Last Night At Anderson’s

“How was it?” Admin shouts into the phone.

“Why are you shouting?” says Spence on the other end.

“Because it’s a phone. Did anyone throw anything at you?”

“Not that found the target. It’s a great bookstore. And I got to meet Barb (Plunderer extraordinaire, pics to come) and some members of her wonderful family.”

“Did you hear about  A Fistful of Collars making the New York Times bestseller list – the one coming the Sunday after this one, with the way the Times does things? Hello? You still there? Spence? Spence?”

Welcome Buddy, Howie, Eddie from Seattle (nice meeting you, Eddie!); Jersie, Missy & Iggy (!).

Spence with a special person in Seattle:

 

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136 Responses to “Last Night At Anderson’s”

  1. Barb & Maggie
    10:12 am on September 20th, 2012

    Good morning! It was a great evening and a good time was had by all. Baye and Lily were the only kids there, and Lily actually asked a question in the Q & A session. I was proud of her.

    The evening got a late start, not the fault of OFA. They were filming him in an interview and it went over schedule. After his talk he mentioned the boxing scene but then asked if the audience would rather go right to the questions. I would have liked the reading, but some woman yelled out to go right to the questions. His son Ben was there for the evening and we got to meet him as well. Delightful young man who now lives in Chicago.

    Spence mentioned the quilt and how special it is to him, and also talked about what a great community we are, and then gave compliments to Snowhook for how they care for their dogs.

    Now for the bad news about the on going kamera situation. When I got to Kelly’s she returned my camera, which I left at the lake house 2 months ago. Batteries dead! No problem she said, I have my IPhone. Long story short, Mr. Anderson, of Anderson’s Books said he takes pics all the time. He took 5 or 6 snaps for us, all but one totally blurred! We ended up with 1 usable photo, which I will post later.

    I got a hug from Spence. He said Plunderers always get a hug. Lily thought it was so cool that he has a Lily and a Ben too.

  2. OleyHowlers
    10:15 am on September 20th, 2012

    Great report, B&M! What was the question that Lily asked OFA?

    Can’t wait to see your picture, and we love that Spencer posted Bear and Masquers’ mom’s picture, both here and on FB? Plunderers rule!

  3. B.Stover
    10:17 am on September 20th, 2012

    Excellent about the NYTimes Bestseller list. There’s another photo of Spence and Nana on Facebook in addition to this one.

    Good morning all.

  4. Barb & Maggie
    10:33 am on September 20th, 2012

    Oley, Spence mentioned that they had two dogs, Audrey and Pearl, and told what breeds they were. Lily then raised her hand (which totally shocked us) and said they were looking at differnt breed of dogs, because they want to get another puppy. She said they were looking at the British Goldens (the creamy white ones like Pearl), and aske if he would recommend one for their family. He went on to say that they have wonderful, loving personalities, probably wouldn’t make a good watch dog, but would love to curl up with you on the sofa or bed. He said go for it, and send him a picture if they get one.

  5. Masquers
    10:34 am on September 20th, 2012

    Just wrote a big long something that has mysteriously disappeared.
    Oh, no. Another dreaded “kamera situation”! A certain pug we all know and love will not be pleased.
    Rebecca explained it purrfectly last night. Although he puts us at ease immediately, one tends to blurr in and out with the excitement of meeting OFA.
    B&M: Sounds like a wonderful time was had by all.
    Looking forward to that one photo. sob.

  6. Siber-H
    10:42 am on September 20th, 2012

    Good Morning All

    WOO WOO
    A Fistfull of Collars is on the bestseller list!
    Congratulations Spence!

    Rio, It is an afternoon baseball game today.

  7. BearSpiritDog
    10:45 am on September 20th, 2012

    Rio: Just read your post last night about a Plunderer Gathering.
    It is a Chet-type memory…and his voice kind of trailed off at the end so I can’t really be sure…but we seem to recall Spence mentioning something about how nice it would be to have this very thing! We had been talking about this fabulous blog community that has formed close ties over great distances.

  8. B.Stover
    11:01 am on September 20th, 2012

    Barb: I thought Pearl was a golden color…or is that considered “white”?

  9. BearSpiritDog
    11:23 am on September 20th, 2012

    Did you see Edsel the Pug (Eddie) in FOC this morning?

    Speaking of which…where is our resident Pug today? His Friend is really struggling at the Busy Place as is Macy’s Mom.
    It is a terrible thing to dread work each morning.

    Barb&Magpie: That was a great question Lily asked Spence. We can guess that a new FOC will be making an appearance soon?

  10. Mollypop's Mom
    11:49 am on September 20th, 2012

    I had a great time at our small Plunderer gathering this summer and I can’t wait to do it again!

  11. Melanie
    12:25 pm on September 20th, 2012

    I’d like a Pearl. She’d be easy to spot in the Pack.

    NYT BEST SELLER.

    Not sure when I’ll be back. House has been open to the elements (luckily, it’s a beautiful day). The Pack has been good. The door is almost in. The two different walls are in. Just need taping and mudding.

    At 1 pm Niece and SO are coming to move Dan’s things downstairs.

    Dan was under the impression that he would be able to choose which bed he wanted to sleep in. He is not under that impression any longer.

    This morning? He wanted a 4 and 1/2 minute egg. Never has wanted one before. Around here you have soft boiled or hard boiled or raw over the top of your head.

    He choose soft boiled.

  12. Rose
    12:40 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Bear, I will begin your book sometime over the weekend. I finish FOLLOWING ATTICUS last night, and it was such an inspirational book. If you, or anyone else would like to read it, I left a link on yesterday’s blog with the synopsis.
    I saw Edsel…he looks like a realtive of Beau.

    MollyPop’s Mom: How both those Yankees yesterday! WhoooHoooo!

    It would be wonderful to have a yearly Plunderer meeting!

  13. CHH
    12:42 pm on September 20th, 2012

    A loose husky this morning with one blue eye and one brown eye. What’s up with that? Anyone know someone with two different colored eyes? Beautiful dog btw.

    With all the kats on the board, I thought you’d appreciate a quote I saw, “I used to run with wolves and now I nap with cats.”

  14. BearSpiritDog
    12:52 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Wose: We would be interested in reading Atticus. Can always do with some inspiration.

    C.Hobbit: A good quote.
    Didn’t we see a dog of that description in FOC a while back?

  15. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:01 pm on September 20th, 2012

    GAH!…No photos!!…GAH!

  16. Siber-H
    1:02 pm on September 20th, 2012

    CHH The one blue eye and one brown eye isn’t uncommon in Siberians. I don’t know about other types of Huskies.
    What is more uncommon are eyes like mine. I have one totally blue eye and the other one is half brown and half blue.

  17. B.Stover
    1:13 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Melanie is making me laugh…as I feel raw egg oozing down my head.

  18. Rose
    1:19 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Bear, I would happy to send the book to you.

  19. OleyHowlers
    1:21 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Siber, Kat’s eyes are like yours, except that multi-colored one is more than half blue. And the brown part we like to think of as green, as that is how it looked when she was our baby.

  20. Siber-H
    1:24 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Mine is a true brown.

    CCH I have seen photos of Alaskan Huskies with the one blue eye and one brown eye.

  21. SnowBella
    1:30 pm on September 20th, 2012

    CHH: Tomboy, one of our lead dogs has one blue eye and one brown eye. I am convinced one is evil, but I’m not sure which one. She was on the cover of last year’s Mushing calendar. She is a love an one of the best hungers in the kennel.

  22. Rose
    1:42 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Belle Starr, the next time it rains, I may have to make a special trip with a blow dryer (like Rio suggested), and wonderfluff you and your mama, so your two-legged won’t feel like a used bath towel!

    SnowBella, I hope AJ made it home safely with the team.

  23. BearSpiritDog
    1:59 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rio: Gah is right! Talk about feeling like a deer in the headlights. Where is Photoshop when you need it?

  24. BearSpiritDog
    2:01 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Siber-H: We always knew you were Special.

  25. dawson
    2:03 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Egghead!
    I’ve heard that raw egg is good for the hair. Now we know how Dan gets his nice shiny head of hair.
    The Atticus book sounds good but I can’t sign up because I will be travelling starting one week from today and landing in Montana, Washington, Vancouver and Vancouver Island before I finally get home.

  26. OleyHowlers
    2:05 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Bella, How many hungers do you have in the kennel?

  27. BearSpiritDog
    2:16 pm on September 20th, 2012

    O.Howlers: You never finished telling the tail of yesterday.

  28. B.Stover
    2:18 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Bear: I think that Rio’s “gah” was because there were no pictures. I like the picture of you….I should say of Nana.

  29. Melanie
    2:23 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Yooks, I’m tired. Dan is almost all moved downstairs. The guys are almost done with the mudding.

    I am done. snicker.

    Going to take a nap so that at 4 pm I can hook Dan up to one of the Grandkids for skyping.

    BBL

  30. SnowBella
    2:23 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rose: AJ won’t get home until sometime Saturday if all goes according to plan. I’m sure Luna could be talking into blurring you to the kennel. Since you are considerably smaller than AJ, she should have no trouble taking you by the scruff.

    Howlers: Hungers? Let’s see. There is the hunger just before feeding time, the hunger that convinces me to give just a little bit more food, and then the hunger that lies and tells me AJ didn’t feed them earlier.

  31. Masquers
    2:26 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Dawson! Check your SDD!

  32. Siber-H
    2:29 pm on September 20th, 2012

    I just woke up to the fact that the photo above is a Special person…someone I know. I know who it is, but I won’t say.

  33. BearSpiritDog
    2:42 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Melanie: I agree with Dan and Sammie…soft boiled eggs are the best..but add some bacon to that too!

  34. BearSpiritDog
    2:43 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Barb&Magpie: Where are you? Can’t wait to see the photo from last night!

  35. OleyHowlers
    2:53 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Bear, we here are all having a Chet moment…what tale didn’t we finish?

    Bella, you said Tomboy is one of the best hungers in the kennel. We didn’t get that.

  36. SnowBella
    2:59 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Ah! Howelers! Damn Ipaw! I meant to say huggers. W.L. is a close second.

  37. BearSpiritDog
    3:04 pm on September 20th, 2012

    O.Howlers: I seem to remember something about chaos in the house whilst the storm was raging outside, but my memory is not that reliable so can’t say for sure.

  38. Barb & Maggie
    3:05 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Sorry we were gone for awhile. Had to pick up a piece of furniture for the guest room.

    Here is the only picture that was decent. Bad hair night for Barb but everyone else looks pretty good.

  39. dawson
    3:10 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Snowbella: Hungers…I made it into “hunters” but that didn’t sound right.

    I am done with a thorough cleaning of the downstairs bathroom, meaning cabinets and drawers. Once I threw out all the outdated items there was very little left. Most notable: ipecac from 1988! The item I was most happy I didn’t have to administer: fleet enema from 1996!
    Oh boy, I deserve another chapter of Chet. After I check my SDD.

  40. OleyHowlers
    3:17 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Bear, that must be when we had that big party on stormy Tuesday. We are hoping Mom forgot that one…we did!

    Huggers….now that makes sense! Was trying every word and nothing fit.

  41. OleyHowlers
    3:25 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Barb, that is a great picture. You have a lovely family, and we love how OFA is hugging you. Only thing missing is Maggie.

  42. B.Stover
    3:48 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Great picture Barb. Thank you. (I’m impressed with these bookstores. They are independent rather than a chain right?)

  43. Barb & Maggie
    3:49 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Oley, Maggie’s picture was on my name tag, does that count? She would not have liked the 5 hours in the car. She probably would have like the Border Collie that was there however. Someone made a comment about the cover with the BC on it and Spence said Chet is NOT a Border Collie. He said Marketing wanted that cover and he didn’t because he paid attention to his readers opinions, and so he won out with the current cover.

    Also BSD, I believe, made mention of a hat tip to A & L on page 80. I think he was refering to the comment about authenticity. Right?

    Going to read thw first chapter and take a nappy. BBL

  44. Melanie
    3:57 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Nap was great. Now back to work.
    B&M check SDD

  45. BearSpiritDog
    4:02 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Barb&Magpie! We love that photo!!! Thank you for posting it!

  46. Rose
    4:08 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Awesome Dawson, You can still sign up for the book. Just let me know when to send (or Bear, since he is getting it first)

  47. Mollypop's Mom
    4:32 pm on September 20th, 2012

    I finished reading the new Chet book, but not the way I had meant to. I was reading a little at a time and savoring it. I try to eat a chocolate bar like that too and I do well for a while. A little piece of chocolate at a time, let it melt in my mouth, but then glom and it’s all gone. Well oops, the same thing seems to have happened with the book too. Glom!

  48. SnowBella
    4:37 pm on September 20th, 2012

    After a long night of driving, AJ and Tenzing are on the ferry and almost to Juneau. The return ferry doesn’t leave until tomorrow, where the team will be loaded up and the road will be hit. Handerl Jeremy is trying to sell his vehicle. If he does, he’ll have to ride in the back seat because Tenzing has no intention of giving up shotgun. For Handler Jeremy’s sake, I hope he has his own stash of Slim Jims.

    B&M: Great picture! Thank you for sharing.

  49. Wose
    5:47 pm on September 20th, 2012

    B&M, that is a really neat picture of your family. It is good to know that OFA is so nice to the Plunderers. Wish Maggie was there!

  50. SnowBella
    5:51 pm on September 20th, 2012

    I don’t think I’ve been the recipient of pug kisses for taking us to the dark side. Maybe a dream will be realized today…

  51. Wose
    5:52 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rebecca, Luna can blur me over anytime. I am a lot smaller that AJ, and I weigh a lot less too! :)

  52. Luna
    5:54 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Wose: I have a few blurring rules. Bring snacks. Go to the bathroom because we won’t make any unplanned stops. And, try not to squirm.

  53. Wose
    5:55 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rio, how was your friend’s day today? I pray for her every night that she will find a forever job that she will love.

  54. Wose
    5:56 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Luna, I may have a little trouble with number 2……

  55. Wose
    6:08 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Gus up top!

  56. Luna
    6:26 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Wose: I can make an exception for you. I put the rule in place because of Belle Starr. For her a bathroom break means a visit, exploring, raiding the beef jerky section of any and all convenience stores. The rule is a time saver.

  57. Masquers
    6:50 pm on September 20th, 2012

    It’s nice to have you on the blog so early. Working from home is the best!

  58. SnowBella
    7:00 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Blou is up top. I hope Tyb and Jay are doing well.

    Masquers: Not having to make the long communte has it’s advantages.

  59. Barb & Maggie
    7:05 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Well, we finally figured out why the pictures didn’t turn out. We identified a large ivory-colored blur in front of the camera, totally obscuring the view. Here is the next shot.

  60. Barb & Maggie
    7:10 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Here is the final shot, when Peaches finally found a spot on the table. Evidently Wolfie helped her blur over to Naperville. Boy, Maggie and Rio are going to be pi**ed!

  61. Melanie
    7:15 pm on September 20th, 2012

    A difficult evening. I will be saying goodnight. The excitment of the move? Fear of the unknown? For no particular reason?

    Dan’s breathing is labored. Have called hospice and have done what they suggested. Dan is on O2 for the whole night. And has taken a calm down pill. By the time I go to bed I am hoping he is relaxed, if not another call to hospice.

    He is not in any pain, and a nurse is coming out tomorrow.

    TTFN

  62. Wose
    7:25 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Luna, Thank you for making a exception. I’m the kind of person that when I gotta go, I gotta go!

  63. Wose
    7:27 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Melanie, I hope you have a better tomorrow.

  64. BearSpiritDog
    7:27 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Barb&Magpie: That Peaches! She was determined to see Spence. You have taken the best picture so far. Lots of color and smiling faces.

    Melanie: Changes are difficult in the best of times. Hoping Dan is doing better in the morning and you and Zoe can get some rest.

  65. Barb & Maggie
    7:36 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Melanie, You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers tonight. Peaceful night sleep to you all.

  66. Luna
    7:38 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Have you ever tried to fit a pack of Newfs and their humans under the quilt at once? The Smoochers have the quilt tucked over Melanie’s house tonight.

  67. Luna
    7:56 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Belle Starr and I are sitting on the roof to keep the quilt in place, Masquers is watching the perimeter and I blurred Kat in to make sure the edges remained tucked.

  68. Barb & Maggie
    7:58 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Bee, Forgot to answer your question about the British Goldens. Goldens usually are a rich golden color ranging from honey to red/gold. The British Golden, like Pearl, is closer to a vanilla cream color or ivory. No difference in personality, just a lighter color. I am not sure if there is a slight size difference. They may be a little lighter weight.

  69. BearSpiritDog
    8:06 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Where’s Rio? All we heard from him today was that one growl this morning.

  70. B.Stover
    8:11 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Thank you Barb.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:15 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Chicken!…That damned chicken got to meet Spencer before I did! What the hell!…grump!…I can’t believe it. Look at the smug look on its face…sniff!…I bet in the next shot that chicken was sitting on Spencers shoulders…grumble!

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:20 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Day!…My friend had another bad day at that damned place…sniff!…And she was told that it is mandatory that everyone work this Saturday for 9 hours straight, no lunch break, and next Saturday too…grump!… Because it is already Thursday, everyone has plans made for the weekend, and will have to cancel them…grumble!…NO ONE is happy. Infact everyone is looking for another job. Everyone. ….gurgle!

  73. dawson
    8:31 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Lefty is up top, joined by Frodo whose ears are bigger than the rest of him. Earlier I saw Basil, the smart alecky cat.

    Melanie: I hope Dan is in a better frame of mind tomorrow. I will eat some ice cream on your behalf in just a minute.

    Rio: Your job sucks! Perhaps you could use the old, “My mother needs my help” excuse?

    Oops. I’ve got to go. My mother needs my help.

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:37 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Labored!…Dan’s breathing is quite worrying to me…sniffle!…I remember hearing my friend’s dad labor to breath…wheeze!…It’s not a good sound….wuffle!

  75. Masquers
    8:38 pm on September 20th, 2012

    What? No lunch break! Is that even legal?

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:38 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Dawson!…The only way out of working Saturdays for my friend is if she would quit tomorrow….heh!…I say DO IT! Quit!Quit!Quit!

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:39 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Maskers!…Here’s how they get away with the lunch bullsh-t…sniff!….They bring lunch in and expect everyone to eat while they work….grumble! …freakin’ cheap-ass pizza i bet you anything…grumble!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:40 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Walk!…Its time to get harnessed up and walk our @sses off…grump!sneeze!

  79. Masquers
    9:19 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Best watched Full Screen in HD: http://www.timeframesvideo.com/

  80. SnowBella
    9:34 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rose: This morning, Belle Starr did her outside run-yeep-crawl-spin-twirl-pawstand routine on the bed to wake me up. What a little nut, but I love her anyway.

    Rio: I am mad for your friend. How is she supposed to become an international quiller if she gets not time on the weekends to quill. Grump!

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:36 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Word!…We are back, and we’ve been out back on the patio resting…sneeze!…Our walk was not as far tonight because my friend is exhausted…sniffle!…She’s had it UP TO HERE with just about everything…grunt!

    Photo!…Barb, the photo Anderson took of just youse guys is pretty darned good. Too bad he let that chicken get into the view finder…sniff!

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:40 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Mad!…My friend doesn’t even have Mad left in her…sniff!…She just doesn’t even give a crap anymore…heh!…Just picking up a paycheck. Showing up and plundering through, but not really accomplishing anything…heh!…Nor is anyone else because the new system forbids real work to happen…chorkel!

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Tour!…Is the big twisty tour over now?…snort!…Or does Spencer have to show up in some other city tomorrow?..grunt!… How the heck is he getting any tip-tap-tippity-tap writing done with all this traveling and talk!talk!talking?….wheeze!

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Quilling!…My friend had even planned to get groceries after the busy-damned place tomorrow night to save precious time on the weekend to work on projects…snort!…Well, with working all day Saturday what the hell does it matter now?…sniff!

    Family!…Then Sunday there is some guy who is related in some way on Grandma’s side and his whole damned family showing up at some time – her mother did not ask what time – to talk and get some old photos of the great great great great grands…sniff!…Of course her mother wants to have a bunch of food made JUST IN CASE they show up at lunch or supper….grumble!…So there goes any free time my friend might have had on Sunday…wuffle! …Although, all that food sounds good to me…heh!

  85. Gus & BooBear
    10:05 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rio, we are so sorry work is so bad for your friend. Mom has a stressful job with almost no time off or benefits, but luckily, she really likes the people she works with. There are 4 women in her office (including her) with no partitions and believe it or not, they all get along! She would hate it if she had to go to work dreading the day.

    Macy, hat tip to your mom for staying with that job. We know our mom wouldn’t make it.

    We finished the new Chet & Bernie book last Saturday. No way could we read it slow. Mom started the new Jack Reacher book yesterday and it is the same…cannot put it down. Wookie, has your dad read any of these books?

    G&BB

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:11 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Puss N’ Boots!….The good side of all these 50 – 60 hour weeks is the over-time pay!…heh!…Its all going into a VACATION FUND…snort!snort!…So next year come Hell or High Water or Both someone here is going on a Vacation…chuffle!…And I do plan to go with her what with all the stress of having to deal with Beau each and every damned day, I tell you what!…grunt!

  87. Gus & BooBear
    10:19 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rio, North to Alaska, perhaps?

  88. Barb & Maggie
    10:20 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rio, I think there is another stop or two left back east. Tomorrow may be the last one. So sorry your friend has such a horrid work place. She should definitely look for another job. Hang in there till you find something better.

  89. BearSpiritDog
    10:20 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rio: I wish there was something we could do to help. Your friend is having very tough times in that unbelievable work situation when Dog knows she should be self-employed creating projects she loves. If only there was a way…….

  90. Staff
    10:21 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rio,
    Even Alice feels sorry for your friend at the nasty busy place. Hope things will get better sometime soon…

    Melanie, The quilt is tucked down tight. Hope you can breathe. It might get a little stuffy in there. I think you can use a rest.

    Macy, hugs to you in your stressful job also.

    Dawson. I am starting to pile stuff up for packing.

    Gotta go fold clothes.

    Night all.

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:24 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Alaska!…She says she would love to go back to Alaska, but it would have to be summer-time or on a cruise (in the summer time)…heh!… Both of us have decided we do not like the cold weather at all…sniff!…If not Alaska, then our very own Mountains and Rivers are great vacation spots. Also if something goes wrong with mother, we wouldn’t be that far away…huffle!….Although, another option is the Plunderer Convention / Big Ole Party that might be organized at some point…heh!heh!

  92. SnowBella
    10:28 pm on September 20th, 2012

    North to Alaska sounds good to me.

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:31 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rebecca!…We will talk…heh!heh!

  94. SnowBella
    10:32 pm on September 20th, 2012

    I wonder when Stinky Mama will get back to this here blog. Come to think about, where is my friend KirbyT?

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:33 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Barb!…There is a FOURTH SEASON of The Bravermans….heh!heh!…Beyond all hope, the show Parenthood is back again!….Wooooo!

  96. dawson
    10:34 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Staff: Hurry up! I’m all packed and ready to go! Only thing is…there seems to be a whole bunch of stuff left over. Now how did that happen?
    Good Night everyone, except Liz, G’day Liz.

  97. SnowBella
    10:36 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rio: It is a standing invitation. I’ll leave the light on for you.

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:37 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Golinka!…I’ve been missing Golinka and her strange corgis since yesterday…wuffle!…I dare not let myself think there is anything wrong with anybody in that special house-hold…wheeze!…Am hoping they just need some time to get back to the daily grind of creating Art-Work….sneeze!….Lucky dawgs.

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:40 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Dawson!…heh!snort!heh!…Remember all those yard sales and estate sales you went too all summer long?…chorckel!… Now youse guys will have to have a sale to get rid of all the stuff you bought….chuffle!

  100. Belle Starr
    10:41 pm on September 20th, 2012

    My two legged says I don’t like fruit and vegetables. She says everytime she tries to share, I roll the offending food in my mouth and spit it out on the floor for her to clean. I asked her about peaches once. She said I wouldn’t like peaches. Now, I see Barb’s picture of Peaches. I asked my two legged what peaches taste like. She said, in this particular case, like chicken.

  101. Masquers
    10:42 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Party! Isn’t there a party in the works for Clarkson’s upcoming debut?

  102. Masquers
    10:43 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Carpola! Bear aren’t you supposed to be in bed?

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:45 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Bear!…He is just like Beau, he leave his Logon lying around and it is very maddening…sniff!

  104. SnowBella
    10:53 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Belle Starr has done the same thing with her login. She is upset that I don’t allow her to have her own email address. I have to put my foot down on somethings.

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:53 pm on September 20th, 2012

    MollysMom!…Or anyone really, what kind of phone is that Spencer has in the photo up top in todays post with that special someone…heh!…Hi Barb!…snort!

  106. Staff
    10:57 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rio, I don’t think that is a phone. I think it is a ink pad for a paw print stamp.

    😀

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:03 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Staff!…I think you are right!…sniff!…I was surprised when I saw it there thinking it was a phone, and Spencer being such a techno-illiterate is why I asked….snort!…It is an ink pad of course…heh!heh!…Still this brings up another question but I will keep it to myself…grunt!

  108. Masquers
    11:04 pm on September 20th, 2012

    What’s this about a “paw print stamp”? Are you saying Chet didn’t personally pawtograph my books? sniff.

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:08 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Maskers!…I just see the ink pad…sniff!…I do not see a stamp, so this means Chet has to put his paw on the pad and then somehow paw-print the book – without you seeing him and resizing his paw-print to “smaller” than a 100-pounders would be…heh!…Nonsense!

  110. SnowBella
    11:08 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Gah! It started raining again. It actually stopped for a few hours this afternoon—-the first time in a few days. I need to wade out into the standing water in the kennel to do dog chores.

  111. Staff
    11:12 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Ri-ight Rio,
    That funny little wooden thing on the desk between Spence’s hand and the yellow coffee cup is a…a…ummm…. a BUTTON! That’s it. It is a button to push when you want to get your hand all inky another cup of coffee.

    Yeah.

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:12 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rebecca!…Be careful!….snort!…Do not get stuck in any mud holes…wheeze!…Oh how awful. Youse guys have too much rain and we have had NONE all summer…gah!….Our lakes are running dry and mother is not supposed to water her lawn anymore – try telling her that…grump!

  113. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:16 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Funny!…That little thing by the cawffee cup? I thought it was a button that said, “Vote Pug For Everything”, for dawgs sake…snort!

  114. SnowBella
    11:17 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rio: I’ve got my mud boots and and my snorkle in place. I’m all set to do chores. Gurgle.

  115. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:19 pm on September 20th, 2012

    GASP!…I hope i am still awake when you get back Rebecca…sniff!…But someone here has to slog through her own mud tomorrow and that means I may have to get up to my warm soft DRY bed very soon….sniff!…Then again, she is wide awake and who knows when we will finally crash…heh!heh!

  116. SnowBella
    11:27 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Go to bed, Rio. I’m just heading out now. Sleep well in your warm, soft, dry bed with all your baseball toys. G’night.

  117. Alice M. Johnson
    11:30 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Rio, I know which one of us had a nap today and which one had to work in the busy place with the idiots. Time for bed old friend.

  118. Masquers
    11:31 pm on September 20th, 2012

    We here are waiting patiently for the new fall lineup of shows: Once Upon A Time, Grimm, Nashville and 666 Park Avenue. Another week to go.

  119. Masquers
    11:35 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Good night Riö, Alice and Bella. See you on the flip side.

  120. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:37 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Fluffy!…Oh boy, Rebecca is making me feel like the soft fluffy spoilt thing that I surely am NOT…huffle!…Even though I expect to be fed right after my friend leaves in the morning, then at lunch, then a cheese and kracker snack during the soap operas that mother watches, then something for supper before the walk and of course the ice-cream her mother slips us after the walk that my friend does not know about…burp!….I’m feeling just a tad guilty that the hard working Snowhook guys do not get fed till 6:30 or so each night (if things work out)….wuffle!

  121. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:40 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Yawn!…Goodnight!…I will think about my evil ways tomorrow and think again about how to change them…sniff!

  122. Barb & Maggie
    11:41 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Belle, everything tastes like chicken!

    Also, we love the Bravermans! Night all.

  123. SnowBella
    11:52 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Oh no, I hope Rio isn’t under the impression that we don’t take care good care of the dogs. Gasp! The dogs come first for us, and that includes their stomachs.

    It is raining so hard out there it is hard to keep your eyes open through the water. The world looks fuzzy for the hard rain.

  124. Belle Starr
    11:53 pm on September 20th, 2012

    Barb: Lefty said the same thing of AJ’s wallet.

  125. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:05 am on September 21st, 2012

    It is wonderful to see photos of so many Plunderers. I think everyone looks fabulous!

    I love the idea of a Plunderer Convention! Do we have any secret millionaires that could rent a villa for us all? That would be lovely.

  126. Belle Starr
    12:19 am on September 21st, 2012

    Wolfie: I checked my two-legged’s pocket book for spare millions. After a moth flew out, I found an expired coupon, some lint, her ID, but nothing more. I think she got an idea about investing in Hawaiin pants from Bernie.

  127. SnowBella
    2:24 am on September 21st, 2012

    Wose: I want you to know how much I love your VBFF. She is curled against me, breathing the soft, slow breath that is sleep’s friend. She truly is a good girl.

  128. Melanie
    4:25 am on September 21st, 2012

    Plunderer Prayers and Good Thoughts needed for Dan.

    He’s had a very bad night. He is now resting. He somehow got up and fell. Zoë heard him calling to her. But Dan was incapable of speaking right then.

    Love does amazing things.

    The Fire Department came and he’s back in bed. Sides are now up so he can’t get out.

    I’m taking some Sleepytime Tea. Zoe’s going to sleep in his chair.

  129. Wose
    6:17 am on September 21st, 2012

    SnowBella, I love my VBFF too. I am so anxious to meet her, Luna, and all the rest of the Snowhook team! I hope Belle Starr does, the twirly, paw standy thing when we meet!

    Do you think I will need a ladder to shake hands with AJ?

  130. Gus & BooBear
    7:04 am on September 21st, 2012

    Prayers, hugs and purrs for Dan, Zoe and you, Melanie. And it is true that love does do very amazing things. Give Dan and Zoe both hugs from us and tuck the quilt tight.

    G&BB

  131. SnowBella
    7:10 am on September 21st, 2012

    Melanie: no need to ask twice. Prayers have already been said. Stay under the quilt. Love is an unusual and amazing creature.

  132. SnowBella
    7:17 am on September 21st, 2012

    Rose: A running start and a mini trampoline will probably do the trick. It may take some finesse but is less cumbersome than a ladder.

  133. OleyHowlers
    7:41 am on September 21st, 2012

    Melanie, prayers, hugs, kisses are all being sent your way for Dan, Zoe, and you. We feel so sad and worried for Dan right now.

    Shiek wants to know if he can have a corner of the quilt to chew on. His tummy is not so good again.

    Bella, the more you tell us about Belle Starr, the more we are sure that she and Kat are twins that were separated at birth. Yesterday, Mom came home to find Ned’s fly mask in the middle of the yard. How did she get that off him and back to our yard? We know, but we aren’t sayin’.

  134. Belle Starr
    8:40 am on September 21st, 2012

    Howlers: Eye witnesses report that there is a horse shaped lump under the quilt. Feel better, Sheik.

  135. Rose
    8:47 am on September 21st, 2012

    Prayers and hugs coming at you, Melanie.

    OHs, someday I would love to play with youse guys, especially with the lovely redhead Kat. I can be goofy soemtimes too, which is why I heart Belle Starr.

    Rebecca, I’d better start working out for this now, dog forbid I break my wrist attempting this move!

  136. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:02 am on September 21st, 2012

    Melanie — Thoughts, prayers and hugs from me and the rest of us here in Chevy Chase for Dan, Zoe and you. Hope you were able to get at least a little sleep last night.

    Wookie

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