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Spence is being interviewed. It’s either about sound investment advice in difficult economic times, or the Chet and Bernie series.



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  1. BearSpiritDog
    9:21 am on April 23rd, 2013

    Let us hope it is the Chet & Bernie Books!
    Good Morning All.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:29 am on April 23rd, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! If OFA is doing a Chet & Bernie interview, let’s hope the interviewer doesn’t write (say) ” It’s a good read.” If it is about financial advice and it is good, have Chet pass it along as I’m sure HOH, OH, Siber H, Rio et al would love to let their 4 leggers in on it.
    Melanie: Really work at doing nothing.
    B&M: Pawsitive thoughts for no floods & continued “somep” pump.
    Hobbit: There’s no place like…glad you’re there.
    T&G: Give your 2 leggers lots of love.
    Anyone not specifically named: It is titilating Tues. Take time to smell something.

  3. B. Stover
    9:34 am on April 23rd, 2013

    I wonder if “sound investment advice” is a contradiction in terms.

    Good morning all.

  4. O'Howlers
    9:37 am on April 23rd, 2013

    Good morning. We here need some of that investment advice. We’ll be waiting with bait on our breadths for whatever Spence has to say.

  5. BearSpiritDog
    9:45 am on April 23rd, 2013

    LOL. Youse are in Fine Form this morning!

  6. Wookie's dad
    9:57 am on April 23rd, 2013

    I just hope the sound investment advice has nothing to do with Hawaiian pants or tin futures.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    9:59 am on April 23rd, 2013

    We never saw a problem with Hawaiian pants, just not with a plaid shirt!

  8. Masquers
    10:06 am on April 23rd, 2013

    Hawaiian shirts, yes. Hawaiian pants, no.

  9. O'Howlers
    10:12 am on April 23rd, 2013

    HOH, we like Hawaiian pants too. Best to wear them with a Hawaiian shirt, in our opinion.

  10. Barb & Maggie
    10:23 am on April 23rd, 2013

    Wookie’s Dad posted exactly the same thing we were going to post. Darn! Too late for our clever comment!

    Wonder who is doing the interview.

    Oh, and good morning all.

  11. Melanie
    10:49 am on April 23rd, 2013

    I guess Hawaiian Pants could be considered a very, very long term investment.

    Good Morning all on this Not Rest Day. Working out pretty well except I have to do computer work for four different people. I was going outside to enjoy the day.

    Looking outside, I am going to stay inside.

  12. Siber-H
    11:06 am on April 23rd, 2013

    We want to see/read the interview if it is about the Chet and Bernie series.

    Wookie’s Dad….Good One

    I hope Rio’s friend made it to work okay. Colorado’s latest snow storm is just cooler weather here.
    That is an excellent photo of Beau.

    T&G When you can, please let us know how Leonard is doing today.

  13. Masquers
    11:23 am on April 23rd, 2013

    Herbkats: I trust you and the Royals are behaving yourselves.
    T&G: Yes, please. What Siber said.

  14. dawson
    11:44 am on April 23rd, 2013

    My investment advice (sound or not) has to do with cash in coffee cans buried in the back yard.

    I have never seen a pair of Hawaiian pants but, now that I’m retired, I’d wear some (in the back yard).

    Beautiful sunny day with only 3 or 4 inches of sparkling snow gracing the drooping branches of trees.

  15. BearSpiritDog
    11:48 am on April 23rd, 2013

    Sending Sunshine to All Experiencing the Winter Blues in April.

  16. BearSpiritDog
    11:50 am on April 23rd, 2013


  17. B. Stover
    12:35 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    My grandparents buried money in cans in the back yard. Of course, they had lived through the Depression.

    Bear: “Gah” what?

  18. Melanie
    12:48 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    For Dawson:

    My grandparents buried peaches in their back yard. snicker

  19. B. Stover
    1:00 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Melanie: Why did they bury peaches?

  20. Melanie
    1:11 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    It was during Prohibition . . homemade brandy.

    I tried it last year. This year I will not put the tops of the jars on tightly. They exploded.

  21. Barb & Maggie
    1:25 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Peach brandy, yum!

    More rain here. Gah!

  22. Staff
    1:32 pm on April 23rd, 2013


    I like peaches.

    All the heavy snow broke a branch off the rhododendron. I am going to try to force it.

  23. B. Stover
    1:33 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    I’ve had apricot brandy. I remember the exploding peaches now.

  24. dawson
    1:39 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Sheesh! At $50. a pair you can count me out on the Hawaiian pants! Because they have pockets and elastic waistbands, I’d consider the ones on sale…except they are made of rayon! How hot (temperature) would I be?

    On the other hand, I wouldn’t need a Chet the Dog badge when I went to meet and greet other Plunderers.

  25. Herd of Hounds
    2:18 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Warm or not, would anything else say “Plundrer” like those pants?

  26. Herd of Hounds
    2:23 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    ALERT!!!! Mom has lost her mind…ignore anything she has said for a while.

  27. Siber-H
    2:33 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    We could all start wearing Hawaiian pants to show our solidarity with Bernie.

    I just finished reading the article on the Iditarod in the New Yorker. That is a very good article, and I wish the New Yorker would send this guy every year to the Iditarod to report on it.
    I am going to mention this since the author of the article brought it up. Halliburton is the corporate sponsor of the Berington sisters, the twins with pigtails. This is BIG money.

  28. Siber-H
    2:35 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    HOH We are thinking along the same lines about the Hawaiian pants.

  29. BearSpiritDog
    3:00 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    B: Stolen avatar!

    Siber-H: Halliburton is the Berrington Twins Sponsor?
    This is Scary big-time. Is it any wonder they have the Best of the Best on the Trail.

    Speaking of the Iditarod…Now reading Rio’s recommended book…Murder on the Iditarod Trail.
    Yeep! Thank Dog we were not reading it during the Big Race…not that we would have had the Time.

    Herd of Hounds: Don’t worry about any faux paws. Until this here blog sports an Edit Button we all will just have to deal.

  30. Barb & Maggie
    3:18 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Staff, Speaking of forcing, remember a month ago when Barb clipped about 2 doz. branches from the neighbor’s “Kitty Willow” bush? She gave a few to Lyla and Jack, and kept the rest in a vase of water. Now every single one of ours and theirs are rooting! We will have a lot of new baby bushes to plant.

    More rain. In the 7 day outlook, there are 2 days without chance of rain!

  31. Siber-H
    3:33 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Bear, The author of the article said Halliburton. I figure it has to be the Halliburton we are thinking of because why else would he have mentioned it. I wonder how the twins managed that. I agree, it is scary.

    It will surprise most of you to learn I have never read, Murder on the Iditarod Trail.

  32. Rose
    3:47 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Bear: I was given a copy of that book when I visited Snowhook, by one of the friends of Snowhook. Would you recommend? I believe Rio and his friend are reading it. I am having a difficult time trying to find the next book to read from my massive collection of to be read books. Not to mention the books that are on my nook…..Decisions, decisions….

  33. Tupper and Gilly
    3:52 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    We just got a text from Mama at the hospital. Seems she had to grab a few pantlegs around there just to make sure the Storyteller got the best care. He is sleeping quite a bit today, but that is ok. Someone at the hospital gave him some very bad p i l l s over the weekend when Mama wasnt looking, and they did baaaaaddddd things to him .
    But today is better. And tomorrow will be better yet
    And pretty soon he will be up and about again-and will probably want a pair of Hawaiian pants to boot!

  34. Melanie
    3:56 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    That was a good book. Read it many years ago.

    So who is going to be the first to sport those pants?

    I did two things today that needed brain power. All my brain power is gone.

    All 96 pictures from the shower are now primped. I then created a iMovie of them for her. Tomorrow I try to figure out how to go from two iPaw videos to one edited movie. Whew. Then put everything on a thumbdrive and send it to her.

    At least I didn’t have to drive anywhere.

  35. BearSpiritDog
    4:01 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Wose: We here understand your Dilemma. Likewise, lots of books are in our queue…hardcover and paperbacks…not to mention the many downloaded onto the Kindle.
    As to the aforementioned title…we have only just begun. Very unsettling so far reading about familiar checkpoints cloaked in mystery.


  36. BearSpiritDog
    4:04 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Royal Mum & Melanie: Where do youse get the Energy to do all this?
    It is barely past noon and Someone here is fading past.

  37. Herd of Hounds
    4:37 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    With the “fake paws” and “gah”s, maybe someone should invent an “UNSEND” button!

  38. Barb & Maggie
    4:55 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    BSD, What are some of the books on your to read list? You seem to like a lot of the same kinds of books and movies as we do. If you havent read Water for Elephants, Barb loved that one.

    “Call Julie First” was here today and marked the utilities where we are putting the raised gardens. The only thing our stakes might have hit is Comcast. The other utilities snake around under the gardens, so if the companies ever need to dig and do a repair, they will tear up the gardens. The lines are too deep for our stakes to have damaged. Good thing, because if you damage a ComEd line you can be fined $5,000! That is a lot of veggies!

  39. Melanie
    5:22 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    BSD, Power Naps

  40. Herd of Hounds
    5:30 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Nap? When mom tries that, the phones ring, someone comes to the door or someone drives up the driveway šŸ™ She says it is a law.

  41. c.hobbit
    5:41 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Plumber came while I was out doing volunteer work at my old school. Found the bill for $382–now to see if everything works as it should.
    BBL (be back later)

  42. c.hobbit
    6:37 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Nope, plumbing still not working as it should so I had to call the plumber back. Hope it is part of my original bill! I’ll be at work when he returns so I won’t know until later tonight what happened. Nothing like being left in suspense!

  43. O'Howlers
    6:40 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Mom likes the Hawaiian capris. She said she is going to order a pair, just as soon as she is back to her high school weight. That will be the 12th of Never.

  44. Melanie
    6:43 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    The Pack have been sleeping most of the day.
    The snores are unbelievable.

  45. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    7:20 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Plumbers!…Beau loves those guys…sniff!…The old guy who does work for her mother is his absolute favorite…snort!….Beau sticks to him like glue and yeep!yeeeps! at him wanting him to play – this all drives her mother very crazy…heh!heh!

  46. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    7:41 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Burgers!…sniff!sniff!….I smell burgers and 32 French fries baking…heh!…More than enough for me!me!me! to beg for and get my fair share of…chuffle!…My friend says she worked through lunch today and is very hungry tonight. I hope she doesn’t gobble down my share of the crinkle fries…wheeze!

  47. Wose
    7:43 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    T&G, It is a good thing your mum is there to look after you da. I would not want to mess with her while she is in a pantleg grabbing way. I’m happy to hear your da is doing better.

  48. Wose
    7:48 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    RIO! Will it be your turn tonight for your friend to take a picture of you staring down her burger and fries?

  49. Wose
    7:50 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Hey youse guys, look to the right! Wookie would be so proud of his kind!

    My question is, is Spence in New York?

  50. Wose
    7:56 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Feeling better lately, so I will be crawling out from under the quilt. Tenzing does make a very good pillow.
    WORRIT! Belle Starr and mama Luna are blurring their way back tonight. They are very concerned about their two-legged. There is talk of stopping by at Rio’s for burgers and crinkly fries. Extra Swedish fish are packed in Belle Starr’s sparkly backpack.

  51. Princess Sam
    8:12 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Wose! Is Rio going to have to share some of his crinkly fries?

  52. Wose
    8:19 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Sammie: And his burger too. Swedish fish will not be enough for Luna and Beele Starr.

  53. Wose
    8:21 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    So who is going to Iditarod 2014? Flights can now be booked. Time to twist Grizzly’s arm….

  54. BearSpiritDog
    8:24 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Wipe Out! My last post was erased Without a Trace!

    Barb&Magpie: We loved the book Water For Elephants, but Not the movie.
    The Andy Carpenter Mysteries are a big favorite here also.

  55. BearSpiritDog
    8:29 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Wose: Great write-up on the Goldens in Boston.
    Speaking of the Wookster…look who’s up top…none other than Rio and his Best Pal posing in front of a very Beautiful Quilt.

  56. Masquers
    8:38 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    News of the day. “Fake tweet sends the Dow plunging”. (for about a minute)
    The alarming thing was it supposed was tweeted by the Associated Press. Apparently their Twitter account had been hijacked.
    a P.S. followed: “Go back to your day. Ignore the news.”
    Good advice any day.

  57. Tupper and Gilly
    8:51 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Just for fun, here’s a picture of Gilly when she was just a baby puppy, wrapped in the arms of her Daddy

  58. O'Howlers
    8:52 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Rio in his bow tie up top for us.

    We just got back from a nice long walk. If youse can believe it, Pop was trying to give us each a treat as Mom was waiting with our walking leashes. We all turned down those treats, to get to our walk faster! Now we are all just laying/lying around the kitchen. Pop went out for hoagies and root beers. After that, it will be bedtime, so we will say goodnight now.

    Wose, Mom says to tell you they are thinking about Iditarod 2014 but we don’t know that their funds will make it. The finances are a mess.

  59. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:01 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Walk!…wheeze!…It is damned well below freezing out there and yet we had to go for our long walk just because someone here had a bad day…grumble!sneeze!…Snow everywhere. Makes my paws hurt dammit…sniff!

    Finances!…It sounds like CHobbit is the one with her finances in a mess…sniff!…What with all her gamboling debt and now a plumber sucking the last few cents out of her bank account…grunt!…Good luck CHobbit! Please do not write any checks for Auction Items this year….snorkel!

  60. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:16 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    SiberH!…Are you watching the game right now?…sniff!… I listened to the afternoon game with my little headphones this afternoon…grunt!…Lost it by one point, what a bummer…wheeze!..I just know tonight will be different…wooooo!

  61. Masquers
    9:24 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Weather! Riƶ, The finger of the fickle weather gods points away from where you are.
    Friday, Saturday, Sunday are looking good. I swear!
    Weatherkat signing off.

  62. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Rose!…No one takes fotos of me Ever!…sniff!…I hide under and behind things when the kamera comes out…grunt!…Beau is not smart enough to avoid the kamera. He has no idea what it is…wheeze!

    Share!…What is this word? I have no recollection of the meaning of “share”…sniff!…Especially as it relates to food…grunt!

  63. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Maskers!…You better be right or I am coming after you…grumble!

  64. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:30 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    SCORE!…Woooo Hooo! Rockies score first. Cuddyer sends Eric Young Jr home…heh!heh!

  65. Siber-H
    9:30 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Rio, Yes, I am watching the game. I didn’t say anything about this afternoon’s game because I didn’t know what you were doing.
    The Braves and the Rockies are so evenly matched in wins and losses.

  66. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:43 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Bear!…Can you answer my question about Don Draper now?…sniff!…I mean, what happened to him? He was someone else entirely last season…grunt!….Now, I am having a hard time even liking him.

  67. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Uptons!…Those Upton Brothers have got to go…grump!…They are more annoying than the well sponsored Berington Sisters…grumble!sniff!

  68. Siber-H
    10:17 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Two homers by the Upton brothers was uncalled for. gah

  69. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:26 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    SiberH!…Yeeeep!…I am now going to hide under some couch cushions. Call me when our team shows up to play…sniff!

  70. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:37 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Cold!…My theory is Atlanta wants to get into their warm soft beds as soon as possible after being outside in frigid air all day long….grunt!…So they are speeding this game along by rolling over the Rockies with 1-2-3 an-yer out type innings…gasp!

  71. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    10:39 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Argue!…But no one is around to argue or even care so I guess I am right again…heh!heh!

  72. Siber-H
    10:55 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    I always have hope that the altitude in Denver will bother a visiting team from sea level. My half-baked theory isn’t working this time.

  73. bluecat
    10:56 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Rio – we just watched Mad Men from Sunday. DD is being just a bit hypocritical, don’t you think? We can’t like him this season.

    ‘Night. Prayers for quilt-dwellers and that all Plunderers have a good rest.

  74. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:03 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Hyper-critical!…snort!…He is a freakin’ hypocritical, adulterous, egotistical asshole…grunt!…To put it mildly…sniff!…I fear the downfall of the series, which is really a sad thing.

  75. BearSpiritDog
    11:06 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Rio: The Season 5 finale of Mad Men hinted at the changes coming.
    Our take on Don Draper is that, because of his past, he has a strong need to feel admired and loved. That certainty that he is the center of everyone’s universe is slowly unraveling.
    His Wife, Megan, is becoming a success at her chosen profession. Suddenly she is no longer available to be at his beck and call 24/7, both professionally and personally.
    His Protege, Peggy has moved on to a rival firm.
    His character may not always be acting in a likeable manner, but he certainly is interesting.
    I, for one, am looking forward to seeing what develops over the coming episodes.
    This is 1968 and The Times They Are a-Changin’

  76. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:08 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    SiberH!…I know what you mean, but the Braves are braver than our guys I fear….sniff!…Our guys are falling apart. I need to see something bigger and better in them when they face real strong opposition….grump!

  77. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:12 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Bear!…Excellent observations, but the writers are so obviously turning his character backwards and inwards without showing anything substantial to cause the relapse…snort!…Of course the whole ‘Megan Doing Well’ is supposed to be something, but honestly, he was over the moon when she worked with him and was successful, so I don’t buy it….grump!

  78. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:14 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Bear!…Pete still wants to be Don however….groan!

  79. BearSpiritDog
    11:14 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Stuffed to the Gills on Popcorn and Ready for Bed.
    This gurgling in my tummy can’t bode well for a Sound Sleep.

    Nite’all – Bear

    p.s. Siber-H & Rio: Sorry the Rockies are in a slump tonight.

  80. BearSpiritDog
    11:18 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Ah, yes. Pete. The Ultimate Corporate Ladder Climber. That guy has his own issues.
    As for Megan working with Don…that was a whole different situation…successful though she was, she was still Part of His World.

  81. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:21 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Window!…Draper, he is a guy caught in the changing times, along with all his baggage and identity confusion, he will be the guy falling out the window in the end…wheeze!

  82. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:23 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Avatar!…Come home!…grump!

  83. Siber-H
    11:29 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Yep, Rio, The Rockies have fallen apart when they play the best teams….sniff, sniff

    We are turning in…sniff

    Night All

  84. Riƶ - The Evil Pug
    11:33 pm on April 23rd, 2013


  85. BearSpiritDog
    11:39 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Rio! The Opening Scene…the Window…Gasp!

  86. BearSpiritDog
    11:40 pm on April 23rd, 2013

    Bedtime! For Reals.

  87. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:05 am on April 24th, 2013
  88. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:12 am on April 24th, 2013

    Rio, I found the perfect outfit for your brutal walkies!

  89. Macy the min-pin
    1:19 am on April 24th, 2013

    Wolfie, I bet he would love it!

    My snizzlefritzing tootsies are freezing off tonight. Would someone please tell the pug to close the door from Colorado?

    Dad made homemade fried pickles tonight. Mom thought they were the best she ever ate. Did she share? She did not.

    The folks are leaving on a “vacation” on Thursday. They are headed to Austin for a job interview for dad on Friday and then another one on Monday in Corpus Christi, then a couple of days at the beach and making their way home via San Antonio. Am I invited? Again, I am not. ehhh who wants sand all between their toes anyhoo.

    nightly noodles

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