Meet Pearl (Revised)

Here’s Pearl, Audrey’s new pal. How does Audrey feel about this? Hmm.


Today Spence will be over at S&S’s Something to Read About on FB. Please see link from yesterday. Starts at 9. When you get there, go to Wall.

Correction in the Friends galleries. Happy Halloween My Pretties is Masquers, of course, and that’s Bear Spirit Dog with Masquers in the other picture. Welcome chilling dude and Addie (who will see Spence at the Concord Library in Concord MA Friday at 7:30 PM. There’s a mystery panel with two other writers [Archer Mayor and SJ Rozan] which is why it’s Spence and not PA – must play well with others. And Wookie’s human companions will be there,apparently! What a treat!)

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123 Responses to “Meet Pearl (Revised)”

  1. BearSpiritDog
    8:09 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Good Morning Pearl
    You are a cutie!!
    Good Day to All.

  2. OleyHowlers
    8:12 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Oh Pearl is such a cutie. Poor Audrey. We know that tune. It will be all about Kat Pearl.

  3. BearSpiritDog
    8:14 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Wookie! A Shout-out from Spence! (Whispering) Don’t let your dad see this – it will spoil the Big Surprise.
    Chet: Appreciate the corrections from Halloween. Thank you!

  4. BearSpiritDog
    8:15 am on November 3rd, 2011

    O.Howlers: Good Morning!

  5. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:25 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Thanks Spence. I know my folks are really looking forward to meeting you and seeing you in action. Also, Pearl is just incredibly adorable, but as you know, my heart still belongs to Audrey. Wookie

  6. Buddy
    8:31 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Hey Guys! T.C. is hiding from Kat so we don’t have to put up with her shenanigans for now. Look at this video I found…sort of reminds me of me and mt husky pals.
    http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/some-dogs-love-a-good-bear-hug

  7. Tyb
    9:00 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Pearl,
    I just want to tell you that you are adorable and to tell Audrey that she has just been elevated in status. Big Sisters are very special so your arrival makes her more special that she already was. Good luck to both of you. It won’t take long until you’re the best of friends.

  8. B.Stover
    9:06 am on November 3rd, 2011

    I have fallen in love with Pearl.

    Good morning all.

  9. BARB & MAGGIE
    9:32 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Pearl is too cute for words! Is she a Golden Retriever?

    Good morning all!

  10. Staff
    9:36 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Oh Pearl is a delight. What a pretty face. She and Audrey will be like night and day.

  11. Melanie
    9:41 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Pearl is beautiful. What a face . . . so innocent . . . so calm . . . Oh, wait, this is a puppy we’re talking about right? Hmmm, how did they get THAT picture? She can’t have stayed still for long!

    I have gone to the page from yesterday, liked the page, have found the wall. Am I in the right place??

  12. Melanie
    9:46 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Five humans, four Newfoundlands, one vet’s examination room . . .

    Lots of drool, treats and pats. Rabies shots are over, Mac’s foot is healed, everyone’s heart is A-OK!

    Though the scrubs people were wearing might need to be changed. snicker

  13. Masquers
    10:08 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Good morning (again) We were up super early this morning…the cause of which…pouring rain and a bad dream.
    Since the Blog wasn’t open yet we left a note on yesterday’s posts…then zapped over to Chet’s Place on F/b… where we found a most disturbing comment about kats. I am happy to say Chet has since explained himself and also announced >>> big dream roll please >>> a kat named Brando will be featured in book 5!!! How kool is that!!!
    Hi Buddy: Thanks for that great Polar Bear link. I see there is a further link to a full length documentary – something we will watch later. When T.C. shows up tell him we said hello. That guy has a big Occupy movement happening. He needs to come out of hiding.

  14. Melanie
    10:14 am on November 3rd, 2011

    There are polar bears on the polar bear cam!

    http://www.polarbearcam.com

  15. B.Stover
    10:27 am on November 3rd, 2011

    I put a comment–actually a question–on the S&S page and saw comments from Melanie and Nana. No sure how this works.

  16. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:28 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Pearl!… Is Golden!…heh!….Some guys have all the luck…sniff!

    Facebookie!….So whats happening over on the Simon and Shuster facebookie thing?…snort!….I can not get there from here…grunt!

  17. T.C.
    10:31 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Hello Occupiers! I’m trying to occupy Something to Read About, but Mommy and I don’t understand the rules. Do we just post comments to Chet’s post on their wall?

    Great news about Brando, Masquers. But lets make sure he is of the Feline persuasion…I have a new housemate who goes by the name “Kat” but she is an imposter.

    btw, Masquers, I am a She…can’t you tell by my oh-so-feminine beauty?

  18. B.Stover
    10:34 am on November 3rd, 2011
  19. Siber-H
    10:36 am on November 3rd, 2011

    WELCOME PEARL!!! She is beyond cute. My mom is having adorable puppy fits right now. (whispering) She is going to be a big girl, isn’t she.

  20. bluecat
    10:37 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Pearl – you’re beautiful and you’ll help keep Audrey young. Were you named in memory of Robert B. Parker?

  21. B.Stover
    10:38 am on November 3rd, 2011

    After you click on the link I posted for S&S, click on Wall. I’m still not sure how this is working.

  22. bluecat
    10:41 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Siber-H – (whispering) She’ll grow into the foot we both noticed :-). I won’t let mom have puppy fantasies. Her author/book character fantasies are enough!

  23. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:44 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Stover!…You don’t understand…sniff!…I cannot load the page because of security reasons…snort!…She doesn’t let me on facebookie when I am home alone…grunt!

  24. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:45 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Answers!…So if there are any good questions and especially if there are any good answers, can you guys relay them to me?…grunt!…This is very unfair indeed…grump!

  25. Siber-H
    10:48 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Mom won’t let me go to facebookie either. What’s up with all this censorship?

  26. Masquers
    11:10 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Bluecat: Mom loves the Robert B. Parker books, but didn’t understand your “in memory of” reference in relation to Pearl. Perhaps it has to do with another of his books. She has only read the Jesse Stone Mystery series.
    Facebook: We have been posting on Chet’s F/b page when he is referencing S&S. So far our comments (one) are showing up. Not quite sure how this works either.
    Rio: Never fear – the Plunderers will keep you apprised of the situation. You know you can always follow Chet’s link to his F/b page. Oh, that’s right…you have to wait until your friend gets homw from the Busy Place.
    Siber-H: Your mom is wise not to let you on F/b. Much time can be wasted there. Unfortunately, we know this from personal experience.

  27. Masquers
    11:18 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Chet: Moi thanks u2.

    Dear T.C. My most humble apologies.

  28. Snowhook Bella
    11:19 am on November 3rd, 2011

    That is about the cutest, whitest, fluffiest thing I’ve seen all day. Pearl is a cutie!

    There was much snorting, snuffling, wuffling, and swearing here last night. At first, I thought Rio left his yard, but then realized it was just AJ trying to fix a leaking pressure pump that doesn’t want to be fixed. He got up very early this morning to go back to town and get a new unit. Will the two leggeds have water tonight? Who knows…

  29. Melanie
    11:19 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Okay, there is a polar bear posing for the camera. Very cute. Glad I’m not within his range!

  30. Melanie
    11:23 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Just had this sent to me. I thought the Occupying Kats would enjoy this.
    Snickering . . .

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:26 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Plumber!…. Rebeccer, you have to realize that it is not easy for Giants to fix things…sniff!….Everything seems so small in their large paws….grunt!

    Plug!…You should go out on Simon and Schuster Facebookie and get a Plug in for the Christmas Store…heh!heh!…Ask Spencer if he is going to be doing any shopping out there once it opens for business. Be sure to add that all the proceeds go to the Snowhook Kennel…yadda yadda!…snort!

  32. Melanie
    11:26 am on November 3rd, 2011

    From the Polar Bear cam . . .

  33. BearSpiritDog
    11:33 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Good one, Melanie!
    btw: No polar bears on my watch.

    Hey. Question here. How cum today’s post says Pearl(revised)? Where is the first one – am I missing something?

    G&BooBear: Thank you for your comment last night about Once Upon a Time. It is good to know it doesn’t falter as the story goes on. It was written by the writers of Lost, which is another reason we were drawn to it.

  34. Siber-H
    11:44 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Melanie, about the cat photo…I laughed.

    Good idea of Rio’s…to advertise the Christmas sale on facebookie.

  35. BearSpiritDog
    11:52 am on November 3rd, 2011

    Rebecca & Rio: When will the Christmas Store be opening?

  36. B.Stover
    11:56 am on November 3rd, 2011

    I believe that Rebecca already advertised the Christmas sale on Facebook.

    I asked Chet what makes a good book club and his response is:
    “no cats! good treats! good smelling participants! no orange pants.” Then he posted about Hawaiian pants being okay and that he and Bernie have a warehouse full and he wonders why they didn’t go over. I suggested that they may be too colorful for some people.

  37. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:00 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Stover!…Good stuff! Is anyone else asking him any questions?…snort!…”no kats!”..heh!

  38. Snowhook Bella
    12:01 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    How about launching the MMCS this Sunday morning?

    Rio: You should see the giant, I mean AJ trying to crawl into the tiny space that houses the pump. I could tell things were going to get serious pretty quickly and since the space wasn’t big enough for the two of us and certainly not big enough for the one of us who knew what they were doing, I stayed with Luna, Belle Starr and Tenzing calling out the ocassional, yet helpful question like, “So, is it still a ‘no’ for the Hunk and Huskies calendar.” :)

  39. T.C.
    12:04 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Melanie, I laughed at that picture. Reminds me of something ridiculus Buddy would do.

  40. OleyHowlers
    12:06 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Mom asked Chet what breed he is…he doesn’t know. Hmmmm thinking Spencer would know tho…

    Mom also asked him why he hates cats. No answer on that one.

  41. Snowhook Bella
    12:08 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Rio: Please check your SDD.

  42. B.Stover
    12:20 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Melanie asked what Chet’s take is on Occupying. His response is:
    ” like just about every human I’ve ever met – even some of the perps and gangbangers – but humans aren’t at their best all packed together in big crowds. Just my opinion. No offense.”

    Now she has asked about Occupying Kats on the Blog.

  43. B.Stover
    12:27 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Chet has also posted about a contest:

    “Another thing reading groups like – free stuff. (Who doesn’t?!) I’m here to deliver, so if you email bookclubs@simonandschuster.com by 5 pm on 11/4 with the subject line “Chet’s My Man,” you’ll be entered to win an entire Spencer Quinn library (THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, TO FETCH A THIEF, THEREBY HANGS A TAIL, and DOG ON IT) and a brand spankin’ new Chet The Dog frisbee. No teeth marks, I swear.”

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:28 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Kats!…His answer to the Kat Occupying question would be just the same only change the word “human” to “Kats”…heh!

  45. B.Stover
    1:32 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    I asked Chet what is favorite treat is and he replied:

    “I like just about any food I’ve ever tasted, but my very favorite is always a little something I find by accident, say a forgotten burger that’s still on the grill from the night before. You’re just sniffing around, no expectations, and then – bingo!”

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:50 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Stover!..HA!…Are the Plunderers the only ones asking questions?,,,grunt!

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:52 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Stover!…. Will you ask Chet for me, Rio, if he would still adore Susie if she had a Kat…snort!…Let me know what he says…heh!

  48. BearSpiritDog
    2:00 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    You know, of course, folks are taking their canine companions to these Occupy demonstrations. We haven’t heard from any guys that have actually been a part of it though. There are quite a few kats on the blog. Chet had better bark a different tune and fast. There are quite quite a number of kats on the blog. These uprisings are getting out of hand. The kats are already assembling as we speak.

  49. B.Stover
    2:05 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Atria Books asked if dogs are man’s best friends, are cats woman’
    s best friends. Chet said it was too complicated a question for him that they should ask Bernie, “the smartest guy you could ever meet.” I wrote suggesting that it depends on the woman.

  50. B.Stover
    2:07 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    I asked Chet how he feels about swimming and he said,

    “Swimming? Love it! But here in the Valley where the rivers run dry, the opportunity doesn’t come up. Once Bernie and I went to San Diego. We surfed! And met some real old surfer dudes out in the line-up. Bernie says those old surfer dudes think they own the whole ocean.”

  51. B.Stover
    2:12 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Rio: I asked about the Suzie and cat question.

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:15 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Suzie!…Well, what was the answer?…snort!…Or is there a time-delay during this thing?…sniff!

  53. Siber-H
    2:17 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Thank you very much for reporting on facebookie for me and Rio. Mom is turning off my computer now because she has to take a friend into town to the doctor.
    Stover, mom says that is a very wise answer, “It depends on the woman”.
    BBL

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:17 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Stover!… Will you ask Chet if he will ever go over to Iggy’s house again after that last time?…heh!…Also, ask him what kind of guy Iggy is, if you don’t mind…snuffle!

  55. B.Stover
    2:28 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Rio: Here is Chet’s answer:

    “Some things are hard to think about. Ever notice that? This, whatever you just asked me, kind of fading now, is one of them.”

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:28 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Someone!…Ask Chet what he thinks about the little puppy-guy that looks just like him. ….snort!…Pleeeesee!

    Dammit!…This is so unfair that I cannot go out there and ask Chet questions….grump!

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:30 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Chet!…Concentrate!…grunt!

  58. Basil and Sage
    2:30 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    We think Chet would like Kats if he met the right ones. We have a lot in common with him. Basil LOVES playing fetch and one of my favorite things is to find a leftover morsel on the floor. And we all hate fuzzbutts (hat tip to our Fierce Friend over the Rainbow Bridge).
    Only thing we don’t agree on is that swimming thing. We’ll just lounge on the beach, thank you very much!

  59. B.Stover
    2:38 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Chet commented earlier to Max and Buddy when they asked how he felt about “little guys”: “No probem with little dudes. Ever seen Iggy, my best pal?”

    Spence commented to my remark about the Stories for Another Day with, “Spence here: Someone would have to remember them first.”

  60. bluecat
    2:41 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Hi Masquers. Robert B. Parker’s dogs were all named Pearl and Spenser & Susan’s dog was Pearl. Jesse Stone books are good; Spenser books are great. Our PSQA’s books are the best.

    Bee – thanks for being liaison between facebookie and we who cannot go there!

    Chet – hope you’re having a fun day.

  61. B.Stover
    2:47 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    You’re welcome Bluecat. I keep meaning to say that I enjoyed your “Halloween Groaners” especially the “He is mist” one.

    Someone asked why today’s post is “revised.” I think that the first one stated that the starting time of the S&S thing was 11 rather than 9.

  62. Melanie
    2:48 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    I occasionally trip on over to another blog and there was a posting on s*h*o*e*s and the problem of spamming. Turns out there are some companies (or people working for them) that promote their “merchandise” by spamming blogs! Perhaps this explains the moderation of some of our comments?

    I now have my fingers crossed to see if this goes up . . .

  63. BearSpiritDog
    2:48 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Seems to me that Chet is evading some pretty important questions.

  64. Melanie
    2:49 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Worked!

    I have not had my question asked about Occupying Kats . . .

  65. B.Stover
    2:51 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    How does one spam a blog? (Real question.)

    A possible title for the next Chet and Bernie novel: The Dog Who Excells at the Art of Evasion.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:59 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Grump!…Evasive tactics are not supposed to be part of a Question and Answer session…snort!

  67. Masquers
    3:09 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Hi Bluecat! Thank you for answering my earlier question about Robert B. Parker. On your recommendation I will check into the Spenser series.

  68. Melanie
    3:17 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Oh, that’s funny. I tried to explain it and out into the cyber space to be lost forever.

    Let me think of another way. .

    A commenter who is only trying to link his own site from whatever site he/she is on. So the comments might not make any sense and be random words but the link would be there and hopefully someone would hit it. If they did that raises the spammers search engine ranking. That makes their site more valuable.

    Make any sense?

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:22 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Melanie!…What the hell are you talking about?…grump!…Go out to facebookie and tell me what is going on out there…sniff! ….Or someone pleeeseee! The question and answer session can’t be this dead, can it? …wuffle!

  70. B.Stover
    3:34 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Melanie: Thank you. Now I understand.

    Rio: There is nothing new there. I just checked.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:45 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Nothing!…Did you ask him what he thought of the puppy? Did you ask about spending more time with Iggy and what kind of dog Iggy is? All these are questions from above….snort!…Is he not answering these questions?….grunt!

  72. Melanie
    4:20 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Riö, it is now over. I just checked and Chet as checked out. (snicker)

  73. Debbie LM
    4:22 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Oh Pearl – you are a darling little girl. Remember to respect your elders (Audrey) and everything will go perfectly!

  74. B.Stover
    4:29 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    I wonder how Audrey and Pearl are doing.

  75. BearSpiritDog
    4:37 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    B: Have we told you how nice it is to have you home from school today? (not much rest though running back and forth between the blog and F/b lol)
    BlueCat: Nana says to tell you she likes the Tom Selleck/Jesse Stone movies better than the books. One reason being the movies show him with his rescued (from a murder scene) Golden, who’s kind of a Jimminy Cricket type conscience for Jesse.
    Has anyone watched Grimm on NBC? We we wondering if it is any good.

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:43 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Pearl!…She is probably chewing up all of Spencers slippers and Admins toys…heh!

  77. Melanie
    5:15 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Every time I came on to “Chet The Dog” I just smile at Pearl. What a beauty!

  78. B.Stover
    5:33 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Thank you Bear.

    I haven’t seen Grimm but I’ve also wondered how it is. I also wonder how Once Upon a Time is.

  79. bluecat
    5:52 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Bear – tell Nana mom says she hasn’t seen the movies but she likes to watch (still and always) Tom Selleck.

    Has anyone read The Night Circus?

  80. Barb & Maggie
    6:48 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Rio, Why didn’t you or your friend ask Spence all those questions yourself? What did we miss?

    New season of Bones starts tonight. That is our favorite show. We are addicted to it, and this year starts with her being pregnant (real life pregnacy worked into the show) She and Boothe are finally a couple of sorts. Should be fun to watch.

  81. BearSpiritDog
    7:13 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    BlueCat: Nana has seen all 7 Jesse Stone movies with Tom Selleck and wouldn’t mind seeing them again.

    Night Passage (prequel)
    Stone Cold
    Death in Paradise
    Sea Change
    Thin Ice
    No Remorse
    Innocents Lost

    Have not read The Night Circus. We suddenly seem to have a growing stack of unread “must reads” and the queue at Netflic grows ever longer. No complaints – reading good books and watching movies on DVD and Streaming video is a great way to pass chilly autumn evenings. Add a nice cup of hot chocolate and we think we’re in heaven.

  82. BearSpiritDog
    7:26 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    B: If you missed any episodes of Once Upon s Time you can go to:
    http://www.abc.go.com/watch/shows to see them.
    We are going to have supper then turn in early – Bear

  83. Barb & Maggie
    7:30 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    We have seen some of the Jesse Stone movies and Tom Selleck does a great job in the part. Barb’s sister had a huge poster of Tom Selleck hung on a wall at her place, probably 30 years ago. I think it was back when he started on Hawaii-Five-O. He is still a hunk!

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:44 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Crap!… Now she lets me go out to facebookie…grunt!…The whole thing is over and only one of my questions got asked and never answered by the way…grump!…What a rotten deal. Dammit to hell!…grump!…I am seriously pissed off…sniff!

  85. Melanie
    7:50 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Hard day today for no particular reason. Going to bed! TTFN

  86. B.Stover
    7:58 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Thanks Bear. Do you like Once Upon a Time? I can get it On Demand.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:58 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Selleck!… I didn’t know Tom Selleck was on Hawaii Five-0,,…grunt! …I know he had his own show that was shot in Hawaii way back when…sniff!…I can’t remember what that show was called. My friend and I watch the re-runs sometimes…heh!

  88. OleyHowlers
    8:04 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    BSD, we saw Grimm and liked it. Thanks for reminding us…now we will add it to our DVR series.

    Goodnight to all ( at least all those who acknowledge us).

  89. Masquers
    8:05 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Maggie: Mom says Magnum P.I. was a good show. She had a big crush on Tom Selleck back then. She thinks he is even more handsome now the older he gets.

    Rio: You are not alone. Many of our questions went unanswered on facebookie today. Chet has said that some things will be revealed in the new book.

  90. Masquers
    8:15 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Good night Howlers: Will check Grimm out too. Thanks for letting us know it’s a good show.

    B: Bear said earlier he saw one episode of Once Upon a Time and liked it.

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:21 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Fairy-tales!…. We are watching the first episode of Once Upon A Time….snort!…So far it is very bizarre…grunt!

  92. Barb & Maggie
    8:24 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Rio, You are right, it was set in Hawaii, but maybe it was not Hawaii 5-0. Was Magnum set in Hawaii? He was always wearing shorts, right?

  93. Sam
    8:38 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Rio, we are watching Rachel Maddow who is interviewing Micheal Moore at the Tattered Cover in Denver – one of your favorite places.

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:40 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Whoa!…Snow White has really big ears….gasp! …That is a very different looking actress. I have never seen her before in anything…snort!…I would definitely remember her…sniff!

    Magnum!…Right, he is in those short-shorts all the time because he lives in Hawaii…heh!

  95. Snowhook Bella
    8:41 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    The weather out there is frightful! Anchor min-pins, princesses, corgis and pugs to a newf—a storm is coming! It took me an hour to go 35 miles and I’m still not home. I stopped at the half way point to let the blood get back on my knuckles.

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:41 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Tattered!…That is one of my favorite places, but Michael Moore is not one of my favorite people…grunt!

  97. Masquers
    8:42 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    B&M: Yes, Magnum P.I. was set in Hawaii – one of the reasons we watched it. (besides Tom Selleck, of course)

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:45 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Rebecca!….Please drive very very carefully!…snort!…My friend knows all about white-knuckle driving….yeep! yeep!…It’s the worst thing in the world….snort! …Please take it easy and drive slowly, even slower than slowly…sniff!

  99. Sam
    8:47 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Rio, I saw a short time ago the Tattered Cover has Stephen Pastis, Pearls Before Swine, a cartoonist. We like him.

  100. Masquers
    8:50 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Rio: That actress you describe with the big ears is Ginnifer Goodwin. She was one of the wives on Big Love which just ended a long run on HBO.

    Bella! Take care! Please check in as soon as you reach home.

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:59 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Maskers!….Well, its good to know she’s been able to find other work with those ears of hers…heh!snort!

  102. Masquers
    9:00 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Sam: We like Rachael Maddow’s political commentary.

    I wonder how much longer it will take Rebecca to reach home. She said it took her over an hour to go 35 miles and she was only at the half-way point when she checked in. I’ll wait up for her to make sure she arrives safe and sound.

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:02 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Sammie!…The Tattered Cover always has some author or another there talking and signing books….snort!…Everyone but you-know-who….wuffle!

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:04 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Maskers!…We will try and stay up with you..sniff!…Someone here wants to watch the second episode of Once Upon A Time…snort!

  105. Macy the Min-pin
    9:11 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Hope this works, it is really cool.

  106. Masquers
    9:12 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Rio: Big love was on HBO for about 5 seasons so she’s been kept pretty busy. I have also seen her on other shows from time to time.

    The Tattered Cover sounds like a very kool place. Moore was in town to speak at the Occupy Denver protest.

  107. Tupper and Gilly
    9:16 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Hi everyone – another day in CLL – still have one co-worker without electricity/phones/water/heat. But she still shows up at work. Other co-worker has not been heard from since last week – no idea where she is. And CL herself is still off in the wilds babysitting.

    Just got home from a very moving event. A friend of ours had a dream of taking all the survivving WWII and Korean vets who went into the service from this small town to DC for a tour of the monuments. He worked hard gathering donations and organinzing, and last month, the dream came true. 52 veterans got on a chartered bus to DC where they spent 4 days reliving and releiving. Honoring and remembering and crying and laughing. Old friends were remembered; their ghosts carried along like well worn backpacks, their never-aging spirits walking side by side with their silver-haired, wrinkled brothers and sisters in arms.
    There were images never to be forgotten – the legally blind vet who gently ran one hand over the bas-relief of the WWII memorial – his other hand guiding his wife’s wheelchair while she described the images under his fingertips.
    The WWII vet, Korean vet, and Vietnam vet standing together at Arlington, caught in the majesty and the sadness of that great place, when a busload of high school kids spilled out onto the pavement, full of laughter and chatter and cell phone tones. These young, emerging adults were suddenly silenced by the tableau before them. The kids lined up, and one by one, shook the hands of those three veterans and thanked them for their service.
    The night of the final banquet when the vets delayed saying good-night for as long as they possibly could, until having talked themselves out, one by one, they fell silent. Then one small voice in the middle of the banquet hall started singing, “God Bless America”, and soon the ripple of a song became a full bodied chorus of dedicated patriots singing their feelings about the land they love, the land they offered their youth and their lives in service.
    The final part of the bus journey home, when as they exited the highway into town, a phalanx of police cruisers awaited, lights flashing, to escort their heros home.
    It was our friend’s dream. It came true and 52 veterans finally understood what their service really meant.
    Tonight, our city council honored our friend, and his “gang of 7” who made it all happen.
    We would love to see more towns find a way to organize trips like this for their vets. Trust us, the experience makes all the work worthwhile.
    Thanks for reading all this. And please, this coming November 11, make sure to say thank you to any veteran you meet. They deserve it.

  108. Masquers
    9:17 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Sorry, Macy, it didn’t come through…..

    We are going to watch the second show too while we are waiting for Rebecca.

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:20 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    OMG!….The guy who played the Really Really Really bad guy on Breaking Bad is in this show!…yeep!…He plays a guy named Sidney who is looking for dirt on Emma Swan…gulp!….He still scares the fur off my butt whenever I see him….gasp!

  110. Macy the Min-pin
    9:26 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    snizzlefritz

  111. Barb & Maggie
    9:27 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Very touching and thought provoking, T & G. Thank you for taking the time to tell us. We will remember those good men, and especially next Fri. Nov. 11th.

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:31 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Golinka!….What a great story!…sniff!….What an amazing thing to do. Thank you for sharing it with us….wheeze!

  113. Macy the Min-pin
    9:31 pm on November 3rd, 2011
  114. Gus & BooBear
    9:33 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Rio, we think you are going to like that show. Each episode gets more bizarre and intriguing! Very creative.

    Be safe, Rebecca.

  115. Snowhook Bella
    9:34 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Just a quick check-in. I stopped again—I have twenty miles to go, but will be fine. I thank you for staying up for me, yet get some sleep— we will plunder on tomorrow.

  116. Masquers
    9:34 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Royal Mum: We are sobbing here after reading that very moving Story. Because of one man who had a dream and worked hard to make that dream come true, 52 brave men who served our country were able to enjoy the trip of a life time. Your friend who made that dream come true for them is beyond wonderful. May he be blessed with all good things.

  117. Masquers
    9:41 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Macy: You are just spinning your wheels there.
    Rebecca: Are you sure? We will be around for a while if you need us.
    Rio: Going now to watch it!

  118. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:08 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Wow!… That is the best show I have seen on regular TV in a really long time…snort!….It seems Rumplestiltskin is the only one who remembers what happened after the curse…heh!….I love Robert Carlyle. He is an awesome actor, perfect for the part I must say!…grunt!

  119. Masquers
    10:16 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    You are right! Mr Big of Breaking Bad lives on! Yikes! Don’t eat that apple Emma!!!

  120. Snowhook Bella
    10:19 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Home! At last!

  121. Masquers
    10:40 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    Rebecca you’re home! I forgot to tell you what a great story that was last night.

    RIo: This show is GREAT! What a cast of characters! Definitely something to look forward to every week.

    I’m going to bed. Good night Rebecca, Rio and anyone else still up. See you all in the morning.

  122. Snowhook Bella
    11:08 pm on November 3rd, 2011

    T&G: Thank you for sharing the wonderful story of one veteran’s dedication to his fellows.

    Masquers and Rio: Thanks for waiting up for me. AJ had to head into town for a meeting tonight. I will stay up waiting for him. Luna and Belle Starr promised the same, but it sounds an awful lot like snoring coming from their end of the couch.

    It snowed about six inches and the wind was blowing me all over the icy roads. I say eight cars in the ditch including two trucks that looked like they collided. It looked like each gave as good as they got—one missing a front end and the other missing a rear axel. Luckily, it looked like the people involved were alright if not a little sore tomorrow.

    AJ and I have watched Once Upon a Time and both like it; we thought the second show was better. We both watched Grimm last week and liked it, too.

  123. BearSpiritDog
    8:19 am on November 4th, 2011

    Today is wookie’s dad’s Birthday!
    We wish him the Most Spectacular One Ever!!!
    (so nice to still see sweet Pearl)

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