Shout Out To Momo (Revised)

“Just learned a word of Japanese,” Bernie says.

Japanese? All I know is we once worked a case where a chef at Cafe Sayanora was stealing some kind of rare fish. We found the fish, but too late: I knew that from a block away.

“Momo’s the word,” Bernie says. “It means Peach. And a dog named Momo has just qualified as a police dog in the western prefecture of Nara. The kicker is that Momo’s a Chihuahua, weighing six pounds and change.”

Whoa. Do I like hearing that? Not one bit. Do I need to explain why? I guess I’ll just go lie down, maybe behind the couch.

“Hey, Chet – how does a chew strip sound?”

What kind of a question is that?

“Easy, big guy.”

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94 Responses to “Shout Out To Momo (Revised)”

  1. dawson
    4:36 am on November 19th, 2010

    Chet: Not making the final cut to be a police dog was a blessing in disguise. Bernie needs you, don't forget.

  2. Mollypop
    4:42 am on November 19th, 2010

    I'm confused – Is the dog Momo or Moma – or the Museum of Modern Art?

  3. B.Stover
    4:50 am on November 19th, 2010

    Chet, you are the best.

    What happened to Hobbes?

  4. dawson
    4:52 am on November 19th, 2010

    Mollypop: If Momo can make the squad then there is hope for little Sam.

  5. dawson
    5:11 am on November 19th, 2010

    Hobbes is with Colonel Bob and Astrid.

  6. dawson
    5:12 am on November 19th, 2010

    B.Stover: Good morning – how're the lungs feeling today?

  7. dawson
    5:14 am on November 19th, 2010

    And Mollypop: Your mom's leg all better so she's ready to hit the slopes?

  8. Sam
    5:18 am on November 19th, 2010

    Dawson, yes , yes, yes. I weigh 6 pounds just like Momo. I think I could be trained to be a police dog. Oh boy, I'm going to talk to Mom about this.

  9. B.Stover
    5:20 am on November 19th, 2010

    Hi Dawson. I'm feeling better today. You have more receipts to deal with today right?

    Hi Mollypop.

  10. Melanie
    5:28 am on November 19th, 2010

    Chet: Sometimes going behind the couch is a good idea. I'm glad Bernie understood and you got a treat.

    I know that Japan is very crowded in places but a Chihuahua? I guess he could trip the perp. In the subways he'd be able to get through the riders quickly. I find Chihuahua's to be nervous. An owner stuck on in my arms for some reason. Now I SMELL (hopefully only to dogs) like BIG DOGS! And that Chihuahua took one whiff of me and peed all over me.

    Maybe that's what he's been trained to do with the perps?

  11. dawson
    5:45 am on November 19th, 2010

    Melanie: That's funny. I would like to see some video of what this chihuahua can do because I just can't picture her taking down a perp. Maybe she's a specialist – like a dog that smells drugs or bed bugs.

    Incidentally, Rio: Bedbug sniffing dogs have made it into the Doonesbury comic strip.

  12. Mollypop
    5:47 am on November 19th, 2010

    Dawson – Mom's leg is better from the bug bite she got when they were in Wash. D.C., but her knee is another story. She had surgery last year and now is finally going to take care of it. She told the Safety Patrol guys that she was not going to ski on weekends. She's not a spring chicken any more.

  13. Mollypop
    5:54 am on November 19th, 2010

    B. – That's great that you're finally feeling better. It looks like that sinus infection that never went away caused all this. You should feel better than ever when this is all over.

  14. Mollypop
    6:00 am on November 19th, 2010

    Now little Sam is all excited about becoming a police dog. My Mom got her a pink snuggie last year so they could pin her badge right on the snuggie.

    Sam would be good at sniffing things out. When we go to her house, Mom carries a couple of light bags. If Mom forgets to keep them zipped up, Sam crawls right inside the bags. Last year Sam chewed up Mom's $90 Carrera ski goggles that were in a case and then in her bag. Sam worked very hard – she had to drag things out of the bag before she could get to the goggles.

  15. dawson
    6:07 am on November 19th, 2010

    Mollypop: Leave the weekends for the youngsters and the tourists.

    Melanie: Maybe Momo is a specialist. The urinating offense to get the perp off guard.

    Dad and I went through the checks, banks and visa receipts and only have the cash and "other" stacks to finish. Today is grocery shopping day and Dad is still sleeping so…I'm cleaning out another cupboard and just found 5 chocolate bars that slipped behind some spice jars.

  16. Riö - The Evil
    6:07 am on November 19th, 2010

    Momo!… Apparently, she passed the test by finding a "trapped" victim of a simulated natural disaster in less than five minutes…snort!… having only sniffed his hat moments earlier….sniff!…I’m pretty sure Chet could do that too. I wonder how she behaves around Kats….grunt!

    Twins!… Did you guys hear about the twins from Australia that came all the way to my state to commit suicide?….grunt!…One did and one didn’t’…..bizarre! sniff!

  17. Melanie
    6:18 am on November 19th, 2010

    MollyPop: Who on earth wants to be a spring chicken? They eat those, don't they?

    Dawson: Zoë says when you are done there, you can come here and help clean!

    Riö: I hadn't thought about how light Momo is. S/he could climb in areas that Chet and the Pack couldn't get to because of their weight. Of course, here that would be known as Search and Rescue.

    ALSO: Heard about Bedbugs on NPR last night. Bugsy and his owner earn $400 an hour! If they go into a "highfalutin" office or condo, Bugsy is hidden in a bag or comes in at night.

  18. Riö - The Evil
    6:20 am on November 19th, 2010

    Bugsy!…Heh!snort!heh!… What a great name…snort!

  19. dawson
    6:21 am on November 19th, 2010

    Rio: Dog sniffing bedbugs have made it into the Doonesbury comic strip today.

  20. Mollypop
    6:23 am on November 19th, 2010

    Melanie – I think Rio is raking in that kind of money from his bedbug business – after Rockie gets his cut of course.

    Come to think of it, Rio does quite well for a dog who isn't allowed to leave his yard.

  21. Riö - The Evil
    6:27 am on November 19th, 2010

    Sad!…. I copied this from a news page…grunt!

    “You might remember the story from February: Three dogs growled and confronted a suicide bomber as he entered American military barracks in Afghanistan. The bomb exploded and killed one of the dogs. But their bravery saved American soldiers.

    In July, Target and Rufus were flown from Afghanistan to the U.S., where they were lauded as heroes and even landed an appearance on Oprah.

    Target, a yellow shepherd mix with a gentle face, went on to live with Sgt. Terry Young in Arizona, but a happy ending wasn't meant to be: Target escaped from the family's yard, was captured by animal control and was euthanized by accident.”… growl!

    Heros!…Rufus is on the left and Target is on the Right…sniff!

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1290183996-Rufus_Target.jpg[/img]

  22. dawson
    6:27 am on November 19th, 2010

    1) Stoneground Organic Chocolate 70% dark,

    2) Stoneground Organic Chocolate 80% dark,

    3) Passion Fruit and Tangerine white and dark chocolate,

    4) Venezuela 91% dark chocolate and

    5) Finest bittersweet chocolate for culinary use.

    Hmmmmm. Sounds healthy!

  23. B.Stover
    6:37 am on November 19th, 2010

    I have a problem with a princess being a police dog.

  24. Melanie
    6:51 am on November 19th, 2010

    Dawson: Are these the candy bars you found? Yum.

    Riö: Jesse, our go to guy, has watched a couple of shows on the Military Channel about dogs. One was called "Dogs At War" which had to do, mostly, with WWII and the dogs in the Pacific area. The last one, called "No Dog Left Behind" had to do with the dogs in Iraq. He said it was very good but had not been able to watch the end. I told him to let me know how they ended before I watch them. Don't like it when the dog gets hurt.

    So Sad. To be so brave and then to end up being killed "by accident".

  25. Alice Johnson
    7:17 am on November 19th, 2010

    Hmmmm. I weigh just over 7 pounds. I wonder if they need a police Kat?

  26. Riö - The Evil
    7:22 am on November 19th, 2010

    Alice!…It would require a lot of Work…grunt!….I don’t think you fit the mold…heh!

  27. Alice Johnson
    7:40 am on November 19th, 2010

    Well, I would have to have my afternoon nap every day. (It lasts from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

  28. Melanie
    7:41 am on November 19th, 2010

    Riö: I think Alice would be great! As long as those she was searching for had her ocean treats.

  29. Sam
    7:44 am on November 19th, 2010

    B, I can too be a princess and a police dog.

    I am The Princess and, as you know from the book, she is spunky. I can sniff out lots of stuff. If I get dirty, they just send me to the groomer anyway. Lots of Wonder Fluff. Also, from the book, I learned how Princess bites Chet in the ankles, which I practice on Molly all the time now. I would love to sink my teeth into a perp's ankles.

  30. B.Stover
    8:13 am on November 19th, 2010

    Sam: But Princess in THAT was under duress when she performed her ankle-nipping. She was spunky and very intelligent. She went back to being the Princess show dog in the end because that was HER job.

  31. Mollie (a black pood
    8:28 am on November 19th, 2010

    If anyone watched the Mentalist, what did the guy in the hospital bed say? No one I know could figure it out. That is so sad about Target. Those dogs are so brave. I love the Doonesbury strip. Rocky could help with the bed bugs I am sure.

  32. Sam
    8:39 am on November 19th, 2010

    B, do you mean that I have been nipping Molly all this time for nothing?

  33. B.Stover
    9:04 am on November 19th, 2010

    Sam: Yes. What did you gain from nipping Molly?

    Mollie: I watched Mentalist last night and couldn't hear what he said either. I was all set to put it in reverse and replay it when I realized I was watching "live" tv.

  34. bluecat
    9:20 am on November 19th, 2010

    Sam and Alice – you are teeny, tiny. I weigh 11 pounds and I'm a lap cat and my staff is good with that, but sometimes they stagger when they finally get up.

    Alice – we have the same napping hours. Imagine that! Must be a Kat thing.

  35. Sam
    10:00 am on November 19th, 2010

    B, it was fun nipping Molly. She steals my toys, you know.

  36. Riö - The Evil
    10:12 am on November 19th, 2010

    Sammie ABP….snort!….Ankle Biter Princess…chorkle!

  37. B.Stover
    10:14 am on November 19th, 2010

    Sam: And even a princess must defend her toys.

  38. Riö - The Evil
    10:14 am on November 19th, 2010

    Lap!…I’m not allowed on someone’s lap….sneeze!…She says her legs will fall asleep, so I am banned from the lap…grunt!

  39. Lexi
    10:35 am on November 19th, 2010

    Wow. I never knew a Chihuahua can become a police dog. Dang. Does that mean that I qualify, too? :)

  40. Riö - The Evil
    10:39 am on November 19th, 2010

    Lexi!… What are your skills?….snort!… I mean besides doing Bobs, of course….heh!

  41. Melanie
    10:51 am on November 19th, 2010

    Riö: If 168 pounds of Franklin can sit on Zoë's lap, you should be able to sit on your friend's! Maybe she is not remembering that you have lost weight.

    Lexi: A Police Princess Dog needs only her "keen fashion sense". (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, movie)

  42. Riö - The Evil
    11:26 am on November 19th, 2010

    Melanie!…Does Franklin fart a lot?….snort!…This may be the reason Zoe can stand 147 more pounds on her lap than my friend can…..sniff!

  43. Riö - The Evil
    12:07 pm on November 19th, 2010

    SiberH!… I wonder how everything is going for Siberh’s family….snuffle! … I hope he shows up cause I have to tell him, much to my chagrin, The Rockies traded shortstop Clint Barmes for some unknown Astros pitcher who has no control over his pitches….grunt! … We are not very happy about that dumb move!…growl! …Barmes and his family live very near to us and we never wanted to see him leave….grump!

  44. Mollypop
    12:22 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Rio – I see how your lap-sitting would have been painful before your diet and rigorous walks, but now you deserve a lap as a reward for all your hard work (which I know you didn't do willingly.)

  45. Riö - The Evil
    12:46 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Molly!… Actually, I’d rather have more food and more treats as a reward for all my hard work….grunt! …and a bowl or two of beer!…snort!

  46. Mollypop
    1:21 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Rio – This probably is not the best time to tell you that the vet says I'm 5 pounds underweight.

  47. Melanie
    1:24 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Actually, Riö, we were just talking about Franklin and Farting. The two "F"s.

    That's why Zoë likes it when his head is on her lap, it makes the rear further away!

    I am also concerned about Siber-H and family.

    As I am of Wölfie and family.

    Well, moving upstairs to the slower computer (not legacy yet, though) and put the humidifier on. Everyone I talked to day said that everyone had colds.

    Also it appears to be a VERY bad tick season right now. We've never had ticks and now 4 of the Pack have gotten them.

    Bloodsucking creatures (the ticks not the Pack)

  48. Mollypop
    2:00 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Melanie – Do you remove the ticks or does the vet have to do it? I had one and Mom didn't know it was there. It was buried in the fur in my fluffy ears. My groomer found it, removed it, and treated the bite.

  49. Melanie
    2:21 pm on November 19th, 2010

    We go ahead and do the removal and the treating afterwards. If they get infected, that's when we get the vet involved.

    Okay, I was working YSAS's web site and have created a "ponderance" for myself.

    Snicker

    When you are quoting some one who is already quoting . .

    " . . this is what she said, "and then write what she quoted", and then continue on with the quote." The set of quotes in the quote are quotation marks???

    Also where does the punctuation come in? Do I have that correct?

    I tell you being a manager just ain't easy.

    Snicker

    Speaking of grown up children with lives . . . I've been reading Rosie Gray from overseas. I hope she gets to come home for Thanksgiving. That would be nice for the family. I wonder if she's doing her whole school year there or just a semester.

    My nephew, who is so in love, that if you want to have a conversation with him you have to talk about his GF, has his GF in Spain for the semester. He can tell you to the minute when she's coming home. I found out that the people she is staying with (they have a group of students and get paid for taking them, have become very stingy with the food. You can now have a piece of fruit OR a pudding.

    People are weird.

  50. B.Stover
    2:30 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Melanie: You use single quotation marks ('……') inside double quotation marks. The double q marks show that you are quoting an original source and the single q marks inside show that what you are quoting used quotation marks as well.

  51. Siber-H
    2:54 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Thanks for your concern guys. Dad is getting along ok. They moved him from Intermediate Care today to a regular room. The new room is in the oldest part of the hospital, is tiny, and it sucks. We are hoping he will be moved into rehab soon and will be closer to us. Right now it is a 50 mile drive one-way through the heart of the city for mom. The only good part of the drive is that mom gets to see all the ducks following the Rio Grande south for the winter. The ducks use the Rio grande like an interstate.

    Got your message about Barnes, Rio. Crap! A pitcher from the Astros…Yikes! This off season news does not make the sports pages in my newspaper. I don't know why because there are a lot of Rockies fans here.

    Oh, the hospital miraculously found my Dad's prescriptions today.

    Walked in dad's room and gave them to mom…mom fainted.

  52. Riö - The Evil
    2:59 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Melanie!…Does Clarkson have his own website??….snort!…Can I see it? What’s the address?….wheeze!

    Molly!…You are under weight?…grump!…How ridiculous is that? What is the matter with you girl?…snort!…Although, as a top Agent, slender may come in handy in tricky situations…hmmm!

  53. Riö - The Evil
    3:02 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Siberh!…Good to hear from you pal!…sniff!…I’m glad things are looking up a little at least…grunt!…Are you home all alone all day like I am while this is going on?…grump!…We here are still squirming around after finding out about Barmes being traded…crap!

  54. Siber-H
    3:07 pm on November 19th, 2010

    A chihuahua would make a better police dog than a husky. We were in law enforcement in the old days pulling the Mounties over the frozen Canadian tundra and through the forest. We always got our man.

  55. B.Stover
    3:07 pm on November 19th, 2010

    SH: I'm glad things are going well. That was interesting about the ducks following the Rio Grande.

  56. Siber-H
    3:16 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Yep, Rio, I am home alone all day while mom is at the hospital. I do okay, though. I can go in and out…I spend some time inside and some time outside. I have my creative digging projects to work on in the yard. Mom is still getting me to the dog park in the morning because there is no point in her leaving real early for the hospital because of rush hour traffic and because she knows she really needs to get me to the dog park, if you get my drift.

    Rio, have you ever met Barnes? Since he lives close to you, I hope you have gotten to meet him.

  57. Staff
    3:20 pm on November 19th, 2010

    I watched geese going south this past week. Up here they follow the Red River of the North. Except for the ones over our house which must follow highways or something because we are about 30 miles west of the Red.

    There are still many thousands of them up here, but the birding experts are saying they expect most of them to leave tomorrow (like us) or as soon as the wind changes tonight.

  58. Melanie
    3:23 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Siber-H: Whew, that drive sounds familiar. Have your mom take care of herself too. Lots of hugs and kisses from you. I bet she knows just where to dig in her fingers into that nice thick coat of yours.

    Digging projects? Looking for a way to the Arctic are you?

    I'm not sure I could see a bunch of chihuahuas pulling a sled. I've seen poodles doing it. They have done one of the trails, but what would a bunch of chi dogs pull? A squirrel?

    B.Stover: Thanks.

    Riö: Yes, I'm in the middle of updating it, but you can see it if you use his acting name and then dot com.

  59. B.Stover
    3:24 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Have a good trip Staff.

  60. Riö - The Evil
    3:28 pm on November 19th, 2010

    SiberH!…Nope!…We keep our eyes out for him, but he looks like a lot of other guys around here…heh… We know people who went to school with his wife. Barmes and his wife just hang out at the same old restaurants everyone else does around here… snuff!… We don’t get out often enough to see him I guess, and now they will be moving to Houston of all places…grump! …They are Colorado natives!…sob!

  61. Mollypop
    3:31 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Siber-H – Your Mom must be exhausted. I know you are taking good care of her when she gets home and can finally get some rest.

    Rio – I am underweight because of the crap kibble my Mom feeds me. I pick at it. I only do okay when I can counter surf – then I eat as fast as I can before I get caught. Hee hee.

  62. Melanie
    3:37 pm on November 19th, 2010

    MollyPop: I leave this evening wondering how you counter surf? Do you jump on the counter? Do you put your front paws on it? Or like Franklin, just eat right off the counter without doing either?

    TTFN

  63. Mollypop
    3:50 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Melanie – I wish I could counter surf like Franklin but I'm not that big. I can get at everything with my front paws on the counter.

  64. Riö - The Evil
    4:00 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Thief!…Molly has the paws of a professional thief!…snort!…She can open bird cages with her claws and type really fast on a computer…heh!…I do feel bad that she is not being fed ENOUGH!…dammit!…This girl needs her strength in the coming months…grunt! ….Molly, have you ever tried begging?…sniff!…I could teach you a thing or two…heh!

  65. Siber-H
    4:00 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Melanie, There are many Huskies that will dig to try to get out. I am not one of them. I just dig for the fun of it. My folks don't care, but mom won't let anyone walk around in the back yard except her. She is afraid they will fall into one of my construction projects and break a leg.

  66. Siber-H
    4:03 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Molly, I bet your mom feeds you excellent quality kibble. I love my salmon kibble.

  67. Riö - The Evil
    4:13 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Starving!… I’m starving Molly, I really am, so I know what you are going through…wheeze!…You have the added pain of Lil Sammy biting at your ankles all the time…cough!… Somehow we have to help Molly!….grunt!… I need her for the next Mission… sniff!

  68. Mollypop
    4:18 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Rio – You remembered that I was able to open the bird cage. However, I did it with my teeth. I have a long pointy snoot, perfect for getting hold of the bird cage door clasp. Thanks for reminding me of that. It was the greatest thing to step on that bird's tail and take a great big slurp.

  69. Riö - The Evil
    4:27 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Awww!….The Nose and Paw techniques!…grunt!… Keep practicing your skills Ms Molly!…heh!…You will be a valuable asset to the team again…grunt!….Speaking of our team, I wonder where Wookie has been today!…snort!

  70. Riö - The Evil
    4:30 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Stover!… Have you had a chance to watch Law and Order UK? …heh!… I think it's really good, but we missed the first 3 episodes…snuff!…And we never watched one episode of the original Law and Order, so we have nothing to compare it too…grunt!

  71. B.Stover
    4:43 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Rio: Yes I watch Law and Order UK…I am right now. Next Friday, day after Thanksgiving, BBC America is having a Law and Order UK marathon starting my time at 11AM.

  72. Riö - The Evil
    4:49 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Stover!.,,,We are watching too!…heh….Ep 1.05 Buried…grunt!…We think SHE did it-not her dad…sniff!…But they are just now going to trial…snort! …Maybe we will be able to catch up on the first 3 eps during the marathon, but I doubt it..heh!

  73. Riö - The Evil
    4:54 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Stover!…Changing my mind here and I bet the mother killed the boy out of jealousy…shudder!

  74. B.Stover
    4:57 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Rio: I'm watching the one on BBC America called "Samaritan." It's the current one. I'm trying to remember "Buried."

  75. Riö - The Evil
    5:03 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Stover!….It’s the one where the little boy was killed and buried in the wall of a basement…snort!…The good friend of the boy “remembers” stuff from her childhood which leads to her older dad being tried for the murder….grunt!… I’m totally suspicious of the Mother for some reason…gulp!

  76. B.Stover
    5:03 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Did they find a boy buried in the basement….or fireplace?

  77. B.Stover
    5:04 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Okay. I remember but won't say. The episode I just watched is 1.07.

  78. B.Stover
    5:13 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Rio: Let me know what you think of it after it's finished.

    Night all.

  79. Riö - The Evil
    5:15 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Awww….Shucks!…Off the mark a ‘little’ not much…snort!…I guess Law and Order is all about the Obvious sometimes…heh!….I don’t know why I never watched the US version(s), but I really like the UK version so far…gruff! …Oh, it was a Fireplace in a basement, Stover….sniffle!

  80. Riö - The Evil
    5:16 pm on November 19th, 2010

    ….with the Hammer…grunt!.

  81. Riö - The Evil
    5:24 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Friday!…Is everyone else out having fun somewhere?…snort!…Are all the sick and wounded in bed healing up, I know the caretakers must be tired….grunt!…We’ve been there, done that .. Where is Liz, the Artist? By day the Office Worker by night the Artist!….wheeze!…She is probably out Clubbing somewhere with her friends…heh!…At least I hope so!….Liz, my friend works in an office, I think, but on the weekends she is a Certified Quiller!…woooo!… She is an artist too, but will not admit it till she gets to maybe project 5 in the beginners book of Quilling…heh!

  82. Riö - The Evil
    5:33 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Liz!…Possibly she is not Clubbing at 4pm on a Saturday afternoon…heh!…This time warp is hard to get my pug brain around sometimes…grunt!

  83. Staff
    5:35 pm on November 19th, 2010

    It is a quiet night tonight. I am packing packing packing. Alice Johnson is watching me and planning where she will hide tomorrow. She is an extremely good hider. Unfortunately for the staff. Sometimes we just have to sit down and wait for her to come out of hiding.

    Once Grandpa, Alice's personal treater, found her by going to the upstairs bathroom (where Alice's treats are kept) and starting to close the bathroom door. She just materialized in front of him and that is when we figured out that she could de-materialize at will.

    She is so special.

  84. Siber-H
    5:43 pm on November 19th, 2010

    I'm glad Alice and Abbie are going with you.

  85. Riö - The Evil
    5:45 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Lonely….At times like this, I wish I had that essay my friend wrote in college about her and her brother and her little sister to share with you guys….sniff!…Even her mother liked that one and asked if it was true….snort!…Her mother asked this question because she just recently took the time to read it…heh!…That seemed funny to my friend, because as she always suspected, her mother and father didn’t have a clue as to what their children were up to for most of their growing up years…heh!heh! …My friends files are in boxes at her mothers place because of when she was out of work and scared she would lose MY house…grump!..As if!! At the last minute a good job fell into her lap, but some of her stuff is still over there, at her mother’s place…grunt!

  86. Riö - The Evil
    5:49 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Alice!…She is an Alien!…yikes!

  87. Riö - The Evil
    5:53 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Staff!… Are you moving back to your winter home?…snort!… Where the hell will we send your Christmas Card?….grump!… Please do not forget to pack the Kats…heh!…We need them for the long winter ahead and the long wait for the next Chet and Bernie book!…grunt!…I refuse to let my Pug brain think about the so-called Pub Month of September …ack!

  88. Siber-H
    5:58 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Does snow stay on the ground at the farm all though the winter? Do the cats like to travel?

  89. Siber-H
    6:05 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Will staff return to find our questions?

  90. Siber-H
    6:18 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Mom can stay upright and awake no longer. Goodnight Friends!

    Melanie? How in the heck do you find a tiny tick on a huge Newf with all that hair? Aren't the ticks suppose to be getting frozen by now? Climate change, I guess. Since living in this state, I am the first dog mom has had that has to have the monthly Frontline treatment. Never had to worry about fleas before…climate change?

  91. Riö - The Evil
    6:18 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Siberh!…How are you doing, really?…sniff!…It’s been tough days for your family, how is everyone holding up?…grunt!..Its always a wise idea to have alternative projects to do at times like this…heh!…I like that you have your digging projects….snort!…I don’t really have a good hobby like that to release my pent up tension during stressful times…grunt…Unless you count the Art of Begging…heh!

  92. Siber-H
    6:25 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Thanks for asking, Rio, and there is a lot to be said in favor of the art of begging. We are doing fine. Mom is good at just withdrawing mentally when possible and watching a sunset or reading a book. Getting to visit with all the dogs at the dog park always helps her face the day, and, of course, first and foremost, she has ME.

  93. Riö - The Evil
    6:34 pm on November 19th, 2010

    Withdrawal! …That only works for a short time…snort!…Even though I can tell my friend is using it as a big ole crutch for a very long time now…sniffle!…She has been invited to two fun, fun, fun! Christmas Parties and she says she does not want to go….grump!… I think she should go out and buy new clothes and go to the all the parties …dammit!….But, what do I know?…sigh.

  94. Riö - The Evil
    6:53 pm on November 19th, 2010

    SiberH!….I love you and I need to say a prayer for you and your family…sniff!

    Lord of all Creation, we ask that you give strength and healing to Dad. SiberH’s life was spared because of the intervention of his loving family. Please Lord, heal his dad and bring peace to his family during this Thanksgiving holiday. They are people who give so much for so many of the lives of loving creatures you created. Please keep the whole family safe and sound, We here love and admire them and our hearts go out to you Lord for your mercy upon SiberH and his faithful father and mother….amen.

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