No Post Today

“Why not?” says Spence.

“Why not?” Admin says. “Have you looked at the lawn lately? The quote garden unquote?”

“I was thinking of kicking back, sipping coffee, putting my feet up.”

“Think again.”

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  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:16 am on May 18th, 2013

    Gooood morning everyone! I like the ides of kicking back, sipping coffee and putting my feet up. Maybe I’ll just lurk over here in the corner of the quilt for a bit.

  2. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:30 am on May 18th, 2013

    Yawn!…We are up and at it…snort!…Sprinklers are running, fans are blowing and breakfast will be cooking soon….whoooHooo!…Hey, Beau finally got up…grunt!

  3. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:39 am on May 18th, 2013

    Staff!…Be sure to check your SDD before you send that expensive apple box to Alaska…sniff!,,,Sounds like Rebecca has a plan B…snort!

  4. B. Stover
    9:06 am on May 18th, 2013

    I’m all for sipping coffee and putting feet up.

    I started reading the new Robbie Forester–excellent!

    Good morning all.

  5. Masquers
    9:35 am on May 18th, 2013
  6. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:37 am on May 18th, 2013

    Maskers!…heh!snort!heh!…Alaska had its Spring back in March…sniff!

  7. Melanie
    9:41 am on May 18th, 2013

    “Installing Alaskan Summer” snicker

    Feet up and relaxing. A Dream Unrealized.

    A general contractor was here today to give us ideas on the fence. It is not going to be as bad as we thought. Youngest nephew (going to be 21 next month) was here to learn what to do. First up? A Sawzall.

    I’ve always wanted a Sawzall. Zoë says she’s a bit concerned about that. Heh, heh, heh.

    Next is a walk/run in a new place. Will let you know how that goes.

    Then the BATTLE AGAINST ASPARAGUS BEETLES will commence.

  8. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:49 am on May 18th, 2013

    Plants!…My friend has a free reign in planting flowers and vegetables this season…snort!…Once the watering is done she will take off for parts unknown to buy some of this stuff…grunt!

  9. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:50 am on May 18th, 2013

    Beau!…He is moping around here like a lost puppy…sniff!…Wondering where his “feeder” went I suspect….snort!

  10. BearSpiritDog
    10:08 am on May 18th, 2013

    Spence & Admin: No rest for those with Gardens (and Lawns).
    Don’t worry…B will do the kicking back for youse today…Heh.

    Melanie: Good Luck with the Asparagus Beetles. Ugh.

    Poor Beau! It’s going to be a loooong time for him…from now until he gets his Treaties again.

    Sharon: Hope those Dancing Giraffes have toned it down a bit. Are you home again?

  11. dawson
    10:24 am on May 18th, 2013

    I’m going to try kicking back, putting my feet up and drinking some coffee.
    Turtleman was supposed to give me some relief today but I guess since we are having a flash and bang thunderstorm he decided against it. Hmmmpf!
    Masquers: Installing Alaskan Summer…hilarious.

    Yesterday I put on some music from the 30’s then wandered upstairs to rummage through pictures of when Mom was 80. The phone rang and I could hear someone leaving a message so I hustled downstairs and it was the flower shop reminding me that I had some flowers there for pick up. Okay, I’ll be right over. There was Dad, sitting in his chair, listening to the music and bawling, “It’s Maggie’s birthday”, he blubbered which started me off too. “I know, Dad. That was the flower shop. Nancy got us some flowers in memory of Mom.” “Don’t turn the music off”, he said. We had a good cry then I biked over to the flower shop and cried on all the staff as I got the lovely dark purple irises, one of Mom’s favorites. Staff, they are opening up beautifully today. She would be pleased that her rhododendron tree is in full bloom.
    I came home and the s-i-l came for Friday night cards. She beat me and I modeled how to be a good sport while losing. I do hope she remembers that lesson for the next time we play cards.

    Turtleman just called. He’s on his way. Hooray!

  12. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:42 am on May 18th, 2013

    Dawson!…May is hard on me and my friend because Grandmas birthday is May 30th…sniffle!

  13. Tenzing
    10:45 am on May 18th, 2013

    Dawson: I’m saving you a seat under the quilt. Bring your pop, too. Um…out of curiosity, did you lose my Lady’s favorite jeans in last night’s card game? I was hoping to win those back from you at some point.

    Masquers: My Lady loves the error message so much she has to steal it for our facebookie.

  14. BearSpiritDog
    10:52 am on May 18th, 2013

    Awwww, Dawson, Sending Hugs to all of you. sob.

  15. Tupper's Mama
    10:55 am on May 18th, 2013

    Dawson – my Dad says I should share this with you. When my mother left this world, it was with in the company of butterflies. They have been our symbol of my mother ever since.

    Now, we have told you that Basil and Sage love to chase and eat moths (ick) that get into the house in the summer. And we have told you that Sage likes to go outside on his leash and lay in the grass.

    The other day, while we were outside, a lovely butterfly came dancing over to the Sage’s grass patch. At first, I was going to go grab Sage so he wouldn’t get the butterfly – but then I realized that he was just watching it, fascinated, but not stalking. The butterfly flitted all around him, easily within his reach, at one point, hovering within inches of his nose. Then she danced off in the breeze. That’s when I realized that I was crying.

    Those we love are still with us, visible in the butterflies, purple iris, and black birds in our lives.

    Sending you hugs, and a hankie.

  16. Siber-H
    10:57 am on May 18th, 2013

    We can kick back and put our feet up today because we do not have a lawn. Spence could get a couple of goats for lawn mowing, but he might never get his mail if he hired lawn mowing goats.

    The Snowhook dogs will have fun pulling tourists around on the glacier, and the tourists will be very impressed because they are Iditarod dogs… good publicity for the Iditarod. I hope the two-legged employees there tell the tourists the dogs are Snowhook Dogs…good publicity for Snowhook.

  17. Siber-H
    11:02 am on May 18th, 2013

    Masquers, That is funny but I am not letting mom see it because I want her to buy C.Harris’s house.

    Hugs and prayers for all of you that are feeling the loss of loved ones.

  18. BearSpiritDog
    11:19 am on May 18th, 2013

    Tupper’s Mama: We love your story of Sage and the Butterfly.
    As you know, Butterflies are Very Special to Someone here too.

  19. c.hobbit
    12:05 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Masquers: I posted that on my facebook weeks ago and it is still true. There must be 4″ of new snow on the ground and it is still supposed to snow another day. I took my winter tires off before I drove down to Anchorage. Grump.

  20. Masquers
    12:09 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Tenz: Any problems from the Pavlof Volcano where you live?

    Siber: Good luck with your mom buying CHobbit’s house.
    (whispering) guess it is best not tell her about the volcano.

  21. Wose
    12:30 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Masquers, Loved the Alaskan summer. Laughing here.

    To those who are recovering form being under the knife, or who are missing the ones they love, thinking of you and sending big hugs to you all. sob

  22. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:43 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Flowers…Someone is back and she has flowers!…snort!sneeze!…Says we are all going outside to plant them in a little bit…heh!…This should be fun. (NOT!)..grunt!

  23. Staff
    12:49 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Darn it.
    I lazed around eating and reading and then called the post office to see what stupid lack of hours we had been reduced to. (9 to 10:30 a.m.) I had 15 minutes to get there with my package. So off I went and never checked the blog until I returned. Sigh.

    Anyway the package is off and I will try to do better if there is a next time. I am truly just not a morning person.

    However I do remember that it is not ‘unquote’ it is ‘end quote’. Anyway I think I do. Do I B?

  24. B. Stover
    12:59 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Staff: Unfortunately “unquote” is in the dictionary but the “rule” used to be “end of quote.” (I hate “unquote.” How can you unquote something? Grump.)

  25. Melanie
    1:06 pm on May 18th, 2013

    You never begin a quote?

    Walk/run went well. The Pack are snoozing. I am about to soak Grace’s sore paw. Just have to find a bad movie.

  26. Staff
    1:10 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Snicker. End of quote. I will try to remember. Maybe there will be a revised post.

    the Turtleman is taking pictures with his phone and I will soon have pictures of the iris to show to y’all. I am grateful for Maggie’s life. sniff. She was a wonderful mother. drip drip drip…

  27. B. Stover
    1:18 pm on May 18th, 2013

    “A word is dead
    When it is said,
    Some say.

    I say it just
    Begins to live
    That day” (Emily Dickenson).

    The impossibility of “unquote” brought this to mind.

  28. Tenzing
    1:28 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Staff: Come to the quilt. There is room enough and plenty of tissue. I also came with a stock of Nut Rolls.

  29. Staff
    1:36 pm on May 18th, 2013

    OOO Pearson’s salted nut rolls. (I wonder where you got them?) YUM Move over Tenzing. I will wear lots of clothes and we can play CARDS. snicker.

  30. BearSpiritDog
    1:48 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Staff & Dawson: The Irises are Beautiful. sniff.

    Sending Healing Thoughts for Grace’s sore paw.

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:30 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Outside!…We’ve all been outside for hours and hours…grump!…I am NOT an outside kind of guy…gurgle!

  32. Wookie's Dad
    2:50 pm on May 18th, 2013

    I just wanted to let people know that a number of additional photos of Rose’s quilt, including close ups of many of the blocks, have been placed on Dishlickers in a folder labeled Roses Quilt. If anyone doesn’t remember how to access Dishlickers (or for any newbies who don’t know about it) send an SDD to us or to Rio and we will let you know what to do.

  33. BearSpiritDog
    2:59 pm on May 18th, 2013

    WoooHooo!!! Thank You, Wookie’s Dad and Mom!!!

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:40 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Quilt!…Yippeee!…I wish someone would print all the squares out and put together the quilt here…snort!…She says our printer is crap and we only use it when absolutely necessary…grump!

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:43 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Flowers!…Someone came home (again) with more flowers…sneeze!…And more dirt in bags. What the hell. She says her back is hurting, so this batch is for tomorrow morning…sniff!…When oh when is she going to plant those little chili peppers we like so much??…grunt!…One cannot make green chili with flowers…huffle!

  36. Kat
    3:54 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Mom won’t give us time to catch up but I’m sneaking her phone to tell youse that another package has arrived for me me me!!!!
    Now it all makes sense. I’m so happy I’m dancing the jig. Youse should all give $ for those harnesses so youse can WIN WIN WIN!

  37. B. Stover
    3:57 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Blast! I know that it’s me but for some reason I can’t see all of the quilt quotations clearly.

  38. Melanie
    4:12 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Were we supposed to quote something? Capola.

    Tails from the garden . .

    Asparagus now has garlic on the crowns and eco-friendly dishwashing detergent, diluted in water, sprayed on the stems and flowers. Do not try to use garlic in spray bottle. It causes bad language when it clogs.

    Do not attempt to transplant flowers when the ground is as hard as rock. Use the soaker hose to loosen soil. That is happening now.

    Figure out how to use the sprinkler before you turn it on. Now, in my defense, there were no directions, and my brain works differently than people who design things.
    I am very wet.

    Before I did the sprinkler I moved two HUGE rocks by leverage.

    I am now going up what poison ivy looks like.

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:17 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Prize!… Rose and I got our wires crossed on the first prize, but I’m glad it has all worked out now…heh!heh!…In fact we are very, very close to naming a second winner, but alas donations have fallen off…sniff!…So if you have any spare change lying around and don’t know what to do with it, please consider donating it to Snowhook for the much needed equipment…chuffle!

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:20 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Melanie!…If you were wearing that Bubble like I told you to, you would not be wet right now!…snort!

  41. Tupper's Mama
    4:21 pm on May 18th, 2013

    We all just took a tour of the Rose Colored Quilt – it is just remarkable! We love the way the hearts swirl around as the quilting stitches. And all youse guys sent in such wonderful quilt squares.

    Now – Rio, Beau, BSD and Masquers – Please tell us how you put pictures on the fabric. We love that -it was just so cool

    Melanie – poison ivy????? Oh no!

  42. Wose
    4:25 pm on May 18th, 2013

    RIO! When we have our next winner we will definitely be more in sync with the delivery of the prizes.

  43. Wose
    4:28 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Kat: I am very happy you like the prizes that came to you, you, you!

  44. Wose
    4:30 pm on May 18th, 2013

    T&G: I loved your blinged out patch!

  45. Tenzing
    4:32 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Staff: Here, put a bootie on each of your fingers. Trust me, you’re going to want to wear as much as possible if Dawson is paying.

    Last we heard, AJ and the summer-job-dogs crossed the boarder in the wee hours of the morning. I believe it is the Canadian borded. If it is the Mexican border, he is making really good time. My Lady couldn’t sleep last night until she heard from him. He left driving in a winter storm. She finally dozed off this morning and what did I do? Put my cold nose on her nose to wake her up. I think a nap is coming on for both of us.

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:37 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Mr. Tenzing!…That is exactly why we are not allowed on the Big Bed…chorkel!

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:38 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Stopped!…Someone here finally stopped working on flowers and pots with dirt and is relaxing downstairs. It is cool and she popped in a Hercule Poirot dvd….snort!…I am in heaven!

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:42 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Rose!…Hurry! Hurry!…snort!…Check your SDD. This is very exciting!…wheeze!

  49. BearSpiritDog
    4:42 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Cold Noses and Warm Kisses. What could be better!

  50. Masquers
    4:54 pm on May 18th, 2013

    B: You are not alone. My little kat magnifier is coming in handy.
    Tupper’s Mama: Photo attachments were sent to Wookie’s mom and she worked her magic weaving the photos into the fabric of the quilt.
    Another thing…for those of youse who claim to have no artistic talent…not true, not true!

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:00 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Clear!…Some of those I can’t read very well, but I’m sure they all say something special to Rose…snorkel!…The back of the Quilt is amazing too!

  52. Tenzing
    5:02 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Rio: I wasn’t even on the bed, just standing next to it. She tried napping on the couch a bit ago and what did I do? Same damn thing I did in the early morning hours. Heh!

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:04 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Mr. Tenzing!…heh!snort!heh!…Good thing you didn’t burp in her face like I do to someone here sometimes…snort!

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:07 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Rose!…Please check your SDD one more time before you do anything else…snort!

  55. Tenzing
    5:08 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Rio: I’m not saying I did and I’m not saying I didn’t…

  56. Wose
    5:09 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Attention!

    Rio and I received a very special SDD just now, one from our good friend Siber-H. He has made a very generous donation to the Have Harness, Will Travel fund, and with that donation, he has hit the next of the Magic Numbers, which entitles him to a special prize from me and Rio.

    Wooooooohooooo!

    Thank you for generosity, Siber-H!

    Go Rockies!

  57. Siber-H
    5:14 pm on May 18th, 2013

    WOO WOO!!!!!!

    Thank You, Wose and Rio

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:16 pm on May 18th, 2013

    WINNER!…We all know SiberH has a winning smile, and a winning personality, but now he is Really a Winner!…snort!snort!

    SiberH!…Expect two mysterious packages in the next few days or weeks, or who knows when…sniff!…They will come from the East and from the West…snort!…Specially for you!you!you!

  59. c.hobbit
    5:29 pm on May 18th, 2013

    SiberH always has a special place in my heart — yay for the harness fund.

  60. Siber-H
    5:36 pm on May 18th, 2013

    I honestly never win anything so I am a happy Husky to win this prize.

    I will look for the packages, Rio, and I will take care of any goats that might mess with them.

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:41 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Applause!….I think we should all give Staff, CHobbit Harris and anyone else who sent a coat to Snowhook (please stand up!), a big round of applause for all the work they did on providing new coats for our Team…snort!…That was a big project and very important to Snowhook…chuffle!

    Clap!….Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!Clap!….Wooooooo!…Thanks youse guys! You are the Best of the Best…snort!

  62. Tenzing
    5:53 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Clap! Clap! Howl! Clap! Clap! Aaarooo! Wag! Wag! Wag! Thank you!

    SiberH: You are a winner indeed! Question—did you steal your mom’s credit card again?

  63. B. Stover
    5:58 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Melanie: I used the word “quotation” to refer to the comments that people put on the quilt strips.

  64. O'Howlers
    6:06 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Hurray for Siber! You will be spinning soon!
    We would like to also thank those super-generous and wonderful shoppers who sent coats to our team.

  65. Siber-H
    6:10 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Clap!Clap!Clap!
    We appreciate all the hard work, time, and money you guys donated so the Snowhook dogs will have much needed coats.

    Tenzing, Mom said she will write a check for me to mail to Snowhook the first part of this week. She has hidden her credit card, but not to worry, I will find it.

  66. Masquers
    6:18 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Hooray for our team!!!

  67. Pancho & Lefty
    6:21 pm on May 18th, 2013

    We are pleased to announce that we are bringing up the Little Detective Agency right. Just this morning we witnessed Chet employee all the tactics we have taught him thus far. As our Lady gave tummies to Little, Check plunged into a pocket on our Lady’s coveralls. He grabbed the contents—in this case some twine—and took off running. He only failed one element of his efforts—he got caught and our Lady snatched the twine right out of his paws. We are so proud of him. Such a quick study is the little laddie.

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:25 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Little-Chet!….Oh nooo…heh!…Listen to your big brother Junior, not the Outlaw clan…snort!

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:26 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Little-Chet!…Never! Never ever chew on harnesses…grunt!…Never!

  70. dawson
    6:34 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Hooray!
    Rio: How did you get your clapity claps to go all the way across the page?

    SiberH: Congratulations on being a winner!

    Tenzing: You can have your ladies pants back because the s-i-l won’t wear anything that isn’t double zero or less and me, although they are very comfortable, I’m tired of shaking the dirt out of the rolled up cuffs. I did launder them so be careful not to get anything on them.

    Thanks to y’all for keeping me under the quilt for awhile and for all the kind words.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:38 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Dawson!…It is well known Clap-On! magic…snort!snort!…I have been practicing for the Rockies vs Giants game tonight…wheeze!…The series is 1 ta 1 – we could take this thing and finally hold our heads high over those dratted San Fran Fans…grunt!

  72. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:43 pm on May 18th, 2013

    What is the tally for the harness fund?

  73. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:43 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Go Giants!

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:47 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Wolfie!…I’m glad you asked son!…snort!…We are 42% funded or more precisely, $668.55 has been pledged so far…WOOOOOO!…What an amazing group of supporters!…snort!

  75. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:01 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Awesome!

    Now, where are we regarding the entry fee? The deadline is coming up soon, soon, soon!

  76. Melanie
    7:05 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Congrtulations to Siber-H and Snowhook!

    Here is what YSAS and LLL have been doing . .

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:07 pm on May 18th, 2013

    OH-MY-DOLPHIN!…heh!…What fun!..snort!…What great photos! Love you Clarkson. And LLL, you better be taking care of my guy!…snorkel!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:09 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Dolphin!…That Dolphin sort of looks like Beau…heh!heh!

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:12 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Wolfie!… If you would like to start an Entry Fee campaign, I would give you a big sloppy pug kiss..snort!…And Beau too, he likes to give smelly kisses…heh!…OR if you know of anyone who would like to donate the whole Entry Fee, that would be awesome too…heh!heh!…That would be a dream come true actually…chorkel!

  80. Wose
    8:12 pm on May 18th, 2013

    RIO! I too, would like extend my sincere thanks to Staff, C.Hobbit and anyone else who searched high and low to find coats for the Snowhook team. You guys rock! The Plunderers are really the most dedicated and generous group of people I’ve ever met!

    Thank you all for your generosity!

  81. Wose
    8:13 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Cool picture of YSAS and LLL!

  82. Wookie's Dad
    8:16 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Tupper’s Mama. I’m glad you noticed the quilting pattern– another special thing Debbie put into the quilt. As to the photos — the real secret is that there is special “fabric paper” that you put in a computer printer and then print the photos (from jpeg files) directly onto the fabric paper. If you need more details, let us know and Debbie can provide them.
    SiberH — double applause here — way to go!!!

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:29 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Wookies-Paw!…Thanks for posting all those great photos of Rose’s Quilt out there for every one to see…heh!…Wookie would be proud of you…sniffle!

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:13 pm on May 18th, 2013

    SiberH!…I hope you are watching the game right now…snort!…It is really fun so far!…heh!heh!

  85. Siber-H
    9:44 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Rio, Yes, yes, yes. The Rockies can do this tonight!!

  86. Tupper and Gilly
    9:47 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Rio – those aren’t dolphins – they are Beluga whales! Their heads are small for their bodies. Under the water, those whales are HUGE. But they are very gentle.

  87. Princess Sam
    10:00 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Wookie’s Dad, thanks for the quilt pictures. Molly’s Mom and my Mommy put these precious pictures into our Lightroom databases.

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:21 pm on May 18th, 2013

    SiberH!…I loved when Chatwood got a standing ovation…snort!…We here missed some of his pitching as we had to go for a walk before it “might” rain…grump!…Doesn’t she know this is the Giants Butt we are kicking tonight?…heh!heh!

    Barry!…I hope Barry Zito does not pitch for the Giants. I love that guy, but he does damage to our team…gasp!

  89. Melanie
    10:27 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Thanks to Golinka I was able to sign on and look at the quilt. A comforting and beautiful work of art.
    I saw some new and “old” Plunderers on there!

    Those are Beluga whales and they are huge. YSAS and LLL called and told me about their experience. Let us just say they had a blast. Belugas have squishy heads and their ability to make sounds can make the platform that YSAS and LLL standing on shake and shudder! Cool.

    I am going to sleep now. Tomorrow? Zoë and I are going to see “Spamalot”. My niece’s fiancé is in it. She worked on the costumes.

    TTFN

  90. Staff
    10:30 pm on May 18th, 2013

    I looked at every quilt block. Wonderful work everyone. And I love the hearts quilted into the top. My favorite one was from Blou I think. Although I liked mine a lot also.

    We were working hard outside today too Rio. We have the second raised bed almost completely full. We will need maybe another half hour of work to get a little more dirt in it. Then to decide what goes where. It is hard to make sure you don’t put tomatoes and potatoes in the same place every year. I have a chart that goes back to 1989 and shows where stuff went each year. Mr.Staff forgot to do that in 2011, the year I stayed in Mpls most of the summer but otherwise it is all down on paper and held with a clip.

    Our first male Ruby-throated hummer came in yesterday morning and the first female was seen this afternoon. The sugar feeders were ready for them. I need to buy another one because I confiscated the one for the north porch and put it on my new east deck. Mr.Staff is annoyed. He likes to sit on the north porch and watch them.

    Goodnight all. Digging in the dirt tends to make me tired.

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:40 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Digging!…Digging in dirt makes someone here very tired too…sniff!…How in the hell does SiberH do it day in and day out, I ask youse?…wheeze!

    Bed!…No matter what Beau thinks, we are not going to bed till this game is over…heh!heh!

  92. dawson
    10:49 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Good night to the night owls and g’day to LizF.

    I will look at the pictures of the quilt tomorrow when my brain is working.

  93. Tenzing
    10:51 pm on May 18th, 2013

    We received word from AJ. He and the summer-job-dogs have made it to their destination! He will get the dogs settled, get some rest and then head back home to my Lady.

    Dawson: Thanks for the jeans. Questions were starting to be asked like: Where are my favorite jeans? and Tenzing do you know anything about my missing jeans.

  94. Siber-H
    10:55 pm on May 18th, 2013

    I wish I could blurr around and help all of you that are digging in the dirt. A Porsche 911 would also get me around the country fast.

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on May 18th, 2013

    San-Fran!…Butts are still getting kicked by the lil’ ole Rockies…heh!heh!…I am loving it!..snort!…The score is 10 ta 1 in the 8th inning…chorkel!

  96. Siber-H
    11:12 pm on May 18th, 2013

    This is one of those games I love. The game isn’t over with yet but I can declare the Rockies the winner.

    We are going to sleep.

    Night All

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:17 pm on May 18th, 2013

    SiberH!…The game IS OVER and we winnit!…heh!heh!…Two straight in a row after years and years and years of not winning against these Giants…heh!heh!..Twirling and spinning and Twirling and Spinning uncontrollably and now I am puking…and spitting and wheezing…but I am still HAPPY! WOOOOOOOO!

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:18 pm on May 18th, 2013

    …OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!…WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!,, YES! We win over the Giants 2 nights in a damn row!..heh!heh!

  99. Tenzing
    11:21 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Clap, clap, clap! for Rio’s team!

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:23 pm on May 18th, 2013

    ….OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWoOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,,,Giants go down!down!down!…WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoHOOOOOOOOOOOo!….hehcough!spit!,,,snort!

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:23 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Chorkel!…sneeze!…I’m so very happy right now…heh!

  102. Tenzing
    11:31 pm on May 18th, 2013

    A happy, spinning pug means = snorting, wheezing and splorting!

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:34 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Mess!…Someone will have to clean up that mess, but its not gonna be me!…heh!snort!

  104. Tenzing
    11:38 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Always best to have a bucket and disinfectant wipes handy.

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:39 pm on May 18th, 2013

    Zito!…Tomorrow!…gasp!…That guy – he throws crap and none of our guys can hit his Crap…sniff!

    Goodnight!…Alll!…snort!

  106. Melanie
    12:54 am on May 19th, 2013

    Siber-H, The Pack has put their treat money together and have bought you the following. Mattie picked the color because she thought it would look striking with your coat, the boys picked out the convertible

    . I will send it along as soon as we can find Frank and Rosalind. They took off in it and haven’t gotten back yet. The rest of The Pack is peeved. They also want turns.

    You will have to pull the seat closer to the wheel when The Pack is finallly through playing with it gives it to you.

  107. c.hobbit
    1:00 am on May 19th, 2013

    Melanie: oo la la. So what is the latest with Siber and Natasha? I have lost track but it seems like Siber was recently mostly interested in her car. If he got his own, he would be a hot dog on the loose!

  108. Melanie
    1:20 am on May 19th, 2013

    C.Hobitt, we have not heard from Natasha. She must have gone undercover again.

    Last time she came by? Franklin and Mac were following her around, drooling more than ever. When she called them, “Frank-a-poo” and “Mac-a-doodle”, they both rolled over on their backs, wagged their tails and grinned like the duffases they are.

    This was too much for the Ladies of The Pack and the last I saw of Natasha was her elegant rear end as she four footed it out of the house.

    I heard her start her car, but she kept turning the key, and the rasping noise it made continued as she sped away.

    The Ladies came in muttering about female dogs that are no better than they should be. The evening was spent with the guys getting the cold shoulder.

    Sigh . .

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