Parrot News

“Here’s something that relates to To Fetch A Thief,” Spence says. “The Philippine coastguard raided an animal-smuggling boat and seized a critically-endangered parrot, the red-vented cockatoo.”

“Remember that parrot scene in Dog On It?” Admin says.

“This one?” says Spence:

She opened the door, we went in and there was the bird, perched in a cage that dangled from the ceiling.

“Che-et.” Bernie spoke my name in a stretched out way he used when he had a concern about what might be coming next. And sure, because of my leaping ability – I’d been the best leaper in K-9 class, which had led to all the trouble in a way I couldn’t remember exactly, although blood was involved – how could I not wonder a bit about certain possibilities? But I wasn’t about to find out now, was I? We were on the job. Thump thump. “Good boy.”

The bird – green with scaly yellow legs and feet and a weird spiky comb on the top of its head – made a horrible croaking noise.

“Hear that?” said Cynthia.

“What?”

“He said, ‘Madison rocks.’ She taught him. He can say other things, too.”

Whoa. Cynthia was claiming that he – this beady-eyed inmate – could talk? I didn’t buy it.

“His name’s Cap’n Crunch.”

Cap’n Crunch bobbed his head back and forth, an ugly, lizard-like motion, and made the horrible croaking noise again. It ended in a high-pitched squeak that hurt my ears. One glance at Bernie and I knew he wasn’t hearing that squeak. Bernie missed some things, true, but you had to admire him: he never let his handicaps get him down.

“What else can he say?”

Oh, Bernie, please.

Welcome Abbey.

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108 Responses to “Parrot News”

  1. LizF
    9:04 am on August 13th, 2011

    That’s such a funny scene, I love it.

    Here’s the cookbook cover. I tried to put it up earlier but it wouldn’t load. Let’s see if this works…

  2. Melanie
    9:15 am on August 13th, 2011

    That is gorgeous LizF!

    Love the dog at the top and the “k”‘s tail (wagging!)

    Awesome

  3. LizF
    9:20 am on August 13th, 2011

    Thanks Melanie! (It might appear again, I was having trouble posting and maybe did a double Dawson). My connection really sucks.

    How’s YSAS, is he all recovered from his duelling injury?

  4. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:20 am on August 13th, 2011

    Liz: I love it! That is absolutely, positively terrific!!!

  5. LizF
    9:23 am on August 13th, 2011

    Thanks KT. Let’s see if i can put up an internal page…

  6. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:23 am on August 13th, 2011

    Or perhaps I should say it is absolutely, pawsitively terrific!!!

  7. Mollypop
    9:25 am on August 13th, 2011

    Liz – You are so talented! I love that cover.

  8. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:26 am on August 13th, 2011

    Liz: It’s getting even better! Even Rio has to agree that this was worth waiting for!!!

  9. Rose
    9:29 am on August 13th, 2011

    Liz: What a wonderful cover, and I love the internal page! Tip-top job!

    Good Morning All!

  10. dawson
    9:29 am on August 13th, 2011

    Spence: A gorgeous parrot. Best left in the wild.

    Ooooooh!
    LizF: That is dog-gone wonderful. I love the dog. I love the gingham. I love the cutlery font with the run-away “k”. I love the Shakespeare. I love the colours. I love it all! Very classy. Thank you LizF for your artistic part in this.

    Speaking of Artists…Wow!
    T&G & B&S’s mum and dad both are talented artists. Congratulations on your blue ribbons and thanks for posting pictures (with Melanie’s help). Your work is beautiful.

  11. Barb & Maggie
    9:32 am on August 13th, 2011

    See Rio, Good things come to those who wait! Love the cover. I know you said it is available to Plunderers, but can we buy extra copies for gifts. Will that be thru Snoowhook?

    Couple of things before Barb takes off this morning. She has to pick up a meat order from the locker, and then drive to Rockford, about 1 hour away, to meet up with Jessica, DIL, and Lyla and Jackson. Jackson is a non-stop 2 yr. old, so we have to meet at a Burger King with a playground.

    First of all, we feel better after some good sleep.

    Second, a friend who had read The Help twice, because she like it so much, just saw the movie. I think it was Masquers that wasn’t sure they wanted to see it. She loved the movie, and said they foloowed the book very closely. She thought the cast was nicely cast. I think Skeeter is Ron Howards’s daughter. She said she liked it so much she will buy the dvd.

    Has Spence mentioned any book stores yet where he will be doing book signing like last year?

    When are the Royal Mum and Dad coming back from NM? Hope they have safe travels.

    TTFN

  12. dawson
    9:36 am on August 13th, 2011

    Oh and there’s an interior page! Very nice. Love innocent looking Sam with the tell-tale paw prints. And the Corgi’s sharing a plate. Thanks to Melanie for the photography work and to B.Stover for the editing and quotes.

  13. LizF
    9:37 am on August 13th, 2011

    Thanks to B and Barb and Melanie again for all their work on this.

    I know it won’t be what everyone wanted, there was talk that Siber should be on the cover, or Whitey-L, or maybe even Rio (suggested by Rio). However, it is CHOCK-FULL of the best sounding recipes, i can’t wait to try them!

  14. Barb & Maggie
    9:39 am on August 13th, 2011

    Liz, You are amazing! We love it. It is so much more then we imagined!

  15. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:41 am on August 13th, 2011

    Rebecca: Check your SDD when you get a chance. I know you’re celebrating AJ’s birthday today, so no hurry!

    Happy Birthday AJ!!!

  16. Melanie
    9:51 am on August 13th, 2011

    Liz, the inside pages look even better!

    YSAS is doing well. Please cross paws, claws, tails and fingers because he’s going up for a role in an Indi SAG movie! Audition is today!

    Good morning all. Got down to 50 degrees for the last two night. Not sure if my 1 flower on my tomato plants and 3 flowers on my Pole beans are going to make it!

  17. LizF
    9:53 am on August 13th, 2011

    That’s great, fingers crossed! (What’s SAG?)

  18. Melanie
    9:58 am on August 13th, 2011

    Screen Actor’s Guild (Union)

    Just sent a FB message to AJ!

  19. Barb & Maggie
    9:59 am on August 13th, 2011

    We will keep all of the above crossed for him, Melanie.

    Taking off now for Rockford. Be back this afternoon.

  20. Sam
    10:04 am on August 13th, 2011

    I see my picture in the cookbook!

  21. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:06 am on August 13th, 2011

    Sam: You look too innocent in that picture. Maybe it was taken after you got into some Chapstick?!

  22. B.Stover
    10:16 am on August 13th, 2011

    I agree with you Chet–oh, please! But it is a beautiful bird. Thanks Spence for the picture.

    Good morning all. (I look at the blog later than usual and there are already 20 comments!)

  23. B.Stover
    10:17 am on August 13th, 2011

    Liz: The cookbook is superb! Excellent job!! Thank you so much. When and where can we get it?

  24. Tupper and Gilly
    10:24 am on August 13th, 2011

    greetings Plunderers from the (spotty cell coverage) wilds of New Mexico!

    We vote for Liz as Best Cookbook Creator ever in the whole world. THANK YOU Liz. We can’t wait to see the whole thing.

    Happy Birthday AJ and have a great celebration

    Keeping paws crossed for Barb and Maggie on the house sale/showing

    Rio- when your friend gets home with her sore feet, be sure to share your cupcKe things with her. She will have earned them! So glad that she doesn’t have that swollen leg problem anymore and can do 5k!

    Going into a part of town with no cell service but with a GREAT flea market! Catch you all later ( depending on atmospheric conditions)

  25. Melanie
    10:26 am on August 13th, 2011

    Have fun Barb! Does MagPie get to go too?

    Our Jesse is a bird person. They have two parrots. They inherited one from someone who couldn’t take care of it anymore. Jesse tells some pretty funny stories about them. They seem to be just as particular as some of the Pack!

  26. Melanie
    10:29 am on August 13th, 2011

    B.Stover, “ask.com” is down right now and no one else seems to have an answer about the curly tailed dogs having more bones or not.

    The answers range from “they are bred that way” or “the cartilage does it” or “all dogs have curly tails.” Yeah, right. Now the pack’s tails are down unless they are barking to get someone’s attention on the street then their tails will be straight out or up a bit.

    So at this point. . . I don’t know.

  27. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:30 am on August 13th, 2011

    T&G: I hope your mom and dad have fun at the flea market, but you might want to remind them that the airlines charge heavily for extra bags!

  28. dawson
    10:35 am on August 13th, 2011

    Oooooh!
    Happy Birthday AJ!
    Fingers and toes crossed for YSAS. I’m a great fan of Indie movies ever since I attended a Bollywood party.
    Rio’s friend: Good on ya!
    Off to the salt mine. Enjoy the day.

  29. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:45 am on August 13th, 2011

    Dawson: Have you finshed the ARC yet?

  30. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:01 am on August 13th, 2011

    Wow!

    Fantastic job, Liz!

    I love it!!!

    Hang on a second while I stand up:

    Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap
    Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap Clap

  31. Sam
    11:06 am on August 13th, 2011

    Kirby, of course I look innocent. I practice this look in front of the mirror when no one’s home.

  32. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:07 am on August 13th, 2011

    Happy Birthday, A.J.!

    This is going to be your Lucky Year!

    After all, it is the year of the bunny!

  33. Melanie
    11:09 am on August 13th, 2011

    I tried to find the 5k Riö’s friend might be running in, but there were over 10 being run today!

    So here’s to Riö’s friend!

  34. Melanie
    11:22 am on August 13th, 2011

    Or maybe that’s walking in. . .

    Anyhoo, Franklin has a tropical storm named after him! And just like Franklin it’s being a good tropical storm and not going to hit North America.

  35. B.Stover
    11:24 am on August 13th, 2011

    Melanie: I’ve been finding different answers regarding bones in a dog’s tail. There may be three to five depending on the breed. Another answer was that there are as many bones in a dog’s tail as in the human tailbone….?? I’ll check further.

  36. Siber-H
    11:38 am on August 13th, 2011

    Liz, That cookbook is just fantastic!!
    I think it was wise not to put a picture of just one of us dogs on the cover. The other dogs might have started howling or grumping about it.
    That cookbook will make a great Christmas present.

    Paws crossed for YSAS as well as for our engaged couple and their house inspection.

  37. Siber-H
    11:47 am on August 13th, 2011

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY to AJ!! HAPPY TRAILS!!

  38. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:02 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Today is especially special. Not only is it AJ’s birthday, but it’s a special day for a few special people as well. So in honor of Mom and maybe a few of youse other people out there:

    :) HAPPY LEFTHANDERS DAY!!! :)

  39. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:04 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Oh, yeah. Spence and Admin are both left-handed, too!!!

  40. B.Stover
    12:13 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Happy Birthday AJ!

    My brother is left-handed. I’ll have to send him an email message.

    Here is a link to an article about anything you’d ever want to know about a dog’s tail. Apparently it is made of 6 to 23 vertebrae….that means “bone” I think.

    http://www.petplace.com/dogs/structure-and-function-of-the-tail-in-dogs/page1.aspx

  41. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:18 pm on August 13th, 2011

    My friend Missy, who went over the Rainbow Bridge, had to have the end of her tail amputated, because she hurt it, then she kept wagging it and hitting it on things and never even noticed that it kept getting hurt again and again. And tails are very hard to keep bandages on!

  42. B.Stover
    12:31 pm on August 13th, 2011

    It’s the full Sturgeon Moon tonight. (Named by Native Americans because of plentiful fish in the Great Lakes area. Also called Full Grain Moon and Green Corn Moon…..according to Farmer’s Almanac.)

  43. Snowhook Bella
    12:56 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Oh, Dishlickers is absolutely wonderful! I agree with everyone else: the runaway K, the knife and fork, the colors, the dog at the top—and that’s just the cover. Thank you not only to Liz, but B, Melanie, Barb and all those who contributed to the cookbook.

    Wookie: The only night that you and I are likely to be on the blog at the same time at a regular hour my time and I missed it. I understand your mom’s need to go to a quilt shop in the wee hours for a bit of savings. I love fabric; sometimes on lunch rather than eat, I’ll got to the fabric store and just walk up and down the isles.

    AJ said to thank everyone for their birthday wishes. I haven’t given him his surprise yet. As far as he knows, he isn’t getting anything; I may have told him a white lie…or two…or three. I’m sure he’ll forgive me—afterall, how else is he going to listen to Chet and Bernie’s adventures on the trail?

    It looks like this might be one of the last days of the season to paint outside. I better get to it.

  44. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    2:19 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Wow! The Dishlickers Cookbook looks totally awesome. Liz, what you have created is a true work of art!!!!!! I don’t think any of us anticipated anything quite like this. And thanks to everyone else who helped in the production too. All I can say is yum, yum!
    Well, back to sleep now– still catching up after last night’s late adventure. My dad has a story to post later regarding it, confirming Chet’s universal appeal, even to quilters, but too long to get into now. Ta-ta for now. Wookie

  45. Masquers
    2:23 pm on August 13th, 2011

    We are up very late
    because we were also
    very late last night
    good day to everyone

  46. Masquers
    2:43 pm on August 13th, 2011

    The Cookbook is completed!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you Liz!!!
    and Melanie, B.Stover, B&M too!!! As someone we all know would say,
    “It is a thing of Beauty” (and will be a joy forever)

    Happy Birthday AJ!!! It’s going to be a good one!

    Macy, I wish I was there to let that stupid woman know what’s up!

    Did anyone see the meteor shower last night?

  47. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:10 pm on August 13th, 2011

    I nominate LizF to design the next Chet book cover!

  48. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:13 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Ooh, Wolfie! Great idea!!!

  49. B.Stover
    4:04 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Blast! I didn’t see the meteor shower last night.

    I agree with Wolfie.

  50. Masquers
    5:04 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Wolfie: I agree with Kirby T. & B.

  51. dawson
    5:05 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Barb and Maggie! I knew I was forgetting to thank someone who worked long and hard on the recipes for the cookbook. Thank you for all your hard work.

    Kirby T. Penworthy: Yes, I have finished the ARC. It was even better than imagined. I’m looking forward to reading the book now.

  52. Masquers
    5:11 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Liz: Forgot to mention – the Appetizer page with the Boys is purrrrfect! (as is the one with Sam & T&G) And, a very clever cover too.

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:53 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Liz!….The Plunderers Cookbook is a thing of beauty! I love, love, love it!…snort!… And I’ve only seen four pages so far!…wooooooo!… Thank you to all who contributed and worked on this piece of Art!….snorkel!

    Farm!…After the 5K race, my friend did not win by the way, we went out to the farm to see Pepper…snort!… This is the only place someone seems to be able to take decent photo of me…sniff!…She says I am distracted and don’t notice the camera as much. This is not true. I was having so much fun with Pepper that I just didn’t care that it was there…heh!

    Photo!…Here’s Pepper and I playing a game we call Simon Says….snort!

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:54 pm on August 13th, 2011
  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:56 pm on August 13th, 2011
  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:57 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Pepper!…She lost cause she stuck out her tongue again…snort!

  57. Barb & Maggie
    6:00 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Thank you all, but we hate to even take any credit, because what we did was very small compared to all the others who worked on the cookbook.

    Dawson, Indie film means independent, not India (Bollywood) doesn’t it?

    Feedback from the showing – “showed well, client loved the house”. Nothing else yet as far as bringing the SO out to see it.

    No I didn’t get to go meet up with DIL to give her the meat. When Barb and DIL stopped at Burger King there was a huge rain storm. They decided to wait it out so they wouldn’t get drenched while dividing up the meat packages at their side-by-side tail gates. When they went out to the cars, DIL had left all 4 windows and the skylight open. She had standing water on the floor mats, and the entire interior was soaked. This is same DIL that suspended the chicken above the water on a rack to stew it. She drives a 2010 Land Rover which is all computerized.
    Guess it was malfunctioning on the way home. She is darling but she does have blonde hair (is that sexist to say?).

  58. Melanie
    6:01 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Riö, you two are so cute!

    The Cake Boss was great. Buddy was just like himself on the show. He had people come up and had contests to see who could decorate the best cupcakes. He had story time about his family and how he got to be a baker. There was a Q&A time and he decorated a wedding cake while he talked. White cake, chocolate piping and red roses.

    I want his tee shirt gun!

  59. Melanie
    6:02 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Oh, Barb and MagPie, that is too bad about DIL’s car. It does remind me though to close the subaru’s windows.

    Yes, and Indie means Independent

  60. BearSpiritDog
    6:08 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Thank Dog I’ll be home soon! So much is happening I can hardly keep up. Holiday Fundraisers, the Wonderful Dishlickers Cookbook, our Beautiful Patches! The Plunderers Rule. WoooHooo!!!

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:27 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Wildest!…..heh!snort!heh!… I just read what happened last night after we had to go to bed so early…snort!… My brother Redbone was sure on a roll….chorkel!… Then there was Wookie at the Quilt Store at 3:30am. What a hoot!….sneeze!… I can’t wait to hear what Wookie thinks of In Their Wildest Dreams….Ooohhh Boy! Oh boy!…snort!

  62. Masquers
    6:39 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Barb: DIL having a Blonde moment, hmmm? lol. I can just see the expression on your face.

    Rio you & Pepper are sooooo cute! What a pair.

  63. Rose
    6:56 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Melanie:

    Good luck to YSAS!

    AJ: Very happy birthday to you!!

    Melanie: Do you owe AJ a cake?

    Rio: You and Pepper are adorable. I don’t see any evil on your face at all. Especially love the picture where you are yawning.

  64. Melanie
    7:03 pm on August 13th, 2011

    I did write him on FB and sent a picture of Patsy and said “Party Hearty”.

    Little exhausted here.

    YSAS said the audition went ok. (That’s what he always says unless he really flubs it) and they mentioned where they will be holding the call backs.

    I told him that was good, because they didn’t have to mention that.

    Barb and MagPie, I’m glad she had what ever moment because I did get the car windows rolled up!

    I’m totally zonked. Too much perfume in the theater!! Good show though, so I’ll suffer.

    But with the allergies acting up and going to bed! Whew!
    TTFN

  65. Barb & Maggie
    7:06 pm on August 13th, 2011

    We are going to have a pork chop from our meat order tonight. Hope it is good. Barb couldn’t quite make the leap to vegetarian but she does try to buy meat from animals that have been humanely raised. Probably not the case with the Omaha Steak Co. but she tries. This pork came from a small local farmer who just has a few animals and they are taken right in to the locker, so they don’t have to stand around being scared or living in horrible conditions.

    Tonight we are going to watch an Indie film – The Visitor that we got thru Netflix. Here is what it says on the cover “Widowed professor discovers an immigrant couple squatting in his Manhattan flat and becomes wrapped up in their ives when Tarek is thrown into a detention center….Director Thomas McCarthy’s follow-up to his indie hit The Station Agent premired at Sundance at 2008.

    Did anyone see it? Will let you know tomorrow if it is thumbs up or down.

    The last one we watched, The Straight Story was just so-so. No it was not a G & L movie -the old guys name is Alvin Straight, and I think it was a true story.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:07 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Birthday!….I heard a nasty rumor that today is AJ’s birthday!…heh!… Boy did I have a hard time finding a card for him….sniff!… I don’t know him very well so I had to be real careful as to not offend him…grunt!….Here’s yer card AJ. I hope you had a great day and Rebecca was able to surprise the hell outta you with that toy she bought ya….chorkel!

    http://www.americangreetings.com/ecards/view.pd?i=544049498&m=9432&rr=y&source=ag999&c=emag63458

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:09 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Indie!…Those are our favorite types of films…snort!snort!… The Visitor is an Excellant movie…sniff!…Excellant to the Max!…wuffle!

  68. LizF
    7:32 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Thank you guys for all those nice comments!

    B, the cookbook full version is now with Rebecca, who will be putting it on her blog (?) or at Mushers Mercantile (?) to sell it and distribute via email…i’m assuming. Is that right, R?

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:40 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Liz!… Is there any “cheap” way to publish this thing?…snort!…Or did we cover that a long time ago before we knew what a work of Art it would be?…heh!…I’m just tickled all the way down to the end of my curly tail!…snorkel!..I’ve heard it is curly, I’ve actually never seen it, but that is beside the point…grunt!

  70. Barb & Maggie
    7:41 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Rio, Now we are really excited about watching the movie, thanks.

    Also watched your ecard to AJ. Very funny, and Barb says that reinforces her thinking that we are better off with just girls in this household. She says guys make too many rude sounds. But we still wish AJ a very happy – and noisy- birthday.

    Tonight with our movie and pork chop, we are also having these items from the garden: garlic, green peper, onion and potatoes. Barb is going to do a Mediterrian chop, with all those things thrown into a dish and baked. Throw on some olive oil, Med. spices and lemon juice, and VIOLA! As Ingrid says.

    Gotta go start din din and then the movie.

    Oh, one really GROSS story first – today when Barb was driving to Rockford, she picked up her water bottle, which did not have a top on it. Took a big swig and felt something strange in her mouth. She spit it out on to her hand and guess what it was? A big old, live, squirmy earwig!!! She said she was yelling and screaming in the car, because it was incredibly gross. Do you all know what an earwig is? Thank dog she didn’t swallow it!

  71. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:45 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Barb: Mom says OMD! She would have been screaming, too! Yuck!!! As for me, what’s the problem? Bugs are pretty tasty!

  72. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:48 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Rio: Didn’t Bee find a place that would bind books pretty inexpensively? I think she was having her blog bound for her brother.

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:51 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Vistor!… Just keep in mind this movie is not an Adventure, it is a moving story that “unfolds” just as the main character “unfolds”…heh!…I just thought of that. I should write Reviews…snort! …What a life that would be!…wow!

    Bugs! … In drinks…heh!…Don’t get me started on that topic!…chorkel!

  74. Masquers
    7:51 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Rio, a BD card only a guy could appreciate (and I’m sure he will)

    B&M: an earwig-ewwwwww!

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:54 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Kirby!…That is exactly what I had in mind while I was asking the question about Cheap Publishing. Foodie minds think alike…heh!… I was hoping Liz or Stover would maybe be able to steer us in the right direction or have some good ideas…wheeze!

  76. B.Stover
    8:00 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Yes, I have a place to get the cookbook bound called Shared Book. I’ll put the address up tomorrow. They do an excellent job. I think Staff said she was taking her copy to Kinkos to get a spiral binding.

  77. Barb & Maggie
    8:01 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Rio, We like movies that unfold and yes, you could write reviews. That was better than most of the C & B reviews that we read. And you didn’t give away the plot.

    Barb has her dinner ready to go into the oven so we will go start the movie.

    We are also having a fresh heirloom tomato tonight, one of our first. This is a Paul Robieson, one of our all time favorites. Yum! BBL

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:17 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Published!… Stover! I knew you had a great place in mind!…heh!… Don’t start the presses yet though. We probably need to get Spencer’s signature on a release form…snort!…Is he the only human pictured in the book?…heh!… I hope he doesn’t want a ‘Cut’ of the proceeds to Snowhook Kennels…grumble! ….That would be just like the little pointy headed guy…burp!cough!

  79. Staff
    8:42 pm on August 13th, 2011

    OMG the cover is GREAT!!!

    And the pages…SUPERB!!! Liz you are the very very best. I can’t believe how good we look in print and it is all due to you.
    (and B. and Barb & Maggie and Melanie) Spence should be so lucky to have you work on one of his books!

    Rio I am very impressed with your rick-rack tongue in the first picture.

    Happy Birthday to AJ.

    good luck to McKey….

    Good luck to Barb and Maggie for the house.

    Hey! I wasn’t the only one up late last night/morning. We got home from the fireworks at 2:00 a.m. Now I have to go check last nights posts and see what Debbie L-M was doing.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:50 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Ric-rack!…Tongue!… Staff, that is just one of my very varied talents…heh!snort!heh!

    Moon!…We knew Staff would be over the moon with the finally partially revealed Cookbook!…heh!…Wait till she reads what Wookie and gang were up to early this morning…chorkel!

  81. Staff
    9:02 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Hey Rio! I just read about Debbie L-M’s foray to the quilt store in the middle of the night. The quilt store I like to play at hasn’t done that, but she has two sales a year that I have gone to.

    One in Jan. or Feb is pajama day and you have to come in pajama’s, slippers and bring your teddy bear/doll to get the full discount.
    The other on is Christmas in July and you have to wear a winter coat with extra discount savings for hat, gloves or mittens, scarf and boots. It is always steamy hot that weekend and the poor quilters come in bundled up and get their tag saying what their discount is and immediately undress. Tooo funny!

    Ahhh but we do have fun!

  82. Staff
    9:14 pm on August 13th, 2011

    I am still amazed at the talented Liz and our cookbook. I have been thinking about the book and am so impressed.

    About Rio’s list of ways to make money for Snowhook. I could certainly make items for the Mushers Mercantile if Rebecca will trust us to ship out the items once they are purchased. I think we have a good track record there. Except for one…heh heh heh

    I have to admit I am a person who is no good at production sewing. I get excited about doing something different but have a lot of trouble doing two things the same. I have never made mittens or socks because of that. One is fun and two is work. So I don’t know if I can promise to make very many ‘socks’ for the Iditarod. I would happily donate to pay for the materials or for someone else to sew them.

    I like the cookbook on the blog idea. It looks so professional that I think it would be a great seller. I am glad we included some dog treats in it too.

  83. Tyb
    9:22 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Rio,
    Just logged in and want to thank you for posting the pictures of you and Pepper.
    You certainly are two good lookers.

  84. Masquers
    9:25 pm on August 13th, 2011

    The Infamous Trigger relaxing in the backyard after the Meatloaf Caper.

  85. OleyHowlers
    9:39 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Hey Plunderers ! Mom & Pop are slowly coming back to reality…they were busy cooking all afternoon/evening. And then they made a quickie meal of grilled portabellas, corn on the cob, and tomato salad. They froze all the great-smelling, great-looking tomato soup and spaghetti sauce they spent all that time making. Is that wierd or what?

    The Dishlickers Cookbook is the most awesome thing we have ever seen! Yippee !!! You guys never cease to amaze us.

    You guys have been very busy it seems…don’t know if we’ll ever catch up.

  86. Buddy and T.C.
    9:40 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Masquers, Thats a great picture of Trigger! T.C. and I are so very happy to have our whole family back together. I can’t stop kissing Meashka.

  87. Tupper and Gilly
    10:00 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Hey everyone!
    It’s been an interesting day both here and on the blog. But the cell keeps cutting in and out as there are massive storms in the area. Not great for the show but desperatly needed and therefore greatly appreciated by the local folks.
    Tomorrow is a day of rest thank dog. Hope to talk to you all more then

    Mama gets home late, late Tuesday night. Yippee!

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:14 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Safe!….Staff you seem to be suggesting that we are the only ones who have not yet mailed our Auction Item off to its rightful owner….grunt!… Well, you are correct in that assumption. The Fan is still here safe and sound. With us moving, Dawson in Canada, and you guys at the Farm this week watching fireworks, it seems natural that I am still guarding it from any harm…snort!…The Spanish Fan is safe and sound here in Colorado. Soon it will be on its way to Minnesota. Gawd knows where it will finally call home…huffle!… Here is a hard fought photo to prove I am telling the truth…..sniff!

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:34 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Booties!….It is starting to sound like I will be sewing all these booties by myself…grunt!cough!yeep!

  90. Staff
    10:58 pm on August 13th, 2011

    I am sure Dawson is glad you are guarding the fan, Rio, and we did tell you there was no rush. I am just like BStover. I can’t resist pulling your…..er….leg.

    Heh heh heh

  91. dawson
    11:05 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Rio: Way to focus at the Simon Says game. Excellent pictures of you and Pepper and of you and my (some day) Spanish Fan.

    Oops: Duh! I was so looking forward to seeing YSAS being the bad guy in a Bollywood film. Heh.

  92. Barb & Maggie
    11:10 pm on August 13th, 2011

    We are off to bed. just finished watching the movie, The Visitor. You are right Rio, it was Excellent. Loved it, and you are right, he did unfold. What an uptight dude in the beginning. Barb was hoping for something slightly more romantic, but maybe that would not have been realistic. Anyway, it was a definite 2 thumbs up.
    Good night all.

  93. Redbone Hound
    11:19 pm on August 13th, 2011

    I’m jest a poor ole hound dog settin here by myself. Seems Mis Macy must be powerful put out with me ifn she didn’t accept my humble apology

    Awooooooo. Awooooo. Jest feelin low and sorry for myself

  94. Macy the Min-pin
    11:22 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Mom says maybe yes

    Sewing machine is cranky

    And covered with junk
    ———–
    Mr. Redbone, oh you are just the sweetest piece of sweet potato pie. I am sending smooches and dreaming of the next race (submarine).
    ————-
    Day one of dad gone.

    Hey, what about mom’s supper?

    He knows she won’t cook.
    ————-
    Ditto to all the accolades on the cookbook. Super!

    Staff, I lol’ed at your comment about the pug’s tongue. I thought that I was just imagining it!
    ————-

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:23 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Fan!…Knowing that I have huffled, puffled, coughed and sneezed on the Fan for quite a few weeks now should make it all the more, uhh, special to you Dawson…heh!…My friend has cleaned the glass several times and now she has to clean everything again after the trip to the farm…grunt!…She wanted her friend to see it first hand before it is shipped off to gawd knows where…wuffle!…You can’t believe the dust and dirt out on that Pepper’s farm…sneeze!…My friend was horrified when we got home but thinks she can have the Fan tip-top again for mailing after a good thorough vacuuming…heh!

  96. Macy the Min-pin
    11:25 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Mr. R! We did a simultaneous post! Isn’t that romantic~~~~~
    ————-
    I guess I better get mom to bed. She and our Angie are going to “Flapjacks and Flicks at the Movie Tavern. At 9. In the morning. On Sunday. Oy ve

  97. Redbone Hound
    11:31 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Oh my heart is jest a leapin and atwirlin now. Mis Macy is still my best gal. Ain’t she jest the sweetest thing? And she called me her sweet potato pie…. My oh my….didn’t know a hound dog could blush.

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:35 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Oh brother!

  99. OleyHowlers
    11:40 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Rio, how do you like Westin’s hair now? Its back to the old style.

    Mom read Their Wildest Dreams on vacation and she loved it!

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:45 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Ollie!…He must have got a ton of flack about his hair…heh!… They even had Sam mention that his hair was back to the old style in the last episode…snort!… Just when we were warming up to the long locks…shucks! (just kiddin’)…His hair is still longer than it was originally but in a good way now…heh!

  101. OleyHowlers
    11:46 pm on August 13th, 2011

    Mom thought he was kinda cute with that new do…but she said it just wasn’t Michael Westin to her.

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:00 am on August 14th, 2011

    Tongue-tied!….Well, I have a lot more to say and comment on but someone here has sore feet and is tired…heh!…So we are going to climb upstairs and go to the big bed right after we see who wins the Iron Chef Seaweed Challenge (not making it up!)…heh! snorkel!…Goodnight!

  103. OleyHowlers
    12:01 am on August 14th, 2011

    Well, we need to get to bed now. Mom is waiting for all of us. Good night.

  104. Staff
    12:07 am on August 14th, 2011

    Dear Bear Spirit Dog,
    I am on book three of Jan Karon’s Mitford Series. I just love them. (the characters) I am not normally someone who would read about an Episcopalian priest or any other ‘good books’ however I am now hooked.

    Thank Dog you had the whole set.

    Hugs,
    Staff

  105. LizF
    12:58 am on August 14th, 2011

    Oh, good thinking Rio about the release from Spence – and also that use of the Chet: a Dog’s Life graphic isn’t authorised, the publishers might have a problem with it. Spence/Admin, what do you think?

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