Bernie’s in a bad mood today. “I just can’t believe this,” he says. “For a publicity stunt, these promoters of some beach on the Sea of Azov, wherever the hell that is, parachuted some poor donkey out of a plane. It landed, according to the local paper, in a quote atrocious unquote manner.” Bernie gets up and starts pacing around the office. “What goes on inside some people?” he says.

Hey! A real big question. I don’t even know where to begin, so I don’t.

“How does a walk sound, big guy?”

I’m at the door.

Hat tip (although I never wear one myself) to Seth.



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87 Responses to “Stunted”

  1. Chet The Dog
    4:20 am on July 21st, 2010

    If the bug's still around, patience, please. It's a question of architecture, apparently. "Let's call in I.M. Pei," Admin says. No one laughs but him.

  2. Melanie
    4:21 am on July 21st, 2010

    Chet, I don't know about people either. If you want to know a person, see how he acts with animals.

    Some group has decided that we should kill off grazing animals because they create methane. You have to wonder if it would be safe for "humans" to eat beans.

    "Beans, beans, they're good for your heart, the more you eat, the more . ."

  3. Melanie
    4:23 am on July 21st, 2010

    Chet, I had no problem. My sister bought Dog On It in audio so she and Zoë could listen to it as they drive to Boston and back. Zoë says you sound just like yourself.

  4. B. Stover
    4:32 am on July 21st, 2010

    Chet: You were up late checking on the blog bug…1001. (I thought Admin's comment was funny. People lose their sense of humor when computers don't work correctly.)

    Melanie: I really enjoy Jim Frangione's narration on the audio books. I think he should be Chet's voice in the movie.

    Who is Seth?

  5. B. Stover
    4:33 am on July 21st, 2010

    I didn't have any blog bug bother when I sent that last message.

  6. Siberian Husky
    4:55 am on July 21st, 2010

    We saw video of that donkey on the news. It has gotten so much publicity that I don't think the idiots will pull that stunt again.

    After reading the blog teams reviews of the audio versions of Chet's books, mom says she will order them for me. I'm looking forward to "hearing" Chet.

    We agree with Melanie about how best to know a person. Mom doesn't have any close friends that are not animal people. They don't even have to be dog people. Some of her best friends are cat people.

    Who is Seth?

  7. Melanie
    4:56 am on July 21st, 2010

    Good Morning B. Stover! And Chet and All!

    I just caught up on the last few days. BlueKat is another good looking dude!

    Riö's prayer was wonderful.

    Best wishes to Nancy (Staff), Wöölfie's boys, Riö's friend, Jasper's friend and everyone else.

    Dawson, you discovered Dan's book! Cool. I decided to take some time off from the log for awhile (was really sick) and did Dan's unpublished novel as a serial novel. It was fun. But man, did I get emails when I was a day late.

    Looks like Dan, if he continues the way he is, will be leaving the hospital next week and entering rehab. This will be a great stress reliever. Instead of a six hour round trip, the trip will be a two hour round trip.

    Also the pups go for their well puppy check next week and then August 5th, they have their hearts checked by a canine cardiologist. In breeding Newfoundlands, we have to be careful of hip dysplasia (none in either line), elbows (both parents passed) and canine cystinuria (recessive gene) and a certain type of heart problem.

    The cardiologist can tell if there is a problem with the hearts. So far none in our lines.

    So the pups will be gone between August 6th and August 9th.

  8. Mollypop
    4:57 am on July 21st, 2010

    I can tell if the blog bug is active before I go through all the fuss of trying to post. When I'm down into the comments and then do a refresh, if all is well I will still be at the same spot and have new comments, if any. The blog bug, however, after a refresh will leave me at the very top of the page.

  9. Siberian Husky
    4:57 am on July 21st, 2010

    No blog bug…thank you and good work!

  10. Siberian Husky
    5:03 am on July 21st, 2010

    Thanks for the update on Dan, Melanie. It's very good news after all he has been through.

    Maybe we will get an update on staff later today. I read Dawsons's post from last night.

    I hope Rio's friend is feeling better today.

    Molly, I experience the same thing when the blog bug is present.

  11. Riö - The Evil
    5:30 am on July 21st, 2010

    Donkey!…. Poor ,poor, Donkey!… Stupid, stupid people!… grunt!

    Seth!… Isn’t Seth one of the Charming Mr. Abrahams many children??… snort! … Now I am going to hold my breath and cross my paws in hopes the Blog Bug is fixed!…. wheeze!

  12. Riö - The Evil
    5:34 am on July 21st, 2010

    C-R-A-P!…. Blog Bug is still hounding me for some reason… dagnabit!

  13. Riö - The Evil
    5:35 am on July 21st, 2010

    Hey!… It worked correctly when I posted my second remark!… Yeah! …Thank goodness for small miracles.. grunt!

  14. Sam
    5:51 am on July 21st, 2010

    Aunt Mollysmom and Molly will be here over the weekend and that gives me time to talk to them about my quilt square. Everyone here seems to be hell-bent on ruining my upcoming movie career as Princess.

  15. Riö - The Evil
    5:54 am on July 21st, 2010

    Buzz!… Hey Sammie, how do you like your new hair-cut?… heh! … I think we need a photo of this Buzz-Kut on the Princess!… snort!

  16. B. Stover
    5:59 am on July 21st, 2010

    That is great about Dan.

    Mollypop: How do you refresh this page?

    In a reply to a comment on Facebook, Spence said that after (PA's) current writing project, he will start on the fourth Chet and Bernie novel and that he's looking forward to it. So am I!!!!

  17. Mollypop
    6:11 am on July 21st, 2010

    B. – We use Internet Explorer, but the other ones work the same. On IE, there's a box right after the URL (the http: thing) that has two arrows, one going up and one down. When you put the cursor over it, it will say Refresh (F5). You can click on that to refresh the page or press the f5 key in the top row of the keyboard to do the same thing.

    If the blog bug is not active (ha!), when the page refreshes you will be right where you were before and will have any new comments also.

  18. Riö - The Evil
    6:15 am on July 21st, 2010

    Stover!… That is EXCELLENT news!… snort! … What brilliant person asked him that question I wonder?… golly!… My friend cannot check Facebook from work – but I am going to email her and tell her the great news!…Woooo!

  19. Siberian Husky
    6:17 am on July 21st, 2010

    Thanks for the good news, Stover.

    Sam, I think you will look really cute in a buzz cut. I like the photos I have seen of you with your hair trimmed. As for the movie, they now have hair extensions for dogs (just like Paris Hilton). I saw that on tv.

    It is so hot here that I think I need a buzz cut.

  20. Riö - The Evil
    6:24 am on July 21st, 2010

    Extensions!…. Do you think I could get a tail extention?….snort!… I’d really like to be able to see my tail. I’m told I have one, but I cannot turn around to see it….grump!

  21. Sam
    6:25 am on July 21st, 2010

    Siber – H, wow, hair extensions! I didn't know that. Now I won't have to lie awake, missing my naps, because I'm worried about my hair. Problem solved.

    Thank you, you handsome dog.

  22. Sam
    6:26 am on July 21st, 2010

    Rio, now that your friend has that nifty new camera, ask her to take a picture of your tail.

  23. Riö - The Evil
    6:32 am on July 21st, 2010

    Camera!…. hmmm, unfortunately she will be going crazy this Saturday with that damn camera….crap!…She is loaning out her front yard so some other people can have a yard-sale. … grunt!… Unbelievable! Strange people will be walking all over my grass. This is unacceptable to say the least!…grump! … Although, there will be donuts….mmmmm!

  24. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    6:40 am on July 21st, 2010

    Great news about book 4. Hip Hip Hooray!! Thanks, Stover.

    Mollypop — Sorry about the delay in responding to your question, but I had to check with my mom first. There are actually a couple of options. If you want to sign the block and send it to us, my mom can transpose the photo that you have posted on the blog onto your signed block. If you want to do this, then could you forward your email address to Melanie (Melanie, is this alright with you), who can forward it to my mom, since she has my mom's email address from when my mom made the quilts for the pups. Once we receive your email address, we can send you our mailing address to mail the block to us. If you do this, please check out Staff's general instructions for the type of fabric, size, etc. Alternatively, if you take a photo of the block with your signature on it, and post that along with the picture you want on the block, my mom thinks she can download both and create a block with both your photo and signature that way.

    Gus and Boo Bear — You are certainly not too late to have a block, and have a couple of choices. One option is to make the block yourselves (or partially make it and have Staff finish it) and then mail it to Staff (there are instructions on exactly what to do to make the block from last week on the blog from her, as well as how to get her mailing address). My mom has also volunteered to assist those who would like a picture block, and if you post the picture on the blog, she can download it and made a block for you, which she will then send to Staff, once she has recovered.

    Melanie — my mom asked me to let you know that she got the file that you sent and is already working on your block. But she really thinks you deserve two blocks, one for the pack (which is the one you have sent), but also one for the pups, so if you could figure out what picture you would like to use for that, please post it and she will make that block as well.

    Phfew. A lot of ground to cover. Wookie

  25. Riö - The Evil
    6:50 am on July 21st, 2010

    Nice!…. Wookie you ole wind-bag you really are a star!… snort!… I may be uploading a photo of myself to you also because someone is starting to think she can’t pull off my idea for my square…. drat!…She’s used up all the photo fabric paper and hasn’t gotten a good one yet….grunt!… Then she FINALLY realized her color printer cartridge needs replacing… bugger! …. I will give her the weekend to try and get this sorted out. But if nothing looks good, I will post my photo in hopes of at least having one square on this blog team quilt for Mr. Abrahams (the Charming One)….sniff!

  26. B. Stover
    6:59 am on July 21st, 2010

    Mollypop: It worked brilliantly! Thank you.

  27. Melanie
    7:17 am on July 21st, 2010

    Something Newfoundlands do NOT need more of . . . hair!

    Cleaned out three yards of poop, puppy poop and big dog poop. Have a family coming today. Very nice have had two Newfs before.

    Ummm, does anyone else remember the "WKRP Turkey Drop?"

  28. Mollypop
    7:27 am on July 21st, 2010

    Wookie – My email address was on the blog 2 days ago so Siber-H could send me his pictures. I wrote it out sort of phonetically but Rio turned it into the real thing. He was afraid Siber-H's Mom wouldn't know how to translate it. Ha ha. No harm was done – I get so much spam and it goes right into the spam file anyway. How many more Viagra and Nigerian emails can one person get? So please have your Mom send your mailing address to

  29. Mollypop
    7:29 am on July 21st, 2010

    Melanie – Loved the WKRP Turkey Drop! Who knew they couldn't fly?

  30. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    7:47 am on July 21st, 2010

    Mollypop — Thanks, we will send it to you shortly. BTW, the WKRP turkey drop was a bit before my time, but my mom and dad both loved the show and remember that as one of the funniest episodes, although the entire series was incredibly funny, from Dr. Johnny Fever to Venus Flytrap to Les Nessman. Wookie

    7:55 am on July 21st, 2010

    So did the donkey survive? Can't believe how many dumb people there are out there. We agree with other postings. You don't have to be a dog person, but if you don't respect and honor living creatures, then something is missing in your soul. They were not just put here for our use. At least that's what Barb thinks.

  32. Riö - The Evil
    8:55 am on July 21st, 2010

    Donkey!… I’m afraid to go look at the story!…sniff!… If the poor thing landed in an “atrocious” manner then there is a good chance he didn’t make it….grunt!…If he did make it, he is not in good shape…sob!

  33. Melanie
    9:07 am on July 21st, 2010

    Riö – The Evil Pug

    Crusty outside – soft on the inside!

  34. Riö - The Evil
    9:23 am on July 21st, 2010

    Crusty!….Some days are less crusty than others… snort!… I just think of the terror that poor donkey must have been in all the way down… sniff!… I wonder if his parachute even opened?…. grunt!…Did he pull the rip-cord with his hooves?… sniffle.

  35. Riö - The Evil
    9:37 am on July 21st, 2010

    Now besides having that poor donkey on my mind… snort!… I’m a tad concerned by Chet’s comment about the Fabulous Baker Boy questioning the architectural design of this here blog… wheeze!… We’ve all seen his handy work with the email fiasco’s and the Blog Bug from Hell that keeps returning….snort!

    Gasp!… I wonder what kind of digital wackiness will occur if he does decide to re-structure this place??… sneeze!… Molly could probably fill us in on what will have to happen to accomplish this major programming feat… yikes!

  36. Siberian Husky
    9:43 am on July 21st, 2010

    Donkey news: I think the donkey is okay or they would have said otherwise. This stupid stunt happened in Russia. There is going to be a police investigation, and the idiots may face animal abuse charges.

    RIO!! I think a photo of you SHOULD be on that quilt.

    Wookie? Did you see that blog voted for photo #3 of me? It is still up to you and your mom, though, which photo you think will work best.

  37. Mollypop
    9:46 am on July 21st, 2010

    Rio = I'm way too far away from our blog software. Hundreds of miles in fact.

    Mom is in a quandry about the quilt blocks, but she said I could show you all the pillow she's needlepointing.

    [img ] Posey.jpg[/img]

  38. Siberian Husky
    9:50 am on July 21st, 2010

    That's Beautiful!!!

  39. B. Stover
    10:05 am on July 21st, 2010

    Mollypop: That is wonderful!

    I'm off to a movie.

  40. Melanie
    10:13 am on July 21st, 2010

    Wow, MollyPop's mom!

    Looks like we're going to get hit with some thunderstorms.

  41. Riö - The Evil
    10:29 am on July 21st, 2010

    SiberH!… Somehow, someway there will be a photo of me on the quilt….snort!… It’s all up in the air right now…cough!… If someone can get her act together this weekend and really get going on it… grump!

    Wine!…I can't wait to see Stover's Wine Design!…heh!

  42. Melanie
    10:34 am on July 21st, 2010

    Phone rings.

    Dan wanting Zoë.

    I switch with Zoë and she says just sweep the kitchen.

    Zoë talks to Dan. He is now EATING, applesauce, but he is eating!

    She hangs up and I said, "You're kidding about this sweeping, right?

    She looks and laughs. "I guess I do it when they are asleep."

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  43. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    10:35 am on July 21st, 2010

    SiberH — It will be up to mom (and part of it may depend on which one downloads best), but I think she is leaning to photo #3 as well. Re the donkey, from what I can tell, the donkey survived (barely). Also, I think it may have involved more of para-sailing launch than being dropped from a plane, but the poor donkey was quite terrified (as I think any of us would be) while it was airborne. Wookie

    10:49 am on July 21st, 2010

    Barb just read an article on Yahoo news about 10 typos that spell check won't find. They said the biggest error in the English language is it's vs its. Another biggy was your vs you're. Seems like that just came up of discussion the other day.

  45. Riö - The Evil
    10:55 am on July 21st, 2010

    OMG!… Poor Donkey!…snort!…Someone needs to go to jail and rot…grunt!

    11:10 am on July 21st, 2010

    The puppy pics up above are adorable. They are quite busy, and that is only half of them!

    Barb had a mini donkey for several years that lived with our goats. They are very sweet and easy going. Ours now lives with a young family with 4 kids and 5 other donkeys, so she is in donkey-heaven. Barb was trying to picture our donk being in that situation, and yes, terror would be an under statement.

    [img ] N Crossroads pasture2 (Small).jpg[/img]

  47. Riö - The Evil
    11:15 am on July 21st, 2010

    Joke!…What do you call a donkey with one leg and one eye?…snort!…A winky wonky donkey

  48. Siberian Husky
    11:16 am on July 21st, 2010

    Thanks Wookie! Whatever your mom thinks best is fine with me. I am just thrilled that your mom is doing this for us dogs that have no talents for moms.

    Donkey…I agree, it was para-sailing launch. You can tell in the video that the donkey is terrified. I hope those nasty people are punished. I'd like to launch them.

    Cute PUPPY pictures!! I just had a sad thought, when all the puppies go to their new homes, there will be no more puppy pictures. I'm not sure how to break this news to my mom.

    Dan is recovering!!

  49. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:18 am on July 21st, 2010

    Hello everybody, Wolfie here. While Dad was on a business trip, my boys decided to "borrow" mom's car and meet some girls at the lake at 2:00am. Neither one has such much as a learner's permit, but hey, it's all good because they have been sober since last Friday.

    Mom woke up in the middle of the night and found them gone. (It took her a few minutes to figure out that the bundles under the blankets were not my boys, but pillows.) (Heck, I could have told her that right away. Humans just don't have any sense of smell.)

    Now dad is talking about sending them to a group home, and Wolfie is worried. I do not want my boys to go away again. But I want them to be Good, in the same way that dogs are Good. No dog in their right mind would ever steal a car. It is much more fun to ride shotgun, stick your head out the window, close your eyes, and smell the millions of smells that rush by! Right, Chet?

  50. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:20 am on July 21st, 2010

    Silly humans. Poor donkey. Dogs should rule the planet. No dog would ever make a donkey go parashooting, not unless they actually asked to go. And maybe not even then!

  51. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:21 am on July 21st, 2010

    I'm glad that Dan is better. Yippee!!!

    Melanie, I think you should just just organize the puppies and have them wag their tails at the same time. Dirt and dust would be gone soon!!

    I wonder how Staff is feeling today?

    And where is our Lexi?

  52. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:24 am on July 21st, 2010

    I wonder what movie Bee is seeing today?

    Mom saw Inception, and said it was awful!! She always falls asleep during movies and apparently this movie was loud enough to keep waking her up. I understand because I aways fall asleep during movies too. Especially if I get to cuddle with one of my humans.

  53. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:25 am on July 21st, 2010

    So, what exactly was the hat tip?

  54. Riö - The Evil
    11:43 am on July 21st, 2010

    Hats!… Maybe he meant “hat-trick” – like in Cricket….snort!

  55. Riö - The Evil
    12:19 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Movie!…’ Inception’, is that the one with people getting into other people’s dreams… snort!… The previews looked bad too…sneeze!

    Sox Update!… Oakland 3 – Red Sox 2…. Bottom of the 5th…. heh!

  56. Melanie
    1:33 pm on July 21st, 2010

    From Wikipedia: A hat tip is a cultural expression of recognition, respect, gratitude and so forth. It was usually two men (Love this next part) "feminie hat tipping was rare).

    So hats (except for baseball caps) went out of style in the late 60's. I don't remember ever seeing some one tip their baseball cap to anyone. Unless it was giving signals in a game.

    What expression would we use now? "Hey, fist bump to you?" or "Yo, dude" with a shrug of the shoulders?

    I think my guys sort of jerk their chins up, well, actually their whole heads, but leave their eyes on the other person's eyes.

    Any suggestions?

  57. Siberian Husky
    2:05 pm on July 21st, 2010

    The movie, "Inception", is directed by the same guy who directed, "Memento". "Inception" doesn't look like a very good movie. I'll go with Wolfie's mom review of it.

    Maybe Stover will give us a movie review of whatever she went to see.

    Hats…They still wear western hats in my part of the country, and, yes, the cowboys do tip their hats upon occasion. Mom says that a cowboy hat can make a guy that is average looking, look a whole lot better.

  58. Siberian Husky
    2:10 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Rio, Perhaps when staff gets back online, you can find her a get-well type of e-card from all of us. I know that I don't have to tell you that I don't know how to do that. If staff doesn't go back and read all our posts, maybe it could even be a surprise.

  59. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:17 pm on July 21st, 2010

    SiberH: Mom read Chet's book, then she got the book-on-CD and listened to it — this isn't something she does very often, because usually just reading the book is enough. But she said the CD narration was spot on — it was the same voice she "heard" while she was reading the book! Now Mom and Dad are getting ready to go on a long trip (they're leaving Buford and me in the kennel at my vet's office, but that's OK because we like everyone there, and they like us, too), and Mom's thinking about getting the Chet CD again for everyone in the family to listen to. Dad just keeps rolling his eyes when Mom and I talk about Chet's blog, so she wants to turn Dad into a Chet-fan, too!

  60. Siberian Husky
    2:20 pm on July 21st, 2010

    I wish Wolfie's boys would realize just how lucky they are and how much they are loved. It takes awhile, sometimes. There is hope, Wolfie!!

  61. Siberian Husky
    2:33 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Thanks, Kirby…We are definately ordering the audio version of the books. I'm glad you are staying with your vet. I think that is the smartest and the safest way to board animals. I like my vet clinic, too.

  62. Melanie
    2:45 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Whew, It's almost time for the Western troops to take over the blog. We won't mention the Red Sox. Zoë and I are taking the day off tomorrow. Play with dogs and puppies. Looking forward to it. Hitting the sack!!

  63. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:02 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Melanie: I liked the sweeping picture! Are newfs bad shedders? I have short hair so I don't shed too bad, but Buford leaves lots of hair everywhere he goes!

  64. Riö - The Evil
    3:13 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Hey!….This part of The Wild Wild West reporting for duty!…snort!… Did the Red Sox lose?…Awww shucks!…. Course the Rockies are looking very lack luster tonight as well….drat!…Fish 5 Rockies 0 – bottom of the 3rd… grunt!

    Tip of the Hat!… The expression now takes on a whole new meaning…snort!…So the Charming Mr. Abrahams was acknowledging his son Seth for some special reason!….Wooo!… I wonder what Seth did?… grunt!… Was he with his Uncle(s) swimming the Bay Challenge?… grunt!… It could be a million different things…wheeze!…That family seems so gifted in so many different ways… sneeze!

  65. Mollypop
    3:20 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Whew – We drove to Buffalo and then Mom hurried down to the harbor – she's on the race committee that runs sailboat races – and after all that, the race was called off. Too much wind! Sailboats usually love wind but this was dangerous. 29 mph!

  66. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    3:31 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Kirby. Wish your folks a safe trip for all of us and please be sure to look out for Buford while you are both at the vet's. We will miss you while you are there, but will look forward to your return. Would Buford be interested in blogging too; you could help him. He really sounds like a nice guy. Wookie

  67. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:42 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Wookie: Thanks, but their trip isn't actually until next month, so you don't have to miss me just yet! They're going back home to Iowa — Rio, I know you had visitors from Iowa you weren't thrilled about, but Mom and Dad are happy about going there. They're timing their visit so they can go to the Iowa State Fair — the best fair in the whole wide world! Mom used to show her pigs there when she was younger.

    And I do try to be a good brother and watch out for Buford at the vet's. Mom and Dad always ask for us to be together in the large indoor/outdoor kennel, so that way Buford won't be scared of being alone someplace new. I will ask him if he'd like to join the blog, but I would definitely have to help him since he can't see the keys. Maybe I could teach him how to touch-type?

  68. B. Stover
    3:44 pm on July 21st, 2010

    I took the hat-tipping as congratulations. And I don't know that Seth is a son.

    Rio: I'm not designing my quilt square with wine. I'm embroidering my initial on it…chain, cross, and satin stitches.

    The movie I saw was Despicable Me and it was cute.

  69. Riö - The Evil
    3:44 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Grandma!….. Yippee!! … There is a good chance that we will be able to get Grandma out of the nursing home and bring her over to our house the day of the yard-sale…snort!…That being this Saturday morning, early, too damn early in fact!… grunt!… I think Grandma will have a good time watching the yard sale stuff in the shade with her muffin and coffee!… gruff!… My friend and Grandma have had many a yard sale together that’s for sure… heh!…Even though most of this garbage won’t be my friends stuff she will still be ‘supervising’ I am sure… wheeze!… Now, I am actually looking forward to this day…yip!yip!yip!… I love Grandma!

  70. Riö - The Evil
    3:50 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Stover!… I have a book that the Charming Mr. Abrahams wrote in my paws right now and it says,…snort!…”For my children, Seth, Ben, Lily and Rosie, with love”….cough!…I think he is tipping his hat to his Eldest Son….grunt!

    Despicable Me!… Now that looks like a good movie!…heh!

  71. Barb & Maggie
    4:26 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Thank you Rio for solving the Seth mystery. Barb remembered Lily and Ben, because she has 2 grandchildren with those names, but we tried googleing and came up with just the fact that Mr. A has 4 children, no names mentioned. We knew he dedicated at least 1 book to them, and one 2 his dogs.

  72. B. Stover
    4:30 pm on July 21st, 2010

    The movie is about the "villain" and three orphans and the yellow characters that are in the commercials. It is funny and charming.

    Thank you for the info on Seth.

  73. Riö - The Evil
    4:38 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Buford!… I would really like to meet Buford… heh!…His name alone is so interesting… grunt!…Actually, Buford and Kirby are both great names….sniff!…Kirby seems to be a Stand-Up kind of guy with his amazing research abilities …heh!… That is invaluable to us here on this ‘living blog’….gruff!…Just like the English language, we are growing and expanding in our knowledge and acronyms also!…snorkel!… One day WE, The Blog Team, will be in Wikipedia… hmmm…well..Cough!

  74. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:46 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Ditto on all the good wishes, from me and the pack.

    Darn, Rangers are going down in flames, but still ahead of the Angels.

    Mom did not go to sleep until she finished "Last of the Dixie Heros" and then could not get to sleep from being too caught up in the story. She said 5 o'clock really comes early when you only get 3 hours of sleep. Luckily, I can sleep all day. My job only starts when Mom gets home. Keeping her warm, even when it is 100 degrees outside.

  75. Riö - The Evil
    4:47 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Stover!… Still goes to the Movie Theater!… snort!… Both of us find that Facinating…yup!

    Rockies!… CRAP! Florida 5-2

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    Wot the Hell!…snort!

  76. Riö - The Evil
    4:51 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Macy!…wow. That is really good news for Stover and I… snort!…We are going to read the book “at the same time” and remark on it “in another place” …wheeze!…as we go through it… Gruff!… I can’t Wait for This!… sneeze!…But I have to finish Down The Rabbit Hole first and I am getting closer each and every day…heh! …Love the Ingrid book and do not want it to end. I laughed out loud again today while reading it…Nigel rocks, even when he is sleeping…heh!

  77. Siberian Husky
    4:53 pm on July 21st, 2010

    The Rockies have two more tough days ahead of them because they will be facing two very good pitchers. I think they can pull off at least one win, though.

    It is facinating that there are people who still go to movie theaters. Dogs could go to drive-in movies, but they are no more.

  78. Riö - The Evil
    5:18 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Amazing!…. She can go right from the Rockies game …snort!…Be totally distraught and then watch a cooking show and be all happy again…grunt… Me, I just mope about the game and the loss… dammit!…Going to my warm soft bed with my baseball toys all in the right place to sleep off my dissapointment!….dammit! …. I may come out later, but right now I am pissed off… grump!

  79. B. Stover
    5:27 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Movie theaters have large screens.

  80. Riö - The Evil
    5:56 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Sniff!… I never ever thought I would say this, but I really miss AbbieTheKat and …sigh… I sort of miss Alice… grunt!… I sure hope that kidney starts working for Staff…sob!…We miss her terribly too!…sniff! …Get Well Soon Staff!…We love you and miss you around this joint!…sob!sniff!… Back to bed for me, I’m all slobbery now…growl

  81. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:45 pm on July 21st, 2010

    *hands tissue to Rio* Dry up big guy! Heard you are crusty on the outside? mmm, sounds tasty. reminds me of the time with the pie, but that's a story for another time.

    Not that it is any consolation, but the Rangers lost too.

  82. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:48 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Rio: Thanks for your nice comments about Buford and me. Buford was already living here when I moved in, along with his sister, Missy. Dad was walking in the park across from our house one day with Cassie — their other dog, who went over the rainbow bridge before I moved in. (Cassie was short for "Castoff" because she was found in a dumpster! Mom and Dad are real big on rescuing castoff animals.) Dad saw a black plastic bag that was moving, so he picked it up and found a tiny puppy, and he took him back home. Then my boy was sent back out to continue Cassie's walk, and found another puppy. Dad rushed them to the vet, who said they were in pretty sad shape. The whole family nursed them back to health. They didn't look anything alike, but the vet says dogs can still be related even if they don't look the same. Buford got his name because he is a Southern gentleman. Mom says Missy was always the "alpha male," which is confusing because she was a girl dog. (And Mom says she frequently lived up to the other name for a girl dog, too!) Buford always let her have her own way, because he is a gentle giant!

  83. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:52 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Macy, Rio and SiberH: Looks like the Angels just joined the Rockies and Rangers to make it a triple play! They lost to them damn Yankees 10-6. Boo!

  84. FattyKitty
    7:07 pm on July 21st, 2010

    I hope you allow Cats on this blog. I have news of Staff wheedled from a nurse (dogs aren't the only ones who know how to beg). She's out of the ICU and has been walking around. She ate a full meal tonight. My staff (known as the Librarian) is quite impressed. I am too, except for the full meal. I always make sure I get a full meal. I wouldn't accept anything less. And now, time for my nap. As they say out here in Montana, get along, little doggies.

  85. Riö - The Evil
    7:11 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Kirby!…. I climbed out of my bed because she left the computer on and will blame me in the morning …snort!…So I wanted to try and turn it off but then I read your lovely post…sob!… My friend had a Cassie Dog too….We called her “Miss Moo”..cuz she was so fat and black and white like a cow…heh!… I was just little, but Cassie the Butt Sniffing Dog is a legend around here… snort! …We miss her very much both of us, each and every day…sigh…. She was the Bestest Pal Ever…sniff! Goodnight for good now!

  86. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:31 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Rio: I wish I could have meet Cassie. I'm sure I would have like her. Mom says our Cassie was black, like yours. But she was taller than me, and not fat. I've only lived here, but Cassie was a well-traveled dog. She was born in Tennessee, then lived in New York and Maryland before she moved here, because Dad was in the Army. Sometimes Mom and Dad called her Lena, like Lena Horne, because our last name is Horn (but without the "e" at the end). I think I've said before that Dad is real good at giving everyone names, but then he gives everyone nicknames, too. Sometimes it's very confusing! Like when they call me "T Monster." To quote Frankenstein's monster, "I am not a monster!"

  87. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:14 pm on July 21st, 2010

    Ohhhhh…..I get it. Hat tip = tip of the hat!

    I thought it meant giving a tip about taking care of hats, like….oh, I don't know…..don't wash your hat in hot water because it will shrink.


    My brain isn't running on all cylinders, apparently.

    Night all. I hope Staff's kidney IS running better than my brain! Prayers to you all, for peace of mind and heart and good health.

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