Sounding Like Me?

“How did it go at the Brewster Book Store?” Spence asks.

“No one threw anything,” says Admin.

“Always a good sign,” says Spence. “Did you do the one-review thing? Pre-school?”

“Nope. It was just a signing. One woman said her husband was starting to sound like Chet.”

A human? Sounding like me?

“What’s he barking about?” Admin says.

“No idea,” says Spence.

“It was actually a fundraiser for this cool Cape Cod organization – the Sampson Fund. They help pay for emergency vet care for people who can’t afford it.”

“Nice idea. I wonder if there are similar organizations in other parts of the country.”

Are they talking about vets? Amy’s my vet: she’s great! Although I don’t like going to her office. Was there something about a biopsy, whatever that might be? I think that’s in To Fetch A Thief.


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115 Responses to “Sounding Like Me?”

  1. staff
    3:44 am on July 31st, 2010

    HA Going to be first at the post office this morning too. Maybe!


  2. dawson
    4:19 am on July 31st, 2010

    Hey! Giving to charity- something my mom and dad taught me about. It's a good thing. Maybe we could all send the price of a signed, paw-printed copy of To Fetch a Thief to our local "sampsonfund" to let Spence know how serious we are about getting one of those books! Myself, when I get my book, I'm just gonna squiggle some illegible signature and get the standard poodle next door to paw-print it and whose gonna know?

  3. Melanie
    4:40 am on July 31st, 2010

    I looked at the Sampson Fund. They are doing a great job. Though most of the hospitals that work with them are in the Cape area.

    More power to those who help animals and their families!!

    Chet, no one could sound like you. Except that guy who gives you voice in the audio books.

  4. B. Stover
    4:49 am on July 31st, 2010

    Nan: We had the biopsy thing settled on the blog several months ago when Spence gave a preview of part of TFAT. I'll find the date of the post and let you know.

  5. abbietheKitty
    5:17 am on July 31st, 2010

    Hi Nan,


  6. Melanie
    5:45 am on July 31st, 2010

    B. Stover, I have always heard the first story was correct. It makes a better story, though, you wouldn't want to smoke in bed. Fersur!

    I looked up the Great White spotted off Chatham Beach. They are right about the seals. When Patsy and I went camping on the Cape we would walk on the beach and the seals would pop up and watch Patsy. I think they were confused. "What's that black seal thingy doing walking up there?" They would follow us down the beach.

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  7. B. Stover
    6:01 am on July 31st, 2010

    Hi Melanie. I've never seen a seal in person but would love to. Since I'm a word person, I suppose I think that the OED is correct and that "tight" means soundly.

    However, I have another theory. "Tight" may be derived from Old English "metethit." (I've had to use modern English symbols. The "th" should really be the OE "eth"–the crossed "d" with a curved stem.) It literally means thick with food but would be translated as "well nourished." That would slightly change the meaning of the expression: Sleep with a full stomach. It seems to make sense in a time when food was not always plentiful.

  8. Barb & Maggie
    6:06 am on July 31st, 2010

    Rio, A heart felt thank you for your special plea last night. I knew you would come through for us. Let's hope Spence and Admin. read it.

  9. Siberian Husky
    6:07 am on July 31st, 2010

    This is a cause that Spence attended that I support with all my heart! Vet bills can be so expensive these days, but I am glad the quality of vet care and the procedures they can do have advanced so much.

    Yes, there are groups all over the country that help with vet bills for people that can't afford it. Husky Rescue here just helped a husky with a $3000 heart surgery. The dog is the beloved pet of a child with disabilities. It is a young dog, and the surgery went well. There is also a national Husky Rescue that helps local rescues with large vet bills.

    I always think it is such good news when a dog that needs expensive medical help is featured here in the media. Enough money is always donated by the public.

    Mom says that if more guys started to sound like Chet, the world would be a better place.

  10. Melanie
    6:08 am on July 31st, 2010

    B. Stover, that is an awesome think! (snicker)

    Also if they go to bed "well nourished" or "thick with food" the sugar levels would rise and they could just conk out and not notice the bed bug bites.

    Riö, did you read Rosie Gray's blog on the Rats? That's down where YSAS lives. I sent him a link. He thinks he has to come home to see wildlife . . .

  11. Nan
    6:08 am on July 31st, 2010

    Thank you!!! I hadn't read posts about this book yet. What a great little blog 'our' Chet has. :<) Thank you again very much!

  12. Siberian Husky
    6:17 am on July 31st, 2010

    Thanks for the link on bedbugs, Stover. After our discussion here, there was an article on my home page about the plague of bedbugs in this country. I didn't dream about bedbugs, though, I dreamed of the ice…a good dream.

    Cute seals, Melanie, but they are safe from me.

    Rio, as you know, I fell asleep before the game was over, but I read about it in the paper this morning. Your coverage of the game last night on this blog was better than my newspaper.

  13. Siberian Husky
    6:27 am on July 31st, 2010

    Thank you, Rio, for, as Maggie called it, your special plea to help us with the signed copy of TFAT.

    Sounds like YSAS's part of the city could use Maggie's help.

  14. Riö - The Evil
    7:12 am on July 31st, 2010

    Back!…We just got back from visiting Grandma at the nursing home….snort!… Grandma is becoming the Bingo Queen these days….heh! ….She has another big game this afternoon, I’m sure she will win the big pot o’ money too!… grunt!

    Staff!… I am LMAO right now!….snort!…Can I share it with the group or is this a private joke?…heh!heh!….Good one Alice Johnson.

    Melanie!… Haven’t checked out Rosie Gray’s posts yet today…snort!…Someone is not moving very fast because she is still tired from the Busy Place… grunt!… I keep trying to get her to go to that sewing store to get the sticky back stuff for my next quilt square… dammit!

  15. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:13 am on July 31st, 2010

    There's only one way a human could sound like Chet: If his/her mind went off on a dozen different tangents at once. Something Mom is good at. Maybe that's why she likes his books so much! Even then, though, he/she would only sound like a human interpretation of Chet. Nobody would actually be able to replicate his nuances!

    Rio: Thanks for helping out our cause. I knew you'd do the right thing! Well, I'd thought you might do the right thing. Maybe it was more like hoping…. Now that I think about it, I'm surprised as heck you did the right thing! Oh, and both our teams finally won last night! Our teams had high scores, but in the Angels' case, we needed it. Your Rockies went above and beyond — times like that I always yell at the team, "Save some for next time!"

  16. Riö - The Evil
    7:29 am on July 31st, 2010

    Melanie!… I can’t find Rosie’s story on the rats!… snort!… What day did she write it?…grunt!… I have read everything she wrote yesterday and today but did not see the rat story….cough!

  17. Siberian Husky
    7:47 am on July 31st, 2010

    Rio, you have to scroll down to previous posts and go back several pages to find the story on the rats. Good story and there is even a video. If there is an easier way to find it, I don't know how.

  18. Lil' 'O Le
    7:51 am on July 31st, 2010

    Good morning all!!

    Gah! I'm on a boat! There's so much water!!! We're going to Long Island now for our Grandma's birthday! But the ride isn't going so well. Megan has a headache, Mom has…something, and Daddy's knee still hurts him! And there's so much water! But we did get to see some creatures by the ship. Like jellyfish and…some little swiggly things.


    🙂 🙁 😉 😛 😀 😐

    Aaahh! There's this dude talking from a little speaker thing now, telling us to get back to our cars! Gah! How'd he get in there?!?

    Well, I got to go now! Bi!!!

    Happy 85th birthday Grandma!!

  19. Riö - The Evil
    7:52 am on July 31st, 2010

    Rats!… Oh lordie! I found her story about the rats!… Yuck!…Way worse than Bed Bugs… shiver!

  20. staff
    7:54 am on July 31st, 2010

    Rio, for sure it was to share. I thought you ought to say whether or not though.

  21. Melanie
    7:55 am on July 31st, 2010
  22. Riö - The Evil
    8:03 am on July 31st, 2010

    Alice Johnson!…created this official business card for me… snort!… It might become a quilt square too!…Staff can you put both cards on one square for me pretty please?… snorkel.!.. heh!

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  23. staff
    8:04 am on July 31st, 2010
  24. staff
    8:05 am on July 31st, 2010


    Dueling Rio's I was one second too late!

  25. staff
    8:07 am on July 31st, 2010


    They should stand alone honey. Don't you think? I could make the ID card tiny, but really then your pic wouldn't show. I shall discuss it with Debbie LM and we will make an artistic decision.

    Heh heh heh

    That means do what we want….

  26. Siberian Husky
    8:07 am on July 31st, 2010

    I love it!!! Alice has talent that we didn't know about.

  27. Riö - The Evil
    8:18 am on July 31st, 2010

    Ooops!… I didn’t know you were going to throw it out there too!… grunt!…. Staff, will you please take a picture of the square(s) once you get them made…. Snort!… I really need to see them! ….Thank’s Alice you sneaky Kat you!…sneeze!

  28. dawson
    9:20 am on July 31st, 2010

    I mean who’s gonna know

  29. staff
    8:24 am on July 31st, 2010


    I called the post office and told Penny I was waiting for a package and she said she would call if one came in and then I fell asleep and Mr Staff went and got it. He didn't bring it up and put it on the bed, he hoarded it downstairs.

    So I woke up at 11:30 central time sort of bummed that I would have to wait until after the pokes on Monday A.M. before I would get it. I phoned down to him. (This is how we are communicating now that I am walking slowly) Oh, yes, he had it!

    So now it is sitting beside me on the quilt workspace/computer desk. It is in a manila (I was sure that had two 'l's) envelope with extra tape on the flap. There is a paw print where the return address would be. It is awfully small,furry sort of Sam sized print so I think he used a stamp, not Chet. It has priority mail stickers front and back and the address is hand printed, all caps, and looks like 'guy' printing if you know what I mean.

    Yes I will save the envelope. And no I haven't opened it yet.

    I am saving it for when I go in for pokes. Three times a week for at least another month. Less after that, but still way too many. I will not read it on the way there or back (one hour each way) I will read one chapter each poke and I know I will not feel one tiny prick!

    sob sob sob as Rio would say, I am so-o happy.

    Thank you Admin!

    Now I have to go have lunch and then we are going to the quilt store (Mask firmly in place) and I FEEL GREAT!!!!


  30. staff
    8:26 am on July 31st, 2010
  31. dawson
    9:26 am on July 31st, 2010

    That’s not illegal, is it? Woe is I. I did look for that book when I was “out” (meaning down south) but they did not have it yet.

  32. staff
    8:29 am on July 31st, 2010

    Rio, you will be in on the discussion every step of the way. They are Your blocks and should show the YOU we know and love.


    Who is going to eat now, don't get in her way!

  33. staff
    9:30 am on July 31st, 2010

    Check your yahoo email.

    good morning to you.

  34. staff
    9:31 am on July 31st, 2010

    Mike Baker, the blog is posting really slowly this a.m.

  35. Nan
    9:44 am on July 31st, 2010

    I haven’t stopped by for a while, but just finished Thereby Hangs a Tail – the Recorded Books audio version read by Jim Frangione who did a wonderful job. I loved the book except, and it is one big except, the biopsy bit. Why include that? It’s like all those ‘group of women’ books where one of them has cancer. I run a mile from books like that. I just hope the third book settles this immediately (on the first page would be good) and it is nothing. But why bring it up? What I’ve so loved about this series is that I could count on nothing bad happening to Chet. I’m sure all my fellow fans feel the same way.

  36. B. Stover
    9:47 am on July 31st, 2010

    There was another story about sharks in the cape today. Don’t let Audrey go out there Chet. And Melanie is right: No one could sound like you.

  37. B. Stover
    9:51 am on July 31st, 2010

    Nan: It’s the post of February 6, 2010 titled “This One’s for Cosmo.” Chet is okay…the results were negative.

  38. Melanie
    8:56 am on July 31st, 2010

    What a wonderful envelope. Staff you have more will power than I could ever have!!!

  39. Siberian Husky
    9:08 am on July 31st, 2010

    We're so happy for staff because the book will help her get through the pokes. Perfect timing, Chet!

  40. Kirby T. Penworthy
    9:19 am on July 31st, 2010

    Staff: Congratulations on the delivery. How have you kept yourself from ripping that envelope apart? If you need help I could do it — I have great teeth! You definitely have Willpower — with a capital W!

    (And Mom is still amazed that we know someone whose "real" name is Nancy Drew! What a cool moniker — were you born that way, or did you get that from Mr. Staff?)

  41. B. Stover
    10:27 am on July 31st, 2010

    Here is an interesting article about the origin of “sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite.”

  42. C. Harris
    9:43 am on July 31st, 2010

    My bedbug story…when I was little we moved around a lot (until we moved to Alaska when I was 8). I went to 6 different schools in one year. Anyway, I was very shy and quiet–almost mute. One day before I left school, I went up to my teacher and softly said, "Good night, sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite." I spoke so little that was the only thing I could think of to say…I think I liked the sentence because of the rhyming. My teacher later told mom about it at a P/T conference and mom was so embarrassed since we lived in a trailer and there was a stigma about trailer-court life. My teacher, bless her heart, thought it was very sweet and was so glad that I had talked since I was always quiet.

  43. Barb & Maggie
    9:52 am on July 31st, 2010

    Hey, do I get any credit for coming up with the idea of Rio vs. bed bugs? Love his business card.

    Staff, are you going to show my quilt square? I can hardly wait.

  44. Melanie
    10:21 am on July 31st, 2010

    Barb and MagPie, your post and Riö's disgust were my inspiration!

  45. Riö - The Evil
    10:31 am on July 31st, 2010

    W O W!… Sent from his own hometown postoffice!… W O W!

  46. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:13 am on July 31st, 2010

    Staff – I am so happy that you received your ARC in time for Monday's pokes! You have more inner strenght than mom does – she would have read the whole thing in about two hours!!

    We're going to take photos of me looking out my "winder" for my quilt block. My boys are going to help mom put in on the computer because they are better at techy stuff than mom. Luckily for me, I am handsome and I take a very good photo.

  47. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:14 am on July 31st, 2010

    Lexi – so good to hear from you!! And how nice to hear from you Nan and C Harris. Happy Saturday to you all!

  48. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:18 am on July 31st, 2010

    I don't know anything about bed bugs but I'll tell you, having scabies is no fun! Just ask my boy Cody. I hope he's learned his lessons about the birds and the bees!

  49. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:35 am on July 31st, 2010

    I wish y'all would stop talking about bedbugs! Mom and Dad are going on a trip and they'll be staying at a hotel — I'm scared now that they'll bring some home and infest my new bed! I may have to print out Rio's new business card just in case.

  50. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:48 am on July 31st, 2010

    Yikes now bees, birds, bedbugs, scabies, rats, sharks? It is getting too dangerous in here.

    Kirby, we didn't want your team to lose hope, so last night was a gift. Hopefully tonight we have a pitcher who is ready to pitch.

    If I was staff, I would make the envelope into a quilt square. I am sooo envious.

    Wolfie, happy Saturday to you too.

  51. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:58 am on July 31st, 2010

    Hey Macy, we're at the Big A now — I think we'll go for the sweep!

  52. C. Harris
    12:04 pm on July 31st, 2010

    When my Kentucky relatives ask how I can live in a place where it can get -70, I always say, "no ticks, no snakes" and they understand! I've never seen bedbugs, fleas or sharks either.

  53. Barb & Maggie
    12:06 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Staff, You have so much self control. Barb would be like Wolfie's mom. She would have to rip open the envelope before she even got it in the house. Will you show us another picture of it after you open it up?

  54. Siberian Husky
    12:24 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Macy, Mom wants you to add skunks to your lists of problem critters.

    C.Harris, Mom wants to know if there are skunks above the Artic Circle? I keep trying to get her to move up there, so please say there are no skunks.

    Happy Saturday to you Wolfie!

  55. Riö - The Evil
    12:25 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Envelope!… I would not rip open that envelope…snort!… I would carefully open it with as little damage as possible… grunt!… It is all part of the gift what with The Charming Mr. Abrahams handwriting (possibly!), the Stamp from West Falmouth, these are all important souvenirs I’d say!….wheeze!

  56. Siberian Husky
    12:27 pm on July 31st, 2010

    that should be Arctic, not Artic

  57. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:32 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Mr. Husky – sorry for forgetting your memorable skunk adventure. Hope you are smelling all doggy again. I never understand when the 2 leggers around here say that it smell doggy in here in a rude tone of voice. What's not to love about doggy smell?

    [img ] dog 002.JPG[/img]No bedbugs here.

  58. Siberian Husky
    12:34 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Rio, I may get to see the Rockies play tonight on tv. The game is on the Chicago station, and if the MLB and Direct tv don't wake up at the last minuite and black it out, I MAY GET TO SEE THE ROCKIES ON TV!!

  59. staff
    12:39 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Maggie, I have the doggie fabrics now so I can border your picture. I think I need to take a nap first as the quilt store employees were both with newby quilters who had to have their hands held through choosing fabrics. (waited for 45 minutes in a chair in the back, finally cut my own but still had to wait.)

    Such indecision! Glad I wasn't the clerk!

    Would you like to see just the middle photo? Without borders? I can do that before the nap.

    It'll just take a few minutes.

  60. Siberian Husky
    12:41 pm on July 31st, 2010

    That's cute, Miss Macy…I could never get under a blanket because of heat stroke. Doggy smell is the best!

  61. Barb & Maggie
    12:45 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Staff, I can hold out till after your nap. Sleep tight….. as they say around here.

  62. Macy the Min-Pin
    12:45 pm on July 31st, 2010

    My peeps call what I do "schnitzeling" They used to call it making a burrito, but since my type is German in ancestry, they changed it. I get my nose under the cover, toss it in the air, get under it and twist until I am mostly wrapped up.

  63. Barb & Maggie
    12:49 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Rio, Barb just meant that she would have to open it immediately,

    not really tear it apart.

    She kept the envelope and card that she got with the business cards, and she thinks the hand writing looks the same.

  64. staff
    12:50 pm on July 31st, 2010
  65. staff
    12:50 pm on July 31st, 2010
  66. Barb & Maggie
    12:52 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Macy, You look all cozy in the photo up above. That is cool that you can get wrapped up all by yourself.

  67. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:55 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Macy: I don't have to cover myself. When it's cold my Dad always covers me up before he goes to bed. I have him trained pretty well!

  68. Barb & Maggie
    1:13 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Staff, We went out to pick some beans for dinner and when we came back in my picture was there. Very cool! And Bluecat is beautiful.

  69. Siberian Husky
    1:15 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Bluecat could be a feline cousin of mine…blue eyes and, yes, I do believe there is some eye makeup there.

    Maggie is so pretty!! Both squares look great!

  70. Riö - The Evil
    1:20 pm on July 31st, 2010

    SiberH!….That is great news about seeing the game on TV….Woooo!… I hope it happens that way pal!… grunt!… I’d die if I couldn’t watch my team on TV almost every day starting in April and going through Sept. … heh!

    ARC!… I’m with MagPie on the picture of the ARC after you finally open it and read the first chapter on Monday….snort!snort!…. I hope that will be okay with Spencer’s high powered Lawyers… sniff!

  71. Barb & Maggie
    1:35 pm on July 31st, 2010

    I sort of had my ears down, cause Barb was making me down/stay for the picture, and I wasn't too happy about that.

    Siber H, you are right, Bluecat is wearing eyeliner for sure.

    I was out with Barb for the bean picking and I just got dive bombed by two robins. Their baby was on the ground, and I was just checking it out, sort of up close and jeeze, did they get upset!

    Rio, we were hoping to see the ARC to see if it has a cover or not. We have never seen an ARC before.

  72. Siberian Husky
    1:38 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Quilt Block Question? I have signed my name on a block and am ready to send it to staff. Can I just put it in a legal size envelope and mail it to her? It will get wrinkled.

  73. Macy the Min-Pin
    2:16 pm on July 31st, 2010

    I don't wrap myself up just at bedtime. I do it whenever I feel like it, especially when Belle yells at me like she just did.

  74. Riö - The Evil
    2:26 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Hey!… Is Belle big on yelling?… snort!… Is she a bit grumpy and grouchy?….sniff!… I liked that photo of her last night with her feet up in the air throwing her toy around…heh! Does she like to watch TV? Sports especially?…grunt!

  75. Siberian Husky
    2:28 pm on July 31st, 2010

    I just hope Bess doesn't read this.

  76. Barb & Maggie
    2:35 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Rio, Are you working on a new girl friend?

    I like that "Fast Unfriendly Service" line on your business card.

  77. Riö - The Evil
    2:54 pm on July 31st, 2010

    MagPie!….That was Alice’s brilliant line on the business card….snort!…She knows me all too well..heh!…It is the perfect business card for me…grunt!… I also love the one Melanie made for me too!..heh! …Thank you MagPie for the great idea to begin with!…wheeze!… As for working on a new girlfriend, lets just say a guys gotta keep his options open at all times… sniff!sniff!

  78. Riö - The Evil
    3:01 pm on July 31st, 2010

    SiberH!… I just checked and you will be watching the Game on TV – it starting in a few minutes!…snort!snort!… It is on another channel besides the MLB ……Woooooo!…This is great!

  79. Melanie
    3:01 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Bess is asleep but she will read this tomorrow. Be very careful Riö!

  80. Riö - The Evil
    3:07 pm on July 31st, 2010

    OH NO!…. It has been Blacked Out on that other channel … dammit!…At least here anyway….grunt!…We will be watching it on the MLB channel but poor SiberH!…crap!

    Bess!… Big Bess has nothing to worry about…snort!… My feelings for her will never die…snorkel!

  81. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    3:12 pm on July 31st, 2010

    We had an exciting day today. My mom's friend Leslie is down from New Hampshire (she's a school teacher there and a history buff) so we drove up to Gettysburg to see the museum and battlefield memorial. It was a little hot, although not as bad as last week. We walked around portions of the battlefield, which has about a million markers and plaques. We also saw the place where Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Did you know he had a dog named Fido, although Fido never made it to the White House because he did not like loud sounds (like cannon blasts or trains), and Lincoln was worried that he would not survive the trip to Washington, DC, so Fido stayed in Springfield, given to another family by Lincoln. My dad also bought a book called Dog Jack, which is a slightly fictionalized account of a real dog, who was a mascot of the 102nd Pennsylvania Regiment Infantry. He was with his regiment from 1861 to 1863 until he became a prisoner of war, captured by the Confederate Army at Salem Church, VA. He was later exchanged for a Confederate Soldier whereupon he returned to be with his regiment. There are pictures of him today in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh. All in all, I learned a lot of interesting history about my kind on today's trip.

    Rio — Love the business cards. And the Rockies last night were truly awesome. Set a major league record for 11 consecutive hits (the entire team batted twice in the 8th inning, possibly another record). Wow! I may ask my mom to make a business card for me, although I don't know if quilt supervisor and secret agent go together well on the same card.

    For those who have offered to send money to defray quilting costs here, don't worry about it. My mom says that whatever money you would send should be donated to a local dog rescue society or local Sampson fund equivalent, and that would be much better.


  82. Macy the Min-Pin
    3:19 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Hi, Rio, you gorgeous hunk of pug. Belle here. Grouchy is my middle name. You name it, I'll yell at it. In fact, I just told cousin Holly to kiss my fuzzy butt. I am sick and tired of all these canines taking up my Pop's lap. I AM THE DOG AROUND HERE!*rough*

  83. Riö - The Evil
    3:19 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Wookie!…Wow! Stover and I are both reading The Last of the Dixie Heroes and we are learning some Civil War history as well…snort!…1863 seems to be the big year for re-enactment buffs… grunt!… What a great day you have had. I am so very jealous of you in oh so many ways … sneeze!…We should swamp homes then I could see the Eastern attractions and you could see the Rocky Mountains… heh!

  84. Siberian Husky
    3:24 pm on July 31st, 2010

    RIO!!! It is on my tv!!! It is a miracle!!! We are watching the game!!

  85. Riö - The Evil
    3:27 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Uh oh!… Hi Belle. You best be careful about flinging around words like “gorgeous hunk of Pug”…heh!… My gal Bess won’t take kindly to all that sort of talk coming from another gal Pug….snorkel!

    Wookie!…. Forgot to mention that your generous offer of eating the quilting costs yourself is so very kind of you and your people… grunt!… I hope everyone does donate money to charities for all of our guys in need …snort!

  86. Melanie
    3:29 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Siber-H, Riö will not be pleased.

    We never did find out what shirt admin wore. If anyone ever gets to one of these talks or signings, pictures must be taken!

  87. Melanie
    3:30 pm on July 31st, 2010

    I will be donating to Newfoundland Rescue. Thanks Wöökie and Staff!

  88. Riö - The Evil
    3:35 pm on July 31st, 2010

    OMG!… SiberH! WOOOO!… Thank goodness!… I have a feeling it is going to be another really good game tonight!… heh! … Get ready to clap!clap! clap!clap!clap!…snort!

  89. Siberian Husky
    3:38 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Yippie!! WOO WOO We SAW the 3 run homer!

  90. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:05 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Mr. Husky, I am so happy that you are getting to watch your game. I would be so unhappy if we could not watch our game. The Ballpark is less than 10 miles from our house and the peeps love to go to the games, but not when it is so hot. Couch 1 Ballpark 0! Just hate that those pesky west coast games are so darn late. Lucky mom doesn't have to be at work until 11 tomorrow, so she can stay up late. When she goes to be the TV goes off, and the buttons are too small for me.

    Sorry about Belle. She is extremely outspoken.

  91. Riö - The Evil
    4:10 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Puppies!… Someone just got her puppy fix by going out to Melanies website and clicking on the Log link… snort!… They are really, really looking like little Newfs now, oh so fluffy!…heh! …Perfect yet, because there is no drool happening yet!… grunt!

  92. staff
    4:14 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Siber H,

    About mailing. Could you tape it to a piece of light cardboard? It shouldn't hurt it much to get wrinkled if it is all cotton.

    But I worry about some of you who are using unusual mediums.

    If I can't iron it without a problem then tape it to the cardboard. Just a light piece like a cereal box or pantyhose insert…Do they even have pantyhose inserts any more? Haven't worn them for 20 years.

    Will that work for you?

    If it can be ironed just fold it into an envelope and put that inside a slightly bigger envelope and mail away.

    If you are sending pearls etc then tape it and cover the front with some soft material, quilt batting paper towels, whatever and tape that down too. Put it in a manila envelope with bubble wrap in it. Mark it "fragile, hand stamp", and pray. Or use a box.

    I have found the framing fabric I want for BlueCat and Maggie's blocks. I am going to put in a tiny 1/4 inch border of framing fabric and then the black and white border. I expect those two to be done tonight.

    Rio and I will have to discuss his. Email me with your ideas off list between innings. (If possible) We can figure out the design.


  93. Riö - The Evil
    4:17 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Belle!… That’s okay about her being out spoken!…cough!… I think all Pugs are a bit noisy and let themselves be heard no matter what!…sneeze!… Politically Correct is not in my vocabulary…heh!

  94. Riö - The Evil
    4:33 pm on July 31st, 2010

    SiberH!…Did you see Brad Hawpe at first base do the splits to catch that ball!…heh!…Brad usually plays outfield but with Helton out, and Giambi – don’t know where he is – Brad is having to cover first base!…snort!… He is doing an outstanding job so far!….Woooo! … He is one of our favorites!…sniff!

  95. Riö - The Evil
    4:38 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Staff!… I will be in touch!…snort!… Never fear, but not tonight!…sniff!…The Cubbies are in town and I’m very busy helping my team win big time again…heh!… I do have questions and stuff to ask you…sneeze!

  96. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:39 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Mr. Wookie you are so generous, I can't wait to see myself on a square.

    Belle says to tell Rio that her motto is is you can't take the heat stay out of the doghouse. The pups and I never know when she is going to go of on us. She doesn't usually yell at Holly, since Holly is part Pug too.

    Oh, and these are my pups when they were still little.

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  97. Barb & Maggie
    4:52 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Macy, Are those all Min-Pin puppies? They are very cute.

    Staff, Can't wait to see my square!

    I would be happy to scoot off to NYC to help with the little rat problem. I have a sister who lives outside of Boston. Maybe she would team up with me and we could take the city by storm.

  98. Siberian Husky
    4:53 pm on July 31st, 2010

    I SAW it, Rio!!!

  99. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:13 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Barb, on my side, they are all min-pins, as for their fathers, well I would rather not talk about it. (I've not even talked to Mom about it) Let's just say that the one in the front, Biddie, has a different father than the other three.*shiver*

  100. Riö - The Evil
    5:17 pm on July 31st, 2010

    CRAP!….SiberH! Did you see how HIGH Dexter jumped for that!… shoot!…Cubbies score 3 on that homerun and now we are tied!…dammit!

  101. Barb & Maggie
    5:17 pm on July 31st, 2010

    You go girl (or you went, girl!) Biddie looks like there could have been a chocolate Lab passing thru. I hope your wild days are over and you have that condition under control!

  102. Siberian Husky
    5:23 pm on July 31st, 2010

    I saw it Rio…I'm having to share my chew strips with mom now. This is getting tense.

  103. Barb & Maggie
    5:39 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Good night, sports fans. We will check in with you in the morning, and it should be Sundays with Ingrid!

  104. Riö - The Evil
    5:42 pm on July 31st, 2010

    WOW!…SiberH gets to see Carlos Gonzalez hit a homerun for a Cycle!…Woooo!… He hit a Single, a Double, a Triple and a Home Run tonight!….holy cow!…Plus! The Rockies win the game 6 – 5…Zowie! …heh!…I wonder how our friend Rosie is feeling tonight…snicker!

  105. Riö - The Evil
    5:48 pm on July 31st, 2010
  106. Riö - The Evil
    5:49 pm on July 31st, 2010
  107. staff
    5:50 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Well I have all my border fabric cut and the blocks are ready to go except I forgot I had to rinse the ink on the photo's so they are now air drying and I am ready to go in the morning.

    I think I will go to bed early again.

    I took a percoset because of my aching back and legs and now I am all itchy. I sure hope that doesn't start ruining my fun with percoset.

    I have trouble with pain killers because of the kidneys and right now they don't even want me to take Tylenol. Sheesh.

    I don't need it much. I guess they let me have some to take home because I didn't ask for it in the hospital very often. They kept trying to give it to me, but my theory on pain is you need a little to tell you when to be careful.

    However my back feels much better right now. Much better. teehee

    Night all.


  108. Siberian Husky
    5:52 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Our electricity just went off and it could go off again, but at least it waited until the end of the game. What a game, Rio! Gonzalez is my hero! I finally got to se the Rockies play a game, and they won it!

    Rio, Who is Rosie?

  109. Siberian Husky
    6:00 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Wookie, we would be pleased to donate money in your honor to Siberian rescue. There is no Golden Rescue in this state or we would donate to them. Goldens don't seem to need to be rescued as much as huskies. Mom says it is because your tribe is saner than my tribe.

    Those are very cute puppies, Miss Macy. They look like you took very good care of them.

  110. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:05 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Barb, mom thinks you may be right about the Lab. Biddie is taller than Annie and me both, and due to the fact that she is still a little awkward, we are not sure that she has stopped growing. As for the "situation", Biddie, Annie and I all went together to take care of it. No pups for us. Holly and Belle are out of the game too.

    Say, staff, mom says if you want to get rid of those Percocet, she will take them off your hands, hehe. You take good care of yourself and that spiffy new kidney.

  111. Siberian Husky
    6:06 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Staff, thank you for the instructions, and I will do my best to follow them. My square is very simple and can be ironed.

    Alice and Abbie, try to get staff to not overdo it. She needs to take it easy.

  112. Riö - The Evil
    6:09 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Rosie!…Well there is the Author’s daughter Rosie, and then there is the guy that my friend works with who is a Cubs Fan big time (nick name of Rosie) … snort!… I think I explained him last night, but anyway he was at last night’s game…heh! and also tonight’s game …heh!heh!…Poor sap!

  113. Riö - The Evil
    6:12 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Good Night All!…Bed Bugs Beware!…snort!… I am on the case!…Yawn!….See you all tomorrow at some point!…sniff!

  114. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:22 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Thank you Mr. Husky. I did my best with the kids. We don't know what caused little Dougie to cross the Rainbow Bridge after he went to his new home.

  115. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:35 pm on July 31st, 2010

    Macy out.

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