“Anyone watch Downton Abbey?” Admin says. “My favorite character is Isis, pictured below with Lord What’s His Name. Now it turns out Isis is under the weather, maybe deeply under. Are they going to pull one of the laziest plays in the book?”

“Meaning kill the dog?” says Spence.

A grim nod from Admin.



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69 Responses to “Isis”

  1. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:19 am on February 9th, 2015

    OH NO, not that!

    I forgot to watch Downton last night, what with the Grammy show on. Did they do a set up with Isis last night? What an unfortunate name for the poor dog, BTW.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:31 am on February 9th, 2015

    Good morning Barb and everyone! We hate it when creatures are killed in a story. The name Isis has been around since the Egyptians (at least). What is unfortunate is that the initials of a terrorist organization spell that.
    Misty here on Monday, wet out west but not the poor southwest and shivery and snowy mid and east. What sort of Monday should it be? If we used Sapnish or French for Monnday, it would begin with L, so have a lovely Monday.

  3. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:37 am on February 9th, 2015

    HOH, that is what we meant. It is the timing that is unfortunate.

    Sorry if we made too many comments about Sarah Canary. Forgot that Dawson has going to read it. Maybe Rio could private message us with comments if he feels it would enlighten us as to subtle clues we missed in the story. I know Rio said pay attention to the dress, and I thought we did, but were still unsure and must have missed clues. All in all, a well written book.

  4. BearSpiritDog
    8:38 am on February 9th, 2015

    Gasp. NOT Isis!!!

  5. Diane C.
    8:55 am on February 9th, 2015

    good Morning B,M and L, HOH, BSD and those yet to arrive. I apparently missed a lot of television yesterday (a minority opinion, I know, but I can’t seem to get involved in Downton Abbey, but I don’t like the sound of the setup of Isis’ character).
    I’m heading off to catch a train into LA, so will catch y’all later.Foggy right now–don’t like the look of it–but should be warm and sunny presently.

  6. B.Stover
    9:01 am on February 9th, 2015

    I don’t watch Downton Abbey but I hope Isis isn’t killed off. (Isis was a goddess in Egyptian mythology and ruled with her husband/brother, Osiris. She was the patron saint of mariners and her symbol was the moon. In Greek mythology–introduced by Egyptians living in Greece–she represented mother nature and her symbol was the cow.)

    Good morning all.

  7. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:10 am on February 9th, 2015

    Thank you for all that info Bee. I guess Isis would be a really cool name for a dog, under different circumstances.

    Now Barb is off to work for her extra day this week. Paycheck will be nice, but she will be glad when things get back to normal.

    Staff, Barb liked the Roma beans that you sent so much that she has ordered a packet for spring. She is going to try some pole Romas this year.

  8. B.Stover
    9:46 am on February 9th, 2015

    There’s another interesting story about Isis. Osiris was murdered and his body torn apart. Isis found the parts and put him together again except for one part which was eaten by animals. (I’ll let you guess which part.)

  9. BearSpiritDog
    9:51 am on February 9th, 2015

    Siber-H: You mentioned not liking the first installment of Better Call Saul. We have Not Watched it yet (waiting for 2nd episode tonight), but are Hoping it will Improve as time goes on.

    Magpie&Lucy: Barb is already talking about planting. It Must Be Spring! (or she wants it to be).

  10. BearSpiritDog
    9:54 am on February 9th, 2015

    B: Sorry to Interrupt…Forgot to Refresh. We have always been very Interested in both Egyptian and Greek Mythology.

  11. Tupper and Gilly
    10:26 am on February 9th, 2015

    Morning everyone.
    We have never seen Downton either. Can’t commit to something that requires scheduled watching. We never know when we will be home, or busy. But they better bring in James Herriot and cure that dog!

    Being buried alive in snow here today. Just as well. We can sit here and look out the windows – no place to go. They have even cancelled mail delivery. So we are sure that our Fed Ex delivery for today will be a no show.

  12. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    10:44 am on February 9th, 2015

    We are quite regular watchers of Downton Abbey and have been since the beginning. We are worrit about Isis as well. Please let nothing bad happen to Isis. To be truthful, this season has not been quite as compelling a view (is that okay B?) as past seasons; it may just be the strains of sustaining a series like this for 5 years are starting to take a toll on Julian Fellows (the creator). However, the star that shines most brightly in the show (other than Isis of course) continues to be Maggie Smith, which is just marvelous in anything that she does.

  13. B.Stover
    10:55 am on February 9th, 2015

    I did watch Downton Abbey for the first two seasons I think it was. However, I taught literature of that period (pre and post-WWI) for so many years that there is nothing new or interesting to me in the show. (Sorry.) Maggie Smith is always wonderful.

    Wookie and Teddy’s Dad: It’s only “read” being used as a noun that irritates me and I still don’t know why.

  14. BearSpiritDog
    11:29 am on February 9th, 2015

    B: You are not alone. Read as a Noun is Irritating to several of us on this here Blog.

  15. B.Stover
    11:29 am on February 9th, 2015

    One last thing: The Isis and Osiris myth is similar to the Greek myth of Demeter (fertility goddess) who had to go retrieve her daughter, Persephone, from the god Hades. Persephone, goddess of the underworld, had eaten pomegranate seeds given to her by Hades to force her to reside with him one-third of the year. When Demeter brings her back to earth, spring returns. (It’s basically a story to account for the seasons. In an agricultural society, it was important to the people to ensure that spring would return and the crops would grow.)

  16. B.Stover
    11:32 am on February 9th, 2015

    Bear: Do you know why it’s irritating? Is it the sound?

  17. BearSpiritDog
    11:48 am on February 9th, 2015

    B: Maybe the Sound and also the Flippant way it is Bandied about. Like everyone thinks it’s the Cool Thing to do.

  18. Tupper and Gilly
    11:58 am on February 9th, 2015

    Shoveling. Now THAT is a cool thing to do.

  19. Scout
    12:13 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Snow day! Mom’s lap! All morning I have had tummy rubs. Now she is up and about doing what she calls her “To Do List”. I’ll give her a To Do: love me, me, me!

  20. Siber-H
    12:13 pm on February 9th, 2015

    I have never seen Downton Abbey, but it is going to put a lot of people off if they kill the dog. I like Admin’s sentence, “One of the laziest plays in the book”.

    Rio and Bear, You guys can catch the first episode of Better Call Saul tonight before they show the second episode. I read a lengthy review of the first episode this morning on the internet.
    The critic liked it and he said to just be patient. It will unfold slowly over time. In the meantime, I guess I can entertain myself looking at all the location shots I am so familiar with.

  21. Diane C.
    12:22 pm on February 9th, 2015

    T and G’s Mom–Warp up warmly and settle in with a good book until the weather gets real (where I live, “real” means sunny and warm–ideally without smog, although that may not be entirely realistic).
    B. Stover, BSD and others–I don’t understand it either, and i must confess to being guilty of “giving something a think” from time to time. Inconsistent, I know, but there is something about “read” that makes it verb-only.
    I sent the photo of baby corgis to many people–my good deed for the day.
    And now it’s time to meet and greet students!

  22. Masquers
    12:24 pm on February 9th, 2015

    T&G and Scout: While youse are experiencing an Arctic blast, Australia is sweltering in the heat.
    I will have to blurr by to see how LizF is doing…we haven’t heard from her in a while.
    Weatherkat reporting from Down Under.

  23. BearSpiritDog
    12:29 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Siber-H: You have convinced me to watch the first episode…Right after Downton Abbey.
    And there better NOT be anything bad happening to Isis!

    12:29 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Persephone was on of the main characters in the latest Kate Morton book we just read. They called her Percy.

    Stay safe all you in the snowy areas today. We had a big melt this weekend and have no more snow expected for a few days. Thank Dog.

  25. Dawson
    1:29 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Anyone want to help me shovel?

  26. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    1:49 pm on February 9th, 2015

    From Down Memory Lane: We went on another mission.

    Ahem!… Attention everyone… cough!… Although this report is a little late due to technical errors and bad timing… wheeze!… I think it is very important for all of you to be aware of the bravery that has been shown recently by your fellow team members.

    Last month the charming Mr. Abrahams was nominated for an Edgar, this meant he had to leave his house and travel to New York City to join in the festivities. He took all his pals with him leaving the house totally empty ….snort!… I thought this would be a great time to launch a training mission for the youngsters in the group and let a few others who expressed interest go along and experience a mission trip firsthand… wheeze!

    Here is what happened a few weeks ago during that fateful Edgar week:

    The morning of the big trip to Cape Cod, Molly, clipboard in paw was marking off the team members as they boarded the van. The van itself had to be cleaned out entirely after the jaunt across the country. I am still wondering what really happened on that trip…hmmmm.

    Jumping in the van like trained athletes, Alice Johnson, lil Lexi, MagPie, Sam, Wolfie and SiberH. Wookie sporting his swamp vest space suit, made sure all the gear was loaded. Molly jumped in last having checked everyone’s names off. Some cars have a new-car smell, but the van had an old-van smell with a tinge of dead rotting fish, and a hint of seal.

    Alice Johnson? Yes, she didn’t believe any of these missions really happened, so to prove her wrong I said she could go. Alice agreed to wear sunglasses during the whole time so as not to hypnotize any of the team members. If she took them off and tried to spoil the trip, SiberH had orders to pack her up in a box and mail her home. He is the only one that doesn’t seem to be affected by her hypnotic powers. It might have something to do with his bad memory, but further studies are needed to truly determine this phenomenon.

    Melanie handed the keys over to Siber-H who was already in the driver’s seat putting on his mascara. Oops! Bess was barking! Those damned Zebras. Melanie said goodbye and ran into the house.

    Alice was sitting in the passenger seat looking very glamorous in her new fur coat and expensive bling. She had on a diamond-studded collar and was wearing a pair of designer sunglasses. SiberH gunned the engine! Alice turned on her I-Pod and thought, ‘Hit It!’ Away they went! Half way down the block the muffler fell off, the van sputtered and jumped, blowing bluish black smoke and now making an awful racket. The van was swerving across lanes because SiberH was still busy getting his Gene Simmons ‘look’ just right.

    He saw the squirrel and swerved left he meant to swerve right but forgot which was which. Thump! Oh no. The van pulled over; SiberH put his head down on the steering wheel, smudging his make-up. Wookie got out and peeled the poor dead squirrel off the street. He put it in a cooler, saving it for Dawson so she could practice her skinning skills. They didn’t know for sure, but Molly thought ice should be in there too. Everyone was quiet and Wolfie wondered what squirrel tasted like.

    To pass the time Molly started playing cards with Sam, lil Lexi and MagPie. She was winning all of their chew strips very quickly. Lil Lexi was thinking, ‘hey that Mollys.. thats no fair.’ Sam whined and whined very much like a real princess. MagPie snarled, revealing a chicken feather in her teeth. Molly dealt them another hand. Lil Lexi noticed that every now and then a card came off the bottom of the deck. Right then Molly started lecturing lil Lexi on how to act like a grown-up. Lil Lexi was thinking, ‘what the.. what hells up with that?’

    Wolfie was pacing around the van, skidding and sliding on the slick floor. Seal oil. His butt was wiggling and his tail slapped Alice Johnson in the face almost knocking her sunglasses off causing her to drop the I-Pod. This enraged her and she grabbed his tail and sunk her sharp teeth into it. YELP! Just then SiberH hit a large pothole sending Wolfie flying backwards into the card game.

    Chew strips and cards went all over the place. Molly was not happy at all, but the others jumped on the opportunity to get their chew strips back. A trick Commander Rio had taught them! Poor Wolfie crawled into a space behind the driver’s seat. Seeing a piece of dried up old seal meat he licked it up. Rancid! He spit it out and it zinged Alice’s ear causing her fur coat and tail to flare out! Two red dots were glowing behind her sunglasses.

    Wookie started singing “On the Road Again” and quickly stopped when he noticed everyone glaring at him. During one pit stop they were delayed for an hour waiting for Wolfie to come back to the van. Right after they all voted to leave without him, Wolfie showed up with a tennis ball in his mouth. SiberH knew it was one of the toxic ones, but didn’t mention it.

    Finally arriving on the Quinn grounds, Wookie hopped out of the van to quickly disable the Paw Detection Security System. Oh no! He was shocked to find that it had been completely rewired by professionals! He would have to break out his books and tools to try and figure it out all over again.

    In the van Wolfie was getting impatient and desperately wanted to leave. He kept stepping on lil Lexi, and she cried out thinking, ‘damned you butt Wolfie!’ Molly could not take it any longer and without thinking, she let Wolfie out of the van. He was off like a blur! Luckily Wookie had just managed to disable the security system before Wolfie ran onto the perimeter. Whew! That was a very close call even by ‘00’Wookie standards.

    The sun had just gone down and the moon was beginning to rise. As a precaution, they parked the van away from the house and out of sight. Just as Molly was stepping out of the van, Wookie motioned for her to ‘Stop!’ A slight movement at the back of the house just near Audrey’s doggie door had caught his sharp eyes. There! There it was again and this time they all saw what Wookie saw. Two men dressed entirely in black clothing with black ski masks pulled over their heads and faces. It was obvious they were looking for a way into the house.

    Burglars! Wookie knew they had to stop the burglars from breaking in and robbing Spencer Quinn and Company. No one was allowed to break into this house illegally except for us guys! And besides, Wookie felt somewhat responsible for allowing the burglars to even get near the house by disabling all the of the security systems. Oops!

    Molly immediately ran back to the control panel and tried to reach Commander Rio to let him know what was going down. But he was busy watching baseball with Bess. He had a twelve pack in the cooler and his cell phone turned off. Grrrrr!

    The men in black were peering into the first floor windows. Spotting a Sheppard mix lying on the living room couch chewing on something, they decided to go back to the truck for the tall ladder. Wolfie stopped chewing. He saw the guys with ski masks looking at him through the glass. He got off the couch and watched them carry a very big ladder to the back of the house. He knew something was afoot!

    Spotting the ladder, Alice pulled Wookie aside and told him she had decided to take charge of this mission. Wookie made it clear they would ‘Work together as a team!’ Her temper flared but she knew she could not do it alone. She agreed with Wookie and they came up with a viable plan of attack against the burglars. Alice informed the team and then led them quickly and quietly down to the north side of the house.

    Wookie spread lil Lexi’s blanket out flat on the ground. SiberH stood on one side of it and Wookie on the other. Alice tip toed onto the blanket and then rolled over on her back with her paws straight up in the air. Wookie and SiberH each grabbed an edge of the blanket in their strong jaws. One…Two… Three! With a great heave, they flipped Alice way up into the air. She did a double flip and landed feet first on the roof! Wow!

    The team split into two teams. Wookie and lil Lexi positioned themselves at the north back corner while Sam, MagPie and SiberH went round to the south back corner. Alice started sneaking slowly and carefully down the steep back part of the roof, her claws digging into the shingles.

    One guy was holding the ladder while the other one had climbed up to the second floor window and was using a glasscutter. Wookie and lil Lexi jumped around the corner and started barking. WOOF, yip, WOOF, yip, WOOF, yip! The guy holding the ladder was completely startled. He recovered, but being very pissed off, he ran towards them, trying to chase them off.

    MagPie, Sam and SiberH jumped out from the other side corner and started barking too! Bark, whine, —-, Bark, whine, —-, Bark, whine, —-. The guy didn’t know which way to go because there were so many dogs all barking at once, sort of. The guy on the ladder was looking down in horror at the commotion and said, “Shut those dogs up for Gods sake!”

    Alice had just reached the edge of the roof. She adjusted her sunglasses, took a deep breath, and leaped off the roof. She landed on the ladder guy’s head, claws stretched to their full extent. Horrified, he screamed and let loose his grip on the ladder grabbing madly at Alice’s tail. This made her furious! She sank her claws even deeper into his skull. She felt the ladder falling backwards and hung on for dear life. Wookie and SiberH saw Alice, the ladder, and the burglar coming down. They grabbed opposite sides of lil Lexi’s blanket. Together they held up the outstretched blanket while saying a quick prayer.

    From inside the house, Wolfie was watching as the man in black was trying to get away from lil Lexi, Sam and MagPie who were barking, yipping and whining, while they were taking turns nipping his ankles. Another skill they had learned from Commander Rio!

    Alice let loose of the skull head just before it slammed into the ground. She flew through the air did a double flip and landed right on the outstretched blanket. Wow! The guy on the ladder didn’t fair so well. The ladder was on top of him and his head was bleeding through the ski mask.

    Wolfie, seeing the guy in black stumbling backwards towards the fallen ladder, shot out of the doggie door like a blur! He leaped and hit the guy right in the chest with his front paws, knocking the air out of him and flinging him backwards. He landed on top of his partner with a thud. MagPie was right on top of him with her paw on his neck cutting off most of his air. Lil Lexi, Sam and Wolfie each had a mouthful of his pant leg. The guy in black lay there afraid to move gasping.

    SiberH ran as fast as he could to the van where Molly was still trying to reach Commander Rio. He motioned for her to call the cops. She tapped into the Quinn landline and dialed 911. When someone answered she screamed as if someone had just stolen all her toys. Hopefully help would be on the way very quickly!

    Wookie helped MagPie hold down the burglar. He told the rest of them to get back to the van. Once the cops arrived, they both dashed back to the van. SiberH already had the motor running when they jumped in. Everyone was very happy, high pawing it and congratulating each other on a job well done! The van pulled out onto the street and started the long journey home. Alice turned on her I-Pod and listened to ‘Kat Scratch Fever’ as she licked the blood off her claws.

  27. O'Howlers
    2:08 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Isis????? NO!!!!!!
    We still did not watch last night’s DA.

  28. ALR
    2:09 pm on February 9th, 2015

    What a team!

  29. Tupper and Gilly
    2:14 pm on February 9th, 2015

    We have often wondered why there wasn’t a book entitled “Rio, The Evil Pug and His Adventures”.

  30. Herd of Hounds
    2:33 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Sounds good to us!

  31. Siber-H
    2:42 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Mollypop’s Mom, Thank You! That is a true classic and so funny. Rio really should write a book.

    Dawson, YARK!
    Darah and I could have so much fun.

  32. Herd of Hounds
    2:47 pm on February 9th, 2015

    I thought so too, Mr.H

  33. C.hobbiti
    2:51 pm on February 9th, 2015

    I once suggest to Rio that he write a book to sell in the boutique. Obviously he has a few chapters already written. And he has lots of photos of his travel adventures to Alaska and elsewhere

  34. BearSpiritDog
    3:02 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Yes, a Book!!
    If only so many of the Plunderer’s Computers hadn’t crashed, there would be plenty of Photos from the Gallery to Share.

    MollyPop&LouLou’s Mom: You’re the Best!

    Dawson: Your out-of-town guests should be blurring in for Romp in the Snow anytime soon, er I mean, to Help You with the Shoveling.

  35. O'Howlers
    4:27 pm on February 9th, 2015

    We just got time to read that mission. OMD! That was a hoot and a half. Heh! Heh! Heh!

  36. dawson
    4:42 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Rio: Yes, a Book!

    Sniff…I still have that squirrel hide.

  37. Tupper and Gilly
    4:55 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Dawson – were you ever able to get the tire tracks out of it?

  38. dawson
    5:06 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Tupper and Gilly: Uh…no.

  39. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    5:56 pm on February 9th, 2015

    I remember that well, as well as I remember anything. So many of those guys are not around any more. Molly, Lil Lexi, Wookie, and Wolfie. What was the original date on that trip, MP&LL’s Mom?

  40. dawson
    6:26 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Barb, Maggie&Lucy: The Edgar Mission was May 11th, 2010.

  41. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:33 pm on February 9th, 2015

    I think we first came on the blog around Feb. or March 2010, but are not sure about the date. Rio was the one that started calling me MagPie.

  42. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    6:40 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Barb, you came on Feb. 10, 2010.

  43. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:53 pm on February 9th, 2015

    How do you do that? Thank you.

  44. Tupper and Gilly
    6:58 pm on February 9th, 2015

    We know we came in in a February, but we don’t remember what year.

    And we know Callie came in from the blizzard. We think she just goes in and out cuz she likes getting dried off

  45. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    7:04 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Barb, I’m slogging through old posts and comments. Unfortunately there are no photos and the links that exist have been broken.

  46. dawson
    7:41 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Hi Callie!

    Mpop’s & LLou’s Mom: It’s a shame about the photos.

  47. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    8:10 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Dawson, when I’m done with this piece of blog history, maybe those of us who saved photos can post them. I have some.

  48. Herd of Hounds
    8:34 pm on February 9th, 2015

    MP’s&LL’s Mom, Thabk you for all your efforts in the missions. What fun!
    We just finished Jacqueline Winspear’s “The Care and Management of Lies”. Or branch library didn’ have the Maisie Dobbs so will order it from another branch. This book had a couple surprises.
    Now we have “Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind” ready for reading and we are looking forward to it. We love finding new authors (to us) and love reading on the bed with mom,
    To our book without further ado! Nighty night,

  49. O'Howlers
    8:42 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Siber, Tony Angelo returned to Carmacks to scratch. 🙁

  50. Siber-H
    8:54 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Howlers, sniff, sniff
    I hope he can try can next year. He only has 20 dogs in his kennel

  51. Siber-H
    9:13 pm on February 9th, 2015

    that would be “try again next year”

  52. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:55 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Writing!…It’s a funny thing…sniff!…I re-read these old Missions and I remember putting them together from the Mission Notes, but they seem funnier to me now that there is distance between me and the work it took to write them. Writing is very hard work and I do not believe we give all our favorite Authors enough recognition for all the work they do in creating the stories we so love….wuffle!

  53. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Downton!….We have not watched the Isis getting ill episode yet…sniffle!…What the hell?…grump!

  54. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Laughing!…I laughed at Lil Lexi’s dialog – remember how she was always rearranging her words? She was just a pup! Or so we were led to believe…heh!heh!

  55. BearSpiritDog
    10:02 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Siber-H: Fearful of watching Downton Abbey because of the Isis question, we watched Better Call Saul instead. You are right…it looks like it has potential…and with such great writing and acting how can it fail?
    The commentators were saying that because of this show, the Grammys this year had the lowest viewing ever.

  56. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:20 pm on February 9th, 2015

    We watched Downton on On Demand tonight. They didn’t do much with the Isis theme in this episode, but it could be coming.

    Rio, do you think Lil Lexie was someone pretending to be a young girl? We wondered. But maybe just because there are no other youngsters on this here blog.

    Speaking of youngsters, Baye is reading 1984 for her Soph English class. I never read it. Is it something I should pick up and read now?

  57. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:24 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Good night. We will have to catch up on any answers to our questions in the am.

  58. dawson
    10:48 pm on February 9th, 2015

    I’ve been watching the little flags on the Yukon Quest tracking site but they don’t seem to be moving and my eyelids are drooping.

    Rio: I wish your friend worked at a not so busy place so we could have more Missions.

    Goodnight all.

  59. BearSpiritDog
    10:56 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Nana stopped by the Blog sometime in the summer of 2009 after reading Dog On It (which she bought because of the Cool Picture of Chet & Bernie in the Porsche), but doesn’t remember if she posted, and if she did it wasn’t as Nana. Then again in 2010. Maybe MollyPop’s Mom will run across an early post via the Wayback Machine.

    Barb,Magpie,Lucy: 1984…George Orwell was a man before his time…Yes, we would Recommend Reading it.

    Rio: Looking forward to hearing your opinion of the New Show.

  60. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Saul!…Last night I tried to watch Better Call Saul, but I was distracted and never really watched it like it should have been watched…snort!…So once again I have started watching the first episode. The very beginning part which is in black n’ white is in real time. This is Saul’s life today after the Breakin’ Bad boyz happened to him….grunt!….He is working in a mall in Nebraska at a Cinnabun….sniff!…He is fearful for his life – always…wuffle!….Home at night he puts in his “Better Call Saul” video with his advertisement back in the day when he was a “lawyer”…heh!heh!…And then the story starts ….back 5 or 6 years ago.

  61. ML
    11:00 pm on February 9th, 2015

    First day of training down. Got overwhelmed and let go early. Took nap all right with world again. Repeat on Wednesday

    I had heard before the season began that Isis would not make Not fair Not fair at all.

    Nighty night

  62. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:01 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Bear!…I must have been reading your bear-mind…snort!… Re-watching Saul’s story right now…chuffle!

  63. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:04 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Retirement!…I’m thinking after 5 or 6 seasons of Downton Abby, the guy just wants to retire and enjoy all the money he has made over the past few years…snorkel!

  64. Siber-H
    11:14 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Better Call Saul is improving. The character of Saul is growing on me. He is a good actor.

    Rio, I am glad you explained the first episode. Your explanation helps.
    Last night I really, really wanted a cinnabun. I had trouble focusing on anything else.

    Night All

  65. Siber-H
    11:17 pm on February 9th, 2015

    ML, Thinking of you. Best of luck!

  66. BearSpiritDog
    11:55 pm on February 9th, 2015

    Us too, ML, Thinking of you. Wednesday Will Be Better.

    Nite-All – Bear

  67. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:30 am on February 10th, 2015

    ML!…Work sucks!…grunt!…Don’t believe all the guys “who do not work” tell you anything different…sniff!…It sucks and you can make the best of it or you can hate it. My friend tries really hard to make the best of it, but there are ebbs and flows….sniff!…Her and the hotshot are riding the Wave of Change right now and at least he is riding…heh!heh!

  68. ALR
    12:59 am on February 10th, 2015

    Totally agree with you, Rio, on the topic of work. I am retired now, but I remember that work often sucked! But I chose to make the best of it and it was a good choice. And oh, the Wave of Change, it kind of leaves one wide-eyed sometimes!

  69. O'Howlers
    5:03 am on February 10th, 2015

    Agree with Rio and ALR. We know many folks who love their jobs, but they are artists mostly, and don’t make much money. Mom and Pop hate theirs, especially weekends and oncall times. But they try to make the best of it, all while counting the days until they can either retire or win that lottery.

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