Review: The King’s Speech

“What did you think of it?” says Admin.

“Great,” says Spence.

“Spot those Corgis playing with the princesses?”


“They were brought into the family by George VI – played by Colin Firth, who was superb – in 1933 when he was still Duke of York and not expecting to ever be king. He bought a Corgi called Dookie, and then came Jane who had puppies, two of which, Crackers and Carol, were kept.”

“What did you think of the part where he’s watching a clip of Hitler speaking?”

“Perfect. Hitler was an electrifying public speaker, a true demagogue, one of those who sucks in the energy of the crowd and ramps it up and up in crazy spiral. It was his only thing, really. All the rest was sick or incompetent. And why did Blondi have to die? Tell me that.”

“Have we wandered a bit off topic?” says Spence.

You tell me. All I know is that they came back from the movie last night reeking of buttered popcorn. I can still smell it.

Best wishes to B. for a quick recovery.


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120 Responses to “Review: The King’s Speech”

  1. B.Stover
    9:36 am on January 6th, 2011

    Haven’t seen that movie yet but I want to.

    Thank you Spence, Admin, Chet and Bernie. Your best wishes really helps.

  2. Sam
    9:56 am on January 6th, 2011

    B, we want you all well and ready to take on you-know-who with Melanie’s cane. We still have the refresh problem and it’s even worse when we’re on the dark side. Rest and feel better.

  3. Barb & Maggie
    10:06 am on January 6th, 2011

    We agree with you Bee, that movie is on our list. Hope you get lots of rest today, that’s important.

    We want your opinion of something we saw on the evening news. Mark Twain’s Huck Finn has been rewritten with over 200 deletions of the offensive n—word removed. The word was replaced with the word “slave”. What is your opinion on that?

    Barb hates the word, and would never use it, but does it change Twain’s writing by eliminating it? It was a commonly used word at the time, so can it be read with that understanding? There seems to be a lot of controversy surrounding this issue.

  4. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:19 am on January 6th, 2011

    Duke!… Is this the movie where someone is hired to teach Duke George VI how to speak properly because he stutters and has to give an important speech once he becomes King? ….grunt!….This is all I gathered from a commercial on night…sniff!….Colin Firth is a wonderful actor and is welcome at my house anytime…..snort!

  5. Mollypop
    10:22 am on January 6th, 2011

    A-Kat and AJ – The New York Times has an article for cats playing games on an iPad. Make sure Staff gets you one.

    The Game for Cats will let you, the Kat, upgrade to the next level for $1. One of the apps developers said “We thibk it’s a first in competitive video gaming for animals.”

    As Siber-H would say – you have to take turns.

  6. B.Stover
    10:33 am on January 6th, 2011

    Sam and B&M: Thank you a lot.

    Regarding the Huck Finn controversy: Teaching the novel or any work with the n word is embarrassing for the students especially when we are reading outloud. I don’t like the word either. However, I don’t think the original should be changed. To me it would almost be similar to repainting the lips on the Mona Lisa.

  7. Melanie
    10:50 am on January 6th, 2011

    My sister agrees with Spence and Admin. She loved the movie. Not sure about the buttered popcorn.

    Have you ever noticed that movie buttered popcorn smells nothing like real buttered popcorn?

  8. Melanie
    10:54 am on January 6th, 2011

    I agree with B.Stover. I’m amazed they got away with it.

    Off down the hill . . . I hate tests.

  9. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:58 am on January 6th, 2011

    Tests!…. I’m starting to think Melanie and Stover are becoming Lab Rats…snort!

  10. B.Stover
    11:26 am on January 6th, 2011

    Rio: We’re starting to think that as well.

  11. Tyb
    11:35 am on January 6th, 2011

    As long as you’re taking so many tests, I hope you get an A+ on every single one of them.

  12. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:49 am on January 6th, 2011

    Grades!….I’m guessing a bummed out knee and a partially collapsed lung are both below average…snort!…These guys are getting D’s on their tests!….sniff!…Something better change or their TV privileges will be taken away…grunt!

  13. B.Stover
    12:08 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Thank you Tyb. Rio, you’re making me laugh. As long as my computer privileges aren’t taken away I’m fine.

  14. Siber-H
    12:22 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Mom wants to see that movie, I don’t, except for the corgis. Fat chance of me ever getting any movie buttered popcorn. Mom says it is full of chemicals. How would she know.

    Why did Blondi have to die? Some program on the History channel said that Hitler didn’t want her to fall into the hands of the enemy. I don’t know what to believe, but that is what they said. Mom says I can’t believe everything that I see on tv.

  15. Rose
    12:30 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Well, since it seems that 2010’s best movie, “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” may not even be nominated, I hope “The King’s Speech” wins…It’s a terrific movie!

  16. AbbietheKitty
    12:34 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Those games look like lots of fun. This one even got a Siberian Husky interested…for a second or two.

    Sounds like the guys went to the movies yesterday. I have been interested in that movie too. Haven’t seen it yet.

    thinking good thoughts for Melanie and B. It is no fun being tested. I prefer the actual operations to the testing. Good luck guys.

    Hey! Where is the Raven? Are they keeping him busy with PT? I have to take my Dad to PT today so will be gone for a while. BBL

  17. AbbietheKitty
    12:35 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Hello Rose, Nice to meet you.

  18. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:38 pm on January 6th, 2011

    AbbieTheKat!… You haven’t met Rose. She is a Lurker and will probably never acknowledge your existence….snort!

  19. Mollie (a black poodle)
    12:41 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Re Huck Finn, I agree with B.
    Rio: The 49ers and the Broncos both want Harbaugh. I think Elway is offering more money. Also the Dolphins may want him too. What a popular guy he is.

  20. Siber-H
    12:53 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Staff, I saw the Siberian Husky in the video. That is a pretty cat and a pretty Siberian…looks like a girl to me. I’m afraid I would have thought the game had a bug on it and it would have been bye bye ipad. I hate bugs.

    Also, Staff, that photo that you put up yesterday has finally made it through moderation and is there on page one.

  21. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:11 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Staff!….That is a great story about winning the baseball tickets!…Wow!…I’m totally impressed. What a great day. And the Twins lost. Yea!!!!….snort!… You are kind of bossy like AbbieTheKat aren’t you? Telling poor Mr. Staff what to do all the time…heh!

  22. Mollypop
    1:24 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Siber-H – Thanks for alerting us about Staff’s photo. That must have been such a fun day. I see that Staff is a bit sneaky.

  23. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:28 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Mollie!…It looks like Harbaugh is going to go to the Dolphins for 8 million a season!….grunt!…I wonder if we will end up with Mark Mularkey… snort! …For some reason I don’t like that guy’s name….sniff!

  24. Mollie (a black poodle)
    1:51 pm on January 6th, 2011

    I think I will give up on the 49ers. I’ll still have the Giants.
    8 million sure is a lot of money. I wonder if he will be worth it.

  25. Wölfie
    1:54 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Mom wants to see the King’s Speech also. She brings me home buttered popcorn because our town is really small and the popcorn is the real deal.

    Good luck Bee and Melanie. And welcome, Rose. Are you a Kat, Dog or human?

  26. Rose
    2:19 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Nice meeting you too, Abbie.

  27. Rose
    2:20 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Yes, Rio, I am a lurker, but I like to acknowledge those who acknowledge me…

  28. Rose
    2:22 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Hi, Wolfie…I’m human (don’t hold it against me)

  29. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:26 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Rose!… You’ve come out of Lurkerdom! …snort!… I have to congratulate you. Plus, I will have to bear the rantings of a certain over-weight Kat once she reads your comments….grunt!

  30. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:29 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Mollie!…Is anyone really worth 8 million a year?…wheeze! …That would buy a lot of popcorn…sniff!

  31. Rose
    2:54 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Never underestimate a lurker, Rio!

  32. Melanie
    3:02 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Hi Rose! One of the Pack is named Rose. Right now she has one arm of a stuffed reindeer and Gracie has the other. The reindeer keeps singing.

    Back from tests. Came out with a “C”. For some reason, since I had to go in for an ultrasound the LAST time I took this, I will probably have to do it again.

    Then they will change my grade.

  33. Melanie
    3:02 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Maybe that should be an “incomplete”.

  34. Melanie
    3:04 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Going to watch the second part of the last season of “A Touch of Frost”. Both Zoë and I are zonked.

  35. Mollypop
    3:13 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Our local boy, Pat Kane, signed with the Chicago Black Hawks for 6 million a year. He scored the winning goal for the Stanley Cup last year. Then he came back to Buffalo and he and his cousin played in the Gus Macker Street Basketball tournament. He was spotted, it made the news and now he has to behave.

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:43 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Kane!…I’m sure he will stay out of trouble in Chicago…snort!

  37. Mollypop
    4:02 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Rio – It’s when he comes back to Buffalo with his family and cousins. They are the good old boys always getting into trouble. They go out drinking and somehow get arrested and make the news.

  38. Wölfie
    4:09 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Rose – some of my best friends are human. I’m glad you’re speaking up and now all you need is an avatar!

    Raven Dan, I hope your ipad is still working! We miss you.

    Mom gets her ipad today, hopefully. Now all we need to do is buy a new camera and we should be all set!

  39. LizF
    4:44 pm on January 6th, 2011

    They’re right, the King’s Speech is a great film. I saw a few movies over the holidays, that was the best, also Fair Game was terrific.

    Hi Rose.

    Hey Tyb, how are you today?

    That’s true about the popcorn, Melanie, and the same when you pass a Subway store, they pump out some perfume which smells great and makes you want to eat but it isn’t actually the food smell. Places that sell waffle cone ice creams do it too, they waft out vanilla!

  40. LizF
    4:46 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Macy, how’s your mom feeling?

  41. Mollypop
    5:05 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Dawson – The Russian hockey team was kicked off their flight for being drunk and unruly. They’re not able to leave until tomorrow morning.

  42. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:12 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Hocky!… That bit of news might cheer Dawson up…heh!…Wasn’t this a Junior League though? Are they old enough to drink?….snort!…Well, apparently it doesn’t matter…grunt!

  43. Siber-H
    5:15 pm on January 6th, 2011

    I just read an online article about it. No, they are not old enough to drink in New York State. They are sending them home on two different planes instead of all together on one plane.

  44. Mollypop
    5:41 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Drink? – The news just reported this Junior Hockey Championship sold 2.8 million ounces of beer!

  45. Mollypop
    5:53 pm on January 6th, 2011

    The Buffalo News called the Russians ‘Party Crashers.’ That’s because the hockey rivalry is between Canada and the US, where we have so much fun trying to beat each other. Who needed these interlopers.

  46. Mollypop
    6:12 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Oh how we are just cracking up here! I hope Dawson is enjoying this too. The Russian team was put up in a nearby hotel to sleep it off. Now they are at the Buffalo-Niagara airport, still sleeping as we see on TV. Ha ha.

    Better yet – they came with an Official Information Officer who says there must be a language problem.

    Ya gotta love this!

  47. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:24 pm on January 6th, 2011

    LizE – thanks for asking about mom. She has been having “sitting pneumonia” today, but she is feeling better and will walk right into The Big Orange Box at 6 am tomorrow. She says that she is the least sick of her department..One full-blown pneumonia, one strep-throat, and 2 undiagnosed ailments, plus mom, all from a five person department. They have to take turns calling in sick so that someone is actually working everyday.

  48. Mollypop
    6:26 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Macy – Such bad news. What is ‘sitting pneumonia’?

  49. LizF
    6:52 pm on January 6th, 2011

    It sounds like she needs lots more time at home, sitting and resting! I hope she gets better. Too much illness – that’s what B had, walking pneumonia.

  50. Siber-H
    6:57 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Macy, I hope your mom feels better soon. I’m with Liz…your mom needs to rest more.
    There seems to be so much pneumonia this winter.

  51. Melanie
    7:02 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Jeez, let’s remember C.Harris advice of breathing in the cold air a few time. But now, instead of excusing just B. Stover, we must excuse Macy’s mom and entire department.

    We finished the last of A Touch of Frost. A good show. For the last episode they had three or four endings and NO ONE (not even the actors) knew which one would be used. Pretty cool.

    Zoë went to visit Dan to learn how to walk with him (and the walker) and got his iPad working again. We think their wifi went off and then trying to explain to Dad over the phone how to get back on was too confusing.

  52. Melanie
    7:03 pm on January 6th, 2011

    I have a friend that is lurking . . . Hi!

  53. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:22 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Mom’s sitting pneumonia is walking pneumonia without much walking. She has mostly been playing Farmville all day instead of doing laundry like she should have been doing. As she says “lack of clean underwear doesn’t care if you are sick or not” I personally do not use the stuff myself.

  54. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:23 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Oh, sorry that last sentence has too much me. myself/

  55. dawson
    7:31 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Macy MinPin: Good grief. Are you sure the Big Orange Box isn’t responsible for making everybody sick. Be careful at work and take it easy.
    Russians! I would like to disparage those Russians for being drunk but then I remember the Canadian Womens’ Olympic Team and how they behaved after winning gold. They were found drinking Canadian beer and smoking cigars while lolling around on the ice. However, I don’t know that they were actually drunk and at least they were of age.

  56. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:36 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Mom says that everyone is giving each other germs back. They all use the same phones and keyboards, which are apparently germ factories.

  57. dawson
    7:38 pm on January 6th, 2011

    And by the way, regarding my so-called cussing yesterday. It was just a test to see if I would be moderated. I wasn’t. Also, that word is not considered a cuss word up north here in Canada 🙂 Heh heh.

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:00 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Dawson! Dawson! Dawson!….I at least say ‘poo’ instead of the down right dirty word you like to use thar up north!…heh!…Those Russian kids need to go home so they can get back to drinking Vodka and settle down…snort!

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:03 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Sitting!….I hope MinPin’s gal gets better but going to work this soon is not going to help at all…snort!… My friend says it takes forever to get over walking pneumonia. For some reason it is not treated as serious as regular pneumonia and hangs on and on…grunt!…She now gets pnuemonia shots regularly and has not had it since 2002…sniffle!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:06 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Tidbit!…Another helpful hint would be to take Clorox wipes to work and wipe everything down each and every time you need to use it…grunt!…Or even spray the air around where she works a couple times a day with a strong disinfectant…sniff!

  61. Mollypop
    8:28 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Melanie – Let’s test this new moderation filter. Take the word that you said yesterday was found to be the one that got moderated, and spell that word one letter at a t i m e.

  62. Melanie
    8:29 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Okay MollyPop!
    coming up

  63. Melanie
    8:30 pm on January 6th, 2011

    I have been pole walking.

  64. Melanie
    8:30 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Now it’s not being moderated. But for the last two days when I used that it, I was “moderated”.

  65. B.Stover
    8:31 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Good advice Rio.

  66. Sam
    8:35 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Dawson, I can disparage the Russians. Hockey contests are between the US and Canada, plain and simple. Who invited them? And now they’re still here!

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:50 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Molly!…How does “Mod Squad Moderation” work anyway?…snort!…Does someone actually have to read the post and decide if it is morally okay to be posted on the blog?…grunt!

  68. Melanie
    8:55 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Staff: love the picture and the story! Great time!

    YSAS is doing an extension on his last play, Reservoir starting this Friday for two weeks.

    I asked him how he was doing getting back into character. He said, “It’s like getting into a wet cold wet suit.”


  69. Melanie
    8:57 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Dawson, MollyPop and Sam, Maybe if the Russians still are drunk, you guys could throw them in the lake.

    Remember the song . . .

    “What do you do with a drunken sailor?

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:13 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Melanie!…Sputter! heh!snort!heh!…Good one!

  71. Tyb
    9:18 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Thanks for asking how I’m doing. I’m doing so well that we haven’t been home to use the computer since early this afternoon. We’re having a lot of snow which I love, and I was able to do my long walk (about two miles) this afternoon. Then we came in so that I could have my dinner and meds (antibiotics for my wounds) before we went to my CGC class. That was a riot. We had a two week hiatus because of the holidays, and most of my classmates were just like the kids back in school after vacation. It took us a long time to settle in. Eventually we made it through most of our routines and I’m looking forward to class next week. I feel great and am thinking about wearing some stockings to hide my wounded legs. They look terrible but they don’t hurt any more.

  72. Sam
    9:22 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Melanie, yes, we can do that. Throw those guys in the lake. Lake Erie isn’t frozen yet. What fun!

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:23 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Mr.Tibbs!…You are one tough son-of-a-gun-runner!…heh!… I’m so glad you are back to your normal routines and not in so much pain anymore…sniff!…I know if that ordeal had happened to me, I would be whining for days on end and making my friend wait hand and foot on me for every little thing…wheeze!…You are a much bigger guy than I am in more ways than one…heh!..snorkel!

  74. dawson
    9:34 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Tyb: Is that a Canine Good Citizen course? I’m glad you have lots of nation within a nation friends to support you while your wounds heal. And good that you are outside getting fresh air and exercize.

  75. dawson
    9:38 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Melanie: “Pole walking” sounds very mundane. Poo, why did they moderate that?
    Rio: Today I packed a lunch of cottage cheese and green onions. In honor of grandma, I ate it out of a china dish. Delish.

  76. Melanie
    9:38 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Hmm, Riö, that sort of reminds me of you everyday. (snicker)

    TYB: congratulations for not letting the bullies get you down. Now if you are like Frank when Frank had a hot spot on his leg . . . you might want your friend to get a sock and cut the toe out and slip it over the sores as they heal. This will keep you from licking them.

    I suggested that to a friend who’s Corgi had a hurt toe and she had to buy baby socks. Frank on the other hand took extra large.

  77. Melanie
    9:40 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Dawson: Riö suggested that besides The Riö, we should have The Dawson. I am trying to figure out if we should include the antlers or not.

  78. LizF
    9:40 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Tyb, I’m glad you’re feeling so well and not in pain! That’s great.

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:45 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Dawson!…Have I ever told you that I am so damned thankful I do not live with you?…heh!…Outside and exercise, give me a break!…chorkel!

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:49 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Dawson!…sniff…I told my friend what you said about eating her and grandma’s favorite dish, and she said, “Thank you sweetie”…snorkel!…She never calls me “sweetie”…grunt!

  81. B.Stover
    9:50 pm on January 6th, 2011

    I can’t stay awake anymore. Good night all.

  82. Melanie
    9:54 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Good night B. Stover!
    Take care.

  83. AbbietheKitty
    9:58 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Hi guys, I am glad Rose uncloaked for a while. Tyb is better too and that sounds good.

    I am sorry to hear that Macy’s Mom is going to work. As a person who is trying very hard to keep away from sick people I hope no one who is sick decides to come into my work this winter. I know that is unreasonable of me, but when your immune system is weak you get sort of grouchy about things like that.

    And yes, I am taking anti-bacterial wipes and my anti-bacterial masks and antiseptic handrub (the real stuff not that Purell crap. Oops. I wonder if I am going to be moderated for saying c r a p?
    So do you all think I am over-reacting?

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on January 6th, 2011

    AbbieTheKat!…Yes, you may be overreacting….snort!…But Staff probably should take your suggestions to mind when she is helping out in the tax reform office…cough!…Or whatever the hell she does during the winter while you are sleeping on quilts or fighting with Alice Johnson…heh!

  85. Siber-H
    10:05 pm on January 6th, 2011

    No, I don’t think that is over-reacting. I think it is being smart.

  86. Barb & Maggie
    10:05 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Rio, Are you a sweet boy, just like Kirby?

    TYB, Glad you are better.

    Good night Bee. Melanie, you are still hanging in there. This is late for you! We are going to go to bed and read for a bit.

    See you guys tomorrow.

  87. Melanie
    10:06 pm on January 6th, 2011

    NO! You are not over-reacting!

    With my immune system, if someone comes in sick, I’ll get it. I do NOT shake hands, unless I have a wipe. (not a whip, though at times I think it would be appropriate, snicker)

    Think Monk (the character, not the religious)

    Melanie out.

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:08 pm on January 6th, 2011

    G’Night!…B.Stover. Please get a lot of rest and don’t worry about me….sniff!…I will be okay taking care of blog business without you during late night business…heh!…AbbieThe Kat is acting very strange tonight, but she will come around ..heh!

  89. Staff
    10:11 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Rio, you always catch me. And then point it out. It is one of the reason’s I love you so much.


  90. Mollypop
    10:13 pm on January 6th, 2011

    A-Kat – What is the real stuff that is not Purell. Mom needs help here.

  91. dawson
    10:15 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Good night B.Stover and Melanie.
    I love Monk (the character).
    Climbing into a wet cold wet suit…poor Clarkson.
    The Dawson: I thought it was going to be the 2 legged me and you would rub the moderated for luck.

  92. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:18 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Macy’s mom here;

    I do not really relish going to work, but like Macy said, we have to take turns being sick, and tomorrow is not my day. We are the ones who make sure that your deliveries, special orders and installations go as planned. People don’t like hearing that there is no one to help them. Lucky for the people in my vicinity, well, there aren’t very many of them at 6 am. Co-workers don’t come around too much because they can hear us coughing across the store.

  93. Tupper & Gilly
    10:20 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Greetings to all of you. We are Melanie’s lurking friends, the outrageously Cute Corgis (one of whom had the hurt toe and the baby socks).
    We have been enjoying all your comments, but there is one thing that you have all made a mistake on. The movie is most certainly not about some silly king – it is about Royal Corgis, and therefore should win all Academy, People’s Choice and Golden Globe awards. Really. Its about time someone realized that a movie about Corgis would be important. Lassie who? After all, what has she done lately?

  94. Staff
    10:20 pm on January 6th, 2011

    It is something they used at the hospital when I was getting the transplant. It is called Alcare Plus and is a surgical scrub and personal handwash. It is not available retail. You have to buy it from the manufacturer (Steris Corporation) in case lots of 24 nine oz. containers. is where staff got hers.
    It only ended up being around $4 a bottle. So far I have used up about 5 of them although my Mom really likes it.
    Dawson hates the smell, which is like alcohol.
    I also just recently bought the wall mounting holders so my Mom doesn’t waste it all by not using it vertically upside down. (She likes to squirt it out sideways)

  95. dawson
    10:21 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Rio: If you lived with me, the man in this house would try to throw you out in a snow bank once a day just for fun and you would soon learn to love me as your protector.

  96. dawson
    10:23 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Tupper and Gilly: Now I’m interested in that movie.

  97. Alice Johnson
    10:24 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Hi there Tupper and Gilly, Welcome to the blog. Pay no attention to the Pug behind the curtain. (Rio) He only does it to annoy. And he is darn good at it.


  98. Staff
    10:25 pm on January 6th, 2011

    I am going to bed now.

    Goodnight all, except LizF. Good afternoon LizF

  99. Siber-H
    10:28 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Welcome, Tupper and Gilly. I’d rather see a movie about corgis than a king.

  100. dawson
    10:30 pm on January 6th, 2011

    I prefer good old fashioned soap and water for hand washing.

  101. Tupper & Gilly
    10:32 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Hi Siber – thats because you have good taste. The only other movie that had a Corgi was a (poor) version of one of Rita Mae Brown’s books with Tucker Tee…but they made him a BOY dog! How ridiculous – if anyone is going to figure out a murderer and then have the courage to bite them, its going to be a GIRL Corgi. Even is she does have to be assisted by a smart alec cat.

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:35 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Wow!…I didn’t realize how much we needed Royal Corgi’s around this here blob!…gruff!… This is great news! Cause any friend of Zoe, Melanie or Dan’s is a friend of mine unless you turn out to be idiots….sniff!…Then heads will roll….heh!…I need to get my friend to order that movie when it comes out on DVD ASAP just to see Colin Firth (for her) and the Corgis(for me)…snort!

  103. Tupper & Gilly
    10:40 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Hi Rio – We both think you are awfully cute. And when Tupper snores, she sounds just like a Pug..tee hee.
    Gilly, I do NOT snore! I’m just thinking very deep thoughts….

  104. dawson
    10:41 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Eyes getting heavy. Yawn.

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:43 pm on January 6th, 2011

    CRAAAAAP!…. I am on the Dark Side of the blog….snort!…My posts are numbered….wheeze!

    Corgi!….My friend once met a boy Corgi named Max and he liked to jump up with all his huge weight and try and knock down guests who had no idea about his intentions.…grump!…He almost did that to my friend. I’ve never met him but I would tell him a thing or two if I ever do…grunt! …No knocking down my friend Pal!…grunt!

  106. Tupper & Gilly
    10:48 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Rio – we would never jump on your friend…unless of course she was carrying some cheese – we LOVE cheese.
    We are going to say good night now – thanks for welcoming us to the blog.

  107. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:50 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Welcome Corgis, If you don’t mind me asking, how did you lose part of your legs. It is sad to see dogs on little stumps like that. I bet your bellies drag in the snow. So sad *sniff*

  108. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:56 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Staff!…My friend told me that I had to tell you that she had been complaining about how to store all her quilling paper strips so they would not get wrinkled…snort!… Today while she was at the-not-so-busy place her mother brought over her Great Grandma’s doily stretching board…snort!…Apparently, this will be perfect to pin and hang all her long strips of thin paper on…heh!…She was very happy tonight for a change…sniffle!

  109. Tupper & Gilly
    10:57 pm on January 6th, 2011

    We thought everyone knew that story. It seems that when the world was new, all the dogs wanted to be big and tall and run everything. But then the wise and wonderful First Corgi realized that while all the big dogs were messing around with matters above the knee, no one was making sure that things at ground level were under control. After all, if you have shaky ground, it doesn’t matter how tall you are. So First Corgi just stomped and stomped her feet until her legs were short. So from that day on from the ankle down, Corgis (and some Pugs) now rule the world.

  110. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:01 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Tupper&Gilly!…Well, she sort of smells like cheese so maybe that was the problem ….sniff!

  111. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:22 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Goodnight All!…Our blog family is growing with interesting characters…snort!…How fun is this?….sniff!…And yet we keep our guys who are enduring tests or PT close to our hearts and also in our thoughts and prayers tonight and every night… wheeze!…We want all of you guys to be healthy and happy and able to post and let us know how you are doing (Dan)…sniff!…Take care all and have a very good night!…As Lexi says, Licks and Coughs…grunt!…Or something like that….

  112. Staff
    11:29 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Dawson was #100. She should get slimed. Er, kissed, by Rio.

    I will watch and laugh

  113. Wolfie
    11:44 pm on January 6th, 2011

    Welcome, Tupper and Gilly! I love your story about the First Corgis! And Rose, I hope you keep posting. We’re not scary. Really. At least, some of us aren’t.

  114. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:29 am on January 7th, 2011

    Hey y’all! Just a quick note tonight because Mom’s getting ready to turn off the computer. I thought I’d have a chance to write tomorrow because it’s Mom’s day off, but it turns out she’ll be gone all day. After my boy wrecked his car, he and Dad went shopping and shopping and shopping to find a cheap used car (just what the insurance money would cover since my boy still doesn’t have a job), and they finally found one in Charlotte, North Carolina. Then they took it to a mechanic here and he found lots of things wrong with it — it was going to be more than he paid for it! My boy bought it “as is” — no warranty — so we thought he was SOL! Luckily the place he bought it from said if he brings it back they’ll fix it, and just charge for parts and not labor. Phew! But that means Mom has to drive him back to North Carolina and hang around all day shopping, lunching and maybe seeing a movie, until the car is fixed. Then tomorrow night, Dad has a basketball game in Charlotte, so Mom’s going to stay for that. So it’ll be a late night until I get on the computer again, or maybe not at all:( So — just in case — see you Saturday!

    Welcome to Rose and Tupper and Gilly! And my best to all you sickies out there!!!

  115. Tyb
    7:26 am on January 7th, 2011

    Yes, that is a Canine Good Citizenship course I’m taking. That will end in two weeks, and then I’ll start Therapy Dog Training. I go to schools and nursing homes now, but
    a therapy dog certificate will be good to have. I really like it when the kids read to me.
    They’d rather read to me than to a person because they know I won’t laugh or make fun of them if they make a mistake, and they are afraid a person would. It helps build their confidence if I just lie still and listen.
    Thanks, again, to all of you who expressed concern after my attack. I’m sure your good thoughts and positive energy hastened my healing. I feel great, but I still look like hell with my shaved legs and scabs.

  116. dawson
    8:29 am on January 7th, 2011

    I’m thrilled you are going to take Therapy Dog Training. My grandson used to read to a wonderful dog in Bellingham. They both enjoyed it and it really improved his reading ability. I’m sending lots of scratches behind the ear for you and some pats.

  117. Rose
    10:12 am on January 7th, 2011

    Thank you all for welcoming me. I’m extremely camera shy, so I don’t think I will have an avatar…..

  118. OleyHowlers
    4:44 pm on January 7th, 2011

    “electrifying public speaker, a true demagogue, one of those who sucks in the energy of the crowd and ramps it up and up in crazy spiral.”
    Hey! there’s one of those up in Alaska ! My guys up there don’t like her one little bit.

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