Gaps

“Seen all the cool avatars?” says Spence.

“Progress keeps progressing,” says Admin. “What’s new?”

“You’re in a fine mood,” Spence says.

Admin grunts. “Had a little mishap yesterday.”

“Oh?”

“With The World At War, Volume 6. I’d watched the first two episodes on the CD and then stuck it back in the case. Then when I went to get it out to watch the next two episodes – Japan 1941-1945 and Pacific February 1942 – July 1945 – guess what.”

“I give up.”

“I couldn’t get the stupid disk off that stupid plastic ring in the center and I ended up cracking the stupid thing.”

Hey! I remembered those screams.

“This would have to do with your dexterity,” Spence says.

“Thanks,” says Admin. “The point is – what do I do? No way they sell them individually so I either have to order the whole set again, or go on to Volume 7 with gaps.”

“So?” says Spence. “What’s wrong with the odd gap or two?”

Exactly!

“And maybe,” Spence adds, “we should get back to Astrid tomorrow.”

But Admin is already gone, slamming the door on his way out. Admin’s not a big fan of gaps.

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  1. Melanie
    3:55 am on July 27th, 2010

    Poor Admin. Maybe he could find the library and see if they have it. He could call first and see if they have it and if they don't, he could slam the phone down instead of slamming the library door. That would disturb the aura of libraries.

    Chet likes gaps! So does the Pack. They call them naps.

  2. Barb & Maggie
    4:20 am on July 27th, 2010

    Admin. seems to be in a really bad mood today, so it might not be the best time for me to harrass him about those signed copies.

  3. Melanie
    4:32 am on July 27th, 2010

    I agree.

    Hey MagPie! Any rats?

  4. B. Stover
    4:32 am on July 27th, 2010

    CDs can be very difficult…so can dvds which is what I think he means. Well, I think we need to give him a new project to take his mind off of The World at War.

    Admin: We have been told that there will be 400 pre-signed copies of TFAT. We on the blog would be interested in knowing how they can be purchased.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    4:39 am on July 27th, 2010

    Oh oh, Bee brought it up. Hope that doesn't put Admin. in a worse mood.

    Melanie, I had an unadventful hunting trip last night. Saw one of the little buggars dash across the floor and scamper into the hole they made in the wood floor. I sniffed and pawed at that hole, but they wouldn't come back up to play with me. Drat!

  6. B. Stover
    4:50 am on July 27th, 2010

    Barb&Maggie: Admin is happiest when he's in a bad mood.

    I'm still laughing at Rio's comment last night about Macy: "And she still makes a point of saying nothing."

    Rio: I liked you answer yesterday. I was merely giving you an opportunity to expand it.

    Welcome back Lexi and Gus&BooBear.

    I have to go to school in a bit.

  7. Sam
    5:16 am on July 27th, 2010

    Well, B. jumped right in about the 400 signed copies. Spencer said he would check into his apparent mis-speak yesterday. No answers yet. It's like when the family asks if I want to go for a ride and then I have to wait a couple of days to go.

  8. Riö - The Evil
    5:19 am on July 27th, 2010

    Gap! … Japan 1941-1945 and Pacific February 1942 – July 1945… sneeze! … That there is a huge gap! Admin is screwed…. Heh! … He will have to pull out his moth ridden wallet and re-order the whole set which is probably a good idea anyway. …grunt!… With his big fingers he is apt to bust up another DVD in the near future….snorkel!

  9. Chet The Dog
    5:28 am on July 27th, 2010

    Admin sticks his head back in the door: "And I meant DVDs, not CD's!" Slam.

  10. B. Stover
    5:30 am on July 27th, 2010

    LOL!!! I love it!

  11. Melanie
    5:30 am on July 27th, 2010

    Two pics of YSAS. (He's still asleep. He and SO are having a two day vacation)

    First: From the last production, called the Rocker Billy look. The new look on the lower East side of NYC.

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1280241047-IMG_1311.jpg[/img]

  12. Melanie
    5:32 am on July 27th, 2010

    (snicker) He said with that look all the tourists just cleared out of his way.

    Second look: This is 30 minutes later. His normal look.

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1280241133-IMG_1316.jpg[/img]

  13. Melanie
    5:32 am on July 27th, 2010

    B. Stover, why are you going to school?

  14. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    5:48 am on July 27th, 2010

    Kind of off to a rocky start this morning, aren't we.

    Note to Admin. There are some commercial products available that can be used to repair scratches to DVDs. They are not perfect (and it depends how bad the scratch is), but it may be worth the effort. Some are products that you rub on the disc, which are relatively inexpensive, and some are systems that in effect polish the disc (they are a bit more expensive, maybe $20-$30, but still cheaper than buying the entire set again). Just try googling "dvd scratch repair". Also, you are not alone with your clutziness; one time my dad actually broke a Carly Simon CD trying to get it out of the jewel case. Nimble fingers, he is not. (Some bad language followed too.)

    Some great photos posted in the last couple of days, especially YSAS, Mollie and Kirby. Kirby, you are one interesting (yet strikingly handsome) looking fellow. My dad actually knows exactly what you are — you are sui generis — which is a legal term for totally unique. My dad uses legal terms a lot. And if he isn't too camera shy, we'd love to see a photo of Buford as well. I think he's become at least an ex officio member of the blog family (there's another legal term, thanks dad), so it would be real nice to see what the gentle giant looks like. Wookie

  15. B. Stover
    5:58 am on July 27th, 2010

    I thought that by "crack" Admin meant that he broke the dvd.

    Melanie: YSAS–what a cutie!! (Second picture of course.) I was going to school but I just spoke with my department chair on the phone and so don't have to go in. I'm going on "phased retirement" which means that I teach half of my usual load. I was going to teach during the fall semester and not during the winter semester. However, because of this sinus infection that won't go away, I've switched so I'll be teaching during the winter and not the fall. That's what I was taking care of today.

  16. Riö - The Evil
    6:00 am on July 27th, 2010

    Wookie!….Admin “cracked” not scratched the DVD!… snort!… No scratch repair kit is going to fix that. It’s a Goner! Admin might as well throw it in the trash….grunt!… Or send it to Staff and she will make a quilt square out of it!… snicker!

  17. Wölfie Wigglebu
    6:05 am on July 27th, 2010

    Maybe we can take up a collection to buy Admin some more DVD's, which will put him in a better mood to discuss those 400 signed books.

    I'll start the kitty by donating three Salmon jerky strips. (A real sacrifice, I must say.)

    W

  18. Wölfie Wigglebu
    6:06 am on July 27th, 2010

    Oooooo…..look at my Avatar!! Even if I do say so myself, I am one handsome dude!!

  19. B. Stover
    6:11 am on July 27th, 2010

    You look just like your name Wolfie…very handsome indeed.

    I think I forgot to tell T yesterday what a beautiful dog he is.

  20. dawson
    6:20 am on July 27th, 2010

    Good Morning.

    Staff Update: They took her "port" out yesterday and she took a precautionary shot to avoid any nausea today. She had to take 3 million pills and she was very tired.

  21. dawson
    6:24 am on July 27th, 2010

    Fiddlesticks!

    Everyone has an avatar and they all look so great. What a good looking bunch. Staff sent some pictures of me and a link to the gravatar site. What a bunch of gobblety-gook. You call this progress?

  22. Mollypop
    6:38 am on July 27th, 2010

    Rio and B. and Everyone – I opened a Facebook discussion for PA's book Last of the Dixie Heroes.

  23. Mollypop
    6:45 am on July 27th, 2010

    Wooolfie – Mom looked up scabies this morning and mayoclinic.com says prescription creams are the most effective. Also that they are mites and will spread through the family if not stopped quickly. It's a very good web site.

  24. dawson
    6:47 am on July 27th, 2010

    Rio's going on facebook!? The times they ARE a'changing.

    Gravatar wants me to make a hash. Corn beef hash is my favorite. Comfort food it is.

    WWWWW: Yes, you are a handsome dude. Scabies? I am sympathy scratching. No hugs for your boys today.

  25. Mollypop
    6:51 am on July 27th, 2010

    Wolfie – I can't believe that Sam passed you up for that Jack at Doggy Day Care. You are much more handsome.

  26. Barb & Maggie
    7:01 am on July 27th, 2010

    I think Mollypop went on Facebook, not Rio. Did I miss something? Maybe I just read every other word again.

    Barb has some city friends coming out for an afternoon in the country. They are going to "do lunch", which I guess, leaves me out. Shucks!

    Wolfie, you are very handsome!

  27. B. Stover
    7:02 am on July 27th, 2010

    Thank you Mollypop.

    Dawson: Hash??? At gravatar you need to set up an account using the email address that you use for Chet's website. Then click on the "set up avatar" button (or something like that) and choose an avatar. You can use a photo that has been stored on your computer or from something on the internet. Follow the instructions. The next time you write a comment your avatar should automatically be placed on this blog.

  28. staff
    7:18 am on July 27th, 2010

    Good Morning,

    Poor Dawson,

    She must be reading the wrong part of the Avatar page. NO HASH!

    OK now that that is settled, I am really truly going home today. I think that I must have been a little unsure about that because I am a little weepy. I never thought I was unsure. I was sure I was sure. You all know what I mean.

    I have put on my outside clothes and am waiting for the Man to come and get me.

    Hurry Up Jim.

    I want to go home and have AbbietheKitty and Alice Johnson sleep with me. If they only had bed cats here it would be a perfect place. Except for the salt free V8 juice. That is nasty!

    I expect to see a Dawson avatar soon. She is one smart kid and can do it I know.

    Staff

  29. Riö - The Evil
    7:19 am on July 27th, 2010

    What?!….Don’t get your panties in a bundle Dawson!….wheeze!..

    I do not go out on Facebook….snort! …. To discuss the book that Stover and I are going to read together, my friend has offered to put our comments about the story out there….grunt!…Unless you want us to spill the beans about it all over this here blog!…cough!

  30. staff
    7:26 am on July 27th, 2010

    Dawson,

    When you get to the first page of gravatar there is a link inside an oval and it says, get you gravatar today.

    Click it.

    On the resulting page put in you Chet the Dog email info. Then it says choose a photo. One or all of the ones I sent you may be chosen. Then you can see which one you like best once it is cropped.

    No Hash.

    Do we need to look up the phrase making a hash of it? I think we can figure that one out, although I like hash and the phrase seems to imply a not good result.

    Our mother doesn't make hash. She makes Drew Delight.

    OK, I think the percoset has clicked in.

    Staff

  31. Max & Buddy
    7:36 am on July 27th, 2010

    Admin: Mom says try ebay. You may be able to get your missing DVD or pick up a full set cheaper.

    Good luck!

  32. Mollypop
    7:38 am on July 27th, 2010

    Dawson – To have an avatar work on the computer, a hash is required, but you don't have to do it. The Gravatar web site does all of the "under the covers" stuff for you.

    Just follow Staff's directions above. Has she ever led you astray?

  33. dawson
    7:52 am on July 27th, 2010

    Mollypop: I refuse to answer your question about Staff ever leading me astray because it could incriminate her, she is weak right now, I need her help, it was a long time ago and my memory is not that good. The good weather has kicked in. I'll be back later since I don't have to make hash.

  34. Melanie
    8:05 am on July 27th, 2010

    Wöölfie, you look just like I thought you would! Handsome dude. How did you not blur at the right moment? No butterflies?

    By the time Staff reads this she might be home! Congratulations STAFF!

    Zoë has gone to visit Dan. I took a video (via the new phone) so Dan could see the puppies in action. She only had to call once to ask how to do it.

    YSAS is up! He's now going swimming at some falls in the area. I will tie him down when he gets back and grill him for Riö.

    Scabies? I thought you meant chiggers. We used to get chiggers by walking in the woods wearing shorts. We used nail polish to kill them. You take the bottle and hit them, naw, you cover them where they have dug in and the lack of Oxygen kills them.

    Speaking of taking a bottle and hitting . .

    An engineer friend sent me a video (in French) of how to open a wind bottle using a shoe. Pretty cool. The wine bottle has to have a cork. You then place the bottom of the wine bottle in a shoe at the heel. Then hit the bottle and shoe heel against a wall. Physics does the rest.

    I don't imagine that high heels would work though.

  35. staff
    8:06 am on July 27th, 2010

    Five after noon here. If the Man is as good as he says we will be out of here by one.

    I have everything packed except the computer. Even the cord is packed and we are running on battery.

    Hurry Up Jim

    He is here.

    I have rung for the nurse.

    Byeeee!

    Staff

  36. dawson
    8:11 am on July 27th, 2010

    Congratulations Staff! You've done it.

  37. Riö - The Evil
    8:13 am on July 27th, 2010

    Yippee!….Staff is free at last! Free at last!…. woooo!

  38. Sam
    8:16 am on July 27th, 2010

    Max and Buddy, are you Maltese like me? You must be because you're so good looking.

  39. Siberian Husky
    8:34 am on July 27th, 2010

    Staff's recovery is going to go even better when she gets home to Abbie and Alice. They will help her get well, and cats aren't as much trouble as us dogs.

    Thanks for the pictures of YSAS, Melanie. Mom says he is very handsome. We are like Rio…we can say we knew him when. Rio, of course, will be interviewing YSAS when he lands a starring role in a movie.

    We hate the crappy plastic boxes that the CDs and DVDs come in. Mom has come close to cracking one. She'll do it one day.

    Wolfie and Max and Buddy have avatars up! Yippie! We are the best looking blog team in Siberspace.

  40. Melanie
    8:35 am on July 27th, 2010

    Riö, YSAS here.

    1. McKey Carpenter. I actually have four names (Southern tradition) but I only use those two.

    2. Since the age of twelve. It's been a long 13 years. I was in a Shakespearean youth actor troop at 12, got into a movie (The Busker) 17 years old, then I went to acting school. No acting then. Now I do theater and background.

    3. Love's Labour's Lost by the Drilling Company (www.drillingcompany.org). I was Longaville.

    4. I am happy to say that my play was voted number one most popular play in NYC by New York magazine. (This was over Al Pachino's Merchant of Venice, rated #3)

    5. Well, I've offered a role in a play that I don't want to talk about yet. But it actually pays well.

    6. After a night of sharing beds with drooly Newfs, she has no problem with drool as long as it's not on her mouth. She's learning.

    7. I gave Bess a hug and a kiss from you. She said "Right back at you."

    Riö, you'd be surprised at the amount of families I've been adopted by without any say. Mom just says, "Take him."

    I'll be here a little longer, so anything else just ask.

  41. Riö - The Evil
    8:45 am on July 27th, 2010

    YSAS! … Thank you so much for taking the time-out to answer some questions!…grunt!… McKey and Carpenter -you use those as last names?… What is your first name(s)?… snort!….Congratulations on such a successful play! Take that Al Pachino!… heh! … If you do take that next role be sure to have your mom tell us about it!… wheeze!… Your girlfriend is tougher stuff than someone I know. .. Please tell Bess I miss her very much!

    PS: What scenes are you in on Royal Pains?? … cough!

  42. Siberian Husky
    9:28 am on July 27th, 2010

    Remember team…We need to find out from staff if the quilt can handle 2 squares from some of us. Gus and BooBear mentioned that they would need to send in two squares because there are no photos of them together. Anyway, I'll give up my signature square, especially since mom won't let me dip my paw in ink, and just go for the photo square in order to make more room on the quilt.

  43. dawson
    9:31 am on July 27th, 2010

    Max and Buddy: I've admired your photo on Chet's friends. Many times.

    YSAS: That first picture is rather scary but you're looking good in the second one. Amazing how the hair changes the appearance.

  44. B. Stover
    9:38 am on July 27th, 2010

    I like the name McKey which I'm assuming is your first name YSAS.

    Are Max and Buddy new? Welcome.

    Well done Staff! I bet Alice and Abbie are delighted.

    Melanie: I'm going to talk to my physics prof friend before I try opening a wine bottle with a shoe. I assume that one would have to remove the papery/metally covering that is on most bottles with corks, leaving the cork exposed. My physics prof friend taught me how to get ketchup and that sort of thing out of bottles: tip the bottle toward the plate and pat the bottle about three quarters of the way down on the side. Works every time!

  45. Riö - The Evil
    9:51 am on July 27th, 2010

    Stover!… I saw this happen on Royal Pains last week. … grunt!… A guy slammed the bottom of a wine bottle against a post and the cork popped right out… heh!

    Puss N’ Boots!….They have a very nice photo of both of them on Friends of Chet!… snort!… I bet they forgot about that one….heh! … Old farts!

  46. Lil 'Ol Lexi
    9:55 am on July 27th, 2010

    Gah! Admin! It's okay. Gaps are fine. They're kind of fun, too, on how you try to fill them in yourself. Ha! πŸ˜€

    And Daddy's doing fine. He's going to get the stitches out today, and he keeps on complaining that it's bothering him a lot. But, he's actually going to go in about an hour. Ha! Gotta lick him goodbye!

    Your DDoB:

    πŸ˜‰ :( πŸ˜€ 😐 πŸ˜› :)

    Tailwags and licks. Lexi-a pup that has some gaps on the blog site herself!

    The Princess of the Blog-out.

  47. B. Stover
    9:56 am on July 27th, 2010

    Rio: Was the paper covering removed from the top of the bottle?

  48. Riö - The Evil
    10:13 am on July 27th, 2010

    Stover!…At the time I did not notice that detail… sorry!… I was just amazed that it worked and the bottle did not break… grunt!… You are not considering opening your Cahors that way, are you??… wheeze!

  49. B. Stover
    10:23 am on July 27th, 2010

    No I won't open the Cahors that way!

  50. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:07 am on July 27th, 2010

    Staff-

    Yippee, I am so glad that you are on your way home!!

    I hope your kidney is starting to work by now.

    Can't wait to see Dawson's avatar. My mom had to help me with mine, and if she can do it, anyone can do it!

  51. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:09 am on July 27th, 2010

    Melanie,

    **blush** Don't tell anyone, but I was so happy to get my Avatar that I kept blurring! I am an expert blurrer, but I had a difficult time sitting still. I think the final result is worth the extra time spent with the camera.

  52. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:12 am on July 27th, 2010

    Ahem.

    I can't help but notice that I was the only one willing to make a donation to the "Stop the WWII Gap" on Admin's DVDs. Three donations, actually.

    I hope that Admin and Spence take this into account when they are deciding about the signed books. I happen to like Salmon jerkey strips even better than I like Chicken jerky strips, so we're talking a huge sacrfice here.

  53. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:14 am on July 27th, 2010

    YSAS – my mom thinks that you are very good looking in photo #2.

    You look a little scary in the first photo, but that just goes to show that you are a good actor!!

    I think Rio is a little star struck, but don't tell him I said so!

  54. dawson
    11:27 am on July 27th, 2010

    WWWWW: I do have a donation of 3 slightly smushed salmon bon-bons. They are frozen – found in my pockets when I got home after the puppy shower. I would have posted earlier but I am embarrassed over this avatar thing. And no, please no more instructions on how to do it.

  55. dawson
    11:28 am on July 27th, 2010

    Now how the hell did that get there?

  56. dawson
    11:31 am on July 27th, 2010

    Excuse my French! Now why do people say that when they mean excuse me for swearing? Stover?

  57. Melanie
    11:33 am on July 27th, 2010

    YSAS: Well, if I was in South, you would call me Clarkson McKey Kennedy Carpenter. Since my agent said I had "too many KKKKKK's in there, I had to change it."

    I'm in the winery one. When the Indian PA asks that woman in the hospital if she wants to go to a fund raiser. I'm behind them consulting a Doc with my pregnant wife.

    (Melanie says, I just watched that and didn't see it. Now I have to go back and find it.)

    Time to move out. . . good meeting all of you.

    McKey Carpenter

  58. Riö - The Evil
    11:50 am on July 27th, 2010

    Melanie!… You have the nicest son ever!… snort!… Now I can truly say, “I knew him when….”…. sniffle!

  59. Siberian Husky
    11:52 am on July 27th, 2010

    Dawson, Mom and I are sending you emotional support about the avatar thing. I don't think we could have done it ourselves. Molly was kind enough to do it for us. Staff could do yours the same way.

    Wolfie, I'll donate some chew strips that I usually save for the baseball games. The way the Rockies have been playing lately, mom bought me a huge supply.

    Lexi, I'm glad your dad is doing well.

  60. B. Stover
    12:22 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Dawson: I like the avatar–it's interesting.

    Let's see….excuse my French. The English always blamed questionable behavior on the French: French kiss, French letters, French disease. (Of course, the French did the same thing to the Anglaise.) I suppose the idiom is suggesting that profanity can be blamed on the French claiming the swear-word is from the French language.

  61. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:23 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Staff – congrats on step 1, now just don't over do it.

    Mr. Wigglebutt – very manly, I mean dogly, uh male doggly!

    YSAS looks quite devilish in the first picture. Nice boy in the second.

    Rin Tin!… “Nothing to say”…snicker!…And she still makes a point of saying Nothing… Odd and yet magical….heh!.. I wish all her posts were that way!….heh! EXPLAIN YOURSELF, POOCH!!!

  62. Siberian Husky
    12:33 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Dawson did it! The avatar!

  63. Riö - The Evil
    1:04 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Rin Tin!…You like my posts so much you copy them?… heh!

  64. dawson
    1:06 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Siber H: Thanks to you and your mom for your emotional support. I don't know how I did it. I'm just glad this other picture of 2 old men didn't show up. :(|

  65. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:10 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Paunchy Pooch of the river who is so full of himself

    He makes me want to shiver and hide behind the bookshelf.

  66. Mollie (a black pood
    1:10 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Yes, all the avitars are very cool. Kirby: I love your picture, very unique indeed. Wolfie: Very handsome and regal. Max and Buddy: Very very cute. Dawson: Very interesting. B. Stover: Very pretty picture — where was it taken?

  67. Wölfie Wigglebu
    1:10 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Good for you guys!! Let's keep the donations coming!!

    Now all we need to do is figure out some way to convert the dog treats into human money into DVD's. Barb – I think you're pretty smart about money. Any ideas??

    (Oh, that reminds me. My next door neighbor dog Baxter said that he'll donate 1/2 of a chew rope that he brought over here and left!! We should be getting close!!)

  68. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:12 pm on July 27th, 2010

    We can donate what is left of our Santa toy, and the leg off of our beloved Tick.

  69. Barb & Maggie
    1:14 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Dawson, Congrats on the avatar. You know they say perseverance is genius in disguise – or something like that. Is that anything like art concealed as art?

    Staff, Glad you are home, let Jim and the kats baby you for a while. Work it, girl!

  70. Barb & Maggie
    1:20 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Wolfie, Barb says we can invest in some tin futures and make a killing.

    I will do my best to come up with a nice, fresh, fat rat for my contribution.

    Macy, What sweet poetry. Paunchy pooch of the river! LOL

  71. Sam
    1:26 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Staff, AbbietheKitty and Alice Johnson will be so glad to see you. I know from previous posts that Alice might be upset that you were gone, but that won't last long. There will be lots of purring tonight.

  72. B. Stover
    1:29 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Mollie: The picture was taken from my front porch at sundown.

    True art is to conceal art. What does that say about metafiction, or art for art's sake?

  73. Melanie
    2:16 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Staff, I don't think you should be babied. You should be treated as Alice expects to be treated. That would even be better.

    Hi Li' Lexi! Glad you're back!

    Dawson, that is a bicycle, right? Do you ride?

  74. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:25 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Admin: Mom says that DVD is checked in at her Main Library, so just let her know if you want her to get it for you! And she says you're not the first one to break a DVD getting it out of the case — plenty of her patrons have done the same thing.

    I agree with Spence — we have some pretty cool avatars, because obviously we're a bunch of cool dogs and kats! Jasper, Macy's pup, Maggie, Max & Buddy, Melanie's Newf, Mollie, Mollypop, Rio, Sam, SiberH, Staff, Wolfie, Wookie and all the other dogs out there — you are a most handsome group. And Bee's landscape is gorgeous, and Dawson's picture is…interesting!

    Oh, and to all you out there who are speculating about my ancestors — and even my species, Rio! — I'm wondering if I should have a name-the-breed(s) contest, then have one of those doggie DNA tests done to see who's the closest!

    Oh, and Staff, I hope you and Abbiethekitty and Alice Johnson have a great reunion! Take it easy!

  75. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:27 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Oh, and if Admin doesn't want the DVD from Mom's library, I'm willing to donate Buford's new bed to the cause. Not the one that I'm sleeping in, but the one in the laundry room, because he hasn't been sleeping on it anyway!

  76. dawson
    2:35 pm on July 27th, 2010

    My avatar is…interesting. Yes I do ride. A red one-speed bicycle or, if I'm in the city, a blue one-speed Schwinn that my little brother maintains for me. Fat tired bikes. :|)

  77. Melanie
    2:40 pm on July 27th, 2010

    DNA test? That would be cool!

    The Pac was putting together some biscuits for the DVD, but Gracie found ou they were the Puppy biscuits and made the Pack give them back.

    We've got a monkey toy that's missing an arm and a leg, but it still makes noise.

  78. Barb & Maggie
    2:44 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Kirby, Before I start making guesses about your ancestory, I need more data. I see that you have short hair, but how big are you, height and weight? That will help with my conclusions. You could have some coursing dog blood in you if you are larger, but again, if you are small, you might have some Min Pin, Manchester Terrier, Fox Terrier, something along those lines. Please send more information to help my research. MagPie

  79. dawson
    2:53 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Melanie: Is Dan at the rehab place now? Have you weighed the puppies lately? Will you have empty nest syndrome when they are gone?

    Kirby: I like the mystery, but if it's a contest I'm in.

    Staff: Do not lift Abigal. She is too heavy. Even Alice may be too heavy at first. Do you have a weight limit?

  80. Barb & Maggie
    3:06 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Hope Staff is comfy by now and being waited upon.

    Melanie, I think YSAS looks good both ways. We like beards and soul patches, just not the ZZ Top look, with the 12" beard. That would be a NO.

  81. Melanie
    3:13 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Dawson, yes, Dan is in the rehab place. I'm going to visit him tomorrow. It's the first time I will have seen him in almost four weeks. All the pups weigh over 10 pounds. They had their well puppy check up and they were all healthy. The next time to the vet's is to get their hearts checked. We cry every time a puppy leaves.

    Thanks to all for making YSAS day. He had a great time.

  82. Riö - The Evil
    3:14 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Hey!… If Kirby’s library has that DVD I bet Admin’s hometown library would have it too!…heh!…Then all the ole cheapskate would have to do is check it out IF he has a library card!… snort!…Do authors typically get Library Cards?… snicker!

  83. Barb & Maggie
    3:17 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Kirby, I know what you are – a Pug. Doesn't he look like a litter mate, Rio? heh!

  84. Riö - The Evil
    3:23 pm on July 27th, 2010

    MagPie!… No!

  85. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    3:37 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Big question time. For those who have asked my mom to do their blocks (SiberH, Mollypop, Melanie for the Newf Pack and Newf Puppies), I spent most of the day bugging my mom and she is just about done (just finishing up SiberH's as I type). She will take pictures of the blocks so you can see what your block looks like, but the question is whether you just want those pictures sent to you (SiberH, we would need to get an email address for you, but we can sort that out, if necessary) or do you want us to post the pictures on the blog. We can do either, we just need to know which. Please advise. Wookie

  86. Siberian Husky
    3:48 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Wookie, I am perfectly happy to go with whatever is easiest for your mom. It might be less trouble to post the photo on the blog, but I don't know. A million thanks to your mom for doing this and to you for supervising.

  87. Riö - The Evil
    4:01 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Wookie!! …Please tell your friend that without her amazing help this Blog Team Quilt might never get made! … snort!… You and yours are the heroes for sure at this stage of the project!…sniff!..As always, we love you guys!… heh! …. Now we just need my friend to get to the sewing store once again to replenish the supplies she wasted last weekend and I should have my squares in the mail this weekend sometime…Yip Yip Yip!…heh!

    Also!… We need Staff to update us on how she is feeling because she is the Major League Player in this project….grunt!…She is the famous quilt maker who will bring together all of our amateurish squares (except for the squares Wookies friend produces for the Really, Real No-Talents) to an art-form held high in the world of quilting for the Charming Mr. Abrahams! …Wooooo! … It will be Glorious! I can just see it now!…Gruff!Gruff!

  88. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:40 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Mr. RIverdog – I am still awaiting your thoughts on my poetry. Hmmm I wonder if he can Riverdance? *snicker*snort*

  89. dawson
    4:50 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Melanie: Have a good visit with Dan tomorrow.

  90. Riö - The Evil
    4:54 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Yard-Thing!… I finally convinced you-know-who to post a photo of the dumb kid who was handcuffed to a lamp during our front yard sale…heh!… My friend asked him if he had bought it at another sale, but he said, “No it is from my house.”… hooo!…I bet his mom was not too happy about that if she ever found out…grunt!

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1280282020-kid_clamped_toLamp.jpg[/img]

  91. Riö - The Evil
    4:56 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Crafty!… My friends best friend is a so-called Crafty person…snort!…Well one lady was going through a bag of crocheted stuff and asked, “What’s this?”… grump!…Well I was forced to model it to make the sale … grumble!

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1280282206-unhappy_rio.jpg[/img]

  92. Mollypop
    5:00 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Wooks – Your Mom can post the picture of my quilt square right here. I want everyone to be able to see it!

    I have some (a lot) things to do for Princess Sam's square. Then I will send it to Wookie's Mom for finishing.

  93. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:15 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Rio: I'm trying to read your expression in that crocheted sweater. Are you trying to smile, or getting ready to growl?

    Dawson: When I said your avatar was interesting, it was still the bike. I like the new one better — you're almost as good looking as we dogs are!

    Maggie: Ixnay on the ugpay! Shudder! I'll have to have Mom look up all the pertinent statistics regarding my size.

    Staff: I second Dawson on the kat-lifting thing. If I were there you wouldn't have to lift me because I would jump up — very gently — next to you and give you big doggie kisses. And remember, several comments on this blog have been about how very kissable I am!

  94. Barb & Maggie
    5:16 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Rio, I hope you sold that cape/jacket thing for a lot of money! I don't know what to say except that it is colorful. Wow!

  95. wookie of chevy chas
    5:23 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Commander Rio. If that is the new camouflage, I think I'll take a pass. But you do look absolutely precious. Wookie

  96. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:24 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Phew! I was a little worried there — the BoSox had the bases loaded in the top of the first, but the Angels managed to get them out with no damage!

  97. Siberian Husky
    5:29 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Dawson, you are pretty! I already knew you were the best food planner on the North American Continent, and now I learn you are also the best looking one.

  98. Riö - The Evil
    5:32 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Kirby!…Are your guys playing the Red Sox!???… snort!…That is Spencer and Admin’s team!… grunt!… Keep me updated on that game will ya?…heh!

  99. Riö - The Evil
    5:36 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Kirby!… That is my expression of “Disgust”… grunt!

    Wookie!… The words Precious and Commander do not go together well!…snort!…Remember that Agent!

  100. dawson
    5:45 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Hey! My new avatar works retroactively on all my other posts.

    Staff Update: Just talked to Staff and she is trying to take it easy while taking about 3 hundred pills and drinking gallons of water. Says she has already driven Male Staff crazy. She can't garden for the rest of the season! Bummer. But she is upbeat and happy to be home with her kitties on her lap. No licking allowed!

    Good night to all the wagon tails.

  101. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:52 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Will do, Commander Rio! Right now it's the top of the third, still scoreless. By the way, I'm counting on your Rockies to pull this off. Maybe if they go on the upswing, so will my Angels!

  102. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:53 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Roi – you are quite "stunning" in your "outfit". That is stunning as in I am stunned. I did not know that you could get any more Pugly, but that certainly does it. AND I am still awaiting your acknowledgement of my Ode to a Pug.

    BTW, the Rangers are headed into the 10th inning tied at 1 each.

    *shiver of concern* Cliff Lee struck out 13.

  103. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:55 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Staff: My grandpa had to have two different surgeries during the past few months, and the doctor told him no lifting and no riding on his lawn mower, so he had to sit and watch Grandma do all the mowing. He's a landscape architect, so he loves doing things in his yard. It just about killed him to be sidelined! But things get better! He's getting permission back to do more and more things as he heals!

  104. Barb & Maggie
    5:58 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Barb and Maggie signing off. Long day with the city friends. Glad Staff touched base. Sorry about the nix on the gardening. Barb loves gardening almost as much as reading. See you guys tomorrow.

  105. Siberian Husky
    6:08 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Cliff Lee went 9 innings…I hope the Rangers can get a run and win this one.

  106. Siberian Husky
    6:09 pm on July 27th, 2010

    The Rangers just did it!

  107. Lil 'Ol Lexi
    6:16 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Siber-H! I love your avatar! Haha!

  108. Siberian Husky
    6:16 pm on July 27th, 2010

    The Rockies didn't do it..sob and sniff.

  109. Siberian Husky
    6:17 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Thank you, Lexi

  110. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:35 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Thank Mr. Husky for you good wishes.

    Mr. Penworthy my condolences on the passing of a dynasty.*snicker*

    to the dog who knows who he is – I'm over you.

    Macy out.

  111. Riö - The Evil
    6:45 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Pissed!.. yes! Pissed is the freakin’ word of the night right now…growl!…. Although, it is baseball, and things can change and change BIG TIME!…snort!… I still have Major Hope and Glory in my wee, wee heart!… sniff!… My guys are the best – they just have had a string of injuries and then that marathon road-trip from hell… sniffle! cough! choke!… I can not give up on them EVER!…amen!

  112. Siberian Husky
    6:52 pm on July 27th, 2010

    another amen to that, Rio. The Rockies just need some way to get some confidence back to get them going again. I would never give up on them either. True fans don't do that!

  113. Riö - The Evil
    6:57 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Rin Tin!…What Ode to Pug?… snort!…Do you mean the ‘The River Runs Through Me’ thing?… grunt!… You are a tenacious if not very imaginative Pincer…heh!.. I did see it, I had nothing to say, it is not poetry and so (unlike you), I said nothing… wheeze! … Now you made me say something and that only pisses me off more… grunt!

  114. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:58 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Still 1-0 in the top of the 7th. Paws crossed!!

  115. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:59 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Only problem with that is it makes it hard to type!

  116. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:04 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Am I confused? Did I hear that Rio's new name is Commander Precious?? I love it! And his coat of many colors made me roll over on my back roaring with laughter!

    I think the kid with the lamp may be related to my boys! I love his body language – as if to say: "So, you got a problem with the lamp and handcuffs? Deal with it."

  117. Riö - The Evil
    7:25 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Wolfie!… You have wiped that disgusted look right off of my face!….snort!… It’s true, I am like Joseph with his Coat of Many Colors!!… wow!…. A new Perspective on a Bad Situation is always the best thing!…heh!

    Goodnight All!… and do NOT let YOU KNOW WHAT BITE YOU!…snort!

  118. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:12 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Bottom of the ninth — BoSox 4, Angels 2. Both front AND back paws crossed. It looks a little funny, but I sure hope it works!

  119. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:12 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Oh, and did I mention two outs?

  120. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:16 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Dagnabit! Angels lost 4-2. It's after 1 o'clock my time. These West Coast games just do me in! I'm off to my bed — the new one I didn't commit to Admin's DVD fund!

  121. RiΓΆ - The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Rockies!…Wow! Two home-runs in a row from Hawpe and Barmes!….WOOOOO!… I see a comeback coming on!… Yip!Yip!Yip!… I will have to practice my Clapping skills again!… Oh Boy!.. heh! Game tied 2 – 2… snort!

  122. Mollypop
    10:02 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Rio – What can I say? You are simply spectacular. Ha Ha Ha.

  123. Siberian Husky
    10:20 pm on July 27th, 2010

    I am struck dumb, but laughing. Both photos are funny…I wonder if the kid had to have the cops come and get him out of the handcuffs. Cops are called to do that sometimes.

    Rio’s face is so expressive in photos.

  124. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:17 pm on July 27th, 2010

    Angels up 1-0 in the top of the fourth. Sorry about the Rockies — even more sorry about the Rangers!

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