“A famous pearl – it even had a name – that was once owned by Elizabeth Taylor sold for eleven point eight mill yesterday,” Admin says, tossing the paper to Spence.

Spence reads. “Hey! I like this part where they lose the pearl in Vegas and find her dog chewing on it.”

“Thought you would,” says Admin. “Remind you of anyone?”

And then for some reason they’re both looking at me.

And our Pearl:


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112 Responses to “Pearls”

  1. Tyb
    8:13 am on December 14th, 2011

    If I had my choice, I’d take the four legged Pearl over the round one that Liz wore.
    Hey, Folks, we have only today and two more to put AJ on top. Sign on and vote before you do anything else. It’s really important.

  2. B.Stover
    8:17 am on December 14th, 2011

    Spence’s Pearl is a cutie.

    The sale of the “famous pearl” for 11.8 mil proves how screwed our value system is.

    Good morning all.

  3. dawson
    8:19 am on December 14th, 2011

    Good Morning.
    I always liked Liz Taylor. I hope that just a small portion of the proceeds goes to dogs. The pearl went for almost 5 times the estimated selling price!
    I’m off to vote.

  4. B.Stover
    8:36 am on December 14th, 2011

    Today is my last day of teaching. This time next week (after final grades are in) I’ll be retired.

  5. dawson
    8:38 am on December 14th, 2011

    B.Stover: Congratulations to you!

  6. B.Stover
    8:50 am on December 14th, 2011

    Thank you Dawson.

  7. Snowhook Bella
    8:51 am on December 14th, 2011

    Professor Stover: Congrats! Are you still up for your retirement bash this weekend?

    Dawson: I hope you’re feeling better.

    Tub: You are a great reminder each day. Is your test today? Good luck!

  8. Snowhook Bella
    8:52 am on December 14th, 2011

    Grrrr….iPhone. It should be Tyb not tub. Sheesh.

  9. B.Stover
    9:09 am on December 14th, 2011

    Snowhook Bella: Thank you! Yes to the party.

    TYB: Good luck.

  10. Barb & Maggie
    9:13 am on December 14th, 2011

    What a day, Bee. Wonderful, but a bet you get a little teary too.

    Totally agree with TYB, would much rather have Spence’s little Pearl than Liz’s pearl. So much more fun, and emotionally gratifying.

    Party this weekend. There is some goat aging underground right now. What else is on the menu?

  11. Sam
    9:39 am on December 14th, 2011

    B., Happy Last Day of Teaching.

  12. BearSpiritDog
    9:41 am on December 14th, 2011

    Last day for B! Hurray!
    Can’t see enough of little Pearl.
    Dawson: Feeling better?
    A bit iffy on Goat – no matter how it is prepared.
    Hi SnowBella.
    Off to vote.(TYB)

  13. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:46 am on December 14th, 2011

    Sickening!….All that money spent by the filthy rich on jewelry when there is so hunger and suffering in the world right now… sniff! ….Makes me sick to my stomach!…puke!

    Card!… Well my friend woke up this morning and looked at what she made last night and decided she didn’t like it very much. Especially after her mother said, “Why didn’t you make Sunflowers?” Really? …..grunt!…. So she took the little card to the busy-place with her and gave it to the gal who wrangled her into making it…sniff!….That gal says she really likes it and is going to have it framed. My friend told her not to spend a lot of money on it….heh! …The gal said if my friend didn’t like it after it was framed then she wouldn’t give it to their boss….deal!


  14. Snowhook Bella
    9:51 am on December 14th, 2011

    B&M: This wouldn’t happen to be the same goat that was, er, shall we say tenderized by Siber-H? I’m planning on bringing the fixings for root beer floats. Maybe I’ll whip up a batch of Bev’s almond bark popcor, too.

    Off to work. I’ve got a long day ahead of me kicked off with a bad commute. Ugh.

  15. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:53 am on December 14th, 2011
  16. Sam
    9:53 am on December 14th, 2011

    Rio, your friend is an artiste and her cow-orkers (tee hee, orking a cow) need to know that her beautiful work takes time.

  17. Barb & Maggie
    10:02 am on December 14th, 2011

    Rio, Liked the card, also noticed it said shellabrate. Very cute. As far as our cards go, have been trying to decide on the favorites. They are all so pretty! Think we are leaning towards the candles and the large one with the dark red flowers. Not sure what they are – they look sort of like Gerber daises. It is hard to decide.

    Yes Rebecca, that is the same goat. It will be delish by this weekend. Prime beef usually ages about 16 days. heh

  18. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:06 am on December 14th, 2011

    Goat!…I’m not eating any ole aged goat at Stover’s party…grunt!

  19. Melanie
    10:22 am on December 14th, 2011

    Party! Party! Party! Party!

    I wonder if Audrey chews on Pearl?

    Today is the first day I have felt there is some hope that I will get well. AND Zoe’s sick. Jeez Louise!

    The counter guys are back (Thank Dog).

    Have to think about what we’re going to bring. The Pack wants to help dig up the goat. (yuck)

    Bella, (what the heck are you doing up so early?) I am putting an order in for the Root Bear float.

    Riö, I would suggest that next time a co-worker of your friend wants a card in one day that she hand them a card, some paper and glue and say, “Here you go!”

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:27 am on December 14th, 2011

    Card!…snort!…Get this, my friend tried to get the little card away from the wrangler so she could take more time and do something much nicer, but the wrangler showed it to another person and they both said the boss would love it….grunt!… So my friend has to let go and quit stressing over it…sniff! …Oh and now both of those other guys want little cards…heh!

  21. Tupper and Gilly
    10:50 am on December 14th, 2011

    Dear Rio – please tell your friend “An artist’s harshest critic is always their own soul”. We are 100% positive that the card she made is lovely, and the fact the cow-orkers(Thanks Sam) now want cards is testament enough that the card is perfect.

    Besides, she needs to save her best work for her upcoming art shows! (hint, hint)

    Bee! Congratulations and we hope the day is SHORT! But we are going to miss the party this weekend…waaaahhhhh!! The show goes to 10 at night (!) and after 12 hours of showtime each day, we expect Mama will be crawling into bed instead of putting her dancing shows on and digging into goat fondue. Maybe the Pack can bring us a doggie bag – wait…what are we thinking…it’s the PACK. No doggie bag would ever survive the trip.

  22. Tupper and Gilly
    10:52 am on December 14th, 2011

    That was supposed to be “dancing s h o e s”, but thank goodness we mistyped, or the big bad moderator would be hunched over his delete button, maniacal chortling echoing thru the halls.

  23. Melanie
    11:02 am on December 14th, 2011

    Dog gone it! I thought The Royal Mum was going to be on Dancing With the Stars!

  24. Staff
    11:03 am on December 14th, 2011

    I voted!

    Today between 11 and 1 we are supposed to get two new windows in the kitchen. I will let you know if it happens or if we have a “fun” window adventure like Melanie’s fun remodeling adventures.


  25. dawson
    11:03 am on December 14th, 2011

    Oh no! Now Zoe is sick. Please somehow let her take it easy.
    I think I had the flu (despite flu shot) I went to the doctor (because I have to have a doctor’s note) and he looked at my throat and listened to my chest (for show) then wrote the usual prescription for antibiotics. I wasn’t going to fill the prescription but the man in this house insisted saying he had never seen me so sick. I’m not telling whether or not I’ve actually been taking those pills but I feel almost human today and will go back to work tomorrow.
    Rio: Maybe you should quit your day job and go a’quilling?
    B.Stover: I will be working the 12 hour shifts this weekend. Sob, sob. I will miss your party.

  26. Staff
    11:04 am on December 14th, 2011

    From now on whenever we need to write that word that starts with sh and ends with oe that we say ‘shows’ instead and then the moderator can go to hail.

  27. Siber-H
    11:19 am on December 14th, 2011

    So nice to have a another photo of Spence’s Pearl instead of a dumb piece of jewelry.

    Hurrah for Stover! I know you’ll have a successful last day of teaching.

    I am sorry Zoe is sick. She has to look after herself right now and concentrate on getting well.

  28. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:34 am on December 14th, 2011

    Gah!…Goat Fondue!…choke!

  29. Siber-H
    11:41 am on December 14th, 2011

    Don’t worry Rio. I am not digging up that goat.

  30. Tupper and Gilly
    12:14 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Melanie – can you imagine Mama on Dancing with the Stars. No doubt she would be paired up with Mad Max, and the Rhumba would turn into the Rumble! They wouldn’t be able to show clips from the practice sessions due to the “violence on tv” guidelines.

    Rio – how about “goat-tage and green”?

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:22 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Wrath!….All I know is SiberH has now brought the Wrath of Goats upon all of us…snort! … We will be lucky to get our Christmas cards sent after this….wuffle!

  32. BearSpiritDog
    12:27 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Siber-H: Thank Dog!

  33. TMG
    12:29 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Dear Plunderers,
    We will be at the party.
    There better not be any “lamb” served.
    The Marauding Goats

  34. Tupper and Gilly
    12:30 pm on December 14th, 2011

    OH NOOOO!!!

  35. BearSpiritDog
    12:31 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Rio: Oh, we’ll get them sent all right. The question is – will they be received? Beware of the TMGs on the rampage!

  36. BearSpiritDog
    12:36 pm on December 14th, 2011

    They’ll come to the party in disguises for sure. Let’s just hope it’s not as “corgis”. Where are those suits anyway? Haven’t they been reported as missing?

  37. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:50 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Party!….snort!…. The Goat Rising will build momentum and they will try to crash Stover’s big –Big-BIG party!….grunt! …. We will have to organize Goat-Guard-Duty (GGD) the night of the party…sniff! ….SiberH will take the first GGD watch from 6:00pm our time till 7:00pm…grunt!…. Alice will take the next 3 or 4 hours after that….chuffle!

  38. Barb & Maggie
    12:57 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Siber, You certainly stirred things up with that goat business.

    We like the idea of dancing shows.

    If Zoe is sick, does that mean she can’t go visit Dan? Is he having a connip?

    Very foggy day here, glad we are not traveling afar. Dangerous out there, even if drivers are not texting!

  39. Barb & Maggie
    1:00 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Rio, What exactly do you mean by Goat Rising? Do you mean an uprising, or do you mean the goat is going to be rising up out of the burial plot? That could be a little S. Kingish!

  40. Mollypop's Mom
    1:05 pm on December 14th, 2011

    This weather is dreadful! It’s 37 degrees with rain on the way. Skiing started yesterday with only 3 trails open, but many opening days are limited like this, just not so late into the season. After all that beautiful snow that they made, it has turned into ‘mashed potatoes.’ That’s a skiing term that aptly describes the ski trail surface right now.

  41. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:07 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Barb!… It was a “little” play on words…sniff!…. Goat Rising (or Uprising) at the same time meaning the dead aged Goat coming up out of the ground ….heh!

  42. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:14 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Skiing!…. Mashed Potatoes! That is the kind of snow condition that makes Orthopedic Surgeons Rich!Rich!Rich!….grunt! ….Stay off your skis MollysMom! ,,,,snort!….We don’t want you laid up during Christmas too!…sniffle!

  43. Barb & Maggie
    1:28 pm on December 14th, 2011

    OK Rio, thanks, we are breathing a little easier now. Maybe we jumped to conclusions, since we are currently reading King. 400 pages so far. Good, but I bet that book weighs 5 pounds!

  44. Siber-H
    1:44 pm on December 14th, 2011

    TMGs…All Sibers will be doing MG guard duty at the party. Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

    Mollypop’s Mom, I think that warm system that went through here is what is headed your way. It ruined our snow at the lower elevations, but snowed in the mountains and ski resorts.

  45. Mollypop's Mom
    1:47 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Rio – I’m not going to ski yet, but since I’m on Safety Patrol, I can’t avoid it for long. Since we’re only able to open 3 trails (out of 52), they don’t need me right now.

    The Ski Patrol is the one that has to be there because they do all the first aid. Safety Patrol assists them if needed, and directs traffic around the accidents. I’m a Certified Outdoor First Responder and can cut jackets open to stop bleeding, but thankfully I have never needed to do that. A lot of what we do is catch the troublemakers who make it so dangerous for all the families who come here to have fun. I can even kick those guys out for using bad language.

  46. Alice M. Johnson
    1:49 pm on December 14th, 2011

    1 hour for Mr.Husky and 3-4 hours for Alice? Hmmm That means you really really really trust me!

    Doesn’t it?

    It couldn’t mean anything else could it? Rio??????

  47. dawson
    1:52 pm on December 14th, 2011

    I’m glad we have an experienced goat dispatcher (Siber H) in case those odoriferous creatures try crashing B.Stover’s party.

  48. Staff
    1:58 pm on December 14th, 2011

    OOOO Mollypop’s Mom I am impressed. Can I get you to call the window people?

    So I put all the stuff in the way into boxes. I took down the shelf across the sink window that is just perfect for plants which involved emptying half of the cupboard next to the sink so I could get in there with a screwdriver. All that stuff is out on the counter. The shelf is in the dining room on the table. I took the before pictures and we are ready and waiting.
    11 to 1.
    Finally at 12:30 a phone call.
    Nope, not coming. They are cold and wet and need to go home and warm up. Someone else will call and reschedule.

    I (the only sighted one) will not be here Thursday or Friday so the next possible day is Monday. They don’t do weekends. The house is a mess and we can’t find basic things that were on the shelf (or hanging below it). Things like measuring cups and spoons and whisks and cheese cutters are all piled in boxes.

    The counter is full of spices from the cupboard so these is very little room to do prep work. And it is blocking the toaster.

    Not happy.

    Not happy AT ALL!

  49. TMG
    2:16 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Dear Staff,
    Heh heh heh.
    Our revenge has just begun.
    The Marauding Goats

  50. Staff
    2:30 pm on December 14th, 2011

    GRRRRRR darn goats….

    I did call and expess my displeasure. They will call me back (out to lunch) sniff.

    I am going to take a nap. That means they will call just as soon as I fall asleep.


  51. Staff
    2:31 pm on December 14th, 2011

    GRRRRRR darn goats….

    I did call and express my displeasure. They will call me back (out to lunch) sniff.

    I am going to take a nap. That means they will call just as soon as I fall asleep.


  52. dawson
    2:54 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Staff: Those window guys are terrible. I would be sorely tempted to fire them and hire someone else. Another case of lousy customer service. Unlike Stormy Kromer. Did you vote?

    I got 3 calls from work yesterday: 1. Was the potluck still happening on Friday night in the Long Term Care? Yes, I said and will you tell the boss I have a doctor’s note and am calling in sick for tomorrow’s shift? Yes, she would. 2. There is a nursing review meeting tonight at blah blah blah. I won’t be coming as I am sick. 3. The nursing review meeting is cancelled until blah blah blah. Oy veh! Got a call early this morning. “Are you coming to work?” “No…I called in sick yesterday.” The person I gave the message to didn’t pass it on. ((sigh))

  53. Tyb
    2:54 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Congratulations on your retirement and best wishes for a very long and happy one.

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:02 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Targets!….Uh oh!…snort!…It looks like the Goats are targeting Staff and Dawson today!…gruffle! ….Those dern Goats always pick on the hapless helpless ones….sniff!

  55. OleyHowlers
    3:07 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Hello all! Tyb, thanks for the daily reminders… we voted!

    Bee, Congratulations on your retirement! Our mom says she will live vicariously thru you, so be sure to post your daily happenings.

    What happened with YSAS’ audition yesterday? We are hoping …

  56. OleyHowlers
    3:13 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Oh! and we definitely agree that Spencer’s Pearl is way better to look at and makes us happier than any old 16th century $11.8 million little stupid pearl. We’d like to eat that stupid pearl. We would only lick Spencer’s Pearl.

  57. dawson
    3:32 pm on December 14th, 2011

    B.Stover: I started reading To the Lighthouse while I was in Minneapolis (a beautiful lavender colored boxed book from Staff’s collection) but it was quickly deemed too educational for vacation reading and discarded in favor of Tony Hillerman novels. Now I have started it again. Thank dog I do not live in the time of Mrs. Ramsey, as to which fact the man who lives in this house can surely attest.
    He has gone out just now…to look for a job so he says. He says I am the cause of that grey patch of hair he has right in the middle of the top of his head. I say NO WAY! If I was the cause of the grey it would not be little patches here and there but a solid color throughout. And by the way…get a haircut!

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:55 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Hair!….Heh!heh!…I can tell that Dawson is feeling better…snort!

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:56 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Repairs!…Hey Dawson! When are you going to repair The Fan?…sniff!…You can’t leave it the way it is, you know….grunt!

  60. Snowhook Bella
    4:07 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Snowhook can assist with goat duty if needed.

  61. Melanie
    4:14 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Staff: so sorry about your windows. We feel your pain. 🙂

    The counter guys have left for the day. They had this idea that the Pack does nut live in the house. So when I said when will it be safe to let them in just incase they wanted to go counter surfing, the guys were flabbergasted! The Pack had to wait two hours to go into the kitchen.

    After that Zoe who is very sick decided to get the mail and left the door open. Is lammed it in Katies’s face so only four got out. I started the Element and they piled in for a ride. Right into the puppy play yard where I shut the gate got them into the Stockade, opened the gate again and drove out.

    And that was a restful day. Think I will now go downstairs because Zoe is now sweeping the rugs.

  62. Masquers
    4:14 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Hi Howlers – Haven’t heard from the kats lately. What’s up Buddy and T.C.?

    Dawson’s feeling better (I can tell) But, get well Zoe!

    Looks like the MGs are branching out into other ventures. Is there nothing and nowhere that is safe?

  63. Masquers
    4:22 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Melanie: Never a dull moment at your house!

  64. dawson
    4:27 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Oh yeah…The Fan!

  65. B.Stover
    4:38 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Four years ago when I retired as department chair we had a party. I told everyone that I didn’t want another party now that I’m retiring from teaching. Today near the end of class, the department members marched down the hall with a noise clanker and the chair was carrying a huge cake. They came in my classroom. The students knew about it. (And the cake was delish!)

  66. dawson
    4:46 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Hip! Hip! Hoorah for B.Stover! The Easy Chair calleth!

  67. Snowhook Bella
    4:46 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Melanie: Can you had one of the Pack sit on Zoe? It is clear that she won’t sit still and rest otherwise.

  68. Staff
    4:49 pm on December 14th, 2011

    I have hydrogen peroxide in my ear and it is bubbling away!
    How long do I leave it in?

  69. Staff
    4:51 pm on December 14th, 2011



    fer cryin’ out loud

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:56 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Staff!…heh!snort!heh!…Do I dare ask why you have hydrogen peroxide in your ears?….chorkel! …(hapless seems to fit afterall)….heh!

  71. Staff
    5:01 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Dawson told me she does it.

  72. AbbietheKitty
    5:03 pm on December 14th, 2011
  73. B.Stover
    5:07 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Peroxide is very good for clearing out the ears.

    Thank you all. The easy chair is where I’m sitting right now!

    Dawson: I hope you enjoy Lighthouse. Let me know.

    I agree that Staff should go elsewhere for the windows.

    Hope Zoe starts feeling better.

  74. Barb & Maggie
    5:09 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Staff, I know what you mean. I have had two calls on my land line today, both between 1-2:00 when I was trying to take a nap! How do they know?

  75. dawson
    5:17 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Uh Rio: Tell your friend the job just got double difficult. There are <b.twostones loose. I did a practice run at putting the #1 stone in place and it went right where it should first time. Heh. Then I tried to get it out so I could put the glue on and it fell into all those intricately curled pieces of paper. You can’t just put your big paws in the middle of all that. Came up with an recipe holder alligator clip that retrieved the stone nicely. I cannot figure out where the second stone came from.

    Um Staff: I think that’s long enough. Heh, heh.

  76. Barb & Maggie
    5:29 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Dawson, How do you like Hillerman? Siber and Wookie have read all of it I think, and we have read almost all.

  77. dawson
    5:50 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Love Hillerman. I’d read a book here and there but Staff has them in order so I think I am up to book 5 now. I’ll have to check our library once life slows down.

  78. dawson
    5:52 pm on December 14th, 2011

    I screwed up the bold up there.

  79. Tyb
    6:01 pm on December 14th, 2011

    I think that music is the theme to Star Wars, isn’t it?

  80. Mollypop's Mom
    6:05 pm on December 14th, 2011

    B. – Congratulations, you did it!

  81. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:16 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Wolfie here. I finally got the ipaw away from mom. Grandma Jean is doing much better. At some point in time (August, we think) she had a massive heart attack. The doctors can’t make her any better but she is hanging in there.

    I voted!

    I am going to the party and those darn goats better keep their cotton picking hands off of our toffees!

  82. B.Stover
    6:31 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Thanks Mollypop’s Mom.

    Oh….toffee at the party!

  83. Tupper and Gilly
    6:42 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Toffee AND Root Beer Floats at the party we can’t go to???

    we’re connipping and saying “CARPOLA!”

  84. Barb & Maggie
    7:04 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Dawson, Correction, we did not read all the Hillermans, just all the Chee/Leaphorn ones. Really liked them alot.

  85. Snowhook Bella
    7:18 pm on December 14th, 2011

    T&G: I can’t say the same for the toffee but I will set aside some root beer floats fixings for you. I will also set aside the fixings for boot rear floats. 😉

  86. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:24 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Oh, and congratulations, Bee!

    School’s out…….FOREVER!!!

  87. B.Stover
    7:27 pm on December 14th, 2011

    LOL. Thank you Wolfie.

    Snowhook Bella: I love root beer floats.

  88. dawson
    7:34 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Boot rear floats! That’s a good one.

  89. AbbietheKitty
    7:55 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Well I want Root Beer Floats. Not those others. And toffee!!! Can I have some with White Chocolate on it. Dawson made some for me when she was here and it was AWSOME.
    Congratulations on the retirement B. Quite an achievement. I hope you had fun when they surprised you!

    I am going to training for my busy place tomorrow and Friday and I told the parents that I would make them a sack lunch. Then I told them it would be a Tuna sandwiche, a bag of Frito’s, a chocolate bar and an apple. That is what Mom used to make us years ago for school.

    Unfortunately they didn’t know I was joking and so now I have to go shopping.


  90. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    8:14 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Congratulations to B and to all the students lucky enough to have been in her classes over the years!
    Busy day here in Chevy Chase. Mom’s quilt guild had their annual Christmas party at our place today. 53 quilters — wow, what a group. Actually, I was only around at the very beginning and the end, as dad, grandpa and I had a “guys” afternoon out (mom was a bit concerned that meeting and greeting 52 quilters might tire me out too much). Anyways, us guys had a grand time out and about the town, and some of my favoritemost quilting ladies were stlll around when we got home. No goats though, thank dog. Wookie

  91. B.Stover
    8:34 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Thank you Staff and Wookie. That does sound like a busy day Wookie.

    I’m watching White Christmas which I haven’t seen in years.

  92. Tupper and Gilly
    8:41 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Just a quick check in before we head off to the LAST SHOW OF THE SEASON…WOOO HOOOO!!!

    As some of you know, CHarris actually made an even bigger donation to the MMCS than the wonderful birch bark vase of flowers. There were 10 more flowers in the package she sent to Melanie. However, the postage rates kind of put a damper on selling the flowers individually, so we came up with a solution that we hope will satisfy everyone.

    We are taking the other 10 flowers to the Cultural Survival show. We will have them out for sale at the suggested price of $10 each and will have an explanation sign of how they were made, and that proceeds go to Snowhook Kennel.

    We have been meaning to email CHarris about this – but time has kind of slipped away from us. Someone just mentioned that Christmas is next week!!! YIKES

    Talk to you all later – and thanks for saving us some Root Beer Floats!

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:50 pm on December 14th, 2011

    White!…..Stover we are watching White Christmas too!…snort!….So far this week we have seen the begging, the end and now we are seeing the middle where they are on the train to Vermont singing about Snow…heh!…Course she is also trying to make little paper objects for her mothers gift…sniff!….And that damned Beau is on the Easy!Down!Boy! chair with her again…grunt!…He is making up for lost time last night when she chased us both upstairs….wuffle!

  94. Siber-H
    8:50 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Best of luck at the show this weekend! We are keeping all paws crossed that people are buying this last weekend before Christmas.

  95. C. Harris
    9:10 pm on December 14th, 2011

    T&G: that sounds like a great solution.
    B. Stover: Congrats. I can’t imagine what it will feel like when I leave the school for the last time in May.

    Well…I made 4 doz cookies to take to school. I put them in a plastic baking dish and rubber-banded the lid in place. This morning I couldn’t find them. I thought I was losing my mind. Before I left for work, I checked the dog pen. There was the pan with 6 cookies in it. So the dogs waited until I went to bed, the tall one got the pan off the counter (I thought I heard a “thunk”) and drug it down the stairs, through the garage and out the arctic dog door, took off the rubber bands and proceed to feast. AND both dogs were hungry for breakfast when I got up this morning and fed them.

  96. Siber-H
    9:29 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Wow! This may be the grand counter surfing achievement reported here on the blog.

    Wait till Trigger hears this one.

  97. dawson
    9:39 pm on December 14th, 2011

    C.Harris: Now that is talent. Trigger’s valedictorian!

  98. C. Harris
    9:39 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Siber-H: I had a dog years ago that didn’t even reach my knees. She stole something off the middle of my dining room table. I swear she had to nose a chair up to he table to climb up and get it. I had another dog that loved bread and I had to keep the bread in the microwave for protection. When I took a trip, I always had to clue in the house sitter not to leave bread out under any circumstances.

  99. TMG
    9:44 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Dear CHarris,
    Your dogs had help.
    Our revenge continues
    The Marauding Goats

  100. dawson
    9:51 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Fur Flowers!
    I NEED those fur flowers! I got distracted last time but not now! I will send a hundred dollar donation to Snowhook (and by the way…every donation to Cultural Survival is matched right now) and send the money for postage to T&G or whosoever.
    There is no need to take them to the show.

    Rio: I got one stone in…I have no clue where the other one goes. Did your friend throw an extra one in just in case?

  101. Siber-H
    9:53 pm on December 14th, 2011

    TMGs, Accomplished counter surfing canines do not need the help of stinky goats.

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:00 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Dawson!…. She says if you are really sure you cannot see where the loose stone belongs then she thinks it must have been one that she lost while trying to glue it on….heh!…You can see how that would happen. It must have finally come out of its hiding place during its journey across the US and Canada…snort!

  103. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Charris!….I wonder why those guys of yours left the 6 cookies!….snort!…If I had been there there would not be any left-over cookies….sniff! ….I love cookies! Love, love love Cookies!…wheeze!….Someone here has not baked cookies in ages. She always used to do a huge bunch with Grandma right about this time of year….wuffle!….Her mother makes that kind of activity so dreadful that I bet she doesn’t even attempt to bake one lousy cookie….grunt!

  104. Barb & Maggie
    10:12 pm on December 14th, 2011

    You really are Awesome Dawson! That is wonderful.

    Bee, Glad you had a great last day. Enjoy your retirement. Are you going to do any part time jobs?

    T & G’s Mum, Good luck with the last show of the season. Sell out the house!

    Going to hit the hay. Work tomorrow. Yuck!

  105. dawson
    10:13 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Rio: Tell your friend I am even more impressed with her patience and ability after the gyrations I went through to get that one stone glued back on to it’s rightful place. I am grateful only the one came loose.

  106. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:19 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Bling!….Dawson, if you ever get your little cards in the mail…snort!….you will notice that not a lot of bling was used on very many of them….heh!

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:26 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Vest!…..Hey, Dawson….sniff!… Since I found a buyer for your fishing vest will you be sending in an extra gift in Agent Molly’s name?….snort!…. I can’t remember if the Vest was one of the Items that had that clause in it….wuffle!

  108. dawson
    10:29 pm on December 14th, 2011

    They just called to make sure I was coming in tomorrow. Yes, I am. They gave me the scoop on the mix-up this morning. The one I asked to pass the message on says she did. My boss says she did not. Hmmmmm.

  109. dawson
    10:33 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Rio: I had to send a check to Snowhook earlier so I made that matching gift for the vest at the same time in the hopes that it would sell. Thanks for getting rid selling that vest for me.

  110. Siber-H
    10:49 pm on December 14th, 2011

    It is the Hour of the Wolf

    Night All

  111. Staff
    11:09 pm on December 14th, 2011

    Heh, I remember Dawson moaning about missing the flowers when she was here. We just had a strange incident with AbbietheKitty.

    I was sitting upstairs reading a Midnight Louie book and I heard this strange dragging sound from the bedroom. It seemed to be coming towards the door so I waited. Finally I saw Abbie’s hind quarters stagger slowly into view. She was moving very quietly but still I could hear something being dragged over the rug. I wondered what she could be dragging. She struggled into view with a cloth shopping bag wrapped tightly around her chest. It was wound so tightly that I couldn’t tell which way to unwind it. After I unwound it about 10 times it came off.
    She claims some goats got into the bedroom and pushed her into the bag and when she tried to get out of it they swung her around and tightened it up.


    I wonder…..

    Good thing I sent that vest off first thing yesterday.

  112. Gus & BooBear
    12:57 am on December 15th, 2011

    Congrats, B! We are certainly jealous here and wish Mom could retire. Instead she and Dad have to get this new house paid off ASAP so work, work, work is in the future (unless the lottery gods decide to bless us with their winnings!)

    TMG have been very busy lately with their dastardly deeds. It’s a good thing we have quite a few Sibes on guard duty around the blog. What is they got to Book#5????

    LOVE White Christmas and most of the Christmas movies you guys have been mentioning. Have to check out the ones we’ve never heard of before.

    Pearl is so beautiful!!

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