No Post Today

“Why not?” says Admin.

“Series of appointments,” Spence says.

“Tennis? Tennis is an appointment?”



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189 Responses to “No Post Today”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    7:58 am on June 12th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! And yes, Rio, since mom retarded from school, she does have too much time on our paws 🙂

    Gooood NOT to see Melanie posting in the middle of the night, maybe she got some sleep. Know it is still HOT & dry out west but hot elsewhere too. CHobbit, we did a move once like you but found it amazing how quickly we filled up a new house 🙁

    Our day imput is: weiner Wednesday…think mom will get the message? We’d love one or more.

  2. O'Howlers
    8:04 am on June 12th, 2013

    Good morning, HOH and everyone. Wiener Wednesday sounds good to us!
    BIG storms coming our way tomorrow. Yikes!

  3. Melanie
    8:14 am on June 12th, 2013

    The Pack is for Wiener Wednesday! I think I’ll just have granola with a banana.

    Sleep knit up my raveled sleeve of care. It put a balm on my mind and was just like a good dinner! I didn’t get my sore labor’s bath though . . I’ll settle for a shower after I dig some Dock plant out of the garden.

    Zoë will be off driving today. I get to stay home. Woo Hoo! She is taking the Element in for an oil change.

  4. Melanie
    8:21 am on June 12th, 2013

    Went back and caught up on yesterday’s comments. Hi Macy! Hi Gus and BooBear!

    Good night Liz&Cricket!

    Good morning to everyone else.

    O’Howlers, please keep the storms there. I saw sun for 5 minutes this morning. First time in over a week.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    8:39 am on June 12th, 2013

    Good morning. Have to go back and read last night’s posts. Did we hear from Liz? When Barb had her DishLickers cookbok out the other day, she was thinking of Liz and what a wonderful job she did on that project.

    Big fires near Rio, 0% contained and winds making it worse. And big storms possible here this afternoon. Lots of rain, possible hail and damaging winds up to 70 miles per hour. There go the tomatoes!

  6. Herd of Hounds
    8:41 am on June 12th, 2013

    After those posts, we feel,ah, literate. HOH feels there is little tastier than a gooood booook. Unless,of course, it is the above mentioned weiner. (think mom has the message yet?)

  7. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:42 am on June 12th, 2013

    ********BELLE STAR********

    We have two kittens left and they are both for you, you, you!!!!!!

    They are too little to be blurred. We need to figure out a way to ship secretly so that your two leggeds won’t notice them!!!!!!

  8. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:44 am on June 12th, 2013


    We can donate them to the auction with a starting bid of $5,000!

  9. Rose
    8:54 am on June 12th, 2013


    Beautiful day here after being pelted by rain all week. Can’t get used to it, though, as it will be raining the next two days!

    RIO! Please be safe out there with all those fires!

    Wolfie, I would love a kitty…..

  10. Barb & Maggie
    8:56 am on June 12th, 2013

    BSD, That looked more like Barb’s Ironrite, except hers was white. She was so good with it that she could do men’s dress shirts. She learned to iron when she was little just like some of you. Her mom had the sprinkler bottle and everything was dampened, rolled up, set aside for awhile, and then ironed. Barb felt so grown up when her mom let her help. She also started with the handkerchiefs. Then she progressed to pillow cases.

  11. Herd of Hounds
    9:00 am on June 12th, 2013

    Ironing process and items were the same here (only distilled h2o for ironing). Other “big girl” job was dusting table legs, feet and coffee table (nothing with knick knacks on it).

  12. dawson
    9:12 am on June 12th, 2013

    Tennis would be a very important appointment. I played tennis once. I hit a whole bunch of home runs!

    I used to iron my hair. Top that if you can. Like MacyMinPin though, I think you should seek help if you iron sheets. Sheets beg to be hung out on the line on a breezy day.

    G’night LizF. Give Cricket some tummies from me.

  13. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:19 am on June 12th, 2013

    Be safe from the storms…..

  14. B. Stover
    9:25 am on June 12th, 2013

    Tennis is NOT an appointment. Swimming, however….

    Good morning all.

  15. Melanie
    9:32 am on June 12th, 2013

    Dawson, I, too, ironed my hair. After all the things I have done to my hair, I am amazed that I still have some. Bleach, dye, perm (I didn’t need one. It was a disaster), spraying that lemon juice for high lighting, and kool aide. Did any one else use that?

    I remember using the distilled water to iron clothes. We also used a spray starch. I stopped ironing anything when Zoë stopped. I was 15. Then it was jeans for life!

    We went to Flint, MI to visit the Raven’s hometown about that time. I met Norma, his boyhood upstairs neighbor/babysitter. Norma’s eyesight wasn’t the best and it was a hoot when she opened the door. She was so excited to see “her little boy” that instead of using hairspray she used the can of starch. Her hair was standing straight on end!

  16. dawson
    9:42 am on June 12th, 2013

    Melanie: Yes, lemon juice for highlights and kool-aid for fun. Yikes to Norma!

  17. O'Howlers
    9:45 am on June 12th, 2013

    And Summer Blonde! Remember that?

  18. Tupper and Gilly
    9:48 am on June 12th, 2013

    Good morning all.
    Mama is so excited – she is getting her beloved little car detailed inside and out, thanks to a Christmas gift certificate from the Storyteller. Its going to be gorgeous!

    Now, tell the truth – how many of you started ironing because your mother pulled a Tom Sawyer on you? Boy, oh boy, did Mama ever fall for that one, over and over and over again. “Someday, if you are good, I will let you help me – (fill in the blank)”. Looking back, Mama realizes that had it not been for that ploy, she wouldn’t have done bulletin board decorating for her teacher mother, gift wrapping for all presents for all occasions, cooking dinner, vacuuming, ironing (we used to iron every single thing that was washed)….yup, Mama was a gullible, easy touch.

  19. Gus & BooBear
    10:03 am on June 12th, 2013

    Poor Beppe!! He’s not back in his place of honor yet.

  20. Rose
    10:34 am on June 12th, 2013

    All these ironing stories are bringing back memories……(sigh)

  21. Barb & Maggie
    10:38 am on June 12th, 2013

    Barb has now stacked and rearranged Jessica’s garage sale junk, I mean fine stuff, in the garage. She now has room to pull her car in again. We are a little concerned about hail this afternoon. We might get high winds too, so if we can’t post this afternoon, don’t worry about us.

    Rose, Barb finished The Storyteller and it was a good one.

  22. BearSpiritDog
    10:50 am on June 12th, 2013

    Gus&BooBear: We noticed too. Poor Beppe! Mike Baker, Where are you?

    O’Howlers: Summer Blonde (Clairol?) was fun! Lemon Juice was tricky and a bit sticky.

    We are all on the Same Page this morning: G’night to Liz & Cricket!

    B: Tennis & Golf are considered by many to classify as Appointments. Spence seems to agree.

    Wolfie: You are very Generous offering them up for the Auction.
    Top Prize: 2 Kitties…sold to the Belle Starr & Wose…to be shared equally.

    Cars. Detail Work for the Royals and an Oil Change for Melanie & Zoe’s Element. Reminds us our faithful metalic friend could use some Car-Care too.

    Dawson, Barb, Sharon: Did any of youse ever Wash your Hair with Beer?

    Yes, Distilled Water was Must for ironing. Someone Here hated to iron. No amount of cash or bribery could convince her to do it willingly. Whole lotta whining going on. Not a pretty sight.

  23. dawson
    11:14 am on June 12th, 2013

    bEARsPIRITdOG: I think I tried the beer shampoo once, but mostly I was too busy drinking the stuff.

    Bring back Beppe!
    Bring back Beppe!
    Bring back Beppe!

    It’s not that those other two dogs aren’t good looking but Beppe! won the draw fair and square and deserves to be in the place of honor.

  24. Tupper and Gilly
    11:18 am on June 12th, 2013

    OH NO! Mama’s car will be gorgeous, but it needs a “ball joint” in order to pass inspection. We are hoping that ball joints are like baby chicks – cheep, cheep, cheep.

    In the words of the late great Gilda Radnor – “It’s always something.”

  25. Barb & Maggie
    11:21 am on June 12th, 2013

    Barb says she didn’t shampoo with beer, but used it as a rinse afterwards. Beer had to be stale. She says she thinks it made her hair sticky.

    Has anyone tried Blue Moon (to drink, not pour over your hair)? Barb had one at a restaurant, served with a slice of orange. It was $5.00 for one glass. She just bought a 12 pack for $15.00, which is $1.25 each. Must have been the orange that made it so expensive!

  26. BearSpiritDog
    11:28 am on June 12th, 2013

    Barb&Magpie: The conundrum of Our Garages filled with someone else’s “treasures”. Thank Dog you are able to park your car in it before the storm hits.
    Nana’s friend in NE came out of the Low Store a while back to find her New Car had been pelted with Hail. So many storms this year!
    Blue Moon Beer. Tried once or twice. Not bad.

    Rio, Siber-H and Wookie’s Dad: What was the final score on last night’s game?

    Tupper&Gilly: Ball joints. We think the parts are not expensive, but the labor (as per usual) doesn’t come cheeep.
    Silly Gilly at the top!

  27. Herd of Hounds
    11:33 am on June 12th, 2013

    Mom never used beer on her hair. Lemon, yes. No iron, as her hair is as straight as mop string. Knew a guy once who put egg white on hair much like dippity-doooo 🙁 Mom ironed and dusted “because I said so young lady” which would be followed by a spanking if any more lip happened. Ah, the good old days!

  28. Siber-H
    11:46 am on June 12th, 2013

    Bear, The final score was Rockies 8, Nats 3.

    I’m with Dawson on the bring back Beppe. He won it fair and square.

    Good Morning All

  29. BearSpiritDog
    11:46 am on June 12th, 2013

    Hounds: When the Wrinkle-Free materials were first introduced on the clothing scene, I call tell you, there was much rejoicing in these parts. No-More-Ironing. What a concept!
    Something tells me Nana would have liked ironing better if she had been any good at it…which she wasn’t…no matter how hard she tried. The men in the family put her to shame in that department. Sewing too. More Fun being a Tomboy.

  30. Macy
    11:49 am on June 12th, 2013

    No amount of lemon juice, Sun-In, Summer Blonde, etc could ever make mom’s hair anything but its regular blah brown. Also, no amount of baby oil could coax anything but sunburn from the pasty skin. Tall, awkward, blah hair, pasty skin, sounds like a real stunner, eh. Then add on a raging case of “the spots” around age 11, it is a wonder she ever found a man at all. She actually had a customer at Safeway tell her one time that she wouldn’t be bad looking if her skin wasn’t so awful. From out of the blue, he said this. Nothing like taking a fragile self-esteem and grinding it into the dust. I think I will go give her a dainty lick.

  31. Barb & Maggie
    11:56 am on June 12th, 2013

    Macy, what possesses people to say such awful things. A pox on him!

    In all fairness to Jessica, she asked if she could have a garage sale here, because there is much more traffic going thru this subdivision than out at their place. Barb said yes. The garage sale was supposed to have happened already, but has been put off due to schedules and bad weather. Hopefully next weekend.

    Now off for some quick errands before all he** breaks loose.

  32. Masquers
    12:06 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Siber: We watched the replays. Good game for Colorado!
    Too bad the actual games are not televised here.
    Min-Pin: That man was just mean, mean, mean!

  33. Macy
    12:14 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Barb, better look through the goodies and see if there is something for the Mercantile. One girl’s junk…

  34. Macy
    12:22 pm on June 12th, 2013


    Found this on Beekman Boys site. Goat pie anyone?

  35. Herd of Hounds
    12:23 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Macy, mom’s best friend’s friend’s mother (confusing) once said she was a “pukey looking little creature”. Hurt mom’s feelings as she rarely puked!

    And garages, our bro (2 leg) even has a piano in mom’s.

  36. Rose
    12:25 pm on June 12th, 2013

    B&M, Means I’ll have to move The Storyteller up a slot on the to be read list.

    Go Rockies! Siber-H, do you know what their standing is in their division?

    RIO! I hope you are okay with all these fires.

  37. Rose
    12:26 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Grizz says I have dumpling knees.

  38. Herd of Hounds
    12:30 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Rose, that is so cute! Mmom says she has piano legs but we looked and both pianos have all their legs. She is proud that she doesn’t have kankles?

  39. Masquers
    12:33 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Rose: We too are concerned about our pal Riö.
    HOH & Macy: I’ll bet youse are like the story of the ducklings who grew up to be a beautiful swans.
    (there is no accounting for the stupidity of some 2-leggeds)

  40. Herd of Hounds
    12:34 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Oh, and she doesn’t have calves, she has cows (story for another time). Mom needs to nap. After shopping she took a pink giraffe pill…its woooorking. 🙂

  41. Macy
    12:34 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Everyone should rush to the Beekman 1802 website for all their gift giving needs. They have a swadling cotton blanket for only $96! I am pretty sure our babies entire set-up did not cost $96, as most of it was hand-me-downs and pass-alongs. If any of you have a spare $96 for a baby blanket, send it to me, and I will get it for you. 😉

  42. Siber-H
    12:38 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Rose, the Rockies are right now second in the West division. They are doing so much better than last year.

    I would try goat pie. Mom would not.

  43. BearSpiritDog
    12:39 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Goat Pie! Gah. Worse than Moose Stew.

  44. Herd of Hounds
    12:39 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Macy, how nice…We prefer to give cotton diaper subscriptions. Eco- friendly, bottom- friendly!

  45. BearSpiritDog
    12:44 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Hounds: How does that work…Someone Does the Washing for you too?

  46. Siber-H
    12:48 pm on June 12th, 2013

    You guys, Rio is not in danger from actual wildfires…just like I am not. He may be getting smoke from them, though. I can’t begin to describe how horrible the smoke conditions from these fires can get…”gasp” is an understatement.
    In the past, mom has given thought to putting a gas mask on me before we go to the dog park. I told her, “I don’t think so”.

  47. BearSpiritDog
    12:51 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Finn-Dog: Where are you?
    And, Jasper, We haven’t heard from you in Ages. Good thing your mom is on facebookie so we know you are doing okay.
    Kirby: You too. Stop by to say Howdy once in a while. Hope you are in Lurking-Mode.

    Siber-H: Thank you for the Update on the Fires as far as you and Rio are concerned. Too bad about the poor air quality.

  48. Herd of Hounds
    12:52 pm on June 12th, 2013

    BSD: Yes, washed and either delivered to doooor or for cheaper you can choose a pick up locale. Weekly deliveries, 1 mo. to 1yr. gifts. Neat. Like the old Tidy Didee. Here in Chattanooga run by 2 guys who remembered their moms talking about it.

  49. Herd of Hounds
    12:53 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Now giraffes & mom will nap.

  50. Macy
    1:00 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Dad was determined with our girl Niki to use cloth diapers until the first day he spent alone with her never happy digestive tract. Mom came home to a giant box of Pampers, “just till her tummy straightens out”. It never did. We wish we had known more about food allergies then. Now she is a Vegan and her tummy stays mostly happy.

    Turns out that it was not a “goat pie” pan, but a “goat” pie pan. Hey, it looks the same to me.

  51. O'Howlers
    1:01 pm on June 12th, 2013


  52. Wookie's Dad
    1:28 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Just to set the record straight on a couple of items. First, I am the one who does most of the ironing in our household — primarily napkins and pillowcases, but the occasional shirt gets done as well. And I have never worn pantyhose or shaved my legs, nor do I intend to start at any future time. There is the related issue, however, that most married men who use a straight razor (as opposed to electric) encounter, which is when their wives use the husband’s razor to shave their legs or underarms. Let’s just say that can lead to unpleasantness of the highest order.

  53. BearSpiritDog
    1:29 pm on June 12th, 2013

    O’Howlers: Heh. THAT should get someone’s attention.

  54. Melanie
    1:29 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Macy, I will stop looking for the eyeballs in the pie npw. Wasn’t it eyeballs in the moose soup?
    Also, I have a Port Wine Stain birthmark on the side of my face and neck. Small children are very nice when asking about it. I treat them with respect. Doctors at parties and off the street will actually try to touch me! What’s up with that? I am rude to them. Two 13 year olds, knowing I could hear them, started making rude remarks about how I got it. Dog, were they stunned when I turned around gave a five minute lecture about birthmarks. I was in teacher mode. At the end I asked, “Now, don’t you feel better for knowing the truth?” The pair said, “Yes, Ma’am.”

    I just wish I could have done that while growing up.

  55. dawson
    1:32 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Oh no!
    HOH: I think I have your moms kankles. Now, what exactly are they?

  56. Herd of Hounds
    1:37 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Dawson, you do not have BIG, fat ankles.

  57. Melanie
    1:37 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Wöökie’s Dad, very glad to here of your future plans. snicker

    I was pulling dock by the river this morning. Most of the dock came up with the tap root. Some dock remains. With the over 6 inches of rain, I was NOT getting close to the 25 foot cliff to the river.

    The lettuce seems hopeful. The strawberries are happy. The tomatoes? Not so much. Had to trim them and if it rains again I am putting tents over them.

    Sunny in the valleys. Cold, damp, and windy here in the hills.

  58. Masquers
    1:37 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Wookie’s Dad: The last time we looked Mom’s ironing board was set up in a back bedroom with folded laundry atop. The iron is MIA.
    CHobbit: There is a Snow Sadie up top. Is she your Sadie Bear?
    Melanie: Do not mess with a teacher! snicker.

  59. Barb & Maggie
    1:46 pm on June 12th, 2013

    The Beekman Boys raise goats for their milk, so would be very surprised if they ate one. Goats are either meat breeds or dairy breeds. I think theirs all have names. Their goat’s milk soap is supposed to be really nice.

    As far as the garage sale items in our garage, they seem to be mostly little kid’s toys and clothing. Nothing that we have seen so far to put on the auction.

    Now they are saying the bad weather will hold off til late afternoon, so going to go outside for a few minutes.

  60. Barb & Maggie
    1:50 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Melanie, What do you that you trimmed your tomatoes?

  61. BearSpiritDog
    2:11 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Speaking of Tomatoes, our 2 little plants are looking okay, but now that we are going away…..Maybe our neighbor will agree to their care…the Strawberry Plant too.

    The Lawncare Guy has already been paid in advance. Now as long as he doesn’t cash all the checks at once and skip town it will all be good.

    Funny how Many Little Details there are to attend to when one is leaving home for an extended period.

    We won’t be able to post as much, but that’s probably no big loss what with the Rambling On Someone here is prone to do. Heh.

  62. dawson
    2:19 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Moose Stew!
    Is getting a bad rap. It is delicious. It is only when you add the word “head” in between the moose and the stew that it becomes inedible.
    HOH: You are right. I do not have BIG fat ankles, I have small fat ankles.
    So I have learned about kankles and Beekman Boys. And that life is not fair. (Beppe!) Oh, I already knew that last one.

  63. Tupper and Gilly
    2:22 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Wookie’s Dad – whew. Now we know that when Mama and Melanie meet you in October, they can look for a man who is NOT wearing panty hose.
    We are spending the day getting ready for a show this weekend. It is at Copley Square in the heart of Boston. Copley is right in the center of the tourist district. It is also the finish line of the Boston Marathon. As a matter of fact, the memorial of flowers is right next to Mama’s booth space.
    The Storyteller was not planning g to be at the show – it will be kind of a hard day. But the producer just emailed and asked if he would do a prayer before the start of the entertainment as a tribute to the runners.
    So now the Storyteller is very torn. Wants to do what he can, but not sure what he can do.

  64. dawson
    2:26 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Wookie’s Dad: I am relieved to hear that you don’t shave your legs or share your razor. Now…about those pillowcases. Do you do that for fun? Or what. And about the pantyhose…I’d actually like to see that! Heh, heh, heh.

  65. Belle Starr
    2:31 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Below is my plan for Operation I-Want-a-Kitty-or-I’m-Pretty-Sure-I’m-going-to-be-in-a-Bad-Mood. It is closely based on a method utilized by my two-legged on occasion. I would like to have this complete before my Two-legged gets home tonight.

    Step 1- Bring my kitty home without anyone noticing

    Step 2- Get attached to the extent hearts will be broken if you’re separated from one another.

    Step 3- Get found out.

    Step 4- Point out step 2.

    Step 5- Stand your ground.

    Wolfie: Can my kitty be here by this evening? If you want to send me both, I’m sure that will be fine.

  66. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:57 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Bellie!…After reading your post one thought came to mind…snort!… “Kats Head Stew”….burp!

  67. BearSpiritDog
    2:57 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Tupper&Gilly: Can the Royal Mum do the Storyteller’s Prayer so he doesn’t have to be there physically only in spirit. We don’t want him to over-extend himself when he is making such Great Progress.

    My Dear Belle: You are one Determined Puppy!

  68. Melanie
    3:04 pm on June 12th, 2013

    I am seeing Storyteller on a zero gravity lawnchair. He is under a purple sparkly unbrella, drinking iced tea. He gracious nods to tourists as Belle Star plays with two kittens near his chair.

  69. BearSpiritDog
    3:09 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Melanie: A lovely picture. You had us Believing Every Word…until…the last part of the last sentence.

  70. Belle Starr
    3:21 pm on June 12th, 2013

    BSD: Do you see any wholes in mg plan. Be honest. I want to make sure this goes off without a hitch. My Two-legged has set the bar very high when implementing this method.

  71. Gus & BooBear
    3:25 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Wookie’s Dad, guess you aren’t up on the trend of the young ones to manscape. Dad says no way, no how!!

    We thought the visual that Rebecca posted about the moosehead stew had something to do with whiskers floating????

  72. O'Howlers
    3:27 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Bellie, not all kitties are like our Buddy. He was a kitty who lived to be a husky or 4’s Best Friend. Then there is T.C. Be very careful.

  73. Belle Starr
    3:28 pm on June 12th, 2013

    G&BB: Right you are! She said she made it through the nose, the tongue and other ingredients, but called the meal on account of whiskers. Funny, my whiskers have never made here queasy. She says they are pretty. Not like Garcia’s whiskers that curl on one side and are straight on the other.

  74. Belle Starr
    3:30 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Move every step down one and revise Step 1 to read: Verify if the kitty is a Buddy or a T.C.

  75. BearSpiritDog
    3:35 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Belle: Your Method seems Fool-Proof, but the End Results are Unknown due to the If Factor.
    What IF this is not a Canine Friendly Feline?
    Then what? Hmmm. Personally, I would heed the O’Howler’s Advice.

  76. BearSpiritDog
    3:38 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Belle: What are you saying? You want a Kitty With a Money Back Guarantee? I can picture the Fur Flying in the interim.

  77. T.C.
    3:41 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Buddy was not a real kittie. ‘Nuff said. Hrmph.

  78. Macy
    3:42 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Oh Belle Star, I fear you are never to have a kitty of your own. Sorry, someone had to tell you. They just let you get your hopes up and then get you on some technical point, like, the US postal service won’t mail kats, or UPS won’t feed them enroute, or Fed-ex won’t let them travel with their litter boxes. They always find some fine print to keep you from your hearts desire. Now, since your two legged is in the lower 48, couldn’t she just swing by California and pick them up for you? It can’t be that far. Then she could collect a “Wolfie Stamp” on her passport, a win-win.

    Oops, mom says I should keep my rather long snout out of other dogs’ business before I get someone in trouble. I was just trying to help, sniff.

  79. Masquers
    3:46 pm on June 12th, 2013

    I myself am a dawg loving kat and there are some (not mentioning any names) who have mistaken me for a member of the nation within when the S-Team first got together.

    Until Bebbe is back in his rightful place of honor as FOTM, we can picture the duo up top exclaiming: Bebbe!

  80. Masquers
    3:47 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Why can’t the Blog Master get this fixed? sniff.

  81. Rose
    3:54 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Belle Starr, Would it help if I put in a good word for you with your two-legged?

  82. Rose
    3:57 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Hey youse guys, look to the right! It is the cover of the Iggy Chronicles!!!

  83. Rose
    3:59 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Belle Starr, Tell your two-legged that I will come to your house and help you take care of your new kitty. I will also be the Giant’s handler and stay forever in my little cabin in the woods.

  84. c.hobbit
    4:00 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Belle Starr: kitties lack waggy tails, big, soulful brown eyes and eyebrows. With those ingredients, humans hearts are softened. You are doomed to be cat free

  85. B. Stover
    4:08 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Iggy looks like Sam.

  86. Barb & Maggie
    4:23 pm on June 12th, 2013

    BS, How long are you going to be gone on your trip?

    Big huge storm still has not appeared. It is still bright and sunny. Now they are saying 4:00. Ummm, we’ll see.

  87. Melanie
    4:24 pm on June 12th, 2013

    And, Chet still has one white ear!

  88. Masquers
    4:26 pm on June 12th, 2013

    B: Yes, yes he does. Imposter Sam, as Riö would say.
    Not quite the picture I had in mind.

    Rose: Love the cover of The Iggy Chronicles Volume I!
    What does Grizz say to your plan? Is he ready to pack-up and hit the trail headed north?

  89. Belle Starr
    4:27 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Macy: Well, poop. If what you say is true, I may not ever get a kitty. What do you think the odds are for a baby elephant of my very own.

    Katdog Masquers: It was me, wasn’t it?

  90. Melanie
    4:32 pm on June 12th, 2013

    News to Know!

    I have been working on pictures for the Boutique.
    All I can say is WOW!
    I wish I didn’t have to help with YSAS’s teeth, I would buy good supply of Birthday Gifts!

  91. Belle Starr
    4:34 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Wose: I will leave the light on for you.

  92. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:38 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Iggy!…He looks like someone I used to know…sniff!

  93. BearSpiritDog
    4:38 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Hurray for Chet’s White Ear!

    Barb&Magpie: Six weeks! House-sitting 10 days for #1 son while they are on an Alaskan Cruise. Then doing the same for a family member traveling to Hawaii until the end of July.
    Whoops, There Goes the Summer!
    Looks like Someone Here Will Have to break down and Buy an iPaw.

  94. Melanie
    4:40 pm on June 12th, 2013

    They are cute, Belle Starr.

  95. Herd of Hounds
    4:40 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Melanie is teasing us with the Boutique comments. The herd wins, I surrender. They will get grilled hot dogs with their din-din. We with 2 legs are having grilled burgers (mom a griller), homemade tater salad, b-b-q beans and greens with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Sounds gooood for a 90* afternoon. Belle, get a stuffed kitty, no food, no litter box, lots of love, no claws.

  96. Masquers
    4:45 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Belle: I fondly remember the moniker, KatDog.
    HOH has the purrfect solution. You can always get the litter box just for show.

  97. Melanie
    4:56 pm on June 12th, 2013

    No wait! Belle Starr, this baby animal comes with it’s own teddy!

  98. Macy
    5:10 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Belle Starr, I would say the odds of you getting a baby elephant are exactly the same as for getting a kitty, and that is all I am going to say about THAT. (but the one with the soccer ball is quite cute. However, I am sure you don’t want to be in charge of THAT litter box)

  99. Belle Starr
    5:38 pm on June 12th, 2013

    The second half of my plan includes my Two-legged cleaning up after my kitty or baby elephant.

  100. Barb & Maggie
    5:43 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Melanie, We still want to know how you are trimming your tomatoes.

    Storm is coming, lots of thunder boomers going on. Barb is going to go sit in the garage and watch it come in. Not me, I think I’ll stay in this nice little corner of the den for awhile. BBL

  101. Tupper and Gilly
    5:48 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Belle Starr – well, we will say this for you. You are an optimist.

    Mama’s little Dragonfly car is home. It is sparkly and beautiful because they polished it up real good when they knew they had to hit her with the ball joint bill….gulp….

    But, but, but, WHERE are our nose paintings on the back windows? Those were valuable pieces of original art!

  102. Belle Starr
    5:53 pm on June 12th, 2013

    That’s two outlooks not so good from Macy on my plan. What if I got a Wose of my very own?

  103. Princess Sam
    5:54 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Iggy looks like me! Just like now with my ears so short.

  104. Tupper and Gilly
    5:59 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Sammie – is THAT why Jacqueline did that to you – were you posing for the Iggy photo?

    Today, cover art, tomorrow, starring role as Princess.

  105. Masquers
    6:00 pm on June 12th, 2013

    T&G: Very sad. Those detailers took that little piece of you, you, you and wiped it away never once suspecting the value of it. sniff.
    Can you create the masterpiece again?

  106. T.C.
    6:02 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Hobbit, I thought I posted this earlier, but I don’t see it.
    I have a long, proud stand-up tail.
    I have big, bright, green, intelligent eyes.
    I purr.

  107. Melanie
    6:10 pm on June 12th, 2013

    My hamburger was yummy.

    Barb and MagPie, i just took off the sick leaves off just before the stalk. Healthy leaf buds are coming in there.

  108. Macy
    6:12 pm on June 12th, 2013

    And? So?

  109. Macy
    6:12 pm on June 12th, 2013

    And? So? (to TC)

  110. Belle Starr
    6:13 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Iggy on the cover! Now, I want an Iggy of my very own.

    My Two-legged was able to see her brother today on her way to the airport. That made her very happy. Now, she is waiting to board to come home to me, me, me!

  111. Tupper and Gilly
    6:13 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Masquers – we are busy plotting…um…planning out our next creations. We will make them bigger and better than before!

    Ok, this is sure to get us snorted at by Rio – but could someone please remind us of the date that the actual Mercantile will open?

  112. Mollypop's Mom
    6:21 pm on June 12th, 2013

    I had a beautiful day at the pool, sandwiched between days of rain and then MagPie’s rain tomorrow. I finished the book Wookie’s Dad recommended, A Place of Execution. Excellent.

    I had started that book when TV was announcing Under the Dome series starting June 24th. I had that book and wanted to read it before the series starts. 700 pages, good book by Stephen King.

    I made good use of the sunshine, swimming and lying under an umbrella at the pool and finishing A Place of Execution.

  113. Belle Starr
    6:24 pm on June 12th, 2013

    T&G: (whispering). It starts on the 15th.

  114. Barb & Maggie
    6:31 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Sammy, Chet says Iggy wags his stumpy little tail. You don’t have a stumpy tail. You have a full tail that curves over your back sometimes, right? Iggy is not a beautiful little Maltese. He is a scruffy Parsons Terrier, ands that is that!

  115. Masquers
    6:37 pm on June 12th, 2013

    MollysMom: We read that the TV mini series will have a different ending, which has been okayed by SK. 700 pages! That’s a long one, but he’s a favorite around here. Probably best to read on Kindle though…too big to hold.
    Mom told me about a review she read once. Apparently the reviewer hated the book he had just read. He said was so disgusted with it he would have thrown it across the room if only he could have lifted it to do so.

  116. dawson
    6:42 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Barb&Maggie: We had your storm today. It was dark until afternoon with lots of pounding rain & thunder. Then the sun came out to smile, winked at us and disappeared again. Now back to grey.

  117. T.C.
    6:57 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Macy, Hobbit alluded to dogs being more desirable than kitties because kitties lack waggy tails, big, soulful brown eyes and eyebrows. I thought I would point out my magnificent tail and eyes, with the added benefit of my quiet, soothing purr.
    Just sayin’.

  118. Herd of Hounds
    7:07 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Did summer cookout here. 2 leggers loved burgers & tater salad, 4 leggers loved weiners & leftovers! Sun out, temp UP!
    Darah loves the fish pond!

  119. Tupper and Gilly
    7:16 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Belle Starr – the Mercantile opens on the 15th???? Oh no – we will never be ready by then. That is only 3 days from now, and we are getting ready for a show. Oh nooooooo!

  120. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:17 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Storm!…Oh what we would give here for a big ole rain storm without the thunder…sniff!sniff!

  121. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:19 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Boutique!…It opens the day of Melanie’s niece’s wedding…snort!…It will continue till the shelves are bare and dusty. So just because you cannot get your Item on the shelves for the Grand Opening does not mean you give up!…snort!…Just send all required documents and photos to Snowhook as you can. The longer we keep the Store Open the better…wheeze!

  122. Wose
    7:21 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Masquers, Grizzly isn’t as grizzly as everyone thinks. He says it is too cold in Alaska for his delicate little self. Not me! I just have to get some bunny shoes and a much warmer coat, my Stormy Kromer is ready to go, and so I am!!!

    I will be your Wose forever , Belle Starr! I will work for free, as long as I can give you tummies. I will just have to Skype Grizz.

  123. Wose
    7:25 pm on June 12th, 2013

    My last comment is being moderated because I said the dreaded ‘S’ word. For heaven’s sake!

  124. Herd of Hounds
    7:43 pm on June 12th, 2013

    The Dreaded “S” word (shut?)

  125. BearSpiritDog
    7:45 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Wose: Those darn Moderations rarely are approved.
    The other day we were attempting to Upload a Photo. It said repeatedly “Thank You for Your Comment”, but nothing ever happened…not even a blank post…even though the photo showed as being uploaded.

    Golinka: Good Luck for a Really Big Shew in Boston town.

  126. Herd of Hounds
    7:45 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Shot, smut, swift, sat, shot, scat, scared, shit shad, short???

  127. Wose
    7:46 pm on June 12th, 2013

    HOH, You are making me laugh! You know the one….really big shew!

  128. Macy
    7:48 pm on June 12th, 2013

    TC, point taken. Last night dad said Belle was a nice heating pad, but he wished that she could vibrate. Mom said if she did she would be a Kat.

    Melanie, here is your weekly geek pic, courtesy of our girl Niki.

    Not sure where she is but that is an authentic Nasa control board. When she was younger, she called herself Niki Nasa.

  129. Herd of Hounds
    7:48 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Well, heavens to Betsy, why don’t we just shay sew?

  130. Wose
    7:49 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Bear, I think it is rather funny some of the words or comments that are moderated, considering the majority of us are adults.

    Royal Mum, Wishing you a wonderful show!

  131. BearSpiritDog
    7:51 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Macy: Great photo of Nasa Niki!

  132. BearSpiritDog
    7:52 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Show, Shoes, Gambling.

  133. BearSpiritDog
    7:53 pm on June 12th, 2013

    She went to a Show wearing Red Shoes.

  134. BearSpiritDog
    7:53 pm on June 12th, 2013


  135. Macy
    7:56 pm on June 12th, 2013
  136. Herd of Hounds
    8:05 pm on June 12th, 2013

    o.k. some times ya gotta just say…
    Beppe, Beppe, Beppe, Beppe, Beppe (have we made our point?)

  137. Tupper and Gilly
    8:07 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Macy – ewwww. There was another recent one of these. If didn’t live long.

    Hey – the national news was just on. They were covering the senate hearings about Snowdon’s leaks to the press, and the NSA’s lack of oversight etc. While the hearings were going on, a certain famous and ground breaking reporter by the name of ROSIE GRAY was tweeting about the events. One of the women on the senate panel took exception to what Rosie said, and responded to her tweet on the air, mentioning Rosie by full name. Now THAT’S how a reporter gets famous.
    Good for you Rosie. You go get ’em, girl!
    (but, why was a panelist reading tweets during the hearings anyway? )

  138. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:28 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Rosie!…Gray!…Yea! snort!

  139. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:29 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Wait!…Is she for or against the NSA’s shocking behavior? …sniff!

  140. Masquers
    8:30 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Macy: I wonder…does Duecy eat for one or two?

    T&G: Even Warren Buffet is in on the action. His 3rd tweet ever welcomed Hilary Clinton to the world of Twitter with a cryptic #45 in the message.

  141. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:31 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Hey!….The Rockies get to beat up on the Washington Nationals again tonight…snort!…Otherwise known as Wookie’s Team…chuffle!

  142. Masquers
    8:36 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Riö: Three in a row, ay.

    Mom has tons of stuff to do. Instead she prefers sitting here talking to you. Heh.

  143. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:41 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Smokey!…Over Coors Field they say…sniff!sniff!…The Nats are getting even less air than they bargained for…wheeze!

  144. Wookie's Dad
    8:44 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Rosie had tweeted that it appeared that Senator Barb (Barbara Mikulski from here in Maryland) was trying to keep another Senator from asking too many questions about data mining, an observation that the good Senator seemed to take issue with.

  145. Tupper and Gilly
    8:44 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Mama says that there will be a short prayer at Plunderer Standard Time tonight. We hope you will be able to join us.

  146. Wookie's Dad
    8:46 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Rio. Bring on those Rockies! It can’t be any worse than last night.

  147. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:50 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Wookie’s Paw!…Are you watching the game?…sniff!…Do you see how smoky it is….gasp!…It has not quite made it to our neck of the woods from the South. I think there is a fire in the mountains up north so we will be engulfed one day if they cannot contain…wheeze!wuffle!cough!

  148. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:55 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Wookie-P!…Did you just see what I saw?….snort!…Your pitcher dived for the ball that the first baseman should have gotten and then botched it and the poor first base guy gets the error…wheeze!…Nice start for us!…Wooooo!

  149. Tupper and Gilly
    9:00 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Creator, we thank you for this beautiful day. It has been a day of laughter and camaraderie amongst this family. Although we are far from each other on this earth, we are close to each other with our feelings; we are attached to each other by our hearts.
    Creator, tonight this earth will experience the awesome power of nature. Tonight, many people will be in danger all across the country. We ask that you hold a sheltering hand over this earth, and keep tragedy from all of your children.
    Tonight, we are especially aware of the storms that will cross the home area of Barb and Maggie. We lift our prayers to you, and ask you to keep them from harm. Please let the wind, hail and rain pass them by, and leave them in peace.
    Tonight, we watch the fearsome fires spreading across the west and edging closer to our friend Shelley and her family. We ask you to let the winds fueling the fires die down, let the smoke and ash that threaten our friend be carried aloft. Please watch over these beloved friends and keep them safe. We ask you to protect the fire fighters in their efforts; give them the strength to stop the flames, and limit the destruction of the fires.
    Tonight, we ask you to watch over all of our family who will be in the path of the storm tomorrow and the next day. Although winds will roar, and much rain will come to nourish the deepest heart of the earth, please be a shield that keeps all of our family safe.
    Creator, tonight we ask you to watch over McKey; protect him from pain and ill effects after his surgery. Guide the doctor’s hand so that the procedure is over quickly and successfully. We also ask you to be with the tiny soul of Jace – let him be delivered healthy and let his birth be the turning point to the troubled lives of his parents. We ask you to open the eyes of employers to see the wisdom and experience Rick can offer, and we ask you to make the days of Nancy and Jenni’s father peaceful and comfortable. Please be with all our family and guide us all in the efforts of our days.
    Creator, we thank you for this beautiful day. It has been a day of laughter and camaraderie amongst this family. Although we are far from each over on this earth, our hearts are all gathered together; our love binds us and gives us strength.

  150. Macy
    9:06 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Amen and Rick says thanks.

  151. BearSpiritDog
    9:08 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Thank you, Amalia. Bless you for knowing what is in our Hearts and what we need to Hear.

  152. Barb & Maggie
    9:09 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Amen, and thank you again Amalia.

  153. Herd of Hounds
    9:10 pm on June 12th, 2013


  154. O'Howlers
    9:21 pm on June 12th, 2013


  155. SnowBella
    9:34 pm on June 12th, 2013


  156. BearSpiritDog
    9:38 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Good Night, Friends.

  157. Melanie
    9:39 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Sniff . . Thanks and Amen.

    Before that beautiful prayer there was a picture of Niki NASA.
    I want one of those control panels! A young woman who reminds me of me.

    Wöökie’s Dad, when talking to Zoë about the apparel you do not want to wear, she said to remind you that Joe Namath made a lot of money showing off his legs in those things!

    I am saying good night. “Good Night.”

    And good day to our mates in Oz.

  158. Masquers
    9:40 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Stay safe everyone.

  159. O'Howlers
    9:45 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Mom just finished riding her Annie. The thought occurred to us: perhaps Bellie needs a horsey of her own. They are so much more practical than kitties or elephants.
    Good night all.

  160. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:48 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Bellie!…She needs a Black Bible reading Pug…grunt!…That’s what she needs…heh!

  161. Belle Starr
    9:49 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Howlers: Yes! I need a horse of my very own, too. I wonder how much it is to upgrade to the unicorn model.

  162. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:50 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Comma!…Between Black and Bible is what I forgot…sniff!

    Nats!…Have the first run of the night so far…grunt!….Just in time for our first and only walk of the evening…wheeze!

  163. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:51 pm on June 12th, 2013


  164. Tupper and Gilly
    9:51 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Belle Starr – standard or the upgraded Pink Sparkly Rhinestone model?

  165. Belle Starr
    9:54 pm on June 12th, 2013

    T&G: Both! My Two-legged isn’t home, yet. I’m going for Ark, baby!

  166. bluecat
    10:01 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Amen. Thank you, Amalia.
    ‘Night all.

  167. Tupper and Gilly
    10:09 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Belle Starr – what? No koala bears? No panda bears? No capuchin monkeys?

  168. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Ark!…Going for Ark??…gah! [head-slap! again]…groan!

  169. Beau - The Black Pug
    10:30 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Sneeze!…What’s this? Talk about Noah’s Ark?….sneeze!grunt!

  170. Beau - The Black Pug
    10:31 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Sneeze!…My twinkies have come home to roost…snorkel!sneeze!

  171. Beau - The Black Pug
    10:34 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Sniff!…And I don’t mean dos Minnesota Twinkies either…guffle!sneeze!

  172. dawson
    10:40 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Amen and thank you for that prayer.

    It’s been hard keeping up with everything on the blog what with Beppe being blocked, Rosie Gray getting prime time mention (Go Rosie!), the Musher’s Mercantile getting ready to open (get ready to shop!), and, by the way, the first game of the Stanley Cup playoffs is happening.

    G’day Liz and Cricket and good night to the rest of you.

  173. Riö - The Evil .Pug
    10:43 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Dawson!…You didn’t mention me!…sniff!…I can not recall what amazing thing I have done lately, but you did not mention it and this disturbs me…grunt!

  174. dawson
    10:46 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Oh, one (or more) more thing(s).
    Safe travels to Snowbella.

    Belle Starr: You never know, she might bring you home a kitty (or a baby elephant) in her carry on luggage.

    Wookie’s Dad: One word…Baryshnikov!

  175. Macy
    11:04 pm on June 12th, 2013

    A zoo south of here recently had twin giraffes born. They are the only ones in the US. Perhaps they could spare one for Belle Starr.

    Melanie, Niki Nasa prides herself on being a Geek Girl.

  176. TMG
    11:05 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Dear Beppe,
    Heh, heh, heh.
    The Marauding Goats

  177. Macy
    11:08 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Oh, and Belle Starr, last week Grandma got an iPad and mom took her to get a cover. Jokingly, mom said “I guess you want the pink sparkly one?” And of course, she did. She says it is because she can see it better, but we know that some girls never outgrow the need for pink sparkly things, especially since she probably never had any growing up.

    Mom has to hit the sack so she can get on the road early tomorrow. She is planning on photographing a couple of cemeteries on the way to Austin, one of which contains only her grandmother’s first three children.

    Nutter butters, mom will check in from Austin I guess.

  178. Riö - The Evil .Pug
    11:09 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Geek!…Girls make someone here proud…snort!

  179. dawson
    11:14 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Oh yeah,
    And Rio too! He’s always amazing. It is sometimes not mentioned because we all know it is more or less understood to be so.

  180. Riö - The Evil .Pug
    11:17 pm on June 12th, 2013


    Rockies!…Are losing to Wookie’ Team…grunt!…The score is 4 ta 1…FOREVER!…sniff!

  181. Riö - The Evil .Pug
    11:18 pm on June 12th, 2013

    WAIT!…What!?….sniff!…Did I just hear it was 7 ta 1 Nats?…gah!gah! and gah!…I must be dreamin’

  182. Riö - The Evil .Pug
    11:22 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Score!…wheeze!whew!…Is still 4 ta 1…gasp!..I must have heard the announcer wrong before the commercial break…sniff!

  183. Riö - The Evil .Pug
    11:28 pm on June 12th, 2013

    Grump!…Well someone here has a very important meeting, well maybe a semi-important meeting, you could even say a pointless meeting with her new boss tomorrow morning …wheeze!…So we are going to go up to our warm soft beds and listen to the end of the game there…grunt!

  184. Macy
    11:57 pm on June 12th, 2013

    BTW, we wanted extra points for “by the pricking of my thumb” quote finishing, but we did not see any added to our total.

    nite nite, for reals

  185. O'Howlers
    12:04 am on June 13th, 2013

    Baryshnikov! Did we hear someone say Baryshnikov? Mom loves (loved?) him.

  186. Staff
    12:28 am on June 13th, 2013

    Mr.Staff gave an friend a greeting card for his birthday. It said “Happy Birthday to a 40-somthing” on the front. Inside he wrote “It’s always something” I thought it was his own idea. Heh. Now I know better.

    Oh he also likes Blue Moon beer. He will even pay that high price of 1.25 for it. Usually he buys beer in a 24 pack for 16.00. He is a cheap date.


    Thank you Amalia and Leonard. You are amazing and clairvoyant and wonderful.

    Good night Dawson…G’day Liz

  187. Wose
    6:10 am on June 13th, 2013

    Thank you Royals for your prayer. Your insight is always spot on, and so comforting.


    Please, everyone take good care, and stay safe!

    RIO! You are just magnificent !

  188. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:20 am on June 13th, 2013

    Beautiful prayer, as always. Thank you.

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