Exotic Animals


“Wasn’t Too Fetch A Thief kind if about this?” says Admin.

“Kind of,” says Spence.

“What is with some people, that they’d want to own a caged-up lion or tiger?”

“I don’t know.”

“Even the whole zoo thing is starting to bother me.”

“Me, too,” says Spence. “Although not everyone can get to a game park in Africa. And there’s something awesome about seeing these creatures up close.”

“Much less awesome when they’re wasting their lives away behind bars,” Admin says.

“Agreed,” says Spence. “I wonder what others think.”

Welcome Emma, Teddy the napper.


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127 Responses to “Exotic Animals”

  1. B.Stover
    9:25 am on October 20th, 2011

    I think that the only time an animal should be “captive” is when it is being helped through an injury or illness. Otherwise, animals should be left in their natural environments.

    Good morning all.

  2. dawson
    9:27 am on October 20th, 2011

    Good morning.
    It is very sad to see a once majestic tiger pacing in a cage.
    Worth it!
    It is worth a week off of school for a teenager who hates reading to enjoy the experience of reading a good book.

  3. OleyHowlers
    9:36 am on October 20th, 2011

    Good morning, Chet, Spencer, Admin, Bee, and Dawson,
    We agree wholeheartedly about zoos. Even tho its neat to see the animals up close, that is not the way they are meant to live.

  4. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:47 am on October 20th, 2011

    Wildlife!…. Here in Colorado there is a Wildlife Sanctuary that rescues Lions and Tigers and Bears and Wolves and probably other guys too from the stupidity of humans….snort!….The santuary provides a life of dignity and contentment for the animals. Their saying is “Saving one animal may not change the World… but surely – for that one animal… the World will change forever!” ….sniff! …. My friend has been out there and it is an awesome place. They rehabilitate the animals to the point they can live in large open areas ….sneeze! ….It’s a more realistic life style than being caged up…grunt! … Here is a link to their website.


  5. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:53 am on October 20th, 2011

    Lions!…The story of the Bolivian Lion Rescue is truly amazing!….snort!…It is on their webpage. You should check it out…wuffle!


  6. Melanie
    9:56 am on October 20th, 2011

    Morning Chet! The Pack is snoozing this morning. Wet, wet, wet . . . We have a lot of wild animals living near us. And, except for the snigglefritzing beavers, everyone gets a long. When the flock of 50 wild turkeys were in the neighborhood, we didn’t go chasing them around with a camera so that we would get chased. (still can’t get over that strange TV producer doing that) When a moose walks down the street, we keep the Pack inside the house. Bears pass through but they usually stay away from our house. We’ve also had coyotes (Eastern), a fox eating some seeds, porcupines eating the apples out of the trees, deer (dog, did they freak out when the Pack started barking. So we treat wild animals as wild animals because they ARE!

    So keeping wild animals by a single person because they can? Naw, The Pack and I vote NO!

    Zoos? Depends on the zoo. If zoos are there for education, helping keep endangered animals’ populations high to be released, yes I’m for them!

    Now why they had to shoot to kill? Have no idea. I do know that not only did the idiot let them loose before he killed himself, he ruined their cages so they couldn’t be put back in . . . All us here shaking our heads.

    Ohio is a big place for puppy mills too.

  7. Melanie
    10:06 am on October 20th, 2011

    I started off about 30 minutes ago and then Patsy needed a tummy and then YSAS called and then I needed more coco, so the upshot is

    I didn’t say “Hello Everyone!”.

    Bella, ME nephew has asthma. Been under control for years! This fall has been very rough. We have had one frost so far and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of rain. Usually by this time we have had a killing frost and snow. The snow doesn’t usually stick but snow for sure.

    His asthma is bad, my allergies are bad . . . Don’t usually wish for COLD weather, but would really like some!

  8. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:28 am on October 20th, 2011

    Asthma!….When me and my friend were living under the big Sick-a-more trees everyone thought she had asthma….grunt!….Well, now she doesn’t even take anything for allergies except if we have to go over to my other house which is where those trees are….heh!….Me? I breath just fine….snort!

  9. Melanie
    11:00 am on October 20th, 2011

    Wow, this page just refreshed itself and I lost my comment. Weird. I blame the rain.

    Sooo, once again . . .

    My window box is doing great. My begonia took off once I put it in there. It’s doing better than it did all summer. My fuchsia are blooming again too!

  10. B.Stover
    11:09 am on October 20th, 2011

    Beautiful flowers Melanie. Are they blooming late or is this normal?

  11. Staff
    11:10 am on October 20th, 2011

    Good morning all. I vote against most of the zoo’s I have ever seen. I try not to go there they make me sad.

    Rio your sanctuary sounds wonderful.

    I have no comment on the guy who let all his animals go and then killed himself. Anything I would say would be impolite.

  12. Bo and Mani
    11:24 am on October 20th, 2011

    Good Morning All. We just watched a news report about the exotic animals, and were shocked at the pictures of all the animals lined up after being shot. It’s very disturbing to us. Poor things. The Bengals are very rare and this just makes it worse. But even more disturbing is the fact that a human being who is supposed to be taking care of the animals would put his charges in a situation where they were killed like that. He was suicidal, and clearly not thinking about what could/did happen.

    It’s sad to think that someone is so distressed that he can hurt innocent lives, as well as take his own. There are hotlines out there for that. It’s unfortunate that he didn’t feel he could call one, or at least place his animals appropriately first.

    Outside of San Antonio, there is a wild life refuge you can drive your car through. Mom told about the time she took her nephew CL there. They had bought some kibble to feed the animals. Talk about up close and personal…an antelope stuck his head inside the car, and grabbed the bag out of CL’s hand!

    So maybe there isn’t any true wildlife in a case like that. The creatures get used to the public driving through, and feeding them. Same thing happens in zoos and here at home. We are all domesticated in some fashion…so it’s hard to rationalize the killing of the exotics.

    Anyway, let’s all try to have a positive day. The sun is out and the air is cool, and we’re going for a walk. Talk to you all soon.

    11:26 am on October 20th, 2011

    We are not totally opposed to zoos, if they are done right. If the animals have a fairly natural habitat, then it gives people a chance to see them, and maybe increase public awareness of the need to provide for them in this world of shrinking habitats.

    Now about the idiot who cased the tragic events in Ohio – why didn’t he just kill himself? He set those poor animals up for almost certain death. We wish they could have saved them by keeping people inside while they safely tranquilized and recaptured them, but perhaps that was not realistic. This guy had 18 Bengal tigers that are endangered, with only 2500 left in the entire word, and they are now shot dead. Makes me sick!

    I think the solution might be tougher laws against individuals purchasing and owning these wild creatures. Most of them don’t have a clue what they are doing. Ohio is one of the few states that doesn’t have laws about this. Illinois is much tougher.

  14. Masquers
    11:40 am on October 20th, 2011

    Lions, tigers and bears indeed. It was sad to hear of all those wild animals being killed. We join Staff in saying no comments about the owner, as they would surely be moderated big time.

    This happened in the Boulder, Colorado area recently. This guy’s a tiny bit bigger than my nemesis, the raccoon and that Maine Coon Cat isn’t so small either

  15. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:44 am on October 20th, 2011

    Starving!….Look how skinny he is!…snort!…Thats why those animals come up to houses. They are looking for food…wuffle!…Which reminds me, I better go check and see if there is any Zingers coming out of their packages for coffee break…sniff!

  16. Melanie
    11:49 am on October 20th, 2011

    Whooee Masquers! Scary! We do NOT repeat have mountain lions here in the North East. At least that is what the officials tell us. There’s one or two that is spotted near my sister’s (15 miles away) every winter. There has also been pictures, but the official “word” is they do not exist here.

    B.Stover: Usually we have had a killing frost and snow (not to stay though) by this time. We’ve had a frost but not hard. So I brought in the begonia (that’s what I was told to do by my plant guru) and told not to water it except once a month. And have had more flowers than I did all summer. The fuchsia have never lasted this long either, so I brought them in and they are happily producing flower after flower.


  17. Snowhook Bella
    12:41 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Good morning, all. I’m working from home today and AJ is getting ready to leave for a day trip for work; he’ll be back late tonight.

    I’m sickened and disturbed at the loss of life. It was not the fault of the exotic animals, but the result of one individual’s choices. Beyond sadness that the individual chose to end his life, like Staff and others, I won’t comment on the human involved.

    Yesterday, I saw a member of the nation wandering across the road. I pulled over and while I was on the side of the road, the dog in the opposite lane and truck neared and didn’t slow down. I was furious. The dog became spooked and ran off.

    Bo & Mani: Welcome!

    Melanie: The photo is beautiful. Oh, and the Newfmobile looks great! Your old van sounds like our dog truck!

  18. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:52 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Mobile!…Heh!…Now we have the Newfmobile and the Wookiemobile ready for anything!…snort!

  19. Sam
    12:56 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Hi Everybody, I’m going to my girl’s college tomorrow. It’s Parents Weekend and dogs get to stay in the dorms. I will sleep all cuddled up with my girl for two nights. Oh joy oh joy.

  20. BearSpiritDog
    1:03 pm on October 20th, 2011

    In a Planet of the Apes scenario, some might think twice about caging exotic animals. Having said this, Magpie does have a point. Their habitats are becoming smaller and smaller as the human population expands. Humans have become the most dangerous animal on the planet.
    Melanie: Your begonia is doing fantastic in the window location. Maybe you can offer some advice for growing fuchsias. Ours got soaked in the rain last spring and haven’t been the same since. We brought them in the house a couple of weeks ago, but they are still losing leaves and looking quite sad. Do you prune them in the fall? How often to water in the winter?
    SnowBella: Asthma! That explains your wheezing comment from last night. Nana sympathizes with you. She has had asthma since her early thirties, even ending up in the hospital at one point.
    Now she has an ProAir/Albuterol inhaler on hand at all times and a prescription for predisone for emergencies.
    Bo: Thank you for the background on Mani. He sounds like a character. It is good to hear from you every day. You guys fit right in here at Chet’s Place.

  21. BearSpiritDog
    1:10 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Newfmobile! I like it!

  22. Snowhook Bella
    1:13 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rio: On big missions that require back-up, we can use the dog truck, too.

    BSD: We’re still trying to figure out trigger to such a bad attack, but haven’t made any determination. AJ was frantically doing a deep clean of the house last night, fresh bedding, etc. I told him not too worry, he just takes my breath away…he didn’t find it funny.

    Melanie: YSAS on LO SVU! Excellent!

    Rose: Luna and Belle Starr are in transit. Don’t answer your door for anyone but the two pictured below:

  23. Siber-H
    1:17 pm on October 20th, 2011

    After what happened in Ohio, the public pressure is really going to increase for these states like Ohio to pass laws against allowing indivudals to keep exotic animals. I hope some good will come out of the tragedy that happened in Ohio yesterday, but I don’t know.

    Zoos are contributing a lot toward the saving of exotic and endangered species, but mom still won’t go to a zoo. Zoos may be the only place left that people can see some of these animals. To have truly wild animals living their natural lives, we also have to save their habitat and we aren’t doing that.

    Wildife Sanctuaries are a different story. They are a safe place for the animals acquired by these idiots that think they just have to have a tiger or a wolf and then are surprised to learn they are living with a wild animal.

  24. Siber-H
    1:23 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rebecca, The girls are looking lovely in that photo. I’m glad you went to the doctor.

    This is for Staff: The Sandhill Cranes are now migrating down the Rio Grande to their winter home which is about 60 miles south of here in the wetlands along the river. They are protected there.

  25. Tupper and Gilly
    1:24 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Hi everyone – its lunch break here in CLLand. Peaceful day since CL is off babysitting her grandchild, and then getting a bad tooth removed. Whew….no CL today..

    Bella – our Dad has asthma pretty bad, and this fall has been a tough one for him. come to think of it, summer was rough too. With all the rain we have had, absolutely everything is putting out mold spores, and wind like today is spreading them around to surfaces that don’t usually have mold. Glad you got the new meds. Hope you will breath easier soon.

    Sam – don’t forget to pack your chapstick.

  26. B.Stover
    1:28 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rio: Thank you for posting that link. Your wildlife sanctuary has some interesting info about taking animals from cages and putting them in the sanctuary.

    Luna and Belle Starr are breath-takingly beautiful.

    Welcome Bo and Mani.

  27. Masquers
    1:46 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Bella: Love the picture of Luna and Belle Starr! What great protectors they will be for Rose in the coming week.

    Rose: Here is the Prof’s 10-Day for his upcoming SLC trip on the 24th. Sadly, the warm weather pattern is ending on the day of his arrival. Not too bad during the day, but pack the winter woolies for those cold temps at night. Quite a drop in temperature from the daytime highs – especially for the first 3 nights.

    WeatherKat >>> http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USUT0225

  28. Snowhook Bella
    1:58 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rio: I believe Belle Starr and Luna where going to make a couple of stops on their way to Rose. I heard mention of an evil pug’s yard as one stop.

  29. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:07 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Book!…SiberH, I just finished reading about the Dodgers beating the Yankees (finally!) in 1955 to win the World Series and the huge celebration….snort!…. I went online and found actual footage of that game…wooo!… It happened just like Doris Kearns Goodwin said it did!…heh!


  30. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:09 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rebeccer!….When is their ETA?…snort!… I will need to figure out how to entertain these two girls….grunt!…I have eaten everything her mother put down for me already, so there is no food to offer them….sneeze!….Oh, what am I to do with two hungry guests??…sniff!cough!

  31. OleyHowlers
    2:12 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Belle Star and Luna look so wise and protective in that pic. Rose will be in safe hands.
    We agree with everyone on zoos and sanctuaries. And especially with the need for all of us to do what we can to safeguard animals’ habitats.
    The pipsqueak is stuck inside today. Meashka is resting up to be ready for babysitting duties later.

  32. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    2:17 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rioooo!!! You VILL NOT flirt with those girls. Ve vill be vatching

  33. Snowhook Bella
    2:19 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rio: They are still new to blurring so this afternoon at the earliest. Don’t worry about feeding your hungry guests. I didn’t take their talk of visiting you seriously until a Zinger fell out of the Belle Starr’s backpack right before take off.

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:24 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Zinger!….Now that’s more like it…snort!….They are bringing me food!…heh! …I hope they like to watch baseball because the second game is on tonight…chorkle!

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:26 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Natasha!…. I never flirt!….snort!… I might fart, but I never flirt….sniff!

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:39 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rally!… The Cardinal fans don’t know it yet but they got Rockie’s name wrong in the new song…heh!…Maybe they heard wrong when they were interviewing him….snort!


  37. Siber-H
    2:40 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Hey Rio! Thanks! We watched the video. It is neat to be able to see in action what she wrote about. The fans did dress up for games then…interesting.
    Mom and I are like, duh, why didn’t we think of youtube before now to watch baseball videos. They have tons of videos and we will be watching them this winter. The history of baseball appears to be on youtube.

    3:08 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rio, We caught part of the game last night and were glad the Cards won. One guy in the beginning said it would be the Rangers in 7 games, and the other guy said they would do it in 6. That would mean they woud have to win 4 out of the next 5 games, and I don’t think that will happen. Your opinion is much more informed than ours, so what do you think?

  39. Melanie
    3:09 pm on October 20th, 2011

    BearSpiritDog: I actually have no idea what I’m doing. Their pots drain well and have a reservoir at the bottom. I fill those up everyday. I think it’s the grow light. It’s an all spectrum florescent bulb.

    Bella: The Ladies are huffing through their jowls here because Mac and Franklin saw someones’ picture and said that “those ladies” (their emphasis) could come by anytime!

    Zoe loves the name! The Newfmobie it is!

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:20 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Baseball!…heh!…All I know is what Rockie the Undercover Squirrel (aka Rally Squirrel ) tells me….snort!… He says the Cardinals will Sweep the Rangers to win the 2011 World Series!….chuffle!

  41. Snowhook Bella
    3:27 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Melanie: I think Luna and Belle Starr were hoping to make a couple of stops. Who knows?—the Newf Pack might be on their agenda. I don’t know their exact plans, but I trust Luna.

  42. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    3:27 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rio — Those were both really terrific videos. Boy, can that squirrel get around.

    I don’t udnerstand why it was necessary to kill all the animals in Ohio. It seems as though considerations of cost and convenience won out over everything else.

    As regards zoos, I would tend to agree with Barb and Maggie; if done right, they may not be so bad. But that is a big if. Of course, you all know what our friends Simon and Garfunkel has to say on this subject (everyone feel free to sing along if you want to):

    Someone told me
    It’s all happening at the zoo.

    I do believe it,
    I do believe it’s true.

    It’s a light and tumble journey
    From the East Side to the park;
    Just a fine and fancy ramble
    To the zoo.

    But you can take the crosstown bus
    If it’s raining or it’s cold,
    And the animals will love it
    If you do.

    Somethin’ tells me
    It’s all happening at the zoo.

    The monkeys stand for honesty,
    Giraffes are insincere,
    And the elephants are kindly but
    They’re dumb.
    Orangutans are skeptical
    Of changes in their cages,
    And the zookeeper is very fond of rum.

    Zebras are reactionaries,
    Antelopes are missionaries,
    Pigeons plot in secrecy,
    And hamsters turn on frequently.
    What a gas! You gotta come and see
    At the zoo.


  43. OleyHowlers
    3:49 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Melanie, we have long referred to our Jeep as the Huskymobile. Thats its only purpose .. That and getting Mom to her workplace in the snowwhich hardly ever happens.

    4:07 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Thank you Wookie for the seranade!.

    We said we would give you a report on the leeks augratin from last night. I know, not important, but we said we would. We followed T & G’s recipe (although Siber’s looked good too) We did it with part onion/part leeks, and then did 1/2 milk, 1/2 half and half to make it a little richer. It was very good, and a great accompanment to the steak. It was a keeper.

  45. Siber-H
    4:15 pm on October 20th, 2011

    I’m worried about Barb. She is hallucinating that I’m doing recipes.

  46. Melanie
    4:36 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Singing here, Wookie!

    Laughing here, Siber-H!

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:45 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Recipe!…Maybe Barb knows another SiberH….snort!

  48. Snowhook Bella
    5:22 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Maybe the recipe giving “Siber-H” is a marauding goat in disguise…

    5:49 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Glad everyone enjoyed our little joke!

    5:56 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Barb is at the CL II real estate office working today. She is redoing her ad for the Open House next week and trying to market it towards a horse person. She put the term “mare/foal pen” in the ad, and one of the goofy agents here at the ofice didn’t know what a foal was. Now a murder of crows we could understand, but isn’t the word foal pretty basic? Especially since we are not living in NYC here, we are in the country!
    Are we expecting too much?

  51. Mollypop's Mom
    6:02 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Luna and Belle Star in their noble dog poses. Too much!

    I have put my efforts of the last few years on the causes to free the elephants. Our Buffalo Zoo freed the cats many years ago, and lots of my $$$ helped. Now the zoo is doing a lot to preserve endangered species, but refuses to let go of the elephants. There were three, Buki died, and after millions of dollars the elephant house got enlarged (!!) to 60 x 30 feet. They have to be chained at night. The curator keeps them because they bring money in. She has no heart.

    6:07 pm on October 20th, 2011

    I still go back to my theory that if I could make the rules, everyone would have to experience what they dish out. Curator’s foot chained at night is a nice image!

  53. BearSpiritDog
    6:33 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Thanks for the S&G sing-a-long Wookie! And, ror your links to the Wild Animal Sanctuary, the Bolivian Lion Rescue & Rockie, Rio.

    If Siber-H ever were to take up cooking, soup might not be his first choice. Just say’n.

    Gah! I missed my breakfast this morning and didn’t eat lunch until late because someone here had to go grocery shopping. You all know how that goes…food shopping when hungry.

  54. bluecat
    7:15 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rebecca – those two look so regal – beautiful.

    Yes, the zoos are sad and yet The Boy and The Girl learned from day camps and educational programs and we had fun family outings, so we have mixed feelings. One of our best zoo memories is of the The Girl and pygmy goats trying to eat her
    mittens-on-a-string in the petting pen during Christmas at the Zoo. She was 3.

  55. Mollypop's Mom
    7:21 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Bear – I received White Wings today. Thank you and thank you Dan and Dawson. I hope to be able to read/concentrate on Tuesday, when I’ll be back from my weekend at Sam’s girl’s college. My dear family insisted that I go. Our little Sammie will be a big hit with her special sweater with the William Smith emblem. We will be at a football game on Saturday – lacrosse won’t be until spring.

  56. Snowhook Bella
    7:22 pm on October 20th, 2011

    I’m sure Belle Starr will be pleased that you like her picture with Luna, but I haven’t shown the picture of her perp catching face that she’ been practicing for her upcoming detail with Rose.

  57. B.Stover
    7:29 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Mollypop’s mom: I’m glad you’re going with them. Sam looks very curious, waiting for something. I like her sweater.

  58. Siber-H
    7:39 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Mollypop’s mom, I’m glad you are going. Tell Sam she is a knockout in her sweater. We hope you have a good trip and we will be thinking of you.

  59. Rose
    8:27 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Hi All!

    Masquers, thanks for your forekast. It will be very helpful as I help the Prof pack this weekend!

    Rebecca: Hope you are feeling better. I feel so honored to be protected by two such stunning ladies. I know they will keep me safe. The Prof saw the picture and said that they are just beautiful!

    Sam: You look mahvelous in your sweater…very chic. I hope you have a great time with your girl. Glad Mollypop’s mom will be with you. Your hair has grown in quite nicely.

  60. Masquers
    8:28 pm on October 20th, 2011

    I loved the YouTube highlights of the 1955 World Series. Some of the greatest names in baseball playing in that game. Heh, and the fans! looking like they stepped right out of the set of Mad Men.

  61. Rose
    8:34 pm on October 20th, 2011


    Understood…Under no circumstances will I open the door for anyone but Belle and Luna. Will they have a code bark to let me know it is really them?

  62. Siber-H
    8:38 pm on October 20th, 2011

    And, Rose, you will remove your keys from the lock every night.

  63. Staff
    8:45 pm on October 20th, 2011

    I have to go down to the deep dark basement and watch the second game with MR.Staff. The popcorn is all made and the game is on so off I go. I hope the beautiful Luna and Belle Starr blurr safely. Mollypop’s Mom you are right to go to help Sam visit her girl. Keep busy. That always helped me. That and reading and good walks.

    We saw Moneyball today. Very interesting but not as much baseball action as I expected.

  64. Masquers
    8:45 pm on October 20th, 2011

    and after removing your keys will lock the door…..

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Guys!….snort!….You are all yakking away and the World Series is ON!…grunt!….Although, the score is still Zero ta Zero…heh!

    Close!…My friend cut it close tonight. Working out after the busy place again and then fetching supper for her mother…sniff!…Is it just me or do you guys think it is a bit cruel to ask someone who is watching everything they eat to go get fast food for them after they work out?…wheeze!… I don’t know how my friend did it, but she did. She got fast-food for her mother and not herself…..sniff!… Like I say, once she puts her mind to sumthing, she does it whole heartedly….chuffle!

  66. Snowhook Bella
    8:51 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rose: I believe they were actually planning a secret meow, just to keep any would be ne’er-do-wells guessing. I haven’t heard from Luna and Belle Starr, so maybe they made their way to his yard and well…

    Mollypop’s Mom: Thanks for sharing the picture of Princess same—she is beautiful. I am glad you are going with them for the weekend. Enjoy yourself!

  67. dawson
    8:54 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Sam: Your William Smith sweater is stunning…and very slimming. Everyone will be taking their eyes off the football and looking at you instead of the game. Enjoy your weekend with your girl.

    Mollypop’s Mom: You can take as long as you need to read White Wings. None of us is in a hurry…and it is an epic.

    Snowhook Bella: Wow! Luna and Belle Starr are two beautiful bodyguards!

  68. Siber-H
    8:57 pm on October 20th, 2011

    I have decided I would feel better if a guy was going along to keep Rose company. There is nothing wrong with beautiful women, but all three of them could be doing something like painting their toenails while they should be watching each others backs. Maybe Franklin should go along.

    I am watching the World Series, Rio.

  69. Masquers
    8:59 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Thanks, Rio.

  70. Melanie
    9:01 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Wow, White Wings continues its journey . . . cool.

    I know I got things done today. Nothing I wanted to, but when you are a manager of a YSAS sometimes you just have to work.

    It would have helped if my brain had been more in gear, or if the dues bill for one of his Unions had been a bit clearer about what they wanted . . .

    It is difficult to be a lateral thinker in a linear thinking designed world.

    Signing off! TTFN

  71. Masquers
    9:07 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Hey! What happened to my comment to Sam & Mollypop’s mom? I was telling Sam how proud her girl was going to be to show her off at college and wishing them a good trip and a great weekend.

  72. Snowhook Bella
    9:07 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Siber-H: No doubt about it, I’m sure Rose, Luna and her dog Belle Starr will have a good time while the Professor is away. Belle Starr has a secret weapon—cuteness that can turn on an unsuspecting perp:

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:08 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Kats!….Gruff!….There were two big white Kats trying to get into my back yard just now… growl!….I made short work of those guys…heh!….I snuffled and wuff-wuffled and gruffled till they finally went away….sniff!…One of them dropped a Zinger in the driveway ….dammit!…I can’t get out their to fetch it…sniff!…That’s about the only thing in the world I would actually Fetch…heh!

  74. Siber-H
    9:16 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Oh yeah! Belle Starr is looking good in that photo!

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:24 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Sammie!…You are looking very dapper in your new sweater…snort!… I’m sure you will be the talk of the campus and be crowned College Princess….heh! chorkel!…Just stay away from the keg parties, you hear!…grunt!

  76. Macy the Min-pin
    9:31 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Did you SEE the Elvis to IAN play? Unbelievable, baseball at it’s best!!

  77. Siber-H
    9:33 pm on October 20th, 2011

    I SAW the play by Elvis to Ian, Macy!!! That was fantastic!! Woo Woo

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:34 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Grunt!….We did see that and we have to admit it is awesome baseball!….snort!…Sort of like last night when Cards pitcher Carpenter splayed himself out on first base…wheeze!…and did not get killed…heh!

  79. Masquers
    9:35 pm on October 20th, 2011

    I must admit, Macy, that was indeed unbelievable!

  80. Macy the Min-pin
    9:38 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Did you see the burn on his arm that he got from that? Ouchie. He wisely pulled his pitching hand in for protection. I have never seen anyone squash a pitcher or anyone else’s hand and would like to keep it that way.

  81. Masquers
    9:40 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rio: I think you just missed Luna & Belle Starr in their clever kat disguises. My clue was the Zingler dropped in the driveway.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:42 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Maskers!…Naw! Those guys were Kats. They kept saying Meow – Meow – Meow….snort!… Good Riddance, I say….sniff! …Now back to the exciting and most excellent Game!….Woooooo!….Go Cards!

  83. Masquers
    9:43 pm on October 20th, 2011

    that would be Zinger…

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:49 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Garcia!….Is on Fire tonight!.,….Wooooo!….What a great pitcher he is ….snort!snort!…He is giving it to the Rangers tonight…heh! …Woooo Jaime!…Woooo!

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:56 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Seventh!….Inning Stretch!….snort!….Score is still Zero ta Zero!…sniff!

    Song!….God Bless America! Land that I love. Stand beside her and guide her thru the night with a light from above. From the mountains to the prairies to the oceans white with foammmm!…God bless America my home sweet hooooommmmmeeeeeee!!!!!…yeeep!yeep!

  86. Macy the Min-pin
    10:07 pm on October 20th, 2011


  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Girls!…Hey, I thought the girls would have shown up by now…sniff!…I wonder if they decided to head to MA and see the Newfs instead of stopping here…grunt!….A little heads-up would have been nice on their part…sniff!

    SCORE!…The Cardinals score First!…WOOOOOOOOOO!…heh!snort!choke!

  88. Snowhook Bella
    10:13 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Oh, no. I received a text from Belle Starr and Luna. It seems their surprise was a bust. The text said: We are down a Zinger. We repeat—down a Zinger. Rio chased us off.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:15 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Eighth!….Inning….snort!….Score is now 1 ta Zero…heh!heh!sniff!….I can hardly sit still. Those couch covers are calling my name already…yark!yark!

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Scrabble!….There is one guy on the Cardinals team they have nick-named Scrabble because of all the letters in his name…heh!heh!…Does anyone know which guy this is?….snort!….I can not for the life of me think of his real last name…snort!

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:26 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rebeccer!… I would be upset too if I lost a whole Zinger. No wander they sent you a text message…grunt!… Although, I don’t know what they mean by “Rio chased us off”…sniff!…I have not seen them tonight. I am still waiting with baited breath for them to show up….snort!… GOOOO CARDS!…WOOOOOO! WOOOOOOOOOO!

  92. Macy the Min-pin
    10:28 pm on October 20th, 2011

    NELLY!! What a catch!

  93. Snowhook Bella
    10:33 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Another Text: Luna here, the last text was from Belle Starr. She is very upset about the Zinger. No idea why—she’s never had one b4. Rio did chase us off. She insisted we wear cat suits 4 fun—I can’t say no 2 her.

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:41 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Uh-Oh!….snort!…. Now why would Belle think that I would recognize her and Luna, whom I have never met, in Kat suits? Especially when they are Meowwing very loudly ….grunt!….It is my main mission to chase away Kats from her Mothers back yard – that’s how I earn my Zingers…sniff!… I do remember thinking those guys did not smelll at all like Kats, but they did not smell like guys from here either…wuffle!

  95. Siber-H
    10:42 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rio, It is Marc Rzepczynski. I most definately had to look up how to spell it.

  96. Tupper and Gilly
    10:46 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Bella – those girls are beautiful!

    On the subject of zoos – MAma did like Busch Garden in Florida. The animals all have nice, large habitats. The giraffes, zebras, antelopes and other ruminanants have a huge pastures enclosure. You can take an open air train thru, or ride the sky tram to look down. The elephants have a big area with a huge moat to keep the people from harrassing them.
    The most amazing thing to her was the gorilla enclosure. It was literally acres of land with a big hill and manmade caves. There were no bars, there were a series of large picture windows where people could watch them.
    Mama was all by herself at one window, and this giant silverback came near and was picking at some plants. It’s not the same as seeing them on tv or movies. Mama was so amazed she found herself in tears. Gorillas are HUGE, and although we have always heard people talk about how “human” they are, she was astounded by the raw power and elegance of these creatures – and the expressive faces and eyes.
    Encountering these creatures face to face changed Mama forever – changed the way she thought about gorillas and the need to preserve their habitat. Maybe that could be a good side about good, spacious and educational zoos.
    Places that have little cages with wild animals on display don’t deserve the sobriquet “zoo” – they should be called what they are – legal, torture facilities.

    Ok, putting the soap box away for now. Good night all.
    PS – Go Rangers!

  97. dawson
    10:48 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rio: Now would be a good time to go fetch that zinger. Texas is having a 2 out rally. Whoohooo. Go Texas! (Oops…did I say that?)

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:49 pm on October 20th, 2011

    SiberH!…Thanks for looking that up!…snort!… I haven’t seen Scrabble tonight yet…sniff!… I am scared though, because the Rangers have second and third base loaded…wheeze!…The winning runs…yeep!yeep!

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Deep!…Pug breath!…wheeze!…gasp!…The game is tied, just like that!…grunt!

  100. Macy the Min-pin
    10:54 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Hambone sac fly, baby!!

  101. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:55 pm on October 20th, 2011

    We are watching the game…..tied score!

    Rebecca, I am glad that you are feeling better.

    I think that Sam is waiting for some Chapstick. I wonder if she knows about our Mollypop…..

    I have made a few secret trips to Alaska to teach some blurring skills. The girls will do fine.

  102. Snowhook Bella
    10:57 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Wolfie: All that commotion was you? You didn’t need to come in secret. You are welcome to the kennel anytime.

  103. Macy the Min-pin
    10:58 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Mikey sac fly,too, baby!!

  104. Macy the Min-pin
    11:00 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Wolfie, Sammie is Mollypop’s cousin.

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Cardinals!…Are Up to Bat…sniff!…They trail by one…yeep!…The couch covers are MINE!…gruffle!

  106. Masquers
    11:01 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Damit! This is a nail biter!

  107. Siber-H
    11:02 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Three more outs. YARK!

  108. Barb & Maggie
    11:03 pm on October 20th, 2011

    I have no idea what Macy just said, but it is too nerve racking to watch anymore so we are calling it a night. Go Cards!

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:11 pm on October 20th, 2011


  110. Masquers
    11:13 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Rats! I’m going to bed.

  111. Macy the Min-pin
    11:14 pm on October 20th, 2011

    That’s the way,uh huh,uh huh, we like it, uh huh, uh huh!!!

  112. Redbone Hound
    11:14 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Go Rangers!
    And Good evening Miz Macy.

  113. Siber-H
    11:14 pm on October 20th, 2011

    YARK!!! The Rangers did it!!!

    night all

  114. Macy the Min-pin
    11:18 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Howdy there Mr. Redbone. Glad to see that you are pitching for the right team. (I would bat my eyelashes at me if I could)

  115. Macy the Min-pin
    11:19 pm on October 20th, 2011

    at YOU, dang it. I’m still all a quiver from the game.

  116. Staff
    11:22 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Wow! What a great game. I had no idea who would win. Nolan Ryan stood up at the end and his team came through. I think that was very exciting. Congratulations to the Rangers and former Twim Ron Washington.

    Going to bed now. Luckily no couch cushions were harmed this evening (in this house anyway).

    Nighty night y’all.

  117. Redbone Hound
    11:33 pm on October 20th, 2011

    Thats all right little Macy girl. I kin jist imagine yur purty little eyes all aglitter, and them lashes jist battin away.
    Of course I’m a’rootin for the Rangers. Didn’t know there was no other team TO root for.
    Certainly ain’t gonna betray my roots by cheerin’ for a bunch a little red, tweetin’ birds, consarn it!

  118. Macy the Min-pin
    1:14 am on October 21st, 2011

    Flutter flutter*******

  119. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    1:54 am on October 21st, 2011

    Macy, I know that. I was wondering if Sammie has been told yet. Sigh.

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