The Dream And Us: From The Dog Who Knew Too Much

Night fell. Bernie and I sat in the dining hall, which was called the chuckwagon here at Big Bear Wilderness Camp. We have a wagon at home, and when Charlie was younger I’d pull him around on it. “Chet the Jet!” he’d be shouting. “Faster, faster, Chet the Jet!” Did we zoom around or what? This was back in the days when Iggy was still roaming outside. And guess what: Iggy didn’t race along with us, oh, no. Instead he liked to jump on the wagon, crowd in with Charlie, and steal a free ride. That Iggy!

Nice and quiet in the dining hall, just the two of us. Bernie sat at the end of long old wooden table, eating a bowl of chili. I stood beside him on the floor – a floor made of wide boards worn down smooth, soft and comfortable – eating a bowl of kibble. All kinds of kibble out there on the market, but this one from Rover and Co. was the best. The owner, Simon Berg, is a buddy of ours, sometimes sends over samples from the test kitchen. We were living the dream, me and Bernie.

And don’t forget the Snowhook Holiday Auction:


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96 Responses to “The Dream And Us: From The Dog Who Knew Too Much”

  1. Jasper the Poodle
    8:57 am on November 26th, 2011

    Morning Plunderers! Mom didn’t leave the house yesterday because she likes hanging around with me so much, and also she avoids crowds and chaos. However, she’s out of half and half, which is an emergency, because who can drink kawfee without half and half. So, she’s making a list and heading off to the grocery store. She’s also humming that song, “I Will Survive.”

  2. B.Stover
    9:00 am on November 26th, 2011

    I have to look up the etymology of “chuckwagon.”

    Good morning Chet and all.

  3. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:19 am on November 26th, 2011

    Yawn!…burp!.. What day is it?…grunt!….I’ve got to grab a cup of cawfee and then go man Auction Central…snort!… You guys should see what the Snowhook Quilt bid went up to last night!…..Wooooo!

  4. Melanie
    9:24 am on November 26th, 2011

    Riö, I’ll be over to check out the new bidding in a bit. Save some of that virtual cawfee for me!

    About Thanksgiving and Relatives . . . Why is there always one that has a problem?
    That’s a story for another time.

    Did my guys and gal have a blast or what?

    Today is the gal looking at things to see if we have anything that might go with a “certain” dress, that she can use for “borrowing”! Let’s see she also needs something blue and old . . .

    B.Stover, please post the etymology when you find out.

    Jasper: I am now humming that song.

  5. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:25 am on November 26th, 2011

    Friday!… Before I go, I want to report that there were absolutely no acts of violence during yesterday’s Black Friday Auction!…snort!

  6. Rose
    10:13 am on November 26th, 2011

    Greetings Everyone!

    Here in New York we are having very springlike weather.

    Rebecca: You didn’t forget to give my cutie-pie Belle any turkey, did you????

    VOTE AJ! I just did!

  7. B.Stover
    10:18 am on November 26th, 2011

    Here’s the link to the Wikipedia site on “chuckwagon.” They needed mobile kitchens during cattle drives in the west. “Chuck” was the word meaning food for the cowboys.

  8. B.Stover
    10:22 am on November 26th, 2011

    “Chuck” is also the word used for the cut of beef from the neck to the shoulder.

  9. B.Stover
    10:29 am on November 26th, 2011

    “Chuck” is also related to chunk which, according to the dictionary, is a nasalized variation of “chuck.”

  10. Macy the Min-pin
    10:29 am on November 26th, 2011

    Good morning y’all!

    Nothing much to report here. Our girl Niki is going back to Austin today, mom and dad are bummed, but it is better that she go back to work, so she can support her aged parents, heh heh.

  11. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:31 am on November 26th, 2011

    Mom’s ipaw died and so the folks braved the Mall on Black Friday, since this was a real Emergency. It was crowded but bearable. Parking was the worst thing. Mom finally jumped out of the car, ran to an empty spot, and held the spot for dad with her arms crossed.

    She likes to live on the edge.

    Well, not really. Unfortunately, apple did not replace the ipad for free, but they did replace it for half off. Good gravy’ that was a chunk of change! But about ten months ago, it slipped out of the case and because of that little tiny dent, they would not simply exchange it. Grump.

  12. Barb & Maggie
    10:33 am on November 26th, 2011

    Good morning, and thank you Bee. Very interesting.

    Melanie, Health-wise, how are things going?

    Hope T & G’s Mum is having a fun and productive day.

    Rio, Is Beau doing ok? Is he still “visiting” at your house? heh

  13. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:50 am on November 26th, 2011

    Thanks for the link, Bee. Wikipedia does not allow advertising on their website, so from time to time they need to ask for donations. I am going to send them a few bucks.

  14. BearSpiritDog
    10:54 am on November 26th, 2011

    We are back on the Island after a very nice Holiday with the family Due South. Bear was the Guard Dog to protect homestead from any burglars lurking thereabout. It is going to take a while to catch up with the latest posts. The Auction items are already beyond our reach, sob.
    Hope you all had a wonderful holiday.
    We voted AJ today and every day.
    Wolfie: Please check your SDD.

  15. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 am on November 26th, 2011

    Weeks!….Beau has been here exactly two weeks now…grump!….He is starting to make himself at home and acting like he belongs here….snort!… I have a terrible feeling in the pit of my stomach that his people have forgotten all about him and have left him here for good….gurgle! …Someone here doesn’t seem to be worried, she hasn’t called them to come and get his ass…sniff! ….In fact she seems completely happy that he is here making my life ….sob!…different.

  16. B.Stover
    11:02 am on November 26th, 2011

    Wolfie, that’s great. I’m sending something to Wikipedia also.

  17. B.Stover
    11:19 am on November 26th, 2011

    Poor Rio.

  18. Siber-H
    11:24 am on November 26th, 2011

    We will send Wikipedia a few bucks also. We use it often. Thanks for reminding us.

    We still have chuckwagons here in the Wild Wild West, but now they are for paying customers that want to pretend they are having a cowboy experience.

  19. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:37 am on November 26th, 2011

    Melanie, how is Dan today?

  20. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:41 am on November 26th, 2011

    I have a question for youse
    guys. Mom is trying to set up her iTunes, and she cannot find the “Accept” button on the terms and conditions page. Any ideas before she starts pulling out her hair?

  21. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:47 am on November 26th, 2011

    Before you know it, Rio, you will be wondering how you managed without Beau.

  22. B.Stover
    11:57 am on November 26th, 2011

    Wolfie: I think the accept button was at the bottom of the screen when I set up iTunes. Not much help I know.

    SH: What do the chuckwagons look like?

  23. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:03 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Bidding!…Wars!….Youse guys, go look at the Holiday Auction page…snort!snort!….The bidding wars continue for the Dream Catcher and the Quilt…Wow!…This is so wonderful and I am incredibly excited!….Wooooo!

  24. Snowhook Bella
    12:06 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Can you imagine if the quilt had been tested by Wookie there would be blood shed for sure in this bidding war?

  25. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:31 pm on November 26th, 2011

    That quilt is magnificent!

    I think that apple is experiencing a glitch.

  26. Tyb
    12:34 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Thanks. Rose, for reminding everyone to vote. I tried to do that early this morning, but I had to go to work before the blog was opened. Couldn’t vote from work, so I’m reminding everyone again now that I’ve arrived home. Vote AJ.

  27. Melanie
    12:47 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Healthwise: Dan had a wonderful time. He had written out a Thanksgiving prayer around 2 weeks ago, and with some editing (Zoë is of the KISS variety person) it was beautifully done and read. He is very tired today. And last night, a certain someone kept pressing him to stay and do something and I said “If Dan wants to go to bed, he goes to bed.” So he got up and left and thanked me this morning.

    Now that certain someone was convinced that I couldn’t be allergic to that someone’s scent and in any case showering and such should have taken care of it. Hmmm. this person has worn this scent for so many years that it permeates all clothes, backpacks and coats. I asked that that the certain someone not get too near me. After going around and asking other people could they smell anything, I kept getting crowded by said person.

    Last night I could hardly breathe, and this morning my eyes are inflamed. Who’d a guessed that?

    There’s always one in the crowd. 🙂

    All in all we had a wonderful time.

  28. Siber-H
    1:25 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Stover, From old photos I have seen, the chuckwagons looked like a shorter version of the covered wagons that traveled up the Oregon Trail. They have that white canvass on them just like the real covered wagons did. The cook and his supplies needed protection from the weather. The cowboys had none.
    The chuckwagons of today look much the same as the originals, but the food served out of them would be much better.
    The trail hands ate beef, beans, and biscuits. Today, it is almost a gourmet meal.

  29. Siber-H
    1:33 pm on November 26th, 2011

    I voted for AJ, but, yes, a reminder needs to be put on the blog everyday…me thinks.

    At least we don’t have to worry about getting pepper sprayed or shooting at one another during this auction. We are better behaved than that.

    Melanie, mom agrees with you about scent…gag

  30. Mollypop's Mom
    2:04 pm on November 26th, 2011

    DREAM ME – Are you trying to sell us something?

  31. B.Stover
    2:25 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Thank you SH.

    Whatever Dream Me is doing, the sentences don’t make sense.

  32. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    2:34 pm on November 26th, 2011


  33. BearSpiritDog
    2:35 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Melanie: Is this the “problem” person you spoke of earlier? We too, had a small glitch in the pre-festivities caused by one who had to be right even if it meant going left.
    We do not like Eau de Cologne either.
    Wolfie: Is your iPaw working?

  34. Mollypop's Mom
    2:36 pm on November 26th, 2011

    I’m more concerned about what would happen if I clicked on the website. I doesn’t look good.

  35. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    2:36 pm on November 26th, 2011

    It is definitely spam. Do not try to go to their website.

  36. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    2:42 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Yes, but I wasn’t as smart as M’s M. Hopefully nothing bad happens to my new ipaw


    At any rate, my ipaw works but I can’t download any of my music until I accept the terms and conditions. But the accept and decline buttons are not visible.

  37. BearSpiritDog
    2:43 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Wolfie: Is your SDD working?

  38. Siber-H
    2:48 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Where is the moderator when we need him/her/it?

  39. Mollypop's Mom
    2:54 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Wolfie – Do you have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the Terms and Conditions? Maybe that’s where they put the button.

  40. Belle Starr
    2:56 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Rose: To answer your question, because my two-legged lady hasn’t—no, I did not get any turkey for dinner last night. They claimed I slept through it. That doesn’t sound like me, does it? Of course, I was a bit tired after doing some secret black Friday shopping—maybe I did miss the turkey after all.

  41. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:02 pm on November 26th, 2011

    No, I am not seeing the buttons.

    Belle, you may not know this, but day after tomorrow is Cyber Monday…..

  42. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:04 pm on November 26th, 2011

    The mail address you have, Bear, is for my work. I cannot access it from home.

  43. Mollypop's Mom
    3:15 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Wolfie – I googled “iPad terms and conditions how to accept” and see many people have that problem with multiple reasons why – so check it out.

  44. Melanie
    3:19 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Yes, BearSpiritDog, that was the person of which I wrote. (snicker)

    Like an idiot, I clicked on Dream Me’s website and they are selling mattresses. Luckily, nothing weird is happening to our Mac.

    Being totally exhausted . . . Zoe and I sat down and watched the new DVD of Harry Potter’s 2nd of the 7th book.

    Now ME nephew did some Black Friday shopping and came home with a 52 inch TV. I think the only thing that I would want to watch on something that large is my videos of the Newf Pack and Harry Potter.

    Need to put up two new picks of YSAS in his new suit to a casting website. Here’s the new suit and YSAS in it.

  45. Melanie
    3:21 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Darn, should that have been “that was the person of whom I wrote”? Naw, I don’t think so, but WWBD?

  46. BearSpiritDog
    3:31 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Thanks Wolfie. Bear seems to be still stressed out from Black Friday. A visit to both the Orange Box AND Wally World was too much.

  47. Snowhook Bella
    3:43 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Uh-oh…my debit card and my work credit card are accounted for, but what if Belle Starr is one of those involved in a bidding war of some kind…gulp.

    Melanie: That is a great picture of YSAS. It looks like he is ready made to be cast as a detective, lawyer, politician, master-mind, leading man…you get the idea. On an unrelated note, I didn’t know you were such a HP fan—this is good to know.

    I’m putting up Christmas decorations and singing carols. AJ is on a training run so I am trying to finish the decorating soon so I can get started on the dog jackets. Mums the word. When he gets back we might go to town and go to an early show.

  48. B.Stover
    3:50 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Melanie: “Yes, that is the person I was referring to.” (“the person of whom I wrote” is correct but I’d never speak that way.)

  49. B.Stover
    3:52 pm on November 26th, 2011

    I’m an HP fan also but for some reason I can’t hook up my new dvd player to my tv.

  50. Siber-H
    3:59 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Belle Starr (whispering) I memorized my mom’s credit card number.

    YSAS looks great in the new suit!

  51. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:03 pm on November 26th, 2011

    YSAS is a hunk. And he cleans up nicely!

    Mom and Dad saw the new Muppets movie. They loved it! I think I would like it too but they never take me to the show.

    Mom is in her sewing room finishing up some stuff for the MMCM, and she is going to watch “America’s Cutest Dogs” on Animal Planet. I wonder if any one of us from Chet’s will be on it?

    Rebecca, some of us on the blog have our own credit cards. (At least, we do until the bills start arriving.) I wouldn’t put anything past Belle…..

  52. Masquers
    4:26 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Last post didn’t go through – try, trying again.
    Holiday report: A Dark and Stormy Night or as Pooh Bear would say: A very blustery day. Wind and Rain – White caps on the water Many dogs traveling on the ferry ride to Kingston with us. We had a 3 dog night at journey’s end. Mila, Frankie (think Nick and Nora’s Asta) and a Corgi. Here’s little Mila and Frankie:

  53. Snowhook Bella
    4:42 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Staff and Dawson: Please check your SDD.

    Staff: The line ‘Hand it over and nobody gets hurt’ keeps going through my head. 🙂

  54. Masquers
    4:55 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Mom insisted we stop and get a new Crock Pot so we can try out Tyb’s recipe for slow cooked turkey breast, which sadly she forget to buy. We will have to try it later. On hand are a pork roast and fixings for stew. Grampa has been hounding us to buy a slow cooker for many moons now.
    Mila’s pictures are coming out very dark. I told her she will have to have another taken for her passport photo. Like Beau, she is claiming to have “papers”.
    Melanie: Another great picture of YSAS dressed for Success.

  55. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    5:00 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Judith, thanks for the link. I went back to itunes, made a purchase, and that seemed to unlock whatever the heck it was. Very confusing!

  56. Snowhook Bella
    5:06 pm on November 26th, 2011

    The product of yesterday’s Shop & Save adventure. I did manage to get some all black fleece for AJ. Let the cutting begin!

  57. Barb & Maggie
    5:12 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Wasn’t Asta a wire hair fox terrier? I don’t see one in the pic, Masquers. The dark one looks like a chocolate lab pup. Very cute.

    We just ordered 3 books and a dvd from B & N. Making a big dent in the gift list.

    The S. King book is on the way. I just heard that it is over 800 pages. Most of the books we read are in the 300-350 page range. Does that one take a long time to get thru?

    Melanie, does that certain someone have a name that begins with M?

  58. Siber-H
    5:28 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Barb, it didn’t take my mom all that long to get through the SK book. If they are good, mom likes big books. Now that baseball season is over with (sob, sob) we don’t watch much tv or movies so she has more time to read.
    Another good thing about those really big books is that it helps build muscle in your arms and hands while reading them.

    Rebecca, The fleece makes us smile so we are sure the team will be happy with their new blankies.

  59. Melanie
    5:32 pm on November 26th, 2011

    What a cute pup that is! Sort of difficult to see the white dog, seems to be missing a head.

    Wow, 5:30 pm and we’re all zonked here. My guys and gal got back to NJ safely and tomorrow is MOVING DAY! So glad I can’t be there to help. snicker

    I love the fleece’s! Any member of the team will love to sleep under those. But black for AJ? I think the green frogs on the red would look just lovely.

    Zoe and Dan are already going to bed. I know I’m looking forward to going to bed, but might stay up a little longer.

    Barb & MagPie: The certain person’s name doesn’t begin with M. . . snicker

  60. Snowhook Bella
    5:32 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Siber-H: AJ isn’t a baseball fan, but I saw the pattern and thought that the Plunderers might like it. There were only a couple of yards left on the bolt so I snatched them up.

  61. Melanie
    5:34 pm on November 26th, 2011

    I think I will blame all word changes and punctuation on two things.
    the automatic changy thingy on the software and my lost computer glasses.

  62. Masquers
    5:44 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Another new item – 19″ monitor – which is waiting to be hooked up. Hopefully someone here will do it sooner than later. It can’t be that hard to do. Can it?

  63. Barb & Maggie
    6:30 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Melanie, We thought that was the head and shoulders of the white dog in the pic. Is he actually facing the other direction?

    Zoe and Dan are hitting the hay early! What time do they get up?

  64. Rose
    6:43 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Rebecca: I like the fleece with the little monsters on it. Like the baseball fleece too. I think I know 2 pug brothers and a sibe that may like the baseballs too.

    (Whispering) Belle Starr, if you can blur over quickly, the Prof and I still have some very yummy leftover turkey. I think you should get your own credit card….Boy, we could go on some shopping sprees….Don’t tell your two-legged mom, though. Mum’s the word…

  65. Mollypop's Mom
    6:56 pm on November 26th, 2011

    PBS is showing Les Miserables now, 7 p.m. est. Just ignore Nick Jonas as Marius and you’ll love it!!

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:57 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Fleece!…Hey! I like the baseball patterned fleece the best…snort!… Maybe someone here will get a big idea and make me a baseball blanket…wooooo!

  67. Barb & Maggie
    7:11 pm on November 26th, 2011

    The little froggies are pretty cute too.

    We have a Netflix movie, The Special Relationship to watch. It is a political drama about Tony Blair and his relationship with Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Seems like a movie where we might have to think, so we may just watch some Debbie Macomber Christmas fluff instead.

    Making some P.F. Chang frozen Chinese food. What a lazy night!

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:14 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Clarkson!…He looks amazing in his new suit of one color…snort! … What a guy! What a great guy!….sniff!….Did he eat tofu turkey for Thanksgiving?…heh!

  69. Belle Starr
    7:15 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Rose: I will be there in two shakes of a pug’s tail. Don’t forget that my four-legged mama can’t be left alone, so I hope you don’t mind if Luna comes with me. I will tell her to be on her best behavior. Maybe while we visit, we can take the Professor to the v-e-t and have him get some allergy medicine so he doesn’t sneeze and wheeze when he’s around you.

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:18 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Beau!…He is downstairs with us sleeping on the rug…grunt!…He is snoring and making quite a racket! What the hell!?….snort!…We are trying to watch more of the Damages series and there he is – SNORING…sniff!

  71. Belle Starr
    7:21 pm on November 26th, 2011

    B Stover: Listening to HP on audio is always my default book while commuting.

    Rose: Belle Starr just mentioned something about an invitation to visit. Please don’t let them (yes, Luna has to go to keep an eye on her shadow) overstay their welcome. Belle said not to worry about spending money…I’m not sure what she meant out that. Maybe I heard her wrong.

    All that fleece made 46 blankets which I finished in the nick of time.

  72. Siber-H
    7:21 pm on November 26th, 2011

    I think Beau is very happy in his new home.

  73. Snowhook Bella
    7:22 pm on November 26th, 2011

    That last one was from me. Belle Starr really needs to get her own avatar. Sheesh…

  74. Siber-H
    7:24 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Oh my Dog…That has to be some sort of blanket speed sewing record!

  75. Rose
    7:28 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Belle: You and Luna always have an open invitation to our house. How soon can you get here?

    (whispering) I always tell the Prof not to worry about me spening money, too. 🙂

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:31 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Gah!….Now he is farting!….wheeze!….Snoring and Farting, this is outrageous!…grump!…I’m trying to watch a TV show here….dammit!

  77. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    7:34 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Checking in here from Auction Central East Coast division. A somewhat quiet day compared to yesterday, but the intense competition for the quilt and for the Snowhook dreamcatcher is still underway. Plus, AJ’s bib, C. Harris’ beautiful dried flower arrangement and vase and, of course, the Robbie Sherwood ARC are in play as well. I’m sure that everyone now is just saving their shekels as we approach the closing bell tomorrow at 4:00 pm EST, so me and Rio will be ready (don’t know about Beau though).


  78. Snowhook Bella
    7:42 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Siber-H: There wasn’t any sewing involved today—just cutting. Later, if AJ wants me to cut holes to slip of the dogs’ heads I will and then I will stitch around the hole. These are smaller blankets than the blankets he uses at his 24 hour layover. We will send these to different checkpoints throughout the race.

    Rio: Perhaps you should hand Beau a harmonica and you could play together. (snicker and duck)

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:57 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Tomorrow!….Very early Agent 007Wookie and I will be at our posts in Auction Central ready to take your bids…sniff!… In other words, Wookie will be there waiting and I will be sleeping in ….chuffle!

  80. B.Stover
    8:03 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Snowhook Bella: I have the HP audio books also.

  81. BearSpiritDog
    8:06 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Signing off to hookup new monitor – Bear

  82. Melanie
    9:00 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Let’s see, need to answer questions . . .

    Barb & MagPie, Dan and Zoë are up between 5 and 5:30 am. I am NOT!

    Riö, YSAS had lots and lots of turkey, sausage and apple dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, a yam, parsnip and something else casserole, carrots and other really good stuff my sister made. Then he had made mashed Chinese yams. They are very different than American yams, hard to describe but Dan and Zoë always ask that he bring them up. No tofu this time!

    Since he is helping OTAS and F move into their new house Sunday and Monday, and he’s working coat check on Wednesday, he has only one day for extra work until he goes to DALLAS! He will be visiting Ophelia. He can’t wear the new suit until the pants are taken in a bit.

    Everything is now official out of my price range (OOMPR) but I am cheering on those bidding wars!

    That’s it for me, furry and non furry alike. Two nights up very late and you can just shovel me into my nice warm bed!


  83. Melanie
    9:03 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Whoops, forgot something. . .

    Bella, in this house we have all the HP books, the audio books, the English editions for grownups (different covers, no pictures) and all the movies.

    We are doing the same with the CB books and audio books. SQ still has some catching up to do, movies and at least 3 more books. Though it would be okay with me if he went on and on and on and on and on and on . . .

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:10 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Melanie really partied hardy this week…heh!…She stayed up really really late and I’m betting she ate a lot of good food…snort!… I’m so happy to learn that Clarkson had a great Thanksgiving dinner….snort!

    Company!… My friend’s best friend came over today and was welcomed over-board by Beau….snuff!….He acted like he hadn’t seen her friend in ages and they were best buddies…grunt!… Brother! What a ham-bone…sniff!

    Project!…My friend showed her friend all the millions of little cards she has made so far and her friend really liked them ….heh!… She said she liked the Sunflowers the best. What is it about Sunflowers?…wuffle!

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:15 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Forgot!….I forgot to say in the above post that this afternoon when she was out with her friend at the Festival of Trees she saw a Christmas tree decorated with Sunflowers….snort!….She got a good idea for another type of Sunflower to make for the new line of little cards….heh!…If she gets it made tomorrow (big IF), she will let me post a photo of it…heh!

  86. Mollypop's Mom
    9:29 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Melanie – I love looking at Ophelia and company every day as my Mac’s wallpaper. She’s a doll!

    And tofu – well, every year I make myself a tofurky before Thanksgiving. This year, I didn’t like it very much. Then on Thanksgiving, I had the whole pig-out and ate everything, including a slice of turkey. It was delicious!

  87. Siber-H
    9:38 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Sunflower…The official state flower of Kansas.

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:46 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Tofu!…. MollysMom, why in the world would you make yourself a tofu turkey? Am I wrong in believing that turkey is a healthy white meat?….grunt!…It’s the gravy and tators that end up on my hips every year…heh!….A few Brutal Walks should take care of that though….wheeze!…No pie this year, it was boughten and it was horrible…grunt!

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:51 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Bed!….She bought a new soft comfy thing for me and Beau to lay on when we are downstairs with her…grunt! …. Apparently both of us do not fit well on her lap. So this new soft pad is there to entice us to lay on it instead of her….snort!… While Beau was upstairs doing dawg knows what I wuffled and gruffled around on the soft pad then I sneezed and spit on it a few times…heh!…He can lay there if he wants to. Be my guest Beau!…gruffle!

  90. Barb & Maggie
    10:06 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Rio, Molly’s Mom may be a vegetarian.

    Good night all. Sweet dreams.

  91. Tupper and Gilly
    10:12 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Homw home – Mama is home!
    2 shows down – 3 more to go before the big holiday.
    After that, she plans to spend the first weekend not doing a show by just laying around in bed til noon, and then the rest of the day NOT packing or unpacking or setting up or tearing down.

    Bella – we were only a little off with the dancing green elephants. So you got dancing green frogs – 2 outta 3 – not bad.

    Rio – Mama laughed out loud about Beau laying there snoring and farting. Daddy was dozing, and woke up and asked her what was so funny – which only made her laugh all the harder. If Daddy only knew….tee hee

    Glad you all had a nice holiday – except poor Wolfie – how is your dad doing?

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:17 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Tupper!….How did the show go today?…snort!…Did Golinka sell enough stuff to retire forever?…wuffle!

  93. Tupper and Gilly
    10:33 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Rio – she says they had a good time and did ok, but she didn’t even make enough to call in sick for a day, never mind retire.
    Its ok though – the next one will be better.

  94. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:47 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Crap!…I was really hoping Golinka would have a great day and be able to buy me a really nice Christmas present this year…grunt!

  95. OleyHowlers
    11:15 pm on November 26th, 2011

    Hello everybody. We have been having a great time here with all our company, especially our cousin Zoe. We have been staying up late every night, and waking early every morning. Then eating, drinking, and being merry in between. Our company is leaving tomorrow morning, and then poor Buddy and T.C. can finally come out of the cellar. Zoe is a great girl but apparently not ready to hang out with cats.
    We peeked at the auction early this morning, and OMD we love the Iditarod Dreamcatcher. Does that one husky really have a green eye? Pop says the bids are too rich for our blood, so now we are looking for jobs…quick!

  96. Staff
    12:35 am on November 27th, 2011

    Howdy and good night everyone. Relatives were over today. We had our leftovers today and our cousin Mike and his husband Mike brought two pies. They were great. One apple and one pecan. Just yummy. The turtleman says he is going to give up making pies now. He is ourclassed. Heh. His pies were great too.

    And even better one of the Mikes liked my honking big old computer desk that I was hoping to get rid of, so it is in the back of their new 2005 Element and my Pfaff cabinet is now my computer desk and there seems to be a lot more room in the little sitting room upstairs now.


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