Admin has to go on Cape Cod and Islands NPR Nov. 26 and discuss mysteries (let’s say crime fiction in general). The show is The Point, with Mindy Todd, 9-10 AM. Any recommendations?

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72 Responses to “Help!”

  1. O'Howlers
    7:50 am on November 14th, 2014

    Good morning, Spencer and Admin. Help? You need our help for talking about crime fiction? You are The Master !!!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:18 am on November 14th, 2014

    Good morning OH and everyone! We recommend a good night’s sleep before The Point and relax in the NPR studio.
    22 here this a.m. Hope all are toasty and safe except for DianeC and her warm temps.
    Have a fulfilling Friday and NOT a frosty Friday 🙂

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:19 am on November 14th, 2014

    Didn’t mean DianeC. shoouldn’t be safe, Meant she (and So Cal) should cool down.

  4. Tupper's Mama
    8:52 am on November 14th, 2014

    Good morning all.
    We are pretty sure that the radio interviewer will have good leading questions.

    But that said, we would like to know why most crime mysteries have the obligatory chapter of jeopardy. You know what we mean – Chet is always in a bad situation once in every book. Most modern fictional detectives we read have the chapter near the end where there is confrontation with the killer and the detective is in peril. Why is it such a regular device? Papa Poirot was never kidnapped and had to kickbox his way out. Miss Marple never had to wrestle the gun from the bad guy, and spend days nursing a black eye.

    I suppose we are just very old fashioned and non-violent, but we are just wondering…

  5. Herd of Hounds
    8:58 am on November 14th, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama, being “G” rated doesn’t mean childish or boring!

  6. B.Stover
    9:28 am on November 14th, 2014

    How does the mystery writer mislead the reader until the mystery is solved by the detective? Clues are given. For example, in Silver Blaze Holmes mentions the “curious incident of the dog in the night-time.” Captain Gregory says, “The dog did nothing in the night-time.” And Holmes responds, “That was the curious incident.” That clue didn’t help me solve the mystery but it gives the solution.

    Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is probably one of the best examples of “hidden” clues.

    Good morning all.

  7. Mollypop's Mom
    10:00 am on November 14th, 2014

    FOD Princess Sam in her hawk-proof dress.

  8. Kat
    10:11 am on November 14th, 2014

    Princess Sam makes a bee-a-utiful FOD, but how is that dress hawk-proof?

  9. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:14 am on November 14th, 2014

    Good morning all. We like Elliott’s idea about naming the kitties after authors. The list is endless.

    Sam, you make a good looking FOD!

    We have nothing intelligent to add to the discussion above, so we will be quiet on the subject.

    Barb is dressed for the day in a sweatshirt with pine cones and bird on it. She is also sporting her darling snowflake earrings. She is ready for the weekend snow.

  10. BooBear
    10:37 am on November 14th, 2014

    I’m wondering if Rio missed the personal note to him from AJ on yesterday’s blog. He didn’t respond to AJ at all.


  11. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:45 am on November 14th, 2014

    Where is MaryLou, and how is Wose today?

  12. Mollypop's Mom
    11:20 am on November 14th, 2014

    Kat, Hawks are looking for little animals, maybe a little fluffy white dog. They would figure she’s a bunny and would be delicious. But no hawk would go after something in hot pink with polkadots.

  13. Herd of Hounds
    11:32 am on November 14th, 2014

    LouLou, love your outfit. Glad they come in XXL or we would be in pink. Gah, tell mom that elephants don’t fly.

  14. Wose-the Small and Meek
    11:40 am on November 14th, 2014


    Dawson: I am happy to know you like the Plunder On! calendar. Don’t forget in ND, there is a little blue bag waiting for you…

    LOL, about AJ taste testing the cookies from Rio’s friend.

  15. BearSpiritDog
    11:44 am on November 14th, 2014

    ML is a growing concern. She Hasn’t Posted in a while.

    Congrats to FOD Sammie…Quite Stunning in her Hawk-proof vest.

    FOD…speaking of which…when looking to see who were the past Friends of the Day we came across 3 Photos C.Hobbit had posted of the new kitties in her care.
    One was named Stripe, then there were the Seal Point Twins and the final kitty posing nicely for the camera.

    Sorry, HOunds, It’s a Frosty Friday here.

    Good Morning, Wose and All.

  16. BearSpiritDog
    11:45 am on November 14th, 2014

    The C.Hobbit Photos were posted on November 6th.

  17. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:49 am on November 14th, 2014

    Response!…The Giant did not ask me any questions – he just commanded me to send more…snort!…Someone might be busy in the kitchen again this weekend tweaking the recipe…heh!heh!…Staff, you say you want a taste-test too? Good luck with that request….guffle!

    Crime!…I have to seriously ponder this plea for HELP! from the Charming, if not a tad lazy, Admin…heh!heh!

  18. Siber-H
    12:20 pm on November 14th, 2014

    I predict Admin. will have no problems discussing crime fiction and mysteries on the radio program. He is the best. I would love to hear the radio discussion. I hope it shows up on the internet.

  19. Siber-H
    12:26 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Congratulations to our FOD…our very own movie Princess.

    I would not trust the pink dress to be hawk proof. A hawk’s brain is, above all else, programmed to see movement. That’s how they hunt.
    I don’t know how well they see color.

  20. Riö -The Evil Pug
    12:36 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Hawking!… I think lil’ Sammie should wear a Hawk Suit…snort!…That way she would be safe and sound. No Hawk is going to attack another Hawk, right?…wheeze!

  21. Riö -The Evil Pug
    12:37 pm on November 14th, 2014

    SiberH!…I’m almost certain you will be able to listen to the Cape Cod NPR interview. Spencer has been on this show before way back when…heh!…It was the first time I ever heard his voice actually….sniff!

  22. Staff
    12:38 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Alice won’t let me sew. I was all set up too. grump.

  23. Peck of Parrots
    12:40 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Squawk, bwak, we see color perfectly well, THANK YOU. It is those darned dogs that have problems!

  24. Masquers
    12:44 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Alice! You look positively ferocious! Have you taken over Staff’s quilt room as your own?

    POP: Youse could use an avatar.

  25. Riö -The Evil Pug
    12:44 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Questions!…I’m wondering if they will be accepting questions during the interview from the listeners?…snort!…Of course you will probably have to login and type out your questions. I will to track down the Cape Cod NPR webpage and see what I can find out …grunt!

  26. Siber-H
    12:54 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Thanks Rio…Good news about the radio program.

    Good question about the Hawk. I don’t think an adult hawk will attack another adult hawk, but if a little doggy is walking around on the ground in a hawk suit, the hunter hawk will not see the hawk suit. It will only see movement.

    We have lots of hawks around here and they often set in lower tree branches in my backyard and eat their kills. The fact that I am watching them doesn’t bother them at all, but mom drags me in the house because she doesn’t want me eating all the raw garbage the hawks drop. Hawks are messy eaters. Mom picks up their trash because of me. Otherwise, she would leave it for the ants or whatever.

  27. Masquers
    1:00 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Next Tuesday it’s going to be 52 degrees! WoooHooo!

    Siber: You have a good mom protecting you and so does Princess Sammie.

  28. Billy's Buddy
    1:21 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Princess Sam is lovely. I think she would be a big hit on the beach in that pink polka dot bikini.

    Good day to everyone. Twenty degrees here and feels like the middle of January. Sigh.

  29. Herd of Hounds
    2:11 pm on November 14th, 2014

    34 here, above freezing, but only just 🙁 Putting on the wood burner and gas log!

  30. Peck of Parrots
    2:45 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Wish we could have one but our mother parrot is an idiot!. Only Dogs get a foto 🙁

  31. Herd of Hounds
    2:48 pm on November 14th, 2014

    O.K. you feathered idiots, mom can’t even up or down load or side load any foto right now. Keep y’alls beaks to yer selves!

  32. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    3:02 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Temp here was 28 earlier, not sure about now. There are flakes floating around out there but we are toasty here inside. Time for a short nap.

  33. Kat
    3:58 pm on November 14th, 2014

    It is 37 here, but the wind chill is 31. Mom was too cold to go for her bike ride. I myself have spent a lot of time in front of the pellet stove. Stop laughing at me Siber.

  34. Herd of Hounds
    4:06 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Siber our Darah has been lying in front of the gas log. If you are laughing at our Kat gal…Shame on you. Winter is tough. Ladies need some appreciation!

  35. Herd of Hounds
    4:07 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Mom just had the chain saw cutting logs for the wood burner, What a gal!

  36. BearSpiritDog
    4:12 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Alice M. Johnson: One Word of Advice…FOOD!…Remember Who Feeds You!

    Food? Did someone mention Food? Oh, yeah. That was me.
    It’s Half-past Brunch-time.

    A Cozy Afternoon Nap in front of a Warm Fireplace is next.

  37. Kat
    4:14 pm on November 14th, 2014

    I would be very scarit to move Alice M. Johnson. Oh yes I would.

  38. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:22 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Hissssss!…I can’t believe she is hisssing at Staff!…snort!

  39. c.hobbit
    4:28 pm on November 14th, 2014

    The name game continues. It turns out that if a name has been used before on the website, it can’t be used again for at least a year. That has eliminated a few of my names. Maybe I can get by using a prefix or suffix attached.

    Question for dog owners: how much dog poop is to be expected? I take Sadie for 3 walks/day and she usually makes a mess each time (which I pick up). If it is a long walk, she can go twice. She also makes a mess or two everyday in the dog yard. That seems like a bit much for one dog. When I lived rurally and let the dogs run free, I wasn’t paying a lot of attention. The dog yard was bad but that was expected with two dogs. I can’t image cleaning up after 50 dogs. Yeep! I wonder what Snowhook does with all the crap?

  40. Siber-H
    4:31 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Kat and Darah….sigh

  41. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:33 pm on November 14th, 2014

    CHobbit!…I know first paw how generously you feed Sadie – what goes in must come out…heh!heh! burp!

  42. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    4:37 pm on November 14th, 2014

    We here are usually responsible for two each per day. Although Lucy never, ever has missed pooping on a walk. So sometimes I think she will do three in a day.

  43. Siber-H
    4:43 pm on November 14th, 2014

    CHobbit, As long as Sadie’s poop is normal in form, I wouldn’t worry about it.

    You must be feeding her a dog food that is high in fiber.

    Very good question…What does Snowhook do with all their dog poop?

  44. Siber-H
    4:45 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Rio just gave me another clue by saying Sadie eats well.

  45. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:48 pm on November 14th, 2014

    SiberH!…She does not share either…grunt!

  46. Masquers
    5:02 pm on November 14th, 2014

    I know those kitties at the Hobbit Hotel are eating well too. Wonder if they know how lucky they are?

  47. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    5:08 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Uggg, ve vould never even discuss such thing in the mixed company. Ladies never poop. Ve may explode vhen ve are full…

    Also, ve have used super spy power to check in vith Macy. She is fine and having nice vacation vith certain Redbone Hound, but she vill be back sometime soon. So, not to vorry. OK? OK!

  48. Herd of Hounds
    5:11 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Natasha, thank DOG for that news 🙂

  49. Herd of Hounds
    5:27 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Macy the min pin, we would loove to hear from your lips…are you doing ok? Should we be worriet? Don’t mean to push but……
    Macy the Min Pin…Hey gal, y’all O.K.?

  50. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    5:34 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Nattie, thank you for the update. Now we will not worry.

    We would agree with what Siber has to say about hawks. He seems to be knowledgeable about the subject.

    We heard about a funny ad Barb’s old Crazy Lady boss had in the paper this week. Barb would have cringed over proofing this one!
    “Over 2800 square footage with lots of historical history worth checking out.” Ummm, isn’t history historical, by nature?

  51. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:36 pm on November 14th, 2014

    HOHO!…You just got the update she is okay. What the hell? Why go on and on asking her AGAIN how she is doing? She will post when she damn well wants to…grump!

  52. Herd of Hounds
    6:27 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Sorry Rio, didn’t mean to be caring. Will just go away for a while since it will make you happy.

  53. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:10 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Caring!…You come off as down-right-hillbilly-crazy, not caring….grunt!…Read what you write before you post it for Pete’s sake…wheeze!…I think you do need to take a break from the blog. Maybe are too entranced by it or something…wheeze!

  54. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:24 pm on November 14th, 2014

    HoHo!…I do not want to hurt your feelings, but it has come down to this. Take my advice and post in a way we can all understand you and limit your input to meaningful posts. Not whatever flies off the top of your head in a strange language…grunt!…Or I will be forced to totally and completely over-look anything you ever post on this here blog from here on out…wheeze!…That is my right and anyone else’s if they so choose. Don’t want to do it. I want you to be an engaged participant. But this crazy-hillbilly-whacky all over the place stuff is not something I want to decipher anymore…gruffle!

  55. Diane C.
    8:28 pm on November 14th, 2014

    I think I agree with Natasha about what to discuss in mixed company, but I have noticed that Edgar likes to break up his banking in multiple deposits during one walk (and often in the middle of a paved asphalt surface for some reason). Twice a day seems about right for the other two.
    HOH–I know you weren’t excluding me from the safety wishes, and I did make it to school and back in one piece. (And the little darlings–today they’re little darlings–really put forth some good effort and showed some understanding…)
    Life is good, or would be if it didn’t get dark around 2 in the afternoon. (OK, an exaggeration, but only a slight one…)

  56. Diane C.
    8:32 pm on November 14th, 2014

    B, M, and L–Historical history–you know, as opposed to the other kind…
    I love the polka dot garment, but I, too, wonder how it is hawk-proof.

  57. Elliot the Massage Kat
    8:44 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Does this sound like anybody on this here blog?
    I am off this blog again because of this kind of behavior.
    Best wishes to all non-trolls here.

  58. Alice M. Johnson
    8:47 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Rio, Rio Rio. You seem a little testy right now. Did you miss your supper? Do you need a nap? Take care little pugster. You could pop a blood vessel getting all worked up like that.

    PS I was not hissing at Staff. I was just politely telling her that she better not move my bed. Now Abbie is curled up in it and invisible to Mr.Staff who was asking where she was. Staff wants to fold it up but that isn’t going to work anytime soon.

  59. Dawson
    9:04 pm on November 14th, 2014

    I will be lurking for the next little while so nobody need worry about my absence.

  60. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:21 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Hmmmph!…Me too. Lets leave the blog to the crazy lady. She can talk to herself day and night…grunt!

  61. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:42 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Everyone take a deep breath. Just breathe, relax, calm down. Please let’s have peace and harmony. We like you folks.

  62. Alice M. Johnson
    9:48 pm on November 14th, 2014

    We are with you Barb. Keep calm and treadle on. Oops that is a different group. Y’all know what I mean. And Herd of Hounds, Staff says to tell you that she understands everything you say. Hugs to you.

    Sniff. Elliot I will miss you…grump.

  63. C.hobbiti
    10:00 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Oh dear.

    Tomorrow will be a new and better day. Hopefully HOH will be here to greet us early in the morning and Rio back to remind us about the upcoming auction and the deadline looming for fotos. (And Bee to decipher that last sentence.)

    Best wishes to Amalia and ML and Wose…and to each and every poster and lurker who make up a beloved group of friends. We have traveled far and wide to meet each other and have more meet-and-greets to plan.

  64. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:03 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Well, I wouldn’t go so far as to say I understand EVERYTHING HOH says. Some comments do leave me shaking my head in confusion, but I think she means well.

  65. Dawson
    10:26 pm on November 14th, 2014

    The unfortunate timing of my lurker announcement has nothing to do with Rio’s rant.

  66. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:37 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Good night all. Hope to see EVERYONE tomorrow.

  67. Tupper's Mama
    10:51 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Creator – we thank you for this day, for the song of the wind in the trees, for the clean white snow tucking the earth in to sleep, for the sight of birds against the sky, for all the gifts we have in our lives each and every day.

    Creator – as the time of the resting earth comes to pass, we ask you to bring rest and peace also to our hearts. Slowly, gently, the earth settles herself, quietly gathering the memories of the year, preparing for the next. Let us also have this time to settle into peace and harmony, gathering our strength for the challenges to come.

    Creator – we are a family, a family of choice. We reach our for each other, we support each other, we laugh and work and share joys together.

    We ask you to watch over this family, in its many scattered parts. We ask you to spread your loving hands from the west coast to the east, from the top of the world to the land down under. Lift all of our hearts to the joys we have, and away from all hurts and concerns that weigh us down.

    Creator – you have brought all of us together, and each of us brings a strength to the quilt we have become. When our seams become frayed, help us to stitch our colors back together; when we are worn and rumpled, help us to be cleansed and refreshed. For our work is not yet done – there are hearts to warm, weary souls to comfort and tired bodies to be protected. We ask you to give us the guidance to continue in this great project of humanity and friendship.

    Creator – we thank you for this day, for the song of the wind in the trees, for the clean white snow tucking the earth in to sleep, for the sight of birds against the sky and for all this wonderful family that we have every day, for this too is a wonderful gift.

  68. c.hobbit
    11:02 pm on November 14th, 2014


  69. Beau The Black Pug
    11:13 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Amen!…An many thanks to youse Fourhawks guys…sneeze!

  70. Thieves!
    11:14 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Amen. Thank you, Golinka.

    We’ve have it on good authority from Beau that our prayers are somewhat clouded by our misdeeds—we are just as surprised as you—so Belle Starr would like to add the following:

    Now I lay me down to sleep,
    I pray my friends this blog to keep.
    For my chosen family’s sake,
    I pray the Lord our peace do make.

  71. Beau The Black Pug
    11:22 pm on November 14th, 2014

    Upset!…Dat Rio is very upset. He does not like being called a Troll on dis beloved blog …grunt!sneeze!…When he calls someone out on bad behaviour on dis here blog he is only trying to help, in his own weird puggish-flat-head way. Maybe he should just avoid reading some posts dat make him crazy…grunt!…He is a logical kinda guy an “dis n’ dat” kind of writing upsets him…sniffle!sneeze!…I should know. He hates da way I tip-tap on dis blog…wuffle! …goodnight…goodbye.

  72. Staff
    12:07 am on November 15th, 2014

    Thank you Amalia. When you write it I can see it in my heart.

    We thank you for this day,
    For the song of the wind in the trees
    For the clean white snow tucking the earth in to sleep
    For the sight of birds against the sky
    We thank you

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