R.I.P.: Earl Scruggs

“You love bluegrass, don’t you?” Spence says.

“And I’m not ashamed to admit it,” says Admin. “A great American musical form – one of many. At the risk of sounding chauvinistic, Americans are a very musical people. That sometimes gets lost in the shuffle.”

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105 Responses to “R.I.P.: Earl Scruggs”

  1. Melanie
    7:49 am on March 30th, 2012

    Our favorite public radio did a repeat of a conversation with Earl Scruggs and his manager, Louise Scruggs (his wife), from 2009.

    Here’s the link. It’s very good. It’s the first 30 minutes, the second (for those country music fans) is with Rosanne Cash.

    Scruggs is fascinating! And sounds like just a great guy that you’d like as a neighbor.

    http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wamc/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1498800

  2. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:12 am on March 30th, 2012

    Good morning Melanie and all y’all! Today is Mom’s day off, but she’s got lots and lots of stuff to do, including the dreaded t*a*x*e*s. Only she says they’re not quite as dreaded these days, because their financial advisor suggested she quit doing all the paperwork by herself. So now they go to a guy who actually knows what he’s doing, and Mom’s hair seems to be growing back!

    Other than that, my boy is coming over tonight, and he’s bringing company: his girlfriend and two p*u*g*s. One belongs to her; the other is one they’re fostering. He’s getting ready to be treated for heartworms, :( so they want to let him run around our yard before he starts. Once he’s treated he isn’t allowed to exercise for a few months. Knowing Rio, that would be right up his alley — except he probably wouldn’t want to get those wormy things just to avoid exercise, would he?

  3. B.Stover
    8:16 am on March 30th, 2012

    There’s another name for “Bluegrass” but I won’t mention it.

    Sorry to hear about the pug with heartworm. I hope he gets better soon.

    Good morning all.

  4. Rose
    8:32 am on March 30th, 2012

    Good Morning All!

    Kirby: I hope the pug with the heartworm is tip-top soon. The Prof and I have an accountant do our taxes. I still ripped my hair out when he told us how much we owed!!!!

    B: I think I might know what you’re talking about.

    RIP Earl, you left some great television and movie soundtracks behind.

  5. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:38 am on March 30th, 2012

    I hope the wormy guy gets better, too, because my boy has already gotten attached to him, and is thinking about adopting him. But the rescue people say he has to be fostered for a year before he can be adopted — maybe because of the heartworm treatment? The good thing about that is that his v*e*t bills are being paid by the rescue people — a good thing for a poor college student! The bad thing is that my boy will be very attached by then, and it would be very sad if it ends up that he can’t adopt the pug after all. :(

  6. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:41 am on March 30th, 2012

    Rose: Mom and Dad started having more money taken out of Dad’s military retirement pay after last year’s payout, so they’re crossing their paws — er, fingers! — that maybe they’ll get a little bit back this year. Or at least not have to pay so much! Maybe if they get a refund, they’ll spring for a new toy for me!!!

  7. Princess Sam
    8:59 am on March 30th, 2012

    Dawson, this morning’s Buffalo News says Pat Kane, our local boy and your Black Hawks star, bought a house on Lake Erie for 2.68 million. He’s close to his family and cousins and we all knew he would stay here. Now if only he would sign with the Sabres.

  8. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:07 am on March 30th, 2012

    Bluegrass!…This post is right up Mr. Staff’s alley…heh!heh!…Just the other day my friend was commenting that they should be playing some bluegrass music where she works out after the busy-place…sniff!…Instead of that old crap that annoys the hell outta her…grunt!

  9. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:09 am on March 30th, 2012

    YEEEE!! HAWWWW!…snort!

  10. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:10 am on March 30th, 2012

    Grinning!…I’m a Grinning and Beau’s a Pickin’…heh!

  11. Barb & Maggie
    9:30 am on March 30th, 2012

    Good morning all. OK, we’ll throw a few things out there for comment.

    Glad we did not kicked off the blog for not having read The Hobbit. Boy, that’s a relief!

    We like Bluegrass music. What else is it called, Bee?

    Does anyone have an opinion on Pink Slime, aka Lean Finely Textured Beef?

    Did anyone see Christie Brinkley’s little breakdown on the Today Show the other day? We thought it was quite put on.

    Oley, You can also plant arugula (Michelle has it in her garden at the Big House). We love arugula. Also time for spinach, kale, swiss chard, garlic and shallots, if you like any of those. Mother’s Day is 6 weeks away, too long to wait! Also, do you make your own compost from your horse waste? We have wonderful compost, a bi-produce from the chickens and goats.

  12. Princess Sam
    9:32 am on March 30th, 2012

    Yesterday’s jig zone puzzle was a picture of a hawk. It wasn’t the same type of hawk that wanted to eat me, but was scary to look at just the same. I hid my eyes while Mom did the puzzle.

  13. Masquers
    9:34 am on March 30th, 2012

    We heard about Earl Scruggs on NPR yesterday. 88 yrs. old and going strong until the very end.
    Happy Birthday to Van Gogh.
    Good morning everyone.

  14. Barb & Maggie
    9:38 am on March 30th, 2012

    Sammy, I would think it would only be the really large hawks that would be a threat to you. Our Lily used to call that a “freat”.

  15. B.Stover
    10:16 am on March 30th, 2012

    B&M: I think my comment would be moderated if I gave the other name for Bluegrass. (S..t-kicker music.) Sorry, I don’t like it. By the way, I directed a school play of The Hobbit years ago. I’ve never read Lord of the Rings.

    I think I’m going to plant arugula this year in the herb garden. I’ve never done so before but I also love it.

    Yes, Happy Birthday vanGogh!

  16. Melanie
    10:25 am on March 30th, 2012

    Hmm … I was never found of “The Hobbit” though I really enjoyed “Lord of the Rings”.

    Happy Birthday Vince!

    Earl Scruggs played the theme song for “Beverly Hillbillies”, did the sound track for “Bonnie and Clyde” and “Brother, Where Art thou”

  17. Melanie
    10:26 am on March 30th, 2012

    Jeez Louise, that was “fond” of the book. YSAS was Bilbo in a high school production of it.

    YSAS has taken Dan to have lunch with the Mechanical Engineer grandson.

  18. BearSpiritDog
    10:29 am on March 30th, 2012

    Hello Everyone.

    Barb&Magpie: Since reading about the “pink” stuff we have vowed to make more conscious choices when it comes to what we eat.
    Have you seen the movie Forks Over Knives?

    We are huge fans of Tolkien here and consider The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy classics in the genre. Of course, someone here has been partial to fantasy/sci-fi Forever and a Day.
    C.Hobbit: The name is yours whether or not you have read, or plan to read, Tolkien.

    B: Stormy mentioned ice/snow in Michigan this morning. How is it where you are?

    Rio: Speaking of pick’n on the old banjo…it reminds me…we haven’t heard from Redbone Hound in a while.

    Wonder if Rebecca has reached Dutch Harbor by now…..

  19. OleyHowlers
    10:33 am on March 30th, 2012

    R.I.P. Earl Scruggs. We love bluegrass! S**t kicking music! And Earl is one of the best. We can’t wait to listen to the interview and the music, but we have to wait for Mom to play them for us.

    Rio, you never told us if we were correct yesterday.

    Barb & Magster, we are not allowed near the garden…not sure why. It is Mom and Pop who do the weeding and planting and they only have 4 raised beds. Why do they call them beds if they yell at us every time we carve out our holes for sleeping in them? A story for another time. So there is not room to plant all those things and have the space later for green beans, peppers, zucchini, squash, and tomamtoes…lots of tomatoes. Mom does not enjoy gardening. Not one little bit. She would rather be riding her horse or taking us for hikes. She considers that garden a necessity so that she will have good food. She has used horse manure in the past, but not normally. She has a mushroom soil mix so it is very good soil. The horse manure is a little too rich she thinks; besides, it is mixed with wood shavings. Most of the manure is spread, but there is a little pile of old stuff she keeps in reserve.

  20. B.Stover
    10:45 am on March 30th, 2012

    Bear: It’s 47 and overcast here.

    Barb: How much space does arugula need?

  21. Siber-H
    10:52 am on March 30th, 2012

    We will miss Earl Scruggs. We have always watched some of his videos on youtube from time to time. Foggy Mountain Breakdown is our favorite. eeehaw…Bonnie and Clyde

    Barb, we have never read the Hobbitt and have no intention of doing so.
    Once mom got out of school she never read anything that “should” be read by people, she only reads books that interest her.

    Macy, Great photo last night. Texas must be beautiful when the Bluebonnets and other wildflowers are blooming.

  22. OleyHowlers
    10:59 am on March 30th, 2012

    We must add that we love The Hobbit. Mom has read it many times, and she and Pop are both looking forward to the movie that is supposed to come out.
    Pop also loves LOTR. Mom started it several times but never managed to get all the way through all 3 books. It is on her bucket list. They both love the movie; in fact, that is the only DVD movie they own.

  23. Siber-H
    11:06 am on March 30th, 2012

    Melanie, Thanks for the link. We like Rosanne Cash.

    Kirby,The pug with the heartworm should be fine. It is very treatable. I can’t imagine the rescue not letting your boy adopt him once the year has passed. Yes, it is very possible the rescue won’t let their dogs be adopted while they are being treated for heartworm. Husky Rescue here won’t.

    Rose, My folks also OWE. Not me, I didn’t earn a dime last year.

  24. Masquers
    11:10 am on March 30th, 2012

    This latest spammy “link” may or may not be German Bluesband. Clicking on it not recommended however.

  25. Siber-H
    11:18 am on March 30th, 2012

    Are you kidding? I’d be grounded for weeks if I clicked on one of those links. It does sound like fun, though.

  26. Steve
    11:27 am on March 30th, 2012

    We’re going down to Disneyworld (from Michigan) in about 8 days. We are flying the kids and their families but we will be driving with the dog. He has his own bench seat were we seatbelt him in. He loves to travel in the car and did great when we went to the Grand Canyon. Since Moe is a Service Dog he will go to all the parks with me. Any dog tips? (Moe is 75 pounds and mostly Lab)

  27. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:35 am on March 30th, 2012

    Link!…Hey, lets all click on all the Spam Links…grump!…Maybe, just maybe if we are lucky we can introduce a virus into this here blog and all of our computers…grumble!…STUPID!

  28. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:46 am on March 30th, 2012

    Seatbelt!….Since I’ve had to spend time with Beau, I’ve learned he came here from Tennessee….grunt!…Memphis to be exact. On the trip from there to here he was sitting on the middle console in a little sports zooming down the highway when they came to a sudden stop because a big ole truck has stopped on the highway….snort!….Well the guy behind them slammed into the sports car and sent Beau right into the Dash….wuffle!… The sports car ended up in flames smashed between the car behind and the truck!…wheeze!… Fortunately, Beau was not seriously hurt. Although, he does whimper and curl into a black ball when we go for a ride in my Subaru….sneeze!….So seatbelts are probably a good idea….snuffle!

  29. Masquers
    11:49 am on March 30th, 2012

    Rio! We would NEVER!

  30. Barb & Maggie
    11:53 am on March 30th, 2012

    We are glad to hear that a few others have not read Tolkien. We were afraid after that admission last night that we might be banned forever.

    Oley, Horse droppings make great compost, but the secret is to let it age. Never put fresh manure on anything that will be eaten within 4 months. Also, it is too “hot” and it will burn the plants. Here is our suggestion – collect the horse poop, (a few shavings won’t hurt) set them off somewhere out of the way, give it 6-12 months then apply liberally to the garden, working it in before planting. We are currently using compost that was dumped last spring. It is totally composted now and is great stuff. We put about 3or4 5-gal containers of compost into each 8 x 8 raised bed.

    Bee, Arugula takes about the same amount of space as leaf lettuce. Pick it young, if it gets leggy or developes white flowers it wil be bitter. Last year we were picking it into December. It is very hardy.

  31. Masquers
    11:55 am on March 30th, 2012

    Great Kat! Beau is lucky to have escaped. With what that poor guy has experienced in his short life it is a wonder he is doing as well as he is.

  32. dawson
    11:58 am on March 30th, 2012

    Oh yes!
    Jigging to that bluegrass banjo. RIP Earl Scruggs.

    Oh no!
    Yesterday I walked to town in a light springtime jacket. Today it is snowing lynx and bears! And the melt had been proceeding so well.

    Mollypop’s Mum: I haven’t been paying any attention to hockey…unless I hear the name Patrick Kane or Sidney Crosby.

    Melanie: Enjoy your morning. I will check out that link later.

    Steve: I’ve always been curious about dog seatbelts. Up here, any dog of size rides in the back of the pickup. I have never seen a dog wearing a seatbelt.

  33. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:05 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Maskers!…It sounded like you had…grunt!

  34. OleyHowlers
    12:08 pm on March 30th, 2012

    We were wondering if anyone read the free iBook we got with Insider. It is called “A Cold Day For Murder”. We have not read it and don’t know if we want to.

    Doggie seatbelts are a good idea, although we don’t use them ourselves. We ride in the cargo area behind the front seats, in either the jeep or the prius.

    B&M, all of our manure is old and well-composted. That mushroom soil doesn’t need anything added, but Mom keeps it in reserve for later years.

  35. BearSpiritDog
    12:09 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Seat belts are a MUST for anybody riding in a vehicle in my opinion. Steve, if a police officer spots Moe wearing a seat belt you will be given the thumbs up.
    A car carrier could also be an option. But not on top of the car!

  36. Melanie
    12:10 pm on March 30th, 2012

    YIKES! Beau must be fire proof.

    Hmmm, the only places the Newfs have traveled has been to dog shows (MI and WI being the furthest). They were in crates. Mostly because one of the ladies would be in season.

    Around here we just pile them in the cars and smoosh them all in. They don’t really have room to move around. But that’s just for 3 miles.

    Never used seat belts, though it sounds like a good idea to me after hearing about Beau.

    (Moe, from The Pack: We know you’ll be working at the Parks, but make sure you milk your opportunities as much as you can. Look proud and lead your Dad and family to the head of lines both food and rides. Grab those characters by the pants leg to get them to pose for pictures. When you’re off duty, we hope you get lots of T&T. Treats and Tummies)

  37. BearSpiritDog
    12:16 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Carrier! Nana always worries about us guys being contained. If something happens how do we free ourselves? But then, look what happened to poor Beau.

  38. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:22 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Beau!….His nickname is “That little Devil!”….snort!

  39. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:23 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Beau(again!)…When he is sleeping and his tail uncurls…snort!…you can see that it is forked on the end…sniff!…Devil!

  40. Melanie
    12:24 pm on March 30th, 2012

    BearSpiritDog, some dogs prefer the smaller space when traveling. Went to a show with a friend of mine. About 7 hours away in Canada somewhere. She had a big van and we had three dogs. There were three crates with the doors open. The dogs spent most of the time in their crates but would come out for pats.

    Never forget when we were coming back into the US and the border guard was giving my friend problems because she had only one of the IDs he wanted. This was before it was mandatory to carry your grandmother with you to prove you were American.

    Frank stuck his head around to see why we weren’t moving. Then her big (even bigger than Frank) guy stuck his head around and the guy backed up and waved us through.

  41. BearSpiritDog
    12:45 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Melanie: Nana says that is a good solution…to leave the door of the crate open/unlatched.
    Funny story about Frank and the border guard. Bringing grandma along to prove citizenship! lol.

    Rio: Sounds like Beau, aka the Little Devil, has been following the House Rules (most of them)?

  42. Siber-H
    12:57 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Seatbelts for dogs are a very good idea. There have been articles in favor of their use in Dog magazines. ummm, No, I don’t wear one. Some place in California, maybe LA, there is a law that dogs have to be seatbelted in.

    Moe is going to have a fun trip to Disneyworld. Since he is a Service Dog, he will get to see and do everything with the family. I bet he enjoyed his trip to the Grand Canyon.

  43. Mollypop's Mom
    1:04 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Dawson – Patrick Kane is Pat Kane to us the Buffalo area. We’ve known him for years. He grew up on the West Side of Buffalo – a rough-and-tumble area. That probably gave him the spunk to be a good hockey player.

  44. BearSpiritDog
    1:17 pm on March 30th, 2012

    I see nothing NOTHING

  45. Melanie
    1:18 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Angel Card Readings makes no sense what so ever. “I’ve been browsing online greater than 3 hours as of late..” Okay that sounds like I do after 8 pm!

    “It’s pretty price enough for me.” ? What the heck?

    “Personally, if all site owners and bloggers MADE good content as you PROBABLY did, the net SHALL be …” So what ever wrote that feels that personally it doesn’t know if we made “good content” but ??

    Very weird. I think it’s a machine.

  46. Melanie
    1:20 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Riö, are you sure Beau’s tail didn’t get in the way of you going after a certain tennis ball?

  47. Steve
    1:21 pm on March 30th, 2012

    I just finished reading Amazing Gracie. I’m such a sap.

    Grand Canyon

  48. BearSpiritDog
    1:33 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Steve and Moe: You guys know how to have FUN!!! Take lots of pics for us at Disney World.

  49. dawson
    1:40 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Hmmm. Wonder why we got 2 spam posts in one day?

    Steve: I read Amazing Gracie a few months ago when I was in Mpls. A lovely book. I’m a sap too. The Grand Canyon gives me a slight case of vertigo.

  50. Siber-H
    1:40 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Love the Grand Canyon picture! We haven’t read Amazing Gracie, but just looked it up on Amazon. The readers give it 5 stars!

    I prefer the German spam to that new age nonsense.

  51. dawson
    1:46 pm on March 30th, 2012

    I keep forgetting…
    Oley Howlers: Thank you for you invitation. I would love to come and meet you (or any of the Plunderers) in person/dog/horse/cat. But honestly…I don’t get bored. For one thing, I have a to-do list that is backed-up by a year or two. For another, books!

  52. Barb & Maggie
    1:52 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Nice picture of Moe.

    Hey Rio, I jumped on that Angel Card link right away, so now we are all infected with a terminal virus on our computers. Just thought you would like to know. heh!

    Well, our good news of the day, the guy with all the questions about the well last week has scheduled a showing for tomorrow at 2:00. Yea! Supposed to be a really nice day, too.

  53. Macy the Min-pin
    1:53 pm on March 30th, 2012

    So, does Moe get to go on the rides? I believe I will pass. Well, maybe “It’s a Small World” and “Pirates of the Caribean”. Now that I think of it there are quite a few rides that I would not mind. Now “Space Mountain”…that is not a good idea for a min-pin.

    Just in case you missed it yesterday here is another picture of Belle on “the road trip to which Macy was not even invited”.

    I hear that at this location you could see dense Bluebonnets for at least a half mile on the hills.

  54. Macy the Min-pin
    1:56 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Dawson, you are right on about the Grand Canyon. It is a well known fact that big holes in the ground will suck unsuspecting people (and dogs) right over the edge if you get too close.

  55. Mollypop's Mom
    2:01 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Macy – Why weren’t you invited on the road trip? Did you have to stay and guard the house?

  56. OleyHowlers
    2:03 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Macy, we love the bluebonnet picture!

    Maggie, you are definitely trying to get Rio to kick you off this here blog.

    Steve, you and Moe do great trips! Wish we could go there…or anywhere.

    We told Mom that Nana says we are supposed to wear seatbelts. She wants Nana to tell her how to hook those up for the back of an SUV, for 4 huskies who don’t want to stay in one place, and need to switch windows from time to time. We don’t sit on seats…we prefer back seats folded down so we have lots of room. Thanks, Nana! Mom has been trying to figure this out for a lng time.

  57. Siber-H
    2:17 pm on March 30th, 2012

    I helped dig the Grand Canyon.

  58. Terri
    2:26 pm on March 30th, 2012

    any dog of size rides in the back of the pickup — I hope that’s only for driving on a farm or ranch! I’m protected inside a crate when I’m a passenger (small SUV). In fact, Mom bought this SUV just so I would have plenty of room when travelling.

    Mom says she wants to scream and hit people with a 2×4 when she sees their dogs not crated or with seatbelts in a vehicle. It’s just too easy for somebody to need to brake suddenly. Up here in Canada, there’s also the chance of sliding of the road on slippery ice.

  59. Terri
    2:27 pm on March 30th, 2012

    * that’s OFF the road … my paw slipped :-(

  60. Barb & Maggie
    2:39 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Oley, I hope Rio knows we were just jidding about the link.

    Any time we see people with their dogs in the back of their open pick ups we have the same reaction as Terri. Dumb!

    Bee, Speaking of s**t kicking, Barb used to get all gussied up in cowboy boots and fancy western digs and go line dancing (back when there were dinosaurs walking the earth). She LOVED it! Now if she would try dancing to Rocky Top of try “Slappin’ Leather” she would throw her knee or hip out of wack!

  61. B.Stover
    2:59 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Barb: I’ve done line dancing. I’ve even done square dancing. However, I still don’t like the music. (Cowboy boots are almost as uncomfortable as English riding boots.)

  62. Melanie
    3:02 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Siber-H, The Pack is in awe.

  63. OleyHowlers
    3:04 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Terri, do you ride inside a crate inside an SUV? How large is the crate?

    We agree that dogs should not ride in the bed of pickup trucks, except when we are helping Pop do farm chores…we love that. He just drives in the yard transporting things and gives us turrns playing farm dog.

  64. Barb & Maggie
    3:33 pm on March 30th, 2012

    I think riding in a pick up on the farm is fine. Just not on busy roads where they could flip out or be in an accident.

  65. dawson
    3:40 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Sorry guys. Back of the pick-up is the usual form of transportation for mid to large size dogs around town. They don’t ride like that on the Alaska Highway, though. I don’t agree with it either. Most people drive a pickup or an SUV. Another one of my pet peeves is smaller dogs riding on the driver’s lap.

    SiberH: That Grand Canyon gig was the best job a Husky could ever ask for!

    Staff and her man! I was all agog when I saw them cut a rug to bluegrass music. Wow!

  66. B.Stover
    3:47 pm on March 30th, 2012

    SH: Awesome!

  67. BearSpiritDog
    3:49 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Siber-H: We are all in awe. How were you able to get the contract for such a huge undertaking?

    O.Howlers: Nana may or may not follow her own advice. That’s why she liked Melanie’s idea of the unlatched crate. She has always used a seat belt, from year one of driving, and firmly believes all two-leggeds must comply. The dad was the one who insisted I wear the seatbelt. Personally, I prefer being a backseat driver.

  68. dawson
    3:51 pm on March 30th, 2012

    MacyMinPin: Belle is beautiful among the bluebonnets. I am amazed by the bluebonnet field. I would like a bouquet.
    Great big flakes of heavy, heavy snow is falling, falling, falling non-stop. A fire has been started in the fireplace. A nap may ensue.

  69. Masquers
    4:05 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Notice the blogspam has mysterious disappeared.
    Never fear – Mike Baker is here.

  70. Terri
    4:09 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Terri, do you ride inside a crate inside an SUV? How large is the crate?

    Yep! Crate is 2 x 3 ft space for me and about 27 inches high. Even at that, Mom was amused when 1 or 2 women stopped by in a parking lot and complained that I didn’t have enough head space.

    Gee – we would have bought a taller crate if they made them. The 2×3 ft size is just nice … not too small, not too big. :-) It can fit two ways inside the back. Of course, there is one downside. There’s only room for one two-legged passenger. :-(

  71. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:19 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Maskers!…Why do you assume it was Baker?…snort!…My understanding is he works at night when we are snoring sleeping…grunt!

  72. Masquers
    4:30 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Clever advertisement by local HS.

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  73. Siber-H
    4:33 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Bear, I did it for free so I wouldn’t have to pay any income taxes.

  74. Masquers
    4:47 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Rio: If not MB, then who?

  75. Masquers
    4:53 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Speaking of which…you would think he could devise some sort of spamtrap…instead of moderating our innocent remarks.

  76. Rose
    4:57 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Macy: The picture of Belle standing among the bluebonnets is just gorgeous. How come you didn’t get to go? How rude!

    Rio: How is your friend?
    My goodness, Beau has been through so much trauma in his life!

    SiberH: All I can say is, Wow!

    I am one of those who has not read The Hobbit or any of those other books!

    Rebecca: Did you make it to Dutch Harbor (safely)?

    Steve: Hope you, Moe and the family have a great trip!

  77. Rose
    5:01 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Masquers: Just looking at that kat makes me feel peaceful!

  78. Belle Starr
    5:15 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Mama Rebecca:

    I hope you are safe on your trip!

    We are having lots of fun with the Professor and Rose. When the Professor came home, we all went out and got ice-cream at Carvel. I asked if I could have sparkles on mine, but the girl told me they only had sprinkles. They were different colors, and it was quite yummy.

    We all snuggled in the big bed (the Professor too!). We were nice and toasty, and Rose put her special ” blankie” on the bed. That is her Wizard of Oz quilt.
    And the Professor didn’t sneeze all night.

    Rose and me were looking at sparkly things on- line today, but mama put her paw down. She grabbed Rose’s pant leg, but didn’t bite.

    How long can we stay. We are being very polite.

  79. Steve
    5:17 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Those bluebonnets are beautiful! (Don’t tell my wife I said that, I call her a flower snob.)

  80. OleyHowlers
    5:20 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Siber, you are a specimen of strength and artistry. The Hot One is especially impressed.

  81. Mollypop's Mom
    5:23 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Masquers – There is a spam trap. Don’t you go gamboling in your new s h o e s and pick up a d r u g at the p h a r m. These spams coming through are talking drivel (like us?) as Melanie pointed out. I doubt Mike Baker sits and looks at this stuff – he’s the big guy and hires people to do this.

  82. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:38 pm on March 30th, 2012

    To the Royals Mum:

    Please check your SDD ASAP!

  83. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:39 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Steve, I would definitely have Moe buckle up for all the fast rides! Especially SpaceMountain!

  84. Princess Sam
    6:31 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Wolfie, my sweet, how is Chad doing?

  85. Rose
    6:40 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Rio: What is your opinion of Jamie Moyer. I believe he is pitching opening day for the for the CRs? He is 49 years old!

  86. Melanie
    7:51 pm on March 30th, 2012

    YSAS was standing with the background people on that latest show he was on when one of the stars came through. The star looked at the guy playing a dead body who was taking a nap on his gurney.

    Now this star was not an actor to begin with, he was something in music, so he begins to tell all the background people in a large full voice that the dead guy has it right. You gotta die comfortably. When told by YSAS this story takes a long time and makes you laugh, but the outcome was that certain star had been in something that had around 100 background as dead people. Some were draped backwards over cement stairs, some upside down. Most were in very uncomfortable positions.

    THEY HAD TO STAY THAT WAY FOR 13 HOURS!

    He then proceeds to show them how to die comfortably, by acting if he is shot and ending up on his stomach with his hands folded under his head. He looked comfortable.

    YSAS’s lunch with Dan and ME cousin went great. Dan’s blood pressure was completely normal today! Even after blueberry pancakes with maple syrup and bacon.

    Zoe and I slept. A good time was had by all.

  87. Melanie
    7:56 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Whoa, just saw the time. I just finished “Agatha Christie Marple” episode “Nemesis”. Wow, it was great. Very, very, very, verity, confusing, but dog, she can pull every single sub plot in and wham there’s the ending.

    Whoa, Wow, Wham. I am cooking tonight!

    TTFN all. Tonight and tomorrow brings a little bit of snow, but we will be going to do the Walk / Run!

  88. BearSpiritDog
    8:08 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Melanie: A very Nice Day you had!
    I will be going to rummage through the fridge,
    then off to read some more of Winterdance!
    Good Night to some, Good Day to others from Bear

  89. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:14 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Bear!…He’s always snacking!…heh!….Good thing he doesn’t have to journal his kibble like Beau does…sniff!

  90. Barb & Maggie
    8:26 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Good night Melanie, glad you had such a great day.

  91. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:39 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Disturbed!….So someone here is a bit disgruntled and a tad disturbed….sniff!… Seems she got a call at the busy-place late this afternoon because the Renters had called the gas company….sniff!…They thought they smelled gas leaking. So the Gas company came out and did their thing and turned off the gas and told the renters they needed to get a plumber to fix the leaky pipe…sneeze!… My friend finds all this out and calls her plumber and arranges to meet him over at my other house right after work. The renters won’t be home till much later, but this is the only time the plumber can come or he will charge weekend prices…grunt!… So a message is left to the renters that she is going over there to meet the plumber Asap….heh!…Surprise visit! Don’t you love those? The house was a pig-sty…trash all over and she couldn’t even blame me for any of it….snort!….Long story short – it was a false alarm – no leak – just a big plumbers bill to show for NUTHING!…wuffle!… Did I mention someone is really pissed off tonight?…wheeze!….She and I both hate the fact that we can’t live in that little house and some people who don’t know how or don’t care are living there….grumble!

  92. Redbone Hound
    10:00 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Hey y’all. Did Ah hear someone call ma name?

    Miz Macy – Ah am sorry that you wern’t invited on that there trip, but shurly you know little darlin’ that yor beauty would have put them flowers to shame – they woulda jest curled up and hid their faces.

    Siber – Ah am impressed with yor engineerin’ on that there little ole hole over in Arizona. Son, where do you git the energy?

    An Brother Rio – now you jest stop tellin them fibs about our little brother. You know he ain’t no devil dog. He ain’t nuthin but a Zinger!

  93. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Grunt!…Goodnight!

  94. Alice M. Johnson
    10:28 pm on March 30th, 2012

    Mr. Staff and I just came home from eating Greek Gyros out at a restaurant. Yummy. I can still taste it. I played him the Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt link and sent him Melanie’s link to NPR.
    Now I have to check my email and go get ready for bed.
    No time at our busy place to sneak in a little ChettheDog viewing today.

  95. Alice M. Johnson
    11:22 pm on March 30th, 2012

    One last post before I go to bed. A picture of some ‘bark’ rangers from Denali Park in AK

    Mr. Husky, That white one is looking for YOU!

  96. Macy the Min-pin
    12:01 am on March 31st, 2012

    Oh, Mr. Redbone, how you do go on! *dainty eyelash flutter*. Wait, do I have eyelashes? Could someone loan me a mirror? I never thought of this before.

    Anyhow, y’all just take care of yourselves, ya heah?

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