Drum Roll, Please!

We had so many great suggestions from readers for the title of the next Chet and Bernie series. Thanks to everyone! This is so much fun for Spence, Admin, and the whole Atria team. There are so many creative and funny people out there!

But we had to narrow it down to one – multiple titles probably not the way to go – and after much consideration, we’ve selected a title sent in independently by two readers, Stephanie Lilley and Carol Daley. The new Chet and Bernie mystery will be called: PAW AND ORDER. Stephanie and Carol will receive signed bound galleys of Paw and Order as soon as they’re available, plus printed copies of the e-story A Cat Was Involved. Congratulations!

Welcome encouraging dude, Chett & Moopy.


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118 Responses to “Drum Roll, Please!”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:49 am on November 25th, 2013

    Good morning, everyone! Cute title but where’s the spy connection?
    Pawsitive thoughts for Melanie today. Rebecca, get healthy soon. Loved Fern’s close up.
    Darah the goofy Nwefie has been acting like the siber in the leaf video. The difference? She comes into the house wearing a “leaf skirt”.
    Batten doen the hatches, looks like quite a storm moving east.Let’s think like Macy’s mom and have a monitary Monday.

  2. B. Stover
    8:50 am on November 25th, 2013

    Congratulations Stephanie and Carol.

    My suggested title was “From D.C. with Love” and I also suggested that one of the characters be named Bond. (I can still hear Sean Connery introducing himself: Bond, James Bond…as only a Brit could say it.)

    Good morning all.

  3. Kathy Soukup
    8:53 am on November 25th, 2013

    Love it!

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:35 am on November 25th, 2013

    I do like the title. No spy connection, but it is clever. Are we going to get to hear any more? Looks like maybe not.

    Light snow here and very cold. Have a few holiday decorations up and working on cards. Very behind on shopping this year.

    Thinking about Melanie this morning. Also hope Rebecca feels better – she pushes herself too hard.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    9:42 am on November 25th, 2013

    HRH B, like you, mom thought of Bond and some of his Russian adventures. One was “For Your Dog Only”. Got to admit, though, Paw and Order is good.
    Congrats Stephanie and Carol.

  6. Melanie
    10:02 am on November 25th, 2013

    Love it! My favorite of mine was Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Dog.


  7. BooBear
    10:09 am on November 25th, 2013

    Good luck today, Melanie! Purrs and prayers headed your way.

    We really like the title!! Those of you who submitted titles please post. It always amazes Mom how creative everyone else is!

  8. Herd of Hounds
    10:13 am on November 25th, 2013

    Melanie, mom didn’t send that one but she thought about about it. Does that make you twins?

  9. O'Howlers
    10:37 am on November 25th, 2013

    Paw and Order is a great title! Better than any of ours. Congrats to Stephanie and Carol.

  10. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:37 am on November 25th, 2013

    Title!…Bah-humbug…grump!…No one said anything about it being a court drama…grumble!…Doubly Stinks.

  11. O'Howlers
    10:40 am on November 25th, 2013

    How can Barb be behind on Christmas shopping? It isn’t even Thanksgiving!

  12. Tupper and Gilly
    10:44 am on November 25th, 2013

    Morning everyone –
    Melanie – have a safe trip and a good lunch at Chipotle’s! We will be waiting to hear good news.

    The title – its ok. We liked Melanie’s better. Ours were ok; we sent in “Mr. Little Goes to Washington”, “The Sum of All Furs”, and “The Dog Who Loved Me”. Not brilliant, but ok.

    We have two days before the start of show season madness. From now until Christmas, Mama will be home 3 days a week, and then off to the next show. Yes, she is crazy. But you have to do the shows when the shows are.

    We may be back later, but right now we have to get cracking packing.

  13. O'Howlers
    10:47 am on November 25th, 2013

    T&G! We sent in Mr. Little Goes to Washington too!!!!

  14. O'Howlers
    10:50 am on November 25th, 2013

    Our other 6 titles, none of them great, were:
    Spies Like Us
    Battle of the Republic
    In the Garden of Dog and Evil (because D.C. Is more evil than Savannah)
    Tail to the Chief
    and our personal favorite: Sibes like Us

  15. Tupper and Gilly
    10:56 am on November 25th, 2013

    Howlers – We knew it! We ARE twins!

  16. O'Howlers
    11:06 am on November 25th, 2013

    T&G, Wow! Who’da thunk it? You two must have been behind the door when the legs were being handed out.

  17. Tupper and Gilly
    11:07 am on November 25th, 2013


  18. Tupper and Gilly
    11:07 am on November 25th, 2013

    we just got in line twice when they were handing out “cute”

  19. Herd of Hounds
    11:08 am on November 25th, 2013

    T&G, you must be mom’s twin too with The Dog Who Loved Me. Lots of twins on this here blog. My favorite was “Clear and Present Canine”.

  20. O'Howlers
    11:09 am on November 25th, 2013

    Heh Heh!

  21. dawson
    11:48 am on November 25th, 2013

    Congratulations to the title contest winners. I like the chosen title. Short and sweet.

    Melanie: Hope the appointments go smoothly.

    O’Howler’s: How’s Fern?

    AJ and Rebecca: How about a day of rest for the two of you? I know that is impossible so how about a half a day of rest?

  22. Siber-H
    11:54 am on November 25th, 2013

    Congratultions to the winners!

    Fellow Sibers, I would have chosen your title, Sibes Like Us.
    How is Fern ths morning?

    I’m only saying this because it is Spence’s favorite team. Congratulations to the Patroits for winning the game last night

  23. O'Howlers
    12:24 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Fern is still in the house, while we Sibes are banned to the outdoors. Last we saw her, she was still not standing.
    The Patriots won that game? Rio was posting about a blowout. Siber, hooe you didn’t start watching it.
    We would like to hear everyone’s titles.

  24. Herd of Hounds
    12:33 pm on November 25th, 2013

    OH: okay, you twisted our fur. Already mentioned the twin with T&G and the one just up above and the one in our first post.
    From Canine with Love
    The Canine is Not Enough
    The Canine Identity
    The Dog Ultimatum
    Last of the Doggy Heroes (a spoof of a PA/SQ title)

  25. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    12:35 pm on November 25th, 2013

    My five titles were:

    Advise and Retrieve
    Nobody Bites It Better
    The Spy Who Pawed Me
    A Growl in the Dark
    Let Sleeping Dogs Spy

    Oh well, maybe next time.

  26. Barb & Maggie
    12:38 pm on November 25th, 2013

    We like The Dog Ultimatum and Tail to the Chief. Both excellent.

    Snowing like crazy here. Very pretty out there.

    MPM/LouLou’s Mom, Got the SDD, noted and recorded. Thank you.

  27. Barb & Maggie
    12:40 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Oh, and now two of Teddy’s Dads – Nobody Bites it Better and Let Sleeping Dogs Spy. So many great ones!

  28. Macy's mom
    12:41 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Mr. Husky, have you heard? They traded KINSLER!!! The Rangers as we knew them are gone, gone I say.

    There is a puppy trapped in a storm drain on the news. It has been down there at least a week and looks kind of Sammy-ish. It was born under a school a couple of months ago, and its cries are upsetting the kids. They promised us an update before the end of the newscast. This is to take the place of the “storm of the century” that did not happen.

    This just in, the mom a white lab, is wandering around, but now no sounds. They think that the pup may have found another way out. We sure hope so. They showed a video of the little one knee deep in freezing water.

  29. O'Howlers
    12:45 pm on November 25th, 2013

    HOH! That SQ/PA title is one of our favorites. So many good ones from you and W and T’s Dad. We especially like A Growl in the Dark.

  30. O'Howlers
    12:47 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Oh, Macy! Surely they could have saved that pup days ago?

  31. Sneakers
    12:55 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Mine was “Murder, He Barked” Loved Angela Lansbury as Jessica Fletcher back in the day!

  32. O'Howlers
    1:00 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Hello Sneakers! We loved AL’s jessica too. And we neglected to say Hello to Kathy Soukup. Welcome to both!

  33. Herd of Hounds
    1:03 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Sneakers, T&G, Melanie, W&T’s Dad, B&M, OH, HRH B, What a bunch of fun titles šŸ™‚ WE are all winners. Sure we’ll hear Rio’s later and more as well. These hits just keep on coming!

  34. Staff
    1:05 pm on November 25th, 2013

    I LOVE Paw and Order. snicker Way better than my choices which I have already forgotten.

  35. BooBear
    1:22 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Y’all are all so creative!!! Love all the titles. Glad we didn’t have to pick the winner. But being a Law and Order fan, we do love the winner.

  36. Barb & Maggie
    1:38 pm on November 25th, 2013

    HOH, Don’t give us any credit for titles. We were just remarking on other’s suggestions.

    Nap time. BBL

  37. Siber-H
    1:43 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Fellow Sibers, Yes, The Patriots won. I know they are the New England Patriots but I think of them as The Boston Patriots.
    I cannot be blamed for the Broncos loss. I wasn’t even in the same room as the tv. The Broncos have only themselves to blame and I bet they are kicking themselves today.

    Aww Macy, I hadn’t heard about Kinsler being traded. GAH
    We can hope–hope springs eternal in the baseball Spring–
    that the Rangers will put together a good team.
    The same goes for the Rockies.

    I hope they can save the puppy.

  38. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    4:13 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Grump!…Most of youse guy’s title are way better than Paw and Order….grump!…Really? Out of 500 titles thats the one they chose? Unbelievable…snort!

  39. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    4:28 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Broncos!…Don’t get me started on those Broncos…grump!spit!

  40. Herd of Hounds
    4:30 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Rio, would you share the titles you came up with? There have been some pretty good one here today. Teddy’s Dad is really creative šŸ™‚

  41. c.hobbit
    4:48 pm on November 25th, 2013

    No time to read the blog but I hope everyone is ok and taking care of each other. My update:
    I lost my jacket upon arrival at LAX. Unfortunately the interior pocket had my cell phone and AK driver’s license. I had draped it over my suitcase as I was wheeling it down the sidewalk and it fell off in the dark without me noticing it until too late. I have checked daily with the airport police and have also contacted my phone service. There has been no activity on the phone and I suspended service. The phone is passcoded but I am still concerned about someone breaking into it and getting confidential information and, of course, I had no photo id to get phone or to drive while in California. I am hoping against hope that a good Samaritan picked it up and will mail the phone and license back to me. My iPad was to be FexEx’d to me on Saturday but the horrid road in Anchorage prevented that. It is supposed to be mailed today and I hope to have my iPad before Thanksgiving. If anyone has any advice on how I should proceed, please email me. I have been on my sister’s phone to police, the phone company and the DMV (on hold 15 minutes and I hung up) but she doesn’t have many roaming minutes so I can’t eat up the time on her phone.

    My sister was called as my emergency contact by the doggie day care. Sadie is still having problems and needs to see the vet and get special food. GAH!

    Work on going through my parents’ house is doing pretty good but there is a lot more to do than this trip will allow. Take care everyone and have a nice Thanksgiving.

  42. c.hobbit
    5:08 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Darn auto correct strikes again. I am concerned about getting HOME with no photo id (not concerned about getting PHONE with no photo id). Sigh. Off computer now (at library but don’t really have right to be on as I have no library card from the town)

  43. BooBear
    5:25 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Poor Sadie. She wants to be home with her mama! And poor C.Hobbit!! Fingers crossed that someone finds her stuff and turns it in or mails it to her house.

  44. Barb & Maggie
    5:32 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Carol, Some states offer a picture ID for people who don’t drive but want an id form. Wonder if state of CA would issue one with your sister’s address. You may have to prove residence to get one, not sure. That is a bad situation to be in!

  45. Siber-H
    5:42 pm on November 25th, 2013

    C.Hobbit, I wish I had some helpful ideas, but I don’t. We will be worried about you so please let us know what is going on if you can.

  46. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    5:52 pm on November 25th, 2013

    CHobbit!…How do you manage to get yourself into these situations?…grunt!…Traveling is not for me, that’s for sure…sniff!

  47. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    5:55 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Titles!…I might want to re-submit my titles for the next go-round so I don’t know if I should share them…sniff!…Course they are all Spy Related titles so realistically I probably won’t resubmit them….grunt!

  48. O'Howlers
    6:13 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Hobbit!! We are so worrit and we have no good advice. Poor Sadie. Oh my what a pickle.
    Rio, We decided we will submit Sibes Like us next time, and every time. Hah!

    Mom put Fern on a perch. She was a little unsteady but managed to hang on. Then we went upstairs so mom could get out of her work clothes and into her barn clothes. Fern started Bwak Bwak Bwak’ing real loud. We rushed downstairs and there she was, still on the perch, but facing the other direction. How did she do that when she can’t even stand?

  49. Siber-H
    6:27 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Maybe Fern can stand but she doesn’t want you guys to know that. She might like living in the house while guess who is outside.

  50. O'Howlers
    6:37 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Siber, The temps here are frigid, with snow on the way, so maybe Fern is faking it, huh?
    We found this article on facebookie. Things our 2-leggeds are not supposed to share with us on Thanksgiving.

  51. Herd of Hounds
    6:41 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Fern is one smart fowl.
    CHobbit: our paws are crossed for you,your Sadie, your jacket, your phone and you I.D. Not in that order. What part of So. Cal are you in? She spent a lifetime there.

  52. Staff
    6:42 pm on November 25th, 2013

    CHobbit Oh my goodness. What a terrible thing to happen. I sure hope things get fixed but I have no idea how. Yikes. Just what you don’t want at this stressful time. We understand about the phone minutes because that is the cheap kind of cell phone we have, but we also have a land line. Good luck with this. And stay in touch as much as you can.

  53. Princess Sam
    6:42 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Our family loves the chickens. Starting with peaches and Lily. Now with the oley’s chickens.

  54. Barb & Maggie
    6:51 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Thank you Sam for remembering Peaches. When we see her she still runs to Barb and wants to be picked up.

    We are anxious to hear from Melanie.

  55. Masquers
    7:09 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Cleaning and cooking. Bear & I are supervising.
    Will be back in the morning.

  56. BearSpiritDog
    7:10 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Thinking of Melanie.

  57. Herd of Hounds
    7:12 pm on November 25th, 2013

    T&G, Know your mama is busy but, if she hears from Melanie, ask her pass along the info.

  58. Riƶ - The FEvil Pug
    7:58 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Fern!…Faking it!…snort!…She probably did an ice skating move called the Twizzle! In lay-hens terms it is a quick multi-rotational turn on one claw while moving forwards or backwards…snort!

  59. Riƶ - The FEvil Pug
    8:00 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Title!….Here is one of my titles – “The Spy Who Unleashed Me”….sniff!…I’ve decided I will never try to win another Title Contest because lately the ones chosen are incredibly bad IMHO…grump!

  60. Princess Sam
    8:05 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Rio, we didn’t submit any titles because we are clever enough to think of anything, but we agree with you that the selection was not the right one.

  61. Princess Sam
    8:06 pm on November 25th, 2013

    I should add to that, that the titles that were selected didn’t fit the description we were given.

  62. Riƶ - The FEvil Pug
    8:15 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Sammie!….Thanks for having a spine in your little body and backing me up….snort!

  63. Melanie
    8:20 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Okay, back about an hour ago and just rested . .

    I love everyone’s titles. I appear to be a twin with some of you . .

    “The Bite List”
    “Seeing Red”
    “An Agent of Treats”
    “The Silent Dog”
    “The Dog Who Loved Me”
    “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Dog”

  64. Melanie
    8:24 pm on November 25th, 2013

    This part will be long and I hope I don’t put something in that makes it moderated.

    So first vet was very proud of how I got everything from a certain place in Boston . Turns out the vet’s consider that a black hole. Then he told me that I did have cancer in 2009, and it completely disappeared. Just went away. I now have a different type in the same place. But they don’t know why the first disappeared nor why it’s a different cancer. I told him not to worry about it. My body was just weird.

    Tumor is too big for transplant. They will be doing a Selective Internal Radiation Therapy or Radioembolization or as I’m calling it a sludge of Buckyballs. The first catheter would be inserted to make sure that the Buckyballs don’t go up into my lungs. If that is clear then the following week I would go into Lahey for the real thing.

    The tumor would not start getting noticeably smaller for two to three months.

    So what I’m going for is for them to do whatever they want, but I’d like this tumor disappear too!

    Works for me.

  65. Melanie
    8:25 pm on November 25th, 2013
  66. Riƶ - The FEvil Pug
    8:36 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Melanie!…Thanks for the update…sniffle!…At least there is a plan of action in place now…grunt!…I get so mad when I think of how much time that other bad doctor made you waste…grump!…I am very grumpy today if you have not noticed….growl!

  67. Riƶ - The FEvil Pug
    8:37 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Title!….”License To Leap”…grump!

  68. Riƶ - The FEvil Pug
    8:38 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Another!….”The Dog With The Gold And Guns”….grunt!

  69. Herd of Hounds
    8:42 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Melanie, perhaps once you are rested you should begin writing “As the Gurney Turns” and be sure to include such tunes as “I Don’t Want No Caaaanancer” and “Put a Little Doc in Your Life”. Scheech, sounds like quite a day. Glad you’re home

  70. Melanie
    8:44 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Oh yeah, I have to wait at least two weeks while they get the insurance okay.

    On to the next thing.

    GLAD is ding “Chritams for Children” where she will sponsor a child’s wish list of wants and needs fora a local family in a shelter. She has an eight year old girl, and needs some ideas for books that would be good for that age.

    If you have some that you are willing to send her, OR if you have some titles, let me know. I had guys. At eight I was reading adult fiction. I am at a loss here.

  71. Melanie
    8:45 pm on November 25th, 2013

    I’m not tired. “Chritams” is a holiday for dyslexics.

  72. Pancho & Lefty
    8:49 pm on November 25th, 2013

    What will become of our Hobbit!

    Melanie: We’d give you dainty licks of healing, but we’ve been informed there isn’t anything dainty about us. We will give you a head bump instead.

    Title! One Nation Under Dog—it was our idea, by our lady took credit for it.

  73. Riƶ - The FEvil Pug
    8:51 pm on November 25th, 2013

    P&L!….”Lick And Let Die”…heh!heh!…I know, I know…sneeze!

  74. Melanie
    8:52 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Think of the tumor in your liver
    growing with a quake and shiver
    Put a little doc in your Life.
    You see it’s getting late
    oh please don’t hesitate
    And put some Buckyballs in your liver.

    And your liver will be a better place
    and your liver will be a better place.
    For it and me
    Just wait and see.

  75. Riƶ - The FEvil Pug
    8:53 pm on November 25th, 2013

    CHobbits!….Are very resourceful, I am sure she will be A-Ok after much stress and worry…grunt!….Why was she pulling her luggage in a dark area by herself, that’s what I want to know. Things could have been a lot worse it sounds like….sniff!

  76. Pancho & Lefty
    8:54 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Rio: If there were a contest for best looking, creative evil pug, you’d have our votes.

  77. Pancho & Lefty
    8:58 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Was CHobbit on a secret mission to find a perp?

  78. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:06 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Loser!…Nope, I’m a big fat loser when it comes to Titles…sniff!…The time I’ve wasted on this bullony makes me shudder…grump!

    Agent!…CHobbit is not a trained Agent. We can all attest to that fact…grunt!…She is On-Duty doing her family-duty…sniff!….Good Luck CHobbit. Keep us updated on what becomes of you in the strange land they call California…wheeze!

  79. O'Howlers
    9:17 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Melanie, We are glad you have a plan. Did you like the doc?

    We are heading off to beddy bye and will be thinking about both the Hobbit and Melanie. Good night, All.

  80. Melanie
    9:20 pm on November 25th, 2013

    CHobbit, I am sorry. May your phone and wallet be returned to you post haste.

    Before we went to the vet’s we went to Chipotle Mexican Grill for lunch.
    Here is Zoƫ learning how to eat a burrito.

  81. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:23 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Zoe!…She looks great! Who is that guy beside her?…sniff!sniff!

  82. Macy's mom
    9:26 pm on November 25th, 2013

    You go, Melanie! And with a thundering herd of back-up.

  83. Siber-H
    9:27 pm on November 25th, 2013

    I feel really bad because I know C.Hobbit is worried about Sadie.
    This has to have happened to many people many times…losing their ID before a plane flight. I am sure there is a solution.

    Melanie, Hugs
    The cancer disappeared once. It can just disappear again with the help of these doctors.

  84. Siber-H
    9:30 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Zoe does look great. If I had known she didn’t know how to eat a burrito, I would have taught her long before now.

  85. Barb & Maggie
    10:03 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Melanie, Glad to know you have a good plan of care. We think these docs know what they are doing.

    Great picture of Zoe. Who is she with? Chipotle has really good food.

    Night all.

  86. Herd of Hounds
    10:09 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Burritos, the staff of life, and so versatile. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, even dessert!
    Rio: Go ahead an be a Crabby Appleton. We got some good chuckles from your titles.
    Heading toward dreamland soon. Got lots done here getting ready for the trip (mom refuses to call it a vacation since she still has to cook and clean šŸ™ )
    Nighty night.

  87. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:19 pm on November 25th, 2013

    HoHo!….Here is another one for ya cuz I know you will be up later…snort!…”The Chew Bone Conspiracy”….chorkel!…It makes just as much sense as Paw and …cough!…Order…sniff!

  88. Tupper and Gilly
    10:34 pm on November 25th, 2013

    We think Melanie has probably finally headed for bed. In answer to your questions, that adorable guy with Zoe is Melanie’s engineering nephew Will. He is a delightful young man, funny, talented and smart. When he gets together with YSAS, hold onto your toes – things are going to happen.

    Meanwhile back at this ranch, the van is packed, the new inventory is boxed and checked. It has indeed been a very busy day. Tomorrow – well maybe we will have time to breath. Maybe.

    We would just like to say that we loved everyone’s titles. So much creativity, and different thought patterns. It was fun.

    And Rio – we think you should write a book – The Grumpy Pug’s Guide to the Universe – that could be the subtitle, and you could use one of your great titles on the front cover.

    Bella – one more glass of water. Come on, you can do it.

  89. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:37 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Tupper!…Sarcasm is not welcome today…grump!sniff!… Titles and Sub-titles indeed are not enjoyable anymore…gruffle!….”This Dog For Hire”….wheeze!

  90. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:41 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Will!….Where there is a Will there is a way!…snort!….He does look like a real character…snort!…Someone I could hang-out with and enjoy his jokes…sniff!…I cannot even imagine Clarkson and Will together in a room…heh!heh!…Oh what fun!

  91. Staff
    10:45 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Poor Rio, I hate to tell you but I LOVE the new name. Here are some whining doggies for you…snicker. Maybe they will cheer you up. They might annoy Beau too.


  92. Tupper and Gilly
    10:45 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Rio – what sarcasm?

  93. Masquers
    10:47 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Rio! This Dog For Hire is a winner in my book.

  94. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Staff!…You would!…grump!

    Tupper!…The sarcasm regarding one of my “great titles”….sniff!…”The Canine Supremacy”…gurgle!

  95. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Maskers!….If I were to ever have a favorite Kat you would be It…snort!

  96. Pancho & Lefty
    10:56 pm on November 25th, 2013

    T&G: Our lady is in trouble. Tenzing is pacing back and forth waiting for her return from work. Did she do a good job taking care of herself today?—no. Once Tenzing is finished lecturing her, Luna will move in for her part of the disciplining. She will give our Lady ‘the look.’ The look is far worse than any amount I lecturing. It is quick and effective.

    More to T&G: good luck with the show!

  97. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on November 25th, 2013


  98. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Twins!….CHobbit and Rebecca will be the death of me…gruffle!

  99. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:01 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Others!…Not to mention Melanie and Fern and all youse other sickies…sniff!….I need a vacation!…grumble!

  100. Pancho & Lefty
    11:03 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Rio: We’re leaving the light on at your little cabin in the woods. We left you some pmail nearby.

  101. Tupper and Gilly
    11:04 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Pancho snd Lefty – thanks

    Rio – we weren’t being sarcastic. We think you should write a book. Really.

    No, really.

    Staff – that video was too funny. Mama wants to take a video of Gilly watching it – that was pretty funny too.

  102. s Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:06 pm on November 25th, 2013

    P&L!…I know I can always count on you guys for some good pmail…snort!…That little cabin in the woods is sounding mighty inviting these days…sniffle!

    BARB!…Have you ever Brined a Turkey?…grunt!…This is a hopeless post as Barb will never ever read it…grump!

  103. Tupper and Gilly
    11:09 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Rio – we brined out turkey. Why are you only asking Barb?

  104. Pancho & Lefty
    11:09 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Rio: We aim to please.

  105. Masquers
    11:11 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Beautiful photo of Zoe!
    Worked like a dog today supervising, now it’s time for bed.
    Goodnight everyone.

  106. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:12 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Tupper!…A book!…grunt!…Well as you may or may not know I have all the time in the world to sit around staring out a window and writing a book like Spencer does all day long…grump!…Between getting up in the morning, going out!out!out! and then eating breakfast, napping, watching soap operas with her mother while snacking on all sorts of snacks, then napping, burping, farting, sneezing and waiting for my friend to come home, I hardly have time to think all day long let alone write a book…grumble!

  107. Tupper and Gilly
    11:14 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Rio – we aren’t sure your head is the right shape either. Isn’t there something about needed a point?

  108. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:16 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Brining!…I guess I never thought a couple of Corgis would take the time and trouble to brine a turkey…grunt!…That’s why I asked Barb aka Julia Childs the question…..sniff!…But if youse two Corgis have a great recipe for an 18 pound turkey, please share…heh!heh!

  109. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:18 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Heads!…Pointed vs Flat…sniff!…That could be a deal breaker in the book writing business…gruffle!

  110. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:24 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Golinka!…How did your early Turkey Day go?…sniff!…Did you post about it and I missed it?…wheeze!

  111. Pancho & Lefty
    11:27 pm on November 25th, 2013

    As we understand it, most of Rio’s day is spent producing Eau du Pug. That is not a task for the feint of heart.

  112. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:30 pm on November 25th, 2013

    P&L!…I would say 75% of my day consists of producing gaseous odars….sniff!…But you should see Beau’s schedule!…yeeep!

  113. Tupper and Gilly
    11:34 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Rio – there are about a billion recipes for brine online, and some stores sell prepackaged brine mix. You can’t really go wrong with brine – just lots of salt, dissolved in hot water, and add some kind of acidic ingredient – lemon juice or orange peels or even cider vinegar. Line a bucket or a cooler with a plastic trash bag (unscented), pop the raw, cleaned turkey in it, add the brining water to cover the bird, seal the bag and keep the thing cold for 4 hours up to 24 hours – take the turkey out, dry it off and cook as normal.

    Our Thanksgiving went great. Mama’s clay teacher Andy and the Storyteller’s Mohawk friend Bill came as did Mama’s silent, grumpy brother and his equally silent adult son. But Bill is a laugh riot. He is a world famous art conservator, and kept everyone laughing with some of his stories. The food was all good and we got leftovers – what could be better than that?

  114. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:36 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Bed!….Gassiest of the Gassy is begging to go to bed now… sniff!..So we are all on our way up to our warm soft beds. Except for Beau, his bed is cold, hard and toyless….grunt!

  115. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:39 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Tupper!…Hey that sounds simple enough for those two to do even though they have never attempted it before…sniff!…The hard part is talking her mother into doing it altogether…grunt!.. Your early Turkey Day sounds way better than our normal Turkey Day will turn out…grump!

  116. Pancho & Lefty
    11:41 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Beau keeps a full schedule.

    Nighty noodles.

  117. Tupper and Gilly
    11:42 pm on November 25th, 2013

    Yaaaaawwn – yup, that’s it for us too.
    G’night all

  118. the panorama condo
    11:40 pm on November 27th, 2013

    Being surrounded by renowned schools including
    Cedar Primary School, Maris Stella High School (Primary),
    and the St. Andrew’s Village suite of Kindergarten to Junior College education.
    the panorama condo

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