Fourth of July

“What would you say Chet thinks about the Fourth?” Admin says.

“My guess is scraps yes, fireworks no,” says Spence.

“Happy Fourth, everybody!”

Welcome Tallulah, Toby (both great pics!)

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112 Responses to “Fourth of July”

  1. O'Howlers
    9:08 am on July 4th, 2013

    Happy 4th!!!!!!
    And Happy Birthday to our Katawackaboom!

  2. Barb & Maggie
    9:19 am on July 4th, 2013

    Happy Birthday USA!

    Happy Birthday Kat. I see that you have some cute terms of endearment. I do too: Magawaga, Magamoo, Mag-Mile (for the Mag Mile in Chicago), to name a few.

  3. B. Stover
    9:27 am on July 4th, 2013

    I think I agree with Chet. Fireworks are visually awesome but I don’t like the noise. And then there are firecrackers….

    Good morning all.

  4. Gus and BooBear
    9:39 am on July 4th, 2013

    Happy 4th, everyone!! It’s a really happy day for us. Dad went for his follow up MRI on Tuesday and got a great report. Still no sign of returning cancer!! Dr told him that this is a true success case. We have been blessed for sure. Thanks to all friends here who have continued to have him in their thoughts and prayers. The next follow up will be the 1 year anniversary of his surgery.

  5. dawson
    9:40 am on July 4th, 2013

    Have a safe and foodful Fourth, all ye Plunderers.

    Spence is right. The new FOC have posted excellent pictures.
    CHobbit: Speaking of excellent photos, loved the Sibers photo. Not too sure about a certain Kentuckian. I am forever grateful that my charge does not have a gun. I already have enough holes.

    Another perfect weather day for S. Minnesota.

  6. dawson
    9:42 am on July 4th, 2013

    Gus&BooBear: That is wonderful news! Let the celebrations begin.

  7. O'Howlers
    9:59 am on July 4th, 2013

    Great news, G&BB!
    Hobbit, we loved the Sibe puppy pic too, but we are not showing it to Mom. Oh no we are not.

  8. BearSpiritDog
    10:13 am on July 4th, 2013

    Happy Fourth Everyone!!!
    We survived another night of BoomDaBoomBooms…the most Spectacular yet…and are here to tell the tail.

    Kat: Happy Anniversary Day! Is this the same as a Birthday?
    Will youse be having cake?

    Gus&BooBear: This is Most Excellent News!!! We are so happy for your Dad and your family.

    (Toby: Only 2, count ’em 2, more months til the next book comes out. Not Too long to hold your breath)

  9. Barb & Maggie
    10:17 am on July 4th, 2013

    G & B, That is wonderful! Such good news.

    Oleys, The mean lady who glared at us was not the mother of the soccer kid. He is behind us, she is in the house to the west side. She just doesn’t like dogs and dogs barking. Consequently, we do not like her. On the east side we have Fred and his nice family. We are going to have another little play time today.

  10. Masquers
    10:32 am on July 4th, 2013

    Happy Birthday to my dear friend Kat!
    Happy Birthday USA!
    WoooHooo!

  11. Herd of Hounds
    10:32 am on July 4th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Hippo ford of Jell-eye. Kat: 2 to you!
    Macy: Mom keeps that cartoon on her desk. At one time the HOH was 6 (mom’s number) and 1/2 had boomer-fobia! Mom needed a bigger lap. CHobbit: Can’t wait till you go to KY soooo we can see you. Rio: Mom’s mom was born in KY. Does that explain mom? Gus & BB: Whoo hoo, yeah, grrrrr-eat news! We know ya’ll are twirling.

    In other morning news…Mom came home to wet green weeds growing like, well, weeds, but the tri-color butterfly bush (“red”, white and “blue) began blooming for the 4th! The summer phlox and double Rose of Sharon are adding more pink to the “garden”.

    Soapbox out and dusted: Mom lost 20 lbs when she was in hospital in May (and it wasn’t all her spleen)! Gooood and bad. Needed to lose weight, wedding ring got loose :( It fell off the night before she left for MI, just outside on the deck. Couldn’t find it. When she got home, found it in darling Darah’s pile…er decorations, about 3/4 of it. For years mom hated the “dog ate my…” excuse. Now she has it, in gold!

    Have a fantabulous fourth (or forth is ya’ll are going somewhere)

  12. Melanie
    10:39 am on July 4th, 2013
  13. Princess Sam
    10:56 am on July 4th, 2013

    I’ll stay close to my family to protect them today. Then tomorrow is my big exciting day. My girl and a boyfriend are taking me to Molly’s mom’s ski/golf place. They’re going to be zipping around on these zip lines and I can watch them from down on the ground.

  14. Herd of Hounds
    10:59 am on July 4th, 2013

    Sammie’s location sounds really sane!

  15. Masquers
    11:16 am on July 4th, 2013

    Keeping a close eye on Sam I Am today. Never did find his hiding place.
    Sammie: Down on the ground is the best place to be!
    Love the card from the River Bears.
    HOH: Sorry ’bout your mama’s ring.

  16. Herd of Hounds
    11:25 am on July 4th, 2013

    Masquers: Like mom always says: CACA OCCURS. At least she found enough ring to help make a new one, it just won’t match the Old Fart’s any more.

  17. Masquers
    11:35 am on July 4th, 2013

    HOH: Good to know the ring can be repaired. Now if Daddie Dawg’s ring can go through the same process you will, once again, have a matching set.

  18. Barb & Maggie
    11:41 am on July 4th, 2013

    Did Darah chomp on the ring? Is that why it didn’t come thru totally intact? At least you found most of it!

  19. Herd of Hounds
    11:54 am on July 4th, 2013

    Chomped, yes. Passed,no. She didn’t eat it, she placed it in a pile of rugs, toys, god beds, sticks and other paraphenellia (sp?) she gathers. AKA: Darah the decorator. Since the Daddy Dawg can no longer wear a ring due to Arthur Eyetis, mom is thinking a ring and a matching charm for him.

  20. Mollypop's Mom
    12:07 pm on July 4th, 2013

    My DN Kat – Wow, you have grown up so fast.

    Sammie will be here tomorrow and stay until Sunday. A bandstand is being built right outside and the groundhogs are not happy. That’s their favorite grazing ground. There will be very loud music so I hope they have their little ear plugs. Maybe some for Sammie too. Gretchen Wilson will be here and also the Creedence Clearwater Revisited (without the Fogarty’s).

    Here’s a very Grumpy Groundhog.

  21. Barb & Maggie
    12:09 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Gotcha, HOH. When you said Darah’s pile, we assumed, well you know. We thought you were being nice calling it a decoration. Snicker.

  22. Wose
    12:27 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Happy Fourth of July to All!

    Happy Birthday, Kat!
    Happy Anniversary, Tuppence!

    Welcome home, Rebecca!
    Sammie:: Have a fun time at the ski/golf report!
    Melanie: Love the Newf salute to our country!

    Today’s Google doodle is a great salute to the 4th!

    Be safe and have fun all!

    RIO: When are the steaks being served?

  23. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:35 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Rose!…The steaks have not made an appearance yet…sniff!sniff!…Everyone is working on those damned sprinklers again…grunt!…Cept for us right now. We are downstairs cooling off…wheeze!

  24. Mollypop's Mom
    12:35 pm on July 4th, 2013

    I forgot to mention there will be three days of very loud music ending with a big fireworks display up the ski trails. Staff would like that.

  25. Basil and Sage
    12:48 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Awww…we thought that Darah had “passed” the ring. We had all kind of jokes ready, from:
    All that glitters isn’t gold – it might just be poop
    to:
    The goose laid golden eggs, but the Newf poops golden rings.

    Oh well. Happy fourth of the month. We are hoping that the house will be soundproof enough to keep those silly dogs from trying to burrow under the beds. We have one neighbor who goes to buy a pickup truck load of fireworks (illegal in this state) and sets them off all weekend, much to the consternation of the neighborhood.

    Sharon and HOH – we heard that there is quite a bit of flash flooding in TN – are you all on high ground?

    And Gus and BooBear -HIP HIP HOORAY!!! YIPPEE!! WAHOOOOOOOO!!!
    We couldn’t be happier for you if you had inherited a whole catnip mousie factory.

  26. Herd of Hounds
    12:56 pm on July 4th, 2013

    B&S, T&G and Mama, Tanks for your concern. Flooding at our house would mean an ark! We are about 1/4 mile from Lake Chicamauga but there are cliffs there about 80 ft high. Flooding around here happens on the other side of town and the river.

  27. O'Howlers
    1:00 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Melanie, we love the Newf 4th of July card!
    Bear, Kat’s anniversary is not until October. Today is the day we all chose to celebrate her birthday because she was about 3 months old when we brought her home from Elmira, NY.
    HOH, glad you at least found a partial ring. Mom lost her mama’s diamond ring long ago, while walking Boris and Misha. She was never able to find it. Sad.

  28. O'Howlers
    1:02 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Chicamauga? Was the battle bearby? The past 3 days were the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, so that has been very much on our minds. Our local paper did a 4-day series about local families’ involvement.

  29. Wose
    1:08 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Gus&Boobear: I am twirling and skipping over your pop’s good news. Who needs firework? This is a great away to celebrate July 4th! Wooooooooooooohooooooooooooo!

  30. Herd of Hounds
    1:16 pm on July 4th, 2013

    OH: Yep. The battle field and lots of hysterical monuments are within spitin’ distance of here!

  31. Siber-H
    1:21 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Happy Birthday America!
    Happy Fourth of July to all my friends here on the blog.

    Happy Birthday Kat!!

    Gus&BooBear, As Rose said, the news about your dad is a wonderful way to celebrate the Fourth.

  32. Siber-H
    1:25 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Rio!
    Only for you will I click on these links on my home page.

    The new and last season of Breaking Bad begins Aug 11.
    A spin-off of Breaking Bad is being planned.

  33. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:56 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Steaks!…Well, grump!…snort!…They made an appearance and then they disappeared….sniff!sniff!…Seems her mother left the propane gas open all winter long (and never lets my friend use the grill) so the gas tank is empty…grumble!…So her brother and his wife are getting a re-fill…wheeze!…Her mother is mad at everything because of her screw-up. So instead of all that we are downstairs in the coolness….waiting…gurgle! I’m starving marvin!…yeeep!

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:56 pm on July 4th, 2013

    SiberH!…You are a very brave Siber indeed!….Wooooooo!

  35. Beau - The Black Pug
    2:04 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Sneeze!….Hey! Wot happen’d to dose der steaks?…sniff!…I was sure I saw some big ole’ steaks comin’ out of da fridge….sniff!sneeze!….Where’d dey go??

  36. BearSpiritDog
    2:06 pm on July 4th, 2013

    BB Final Season. Sob.

    A Spin-off of Breaking Bad? WoooHooo!

  37. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:06 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Beau!…The steaks are gone for good!…snort!…You DO NOT get any of them, so just go somewhere and sleep…sniff!…No steak today pal, sorry!…grunt!

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:08 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Breaking Bad!…Sob!sob!Sob!… But I bet the final episodes are going to blow our minds…heh!heh!

  39. O'Howlers
    2:10 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Get this,Guys: we here are roasting a chicken for the 4th! Isn’t that a hoot? Shhhh Don’t tell Barb.
    Today is Independence Day for Gus and Boo Bear’s Dad, for sure.

  40. BearSpiritDog
    2:13 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Sniff. Are those Steaks I smell coming from the east?

    Kat: Then a Happy Birthday it is!
    and to Her Royal Highness Tupperance…Happy Anniverary for the Day you found your Furever Home.

    Barb&Magpie: Is the Moose Drool living up to its name?

  41. BearSpiritDog
    2:28 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Wose: What are you and Grizz doing for the 4th?
    B: Same question. Any Special Plans?

    O’Howlers: Sounds Good to us, but is this something youse should be doing in front of the chickies?

  42. Trigger
    2:34 pm on July 4th, 2013

    What’s this? – an unattended plate? Hebrew Nationals, potato salad, Bush’s baked beans – What could be better. You tell me.

    Now you see it, Now you don’t.
    Counter Surfing USA – Today’s the day!

  43. Siber-H
    2:45 pm on July 4th, 2013

    I like Trigger’s plans for the Fourth.
    Go For It, Trigger!

  44. Staff
    2:50 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Moose Drool comes from Missoula MT where the Catty Librarian lives with Elliot the massage kat.

    I too find myself having to explain some things I say. Carpola is one. And I have trouble calling my sister her name. I want to call her Dawson when I am speaking about her to others. sigh.

    Today we did lots of work. We are starting a little bonsai on the small tree at the North end of the garden. If it gets too big it will shade the plants, but we do like it small.

    And we finally got the pump in the pond so it can clean up a little.

    Mr.Staff is doing a bit of scraping off of the brick path so we can see it instead of the weeds.

    I am washing the runners for the kitchen. I don’t understand how they can get so dirty! Then, I think, a nap.

    CONGRATULATIONS to Gus and BooBear’s Dad! Great news.

  45. B. Stover
    3:56 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Hi Bear. I don’t have any special plans for today. What about you.

  46. SnowBella
    4:05 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Happy Independence Day!

    It is good to be home. After AJ and I arrived home last night, chores were completed, bellies were given and then AJ and I did the only logical thing—target practice. He wanted me to practice shooting some more in preparation for when he leaves next. Nothing says love like ammunition and target practice.

    Staff: I have used ‘carpola’ in front of mixed company before, too. I’ve also been known to make reference to Alice Johnson and others. I make no apologies when I see puzzled looks on peoples faces—the Herbs taught me that.

    BSD: Shopping spree! Each of the items you purchased with or without Nana knowing now have your name on them.

    Have a Katabulous birthday to the two year old girl!

  47. Barb & Maggie
    4:06 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Barb actually does eat chicken, just not any chickens that we know on a first name basis.

    The Moose Drool is going to be carted up to the lake house at 4:00 and sampled there. Kelly’s clan asked Barb up for dinner. Baby back ribs, potatoes and onions on the grill, corn on the cob and salad. Barb will be back before dark because she is afraid of the fireworks, so she wants to snuggle with me. If it gets loud before she gets here, she can find me in her tub.

  48. Charlie
    4:09 pm on July 4th, 2013

    B: Do you need me to keep you safe from the fireworks this evening? Dibs have been placed on laps here, under the bed is full and the shower stall can’t fit any more. I would consider it the highest honor to take care of you and your easy chair. Bring Dante, too.

  49. B. Stover
    4:31 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Charlie, that is an excellent plan!

  50. Charlie
    4:33 pm on July 4th, 2013

    B: I will be there with my ears on!

  51. B. Stover
    4:52 pm on July 4th, 2013

    LOL! Can’t wait Charlie. Do you like chopped steak and salmon bon bons?

  52. BearSpiritDog
    4:56 pm on July 4th, 2013

    B: See…you Do have Special Plans after all! Go Charlie!
    We here are having a Quiet Day watching old movies on TCM.

    SnowBella: Yippee! I’m a Winner!

  53. Charlie
    5:17 pm on July 4th, 2013

    B: You had me at ‘Do you like…’

    BSD: My Lady is will notify the makers of the fine items you purchased today. You should have them in your paws quicker than Belle Starr can bedazzle Professor Grizz.

  54. B. Stover
    5:25 pm on July 4th, 2013

    I really like today’s Google doodle.

  55. c.hobbit
    5:31 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Taking it easy although I think I will do some more packing today. Now that I’m fully retired and the intense month of painting and yard work is done, my life seems very quiet. My friends are either out-of-town or out-of-state on vacation or they have family plans today. That is A-ok with me.

    Sadie and I took a long hike today since the temperatures have dropped nicely. Found a lake that I didn’t know about; Lady would have loved it but, of course, Sadie barely put her toes in the water to take a drink.I will grill a couple of hamburgers for us later for supper.

    Sometime next week I will head to Anchorage for a couple of days to see my sister. The vet gave me some pills to try with Sadie for the trip.

    Happy day to all of youse and I am so happy for Gus and BooBear!

  56. bluecat
    6:12 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Happy 4th, Everybody. May your sparklers never go out.

    G&BB – thank you for sharing the very best kind of news. Head bumps from me to you and your mom and dad.

    CHobbit – the parental units leave for Alaska next week. They’ll wave to you…and Snowhook.

  57. Wose
    6:36 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Hope everyone is enjoying their 4th. Grizz and I had wanted to go to the little cottage in Warwick, but it had been claimed by another couple. Today was stay cool day…did some mall walking, and ate some cheesecake. Nothing special.

  58. Charlie
    6:49 pm on July 4th, 2013

    We almost forgot to include our enthusiastic ‘Woo’ and joyous ‘hoo!’ to the mix. Congrats to G&BB’s dad kicking cancer to the curb.

  59. Belle Starr
    6:51 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Wose: My Two-legged says any day that involves cheesecake is a special day. I feel the same way about glitter. Do you need my Four-Legged and I to keep you and Grizz safe from the fireworks tonight? I will let you hold me in your lap if it makes you feel secure.

  60. B. Stover
    7:07 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Bear: I like quiet days. Enjoy yours.

  61. Basil and Sage
    7:08 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Stuffed. We are just stuffed full of good food. The Storyteller went to the store today and came home with a sack full of lobsters. And he even offered to share them with Mama and Gramp. (If you knew how many lobsters he can put away in one sitting….) Anyway, there was enough lobster that we got a taste. Just wait til they try to give us canned cat food tomorrow. No way Jose. They better go get some more lobster.

    BlueCat – thanks for the unicorn. It will be used often, and you will be thought of.

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:13 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Quiet!….It is a quiet day here now that everyone left and we are all back to normal…heh!heh!… We had a scare there when the big grill would not light even after the new tank of propane was hooked up…grunt!…But all at once it started and her brother grilled steaks for everyone. Lunch was really good – Beau begged his guts out and annoyed everyone…grump!…Me?? I was the perfect gentleman and waited patiently for any morsel thrown my way…burp!

  63. Herd of Hounds
    7:23 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Ain’t it grand when our 2 leggers have feast days and actually share with us? Whoo hoo! Surf and turf here!

  64. Wookie's Dad
    7:39 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Gus and BooBear. What wonderful news for the Fourth of July. A great way to start a celebration.

    A quite Fourth of July here in Chevy Chase. Went to the annual Village bar-b-que, but other than that, just taking it easy. The Nationals won today (a rare event these days) and waiting to see what the Rockies do tonight.

  65. Wose
    7:47 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Belle Starr: We do not get much fireworks around here. But if you and Mama Luna just want to stop by, I will leave the key under the mat.

  66. Tupper and Gilly
    7:48 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Aw – the news is out that “Movie ‘The Lone Ranger’ is Ambushed at the Box Office”. Seems that no one wants to go see Johnny Depp play a Native American.
    Go figure.
    tee hee

  67. Princess Sam
    7:52 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Rio, might you be exaggerating a bit? You forget how I have seen you beg.

  68. Herd of Hounds
    8:01 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Chance of rain here=100%. What’s going on now? RAIN No fireworks here tonight unless natural…or local ijits.

  69. c.hobbit
    8:16 pm on July 4th, 2013

    No fireworks for sale this year due to fire danger so people have resorted to gun shots to celebrate. {{{sigh}}}

    Public fireworks by the borough are held at New Year’s Eve when it is dark so that they could be seen. Of course, you have to be prepared for -30 or -50 temps at that time of the year.

  70. Macy
    8:19 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Great news GandBB!

    Happy BDay Kat! Mine and Holly’s b-day’s are tomorrow and dad found some Frosty Paws at the store yesterday, so we will be celebrating with those.

    There is a big fireworks display here tonight, but it is just far enough away that it doesn’t bother us. The two leggeds, for some reason, are going right over there where all the noise is, but we will not be joining them.

    HOH, we are still trying to figure out what happened to your ring. Was it made out of tree bark or something?

  71. Herd of Hounds
    8:37 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Macy: Was gold. Smelled like mom who was gone. Darah wanted to keep it close when mom was gone. More than that…quien sabe?

  72. Belle Starr
    8:48 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Wose: No need. I had a key made.

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:05 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Fireworks!…None here so far. The coast is clear….Wooooo!

  74. Herd of Hounds
    9:09 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Boom, crash, pop,pop,pop. Geeze the noise here is going nuts.

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Trouble!….Testing!…grump!

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Reboot!…I may or may not ever be back again…grump!gruffle!

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:32 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Whew!…I re-booted and then the DSN error went away…grunt!…I thought I was going to be in big trouble because I logged on as Beau and Voted over and over again for the All-Star’s and then after I was all done, things started going funky…wheeze!…It wasn’t my fault!!!…gah!

  78. Herd of Hounds
    9:34 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Poooor Rio! Fireworks here driving mom nuts, we just let her think it is us. Nighty night.

  79. Tenzing
    9:35 pm on July 4th, 2013

    I’ve come inside early in anticipation of fireworks. I was supervising the Giant earlier on a trip into town, but the truck breaking down changed our plans. Sometimes, without even trying it turns out the Giant and I have the same plans. I’ll be going along with my day, and boom!—we have plans. I like it when that happens. Now, I’m overseeing my Lady doing laundry. She seems to have it so well in paw that I think I’ll take a nap.

  80. Princess Sam
    9:42 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Belle Starr, ha ha ha.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:43 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Truck!….That there Giant’s truck was on my pug-mind today…sniff!…I was wondering how it was running and now I know…grunt!…I have been playing the Powerball with Beau’s treatie money in hopes of replacing that truck, but so far all I can match is one number out of 5 every damned week…grumble!

  82. Herd of Hounds
    9:47 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Like my mother always said, if it’s not one thing, it’s something else.

  83. Tenzing
    9:50 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Rio: I’ll dip into my treatie fund to play along with you. My Lady is poodled up. This was the first time the truck has been driven since they got it back from the mechanic. It didn’t make it 15 miles. I don’t know what is worse—the embarassment of hanging out in the cab of the truck up on the tow bed while we waited for mama to pick us up, or the upset words she used on the drive home.

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:56 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Words!…I could teach her a few more upset words if she needs some…grumble!…That truck has got to GO…sniff!…But I don’t know where.

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Walk!…Oh grumble and spit!..sniff!…Now it is time to interrupt my enjoyable viewing of the Game to go for a HOT walk which will last forever because Beau is and Idiot and keeps stopping to smell everything. Or he just stands there looking around like and idiot and will not budge…grump!spittttttt!

  86. Tenzing
    9:59 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Rio: I think she was channeling her inner pug—the evil one, not the bible thumping one. She would have made you proud.

  87. Dima
    10:01 pm on July 4th, 2013

    The ‘rents got home, thank Dog. They were so scared out there with all those BOOMS that they put loud music on as soon as they got home. They were at a House Concert very close to home. The musicians were “Ronstadt Generations” and Mom says they are superb.

  88. Melanie
    10:02 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Used in the non-virtual wold:
    Carpola
    Fniglefritz
    Blur
    Good Dog!
    Anywoof
    Plunder
    Plunderer
    I do get looks at using “Dawson”, but not as many as I do when using “Staff”.
    I speak of Chet posting on his blog.
    And it’s easier to say (rather than explain) this is an internet reading group dedicated to read SQ’s books.

  89. Melanie
    10:05 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Good? Gus and BooBear’s dad.
    Bad? The truck.

    I have worked all day. Time to sleep.
    TTFN

  90. Gus and BooBear
    10:36 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Thanks, guys, for all the well wishes. It has been the best holiday. We are blessed. Although Mom was always sure (well, not too many periods of doubt), Dad was a fatalist (think that is the correct use of that word) and couldn’t help but think the news would be bad. Now, even he is believing that all will be okay.

    And they are still hoping to celebrate with a trip to Willow, Alaska the 1st weekend of March 2014. Just think….they will meet the Giants and the Snowhook kennel guys, CHobbit, and maybe Rose and the Prof! And there were rumors of MPMom and the Howlers ‘rents going too! Mom just has to get it cleared at work since she usually can’t take the first of the month off.

    Happy 4th to all our very special friends on Chet”s blog!

  91. SnowBella
    10:39 pm on July 4th, 2013

    G&BB: SPLORT! I’m twirling with the thought of youse all coming north to Alaska.

  92. O'Howlers
    10:41 pm on July 4th, 2013

    The lod booms have gotten quieter, so we will try to get the ‘rents to settle down in bed now. Good night all.

  93. Herd of Hounds
    10:41 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Had lots to say but too much BOOM. Got to go nighty night.

  94. Tenzing
    10:42 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Howlers: Sit on them if that’s what it takes. ‘Rents are funny creatures.

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:47 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Puss N’ Boots!….Wow!Wow!Wow!….wheeze!cough!…We just got back from a very hot and noisy walk…grumble!…Now all of us are in the basement calming our nerves..sniff!

  96. Siber-H
    10:50 pm on July 4th, 2013

    It is a good thing this is a good ballgame because it is a carpola night out there.

    Illegals going off all over the place…incoming…hit the deck!

  97. Tenzing
    10:50 pm on July 4th, 2013

    G&BB: I’ll write an note to your boss saying you would like, nay, must have the time off in March if you think it will seal the deal.

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:06 pm on July 4th, 2013

    SiberH!…I’m not saying much because I’ve seen them throw away a lot of games lately…wuffle!

    Mr. Tenzing!…Do you think Rebecca could write a note of Absence for my friend for tomorrow?…sniff!…She really, really, really does not want to go to the busy-damned-place one bit…grump!…Maybe a note would make it okay?

  99. Tenzing
    11:19 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Rio: Try this note on for size:

    Dear manager at the damned-busy-place,

    Please excuse Rio’s Friend from work until further notice. Don’t hold your breath. On a somewhat related note, please process a Personnel Action Notice to double her wage. On second thought, make it a triple.

    Thank you for your cooperation and immediate attention to this matter. Please don’t ask questions that I don’t want to answer.

    Cordially yours in all things busy,
    Friend of Rio’s Friend

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:23 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Mr. Tenzing!…snort!…That’ll do.

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:25 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Concert!…I’m still pondering “House Concert”…sniff!…What the heck?…snorkel!

  102. Tenzing
    11:26 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Rio: Personally, my favorite line is the last sentence. I’ve been known to adopt if for personal use before, and I insisted it be used in the note. I think it rounds of the note well.

  103. Siber-H
    11:27 pm on July 4th, 2013

    I think it means the gig was played in someone’s house instead of a bar or whatever.

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:32 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Last!…Hmmm, the last sentence does have a nice round circular-ness about it…sniff! …Friends of Friends and all that…heh!

    SiberH!…I realize the House Concert was at someone’s house and not at say Red Rocks Park, or a bar…sniff!… What I am wondering is How, Who, How Much, Who Do You Have To Know, and of course how many electrical outlets would one need….sniff!

  105. Siber-H
    11:37 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Rio, Dima can answer all your questons tomorrow.

    Rockies Won!!!

    I’m going to try to go to sleep now.

    Night All

  106. Tenzing
    11:37 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Rio: I was referring to the not asking questions I don’t feel like answering, but I agree, I like friends of friends.

    If a house concert is anything like a porch concert, Redbone might have the answer all the secrect knock and power usage questions.

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:49 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Sleep!…Good luck SiberH!…sniff!

    Concert!…If a house concert is anything like Brother Redbones impromptu white lightning jazz and jive sessions, then I know exactly what a house concert is…heh!… But that photo is lacking the ambiance of a Redbone Hound White Lightning concert…heh!heh!

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:58 pm on July 4th, 2013

    Photo!…For instance, there are not hot-wing bones lyin’ around, no empty beer bowls, or pizza boxes….sniff!…The floor is not littered with hairballs from the Maskers Jazz Kat Jamboree band…sniff!…And there is not one mayonnaise bottle of Shine anywhere to be seen….grunt!

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:04 am on July 5th, 2013

    Sleep…sniff!…We here are going up to our beds and we will try and sleep…grump!…It really isn’t too bad yet, but all that nonsense comes later in the wee hours of the morning…grumble!…If I could, I would be chewing many pant-legs to the bone at that time…grump!

  110. Staff
    12:16 am on July 5th, 2013

    Nighty noodle Rio. sniff. Sorry about your busy place problems. I like the idea of the note. Good luck with that.

    (((yawn)))

  111. Macy
    12:53 am on July 5th, 2013

    Belle just got home. She went to the KABOOM place and came back alive to tell about it. She sat in dad’s lap to keep him calm and reports that all went well.

    Nighty, night and sleep quiet.

  112. Tenzing
    1:47 am on July 5th, 2013

    Macy: Your dad is lucky Belle was there for him. Underneath the bed is calling my name.

    Nighty nutter butters.

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