Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all the Plunderers, all readers of this blog, and everyone who has been reading the stories about me and Bernie. Also to anyone who cares about the nation within the nation.

Right now we’re up and doing, Bernie, me, Suzie. We’ve all got our individual jobs. Mine is security. A squirrel invaded the yard but I handled that and now everything’s quiet. Soon Rick Torres is coming, bringing some kids from a homeless shelter, and we’ll be playing football. Touch football, which means no tackling. I had a hard time remembering that last year, but I know I’ll do much better today.

The only bad thing is we don’t have Charlie this year. He, Leda, and Malcolm are headed down to Cabo. Except, whoa, what’s this I see out the window? Leda driving up? With Charlie beside her? And no Malcolm?  So therefore? I don’t know. Bernie handles the so therefores. That’s part of the reason for the success of the Little Detective Agency.

Cheers, everybody!

Please note: Mike Baker will be running some tests on the blog over the holiday.


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75 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving”

  1. Mollypop
    3:28 am on November 25th, 2010

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

    Now it's extra happy for Chet to have his buddy Charlie with him.

  2. B.Stover
    3:59 am on November 25th, 2010

    Chet, you are the absolute best!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

  3. Melanie
    4:00 am on November 25th, 2010

    I am happy for Chet and Charlie, not so sure about Susie and Leda!

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

    Loved ALL the stories. Zoë says we have some left-over Wonder-Fluff if Sam needs it. It's older than she is. We put it on Ellie once before a show. She looked like a Chow.

    I'm reading stories from yesterday to Zoë all day. She's really tired. Dan on the other hand was DETERMINED to take a shower with no help. That didn't work, so he wanted me to get Zoë. I said no, what did he need?

    I'm thinking duct tape for the day.

  4. bluecat
    4:02 am on November 25th, 2010

    If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "thank you," that would suffice. ~Meister Eckhart

    Gratitude for PSQA and his talent (and for Mrs. PSQA saying: you could write about a dog) and for the Plunderers' laughter and friendship.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Everybody.

  5. B.Stover
    4:13 am on November 25th, 2010

    OMG! Mollypop's mom is at eight million on Bookworm!! Celebration!

    Staff: The versification form of Macy's poem is called rhyming couplets.

    Hey Bluecat! Have a great day.

    Melanie: Are you going to keep Dan down with the duct tape? He should write a thanksgiving story for us….while he's sitting down and staying quiet.

  6. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    4:13 am on November 25th, 2010

    Greetings from Chevy Chase and wishing everyone a very happy Thanksgiving. Be thankful for all our blessings and all the care, friendship and goodwill we share with one another here on the blog. Special Thanksgiving prayers for everyone in need, and especially little Buford, we are still pulling for you. Mom is very organized, so nearly everything is already done except for tom-tom himself and a few sides that can be made at the last minute. We may even watch a Christmas movie or two –our favorites include It's A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol (the Alastair Sim version), Miracle on 34th Street (original) and Christmas in Connecticut (a lesser known one with Barbara Stanwyck but really great). And a special thank you to SQ/PA, Admin, Mike Baker, Bernie and Chet and the rest of the crew (including Charlie, although I hope that Malcolm has not strayed from the straight and narrow again) who make us laugh and smile and brought us all together. Wookie

  7. Staff
    4:49 am on November 25th, 2010

    Happy Thanksgiving all you plunderers and lurkers too. I am thankful for all my friends. Especially you and the crew that makes this all possible.

    I wonder where Astrid and Col. Bob are spending Thanksgiving?

    Test Test, Hello Mike Baker.

    Hmmmm, No Malcolm. I wonder if this has something to do with #4? I don't particularly like Leda, but I wouldn't want anyone to marry Malcolm. Money is so not everything.

  8. Barb & Maggie
    5:02 am on November 25th, 2010

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Wookie has said it all so eloquently, as usual. We have many,many things to be thankful for this year. Family, good friends and health. The members of the blog have added a special dimension to our lives over the past year. We feel such a close connection to you all. Thank you for your prayers and friendship, as well as a daily dose of humor.

    Glad Charlie showed up, but where is Malcolm? Don't really like that guy. Leda has questionable taste in men – doesn't like Bernie, likes Malcolm? Go figure!

  9. Riö - The Evil
    5:03 am on November 25th, 2010

    Thanksgiving!….Woooo! It’s finally here!…snort!…I’ve waited all week long for this day!…snieeze!…We have a job to do too. We have to get grandma out of jail and somehow get her into the car with her oxygen tanks…grunt!… Thankfully there is no ice or snow on the sidewalks today. It’s just very, very cold – in the low teens….yeep!

    Parade!….That hasn’t started yet …snort!…I bet Molly and Wookie are watching it though….grunt!…Maybe Astrid will be spotted in the parade…heh!

  10. Mollypop
    5:11 am on November 25th, 2010

    Rio – We're watching the Parade. Love it.

    Finally some snow is in the forecast. Nothing that will stick to the still-warm ground, but it's a start. Skiing does NOT start tomorrow. Sorry Mom.

  11. Barb & Maggie
    5:15 am on November 25th, 2010

    Loved Macy's poem from last night. Hope Buford is doing better, or at least comfortable today.

    Staff, Barb says she is not sure about the cranberry-horseradish combo. Must be an acquired taste! Her Mom's traditional cranberry salad had fresh ground cranberries, ground apples, sugar and raspberry jello. Back in the day before food processors it was a big deal, with the grinder screwed to the counter and cranberries and apples fed thru by hand. Everyone helped. Good memories go with that salad!

  12. Riö - The Evil
    5:46 am on November 25th, 2010

    Food!….She’s out there in the kitchen whipping up her signature dish, Cottage Cheese ala Green Onion ….grunt!…For special occasions like Thanksgiving she actually dumps the cottage cheese out of the carton into a fancy dish. For that real special touch she cuts up green onion and adds it to the cottage cheese. Then just a dash or two of pepper, and whaalaa!…Now we have a burnt pumpkin pie and that cottage cheese dish to take over for the big dinner…wheeze!

  13. Riö - The Evil
    5:49 am on November 25th, 2010

    Hey!…Martha Stewart is on one of those morning news shows…snort!…I wish my friend would sit down and watch her…sniff!…Maybe she could learn how to make a different side for a change…heh!

  14. dawson
    6:06 am on November 25th, 2010

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone.

    In Montana, there was always the Turkey Bowl, where the men went to play football while the women cooked. Those were the days.

    Ohoh, Here comes Staff, wearing her apron. I may be put to work, although Wookie is right, most of the hard work has already been done.

    I'm very thankful for the Chet the Dog Blog and all you Plunderers and Lurkers. Thinking also of the homeless, especially veterans and the 4 leggeds who have served this country.

    Anyone showing up at the door will be fed.

    Melanie: Tell Dan I am so loving "For the Love of Puppies" and OTAS that the drawings convey the personalities and the exuberance of the Newfs. They are a joy to behold.

    The turkey is in!

  15. Riö - The Evil
    6:30 am on November 25th, 2010

    Yeep!…The Turkey Trot runners are going by our house….snort! …We are on the main route…heh!….Fools!

  16. Riö - The Evil
    7:19 am on November 25th, 2010

    Uh oh!….My friends mother is having a hard time this morning…sniffle!… My friend thinks we should have gone over early and helped her…grunt!…Dumb us. Her mother has it all under control now, but sounded teary eyed on the phone….sigh…So it begins. I sure hope grandma is feeling okay….grunt!…My friend says we will be taking a big scarf to wrap around grandmas ears….wheeze!…Grandma won’t like that because it will “mess up” her hair, what little she has left anyway…heh!

  17. B.Stover
    7:39 am on November 25th, 2010

    Sounds like everyone has everything running smoothly. I have the banana cream made…without the crust.

  18. B.Stover
    7:41 am on November 25th, 2010

    The National Dog Show is starting at 1 EST.

  19. Barb & Maggie
    8:03 am on November 25th, 2010

    Barb is off to the neighbor's home. Hope I get some leftovers, because Diane is a good cook. Happy Day, everyone! BBL

  20. Mollypop
    8:24 am on November 25th, 2010

    I just saw the Standard Poodle on the dog show. What a hair do! Not for me, no way. If the guys shoot the ducks and they need someone to go get them out of the water, I say go get them yourselves.

  21. Siber-H
    9:59 am on November 25th, 2010

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Turkey day has finally arrived!!!

    Charlie gets to spend the holiday with Chet and Bernie! It doesn't get any better than that.

    We got a trace of snow last night…that would be trace in very small letters. The huge mountain that looms over Albuquerque was covered in snow this morning, but it is quickly disappearing even though it is COLD here. I don't understand this.

    Molly, the ski areas in this state aren't able to open this weekend either.

  22. Joe Erickso
    10:39 am on November 25th, 2010

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

  23. Debbie LM
    10:48 am on November 25th, 2010

    Mollypop – that "Fetch it yourself if you want it" is Wookie's philosophy also. When he was younger we would throw things into the water and ask him to go get it. First try, OK; throw it again, maybe I'll get it; third throw – you guys are on your own!

    Have a wonderful Turkey Day everyone – guests about to arrive – Rio where are you?? We've been waiting and waiting!

  24. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    11:09 am on November 25th, 2010

    As mom said, guests will be arriving shortly, and I am ready to meet and greet. Mom and I decided to go with the plaid bow tie for today — pretty colors and a bit less formal than my black tie look (that gets saved for our Christmas Party in two weeks). Aunt Julie (not a real aunt, but you know) arrived early to help; I always greet her very specially with extra tail wags, which she seems to appreciate. I'll check back in later in the evening. Wookie

  25. B.Stover
    12:13 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Rio wanted a report on what all of us had and did today. I roasted a cornish game hen and had it with rice and pesto. I had it with a glass of Duplin Haderas Red….very nice. Next I'll have the banana cream and tea. And I'm watching Miracle on 34th Street–original version. Wookie: The Alistar Sims Christmas Carol is my favorite also.

  26. Barb & Maggie
    12:31 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Barb went to the neighbor's for the traditional roast turkey meal. No pumpkin pie though, chocolate cake instead. Food and company were good, but she left to go there at noon and was back by 4:00. Arms were getting achy, so she is going to stretch out on the sofa.

    Who won the dog show?

  27. LizF
    1:02 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Cottage cheese a la green onion, wow!! pulling out all the stops, huh Rio? Happy Thanksgiving. Today I'm working, tomorrow is turkey day with the family – at my place for the first time.

    I would LOVE to watch Chet play touch football.

  28. Siber-H
    1:30 pm on November 25th, 2010

    An Irish Setter won! I didn't watch it, but I saw a photo of the dog on my home page…very pretty dog.

  29. LizF
    1:40 pm on November 25th, 2010

    I haven't seen an Irish Setter since the 80s…

  30. Siber-H
    1:50 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Irish Setters are sure not as popular as they once were. I can't remember when I last saw one.

  31. Wolfie
    2:23 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Wolfies mom here, typing on an iPad. Happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful to each and everyone of you and may hearts be full, your fires be warm and toasty, and your tummies be empty enough for a second helping of dessert.

  32. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:25 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Happy Thanksgiving,y'all! We are grateful we're all here together — Mom, Dad, my boy, my girl, Buford, Bubbie and Possum (the kats) and me. This afternoon Mom and my girl went to see the new Harry Potter movie — a longstanding tradition that had to wait until my girl got home from college — and then we had something called a relish tray, only I didn't see any relish on the tray anywhere. So we're eating turkey in a little while. (It would have been earlier, only Dad — the math teacher! — figured the cooking time wrong, and Mom didn't catch it in time!) At least I hope I'll be eating turkey — I'm not so sure about Mom, but I'm pretty sure Dad will share with me! Although even Mom breaks down and slips me some goodies if I stare at her hard enough!!!

    Anyway, a very happy Thanksgiving to all on the blog and beyond!

  33. Barb & Maggie
    2:27 pm on November 25th, 2010

    That Irish Setter must have been exceptional, because when they were talking about the show yesterday, the announcer, when asked who he liked, commented on that dog.

  34. Riö - The Evil
    2:30 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Liz!…Don’t connect me to that cottage cheese dish. I can’t stand the stuff….gag!… I have no control over what she likes to eat….grunt!…We brought almost all of the Cottage Cheese ala Green Onion home and the whole pie too…heh!…Someone else out did her in the pie category. Which is unusual because this second cousin typically under-cooks her pies and they are terrible…snort!…This year that cousin paid a prize winning pie maker to make two amazing pies…wheeze!…So my friends pie did not stand a chance today…heh!…I think only her and grandma ate the cottage cheese…snuffle!

  35. Siber-H
    2:32 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Siber-H's report to Rio: Went to the dog park this morning. It was so cold that me and Molly (the Husky) were able to play a lot of chase games. Mom went and had dinner with dad. She says it was better than she expected it to be and dad sent me home some turkey with her. I got to go back to the dog park this afternoon in celebration of the holiday and the weather. (I'm the one celebrating the weather.) Tomorrow, Molly's mom is bringing us Thanksgiving leftovers. We are thankful that Molly's mom loves to cook. She is always giving us good stuff.

    Tonight, we are going to watch programs on the NATGEO Channel. There is one on a wolf in Yellowstone and one on a beaver.

    We are NOT going shoppping tomorrow.

  36. Riö - The Evil
    2:34 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Setter!…We actually got to see the Red Setter winnit!…grunt!…That was all we got to see and the very small beginning part of Miracle on 34th Street…snort!…I was way too busy begging and snuffling up under the dinner table and my friend ended up on the 2 person cleaning crew, which consisted of her and her mother….wheeze!…Everyone else had pre-planned tactics on how to get out of this part of the deal….grunt!…This made my friend a little ticked off because her mother was so very tired from cooking the whole meal…dammit!

  37. Barb & Maggie
    2:34 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Rio, Your friend's case noodles looked wonderful, so we know she can cook!

  38. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:40 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Rio: I almost forgot — Mom said that when they came out of the theater she noticed a big — as tall as her, and she's pretty tall! — beach ball advertising a new movie. The name of the movie is RIO! It's about some birds that go to Rio, but there's also a dog in it, although it looks like a bulldog, not a pug!

  39. B.Stover
    2:44 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Kirby: How was the Harry Potter movie?

  40. Siber-H
    2:56 pm on November 25th, 2010

    We finished the Harry Potter book…very entertaining and we will continue on with the series. Thank you Bluecat!

    Do the movies follow the books pretty closely?

  41. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:07 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Bee: My boy went to see the movie the first day it came out, and he came home and reported it was dark — both in tone and cinematography — and Mom and my girl both agreed. It definitely doesn't have as many light-hearted moments as the earlier movies did, although there are a few. It's been awhile since Mom and my girl read the last book — back when it first came out — so they had forgotten a lot of the details and some things caught them by surprise. But even when they knew what was coming, it still scared them! And with the second half due out next year, it ended with a definite cliffhanger! Mom and my girl can't wait to see the next one!!! My girl even made Mom stop on the way home at a store that was open to see if they had the book. They did, so she's rereading it right now!

  42. B.Stover
    3:14 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Thanks Kirby.

    SH: The movies leave some things out but they follow the books closely.

  43. Staff
    3:16 pm on November 25th, 2010

    I just popped in to say Hi. I have to go play cards. Here is a picture of today's cooks.

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1290734123-the apron brigade.jpg[/img]

    A Catty, Debil, Dawson, TurtlemanFred, Staff

    gotta go, BBL

  44. Staff
    3:16 pm on November 25th, 2010

    OOps I got Dawson and TurtlemanFred mixed up. Hope you can figure that out.

  45. Riö - The Evil
    3:19 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Barb!…My friend can kook….snort!…But sometimes she keeps it a well known secrect…heh!

    Kirby!… Rio! the movie?…snort!snort!….Does that make me famous? Do I get proceeds? I was never asked if they could use my name, by the way….grunt!

    Potted!… I’ve heard people say that the books, of course, have way more detail and are far better….snort!…We here have never read a Potter book for some reason…grunt! … So we just watch the movies when they come out on DVD…heh!

  46. Riö - The Evil
    3:24 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Hey!…An unexpected photo from the Kat Klan!….woooo!….Thanks guys! That is awesome, except for Staff looking off the other way. What’s up with that?…grunt!

  47. Mollypop
    3:28 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Mom is back from a huge dinner with friends and I love everything she brought back for me. This is a good day. Now it's time to crash.

  48. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:30 pm on November 25th, 2010

    The Potter books do have a lot more detail, but given their length, some of that detail had to be left out. I think the directors have done a pretty good job of doing the films and staying true to the books. I am glad they decided to divide the last book in half — trying to fit that whole book into one movie would have required leaving way too much out! I just wish I could have seen it with Mom and my girl, but they wouldn't take me to the theater with them!

    I don't know if anyone has read any of the Percy Jackson books, but that is one movie that had Mom yelling at the screen because it was so different from the book. Luckily, she was watching it on DVD!!!

  49. Siber-H
    3:34 pm on November 25th, 2010

    That's a great photo! Thanks!!

    Thanks for your Harry Potter answers.

  50. Barb & Maggie
    3:34 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Good picture Staff, but isn't there a missing brother. Is he the one from from Chicago? Where is Turtleman from?

  51. Riö - The Evil
    3:41 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Liz!… I think they only cooked for 2 guests, Alice and AbbieTheKat!….snort!

  52. LizF
    3:43 pm on November 25th, 2010

    I should get them in for my TG dinner, i've got one cook to five guests, a much worse ratio! Ooops, six guests – Cricket too.

    That's no fair of second cousin to pay someone else to make a better pie, Rio.

  53. B.Stover
    4:17 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Night all. I hope everyone enjoyed the day.

  54. dawson
    4:25 pm on November 25th, 2010

    2nd place!

    I was ahead right until the end, when Turtleman pulled ahead and won the first card game, dagnabit. There is another card game going on now and Staff, Turtleman and his wife, Dad and the brother from Chicago (Kit, who took the picture of the cooks, all wearing aprons made by Staff) are playing. Anymore than 6 and the game takes too long so I'm sitting out.

    The dinner was a success and we fed 11 people not including the Kats. It was going to be 13 but the two vegetarians did not make it. Turkey, Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing, Broccoli Salad, Apple and Sweet Potato Casserole, Mashed Potatoes and Squash with Roasted Garlic, Giblet Gravy and all the Cranberry Sauces were on the menu. Add then the desserts – our tummies are full and several naps were taken by those not in the first card game.

  55. dawson
    4:27 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Good night B. Stover:

  56. Riö - The Evil
    4:32 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Stover!…Goodnight!…snuff!…I luv you B.Stover….snuffle!

  57. dawson
    4:39 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Rio: I'm glad you broke Grandma out of jail for the day. Cottage cheese with green onions sounds good to me (happy to hear you put it in a dish) as does B.Stover's banana cream pie without the crust. Although I can't eat anymore for awhile and then there are the leftovers. My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the day after.

  58. Riö - The Evil
    4:57 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Dawson!…Barb mentioned the Case Noodle tonight, well that is a recipe invented and passed down from her Great Grandmother….snort!…. The whole cottage cheese & green onion recipe is also a Great Grandma thing…heh!….My friend knows that our grandma likes to have that with any holiday meal..sniff… Luckily, grandma does not know that my friend usually eats her cottage cheese out of the carton…heh!

  59. dawson
    5:10 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Rio: I have tried to find a case noodle recipe with no luck. By the way, tell your friend that I was very impressed with the poinsetta quilling yesterday. It did have the look of stained glass to me.

  60. Barb & Maggie
    5:25 pm on November 25th, 2010

    No wonder Dawson couldn't find the Case Noodle recipe. It is Great Grandma's secret!

    We have had a long day, and Barb is feeling it. Going nitey nite. Hope all had a great day. And Liz, have a great day tomorrow.

  61. Riö - The Evil
    5:34 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Well!….Great Grandma was never known for her ability to write down recipes…snort!… She taught my friend in person and now my friend is the ONLY one who knows how to make these delicious little ravioli type pockets…heh!… Over the years, grandma tried, her mother tried and a lot of others tried, to no avail!…None of them could master the technique or flavor…heh!…Only my friend holds the Case Noodle key to this day!…yes!

    Dawson!….I know she would thank you very much if she even knew you liked her quilling stuff…heh….Thankfully, she does not visit the Blog very much, she is more inclined to rattle the Facebook crowd….heh!….Not very often, though. …sniff!

  62. dawson
    5:34 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Good night Barb and Maggie: Get a good rest tonight.

    Staff is barely ahead of Dad going into the last hand of the card game. My head is nodding and my eyes are closing. The soft bed is sounding mighty inviting.

  63. LizF
    6:13 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Thanks Barb. You look after yourself. And all the pups who aren't well too.

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1290744808-lovedogs.jpg[/img]

  64. Staff
    6:20 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Yay! I WON I won I won! YAY

    Hi LizE,

    I won the card game. I am glad Dawson explained all the family so I can just read the blog. We had a good time. Tomorrow our cousin will come up from Iowa. He is a good Iowa person Rio, Not like the ones you complain about. He is a librarian too.

    Then we will eat the best food there is, Leftovers! Yum. I am tired out for some reason and just told Mr Staff that he was in charge of doing the dishes. Dawson thanked him sweetly even though he tried to get out of it. Heh.

    G'nite to all and G'day to LizE.

    See y'all tomorrow.

    I wonder if Mike Baker has made any changes yet. I didn't notice any.

  65. Riö - The Evil
    6:21 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Final! ….A final thought about being thankful…snuffle!..I don’t know about you guys, but the fact that Chet acknowledged us Plunderers first and foremost in his Thanksgiving post of the day, means very much to me…snuff!…. He cares for us and he acknowledges us every day. He may not be able to keep up with every little detail because he is busy working on the next Chet and Bernie story…heh!… He knows the gist of what is happening with each and every one of us…grunt! … Now, isn’t that Special? To actually be part of one of your favorite authors lives every day?….gruff!…I’d call that amazing, really…snort!…Yes, I would call that amazing. Because how often does this sort of thing happen? …grunt!…I think almost never! All I know is the Charming Mr. Abrahams has opened him self up to responding to his readers, and this is a wonderful thing for all of us. …wheeze! …A very amazing, wonderful,and Thankful thing!

  66. LizF
    6:34 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Nighty-night all. Well done Staff!!

  67. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:37 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Well, the food is eaten and the kitchen is clean — except for those two plates Mom and Dad missed! Well, I knew about one of them, but it was too high for me to reach! Anyway, I'm going to say goodnight to y'all, and another Happy Thanksgiving — and almost Thanksgiving to Liz.

    Please say more prayers for Buford. His appointment is in the morning, and I don't think we're going to hear good news.


  68. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:39 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Whew! We are back inside and completely frozen I might add. I did get to come in for a little while by acting like I was having trouble breathing, but I got better to fast after I was let back in so they figured out my ploy and sent me back into the figurative blizzard.

    Really, we were better off out of the way of all the feet. There were so many people, most of whom I have never met. Our aunt and uncle from Alaska were here and our uncle from central Texas. It was the first time grandma had been with her sister and brother at Thanksgiving in 40 years, or 280 dog years!

    Dad cooked a delish turkey which he thoughtfully came out to let us sample. As I mentioned yesterday, Mom actually knows how to cook. I have lived here nearly 2 years and this is first time I have seen this miracle. The stuffing was ok, and the gravy….just fill my bowl with that and I will go to bed happy!

    Happy warm thoughts and full tummies to you all.

  69. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    7:15 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Dear Lord above, creator of all creatures great and small. Thank you for the bountiful feasts we have all celebrated today in a spirit of Thanksgiving and for looking out for all of us in our day-to-day travails. We offer a special prayer tonight for one among us in his time of greatest need, that is our special friend Buford, whom we care about deeply and for whom we ask only your love, compassion and mercy. Wookie

  70. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:38 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Yes Wookie.

  71. Riö - The Evil
    7:53 pm on November 25th, 2010


  72. LizF
    8:34 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Nice picture! that’s a lot of cooks. How many guests were there?

  73. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:39 pm on November 25th, 2010

    KIrby. the guy who wrote the Percy Jackson books (RIck Riordan) was a very good mystery writer before he started doing the Percy Jackson stuff, crossing over to a young adult motif (kind of like someone else we know). His mysteries were all set in Texas and are very well written.

    The guests are all still here, although dinner is done but I thought I would sneak away to be with my friends on the blog for a minute. Sounds like everyone is having a good Thanksgiving. Bless you all.


  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:00 pm on November 25th, 2010

    Liz!… We didn’t think those guys would really show up…grunt!…My friend was glad they did, just so it wasn’t only the three of them and me…heh!…So no hard feelings about receiving pies from a prize winning pie maker…snuff! …That would just be stupid!…heh!

  75. B.Stover
    5:53 am on November 26th, 2010

    Where is Chet?

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