First Mention Of Leda And The Swan: From Dog On It

I strolled out onto the back patio with my tail high and stiff and had a cooling drink from the little fountain Leda had put in. Water flowed from the mouth of a stone swan. I’d never seen a real swan and was wondering how catchable they might be when I heard Iggy’s bark. Iggy had a high-pitched bark, an irritated-sounding yip-yip-yip. I barked back. There was a brief silence and then he barked again. I barked back. He barked. I barked. He barked. I barked. He barked. We got a good rhythm going, faster and faster. I barked. He barked. I –

A woman cried, “Iggy, for God’s sake, what the hell’s wrong with you?” A door slammed. Iggy was silent. I barked anyway. And what was that? From somewhere far in the distance, came an answering bark, a bark I’d never heard before. It sounded female, although I couldn’t be sure. A silence. And then – yes: she barked. A bark that sent a message, a she-message of the most exciting kind. I barked back. She barked. I barked. She barked. And then: yip yip yip. Iggy was back. He barked. She barked. I barked. He barked. She –

“Chet. What’s all the racket? Let’s get going.”

Bernie had the gate open. I tore past him and hopped into the Porsche, riding shotgun.

– from Dog On It (Pennie’s August Pick at Costco)

Welcome bored-with-TV dude, Cheyenne from NC, Slider (on duty)

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104 Responses to “First Mention Of Leda And The Swan: From Dog On It”

  1. Meashka
    7:44 am on August 24th, 2012

    Good morning! Thanks for that good read, Chet! :) sorry Bee…had to do it.
    This is not only the first mention of Leda and the swan, but also the first mention of me!me!me! Don’t forget that I am playing the she-dog acrpss the canyon!
    But didn’t Spencer give you any hint about why Leda and the swan? Any deep meaning there that our 2-leggeds can grasp? They always seem to need deep. Us…we just live for the now. Plain and Simple.

    Rose and The Royals Mum meet today!!! Hurray! Can’t wait for pictures.

  2. Melanie
    8:09 am on August 24th, 2012

    Good morning Meashka, you will make a stunning she dog!

    60 and cloudy here up in the hills. Today is the day for YSAS launch! I have a lot today this morning. Getting the youtube channel done and fixed and getting the website ready. WOO HOO!!

    Not sure how if they are putting things up as they happen or what. My job is to get them all ready.

  3. Rose
    8:49 am on August 24th, 2012

    Good Friday Mroning All!

    Meashka, the Royal meeting is tomorrow! Can’t wait. I’m snot sure about the fried pickle….the fried dough on the other hand, is just my speed. And yes, you would make a stunning she dog.

    Hi Melanie! Nice day here in Westchester. Bit humid, but I’m at the busy place.

  4. B.Stover
    9:17 am on August 24th, 2012

    The first time I read this I thought of the Greek myth and Yeats’ poem. Way too much barking going on.

    Good morning all.

  5. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:20 am on August 24th, 2012

    I think Bee should win a special prize for making the Yeats connection!

  6. B.Stover
    9:35 am on August 24th, 2012

    Rebecca: I love the names of the cabins.

    Wolfie: Toffee would be an excellent prize!

    What are Peeps? Are they the yellow chicken marshmellow things? I’d rather have chocolate.

  7. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:47 am on August 24th, 2012

    Yeep!…I almost everytime laugh out-loud when I read this part of Dog On It…heh!heh!…All that barking is really fun. For some reason my Yeep is higher pitched than Beau’s Yeep…sniff!…Although, he really brings the pitch up when he is meeting and greeting someone at the door…grunt!…What a racket!

  8. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:51 am on August 24th, 2012

    Rose!…Tell the Prof to take a photo of the fried pickles….heh!heh!…I’ve never seen one before.

  9. Tupper and Gilly
    10:09 am on August 24th, 2012

    Good morning all!
    Stopping in to say hi before the WiFi Pirates get on board.

    HI WOSE!!!! One more day!!!!

    And the fried dough stand is across the street from us. Much closer than the fried pickles. Thank dog.

    It’s day 4 with beautiful blue skies. But possible rain tomorrow. Please keep all paws crossed for BIG weekend crowds – for all the vendors’ sakes.

    See ya all late tonight

  10. Princess Sam
    10:18 am on August 24th, 2012

    Rio, we want to see a video of Beau greeting people. Of ourse he needs lots of attention – he has five years worth of making up to do.

  11. Staff
    10:18 am on August 24th, 2012
  12. Staff
    10:24 am on August 24th, 2012

    The Great Minnesota Get-Together is going on NOW NOW NOW. On the food finder search for the word “Pickle”. There are even gluten free pickles. Hmmmm? The first two are mostly pickles on a stick. The MN state fair is really big for food on a stick.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_State_Fair

    It even says so on Wikipedia. 😀

  13. Rose
    10:27 am on August 24th, 2012

    Rio! I’ll make sure the Prof takes a close-up!

  14. Rose
    10:28 am on August 24th, 2012

    Rebecca, your cabin names were cool!

  15. Rose
    10:29 am on August 24th, 2012

    T&G! Tomorrow is the day!!!!!

  16. Meashka
    10:47 am on August 24th, 2012

    Sorry, Wose. I got my wires crossed. I thought today was the day.

    Thanks for the link, Staff. Swear to Dog, I would eat a fried pickle. I think they sound delish. Especially the Cajun spice one!

  17. Rose
    11:00 am on August 24th, 2012

    Yikes! I said in an earlier post, Im snot sure about the fried pickle….

  18. BearSpiritDog
    11:05 am on August 24th, 2012

    Good Morning Everyone.
    Nana says to tell you the Plunderer Prayers have once again worked their magic. Her granddaughter Ali came through the accident yesterday with cuts and bruises, but no broken bones or serious injuries. We were told had you seen the car that this is, in itself, a small miracle. Fortunately, it was brand new with 5 airbags that went off on impact. She is home now and her dad, who flew in from DC yesterday, is closely monitoring the situation.
    Thank you from our hearts for your concern, good thoughts and prayers.
    We’ll be back later today.

  19. Siber-H
    11:13 am on August 24th, 2012

    Meashka, Let us know how Dima is doing and what the vet said about his lump.

    Bear, Very good news about Nana’s granddaughter.

    I would eat a fried pickle. Mom wouldn’t. She turns green just seeing them mentioned here on the blog.

    Rose, looking forward to hearing about your trip and seeing pictures. I hope the weather is good for all of you.

  20. SnowBella
    11:20 am on August 24th, 2012

    BSD: Whew! Thanks for the updated. I wish her a speedy recovery.

    Rose: I am to tell you that Belle Starr will Yeep, twirl an paw stand when she meets you, but considers you a splort-free zone.

  21. Masquers
    11:21 am on August 24th, 2012

    Howlers: Healing thoughts and a good prognosis for Dima’s v-e-t visit today.
    Pawsative thoughts and paws crossed for the Royals…No rain and big, big sales for the weekend.
    Melanie: Continuing to envision the best possible outcome for your family with the hospice care.
    Big hugs to all of you.

  22. Meashka
    11:21 am on August 24th, 2012

    Bear, All of us here are very very happy to hear that your granddaughter is fine. I wish the same could be said for her new car.

    Siber, Dima is hiding out. {whispering} Mom made an appt at the u-know-what for early this afternoon. Being the experienced nurse I am, I was able to identify a puncture in that there lump. Who knows who/what Dima got into a scuffle with, but I am sure that is all it is. Mom says that I never got my nursing degree and she doesn’t trust my judgement. well, that is ingratitude for ya.

  23. Siber-H
    11:22 am on August 24th, 2012

    Rio, The Rockies game is on WGN at 12:10 our time…if my newspaper is correct.

    Stover, yes, peeps are those yellow chicken marshmellow candies. Like you, mom would rather have chocolate.

  24. B.Stover
    11:27 am on August 24th, 2012

    Bear: That is a relief.

  25. Rose
    12:04 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Bear, that is wonderful news!

    SiberH, forecast for the next two days looks pretty decent. I think the rain for tomorrow will hold off until the evening, so I’m sure the Royals will have a good weekend.

    SnowBella: I’m very, very glad my BFF considers me off splorting limits!

  26. Staff
    12:13 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Bear,
    Thanks for the update. Glad she is safe. When Mr.Staff and I were looking for a new(er) car this summer I read in consumer reports to buy the newest one you could afford because of the safety upgrades in all the newer cars. Sounds like it is a good thing in this case!
    Maybe we will pay attention to that as our search gets more intense.

    Right now Mazda 5 is our choice.

  27. c.hobbit
    1:15 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Another reason I am glad to be retired: Tuesday was the first day of school and if I was working still, it would have been with a sore throat, chest cold and clogged ears. Not a way to make a great first day impression on the students. Now I am in the nose-running stage. No fun.

  28. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:15 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Video!…No one around here has a video kamera…grunt!…Sorry lil’ Sammie, you are SOL on the video thing…heh!heh!

  29. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:17 pm on August 24th, 2012

    CHobbit!…Beau is always in the runny-nose stage…snort!…That guy produces more snot than anyone else I know…sneeze!

  30. Belle Starr
    2:34 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Wose: What are friends for if they can’t be trusted not to splort on you?

  31. Melanie
    2:54 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Hi all, Just a quick comment. Been working my tail off on things for tonight’s launching. Whew, I’ll have to get back to it in a minute.

    I see I need to go back and read last night comments. Perhaps when I collapse after this.

    Dima, be well.

    Update, Dan is being signed up tomorrow! Thank Dog and the Plunderers’ prayers.

  32. Siber-H
    2:57 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Melanie, Yes, Thank Dog. This will be so much better for all of you.

  33. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:08 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Melanie!…My friend did the same thing for her dad and it saved everyone from having mental and physical breakdowns…sniffle!…They are really wonderful people at that Hospitable place…wuffle!

  34. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:09 pm on August 24th, 2012

    HOMERUN!…By Cargo just a few minutes ago SiberH!…snort! ..Are you watching the game? I am listening to it with my little headphones…chuffle!

  35. Siber-H
    3:11 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Woo Hoo!! I am watching the game.

  36. Meashka
    3:13 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Dima went to the v-e-t. She said it is a cyst (wayward hair follicle) and that someone very familiar with the medical field already opened it to drain it. She made sure by popping it and he has pills to take too.

    Glad to hear your news, Melanie. Not really sure what it means though. I guess that is next year’s curriculum.

  37. Dima
    3:18 pm on August 24th, 2012

    The Rat Meashka told Mom where I was hiding! And now she wants to take all the credit for healing me!

  38. Masquers
    3:20 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Meashka: Hmm…”someone very familiar with the medical field”…would that be you?
    Excellent news, Melanie!
    Riö & Siber: The Rocks are on a Roll.

  39. Terry Ballard
    3:25 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Here’s a true New York story. I worked at Adelphi University when I first moved east. I was working the reference desk one day when a known problem patron came up. The week before, he had been denied service at the periodicals desk because he wasn’t carrying the proper ID. He told me “If you tell me what people are saying about me, I’ll pay you money.” I assured him that I’d keep my ears peeled and he didn’t have to pay me. A few months later, he was on the news as the man who shot 27 people on the Long Island Railroad. You never know who’s a harmless nut.
    I would have missed today’s events even if I hadn’t taken off the day for my 66th birthday – Empire State is a half mile from Penn Station where I get off the train and get on the subway. Instead, I did what any red-blooded American would do – went to Denny’s for my free breakfast.

  40. Terry Ballard
    3:28 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Masquers – actually the Rockies are just fortunate enough to be playing the Mets. Casey Stengel once said that the only thing worse than a Mets game was a Mets double header.

  41. Dima
    3:34 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Terry. Very scary story. I am not a big-city kind of guy.

  42. Siber-H
    3:40 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Dima, I am glad it is nothing serious and it will be all healed soon. Take your pills like a good boy. (Mom said that)

    Happy Birthday Terry! I’m not a big city kind of guy either. The tundra is more to my liking.

  43. Masquers
    3:42 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Terry: Whoa. A future mass murderer up close and personal. And we thought that was a safe job. You just never know when the nut will crack.
    Happy Birthday to you. A birthday and retired too. Oh, and a free breakfast. It doesn’t get any better than that.

  44. Dima
    3:49 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Siber, my mom says to tell your mom that I am always a Good Boy. I am known here as The Perfect One ! Really ticks off the girls!

  45. B.Stover
    3:56 pm on August 24th, 2012

    That is good Melanie…for everyone.

    Happy birthday Terry.

    Dima: Good news.

    My case of Malbec has been delivered. I should have a wine-tasting party.

  46. Masquers
    4:09 pm on August 24th, 2012

    B: That is a very good idea! But don’t you need many kinds of wine at one of those parties?

  47. Siber-H
    4:13 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Dima, That is the difference between us Siber guys and the Siber girls.

  48. Masquers
    4:13 pm on August 24th, 2012

    How about a B.Y.O.B – in this case – bring your own wine.
    Wine & cheese…sounds like fun!

  49. B.Stover
    4:15 pm on August 24th, 2012

    This could be a Malbec wine-tasting party…

  50. B.Stover
    4:16 pm on August 24th, 2012

    …There are three bottles each of four different kinds of Malbec.

  51. dawson
    4:38 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Spence: I remember reading this part out loud to Lonnie and Gord in the long term care. Gord was rolling his eyes (it took him awhile to get into it), Lonnie was jiggling all over with silent laughter and the staff were shaking their heads. What fun!
    Nana’s granddaughter – check.
    Dan the Man, Melanie and Zoe – check. (ongoing)
    Dima – check.
    Who needs Plunderer’s prayers tonight?

    Terry: Happy Birthday and Retirement.

    Rose: Feel better soon. Hooray for Retirement!

    Melanie: The launch! How exciting…keep us posted but don’t wear yourself out.

    T&G: Here’s hoping the booth at the fair is busy, busy, busy.

  52. OleyHowlers Mom
    4:45 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Plunderers, Dawson sure got that right. There is nothing like the Plunderers and the quilt to make things better, or at least as good as can be. I want to thank all of you for your prayers and positive thoughts for Dima last night. Pop and I were very scared when we saw this large, hard lump. You guys were on top of it immediately, and I really appreciate it.

  53. bluecat
    4:46 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Dear Ms. Publicist,

    There are no C&B books at the NW Indianapolis Costco.

    Respectfully,
    Bluecat

  54. Meashka
    4:56 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Hey,Gang! I am going to The Liberty Taproom tonight! Just Mom and Pop and me me me !!! Get a load of the menu at this joint (both food and beer menus) !!!!

    Mom says there will be other Members of the Nation there, including our friend Cherokee. And the Humane Society will be there drumming up their walkathon, and there will be live music (what does that mean)?

    Tonight is ALL ABOUT ME ME ME !

  55. Meashka
    4:57 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Oops forgot to post the link:
    http://www.thelibertytaproom.com/Menu.aspx

  56. Mollypop's Mom
    5:03 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Rio’s Friend – (whispering) Wose and I both know that you have a video camera. Please take a video of Beau and we won’t tell anyone.

  57. Masquers
    5:18 pm on August 24th, 2012

    B: Purrfect!

  58. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:27 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Wha!?…What did you say Mollys Mom?…snort!

  59. Siber-H
    5:34 pm on August 24th, 2012

    The thing is….Mollypop’s Mom speaks the truth.

  60. Mollypop's Mom
    5:44 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Nothing, Rio. To quote Jack Reacher, “I said nothing.”

  61. Melanie
    5:50 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Loved the names of the cabins! Though I think “Drool Drop Inn” would be good too.

    Around 8pm (if the promo’s upload ever ends, thank dog I’m not doing that part) I will be putting a link to YSAS new PROMO! But I’ll be putting the link in an email and sending it to dishlickers.

    I have redesigned and added to the Munchies website. I sure wish I was there. Not at the website, at the party.

  62. Wose
    5:53 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Dima, glad that you are on the mend!

    Meashka, you are a wonderful nurse.

    Rio, you can’t fool MollyPop’s Mom, or me. There is video of you out there…

    Belle Starr: Even if you have a little accident, you will always be my BBF. I can’t wait for February to come, can you?

  63. Belle Starr
    6:30 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Wose: I am certain that February is next week. My two legged says it is not. Will you please set her straight?

  64. Mollypop's Mom
    6:41 pm on August 24th, 2012

    I have just come in from visiting with the groundhogs. Good thing I didn’t have any Sibers with me.

  65. Wose
    7:13 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Belle Starr, I don’t think it is next week, but it could be the week after. I will count the days and mark them off with little red X’s.
    Just so you know, we will be arriving in Alaska February 26 and stay until March 5.

  66. Terry Ballard
    7:56 pm on August 24th, 2012

    February in Alaska? Probably get great hotel rates. It’s on my master plan now that I’m not tied down by a job to drive the ALCAN Highway. This is coming from somebody who hates to drive.

    As for the comments about Big City, we live a quiet life in the suburbs of South Shore Long Island, and in the 22 years I’ve been here I’ve picked up almost no New York sophistication.

    Tomorrow I will tell the story about how I have two birthdays.

    Good night Chet.

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:58 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Holy!…Crap! I didn’t think someone would ever get home from the busy-damned-place…grunt!…Her mother ordered a pizza and I was sure I was going to get my friends part because she was missing….but nope!…sniff!…It has not arrived yet…groan!….Starvin’ Marvin’ here.

  68. Melanie
    8:03 pm on August 24th, 2012

    THE PROMO IS ON THE WEBSITE!!

    For the link go to Dish Lickers!

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:12 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Clarkson!….Hilarious!…snort!snort!

  70. Siber-H
    8:21 pm on August 24th, 2012

    LOL I’m laughing too. Thanks Melanie…really enjoyed it. It is very well done…good choice of music.

  71. Mollypop's Mom
    8:27 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Love the video!

  72. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:33 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Hey, y’all! I’m here! Dad’s doing two-a-days, so we’re all pretty tired around here. Dad said I scared the bejeebers out of him the other day when he was going to take me out. He called me and I didn’t move. Then he shook me and I didn’t move. Then he shook me harder and I finally woke up. All I know is that 5 o’clock is too darned early to get up!!!

    Now I’ve gotta go back and catch up on what I’ve missed the last few days!

    BBL!

  73. Melanie
    8:43 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Kirby, what’s two-a-days?

    Thanks for enjoying the video. Feel free to hit the donate button with a small amount of money. Every little bit helps.

    I am so out of here. Of course, I’ve been out of my brain for hours. Time for bed!!!
    TTFN

  74. Melanie
    8:43 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Oh yeah, and if you see any mistakes on the website send me a note.

    Had to be my own editor today. Snort!

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:56 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Questions!….So is this going to be a web-series? Was this a Promo and not an actual episode?…snort!…Do the actors get paid? Or is that what the “Donate” button is for? To pay the Actors and all the tons of other people and stuff that goes into a Production?…wheeze!…What an interesting project as one has to wonder how these 3 normals will over-come all the Zombies…heh!heh!….Clarkson is so good…chuffle!…Everyone was very very good. Very funny and very believable…heh!heh!

  76. woRiö - The Evil Pug
    9:01 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Clarkson!…My friend says Clarkson gets better looking all the time…snort!…I just think he is the Koolest two-legged I know besides the Charming Mr. Abrahams, of course…chuffle!sneeze!

  77. SnowBella
    9:26 pm on August 24th, 2012

    KirbyT: Ahh…two-a-days…long days, a lot of sweat and some tears. My best friend growing up said that the tone and energy in our house changed with the start of two-a-days and didn’t relax until the last play of the bowl game.

  78. Princess Sam
    9:31 pm on August 24th, 2012

    But what are two-a-days?

  79. woRiö - The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Gah!…Who is the imposter?…grunt!

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:06 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Wait!…heh!…That must have been my post but my paw slipped and added some letters to my name…wheeze!…We just got back from a very long walk and I am smither-reens…gasp!

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:09 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Sammie!…I think it is two training sessions for a sport in one day…snort!

  82. SnowBella
    10:14 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Sam: Rio is correct. Two-a-days usually consist of a couple of weeks of two practices each day in the pre-season. It quickly becomes evident who was dedicated and trained in the off season and who did not.

    Terry: Happy birthday! When you do make your way up the Alcan, I hope you stop by for a hello.

  83. Princess Sam
    10:14 pm on August 24th, 2012

    I do that for my naps. Not so hard.

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Sammie!…See, you know first paw what 2 a’days are…heh!heh!

    Beer!…I do believe they are drinking Bud Light on Burn Notice in episode 6…wheeze!…Bacon and Bud Light, what a combo!….Woooooo!

  85. SnowBella
    10:35 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Sam: Tenzing trains just like you do. He had worked up to four naps a day. He can squeeze five in a day if he gets up early enough.

  86. Meashka
    10:36 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Whew! I just got back from The Liberty Taproom. What fun! When I arrived, I made a Grand Entrance, with all the adoring fans clamouring over to see and pat me me me. Pop asked for our table and finds out that, even though 2 separate people assured him that we had reservations, we were on ” the list”. Mom and Pop were so darn mad! Mom was hungry and wanted to eat, but without a table where we could stay, she couldn’t. So while they were discussing change of plans, I got my greatest-waitress-in-the-world, Amanda, to straightebpn out this mess. She got the owner to come over and apologize profusely and tell us to stay where we were; the other people would be shuffled when they arrived. I tell ya, these people were in awe of me. So then Cherokee arrived, along with his little chihuahua Sandy. We all had a great time people- and doggie-watching, while the ‘rents enjoyed their food and beer.
    When got home, I tackled Kat several times, just in case she needed it.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:37 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Rebecca!…heh!snort!heh!…”..squeeze in five if he gets up early enough.”…snort!…I almost laughed out loud over that one…chorkel!

  88. SnowBella
    10:46 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Rio: I don’t believe it—you never laugh.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:46 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Intense!…Burn Notice is very intense this season…sniff!…It brought my friend to tears almost. The one where Nate, well…and then Fiona gets released from prison…sob!sniffle!…I just got something up my nose thats all…sneeze!

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:49 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Howlers!….Sounds like the Howlers had a great time tonight!…sniff!…I wonder what kind of beer they all guzzled down at the packed joint…snort!

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Limited!… My time is limited on this here blog tonight because my friend says she has to go into the busy-damned-place tomorrow…gruffle!….Too much to do and not enough time to do it. What the hell? What about Me? What about my time? …sniff!….I seriously hate that busy-damned-place. It does not make my friend happy, so why go there I ask youse? Why even get up and go there?…grump!

  92. Staff
    10:53 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Good job Meashka.

    Great job Melanie. Clarkson! Wow. Too funny.

    Thunderstorms coming this way so I am going off line. Take care all.

    Nighty night.

  93. Meashka
    10:55 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Rio, we were right about Burn Notice this season, weren’t we? Isn’t it the greatest season yet? We watched the last 2 episodes last night…including the season ender. Can’t wait for next season.

    Mom was drinking Wayerbacher Pumpkin Ale, and Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale. She like Wayerbacher the best. Pop is on call so he was drinking iced tea !

  94. OleyHowlers
    10:55 pm on August 24th, 2012

    and now we bid you all a fond adieu (good night!).

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Exotic!….”Wayerbacher Pumpkin Ale, and Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale.”…sniff!sneeze!…It doesn’t even sound like Beer…grunt!…It sounds like Halloween. Maybe we need to visit someone on the East Coast and do a Brewery Tour…heh!…Now that sounds like fun!fun!fun!…snort!…Then we could stop off and do a Wine Tasting with Cheese(!) and Krackers at Stovers house….wheeze!…I think I know how to spend my vacation time next year…sniff!….Hey! Do I get a vacation from this yard???

  96. Tupper and Gilly
    11:12 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Day 4 of the Really Long Shew is done. It was another good one for us, but we are so tired we are silly.

    Right in the middle of the day, a huge herd of Smokies gathered in our booth. They had grabbed a perp ( but not by the pant leg). He was sitting on a bench right by our doorway, and when he saw the cops coming, he tried to walk away into our building. But the cops got him and pulled him into our booth to question him and check his ID etc. They were there for a solid 15 minutes, with everyone in the building staring at our booth. NOT great for business, but we just kept smiling at people and saying hello as if there wasn’t a whole barracks worth of troopers and a perp in our space. Whew!

    After that – a certain Storyteller decided he really and truly needed a cream puff. With extra chocolate sauce.

    So – a belated Happy Birthday to Terry.
    A “good job” to Meashka and thank dog to Dima.
    And a “WHOA” to woRio
    Siber – another Rockies win….are you SURE there isn’t a wedding coming up?

  97. Tupper and Gilly
    11:13 pm on August 24th, 2012

    And Bear – THANK DOG! Glad to hear all is well

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:22 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Golinka!….Were there any blazin’ guns going off?…snort!snort!…Wow!Wow!….You guys were right in the middle of what Chet n’ Bernie do in their line of work…chuffle!…Too bad those guys didn’t show up instead of the Smokies…heh!heh!…What an exciting day for youse all. The Cream-puff was absolutely necessary, I can see that now…snort!

  99. SnowBella
    11:30 pm on August 24th, 2012

    I’ve never known a cream puff to be a bad choice in a situation such as the one described by Golinka. The Storyteller knows best.

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:32 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Lights!…Out!…heh!…Hey, that is the title of one of our authors amazing novels….snort!…One of my faves to be exact. The last sentence is priceless in that story…snorkel!..Anyway, goodnight all. See youse on this here blog tomorrow, dawg willing…heh!

  101. Tupper and Gilly
    11:33 pm on August 24th, 2012

    Rio – no guns were drawn, but the cops certainly had their hands on them in their holsters.
    Hope nothing THAT exciting happens when Wose and the Prof arrive

    Gotta say g’night all. See ya tomorrow.

  102. SnowBella
    11:35 pm on August 24th, 2012

    AJ gave me his cold. I’m calling it a night, too.

  103. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    4:03 am on August 25th, 2012

    Hey everyone. Where is everybody? Oh, that’s right, it’s about 4:00 am in the morning here on the East Coast. Remember, last year when I told you about the crazy thing we did going to the quilt store in the middle of the night for a reeeally big sale. Well, you guessed it, we are doing it again. I got woken up out of a really deep sleep and everything. But no way I was gonna let them leave without me. I’ll check back in at a more respectable time later today. Although some of that Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale would go really good about now.
    Wookie (yawn)

  104. OleyHowlers
    7:21 am on August 25th, 2012

    Good morning! EEK!!! Stinky Mama, you were part of a crime drama…were there t.v. cameras around? Or maybe it was just Spencer setting up a prop for an upcoming C&B book? Wow! Almost as bad as Terry’s encounter with a future mass murderer. The gang on this here blog certainly live interesting lives.

    We got a very very busy day here today so not sure if we can check in on today’s actual blog.

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