Only In Dreams: Sneak Peek – A Fistful Of Collars

We went out to the patio. We have a nice patio in back – this is at our place on Mesquite Road – with a stone fountain in the shape of a swan that Leda had installed before the divorce, but then wanted no part of when Bernie said she should take it with her. We had trouble understanding Leda, me and Bernie.

Bernie sat in his favorite patio chair, the one with the drink holder, and I sat beside him. The sun was going down, changing the colors of the canyon that runs behind Mesquite Road, a canyon inhabited by lots of creatures, including some fat javelinas. Until you’ve chased a javelina you haven’t lived, and I wouldn’t dream of living anywhere else, although once I did dream I was living in a dumpster, sort of a nightmare until it turned out the dumpster stood behind a fast-food place. Dreams: don’t ask me to explain them.

– from A Fistful Of Collars (coming Sept. 11)

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135 Responses to “Only In Dreams: Sneak Peek – A Fistful Of Collars”

  1. Tupper and Gilly
    9:50 am on August 23rd, 2012

    First? From the Really Long Show?
    No fried pickles for Bernie and Chet

    Good morning friends!

  2. BearSpiritDog
    9:50 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Hey! I’m first (I think)

  3. BearSpiritDog
    9:51 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Noooooo….Tupper&Gilly!

  4. OleyHowlers
    9:55 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Good morning.

    HAPPY Belated BiIRTHDAY to both Princess Sam and Abbie!!!!! So sorry we missed it (Mom’s fault because she once again left us iPawless).

  5. Rose
    9:59 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Good Morning Youse guys!

    T&G, are there any bears left? I think I will be doing some Christmas shopping at your mum and dad’s booth.

    Rio! Can it be? The Rockies sweeping the Mets? Be still my beating heart. The game is 1:10 New York time.

  6. B.Stover
    10:02 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Leda and the swan. Now I have to go re-read Yeats’ poem.

    Good morning all.

  7. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:03 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Peek!…Amazing! Just yesterday I was thinking, wouldn’t it be nice to see a sneak peek of AFOC…sniff!…So I SDD’d Agent Wookie and his little wookie-scouts and they went on a Mission to turn on the MCD – mind control device for all you new-comers…heh!…Seems to have worked like a charm. Only next time they need to set the Peek scale a bit higher for a few more paragraphs…snort!

  8. Masquers
    10:12 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Love reading the excerpts from AFOC & ACWI. Now that the MCD has been turned on we are getting sneak peaks. Thanks Agent Wöökie.
    Good morning to the Royal Mum & Dad. You are certainly first in our book. Those are some scary fair foods you have been describing. It’s hard to believe some folks are still walking around after sampling those menus.
    Rose: Two more days until you all meet!
    Belated Happy Birthday to our friend, Abbie and Good morning everyone.

  9. Tupper and Gilly
    10:19 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Happy birthday to all those we missed.

    HI WOSE! Two more days! Wahooooo!

    Everyone else – jump on a plane or have Wolfie blur you in and join us!

    We will be back LATE tonight. The WiFi pirates are about to take over.

  10. Rose
    10:20 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Belated Happy Birthday to both Abbie and Sammie!

    Masquers, I am getting more excited by the day about meeting the Royals! And, I must admit, that I will be looking for the fried dough booth.

    And, lest we forget, today is the one year anniversary of the eathquake that kind of shook the east coast.

    Rio, is the first time the Rockies ever swept anybody? (Because I just know the will win today!)

  11. BearSpiritDog
    10:22 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Tupper&Gilly: Bear (Fetish) Country is very popular. Just wait til Wose gets there!

    O.Howlers: Something you mentioned the other day has us pondering. Did we hear you right…Meashka doesn’t have a chip?

    B: Tell us about Yeat’s poem.

  12. OleyHowlers
    10:27 am on August 23rd, 2012

    We would love to sample those fried pickles. The fried spaghetti on the other hand…can we see a picture of that?

    Bear, you are correct. The Hot One is not microchipped.

  13. SnowBella
    10:31 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Wose: Yes, I will post that you hog the covers on this here blog in the middle of the night. Oh, that wasn’t what you meant?—Hogging the covers doesn’t bother Belle Starr so she doesn’t understand while it bothers me.

  14. dawson
    10:31 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Commander Rio: Brilliant tactic sending in the Wookie interns to learn at the paws of 007 Wookie whilst he activated the MCD.
    AbbietheKitty: Double tummies and salmon bonbons for you with belated wishes for Happy Birthday.
    Dan via Melanie: White Wings was given a 5 star rating by a member of the race committee for Buffalo Harbor Sailing Club. “It’s wonderful”, said Mollypop’s Mom.
    I would try a fried pickle at the state fair. I really would.
    Chet: You’re living the dream!

  15. BearSpiritDog
    10:32 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Barb&Magpie: Speaking of one more day tomorrow is the Big one for you! How was that dinner with Pat and husband last night? We are ever so thankful that you will be far enough away that she can’t request your assistance after you have moved. The memory of what happened to the Royals Mum comes to mind.

    O.Howlers: ???

  16. OleyHowlers
    10:45 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Bear?

  17. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:49 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Scouts!…I just heard the little wookie-scouts are back home safe and sound after their high adventure last night….wooooo!

    http://explore.org/#!/live-cams/player/service-puppy-cam

  18. Rose
    10:54 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Bear, you know how strong my bear fetish is! I’m sure an armload of bears will be coming home with me!

  19. Rose
    10:55 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Rebecca, I think there will be lots of cover hogging going on between my BFF and I.

  20. Siber-H
    11:02 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Dawson, I will give you credit where credit is due. You did post a link on yesterday’s blog.

    Happy Belated Birthday Abbie!!

    Rio, The game starts at 11am our time today. There is a huge article on Pacheco in the Albuq. Journal this morning.

  21. bluecat
    11:07 am on August 23rd, 2012

    Bee – OMD. I missed Leda and the Swan. I wonder what else I’ve missed. You and PSQA are the smartest people in the room.

    The little wookies are too cute. Thanks Dawson and Rio. Mom even figured out how to email the link to dog lover friends.

  22. B.Stover
    11:27 am on August 23rd, 2012

    In grad school I wrote a paper giving the opposite interpretation of Leda and the Swan: That she seduced him. If I ever get out of my easy chair, I’ll put something on my blog about the poem. Here’s a link to the Wikipedia article on the Greek myth and here’s a link to Yeats’ poem:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leda_and_the_swan

    http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/172064

  23. B.Stover
    11:28 am on August 23rd, 2012

    My comment giving links to the poem and myth is in moderation and I’m saying several four-letter words.

  24. OleyHowlers
    11:31 am on August 23rd, 2012

    OMC, Bluecat! Even after Bee mentioned Yeats, we were lost. Now that you posted, we finally googled. We want Prof Bee to teach a class on C&B because we are sure there is much that we didn’t catch.

  25. OleyHowlers
    11:32 am on August 23rd, 2012
  26. OleyHowlers
    11:33 am on August 23rd, 2012
  27. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:02 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Mythology!…It’s all Greek to me…snort!

  28. B.Stover
    12:16 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    I see my comment is no longer in moderation.

    Those are good links Howlers. Here is an example of a “deconstructed” interpretation (an “opposite” interpretation):

    The “sudden blow” is felt by Zeus/swan because he is staggered by Leda’s beauty (the “staggering girl” is metaphorical describing her beauty and its effect). Zeus/swan “holds her helpless b r e a s t upon his b r e a s t” (spaces are in case of moderation). If you pause before “helpless” (or put commas around the word) it is describing Zeus/swan as helpless.

  29. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:19 pm on August 23rd, 2012
  30. B.Stover
    12:22 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Just one more bit (I can’t help it….It’s fun!): “How can those terrified vague fingers push/The feathered glory from her loosening t h i g h s?” It is Zeus/swan who is terrified and trying to get away; the “vague fingers” are his and are “vague” because as swan he doesn’t really have them.

    The entire purpose of Leda’s s e d u c t i o n is because she does want to take on Zeus’ knowledge and power.

  31. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:31 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Stover!…In your opinion how does this relate to Chet and Bernie and Leda?…snort!

  32. Melanie
    12:33 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Good morning all, I see I don’t have to post the link. That 007 Wöökie and his 007.1 Wöökies are in control of the situation. Still hope that B&M “got” Pat!

    Been an emotional morning. Will write an email tomorrow to our email site when I know more.

  33. BearSpiritDog
    12:33 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Thanks for the links Oley and B. Will check them out in a minute. Right now we are watching those adorable little Wookies. Potty trained too and getting soooo big. “Look! There’s Mom”.

    O.Howlers: You are right…Professor B should be teaching a class here on the blog. As BlueCat has pointed out, she picks up on phrases that go right over the rest of our heads.

  34. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:38 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Melanie!…Oh no, this sounds foreboding. I am sending up pug-prayers for Dan and Zoe and of course you my dear…sniffle!

  35. Siber-H
    12:40 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Melanie, Husky hugs and prayers.

  36. Rose
    12:49 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Love and hugs coming your way, Melanie.

  37. B.Stover
    1:04 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rio: That’s an extremely good question. Leda is the one who had the fountain installed but “wanted no part of it” after the divorce. What do you think is going on?

  38. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    1:06 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Melanie: Me and the little Wookies and mom and dad all join in hugs and prayers for you and your family.
    Wookie

  39. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:13 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Stover!…I’m still pondering this…sniff!…The Swan is a fountain meaning water which could be considered a source of power if you have control of it in the desert….wheeze!…Thats as far as I got because Beau and I have been in a power-struggle over a certain tomatoe that got loose from its vine…heh!…Guess who has it now?

  40. B.Stover
    1:24 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rio: I really like that connection to water. I hadn’t thought of it….Something that is really important to Bernie. I wonder if he would think of the fountain as wasting water. I also wonder why Leda refuses to take it with her. Pondering….

  41. Siber-H
    1:32 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rio and Beau, DO NOT eat the tomato. They can be toxic to dogs and both of you are little guys.

  42. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:40 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Bananas!…How about bananas? Are they poisonous too? Beau stole a piece of banana this morning and hid it behind the chair where her mother cannot get to it…grunt!

    Question!… I think the big question is whether or not our esteemed author, short as he is, had a larger meaning in mind when choosing the name Leda for Bernie’s wife and giving her a fountain that is shaped like a Swan….wheeze! … Or was he just searching for names and he hit upon Leda and which made him think of a Swan which in the course of events turned into a fountain that they probably fought over because of Bernie’s view on wasting water…cough!sneeze!

  43. SnowBella
    1:43 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Melanie: Quilt. Now.

  44. OleyHowlers
    1:54 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Bee and Rio, this all such interesting pontification. Who’da thought our buddy Chet could write a book with such deep meaning (possibly) …

    Melanie, we are holding that quilt down tight around you and Zoe and Dan.

  45. Siber-H
    2:00 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rio, Bananas are okay. I stole one once myself and got half of it eaten before mom caught me.

  46. B.Stover
    2:06 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Part of the process is writing (creating) is subconscious, so one does not really know what the intention is, even the author.

  47. SnowBella
    2:23 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Melanie: Tenzing left the quilt to grab snacks to share with you. He should be back shortly. Have I mentioned that he makes a great pillow? Rest your weary mind and heart.

  48. OleyHowlers
    2:24 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    We don’t think Chet has any subconscious. He lives in the here and now. Like us. Maybe.

  49. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:27 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Intentions!…Actually, with our author I think everything is intentional…snort!… He does this sort of thing with words and names and such. There is an example in The Tutor that I can’t quite remember, but it had to do with the little girls bow and arrow, or the quiver or the sport of archery….grrrr!…I hate when I cannot remember stuff like that…grump!

  50. Masquers
    2:37 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    B: Excellent point about the writing process (not that we here would know anything about it). Writers often say how certain characters begin to channel their own version of the story.
    Melanie: Joining in the prayers and hugs for you, Zoe and Dan. Always remember…the Plunderers have “got your back”.

  51. B.Stover
    2:42 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Howlers: Since Chet is the narrator and Spence the author, it would be Spence’s subconscious that I’m referring to.

  52. BearSpiritDog
    2:52 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Grrr…Someone here missed today’s mail pickup so now its off to the Post Office to mail a certain package to the Awesome One. Hey! Maybe we can stop by Jack’s Place and p/u a hamburgler and fries…this could still turn out okay. Heh.

  53. Barb & Maggie
    2:57 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Haven’t had much time today to chit chat, sorry to say.

    Kelly came out and got a load of stuff and visited for a few minutes. Will be seeing much more of her soon.

    This morning the truck rental company called to verify the truck for tomorrow morning. Barb reserved it in July and has been back to U Haul twice to verify and give her credit card, etc. So this morning the lady says, why did you need 80 miles when you are moving from Crystal Lake to Woodstock? Barb said whaaaaa? We are moving from Lena to Woodstock, a 90 mile trip. We are scheduled to get the truck at 7:30 in Freeport. Ooops, says the lady, truck is in Cary Il, 100 miles away. She can get it to Freeport tomorrow by mid to late morning. Barb says no, no, no!
    Long story short, one of our blessed helpers is going to get the truck tomorrow at 6:00 a.m. and drive it to Lena, and then back to Woodstock. They gave us extra milage and threw in some blankets and a moving dollie. These kinds of things make Barb CRAZY.

    Bear, dinner was OK. Pat dominated the conversation talking about all her listings. Do we care at all?

    Then she talked in detail about her husbands prostate biopsy this moring, explaining how they have to go up thru his rectum and how he will bleed afterwards. Gross! The poor guy just sat there and said nothing as she went on and on while we were trying to eat!

  54. OleyHowlers
    3:02 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Bee, you’re referring to ? Heh heh

  55. B.Stover
    3:07 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Howlers: Ending with “to” is something up with which you will not put?

    I can’t remember the part of The Tutor that Rio is referring to. (I did it again….Heh!)

  56. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:13 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Stover!…I can’t remember what I am referring to either…grump!

  57. Melanie
    3:23 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    An email is at the Plunderers’ email address. I don’t know everything yet, but what I do know I is there. Didn’t mean to freak anyone out. Still pretty tired.

    I will know more in the next 2 days.

    Barb. Pat’s husband probably doesn’t hear her anymore!

  58. bluecat
    3:46 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rio & Bee – the Tutor thing had something to do with fletching, the feathers on an arrow. Was a character named Fletch or Fletcher?

    Melanie – prayer with all of you. It’s nice that he can write.

  59. B.Stover
    4:05 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    I’m laughing over Melanie’s comment about Pat’s husband not hearing her anymore.

    Bluecat: That doesn’t ring a bell for me. Rio?

  60. Barb & Maggie
    4:38 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Melanie, Thank you for sharing. I think you will feel some relief going forward.

    When we sign off this evening we will be MIA for a few days. Comcast is scheduled at the new house on Monday, and hopefully we will be up and running. Or maybe not. If you don’t hear from us Monday, don’t be concerned.

    Everyone will be in our thoughts and prayers till we are back with you.

  61. Siber-H
    4:50 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Barb, All the bad stuff will be over soon and you will be in your new house!

  62. Tyb
    5:06 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Greetings All,
    We’re still spinning our wheels here but want to take the time to send along a beautiful thought that came to us via email at work today.

  63. Tyb
    5:08 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Apologies to Prof. B. for the English in the earlier quote. I should have made some corrections, but the message is there.

  64. BearSpiritDog
    5:35 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Melanie: Thank you for letting us know. Lots of Love and Big Bear Hugs to all of you.

    Barb&Magpie: Moving van!…Murphy’s Law strikes again. Dinner with Pat…ugh…one last reminder you have made the right decision. Hoping your new home is sparkling clean and ready to welcome you with open (arms) doors. It will be wonderful to have your loved ones close by. Until Monday (we hope) when you can post again…may the move go smoothly. Talk to you then.

    TYB: A perfect quote we would like to see framed and hanging on the wall.

  65. OleyHowlers
    5:37 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Hugs to you, Melanie. And all of our love to Zoe, for whom this must be the most difficult. Thank you for sharing. God Bless Dan.

    Tyb, that is beautiful. Mom says she will hold that thought always.

  66. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    5:51 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Ditto was OH said to Melanie; it was perfect.

    Wookie

  67. AbbietheKitty
    5:53 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Wild excitement at the Puppy Cam…

  68. Wose
    5:58 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Hi Tyb! I love that quote.

    B&M, may everything go smoothly for you, and will wait to hear from you on Monday. May you both find love, peace, and happiness in your new home.

    Melanie, my love and prayers are with you, Zoe , and Dan always.

  69. SnowBella
    6:02 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    There is a small peak at Fistful in the facebookie box up top.

  70. SnowBella
    6:23 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Peek! Gah!

  71. Masquers
    6:35 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Homophones:
    peak, peek
    too, to
    their, there
    for, four

  72. OleyHowlers
    6:47 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Barb and Maggie, best wishes to you both for a successful, easy, smooth move and lots of happiness in your next phase of life.

    We look forward to hearing from you after you are moved in and back online, however long that may take.

  73. SnowBella
    6:52 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    What a great quote from Tyb. So far the section that belongs to Belle Starr looks a lot like a sparkly Swedish Fish.

  74. BearSpiritDog
    7:21 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Everybody: Nana just received news her granddaughter in GA was in a car accident. No details yet. Please send some special Plunderer prayers her way. I will let you know as soon as we hear more. Thank you so much.

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:22 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Maskers!…. Mask – Masque…snort!

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:23 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Accident!….Good grief! What a day today…sniff!…I sure hope she is okay Bear and Maskers….sniffle!

  77. AbbietheKitty
    7:27 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Prayers sent.

  78. Terry Ballard
    7:33 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Good night Chet.

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:34 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Staff!….My friend says I have to thank you for the box of “Goodies!”…snort!…She absolutely loves everything you sent and is sure she can use everything in her projects. And she says she laughed out loud at your card…grunt!…What was missing was anything for ME!ME!ME!…NOTHING for me what-so-ever in that whole big box of stuff…sniff!…I was right there looking at everything as she pulled it all out and there was NOTHING, I repeat NOTHING for me…wheeze!…Thank you very darned much Staff…phooey!

  80. Wose
    7:48 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Bear, you know that my good thoughts and prayers are with you and your humans always.

    xoxoxox

  81. Wose
    7:50 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rio! Whoooohoooo! Your Rockies had their brooms out, huh?

  82. OleyHowlers
    7:55 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Bear, lots of prayers and positive thoughts here. Tuck Nana in the quilt and give lots of kisses until she gets relief.

  83. Melanie
    7:56 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    I’m headed to bed early. Thanks everyone for everything.

    BearSpiritDog and Masquers, prayers for Nana’s granddaughter.

    TTFN

  84. SnowBella
    7:59 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    BSD: No need to ask twice.

  85. Siber-H
    8:17 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Bear, Prayers and thoughts for you and your family.

  86. B.Stover
    8:20 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Bear: I hope Nana’s granddaughter is okay. Good thoughts going out to you.

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:28 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Burgers!…We had burgers and fries for sup!sup!supper!…wooooo!…I got my share by golly..snort!

    Hotel!…Hell is facinating for my friend, me not so much I tend to doze off until i hear the words “Bedbugs”…snort!…Haven’t actually heard that word yet so….yawn!

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:42 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rose!…Sweep!sweep!Sweep!…Did the Rockies sweep? I could not listen to it today…sniff!…That really pissed me off too. Beau needs his own set of little headphones pronto because every time I put mine on he went wild and I had to put them away…grumble!

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:44 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rose!…What time are you an the professor leavin for the big Fair tomorrow??…snort!….I can’t wait to see photos and hear stories of you all …heh!

  90. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:49 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Bear Spirit Dog and Nana. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Wookie

  91. Siber-H
    8:56 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rio, I didn’t say anything about the game today because I did not know what you knew, which was apparently nothing. heh

  92. OleyHowlers
    9:18 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Dima has a big lump on his side. We didn’t see it happen. V-e- t tomorrow. Shhhh

    Ready to watch Burn Notice. Talk to you all tomorrow.

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Threes!…Well, they say stuff always comes in 3’s and here we have it, Dima’s lump…sniffle!…There will be Pug-prayers for Bear and Maskers girl, and Dima and family and of course Melanie, Zoe and Dan The Man!….wheeze!…No more news please, we here do not want to know anything more today..wuffle!

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:30 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    SiberH!…wheeze!…We just got back from the looooonnnnngggg walk and I still don’t know what the score was today….grunt!…That kind of news I can handle anytime…sniff!

  95. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:32 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rio, be nice, but I have a confession.

    I have never been to dish lickers and I don’t how and now I am worried about Melanie.

    Help. Somebody? Anybody?

  96. Gus & BooBear
    9:32 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Bear, prayers and purs for Nana’s granddaughter. Nothing scarier that just hearing a little bit.

    Melanie, we’re holding you, Zoe and Dan in our hearts. Always a tough step to take, but the help will be wonderful. The hospice people who worked with Dad’s Mom were wonderful. It is so painful to lose one we love a little at a time. Time to enjoy what you have now and also time to take care of yourselves. Be sure to bring out old pictures for Zoe. She will be able to see Dan as he once was as well as how he is now.

    Maggie, have fun at the doggie hotel while you Mom handles the move. Barb, enjoy the new house. Hope you won’t be out of touch for long.

    We haven’t heard from Jasper in quite a while. Hope all is well in the middle of the mitten.

    Wolfie, toffee….yummmmmmmmmmmmm!!

    Cat love to everybody…human, dog and cat!
    Gus & BooBear

  97. Gus & BooBear
    9:37 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Wolfie, check your SDD

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Toffee!…What toffee!?…heh!…I haven’t smelt toffee around here in ages…sniff!sniff!

  99. Gus & BooBear
    9:48 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Wolfie mentioned Christmas toffee yesterday (we think) and also toffee for the holiday snowhook boutique!

  100. Princess Sam
    9:48 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Toffee? Yes yes. Two years ago my family left the toffee on a table next to the couch so I ate some. Then everyone got all excited about the delicious chocolate on top. They called the vet. Man, what a fuss! Wolfie, your toffee is the bet!

  101. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:50 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Mentioned!?….Well there is Toffee-Talk, and then there is Toffee…grunt!…Toffee-Talk is all hot air and I can’t eat it…snort!

  102. Gus & BooBear
    9:50 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Wolfie, did that help?

  103. dawson
    9:55 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Prayers being said for Dan, Zoe, Melanie, Nana and her grand daughter and Dima tonight. May all the Plunderers sleep well.

  104. Siber-H
    9:55 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rio
    SWEEP
    The score was a strange one: One to Nothing

  105. Barb & Maggie
    10:00 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    OMD, is it almost toffee time again? Count us in for sure.

    Bear and Nana, We will be thinking about you tonight. Hope it is just minor injuries for your granddaughter.

    Will be holding Melanie, Zoe and Dan in our thoughts and prayers.

    Well, we must say adieu for now. Hope you have a great weekend. Will be checking back in on Monday or Tuesday.

    Shortly we will be off on our new adventure.

    Love, Barb and Maggie

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    ONE!…It only takes one point better to win!win!win!….Wooooo!….I heard that tomorrows game will not be televised either…grump!…What is up with that crap anyways?….grrrroooowwwwwllll!

  107. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:08 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Sniff. Sending love to the Montagues.

    Barb, we want photos of the new house, someday.

    Thinking good thoughts of Nana’s granddaughter and D i m a.

    Busy day under the quilt today.

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:12 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    OMDawg!…Chef Ramsey actually has a heart of gold and he made me and my friend both sniffle tonight at the end of Hotel Hell….wheeze!sneeze!cough!

  109. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:19 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    GAH!…Now she has Grimm on…snort!…Beau went behind the chair and I have both bugged eyes closed…sniff!…Is it over yet????…gah!…This new season is especially freaky and scary….oooooohhhh

  110. SnowBella
    10:21 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    The quilt can and does work wonders. I have no doubt that those huddled underneath or lying on top will be comforted, protected or guided in the ways that they need. I hope Tenzing didn’t eat all the snacks.

  111. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rebecca!…What did you Giants do to the Cabin In the Woods today?…hmmmmm?…snort!…Enquiring cabin-lovin’ minds want to know…heh!

  112. AbbietheKitty
    10:27 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rio,
    So sorry about your friends box. Staff did put some custom made salmon bonbons in it. Then she left the room to find the tape. Snicker. Alice and I enjoyed them very much. Why did you have to spill the beans? She would never have known! Ever.

    And speaking of eating stuff why did you have to send her that link to crazy Kats and get her all riled up? If anyone needs to look at that link it is Sammy’s girl. Sniff. That Sammy will eat anything. Chapstick! Yuck.

  113. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    AbbieTheFat!…My job is done here…heh!heh!hoooooo!…I bet you are on a diet starting NOW. …chorkel!…That is just a small pay-back for eating my treaties in the big box….sniff!

  114. SnowBella
    10:57 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rio: We put up the understated, flashing neon lights that spell out ‘Rio’s Huff ‘n Puff Hideaway. As soon as we plugged it in, we blew a circuit and every bulb.

  115. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:07 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Drat!…Bulbs can be replaced….snort!…But if’n youse guys ever decide to keep on building little Cabin’s In The Woods you could call them Rio’s Huff ‘n Puff Hideaway Baseball Park and charge a fortune to tourists…heh!…I bet all the Plunderers would have the first booking of every cabin you build (in the summer)…snort!

  116. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:13 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Sleds!…You guys could charge for sled rides – the kind AJ the Giant and the A-Team take on training runs before the snow falls…wooooo!…And then you could offer river-rafting trips…snort!…Youse guys would make a fortune….wheeze!…Especially if you hire me and my friend. We could come up and she would cook big ole meals for all of your guests and I could be the bar-tender…heh!…I already have the black bow tie. Dunno what Beau would do yet…sniff!…Course, we would need our own Cabin In the Woods with indoor plumbing…chuffle!

  117. SnowBella
    11:16 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rio: We could name the cabins like:

    B’s Read is Not a Noun Chalet
    SiberH’s Idugahole Hidey-hole
    Stinky Mama’s Mansion
    Macy’s Dainty Licks Den

    You get the idea…

  118. SnowBella
    11:20 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rio: Beau can assist Luna and Belle Starr with the greeting duties.

  119. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:21 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Names!…I love it! Yes I do!…heh!…Maybe on special occasions during the summer Golinka and The Story Teller would come up and set up shop during the day and at night he would tell stories to all the guests as they gather round a great big fire and eat good food (prepared by my friend and Golinka)….droool!

  120. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:28 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Greeting!…Oh my Dawg! That is Beau’s specialty, believe it or not…heh!…One day my friend will video him greeting someone, even a stranger, at the door…grunt!…Pathetic appeal for attention if you ask me.

  121. Tupper and Gilly
    11:29 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Now who in their right mind would stay in “Stinky MAma’s Cabin”?

    Hi everyone (who is still awake). Day 3 of the Really Long Shew is done, and we are back at the hotel with our feet up, cold (non-alcoholic) beers in hand.

    Tried to find more unusualk foods to report, but I think most of the strange things have been noted. Except today, on the way to “the ladies room, the following conversation was overheard:

    Ohh, lets go to this booth – they have fried ‘elephant ears’!”
    “Oh no – what did they do with the rest of the elephant?”

    Seriously. And yes, one of the conversationalists had hair the color of honey in the sun….not that we encourage blond jokes or anything…

    BSD – we just read about the granddaughter – prayers indeed. Please keep us informed.
    Melanie – you know where to find us. Sending love to all of you.
    Barb – sending good thoughts of easy moving to you – and best wishes the new house.
    Bee – sometimes you are so smart, you scare us, really you do.
    Siber and Rio – glad to hear your good news about Rocks. Does this mean the wedding is back on?

  122. SnowBella
    11:29 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Maybe Beau and Belle Starr are long lost relatives.

  123. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:35 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Golinka!….Did you read my theory on the Swan and the fountain?…sniff!…I can be smart too sometimes…burp!scratch!

    Beau!…He actually squeals with joy when someone comes through the door…gah!spit!…What a ninny!

  124. SnowBella
    11:38 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Yep, definitely long lost relatives.

    Golinka: Would you be interested in staying in the Stinky Mama Mansion if Peeps were available on the pillows instead of chocolate?

  125. Siber-H
    11:40 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    T&G NO

    Night All

  126. Tupper and Gilly
    11:42 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rio – we know you are very, very smart. Especially your hind quarters.

    Bella – hmmm, Peeps on the pillow….well, now, we may just have to talk.

  127. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:42 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Stinky!… Is relative…heh!…My friend says she has to sleep with two snoring, burping, farting pugs all night long, could anything be worse?….sniff!…I think she is exaggerating the total experience….wheeze!cough!…She says she would pay good money to sleep in a Stinky Mama Cabin sans Pugs….sniff!

  128. Tupper and Gilly
    11:47 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Eyes getting heavy…must sleep….g’night all.

  129. SnowBella
    11:49 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rio’s Friend could sleep in the Sans Snore and Snort cabin.

    Night, T&G.

  130. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:49 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    I mention Toffee because it reminds us of Christmas and cold winter nights and storms that sweep down the mountains.

    We are sick and tired of this blasted heat!

  131. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:51 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Rebecca!…Someone here says she likes it and is counting on it sometime soon in the near future…heh!…Goodnight all!

  132. SnowBella
    11:59 pm on August 23rd, 2012

    Night, Rio.

    We could out toffee on the pillows of the bed in the Wigglebutt Blur-ungalow.

  133. Wose
    6:31 am on August 24th, 2012

    Rio! Your Rockie won 1-0. I will charge up the Prof’s camera tonight so he can take lots of pictures.

    Rebecca! Will Belle Starr squeal when she and I meet? Will she do pawstands too? I just don’t want to get splorted on.

    Ummmmm…..toffee

  134. Wose
    6:44 am on August 24th, 2012

    Rio! Our ETA at the fair is sometime between 12:30 and 1:00.

  135. OleyHowlers
    6:49 am on August 24th, 2012

    Have fun, Wose! And please try a fried pickle for us.

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