No Post Today

Why not? Because Spence is busy studying flow charts. But does that mean we can’t have a tiny little taste from The Dog Who Knew Too Much? Kind of early, but …

“I’m offering you a job,” Georgie said. He looked over at me. “You and Chet, of course.”

“You mean you want to subcontract a case out to us?” Bernie said.

“Nope,” said Georgie. “I’m talking about a real permanent-type job, assistant VP Operations, Malhouf International Investigations, eighty-five K to start, plus benefits and two weeks paid vacation.”

Bernie shook his head, a very quick side-to-side. Charlie – that’s Bernie’s kid, who we don’t see nearly enough since the divorce – has the exact same headshake. All of a sudden Bernie looked younger.

Georgie sat back in his chair. His eyes, dark to begin with, darkened some more. “Not even going to think about it?” he said.

“I appreciate the offer,” Bernie said. “But it wouldn’t be a good fit.”

“I’ll be the judge of that,” Georgie said.

“See?” said Bernie, and he laughed.

Bernie has a great laugh, so much fun to listen to the way it comes from deep down, but Georgie didn’t seem to be enjoying it. “Always considered you a serious individual, Bern,” he said. “Must be some reason you’re not taking me seriously.”

Bernie shrugged.

Georgie leaned forward. “I do my research. That means I know what you’ve been making. Or not making, to put it more accurately. Christ, I know about the tin futures. And even the goddamn pants. What else? You’re late on your kid’s tuition and you’re upside down on your house.”

Upside down on our house? I gave up on understanding Georgie.


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107 Responses to “No Post Today”

  1. Melanie
    4:37 am on November 17th, 2010

    At first I thought Georgie would be an okay guy. I mean anyone who includes Chet in the conversation, is a good guy, right?

    Except . . . That's a lot of money, and he knew WAY TOO MUCH about Bernie and his finances.

    Me thinks there is some shenanigans going on here. The carrot and then the stick?

    Pondering here. . .

    Though I have to say the Pack loves carrots and they like to fetch really LARGE sticks, like limbs 4 feet long or longer, and then try to come in the dog door.


  2. B.Stover
    4:39 am on November 17th, 2010

    Before Chet I never realized how many double meanings there are in the English language!

    What flow charts? Are those our flow charts Spence is studying?

  3. Barb & Maggie
    4:43 am on November 17th, 2010

    I must be getting better. I noticed tin futures being mentioned!Pain is a little better today, but get these electric shock kind of feeling going down the right arm if I move too quickly. Going to go to Ben's TG program for 1 hour than back to my sofa bed. BBL

  4. Mollypop
    4:43 am on November 17th, 2010

    B. – Ha ha. Spence is probably studying Kirby's flow chart of the Astrid case. He doesn't know where we are either.

  5. B.Stover
    4:45 am on November 17th, 2010

    Hi Melanie. Now I'm imagining the Newfs trying to get through the dog door and coming to a sudden stop! And then the ones behind the first….a Newf pile-up!

    We had Georgie Malhouf in the post of Nov. 4 when we had the first sneak peek. He's President of the Great Western Private Eye Association. I didn't like him then.

  6. B.Stover
    4:53 am on November 17th, 2010

    Barb: I think you should just lie quietly in bed and TAKE CARE! What is a TG program?

    Hi Mollypop! I remember where we are so I'll remind Spence:

    Ray, wired, is in the car with Chet and Bernie taking them to see Col. Bob and Bernie somehow knows beforehand were to go. They end up on M (forgot how to spell it) drive where C&B's house is.

    However, if Spence is looking at the flow chart, he must be researching connections that have been developed earlier. This is just another big tease. Grump!!

  7. Riö - The Evil
    5:01 am on November 17th, 2010

    Wow!….Wow! Wow!… snort!…Wookie didn’t even have to activate the Mind Control Device….sneeze!…He’s already leaking information to us. This is great!… Wow!

    Malhouf!…Calling Bernie, Bern. Who does he think he is anyway? …heh! ….Thinking Bernie would be happy at a desk job, hmmphf! He doesn’t know Bernie at all….sniff!

  8. Melanie
    5:20 am on November 17th, 2010

    B.Stover: I'm trying a cup of green tea, lots of honey and grated ginger. I'm hoping it will let me talk without coughing. Don't think it would help with the stuff in your lungs though. Make sure you take deep slow breaths.

    Barb: A friend of mine told me when she had the surgery, the doc told her those electrically like shocks were her nerves reconnecting. She doesn't know if that's true, but it gave her some piece of mind.

  9. Melanie
    5:46 am on November 17th, 2010

    Okay, I'm not saying I'm tired or anything, or not being the scarecrow, but it took me twenty minutes of searching on Facebook trying to find SQ, when it occurred to me to go to the website and hit the Facebook icon.

    Now I have to figure out why the phone isn't connecting. Zoë now has my cold. Jeez.

  10. Staff
    5:54 am on November 17th, 2010

    Barb, Melanie said just what I was going to say.

    My electrical shocks are in a different part of the body of course. They just started happening in the 3rd month after the surgery.

    My kidney doctor smiled and told me the same thing as Melanie. Reconnecting nerves. My it is really painful but it is over before it begins so that is not so bad. Good thing it doesn't last longer than a fraction of a second though.


    Another one of those life lessons you didn't want to learn.


  11. B.Stover
    6:00 am on November 17th, 2010

    Melanie is that the first time you've gone to Chet Appreciation Society page on Facebook? Your tea should help both you and Zoe.

    Yesterday the doctor put me on steroids for ten days to get rid of the inflammation in my respiratory gear. I think it's starting to work.

    The nerves reconnecting after surgery causing Barb's pain makes sense.

  12. Barb & Maggie
    6:16 am on November 17th, 2010

    I am back home (Kelly's), and am going to go lay down. TG program=Thanksgiving. Ben was a pilgrim. Very cute. My big fear was someone bumping into me, but I did ok.

    Glad to hear about the nerves reconnecting. That makes sense.Gus is barking at me, so will let him out for a minute, then back to bed.BBL

  13. Melanie
    6:16 am on November 17th, 2010

    B.Stover: The steroids are what got rid of it for Dan. It hasn't come back.

  14. Mollie (a black pood
    6:28 am on November 17th, 2010

    Hi: Hope everyone feels better. I bet that Georgie has an ulterior motive, wonder what it is. I think you are right Mollypop, Spence has to look at the Chart to figure out what happened. Mom has to go to Physical Therapy now for her arm. She is spending a lot of time at the hospital for appts.

  15. Riö - The Evil
    6:41 am on November 17th, 2010

    Decrepit!….You guys are all falling apart! What the heck? …sneeze!… When my friend was on steroids for her lungs, she was up at midnight eating ham sandwiches. I managed somehow to get out of bed and beg for some of the sandwich….heh!… I guess they make you very hungry and throw your sense of time off… grunt!

  16. Barb & Maggie
    7:06 am on November 17th, 2010

    Rio is right, it seems like we are having more than our share of ailments right now. Hope this is temporary! Hope all you guys are on the mend.

    I am missing Maggie! Tried to lay down, but Gus crowded me out, trying to be a cuddle bug. Think I will try it again.

  17. B.Stover
    7:12 am on November 17th, 2010

    My mom had to take steroids so I know the effects. They haven't made me hungry yet. I think it may depend on the dosage and I'm taking a low dose.

    Liz sent me an email saying that she received TFAT.

  18. Barb & Maggie
    7:15 am on November 17th, 2010

    Bee, I think the steriods can affect your sleep, too, as well as making you hungry.

  19. Riö - The Evil
    7:16 am on November 17th, 2010

    Stover!…Great, now Liz won’t get any work done at all….snuff!… My sketch will be pushed back even further…drat!

  20. Barb & Maggie
    7:19 am on November 17th, 2010

    Melanie, I remembered to bring Dan's book for Kelly to read. They are going to Disney this evening (trip was already booked before my surgery), so I am leaving it here for her.

    Josh is picking me up at 5:00, and I will spend next 3 days there, then will go home on Sunday, if things go according to plans.

  21. Melanie
    7:35 am on November 17th, 2010

    Barb: May it all go as planned. Aren't you glad you aren't going to Disney with them this time?

  22. Sam
    7:40 am on November 17th, 2010

    Barb, so you actually went out to a Thanksgiving program? That's great that you feel well enough to do that. I hope all goes according to plan and you get your MagPie! back on Sunday.

  23. B.Stover
    7:42 am on November 17th, 2010

    I think that steroids can make you feel very energetic…but at this point I don't believe anything can make me energetic.

    Rio is getting a sketch from Liz out of this. Now how did he work that? Pondering…

  24. Riö - The Evil
    7:56 am on November 17th, 2010


  25. Melanie
    7:59 am on November 17th, 2010

    He is a persistant pug.

  26. Barb & Maggie
    8:05 am on November 17th, 2010

    My daughter in law just called and asked how to make home made gravy, I'm like duh, my mind is not working that well yet. I don't measure anyway, just add flour/milk mixture till thick, so I had to look it up. She is trying to make me chicken pot pie or chicken and dumplings for dinner tonight, so her heart is in the right place.

  27. Melanie
    8:12 am on November 17th, 2010

    I remember when I was really out of it trying to teach OTAS how to do long division. I don't know what I taught him, but when I looked at the paper later; it make absolutely no sense what so ever. He's blamed me for all of his math problems since then.

    Didn't have a computer 20 years ago. Googling is awesome.

  28. Mollypop
    8:14 am on November 17th, 2010

    B. – When our dear sweet Rio wants something, he is relentless. I feel sorry for his friend.

  29. B.Stover
    8:17 am on November 17th, 2010

    Barb: How wonderful of your daughter-in-law.

    I think the pug is probably skipping again.

  30. Riö - The Evil
    8:26 am on November 17th, 2010

    Sketch!… I still need to decide on which photo for Liz to use for the sketch…heh!… Someone will have to help me pick it out…snort!

  31. B.Stover
    8:29 am on November 17th, 2010

    I don't know if anyone is interested in the Bayeux Tapestry. (It's not really a tapestry but a 230-foot piece of embroidery of the story of the Norman Conquest–from the Norman point of view of course.) It's one of the oldest documents of that period. Here's a website I found that breaks it down into episodes and shows the tapestry and an explanation of what is being told. The stitching is beautiful.

  32. B.Stover
    8:30 am on November 17th, 2010

    Rio: Show us some of the photos you have in mind.

  33. Mollypop
    8:39 am on November 17th, 2010

    I like the photo of Rio asleep sitting up.

  34. Melanie
    9:10 am on November 17th, 2010

    The one with the hat!

  35. Riö - The Evil
    9:24 am on November 17th, 2010

    Photos!…This one was taken last Spring …heh!…I was begging for candy and no one would give me any… grump!

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  36. Riö - The Evil
    9:26 am on November 17th, 2010

    Fave!… My favorite is the one with my Rockies cap!….woooo!

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  37. Mollypop
    9:58 am on November 17th, 2010

    Rio – Mom put the picture of you with your Rockies cap in her Lightroom database. Why would she want a picture of a Pug?

  38. Riö - The Evil
    10:12 am on November 17th, 2010

    Molly!…Who wouldn’t want a Pug?…snort! …Especially one like me!me!me! with a baseball cap on…heh!

  39. B.Stover
    10:37 am on November 17th, 2010

    Rio: Don't you have a picture showing all of you–standing up?

  40. Mollypop
    10:39 am on November 17th, 2010

    And don't you have a picture of your newly svelte self?

  41. Riö - The Evil
    10:48 am on November 17th, 2010


    Molly! …No.

    Recent!…She tried to get photos of me recently but none of them turned out very well…heh!…She has one of me in her patented Death Grip, but she doesn’t want me to post that one…grunt!…You guys do not realize how evasive I can be when the camera comes out….chorkel!

  42. Melanie
    10:58 am on November 17th, 2010

    When I think of Riö, I never think of him standing up. He's usually sitting, sleeping or lounging in someone's arms.

    Oh, let's not forget lounging on the sofa with remote in hand!

  43. Riö - The Evil
    11:02 am on November 17th, 2010

    Melanie!…Those are my favorite things to do!…snort!…you forgot sleep sitting up…heh!

  44. B.Stover
    11:17 am on November 17th, 2010

    I think the sketch should include Rio's tail in all his new svelte glory.

  45. Riö - The Evil
    11:19 am on November 17th, 2010

    Stover!…Of course you would…heh!

  46. B.Stover
    11:32 am on November 17th, 2010

    I'm teaching Richad III next semester so I've been listening to the audio of Josephine Tey's Daughter of Time (to get the other view of Richard). I've never taught this play before and have decided to take the approach that Shakespeare got it wrong because he used Thomas More's bio of Richard. More is following the party line since he's writing during the reign of Henry VIII whose father, Henry VII, took the crown from Richard. (Actually Shakespeare is also following the party line since he's writing in Elizabethan England.) What fun this is going to be!

  47. Riö - The Evil
    11:38 am on November 17th, 2010

    Stover!…Was it Richard III who had two little boys who were in line for the crown locked up in the tower and then killed?… grunt!

  48. Riö - The Evil
    12:02 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Poirot!…David Suchet is going to be on NPR pretty soon….snort!snort!… We love that guy. He is the perfect Poirot…sniff!

  49. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:16 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Hey y'all! I couldn't post yesterday because Mom was out celebrating my boy's birthday — wow! he's 29! I'm gonna do a quick note now because Mom came home early so she could get to church for her play practice. But I just want to say that if Spence is depending on my flowcharts to get back into the Astrid case, we're in big trouble. The last time I updated it I couldn't get it to post, so he's using way outdated facts. If I get a chance tonight, I'll try to update it once again — and hopefully get it posted this time!!!

    Rio: Didn't you post several full-body shots of you at some party where you were begging for food? (I guess that's probably not narrowing it down enough!) It seems to me that a costume of some sort was involved — maybe a bow tie? And it was some kind of mystery dinner your friend was involved with.

    Barb, Bee and Mollie (ABP)'s Mom: I'm glad you're doing so well. Mom and I have been thinking about all of you.

  50. B.Stover
    12:23 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Rio: Regarding Richard–That is the party line. There is apparently proof that the princes in the tower were still alive at the time of Richard's death in battle. That means that Henry VII had them killed after he was crowned king.

    Happy birthday to Kirby's son.

  51. LizF
    12:32 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Morning all. A big cheer for B for sending me TFAT, what a great person! Humble thanks.

    (Note that Rio THINKS he's getting a sketch, i haven't committed either way… Don't tell him…)

    B is right, of course, about Richard III. There's a great book, The Daughter of Time, by…i'll think of it in a minute, about how he was framed for the murder, it was all propaganda.

    Josephine Tey – she's the author.

  52. Barb & Maggie
    12:49 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Off to Josh's. Will try to post later.

  53. Lexi
    12:50 pm on November 17th, 2010

    I don't like George. Bite 'em, Chet!

  54. Staff
    12:53 pm on November 17th, 2010


    I'm just mentioning but I ended up putting together a blog quilt after Rio started on me.


    I sort of wanted to do it – but he is relentless. Really!

    Keep mentioning the 'thinks he is' part of your version.

    And good luck.


  55. Riö - The Evil
    12:57 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Liz!… I will try to put up some other photo’s with the help of my friend when she gets home….snort!…You can choose which one you want to model my sketch after….wheeze!

  56. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    1:03 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Hey guys, you know, we are losing focus here. The tidbits about Book 4 are nice (and in time we will certainly want more), but we still have Ray and Colonel Bob and Astrid and Tulip all up in the air. Maybe the flowcharts will help Spence re-calibrate where he is,but inquiring minds want to know. Maybe if Kirby re-posted the flowchart we could even pitch in and help Spence out a bit. Wookie

  57. Mollie (a black pood
    1:43 pm on November 17th, 2010

    My thoughts exactly Wookie. Maybe the clever people on the blog can suggest what can happen and Spence could choose from the suggestions. I have forgotten the plot after all this time.

  58. LizF
    1:45 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Thanks for the warning Staff, I'll practise my fobbing-off skills!

    B, it's true about steroids, I was on them for a while a few years ago and ate like a horse. Insomnia too – but they'll hopefully get rid of your pneumonia, that's the main thing.

  59. B.Stover
    1:51 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Liz: Do you remember how many milligrams the steroids were?

  60. Melanie
    1:56 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Ummm, Mollie (ABP): There was a plot?

    Don't forget that Foster is up in the air and that dude who might be Foster or not, but had something to do with Astrid.

    The only ones not in the air are Ratko and Albie and by this time, I hope they are 6 feet under.

  61. bluecat
    2:25 pm on November 17th, 2010

    I've forgotten most of "it" but wondered if Foster could be undercover DEA – FBI – one of those alphabets.

    Barb – you must be Wonder Woman, up and about already.

    Bee – keep on plundering. Have you seen the Colin Firth (be still my heart!) movie about Prince Albert who became King George VI? It's on my list, along with the newest Harry Potter. Love Harry Potter.

    Take care, Everybody.

  62. LizF
    2:30 pm on November 17th, 2010

    B – sorry no, my memory is not up to that! I think it would have been pretty high though.

    Who's the dude who might be Foster or not??

  63. Melanie
    2:46 pm on November 17th, 2010

    LizF: When Bernie and Chet were talking to Foster, we found out that Albie thought Astrid was having an affair with some dude. Bernie asked Foster if he was that dude and Foster said no.

    YSAS in the play Reservoir The photo was taken by Jonathan Slaff.


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  64. Riö - The Evil
    3:01 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Clarkson!….Wow! We are getting glimpses of all kinds of wonderful things today!…snort!….Melanie- Thank You!!! Isn’t Clarkson’s character having an affair with the wife of the guy who has PTSD?…grunt!….What a rotter!…sniff!

  65. B.Stover
    3:10 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Bluecat: I haven't seen the Colin Firth movie yet but want to. Also want to see Harry Potter.

  66. Mollypop
    3:22 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Melanie – That's great!

  67. Riö - The Evil
    3:24 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Liz!…Fobbing off? A little Fobbing has never stopped me before…heh!… Now, my friend is tired and she refuses to help me find any more photos tonight….grunt!…She is an expert at Fobbing-Off…grump!…I know you have your other commissions you have to finish first anyways…sniff!…So there will be plenty of time for me to select the perfect photo…gruff!… Maybe I should consider posing for her one day…..Naw!

  68. Melanie
    3:25 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Yes Riö, he was told that he was a despicable character. Words to bring joy to a mother's heart! snicker

    Waiting to see Harry Potter! I have to go when there are not many children there, or I will catch something else.

    I'm off to zzz land and that's not near LizF.

  69. LizF
    3:30 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Er, that's probably okay Rio, I think i have enough material!

    Hey nice – I was wondering what YSAS looked like since we had the conversation about looks and talent. I wish we could see more of his face…

    How's little Sammie today? Can he walk yet?

  70. Siber-H
    3:45 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Here I am…just wanted to check in. My dad went into the hospital today so that is why I haven't been here all day, and I

    don't know how much I will be here in the next few days. We will see what happens. I can't believe all this stuff is happening to so many of us all at one time, but it does sound like you guys are on the mend. Mom and I are doing fine.

    Book #4 is going to be a good one!! Enjoyed the sneak peak at it on Chet's post today.

  71. Riö - The Evil
    3:49 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Liz!…Who are you talking about this Lil Sammie?…sniff!…Not Auntie Molly’s little Sammie, right?…grump!…I’m confused. You had plenty of times to see Clarkson with hair if you had bothered to log onto Chet’s blog earlier in the summer girl!…snort!

  72. Siber-H
    3:50 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Bluecat, Received the package today! Thank you so much! I think mom is going to collapse and start one of the books this evening.

  73. Mollypop
    3:50 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Siber-H – Take good care of you Mom, as I already know you will. We hope your Dad is okay.

  74. Riö - The Evil
    4:01 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Wha!…Now SiberH is going through turmoil?….snuff!….Oh no, SiberH, is it serious? Will your man be okay?….sniffle!…This has been a very bad month so far for most of us… grunt!

  75. B.Stover
    4:08 pm on November 17th, 2010

    SH: Sorry to hear about your dad and I hope things are fine soon.

  76. LizF
    4:09 pm on November 17th, 2010

    WELL Rio, you'd know who little Sammie was if you'd bothered to read G&BB's posts yesterday and the day before!!!!!!!!

    Little Sammie is a foster brother who was brought home to stay with them, very ill, can't use his legs.

  77. Riö - The Evil
    4:22 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Liz!… If I “bothered”???…. snort!…. If I didn’t bother about this blog I would not be here at all day in and day out….grunt!…. YOU are the one missing for the whole damn summer, DO NOT EVER accuse me of not being here for everyone…huffle!…I missed the deal with lil Sammie, give me a freakin’ break and fill me in without accusations….dammit!…How many times do we do this for EVERYONE ELSE!…growl!.

  78. LizF
    4:24 pm on November 17th, 2010

    i think i'd better hide for the rest of the year!! bye…..

  79. Siber-H
    4:24 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Thanks guys for your support. I think Dad will be fine. They are looking for what the problem is…looks like he does have a UT infection (he didn't know it) that may have gotten into the blood. As you know, hospitals can be slow…slow to get you out of the ER and into a room and slow to round up all the test results and think about doing more.

    I hope little Sammie will be ok.

  80. Riö - The Evil
    4:39 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Liz!…Do not hide out again….dammit!… When I am accused of not caring about these here guys on this here blog it boils my blood…snort!… Maybe I miss things, or DO NOT REMEMBER!…sniff!…I’m not a Pug Computer for gosh sakes!…grump!…I do not skip posts or if I do it’s by accident….wheeze!

    SiberH!…What’s a UT infection?….snort!

  81. Riö - The Evil
    4:48 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Illness!…Soon we will all be experts at all kinds of medical issues….grunt!…Where the hell is Dawson? She could explain some of this jargon…grump!…Now I am in a really bad mood for a Wednesday…grrrrr!

    Today!… I had to spend the entire afternoon with her mother here at my house….snort!…Her mom went in with a neighbor to have guys come and clean up all the leaves from my yard and his yard…grunt!… Her mother finally did call my friend at work after the deal was made and the guys were on their way… sniff!… They did a good job, but its going to cost a bundle probably….grump!… My friend was already to let nature take its course and leave the leaves lie and feed the lawn…wheeze! …Now she will have to pay her neighbor half the bill…growl!

  82. Mollypop
    4:54 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Siber-H – I hope the hospital doesn't lose track of your Dad. Is there a GPS tracking device you could pin on his hospital gown?

  83. B.Stover
    5:07 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Liz: There's no need to hide.

    Good night all.

  84. Siber-H
    5:17 pm on November 17th, 2010

    You are right, Rio. We are learning medicine on this blog. I just learned about the electric shock pains today from you guys. A UT infection is a urinary tract infection. Mom says it is not that uncommon for some people to have them and not know it.

    Molly, they could lose my dad, they could. Perhaps they should start putting gps on their patients. A few years ago, mom had them lose a 95 year old neighbor. She was eventually found because another neighbor that is a retired professor of nursing got on the phone and made them find her. That saved mom a 50 mile drive.

  85. Riö - The Evil
    5:37 pm on November 17th, 2010

    SiberH!…So they can get this under control pretty easily and your man could be home soon?… sniff!… I sure hope my friend never has to go to the dreaded hospital…snort!…She says once she goes, she’s not coming home…whatever that means…gulp!

  86. Siber-H
    6:02 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Not sure Rio about how quickly they can get it under control and how soon he can be home. Since he just went in the hospital today, it is to soon for the medical professionals to know those things.

    Your friend and my mom are just alike when it comes to going to the doctor and hospitals, but you can bet your sweet bippy that if I sneeze more than twice, it is off to the vet.

  87. Gus & BooBear
    6:14 pm on November 17th, 2010

    SiberH, infection is the blood does not sound too good. It's a good thing your dad is getting it under control right now!! But please don't lose him.

    LizF, little Sammie is making some progress. This evening he took his first wobbly steps. He staggered (and we do mean staggered!) from Dad to Mom (they were about 4 feet apart. It was kind of like a toddler learning to walk. He does have a good appetite and that is a great thing because he needs to get his strength back. And he was able to take care of his "nature calls" when Mom supported him in the litter box. At least we know those inside parts are working. Little baby steps, but at least he is showing improvement!

    Rio, we're not surprised you missed the post. It was very late the other night and most of you had already signed off for the night. We guess LizF's time difference made it easier for her to catch the late post.

  88. Riö - The Evil
    6:15 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Sammie!…The ‘little brother’ Sammie post was done well after I went to bed on the 16th….grunt!….And then again after I went to bed on the 17th! No wonder I had no idea about lil Sammie…grunt!… Usually, I read last nights posts, but for some reason two days in a row, I did not…grump!…And that is why I had never heard of Lil Sammie till tonight…sniff!…G’bye Liz, see you sometime next year…grump!

  89. Gus & BooBear
    6:15 pm on November 17th, 2010

    SiberH, we meant lose him in the hospital like from room to room, NOT lose him the other way!!! We sure he will be fine. Very poor wording on our part.

  90. Staff
    6:19 pm on November 17th, 2010

    I have a funny story about our mother Maggie and AbbietheKitty.

    When Abbie was a little kitty, about 5 years ago, Maggie got a bad cold that turned into bronchitis. Abbie was loving her up and got a upper respiratory infection from her.

    Now Maggie refused to go in to the doctors because she had an appointment coming up and she insisted on waiting for it.

    Staff could hear Maggie at night, coughing away. It got so bad that Maggie couldn't lay down and slept sitting up and she still wouldn't go to the doctor's.


    As soon as AbbietheKitty started sneezing Maggie said, "Take her in to the emergency vet, NOW."

    Staff said back, "We have to take the Kat in but YOU WON'T GO???"

    So Maggie went, and had pnuemonia and hat to take antibiotics and finally got better and AbbietheKitty got better on her own.

    [img ] catwars.jpg[/img]

    Baby Abbie teasing Alice Johnson

  91. Gus & BooBear
    6:19 pm on November 17th, 2010

    And, most important, Chet…we are loving the book 4 tidbits. Keep them coming. We are hooked already.

  92. Gus & BooBear
    6:21 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Wow, Staff!! We would have sworn that Abbie was older than Alice Johnson! For some reason, we thought Alice just came in from the cold a year or so ago!

  93. Staff
    6:22 pm on November 17th, 2010

    errr 'had' to take antibiotics.


    PS LizE "Pay no attention to the Pug behind the Curtain." He spouts off and it is all "sound and fury signifying nothing." He is really quite funny when he has a conniption fit.

    Laugh at him and all will be well.



  94. Staff
    6:24 pm on November 17th, 2010

    No, Gus and BooBear,

    Alice Johnson came in from the cold in 2001. AbbietheKitty is three years younger than Alice.

    However she has grown!

    [img ] lap abbie.jpg[/img]

  95. Siber-H
    6:25 pm on November 17th, 2010

    That's ok G&BB, I knew what you meant. It does seem that hospitals are becoming somewhat famous for losing people and things that belong to their patients. Tell little Sammie from me to keep up the good work and keep improving.

    We are falling asleep now and mom will get up early to get to the hospital. All you guys, keep getting better!

    Good Night Friends!

    p.s. Rio, you probably already know this but Jimenez came in third for the Cy Young Award!

  96. Riö - The Evil
    6:28 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Heh! …. I love the photo of Baby AbbieThe-Kitty teasing Alice The Menace…heh!…Yeah, I get taken to the V-E-T way more than you-know-who ever goes to her required check-ups….grunt!…She is now way past due on Eyes, Teeth and Other stuff…grump!….December might be the month to catch up on all this annoying stuff she says…sniff!

    Puss N' Boots!…I'm so glad you are not mad at me too for not knowing who lil Sammie is…sniff!…I now know what is going on, but missed it the first time round…sigh

  97. Siber-H
    6:29 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Staff, that story sounds just like my mom.

  98. Riö - The Evil
    6:32 pm on November 17th, 2010

    AbbieTheKat!…’Grown’ is an understatement!…yeep!

  99. Gus & BooBear
    6:36 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Night, all. SiberH, try to keep us informed on how your Dad is doing. Does your Mom have a smart phone? She could post from the hospital while sitting with your Dad.

  100. Riö - The Evil
    6:40 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Liz!…Staff may have taken my outburst lightly tonight because it was not targeted at her…growl…. Believe me I was serious when I said I do not take kindly to being accused of ignoring any of the Plunderer’s ….sniff! …I missed some posts. I’m sorry. Lend a helping hand to fill in missing info instead of slapping accusations around next time….goodness! …Be part of the community or NOT…It’s your choice. ..snuffle!…You are very welcome here as are any who venture in…wheeze!

  101. Riö - The Evil
    6:42 pm on November 17th, 2010


  102. Staff
    6:50 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Goodnight Rio,

    Mr.Husky, best wishes and good luck to your Dad. Hope they don't lose his tests like they did with Dan the Man.

    Little Sammy, pooping is a VERY good sign. Keep it up little pooper.

    I am for bed too.

    Nighty night all

  103. LizF
    7:19 pm on November 17th, 2010

    Hey Staff, thank you for the support!

    GBB, that's terrific news about Sammie, I hope he keeps getting better.

    Rio – i only used the word 'bothered' because you'd used it at me when we were talking about Clarkson – I wasn't having a dig at you. Sorry it sounded like I was, in fact it was a joke.

    BUT – you're probably asleep, so you won't be reading this!!

  104. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:07 am on November 18th, 2010

    Good morning, y'all! I worked all night and have produced the ultimate flowchart! Now I just have to hope that it loads!

    [file ]'s flowchart5.docx[/file]

  105. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:09 am on November 18th, 2010

    Let's try once more!

    [file ]'s flowchart5.docx[/file]

  106. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:17 am on November 18th, 2010
  107. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:19 am on November 18th, 2010

    Finally!!! Now I think I need to take a nap after all that hard work.


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