Sneak Peek: Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood St.

My dad was between agents right now, exactly how and why not too clear in my head. But I knew agents were important from conversations I’d overheard my dad having with other writers. They talked about agents a lot, way more than the stories they were dreaming up. “How’s the novella going?” I said.

“It’s actually more of a memoir, but with a fictional interface, clearly distinguishable, of course.”

I failed, one hundred percent, to understand. My dad was a brilliant writer, had already published two books. The first one, All But the Shouting, had come out the year I was in kindergarten, and . . . what was the expression? Made a splash? So books that failed made no splash, just sank to the bottom? And books that succeeded made a splash and then sank to the bottom? My dad’s second book, published last year, was On/Off, a huge novel, over a thousand pages, that I’d heard him calling “kind of an experiment, in retrospect” on the phone not too long ago.

Memoir was about memories, right? “Memories of what, Dad?” I said.

He smiled. My dad had a very nice smile, except lately there’d been some question about tooth grinding in his sleep, and now he needed some implants. And wasn’t he supposed to go easy on those late-afternoon espressos?

“That’s what I’m working on now,” he said.

Welcome Johnny from Virginia, Lucy, Paula the hunter.

Tonight at 6, Spencer Quinn 0r possibly Peter Abrahams, but almost certainly not Albert Pujols, at the Courthouse Center for the Arts, 3481 Kingstown Rd., W. Kingston RI.


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111 Responses to “Sneak Peek: Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood St.”

  1. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:38 am on October 23rd, 2011

    Good morning, y’all! It sounds like Robbie’s dad had better not quit his day job!!!

    Mom’s off to church now. See y’all later!!!

  2. bluecat
    8:50 am on October 23rd, 2011

    Wonderful. We already love Robbie and her Dad, a brilliant author.

    Have a good Sunday, Everybody.

  3. OleyHowlers
    9:14 am on October 23rd, 2011

    Happy Sunday!
    We totally missed everything yesterday including Pujols’ historic night. The ‘rents made us work all day. Storm windows had to be put up, which hurt our necks watching Pop go up and down the big ladder. Then they had to go be in a Halloween parade. We are still exhausted.

  4. B.Stover
    9:25 am on October 23rd, 2011

    I like Robbie but she needs to get her dad under control.

    Good morning all. (I ordered a Stormy Kromer had.)

  5. OleyHowlers
    9:40 am on October 23rd, 2011

    Bee, did you order from the SK site? What color? Mom wants one too, and is thinking blue spruce.

  6. Melanie
    9:50 am on October 23rd, 2011

    We must have a Stormy Kromer Hat party!

    Morning All! Love the sneak peek, would love a whole chapter even more!

  7. dawson
    10:08 am on October 23rd, 2011

    Good morning.
    I’m looking forward to the Outlaw book.
    Melanie: You look great in your Stormy Kromer hat. Patsy…well…Patsy looks like she needs a larger size. Heh.
    I wonder…can I wear my ToughDuck aviator’s hat to the party? Sad to say, I get my sense of style from my Dad.
    Congratulations to the Cardinal’s and Pujol’s especially. Next game should go to Texas.
    I’m off to work.

  8. B.Stover
    10:11 am on October 23rd, 2011

    Howlers: I ordered the SK hat from It’s black.

  9. Barb & Maggie
    10:17 am on October 23rd, 2011

    Have to check the SK on Amazon. Good morning everyone.
    Enjoyed the sneak peek.
    Also stayed up for the entire game last night, now will need a nap today.

  10. BearSpiritDog
    10:44 am on October 23rd, 2011

    Stormy Kromers all around! Nana wants to order one too…probably from the SK site because they sound like such neat folks to do business with.
    Reading this morning’s teaser, we are ooking forward more than ever to the new Robbie book.
    Melanie: Finished the first 3 episodes of Slings and Arrows. I can see why you like it so much. Great acting and the characters are so much fun!
    Have a beautiful relaxing Sunday Everyone.

  11. OleyHowlers
    11:14 am on October 23rd, 2011

    Melanie, we just went back to yesterday to see your SK hat. We love it! Now we want our mom to have one. Patsy looks great too, although she may need to get a tad larger size hat.

  12. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:34 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Mom’s back from church, but even though they’re pretty cool, she says she’s not going to break down and buy a SK hat. She says there’s not enough bad weather down here to warrant the purchase! I, on the other hand, would love to have one of those hats! My ears get soooo cold during my walks. Do they come in extra small???

  13. Snowhook Bella
    12:42 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Rose: I recieved a text last night from Luna and Belle Starr. They said they are concerned that the Professor might be allergic to you. They noticed his sneezing and wheezing as soon as they arrived.

  14. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:45 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    I just checked my email, and I got one from Mom’s library! They’re changing to online applications for library jobs. Everyone at the library was supposed to practice doing an online application so they will be able to help people who are looking for jobs. So Mom did an application with my name and email address. So now I’m in the running for a librarian job at Mom’s library! I guess that means we can carpool. Keep your fingers crossed for me!!!

  15. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:46 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Oh, and keep your paws crossed, too!

  16. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:06 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    PUJOLS!….WOOOOO!….snort!…. We went to bed about 15 minutes too early last night!…grunt!…Well, we heard it anyways…sniff!….What a great World Series so far. Just fantastic!….wheeze!….The Cardinals are up by one game and flying high!….Woooooo!

    Robbie!….Oh thank goodness, another glimpse at Robbie Forester….snort!….Admin is trying to become as popular as Spencer is, isn’t he?….wuffle!….This could be very very interesting!…heh!

    BBQ!….Well, its been a very busy morning around here. She had to go grocery shopping while her mother and I shared a Zinger…heh!… Then when she got home she put together some beef short ribs layered with onion, green pepper, garlic and beef broth in the crock pot….sniff!sniff!….Its starting to smell really good in here…drool!…Oh, just so you know, her mother said she could make supper tonight so that’s why the ribs are a cookin’ for some BBQ tonight…heh!….She said there is also going to be scalloped potatoes, green peas and hot rolls for supper tonight….slurp!….Oh and she is going to whip up her Cottage and Green recipe…chorkel! ….Just because she can.

  17. Barb & Maggie
    1:12 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Kirby, We ope you get the job. You are a very well read canine-date.

    We checked the prices for Stormy Kromers at Amazon and the store website, and prices seem to be similar, but Amazon has fewer color choices. Barb usually doesn’t wear hats, but they are so cute that she may have to change her mind.

  18. Siber-H
    1:16 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Kirby, You’d make a fine librarian. If you need a reference, let me know.

    It’s too warm here also for a SK hat. Melanie looks real pretty in hers.
    We have been having high temperatures around 76 degrees lately. A modified (whatever that is) Arctic mass of cold air is suppose to be arriving tomorrow night. Yeah, right

    We are really loking forward to the Robbie book.

    Bernie bet money on the Rangers. I know he did…sob, sob, sob

  19. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:24 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Football!…So this morning I am watching my first football game of the season…heh!…She’s busy making stuff for the Project and cussing a lot. I bet she is trying to make Roses….chuffle!…. Tim Tebow is starting his first game today….snort!… That guy sure likes to run. I think he is going to get hurt if he keeps doing that…grunt!…Although, he is a big guy, so maybe that’s just how he likes to do it. John Elway used to run quite a bit too. So I’ve heard…heh!

  20. Snowhook Bella
    2:01 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    KirbyT: Remember to dress a step above the position you’re applying for when you go to your interview. You’ll be a s-h-o-e in.

    Stormy Kromer is going to see an up-tick in their sales if the Plunderers have anything to do with it.

  21. dawson
    2:20 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Stormy Kromer Hat!
    I had to go to their site to see what all the fuss is about and I saw a “brainless” Stormy Kromer that would be just the thing for a friend of mine. Upon doing a double-take, I saw that it was a “brimless” Stormy Kromer. Oh…no. Never shop in a hurry.

  22. OleyHowlers
    2:30 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Pujols is on fire. We don’t know if we love him or hate him.

  23. OleyHowlers
    2:36 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    LOL! We turned on ESPN and watched Pujols hit a HR and thought it was today’s game!!!!! Turns out they are rerunning last night’s game which we missed. O boy time for a walk.

  24. Masquers
    3:03 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    So far Rio’s theory is holding true for the World Series – with Admin betting on the Rangers – the Cardinals can’t lose.

    Siber: (whispering) I really do miss the commentary between you and Rio during the games. Sigh. I am really not a SportsKatster, just happen to love St.Louis.

    Macy: Were you at the game?

    It appears Dawson has gone over to the Darkside. Whereas previously she was on the fence – she now seems partial to Texas (sob)

    Cardinal fans > Rio, Wookie, Masquers, Barb&Magpie, Staff & Alice
    Ranger fans > Admin, Bernie(?) Siber, Macy, Dawson.

    Anyone else?

  25. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:08 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Sides!….That sounds about right Maskers!…snort!…Winners on the winning side and Losers on the losing side…heh!heh!chorkel!

  26. Siber-H
    3:15 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Masquers, We have part time company so I don’t know how much I can be around to watch the games or be on the computer. It is a kid, now 21, that my folks helped raise since he was 12. He is home on leave from the Navy for 2 weeks. He is stationed in Everett…I know you know where that is.

    The Corgies are cheering for the Rangers. I always knew those girls had a lot going for them.

  27. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:25 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Masquers: I had to think about this one a bit, since I don’t have strong ties to either side. My uncle lives in St. Louis, so there’s a vote for the Cards. And both my girl and boy played Little League for the Cardinals, so my boy became a Cardinals fan when he was little. So there’s another vote for the Cards. On the other paw, Texas had a bad summer with the drought and the fires. Plus, the Rangers haven’t won a World Series before, and I kinda root for the underdog — so to speak!

    In the end, I’ve gotta say count me on the Rangers side!

  28. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:26 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    (Sorry, Rio!)

  29. Melanie
    3:29 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    I thought Dawson was cheering for both teams. Or maybe that was a different series. . .
    “Brainless” . . . snickering

    I was going to do a great deal today. Hmmm, may have to rethink THAT plan.

  30. Masquers
    3:37 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    What’s this? T&G and Kirby T on the “other-side”? Come on Plunderers – join us tonight for Game 4 of the Series.

    Howlers: How about you? You know you love Pujols!

    Siber: Yes, the name Everett does sound familiar 🙂

  31. B.Stover
    3:46 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    When is the World Series over?

  32. C. Harris
    3:46 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Light snow today, grey skies and no sun. The twinkling diamonds on the flood plain from yesterday are gone. The dogs and I set off, the trail obscured by fresh snow. I trudge along and can see the dogs already in a distances running around the plain full of energy and happiness. I see a hunter with a rifle on the far embankment. I march on but stop to get my bearings. A lone raven caws from the treetops and few hundred yards away. Depressing. A lone raven is an elderly raven on its own. I march on but have lost the trail and need to figure it out. Gunshots in the distance–another hunter on the plain. A group of ravens fly across the plain practicing their glides and swoops and soon tumble together towards the trees. Eyes back to earth I discover that I can’t see my dogs. One has disappeared into the high brown browse but certainly the black one should stand out against the snow. I stand still scanning the plain. Finally I see a black movement rolling in snow–is she taking a snow bath or rolling in offal? Knowing that the other dog would be near by, I scan the browse and softly whistle. I see a flummy tail waving. Ok, I march on. I notice the dogs are slowing down, Lady will be stiff the rest of the day from this walk–me too {{{sigh}}}. How long will I walk these plains? The easy walks of summer are so much harder in the snow. The last time I climbed a mountain, I urged my dog companion along saying that “soon we won’t be able to do this” and felt relief rather than sadness. Now my mood matches the grey skies–I walk faster to prove that I have lots of walks ahead of me.

    The last part of the trail is the hardest, my lungs are sore. I used to thrill at being the only human footsteps on a trail, now I feel like a lone raven. Suddenly I start thinking of all the Plunderer dogs–Siber-H, Rio, Wookie, Wolfie, Sam, MinPin, Kirby, Oley, BearSpirt, Masquers, Tupper&Gilly–and it feels like I have a herd of dogs walking with me. The last leg goes fast and as I climb the embankment to the car, I am happy and satisfied. Thanks guys for joining me!

  33. Snowhook Bella
    4:01 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    CHarris: You painted a beautiful picture, truly beautiful.

    A light snow has been falling since mid-morning. I spent the morning in the kennel holding pups and giving attention to the dogs who are not on a training run—the retirees, those who are injured, the new mother and her small brood. I sat with my old stray, Howard. I brought a puppy to him and told him his story of the day we found each other.

    Now, to start working on items for the MMCS…

  34. Siber-H
    4:06 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    CHarris, I’ll always be walking with you.
    You have lots of walks ahead of you.

  35. Mollie (a black poodle)
    4:07 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Masquers: Put me down as a Cardinal fan. Great World Series. Of course last year was better as we won last year.

  36. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:12 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Oh, CHarris, that story ended up so much better than I feared it would. When you mentioned hunters and then not being able to see the dogs, I was so afraid! I’m glad your story had a happy ending!

    By the way, I’m happy to be with you in spirit, because no way am I going to walk in all that cold snow in reality!!!

  37. Macy the Min-pin
    4:13 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Hi y’all. I was not at the game, everybody was out celebrating Dad’s birthday. Today is another day.

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:33 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    CHarris!….You are welcome!…snort!… I can do walks like that with you anytime you want…heh!…Its the Brutal WAlks here that I don’t care for…sniff!

    Football!….I am climbing onto the Tebow band wagon now…wooooo!….What a great game! It all came down to the very end and Tebow and the Boys brought it home in style!…chuffle!sneeze!

  39. Melanie
    4:43 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    CHarris . . . Don’t forget the Newf Pack. You could ride on Franklin’s back. Beautiful, I just read it to Dan and Zoë and they said, “Wow.”

    Here’s what we did today. . .

  40. C. Harris
    4:54 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Rio: ha, ha, I kept imagining you complaining and asking to be carried 🙂 I kept telling you that you had to get in shape for March.
    Melanie: the thought of seven Newfs overwhelmed me but I hadn’t thought of being able to ride one to the car.

  41. Masquers
    4:54 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Welcome to our side, Molly, and thank you! It will be hard to top last night, but we’ll do our best.

    Happy belated Birthday to Macy’s dad! Macy, see you tonight?

    CHarris: I loved your beautiful story. May we always walk together in spirit, kats and dogs alike.

  42. Barb & Maggie
    5:25 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    We are torn – we want to watch the game, but also the 2nd Jackson Brodie is on PBS tonight at 8:00. Oh, what to do! WWBD?

  43. Mollie (a black poodle)
    5:43 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Did you know Tony La Russa has an animal rescue foundation here in CA. in Walnut Creek…You can read about it at He started it when a stray cat ran into the baseball field.

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:52 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Tony!…I heard Tony is going to open a Rally Squirrel Recreation Center this coming Spring….heh!…Just in time for Spring Training!…snorkel!…I’ve got Rockie all signed up for it already…sniff!

  45. B.Stover
    6:01 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    B&M: The choice is an easy one.

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:08 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Choice!….It most certainly is an easy choice Barb!…heh!….Easy easy easy!…snort!

  47. Masquers
    6:09 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Love that Tony La Russa! Didn’t know he had an animal rescue too. “People rescuing animals, Animals rescuing people.” And, he’s the 3rd winningest coach in baseball history.

    B&M: We know what B.Stover would do. She would watch “Case Histories” (LOL)

  48. Masquers
    6:12 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    I meant to say…B.Stover would watch the game of course!

  49. Masquers
    6:29 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    While I’m on the subject (sorry, B) does anyone know what the web address is for watching streaming replays of the game? I thought it was Gamesday, but that doesn’t seem to be the one.

  50. B.Stover
    6:31 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    B&M: Masterpiece Theater repeats at 4AM or you can watch the episodes online.

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:32 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Game!….SportsKaster Kat! What time is First Pitch tonight?,,,,,snort! ….Someone here has to make supper (which is cooking – yum!) and then clean-up and then she said she is going for another Brutal Walk….grunt!….Can she do it without missing much of the game?…sniff!

  52. Masquers
    6:39 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    That would be 8 pm EDT, Rio, which is 6 pm your time…five o’clock mine.

  53. Melanie
    6:46 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Game? Or Midsomer Murders. Hmmmm . . . I know which one is shorter. 🙂

    Patsy REALLY enjoyed her pumpkin. (Warning: May not be for the faint of heart. Or you may not want to be eating dinner)

  54. Masquers
    6:46 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Seven o’clock for B&M (sorry didn’t mean to leave the Central Time Zone out) As B said, you can watch Case Histories online at your leisure. This 4th game is make or break for the Rangers, so it will be a must see in my opinion.

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:49 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Maskers!…Thanks! You are the Go-To Kat for information….snort!…I never thought I would say that. This blog is changing me…..grump!

  56. B.Stover
    6:54 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    (Aside) No sports event is ever a must see.

  57. Mollie (a black poodle)
    7:11 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Masquers: What state are you in? I guess it is 5pm for me. I will try to find the channel.

  58. BearSpiritDog
    7:13 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Patsy does seem to be enjoying that pumpkin! Melanie, (whispering) we have already had an early supper so that won’t be a problem.

    Another talented writer on the blog!

    C.Harris: Your story took us to the very spot you were describing. Like Kirby, we read on, heart in our throats, fearful of the outcome, then sighing with relief as we realized all were safe. The Plunderers are happy to accompany you and your companions on these walks. And, just over the hill the Snowhook Pack stands ready to come to the rescue at a moments notice. We are all only a thought away.

  59. Masquers
    7:18 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Molly: I’m in Washington. Fox is the station up here that shows the game.

    Rats! I forgot to go out for snacks…..

  60. Barb & Maggie
    7:20 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    We are turning the game on at 7:00, then will switch at 8:00 to PBS. We are not interested in anything but sleep at 4:00 a.m., and we don’t watch stuff on line.

    BTW, The Lincoln Lawyer was very good. A little bad language and a fair amount of violence, but Thank Dog they only showed the human that got shot, and not his dog. Didin’t get any good looks at it, but it might have been an English Shepherd. They are showing up a lot in commercials and movies (whispering, probably because they are so gosh darn smart!)

  61. Rose
    7:24 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Late in the day greetings to All:

    Masquers: I spent much of the afternoon ironing the Prof’s clothes for the trip. Luna and Belle supervised.

    Rebecca: I have always suspected that the Prof is allergic to me, especially since I am a ROSE. The Prof is allergic to flowers. Good pick-up on Belle’s part.

    Today was a nice fall day, so the Prof and I did some walking with the girls. (Maybe Luna and Belle walked us.) For dinner, we broiled a rib eye steak, and fried some plantains. After dinner, tummies were given, and Belle did not barf!

    The Prof leaves tomorrow morning. Belle is jealous that it is snowing back home.

    Signing off…Good night all, and may the better team win.

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:31 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Supper!…Always an Event…heh!… Before her mother even took a bite she said, “I like pork ribs better.”….grunt!….After that my friend didn’t hear a word she said and enjoyed the meal very much by herself….sniff!…Now she is going on another Brutal Walk without me, cuz I went this morning…wuffle!…I will wait for her at the front door and then when she comes home we will go downstairs and enjoy the hell out of the World Series….snort! …This is an important game!….Wooooooo! …Now I am off to wait…wuffle!

  63. Masquers
    7:32 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Rose! I hope I’m not too late! Throw an umbrella in the Prof’s suitcase. They are now saying possible showers on Tuesday!

  64. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    7:38 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Although no von asked us , ve are fans of Rangers. They vill beat snot out of little red birds. (is right saying, right ?)

  65. Masquers
    7:59 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Duly noted, Natasha. We will put you on “the other side”, Heh!

    B: You asked earlier when the World Series will be over. Whichever team wins 4 out of 7 games are the champs. At present the Cardinals lead 2-1 so potentially there could be only 2 more games. Oops, gotta go – just heard the National Anthem!

  66. Siber-H
    8:05 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    The Borzoi comes through!!! The vorlds most famous spy is a Ranger fan!!

  67. Barb & Maggie
    8:13 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Play Ball! Nattie, We can’t believe you are not a Cardinal fan! Boo hoo!

  68. Masquers
    8:21 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Rio! Where are you?

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:28 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Present!….I am here! I had to wait for my friend to finish her walk. …snort!…Now we are downstairs watching the game….wheeze!… Oh no! The Rangers are ahead by one….sniff!….No worries. The Cards are ready to win this thing!…chuffle!

  70. Mollie (a black poodle)
    8:30 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    That was too close for comfort. At least Rangers only have 1.

  71. Melanie
    8:32 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Have fun furry and non-furry folk! TTFN

  72. Jasper the Poodle
    8:32 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Buenos Noches, Plunderers! Big goin’ ons here in the middle of the mitten. First, my Grandmas Chris is here! She came yesterday and is here today. Then my mom tells me that she has to go bye bye and Grandma is going to be here with me for the whole week! Oh joy! Oh rapture! But wait, my mom is leaving? She’s been muttering all day…something about shanenagans, fraud, missing money, expense reports, payroll records, “firing all their asses” and “heads are gonna roll, and I’m in a bowling mood” and other strange comments. Mom’s packing her heavy winter coat, scarf and mittens. She says it gets cold this time of year up in the You Pee. Yes, I know I pee. I pee quite often and in many places. Mom only pees in one place, but we won’t talk about that. Mom’s been cleaning the house and cooking up all sorts of yummy smelling things. She made chocolate chip cookies this afternoon. She’s got two bags in the freezer, some on the counter for Grandma and more in a bag that she is packing to take with her. I’ve got kibble, water, bones, my kong, my ropes, and my bear. Mom’s got a suitcase with a bunch of clean clothes, and a big suitcase with her work files and work computer, and a map of the You Pee. Why does she need a map to pee?

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:40 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Shenanigans! ….heh!…I can’t wait to hear all about the latest shenanigans in the U-Pee…snort! …This should really be good if Jaspers Ma has to drive all the way up their to fire their asses…wheeze!

  74. Macy the Min-pin
    8:44 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Kirby, y r silly~~~

    bottom of the second and Our Guys are ahead, woo hoo.

    Napoli, rats.

  75. BearSpiritDog
    8:44 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Jasper: Say what? I’m confused. Which means it’s time to sign-off. As soon as you answer my question that is…..Bear

  76. Mollie (a black poodle)
    8:48 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Barb&Maggie: Could you maybe tape the 4am PBS and watch it later. I am going to watch The Good Wife and tape PBS to watch later.

  77. Masquers
    9:01 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Innings moving a little bit faster than last night, hey. Interesting story about La Russa being supertitous.

  78. OleyHowlers
    9:01 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Masquers, we didn’t have a pick in this series after those $&@/ cardinals beat our Phils. However, as of tonight’s opening pitch,we are in the St. Louis corner.

    C.Harris, thank you for taking us on that oh-so beautiful walk with you. We will be dreaming on that until the next one, and we are always ready to accompany you on your journeys.

  79. Macy the Min-pin
    9:12 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Some birds are smarter than others~~~~~

  80. Masquers
    9:13 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Hurray! The Howlers are joining us.

  81. Tupper and Gilly
    9:19 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Hi everyone – we needed a nap after that delightful, but looonngg walk with CHarris. She wa a lovely companion – we would go with her anytime, but she has to slow down a little – we only have this little short legs.

    We are indeed in the Rangers corner, even though we don’t give a hoot about baseball. Or basketball. Or football. Or especially hockey. And golf on tv? Totally baffles us.

    We had a lovely time with the gals from Alaska. They put their kat disguises on and messed with Basil and Sage – that was a RIOT! Here the Kats thought that these were two lovely little female kitties purring up to them, then suddenly, they start barking at them and chasing them down the hall. Gilly was laughing so hard, she had kibble shoot out her nose.

    Everyone – keep your paws crossed for a successful firing of clay tonight. Our special project for MMS is in the kiln and hopefully will be ready for the final work on Wednesday.

    Mama says we have to go now. Our little ears are too delicate to hear what Rio is going to say when the Rangers kick the stuffings out of the Cards.

    G’night all

  82. abbiethekitty
    9:28 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    I am a Texas fan! I don’t care what Staff and Alice M. Johnson want. I am rooting for former Twin (and now Texas Manager, Ron Washington). I like the way he gets really excited and jumps around on his feet! (But I wouldn’t want to live with him!)

  83. Masquers
    9:40 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Abbie: Oh, no! Breaking rank! I can do without seeing Washington jumping around, as great as that may be for you.

  84. abbiethekitty
    9:50 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    It amuses me Masquers. I like to watch two leggeds hopping about.

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:52 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Kiln!…. I have my paws crossed for the special MMCS project of Stinky Mama’s….wooooo!….Can’t wait to see what it is…sniff!….My friend has just now put away her paper and glue for the day….sneeze!… Its been another long day of trying to create these little gift cards…grunt!… She says they have taken on a life of their own and she can’t stop making them….huffle!….Here are some roses she just finished putting together. The cards are rough and far from finished. The quilling part is done, but there are other things still to do on almost all of the cards she has made so far…wheeze!…I don’t think she will ever be done with this project…heh!

  86. Siber-H
    10:03 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    The roses are beautiful! We want to buy some roses.

    Abbie, A long time ago Ron Washington used to be an Albuquerque Duke (farm team of the Dodgers) There was a nice article in the paper this morning by a guy who was 14 at the time and their batboy. He said Washington really spent some time with him and gave him pointers on how to play shortstop.

    Macy, the bird is funny.

  87. Macy the Min-pin
    10:10 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Nap O LI, uh huh!!!!

  88. Masquers
    10:10 pm on October 23rd, 2011


  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:11 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Wake-Up!…. If that doesn’t wake the Cards up I don’t know what will…grump! sniff! …Now it is 4 ta Nuthin, Rangers….huffle!

  90. Staff
    10:12 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Beautiful Rio, Just beautiful.

  91. Macy the Min-pin
    10:14 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Glad you liked it, SiberH.

    Corgis and Herbs, thanks for your support of the Rangers.

  92. Masquers
    10:15 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Abbie: There he goes – doing his happy dance.

  93. abbiethekitty
    10:19 pm on October 23rd, 2011


  94. Masquers
    10:40 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Paws crossed for the Royals’ mum for her MMCS creation to come through the fire perfectly and kudos to Rio’s friend as she continues her beautiful project.

  95. dawson
    10:50 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    I have told the elders to put themselves to bed tonight because I am busy. Go Tigers! Unless they have a t.v. that is tuned to the baseball game, they are SOL. Heh.

  96. Redbone Hound
    10:53 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Macy Honey – don’t you be teasin’ ole Brother Rio. He’ a gonna be hurtin enuf when those silly red birds if his lose this Series SO BIG!

    Brother Rio – you be sure and tell your Friend that she sure grows some mighty purty roses. I may need to git me some of those for my little darlin’ Macy.

    Abbie – I usually don’t cotton to no Kat type fur folks, but as a Rangers fan, you are alright in this ole hound’s book.

    Wonder ifn’ they make those Stormy Kromer type hats with side slits for big ole ear to come through.

  97. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:53 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Dawson!…Are you still at work?…snort!

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Ninth!….Okay, it’s the ninth inning and the Cardinals are getting ready to do some magic….snort!….Four runs is nothing when you get the bases loaded and hit a homerun!…sniff!…I do believe this is what will be happening any time soon now…chuffle!….Woooooooo!…Come on Cards! Show em the big plan!….snort!

  99. Masquers
    11:15 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Giving credit where credit is due – fine job by Holland and Napoli.
    Good Night, Folks

  100. Macy the Min-pin
    11:15 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Game Ovah~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  101. Barb & Maggie
    11:15 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Game over, not what we wanted to see.

    Good night all. Sweet dreams – even you Ranger fans.

  102. Siber-H
    11:17 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    WOO WOO!!!
    night all

  103. dawson
    11:17 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Rio: Yes, I am still at work…and now that the game is over, (Whooohoooo!) I’d better actually do some.

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:20 pm on October 23rd, 2011


  105. Redbone Hound
    11:24 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Yo Brother Rio – look at the bright side, son. This means more games.

  106. abbiethekitty
    11:27 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    What a great game. That guy was a pitching fool.

  107. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:28 pm on October 23rd, 2011

    Jasper: I hope you left your mark on that suitcase — maybe that’s what your mom meant by You Pee! I remember doing that when Mom went to that book festival to meet SQ/PA without me! And now she’s leaving me behind again on Saturday to fly to San Diego. She’s going to see Grandma and Grandpa and Great-Grandma Mimi and Uncle Doug and Uncle Michael. I heard Mom and my girl talking about her suitcase. Just wait until I get my paws on that!!!

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