Robbie Forester #2



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88 Responses to “Robbie Forester #2”

  1. B. Stover
    9:29 am on May 21st, 2013

    I’m reading Robbie. I wonder if that’s Pendleton on the cover art.

    Good morning all.

  2. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:40 am on May 21st, 2013

    Hey!…snort!…I just woke up, smelt the roses and realized I do not have that book…sniff!…It’s a good day to place an order on Barnes and Noble…heh!heh!

  3. Staff
    10:22 am on May 21st, 2013

    Please ask Admin if PA or OFA is going to be signing Robbie’s new book anywhere soon. I would like to order a signed copy. He can just post on your blog and I will get the message.


  4. Staff
    10:25 am on May 21st, 2013

    By the way I already asked once and did not receive an answer. Sniff.

    And while you are talking to Admin you might mention to Mike Baker that this comment window is overlapping the right side stuff and it is hard to see what you are typing because of it. Can Mike do something about that?

    All right, off to feed the birds. I have hydrated some dried mealworms and hope that will help the poor starving creatures.

  5. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:29 am on May 21st, 2013

    Staff!…I am a poor starving creature. Can you feed me? …snort!…I prefer something besides mealworms though…grunt!gurgle!

  6. Melanie
    10:47 am on May 21st, 2013

    This winter I bought my sister some mealworms as a present for her chickens. Zoe was not expecting a bag of mealworms as she was getting out the rest of the groceries.

    I was told NOT to ever let her see mealworms again. snicker.

    The chickens loved them.

    I have FINISHED “Giving To The Poor”. No spoilers. LOVED IT!

  7. B. Stover
    11:01 am on May 21st, 2013

    As I understand it, birds eat twice their weight in food daily. It takes a lot of energy to fly.

  8. Melanie
    11:08 am on May 21st, 2013

    Was just on Facebook. Turns out that an on-line friend from years ago . . Yes, Virginia, there was the internet before blogs, Facebook, and such . . on an old Usenet group. It was just when people were discovering that they had HCV. The patients took over the site! Power to the People! The doctors found us useful, because we would talk about our symptoms and what was being tried.

    “But I was going to say when” the past broke in was her family lives in Moore,OK. They lived on either side of the swath of destruction. She is feeling very blessed today.

  9. Macy's mom
    11:15 am on May 21st, 2013

    Good morning. We are still here, but our biggest danger is expected around lunch time. The Man is at school, and all 5 pooches are here, so I REALLY hope we don’t have to head to the powder room.

    Staff, I wasn’t sure if your new rule was that you could only read at mealtimes, or if you MUST eat whenever you read. Big difference, heh-heh.

    Just in case anyone forgot what snow looks like…it is hot here and I am thinking snow to cool off.

  10. Siber-H
    11:21 am on May 21st, 2013

    Us too, We are reading the new Robbie book.

    Those birds are pigging out on grape jelly.

    Rio, It will be one year from this month when the new 24 appears on the tube.

    Severe storms are expected over Macy again today.

    Good Morning All

  11. Macy's mom
    11:24 am on May 21st, 2013

    Not sure if this will come out or not. The nameless county to the west of Dallas is us. I guess someone doesn’t know Ft. Worth is over there.

  12. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:26 am on May 21st, 2013

    Year!…gasp!…I can’t wait that long…dammit!

  13. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:27 am on May 21st, 2013

    Macy!…Yikes and Yeeep!…snort!…Take cover now, just in case…wheeze!

  14. Melanie
    11:34 am on May 21st, 2013

    Just heard from Golinka,
    Doctors are rear ends.
    One doc says surgery immediately,
    One doc says there’s too much inflammation, have to wait it out.
    Blood tests said no inflammation.
    Going to be with Smedley, the dancing giraffe.

  15. Macy's mom
    11:41 am on May 21st, 2013

    So now everyone gets their own personal giraffe? Cool.

    The dogs are staring in at me from the porch. However, if we are going to be cooped up all afternoon, they can stay out there until the storms get closer. I am sure they will all be vying for the chance to “protect” me.

  16. Chet The Dog
    11:52 am on May 21st, 2013

    Admin to Staff: PA would love to sign copies. Perhaps that can be coordinated with SQ’s Sept. tour for The Sound and the Furry, details of which are nonexistent at this point. So that’s not much help!

  17. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:54 am on May 21st, 2013

    Sneak!…Peek!…snort!…I found this photo lying around. I think it is part of some stuff my friend has been making for the Spring Boutique…heh!heh!…If she finds out I posted it, she is going to whoop my butt…grunt!

  18. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:55 am on May 21st, 2013


  19. Siber-H
    12:16 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Macy, Be Prepared. There is a woman on tv now talking about how she survived…in the bathtub with king size pillows over her.

    Rio, A little pawprint…that is cute.

    I hope Amalia can get some correct answers soon.

  20. Staff
    12:24 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Gol Durn it Admin.

    I hoped not to wait that long. sniff sniff sob sob. (((heartbroken sigh)))
    Say, if I buy a copy and mail it to someone/somewhere could I get it signed and mailed back?

    I guess I will go out and feed the Scarlet Tanager that turned up in the garden this a.m. Only the second one I have seen in the 25 years I have been here. Pics to follow.

  21. Staff
    12:25 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Those doctors. Can you find a third? Jeez O Pete.

  22. dawson
    12:39 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Oooh, I want that book!

    T&G: Now that your knee feels like it is being stabbed with knives, has the pain in your paw gone away completely? Or are there too many giraffes to tell? How do you know who to believe when 2 doctors say 2 different things? My thoughts are with you hoping for pain-free living sooner rather than later.

    MacyMinPin: Snow! It snowed last night at my home where I am not, although it has turned to a heavy rainfall by now. Now, you get inside before the storm hits.

    Melanie: There are two things about which I agree with Zoe: 1. No mealworms in with the groceries, and; 2. I’m worried about you and that sawzall. (Hoping your house doesn’t start leaning over towards that hole you cut in the wall – yikes!) (Also hoping you still have all your digits and limbs a year from now – ouch!)

    Rio: Whose pawprint?

    Staff: I was cleaning out the refrigerator this morning and found 2 jars of grape jelly. I put a little on a plate to see what comes along to eat it. Probably ants, which is another thing I found in the kitchen today.

  23. O'Howlers
    12:42 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Mom is doing her stand-up routine at the voting place today. It is very hot here, but now we ate chewing on cushions, worried about Macy. YEEP and YIKES!

  24. Rose
    12:53 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Macy: Praying that you are not in the path of any tornadoes.

  25. Barb & Maggie
    1:24 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Macy, Stay safe, please!

    Staff, The only thing we ever fed with grape jelly was ants. Never any birds, tho we did have Orioles.

    Going to go read Orphan Trains and then nap. Orphan trains ran from NYC to the midwest for 75 years and we never read about them in history classes. How could that be?

  26. Melanie
    1:39 pm on May 21st, 2013

    We should write an ode to Ants in the Kitchen.

    Didn’t have as many as last year. Maybe the drought had something to do with it. We are still low on water for the area. 3.5 inches I believe.

    Scarlet Tanager, I haven’t seen one since I lived in VA. Beautiful birds. Let me know if they like the grape jelly.

    Zoe is taking the Nut Pack out for the walk/run. I am staying here. Too much uneven ground for me yesterday. After they get back it’s down the hill to get some compost. I have run out of ours.

    Anyone on my quotation from 11:08?

    LUNCH! Meet you there BearSpiritDog.

  27. Gus and BooBear
    1:42 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Staff, keep the bird pics coming. How cool!!! We have hummingbirds galore. Mom has 4 feeders up and has to refill them every morning. There will be 30 or 40 flying around them early in the morning and at dusk. The number goes down during the day but they are still coming.

    Stay safe, Macy!! Things are calmer on the Gulf Coast.

  28. Melanie
    1:42 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Take care Macy and All, (Is Gus and BooBear somewhere near here too)

  29. Melanie
    1:43 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Ask a question and it is answered. Glad you are okay G&BB

  30. Melanie
    1:47 pm on May 21st, 2013

    One more thing . .

    On the Asparagus Battle Front.
    Melanie: 14 beetles crushed
    Beetles: 3 flew away.

    Also saw one of these on the asparagus. It eats the eggs and larva. I left it alone.

    I will WIN!

  31. Rose
    2:18 pm on May 21st, 2013

    RIO! I love your friend’s magnets!

  32. Belle Starr
    2:34 pm on May 21st, 2013


    1. The action by which one combines splorting and blurting caused by mild, medium and muy-muy levels of excitement; use in a sentence: I couldn’t help but splurt the surprise that my Two-Legged is going to DC for a work conference and will have the opportunity to meet Wookie’s mom and dad.

    1. The result of the act of splurting; use in a sentence: When your Two-legged discovers your splurt, act adorable and innocent and when all else fails, blame Pancho and Lefty.

  33. BearSpiritDog
    2:52 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Back in Time for Lunch with the River Bears!
    Thank you, Melanie.

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:19 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Splurt!…heh!snort!heh!…A new word!

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:22 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Rose!…There is only one in that photo…sniff!

    Chilis!…My friend finally brought home the bacon in the form of hot chili pepper plants and more flowers…sniff!sneeze!…But she says it is not the right day to plant them. It is cool and windy and we are all getting pretty fed up with this weather….grumble!…The minute she goes back to the busy-place it will become a lovely spring day over and over again…wheeze!

  36. Mollypop's Mom
    3:28 pm on May 21st, 2013

    The remains of a ski jump.

  37. Rose
    3:37 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Belle Starr: Wow, your two legged gets to meet Wookie’s dad and mom. Very cool!

    RIO! If there is only one, I’ll take it!

  38. Rose
    3:39 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Belle Starr: I have been to DC. The Prof and I climbed the steps to the Lincoln Memorial. It is amazing when you see the statue of Lincoln!

    And your two-legged will not have to eat any food we can’t mention on the blog! :^)

  39. Mollypop's Mom
    3:56 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Dagnabbit! I posted from my nifty iPhone 5 and it’s upside down.

    I’ll try from my Mac Air this time.

  40. Staff
    3:59 pm on May 21st, 2013

    I am going out for another feeding of the starving ones. Then off to quilting. BBML

    Stay safe everyone.

  41. Siber-H
    4:00 pm on May 21st, 2013

    It is sooo green.

  42. Staff
    4:01 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Mollypop’s Mom,
    I have discovered when a picture is sideways (fairly often) or upside down (rare) if I right clik on it and choose ‘open image in new tab’ it turns right-side up. Don’t know why.
    now really, bbl.

  43. Melanie
    4:21 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Compost run complete! I now have 25 gallons of compost. Maybe I can finish getting the soil ready.

    We are not to plant before the last day pf May. Yet, looking at the longterm forecast it looks food. Pondering . .

    Rest time. Thanks for having lunch with The Pack, BearSpiritDog!

  44. B. Stover
    4:46 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Melanie: I don’t get your quotation from 11:08.

  45. Tupper and Gilly
    4:55 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Dang it Smedley, the music stopped. Keep your big clodhopping feet STILL!
    Sheesh – who knew Dancing Giraffes could be such klutzes!

    Big storm coming in here with thunder and lightening. MAma just got off the dance floor in time to head under the bed with us.

    Sure hope Macy is safe.

    Sure hope we can be back later to Woo Hoo about the trip to DC and meeting Wookie’s family.

  46. dawson
    5:05 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Nothing but rain, lightning and thunder here. Perfect day for napping.

    Melanie: I couldn’t find a “quote” at 11:08.

    Snowbella: You get to meet Wookie’s Mom & Dad in Washington! That is way, way enviable. Another Plunderer Meet & Greet for the books.

    Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow! (Sympathy pains for any of youse that are hurting.)

  47. Melanie
    5:09 pm on May 21st, 2013

    B.Stover, Robert Frost? Or did I make it to short?

    Hey Royals! Stick your Mum under the quilt and make her stay there.

    Storms to the North of me
    Storms to the South
    Here I am
    Stuck in the middle again.

    Woo Hoo! She’s going to D.C. Have fun with Wookie’s Ma and Pa!

  48. dawson
    5:09 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Mollypop’s Mom: Do they take that jump down and then put it back up each year?

    Nothing has touched the grape jelly so far.

  49. dawson
    5:14 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Melanie: I wouldn’t have “got it” even if the quote was longer. At least I was in good company with BStover. Now I will have to go read The Birches.

  50. Belle Starr
    5:15 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Wose: My Two-legged is very excited to meet Wookie’s folks, but I am poodled up. She is refusing to take me with her. Grump.

  51. Belle Starr
    5:17 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Rio: I love your Friend’s project. Did you pose for the paw print?

  52. B. Stover
    5:55 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Melanie: What Robert Frost poem is it from?

  53. Mollypop's Mom
    5:56 pm on May 21st, 2013

    The ski jump was all snow and that little lump is still there, even though it’s been in the 80’s for a few days. Last January there was a great big air bag at the bottom of the jump so skiers/boarders could donate to charity and go off the then big ski jump and not worry about the landing.

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:06 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Yawn!….sneeze!…We all had a little nap this afternoon…sniff!…My friend never gets naps, this is highly unusual. And it probably won’t happen again until hell freezes over…grunt!…But it was nice while it lasted…heh!heh!…We woke up to chilly, windy conditions. She moved some of the new unplanted plants into the sun and now what? Well, I think it’s the before-supper supper-time that her mother always gives us right before my friend gets home from the busy place, but I do not see anything happening in the kitchen right now…gah!

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:08 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Paws!…I’m not sure what someone has in mind for those little paw-prints..sniff!…I know it may or may not be on the Spring Boutique shelves come June 15th…grunt!…Sounds like Rose might by one or two…wuffle!

  56. Princess Sam
    6:09 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Rio, you and Beau are going to be slim and trim!

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:11 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Blue!…So that Blue-thing is the remains of a ski jump?…snort!…How strange is that? Was it all covered with snow before (hopefully!)…Zow!

  58. Wose
    6:15 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Belle Starr: Just ask your two-legged to get a very big carry-on like I had when I came to see you, you, you! You will definitely be able to fit under the seat. Easy-easy, no bag fee, no ticket fee!

  59. Wookie's Mom
    6:18 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Belle Star – We here in Chevy Chase can’t wait to meet you and your 2 legged. She IS bringing you – right??? After all I distinctly remember the invitation including you! Whispering – just pack yourself up into her suitcase – your 2 legged will never know tee-hee!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:18 pm on May 21st, 2013

    OMDAWG!….Rebecca is going to get to meet and greet Wookie’s Maw and Paw….snort!snort!…How utterly cool is that!?…heh!heh!…Hopefully, one of those guys will take some photos and share them with us….wheeze!…Oh what fun.

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:19 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Avatar!…What happened to ME!Me!ME!??…aaaahhh!

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:20 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Oh!…there I am… heh!

  63. Pancho & Lefty
    6:36 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Rio’s avatar tastes different than B’s avatar. Burp!

  64. Mollypop's Mom
    6:46 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Dawson and Rio – I have thoroughly confused you. The blue thing in the front of the picture is the chair lift. At the left you can see some of the chairs. The rest of the chairs have been taken off for the summer because that is now the golf course. Yes, very green, Siber-H. The remains of the ski jump are the two patches of snow further up the ski trail.

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:56 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Subject!…Oh, so the subject of your foto was a little spot of snow way out there…grunt!…NOT the thing that looked like the main thing in your composition…wuffle!

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:58 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Mollys-Moms!…Foto’s are very unique indeed…heh!heh!

  67. Macy's mom
    7:21 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Luckily our big-deal weather turned out to be a half inch of rain and a couple claps of thunder. We were hoping for much more rain.

  68. Macy's mom
    7:25 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Luckily our big-deal weather turned out to be a half inch of rain and a couple claps of thunder. We were hoping for much more rain.

    Smedley, give it a rest.

  69. Macy's mom
    7:27 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Oh, and Annie and Biddie were not at all impressed with the weather.

  70. Melanie
    7:37 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Macy’s Mom, we had a few (far away) claps and Franklin dove for Zoë’s lap. Unfortunately, he was still wet from swimming. snicker

    B.Stover, One of my favorite poems of all time! “Birches”

    “But I was going to say when Truth broke in
    With all her matter-of-fact about the ice-storm
    (Now am I free to be poetical?)
    I should prefer to have some boy bend them
    As he went out and in to fetch the cows—”

    I had to commute to William and Mary and it took over an hour each way. I memorized this poem. I can still repeat parts of it. And that’s from 33 years ago.

    Now if I can just remember what I had for supper tonight.

    Outside is acting like a storm coming. Radar has nothing on it. Weird.

  71. B. Stover
    7:45 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Thank you Melanie. I haven’t read that for a long time.

  72. Melanie
    7:51 pm on May 21st, 2013

    B.Stover, elegant use of words, is it not?

    Here is something for Jasper in the Middle of the Mitten and all the Kats on the blog.

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:51 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Melanie!…Is an enigma…snort!

  74. Belle Starr
    8:23 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Better yet, I bring a bag big enough for my Two-legged…

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:26 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Bellie!…In a Bag!…snort!

  76. Princess Sam
    8:39 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Rio, I think you’re just hungry.

  77. Melanie
    8:54 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Finally some rain. Emphasis on some.
    I knew watering the strawberries would bring on the rain.

  78. Melanie
    8:55 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Princess Sam, isn’t Riö always hungry?

  79. Melanie
    9:03 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Might lose the electricity. Storm worse.
    I am wearing a hat with a brim light that Golinka and Storyteller gave me years ago.

    It is difficult to brush your teeth with no light. If you don’t hear from me later we will be in the dark.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Storm!…The storm that was not showing up on radar is now taking out power…sniff!…That is not very reassuring…grunt!…Melanie, Beau is always in the Dark. He doesn’t seem to mind too much…heh!

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:16 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Brother!…Someone’s brother just called. He never calls. He said Mother told him to call to make sure we didn’t fall down the stairs and die…grunt!…Oh Brother.

  82. Melanie
    9:54 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Riö, when we first came to live here in Western MA, there was no cell phone coverage anywhere. I went shopping, and it was one of those days. Traffic was bad, lines were long, couldn’t find what I was supposed to be getting. By the timeI got home, my parents had gotten themselves and my guys in a tither.

    They had called 911, the Police in each town I had to go through AND checked the hospital, OTAS had a fight with his “at the time” girlfriend when she made a joke about me meeting a man.

    So I come home tired and cranky to be greeted with tears, hugs and yelling.

    I was 51 years old.

    Going to bed now. Everyone take care,

  83. Siber-H
    9:57 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Rio, The game….it is going good so far.

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:00 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Melanie!…snort!…That is very impressive – the extent of worrying over you being late getting home….snort!…Her brother wasn’t worried, he just had a sense of duty. He told her mother he would call and he finally did…heh!heh!

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Snakes!…Yes! The Snakes are on the run tonight!…heh!…I was worried after last night…sniff!

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on May 21st, 2013

    Windy!…And cold outside…sniff!…We went out with her to supervise the bringing of the potted flowers under the patio once again…snort!…She should just wait till July to do all this crap…grunt!…Even then it might still be cold…grump!

  87. Siber-H
    11:21 pm on May 21st, 2013

    We are going to sleep. This game could go into extra innings, or the Rockies could get one run across the plate in the bottom of the ninth and win the game. Hope springs eternal.

    night all

  88. Melanie
    1:48 am on May 22nd, 2013

    Bella, when is the trip to DC? I hope Luna keeps Belle Star from putting you in a suitcase. Not a pleasant trip for you.

    (Whispering) Belle Star, YSAS loved being in a suitcase and then being carried around. Of course, he was a lot younger. He also fit into the washing machine. He found that out by playing hide and seek. He had a bit of trouble getting out because the door locked on him. He is was a strange child. I bring this up so you can see if Belle would fit in the suitcase by having her get into the washing machine. If she can do that, imagine her surprise and delight when Poncho and Lefty trip her into the suitcase and you zip it up.

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