Flying Objects: None

“Kirby T. Penworthy picked up on the elephant-pattern rug thing,” Admin says.

“Wow,” says Spence.

I know what they’re talking about – the rug in the office. This is at our place – Bernie’s and mine – on Mesquite Road. A great place – wouldn’t live anywhere else, unless Bernie did – with the canyon out back. I can smell a javelina at the moment, in fact.

“Some of the plunderers also think we’ve written ourselves into a corner,” Admin says.

“What do you think?” says Spence.

“Even money,” says Admin. “How was BarkWorld?”

“Hard to describe. Twitter was big – the whole thing was being twittered in real time by just about everybody on this big screen. All the speakers had lots of hi-tech stuff going on.”

“Except you.”

“Correct. I mostly talked about the plunderers and then I read that scene at the start of Chapter 5 in Dog On It.”

“How did that go?

“No one threw anything.”

“Cheers.”

Thanks, Seth.

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121 Responses to “Flying Objects: None”

  1. dawson
    4:13 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Hey!

    The plunderers, that's us…plundering on with or without a story.

    No one threw anything…that's another success for Spencer

  2. dawson
    4:14 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Hat tip to Kirby T. Penworthy.

  3. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:16 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Hey Everyone! Although I'm thrilled that Admin noticed me, I'm afraid this may be the last time you hear from me for awhile. I overheard Mom talking to the vet's office about my foot, and she made an appointment for me for 9:40 this morning. So I think I may have to take off — I hear Alaska is very nice this time of year! It may take me awhile to get there, given my bum foot, but I think it'll be worth the effort!

  4. B. Stover
    4:17 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Spence and Admin have named us: "the plunderers." I like it! I wonder what Spence said about us to the BarkWorld Expo (where he didn't use "high-tech." LOL) I'm going to have to look up Chapter 5 of DOI.

    Kirby: How is your paw today?

  5. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:18 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Thanks, Dawson! "The Plunderers" is certainly a better name for us than plain old bloggers! By the way, I'm glad your picture is back. I missed it!

  6. B. Stover
    4:19 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Kirby: Stay put and go to the vet. It will be over before you know it….and perhaps there will be a treat.

  7. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:27 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Stover: I can't chance it! I'm hiding out in her office because there's a door in here. Come to think of it, I'm not sure how to open doors. Maybe I'd better rethink by escape plan. Oh no! She spotted m………………….

  8. Mollypop
    4:28 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Kirby – Don't fret ahead of time about going to the vet. That's too stressful. Because you had been to the vet's recently for your sleep-overs, you know they will take good care of you.

    Like B. said – maybe a treat. There should be a treat for sure!

  9. dawson
    4:30 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Kirby T. Penworthy: Stop in and see me on your way to Alaska. But you might want to get that paw fixed first – it's a long trip.

  10. Barb & Maggie
    4:57 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Wonder why he is thanking his son, Seth? Maybe he wrote the blog while Spence was at Barkworld.

    Kirby, The vet will help your sore paw. Mom and Dad know what's best for you. That is from Barb.

  11. Riö - The Evil
    5:29 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Wha!?… I wonder what the heck Spencer said about us down there in Georgia!… (Not where Kirby lives!)… grunt! … Maybe someone who attended the conference will check out this here blog and tell us what went on in Atlanta this past weekend!…snort!

    Astrid!… Seven days and counting!…grump!…Look at the two of them sitting in the corner wondering where to go once Chet and Bernie arrive back at the housing development….grunt!

  12. Siberian Husky
    5:32 am on August 23rd, 2010

    WAIT KIRBY!! Do not go to Alaska without me.

  13. Riö - The Evil
    5:41 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Quilt!… I wonder if he mentioned the beautiful Quilt to all the Tweeters!?… snort!… Speaking of the quilt, I had the strangest dream about Staff last night!…wheeze!

    SiberH!…Where the heck have you been pal?…snort!

  14. Siberian Husky
    5:46 am on August 23rd, 2010

    We made an unplanned trip to Cuba, New Mexico. I wrote out NM this time so no one would think it was the other Cuba. It was nice there because it was cooler than here, with pine trees.

    I'm afraid Kirby got captured and is not going to Alaska, so let us know what the vet says about your paw, Kirby.

  15. FattyKitty
    5:49 am on August 23rd, 2010

    We hope all is well with your paw, Kirby. I become a different Cat at the vet: trembly and undignified. That's why I don't like to visit. I've always been pretty healthy though, except for that one episode.

  16. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:56 am on August 23rd, 2010

    I'M BACK!! The vet was just as bad as I thought it would be. Well, maybe not. No shots this time! But they did put a muzzle on me, just because I growled a little when the vet tech tried to look at my foot! So Rio, it wasn't a sticker. It was a cut in one of my pads. After the vet showed it to Mom and me, we wondered how we'd all missed it. It wasn't bad enough for stitches, they just cut the hair away from it and cleaned it out and checked to make sure there wasn't any glass or anything in there. Then they gave Mom some medicine to give me — something to make sure it won't get infected, and something to make it not hurt anymore. I already got my first pills. I growled a little at Mom, but she made me take them anyway. But then she gave me a treat, because the vet said I needed to have a little something with my pills so they wouldn't make me sick. I wonder if I can convince her that I need a little something more!

    So sorry, SiberH, we won't be going to Alaska after all! But thanks, everyone, for your good wishes! It's so nice to have lots of people and kats and dogs who care!

  17. Siberian Husky
    5:59 am on August 23rd, 2010

    If Spence tweeted ,twittered, or whatever the word is, we would have known what was going on in real time. I don't blame him, though, for not doing that. I wouldn't do it myself…too high-tech for me.

    I wonder what javelina smells like. How would I know. Mom won't take me to southern Arizona.

  18. C. Harris
    5:59 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Kirby T Penworthy: it is getting colder in Alaska and by the time you make it up here with your bum foot it will be winter. I'd love to have you but stay put. And if you do ignore this advice, when you arrive, I'll personally take you to my vet so you would have made the trip for nothing. Take care and write when you can…we all want you to be better. (In addition to treats, vets have *drugs* which work wonders :-} )

  19. Mollypop
    6:01 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Kirby – Our family gives dog pills wrapped in a slice of cheese. A very small piece for Sam and a BIG piece for me. Down the hatch!

  20. Riö - The Evil
    6:01 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Fatty!… You mean that one incident where you died?… snort!

    Kirby!… Great news pal!… grunt!.. You big wimp!….heh!

  21. Sam
    6:03 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Staff comes back from her toga party today!

  22. Melanie
    6:04 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Wow, We're famous!!

    Rosie Gray is taking off for a semester abroad! But if you go to her last post she gives you her blog. For a title of the blog (?) or motto, she has, "TRYING NOT TO BORE YOU."

    Pretty good. Not as good as ours though.

    The second to last one is about a strange-meowing cat. Pretty funny.

    I would put the links up, but then I would be monitored.

  23. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:05 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Fatty Kitty: Mom finished reading Down the Rabbit Hole during her vacation. She liked it a lot. Having said that, that's all we're going to say! We don't want to ruin your enjoyment. Mom doesn't have Mondays off, but it's her night to close, so she doesn't have to be there until this afternoon. That's why she was able to take me to the vet this morning. Rats!

    Mom just checked out Behind the Curtain, but still has a few pages left in the book she's reading, so she'll have to finish that one first, and then she can get back to Ingrid.

  24. Sam
    6:07 am on August 23rd, 2010

    TOGA TOGA TOGA! I'll bet it was pretty crazy with all that drinking and dancing and all those wild quilters!

  25. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:09 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Rio: I'm not a wimp! And the vet agreed. After all, she gave me drugs. She wouldn't do that if it was nothing!

    C. Harris: Thanks for your kind offer, but as you probably can tell, I'm not heading your way after all. I hope that offer stands, just in case Mom ever threatens to take me to the vet again!

  26. FattyKitty
    6:10 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Rio: How astute of you. That is exactly the unfortunate incident I mean. Interesting how astute rhymes with hirsute. Oo. Do I feel a poem coming on?

    Librarian: Hope not. No time, I have a doctor's appointment.

    FK: We shall discuss it in the waiting room then.

    Librarian: O brother.

    Kirby: we're glad you're all right.

  27. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:12 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Mollypop: I did get cheese! That was my treat! But Mom was sneaky this time. Usually she pokes holes in the cheese to put the pills in, but I figured that out and spit out the pills before I at the cheese. So this time Mom just put the pill in my mouth — even though I growled at her! — and held my mouth shut until I swallowed. Then I got the cheese afterwards for being such a good boy!

  28. Melanie
    6:13 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Kirby, so glad it was just a cut. Whew. .

    Our dogs get their pills in peanut butter.

    Dan is in the emergency room. He can't keep anything down. They have pumped him up with fluids and now taking x-rays.

    He was obsessing about his heart. And Zoë told him to stop because his heart was the strong part of him.

    Let you know more as I get more info.

  29. Siberian Husky
    6:13 am on August 23rd, 2010

    I'm glad it was nothing serious with your paw, Kirby. Mom says to tell your folks not to feel bad about not finding the problem themselves as she has had the same thing happen to her.

    All I can do is dream about it getting colder in Alaska. Mom is going up on the roof this morning to fix our swamp cooler. They always develop issues but are simple to fix.

  30. Siberian Husky
    6:18 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Kirby, if you plan on going to Alaska again, CALL ME!

    Melanie, I am so sorry to hear that about Dan. Please do keep us posted, and he is in our prayers.

  31. Barb & Maggie
    6:19 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Rats! Did Kirby mention rats?

    Rio, you are not being very sensitive about FK's "incident".

    Barb is almost finished reading DTRH for the 2nd time, but will keep to herself any clues about Vincent.

  32. FattyKitty
    6:20 am on August 23rd, 2010

    We miss Staff. She goes away to these TOGAs and we never hear from her. Maybe it's a cult!

    Melanie: Our Maggie had trouble keeping something down once too. Sometimes is it something very simple and we hope that it is so for Dan. Tell him we need a sequel to Sightings. We want to know what happens next.

  33. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:23 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Oh, now I do feel like a wimp for obsessing about my paw when Dan is so much sicker! Just like at the vet's this morning, when a man brought in a dog that was real sick, but he came in without an appointment. I was all set to give her my appointment — and Mom said I could — but they were able to fit her in. I know from experience that it's no fun being sick! Our thoughts and prayers are with Dan.

  34. Riö - The Evil
    6:23 am on August 23rd, 2010

    MagPie!….I don’t think that I offended Fatty by stating the truth… snort!… Have I offended you Fatty?….grunt!…In my experience, ghosts are not easily offended…cough!

  35. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:26 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Maggie: Sorry to get you all excited about rats. In your case, they're real. In my case, it's just an expression — I hope!

  36. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:27 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Rio: Just how much experience have you had with ghosts???

  37. Siberian Husky
    6:30 am on August 23rd, 2010

    I don't think of Fatty Kitty as a ghost. She just lives in a different place than we do.

  38. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:34 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Mom's about to leave for work, so she's going to shut down the computer. But before she does, I just want to say that I'm beginning to rethink this thing about driving all the way to Georgia to see PA/SQ. If his idea of success is not having anything thrown at him, just how good are his appearances? I don't mean the tweet thing — after all, this is about as high tech as I get! — but what can the rest of it be like that not getting hit by anything is a highlight?

  39. Melanie
    6:36 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Riö, did you see my post about Rosie Gray? 11:04

  40. dawson
    6:43 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Kirby: Maybe you should go to Georgia and bring some very ripe tomatoes just in case. Glad your paw is on the mend.

    Melanie: Thinking of Dan.

  41. Riö - The Evil
    6:43 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Kirby!… I live in a haunted house… snort!…. The ghost doesn’t seem to be around as much as when we first moved in….wheeze!… She used to work from home and had her computer set up downstairs. Me and Cassie the Butt Sniffing Dawg would be down there with her while she worked…. grunt!….Every day at some point we would hear someone walking around upstairs and opening up cupboard doors!!…sneeze!… At first she thought it was her mother coming over and snooping around. But every time she would go upstairs with us following and there would be No One in the house! And the cupboard door would be wide open….grunt!…The ghost usually stayed upstairs but there was this one time that Cassie was sleeping in the Lazy Boy and she woke up, sat up and just stared up into space at something that her and I did not or could not see!…. snort!….We all went upstairs after that episode… sniff! … The computer is upstairs now and we have not been bothered much at all lately…sneeze!

  42. Riö - The Evil
    6:45 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Melanie!… Yes I did see your post about Rosie!… snort!… I will check her out later this afternoon after my nap time…grunt!

  43. dawson
    6:46 am on August 23rd, 2010

    C. Harris: You've been on my mind as the days get colder and shorter. I have to turn on the lights in the mornings now and there is a nip in the air.

  44. Riö - The Evil
    6:53 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Heh!…Can you just imagine Kirby throwing ripe tomatoes at Spencer while he is reading chapter 5 of Dog On It….snicker!

  45. B. Stover
    6:54 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Melanie: I'm not usually monitored when I put up links. Could you try putting up Rosie Gray's? I wonder where she's going abroad….exciting!

    SH: I think that Chet is out on twitter. On the right of the screen just above "Recent Posts" there are four icons. One of them is for twitter. I don't tweet though so I don't know what to do or how it works. Glad you're back today.

    Kirby: If you run away to Alaska remember what C. Harris told you.

  46. Siberian Husky
    7:08 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Thank you Stover…hmmm Chet can tweet and Spence can't.

    I found the Rosie article by going to Village Voice, clicking on Running Scared and scrolling down. Good Luck, Rosie! We wish you well! I am sure it will be fun.

  47. B. Stover
    7:11 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Here's the site of Rosie's farewell post on Runnin' Scared. There is a link in it to the blog.

    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archiv

  48. Debbie LM
    7:23 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Wookie always demands a nice piece of aged Vermont cheddar with pills! The only treat that works. Otherwise he finds the pill in the treat and manages to spit it out!!!

  49. Riö - The Evil
    7:31 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Debbie!…Wookie is a highly trained Special Agent you know!….snort!… He is always on high alert regarding any poisonous substances that might enter his body!…sniff!

    Rosie!…That Rosie is something else!…whooo!… I just read the recent post on her blog called, “Babies Babies Babies”… heh!… I wonder if the Charming Mr. Abrahams worries about her going off to Prague? Or just worries about her in general… snort!

  50. B. Stover
    7:41 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Here's another Rosie Gray site:

    http://rosiegray.tumblr.com/

    She posts what she calls her favorite comment from Runnin' Scared by someone named Spencer. Our Spence? Also she thanks "Mom, Dad and Grandpa" and then says she means "Jen, Foster and Tony." Interesting. There's also a post copied from Foster and she says "This is how Foster says goodby."

  51. Siberian Husky
    7:55 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Rosie wrote an article on Jimsonweed…facinating because I never dreamed it would grow in NYC. It grows wild here. We have some growning right beside the house, but not in my part of the yard. Mom doesn't want me near the stuff. We also call it the moonflower plant.

  52. Melanie
    7:59 am on August 23rd, 2010

    B. Stover, I now have more Rosie Gray bookmarks than any other person's bookmarks!

    News from the ER. Dan has a twisted gut. (I told him not to do those jumping jacks) and at first they were talking operation. Now they are trying something first with a vacuum. Hmmm. Not sure where they put things or if they are putting air in or out, but it does have to do with equalizing the pressure in his intestine which might get rid of the kink. We're hoping for that.

    Zoë has said the next one of us who says, "no more operations" she going to shoot.

    Kirby, you go ahead and obsess about your paw. It's your paw and you hurt. It's okay.

  53. Barb & Maggie
    7:59 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Good luck and a safe journey to Rosie.

    Hope Dan is ok, Melanie.

    Rio, Interesting story about your hard to see house residents.

  54. Barb & Maggie
    8:02 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Dan's problem sound a little like colic in a horse.

  55. Siberian Husky
    8:07 am on August 23rd, 2010

    All paws crossed for Dan, Melanie. I hope he doesn't have to have surgery and that Plan A works.

  56. Riö - The Evil
    8:22 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Kinked!… That kinked intestine sounds painful, more so than a small cut to the paw…snort!…Here’s to hoping the Vacuum idea works before the knives have to be brought out…. sniff!… Poor Dan, he’s been through so much already…sniff!

  57. Melanie
    8:23 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Thanks all.

    Ghosts. I've lived in two houses with them. Not a problem. If the house we're in now used to have ghosts it doesn't now. (Somehow 10 Newfs probably created a disturbance in the force) Though I did tell a ghost story about the house to some of YSAS's friends when they were over for a sleepover. There was no sleep that night!

  58. Gus and BooBear
    8:30 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Hope Dan feels better soon and that all goes well with the procedure.

    Kirby, glad the foot is better.

  59. FattyKitty
    9:52 am on August 23rd, 2010

    For the record – I am not offended by talk of my "death" because I know it for what it is: a transformation of energy. I am not really a ghost, but it might be convenient for some to think that way.

    Hmmm. It might be fun to "haunt" someone though. Rio, where did you say you lived?

  60. FattyKitty
    10:53 am on August 23rd, 2010

    I have my suspicions about Mr. Vincent Dunn. I think he murdered Prescott decades ago and is now back for the cash. Will I be correct? Please don’t tell me – the Librarian has Mondays off and we may be able to finish Down the Rabbit Hole. Thrilling!

  61. Melanie
    10:12 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Go FattyKitty!! Haunt him!

    Weird thing. . .

    So they put a tube in Dan's nose.

    Then a really long, long, long tube down his throat.

    Then sort of water boarded him.

    Hopefully this will clear any nasty thing out.

    He'll be in the hospital for a little while.

    if it doesn't work then it's an operation.

  62. B. Stover
    10:17 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Melanie: I hope this works and Dan does not have to have another surgery.

    FK: "A transformation of energy." Interesting.

    Rio: I'm going to watch the fourth episode of Rubicon a bit later.

  63. Riö - The Evil
    10:20 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Kirby!… To answer your question from last night ….snort!… No, we have never seen and will never be seen watching the Denver Roller Dolls… grunt!… Speaking of Food Challenges, have you seen the last 2 episodes of Top Chef?… wheeze!… I can’t believe that Alex is still in the competition… grrrr!… That guy is something else!…grunt!… I think some of those guys want him to stay in the competition because later they will have a good chance of winning if they have to go up against him…heh!

    Fatty!…We live in Alaska!…snorkel!

  64. FattyKitty
    10:24 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Ho ho. You can sure tell a whopper for such a little dog.

  65. Barb & Maggie
    10:35 am on August 23rd, 2010

    FK. Don't believe a word of it. Rio lives in Colorado, but not sure if he is in Denver or not. Fess up, Pug! We think your energy should pay him a visit.

    Glad Dan is better and hopefully will not need surgery. He has been through enough.

    Barb is going to drive in to town to deliver her soon-to-be-world-famous tomatoes to a couple of non gardening friends so I am off for a nappy. BBL

  66. B. Stover
    10:51 am on August 23rd, 2010

    I ordered TFAT from the Poison Pen bookstore in AZ. I asked that it be signed plus have a paw print, and that Spence write inside: "One just plunders on." Cool!

  67. Riö - The Evil
    11:19 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Stover!…Did they tell you when it would be mailed to you?….snort!

  68. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:21 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Gosh, how cool it is that Spence talked about us plunderers. (?)

    I wonder what he said! I hope he told everyone what a good blurrer I am! Let me tell you, that's quite a feat! Not everyone can blur like me!

    Kirby, sorry to hear about your owie! Your mom is taking very good care of you and it will heal in no time! Tell her that a Nathan's hot dog is a very fine place to hide a pill or two. My mom gives me a bite or two without any pills, then she sneaks a pill in, and then she gives me some bites without a pill. It is very sneaky but I don't mind!

  69. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:22 am on August 23rd, 2010

    And what's this about Dan? I am putting him on my Wolfie prayer list! Poor guy.

  70. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:28 am on August 23rd, 2010

    I hope Staff had lots of fun at the toga party!

    Mom says that there are dogs that are specially trained to find bed bugs. It sounds as if Rio could have quite a career! Although for some reason, I just can't quite picture him getting up early every morning, packing a lunch, and then heading off cheerfully to work! Whistling, even. Nope….not the Rio that I know and love!

  71. staff
    11:38 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Hi there everyone,

    I am glad Kirby's paw is being treated and I hope the procedure works on Dan so he doesn't have to have surgery.

    I am 'back' from the TOGA and need to sleep for a week! I had a lovely nap today and think I will have another after I have some food.

    I ordered TFAT for myself and Dawson today from the Texas store. I also ordered myself a copy of Dog On It which I had borrowed from the library. So now I will have a signed copy of his first book too. I had to specify hard cover on that because I didn't want to get one of the paperback ones.

    I will get back to work on the quilt on Tuesday or Wednesday. It depends on how 'exciting' the procedure to remove a stent from me is. I get to do that tomorrow morning, and they say it is just a minor procedure in the doctor's office but I am with Kirby T. I will think about it a lot.

    Staff

  72. Siberian Husky
    11:44 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Wolfie, I don't know if they have bed bugs in Alaska where Rio JUST moved. He may no longer have a bed bug career. He'll have to become a sled dog.

  73. FattyKitty
    11:59 am on August 23rd, 2010

    Unless they have sled bugs. That's what they say in Alaska, you know:

    Good night,

    sleep tight,

    don't let the sled bugs bite.

    I knew I had a poem in me today.

  74. FattyKitty
    12:00 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    When it gets very cold the sled bugs move slower. Then they're called sled slugs.

    My jokes are about as good as Ingrid's Dad's.

  75. B. Stover
    12:03 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Rio: The Poison Pen did not tell me when I'll receive TFAT. I ordered online using their order form. My Kindle edition of TFAT will be sent by whispernet on Sept. 28.

    It is the 5th episode of Rubicon that I'm going to watch…in one minute.

  76. Barb & Maggie
    12:17 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    I think (not sure) that Spence will be in AZ on 10/2 and Houston, Tx on 10/3, so the books will be signed while he is there and will be mailed out after that.

    Bee, What is the defination of "plunder" as applies to us? I am sure you dont mean the pillage type of plunder. Please explain.

  77. Riö - The Evil
    12:33 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Fatty!… Sled Bugs or Bed Bugs make no difference to me and my rapidly expanding territories….snort!… My trusted employee and super duper agent, Rockie The Undercover Squirrel, takes care of all my clients because I am not allowed to leave the yard….grunt!… He dresses up in a specially made Bed Bug proof ‘Rio Suit’ and hunts down Bed Bugs at my beck and call…wheeze!… Unfortunately, and this has just recently come to my attention; Rockie hired a few of his squirrel pals to help him out because the work load was increasing very quickly….snort!… They did not wear Bed Bug proof suites and have been partially responsible for the large outbreak of Bed Bugs across the country… grunt!

  78. Mollypop
    1:08 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Rio – It was just on our local news about bed bugs now being found in workplaces. It's a good thing Mom retired.

    But Rio, please reconsider the trip to NYC. Mom says that while they are shopping at Saks, the doorman will walk you in Central Park.

  79. Barb & Maggie
    1:13 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Rio, Hire some beagles on your work force. They are supposed to be the best a sniffing out the bad bed bugs.

  80. Siberian Husky
    1:21 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Yes, and fire the squirrels.

  81. B. Stover
    1:33 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    B&M: Plunder as it applies to us: We take all of the baggage (original meaning of plunder) that the world throws our way and even when we find that life offers junk and rubbish (noun form of the German word) we use it to make something good. We don't let anything divert us in our attempt to make life better.

  82. Melanie
    1:39 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Well put, B. Stover!

  83. Melanie
    1:44 pm on August 23rd, 2010
  84. Siberian Husky
    2:00 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Unlike the squirrels, those dogs look like they know what they are doing. They should start hiring Newf lifeguards in this country. They are also much better looking than the two-legged kind.

    Very Good, Stover

  85. B. Stover
    2:11 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Melanie: Are the brown dogs newfs?

  86. Melanie
    2:45 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    I think so. There are Black (sometimes with white chests), Landseers,( white with black markings), Grays or Silvers, Browns and IRISH SPOTTED!

  87. Barb & Maggie
    2:53 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Bee, Thank you for the plunder detail. We love those Newfies on their training mission. Notice that the one in the water is hauling the others.

  88. Melanie
    2:56 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Going up and reading. So nice to crawl in under bedbug free sheets!

    Thanks Riö and Bess enjoyed your company.

    Dan is in a good mood. The morphine is a hit!

  89. Jasper the Poodle
    3:16 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    My mom has been known to enjoy a bit of that morphine. Unfortunately, it's only been after some sort of surgery kerfuffle. Because I came to my forever home here after my mom had all her surgeries, I haven't had the pleasure of watching mom lurch about under the influence.

    Hope Dan's gut does the twist in the opposite direction. After air and waterboarding, something must give way.

    The volume on my mom's laptop decided to just quit. She keeps moaning about no more "Dexter." Me, I don't know about Dexter. I know about bones, chewies and naps, and not necessarily in that order.

  90. Riö - The Evil
    3:31 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Lifeguards!…I pity the poor bastard that has to haul all their heavy asses ashore!…wheeze!…There has got to be at least a 1000 pounds sitting in that life raft!… gasp!… I hope he gets a special treat or something!…cough! heh! ….What some guys won’t do for a little attention!…snort!

    SiberH!… I can’t fire Rockie!….sniff!… He has saved my ‘bacon’ many times what with all the Bed Bug out breaks happening!…grunt!….The only Beagle I know is Cosmo and he already has a full time job…snort! ….Plus, having the squirrels out there working has increased my business by 150% in the last month or so… heh!

  91. Siberian Husky
    3:42 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    The bed bugs are winning. The squirrels are losing.

  92. Siberian Husky
    3:44 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    I bet chickens would eat bed bugs…just a thought.

  93. Riö - The Evil
    4:10 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Chickens!… You know how much I hate chickens!… snort!… Plus, all their rotten eggs are being recalled so beware of chicken droppings!… grunt!

    Stover!… I just watched episode 4 and going into episode 5 of Rubicon!!… gruff!…What an excellent show! Did you catch how the big analyst who wears a tie was trying to get a spot out of his shirt before handing in their recommendation?… snort!…”Out Damn Spot!”… heh!

  94. Riö - The Evil
    4:22 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Rockies!… Well episode 5 will be put on hold tonight!…snort!…Atlanta is in town to play the Rockies…wheeze!… We have to watch that instead…heh! ….But tomorrow night we will catch up on Rubicon! What a good show on so many levels!… wheeze!

  95. Barb & Maggie
    4:23 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Barb's chickens would love to eat those bed bugs. Plus they do not have any salmonella going on with their eggs. The egg can actually be contaminated with salmonella before it is even layed. Yuck!

    Maybe Rio should hire them, too! What do you say, Rio? They would probably work for less if they could eat on the job.

  96. Riö - The Evil
    4:26 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    SiberH!… You can look at the Squirrels achievements with a glass half empty attitude, or you can look at it, as I do, with a glass half full attitude… snort!… They are working and actually creating even more work the harder they work…Cha-Ching!

  97. FattyKitty
    4:29 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Interesting definition of plunder. I thought perhaps "plunder" was a "blunder." Now I know better.

    I'm surprised that raft still floats. No matter – those dogs are good swimmers – even without horns.

    Chickens and squirrels are much alike. They are both so…so…itchy! What I mean is, the way they twitch about makes me long to crouch, creep, and pounce!

  98. B. Stover
    4:36 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    I didn't think of "out out damn spot" but I did notice it. That's good. Episode five is very good. Lie to Me is on now. The new Fringe season starts Sept. 23.

  99. Riö - The Evil
    4:39 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Stover!…. We here love your definition of “Plunder”….snort!…We can truly empathize with the whole meaning you have given!…snort!… I guess the creation of the Quilt exemplifies that definition…sniff!…A work of art from all of us who each day have trouble and woes and still want to create something special for someone we deem very important in our lives!…wheeze!

  100. B. Stover
    5:08 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    I hope we can see a picture of the quilt soon.

  101. Riö - The Evil
    5:16 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Sorry!… I have not been given permission by Staff Almighty to post the latest photo that I have in my possession… snort!….Maybe tomorrow she will grace us with her excellence and show us all her and DebbieLM’s Glory!….sniff! ….It truly is a work of Art!…gruff!

  102. Riö - The Evil
    5:30 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Heh!… The ball just took out a $650.00 hot dog from a disgruntled fan!…snort!…He didn’t even get to keep the ball!.. heh! heh!… Oh, I find that funny, but if it was me I’d be pissed off big time too!…grunt!…Fingers crossed everyone!…She has a chance in a million to go to the afternoon game this Wednesday all expenses paid by the Busy Place if her name is picked out of a bag or something ridiculous like that!…heh!

    Stover!…FYI! You had the One hundreth post of the night tonight!…heh!…Cheers!

  103. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:40 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Hey everybody! Mom listened to the end of Dog On It on her way to work today, and heard something interesting — something that went right in one ear and out the first time, but it took on new meaning after reading Thereby Hangs a Tail and all the discussions we've had here about the Astrid case. (Was that something on this blog? Maybe we're getting that mixed up with something else, because it's been a long time since we did that!)

    Anyway, when Chet finds Bernie all tied up in the mine at the end of DOI, he notices that Bernie's not looking so good, including a chipped tooth! What's with all the chipped teeth??? Presumably Bernie's tooth is still chipped — unless he had it fixed, and with the mess his finances are in, that's debatable! So what are the chances of three guys with three chipped teeth being in the same story?! Has anyone looked closely at PA/SQ's teeth? Is one — or more — chipped? Is that what makes him write so often about chipped teeth? Does Ingrid have a chipped tooth, too, under all those braces???

  104. Riö - The Evil
    5:52 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Kirby!…Revelation!…Chipped teeth! So big in the Charming Mr. Abrahams novels too!…snort!…Could there be?…Could their possibly be??…huff!…A connection with Bernie and Astrid too!…NO!…Because Ray looks so much like Col Bob!… grunt!…What if Col Bob and Bernie are BROTHERS!…snort!snort!…Nothing previously written has said otherwise, has it Kirby, Stover or Melanine!??? ….hmmmmmmmm!

    Kirby!… I hope you know that the more that I ‘pick’ on someone reflects on how much I actually like that someone! …snort! …Hope yer paw is feeling better pal.

  105. Riö - The Evil
    6:01 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Kirby!… Your name came first in Chet’s Post this morning!….snort!…That is truly a place of honor and recognition!…sniff!

  106. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:03 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Rio: I already figured that out, big boy! I feel truly blessed to pick picked on by the likes of you!

    In answer to your question this afternoon, Mom and Dad were able to catch one episode of Top Chef during their trip, of course, I missed it in the kennel. And we missed the one after that. We all were home by then, but unbeknownst to us, our cable system decided that we need a box in order to get some of the channels. So we came back to no Bravo. That's fixed now, so we're hoping to catch that show sometime.

  107. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:04 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Thanks, Rio. I keep going back and looking at that — it's pretty cool! Almost like seeing my name in lights!

  108. Siberian Husky
    6:04 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Rio, your logic is flawless about the job the squirrels are doing.

    Drat, my electicity has been off. I'm off now to check the baseball game.

  109. Siberian Husky
    6:11 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Where is Macy? The Rangers had a no hitter going until the 9th.

  110. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:25 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Wow, Rio! It looks like you have a pretty exciting game going! I wish the Angels were doing as well.

  111. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:27 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    SiberH: I guess the Twins were just so tired after beating up on my Angels yesterday that they didn't have any oomph left in them for the Rangers! Athough they did manage to break the no-hitter.

  112. Riö - The Evil
    6:27 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    HarDeeHarHar!… It is 5 to 4 bottom of the 8th so far!…Top of the 9th now!…snort!…Min Pin is quiet, just leave well enough alone I say!!…heh!

  113. Riö - The Evil
    6:31 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Kirby and SiberH!… You guys should have seen where that guys Hot Dog got blasted to bits…heh!heh!…I’m still laughing about it and I never laugh!…snicker!…heh!

  114. dawson
    6:32 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Whoa!

    The Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 12 – 3. Here's hoping they have gotten over their slump.

  115. dawson
    6:33 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Rio: I wonder if the hot dog wipe-out will make the highlights.

  116. Riö - The Evil
    6:34 pm on August 23rd, 2010
  117. Siberian Husky
    6:35 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    WOO WOO

    Good Night Everyone!

    Rockies Won!

  118. Siberian Husky
    6:38 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    I wish they would put the hot dog wipeout on the Rockies website tomorrow, but they probably won't.

  119. dawson
    6:38 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Good Night.

    50% chance of getting back to the Astrid story tomorrow.

  120. Riö - The Evil
    6:38 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    AHHH!Shucks!… I am being monitered…snort…It has1 been awhile since we were excited about a Win!…HOOOOOO! WAWWWWW!…tonight!…We need a total change starting RIGHT NOW!…yeeee! [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1282621064-jumping.gif[/img]

  121. Riö - The Evil
    6:42 pm on August 23rd, 2010

    Night All!… Baseball is getting serious now!…snort!…And even way more Fun!…heh!

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