No Post Today

We’re talking pretty paper pretty ribbons of blue – and something to put in them.



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153 Responses to “No Post Today”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    7:59 am on December 20th, 2013

    Good morning, everyone! We loved the BIG from the facebookie. Wish we were big like that! Frabjous Friday to all.

  2. O'Howlers
    8:35 am on December 20th, 2013

    Good morning, HOH and all. It feels like Spring here, as compared to previous days.
    What in the world is the blue paper and ribbons about? Oh…shopping and/or wrapping, huh?
    There are already some things in our stocking!!!

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:53 am on December 20th, 2013

    Song..something of blue…pretty paper, pretty ribbons and you.

  4. Wose
    9:06 am on December 20th, 2013


    All under the quilt, my love and good thoughts to you all.

    RIO! I am sorry that your friend got caught in that T@rget hassle. Sucks!

    Luna, I was a little misty eyed when you spoke of how the Giant and your Lady found you.

    Doing lots of laundry. BBL!

  5. Wose
    9:47 am on December 20th, 2013

    HOH, Youse are right. It is a song written by Willie Nelson. A lovely version by Roy Orbison on YouTube.

  6. B. Stover
    9:57 am on December 20th, 2013

    I knew that was from a song but don’t want to hear it or I’ll be humming it all day. (Spence leaves his holiday shopping about as late as I do.)

    Good morning all.

  7. Masquers
    10:11 am on December 20th, 2013

    Snow & NO Hot Water! Gah.
    How are we going to finish our shopping? (Not at T@rget!)

  8. Melanie
    10:12 am on December 20th, 2013

    Whew, that drive just wipes me out.
    Prayers are needed for Ros. Zoë had to rush to vet. Some sort of blockage.

    I’ll be on later to answer the questions from last night. Resting now.

    But this is an answer for Riö. NOT politically correct, but then it is Monty Python. Snicker.

  9. Masquers
    10:13 am on December 20th, 2013

    B: Too late…we are already humming it.

  10. BearSpiritDog
    10:15 am on December 20th, 2013

    Prayers and Loving Thoughts are on the way to Ros.

    I think the Snow is Beautiful.

  11. O'Howlers
    10:25 am on December 20th, 2013

    Ros! Praying and paws crossed here.
    How could we not know a Willie song? We here love Willie Nelson.

  12. Barb & Maggie
    10:32 am on December 20th, 2013

    Happy shopping and wrapping Spence.

    Best thoughts today for Zoe and Ros.

    We like snow, but today we are getting sloppy, freezing rain. Will make driving a mess.

    We liked Melanie’s answer to Rio’s question much better than ours. Very funny. Not politically correct? Maybe mildly so, but nothing like Phil Robertson’s interview for GQ. Bee, before you ask, he is the patriarch from Duck Dynasty.

  13. Herd of Hounds
    10:58 am on December 20th, 2013

    Now comes the burning question…does she know Duck Dynasty?

  14. Masquers
    11:03 am on December 20th, 2013

    Howlers: The only reason we know of this is because Staff mentioned a while back that Mr. Staff likes the show.
    Now we hear Sarah Palin is speaking out on behalf of the Duck Dynasty star.

  15. Siber-H
    11:03 am on December 20th, 2013

    Prayers for Ros. Please keep us posted, Melanie.

  16. O'Howlers
    11:03 am on December 20th, 2013

    Ummm, what is Duck Dynasty? Is it a restaurant where they let us hunt ducks?

  17. Masquers
    11:04 am on December 20th, 2013

    Sorry, HOH, that was you speaking.

  18. Masquers
    11:04 am on December 20th, 2013

    Obviously the Howlers are clueless……

  19. Herd of Hounds
    11:09 am on December 20th, 2013

    Really scary thing about D.D is that mom’s bro looks like the D.D. guys. In the 70″s he looked like Bowser on Sha Na Na. Is this an improvement? We think not.

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:12 am on December 20th, 2013

    Melanie!….snort!….It has been a long time since I saw that routine…chorkel!

  21. Melanie
    11:13 am on December 20th, 2013

    Heard from Zoë. Appears to be a mass in her abdomen. Doesn’t appear to cancer. A S p e c i a l I s t might be in tomorrow. If he is we will be taking her there.

    She is over eighty in Newf years. Too old for an extended operation. This would be hard on a young four legged.

    I had to tell YSAS. He is Ross’s co-owner.

  22. O'Howlers
    11:14 am on December 20th, 2013

    Masquers, This is not the first time we have been called that. Perhaps that is why we can never solve the C&bmysteries until the end. Now if only someone would give us clues…

  23. Herd of Hounds
    11:23 am on December 20th, 2013

    Ros is in our thoughts and pawrayers.

  24. Herd of Hounds
    11:25 am on December 20th, 2013

    OH: as soon as we find a large enough envelope, we’ll send y’all some clues and it would help if you SDD’ed us your snail mail number, please.

  25. Masquers
    11:40 am on December 20th, 2013

    Ongoing prayers for Ros.

  26. B. Stover
    11:49 am on December 20th, 2013

    My best thoughts going to Ros.

    Okay guys–I know about Duck Dynasty and the controversy.

  27. Wyatt
    11:52 am on December 20th, 2013

    Ros: I am a great pillow in training. I’d be honored to be your pillow under the Quilt.

  28. Wose
    11:57 am on December 20th, 2013

    My good thought and prayers go out to Ros.

  29. Barb & Maggie
    12:03 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Bee, We are impressed.

    Barb is heading out, but not venturing far. Driveway looks like a sheet of black ice. Just going to the wonderfluffer, who is right in town.

    Hope Ros will be OK. Is she able to eat?


  30. Wose
    12:04 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Like Chet’s post ->

  31. dawson
    12:29 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Spence and Admin: Don’t get tied up in paper and pretty ribbons.
    Melanie: Prayers for Ros and rest for you.
    Masquers: Hope you get hot water soon!

    Not so cold today – more snow to shovel.
    The man who lives in this house is sick. Coughing, sniffing, sneezing, moaning and groaning sick.

  32. Herd of Hounds
    12:33 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Dawson, sorry to hear about the man, but most of them don’t do sick well. We will put him in our pawsitive thoughts.

  33. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:47 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Dawson!…Maybe if he shoveled more snow he would be healthier…snort!

  34. Melanie
    1:07 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Thank you for all your support and prayers.
    A special thanks to Wyatt, pillow in training, Ros says she will meet you under the quilt.

    I love Flash Mobs for the most part.
    I think the Plunderers should have a Flash Mob at the Hobbitt House. I can picture it . . Kats singing, pugs with harmonicas, Kat with a sax, and every one howling in delight.

    Until then, catch this Flash Mob at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
    (I’ve been there many a times)

  35. Masquers
    1:37 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Melanie: Watching the Flash Mob is always a good mood changer.
    Sax in paw for the upcoming plunderer flash mob at the Hobbit’s house. (don’t worry CHobbit…I will not be yowling ^..^)

  36. Wose
    1:46 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Flash mob at the MFA was beautiful! Grizz and I have been there many times. We love it.

  37. Melanie
    2:10 pm on December 20th, 2013
  38. dawson
    2:10 pm on December 20th, 2013

    I missed Melanie’s post earlier but that is a classic! The man who lives in this house wears a hat and suspenders just like that guy. He doesn’t wear the women’s panties, bra or high heels as far as I know. Snort!
    Rio: Yes! I agree. But I refuse to get my women’s panties in a wad. Gah!
    It’s warmer today. Only minus 6 F with light snow falling.

  39. Tenzing
    2:17 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Blessed is the dog or kat that has earned the love of a Plunderer.

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:24 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Blessed!…Is the one who feeds a Pug…snorkel!

  41. Masquers
    2:24 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Dawson: Is all the sniffling and coughing by the man of the house a ploy to get out of shoveling snow?
    Melanie: Very true sentiments.
    Awww, Tenzing, Right back at you!

  42. Masquers
    2:25 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Riö: Is your friend home today?

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:32 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Maskers!…No!….sniff!…What gives you that idea? She did tell me the hot-shot is home today though…heh!heh!

  44. Pancho & Lefty
    2:45 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Rio: We like it when you post in the middle of the day. We have no idea the correlation between your friend’s boss being away today and you posting, but we’ll take it.

  45. BearSpiritDog
    2:45 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Rio: Masquers is hoping Your Friend will have some Holiday Vacation Days.

    O’Howlers: Fern has a Friend who cares here in the Pacific NW. Sending Good Thoughts her way today.

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:50 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Bear!…She only gets Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day off…sniff!…She used up her pidley little amount of vacation already…grunt!…I don’t remember any of it.

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:54 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Ham!…Oh boy! Oh Boy!…snort!….She just sent me a text saying the Christmas Hams had arrived at the busy-place…sniff!sniff!…She should be coming home with two of them. One for me and one for all those other guys that live here…grunt!

  48. O'Howlers
    2:58 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Thank you, BSD.
    Fern had X-Rays today, and it turns out that Mom alone was right. She is not sick and it is not her leg. Her hip is dislocated. That can be put back in place without surgery within the first 24 hours. Remember their nighttime trip to that emergency v-e-t far away? Grrrrrr That vet never diagnosed a dislocated hip, but acted like it was a vitamin or mineral deficiency.
    Mom is bummed. Fern said bub bub bub

  49. BearSpiritDog
    3:06 pm on December 20th, 2013

    O’Howlers: First 24 hours…Does this mean it is too late for the procedure to help her?

  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:12 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Bear!…I read between the lines and i do believe “Yes” is the answer to your question….sniff!

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:13 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Fern!…Now she will have to undergoe surgery…gasp!…Probably talking big-time bucks for that…cluck!cluck!…Fern never did tell me how big her wings are…heh!heh!

  52. Siber-H
    3:22 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Is Fern going to have surgery?

  53. Macy's mom
    3:26 pm on December 20th, 2013

    This just in from my aunt in Anchorage:

    “We had a funny thing happen here last night.. we were watching tv and heard a loud noise. Dave asks What was that, a moose on the porch? I just kind of laughed as he got up to check it out. He says there is a moose on the porch. I didn’t get too excited and he says come here there is a moose on the porch. I get up to look and sure enough there is a big cow moose on our back porch munching on some dead plants. We tried to get pictures, but it was too dark.”

  54. BearSpiritDog
    3:28 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Macy: All those going North to Alaska in February are going to have an Interesting Time.

  55. Barb & Maggie
    3:48 pm on December 20th, 2013

    We are hoping the is another option for Fern. Not sure chickens do well with surgery. How about a trip to a chiropractor?

  56. BearSpiritDog
    3:50 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Roast Chicken in the oven (sorry Fern!). Time for a late lunch.
    But…before I go…especially for Wose:

  57. Herd of Hounds
    3:55 pm on December 20th, 2013

    BDS: What a fun flash mob. Love Charlie and the gang 🙂

  58. Masquers
    3:58 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Today is the last day for mail to reach its destination before the 25th.
    So where is the mail-person?

  59. Barb & Maggie
    4:00 pm on December 20th, 2013

    OMD, BSD. At first we thought you were responding to our email just above you!

  60. Masquers
    4:02 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Dawson & LizF: Please consider your cards to be Happy New Years.
    TMG be damned.

  61. BearSpiritDog
    4:03 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Barb&Magpie: I am having Second Thoughts about my choice of lunch.

  62. O'Howlers
    4:07 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Barb, where on earth would we find a chicken chiropractor?

  63. T.C.
    4:13 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Mommy is so sad, and now she has to go get ready for a stupid vendor dinner with daddy.

  64. Herd of Hounds
    4:16 pm on December 20th, 2013

    In the yellow pages following (sorry we didn’t make this up) Chinese Food Restaurants. How insensitive.

  65. Macy's mom
    4:35 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Hugs to Ros and family, and dainty pats to Fern.

    We were told earlier that my M-I-L had a stroke this morning, but now they are thinking it was just a seizure. She has been completely out of it for over a year with Alzheimer’s, so it would be a blessing for her to pass, but apparently now is not the time.

  66. Masquers
    4:35 pm on December 20th, 2013

    HOH: What are you saying? Chicken chiropractor are for reals?

  67. BearSpiritDog
    4:39 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Macy: Sorry to hear about your MIL. If only all bad news could be On Hold for the Holidays.
    There is an Old Movie starring Frederick March about this very topic.

  68. Basil and Sage
    4:42 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Howlers – we think you should take Fern back to the (((idiot)))) emergency vet who missed the diagnosis, and ask what they are willing to do about it! And if they say “fricassee”, we will cone scratch their eyes out. Well, maybe not really, but they will know they have been in a cat fight!

  69. Herd of Hounds
    5:00 pm on December 20th, 2013

    BDS, mom was just cracking wise. Chicken Chiropractor may exist, who knows. People bone quacks are in the yellow pages and tight where we said. We actually feel badly for Fern.

  70. Kat
    5:09 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Herbs, Mommy won’t take Fern there, but she is thinking she will call and “school” that quack.

  71. Barb & Maggie
    5:09 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Herbs have a good idea we think. We told you V E T S no nothing about chickens. Maybe you could find one that specializes in birds. Their anatomies will all be similar.

  72. Masquers
    5:12 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Now some news of good cheer. Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. From now on it can only get better as the nights get shorter and the days longer.
    Counting the minutes until spring!

  73. Barb & Maggie
    5:14 pm on December 20th, 2013

    And HOH, they really are not quacks, at least most are not. Sometimes they are much better than an M.D., especially when it comes to things like slip and falls, stress headaches, car accident whiplash, etc. We don’t think that muscle relaxants, pain killers etc. work as well for that type of injury.

  74. Barb & Maggie
    5:19 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Masquesrs, Speaking of Spring, yesterday when Barb was picking up the bird house for Lyla, she spotted a rack of 2014 garden seeds. She bought a pack of Romaine lettuce and Bloomingdale spinach just so she could stare at them and dream of spring time.

  75. C.hobbit
    5:21 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Perhaps you can find an holistic vet. They do massages and acupuncture. Poor Fern.

  76. Herd of Hounds
    5:26 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Almost all areas have an avian v e t. Some are better than others (just like the ones for 2 leggeds). Get a referral from one of the ones who visits your place.

  77. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    5:29 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Melanie. Just checking late and saw your earlier post about Ros. Thoughts and prayers coming your way from here in Chevy Chase.

  78. Basil and Sage
    5:32 pm on December 20th, 2013

    We do have good news for the day: Mama and the Storyteller have a surrogate daughter, Jennifer, whom they have “raised” from 16 to her now age of 34. Jennifer has just given birth to their third, beautiful and healthy daughter, Madison Kelsey and all are doing well.

  79. Pancho & Lefty
    5:46 pm on December 20th, 2013

    B&S: That is wonderful news! How long until the rest of the litter is born? Oh, and will she name them in themes like our mama names us?

  80. Masquers
    5:51 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Herbs: Congrats to the family on the newest addition.

  81. Masquers
    5:56 pm on December 20th, 2013

    We have waited for the mail all afternoon and not patiently.
    They must have called a snow day. What happened to the Post Office motto?…. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.

  82. Masquers
    5:59 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Is it even open tomorrow? Gah.

  83. O'Howlers
    6:06 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Congratulations to Golinka and the Storyteller.
    We like to celebrate the Solstice big time, with a Howlfest out in the fields. But tomorrow night is the annual Christmas in the valley, which means the annual parties that follow. We hope mom and Pop are still up for a howlfest afterwards.
    Tonight, they are going out to the local castle for a party given by a vendor at pop’s work. They do this every year. It is usually a very nice meal, and also very nice gifts. Here is the place where it is this year:

  84. O'Howlers
    6:09 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Masquers, Please tell Nana not to stress over her cards. When they get mailed, they get mailed. Everyone is amazed that she feels up to doing that this year anyway. For us, we already feel blessed just seeing you and BSD posting on this here blog. You cannot imagine how lonely it was without youse.

  85. Barb & Maggie
    6:09 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Our mail was delivered in all the freezing rain, and guess what, Masquers? Your card arrived. Thank you.

    Congrats on the arrival of Madison. P & L, We think it is probably a single pup litter.

  86. Masquers
    6:15 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Thank you, Howlers. We feel better already.
    B&M: Good to know your card arrived. The others are on the way!

  87. BearSpiritDog
    6:20 pm on December 20th, 2013

    O’Howlers: It was Especially Important for Nana to send cards this year to let our Friends know how much their support was appreciated when it was needed the most.
    She is still amazed at Being Here.

  88. Barb & Maggie
    6:26 pm on December 20th, 2013

    We are also glad Nana is here.

    Oleys, the Stokesay Castle looks very, very nice. Tell the folks to have fun.

  89. Wose
    6:30 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Dawson, Hope the man in residence feels tip-top soon.

    OHs, Sending good thoughts for Fern.

    Bear, Thanks for sending the Peanuts flash mob video!

    Herbs, Congratulations on the new addition!

    RIO! Now the Yankees have signed Carlos Beltran to the Yankees. snort.
    I will bring extra wings when we watch the Rockies next season.

  90. Melanie
    6:32 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Zoë and I have been enjoying all of youse guys cards. For some reason, all of ours will be through the intertubes.

    Ros will be going to the special v e t tomorrow. He is doing this as a favor to our wonderful vet. Thank you again for the pillow, prayers and good thoughts.

    Fern, there is something to be said about being hen pecked. Go get that lazy dude.

    Going to check the links now.

  91. Wose
    6:32 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Masquers, Having Nana back on this here blog is the best Christmas present ever!

  92. Basil and Sage
    6:35 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Masquers and BSD – your Nana is making our Mama look bad. Here Nana is just out of a long stretch in intensive care, and get she finds time to buy, address, sto and mail cards.

    We would like to tell you ll how much we have loved all of your cards. Sorry Mama is so lacking in social graces. WE have much better manners, but for some reason, we are not allowed to mail anything.

    Go figure.

  93. BearSpiritDog
    6:39 pm on December 20th, 2013


  94. Melanie
    6:41 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Great Flash mob and beautiful place,

    I’ve been reading the newest Donna Ball novel, Double Dog Dare.

    Nice . .

    I have finished wrapping OTAS and GLAD’s gifts. Let us just say no wrapping paper or tissue was involved. Gift bags, taped shut, with difficult to read tags.

    If all else fails, lower your standards.

  95. Barb & Maggie
    6:57 pm on December 20th, 2013

    We have not read a Donna Ball book for a couple of months. Thanks, Melanie, that reminds Barb to go order the next one, #6 I think, from the library.

    Slow going on the roads around here. Everything is iced over and dangerous. Hope travelers out there are taking it slow and carefully.

  96. Herd of Hounds
    7:00 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Congrats to the Herbs and family. What a nice Christmas present 🙂 Nana, you are amazing!

  97. Masquers
    7:05 pm on December 20th, 2013

    B&M: Same situation here…snow turning to rain turning to ice. Luckily tomorrow is Saturday so no workday commutes.
    Herbs: Take good care of that tree now, you hear, and no boxes and packing tape. snicker.

  98. dawson
    7:30 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Masquers: If the man in this house doesn’t want to do something, he just says “no”, so no, he is not sniffling to get out of shoveling. He does become a big baby when he’s sick. Poor man, I ignore him other than telling him to wash his hands every 5 minutes or so.
    Me, I actually like to shovel but when if it’s really cold or it snows non-stop, I start to not like it so much.
    O’Howlers: Poor Fern! To think this could have been avoided!
    Basil&Sage: Welcome to Madison Kelsey!
    Masquers: I could get mail on the 23rd or even the 24th!
    Hooray! The Winter Solstice is sooo close. That is one occasion I do celebrate!

  99. Melanie
    7:40 pm on December 20th, 2013

    So the entire litter would have some of the first Prez’s last names and an actor’ first name?

    May I suggest Washington Humphrey?

  100. dawson
    7:46 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Litter Name: Harrison McKey!

  101. dawson
    7:49 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Possibly, Madison was named after the missing girl in Dog On It.

  102. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:02 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Howlers!….That castle looks like it belongs in England…snort!…What a great place to eat free food and drink free booze!….zowie!

  103. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:04 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Roasted!…I was thinking about roasted chicken all afternoon, thanks to Bear….snort!…Here Fern!..Fern!..Fern!…chuffle!

  104. BearSpiritDog
    8:06 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Fern: Pay no attention to the Pug.

  105. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:09 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Bear!…Is Nana going to be home for Christmas and New Years? Or is she planning to spend time at her awesome son’s house?….snorkel!

  106. BearSpiritDog
    8:14 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Rio: The Plan is to head south on Christmas Eve where an Awesome Dinner awaits.

  107. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:17 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Driving!….Is Nana driving or is Maskers driving?…sniff!…You guys be careful out on those slick wet streets…wuffle!

  108. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:31 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Show!…Tonight a Wonderful Life is on…snort!…But it is on prime time and that means most of the show has been cut-out for commercials…grump!…We are debating whether to watch it or not. It is ordered on Netflix, but so far the flix has not been sending our Christmas shows. They must be backed up on orders….wheeze!….We are getting other type movies we ordered. They are good, but not really in the Christmas spirit…grumble!…I knew she ordered the classics too late…sniffle!

  109. Herd of Hounds
    8:37 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Daddy Dawg brought home a (real) ham today for Christmas dinner. Interesting since mom hasn’t eaten pork or beef in 40 years. She doesn’t even like it cooking in the house as the smell is nauseating to her. Wonder what he is planning? Mom says no wrapping around here, the water heater is already in and working.

  110. Pancho & Lefty
    8:42 pm on December 20th, 2013

    B&S: you mama and our lady must be twins. Like your mama, she failed to send out Christmas cards. We are hanging our heads in shame.

    Rio: Fern is not on the menu.

    We are thankful that our Nana is with us, too. We are also grateful for her awesome son who is a Plunderer at heart.

  111. Barb & Maggie
    8:45 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Rio, You can go into your Queue and advance a movie up to first
    Barb lucked out when it comes to the Target problems. She doesn’t shop there very often, but she stopped in about 3 weeks ago. She was about to give the clerk her credit card when she remembered that she had a Target gift card in her wallet. It turned out that it had enough balance remaining for her entire purchase. They said 1 in 7 shoppers may have credit card problems.

  112. dawson
    8:46 pm on December 20th, 2013

    HOH: Even the smell of bacon!!?!!

  113. Herd of Hounds
    8:48 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Yes Dawson, our mom is weird.

  114. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:54 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Barb!…grunt!…All our classics are at the top of the list…sniff!…Doesn’t matter if they are not in stock they send the next available movie…wheeze!

  115. Siber-H
    8:55 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Pancho and Lefty, Tell your lady she is not suppose to send Christmas cards to any of us.

  116. Herd of Hounds
    8:57 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Nor is she to feel guilty about it.

  117. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:58 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Thieves!… Fern! It’s what’s for dinner!…heh!heh!

  118. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:59 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Card!…I wouldn’t mind getting a Christmas card from the Giants…sniff!…That would be great!…snort!

  119. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:00 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Life!…We decided to watch Its a Wonderful Life after all…snort!…Seems we can post during all those commercials and give Fern a hard time…heh!heh!

  120. Melanie
    9:20 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Fern, pay no attention to the gaseous pug.

    Dawson, I love that name.

    Nana, perhaps you can blur on over to HOH’s for some hot water? Sounds like theirs is working. (I’m so glad you are back with us)

    Bed . . Lovely,


  121. Barb & Maggie
    9:21 pm on December 20th, 2013

    We are saying good night early.

    We just watched The Lucy Show from 1956. Rio, did you watch it?

  122. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:23 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Barb!…No!…I was not born in 1956…sniff!

  123. Herd of Hounds
    9:25 pm on December 20th, 2013

    We re turning in too, nighty night.

  124. Masquers
    9:25 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Just got word a new water heater may be on the way. Hurray!
    HOH: Problems with your water heater too? Must have missed that.
    Riö: I will be the co-pilot on the drive south.

  125. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Bawk!….Oh Fern!….Bawk! Bawk!…Come to Paw-Paw…snort!

  126. Pancho & Lefty
    9:29 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Rio: Pot belly pug! If you fill up on chicken, you won’t have any room in your pug belly for that ham.

  127. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:34 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Thieves!…hmmm. You have a good point. The Ham(s) are a sure thing…sniff!…That there Fern is still on the fence as to whether she will be roasted or resurrected. I will have to ponder this some more…gruffle!burp!

  128. TMG
    9:35 pm on December 20th, 2013

    We will eat your newspapers, your mail and your packages.
    Heh, heh, heh

  129. Staff
    9:39 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Rio, your sympathy for feathered Fern is overwhelming. snort.

  130. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:41 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Staff!….My heart is always in the right place. Right next to my stomach…snort!

  131. dawson
    9:42 pm on December 20th, 2013

    TMG: Nice ears!

    That’s it for me. Good night all and g’day to LizF who is enjoying 84 degree weather. Nice.

  132. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:43 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Goats!…Gah!…No wonder I am not getting any Christmas cards this year…grump!spit!

  133. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:43 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Dawson!…For shame!…sniff!

  134. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    9:55 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Melanie. Although you may not see this until tomorrow, thanks so much for mentioning the newest Donna Ball/Raine Stockton book. We were not even aware that it had been released, but thanks to you, it is already now on our Kindle.

    Also, there is a new Laura Levine book coming out on New Year’s Eve for those of you who have enjoyed her prior books. I think this one is called Killing Cupid.

    And Masquers/BSD, your card arrived here in Chevy Chase today, so another thank you to USPS (and take that, TMG).

  135. Buddy and Leno
    10:19 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Howdy folks, late again as usual. Hope all what’s under the quilt are doing OK under the quilt. Wishing y’all a merry Christmas coming up. Got a card from … Someone. … From here. … Thanks 🙂

    We’re all looking forward to our very traditional Christmas smoked brisket. Mmmmm. What do you mean that’s not traditional?! It should be if it ain’t. We order it from near Austin…my ol’ home town. They don’t know what brisket is up here, you ask for that and they’d look at you like you had two heads. And cookies came today from the best cookie place in town. Who could ask for more?

    Anyway. See y’all tomorrow.

  136. c.hobbit
    10:19 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Both my card from Masquers/BSD arrived and also my order from Rick’s Knife Shop. Granted there were a lot of hoof prints in my driveway but I was thinking moose rather than TMGs.

  137. Macy's mom
    10:24 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Nana, The Texas branch of marauding goats was no match for the post office. However, our mail did not run during the ice storm. So much for their motto.

  138. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Buddy!…Brisket and Cookies!…snort!….Now that’s my kind of food any ole day of the year…yeeeep!

  139. Macy the min-pin
    10:32 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Buddy, where do you get your brisket? And can it stop by here on its way north? We are having bar-b-que here too, not sure if brisket or what. Grandmother is providing it so we will take what we can get.

  140. Basil and Sage
    10:35 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Rio – most any meat and sweet is your kind of food.

    In fact most FOOD is your kind of food.

    Wonder if Wolfie’s boys made it on the plane.

  141. Masquers
    10:46 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Rio: You’ve been hanging around our resident foodie for far too long. Speaking of which, I’d better check our snack supply, he’s been in the kitchen for a while now.
    Herbs: Hope we get some confirmation from Wolfie of when that show is airing and on what channel.
    Okay…off to watch a series called Top of the Lake…one of the actors from Mad Men is in it.
    g’Night to everyone.

  142. Buddy and Leno
    10:48 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Macy! Sorry, the brisket’s already here. But we get it from . It’s the best price we’ve found for an already smoked whole brisket, 4-6 pounds. And if you want to know about cookies, promise you won’t find any better than at Ye Ole Sweet Shoppe. At yeolesweets .com. Think the card was from you. But not entirely sure.

  143. Staff
    10:54 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Mr.Staff is making plans.

    Talked to Dawson tonight and she is thinking about it again. But she wants to come here for Dad’s birthday on March 9th so is not sure she will have the money for both.

  144. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Anchorage!…Food!…snort!…This one sounds like the best. All youse guys who are going up there to visit better have some pizza and beer for me at this place, “Fat Ptarmigan” featuring Wood-fired artisanal pizza and locally brewed beer….gasp!slobber!

  145. c.hobbit
    11:39 pm on December 20th, 2013

    I have eaten at half of those places in Anchorage and am looking forward to experiencing the other half. But first I have to lose some of my extra weight gain (25 lbs in the last 6 months alone).

    Gah! Sadie’s UTI evidently has returned and there is blood again in her urine. This is very recent (late this afternoon). Her urine sample from yesterday showed a wee bit of bacteria but no crystals or blood–and I hadn’t noticed any in her urine. The vet had reported that she could be re-introduced to her regular food. She hates her special kibble so I had been mixing in a bit of baked chicken (sorry Fern) or turkey so that she would eat. I guess I will find out tomorrow if she is to go back on antibiotics. I leave again for California Jan 3-13. Gah!

    Sadie is also opting to live in my car in the garage including sleeping there the last two nights. The house is too hot for her (70-72 degrees). I know that she was outside a lot in North Pole so I might need to look into a dog house or something. I do keep the house warmer than I used to as I am ironically cold here in Anchorage due to the increased humidity). I miss interacting with her. Phoo-ey.

  146. Macy the min-pin
    11:43 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Buddy, Elgin is known for barbeque. We have eaten it there. Our favorite bbq town is Lockhart, but really, any place in a 50 mile radius of Austin can’t be beat.

  147. AbbietheKitty
    11:44 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Heh heh heh. Rio, we can probably promise you we will do that. snicker snort slobber

  148. c.hobbit
    11:46 pm on December 20th, 2013
  149. AbbietheKitty
    11:47 pm on December 20th, 2013

    Oh gosh, CHobbit. I hope miss Sadie will feel better soon. I bet she is lonely in the garage too. sniff. Maybe you can buy a nice thermal blanket to help keep you warm. Since I have lost weight I find I am cold more often. That fat is a nice insulator.

  150. c.hobbit
    11:58 pm on December 20th, 2013

    AbbieTheKitty: I have an electric throw that I use in the evenings. I think the trouble is that my living room has a cathedral ceiling so all the heat is on the ceiling. There is a fan but I am not sure that even AJ is tall enough to reverse the fan to counter-clockwise in order to push the heat down. However, I do have his phone number so I might text him to stop by when he is in Anchorage. Hmmmm.

    Also my windows have so much condensation on them which is a sign of heat loss. The seller had put them in before the house sold so I need to track down the window company and have them come out and re-seal the windows. I have been taking photos of the moisture and ice (Gah!) Don’t worry future visitors: the downstairs is quite warm and my master bedroom is warm. It is just the living area that is cool.

  151. c.hobbit
    12:04 am on December 21st, 2013

    Just sent AJ an text. heh.

  152. Buddy and Leno
    12:16 am on December 21st, 2013

    Macy! Yes! I left Austin about 16 years ago, but lots of good BBQ around there. The best place I think I’ve ever been though is Louie Mueller’s which I think is kind of outside Taylor. Also, yeah, I know about the sausage war between South Side and Meyers…gotta say, I really like the Meyers sausage. Especially this jalapeno and cheese sausage I have here. Have heard of some good places around Lockhart, but haven’t been to any of them. Oooh….it’s all good though…they don’t know what BBQ is up here in Erie.

    Stay warm up there in Alaska. Hope Sadie gets to feeling better.

  153. Macy the min-pin
    1:32 am on December 21st, 2013

    CHobbit: Loved the Simpson house, too bad nobody ever lived in it like that.

    Re: ceiling fan, ours is quite high also and dad uses the broom handle to reverse it.

    Dainty licks to Sadie.

    Nighter, biters

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