Elephants (More)

Admin: since the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary came up last week, here’s a little bit from To Fetch A Thief:

I ran onto the loading dock. Still some light left and I could see Peanut clearly. She was on the ground, walking toward the perp’s old – what was the word? – jalopy. That was it. She walked over to the jalopy, lifted one of her huge round feet and stomped down, crushing the whole front end. Why? I had no idea, but I liked it, liked it a whole lot. Then Peanut raised her trunk high and blew a beautiful trumpeting sound up toward the darkening sky. I loved that trumpeting sound – as good as Roy Eldridge or better – and was hoping for more, when the baboon blew right by me with a whoosh of air, flew out into the night and disappeared from view, although not before I saw that he had the sombrero.

I jumped down onto the ground and went over to Peanut. This was the Peanut Case, meaning she was my responsibility. First I had to get her attention. That probably meant waiting until she’d finished crushing the jalopy’s back end. It didn’t take long.

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  1. Barb & Maggie
    9:07 am on November 7th, 2011

    Ya gotta love Peanut! Didn’t she end up down their in the Tennessee sanctuary too?

    Good morning all.

    Watched Once Upon a Time last night. Enjoyed it, but not sure yet if we will follow it.

    Watched about half of True Grit and turned it off. Acting was excellent, but just coudn’t get in to it. Westerns are not our favorites venue.

  2. Melanie
    9:18 am on November 7th, 2011

    What a great way to start a morning! Crushing a Jalopy. I also loved when Chet was trying to “herd” her.

    Patsy finally fell asleep. Thank Dog.

    The polar bears are not to be found this morning. And one camera is down. Churchill’s weather is 30 degrees F Wind 28 mph, light snow.

    Ours? Will be in the 50’s today.

    Masquers: are you keeping your eye on the possible storm in the Atlantic? Might come up the coast. Two of my weather sites are calling for opposite weather on Veterans Day. Should be interesting.

  3. Tupper and Gilly
    9:18 am on November 7th, 2011

    Morning all. We are loving “Once..”.
    The insurance guy is here about the roof and the tree. Paws crossed – maybe he can come up with an answer about bad neighbors

  4. Melanie
    9:19 am on November 7th, 2011

    Morning MagPie!

  5. Melanie
    9:31 am on November 7th, 2011

    The automatic dishwater is official dead. It went not with a bang but a smell.

    Hi T&G, hope it works.

  6. Sam
    9:42 am on November 7th, 2011

    Melanie, I thought the Newfs washed the dishes for you.

  7. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:19 am on November 7th, 2011

    Baboon!…. Heh!snort!….Both of us snorted very loudly when we first read the part about the Baboon and the Sombrero…..chorkel! …..That ole Spencer might be a bad typist but he sure can write funny stuff…chuffle!

    Dream!….Did I dream it or did we open the store yesterday?…snort! …. I guess I should go see it there is anything left out there…grunt! ….I caught Maskers lurking around the Jewelry yesterday. I better check and see if that bracelet my friend likes so much is still around…heh!

  8. Masquers
    10:23 am on November 7th, 2011

    TFAT is one of my favorites of the C&B Mysteries.
    Melanie: WeatherKat will be posting updates this afternoon.
    I like your comment: “It went out with a smell” snicker.
    Good one Sam! we thought so too.
    T&G: Good luck with the Insurance Guy.
    B&M! Once Upon a Time: Stick with it – the next episode gets better.
    Wishing a Good Monday to you All

  9. Masquers
    10:27 am on November 7th, 2011

    Rio: Credit card is now in paw – proceeding accordingly, albeit with caution.

  10. Masquers
    10:50 am on November 7th, 2011

    BBL

  11. Barb & Maggie
    11:20 am on November 7th, 2011

    Good morning, Melanie. Sorry about the dishwasher. Here I am the pre-wash. I work especially well with pans with stuck on residue.

    Barb is bitcing and fussing, she can’t eat all day, and has to drink some yucky stuff later (a whole gallon)for a colonoscopy.
    No fun at all!

  12. Tupper and Gilly
    11:33 am on November 7th, 2011

    oooo – Barb – you have our deepest sympathy. No pun intended. ICK!

    Insurance guy has come and gone. Yikes! He was up on the roof and all over the place. We had no idea it was as bad as all that. Looks like the house is going to be under construction for a while. Thank goodness it was originally built by a rather excentric paranoid guy who way overbuilt. That was what saved our Gramp the Night The Tree Came Down.
    And he says we have really dumb neighbors whose trees are threatening more of our property. So the next person is the tree guy who will walk the property line and point out what trees constitute a hazard.

    So, exactly whose idea was it to have this freak snowstorm in October. We would like to have a word with them.

  13. Staff
    12:01 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Dear Royals,
    We are happy to hear of your paranoid builder. And sorry to hear of the damage and construction that will have to occur to fix the damage.

    Sounds like it will be a busy winter.

    (whispering) We just bought some of Melanie’s musher cards.

  14. OleyHowlers
    12:24 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Hello Plunderers! So far, we only learned the fate of one of our purchases. So we aren’t quite sure how much of the money we swiped from Mom remains.

    T&G, our hearts go out to you for the pain you’ll have to endure with all of those repairs. As much as we suffer for any trees that have to lose their life, we hope your neighbors see the necessity of taking the steps needed to prevent a similar occurrence.

  15. Snowhook Bella
    12:32 pm on November 7th, 2011

    All Shop ‘Til You Drop Plunderers: All orders that have been place to date (that being less than 24 hours) are able to be filled. You can breath a sigh of relief and prepare to eat the credit card bill so your two-leggeds don’t see it.

    Rio: Please check your SDD.

    Barb: Please put down that awful drink and check your SDD.

    In the past 24 hours we’ve recieved a thigh deep snowfall. AJ worked all day yesterday and again until 2am today clearing our driveway. He takes it so personally when it snows.

  16. Barb & Maggie
    12:42 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Rebecca, I put down my drink and checked my SDD, now it is your turn. Thanks!

    Royals, Did the insurance adjustor have any opinion on whether you can look to your neighbor’s ins. for reimbursement? Did you tell him that this is the 3rd occurance? Establishing a pattern of damage could help your cause.

  17. T.C.
    12:53 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Oh what wonderful news!!!! My Sibe pack bought moi an extra-special gift!!!!

    Now if only I could have gotten to Macy’s Muffy of the North on time for them. Siber, if you got Muffy, sell her to us to give to our guys. After all your mom won’t let you anywhere near her.

  18. Snowhook Bella
    12:54 pm on November 7th, 2011

    This announcement deserves a post all its own:

    A very generous and thoughtful Plunderer who wishes to remain anonymous sponsored a checkpoint in honor and memory of our dear MollyPop.

    The specific checkpoint selected is still being determined, but it goes without saying, Snowhook will probably be the only team with a fierce-tail swagger going into the checkpoint.

    Thank you to the anonymous sponsor.

  19. B.Stover
    1:02 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Good afternoon all. I’m at school between classes and grading midterms.

    I just read Wookie’s account of the meeting with Spence. Thank you Wookie’s dad. That is a beautiful library.

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:12 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Check-Point!….Wow!Wow!Wow!….snort!… That is amazing news about yet Another Anonymous Donor!!!!….Woooooo! Wheeeee!…..It is especially wonderful that it is in Honor of our beloved Agent Molly….snuffle!

  21. Melanie
    1:15 pm on November 7th, 2011

    B.Stover: Are talking about Wookie’s account from the post of “Concord”? Or have I missed something? Which would not be surprising . . .

    The Indie film YSAS was going to film this week is having production problems. Still no electricity at the set. They are not sure when they will be able to film this movie. Sigh . . .

    He and OTAS are still cleaning up limbs and leaves in the new backyard! And they have not gotten to the side yards or most of the front.

    Looks like my guys and one’s F will be coming up Thanksgiving, Staying two nights and then THE BIG MOVE on Sunday!

    Wish I could be there in a way, in another way, I’m glad I’m not going to be there!

  22. Melanie
    1:16 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Thank you to the AP!!! Wow, Fierce Tails stand together!

  23. B.Stover
    1:33 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Sorry Melanie. Yes, I meant the post in Concord.

  24. Staff
    1:34 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Thank you to the AD. Mollypop is fiercely loved and missed here. What a wonderful gift.

  25. Siber-H
    1:38 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Rebecca, The check is in the mail!

    Thank You Anonymous Doner! We are very happy that it is honor of my friend forever, Mollypop. This is a most worthy and generous donation. I’m sure Mollypop is thrilled and is telling all the dogs and fuzzbutts about it at Rainbow Bridge.

    TC: No, it wasn’t me who got Muffy of the North. It was sold by the time I got to the store or I would have bought it. You’re right, I would have had to let it pass onto my Fellow Sibers because mom wouldn’t let me near it. This gets old.

  26. Siber-H
    1:58 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Bear and Masquers: Please check your SSD.

  27. OleyHowlers
    2:46 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Thank you AD!!!! We will be watching to find out which checkpoint has been sponsored in Fierce Molypop’s name.

  28. Barb & Maggie
    3:20 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Tell us more about the checkpoints, what is involved, how many there are, etc. Do different teams have their own checkpoints, or are they a group thing?

    From Barb – Starving here, just had a cup of chicken broth and it tasted delish! Clear liquids only, and no red, orange or pink juices.

  29. Mollypop's Mom
    3:26 pm on November 7th, 2011

    I hope Molly is hearing all this talk about her being so fierce. Except for the fuzzbutts and two men, she was a big marshmallow.

    One of the men came to our front door and knocked on the open and locked screen door. Molly flew at the door with fangs flashing (I had a side view) and, thankfully, the door held. The man, on the other hand, almost had a heart attack.

    The other man was in our house installing TV cable and needed a part. I went to a nearby hardware store to get it. While I was gone, Molly wouldn’t let him move from where he was standing. When I came back, Molly was all friendly and wanted him to pet her.

  30. Barb & Maggie
    3:48 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Molly, You are my idol!

  31. Siber-H
    3:49 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Maggie, Checkpoints are run by the Iditarod Trail Committee and are spaced all along the Iditarod trail. They are staffed by volunteers. All mushers and teams have to stop and sign in with a volunteer at official checkpoints. The checkpoints are one of the safety precautions along the Iditarod trail to keep the mushers and dogs safe. I know one thing they do at checkpoints is check to make sure the musher has all his required survival equipment in his sled. It is a musher’s choice whether or not he/she wants to get through the checkpoint as quickly as possible and keep on racing or elect to use the checkpoint to rest and and feed his dogs. It is at checkpoints where the mushers will find vets for their dogs. Dogs are “dropped” at checkpoints and flown back to Anchorage if the musher thinks they need to stop racing for one reason or another. Most checkpoints are found at tiny Alaskan villages along the Iditarod trail. Some of them even cook up hot food for the mushers, but the musher always feeds and beds his dogs down first.
    Rebecca can come along and add to this if she wants to, or I’ll try to answer any other questions.

    Barb, Good Luck tomorrow ! I know you will be all glad when it is over. Plan something realyy good to eat when it is over with.

  32. Siber-H
    3:55 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Maggie, I just counted the number of checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail and there are roughly 24 from where the race officially starts in Willow, Alaska.

  33. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    4:02 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Stover. My dad says thank you back. As regards the Concord Free Public Library, he said it was a truly magnificent structure. Multiple levels with multiple rooms and book cases everywhere, the way he thinks public libraries used to be back in the day. He was also very impressed by the “literary spirit” in Concord. The event that Spence spoke at is actually a multi-day festival that Concord holds every year, with authors from various genres speaking at different venues throughout the town. Most events are free, although a couple each year (like a breakfast with authors) are pay events. Wookie

  34. Siber-H
    4:04 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Maggie, Go to the home page of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race and click on “Learn About” up at the top. Then click on “The Iditarod Trail” on that page, scroll down and a map of the Iditard Trail will come up and show all the checkpoints.

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:09 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Breakfast!….With an Author?…heh!… Who would pay to watch Spencer eat his oatmeal??…snort! … Or his flapjacks and maple syrup?….sniff!….Maybe he’s an Eggs Over Easy kind of guy….grunt!….The best part would be watching him climb into his chair….wuffle!

  36. Melanie
    4:14 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Love that MollyPop!

    Hi Wookie, good to have you back!

  37. B.Stover
    4:35 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Thank you Wookie. Concord sounds like a fun place and so does the festival.

  38. Barb & Maggie
    5:01 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Siber, So the checkpoints are about every 50 miles approx? I have seen pictures of the dogs being bedded down and being fed at those spots, but didn’t know details on how they work.

    One of Barb’s friend is taking her (p/u time 6:00 a.m.) and will wait at the hospital and bring her home. If Barb is feeling up to it they will go out to lunch, however, last time she just got a quick burger at a drive-thru then came home to nap. Siber, you and Rio would love this place she wants to go. It is called Pancho and Lefty’s and is tex-mex at its finest. Small, not fancy, but food is top notch, very fresh ingredients and yummy. The owners are the former chef and nanny for Ben Affleck and Jennifer Gardner. Last time Barb ate there, the owner walked in with her dog and took her to the back office while she worked.

  39. Siber-H
    5:15 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Barb, 50 miles appears to be a good average. I see one that is a little over 100 miles and another one at 90 miles.
    Some mushers choose not to rest and feed the dogs at checkpoints. They just quickly check in and out and go on down the trail to eat and rest where it is more peaceful.

    Barb, You may not want to put Tex-Mex into your system tomorrow, but it sounds yummy. Love the name Pancho and Lefty…one of our favorite Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard songs.
    We like Tex-Mex as well as NM food. This is making me hungry.

  40. Barb & Maggie
    5:21 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Siber, It is making us VERY hungry, but you are probably right about tomorrow. After being knocked out, better stick to something easy like soup or scrambled eggs and toast.

  41. Barb & Maggie
    5:28 pm on November 7th, 2011

    While we are on the subject of colonoscopies, have all you folks out there over age 50 (which I believe would be almost all of us), had yours yet? The day before prep is dog-awful, but the procedure is a breeze. Barb’s brother, the doc, had his done last month, and he had 14 polyps! We harrassed him to go, and now he is glad he did!

  42. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:47 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Suffer!…..Barb is suffering so she wants everyone else to suffer too…heh!…No way Jose!

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:50 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Pancho!….And Lefty?…sniff!…I thought those two guys worked at Snowhook Kennels, not some Restaurant in the mid-west that serves bogus Mexican food….grunt!

  44. B.Stover
    5:55 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Good luck tomorrow Barb. Yes, I have had one.

  45. Jasper the Poodle
    6:16 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Thanks Barb for the reminder. My mom is just one tippie toe into her 5th decade and she’s just ignored that slip from the doc. I’m gonna remind her that paper hasn’t gone anywhere and she needs to put on her big girl panties and make the appointment.

  46. Barb & Maggie
    6:27 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Yes, I want you all to suffer along with me. Although I have to tell you that I had my first one in 2005, and they have way improved it since then. The stuff you have to drink is much better- however, you do have to drink 12-8 oz. glasses in 3 hours! I am starting my first glass, so will be leaving you guys before too long. Will be spending most of the evening in the “necessary room”.

    And it is NOT bogus tex-mex! Fly out here and we will go to Monroe, Wisconsin for you to try it out. Barb will even treat. You can fly from Denver to Rockford, easy flight. Don’t even have to go to O’Hare.

  47. Melanie
    6:57 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Hmmm, I’ve had two. I don’t think I have to have another for a few years!

  48. Siber-H
    6:58 pm on November 7th, 2011

    My mom is real good at ignoring those slips from the doctor. I will say no more.

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:41 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Big-Girl!…Panties!…snort!heh!snort!…Good one Jasper…heh!

    Barb!….I would love to fly out and meet you for Supper at the bogus Mexican joint, but I’m not allowed to leave my yard…grunt!

  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:48 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Staving!….Barb, you must be stavin-marvin by now….snort!… Think of it as a weight loss program. First you cleanse and then you cleanse some more, then you cleanse even more and then again and again, once again for good measure and then some more and once again just for good luck…heh! …Heck, you should weigh yourself before the cleansing begins and then weigh yourself tomorrow morning before you go to you-know-where for the test…snort!

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:48 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Grunt!…How come I can’t spell “starving”?…heh!

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:56 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Busy!…. Oh Well, Barb is probably indisposed right now anyways….snort!

  53. Barb & Maggie
    7:57 pm on November 7th, 2011

    LOL, Rio! You have found some humor in the situation.

  54. Melanie
    8:01 pm on November 7th, 2011

    He’s certainly found something in the situation!

    Well folks:

    I hate time change
    Time change is not for me.
    I hate time change
    It’s silly don’t you see!

    Off to bed. I know it says it’s only 8 but try telling my body that.
    Hopefully, Patsy will sleep tonight.

    TTFN

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:58 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Melanie!… Heck, we just got her to stay up past 9:00 some nights and now she is back to her ole 8:00 routine…sniff! ….I betcha it will take all winter to get her acclimated to the Regular Time again….grunt! …She really should not blame Patsy for keeping her awake. I know that routine. I’m blamed a lot for keeping everyone up because I just know there is something outside, possibly raccoons, that want to get into the garage and eat all my food….gruff!yeep!wuffle!

  56. Staff
    9:12 pm on November 7th, 2011

    I have had mine Barb. They get really bossy about it if you are on the Kidney Transplant list.

    Dawson, are you in Mpls now? Check out our blog. You might find something interesting on it.

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:30 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Quilt!…Wow Staff!…snort!…You made that whole huge honkin’ quilt for Dawson?…sniff!… My friend wishes she had a sister like you by golly…wow!

  58. dawson
    9:35 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Yippee!
    I am finally at a place I can call home and where the computer works. There are still leaves on many of the trees. Of course, now that I am here, snow is predicted…or rain. Mom looks great, Dad is happy to have someone who is sighted in the house and to have a yummy salad for supper.
    Then I went up to my room and Wow! My Spanish Fan! Remember I bought it in the Snowhook Auction ages ago? I’d forgotten all about it. It looks amazingly intricate and unbelievably more fabulous in person than I expected from the picture. Bigger too. And the frame is a box that opens. A really cool picture of Rio is included. Thank you Rio and friend. I’m really impressed.
    I will have to try to catch up on the blog tomorrow. Now I have to unpack and then sleep, sleep, sleep.

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:36 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Staff!…Is Dawson on her way to your house for Thanksgiving?…snort!… Our Thanksgiving is going to be very sad indeed this year, or so that’s what my friend believes…wuffle!… Just the three of us here this year. Those guys have decided if no one invites them to dinner, they are just going to make a small dinner here …grunt!…Every year, year after year after year after year, her and her mother fed tons of people. Where are all those guests now when her and her mother are practically all alone? Except they are not really alone, they do have me…heh!…Which may explain why no one ever invites them to dinner…wuffle!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:42 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Dawson!….We were just thinking about you and actually talking about you…heh!heh!… Wow! Amazing that you just showed up at that very instant…snorkel!….My friend will be over the moon to know you like the Spanish Fan!….yeep!yeep!… It is bigger than the photos ever conveyed, and I’m glad you like the pawtographed photo of me beside the Fan…heh! …No one could make me smile that day for some reason….guffle!

  61. dawson
    9:42 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Quilt!
    A Catty Librarian called and said she saw a picture of the quilt Staff is making for me. So I went to their blog and there it is! Wow! I am flabbergasted! That is going to look so wonderful in my newly painted purple bedroom. When are you coming back Staff? Huh? huh? Huh? Nobody seems to know.

  62. Tupper and Gilly
    9:45 pm on November 7th, 2011

    DAWSON!! Welcome back!

    Barb – thinking good thoughts for you. We’ve been there – twice. First time was awful – seems that Mama is immune to the meds they use during the “proceedure” She kept telling the people that she was in pain, that the meds weren’t working. They would make soothing noises, and say that Mama wouldn’t remember a thing.
    Later, when the doctor and nurse came to check in on Mama, she told them EVERYTHING that they had been talking about in the room – their diets, what kind of beer they prefered – everything.
    The doctor then apologized, and said that there are few rare folks immune to versaid (sp?) and apparently Mama was one of them.
    Gee thanks.
    So, the next time, they just put her to sleep. She liked that method a whole bunch better.
    Sorry – not trying to be scary – we know you will be fine. And hungry.

  63. Siber-H
    9:48 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Welcome back Dawson! We missed you.

    Rio, It is just going to be the three of us this year here for Thanksgiving. It will be a small but traditional dinner for us. Mom and I think that quiet holidays can be very nice. We like them. In the past, Mom has done the large gathering but now she would just rather drive me to the dog park (ok, I put that in on my own) and relax when not cooking.

  64. Staff
    9:59 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Just talked to Dawson and A Catty Librarian. Nice to hear from both of them. Dawson I will be back Wednesday eve. Glad to hear you like your quilt. Hopefully I will have time to put the binding on it tomorrow. Then the hand stitching of the binding to the back. Should be done long before you go home. You might even get to sleep under it in Mpls.

  65. Siber-H
    10:02 pm on November 7th, 2011

    That quilt is beautiful!!!

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:02 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Tupper!….Yikes! …I hope poor Barb isn’t “immune”….gah!

    SiberH!… My friend thinks it will be sad because this is the first year that Grandma will not be joining us for Thanksgiving (or Christmas) dinner….snuffle! …Grandma always had her hand in something (literally) when they were making the special meals…wuffle!…My friend is hoping no one invites them actually, because as you say, a quite relaxing Holiday is just what she really needs this year….snuff!

  67. Barb & Maggie
    10:14 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Siber, Is you mom cooking T.G. dinner? Wait a minute, I thought she didn’t cook. What’s up with that?

    Rio, A quiet dinner might be good this year.

    Barb is going to bed shortly. Yes, she is hungry, and can not believe how much food they advertise on tv!

  68. Tupper and Gilly
    10:27 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Barb – there is a little known conspiracy – as soon as a person CAN’T eat for diet, medical or whatever reason – the tv knows it and shows every ooey-gooey kind of lucious junk food commercial it can get its dial on.
    Get some sleep – it will all be over soon.

    Rio – we have been doing holiday dinners for 3 for a couple years. It does still seem kind of hollow and strange. Our Gramp misses the big family gatherings with 30 lb turkeys. But – oh well.

    This year, Mama and Dad are actually going to be sitting in a hotel on the holiday – its a show weekend, and set up is Wednesday with the show opening Friday am. They are already planning on going to a movie and having a fridge full of junk food in the room(its got a full kitchen)
    Whaddya say you and your friend blur on over to Boston and join us. We’ll bring Zingers….

  69. Siber-H
    10:29 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Rio, Mom says she knows how sad it is when a loved one is missing from a Holiday, but it can be helpful to remember all the wonderful Holidays that were shared with family that is no longer with us. Memories can be a warm way of celebrating what is now a quieter holiday. Mom is thankful for both kinds of Holidays…the busier ones from the past and the ones now where she can drive me to the dog park and stick her nose in a book when she isn’t cooking.
    The first Holidays without the loved ones are the hardest.

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:38 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Tupper!….What is Stinky Mama going to do with Grandpa while they are eating junk food in Boston on Thanksgiving?…..wuffle!… The poor guy just survived a huge limb falling on his bedroom roof, you know …sniff!…I’m not going to let my friend know about your invitation or she will leave me here alone with her mother for Thanksgiving…gasp!

    SiberH!….Those guys will be fine…snort!… I’ll keep them busy before, during and after the meal….heh! …They won’t have time to feel sorry for themselves or anything…chuffle!

  71. Siber-H
    10:43 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Barb, Yes, mom will cook but she doesn’t like to cook. My mother is not very domestic, but she does like traditional Holiday dinners rather than going out to eat or to large gatherings at friends’ houses.
    Anyway, she has to cook at home so I can get my share of turkey.

  72. Siber-H
    10:59 pm on November 7th, 2011

    night all

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Time!….Well, as Melanie already told us, this time change sucks big time….grunt!… It’s early but both of us can hardly keep our eyes open…wuffle!….So goodnight all, I am off to my warm soft bed where all my baseball toys are right where I left them…sniff!

  74. BearSpiritDog
    11:27 pm on November 7th, 2011

    Staff: Dawson’s quilt is beautiful! What a wonderful sister you are. Dawson: it is good to hear from you. We missed your posts.

    Barb: Hoping the procedure is a breeze for you tomorrow.

    Nana was gone all day doing errand after errand. All centered around this morning’s doctor appointment. Snow tires are on, grocery shopping done (praying the power doesn’t go out again), book picked up from the library (A Dog’s Purpose) A quick stop at Jack’s place for a bite, then back home much later than expected. Things not finished? Well, there’s that ballot still sitting on the table that must be posted tomorrow. A certain DVD not watched last night. Time. Seeming to need more of it lately.
    I keep telling her…you can do something, but not everything. Does she listen? No.
    Will catch up tomorrow. When there is more Time – Bear

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