Did We Bet The Ranch?

And if not, why not? Here’s the post from chetthedog.com, April 2, 2012:

“So it’s officially spring and that’s that,” says Admin. “Ready with your World Series picks?”

“Tigers versus Giants,” Spence says. “Let Timmy smoke!”


“You even nailed the Timmy part,” Admin says, “based on the kind of season he had. Who’s going to win the whole thing?”

“I don’t have a real strong feeling on this part,” Spence says. “I’ll go with Detroit on account of Verlander, but their closer scares me. Also the Giants are a very appealing team. But: Detroit.”

Spencer Quinn will be on a panel at Lake Villa Library (Lake Villa, IL) at 1PM tomorrow, Oct. 25; and that night from 6-8 at the Orphans of the Storm Animal Shelter, 524 Sheridan Rd., Highwoods IL. Talking, signing, and baseball!

Welcome Frankie, Zeus, Wyatt & Olivia from Anchorage.



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162 Responses to “Did We Bet The Ranch?”

  1. B.Stover
    9:12 am on October 24th, 2012

    Go Tigers! (It’s almost over….sigh of relief!)

    Good morning all.

  2. B.Stover
    9:14 am on October 24th, 2012

    Who’s Verlander? (Since I’ll be cheering him on, I should know who he is.)

  3. OleyHowlers
    9:17 am on October 24th, 2012

    Good morning Chet, Spence, Admin, and Bee. Hurray for Spence…did you bet the ranch? Whose ranch?

    Bee, no idea here about Verlander. Sorry.

    Welcome to new FOCs. Bella, 2 new ones from Anchorage…get them on this here blog so they can help support Snowhook!

    No Kat here today. She is up doing her smooching best with Wose. Took her scent with her. heh heh heh

  4. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:23 am on October 24th, 2012

    Go Giants! It should be quite the series!

    Melanie, tell YSAS that I met the father of Mandy Gonzales on the train. He was very nice.

  5. bluecat
    9:33 am on October 24th, 2012

    Good morning all.

    Wolfie – you’re up early.

    Bee – what are you reading these days? Has anyone read The Art Forger or Grisham’s newest? Mom finished A Killing in the Hills and gave it 3 1/2 stars. The ending leaves it open for a sequel.

    Warm thoughts especially to Wose, G&BB’s family, Callie & Gramp, but good day to Everybody.

  6. B.Stover
    9:40 am on October 24th, 2012

    Bluecat: I’m reading Shakespeare’s Sonnets for a project I’m working on. For fun I’m re-reading the Sherlock Holmes books.

    I hope Rose’s hair stays calm today.

    Great pictures Staff.

  7. Staff
    9:52 am on October 24th, 2012

    Morning everyone. This morning Dad said that the tea he has been drinking for about a month doesn’t taste right. I made two different cups. Now he is having soy milk with his breakfast. I didn’t want to make a third cup of tea.

    I am glad you guys liked the pet costumes for Pugs. I got them from this link. Many more choices, I only got to #50.

  8. OleyHowlers
    10:19 am on October 24th, 2012

    Bluecat, how bout the Irish ?

  9. Wookie 0f Chevy Chase
    10:28 am on October 24th, 2012

    B, admit it, we are starting to get you hooked on this base of balls thing.

    As regards Verlander, he is Detroit’s premier pitcher. In a seven game series (if it were to go that long) he could potentially pitch 3 times, which could be of considerable advantage to the Tigers.


  10. BearSpiritDog
    10:30 am on October 24th, 2012

    Wolfie, the most Proficient Blurrer of them all is up top!

    Spence makes another Big prediction! (sort of)

    Staff: The costumes are great. Our pug friends have lots of choices this year.

    Little Sammie made her debut as the 5th Smoocher. Our friend Wose is in Good paws this morning.

  11. Melanie
    10:40 am on October 24th, 2012

    Wöökie, just wanted to tell you that Patsy’s best friend that is NOT in the Pack is a Golden Retriever named Sam.

    Sounds like it’s going to be pie every day for awhile.

  12. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:42 am on October 24th, 2012

    Series!…Starts tonight!…snort!…What time? What time?…grunt!…I hope my friend remembers to pick up all those groceries on the list I stuck in her bag…heh!heh!

    Tigers!…So now Dawson has Spencer rooting for her Tigers along with Stover…sniff!…Doesn’t matter – the Giants are init to winnit!..heh!

  13. Melanie
    10:44 am on October 24th, 2012

    B.Stover, I can’t remember if I put it on the blog . . .

    The BBC “Sherlock” ‘s last episode . . I asked YSAS if it ended in another cliff hanger. He was very evasive. When I saw the title of the last episode, I saw why.

    Thing is I have read every single Sherlock Holmes book and story. So I knew what would happen at the end. I can’t read them all the time because I have very old $1 or under books. They are very musty so I only read them when I have a cold because then I can’t smell them.

  14. Siber-H
    10:47 am on October 24th, 2012

    In a million years, I could not predict which baseball teams would make it to the World Series like Spence did. One of the teams I would have picked would have been the Rangers, and we all know how that story ends.

    It scares me that Verlander is pitching tonight.

    Good Morning Everyone

  15. Siber-H
    10:50 am on October 24th, 2012

    Rio, The game starts at 5:30 our time.

    Callie and Gus&BooBear’s dad go home today!
    I hope they both had a good night.

  16. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:01 am on October 24th, 2012

    Melanie!…Does season two of Sherlock start where it ended in the first season?…snort! …It better, by golly.

  17. Melanie
    11:13 am on October 24th, 2012
  18. Staff
    11:37 am on October 24th, 2012

    for Melanie:

  19. dawson
    11:45 am on October 24th, 2012

    Way ta go, Spencer! That is the most undecided decision about baseball on the blog since BStover decided (kind of) to watch the World’s Serious!
    I don’t blame you though…the Giants are one of my favorite teams.
    I would’ve definitely picked the Tigers as one of the teams going to the World Series back in April. Yes, I would have.
    Verlander: He is our ACE pitcher, B.Stover. If he was a book he would be unputdownable.

    Home again. Hooray for Gus&BooBear’s dad and also to Callie for getting back home after surgeries. I wish you both swift recoveries.

  20. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:53 am on October 24th, 2012

    Verlander!…I have to admit Verlander has me a tad worried…sniff!…But with all the rest he has gotten lately, maybe he will be rusty…heh!heh!

  21. B.Stover
    11:54 am on October 24th, 2012

    Melanie: We know what Authur Conan Doyle had to do after “The Final Problem” because of fan pressure. Perhaps the BBC will be doing the same.

  22. Barb & Maggie
    11:55 am on October 24th, 2012

    About baseball we got nuttin, except Go Cards! heehee

    Nice mild day here in the 70s. Tomorrow it gets cold.

    Looking for good news reports for G&B and Callie.

  23. B.Stover
    12:00 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Thank you Dawson. Go Verlander! (7:30 PM EST on Fox.)

  24. BearSpiritDog
    12:09 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Staff! We all could use one of those in the coming days.

    Speaking of indecision…Giants or Tigers (or Bears…oops, that’s football) Heh.
    We can now watch the game and be online at the same time.

    GusBooBear & Callie: Waiting to hear the Good News!

    I see Y’all are into Sherlock on PBS…maybe we’ll give it a try.
    The Arthur Conan Doyle books have been a favorite here since the early years. Nana was a lot like Ingrid in that respect.

    Nice card, Melanie!

  25. B.Stover
    12:22 pm on October 24th, 2012

    According to Steve Moffat, there is “a clue that everybody’s missed” in the last episode of BBC’s Sherlock. I have the dvds so I’ll have to watch this again.

    Wookie: Sorry, but I’ll never get hooked on the base of balls.

  26. B.Stover
    12:26 pm on October 24th, 2012

    “Undecided decision”…I like that.

  27. Rose
    12:40 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Hey youse guys!

    I have returned from the ligthning bolts and am in the care of the fab five, the Smoochers. Sammie, the newest Smoocher, is doing a tip-top job! Love Kat’s smooches, but she is just a bit smelly….

  28. Rose
    12:43 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Wolfie, sending hugs to you and your mom.

    G&BB,hurray, your dad is coming home! Love and hugs to youse guys, your mom and dad! Hope to hear good nes!

    Gramp and Callie, waiting for good news from you as well! XOOXO

  29. Rose
    12:46 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Rio! Is Frankie, new FOC a pugster, and is it unusual for youse guys to be two colors? Just pondering….

  30. Rose
    12:47 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Hey, how aboout Wyatt and Olivia from Anchorage!? Wonder if there is a chance I could run into them at the Iditarod?

  31. dawson
    12:49 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Eau de Cabbage!
    The Smoochers are on the job and Sammie is a natural!

    Rio: That is my one worry…that the Tigers have had too long a rest and have become rusty. But…I don’t think so. Go Tigers!

  32. Melanie
    12:54 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Laughing here Staff!

    B.Stover, they will be starting production soon and set to show in the fall of 2013. I remember two of the titles. Rat and Bow. Don’t remember the third.

    Rose, glad you’re back and the Smoochers are taking care of you.

    Back to work.

  33. Melanie
    12:55 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Oh, B.Stover. They had to wait on Dr. Watson because he’s also Bilbo.

  34. OleyHowlers
    1:06 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Wose, glad to hear you’re back from the l.bolts. Sorry about Kat…we sprayed doggie mothwash in her mouth and also gave her a Twistix (peppermint/parsley/chlorophyl) for her breath. We were hoping that would take care of the last of the skunkiness.

    G&BB, let us know if Dad comes home.

    Likewise to T&G, let us know when Callie is back home.

    We are deciding to remain undecided between the Giants and Tigers until the Series starts. There! Now, may we each have a slice of pie, please?

  35. Siber-H
    1:09 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Zito is pitching for the Giants tonight. They are keeping Timmy in the bullpen for now. Oh gosh

    Welcome back, Rose.

    We haven’t heard from Terry since he said he had a cold.

  36. B.Stover
    1:15 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Hi Rose!

    I’m pondering the term “cliffhanger.”

  37. c.hobbit
    1:16 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Melanie: there are treatments for getting rid of musty-smelling books (google is your friend). As a former librarian I have used some of the ideas. Here are the basics but there are other ideas on the internet also:

    Before treating musty books, have two containers on hand, a smaller box to hold the books, and a larger plastic box to hold the material that will absorb the odor. This way they never come in direct contact with anything that will make them dirty or dusty. In addition, the largest container must have a tight-fitting lid to work effectively. A cardboard box is ideal for the smaller container.

    Pages that smell musty can be remedied with charcoal briquettes. Partially fill a base container with unused charcoal, and place an open box of books on top of the charcoal. Close the lid of the base container, and allow the charcoal to absorb the odor for a few days or longer, depending on how musty they smell.

    Cat Litter
    Cat litter is also a fantastic odor absorber. Partially fill a larger plastic box with cat litter, and place the musty smelling materials in another box on top of the cat litter. Close the larger container with a tight-fitting lid, and allow the books to remain in the container for at least a few days. This should get rid of the smell and absorb any remaining moisture.

    Many people don’t realize that coffee is a great odor absorbing material. Semi drivers use dry coffee to remove strong odors from truck trailers, and it also works well to get rid of a musty smell in other odor-absorbing items. Place an open can of dry coffee in a large container, and place the items around it. Cover the container with a tight-sealing lid, and allow it to get rid of the musty odor for a few days or longer, depending on how musty the books smell.

  38. Barb & Maggie
    1:19 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Bee, You and Barb are in the minority when it comes to the base of balls.

    Did anyone catch Parenthood last night? It was a good episode we thought.

    Out to do a little poop patrol then time for a little nappy. BBL

  39. B.Stover
    1:19 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Melanie: The other title is “wedding.”

  40. OleyHowlers
    1:24 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Those are great tips, C.Hobbit! Although we aren’t too sure that cat litter really absorbs odor. At least not Buddy’s.

    We never can see those greeting cards on the iPaw, and have to wait for Mom to come home and turn on the big computer. That hardly ever happens. But this time when we clicked on the link, we got a message that they are working on their sit to allow iPaws to view the cards. So maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Is it a train?

    Siber, when Spence said Timmy would smoke, did he mean that he would be smoking cigarettes down in the bullpen? 🙂

  41. Siber-H
    1:31 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Fellow Sibers, It isn’t cigarettes that Timmy smokes. I’m sure many of them smoke the same thing, but Timmy got caught with it.

  42. Rose
    1:35 pm on October 24th, 2012

    C. Hobbit, thanks for those most excellent tips! I think the Prof’s favorite would be the coffee. He loves eveything about coffee. He has often said he would like to have a coffee scented car freshener. 🙂

  43. Rose
    1:40 pm on October 24th, 2012

    OHs: We have experienced the same problem with e-cards on the iPaw. Glad to hear to hear a resolution is in the works.

    Smelly breath and all, I still heart Kat. I could only imagine what my breath smelled like to her! 🙂

  44. Rose
    1:41 pm on October 24th, 2012

    B, the Smoochers got to the fire extinguisher on time, so my hair looks fine today! 🙂

  45. OleyHowlers
    1:46 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Holy Mackeral! You mean when Spencer said “Let Timmy Smoke”, he actually literally meant smoke? We thought it was a euphimism for smokin’ them at the plate.

  46. OleyHowlers
    1:47 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Hip Hip Hooray for the Smoochers!

  47. Kat
    1:50 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Howlers, glad you are looking at this here blog. I am helping my fellow smoochers to take good care of Wose. We have a new member: Princess Sam. She is beeeautiful. And she is just as nice as her grandmother, Aunt MollysMom. And guess what? She told me that she is going to be a big movie star! I will be sure to get her pawtograph before Luna blurs me back home. We five smoochers and our beloved Wose are the best darn girlfriends anywhere! No offense, Mama Meash.

  48. Kat
    1:51 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Whats that? Masquers is a boy!!! Hmmmm.

  49. Siber-H
    1:52 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Fellow Sibers, I’m cracking up here. Maybe Spence meant it the way you thought and I’m the one that thought something else.

  50. BearSpiritDog
    1:55 pm on October 24th, 2012

    C.Hobbit. We just so happen to have a old musty book to try one of your tips out on.

    Siber-H: Smiling here.

    Wose: Good to hear you are being well taken care of and that Sammie is doing so well on her first assignment. We knew she would be a natural.
    Have you picked a team?

    Kat: I believe Masquers is there as the yang to the others yin.

  51. BearSpiritDog
    2:07 pm on October 24th, 2012

    And he doesn’t go shopping.

  52. Kat
    2:24 pm on October 24th, 2012

    But he sure plays great music!

  53. Melanie
    2:26 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Thanks for the tips, C.HobbitHarris. I believe when I have time it will the coffee.
    Zoe has taking over the big computer so I’m upstairs pretending to put my clothes away and such. sincker

  54. Masquers
    2:28 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Why thank you, Kat.

  55. Melanie
    3:13 pm on October 24th, 2012

    UPDATE! Tomorrow’s Person of Interest will be showing a YSAS being shot as an Irish gangster!

  56. dawson
    3:14 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Timmy’s really smokin’!? Then how come he’s so skinny? Anyways…if that’s the kind of smokin’ he’s doing then it’s even better for the Tigers.
    Note to BStover: Timmy is one of the Giants really good pitchers. Watch the way he flaps his arms when he pitches. Cool to watch. He won’t be pitching tonight though.

  57. Buddy
    3:39 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Top Model Alice Johnson is up top. She is a gorgeous feline.

  58. Rose
    3:39 pm on October 24th, 2012


    My dear friend Masquers is a feline of many talents, and the smartest kat I know. You are the smoochiest.

    I, too, was so overwhelmed with Sammie’s beauty when we met. She is a lovely princess!

  59. Rose
    3:43 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Rio! Guess what? Prof just opened our door, and your package was there! The projects are beautiful!!! I just wish everyone on this here blog could see how beautiful they are in person!!!!

    BTW: Where is Beau, I thought he was part of the package?

  60. B.Stover
    3:47 pm on October 24th, 2012

    If Timmy was caught smoking, why wasn’t he suspended?

    Thank you Dawson.

  61. BearSpiritDog
    3:50 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Melanie: One to watch!
    Can’t wait to see YSAS’ Auction Photo. That one will go for Big Bucks. An autograph from the great actor himself in his early days. Definitely a prized possession.

  62. Rose
    3:54 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Bear, the baseball season is over for me now. My beloved Yankees are out of it. It makes me very sad. 🙁

  63. OleyHowlers
    3:54 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Yowser! Did youse guys hear about Hurricane Sandy?

  64. OleyHowlers
    3:58 pm on October 24th, 2012

    and then: “From this point, it moves NNW and strikes Cape May, NJ dead on, and then moves northwest from there over PA. This would be the worst case scenario as outlined last night in the evening post. Let’s all hope this is wrong, but hard to argue against consistency of 8 consecutive runs on the best model we have… ”

  65. Kat
    4:13 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Zen Cat Masquers is up top. Coincidence? I think not.

  66. Callie
    4:25 pm on October 24th, 2012

    I’M HOME!!
    The Corgis say I smell funny. Sage fell over laughing cus they shaved part of both my front legs, and he says I look like a giant Poodle. I sat on him.

    I can’t see my hind leg, but Mama says it is a remarkable incision, No bandages – just a big row of staples. They also sent me home with lots of happy drugs. And guess what? I got a present too – must be cuz I was such a good dog. They gave me a transparent lampshade. Not really sure what the point of a transparent lampshade is, but it was a nice gesture, right? Mama says I get to see what it is useful for tonight. I can’t wait!

    But I wanted to thank you all for sending me such good thoughts. It meant a lot to Grampa too – he was really nervous about this (whispering – and has been driving Mama to distraction). But now,, he gets to pay attention to ME ME ME! Its all about ME!!! I get ice packs and medicines and treats and massages, and special pats and scritches.

    And now, if you will excuse me, I need to become unconscious again…………..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………..

  67. Tupper and Gilly
    4:28 pm on October 24th, 2012
  68. Siber-H
    4:28 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Dawson and Stover, Timmy was busted for possession sometime before the 2010 World Series. He really didn’t get in any trouble over it. Timmy was too valuable a starting pitcher to get suspended and San Francisco has very liberal attitudes. I read that at the World Series (Giants Stadium) in 2010 fans were smoking in the stadium and the smell was everywhere.
    Timmy’s 30 lb. weight loss happened last winter and I don’t know why he lost that weight. His fastball has suffered for it and his pitching has been poor this past season.
    I hope he will have a much better season next year.

  69. Siber-H
    4:32 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Fellow Sibers, Run for the hills and take your folks with you. I suppose you had better take those two kats with you also.

    Hi Callie! We are glad you are back home and are doing so well.
    Husky Hugs to both you and Gramp.

  70. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:58 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Rose!…Yippee!…sniff!…We out-smarted the goats once again…snorkel!

  71. OleyHowlers
    5:03 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Callie, we are very happy to hear you are home. (whispering) Ditch that lampshade as soon as possible.
    Hugs and kisses to you and to Gramp.

  72. BearSpiritDog
    5:06 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Callie: And Home is the Best place to be! But about that lampshade…..

  73. Terry Ballard
    5:09 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Had jury duty today. In 30 years, all of my jury days have worked the same way. My name is called for the first panel. Every single time I get picked for the jury. Today was weird. By 3:30 my name was never called, so they sent the rest of us home. Too bad, but I can now plan the rest of my week without fear.

    Also, just got some fabulous news. Seven weeks into retirement, a college in Westchester county wrote asking me if I wouldn’t mind working part time for them on a six month contract to fix some things in their online catalog and set up some digitization. Would I ever. The director told me she was shocked that it was that easy to get somebody with my reputation. They made me feel like Elvis. The best part was telling my wife “That thing you said couldn’t happen just happened.” So there!

    The picture was taken Sunday at Central Park.

  74. Tenzing
    5:12 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Callie: Say hello to the giraffe.

  75. Barb & Maggie
    5:34 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Good news about Callie. Milk it for all it’s worth, honey.

    We got out our big bird feeder, bought 3 new ones and got everything set up near the patio. We now have 2 regular feeders, 1 suet feeder and 1 thistle seed feeder. We are all set for some good winter bird watching.

  76. BearSpiritDog
    5:39 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Terry: Very nice photo…looks very peaceful.
    Congrats on the job offer! It’s true what TYB always says: You are never busier than when you are retired.

    O.Howlers: Let’s us hope their models are wrong and Sandy heads out to sea where she belongs.

  77. Rose
    5:41 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Kat, and guess who is up top right now? Your lovely red-headed self!

    Callie! I am so happy to hear you are home and getting special treatment. Many, many years ago when my awesome kat Kelly was had a skin infection on his neck, he had to wear that lampshade…get rid of it asap. XOXOXO to you and Gramp!

    T&G, your post made the Prof and I lol! 🙂

  78. Rose
    5:44 pm on October 24th, 2012

    OHs: I hope the weather forecasts are wrong about Sandy. shiver

  79. Rose
    6:00 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Rio! I think it is your most excellent package tracking skill that is thwarting those nasty tmgs! heh!

    Oh, please check your SDD when able.

  80. Rose
    6:04 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Since the Prof is teaching a night class in the “big house” tonight, the Smoochers have decided to stay the night and keep me company. Blur back time will be tomorrow.

  81. Melanie
    6:08 pm on October 24th, 2012


    Gluten Free Crab Cakes (small container of fresh claw meat, mixed with one egg, a tad of Old Bay Seasoning and some rice flour. The only kind of rice flour I like is from Chinatown. YSAS brings it up. It is much finer, no crunch left in it.)

    Topped with a sunny side egg.

    Then heaven on top of that! Gluten Free Hollandaise sauce. Yummmmm. (Two egg yokes blended (in blender) with 1.5 tablespoons of lemon juice. Get frothy. Slowly add 3/4 of a stick of melted butter. Season with chives and pepper. Zoe added salt to hers. I heated the sauce for 10 seconds in the microwave to warm it. Might have gone even a shorter time.)

    I thought the sauce would be too lemony, but when put on the everything else? It was heaven on a plate.

    We had roasted veggies for appetizers.

    Come and get it!

  82. Rose
    6:11 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Terry, that is a beautiful picture of Central Park! Congrats on the job at WCC! I thought an art class there a few years ago.

  83. Rose
    6:13 pm on October 24th, 2012

    (Whispering)…Us girls are doing of bit of on-line shopping. We are looking for cozy coats, and sparkly things, while Masquers is playing some kool jazz. Mama Luna is looking over our shoulders, making sure we don’t spend too, too much. 🙂

  84. Rose
    6:15 pm on October 24th, 2012

    GAH! That was I took an art class.

  85. BearSpiritDog
    6:38 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Rio: Speaking of goats…we never have heard back from that new FOC who was raising goats in Seattle (hopefully not of the marauding kind) Do you think we scared her away?

    Wose: I thought you meant taught it!

  86. BearSpiritDog
    6:44 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Taking Melanie up on the invite. I’ll be heading over there in a few. See youse tomorrow – Bear

  87. Tenzing
    6:50 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Melanie: You lost me a bit at gluten free, but had me again at crab cakes. Wait up, BSD! I’m coming with you.

  88. Staff
    6:59 pm on October 24th, 2012

    OHowlers I just heard that on the public radio. They seemed a little more sure about a strike at NJ this evening. Next Monday they said. I sure hope it isn’t correct because I remember all the trouble you and Melanie had last time. We will be watching the weather too.

    Rose and Royals you take care too.


    Alice is up top here also.

  89. Tupper and Gilly
    7:21 pm on October 24th, 2012

    We don’t have a lot of use for Halloween around here. Our village puts on a huge parade and party for the local kids, so the only ones who come around to the houses are the teenagers who don’t even wear costumes. Most of them are not even from the area.
    But last year Halloween was wiped out by a freak blizzard. This year it could be wiped by a hurricane.
    Is there a message here?

  90. Terry Ballard
    7:30 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Rose – thanks! Actually, it’s not WCC, but I will announce which one it is after we iron out the details next week.

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:40 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Rose!…I was getting ready to post about you Teaching An Art Class when I read your correction post…heh!heh!…You had me going there for a little bit….sniff!

    Pre-Game!…We are watching the World Series pregame show…snort!…Her mother is cooking a frozen pizza…gah!…Although, Beau loves any kind of pizza, makes no difference to that guy. Its raining all kinds of stuff out there right now. Good the game is not being held here.(as if) They are talking snow by the morning…grump!

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:42 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Terry!…My friend dreams of someone calling and offering her a fun, interesting part-time job with benefits…heh!heh!…Dream on girlie!…heh!

  93. Wose
    7:56 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Terry, sometimes my eyes make up things that aren’t there! Gah! Your offer sounds exciting! Looking forward to hearing which college it is. My hubby, the Prof, has taught, and continues to teach at two colleges in Westchester, one in Dutchess, and also teaches at Sing Sing prison. I myself an an alumnus of SUNY Purchase, here in Westchester.

    Bear and Rio, I am chuckling here. I am in no way qualified to be teaching art to anyone, but I am flattered that you thought I did.

  94. Melanie
    7:58 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Terry, congrats on being wanted! I hope they don’t want you to dress in an orange jumpsuit.

    Well, don’t come on over for supper. BearSpiritDog and Tenzing have eaten everything. And I mean everything! They even got the three bags of the kibble!
    That was 120 pounds of food. The Pack did help out.

    It’s now worse here than the wind at the south end of a pug!

  95. Wose
    7:59 pm on October 24th, 2012

    …and I did mean ” am an alumnus”. Time for bed, too many lightning bolts today!

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:10 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Game!..ON!…snort!… We made it downstairs just in time to see Zito throw rhe first ball…heh!…WOOOOOOO!

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:14 pm on October 24th, 2012

    List!…Maskers I forgot all about the Darkside list last night…grunt!…When there is a break and when I get off her lap she will go get the list from the room I cannot go into…wuffle!…Just in case we need it this week.

  98. Melanie
    8:17 pm on October 24th, 2012

    I am supposed to be talking to YSAS and being a momager.

    Not sure I’m going to make that . .

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:20 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Melanie!…It is way too late in the day for you to Momanage…sniff!…Just relax and watch the World Series with us…heh!

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:27 pm on October 24th, 2012

    HOMER!…Pablo hits a homerun for the Giants!….Wooooo!..heh!heh!…Against Verlander…snort!

  101. Melanie
    8:33 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Going to take it over the whatever side!
    Riö, you were right!
    But instead of base of balls, I’m going to bed.

  102. B.Stover
    8:34 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Men in uniform…

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:34 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Zito!…Strikes him out!…snort!….We here love seeing Barry doing well and hope he continues to do so…snuffle!

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:40 pm on October 24th, 2012

    SiberH!…Check in pal – are you out there?…sniff!…You too Wookie. I do not recall who you are rooting for this series. Did you ever say?…sniff!

  105. Siber-H
    8:44 pm on October 24th, 2012

    I am here! Saw the Home Run! My computer and my tv are in different rooms. I wish my folks wopuld fix that problem for me.

  106. Siber-H
    8:57 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Great catch to end the inning!!

  107. Staff
    9:01 pm on October 24th, 2012

    I have to carry my laptop downstairs to watch. Maggie should be OK until 9. I am going down.

  108. OleyHowlers
    9:02 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Sweet Dreams, Wose and the Moochers.
    We just got in the house, and will be heading off to bed ourselves. Can we still catch the game up there?

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:03 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Staff!…Yippee!…She will be joining the viewing audience soon!…snort!…SiberH, it looked like that guy took a nose dive when he caught that ball…sniff!…Thankfully, he is okay.

  110. Staff
    9:08 pm on October 24th, 2012

    OOOO I guess I am for Detroit. I really disliked that weird bounce off of third base.

  111. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:10 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Staff!….Wheres Dawson?…snort!

  112. Staff
    9:12 pm on October 24th, 2012

    OOOO Detroit is giving this one away! That Scutaro is something else. Two Zip. Jeez.

  113. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:13 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Marco!…Scutaro is on fire!…heh!heh!…He almost took Verlanders head off and hit a double!…WOOOOOO!…Marco has found his forever home i do believe…heh!heh!

  114. Staff
    9:15 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Now they are thinking of pulling Verlander? WHAT? It is the fielders who are screwing up. Now the Panda has a homer. I am bad luck for my team. Maybe I should turn off this TV.

  115. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:16 pm on October 24th, 2012

    HOLY!… Pablo hits another Homerun!…heh!heh! …Against Verlander!!!….Howdy Do!

  116. dawson
    9:17 pm on October 24th, 2012

    I’m here!
    That Scutaro/Sandoval combination is devastating. and now even Posey is hitting.

  117. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:17 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Staff!…It is not You….snort!…Sit, stay and watch the game….sniff!

  118. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:18 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Dawson!…Is here. Yes!…snort!…Now this is going to be fun!fun!fun! …chorkel!

  119. Siber-H
    9:19 pm on October 24th, 2012

    WOO WOO!! Home Run Again!

    As an added bonus, The Hot One is up top. I hated to refresh the page.

  120. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:21 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Scutaro!…He was traded to the Rockies this year and did very well here, but I am so happy for him to land with the Giants and have the best time of his life right now….Woooooo!….He has really sparked the team on!…heh!heh!

  121. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:26 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Posey!…What a great play by Posey! Two outs!…snort!snort!…I love that guy. I wish he would come play for us…wuffle!

  122. Barb & Maggie
    9:34 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Good night all. We are headed off to bed. Be back tomorrow.

  123. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:40 pm on October 24th, 2012

    BARRY!…Zito hits the ball! Against Verlander!…heh!heh!…The Giants get a man home and Zito makes it to first base….Wow!Wow!

  124. Staff
    9:46 pm on October 24th, 2012

    OOO I had it on mute for a while but couldn’t stand not knowing what was going on. 5 nothing. OUCH!

    Well I will go get Maggie ready for bed and TURN OFF THE TV until she is in bed. Maybe I will turn things around.

    Lots of political ads during the intermission. Come-on Detroit!

  125. Siber-H
    9:58 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Amazing! Pablo hit his third home run in this game!

  126. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on October 24th, 2012

    ANOTHER!…HOME RUN by Pablo Sandoval….WOOOOOOOOO!

  127. dawson
    9:59 pm on October 24th, 2012

    A hat-trick!

  128. Siber-H
    10:00 pm on October 24th, 2012

    I would hate to have Albuquerque as my last name.

  129. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Staff!…Believe me when I say, “It’s not you watching the game that is making Detroil lose their pants right now.”…heh!heh!

  130. Staff
    10:08 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Jeez, I guess it isn’t me. (Must be Dawson)

    (standing up for my brother Chris)

  131. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on October 24th, 2012

    UP!…Standing up for Puss N’ Boots Paw….sniffle!

  132. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Just in case…wuffle!

  133. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:14 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Tigers!…yeep!…They are starting to wake up…snort!

  134. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:18 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Phooey!…They are bringing Zito out…dammit!grump!…Give the guy a chance dammit!…growl!

  135. Siber-H
    10:21 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Timmy can do this. I know he can.

  136. dawson
    10:22 pm on October 24th, 2012

    I’ve been cheering for the Giants so hard for the last couple of weeks, that I find myself cheering for these individual players…oops!…not my team.
    The pitcher, Zito, didn’t want to be pulled but they are putting Timmy Lincecum, the pot smoking long haired whiz kid. Oh no! Looks like it might be one of his “good” nights.

  137. Siber-H
    10:23 pm on October 24th, 2012

    I don’t think they should have taken Zito out either. If only we were managing, Rio.

  138. dawson
    10:25 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Melanie: Your supper sounds absolutely melt-in-your-mouth yummy. Not only crab cakes but topped with hollandaise! I’ll do the dishes!

  139. Staff
    10:26 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Dawson, Heh,
    I am the same way. I want Detroit to win but I want those individual Giants to do good also. It is very confusing.

  140. Siber-H
    10:45 pm on October 24th, 2012

    I was that way two years ago. I was cheering for the Rangers to win but got attached to some of the Giants.

  141. Staff
    10:50 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Oh no, Scutaro again.
    He looks a little dusty.

    Nope, No dust on that guy. carpola.

  142. Staff
    10:52 pm on October 24th, 2012

    the Panda…ouch.

  143. Staff
    10:53 pm on October 24th, 2012

    I am going to bed. Phooey.

    Night all

  144. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:54 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Scutaro!…Is unstoppable!…heh!heh!…I love it!…chuffle!

  145. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:55 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Awwww!…Staffers…sniff!…Stay up a little longer. It’s almost over…heh!heh!heh!

  146. dawson
    10:59 pm on October 24th, 2012

    CHobbit: I know that coffee absorbs odors. I was given a couple dressers last year that reeked of cologne, gah! I washed them with soap and water, that did nothing. I put a couple Tbsp of coffee in the drawers and let them sit for awhile. Voila! No more stinkee. Smells delish like coffee.

  147. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:06 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Smells!…Do you think if I locked Beau up in a closet for a day with a can of coffee that will do the trick?….snuffle!

  148. SnowBella
    11:09 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Drier sheets also help absorb orders. We’ve hung them up in rooms that need some airing out. Works like a charm.

    Rio: Junior informs me he is cheering for which ever team you like. If it the Giants, so much the better. He doesn’t know what a tiger is, but Giants he understands.

  149. Siber-H
    11:15 pm on October 24th, 2012

    I am going to sleep now and I don’t expect to wake up to any nasty baseball surprises in the moning.
    It is so much fun to see Timmy pitch like Timmy at his best.

    I’m glad Junior is cheering for the Giants.

    night all

  150. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:15 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Junior!…Good to know Junior is watching (is he?) the World Series…heh!heh!…That’s the firs start to becoming a fan of the base of balls…yowser!

  151. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:18 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Eyes!….My friend says she cannot keep her eyes open any longer…grump!…So we will be going up to our beds right now along with SiberH…sniff!…Nothing strange will happen and we will wake up to the Giants taking game 1….wheeze!

  152. dawson
    11:19 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Rio: I believe you would have to massage the coffee right into Beau’s hair. Heh!

  153. dawson
    11:20 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Heh, heh!
    Now’s the time for the Tigers to rally and get 7 runs in the ninth!

  154. SnowBella
    11:26 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Rio: Junior isn’t watching, unless telling falsehoods that he hasn’t been fed and demanding more ear scritches counts as watching base of balls. Yet, he is cheering.

  155. SnowBella
    11:28 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Maybe if Beau dresses as a coffee bean for Halloween, he’ll smell better.

  156. dawson
    11:40 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Final Score 8 – 3 for the Giants.
    Hoping everyone has a good sleep tonight.

  157. SnowBella
    11:53 pm on October 24th, 2012

    Night, Dawson.

  158. Luna
    12:24 am on October 25th, 2012

    Wose is resting comfortably tonight. After some online shopping to the music stylings of Masquers and the Professor, she was fatigued and went to bed early. The Professor, nor the Smoochers leave her side. She is very dear to us. We are taking it in shifts tonight, and I’m on duty right now to make sure her hair doesn’t catch flames and she doens’t get ran over by a semi truck. There are a lot of different snores himming and hawing.

    This has been Luna, reporting from the Wizard of Oz quilt.

  159. Wose
    6:57 am on October 25th, 2012

    Good Morning All!

    The Smoochers, Prof and I are ready for th new day. I will be dropped off at the train station, and will be very sad to see my VGF go home. They have taken such good care of me. Lots of smooches, scritches and head bumps going on right now….

    Save blurring to all my friends!


  160. Macy the min-pin
    8:04 am on October 25th, 2012

    Good Morning Rose and happy Day After!

  161. Rose
    9:47 am on October 25th, 2012

    Thank you, Macy.

  162. Rose
    9:48 am on October 25th, 2012

    and I did mean “safe” blurring to all my friends…

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