Spence will be briefly on the road in South Florida.

Monday, January 14, 2PM to 3:30PM: Writers Live Series at West Boca Branch Library, 9451 Jog Road, Boynton Beach, FL  33437.

And that night at 7 PM: Murder on the Beach Bookstore, Pineapple Grove, 273 NE 2nd Ave., Delray Beach, FL  33444.

Welcome Boo, the reading dog.


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  1. Jasper the Poodle
    6:46 am on January 11th, 2013

    First? Hah

  2. Wose
    6:56 am on January 11th, 2013

    Hi, Jasper! Boy, aren’t we the early risers! You have a good day!

    Greetings to all, and have a good day!

  3. OleyHowlers
    7:35 am on January 11th, 2013

    Good morning Jasper and Wose. You two are mighty early. But then, so is Admin.
    It is so mild out. And supposed to go up near 60 this weekend. What wierd weather we are having.

  4. Belle Starr
    8:26 am on January 11th, 2013

    KirbyT: Are you still with us?

  5. Rose
    8:30 am on January 11th, 2013

    Good Morning OHs! We are having spring-like weather here this weekend. I sure wish it would snow!

  6. Rose
    8:34 am on January 11th, 2013

    Belle Starr: I felt very sad to hear that you are lonely sometimes. Even though I have the Prof, sometimes I get lonely too. I am glad that both your mamas are with you today. Just remember, you have a VBFF here in New York.

    Maybe someday, you’ll get your own dog!

  7. Kat
    8:53 am on January 11th, 2013

    Belly, I could come and visit you for awhile. Things are very confusing here nowadays. Like, I was always scolded if I wandered over near our leader’s food table. I learned to be very good and immediately go wait by my own dish which was on the floor as soon as Mom or Pop started messing with kibble.

    Now what does Mom do? She took my bowl away and made me go eat off of the leader’s table. I was so afraid I would get yelled at. These 2-leggeds confuse the crap out of me sometimes.

  8. Barb & Maggie
    9:29 am on January 11th, 2013

    Good morning all. Yes we are continuing the same wierd weather here today. Spring like temps of 60 degrees – same as what Oleys are expecting tomorrow. At least we got some much needed rain.

    Safe travels Spence.

  9. B. Stover
    9:40 am on January 11th, 2013

    If one has to be on the road, I suppose Florida is the best place at this time of year. (And no day should start before 7 A.M. at the very earliest.)

    Good morning all.

  10. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:40 am on January 11th, 2013

    Audrey!…Pearl!…snort!snort!…Over to the right! What good looking girls…sniff!

  11. Princess Sam
    9:55 am on January 11th, 2013

    Good news here! I will have a new pug cousin! The family was so sad to lose Cousin Emma and found a litter in Pennsylvania. The puppies are only two weeks old so I have to wait patiently, sorta hard for me.

  12. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:59 am on January 11th, 2013

    Pug!…Puppies!…snort!…My friend says there is nothing so cute as a pug puppy. The trouble is when they grow up. Huh?…grunt!

  13. Oley
    10:00 am on January 11th, 2013

    Congratulations, Sam! Will your cousin live very close to you?
    Bee, you could be waking up in Florida right now. Just sayin’.
    Audrey and Pearl are looking good.

  14. Princess Sam
    10:07 am on January 11th, 2013

    I saw a picture of the five puppies and they are the cutest little things. The family lives about five miles away and Mommy says I get to visit too.

  15. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:09 am on January 11th, 2013

    SiberH!…Helton is coming back this season!….Woooooo!…Here is a quote, “If the season opened two weeks from now, I could play, but I don’t know how long I’d last,” Helton said. “That being said, the target date I have in mind is to be out there at the start of the season, and my goal is to get through the dadgum season.”… Dadgum Season!…Woooooo!

  16. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:24 am on January 11th, 2013

    Sammie!…You better watch out or you will end up with a little Pug brother…heh!heh!…Then life as you know it will be over – for good…snort!

  17. Melanie
    10:35 am on January 11th, 2013

    Morning all! Zoe is going to get an x-ray of her knee and wrist today. We will know more later today about when she can put weight on her leg!

    Her regular doctor went and visited her today. She is VERY pleased with Zoë’s recovery. Excellent.

    I will be picking up Jesse, our go-to guy, in a few minutes.

    After that, I will be doing the poop yard and rest. And rest again tomorrow. Sounds good.

  18. Barb & Maggie
    10:39 am on January 11th, 2013

    Downton Abbey is up for a Golden Globe.

  19. OleyHowlers
    11:05 am on January 11th, 2013

    Zoe is a truly amazing woman.
    B&M: as it should be.

  20. Basil and Sage
    11:14 am on January 11th, 2013

    Kat – look, kid- they named you as one of us. So start acting like it. No matter what the two leggeds say, you do as you wish. Then if they yell, you can either give them the “squeezed eye- screw you” look, or you can just saunter away, tail held high. Both these methods work well for us.

    Admin- tell Spence to take us with him. We could show him all the great spots in South Florida. He just needs to find a good bookstore in the Keys to make his trip complete.

    Bella – do try to get SOME work done in between rubbing bellies of spoiled puppies. Sheesh – dogs are SO demanding!

  21. Siber-H
    11:18 am on January 11th, 2013

    Thanks Rio…Helton is returning!!
    We are in for some changes with the Rockies…like a new manager. I know nothing about him, but I am hoping for a good season.

    Melanie, Very good news about Zoe!!

    No, Macy, It wasn’t me in the fridge, but I will keep that idea in mind.

  22. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:18 am on January 11th, 2013

    Golden!…I want to see the whole cast of Downton Abby get up on stage when they win the Golden Globe…heh!heh!

  23. Rose
    11:21 am on January 11th, 2013

    Love the picture of Audrey and Pearl!

    Sammie, I’m so excited that you will have a pug cousin!

  24. Rose
    11:21 am on January 11th, 2013

    Zoe, you go girl!

  25. Siber-H
    11:23 am on January 11th, 2013

    Herbs, The kat like behaviour you described comes natual to some of us Sibers.

  26. OleyHowlers
    11:48 am on January 11th, 2013

    heh heh heh Couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Siber.
    Kats may think they have a patten on that behaviour, but we Sibes don’t pay any attention to pattens or any other Rules or Policies and Procedures!
    Kat is a pipsqueak…what else need we say?

  27. T.C.
    11:49 am on January 11th, 2013

    ummm that would be patent, smart guys!

  28. Masquers
    11:51 am on January 11th, 2013

    It’s a beautiful sunny day, but quite chilly. My outside water bowl is frozen.
    As Winter Storm Gandolf roars out of the Rockies headed towards the Plains, youse lucky Plunderers on the East Coast are enjoying unseasonably warm weather.
    Siber: Wooo…check out the Kool SNOW on Bing.

  29. Siber-H
    12:08 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Thanks Masquers. That is a pretty picture.

    We are under a high wind warning today…the mountains will be getting snow, but no snow where I live. The sun is shinning. Gah

  30. Barb & Maggie
    12:33 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Rio, Breaking Bad is up too, so which one will you cheer for? (sorry Bee)

    Good news about Zoe. How long before she can come home?

    Barb has to go to rehab after her knee surgery on the 29th. This will be a first for her.

  31. Gus and BooBear
    12:49 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Maggie, where will you stay while Barb is in rehab?

  32. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:57 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Category!…Are the two shows in the same category?…grunt! ….That would be unfortunate. If so, I would definitely root for Breaking Bad….snort!

  33. Barb & Maggie
    1:03 pm on January 11th, 2013

    G & B, I am going to stay home alone, which is going to be boring. Barb interviewed a pet care giver and she thought she was pretty nice. She has been involved with 4-H Dog programs for years, and also does fostering in her home. She came to the house to meet me, and we really liked her. She will come 4 times a day to feed me and play.

    Barb will be in the hospital for 3-4 days, then probably a week in rehab. After that she will go in for PT for about a month.

  34. Gus and BooBear
    1:13 pm on January 11th, 2013

    No wonder she’s not looking forward to this. Does not sound like fun. Sounds like you will be well taken care of, Maggie.

  35. BearSpiritDog
    1:15 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Magpie: It is Good to know you will be well taken care of for the brief Time Barb is away. Will you be allowed to visit her in rehab? It would ease your mind about her absence.

    Breaking Bad gets our vote!

    B: We watched Elementary last night. Is it just us or was it more violent than usual?

  36. Barb & Maggie
    1:15 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Rio, Fairly sure they are both in the category of Best TV Series.

  37. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:20 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Bear!…Don’t tell us what happens on Elementary!!…snort!…We have not seen it yet!…wheeze!…It looks like a really good one this time.

  38. Rose
    2:03 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Maggie, I am glad to know you will be taken care of by a caring person. I am sure Barb will be relieved knowing that you will be taken good care of. Will be thinking of Barb, and know she will come through the surgery and PT with flying colors!!

  39. Melanie
    2:04 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Two in the afternoon and I’m just starting to rest. Whew. Florida sounds good, and the Keys sound even better.

  40. BearSpiritDog
    2:29 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Melanie: We know the Pack will make sure you get your day of Rest.

  41. T.C.
    2:47 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Mommy called it an early day. She is shutting off her work p.c. now.
    Then she said it is horse feeding and bath and bed.

  42. B. Stover
    3:02 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Oley Howlers: (Whispering) I don’t really like Florida.

    Barb: Will you have access to a computer while you’re away?

    Bear: Yes, the latest episode of Elementary was more violent than usual. The title was “M” which should have warned us I suppose.

  43. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:29 pm on January 11th, 2013

    M!…Is M supposed to be the newest version of Moriarty?..snort!

  44. Barb & Maggie
    3:31 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Bee, No we will be going thru computer withdrawal after surgery, since Barb does not have a laptop. Maybe she can talk one of her kids into giving you an update. Or maybe she will call one of the Plunderers from the hospital so they can let everyone know if she is still alive.

  45. Tupper and Gilly
    3:46 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Rio – we aren’t going to answer any of your questions about Elementary. All we will say is that there is a bad guy, and Sherlock is out to get him, assisted by Watson. After that, you are on your own.

    Barb – do you get to choose a place that you will go for rehab? If you can, now is the time to go take a look at some of the places you might want to go. Many places will also allow you to try their dining room – trust us, you want to be sure the food is edible.

    We are still looking for a computer class that will teach us how to use $%^&*($# 8. Found one class – it only cost $375.00! Carp! The search continues.

    Siber and Howlers – the Wrotten Kats have been giggling all day about your statement re the similarities between Sibes and Kats. They would welcome you to one of their monthly S.I.P.K.U. (Superior, Independent, Purrfect Kats, United) meetings. They think they could give you some more pointers on how to be obnoxious – oops – we mean, Kat-like

  46. Rose
    4:03 pm on January 11th, 2013

    “M” is a really great movie from the early 1930’s. Peter Lorre was in it.

  47. Siber-H
    4:09 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Barb, That would be good if you could let us know you are doing I know you’ll do fine, but you know us, we worry.

    It sounds like this lady will take good care of Maggie.

    T&G Sibers aren’t really obnoxious (like some, but not all) kats we know. Sibers are simply free spirits.

  48. B. Stover
    4:10 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Rio: My lips are sealed.

    Barb: When I was in the hospital a few years ago the room I was in had a computer keyboard connected wirelessly to the tv/computer screen.

  49. Masquers
    4:17 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Rose: Film noir! Must say…with the new cable we are enjoying many of these old movies from by-gone days on TCM. Best of all…no commercials!

  50. Masquers
    4:21 pm on January 11th, 2013

    A computer in the room would be great, Barb. As Siber says, if we don’t hear from you we will worry.
    (or…you could leave the computer on at home for Maggie.)

  51. Rose
    4:27 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Masquers, The Prof and I love TCM! We own quite a few film noir DVDs ourselves.

  52. Melanie
    4:54 pm on January 11th, 2013

    YSAS is going back to the hospital. Could use Dr. Sam et All. I could use some virtual handholding.

  53. Princess Sam
    4:58 pm on January 11th, 2013

    I’m ready!

  54. Mollypop's Mom
    5:00 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Melanie – What are YSAS’s symptoms? Did he not recover from the food poisoning?

  55. B. Stover
    5:02 pm on January 11th, 2013

    I’m holding your hand Melanie.

  56. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:05 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Clarkson!…What is wrong with Clarkson?…sniff!…Is he throwing up again…groan!

  57. Luna
    5:06 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Smoochers: I packed extra Velcro and snacks.

    Melanie: There is a spot set up for you under the quilt complete with your heating pad.

  58. OleyHowlers
    5:12 pm on January 11th, 2013

    What is up with YSAS?

  59. Staff
    5:19 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Oh NO! Clarkson back to the hospital. Didn’t he eat enough potatoes? Jeez. So much for Melanie’s day off. (((sigh)))

    Barb we will miss you while you are in rehab. Can you have Kelly post updates occasionally for us?

  60. Melanie
    5:20 pm on January 11th, 2013

    He is having the same symptoms and the doctors had told him to come in immediately if it started up again. He called me and said he didn’t want to go in: I explained he was. He has a friend picking him up and taking him back to the same hospital.

  61. Mollypop's Mom
    5:23 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Melanie – Good thing he listened to Mom. It looks like the critters weren’t all killed off. It is important for the hospital to test for the bacteria that is doing this and begin treatment immediately.

  62. Wose
    5:23 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Oh, Melanie! YSAS sick again! Hope he will not have to stay in the hospital again!

  63. Melanie
    5:34 pm on January 11th, 2013

    SO has gotten someone to cover her work. She is meeting YSAS at the hospital.

  64. Barb & Maggie
    5:36 pm on January 11th, 2013

    It does not sound like food poisoning to us if it is coming back. Barb had food poisoning once from some fish she eat and once it was all out of her system she was OK. This has been a week, so it sounds more like flu. Over 40 states are reporting epedemics of flu. Or maybe it is two unrelated things. Good that he is going back to get it checked out.

  65. Siber-H
    5:44 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Melanie, We are all holding your hand and praying for you and YSAS.

  66. Masquers
    5:44 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Dr. Sam is on the case!

  67. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:46 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Melanie!…Is Clarkson’s girlfriend an actor too?…sniff!…If not how did he meet her?…wuffle!…She sounds like a very good girlfriend.

  68. Kat
    5:47 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Enough koddling of Momma. I am off to do my smoocher work.

  69. Melanie
    5:50 pm on January 11th, 2013

    SO is not an actor. She has just passed the NY bar. She is a lawyer looking for a job.

  70. BearSpiritDog
    5:53 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Sending Healing Prayers for YSAS & Hugs to Melanie.

  71. Barb & Maggie
    6:04 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Wow! A lawyer. We are impressed!

    Keep us posted on his condition.

  72. Melanie
    6:20 pm on January 11th, 2013

    He is at the ER with SO. She will keep me posted. He sounds like poop.

  73. Macy the min-pin
    7:11 pm on January 11th, 2013

    T and G, tell your mom to look on You Tube for help with 8. There are all kinds of instructional videos there. Dad does ukulele lessons there, honest!

    Mom got a flu shot, now dad can Get Off Her Back. Nobody has offered US any shots, so I guess we are on our own?

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:17 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Crap!…It snowed like a bastard here today and my friend has a scary, icy trip home…sniff!…Lots of accidents and pile-ups on the highways…wheeze!…Thank dawg she does not have to go to the busy-place tomorrow and can watch the big football game with me and Beau….Woooooo!

  75. Tupper and Gilly
    7:49 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Mscy – thanks for the youtube tip. We just checked and there are quite a few tutorial videos for #$%^&*(*^ 8. We will sit down with them tomorrow with the videos on the notebook, and #$%^&* 8 running on the laptop.

    Waiting to hear more from YSAS. Prayers being said.

  76. Wose
    8:06 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Rio! Thinking of your friend here. Hope she makes it home safely.

  77. Jasper the Poodle
    8:07 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Prayers for YSAS and SO from the middle of the melted mitten. 50 degrees in January? Sheesh!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:16 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Rose!…She made it home but only after sliding right through a stop sign…snort!…Luckily no one was coming from either way because the guy behind her slid right through it too…grunt!….Now they are finally out plowing the streets after rush hour is way over….grumble!

  79. Melanie
    8:21 pm on January 11th, 2013

    YSAS and SO are now going back to SO’s apartment. The ER wait is over 6 hours and YSAS hasn’t splorted for over an hour. This way if he gets worse he can go to the medical emergency place near SO explain the situation and then go into the ER in another ambulance.

    HOPEFULLY, he will be better instead of worse!

    Thank you Dr. Sam et All! Keep those thoughts and prayers headed to NYC. Even if he doesn’t need them, everyone else does.


  80. BearSpiritDog
    8:22 pm on January 11th, 2013

    OMD, Rio! Glad to hear your Friend made it home Safe and Sound.
    Scary stuff!

  81. Masquers
    8:26 pm on January 11th, 2013

    The Team is on standby in NYC. Paws crossed YSAS won’t be returning to the ER anytime soon.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:32 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Clarkson!…I do worry about that guy…sniff!…I’m glad he has his own personal lawyer just in case anything goes really wrong…wheeze!

  83. Siber-H
    8:32 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Rio, I’m glad your friend made it home safe, and, thank Dog, it is the weekend.

    Prayers directed at NYC.

  84. Princess Sam
    8:40 pm on January 11th, 2013

    I, Dr. Sam, say if YSAS splorts again he should go to urgent care. ERs have to do triage and he will be at the tail end of people being seen. Urgent care can do the tests to see what bad bacteria has been left in him.

  85. Luna
    8:56 pm on January 11th, 2013

    We, and I’m not saying how, find ourselves in an ambulance near SO’s house just in case. I’m driving because I can see over the steering wheel.

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:19 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Convenient!… Very conveniently “..not saying how..” you guys managed to confiscate an ambulance without causing any suspicions…heh!…That definitely is a story for another time…snort!

  87. Kat
    9:23 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Luna, did you see tha French Fry place? Can we go there?

  88. Oleyahowlers
    9:26 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Luna, if you drop our Kat off, could you please call Mom’s cellphone so she kows to go outside to get her? In the meantime, Nighty Tottellinis everybody.

  89. Princess Sam
    9:35 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Kat can sleep over with me.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Party!….At Sammie’s house!!!….Wooooooo!

  91. Barb & Maggie
    10:12 pm on January 11th, 2013

    We are saying Nighty Noodle. Hope we are leaving YSAS in good hands.

    Josh came over and painted the 12′ high wall in the living/dining room area. It looks great. Barb bought pizza. If any of you have a Papa Murphy’s near you, the chicken, artichoke, bacon, spinach, was to die for!

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:20 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Pizza!…Again Barb!…snort!…That’s some diet you are on, holy moly!…grunt!

  93. Staff
    10:42 pm on January 11th, 2013

    We had Chinese tonight. The Turtleman’s wife picked it up. It was yummers also.

    Nighty rice noodles y’all.

    here is a picture to motivate you overnight.

    These kids want some BOO-T!

  94. Staff
    10:44 pm on January 11th, 2013

    OOps, Maybe I wasn’t supposed to put that up. I am sure the blog police will catch it.

    nighty night again.

  95. Luna
    11:12 pm on January 11th, 2013

    So far, the evening has been uneventful as far as YSAS Watch 2013. We’ve managed to keep occupied. First, with the trip to get french fries. After we licked the salt off of our paws, Belle Starr said that she thought the ambulance was too understated and wondered how anyone would know we meant business if there was a YSAS emergency. We all agreed. She suggested bedazzling it. We all agreed. Now, the boring red and white amublance is now covered in pink sparkles and the lights have been changed to match. It looks great. You know what else looks great? Me in my EMT hat—also bedazzled.

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:16 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Bedazzled!…What’s bedazzled?…snort!…Does it involve a glue-gun?…heh!

  97. Luna
    11:26 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Rio: It can, but it didn’t this time. We got some stick and pres sparkles in bulk after the french fries and before the ice cream.

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:34 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Icecream!…I’m having a hard time swallowing all this…grunt!…Aren’t you guys supposed to be At-The-Ready to transport Clarkson to Urgent Care if need be?…sniff!…Sounds like all you’ve been doing is eating fast food and decorating…grump!

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:37 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Stomach!…Well my friend is having her own stomach issues tonight, so we are going up to bed and hopefully it will be an uneventful night…wheeze!

  100. Luna
    11:39 pm on January 11th, 2013

    Rio: Once it became clear YSAS wasn’t going to stay in the hospital and our access to Jello would be limited, I knew I had to make a decision in the field to get provisions. It could be a long night. This all happened while YSAS was in transport to SO’s home. Make no mistake, if YSAS is in trouble, we are all business.

  101. Luna
    11:42 pm on January 11th, 2013

    My mama has been sick to her stomach today, too. Maybe there is a blog bug going around. She better disinfect the keyboard.

    Night all youse.

  102. Macy the min-pin
    12:43 am on January 12th, 2013

    My mom must disinfect the keyboard also.

    Real paramedics do a lot of waiting around and eating also, according to Dad.

    Nightly noodles from soon to be very frosty Texas. Looks like Mr. Husky got some cold, too.

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