Grab Bag

“P.G. Wodehouse came up yesterday?” Spence says. “In the down under part?”

“Yup,” says Admin.

“What’s your favorite?”

“Uncle Fred in the Springtime.”

“Is that the one where Gussie Fink-Nottle gives the speech at the grammar school?”

“Nope, that’s in Right Ho, Jeeves. Also great.”

“The SteelDrivers also came up yesterday,” Spence says.

“Not the same since the lead singer left,” says Admin. “Just my opinion.”

“And finally it looks like To Fetch A Thief is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner.”

“So – a shout-out to Jim Frangione, who does the narration so well.”

Welcome Maroney, Dewey and Boomer.


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86 Responses to “Grab Bag”

  1. B.Stover
    8:26 am on July 28th, 2011

    The tv series Jeeves and Wooster with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie is excellent also. (It’s on DVD.) Congratulations to Jim Frangione.

    Good morning all.

  2. dawson
    8:44 am on July 28th, 2011

    Good morning.
    Congratulations to Jim Frangione for the audio award.
    Hey! Staff: Congratulations to you – two of your references made it into the top of the blog. You must have good taste. Oh…wait…you have a taste disorder. Hmmmm.
    I’ll have to see if P.G. Wodehouse is in our library. I know the Steeldrivers will never come here to the boonies. With or without lead singer.

  3. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    9:36 am on July 28th, 2011

    Greetings all friends. Natasha has missed you.

    So much going on on blog! Is hard to keep up. But on today, we also say for moment of silence for Dan Peek of music group America. Too young, too young…

    “Oh I been through the desert on a horse vith no name
    It felt good to be out of the rain.
    In the desert, you can remember your name
    cuz there ain’t no one for to give you no pain

    laaaala lalalala laalalaaaaa laaaala
    laaaala lalalala laalalaaaaa laaaala…..”


  4. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:01 am on July 28th, 2011

    Desert!… Oh, that is sad about Dan Peek…sniff!… Nattie, before your time we here on the blog had an extended discussion regarding the meaning of that song you so kindly squealed sang for us…heh!…What do you think it means?..snort!

  5. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:42 am on July 28th, 2011

    Sleeping!…Everybody must be sleeping in this morning…snort!…Maybe I got up too early …sniff!…Or maybe re-hashing stuff we talked about yesterday isn’t all that interesting again and again…grunt!

  6. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    10:45 am on July 28th, 2011

    That is too bad about Dan Peek. So many great songs — Ventura Highway, Tin Man, Sister Golden Hair, just to name a few in addition to a Horse With No Name. Sigh.

    On a different note, two books to report on here. The first is the latest David Rosenfelt mystery featuring Andy Carpenter and his golden retriever Tara. It’s called One Dog Night and was just released in the past few days. He’s a wonderful story teller, with a mixture of self-deprecating humor and incredible page-turning suspense. A great diversion while waiting for The Dog Who to be released. Highly, highly recommended.

    My dad also just finished reading Revolution #9, by the charming Mr. Abrahams. One of his earlier books, but dad thinks it may have been one of his best. Great story, interesting trip down memory lane as well.


  7. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:00 am on July 28th, 2011

    Revolution #9!…. That was a great story! …snort!… We were reading this one when my friend was going through all her medical issues…sniff!…Even though it was a great story, we can see how The Charming Mr. Abrahams has grown to perfection in his writing since then ….snorkel!

  8. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:01 am on July 28th, 2011

    Wookie!…What other earlier books of The Charming Mr. Abrahams do you guys have?…snort!… I’m thinking we could do a book-swap or sorts….sniff!… You send me all of his and I’ll send you something else altogether…heh!

  9. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    11:35 am on July 28th, 2011

    Rio — We own them all (about a 50/50 split between hard cover and paperback), so if there are any that you don’t have, just let me know via SDD and I’m sure my dad would send them to you and your friend. We have read most of them, working on Lights Out right now and then we would only have Their Wildest Dreams, the last book in the Echo Falls series (Into the Dark) and Bullet Point as ones we haven’t read. Wookie

  10. Melanie
    11:38 am on July 28th, 2011

    Good Morning all, Been up and out since 8 am. (Yuck)

    Discussed Patsy with my acupuncturist. We’re going to make a shotgun remedy in a tincture to be given everyday. Strengthens the bones, reduces inflamation and something else. She is also going to take a human med called Fosamax. That also strengthens the bones. Zoë used to take it.

    Right now she’s sitting on the sofa waiting for a bon bon.

    Zoë has been reading Maisie Dobbs series by Jacqueline Winspear. She is enjoying them. I’ve downloaded them into my kindle for my trip.

    We have read some of Andy Carpenter’s books and will look at his new one.

    I have just downloaded to my kindle (.99¢) “P.G. Wodehouse Jeeves Collection.
    It contains 21 stories.


  11. Melanie
    11:45 am on July 28th, 2011

    Snickering here. I was looking at the National Geographic Photo of the Day and fell in love with the expression on the Blue Heeler! Taken in Mexico.

  12. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:46 am on July 28th, 2011

    Wookie!… Lights Out is the one that became a screenplay but did not make it to the big screen…snort!…It was a favorite of mine. They are all my favorites!!. …sniff! … In Their Wildest Dreams!! For some reason I thought you had read that one already. That is especially one of my most favorites. SiberH and I really, really loved that one because of the twisted humor in it…heh!heh!… chorkel!

  13. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    11:53 am on July 28th, 2011

    Melanie. My mom and dad just love the Maisie Dobbs series. We have read them all except for the latest one, A Lesson in Secrets (just released), but it is moving up in our to read list. Prompted by B. Stover’s last class, my dad also downloaded to his Kindle (on the IPaw) Frankenstein. He’s embarrassed to say that he never read it, but he is wondering if he could audit Stover’s class somehow. Although my dad is a voracious reader, he missed a lot of the standard classics stuff, because his misspent youth was spent reading a lot of different series, such as The Hardy Boys, Tom Swift (both senior and junior), Rick Brandt, Ken Holt, Tom Corbett, the Winston Science Fiction Series, Trixie Belden and even Nancy Drew (which he borrowed from his cousins). As he got a bit more mature, he migrated into Ian Fleming (James Bond) as well. Wookie

  14. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:00 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Trixie Belden!!… My friend used to have all of her books…yeep!…What a stupid name, Trixie…grunt!

  15. Siber-H
    12:20 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Yep, Their Wildest Dreams is my favorite PA book.
    We are ordering the new Andy Carpenter book and the SteelDrivers CD the next time we place an order with Amazon, which will be soon. That will be a good CD to play on the road.

    My closest B&N is getting lazy about getting new releases out front and center on the day they are released so mom says she is getting tired of dealing with them. We are going to pre-order Chet’s new book from Amazon.

    Borzoi, We love that song, “Horse With No Name”.

    Rio, I can’t believe Cook won that game last night. I’m glad I was setting down when mom handed me the sports page.

  16. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:21 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Trixie!…snort!…Every now and then she tortures me and threatens to get a She-Pug…gruffle!…and call her Trixie or Roxie…grump! ….Both dumb names. She better not do it or I will pack my little knapsack and run away for good…grunt!

  17. Melanie
    12:26 pm on July 28th, 2011

    I would also love to audit B. Stover’s class!

    Books and series I read when I was very young . . .

    All of Dr. Suess!

    The Trolley Car Family
    The Bobbsey Twins
    The Hardy Boys
    Nancy Drew
    Cherry Ames
    My Side of the Mountain (both)
    The Hatchet
    Harriet the Spy
    Misty of Chincoteague
    Black Beauty
    My Friend Flicka
    The Black Stallion
    Pippi Longstocking
    Little Women
    Peter Pan
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (all of them)
    The Secret Garden
    The Hobbit (all of them)
    A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    The Chronicles of Narnia

    Those are the ones off my head. I still have some of the same copies!

  18. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:27 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Cook!… Yeah, he is finally getting some Wins…grump!…I still hope they trade his @ss along with Stewart…grunt!

  19. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:56 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Mom is on a train heading for the Long Beach Quilt Show, but here are the books she loved as a child:

    A Wrinkle in Time , and all subsequent books
    The Borrowers Series
    anything by Edgar Eager
    The Chronicals of Narnia
    anything by Beverly Cleary
    Mrs. Mike
    The Black Stallion et al
    A Little Princess

    She is very sad to hear of the passing of Dan Peek.

  20. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:58 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Plus just about everything else on Melanie’s list.

  21. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:06 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Biker!… Heh! Listen to this. My friend just emailed me and said she was strolling around at lunch past the receptionist’s desk at the busy place and the gal said, “I never see you anymore! Do you ride a motorcycle too?“ …snort!…Well this stopped my friend in mid-step and she said, “No, I’m too short to ride a Hawg.”….heh!….The receptionist replied, “Never say never.”… How strange!…grunt!… So now I’ve been picturing myself sitting in a side-car with my little black helmet on riding down the street beside my friend on her Harley….snort!… Never say never!…chuffle!

  22. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:08 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Kirby’s mom here. I echo everyone else’s favorite books, plus some of my favorite books of all times:

    From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
    The Lemonade Trick (and sequels) by Scott Corbett
    The White Mountains (The Tripod Trilogy) by John Christopher
    Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (and sequels) by Betty MacDonald
    Detectives in Togas by Henry Winterfield
    Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. (I know that sounds like a strange book for a kid to read, but I was in third grade I was sick and my mother brought it home from the library for me — it was love at first sight!)

  23. Melanie
    3:44 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Wölfie! I forgot all the L’Engle books!

  24. Melanie
    4:05 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Riö, I did this a few years ago. I can see you in the side car!

    That’s Ellie driving and Patsy riding.

  25. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:12 pm on July 28th, 2011


  26. Melanie
    4:33 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Riö, Patsy would make room for you!

    Does anyone know what happened to Facebook?

  27. B.Stover
    4:38 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Just got back from lunch with friends and visiting my friend’s store in Royal Oak.

    I’d love to have everyone audit my class. (Actually, a friend from high school is going to sit in on my elective class this fall.) I’ll be posting things here and also on my blog. In fact, I’m going to start suggesting answers to the questions that I posted (on my blog) regarding Frankenstein.

    Here’s a reading list for the fall (both classes). It doesn’t include the Victorian texts I’ll be looking at in the elective course because I haven’t chosen them yet.

    Fathers and Children by Turgenev
    Doll’s House by Ibsen
    To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
    God’s Bits of Wood by Ousmane ( short stories which I have never read)
    All Quiet on the Western Front by Remarque
    The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
    Maus, volumes 1 and 2, by Spiegelman

    5:04 pm on July 28th, 2011

    We just have a second to report, as Barb is at work. Storm here last night produced over 8″ of rain, major wind damage, and a tornado or two that touched down. One hit ground about 2 miles from our home. Unbelievable lightning show for hours and hours! We are safe, but computer was down at home. Tower was hit by lightning, so not sure if it will be back when Barb gets home.

  29. B.Stover
    5:07 pm on July 28th, 2011

    We had major lightning and thunderstorms here also Barb.

    Melanie: I was just on Facebook and it seems okay.

  30. B.Stover
    5:10 pm on July 28th, 2011

    The list should also include Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello.

  31. Tupper and Gilly
    5:46 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Mama just dashed home to cook dinner for everyone, then its back to the studio to pack the stuff for Fedex. But the favorite books of youth made her smile. She started reading at the age of 2 (her mother was a teacher who would bring home all kinds of kid’s books). She remembers most that were mentioned but her all time favorites were “Pony for Keeps” and the “Fury” series – she was a horse nut from jump street. She could quote whole passages from “Black Beauty” by the time she was 5 – in later years some of the tough parts would make her cry.
    Her favorite gifts as a child were books and art supplies of any kind. Her best present as a child – parents who let the creative bookworm do her thing, and encouraged things that made her happy.
    Should have started with “hi to everyone” but she is so very frazzled right now. Please forgive her lack of manners – she says she will try to get a chance to be more polite after the rush is over.
    BBL -we hope!

  32. Rose
    6:04 pm on July 28th, 2011


    Funny, I am reading “Dog Tags” at the moment. I know I should start the series from the beginning, but this one caught my eye immediately.

    Favorite childhood books:

    Dr. Seuss
    Charlotte’s Web (that stil brings a tear to my eye).

    One of my favorite books ever–“I Know This Much Is True” by Wally Lamb.

  33. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    6:05 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Now that he thinks about, there were two other series that my dad remembers reading as a young boy. The first was the Freddy the Pig series by Walter Brooks. He thinks there may have been close to 20 books in that series. The other one was The Young Trailer series by Joseph Altsheler, which dealt with the exploration of the mid-eastern part of the U.S. (like Kentucky and Tennessee) around and following the Revolutionary War. He wanted to know if anyone remembered either of those series. Wookie

  34. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    6:08 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Rose. Although there is a bit of a sequential flow to the Andy Carpenter series, that is one where each book is a stand-alone good read (sorry Stover) and can be read in any order, so just enjoy. Wookie

  35. bluecat
    6:24 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Yes, please, I would like to audit Bee’s brain-stretching class.

    Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books.

  36. Melanie
    6:26 pm on July 28th, 2011

    How could I forget “Charlotte’s Web”?

    Wöökie, tell your Dad I don’t remember those . . .

  37. B.Stover
    6:28 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Bluecat or anyone: Define “brain-stretching.” This is a real question.

  38. Alice M. Johnson
    6:37 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Chet, Mr.Staff agrees with you about the lead singer of the Steel Drivers.

    My favorite Jeeves is the one where he tries to steal the Silver Cow Creamer.(The Code of the Wooster’s) Oh wait. No it is one where The Empress of Blandings is stolen. NO, not that one. It is Uncle Fred in the Springtime, just like Spence. Yeah That’s it.

    Ummm well maybe it is Joy(Jeeves)in the Morning. Or Uncle Dynamite. Or any one of the Blandings Castle ones. Or any one of the Jeeves ones. Remember the one where he is mad at Jeeves and has to get another valet and the valet burns the cottage down? Oh yeah I like Mulliner nights too. It is soooooo funny. Argh! Maybe I should just reread them all!

    Wow Melanie, 21 of PG Wodehouse’s books for 99 cents. That is so great!

    Bingo Little
    Freddie Threepwood
    Pongo Twistleton-Twistleton
    Bertie Wooster (of course)
    Stilton Cheesewright
    Gussie Fink-Nottle

    So many great names. Just the names are hilarious.

    I have read all but two of the books/series mentioned. I didn’t read very many of the Nancy Drew books. Maybe a dozen. Ihave never heard of the Trolley Car Family but I read the Boxcar Family ones. I just loved the Borrowers. Still have those books. I really liked Beverly Cleary also Wolfie. I loved the drawings in the early ones. In the recent reprints they updated the drawings. WRONG WRONG WRONG!

  39. bluecat
    6:38 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Brain-stretching = making me think outside what I deal with on a daily basis. Bee, you are very intelligent (as is everyone on the blog!)and your blog and your questions here get my thinking process in gear. I haven’t thought about Pirandello for years (decades – ouch) and I love to read T.S. Eliot.

    Alice in Wonderland.

  40. Alice M. Johnson
    6:40 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Wookie’s Dad,
    I didn’t discover the Freddie the Pig books until the last few years. There was a gift store near my parents that has reprints of them in hardcover. I bought a few and then they went out of business. 🙁

  41. BearSpiritDog
    7:02 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Just finished posting an entire list of faves that disappeared in a moment of hesitation. Grrrr!

    A partial list:

    The Hobbit & the Lord of the Rings Trilogy
    Sherlock Holmes
    Agatha Christie
    Dracula by Bram Stoker
    Black Beauty
    Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs
    1984 by George Orwell
    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
    Ian Fleming’s James Bond books
    Nancy Drew
    Peter Pan
    Hans Christian Andersen
    Edgar Rice Burroughs – John Carter of Mars Collection
    Arthur C. Clarke

    and many more……..

  42. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    7:15 pm on July 28th, 2011

    BearSpiritDog. My dad completely forgot about Edgar Rice Burroughs (how could he possibly have done that?). In any event, he also read a fair number of the Tarzan series for which ERB was also famous. Wookie

  43. B.Stover
    7:16 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Thank you Bluecat. I’m going to keep that in mind–“outside of what I deal with on a daily basis”–because I think all of the texts I listed do deal with human issues, even everyday issues. That will be a neat why of approaching each text with my students. And I’ll use comments I get here and on my blog if people are okay with that. Fun!

  44. B.Stover
    7:17 pm on July 28th, 2011

    I’ll also report some of the ideas that my students come up with.

  45. Melanie
    7:23 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Oh Jeez BearSpiritDog, I had forgotten a lot of those! I remember reading Burroughs Tarzan series, much better than the later movies.

    There was another dog series I read besides Lassie. I thought maybe Rin Tin Tin I did read that, also about Yukon King. Wait . . .

  46. Melanie
    7:26 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Darn, it wasn’t Greyfriars Bobby, though I read that too. Darn. . .

    Barb and MagPie, Dog I’m glad you’re safe!

  47. Melanie
    7:32 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Anyhoo, that has gone completely out of my head . . .

    But, I get to join the wine club here! I’m taking OTAS and F a bottle of wine. Since I don’t drink I buy by the label!

    From Liz’s part of the world . . .
    Jim Jim
    (The Down-Underdog)
    2088 Shiraz
    It’s named for the winery dog part lab, Kelpie, Dingo and can tell when the Shiraz grapes are ready. (He eats them)

    Here is from a review . . It’s full bodied, soft textured and ready to drink with ripe black fruit and a touch of peppery spice flavours. My note: An easy-quaffing, full-bodied number with big blackberry and plum spin. by Natalie Maclean

    Have no idea what that means, but it’s named for a dog!

  48. B.Stover
    8:05 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Melanie: That sounds like a nice wine.

  49. Rose
    8:06 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Wookie: Thanks for the advice! Sometimes reading a series out of order can be confusing. So far, I am enjoying the book very much.

    Also love Dennis Lehane’s books!

  50. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:19 pm on July 28th, 2011

    I am glad that B and M are safe.

    It is summer here. We don’t get any weather except for heat.

  51. Macy the Min-pin
    8:29 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Mom realizes that all the reading she has done in life must have been the equivalent of junk food. She HAS read some of the above mentioned titles, but not enough of them to fit in with this high-brow crowd. Soooo, her favorite book as a little ‘un was, “Parasols is For Ladies”. Completely charming and as un-PC as can be. We saw it for sale recently on Amazon for $450. I guess we should put it in the safe deposit box.

    You people stop hogging all the rain!

    Alice, yes your Twins did win, because the Rangers used up too many hits in that 20-whatever pounding the other night, heh-heh!

  52. Macy the Min-pin
    8:36 pm on July 28th, 2011

    “STAY has everything a summer read needs: humor, heart – and, endearingly, buckets of dog slobber.” This review just popped up on our Facebookie page. Love the “buckets of dog slobber”.

  53. Liz
    8:47 pm on July 28th, 2011

    A late good morning to all.

    I like the sound of that winery B, they sound like good people. And i LOVE that picture of the blue heeler Melanie. I totally want her to come live with me and keep safe away from horses!

    Hey, Spence called this the down-under part – that can’t be right!!

  54. Melanie
    8:48 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Macy, I looked up “Stay” and there are several books with that title. Which one?

    I also looked up “Parasols is For Ladies”. I don’t have $450 but it looked good.

    I’ve enjoyed remembering old friends!


  55. Macy the Min-pin
    9:04 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Melanie, I don’t know which book, this was just a sidebar pop-up on FB, and the “buckets of drool” made me think of “some dogs” I know, snicker!

  56. Macy the Min-pin
    9:05 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Alice, I wonder how your “Twins” are enjoying the 106 degree Texas day!!!

  57. dawson
    9:15 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Such a lot of books we’ve read. I’ve read lots of those mentioned but not the Freddy the Pig or The Young Trailer series that Wookie mentioned.
    How about Dr Doolittle?
    Brer Rabbit
    Aesop’s Fables
    The Jungle Book

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:31 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Day!….Well, my friend says she is tuckered out tonight so there will be no torture walk…woooo!…No Rockies game either so we are catching up on Eureka…heh!…What a fun show.

    Books!… All I can figure out about my friends early years of reading is she went straight from Trixie Beldon to Agatha Christie…heh!…Somehow she found herself with a copy of The ABC Murders and never looked back…snort!…She still has all the original Agatha’s from way back when….wuffle!

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:34 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Ancient!… Oh, she also has an ancient set of Sherlock Holmes books….sniff!…They smell really old too! They are packed away right now, but once she gets to them she says she needs to find out when they were published…snort!

  60. Macy the Min-pin
    9:48 pm on July 28th, 2011


  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Stay!….That word has never had any effect on me whatsoever…snort!….Stay, Go, Sit, Rollover, Shake, Fetch, Come-here, Stop! They are all foreign to me… chorkel!

  62. B.Stover
    10:03 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Good night all.

  63. Siber-H
    10:21 pm on July 28th, 2011

    I knew it!! Rio, disguised as a pug, is a true Siber in his soul.

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:29 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Nature!… Its my natural Pug nature to be obstinate and grumpy…heh!…Not to mention a few other attributes that I have refined to perfection…snort! …Yet, there must be something likeable about me because she keeps saying she could do with another Pug or two(!)…grunt!… She says pugs are like potato chips. You can never have just one…sniff!…Well, I disagree! She’s had just one of me for a long time now and that’s plenty. Her mother thinks one is enough too. Just ask her. …heh!

  65. Siber-H
    10:41 pm on July 28th, 2011

    I vote for the name, Roxie, over Trixie.

  66. Snowhook Bella
    10:45 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Rio and Roxie—the evilest of pug duos the world would ever know.

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:45 pm on July 28th, 2011

    SiberH!… I will tell you a secret….snort!…She’s had the name Roxie in mind for a very long time now for that she-pug she wants…grump!… I think the Trixie thing only came up today after being reminded of some child-hood books…grunt! …She keeps saying, “That little Roxie is going to come along soon in some litter, I just know it!”….wuffle!…What the hell?

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:49 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Duo!…Heres’s what she says about that. “Wouldn’t it be fun to have an accomplice?”…snort!….Yeah, but there’s all the training involved, all the chewing and biting and running and playing…wheeze!…I’m too old for all of that…grunt! …By the time I teach her all my tricks I will be too tired to enjoy any of it…sniff!

  69. Macy the Min-pin
    10:54 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Has anyone read any of the Golden Retriever Mysteries by Neil Plakcy? Mom was just reading a preview and trying to decide if she should shell out the $2.99 for the kindle version. I think I may have mentioned before that mom is c-h-e-a-p. Or thrifty. But mostly cheap.

  70. Siber-H
    11:00 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Rio, You are right about puppy energy. It might be difficult for both you and your friend’s mom to deal with it. Mom LOVES puppies, but she doesn’t want to raise puppies anymore.

    Another option to consider would be getting an adult girl from a pug rescue. A good rescue would make sure that you and the new girl are compatable and had good chemistry. A rescue dog may come with a bit of baggage, but chances are they will turn out to be one fine dog.
    It doesn’t matter what a rescue dog’s name is when you adopt it…that can be changed easily. Us dogs are very smart and know when we have a grand new start in life.

  71. Siber-H
    11:05 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Macy, I have never read those books. If your mom decides to purchase one for her kindle, let us know if she likes it.

  72. Siber-H
    11:13 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Night All

  73. Alice M. Johnson
    11:17 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Macy, Staff hasn’t read those either. By the way she says Mr.Staff is very ‘thrifty’ too. It is not such a bad thing.

    Night all

  74. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    11:21 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Rio – my darlink little Spugnik – ve think you should have a little girl pug to keep you company. And as far as all the training, chewing, biting and playing, vell she vould get used to you doing all that.

    And vhat do you mean that Natasha squealed out song?? Natasha has BEYOOTIFUL voice. You have never complained when Natasha sang aria from Carmen for you vhen ve had picnic in your backyard. You played harmonica along. You said ve made beautiful music together, Now you insult us? snifff. You are very mean little pug, and ve are not sure ve should be nice to you.

    Natasha’s favorite childhood books: Little Vomen, Heidi, Bobbsey Tvins and The Little Princess – ve still love the movie vith Shirley Temple

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:24 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Grump!…What!? …You are all going to bed now?…sniff!…You’ll be sorry when lil ole Roxie shows up one day…grunt!

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:27 pm on July 28th, 2011

    Natasha!…Heh! I must have been a bit tipsy during that backyard picnic…snort!…Because I don’t remember any of it…sniff!

  77. Gus & BooBear
    11:31 pm on July 28th, 2011

    The post from Tuesday on FB said the SQ’s itenerary for book signings should be announced pretty soon. Wonder where he will go?

  78. Snowhook Bella
    11:32 pm on July 28th, 2011

    If I’m correct, and I think I am, I’d say Rio the Good and his friend Charlotte are trying to dig a tunnel to one another. Both has a snout covered in dirt and both have a mounds of freshly dug earth all around.

    Thinking of books, I don’t know how many times I read The Princess Bride throughout high school. That is a book that can make me laugh out loud everytime.

  79. Snowhook Bella
    12:08 am on July 29th, 2011

    Gus and BooBear: I bet the book tour brings Spence to my booming metropolis. I’m certain of it.

  80. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    2:31 am on July 29th, 2011

    Dean Koontz’s first dog was named Trixie, and she was an angel. I have loved that name ever since I read her books. (she writes from the other side)

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