No Post Today

“Why not?” says Spence.

“We’re on a tight schedule,” Admin says, “if we want to catch that football game. Starts at three. And, um, the snow shoveling hasn’t happened yet.”

“Let’s flip for it,” Spence says.

Admin flips a coin, glances at it, pours himself another cup of coffee. Spence puts on coat and boots and heads outside.

Welcome Rex, Rosie, Tug, Felix.

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  1. B.Stover
    9:22 am on January 22nd, 2012

    Football, schmutball….who cares. Chet, it’s time to nip somebody in the pant legs.

    Good morning all.

  2. Barb & Maggie
    9:42 am on January 22nd, 2012

    We second that, Bee. And good morning to you, too.

    Rain/drizzle here, not too dangerous so far. Temps are going in the right direction, so we might get some melting.

  3. Melanie
    10:04 am on January 22nd, 2012

    Good morning All! I think Spence should have checked the coin … just saying.

    A Newfoundland saves the Day!
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2088784/Staffordshire-bull-terrier-swallowed-poison-saved-blood-transfusion-neighbours-Newfoundland.html

  4. Barb & Maggie
    10:24 am on January 22nd, 2012

    Good article Melanie. Our v e t has used his own dog, a Lab, as a blood donor from time to time. Have no idea how much is usually required, but in the article they said the Newfie gave 1 pint. That is interesting that dogs can be universal donors, and typing is not required (at least for first time recipients).

  5. AbbietheKitty
    10:30 am on January 22nd, 2012

    No Post. Sigh….

    So I am on Chapter 13 of Robbie and wonder if Spence has a sound track of what he listened to while writing it? He could post that. Mr.Staff came down this morning just at an important part and tried to talk to me. Had to say my name several times.

    I had to go upstairs and sit in our little sitting room to read. He seemed to think I wanted to hear about the news. Sheesh.

    Gotta go read. I am loving this so far.

    I

  6. Siber-H
    10:35 am on January 22nd, 2012

    Good morning everyone

    Spence, Don’t shovel…Just smoosh the snow. It works every time.

    We are having serious cold wind so maybe Rio is having a storm?

    GO PATROITS!!!

  7. Siber-H
    10:36 am on January 22nd, 2012

    Mollypop’s Mom? How are you feeling today?

    Buddy? Same question.

  8. Melanie
    10:39 am on January 22nd, 2012

    Catching up … Don’t get me started on DOCTORS. I have had maybe three during these trying times that I actually trusted. Two have left the profession because they didn’t like what was happening to it. SNIGGLEFRITZ!

    Then there was the HEART surgeon who KNEW that he was right and totally screwed up Dan’s heart and chest 6 years ago!

    That little girl? IF that is what the Doctor said, I would sue the bejeez Louise out of him. But, as STAFF said need to know both sides of the story.

    LOVE the running of the Pugs!! And some of them only went part way and then went back or went visiting … Great.

    Can’t remember anything else from last night’s posts because I got mad.

    Hey BlueKat! Thanks for that website. I love those dresses (I also loved the EF dresses, but it would have to be a MAJOR sale for me to afford one of those) and they are in my price range. Have both yours and Wöökie’s Mom’s advice in my bookmarks.

  9. Barb & Maggie
    11:01 am on January 22nd, 2012

    Melanie, Here is Barb’s advice on the dress/outfit for MOG. If you find something you love, and it looks fabulous on you, go for it. Even if it is at the top of your price range (or slightly above) buy it. You will feel good mentally, plus those photos will be there forever. This is not the time to be practical, it is the time to splurge, if only a little.

    Also, I would do the crepey pants for the rehersal dinner, and go with a long or tea length dress for the wedding.

  10. BearSpiritDog
    11:20 am on January 22nd, 2012

    We were off the grid for a while yesterday, then caught up (within one episode) on Downton Abbey. Cannot say enough good things about that series.

    Running of the Pugs! What ended your day started ours. Loved it!

    Doctors. Have only this to say: we agree with others who have said: In this, as in anything else, do research – ask questions – but, most importantly, listen to your intuition and heart.

    Melanie: Whatever you buy make it something that can be worn with comfort and pleasure many times. That will make it a wise purchase regardless of any extra expensive that may be incurred.
    Barb is right…this is a big day for OTAS…go for it!

    Hoping Buddy and Molly’s Mom are feeling better today.
    Rebecca: What were you doing at the sewing machine? Stop! You must rest the sore paw. Please!

  11. BearSpiritDog
    11:38 am on January 22nd, 2012

    won’t even try and correct the “expensive” flub to “expense”. sigh.

  12. Melanie
    11:51 am on January 22nd, 2012

    BearSpiritDog and MagPie, I hear! Also I have learned the art of reading what word is supposed to be there instead of what iPaw puts as a correction. Though if it too funny, it does catch my attention.

    I bet Riö is just eating up Robbie. In a good sense, of course.

  13. Sam
    11:52 am on January 22nd, 2012

    Molly’s Mom is still sleeping. She’s feeling much better and now is catching up on her sleep. I like to go in her bedroom and jump up and down on her, but Mom says I can’t do that today.

  14. Rose
    12:03 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Greetings All:

    Molly’s Mom, Rebecca, and Buddy: I hope you are all feeling better today.

    SiberH: Your handsome face is up top.

    Speaking of handsome faces, the new FOCs are a good looking bunch (both dogs and kat). I especially like Rosie…wonder why? :)

    It is very, very cold in Westchester today. Brrr. Getting ready to do our food shopping.

    Rio: Your friend’s work is so lovely! I’m glad to hear that you finally got your copy of Robbie. Seems like the Sibes are doing a good job of keeping the TMGs in their place!

    Go Giants!

    Spence, sorry to hear you lost that coin toss.

  15. B.Stover
    12:08 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Sam: I think jumping up and down on MM is just the thing to make her better! Just kidding. Hope she feels better soon.

  16. Tupper and Gilly
    12:19 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Bee – we are definitly on your boat when it comes to football – sheesh- all that money, all that news coverage, all that fanatasism – for a GAME???

    Melanie – you could also try Coldwater Creek’s website – they have a fabulous clearance section.

    Hope all those not feeling tip top get the rest, help or treatment they need to be able to get to feeling fine again.

    Now – its off to play with clay…yippeee!!!

  17. Buddy
    12:28 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Hello Guys. I’m trying to lie as still as possible, because Mommy says that I will have to go to the dreaded v-e-t if I’m still in pain tomorrow. This morning, I was feeling somewhat better. Then suddenly those painful spasms arrived and I saw Kat next to me and I hissed and tried to scratch her!!! Imagine that! She is my 2nd best friend after Meashka!!! Mommy said this pain is causing me to lash out at whomever is close by. I’m pretending it was my evil twin because I’m so appalled at my reactions.
    I hope you are feeling better MollysMom. Maybe you and I should cuddle.

  18. Siber-H
    12:34 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Melanie, Mom, who knows nothing, likes Barb’s advice on what to wear.

    Buddy, You go you know where tomorrow if you need to. I know you didn’t mean to hiss at Kat.

  19. Barb & Maggie
    1:35 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Buddy, You might need to go to the V*E*T. Hissing is totally out of character for you. They will make you feel beter. Vets are better than human’s doctors.

    T & G, Barb took a picture of the chilled polenta that she had left over from last night. This is how it looked this morning. In the second photo, you can see how it looked after frying, and just before she gobbled it up (I got the last 2 bites). Best served with a little butter and syrup.

  20. Barb & Maggie
    1:42 pm on January 22nd, 2012
  21. Jasper the Poodle
    1:44 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    B: I’m looking for the like button for your first post of the day. LIKE, LIKE, LIKE!

  22. Jasper the Poodle
    1:55 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    And just a little something something for Rio.

  23. Jasper the Poodle
    1:55 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    And just a little something something for Rio.

  24. Melanie
    2:42 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Cute picture Jasper. Do you have hidden cameras at Riö’s house?

    MagPie, looks delish!

    Time to smoosh snow and then the GAME!

  25. Barb & Maggie
    3:01 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Melanie, Since Polenta is corn, can you have it?

    We are getting freezing rain, hopefully not too much, because then we will have tree damage big time!

    Time for a short nap. BBL

  26. dawson
    3:22 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Black and white!
    All the good-looking new friends of Chet are black and white
    today. So are Molly and Mo.
    Staff: Thanks for posting the Running of the Pugs. I see that some of those pugs didn’t run too far before they turned around and headed back. Those are the ones like Rio that aren’t let out of their yards.
    Jasper: I laughed out loud at the water toilet.
    New cat brush! Two out of three cats love it. The other one is the cause of the scratches on my hand. Ouch!
    (Thinking about) prepping a bathroom for painting. I thought I’d removed all the wallpaper from this house (except kitchen). Who would put a strip of wallpaper around the top of a bathroom wall anyways?

  27. Melanie
    3:35 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    MagPie, if it is only corn, yes, I could. Will have to look into this.

    Dawson, wasn’t that the 1970’s? I sort of remember all those things up there during that time.

    Snow is smooshed. Game is on. Siber-H! No watching the game and cheering for the Patriots!

    I am listening to the game. That way I won’t jinx it.

  28. BearSpiritDog
    3:44 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Barb&Magpie: We had never heard of Polenta, but copied your recipe of last night. It sounds yummy and easy to prepare. By the way, those are beautiful dishes.

    Dawson: Some people were also using the wallpaper trim in the mid-nineties.

    Jasper: Where do you find all these pug photos. So funny.

    Lunch time here.

  29. Oleyhowlers@dejazzd.com
    3:50 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    The polenta sounds and looks delish. We also cut/pasted the recipe.

    We just watched the Drew Pederson movie. What a horrible “person”. Once again, Rob Lowe did a grat job.

    We are loving Robbie.

  30. Siber-H
    3:50 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    I’ll follow the game on the internet, but I need Rio to make his game reports.

  31. Oleyhowlers@dejazzd.com
    3:52 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Buddy made us type grat instead of great. We are afraid to move him. The game is tied.

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:58 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Tied!…I wonder if Spencer’s nerves are tied in knots too!…heh!heh!…We were upstairs watching the big game because she was desperately trying to finish that project….snort!…But alas, she did not…grunt!…I might have an in-progress photo that she may or may not let me post…wuffle!

  33. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:00 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Score!….Hey the Pats just scored when I hit the submit button for the above post…heh!….Woooooooo!…Looking good!…snort!

  34. Melanie
    4:01 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    I think Riö’s friend has forgotten to turn on the computer for him. She received Robbie yesterday!

    Not any more!

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:02 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Busy!….Here’s how busy we have been all weekend…grunt!…We have not even cracked open the Robbie book yet….wuffle!

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:05 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Uh Oh!…The Ravens are fighting back and pecking their way very close to the end-zone….wheeze!

    Toidy!…That’s an awfully small toilet…heh!snort!heh!…I would love to have that as my water bowl though..chorkel!

  37. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:33 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Half-time!….In other words, time to go make popcorn!…Wooooo!

  38. Masquers
    4:37 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Popcorn! I knew we were missing a snack…..
    13-10! We’ll be back (after the halftime)

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:01 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Project!… Here is what the project looks like so far…grunt!… The little yellow flowers have not been glued down yet and may be re-positioned….sniff!… She is trying to figure out how to finish the bottom part now. The stems are not glued down and can still be changed….sneeze!

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:25 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Gah!….Did you guys see that guys ankle bend all the way to the left?….ugh!wheeze!…It looked like it was made of rubber….cough!spit!

  41. OleyHowlers
    5:28 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    The project looks beautiful, Rio.

  42. Barb & Maggie
    5:31 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Rio, We think your friend’s skill level has advanced even beyond the beautiflu creations she first posted. This latest one is breathtaking!

    Bear, Thank you for the compliment on the dishes. The first one is from a whole set we had that featured different barnyard animals, very folk artish. The second was from a set we got at Target that was a knock-off of some expensive dishware created by an artist in Door County.

    Dawson, they are right, wallpaper borders were all the rage in the 80’s and 90’s. Used at the top, botom, and even the middle as a type of chair rail finish.

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:34 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Howlers!… Thanks. She really hopes to finish it tonight after supper…grunt!…Its her turn to pretend to cook tonight…heh!heh!…Her mother will have all the prep work done by the time we go upstairs for her to make it…chorkel!

  44. Siber-H
    5:37 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    It is beautiful, Rio.

    Whew, This is a good football game.

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:37 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Barb!… She says she doesn’t think her skill level is at the advanced stage yet, but she does think she is becoming a little faster….snort!

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:39 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Nail-biter!… This is a good game!…snort!… I bet it will be a real nail-biter at the end. Spencer and Admin better be prepared for some intense stress and fun!fun!fun!…heh!

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:46 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Wow!… Just when I was resigned to the Ravens making another touchdown the Patriots intercepted!….Woooooo!!..Heh!…I wonder if Spencer and Admin are jumping up and down in their living room right about now….nawww!

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:48 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    OMG!….The Ravens have the ball back in an amazing Interception…heh!heh!…I bet Spencer and Admin are sitting down now…sniff!

  49. Barb & Maggie
    5:48 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Bear, We should correct what we said about the dishes being a knock-off. Tracy Porter designs dinnerware, and Neiman and Horchow have sold some of her things. She contracted with Target to do a more reasonably priced dinnerware, and that is what we bought. It looks very much like the expensive set!

    Ice is building up on trees here, and branches are starting to hit the roof as they break. Yikes!

  50. Snowhook Bella
    5:54 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    The heat wasn’t working today in the church building so everyone was clad in coats and boots. Sitting in the cold didn’t do anything for my sore muscles; my hand and hip is very stiff.

    Buddy: I’m worried about you. Lashing sometimes happens when we’re in pain. I’m sure your second best friend has forgiven you.

    Mollypop’s Mom: Did I miss something? Are you under the weather besides the hip problem? In any case, I hope you are feeling tip top soon.

    Sam: “Take one of these,” the doctor says handing over a beautiful, petite dog, “and call me in the morning.” Sounds like sound medical advice. Take care of Aunt Molly’s Mom.

  51. Snowhook Bella
    5:56 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Rio: That looks like another great project created by your friend. I wish I had her talent.

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:58 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Ice!…Don’t go outside Barb!….wheeze!…Those goats will be alright without food and water…heh!heh!

  53. B.Stover
    6:03 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Barb: Stay safe. Perhaps you should go to the basement.

    Rio: Lovely project, the roses especially.

  54. Melanie
    6:12 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Well, that was amazing!

    BTW, is it legal for the helmet to be grabbed, jerk the wearers head to the side and then rip the helmet off?

  55. Masquers
    6:12 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Oh, that’s so sad for the Ravens…I was rooting for the Pats, but they were sooooc close to taking the game into overtime.

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:13 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    OMG!….Again! The Ravens kicker MISSED it!…heh!…Hoooray! The Patriots are going to the Superbowl!…heh!…Unbelievable!…Totally Unbelievable how the kicker missed that goal!…snort! …Now I bet Spencer and Admin are jumping up and down in their living room….WOOOOOOO!

    Supper!….Now she has to go make supper and I have to supervise…snorkel! …What a great game!…wow!

  57. Siber-H
    6:14 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    WOW!! It was amazing! Onward for the Patroits! WOO WOO

    Barb, I hope there are no large branches or trees over your house? As Rio said, DO NOT go outside.

  58. Barb & Maggie
    6:18 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Now the Pats go to the Super Bowl!

  59. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:18 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    We are looking forward to the 49ers game!

  60. dawson
    6:25 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    I do feel sorry for the Raven’s kicker.

  61. dawson
    6:27 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Patriots! For those of you having trouble spelling Patriots…there is a little rio in the middle.

  62. Masquers
    6:27 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Maggie tell Barb to be careful! When we had the ice storm here many were without power for days because of the breaking branches falling on the power lines. What you need is a breeze-way from the house to the barn.
    Rio: Your friend’s latest creation is exquisite!!! She is getting better and better with each one.
    It’s East Coast against West Coast for the next game. Go 49ers! (sorry Rose)

  63. Barb & Maggie
    6:32 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    We did go out to the barn. A lot of the noise is pieces of ice falling off the limbs. In the barn, with the metal roof, it sounds really loud, so the goats jump and run around every time there is a loud bang.

    Now in for the night!

  64. Masquers
    6:37 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    National Anthem!

  65. Masquers
    6:43 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Joe Paterno died.

  66. Rose
    6:51 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Masquers: Apology accepted. Go Big Blue!!!!

    Rio: I think it is really cool that your friend is allowing you to post pictures of her project-in-progress. She does such beautiful work.

    To all those who are under-the-weather, take good care of yourselves. Sending healing thoughts your way.

  67. Rose
    6:54 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Reminder: Postage is now 45 cents. Hope everyone stocked up on Forever stamps!!

  68. Tupper and Gilly
    7:00 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Barb – no going outside without ice skates…and a helmet!

    Rio – betterer and betterer! What if your friend did a little quilled butterfly in the lower left corner. Or even got one of those really pretty and realistic feather butterflies from the craft store?

    dammit – now that those silly football players are going to the even sillier big game, this area is going to be full of people being goofy and acting like THEY have something to do with the winning of the game. Can you just imagine the good that could be done if every single penny from just ONE game (tickets, players’ salaries, tv advertising, concession foods, parking fees, souveniers, etc.) was donated to a food bank, or a homeless shelter, or a no-kill animal shelter?

    oh well….putting the soap box back in storage….

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:14 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Tupper!…My soap-box please…sniff!… Do you know how sick to death all the hard working Joes in this country would get if they never had any fun sports events to enjoy knowing that instead every single extra penny earned was going to people who will not work and just look for hand-outs…grunt!…I’m not saying there are not loads of guys out there who cannot work and need help. There are! I’m also sure that football and baseball fans alike give lots of money each year to their favorite charities…sniff!… Focus your $$’s Down the Drain spy-glass on the Government. The biggest money wasters ever in the history of the whole world…grumble! …You don’t like sports – too bad for you. Don’t begrudge the rest of us who do…snort! ….I am off the box now…gruffle!

  70. B.Stover
    7:14 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    T&G: I agree with you completely.

  71. Tupper and Gilly
    7:21 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Rio – you can borrow our soapbox anytime you like – thats why we got the deluxe portable edition; so everyone can have their say and express their opinion.

    Not saying you shouldn’t watch or enjoy your sports. We are sure that there are things we enjoy that others don’t. That is why, as they say, they make both chocolate AND vanilla.

    Its the silliness that gets us. Right now, there are “celebrations” going on at a local college. Celebrations that include throwing bottles and starting fires and damaging property. All because they are so “happy” that “their team” is going to the SB.
    We just don’t get it.

  72. Siber-H
    7:29 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Rose, Thanks for the reminder on the postage because we had forgotten, but we own lots of forever stamps.

    Mom told me to stay out of the OTHER discussion, but I am agreeing with Rio.

  73. Melanie
    7:48 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Sooo, not having any wish to chime in there … I found the perfect MOG costume and sent it to FOTAS and she just said, “Ahhhhhh ?”

    I love it. I think Macy will love it too.

    Here you go!

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:11 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Melanie!….Even I, a mere Pug, know that you cannot and will not show up to your oldest son’s wedding as a ballerina ….heh!

  75. Oleyhowlers@dejazzd.com
    8:12 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Love that MOG costume.
    Why does our Siberian friend now look like Rose?

  76. Barb & Maggie
    8:14 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Sooo, Melanie, does it come in any other colors?

    We too are staying out of the sports vs. no sports discussion.

    We have found it to be a no-win argument, sort of like hunting vs non-hunting. Pro hunters alway argue that they do so much for conservation, with their license fees, etc. We say, if you love nature, why not just take photos or go for a walk in the woods, why do you have to kill something you love? Brick walls, I tell ya!

  77. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:14 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Hey, y’all! I like sports — although I do think some of the salaries are absolutely ridiculous — but what gets me is how much money people spend to run for president! Here in South Carolina there was a headline in the paper the other day about how the candidates had spent more than $12 million on campaign advertising. And that’s just one state! And mom got really sick and tired of all the phone calls. She wanted to send a message to all the candidates that she was going to leave a pad of paper next to the phone and make a mark for each candidate that called. The one with the fewest calls would get her vote!

  78. dawson
    8:16 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Melanie: I dare you!

  79. Melanie
    8:21 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    It’s KIRBY T. !! Hi, KT!

    MagPie, it didn’t show another colors! The vase problem has been fixed. She’s delivering some she got for $8 a piece to the florist who wanted to charge her mega mega mega bucks.

    Now the question is … will one porta pottie for 200 hundred people over 5 hours be enough. I have no idea.

    I am now hitting the bed. Stayed up late last night with the discussion on vases. Patsy did NOT approve.

    Riö, your friend’s art work is out of this world! And you really think I can’t wear that to his wedding?

    TTFN

  80. Melanie
    8:22 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Dawson, just don’t Double Dog Dare Me!

  81. Masquers
    8:22 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Ditto on the postage reminder. We still have a bunch of 44 cent-ers to which we must add the 1 cent stamp.
    Melanie: How cum when we click on the ballerina to enlarge nothing happens the first time, but then on the second click it enlarges to Barb’s Polenta?
    Howlers: No change in Siber’s avatar here.

  82. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:30 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Rio: My boy’s girlfriend contacted a pug rescue group and got a six-year-old pug named Molly. The only problem is that she’s having Beau-like issues of making messes in the apartment. Hopefully Molly will get over that soon!

  83. Alice M. Johnson
    8:31 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Dear Melanie…

    NOooooOOOooooOooo

    Heh heh heh. I can see you pirouetting down the aisle. Snicker

    Maybe you could hula hoop. I bet that would be popular with lots of FOTAS’s friends. :-)

  84. dawson
    8:32 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Snowhook Bella: I am very forgetful lately. I forgot to tell you I received my calendar last week!
    Popcorn! Earlier post incited me to make some popcorn. I decided I would make lots so I could try Rebecca’s mom’s recipe for caramel popcorn. I guess you are not supposed to put so much popcorn in those hot air poppers. I killed it. :-(

  85. Alice M. Johnson
    8:36 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Oh and Dawson,
    About the wallpaper strips. ahem. Raising my hand fearfully. Yes that farmhouse was ‘remodeled’ in 1990.

  86. dawson
    8:37 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Fat Chance!
    Staff: Asking Melanie to pirouette down the stairs and hula hoop is about like asking SiberH. to fix the computer while cooking short ribs.
    Ain’t gonna happen.

  87. Alice M. Johnson
    8:37 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Rio,
    Tell your friend the bouquet is splendid. Perfectly splendid. All it needs is a ribbon bow. (and perhaps a butterfly)

  88. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:43 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Staff: Mom got “Suds in Your Eye” yesterday. Does the paper inside mean the book goes to BSD next?

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Bows!…And Butterflies are not on the menu for the finishing touches to the Rose Bouquet…grunt!….Good grief. Bows and Butterflies have their place but my friend doesn’t think this is the project for either of them…sniff! ….She has been known to change her mind though especially if she gets in a fix and can’t figure out how to finish this thing…heh!cough!

  90. dawson
    8:46 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Staff! You didn’t! I didn’t even get started taking that wallpaper down. I took the medicine cabinet and wall cupboard down and removed all the junk that seems to have collected in there. Then I did some mundane chores and gave the house plants a shower. They look refreshed.

  91. Masquers
    8:52 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Rio: I thought it was finished except for the gluing down part. Tell your friend it’s beautiful just as it is. She is the creator of it…she decides.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:53 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    What!? ….How the hell did Kirby end up with Suds In Yer Eye…grunt!… I wanted to read that book, you know! Remember Staff!?…sniff!… I thought it was going to Bear and then to ME!ME!ME! Just because I raised my paw right after Bear did…gruffle!.. I do NOT remember Kirby being in on this deal. Now here he is with the actual book…grump!

  93. dawson
    8:55 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Rio! I know how to add some more realism to those roses. Add some of those black plastic fake flies. That would be awesome. Heh, heh.

  94. Staff
    9:01 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Kirby, I have to admit I am confused. I thought I sent it to Bear and then it was going to Rio. I have no idea what happened and how it got to you. ummm anyway ah hummmmm.
    Bear? Have you had it yet? If not it goes to Bear and then to Rio.

    Goodness I wonder what was going on in my mind that day?

  95. Staff
    9:02 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    So Kirby, have you had a chance to read it yet? what did you think?

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:07 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Staff!…Phhhhht!

    Dawson!…There is realism and then there is reckless abandon…heh!

  97. Masquers
    9:07 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Terrel Brown injured…not good news.

  98. Tupper and Gilly
    9:12 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Melanie – do not do it! Mama plans to dress in a way similar to you for the big day. And that tutu would have to be a four-four.

  99. BearSpiritDog
    9:16 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Staff: We did receive a blog message a while back saying the book was on the way. Somehow Kirby has it. Nana says that’s okay, she can wait a bit longer.
    Kirby please do send it our way when you are finished reading it. Bear is anxious to get his paw prints all over it before shipping it off to Rio.

  100. Snowhook Bella
    9:56 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    As a football coach’s daughter I grew up in the stadium. The only football teams I cared about were my father’s team and the team they happened to be playing that week; I rarely watched any professional or other college games. Now, if I see a game on TV it stresses me out. I agree that there is a lot of excess in professional sports, but I also agree that folks need an escape and enjoyment. Chocolate and vanilla?—if we add strawberry, we have neopolitan. Yum!

    KirbyT: It’s so good to see your avatar among the mix on the blog.

    Melanie: Wearing that tutu will certainly be a conversation started at the wedding.

    Dawson: Don’t give up. Bev’s carmel popcorn is worth it. She made a batch for AJ and I for Christmas. I brought it home in my suitcase. He ate his popcorn and then started in on mine. He now understands that touching a woman’s popcorn is right up there with going through her handbag—Don’t.

  101. Snowhook Bella
    9:59 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Rio: How big is your friend’s project? It looks much bigger than the magnet you showed earlier.

    T&G: I’ve never been good at math, but I think you and Melanie’s attendance at the wedding festivities involves a complex equation: tutu + tutu = fourfour. I should get a calculator to check my work.

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:15 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Size!… This project is considerably larger than the magnets….snort!… It will wind up in an 8 x 8 frame….grunt!…She says it was nice to leave the world of miniatures for a while…heh!

    Beau!… Well, he did it again…grunt!…He came down here with his little bone and jumped up in her lap…sniff!… She was scratching him and got too close to his little bone which he had dropped in her lap…grump!…He growled and snapped at her hand. She barked a loud “NO!” which startled him and then she shoved him and his bone off the chair…heh!heh!…He then proceeded to look up at her with a very sorry, I should not have done that look in his big bloodshot eyes…grumble!…So she forgave him and let him back up in her lap for some more scratching. He just left to go upstairs. I’ve got his bone…chorkel!

  103. Snowhook Bella
    10:29 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Rio: That sorry-I-shouldn’t-have-done-that-look is worth mastering. It sounds like you taught Beau well, plus you ended up with his bone so it sounds like you’re having a good evening.

  104. Barb & Maggie
    10:30 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    We are going off to read for awhile. Really enjoying Rosenfelt’s Open and Shut. His character, Andy Carpenter, has a Golden. He talks very fondly of dogs in the book and you can tell that the author is a real dog lover. Maybe that is part of the reason he is popular on this blog.

    Rio, Your friend definitely has to work on that snapping problem. Beau can’t continue to act that way. It is learned behavior and can be corrected.

    Has anyone seen the movie Dogs Decoded, Nova? We have it coming soon from Netflix and it got good reviews.

  105. Masquers
    10:38 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Rats! I’m going to bed. Bah hum bug.
    good nite everyone

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:48 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Grunt!….Well, it’s The Patriots vs The NY Jets in the SuperBowl….sniff! …. I was sort of looking forward to seeing a East Coast vs the West Coast game. Now it’s the East Coast vs the East Coast and the rest of us can suck our toes again….grunt!….Its all one step closer to baseball season….((((sigh))))

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Blues!…Maskers will be playing the Blues tonight….heh!….Goodnight!

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:53 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Jets?….No, the NY Giants…heh!…What the hell.

  109. Macy's Mom
    11:18 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Melanie, I have forgotten the wedding date. If it is still cool, I would wear a leotard with sleeves. Or perhaps a little shrug over the tutu. Leave the bare chest look to the bride. You don’t want people thinking you are tacky.

  110. AbbietheKitty
    11:20 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Staff is slinking off to bed muttering something about losing her mind. hmmmmm Sounds bad to me.

    Night all.

  111. Snowhook Bella
    11:39 pm on January 22nd, 2012

    Our pipes are frozen which makes it hard to do dishes. AJ is taking me to a local place for dinner. Night all.

  112. C. Harris
    12:43 am on January 23rd, 2012

    We got a one-day break in the weather…-5 today but back to -30 the rest of the week. I was out and about for five hours doing errands. No hat, no boots, no gloves, coat open. Nice; felt like spring.

  113. Snowhook Bella
    1:47 am on January 23rd, 2012

    Charris: We were at 0 degrees today. It felt like swimsuit weather!

    Macy: before I forget, good luck in your interview tomorrow.

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