Jim Frangione

Nice to see ARF on this American Library Assoc. list of audio books for younger readers. Jim does a terrific job on all the Chet and Bernie books, as well as Bowser and Birdie.




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  1. BearSpiritDog
    8:41 am on June 13th, 2016

    Buddy,Leno,Hilde are Going to Like this one!

  2. BearSpiritDog
    9:22 am on June 13th, 2016

    Watched the 70th Annual Tony Awards last night. Lin-Manuel Miranda is a Marvel.

    Dawson and MollyPop&LouLou’s Mom: Did Your Team win last night?

    Forgot to say good morning…Good Morning!

  3. B.Stover
    9:22 am on June 13th, 2016

    Jim Frangione does an excellent job. I’m glad Arf is on the list.

    Good morning all.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    9:53 am on June 13th, 2016

    Good morning all. Mom is at the doc’sgetting the results of her semi-annual CT scan.
    Good new for ARF ????

  5. Tupper and Gilly
    10:11 am on June 13th, 2016

    Good morning all

    We hadn’t heard about Orlando until we got home last night. Saddened, horrified and befuddled.
    Humans can be so stupid.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    11:10 am on June 13th, 2016

    And we call ourselves the top of the food chain. Some brainpower should be included in placement.

  7. Buddy, Leno, Hilda, Fiona, jasper, Abigail, Rocky, & Mimi
    11:15 am on June 13th, 2016

    Yes! The audiobooks get some love!!! I really couldn’t think of a better voice for the Chet & Bernie (or Bowser and Birdie) books.

    As for Orlando…Orlando, and the Stanford rapist, and and and… Stop the world, I want off. Entitled, spoiled children. And bigots. Sick of all of ’em.

  8. SnowBella
    11:23 am on June 13th, 2016

    Creator, Please bless and keep the spirits of those murdered in the shooting. Please bless they didn’t suffer. Please comfort those who are grieving their loss. Please please they will know they were thought about in their passing. Please help us to be kinder to our fellow humans. Amen.

  9. ALR
    11:47 am on June 13th, 2016

    Amen and amen. Perfect words

  10. Terry Ballard
    11:52 am on June 13th, 2016

    SnowBella said it better than I ever could.

  11. Herd of Hounds
    12:17 pm on June 13th, 2016


  12. BearSpiritDog
    12:23 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Amen and amen.
    Thank You, SnowBella.

  13. Barb, Maggie & Angel Lucy
    12:29 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Amen and thank you.

    This killer had been questioned by the FBI as a possible terrorist and still he was legally able to purchase a gun. Beyond belief.

  14. Wose-the small and meek
    12:30 pm on June 13th, 2016


    Thank you, and Amen Snowbella.

    As I plan my next day trip, I just wanted to share with youse a picture from a mini-Pluderfest yesterday afternoon. Grizz and I met with Teddy RR, his mom, and dad who are enjoying some vacation time in Rhinebeck, NY, for a day trip to Eleanor Roosevelt’s home, Val-Kill in Hyde Park, NY. The tour was great! A wonderful lunch was served by Debbie, and we enjoyed a very nice dinner together. Grizz and I extend our thanks to Teddy, Debbie, and Maury for such a great day!

  15. Barb, Maggie & Angel Lucy
    12:36 pm on June 13th, 2016

    What a nice picture! Sounds like a wonderful day, Rose.

  16. BooBear
    1:00 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Wonderful picture, Wose! That Teddy RR sure knows how to pose for the camera! Pretty good picture of the humans too!

  17. BooBear
    1:01 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Mom and I have never listened to one of the audio books. I think a trip to B&N should be in the works.

  18. BearSpiritDog
    1:01 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Buddy, Leno, Hilda, Fiona, jasper, Abigail, Rocky, & Mimi, Oh My!
    Dog. That’s a Mouthful.

    Wose! What a Great Photo! We Love It!!

  19. BooBear
    1:19 pm on June 13th, 2016

    By the way, a new Andy Carpenter book comes out on the 19th.

  20. Herd of Hounds
    1:59 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Blessings to everyone who has been mentioned on this here blog. My but our extended family is really extending.

  21. Wose-the small and meek
    2:40 pm on June 13th, 2016

    B,M,&AL: We had a fun time!

    BooBear: Teddy loves the camera, and the camera certainly does love him! :^) He was quite popular with the staff at Val-Kill…he makes friends wherever he goes.

  22. Herd of Hounds
    2:59 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Wowser, mom got a clean bill of health today…3 years cancer free. She says it is because of all of the Plunderers 🙂

  23. Teddy Ruff Rider
    3:49 pm on June 13th, 2016

    It was so nice seeing my BFF Wose and Mr. Steve yesterday. They came up to Rhinebeck just to see me, me, me (well, alright, maybe to see my maw and paw too)! We had lots of fun and Ms Wose is truly a letter and tummier extraordinaire.

  24. Teddy Ruff Rider
    3:51 pm on June 13th, 2016

    That should be a petter, not a letter, but I bet you already knew that.

  25. BooBear
    4:15 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Congrats, Sharon! Always makes us happy to hear good news.

  26. Staff
    4:28 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Teddy RR, Yes we knew that! LOL

    Sharon. good news. Here is some more. My 6th transplant anniversary will be in about one month and my Dr says all my stats are very good and to keep on doing as I have been doing.

    BStover, I am enjoying The Genius of Birds book. But it is slow going because it is a lot of information to take in. I have to break off for some candy books every once in a while.

    I too have to buy some audio Chet and Bernie. Maybe the first one.

    http://nature365.tv/june-13-2016/ garter snake. And Wind flowers

  27. Wose-the small and meek
    4:48 pm on June 13th, 2016

    HOH: Congratulations, Sharon! You go, girl!

    Staff: Congratulations to you! What good news!

    Teddy RR: You make tummies and petting so easy!

  28. Tupper and Gilly
    5:03 pm on June 13th, 2016

    We are SOOOO happy to hear the good news on the health fronts! Youse are some tough women.

    Wose, and Teddy’s family – good for you on the meet and greet. Mama will be in Rhinebeck herself in two weeks. sob…..we wish it had been THIS weekend. We could have gone along to the meet and greet too.

  29. BearSpiritDog
    5:05 pm on June 13th, 2016

    WoooHooo!! Great News for the Hounds’ Mom!!!

    Staff: Keep Doing what You Are Doing!

    Love Hearing Good News.

  30. Barb, Maggie & Angel Lucy
    5:10 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Good health reports. Wonderful news!

    I was thinking, to make it easier to address us just type BMAL. Much easier than putting in commas and &. Besides, it has a nice ring to it.

    I haven’t seen my garter snake in over a month. Either he moved, or something worse. After I went to all the trouble of talking about him in Spanish! LOL

    Rose, I emailed a friend from Lena last week and ended by saying “Create a good day”. She wrote back that she loved that message. I told her it was not original and gave you credit for it.

  31. Barb, Maggie & Angel Lucy
    5:13 pm on June 13th, 2016

    I liked the snake video, but not the breathing. Found it a little distracting.

  32. Herd of Hounds
    5:23 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Yeah, Staff!!! Way to go 🙂 Cute garter snake. BMAL, you got it!

  33. BearSpiritDog
    5:47 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Barb,Magpie,AngeLucy: We’re In Agreement about the Sounds on that last Nature Video.
    Nature Sounds are Beautiful as is.

    Sorry your Pet Snake is Missing.

  34. Herd of Hounds
    5:57 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Wowser , you should’ve heard the boomers here just now. I think there is more in store!

  35. Barb, Maggie & Angel Lucy
    6:09 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Comfort Dogs, K-9 therapy dogs, are on their way to Orlando.

  36. Tupper and Gilly
    6:14 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Barb – our garter snake is gone too!

    Do you think there is a convention somewhere?

  37. Diane C.
    6:18 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Everyone has said it all better than I could, except maybe one more Yay! to Sharon and What a Handsome Devil to Teddy RR.
    Pondering humanity’s good and horrible aspects under the summer sky…

  38. Herd of Hounds
    6:24 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Perhaps there’s a garter (snake) Convention somewhere and all of our little snakey licks have gone there!!

  39. Herd of Hounds
    6:39 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Staff, going out of the neighbor hood today a mama deer walked SLOWLY across the road in front of me. Right behind her came a tiny fawn with all four feet going like crazy ???? Hope all goes okay for for and fawn!

  40. ALR
    6:41 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Good news for the HOH’s! And Staff is about to celebrate a 6 year anniversary of recovery! Wow, sometimes we forget that good health is such a spectacular blessing!

    Also, I checked out the audio version of A Cat Was Involved from my local library and it was a treat to hear even though I had previously read it.

  41. Wose-the small and meek
    6:57 pm on June 13th, 2016

    T&G: Wish you would have been in Rhinebeck too. It was such a nice time.

    BMAL: I can not take credit for “Create a good day.” I stole it from my long-time friend, Fran. :^)

  42. Herd of Hounds
    7:07 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Wose, the best phrases are the ones we steal! ????

  43. Wose-the small and meek
    7:22 pm on June 13th, 2016

    HOH: Agreed! :^)

  44. BearSpiritDog
    7:34 pm on June 13th, 2016

    All Treasures Should Be Shared.

  45. Herd of Hounds
    8:04 pm on June 13th, 2016

    BSD, we agree ????

  46. Buddy, Leno, Hilda, Fiona, jasper, Abigail, Rocky, & Mimi
    9:07 pm on June 13th, 2016

    I should do something about all these names.

    Congrats to the Herd and also Staff for such fantastic health news!

    Looks like we’re in transition. Leno had a seizure on Friday, probably the longest one he’s had to date. When we took him in a while ago, after his second one I think, the vet didn’t know why he was having them, and tests didn’t show up anything much. Since he only has them once or twice a year, he’s not on any meds. Still, I’m thinking it’s probably a good thing that he’s working less and Hilda is going out more.

    This weekend, Hilda and i are taking my favorite daughter on a long weekend. We’re going to Northampton, MA to see a couple of concerts. Alena is looking forward to riding the train. Then she starts summer school on Monday, and I start a nw job on Monday. After getting home at dark in the morning. Fun times. Leno’s going to stay with Melanie’s nurse for a couple days, and we have to board Fiona (Mama can’t take care of her and we couldn’t find another sitter).

    Kittens are growing. Rocky is going to be huge!

    ‘s about it from here. Glad Teddy and crew had some company, sounds like lots of people had a good time!

  47. Staff
    9:42 pm on June 13th, 2016

    We had dinner from our garden tonight. Lettuce/basil/spinach salad with home made dressing. Milk chicken with fresh sage out of the garden also. YUM.

  48. Barb, Maggie & Angel Lucy
    9:53 pm on June 13th, 2016

    OK Staff, what is Milk Chicken? And what dressing did you make?

  49. Herd of Hounds
    10:07 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Staff, Basil and Sage??? Did you check with Golinka first? Nighty night ????

  50. Luna
    10:37 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Today, we said good-bye to Zebbe and my son, Bishop. It was a decision that the Giant and my mama made with heavy hearts. We howled our fare-thee-well, and quickly received word from the Other Side of the Bridge that Zebbe and Bishop were welcomed and Restored to Prime.

    The Giant was able to say good-bye before he returned to the glacier. I’m in charge of the kennel and keeping a close eye on my mama.

  51. Staff
    10:49 pm on June 13th, 2016

    HOH, Tee hee

    Barb, M&AL. Milk chicken is one of those recipes that Mr.Staff often finds that he thinks will be wonderful but which take much time and effort. I made him do most of the chicken work and I did the fresh salad and the dressing.

    I made the dressing in this bottle that I bought at the Linden Hills Co-op in Minneapolis.


    It has 8 recipes printed right on it. Because I had to zest 2 lemons for Mr.Staff’s recipe (you see what I mean about time and effort) I had a lot of fresh lemon juice so I used the Caesar salad recipe. Only I didn’t have dijon mustard so I used prepared. I didn’t think it tasted much like Caesar dressing, LOL, but it was OK.

    I will try to find the milk chicken recipe…Evidently it is very trendy but I wouldn’t make it again. What a lot of work!

  52. Staff
    10:53 pm on June 13th, 2016


    Luna, sympathy going out to you and your lady. sniff. It is always a hard time.

  53. Tupper's Mama
    11:35 pm on June 13th, 2016

    Luna – sniff. We know your Lady and the Giant did the best for Zebbe and Bishop. Now, they are dancing in the stars, where the path is always snowy and fun.

    Ummm, Buddy ….you do know that we live about 5 minutes from Nirthampton, right? Just sayin……

  54. Buddy, Leno, Hilda, Fiona, jasper, Abigail, Rocky, & Mimi
    1:41 am on June 14th, 2016

    Awww…Letting them go is the hardest. Sure they got a great reception.

  55. Buddy, Leno, Hilda, Fiona, jasper, Abigail, Rocky, & Mimi
    1:45 am on June 14th, 2016

    Tupper’s Ma! Really? I didn’t know this thing, no. We’re coming in Thursday evening, have AirBnB booked in Florence. Nother long-time Internets friend is meeting up with us and what not. We should arrange to meet up while we’re there, hey? You got the plunderer list? My mobile should be there, give us a call. I have the list, so will get in touch if you don’t 🙂

  56. Buddy, Leno, Hilda, Fiona, jasper, Abigail, Rocky, & Mimi
    1:49 am on June 14th, 2016

    Oh wow…looking at the plunderer list now, and there ya are, big as life, in the town where I’m staying and everything. Yes! Definitely we have to get together now! So excited!

  57. Wose-the small and meek
    5:48 am on June 14th, 2016

    Buddy: Hope Leno will be feeling tip-top soon.

    Luna: Very sorry to read about Zebbe and Bishop. They left this Earth with hearts filled with love for the Giant and the Pixie. Please take good care of your mama and the Giant. Hugs to you all.

  58. Barb, Maggie & Angel Lucy
    7:23 am on June 14th, 2016

    Zebbe and Bishop were greeted by many of our Plunderer Pups as they reached the other side. They are romping and having the best time.

    That Milk Chicken recipe was evidently from James Oliver. You could tell from the wording that he is not from the US. Is he Australian?

    I love lemon and garlic with chicken, but not too sure the curdled milk is appealing. He called it “split milk”. Ummmm?

  59. BearSpiritDog
    9:11 am on June 14th, 2016

    Dear Luna: Very Sad News for the Kennel.
    While those on This Side are grief stricken over the loss of Zebbie & Bishop, their Friends & Family over The Bridge romp with joy at their Homecoming.
    Love to all those Furry Faces who are grieving and Bear Hugs and Purrs to SnowBella & the Giant.
    I know you will keep watch over all of them.

    Buddy: How Exciting! A Plunderer Meet-n-Greet with the Royals!
    Hope Leno is Feeling Tip-Top very soon.

  60. BooBear
    9:27 am on June 14th, 2016

    Snowbella, we are so sorry to hear about your babies. Mom knows first hand how much you love each and everyone of the crew and that any loss is very tough. Much love to you and the Giant.

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