Crime Bake

“How did your workshop go?” Spence said.

“No one threw anything,” says Admin.

“That’s my metric,” says Spence. “Nice job. Did you give them a look at Enid’s Laws?”


“What did they make of them?”

“No one threw anything.”


Welcome Cooper, Nikki.


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97 Responses to “Crime Bake”

  1. O'Howlers
    8:25 am on November 9th, 2013

    Good morning and happy Saturday!
    We love Enid’s laws, especially #7 , added much later. Thanks, Admin!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:28 am on November 9th, 2013

    Good morning, everyone! And… no one threw anything (garden season is past), The HOH is barky and silly this a m. Sorry about up-side-down fotos, must be the ipaw:(
    Have a satisfactory Saturday. (You try thinking these things up.)

  3. B. Stover
    8:43 am on November 9th, 2013

    I’m glad the workshop went well.

    Howlers: I don’t remember Enid’s law number 7.

    Good morning all.

  4. O'Howlers
    8:49 am on November 9th, 2013

    Bee, #7 is “Be playful”. We relate!

  5. Herd of Hounds
    8:57 am on November 9th, 2013

    HRH B : TY We didn’t want to look stupirer than we usually do. But….

  6. B. Stover
    8:57 am on November 9th, 2013

    Thank you Howlers.

  7. B. Stover
    9:01 am on November 9th, 2013

    HOH: If you go to the search box on the right and type in Enid’s Laws, then click, you’ll get two choices. Go to the blog post of May 28, 2010, and you’ll see all seven laws with explanations.

  8. Kat
    9:13 am on November 9th, 2013

    I got so excited that Cooper is a new FOC! Coop was my very best friend at Barkwells. Looking at his picture though, he doesn’t look like my Cooper. Carpola. (But he is awful cute)!

  9. Barb & Maggie
    10:48 am on November 9th, 2013

    We read the laws. Didn’t know how to do that search. Thank you, Bee for the instructions.

    Oleys, Did you get an egg yet? If not, you will soon.

    Three guys are in my backyard, tearing out the fence posts and making a big mess. They are making Siber-size holes all over the place. Wonder what they are doing? I have been letting Barb know that they are back there, but now she is carting me off to get my nails done. BBL

  10. BooBear
    12:38 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Good Morning, All!! Today, Mom is having a cleaning company come and give the house a “deep cleaning.” I have been banished to the garage. Not too bad since there are alot of spaces we have never explored, but my siblings and I are still giving Mom what for through the door. How dare she?

    The much abused BooBear

  11. Herd of Hounds
    12:45 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Boo Bear: You poor puss! We feel your pain. And Mag-pie a mani-padi, oh heavens to Betsy!
    HRH B TY for the help. Sometimes we b stuuuuupid!
    Hope Melanie, T&G’s Mama, Wolfie, Nana, Rio, Rebecca et al are ok this day.

  12. Basil and Sage
    1:01 pm on November 9th, 2013

    HOH – worry not your pretty head. Our Mama is fine- just very busy with Veterans’ Day weekend long ceremonies and celebrations.
    (The Storyteller is a proud Navy veteran of Korea in the Battleship New Jersey and Vietnam)

  13. Herd of Hounds
    1:21 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Wow! Is he sharing stories with “The Wall” ? Have tried to convince the b-i-l, a 30 yr army vet to contribute, He says it is too personal šŸ™ We need our men to remember a forgotten war!

  14. Herd of Hounds
    1:24 pm on November 9th, 2013

    When mom visited the wall, she was all teary and only found 2 names she knew. It is moving!

  15. Melanie
    1:44 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Whew, family visitors here today.

    I would rather be at the Crime-Bake. We went to a craft show at the small elementary school in the main part of town. The children had written what they were Thankful for during this season.

    This was up . . I agree with the sentiment. Going to nap now. Visitors will be back for dinner.

  16. O'Howlers
    1:46 pm on November 9th, 2013

    B&M, We still have no eggs. Those girls better start layin’ or they will be dinner. Heh! They are getting more and more of our yard, and now they even have heated water. This is ridiculous.

  17. Herd of Hounds
    1:59 pm on November 9th, 2013

    OH: Good idea!

  18. Herd of Hounds
    2:03 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Melanie: paws crossed, tails crossed. Hope to hear from you tomorrow.

  19. Barb & Maggie
    2:23 pm on November 9th, 2013

    We are back. Youse guys would be soo proud of me. It took Barb and a vet assistant to hold me down while the vet tech did my nails. I thrashed around like a devil dog, and as soon as they were done, I got up and kissed her face and asked for a treat. I was in rare form, let me tell ya!

    There are now four guys in the back yard. Barb says I am going to like it when they are done. She says my yard is going from super tiny to small, which will be an improvement. The lady that used to live here left 12 feet on all 3 sides that were not fenced. So the fence is being moved to the east and south property lines. Barb is excited!

    T & G, How is the house painting going? We are anxious to see pictures.

  20. Barb & Maggie
    3:49 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Where did everyone go?

  21. O'Howlers
    3:57 pm on November 9th, 2013

    We are here, but not for long. It is almost time to get horses in and feed everyone, including us us us. Then the ‘rents must head to the grocery store and later a wine-tasting party.

  22. Tupper's Mama
    4:05 pm on November 9th, 2013

    We took a trip back in time to read Enid’s Laws. That was before our entrance into the blog pool, so it was an interesting trip into the time warp when SiberH was still Siberian Husky, Rio didn’t have an avatar, and Gracie was expecting puppies. Dawson was still working, MollyPop (sniffle) was giving computer advice, and Bee was talking about pies.
    Oh, and Wolfie had decided that Rio should be a wet nurse for a whole bunch of Newfie puppies. Now wouldn’t that make his little tail curl?

    As to the house painting adventure: the painter called this morning and invited us on a field trip to see a house he had done in a color palette similar to what we have chosen. He said it would be a good chance to see the colors on a house, and see what we thought of the overall look.
    We went out on a country road, then the painter turned into a driveway that wended its way up a lovely wooded hillside. Half mile later, we came to a two-story, miniature mansion sitting on the bluff, overlooking the entire valley. The landscaping was pristine and elegant, with outbuildings, and a raised deck that ran the entire length of the back of the house. The entire scene was one of LOTS of money – not so much like our modest little ranch. So, we decided that instead of painting our house, we would just take our treat jar money and buy this house instead – hey, its already painted, right?

    Ok, so maybe not.

    But the colors did look pretty. The home owners did olive green shutters and points instead of the blue that we are planning, but it was still lovely. Anyway, the painting is to be done this week. Can’t wait!

  23. dawson
    4:05 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Thanks for the information on how to find Enid’s laws. I do like #7 the best.

    I’m out playing in the sun and snow and later busy preparing for the Remembrance Day activities.

    HOH: Your upside-down posts remind me of my own “battiness”. Carry on.

    Rio: The man in this house is not bothered by Calgary (or any other Canadian team) losing hockey games. He is a one-track Chicago Blackhawks fan, pure and simple.

  24. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    4:20 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Dawson!…heh!heh!…I forgot that The Man was a Blackhawks fan. Wonder when the Aves play those guys…snort!

    CHobbit!…Someone had to drive all over town to find a box that the Tree would travel safely in…grunt!…She got home just in time to package it up and get it on down to the postal office….wheeze!….Since the damned post office is closed on Monday, you should receive it at some point mid-week. I will of course be tracking it on it’s journey Up North To Alaska…sniff!sniff!

  25. BooBear
    5:22 pm on November 9th, 2013

    That cleaning company didn’t show up until 2:00 so I have been in exile for alot longer than Mom promised. But the house is looking really good. Mom is a good housekeeper, but every once in a while this type of cleaning has to be done. Mom mutters something about cat hair???? HUH????

  26. Kat
    5:25 pm on November 9th, 2013

    My Godmom sent us this picture this week. This is the very first picture of me me me on the way to my furever home. Godmom Leslie was driving Way up North to Elmira as we were driving home from Elmira. We met up at a rest stop along the highway, and my Godmom snapped this photo. You can see I had no idea what was in store for me.

  27. Melanie
    5:31 pm on November 9th, 2013

    About to head into the kitchen for some pizza. And I didn’t have to help . .

    BooBear, it is called Kat Seasoning. We have a lot of Newf Seasoning here.

    Nice trip down memory lane . . I do remember the wet nurse pug!

    Kat, wonderful baby picture. You had long legs even then.

  28. T.C.
    5:35 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Boo Bear, if we were to get all the hair cleaned up here, I would be afraid they all moved. By the way, Mommy and Daddy will be bringing lots of hair along with them up north to Alaska. Count on it.

  29. Barb & Maggie
    5:42 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Cute pic, Kat. We remember when you were that age.

    We read some of the May 28, 2010 posts and laughed at the comments about Rio being a wet nurse for the Newfies. I said that was a whole lot of luv, and Rio said they could never get milk from him. Snicker!

  30. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    5:58 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Hummmphf!….I do not have fond memories of the wet-nurse remarks way back when…grunt! …Now I have to go for a walk…grump-ble!

  31. Wose
    6:02 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Kat, you were a lovely, long-legged, red head even then. I love that picture!

  32. Siber-H
    6:33 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Kat, Cute puppy. Look at those blue eyes. It looks like someone was having to hold you still to take that picture.

  33. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    7:04 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Oh Kat – you vere beautiful baby. And now grown up to be such lovely young lady.

    Siberrrrrr – Kat is young enough to be grandpuppy – maybe is better stick to complimenting Natasha

  34. Siber-H
    7:15 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Oh dear, I am in trouble. I am always in trouble.

  35. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    7:17 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Title!…grump!…Nothing is coming to my flat head lately – I really want my title to be on the spy version of Chet…sniff!

    Natasha!….Where the heck have you been lately and what prey-tail have you been up too…sniff!sniff!

  36. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    7:18 pm on November 9th, 2013

    SiberH!…As far as I can tell you have not done anything wrong except hurt Natasha’s Cold Russian feelings…heh!heh!

  37. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    7:42 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Nothing!…No one talks to me anymore. I give up….grunt!

  38. Tenzing
    7:47 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Kat is a long legged red head. So is the Giant. They must be twins.

  39. Melanie
    7:51 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Hi Riƶ, I have been with visitors. It went great. Not only did they do the pizza, they cleaned the kitchen. Nice.

    This week has really hit Zoƫ and me. We are thinking of a Jammie Morning. We shall see.

    We have discovered an organic store that will deliver local produce (June-October) to our door. This is very tempting.

    Now if we could just get the India House to deliver . .

  40. Tenzing
    8:00 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Of course Newfie newbies wouldn’t be able to get milk from wet nurse, Rio. Is made of piss and beer, not milk.

  41. Melanie
    8:03 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Very true, Tenzing. I am trying to think of something clever to say, but I think I’ve left my brain somewhere. Would you check under the quilt for me?

  42. Tenzing
    8:05 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Melanie: Got it! Savannah was snuggling it for safe keeping. She is very fond of all things Melanie. I can’t say that I blame her.

  43. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    8:09 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Rio – vith Vinter Olympics coming up. Natasha has been very busy vith many spy like tasks. Is not easy planting bugs in ice. Bugs do not like this. Has been difficult jamming little buggers into holes made vith high heel boots. And ve do not even vish to talk about ski jump ramp. Is very difficult to keep dignity vhen sliding down ramp on tail end.
    A Undercover Spy’s vork is never done.

  44. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:10 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Grunt!….I thought the saying was “Piss and Vinegar”….gruffle!

  45. Tenzing
    8:10 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Rio: the Thieves are blurring over some beer and hot wings to you.

    My lady is still on here way home from town. The roads are bad and she has to do errands. Grump.

  46. Tenzing
    8:12 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Rio: Would you rather drink beer or vinegar?

  47. Melanie
    8:13 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Tenzing, I will have Frank blur over to get . . wait a minute . . after the cake episode that might not be a good idea. I’ll have Mattie blur over to pick up my brain.

    Riƶ, those of us who love you KNOW it’s not vinegar.

  48. Siber-H
    8:22 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Aaaa I knew Natasha would be in Russia working on the Olympics!!

  49. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:29 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Beer!…That is my choice of drink!…snort!….Bring it on over! Beau will be outside standing by the gate waiting for your arrival…heh!heh!…He thinks Santa is coming early so wear something Red….grunt!

  50. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:32 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Rebecca!….Be very careful driving home….wheeze!….Do not, I repeat, do not pick up any hitch-hiking Moose…gruffle!

  51. Barb & Maggie
    8:33 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Is poor Rio feeling put upon?

    Nattie, you go girl. Come around more often, would ya? I know you have important spy work to do.

  52. Lefty
    8:44 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Pancho is disguised as Comet. I am disguised as Mrs. Claus. Grump.

  53. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:45 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Put!…Upon?…grunt!…What does that even mean?…sniff!…No one puts anything on or over me….grump~!

  54. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:48 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Lefty!…heh!snort!heh!…I’m sure youse guys will fool Beau because this is the first year he has been introduced to the ways of Santa and his Reindeer….chorkel!…You will be his first true vision of the big story…heh!sneeze!…Make it a good one!

  55. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:49 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Mrs Santa!….That was very clever as he does know that Santa only appears on Christmas Eve…heh!heh!

  56. Lefty
    8:56 pm on November 9th, 2013

    I’m not sure why I am the Mrs. instead of the Mr., but Pancho said as the one in charge of disguises, he knows best. The upside is that the Mrs. costume smells like cookies.

  57. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    8:57 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Uh Oh!….Beau wants in…sniff!…It is getting cold out there. This is unfortunate timing because me and my friend are enjoying left-over pizza from last night without him…burp!snort!

  58. Lefty
    8:58 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Beau: Listen for the clatter! Stay outside to see the matter!

  59. Lefty
    9:00 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Poop! We forgot the rest of the rhyme. Does it include house and mouse?

  60. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:02 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Lefty!…Good try!…heh!heh!….He is at the patio door up on his two hind legs scratching to come in with all his might…chorkel!…I was looking out at him with a pizza crust in my mouth. That really set him off…chuffle!

  61. Lefty
    9:03 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Maybe some hot wings will distract Beau from the pizza crust? Beau, where is your stocking?

  62. Barb & Maggie
    9:06 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Rio, We thought maybe you felt that some were picking on you. Just because we brought up the wet nurse thing.

  63. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:09 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Barb!….No!…But, some nose-stalgia is good and some is better left buried in the past…sniff!

  64. Lefty
    9:09 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Maggie: Please tell Barb we have already made up our minds—- she will be coming north to Alaska for the race. We have volunteered to be her escorts while she is here. Let her know we’re so dedicated to the role of proper escort that we’re trying to get our paws on some manners.

  65. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:10 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Lefy!…burp!…Now I’ve heard everything under the sun…heh!heh!

  66. Lefty
    9:12 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Rio: About beau having his own stocking or the manner thing?

  67. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:17 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Lefty!…Beau will have his own small, cold, thin stocking this year. I was referring to youse guys getting the manner-thing…snort!

  68. Herd of Hounds
    9:18 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Gosh, We go away for a day and look how all y’all behave. Golly! Reading the Enid notes was enlightening,

  69. dawson
    9:18 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Kat: That is a very handsome picture of your young self.

    I finally get to sit down and relax but the remote is firmly in the hand of the Blackhawks fan. They are playing Dallas. I keep hearing Patrick Kane’s name mentioned. Mollypop and LouLou’s Mom knew him when he was still wet behind the ears.
    Luckily I have the Anne Hillerman book to read.

  70. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:21 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Dawson!….Where did Pat Kane land up anyways? With the Blackhawks (shudder) or with Dallas?…sniff!

  71. Herd of Hounds
    9:29 pm on November 9th, 2013

    From Beisbol to hockey…gah!

  72. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:33 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Beau!…He is inside now..sniff!….Someone nicer than me let him in because she thought he was cold…grunt!…There goes my beer and hotwing delivery – unless, uless…I stand out there and wait for Lefty and Pancho…grunt!…No way! Those guys are not reliable….sniff!

    HOHO!…Get used to it…grunt!

  73. dawson
    9:43 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Rio: Kane is with the Blackhawks.

    Yikes! I am cleaning off my desk and I see I owe some property taxes by the end of this month. This bill was buried with a lottery ticket that I hope is a winner and an absentee ballot for an election I missed.

  74. Lefty
    9:47 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Uh, Rio, please tell us you have a chimney. Otherwise, we’re stuck somewhere else. I underestimated the curves of the Mrs. costume.

  75. Herd of Hounds
    9:48 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Oh, Dawson….mom got a tax bill for property she bought in 2011 that was past due??????? How? Will take care of it but, where in the world?

  76. dawson
    9:53 pm on November 9th, 2013

    HOH: Quick pay it before they sell the place.

    Lefty: I hope we don’t have to call the fire department. They will surely confiscate the wings and beer.

  77. Lefty
    9:55 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Dawson: I thought being caught in a dress was the worst that would happen tonight. Now, I realize that is the second worse thing.

  78. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:55 pm on November 9th, 2013


    Chimney!…Yes, there is a fireplace but it is upstairs and her mother is almost facing it watching her stupid prime-time shows…snort!…No getting past that. You will have to leave the loot inside the gate. At some point Beau an I will be shoved outside for one last chance. Then I will feast and sup up beer – aiiiiyay!!

  79. Herd of Hounds
    9:57 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Dawson, Done and done. Hate notes that have the word “DELINQUENT” on them.

  80. Herd of Hounds
    10:01 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Went to oldest grands concert tonight. They are all almost taller than me! Love ’em to pieces.

  81. Herd of Hounds
    10:02 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Oh and nighty night.

  82. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:14 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Entertaining!….CHobbit must be entertaining her new Hobbit Hotel guests tonight….sniff!…Although it is early yet Alaskan Time. I keep thinking about when all youse Plunderers will be staying at the Hobbit Hotel and what you will be cooking up for each evening for supper…heh!heh!…Maybe you will just go out on the town every night, that would be fun too!…snuffle!

  83. dawson
    10:29 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Maybe each Plunderer will bring some recipes they want to make and be the cook for the day. I noticed the musher’s banquet cost some $80. A small fortune could be spent in Alaska not to mention the cost of travel.

  84. Staff
    10:38 pm on November 9th, 2013

    I have been looking at Amtrak schedules to the east from Minneapolis. Did you know that Amtrak goes to Springfield Mass? Heh heh heh. Dawson is interested in this trip also. Anyone else in the east near an Amtrak line? o’Howlers? Wose? Anyone?

  85. Staff
    10:39 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Barb and Maggie? BlueKat? BStover?

  86. Barb & Maggie
    10:52 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Staff, We have Amtrak in Chicago. Not sure where it goes east, but will check.
    Night all.

  87. dawson
    10:52 pm on November 9th, 2013

    I’m interested in all the trips (including Iditarod) but timing could rule me out.

  88. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:54 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Staff!…All those old farts go to bed early, unlike you and your fat Kats…sniff!…You will have to wait till tomorrow to get any answers, if you get any answers at all…grunt!

  89. Staff
    10:56 pm on November 9th, 2013

    I hope this link to a video comes through. Caution, Dog barking!

  90. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Staff!…I cannot see it…grump!

  91. dawson
    11:01 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Nighty noodles to all ‘cept our Liz. G’dy to you.

  92. dawson
    11:03 pm on November 9th, 2013

    One last thing.
    Prayers for the Phillipines in the wake of the huge typhoon.

  93. Beau - The Black Pug
    11:14 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Sneeze!…Typhoons, Floods, Earthquakes and strangers dressed up funny dropping off bar-food!…sneeze!…The End of the World is Near…sniffle!sneeze!

  94. Staff
    11:52 pm on November 9th, 2013

    Sorry Rio, It is a facebookie thing. sniff. G’nite now.

  95. Pancho & Lefty
    1:47 am on November 10th, 2013

    HOH: We’ve been labeled delinquent a time or two.

    Rio’s Friend: Well, we’d hoped to meet your mother under different circumstances. Ideally, neither of us would be dressed in drag or as a flying, holiday creature. All in all, she took it better than expected. We think what upset her most is when we tumbled from the chimney and spilled hot wing sauce on the rug. We immediately licked it up, quoted a made up scripture and bolted for the door. We left some more beer and hot wings for Rio and Beau. Said sustenance is on the roof. Enjoy!


  96. Dima
    7:47 am on November 10th, 2013

    Rio! I am not an old fart! I waited up til the wee hours for Mom and Pop to return from their wine-tasting, food imbibing event. Mom hid the ipaw away so kat wouldn’t abuse it.
    The girls, on the other paw, were sound asleep as soon as the Sibaroo pulled out of the lane.

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