Decatur Book Festival

Tomorrow at 1:45: Spence and Mignon Ballard discuss mystery writing and more at one of the best book festivals in the country.

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  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:51 am on August 29th, 2014

    Whoo who! Saturday near Hotlanta! OFA and Seth and the grand? Hope so. If you will be there, we’ll bring the ‘maters.
    Have a Fabulous, Fun, Fortuitous Friday :)

  2. Staff
    9:59 am on August 29th, 2014

    Sounds like lots of fun for HOH. Spence, practice ducking. Heh

  3. Herd of Hounds
    10:03 am on August 29th, 2014

    Staff, you are up early. ?Que pasa?

  4. B.Stover
    10:10 am on August 29th, 2014

    Have a good discussion Spence.

    Good morning all.

  5. O'Howlers
    10:11 am on August 29th, 2014

    Good morning, All! Best of luck to Spence. Like Staff said, practice ducking. Quack

  6. Basil and Sage
    10:15 am on August 29th, 2014

    We are in charge of the computer today. This must be as a reward for our act of valor. You see, we killed a snake and left if for Mama.

    Now this is only remarkable if you remember that we are INDOOR only Kats. So therefore……

    Yup, you got it.

    Mama is sitting around with her feet up off the floor. You should see her trying to walk without touching down, too.

  7. T.C.
    10:17 am on August 29th, 2014

    EEK!!!! Herbs, How did you kill it? I don’t want to have to do that. No way!

  8. Herd of Hounds
    10:20 am on August 29th, 2014

    (Lucy Lou) I love to dispatch snakes. I leave them in little pieces in the yard for the mom to find. Am I a good girl or what?

  9. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:22 am on August 29th, 2014

    GAH!…Snake in the house!!…snort…Holy Terror!…yeeep!

  10. Herd of Hounds
    10:23 am on August 29th, 2014

    “Chet and Bernie, always a winning combination” High paws to that!

  11. Barb & Maggie
    10:26 am on August 29th, 2014

    We have a pet Garter snake that lives under a corner of our raised tomato garden. He is really big. Barb will not use the weed whacker back there cause she doesn’t want to hit him. We probably wouldn’t be thrilled about one in the house!!

    Barb says she is taking me to the v*e*t this morning to get my nails trimmed, my very favorite thing to do.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    10:31 am on August 29th, 2014

    Oh Maggie, we love your humor…fav thing to do.

  13. Herd of Hounds
    10:32 am on August 29th, 2014

    Here we poured concrete to take care of toe nails :)

  14. Wose- the small and meek
    10:33 am on August 29th, 2014

    Greetings!

    Basil & Sage: You are the Batman and Robin of the kat world!! Youse rock!!!!

    Spence: Just remember , talent doesn’t need luck! : )

    Tomorrow is the big day for RIo’s friend!!! I

  15. Basil and Sage
    10:45 am on August 29th, 2014

    Awww – it was no big thing. And it wasn’t even the first time. We aren’t sure how they get in, but they do.
    Much to our delight and Mama’s horror.

  16. T.C.
    10:45 am on August 29th, 2014

    Just so youse know, I myself had to be a brave girl today also. There were many big mean men here to clean the furnace (or so they said). There were in MY cellar. So I had to find myself a good hiding spot upstairs. Even Mommy does not know where I hid. When she I determined it was All Clear, I very nonchalantly went about asking for Pounce and waiting for my food bowls to be replaced. (a story for another time)

  17. T.C.
    10:46 am on August 29th, 2014

    EEK! I typo’d Strike!
    Just so youse know, I myself had to be a brave girl today also. There were many big mean men here to clean the furnace (or so they said). There were in MY cellar. So I had to find myself a good hiding spot upstairs. Even Mommy does not know where I hid. When she I determined it was All Clear, I very nonchalantly went about asking for Pounce and waiting for my food bowls to be replaced. (a story for another time)

  18. O'Howlers
    10:48 am on August 29th, 2014

    Why wait for tomorrow when we can tell a good story today?

    While those guys were working in the cellar, we took advantage of the opportunity of the outside cellar door being opened. Up the steps we went, to the place where T.C.’s food is kept, supposedly out of our reach. Yumm. That girl sure gets a lot of food!

  19. Staff
    10:49 am on August 29th, 2014

    HOH, Up at a normal time for me, but onto the computer earlier than usual.
    Basil and Sage, Was it in the basement or on the main floor? Yeep. I heard of a house about 6 miles away from here that had lots of snakes. Couldn’t keep them out. Sounded awful to me, but we don’t have any poisonous snakes up here in the north country. Thank Cat!

  20. Alice M. Johnson
    10:50 am on August 29th, 2014

    Bad Howlers!

  21. Herd of Hounds
    10:53 am on August 29th, 2014

    (Lucy Lou here) STAFF: I can blurr by to deal with those SSSSSSlihery snakes. I love to tear them apart. Just give me the word and I’l be there.

  22. Barb & Maggie
    10:56 am on August 29th, 2014

    Who or what is Pounce?

  23. T.C.
    11:04 am on August 29th, 2014

    Maggie, Pounce is a brand name of cat treats, but is also the generic name I use for any of my treats. Mommy shakes that container, and I come a’runnin’.

  24. Barb & Maggie
    11:12 am on August 29th, 2014

    Oh T.C. you are a very lucky girl.

  25. T.C.
    11:15 am on August 29th, 2014

    Oh no, I am not. Those huskies get so many more kinds of treats than this poor girl.

  26. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:24 am on August 29th, 2014

    Treats!…Sounds like the Howlers got all the treats this morning…heh!heh!…I’ve never had a Kat-Treatie. Wonder what they taste like…slurp!

  27. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:50 am on August 29th, 2014

    Tomorrow!….My friend will be on a Plane at the same time Spence is on a Panel…snort!…Those two things have all the same letters in them…heh!…I know there has to be a secret meaning to that somehow…grunt!

  28. Tupper and Gilly
    11:54 am on August 29th, 2014

    Rio – we have stolen….um, make that indulged in many a kitty treat whenever we can get them. Not bad – not bad at all.

    Those Wrotten Kats are walking around here like they conquered a 20 foot anaconda or something. Come to think of it, that is kind of how Mama is acting too. Jeez, it was just a little pencil long garter snake. They get in the lower part of the house somehow. We thought it was under the old door, but we have a new, weather tight door, so HOW DO THEY GET IN?

  29. Herd of Hounds
    12:10 pm on August 29th, 2014

    T&G: Any way they want :)

  30. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:24 pm on August 29th, 2014

    HoHo!…Slither on over to your SDD…snort!

  31. dawson
    12:35 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Basil&Sage: What strong and courageous kitties!

    O’Howlers: Good doggies! This is an advanced course in the counter surfing class taught by Trigger and requires “constant vigilance”.

    HOH, Rio & Spencer: Don’t forget your passports!

  32. Junior
    12:42 pm on August 29th, 2014

    How many days until I get to meet Rio’s Friend? I can’t wait!

  33. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:10 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Junior!…What am I? Chopped liver?…snuff!

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:31 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Besides!…She’s nuthing special. You can ask ole Spence…sniff!

  35. Junior
    1:34 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Senior: I meant no offense. I didn’t know you had worked out a plan to leave your yard. Do you not remember when we met during the race in March. You came out to the kennel and we sniffed and whiffed each other in greeting.

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:36 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Junior!…I do indeedy-do remember. How could I forget your eyebrows?…heh!heh!

  37. Junior
    1:39 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Rio: Eyebrows! Do you think your Friend will help me find my eyebrows? I wonder if she has eyebrows, too? If she does, I wonder if she knows where they are.

  38. Herd of Hounds
    1:44 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Eyebrows?

  39. Junior
    1:46 pm on August 29th, 2014

    What a minute! Senior, have you indeedy worked out a plan, diabolical or otherwise, to leave your yard and come north to Alaska?

  40. Siber-H
    1:47 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Have a fun weekend, Spence.

    We haven’t had any snakes in the house but we do get an occasional lizard.

    I read this morning that Google (yes, Google), has delivered dog treats by drone in Australia. I am preparing a landing pad this weekend.

    Tomorrow is takeoff day for Rio’s Friend!

  41. Basil and Sage
    1:49 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Rio – you could always call the Wrotten Kat Travel Agency. We got tape.

    giggle

  42. O'Howlers
    2:16 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Rio, we cannot wait to see all the pictures that your friend will take on her big trip Way Up North. We just know she is going to have a great time! Wait til she tells you about the dog yard. We hear it is awesome.

  43. Herd of Hounds
    2:17 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Ha, ha, ha.

  44. Staff
    2:32 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Rio’s friend, Are you getting any work done at the not busy place? Have you printed out your boarding pass yet?

  45. Herd of Hounds
    3:05 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Rio, you going north, we b goin south. Ha, ha ha.

  46. BooBear
    3:05 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Mom just got the most wonderful surprise! What a beautiful, sunny, cheerful bouquet. Thank you so much, my friends!

    The Plunderers are the best of family and friends.

    We love you all!
    Karen and BooBear

  47. T.C.
    3:36 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Here I am working hard in the cube next to Mommy’s. She gets more work done when I am here.

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:45 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Staff!….Boarding Pass!…yeeeep!….Someone better get on the stick…snort!

  49. Herd of Hounds
    3:49 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Too many sillies on this here blog :)

  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:59 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Checked-In!…Snort!…Got bogus boarding passes, says “Not good for Security”…grunt!…She has to cough up $25.00 for her blue bag at the counter tomorrow…sniff!

  51. Herd of Hounds
    4:06 pm on August 29th, 2014

    $25.00 per bag worse yet $150 per unaccompanied minor..just ask our Rock!

  52. Herd of Hounds
    4:07 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Decatur ? Saturday? What? Huh?

  53. O'Howlers
    4:15 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Rio! Tell your friend to take her red bag instead. Costs less.

  54. Billy's Buddy
    4:35 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Have a wonderful trip, Rio’s friend!

    I am so excited for you (I could just splort)!

  55. Herd of Hounds
    4:38 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Splort? splort? We’d love to splort along with ya. Any one else?

  56. Barb & Maggie
    4:45 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Sharon, what the? You know about Decatur. Didn’t you already say you were going to try to go and would be taking tomatoes? Isn’t it 2-3 hours from you?

  57. Diane C.
    4:53 pm on August 29th, 2014

    So many brave companions here! I have almost never seen a snake in the wild (or in the house) which makes me just as happy, but I do feel sort of sorry for the snakes. We do get lizards, but they’re too fast for Edgar, Conan and Ms. P. (Sadly, when outside often not too fast for power mowers which sometimes leave parts around. If fell sorry for them, too.)

  58. Diane C.
    4:55 pm on August 29th, 2014

    …that last should have read “I feel sorry for them, too…”
    Even for baby possums, despite their scary teeth (they also have a high and public mortality rate around here.)

  59. Wose- the small and meek
    5:05 pm on August 29th, 2014

    T.C.: You do good work with your mommy! When I had my kat, Kelly, he LOVED Pounce treats.

  60. Wose- the small and meek
    5:07 pm on August 29th, 2014

    RIO! I am splorting with excitement for your friend!

  61. Herd of Hounds
    5:54 pm on August 29th, 2014

    DianeC. Did you know that opossums have 40 SHARP teeth? From the time they are born? We here get a kick out of ‘possums and rackety-coons. BARK,BARK,BARK.

  62. Riö -The Evil Pug
    6:43 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Calm!….My friend came home and she is amazingly calm…snort!…Going to eat supper and then start packing that blue suitcase…snort!…I will of course be watching her every move…sniff!sniff!

  63. Mollypop's Mom
    6:53 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Rio, I’m so envious. I wish I were going back to that wonderful Hobbit Hotel.

  64. ML
    8:15 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Hobbit Hotel **** Soft sheets, cool rooms, hot showers and DOD(dog on demand or polite request). View can’t be beat and hostess is top of the line. Limited availability. Must have recommendation.

  65. Herd of Hounds
    8:16 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Rio blue suit case is a good thing. It means she will be home soon.

  66. Wose- the small and meek
    8:38 pm on August 29th, 2014

    RIO! Would you please skip over to your SDD? Fast enough to make your tail straight.

  67. c.hobbit
    8:57 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Rio: your friend may seem calm now but I bet she doesn’t sleep much tonight. It will be a long day for her tomorrow but she (and Barb) will get a warm welcome at the Hobbit Hotel. Food + Alcohol + Dog on the premises + Bed = All your needs are provided for.

    The weather looks good for a few days which will make the week even more wonderful.

  68. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on August 29th, 2014

    CHobbit!…I will be there, never fear!…WOOOOOO!…Somehow.

  69. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Packed!…Wow!…She packed the kitchen sink, I am sure of it…snort!…Ready for all-occasion weather, but hoping for Warm and sunny…chuffle!…Now time to relax and let the pent-up hot air out…wheeeze!

  70. Thieves!
    9:39 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Rio: Did your Friend say she was going to bring you with her? Did she reserve you a first class seat?

  71. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:40 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Chobbit!…Check your SDD. It might be leaking!…snort!

  72. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:40 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Thieves!…No!

  73. Herd of Hounds
    9:42 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Hobbit, you are making us LOL. Hope Rio’s friend enjoys the visit. WE are expecting lots of news.

  74. Thieves!
    9:45 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Rio: We would be happy to help you make a break for it. We are up for cahoots and misbehaving. It seems like it’s been way too long. We’ve also been thinking of adding daring-do to our resume as well.

  75. Herd of Hounds
    9:58 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Thieves, y’all are cracking us up BUT we need to go nighty night so’s we can get to Hotlanta in the a.m.

  76. Herd of Hounds
    9:59 pm on August 29th, 2014

    OFA, be ware…we be heading your way :)

  77. Barb & Maggie
    10:02 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Rio, We wish your friend a safe and happy trip. Can’t wait to see all the fotos and hear all about her misadventures. Is she going to go thru that infamous tunnel that HOH still talks about?

    Saying good night now. Sounds like another storm is coming. Lots of lightning and thunder boomers.

  78. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Thieves!…I have exhausted all other avenues…sniff!…I might need your gally-wags help tomorrow – or the next day. Whatever fits into your conniving schedules…wuffle!sniff!…((sigh)))

  79. Siber-H
    10:15 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Rio’s Friend, Have a safe and fun trip! I am so glad you are making the trip….looking forward to pictures and stories.

    BooBear, Please give your mom hugs and love and support from us.

    Macy’s Mom, Thinking of you and your mom.

    Night All

  80. Thieves!
    10:16 pm on August 29th, 2014

    HOH: We here take our professional development seriously. It is good to develop new skills. Right now we are in a one-step program. At its core it is all about staying one-step ahead of the law, or in our case, our Lady.

    Rio: there is no time like the present. Get your decoy pug balloon ready and we’ll handle the rest. Sleep well. We blur at dawn. Not really, but it is more fun to say than we blur ten minutes after your friend leaves for the airport.

  81. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:24 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Yeeep!…I have to pack! I was so busy watching my friend pack that I did NOT pack my little knapsack…wheeze!…Gimmee a minute or maybe over-night. Dawn(ish) sounds good. Where did I bury my harmonica?…Yawn!Burp!

  82. Herd of Hounds
    10:25 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Thieves, y’all are cracking us up. Heh, heh, heh. Nighty night

  83. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on August 29th, 2014

    SiberH!…If my friend can do it so can YOU and YOUR Maw one day!…snort!…”IF” being the operative word…heh!heh!

  84. Thieves!
    10:30 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Rio: Pack light. It takes both of us to blur you—one at scruff and one at your tail. Only bring the necessities like your harmonica, Slim Jims, Beau’s treatie fund, more Slim Jims, and your smile.

  85. Herd of Hounds
    10:42 pm on August 29th, 2014

    LOL now nighty night YAWN!

  86. c.hobbit
    10:51 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Oooo….I was just contacted to see if I can do an emergency foster. Meet Quill who I will pick up tomorrow morning. He tangled with a porcupine and some of the quills were deep enough he had to come to Anchorage and see the vet. I don’t know if this is a short-term or long-term foster. Crossed fingers that it goes well. At least there will be a lot of hands on deck for petting. I didn’t want to say no just because I had guests coming.

  87. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:54 pm on August 29th, 2014

    CHobbit!…Next stop Seattle!…snort!…Then final next stop Anchorage!…heh!..I hope you are there to pick up my friend or she will be sob!sob!sobbing!…grunt!…Later CHobbit-Gator!…WOOOOOOO!

  88. c.hobbit
    10:57 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Rio: if you are in cahoots with the Thieves, I will expect you sooner. You know the rules….

  89. ML
    11:01 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Hi Qwill, don’t let them pet you where it hurts.

    Rio’s friend must do the tunnel. Rio has already done it. The scenery will be totally different this time of year. I have a feeling that Whittier looks better covered with snow.

    Nitey Nite, safe flight (to the lucky one getting to go)

  90. MTMP
    11:45 pm on August 29th, 2014

    I’mBTW that is not me.

  91. Staff
    11:46 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Green, with envy. Have fun Rio’s friend.

    Karen and Mary Lou. We here are wishing you a peaceful night with lots of good sleep. We wish it for the whole blog. Especially Rio’s friend. snicker

  92. Staff
    11:48 pm on August 29th, 2014

    OOOo Quill, you are getting there just in time for the Partay!!!

  93. MTMP
    11:49 pm on August 29th, 2014

    Well that was a total bit of caca.
    take two

    I’m finally gettin me licence.

    sample only, I DO NOT weigh 65 lbs.

  94. Staff
    11:50 pm on August 29th, 2014

    A friend just sent me this…snicker.

  95. Tupper and Gilly
    12:00 am on August 30th, 2014

    Rio – tuck your friend in and don’t poot at her.
    Hobbit – good luck with Quill. And with your company. (Sniff- we are sooooo envious)
    Gotta go to bed.
    Good night, family.

  96. Staff
    12:02 am on August 30th, 2014

    Good night all. We are for bed also.

  97. Thieves!
    12:07 am on August 30th, 2014

    The Giant will be getting home from work tonight. Yeep!

    Dawn is going to come quick. Nighty noodles.

  98. Staff
    12:14 am on August 30th, 2014

    Oh before I go, Check out the upper left picture of Dawson next to her 10.5 foot sunflower. She is standing on a ladder. Yes it’s small, but she swears it is her!.

    http://www.fnnews.ca/

  99. O'Howlers
    6:34 am on August 30th, 2014

    Rio! Today’s the day!

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