Powerpoint And Us

“You used the powerpoint presentation yesterday?” Spence says.

“I did,” says Admin. “In a way.”

“I understand it includes a little pop quiz with a prize for the first one who can identify the actor who – “

“Whoa! Don’t give it away.”

Coming at midnight: A Cat Was Involved.

Welcome two very good members of the nation within (and their grateful human companion).


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159 Responses to “Powerpoint And Us”

  1. OleyHowlers
    8:17 am on August 13th, 2012

    Good Morning, All! Our vacation fun continues (as soon as Mom gets home from the doc’s).
    We know the answer to the pop quiz!!! It must be…it gotta bee…it has to be…
    Johnny Depp !!!


  2. Rose
    8:38 am on August 13th, 2012

    Good Morning OHs: Sounds like you all are having a splendid time!
    Wish I was there. Don’t the redheads have to be careful in the sun??

    Not Johnny Depp, it just has to be Tom Cruise…..snicker!

  3. Melanie
    9:20 am on August 13th, 2012

    Good Morning All! Thank you all for your prayers last night. My heart is lighter.

    This day is an AWESOME day, because it’s a certain someone’s BIRTHDAY!

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:25 am on August 13th, 2012

    Good morning all. Happy Birthday, AJ.

    Melanie, The day is awesome and so is the cake!

  5. Rose
    9:30 am on August 13th, 2012

    Melanie, that is a most excellent cake!!!

    Happiest of Birthdays to you, AJ!!!!!! 🙂

  6. Princess Sam
    9:30 am on August 13th, 2012

    About the guy on the high wire – I had forgotten about him, the one in Niagara Falls. He’s still walking and hasn’t gone splat.

  7. B.Stover
    9:31 am on August 13th, 2012

    I hope the actor is Gerard Butler if it refers to a future project. I know who the actor is in a past project.

    Happy birthday AJ.

    Good morning all. (And now I have to stay up until midnight. I hope Amazon works that late.)

  8. Rose
    9:44 am on August 13th, 2012

    Sammie, does that guy in Niagara Falls walk day and night????

    Any opinions on Jeremy Renner playing Bernie?

  9. Princess Sam
    9:47 am on August 13th, 2012

    Wose, he walks once a day. No harness. Too scary for me.

  10. Rose
    9:58 am on August 13th, 2012

    Too scary for me, too. I’d hate to see the mess he’d make if he fell….

  11. Beau - The Black Pug
    9:58 am on August 13th, 2012

    DeNiro!…snort!…The answer is Robert DeNiro played Gil in The Fan…wheeze!…What do I win!win!win!??

  12. Rose
    9:59 am on August 13th, 2012

    Belle Starr, it was fun having you and Luna over.
    Make sure your two-legged gives you some of AJ’s ice cream cake later!

  13. Rose
    10:00 am on August 13th, 2012

    Beau, did B’s instructions help you with your Nook?

  14. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:01 am on August 13th, 2012

    Beau!…I see that Beau has been messing with my logon again…grunt!…That guy!

  15. Rose
    10:18 am on August 13th, 2012

    Rio, share and share alike…

  16. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:20 am on August 13th, 2012

    Rose!…I have no idea what you are talking about…grunt!

  17. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    10:20 am on August 13th, 2012

    Ve vish most Happy Birthday to AJ Giant. Is possible he could save some ice cream cake to share on trail next year? Vould be good to have sveet dessert after long day running alongside. Reminds us – ve must look into order of Ugg(ly) boots.

    (vhispering – good job Beau. You just keep up bugging Commander Rio and keep him distracted)

  18. Siber-H
    10:27 am on August 13th, 2012


  19. Rose
    10:29 am on August 13th, 2012

    Rio, here is a little something for you and Mr. Redbone Hound.
    All that’s missing is you on harmonica.


  20. OleyHowlers
    10:29 am on August 13th, 2012

    Happy Birthday to AJ!
    Great-looking cake, Melanie!

  21. Mollypop's Mom
    10:29 am on August 13th, 2012

    Here’s a picture of my refrigerator. If anyone recognizes the magnets raise your paw.

  22. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:40 am on August 13th, 2012

    Happy Birthday, AJ!

    And Happy Birthday to Dan Fogelberg, the son of the leader of the band. He is missed.

  23. Masquers
    10:40 am on August 13th, 2012

    Rose: That video got me going for the day.
    And, what a day it is…Happy Birthday to AJ!!!
    Melanie: The Giant’s ice cream cake looks scrumptious.

  24. Melanie
    10:44 am on August 13th, 2012

    All of a sudden there was an outbreak of limping around here. Every single member of the Pack!

    Had me worried until I saw MollyPop’s Mom’s post. 🙂

  25. Rose
    10:46 am on August 13th, 2012

    MollyPop’s Mom, Your refrigerator is lookin’ good!

  26. Rose
    10:47 am on August 13th, 2012

    Masquers, the boy who plays the banjo is the cutest thing! Those brothers are very talented for so young an age.

  27. Barb & Maggie
    10:47 am on August 13th, 2012

    That is the neatest (as in non-cluttered) refrigerator I have ever seen. And I know where the magnets came from. Beautiful!

  28. BearSpiritDog
    10:54 am on August 13th, 2012

    MollyPop’s Mom: Paw raised here. That last one looks especially familiar.

    Rebecca: How are you and AJ celebrating his big day?
    AJ: Hope the cabin is built and you can take the day off.

    One more day…one more day.

  29. BearSpiritDog
    11:00 am on August 13th, 2012

    MollyPop’s Mom: I noticed there are no paw prints on your refrigerator. How do you do it? Wait. I know. No little paws going in and out.

  30. Melanie
    11:10 am on August 13th, 2012

    Unlike B.Stover, I will not be waking up at 12:00 am to receive a certain e book. Unless of course I wake up and can’t go back to bed . . . pondering.

  31. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:14 am on August 13th, 2012

    Good morning, y’all! Unfortunately, Mom and Dad never got around to installing wireless — not really a problem when your computer sits on the desktop — so Mom is going to have to wait until she goes into work and gets the wireless there on her Nook. Which means I have to wait until she gets home to read it. No pondering here, I’m just SOL! 🙁

  32. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:24 am on August 13th, 2012

    I hope, for it’s sake, that amazon delivers ACWI exactly at midnight. Unless they like pie. A lot.

  33. Siber-H
    11:32 am on August 13th, 2012

    uh, I have a question.

    Can I leave the wireless on the Kindle One Touch turned on at night and Amazon will deliver ACWI even if the Kindle is sort of turned off. It puts itself to sleep after 10 minutes of non-use.

  34. B.Stover
    11:40 am on August 13th, 2012

    SH: Any item you order will be delivered to your Kindle even if it’s turned off. The next time you turn it on it downloads.

  35. Siber-H
    11:50 am on August 13th, 2012

    Thank You Stover

  36. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:53 am on August 13th, 2012

    Fridge!…Hey! Look at that!…snorkel!…That seems like many moons ago that someone here was working frantically on all those little magnets…heh!heh!

  37. Rose
    12:06 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rio, and those magnets are quite beautiful!

  38. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:22 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Stover!…That was my question too!…snort!…So all I gotta do it turn on my WiFi tonight and the magic will happen while I sleep!…Wooooo!

    Beau!…He is still SOL!…heh!heh!

    Rose!…My friend is working on a large project right now and she says she wants to go back to working on really small things…sniff!…Apparently large things are very hard to do. She took some photos of what she has done so far and she was totally disgruntled…sniff!… Only one weekend left to work on it now…wheeze!

  39. SnowBella
    12:27 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Happy birthday to my AJ! Melanie, the cake looks delish!

    Happy ACWI eve!

  40. Masquers
    12:38 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Amazon has let us down before on pre-orders. They had best not do so this time. 14 and a half hours and counting…..

  41. Rose
    12:42 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rio! Sometimes I think your friend is too hard on herself. Any piece of her work that I’ve seen whether large, or small, is just beautiful. I wish I had the talent your friend does!

  42. B.Stover
    12:47 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rio: I think I’m still confused but….To download a book (or story) on the Kindle from Amazon you don’t need WiFi just the Whispernet…I think. (I have wireless for the internet from Comcast.) To go to the internet on my Kindle Fire I need the WiFi.

  43. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:49 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Birthday!…Here’s a Giant Birthday Card for a Giant of a Guy!…Woooo!


  44. Masquers
    12:55 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Riö: We love our fridge magnets. The only problem being…one buys her creations to give as gifts then can’t bear to part with them (that’s why we buy more than one, heh)
    Great card for AJ!

  45. Mollypop's Mom
    12:59 pm on August 13th, 2012

    AJ will love that card!

  46. Rose
    1:09 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rio! Nice job on AJ’s card!

  47. Rose
    1:10 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rebecca, any surprises in store for AJ today?

  48. BearSpiritDog
    1:21 pm on August 13th, 2012

    B: When we set up the Kindle it asked for our WiFi pass code.
    On another subject…Nana said to tell you she loves the inscription inside the cover of A Guide to the Queen’s English.
    Thanks to you and Melanie for making it special.

    Rose: Wookie sent the book our way. It was delivered on Friday, but no one has had a chance to begin reading it…a book from the library is first in queue. Are you in any hurry for its return? Does anyone else want to read it?

  49. Staff
    1:24 pm on August 13th, 2012

    I am glad that all those directions about the Kindle were given. I have told Mr.Staff that I am getting a very important book tonight at midnight so he won’t be able to use the Kindle tomorrow morning.

    WHooo Hoooo!

    Great card Rio

    A Catty Librarian and her daughter were here overnight last night and left about 10 a.m. this morning with an ice cream pail full of tomatoes from the garden. Also Mom’s Limoges China (from her mother). There is barely room in the car for Elliot the massage kat to ride. 10 hours to Billings. A long trip!

  50. BearSpiritDog
    1:31 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Safe travels to A Catty, her daughter and the massage kat.

    Season II of Grimm…Tonight!

  51. Rose
    1:38 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Bear, you may hold on to the book for as long as you’d like. I also realize ACWI will take priority as well. 🙂 I don’t know if anyone else would like to read the book.

  52. OleyHowlers
    1:44 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Great card for AJ. We are not usually able to view Rio’s greeting cards on our iPaw, because iPaws don’t have Flash, but we could watch this one.
    Our Kindle does not use our home’s WIFI; it just uses Amazon’s “Whispernet” 3G network. So that way, we can get new books anywhere we are, like at the beach or on a cruise. We are fairly certain that the newer Kindles would work the same way. And we really doubt that the Nook would work differently.
    So while we never let our Kindle wireless on to use up the battery, we just may let it on tonight. Or maybe we will just turn it on tomorrow morning and wait for the book to download. It never takes long.

  53. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:50 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Grimm!…We are trying to finish up season 1 and always got distracted by the Olympics…snort!…Its time to get serious and finish season 1 by golly…grunt!

  54. B.Stover
    1:53 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Bear: I’m glad you can read my writing! (I tried to be careful.)

    The Kindle does use WiFi because you can do email and go on the internet with it but for books I don’t believe it needs WiFi. Remember Mollypop’s Mom’s explanation of a few days ago.

  55. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:55 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Massage!…Her mother was talking about finding someone to give her a massage and the only one I could think of was Massage Kat…heh!heh!

  56. B.Stover
    1:59 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Honest guys, you don’t need to keep your Kindle on tonight. Spence’s e-story will download the instant you turn it on tomorrow. (That is, as long as you’ve ordered ACWI from Amazon.) I was just kidding about staying up until midnight. If I did, I’d start reading and who knows when I’d get to bed.

  57. B.Stover
    2:02 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Bear: Forgot–I have never been asked for a WiFi passcode that I can remember. (I’ve had Kindles since they first came out.)

  58. Melanie
    2:26 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Riö, does Beau give massages?

  59. AJ
    2:27 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Hello all,

    Thank you for the birthday wishes. As always I’m grateful for all you all do for us! Rebecca said to mention key words: rio, party and snort:)

  60. Gus and BooBear
    2:33 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Sad day here. Little Ishmael crossed the rainbow bridge this morning. He was still with us when Mom checked on him first thing this morning but he was fading fast. Mom was able to sit with him and love on him for a little while then he crossed. He declined very rapidly from Sat morning til this morning. Poor baby was only about 1 1/2 years old. Mom was glad he didn’t suffer much and crossed on his own timetable. That isn’t always possible. Thank you guys for all the kind thoughts.

    Gus, BooBear and Karen

  61. Melanie
    2:35 pm on August 13th, 2012

    For Zoë . .

    Pollen’s in the air, in the rising of the sun
    Pollen’s in the air, when the day is nearly done
    And I can hear that you are sneezing, and I know it is true
    It’s your sneezing that I must believe in
    And the pollen is there reaching out for you…”

  62. Masquers
    2:36 pm on August 13th, 2012

    AJ: Snort!

  63. Masquers
    2:38 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Gus&BooBear: Tears here for little Ishmael. Go in peace. You were/are loved.

  64. B.Stover
    2:40 pm on August 13th, 2012

    G&BB: I’m very sorry. It is good that Karen was with him.

  65. SnowBella
    2:41 pm on August 13th, 2012

    G&BB: It is a wonderful and terrible thing to hold a dear one as they pass. Ish was fortunate the day you found him. If I remember correctly, Ishmael ushered another of your family across the bridge; I have no doubt he was greeted by familiar paws this morning. Stay wrapped in the quilt as long as you need.

  66. BearSpiritDog
    2:41 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Dear Ishmael: Many are here to help you cross The Bridge.

  67. Masquers
    2:47 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Don’t know why, but Ishmael’s crossing has affected us greatly today. RIP dear little one.

  68. Siber-H
    2:48 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Gus&BooBear. We are so sorry….sniff God Bless your folks for all they have done for Gus and Ishmael.

  69. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:06 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Ishmael!..He had such a kool name for a Kat…sniffle!…I’m sure he had a very good life while he was with Puss N’ Boots.

  70. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:07 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Maskers!… AJ snort?…heh!…I must have missed something up there…grunt!

  71. Rose
    3:12 pm on August 13th, 2012

    BooBear, Gus, and Karen,

    I am very sorry for your loss. Even in his short time here he knew he was muched loved, and will be always. I, like Masquers, feel like this was a particularly tough one. Sniff.

    May Ishmael rest and find peace and happiness over the bridge.


  72. OleyHowlers
    3:22 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Gus, BooBear, and Karen, others have expressed our thoughts. Please accept our sympathies for dear little Ishmael.

  73. Siber-H
    3:27 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Fellow Sibers? How is your mom today?

  74. Masquers
    3:31 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Riö: “Rio, party, snort”…AJ’s very words…snort sounded like a good one, although “party” & “Riö” aren’t half bad.

  75. BearSpiritDog
    3:33 pm on August 13th, 2012

    O.Howlers: Like Siber-H we are concerned about your mom. Did she see the v-e-t today?

  76. SnowBella
    3:33 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rio: I read the birthday messages to AJ this morning before I left for work. I told him he should post, and if he did he might include a few key words like Rio, bucket of beer and hot wings. One out of three isn’t bad given he hadn’t had his morning ice cream cake.

  77. dawson
    3:33 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Sweet little Ishmael. There will be a welcoming celebration across the bridge today. Tears are being shed on this side of the bridge.

    Happy Birthday to AJ. I would like a piece of the cake, please. It looks super delish. Can I have a piece with some of the cabin on it? The dog sled piece is surely reserved for you!

    Staff has a Kindle? When did that happen?

  78. Rose
    3:44 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Belle Starr, make sure you get some of that ice cream cake!

  79. Rose
    4:02 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rio! Up top.

    Rio, will you be up at 12am so you can start read ACWI on your Kindle?

  80. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    4:17 pm on August 13th, 2012

    G&BB — so sorry to hear about Ishmael, but I know that the love you and your family bestowed on him made his time here very special.

    And a hap, hap, happy birthday to AJ, our favorite Alaskan giant.


  81. Barb & Maggie
    4:17 pm on August 13th, 2012

    We remember when little Ishmael was found. His life was too short, but he was well loved while he was here. Sometimes our animal companions cross our paths for only a short time, but they all leave us with wonderful memories. Bless little Ishmael as he crosses over.

  82. bluecat
    4:39 pm on August 13th, 2012

    G&BB – hugs to you and Karen. Our three Siamese kats are waiting for Little Ish, to welcome him with familiar faces.

    To AJ – wishes for a very happy birthday and a very successful year in all you do!

  83. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:42 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Massages!…Beau and I do not give massages. We do however like to jump into someones lap at the most inopportune times and stand on her knees or thighs with our pointy feet…heh!…Always good for a few chorkels…snort!

  84. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:47 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rebecca!…Did AJ see the special card I sent him?…sniff!…Or did you leave for work before i posted it?…grunt!

  85. SnowBella
    4:54 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rio: I left for work by the time you posted the card. I will make sure he sees it tonight when I get home if hasn’t already watched it. “De-ear A J!”

  86. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:57 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rose!…The Sleepymanbanjo…,/i> band is amazing!….snort!…that one little kid looked like he wanted to sneeze the whole time he was fiddling…chorkle!

  87. OleyHowlers
    5:01 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Siber and Bear, our mom did indeed go to her v-e-t, Dr. Doc. She is now on some strong steroids and more antihistamines, and she has an appointment with an al-ler-gist, whatever that is. She also has an epipen to use in case of emergency, as Dr. Doc says that these reactions tend to get worse each time. Mom has been thru these rashes in the past, but never this bad and never to the point of her face becoming so swollen. Dr. Doc was most concerned with the lips swelling, as that is just one step removed from tongue and throat swelling. Hence the epipen.
    Keep all paws crossed that the culprit here is not her beloved tomatoes.

  88. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:11 pm on August 13th, 2012

    This is going to be a special year for AJ. I can just feel it.

    Farewell, little Ishmael, and may you run fast and far with your new body. And may you be greeted by all the beloveds of the Plunderers.

  89. Siber-H
    5:18 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Fellow Sibers, I’m glad your mom went to the v-e-t.
    We will look on the bright side if it is the tomatoes. She wouldn’t be happy about it, but it would be an easy item to avoid. (I think)

  90. BearSpiritDog
    5:18 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Oley’s Mom: Why oh why do these things have to happen while we are on vacation?
    Good to hear you have gone for help. Hope the rest of your vacation is fabulous.

  91. Trigger
    5:26 pm on August 13th, 2012

    The (she) devil made me do it! Maila whispering in my ear.

  92. Trigger
    5:28 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Hey, Trig, the gate’s open!

  93. Trigger
    5:29 pm on August 13th, 2012
  94. Belle Starr
    5:56 pm on August 13th, 2012

    I have this image in my mind of what baby Ish’s crossing looked like once he made it from our side to the other side of the Bridge. All well intending, our Beloveds must have eagerly awaited his arrival. No doubt he was greeted by the cat he met in passing last year as he made his way from the brush—cold and alone—to Karen’s arms and Gus and BooBear’s home. It was a reunion.

    Surely, baby Ishmael would be eased in slowly to life on the other side of the Bridge. Have you ever met a newf with no warning? I can see him, just like his photo that appears Up Top every now and again welcomed first by his kind. The sleek coated felines, some with stripes, some with blue eyes and others with green, and one with whiskers showing the remnants of his previous snack—cheese—purr and paw their welcome.

    Next a flying squirrel and then the canines. I can see the dogs wagging their tails and pouncing down on forelegs with their haunches extended in the air. “Welcome!” they woof. “We’ve been keeping an eye on you, kit,” they inform. Introductions were made—Mollypop, Howard, Teddy, Rory, Brandi, Boris, a certain SpiritDog, and many others who are missed every day.

    I can also see Ish wearing a soggy bagel like a life preserver around his middle. How else was River Bear, the great Newf, supposed to say, “Nice to meet you, Ish,” if he didn’t drop the bagel? And, how was it his fault that Ish was standing directly under his mouth?

    I can hear the conversation between Bridger and Rowdy—the former the caretaker of the latter. “Easy Rowdy. Just because they are small, kittens are not squeaky toys. Easy, easy, easy.” By way of greeting, I can see Rowdy nudging the little guy with his snout and wagging his tail while Bridger breathes a sigh of relief.

    I can also see that Bridge will be crossed today and in days to come by those on the other side—including Ishmael riding atop a Newf— to tuck the quilt around the shoulders of Karen while she holds Gus and BooBear in her lap.

  95. OleyHowlers
    6:02 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rebecca, that was a lovely sight, and laid outso well for us all to visualize.

    Ishmael, look for a particularly pretty little Calico with luminescent blue eyes, goes by the name “Baby”. She is Kindness Extroadinaire for all felines and canines (and humans) alike.

  96. Staff
    6:06 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Little Ishmael has traveled to the next level. I am so glad that you found him (or he found you)and kept him warm and safe for his short life. I am proud of you. I know many of the plunderers are welcoming him over the rainbow bridge. There is quite a crowd up there now.

    Dawson, the person with the kindle is Mr.Staff. However I know his password….snicker. I wonder if the download might be early?

    Nope. Not early. At least not this early. drat.

  97. Masquers
    6:08 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Belle Starr: My dear friend, the best part of your story is the vision of the loved ones crossing back to our side of the Bridge. Ishmael is safe and loved…both on this side and that.

  98. Trigger
    6:13 pm on August 13th, 2012

    RIP little Ishmael. You are safe among friends.

  99. B.Stover
    6:17 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Trigger: I like your picture story.

  100. Kat
    6:27 pm on August 13th, 2012

    BFF Belle Starr, I told Mommy that was your beautiful visualization. She doesn’t believe it.

  101. SnowBella
    6:38 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Kat: Belle Starr is taking credit for my work, however, now that I’ve re-read it an noticed things I would change, maybe I will let her have the credit. That’s what I get for writing quickly and not edititng. Snort.

    Howlers: I hope your mom feels better soon.

  102. c.hobbit
    6:38 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Happy b-day AJ! My birthday philosophy: every year gets better!

    Sad to hear the news about Ishmael but he has passed into a new life free of sickness and pain–another kind of birthday.

  103. Melanie
    6:55 pm on August 13th, 2012

    I can just see that whole reunion. Have fun Ishmael and all. Gus&BooBear, take heart.

    Trigger and Maila are on the loose!

  104. SnowBella
    6:59 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Running wild and free is all fun an games until you realize no one knows how to drive the get away car. 😉

  105. Wose
    7:21 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Belle Starr , your imagery was lovely.

  106. Wose
    7:25 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rio, I thought you might like that clip. The Prof loved it!

    OHs, I hope your mom gets better soon.

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:31 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Gritting!…Our teeth and catching up on Grimm tonight…snort!…We haven’t read your story yet Bellie Star…wuffle!

  108. Gus & BooBear
    7:33 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Thank you, everybody. It really helps to read your kind words and to imagine Ishmael playing with all those who have crossed before him.

    Karen, Gus & BooBear

  109. Gus & BooBear
    8:03 pm on August 13th, 2012

    And, on a happier note….Happy Birthday, AJ!!!

  110. BearSpiritDog
    8:05 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rio: Grimm! We were behind 3 episodes.

  111. OleyHowlers
    8:14 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rio, we’ve been meaning to ask you if you’ve been keepimg up with Burn Notice this season. We think it’s their best season ever, and still our absolute favorite.

  112. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:29 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Burn!…Notice!….snort!…NO! I did not know the new season had started…grunt!….The Olympics really played havoc with our summer viewing schedule…wheeze!…I hope we aren’t too late to catch the first episode…yeep!

  113. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:30 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Bear!…We are trying to get through the Big Foot episode…snort!…Its a scary, gross one for sure….gurgle!

  114. Melanie
    8:36 pm on August 13th, 2012

    I have started Foyle’s War. I read the books, but only saw a few of Masterpiece Theater’s programs. Excellent.

    Going to bed. AJ? Happy Birthday again. OH’s Mom? You’re lucky OTAS can not use the epi-pen. Not only is he allergic to bees and wasps, he’s allergic to synthetic adrenaline.

    Take care all, TTFN

  115. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:40 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Foyles!…War got my friend through some tough times being laid off in 2008 during the Thanksgiving – Christmas season….snort!…We have very fond memories of that lovely English series…wuffle!…MidSomer Mysteries helped a lot too…snort!…She checked them out from the library for free!..heh!

  116. BearSpiritDog
    8:58 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Thanks for the library reminder, Rio. We just canceled our Netflix DVD subscription. Too expensive for both DVD and streaming. Unfortunately, not everything is available via streaming video so we also need the other option. There’s also Redbox…very cheap and I don’t think there is a time limit on returns. May give it a try.

  117. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:58 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Drat!….I’ve missed the first 3 episodes of Burn Notice…sob!sob!sob!…ON DEMAND is still showing #4 as the earliest…sniffle!…Howlers, give me a run-down on what has happened so far…wheeze!pleeze!

  118. B.Stover
    9:03 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Melanie: I didn’t know Foyle’s War was also a book. Where did you get it?

  119. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:05 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Bear!…Yup! Check out your local library. I bet they have all kinds of stuff you can watch for free…snort!…Gotta love!love!love! the Library…wheeze!

    Burned!…I do believe we watched the first episode of the new season because I remember Fiona being in Jail and getting in a brutal fight…gasp!…I also remember Michaels mother shooting an intruder through the ceiling when she was in the attic, in the Nick of Time…heh!heh!…Then the Olympics happened and we lost track..grump!

  120. B.Stover
    9:05 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Bear: I think you can get films via streaming using Amazon Prime.

  121. Barb & Maggie
    9:17 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Good night all. We are going to watch the final Closer and then off to bed.

  122. OleyHowlers
    9:27 pm on August 13th, 2012

    There have been 8 episodes of Burn Notice already this season. When Fiona was in prison, someone was trying to have her killed.
    A recap of all the episodes in Season 6 is here:
    The shows must be available somewhere: Hulu, Amazon Prime…

  123. Gus & BooBear
    9:28 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Here’s a picture before his illness weakened him.

  124. OleyHowlers
    9:32 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Mom is so tired from all of her meds and her itching, burning thing, so we must say Good Night. Thanks for posting Ishmael’s pic, G&BB. Stay tucked securely beneath the quilt. We are all going to hug each other (even Buddy) extra tight tonight.
    Good night to you all.

  125. Princess Sam
    9:43 pm on August 13th, 2012

    G&BB, we haven’t seen his picture since a little kitten. Thank you.

  126. SnowBella
    9:48 pm on August 13th, 2012

    What a sweet boy! I still think of him as the little kitten.

  127. BearSpiritDog
    9:55 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Good night, Howlers. Hope your mom is feeling tip top very soon so she can enjoy the rest of her vacation.

    Gus&BooBear: That’s a very nice photo to remember Ishmael by. He looks happy, healthy and strong.

    B: We have found Amazon Prime doesn’t usually show the newer TV episodes and films unless you pay for them.

  128. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:58 pm on August 13th, 2012

    BluKat!…Mini-me!…awwww!…Ishmael was a great looking guy, even for a Kat…snort!

  129. Siber-H
    10:02 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Gus&BooBear, Thanks for the photo. He was such a cute little guy when he was a kitten. I remember you posting his picture then. You guys rescued him and gave him love, care, and life. He will be missed, but he is waitng for you at Rainbow Bridge.

  130. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:02 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Birthday!….I hope Mr. and Mrs. Giant are going to do something special tonight besides building a Cabin In the Woods…heh!…Next year we should all go up to Alaska in August so we can Celebrate AJ The Giant’s birthday and drink all his beer and eat all his food…chorkel!…What say thee Plunderers!?

  131. Tupper and Gilly
    10:02 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Karen, Gus and BooBear – we haven’t had a chance to check in until now. But even tho we didn’t know, little Ish was in our prayer tonight. We know he was safe and happy with you – now he is safe and happy again, surrounded by loved ones and peace.

    AJ – we would be happy to help you finish up any of that leftover cake…..

    Barb – hope the moving stuff is getting a little less stressful.

    Mama just told us that they now have to leave on Sunday instead of next Monday. But at least their hotel has wifi so they will keep in touch with us while they are gone.

  132. Riö - The Evil Pug
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  133. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Walk!…When we were about done with our long walk tonight when an old man walked his walked across the wide street and told my friend most of his life-story…heh!heh!…So our long walk took even longer, but Beau and I got a good rest right there towards the end…snort!…My friend says saying “Hi” to old guys in walkers is dangerous, even if they are way across the street…chorkel!sneeze!

  134. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:11 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Editing!…I need to pay more attention to Editing in the future…grunt!

  135. Gus & BooBear
    10:12 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Good night, guys. Thank you again for all the kind thoughts and words. It helps more than you realize. You are all truly the best of friends.

    Karen, G & BB

  136. SnowBella
    10:21 pm on August 13th, 2012

    G&BB and Karen: I have no doubt that the quilt will not be allowed to slip even and inch off your shoulders tonight.

    Rio: I just picked up a an ice cream cake from the store. I know AJ will have eaten all of the cake Melanie made him by the time I get home so this is the only way I will get a taste. I asked if they could write “Happy birthday AJ from the team and the evilest of pugs!”. But they said no, there wasnt space for the last word.

  137. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:21 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Karen!…Goodnight! Big sloppy pug kisses from Me and Beau…slrrrrrpppppp!sneeeze!sssssloobbbbererrererey!smooooches!

  138. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Pugs!…Is the Last Word and the most important word…dammit!…Just wait till I meet that bakery person one day. I will give them the pug “What-for”…grunt!

  139. Masquers
    10:32 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Karen, G&BB: Little Ishmael doesn’t look so little anymore. It was a short, but good life he had with you and your family. You did a very good thing adopting the little guy.
    Yikes! I just took a glance at the upcoming temperatures…in the mid nineties…that’s way too hot for a kool kat like me.
    Off to setup the Kindle for a most important download.
    G’night all.

  140. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:35 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Gah!…Maskers, Kool Kat, you just reminded me…sniff!…Now I can’t remember if I need to do anything or not to my nifty Kindle….wheeze!…Oh heavens! I wonder what SiberH is doing?…heh!

  141. Siber-H
    10:45 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rio, I m sort of reading and sort of watching the game. BTY The Rockies are ahead by 5 runs in the seventh.

    Mom says there is no point in setting and glaring at my Kindle. That won’t make the story appear any sooner.
    We really don’t have to do anything to the Kindle. The next time we turn it on, ACWI will download as long as we have already ordered it.

  142. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on August 13th, 2012

    SiberH!…Dude, you are being so cool and collected…heh!…My friend decided we needed to ReCharge the Kindle before Midnight…snort!….After that the Whispernet Ghosts will take care of everything…chuffle!

    Rockies!…We abandoned them to try and watch an episode of Burn Notice…grunt!…Now they are winning!..sniff!

  143. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:13 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Nationals!…I just heard that the Giants are trailing 5 ta 0 to the Nationals…heh!heh!…Wookies team is kicking-butt and taking names!….Woooo!

  144. Snowhook Bella
    11:16 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Rio: Yeep! Check your SDD!

  145. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:18 pm on August 13th, 2012

    Radio!…We are going to go quietly upstairs and listen to the Rockies game on the radio…sniff!…Because they are doing so well without us watching them right now. My friend says we do not want to jinx them at this point….heh!…So Goodnight all!

    Hap!….Happy Birthday AJ – You old fart!…snorkel!

  146. Snowhook Bella
    11:26 pm on August 13th, 2012

    No! Rio! Don’t go to sleep without checking your SDD! I don’t know how it happened” but I’m ten pages into a certain story right now! Now! Now!

  147. Siber-H
    11:28 pm on August 13th, 2012

    The Rockies are going to win this game.
    We are going to sleep now, so says mom. This is rather like waiting for Santa Claus.


    Night All

  148. Snowhook Bella
    12:25 am on August 14th, 2012

    Spence: Bravo! Thank you for filling in the pieces of how my two favorite investigating partners came together. Well done!

  149. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:40 am on August 14th, 2012

    Wait a minute! I preordered a certain story on May 25 and it is MIA. Howse come you have it, Bella, and we don’t?

    Tap tap tap tap tap.


  150. Staff
    12:51 am on August 14th, 2012

    We have it…got to go.
    Night all.

  151. c.hobbit
    1:10 am on August 14th, 2012

    How can one misplace a Nook on the most important day. {{{sigh}}}

  152. SnowBella
    1:17 am on August 14th, 2012

    I don’t know why or how I was able to get the book early. I didn’t pre-order and thought I might tonight so a certain story would be there when I woke up tomorrow morning. It downloaded and I looked over my shoulder to make sure the short story police weren’t coming to get me. Once I determined the coast was clear, I began to read and didn’t stop.

    Fantastic! A truly fantastic prequel!

  153. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    2:45 am on August 14th, 2012

    It came! First it wasn’t and then it was, just like magic!


    Bella, mom apologizes for being just the teeniest, tiniest bit disgruntled. She doesn’t know what came over her, this e-story envy.

  154. SnowBella
    3:03 am on August 14th, 2012

    Wolfie: No need to apologize. We humans do strange things when important things are on the line. It could happen to any of us.

  155. OleyHowlers
    8:04 am on August 14th, 2012

    Good morning! Looks like Santa Claus snuck in here last night and added something to our Kindle!
    So long for now…we are getting a storm. What a perfect time for reading!

  156. Staff
    9:59 am on August 14th, 2012

    On Chet’s Facebook page it shows that he received AFOC yesterday. Maybe you won’t have to be patient too much longer. Maybe.

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