E-Story 2

“These Teitelbaum divorce posts of yours,” Admin says. “I’m guessing that’s what the next e-story will be about.”

“Thinking about it,” says Spence. “We could also explore Chet’s pre-Bernie days. Maybe some of the readers out there have desires of their own when it comes to the subject matter.”

“And you’ll listen to them?”

“How can listening hurt?”

“Ha!”

Welcome Titus. Orion of Snowhook – please retry, picture wasn’t there.

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152 Responses to “E-Story 2”

  1. Masquers
    8:59 am on December 17th, 2012

    While the wind howled and rain pelted the window panes, Suvannah kept us entertained with stories of life in the far north.
    Lights are flickering…but we are still here…for the moment.

  2. Masquers
    9:00 am on December 17th, 2012

    Waiting to hear from Melanie with encouraging news about Zoe.

  3. Rose
    9:07 am on December 17th, 2012

    Good Morning Masquers, I just posted to Bear on last night’s blog. Hope you stay safe, and that this wind does not whip you into the land of Oz.

    I’m waiting to hear encouraging news from Melanie about our dear Zoe as well.

    As far as the Smoochers, I would like you to comfort Zoe at this time. I’m used to the lightning bolts by now, and I know the Smoochers are always watching over me.

  4. Smoochiest Smoocher Kat
    9:15 am on December 17th, 2012

    Wose, we will follow Luna’s plan to split up and provide comfort to all. I got lotsa kisses in me. Momma says the more I give, the more I will have in stock, so I’ve been giving plenty. In fact, with Luna’s permission, I would like to head up to Melanie’s now, then to Zoe, then be at your place in time to kiss away the lightning bolts.

  5. Melanie
    9:24 am on December 17th, 2012

    Good morning all! I’m weighing in on the eBook. Yes to all the ideas! More eBooks!

    Here’s the latest.

    She is going in for another MRI on her L1 vertebra, there is a crack and a hematoma.
    They are making sure that it goes away.
    There is no problem to the spinal cord.
    She will be having her knee checked to make sure nothing was broken there.
    She is one big bruise. Everything jarred.
    Two or three ribs broken.
    She is telling my sister everything I need to know and having her text me.

    I told my sister to make sure that Zoe knows you guys are praying for her. I also told her to tell her what Dawson wrote. “Raven’s Woman” and one tough woman. But she wouldn’t call her old.

    When the Rescue people got here, they asked if she had another other medical issues.
    She said, “I’m 80, I am a medical issue.”
    I so want to be her when I grow up.
    Take care,
    Melanie

  6. B. Stover
    9:30 am on December 17th, 2012

    Thank you for letting us know Melanie. All my best to Zoe.

    I’d like Admin to elaborate on his final “Ha!”(And I’d appreciate any e-stories that Spence wants to write.)

    Good morning all.

  7. OleyHowlers
    9:41 am on December 17th, 2012

    Thanks for the update on Zoe. She sounds like she is as feisty as always. :)

    We agree that any e-book is good with us. We would like to read about all of the stories for another time.

  8. OleyHowlers
    9:42 am on December 17th, 2012

    Bella, if you still have internet, please check your SDD.

  9. Melanie
    9:45 am on December 17th, 2012

    T&G, please check your SDD.

    The dogs are fed and pilled, the recycling is out, time to change the water and pick up the poop.

  10. BearSpiritDog
    9:52 am on December 17th, 2012

    Melanie: Thank you for this morning’s update.
    We do like Dawson’s description of Zoe as Raven’s Woman.
    That she is, that she is.
    Prayers are ongoing.

    Wose: A certain kat will be joining the other Kat to be at your side Wednesday morning. Come rain, or come shine the Smoochers go where they are needed.

  11. bluecat
    9:54 am on December 17th, 2012

    A morning of good news from G&BB last night and continued prayer for Melanie and Zoe this morning. Hi, Everybody.

    I vote for Chet’s pre-Bernie days in Chet’s puppy voice.

    Macy – we got hooked on Homeland and were shocked! I say shocked! by the finale and will certainly stay tuned for Season 3 (as well as Season 4 of BE, still looking for YSAS). And we like Mad Men. We like the shows without commercials.

  12. Rose
    9:58 am on December 17th, 2012

    Melanie, thanks for updating us on Zoe. Zoe is Raven’s woman. I have to laugh to myself because the Prof fell out of bed and fractured his wrist, yet Zoe took a twelve foot fall withour breaking any bones. Many prayers, big love and hugs to you and Zoe.

  13. Princess Sam
    9:58 am on December 17th, 2012

    I’m ready to give comfort where needed. I’m all shampooed and Wonderfluffed.

  14. Barb & Maggie
    10:00 am on December 17th, 2012

    Good morning all. Hope Zoe rested peacefully during the night. Thank you for the update, Melanie. Do you think she will be in the hospital several days? How far is the hospital from you?

    Masquers glad you and you crew made it safely through the night. Weather is still mild here, but we might get some measurable snow later in the week.

  15. Rose
    10:00 am on December 17th, 2012

    OHs: Loved the picture of youse guys in the card.(whispering) The Prof is crushing on the smoochiest of Smoochers, the lovely Kat.

  16. Rose
    10:04 am on December 17th, 2012

    Bluecat, love your idea about Chet’s pre-Bernie days for an e-story!

    Kat, I love your smooches!

    Sammie, you must look even more beautiful than you are.

    I think Luna’s idea was a good one. The Smoochers should form two groups with an eye on giving Zoe extra love and care.

  17. Masquers
    10:12 am on December 17th, 2012

    Rose: Our plans are to be with you Wednesday morning then head up the coast to join the others with Zoe and Melanie. There will be someone at their side at all times.

  18. Macy the min-pin
    10:19 am on December 17th, 2012

    Good morning to all. Nothing to say, just HI. and what everyone else said.

  19. Masquers
    10:24 am on December 17th, 2012

    That would be “over” not “up”. It’s all a “blurr” sometimes.

  20. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:27 am on December 17th, 2012

    Teitelbaum!…I vote for the Teitelbaum divorce case…heh!…It sounds like a real hoot. And Chet remembers a lot of it…snorkel!

  21. Rose
    10:28 am on December 17th, 2012

    Good Morning Macy.

    Masquers, the Smoochers mean so much to me, thank you for risking the high winds, and rainy conditions to be with me, and making sure someone will be by Zoe’s side.

  22. OleyHowlers
    10:55 am on December 17th, 2012

    Hi Macy! You are on early! We usually miss you at night, and read your posts from the nighttime during our early morning catch-ups. How are you and how is your mom?

  23. Siber-H
    11:01 am on December 17th, 2012

    I suspect Spence is just winding us up about the Teitelbaum divorce story. I hope he is. I want to read about Chet’s life before Bernie. I vote for that story.

    You guys need to speak up and vote also.

    Good Morning All

  24. OleyHowlers
    11:04 am on December 17th, 2012

    If we read about Chet’s early life, it might not have such a happy ending. We here like when things work out, like when Chet found Bernie.

  25. Siber-H
    11:05 am on December 17th, 2012

    Thanks for the update on Zoe, Melanie. She is in our prayers today.

    Melanie, Take good care of yourself through this.

  26. Melanie
    11:41 am on December 17th, 2012

    Okay, I’m headed down the hill to the other side from Zoe. My sister is with her.
    I am running the errands she is unable to run for awhile.

    Tomorrow I make my way down the other side of the hills to see Zoe. I believe the weather will be better then.

    BBL

  27. Mollypop's Mom
    12:00 pm on December 17th, 2012

    CHobbit – The post office says your package has left Anchorage. You may actually receive it one of these days. I sent it Priority Mail – hah!

  28. BearSpiritDog
    12:15 pm on December 17th, 2012

    MollyPop’s Mom: Priority Mail to Alaska is somewhat of a joke, as is also the case in sending it Priority service to B. Stover in Michigan.

    Macy: We haven’t watched Homeland yet and having missed the first season are looking for a bargain deal…like in free. Could order it from Netflix, but have an ever growing list of series to watch so could take forever to get it in our paws.
    It does sound like an excellent show.

  29. Macy the min-pin
    12:38 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Howlers, thanks for asking. I am great and mom is so-so. She just feels yucky, has bought nothing, nada, zip, for Christmas. We have not celebrated with the whole family at our house in 20 years, but due to her mom’s flood, this year the herd is coming here. Luckily, the herd is at most 10, but still… mom is not Wookie’s mom. Setting out a nativity scene is a big deal. Especially when the box containing said scene is full of fire ants. How did that happen? At least now, the Holy Family, all their livestock and various visitors are squeaky clean, no more ant spit anywhere.

  30. c.hobbit
    12:43 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Good morning everyone. I’d like to hear about when Bernie had his family (his son and wife). I suspect that Charlie loved Chet from the start of his arrival but the wife not so much. Chet might have been one of the “tipping points” that eventually led to divorce. Charlie must have been sad to move away. Bernie probably alternated between drinking too much and trying to change himself to get his family back. Chet’s perspective on what was going on and the actual split would be interesting.

  31. Belle Starr
    12:43 pm on December 17th, 2012

    SiberH: I vote pug! I have no idea how my Two-Legged will vote, but I will cast her vote because she is waiting to get on a plane. She votes pug, too.

    CHH: Did you get the items my Two-Legged sent you?

  32. c.hobbit
    12:51 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Belle Starr: yes, I got a package. I’m waiting until Christmas to open it.
    MollyPop’s Mom: I’ll let you know when your package arrives.

    -48 here. Meals-On-Wheels deliveries canceled because of the cold. I always think that the seniors probably need the deliveries more on cold days especially Mondays since there are no deliveries on the weekend. They also won’t be delivering next week on Christmas Eve. {{{sigh}}}

  33. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:01 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Meals-On-Wheels!…snort!… They are not very reliable, are they?…grunt!… You’d think very cold days and Holidays would be a priority…sniff!…Kick some butt CHobbit – straighten them out over there!…wheeze!

  34. B. Stover
    1:02 pm on December 17th, 2012

    I thought I received Rio’s package rather quickly and Linda’s pretzels also.

  35. Barb & Maggie
    1:06 pm on December 17th, 2012

    CHobbit’s idea for a short story sounds interesting. We vote no for Chet’s puppyhood saga, as it was not a good start for him.

    The FDR movie we watched on Saturday was interesting. HBO movie called Warm Springs, which is the rehab place where FDR lived, after his bout with polio left him unable to use his legs. Here are some interesting tidbits about Eleanor. Her maiden name was Roosevelt also. She appeared to have been the stronger personality. FDR seemed like a spoiled, rich mama’s boy. He fell in love with Lucy Mercer (Eleanor’s assistant), after he and Eleanor had six kids together, one of whom died young. Eleanor (who apparantly did not like the act that was required to produce all those children) offered him a divorce and he accepted. Then mama said spoiled rich boy would lose his trust fund if he got a divorce and ruined his political career. Eleanor, who was shy and didn’t like public appearances threw herself into the public arena after FDR had polio and went to spend long periods at Warm Springs. She became quite a politico when woman were not prominent in that area, speaking out for woman’s rights and blacks as well. Lucy Mercer, who got married in 1920, was at Warm Springs when FDR died there in 1945.

  36. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:12 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Tupper!…I think my SDD has been on the blink off and on, but can you check to see if Golinka received a secret message from me yesterday before we found out about Zoe’s accident?…grunt!…Damned technology!

  37. Rose
    1:59 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Belle Starr, so word on the street is that Tenzing has a new pillow. Does this mean you get his old one?

  38. Belle Starr
    2:19 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Wose: Yes!

  39. Tenzing
    2:21 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Rose: No!!!

  40. Rose
    2:26 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Tenzing, I see there is a difference of opinion here. I thought your old pillow had my VBFF’s smell on it. Doesn’t your new pillow have your Lady’s scent on it, and wouldn’t it make you feel safe and secure?

  41. Tupper and Gilly
    2:28 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Hi everyone – it has been such a busy morning around here, we are just now catching up.

    Rio – Mama checked back into her emails. Understand that she was at the show, getting emails and calls from Melanie, plus various and assorted other craziness all around her. She may have deleted something by mistake. Really and truly, if she did delete something is wasn’t because she meant to.

    Barb – Eleanor has long been a Woman We Admire. Got interested in her because of her son’s mystery novels featuring her as a detective. Yes, the books are fiction, but there is a lot of insight between the lines, and a lot of historical facts about the White House years. Elliot’s fondness and respect for his mother shines from every page. His distant acceptance of his father’s behavior is also apparant. But there is no doubt about how he felt about Mrs. Nesbitt’s tuna sandwiches….tee hee

    So – Melanie just left. She was doing errands on this side of the hill, and stopped in. The latest of Zoe is that she does indeed have a cracked elbow, and a broken knee. Martha texted that it is too soon to even think about knee replacement.
    Zoe is still in ICU and at this point is just MAD! Mad that she is hurt, mad that she can’t just get up and walk home, made that the world is simply not the way she planned it, mad that she can’t go to the recycling center…..
    We know Zoe, and we are thinking that “mad” is a good thing. Its better than sad. And don’t forget that they are giving her lots and lots of “oh look! – a purple and green giraffe!” drugs.
    Melanie is remarkable calm. For now. But she has said that when the boys come home, one of the first tasks will be to BOARD UP THAT DAM HOLE IN THE LOFT!!!!

  42. Rose
    2:37 pm on December 17th, 2012

    T&G: You are right about Zoe being mad….much better than feeling sorry for yourself. I am sorry to hear that she has a cracked elbow and broken knee.

    Belle Starr, you are up top!

  43. BearSpiritDog
    2:38 pm on December 17th, 2012

    I, for one, am Glad that Zoe is Spitting Mad!

  44. BearSpiritDog
    2:43 pm on December 17th, 2012

    The Best News is, as Leonard said, Zoe Will Be Okay.

  45. Tupper and Gilly
    2:58 pm on December 17th, 2012

    And now for the funny story :

    Yesterday when we heard from Melanie, Leonard immediatly left the show to go get his prayer supplies from the van. Unfortunatly, it was POURING down icey rain at the time. So, he decided he would just do the prayers from the van.

    He had his sage and some other special herbs that are part of his family medicine. So, he put them in the smudge pot, lit it, and proceeded to send prayers up. Of course the windows were all fogged up, and Leonard was very intent on what he was doing.

    He finished what he needed to do, put his supplies away, and put his coat back on. He opened the door to the van, and found that he was surrounded by police cars and fire trucks, all with their lights going and radios cackeling. And since the sage does have an aroma very similar to something a little less legal, Leonard’s first thought was, ” Oh, crap!”

    The emergency personel was actually there because a woman had suffered an allergic reaction to something, and about 10 people had called 911.

    So, Leonard just squared his shoulders, and with head held high, made his way through the crowd, looking to neither side, chin up, the very picture of the respectable Native Elder. The crowd kind of parted naturally, and made his way back to the entry door. Then he walked by the very last cop who apparently got a good whiff of the smoke still clinging to Leonard’s clothing. Cop’s eyes got kind of big, and he followed Leonard back into the show. He never got any closer, but he stayed within eyeshot of our booth for the rest of the day. Leonard figured he better not do anything else even a little suspicious, but on the upside, we felt pretty secure when we were packing out (the riskiest time for theft), as we had Big Brother Officer watching our every move.

    tee hee

  46. Kat
    3:07 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Oh my, a cracked rib and a broken knee. I need to get to Zoe ASAP. She was so kind to me when I visited her and Dan the Man…I will do anything to make it all better for her. Mom says I can’t help tho. Sob.

  47. c.hobbit
    3:09 pm on December 17th, 2012

    T&G: that is a funny story. I recall many years ago when I worked at an Alaskan university, a new department head brought in an elder at the first department meeting to “cleanse” and “purify” the room. He burned sage and chanted. There had been a lot of conflict in that department. One professor kept rolling his eyes and was obviously annoyed. A week later he had a heart attack. People were curious if it was because he had been disrespectful (I don’t think that it how it works, it was just a coincidence). However, the faculty became a lot more respectful about native customs and beliefs.

    Back to an e-story or just a dog question…I assume that Chet wasn’t the only puppy born in his litter. I always wonder if litter mates ever come across one another later in life after they have gone their separate ways. Do they recognize each other?

  48. Siber-H
    3:32 pm on December 17th, 2012

    T&G That is a funny story and my first thought before I read any further was, oh no, because sage does smell like you know what.

    We are sorry, too, that Zoe has a cracked elbow and broken knee.
    Zoe’s determination will help her get back on her feet sooner than some would.

  49. Masquers
    3:34 pm on December 17th, 2012

    The Teitelbaum divorce is not on the top of our list of e-story choices. Any info on Chet and Bernie prior to what we presently know would be preferable.
    Kat: Rose says your kisses can make anyone feel better.
    T&G: Heh. Very funny scenario with Leonard and the police. I must say, life certainly is never dull where you are.

  50. OleyHowlers
    3:34 pm on December 17th, 2012

    That is a very funny story, T&G.
    Macy, Mom can relate. We have hosted the big big (~30) people Christmas Day forever, and it always has Mom stressed out. This year, she and Pop decided to end that tradition, and she is enjoying this Christmas season more than ever. She says it has been all about fun fun fun (except for the bad news that keeps occurring).
    C.Hobbit, that is a marvelous idea for a short story. Mom just told us this: When our older brother Misha was just 1 year old, our neighbors liked him so much, they decided to get a husky puppy from the same breeder, as a present from Santa for their 3 young boys. So Yukon had the same mom as Misha, but was not a littermate. He was a litter after Misha. The neighbors asked Mom and Pop to keep the puppy for ~a week, so the kids wouldn’t know until Christmas morning. As soon as that pup arrived at Misha’s home, he who liked to ruffhouse with everyone, lied (Bee?) down and let that puppy climb all over him. They became inseperable best friends from that moment on, for the rest of their lives. Mom always thought it was because Misha smelled his biological mom on that puppy.

  51. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:42 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Lied!…That does not sound right…snort!…My guess is it would be “laid” down…sniff!…And that is exactly what I need to do. Lie down….grunt!

  52. OleyHowlers
    3:46 pm on December 17th, 2012

    We know it would be lie down, but we never get that past tense right.

  53. B. Stover
    3:50 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Howlers: “Laid.”

  54. B. Stover
    3:53 pm on December 17th, 2012

    “Lied” is not telling the truth. And Misha (subject)laid (verb)himself (object) down.

  55. Barb & Maggie
    4:06 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Funny story Amalia. LOL funny. Glad the police were not there surrounding Leonard. He would have had some ‘splaining to do.

    OK, now we know Zoe fell thru a hole in the loft, and didn’t tumble down a 12 foot flight of stairs. But do we know WHAT she was doing up there in the first place?

    Amalia, we admire Eleanor R also. Interesting that FDR accompolished so much in his 3 terms as President, but evidently wasn’t able to stand up to his domineering mother.

  56. Masquers
    4:11 pm on December 17th, 2012

    B: That is an good explanation…something we can easily remember. Also, like Riö said…it (just) didn’t sound right.
    We here have other English usage challenges. In fact it is a challenge even to explain what they are. Heh. However, we are certain you cringe every time you see the faulty sentence construction.

  57. Masquers
    4:14 pm on December 17th, 2012

    (whispering) If Mike Baker would put an edit feature on this here blog we would be soooo happy.

  58. B. Stover
    4:21 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Masquers: There are not that many grammatical errors on the blog. The only thing that irritates me (besides “read” as a noun, and I shouldn’t tell you this) is misused (usually missing) apostrophes.

  59. Siber-H
    4:30 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Masquers, I agree about the edit feature except I can still miss my mistakes when there is an edit option. The Iditarod message boards have an edit feature.
    If I want to feel better about all my mistakes, I just go look at some of the customer reviews on Amazon and think I am not as bad as some of them.

  60. Barb & Maggie
    4:31 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Your write Bee, us here our annoied buy that two!

  61. B. Stover
    4:36 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Barb: I shouldn’t be laughing but I am.

  62. BearSpiritDog
    4:39 pm on December 17th, 2012

    B: Apostrophes? Hadn’t considered those…..OMD.
    Good one Barb&Magpie…definitely cringe-worthy.

    A deplorable story, but one with a Happy Ending.
    http://www.dogster.com/the-scoop/dog-news-husky-car-horn-rescue-dogs

  63. BearSpiritDog
    4:40 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Damit!

  64. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:44 pm on December 17th, 2012

    SiberH!…What you don’t realize is you used to be terrible at writing…snort!… Now with years of practice each and everyday, you are not so bad anymore…heh!

  65. Tupper and Gilly
    4:46 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Barb – good one!

    ( and hanging our heads in shame, we admit to being terrible apostrophiers. But sometimes, it honestly and truly IS the dam ipaw! When we try to say “well” the ipaw changes it to “we’ll”. But if we try to write “we’ll”, it changes it to “well”. Typing this into the ipaw has been h e l l!)

  66. Terry Ballard
    4:47 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Melanie, please thank Zoe for giving me the best laugh of the day.
    “I am a medical issue.” Priceless.

  67. OleyHowlers
    4:49 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Funny, Magster.
    Bear, now Mom is on her “I hate people” rant again. :(
    How is your weather?

  68. Masquers
    4:50 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Have we heard from Rebecca lately?

  69. Siber-H
    4:50 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Thank You, Rio. (I think)

  70. Masquers
    5:00 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Howlers: The weather question was addressed to Bear, but he’s “you know where” stuffing his face. So I will answer.
    The brunt of the storm appears to have happened south of us and, although we had some strong wind gusts, we escaped the worst of it.
    Temperatures are predicted to drop significantly tonight with lowland snow in the forecast.
    btw: Whatever happened to last weeks big snow predication that was supposedly on the way? Did it pass you by?

  71. B. Stover
    5:10 pm on December 17th, 2012

    I like “apostrophiers.”

  72. Masquers
    5:22 pm on December 17th, 2012

    One of the main things that rubs our fur the wrong way is misspelled words. Barb was joking and taking it to the max, but sadly it is all (to/two) too common. Even people you think would (no) know better. Of course, as T&G say, the dammed iPaw is frequently to blame.

  73. SnowBella
    5:33 pm on December 17th, 2012

    I was told it was -58 this morning when I arrived. A little while later, I was told it was -60. To tell you the truth, I can’t tell the difference between the two extra degrees. 😉

    Rio: I will give you one guess what I’m eating for lunch. Give up? Moose head stew. This is a first for me.

  74. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:36 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Maskers!…Check your SDD…snort!

    Rebecca!….Gah!…gurgle!

  75. Barb & Maggie
    6:21 pm on December 17th, 2012

    We should have said “us hear” rather than “us here”. Oh well!

    Got a movie for tonight. Hope Springs, with Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones. Did anyone see it? Previews look good and we got it for free. The local Family Video sent an email saying that we could have one free movie and half price movies for 2 weeks to try to draw us back in. Netflix is just so much easier.

  76. OleyHowlers
    6:22 pm on December 17th, 2012

    WeatherKat, the storm is expected tomorrow, but will sadly be just rain. Sniff

  77. Princess Sam
    6:22 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Mommy says the only thing I won’t eat is peas. That means I would like moose head stew.

  78. Masquers
    7:05 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Riö: Saw your SDD then got a call from an old friend…just got off the phone a few minutes ago. Response has been sent.

    Moose: Bet even BSD wouldn’t eat that (or would he?).
    Bella does it taste like venison?

    Howlers: We thought “they” were calling it The Storm of the Century.

  79. Macy the min-pin
    7:12 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Sammie you can have my serving of moose head stew. Watch out for the eyeballs.

  80. Melanie
    7:16 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Okay, Please note that I have “Brain Fog”.

    Zoë is still in ICU. They are watching that hematoma on her L1 vertebra. It is shrinking, but they want to make sure it goes away.

    Her knee and elbow will not have to have surgery. “Non-displacement” breaks.
    She is now on a pain pump. I am not sure what color giraffes she is seeing.

    I keep texting my sister that the dogs are okay (they are) because Zoë is very concerned about them.

    We are postponing Dan’s Celebration of Life. That’s going to be interesting to do by email, mail and Facebook. I hope I still have the list.

    She has asked me to bring her robe, lactaid and vodka. She is getting the robe and lactaid.

  81. Macy the min-pin
    7:16 pm on December 17th, 2012

    This is more my speed.

  82. Wose
    7:22 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Macy, you are making me laugh!

    Moose head stew…does it taste like chicken?

  83. Barb & Maggie
    7:22 pm on December 17th, 2012

    If Zoe is asking for vodka, I think shw will be OK. Probably wise to wait a bit, Zoe. Glad she is not facing a knee replacement!

  84. Melanie
    7:24 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Next . .

    Fire Ants??? Goodness. You may keep them down there, Macy.

    Littermates: Our ladies can tell when one of their puppies is visiting. When our youngsters have met their littermates, they can always tell that they have found a relative.

    Terry, Zoe is a hoot!

    When I was getting more dog food, Tim (the owner) asked where Zoë was. When I told him, he and the guy buying dog food for his dog all had mothers like Zoë!

    The other customer had a Siber. He gives pills in a piece of meat and then throws it up in the air so the dog will catch it. Otherwise, the Siber eats everything but the pill.

    I still have NO idea what Zoë was doing in the loft.

    Hmm, about that getting to her feet faster? Yea, the problem is going to be keeping her off her feet until she heals.

    I have an edit program. It’s me. Right after I hit the submit button, I see the errors.

    I’m headed off to get ready for bed. If I don’t get back on . . TTFN

  85. BearSpiritDog
    7:28 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Eyeballs! Yuk!
    Macy: Your little Moose is more to my liking.

    Melanie: We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Zoe update. No Surgery Needed On The Knee & Elbow. WoooHoooo!!!

  86. Masquers
    7:34 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Zoe asking for vodka is an excellent sign. Probably wouldn’t mix too well with the Giraffe pills though.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:36 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Vodka!…If Melanie takes Zoe the Vodka, she won’t have to worry about all those other thing…heh!heh!

  88. Wose
    7:39 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Zoe: You go, girl!

  89. Staff
    7:41 pm on December 17th, 2012

    One of the things I always notice is the misuse of phase and faze. I see it constantly in novels. I think the romance editors have no idea of the definition of either word.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:42 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Gripe!…Howlers, is it just me or is that little fat smuggler guy ruining the whole Burn Notice experience this season?…growl!…I can’t stant that guy. I know his character is supposed to be annoying but he is totally ruining the show for me…grump!

  91. Wose
    7:46 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Rio! Maybe a mojito will make everything better. :)

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:51 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Rose!…No, I need about 6 beers. He is so annoying…sniff!…I swear if they take that little smuggler with them when they leave the country I will quit watching the show for good…grump!

  93. Wose
    8:02 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Rio! Would hot wings help?

  94. Tupper and Gilly
    8:08 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Did anyone else see the opening moments of The Voice?
    sniff….

  95. bluecat
    8:09 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Macy – thanks for the mailing and for making me laugh with your mention of the clean Holy Family et al. I’m watching Homeland again with Dad ’cause he missed it last night and I’ll be looking for clues – DID HE DO IT???

    Zoe – what a gal! At least give her flavored vodka to go with her colorful giraffes.

    Bee – the use of will and shall confuses me.

  96. Barb & Maggie
    8:17 pm on December 17th, 2012

    We are going to go watch the movie we picked up earlier. May be back, if not see you tomorrow. Sweet dreams everyone, and especially Melanie.

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:21 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Wings!…Hot Wings!…snort!…Do you know how long it has been since I have had some really good hot wings?….drool!…Forever and ever and ever…wheeze!…This needs to be fixed and quick!…grunt!

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:23 pm on December 17th, 2012

    SiberH!…That was the best compliment I could give one of my best pals…snort!…Now you are becoming a very good written communicator. Practice makes perfect. Along with Stover’s lessons of course…heh!

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:29 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Dawg!…I hope Rebecca can stay warm wherever she is tonight…wheeze!…I mean I have never be in temperatures that dramatically cold. That is dangerous stuff by golly….sniff!…I bet Beau’s snot would freeze quicker than, well snot!…heh!

  100. SnowBella
    8:33 pm on December 17th, 2012

    The answer is no to all the questions of what it tastes like. I did my best to eat it. I started with the part of which I was most wary and then moved to the next part I was most wary. By the time I finished those parts, my mind really kicked in and I couldn’t finish any more. The community has always been very generous and I rarely go without a meal when I am here. I keep telling myself at least I tried it, but I didn’t go back for seconds. My brain has been telling my stomach it doesn’t feel well since lunch.

    Maybe I can convince Zor to share a sip of vodka. I think I have to start drinking first.

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:36 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Rebecca!…I was just thinking of you…snorkel!…I’m sort of glad to hear Moose-head stew does not agree with you. Otherwise, I don’t know what I would have thought of your pallet…heh!gurgle!…Now I don’t feel so well either…burp!

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Tupper!…The Voice is going to come on here in about 10 minutes or so…snort!…We do not usually watch this show, but I want to see what you are sniffling about tonight…wheeze!…Like we need any more crying around here this week…grump!

  103. c.hobbit
    8:47 pm on December 17th, 2012

    One summer I taught village teenagers from around the state who were in a special 6-week program to introduce them to a taste of attending college. This was many years ago. At the end of the first week, the students held a potluck for us featuring their native foods. Keep in mind that they really missed their village foods and were often kind of ill from eating our American foods so they were really looking forward to this potluck and talked about it all week. Anyway, I was curious and happy to attend. There were lots of interesting foods. I, too, did my best. I think mostly the village students laughed at us as we were picking our way through the different choices.

  104. Staff
    8:52 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Guys,
    Have Dawson tell you about the Moose nose. She says it is very rude to look at the elders and say “AAAAHHH That’s gross”!

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:52 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Parts!…I keep wondering which ‘parts’ Rebecca was most wary about and then my stomach starts gurgling and I have to think of something else…gurgle!gah!

    CHobbit!…So its safe to say you didn’t copy down any recipes that day, right?…burp!gurgle!

  106. Masquers
    8:57 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Tip on eating bizarre foods: cover in chocolate.

  107. dawson
    8:59 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Moosehead Stew?
    Moose nose is a delicacy among the First Nations in Fort Nelson. I found out from a headline in the local paper from the Police Report section: “Moose nose recovered”. One of our local boozers was arrested carrying a moose nose in his pocket. It had been stolen from his neighbor lady.

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:01 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Voice!…Oh dawg, that is one of my most favorite songs…sniffle!

  109. dawson
    9:04 pm on December 17th, 2012

    http://www.food.com/recipe/Moose-Nose-180095
    Here’s a link for the recipe in case you find a moose nose hanging about.

  110. Tupper and Gilly
    9:06 pm on December 17th, 2012

    We know someone who has traveled the world with her sister, working with Doctors Without Borders. Her rule of thumb about having to eat strange and unusual foods – “Anything can be considered edible if it is battered and deep fried” – a technique that is apparently universal

  111. Staff
    9:07 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Dawson says she has not personally used this recipe.

    heh heh heh

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:07 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Dawson!….Heh!snort!heh!…You’ve taken us from sniffling to chuckling…snort!…Local boozer steals moose is pretty darn funny…chorkel!…Do you ever cook up moose for a mid-week supper?…heh!

  113. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:09 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Great!…So now instead of watching Tebow we are watching The Voice…grunt!…Beau is not a happy football-fan camper right now…snort!

  114. Staff
    9:10 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Only the nose Rio. Not the rest of the moose. The nose is big enough.

  115. c.hobbit
    9:13 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Growing up our mother always let us have one item from each food group that we wouldn’t eat. So I wouldn’t eat liver, spinach or beets or apricots. (Yes, I know I listed two vegetables.) As an adult, I now eat spinach. I remember for years as as adult I wouldn’t try kiwi (at my mother’s urging). I always shook my head and said “I don’t eat fuzzy, green fruit.” Now it is my favorite fruit and I always think of my mom when I eat it. I should probably give apricots another try :-)

  116. Melanie
    9:14 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Hmm, usually I enjoy our discussions on food . .

    If I were offered something that I had not eaten before, I would wait until my hosts had taken bites and then eat. I learned that when we moved to Virginia from Illinois. I found everything delicious. The only thing I did not try was pickled pigs feet. They still look like feet.

    That’s all for now. Keep warm those that are cold.

    TTFN really

  117. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:14 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Staff!…Only the nose knows!…heh!…I meant to type Moose Nose but I’ve been having trouble with MY KEYBOARD all night long…grunt!…Melanie has sent me her malady apparently…grump!

  118. c.hobbit
    9:15 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Rio: send me a SDD on what I missed on the Voice. I am still at work for another 2+ hours and will probably miss it. No clients the last 90 minutes as it is too cold! The office had no heat this morning but was ok when I came to work at 3:00.

  119. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:18 pm on December 17th, 2012

    CHobbit!…I’m sure you will be ablet to catch it on UTube or the some entertainment link tomorrow…sniff!…It’s not the same if I just tell you about it…whiffle!

  120. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on December 17th, 2012

    CHobbit!…Here is a link where you can watch the video of the opening moments of The Voice…snort!

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/nbcs-the-voice-opens-season-finale-with-touching-tribute-performance-for-sandy-hook-shooting-victims/

  121. B. Stover
    9:28 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Bluecat: There was at one time specific “rules” for using will or shall but they aren’t generally used (in America) anymore. We usually use “will” for most things except asking first person questions: “Shall we go tomorrow?”

  122. BearSpiritDog
    9:36 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Thank you for posting the link, Rio. The tribute was very touching.
    Very tired here. Early morning rising at 4:44 am.
    See youse manana – Bear

  123. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on December 17th, 2012

    4:44 am!…Interesting time to rise up so early Bear…sniff!

  124. SnowBella
    9:46 pm on December 17th, 2012

    The reason Dawson gave about turning your nose up at what is offered is precisely why I tried some. I didn’t want to be rude and waste their hunt. As I was told it is a delicacy. I started with the nose first, then moved to eating the tongue. I was very grateful they offered my lunch.

  125. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:50 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Gah!…I had something to post but now I am thinking of the bits and parts of moose swirling around in Rebecca’s stomach…gurgle!burp!

  126. SnowBella
    9:57 pm on December 17th, 2012

    There is talk of planes not bein able to get out of the village. Yeep!

    CHH: I hope you are staying warm.

  127. bluecat
    10:01 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Bee – thank you.

    ‘Night all.

  128. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:06 pm on December 17th, 2012

    NO!…Rebecca, you need to get out of there so you can get a good meal….Holy Moose!…Do they have any vending machines?… Maybe some Moose Teeth Crunchies, or BBQ Moose Hooves, or Moose Tail Jerkey or those Moose Horn Fritos, possibly some Moose Droppng Skittles…gah!

  129. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Remember!…Now I remember what I was really going to post before all this Moose food thing came up…snort!…The little Scottish Hobbit on The Voice is amazing! He will winnit! I just know it….woooooOOOOooo!..McDermot is his name. What a great singer! He looks like a young Michael J. Fox…chuffle!

  130. c.hobbit
    10:34 pm on December 17th, 2012

    When I worked at the university, I went to villages a couple of times of month, sometimes arriving in a tiny 4-person plane. Once a pilot gave me the choice of flying home or not. He told me he usually doesn’t like to fly when it was below -40 or something like that. It was a bit colder than that. Note: 4-person planes are not heated. Hmmm…here I had a pilot who basically told me he didn’t want to fly, I certainly wasn’t going to make him–so I stayed put.

  131. SnowBella
    10:48 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Rio: You are making my stomach flip and flop even more. Gurgle.

    CHH: I wore my boots, bibs, coat, hat and gloves on the flight here. The plane was heate to a degree, but I was still glad I was bundled up for the flight.

  132. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:49 pm on December 17th, 2012

    See-Hobbit!…That is why you are still with us today…snort!…You said NO to the risky aeroplane flight. I hope Rebecca does the same when the time comes…grunt!…She seems to think she can catch any willy-nilly flight and eat any gross thing that is offered up to her with no consequences….gurgle!…Makes my head spin. I wonder if the Giant knows about this careless behaviour…grump!burp!…I may have to write him a letter…wuffle!

  133. SnowBella
    10:57 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Rio: In your strongly worded letter to the giant can you tell him to pick up some soda crackers at the store?

    I have granola bars with me, but the thought of food isn’t my friend right now.

  134. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Deliverance!…Because my stomach is way too upset to go to sleep on thanks to all that moose…sniff!…I am up watching the last half of Deliverance…grunt!…Now, I for one would love to know what Clarkson thinks about this movie as an actor. It is still terrifying after all these years….wheeze!…We here have only ever been able to watch it from start to finish Once in our lives…wheeze!gurgle!…Maybe not what our stomachs are up to tonight, but we are not ready for bed yet…wheeze!

  135. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:11 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Pig!…Thank dawg we missed the squeal like a pig part…grunt!…Although my friend is reading an early novel written by the Charming Mr. Abrahams and the squeal like a pig reference was made, but not in the same context as this horrifying movie, thank dawg again…gurgle!

  136. SnowBella
    11:12 pm on December 17th, 2012

    I have never seen that movie. I should add it to a long list of movies I should see.

    I hope Zoe is getting some restorative sleep tonight.

  137. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:21 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Rebecca!…You know not of what you speak…grunt!…Add this movie only if you have nothing else in the world to watch. I mean it. It is not a feel good movie, even though it is a great movie in terms of acting and directing…wheeze! …And music.

  138. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:39 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Lawd!…That very very very last scene in Deliverence made my heart stop once again…wheeze!…That movie!

    Sleep!…Now I will try to go to sleep in my warm soft bed with all my baseball toys where there is absolutely no canoes, paddles, banjoes, or bow an arrows please!…wheese!…And most importantly, NO crazy hillbillies at all…gurgle!

  139. Macy the min-pin
    11:40 pm on December 17th, 2012

    Moose roast with potatoes and carrots and onions is delish.

    Bluecat, I don’t think he did it.

  140. Wose
    6:44 am on December 18th, 2012

    I feel like splorting after all this moose head stew talk. My rule of thumb is, if it doesn’t look good on the plate, I’m not eating it.

    Rebecca, please don’t make us eat moose when we visit. I hope you feel better, stay warm, and safe travels!

  141. OleyHowlers
    8:25 am on December 18th, 2012

    Rio, we here are behind on watching Burn Notice. We have 2 episodes on our DVR.
    Happy news that Zoe will not need knee replacement. But it will be difficult for her to stay still long enough to mend. Good luck with that, Melanie.

  142. Rose
    8:42 am on December 18th, 2012

    Good Morning OHs!

  143. Melanie
    8:54 am on December 18th, 2012

    Good morning! I’m off for another busy day. Very glad I won’t have eyeball soup when I come home. Gag.

    I will be going to the vet for meds and then to visit Zoe. I’m going to take the iPad with me and see if I can hook onto their wi-fi.

    Riö, my Mechanical Engineer nephew also does competitive kayaking. He has a tee shirt that has “Paddle Faster. I hear banjo music.”

    YSAS is on his way to what NYC calls upper NY. 90 minutes above NYC. snicker
    Another green screen and an overnight stay.

  144. OleyHowlers
    8:58 am on December 18th, 2012

    Mornin’ Rose!

  145. Macy the min pin
    9:18 am on December 18th, 2012

    Good morning Blogosphere. Annie got us all up at 5 this morning and then could not explain what the emergency was. Kids!

  146. OleyHowlers
    9:19 am on December 18th, 2012

    Hi Macy!

  147. Rose
    9:19 am on December 18th, 2012

    Melanie, give big love and hugs to Zoe. Big love and hugs to you too!

  148. BearSpiritDog
    9:29 am on December 18th, 2012

    Blogosphere. Heh, heh. Good one, Macy.

    Good Morning Rose, O.Howlers & Melanie!

  149. OleyHowlers
    9:38 am on December 18th, 2012

    Hey, We didn’t even see that Melanie posted when we did! Good morning, Melanie. Give Zoe hugs and kisses from all of us.
    Good morning, Bear!
    Mom is pushing us outdoors and going for a massage.

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