Last Of The Hippies: From Thereby Hangs A Tail

Hippies nearby? I knew just from how they talked. I looked up and all of sudden the butte, which hadn’t come any closer in so long, was right there; but unsteady, kind of wobbling. And at its base, also wobbling: an RV painted in rainbow colors, the sun glaring off its windshield; a tent with one open side; and two old guys, both bald except for long gray fringes all the way down to their shoulders. Hippies, no doubt about it.

“Will you look at that,” said the one wearing a vest. “Wish we had a camera.”

“We have a camera, dude,” said the one with no vest.

“That right?”

“Yeah.”

They passed a joint back and forth. I went right up to them and lowered Princess to the ground.

“Will you look at that. I thought it was a weasel or somethin’, but it ain’t.”

“Course it ain’t. No weasels in the desert.”

“Sure are.”

“Not.”

The joint went back and forth. I stood there panting. Princess lay on the ground, eyes open.

“Point is I thought it was a weasel he’d killed, like, the big dog, I’m talkin’ about. But it’s an itty bitty dog. The big one carried the little one. From outta nowhere, if you see what I mean.”

“What do you mean?”

“Look out there. See anybody?”

“Nope.”

“Then it’s outta nowhere. How weird is that?”

“Huh?”

“Like, how often does it happen, two dogs from outta nowhere?”

“Beats me.”

I gazed up at these guys. The desert was full of old hippies – we’d run into them before, me and Bernie. Bernie didn’t like them, not sure why, but I did, especially that hippie smell – sweat, leather, pot, toe jam – so interesting. I was smelling it now, maybe the all-time strongest.

“What do you think he’s barkin’ about?”

“Beats me.”

They took turns sucking at the stub end of the joint. “Could be he’s thirsty.”

“Can’t think what else.”

“Me neither.”

Not too long after that, the hippie in the vest went inside the rainbow RV and returned with a bowl of water, which he lay on the ground.

“Get a load of them two goin’ at that water.”

“Like there’s no tomorrow.”

“Seize the day, man.”

They bumped fists.

“Wonder if they’re hungry.”

“Sure are thirsty.”

“Go together sometimes, hungry and thirsty.”

“We still got that pack of Slim Jims?”

“Slim Jims? Reckon dogs dig Slim Jims?”

Oh, brother. I liked hippies, but they had a tendency to be a little slow.

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112 Responses to “Last Of The Hippies: From Thereby Hangs A Tail”

  1. Wolfie
    9:32 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Hey, I’m first again! And it is still dark thirty here on west coast!

  2. Rose
    9:36 am on March 3rd, 2011

    It’s winter again in New York…After a few days of 50’s weather, it’s back to twenty degrees and wind chills!

    Good morning, Wolfie!

  3. Wolfie
    9:37 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Ahem.

    (Polite, tentative cough here.)

    Clears throat nervously

    Mr. PSQA?

    Sir?

    We (with all due respect)

  4. Melanie
    9:38 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Morning Chet, morning all!

    I had a hippie friend. He had a very long beard. We called him “Goat.” He is now the CEO of a major construction company.

    I don’t know if he still has a beard, or if he eats books. He didn’t before, but you can never tell.

    Off for the day! BB Way L

  5. Wolfie
    9:39 am on March 3rd, 2011

    ….would really, really love to have Astrid back. Because we are worried, what with her being missing and all.

    Please?

  6. B.Stover
    9:42 am on March 3rd, 2011

    I love the relationship that was developed between Chet and Princess in THAT.

    Good morning all. I have a lunch date so I’ll also be back later.

  7. B.Stover
    9:42 am on March 3rd, 2011

    I second Wolfie’s plea.

  8. Wolfie
    9:50 am on March 3rd, 2011

    We live in the Sierra foothills, which apparently has optimal conditions for growing pot. Apparently we are surrounded by pot farms, which are grown by the Mexican cartels.. It is big business with big bucks. Two years ago, a rival grower set fire to a competitors crop, and the ensuing wildfire almost burned down the entire town of North Fork. Plus all the toxic fertilizers contaminate the ground water.

    Losers.

  9. Wolfie
    9:52 am on March 3rd, 2011

    I wonder how hippies came to be called hippies.

    Maybe they got fat from having the munchies?

  10. Wolfie
    9:55 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Bee?

    I may be jumping the gun here, but when the time comes, would you be willing to teach a refresher course of Astrid 101?

    Like Chet, I tend to be a little foggy on details.

  11. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:56 am on March 3rd, 2011

    THAT!?…. Chet must be gone again and the guy assigned to fill in forgot about the third book….grump!….All I’ve got to look forward to today is the Plumber!….yeep!yeep!

  12. Tyb
    9:56 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Good Morning Everyone,
    I’m back, or hope to be, after a chaotic 3 week absence. We have been running non-stop since we canceled our trip to NY. I spent a lot of time in the hospital with my friend and running a store for her son who had to be with her. I enjoyed my visits to the hospital and I’m sure most of the people I met were glad to meet me. Most people like us, but when we show up in unexpected places, they get all excited. It’s hard to get away from some of them who want to chat and pet me. I see that we have a date for book number 4 and am anxious to get my paws on it. I had a fun email yesterday that I’d like to share with you. I don’t know how to forward it to everyone, and there isn’t a URL, so you have to go to Youtube and search “jungle alcohol. It’s worth the search. I’m happy to be back and hope to keep with it now.

  13. Wolfie
    9:57 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Good morning, Rose.

  14. Wolfie
    9:58 am on March 3rd, 2011

    And Tyb.

  15. Barb & Maggie
    10:00 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Good morning, Wolfie, you and I may be the only ones here right now. How are you?

  16. Barb & Maggie
    10:02 am on March 3rd, 2011

    By the time we hit submit there were others here too, good morning to all!

  17. Wolfie
    10:06 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Now, Rio, Quacky should arrive today.

    I can’t wait for you to figure out what the Inside jokes, and see if you agree with me.

  18. Wolfie
    10:08 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Inside joke IS.

    Darned iPaw droppped the “I”.

  19. Wolfie
    10:10 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Barb, thanks for asking. We are doing fine. I am missing my boys, though.

  20. Wolfie
    10:14 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Welcome back, Tyb!

  21. Barb & Maggie
    10:14 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Wolfie, We think about your boys and your Mom and Dad. Hope everyone is making some positive progress.

  22. Mollypop
    10:17 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Tyb – Here’s your jungle alcohol video.

    There is a fruit tree in the desert and all the animals love this fruit and just cannot wait for it to ripen and drop from the tree. Some animals help it along in dropping its fruit. As the fruit lays in the hot sun it begins to ferment, which basically means: sugar to alcohol (using yeast under anaerobic conditions)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g5BGggzk-c

  23. Tyb
    10:26 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Thanks, Mollypop, for the link. I’ve suspected all along that you mom is more than just a pretty face. I hope to see her Friday and she can fill me in on how she did that.

  24. C. Harris
    10:29 am on March 3rd, 2011

    -30 here. Better than -35. Because it is daylight so much longer, it does warm up during the day. Good morning all. “Sure Happy It’s Thursday”–otherwise known as s. h. i. t. This might become my first moderated post.
    :)

  25. Barb & Maggie
    10:41 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Thank you Molly and TYB, that was very entertaining. We’ve seen people like that!

  26. Barb & Maggie
    10:47 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Macy, Are you out there? Did you read our last comment, posted this morning, but on yesterday’s post?

  27. Tyb
    10:56 am on March 3rd, 2011

    Barb and Maggie,
    We’ve seen lots of people like that also, but they are not nearly so entertaining as the animals. I wonder whether animals have hangovers.

  28. Mollypop
    10:57 am on March 3rd, 2011

    After last night’s little squabbles, Mom says she wants everyone to be happy. If not, this bluebird of happiness may have to come visit you.

  29. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:15 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Helllllloooo Blog,

    Mom got me some of that fruit, and I am happy as a pig in…the sunshine. The video proves that we are all animals under the skin, especially some two-leggers i know.

    Yes Barb, we read your post. We now feel better about the fresh eggs. An elderly gentleman brings some to a group we meet with and the first time we got some one was bad, so dad has been off them ever since. Everyone else raves about them, so we will have to give them another try. Yes, free-range eggs come from chicken butts. The others are made by Chinese chickens in sweat shops.

  30. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:20 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Oh, Mollypop, please don’t send the bluebird of happiness after me. I have already been chased by the blue-jay of crankiness, but I showed him who was boss, and since you did not ask, why, no,
    those are not feathers hanging out of my mouth.

    Charris, I think that would be a nice name for a baby girl, Charris. BTW it is already 65 here. Last night the weatherguesser said that we were going to have a cold front this weekend and the highs would not be out of the 50’s, and then he said, brrrr. Oh how soon they forget 14 degrees.

  31. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:24 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Oops, Barb, NOW I have read the very last post. If you open an egg at 2 weeks, do you get part of a chick. Very disquieting thought.

    Mom went to the bagel shop,(yes she finally left the house)then went to her car, turned on the book station, and fell asleep in the parking lot for an hour. Luckily no one reported a drunk and/or dead person to the police!

  32. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:37 pm on March 3rd, 2011
  33. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:38 pm on March 3rd, 2011
  34. Barb & Maggie
    12:57 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Macy, Yes, if you open an egg that is being incubated, you will get a partial developed chick. People sometimes do that for science projects in schools, but Barb does not like that idea. It will be tiny in the beginning, and will fill up the egg by the end of the 3 weeks.

    Granddaughter Lily has an incubator kit that has a special microscope that enables the students to look at a developing chick without disturbing it’s growth. She watched Peaches develope inside the egg last year. Then she kept her at their home for several weeks, which is why she still likes to be held in your arms.

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:23 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Jungle Juice!…. Mr. Tibbs, glad you’re back. We finally got rid of everyone here and now we can do what we want….grunt!… Seems she needs an electrician instead of a plumber. Luckily, he didn’t charge anything for figuring out that the switch to the disposal is the culprit and not the disposal itself…snort! …What a wasted morning and I don’t mean in the Jungle sense….sneeze!

  36. Siber-H
    2:42 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Hello Everyone!

    Just wanted to let you know we are still alive and kicking…well, mom is alive and I am a real good kicker.
    Mom is slowly getting better. I’m helping as much as I can, but I don’t do windows.

    I don’t know whether I’ll be back to post later today or not. Don’t worry If I am not, but I will enjoy reading everyone’s posts.

    If anyone wants to take a vacation that includes seeing hippies just like the ones in THAT, come visit charming, scenic north central NM. I know Spence is a fiction writer, but he didn’t make this hippy scene up out of thin air.
    “Into Thin Air”…a great non-fiction book.

  37. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    3:10 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Great video. Do you think they prefer it shaken, not stirred, so as not to bruise the fruit?

    Sorry for not checking in yesterday, but yesterday was not a good day. My back was bothering me a lot and I could barely move and didn’t feel like eating anything. I know my mom and dad were really worried, but they got me some pain medication from the vet and I am doing a lot better today, appetite back and I have been able to stroll around the back yard and check out all the good smells again. Definitely a better day than yesterday.

    Someone had commented that they thought that the Laura Levine books might not appeal as much to men, but my dad gets as much of a kick out of them as does my mom. In fact, every night before we go to bed, my dad always reads aloud to my mom (and me too), and the books of choice recently have all been Laura Levine books. This is a tradition they have had for about three years now. In fact, it all started back when my dad was reading a particularly funny book in bed one night, and mom asked what was so funny, and after he told her, she said well, why don’t you read it aloud to me. For those wondering, the book in question was Dog on It, and as they say, the rest is history.

    Signing off for now, Wookie

  38. Sam
    3:17 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Princess! Did somebody call for Princess? Wait, I’ll go get my Wonderfluff.

  39. BARB & MAGGIE
    3:50 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Siber, Glad your mom is better. Tell her we are thinking about her.

    Wookie, That is great to know about the Laura Levine books, because it was us that told Bee that they were more of a woman’s book.

    Glad, too, that you are having a better day today. You are in our prayers.

  40. B.Stover
    4:16 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Nice to hear from SH and Wookie.

    Wolfie: I’d love to teach Astrid 101. Have to get out my notes.

    Lunch was delicious….crab cakes.

  41. Gus and BooBear
    4:17 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Wookie, you take things slow and easy. The commander will just have to find another secret agent for the next undercover assignment. You can train one of the newfs or Wolfie. In our minds, your dad has a wonderful voice for reading out loud.

    Prayers and purrs that all the discomfort is just side effects of the treatments and will be over once you are through with the chemo.

  42. Wölfie
    4:40 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Wooks, I’m sorry you had a bad day yesterday. We are concerned about you. Take care, okay?

    SH – I’m glad your mom is feeling better.

    You know, for a bunny year, we seem to be having some trials and tribulations. I hope Barb’s house sells. Maybe that would be a good omen.

  43. Wölfie
    4:42 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Yay, Astrid! Let’s get cracking! Anyone who wants to sign up for Bee’s class, raise a paw!

    (I wonder if we will get college credit?)

    Kidding……

  44. Wölfie
    4:45 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Mary here…..

    I was just wandering around amazon, and came across a book called “Tea and Dog Biscuits”, a story about a man who took care of orphan dogs. The excerts made me laugh out loud. And by loud, I mean really loud. When I get home, I am going to put it on my iPaw. You guys might want to check it out.

  45. Wölfie
    4:47 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Hi Sam!

    I Heart Sam

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:04 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Finally!… Home and need to have a rest….grunt!….Yes! She’s going to pop in Disc 2 of Justified….woooo!….Just what the doctor ordered.

    Wookie!…Good to hear from you pal. I hope you feel even better real soon…sniff!…No one will ever replace you as my favorite Agent so Puss N’ Boots can just go bury that idea in their litter box!…grump!

  47. Mollypop
    5:12 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Wooks – Get lots of rest while you’re in these treatments and lots of tummies from grandpa.

  48. LizF
    5:20 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Good morning everyone.

    Yes, whatever happened to poor Astrid? When PSQA gets back from the much-needed post-doghoonoo holiday, we need some fresh information. (Where IS he???????)

  49. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:25 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Mr. Wooks – if good thoughts can heal, you will be super dog! Right now our wish for you is comfort. Whatever the days ahead have in store for you we pray that you will not be too uncomfortable. We love you, dawg.

  50. BARB & MAGGIE
    5:28 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Wookie, That post above from Molly, reminded me that Barb has a new word in her vocab- Tummies. Thanks to you and Grandpa. Barb always says “Maggie, come here and get some tummies”. Or if I am on the sofa and she says that I just casually flip over to be more accessible. Thanks Wooks, you have enriched my life.

  51. BARB & MAGGIE
    6:04 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Here are some words of wisdom: Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play with it, pee on it and walk away!

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:29 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    MagPie!… I like that saying!…snort!… Now I have a new favorite group of words I can throw around …heh! …Glory be, I learn something useful everyday here….chorkel!

  53. Sam
    6:50 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Wolfie, you are the dearest dog with a great big heart. Please tell me how Baxter is doing and how your boys are doing. My family thinks about all of you all the time.

  54. Melanie
    7:04 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Wöökie, just remember if you want to train the Newfs in SA 101, they are food motivated.

    Had a great lunch with the Royal’s mum. We laughed a lot and solved the world’s problems. Now if we could just get someone to listen to us!

    After yesterday’s debacle with the 3 hour paper for YSAS, which went from 5 pages to under 2 when I saved it. . .

    Zoë turned on the printer this morning and out came the paper minus only ONE paragraph.

    Have no idea how I did that, don’t care either. I don’t have to work as hard tomorrow!

  55. Melanie
    7:05 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    should be “the Royals’ mum”

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:06 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Sammie!….Just because he has a so-called Crush on you doesn’t make him the dearest, sweetest thing in the whole wide nation…grunt!… He’ll blurrrr on over to the next new Princess he sees walking along the street at any given time…heh!…Mark my words….sniff!

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:09 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Melanie!…Are you talking about the Corgis gal?….yeesh!….Say who you mean instead of The Royals, what a bunch of bull…grump!…The are no more Royal than Sammie is…sniff!

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:22 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Mollie!….We here rented the first season of Justified just because it seems like so long ago that we saw it…heh!… The really cool thing is all the interviews with the writers, actors and even some with Elmore Leonard that are part of the DVD….snort!…You should think about renting this just to watch this part even if you don’t want to relive the whole Crowder first year….gruff!….Good Stuff!

  59. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:43 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    I just love poodles, you can do so many things with your hair. Or not.

  60. Melanie
    7:52 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Going to sign off early once again. It’s freezing here. I thought it was supposed to get warm, but hmmm. Hasn’t happened yet.

    The workroom has less fumes, can not wait until I can be at my own computer.

    Macy: My hair looks like that in the morning. Only longer.

  61. Melanie
    8:01 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Oh, one more thing. Zoë started thinking about chocolate. (who doesn’t) She doesn’t like the chocolates around here. A lot of the ones around here have been bought out by big corporations.

    When she was little she lived in Chicago and there was Mrs. Synder’s Candies. She loved those and googled the name. They are long gone, but she did find a picture of one of Mrs. Synder’s stores. Not the one right near Zoë’s home, but the one in the loop.

    On the box it said, ” I can’t make the all the candy in the world, so I just make the best.”

  62. B.Stover
    8:12 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    The thing I notice in that picture is all of the hats.

  63. Gus & BooBear
    8:15 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    The Corgi’s are royals so their mom is the Royals’ mum ! We cats knew exactly to whom Melanie was referring.

    And, Commander Rio, do NOT work Agent Wookie too hard while he is in rehab. He can certainly train an assistant and then return to active duty when he is back in tip-top shape!

  64. Gus & BooBear
    8:17 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Macy, what a cute picture. Mom remembers getting perms as a kid. Her mom would do home perms and they smelled awful and didn’t relax and look decent for about a month!

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:26 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Oh-Brother!… Kats! Those two prove my point all the time…grunt!… Wookie is not in “Rehab” like low-life Lohan, he is undergoing Chemotherapy….grunt!… Although, I am sure his daily intake of Martini’s has been reduced….snort!…He’s still up to the task at hand…snuff!

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:31 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Photo!…That is not a ‘cute’ photo of a Poodle….snort!…To see a true photo of a Poodle, look at Molly’s photo….sniff!….She is also a very good Agent who will need to rectify her paw-pounding mistake one day soon…grunt!

  67. Staff
    8:31 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    OK, I am home reading the blog and eating some high test vanilla ice cream from Sebastian Joe’s. I will read up to now. Be back in about 15 minutes.

  68. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:43 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Mom and Dad love the chocolate from Lake Champlain. In Vermont. Me, I’ll stick to the Vermont cheddar cheese from Sugarbush Farms. Mom won’t generally give me some unless I won’t take my pills. Guess who won’t take his pills. As Commander Rio would say heh heh! Wookie

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:49 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Staff!….She is still Alive!…wooooo!…It’s hard to tell some days….gruffle!…I think I would like to be like Staff and never post much ever or never or hardly ever or even at all…sniff!…No one would care and some would applaud…sigh. …I would have more time to write my Pug Memoir…snuffle! …Leave this blog to others who feel they are more capable of everything…heh!… This is a big thought I am having in my small Pug head….snorkel!…I will have to roll it over and over and see what comes out in the end…sniff!

  70. Staff
    8:58 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    I knew that sweetness and light Rio was tossing around earlier wouldn’t last long.

  71. Gus & BooBear
    9:04 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    What sweetness and light? We think it’s all coming out the other end!!

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:07 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Staff!….What sweetness and light?…snort!…I’ve not been feeling Sweetness and Light in a very long time now….grunt!…Maybe “coping”, but not sweetness n’ light….heh!….I need a project, I need something to aspire to. There’s nothing here lately, not even our Author, or Chet. …sniff!…What do you in all your Wisdom suggest?…snort!

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:08 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Heh!…Puss N’ Boots and I had the SAME THOUGHT!…chorkel!…Now that is funny!..snuffle!

  74. B.Stover
    9:11 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Don’t leave Rio. I’d miss you.

    Nice to hear from Staff and G&BB.

    Good night all.

  75. B.Stover
    9:15 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    “Sweetness and light” reminds me of Matthew Arnold. I never cared for him or what he wrote about Shelley–the Romantic poet.

  76. Alice M. Johnson
    9:23 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Rio, Have you lost interest in your paper curling? Need another project? Maybe something for your office wall? Heh heh heh. Dawson would probably have a spot for one. She favors canteloupe colors.
    Only day two of your 5 days off and you are already bored and picking fights. Where is your Mom and her paint?

  77. Tupper and Gilly
    9:23 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    So – last night I was trying to tell you something and got moderated for petes’ squeeks. hmph. But here is what happened.
    Mama was gone all day long, doing errands. She came home to feed us dinner, and then had the nerve to go back out. I, Tupper, was a Very Good Dog. Gilly, well, Gilly is still kind of a puppy, even though she is almost 2 years old.
    So Mama finally came home for good, and found that Gilly had redecorated the house. She had taken every one of Mama’s shoes out of her closet and placed them all over the house. There were shoes on the rug, under the table, on the couch, in the bed, on the stairs. Shoes , shoes everywhere.
    She hadn’t chewed any of them up – she just arranged them. then she took the leftovers and made a bed and curled up to wait for Mama to come home.
    We do love this little Corgi doggie to bits, but she is just weird!

  78. Alice M. Johnson
    9:24 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    I accidently tried to post twice and it wouldn’t let me. Said I had already said that. I wonder how Dawson gets away with it?

  79. Tupper and Gilly
    9:29 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Sheesh – ever time we try to post now, we get moderated. And we aren’t saying anything that should cause it. We are going to try one more time.
    Mama was gone all day long, doing errands. She came home to feed us dinner, and then had the nerve to go back out. I was a very good dog, but Gilly… Gilly is still kind of a puppy, even though she is almost 2 years old.
    So Mama finally came home for good, and found that Gilly had redecorated the house. She had taken every one of Mama’s shoes out of her closet and placed them all over the house. There were shoes on the rug, under the table, on the couch, in the bed, on the stairs. Shoes , shoes everywhere.
    She hadn’t chewed any of them up – she just arranged them. then she took the leftovers and made a bed and curled up to wait for Mama to come home.
    We do love this little Corgi doggie to bits, but she is just weird

  80. Tupper and Gilly
    9:30 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Waaaaa! The moderator won’t let us say ANYTHING! Not hello…not nothin’.
    How come?

  81. Wolfie
    9:42 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Just for the record, I have been faithful to Sam since the first time I saw her wonder fluffed self. Even when she spurned me for Jack!

    So, there!

  82. Alice M. Johnson
    9:43 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    there you are T&G. I expect those kats have been having a little fun with you. They really are sneaky and advenurous kats. I like how they and Rio get along so well.

  83. Wolfie
    9:44 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Oh….I also wanted to mention that even though the Tea book exert was funny, it wasn’ t nearly as funny as Chet’s books.

  84. Staff
    9:47 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Well this has been a nice night but I have to go play with letters from Insurance companies and Clinics. So goodnight all.
    Get well Macy, Mr.Husky’s Mom, Melanies Knee, Rio’s heart, B’s lung and Wookie, you sweetie. I know I am missing some, but you know who you are. You ALL get well.

    I am going to eat some protein so I get stronger. Then I shall open the envelopes.

    Hugs to you all.

  85. Staff
    9:48 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Oh yeah, Wolfie’s Mom’s heart too.

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:51 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Bored!…I’m not bored. She’s not bored, she has a project going right now for a friend at work…snort!…Only boring people get bored. It’s about all the quality of what is going on with the blog. The quality has been reduced by a few small-minded beings posting here with the only intention of deeming one of us as an idiot….snort! …You know what, it’s very tiring. If that’s what you guys want to read, well, read it without me….sniff!…I don’t need it myself….snuffle!…We are still in “Mourning-Rehab” as Puss N’ Boots would say, and yes, we love those old fartie pants Kats…heh!…Sometimes they hit it right on the Head!

  87. Wolfie
    9:54 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Baxter is sound asleep on Mom’s bed right now. (Hogging the middle as usual.)

    He sleeps flat on his back, arms and legs splayed every which way.

  88. Tupper and Gilly
    10:06 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Rio – we will see if the moderator will let us post this…
    We don’t think you are an idiot. We think you are a curmudgeon, albeit a cute one.
    The only idiot on this blog is the blankety blank moderator.

  89. Gus & BooBear
    10:15 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Rio, we don’t always post comments, but we ALWAYS read. Sometimes it doesn’t have to be deep, meaningful, learning posting. Sometimes it is just all of us “checking in”. Soon, someone will hit on a topic that will spark a lively debate and a learning session from B. But in the interim, light is nice and friendly, pictures are fun and simple stories are just what they seem and not a nefarious way to poke fun at another. (Hope we used that word correctly, B?) Sometimes we are like Chet…just us, pure and simple.

  90. Gus & BooBear
    10:17 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    AND, lest we forget…….baseball starts soon!!

  91. Gus & BooBear
    10:19 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Wolfie, who is Baxter? We thought your new brother’s name was GusPuppy.

  92. Wolfie
    10:31 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Baxter is our part time dog. He lives with us during the second shift – nights and weekends.

    We’ll have to post a picture of him soon. He doesn’t blur, though. Only me.

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:38 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Puss N’ Boots!… sniff!….Thank you for putting things in perspective for me….snuffle! As for grumpiness and anger- yes, I am feeling intense Anger about not being able to talk to my grandma anymore. We were so much closer to Grandma than She or I will ever be to her mother. I’m extremely MAD, MAD, MAD right now about that and I have been taking it out on you guys for some reason ….grumble!…I’m not proud of it, and I think I need a break. You guys are my friends and I don’t want to destroy that because of this Anger I am feeling…sniff!

  94. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:40 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Annie is like Baxter, she is lying on her back on the couch with her head in a position normally seen only in roadkill. It is her favorite position. We think she must have developed in utero in that position. It looks very uncomfortable, but whatever floats your boat.

  95. Tupper and Gilly
    10:50 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Rio- the stages of mourning are tough, no doubt. Gilly and I have been worried about you, and want you to find some peace of mind. Basil and Sage are worried too – they just find it easier to show that by teasing you. They do have their Katly reputations to worry about – can’t let anyone know they care about a dog.
    You have offered such wonderful, meaningful prayers for Plunderers in trouble. Please understand though some of us aren’t as eloquent, we are sending the same kind of prayers for your friend, for her health, for her sadness, for her safety.
    If you and your friend need to hunker down and not play with us for a while in order to heal, we will understand. We will miss you and your wonderful snorfeling and sniffing and grumpiness, but we will understand. And be very happy when you come back “home”.
    But we hope you don’t go….

  96. Barb & Maggie
    10:58 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    We just came back on after watching a movie and were going to offer up some light hearted fare, but it seems the mood on the blog tonight is serious.

    T & G and G & B have expressed things very well, so we will just leave it at that.

    Better days ahead for you and your friend, Rio.

    Good night, all.

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:18 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Plunderers! … I am packing my little knapsack and I will be taking a small vacation with my friend….sniff!…. Think of me camping out along the river, just me and my best friend. I will be playing my harmonica around the campfire at night to cheer her up…snorkel… Soon, I will be back to say ‘Hello’ in the very near future! Got to go! Times a wasting. Goodbye! …gruff!

  98. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:30 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    *stunned silence*

  99. LizF
    11:37 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Macy – LOL!!

  100. Tupper and Gilly
    11:45 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Rio – take a flashlight, some warm blankets and bug spray. Oh yeah, and your baseball cap.
    Let the river wash your sorrows away with the notes from your blues harmonica.

  101. Gus & BooBear
    11:47 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Wolfie, now we remember reading about Baxter and how y’all tried to make him a full time dog, but he was happier with part-time status. Mom and Dad used to have a cat like that. They were very attached to Bud and were very sad when he crossed the Rainbow bridge. But there is always another baby needing a good home. Baxter is very lucky to have y’all letting him check in. And, of course, he can’t blur!!

    Rio, take good care of your friend during your vacation. She needs that now. But don’t forget us. We have Baseball and Book4 coming soon!

  102. dawson
    11:53 pm on March 3rd, 2011

    Rio: A vacation sounds lovely…and it’ll be nice for you to get out of the yard but…WINTER CAMPING? Are you crazy? Try to spoil yourself and your friend and get back in time for baseball season. I’ll think of you playing the harmonica. Heh!

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