No Post Today

On account of it’s the day for Audrey’s operation. A torn ACL in her left rear leg, and the vet says it will never get better on its own.

Meanwhile, here’s a song by North of 90 (wonder if the Snowhook folks know them). Thanks to Donald J. Dougherty.


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126 Responses to “No Post Today”

  1. Melanie
    8:32 am on May 11th, 2011

    Sending good thoughts and prayers to Audrey and the vet.

    I love the video! Going to put it on Facebook.

  2. Barb & Maggie
    8:43 am on May 11th, 2011

    Paws crossed here for Audrey. We have had two dogs in the family that had that operation, and they were perfect afterwards. Sending lots of positive energy her way.

    Barb printed some recipes yesterday. Not sure if it has anything to do with the other email address, but Staff had a few that came thru partially on one page then continued on the next. Think I will cut and paste on to one page before sending to Bee. Do not have many yet, so get busy youse guys.

    Off to work shortly. Got up 3 times during the night, but couldn’t will those babies out of her!

  3. OleyHowlers
    8:45 am on May 11th, 2011

    Good morning Chet and Melanie,
    Special prayers for Audrey today.

    The video and song are so cool.

  4. OleyHowlers
    8:46 am on May 11th, 2011

    Good morning to Barb & Maggie also. We were so hoping for happy baby news today.

  5. Mango
    9:10 am on May 11th, 2011

    Good luck Audrey. You will feel better once you are heeled up. Good as new, I hope.


  6. Rose
    9:40 am on May 11th, 2011

    Good Morning Youse Guys!

    Hi Chet! Sending good thoughts from Westchester County for Audrey!

  7. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:53 am on May 11th, 2011

    Audrey!…. I will be thinking of my Special Agent Audrey today….sniff!….I know Wookie will be at her side when she wakes up. All will be better once she recovers from this surgery…snort!

  8. B.Stover
    9:59 am on May 11th, 2011

    Best thoughts to Audrey and Spence.

    Good morning all.

  9. B.Stover
    10:01 am on May 11th, 2011

    Barb: I’ll send recipes today to your email address.

    All of the fruit trees around here are in bloom. They are absolutely beautiful.

  10. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    10:13 am on May 11th, 2011

    Audrey. I know that everything is going to be just perfect after the surgery and I will definitely be looking out for you. And I think your tennis game (or at least fetching the tennis balls part) will be as good as new following the surgery. Licks and wags, your special friend Wookie

  11. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:45 am on May 11th, 2011

    Recipes!….I will need someone’s help with the recipes….snort!… My computer will be up and running sometime Saturday morning. She may not be in the mood to make case noodle this weekend because we have a lot going on over at my house. Is the deadline for recipes still May 31st? ….grunt!

  12. Staff
    10:53 am on May 11th, 2011

    Great tune there. I was bouncing all over the chair.
    Today is Audrey’s day at the Vet. I know it will go OK and she will be back home soon wondering what happened to the hair she used to have on that leg. Heh. It’ll grow back Audrey. I promise. Just ask Tyb.

    Nice to meet you Mango. Have you ever met a Newfie? They slobber too. Maybe you are a Newfie. Gosh we have a lot of lurkers visiting the blog lately. Nice to see!

    Good morning to all the regulars. Melanie,Barb and Maggie,Oley Howlers, Rose, Rio, BStover and the Wookster. In order…Heh.
    Rose you have been on here long enough to get an avatar. Time to go to and put your picture up. Get to it girl.

  13. Siber-H
    11:20 am on May 11th, 2011

    We will be thinking of you today, Audrey. We know you will be just fine, but are sorry you and Spence and family have to go through this. Mom doesn’t remember the exact length of time the dog has to be kept much less active after the surgery, but we have hopes that Audrey will be more reasonable about this than Mom’s Border Collie. Even the crazy Border Collie recovered completely.
    Thanks for letting us know, Chet.

  14. Siber-H
    11:30 am on May 11th, 2011

    Dawson and family are safe!!

    I hope the baby goats are born soon so Barb and Maggie can get some rest and sleep.

    And, oh, for crying out loud…The Borzoi is still mad at me.

  15. OleyHowlers
    11:32 am on May 11th, 2011

    Our Pop wants to invite Audrey to recuperate with him. He is enjoying his recovery time, and we did not have a problem getting him to be less active after his surgery. Also, he has a lot of great munchies surrounding his recovery chair. And many many remotes.

  16. B.Stover
    11:33 am on May 11th, 2011

    Rio: What help do you need with recipes?

    Why do we have to have a deadline? I hate deadlines…..grump.

  17. B.Stover
    11:38 am on May 11th, 2011

    Howlers: I’m glad you pop is enjoying his convalescence. LOL!

    G&BB: How are things going?

    11:40 am on May 11th, 2011

    Rio, I have not gotten many recipes yet so I am sure you still have some time. Would love to have your Case Noodles.

    Debbie LM, I know you are a good cook, are you going to submit some recipes?

  19. OleyHowlers
    11:48 am on May 11th, 2011

    We need an email address to send our recipe. No photo yet; will make it later on and send in the photo to Melanie.

  20. Melanie
    11:54 am on May 11th, 2011

    Why do we need so many remotes? I want a magic wand for all of these things. We have a remote that is white and sort of looks like the phone. I don’t know how many times we’ve either tried to answer the remote or change the channel with the phone.

    There is something on the lens of the Eagle cam. Waiting until they either move the camera or birds move.

    YSAS is working his first SAG background today! New show (HBO) “How to make it in America”.

  21. Melanie
    11:59 am on May 11th, 2011

    They moved! I think they grew over night.

  22. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:00 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Help!…. I can’t cook, that’s the part I need help with. Someone will have to cook, photograph and type up the recipes for me….snort! ….I will get all the credit for them though. My name will be on them in the cookbook…heh!… Also, I did not set the deadline for the cook book – I think Liz did. …huffle!

    Oley!…Someone else answer Oley, because that question really ticks me off to no end….grump!

  23. Sam
    12:22 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Melanie, to get my acting career kicked off, I need to join one of those fancy clubs like YSAS did. Which one would suit my special doggy talents?

  24. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:33 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Recipe!…My friend just sent me a text saying she has had trouble using the special, set-up just for this cookbook dishlickers email address at her busy place….snort!…The security doesn’t like all the ads that stupid email runs…sniff!…She was able to send one recipe in but says she will have to do the rest from home where there is hardly any security at all…heh!… Can someone check it and make sure the photo arrived safely and of course the recipe…. yammers!

  25. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:35 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Yammers?….snort!….I’m sure I typed “yummers!”….sniff!

  26. BearSpiritDog
    12:38 pm on May 11th, 2011

    O.Howlers: First of all, before Rio gets too riled, here is the address for recipes (and whatever)

    Side note: good to hear the dad is doing well with the recuperation. Remotes and snacks – he’s got the right idea to pass the time

    Barb: we sent ours there too and I see a few from Staff.

    Prayers & good thoughts for Audrey. You’ll be out there running like the wind in no time! Thanks for the cool video Chet!

    GusBooBear: It is difficult to watch our beloved companions cross over the Bridge. Rebecca’s story last night was very uplifting. I am seeing more and more what a very special person she is.

    Dawson! Thanks for letting us know you and family are safe. Those tornadoes are scary things – so unpredicable.

    Melanie! How exciting! YSAS on an HBO show. Let us know when it airs.

  27. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:44 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Email!…Now Bear is ticking me off too!…grump! …I thought one of you guys lived with a computer geek…sniff!

  28. Melanie
    12:47 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Sam: Here is a how to get your dog an agent!

    Hmm, I was under the impression we could send pictures in of our four-footed members for this book. That was for people who didn’t have time to make and take a picture of their favorite recipes. I’m I mistaken?

    I hope not!

  29. B.Stover
    12:50 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Rio: Both your recipe and picture are on dishlickers.

    Barb: Since everyone is sending the recipes there so will I.

    Howlers: Are you able to get into dishlickers?

  30. B.Stover
    12:51 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Melanie: I think pictures of four-leggeds are fine for the cookbook.

  31. Rose
    12:52 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Hi Satff:

    You are not the first to suggest an avatar. I’m extremely camera shy, but I’ll try to finally make a decision on one.

  32. OleyHowlers
    1:06 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Bear, that link just gets me to I looked for dishlickers as a group, but no go. Was that supposed to be an email address ?

    If this is too much to ask, we can just eat our recipe and fore-go sending it in.

  33. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:15 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Oley!….Were you not here when we went through several discussions and arguments over the email address?….snort! …. If you were not here, then I can forgive you because I’m sure the girls really want your recipes for the book…grunt! ….I set this email account up so that all of us can use it and not give out our email accounts if we do not want to. The password is slurp4real. Open the email account, type in your recipe, attach your photo if you have one, and then send it to the same address, dishlickers etc. and then those who are putting the book together can get your info out there. …snort!

  34. Siber-H
    1:22 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Rose, It wouldn’t have to be a picture of you…Dawson had a photo of a bicycle for her avatar once and Stover had some lovely scenery. My mom wouldn’t allow her own photo to be up there because she is also camera shy. I’m the best looking one in the family, anyway.

    p.s. Mom didn’t know how to fetch the avatar…Mollypop did it for her.

  35. OleyHowlers
    1:25 pm on May 11th, 2011

    No, Rio. We were not on the blog when that was set up. First we heard of dishlickers was when you put out the Rules for the Cookbook. But all you said was All recipes to Barb, either by snail or email to her, or via the dishlickers email address. We did not know if that was a google, yahoo, hotmail, etc email.

    We have now sent in our recipe, but we still need to make it so we can photo it.

  36. BearSpiritDog
    1:27 pm on May 11th, 2011

    No OHowlers! Don’t eat the recipe! Go to yahoo and sign in under our group name. If you need help Rio can advise.

    Hmmm…I don’t know why Rio is ticked off.

    Rio: What’s the problem here? Is it the picture? Just so you know there are no computer techies in this household. (#1 Son is the nearest one)

  37. Melanie
    1:30 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Poor Riö . . . Oley, if you want to send it to me, I can send it along to the correct person.

    I wonder when the operation is or was . . .

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:45 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Oley!…Great!! Now I am going to go delete out of the email account just to tick everyone off…heh!heh!heh!….Wooooooo!

  39. Joe Erickson
    2:19 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Audrey, Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Get well soon

  40. OleyHowlers
    2:26 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Spence says thanks to everybody for their concern. The vet says that Audrey is out of surgery and it went well. Her meniscus was gone and the ACL was 95% shredded, but he was able to do the lesser of the two possible operations. Now for the recovery period! Thanks again – it means a lot.

    from FB

  41. BearSpiritDog
    2:29 pm on May 11th, 2011

    OHowlers: I see you succeeded getting in to dishlickers. Yay!

    Rio: Yummers is right!

    All these great recipes! Now I’m getting hungry!

    Hey you guys! This morning Nana gave me the good news that my package is on the way! Doing the Happy Dance here! SnowBella thank you for letting us know!!!

  42. OleyHowlers
    2:32 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Bear: You are going to love love love it! The special surprise makes us so happy.

    So, at the risk of once again irritating that evil little pug, can I send in photos of my auction item yet?

  43. Gus and BooBear
    2:35 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Hope the surgery goes well! Get better soon, Audrey!

    Thank you, Rebecca.

  44. Siber-H
    2:36 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Howlers, Thanks so much for the update on Audrey! We are so glad it went well. Here is to a speedy recovery for Audrey, but kiddo, you have to take it easy for however long the vet says.

  45. BearSpiritDog
    2:37 pm on May 11th, 2011

    O.Howlers: Thanks for the update on Audrey!

    Hello to Mango and Joe!

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:46 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Oley!….Hold onto your photo till I have a definite answer for you, okay….grunt!

  47. Melanie
    3:15 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Put my first recipe up. Now I just have to remember the two others I was going to do. . .

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:22 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Melanie!….Will you be submitting Clarkson’s Rib recipe?…. yummers!….I sure hope so!…snort!

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:30 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Auction!….Everyone, you can send photos of your Auction Item to Melanie….snort!… Her email address is on her website (click on her blue name). She will enhance your photo, if possible, and then she will send it back to you. Please keep this photo in a safe place because later you will be writing up a description – format rules forth coming – and sending the enhanced photo along with the description to Rebecca….snort! …. Everyone understand?

  50. B.Stover
    3:49 pm on May 11th, 2011

    I posted five recipes on the dishlickers site.

    So glad about Audrey.

  51. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    4:25 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Yeah Audrey! I knew everything was going to be just fine. You just need to take it easy through recovery and you will be as good as new. Wookie

  52. Melanie
    4:32 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Riö, I’m not sure HOW to put up his ribs. A bit of this, a handful of that, I can try.
    What I have put up is “A La Cart Melanie Cake”.

    YSAS and one of his roommates created this for me two years ago when I was in the hospital. It’s very good. Gluten free, but you don’t care. YSAS snuck me a huge piece when I wasn’t supposed to have cake!

  53. BearSpiritDog
    4:42 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Just saw Rio and Dima from the Howlers side by side!

  54. Rose
    4:50 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Great news about Audrey!

  55. Staff
    4:54 pm on May 11th, 2011

    I just added three more recipe’s to dishlickers. I will not have pictures of all my recipes. I made the Lemon shortbread so that will have a picture but the rest probably won’t. I think that we should not HAVE to have a picture as that will keep people from submitting recipes.

    Is that OK youse guys?

  56. Melanie
    5:06 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Staff, I think that’s fine. I really want to put in our four legged friends, because I think people would be more interested in seeing the Plunderers.

  57. B.Stover
    5:25 pm on May 11th, 2011

    I agree with Melanie and Staff. And besides, I only make pies for parties or get-togethers and I don’t have any planned soon. (I’d eat an entire pie otherwise and that is not good.)

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:49 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Photo!… So you don’t want my photo of the strawberries?….grunt!…Or anything else I watch her make?…sniff!

  59. BearSpiritDog
    6:00 pm on May 11th, 2011

    B & Melanie: Yes, we also agree. Pictures of the Plunderers would make our cookbook very unique! Everyone else posts pictures of their recipes. We on the other hand would show the pack member who submitted the recipe instead!

  60. Melanie
    6:04 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Riö, what about a picture of you with the strawberries all over your face? I think that would be great. Can you eat strawberries?

  61. B.Stover
    6:04 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Rio: We can show pictures of the recipes also. I have a picture of the sour cream coffee cake. Also, I like the picture of the stuffed strawberries.

  62. BearSpiritDog
    6:04 pm on May 11th, 2011

    With the exception of Rio’s Strawberry dessert!

  63. B.Stover
    6:06 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Further…the picture of the stuffed strawberries gave me a better idea how to make them.

  64. B.Stover
    6:08 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Another further….I don’t have a four-legged to picture and I will not include my own picture. Come on guys, stop trying to make rules. Pictures of recipes, no pictures to some recipes, pictures of Plunderers….it’s all a go.

  65. OleyHowlers
    6:19 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Bear: Was Dima giving Rio the evil eye when they were side by side?

    We sent our recipe and our photo of the garlic pretzels.

  66. BearSpiritDog
    6:52 pm on May 11th, 2011

    B! What about a picture of your easy chair? (as someone else suggested back when) I don’t think it matters. Whatever everyone is comfortable with.

    OHowlers: Why yes, yes she was!

  67. Melanie
    6:58 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Got them OleyHowlers. Cool!

    Dawson the Awesome: I have downloaded the book you were talking about. I just have to finish the one I’m reading and I’m ready to go!

    B.Stover’s picture in a field of strawberries!

  68. Melanie
    6:59 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Or she could drag her easy chair out to a field of strawberries . . .

    Pondering . . .

    Going to watch “Journey to the Center of the Earth” 1950’s version. I forgot they sang in it.

  69. BearSpiritDog
    7:03 pm on May 11th, 2011

    B! Why not use your “B” from the Quilt? It has the paw prints and everything needed.

  70. B.Stover
    7:03 pm on May 11th, 2011

    You guys are cracking me up……and it’s too early for strawberries here. They won’t be out for another month at least.

  71. B.Stover
    7:06 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Bear: I could have one recipe with the B, another with my easy chair and a third…coffee cake…with that recipe. That will leave two without a picture. I think Liz said something about not being able to use a lot of pictures…….Liz?

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:14 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Photos!…After reading everything (((here at my house!!)))… I think we should send whatever photos we want, and Liz, Liz, Liz, the Artist will decide what will go into the Cook book and where, where, where!…heh!….So be creative…snorkel! …I hope we hear from her. I don’t have much time here tonight….drat!

  73. BearSpiritDog
    7:16 pm on May 11th, 2011

    I don’t know…but I’m sure getting hungry. Is it suppertime yet?

  74. Melanie
    7:37 pm on May 11th, 2011



    (After nearly drowning James Mason and two others are looking for Pat Boone who is having a difficult time)

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:40 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Categories!….Here is a question my friend posed to me today…snort!….Do we need to submit at least one recipe to each category, just to fortify the books worth?…sniff!…I think one of the Corgies laid out the categories in an earlier post resembling their dinner parties…heh!….So far I have submitted “Appetizer with photo”…snorkel!….Soup might be next…heh! ….Depending on what my friend is up to this weekend…wuffle!huffle!choke!

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:43 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Melanie!…We here LOVE the original version of The Center of The Earth….snort!snort! …It is something many dreams were made of when my friend was just a wee lassy…heh!

  77. B.Stover
    7:48 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Rio: You’re worrying about have-to’s again. I think we’ll have recipes in every catagory once everyone contributes.

  78. BearSpiritDog
    7:49 pm on May 11th, 2011

    It was the Ultimate Adventure for the time! The book is even better.

  79. BearSpiritDog
    7:52 pm on May 11th, 2011

    B! Whew! Thank you. I was getting worried there for a minute. It’s too late to wrap my mind around something like catagories.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:00 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Grunt!….It’s not me!…sniff!… I don’t care, but my friend is a Control Freak and since I HAVE to involve her in this, she will ask these kind of questions…gurgle!…She seems mild mannered, but that is a big farce …heh!…She wants everything to be perfect and if it isn’t perfect that upsets her to no end….grunt!…I do not meet her standards and this does not bother me because her standards are unrealistic and can easily be ignored by pissing behind the big plant in the corner…..heh!…Makes me feel better…sniff!

    Cook Book!….Regarding the Cookbook, she will submit what she knows and loves and that’s that!…dammit!chorkel!…She will let you girls control (((shudder))) the process…snuffle!…This has been written, and this will be done!…gruff!

  81. Melanie
    8:04 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Riö, it is difficult for control freaks to give up control. I think though she would have lots of practice with you. 🙂

    Now they are at the underground ocean with all the big lizards. Jeez I wish Pat Boone would stop losing his shirt.

  82. Barb & Maggie
    8:07 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Have been working all day, so will try to catch up on posts later. Did print some of the recipes coming in while at work.

    For any of you Tony Hillerman fans, there is a program on NatGo right now about the Navajo police in the 4 corners area of the west. BBL

  83. bluecat
    8:12 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Head butts and good vibes to Audrey and her two-leggeds. Sometimes being a caretaker is as difficult as it is to be a patient.

    Making me laugh, y’all. Plots and planning in Plunderland…

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:14 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Melanie!… Do you have any idea how stubborn Pugs are…heh!…I am a constant consternation in her life…snorkel! …Life at night during sleeping time is torture because she “says” I snore all night long…heh!…I don’t think so…sniff! ….Her mom told me she snores too, so who can tell who is doing more of what?…grunt!

  85. Siber-H
    8:16 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Barb, I’m watching it. I think I’m going to like it even if it doesn’t have any ice and snow in it. There was a young cop in the beginning that reminded me of Jim Chee.

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:26 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Late!….Her mom is going to be mad at us…snort!…We have stayed here too long trying to watch “the Biggest Loser”…sniff!…So this is goodbye all youse guys till tomorrow morning (maybe)!…heh!…Sleep Tight!…yark!

  87. Melanie
    8:29 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Riö: Perhaps the two of you could start a snoring duo?

  88. BearSpiritDog
    8:38 pm on May 11th, 2011

    It’s okay Rio, I know what you meant about catagories. It’s just that the idea of moi having to submit a recipe for each of the catagories sorta freaked me out. Being as no one around here looks good in a chief’s hat.

    Barb & Siber-H: No cable here so choices are limited. However, we are getting a Roku device installed so we will be able to watch anything that’s on Netflix.

  89. Melanie
    8:41 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Okay, so you have these guys who go down to the Center of the Earth. They manage to destroy a priceless cavern and then destroy the City of Atlantis.

    Hmmm. Not sure what I was supposed to learn from that. Pondering . . .

    I think I’ll ponder myself right into bed . . . (still pondering)

  90. Melanie
    8:42 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Though for the 1950’s there special effects weren’t bad. It’s amazing what you can do with tin foil.

  91. B.Stover
    8:52 pm on May 11th, 2011

    I’m proud of you Rio. “This has been written and this will be done.” The cookbook will be perfect.

  92. Barb & Maggie
    8:57 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Siber, you and Wookie’s Dad turned us on th Tony Hillerman. It is interesting to see Window Rock, Shiprock and other spots he talks about in his books. We liked the part about skinwalkers and the Navajo taboos about death, and the cleansing rituals needed after they encounter a dead body. Did you see the part where the officer said he gave CPR to a dying person and now he has the breath captured in him? That other soul needs it in his next life, so he has to do a ritual to release it.

    Too bad there won’t be any more Hillermans books. They are great, and we have only 2 or 3 of the Leaphorn/Chee books left to read.

  93. Tupper and Gilly
    8:58 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Hey everyone – just catching up after a hectic day.
    Rio – our Mama is a Control Freak in Training. She says she is NOT a control freak, but she KNOWS that she will do something right, so she has a hard time delegating to someone else if she doesn’t know they will do it as conscienciously as she would.
    (OK so she’s not all that perfection driven when it comes to spelling…she IS an artist after all)

  94. Siber-H
    9:05 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Bar, I did see that part. I am a little surprised they are being so open about that part of their culture. This tv program makes me miss Tony Hillerman even more.

  95. BearSpiritDog
    9:10 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Time for bed. Nana says off the computer, and no ipaw, so I must call it a day. She was up until all hours last night watching the newest Harry Potter movie. So good night all – Bear

  96. Tupper and Gilly
    9:12 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Siber – we kind of agree about being surprised. When we go to Gallup Ceremonial, when the Navajo dancers come out, some of the traditional Navajos leave the audience – they say that even though their religious dances have been changed from the real form to a modified form, they still shouldn;’t be done for the general public. We wonder what those traditionalists would say about this program….

  97. Basil and Sage
    9:15 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Hey! Lots of lurkers checking in today to send good thoughts to Audrey.(we are sending good thoughts of healing – her surgery is long over by now)
    Are any of you Great and Glorious Kats like us? We need more Kats on this blog – it serves to make Rio crazy!

  98. Barb & Maggie
    9:36 pm on May 11th, 2011

    We thought the program was done in good taste and with respect for the culture. It seemed like the officers were just stating that there are parts of their job that come in conflict with their traditions. T H made that point in his Chee/Leaphorn books, too. What was your take on that?

    We accumulated some recipes today. The categories we are thinking so far: Appetizers, Soups & Salads, Sides, Main Courses, Desserts and Misc. I don’t think the cookbook will be big enough to break Main Courses in more categories. What is the thought, guys?

  99. Mollypop
    9:37 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Oh puleeze – no more Kats. We have more than enough here now.

  100. Barb & Maggie
    9:41 pm on May 11th, 2011

    We just did another barn check. Barb came home from work twice today to check on her, and tomorrow she just works from 1:00 till 5:00 so that won’t be so bad. Barb has decided that maybe the goat is just pretending to be preggers, just to drive her crazy.

  101. Sam
    9:44 pm on May 11th, 2011

    I have been after my Mom to get some recipes ready, but she has been too busy. We have a big graduation party coming up. She says she’s thinking about what to use.

  102. Barb & Maggie
    9:46 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Pictures – we have an old swim team club cookbook that we love. It has pages that go in a 3 ring binder. There are no pictures. I think we are being too restrictive and complicated if we try to do a picture with each entry. Most of my favorite recipes are on 3×5 cards in a card box.

  103. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:48 pm on May 11th, 2011

    I reminded my mom about the recipes (thanks Barb and Maggie) and she has rounded up about a half dozen that we will be sending to Dishlickers in the next day or two. Pictures may be tough though, at least right now, although there is always an abundance of pictures of moi that can be sent. Wookie

  104. B.Stover
    9:49 pm on May 11th, 2011

    B&M: I think we need to wait until we get all the recipes.

  105. Barb & Maggie
    9:53 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Throwing out one more thought on the cookbook. What about using a picture just on the main category page? Or even easier, some kind of a little drawing on each category page. It could even be a sketch drawing of a dog or kat, and not even food. Also, I like the little comments that the contributors are making about some of the recipes, and I think those should be included. It makes for more personal memories of our group.

  106. Tupper and Gilly
    9:58 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Sam – maybe your Mom could send in a recipe for the special she gives you – dry kibble.
    Barb – it is hard to deal with traditional culture in this world. Some things that are truly against old ways can be necessitated by living in the modern world. We can try to be respectful towards our traditions, but it can be tough.
    A Navajo cop (or many other Nations) wants to keep the Beauty Way among his people, but criminals are by nature off the Path, and in order to deal with or capture them, the cops may have to do things against tradition. But they are doing it for the good of their people. Kind of a catch 22 – hence the need for ceremonies to bring them back into harmony and on the Path.
    It does get complicated.

  107. Tupper and Gilly
    10:06 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Oh and by the way – WE WANT OUT PICTURES ON OUR RECIPES!
    (just in case anyone was interested in our opinion)

  108. Tupper and Gilly
    10:07 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Make that OUR pictures – sheesh

  109. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:07 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Good evening y’all~ Mom got a late Mother’s day gift today, a Kindle. Apparently dad never has noticed that Mom doesn’t buy many books. I am sure she will figure out what to do soon, but right now she is overwhelmed by all the technologies that are demanding her time. Also, she doesn’t really cook. There is a tasty jello salad that everyone demands every holiday. She will put her brain cells together tomorrow and attempt to make it into something someone else can understand.

  110. B.Stover
    10:20 pm on May 11th, 2011

    I agree that all comments be included with the recipes.

    Macy: Congratulations on the Kindle. You can get audio books on it as well as library books…and regular books of course.

    Good night all.

  111. Siber-H
    10:21 pm on May 11th, 2011

    That is a thoughtful gift for your mom, Macy. Mom doesn’t really cook much either and I can’t cook. I would be happy to always go to Taco Bell for food, but mom won’t agree to it.

    I suppose the Borzoi is going to show up again tonight still pissed at me…sigh.

  112. Barb & Maggie
    10:21 pm on May 11th, 2011

    T & G, Thank your mama for explaining that so well, because it is a complicated subject.

    Bee, good recommendation, let’s see what we end up with at the end.

  113. Snowhook Bella
    10:30 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Good evening, Plunderers! Best wishes of a quick recovery go to Audrey. How cool is it the North of 90 mentioned the Jet himself in their song!

    Barb & Maggie: When Luna was overdue, or so I thought I started to wonder if she might not be with litter. Then, thinking out loud I said, “Well, in that case pretty girl, you’ve really let yourself go.” Sometimes I swear she is fluent in English. She gave me a dirty look and waddled over to AJ for a love. I should have kept my mouth shut.

    B and those without four-leggeds: I can sublet pictures of our dogs for the cookbook, but I have to say I like the thought of the easy chair.

  114. Tupper and Gilly
    10:32 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Siber – try bribing her with a take out bucket from Powdrells. We would forgive almost anything for a sheet of their ribs.

  115. Volfie Vigglebutt
    10:38 pm on May 11th, 2011

    I am so glad to hear that Audrey is doing well!

    She must have been in a lot of pain, that poor dear.

    We received our special surprise from Snowhook today. We LOVE it!!!

    Which reminded mom that we are going to send Ingrid to Rebecca. We have extras.

    Welcome to all the newcomers!

    I like your avatar, Rose!

  116. Siber-H
    10:38 pm on May 11th, 2011

    I will try that. As my mom says, “Dogs can be bribed”.

  117. Siber-H
    10:41 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Rose’s avatar…That is cute. I like it!

  118. Snowhook Bella
    10:46 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Natasha let on a little bit last night that there might be some interest in Whitey-Lance, but then got back to herself and focused on her upcoming mission.

    SiberH: I think it will blow over eventually, just give it time. Bribes might speed up the process, though.

  119. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    11:00 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Siber – Do you think Natasha maintains elegant figure by indulging in ribs?? Foolish puppy.
    Vorry not Mr Playdog Husky. Could be Macy is infatuated vith your mascara. Could be Cricket looks for long distance relationship. Ve say let them have you. Natasha is Vorld’s Greatest Undercover Spy. Vorks alone. Is mysterious and distant. Has beautiful vardrobe, Lear jet and friends vith estates on Mediterranian sea. Ve need male like fish needs unicycle.
    Maybe you give ribs to Rio and vatch the base of balls. Forget not to scratch and spit.

    Hello Rebecca – please send Vhitey-Lance greetings from us.

  120. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:01 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Hey, y’all! I know it’s late, but I’m just glad I was able to make it at all. Mom had to drive clear to the other side of town to get a graduation gift for my girl’s significant other — who’s actually graduating on Friday. Mom and Dad were going to pick it up on the way to Clemson, but now that they’re not going she had to make a special trip over there so she can get it in the mail tomorrow. And then she had handbell practice, and had to eat supper. And then she just lazed around and didn’t turn the computer on for me. Sheesh!

    Anyway, my best to Audrey. My girl tore her meniscus twice — the first time was picking up her pompoms when she was cheerleading(!), which healed with physical therapy; and the second time when she was playing basketball, which needed an operation. Will Audrey have to use crutches like my girl did?

  121. Barb & Maggie
    11:18 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Good night all. Hope Audrey is resting well tonight.

    Barb is going to catch some zzzzs on the sofa, then do her little jaunts out to the barn to watch the sleeping goat.

  122. Siber-H
    11:21 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Whitey-Lance has important work to do.
    He doesn’t have time to deal with some goofy Russian, so if she bothers him, I will step in. He’s my friend.

    Night All Sweet dreams and I hope Audrey has a comfortable night.

  123. Siber-H
    11:30 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Borzoi, that sounds like the perfect evening…ribs, baseball, and scratching and spitting.

    Kirby, Audrey is gong to get around better than your girl did after the surgery…at least mom’s Border Collie did. It is more a matter of trying to keep a dog from overdoing it.

    I hope the goat has her babies soon so Barb can get some sleep.

    night again

  124. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    11:31 pm on May 11th, 2011

    Siber – GOOFY????

    For that, ve vill steal your eyeliner! You vill be funny looking husky after that!

  125. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:35 pm on May 11th, 2011

    SiberH: It just amazes me that some two-leggeds think they’re so superior to four-leggeds — until they hurt themselves. Then they can’t wait to turn themselves into four-leggeds, too! I guess if you already have four legs, you’re automatically ahead of the game if you hurt one of them!!!

  126. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:02 am on May 12th, 2011

    OK, Mom keeps singing some song about waiting ’til the midnight hour, so I guess that’s my cue for getting off the computer. Anything to stop that undogly warbling! So I’m off to my couch with the Iowa blanket! (By the way, Maggie seems to think she can lay on my couch, too, but no way! She’s way bigger than I am, so Mom and Dad kick her off. She always looks at them like she doesn’t think they’re fair. I think it’s totally fair — I live here, and she’s just intruding a guest!!!

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