Last Night In Denver

At the Tattered Cover, Rio’s human companion gave Spence these, made by her friend and master carver Floyd Harris. What a wonderful gift!

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157 Responses to “Last Night In Denver”

  1. Wose-the small and meek
    9:30 am on August 13th, 2014

    The small and meek first?

  2. Billy's Buddy
    9:34 am on August 13th, 2014

    Good morning Wose and everyone.

    What a beautiful gift from Rio, Beau, and their friend.

  3. Wose-the small and meek
    9:35 am on August 13th, 2014

    Greetings!

    WOW, the gift Rio’s friend gave to Spence are absolutely stunning! Such beautiful and intricate work went into making the covers!

    RIIIIIIIIIOOOOOO! Wake up! Does your friend not have a head? Who took that picture? I was laughing out loud this morning reading about your friend not having her badge, but he picked her out in the audience. I am sooooo excited for your friend, there may be splorting involved! Big grin for youse!

  4. Wose-the small and meek
    9:38 am on August 13th, 2014

    AHEM! A VERY important day on the calendar!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE BEST LOOKING MUSHER EVER, AND ALSO OUR FAVORITE, A.J. !

  5. Wose-the small and meek
    9:39 am on August 13th, 2014

    PIXIE: I do not understand how you can live with someone so HOT! Doesn’t your hair catch fire?

  6. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:40 am on August 13th, 2014

    Rose!…Yawn!…Is it morning already?…snort!…The headless person you are referring to is not my friend, nor will she ever be my friend…sniff!…She works for the Tattered and tried to keep the line moving but that all went to hell when my friend and her big bag o’ books got up to the table…heh!heh!

  7. Wose-the small and meek
    9:41 am on August 13th, 2014

    RIO! Sorry to make such an error! Are there ANY pictures of your friend??!!!
    Did he open his gift there? What did he say? Your friend didn’t splort, did she?

  8. Wose-the small and meek
    9:46 am on August 13th, 2014

    RIO! Grizz said those carved covers are just gorgeous. Your friend’s friend is truly a great artist!

  9. Tupper and Gilly
    9:47 am on August 13th, 2014

    Morning all. Rio – those carvings are lovely. What a nice gift.
    But where are the pics of OFA hugging your friend????

  10. Wose-the small and meek
    9:48 am on August 13th, 2014

    BELLE STARR! My most special, sparkly VBFF was up top just now.

  11. BearSpiritDog
    9:57 am on August 13th, 2014

    Happy Birthday to the Giant!!!

    Beautiful Gifts from Rio’s Friend’s Friend for OFA!!

    A Good Morning to All!

  12. B.Stover
    10:00 am on August 13th, 2014

    The carvings are beautiful with amazing detail. (Does Floyd Harris do this as a hobby or is it his profession?)

    Happy Birthday AJ!

    Good morning all.

  13. Billy's Buddy
    10:03 am on August 13th, 2014

    Happy Birthday, AJ!

    Rio, we can hardly wait to see pictures!

  14. Tupper and Gilly
    10:13 am on August 13th, 2014

    Oops – we forgot:
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AJ!!!

  15. Wose-the small and meek
    10:16 am on August 13th, 2014

    We have lost another great star, the beautiful Lauren Bacall.

    RIP. sob

  16. Wose-the small and meek
    10:18 am on August 13th, 2014

    Bear: Your post from last night got by me. Yes, Bogie and Bacall together again and always.

  17. BooBear
    10:35 am on August 13th, 2014

    Happy Birthday, AJ !!!

    Rio????

  18. BearSpiritDog
    10:45 am on August 13th, 2014

    Wose: So few left of that Great Era of Entertainment.

  19. O'Howlers from OZ
    10:50 am on August 13th, 2014

    Howdy! We are hoping to see pictures of Rio’s friend with OFA. Sounds like she had a wonderful time.
    Happy Birthday, AJ!

  20. Barb & Maggie
    11:26 am on August 13th, 2014

    Yes those carvings are truly amazing. What a special and thoughtful gift from the mysterious and invisible friend of Rio.

    Maybe she is in witness protection, or perhaps secretly an undercover cop who doesn’t want to blow her cover. Pondering….

  21. Staff
    11:38 am on August 13th, 2014

    Rio, tell your friend we are very impressed with her gift to Spencer. Wow those are beautiful. I wonder if he will have them made into bookends? They couldn’t be any more fabulous than they are though.

    Rio, Do you know if your friend managed to elude any camera’s yet again? Heh. We expect she did. She is fairly good at that.

  22. Wose-the small and meek
    11:50 am on August 13th, 2014

    Bear, Yes it is so very sad. What is even more sad is that the young people today don’t watch ” Black and White” movies. They don’ t realize all the wonderful films and actors they are missing.

  23. Wose-the small and meek
    11:52 am on August 13th, 2014

    O’Howlers: Since I am small and meek, I will have to visit you in OZ sometime.

  24. Wose-the small and meek
    11:55 am on August 13th, 2014

    RIIIIOOOOO! We on this here blog want pictures! Proof! I’m sure your friend is a beautiful woman. If I can put my pictures on this here blog (and I’m no Lauren Bacall), your friend should not be so shy about it.

    Or, maybe B&M are right…..

  25. Wose-the small and meek
    11:56 am on August 13th, 2014

    Visiting my therapist today. BBL with a smaller head.

  26. BearSpiritDog
    12:04 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Wose: We Here are going with Barb&Magpie’s Theory of Rio’s Friend being an Undercover Spy-type.

  27. Riö -The Evil Pug
    12:15 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Home!…My friend finally got home!…snort!snort!…Beau and I managed to keep her mother awake all night long looking for my friend. I had forgotten that she was going to spend the night and I had everyone all rile up…snort!

  28. Riö -The Evil Pug
    12:21 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Photoz!…snort!…More of Spencer will be forthcoming. More of her maybe not so forthcoming…grunt!…Heck, even I have never seen a photo of her. I think she might be a vampire – or am I confusing a camera with a mirror?…heh!heh!

  29. Riö -The Evil Pug
    12:35 pm on August 13th, 2014

    All!….Check your SDD’s. Everyone but Alice. No need Alice…heh!

  30. Siber-H
    1:17 pm on August 13th, 2014

    SDD checked! Thank You!

    That is a beautiful gift, and I know Spence will treasure them.
    Floyd Harris is truly a gifted artist.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AJ!!!!

  31. Masquers
    1:25 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Spence left the Pacific NW just in time. Now raining kats & dawgs here.
    Riö: SDD checked!

  32. Riö -The Evil Pug
    1:44 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Paw!…Guess who is gonna hog someone’s lap and read Paw And Order with her right now?!…snort!snort!

  33. Herd of Hounds
    1:44 pm on August 13th, 2014

    AJ….just for you in HOH part harmony…
    Whoo hoo, yodel, howl. Whoo hoo, yodel, howl.
    Whoo hoo to AJ.
    Whoo hoo, yodel howl.

    Enjoy y’alls day…and give those Snowhook gogs some fish heads :)

  34. Tupper and Gil!y
    1:54 pm on August 13th, 2014

    We would just like to state for the record that Rio’s Friend is just lovely, and has a wonderful smile.

  35. Tupper and Gilly
    1:55 pm on August 13th, 2014

    So there!

  36. Barb & Maggie
    1:58 pm on August 13th, 2014

    What T & G said.

    Really lovely smile and beautiful hair, too.

  37. Riö -The Evil Pug
    2:03 pm on August 13th, 2014
  38. B.Stover
    2:05 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Thank you for the photos Rio. Your friend is lovely.

  39. bluecat
    2:05 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Dear AJ – happy birthday and many more

    Rio’s Friend – :-)

  40. Riö -The Evil Pug
    2:06 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Smile!…I don’t get to see that a lot….grunt!…I get the opposite of smiling mostly…sniff!…Like just a little while ago when I wanted OUT!OUT!OUT! for about the 10th time…snuffle!

  41. B.Stover
    2:10 pm on August 13th, 2014

    I love that card!

  42. Riö -The Evil Pug
    2:16 pm on August 13th, 2014

    All!…Okay, all youse guys who have checked yer SDD’s go check them again…heh!heh! ….I could do this all day!…snorkel!

  43. Masquers
    2:17 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Heh, heh. the purrfect card. ^..^

  44. Tupper and Gilly
    2:23 pm on August 13th, 2014

    It is raining Persians and Poodles here. Roads are being closed all around us. Good thing we live way up on the tippetty top of a hill.

    Love the card Rio. We might not be quite that ambitious, but we do like to have fun.

    But for now, back to work, work, work.

  45. Thieves!
    2:24 pm on August 13th, 2014

    We are thanking you for the birthday wishes on behalf of the Giant. Our lady says she will make sure he sees the card from Rio. Snort! Cake! Burp!

  46. O'Howlers from OZ
    2:43 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio! We just checked our SDD. Wonderful! And Thanks for sending.

  47. T.C.
    2:45 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio, thanks for showing us the wonderful birthday card for The Giant. I just know he will follow that gorgeous feline’s example, and do his birthday with serenity. Sigh

  48. Ca
    2:47 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Help! Momma and Dad are going off without me me me. How can they go to my bay without Krabby Kat?

  49. Kat
    2:48 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Hey! What happened to my name?

  50. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    3:27 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Big day on this here blog!

    Rio and friend reunited. Great goings on in Denver last night, and Rio has photos to prove it. Beautiful, beautiful wood carvings from Rio’s friend to Spence.

    And a birthday celebration to boot. Happy birthday to the gentle giant and musher extraordinaire.

  51. Riö -The Evil Pug
    3:40 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Intensity!…Here is a photo my friend took of Spencer after he opened his first present…snort!…I think he suspected what the second present would be…heh!

  52. Masquers
    3:41 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Oh, Kat, How could they!

  53. Masquers
    3:43 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Riö: I know OFA will never forget his meeting with your friend. sniff.

  54. Riö -The Evil Pug
    3:46 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Pawtographing!…Here is one she really wanted to get. It is Spencer digging in left-pawed signing a bunch of her books…snort!

    SiberH!…Do you recognize the blue book lying on the desk by itself?….chorkel!…It is one of our favorites…yes!

  55. Thieves!
    3:51 pm on August 13th, 2014

    We wonder about what SQPA wrote in all Rio’s books. We bet it was something like, ‘Rio, don’t forget to share your baseball toys with Beau.’

  56. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:00 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Thieves!…Ask Rebecca if she recognizes that baseball bag?…heh!heh!

  57. Siber-H
    4:00 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio, I do recognize the book (once I enlarged the picture) and it is most definitely one of our favorites…. thinking about that book makes me chuckle.

    Congratulations to Spence on his bestseller appearances. (see the facebookie post)

  58. Masquers
    4:02 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Siber: WoooHooo!

  59. Herd of Hounds
    4:03 pm on August 13th, 2014

    HMmmm, The Wildest… Think we could figure it out? So glad the SQ has people that read him as well as OFA,

  60. Thieves!
    4:09 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio: She does, indeed. She snorted when she saw it. We are glad your Friend took her kamera. We are also glad OFA devilishly asked your friend to stand up in front of the audience. Well played, SQPA, well played. Devilishly!—We think OFA has an inner lovable miscreant.

  61. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:17 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Tears!…Oh My Dawg!….snort!…I never laugh but I laughed right out loud after just reading the first page of Chapter 4 and the first sentence on page 2 of said chapter…chorkel!…That’s how far we got before we had to stop on account of my friend laughing so hard she was in tears…sniff!…That scene with the digging and the Kat is too much…honk!…Standing on two paws…HAHAHAH!

  62. BearSpiritDog
    4:17 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Thieves! He Does Indeed!

  63. O'Howlers
    4:19 pm on August 13th, 2014

    We love that book too.

    Masquers, don’t encourage Krabby Kat. She now has them talked into a Yappy Hour later on. Hrmmph

  64. Masquers
    4:20 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Riö: Kat? We are not that far. sniff.

  65. Billy's Buddy
    4:20 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Wonderful pictures and card, Rio!

    Please tell your friend that she is a Beauty of this here Blog.

  66. Masquers
    4:23 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Howlers: I will always encourage Krabby Kat.
    We here agree with BB!

  67. BearSpiritDog
    4:35 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio’s Friend: Thank You for Sharing Your Amazing Adventure!!!

  68. Staff
    4:44 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio, I checked my SDD. Thanks for the heads up. Love what you send. Oh and I have to confess. Alice was…..ouch!

  69. Wose-the small and meek
    4:45 pm on August 13th, 2014

    RIO! Please thank your friend for posting those fab pictures!

  70. Alice M. Johnson
    4:48 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Jeez it is hard to get SStaff off the keyboard!

    Nyah nyah nyah, I saw what you sent even though you told me not to check. That Staffie is such a pushover. In several ways. hahahahahahahahahah.

    So there!

    She kept talking about wonderful pictures and good looks and…snort. Oh well they weren’t so bad. grump

  71. Alice M. Johnson
    4:50 pm on August 13th, 2014

    I saw that card you sent AJ too – and it is right on. That cat sure knows the best way to celebrate a birthday!

  72. Masquers
    4:53 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Alice: I quite agree.

  73. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:53 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Maskers!…Ooops! I hope i didn’t let the Kat out of the bag…grunt!…I thought me and my friend were the last ones reading Paw…sniff!…I will do a SPOILER ALERT next time I get a hair up my butt, which is quite often actually…wheeze!

  74. Masquers
    5:06 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Riö: Someone here has been on the road, flying the friendly skies, etc. Savoring every page of the new book!

  75. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:38 pm on August 13th, 2014

    BooBear!…You asked my friend a question, she has responded via SDD, after she pushed me out of the chair…grunt!

  76. BearSpiritDog
    5:52 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Whooo! Between BooBear’s Mom and Rio’s Friend this has been the Best Plunderer/OFA Meet ‘n Greet Ever!!!

  77. Siber-H
    6:06 pm on August 13th, 2014

    ditto to what Bear said

  78. Riö -The Evil Pug
    6:12 pm on August 13th, 2014

    SiberH!…Have you started Pressure Drop yet?…sniff!…I have a feeling I asked you this question already…heh!

  79. Floyd Harris
    6:14 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Just wanted to say thanks for all of the great comments on my carvings I did for Riö -The Evil Pug so that she could give them to her “favorite” author. It was a pleasure and great challenge doing them for her and Rio.

    Thanks again,

  80. Thieves!
    6:19 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Floyd the artist: The carvings are a thing of beauty.

  81. Tupper and Gilly
    6:19 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Floyd – yes, I think we were all amazed. How long have you been carving like this? We would love to see a video of you and your work.
    ( just a subtle hint)

  82. BearSpiritDog
    6:23 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Floyd: Simply Awesome Work! Thank You for dropping by the Blog.

  83. Riö -The Evil Pug
    6:24 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Floyd!…You rock pal!…snort!…Although, I was in your work-shop a few times and I never really got a treatie…sniff!…What’s up with that?…grunt!

  84. BearSpiritDog
    6:35 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Treats! Did somebody mention Treaties?

  85. Wose-the small and meek
    6:37 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Floyd : Your carvings are extraordinary! How long did this project take to complete? Absolutely beautiful!

  86. Herd of Hounds
    6:38 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Floyd, great name in our mom’s family! Ya are an artiste! Wowser! Who would have known. So glad that Rio’s friend got to see OFA…sob, Sob, SOB! Chortle grump, burp, fart.

  87. Wose-the small and meek
    6:40 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Maybe someday I will meet Spence. sigh

  88. Wose-the small and meek
    6:41 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Lots of sobbing for me today, and my head is smaller too.

  89. Tupper and Gilly
    6:44 pm on August 13th, 2014

    BSD – Mama says that picture looks awfully familiar….

  90. Siber-H
    6:44 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio, Yes, you already asked me the question about Pressure Drop and my answer was I haven’t started it yet. Are you reading both Pressure Drop and PAO at the same time? I can’t read two fiction books at the same time…only a non-fiction book and a fiction book can I read at the same time.

    Floyd, I think I can speak for all of when I say we would like to see more of your work.

  91. Siber-H
    6:48 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio? Since Floyd’s name is in blue, this means he has a website, right? I am not clicking on it until you tell me I can.

  92. Alice M. Johnson
    6:55 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Floyd, We are very impressed with the carvings you did for Rio’s friend. Thanks for the good work!

  93. Herd of Hounds
    6:58 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Hope OFA has gotten to MA and can rest till nest WED when the last 3 stops on the grand tour happen, Rio, tell your friend she has very talented friends.

  94. Barb & Maggie
    7:15 pm on August 13th, 2014

    We noticed that too about Floyd’s name. We want to click on it, but not till Rio gives us the go ahead. Would love to see more of his work.

    You are right, this has been the best signing tour ever!

  95. Tupper and Gilly
    7:25 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Mama just realized what her problem has been all this time: when she got her ticket for the weight loss journey, she bought a round-trip…..

    sigh

  96. Riö -The Evil Pug
    7:30 pm on August 13th, 2014

    SiberH!…Pressure Drop is so good we cannot bear NOT reading it, but Paw And Order is so damned good too….sniff!….All I can say is we have never attempted reading The Charming Mr. Abrahams and ole pointy head Spencer Quinn at the same time. This could be an interesting comparison…chuffle!…One could possibly write an Essay on the experience. If one was inclined to do so….snorkel!

  97. Riö -The Evil Pug
    7:31 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Floyd!…His link is safe and sound! Please click away and then think of things you want him to create for youse…heh!heh!

  98. Riö -The Evil Pug
    7:33 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Tupper!…snort!…Someone here laughed out loud over the round-trip ticket remark…snort!…It was not me, but someone else…chorkel!

  99. Herd of Hounds
    7:51 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Hey, we here still have not heard (herd) of any ‘maters being chucked at OFA. Wuz up? Glad he has a couple of days off and that Rio’s friend got to meet and greet. Love the artistry.

    Y’all keep this in mind.

  100. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:02 pm on August 13th, 2014

    HoHo!…Spencer told my friend he was totally out of clean clothes and he felt it was time to go home…heh!heh!

  101. Siber-H
    8:07 pm on August 13th, 2014

    HOH…The paw…I like it…sniff

    Thanks Rio, I will click away.

  102. Herd of Hounds
    8:12 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio, ’bout time he went home for a couple of days, for laundry at least. Glad ya had a good meet and greet.
    YO, SPENCE, TAKE THE PASSPORT TO THE LAST 3 STOPS!

  103. Herd of Hounds
    8:15 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Don’t know what ijiot sent us this, but mom is ignoring it!

  104. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:20 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Passport!…That is my only regret, that my friend was not able to stamp my special stamp on Spencer’s Plunderer Passport…grunt!…But she told me she put my stamp on the back of each carving and that made me feel a little better…heh!heh!…A lot better in fact…snorkel!

  105. Herd of Hounds
    8:22 pm on August 13th, 2014

    This is mom’s angel…

  106. Herd of Hounds
    8:22 pm on August 13th, 2014

    This is mom’s angel…

  107. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:32 pm on August 13th, 2014

    HoHo!…I think you and I are the only ones with thee Paw Stamp in our passports…snort!…Unless that Golinka has one..snort!

  108. Herd of Hounds
    8:37 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio, she probably does. They are as thick as thieves…NOT Snowhook thieves. WE are hoping he remembers to take the PASSPORT to Hotlanta on the 30th…hint, Hint HINT.

  109. BearSpiritDog
    8:37 pm on August 13th, 2014

    We have a Paw Print in our Plunderer Passport too! (from last year)

  110. Herd of Hounds
    8:38 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio, we are so glad ya got the official Chet paw print :)

  111. BearSpiritDog
    8:38 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Hmmm…wonder what the Awesome One is doing…

  112. Herd of Hounds
    8:39 pm on August 13th, 2014

    BSD, we know y’all are special.

  113. Herd of Hounds
    8:40 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Mmm…doesn’t look like cribbage!

  114. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Teddy!…Is that Teddy playing high-stakes poker?…snort!…The one in the hat…heh!

  115. O'Howlers
    8:52 pm on August 13th, 2014

    We just got back from a fantastic Yappy Hour. Mom is abit blurry. Nowthey are packing stuff. For the Great Chesapeake Eastern Shore. Sniff

  116. O'Howlers
    8:52 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Egads! So many typos. Say G’Night Mom.

  117. Teddy Ruff Rider
    8:59 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio. You found me out (but don’t tell my maw and paw). My last bid was to see your three slim jims and raise you five. I won too.

  118. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:00 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Howlers!… I sometimes wonder if my friend could drink your friend under the table or vice-versa…snort!…Then I remember you getting the last beer from that Seavey guy. So I think you might win. My bet is on you!..heh!heh!

  119. Herd of Hounds
    9:15 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Y’all are funny. nighty night from here.

  120. Siber-H
    9:17 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio, For a week or so your friend could drink the Howlers under the table…one of the benefits of at living at the altitude we do.

  121. BearSpiritDog
    9:23 pm on August 13th, 2014

    The Rain kept us up last night.
    Time to Snuggle Up with PAw And Order – Bear

  122. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Hawk!…Baby Hawk Down…snuff!…We have a hawks nest in our front tree and the baby hawk has fallen out twice now…grunt!…All the gals here are worrit that the Kats will take him out tonight, but they do not know what to do for him…sniff!

  123. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Lester!…sniff!…Maybe Staff can help…wheeze!

  124. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:30 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Paw!…Lester has a hurt left paw…sniff!…He is favoring it in this close-up photo. My friend saw his Maw and Paw circling so she got out of the way really quickly…wheeze!…They know he is down and we are hoping he can fly with a bum claw…sniff!…Fly Lester! Fly!

  125. Riö -The Evil Pug
    9:34 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Hey!….Here is her mother giving away my food in an attempt to feed Lester…sniff!…I’m not sure I am okay with this or not…grumble!..He is eyeing my food, that’s for sure…sniff!

  126. Thieves!
    9:41 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Thick as thieves! We like that saying. Does it apply to us even though we are tall and lanky?

    Lester! Maybe Beau can heal Lester with the laying on of paws.

  127. Alice M. Johnson
    9:42 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio, It is natural for fledgling birds to be on the ground. So leave it alone. If you are worried call a raptor rehab center.

    Here is a link about fledglings.
    http://theraptortrust.org/the-birds/injured/fledglings/

  128. Siber-H
    9:43 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio, Google Wildlife Rescue in Denver, CO. There are several listed. It is after hours, but maybe someone would return a phone call. That is the way it works here.
    They could tell you what to do.

  129. Thieves!
    9:45 pm on August 13th, 2014

    How did Lester like the zinger?

  130. Tupper and Gilly
    9:46 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Rio – see if there is a wildlife or raptor rehabilitator in your area and call them quick. That baby won’t make it through the night without help.

  131. Alice M. Johnson
    9:47 pm on August 13th, 2014

    and here is a Colorado Raptor rehab center.

    http://www.rmrp.org/

    You can call them if you are worried and they can tell you if there is another one closer to you.

    Staff once had to take a young Red-tailed Hawk 120 miles to a rehabber. They kept it in their barn over the winter and it left the next spring. She kept it in the spare bedroom overnight until she and Mr.Staff could make the trip. We wanted in that room really bad, but she would not let us in. Grump.

    The feet are the most dangerous part so you tell you maw to keep away from that baby. The parents will keep feeding it.

  132. Mollypop's Mom
    9:48 pm on August 13th, 2014

    We are always concerned about baby falcons. The parents make their nests in our downtown buildings and when the babies fledge they flutter down to the streets in downtown Buffalo. Traffic is stopped and special crews come out to rescue the babies.

  133. Alice M. Johnson
    9:50 pm on August 13th, 2014

    I know a couple of rehabbers and they say more problems are caused by people ‘rescuing’ fledglings than by leaving them alone. Call before you do anything.

  134. Alice M. Johnson
    9:52 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Emergency On-Call: 970-222-0322 for raptor rehabbers in Ft Collins.

  135. Alice M. Johnson
    9:54 pm on August 13th, 2014

    The rehabbers told me to feed the hawk raw meat. Don’t give it cooked or processed food. It doesn’t mind chicken with the bones in….obviously.

    Sorry Fern.

  136. Barb & Maggie
    9:56 pm on August 13th, 2014

    I know the rehabbers here say never to feed a wild creature. We have a place called Fellow Mortals that takes in wild creatures and releases them when they are recovered. Is there anything like that in your area? He looks big enough to fly, but not sure how the injured foot affects him. Can you call and ask questions somewhere?

  137. Siber-H
    10:05 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Colorado State University has an excellent vet school at Ft. Collins. I like the Ft. Collins phone number.

  138. Staff
    10:07 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Alice seems to have the hawk info figured out. I am just about to take out two more loaves of B’s Zucchini bread (made with yellow summer squash, not zucchini) Oops, there goes the timer….

  139. Barb & Maggie
    10:11 pm on August 13th, 2014

    I see that you had plenty of good advice by the time we posted. I think Staff and Alice gave you good information. The parents will feed him so definitely don’t let maw give him zingers. Hopefully you can reach someone at one of those rehab places and they can tell you exactly what to do.

    Night all. Good luck, Lester.

  140. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:28 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Too Late!…Her mother is on a mission..grunt!…The little guy is in a cage and being given food and water till the morning…sniff!…She pretty much thinks my friend knows nothing so there you have it…grumble!

  141. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:34 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Food!…My friend convinced her mother to switch out crappy food for raw chicken and she will give her the number to call in the morning…sniff!…Thanks for all your excellent advice so far,,,wheeze!

  142. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:40 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Kats!…See the really bad thing around here is there are ferral kats and her mother was worried the little guy would not survive till morning sitting on the ground….sniff!…So that is why she felt compelled to move him. It may or may not have been the right thing to do…grunt!

  143. Staff
    10:59 pm on August 13th, 2014

    It is what it is.

    Rio, in the upset about the hawk, did you miss the news about Tulo??? Mr.Staff just told me.

  144. Staff
    11:07 pm on August 13th, 2014
  145. Siber-H
    11:08 pm on August 13th, 2014

    I found the Tulo news on the Rockies website…poor guy, sniff

    The Hawk wouldn’t have survived a night on the ground in my neighborhood either.

    Night All

  146. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:08 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Tulo!…I have my paws over my ears…sniff!…Please do not tell me anything. I cannot take it right now…weep!sob!weep!

  147. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:15 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Floyd!…On the brighter side, we saw Floyd on our walk tonight and my friend told him how interested youse guys are about his work and that he should answer some of your questions…snort!…Once he posted he took off to do other stuff. He had no idea there would be posts for him after he said thanks…heh!…So hopefully he will be back here one day. I think he will… chuffle!

  148. Staff
    11:24 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Time for bed here. Alice is trying to lay on the keyboard and she is getting fur all over everything. Not on the Zucchini bread though. It is safely far away from fur!.

    Nighty Zucchini bread!

  149. MTMP
    11:31 pm on August 13th, 2014

    Teddy, I am relieved that you are not the one with the cigar.

    Love the carvings too. Rio’s friend’s cover is blown!

    Mom’s mom finally got her first treatment today, thank goodness.

    Happy birthday Mr. Dreamy AJ

  150. MTMP
    11:32 pm on August 13th, 2014

    AJ

  151. Floyd Harris
    12:55 am on August 14th, 2014

    Well again thanks to everyone’s comments on my carvings.:)

    As Rio said, he and his best friend stopped by this evening to update me on all of the questions that are being asked me and my wood carvings. I do need to get some of my latest work posted up to my site, yes it is a safe place to visit and comments are always welcome :) but until then I do have 2 Facebook pages for those who would like to see more. Hope the links work!

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ringneckblues-Wood-Carvings/105022869563260?ref=hl

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wood-Carvings-By-RingNeckBlues/119565488061426?ref=hl

  152. Floyd Harris
    1:12 am on August 14th, 2014

    I have been doing this since the fall of 2007 after my retirement for Eastman Kodak in Windsor, Co.

    I do all of my carvings with a computerized woodcarving machine (cnc). I sure hope everyone did not think I carved these by hand! As my daughter calls it “the lazy mans way of woodcarving”!

    All of the design work is done with the software that comes with the machine and you are only limited by your imagination. I get most of my inspiration from what the customer wants to do and Rio and friend was a great inspiration on these.

    Speaking of Rio, my dog Jasmine, Jazz as I call here, sure enjoys is neighborhood walks and loves to play kissy noses through the fence.

  153. Barb & Maggie
    8:54 am on August 14th, 2014

    Hope Lester survived the night. One of the links put up by Alice said never to use a wire cage, but transport in a cardboard box if taking to a rehab center.

    Also, we are really dumb here – what is MTMP? Know it is Macy’s mom, but not getting the initials.

  154. Herd of Hounds
    8:58 am on August 14th, 2014

    (Macy The Min-Pin)

  155. Billy's Buddy
    10:31 am on August 14th, 2014

    Rio, Floyd says you play kissy noses with Jazz.

    I’m a little jealous.

  156. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:33 am on August 14th, 2014

    Snort!…Floyd is a tattle-tail…sniff!…That there photo of Jazz doesn’t do her justice. She is a real looker!…chuffle!

  157. Billy's Buddy
    10:58 am on August 14th, 2014

    Does she play kissy noses with Beau too? Or is she a one-pug girl?

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