
    5:02 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Good job, Storyteller!

    Staff, well, I can’t think of what to say. That is a LOT of work. Then they leave home, and never write.

  42. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:11 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Whoo hoo, we got our passport yesterday too! A heartfelt thank you to Dawson, Turtleman, and Staff! Mom got all sniffly.

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:20 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Slave!…My friend has been a slave to the stove and oven all day today…snort!… It was so cool outside and inside that she decided it was a perfect day to make More Hamburger Than Cabbage Rolls – recipe is in Dishlickers…heh!heh!…Cept’ she decided to make a Double Batch…grunt!… Then with the left-over bread dough she thought Cinnamon Rolls were a good idea…slurp!…So the last pan of the double batch is in the oven and the cinnamon rolls are rising…wheeze!….Can it smell any better in here??

  44. Wose
    5:28 pm on July 28th, 2013

    RIO! You are making me very hungry!

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:38 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Sweet!…The cinnamon rolls are now in the oven…sniff!sniff!….Beau and I saw her mother sneak a whole big plate of cabbage rolls over to their neighbor while someone was downstairs…grunt!…Mother always gives away too many. The theory is she is showing off, maybe even saying she made them when she takes them over…sniff!…We are not sure though. My friend planned to freeze most of them and take them for lunch at the busy-place for a really long time – now not as long of time…grunt!

  46. Barb & Maggie
    5:39 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Irish butter. Just what it sounds like. Butter from Ireland. Matha Stewart is always talking about how good it is. Fresh Market had it on half price this weekend so we got some. $2 per 8 oz. instead of $4! Cows in Ireland graze in grass pastures and their milk – cream – butter is exceptionally creamy and rich. Available in gourmet groceries. Goes against our usual idea of local/sustainable food, but in this instance we splurged.

    Up the wazoo is an expression we use. It is similar to Chet saying “up the ying-yang”.

    Zinna plants are not exceptionally atractive, but the flowers are beautiful. They are pretty in the garden, and are one of the best for cut flowers.

    I do not make highways, but back on the farm the chickens and the goats both made them. The goats would walk single file out to the big pasture in the same place each day.

  47. Wose
    5:39 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Belle Starr: I hope your two-legged hasn’t left for her trip yet. Please make sure she gives you lots and lots of tummies before she leaves. Please don’t cry anymore. My eyes are still swollen from all my crying. You are my very best, most special friend, and I love you so much. Even though I am far away, I think of Mama Luna and you, you, you all the time.

    I am going to spend some time under the Rose quilt, so I can read your special message. I know Mama Luna will tuck you under the quilt. Maybe Tenzing will be your pillow.

  48. Wose
    5:42 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Pancho & Lefty: I hate making decisions. Can I have more time?

  49. Herd of Hounds
    5:53 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Hungry and jealous! Gooood food and beautiful gardens.
    Leonard: the HOH says, Whoo hoo, yodel, howl, BARK (baby has found her voice).
    T&G’s Mama: hope show went well and you aren’t toooo tired.
    Went to boat & trailer with Daddy Dawg. Overdid, boat was bouncy. Came home with the Old Fart! Don’t think we are 30 anymore 🙁

  50. Barb & Maggie
    5:54 pm on July 28th, 2013

    We would love to have some of Rio’s friends cabbage rolls. They look delish in the cookbook.

    Kelly’s husband Chad said last night that he isn’t sure about going to Texas for the wedding. Barb has said she won’t go unless they do. We all have reservations at the hotel, but it seems to be up in the air right now. Barb’s sister will be pi**ed if they don’t go, even tho Scott, her son, didn’t attend weddings on this side of the family.

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:55 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Stover!….The Bridge is going to be very excellent I think….heh!…The other show, The Killing, started off so slow I didn’t think it would ever get going, but now that it has it is really nail biting entertainment…snort!…But I still sob! over the latest episode…sob!sob!

  52. Barb & Maggie
    5:56 pm on July 28th, 2013

    So happy to see Leonard feeling tip top. Hope the shew was a winner today. And no obnoxious customers!

    HOH, don’t do too much bouncing around after that recent surgery.

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:57 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Barb!…Go to Alaska instead and show them all…heh!heh!

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:06 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Left!…So here is what’s left of the all day baking spree…snort!….More Hamburger Than Cabbage Rolls!

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:09 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Eight!…Here are the eight cinnamon rolls that are left…grunt!…Her mother gobbled one up right out of the oven…sniff!…I bet two or three are gone by morning…wheeze!

  56. Herd of Hounds
    6:18 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Rio: looks delish (drool).
    B&M: Tell Barb that your friends you choose, your family you explain!

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:27 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Boxes!…Some of youse are expecting little boxes from Me, and some of you are not…sniff!..If you are not expecting anything but receive something anyways, hold on to it until you receive another something in the mail and then open them together…grunt!…This only applies if you ARE NOT expecting something in your mail box…chuffle!…If you ARE expecting something then open as you wish…heh!

  58. Wose
    6:42 pm on July 28th, 2013

    RIO! All that food looks absolutely DE-LISH!

  59. Wose
    6:43 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Leonard: Walking tall, strong and proud! Wooooooooohoooo!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:46 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Rose!…It is all outta reach for me….grump!

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:09 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Supper!…Her mother is in charge of making supper tonight…sniff!….I hear it is going to be frozen pizza. Beau is over the moon…grunt!spit!

  62. Wose
    7:15 pm on July 28th, 2013

    RIO! Out of reach for me too! Wish I could snagg some of everything!

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:21 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Stover!…The old Captain on The Bridge is the same Captain from Monk, right?….snort!…I kept hearing the “voice” and then it dawned on me that with a little make-up (or not) that is the same actor from Monk…heh!heh!

  64. Herd of Hounds
    7:30 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Barb, I appreciate the warning, but I fear it is too late today. Felt badly about being a stick in the mud, so went out but lake turned choppy 🙁 🙁 🙁 Perhaps I will sleep with the giraffes tonight after all critters here get cared for.

  65. dawson
    7:46 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Barb & Maggie: I’m glad little Joe is alright. I think you should consider going to Alaska. Heh, heh.

    Loved all the pictures today, especially the Storyteller struttin’ his stuff without brace or cane and Annie sunning in the middle of the highway.

    Wose and BelleStarr: Dry your eyes and have one of Rio’s friend’s cinnamon buns with some Irish butter. Yummy.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:48 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Dawson!…Did you read my post about your returned stamp being in the box for Staffie??..snort!…You can open that there box when you get it…sniff!

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:56 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Barb!…If you ever come back, what is the name of the disease that the boy has on the show “Parenthood”??…snort!…The anti-social disease, I mea n…grunt!

  68. O'Howlers
    7:57 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Way to go, Leonard!

  69. O'Howlers
    8:01 pm on July 28th, 2013

    OMD!!!! Mom is twirling. Pop is splorting. They are going NORTH TO ALASKA!!!!!

    We aren’t allowed to go, but they promise to fill us in on everything. OMD!!!!!

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:04 pm on July 28th, 2013

    OHMYDAWG!….Lyle Lovett the famed country singer, (who was briefly married to actress Julia Roberts), is on The Bridge. Second episode. …snort!…He is a very good actor too….heh!heh!…He has one of those faces….chuffle!

  71. B. Stover
    8:04 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Rio: Yes, that is the guy who played the captain on Monk. He wore a toupee on that show.

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:05 pm on July 28th, 2013

    OHMYDAWG!….Again!…Howlers Maw and Paw are going North to Alaska!…Wow!Wow!Wow!

  73. O'Howlers
    8:07 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Rio, Lyle is one of our absolute favorites!!!! We love him. Him, and Dwight Yoakum!

  74. Macy's mom
    8:09 pm on July 28th, 2013

    I’m not her, but, aspergers syndrome.

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:11 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Lyle!…heh!snort!heh!…He just said my name on the show. If I’m lying, I’m dying…heh!…Stover, when the guy in the big cowboy hat is talking to the woman who lost her husband (the one that died after a heart attack), listen very closely to his monologue…snort!snort!…Lyle Lovett said my NAME!….Wooooo!Hoooo!…Who would have EVER thought???

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:13 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Crap!…Oh wait. Lyle didn’t say my name the woman did…grump!gah!…For a second though, I thought I was famous…heh!

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:16 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Stover!….The woman detective on the show, The Bridge, has Asperger’s syndrome….(thanks Macy!)…snort!…We recognize all the symptoms from another show that show-cases it…wheeze!

  78. O'Howlers
    8:19 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Here we are, with our best friend Cherokee, at Pints for Pups!

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:28 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Hot!…Youse Howlers look very hot!hot!hot!…snort!…And I don’t mean that in a ‘good-looking’ sort of way….sniff!

  80. B. Stover
    8:32 pm on July 28th, 2013

    That is similar to the character Edgar on King & Maxwell, though I think he has autism.

  81. Melanie
    8:33 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Congratulations to the O’Howlers’ Ma and Pa!

    Riö, all of that baking looked delish.

    YSAS is now finished doing the stand in for that film. I’ll be able to tell you more later next week.

    Saw a Downton Abbey tee shirt I would give to Zoë in a heart beat (if there was any room left on the credit cards)

    A picture of Maggie Smith with the words, “Do As The Dowager Countess Says”.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:35 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Melanie!…How the heck is Clarkson’ mouth doing anyways?…snort!…Is he all healed up now?…snoffle!

  83. Tenzing
    8:42 pm on July 28th, 2013

    My Lady is stopped in Deadhorse right now, but we are all twining and splorting with the news that the Howlers’ ‘rents are coming north to Alaska.

    Staff: My lady may not have grown up in Alaska, but she says all true for her except number 9. She told me along time ago that when we moved here it felt like coming home.

    Woo and hoo for the Storyteller! Am I the only one that sees a sly smile on his face? The kind that says ‘I may or may not dance a jig at any moment. I could if I wanted, but you’ll have to stick around and see.’ My Lady had that smile when she said ‘good riddance’ to her back brace.

  84. Herd of Hounds
    8:43 pm on July 28th, 2013

    HRH B: Asperger’s is a very high functioning form of Autism. Have a godson with it.

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on July 28th, 2013

    DeadHorse!…snort!…What a place to stop. I hope Rebecca can find some good food in Deadhorse…sniff! …Something without whiskers…gah!

  86. O'Howlers
    8:45 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Rio, we were in the woods on the mountain, or what passes for a mountain in these parts. It wasn’t hot, other than the HOT eminating off of Her Hotness Meashka! Heh!

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:07 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Meashka!…She reminds me of what I was going to post a lot earlier…snort!…WHERE IS SIBERH TODAY?…Wheeze!

  88. Herd of Hounds
    9:45 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Very busy day all around. Eyelids reaching for each zzzzzz. Nighty night.

  89. Princess Sam
    10:00 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Heh heh heh. This time I get to meet the O’Howlers. Last time I was left home. I’ll be stowed away and get to meet and greet Mama Howler.

  90. Princess Sam
    10:01 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Oh and ha ha Kat, this time I get to be there and you don’t.

  91. Barb & Maggie
    10:09 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Sorry for not responding earlier. Barb went to Josh’s for dinner.

    Yes, Aspegers is a high functioning form of autism. Edgar probably has something like that. If it were more pronounced he would not be able to speak.

    About how much is the cost of going to Alaska? We want to see if it is a possibility.

    Afraid to ask, but how did Deadhorse get its name?

  92. Barb & Maggie
    10:13 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Oleys, Cherokee Purple and Paul Robeson are still our two favorites of the season.

  93. Gus and BooBear
    10:16 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Barb, not sure how much to fly from where you are, but C.Hobbit has graciously offered sleeping quarters for plunderers. Some of us are staying there and some of us are making other accommodations. If you can work it out, this is the year to go! We have quite a group making the trip. What a cheering section AJ will have!

  94. Melanie
    10:16 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Riö, YSAS’s jaw is doing much better. He can eat most everything except Doritos.
    He can now talk.

    Deadhorse, eh? I’d be a might careful about getting something to eat around there.

    OTAS and GLAD have had two lists up in their kitchen. “House short term projects”‘ and “House long term projects” for the year.

    All the items on the short term list are crossed off and half of the long term.

    I bet I could get a lot more done if I didn’t have to look for my list, the keys, my hat, my cup of coco, the pen I just had in my hand . .

    Also, if I could remember why I just got up and went in a different room that would be a help.


  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Melanie!…You are starting to seriously worry me…sniff!

    Tomatoes!…She still has two bushes of little hard green tomatoes…sniff!…Nothing is getting big or turning red…grump!

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:22 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Rolls!…Oh and we are short one more cinnamon roll …grump!…Who eats that much? And doesn’t give me some?….growl!

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:49 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Armed!… Did I tell youse guys about the One-Armed Man who approached my friend in the grocery store parking lot this morning while she was putting the groceries into the back of my old Subaru?…snort!….Well, a One-Armed Man approached her from an angle that made her turn her back on the grocery cart and her purse and asked if she would put his bracelet back on his one wrist. He said it fell off. …sniff!…She immediately was on alert and positioned herself so she could see her cart with the purse and then with much ado put his bracelet back onto his one wrist…grunt!….It is a very sad state of affairs when you cannot trust your fellow one-armed man anymore in fear of being robbed in the local grocery store parking lot…wuffle!

  98. Tupper and Gilly
    10:51 pm on July 28th, 2013


    She is twirling because they had a good show, and the Storyteller is doing so well, and she saw her friends, and she got Chinese take out on the way to the house, and now she is HOME where she is supposed to be, cuddling Corgis and Kats, Wrotten as they are. She says all she cares about is sleeping in her own bed, with her own pillow. And with us in our beds next to her, snoring so she knows we are there.

    Home is a good place to be. G’night all

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:56 pm on July 28th, 2013

    PS:…This one-armed man looked just like Robert Carlyle…gasp!…Her heart-rate rose the minute she saw him because he played such an evil Rumpelstiltskin…sniff!

  100. Staff
    11:05 pm on July 28th, 2013

    We had our first home grown tomato today. It was a Cherokee Purple. Mr.Staff thinks it is a ‘funny’ color.

    Oh My Dog we are going to be a crowd in Anchorage. YeeHaw!

  101. Barb & Maggie
    11:14 pm on July 28th, 2013

    Barb is giving thought to going to Alaska and to heck with leaving all her savings to her kids when she is gone. She is thinking of putting this trip on her bucket list. If she is going to go, this is the year. Barb was very frugal her whole life and her kids like to live large, so therefore…..

    Nighty noodles!

  102. Barb & Maggie
    11:34 pm on July 28th, 2013

    C Hobbit, We tried to find you on our email, but were not successful. Please email us tomorrow, as we are going to bed now. If Barb does go, it will have to be on a budget. Do you have room for her as a guest? She does not need anything fancy. A day bed or sofa will do. Maybe a pallet on the floor, however, she might be too old for that!

  103. Staff
    11:57 pm on July 28th, 2013

    who has their passport stamps chosen already? Not me. What have you chosen?

    sniff sniff.

    I am so curious.

  104. Macy's mom
    1:55 am on July 29th, 2013

    Barb, I have an aunt between Anchorage and Willow, that I know would be happy to put you up, especially if we are there too. I am working on getting mr. scrooge to part with some of his precious airline miles.

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