Sundays With Ingrid

“Divorce,” Ingrid explained to Nigel, halfway through a very long walk, easily their longest ever, a walk that took them out of Riverbend, onto Main Street and all the way to the Village Green. But divorce meant nothing to Nigel, or to any other dog, even the smartest that ever lived. Did it have meaning for any animals at all? Ingrid scrolled through a few in her mind – bears, deer, crocodiles, geese. She just didn’t know enough about their habits to know. And even with those creatures that mated for life, none of whom came to mind at the moment, did the offspring even bother to stick around for more that a few weeks or months? Life was pretty short for most animals; on the other hand, they had no inkling. Only human beings had inklings about the end part. What was that quote? Ingrid remembered Mom saying it, one day when she’d dragged the whole family to some strange art thing at the Wadsworth Museum in Hartford: Death casts a shadow backwards. Oh, boy. “Death casts a shadow backwards,” she said to Nigel.  His stubby tail drooped, but that might have because he was getting tired. Ingrid was feeling a little droopy herself.

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173 Responses to “Sundays With Ingrid”

  1. Melanie
    4:35 am on October 31st, 2010

    I LOVE INGRID! (and Nigel, of course)

    Divorce . . sucky for humans but as Chet has said about it, the whole thing is different for The National within the Nation.

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1288532140-2010halloween.jpg[/img]

  2. Melanie
    4:36 am on October 31st, 2010

    That silly Pack decided to play a trick!

  3. B.Stover
    4:44 am on October 31st, 2010

    How did you do that Melanie? And Happy Halloween everyone.

    Ingrid should look into the fate of the octopus.

  4. Melanie
    5:04 am on October 31st, 2010

    Morning B.Stover: When my guys were little and wanted to know what wasn't real on TV, we called it "TV magic". So they knew it was not reality.

    This is "computer magic"! (also known as Adobe Photoshop)

    By the way, you could say that the "Reality Shows" are TV magic. When I'm looking for jobs for McKey, they are always looking for ACTORS, to be on the REALITY shows.

    We live in a weird world.

  5. Mollypop
    5:34 am on October 31st, 2010

    Melanie – Great picture. Those Newfies are just full of fun tricks!

  6. Barb & Maggie
    5:34 am on October 31st, 2010

    Happy Halloween! Melanie, hope you can get those silly Newfs down from that tree.

    Hey, does anyone remember Bernie, Ray, Col. Bob and Astrid? Can we get back to the Dry Gulch some time soon?

    Also, Chet, any news on the contest to name the next book? We vote for a contest, even if SQ/PA can't do all the travel and dinner stuff. We also vote for being allowed to submit multiple names, because believe-it-or-not, Barb actually came up with a few good ones.

  7. Riö - The Evil
    5:47 am on October 31st, 2010

    MagPie!…. I vaguely remember the Dry Gulch…grunt!… We are still waiting to hear from Ray who is wired up like a Christmas tree….sniff!… Regarding the contest. What happens if Spencer decides a contest is not possible and some of us have title ideas for C&B 4? …snort!… What happens to those ideas?…sniff!sniff!

  8. Barb & Maggie
    6:05 am on October 31st, 2010

    Siber-H, We have started Storm Front (Dresden Files book #1, which Rio said he would never read. So far, after about 80 pages, it is pretty enjoyable. Harry Dresden is a wizard and deals with crimes that involve magic of the bad kind. We don't usually read sci/fi or fantasy type books, so this is a little different. There are faeries, and other mythical characters, that you have to accept as real to really get into the story.

    The writing is good, and it is sort of snappy and funny at times, rather than dark and macabre.

  9. Barb & Maggie
    6:08 am on October 31st, 2010

    Melanie, what is your opinion so far on Storm Front?

    Rio, If we have a contest, we think all the suggestions should be posted at the end so we can see what everyone came up with. That would be fun, doncha think?

  10. Barb & Maggie
    6:09 am on October 31st, 2010

    Boy, we are sure hoging the blog!

  11. Melanie
    6:15 am on October 31st, 2010

    Barb & MagPie: I'm not up to page 80 yet, but it's starts with a bang and I can hear Harry as a hard boiled noir version of a detective. I'm liking it.

    BTW: Dobby also helped out Harry Potter in Book 4 by hearing about gillyweed. In the movie, he was left out of that.

    I also will refrain from any spoilers from Book 7. I'm looking forward to the next two Harry Potter movies; both from Book 7.

  12. B.Stover
    6:26 am on October 31st, 2010

    The "bad elf" mentioned last night was probably a reference to Kreacher who isn't really bad and who plays an important role in book 7. I wonder if he'll be in the movie. I hope so.

  13. Melanie
    6:31 am on October 31st, 2010

    They have to leave so much out of the novels to make the movies. I hope they don't do the same thing to Chet and Bernie.

    Maybe a TV series with Chet and Bernie???? SQ could do the writing, PA could do the directing and Admin could be the producer.

  14. Mollypop
    6:46 am on October 31st, 2010

    Here is a picture of the 9th green on the Holiday Valley Double Black Diamond golf course. It is shaped like New York state and the sand traps are Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1288539906-Golf Green NYS.jpg[/img]

  15. B.Stover
    6:53 am on October 31st, 2010

    Mollypop: That's beautiful!

    Melanie: That sounds like a plan: a Chet and Bernie tv series. Do you want to ask SQ/PA or shall we have Rio do that?

  16. Barb & Maggie
    7:12 am on October 31st, 2010

    Lovely, Mollypop.

    We are going to go read Storm Front for a while, then maybe have a little nappy. BBL

  17. Siber-H
    7:17 am on October 31st, 2010

    Barb&Maggie and Melanie, Thanks for the review of Storm Front. Stover also said she liked it, I remember. We will give it a try.

    What a fine dog park that golf course would make, Molly. Dogs in NM do not know what it is like to frolic off leash on grass

    That is a cute Halloween one of the Newfs, Melanie.

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

    We won't have any trick or treaters because we live on a dead end road with no street lights. Too scary for the little kids.

    I'm watching the WS anyway instead of passing out candy. Mom can just pass me the candy…but she won't.

  18. Mollypop
    7:37 am on October 31st, 2010

    Siber-H – Notice at the top edge of the green, there is a path for the golf carts and then a little creek. Dogs were frolicing there this morning. They come early before the golfers are there.

    They're still playing golf and will continue as long as the weather is okay. However, skiing is scheduled to start Nov. 26.

  19. Siber-H
    7:54 am on October 31st, 2010

    I'm glad dogs get to enjoy that golf course, Molly. Needless to say, they play golf here year round. Our ski areas never know for sure when they will be opening.

  20. Melanie
    9:04 am on October 31st, 2010

    Dear MollyPop and Sam,

    Thanks so much for the Lake Effect clouds, cold, rain and snizzle. Yes, I was taking a walk a little while ago and not only were leaves falling but so was snow. Just a tad, thus the snizzle.

    Now 6 months of cold, snowy weather. Yes, we've had snow in May. It's actually a little late this year. We can't plant anything until May 30th because of hard freezes.

    Siber-H: Perhaps in another month or two you should have Wölfie teach you to blur and you can do a whirlwind visit of Dawson, C.Harris, MollyPop, Sam and me. We'll probable have snow on the ground (Until April) then.

  21. Melanie
    9:04 am on October 31st, 2010

    I was just hit by the Blog Bug. Anyone else?

  22. B.Stover
    9:28 am on October 31st, 2010

    I'm just testing for the blog bug.

  23. B.Stover
    9:30 am on October 31st, 2010

    Yes, Melanie. I couldn't even send the last message for a while.

  24. B.Stover
    9:32 am on October 31st, 2010

    Now I have to keep going out and reconnecting to Chet's blog to get a message sent.

  25. Melanie
    9:42 am on October 31st, 2010

    AruugggHH! I feel stifled!

    I need a magic wand . . .

    "Be gone, blog bug!"

  26. Mollypop
    9:46 am on October 31st, 2010

    Oh no! How we be able to communicate during tonight's baseball game?

    Rio, Rio – Get help!

  27. Mollypop
    9:47 am on October 31st, 2010

    Oh – It just worked. Melanie waved her magic wand?

  28. Mollypop
    9:53 am on October 31st, 2010

    Nope – broken.

  29. Riö - The Evil
    10:03 am on October 31st, 2010

    E-Gads!… Not the blog bug again…Crap!… I just got home. I’ve been riding around all over the town in the front seat Yeeping at stuff I couldn’t even see. I think her nerves are frayed right now…heh!heh!… grunt!

    Molly!… Very nice photo!…sniff!… I’ve never been on a golf course before. It looks like a lovely place to take a dump…snort!

  30. Mollypop
    10:14 am on October 31st, 2010

    Rio – Don't you have a Lookout car seat? I thought you would because you're so spoiled. I'm putting up a picture (if the blog bug will let me).

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1288552405-lkout_I_ovsz.jpg[/img]

  31. Riö - The Evil
    10:19 am on October 31st, 2010

    HELP…. ADMIN!…FABULAOUS BAKER BOY!…HELP!…ANYBODY!…wheeze!

  32. Melanie
    10:22 am on October 31st, 2010

    MollyPop,

    I can see Riö in that little thing. Maybe they could paint it a color Riö would approve of, like, oh I don't know, what's the color for Cranky?

  33. Riö - The Evil
    10:23 am on October 31st, 2010

    No!… I misspelled Fabulous! Now he will never help us….sob!…Damned spell checker…grunt!

    Molly!…What kind of a Wimp do you think I am???….snort!….Special seats are for wieners!…grunt!

  34. Mollypop
    10:51 am on October 31st, 2010

    Rio – I'm just trying to be helpful. You would be able to look out the window and yeep even more. You could see what you're yeeping at.

  35. Riö - The Evil
    10:58 am on October 31st, 2010

    Molly!… True joy is Yeeping for the Hell of It while someone is trying to concentrate on driving….snort!

  36. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:59 am on October 31st, 2010

    Happy All Saints Eve Day, everyone!!

    Melanie, the pack is very talented.

    I can see Rio in a car seat like Macy's, but only if it were shaped like a throne or a pirate ship!

    Bee, you did the right thing by "letting" the Ranger's win. But you can let the Giant's win today, really.

    Mom is in a bad mood because she started the new Jack Reacher book "Worth Dying For" and now she has to stop and work on the front lawn. The pigs haven't been here for a week or so and she's going to see what can be salvaged. She asked my boys to help her and they said (and I quote) "%$*@ You" so she is in a really bad mood. Me and Teddy are going outside to help her, so at least we'll have fun. Maybe I'll teach her how to blur so that we can blur to all sorts of beautiful places together.

  37. Siber-H
    11:01 am on October 31st, 2010

    While I had a very serious nap, the blog bug hit us?

    This is a test.

    I fear there will be no help on a Sunday.

    Halloween might have something to do with the blog bug attack.

  38. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:02 am on October 31st, 2010

    Yep. The blog bug bit us too. Guess it's time to get some stuff done.

    Geez.

  39. Siber-H
    11:07 am on October 31st, 2010

    Yes, I was attacked by the blog bug. There is a World Series game tonight! We need each other during the World Series. It doesn't matter which team we are rooting for. HELP!!!!

  40. B.Stover
    11:19 am on October 31st, 2010

    I ran errands hoping the blog bug would have resolved itself. Apparently not.

  41. Lexi
    11:25 am on October 31st, 2010

    Have no fear! Wittle Wexi is here!

    I'm gonna stick with that.

    Wolfie! There's this dog that keeps coming in my house that could be your twin!! Apparently we're babysitting this dog, Maggie's her name.

    My God how I've loved To Fetch A Theif!! I keep reading it and reading it and reading it and…where was I?

    Oh! Oh! What are you guys being for Halloween!? You just have to go as something! I'm going as a ladybug. Or have I said that already?

  42. B.Stover
    11:32 am on October 31st, 2010

    In response to a question that I posted on Facebook, Spence said that book 4 should be done by January and we may get a sneak peek soon.

  43. B.Stover
    11:39 am on October 31st, 2010

    Lexi, on Friday you said you were going as a bumble bee. Ladybug suits you more I think.

  44. Riö - The Evil
    11:52 am on October 31st, 2010

    Wittle Wexi!…snort!…Do you mean you are going to go door to door begging for Kandy?… grunt! ….Just watch out for Pit-Bullies racing out of those houses and snatching you up like a milky way bar… heh!

  45. Lexi
    12:00 pm on October 31st, 2010

    B. Stover! I thought I was going as a bumble bee, but Mommy changed her mind, saying that I was more ladybug. Haha!

    Rio! Yes, I'm going door to door begging for candeh! And, yes, Maggie did attack me, too. And most likely the other dogs will. Sigh. Something about me is just so attack-worthy. I want Chet with me! :(

  46. Riö - The Evil
    12:08 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Stover!… Spencer must have taken typing lessons. That seems awfully quick to write a quality story…sniff!sniff!… Let’s see, THAT came out in January, and nine months later T-FAT was released… snort!…I’m guessing C&B 4 won’t be out till next June sometime…grunt!

  47. Riö - The Evil
    12:12 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Arrrrgh!…THAT DAMNED BLOG BUG!! This is going to RUIN tonights commentary…grump!

    Lexi!….Do you want Auntie Molly to set up an Avatar for you?…snorkel!

  48. Barb & Maggie
    12:18 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Test

  49. Siber-H
    12:21 pm on October 31st, 2010

    We know someone that is taking their English Mastiff trick or treating. Lexi needs to go with that dog.

    I'm adding Stover to Melanie's list of people I should visit in a few months. She is always cooking something Delish. I need to learn to blurr first, or get mom's credit card for the plane tickets.

    A sneak peak of book 4 soon. WOW!

  50. Barb & Maggie
    12:22 pm on October 31st, 2010

    We tried posting a few times and it didn't work.

    That Maggie that attacked poor Wittle Wexi was not this MagPie. I am still here on the farm and I restrick my attacking to mousies and rats, not cute little foo-foo dogs. That should get her going.

  51. Barb & Maggie
    12:23 pm on October 31st, 2010

    This is going to be a PITA!!

  52. C. Harris
    12:35 pm on October 31st, 2010

    I just got back from my own very long walk with the dogs on the flood plain. Everything is covered with snow and the hoar frost was so thick–it coated my hair but good while walking (feels like straw). One thing I like about snow is that it lets you see all the animals tracks. One thing I don't like about snow is that it lets you see all the animals tracks–ha!

    Lady is my old dog and she was so happy skimming over the snow. When she was a puppy, for every mile I walked, she ran five….running ahead, coming back to see me for a few seconds and rinse/repeat. Now she runs full out ahead then sits down eyes ahead and waits until she hears my plodding footsteps and then she takes off again. I took a couple of tumbles (don't have my snow legs yet) and debated stopping but the dogs were having so much fun I couldn't. Someday Lady won't be running the trails so I can't deny her or Sadie Bear now.

    I've always had two dogs but I think these are my last two. That is unless Siber-H runs away from home returns to the far north. Then again, I'd be tempted to get a pug in my old age because everyone needs something to laugh at (sorry Rio I meant laugh with).

  53. Riö - The Evil
    12:51 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Special!…. We have C.Harris and Lexi visit us on the same day!… snort!….C.Harris is turning in to a smart-ass – must be the weather… grunt!

    Bug!…Here I go off into Blog-Bug world again….annoying!

  54. B.Stover
    1:13 pm on October 31st, 2010

    SH: We get snow here sometimes in November but usually in December.

    Hi C. Harris. Be careful on those walks.

  55. B.Stover
    1:14 pm on October 31st, 2010

    I'm watching Dresden Files on Hulu.

  56. Siber-H
    1:17 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Awww CHarris, don't say that these might be your last two dogs.

    You just never know what might turn up at your door someday. Mom has gotten several of her dogs that way. I'd love to join you in the Great North, but mom would miss me. hmmm Maybe she would let me go for short visits in the winter.

  57. Jasper the Poodle
    1:25 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Wolfie: Next time those smart ass boys ask for something to eat, or clean laundry, tell them @#$% You!

    Teenagers! Geez. Sorry. Been there.

  58. Melanie
    1:29 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Mister Admin, bring me a dream, (bug, bug, bug, bug)

    Make it the bug-free blog we've ever seen, (bug, bug, bug, bug)

    Give it your magic touch and then (bug, bug, bug, bug)

    Our lives will be so much, much like clover . .

    Apologies to The Chordettes.

    There have been times I've tried to get on the blog just to read it and all I get is a blank screen!!

    C.Harris. I hope some time you will put up a picture of the flood plain.

  59. Jasper the Poodle
    1:29 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Wolfie: Next time those smart ass boys ask for something to eat, or clean laundry, tell them @#$% You!

    Teenagers! Geez. Sorry. Been there.

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1288564166-imagesCA0XI21L.jpg[/img]

  60. Jasper the Poodle
    1:31 pm on October 31st, 2010
  61. Lexi
    1:33 pm on October 31st, 2010

    OMG! Ironman just came to the door! And then this fairy did, too! Hahaha!! It's awesome! Megan and I are going in a few, waiting on one of Megan's friends. I'm getting suited up!

    Yes, Rio! I'd love for Auntie Molly to set up an Avatar for me! Thanks!

    Hey! Hey Chet! Wanna come trick-or-treating with me? Please!? These dogs are MONSTERS!!!

  62. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:33 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Happy Halloweenie y'all. Mom has on her shirt that has a skeleton walking a skeleton weenie dog. Mom and I are going to get sort of ready for bed before the game starts. Early comes early tomorrow at the Big Orange Box, but we are not missing the game. I really wish we would not turn on our light for the trick-or-treaters, they will just disturb the game, and some of us will yeep-yeep our heads off every time one comes to the door. Mom thinks 5 yeeepers is about 5 yeepers too many.

  63. Riö - The Evil
    1:37 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Jasper!… The first photo is a keeper!…snort!…There may be times I need to use that one for visual reinforcement…heh!

    Blog-Bug here I come!….growl!

  64. Siber-H
    1:39 pm on October 31st, 2010

    That is exactly what I picture the blog bug looking like.

    I'm sure Chet is reading our posts today, but on a Sunday he would be without technical help.

    Oh yeah, Melanie, me too…I would love to see a picture of the flood plain.

  65. Riö - The Evil
    1:41 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Agent Molly!…. You have your instructions…grunt!…Get Lil Lexi set up with her own Avatar ASAP!…snort!

  66. C. Harris
    1:43 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Melanie…I've thought of posting a photo but it would look so frozen and bleak. Maybe if I get lucky I can do one with a full moon and northern lights.

  67. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:53 pm on October 31st, 2010

    OOO Northern Lights, yes please. Our Aunt in Alaska has seen them many times, but they don't get to Texas too often.

  68. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:54 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Seems like hitting the back button is the secret to posting, at least here.

  69. Melanie
    1:55 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Ooooohhh, Jealous here, C. Harris. Northern Lights???

    One of my bucket items for sure!

  70. Mollypop
    2:01 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Please post all the photos that you can. We love love them.

    Lil' Lexi – I need a picture of you and your email address and I'll get you all set up with an avatar. Ladybug or bumblebee is fine.

  71. B.Stover
    2:07 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Wolfie: I think that Jasper's suggestion is excellent.

  72. Sam
    2:25 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Wolfie, we here also agree with Jasper's suggestion. We have been through this. Our take-away is Tough Love. So hard to do, to love and to be tough. Never never be an enabler, and in our case, we had to learn that we were enablers and didn't even know it.

  73. Siber-H
    2:27 pm on October 31st, 2010

    CHarris, I love frozen and bleak! Yes! Yes! Yes!

    Wolfie, here is another vote for Jasper's suggestion.

  74. Melanie
    2:46 pm on October 31st, 2010

    As much as I like Jasper's suggestion (I got slapped by Zoë once, the only time she ever raised her hand to me. At 15 it is NOT a good idea to call your mother "an old bitch". Though when we talked later on, it was not the bitch that got her angry, it was the old, snicker,) we must look to the "feet on the ground" so to speak.

    Though my two were a handful (I call the gray hair on the left side of my temple, OTAS and the right temple, YSAS) I don't think I have the patience to deal with what Wölfie's mom has had to deal with her two boys.

    More power to you Wölfie's mom, I know you'll think of the right things to do.

  75. Lexi
    2:50 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Thanks Mollypop!! I'll get back to you.

    DDoB:

    :) :( 😐 😛 😀 I forgot the rest! I'm not a very good Queen…

  76. B.Stover
    3:05 pm on October 31st, 2010

    You are a wonderful Queen Lexi.

  77. Riö - The Evil
    3:13 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Hey!…. The Rangers have made it to game 4 and its going to start soon!…snort!… Stover, will you be watching, my dear?….sniff!sniff!… It might be really late before it’s all over….grunt!….Might disrupt your sleeping patterns and all….sneeze!

  78. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:16 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Well, I worked off my fury in the front yard and it looks much better now. Then I sat down and blew some bubbles and they were so pretty and then this Beautiful Monarch butterfly flittered all around me and I was Blessed. Blue skies, perfect weather, butterflies, and now, Game 4. I may survive after all.

    PS

  79. Lexi
    3:16 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Thank you B. Stover.

  80. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:16 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Well, I worked off my fury in the front yard and it looks much better now. Then I sat down and blew some bubbles and they were so pretty and then this Beautiful Monarch butterfly flittered all around me and I was Blessed. Blue skies, perfect weather, butterflies, and now, Game 4. I may survive after all.

  81. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:17 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Everybody stand for the National Anthem!!!

  82. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:19 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Jasper, you made me laugh!! Don't worry, not only do I get mad, I get even. I'm turning off their cell phones tomorrow. Snicker. A fate worse than death, apparently.

  83. Siber-H
    3:19 pm on October 31st, 2010

    gasp, the ERA of the Ranger's starting pitcher is Halloweeen scary.

    Maybe Stover could go bake some brownies from scratch.

  84. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:22 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Did anyone else notice that that the blog counter isn't working?

    Now how will we know who gets to kiss the Rio Dude?

  85. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:23 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Submit, back, back. That works for me too!

  86. Melanie
    3:23 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Maybe B. Stover should have a long discussion with her physics friend about, hmm, the chaos theory.

  87. Melanie
    3:25 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Good luck to the Rangers. I'm off to read some of the Storm Front

    Always good to read about someone whose life is more chaotic than mine.

  88. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:26 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Melanie – No! Stover is busy tonight. She has to concentrate on being the Mistress of Giant Wizardry!

    Bee – go ahead and use your powers on full strength! You have my blessing!

    I love it when the piggy goes whee…….all the way home!!!

  89. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:28 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Lexi – I have missed you!! Are you old enough to have a boyfriend yet? I am almost over my Sam heartache…….

  90. Melanie
    3:28 pm on October 31st, 2010

    I hate the blog bug and it hates me too.

    I hate the blog bug and it hates me too.

    I hate the blog bug and it hates me too.

    We must keep plundering on!

    Gory, gory Admin help us.

    Gory, gory Admin help us.

    Gory, gory Admin help us.

    We must keep plundering on.

    I would have used Glory but since it's Halloween . . .

    Off to bed for sure now.

  91. Riö - The Evil
    3:31 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Blast!… It’s this stupid Halloween business messing with our beloved blog…grump!…Some goblins are at the controls and disrupting our good clean fun!…snarl!… I’d shake ‘em to bloody bits if I could catch ‘em….MagPie?? …We need you to sniff out some goblins …gruff!

    Crap!…The Giants has a man at 3rd and my nemesis is at bat, Buster Posey!…snort!

  92. Riö - The Evil
    3:34 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Goblins!…Ach! They are even messing with my grammar!…yeep!… Giants DID NOT score and now it is the Rangers turn to get the first Run or More!…Yea!….Go Rangers!…Wooooooo!

  93. Siber-H
    3:36 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Can't Rocky and his hillbilly gang do something about the blog bug?

  94. Barb & Maggie
    3:40 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Rio, Sory we are disabled here too. Not so much fun. I will have trouble shaking anybody, unless they are in my own back yard.

  95. Lexi
    3:40 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Ah, Wolfie! Sorry, but my heart belongs to Pip, the little terrier who lives right across from us. :(

    Okay, so Ironman, a fairy, and a guy in a wheelchair only came to our door. Megan and I got a lot of candy trick or treating. We had a blast. But since only three people came to our door, the candy's all ours, too!

    CAAANNNNDDDYYYYYY!!!!!

  96. B.Stover
    3:50 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Yes, I'm watching the game. The Force be with the Giants.

    Melanie: He wrote his dissertation on chaos theory.

    Lexi: Candy can be harmful to teeth.

    Hee hee…didn't make the double play. And I don't like fly balls that are easy to catch.

  97. B.Stover
    3:51 pm on October 31st, 2010

    I also don't like the split screen. The camera work is making me dizzy.

  98. Macy the Min-Pin
    3:52 pm on October 31st, 2010

    The frizzle frazzle trick or treaters are messing with our enjoyment of the game.

    We want to know if Bar is scoring or doing a crossword?

  99. Macy the Min-Pin
    3:55 pm on October 31st, 2010

    We are exhausted from barking at everyone. Plus they are knocking on the door even though it drives me crazy.

  100. B.Stover
    3:57 pm on October 31st, 2010

    I don't like fly balls that aren't easy to catch.

  101. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:59 pm on October 31st, 2010

    I think she is doing a crossword.

  102. Siber-H
    4:00 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Hamilton saved that inning that was created by the wrong call at first base by the umpire. That dude was OUT at first!

  103. Riö - The Evil
    4:03 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Lexi!…A guy in a wheelchair??…sniff!…Are you sure he wasn’t an elderly man looking for help? That’s not a conventional costume, is it? …heh!… No Kandy here, she doesn’t buy the stuff. She’s afraid I will snuffle it out and eat it all…grump!

    Wow! … Hamilton made a great catch to end the top of the 2nd inning!…gruff!…Rangers are up to Bat Bat Bat !….snort!snort!

  104. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:03 pm on October 31st, 2010

    I guess River Dog got frustrated with the bug.

  105. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:03 pm on October 31st, 2010

    BASE HIT!!!!!

  106. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:03 pm on October 31st, 2010

    oops spoketoosoon

  107. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:04 pm on October 31st, 2010

    CRAP!!!!! Blast Hamilton, anyway!!

  108. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:04 pm on October 31st, 2010

    base hit?? not here there isn't

  109. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:05 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Dad wants to know what game you are watching, or is that a comment that came from bugland.

  110. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:06 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Annnddddd Kinsler walks!

  111. Gus & BooBear
    4:06 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Just caught up on all the posts from yesterday and today. Mom & Dad went to a Halloween party last night and didn't get to watch the game. SO glad the Rangers decided to play ball and B. turned her Giant power done.

    Rio, did you see that great catch that ended the Giants at-bat? Come on Rangers!!

  112. Riö - The Evil
    4:07 pm on October 31st, 2010

    100dreth!… Wooooo! Stover even came clean without me having to use a calculator!…heh!… Here I come Stover, I’m going for your glasses first …SLUUUURRRRP! SMEAR! SLOBBER!…heh!heh!… wheeze!cough!…SNEEZE!..Opps all over your face, sorry! SLOBBER the cheeks! …SLURP the ears!… Nip Nip the nose and the Ears!….whew! slurp!… How was it for you?…sniff!sniff!

  113. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:09 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Yikes, that was pugugly.

  114. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:11 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Come on everyone get something to eat and drink, I don't want to have all this food leftover tomorrow. wink, wink.

    You will notice that I had a caterer come in, don't worry about breaking the bowls.

  115. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:13 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Lee vs. Lincecum tomorrow night.

  116. Mollypop
    4:15 pm on October 31st, 2010

    B. – We hope you took a big nap today so you can stay up to see us win!

    Mom is yawning. Not yet, Mom. Have a cup of coffee.

    Buster Posey is barely out of Kindergarten.

  117. Gus & BooBear
    4:17 pm on October 31st, 2010

    RATS!! Runner on 2nd

  118. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:17 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Wow! Did you see that catch?????

  119. Riö - The Evil
    4:19 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Hey!…Where the HELL is Dawson????… sniff!sniff!… She has been gone ages now and I sort of miss her wonder where she is….hmmm!…She is a Rangers fan and we need her tonight!…grunt!

  120. Gus & BooBear
    4:19 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Y'all are right…this blag bug messes up the flow of the comments big time!

  121. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:20 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Regardless of who you are rooting for, you have to admit that this is a great game with some fabulous catching!! I don't think that I could do any better, and I am a great catcher! (I can catch just as good as Chet can leap, and we all know that Chet is a great leaper!

  122. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:21 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Grrrrrrrrrrr.

  123. Riö - The Evil
    4:21 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Huff!… Homers for 2 in the third…CRAPOLA!…huff!

  124. Gus & BooBear
    4:22 pm on October 31st, 2010

    2 run homer…that sucks!

  125. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:22 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Macy, I don't know if you saw me or not, but I just blurred over and ate all of your Slim Jims! I hope you don't mind but they were yummy!!

  126. Alice Johnson
    4:23 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Hi guys,

    We are watching the game here. staff got back from endless days quilting today and I had to sit next to her for a while to make sure she was safe.

    She says Dawson will get into the parents house on the 2nd and is offline until then. Sorry Rio. I know you are just looking for more people to slobber on.

    Alice

  127. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:24 pm on October 31st, 2010

    C'mon Giants, let's get a rally going and put some numbers up on the scoreboard!!!

  128. Gus & BooBear
    4:24 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Come on Rangers! Keep up the noise. The ball park has gotten too quiet

  129. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:24 pm on October 31st, 2010

    No problem Mr. Wiggbutt, they were there for your snacking pleasure, but I wish you would have slowed down so I could meet you.

  130. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:27 pm on October 31st, 2010

    I wonder why they started the game so late tonight? Seems to me that an afternoon game would have worked out much better.

  131. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:28 pm on October 31st, 2010

    You may not have noticed, but one of the dips is pureed Slim Jims.

  132. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:28 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Yes!! Bee's magic is working again!!!! Yee Ha!!!!

  133. Siber-H
    4:29 pm on October 31st, 2010

    I ate all the salmon bonbons. I got carried away because my nerves are shot.

    This is gong to be a long game.

  134. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:31 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Siber – you must of arrived just ahead of me! When I was there, the plate was empty. Sigh.

    Oh, and Welcome Back, Staff and AJ!!

  135. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:33 pm on October 31st, 2010

    They just brought some more of everything out from the kitchen. Please one smoked salmon jumbo strip per uh, dog.

  136. Alice Johnson
    4:34 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Thanks Wolfie,

    She says she had a good time and that we Kats have gone to H in a handbasket while she was gone. She just had to chase Abbie out of MY oxalis plant. Abbie had her nose deep in it and was chowing down.

  137. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:35 pm on October 31st, 2010

    They just brought some more of everything out from the kitchen. Please one smoked salmon jumbo strip per uh, dog. For the Kats, we have salmon nibblebits.

    You think YOUR nerves are shot, Belle has not stopped yapping for the last hour.

  138. AbbietheKitty
    4:38 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Yum Salmon is my favorite. I might just try some of the smoked salmon jumbo stip too. I am jumbo!

    A-Kat

  139. B.Stover
    4:41 pm on October 31st, 2010

    I had to go take a shower after that pug kiss.

  140. AbbietheKitty
    4:43 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Yum, Salmon, My favorite.

    I'll have some of each. The oxalis made me hungry!

  141. Riö - The Evil
    4:44 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Dammit!….Sorry Min Pin I won’t be at your fabulous eating party…stomp!stomp!…I’m not supposed to leave the yard…grump!… It makes me so damn mad! She has a very tight grip on me tonight during this game…wiggle!… It's all I can do to post now and then. She’s in the kitchen kleaning up her huge spaghetti sauce mess…heh!.. I feel it in my Pug heart that the Rangers Know they have to win this game or it will be even harder going back to San Fran trying to win two in a row… gruff! GRUFF!… Lets GO NOW RANGERS!…Now is your TIME!….snort!

  142. Riö - The Evil
    4:50 pm on October 31st, 2010

    AbbieTheKat!…What the hell are you chowing on?….snort! …You’d think with her weight problem, she’d have a bit of control…sniff!

    Stover!…Sorry, I always get carried away when you are the slurp target!…heh!… Be glad you don’t know me in “person”…snort!

  143. Siber-H
    5:06 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Haunted happenings happening with this blog. The refresh button wasn't working very well for me, but now it is performing like a speed demon.

  144. Riö - The Evil
    5:07 pm on October 31st, 2010

    YES!….Cody Ross strikes out FINALLY!…Wooooo!…The Tide is Turning…snort!!!

  145. B.Stover
    5:23 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Yes I like double plays.

  146. Riö - The Evil
    5:28 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Yes…I like them too when it’s the team I am rooting for!…snort!…They are amazing!…Stover! Maybe you will get to see a Triple Play!…gruff!…Now that is a think of beauty!…whooooooo!…Lets Go Ranger!….WOOOOOOOO!…Get these Guys OUT! and hit some RUNS!….snorkel!

  147. Riö - The Evil
    5:30 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Ack!….I'm typing too fast and making mistakes…grump!…Damned Blog Bug anyways…sniff!

  148. Barb & Maggie
    5:33 pm on October 31st, 2010

    We will be back tomorrow. Still watching, 2-0, but we are geeting sleepy. Go Rangers, WE NEED SOME RUNS!

  149. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:38 pm on October 31st, 2010

    We may be checking out soon too, but feel free to stop by for a bite, we will leave the back door open for you, Kats, please stay out of the plants. Nice blurring mr. wigglebutt

  150. Alice Johnson
    5:39 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Golly it is hard to post with the blog bugging us like this. Staff is playing FreeCell and watching.

    GO Rangers! Sniff

  151. Riö - The Evil
    5:42 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Oh Dear!…We are losing the East Coast Fans!… snuff! … We are tired too, but I think we will make it to the end unless it goes into extra innings…snort!…Then I am told it could be it for us too….sniff!…Dammit, cuz she has to go to that damn place again tomorrow…sniff!…Why didn’t they make this an afternoon game anyways?…grump!

  152. Macy the Min-Pin
    6:00 pm on October 31st, 2010

    oh well, see ya tomorrow

  153. Riö - The Evil
    6:02 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Freakin!….4 – Nuthing Giants and Cody Ross is up to bat!…grump!…Rangers, it is the Bottom of the 8th now!…WAKE UP! …golly! Do they want to win or NOT???…sigh!

  154. Alice Johnson
    6:08 pm on October 31st, 2010

    The Rangers do seem rather lackidaisical. If that is how you spell it. (((SIGH)))

  155. B.Stover
    6:11 pm on October 31st, 2010

    I'm not sleepy SH.

  156. Riö - The Evil
    6:12 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Baseball!…Anything can still happen, but it better happen real soon!…snort!…Come on Rangers make some Magic on freakin’ Halloween…ghah!….snort!

  157. Siber-H
    6:17 pm on October 31st, 2010

    I am, Stover…getting sleepy, that is

  158. Gus and BooBear
    6:19 pm on October 31st, 2010

    We think Mom is a jinx. She didn't watch last night and they won. She has to work really late tomorrow and won't get to watch. So Rangers fans, there's hope yet.

  159. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    6:24 pm on October 31st, 2010

    We are still awake in Chevy Chase, a bit tired from all the trick-or-treaters (we had about 200 kids come buy and one neat toy daschund named Bentley) and a bit discouraged by the game so far, although we haven't heard the fat lady sing just yet. Not looking good though. Mom took off my halloween scarf after the trick-or-treaters stopped coming; may have a picture or two to post tomorrow after the blog bug bites the dust. Wookie

  160. Riö - The Evil
    6:27 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Black Beard!… Warming up… snort!…The question is, Can the Rangers score 4 or more in the bottom of the 9th to stay alive ???….sniff!…That is the big question. My friend saw her team score 9 runs in the 9th inning to win, or have I mentioned that before….snicker!….It is Bottom of the Nineth Inning NOW!….

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1288581995-clap!clap!.gif[/img]

    Rangers!…You have the ability to do this!…gruff!…DO IT! NOW!…wheeze!

  161. B.Stover
    6:34 pm on October 31st, 2010

    The fat lady sang three to one.

  162. Riö - The Evil
    6:53 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Gah!… Here is a post that I wanted to show up awhile ago…sniff!…Didn't happen…sigh…Will it happen now, I have no clue..GRUMP!…Unstability!

    Silver-Lining!….There is ‘Hope’….snort!…Unlike when the …Grrrrrr…Boston Red Sox….Grrrrrr…took out the Rockies their First Time at the World Series in four games straight…snort!….The Rangers actually could still win this thing…YES!….It will be an uphill battle by gosh, by golly! They need to win 3 games in a Row to pull this off!…grunt!… Scoff if you will, but wouldn’t it be fun to see???…heh!heh!heh!

    To Whom it does Concern!…I am done with posting until this freakin' bug gets fixed…grumble!…Really?

  163. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    7:00 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Rio. I'm with you fully on this one. Right now the Rangers just have to take it one game at a time; the key is to win tomorrow. After that, we can worry about going back to San Francisco. Indeed, in the two series leading up to this on (versus Tampa Bay and the Yankees), the Rangers actually played better on the road than they did at home. But to even put that to the test, they need to win tomorrow night. An ever hopeful (and going to bed now) Wookie

  164. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:58 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Hambone is amazing. Broken ribs don’t stop HIM from sliding.

  165. B.Stover
    8:58 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Oh dear….I was number 100.

  166. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:13 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Well, done, Bee. You are awesome!!!!

  167. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:58 pm on October 31st, 2010

    OK, Macy, I’m on my way! I heart salmon!

    Bbbbbbbbbblllllllllllluuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrr

  168. Alice Johnson
    10:51 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Hey,
    Nice chevy commercial with dogs!

  169. Siber-H
    10:56 pm on October 31st, 2010

    Bumgardner is pitching a great game. I’m impressed because he doesn’t seem to be that nervous and he is so young.
    GO RANGERS!!!

    Stover must be getting very sleepy by now.

    It was a wonderful party Macy! The Texas barbecue was Delish as were the imported Salmon bonbons.

  170. ROSEMARY GINN
    6:32 am on November 1st, 2010

    HOW ABOUT A PAW PRINT IN THE NEXT BOOK LIKE CHET CAN OWN IT. IM A GREAT FAN AND A GREATER LOVER GUM DROP AND YES IM A PIT BULL MY MOTHER IS ROSIE GINN OF GRUBVILLE MO.

  171. Manalapan NJ Clown
    6:48 am on January 10th, 2011

    Page looks fine in IE but looks really weird with broken images on my Macbook that’s running Android – Otherwise, stellar blog theme.

  172. Perla Thornsbury
    1:43 pm on July 13th, 2011

    Wow, bed bugs suck!

  173. Delois Feth
    1:46 pm on July 13th, 2011

    Wow, bed bugs suck!

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