Coffee With A Canine

Here’s a link to Marshall Zeringue’s place:

http://americareads.blogspot.com/2011/09/coffee-with-canine-peter-abrahams.html

And here’s Audrey.

Welcome Seren and Dipity, k.d., Sam and Sadie, Sheba. Chicken Joker please retry.

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71 Responses to “Coffee With A Canine”

  1. Barb & Maggie
    9:06 am on September 13th, 2011

    Good morning everyone! That is such a great pic. of Spence and Audrey. Always wondered what Audrey’s breeding was, and he said yesterday Golden and Bernese. You can see the retriever part (even tho she doesn’t want to retrieve).

    Had a great relaxing day yesterday. Thank you for all the b-day wishes. Now today I get to go to the dentist. Yuck! Well, at least it isn’t a crown.

    Melanie, hope you don’t mind, but I saved the pic of the cake that Maggie blurred back for me, and then emailed to a couple of friend. Everyone loved it! It was so cute.

  2. Sam
    9:11 am on September 13th, 2011

    Karen! A groomer! I’m doomed. I’m going to hide under the bed now.

  3. Melanie
    9:19 am on September 13th, 2011

    Now Sam, she just might have hair extensions. You never know. . .

    Barb & MagPie: Of course!

    About the above picture. I asked a certain someone about that thing I mentioned last night. And that someone said “Totally Fine!” So email me.

  4. Rose
    9:36 am on September 13th, 2011

    Good Morning All!

    Reading over last night’s posts…

    Miss Macy: I’m so worried about you. Wish you could come over to the East Coast.

    Rio: Welcome home!

    Rebecca: Could we see pictures of the new pups…pretty please??
    Give Belle Starr a hug for me.

    Welcome Karen!!!!

    I adore that picture of SQ and Audrey. Uh, Melanie…Do you think you could be me on that list?

  5. Rose
    9:38 am on September 13th, 2011

    Sam: You look lovely long or short haired!

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:42 am on September 13th, 2011

    Melanie, We will email you if you wish, or could we just be put on the list from here? You have our email and snail adresses.

    Do you need more KW bean seeds this year? We plan to save some, if they get a chance to dry before the frost.

  7. B.Stover
    9:44 am on September 13th, 2011

    I absolutely love that picture.

    Poor Sam. Could we have a picture after Karen the groomer leaves?

    Good morning all.

  8. Sam
    9:45 am on September 13th, 2011

    Oh – hair extensions – I didn’t think of that. Well then, Karen, welcome to the blog!

  9. B.Stover
    9:45 am on September 13th, 2011

    Barb: Do those beans have to be grown in the ground or can they be grown in a container?

  10. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:49 am on September 13th, 2011

    Hi Karen! Welcome to our zoo!

    Um, Melanie, could that certain someone do that certain something for a certain Wolfie? It would look fabulous on Mom’s cubicle.

  11. B.Stover
    9:59 am on September 13th, 2011

    Welcome Karen. (Sorry for the confusion–Sam: You are not doomed!)

    Have a beautiful vacation T&G.

  12. Melanie
    10:24 am on September 13th, 2011

    Yes, please Staff!
    Have a great time this weekend . . .

  13. C. Harris
    10:25 am on September 13th, 2011

    Ahhh…a human and their dog, nothing finer.

    Melanie I think you asked about daylight up in the arctic. We are doing well, I starts getting dark around 8 PM but soon we will start losing 5 minutes/day and then we will have a couple of very dark months.

    I would leave the leaves on the ground but 3 years ago I decided to put in a lawn. Unfortunately, it was a very cold, wet summer (I ran my furnace) so a lot of the grass seed didn’t germinate. I’ve been gone the 2 summers since then. If I leave the leaves on my so-called lawn, bad things will happen. I also discovered that I am not a lawn person and spending 1.5 hours mowing is drudgery. Plus all the weeds that flourish since the grass isn’t thick enough to choke them out.

  14. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:47 am on September 13th, 2011

    Audrey!… Is it just me or is that one great big paw!?….snort!….And I don’t mean Audrey’s…heh!

  15. Staff
    10:58 am on September 13th, 2011

    Gosh Rio that is a huge paw. Makes you wonder if he has to use an extra large key board doesn’t it.

    Melanie I will get on it. One for you, Zoe and Dan? Just in case?

  16. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:03 am on September 13th, 2011

    Theory!… My theory is his big paws are the reason the books take so long to come out…snort!…He has to tip-tap tippety-tap very carefully with those big paws…chorkel!

  17. BearSpiritDog
    11:12 am on September 13th, 2011

    Oh, no! I called in my special request to Wellesley Books and Rebecca told me Spence will be signing only names, not phrases. Gah! and here I agonized over getting it just right.

  18. Staff
    11:24 am on September 13th, 2011

    Melanie,
    I need another Newfie pic. for the badges. :-) I put the other one in a safe place. Sorry.

  19. Barb & Maggie
    11:41 am on September 13th, 2011

    Bear, They did not tell me that yesterday. Phoohey! Maybe for the Plunderers he will make an exception.

    Bee, I think the beans might be hard to grow in a pot. Do you have a little area by your patio where you could do a trellis? The vines will get about 6 feet long. They do best in full sun.

    Off to the dentist. BBL

  20. B.Stover
    12:26 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Barb: Thank you. Wow! Six feet. I don’t really have the room but the beans in Melanie’s picture look wonderful! Hope the dentist appointment went well.

  21. Masquers
    12:29 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Basil & Sage: Will you be doing Guard duty while the family frolics at the Beach? Guard Kats.Heh.Has a nice ring to it.

  22. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:03 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Guard!….WeatherKats are fine, but GuardKats just ain’t right!…snort!

  23. Melanie
    1:07 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Staff, I will send you one, or put it on the blog, as soon as I get downstairs again. On the older computer, Zoë is using the new one.

    I’m supposed to be resting. Don’t tell anyone I’m on the computer!

  24. Barb & Maggie
    1:20 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Just got back from a painless hour at the dentist. Tooth all fixed. Of course, can’t talk or eat for 2 hours till the novacain wears off. Think we will go sit on the patio, read and wait for the mail delivery.

  25. Siber-H
    1:23 pm on September 13th, 2011

    That’s a beautiful photo!! Mom needed that this morning because she hasn’t had a very good morning so far.

    I got skunked, but I got the little bugger. He is deader than a doornail. Mom put the body beside the road and called animal control to come pick him up.
    The bad news is that mom immediately called the fanciest grooming place in town because they open at 6:30am and with some begging she got them to take me in immediately. gah and double gah

  26. Mollypop
    1:25 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Siber-H – Have you been Wonderfluffed?

  27. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:26 pm on September 13th, 2011

    SiberH!…heh!heh!…A morning to remember!…snort!…Do you smell like a skunky powder-puff?…heh!

  28. Siber-H
    1:36 pm on September 13th, 2011

    No to the Wonderfluff. They wouldn’t dare.
    Yes, I smell like a skunky powder puff. Skunk smell doesn’t bother me so I don’t know why it should my folks. Time is the best cure for skunk smell.

  29. Macy the Min-pin
    1:39 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Eau de skunk! I love a man who smells like nature. Mom,not so much.

    Happy day after Barb.

    Melanie, the picture will look great in mom’s (future) workspace as well. dre ee ee ee eem, dream, dream, dree-em.

    In case you did not know it, Wookie is A#1 in our book. (easy Mr. Redbone, we are just friends.) And his folks are not bad either.

  30. Siber-H
    1:42 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Melanie, Thank you and Spence for offering to do the photo.
    I’ll be sending you a message on the SDD sometime today.

  31. B.Stover
    2:36 pm on September 13th, 2011

    I sympathize with SH’s mom.

    (Pondering: The skunk’s odor is his defense mechanism but it doesn’t bother other four-legged beings, only human beings. So…not much of a defense mechanism.)

  32. Melanie
    2:43 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Staff is going to make us IDs!

    So I picked the picture. It’s of our older Lady, Eleanor.

    Snickering . . .

  33. BearSpiritDog
    3:05 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Siber-H: Too bad about the skunking, if only because of that unscheduled trip to the groomer. Didn’t they have anything to remove the odor? Not that we care, but our families don’t seem to like it much.

    Eleanor: A lovely photo for your ID!

    Barb&Magpie: We’ll just have to wait and see what Spence signs. I hope you are right and he will make an exception for the Plunderers. Good news about the dentist.

  34. BearSpiritDog
    3:24 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Wookie! Our Cookbook came in the mail today!!! We LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! I cannot thank you enough for doing this. A Big Thank You too to your mom and dad. They are the Best!

  35. Siber-H
    3:30 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Bear, They do use something to remove the odor, but then they have to do the bath, toenails and brush. The pet spa (and they do call it a pet spa instead of a groomer) is a pretty big place so mom figured they would have the de-skunking solution on hand. I like going to my regular groomer better but she works in her house and mom didn’t want to do that to her. I’m not telling the dogs at the dog park tomorrow that I was hauled off to a pet spa.

    Stover, Mom has always wondered the same thing about the skunks defense mechanism. It has never worked on any of her dogs. The dogs do not care.

  36. Snowhook Bella
    3:54 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Oh, Siber-H…

    Melanie: The picture of Elanore is great for a badge! I wonder if Spence’s book tour has a stop in Willow? Dout it, but like Macy I can dream!

  37. Masquers
    3:59 pm on September 13th, 2011

    B & Siber: I wonder if the skunk spray does bother certain wild animals as it is the skunk’s unique defense against life threatening encounters. If nothing else it would certainly startle any aggressor. Hard to believe only canines are unaffected. Maybe not all canines, only Sibers?

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:09 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Tour!…When is Melanie and Clarkson going to see Spencer and Company on their whirlwind tour?…snort!…I can’t wait for the story about this encounter…woooo!wheee!

  39. Barb & Maggie
    4:16 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Love the badge, Melanie.

    Barb waited and waited for the mail, but still no cookbook, just junk mail!

    Back to the patio, we have to finish One Good Turn so we can read Dog Who. Barb is sneaking in 1 chapter a day till she finishes the library book. OGT is One long book!

  40. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:24 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Hey, the cookbook made to Washington! Maybe it will be at my house today!

  41. Melanie
    4:38 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Hamlet:
    To be, or not to be?
    That is the question.

    Canine:
    To skunk, or not to be skunked?
    Why is that a question?

  42. Siber-H
    5:14 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Masquers, Mom says you may be right about only certain kinds of dogs not caring whether or not they get sprayed and still going after the skunk. Her experience has been with Sibers and a Dingo killing skunks.
    I bet The Hot One wouldn’t care.

    Great photo for the badge, Melanie!

  43. Barb & Maggie
    5:41 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Siber, I think I would kill a skunk if I got a chance!

  44. Siber-H
    5:45 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Maggie, That’s My Girl!!

  45. bluecat
    6:44 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Our AOL account has been hacked. Apologies if any of you get nasty spam.

  46. Melanie
    7:04 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Bluecat: so sorry that happened to you. It does explain a friend of ours email to us. She is also AOL.

  47. Snowhook Bella
    7:23 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Belle Starr waiting to pounce an unsuspecting member of the Outlaw litter when she was younger—she terrorized then, she terrorizes them today.

  48. Melanie
    7:29 pm on September 13th, 2011

    She’s very good at camouflage!

  49. Siber-H
    7:29 pm on September 13th, 2011

    She’s a cutie with very tastefully applied eye makeup.

    We are looking forward to puppy pictures…the new little ones.

  50. Masquers
    7:55 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Belle-Starr looks so sweet to be a terror.

  51. BearSpiritDog
    8:01 pm on September 13th, 2011

    It’s in the low 60’s this evening…good weather to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and curl up with THE BOOK. Back in the am – Bear

  52. Melanie
    8:13 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Night Bear, sounds good.

    The Hunter’s Moon is rising over our tree covered hills. I can actually see it moving. Orange tinted. Beautiful . .

  53. B.Stover
    8:20 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Blast! It’s overcast here so I can’t see the moon.

  54. Melanie
    8:59 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Drat! I just can’t stay up any longer. Nite B.Stover!

    TTFN everyone

  55. B.Stover
    9:09 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Good night all.

  56. Barb & Maggie
    9:19 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Good night, everyone is off to bed early.

    Think we will go watch some Jackie-O and then the Season’s Premier of Parenthood.

    Swwet dreams, will be back tomorrow morning.

  57. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:20 pm on September 13th, 2011

    SiberH — way to go, you really showed that skunk. I would have loved to go after the one that got me, but mom and dad did not think that was a very good idea at the time.
    B&M — I bet it will arrive tomorrow; it was mailed yesterday as Priority Mail. Are there any MG’s in the neighborhood? It is probably good to be extra vigilant in case there are. Wookie

  58. Mollypop
    9:36 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Free for the Kindle – Microsoft Word – The How-To Guide.

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Wheeze!….cough!…We are back to our old routine of walking up hills and down hills and around hills, under hills and eventually home…grunt!…Wookie, before I get off on a tangent my friend says I need to thank you one more time for getting the cookbook published and then mailing it out to everybody…snort!….She says she wants to try and make something from it this weekend…..wuffle! …I bet she will try one of Debbies recipes!…heh!

    Rockies!….Yes! We are back and ready to settle in and watch the Rockies play the Brewers…snort! snort!

  60. Macy the Min-pin
    9:44 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Skunks? Are they like stinky possums? I do not believe I have met one. They sound like they have issues.

  61. Siber-H
    9:57 pm on September 13th, 2011

    I haven’t met a possum. We don’t have them here. Skunks are cuter than possums. Mom says skunks are very soft and silky. She has had to pick up a few dead ones in her time.

  62. Siber-H
    10:34 pm on September 13th, 2011

    We are having thunder and lightning. Mom is unplugging me.

    Night All

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:38 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Tired!…Is everybody all tuckered out tonight?…snort!… I know I am. My friend is seriously tired but refusing to go to bed yet while the Rocks are playing. The score is tied at 1 to 1…heh!

    Smelly!…I wonder where SiberH sleeps when he is all skunky – he has never said where he sleeps has he?….hmmmm!

  64. Staff
    10:52 pm on September 13th, 2011

    for Melanie…

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Batter!…We are going to watch Todd Helton bat and then we are going upstairs to bed. We will listen to the end of the game on the radio…snuffle!sneeze!…I wonder if SiberH sleepa on his mountain of toys…heh!

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  68. AbbietheKitty
    10:55 pm on September 13th, 2011

    I hope that is what Melanie wanted.

    Macy, Don’t go near Skunks. Staff had a kitty named Gypsy and she got skunked and she cried and cried. Mr.Staff was home alone with her and had to clean her up the poor thing. She was skunked right in her face and it was nasty.

  69. Gus & BooBear
    11:02 pm on September 13th, 2011

    Melanie, put us on the list please!!! We will also send an email. SQ is so nice to put up with all of our requests!!

    Night all. Still hot and dry in Texas. This is why they say we have 2 seasons in Houston…summer and Christmas.

    G&BB

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