Cool Drink, Hot Day: From Thereby Hangs A Tail

The driver lowered the binoculars, made her way up the slope, coming right toward me for sure. When she got close, just beyond my hidey-hole, she stopped and squatted down, peering inside. “Oh my God,” she said. “Are you all right?” She had a nice voice and a nice face, but I didn’t move or make a sound.

Lots of things dangled from the driver’s belt. One was some kind of radio. She spoke into it. “Delta three,” she said. “Affirmative on that dog. Not a coyote. Repeat, dog. I’ll bring him in.” She clicked off. “C’mon out, big guy. Must’ve been quite a scare, huh? Everything’s all right now. I’m not going to hurt you.”

I’d heard that before. I didn’t move.

“Thirsty?” she said. “You look a little thirsty.” She walked down to the jeep, returned with a metal dish, poured water from a canteen – oh, the smell – and laid the dish near me.

I didn’t move, not for the longest time. She squatted out there in the hot sun, patient, kind of like Bernie. The smell of that water, so cool and fresh: who could resist it forever? Not me. I crept forward and slurped up all the water in the dish, keeping my eyes on her the whole time.

“Knew you were thirsty,” she said, refilling the dish. I drank the refill, and then another, and some more after that. “Been through the mill, haven’t you?” she said. I didn’t get that. I lay by the dish, most of my body outside the hole, chin on the ground, eyes on the driver. She had a nice voice and a nice face; was patient like Bernie. “Okay if I look at your tag?”

I didn’t stop her. She reached out, examined the tag. “Chet, huh? That’s a nice name.” She took a notebook from her pocket. “I’ll just copy down this number.”

Welcome Toby.




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109 Responses to “Cool Drink, Hot Day: From Thereby Hangs A Tail”

  1. OleyHowlers
    8:59 am on July 16th, 2012

    Good morning, Everyone!
    That was a good day for Chet.

    Phillies finally won a series! {heh heh heh}

  2. dawson
    9:05 am on July 16th, 2012

    Water…a good day to be sitting in it.
    I’m having iced coffee.

  3. Barb & Maggie
    9:14 am on July 16th, 2012

    Good morning everyone. Hope all are felling tip top today.

    Yesterday when we delivered the chickens there was a Chessie there. The people had a really neat water feature with a fountain at one end and then a little stream running to a shallow pool at the end. The dog kept running over a flopping down in the stream to cool off. Barb wanted to join her!

  4. B.Stover
    9:20 am on July 16th, 2012

    Good morning all.

  5. Melanie
    9:24 am on July 16th, 2012

    Poor Dawson, heard you’re getting over 100 degrees today. YIKES!

    Hi OleyHowelers! That was a good day for Chet. I was just listening to the audio of THAT and he had not had a couple of good days before he got water. Also, being almost blown up? Things had to get better.

    Today already 88% humidity. This early in the morning it’s only 77 degrees with a slight breeze.

    Whoops, Dan rang his doorbell to come inside. That takes a while.

    Anyhoo, Dan saw a Bobcat this morning! All the birds, squirrels and chipmunks knew the beast was around. (scary music) Dan was waiting to watch his friends, but nothing! then a murder of crows started cawing and diving down into the neighbor’s yard. The neighbors yard is lower than ours. Out came the Bobcat with the crows on his tail. He rushed across the street and then down into the river on the backside of our yard. The crows are still going at it. Nothing else is stirring . . .

    Hmmm, I’ll find a picture of our Bobcats from around here.

  6. Princess Sam
    9:26 am on July 16th, 2012

    Barb, I know you will miss those chickens, but it looks like they have gone to a happy place. Can you visit them?

  7. Melanie
    9:29 am on July 16th, 2012

    Morning Barb and MagPIe, I wanted to tell you that I want s*h*o*e*s just like your chickens. I think I could really start a fad.

    Morning B. Stover, I have not forgotten you wanted an update on the gutter lettuce. After many errors it is finally working.

    Here is a photo by Bill Bouton of a bobcat.

  8. Melanie
    9:30 am on July 16th, 2012

    Hi Sam (and everyone else) I think that covers my Good Mornings!

  9. dawson
    9:52 am on July 16th, 2012

    Lynx Rufus or Bobcat or Common American Wild Cat. I can picture the crows harassing him out of the neighborhood! Dan got to see quite the show.
    I appreciate all the ooohs and ahhhs over our 102 degree with high humidity day that will feel like 108 degrees. I don’t plan on going outside…well I did just water the seedlings…now I’m in for the day. What about all our Southern neighbors…they must be getting worse that we are up here in the north. How you southerners stand it I will never know…I’m thinking now of moving to the Yukon.

  10. Princess Sam
    9:56 am on July 16th, 2012

    Hooray! Molly’s Mom is coming today. That means I will get soft boiled egg on my yucky old kibble tomorrow morning.

  11. B.Stover
    10:35 am on July 16th, 2012

    Thanks for the info about the lettuce Melanie.

    I think the bobcat is beautiful. Of course, I don’t think I’d want to see it in person. I saw a deer and two fawns eating leaves beside the road in a parkway here. I’ve never seen them in the park before. (A friend of mine said that the economy is affecting everyone.)

    It’s going to be in the high 90s here so I’m staying in the AC.

  12. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:50 am on July 16th, 2012

    Good morning, y’all! I can’t stay long. Mom’s leaving for work early so she can stop at the pet store in town to get Bubbie’s special cat food. I don’t know why she bothers — we all end up eating each other’s food anyway!

    Dawson: You’re actually warmer than we are these days! Right now it’s 82 degrees with 74 percent humidity, but it’s only supposed to get up to 92 today. I’ll admit those days when it got up to 107 degrees were pretty toasty, though! Dad keeps laughing at me because whenever he puts me out in the backyard, I end up in the crawlspace under the house. Well, if he was forced to sit out in the sun covered with black hair he’d try to find someplace cool, too! He left me out there for 20 minutes yesterday! He keeps thinking I’d like to play outside in the fresh air. Doesn’t he realize that fresh air comes out of the air conditioner???!!!

  13. Melanie
    11:02 am on July 16th, 2012

    OTAS and GLAD’s dog agrees with you, Kirby T.!

    Papi decided to get cool by digging under the deck. He got so far in he couldn’t get out! He’s crying, GLAD is calling vets, OTAS is stripping the boards off the top of the deck.

    They got him out. He is much happier and they are putting lattice around the bottom of the deck today!

  14. BearSpiritDog
    11:05 am on July 16th, 2012

    Good Morning!
    The intro this morning is a good one. Chet did have some hair-raising adventures in that story, which continues to be one of our favorites.

    Barb&Magpie: Sounds like your chickens have a cool new place to live. They are quite unusual…and beautiful.
    So, you will be taking 6 hens with you along with Peaches?

    Melanie: It was rumored there were cougars on the Island at one time. Once when we were out for a walk and descending down a long trail to the beach I suddenly began pulling on the leash, urging Nana back up the hill. She tells everyone I saved her from harm that day.
    The bobcat in the photo is beautiful, but better seen from a distance I think, as Dan was able to do.

    Dawson: You were so near when you saw our sign. One of these days we’ll all meet in person. I just know it.
    Looking forward to reading the book.

    Kirby: Fresh air from the air conditioner…lol.
    Better than being stuck under the deck like someone we just heard about!

    Have to go…Someone here has run out of creamer for her cawfee and is having a meltdown. Looks like a store-run is in our near future.

  15. B.Stover
    11:18 am on July 16th, 2012

    Rio: What does “Seals and Croft” refer to?

  16. Tupper and Gilly
    11:21 am on July 16th, 2012

    We are in Big Trouble around here. Mama got home too late last night to talk to our Gramp, but this morning he filled her in on how bad we were all weekend. Every four-legged here was spewing from one end or the other, and Gramp spent the whole weekend cleaning up.
    Now Mama is looking into whether their hotel for the next weekend’s show takes dogs.
    HA! Our evil plan worked!

  17. Tupper and Gilly
    11:22 am on July 16th, 2012

    Oh Bee. sigh
    We really need to get you out more….

  18. B.Stover
    11:24 am on July 16th, 2012

    T&G: LOL! I still want to know what Seals and Croft is……

  19. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:30 am on July 16th, 2012

    Singers!…Stover, I was referring to the music video that Staff posted last night…snort!…Seals and Croft were very famous musicians back in the 70’s…heh!…So I hear.

  20. Tupper and Gilly
    11:31 am on July 16th, 2012

    Bee – they were a 70’s singing group that did one of the defining songs of the era: Summer Breeze

  21. Tupper and Gilly
    11:33 am on July 16th, 2012

    Carpola! No dogs allowed at the hotel. What’s up with that?

  22. B.Stover
    11:38 am on July 16th, 2012

    Thank you Rio and T&G. I remember the song and I like it.

  23. OleyHowlers
    11:43 am on July 16th, 2012

    T&G: Find a Clarion!

    B&M, we forgot to tell you how beautiful Mom thinks your chickens are. Us…we think they are all tasy. heh heh

    We would like to get hold of that there kat,Melanie.

    We forgot to tell youse that Dima scored a groundhog of his own late yesterday afternoon! Now it is Kat’s turn!

    So far, it is only 80 here, but humidity is 61% . Pop still made us stay outdoors. We think it is because Kat-proofing takes too much time.

  24. B.Stover
    12:00 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Mmmmmm…I somehow missed Staff’s post about the song.

  25. Masquers
    12:02 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Sun is out here.
    Looks to be a very nice day.
    Stay kool everyone.

  26. Melanie
    12:47 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Pool time starts at 2:15 pm.
    Dogs invited. (Siber-H, you can watch from the stairs)
    Not sure about Kats. Any Kats out there like to swim?

  27. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:02 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Kitty-Pool!…snort!…Just throw Alice in and see if she sinks…heh!…We all know AbbieTheFat will!…chorkel!

  28. Tupper and Gilly
    1:08 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Rio – Abbie the Fluffy will FLOAT! So might certain Pugs whose necks are bigger than their heads. We mean that in the literal sense – we all know that there is NOTHING bigger than a Pug’s ego-head.
    tee hee

  29. dawson
    1:12 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Wait! I thought fat was supposed to float. I would love a kiddy pool.

  30. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:21 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Eggo-head!…snort!…I like Eggos, the bigger the better…heh!…One thing is for sure miss poopie-pants, I wouldn’t get in a pool with your or Gilly for all the Slim Jims in the world…icky!

  31. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:41 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Heads!…Speaking of Egg-Heads, Breaking Bad premiered yesterday…snort!snort!….We are going to watch it ON DEMAND though, so we might have to wait for the episode to show up out there…grunt!…Only 8 shows and then 5 more next summer to finish the show…bummer!

  32. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    1:49 pm on July 16th, 2012

    T&G: The other hotel chain that is extremely pet friendly is LaQuinta. That’s where we vacated to during the power outage here. Don’t know if there are any nearby to where you mom and dad are going, but they are definitely first rate when it comes to pet friendly.


  33. Siber-H
    2:48 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Rio, Breaking bad. There was a front page article on the show in Sunday’s newspaper, It was mostly about how happy the city is they film here. The 5 episodes for next summer will be shot here in Nov.
    Bryan Cranston goes to some of the Isotopes games. He is a baseball fan.
    There is a new book out about the series, “Breaking Bad and Philosophy: Badder Living through Chemistry”. That is a strange title, but the newspaper gave it a good review.

  34. Siber-H
    2:51 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Good for Dima! Way to go guy!

    Melanie, I can happily watch any pool parties from the second story of your house.

  35. Tupper and Gilly
    2:53 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Thanks for the hotel recommendations. Mama will keep them in mind for future travel. Unfortunatly, where they are going on the Cape, there are very few chain hotels, and none of the aforementioned places are anywhere in the area.

  36. Tupper and Gilly
    3:30 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Mama is about to go get wonderfluffed. We have to be prepared to giggle.
    See ya all later

  37. Masquers
    3:32 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Swimming means getting wet. Not a good idea – if the drowned rat look Mr Gray Squirrel exhibited during a downpour is any indication of what I would look like.

  38. Mollypop's Mom
    3:38 pm on July 16th, 2012

    I’m at Sam’s until tomorrow. Today was the pulmonary function test and tomorrow is the cataract doctor.

    Rio – I saw a commercial with a beaver that had a voice that sounded just like Rocky the Undercover Squirrel. Is he doing commercials now?

  39. Masquers
    3:47 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Mollys Mom: How long is the recup time from the surgery?

  40. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:52 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Rocky!…He better not be doing commercials! Thats not in his Bed-Bug contract…grunt!…His damned Hill-Billy friends keep encouraging him to be an Actor-Squirrel….wheeze!

  41. Mollypop's Mom
    3:56 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Masquers – I won’t know until I see the doc tomorrow. I have heard that it doesn’t take long to recover.

  42. Masquers
    4:06 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Just in: Stephen Covey gone at age 79. RIP.

  43. Masquers
    4:07 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Mollys Mom: Will you be staying with Sammie for a few days? She’ll love that…kibble with eggs every morning!

  44. bluecat
    4:17 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Memo to Linda the Lurker: the spices arrived safely. Thanks for the donation. Note to Melanie: they’re gluten free.

    Has anyone read Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole books?

    Masquers – Steven Covey certainly encouraged transformation. RIP.

    Molly’s Mom – don’t forget the eye drops and you’ll be just fine. From what I hear, colors will look brighter. Sam might even appear to be more dazzling.

  45. Princess Sam
    4:27 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Masquers, I’m planning on having Molly’s Mom here for maybe a oup of days when one eye is done and then a week later when the other one is done. Lots of soft boiled eggs!

  46. SnowBella
    4:34 pm on July 16th, 2012

    It is good to be home. Belle Starr greeted me by splorting her stolen pizza crust at my feet. Now, if that doesn’t scream love and adoration, I don’t know what does.

  47. Barb & Maggie
    4:34 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Have been gone – Barb had to spend some hours at the office showing Lisa how to do some things that only she knew how to do.

    Yes, the chickens went to a good place. Those little guys are easy targets for hawks, so they are in a safe place. Yes, we could visit them, but probably never will. They will be 2 hours away, so maybe an email check up is more realistic.

    Peaches, who is a hen, will have 4 or 5 other hens with her. No roosters. That means we will never have hatching eggs, but roos are just too noise for a country subdivision like Josh’s. Especially if we are flying under the radar. Don’t want to pi** off anyone.

  48. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:03 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Roosters!…There are some roosters in our neighborhood I think…snort!…Every now and then I hear one letting loose!…heh!

    Rebecca!…When did you get home?…wuffle!…Please tell me it was days ago…grunt!

  49. SnowBella
    5:22 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Rio: After several delayed flights and only one quick wave from a certain cartwheeling pug, I arrived home in the wee hours of Sunday mornin. AJ did remember to pick me up so I didn’t have to walk home. We slept in yesterday. I am happy to report the almond bark popcorn Bev made for AJ did arrive in tact and was promptly given to the Giant. Have I mentioned how handsome AJ is?—He looks better with three week’s age in him. His hair has grown quite a bit, too.

  50. OleyHowlers
    5:38 pm on July 16th, 2012

    We are so happy that Bella is reunited with her Giant. That was one heck of a long trip.

    Aunt MPM, keep us posted on the surgery. You will be able to travel even further afterwards! Kat is so jealous of Sam.

    Maggie, your human is going to be so busy and tired from moving. You should just take a break and come visit us!

    Siber, you must be coaching Dima. Today, he stole the braided bully stick. He is guarding it obsessively right now! But don’t worry…Kat will distract him while wily Meash sneaks up and snaps it away. Heh heh

  51. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:54 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Bully!…Stick!…snort!…That’s not what I think it is, is it?…gah!

  52. OleyHowlers
    6:12 pm on July 16th, 2012

    LOL! Rio, a Bully Stick is a chew stick…some brand name thing. Don’t worry, it is not what we use to beat each other….we just use our bodies for that! heh heh

  53. OleyHowlers
    6:14 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Mom is falling off of her chair right now. She wanted to show you what a Bully Stick is…she buys them at the Feed Store, mostly to keep Kat and Meashka busy if they must stay indoors all day. So here is the link, but you are going to fall on the floor laughing too!

  54. BearSpiritDog
    6:20 pm on July 16th, 2012

    SnowBella: You are happy to be home. I can tell by the Big smile on your face 🙂

  55. BearSpiritDog
    6:24 pm on July 16th, 2012

    O.Howlers: Yark! Say it isn’t so.

  56. Melanie
    6:44 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Oh yes, it is so!! Never gotten them for the Pack. snicker

    Pool party was grand. I didn’t realize that dogs could blur right into the water and then back out again. Siber-H? I believe I caught your reflection in the window.

    Going to rest for a while


  57. SnowBella
    6:46 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Melanie: Did you happen to see something pink, sparkly, with ruffles in the pool? I haven’t been able to find Belle Starr all day…

  58. Siber-H
    6:48 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Fellow Sibers, LOL We are cracking up here.

    BTW Dima and I took one of Trigger’s classes. We both got A’s in it.

  59. Tupper and Gilly
    7:12 pm on July 16th, 2012

    We are cracking up too. Rio – we don’t think you have even one tiny little thing to worry about….
    We are also cracking up cuz Mama just got home. She looks like a big, brown, upright Poodle!

  60. dawson
    7:15 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Those poor bulls. Heh, heh, heh! Who thinks this stuff up? (Sorry B.)

  61. Barb & Maggie
    7:18 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Waste not, want not. I guesss they really use every part of the cow – or bull in this case.

    Oley, Barb says I can’t come there on vacation, I have to stay with her to keep her sane. They other day when one of Barb’s friends picked up some hens, her 10 year old grandson ask if she would trade me for their dog!!! Barb said “Do you think your grangma would trade you for another kid?” He said no, but he still wanted me!

  62. Tupper and Gilly
    7:23 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Dawson – we would be willing to bet that the originator of the idea was female.

  63. dawson
    7:38 pm on July 16th, 2012

    I wouldn’t touch that with a 2 foot pizzle stick!

  64. Riö –The Evil Pug
    7:47 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Stick!…Thats exactly what I thought a Bully Stick was…heh!heh!…A guy explained it to my friend at the store when he was having a large one cut up for his 6 Weiner dawgs!….chorkel!

  65. dawson
    8:06 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Sasha and Zelda up top. Nice.

  66. Barb & Maggie
    8:08 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Isn’t a bully stick also a term they use in police lingo?

  67. Melanie
    8:22 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Laughing here youse guys!

    My rest turned into a nap. So I think I’ll just check the pool one more time for Belle Star and then I’m headed to bed.


  68. BearSpiritDog
    8:24 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Barb&Magpie: Police weapon. Yes, that’s what we were thinking…the other image…never in a zillion years.

  69. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Weather!….It could rain or it could not rain – we don’t know what its going to do…grunt!…Her mother has the sprinkler system on despite the wind and threat of rain….sniff!…It usually blows right over us, so I guess she is expecting the worst.

    Game!…So all this means we can sit downstairs now that supper is over and watch the Rockies kick the Pirates butts…heh!heh!…Clint Hurdle is in town chewing his gum like no one else chews gum…snorkel!…The weather looks nice and calm and cool there at the ball park…sweet!

  70. Staff
    8:55 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Holy Hotdog Batman. Those things are over 25 inches long? Carpola!

    A Catty Librarian called me today to say she and her daughter and her kat Elliot will be traveling through and stopping at the farm about August 6th.
    I will have to clean! Drat! They are going to see Mom and Dad and Dawson. Dawson will be very happy to have someone to visit. I suggest Dawson claim the Air Conditioned room before they get there.

  71. Riö –The Evil Pug
    8:55 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Walk!…Well, her mother says its nice outside right now and a good time to walk…grump!…Doesn’t she realize the Rockies are playing and my friend is really tired tonight?…grumble!…Stinking walk. I don’t want to go on no stinkin’ walk…growl!…Here we go…dammit!

  72. OleyHowlers
    9:03 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Youse guys sure added to the laughter here! But our beds are calling now.

    Goodnight all.
    G’Day Liz.

  73. bluecat
    9:09 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Whoa, Nelly. I’m glad I’m a kat and my treats are dainty.

    We thought Howers might be reading Shades of Grey.

    ‘Night all.

  74. Masquers
    9:17 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Riö: Her mother doesn’t go on the walk with you does she?

    Bella: Did you ever find Belle Starr? We must be in NY on Friday. Could she have gone early? Check your credit cards!

  75. Masquers
    9:21 pm on July 16th, 2012

    B&M: The police lingo you are referring to is billy club.

  76. BooBear
    9:23 pm on July 16th, 2012

    What a special day this has turned out to be! Mom got home from a very busy day at her workplace and had packages to open. First was the portrait she ordered for a friend from GLAD. How special it is! What a talented artist.

    Then, we thought, uhoh…confusion at Auction central. We have a package from the middle of the mitten! Jasper thought we bought his quilt. Of course, Mom had to open it and what a pretty, pretty quilt and a card…addressed to Mom, Gus and me!! Whoever won the quilt had Jasper send it to us to help comfort Gus during his illness. How very thoughtful and wonderful our ChetFamily is. Thank you very much, anonymous donor and Joyce & Jasper. Mom (and Dad) are so very touched by your caring and generosity. Now she has a real plunderer quilt as well as the mystical, powerful one to tuck around Gus.

    Love you guys!

  77. BooBear
    9:28 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Also, Dawson…we handle the heat in a very simple way. EVERYBODY down here has air conditioning! It’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity.

  78. Siber-H
    9:38 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Aww That is such a cute photo and Gus looks very happy on the quilt.

  79. BooBear
    9:41 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Thank you, SiberH, but poor Gus is just a shadow of his normal handsome self. But with 2 quilts working for him, he’s bound to get better.

  80. Masquers
    9:43 pm on July 16th, 2012

    BooBear: With 2 quilts to comfort Gus will be feeling better in no time at all.
    Although Jasper’s lovely quilt is one we had bid on, we can think of no better place for it to be than in your home.

  81. Alice. M. Johnson
    9:50 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Look at Gus’s eyes! He is rivaling Alice. In fact he has surpassed her eye power. Watch out Rio! Heh

  82. BooBear
    9:51 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Also (off the subject) there is a new Jack Reacher e-short story.
    Mom just got it for her Kindle and is going to go sit down and read it right now.

  83. Masquers
    9:55 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Siber! Exciting news! We just received notice the Iditarod DVDs have arrived in Wasilla and will be shipping out in 2 days. Woooo!

    BooBear: Thanks for the tip about the e-story. Is it a stand-a-lone?

  84. Riö –The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Gah!…The storm is all around us but we are not getting any rain at all from it…sniff!sniff!…Oh no! The Pirates scored a run while we were gone…dammit!

    Boots!…Nice job of testing the new Quilt…heh!heh!

  85. BooBear
    9:59 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Masquers, don’t know yet, but we imagine it is. Of course, almost any of the Reacher stories can be read that way. They are just much better read in sequence where you can see the character development.

  86. Siber-H
    10:01 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Hey, Hey, Thank you Masquers.

  87. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on July 16th, 2012

    SiberH!…Did you see Rutledge get that hit to bring Colvin home and tie up the game?…..WOOOOOO!….The youngsters are hot tonight…snort!

  88. Masquers
    10:13 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Off to watch more streaming episodes of Life. Not a bad show. About a cop who was wrongfully incarcerated fro a crime he didn’t commit and now is trying to uncover the identity of the real killer/killers from inside the police department. Oh…and when he was exonerated the state awarded him millions for his pain and suffering. He has also become quite zen-like in the intervening years.
    Trigger is up top.

  89. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:14 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Rain!…We have to run upstairs and look at it because we haven’t seen rain is such a long time….woooooo!…Rockies are winning!…Yowser!

  90. SnowBella
    10:16 pm on July 16th, 2012

    BooBear: I have long held the belief that the acts (of kindness) of the Plunderers play put on two stages. The first is this here blog and the second is the lesser known, but no less active goings on where we we wear cloaks and carry daggers. Generosity, love and caring abound on both stages. Take care of Gus. He is dear to the world.

    Gus: If you see Belle Starr under the quilt will you send her home? No good can come from a wild an crazy Belle Starr left to her own devices.

  91. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:18 pm on July 16th, 2012

    YEEP!…Its not raining but it is lightning and thundering….YEEP!Gasp!…Downstairs again….wheeze!

  92. Tenzing
    10:20 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Rio: didn’t you leave something important under your friend’s bed that must be retrieved right now, now, now? Duck and cover!

  93. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Safe!…I’m safe downstairs now….wheeze!…There for a minute I thought I had had it…grunt!…I think those guys tricked me …uh-oh! Its getting a little louder even down here…gasp!….If you never hear from me again I’ve left my will at the First National Bank of Bones…gurgle!

  94. Siber-H
    10:27 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Yes, I am watching the game, Rio. The Rockies lead by 3 runs.

  95. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:31 pm on July 16th, 2012

    SiberH!…If I am wrong correct me; we are playing without Cargo, Tulo and Helton…snort!…And the newcomers and youngsters are Leading so far and its a fun game to watch….Wooooo!…Yeep!…Woooooo!…Still thundering…yeep!yeep!

  96. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:33 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Austrailia!…One of the Dolphins fans from down-under is at the game. They just interviewed him asking how baseball is going down their in Australia…heh!…Made me think of our Liz…snorkel!

  97. Riö –The Evil Pug
    10:48 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Cargo!…Hey, he is playing. Is he not batting? Or was I distracted by the Thunder and missed him every time he was up to bat?…grump!

  98. Siber-H
    11:02 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Cargo has been in the whole game, but he hasn’t gotten any hits
    or RBI’s

  99. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:08 pm on July 16th, 2012

    SiberH!…I think Cargo is on a base out there right now….snort!…Colvin is up to bat – and he struck out leaving ole Cargo in the dirt…grump!

  100. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:13 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Rebecca!…How is Rio Junior doing?….snort!…You never say anything about him. Whats he been up to? ….sniff!…Did he go with the other guys to work for his food this summer? (what a concept – working for my food!gah!)….snort!

  101. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:17 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Nooo!..They are calling for Rain Delay? Now? Its been raining all during the game…sniff!…Now they are almost DONE and the damned Ump calls Rain Delay…grump!growl!GAH!

  102. Siber-H
    11:24 pm on July 16th, 2012

    The timing of this rain delay is stupid.
    We can’t stay awake to find out what happens. That was a good game.

    Because of what Bluecat said earlier, I am still picturing the Howlers laying around the farm reading Fifty Shades.

    night all

  103. SnowBella
    11:25 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Rio: Junior is working tours this summer. Handler Jeremy says all dogs, including Junior are doing well. Gomez, the other dog we got at the same time Junior came to live with us appears to fancy himself a lead dog. Maybe Junior has it in him, too.

  104. SnowBella
    11:30 pm on July 16th, 2012

    SiberH: If the Howlers are reading Fifty Shades, from what I hear about that book, I can only imagine the ‘splainin’ and flip charts required for young Kat’s education on the delicate topic. Maybe they’ll just skip over those pages instead…

  105. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:31 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Junior!…Working for a livin’! Who’d a thunk it? ….sob!…I hope they are treating him good and feeding him A LOT!…sniff!

  106. Alice. M. Johnson
    11:37 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Twins final 19 to 7 over the Baltimore Orioles.
    We are accepting thanks from all the Yankee fans.


  107. Riö –The Evil Pug
    11:43 pm on July 16th, 2012

    Twins!…NINETEEN ta 7?…heh!snort!heh!…That must have felt really good for those guys…wow!

  108. Redbone Hound
    12:08 am on July 17th, 2012

    Miz Alice – now Ah cain’t rightly say that Ah’m a fan of no d–m Yankees. Why, Ah would jest fit plumb run outta town!

  109. SnowBella
    12:18 am on July 17th, 2012

    Redbone! I was wondering about you today. I hope your enjoying the summer on your porch.

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