No Post Today (Again)

“How did the panel go?”

“I snuck in the one-review story.”

“For God’s sake.”



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171 Responses to “No Post Today (Again)”

  1. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:45 am on April 29th, 2010

    Hey, I'm first today!

    Today is the big day for our guy! Good luck, Peter!! Being nominated for an Edgar award, how great is that!

  2. Sam
    4:57 am on April 29th, 2010

    Wolfie – you are up early this morning!

  3. dawson
    5:01 am on April 29th, 2010

    Good morning WWWWW you're up early today.

    We're all rooting for you, Mr.Peter Abrahams. Fingers, toes and paws crossed.

  4. dawson
    5:02 am on April 29th, 2010

    Hi Sam: great minds post alike.

  5. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:03 am on April 29th, 2010

    Yes I am,

    Sam I am

    Later to bed

    early to rise

    Makes for a puppy

    Happy and wise!

    Actually, the only reason I'm up so early is so that I can nab some breakfast before mom and dad go to work. Otherwise, me and Teddy only get kibble. (shudder)

    We get to stay inside today because it't cold outside. As soon as the worker bees leave, I'm going to take a long nap!

    How are you today?

  6. dawson
    5:04 am on April 29th, 2010

    Sam: Did you ever get your hair cut after your Great Northern Adventure or is it getting long?

  7. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:04 am on April 29th, 2010

    Wha!?…. That guy must be really busy!….snort!… That’s the shortest post I’ve ever seen… grump!… No Col. Bob, no quiz, no nothing… crumb!

    But!… I hope he is having fun!…heh!

  8. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:06 am on April 29th, 2010

    Maybe next year Chet and Bernie will be up for an award too!

    Ha ha, can you imagine Chet in a tuxedo? He'd have to get some fashion tips from Wookie! I wonder if Bernie would insist on wearing a hawaiian shirt?

  9. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:09 am on April 29th, 2010

    PA is probably nervous about tonight, so we'll let him slide. I wonder if he has butterflies in his tummy? Did somebody say butterflies? Hey!

    Oh. Mom says that these aren't the kind of butterflies that I can chase. Rats.

  10. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:12 am on April 29th, 2010

    Hello D a w s o n…. Why aren’t you at work? … snort!

    Crap!… It’s snowing like a bastard here this morning. …. Grump!…. all winter wonderland again… growl!

  11. dawson
    5:17 am on April 29th, 2010

    No Post Today (Again) and No Quiz Today (Again)

    Finished reading Down the Rabbit Hole and now that the trauma from reading The Tutor has faded somewhat may have to try another adult book, Oblivion. In honor of PA being nominated for an Edgar.

  12. dawson
    5:19 am on April 29th, 2010

    Rio: I'm on vacation in the Midwest USA – for two more weeks!

    AbbietheKitty: How about them Tigers!!!

  13. dawson
    5:20 am on April 29th, 2010

    What!? Snow? Siber H. will be jealous.

  14. dawson
    5:30 am on April 29th, 2010

    Wolfie: Bernie might insist on wearing Hawaiian Pants! I understand he has a closet full.

  15. Sam
    5:40 am on April 29th, 2010

    Dawson – I got another haircut! They whisked me off to Jacqueline's Dog Salon. At least it wasn't the buzz cut my family was talking about.

  16. Melanie
    5:42 am on April 29th, 2010

    Wolfie!! Good morning!

    Dawson, where in the midwest? They are having some weird weather out there in different parts.

    Riö, maybe PA is hitting the Bloody Marys?

    I found a Hawaiian suit for Bernie to wear next year when the Little Dectective Agency wins all . . .

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  17. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:44 am on April 29th, 2010

    Ha!… That’s hilarious!… heh!

  18. Sam
    5:46 am on April 29th, 2010

    Snow! We saw some out west place on TV that got 2 feet of snow. What's up with that?

    I'm in Buffalo and it's warm and sunny. Temps will be in the 70's all weekend.

  19. Melanie
    5:56 am on April 29th, 2010

    Sam, we're going to have a great weekend too. Considering yesterday we had snow, today we have 45 miles an hour gusts, we deserve it!

    Sorry about your hair cut. But you are probably a more active dog than Princess and willing to go outside and play. That would mean sticks and burrs in your "do".

  20. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:58 am on April 29th, 2010

    Hmmmpf!… Can I come stay with you Sam?,,,, snort!… I’ve had all the snow I can take for one winter… grump!

  21. Môllypôp
    6:03 am on April 29th, 2010

    I'm here with Mom at the ski resort which is now a golf resort. Here's a pic Mom just took that shows the snowy ski trail above what is now the golf course.

    [img ] Course Snow.jpg[/img]

  22. Môllypôp
    6:12 am on April 29th, 2010

    The snow gets cleared off the golf course, but stays on the ski trails for a long time. Kids are still using the half pipe, walking up and skiing or boarding down, while the golfers are playing below. Funny!

  23. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:25 am on April 29th, 2010

    Heh!… Someone says she will go take a picture of the golf course we are looking at…. Grunt!… Won’t be able to post it till tonight though!… snort!

  24. Sam
    6:30 am on April 29th, 2010

    Rio, you can come and stay with me any time, but you have to behave. No stealing my treats and chewies like you do with Pepper!

  25. Sam
    6:33 am on April 29th, 2010

    Melanie, great picture. You cleverly beheaded the subject but I'll bet that's you.

  26. dawson
    6:47 am on April 29th, 2010


    Melanie: That's some outfit! But I don't think that's you unless you have a really hairy chin! Course, you do photoshop…

    I'm in Minnesota at Mom and Dad's. Grew up here. Was just out to weed the garden but the sky is turning black and thunderstorms are in air. I see my sister has left 5 PA books here – I doubt she read them as she likes lighter fare. I keep trying to ignore them but Oblivion is calling my name.

  27. Siberian Husky
    6:52 am on April 29th, 2010

    Dawson: Oblivion is a briliant book.

  28. Siberian Husky
    6:59 am on April 29th, 2010

    I hope all of you are enjoying your snow. The wind is gonna blow here–sand, dust, tumbleweeds

    Before Rio comes along and asks me if I remember Oblivion–yes, yes, I do, Rio.

  29. Melanie
    7:20 am on April 29th, 2010

    Sam, no that is not me. Though I think Bernie might be able to sell the pants if he goes ahead and invests in the Hawaiian suit coats!

    Siber-H. and Riö: I have also read Oblivion. I liked it.

    (aside to SH) What was it about again?

    I found a website that says The nominees and winners of the Edgar Awards. Still only nominees though. Hopefully some of you night owls will find out who the winners are.

  30. Melanie
    7:23 am on April 29th, 2010

    Hmm, that should have been to you, Dawson, about liking Oblivion.

    So much wind today,

    Brain has drifted away,

    Like a kite on string,

    Must be Spring!

  31. Siberian Husky
    7:47 am on April 29th, 2010

    I found the website you mentioned, Melanie. I wonder how long it will take them to get the winners up on it. It may take them awhile as I suspect they will be full of food and drink, but they could surprise me. You and I are definately not the night owls on this blog. I may not know till I get back from the dog park in the morning. I did a few laps for Peter around the park this morning. That might help. I hope

    Mom found another book she wants to win–the one about Bonnie and Clyde.

  32. BStover
    8:00 am on April 29th, 2010

    I knew there wouldn't be a post today. Now I definitely want to know what the one-review thing is all about. Good luck PA.

    The rest of you have certainly been busy on the blog. Already 31 posts and it isn't 1PM yet. Cool.

  33. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:33 am on April 29th, 2010

    Tingly!…. I think we are all excited and anxious about the awards!… snort!

  34. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:40 am on April 29th, 2010

    Melanie!… That photo up above…. Snort!… Is that the bathroom that the Newfs were all in helping the plumber guy?….heh!… I still laugh about that!….grunt!

  35. Môllypôp
    9:04 am on April 29th, 2010

    That golf course picture I put up – I forgot to say that the green is shaped like New York State and the two sand traps are Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. A little geography lesson here!

  36. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:21 am on April 29th, 2010

    Mom and dad are still listening to Oblivion on their ipod.

    Oh… is good!!! Excellant!

    Melanie, love those pants!

    We want to know about the one-review thing too! PA likes to tease, that's for sure!

    Has anyone checked for winners yet? I assumed that they would be announced at the dinner tonight, but I could be wrong.

  37. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:17 am on April 29th, 2010

    Wolfie!… Here is what the invite to the Edgars Banquet says… snort!… This means it will start at 4:30 my time… gruff!… and it will end at 8:00!… grunt!…. I will Howl as loud as I can to wake all you guys who are in bed by then!…wheeze!… Especially ‘when’ he wins….snort!

    Join us for our annual black tie gala celebrating

    the best and brightest in crime fiction, non-fiction and television.

    Reception: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

    Dinner & Awards 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

  38. Sam
    10:18 am on April 29th, 2010

    I'll stay up just to find out tonight. Just Howl, Rio.

  39. BStover
    10:33 am on April 29th, 2010

    I just finished my last class of the semester. Next week finals and then…..the long vac. (Now I'm skipping, skipping.)

  40. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:37 am on April 29th, 2010

    Wow!… Stover is skipping!.. snort!… Watch out she might start cramping!…. heh!…I bet she is going to have a big glass of wine in her hand later!… wheeze!

  41. Siberian Husky
    11:49 am on April 29th, 2010

    Mom and I want to wish Peter Abrahams all the best tonight. I think he has more people rooting for him than any other author. I know he has more dogs and cats cheering for him. We are keeping all paws crossed here on the blog.

  42. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:04 am on April 29th, 2010

    Longer legs! I mean, she has longer legs!

  43. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:09 am on April 29th, 2010

    I'll be awake. It ends at 8:00, our time. (Except that these things always run longer.) (Not that I've ever attended an Edgar Award show or anything!)

    PA If you think of it, could you let us know??? Maybe your brilliant wife (she suggested that you write dog stories!) could take your photo or something. Just so we can see whether or not you're wearing flowered pants like Bernie!

    It's just a thought……

  44. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:11 am on April 29th, 2010


    What month did you post the plumber story? I want to go back and read it again!

  45. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:15 am on April 29th, 2010


    Teddy gets a bath and a haircut at the groomers on Saturday. She has a fuzz but that sheds all over. I don't have to go, ha ha. My hair is short and I do not shed, thank you very much.

    Don't the folks know you may have a big audtion coming up?

  46. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:18 am on April 29th, 2010

    SH – what is the book about Bonnie and Clyde? Never heard of it!

    Can you tell that mom is on lunch? She and dad always talk to Cody on Thursdays but Cody is in a meeting until 1:30. Free time!

  47. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:19 am on April 29th, 2010

    I wonder where Wookie is?

    Yoo hoo…….

  48. Siberian Husky
    11:29 am on April 29th, 2010

    Wolfie: The book about Bonnie and Clyde is called "Go Down Together" It is an excellent book. The movies got the story sooo wrong.

  49. Siberian Husky
    11:45 am on April 29th, 2010

    Rio, I think the Edgar Awards end at nine, our time. I will need to you to howl really loud. If you can wake me up and get me howling, we might be able to wake everyone.

    The Rockies game starts late tonight. This whole night is going to go on past my bedtime. bummer

  50. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:57 am on April 29th, 2010

    Nine!… of course, I miscounted the hours… snort!… I thought the Rocks had today off!… grunt!… I will have to go check the schedule now!… wheeze!

  51. Siberian Husky
    12:12 pm on April 29th, 2010

    sorry Rio, I didn't look at the date when I checked the time of their game. This is good. I don't want to have to think about two serious things in one evening. All of us are going to be depending on you and Wolfie for news from the Edgar Awards.

  52. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:19 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Photos!… I wish his wife would take a Before and After photo of the charming Mr. Abrahams… snort!… And post it on this blog!… sniff!… I just hope he remembers some of the evening… snort!

  53. B. Stover
    1:04 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Here's a question: In today's post, who asks the question, "How did the panel go?" and who responds?

  54. AbbietheKitty
    2:13 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Hey there Dawson,
    I have read all but two of those PA books. I read Oblivion. Funny ending. Not Ha Ha funny, but just very unexpected. I need a break in between PA books. I am a delicate creature and can’t take all that mayhem.
    That was a snarky message about the Tigers…drat it all. They just kept on hitting. Disgusting! Unless you are a Tiger Fan.

  55. Melanie
    1:29 pm on April 29th, 2010

    I think it was PA's wife first, then PA and then his wife again!

  56. Sam
    1:31 pm on April 29th, 2010

    B – Try not to spill the wine while you're skipping.

  57. Melanie
    4:01 pm on April 29th, 2010

    I’ll never make it. Riö will know before the Pack does.

    I’m seeing BStover skipping in my mind’s eye.
    She’s very good.

  58. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:04 pm on April 29th, 2010

    She skips much better than Rio. But only because she has legs!

  59. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:07 pm on April 29th, 2010

    I'll try to send pictures of Teddy after she gets her haircut. Bless her heart, she is 16 years old and deaf as a doorpost. Plus, she we have to put down puppy pads for her at night. Geez. She is very sweet even if mom does insist on giving her half of my goodies.

  60. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:08 pm on April 29th, 2010

    I need an edit button!

  61. Sam
    3:10 pm on April 29th, 2010

    B – My little pink tongue kind of sticks out sometimes all by itself. I have to work on this.

  62. B. Stover
    4:46 pm on April 29th, 2010

    You guys are so funny. Yes, I am still skipping, now with a large glass of Rhone in my hand….and I don’t cramp.

    My copy of Bullet Point came today.

  63. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:51 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Well!… I can’t find anything about the winners so far!… snort!… I am hoping Mr. Abrahams has a speech prepared and doesn’t go up there unprepared! … heh! … If any of you night owls find anything be sure to let us know right away…grunt!

  64. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:53 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Heh!… I think he wrote that post this morning just to drive Stover nuts!… snort!… leaving out the “Who(s)” in the conversation!…grunt!

  65. Sam
    3:59 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Melanie – Last summer I had a big burr stuck deeply in my face fur. Who knew you couldn't eat those things? I was off to Jacqueline's Dog Salon and got all the fur shaved off my face. It was awful.

  66. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:10 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Hmmm!… I’ve never been to a hair salon, ever! … snort!… My fur is short and I shed like the dickens!… heh!… No one leaves the house without a part of me on them for the day!….snicker!… Although, every now and then I do end up in the bathtub for a bubble bath! …grunt!… Then I Scream like I am being murdered… heh! …. It only lasts a short time cause no one likes that sound! … wheeze!

  67. dawson
    4:24 pm on April 29th, 2010

    My heart! has been pounding with the suspense…for two hours now…sort of like reading a PA book! Thought I found a live feed at the Huffington Post but it was a false alarm. Phooey.

  68. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:31 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Hello D a w s o n!

    Sniff!… I know, its like a Black Out base ball game!… snort!… Its killing us here!…sigh

  69. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:33 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Snort!… We’ve been trying to take our minds off it by talking about doggie salons .. and baths… wheeze!… isn’t totally working so far!…grunt!

  70. dawson
    4:40 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Rio: I see the Fringe is on. First time I've ever even seen it listed. Aren't you watching?

  71. Sam
    4:42 pm on April 29th, 2010

    I'm getting sleepy. This whole affair is over in 1 hour and 20 minutes. C'mon already.

  72. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:49 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Fringe!… Will be on in about 10 minutes or so!… snort!…. you keep forgetting the 2 hour time difference D a w s o n!.. snicker!

  73. dawson
    4:52 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Phooey: I don't think we'll find out until tomorrow – but my heartbeat says he got it! And if he didn't…well he's still a winner with all of us. Yippee!

    Chet: Hope you get extra treats for a week.

  74. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:53 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Guys!… We are not even sure they will update the Edgar Awards site tonight with the winners!… snort!… We are only hoping they will… sniff!.. Seriously, we may not know till tomorrow…grunt!.. I HOPE NOT!… snuffle… but there is that horrible option… sniffle!

  75. Siberian Husky
    5:06 pm on April 29th, 2010

    I come back from having green chili enchiladas at a friend's house to find you guys talking about dog groomers. This is the stuff of nightmares. I can tell the tension is really running high right now. I agree–we may not know until tomorrow.

  76. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:12 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Ahhh!… this is going to be a ‘Noir’ Fringe! episode… yeah!… woooo!.. and somewhat funny to begin with!..

    Hi!… SiberH!… don't be so negative!… snort!…stay awhile, see what happens!..wheeze!

  77. Sam
    6:29 pm on April 29th, 2010

    There will be new pictures of my haircut in a couple of days. Mollypop and Aunt MollysMom are here and got shots of me. I have to wait for them to go back and then send them to us. My family is hopeless.

    They know how I have to play the part of Princess in that next movie.

  78. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:33 pm on April 29th, 2010

    HE WON!… HE WON!… (I think)

    Best Young Adult: Reality Check, by Peter Abrahams (HarperTeen)

    SNORT! … Here is the website I found!

  79. Siberian Husky
    5:34 pm on April 29th, 2010

    but Rio, dog groomers are the stuff of nightmares

    I'm here–I'm reading while waiting

  80. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:37 pm on April 29th, 2010

    skipping, I'm skipping!… heh!…wow! WOW!

  81. Siberian Husky
    5:38 pm on April 29th, 2010


    I can't believe we know this soon. Wake up all of you guys and gals!

  82. Debbie LM
    5:40 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Woof! Woof! Woof!Woof!!!!! He won, Now, the Edgar for Chet in 2011. Campaign starts NOW!

  83. Siberian Husky
    5:41 pm on April 29th, 2010

    I'm running..I'm running..I'll do ten laps at the dog park tomorrow morning in honor of the occasion.

  84. Siberian Husky
    5:44 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Yep, Debbie, the Campaign starts now.

    Rio, good boy!! You found it so quick on the internet.

  85. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:48 pm on April 29th, 2010

    oh well!… Breaking Bad did not win!.. BUT I DON’T CARE!… Mr. Peter Abrahams DID!… snort!…CHAMPAGNE HERE PLEASE!… heh!

    Snort!Snort!… I just hope this is Reliable information!…please Lord of All Creation!..please! Let this be so!… HOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWL!

  86. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    5:49 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!!!! Time to celebrate (do I feel a song coming on, yes I do)!

    There's a party going on right here

    a celebration that'll last throughout the year

    shall bring you good times and good laughter too

    we gonna celebrate your party with you

    come on now

    celebration – we're gonna celebrate and have a good time

    celebration – we're gonna celebrate and have a good time

    it's time to come together

    it's up to you what's your pleasure

    everyone around the world come on


    woo-hooh (it's a celebration)

    woo-hooh (it's a celebration)

    celebrate good times come on (it's a celebration)

    celebrate good times come on (it's a celebration)

    we're gonna have a good time tonite

    let's celebrate it's allright

    we're gonna have a good time tonite

    let's celebrate it's allright

    I think they are even dancing in the streets (we'll save that song for another time).


  87. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:52 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Wow!… Wookie is singing and I’m drinking champagne!… what a night! .. snort!… What a Night!… heh!

  88. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:58 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Gosh!… I really hope this is a reliable source… gulp!… Sarah Weinman! I think she is reliable … snort!.. One can never be 100%. (till tomorrow)

    I’m still celebrating tonight though!….WHOOOOOOOOO!EEEEEEEEE!… YELP YELP!

  89. Siberian Husky
    6:00 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Hey and Hi Wookie!! I'm singing along with you!

  90. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:02 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Wolfie here, finally reporting to duty.

    Yippee Ki yi yay!!!


    Hey all you sleepy heads, wake up!! PA/Admin/Spence – OUR GUY won his first Edgar!!!


    You're right, Rio, we need to have Chet win next year. Say, maybe they'll let dogs in. We like Gala Banquets, don't we, Pack?

    Not only did Peter win, but I recieved the Echo Falls series and Bullet Point in the mail today!!!!

    Where are the butterflies? I need to go celebrate!!!!!

  91. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:14 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Hay, I was just reading Huffington Post.

    The big headline says: GOLDMAN PERP WALK??

    Looks like the chew strip theives may be headed to the Justice Court!!!

    Good work, Chet!! Does it get any better than this????

  92. Sam
    6:15 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Woo hoo! I'm soooo sleepy, you west coast guys. I'll be a wreck tomorrow. See you all then.

    Wolfie, those butterflies need their sleep too.

  93. Siberian Husky
    6:16 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Goodnight Everyone! I am turning in as I have ten laps tomorrow to do at the dog park.

    It is gonna be really neat when all of you back East wake up to this news.

  94. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:18 pm on April 29th, 2010

    G'night Sam. G'night, Cyber Husky. G'night, butterflies.

    Sweet dreams……….

  95. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:21 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Well!… I bet there is no post tomorrow!…snort!… I bet he is out partying big time tonight!…grunt!… I bet all the big time writers are shaking his hand and wishing him the best!… ha!… Even Stephan King!!.. I hope his wife is taking photos so he can remember it all!…HA!…

  96. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:24 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Gasp!… What a great day!… What a great week!… snort! Thank you Lord for everything!…snort!…A very Good Night! mmmmm.

  97. B. Stover
    7:26 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Melanie: That’s interesting. Another idea: In other question/answer posts, it was Admin asking Spence. Could this be “Spence” asking PA, or “Admin” asking PA?

    Sam: I did not spill a drop. Remember, you have to learn to stick out your tongue at the judge to be Princess.

  98. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:49 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Good night, Rio!

  99. AbbietheKitty
    7:07 pm on April 29th, 2010

    Whoo Hoooo!!!

    Thanks for getting the news to us Riö. We are all proud of Peter. Guess we will have to read Reality Check next!

    Alice Johnson, AbbietheKitty and Staff

  100. AbbietheKitty
    7:25 pm on April 29th, 2010


    I had to post one more time so we would hit 100 posts tonight.

    Good night everyone. See you in the morning. I wonder if there will be a quiz then?

    Alice Johnson (who is no good a quizzes.)

  101. Sam
    3:29 am on April 30th, 2010

    Happy Morning! The Edgars Website

  102. B. Stover
    3:55 am on April 30th, 2010

    Excellent, excellent!!

  103. dawson
    3:55 am on April 30th, 2010

    Woooooo Hooooooo!


    We are the friends of a Winner!

    Congratulations. Mr Peter Abrahams, Edgar Award Winner 2010

    Thanks Rio for getting the information to us in a hurry (even though I was fast asleep) Thanks Sam for the website.

    Yi yi yi yi yi Yi!

  104. dawson
    4:10 am on April 30th, 2010


    This will be a record for a while. The post with the least amount of words (15) gets the largest number of posts. (103 and counting). So much fun. It really doesn't get any better than this. But…where's Chet?

  105. Melanie
    4:11 am on April 30th, 2010


    Except the Kats, they can have whatever they want in a cut glass dish served on a silver platter!

    How wonderful! I agree, Chet needs to win next year. Then all the Pack (the Newf Pack and the larger Chet's Pack) can go!

    Congratulations PA and SQ!!!

  106. dawson
    4:52 am on April 30th, 2010

    Reading Oblivion: The Kindergarten (or pre-school) story is in there.

    I'm going to the bookstore to see if I can get Reality Check. My grandson is visiting in a week.

  107. B. Stover
    5:16 am on April 30th, 2010

    Dawson: Which chapter is the pre-school story in?

  108. Sam
    5:19 am on April 30th, 2010

    Reality Check just zoomed into Mom's Kindle.

  109. AbbietheKitty
    5:36 am on April 30th, 2010

    Good Morning Dawson dear,

    I didn't remember the kindergarten story being in Oblivion. Hummm.

    But that was many books ago. Maybe I read too much? Nahhhh, not possible.

    So we are all waiting and wondering if Mr A will post or if he had too many wings and beer last night. Heh.


  110. Melanie
    6:58 am on April 30th, 2010

    We're hoping it was too much champagne and caviar!

  111. dawson
    7:02 am on April 30th, 2010

    B.Stover and AbbietheKitty: The pre-school story is right at the end of Chapter 5.

    Rio: you may be right – no post today.

    I just went to a garage sale and bought 100 pounds of books – life is good!

  112. Siberian Husky
    7:02 am on April 30th, 2010

    Good Morning All!! I know it is fine with all of you if PA takes a day off from Chet's blog. He has earned a well deserved break.

    What a perfect morning! I did my ten laps at the dog park this morning in honor of this very big occasion, and it was SNOWING!!

    Some of the other dogs joined me in my run. Life doesn't get any better than this!

  113. Siberian Husky
    7:06 am on April 30th, 2010

    I like Melanie's idea of CHEWIES FOR EVERYONE!!!

  114. dawson
    7:18 am on April 30th, 2010

    Siber H: I'm happy for you that you got to play in some snow. I'm just happy today. Wishing I had a tail so I could wag the heck out of it.

  115. dawson
    7:20 am on April 30th, 2010

    Rio: wakee, wakee, eggs and bacie.

  116. Siberian Husky
    7:28 am on April 30th, 2010

    tee hee Dawson–that should get him up

  117. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:38 am on April 30th, 2010

    For he’s a jolly good fellow! … snort!… [ I don’t know the whole song. ]

    Sniff!… bacon?

  118. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:35 am on April 30th, 2010


    Yes! I love bacon too!!!

  119. Melanie
    11:01 am on April 30th, 2010

    Reality Check is not winging it's way here, it's been driven here. Can't wait.

    1/2 the Pack celebrated by being driven up to the State Forest this morning and having a walk/run (depending on the age of the dog)! Tomorrow the other 1/2 of the Pack will go and celebrate for PA!

    Siber-H so glad it was snowing for you. It snowed earlier this week here. Today it's 70 degrees and sunny! A nice change.

    Still can't have the dogs till the ground for the garden yet (Grace is the best hole digger), we can't plant until after May 30th!

  120. dawson
    11:03 am on April 30th, 2010


    The Detroit Tigers are catching up to the Twins! Possibly due to a recurring case of turf-toe that benched JJHardy of the Twins. These are the interesting things you learn when you read the sports page which I have recently been doing after years of ignoring that section of the paper.

  121. B. Stover
    11:30 am on April 30th, 2010

    Dawson: Thank you for the info regarding the pre-school story.

    I've been reading Reality Check (on my Kindle). It's very good.

  122. AbbietheKitty
    12:39 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Good Afternoon everyone,

    We went up to the big city of Mayville, North Dakota and had lunch and went to the library and went shopping. That is a normal Friday for us. Sometimes I go to the quilt shop and hang out.

    Soup (as always) was yummy old fashioned tomato soup. Ahhhhh.

    Bacon would be good too though.

    ~Dawson! 100 pounds of books? Did you carry them on your bicycle or go get the car?

    ~Drat those Tigers!!!


  123. Sam
    12:57 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Boy – Somebody gets an Edgar and his whole Blog family is completely forgotten. I hope someone remembers to feed Audrey.

  124. Rio - The Evil Pug
    1:00 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Turf Toe!… Didn't AbbieTheKat' staff have turf toe a while back?… snort!… Is it catching?…grunt!

  125. dawson
    1:18 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Rio: I don't know if turf toe is contagious but it is recurring according to the newspaper. Hope I never get it.

    AbbietheKitty: I started out on the bicycle but had to go back for the car. Actually half of those books don't really count because they are medical textbooks…really heavy things. I bought a buggy and a car seat for when my grandbaby visits!

    Well…shall we go for 200 posts?

  126. dawson
    1:23 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Sam: Yeah! Give Audrey some bacon and chew strips too. And let's not forget Chet.

  127. dawson
    1:26 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Quoted from my 86 year old Father: "Do you want to save this Wolfie Wigglebutt thing?"

  128. Sam
    2:44 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Dawson – I'm not sure what your father meant, but I want to keep Wolfie (love him) and get rid of the Wigglebutt part.

  129. Melanie
    2:57 pm on April 30th, 2010

    I will let you all try to get to 200 posts and will read them in the morning.

    The Pack is snoring and it's not even 8:00 pm.

    I'm going upstairs and read.

    Have to wait for my next PA book though . . .


    What's wrong with Wolfie Wigglebutt?

    Or Dubya

    Or Wolfie Dog

    or Wolfie the Butterfly Catcher . .

    That by another name would be as sweet.

  130. dawson
    3:07 pm on April 30th, 2010

    My dad wanted to get on his computer and I had the Chet the Dog blog up on the screen – it just sounded funny when he said it – guess you had to be there.

    I think everybody is dog-tired after all the excitement yesterday and this morning. We will sleep good tonight.

    One of the good books I got today is Barron's Compass Guide to Dogs. It has wonderful descriptions. For the Newfoundlanders: This is a very lovable, calm and adaptable dog. It is neither ferocious nor nippy. Unfortunately it salivates a lot. Suitable for the beginners.

  131. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:44 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Hello D a w s o n!

    What!… does that book say about Pugs?… snort!… What kind of human should take care of a Pug?…. wheeze!… I’d really like to know that!….sniff!… because I don’t think I am getting enough of anything lately except exercise!…dammit!

  132. dawson
    3:57 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Hey Mops: (That's what the book says is another name for Pugs.)

    History: The Pug became noticeable in Europe starting in the 17th century. Ever since then it has been hopping and snuffling (and skipping) happily through our homes as an ideal indoor dog. It's fan club is constantly on the increase. (I'll say)

    Character: This dog can be calm, and also very energetic and lively. Playful, friendly, and intelligent, it is easy to train.

    Living Conditions: This dog does not smell or salivate. For a long time people thought it was lazy, dumb, and fat, but those opinions were quickly put to rest. (That sentence makes no sense to me – either a long time or quickly put to rest – not both) With conscientious care, this dog is a champ.

    Appropriate for: Beginners

    (My remarks are in parenthesis)

  133. Siberian Husky
    3:58 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Mom thinks newfs are very nice dogs…loveable is a good description, and she would add cuddly.

    ummm, Dawson, What does it say about Siberian Huskies?

  134. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:58 pm on April 30th, 2010

    SiberH!…Are you going to stay up and watch the Rockies game tonight?… snort!… Its Friday night, why not?… grunt!… I’ve got some beers, come on over and we will watch it together, huh? … More fun than a pile of bones! … heh!… I think someone has some Nachos melting in the oven!… grump!…. Not that I will get any…oooooo

  135. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:05 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Mmmm!… I don’t think a “beginner” should be taking care of me!… dammit!… Snort!… The whole ‘lazy, dumb and fat’ doesn’t sit well either!… grunt!…. What kind of book is this anyway?… wheeze!

  136. Siberian Husky
    4:05 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Hey Rio!! I won't make it tonight–we have another pet adoption event tomorrow, but I thank you for the invitation. Springtime in New Mexico is the busiest time for the pet adoption events.

    I plan on the Rockies winning tonight. Nothing could go wrong with this day because PA won the Edgar and it SNOWED today. the Rockies winning will make it all perfect.

  137. dawson
    4:08 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Siber H.: (I was just reading your description)

    History: This is one of the Nordic dogs that is not very common in many areas. Its passion is to be harnessed to a sled as part of a team and pull it through the falling snow. The Husky comes from Siberia and reached us by way of Alaska

    Character: This dog is loving and even-tempered with its family, and friendly with strangers. It learns quickly, but doesn't obey reliably. It has a strong drive for hunting and adventure.

    Living Conditions: The yard has to be breakout proof. This breed absolutely needs activity and a chance to run: wagon and sled races, running alongside a bicycle, and jogging – and every day!

    Appropriate for: Experienced owners

  138. dawson
    4:13 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Hey Mops: I don't know why this books says all those terrible things about you when in the next minute it takes them all back. But I did get a chuckle out of it. We know you are intelligent, only lazy when you want to be. And…well…as to the other thing…it says normal weight: 14 to 18 pounds. Oops: guilty as charged! Hold those nachos!

  139. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:16 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Wha!?… SiberH gets a raving review and me the lowly Pug is considered ‘lazy, dumb and fat’… snort!… That guy can’t remember what he had for breakfast for Pete’s sake!… wheeze!… Plus he always wants to run away like Whitey!… grunt!.. (and he wears mascara!)

  140. dawson
    4:17 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Rio: I'm rooting for the Rockies because they need a few wins if my prediction of Detroit Tigers and Colorado Rockies in the World Series is to have any chance of happening. Go Rockies1

  141. dawson
    4:17 pm on April 30th, 2010

    I mean…Go Rockies!!!

  142. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:17 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Who is Mops!…snort!

  143. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:19 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Lord!… A Triple post with the same time stamp!… shudder!

  144. dawson
    4:20 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Hey Mops: On the bright side, the book doesn't insist you pull a sled or wagon or go jogging every single day of your life.

  145. Siberian Husky
    4:22 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Thanks Dawson–mom would agree with every word, especially the "doesn't obey reliably".

  146. dawson
    4:26 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Rio: Are you reading every other word? This book says Pug (Mops). Mops is another name for Pug. Read it and weep.

  147. Sam
    4:34 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Dawson – What does the book say about Maltese (jumping up and down with excitement)?

    Like Princess? Like Princess? Huh huh>

  148. dawson
    4:34 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Pug, also known as Mopshond or Mops Hund. Mops for short.

  149. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:35 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Mops!…. If anyone on this here blog calls me “Mops” again… I AM GONE… growl!… No one will call me that because of some book D a w s o n says she is reading… snarl…

    I mean it.

  150. dawson
    4:41 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Well, for goodness sake Rio: you call me all manner of names. How do yo think I feel? Perhaps this book is unreliable when it comes to Pugs? Says you come from China?

  151. dawson
    4:43 pm on April 30th, 2010

    I mean…How do YOU think I feel when you call me names? Not very good.

  152. dawson
    4:44 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Rio: I will not call you that M word. Go Rockies!

  153. dawson
    4:47 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Rio: That M word really doesn't suit you anyway. That for one of those dogs that actually looks like a M word. You don't

  154. dawson
    4:48 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Rio: You are playful, friendly and intelligent…a real champ. The book did get some things right.

  155. Siberian Husky
    5:04 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Rio, you would feel a lot better if you heard Husky Rescue bad mouth my tribe whenever someone wants to adopt one of us that has never had a husky before. My mom is one of the ones that is best at telling people what difficult, stubborn, untrainable dogs we are. She just wants for the adoption to "stick" and not have the dog returned. The most important thing is that the dog get a good home.

    I'm sure the pugs in Pug Rescue don't have to listen to that.

  156. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:04 pm on April 30th, 2010

    D a w s o n!… as I recall your sister came up with most of those names… snort!.. and I will only call you D a w s o n from now on… grunt!

    Rocks!… Are on now….snort!… I do hope the Tigers and the Rockies get to play some games!… grunt!… That will be fun!

  157. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:15 pm on April 30th, 2010

    D a w s o n!… I like you a lot!… snort! … I don’t want to be mad at you for goodness sakes…grunt!… You are very entertaining always have me laughing!…gruff!… If anyone else dislikes their nickname I have started calling them…wheeze!…Just tell me “NO to the NAME”…cough!… I won’t call you that anymore, by golly! …. I will think of something ‘better’!… heh!

  158. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:20 pm on April 30th, 2010

    SiberH!… Are you kidding me?… snort!… Your best friend is out there telling every possible person who may want to adopt a Husky all the bad things about you guys???… grunt!… I actually think that’s brilliant!…wheeze!… Everyone should know what they are getting themselves into by adopting one of our guys!… grunt!… I don’t really think my friend knew what she was in for when she bought me…. mmmmmm!

  159. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:46 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Glub!Glub!… I love it when my Rockies have to play at San Fran…. snorkel!… the stadium is right beside the ocean… snort!… You can see the fog on the field…. My guys who are not use to humidity at all and are practically drowning while playing ball tonight… yikes!… But still ahead by 1… heh!

  160. Siberian Husky
    5:47 pm on April 30th, 2010

    It's the total truth Rio–only if they have never had a husky before. If they get through hearing all the bad things, then they have to fill out the application, and have a home check. We also check for a reference with their vet clinic, and we do follow up home visits.

    I am sure your friend loves you very much and is glad she chose you. It so often works out that you humans get the dogs and cats you were meant to have–divine help, I would say.

    Goodnight Everyone and have a great weekend!! I had better take off my eye makeup now and hit the sack.

  161. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:58 pm on April 30th, 2010

    heh heh heh!… SiberH!.. good night!

  162. AbbietheKitty
    6:35 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Hey Rio?

    Will you mop the floor with anyone who calls you that other name?

    Alice Johnson

  163. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:45 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Alice!… that’s almost the funniest thing you have ever said in a long time!…snort!… Be careful little girl, you are almost on the verge of greatness! ….grunt!… I can say no more

  164. AbbietheKitty
    6:49 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Why thank you my good puglet.

    I aspire to greatness, or, at least a lovely blonde bushy tail.

    Alice J.

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  165. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:21 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Alice!…Happy and Healthy!… That’s the way we need you… heh!…Please try to stay in a somewhat good mood too..gruff!

  166. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:32 pm on April 30th, 2010


    What does you book say about wiggle dogs of unknown origin??


    I agree with Dan. But what is a pup to do? Maybe you guys can talk mom into giving me a more dignified misnomer? Or maybe Dan has a suggestion?

    Sir Wolfe??

    Wolfe Dog, Esq?

    I'm not sure that it's "me".

  167. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:33 pm on April 30th, 2010


    If Molly were a pug, she would be MollyPop Mop!

    Betcha can't say it three times in a row really fast!

  168. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:34 pm on April 30th, 2010

    I wonder what tomorrow's post will be?

  169. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:39 pm on April 30th, 2010

    Rio, I think your friend must be a saint! Or at least someone with a great deal of patience. And I don't think you have it all that bad….museums, tacos, donut chews, internet access, MLB, your own remote control…..

  170. AbbietheKitty
    7:49 pm on April 30th, 2010


    Don't forget Riö's chicken wings and beer!


  171. AbbietheKitty
    7:51 pm on April 30th, 2010


    Gotta go to bed.

    Goodnight all.

    Alice Johnson

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