Sixth Mention Of The Teitelbaum Divorce

“Got much goin’ on these days?” Luxton said.

“How do you mean?” said Bernie.


“We’re pretty busy.”

We were? First I’d heard of it. Hadn’t done a stitch of work since the Big Bear Wilderness Camp Case, for which we’d been paid, yes, and plus there’d been the bonus of that gold nugget, now at Mr. Singh’s on account of some tax bill coming due, not something I’m clear on and neither was Bernie although he finally gave up on getting an explanation and just cut the check; which bounced, so he cut another one. In short, our finances were a mess. There hadn’t even been any divorce work, which we hated, me and Bernie, but took when nothing else – mostly meaning missing persons cases, our specialty – came along. The Teitelbaum divorce! Mrs. Teitelbaum at the wheel of that fork lift, crushing Mr. Teitelbaum’s classic car collection! And what he did to her boyfriend right after that! Only it wasn’t her boyfriend! I gave myself a good shake. Meanwhile that Luxton dude was talking again.

– From A Fistful of Collars.


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95 Responses to “Sixth Mention Of The Teitelbaum Divorce”

  1. Melanie
    8:24 am on January 23rd, 2013

    Good Morning All!
    The sun has come up over the hills and into our valley. We have heated up to -1 degrees. Wind chill is only -17.

    Now I don’t know if I want a backhoe, bulldozer or a forklift. Pondering . .

  2. OleyHowlers
    8:30 am on January 23rd, 2013

    Good morning, Melanie and all. Winter has hit here with a bang. And of course, our internet provider has messed up their web hosting server again so our weather page is not up to date.
    Today, we are having our chimney liner/extended for our new wood stove in our summer/winter kitchen/tavern! That is the little building that is connected to our house that we hang out in when the weather is bad in summer, and which we will now be able to hang out in when the weather is too cold (for the rents, that is).
    We really want to read the entire story of the Teitelbaum divorce now. These scraps have us wanting more more more!

  3. B. Stover
    8:49 am on January 23rd, 2013

    Perhaps we’ll get more of the Teitelbaum divorce case in the next e-story.

    Good morning all.

  4. OleyHowlers
    9:08 am on January 23rd, 2013

    That divorce must have been a doozie! Sort of like that movie…what was it called “War of the Roses” ??

    Mom feels guilty about those poor guys working on that roof in this cold.

  5. Mollypop's Mom
    9:44 am on January 23rd, 2013

    Look who’s out in the below zero weather. Maybe Tyb wants to run in the Iditarod.

  6. Redbone Hound
    9:52 am on January 23rd, 2013

    Miz Melanie – why would y’all want a piece of heavy equipment? Ah would think that in that there kind of weather, you might be wantin a heavy coat, boots, an a warm, furry hat!

    -17 degrees? Ah feel the need to curl up under mah magnolia bush and listen to the bees a buzzin’ (y’all Northerners are jest plumb crazy)

  7. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:52 am on January 23rd, 2013

    Teitelbaum!…snort!heh!snort!…If I laughed I would laugh everytime I read about the Teitelbaums…chorkel!

  8. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:54 am on January 23rd, 2013

    Brother!..Redbone! Fancy meeting you first thing in the morning…heh!..I thought you slept in till 9:00pm each day…snort!

  9. Melanie
    9:57 am on January 23rd, 2013

    TYB is looking good. A bit cold, but good.

    Well, I declare, it’s Mr. Redbone Hound. I do have to say that I wouldn’t get very far if I was running a heavy piece of equipment right now without that outwear of which you speak.

    At this point I have a hankering for my neighbor’s snow blower. It’s a tractor that has a compartment, heated or air-conditioned for the two legged to ride in. A lawn mower in the summer and a snow blower in the winter.

  10. Barb & Maggie
    10:09 am on January 23rd, 2013

    Good norning all. Barb slept in after her kid-filled day yesterday. Now has to get ready to head over to the hospital for the pre-regristration.

    Getting a littlr snow here and still “Wicked cold”.

  11. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:19 am on January 23rd, 2013


    Donation!…The Feed The Giant campaign got a donation from a Lurker!!!…Wooooo!…Alas, she did not win the second prize. But someone will if youse guys and youse lurkers keep those donations trickling in…snort!snort!

  12. Staff
    10:41 am on January 23rd, 2013

    Wow! A donation from a lurker. Way to go Rio.

    A while ago Spence asked if we wanted to read about Chet’s early life or about something else. I vote for the Teitelbaum’s divorce.
    I really think reading about Chet’s early life will be a very sad book. I think I prefer farce. The Teitelbaum story sounds like it fits the bill.

    I bet Melanie wants the heavy equipment to help with cleaning up after the Newfies.

  13. Mollypop's Mom
    10:50 am on January 23rd, 2013

    For those of you who are missing baseball and don’t want to root for the Buffalo Sibers, there’s a new baseball book just out – Francona:The Red Sox Years.

  14. Princess Sam
    10:52 am on January 23rd, 2013

    Cleaning up after the Newfies. Poopcicles. Ha ha. I crack myself up sometimes.

  15. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:10 am on January 23rd, 2013

    Baseball!…I’m missing baseball, but I am not missing the Red Sox…grunt!

  16. OleyHowlers
    11:45 am on January 23rd, 2013

    We agree with Staff about the next e-story.

  17. Masquers
    11:47 am on January 23rd, 2013

    Poopsicles! Sammie you’re so funny.
    Tyb looking good as always, but what’s that look? Reminding me of Lady the other day.
    I miss Ingrid.

  18. Masquers
    11:48 am on January 23rd, 2013

    Isn’t the next Robbie book due out soon?

  19. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:50 am on January 23rd, 2013

    Maskers!…I was thinking about Ingrid this morning too!…snort!

  20. OleyHowlers
    11:55 am on January 23rd, 2013

    Somebody asked about sponsored dogs yesterday. We are sponsoring 5 dogs so far this year (same # as last year). It would be great to increase the number, but we also need to Shake Those Booties and Feed The Giant.
    The Snowhook dogs sponsored so far in 2013 by us Plunderers are:
    Rio Junior

  21. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:01 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Junior! … I can’t wait to hear how he does in the race this weekend…snort!snort!…Howlers can you put up the link to that race again??…sniff!

  22. OleyHowlers
    12:07 pm on January 23rd, 2013
  23. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:09 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Yeep!…I hope the Giant can get everything done without Rebecca…snort!…Today is the V-E-T check and the Drop Bags are due …sniff!… Do those guys have another Handler besides of course Rebecca?

  24. Siber-H
    12:11 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Whatever subject Spence chooses for the e-story, I am sure I will like it.

    Oh Dog, That email, “Dogs who work in offices,” is so funny. The expressions on those two Sibers’ faces is beyond hysterical. Thanks guys, whichever one of you sent it.

    Isn’t the next Robbie book out in June?

  25. SnowBella
    12:27 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Rio: I am Snowhook’s handler this season. It means more work for both of us, but is a lot less stressful.

    I am waiting to board the plane and head to the village.

    Tyb looks great as always.

  26. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:30 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Stressful!…How can it be less stressful if it is more work?…grunt!…How are you feeling today Rebecca?….sniff!

  27. OleyHowlers
    12:32 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Bella, why is it less stressful?

  28. SnowBella
    12:38 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    I should have said it is less stressful in some respects. I am stresses about coordinating care for the dogs when I go to Nome to meet AJ and we really have to coordinate our schedules especially my travel schedule. It may mean more work including doing chores when I’ve come home from traveling if AJ is on the trail. It means I’m scooping poop and cutting up meat. Yet, it is less stressful in that AJ knows how each member of his race team is being trained, he doesn’t have to split up the team so a handler can run dogs, the kennel is getting cleaned twice a day, and cleaned well, etc.

  29. SnowBella
    12:41 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Rio: I feel loopy today because of the cold medicine I took last night. Blah! My throat is sore, but nothing like Jasper’s mom. I am just tryin to make it through Friday.

  30. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:43 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Handler!….Sounds to me like the other Handler wasn’t doing a very good job…grunt!…Only Rebecca is too nice to come out and say that…heh!

  31. BearSpiritDog
    12:45 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    SnowBella: Check your SDD before you leave.
    Have a Good Trip!

  32. OleyHowlers
    12:47 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Rio: heh heh heh

    Bee, did you know that today is National Pie Day? Baseball!

  33. BearSpiritDog
    12:52 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    B: How about some of that PeeCon Pie to celebrate the occasion?

  34. B. Stover
    12:55 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Good grief! It really is National Pie Day. I thought the Howlers were just making it up.

    I’m making soup.

  35. OleyHowlers
    1:06 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Us???? Making something up???? Hey, we resemble that remark!

  36. B. Stover
    1:09 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Okay Bear. Paaaacaaan pie coming up.

  37. BearSpiritDog
    1:16 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Thank you so much, B! You made my day.

  38. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:47 pm on January 23rd, 2013
  39. Princess Sam
    2:35 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    B., do you have any gluten free pie for Melanie and Molly’s Mom? I don’t think Melanie talked about baseball but Molly’s Mom did.

  40. BearSpiritDog
    2:42 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Rio: Visuals are Good!

  41. Barb & Maggie
    2:51 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    We think the new Robbie book is coming in May.

    The lady at the hospital scheduling office asked Barb which HIP she was having replaced. Yeep! She has to make triple sure she does not wake up from surgery with a new hip instead of a knee!

    Want to make a comment on the season’s final Parenthood last night, but not till we get an OK.

    Light snow coming down here.

    Barb is now off to get her wonderfluffing. Sooo much to do to prepare for a month of disability.

  42. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:55 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Barb!…I’ve been informed that we will watch the Parenthood finale(sob!) tonight….grunt!…I hope it is coming back for another season…sniff!

  43. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:56 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Barb!…So I forgot to say, this means no commenting on it till later after I’ve seen it…wheeze!

  44. B. Stover
    3:08 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Sam: I’ve made several pies gluten-free.

  45. Staff
    4:03 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Barb. I’ve always believed that you should write a little note. “Not this knee” on your leg. You could also put a little note on your hips. “Not the hip, the KNEE”

    If I ever have to go in for another problem I will write Transplanted Kidney with an arrow across my tummy. Heh.

  46. Staff
    4:03 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Use Sharpies.

  47. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:16 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Can somebody please send that email to

    Mom says she is ready for a good laugh!!

  48. Buddy
    4:19 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Get this. I have a cold. I have been sneezing a LOT. So Mommy picked today, the coldest day of the year, to cart me off to the v-e-t.
    Wish me luck. Wish for her car not to start.

  49. Staff
    4:28 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Wolfie, check your SDD.

  50. BearSpiritDog
    4:30 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Wolfie: Sending now.

  51. BearSpiritDog
    4:31 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Staff beat me to it.

  52. Masquers
    4:41 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Barb: Such a mistake could never happen under the watchful eyes of the S-Team. You will have the best of care with the Smoochers on the job.
    Buddy: Report back as soon as you are able.
    Bella: The check(s) are in the mail. Heh.

  53. Siber-H
    5:16 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Buddy, I am glad your mom is getting you to the vet sooner rather than later. The vet will get you fixed up (with pills probably)

  54. Barb & Maggie
    5:21 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Thanks S-Team. Bite them on the hand if they go after the wrong spot! 6:00 a.m. Tuesday Barb has to be there.

    Lisa, care giver lady is coming over for final meeting this weekend. Now Barb wants to interview for a cleaning person. What a lazy bum!

    Rio, We will not make any comments till you watch the show. It was a really good one. We hope they are back for season 5 also!
    BTW, why is on there on Wed. night, and here Tuesday night? Aren’t shows broadcasted across the whole US on the same night?

  55. Wose
    5:35 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Buddy, I feel your pain! I am fighting off some kind of nasty bug right now…I CAN NOT GET SICK NOW. Prof and I are a month away from Alaska ( and many, many pictures of Junior). I will swipe some Airborne from the busy place tomorrow.

  56. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:42 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Prime-time!…We here usually do not watch shows on network tv…snort!…Too many commercials. We watch the ones we want later ON DEMAND…grunt!…This is the last time I am going to explain this…gruffle!

  57. Staff
    5:50 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    the luminaries in the front of our house. They are like octagon towers

  58. Melanie
    5:51 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Please send email to my SDD. Need a good laugh!

    Wose, tis better to be sick now rather than in Alaska.

    I like Chet The Dog’s Raven.

    Going to rest now.

  59. Staff
    5:53 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    The luminaries out the back kitchen window are globes. This one has a funny spot on the top where there wasn’t enough water in the balloon. You have to drill the chimney hole in the top. I used Dad’s old hand drill and a 1-1/2 inch spade bit. There are a couple of other globes grouped near it but I got a lot of screen showing in that picture so it didn’t make the cut.

  60. Alice M. Johnson
    5:56 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    If you clik on the pictures they show up better.

  61. Siber-H
    6:02 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Those are prettier than the luminaries in the brown paper sacks we have here…much prettier.
    sniff, Ice luminaries would never work in the desert.

  62. Siber-H
    6:04 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Those are much prettier than the luminaries in the brown paper sacks we have here…much prettier.
    sniff, Ice luminaries would never work in the desert.

  63. Siber-H
    6:05 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    I don’t know how that happened. I am innocent.

  64. Melanie
    6:05 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Staff, I love Maggie’s luminaries.

    Forgot to say. Went to see Zoë. She’s crying a lot. I told her not only is she sad because their Anniversary, she is also coming off of those nasty drugs. She is doing great otherwise. With it mentally and physically.

    Then, I came home and a certain delivery company has DUMPED 2 60 pound boxes in the middle of the fricking driveway! “Team Lift” Yeah, right. I used a dolly and my can to get them in the garage. I called our friend who does the grooming (she was coming over to help with Ellie) what happened and she and her husband came over and got them in the house. He put together one chair as we did Ellie.

    Resting now.

  65. Melanie
    6:09 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    One more thing . .

    BARB! Mark your body. Use the sharpie!

    Dan had a hernia operation and they did the wrong side!

  66. Masquers
    6:14 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Apologies from BSD. Somehow the email didn’t get sent out to everyone on the Plunderer list. Anyone else who didn’t get it please let him know.
    Melanie: Check your SDD when you come back.

  67. Wose
    7:02 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Forgot…Tyb, do you ever take a bad pitcher? You are quite handsome!

  68. dawson
    8:02 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Allright! SiberH: Is that your first ever double Dawson?

    Wose: I drew another name out of the hat and guess what? It is you! You are the lucky winner of…a little prize. It will get to you before you leave to go North to Alaska! (I tried to put a link to the Johnny Horton song here.)

    Buddy: Did the car start? Did you have to go to the vet?

  69. Macy the min-pin
    8:05 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Do you guys leave tips for your “staff” who clean for you? Mom was washing the bedding in Annie’s kennel and there was a dollar there for her. Annie does not usually tip. In fact, about 5 cents worth of the bill was missing. Taxes?

    Exciting day at mom’s school. A drunk hit a power pole in front of the school, leaving it without power for over an hour. The power came back just before school let out. Also, a kid fell off the monkey bars, and depending on which “reliable source” aka kid you believe, broke his leg, both legs, back and/or neck. Anyway, the ambulance came which caused plenty of excitement. AND it was a testing day. Mom was glad the hubbub died down before she got there, but getting home was a challenge, as most of the streets were blocked off due to downed power lines.

  70. dawson
    8:09 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Staff: The luminaries are lovely. I, too, have been making luminaries. Then, the great melt happened a week ago so I am making more. Then it got really cold and I let one stay out to freeze solid so the mold cracked. 🙁

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:10 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Buddy!…I bet he has a cone on his head…heh!heh!

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:11 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Tips!…Beau and I never leave monetary tips…sniff!…We do like getting steak tips though…sniff!

  73. Basil and Sage
    8:21 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Heheh – Macy – we always leave Daddy lots of “tips” in our litterbox. Heh heh

    Staff – we might have missed it – those dam Corgis take over the computer so often, we miss whole weeks at a time. But we really like the luminaries. Did you ever tell us how to make them? Could you?

    So – Mama and Daddy took off at 8 this morning to go to northern Vermont to see a supplier/friend of theirs. This guy has a warehouse full of stone beads and glass beads and tools for making jewelry and all kinds of shiny, sparkly goodies. It took them over three hours to get there – then they wandered around the warehouse for about four hours, and then drove home. We didn’t pay any attention to them be8ing gone,but those wimpy Corgis just sat by the door all day, waiting for them to come home.
    Now Mama is just sitting at her work table, playing with all her new, sparkly, shiny goodies. Eat your heart out, Belle Starr!

  74. Buddy
    8:45 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    I am still alive. Mommy’s car started, and out into the cold I went. Luckily, someone pulled the car down the yard right to the door, so I didn’t get too cold. The v-e-t was a nice man, but then somebody stuck a needle in me. To add insult to injury, Mommy and Daddy shot a pill down my throat, followed by water, after I returned home. I’ve been recovering on Mommy’s chair ever since. The rest of my family was sitting down in their tavern room trying to pretend they were warm by the new wood stove. The things some of us guys have to go through,,,I tell you…it’s just so unfair.

  75. Masquers
    8:49 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Buddy get some rest. You’ll feel better in the morning.

  76. Kat
    9:00 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Barb, I put Tuesday 6:00 on my new calendar. I will be there and if anybody tries to take out a hip or the wrong knee, I will bite them. Which knee is the right knee, by the way?

  77. Basil and Sage
    9:00 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Buddy – been there, had that. Only we got a liquid medicine that tasted and smelled like old sardines. Yummers!
    But don’t worry – you will feel better soon.

  78. OleyHowlers
    9:02 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Luna, you’d better pick up Kat on Tuesday. She is still a bit geographically challenged.

    Staff, those luminaires are awesome. They look nothing like the ones we see around here. What a very great tribute to Maggie.

  79. OleyHowlers
    9:06 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    We need to reboot our router, so we’ll say goodnight. Goodnight.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Worry-wart!…I’m worried about my friends Rose and Rebecca…grunt!…Both of them guys are fighting off bad bad bad germlins…grump!…I hope they win the battles because they both need to be good and strong for the upcoming race(s)…sniff!sneeze! ….Amazingly, my friend is not sick even though she is surrounded by sickliness day in and day out…wheeze!…One person who sits near to her at the busy-screwed-up place has been coughing for 3 weeks now…wuffle!

  81. Barb & Maggie
    9:46 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Kat, The right kneee is the left knee. That makes sense, right? or left?

    Rio, tell your friend to wear a mask to work. They have them for free at all the medical places Barb has been going to (sorry Bee).

    Night all.

  82. Basil and Sage
    9:47 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Rio -maybe Pug farts make her immune to anything short of a nuclear meltdown….

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Barb!…Parenthood sucked!…snort!…I hate how they tidy all the loose ends up just in case the show gets dumped…sniff!…At least that is what it feels like. Except for the english teacher and the stupid ass dumb sister who falls for Hank…grump!…what the hell?

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Barb!…Oh! the best part was the two highschool kids who get into their colleges…sob!…Now that as wonderful…snuffle!

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Pug-farts!….There you go! They should be bottled and sold as medicine…heh!heh!…I like it. Where do I sign the patent???…hmmm?

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:24 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Idol!…I was put-off by the strange little one who is a judge this season, the one with weird hair-doos….heh!..This is the second time I’ve watched the Auditions this season and she gives everyone a “nickname”…chorkel!…I am really enjoying that about her and I am actually warming up to her now…sniff!…The nicknames are hilarious sometimes!…heh!…And she is very nice to all the losers…sniff!

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:25 pm on January 23rd, 2013


  88. Basil and Sage
    10:38 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Maybe it was the mention of the pug-farts that scared everyone else away.

  89. Tupper and Gilly
    10:39 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Rio – sorry about those Wrotten Kats. Now you see what we have to live with, day in and day out. Every day. 24/7
    We deserve a medal.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:59 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Whatever!…grunt!…Kats do not bother me…sniff!…Now Beau is another story…heh!…He has become the official Kat-Watcher and Chaser-Away guy. He watches all day and when he sees one on our driveway he goes ballistic….snort!

  91. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:03 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Kat-Watch!…Beau leaps off the chair in the living room and races through the kitchen sliding sliding sliding and then ramming into the wall, then zooming through the dining room to the back door…heh!…This is Kat-Watch!….wooooo!

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:09 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Kat-Watch!…Back door opens and Beau zooms across the patio just missing the big trash can and zip zip zipping through the woodchips and around the corner then whizzing to the front gate…wheeze!…There he stands sniff sniffling for the Kat who has been Watched….heh!…Usually they are standing there having a bit of food from the bowls her mother sets out for them….Kat-Watch!!

  93. Tupper and Gilly
    11:19 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Rio – we don’t have to do Kat-Watch around here. Too many coyotes, so everyone has indoor only Kats. Good for them. We don’t need no stinking Kats loose around here. We have enough to do with herding the bears and the deer and the rabbits and the fuzzbutts.
    You should see the rabbit that is hanging out in our front yard. He’s HUGE! We have named him Harvey, cuz he must be about 6 feet tall.

  94. Tupper and Gilly
    11:23 pm on January 23rd, 2013

    Oh well, Mama says she is toast. And she has to be up early tomorrow for stoopid doctors.
    Good night Rio
    Good night Lurkers
    Good Day Liz

  95. Macy the min-pin
    12:48 am on January 24th, 2013

    Good night John Boy.

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