Pub Day: The Dog Who Knew Too Much

Spence is already gone, hitting the road to North Conway, NH – Maestro’s Restaurant at noon, talk and signing – plus a raffle! There’s still some coffee in his cup. Coffee’s not my thing. I’ll eat just about anything – I admit it – but when it comes to drinking, water’s pretty much it. Any meaning in that? I leave it to you.

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99 Responses to “Pub Day: The Dog Who Knew Too Much”

  1. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:22 am on September 6th, 2011

    Good morning, Chet! You’re really early today. I think the fact that you prefer water to coffee shows you have great taste! I’m a water guy myself, and Mom and Dad are just back from their walk, so Mom’s drinking a tall glass of water even as we speak. My girl, on the other hand, loves that coffee stuff. I say it smells pretty good — especially when you first open a can — but when you cook it in water, the stuff tastes vile!!!

  2. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:24 am on September 6th, 2011

    P.S. Happy TDWKTM Day! :) Mom will be bringing our copy home from the library today, so we can read the whole book now. That saves us from having to wait for our autographed copy to come later.

  3. Gus & BooBear
    8:06 am on September 6th, 2011

    Kirby, are you okay? News is showing bad weather in your area!

  4. Melanie
    8:09 am on September 6th, 2011

    Happy TDWKTM Day to you too! :)

    I read last night’s posts. All the crossed paws, claws and tails are thinking good thoughts for Texas.

    Hmmm. I wonder if a WHOLE bunch of Newfs just drooled at the fire?

    Naw, but it does make a weird picture.

  5. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:19 am on September 6th, 2011

    G&BB: We’re supposed to get some of the remnants of Lee today, but just the outer bands. Right now it’s cloudy here, but so far no rain. When Mom and Dad went for their walk, it was really warm and humid — really humid! It felt like it was going to start raining at any time. But so far nothing.

    Mom’s getting ready to turn off the computer — have a great day everyone! BBL — unless we’re too busy reading!!!

  6. Melanie
    8:37 am on September 6th, 2011

    Kirby T: That is weird, we’ve been getting the remnants of Lee for the last day. Pumped up that rain right to the west of you I guess.

    River is full again, but nothing like Irene. We’ve had 3 inches of rain.

    Now the important thing. Where did Zoe leave her kindle . . . I need to buy something!!

  7. Melanie
    9:12 am on September 6th, 2011

    Spencer, hope you get up and back okay. Just had word that the North Conway, NH dog shows have been cancelled this weekend because of “flooding, silt and unusable parking due to Tropical Storm Irene.”

    Maybe that’s just where the show was going to be . . .

  8. Debbie LM
    9:26 am on September 6th, 2011

    A friend form Australia (Uncle Alan) sent this to Wookie about the heros of the nation within our nation from 9/11. Very touching – Wookie gave it 3 Woofs!
    http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/gallery-e6frg6so-1226130211829?page=23

  9. Macy the Min-pin
    9:28 am on September 6th, 2011

    Happy TDWKTM Day to you all. We are first on the list for our library copy, but we aren’t sure if they have even received it yet. It was ordered on 8-5. Going to check now. BBL

  10. B.Stover
    9:37 am on September 6th, 2011

    I didn’t read very far last night. Got to Chet’s memory about a duck in a lake and couldn’t stop laughing.

    Chet: You’re the greatest. Hope the event today goes well. (Much too early to be up and about at 6:41 AM!) Every time I see “pub day” I think of a British bar. Pondering…

    Good morning all.

  11. dawson
    9:39 am on September 6th, 2011

    Good morning! Happy reading everyone.

    I’m taking the car in for a “tune-up”. Gulp.

  12. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:56 am on September 6th, 2011

    P-Day! ….Wooooo!… I never thought this day would come!…snort!…But here it is and I am the only one without Dog Who in my paws….sob!sob!sob!….I didn’t even have a message from B&N that is has been shipped….groan!…. She told the neighbor that there may be packages arriving while we are gone, and to please take them inside. …sniff!…Seems she ordered a ton of quilling paper and is worried about it getting rained on…grumble!

  13. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:00 am on September 6th, 2011

    Maestro’s!….. That Italian restaurant has a very large wine list….snort!… I guess ole Spencer will be in hog-heaven this afternoon…heh! …Although, I did not see any Cahors on the menu…sniff!

    http://www.maestrosnorthconway.com/winelist.html

  14. B.Stover
    10:08 am on September 6th, 2011

    If it works, here is a link to the NYTimes review of a new book about baseball, The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/books/the-art-of-fielding-by-chad-harbach-review.html?ref=arts

  15. Tupper and Gilly
    10:11 am on September 6th, 2011

    Its a great day for the world of literature! We wonder if actually getting to North Conway is going to be problematic. There just aren’t any highways to get there – you can get close, but then its all backroads. But New Hampshire didn’t get hit nearly as hard as Vermont. A drive up north there showed so much damage it really brought a lump to the throat.

    On a lighter note – Chet – one of our very favorite things in the world is finding an abandoned (or at least unattended) cup of coffee that is within our reach. Remember the day that Gilly and I got into someone’s coffee – we just remember that that day went by really, really fast and we did an awful lot of running around and barking and playing and running and chasing cats and …oh yeah, THAT’s why Mama never leaves her coffee within reach anymore.

    Now, she’s leaving to go work in her studio and then (sigh) back to Crazy Lady Land.

  16. B.Stover
    10:13 am on September 6th, 2011

    That’s a nice wine list. There are some Merlots from California and the Malbec from Argentina may be close to Cahors. Thanks for the link Rio. (Sorry you won’t have Dog Who on your trip. There must be a way….)

  17. BearSpiritDog
    10:19 am on September 6th, 2011

    Cool, cool water. My drink too…..

  18. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:37 am on September 6th, 2011

    Dilema!…. I’ve thought and thought and thought about how to get a copy of Dog Who to read on the trip…sniff!….I can’t figure it out though. We don’t live near a B&N store, and Borders closed….wuffle!…So we are stuck with waiting on the US Postal Service again….grump!

    Baseball!….That new book that Stover pointed out sounds really good and not just because it has a lot of baseball in it…snort!…Someone here says I have enough books on my plate to read already and we will not be ordering any more for a while….gruffle!

  19. B.Stover
    10:41 am on September 6th, 2011

    The NYTimes review has an excerpt from the book.

    Rio: Could you get a copy from the library…of Dog Who?

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:44 am on September 6th, 2011

    Stover!…Now thats an Idea!…snort!… I will text my friend from my little Go-Phone and ask her to stop tonight on her way home from the Busy-Place….wheeze!…Chances are our library won’t have it, but it’s worth a shot …snuffle!

  21. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:54 am on September 6th, 2011

    Crap!… The library has it “on order” and there are 5 requests in front of me….gruffle!…So I am just as well off waiting for our copy to arrive via mail….grump!

  22. Mollypop
    11:01 am on September 6th, 2011

    Our weather has gone from blazing hot 93 degrees to winter! Well, no snow, but the contrast in a couple of days makes us think it must be winter. However, that makes us think a drizzly 55-degree day is perfect for reading and a certain book flew into Mom’s Kindle last night. I was on the alert to try to catch it as it came in, but I must have dozed off and then there it was.

  23. Melanie
    11:06 am on September 6th, 2011

    We just had a woman come to the front door. Jesse answered it and said, “May I help you?” I’m yelling that I’m in the side yard AND SHE OPENED THE DOOR WITHOUT BEING INVITED IN AND LET THE PACK OUT! Sort of hard NOT to notice the NINE dogs at the door. Just spent the last ten minutes getting them back in the house. She was determined she was supposed to be here. I then should her the number on the house. ON THE HOUSE. She was wrong. She started to leave and I told her she owed us an apology, and she still thought she was in the right, because she had the number wrong. WHAT? She did apologize. But Jeez Louise!

  24. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:06 am on September 6th, 2011

    Alone!….So am I going to be all alone out here while all you guys are reading and laughing today?…grump! ….What’s a pug to do?…sniffle!

  25. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:09 am on September 6th, 2011

    Melanie!,…Why didn’t the Newfs stop the women from getting close to the front door?….snort! … I thought they were meant to be “watching” the house and keeping strangers away…heh!

  26. B.Stover
    11:21 am on September 6th, 2011

    Rio: From Amazon I can put books on my Kindle and iPad simultaneously without paying twice. I could also have them downloaded to my computer. Wonder if you could get a copy on your computer. (It may only be done when you order a digital copy.)

    UPS is supposed to be delivering my hardcover copy today. Have to run errands and then prep for class and then…finally…read.

  27. BearSpiritDog
    11:26 am on September 6th, 2011

    Amazon! We here have been let down big time by the corporate mammoth. Nana checked this morning and the book has yet to be sent out. So how can we receive it on the 8th if IT HASN’T EVEN BEEN SHIPPED YET. She cancelled the order (pre-ordered from FEBRUARY mind you) and placed another order. This one actually looks like it is moving through the shipping process. Maybe. If it wasn’t for the Prime Shipping feature she says she would have gone elsewhere. They are on our LIST!

  28. Mollypop
    11:30 am on September 6th, 2011

    I forgot to say that Mom is halfway through Agatha Christie’s Murder at the Vicarage. It’s the first book of the Miss Marple series and was free on Amazon Kindle. It will have to wait. We want to read about Chet.

  29. B.Stover
    11:33 am on September 6th, 2011

    Bear: I think you should let Amazon know that problem. My hardcover copy that is coming today from UPS is from Amazon and I received an email message on Sept. 1 saying it would be here today. (There is a tracking link with the email also.) Hope you get your copy soon.

  30. abbiethekitty
    12:00 pm on September 6th, 2011

    I couldn’t get on the internet last night but my copy is on the computer this morning.

    Rio go to Amazon and download Kindle Cloud reader (free) and then order the book. It will not take long. Maybe 5 minutes and you will have it. Of course you have to pay about 13.00 for the book.
    Sigh.
    However in my case Mr.Staff is paying for it. Snicker. He told me his amazon password so I could listen to some Bluegrass songs he had uploaded to the Cloud and …heh….it works for ordering books too. 😀

    Now although the book is here I have to go take the ‘rents to the clinic for some lab work. So I won’t be able to read it till this afternoon.

    And I popped a cap off one of my teeth last night so I will have to stop for that to be fixed. However I expect to be happy happy happy tonight.

    BBL

  31. Melanie
    12:09 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Riö, it was because Jesse was with them. If the “lady” had tried to just come in with out a member of our 2 legged pack there, she would be lucky not to run screaming!

    Though why drool and loud woofing and anxious dogs upset people I’ll never know.

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:44 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Clouds!….The suggestion to download and pay for the book Again! will not go over with someone here who has to bring home the bacon each day….grunt!… She says, “No Way! We can wait one lousy week to read the book because we have waited this long already without exploding.” ….snort!

  33. Siber-H
    12:45 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Thanks for the link, Stover. Mom picked that book up yesterday at B&N and looked at it. She’ll buy it for me. I know she will.

    Melanie, It’s too bad that the Newfs didn’t just run over that lady and flatten her.

  34. Siber-H
    1:01 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Bear, We have been seriously considering coughing up the money for Amazon Prime…now we are not so sure.
    We noticed that with Amazon Prime overnight shipping is only $3.99.

    pondering

  35. Melanie
    1:26 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Siber-H: picture flat “lady” and laughing.

  36. Montana
    1:52 pm on September 6th, 2011


    Hey Chet,

    You should try the coffee — I love it. I get into Mom’s cup every time I can! Since I have a long and elegant nose, I can get all the way to the bottom of the cup without any problem. (Not like those other two in my home — Max & Buddy.)

    Best wishes,
    Montana in Illinois

  37. B.Stover
    1:56 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Montana: You are beautiful….and very skillful!

    SH: I have Amazon Prime and think it works very well. You can also get free streaming of movies and tv shows with it (meaning you don’t have to pay extra for them).

  38. Mollypop
    2:10 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Siber-H – We have Amazon Prime and use it all the time. We get way more than our money’s worth out of it. Just click and two days later there’s our package. We never do overnight so there’s no extra cost.

  39. Mollypop
    2:15 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Siber-H – Here’s a whole page of stuffed huskies on Amazon with Prime shipping. You could buy some with one-click ordering and your Mom would never know.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=husky+toy+dog&x=0&y=0

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:16 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Crap!…. Just received notice from B&N that they have finally shipped part of my order….grunt!… The part they didn’t ship was Dog Who. Go Figure! ….grump!

  41. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:22 pm on September 6th, 2011

    SiberH!….I looked at those stuffed Sibers, but they do not look at all like you…grunt!… My friend wants to order this next time…..snort!

  42. BearSpiritDog
    2:27 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Siber-H: This is the first time Amazon Prime has let us down and personally I don’t think it had anything to do with the shipping service. I believe our order somehow slipped through the cracks. (Yes, we are letting them know!) If you place a lot of orders it is well worth the price. Also, as B says, free streaming video is included. The 3.99 next day shipping you mentioned is also very attractive.

  43. B.Stover
    2:52 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Chet uses “booked” (not a spoiler alert but reference to a scene in Dog Who follows)when Iggy is holding the bacon in front of the window and leaves when Mr. Parsons wants to take it away. We talked about that usage of booked one time. (I still don’t think I like it.) This is so much fun!

  44. Macy the Min-pin
    2:56 pm on September 6th, 2011

    We too are among the “waiting to read” club. After meeting Spence last year mom just doesn’t want to buy the book until she can get him to sign it in person again. No telling when that will be. We are going to the library site to see if it has arrived yet. Paws crossed.

    Nobody here drinks coffee but Belle loves her some tea! What’s dad’s is hers, if you ask her. Mom does not believe in sharing. There is always a top on hers. hmph

  45. Macy the Min-pin
    2:59 pm on September 6th, 2011

    OOOoooooooo!!!!! The library says “copy in processing”. I hope that does not mean that some librarian is reading it! (sorry, Kirby, it is OK for your mom, but not for here!!!) We will check back later in the day.

  46. dawson
    3:03 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Booked!
    It’s common usage up here for leaving the scene, usually in a hurry.

    Rio: Tell your friend there were some “pug” shoes on sale at that site Rose posted for Melanie the other day, when Melanie was looking for some purple shoes. They were cute if you like that sort of thing (I prefer purple).

  47. dawson
    3:06 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Carpola!
    I used the word p u g along with s h o e s and I am now awaiting moderation at 3:03. I was telling Rio to check out the site Rose gave to Melanie for purple s h o e s because there are some pug s h o e s for sale.

  48. Macy the Min-pin
    3:06 pm on September 6th, 2011

    dagnabbit, the library says that it will be ready in about 2 weeks. How much processing does that thing need, anyway.

  49. Melanie
    3:19 pm on September 6th, 2011

    What site Rose gave Melanie for purple s h o e s ? How’d I miss that?

    All the librarians have to read it first!

    Hey, Thanks Dawson!

    I am struggling to stay awake! The whatevers in my body that don’t deal with weather changes are acting up and I . . m . . .fallin . .g . .a .s .l . . .

  50. dawson
    3:40 pm on September 6th, 2011

    http://www.icons h o e s.com

    Booked!
    Is used commonly up here to mean left the scene, usually in a hurry.

  51. bluecat
    3:43 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Wookie – Mom cried while she looked at the pictures from Uncle Alan. Thanks for sharing. Do all older dogs have eyes filled with wisdom?

    TDW arrived today from Amazon in KY via USPS. Our mail lady outwitted the goats. The cover is beautiful. Does Kindle show book covers?

  52. BearSpiritDog
    3:49 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Macy: Melanie is right. All the librarians are reading it first, lol. Only Kirby’s mom, because she is a Plunderer, is allowed to take this liberty. The others, no. Two weeks for processing – more like 2 weeks for all the staff to read it. We’re no.10 on the list as is.

    Okay. Nana called Amazon to complain about the shipping. They said they will extend her Prime subscription as compensation. That’s something but she’s still not happy about the delay. The gal tried to give us next day but the system wouldn’t let her change a order in process. Enough whining. We will post more on the subject when we have something positive to report.

  53. B.Stover
    3:59 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Bluecat: My iPad shows the cover, back and front, and inside flaps. I don’t think the Kindle does.

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:59 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Spencer!… I wonder how much wine he guzzled today during and after his first talk about Dog Who…heh!… I also wonder if he mentioned the Blog, the Plunderers, Snowhook Kennel and the Iditarod Patch!….snort! … He really has a lot of topics he could talk about if he put his mind to it… chorkel! …Maybe he can replace all those old stories he used to tell over and over….sniff! …Although, I would like to hear them at least once at some point…grunt!

  55. Siber-H
    4:03 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Welcome Montana…love the name “Montana”.

    Thanks guys for all the comments on Amazon Prime. We’ll do it!

    Oh yeah, Mollypop, I forgot about the one click ordering…that will make life easier. One of those stuffed huskies is $448. I’d be in serious trouble over that one.

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:13 pm on September 6th, 2011

    SiberH!…Get the Pug Mug-Shots instead!…snort!

  57. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:14 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Welcome back, Montana! You sure are beautiful!

  58. Melanie
    4:17 pm on September 6th, 2011

    I forgot to say hello to Montana!

    Hello Montana! You look gorgeous.

    Siber-H: we have the Amazon Prime and because of where we live it does make life easier because we don’t have to drive forever to go find and then buy something.

    I really like it because I’m watching “Midsummer Murders” for free.

  59. Masquers
    4:21 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Ah….this is the life…stretched out in the warm sun…not a care in the world.

    Zen Kat

  60. Macy the Min-pin
    4:22 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Melanie, so sorry to hear about your falling a s s.

    Love the snout Montana!

  61. Barb & Maggie
    6:31 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Macy and Rio, We don’t have the book either. Barb did a big boo boo. She is ordering a signed copy from Wellseley, but she doesn’t like to open that copy, and certainly won’t loan it out.
    Sooo, she ordered 3 copies (2 are gifts)from B&N along with a children’s book that she pre-ordered with a 11-08 shipping date. She “assumed” that they would ship Dog Who now. What a bozo. Today she looked again, and they had the 3 Dog Who copies set to ship on 11-08 along with the pre-order. Boy, was she upset. She couldn’t change it on line, so she had to call and talk to someone. She ended up canceling the kid’s book and will reorder it later. They will be shipping Dog Who in the next couple of days. We probably won’t have it till next week.

  62. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    6:35 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Ve thought Melanie vas saying she had gas. Ve vere puzzled vhy she vould tell us.
    Montana You are lovely. Rather like short Borzoi.

  63. Barb & Maggie
    6:35 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Montana, Welcome. You are lovely, and so is the chair you are sitting on. Second comment is from Barb.

  64. B.Stover
    6:38 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Natasha is making me laugh.

  65. Mollypop
    6:42 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Mom says she is not going to read anymore today. She wants the joy of reading Chet to last

    This book is great!!!!

  66. Barb & Maggie
    6:53 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Natasha is right – Montana does look like a sawed-off Borzoi.

    Come to thikn of it Corgis – at least the Cardies – look like sawed off German Shepherds!

  67. Barb & Maggie
    6:55 pm on September 6th, 2011

    If you turn on the NBC Evening News quick you can see Mishka the talking Sibe!

  68. Siber-H
    7:09 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Thanks Maggie! My NBC news won’t come on for 25 more minutes so I will get to see it.

  69. Barb & Maggie
    7:10 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Did anyone see it? I had seen the U-Tube video before of Mishka saying “I love you”, but id didn’t know it has been viewed over 55 MILLION times! Pretty impressive.

  70. Barb & Maggie
    7:20 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Siber-H It is right at the very end of the broadcast. Fun segment!

  71. Macy the Min-pin
    7:22 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Yes, my first thought about Melanie was gas also, but I then decided that she just did not finish the word. I guess she will have to settle the debate.

  72. Melanie
    7:29 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Thanks all (sarcastic font). I was falling asleep! Jeez. . .

    Speaking of that, it’s cold and damp here. Just the kind of night that’s set for a good book. Perhaps with a favorite furry Patsy snoring away on my bed with the heated mattress pad on low.

    Pondering here . . .

    YUP! Going to do that!! Both Kindles and the iPaw are now loaded with a certain tail I mean tail, I mean tale . . .

    TTFN

  73. BearSpiritDog
    7:35 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Barb & Rio: Finally watched The Visitor. Excellent choice. Very good writing, directing and acting.

    Now we’re going to watch more of Mad Men Season 2

  74. Siber-H
    8:03 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Barb&Maggie, Thanks again! We really enjoyed seeing Mishka on tv and learning more about her. She should be in the movies!

  75. B.Stover
    8:05 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Well, I think I read also.

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:08 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Gas!…. I have gas. A lot of gas…snort!burp!….Although, I usually don’t go around telling everyone about it on the blog…heh!…It’s pretty common knowledge around here. When company comes I usually get shooshed to the other room or into the bedroom, or outside if it is not too hot or not too cold….grunt! …Usually I just go lie in my bed with my baseball toys and gruffle at the voices….snort!

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:10 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Strange!…I don’t understand Stover’s last comment….wuffle!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:19 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Walk!….Oh no!…wheeze!….We are going on the Brutal Walk early tonight…grump!….She says its nice and cool out and we need to beat the rain…sniff!sniff!….I don’t think we are going to beat the rain. We are going to get poured on, I just know it….gruffle! cough!…crap!

  79. Barb & Maggie
    8:22 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Bear, Tell Nana to get Songcatcher. Loved it here. Tiny, tiny bit of two women who were more than friends, but it was not adult-offensive.

  80. B.Stover
    9:12 pm on September 6th, 2011

    I meant, I think I’ll read Dog Who also. I’m reading it slowly just as Mollypop is. I’m on chapter seven. It’s really good.

    Good night all.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:19 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Back!… wheeze!cough!….We came downstairs and her mother yelled down that it is starting to really rain now…heh!…It sprinkled on us the whole way which felt kind of good. Now I’m sure I will not have to have a bath before The Trip To Hell…chorkel!

  82. Snowhook Bella
    9:23 pm on September 6th, 2011

    I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who won’t be reading Dog Who when it is fresh off the press. I’m still playing catch up—I’ll finish THAT tonight and start TFAT tomorrow.

    Rio: Luna has gas, too but she’d never admit it.

  83. Liz
    9:27 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Hey T&G’s mum, great surprise! It arrived yesterday and I’m thrilled, THANK YOU!

  84. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:55 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Hey, y’all! I don’t know what is taking those libraries so long to process those books! If something has a release date of Sept. 6, then Mom’s library releases it on Sept. 6! All of the books are tagged and ready to go days before. Then on the release date they’re checked in and go out to those on the waiting list. Mom was Number 5 on the list, and by the time her branch’s copy was checked in, the first four people on the list already had copies assigned, so the one at her branch was Mom’s! She was a little worried about that, because she had a meeting at another branch this afternoon, and there was still one more hold to be filled before it was Mom’s turn. She was going to say something to the lady who was going to check it in, but she forgot! Luckily, when she came back from the meeting, there was the book with her name on it!!!

  85. abbiethekitty
    10:25 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Did you notice that all the photo’s of the nine eleven dogs were taken by the same person? Here is a link to her site.

    http://www.charlottedumas.nl/#home

  86. Elliot
    10:44 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Hmm. Catty Librarian is waiting for her copy to come from the library too. I haven’t seen one of these books yet and now I’ll have to wait to find out about this dog and his buddy and perps and all. Her library doesn’t get the book shipped until pub day so we’ll be waiting for the processing but – we ARE first on the list because no Plunderers live around here!

    Wish I could have seen the Newfs all run out the door at once. Sounds like a grand time to me!

  87. Barb & Maggie
    10:52 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Staff, We saw a picture of George the pheasant up above. Didn’t he pass over the Rainbow Bridge?

    Good night all, we are going to read a little Miles to Go and then off to slumber land.

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Package!….Freakin’ hell!….snort!….Someone just spent most of the baseball game trying to wrap something up for the US Postal Service…grunt!…She hates those guys so everything she mails has to be wrapped and bubbled and geeze it takes forever for her to get it done…grumble! …So I decided to help and that really went over big…heh!

  89. abbiethekitty
    10:58 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Barb and Maggie, Yes George is up there over that bridge.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on September 6th, 2011

    George!… Barb don’t you know that death does not stop anyone from posting or putting up their photo on this here blog…heh!heh!

  91. Tupper and Gilly
    11:04 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Hi Elliot – Mama has been on the recieving end of a Pack “attack”, and it is hilarious! First, you are all alone – then the door opens and a huge tidal wave of black fur, drool, happy eyes and wagging tails engulfs you up to the thighs. You can’t move, you can’t fall, you are held up by flying buttresses of Newf. All you can do is stand there and laugh (as long as you understand and love dogs). Its the very best cure for the blues that we can imagine…well, if you don’t have Corgis…

    Barb – SAWED OFF GERMAN SHEPARDS?!?! Well, I NEVER! Hummpfff.
    (sound of a Corgi stomping her little legs off in a huff)

    Rio – the Kats could come and help you pack up that parcel – only problem is you could find yourself on the inside of the box, taped and labeled for Timbucktoo.

  92. dawson
    11:31 pm on September 6th, 2011

    LizF: You got your surprise from T&G? It got all the way across the ocean before it got to me. I know it’s not the Incompetent Marauding Goats…it’s the Canadian Post Office! What a bunch of bumblers.
    OleyHowlers: Let me know when you get a package from me, please. I’m curious on how long it will take as I only paid for surface mail because I know they fly it out of here anyways.
    Hi Elliot: What the heck is your mom asking me about my bathtub for, eh? I couldn’t bribe it out of Staff.
    Hi Montana: Say hi to Max and Buddy, too.

  93. Liz
    11:33 pm on September 6th, 2011

    HI Dawson! I did, I’m really surprised. The package from Bear took a long time and it came from the WEst coast, so maybe there are some goats in Hawaii.

    Abbie, thank you for that link.

  94. Snowhook Bella
    11:34 pm on September 6th, 2011

    I wonder if a gaggle of sled dogs is similar to a Newf attack—they sound very similar…

  95. Tupper and Gilly
    11:40 pm on September 6th, 2011

    Liz – so glad you liked your surprise, and we join Dawson in grumbling about her mail service. Maybe she should move to a less primative country….
    tee hee

    Its raining and cold, and we’re going to bed. G’night all.
    (G’day Liz)

  96. Snowhook Bella
    12:07 am on September 7th, 2011

    Time to head out to do dog chores. The dogs don’t know it, but they are dining on hamburger tonight!

  97. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:37 am on September 7th, 2011

    Sigh. I just read the last page, and I am feeling quite content. It was excellent, although it was way too short I loved every one but one, which was used three times. Sigh.

  98. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:38 am on September 7th, 2011

    *word but one. Sheesh.

  99. Snowhook Bella
    12:51 am on September 7th, 2011

    Mr. Wigglebutt: For me, a good book coming to an end is a war between the feeling of contetment and a sense of loss.

    I found out tonight that hamburger is a favorite of Rio Jr.

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