Stoneham

Tonight at 7, Stoneham Library, Stoneham MA: Spencer Quinn and Peter Abrahams in a rare joint appearance.

Welcome Romeo and Book-Loving Dude.

Many thanks to Linda Wentworth and all the great people in Leverett.

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  1. Melanie
    9:12 am on September 22nd, 2011

    “rare joint appearance”? Snort, as a certain evil one would say!

    Good Morning All!

  2. Rose
    9:26 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Good Morning Melanie!

    Rare joint appearance….:)

    To all those who are ailing, sending out good wishes from Westchester for speedy recoveries!

    Rio: Thank you for the update….4 1/4 hours of work and counting…

  3. Sam
    9:39 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Siber-H’s picture is up on top. I love seeing him with his mountain of toys. That poor baby just has nothing to play with. Molly told me about a Mission adventure where she and Siber-H used the Mission credit card to order dog toys. Ha ha. Commander Rio confiscated the credit card.

  4. Tupper and Gilly
    9:40 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Carpola – should have asked Wolfie to blur us to Leverett last night
    Good rainy morning to all.

  5. B.Stover
    9:47 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Have another great event Spence…..and Peter. (Do you change shirts? Or hats?) LOL!

    Good morning all. (I’m going back to bed with juice and tissues.)

  6. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:47 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Stoneham!….snort!….This should be interesting. They seem to think that quote, “Abrahams is also Young Adult author, Spencer Quinn.”….heh!….What a surprise when they find out Spencer is not who they think he is….chorkel! …Stoneham is up above Boston. I wonder if there is a Red Sox game this afternoon. He could stop off watch the game and then head on over to sign some stuff….heh!

  7. Rose
    9:48 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Wear your (Yankee) hats Friday! The live trackers seem to be very busy…no link seems to open.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/space-satellite-uars-hit-earth-friday/story?id=14562819

    SiberH: I saw your picture on top too! :)

    Good Morning Everyone!!!

  8. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:49 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Stover!…Poor thing still feels like crap!…snort!… I hope she hasn’t been nipping at the wine bottle. That always gets her sinus’ raging within…sniffle!

  9. Melanie
    9:56 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Riö, I can’t imagine how much prep work is used for your friends’ projects. More power to her art and to her Brutal Walking.

    When did Spencer start writing Young Adult?
    I thought that was Peter?

    Does ANYONE ever edit anything anymore?

    (Rose: Ummm, I believe that the Satellite parts are attracted to Yankee hats. People should wear their Red Sox hats!)

  10. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:24 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Prep!… Far too much time is spent prepping a project…grunt!… She says each and every piece of paper must be first selected for color, measured and cut, twirled, rested, glued, and then shaped….snuff!…All before anything can be put together to resemble anything….snort! …I think it is insanity! But she says it takes her mind off all the stuff that bugs her each and every day….snuffle!…Which is a lot lately, let me tell you!…huffle!

  11. Rose
    10:36 am on September 22nd, 2011

    B: Hope you are feeling tip-top soon. I hope your tissues have aloe in them, so you can avoid the red nose. :)

    Melanie: Ahem…I think the Red Sox owe a debt of gratitude to the Bronx Bombers for keeping them (so far) in the wild card.

    Rio: I really admire your friend’s artistic ability. All her hard work pays off in the beauty of her completed projects.

  12. Masquers
    10:42 am on September 22nd, 2011

    A one in 3,200 chance of being hit? Gulp. That’s a lot better odds than…than…winning the lottery! We won’t know until a few hours before today? Friday? Saturday? Sounds like the local weather types with their 50/50 forecasts of rain. Let’s see unsmiling Seattle announcer talking of debris plunging to Earth. Will WeatherKat be a goner? Sob. (stay tuned for further updates)

  13. Rose
    10:48 am on September 22nd, 2011

    WeatherKat: Fortunately, kats have nine lives! You, my friend, are destined to live a long life! Besides, no one could ever take the place of our resident WeathKat!!!!

  14. Rose
    10:49 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Oops…that would be WeatherKat!!!!!!

  15. Rose
    10:50 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Masquers: Together again!!!!

  16. Rose
    10:52 am on September 22nd, 2011

    BTW: I am taking the Prof to see “House of Dark Shadows” at the Tarrytown Music Hall tomorrow. He’s a fan, I’m not. Oh, the things we do for love…..

  17. Masquers
    10:53 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Rose: It is a great comfort to me having you by my side.

  18. Rose
    10:59 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Masquers: The feeling is mutual.

  19. Masquers
    11:03 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Funny how they were comforting us with the odds being similar to being bitten by a shark or getting a hole-in-one – both of which require your person to be either in the ocean or at a golf course. Meaning, I suppose, it will all depend on where one is at the time. Isn’t that always the way it is? Another road taken-another fate.

    Rose: Thank you for the 9 lives reminder. I’ll have to check the inventory to see how many I have left…..

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:19 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Vampire!….Dark Shadows was one of my friends favorite daytime soaps when she was a kid…heh!… She was even allowed to see the movie, “House of Dark Shadows” when it came out…sniff!… Although, the movie was a lot more graphic than the tv series at the time. Jonathan Frid, the guy who played Barnabas is still alive by golly!…woooo!

  21. Snowhook Bella
    11:29 am on September 22nd, 2011

    I wonder who is taller—Spence or Peter? :)

    I hope all those who are ailing or hurting are feeling tip top soon.$

    AJ is listening to the Dog Who on his travels to pick up the team.

  22. Melanie
    11:36 am on September 22nd, 2011

    I love our vet. He’s very good, but there is nothing like talking to someone who as actually taken the road that we are on.

    We have been following the vet’s advice completely and to the “t” and Patsy has been limping more and more. With the weather the last two day (rain and more in forecast) she has been hurting. The last time I talked to Dr. C he mentioned Fentanyl patches.

    So I called our friend (another Newf breeder who went through this several years ago) and she asked how I was and I broke down in tears. Told her everything and how did she handle the pain issue.

    First, she gave her dog a lot more tramadol than we were (notice the were) and she said the patches are great. Expensive but great. Her dog did not limp. She was high and happy. At this point that is what I’d like for Patsy. The leg that has cancer won’t explode or anything if she uses it and she’ll be able to if she can’t feel the pain.

    That is what I wish for my dear girl. So we called the vet and told him to send the prescription in, upped her dose of tramadol and this afternoon she has an acupuncture appointment.

  23. BARB & MAGGIE
    11:38 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Good morning all. Working at the CL place today.

    Just a quick comment then back to work. I checked through the copies I kept of the recipes, and I think the Dog Biscuit error is on my part. I copied some of the recipes from the blog. These mostly were the ones that T & Gs Mama posted for the parties. Aug 23, 2010 recipes (I think)is the date this one appeared. I copied the recipe in question, but it started with 2 cups of milk at the top of the page. Evidently part of it should have been on the proceeding page, if that make sense. I did have to cut and paste a few that ended up on 2 pages. Evidently that was the case here and I didn’t notice it. I could not find the rest of the recipe. Sooo sorry.

  24. BearSpiritDog
    11:38 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Spence & Peter together. Hmm…that should be an interesting presentation.

    Bear isn’t worried about falling satellite debris. Wookie is an expert in these matters.

    Someone here is feeling slightly better today. She was finally able to get some sleep with the help of the m-e-d-i-c-a-t-i-o-n. On behalf of all those here on the blog who are wounded or feeling less than tip top – we thank you.

    Taking it easy today. The computer may or may not be left on for Bear to post. Still waiting for our pawtographed copy of The Dog Who…..

  25. Melanie
    11:51 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Well at 11:36 I wrote a comment and it’s being moderated. But in the few minutes since then, things have already changed.

    In a nut shell, Patsy has been limping more and more.

    Talked to the vet and to a close friend who’s dog also had the bone cancer. She used the “F” patch ( I think that’s why I was moderated) for her dog. We are getting it but only to use much later. Turns out that if Dan got a hold of it that would NOT be good.

    So we are upping Patsy’s other meds, hoping for better weather, and will have a happy, happy, hopefully pain free dog.

    She also has an acupuncture appointment this afternoon.

  26. Melanie
    11:52 am on September 22nd, 2011

    Soooo, add to can’t not post list, the names of medications that keep you pain free.

  27. Melanie
    12:05 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Where, oh where, has my grammar gone,
    Oh where, oh where can it be?
    You’d think with all of my schooling now
    I’d know double negatives can’t be.

  28. Snowhook Bella
    12:07 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Add Patsy to the list of thoughts and prayers for continued comfort and healing.

    Melanie: Wonderful poem.

  29. BARB & MAGGIE
    12:22 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Melanie mentioning of the F-patch reminded me, the f word is used closer to 10 times in Dog Who, not 5 as previously reported. That is if you count the times that ing is added to the word. Not sure anyone really cares.

  30. B.Stover
    12:51 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Double negatives are interesting. Chaucer used them often. We do today also as litotes (figure of speech using understatement): “That’s not bad!”

    Rio: I have only been nipping the juice of the pineapple not the juice of fermented grapes. LOL!

    Thank you Rose.

    I hope Patsy starts feeling better.

  31. Masquers
    1:02 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Healing prayers for Patsy. I know the acupuncture treatment will help. Melanie, the weather does play a large part in joint aches and pains, as you well know.

    Weather. To Buddy, TC and the Howlers – sending some of our Saturday weather your way for the Reunion. (If only we could…) Paws crossed the predicted rain will pass you by.

  32. Masquers
    1:04 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Oops, didn’t post…..

  33. Masquers
    1:05 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    What the Hey…..

  34. Masquers
    1:07 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Very nice weather for The End of Days. Going out with a smile.

  35. Siber-H
    1:34 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Patsy, Feel better! We love you!

    The crashing satellite is nothing to worry about. I read that FEMA is ready for a rapid response if any pieces fall on the the U.S. Personally, I’d rather depend on Wookie.

  36. Masquers
    1:40 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Siber-H; Quite right. But…what is that I see for Friday’s temps. Something falling? Debris? Oh, it’s leaves. whew!

  37. Siber-H
    1:41 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Mom watched Dark Shadows and saw the movie.
    Is the House of Dark Shadows Rose and the Prof. are going to the same Dark Shadows?
    I think they are making a new Dark Shadows movie with Johnny Depp.

    Sam, All is not well with my mountain of toys. My new stuffed Huskies aren’t in it.

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:44 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Satellite!…I heard on the news this morning that they “think” the Satellite Junk is not going to fall anywhere in the US….snort!….This means some poor pug in China will get clobbered instead of me…grunt!

    Rose!… Somehow while writing this post I remembered that you asked how the book A Pugs Tale is going….snort!…. It’s pretty good because it has pugs in it. In fact there is constant reference to a certain pug named Max, who is very lucky and gets to go to work with his gal each day at a Museum of Art……grunt!…Although, the narrator is always talking about him snorting, grunting, wheezing, gasping,and snoring for some reason….sniff! …It’s all pretty normal, no need to bring it up all the time…wuffle!

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:47 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Johnny!….OMG! A Dark Shadows movie with Johnny Depp in it!??…grunt!….My friend is going to be over the moon after she hears this news…heh!

  40. Siber-H
    1:51 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Rio, I just googled it. The new Dark Shadows movie with Johnny Depp will be released next May.

  41. Siber-H
    1:58 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    It’s a Tim Burton movie.

  42. Macy the Min-pin
    2:09 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Mom never missed “Dark Shadows”. She would whistle the theme and scare the bejeebers out of her little sister. Also tortured her with “the hand”. (That’s what the parents get for using a cheap babysitter in the summer).

    Patsy, loving kissies for your hurts.

    What is the F-patch?

  43. Macy the Min-pin
    2:11 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    The little bit of water that fell from the sky was not enough to help this guy.

  44. Masquers
    2:11 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Good news about the new Dark Shadows move. Johnny Depp is an excellent choice for the part.

  45. Masquers
    2:13 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Macy: The Howlers have some T-storms they would be happy to send your way.

  46. Siber-H
    2:17 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Macy, It is a patch for pain. They are using them a lot for dogs these days.

    That photo is funny.

  47. B.Stover
    2:20 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    I definitely want to see Dark Shadows with Johnny Depp. What fun!

    Macy: That picture….ewwwwwww…

  48. Rose
    3:01 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Sending prayers for Patsy. Hope she will be tip top soon!

    SiberH: We are going to see the original “House of Dark Shadows” on the big screen. The Prof never had a chance to see it when it was originally released.

    http://tickets.tarrytownmusichall.org/

    The Prof was so obsessed with that show, he actually chose Barnabas as his confirmation name! My only interest in going is because it was shot in Tarrytown, and because I love the Prof so much.

    Rio: I may have to pick this book up. Too bad this blog doesn’t have sound. Then we could hear all your sounds up close and personal. I like the fact that the book takes place in NY!

    Eyes toward the skies….. :)

  49. B.Stover
    3:03 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Here’s a link from Farmer’s Almanac for Beef Barley Stew and Beef Barley dog biscuits.

    http://www.farmersalmanac.com/food/2011/09/19/cooking-for-two-you-and-the-dog/

  50. Siber-H
    3:16 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Rose, You’ll have to tell the Prof. that you found more Dark Shadows fans here on the blog.
    Let us know how you like the movie. The Prof. will like it.

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:23 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Rose!…Have you never the “Begging For Cookies” training video that my friend shot of me when I wasn’t looking?…snort!

  52. Rose
    3:25 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    SiberH: I will definitely let the Prof know that. I’m amazed that there are actually so many on the blog that remember the show. The Prof was thrilled to hear the film was playing, so I know he’ll really, really like it!

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:26 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Rose!…”Seen.” Have you never SEEN the “Begging For Cookies” yadda yadda…snort!

  54. Rose
    4:12 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Rio: I have not…

  55. Masquers
    4:23 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Rio: I don’t remember it either.

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:31 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    NYTimes!….Hey Dog Who is still #22 on the NY Times Best Seller List…heh!….This is good news for Spencer. I bet he might even grow a few inches taller….snorkel!

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:27 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Re-read!… I was just re-reading today’s main post because there is so much information being bandied about that I felt like I missed something…snort!….Sure enough! I missed the fact that someone said Spencer and Admin (aka The Charming Mr. Abrahams) would be making a Rare Joint Appearance ….heh!…Seriously? Those two guys are always sitting around together arguing about something….grunt! …It’s like they almost have to be in the same room together. Weird.….sniff!… I wonder what would happen if they became separated while on one of these signing stints. Who would find their way home first?…heh!

  58. BearSpiritDog
    5:34 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    ohhhh. My order came!!! The dedication was so much better than expected! Thank you Spence!!! We are feeling better already. Tip Top in fact!

  59. Tupper and Gilly
    6:07 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Hey everyone – add us to the Dark Shadows fan club. Remember when Quentin was THE sex symbol of the day? Old Barnamus was scary but sexy? Ummm, no . At least not to our grammar school eyes. Went to see the movie. Scared us half to death and we remember the finals scene to this day. Don’t remember another blinkin thing about the movie, but we do remember that finale. Yikes!
    And what about that Angelique? Now there was a chick who could have used some v a l i u m

    Barb and Maggie – ok, we can understand how that could happen. We are going to have Liz fix the PDF when we get home and can send the exact measurements. We can also email to anyone who wants to edit their cookbook or we can post the recipe on the blog. Just as long as Maggie gets her biscuits.

  60. Tupper and Gilly
    6:09 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Melanie – nose kisses to Patsy Ketchum.

  61. Barb & Maggie
    6:11 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Bear, What did he write?

  62. Rose
    6:13 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Bear: I’m so excited for you!! (whispering) Would you tell me what your dedication said?

    T&G: LOL! Yes, I do remember Quentin (David Selby) being the hottest thing since sliced bread.

    http://davidselbytx.tripod.com/selby.jpg

  63. Barb & Maggie
    6:15 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    T & G, Think we will just take a sticky note, write the ingredients on it, and stick it on the page for the ones we are giving out. Can you put it on the blog, then we can all write it down? We have all the pages we sent to Bee, and only half the recipe is on the page we kept, so it went out wrong from the beginning. Thanks.

  64. OleyHowlers
    6:18 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Hey Plunderers!
    Spencer and Peter at same place at the same time. Imagine that. hmmm

    All of us send our love to Patsy, and Meashka sends her special healing powers. She wishes she could get there to apply the medicinal science she has been studying.

    We would like to start up a petition to get Siber’s stuffed huskies down from that shelf. TAKE THEM DOWN TAKE THEM DOWN TAKE THEM DOWN !!!

    Guess what? Mom just got banged real hard in the head by Shiek. It was an accident. Annie was being a brat, and Mom had to reach around her to pick up Shiek’s lead from the ground. He happened to pop his head up at that same time, and BANG! She now is sporting a black eye. Just in time to re-meet all of her family. The gods must be against this reunion! But the covered bridge thru which all must drive to follow her directions, just reopened. It was closed on Tuesday due to a truck hitting the height-restriction bar. So, perhaps some of this bad luck is turning around?

  65. BearSpiritDog
    6:46 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    I am twirling, twirling! He signed: To BearSpiritDog, a Plunderer and Friend of Chet. Plus Chet’s pawtograph! After talking with Rebecca at Wellesley Books we were expecting him only to have time to sign the name, so this was delightfully unexpected. The book is a pristine copy – much better than the one ordered from Amzaon.

  66. BearSpiritDog
    7:00 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    I’ve twirled myself into exhaustion. Have to go lay down. will be back tomorrow – Bear

  67. Melanie
    7:07 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    OUCH! A black eye. Jeepers. . .

    I always manage to do something to myself just before my birthday. So what story are you going to tell your relatives? The plunderers could help make up a doozy!

    Ice?

  68. B.Stover
    7:46 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    That is a great inscription Bear.

    I made a doctor’s appointment for tomorrow morning. Good night all.

  69. OleyHowlers
    8:13 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Great signing for sure Bear. We are twirling for you and wishing we would have ordered one as well.

    Get well, Stover! Do you think this is weather-related? We are blaming everything on the weather these days.

    So far, Mom’s eye is not looking bad. Now if only we could tie her down until the Great Reunion.

    As far as her story, she will use the same one she always uses…Pop has a bad temper. heh heh

  70. Siber-H
    8:32 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Nurse Meashka, Make sure your mom uses ice on it. That should help keep any swelling down.

    Mom has had to go to the doctor with injuries inflicted accidentally by dogs. She always had the feeling the doctors didn’t believe her dog stories.

  71. Melanie
    8:46 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Siber-H, same here. I remember going to the hospital one time with YSAS. I had tripped over a dog and landed on a wood holder busting a rib or two.

    YSAS and i were doing our comedy routine explaining what happened and the nurse asked him to leave. Then she asked me if I was under any kind of threat or was scared to go home. I said no. I really was a dog. they were large and I just tripped.

    Luckily, my doctor had seen my Pack and understood and I was cleared.

    I think it’s good that they do that, but when you have dogs you can get some mighty weird looking bruises.

  72. Melanie
    8:49 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Three things. First, I am not a dog. That was supposed to say “IT”. Jeez Louise.

    Second: B. Stover, glad you’re going to the doctor, don’t do anything he says UNLESS you think it’s a good idea.

    Third: Do we have a list of Plunderers Birthdays on Dishlickers? Not having a brain, I CAN”T REMEMBER anything!

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:53 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Walk!…heh!…We did NOT go on the Brutal Walk tonight…snort!….Someone here is very tired and very damned grumpy, so we sat out on the patio till the sun went down and read…sniff!…I would love to do that every night of the week. It’s the best and my paws don’t hurt at all tonight…wuffle!

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:17 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Homeward!….Bound!…sniff!…I wonder how Whitey, Pancho, Leftie and all the others are doing on the ride home….snort!… Didn’t Rebeccer say they would all be home this weekend some time?,,,,snorkel!…I also wander how many wallets Pancho and Leftie took off of the tourists…heh!heh!

  75. Siber-H
    9:30 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Pancho and Lefty would have a long run to the Mexican border from Alaska if they lift a few wallets. They could stop by our houses, Rio.

  76. Melanie
    9:33 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Oh my Dog, Riö, I forgot that those two were the pickpockets of the group. Maybe they got enough for the whole kennel to have treats.

    I am so tired that I remind myself of OTAS when he was about 1 1/2. He had played hard all day and fell asleep with his head in the spaghetti bowl. Wish I had a picture of that now! Think of the blackmail potential . .

    TTFN

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:52 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Friends!… I have a feeling Pancho, Lefty and I are going to become fast friends while I am up there in Alaska…heh!snort!… Oh the things those guys can teach me….wooo!

  78. Macy the Min-pin
    10:05 pm on September 22nd, 2011
  79. Tupper and Gilly
    10:13 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Howlers- so sorry to hear about your Mom’s accident with Sheik. We think that if she does have a black eye for the reunion, she should tell the long lost family that she has joined the Roller Derby, and she was in one he’ll of a match the other day- but you should see the OTHER bomber!

    Can’t wait to hear what Rose thinks of the movie. Wonder if she will sleep a wink tonight.

    Bee- we hope you will feel better very soon.

  80. Tupper and Gilly
    10:17 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    ooooo Macy- when we clinked on your link, the iPhone went crazy warning us not to go to the site, not to clink on any downloads, danger Will Robinson, danger!!!

  81. Macy the Min-pin
    10:30 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    How strange. It is the Purina PetCentric site. Mine did not give off any warnings. Perhaps your iPhone is paranoid.

  82. Snowhook Bella
    10:32 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    I need to figure out what Dark Shadows is all about so I can keep up with the conversation. That will be my first order of business after I tend to the dogs and then get a fire going.

    Rio: I have the feeling that the education between you and the Outlaws will go both ways. Gulp…

    Oley Howlers: I have a story similar to Melanie’s story. Not long after AJ and I first moved to Alaska, I fell from the moving snow machine and injured my shoulder. I passed out when it happened only coming to to Luna licking the injured body part with the right amount of pressure to lessen the pain. Tenzing got AJ’s attention that something was wrong. AJ called the nearest medical clinic (about 45 minutes away), loaded me in the car and drove the highway like it was a Nascar track. I made the mistake by joking that the injury happened a couple of weeks prior, but we just got around to coming in now when we were asked when I got hurt. That was it–they separated AJ and I and questioned us both: Was I safe in my home? Had he hurt me before? Did I have a safe place to go? Then they questioned us together and again separately. Once they were satisfied, they let me go home with him bandaged, casted and high on pain pills. In the years since I’ve gone in for a broken nose, pneumonia, a concussion, a fractured back, and an ear infection and they always ask those same questions whether AJ is with me or not—how pneumonia could be be at his hand is beyond me. I tend to be a bit accident prone; AJ has toyed with the idea of wrapping me in bubble wrap before I leave the house…In all seriousness, please take care of yourself.

  83. Staff
    10:37 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    The last time Mr.Staff went to the doctor they asked him if he felt safe at home. Do you think he should have said “Oh it’s OK now, my wife is in Minneapolis.”
    Heh
    He had no idea why they asked it until I told him what was up. He didn’t know they always ask me. Finally men are getting the same treatment.

  84. Barb & Maggie
    10:42 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Hope everyone feels better tomorrow. Oley, keep a close watch on your mama – she is a danger to herself.

    Barb said last year when she went to the hospital for surgery they kept asking her “Do you feel safe in your home?” The first time she answered, Of course, I have a big dog. Then she got what they were asking. Since it is just the two of us it didn’t click at first what they meant.

    Night all, Barb has to rest up for the Crazy Lady place tomorrow. Barb said today she called her over 20 times. One time she told her to turn the tv on and let her know if ch. 10 was clear or fuzzy. Jeeze, what a nutter!

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:47 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Outlaws!…Rebeccer, can Pancho and Lefty sleep inside with me and my friend?…heh!…I’m sure she won’t mind one bit…wuffle!

    Staff!…Are you finally back from your TOGA parties?…snort!… I bet Alice and AbbieTheKat are really mad at you for leaving them alone with that Staff guy…grunt!

  86. Snowhook Bella
    10:49 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Staff: Are you back from your sewing maching extravaganza?

  87. OleyHowlers
    10:50 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    We were catching up on the new T.V. season. Mainly Modern Family. We all love that show.

    Mom always has bruises all over her. Mostly from horses, but also just because she is very clumsy and tends to fall more often than a person who is mildly coordinated. Pop always teases her about it and tends to hold onto her whenever she is on uneven pavement or something. He is also very paranoid that our friends will think he is causing all of those bruises. But we think they all know how clumsy Mom is. Thankfully, she has never hurt herself bad enough to go to a doctor for it.

    Thanks once again for all the good wishes and sympathy. Mom’s eye is just a bit swollen, but not noticeable (yet). We will see what tomorrow brings.

    Good night.

  88. Staff
    10:52 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Naw they weren’t. He gives better laps than I do. He lays around watching TV and reading books and I sit. They like the long laps!

  89. Snowhook Bella
    10:52 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Rio: Strange bed-fellows! It is likely that your friends, Pancho and Lefty will be on the Iditarod trail (if they make the team). Given their lack of manners, I’d suggest sleeping with one eye open. :)

  90. OleyHowlers
    10:52 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Heh Heh… Maggie, you got that right. She really is a danger to herself!

  91. Staff
    10:54 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    I got back from the Sewing machine toga on Monday. Photo’s on my blog. 😀 click on the blue Staff name to see.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Rebeccer!…”If they make the team.”…heh!snort! …For a second there I forgot about the Race…sniff!…I won’t get to hang with those guys as much as I thought afterall…sneeze!

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:11 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Ancient!….Sewing machines make us tired…sniff!….We are going to bed now, upstairs….wuffle!

  94. Snowhook Bella
    11:19 pm on September 22nd, 2011

    Staff: The quilt of the Jones Handcrank is beautiful. It looks like you had a grand time.

    Oley Howlers: I would send you mom some of my bubble wrap, but I think the MG’s would pop it with their horns before it got to you.

  95. Mango
    6:34 am on September 23rd, 2011

    Maybe I am just dense, but is there a place somewhere that shows your appearances before they happen? You have been all around our town, but we never know until too late to make plans to show up.

    Mango Momma

  96. OleyHowlers
    7:29 am on September 23rd, 2011

    Mango, Chet usually tells us here each day where Spencer will be. Also, if you are on Facebook, “like” Chet the Dog page and you will see announcements there.

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