Sundays With Ingrid

After school, Ingrid carried Mom’s for sale sign—RIVERBEND PROPERTIES, CALL CAROL LEVIN-HILL—down the block to 113 Maple Lane. It was really blowing now, twigs getting ripped off the trees, dead leaves making tornadoes in the air, low dark clouds speeding across the sky. Nigel whimpered the whole way.

“Suck it up,” Ingrid said.

One thirteen was set back deeper than the other houses on Maple Lane, its shingles aged almost black, the whole front overgrown with bushes and vines. Ingrid found a good spot near the road and stuck the sign in the ground. The metal pole had a sharp end and a little footpad for pressing down on. It went in real easy.

She stepped back to check it was straight for traffic coming either way. Nigel picked that moment to cross the lawn and lift his leg in front of the garage door, making a puddle that spread and spread.

“Nigel. Get over here.”

Instead he found a dry place and curled up like a sled dog trying to survive a blizzard.

“It’s just a little wind.”

But he didn’t budge. And then came a particularly strong gust. Nigel closed his eyes as though getting ready to die, like with Scott at the South Pole. Ingrid went after him.

From Behind the Curtain


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92 Responses to “Sundays With Ingrid”

  1. Riö - The Evil
    4:12 am on August 15th, 2010

    Good morning Chet!….snort!

    Nigel!… What a guy!….snuff!… We are reading Behind The Curtain right now and enjoying it immensely… wheeze!

  2. Melanie
    4:13 am on August 15th, 2010

    ". .like with Scott at the South Pole. Ingrid went after him."

    "Did those skin grafts take?"

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, how come PSQA's can take just a few words and make a thousand pictures in our imaginations?"

  3. Melanie
    4:14 am on August 15th, 2010

    Morning Riö, you look great in a bow tie!

    Did you read the post I did about Mulder and baseball?

  4. BStover
    4:30 am on August 15th, 2010

    Hey, Chet, Nigel and Ingrid, and Melanie and Rio (and everyone). "Hey" is southern for "hi." I think Ingrid reminds me of Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. Scout has always been one of my favorite characters. (And I feel so much better now that I can put titles in italics.)

  5. pit bull dog lover
    4:40 am on August 15th, 2010

    Your site is very good! I like it so much!

  6. Barb & Maggie
    5:05 am on August 15th, 2010

    Good morning and Hey to everyone. Beautiful day here in n.w. Illinois. Cooler and no rain. Wish we could send some of our rain out to Melanie. We have had way too much of it.

    Barb is reading the Ingrid books for the second time.

  7. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:01 am on August 15th, 2010

    Commander Rio, I LOVE the second photo of you in a bow tie. I love the Grin!!! You are adorable!

    Hey to everyone else. It is hot and dry here in the Sierra foothills, but that's normal for us. It has actually been a fairly mild summer, only about a week or so of triple digits.

    Mom just got her electric bill, though, and it was over $400.

    YIKES!! That would buy an awful lot of Chicken Jerky!!

  8. Riö - The Evil
    6:08 am on August 15th, 2010

    Melanie!… I will have to go back and re-read some of yesterdays posts…snort!… I was awfully tired after the party and may have missed some stuff… grunt!… Speaking of the party here are a few more photos before we go for our vigorous walk!…wheeze!

    Food!…There was lots of food there and I did my best to get my fair share!…snort!

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  9. Riö - The Evil
    6:09 am on August 15th, 2010

    Patted!… That annoying little boy, the one who played with Pepper all afternoon, was always trying to pat me every time he could get near me… grunt!

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  10. Riö - The Evil
    6:11 am on August 15th, 2010

    Murder!….Here is the scene right after the murder took place…snort!…One of her good friends dressed up as Sherlock Holmes to play the part of P.I. Pinkerton and won best costume and Drama Queen awards!… hooray!…She was very good at drawing the chalk mark around the victem too!…heh!

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  11. Barb & Maggie
    6:13 am on August 15th, 2010

    That patting pix should be captioned "Grin and bear it".

  12. Riö - The Evil
    6:17 am on August 15th, 2010

    Gangster!… Here I am being held by the gun dealer Cy Ramsey….wheeze!… I was a little nervous cuz there for a while I thought he was the murderer…snort!

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  13. Mollypop
    6:51 am on August 15th, 2010

    Goodie, goodie, I'm going on a road trip! I can't ride shotgun because of the air bags and that's fine with me. You'd say that too if you ever rode with Mom.

    We're going to a post office that is actually open on Sunday, according to their web site. Then Sam's quilt square will be on its way. We're hoping to avoid all the goats. If Rio says the goats are there, then we know that's true. Maybe some red pepper in the package would deter them.

  14. Mollypop
    6:57 am on August 15th, 2010

    It's not sweet goats like MagPie's Baby Goat, it's those Marauding Goats that I am worried about.

  15. Barb & Maggie
    7:34 am on August 15th, 2010

    Mollypop, be extra cautious of the goats with goatees. They are fierce, just like you.

    Rio looks like he might have been enjoying himself. Hard to tell.

  16. B. Stover
    7:35 am on August 15th, 2010

    A new poster: Pit Bull Dog Lover. "Hey!"

  17. Siberian Husky
    7:37 am on August 15th, 2010

    Wish I could ride with you Molly to help take care of any goat attacks. Mom disabled the air bag on the passenger side of the front seat so I can ride shotgun.

    Enjoying the pictures, Rio. I know just how you feel about the pat on the head. Dog shrinks try telling people "Don't pat the doggy on the head, because they don't like it". How would you humans like it. My mom might slap somebody that did it to her, but most of us dogs are better natured than my mom.

  18. Siberian Husky
    7:42 am on August 15th, 2010

    Wolfie…Wonderful prayer last night. Thank You!

    Hi and Welcome to Pit Bull Dog Lover!

  19. Barb & Maggie
    7:59 am on August 15th, 2010

    Yes Wolfie, we liked your prayer,too.

  20. Siberian Husky
    8:05 am on August 15th, 2010

    Scott's journey to the South Pole…It is so sad because they were only 10 miles from safety, but they didn't make that last 10 miles. They died. If they had used sled dogs like the Norwweigians did, Scott and his men would have survived, but most of the dogs wouldn't have. Dogs are now banned from Antarctica. This is a good thing, because it saves dog's lives.

  21. FattyKitty
    8:24 am on August 15th, 2010

    Ooooo. I can't wait to read all of the books about Ingrid. I'm waiting for the first one which is "on hold" for the Librarian.

    Did you know Cats can read in Heaven? Of course you didn't.

    The Librarian laughed a belly laugh at Rio's pictures. Sniff. I'm a bit jealous I suppose, although I would probably have fought the tie. However, Rio looks distinguished. It's his "bit nervous" expression that caused the riot.

    I will have to go back and read Wolfie's prayer. For some reason, those don't get wafted to Me.

  22. Riö - The Evil
    10:11 am on August 15th, 2010

    Back!… We have 1 hour or so before someone has to go to another funeral….sniff!… She is really not looking forward to it and came very close to telling her mom she would not be going….grunt!…But the thought of making her mom go alone was too much and now she is committed….snuffle!… So we have over an hour to relax and say “hey!” to everyone… snort!

  23. Riö - The Evil
    10:13 am on August 15th, 2010

    Wolfie!…Thanks so much for the prayer and especially the part about my special book and those damned goats… grunt!

  24. Riö - The Evil
    10:19 am on August 15th, 2010

    Rockies!…. I just can’t believe all the lucky people who are at the game and in the front rows…snort!… most of them are texting or talking on their phones instead of watching Ubaldo pitch… wheeze!… It just blows my pug mind that they are not paying attention to the game….growl! …. Money is wasted on the rich…sneeze!

  25. Riö - The Evil
    10:27 am on August 15th, 2010

    Wow!… Ubaldo just threw a pitch to one of the Brewers, he swung totally missed the ball and the bat flew right out of his hands!… heh!… Nice.

    X-Files!… I forgot that Muldar was a baseball fan…grunt!… It’s been a long time since we’ve seen any of those episodes.

  26. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:32 am on August 15th, 2010

    Oh, I almost forgot. Mom loved "Desert Solitude" also, Cyber H.

    She wasn't much crazy about the 'Monkey Wrench' gang, however. It didn't have dogs, so I understand, so I didn't read it myself.

  27. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:33 am on August 15th, 2010

    Fatty Kitty, Heaven must be pretty wonderful. Do you get canned cat food everyday??

  28. Siberian Husky
    10:33 am on August 15th, 2010

    Rio, I'm sorry your friend has to go to another funeral, but I know her mom needs her to be there.

    I'm following the game this afternoon. Baseball is a fun sport to follow, but it is also History…American History.

  29. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:35 am on August 15th, 2010

    Rio, I'm sorry about the funeral also. I hope your friend will leave the game on for you. Or do you have to go for moral support?

  30. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:39 am on August 15th, 2010

    It's a little quiet today, isn't it? Maybe I'll go outside and practice blurring. I need to keep my skills up for the next mission!

    Wolfie's boys are doing very well, by the way. They have been clean and sober since July 15, and will start high school with a 3.4 and a 3.5 gpa. I have worked very hard to keep my boys safe, and puppy love is a mighty powerful force!! Oh, and they are going to play football and Chad has a girlfriend who is a cheer leader! Awe….

  31. Siberian Husky
    10:39 am on August 15th, 2010

    Wolfie, my mom has the same opinion of those books by Abbey. She thinks he was a great writer of non-fiction, but fiction, not so much. Mom once visited with a Park Ranger in Arches that felt the same way.

    Abbey's last book of fiction before he went to Rainbow Bridge, had a dog in it, but the dog died of valley fever. Nuff said, but that got mom going on "Her dogs will never go to southern Arizona".

  32. Riö - The Evil
    10:41 am on August 15th, 2010

    Home!… I’m staying home and yes she better leave the game on for me or else!…grunt!… If not I will just take a nap because we have been on the go all day today and this pug is tired again… snort!

  33. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:44 am on August 15th, 2010

    Welcome to our site, Pitt Bull Dog Lover!! Mom and I like pitt bulls also! Do you read the Parade Magazine, that comes in the newspaper? There is a wonderful story in today's edition about the happpy outcome for one of Michael Vicks doggies. (Grrrrr, I still get upset when I think of how mean some people are!)

    I am going to take a nap after I practice blurring. It is definately a good day for naps!

  34. Barb & Maggie
    10:46 am on August 15th, 2010

    Texting is an epidemic in this country. No one in the younger generation talks anymore.

    We have a theory that all those vibrations and sound waves bonging around the earth might be what is causing the mysterious deaths of honey bees and bats. They are more sensitive to sound waves than we are. Wonder if scientists have ever studied that?

    If all the honey bees die off, it will upset our entire ecosystem and the rest of us will follow. Ironic to think that our "advancements" could lead us right into excinction!

  35. Siberian Husky
    10:47 am on August 15th, 2010

    Great news about your boys, Wolfie. We will keep all paws crossed for them. They are doing very well in school.

  36. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:48 am on August 15th, 2010

    PBDL – are you European? It seems as if you are writing with a bit of an accent. Or, no? If so, that would be so cool!

  37. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:50 am on August 15th, 2010

    Barb and Magpie – that is an interesting theory. My boys will not talk on the phone either. Makes you wonder, doesn't it?

    It is very worrisome, about the bumblebees and bats. I must ponder this during my nap. Yawwwwnnnnnn

  38. Riö - The Evil
    10:52 am on August 15th, 2010

    Wolfie!… That is very good news about your boys!… snort!… You need to keep them on the Up and Up all the way through the upcoming school year and beyond!… grunt!… It’s a big job, but I think you can do it!…wheeze!… Just don’t give up when things get tough… sniff!… I say that same thing to my Rockies, but I don't think they are listening to me this series with the Brewers(of all teams!)…sneeze!

  39. Barb & Maggie
    10:52 am on August 15th, 2010

    Some of Vick's dogs ended up at Best Friends in Utah. Barb send them donations all the time. They did great things with the Pits they received. We do NOT like Michael Vick!

  40. B. Stover
    10:54 am on August 15th, 2010

    Wolfie hasn't blurred here for a long time.

    Sorry about the funeral Rio. It's good that your friend is helping her mother.

    Is anyone having trouble scrolling past pictures? It's not just my Dell because I just had the same problem with my school laptop. Don't know what the problem is but it seems to get stuck at every picture. (I like the first picture best Rio.)

    I just finished cleaning the house. It's too hot and humid to do anything outside. Will watch the three episodes of Rubicon On Demand again to make sure I didn't miss anything. On one PBS station Masterpiece Mystery is on. I can't get the info up yet but I think it's a repeat of another Inspector Lewis mysteries.

  41. Barb & Maggie
    10:59 am on August 15th, 2010

    Wolfie, Keep up the excellent support work with your boys.

    Rio, Tell your friend we are sorry about her cousin. Barb lost a cousin last week, too. She had breast cancer, but refused to see a doctor for treatment.

  42. B. Stover
    10:59 am on August 15th, 2010

    B&M: That is an interesting theory.

  43. Riö - The Evil
    11:06 am on August 15th, 2010

    Stover!… You like the Begging photo the best?… snort!… That’s because it is my natural state, one in which I feel the most comfortable….sneeze! … I could do that all day long, no kidding….grunt!… My friend says she wishes she could just stay home and watch Rubicon again too… sigh…. She has about 15 minutes before she needs to get up and think about getting ready… sniffle!

  44. Riö - The Evil
    11:18 am on August 15th, 2010

    Bees N' Bats!…. Isn’t there a ton of research going on to try and figure out why this is happening by the biggest and brightest minds in the nations?… snort!… I bet they are using their cells phones constantly to exchange information on the Net… grunt!

  45. B. Stover
    11:19 am on August 15th, 2010

    Here's the internet site for Masterpiece Mysteries:

    Tonight's Lewis mystery is Quality of Mercy from the first series. Beginning Oct. 24 there is a new series of Sherlock Holmes set in 21st Century London. If you click on the title at the above address you can watch an introductory video. It looks good. Rupert Graves is Inspector Lastrade and one of the creators is Steven Moffat.

  46. B. Stover
    11:22 am on August 15th, 2010

    Rio: Yes I like the first photo best. I don't interpret it as a begging stance. It looks to me as though you're demanding not begging and you seem to be mesmerizing the person your looking at.

  47. Siberian Husky
    11:26 am on August 15th, 2010

    Stover, Yes, When scrolling past the photos it slows way down for me…drags along would be a good way to put it. Then when I get past the photos, it gets up to speed again.

  48. Barb & Maggie
    11:28 am on August 15th, 2010

    Rio, Maybe Barb should email those bee and bat researchers and give them her opinion. What do you think?

  49. Riö - The Evil
    11:36 am on August 15th, 2010

    Stover!… You must remember, I have Mastered The Art of Begging!… snort!…I know you have never really seen me in action but it is a sight to behold, let me tell you!…cough!…Especially if there are cookies involved… grunt!…. I can scroll by my photos with no problem so I don’t know what you guys are talking about… sneeze!

  50. B. Stover
    11:37 am on August 15th, 2010

    SH: That's what happens to me as well. Wonder if any technically-minded person has an answer.

  51. B. Stover
    11:39 am on August 15th, 2010

    Is no one excited about the new Sherlock Holmes series but me? Ingrid would like it. (And Lestrade's name is this not with the first "a".)

  52. Riö - The Evil
    11:40 am on August 15th, 2010

    Crap!…Here mom is here already waiting to go… dammit!…Bye for now…shoot!

  53. Siberian Husky
    11:40 am on August 15th, 2010

    Maybe Molly's mom will know.

  54. Mollypop
    12:29 pm on August 15th, 2010

    We're back from our road trip. Sam's quilt square is in the hands of the US Mail. They said even though it is Express Mail, it does have to go across the county – and then get by the Maurauding Goats. Delivery is promised by 3 p.m. Wednesday.

  55. Mollypop
    12:30 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Rio – I don't know how to tell you this, but your first picture is titled begging.jpg.

    The scrolling slows down when the computer has a lot of work to do. Putting up a picture with a lot of pixels is way more than just doing print.

  56. B. Stover
    12:51 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Mollypop: Can the amount of pixels be lowered when posting a picture?

  57. Melanie
    1:17 pm on August 15th, 2010

    I'm sorry Riö that your friend has to go to another funeral. I'm glad she's going to be there for her mom.

    Wölfie! Good for your boys (and the love of pups and parents).

    Hey (since we're being Southern for Scout) Pit Bull Dog Lover! Glad you joined us. My OTAS (oldest tattoo artist son) has a Pitt Bull mix. Sweetest dog ever. They got him a kitten and Papi takes very good care of him.

    Good going on Sam's quilt square, MollyPop! Hope the goats (snicker) stay away.

  58. Mollypop
    1:17 pm on August 15th, 2010

    B. – To lower the pixel count the picture has to made smaller before posting. The higher pixel count does nothing for a picture on the PC screen, but it's necessary for printing. Mom takes pictures with lots of pixels and then exports them from Photoshop or her Lightroom database before emailing or posting.

    When she finally puts Sam's picture on the blog, it will be in a large size so Staff can print it for the quilt square. Maybe Mom will email the BIG picture and post a smaller one. Sam is 'conniping' about this already. Man!

  59. Siberian Husky
    1:25 pm on August 15th, 2010

    That means it would do no good to badger mom for a more expensive computer…not that she would ever agree to it. Thanks Molly.

    Staff hasn't been here today, FK dropped by, and I know where Dawson is. I hope she makes it out of the wilderness ok…she should have taken me along as a guide.

  60. B. Stover
    2:00 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Rio: I think that you need to lower the pixel count before you post pictures here.

  61. Sam
    3:45 pm on August 15th, 2010

    I was so happy my quilt square was on it's way and now Molly tells me the goats are going to eat it and then she snickers.

  62. Riö - The Evil
    3:45 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Yeep!… She’s home, she’s home!…yeep!yeep!… It is well past my supper time and I’m a bit miffed dammit!… grumble!… She’s moving kind of slow so I will start nagging for food in a few minutes… grunt!…. I will pass on all the sympathies and well wishes from all of you kind guys…sniff!… It will mean a lot to her – it might be after supper but I will do it sometime… snort!

    Stover!… We do not have any fancy pants software like Photoshop or Darkroom blah blah!… snort!…She just loads the photos off the camera and crops them a bit if needed and then does the “open with Internet Explorer” thing, names them (yes I know my Begging photo is named Begging Molly)…gruff!…Then I sit on her lap and tell her which ones to post… heh! … So, No We Cannot and Will Not change the pixel count because you keep scrolling by the same photos over and over again… grunt!

  63. Riö - The Evil
    3:52 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Sammy!… Your cousin Molly is being very mean to you by making light of this problem!… grunt!… Those Goats mean business when it comes to destroying mail… snort!… They target very special mail and specialize in Books!… grunt!… Just this summer we had one go-a-missing and I am sure it was a pack of wild Goats roaming the streets!… growl! … Do not be surprised if your square is eaten and shat out in the grass by the time Nancy even wakes up on Wednesday….snorkel!

  64. B. Stover
    4:00 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Rio: You don't need photoshop of fancy software to change pixel count. It's been so long since I've done it that I've forgotten how. Mollypop can you help out here?

  65. B. Stover
    4:00 pm on August 15th, 2010

    I'm listening to Alan Cumming introduce Masterpiece Mystery.

  66. Siberian Husky
    4:16 pm on August 15th, 2010

    I think the goats are busy this time of year making goat cheese so the mail should be safe for awhile.

  67. Sam
    4:25 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Dagnabbit! This software put an apostrophe in my it's again on my last post. Aargh!

  68. Barb & Maggie
    4:34 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Maybe Barb and Maggie could bring Baby Goat to Nancy's post office and they could set a trap for the marauding goats. Sweet Baby Goat could keep them off track long enough for Mr. Staff to sneak in and pick up the square for Nancy. Does that sound like a good plan?

  69. Riö - The Evil
    4:39 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Message!…. There is a message from … snort!… Maybe he has an idea!…wheeze!

  70. Riö - The Evil
    4:41 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Snort!…Lets try this again!…golly!

    Message!…. There is a message from … snort!… Maybe he has an idea!…wheeze!

  71. Riö - The Evil
    4:44 pm on August 15th, 2010

    hmmmm… well it might work anyway…grunt!

  72. Sam
    4:51 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Oh Commander Rio, thank you for sending Rocky to look over my quilt square. Now I can sleep tonight. No worries.

  73. Staff
    4:56 pm on August 15th, 2010

    I got the message in the first link. I wonder why he says Skirrel? I sort of like it, maybe. Has anyone else noticed that Rocky's eyes follow the cursor around the page?

    Dawson might be at the Treaty 8 party longer than you think. They last several days. She has the best stories about her times there. One year they got her to do the contest where they throw a hatchet. (tomahawk?) Anyway Dawson is sort of small. She always said she was 5 feet tall but some of us think she is only that on tiptoe. She had a little trouble with the throw and several people (I am trying to remember how she described it) had to move rather quickly out of the way.

    They evidently thought it was great fun watching her and wanted to give her a 'do-over' but in the interest of safety she refused. Heheh

    Maybe she will come back with some more good stories this year.


  74. Siberian Husky
    5:04 pm on August 15th, 2010

    That white dog is so cute!! Love the eyes… there is something very real about those eyes, in a canine sort of way.

    I do want to hear about Dawson's trip when she returns.

  75. Gus and BooBear
    5:27 pm on August 15th, 2010

    We couldn't get Rocky's message open. Mom has Internet problems with her laptop and is having to use her Iphone. Please excuse any and all typos. This has been a good weekend for the blog. So glad to have Mollypop and Sam back. Moving is tough even if it's from one apt to another . We haven't been able to participate much because we're still unpacking. Mom used to be able to post at work but they put a block on all but business sights (bummer). She has quite a library and not enough bookcases in the new old house. Silly dad thinks she should get rid of a bunch of the books!

    Glad all seem to be doing well (Rio, sorry about your friends cousin…she's had a rough few months ).

    Regarding yesterday, we would gladly pay for a signed copy of TFAT plus S&H even though we will get one at the signing in Houston.

  76. Riö - The Evil
    5:30 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Grump!…This is just practice for future messages – I want to get it right!

    <a title="" rel="nofollow">Rockie ….grunt!… I hope this works!…snarl!

  77. Riö - The Evil
    5:34 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Grump!…This is just practice for future messages – I want to get it right!

    <a href rel="nofollow">Rockie ….grunt!… This better work!…grump!

  78. Riö - The Evil
    5:36 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Crapola!… What I am trying to do is make Rockies name a link to the website where he can speak without the goats hearing him…doggonit!

  79. Riö - The Evil
    5:44 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Rockie ….grunt!

  80. Riö - The Evil
    5:49 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Close!…but no cigar!… gruff!…Will have to try this at another time….sorry!

  81. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    5:55 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Rio. The link to the name didn't seem to work, although the original link worked just fine. I think the problem that Gus and Boo Bear are having is simply tied into the use of a cell phone instead of a computer (even if it is a smartphone). When I have to use my dad's Blackberry instead of a real computer, there are some limits on what I can do with it (apart from the difficulties I have typing on that damn tiny keyboard), so I wouldn't worry about it too much. Also, please tell Rocky that the new disguise is quite becoming, although i will keep it quiet here, as it could impact his reputation among the other squirrels here in Chevy Chase. Wookie

    P.S. The Rockies pulled out a good one earlier today. I got real nervous when Milwaukee tied it in the top of the ninth, but fortunately the Rockies were able to score the go-ahead run without having to go into extra innings Good show all around!

  82. Riö - The Evil
    6:30 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Wookie!… heh! Rockie has been trained in the art of disguise and his appearance has no bearing on his otherwise confident male squirrel personality… snort!…Previously, he had been banished to the Arctic for quite some time and is now back to help with the safe delivery of pieces and parts of The Quilt….grunt!… Once the whole thing is created we may need more forces than just Rockie to ensure delivery to The Charming Mr. Abrahams & Company!…wheeze!… The Goats will be rampant during that time!….shudder!

  83. Riö - The Evil
    6:34 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Wookie!… I also meant to thank you so much for the Rockies update….snort!… We were expecting SiberH to give us a play by play this afternoon…grunt!…but he can be quite lazy sometimes dreaming about Alaska and such… wheeze!… I think stories of Dawson’s knife throwing distracted him… cough!

  84. Staff
    6:37 pm on August 15th, 2010


    It wasn't a knife. It was a very heavy hatchet. She said she had to twirl like a hammer thrower at the Olympics and that is what made her aim a little difficult.

    Evidently it was quite a popular performance.

    Maybe she can write the story down for you when she gets back. Or, if we are lucky, there will be another one to tell.


  85. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:48 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Hey y'all! I'm still at my vet's clinic, but Buford let me stand on his back again so I could get out of our run. Then it was just a matter of jumping up on a desk in the office. It took me quite a bit of reading to catch up — good news about the signed copies of TFAT! I'm really hoping Mom will be able to get PA/SQ when they come to Georgia.

    Barb and Maggie: Did you see my mom and dad today? According to their travel schedule, they were in NW Illinois this morning on their way back south.

    Mom and Dad are supposed to be back home tomorrow to pick us up! We're really excited, but we overheard someone in the office talking about giving us baths tomorrow before Mom and Dad get here. That worries me a little — we've had baths at home before and they were OK, but a while back everyone was discussing groomers putting smelly stuff on them during baths. No smelly stuff, please!!!

    Well, I've been in the office awhile, so I'd better get back to the run before I get caught. Getting out with Buford helping is sure easier than getting back in since I have to climb the gate. Oh, and I have to remember to erase the computer history so no one knows what I've been up to.

    Goodnight, y'all!

  86. Riö - The Evil
    6:48 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Tomatoe – Tomato!… snort!

  87. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:51 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Oops! That was supposed to be I'm really hoping Mom will be able to SEE PA/SQ when they come to Georgia. That's what happens when you use a strange computer!

  88. Riö - The Evil
    6:56 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Hmmm!…Kirby sounds well!…snort!…A little behind on his baseball, but I am sure he will catch up once safely at home… sniff!… I miss the lop-eared guy and wish him well on his journey back to Chets blog!…grunt!

    Tomatoe – Tomato!…That remark was regarding the Knife vs Hatchet that Dawson is yielding way up north!… snort!… Scaring people out of their wits it sounds like!… woooo!

  89. Riö - The Evil
    7:01 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Kirby!… heh!… I actually liked your initial sentence, “I’m really hoping Mom will be able to "get" PA/SQ when they come to Georgia.”… snort!… As in get them alone and really ask them some important questions!…dammit!

  90. Riö - The Evil
    7:24 pm on August 15th, 2010

    MasterPiece!…Was excellant tonight!..snort!… Good night all! Please check for bed bugs and call the minute you need help!… snuff!.. During daylight hours of course… cough!… And mind the restricted hours of service which you will find on the Official Business card in the smallest print available…wheeze!

    Good night All!

  91. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    7:28 pm on August 15th, 2010

    Rio's card made me and mom laugh. Time for light's out, tomorrow is Monday. (sigh) This means I have to be alone with Teddie all day long.

  92. Bed Bugs Extermination
    1:50 pm on January 19th, 2011

    Don’t let the bed bugs bite, that had been an old timer expression from times past, but now it’s real once more why?

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