JFK And Clipper

“Here’s something,” says Bernie. “A woman named Margaret Reed is writing a book about the Kennedy family’s pets. Well, somebody had to do it, right, big guy?”

If Bernie says so, then that’s that. But just between you and me, I’ve watched a writer or two at work, and – there must be other jobs out there, let’s put it that way.

“JFK and his famly had nine dogs living with them in the White House. Just one living there now if that means anything.”

Hey! That would be Bo. I’m following this, no problem.

“There was Pushinka, a gift from Nikita Khrushchev, who had puppies in the White House, and Shannon, a cocker spaniel  from Eamon de Valera, and all these others. After the assassination, Jackie Kennedy kept Shannon but gave away all the others. Margaret Reed has tracked down what happened to every of them – except for a German shepherd named Clipper. Clipper was given to Jackie by Joe Kennedy, JFK’s father and not one of my favorite characters, on account of his behavior in the run-up to WWII.”

Oops. I stopped following.

“So Clipper’s fate is a mystery. Anybody know what happened to Clipper?”


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106 Responses to “JFK And Clipper”

  1. Melanie
    4:31 am on November 16th, 2010



    "I owe it all to myself, Rockie and his gang, and, oh, yeah, The Little Detective Agency," he said modestly. "But mostly it was me! me! me!"

    The reporter added, "That's the first time I've ever seen a Pug skip."

  2. B.Stover
    4:42 am on November 16th, 2010

    Melanie, I'm cracking up.

    Chet, I wish that you would describe a writer at work.

  3. Mollypop
    4:47 am on November 16th, 2010

    Melanie – How funny! I think that could be true.

  4. Sam
    4:52 am on November 16th, 2010

    Melanie, you nailed it!

  5. Riö - The Evil
    4:58 am on November 16th, 2010


  6. Alice Johnson
    5:52 am on November 16th, 2010

    Heh heh heh

    Right on Mel

  7. AbbietheKitty
    5:53 am on November 16th, 2010

    teehee Melanie is a genius!

  8. Staff
    5:54 am on November 16th, 2010

    OK Pugster,

    Get to work.


  9. Riö - The Evil
    5:55 am on November 16th, 2010

    First!…I need a cup of cawfee…grunt!

  10. Wölfie
    5:56 am on November 16th, 2010

    Melanie, mom and I are still laughing!!! Ha ha ha

    giggle, giggle, tee hee, you are a comic genius!!

  11. Sam
    5:58 am on November 16th, 2010

    At least the headlines didn't say 'chubby pug' since Rio is a newly svelte pug.

  12. Wölfie
    5:59 am on November 16th, 2010

    Wolfie here, and now I'm NOT laughing right this second.

    (whisper) A terrible thing has happened to me. Mom and dad fell asleep while I was Outside and I met this cute little black and white kitty with a big Fluffy tail, and, well, now I don't smell too good. I mean, my fur doesn't smell good.

    Any suggestions, anyone?

  13. Melanie
    6:00 am on November 16th, 2010

    "chubby pug" Snort! as someone would say . . LOL

  14. Melanie
    6:04 am on November 16th, 2010

    Oh, no, Wölfie (whispering back) sandelwood incense is good for the house. Some one on the blog talked about another method for dog coats.

    You got to watch out for those black and white Kittys!

    Wölfie's mom: Not sure if sandelwood oil would help with the coat.

    Good luck!

  15. Melanie
    6:10 am on November 16th, 2010

    Was catching up on last night's posting . . Beauty contests?? Our interests are very varied! Giving a young child more self-confidence???

    Right, so tell the impressionable child that for self-confidence you have to completely change yourself. Jeez.

    Of course, I went completely the other way. My guys are pretty good-looking. I did not want them getting by with anything because of the way they looked. So I never mentioned their looks. I talked about their minds and their talents.

    Hmmm. I then had guys who had NO IDEA that they were good looking. I'm NOT kidding!

    There must be some sort of middle road here.

  16. Riö - The Evil
    6:22 am on November 16th, 2010

    Skunked!…Wolfie’s been skunked…heh!…That has never happened to me probably because I completely ignore Kats who lurk around in the bushes… sniff!

  17. Mollypop
    6:25 am on November 16th, 2010

    Wolfie – I met one of those kittys and my groomer used Massengill Douche on me. She works on a lot of dogs and swears by it.

  18. Riö - The Evil
    6:31 am on November 16th, 2010

    Melanie!… Today you remind me of the Mad Hatter….heh!… I believe you raised your two boys correctly…grunt!…They both are very talented and have the confidence to pursue what they want in life…snort!

  19. Melanie
    6:41 am on November 16th, 2010

    Riö: Thanks. It was funny though when YSAS was riding in the backseat (with all the play props) and said something about not being good looking. The driver (who is now his significant other) slammed on the brakes, moved to the breakdown lane and told him in NO UNCERTAIN terms, he was good looking, very handsome and will never use the words around her again!

    Snicker. .

  20. Melanie
    6:42 am on November 16th, 2010

    She reminds me of me.

  21. Siber-H
    7:06 am on November 16th, 2010

    Wolfie, It can happen to the best of us…the skunk. It happened to me this summer. You can buy de-skunking products at the big box pet stores. Mom says that the best suggestion is to let a groomer deal with it. Mom knows a groomer who applies the tomato juice, and lets it set on the dog for 30 minutes and then BATH TIME!

    When I got skunked, Melanie suggested sandlewood oil after the de-skunking process and bath. It helped even if I did smell like a hippie. Nothing will totally make the smell go away except time.

    Humans take this more seriously than the nation within a nation does.

  22. Riö - The Evil
    7:08 am on November 16th, 2010

    Skunked!…Wasn’t there someone else who got skunked this fall?…snort!

  23. Barb & Maggie
    7:09 am on November 16th, 2010

    Hey everyone, Barb here!I am using my daughter's lap top, which is a little different from my home computer. No mouse!

    I am feeling really good, tho a lttle tender on the right side. They did do the double, with lymph node removal on the right. I think that is going to be more of a challenge for awhile. Gus has been keeping me comfortable on the fold out sofa in the hearth room, which is helping with my doggie withdrawal.

    I am so padded that I look like I am wearing a life jacket under my top. I can rest my chin on it! I am being waited on and pampered, which I could learn to like very easily. I will try to keep current on reading the blog today, and will be back later.

  24. Siber-H
    7:09 am on November 16th, 2010

    Wolfie, I think Molly's suggestion for using the Massengill Douche is the best one. Mom doesn't have much faith in the tomato juice.

  25. Siber-H
    7:13 am on November 16th, 2010

    Barb! Great to hear from you! Extremely happy that you feel like posting so soon. Mom knows about doggie withdrawal, so we are happy Gus is there with you.

  26. Riö - The Evil
    7:20 am on November 16th, 2010

    Relief!…Barb is feeling okay right now!…snort!snort!… I didn’t expect to hear from you so soon…sniff!…Is Gus your daughters Newfie? Have you been slobbered on yet?…heh!

  27. Siber-H
    7:26 am on November 16th, 2010

    Oh Melanie, You had mom putting a few dabs of sandlewood oil on me. I don't know what kind of hair coat Wolfie has. On me, the sandlewood oil never came close to the skin.

    We have seen a photograph of Clipper…probably on the History Channel. I'm sure they found a good home for him, but it would be nice to know what happened.

  28. Staff
    7:33 am on November 16th, 2010


    Barb posted.

    We are all cheering for you. You will feel better soon I know. Just take one day at a time and keep moving forward.

    Thank goodness you have someone to help with the doggie withdrawal.

    Otherwise I would be willing to send Alice Johnson for some furry licks. She is very light so she is able to lay on you and not hurt anything. (In case the Neufie gets too heavy)

  29. Melanie
    7:53 am on November 16th, 2010

    Barb: Newfoundlands are great nurses, though probably not as good as a certain Maggie.

    Hmm. Staff, when I had kats, I would wake up with both on my chest. I hope Alice does not do that.

    Patsy doesn't do that. She puts a paw on either side of your head and then comes licks and slobber. Then she lays down next to you and demands to be petted.

    Get Healthy and Strong Barb!

  30. Riö - The Evil
    7:53 am on November 16th, 2010

    Barb!… I would opt for No Alice Johnson!…snort!… You don’t need that fake tail flipping in your face while you are trying to rest….grunt!

  31. Riö - The Evil
    8:00 am on November 16th, 2010

    Stover!… In an interview with Spencer on NPR, he was asked if he studied his dogs to help with writing Chet. His reply was something like this. If you’ve ever watched a writer work there is a lot of sitting and staring into space. My desk faces a window so I could see my dog(s) outside in the grass …snort!… Not a quote, but I do remember him saying something like that…heh!…Did anyone else hear that interview? It was way earlier in the year, around the time he was nominated for the Edgar…grunt!…But before he ac tually won it. …wheeze!

  32. Mollypop
    8:03 am on November 16th, 2010

    Barb! We are so happy to hear from you. Pampering is necessary, as is the doggie comfort treatment.

  33. Mollie (a black pood
    8:05 am on November 16th, 2010

    Have not read the blog for awhile. Mom fell down some stairs & got a separated shoulder, guess that is what it is, the bone came out of the socket. She is wearing a sling. A week later she had "MOHS" Surgery". Her face is swollen & lots of different colors. She says it is "not a pretty sight", but looks OK to me. Barb: I hope you feel better soon. Did I miss the conclusion of the Astrid case? Probably not…

  34. Riö - The Evil
    8:08 am on November 16th, 2010

    Mollie!…I’ve been wondering where you were!!… snort!…Good grief! Is everyone on this blog going to have to have surgery?….yeep!….I sure hope she is recovering and not hurting too bad. The swollen face thing doesn’t sound very good….sniff!sniff!….Bone out of socket!…shudder!

  35. Staff
    8:14 am on November 16th, 2010

    Face it Rio,

    We are just a bunch of sickies. Good thing we have this blog to hold us all together.

    Hey, Mr Husky. Snow flakes are falling outside my window! Whooeee, first snow of the season.

    I am heading up to the quilt shop, and to have my first yearly physical since the transplant. Hope things go well, both driving wise and physical wise.

    BBL wayL

  36. Siber-H
    8:17 am on November 16th, 2010

    Mollie (ABP) Sorry to hear about your mom, but I am glad you checked in with us because I have been thinking of you. We are wishing your mom a speedy recovery. Nope, no conclusion on the Astrid case, but Buster Posey made Rookie of the Year.

  37. AbbietheKitty
    8:21 am on November 16th, 2010

    Mollie ABP, Sorry to hear about your falling. (At least you got up.) Best wishes for getting better. One day at a time. Just like Barb. (and Staff)(and Dan)(and Melanie)(and skunked Wolfie)(and anybody I forgot).

    Like Chet, two is my top number for remembering

  38. Jasper the Poodle
    8:29 am on November 16th, 2010

    Barb: take the drugs. Enjoy the pampering.

  39. wookie of chevy chas
    8:37 am on November 16th, 2010

    Wolfie: As the other member of the blog who had an unfortunate encounter with a white-striped kitty while in Vermont this past fall (as Rio alluded to), my mom actually just used milk to wash off the most affected areas. She thought it worked pretty well, and better and less messy than tomato juice. But for awhile, everyone around you will just need to get used to a hint of eau de skunk.

    Barb — Thanks for the report and great news so far. Just keep it up and continue to take good care of yourself throughout your recovery.


  40. Gus and BooBear
    9:18 am on November 16th, 2010

    Barb, so glad you are done with that surgery and feeling good enough to check in. We've all been worried willies waiting for word from you. Take it easy and let the others wait on you for awhile.

    Oh, Wolfie, so sorry about you getting skunked! Perhaps M&D will just have to put up with the odeaur since they forgot you outside!

  41. Gus and BooBear
    9:20 am on November 16th, 2010

    MollieABP, what is MOHS surgery?

  42. Melanie
    9:58 am on November 16th, 2010

    Gus and BooBear: thanks for asking what that surgery is.

    Mollie ABP: What ever it is sounds like it would be very painful. Hugs and drools from the Newf Pack.

  43. Riö - The Evil
    10:41 am on November 16th, 2010

    Yawn!….How long have I been sleeping?….snort!… I wonder if Lil Ole Lexi got her Avatar figured out….sniff!

  44. Barb & Maggie
    10:47 am on November 16th, 2010

    I was wondering about that surgery, too. I tried to take a nap after my last pain killer, but phone keeps ringing and then my son stopped over just long enough to give me a hug. Feeling pretty good, as long as I don't move too quickly.

    Gus slept on the sofa bed for about 3 hours, had his dinky little Newf head resting on my legs for a good part of that time!

    Always some excitement here – 4 year old Ben knocked a candy dish into the bottom of the fish bowl that had their Beta fish in it. Broke a hole in the glass and water came gushing all over the counter top, into the drawers below, and of course, the fish ended up flopping all over the floor. Luckily some water splashed into the candy dish, and Kelly was able to get the fish back into the water. Meantime, Ben is shricking at the top of his lungs "I killed my fish, I killed my fish". WOW!

  45. Wölfie
    10:55 am on November 16th, 2010

    Barb – so glad to hear from you!! Ihope you are not in too much pain. I bet you can't wait to get home to the peace and quiet of home, lol.

  46. Riö - The Evil
    11:01 am on November 16th, 2010

    Kids!…See what I mean about Kids?…shudder!

  47. Melanie
    11:13 am on November 16th, 2010

    I don't know, Barb, it sounds like just another day here.

  48. Riö - The Evil
    11:54 am on November 16th, 2010

    Wow! …This big storm just blew in…grunt!…Now my friend will have to drive in crappy weather again when she comes home….yeep!…No good can come of this….snuff!

  49. B.Stover
    12:08 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Barb: It is so good to hear from you. Pampering is exactly what you need!

  50. Riö - The Evil
    12:12 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Amazing!…This image, which combines X-ray, infrared and optical images, shows a supernova within the galaxy M100 that may contain the youngest known black hole in our cosmic neighborhood…..grunt! …I found this on the NPR website..snuffle!

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1289945506-supernova.jpg[/img]

  51. B.Stover
    12:15 pm on November 16th, 2010

    MollieABP: I hope you're mending.

    Oh Wolfie! Someone should invent a deskunking solution. I wonder if vinegar and water would do the trick. Let us know how it goes.

    Rio: I remember Spence saying that also. I'd like further details from Chet's perspective.

    At the doctor's I had a breathing treatment and another x-ray. The pneumonia hasn't increased but it's still there. The doctor gave me an additional med for allergies/asthma and I go back in ten days.

  52. B.Stover
    12:22 pm on November 16th, 2010

    G&BB: I received the map! We certainly are spread out.

  53. LizF
    12:27 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Barb, fantastic that you're well enough to post and you sound so positive.

    G&BB – what happened with the little foster brother?

    Rio – i know, i'm sorry, avatar today when i get a chance…

  54. Mollie (a black pood
    12:33 pm on November 16th, 2010

    MOHS surgery (Microscopically Controlled Excision of Skin Cancer.)

    Only a few medical centers do it. It is done on the nose & it is skin cancer from the sun. Unfortunately on mine they had to do plastic surgery where they took out the cancer. They took some skin from my cheek. Not fun at all. My eyes are swollen, I can't breathe very well and can't open my mouth much. Sounds like I am a mess doesn't it… They say with time it will be lots better. Next week they take out stitches. I was lucky that they only had to do surgery once to get it out. Sometimes they have to do it 3 times before they get it all. Now I sure wish I was not out in the sun so much when I was younger. It looks bad now but I am sure it will get better with time…..

  55. Riö - The Evil
    12:33 pm on November 16th, 2010


  56. Mollie (a black pood
    12:34 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Mollie's mom taking of course in previous post. And with my sling, I look like the walking wounded.

  57. Mollie (a black pood
    12:36 pm on November 16th, 2010

    talking I meant

  58. Riö - The Evil
    12:40 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Mollie!…You still sound the same…heh!

  59. Mollie (a black pood
    1:18 pm on November 16th, 2010

    I know, like whats her name with a cold.

  60. Siber-H
    1:32 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Mollie (APB) It will get better with time, and the swelling will go away. You'll be good as new. Mom has had to have skin cancers removed, but not on the nose, yet. She spent all her growing up years out in the sun and now living at this altitude the sun is still a problem. She doesn't think so, though…loves the sunshine.

    Stover, I hope you are feeling better. They have invented deskunking products. The only problem is that they don't work very well. Mom has tried the vinegar and water years ago. It works as well as anything else. Mom says that next time she wants to try Mollypop's suggestion. I DON"T THINK SO!

  61. Melanie
    2:14 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Siber-H: So that was a bath and then Massengill Douche, and then another bath, and then vinegar, then another bath and then sandel wood, then another bath. . .


    Well, I'm off to put myself to bed. Last night I slept 11 hours. Something I NEVER do. Hope to do it again tonight.

    Good night to us all, here and there and through out the world (hi Liz!) may the Creator keep us safe and strong.

  62. Melanie
    2:16 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Except one more thing. Dan and Zoë finished the third Sherlock and said THAT CAN'T BE IT! I told them more next year.

    The man who plays Dr. Watson is going to be Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit.

  63. Mollypop
    2:16 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Siber-H – YES! Massengills Douche works! We know here because it did the trick.

  64. Siber-H
    2:20 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Melanie, you are giving me nightmares, but you get a good night's sleep. It will help with the cold.

  65. Riö - The Evil
    2:34 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Molly!… Isn’t your poodle “hair” different from other normal guys "fur"?…snort!… This whole douche bag thing might only work on real hair, not fur…grunt!…Why put Wolfie and Siberh (in future events of course) through the embarrassement…heh!…Or maybe it could be fun after all…wheeze!

  66. Mollypop
    2:48 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Rio – I only know what the groomer told Mom. She said she deskunks dogs all the time and that's the only thing that works. She didn't qualify it by type of hair.

    Wolfie and Siber-H can have their people cover the label so they won't even know what product is being used.

  67. Siber-H
    2:51 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Good question, Rio. I think poodle hair is different than other dog fur. GET ME OUT OF THIS, RIO!

  68. B.Stover
    2:58 pm on November 16th, 2010

    I think the two main ingredients in massengill douche are vinegar

    and water.

  69. Riö - The Evil
    2:59 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Molly!…Fair enough!…snort!…I was trying to find a way to help those two avoid the douche bag douse …grunt!… Three actually, now counting Wookie all in future events of course….heh!… Someone here would have no qualms at all making me endure that douche bag bath if I were STUPID enough to get skanked by a skunk!…wheeze!

  70. Riö - The Evil
    3:03 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Stover!… That’s what you suggested ages ago…heh!…Vinegar and Water. Simple and Perfect…grunt! …We need someone to Volunteer to get Skunked again, so we can test the Vinegar and Water theory….snort!….Molly? No we know it works on you…SiberH? Come on pal, do it for scientific research…grunt!…Go out and get good and skunked tonight…heh!

  71. Siber-H
    3:26 pm on November 16th, 2010

    I am not allowed to go outside by myself if it is dark because of the skunk issue. Mom takes a Mag flashlight out with us. I suppose she thinks she is going to whack the skunk over the head with it. tee hee Maybe she will be the next one of us to get skunked.

  72. Riö - The Evil
    3:38 pm on November 16th, 2010

    SiberH!…She will not Do as a scientific test experiment … grunt!… It has to be you or Wookie, or hey, Wolfie, right now…..sniff!…I bet someone has doused him with something else already, so he would not be a good candidate…grump!…Kirby!!! Pal are you able and ready to be skunked very soon and to try the Vinegar and Water solution?….snuff!

  73. Siber-H
    3:44 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Kirby is a little guy with short hair so I don't think he would be a very good test subject. I wonder how Wolfie is doing.

  74. Riö - The Evil
    3:51 pm on November 16th, 2010

    SiberH!…You are right! Of course little guys with short hair should not participate in this skunking test….snort!… I guess it is up to Agent Wookie!….gruff!…As an Agent he is used to danger and potential torture. He is the perfect candidate for this scientific test!….grunt!…Wookie, what say you?…snuff!

  75. LizF
    3:54 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Hey, Rio, i did it, or at least i think i did – let's see if i've got an avatar…

  76. Riö - The Evil
    4:11 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Liz!…You do have an Avatar!…snort!…But what is it? It’s very hard to see. Looks like a small animal being held up by someone…or not?…grunt!…Why not just a photo of you my dear?…snuffle!

  77. LizF
    4:17 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Because i'm not as good looking as you. That's the dog painting from my website, I might find something better…

  78. Riö - The Evil
    4:18 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Liz…Yes do please…snort!…One of Cricket perhaps?…sniffle.

    Wind!…Whoa, the wind is blowing very hard out tonight and whipping up something out there…grunt!…Someone is hoping the wind will blow all the leaves out of My yard into her neighbors…heh!…She can’t rake up leaves due to allergies…grunt!…So why did we move here again?….whatever – wheeze!…We are hoping no snow will be in this windy cold storm tonight…yeep!…She is so afraid of her new commute. How bad can it be for gosh sakes? Wimpy wimpy, wimp, I say…snuffle!… Where are my new toys anyway? …dammit!!!

  79. B.Stover
    4:23 pm on November 16th, 2010

    I think that Liz was number 100 last night.

  80. Mollypop
    4:26 pm on November 16th, 2010

    I don't know Rio. Those pictures you showed looked like very difficult driving.

  81. LizF
    4:29 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Oh good, i hope there's a prize! Hi B, i hope your health is improving.

    What about Clipper? Was he a boy? how old was he?

  82. Riö - The Evil
    4:33 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Drat!….Last night does not count, but boy oh boy would I like to slobber her up in Pug spit…heh!snort! …First she has to have an appropriate Avatar…cough!

    Molly!…The 34 car pile-up you mean?…grunt!…She drives on a two lane highway and those other driver guys are wacked out every morning and evening, so she says…snort!…She will be okay. If not, who else will feed me?…hmmmm. Yeep!

  83. B.Stover
    4:34 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Hi Liz. Did TFAT arrive yet? How long has it been….one week I think.

  84. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    4:34 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Rio. I don't think so. Being skunked once was more than enough for me. In addition to the smell (which actually isn't that bad if you are dog, although my mom and dad weren't real keen about it) it also stings your eyes badly if you get a full facial like I did. There is only so much I would do for science, and this definitely crosses the line. Wookie

  85. Riö - The Evil
    4:34 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Liz!…That is a perfect Avatar for you!…wooooo!

  86. Riö - The Evil
    4:37 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Liz!…Heh! If you are 'caught' being the 100th post, you get a full blown Pug Kiss from me!me!me!…heh!…You slipped by my slobbery tongue last night somehow…drat!

  87. B.Stover
    4:38 pm on November 16th, 2010

    I like Liz's butterfly avatar.

    Good night all.

  88. LizF
    4:44 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Thank you B – no, the book isn't here yet, i hope soon! I think you sent it last Tuesday, didn't you?

    That's the prize? Pug-sloppies???

  89. Riö - The Evil
    4:45 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Wookie!…The answer is to NOT get a full facial shot…snort!…Just turn away at the critical moment…sniff!…If you are really against doing this, then I can’t think of anyone else for this scientific experiment….grunt!…We may have to rely on nature and wait till the next guy gets skunked for real…heh!…Which, of course will happen given due time…snort!

  90. Riö - The Evil
    4:47 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Liz!…Can you think of a better prize?…grunt!

  91. Siber-H
    4:49 pm on November 16th, 2010

    I like the butterfly! It shows up really good.

    Goodnight Stover. I hope you get a good night's rest.

    Smart boy, our Wookie, and he has a lot of hair. I didn't get skunked in the eyes like he did so I would be stupid enough to go after a skunk again.

  92. Mollypop
    4:52 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Rio – We also have a bad 2-lane road coming from ski country. We don't have to travel at a set time like your friend does. That's hard. We used to have to do it like that and it was white knuckle for miles and miles. Mom would be on the phone with Sam's Mom in case of a problem, and Sam's Mom would say she had sunshine and blue sky while we would be in a white-out. It's scary.

    Does your friend have an emergency bag packed and in the car?

  93. LizF
    4:52 pm on November 16th, 2010

    One or two, yes…

    Thanks SH.

    I'd better get back to work. Seeya!

  94. Riö - The Evil
    4:54 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Stover!…Nighty Nite!…sniff!….I sure hope you feel better soon my dear….snuffle!…I miss you, you are not your spunky self and you need to Bee!…heh!…Have a good nights sleep and do try my Sleep Sitting Up technique…gruff!

  95. Riö - The Evil
    4:57 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Oh!…Liz! All work and no play makes you a butterfly…heh!…Get crackin' so you can do my sketch sometime this YEAR!…snorkel!

  96. Siber-H
    5:00 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Mom is pulling the plug on me. Our electricity is really flickering. Good Night All!

  97. Riö - The Evil
    5:06 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Hmmm…I have a feeling our electrical will be going too soon….cripes!…Its very windy out and big ole tree branches like to fall on power lines on nights like this…grump!

  98. Riö - The Evil
    6:18 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Hey!…The storm is still here but it is not snowing. It is drizzling wet stuff…groan!..That means in the morning it will be frozen ICE on the highway…gulp!…Some one here is very pissed off or maybe even terrified…crap!…Well, we need to log off now. None of you guys care anyways…so good night….dammit!…If you never hear from us again, it’s because the computer was turned off and she died in a pile-up on highway tomorrow morning….grump!…I will die gradually of starvation…yeep!…Good night everyone. Sleep tight…sniff!

  99. Gus & BooBear
    7:12 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Wolfie, did your Mom fall first and then have to have the cancer surgery (thanks for the explanation) or have the surgery and fall because she can't see too well with the swelling?

    LizF, little Sammie is doing better…marginally. Mom actually brought him back home this evening. The vet is trying to help keep the cost down as well as treat the little fellow. He has regained alot of the use of his front legs, and has limited movement in the back legs. We have twice a day treatments for him and the vet even suggested physically holding him up and trying to get his legs moving. Considering where he was last Thursday, he is alot better. Just hope he continues to improve. Mom is going tomorrow to buy puppy piddle pads so he won't have to try to drag himself into the box. He does try to get over to it…this way he can just get to the front of it and have at it!! We think he may adtually be up on his feet by the weekend, although probably not real steady. Amazing stuff.

    Night, all. Hope all of you under the weather (or just dealing with the weather) have a good day tomorrow. Stay strong.

  100. Alice Johnson
    7:16 pm on November 16th, 2010


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  101. LizF
    7:24 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Thank you for the update Gus. Poor Sammie…was it a tick? or did you say something he ate? He seems pretty resilient, I'll keep hoping for the best.

    Rio – positive visualisation, positive visualisation, positive visualisation…

  102. Alice Johnson
    7:30 pm on November 16th, 2010

    Scaredy Pug!

    nyaaa nyaaa

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    Heh heh heh

  103. Wolfie
    7:53 pm on November 16th, 2010

    I'm not sure what works for deskunking but I can tell you what doesn't work….and that is a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Shudder….what a mess. Mom will try the whatever it is you call it tomorrow. (I don't know and I don't care. I just know that I don't like smelling myself!)

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