Paw and Order

We have a pub date for Paw and Order, the next Chet and Bernie adventure. It’s August 5! Spence and Admin will have a discussion about it later this week.

Welcome waiting dude, Hank from South Carolina, Ginger, Hurley. Sadie – please try again on the upload. Caption appeared but no pic.



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83 Responses to “Paw and Order”

  1. B. Stover
    8:52 am on December 4th, 2013


    Good morning all.

  2. O'Howlers
    8:58 am on December 4th, 2013

    August 5 !!! Hurray! We will have the book on time for our summer vacation this year. Wonderful!

    I see C.Hobbit made it home and picked up her Sadie. We are so relieved. Now if only her phone and license would be returned.

    Nana! Going to her island home today!!! Woo Hoo !

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:12 am on December 4th, 2013

    Good morning, everyone! Glad Hobbit and Sadie are home safely.
    Missing, the sun. Last seen Sunday Dec. 1. Reward.
    Foggy, drizzly. Today is mom’s BBB day. Buy groceries. Bird cages.

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:31 am on December 4th, 2013

    Wow! A whole month early. They usually come out in Sept, so this year we don’t have to wait so long.

    Reading last night’s posts, saw that we were wrong about the colors on T & G’s house. Sage green is really slate blue. We like that too. Can’t wait to see more pictures.

    Dawson, yes we just got on the Sur La Table email list. We saw an interview with the CEO the other day on the business channel and were impressed but what he had to say about sustainability, buying food locally and seasonally.

    We bought a few things on line for gifts, but like you Dawson, we shopped the Clearance section. Got some great buys at 50-75% off. Their regular prices are high, but probably more reasonable than Williams Sonoma.

  5. Melanie
    10:18 am on December 4th, 2013

    Yes, MagPie, that’s what I thought. A whole month early!

    Sur la Table? What’s this about? I must have missed something while coughing.

    HOH, found sun. Not giving it back.

    Buddy and Leno, most people in NYC are nice. You just don’t hear about them. Have fun at the UN. Most people are nice there.

    Today? Zoë has a full day. As neither of us have a left knee that likes to work we are down to one car.

    Tomorrow I get to do things.

  6. Basil and Sage
    10:19 am on December 4th, 2013

    Good morning all.
    First off, we want to raise a paw in respect to Buddy and Leno in the Big City. What an honor to be covering the events at the UN. But do be careful. Not all New Yorkers are as nice as others.

    And guess what? The painter is here. With the shutters! More pictures will be forthcoming.

    Now we have to get Mama motivated to get to the store and make sure we have an uninterrupted supply of cat food.

  7. Melanie
    10:24 am on December 4th, 2013

    Home is where . .

    You sit down and no one asks you, “Are you all right?”
    Which is fine and dandy for awhile, and then you just want to make up carpola.
    “Yes, except I am losing my polite index in 3, 2, 1 . . .”

    Just saying

  8. Wose
    10:30 am on December 4th, 2013


    Welcome home, Nana!

    Buddy and Leno: There are still some nice people left in New York! Grizz and I are nice. We live in New York!

    Tyb: Another wonderful calendar page! You never take a bad picture!

    August 5th! Wow!

    CHobbit: Glad you are back home safe and sound with Sadie. I do hope your belongings will be returned.

    I hope Rebecca is safe in her travels, taking Airborne, and drinking lots of water.
    What news about those rocks you ate?

    RIO! Keep sniffing out for those nasty TMGs!

    I can’t help but smile every time I see Teddy!

    Come to think of it, seeing pictures of the Snowhhok team brings a smile to my face too!

  9. Barb & Maggie
    10:34 am on December 4th, 2013

    Time to make a little run to Fresh Market. Barb, Queen of the Bargins, was there yesterday and bought a turkey leg and thigh which they were offering for .99 per lb. These were from their Fresh-Never Frozen turkeys from Thanks Giving. It cost a whopping $2.50. Cooked it last night and it was delish, with leftovers for two more meals. So Barb is going back today and buying 3 or 4 more and throwing them in the freezer. What a deal!

  10. c.hobbit
    11:07 am on December 4th, 2013

    If I lived in the desert, I would so get a tortoise and do this (you might have to scroll down before the pictures start)

  11. Teddy Ruff RIder
    11:09 am on December 4th, 2013

    Masquers and Dawson. I answer to either Ruff or Rough; Ruff is what is on my papers although, as Dawson noted, Rough is how my namesake spelled it.

    Dawson — I’ll ask my mom to get the latkes recipe to you when she gets home (she is out doing quilting stuff, but without me, me, me to supervise — how unfair is that?). Anyway me and dad are holding down the home fort, along with grandpa. Fortunately, we have pizza delivery on speed dial on my go phone.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    11:59 am on December 4th, 2013

    Melanie, be advised that if the sun is not returned post haste, we will be forced to report you to the solar authorities. setting in here. Fog is so thick that visibility is about 100 yards around here 🙁

  13. BearSpiritDog
    12:06 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Teddy Ruff Rider: Thanks for clearing that up.
    Pizza you say? I’ll be right over!

    Rio: No Christmas Specials for us here. Went to bed early to prepare for Nana’s Big Homecoming.

    Hounds: We are sharing the Sun with Melanie & Zoe. Sorry youse are SAD.

    Excellent! The new book is making its debut in August. Although something tells me that in months that is still more than 2.

  14. Wose
    12:14 pm on December 4th, 2013

    CHobbit: The picture of the Christmas tree and the lobster/ crab (?) made me laugh out loud!

    Teddy: I apologize for using the wrong name on the picture. Still, I smile every time I see you face. That was a fun day!

  15. Heh, heh, heh
    12:16 pm on December 4th, 2013


  16. Masquers
    12:32 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Is that CHobbit we see covering her ears?
    Rose: Rough or Ruff, Teddy is a cutie and it’s a pleasure to have you as honorary FOTM.

  17. Macy the min-pin
    12:32 pm on December 4th, 2013

    My favorite was the burger, but hold the turtle on mine. The turkey cracked us up too.

    We have sun here too, but we are storing it for the nasty weekend ahead. Batten down the poodles, we are in for a blow!

    We have never read anything by Danielle Steele, until now. She has released a book about her travel size dog, and others in her life. Turns out that when you are bi-continental, and want a dog to share your travels, it must be under 12 lbs. Guess I won’t be seeing Rome.

  18. Barb & Maggie
    12:41 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Cute cat cartoon. They have a big Catch-Neuter-Release program here for feral cats. Seems to work well. Our vet works with the groups and does free neutering for them.

    Teddy, when your folks get pizza, do they share?

  19. B. Stover
    12:45 pm on December 4th, 2013

    I’m glad you made it home safe and sound C.Harris.

    It smells nice in here–I made the sour cream coffee cake that is in the Dishlicker Cookbook.

    Now why do the tortoises remind me of Elementary….

  20. Macy the min-pin
    12:49 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Mom has a hard time getting into the spirit, but this did it for her. Piano guys. Nuff said!

  21. Barb & Maggie
    12:55 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Nice, Macy. How many times did you see the Elf on the Shelf? We will have to watch it again to see how many times we can spot “Simone”.

  22. O'Howlers
    1:02 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Thanks Macy. That was a nice video. We here cannot get into any holiday spirit. We think it is because there is too much “undone”. Undone Fern. Undone Dima. Undone Mom’s work. We have not any decorating and we have not even thought about ordering or buying Christmas cards.
    We got our first cute little green egg today! Yay Peg!
    Thanks, Sandy Claws!
    We have pizza delivery on speed dial too. Ironically, it is the same phone # as Pop’s cell phone.

  23. c.hobbit
    1:10 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Masquers: Yes! (looking at Sandy Claws and covering ears)

  24. Barb & Maggie
    1:13 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Oleys, Barb said she will not gloat! Hee hee.

    Yay for Peg. Can we see a picture of the green egg? Barb also says she will make no more egg comments. Bah!

  25. Herd of Hounds
    1:15 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Pizza, that is what we’re having tonight.Mom has lots of good stuff and we are going to get pizza bones!!!!!!! Yum.
    So now there is a WA to MA conspiracy to keep the sun away from the greenest state in the land of he free.

  26. dawson
    1:29 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Wonderful Wednesday!
    CHobbit and Sadie are home, BearSpiritDog & Masquers get their Nana back home, Melanie is making up stories, T&G’s shutters are being put on AND the next Chet & Bernie book will be a month early
    I’ve only read half the comments today so there is probably more good news coming up.

  27. Masquers
    1:34 pm on December 4th, 2013

    HOH: You know, of course, we are called the Emerald City. Wait…I forgot…that means lots of rain. Yark.

  28. Masquers
    1:37 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Okay. We’re off. Sort of.
    Dawson & HOH: That packing we spoke of yesterday commences. Now the trick is not to forget anything.

  29. O'Howlers
    1:43 pm on December 4th, 2013

    For Chicken Lady Barb:

  30. Herd of Hounds
    1:48 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Masquers, safe trip 🙂 Still unpacking here 🙁
    Melanie and Masquers, Thank you for “loaning us your sun for the past 20 minutes. It has helped 🙂 🙂 🙂

  31. c.hobbit
    1:52 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Isn’t this the coolest Christmas tree? Cats would love it!

  32. Herd of Hounds
    1:55 pm on December 4th, 2013

    CHobbit: Not to mention newfie tails!

  33. Barb & Maggie
    2:43 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Very cool. Thank you Howlers.

  34. Herd of Hounds
    2:45 pm on December 4th, 2013

    On 2/8/14 The Piano Guys will be in Anchorage. Atwood Center? Hobbit might want to check it out.

  35. O'Howlers
    2:50 pm on December 4th, 2013

    At the risk of further rattling the pug, here is Peg, the green egg layer.

  36. Wose
    2:59 pm on December 4th, 2013

    OHs: Sounds like you can have green eggs and ham. heh

    CHobbit: Way kool tree. How does one get a tree like that!

  37. dawson
    3:19 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Buddy&Leno: It’s great that everything came together to allow you to go to New York and have an educational adventure.

    Princess Sam: How’s your girl? Will she be home with you for a long while?

    CHobbit: I love that tree.

    I live in a Christmas free house to placate the man in the house who is the ultimate Scrooge. I do bake, bake, bake because I like to and there are always Christmas dinners to go to, like the one today at the Long Term Care in the hospital. I leave soon to help set up but first I have to pack up the goodies. I do not send Christmas cards and I don’t decorate and I don’t shop (very much) Okay, last year was an exception because I was in Minneapolis with Staff and Turtleman.

  38. Teddy RR Mom
    3:45 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Teddy told me that I needed to post this recipe. His Grandpa ate more than 12 of them on Sunday. Teddy says that 12 is more than he can count but he thinks he would be in trouble with me if he ate that much of anything!!


    Potato Latkes

    2 lbs Yukon Gold (also sold as yellow gold) potatoes
    1 medium onion (prefer a sweet onion such as Maui Sweet or Vidalia)
    2 eggs
    ½ c matzo meal
    1 tsp kosher salt
    Vegetable Oil for frying

    Shred potatoes on the large holes of a box grater.
    Place in a strainer over bowl and press out liquid (let liquid set for 5 or so minutes; pour off to liquid and you are left with potato starch that you will incorporate into the latke mixture.
    Take potato shreds and press out excess liquid in a kitchen towel. Shred onion on box grater and add to mixture. Mix together all ingredients gently with your hands.
    Heat oil – at least ¾ inch deep. Form small thin patties by hand and fry in an electric skillet (oil at 375 degrees) a few at a time until the potatoes are completely opaque on the top side and crispy on the bottom. Flip and cook completely. Place on a wire rack on top of a baking sheet in a 300 degree oven to keep warm. Add a light sprinkling of salt and yummmmmmm.

  39. Melanie
    4:01 pm on December 4th, 2013


    Please do not ask about the above statement.

    New humidifier is upstairs in my bedroom. Love the not Christmas tree and the Easter Eggs.

    Need to see if they make a matzo meal that is gluten free. Not sure they would call it matzo meal though.

  40. Herd of Hounds
    4:06 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Dawson: want to share our tree with y’all

    Really a tree in the house and one outside the window…2 trees, NOT a reflection.

  41. Barb & Maggie
    4:09 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Latkes are basically potato pancakes, and we love those. Barb’s grandma used to add a little flour, which would be similar to the matzo meal. They ate them with sour cream and/or catsup.
    Thank you for the recipe!

  42. Barb & Maggie
    4:13 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Peg is beautiful! Love her chipmunk cheeks. Looks like the Welsummer in the front corner.

    Is Fern still getting picked on when she is with the others?

  43. Herd of Hounds
    4:18 pm on December 4th, 2013

    CHobbit: 46 years ago mom’s baby bro and her found a tortoise crossing the road 1/2 block from home in Long Beach, CA. Tank, the tortoise, still lives there and comes to his name for rose petals. He has grown!

  44. Melanie
    4:37 pm on December 4th, 2013

    HOH, would love to see a picture of Tank.

    The big question is WHY isn’t Major Crimes Season 3 on Amazon streaming?

  45. dawson
    4:40 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Thank you for the latke’s recipe, Teddy Ruff Rider’s mom!

    And for the tree, HOH.

    Melanie: Hang in there!

    I’m off, won’t be back until late.

  46. Princess Sam
    5:00 pm on December 4th, 2013

    My girl is here for a week then she goes to that stock exchange where they trade each other’s cows. That’s for a week and then she comes back to me, me, me. For good.

  47. Melanie
    5:25 pm on December 4th, 2013

    For Star Fleet Fans. Skip the last half. The first half is great.

  48. O'Howlers
    5:34 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Barb, That picture of Peg does not do her justice. She is the cutes little, cuddly chicken. And you are correct that it is helen, the Welsummer in the corner. Fern has not been back out with her sisters since the false attempt las week. She needs to get stronger, we think.

    Hobbit, that tree is very cool. How do you create it?
    Sam! We will be so happy for you when your girl is finally home to stay.
    Melanie, alright. We won’t ask.
    Is Nana home?
    Teddy, please thank your mom for the recipe. We are holding on to it.

  49. Macy's mom
    6:01 pm on December 4th, 2013

    *begin rant*
    Some man sent his loving helpful wife to the store to get things for a do at school tomorrow. Said helpful wife does not do the grocery shopping, but was willing to do anything for her man. So, she picked up 3 bags of shredded lettuce, plus the makings for a cobbler like dish, which BTW she planned to bake even though she does not cook. Total cost $20, not that I’m counting.

    Man comes home, looks at bags of lettuce, says why didn’t you just get lettuce to shred? That is not going to be enough and I will be the one who looks like a jerk for not bringing enough. Is still pouting and grumbling in the vicinity of the area needed to make the cobbler. ONE WORD while I am making the cobbler and he will be wearing it.
    *end rant*

    Thanks for providing me a non-lethal way to take out my frustration.

  50. B. Stover
    6:05 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Melanie: I think Major Crimes Season 2 only started this past June…thus no Season 3 yet. I think it starts Summer, 2014. Here’s a link.

  51. Princess Sam
    6:09 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Macy, I hope you don’t have all those sharp knives very handy right there at home.

  52. Meashka
    6:16 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Macy’s mom: Men! Can’t live with’em. Can’t kill ’em.

  53. c.hobbit
    6:33 pm on December 4th, 2013

    As far as I can tell from the photo which was on the web is that the Christmas balls are hung with “invisible” fishing line or something similar to create that effect. The original photo just said that a roommate was an architect and this was the tree created. I’ll see if I can find more info

  54. Macy's mom
    6:46 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Meashka, don’t read the crime reports from Texas for the next few days.

    Yikes radioactive truck on the loose! Floods, pestilence, husbands, locusts…

  55. Barb & Maggie
    6:57 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Melanie, We here LOVE Major Crimes. Thought it would be not as good after Kara Sedgwick left, but it is still on of our favorites shows.

    Dawson, No holiday decorations? Sob. Barb said sometimes living without a man in her house is not such a bad thing! After 25 years of living as head of household, it would be hard to change!

  56. Herd of Hounds
    7:12 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Dawson: have no current foto of Tank. He about the size of a platter.

  57. Melanie
    7:23 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Macy, I see that I am not the only one having trouble today. Keep the blunt instruments out of the way. It’s a bit cold for Golinka and I to travel done on he backhoe.

    B.Stover, thank you. I wrote a post on their Facebook page. It is the rest of Season 2 they are showing now.

    Princess Sam, may all your dreams come true.

    HOH, how big was Tank when he was found? Does he stay in the house? Do the POP ride him? Inquiring minds want to know.

  58. Macy's mom
    7:28 pm on December 4th, 2013

    No current photo of Tank? How would you know? Does he change his shell style?


    Cobbler done, smells yummy, I think Someone is still researching how much lettuce is needed for tacos for 100…

  59. Barb & Maggie
    7:33 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Yes, the no-man-in-the-household should have gone out to Macy too. Most of the time they are wonderful, but there those moments…..

  60. Herd of Hounds
    7:37 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Tank was the size of a salad plate when found crossing the road painted white.
    Don’t know why anyone one would paint a tortoise. He is now paint free. He is the size of a plater. Quite a character!

  61. Melanie
    8:04 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Barb, there are two new episodes of Season 2. Hurrah! Thank Dog for Amazon streaming.

    Eyes are growing weary,
    Tails are held low.
    We’re about to head up the stairs,
    And to our beds we’ll go.

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:06 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Today!….It was all Snow, Arctic Air from Dawson, icy streets, white-knuckle driving for my friend, cold office, cold car, more snow and now it’s going to get even colder…grump!spit!

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:08 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Oh!…And someone who did not experience all the cold all day long did not have the gumption to fix supper tonight…sniff!…So my friend is going to have to make supper in a little bit after she warms up…shudder!wheeze!

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:09 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Crap!….I missed Melanie again by the very end of my tail…gruffle!

  65. BearSpiritDog
    8:21 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Nana is home, Home, HOME!

    Earlier today Packing. Now Unpacking. Everything’s a Royal Mess. Can’t find a thing we are looking for, but it’s okay…tomorrow is another day…right?

    Hounds: We understand tortoises live to a very long age.
    Hurray for Tank!

    O’Howlers: Easter Eggs all year round. What a treat.

    Macy: Grrr. That man should have gone his self is what we think.

  66. BearSpiritDog
    8:26 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Rio: That is not fair…to work all day and then have to make supper when you come home…I’d like to help but I’m better at eating than cooking. Just let me know when it’s ready.

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:31 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Macy!…That whole grocery-shopping, getting snarled at because an item was picked up that was not exactly what the person who did not lift a paw to go shopping wanted, is a scenario that happens around here all the damned time…grunt!…When the one who does most of the shopping decided she was never doing any shopping ever again, the snarling subsided just a tad…grumble!

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:33 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Bear!….You reminded me of someone here just for an instance…heh!heh!

  69. O'Howlers
    8:40 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Home! Wonderful that Nana is now in her own happy home. Who will make sure that she eats eats eats? Not Bear! He is too busy eating all day long himself.

    Fern stood tonight. We mean really stood! And stayed there for quite a while.

    We never watch any of those shows youse talk about. We don’t even know how to find them, or have any time to look. So instead, we watch our same old shows on our DVR when we get a few minutes just before falling asleep in front of the T.V.

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:54 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Stover!…Tortoises remind me of Breaking Bad…snort!…I miss that show desperately…whuffle!

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:55 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Elementary!…We are actually watching a re-run of an episode we missed somehow….grunt!

  72. Masquers
    9:02 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Riö: Breaking Bad…one of the greatest shows of all time…the feeling of loss just doesn’t go away does it?
    Fern: Excellent news! Hope you have better luck in the hen house when you return. Hey. Why are they always picking (pecking) on you?
    Mom just received a call from Uncle Scott saying she absconded with his pastrami sandwich that he was planned to eat on the way home. Oops.
    It’s most likely going to be an early night…snuggling in under warm covers…it’s going to be a cold one.

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:05 pm on December 4th, 2013


  74. Barb & Maggie
    9:09 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Welcome home Nana. Masquers and Bear missed you.

    Howlers, Major Crimes is a continuation of The Closer which was on for probably 7 years. It is on TNT, and is a great show.

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:38 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Nana!…Is Home….snort!….We here are very thankful and humbled by her inner strength as she over-came great odds and now is home in her own bed…wheeze!…Nana, you are amazing and you must have the ear of the Most High, for he has blessed you greatly….sniff!

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Hmmphf!…No one around. Typical….grump!

  77. Barb & Maggie
    10:24 pm on December 4th, 2013

    We are happy that Nana is back in her warm cozy bed.

    Amen, and good night.

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:24 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Rose!…Why does she keep asking about Marauding Goats?…sniff!…If you call they will come…grump!

  79. He, heh, heh
    10:38 pm on December 4th, 2013
  80. AbbietheKitty
    11:51 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Oh what a funny picture. snicker. Not as funny as this one though. Rio paid for some booties yesterday y’all know. What a guy!
    Oh and Beau paid to but I have no Beau picture. darn it all.

  81. Tupper's Mama
    11:51 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Yup, it has been a long, busy day. Lots of running and packing and readying etc. the Storyteller didn’t seem too concerned. Just kept watching tv while he waited for the laundry. Then my dad took us out for dinner, and when we got back it was time to do the clothes packing. Still unfazed by all the flurry and scurry, Leonard watched the Rockefeller tree lighting and accompanying hoopla. It was only when he was asked for his clothing for packing that he got a panicked look on his face. He thought today was Tuesday, and we had all day tomorrow before leaving on Thursday. Huh? Why in the world did he think I was scurrying?

    Today is not a good day for many of the men of the blog.

    Can’t live with ’em, can’t kill ’em and if you sell them on eBay, the shipping costs will kill you.

    But we love all the pictures and cartoons and links. Thanks for the laughs.
    Goodnight, sweet dreams. There’s always tomorrow.

  82. AbbietheKitty
    11:52 pm on December 4th, 2013

    goodnight all. It is time for bed.

  83. Macy the min-pin
    11:53 pm on December 4th, 2013

    Welcome to your own warm bed, Nana. I still hear your name as in the singing card and it cracks me up. Sweet dreams.

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