Medwick Ducky Medwick

“Interesting recipes were turning up down below yesterday,” Spence says.

Recipes? That has something to do with food. I open my eyes. But why? I can hear just as well with them closed. I close them. I open them. I close them.

“What’s he doing?” Admin says.

“No idea,” says Spence. “Did you see that message from your dad?”


“About Quacky Baseball. He got himself a copy down in Florida, caught the Medwick Ducky reference. He wanted you to know that as a little kid he saw Ducky Medwick playing for the Cardinals against the Braves.”

“Cool. The Boston Braves, of course. He must also be one of the only people around who saw Babe Ruth hit a home run in both leagues.”

“Should we give him a call?”

“Not now. He’ll be at the gym. Also we’ve got to figure out this whole patch thing, design and manufacture.”

“Sounds like a project for tomorrow.”

Welcome dude who fell into a tough life, Nanna, shotgun rider (what a pic!), Texan partier.


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141 Responses to “Medwick Ducky Medwick”

  1. Rose
    9:45 am on April 7th, 2011

    Good Morning All!

    Another rainy day in New York. My beloved Yankees were rained out last night, and will play an afternoon game today.

    Bravo on another great review, Spence! I think this time the reviewer actually read the book!

  2. Wolfie
    9:46 am on April 7th, 2011

    Good morning, all.

    Patch thing? This is getting better and better!

    I love our new friends! And I haven’t even met them. But I love the photos. They made me laugh. Hey guys, jump in and say hello sometime.

  3. Melanie
    9:48 am on April 7th, 2011

    ROSE!! You missed the party last night!

    I want a patch, Wölfie that would be awesome.

    In the middle of working for YSAS, will be back later, but Zoe watched the third egg hatch last night!

  4. Sam
    9:48 am on April 7th, 2011

    Rio, we loved your write-up. Just one small thing: it needs to have Wonderfluff added.

  5. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:53 am on April 7th, 2011

    Recipes!… Okay, so that tells me Chet does not like the note I wrote up about the Plunderers…grunt!…I will not be sending it on to Rebbecca… snort!

  6. Wolfie
    9:59 am on April 7th, 2011

    Now, Rio, don’t get all poodled up. I’m sure he loved it. And if you don’t send it, I will.

  7. Melanie
    10:01 am on April 7th, 2011

    Eagle watch!

  8. Melanie
    10:02 am on April 7th, 2011

    Eagle watch!

  9. Rose
    10:07 am on April 7th, 2011

    Hi Melanie:

    Sorry I missed the festivities! Can you give me the cliff notes???

  10. Rose
    10:08 am on April 7th, 2011

    The baby eagles are so cute!

  11. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:11 am on April 7th, 2011

    Wolfie!…It’s not yours to send so keep your paws off of it or else….grump!…Besides it’s not finished yet. ….growl!

  12. dawson
    10:18 am on April 7th, 2011

    Good morning everyone.
    Thanks for the baby birdie pictures.
    Rio: One thing I think should be mentioned about the Plunderers on the Snowhook write-up is that so many of us are rescues. Rebecca and AJ do a fair amount of rescue-ing and I’m sure they would be interested.
    Me too! I want a patch.

  13. B.Stover
    10:29 am on April 7th, 2011

    Chet: Please keep your eyes open because I’d like to know more about the patch design. Good review except they have the wrong cover.

    Rio: What has to be done to finish your summary? Spence likes it.

    Good morning all.

  14. Chet The Dog
    10:30 am on April 7th, 2011

    From Spence: Rio! Send the write up! To Rebecca!

  15. Barb & Maggie
    10:40 am on April 7th, 2011

    OK Rio, Now you have the official go-ahead! Add the maurading goats and send it!

    We liked the Fresh review. Better than most, and we agree, it seems the writer actually read it.

    Great party last night. We will be printing some of the recipes for future enjoyment. Thanks again to T & G’s mama.

    That had to be a new record for posts, or close to it.

  16. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:40 am on April 7th, 2011

    Good morning,y’all! Yippee, Rio got the stamp of approval from Spence — so do like he says and send it to Rebecca! And stop grumping!!!

    T&G: I’m soooo sorry I missed the party last night. Mom was painting and the paint fumes must have messed up my mind! I’m especially sorry I missed the Kirby’s Buried Treasure Soup — I can’t believe you named a soup after me. I’m so honored!!!

    (Speaking of buried treasure — I already unburied my bone and ate it — it’s so nice to be able to eat on my own schedule instead of when Mom and Dad think about feeding me!)

  17. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:41 am on April 7th, 2011

    Snort! ….Yes Sir!…grovel!

  18. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 am on April 7th, 2011

    Teeth!…Does it seem like Spencer had his teeth clenched when he posted that note?…heh!snort!heh!

  19. Barb & Maggie
    11:02 am on April 7th, 2011

    Love that new Boxer riding shotgun. Did you see the lip action?

  20. Siber-H
    11:34 am on April 7th, 2011

    Rio, I like Dawson’s idea of mentioning in your writeup that so many of us are rescues. And, NO, Spence did not have his teeth clenched when he posted the note.

  21. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:36 am on April 7th, 2011

    Besides, I don’t think we should mention t-e-e-t-h anymore — we’ll get another 5-part serial about the matter!!!

  22. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:39 am on April 7th, 2011

    Spencer!….Hmm, he seemed a little on edge to me…heh!….My friend says I have a way of doing that to people….sniff!

  23. B.Stover
    11:40 am on April 7th, 2011

    Oh, Rio, you’re cracking me up!

    This Sunday the new Upstairs Downstairs series begins on PBS…9PM Eastern Daylight Time.

    I’m having the most delicious coffee (yes, I am late this morning). It’s a new flavor that I ordered from Counter Culture Coffee: Jagong. It arrived this morning just in time. Tasting notes on the label: “Deep notes of dark chocolate and spice layer atop a heavy, syrupy body. Just a touch of fruit rounds out the experience–mouthwateringly profound and intense.” (That could almost be a poem couldn’t it….except for the “mouthwateringly”–too awkward.)

  24. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:41 am on April 7th, 2011

    We all have our teeth clenched when dealing with pugspublishing.

    Looks like a great party. We hope to make the next one.

    Wolfie, did you tell your mom that mom’s WWF name is homer girl with a space?

  25. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:41 am on April 7th, 2011

    We all have our teeth clenched when dealing with pugspublishing.

    Looks like a great party. We hope to make the next one.

    Wolfie, did you tell your mom that mom’s WWF name is homer girl with a space?

  26. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:43 am on April 7th, 2011

    Sox!… Maybe Spencer is uptight because his beloved Red Sox have lost 5 games in a row!…heh!

  27. Siber-H
    11:44 am on April 7th, 2011

    Macy, How about those Texas Rangers!! Woo Woo

  28. BearSpiritDog
    11:45 am on April 7th, 2011

    The last thing I remember is reading Rio’s notes to Rebecca, when suddenly we fell off the Grid. Note to Rio: We loved reading the background on Chet and the Plunderers.

    T&G: Looks like it was a fabulous party with a wonderful variety of soups and salads. The Corn Chowder would have been especially welcome, as it is still quite chilly here in the Northwest.

    Ponderding…could being on the Dark Side have had something to do with our aborted flight? Next time we plan on arriving early with the correct coordinates.

    Going now to have some breakfast and catch up on yesterday’s posts. Have a good day everyone.


  29. B.Stover
    12:02 pm on April 7th, 2011

    What does WBL mean?

    Rio: Spence is not uptight and his (whispering: teeth) are not clenched. He may have let out a sigh of exasperation as he hit the submit button…

  30. OleyHowlers
    12:02 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Hello all. That was some party. We printed off the recipes which we will definitely be tryng again.
    Patch! We want a patch !!! Will we all get one or is that just for the Snowhook team? But we are members of the team, right?

    Mom is so happy and relieved today because that 3rd eaglet has finally hatched. Thanks for posting pics Melanie. BTW… what is YSAS?

    B: You are so much more observant than us, but why do you say Fresh Pick used the wrong cover?

  31. OleyHowlers
    12:05 pm on April 7th, 2011

    aaah … we clicked on the “correct” cover and now we got a new page with Slow Dancing ! LOL

  32. Barb & Maggie
    12:45 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Oley, We are going to jump in here with an answer for you – YOUNG STARVING ACTOR SON of Melanies. As apposed to OLDER TATOO ARTIST SON. Hoe we got those right.

    Also, the cover shows Chet with a white ear. The cover we have has him more shadowed. Is that the difference, Bee?

  33. Melanie
    12:48 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Dawson was a rescue?

    Confused here. Whoa, now the eagles have brought up a huge fish. You can just see it’s tail.

  34. Mollie (a black poodle)
    12:48 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Rio: Just read your “background story”. It is great. I am saving it.

    Reward is now up to $100,000 for the capture of the guys that attacked the Giant’s fan.

    Melanie: Thanks for the Eagle pics.

  35. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:53 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Wow, those eagles sure have a varied diet — rabbit, bird (is that their version of cannibalism?) and now a fish! Do you suppose they have any white wine to go with that?

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:11 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Sox! …The Red Sox are playing the Indians right now…heh!… The score is 0 – 0 in the 4th. Plenty of time for them to lose this one too!…snort!

  37. Barb & Maggie
    1:11 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Kirby, I think fish makes up a large percentage of their diet, which is why they are found near large bodies of water.

    Off to work for the afternoon. From Barb: I am supposed to be semi-retired, so this every afternoon stuff is for the birds!

  38. Melanie
    1:18 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Riö, They will win this one! I think the goats should be in your report. You did a great job. And your friend did a great job of typing for you. I hope you don’t forget to thank her.

    The eagles now have the hare, bird and three fish. They must have heard about our party.

  39. B.Stover
    1:22 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Oley: The review shows the cover with the white ear. The cover that was used has both of Chet’s ears black. This was discussed on Facebook at one point and I suggested that the white on Chet’s ear is in the front not the back. I think Spence commented that that made sense.

    Wolfie: I forgot to say yesterday–thank you for thinking of me. I’m not lonely. I’d love to have dogs and cats but it’s too difficult. When working, and depending on my teaching schedule, I’m often away from home. Next year after I retire I’ll be living some of the time in Florida and my condo there does not allow pets. Thank you for the thought.

    Here’s another thing I’ve forgotten and it’s been bothering me: Mollypop and G&BB were also among the first to comment on Chet’s blog when it first started.

    Tyb: “Overdid” is one word and you didn’t overdo it. We’d like you to continue plundering on with us.

  40. Mollie (a black poodle)
    1:24 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Peregrine Falcon Cams:
    One is at San Francisco PG&E bldg. and one is at San Jose City Hall. The ones in San Jose are named Clara & Esteban Colbert.

  41. BearSpiritDog
    1:28 pm on April 7th, 2011

    B: – WBL – er,Weird Blinking Light? Apparently I don’t know my acronyms. What I meant to say was Will Be back Later. Reading your description of the Country Culture Coffee it is indeed mouthwatering. Their website offers quite a variety. Have also tried Dancing Goats, which is very good.

  42. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    1:32 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Barb and Maggie – You seem like very smart Plunderers, but you haf gotten some things wrong.
    OTAS is code vhich Natasha has broken. Is actually Official Tough Assignment Spy. Ve are still vorking on breaking code for YSAS – do not vorry your pretty heads about it. Natasha is not Vorld’s Best Undercover Corn Chowder…ooops…Vorld’s Best Undercover Spy for nothing!

  43. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    1:48 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Rio – my little spugnik – Natasha vas devastated that you vere not at party last night. Ve vent home and vatched television instead. NOW ve understand. Ve vere vatching David Letterman and his guest vas Don Rickles. That’s why you couldn’t be at the party – you could not be in two places at vonce. We know for sure that Don Rickles is your alter ego – or you are his… not sure vhich vay that goes. But as ve vatched him, ve just knew – that vas Rio in a suit on tv! (You may need a better disquise – you actually look quite a bit alike)

  44. B.Stover
    1:57 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Natasha is cracking me up again.

    Bear: I’m the one who doesn’t know acronyms…ask anyone! I’ll try the Dancing Goats website.

  45. Tyb
    2:03 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Thanks B. for the verification. I knew overdid was one word, but when I type I’m so used to spacing between words that I didn’t even notice the gap until I proofread after sending the message. That’s not bright either is it. One should proofread first, then send.

  46. Mollypop
    2:05 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Mollie ABP – I’m glad to hear about the reward, particularly $100K. Good for them. Someone(s) knows who did it and needs to speak up.

    Rio – We loved your Bio. Sam was disappointed that Princess wasn’t in it, but I told her it should mention just the Wonderfluff.

  47. BearSpiritDog
    2:11 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Have the Plunderers ever considered turning all these fond memories into a little book? There is so much good information here – what with quilts, missions, unique pack members, the map and Snowhook Kennel. It would make a great story in book form.

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:15 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Memoir!….The write-up I sent to Rebecca had both Wonderfluff and Marauding Goats in it….snort!…Now she will really think we are off our noggins….grunt!

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:38 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Baseball!….The Indians just scored bottom of the 8th. Now the score is 1 – 0 Indians…snort!….The Red Sox better do something quick!….heh!

  50. BearSpiritDog
    2:42 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Sorry, Rio: I know you are writing your memoir and it will surely include all this information. Once again I’ve missed the point. But, Hey! you could make some money on it. I can see you now – autographing books…

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:51 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Sox!….Well, they did it! They lost another game!….snort!….That’s 6 in a row now. Tomorrow they play the Yankees…heh!snort!heh!….That will be fun to watch. A veritable bloodbath might happen. Their whole uniform will be Red. ….snorkel!

  52. Siber-H
    3:19 pm on April 7th, 2011

    I’m watching another baseball game, but I will say nothing.

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:22 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Bear!… You know what? What are you talking about?….snorkel! ….I wrote that Plunderers for Rebecca not for my Memoirs….grunt!

  54. B.Stover
    3:37 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Bear: Publishing the blog with comments in book form is an interesting idea. I know that blogs powered by Google (blogspot) do publish the blog in book form and it’s not that expensive. I don’t know if comments can be published there. It’s for private use of course, as a gift to friends or whatever.

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:46 pm on April 7th, 2011

    SiberH!… That’s okay, I have my little headphones on and I am listening to the Rockies game….heh!… The Rockies are winning (again!!). The score is 7 – 1 top of the 8th…..heh!

  56. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:09 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Paint, paint, paint! That’s all she does! I’m trying to supervise, but frankly it’s pretty boring to watch. I think I’ll go take a nap!

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:10 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Rockies winnit!…Wooooo!Weeeeee!…snort!

  58. Wölfie
    4:14 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Macy, have you checked WWF lately? I think we have a game started!

    Rio – see I told you so!

    I thought WBL meant (I’ll) Write Back Later. What do I know!

    Has anyone looked at Snowhooks facebookie lately? Rebecca talks about needing to sell their 4 wheeler because they needed the cash. And then they bought another one on credit. I was touched by their honesty, and I am so glad that we can all be here for one another. I’ll be sending in my second check in two weeks.

  59. Wölfie
    4:19 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Bee – I could be mistaken, but I think your students would love having a border collie puppy AND a jack russell terror puppy as classmates. They are so quiet and small that noone would even notice them. And I’m sure that your neighbors in the condos wouldn’t even notice a couple of quiet, sedate puppies.

    ha, ha, ha….I can just imagine Bee teaching a class with those puppies bouncing off the wall. Of course, border collies are working class, so they could grace all the papers for you, giving you more time to read.

  60. Wölfie
    4:20 pm on April 7th, 2011

    I want a patch too!!! Reminds me of being a Girl Scout. (I wonder if there is such a thing as a merit badge in Mushing. Pondering…..)

  61. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:33 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Merit badges! Yes! We work for rewards. We have done all kinds of crazy things just to earn the “prize” at the end.

    Again today the Rangers did not lose!

    Wolfie, have your mom send her screen name to For some reason, we are just not linking up. Again mom is homer girl, with no space.

    I always knew that Don Rickles reminded me of someone. heh

  62. Melanie
    4:34 pm on April 7th, 2011

    With our Chet’s Blog patch with all the Plunderers matched,
    we’ll be the proudest bloggers in the Iditarod race.
    We’ll ride through all the snow squalls, and Whitey-Lance won’t fall,
    Chet’ll be a proud sponsor of the Snowhook dog brace.*

    * sung to “In Your Easter Bonnet”

  63. B.Stover
    4:46 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Wolfie: For some reason your post reminded me that I’m the thesis adviser of one of our English majors (what fun!) and in the fall she’s going to be my teaching assistant for my World Masterpieces class. How cool is that!

  64. B.Stover
    4:47 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Forgot: She–the English major–wants to be an English Professor!

  65. Siber-H
    4:51 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Woo Woo for the Rockies!!!

    ummm, Macy, the Rangers did not play a game today.

    We like Melanie’s Iditarod song.
    I’ll have to read that on Snowhook’s Facebookie page about the 4-wheeler. The last time I was there, I read about the dog truck having to be towed 30 miles because it wasn’t working. We will send another check soon.
    I’m allowed to go to Facebookie and read, but mom says, “That’s all”.

  66. Siber-H
    5:03 pm on April 7th, 2011

    I will add…The problems Snowhook are having are normal in the world of dog mushing. Unless a musher is wealthy, and most aren’t, expenses like broken down dog trucks and affording a 4-wheeler are to be expected.

  67. B.Stover
    5:21 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Wolfie: Where did you see that FB post regarding Snowhook? The last thing is see is from yesterday:

    “While Rebecca focuses on everything that must be done between now and next March to get to the starting line, AJ’s mind is consumed with what will happen after he pulls the snowhook.

    Drafting possible run/rest schedules, walking around with race map in hand and assessing who just might make the race team AJ is focused on the 2012 trail. Already.”

  68. Mollie (a black poodle)
    6:19 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Rebecca writes more about the 4 wheeler in her Snowhook Kennel Blog.

  69. Siber-H
    6:30 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Thanks, Mollie…I found it.

  70. Mollie (a black poodle)
    6:32 pm on April 7th, 2011

    And she tells Zebbe’s story.

  71. BearSpiritDog
    6:32 pm on April 7th, 2011

    B: About the Publishing thing – I was thinking more in terms of the background story of the Blog, similar to what Rio sent to Rebecca yesterday, pictures of the Quilt, other Member photos, the Map, etc. There have been some really interesting uploads lately – such as Rio & Wookie on the Jumbotron, the O.Howler’s sign, the Quilt, and TYB’s driver’s license from yesterday. Too bad we can’t get Melanie’s YouTube video on there, but we could provide web-links to things & people of interest. And, recipes! Including T&G’s mom’s wonderful recipes! Too many others to mention them all here. We would probably need to create a special blog for this purpose. I know we are focusing on Snowhook right now so maybe it’s something to consider for the future. Perhaps Chet could get some insider information from his contacts in High Places 🙂

  72. Melanie
    6:40 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Congratulations B.Stover!!

    May she be as great a professor as you!

  73. BearSpiritDog
    6:55 pm on April 7th, 2011

    B: Tell me – Am I running amuck here?

  74. B.Stover
    7:22 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Melanie: Thank you….I’m blushing.

    Bear: About the publishing of the blog? I think it would be fascinating. It’s something we need to work out. I’d need guidance because I’m not that proficient with computer technology.

  75. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    7:24 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Kind of a long couple days here in Chevy Chase, which is why I just blew in quickly for the Party last night. While I am coming along just fine, not so good for grandpa. He was hospitalized over the weekend with pneumonia which very quickly became more but he is getting better and in a rehab place that Mom and Dad think I may be able to see him outside this weekend.
    Mom and Dad just adored Rio’s biography of The Plundeers. That once again demonstrates why you are THE Commander and responsible for planning and executing all our Missions. You’re the best (almost as good as lamb cutlets!!). Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  76. Melanie
    7:28 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Wöökie, may your grandpa get home soon to give you tummies.

    Prayers going out from here!

  77. Siber-H
    7:31 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Wookie, prayers going out for Grandpa from NM. We hope he gets better and gets back home quickly.

  78. B.Stover
    7:49 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Wookie: I’m sorry to hear about grandpa. My best wishes to him and your family.

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:00 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Bear!…. Yes! You are running a muck at the keyboard….grunt!…You’ve been here what, a week?….snort!…Get over it! Just start participating instead of being a beast of burden. Just get on with it. Quit asking stupid questions, or if you do, direct them to your best friend Stover, and start being here instead of goggling at everything….grump! …What the HELLLLL!

  80. BearSpiritDog
    8:00 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Wookie: All good thoughts and prayers for your grandpa, you and your family from all of us here.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:04 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Wookie!… I always secretly wished that my Grandma could have met your Grandpa…heh!…I think they would have got on. Except it would be whatever Grandma wanted or else…snorkel! ….I sure hope and pray that he has a full recovery…sniffle!…Your family is going through so much right now, just know my Pug prayers are truly with you guys each and every day….snuff!

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:10 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Wookie!… You reminded me that I had better check my secret de-coder device and see if Rebecca has come through with a reply at the story of the Plunderers…snort!…I know both her and AJ work, and the time difference is a factor…grunt!…I will check anyways…sniff!

    Dawgs!…She’s cooking Hebrew National hotdogs tonight and is going to put a little of that hot chili she made on them…yum!…I’m still hungry, kibble never ever cuts it…huffle!

  83. BearSpiritDog
    8:12 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Okay, Rio – will do.

  84. Melanie
    8:20 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Well, I got a lot done today. snicker

    Actually, I just rested up. Though Patsy and I did go for a walk. She got to smell things (yuck) and it was sunny and it was pretty. Love walking with Patsy, she and I have an understanding.

    BearSpiritDog, I told Zoë that you lived on an island and she thinks that is totally cool!

    Stayed up late last night for the party.

    So going to bed now.

    Oh, B. Stover: Just tell everyone that the blushing is color from the sun!


  85. BearSpiritDog
    8:23 pm on April 7th, 2011


  86. dawson
    8:26 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Wookie: I hope you get to see Grampa outside at the rehab place this weekend and he gets to give you a ton of tummies. That could be part of his rehab care plan – tummy time with Wookie. Please tell him that healing thoughts are being sent to him.

  87. BearSpiritDog
    8:27 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Yes, Natasha, I am starting to see the resemblance…

  88. dawson
    8:31 pm on April 7th, 2011

    BearSpiritDog: Good one!

  89. Wölfie
    8:41 pm on April 7th, 2011


    Good for you for not crumbling. The first time Rio did that to me, I cried and didn’t post for a long time. But I got over it when I realized that it wasn’t against me personally. It seems as if every newcomer gets his or her turn. Rio has a Good heart and just keep that in mind.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:41 pm on April 7th, 2011

    WHAT?….A one word post!?…grump! …I totally despise one word posts. They raise the blog count in a bad way. They say, “I cannot write because I am an idiot”….growl! … What a waste of space….snort!

  91. Wölfie
    8:42 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Wookie, sorry to hear that about your Grandpa. My grandma had pneumonia in February and we almost lost her. She is doing fabulous now! We will keep him in prayer. And you too!

  92. Wölfie
    8:44 pm on April 7th, 2011


  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Waste!….It would be Wolfie and Dawson who support one-word postings because you two are the worst.…grump!….Go ahead do it all night and I’m out of here…snort! …Get the count up to 400 with your blithering. It doesn’t add any quality to this here blog. That’s what we’ve been talking about for the last couple of days, isn’t it?….wheeze!…The quality of this blog and this community. Go ahead. Destroy it with your nonsense. ..sniff!

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:48 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Arrrrgh!…Good Night!…snort!

  95. LizF
    8:51 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Rio, you seem extra grumpy tonight, is something nipping at you? I’ll think up a special one word post just so you can call me an idiot next!

  96. Tupper and Gilly
    8:54 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Hi everyone – Wookie, prayers going up for your grampa.
    Rio – prayers going up for you to cheer up. Who peed in your kibble, little buddy? Sheesh!
    Bear – just never mind old grumblebutt. He’s just cranky cuz he was up too late on Letterman last night….and his shorts were too tight.

  97. dawson
    8:58 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Rio: Your 4 word post is so un-idiotic. (sarcasm) Good Night.

  98. dawson
    9:02 pm on April 7th, 2011

    LizF: Maybe you can cheer us up by posting one of your paintings?

  99. Mollypop
    9:05 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Wookie – It will be great if grandpa can give you tummies outside the rehab place.

    Bear – We love having you on this blog. I know it’s like walking into the middle of a movie, so keep asking questions. Rio’s Blog Bio may fill in some blanks.

  100. LizF
    9:09 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Nice thought Dawson! I’ll go hunt for one.

    A woman I know once talked about her boyfriend when he was very grumpy, she said he ‘looked like somebody shat in his handbag’ – do you have that expression? It made me laugh. Maybe Rio has a handbag…

    Here’s a portrait of Monet, called ‘Visiting Claude’s Garden’, Julie and I visited Giverny last September and spent the day in the lovely garden there. For you, Bear (and Dawson!)

  101. B.Stover
    9:10 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Rio: Your bad manners don’t add to the quality of this blog either.

  102. B.Stover
    9:12 pm on April 7th, 2011

    We had 224 posts yesterday but we didn’t go to a third page. Apparently there is not a third page. Interesting.

  103. LizF
    9:17 pm on April 7th, 2011

    There was a third page when we were on it, wasn’t there Dawson? Wolfie?

  104. Tupper and Gilly
    9:19 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Hi B.Stover – now here is an interesting thing – we did indeed have 3 pages on yesterdays blog. But you only had two. Hmmm.
    We don’t have any trouble with the dark side, posting or reading. But some people do. Hmmmm
    Maybe some people are Baker’s pets?

    Great picture Liz – I’ll take Monet over rude grumps any day!

  105. Wölfie
    9:27 pm on April 7th, 2011

    I’m sure there was a third page last night. Hope we don’t have another blog bug here!

    Liz, love that painting. He reminds me of someone….hmmm, I think it might be Red Skelton. Yes?

  106. B.Stover
    9:28 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Liz and T&G: When you go out to yesterday’s posts now do you have a third page?

  107. LizF
    9:31 pm on April 7th, 2011

    B, I still get three pages.

    Red Skelton? no kidding! I haven’t seen enough photos of him to know.

  108. Tyb
    9:32 pm on April 7th, 2011

    I just went out to yesterday’s blog and found three pages.

  109. Siber-H
    9:33 pm on April 7th, 2011

    I still get three pages.

  110. dawson
    9:33 pm on April 7th, 2011

    LizF: I love it! Especially his hat and suspenders. And the batik-like wash colors in the background. And his expression. Thank you for posting that. I do feel better already, spending a little time with Monet in his garden.
    Yes, there was a page 3 last night.

  111. B.Stover
    9:34 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Liz: I love that picture. I went to his garden and house also several year’s ago. Beautiful.

    I’ll go to yesterday’s blog again to see if I get three pages.

  112. dawson
    9:39 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Red Skelton? I don’t see it. Maybe a bit like Santa Claus. ;-0

  113. Tupper and Gilly
    9:39 pm on April 7th, 2011

    We would like to stay up and keep chatting, even if we are on the dark side. But its been a long day…a long week…heck, face it, a long winter. We are yawning and weary and heavy eyed with sleep.
    So we will say a courteous good night to all of you, and we will look forward to chatting more tomorrow. (and maybe seeing more of Liz’s artwork…hint hint)

  114. B.Stover
    9:41 pm on April 7th, 2011

    I got the third page from yesterday’s blog. It’s the first time I’ve seen it. When I went to yesterday’s blog this morning there were only two pages….I think.

    I like that gallery Liz.

  115. Wölfie
    9:43 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Didn’t Red Skelton have a character called Clem Cadiddlehopper?
    Not sure of the spelling. I haven’t thought of that for years, not since I was a kid. But that’s who I am thinking of.

    It snowed here today in the foothills. Not enough to stick, though. It was beautiful.

  116. Snowhook Bella
    9:45 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Rio: thank you for sending the story of how the Plunderers came to be. Try as I might, I knew I would not be able to capture the Plunderers’ history.

    I haven’t been able to visit with the Plunderers as much as I would like, but I am overwhelmed at your kindness, the sense of community and support you offer to each other. During the race, I would visit Chet’s blog in the wee hours of the morning to pass time while AJ moved along the trail. I found myself laughing, crying and getting a much needed distraction to watching his GPS tracker move in fifteen minute increments. Thank you.

    Chet on the trail? Could it be? Often on the trail, AJ listens to audio books to keep him awake and alert. Earlier this week, AJ downloaded Spence’s books and was introduced to Chet and Bernie for the first time. What better way to understand what the Chet and Plunderer hubbub at Snowhook Kennel is about than first hand? He became an instant fan, and he is already planning on taking Chet on the 2012 run from Willow to Nome!

  117. dawson
    9:45 pm on April 7th, 2011

    LizF: I also like that saying “someone shat in his handbag”. That is hilarious. Now, I’m just going to have a teeny bowl of ice cream with butterscotch sauce and I will be all better.

  118. LizF
    9:45 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Thank you all. The gallery space looked good, very bright and colourful, and it’s a nice size. I’ll post the other side, where Julie’s work was…

  119. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:48 pm on April 7th, 2011

    I guess great minds think alike, Dawson. I thought of Santa Claus, too!

  120. Macy the Min-Pin
    9:49 pm on April 7th, 2011

    SiberH, I still stand on my statement that the Rangers did not lose today. he he

    I personally get very uncomfortable and poodled up when rudeness takes over. It is one thing to play with someone, but another thing altogether when one “person” feels that he or she is more important than anyone else. I get enough grief in my real life that I don’t need it in the place I come for comfort. No one should be made to cry. I’m just sayin’…. (mom here, Macy is much more mellow)

    I haven’t finished yesterday’s posts so I am off to catch up.

  121. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:52 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Liz: That looks like a very inviting space — I do like your work!

    Dawson: A little bowl of ice cream with butterscotch? Heck with that! Go for a BIG bowl of ice cream with butterscotch — guaranteed to make you feel even better!!!

  122. Mollypop
    9:53 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Liz – We also say “Don’t get your undies in a bunch.”

  123. Wölfie
    9:54 pm on April 7th, 2011

    My husband didn’t understand my connection with the Blog until he heard ‘To Fetch A Thief”, and now he is a huge fan also!

    And don’t forget, Peter Abrahams is almost as good a writer as Spence. And he has written lots more books. A lot of his mysteries are a little dark, but I think that you would absolutely adore Ingrid. She is the star of the Echo Falls series. She is 13 and she is our hero. Yes, indeed, Ingrid is a good place to start. You know, I have some extra copies. I’ll see if I can’t send them to your PO Box. Not sure if AJ would like them, though.

  124. LizF
    9:59 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Mollypop, so do we! It’s cute. Also it’s cute to picture Rio in a pair of undies, tee hee!

    Definitely go for the large bowl of ice cream.

    You’re right, Macy, noone should be made to cry…

  125. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:00 pm on April 7th, 2011

    We welcome all newcomers and encourage everyone to read the Chet and Bernie series for the sheer enjoyment of it. Who knows, you too may be a Plunderer at heart.”

    Live it.

  126. dawson
    10:03 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Kirby T. Well…you’re right!

    LizF: The light is wonderful in that space. Ooh I like Julie’s very large painting with the red raven-like bird.

    Snowhook Bella: Rio will be mad he missed you. He’s off cleaning out his handbag. Did he tell you that many of the 4-leggeds on this blog are rescues? We appreciate that you and AJ are also rescue-ers.

  127. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:05 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Knickers in a twist.
    BVDs in a bunch.
    Nose out of joint.
    Wrong side of the bed.

    So many explanations.

  128. Staff
    10:09 pm on April 7th, 2011

    The busy place is busier and busier. We got home at 8 pm tonight but I took Mr.Staff out for supper, so we could have come home earlier.
    Rio seems a little put out tonight. Hope he cheers up overnight. And his team won! Our team had a bad day. The new Japanese second baseman that we beat out other teams for broke his leg! Ouch! And we are at the bottom of our league. Nasty!

    I think I should go to bed and pout too.

    Hiya Dawson!
    Goodnight everyone….

  129. LizF
    10:13 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Dawson – cleaning out his handbag… heheeeeeee! hahaha!

    I like BVDs in a bunch.

    I’m off to lunch, goodnight if i don’t see you again.

  130. Barb & Maggie
    10:16 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Hi and good night everyone. We were busy this evening, so just checking in. Want to finish the book from Melanie, and then may start Water for Elephants. Has anyone read it?

    Liz, thant you for posting the picture. Lovely!

    Bear, We like having you on the blog, and there are no dumb questions. Asking questions is how we learn. Rio scared us away when we first started posting, too. Now, if he starts picking on us we just ignore him. Don’t engage!

    Wookie, Good wishes and a speedy recovery to Grandpa. Glad you are doing well too, and hope you can get some tummies this weekend. Tummies are my favorite!

  131. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    10:26 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Rio – ve think you may need more fiber in your diet. Think about it anyvay.

  132. Gus & BooBear
    10:33 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Wookie, hope Grandpa feels better real soon and we’re sure that giving you tummies will be good therapy. Guess winter was hard on alot of folks in the colder climes. We think almost everyone “up north” had some kind of cold, flu, pneumonia or aliens in the knee.” Hope spring shows up soon for all of you.

    Snowhook Bella, we are a strange group and, like alot of close families (even cyber families) we have our tiffs and disagreements. But when push comes to shove, we rally around any one who needs the encouragement or prayers.

    BearSD, keep posting and often. We (Gus, BooBear and Mom) often just read instead of contributing. We’ve been posting on the blog almost from the beginning, but love to see and hear from new Chet fans as well as the old timers.

    Macy, the Astros have lost as many games as the Rangers have won. Some things just never change!

  133. dawson
    10:34 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Water for Elephants. I thought it was a excellent book. Told from the point of view of an old man in a nursing home. The circus comes to town and brings back a flood of memories.
    Good night all

  134. B.Stover
    10:38 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Good night all.

  135. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    10:42 pm on April 7th, 2011

    I just want to thank everybody for all their thoughts, prayers and good wishes for grandpa, and i will pass them on to him in my own special way. I know that being able to give me some tummies this weekend will be very therapeutic for him too.
    Also, what a wonderful message from Rebecca. Having Snowhook as part of the blog is a wonderful addition. I can hardly wait for next year’s race to start. Wookie

  136. Wolfie
    11:51 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Water for Elephants didn’t grab mom quite soon enough. (She has a short attention span.). But I know that a lot of people enjoyed it. The movie is coming out soon; that should be interesting.

    You know, we ought to send good thoughts towards Rio. I think there may be something significant happening in his life. It’s a balancing act trying to set boundaries and being compassionate enough to overlook certain behaviors. I know that I care deeply about that little pug. Even when his panties get all tied up in a bunch!

  137. LizF
    11:56 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Natasha, u rock!

  138. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:58 pm on April 7th, 2011

    Away!…It seems to me some of you post things just to get under my skin, to drive me away. …snort!…Well, in the frame of mind that I am tonight, you all Get Your Wish!…WoooHoooo-ForYou!….I will be gone, gone, gone, gone…snorkel!… I hope you all have a great time here on Chet’s Blog….snort!…No need to put up with me and my “rudeness.” Which was an attempt to make the standard of Chet’s blog higher than most, that’s all. It could be a great place if every one worked together to make it so…sniff!….If I “got on someone”, it is because I wanted to make them better members, and better writers…grunt!

    Lurk?….Yes, because I do have an involvement with Snowhook…grunt!…You guys have voted and you want Wolfie and Dawson as your leaders…heh!…Good luck, they will be wonderful and Fluffy if they show up with their One-Word-Posts…sniff!

    Stover!…I have Never ever said a disparaging word against you on this blog. But you did tonight, so quickly against me and so easily….sob!…I take this very hard, very hard indeed….snuffle!

  139. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:18 am on April 8th, 2011

    Liz!…Don’t even think about doing a sketch of me – just forget about the whole thing…snort!…Sorry I bothered you about it..grunt!

  140. C. Harris
    3:06 am on April 8th, 2011

    Rio: Geez Louise! (as my mother would say) Feel better. Don’t burden us with your problems as we have enough of our own. My father had a stroke last week and it has been tough…

    Take care everyone.

  141. dawson
    9:16 am on April 8th, 2011

    C.Harris: I’ve been wondering about your silence. So sad to hear about your father.
    Rio: Such a drama dictator. I am no leader so I respectfully decline your offer of turning over your commandership.It will never be.
    It would be nice if you could respect all of us on the blog. We are all equal here, including the newcomers, and some of us are not here to improve our writing styles. I, for one, did not sign up for the “Be a Better Writer” course, by Rio the Bully. I signed up for the “Wag your Tail Every Day” course and “Start a Happy Breeze Flowing” course by Chet the Dog.
    I realize that you are just trying to bring this blog to a higher level to “honor the author”. Start your own blog. Then you can be all rude, dictate what posts are allowed, call us idiots and humiliate us with your scathing words. This is Chet the Dogs blog and he ain’t Shakespeare. He loves us and wags his tail when he sees us no matter how we write. It doesn’t get any better than this!

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