Sundays With Ingrid: Ready For Some Football?

Stacy came over. “What’s a flea-flicker?”

“No idea,” Ingrid said. “Why?”

“The other team’s going to try a flea-flicker on the very first play,” Stacy said. “I heard their coaches talking about it.”

“Want a burger?” Ingrid said.

“No money on me.”

“Here,” said Ingrid, forking a slightly too-blackened patty into a bun and handing it to her. “Compliments of the Boosters.”

“Boosters rule,” said Stacy, squirting on some ketchup and taking a big bite. “Think we should tell anybody? Ty maybe?”

“About what?”

“The flea-flicker.”

Flea-flicker. What could it be? “Watch the burgers,” Ingrid said.

She hurried across the parking lot, around the end zone, and up the sideline. The Red Raiders were in their formations now, the offense practicing plays against the defense, like they always did at the end of warm-up. Ty, a defensive back, was only a few yards from her. He looked huge in his pads and uniform, almost like another person; except for his face, small behind the bars of the mask.

“Ty,” she called, in kind of a stage whisper.

No reaction.

“Ty.” A little louder.

But nothing.

Then came some shouted gibberish, “Thirty-six, red left, hut, hut,” and everybody crashed together, grunting and bellowing. Number 43 knocked Ty to the ground. Ty sprang back up with a sort of roar, like he was all charged up from getting pummeled. Ingrid had seen a show on the Discovery Channel about territorial skirmishes between troops of chimpanzees. This was just like that.

“Ty,” she called, full volume now.

Ty and number 43 were face-to-face, banging their heads together, completely oblivious to her. Ingrid stepped across the sideline. Both players whirled around immediately.

“What the hell?” said Ty.

“It’s important,” Ingrid said.

“Get off the field,” Ty said. His eyes were maniacal.

“But—”

He yelled something obscene at her.

“You’re a stupid jerk,” Ingrid said.

“Power goat left, on two, hut, hut, HUT.”

Crash. Ty got knocked down again. Ingrid left him there, went back to the grill, took over from Stacy.

“How did that go?” Stacy said.

“Hard to say,” Ingrid said. “They seem to be under a spell right now.”

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260 Responses to “Sundays With Ingrid: Ready For Some Football?”

  1. B.Stover
    8:39 am on February 6th, 2011

    Ready for football? Seems impossible to get away from it.

    Good morning everyone.

  2. Melanie
    9:07 am on February 6th, 2011

    Good morning B. Stover.
    No snow or sleet today, just a few clouds. Going to get up to 30 degrees.

    The Pack is already at the airport waiting for the Leer jet. Patsy has the iPad.
    Hope Wöökie and DebbieL find YSAS before they pick up Riö.

    Should be an interesting day.

  3. Wolfie
    9:25 am on February 6th, 2011

    Melanie,

    I’m going to take a quick blur across the nation just to make sure that YSAS doesn’t get left behind.

    I can’t wait to see how Mollypop and Bee promote him on the big screen. And Quacky too. Hopefully Quacky will be a best seller before it hits the press. How cool would that be?

  4. Wolfie
    9:28 am on February 6th, 2011

    I forgot to ask……can anybody sing?

    Christina somebody is singing the national anthem but I think it’s time for a member of the nation to have the honor.

    I would, but I can’t carry a tune.

  5. B.Stover
    9:37 am on February 6th, 2011

    Mollypop: I’m thinking that we should have YSAS do play-by-play on the big screen. One of the shows during half time could be YSAS reading parts of Quacky. What do you think?

  6. Gus & BooBear
    9:54 am on February 6th, 2011

    Wolfie, Mom forgot to line up transportation for us so could you please take a short trip south to blur us to the game? We want to be sure and get there in time to pick up Macy’s green and gold stuff (do NOT want to get stuck with the Steeler stuff!) We are ready whenever you get here. We can’t wait to meet everyone in person!

    B., thanks for asking about Dad’s car. It is finally coming along. Just got it from the paint booth and Dad is now working on putting it back together. We try to get Mom to post some before and after pics while we are at the game.

  7. B.Stover
    10:05 am on February 6th, 2011

    G&BB: Good. I’d like to see some pictures of the car.

  8. Wolfie
    10:09 am on February 6th, 2011

    G and BB:

    I’m on my way!!!!

    It’s SUPPER BOWL time!

  9. C. Harris
    10:24 am on February 6th, 2011

    Well, I guess I’m glad no one strayed up here. I’ve been sick all week with the flu so have done no party preparations. Sounds like everything is well in hand. Sleepless night as I was having trouble breathing so didn’t want to fall asleep.

    I just want to remind everyone (cough*Rio*cough) that football is JUST A GAME and that everyone (cough*Rio*cough) should PLAY NICE. Also, that it should just be a FRIENDLY GAME OF CARDS but some players (cough*Rio*cough) may not be entirely above board and trustworthy. So look out for each other and guard the treats as some (cough*Rio*cough) are hungrier and greedier than others. Having said all this, we will never live things down if Rio becomes unhappy so let’s avoid that possibility no matter the wonderfuffably possibilities that dance in certain KATS’ heads.

    Looking forward to the updates. I am practicing breathing deep and plan to stay awake all day if I can. Cheers to one and all. -20 this morning after a week of positive numbers.

  10. dawson
    10:29 am on February 6th, 2011

    Alice Johnson: I am waiting at the airport. There is no Lear Jet here. You can’t miss me: I am carrying a insulated case of salmon bon bons homemade by A Catty Librarian. She surprised me by showing up at Ruby Jo’s house with it. She wants to come to Texas but is having trouble getting the day off work. This case is 1 yard square and security is all over it.

  11. dawson
    10:34 am on February 6th, 2011

    C.Harris: It is the year of pneumonia so make sure you get that checked right away. Actually, last year was the year of pneumonia but things are slow getting up North.

  12. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:35 am on February 6th, 2011

    Dawson..excellent..just try not to get held as a threat to national security!.

    GandB ( like green bay, heh) no worries, there is plenty of Green Bay stuff, just limited on the stealers stuff.

    charris..love the post, except you being sick and all.

    Mom is cutting my connection a s she heads to church, back atcha later. My pack will be there to greet the early arrivals.

  13. Barb & Maggie
    10:39 am on February 6th, 2011

    What is a power goat play?

    That is Christina Aguliera who is schedued to sing, unless we can boot her out.

    Any pictures of Ruby Jo?

  14. Barb & Maggie
    10:40 am on February 6th, 2011

    Macy, We thought that they were the Steelers, and the Stealers!

  15. Barb & Maggie
    10:42 am on February 6th, 2011

    That should have been not the Stealers. The way this day is starting, we may reach a new high for number of posts. Does anyone know our record?

  16. dawson
    10:54 am on February 6th, 2011

    I have pictures of Ruby Jo but I am a Luddite. If Staff posts you can click on her name and see a demonstration of the “Ruby Stretch”. Such talent!
    The Steelers will steal the game. Either spelling works.
    I am having salmon bon bons for breakfast. So is security. They are delicious. Smiles all around. :-)

  17. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 am on February 6th, 2011

    Peas!….Tonight’s gonna be a good night!….snort!snort!….I can not wait to see The Black Eyed Peas tonight!….wooooo!….They are tip-top hip-hop rock and they always put me in a really good mood….gruff!….I’m sitting at my front door waiting for Wookie with my little knapsack all packed with cottage and green *ugh and The Peas CDs, my special deck of cards, and my little Go Phone, just in case I need someone to come and get me…chorkel! … Tonight’s gonna be a good night!….Woooooo!

  18. Mollie (a black poodle)
    11:04 am on February 6th, 2011

    Wolfie: Do you have time to drop by & blur me to the game. If you do, be sure to keep away from the Bay Bridge & the Golden Gate Bridge towers.

  19. Melanie
    11:05 am on February 6th, 2011

    Dog, am I glad the Pack is at the airport. They left early, early this morning. Afterwards we had quite a wind storm. Huge branches are stuck like spears into the ice in the Stockade.

    Also a lot of ice shards from trees. Shattering and avalanching on the snow-crust–
    Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away
    You’d think the inner dome of heaven had fallen.

  20. Melanie
    11:10 am on February 6th, 2011

    I think I found a rare photo of Riö playing poker.

  21. B.Stover
    11:11 am on February 6th, 2011

    CHarris: I’m sorry you’re ill. Are you on medication? Sometimes vaporizing (lean over a bowl of steaming water with a towel over your head) clears up stuffiness.

  22. C. Harris
    11:17 am on February 6th, 2011

    Thank you Dawson and Macy. Does anyone know if it is too late to get a flu shot after you have had the flu? Someone also told me there is a pneumonia shot so maybe I should have that too. I have trusted my good health too much. Of course, insurance doesn’t pay for either shot. Go figure.

  23. Barb & Maggie
    11:17 am on February 6th, 2011

    Rio, you little card shark! Didn’t you know smoking is bad for humans and dawgs! Looks like you are a 3-olive-in-your-martini kind of guy. And we love the BEPs too.

  24. C. Harris
    11:18 am on February 6th, 2011

    Thank you B. Stover. I have some Vicks but need to try something else.

  25. Wolfie
    11:18 am on February 6th, 2011

    Mollie, I’m enroute. Thanks for the bridge warnings!

    Dawson – I’m sure AMJ will be there soon. You know Kats are; she may have stopped for a nap. Don’t worry. I am monitoring the Blog, and will blur you over if need be.

  26. Siber-H
    11:21 am on February 6th, 2011

    Dawson, I read your post last night…you are starting to sound like a real dog musher with the usual dog problems.
    I vote that Mishka, the talking Husky, sing the National Anthem. She is a better singer than the two-legged and far better looking.
    Macy, pink and purple will be fine. (pink and purple?)
    I’m glad that Patsy has the Ipad. She is a very nice lady and will let me peek at how the Yukon Quest is going.
    G&BB, We would love to see pictures of the car.
    C.Harris, I’m sorry that you have been sick. Be very careful with the “having trouble breathing problem”. Go to the doctor.

  27. Wolfie
    11:21 am on February 6th, 2011

    What is a BEP?

  28. Melanie
    11:26 am on February 6th, 2011

    C.Harriss: the pneumonia shot is for bacterial pneumonia not for viral and it works against 88% of the pneumonia bacterias out there. Seems you only need one. The flu shot is for the seasonal flu and given each year. You probably had the flu that this years shot would have covered.

    I had both last year. I do not recommend having them both at the same time.

    Also Vitamin D is good for getting over the flu, especially since you live where the sun is not up much.

    Take care.

  29. C. Harris
    11:26 am on February 6th, 2011

    BEP=Black Eyed Peas. The group singing during half-time.

  30. Mollypop
    11:26 am on February 6th, 2011

    Wolfie – Sam and I are waiting for you to pick us up. We’re at the end of the driveway. Please come soon because it’s cold out here.

  31. Melanie
    11:27 am on February 6th, 2011

    Siber-H: I have bookmarked the Yukon Quest for Patsy and for me.

    Is there anyone in particular you are hoping does well?

  32. B.Stover
    11:29 am on February 6th, 2011

    Melanie: Is that your poem? I really like the word play and images.

    Rio: I don’t understand the black eyed pea reference.

  33. B.Stover
    11:31 am on February 6th, 2011

    CHarris: Definitely get the pneumonia shot. I had one in the hospital (along with a flu shot…don’t know about getting it after you have the flu). It lasts for five years.

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:33 am on February 6th, 2011

    Poker!… Melanie how did you find that old photo of me?…snort!…That was taken back in the day when I was a young handsome, heavy drinking poker player by night…heh!…Oh the memories I have…snorkel!

  35. Siber-H
    11:34 am on February 6th, 2011

    Melanie, I think it will be one of the mushers whose names I am familiar with that wins. I am not rooting for any particular one. I think they are all good guys. When I say “good guys”, I mean that they really, really love their dogs.
    I am rooting for Hank Debruin and his team of Siberians, but I don’ think they will do that well. In last year’s Iditarod, he was running last and was forced to scratch. I just hope he and his dogs are all safe and have a good time.

  36. Mollie (a black poodle)
    11:35 am on February 6th, 2011

    Thanks Wolfie: I have a suitcase full of chicken strips to blur also. I am wearing my necklace with the little footballs on it.
    I will be wearing a 49er scarf. (What can I say, I am a loyal 49er fan). I will be cheering for the Packers.

    Macy: Sounds like you have everything organized. Thank you for going to so much trouble for us. It is nice & sunny here. What is it like at the Superbowl, I don’t want any ice to fall on me. Maybe I should bring an unbrella.

    Rio: What a sexy picture, keep the martini, get rid of the cigarette.

    C.Harris: I’m sorry you don’t feel well. I know if you have a cold they will not give you a flu shot. You only have to have one pneumonia shot.

  37. Basil and Sage
    11:45 am on February 6th, 2011

    Wolfie – so glad you asked about singing. Basil and I do a wonderful two part harmony, and we would be happy to do the SSB. You see, the vet slipped just a little when Basil was a young kat, and he can now hit the really, really high notes.
    We heard that Christine 2 Legged can really shake her booty, but who cares? You should see us shake OUR booties (booty is mousies, right? They seem like booty to us!)
    Besides, we are MUCH better looking than any 2 legged.
    So, can we sing? Huh, huh, can we? Pleeeeeze?

  38. Melanie
    11:47 am on February 6th, 2011

    B.Stover, that is Frost’s Birches

  39. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    11:48 am on February 6th, 2011

    Rio. I should be there shortly. You can’t miss me, it’s a souped up Blue Volvo cross-country station wagon with a big W on the side for Wookiemobile. Once I get you, we still need to find Clarkson. Any thoughts on where to look. BTW, great photo, you look really buff. Also, my vote is for SiberH to do the national anthem; I understand he can really howl. Wookie

  40. C. Harris
    11:50 am on February 6th, 2011

    Oh boy, KATS are on the blog. Now it’s a party. But no KATS should sing–ever! I vote no on BS (the herbs not the person with same initials)

  41. Tupper and Gilly
    11:51 am on February 6th, 2011

    Wookie – we suggest you look for Clarkson anywhere you can fnd a Starbucks and a Chinese take-away that sells tofu triangles both in the same vicinity.

  42. dawson
    11:51 am on February 6th, 2011

    Macy Min Pin: Purple is my favorite color.
    I traded some salmon bon bons for a few umbrellas.
    I’ve ran into an old bush pilot friend at the airport. He’s piloting a water bomber down to Arlington and has agreed to take me along. I’m in. He leaves in 1 hour.
    Rio: Wow! That long thin tie is really slimming. And that hat! So…sexy.
    Melanie: That sounds like quite the storm. Your words create a beautiful/terrible scene in my mind.

  43. Mollie (a black poodle)
    11:51 am on February 6th, 2011

    My boy went to the Giants fun fest yesterday & got a seat in the front row for question time. He asked a couple of questions & saw all of the players. He said the girls screamed when Lincecum came out. Lincecum just got a new dog. It is half British bulldog and half pug puppy. He named it Kayo. (boxing reference)
    I would like to see what it looks like. He has another dog, a French Bulldog named Cy.

  44. Basil and Sage
    11:53 am on February 6th, 2011

    CHarris – we are just crushed. How could you break our furry little feline hearts??
    sob…

  45. Mollie (a black poodle)
    11:55 am on February 6th, 2011

    How about if Siber-h & Mishka sing and the Herbs sing backup?

  46. C. Harris
    11:55 am on February 6th, 2011

    BS: better to break your hearts than my ears. I speak for many I am sure.

  47. dawson
    11:55 am on February 6th, 2011

    Melanie: Your words and Frost’s.

  48. Sam
    11:57 am on February 6th, 2011

    Wolfie, where are you? We’re freezing out here. Even though I have my pink snuggie on, the hawks are starting to look at me.

  49. Basil and Sage
    11:59 am on February 6th, 2011

    CHarris – see the trouble with you humans is that you don’t know GOOD music when you hear it. How else can you explain The Captain and Tenille, Weird Al Yankovitch and the Osmonds?
    We would consent to singing backup for Siber. After all, he is part Kat.

  50. dawson
    12:00 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Ooooh. MollieABP: Thanks for the update on Lincecum.
    Sam: Stand under Mollypop! We can’t afford to lose our Princess.

  51. C. Harris
    12:04 pm on February 6th, 2011

    BS: Yikes on your music examples. How about lending some dignity to the SSB and being silent sentinels alongside Siber. That’s my final offer.

  52. Wolfie
    12:05 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Sam and Mollypop, I will be there in two seconds. Since Iwas already in California, I picked up Mollie ABP first.

    By the time this posts reach you, we will all be at the Supper Bowl!

  53. Basil and Sage
    12:07 pm on February 6th, 2011

    CHarris – can we at least wear red, white and blue spangled jump suits? (we DO like Elvis)

  54. C. Harris
    12:11 pm on February 6th, 2011

    BS: does red, white & blue spangled jump suit spell dignity to you? Oh h***, go ahead. After all, it is the supper bowl. Why am I even talking things like dignity, playing nice, getting along, being fair. I’m swimming upstream here against the masses.

  55. dawson
    12:11 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Water bomber is ready for take off. See you in an hour.

  56. Alice Johnson
    12:14 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Alice radio’s that the Newf’s are on board and the ETA for Macy’s hill is Noon Central time. We had an interesting time at first because the newf’s kept all rushing to the same side of the Jet to look out the windows at the same time.
    However the cute little pug stewardess nipped them into order immediately. They were charmed by her tiny little teeth and enticing smile, so they are obeying her quite well.
    She lets two be on the right side and two be on the left side and two have to stay in the middle at all times.

    Alice says that next year for the supper bowl we are going to hire a larger jet for the newf’s.

  57. Basil and Sage
    12:15 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Hmmmpph! Well, we know when we have been insulted!
    We’re not talking to any of you…at least not for a few hours….Mama needs to shut down the computer so she can get some work done before the game.

  58. Melanie
    12:19 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Just heard from Patsy. The Leer arrived and Franklin is flirting with the Pug. He’s carrying the trays for her.

    The Pack is having roasted beaver tails and drinking Newf Drool Ale.

  59. AbbietheKitty
    12:21 pm on February 6th, 2011

    All the supper partyers are now picked up. The Mollypop, Herb and I forget who all jet, is due to arrive at 11:30 Central time. They wanted to get there before the Newfies so they could sit in front and not have to look at Newf backs during the puppy bowl. Each jet has their 300#’s of luggage allotment packed with yummy food treats. The Eastern contingent has a lot of Rover and company treats coming along. Basil and Herb have a large package of salmon bon bons cause I told them how Mr.Husky and I missed out on them at the Newfie’s puppy shower.

  60. B.Stover
    12:22 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Thanks Melanie. I don’t usually like Frost. I’ll have to try to find that poem.

  61. Siber-H
    12:28 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Dawson is having all the fun…First a dog sled and now a bush pilot.
    Dawson, We are now getting a tv program on Alaskan Bush Pilots. It is really good.

    Wow! Wish we could have gone to the Giants Fun Fest. Mom saw a poster of Lincecum in a sporting goods store. She resisted buying it. Carlsbad, NM, and Albuquerque have had Cody Ross Days in his honor. He was here for them.

  62. C. Harris
    12:29 pm on February 6th, 2011

    B. Stover. It’s a great poem, easy to google. The trees where I am are exactly like that–bent over under the load of snow and ice. No big wind this winter so the snow stays on the branches. My road has been blocked more than once.

  63. bluecat
    12:40 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Mr. B is watching “The Man Who Knew Too Much”, waiting for golf on t.v., then guests, then the game. The Pack is Back.

    Rio – mom won’t let me out of the house, let alone the yard. She says I have kat-itude.

    Bee – no Frost? Too contemporary? “Birches” is the poem.

    Have fun, y’all.

  64. Mollie (a black poodle)
    12:42 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Fun Fest-Lincecum…There were 40,000 fans there. Some could not get in as no more room. Lincecum is trying to grow a moustache (it hardly shows up) He will call it “Fear the Fu” (Fu Manchu reference) to keep up with Brian Wilson. He wants to look like Johnny Depp in the movie “Chocolat”.

  65. Alice Johnson
    12:43 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I can understand that Dawson was worried that she would miss the start of the puppy bowl, but we were only 1/2 hour away when she took off with that bush pilot. she is a very independent person. I hope she didn’t have to leave the moose marrow behind. I am sure that BStover would relent and take a taste.

    Hey! BStover is coming to the supper bowl isn’t she????

  66. Mollypop
    12:43 pm on February 6th, 2011

    We’re here! Sam and I are in the hill tent.

  67. Mollie (a black poodle)
    12:45 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Brian Wilson signing autograph at Fun Fest.

  68. Mr.Staff
    12:54 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Hi
    I have unfolded my parka and my scorebook. I have been informed that Alice is interested in an official record of the game.

  69. Siber-H
    12:55 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Thanks for the pictures, Mollie(ABP) It is good to have baseball pictures on a football day. Football is not my favorite sport.

  70. Siber-H
    12:57 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Mr. Staff, I hope you are wearing your baseball uniform.

  71. C. Harris
    12:57 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Mr. Staff is here! Maybe he can lend the proceedings some dignity? Afterall, scorekeepers are the unsung heroes (nerds) of the game.

  72. Siber-H
    1:00 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I’m in Arlington. T&G are still asleep on the train. Hope Patsy gets here soon with the Ipad.

  73. C. Harris
    1:01 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Is someone keeping a watch on the Pugster? He has been silent for 90 minutes so I am wondering if he is up to something?

  74. Melanie
    1:14 pm on February 6th, 2011

    If Mr. Staff would like some Newf Drool Ale just let the Pack know.

    In case the Steelers try to pull a flea flicker play, I am putting up the Wikkapedia’s version of the play sheet for the Packers.

  75. dawson
    1:30 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Wow!
    Mayday! Mayday! Sparks were coming out of the #1 engine and we had to land at Wichita Falls. I’m at a truck stop near the airport, trying to scrounge a ride. The truckers love the salmon bon bons and I gave a bunch to the homeless man out front – he looked so pitiful.

  76. Melanie
    1:41 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Dawson: Maybe Wölfie can blur you over! Take care . . .
    (those salmon bon bons are turning out to be life savers)

  77. dawson
    1:42 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Garbage Dump Truck!
    It’s not a Lear Jet but it’s going right to the Cowboy Stadium and he’ll take me and this homeless guy (he looked like he needed a break so I invited him along). I’ll be there in a little over an hour. Tally- hoooooo…

  78. C. Harris
    1:45 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Geez, Dawson: you are leaking salmon bon bons like crazy. I guess they are some kind of universal currency. Who knew? Sow your bon bons at will, I say as long as you (et. al.) are safe. Hurry and get to the main event ASAP. Maybe Wolfie got your SOS…will you get too dizzy if you are blurred into the party?

  79. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:50 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Let’s get this party started. Mollypop and Sam are here I see. Sam if you stay under the tent no large Texas birds will get a look at you. Your bigger worry might be that the Newfs think you are a squeaky toy. Better get that straight as soon as they get here.

    Did you girls get your sitting rugs. I have sharpies if you want to mark (hee hee) your rug. The bowls are by the beverages and plates are there for anyone who can manage not to eat their noms before they get back to their rugs.

    For thoses yet to arrive..Sunny and 52 right now. Our hill has been all dried out. Don’t forget that there are snuggies for anyone who needs them.

  80. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:57 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Mr. Husky, if you are coming to the hill, it is actually in Bedford, just to the north. I don’t think you will be able to miss the the large pink and purple tent. I would not advise trying any ground transport in a 5 mile radius of the stadium right now. Everyone who has been iced in is out in force. Parties are breaking out all over the place. They are even tailgating in the parking lot of the puny orange box that is less than a mile away. I don’t think a lot of stores around the stadium are going to be doing much business, since the traffic has been all wonkied up. Over here traffic is just fine, especially for those blurring in.

    I pretty much expect Dawson to parachute in, considering all of her adventures so far.

  81. B.Stover
    2:00 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I think the homeless man Dawson picked up is YSAS.

    Mollypop and I are taking care of the big screen scoreboard….I think.

    Bluecat: I like contemporary poetry. It may be that Frost is hard to teach because I never have much to explain about his poetry.

    Welcome Mr. Staff.

  82. Gus & BooBear
    2:03 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Wonder if Dawson’s homeless man is Melanie’s boy?

  83. Mollypop
    2:13 pm on February 6th, 2011

    B. – Yes, we are running the scoreboard. I’ll take care of the controls and you can do the typing. Poetry, anyone?

  84. B.Stover
    2:16 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Mollypop: Let’s start with Beowulf, then some Chaucer, and, of course, Shakespeare. Who else?

  85. Siber-H
    2:17 pm on February 6th, 2011

    There go the salmon bonbons…ok, ok, I’ll be more charitable.

    Don’t worry, Macy. I can get there faster on my own four feet than any car can. My tribe excells at long distance.
    tee hee, there will probably be trash all over the paking lot of the big orange box.

    I found another team of Siberians that is doing the Yukon Quest. I have more hope for this musher and team. Where is Patsy with the Ipad? If Wookie would get here with the debit card, I could buy my own Ipad.

  86. Siber-H
    2:22 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Robert Service, Stover, Robert Service

  87. Siber-H
    2:23 pm on February 6th, 2011

    and throw in a little Poe for good measure

  88. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    2:25 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Rio and I are on the way now, still on the lookout for Clarkson. Hey, I think Rio just spotted him in front of a Chinese takeaway with a can of Newf Drool Ale in his hand. Hey, Clarkson, hop on in and let’s go. Wookie

  89. C. Harris
    2:26 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Limericks go with any party

  90. Macy the Min-Pin
    2:27 pm on February 6th, 2011

    If anybody needs anything just wave your team flag, available at the front table. Note the optional tail attachment option.

  91. Siber-H
    2:29 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Aren’t Packer fans suppose to wear cheese on their heads?

  92. Macy the Min-Pin
    2:36 pm on February 6th, 2011

    There once were some really cool dogs,
    Who met on the super Chet blog.
    They came from afar,
    Sled, train, plane, blurring, and car.
    Now let the game fun begin(something, something that rhymes)

  93. Macy the Min-Pin
    2:40 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I saw a white guy with s stringy cheese hat, said it was cheese whiz on a cracker. ba-doom

  94. Melanie
    2:40 pm on February 6th, 2011

    There was a young man from NYC
    Who got picked up while eating Chinese .
    He shared his tofu,
    But Riö and Wöökie had no clue,
    So he got to eat all of it with glee.

  95. Melanie
    2:41 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Patsy has called and said they are almost there.
    And that Mac had used all the battery up on the iPad, so she’ll need to plug it in somewhere.

  96. Barb & Maggie
    2:47 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Very good Macy. Dawson is probably out of bon bons.

    Yes, the Packer fans wear cheese hats.

    Noticed that the Newf Ale is bottled by the River Bear Bottling Company. Cool!

  97. B.Stover
    2:49 pm on February 6th, 2011

    No limericks. How about a few sestinas…

  98. Gus & BooBear
    2:50 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Wolfie blurred us here several hours ago. Hope everyone else gets here soon. Macy’s girls have gotten us settled with our Packer stuff. Wolfie had to blur off to pick up someone else. This is such fun!! Not sure about the serious poetry, though. Macy needs to think of some of her really cute rhymes.

  99. B.Stover
    2:50 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I don’t know any Robert Service but we could do The Raven.

  100. C. Harris
    2:53 pm on February 6th, 2011

    If someone has to bring this party to the darkside; it might as well be me

  101. dawson
    2:55 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Oops.
    I’m posting from a library in Arlington. The garbage truck driver and homeless guy were fighting over the last couple salmon bonbons, we hit a patch of ice and crashed right through the wall of some big orange box-like building. What a dive…garbage all over the place. I decided not to stick around. I see some pink and purple tents up on a hill and that’s where I’m going.

  102. Siber-H
    2:55 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I like the Raven. We could do that in honor of Dan. I know Robert Service poems, but I won’t do that to you Stover.

    I’m on the hill…giving all the girls Husky hugs. Where is Rio?

  103. Melanie
    2:56 pm on February 6th, 2011

    C.Harris: In order to bring the party to the dark side, perhaps you should recite some Poe!

  104. Siber-H
    2:57 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Eeeek We are on the Dark Side in broad daylight.

  105. C. Harris
    2:59 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Here you go:

    In visions of the dark night
    I have dreamed of joy departed
    But a waking dream of life and light
    Hath left me broken-hearted.

  106. Macy the Min-Pin
    3:04 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Ok, our first Kats are here. For those not fond of nature, there are litter boxes in the small tent just down the hill a ways. Welcome Gus and Boo Bear.

  107. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    3:06 pm on February 6th, 2011

    We will be there shortly. Rio taught me some neat new card tricks on the way down. That tofu stuff that Clarkson is eating is a bit strange, although the Newf Drool Ale is quite a taste treat. I offered to share my Greenies with him, but he did not seem at all interested. I think I see some pink and purple tents up ahead, so we must be getting close. See you all soon at Macy’s. Over and out, Wookie

  108. Alice Johnson
    3:19 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I am glad all you blurry folks are here. I see Dawson trudging up the hill. Quite a walker is that woman. She does real well considering she only has two legs.

    We circled the tents but saw no place to land so we had to go to the bottom of the hill and land in that strange place with an orange box in the middle of it. They got a little upset so we gave them the paw and then let the Newf’s out.

    That settled that problem.

    We met Dawson on the way up the hill.

    Mr.Staff is already up there in a corner, the quiet corner, of the stripey tent. He had his earphones on, his newspapers near his hand and the scorebook in his other hand. He said he is looking for a pug to sit on his lap.

    I say no way

    I own that lap.

  109. Melanie
    3:21 pm on February 6th, 2011

    The Puppy Bowl is on!

    Also, with the iPad out of juice, Patsy is trying to find out how Alice is going to land . . .

  110. Melanie
    3:22 pm on February 6th, 2011

    The Puppy Bowl is on!

    Also, with the iPad out of juice, Patsy is trying to find out how Alice is going to land . . .Hmmm. Patsy’s email must have been late getting here.

  111. Staff
    3:24 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I am a little worried.
    Can we have a triple dark side?
    what if we can’t?
    We will have to use BStover’s blog I think.
    At least we have a plan.
    I am going to have a few salmon bon-bon’s
    Thank goodness the Newfies brought a whole 300 pounds
    (and then carried them up the hill)
    Along with the Rover and company special football shaped treats.
    and the marrow cupcakes that Dawson couldn’t give away.

  112. Macy the Min-Pin
    3:25 pm on February 6th, 2011

    puppy bowl time

  113. Macy the Min-Pin
    3:29 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Oh, there is a Siberian Husky on the team, and a dog that looks like a terrier wearing a min-pin suit.

  114. dawson
    3:30 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Finally made it! It looks wonderful, Macy! Could I have some of that cheese? I’m famished. Oh! What a comfortable place right here…a pillow? Yes, please…aaaahh…this is a great spot! Mr. Staff! Well! We are honored! Poetry too? Very nice…yawn…hmmmm…yawn…hmmmm…snoooore.

  115. Melanie
    3:32 pm on February 6th, 2011

    The Newfs are very good at carrying things up hill, down hill around. Especially food. They can be convinced to carry small dogs on their backs. Just in case someone (?) might have a bit too much Newf Drool Ale. They are very anxious to see YSAS. They haven’t seen him since Christmas.

  116. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:56 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Wookie!…Where the hell are we?…grunt!… This sucks big time….gasp! ,,,I’m missing the pre-game stuff stuck in a car with a homeless guy….sniff! …who needs a bath!…ugh!

  117. Melanie
    4:00 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Riö: He told me he brought another change of clothes.

    The half time kitty show is on the Puppy Bowl right now.

  118. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    4:11 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Rio. There it is right up ahead. Don’t you see the Newfs trotting up the hill. I think we are here. All we have to do is pry Clarkson and my mom out of the back seat, grab the deck of cards, the Greenies and the cottage cheese thingie and off we go. We have arrived– or as they would say on tv, Rio and company are in the house! Woo! Woo! Wookie

  119. Melanie
    4:12 pm on February 6th, 2011

    It is me, Patsy! Dan is letting me use his iPad. I had to wait until it charged up because Mac and Franklin (when Franklin wasn’t flirting ) sat in back and leered at things. We Alphas refrained from looking.

    Is YSAS here yet?

  120. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:13 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Finally!… Min Pin show me where the TV is!…snort!….I have to watch the Pre-Game stuff!….snort! ….Where is the food? Come on Wookie lets go watch the Puppy Bowl!…Woooo!

  121. Mollie (a black poodle)
    4:15 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Oh, I hate the dark side, the computer takes me back to the first page. Wolfie blurred so fast my umbrella flew away. Guess I won’t need it, there is a pink & purple tent here. I am all set with my flag (Packers) & my rug & a snuggie just in case I get cold later. I hope Siber H is still going to sing. The Black Eyes Peas were on CBS Sunday Morning progam today.

    Is there going to be a poker game before the Supperbowl begins between Rio & Wookie?

  122. Melanie
    4:18 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Ros and Rose see him and Rio and Wookie (looking as dashing as ever). Wow, I didn’t know a pug could be thrown that far. Sorry Rio. maybe if we all lick you. Well, you’re a bit wet and sticky, but you’re okay. Here, stop grumbling and have a beaver tail.

  123. Melanie
    4:22 pm on February 6th, 2011

    It’s Melanie this time. Mac sent me a picture of YSAS. Thanks Macy for having the gluten free pizza for him.

  124. Siber-H
    4:23 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I’m singing and Wolfie blurred Mishka in.
    I borrowed the debit card from Wookie and ran off and got my own Ipad. We will need more than one. I need one.

  125. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:31 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Woooo!….Those two brothers are hilarious! They are constantly beating up on each other…heh!…Pass me the chips and dips would ya?….grunt!… What happened to ole Two Face? Did they take him out of the game already?…sniff!

  126. Wolfie
    4:36 pm on February 6th, 2011

    YSAS is here. I finally found him near the control room, rehearsing . I must say, he cleans up rather nicely. Oh, and he managed to panhandle $18,659.14 for the Mission fund. Well done!

    Is everybody present and accounted for?

  127. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:37 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Wow!… Look at Clarkson tuck it away!….sniff!…I guess being homeless left him a tad hungry. Now that he’s had a shower and a change of clothes I can get a little closer to him…snort!…Did you guys see the commercial with Frank the Pug in it…heh!…Also, there one with two guys in a Subaru testing it on the ice…..HA!…Now that was funny!…snorkel!

  128. Wolfie
    4:40 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Mollie, sorry about the umbrella. We hit a little turbulence just as we blurred through the Grand Canyon.

  129. Melanie
    4:51 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Patsy here. Sam is really cute. We’re going to do our nails!
    All us ladies are looking forward to this.

  130. Staff
    4:52 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Thank goodness we are here with the giant bigscreen TV. If I was still in Minneapolis I would be really unhappy cause I know my cheapskate Dad does not have Animal Planet on his Satellite service.

  131. Alice Johnson
    4:55 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Hey Rio,
    Did you see the one where those two slow dogs miss out on a parking space? That one is my favorite.

    Heh heh heh

  132. AbbietheKitty
    4:57 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Gosh listen to Dawson snore. teehee She won’t bother Mr.Staff because he has his earphones on. However she seems to be bothering the two Herbs. They have decided to leave her vicinity. Uh oh, they look sort of sneaky.
    I wonder what they are up to now?

  133. Tupper and Gilly
    4:58 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Ooo, sorry everyone, it was such a long trip and the train made such nice clackety clack sounds and were just stuffed full of barbeque and Siber’s chewies that we just fell asleep.
    But here we are – we would love to have some teams flags, but those optional tail attachments aren’t gonna do us much good.
    Has anyone seen those rotten Herbs yet? They were planning to borrow some flu powder from a friend and show up in the fireplace. Hope they singe their ashes.

  134. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:00 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I am so happy to see everybody! Enjoy the noms, the company and the puppy bowl. For anyone who got here later, the Puppy Bowl is on Dvr so that you can catch you favorite plays (or players ) again. We have had several celebrities stop by. Here is Sarah Pawlin.

  135. Basil and Sage
    5:04 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Sneeeeeeze, snort, sneeeeeze…..
    dammit Basil, I told you that flu powder was messy. Why couldn’t we just come in on the Lear with Alice?
    Awww Sage, just wash your whiskers and cheer up. I see ole’ Pugbutt over there. Wanna blur him off somewhere? Giggle
    No…there’s too much other good stuff planned for him right here.
    Sheessh , would you listen to that snoring!!! How are we supposed to listen to the game.
    Who cares…she fell asleep without locking up the salmon bonbons. Yummmm!

  136. Tupper and Gilly
    5:12 pm on February 6th, 2011

    MACY – so nice to meet you face to face. We love what you’ve done to the place. And that sweater – just fab!
    Patsy!!!! Girlfriend!! So good to see you. Your collar is beautiful – that blue brings out the highlights in your coat!
    Is Wolfie here? – that is one puppy we would really like to meet! Oh there’s Sam – how cute is she???
    Oh dam – Basil and Sage are over there conspiring with Alice Johnson…what are those Kats up to?

  137. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:19 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Kick-off!… Ninety minutes till kick-off!…grunt!… Dawson snores louder than I do…grunt!….How annoying is that? Let me just stick this hot-dog in her mouth….snort!….That should do the trick.…sniff! ….How did I miss seeing Sarah Pawlin in person?…sneeze!

  138. Alice Johnson
    5:19 pm on February 6th, 2011

    First off, if you want to have anything at all to eat we have to move some of the food to a secure place. Otherwise those dogs will slurp it all up so here is what we are going to do…….
    …………..

    Alright! Let’s go!

  139. AbbietheKitty
    5:25 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Oh for pete’s sake!

    Alice and the Herbs are riding a newfie…Is that Mac?…around the table and dumping plates of food into a big box.
    Whoops! It almost fell off his back. It must be getting heavy!

    Now they are climbing up onto the top of the tent. OMG it is going to collapse!

    Whew. Thank goodness it is a really strong tent. It is holding up but those cats have half the food up there. Listen to them laughing.

    Hmmmmm. Think I’ll go join them. One more little kitty shouldn’t make that much difference.

    Should it?

  140. Melanie
    5:28 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Hmmm. . . Melanie here. I told Patsy to keep an eye on those boys. I guess the Kats can talk Mac in to anything.

    She’s busy drying her nails and Grace answered the phone. That girl can talk and talk and talk. She’s now waiting beneath the Kats and hoping they’ll drop some food down. Katy is with her. Now that Katy is a food hound!

  141. Basil and Sage
    5:30 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Abbie! come on up here. Where’s BlueCat? Come on! Those dawgs are getting just a little too rowdy on Newfie Drool Beer – ick, how disgusting is that?!?!

  142. Tupper and Gilly
    5:36 pm on February 6th, 2011

    SAGE! YOU GET DOWN HERE WITH THAT FOOD RIGHT NOW, OR I’M TELLIN MAMA!!!
    BASIL – DON’T YOU STICK YOUR TONGUE OUT AT ME!

    Look Out – those Kats are throwing salmon bon bon wrappers down at us.
    We figured that Alice Johnson would get in trouble with the boys, but we expected better from YOU Abbie!
    Don’t you DARE snicker at us.

  143. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:40 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Kats!…Waaaay too many Kats at this here party…grump!…They better stay away from me. I’m sitting with my pals Wookie and SiberH so no Kats allowed…grunt!…SiberH really has a lot of mascara on today!

  144. dawson
    5:43 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Snooore snort! Huh…wha…where am I? Oh…hi everybody…I must’ve fell asleep. Is the game on yet Oooh…is that Clarkson?

  145. C. Harris
    5:47 pm on February 6th, 2011

    SiberH has really been wanting some salmon bon bons. I wouldn’t trust him or Wookie as long as the cats can lay a trail of bon bons away from you, Rio. After all, you don’t want to end up alone with Kats and wonderfluff around. You better have a Plan B-C-D-E-F if that happens!

  146. Mr.Staff
    5:49 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Hi
    Here is a heartwarming story and song for all the Packer fans.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ywfaxDEr_Y

  147. Mollypop
    5:59 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Hey, ha ha, we didn’t get a Double Dawson that time!

  148. dawson
    6:02 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Hoorah! I got Clarkson’s autograph and lots of paw prints on my t-shirt.
    Mr.Staff: That was touching. I’m a cheesehead at heart but I’m still going with the underdawgs here. At a million to one I stand to make a fortune with my nickle bet.
    Hey! Here we go!

  149. Sam
    6:08 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I couldn’t bring my Wonderfluff. Mom wouldn’t let me – I don’t know why.

  150. C. Harris
    6:15 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Thank you,Sam. Have the other Kats been searched and cleared? I am sure I will breathe easier not worrying about Rio’s butt.

  151. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:19 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Super!…Duper close to kick-off now!…Woooo!… Lets go Packers! …wooo!… Don’t worry Charris. Those Kats are on top of the tent thingy gorging themselves…snort!…Soon they will all be puking their guts out and tossing up hairballs…ugh!… I’m not leaving the safety of this comfy couch in front of the tv…gruffle!

  152. Melanie
    6:25 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Melanie here. Thanks Mr. Staff, the hat of many cheeses brought a tear to my eyes. Literatetly.

    Whoops there go the jets. Soon, soon.

    By the way, Sam. The wonderfluff I had here is missing.

  153. Melanie
    6:26 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Patsy here. Melanie can’t spell. She means Literately.

    Hmm. My claws now match my beaded collar that has my name on it.

  154. dawson
    6:28 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I’m not a fan of howling cats but I think that Siber H. and the cats would have been easier on the ears than Christine. But I loved the one who sang America the Beautiful.

  155. Barb & Maggie
    6:35 pm on February 6th, 2011

    We have hads a lot of trouble getting on to the blog, so in case we lose you guys again, GO PACKERS!

    Christina’s version was a little strong, wasn’t it Dawson? Hope you are rested, what fun we had reading about all your ventures getting to the game.

  156. Siber-H
    6:36 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I’ve been running around taking in the sights in Ft. Worth. It’s “where the West begins”. (whispering) I had to get away from Mishka for awhile. She is a looker, but she talks all the time. Oh good grief, now she is doing her nails. I’m going back to join Wookie and Rio.

  157. Melanie
    6:43 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Patsy here, hey Mom, The jets went over and Frank tried hiding under Wookie,Rio and Siber-h. It didn’t go well.
    HEY,everyone, where’s Wolfie?

  158. Mollie (a black poodle)
    6:43 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Dawson: The girl that sang Ameria the Beautiful is in the TV show Glee. She is so good. Her voice reminds me of Barbra Streisand. I was not impressed with Christina.

  159. Melanie
    6:48 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Rio, Melanie here. I loved your commercial. glad you gave what for to that idiot with the chip.

    Patsy, make sur Franklin isn’t sitting on Wolfie.

  160. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:54 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Commercial!…Did you guys see the great Doritos commercial with that good looking Pug!…heh!….That was seriously funny and exactly what I would do to get a Dorito…snort!

  161. Mollypop
    6:59 pm on February 6th, 2011

    That makes 2 commercials with pugs in them. Enough is enough.

    Plus, I’m getting hungry and all the food is up on top of the tent with those Kats. Hey you Kats, don’t make me come up there.

  162. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:03 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Touch Down!….Green Bay Packers!….wooooo! wooooo!…This is going just as planned!…heh!…Bernie does not have to worry about losing all that money….snort!snort!

  163. Melanie
    7:03 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Go Packers!

  164. Melanie
    7:08 pm on February 6th, 2011

    MollyPop, Patsy here. We’re going to need you to do a little job for us about half time. Need your hacking, I mean your computer skills.

    Go Packers again!

  165. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:12 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Touch Down!….Green Bay Packers!….wooooo! wooooo!… Another one!…yippee!…snort!snort!…14 to ZIP in the first quarter…Wow!…Is anybody else watching this game or are you all just eating and drinking? …grunt!

  166. Basil and Sage
    7:15 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Psst – Alice…we got the stuff. We used the portkey to get to Patsy’s house.
    Did you get some of that dried elk meat from Dawson? Just tell her that you want to try it. Or, tell you what….we’ll go make up to the Corgis and tell them to get us some samples. We may have to give them some of this food back. If they call Mama, we’re gonna be in BIG trouble when we get home…ah heck, we’ll just purr and look so cute…we get away with all kinds of stuff.

  167. AbbietheKitty
    7:19 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Wolfie….OHHhhhhHHHHHh Wolfie?
    Where are you honey?
    We will start to worry soon.
    Hugs,
    AtK

  168. Tupper and Gilly
    7:23 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Come on Steelers, come on!!!!
    We have to root for them – they are the “underdogs” and thats kinda what we Corgis are – we’re always under tables, under desks, under foot.
    And are you kidding about that caterwalling drams princess in comparing her to STREISAND!?!?! Shame on your tone deaf ears! Barbra would jump off a bridge!
    Ok so she was better than Christine “I forgot the words” Aguilara, but heck, who isn’t?

  169. Mollypop
    7:28 pm on February 6th, 2011

    You Stupid Kats – I need some food down here!

  170. Mollypop
    7:31 pm on February 6th, 2011

    B.’s not here so I’ll have to put the poetry up on the scoreboard myself – here goes:

    *********************************
    Mary had a little lamb
    Its fleece was black as soot.
    And into Mary’s little pies
    His sooty foot he put.
    **********************************

  171. Melanie
    7:34 pm on February 6th, 2011

    The players are getting knocked off like flies.

    I liked the coke and the vw commercial.

    Melanie . . Patsy, did you find Wolfie yet?

  172. Mollie (a black poodle)
    7:35 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I meant she has a good voice, not that she is as good as or better than Barbra. Have you ever heard her in Glee? Hey, I posted that nice clip about the Corgi owned by the Governor of CA. that has the run of the Capitol for you.

  173. Tupper and Gilly
    7:36 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Hey Mollypop – we got a whole bunch of dried elk meat over here. Dawson brought it – its pretty good. Sage wanted to try it, but we’re not going to give him any.

  174. Melanie
    7:37 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Patsy here,MollyPop, here’s some Rover treats and some roasted beaver tail. Just don’t ask Grace how she got it.

  175. Mollypop
    7:41 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Oh boy! Tup ‘n Gil and Patsy, thank you. I was about to starve to death.

  176. Tupper and Gilly
    7:41 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Come on Steelers!!!!!!!!
    Sorry Mollie – we did appreciate the Corgi clip. And no we haven’t seen Glee -maybe she is very good. We just wish that she had sung the song without all the dramatic catches and warbling in her voice.
    And after all – you compared her to BARBRA….my gosh..

  177. Mollie (a black poodle)
    7:45 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Where is Wolfie? I bet we get to page 3 today. Hooray, Packers are ahead.i
    Interception..

  178. Siber-H
    7:46 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I want some dried elk and roasted beaver tail, please. I don’t care how Grace got it, but, tee hee, I can guess.

  179. Basil and Sage
    7:47 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Hey Rio – we just realized that we have something in common after all. We LOVE the Black Eyed Peas too!! We are going to try to get down on the field to see the halftime show.
    And we are just stuffed, so we’re sending down the rest of the salmon bon bons. You want some of them?

  180. Melanie
    7:49 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Um . . . Mom, we have the beginning of a problem here. Ros and Rose have just noticed a certain pug sitting with THEIR YSAS and getting petted.

    I will try to get their attention…

    Hey girls, there are cats up here!

  181. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:53 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Wow!…Packers get another touchdown!…Wooo!…Do I smell a Blow-out?…snorkel!…I’d really rather watch a very close game….sigh!

    Hacking!… Why does Patsy need Molly to hack into anything during the game?…sniff!sniff!… I smell trouble. Half time is coming up quick….gruffle!…The BlackEyed Peas soon!…Woooooo! ….Where’s Wookie and SiberH?…grunt!…Did they leave me here all alone?…grump!

  182. Mollypop
    7:56 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Still no Stover to help with the scoreboard poetry. Here I go again:

    *******************************************
    Here hath been dawning another blue day
    Think, wilt thou let it slip useless away?
    Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”
    *******************************************

  183. Basil and Sage
    7:57 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Rio Rio Rio – guess what guess what….
    We got down to the dressing room backstage and we just met WILL I AM!!! We told him that we had a Pug friend that really likes the BEP, and guess what…he says you can come down to the dressing room too!! Fergie wants to meet you! She really liked the Doritos commercial, and we kinda hinted that you were related to that pug…well, you kinda are aren’t you??
    Come on, Rio, come with us…salmon bon bons and Fergie!! How much better can it get!
    GO STEELERS!!!

  184. Melanie
    7:58 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Darn . . . Melanie here. The Steelers just got a touch down. Dognabit.

    Riö, move carefully away from YSAS. Ros and Rose tend to be a bit possessive of him . . .

  185. dawson
    7:59 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Hey Steelers: Listen to Shakespeare…it’s slipping away.

  186. Barb & Maggie
    8:00 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I think we are breaking the blog with all the postings, up to 180 so far. We keep getting kicked off. Almost half time. We love the Black Eyed Peas! I think Bernie’s money is safe!

  187. LizF
    8:00 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Go Packers!

  188. Mollie (a black poodle)
    8:00 pm on February 6th, 2011

    T&G: You are right, she did put a little too much extra in the song. I love Barbra. I saw her in person once.I have the CD where she sings “You’ll Never Know” for a recording (her first one) in 1955. She was 13 and sounded great.

  189. C. Harris
    8:00 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Geez, Rio. Go to PLAN B. WHAT IS YOUR PLAN B? Crap, it better be “sitting on your butt watching BEP”

  190. dawson
    8:02 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Rio: Wanted a closer game and what Rio wants, Rio gets.

  191. Melanie
    8:02 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Patsy here, MOM YOU’RE TOO LATE. Oh, it’s awful. Riö has been slimed. Terribly, terribly slimed.

    But YSAS is going to give him a bath. We found some wonderfluff around. Hold on.

  192. Melanie
    8:03 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Patsy here, Mom. Clarkson got all soaped up and then he caught Riö. Then we’re going to dry him off and then we’re going to give him a present and make Rose and Ros apologize!

  193. Melanie
    8:04 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Patsy here, MollyPop. Quick, while Riö is still wet, can you hack into the big screen???

  194. dawson
    8:05 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Ewwwwwwww…icky! Gag.

  195. dawson
    8:05 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Ewwwwwwww…icky! Gag.

  196. Basil and Sage
    8:06 pm on February 6th, 2011

    We got him!!! Alice, get the blow dryer! Bluecat- hold him!

  197. dawson
    8:07 pm on February 6th, 2011

    It’s worth repeating!

  198. AbbietheKitty
    8:07 pm on February 6th, 2011

    psst Rio,
    Go sit with Mr.Staff. He is safe. Really. He is a good guy. If Alice is on his lap pull her tail. She will leave. She will swat you first but she will leave.

  199. Melanie
    8:08 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Hey wait you Kats. Not the blow dryer. No! No! Bad kats!

  200. Siber-H
    8:08 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I’m here, Rio. I can’t put a stop to any hacking. Remember, I am a low tech Husky, but I sure can stop kats.

    Is there a page 3? Is there a Dark, Dark Side?

  201. Melanie
    8:09 pm on February 6th, 2011

    OH MY DOG!

  202. Mollypop
    8:09 pm on February 6th, 2011

    A Double Dawson.

  203. Melanie
    8:10 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Melanie here. I am so sorry Riö. If I had only known. You just can’t trust Kats.

    PACK APOLOGIZE AND FIX THIS! NOW!

  204. Melanie
    8:12 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Dear Riö, all of us in the Pack apologize for letting Ros and Rose slime you and then let the Kats get you.

    But YSAS loves you and is going to fix everything. Aren’t you Clarkson? Please? Don’t cross your arms and tap your foot . . . Please?

    See he’s going to help.

  205. Melanie
    8:13 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Melanie here. Clarkson just sent me your picture, Riö. I must say, you look much more like yourself and I really love the bow tie he gave you.

  206. Siber-H
    8:13 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I’m freaked out. My question has been answered. There is a Dark, Dark, Side.

  207. Melanie
    8:13 pm on February 6th, 2011

    If you guys get into any more trouble, you’re going to have to come straight home.

  208. dawson
    8:16 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Yowzer! Was that Rio? This is the Freaky Double Dark Side.

  209. AbbietheKitty
    8:18 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Oh my goodness.
    Poor Rio.
    Pink slime and a bubble on his nose.

    Thank Dog Clarkson was there to fix him up immediately.
    That didn’t get posted on the big screen did it?

  210. Basil and Sage
    8:21 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Yeah Rio – we’re really sorry too….NOT!!!
    hahahahahahahha

    Now THAT was a half time show! BLACK EYED PEAS AND A FLUFF BUTT PUG!

  211. C. Harris
    8:27 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Best half time show EVER. Let’s all give thanks where thanks are due: thanks Rio! And to Melanie for the photos!

  212. Basil and Sage
    8:34 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Uh oh…Mama was watching the halftime show. She figured that we just might possibly have had something to do with that. We have to go home now. This time she says we are really grounded. No amount of purring is gonna get us out of this one.
    B.Stover – think you could put in a good word for us again? Please?
    Oh well…bye everyone…

  213. AbbietheKitty
    8:39 pm on February 6th, 2011

    By BandS,
    You were sure interesting. However I think you are a bad influence on Alice. Not as if she needs a bad influence.

  214. C. Harris
    8:40 pm on February 6th, 2011

    B&S: you aren’t bad Kats, just mischievious. And too smart for your own good. Maybe Rio can let your mom know that “all’s well that ends well?” Forgiveness is a great trait of dogs. And afterall, a cute, clean Pug is the best kind of Pug there is.

  215. Tupper and Gilly
    8:43 pm on February 6th, 2011

    YEAAAAAAA!! GO STEELERS!!!!!

  216. Wolfie
    8:45 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Yawn…..howdy, y’all, y’all. I woke up just in time for the half time show and I have never laughed so hard in all my life!

    Wonder fluff, my butt!

    Thanks, rio, for being such a good sport. YSAS will love you forever.

    Loved all those people with all those lights, and I don’t think anyone noticed all the members of the nation running around the field! Good blending, everyone!

  217. C. Harris
    8:45 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Uh uh. This is becoming the Packers game to lose. Did Bernie jinx them with his over-the-top bet? Chet, you need to gnaw on Bernie’s pant leg when he places a bet. Or chew on the phone connection. Desperate times call for desperate measures.

  218. Tupper and Gilly
    8:45 pm on February 6th, 2011

    YEAAAAAAA!! Staff Sgt Guinta!!

  219. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Kats!…Newfs!… You are definitely all on my SOL list big time!…grunt!… I missed most of the Black Eyed Peas while enduring all that torture….grumble! fart!

    Grump!….I would have posted some Unfluff-Rebuttals but the bad software that runs this blog is taking everything my computer has to run it….snort!… I may have to abandon ship soon as its way to frustrating to even post….grump!grump!grump!….The game is getting really good right now!….Woooo!

  220. Staff
    8:57 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Whoo Hooo
    OK!
    Numbers are 1 and 6 so 21 and 16 works for us.
    Now we need to have 10 points more for each team. Or have it stay this score.

    We are still rooting for Green Bay.

    gooooooooOO Pack!

  221. Melanie
    8:59 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Rio, you are a good sport. I don’t think anyone saw you on the big screen.
    Now could you wish for not a close game? And shill have thePackers win?

    If someone could get the Pack home that would be great. YSAS says he’s going to use a port key back to NYC, but I don’t trust the Pack to keep hold.

    I’m going upstairs (no TV) so will find out about the game tomorrow from the Pack.

    Patsy said that Frank slimed th iPad and it’s not worrying anymore. Not sure how I’m going to tell Dan.

    Thanks for having the crew Macy. Make sure they help clean up!

  222. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:59 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Test!…Page 3 actually seems (maybe) to have better performance than page 2…hmmmm!

  223. B.Stover
    9:02 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Mollypop: You’re doing such a good job. Just carry on.

  224. B.Stover
    9:04 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Posting on page three takes far too long.

    Good night all.

  225. Tupper and Gilly
    9:11 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Macy – thanks for a wonderful party. It was great meeting you and all the rest of the plunderers.
    Wolfie – so glad you checked in – we were missing you.
    Rio – we apologize for our rotten roommates. We are going to go home and confiscate their catnip.
    Siber – great traveling with you and thanks for the chew strips
    CHarris – thanks for not letting Basil and Sage sing – they think they are so talented, and trust us – they sound like a couple of cats yowling.
    It was a great party, but we miss Mama…plus we want to get home in time to see the kats in disgrace.
    Good night all – travel safe getting home.

  226. C. Harris
    9:13 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I wish we could figure out why some of us have no problem posting on the dark side pages and others have so many that they are forced to give up. I miss all you guys that have to leave. Thanks for the wonderful [sick] day for me. It could have felt dispirited and instead I talked to friends all day long. What a great story we wrote together. Spence and Bernie (et. al.) should be proud of us.

  227. Macy the Min-Pin
    9:14 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Is everyone doing ok? Sorry about the kats (sort of, hee, hee) Hope everyone is staying dry. Who knew that it was going to rain. Since we are on a hill all the water will run off.

    Dad won the 1st quarter numbers at their SUNDAY SCHOOL party. Somebody has some splaining to do about the betting, but at least it took the notice away from the beer and wine. These people know how to party.

  228. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:18 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Weird!…We are on page 3 but page one is highlighted….snort!…Bugs Mr. Baker, there are BUGS!…grump!…Do your job and fix them, please!…snort!

  229. Barb & Maggie
    9:28 pm on February 6th, 2011

    We missed posts from about 150 or 160 to 200. We are going to go back later and see if that is part of the half time that we missed. Page 3 was better, but posting has been a problem, so we will probably say good night as well. Great day, everyone.

  230. LizF
    9:33 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Who won?

  231. Staff
    9:33 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Alice says that she is sending a helicopter to pick up anyone who is ready to leave. It will land on the other side of Macy’s Mom’s house so it doesn’t blow the tent down. It will make a trip each time it is full and then come back again to wait for the next group.

    Just trot on over there when you are ready.

    It has sure been fun.

    Dawson, we are planning on getting you back by Jet and we are really sorry it took so long this morning.

    BTW your trip this morning reminds me of a trip home to Canada you once adventured. Didn’t that involve a garbage truck too?
    My memory is hazy. I don’t remember the dog-sled on that one.

  232. dawson
    9:33 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Macy Min Pin: Am I doing OK? Oh yeah. I’m loving this warm weather, the food, the show(s), the companionship of friends. Everything, except for the score, is perfect. Thanks for hosting and congrats to your dad for winning the 1st quarter numbers.

  233. Staff
    9:35 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Hey there Liz

    Green Bay is ahead 28 to 17 but it is still going on and on and on and on and……………….at least we are on the down side now.

  234. Staff
    9:38 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Hey CHarris,
    I use Windows XP with service pack 3 and it is not much of a problem for me. In fact right now it is returning to page 3 instead of making me go from the start again.

  235. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Gee!… I hope Wookie is able to drive us all home, he’s been guzzling Martinis like there is no tomorrow…heh!… He’s got his bow tie on like a headband and licking the tv screen…grump!…Wookie get back the game is still on for Pete’s sake!…heh!heh!…Best part of the trip so far…snorkel! …I feel all clean and fluffy…sniffle!….Wooooo!…Give me another Newf Drool Ale please!…grunt!

  236. dawson
    9:44 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Wow! A triple post at 9:33.
    Staff: Thanks for the jet…I’m all in and was just wondering how I was going to get back home. Yes, that is the 2nd time I’ve been rescued on the road by a huge garbage truck and I must say I didn’t smell the homeless guy at all.
    I could get re-energised if the Steelers pull ahead.

  237. Macy the Min-Pin
    9:45 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Sorry some of you have to leave, but we are so happy to have met every one. I hope everyone gets home safe, with a minimum of drama. Don’t forget your swag bags, on the table by the tent flap, along with your sit-upons, snuggies, etc. We are going to have a wine cooler and watch the rest of the game. Remember, just wave your flag if you need anything. Belle and Holly will be taking care of hospitality for the rest of the evening. Annie and Biddy have to go to bed now. They have all the excitement they can handle for one day.

  238. dawson
    9:47 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Oh NO!
    Rio is into the Newf Drool Ale. I’m so glad ‘Lil Lexi isn’t here to see this. Somebody better take the car keys off of Wookie.

  239. dawson
    9:52 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Good night Annie and Biddy. Thanks for everything.

  240. LizF
    9:55 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Still going! Thanks for the update Staff.

  241. Siber-H
    9:59 pm on February 6th, 2011

    T&G, Thanks for the train ride and the wonderful company, even if you did sleep most of the way.

    I’m exhausted because I have following the Superbowl, the blog, the Yukon Quest, and the puppy bowl.

    Macy, thank you for the wonderful Texas hospitality. It was the best Superbowl party in the country.

    How do I get out of this blasted rain?

  242. dawson
    10:06 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Belle and Holly: I’ll help with the clean up. Other than a million bon bon wrappers there isn’t much left.
    Staff: Better take Siber H on the next helicopter.

  243. dawson
    10:08 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Now it’s final. Green Bay wins! Lucky Bernie.

  244. Siber-H
    10:12 pm on February 6th, 2011

    WooWoo Packers Won!!!

    We don’t have to send Chet any of our money this time, but I think we should put some money in a special account for Chet the next time Bernie goes off the deep end.

    Yes, please, get me on the next chopper outta here. I love Texas, but I hate rain. Why couldn’t it be snowing like it did this past week.

  245. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    10:13 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Woo! Woo! The Packers win. Bernie is safe, but, please, no more tin futures.
    Rio, not to worry, my de-martinizer will have me totally sober shortly, so I will be able to get you home safely to your friend. And Macy, thanks for throwing a great Supper Bowl Party. A wonderful time was had by all. Wookie

  246. Sam
    10:14 pm on February 6th, 2011

    As soon as I find Molly we’ll be ready to go. I haven’t seen her in a while. I think she’s up in the booth that works the scoreboard.

  247. Staff
    10:16 pm on February 6th, 2011

    OK,
    Wookie, Rio, Clarkson and Debbie L. Feel free to come on down to the airport/parking lot. We will get you home safe. You might even have time to sober up. teehee.

    Dawson you are a cleaning machine. We will save the last jet for you. And Mr.Husky if he wants a little excursion to the North. I am sure we can get Mr. Husky home before dawn if he wants a little treat.

    It was sure entertaining. That Macy the Min-Pin and her Mom sure know how to throw a party! Thanks guys! We appreciate the southern hospitality.

    I hope we do this again next year. It almost made the game tolerable.

  248. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:17 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Packers!….Woooo! Super Bowl Winners!.,..heh!… I hope this gets Bernie out of his gambling debts and Chet can relax again….WoooHooo!.. I am going to watch the trophy presentation and then hopefully Wookie will be able to drive me back to my warm soft bed where all my baseball toys are waiting for me…heh!… Football is over and this means BASEBALL is Next! Next!Next!….WooooHoooo!….Don’t you just love the seasons in our lives?….gruffle!

  249. C. Harris
    10:19 pm on February 6th, 2011

    BERNIE AND CHET ARE RICH!!!

  250. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:27 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Melanie..you did not tell me that the pack might even eat the plates in an effort to help clean up. That is recycling at its best!
    Did you notice that one of the puppy bowl players was part Newf? One was a Siberian Husky, one a pug mix, one a Sam mix, one was a terrier in a Min-Pin suit, one was a Corgi mix and I’m not sure what else..The Plunderers were well represented. Even the half-time Kats.

    Nighty, night. Please make sure no Kats are left behind. If you don’t want them, we don’t want them.

  251. Siber-H
    10:32 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Staff, You just said it all. Macy’s party made the game tolerable. Rio, WOO WOO, Baseball is next!

    I would be pleased to ride home with Dawson. I can run over to the Yukon Quest trail and get those Siberians’ autographs.

    I’m going to sleep in the chopper till the sun comes up and I can see the scenery. Since Dawson is staying to help clean up, I will too..just get me an umbrella please.

  252. dawson
    10:44 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Hey! It’s all clean. Let’s go find the mushers in the Yukon Quest!

  253. Siber-H
    10:45 pm on February 6th, 2011

    It was a good game (for football), and a great party.
    Night All!

  254. Siber-H
    10:46 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Dawson and I are off for the Yukon Quest!!

  255. dawson
    10:51 pm on February 6th, 2011

    I’m looking for Kelley Griffin, who started her mushing career by hooking her miniature poodle up to her flexible flyer sled.

  256. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    10:56 pm on February 6th, 2011

    Rio. We need to go to get you home to your warm soft bed with all your baseball toys. The Wookiemobile is gassed up and ready to go. Wookie

  257. Staff
    10:56 pm on February 6th, 2011

    You guys are crazy. I am exhausted. But Dawson did have a nap.

    Goodnight all.

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