Sleeping Dogs And Martha Stewart

“Martha Stewart has a blog,” says Spence.

“Who’s she, again?” says Admin.

“For God’s sake,” Spence says. “Anyway, today she’s writing about a little incident with her bulldog Francesca. Martha was up early because of a Today Show gig, and as she left her place she leaned down to say goodbye to the dozing Francesca. At that moment, Francesca bolted up ‘with such force that she hit me in the face like a boxing glove hitting an opponent’s face.’ And then ‘blood gushed forth from my split lip.’ Martha was so undone that she called the cops for a ride to the hospital, completely forgetting that her driver Carlos was already waiting to take her to the city! But now she’s all patched up and everything’s fine.”

“Happy to hear that,” says Admin. “You know what they say about sleeping dogs.”

Do I? I open an eye. Spence and Admin are looking at me. I look at them.

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90 Responses to “Sleeping Dogs And Martha Stewart”

  1. B.Stover
    8:57 am on January 14th, 2011

    Three things: Admin is funny (“Who’s she, again?”). When you think of the name Francesca, do you think of a bulldog? Why is Spence reading Martha Stewart’s blog? Heh!

    Now I have to go find the origin of that expression–sleeping dogs.

  2. Tupper & Gilly
    9:41 am on January 14th, 2011

    B.Stover – after the other day when we heard about a Newfie named “Pinkie”, you wonder about a bulldog named Francesca???
    Good morning to all Plunderers. We are at the hospital in the surgical waiting room. Melanie has just been wheeled in for her surgery and they have decided to do general anesthesia, so she will be nice and silly later on. We will let you know as soon as we know how she is doing. All paws crossed.

  3. B.Stover
    9:58 am on January 14th, 2011

    Thank you T&G. I’m glad that you’re there with Melanie.
    Melanie posted early this morning on yesterday’s post.

    I don’t find the name Pinkie for a Newf incongruous. But Francesca is such a feminine name, it doesn’t seem to match a bulldog.

    Liz: Are the collage parts on the paintings depicting the personality of each dog? I’m thinking of the writing on the first picture and the lacy maze on the second. Each painting is very expressive. Thank you for showing us.

    Rio: Good job in your video. I think, though, that you must show Liz the video of you begging for cookies. (Liz: If you do make a sketch or painting of Rio, please include his tail.)

  4. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:00 am on January 14th, 2011

    Bullish!… I like the tags. ‘Biting Martha Stewart’…heh! …I wonder if Spencer is looking for some new recipes…snort! …I thought Martha owned Chow Chows…sniff!

    Tupper!… What’s general anesthesia? Does that mean Melanie will be awake during the surgery??… grunt!…I bet they regret that decision real soon…heh!

  5. Nan
    10:13 am on January 14th, 2011

    I think she was brave to go on tv with the split lip! When our daughter was three, our Belgian Sheepdog was asleep in the kitchen and our girl stumbled onto her. Well, the dog awoke startled, and bit her near her eye. She still has the scar. We explained that she had surprised Lucy and that the dog was just defending herself. Our daughter never blamed her and was never afraid of her afterwards. Her only concern was the blood on her new skirt. :<)

  6. bluecat
    10:15 am on January 14th, 2011

    Good morning, Everybody.

    T&G – being a surgical waiting room kind of friend is special. Thank you for that. And you have KATS.

    Rio – another good one.

  7. Barb & Maggie
    10:28 am on January 14th, 2011

    T & G thanks in advance for keeping us in the loop.

    Don’t know if it makes any difference, but Matha’s bulldogs are not the big bullys, they are French Bull Dog, the little ones, just a little longer legged than a Pug. She has 2 Frenchies, and I think, only one Chow left. She has had the Frenchies for several years and has them on her shows from time to time. Can’t think of the other’s name, in case anyone really cares! Martha is cray about her dogs, so she will probably be talking about it on her show. We used to watch it when it was on NBC, right after the Today show, but now it has gone to Hallmark, and we never think to watch it.

  8. Barb & Maggie
    10:36 am on January 14th, 2011

    More usless information – Sharkey is the other Frenchie’s name. More appropo apparently. According to Google, Sharkey, the white one, bit an editor in the face last year. Also, Paw Paw was her beloved Chow Chow that has gone over the Rainbow Bridge.

  9. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:51 am on January 14th, 2011

    Grunt!… My friend says she really wanted a French Bulldog….grump!… But because I was such a cute pup-squeak and runt of the litter…heh!…She ended up with Me Me Me! …snort!

  10. B.Stover
    11:02 am on January 14th, 2011

    Thanks B&M. I looked up French bulldog. S/he still doesn’t look like a Francesca to me.

  11. B.Stover
    11:04 am on January 14th, 2011

    Rio: General anesthesia means you’re unconscious throughout the procedure.

    Hi Nan.

  12. Barb & Maggie
    11:23 am on January 14th, 2011

    We were wondering, as well, why they were reading Martha’s blog. Seems atypical to us.

    Wonder how Melanie is doing.

  13. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:24 am on January 14th, 2011

    MagPie!…Have you guys been watching The Biggest Loser?…snort!….Do you think the fattest guy there will lose that load of lard that hangs down to his knees by the end of the show?….sneeze!

    Stover!…I must have been thinking of a “Local” or in Melanie’s case, a “Loco”….heh! …She’s sleeping so I can make fun of her….gruff!

  14. Tupper & Gilly
    11:44 am on January 14th, 2011

    Rio! – we’re gonna tell Melanie what you said – teehee. The waiting room here is cool – there is an electronic bulletin board that tracks each surgery by the patient’s initials. Different colored lights tell you the status of your loved one. Melanie’s light just turned blue which means she is out of surgery and in the recovery room. As soon as she is concious, they will get Mama to go sit with her while she really wakes up. We’ll let you know how she is doing. But we do know that she is gonna HURT for a while after this.
    And Hi Bluecat. Of course Mama is with Melanie – she’s her bestest friend ever! And would you like us to ship our kats to you? You can have ’em. But don’t tell Mama we said that…..

  15. Tyb
    11:58 am on January 14th, 2011

    Haven’t posted in a couple of days, so I thought I’d just check in to say hello and to wish Melanie a quick recovery.

  16. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:02 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Mr Tibbs!….Are your legs all healed up?…snort!….Are you ready for some Special Agent training in the art of Kung Pow Paw?….snort!

  17. Alice Johnson
    12:05 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Hey Basil and Sage,
    Here is a link for you. I wonder if a dog could do this????

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/13/cat-jury-duty_n_808031.html?ref=email_share

    Thanks T&G for keeping us up-to-date on Melanie’s progress.

  18. B.Stover
    12:15 pm on January 14th, 2011

    “Let sleeping dogs lie” is apparently derived from Chaucer’s poem, “Troilus and Criseyde” (Bk III, line 764): “It is nought good a slepyng hound to wake.” (That’s in Middle English.) The poem was published about 1385 and the saying became an English proverb. Today’s usage turns it around (let lie rather than don’t wake) and apparently Charles Dickens used today’s version in David Copperfield published in 1850. I haven’t been able to find how or why it changed.

  19. Tupper & Gilly
    12:16 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Yippee – Melanie is out of surgery and is wide awake. You should see the really wierd objects they pulled out of her knee. No wonder she hurt so bad. But now she can recover and get strong and go for long walks with Patsy!
    Really, she is doing so well – we never expected her to be so bright eyed and awake so soon. And she says hello and a big thank you to each and everyone of you!

  20. Siber-H
    12:20 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Spence is reading Martha Stewart’s blog??? Yark, yark, yark
    Martha Stewart and my mom are about as far apart as a dog and a cat.

  21. Tupper & Gilly
    12:21 pm on January 14th, 2011

    One of the docs just stopped by and we asked how big these objects were that they pulled out of her knee. The doc sasid they looked like smallish pearls. See! And we thought Melanie only imparted rare and precious gems with her writing. Now she is even growing her own pearls!

  22. Siber-H
    12:24 pm on January 14th, 2011

    T&G, Thank you so much for the updates on Melanie. Seems like she is doing great which makes mom and I very happy. That knee is going to feel so much better…no wonder it hurt her so.
    We are so glad that you are there with her.

  23. Barb & Maggie
    12:25 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Nice going, Melanie. You are such a trooper!

    Yes, Rio, we have been watching The Biggest Loser, or at least parts of it. We want that guy to be on there till the end, or close to it, so we can see how he looks at a normal weight. Think he is the biggest that has ever been on there. That one young girl is very likable, too. Sorry, don’t know their names. Maybe they are Sharkey and Francesca!

  24. Tyb
    12:33 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Rio,
    I’m feeling great. The legs are healed but still not pretty. I’ve got some pretty big scabs and bald spots, but everything is working fine. I was a bit bummed out after the incident and while I was on pain pills. I was so laid back that my friends were afraid that the attack had changed my personality. I went to a play day with 6 dogs that I know well and had fun, then just to be sure, my friend took me to another play session with 7 dogs that I had never met. We had a great time. I was down but not for the count, and I’m ready for anything. When do I start my training. I finish my CGC class next Thursday and can start Kung Pow Paw anytime.
    I’m glad to hear that Melanie is out of surgery and wide awake. Hurry home and heal quick. The big guys are missing you.

  25. B.Stover
    12:36 pm on January 14th, 2011

    T&G: I’m so relieved that I have tears in my eyes. Please say hi to Melanie for me.

  26. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:37 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Melanie!… Woooooo!…Wooooo!….yeep!… I hope she takes a photo of all the crap that was in her knee so she can gross us all out….heh!

    MagPie!….There are quite a few young girls on that show, which is very sad indeed….grunt!

  27. Tupper & Gilly
    12:41 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Bee – don’t cry…Melanie says hi back at ya.
    Rio – she does have pics that the doctor took and they are weird. I’m sure she will post them. eewwww.

  28. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    12:44 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Hip Hip Hooray for Melanie and for a speedy recovery! Thank you T&G for the up-to-date coverage. I know Patsy is reading this on her computer too; she can hardly wait to resume the long walks. Meanwhile my back is starting to get better, and I had two ginormous poops this morning (it’s very hard to poop with a bad back, because I have no strength in my back legs when my back is sore). My dad was ecstatic but no big deal, it is just poop (sorry, Rio, if this is TMI). Wookie the relieved one

  29. Tupper & Gilly
    12:49 pm on January 14th, 2011

    How wonderful that Wookie, Tyb, Bee and Melanie are all getting better. Maybe the year of the Rabbit is going to be a good one for all.

  30. Mollie (a black poodle)
    12:56 pm on January 14th, 2011

    I hope the year of the Rabbit will be good for all!
    So glad Melanie is out of surgery & doing fine!
    Rio: Such a cute picture of you begging!
    Why is Spence reading Martha’s blog?

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:00 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Poop!… Glad to hear it Wookie!… snort!…Very glad to hear you are feeling good enough to poop and poop again… grunt!… I hope your Pa doesn’t step in it in his over exuberance….heh!

  32. Gus and BooBear
    1:34 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Way to go, Melanie!! Glad it’s over and u can concentrate on getting better!!

    2011…starting out a little scary but getting better!!! Now, no more health issues.

    Is Dan still coming home next week?

  33. AbbietheKitty
    1:41 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Yeah Melanie,
    And thanks T&B for the updates. We all appreciate them.
    AbbietheKitty

  34. AbbietheKitty
    2:11 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Gosh, Maybe blondes do have more fun!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdJcYTh1rP0&amp;

  35. BARB & MAGGIE
    2:41 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Rio, The young girl on BL that we are talking about is the one that just dropped to 298 last week. She said it is the first time she has been under 300 since middle school. Where is her mother? Don’t these kids get any help and support at home?

    Mollypop, Here is the pic you asked for with Lily and Peaches. Peaches is lttle-probably about 1 1/4 lb. She looks bigger because she is fluffed up, plus Lily is small.

  36. Siber-H
    2:42 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Those blondes know how to have fun! After I watched that video, videos of Mishka, the talking Husky came up. I’m crushing on her, but in real life, she might be a bit gabby for my taste. Mishka is one good loooking girl!

  37. AbbietheKitty
    2:59 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Yes I looked at Mishka too. She loves her Mommy. Funny to watch. Alice woke up when I was listening to it and made some strange clicky sounds. Nothing about love at all. I also went and looked at more video’s of Dogs in the Snow. Gosh they just love it.

    I love the snow too. I jump around on the screened in porch and dig in it. But Alice is not amused. She doesn’t go out on the screened in porch when it has snow. She doesn’t mind the rain though. Her fur must be water resistant.

  38. Rose
    3:11 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Snow, did someone say snow?

  39. Sam
    3:34 pm on January 14th, 2011

    I got to go out in the snow a couple of days ago. Aunt Mollysmom let me run down the shoveled sidewalk and I jumped into snowbanks. What fun! Then she scooped me up and took me in the house. We have to be careful that a hawk doesn’t grab me. I thought that I might be safe because I’m white like the snow, but I’m sure I wouldn’t like to have a hawk grabbing me.

    Those hawks sit out in our tree and call me to come out and play.

  40. Melanie
    3:57 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Melanie is home, operation successful if weird. She is watching bad TV with her sister and is REALLY tired. She has pictures of what was in her knee. Aliens, obviously, and
    I am sure she will post the pictures soon. All your good wishes did the job.

    Thanks again to all of you. Zoe

  41. bluecat
    4:00 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Yay for Melanie and Everybody else doing well.

    Bee – Mom didn’t like Chaucer. At. All. For a whole semester. Did you?

  42. AbbietheKitty
    4:02 pm on January 14th, 2011

    It was our pleasure Zoe. The blog takes care of it’s own.
    Now our wishes are focused on you and your octopus heart and BStover and her flat lung.
    And we are not taking our thoughts off of the Raven for one minute. He is sneaky but we can do it.

    Take care.

  43. B.Stover
    4:15 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Bluecat: I loved Chaucer! He’s so funny. And his satire is so subtle and his characters are so fully developed especially in The Canterbury Tales. Why don’t you like him?

  44. B.Stover
    4:21 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Yea! Melanie is home. Thank you Zoe. How are you feeling?

  45. B.Stover
    4:43 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Here’s a picture of the winter sun.

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:27 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Stover!…Do you know a Dr. Anderson who works at Michigan State (Lancing?)….grunt!

  47. B.Stover
    5:31 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Rio: No. Lansing is about one hour from me. Why?

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:43 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Science!… It’s Science Friday on NPR and this guy from MI State was yapping on about all things Carbon…heh!…I thought of your friend for some reason…snort!

  49. Siber-H
    5:46 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Sam, I’m glad you enjoyed the snow! Notice, some of you, she is not whining about it.

    That is great news, Melanie is home! Thanks Zoe.

    Hi Rose, A girl after my own heart.

    Beautiful, snowy, picture, Stover.

  50. bluecat
    5:48 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Bee – lovely picture. There’s something magical about winter sun and the shapes of bare branches.

    I couldn’t get into the language. Maybe if I’d tried Cliff Notes…

  51. B.Stover
    6:17 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Rio: Nope. I’ve never heard of him.

    SH: Thank you.

    Bluecat: Thank you. Try reading Chaucer in translation. Peter Ackroyd has a new prose translation of Canterbury Tales. When I teach Chaucer I use the Norton Critical Edition translated by Theodore Morrison.

  52. Mollie (a black poodle)
    6:42 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Beautiful picture B. Was it taken from your house?

  53. Mollypop
    6:46 pm on January 14th, 2011

    MagPie! Thank you for the lovely picture of Lily and Peaches. I should have saved it when you first showed us. Yes, Rio, I had to ask again.

  54. B.Stover
    7:06 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Mollie: Yes I took it from my bedroom window.

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:24 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Molly!….That’s okay because it is only your first offence of the year….snort!… I’ve marked you down in my handy dandy notebook under “Annoying Guys or Gals Who Can’t Take Responsibility For Copying The Things They Might Want Later.” ….grunt!

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:27 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Mollie!…Heh! I thought Stover was going to say she took it from her Easy Chair…snort!

  57. Mollie (a black poodle)
    7:30 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Rio: Please note I copied B.’s picture now so I won’t have to ask her for it later.

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:46 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Mollie!…That’s a very good forward thinking black poodle!…snort!…Good girl! You are not in my notebook yet…heh!

  59. Tupper & Gilly
    8:37 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Hi everyone – Tupper here. We are all so pleased with Melanie’s progress. It will be wonderful when she doesn’t have that terrible pain in her knee.
    Siber – Gilly is pouting something terrible. She has kind of a crush on you and you said that Rose was a girl after your own heart. She said that after her dive into the snowbank the other day, maybe you would think that she would be a worthy playmate.
    Sam – please stay away from those hawks. Did you ever read Dana Stabenow? There’s a scene with an eagle and a poodle that would scare the curl right out of Rio’s tail.
    Alice Johnson – nice try Kat, but we aren’t letting Basil and Sage anywhere near the computer to see that link. They already think way too much of themselves. After all we Corgis are the ones with Royal relations!
    B.Stover – it is a beautiful picture. But beaches and palm trees are even prettier.

  60. Siber-H
    8:57 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Hi T&G, Thanks for all your updates. We are really pleased with how it went for Melanie today. That doesn’t mean she will be feeling tip top right away. It will take awhile.

    Gilly, not to worry. I am very impressed with your dive into the snowbank,and besides that you are both nice ladies that I am glad have joined us. It is sweet of Gilly to have a bit of a crush on me. I am sure she wouldn’t talk my ears off like that Husky Mishka in the videos. Rose is a human…not a member of the nation within a nation, but she is a nice human. I can tell. She likes snow.

  61. Mollie (a black poodle)
    9:13 pm on January 14th, 2011

    T&G: Mom reads Dana Stabenow but does not remember an eagle & poodle. Maybe she just did not want to tell me, or just pretanded it did not happen, or it happened before she started reading her books.

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:21 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Mitshka!….That girl Husky is a talker….snort!…. No wonder SiberH likes her, she looks just like he does…heh!… What a yowwwler…sniff!… She’s the kind who won’t get off the bed all day long, I can tell. You better stay clear of that dame SiberH. She will soak your for all ya got in no time at all!…grunt!

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:25 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Liz!…Are you up? I know it’s Saturday an all, but my friend says she is too tired and grouchy to get my portfolio together for you tonight… grump!….She will fit that into her busy schedule tomorrow and send it to you…sniff!…Liz. No backing out now…heh! snort!snort! …I’m skipping and twirling…heh!

  64. B.Stover
    9:25 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Good night all.

  65. Barb & Maggie
    9:31 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Rio, We are on your list too, for the Buttermilk Bread. Will try not to ge a 2nd check. What happens if we get written up 3 times?

    Glad Melanie is on the mend. Just take it easy, and don’t overdo when Dan comes home.

    We liked that huskey too, she was awesome. I can’t talk like that but Barb knows I love her anyway.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:35 pm on January 14th, 2011

    MagPie!…You are Not on my list!…snort!… I just started the list today. I am way too lazy to go back to January 1st and take down names…grunt!… I probably should have put out a warning before I started this though..heh!heh!

  67. Mollypop
    9:48 pm on January 14th, 2011

    So I’m the only one on the list?

  68. Tupper & Gilly
    10:04 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Hi Siber – Gilly here, blushing cuz Tupper told my secret. Rose does seem like a nice human. But my Mama is nice too and she does’t like snow even one little bit!
    Mollie – that eagle thing was in an early book. Seems some tourist couple comes to AK thinking that they can see the Iditarod even tho its summer. I’m not too sure exactly what “tourists” are, but Mama says it kinda like a joke so I guess tourists are funny people. Anyway, they have a little white poodle when they get there, and they don’t have it when they leave, but there is one happy eagle with a nest of hungry chicks.

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:04 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Molly!…Yup!…snort!…..If you wouldn’t have confessed I probably would have over-looked it….sniff!

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Gilly!… You are going to scare Sammie with that story of the little white poodle who gets gobbled up by an eagle… cough! …and then regurgitated for her chicks…ugh!

  71. Wolfie
    10:15 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Hurrah for Melanie!

    Mom can’t wait to see the photos of the aliens!

  72. Mollypop
    10:17 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Rio – I demand a do-over.

  73. dawson
    10:18 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Rio: No time this morning to chop my green onions to put in the cottage cheese so I did it at lunchtime. A RN said “I’ve never heard of eating spring onions with cottage cheese, I’ll have to try that”. And I said, “It’s delish”. (It’ll be all the rage very soon.)
    Melanie: So glad they operated on the correct knee.
    AbbieKitty: I really enjoyed the blondes having fun link.
    C.Harris: Quit sending me your weather. -40!

  74. AbbietheKitty
    10:26 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Here is a sky picture, with a little land under snow, for you. Staff took it last November in North Dakota. Just in case you need a little sky therapy.

  75. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:35 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Molly!…Please raise your right Paw and put your left Paw on this here blog….sniff!…Did you or did you not request a photo that had previously been displayed on this blog with adequate time for you to copy and save it to your own hard-drive?… grunt!… A ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ answer please…sniff!

    Dawson!…She says she is so excited about her Green Onion and Cottage Recipe spreading over Northern America…heh!… Great Grandma used to put a dollup of sour cream into the mixture just for more creaminess…heh!… But my friend gave that up when she hit 30+…heh… So she says guardedly.…hmmm….Also, I’ve noticed that she uses a kitchen shears to cut the green onion into very small bits for the cottage cheese…heh!…Those small bits sometimes drop on the floor and I suck them up and spit them out…grunt!

  76. Mollie (a black poodle)
    10:40 pm on January 14th, 2011

    What a lovely picture Abbie. I think I will copy it now so I won’t get on Rio’s list….
    Rio: Good idea. I will use kitchen shears to cut the onion.

  77. Barb & Maggie
    10:40 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Good night, all.

  78. Mollie (a black poodle)
    10:41 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Oh nooo, now I will have nightmares about eagles and poodles…

  79. Tupper & Gilly
    10:44 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Mollie – in the next book, there is a Mighty Giant Poodle that roams the wilds of Alaska, beating up all the nasty eagles, making the world safe for all little dogs, forever and ever.
    Night night, sleep tight.

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:48 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Photos!…. Really beautiful photos from Stover and I’m guessing “Not” AbbieTheKat who likes to dig in snow and her sandbox and is occasionally photographed in compromising situations…heh! snort!…Of which I still have a copy, because I always copy and paste immediately! ….heh!

  81. Siber-H
    10:49 pm on January 14th, 2011

    That is a pretty picture, Staff. Could have been taken along the Iditarod Trail.

    Rio, is that all there is to the green onion and cottage cheese recipe…no other magical ingredients except the kitchen sheers and the green onion finely chopped? We are pretty sure we would like it.

  82. Siber-H
    11:03 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Night All! I’ll go to sleep tonight thinking of Stover’s and Staff’s photos. They look so peaceful and still. Bleak can be beautiful.

    p.s. Rio, I am not on your list.

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:07 pm on January 14th, 2011

    SiberH!…Your gal would love it!…heh!…I’m sure you would not love it as much as I do not love it…grunt!… It’s simple and best of all it’s from her Great Grandma’s kitchen. When she was a kid, it was called the “Special Cottage Cheese” for holidays…heh!….Here’s a story she told me, once she made her special spaghetti sauce and meatballs with the special cottage and green for a boyfriend. He said, “Who would ruin cottage cheese with green onion?”…He was toast after that…heh!…Diss the cottage, diss the girl..snort!

  84. Mollie (a black poodle)
    11:08 pm on January 14th, 2011

    T&G: Thank you, thank you, thank you. I feel better now and will dream about the Mighty Giant Poodle making the world safe. He is black of course…

  85. Mollie (a black poodle)
    11:13 pm on January 14th, 2011

    On second thought, maybe it should be “she” is black.

  86. AbbietheKitty
    11:55 pm on January 14th, 2011

    Rio, I can’t sneak anything by you can I. Staff had it laying around on the desktop so it was an easy ‘cop’.

    Goodnight all. I hope Patsy is leaving Melanie alone tonight so she doesn’t joggle that precious knee.

  87. C. Harris
    12:11 am on January 15th, 2011

    Dawson: Sorry, it’s hard for me to ask -40 to come back in my life.
    Lots of good news, good times and good pics on the blog today.
    I agree with Spence and Admin: it’s good to let sleeping dogs lie although I’ve tripped over a couple of them in my lifetime

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:18 am on January 15th, 2011

    Lord! Our Lord, Please watch over Melanie tonight and take care of her knee. Please relieve her of all the pain, as she has endured so much already for so long. Lord, please wrap your Grace around this girl and heal her. She is such a blessing to her parents, her boys, the Newfs and us. Please heal Melanie. I know you love her so much more than we can comprehend, and all of her suffering is for a reason, but Lord please give her strength now and relief from her painful knee. Amen!

  89. LizF
    2:13 am on January 15th, 2011

    I got held up and missed some good stuff today! Hate when that happens…

    Maybe they follow Martha Stewart’s blog because she follows Chet on Twitter?

    B: good question. The background information on the artworks tells a bit of their stories – the first pic of the cattle dog has a poem that says ‘Me and me dorg ‘ave tramped together in cold weather an’ ‘ot: Me and me dorg don’t give a bugger whether we works or not’. A nod to the breed being a working dog, of course. The second doggy, who is from Venice, is one of a series of works for the exhibition inspired by my trip to Venice last year, and the lacy pattern repeats in several artworks. It started out as a reference to the Fortuny fabrics which were everywhere over there.

    I love Chaucer. I didn’t know he started that saying.

    GREAT news about Melanie, home already and doing fine. And Tyb, hooray you brave puppy! I hope Macy’s mum is going well too. And B. And… anyone i’ve forgotten?

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