Tail of Vengeance

“I understand President Obama will be announcing this later today,” Admin says, “but is is true that the new e-short story, coming July 8, will no longer be called The Teitelbaum Divorce?”

“Correct,” says Spence. “The new title is Tail of Vengeance.”

“And the reason?”

“It’s all part of the fun of publishing.”

“There is a lot of fun in it, isn’t there?”

“For the willing.”

Welcome Barkley.


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108 Responses to “Tail of Vengeance”

  1. BearSpiritDog
    8:27 am on May 29th, 2014

    AHA! A Tail of Vengeance. We Love It!

  2. B.Stover
    8:29 am on May 29th, 2014

    I like the title.

    Good morning all.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:32 am on May 29th, 2014

    Good morning BSD, HRH B and everyone! “Tail of Vengeance”? That is what Darah Thea has whenever she is near a table with something on it!
    Not very awake yet so have a __________ Thursday.

  4. Barb & Maggie
    8:35 am on May 29th, 2014

    Yes, we love the title! We will stay tuned in for the press conference.

    MPM, Hawks survive to play again after double overtime.

    Must get ready for work now.

  5. Kat
    8:51 am on May 29th, 2014

    Good morning, I hope. Still no known cause on our uncle’s extreme pain.
    If I pre-ordered Teitelbaum Divorce, will I need to pre-order Tail of Vengeance?
    Z-Man and Mama Meash went at it again today, but I broke it up. Yep! That fight was broken up by me me me!!!!

  6. Masquers
    9:07 am on May 29th, 2014

    Wonder if Amazon will change the title or leave as is?
    Is this what Spence & Admin were running around like chickens with their “you know what” over?
    Way to go, Kat!

  7. Barb & Maggie
    9:29 am on May 29th, 2014

    Howlers, Hope you get some answers today. Tell the Z Man to chill!

    Off to the salt mines.

  8. BearSpiritDog
    9:32 am on May 29th, 2014

    Barb&Magpie: Are The Golden Retriever Mysteries the series you mentioned previously?
    (Drat. I think we just missed you)

    Hounds: A Tell-Tail Thursday?. Maybe Wose will have some Cool Suggestions.

  9. Chet The Dog
    9:41 am on May 29th, 2014

    Amazon will be changing the title. If you’ve already ordered the story under the old title it will still arrive. No re-ordering! This is not some double-dipping scam by Spence! He’s not smart enough to manage a thing like that. – Admin

  10. BearSpiritDog
    9:49 am on May 29th, 2014

    Thanks Chet!

  11. Kat
    9:53 am on May 29th, 2014

    Thanks, Chet. I would never worry about Spence double-dipping.
    You, on the other hand…?

  12. BearSpiritDog
    10:00 am on May 29th, 2014

    Kat: Gulp. Forgot the Comma. I can see B and you frowning.

  13. Kat
    10:05 am on May 29th, 2014

    No worries here, Bear.

  14. Wose-the small and meek
    10:10 am on May 29th, 2014


    A beautiful day here in Westchester!

    Macy, That purple tomato is beautiful! Do you know if it taste any different from a red tomato?

    MPM, Your feathers are lovely. And of course, anything the Royal Mum adds makes it extra special.

    Welcome, Barkley! I see you are reading The More The Terrier. : )

    Kat, you are incredible! Brains, brawn, and beauty! If you were a two-legged, you would be the young Lauren Bacall. Great job on keeping the peace.

    Zeusikov, I thought you were doing well. I thought you knew that Meash is the leader of the pack. Please try harder.

    Howlers Mom, sending strong prayers to your brother.

    Staff, Sending pawsitive thoughts to you.

    I love the the picture of Sadie with her ‘Lil Carrot.

    RIO! Please check your SDD, quick as those little pug legs can carry you!

    Everyone have a tremendous Thursday!

  15. Wose-the small and meek
    10:11 am on May 29th, 2014

    Bear, I like a Tell-Tail Thursday!

    For me it is a Laundry Thursday. : )

  16. Masquers
    10:36 am on May 29th, 2014

    It’s me, me, me at the top! (along with a furry-face who is claiming to be “me again” also).
    Hi, Rose! It’s always laundry day here. How can one person have so much? Let’s see…whites, colors, darks, delicates, sheets and towels…that’s five loads right there.

  17. Masquers
    10:38 am on May 29th, 2014

    …actually 6 because sheets & towels are usually separate.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    10:40 am on May 29th, 2014

    Thanks, Chet. Staff, hope you can get your bulge fixed. Those things hurt like the dickens 🙁 OH: pawrayers and crossed tails here. Wose, enjoy wrestling waundry.

  19. Kat
    10:45 am on May 29th, 2014

    Momma and I think Barclay is super cute.

  20. Diane C.
    10:48 am on May 29th, 2014

    Hello Everyone–
    Kat–Well done breaking up the skirmish.
    Fern–Are you feeling a little calmer, having made it through the night? You are safe and loved.
    Prayers and good thoughts for all who need them.

    Have I mentioned how very much I enjoy dropping by this blog and finding NO whiny students, Assessment forms to complete without adequate information/instruction or other challenges? If so, it’s still true. If not, thanks for being who you are, EVERYONE.

  21. Fern
    10:52 am on May 29th, 2014

    Diane, i am not afraid. I just refuse to root for the Hawks, like MPM and B&M are…

  22. Masquers
    10:57 am on May 29th, 2014

    Fern: I’ll bet Sammie doesn’t root for the Hawks either.

  23. Basil the Mesmerizing Kat
    11:10 am on May 29th, 2014

    We will be thilly and thay have a Thupendoth Thurthday.

    Off to pack for the thow thith weekend.

  24. macy the min-pin
    11:12 am on May 29th, 2014

    We here will not be able to comment on the taste of the ‘mater, as none of us partake in that fruity veg.

    Morning, glories!

    Zoos, hang head in shame.

  25. Zeusiköv
    11:25 am on May 29th, 2014

    HEY! Not my fault. She was looking at me!

  26. Masquers
    11:33 am on May 29th, 2014

    Basil: Now THAT’s a tongue twister!

  27. Masquers
    11:34 am on May 29th, 2014

    ML: “fruity veg”…we like it!

  28. B.Stover
    11:43 am on May 29th, 2014

    Admin is making me laugh.

    Bear: What comma?

  29. Siber-H
    11:50 am on May 29th, 2014

    I like the new title best.

    Zeusikov, Stop being grumpy toward Meash.
    Kat, Good Girl

    Staff and the Howlers two-legged uncle…Healing Prayers.

  30. Wose-the small and meek
    12:03 pm on May 29th, 2014


    Yeep! Six loads of laundry!!! I am way to lazy to separate clothes. Everything goes into the two washers in the laundry room, and then I keep my fingers crossed that nothing white comes out pink. : )

  31. macy the min-pin
    12:11 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Zuuuuus, look the other way, you are the bigger man. (nobody tell him that he is the ONLY man). Or just give her a look right back, like Chet. No need for bad language and teeth.

  32. Wose-the small and meek
    12:13 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Zeusikov, Macy is right. No need for World Federation Husky Wrestling matches.

  33. Siber-H
    12:31 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Wose, Mom washes clothes the same way in order to conserve water.
    I’m sure Bernie washes clothes the same way.

  34. BearSpiritDog
    12:34 pm on May 29th, 2014

    B: No Comma in my post to Chet at 9:49.

  35. dawson
    12:57 pm on May 29th, 2014

    A Tail of Vengeance! I seem to remember that a chain-saw was involved…but perhaps I have this story mixed up with another story.

    Staff: Someone took their eyes off the hernia! Does it hurt?

    O’Howlers: Yeeps! I hope they get rid of the infection, pronto. Prayers for quick recovery and no long term damage.

    Admin: Typo Alert. The first “is” in your post above (the last word in the first line), should be an “it”.

  36. Riö -The Evil Pug
    1:31 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Double!…Dipping!…snort!…Admin took the words right off my paw….chorkel!…Luckily, I have not pre-ordered – just in case Spence is smarter than we think…Naw!

  37. Staff
    1:39 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Wose, color catchers are my friend. Laundry-wise.

    Dawson, No the hernia doesn’t hurt. I do know to go in immediately if it starts to hurt. When I don’t wear my big girl tight panties it is uncomfortable but I wear those d**n panties so all is well.

    Plans for potatoes to go in the garden today and if it doesn’t stay too hot and windy tomatoes will go in also.

    Mr.Staff and I put the screen door insert in the bin and brought out the glass insert so we can keep the door open to let light in the kitchen. And give the kats a kitchen with a view. Then I put out some peanuts and sunflower seeds for the little red squirrel. Kat TV!

  38. Herd of Hounds
    2:34 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Staff, mom’s incision herniated just before the Alaska trip so she didn’t ride the sled. She was uncomfortable and bruised in Mass. Now she is repaired, still wearing a “binder” and limited to 10 lbs of lifting, hopefully to soon be 15 lbs. Quite a couple of years.

    T&G, know your peeps are busy with the season beginning this weekend, but how is Golinka doing with the new insulin?

  39. Howlers' Mom
    2:42 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Ahhh. Another mystery solved.

  40. Masquers
    2:47 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Heh. Six loads? Youse didn’t really think that was the way we did laundry around here, did you? Light, dark, and sheets…the other scenario is someone’s pipe dream.
    Alice & Abbie: It’s up to you two to make sure “your staff” is feeling cared for and letting her know how important she is too. Do this at every available opportunity.
    Dawson: Good catch!

  41. Tupper and Gilly
    3:54 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Dawson – what sharp little eyes you have, my dear.
    Staff – don’t ignore the hernia – ignoring it is what put Gramp in the hospital for so long. (He is doing great these days – still not driving, thank dago, but he does some small lawn work, his laundry, and he can walk his puppy, much to Callie’s delight)

    HOH – the new insulin is such a blessing. We had no idea how bad she was feeling, til she started feeling better.

    Howlers – all paws crossed for an answer to that infection thingie. Sometimes not knowing is the worst part.

    And now for the long story that we promised (unlike Chet, we actually do go back and tell the story)
    Mama’s big brother has been diagnosed with lung cancer. It is big, and it is bad. She has been taking him for all the pre op tests, scans and biopsies. They biopsied the lymph nodes and tumor yesterday and final word on operability will be on Monday. If they can operate, it will be on Wednesday, and they will have to remove a lung.
    Brother is having a very hard time with acceptance. Right now we have him staying here with us, so we can give him tummies to rub, and Mama can nag at him….um we mean, can assist him with taking his meds, and eating properly.

    Have we mentioned lately that we HATE cancer?

  42. Wose-the small and meek
    4:05 pm on May 29th, 2014

    T&G, We here HATE that nasty “C” word with a vengeance. Sending the strongest of prayers to Mum’s brother. Glad your Mum is feeling better with the new insulin.

  43. Tenzing
    4:19 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Uncle Golinka’s Brother: The Quilt welcomes you. Cancer, on the other paw, can got to hell.

  44. BearSpiritDog
    4:41 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Tupper&Gilly: This is Not Fair! Not Fair at All.

    Tenzing: You Said It!!!
    Cancer: Go Directly to Hell. You Are Not Welcome around these parts. We have had it up to here with your carpola. You Are Evil.

    Strong Prayers going out for the families of the Royals, O’Howlers and BooBear.

  45. Masquers
    4:45 pm on May 29th, 2014

    And, of course, positive thoughts and prayers for Staff too, and hugs, lots of hugs.

  46. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:20 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Ugh!…Now someone here is doing laundry…sniff!…I swear I did not make it….grunt!

  47. Herd of Hounds
    5:42 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Been a laundry day around here too but mom is too lazy to fold the last load so it can sit till tomorrow, so there! We’ve all been chatty today but no fotos so far…mmm? What can this mean?

  48. Basil the Mesmerizing Kat
    6:08 pm on May 29th, 2014

    A happy picture for the day.

  49. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:10 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Basil!….Looks like she is flippin’ off the butterflies…heh!heh!…Or maybe it was me…snort!

  50. Herd of Hounds
    6:10 pm on May 29th, 2014

    An excellent foto of a hard-working chicken lady 🙂

  51. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:11 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Speechless!…I was going to post something significant but that photo just blew my flat head…guffle!…Be back later if I remember what I was going to tip-tap about…heh!

  52. Herd of Hounds
    6:13 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Look on the right at the facebookie post of a few minutes ago.

  53. Annabelle
    6:31 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Damn…a missed slurpptunity.

  54. Staff
    6:35 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Butterfly Barb!

    T&G I will not ignore the hernia. However being a transplant recipient makes it problematical about surgery. They prefer not to do it unless they really have to. Now the nephrologist says it might be too big to do surgery. hmmmm. Thinking maybe we will go to Mayo and get a second opinion if that is what they tell us.

    CT scan tomorrow and consult next Thursday so we are on it…

  55. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:36 pm on May 29th, 2014

    OHH!…Here we go. I was going to announce that the Scripps National Spelling Bee is on tonight at 6:00pm on ESPN…snort!…At least it is on at 6:00pm here for me and SiberH…sniff!…The rest of youse will have to check your local listings…heh!…We here love the Spelling Bee. So this means someone is going to have to go on her long walk very soon and it is utterly hot outside….grunt!..I hope she does not pass-out out there….wuffle!

  56. dawson
    6:49 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Rio: You were sitting right in front of Barb when that picture was taken. Heh, heh!

    Golinka: You have had more than your share of experience in aiding those with the dread disease. Thank dog that a better medication has made you feel better.

  57. O'Howlers
    6:50 pm on May 29th, 2014

    T&G, we are with you. Oh how we hate that word and that disease and the misery it causes. Here’s to your Bro. Hope he finds it in him to accept, though we here would not accept either. Mom still didn’t accept Dima’s news for cripes sake.
    Still no updates on our uncle. They are leaning toward viral infection but he must have a rheumatory consultation. He has a fever and not eating. Sob.
    Thanks for the happy picture. It did our husky hearts good.

  58. dawson
    6:51 pm on May 29th, 2014


  59. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:55 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Dawson!…You have no valid proof of that. Unless you took a photo of the photo being taken…snort!snort!Heh!…It is a happy photo cause it made me laugh out loud…snort.

  60. Basil the Mesmerizing Kat
    7:15 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Happy photo number two

  61. Herd of Hounds
    7:19 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Rio, Barb was sitting across from the Storyteller in the red shirt.

    You can just see him in the upper right corner.

  62. Herd of Hounds
    7:21 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Basil TMK great happy foto of the Storyteller and OFA 🙂

  63. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    7:28 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Ve have the photo to be happy too. Ve found pair of very vierd lovebirds, making vith kisses

    Good thing ve had spy camera vith us.

  64. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    7:32 pm on May 29th, 2014

    But, big news is that Pugalito is BIG two timer!

  65. Masquers
    7:47 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Great fotos! We especially love the ones of OFA & the Storyteller and Barb & the butterflies.

  66. Wose-the small and meek
    7:52 pm on May 29th, 2014

    I am loving all the photos! Rio’s , especially, are making me LOL!

  67. Wose-the small and meek
    7:54 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Kat, I hope you are keeping the peace at the homestead.

  68. Wose-the small and meek
    7:55 pm on May 29th, 2014

    I am wondering where my VBFF, Belle Starr is….

  69. c.hobbit
    7:56 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Rio is rather free with his kisses…

  70. Wose-the small and meek
    7:59 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Rio! You are quite a Don Juan!

  71. Basil the Sweet Kat
    8:24 pm on May 29th, 2014

    RIO! You said you were MINE – all mine!

    sob sob sob……

  72. Alice M. Johnson
    8:26 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Rio. I am embarassed for you. snort

  73. Wose-the small and meek
    8:32 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Rio! A hunk of burnin’ love!

  74. Basil the Sweet Kat
    8:45 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Alice – he really is a heartbreaker, isn’t he?

    Please tell Staff to take a peek at her SDD when she is of a mind to.

  75. Barb & Maggie
    8:48 pm on May 29th, 2014

    We have heard way too much about cancer on this blog. Enough! Kick it to the curb once and for all!

    Hope Howler’s and Amalia’s brothers are feeling better soon.

    BSD or Masquers, We have not read the Golden Retriever Mysteries, but will check into them. Have you read them? The two series we have read involving Goldens are David Rosenfeldt’s books and the Donna Ball series with Raine Stockton.

  76. O'Howlers
    8:55 pm on May 29th, 2014

    When everybody who is watching Fargo gets caught up, could someone ‘splain how that fishy thing happened?

  77. Herd of Hounds
    8:57 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Staff (especially for you), England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool 🙂

  78. Billy's Buddy
    9:15 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Great photos and great attitudes on this blog! Love to all. (Or maybe our friend Rio has that covered.)

    Staff, going to Mayo is a great idea. That’s where I am right now with Billy’s other buddy who is having his annual tune up. I remain impressed beyond belief after over 15 years.

  79. Barb & Maggie
    9:18 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Some nice pictures on the blog today, except that one with Barb in it. And the one with Spence and The Storyteller – wasn’t there someone else in the photo originally?

    HOH, will you ever run out of those one liners?

    Staff, Hope you get the hernia issue resolved without going all the way to Mayo.

  80. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Kisses!…I kissed anyone who gave me a buck on that vacation!…snort!snort!…slurrpy!burp!

  81. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:29 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Raining!…Softly and the National Spelling Bee is on….snort!…What is better than this?? Nuthin!….Woooo!

  82. macy the min-pin
    9:42 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Amalia, we here are happy that you are feeling better. It would be a double curse if you had to deal with your brother’s illness while being ill yourself. Positive pawrayers from TX.

    Mom went to the retirement party for Dad’s boss today. It made her sad. Then she went out to the car to leave and there was a note on her windshield telling her that she had a flat tire. Out of nowhere came the man who wrote the note. He was parked right beside the flat tire, AND had an air compressor in his car. Mom has friends in HIGH places. After getting some air in the tire she took it to the tire place and an hour and a half later she got her car back, tire fixed, no charge, and they said she did not need new tires right now. Yea!

    We all need new tags, how about these? One in particular made me think of a certain pug.

  83. BearSpiritDog
    9:44 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Barb&Magpie: Have not started the series yet, but it Looks Good.

    It’s early, but a Very Early morning appointment looms, so it’s time to sign off.
    Catching up on Fargo then calling it a day.

    Praying for some Good News on several fronts – Bear.

  84. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:44 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Macy!…snort!…Nail on the Head!…chorkel!

  85. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:45 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Bear!…Hang onto your front teeth if you are watching the show I think you are watching…wheeze!

  86. macy the min-pin
    9:47 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Then there is this.

  87. macy the min-pin
    9:55 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Or this

  88. Barb & Maggie
    9:56 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Is everyone aware that sugarless gum can be fatal if a dog eats it? We just learned this. A small dog can die from eating 1 or 2 pieces. Do not let them get into a purse or pick up chewing gum on the street during a walk.
    Xylitol, a sugarless sweetner, is the problem. It is in mints, candies, and some baked goods. It can cause seizures, liver failure etc. If a dog eats it, they need to be seen by a V*E*T immediately.
    We were totally unaware of this.

  89. macy the min-pin
    9:58 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Yikes, somebody tell Belle. She eats EVERYthing that is bad for dogs.

    This is a better tag for Zoos.

  90. Herd of Hounds
    10:08 pm on May 29th, 2014

    We really love those tags, especially the gas tag. What a howl!
    Checking out now, we think. Nighty night.

  91. c.hobbit
    10:27 pm on May 29th, 2014

    OH BELLE STARR…..a pygmy marmoset

  92. c.hobbit
    10:28 pm on May 29th, 2014

    This will bring Belle Starr out:

  93. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:41 pm on May 29th, 2014

    HoHo!…I was relating to the “Bitches Love Me” tag…snort!snort!

    Bee!…Double Champion this year!…Wow!Wow!….The Spelling Bee Rocks. That Dr.Bailey took to heart my hand-pawed letter requesting more humor in the Sentences and a plea for a reference to Breaking Bad…heh!heh!…He over-did the so-called humor bit, but he got the Breaking Bad reference squeeze in there just barely…chorkel!

  94. Tupper and Gilly
    10:48 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Never mind Belle Starr – WE want one of those pygmy things.

    They look delicious.

  95. c.hobbit
    10:51 pm on May 29th, 2014

    T&G {{{{sigh}}}} Cats have no impulse control. No they do not. I do not want to imagine you and a pygmy marmoset.

  96. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:09 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Dawgs!…But Tupper N Gilly are guys like me…snort!…Not ruthless Kats like Alice…grunt!

  97. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:24 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Kisses!…No kisses for Annabelle tonight, I am going to bed!…snort!…My cool soft bed where all my baseball toys are in all the right places…snorkel!sneeze!

  98. Belle Starr
    11:28 pm on May 29th, 2014

    …can’t control myself…must have…bad mood…

  99. Annabelle
    11:35 pm on May 29th, 2014

    What’s all this? Here I am patiently waiting for 101 and Rio is going to his warm, soft bed. Gah!

  100. Tupper and Gilly
    11:36 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Good night, family

  101. Annabelle
    11:36 pm on May 29th, 2014

    It’s no matter. I will collect the slurpy pug kiss rightfully owed me tomorrow.

  102. Tupper and Gilly
    11:38 pm on May 29th, 2014

    Annabelle – would Corgi kisses hold you over til tomorrow?

  103. Annabelle
    12:02 am on May 30th, 2014

    Royals: Does a certain evil pug have gas? Corgi kisses are welcome.

    Nighty noodles.

  104. Alice M. Johnson
    12:30 am on May 30th, 2014

    That baby thingy has the cutest little tummy and quite a nice tail considering it isn’t a kat.


    Staff says “Say goodnight Alice”…..

  105. Zeus
    7:22 am on May 30th, 2014

    Mom and Pop are laughing hysterically at Zoos who always lets the dogs out!!! (whispering) you do know I can open the door from the inside now too?

  106. Masquers
    7:49 am on May 30th, 2014

    Zeus: Impressive to be sure but better from the outside in, hey?

  107. Masquers
    7:55 am on May 30th, 2014


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