Happy Memorial Day!

” … to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan … ” (Lincoln’s Second Inaugural)

Welcome Sam on security duty. And here he is:

Sam on security duty


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121 Responses to “Happy Memorial Day!”

  1. Molly's Mom
    9:46 am on May 26th, 2014

    For those of you like ML and Wose, here is another good shot of how to rock the carrot. This video shows paw action which is hard to capture on video. Lie on your stomach, gently grip the carrot with your teeth, and lift each front paw in turn. Left up, left down, right up, right down.

  2. Rio -The Evil Pug
    9:54 am on May 26th, 2014

    Rockin’!….The Karrot on Memorial Day!…snort!…Have a great day everybody! Someone here has to do some shopping today…grunt!

  3. B.Stover
    9:59 am on May 26th, 2014

    Sam “on security duty” is gorgeous–and large!

    Good morning all.

  4. Tupper and Gilly
    10:03 am on May 26th, 2014

    A day to remember all the lives lost to the tragedy of war. Young men and women who gave first their heart to their country, then their lives. A day to think about and honor the dogs and horses who served their humans faithfully until death.
    By remembering the sorrow caused by war, maybe humans will learn from history, and refrain from starting wars in the future.
    That is our prayer for the day. We will always remember the fallen, but let there be no more names and graves added by war.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    10:03 am on May 26th, 2014

    Good morning, MPM, Rio and everyone! The carrot video is an excellent demonstration πŸ™‚ We missed a lot on the blog yesterday so really good thoughts and dainty and sloppy licks going out to ML and Wose. The Peeps has 16 two leggers and 1 four legger here yesterday. We had a big pack! We also didn’t have to beg, no we did not. The 8 and 10 year old guests got into the hot dogs and shared them with us until some adult caught them πŸ™ But no matter, a couple of burgers almost hit the ground but around here the rule is: there is no 5 second rule with 2 second dogs.
    Today will remember all those who have served our country. Have a memorial Memorial Monday πŸ™‚

  6. Herd of Hounds
    10:05 am on May 26th, 2014

    Hey to HRH B and T&G and we forgot to say that Sam looks alert and professional.

  7. ML
    10:13 am on May 26th, 2014

    T&G amen.

    We will have to study the video more carefully later. A friend from church is coming in a few minutes to help me get my ***t together.

    HOH and Diane, enjoy (and anyone else, too)

  8. Wose-the small and meek
    10:21 am on May 26th, 2014


    First, let me take a moment to salute the men, women, and four-leggeds who have served this country, and those to continue to do so.

    Sam looks like a brave and faithful dog. I would love to have him on my security detail.

    Molly’s Mom, thank you for the most excellent video demonstration.

    RIO! Did you get your On Demand back? If so, please do not say anything about MAD MEN!!!

  9. BearSpiritDog
    10:23 am on May 26th, 2014

    Memorial Day…a Day for Remembering.
    The Royal Mum expressed it so well and said all that we wanted to say.

    Welcome Sam! A Guard Dog Extraordinaire.

    Hounds: I KNEW there was someplace to be yesterday. At your house.

    Husky Humor! Snicker.

    Do Have a Good Day Everyone.

  10. Masquers
    11:01 am on May 26th, 2014

    Cool and overcast here…NOT what we had in mind.
    Rose: With the broken tv, he probably hasn’t watched it yet.
    We recorded it last night, but haven’t seen it either.
    RiΓΆ: Speaking of which…if your friend buys a new flat screen TV you’ll be able to get Neflix and maybe watch House of Cards?
    Debating whether or not to watch the British version of the show, a trilogy. Has anyone seen it? B?
    Checking out MM’s video now.

  11. Masquers
    11:09 am on May 26th, 2014

    I knew it. LouLou is part kat!

  12. Herd of Hounds
    11:20 am on May 26th, 2014

    We sent 10 puns to friends with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh. No pun in 10 did.

  13. Tupper and Gilly
    11:21 am on May 26th, 2014

    Masquers – we watched the British version of House of Cards. It was creepy and shivery and really good. They call it a trilogy, but there are actually 12 or so hour long episodes. We watched the whole thing in just a few nights because it was addictive.
    Although we haven’t seen the Spacey version yet, we think British versions are often more sinister, relying on psychology rather than on blood and graphic violence.

  14. c.hobbit
    12:06 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Good day all.
    Rio: is your friend going to buy a new TV today?

    There is a kiosk at a mall where a guy makes things out of pipe cleaners. I have purchased a few things by him. Yesterday I asked if he could make me a husky dog and ordered three. I think he did a pretty good job…I had him make one of each coloring

  15. Masquers
    12:18 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Rose: Of course after catching up on last night’s posts, I see RiΓΆ did watch the Mad Men finale, but didn’t give anything away.
    Don’t know about y’all, but we here feel like we missed something going from last season to this one.
    T&G: The British version sounds very good. The one starring Kevin Spacey is excellent also. It is one of the best shows we have seen in a long time.
    CHobbiti: Very clever!

  16. Barb & Maggie
    12:32 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Both of the husky pics are great.

    Thanks, Amalia, for the eloquent words regarding Memorial Day. You said it all.

    Quiet day here, did a little grass cutting, now a little nap.

    Here is a shot of one of the two gardens. The tomato bed is the other one, and not much exciting going on there yet, although 5 of the 8 plants have blossoms already.

  17. B.Stover
    12:39 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Masquers: I think that I saw the British House of Cards when it was on tv years ago. I have it on dvd but haven’t watched it yet. It stars Ian Richardson who can be wonderfully creepy. I think that Michael Kitchen is in one of the episodes. Correct T&G?

  18. ML
    12:56 pm on May 26th, 2014

    HOH, I hate that I get the puns. no pun intendid, gah!.

    My friend has come and gone. Things were stacked, things were cleaned, things were done away with. Can I tell any difference. Very little, very little indeed. However, the table next to me here has been de-furred and polished. Who knew that some people actually like to clean? I found a bunch more thumb drives upstairs, so more stuff to go through. Never ever ending. How can I even think about moving if I can’t get rid of a ton or two of stuff?

  19. Siber-H
    1:00 pm on May 26th, 2014

    ditto to Rose’s Memorial Day salute.

    ML, Cute Siber with a stuffed Siber.

    CHobbit, The guy did a very good job with the Huskies made of pipe cleaners.

  20. Rio -The Evil Pug
    1:02 pm on May 26th, 2014

    DVD!…Someone here had to break open the dvd player in my dead TV with a screwdriver….groan!…It didn’t sound very good, but at least she got Juno out safe and sound…sniff!…Since the flat screens do not have built-in dvd players she dug out her old player. There is a place in town that will deliver the new TV, set it up and hookup the dvd player AND take the old heavy TV away. I’m not sure how much they charge to do all this, but I am sure it is more than Beau makes betting on the horses…wheeze!

  21. Thieves!
    1:20 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Thank you to our veterans.

    We are on Giant duty along with our security detail. The Giant is going to be home in a little while. It seems like it has been more than two days since we saw him last. We wonder if he will still recognize us.

    Rio: We were going to offer to procure a new television for you, but Luna said no.

  22. Herd of Hounds
    1:20 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Rio, good luck and enjoy the new TV.
    ML, glad something got done, even if it doesn’t look like it. Like that around here too. Too many flat surfaces and FSS (flat surface syndrome).

  23. Siber-H
    1:24 pm on May 26th, 2014

    ML, Don’t think of it in terms of tons of stuff to get rid of…just think about and do one box at a time.

  24. Wyatt
    1:27 pm on May 26th, 2014

    ML: You mentioned moving! I am sure this means you are moving north to Alaska where it is the norm to wear a hat whether or not you’ve washed your hair. Dainty licks.

  25. Barb & Maggie
    1:32 pm on May 26th, 2014

    ML, Are you sure that you want to move? This is the first that you have mentioned it.

  26. ML
    1:34 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Wyatt, believe me, I would move to Alaska in a heartbeat if it did not mean leaving my family behind. Plus, my meager “income” would not last too long there. Maybe I should look for a four wheel drive, just in case.

  27. Masquers
    1:36 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Precious and few are the moments we toucan share.

    (for HOH & DianeC)

  28. ML
    1:38 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Barb, the house is beginning to wear on me. The sewer, the many repairs needed, the yard. It is all just so overwhelming. I just put out a request for help with a garage sale, so maybe I can get rid of some of the stuff that is overwhelming me right now. I was very envious of the Hobbit’s new house, not junked up with 25 years worth of cr… uh, debris.

  29. ML
    1:38 pm on May 26th, 2014

    very punny Masquers!

  30. Masquers
    1:42 pm on May 26th, 2014

    RiΓΆ! There ARE flat screen TVs with built-in DVD players. Yes, there are.

  31. Masquers
    1:45 pm on May 26th, 2014

    ML: Heh, heh.
    Our advise is to take Siber’s wise advise. In fact, it is so good we plan on taking it ourselves.

  32. Wyatt
    1:45 pm on May 26th, 2014

    ML: Alaska would be the perfect place for you. I would be willing to share my house with you. I don’t have indoor plumbing so you wouldn’t have to worry about that. Don’t worry about your income. I can share my fish heads with you for tummies rendered. As far as leaving family behind, bring them. I am sure the Thieves would love to have roommates. You should know they snore.

  33. Masquers
    1:48 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Wyatt: Isn’t that what hats are for? unwashed hair? Because once you wear one you have “hat hair” and must wash your hair for sure.

  34. Rio -The Evil Pug
    1:54 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Yeeep!…And Zow! My friend says I am the new owner of a flat-screen TV…snort!…I know most of youse already have these TV’s. This is going to be a whole new experience for us around here…heh!heh!…Unfortunately it won’t be delivered until tomorrow morning, so we will have to watch the baseball game on another old TV one last time…snorkel!…Her mother is going to be very jealous when she sees this thing. I know she has been hoping that her old heavy thing would blow-up too…chuffle!

  35. Rio -The Evil Pug
    1:56 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Stuff!…Now someone is going to try once again to light her brand new Grill. She had no luck last night, but is determined right now…heh!heh!…If she succeeds we will be eating good all summer long…sniff!slurp!

  36. Siber-H
    2:00 pm on May 26th, 2014

    WOW, Rio, You will be watching the Rockies games on a flat screen tv now!!

    Your friend did good to pick out a new tv so quick.

  37. Herd of Hounds
    2:04 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Masquers, tanks for 2 cans πŸ™‚
    Rio, good luck with grilling and enjoy the new TV.

  38. Masquers
    2:05 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Ever wonder what happened to TMGs?

  39. Rio -The Evil Pug
    2:08 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Success!…Today is going so much better than yesterday…heh!heh!…She got that there grill all fired up in about 3 tries…snort!…The books says to let it burn on high for about 15 minutes to get rid of any manufactures oils etc before using the grill the first time…sniff!…So that is what we are doing. No really cooking till tonight – STEAK!….WOOOOO!

  40. Barb & Maggie
    2:11 pm on May 26th, 2014

    ML, Siber’s advice is very good. Maybe like Rose, you could write down a goal each day. For instance, get rid of old paint cans, clean and organize under the sink, take 2 boxes to the thrift store, etc. Make the goals small so as to not overwhelm yourself. As you see each goal checked off, it will be a weight lifted. As you know, Barb moved in 2012, after just 6 years. 25 years is huge, but you have friends and family. Don’t hesitate to call them for help.

  41. dawson
    2:28 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Thanks to all Veterans and their families on this day and everyday.

    ML: Worry not! I’ve only been in this house for 13 years and it is out of hand already!
    Also, regarding CHobbit’s House: It is more of an Live in Art Gallery/Museum than a house! Nobody but CHobbit has such wonderfully arranged art adorning every surface, hiding in every nook and corner of the Hotel.
    I have heard that after the sudden death of your husband, you should not make any life changing decisions for one year, if you can avoid it. Presumably because you aren’t thinking normally. This would give you time to methodically go through your house and sell, give away or discard items and to make sure this is what you want to do without rushing into it.

    Puns: I do not always understand them. I think I may have missed a few altogether. I looked at the 3 pictures of the Huskies and thought, “That is not very funny, what am I missing?” But it was not until I left and came back and looked at it again that I finally saw it. Tentacles! Palm hitting forehead. Duh.

    CHobbit: Love the pipecleaner Huskies! I wonder where in your museum/art gallery you will put them?

  42. BearSpiritDog
    2:38 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Rio: All in all a very Productive Day…new TV and a working grill…congratulations on a job well done.
    Did I hear STEAK?

  43. Rio -The Evil Pug
    2:39 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Giant!…When does the Giant get home?…snort!…He will be so happy unless of course the Thieves have been up to their shenanigans. He might be up to his neck in repairs – and that’s a long way…sniff!

  44. dawson
    2:39 pm on May 26th, 2014

    ML: Don’t be so hard on yourself! Give yourself a present every day. You are a good person and you deserve it. Take the day off with pay. (Okay…maybe not the last one).

    Those goats were scary!

  45. Rio -The Evil Pug
    2:40 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Bear!…You heard correctly! Right now it is marinating….slurp!

  46. Barb & Maggie
    2:40 pm on May 26th, 2014

    ML, We have heard the same thing about not making any major changes for 1 year. Can you do that? I think it is sound advice.

    Dawson, Don’t feel bad, we didn’t get the husky picture either. Barb kept looking at it, thinking that stuffed animal is a dog, not an octopus! And Octopus have 8 legs, not ten. Duh!

  47. Siber-H
    2:44 pm on May 26th, 2014

    What am I missing? I see a stuffed Husky in that picture.

    BTW, Mom says the Siber is about to destroy the stuffed Husky.

  48. dawson
    2:51 pm on May 26th, 2014

    SiberH: Yes, the stuffed Husky seems about to be toast! The pun was Ten tickles = Tentacles. Octopi have tentacles. Heh, heh. Get it?

  49. c.hobbit
    2:55 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Dawson: thank you for your lovely comments. I am not sure where I am going to put the 3 huskies (and I am considering having more made plus a pipe cleaner dog sled so then I will have a dog team!)

    ML: remember that it took me months to organize, sort and clean out my old place before I listed it for sale and moved. I gave away tons of stuff to friends, the women’s shelter–and a lot of stuff was donated to someone else who was going to have a yard sale [I found out long ago that yard sales weren’t my thing]. And I did still move some things I shouldn’t have. I have way too much kitchenware, bakeware and dishes that I don’t use but don’t feel I should part with. It helps to have a deadline. Pick a month by which you want everything done and then plug away.

    I know that you have made progress so even if you can’t see it yet, At some point you will turn the corner and more and more space will appear where once there was stuff and clutter. My deck painting project was huge and daunting but I kept at it and then it started looking nice.

    One of the best organizing tips that I have read is “if it doesn’t make you happy, get rid of it.” Make sure you ask your daughters to take things that they want–or pick some weekends where you can all work together and then treat yourself to a nice meal or something. Plan on making a photo album of sentimental things that you need to get rid of but still appreciate the memory. Also, you will have days when it is easy to make decisions about what to keep and what to get rid of. On other days, it will seem that you can’t make any decisions at all–on those days, do other things as it will be a losing battle. Making a daily, realistic “to do” list is great. Don’t do everything at once, break things down to small doses.

    If it helps, let us know daily what you accomplished from your list. And first up: take care of yourself!

  50. Siber-H
    3:00 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Dawson, lol
    ok, I get it.

  51. BearSpiritDog
    3:04 pm on May 26th, 2014

    C.Hobbit, Dawson, Siber-H, Barb&Magpie: What Great Advice!
    We are taking notes. After last year, things around here have gotten quite out of paw.

  52. dawson
    3:07 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Party at Rio’s!

  53. BearSpiritDog
    3:10 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Siber-H: Don’t Feel Bad…It took me a while too.

  54. Thieves!
    3:12 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Dawson: When friend’s mother is away, the evil pug will pay. We’ll bring beer and hot wings to Rio if someone else can bring the Slim Jims.

  55. Masquers
    3:12 pm on May 26th, 2014

    HOH: aawww…now you’re just showing off. πŸ™‚
    That’s a great idea, Dawson! BSD will bring the T-bones and I will bring the salmon.

  56. BearSpiritDog
    3:38 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Thieves! Slim Jims and we can’t forget the Ice Cream
    for SnowBella’s World Famous Boot Reer Floats!

  57. Herd of Hounds
    3:38 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Masquers, not trying to show off. Can we bring TN Sweet BBQ burgers?

  58. Herd of Hounds
    3:40 pm on May 26th, 2014

    If that doesn’t work, we’ll send Darah back to the Furball Puppy Farm to get Carolina sweet burgers….OK?

  59. Masquers
    3:45 pm on May 26th, 2014

    HOH: You know I’m just josh’n right? Kat knows we are not very good with puns or puzzles or googles or any of the like.
    Those burgers sound mighty good.

  60. Masquers
    3:52 pm on May 26th, 2014

    and we are depending on BStover to bring a fine wine or her famous pies or maybe both!

  61. Barb & Maggie
    4:06 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Excellent advice from Hobbit. We like the part about, if it doesn’t make you happy, get rid of it.

    If you are going thru things, make a pile of 1. definitely keep, 2. definitely throw out, 3. pass on to another family member, and 4. a maybe pile if you aren’t sure.

    We also like Hobbit’s idea about a scrap book of important keepsakes.

  62. Wose-the small and meek
    4:26 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Hobbit, I love, love, love your husky team. The man who made them is very talented. I am always amazed when people can make art out of ordinary things.

    ML, Small steps. I know you can do it!

  63. Wose-the small and meek
    4:28 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Thieves, Do you think youse can kidnap me so I can come live with youse?

    And on the way, we can stop at Rio’s for some yummy BBQ!!!

  64. Diane C.
    4:47 pm on May 26th, 2014

    ML, HOH, Masquers–Yikes! I’ll have to spend the rest of the day thinking up (or poaching) material (go ahead–make a “poaching” pun if you want…)
    Good thing I already accomplished something–bought a new knee brace and went to the gym.
    ML–Maybe tossing 1-5 things each day? Cleaning one surface? (This has worked for me only sporadically, so I’m not actually in much of a position to talk.) Baby steps…

  65. BooBear
    4:48 pm on May 26th, 2014

    I still don’t get the tentacles thingy. I just see a husky playing with a stuffed husky.

  66. O'Howlers
    4:56 pm on May 26th, 2014

    That makes two of us, BooBear.
    We just got caught up on yesterday’s blog as well as today’s. First off we were surprised to hear of Hobbit’s labor because we didn’t even know she was pregnant.
    ML, we are at a loss because we have no idea how Mom would handle what you were handed. But we do know you are a strong woman of good humor, and you will persevere.
    Mom is a list maker. She finds it so much easier to face monumental task if she just writes them all down. Then you do things as you feel like it and you get the fun of checking them off. First up: a warm bath and ice cream.

  67. Herd of Hounds
    5:18 pm on May 26th, 2014

    We vote for a warm bath and ice cream…or at least the ice cream πŸ™‚

  68. ML
    5:42 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Ok, so far today….Friend came over and we sorted more of Rick’s tools and stuff. Made 2 new garage sale boxes and another book store sale bag. Repotted two plants that were sent for Rick. Hacked away at the trees outside that had sucker branches. Washed the lettuce that has been sitting in the fridge for nearly a week. All this after a week of doing basically nothing. Biggest thing, asked this morning’s friend to put out feelers to see if I can get help to do garage sale in three weeks. There is so much that I will no doubt have to do another one in the fall, but it would be mentally refreshing to offload some stuff now, now, now.

  69. Rio -The Evil Pug
    5:44 pm on May 26th, 2014

    PARTEEEE!….WOOOOO!….Youse guys will have to sneak in under-cover and after my friend finishes grilling her steak…snort!…That way we can have the new grill and the whole backyard to ourselves….chuffle!

    Phillies!…Rockies are in Philly playing the Phillies right now…snort!…3rd inning and no score so far…wheeze!

  70. Barb & Maggie
    5:46 pm on May 26th, 2014

    ML, Did you check with any of Rick’s F.D. buddies to see if any of them might be interested in buying some tools?

  71. ML
    5:46 pm on May 26th, 2014

    the Husky is just a bonus, has nothing to do with the pun. Ten tickles = tentacles, octopi have tentacles, sheesh, never mind πŸ™‚ I just liked that the husky was telling a joke.

    Tomorrow I have to go to probate court. It should take longer to get there than the proceedings. My mom is going with me, so we will probably eat somewhere in Fort Worth, most likely Rick’s favorite place, an old fashioned coffee shop/diner, with homemade pie. Ummmm pie.

  72. ML
    5:48 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Barb, I have not checked with FD re: tools, but I do intend to take pictures of his Franklin Mint pocket knives that have fire trucks on the cases and the blades. I just need to do a little research to see what they are worth.

  73. O'Howlers
    6:00 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Thanks for ‘splaining, ML. Now that we know the husky is telling the joke to the “baby” husky, we like it.
    Barb, your garden bed is looking really good.

  74. Rio -The Evil Pug
    6:00 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Golinka!…The little black bear you made has finally been FOUND!…snort!snort!…He has been hiding forever…sniff!…Today he showed up in plain sight, when we looked in the right place. The same place we have looked before over and over….grunt!…Rose you know this little Black Bear, I know you do….heh!heh!

  75. ML
    6:01 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Oh, man, I was ok with not having a party to go to until everyone started talking about food. I could really go for a grilled burger about now. I will have to settle for Hebrew Nationals wrapped in Crescent rolls. mmmmm crescent rolls!

  76. Rio -The Evil Pug
    6:02 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Garden!…My friend thinks she should take a photo of her little mini-garden and then youse guys could compare it to Barb’s…snort!…What an opposite difference.

  77. Herd of Hounds
    6:06 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Mom says she has 7 green ‘maters about the size of golf balls. She is excited for some reason.

  78. Rio -The Evil Pug
    6:17 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Tomaters!….They are not my friends friend…sniff!…She has no luck with tomatoes…grunt!…She will have to go to the Farmers Market this year for fresh stuff,,,heh!heh!

  79. Rio -The Evil Pug
    6:21 pm on May 26th, 2014

    ML!…Do you ever buy those mini Hebrew Nationals in Crescent Rolls they offer up in the frozen isle of our local grocery store?…wheeze!…My friend buys them once in a blue moon and they are delish!..snort! …This reminds me we have not had a taste of this delish since last October!…gah!

  80. Rio -The Evil Pug
    6:35 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Gah!…The Phillies score first in the bottom of the 5th inning…sneeze!

  81. BearSpiritDog
    7:09 pm on May 26th, 2014

    It’s the Emotional Attachments that are so difficult to deal with when sorting through things.

    Barb&Magpie: We forgot to mention…Beautiful Garden!

  82. Masquers
    7:14 pm on May 26th, 2014

    I see Bear forgot to refresh before posting again.

  83. Basil the Mesmerizing Kat
    7:26 pm on May 26th, 2014
  84. Molly's Mom
    7:37 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Basil, you were such a sweet kitty when I saw you back in March. What has Alice M Johnson done to you?

  85. Basil the Sweet Kat
    7:45 pm on May 26th, 2014

    MPM – what can I say – there is good stuff at steak.
    (see, the HOH aren’t the only punny ones around here)

  86. Herd of Hounds
    7:46 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Oh, Basil, you are sooooooo scary in that video. We liked the head rubbers we gave you in March.

  87. Masquers
    8:02 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Basil: Now we wait.

  88. Wose-the small and meek
    8:10 pm on May 26th, 2014

    RIO! Yes, I do remember that little black bear. I am glad he is not lost any more.

  89. Wose-the small and meek
    8:11 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Basil, You are scaring me.

  90. Basil the Sweet Kat
    8:18 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Wose – its ok. Only Rio is susceptible to my powers.
    The HOH Mom and all the Plunderfest participants can tell you what a good kitty I really am. I just really like grilled steak.

  91. O'Howlers
    8:19 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Those 9 are the perfect capper to a perfect weekend.

  92. Thieves!
    8:21 pm on May 26th, 2014

    It’s time to take a dip in the vat o’ beer. Cannonball!

  93. Mollypop's Mom
    8:24 pm on May 26th, 2014

    In 10 minutes the hockey game starts, Blackhawks who I love with Pat Kane. I and all of Buffalo I have watched him from a very young kid who could play amazing hockey. The newspapers all reported about him but they always mentioned how short he was. Funny how that doesn’t get mentioned anymore.

  94. Wose-the small and meek
    8:30 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Basil, I love grilled steak too!

  95. ML
    8:41 pm on May 26th, 2014

    I found a website where I can get all the episodes of Breaking Bad, which I never watched before. So far, two episodes, going back in for #3.

    I couldn’t see Basil’s picture.

  96. Rio -The Evil Pug
    8:46 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Bad!…Uh Oh..ML has fallen into the Breaking Bad hole which she will not get out of till the very very last episode…snort!

    Rain!…We were caught in the rain on the damned walk…grump!…Wet from flat-head to curly tail…wheeze!,,,What was she thinking?,,,,grumble!shake!

  97. Rio -The Evil Pug
    8:49 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Sun!…Is now shining…grump!

  98. Mollypop's Mom
    9:13 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Dawson, Toews and Kane are on the same line tonight. Should be exciting hockey!

  99. Siber-H
    9:23 pm on May 26th, 2014

    They are in Albuquerque now filming the spinoff from Breaking Bad.
    It is about Walter’s lawyer.

  100. Rio -The Evil Pug
    9:26 pm on May 26th, 2014

    SiberH!….Walter’s Lawyer is also in Fargo …heh!heh!….One busy actor now!…snort!

  101. Barb & Maggie
    9:30 pm on May 26th, 2014

    MPM, Aren’t the Hawks behind by 2 games?

  102. dawson
    9:34 pm on May 26th, 2014

    We will watch the game an hour later than it actually starts so we can “fast forward” through the commercials. Here’s to your hometown boy living up to all the hype! Hat trick! Toews is on a roll, too.

  103. Mollypop's Mom
    9:35 pm on May 26th, 2014

    MagPie, those stupid Kings lead by 1 game. Now the kings are 2 to 0 and it’s my bedtime.

  104. Siber-H
    9:58 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Rio, Byran Cranston has the lead role (human) in Godzilla.
    Godzilla is the actual star of the movie.

  105. ML
    10:24 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Oh, great, Walter has cancer. I just can’t get away from it.

  106. Barb & Maggie
    10:34 pm on May 26th, 2014

    We are sorry, ML. Are you still going to watch it?

    Going to head off to bed. Work day tomorrow, and it will be crazy after being closed since Friday.

    Night all, G’Day Liz.

  107. Rio -The Evil Pug
    11:37 pm on May 26th, 2014

    ML!…No one said Breaking Bad was a comedy…snort!…I bet you continue to watch it. Because you know he lasts at least 5 or 6 seasons…sniff!…I can’t remember now how many years we were addicted *pun* to the show…heh!

  108. Masquers
    11:42 pm on May 26th, 2014

    ML: And with 5 seasons available you can binge-watch.
    Better Call Saul debuts in November. It’s a prequel to Saul’s life in Breaking Bad. We hear tell Aaron Paul will be making an appearance.
    Bryan Cranston as the lead in Godzilla? It has to be good…can’t imagine him taking on a “bad” role.

  109. ML
    11:48 pm on May 26th, 2014

    I would watch it but the site won’t let me. Shoot, I was just getting into it.

  110. ML
    11:49 pm on May 26th, 2014
  111. Thieves!
    11:50 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Lighthearted! Might we suggest some lighthearted television watching like The Facts of Clyde, Golden Harness Girls, Dukes of Willow, Leave it to Garcia.

  112. Garcia
    11:52 pm on May 26th, 2014

    My cone is no more! I was freed from my plastic prisoner today! This calls for steak to celebrate!

  113. ML
    11:54 pm on May 26th, 2014

    Aren’t all those shows on the Snowhook Channel?

    Congrats Garcia!

  114. Thieves!
    11:58 pm on May 26th, 2014

    ML: The Giant and our lady say we only get one channel so it must be the Snowhook Broadcast Network.

    The Giant is home. Garcia is cone free. Macy’s maw washed lettuce. All is right with the world.

  115. Thieves!
    12:01 am on May 27th, 2014

    After watching the video, we are glad Basil is on the side of the plunderers and not the MGs.

  116. Staff
    12:23 am on May 27th, 2014

    Basil, great video!

    Mr.Staff and I have been working hard in the garden all day. Pictures tomorrow. Barb your garden looks great. Did the extra height keep out the bunnies? Why do you have the arty fences around the garden? Bunnie deterrent?

    Bed tonight.

  117. Staff
    12:24 am on May 27th, 2014


    Swimming cat and happy dogs…for whoever needs some cheering up. Hugs going out to all youse guys.

  118. BearSpiritDog
    12:27 am on May 27th, 2014

    We here just finished watching Frequency with Dennis Quid and Elizabeth Mitchell. It’s a very Good Movie..if you like Quantum Mechanics you will love it.

    Garcia: Yay! The dreaded Cone is Off. The Giant is HOme. Yay!

    Macy’s Mom: Nice Visual to take into Dreamland…which is where we’re headed right now – Bear

  119. Masquers
    12:34 am on May 27th, 2014

    Staff: I’m awake now. It’s time to rock & roll. Wooo!

  120. Garcia
    12:39 am on May 27th, 2014

    Staff: Thanks for the great video. It is the song my heart sang when I parted ways as friends with the cone.

    Nighty noodles.

  121. ML
    1:34 am on May 27th, 2014

    Got the site going again. One more episode of season one, but I have to go to court in the a.m. so it will have to wait. Walt just shaved his head.

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