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Spencer Quinn today – 2PM to 3:30PM: Writers Live Series at West Boca Branch Library, 9451 Jog Road, Boynton Beach, FL  33437.

Tonight at 7 PM: Murder on the Beach Bookstore, Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL  33444.

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  1. Barb & Maggie
    9:31 am on January 14th, 2013

    Good morning all! Cold here but no snow due all week.

    Have good signings today Spence. Hope no one throws anything at you!

  2. Jasper the Poodle
    9:38 am on January 14th, 2013

    Morning. Cold and ice here too. Mom didn’t go to the busy place today. Home sick with a sore throat. Yucky for her, yummy for me!me!me!

  3. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:47 am on January 14th, 2013

    Spence!…I guess we know by now where he is going to be…snort!… Nothing like being told 3 or 4 times in a row…grunt!

  4. Princess Sam
    9:58 am on January 14th, 2013

    Jasper, did they find out if your Mom has strep?

  5. Rose
    10:01 am on January 14th, 2013

    Greetings All!

    It is like an early spring day here in New York.

    Jasper, sorry your mom is feeling yucky.

  6. B. Stover
    10:05 am on January 14th, 2013

    Good morning all.

  7. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:09 am on January 14th, 2013

    Cold!…I’m tired of freezing my kibbles off everytime I go outside…sneeze!…I want to go somewhere warm like Alaska…grump!

  8. Basil and Sage
    10:51 am on January 14th, 2013

    Rio – the other solution would be to have your “kibbles” removed.

  9. Staff
    10:59 am on January 14th, 2013

    I want to be in Florida at the Murder on the Beach Bookstore. sigh. Hi today 10 – low tonight 4.

  10. Macy the min-pin
    11:01 am on January 14th, 2013

    Basil and Sage – such naughty kats! Teehee

    Texas version of cold here, but the sun is shining.

    Jazzy take good care of your mom, make sure she gets plenty to eat and share.

  11. Basil and Sage
    11:15 am on January 14th, 2013

    Macy – how cold is “Texas cold”. We have 57 and bright sun. Mama is thinking of going sunbathing!

  12. Basil and Sage
    11:17 am on January 14th, 2013

    Staff – how are Mr Staff’s knees? Maybe he should follow Barb’s plan and get them replaced?

  13. Macy the min-pin
    11:31 am on January 14th, 2013

    Right now Texas cold is 30.

    It seems that a number of our kind are up to something today.

  14. Macy the min-pin
    11:33 am on January 14th, 2013
  15. Macy the min-pin
    11:54 am on January 14th, 2013
  16. Siber-H
    12:00 pm on January 14th, 2013

    T&G Hugh Neff, the musher, is someone we have grown to like over the last few years, but as you said, one never knows.
    Two years ago he said he would never do the south to north Yukon Quest route again, but we see he has signed up to do that Quest route this year. It is a tough trail and he had problems on it two years ago. The kind of problems that can happen to any musher and team…he just got unlucky. If I remember correctly, the main problem was a poorly marked trail through overflow on the ice.

  17. Siber-H
    12:08 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Macy, Those are cute photos. Thanks

    How is Mr. Staff’s knee today?

    Jasper, We are glad your mom is staying home today.
    Fellow Sibers? How is your mom feeling?

  18. BearSpiritDog
    12:19 pm on January 14th, 2013

    A Princess, A Pug & A River Bear on Candid Camera.
    Thanks for the photos, Macy.

    Tupper&Gilly: Great story of Hugh Neff and his “Veterans with an attitude” led by Walter. We, too, hope it is true.
    Isn’t he the Cat in the Hat guy? (Hugh, not Walter)

    Hope everyone who is feeling less than tip-top will soon be out from underneath the Quilt.

  19. OleyHowlers
    12:28 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Mom is feeling a little bit better, but not tip top. She went to work and emailed us about how difficult her long drive was in the very dense fog this morning. We think she should get home pronto.

  20. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:28 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Sammie!…Look how dirty lil’ Sammmies feet are in that photo…heh!heh!…I have no idea who that other guy is…sniff!

  21. B. Stover
    1:21 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Sam: On Facebook Jasper’s mom said she has a sore throat but not strep.

  22. BearSpiritDog
    1:31 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Wose and SnowBella: How are youse feeling?
    Staff: Did Mr. Staff go to the doc?

    Thank you for the facebookie update on Jasper’s mom, B.

    Rio: Hope your Friend won’t be driving on icy roads today. Tell her to take care.

  23. Princess Sam
    1:33 pm on January 14th, 2013

    B., thanks or letting me know.

    Rio, my feet look like that when I’m with Molly’s Mom before it becomes ski country. We go places that would make Jacqueline’s Dog Salon shudder.

  24. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:34 pm on January 14th, 2013


    Prize!…Absolutely no one has won prize number one yet…gruffle!

  25. Masquers
    1:58 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Howlers: Too bad your mom can’t work from home today. Driving in the fog is not safe.
    Riö: Not to worry…it will happen.

  26. Belle Starr
    2:48 pm on January 14th, 2013

    If I put a half eaten piece of beef jerky my Two-legged shared with me this morning toward Feeding the Giant do I win anything? My Two-legged says no. I told her I would go to TPugTBurped.

  27. Belle Starr
    3:04 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Nevermind my last question. I ate the other half. I couldn’t resist.

  28. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:08 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Bellie!…What do you suppose the dollar amount on a half eaten piece of beef jerky would be?…hmmmm???

  29. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:09 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Bellie!…Nevermind my question you ate the other half…grunt!

  30. Staff
    3:11 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Mr.Staff will be driven to a orthopedic doctor in about 5 minutes. I will let you know his knee (left) status later. He said it is 100% better than Saturday, but my Dad says 100% of nothing is nothing.



  31. Rose
    3:23 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Bear, not tip-top, but feeling better.

  32. Mollypop's Mom
    3:48 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Here’s a special poster of our little Princess, made by Tyb’s Dad. It has a black background that doesn’t show up against the blog background, but you can imagine where the edges are.

  33. Mollypop's Mom
    3:50 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Sam’s girl is putting this on the wall in her room you-know-where.

  34. BearSpiritDog
    3:50 pm on January 14th, 2013

    MollyPop’s Mom: Oh! Princess Sammie is a Love!

  35. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:53 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Sammie!…What happened to lil’ Sammie’s ears?…sneeze!

  36. Barb & Maggie
    3:59 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Is she cute or what!

    What was the problem last night with Tommy Lee Jones, Mr. Grumpy Pants?

  37. BearSpiritDog
    4:14 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Barb&Magpie: We missed part of the Golden Globes last night because the stupid TV Guide said it came on at 8 pm…which turned out to be the ending time instead…so, as a consequence, did not see Grumpy.

  38. Princess Sam
    4:18 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Rio, Jacqueline got ahold of me.

  39. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:33 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Bear!…You didn’t miss much….grunt!

  40. B. Stover
    4:49 pm on January 14th, 2013

    That is a great poster.

  41. BearSpiritDog
    5:14 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Rio: Those Long acceptance speeches were Quite annoying…especially the winners that resorted to reading from crib notes.

  42. Melanie
    5:33 pm on January 14th, 2013


    Jeeze Louise . . I did the dog chores, saw Zoë, did the errands and started at 7:15 am. No wonder I’m tired.

    Anywoof, Zoë walked on her broken knee today! Well, actually she was able to put weight on the foot, connected to the leg that has the broken, and healing, knee.

  43. Melanie
    5:34 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Poop Patrol Today! Down to 4 inches of slush. Not sure if that is because it’s melting, or I’ve removed so much of it with the Poop. Anywoof, I put the sled right where I wanted it, turned my back for a shovelful of you know what and heard the sled moving.

    Certain that one of the pack had gotten tangled in the cord, I turned around and there was Rose with front feet in the sled and pushing herself around with her back feet. I swear she was grinning.

    She went twenty feet.

  44. Rose
    5:42 pm on January 14th, 2013

    That is a wonderful poster of Sammie. It should be in the Musher’s Mercantile, or in the next auction.
    Sammie, you are just adorable!!!!

  45. Rose
    5:43 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Melanie, any word on YSAS?

  46. Melanie
    5:46 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Rose, YSAS says he is treating himself to plain food. Keeping it simple for the next two weeks.

    Sammie, that is a beautiful poster.

    Must rest.

  47. OleyHowlers
    5:50 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Awww Sammie, you sure are beautiful.
    We are howling about Rose, the dog not the person, going sledding.

  48. Tupper and Gilly
    5:51 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Quick hi to everyone
    Sammie – you ARE a love.
    Melanie – slush + poop = poop soup

    The Storyteller asked a certain Golinka to go out on a dinner date with him. No fast food, no trying to grab a meal at a show. This will be a real sit-down, grown-up dinner date at a nice restaurant.

    Mama is twirling.

    Maybe will be back later. Maybe

  49. Staff
    5:59 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Kneecap broken into 3 pieces. Brace for (at least) 6 weeks. Probably knee replacement in 2-3 years. Earlier if the break doesn’t heal correctly. Sheesh.

  50. Siber-H
    6:14 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Poor Mr. Staff. That must have hurt a great deal. I’m glad he went to the doctor.

    Very cute poster, Sam!

  51. Barb & Maggie
    6:30 pm on January 14th, 2013

    What was Mr. Staff thinking – 100% better? Don’t think so. Barb will let him know how the knee replacement goes.

  52. Princess Sam
    6:33 pm on January 14th, 2013

    How many days did Mr. Staff walk around with the broken knee?

    Our tv showed 10,000 fans showed up for the Sabres scrimmage. We’re definitely starved for hockey.

  53. Staff
    6:49 pm on January 14th, 2013

    He was on that knee for 48 hours. He wouldn’t have made the appointment. I did it and didn’t give him any choice. He has had trouble with this knee for 20 years but it always got better in a few days. He was going to ‘maybe’ go to the doctor in a week if it didn’t get better.

    He is sitting in the recliner with Abbie the Kitty holding him down and enjoying a martini. He is reading the latest David Rosenfelt, Leader of the Pack.

  54. dawson
    6:55 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Yippee! for Zoe’s progress in rehab today.
    Yeeouch! for Mr. Staff’s kneecap.
    Mollypop’s Mom: That poster of Princess Samantha is very precious.

  55. Belle Starr
    7:01 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Staff: Do we need to warm up the ambedazzlance and care for Mr. Staff?

  56. Barb & Maggie
    7:14 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Staff, When was the Leader of the Pack published? Is that the one from 2012? I think there is one coming out this year. We have read all of them.

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:20 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Martini!…Just the thing for a broken up knee…snort!…My friend wishes she had about 3 martinis all lined up waiting for her….heh!…Not gonna happen. Too damned cold to go out and buy any liquor right now…sniff!

  58. Wose
    7:24 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Ouch, Mr. Staff!

  59. dawson
    7:27 pm on January 14th, 2013

    The winner of the Iditarod 2013 Calendar is Wolfie Wigglebutt of the Wild Wild West! Whoooohoooodeedoooo Wolfie! That calendar will be sent out to you hopefully before the end of the month. Heh.

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:34 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Wha!? ….Dawson, are you sure my name was in that hat?…sniff!…How come I never win anything…grump!

  61. SnowBella
    7:42 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Wolfie: Congratulations! Woo and hoo!

  62. Wose
    8:07 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Congratulations, Wolfie! Whooooohoooo!

  63. Staff
    8:41 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Barb, Yes it was published in 2012

    I will get right on that Dawson.

    Dad just came out of the bedroom and stood in the doorway. I asked him what he wanted and he said he wanted me to come and read his mail. Then he got a very confused look on his face. I said “What?” again and he said that maybe he had dreamed about the mail. He thought it had been left on his bedside table. (No it wasn’t) He had been dreaming it. Heh.

    Now he is in the bathroom getting ready for bed.

    I have had just about enough tonight. sigh.

  64. Staff
    8:42 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Hey Mr, I never win anything Rio…don’t you remember the very first ARC ever won on this blog? I do and it was YOU!

  65. Melanie
    8:44 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Jeeze Louise . . .

    First, guys never admit that they are hurt or sick and then when they get the prognosis? They are the world’s worst patients.

    Second, I’m sticking Zoë under the quilt. Did too much? Has caught what’s going around in the Rehab? Don’t know, but she’s under the quilt now!


  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:46 pm on January 14th, 2013

    ARC!…Staff, I can assure you I have NEVER won an ARC…sniff!…That was you my dear…grunt!

  67. SnowBella
    8:51 pm on January 14th, 2013

    I think Staff, Mr. Staff, and father of Staff all need to snuggle up under the quilt along with all the others already under the quilt.

  68. Staff
    8:58 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Dear Belle Star. We don’t need the amblingulance, but I will accept the quilt happily.

    Didn’t Rio win a contest and get the ARC once? Long before I begged and pleaded for my copy? I was sure he had one. Maybe all that begging from the rest of us confused my mind. Maybe I just got confused by watching Mr.Staff ignore all the instructions and take a shower. Jeez.

    I am going to go eat white chocolate and get ready for bed.

    Dawson I have the Calendar for Wolfie and plan to mail it out tomorrow. If I don’t have to wait too long in line at that dratted post office.

    Nighty limp noodle everyone. Even Liz…zzzzzzzz

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:01 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Staff!…You are very confused. You did not bed and plead for a copy..sniff!…Spencer gave you a copy of the ARC because you had just had a kidney transplant and were recovering…wheeze!…Remember?

  70. SnowBella
    9:07 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Rio: Didn’t you get an ARC when you won your ‘I vote pug’ campaign? I believe it was a landslide election.

  71. Basil and Sage
    9:09 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Staff – tell Abbie that if Mr Staff gives her any trouble, we’ll shoot Callie over there to help hold him down.
    Callie likes Kats, so she will welcome a snuggle from Abbie too

  72. Barb & Maggie
    9:14 pm on January 14th, 2013

    I know Rio won a book, if not an ARC, because he took a picture of it with his Mother doll, sitting on a table.

  73. Melanie
    9:16 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Riö and an ARC? I remember him getting something for figuring something out in the eBook, “A Cat was Involved”.

    Okay, appears Zoë might have an infection. I’ve been pugging the Rehab since I saw her at lunch. She was not tracking . . at least in this reality. Finally, got a nurse to do something when I told her to tell the nurse what she told me. She was watching her feet get longer.

    They are doing something NOW. Maybe I can get to sleep . .

    TTFN I hopel ( and yes, I did mean pugging)

  74. Staff
    9:17 pm on January 14th, 2013

    That’s right. It was Too Fetch a Theif. Mother Booger remembers.

    And I did sort of hint in a pleading way for that ARC. I figured if I had to get a transplant then something good, besides a working kidney, should come of it.

    Worked too. snicker.

    Now I really am going to bed. Promise!

  75. dawson
    9:42 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Thanks Staff for going into the vault and getting the Iditarod calendar and mailing it to that lucky Wolfie. He needs an extra calendar to keep track of all the comings and goings of his increasing horde. Congratulations to Wolfie!

    T&G: I hope you have a wonderful dinner.

    Melanie: That Rose is ‘raring to go!

  76. SnowBella
    10:12 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Rose, the Newf not the Wose is already training for next year’s race season! We may have a few kinks to work out like pulling rather than pushing the sled and finding a harness that will fit, but you can’t beat her heart.

  77. Barb & Maggie
    10:20 pm on January 14th, 2013

    We are saying Nighty Pasta too. Sweet dreams.
    Own up Rio!

  78. Wookie's Dad
    10:27 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Wookie was the one who won the first ARC for TFAT. It was the contest that Spence had with all the questions, and Wookie won it with his “Slowly I turn” reference to Niagara Falls in reference to the Bernie’s picture of Niagara Falls.

  79. Wookie's Dad
    10:29 pm on January 14th, 2013

    But Rio is the only one to have a character in a book named after him — remember Uncle Rio’s in TFAT.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:40 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Hocky!…I remember I won TFAT because I answered a question about the hocky scene in THAT…snort!…Then I won AFOC because I figured out who were brothers in AKWI…sniff!…I have to figure out a way to win the next C & B….heh!heh!

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:41 pm on January 14th, 2013

    Uncle!…Rio!…snort!snort!….We need to see more of that character in my honest opinion…chorkel!

  82. Macy the min-pin
    12:00 am on January 15th, 2013

    Maybe Zöe’s feet really ARE growing. Did you check?

    Sketti y’all.

  83. Junior
    12:42 am on January 15th, 2013

    Rio: Guess what my Lady did for me tonight? No! Not even close, but I’ll tell you anyway. The Giant was chopping up a big ol’ block of frozen chicken skins while my Lady was chopping a big ol’ block frozen beef. Tenzing, Luna, Belle Starr and Annabelle—the Scavangers—were stealing scraps here and there. We each got some chicken skin, but my Lady snatched a chicken skin, hid it in her fist, and when they left the kennel tonight, she walked over to me and gave me the extra!

  84. Wose
    6:15 am on January 15th, 2013

    Rio! I would love to see the Mother Booger doll!!!

  85. Wose
    6:17 am on January 15th, 2013

    Junior, your Lady really loves you!

  86. Macy the min-pin
    8:49 am on January 15th, 2013

    Did I see that someone said Staff tried to “bed” and plead for an ARC. Scandal on th blog!

  87. Rose
    9:01 am on January 15th, 2013

    Good Morning, Macy!

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