Random Amazon Review We Like

5.0 out of 5 stars-  Love it – November 19, 2013
JoAnn Sear on The Sound and the Furry:

I forget where this book is in the series, but you really don’t need to read them in order. Love this one, love the dog’s perspective.

Welcome thoughtful dude.


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91 Responses to “Random Amazon Review We Like”

  1. B. Stover
    8:54 am on November 20th, 2013

    Good morning all.

  2. O'Howlers
    9:08 am on November 20th, 2013

    Good morning, Bee. We are having some cold winter-like temps here today. Meashka loves it.

    Thoughtful Dude is a good name. He really does look like he is deep in thought.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:17 am on November 20th, 2013

    Good morning, everyone! Review? Rambling is what we thought.Mom is hiding the computer while she takes adopted son and his partner out for the bi-monthly breakfast and Scrabble game. BBL

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:28 am on November 20th, 2013

    Good morning all.

    Barb is peeking out from under the Quilt this morning. Feeling almost human again (at least she is).

    Cold here with rain arriving later, but at least no winds.

  5. Wose
    9:59 am on November 20th, 2013


    Maggie: I hope Brab is feeling tip-top soon.
    Dawg! A lot goes on after I go to bed!
    CHobbit: I hope your trip is safe and good! If the Prof would only move to Alaska, I would love to stay at the Hobbit Hotel and take care of Sadie.

    Royal Mum: What a fascinating find in your book. This sounds like a novel waiting to be written.

    Hi Nana!

  6. Tupper's Mama
    10:35 am on November 20th, 2013

    Wose – the next part of the “novel” – we found the cousin – he is now living in a little village partway between us and Melanie. Thinking about contacting him to tell him we found the letter – we never knew this side of the family. They were kind of distant from my mother’s family, and while we knew of their existence (and they of ours) we have never been in touch.
    The only thing is that the letter must have been written when he was very young, because it is all about being able to get beer, and about how “friendly” the “chicks” were in Alaska…but in slightly more explicit words. Wondering if he would be embarrassed by knowing someone else read this letter.

    Getting ready to go the Thanksgiving shopping trip. We are doing the turkey dinner thing on Sunday, since we will be away for a show next week. We have some friends coming to join us, and we are happily paging through cookbooks (have we mentioned that we LOVE cookbooks) for all kinds of veggie recipes and other side dishes. We are doing a different type of turkey – one stuffed with fresh lemons and tarragon and dusted with ground rosemary. Ok – so probably not something the pilgrims did, but then again, we ain’t no pilgrims.
    tee hee

  7. Barb & Maggie
    10:55 am on November 20th, 2013

    T & G, We did check out some of the 1491s video and they were good. Have to go back and look at some more of them. Have fun on your Thanks Giving shopping trip.

    We are lucky here. Barb is going to Kelly’s so will just be bringing some side dishes.

    Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was amazingly short for that period of time. The speaker before him spoke for 2 hours. Lincoln’s speech was 3 minutes and, I believe, 273 words.

  8. Staff
    11:30 am on November 20th, 2013

    Packing Packing Packing.
    I have Alice locked in the upstairs closet where she thinks she is well hidden. AbbietheKitty is meowing around mournfully. BBML
    Seeing Dad tonight Yay!

  9. Wose
    11:43 am on November 20th, 2013

    Royal Mum: Ah, to be young again. Maybe your cousin would get a chuckle out of the letter, and for you, a way to get to know a part of your family a bit more.
    Your turkey recipe sounds delish! Have fun shopping!

  10. O'Howlers
    12:26 pm on November 20th, 2013

    T&G: We agree with Rose. You and your cousin can laugh about that letter.
    Staff, have a good trip. We know you hate leaving.

  11. Barb & Maggie
    12:42 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Staff, Hope you haven’t left yet. Do you want some Yellow Pear heirloom tomato seeds? We were not going to grow our own, but Barb can rescue a few dropped tomatoes from the bed before Josh puts more dirt on to this afternoon. He is coming over to build the second bed higher and top off the tomato bed. Not feeling good enough to help him, so he is on his own.

    Oley, If we seed save them, you can have some too, if you want to try growing some of your own plants next spring.

  12. Wose
    12:46 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Staff: Have a good and safe trip!

  13. dawson
    12:56 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Thoughtful dude’s thoughts: Slim jims, ear scritches, treats, going on an adventure with Chet, treats, slim jims, tummies.

    T&G: Your turkey recipe does sound delish and I love cookbooks too. They take up entirely too much of my bookcase space. If you get ahold of your long lost relative, I hope he turns out to be a good guy.

    Barb&Maggie: I’m glad the Gettysburg Address was short because I’m one of those who had to memorize it.

    HOH: Scrabble! That’s a good idea for a frigid day, which it is. I’ll see if I can talk someone into a game.

    Staff: Is it travel day already? Safe trip. I miss all the family even more than usual at Thanksgiving time.

  14. BearSpiritDog
    1:36 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Good Morning Friends (or should I say afternoon?)
    Since Nana has escaped from the Rehab she is on a completely different schedule…one not to my liking I might add…one can’t even call this first meal brunch. Growl.

    Royals: It is always fun to find old letters, especially with interesting family history.
    Your Mama’s shopping trip sounds Fun, Fun, Fun.

    Staff: Dad will be just as thrilled to see you as you are to see him. Good Trip.

    Maggie: Happy to hear Barb is feeling better. We think the stress of that plane ride lowered her resistance.
    Interesting about the Gettysburg Address. Apparently Lincoln was a man of few, but historic words.

    Tomatoes in November! Can youse believe it? All those unriped tomatoes are now ready to eat. Even though the plants are mulch, the tenacious little fruit survived.

    Dawson: Looks like a cold winter all around.
    Did you have your Thanksgiving in Canada already?

    Hi, Wose.

    So much to catch up on after being away for so long! Lots and lots of phone calls to make and mail to open. Not to mention all the past blog posts to read.


  15. O'Howlers
    1:40 pm on November 20th, 2013

    {sigh} it is the old bearSpiritDog. We really missed that guy.

  16. Melanie
    1:41 pm on November 20th, 2013

    All the paperwork is now caught up for the next doc.
    Zoë is back from Chair yoga and is now walking the dogs.

    I have had my walk.

    Scrabble! No way, No how. Have no ability to spell. Love spell check. If anyone wants to keep something a secret from me, they just need to spell words out loud. I’ll be behind in the conversation in no time.

    Staff! Don’t forget to get Alice out of the closet. Good luck with the move.

    Rose, I think she should google that long lost cousin. Just in case.

    Nap time! Where’s BearSpiritDog?

  17. dawson
    1:59 pm on November 20th, 2013

    BearSpiritDog: Canadian Thanksgiving is just a memory which is part of the reason I get lonely for family in November. I may get a turkey and cook it to make me feel better. Phone calls will be made on the day.

    I have to brave the cold to go to the post office and the library today. I may be lazy and drive or channel my Alaskan friends and put on a few more layers and hike. Supposed to start warming up a bit tomorrow.

  18. Barb & Maggie
    2:52 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Hi BSD, Masquers and Nana, Glad to hear from you.

    Garden soil is on its way. Storm is coming so Josh is finishing this just in time. BBL

  19. Barb & Maggie
    3:06 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Interesting story – Barb bought an old antique dresser a few years ago. There was an old letter in it from a young woman from Eau Claire WI, who wrote to some girl friend explaining why she left secretly to join a convent. The letter was written in the early 1930s and only included the woman’s first name. Barb sent it to the SinSinawa Convent to see if they would have interest in it for their archives. Turns out the young woman served her entire life as a nun, becoming quite prominent in the church and Principal of a Catholic H.S. She had just died a year or two before Barb found the letter. They sent Barb back some newspaper articles on her and her obituary. Interesting piece of detective work.

  20. Tupper and Gilly
    3:08 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Wahooooooo! BearSpiritDog is back on the blog. And talking about mealtime.
    All is back to normal and all is right with the world.

  21. O'Howlers
    3:19 pm on November 20th, 2013


  22. Herd of Hounds
    3:49 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Thank Dawg mom finally got home and put the ipaw down. She is Captain Grumpy Pants because the guys beat the pants off her today. (Then why does she have pants on?) She complained about not getting vowels and 4, 5 and 10 point tiles, Sounds like lots to us and that should be good.
    Mom has lots of cookbooks, too. A whole microwave cart in the kitchen is overflowing with them plus 3 boxes with recipe cards.
    Daddy Dawg is excited because mom bought him ” North to Alaska” boots for him.
    BSD, Masquers and Nana, welcome home!

  23. Wose
    3:58 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Hi, Bear! It is soooo good to have you back on this here blog again!!!!

  24. Wose
    4:01 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Barb & Maggie : Another fascinating story and novel-to-be!

  25. Wose
    4:04 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Pearl up top!
    Hmmmmm……news about the 7th book.

  26. dawson
    5:55 pm on November 20th, 2013

    I love the Avalon Project website from which Spence got the Gettysburg Address. So many interesting documents. From an ancient document, the 12 Tables: “Women, even though they are of full age, because of their levity of mind shall be under guardianship” The vestal virgins were the only females exempted from guardianship.

  27. Herd of Hounds
    6:28 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Hope Rebecca is ok. Know she has been busy, busy, busy. Someone, hold AJ down so he heals (so he doesn’t have to heel).
    Rose, so glad you have been on the blog more again, we love your posts.
    MPM, where are you? Siber Mr. H: missing you too.

  28. Barb & Maggie
    7:43 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Wose, Yeah, Barb’s kids laughed at her and said why do you care about a letter written 70 years ago, by someone you don’t even know, and you aren’t even Catholic! Barb said, it’s a respect of history, and how can you just throw out a letter that has survived for 70 years?

  29. Herd of Hounds
    7:44 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Feeling a bit like Rio here, all alone…mmmm? Ground control to Major Tom, can you hear me Major Tom?

  30. Herd of Hounds
    7:46 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Barm & Maggie, so glad there is someone else around. We love the letter story.

  31. Herd of Hounds
    7:59 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Cookbooks. Funny isn’t it how many of us on this here blog like cookbooks. One of the neighborhood “kids”, now 26, still comes by and asks how to cook something or another because her mom doesn’t cook much. She says she knows food can be cooked without a box. She tries once in a while, our motto is, “We’ll eat again tomorrow”.

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:00 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Staff!….I was just reading about Alice locked in the closet and you packing for your trip…snort!…Then I remembered that I forgot to tell you Beau received his Zinnia seeds safe and sound…sniff!…We can’t wait for Spring so they can be planted. Beau and I are anticipating watering them all summer long…chorkel!

  33. Wose
    8:03 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Dawson: Did the man in the house buy some melted Chicago Blackhawk ice?
    I saw the story on World News with Brian Williams this evening.

  34. Wose
    8:07 pm on November 20th, 2013

    HOH: Thanks. I really didn’t want to post after my “unfortunate incident ” with my boss. I am still a little bummed, because I am kind of like the square peg in the round hole. Life has passed me by and I am not sure I can catch up. And my particular “talents” won ‘t bring me a paycheck.

  35. Princess Sam
    8:09 pm on November 20th, 2013

    HOH, I’m here. So hello.

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:12 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Rose!….Something will come up, just keep your eyes and ear open and your nose to the ground…snort!

    Sammie!…Well, hello!…sneeze!

  37. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:13 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Rose!….Fill me in about the melted Chicago Blackhawk ice, will ya?…snort!

  38. Herd of Hounds
    8:18 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Yeah. Rio, Rose and Sammie, we feel much better now. Rose, life lesson: bosses are like diapers: full of –it and need to be changed.

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:27 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Turkey!….Youse guys are already talkin’ turkey?…snort!snort!…I love nothing better than roast turkey, except maybe Cookies!…sniff!…I happen to know that someone here came home with a huge 18 pounder bird this past weekend…grunt!…Where she put it I have no idea. But it is here somewhere waiting to be roasted, that’s all I care about and think about these days…sniff!sniff!

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:30 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Nana!…Hey Bear! Good to read ya on this here blog again..wheeze!…Be sure to let me know when Nana will be heading to her real home…snort!

  41. Macy the min-pin
    8:31 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Did we post a pic of our girl in her 1940’s wedding ‘do?

    She called the curls “Victory Rolls”

  42. Herd of Hounds
    8:39 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Did she use a “rat” to make the rolls?

  43. Tupper and Gilly
    8:42 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Macy – your girl is a beauty for sure. Why in the world would anyone think she had rats in her hair?

  44. Meashka
    8:43 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Macy, Yourgirl looks great in the 1940s ‘do!

    Why can’t we find an old letter around here? As a lover of history, Mom would be in heaven.

    Dima just returned from our regular doc. He had more blood drawn and everything checked, trying to find out why he isn’t eating. Everything checked out good, except he isstill anemic, but impoived over last week, and his white cells are low. We are hoping that improvesby the time he goes back to his special doc in december, for a thorough going-over. His platelet count was sky high last week, but has come down to normal now. Eat, Big Guy, Eat!

  45. Meashka
    8:45 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Ugh! Sorry about all those typos. We are so darn tired, because they just got home and still have to eat and muck stalls. That’s our excuse.

  46. Barb & Maggie
    8:45 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Macy’s Mom, Was she in the wedding last weekend?

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:46 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Forties!…I can’t believe Macy’s girl is over 70 years old already…grunt!

  48. Herd of Hounds
    8:51 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Not rats like rodents (gah!). Rats like a net form used to “poof” hair. Gimme a break.

  49. Wose
    9:00 pm on November 20th, 2013

    RIO! I just read on the Chicago Tribune website that vials of melted ice were being sold at $99 a vial. Sales began on Monday, and were sold out today.

  50. Wose
    9:02 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Hi, Sammie!

    Macy, your girl looks lovely.

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:04 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Rose!….That is the latest craziest thing I have ever heard…grunt!….Unbelievable how stupid some people can be…wheeze!

  52. Princess Sam
    9:06 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Rio, then Macy’s mom looks really good for someone in her eighty’s or ninety’s. We want to know her beauty secret.

  53. Tupper and Gilly
    9:08 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Rio – crazier than putting rats in a pretty girl’s hair?

    (HOH – Mama knew that. She just didn’t tell us)

  54. dawson
    9:09 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Wose: This is the first I’ve heard about that Chicago water being sold for $99. There is a sucker born every second.

    MacyMinPin: Your girl looks fabulous in her victory curls.

  55. Wose
    9:21 pm on November 20th, 2013

    The Blackhawks did it to celebrate their victory, and all the money collected was given to charities sponsored by the team.

    I don’t think I would buy melted ice, but I wish I had some dirt from the old Yankee Stadium.

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:21 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Tupper!…Krazier than Kats locked in closets…snort!…Or Kats rolling around in bags of Kat-Nip…heh!heh!

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:23 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Rose!…What victory? The Avalanche beat them the other night…heh!heh!heh!..Spit!…Bottle that in a vial.

  58. Wose
    9:24 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Am signing off, since it is past my bedtime.

    Sweet dreams to all, and top of the morning to Liz.

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Facebookie!…Oooo!Oooo!…snort!…Sounds like Spencer is going to announce that one of my Title submissions has finally won…wheeze!…I hope that happens soon, like tomorrow!…grunt!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Awwww!…Rose! Don’t go to bed so soon…sniff!…I never get to talk to you anymore…gruffle!

  61. Wose
    9:27 pm on November 20th, 2013

    RIO! The Blackhawk Ice was for their 2012-2013 championship season.

  62. Wose
    9:29 pm on November 20th, 2013

    RIO! Lo siento. I miss you during the day. Even though I am no longer a working girl, I still get sleepy around 9 o’clock.

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Blackhawks!…Bah-humbug….grunt!…Some little old man in a back room is filling vials with tap-water and they are raking in some bucks. Hopefully, that money does find its way to some needy folks. ..grunt!

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:30 pm on November 20th, 2013


  65. Wose
    9:31 pm on November 20th, 2013

    RIO! I always say that to Grizz about his bottled water. He will not drink tap water. I always tell him his Poland Spring is probably from a tap, AND you have to pay for it. heh

  66. Wose
    9:33 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Adios, y te hablo mañana , mi querido, RIO!

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:36 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Rose!…Talk to ya tomorrow!…chuffle!

  68. Macy the min-pin
    9:41 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Yes, our girl was maid of honor in her cousin’s wedding. Lots of rats, lots of baby powder, but none of either visible in the final product. And then they played “Hallelujah”, the modern one that makes mom cry even when her single daughter is not standing up at a wedding that is not hers. Sigh.

    Mom is now covered in welts, trying not to rip off her skin. “What fresh new hell is this?”

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:44 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Welts!…Yikes and Yeeep!…Have you been digging around in poison ivy perhaps…sniff!snuffle!

  70. Herd of Hounds
    9:48 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Rose, hasta man~ana mi querida. Espero que duermas bien. (Nighty night)

  71. Staff
    9:55 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Back at Dad’s house. The car is unpacked and the kats are fed and watered. We are also fed and watered. Saw the Turtleman and his wife. They helped us unpack, the sweet dears.

    I will have to go try to find my pj’s and bedtime stuff soon. Yawn. It was a long day but a nice sunny drive and about 40-45 degrees here. 50% chance of snow tomorrow though.

    I must go catch up on the blog…see you soon.

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Drat!…Staff did not leave Alice in the closet like I was hoping…grump!

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:58 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Staffie!…How is Dad doing??…wuffle!

  74. Barb & Maggie
    10:15 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Staff, Glad you arrived safely. Let us know if you want some Yellow Pear tomato seeds.

    Macy, Your girl looks beautiful!

    Night all!

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:19 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Barb!…What? No nighty-night message just for me?…grunt!

  76. Herd of Hounds
    10:19 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Oh dear, must be time for nighty night. Love all y’all, nighty night. Rio, you especially, SWAK.

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:23 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Swak!…grunt!…I don’t know what that means and I do not care what it means…grump!…I am sick to death of everyone throwing around they stupid acronyms…growl!

  78. Staff
    10:26 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Barb and Maggie,
    I find it hard to get good plants when I have to move them half way through the process. So I will pass on the tomato seeds this time. If I ever get to stay in one place in the spring I will bug you for some seeds.

    I loved the RomaII bush beans. They seemed extra tasty and Roma’s are my favorite bean.

    Rio I am glad Beau got his Zinnia seeds. They should be planted two or three (or 4 or 5) to a spot just in case. Some of them looked really spindly so I am not sure they will germinate. Mr. Staff always plants them in rows about a foot apart and then they look like a big wave of plants once they grow up. My rule is to plant them when the first dandelions bloom.

    I would never leave Alice locked in the closet. That is Mr.Staff’s thing. If we don’t contain her in some manner she vanishes and we spend hours looking for her. She is small and able to vaporize as far as I can tell.

    Dad is looking good and moving better than he was last time I was here. (September) He has been reading all night in his recliner.

    Rose we here are glad you are on the blog more. And glad Melanie is back. I know how hard it is to share the difficult things. We are all better at sharing the good things. Sniff.

    Yawn. I am waiting for Kathy to come to give Dad his eye drops so I can talk to her about how she thinks he is doing. Then bed for me.

  79. Herd of Hounds
    10:27 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Rio: SWAK: sealed with a kiss! Smootch, smootch, smootch.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on November 20th, 2013


  81. Macy the min-pin
    10:31 pm on November 20th, 2013

    I have been nowhere other that the four walls of this house. And new patches pop up hourly.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:31 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Staff!…Glad you are with your dad now…snort!…My friend says she cannot wait to see what you dig up at Estate Sales and what-not…snort!

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:33 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Macy!…Get thy Maw to a doctor as soon as min-pin possible…grunt!…Sounds like an extreme allergy to something – what did she eat today? Or rub on her skin?…gah!

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:54 pm on November 20th, 2013

    OhMyDawg!…I took a gander out ONDEMAND free movies and “Artists and Models” is out there…snort!…It is one of our favorite Martin and Lewis films…gasp!…I have not seen this in years and years, not since I was a pug-puppy…chuffle!

  85. Tupper and Gilly
    11:34 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Macy – got any kind of beny dryl in the house? This sounds like a serious allergic reaction. Get thee hence to an ER! Please.
    Or at least call your dr and have the answering service get a call back.

    Staff – glad you have arrived safe and sound.

    Rio – Basil and Sage send you big good night kitty kisses.

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:34 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Movie!…Well, we will finish up watching that movie tomorrow night because someone says its time to go up to my warm soft bed….heh!heh!…yawn! Goodnight!

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:38 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Tupper!…And I agree on the diagnosis of Allergy…sniff!… I hope Macy’s Maw is okay thru-out the night or already at the ER…guffle!

  88. Staff
    11:54 pm on November 20th, 2013

    Macy please take care. Gosh that sounds awful.

    Must go sleep now…nighty noodle

  89. Macy the min-pin
    6:49 am on November 21st, 2013

    Well, it is almost 6 am. I have been up all night trying not to rip the skin off my body. Thighs,back, belly and head fully involved. Other random patches itching like hades. Even Mr. “no doctor” has given in. Now I just have to make it to 8, to get an appointment, no telling when.

    Good non-itchy morning to all.

  90. Meashka
    7:37 am on November 21st, 2013

    Macy, I hope you get some relief soon.

  91. Herd of Hounds
    7:54 am on November 21st, 2013

    Macy’s Maw, Really what is happening IS serious. Tell your dr that you will live in the waiting room if they won’t make time for you . Barring that, get to a doc in a box or the ER. This sounds nasty!

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