Poolside (5) (With Shoutout To Dustin Pedroia*)

“Ray?” said Bernie. “You’re running out of time.”

The sirens got louder. We stood near Ray, me and Bernie, beside Albie Rose’s pool. I like pools – the one at the Ritz in Pottsdale! Wow! But I don’t think we can go back there – and was considering a swim, but something about those bloody towels stopped me, hard to explain why.

Ray looked around, confused.

“What did you do to Albie?” Bernie said.

Ray shook his head. “I wasn’t going to do anything to him. I just wanted him to answer some questions.”

“But?” Bernie said.

“But I couldn’t find him. That guy who works for him – “


“Yeah. Foster called and said Albie had information for me. But when I got here no one was around. The house was open. I went in and looked around, and then … I’m not sure what happened then.” He rubbed his head again. “I was out here and you showed up. Who are you, or did you already say?”

Bernie gave him a long look. The sirens got louder.

* a little guy who swings from the heels


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131 Responses to “Poolside (5) (With Shoutout To Dustin Pedroia*)”

  1. dawson
    3:47 am on June 25th, 2010


  2. Sam
    4:04 am on June 25th, 2010

    Uh oh – Rio won't be happy.

  3. dawson
    4:14 am on June 25th, 2010

    Good morning Princess!

    (You'll always be the real princess to me – don't tell Lexi) No. Rio won't be happy but it was a hard fought game that went into extra innings.

    Chet and Bernie: Don't let CB's son hang by his heels. He is an innocent man. Oh no …late for work. Blaming the blog.

  4. Melanie
    4:16 am on June 25th, 2010

    "Dustin Pedroia's 3-HR night saves Sox from sweep"


    To more important things . . .

    FOSTER! and to think I was rooting for him. If, of course, it WAS Foster on the phone talking to Ray. . .

    And if Foster "liked" Ray's mother . . . What's going on here?

    Much to ponder

  5. Riö - The Evil
    4:28 am on June 25th, 2010

    Grump!…Last night there was a phone call and then someone turned off the TV and left me all alone ….snort!…With no Rockies game!….grump!… She didn’t get home till late after the game was over …crap!… So I had to watch the highlights just now on the computer ….snort! …It looks like it was a great game!….grunt!… If not for that Pedroia I bet the Rockies would have taken it!

  6. Riö - The Evil
    5:51 am on June 25th, 2010

    Ray!….There are not that many characters in this story….cough!…If it was not Foster on the phone, then it was someone we have not been introduced to yet…sneeze!… Unless it was Col. Bob, but that is ridiculous! …grunt!…Why would he setup his own son?

    Quiz!…. I wonder when we will know the quiz results? …snort!… Has everyone turned in their answers to Spencer?…grunt!

  7. B. Stover
    6:00 am on June 25th, 2010

    Everything seems to be pointing to Foster–the "hit man" style killing–and now we have a reason for the body in the freezer. I was rooting for Foster also. He did tell Bernie that he didn't know who Ray is. I thought he was being honest at the time. Actually, I still think he's not the bad guy. However, Rio has a point: We haven't been introduced to that many characters. From what we know of Col. Bob, he doesn't fit the profile. And why would Astrid set up her son? Pondering….what fun!

    Shouldn't the title of today's post be "The Thrill of Victory"? (Sorry Rio.)

  8. B. Stover
    6:01 am on June 25th, 2010

    Rio: I sent my quiz answers in the morning of the quiz. However, I disqualified myself because I used the Kindle search engine to find some of the answers–those in the novel.

  9. B. Stover
    6:03 am on June 25th, 2010

    I'm having rasberry tea and I can actually smell the rasberry and I can sort of taste it. Am I getting back my senses of smell and taste?

  10. Siberian Husky
    6:12 am on June 25th, 2010

    Mom says that I am suppose to be a good sport and tell Spence, Admin., Melanie, and Bess that I am happy for them that their team won. There, I did it.

    I was worried about you last night, Rio. Glad you are back with us. I fell asleep and didn't make it to the end of the game.

    Foster? I don't know. Maybe we are in for a surprise. Foster does look like the likely perp.

  11. Riö - The Evil
    6:22 am on June 25th, 2010

    Stover!…The Rockies won the series 2 out of 3….snort!…So the Rockies won in my opinion…heh!… I wish we played those Boston Beans more often… grunt! …What fun!

  12. Staff
    6:43 am on June 25th, 2010

    Hey there BStover,

    If you can smell and taste it is coming back. (Taste is mostly smell) Good news. Sometimes when things are warm and humid I can smell better for an instant. Some people sing in the shower, others sniff.

    I haven't smelled raspberries since 2003. Flowers and fruit scents are just starting to return. I smelled lilacs for a few seconds this spring. You should have seen me standing with my nose in the blooms sniffing like mad. Mostly it smelled like something I couldn't identify, but then, one little whiff of that remembered lilac smell.

    Wow. So wonderful.

    Then it was gone again. However I think that it is something I have to practice. Like the connections between my nose and the brain are broken and I have to work at repairing them just like I would work on any other broken body part.

  13. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    6:44 am on June 25th, 2010

    I said from the git-go that Foster was a bad egg. The only other possibility (unless it's that Goldman Sachs perp) would be Astrid, who certainly might have reasons for wanting to deep-freeze Albie, but I can't see her setting up her son.

    Rio, sorry about last night. I did root hard for the Rockies, but feel asleep while they were up 8 to 6. You're right though, 2 out of 3 is pretty good against those beanie boys. Wookie

    6:44 am on June 25th, 2010

    We turned in our quiz. Can't wait to see what happens! Rio, did you finish Crying Wolf? Know you have a lot on your plate lately (well, metaphorically if not actually), so maybe you haven't had time.

  15. Riö - The Evil
    6:54 am on June 25th, 2010

    Smell!… I can’t imagine what it would be like to not be able to smell stuff… snuff!… I know someone who is affected by smells, especially bad ones…heh!… They make her gag and puke.

    Wookie!…I thought that was a great series!…snort!…Even better knowing it was Spencer’s team we kicked butt on…heh!

    MagPie… I have finished Crying Wolf…grunt!…That was a great story!…snort!… Are you finished with it too?… wheeze!… I started the first Ingrid book – but I am really waiting for “Last of the Dixie Heros” to arrive…sneeze!…It is taking forever for that book to show up!

  16. Mollypop
    6:57 am on June 25th, 2010

    I hope I wasn't the bad luck for the Rockies last night. That mlb web site was almost more fun than the actual game, at least in terms of pitches. For the first time, I was able to see where a pitch really went.

    Then Mom dragged me off to bed. She's no fun.

  17. Melanie
    7:10 am on June 25th, 2010

    Okay, enough already being nasty to the Red Sox! And Wookie? You're from the East Coast??

    Speaking of Wookie, haven't had to go to the vets, or the doctors, or the store, so I'm working on pictures with the quilts in them!


  18. Mollypop
    7:18 am on June 25th, 2010

    Ooooh Melanie! I can't wait to get the quilt pictures. Mom has the Lightroom database along with Photoshop and she is putting your pictures in there. And extra nice is that the quilts were all tested by our dear Wookie. This is so special!

  19. B. Stover
    7:21 am on June 25th, 2010

    Staff: I'm so sorry that you can't smell….or eat chocolate. Awful! I'm assuming the doctors have said there is nothing they can do.

  20. Melanie
    7:32 am on June 25th, 2010

    Okay, it is difficult to take pictures of puppies who are just under 3 weeks old. They are running around (sort of), but they do move fast! They also were NOT going to be tacos for me. So Zoë and I worked as a team and took 12 pictures of a single pup on a single quilt and then took a picture. I then photoshopped them all together to become a PUPPY QUILT! Whew, took awhile, but there was a lot of laughter.

    Thank you Wookie and Mom. On July 16th, we'll take pictures for the party and make them into super puppy capes!

    Have fun!

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1277483519-Puppy Quilt!.jpg[/img]

  21. Melanie
    7:34 am on June 25th, 2010

    If you click on the puppy quilt, it gets really big. Any out of focus pictures are from moving puppies and me laughing.

  22. Mollypop
    7:48 am on June 25th, 2010

    My Poor Mom – she just went nuts over that picture. I like it too.

  23. B. Stover
    7:57 am on June 25th, 2010

    What a beautiful picture! Those quilts are gorgeous.

  24. Staff
    8:09 am on June 25th, 2010

    Melanie! Wow, That picture is fabulous. The quilts are great and the puppies are well on their way to being certified quilt testers. Wookie will be able to help with that I am sure.

    Super Fantastic.

    That would make a great poster!

    (which one is greedy guts? I can't tell. Maybe one of the ones sitting up so we can't see his fat little tummy?)

    B-Doctor's know nothing about this. (Had an MRI to make sure I didn't have something they did know about) It is just wait and hope. It has gotten way better.

  25. Siberian Husky
    8:18 am on June 25th, 2010

    We appreciate the pictures, Melanie! My mom goes a little too nuts over the puppy pictures. I'm gonna have to watch her.

    Wookie, those quilts are so neat!…just perfect

  26. Riö - The Evil
    8:26 am on June 25th, 2010

    Wookie!…Excellent work Agent!…snort!…Those quilts look perfectly tested and puppy proof!…grunt!…The sure add color to this here blog….heh!

    8:40 am on June 25th, 2010

    Love the puppies and the quilts! Melanie, maybe I missed it – do you get that last test result back yet?

    Rio, Mom read all 3 Ingrid books and loved them. Hasn't started Crying Wolf yet. Hopefully this weekend. Tree guys got all their equimpent stuck in the yard yesterday, some of it is still stuck, so we were a little jammed up.

    By the way, someone commented the other day that a book was really a good "read", and no one said a word. Another someone is slackin!

  28. Debbie LM
    8:47 am on June 25th, 2010

    Melanie — Picture perfect!

  29. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    8:51 am on June 25th, 2010

    Gosh, everybody, thanks so very much for the very kind comments. We are just glad that the Newf puppies enjoy their quilts and that they will help the pups remember their mom, first home and hopefully all their friends here at Chet's Blog, even after they are adopted and go to their forever homes. And while all the quilts had the Wookie seal of approval, the real credit goes to my mom for making them; she is the best!!!! Your friend, Wookie

  30. B. Stover
    8:53 am on June 25th, 2010

    B&M: SH used "read" as a noun the other day. I cringed as usual but Rio didn't say anything about it. SH did it on purpose.

  31. Siberian Husky
    8:57 am on June 25th, 2010

    WOW! You can see the puppies and the quilts really well if you enlarge the picture.

  32. Siberian Husky
    8:58 am on June 25th, 2010

    Gee, I don't remember that Stover…tee hee

  33. B. Stover
    9:01 am on June 25th, 2010

    See, SH did it on purpose. I will always cringe but I will not comment. However, always remember that revenge is sweet.

  34. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    9:01 am on June 25th, 2010

    On an entirely different subject (and different parent), my dad went absolutely crazy a few days ago and ordered every single Peter Abrahams book he hasn't already read from Amazon (or its supporting vendors). Even the really early ones like the The Fury of Rachel Monette and Tongues of Fire. He said he just wanted to make sure that he had good reading for the rest of the summer. They have started coming in too, and what is really interesting are the pictures of the Charming Mr. Abrahams on the back of the various books. Indeed, it appears as though he has one of the most interesting collection of sweaters of anyone in the country. I particularly liked the sweater he wore on the back of Hard Rain — wow! Right now my dad is finishing up Crying Wolf — he's had a bad week at work, so it slowed things down, but he hopes to finish this weekend. He said he has just gotten to the really good part, whatever that means. Wookie the book scout

    9:04 am on June 25th, 2010

    Has anyone read Dewey, There's a Cat in the Library? It's a book for younger kids. I'm sure the nation within the nation would not be wild about a book with a kat as the main character, but maybe some of our feline connected bloggers have an opinion on it.

  36. Melanie
    9:13 am on June 25th, 2010

    Wookie, you are so many things! The Book Scout, Quilt Tester, 007 Wookie.

    You are amazing.

    Please tell your mom thank you again. Zoë and I had a great time. Only one quilt got peed on!

    Blood test for Grace not back yet. Zoë has let the people at the vets (our regular vet has the day off) know her mind. As soon as it comes in they are calling. Or she will grab all the Pack, drive like a mad woman in the smelly van and let the Pack loose in their office.

    Actually, I wouldn't mind seeing that.

  37. Riö - The Evil
    9:15 am on June 25th, 2010

    Wookie!….Maybe our Charming Mr. Abrahams is a sweater connoisseur…snort!… Interesting, I have a whole pile of his books in my living room…grunt!… I will have to pay more attention to his clothing….heh!

  38. Lexi
    9:23 am on June 25th, 2010

    Melanie: Pups are adorable!! 😛

    Rio: Are you planning on being the official mascot for the Rockies?

    Ray: You got set up.

    I just went in the pool again, this time with Megan, Mommy, and Daddy. Megan still got me swimming on my own, and Mommy and Daddy were rooting me on. I swam, though! I'm getting a hang of this thing, too! It's actually quite…fun..

    Why aren't Chet and Bernie running AWAY from the sirens? They're just standing there, waiting for the PoPo to come to them, possibly arrest them. They can do that, right? I mean, they're not getting anything from Ray, and it's only a matter of time now…

    Grr! Foster! BARK!! Can I bite him, Chet the Jet? C'mon, can I? Please? I'll bite him REAL good for ya!! 😛 🙂

  39. Lexi
    9:24 am on June 25th, 2010

    The Princess of The Blog, and The Queen of Bobs has officially spoken. 🙂 😛

  40. Riö - The Evil
    9:33 am on June 25th, 2010

    Lexi!… If the Rockies ask me to, I would definitely be their mascot!…snort!…That would be the most fun a guy could ever have and one can never have enough fun!…grunt!

  41. Melanie
    9:33 am on June 25th, 2010

    Lexi, to paraphrase from "Robin Hood, Men In Tights" (and it turns out a heck of a lot of stuff) It's good to be Princess of the blog and the Queen of Bobs!

  42. Lexi
    9:54 am on June 25th, 2010

    Yes, it is good to be the Princess of the Blog and the Queen of the Bobs!! It is!!

    Rio! Why don't you call up the Rockies and ask them!? Give them a resume!!! *snicker* I can help you!

  43. Riö - The Evil
    9:54 am on June 25th, 2010

    Heh!…The PoPo?

  44. Lexi
    9:55 am on June 25th, 2010

    🙂 😛

    Update: Right now, I'm being accused of putting a hole through one of Megan's socks. Well…I maybe did it…maybe…maybe not…Okay fine! I did it! It was right in front of my face!

  45. Lexi
    9:57 am on June 25th, 2010

    PoPo is what Megan and her MILLIONS of friends say. Apparently it's 'hip'. Their over right now, and they're talking very loudly.

    Question: Do humans have snooze buttons?

  46. Riö - The Evil
    9:59 am on June 25th, 2010

    Lexi!… I don’t know if being the Princess of the Blog and Queen of the Bobs has a lot of pull with Jim Tracy and the Rockies…heh!…But thanks for the offer.

  47. Siberian Husky
    10:33 am on June 25th, 2010

    I'd rather have Rio be a broadcaster of the Rockies games with absolutely no restrictions and no censorship. That would be so much fun, and I would laugh till till I collasped.

  48. Riö - The Evil
    10:48 am on June 25th, 2010

    Rockies!… I bet if I could hang out in the locker room I would be fed a lot better than I am now!…snort!

  49. Riö - The Evil
    11:57 am on June 25th, 2010

    Hey!… I just read the part where Ingrid gets to be Alice in Wonderland!…Yeah!

  50. B. Stover
    12:39 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Rio: Brucie is in that play isn't he? What part?

  51. Riö - The Evil
    12:41 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Stover!… I literally just read the part where she found out she gets the part of Alice. … snort!… Brucie is in the play too?? Oh good! That will be hilarious!….wheeze!

  52. Mollypop
    1:04 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Brucie is in the play too? I guess I have a bad memory. I really don't remember that so I need to prepare to be embarrased.

  53. Melanie
    1:04 pm on June 25th, 2010

    It is, Rioookklll Whoops, that was me wiping the chocolate off the keyboard.

    It is, Riö! But lots of "stuff" happens!

  54. Lexi
    1:12 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Back from a long walk! Boy, am I tired. And Megan got more sunburn, too. And she calls ME the idiot.

    I totally forgot! I feel like a jerk now, for forgetting my own Mommy's birthday! Today is Mommy's birthday! She is 35, or, something like that. Can't really count, but, whatever. Time for a nice, big, wet kiss. Toodles.

  55. Sam
    1:23 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Lexi, your Mommy would be 5 years old in dog years. Happy Birthday to Lexi's Mommy!

  56. Melanie
    1:24 pm on June 25th, 2010


    Tell her Happy Birthday from the Pack!

  57. Siberian Husky
    2:08 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Molly, I see that I am in good company when it comes to not remembering. Don't be embarrased about it, I'm not. Look at the memory issues Chet has, and he is a famous author and a role model for the ages.

    A fuzzbut story with a fatal ending…Molly, the husky, caught one in her yard and ate it. That girl is an expert at small game.

  58. Mollypop
    2:15 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Siber-H – I am in awe of your other Molly friend. You see, and please don't tell anyone, but I have chased at least a million fuzzbutts and (gulp) have never caught one.

  59. Riö - The Evil
    2:28 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Wow!…A Girl-SiberH murdered a squirrel?….sniff!….Did she spend much time in jail?… snort!…Did you visit her there SiberH?….zowie!…Murder One. Maybe she is still in jail…grunt!…Or did she get out for good behaviour?

  60. Siberian Husky
    2:29 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Molly, this Molly is exceptional. I can't do what she does. My last attempt at serious fuzzbut hunting was to dig a big hole and hope the fuzzbut fell in it and got trapped…didn't work.

  61. Siberian Husky
    2:31 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Happy Birthday to Lexi's mom! I hope Lexi and Megan have made the day special for her.

  62. Riö - The Evil
    2:33 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Stover!…She won’t like this at all…grunt!…She will probably be the one to pull the lever on your friend Molly if she gets the nod for the death penalty… wheeze!

  63. Siberian Husky
    2:40 pm on June 25th, 2010

    She got off scott free, Rio. She ate the evidence except for one little paw. Her mom wishes she wouldn't do these things because she is an animal lover, but Molly is much faster than her mom. My mom tries to console Molly's mom by telling her that this can be perfectly normal behavior for a Siberian.

  64. Siberian Husky
    2:42 pm on June 25th, 2010

    I know, Rio, but it is just part of the natural world.

  65. Riö - The Evil
    2:46 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Well!… She is having her mother over for dinner tonight…snort!… I am hoping I get to see some baseball tonight…grunt!…I will be back later for sure – no one is leaving me alone tonight dammit!…growl!

    SiberH!…Your story reminds me of the story of Nubs the Kat!…heh!…I will have to tell that story one day… snicker!

  66. Barb & Maggie
    3:01 pm on June 25th, 2010

    We have never had a run-in with fuzzbutts, but not long ago this mother rabbit decided to build a nest under our porch for her bunnies. Mom leaves lots of natural cover for the wildlife outside my fence, but NO, she thought the porch was a great idea. Mom was not totally happy with how that story unfolded, but I'll save that for another day.

  67. B. Stover
    3:16 pm on June 25th, 2010

    I would never do that Rio. My Doberman chased rabbits–it's what they were bred to do. When he got anything between his teeth he swung his head and neck in order to break the victim's neck: instictive behavior. Lucky for me, the only things he got hold of were pillows and towels.

  68. Siberian Husky
    3:28 pm on June 25th, 2010

    It is instictive behaviour. I do that to my stuffed animals. That's neat…that you had a Doberman.

    I think, maybe, that Maggie got a bunny or two. I always tell my mom about things like that…"Well, they are not endangered"

  69. Melanie
    3:38 pm on June 25th, 2010

    One of my first dogs was a shelter dog that had Dobie in the mix!

    She shook her stuffed animals by the neck. It was cute until she got a hold of a skunk.

    It was alive when she got it, and it walked off victorious.

    We had to buy lots and lots of tomato juice and sandalwood incense.

    Her name was Clara. Just remembered, I got her after Bear (the 1/2 lab and 1/2 Newf mix) and we always thought of her as the small dog. Dan put his back out when he lifted her up once. She weighed 80 pounds!

  70. Mollypop
    3:43 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Melanie – Skunked! Yipes! Yes, I got skunked!

  71. B. Stover
    3:48 pm on June 25th, 2010

    My Doberman was really big also but I can't remember what he weighed. He was brown and tan–Brandy. He loved running with horses–standardbreds. He was very fast but, of course, couldn't run as long as the horses did.

    Melanie: Did Clara drop the skunk as soon as it sprayed her?

  72. Riö - The Evil
    4:01 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Hey!… My friend just said that she had a Doberman mix even before she had Cassie the Butt Sniffing Dog!… snort!…Her name was Sasha and she was an outstanding guard dog with a long tail…wheeze!…Her ears and tail never got snipped. NO ONE ever got into my friends house unless she wanted them to come in… grunt!… Sasha ate one out of every set of shoes my friend ever owned…heh!…And she got skunked one early morning… ugh!

  73. B. Stover
    4:10 pm on June 25th, 2010

    No one ever wanted to mess with Brandy either. If people had known the truth, he was really a pussycat.

    On Facebook, in a discussion of who should be Chet's voice in the movie, Spence said that Jim Frangione (narrator of the audio books) did a good job.

  74. Staff
    4:12 pm on June 25th, 2010

    ~Barb and Maggie,

    We Kats have ready about Dewey. We really liked it. I guess we are suckers for books about animals. Of course Staff's sister is a librarian too (just this year) so double reasons to like the book.

    ~Wookie, as a former knit-aholic the news about PA's sweaters makes me wonder if someone in his family knits? I used to knit constantly until I got carpal tunnel and had to quit knitting and become a quilter.

    ~Rio, about the fuzz-butt. If there is no body there is no evidence and so, no charge of murder. Heh (Alice Johnson)

    Twins at the Mets today. OOOO they are good. They are up 5 to 2 over us drat it.

    Staff and Alice J.


  75. Barb & Maggie
    4:13 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Let's just say I had a tasty little snack one morning, and then Mom put up all these ladders and cardboard sheets to block off the porch and all remaining bunnies, and that was that. End of story. Next time I'll remember Siber H's line, "They're not endangered". I wish I had thought of that! Thanks, SH

  76. Staff
    4:13 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Ooo we Kats have read about Dewey. Not ready…sorry.

  77. Riö - The Evil
    4:23 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Wow!…I am sharing the blog with a well-known Bunny Murderer and a guy who knows a Squirrel Murderer personally… Cool!…heh! … I never thought this blog could get more interesting but it still continues to surprise me…snort!

  78. B. Stover
    4:35 pm on June 25th, 2010

    The fireflies are out in abundance tonight.

  79. Riö - The Evil
    4:47 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Oh!… And did I mention there is a “Stover” whom we all love and adore – just to make the blog EVEN more interesting?….wheeze!…. If only I could get her to watch and love baseball with me…hmmmm.

    Rockies! … Late game for us tonight it starts in 15 or so minutes…snort! … Someone might not make it till the end of this one because She was out late watching the game elsewhere last night! …grump!… I am completely rested and ready for anything… sniff!

  80. B. Stover
    4:51 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Men in uniform; incomprehensible rules; hours on end when nothing happens…..That is actually Morse on cricket but I think it fits baseball perfectly. Sorry…

  81. Staff
    4:55 pm on June 25th, 2010


    Twins lose their 4th game in a row. I think the Rockies jinxed us. If Detroit wins tonight they will take over first place in our division.


    I bet Dawson is happy.


  82. dawson
    4:57 pm on June 25th, 2010

    One of the Long term care residents was given a rabbit. She named him "Stew".

    I just turned in my Quiz.

    Siber H: Only one paw was left? I bet the other 3 paws scratched going down.

  83. B. Stover
    5:00 pm on June 25th, 2010

    That was intelligent naming of a rabbit! I hope the Tigers win tonight! (I'm only being loyal.)

  84. Riö - The Evil
    5:00 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Twins!…Down down down in a pit of fire!…heh!…Dawson is getting her just rewards for being there for the Rockies!…snort!

    Stover!… Someone says she has sat through two Cricket matches in her life so far!…grunt!…That was 12 hours of her life that she enjoyed immensely!…heh!

  85. B. Stover
    5:04 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Cool….twelve hours! Actually I might enjoy that. One could sit and read and drink tea and not miss anything. Very civilized are the English.

  86. dawson
    5:06 pm on June 25th, 2010


    Detroit is losing 3-1 in the eighth inning.

    Staff: I'm saying nothing but there is a final score for the Twins and Mets already.

    Melanie, Zoe, Wookie and Wookie's Mom: I had Gracie nursing all the puppies on my desktop but I've changed it to the 12 stupendous Newfs on the 12 amazing quilts. Beautiful in so many ways.

  87. Riö - The Evil
    5:09 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Cricket!…They were not back-to-back matches…heh!…And yes lots of fun with the English folks sitting around and her guy-friend who is out of this world funny …snort!…Beer, there was some beer within all those hours…Good times and good memories….She loves Cricket! But not as much as Baseball…yup!

  88. Riö - The Evil
    5:21 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Rockies!… Game on! It is so sad to see such an empty ballpark in LA…grunt!…Friday nights at Coors Field are always a packed house for our Rockies… snuff!…Too bad the LA Angels are not that loved….heh…Down down down in a pit of fire for them too! …snicker!!

  89. Riö - The Evil
    5:23 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Aaaaach!… Our boy Brad Hawpe just hurt himself…Aaaaach!…We love that guy and do not want him to be on the injured list…dammit!

  90. Siberian Husky
    5:26 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Mom won't let me stay up for the game tonight. SHE is going to an adoption thingy tomorrow with Husky Rescue and has to get up early. I, on the other hand, have to stay home and look after dad. He won't turn the computer on for me because he says I spend too much time online. Can you believe that!

  91. B. Stover
    5:26 pm on June 25th, 2010

    How did Brad hurt himself?

  92. Siberian Husky
    5:28 pm on June 25th, 2010

    No, not Hawpe…tell us more, Rio

  93. Riö - The Evil
    5:37 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Hawpe!… I think he is okay, he hit the wall trying to catch a ball…snort!…He was feeling bad enough for them to come out and take a look…grunt!… I am hoping he is still in the lineup…sob!

  94. Riö - The Evil
    5:41 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Game!… 2nd Inning – 2 outs no one on base…no score…WOW! ..The bat FLEW right out of the batters hands…Total Bat flying somewhere!..whew! No one was hurt thank goodness!..

  95. Siberian Husky
    5:44 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Rio, you are the only actual eyes we have for the game. I wish the MLB would wise up and let people that lived, say, 200 or more miles away watch the games. They would make more money.

  96. Siberian Husky
    5:45 pm on June 25th, 2010

    hey, Hawpe is out, isn't he?

  97. Riö - The Evil
    5:45 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Hawpe!… Oh no! Brad was hurt bad enough to be out of the game tonight…sob!… He really hit that wall hard going for a ball…sob!sob! … We love Brad Hawpe…sniffle!

  98. Siberian Husky
    5:46 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Out of the game, I mean

  99. B. Stover
    5:46 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Enjoy the game everyone.

  100. B. Stover
    5:48 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Hey, I think I'm making the 100th post today.

  101. Riö - The Evil
    5:49 pm on June 25th, 2010

    SiberH!…I can’t believe you can’t watch the game and yet Molly who is way. way far away can watch it….snort!…Are you sure this is something you need a 13 year old to look into for you?.,..heh!

  102. Riö - The Evil
    5:52 pm on June 25th, 2010

    SiberH!…something you don't need a teenager to look into for you…snort!…Is what I really meant back up there on this here blog…heh!…Maybe I am making it worse..sigh!

  103. Mollypop
    5:54 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Well then I get to bed on time tonight. I was having so much fun with MLB, but I may have caused bad luck for the Rockies last night.

    I am tired; we had a big walk today. Maybe tomorrow too, if we can get moving before Mom starts the Will Shortz crossword puzzle.

  104. Riö - The Evil
    5:55 pm on June 25th, 2010

    SiberH!…And if you do con a teenager into coming over and helping you…snort!… Ask them to teach you how to upload those photos of you on her camera!…HELL!… If my friend can figure it our, so can yours!…grr!

  105. Riö - The Evil
    5:59 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Sigh!…I hate bad spelling… sniff!…or mistypes…or whatever ..sigh!

  106. Siberian Husky
    6:00 pm on June 25th, 2010

    I've looked and looked into it, Rio, but maybe I should have a 13 year old help. I have checked with both the MLB and Direct TV. If I lived farther away, I could subscribe and watch the Rockies games. I could subscribe now and watch all games but the Rockies and the Snakes.

    Heck, a 13 year old could probably hack into it.

  107. Barb & Maggie
    6:01 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Rio, It wasn't a Bunny Murder, it was more like an accidental homicide, if you see the difference. I saw this little hoppy thing under the porch and grabbed it. Took off at a dead run, with Mom screaming after me like a lunatic. Things like "Off" "Drop it" Leave it", Then Maggie, ****###*** etc. Finally one little gulp, and there was nothing to Off, Drop or Leave, if you get my drift. Needless to say, I was not on her favorite list the rest of the day.

  108. Siberian Husky
    6:04 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Molly, you didn't cause the Rockies to have bad luck. Dustin Pedroia was their very bad luck.

  109. dawson
    6:07 pm on June 25th, 2010

    I accidentally googled Chet the Dog Detroit Tigers and got a site where I could buy all kinds of Dog things with Tigers logos.

    So I googled Colorado Rockies dog and got some articles about a dog who was seen at many games sitting behind home plate with his Rockies hat and cape on (circa 2007). And an article that said the Rockies have a game every summer where dogs are welcome.

    I will not be able to watch the game tonight because I have to do some work on this darn online course I'm taking. Unless I put it off again. NO, I can't.

  110. Siberian Husky
    6:07 pm on June 25th, 2010

    I'm witnessing a miracle here…It is raining!

  111. Riö - The Evil
    6:09 pm on June 25th, 2010

    MagPie!… I see. So it was Involuntary bunny-slaughter on your part …snort!… I take it you got off Scott-Free too? …wheeze!

  112. wookie of chevy chas
    6:11 pm on June 25th, 2010

    I once caught a large bunny rabbit and I even brought it into the dining room for Mom. But she made Dad take it away. Go figure! Then there was the fuzzbutt my friend Casey and I played tug of war with. Red snow all over the place. And then, there was the time…but I don't want to brag. Wookie

  113. Riö - The Evil
    6:15 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Dawson!…We have not heard of the Dog Days at Coors Field!…Wow!…Maybe I could really go to a game this summer!…oh wow!…snort!snort!…Although, the heat would kill me and I would die out there…sniff!…I rather like watching the games in my cool TV room with my cool chair that I actually own….snort!

  114. Siberian Husky
    6:15 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Predators and prey…a natural harmony

  115. Riö - The Evil
    6:18 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Wow!….This blog is filled with blood-lust filled Murderers!…snort!…I may be the only innocent one here…sniff!…go figure.

  116. Siberian Husky
    6:21 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Good night everyone! I don't even mind that mom is making me turn off the computer early. The rain has cooled things down nicely for sleeping.

    The Rockies are gonna win this one!

  117. Siberian Husky
    6:23 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Rio, someone once said that we are known by the company we keep.

  118. Sam
    6:30 pm on June 25th, 2010

    I sneak out of bed to see what's going on here and it's a meat market. Yuck. Back to bed!

  119. Riö - The Evil
    6:32 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Alice!…The Twins….blah blah blah! [I am sneakin in another video] Another shortie from Rios friend. In this one he was telling me we needed to get home to see the Rockies play! (Please no hints about it!).. here he comes!…say nothing.


  120. Barb & Maggie
    6:38 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Rio, I am innocent of all charges. Who knew that little hoppy thing was going to jump into my mouth.

    Thanks for the comments on Dewey the Library Cat. Mom wanted to buy it for her 4 year old grand, but an Amazon reader review said there is some border line abuse by kids against this cat,Dewey, who lives in the library. She doesn't want to get anything for kids that make abuse seem ok. And, just to make my point clear, I plead the 5th on bunny abuse.

    Storms are coming, Mom sayys we have to turn off the computer.

  121. Riö - The Evil
    6:44 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Gruff!…The Rockies are up 2 – 1, top of the sixth inning…heh!… I think we will be able to stay up all night for it!…woooo!…Especially if our guys are winning and we want to hear about our most favorite guy, Brad Hawpe…sniff!…He has to be okay, he just has too!…slobber!

  122. Riö - The Evil
    6:48 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Snuff!…Goodnight Siberh and MagPie the Bunny Killer!… heh!…sleep tight and don't think about that poor bunnies family and all the hardship you have caused them…grunt!

  123. Staff
    6:55 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Barb and Maggie,

    Now I read Dewey the Library Cat several years ago, and the start is where Dewey is found in the book return. So that start is where he is rescued. I wouldn't call it abuse in the way you are thinking about it. (If I am thinking about it the way you are…heh.)

    It might be a little old for a four year old, but maybe not. It isn't written just for children though. And of course, there is the ending. Not as sad as Marley though. But still, fairly sad.

  124. Riö - The Evil
    7:09 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Dewey!… Here is what I want to know…snort!….Does the writing of this story come close to anything the Charming Mr. Abrahams can do???… grunt! … I feel the bar has risen for me so far now, that I can not go back to just ‘good’ or whatever ….wheeze!

  125. dawson
    8:00 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Clap!-clap! Clap!-clap!-clap!. Go Rockies. Tied game. 9th inning.

  126. dawson
    8:17 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Crap!-crap! Crap!-crap!-crap! Extra innings! Not me. Good night and Good Luck.

  127. dawson
    8:29 pm on June 25th, 2010


    Rockies have the bases loaded with 3 out. Come on!

  128. dawson
    8:30 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Strikes Out!

  129. dawson
    8:33 pm on June 25th, 2010

    And he didn't swing at that last strike.

  130. Riö - The Evil
    9:11 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Crap!… These late nights and extra innings are taking their toll…snort!… We can barely hang on here – OHHH! …. Finally, Rockies win 4 –3 in the 11th inning… YAWN!…. goodnight!…sneeze!

  131. dawson
    9:14 pm on June 25th, 2010

    Rockies pulled it off in the 11th inning. Lots of dogs will be happy.

    I was going to bed but a new episode of Monk came on entitled, "Monk and the Dog".

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