Sundays With Ingrid: Nigel

“I could get sick,” Brucie said on the bus ride home.

Someone snickered.

“What if I forged a note?” Brucie said. “With Adobe Photoshop I could make it look like a doctor’s—”

“Zip it, guy,” said the driver, Mr. Sidney, his BATTLE OF THE CORAL SEA cap slanted low over his eyes, like a ship captain in rough seas. Brucie zipped it; the other choice was walking the rest of the way, as Brucie had learned on the first day of school last year and then had to relearn again just last week.

Mr. Sidney stopped in front of Ingrid’s house.

“See you, petunia,” he said. Girls were petunia to Mr. Sidney, guys guy. Things must have been a lot different when he was growing up.

Ingrid stepped off the bus, started up the brick path to her house. Ninety-nine Maple Lane was the only place she’d ever lived. Not the biggest, newest, or fanciest house in the neighborhood, Riverbend, but there were lots of good things about it. Such as the breakfast nook in the kitchen with windows on three sides, where the family—Mom, Dad, Ingrid, and her brother, Ty, a freshman at Echo Falls High (home of the Red Raiders)—ate just about all their meals; and the living-room fireplace, the bricks set in zigzags that matched the brick patterns in the chimney and front walk, a nice touch in Ingrid’s opinion; and maybe most of all her bedroom at the back, overlooking the town woods—the smallest room in the house, excluding bathrooms, and the most peaceful.

Ingrid went around to the side, unlocked the mudroom door. Nigel ambled out.

“Hey, boy,” said Ingrid, reaching down to pat him.

Nigel loved to be patted, maybe his second favorite thing, next to food. But now he changed course, making a kind of slow-motion swerve that took him just out of reach of her hand.


Nigel, crossing the lawn, swiveled his head around in her direction, walking one way, looking another. He had a jowly face and tweedy sort of coat, just like Nigel Bruce who’d played Dr. Watson in the old black-and-white Sherlock Holmes movies; Ingrid, a lover of Sherlock Holmes, had them all on DVD. Her Nigel, like Dr. Watson, could be slow on the uptake. Unlike Dr. Watson, he wasn’t always reliable.

For example, the way he was now avoiding eye contact and had resumed his course, headed for the road. Nigel wasn’t allowed on the road. Ingrid, with a book in hand called Training Even the Dumbest Dog, had spent hours with Nigel, teaching him not to leave the property, rewarding his eventual success with a pig-out of Hebrew Nationals, his hot dog of choice.

Nigel paused at the edge of the lawn, right forepaw raised in the attitude of one of those clever pointing dogs that understand commands in several languages. Was he remembering those hot dogs, even maybe just a little bit? “Nigel?”

He stepped onto the street, a dainty little movement—like Zero Mostel in the Producers movie, one of Ingrid’s favorites—that still surprised her and always meant no good. The next moment he was picking up the pace, pushing himself into that waddling trot, his top speed.


Ingrid dropped her backpack, hurried after him. Nigel tried to go faster—she could tell from the furious way his scruffy tail was wagging, slowing him down if anything. He reached the other side of Maple Lane, sniffed at the Grunellos’ grass, and then made a beeline for the stone angel birdbath that stood by their front door.

“Don’t you dare,” said Ingrid, running across the lawn.

Too late. Nigel raised his leg against the birdbath. Ingrid grabbed his collar and dragged him away, trailing a golden arc all the way back to the road. Nigel didn’t like the Grunellos, a quiet middle-aged couple who were kind to animals, never bothered anybody, and spent a lot of time away. Like now, please God. At the edge of the driveway he snatched up the Grunellos’ copy of The Echo.

“Put that down.”

But he clung to the rolled-up newspaper with all his might until they were back at the mudroom door. Then he dropped it in a casual sort of way and scrambled inside.

“Kiss those hot dogs good-bye,” Ingrid said. She could hear him panting in the kitchen as though he’d just performed some incredible feat.

From Behind the Curtain.



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88 Responses to “Sundays With Ingrid: Nigel”

  1. B. Stover
    3:49 am on June 13th, 2010

    Good morning Ingrid, Nigel, Chet, Bernie, Everyone.

  2. Melanie
    4:10 am on June 13th, 2010

    I love Nigel. And he has "performed some incredible feat." Nigel conquered the bird bath. He'd probably been thinking about it for days. Okay, maybe seconds!

    I looked up the Battle of the Coral Sea. Even though we lost more ships, it was a turn around in the war. Until that point Japan navy was thought to be invincible.

    Melanie's wish: I want a connection to the internet in my brain, so I can look things up immediately (thus lessening the probability that I will forget what I'm looking up up by the time I reach the computer). I still want old fashion books, where I can write in the margins, dog ear special pages and not care if the dogs drool on them.

    The BEST of two worlds.

    I also want chlorophyll in my hair. Yes, I would have green hair, but think of all the good things . . . wouldn't have to eat breakfast or lunch, just sit out in the sun for awhile. . . winter might be a bit difficult (especially around here) but there are full spectrum light bulbs!

  3. Melanie
    4:12 am on June 13th, 2010

    Good morning B. Stover. I'm so glad it's Ingrid and not about you know what.

  4. Sam
    4:35 am on June 13th, 2010

    Good morning B. and Melanie. IT's raining here – huh – what's up with that. Molly said she was sending it all on to Melanie.

  5. B. Stover
    4:37 am on June 13th, 2010

    Melanie, you're making me laugh again!

  6. B. Stover
    4:46 am on June 13th, 2010

    Hi Sam. It's overcast here and humid. However, I'm going to make banana nutbread anyway…I have some very ripe bananas.

  7. Melanie
    4:48 am on June 13th, 2010

    Sam, you must be getting the rain left overs, because it's still raining! We might see some clearing by Monday night!

    Left overs . . . hmmm, that banana nutbread is sounding good!

  8. Barb & Maggie
    5:36 am on June 13th, 2010

    We love Ingrid and Nigel. Would love a # 4! Nigel and Chet have 1 thing in common (not leaping ability). They both love Hebrew National hot dogs. They are Chet's favorite, and I think Mr.A's

    favorite, too, because he mentioned them in another book. Maybe Bullet Point. Mom is not a big hot dog eater, but she had to try some of those since she kept reading about then. And you know what? They really are the best! Hope this doesn't post twice.

  9. Melanie
    5:55 am on June 13th, 2010

    So does the Hebrew National hot dogs have weird stuff in them? You don't want to know what regular hot dogs do to me, but some times I would just like a hot dog.

  10. Barb & Maggie
    5:55 am on June 13th, 2010

    Barb's daughter (Newfie owner) thought it was funny that Barb bought Hebrew Nationals, based on Chet's opinion. She so doesn't get it!

  11. Riö - The Evil
    6:01 am on June 13th, 2010

    Noooo! …Guess what I woke up to?…grump!… RAIN and More Rain!…aaaaargh!…I don’t care if she gets wet or not, she better get to the store today or else…grunt!

    Nigel!… What kind of guy is he?… heh! …Is he a Bassett Hound?…cough!… I wonder why he doesn’t like Ingrid’s neighbors? ….heh!heh!

  12. Riö - The Evil
    6:19 am on June 13th, 2010

    Green!… I think Melanie has been up all night feeding puppies, that or she has been smoking something this morning….wheeze!…There was snow in the mountains overnight…grunt!…The Poudre river is getting ready to flood out all over the place…snort!… I’m cold and hungry and now I have to go outside and get wet again…crap!

  13. Älice Johnson,
    6:21 am on June 13th, 2010

    Gosh that was a great post. I remember reading it, but unfortunately I am someone who just gulps down books. Often I have to go back and read them two or three times before I remember to sip. I love the "Kiss those hotdogs good-bye" line. Five words and yet they speak volumes. Just made me laugh out loud.

    ~Hey Rio,

    I am getting ready for the Rockies at Target Field. I think I will have some popcorn. Heh Heh heh

  14. Staff, Älice Jo
    6:25 am on June 13th, 2010

    Gosh that was a great post. I remember reading it, but unfortunately I am someone who just gulps down books. Often I have to go back and read them two or three times before I remember to sip. I love the "Kiss those hotdogs good-bye" line. Five words and yet they speak volumes. Just made me laugh out loud.

    ~Hey Rio,

    I am getting ready for the Rockies at Target Field. I think I will have some popcorn. Heh Heh heh

    ~Melanie, love the puppy pictures! Keep them coming!

    ~Wookie! My quilting friend! You are being really nice to those little pups! Those puppies will love having their personal quilts to enjoy on their travels. It will help keep them warm too! Gotta keep them warm.

    I am off to work on my nephew's quilt again today. See you all tonight when I catch up. Stay dry out there!

  15. Barb & Maggie
    6:41 am on June 13th, 2010

    Would love to see some sunshine here, too. Another gloomy day in Illinois.

    Tomorrow, hopefully, they will start cutting the tree out of the barn, and getting that all cleaned up. Maybe next week they will start the repairs.

  16. Mollypop
    6:47 am on June 13th, 2010

    Melanie – Mom and I love your web site and now especially the moth pictures. Mom wanted me to show you our moth picture. It's a Cecropia moth, one of the largest in North America and normally only out at night. This one has one malformed wing and lived its short lifespan on our patio. Mom protected it from the rain.

    [img ] Moth.jpg[/img]

  17. Barb & Maggie
    6:56 am on June 13th, 2010

    Mollypop, That moth is beautiful and I'm glad your Mom watched over it. My Mom is like that, too. I have been stuck on a line outside for the last 2 days, because there are 4 baby robins hopping around the yard. For some reason, Mom thought I would chase them, or maybe worse.

    Melanie,, H.N. hot dogs are more expensive, and probably have less filler in them. On t.v they advertise "No ifs ands or butts", meaning, I think, that they don't use meat from the hind quarter of the beef, but not sure why that is important.

  18. B. Stover
    7:00 am on June 13th, 2010

    Nigel "came from no particular breed" and he "had strayed into their lives in the fall."

  19. Barb & Maggie
    7:26 am on June 13th, 2010

    Now Staff and Alice are double posting. Maybe it wasn't a problem with OUR computer.

  20. Mollypop
    7:49 am on June 13th, 2010

    MagPie! Do you think those baby robins might taste like little chickens? It's a good thing you're stuck on a line for now. Those babies will grow quickly.

  21. dawson
    7:51 am on June 13th, 2010


    Looks like rain, smells like rain, feels like rain, but no wet drops fall from the sky. It's all falling on Rio, Sam and Melanie.

    Mollypop: That is a beautiful Cecropia.

    Hebrew Hot Dogs: Next time I get to a big city I will check them out.

    But Melanie: I love breakfast. How's the puppies?

    B.Stover: I can smell banana-nut bread. This is making me hungry, must go eat.

  22. Riö - The Evil
    8:30 am on June 13th, 2010

    Stover!… Sorry to bother you, I know you are busy baking nutty bandana bread or something, but are there any other descriptions of Nigel?… heh!… He is a funny guy…snort!

  23. Riö - The Evil
    8:33 am on June 13th, 2010

    Alice!… I’m counting the days till our teams meet up!… snort!… You will want to rename your ball park to Walmart Field after we are done with you!… grunt!

  24. Siberian Husky
    8:58 am on June 13th, 2010

    Barb & Maggie, that double posting happened to me a couple of weeks ago. I forgot to mention that yesterday. I don't think it is "us". I think it is "them".

    It is not raining here.

    My dad always buys Hebrew National hot dogs. Mom thought they might be weird and wouldn't eat them until Chet said he liked them.

    good one, Rio…Walmart Field. tee hee

  25. Melanie
    9:01 am on June 13th, 2010

    Dawson: how do you get from breakfast to puppies? Freaking me out here.

    Had another crisis last night. Puppy okay. This was a male Irish Spotted one, which I think we'll nickname "Greedy Guts."

    Turns out Gracie's milk REALLY came in last night. The pups are used to sucking at a particular rate. They were getting full quicker, except for Greedy Guts who kept drinking until he aspirated. (milk gets in his lungs)

    Zoë and I did puppy rescue techniques. Called another breeder friend, she has had this happen before (so have we, but that pup ended up in the hospital in ICU with aspirant pneumonia, that pup is doing fine at 2 1/2 years old). She told us we were doing every thing correctly. Techniques: windmilling, patting his back, rubbing his back, putting him on a hot water bottle and when all else fails, sucking the milk out of his lungs through his nose.

    We did all of those and 18 hours later, he has not developed pneumonia!

    Little Greedy Guts had us going. Zoë would lose it and I would be the sane one, and then I would lose it and Zoë would be the sane one. BUT, no wheezing, no gasping, so he's fine.


  26. Siberian Husky
    9:08 am on June 13th, 2010

    Whew, and bless his little puppy heart. I'm glad he is doing ok. Mom decided she wouldn't be any good at the puppy thing. She holds her breath while reading some of Melanie's posts. We'll be glad when the critical three weeks are over with.

    Greedy Guts might grow into a really big guy.

  27. B. Stover
    9:14 am on June 13th, 2010

    Nigel: chewed up Mister Happy, the teddybear Ingrid sleeps with. (Nigel sleeps in the same bed.) He likes to dig deep holes in the park. "He ambled in his unhurried way, not bothering to sniff the air or chew snow chips or do any other doggy things." He has a stubby tail that droops when he's tired of walking. He has floppy ears. "Suddenly he cringed–Ingrid had never seen him cringe before–then made a little whiny noise and sidled over behind Ingrid." (That is when he sees a character in Into the Dark.) "With surprising quickness Nigel snatched the last egg roll off the table and ran from the room." He likes to drink from the toilet: "'Nigel!' He raised his head, snout dripping, glanced over at her, and went back to what he was doing, stubby tail wagging." Grampy thinks that Nigel is half lab, maybe more.

  28. Riö - The Evil
    9:18 am on June 13th, 2010

    Greedy Guts!…Heh! He just wanted to get his fair share, that’s all….snort!…What color is he? I want to watch for him in the puppy photos….grunt!

  29. B. Stover
    9:20 am on June 13th, 2010

    Melanie and Zoe deserve the Order of Merit. (Florence Nightingale was the first woman to receive it.)

    I don't understand the Walmart Field joke.

  30. Riö - The Evil
    9:20 am on June 13th, 2010

    Stover! …Thank you! I hope he is in all the books…snort!…We love Brucie and now Nigel…heh!

  31. Barb & Maggie
    9:21 am on June 13th, 2010

    Melanie, Not sure we really want to know, but how do you suck the milk out thru his nose? Do you use one of those little bulb things for babies?

    Mollypop, I think anything with feathers is chasable at the very least. In my opinion, birds should not be allowed to even land in my yard, let alone hop all over it for 2 days. One of those little guys came out of his nest in my pine tree Fri morning, and then sat on the same branch all day. Last night they were hopping around with their birdy mom and dad. I wish they would fly away, so life would get back to normal. I need more exercise.

  32. Barb & Maggie
    9:24 am on June 13th, 2010

    Wasn't Zippy in the first book?

  33. Riö - The Evil
    9:45 am on June 13th, 2010

    MagPie!… There was a Zippy in ‘The Tutor’, is that what you are talking about?… grunt!

  34. Gus & BooBear
    9:49 am on June 13th, 2010

    Melanie, what colar collar is Greedy Guts wearing? We definitely want to see his picture! Those babies are certainly blessed to have such good human moms as well as Gracie!

    Rio, no rain in southeast Texas. Just HOT and HUMID!!

  35. B. Stover
    9:49 am on June 13th, 2010

    Zippy was the dog in The Tutor. Nigel is in all three Echo Falls mysteries.

  36. dawson
    9:52 am on June 13th, 2010

    Barb and Maggie: Zippy was in The Tutor.

    Melanie and Zoe: You're doing such a great job with all the puppies. Sorry about freaking you out by asking about the puppies right after wondering what was for breakfast. I added the last part right before I hit the submit button in an attempt to elicit another photograph and didn't notice how it sounded. Those puppies are my cyber grand-children and anyone who tried to hurt them would have to go through a very protective adrenaline-ridden god mother.

  37. B. Stover
    9:53 am on June 13th, 2010

    Oh oh. Maggie wouldn't like my garden. I have a bird bath there that the birds love. I also feed them.

  38. dawson
    9:55 am on June 13th, 2010

    Zippy also liked to urinate on the neighbor's doorstep.

  39. Riö - The Evil
    9:56 am on June 13th, 2010

    Nigel!… Oh I am so glad he is in all three books…snort!…What a funny guy. We are reading ‘Down The Rabbit Hole’, but not very quickly, so we have not seen Nigel appear yet…grunt!

    Pepper!… Remember my friends best friend the one who has Pepper out on the farm?….snort!…Well, I guess she is in a Tap Dance recital this afternoon….heh!… Someone here can’t wait to see her friend up on stage dancing in a costume with tap shoes on….heh!heh!

  40. dawson
    10:06 am on June 13th, 2010

    We don't feed the birds because of the cats but our neighbors do. This year the most common bird is the red-winged blackbird, replacing blue-jays from last year.

  41. Siberian Husky
    10:25 am on June 13th, 2010

    Rio, please explain the Walmart Field joke to Stover. Mom won't let me. She says I just need to stay out of you and Alice going at one another over the baseball game, and mind my own business, and just root for the Rockies.

    This is going to be very entertaining… Alice and Rio and the Rockies and the Twins. I'll try to stay out of it, hee, hee

  42. Siberian Husky
    10:33 am on June 13th, 2010

    Dawson, We have red-winged blackbirds in the winter. Maybe some of our guys are spending the summer at your place.

  43. B. Stover
    10:36 am on June 13th, 2010

    Red-winged blackbirds are beautiful and I love the sound of their call. I also like brown-headed cowbirds–such unusual coloring, especially in the male. I haven't been getting many bluejays either.

  44. Mollypop
    10:47 am on June 13th, 2010

    Anyone wanting lots and lots of puppy pictures, just click on Melanie's name which will take you to the Newf web site, then click on log. You will be greatly rewarded!!!!

  45. Mollypop
    10:52 am on June 13th, 2010

    I didn't want to be offputting by making extra work to see the puppies, but just book on over and you'll see lots of puppy pics.

  46. Barb & Maggie
    11:18 am on June 13th, 2010

    Mollypop, We like your sense of humor.

    B, My mom feeds the birds, too. She has 4 feeders. We just don't happen to be in agreement as to who has command of our yard.

    Sorry about the brain cramp on Nigel. Ruby was the main character in The Tutor. We were getting them mixed up, due to

    age, Sherlock Holmes, etc.

    I just came out of my crate where I have been hiding for a while, due to the thunder and lightning. We,too, have "kats and dogs' out there.

    Mom just made some pee soup for the neighbor, cause he is fixing her toilet and she doesn't have to call the plumber. She thinks pee soup=toilet is really funny for some reason, but I don't get it.

  47. Mollypop
    11:21 am on June 13th, 2010

    MagPie! I hope it's actually pea soup your Mom is making.

  48. Siberian Husky
    11:29 am on June 13th, 2010

    Molly, Thanks…We booked on over there and saw all the pictures of the PUPPIES and adult dogs. Sooo cute!!!

  49. Siberian Husky
    11:39 am on June 13th, 2010

    The noise at the soccer game yesterday…It was South African Vevezela trumpets. They are "part of the South African experience". We are not the only ones that thought the noise was offputting (actually, it was horrible). Soccer fans all over the world are complaining about it.

  50. Sam
    12:02 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Our sensitive ears can't tolerate that stuff!

  51. dawson
    12:11 pm on June 13th, 2010

    I won't be watching any soccer as long as those trumpets are droning.

    Mollypop: Oh yeah, Melanie has a web-site. Duh. Thanks for the reminder.

    Barb and Maggie: Pee-soup for the man fixing the toilet – hilarious. I love pea soup.

    B. Stover: How's the banana-nut bread. (I didn't get the Wal-mart field reference either.) I'm hungry again.

  52. Barb & Maggie
    12:18 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Oh, I get it – peas soup, not pee soup!

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:27 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Heh!… My friend just came in with all the groceries…Yeah!… She is soakin’ wet and I bet she is pissed off too… snort!… She got all the stuff we need though, even some hotdogs! …woooo!…. All the groceries are wet too! She said “It’s raining Kats and dogs right over the grocery store.”…. grunt!…. Apparently, that means its still pouring down on anyone who attempts to get food… heh!

  54. Sam
    12:32 pm on June 13th, 2010

    I liked the pee soup better than pes soup. Tee hee laff.

  55. Sam
    12:33 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Oops – try again. I liked the pee soup better than the pea soup.

  56. B. Stover
    12:48 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Dawson: The banana-nut bread looks good (I make it a lot), but I haven't tried it yet.

    Melanie's website is very good. I really like Franklin.

    And I used to like pea soup until….

  57. Riö - The Evil
    12:49 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Stover!… The Twins new ball park is called “Target Field”….snort!… Target vs Walmart, get it… grunt!

  58. Riö - The Evil
    12:53 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Wow!….The Rockies are ahead 10 – 3 over Toronto !… snort!…oooohhhh Alice lookie here!….heh!

  59. Siberian Husky
    1:13 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Franklin is going to have a fan club. He's our favorite, also.

  60. B. Stover
    1:43 pm on June 13th, 2010

    I get it. Thanks Rio.

  61. Riö - The Evil
    1:50 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Stover!… How did your nutty bananie bread turn out?…snort!… I wish I could have some, I am so hungry I could just die soon… grunt!

  62. Riö - The Evil
    2:21 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Okay!… Here is a movie that Stover should never rent (or pay to watch)… snort!… ‘Inglourious Basterds’, so far we are enjoying the heck out of it, but we do not recommend it to our friend Stover….grunt!…I think we are on Chapter 3, but she stopped it to make some supper…sniff!sniff!…Finally, I will get some food!!!… heh!

  63. B. Stover
    3:04 pm on June 13th, 2010

    I'd send some banana-nut bread to everyone if I could do so virtually….It is quite good.

    Why won't you recommend Inglorious Bastards Rio? I could get it on pay-per-view.

  64. Riö - The Evil
    3:13 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Stover!… I’m sort of changing my mind on this thing…snort!… It started out a little violent and I thought it might be too much, but now a real story is evolving and I’m thinking it might be right up your alley… wheeze!…But, before I tell you what I really think, I would like to watch the whole thing….grunt!…So far its been like watching a foreign film, because a lot of it is in subtitles – very quick subtitles…crap!

  65. Melanie
    3:16 pm on June 13th, 2010

    That's okay, Dawson. I'm glad the puppies are protected by so many cyber god parents and grand parents!

    I will be taking a picture of Mr. Greedy Guts tomorrow. Everything is going fine tonight. Knock on wood.

    Zoë says that getting the milk out of a puppy's nose and lungs gives a whole new meaning to "sucking face." It that graphic enough?

    I'm glad I now understand the Walmart remark.

    "Inglorious Basterds" That was a good movie if you don't mind gore. Lots and lots of gore. I ended up watching only when YSAS told me it was safe to look.

  66. Melanie
    3:43 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Gracie is snoring so loud that I can't hear the TV.

    She's really tired.

    After she feeds the puppies (about every three hours) she has 2 cans of dog food, some cous cous, hamburger and anything else we can get down her.

    She's not gaining any weight. Twelve pups takes a lot out of you.

  67. Siberian Husky
    3:56 pm on June 13th, 2010

    I'm glad that Gracie has such dedicated human help. We are looking forward to a picture of Mr. Greedy Guts.

  68. Riö - The Evil
    3:59 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Gracie!…She looked exhausted in that photo on your website Melanie….snort!… A mother’s work is never done… sigh… Well, I think I am learning German and a bit of French while watching this movie tonight….heh!

  69. B. Stover
    3:59 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Let me know about the movie Rio. Why do they spell "basterds" like that?

    I hope everything keeps going well Melanie. What does Franklin think about all these puppies?

  70. Riö - The Evil
    4:03 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Hey!…Is Bess there watching TV with you guys?… snort!… How is she doing anyway????… sniffle!

  71. Barb & Maggie
    4:13 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Melanie, We were sort of thinking that was how you got the milk out. A little gross, but if it meant saving a puppy, Mom would be up for it. Whatever it takes.

    Toilet got fixed. "Pea" soup got delivered. Rain has stopped for now. All is well.

  72. Riö - The Evil
    4:48 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Stover! … So weit ist es ein anständiger Film, aber es gibt eine Menge von Untertiteln … snort!

  73. Riö - The Evil
    5:25 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Stover! … Denken Sie daran, wenn Sie es sehen (wenn Sie ihn sehen) ist es ein "Once Upon a Time"-Geschichte! … Snort! … Wir wissen jetzt, dass Quentin Tarantino den Nazis … ruppig hasst!

  74. Barb & Maggie
    5:33 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Rio, We are so impressed. we didn't know that you knew German. Wow! What did you say?

  75. Riö - The Evil
    5:42 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Crap!…We were missing the Tony Awards watching that stupid movie!…groan!…This rain is messing with our heads… gasp!… I hope they re-run this show at some point, sob!..We love watching the Tony Awards… sniff!…They are usually in English..

  76. Riö - The Evil
    5:51 pm on June 13th, 2010

    MagPie!… I don’t think this is very good German, what I tried to say is, “Stover! ..So far it is a decent movie, but there are a lot of subtitles”…snort!

    And then ..sniff!

    ”Stover!… Remember, if you watch this movie, it is a ‘Once Upon A Time’ story…snort!…And now we know that Quentin Tarantino hates the Nazis…heh!”

  77. Barb & Maggie
    6:13 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Thanks, Rio. I don't think we will watch it. Too much violence. We watched half of 7 lbs tonight and turned it off. We love Will Smith, but it seemed sort of depressing. Gute Nache, Rio and All.

  78. Riö - The Evil
    6:28 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Movie!… Here is my final review of "Inglorious Basterds"… snort!

    Aufmerksamkeit!.. Wenn Sie wirklich eine andere Sprache oder zwei wollen lernen müssen, um einen Film zu beobachten, schlage ich vor, dass Sie dieses …-Schnauben nicht beobachten!

    Translated as…sniff!

    Attention!.. Unless you really want to have to learn another language or two to watch a movie, I suggest you do not watch this one… snort!

    Grunt!… I cannot do this in French! …snort!…and maybe not very well in German!…heh!

  79. Riö - The Evil
    6:54 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Movie!… There was one small part where I laughed out loud for quite a while…snort!.. It was when someone from Tennessee was pretending to be from Italy, and he was saying Italian words with a Tennessee accent in hopes of throwing off a German detective… heh! … Now, that was funny!….HA!

  80. Staff, Älice Jo
    6:54 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Hey Dawson,

    You must have had the day off today. I was at the quilt shop until 8 tonight and shouldn't have tried to move that vintage sewing machine with cabinet. My back is sore.

    I think I will have a little lay down and then, a little later, maybe go to sleep.

    ~Rio, You hope that Target Field will turn into Walmart but you never know. Never – ever – know. It might just turn into…ummm Tiffany's! Yeah thats the ticket! Tiffany's.

    We shall find out soon.

    ~Maybe (heh heh) we can seduce Siber-H over to the Twins with our tremendous fielding and wonderful left handed batters.

    I am sorry Mollypop won't play ball with us, but we understand. It is difficult to get between two such 'forceful' personalities.

    Alice and Staff (fighting over the keyboard)

    ~~Sorry about the double comment earlier. I wasn't done and Alice hit send. Then it took so long I thought it had gotten lost so I typed the rest and hit send again.

  81. Riö - The Evil
    7:09 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Alice!…All your double-talk and re-sending of posts doesn’t change the fact that The Rockies are going to Kick-Yer-Butt right out of Walmart Field…heh!..Can’t Wait for the game to begin!…snort! … Sie sind Zwillinge sind dabei, getrennt zu werden! …-Schnauben!

  82. Riö - The Evil
    7:11 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Translates to: You're Twins are going to be separated!… snort!

  83. Sam
    7:21 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Ich bin ausser mich, aber alles das glittert ist nicht geld.

    Nitey night!

  84. Riö - The Evil
    7:31 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Heh!… Sammie, ‘Everything that glitters is not gold’… snort! … Truer words have not been written here in a long time…grunt!… Why does that saying bring Alice to mind???… heh!

  85. Riö - The Evil
    7:34 pm on June 13th, 2010

    Gute Nacht Alle!… Gott Segnen Sie und behalten Sie! …-Schnauben!.. Und bitte kleine junge Hunde, heute Abend … Niesen heil und gesund sein!

    Translates to:

    Goodnight All!… God Bless you and keep you!… snort!.. And please little puppies be safe and sound tonight…sneeze!

  86. dawson
    7:44 pm on June 13th, 2010

    I'm watching Extreme Poodles. It's about grooming competition. Rio and Siber H. would not like it. I don't think Mollypop, Molly and Jasper would either but these groomers say their poodles love to be dyed and groomed. Hmmmm.

    Nachtey Nacht

  87. Älice Johnson,
    8:14 pm on June 13th, 2010

    ~Goodnight Rio,

    Hope you have good dreams, cause that is all you have to look forward to. Dreams. The real world will come crashing in on you soon (Tuesday)

    Buenos Noches 'Amigocito'. (I think that is how you spell it.)


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