The Fast Lane – From The Dog Who Knew Too Much

We merged into light traffic, got in the fast lane. We like the fast lane best, me and Bernie. He started telling the story of how we lost the top, a long story I’d heard many times, involving a perp named Fishhead Hobbs, a heist he was planning at the jewelry store in the Downtown Ritz – this was the same case where I ran into trouble at the fountain in their lobby – and a bee sting, which was when Fishhead’s whole plan started coming apart. Bernie’s words streamed by in a very pleasant way. City smells grew weaker; country smells grew stronger; and at last we were out of the Valley and into the desert. Hills rose in the distance, the zig-zag foot trails up their slopes shining like silver in the morning light. I’ve been on trails like that before, wanted to be on them again, like right now, and real bad.

“Easy, big guy,” Bernie said.

“What got into him?” said Anya.

“He likes open country, that’s all,” said Bernie.

Doesn’t everyone?

Spence appearance, Saturday night:

http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20110928/THISJUSTIN/709289890

Mike Baker, IT dude extraordinaire, has a brand new baby/toddler app at iTunes:

http://coolbabyapps.com/apps/cool-backyard-animals/

Welcome Jack, the wrongly accused, River Bear Patsy Ketchum, Ishmael, Ruby; Bella – please try uploading again.

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102 Responses to “The Fast Lane – From The Dog Who Knew Too Much”

  1. OleyHowlers
    10:18 am on September 28th, 2011

    Hey there Chet! Ishmael and Patsy are Friends of Chet’s! Thats great…increases the odds of a Plunderer winning FOM !

    That looks like a cool new app, Mike Baker. Unfortunately, we don’t have an iPhone or Android…or baby/toddler !

  2. Melanie
    10:18 am on September 28th, 2011

    Loving the open country. That’s what went all wrong, but, luckily, Shasha was there . . .

    Finished another birthday cake! Dog, there are a lot fall birthdays! This time Rose was desperate to practice her blurring and she wanted to deliver the cake . . .

    On and on she whimpered and whined until I finally gave in. BIG MISTAKE!

    Rose doesn’t usually see animals larger than she is and when she got to the farm she found the HORSES! Such beautiful Arabians. She stood mesmerized, the cake on her back. She looked into those beautiful big eyes and fell in love.

    Sooooo, instead of leaving the Birthday Cake for the person it was intended? She left if for the horses!

    Sasha was there to rescue the day. I’m just hoping that the person for which it was intended gets some of the cake!

  3. Melanie
    10:19 am on September 28th, 2011

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLEYHOWLER’S MOM!

  4. Rose
    10:22 am on September 28th, 2011

    Greetings All!

    Spence: Good luck with your appearance on Saturday. Hope nothing gets thrown. Is this an alcohol free appearance?

    Mike: I don’t have any toddlers, but nice app.

    Hope all on the blog who have been under the weather, are feeling better.

    Rio: Thanks for the update on your friend’s project. Twelve hours and 25 minutes so far. Can’t wait to see the finished project!

    Yankees: Please win the last game against TB…I think you stand a better chance against the Sox than the Rays.

    Macy: That squirrel pictures made me laugh so hard. What a way to start my day!

  5. Rose
    10:25 am on September 28th, 2011

    Melanie: I’m in love too. The horses are beautiful, and as usual, you’ve done a terrific job with the cake!

    Happy Birthday OH’s mom! Many happy returns!

  6. Siber-H
    10:38 am on September 28th, 2011

    Happy Birthday to my Fellow Siberians mom!
    Melanie, that cake is now in a tie for first place as our favorite birthday cake.

    Mom and I remember that line about the open country from The Dog Who. We are in agreement with Chet…We love the open country and don’t really like cities.

  7. Mollypop
    10:39 am on September 28th, 2011

    Howlers’ Mom – Happy birthday!

  8. Melanie
    10:47 am on September 28th, 2011

    Hey! This Saturday? That’s the day that Dan, Zoë, YSAS and I are going to see him!!
    I have looked up gluten free restaurants! There are 4!! Amazing . . .

  9. OleyHowlers
    10:50 am on September 28th, 2011

    Melanie, Mom is loving her cake. Its her favorite by far! You are amazing.

    And Sasha only ate the tiniest bit before Mom found it.

  10. Siber-H
    10:52 am on September 28th, 2011

    T&G I read your post from last night. Oh dog. All paws crossed for you to be able to quit working for the CL.
    Since mom has had dogs with epilsey, she has always been very careful around the dogs with things like flashing lights that could cause a seizure.

    We are cutting down a tree today. The drought is killing trees everywhere, even the ones that the two-leggeds water. I have been told I will have to supervise from inside the house.

  11. B.Stover
    10:52 am on September 28th, 2011

    Good morning all. Off to class.

  12. Melanie
    10:53 am on September 28th, 2011

    Whoops, I was supposed to put that up tomorrow OleyHowlers! Snigglefritz.
    Never do something when you’re tired . . .

    Today is almost daughter-in-law’s birthday, YOURS IS TOMORROW!

    Carpola. Anyhoo, Happy Birthday tomorrow. I hope there is cake left.

  13. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:56 am on September 28th, 2011

    Melanie!…Go back to bed!…grunt!

  14. OleyHowlers
    10:56 am on September 28th, 2011

    Howlers’ Mom here….Melanie, Pop & I are on mini-vaca beginning tomorrow…its also our anniversary! So I probably wouldn’t have seen my cake then ! Much better to get it today. Thanks so much ….I am T-W-I-R-L-I-N-G !

  15. Barb & Maggie
    11:38 am on September 28th, 2011

    Happy Birthday Oley’s mom, a day early? Also, Happy Anniversary. Don’t we have another birthday coming up on Friday?

    This is such a busy month.

  16. BearSpiritDog
    11:39 am on September 28th, 2011

    Howler’s mom: Since you will be off on a mini tomorrow, Happy pre-Birthday! Melanie makes the BEST cakes! Save a bite for the day.

  17. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:51 am on September 28th, 2011

    Riding!…Speaking of Chet and riding around with Bernie and Susie…heh!… I laughed when Chet got distracted and found himself in the backseat of Susie’s Bug….snorkel!… And then when Susie beat him out of the front seat again later on….chorkel!

  18. Masquers
    11:58 am on September 28th, 2011

    Howlers, Buddy&TC: Seems we used up all our weather magic to insure a successful reunion last weekend. All of which left us with a less than optimum forecast for the next 4 days. Well, at least 2 will be warm. Hope your mom and pop are going someplace fun and can avoid the showers.

    http://www.weather.com/weather/5-day/Oley+PA+USPA1223

  19. Buddy and T.C.
    12:00 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Masquers, Mommy and Daddy don’t much care what kind of weather they have, as long as they are not in work, and no more entertaining. Thanks for getting us that great weekend for their reunion (not that we would know…we were hiding out all weekend).

  20. Snowhook Bella
    12:08 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Oley Howlers: Happy birthday and anniversary! Enjoy your mini vacation!

  21. Buddy and T.C.
    12:08 pm on September 28th, 2011

    (whispering) Melanie, Sasha ate much more of that cake than the little bit she owned up to on this blog.

  22. Masquers
    12:08 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Samantha: Thanks for the picture of your Brewski posted on yesterday’s posts. He had a good reign.

    Melanie & GBB: Great pictures of Patsy and Ishmael!

  23. Melanie
    12:16 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Wow, even when I goof up it came out okay. On a roll!

    Now I have to go and mail a late birthday present. At least I got her the cards on time.

    BBL

  24. Siber-H
    12:27 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Samantha, Brewski is a cutie.

  25. OleyHowlers
    12:28 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Oh Melanie, you didn’t need to get our mom a birthday present as well…well, as long as you got it, may as well mail it. heh heh

  26. OleyHowlers
    12:32 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Samantha, so glad Masquers and Siber let us know you posted a picture of Brewski. Thats a sweet pic. We will miss him at the top of the page…unless ONE OF US HOWLERS IS FOM !

  27. Rose
    1:01 pm on September 28th, 2011

    BTW: Happy Anniversary to OH’s mom and pop!!!! (And many more!)

  28. Siber-H
    1:10 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Love the picture of Patsy in the snow!
    Ishmeal is one cute kitten! He must be a big guy by now.

  29. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    1:31 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Samantha, that Brewski is a cutie pie!

  30. BearSpiritDog
    1:45 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Oh where, oh where can it be? I have looked and looked for the rest of the dog biscuit recipe but cannot find it.
    Tupper&Gilly: Weren’t you the one that posted it the other day? Maybe, if you would, you could repost it on Dish.
    Does anyone remember?

  31. Barb & Maggie
    2:31 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Bear, We have it – will be right back with it!

  32. Barb & Maggie
    2:34 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Put this on the left side of the page on a sticky note. Right under the Blur-Berry Cobbler: 12 cups of plain oats, 4 cups whole wheat flour (or half and half, or all white), 8 eggs, 3/4 cup oil, 2/3 cup honey, 1/2 cup molasses. The rest of the recipe is on the right.

  33. Buddy
    2:46 pm on September 28th, 2011

    This is how Meashka and I roll…

    http://www.dogwork.com/hus6/

  34. Siber-H
    2:56 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Aww, Buddy, That is a very cute video. That Siber is one of the saintly ones.

  35. Siber-H
    3:12 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Hey Fellow Sibers, We just received Eyes of the Dragon. (paperback) It does have illustrations in it. I’m sure they don’t compare to the “real” book, but at least they are there. We found Frisky!

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:41 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Crap!….Last game of the season and it starts in just a few minutes….snort!… I was sure hoping her and I could watch it together tonight….grunt!… Now, what did I do with my little headphones?….sniff!

    SiberH!…Do you think they will let us watch the Red Sox and those birds play tonight seeing as it is the last game of the season?….grunt!

  37. OleyHowlers
    3:45 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Thats great, Siber! We think they must be the same pictures. We still have the book sitting on Mom’s desk for her to mail.

    (Sasha here) After you read it, you will realize that we girl huskies are the bravest !

  38. BearSpiritDog
    3:51 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Barb&Magpie: Thank you for the repeat of the dog biscuit recipe! I have added it to the cookbook.
    Have c good trip tomorrow!

  39. Siber-H
    3:58 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Fellow Sibers? You mean mail the book to me? I am afraid for you to do that because your mom loves the book so much. My mail delivery people (forget the goats) could destroy it. Don’t let your mom mail it, but we appreciate you guys thinking of us.
    We are going to start reading Eyes of the Dragon today.

    Sasha, I have a very high opinion of you girl huskies.

  40. Siber-H
    4:04 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Rio, My newspaper says that the game will start at 5:pm our time on ESPN. They could give us the Sox game or the Yankees game. We won’t know which game until it starts. They might show you one game and me the other one. They could decide to black it out.
    They are Nuts, I tell you, NUTS.

  41. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:07 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Grump!…Well, at least the Rockies are going down fighting this afternoon, unlike last night, or most of the past season…snuffle!

  42. Melanie
    4:41 pm on September 28th, 2011

    OleyHowlers, afraid that gift was for almost DIL! Early on your mom’s, late on hers. Sigh . . .

    Have a great anniversary!

    Good luck with the games all!

  43. OleyHowlers
    4:52 pm on September 28th, 2011

    sigh…so much for Mom & Pop’s mini-vacation. The vet was here earlier to take out Shiek’s stitches. He hasn’t healed all that well, but it appeared the stitches could come out. Afterward, there was one opening at the end, so the vet put one suture in for that. Mom was instructed to put this ointment on 3 times a day.

    Just now she went up to feed, and wanted to check Shiek’s wound out and put ointment on. Lo and behold! The would is reopened. Now we are waiting for the vet to get out of surgery and come back.

  44. OleyHowlers
    4:52 pm on September 28th, 2011

    make that “the wound is reopened”.

  45. BearSpiritDog
    5:25 pm on September 28th, 2011

    O.Howlers: We are so sorry to hear about Shriek. I know your mom is very worried. Saying prayers here. Is his regular vet available now?

  46. B.Stover
    6:09 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Howlers: Happy birthday a day early. I hope Shiek is okay.

  47. Barb & Maggie
    6:22 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Oley, Hope Shiek is OK. Maybe it is taking longer to heal since he is an older guy. Hope the vet can stitch it up again for him.

  48. Siber-H
    6:26 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Fellow Sibers, Tell Shiek we are thinking of him and hoping the vet can get him fixed up.

    Barb, I’m not sure when you are leaving but wanted to wish you a great time. We’ll miss you.

  49. OleyHowlers
    6:44 pm on September 28th, 2011

    The wound is re-stitched. She had to suture the underneath skin as well as the outside skin. First, she cut away skin so that she could get fresh skin that should heal and stay together better. It looks pretty good. Thanks for the prayers. We are crossing our paws here.

    Mom got this present in the mail today:

  50. BearSpiritDog
    6:52 pm on September 28th, 2011

    O.Howlers: Sounds like the vet did a good job and Shriek is on the mend. Still sending healing thoughts his way.
    That is a cool present you mom got!

  51. B.Stover
    7:02 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Dogs do laugh with their tails don’t they! Great present.

  52. Tupper and Gilly
    7:14 pm on September 28th, 2011

    BSD – you crack us up calling that dignified Arabian elder “Shriek”. But then again, that name would go better with the Howlers! teehee

    Rio – hope you can watch your game of choice tonight. And whatever you do-STAY AWAY FROM CANTELOPES!!!

    Barb – have a great time

    Howlers Mom- happy birthday AND happy anniversary

    And now back to work….

  53. Melanie
    7:30 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Weird, I wrote something and it went away. I like the sign. But that wasn’t it.

    I told OH to make sure the vet used double knots!

  54. Rose
    7:55 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Hope Shiek feels better soon.

    SiberH and Rio:

    Second inning….Yankees 1, TB 0
    Make that Yankees 5, TB 0….Tex just hit a grand slam!!!!!

  55. Rose
    7:58 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Going back to watch some more of the game, and then off to bed.

    Nighty, night all!

  56. BearSpiritDog
    8:02 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Arrrgh! Time to call it a day! Sorry O.Howlers for misspelling Shiek’s name. But it’s not our fault – I swear it was the iPaw! Will see you guys in the morning. – Bear

  57. Snowhook Bella
    8:03 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Howlers: I’m sorry to hear that your mini vacation is on hold, but even more so that Shiek isn’t healing as hoped. Good thoughts and tail wags headed your way from the Kennel.

    T&G: I’d answer to Shriek if my stitches didn’t stay hitched.

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:46 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Choice!…. Since the Rockies played this afternoon we choose, now that we are home….wheeze!… to watch the Red Sox and Oreos game….heh!… Boston is barely ahead by one in the 5th inning…snuffle!

    Cantelope!… My friend was eating Rocky Ford Cantelope left and right until the grocery stores decided to quit stocking them….grump!… Now she feels really bad for the farmers who are probably getting a bad rap on this whole thing…grunt!

  59. Macy the Min-pin
    8:58 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Dad says duck tape fixes anything. I would not want to be around when you try to remove it. Healing licks from all of us. Canines that is. Mom does not lick. Don’t know what her problem is.

    HEB Howlers Mom.

  60. Siber-H
    8:58 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Good! We are both getting the Boston game this evening. The Yankees seem to be winning their game.

  61. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:09 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Yankees!….Finally they are kicking some Tampa Bay butt…grunt!… Now if the Red Sox can Not Lose tonight, they will be in the play-offs…heh! …It’s early, they could still screw this thing up….wuffle!…I’m chewing on the easy chair cover that slipped off when she wasn’t looking…chuffle!

  62. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:12 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Rio. I know you are sad about the Rockies season ending today, but at least they went out beating the defending World Series champions. Definitely a good omen for next year.
    Paws crossed for the BoSox. Just a few innings more to hang on.
    Hope Sheik is on the mend. Things certainly sound better than they did earlier today.
    Wookie

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:23 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Wooks!… Glad you showed up Agent 00Wookie!…snort!… Not that I was getting worried, not about you, but I was wondering if you were still watching the final games of the season…sob!…Its always bittersweet to come to the end of a regular season. Luckily, as Wookie said, the Rockies went out with a Bang!…snuffle!…Watch Boston’s manager. He is chewing gum (or something) like his jaws are on fire….heh!… So far Boston is still in the lead….snort!

  64. Barb & Maggie
    9:27 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Glad to hear the update of Shiek. We are going to sign off. Will check in with everyone before Barb takes off for the little vacation tomorrow.

  65. Garcia of Snowhook
    9:28 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Melanie — There has been some concern along with much debate as to whether or not your allergic reaction was indirectly caused by a certain team member’s recent participation in the Great Salmon Roll Festival of 2011.

    Our Rio, I believe you might know him as Junior has been worried since Monday when he heard you had an allergic reaction, possibly to fish. He confided in Gomez, who confided in Savannah, who whispered it to Belle Starr who promptly became distracted. Savannah then shared with Annabelle who…well, I was eventually chosen as the Kennel spokesdog.

    It seems that during Franklin’s visit to the Kennel on Monday, Franklin may have head bumped a certain salmon covered sled dog. We all had a great time your guy. Once our Lady told us you weren’t feeling well we began to wonder if, upon his return to the Pack, you might have licked Franklin and as a result became sick. If Franklin arrived home with some rotten salmon remains in his fur, it’s alright—Rio is happy to share and says it was a gift. Our Lady says you probably don’t make a habit of licking dogs, but just the same we hope Snowhook wasn’t the cause of your reaction.

    Oh, and Princess Sam, W.L. wanted me to say ‘hello’ to you. He wanted me to say a lot more, but we’ll leave it at that for now. Just know he is quite fond of you.

    Time to train,
    Garcia

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Rain!…Oh no!…snort!….It’s raining like crazy in Baltimore…sniff!….Wouldn’t you know it, just when the Red Sox had the winning momentum. Now I hope they can finish the game and not drag this out…heh!…Poor Admin, he won’t get any sleep at all tonight…chorkel!

    Fish!…I’ve never rolled in rotton fish before, but I do have a knack for finding Kat Poo…sniff!….Jackpot! What a good roll!..heh! …Makes the veins in my friends neck throb when she sees me after that fun…sneeze!heh!

  67. Melanie
    9:42 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Dear Garcia,

    THAT’S IT!!

    Except I didn’t lick Franklin, he licked me. And let me tell you, he’s got a BIG licker. He is the chief dishlicker in the family! I thought I smelled something fishy, but just figured that he wasn’t telling me the whole truth about the cake delivery . . .

    Seems he had a great time there! The rest of The Pack is jealous, of Franklin and now Rosie. Not sure what we’re going to do the next time a cake needs to be delivered. Sigh.

    Rosie is still trying to neigh . . . Franklin is lording it all over the rest . . .

    Jeez Louise . . .

    I’m going to bed, Patsy is snoring away. It sounds comforting. The Pack will figure all of this out tomorrow. But I think I will get Franklin in the pool to get the rest of the salmon off.

    Please thank your Pack (especially RJ) for clearing this up. Let them know that I am getting better!

    TTFN

  68. Siber-H
    9:50 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Well, no baseball game but Garcia’s, umm, explanation was a nice diversion.

  69. Alice M. Johnson
    10:10 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Twins are still playing at KC. So far no runs in the bottom of the 8th. However we do have someone on base now. Sigh…. It is going to be a long time until April.

    Hey Barb and Maggie, I planted some garlic today.

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:14 pm on September 28th, 2011

    April!… I can’t even imagine April coming around again…snort!… It’s just too far away to even believe it will really happen….wuffle!sniff!

  71. Siber-H
    10:17 pm on September 28th, 2011

    sob, sob, sob

    It is very sad, but I’m happy the Rockies won today.

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:21 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Alice!…Why don’t you plant something useful like Slim Jims….grunt!… If you plant some Slim Jim seed now you could have a huge tree by Christmas I bet….sniff! …Now that would be a great Christmas Tree….snort!snort!

  73. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:21 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Hey, y’all! I haven’t been around for awhile cuz Mom was one of those sickies! She’s still not fully recovered, but she’s getting there. I think I told you she took Friday off to bake cupcakes for a wedding. Instead she spent Friday flat on the couch hoping not to have to use the bowl she had nearby. She wasn’t feeling so hot when she went to bed on Thursday night, then she woke up in the middle of the night and made a dash for it — but got no further than the foot of her bed. Yuck! Luckily, she’s had it before and knew it wasn’t contagious, so she spent Friday sleeping, then started baking Friday night and into Saturday. She had planned to be at the venue by 11, but ended up getting there at 2, then had to frost and decorate all 150 cupcakes and a two-layer “anniversary” cake.

    The wedding was lovely — or so she was told. She didn’t finish in time to actually attend the ceremony, but at least she wasn’t standing there in blue jeans still decorating cupcakes when the guests arrived! The good news is that everyone enjoyed the cupcakes — and the bride’s mother, who works with Mom, was happy. Mom definitely didn’t want to disappoint her!

    Anyway, she’s feeling some better, but by the time she got home from work the last few nights she was just too exhausted to drag herself to the computer to turn it on for me. I missed y’all, and I’m so glad to be back!!!

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:25 pm on September 28th, 2011

    SiberH!….Ooooooooo…..The Rays are baaaack!…groan!…Just now someone hit a homerun and suddenly the score is 7 – 6. Yankees hanging on by a hang-nail…grunt!

  75. Snowhook Bella
    10:26 pm on September 28th, 2011

    KirbyT: Good to hear from you this morning. I was thinking about you on the way into work this morning, but figured you were too busy supervising your mom’s baking to check in at Chet’s. I hope your mom is on the mend.

  76. Alice M. Johnson
    10:28 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Gosh, Welcome back KT. Glad your Mom is feeling a little better. She was a real trooper this weekend.

    Rio. Don’t you know that Slim Jims don’t come from seeds, so you can’t plant them? Hummmmph. All they do is rot when you put them in dirt, so I hope you haven’t been digging holes and hiding them.

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Kirby!… I was wondering where you were…snort!… I hope your gal did not spread her germs to all the guests at the wedding…heh!… As she was passing them out did she say, “Hello Dear, have a nice little cupcake an bit of flu.”…..chorkel!

  78. Alice M. Johnson
    10:34 pm on September 28th, 2011

    We WON! We were down to our last out in the 9th inning tied 0 to 0 and we WON!

    Whooo Hooooo One to nuthin’

    Well I hope that gives us some incentive for next year. And I hope our players get well too in this time off.

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:34 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Alice!… I’m not like my pal Kirby. I do Not bury food….snort!… If I am lucky enough to get my jumbly teeth around a Slim Jim, I try to chew it and then I swallow it mostly whole…gulp!cough!choke!….When it comes up, I do it all over again…sniff!

  80. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:35 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Rio: Thankfully no! Mom’s afraid it’s something that has the initials g.b. She doesn’t actually want to say what it is, because then it might come true. However, she sees a visit to the doctor in her future — not exactly something she does on a regular basis.

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:45 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Tarp!….I think I saw the Tarp coming off the field in Baltimore….wooooo!… Maybe we will get to stay up and see the end of the Red Sox game….yawn!…Maybe, just maybe…oh, they tossed us back to the Yankee-Rays nail biter…snort!

    Kirby!…My friend got a flu shot yesterday and today she had a very sore left upper arm and shoulder…grunt!…She was pretty miserable all afternoon. Then she went to that gym and workied out and she says her arm feels a little better now…wuffle!

  82. Siber-H
    10:47 pm on September 28th, 2011

    WHAT!!! I cannot believe that the Rays have come from so far behind.

    Kirby, I’m sorry your mom was so sick. My mom knows exactly what the initials g.b. stand for. Mom has been there and done that and it is no fun, but life gets much better when the g.b. is removed.

  83. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:49 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Siber-H: Mom says she likes her g.b. right where it is! She doesn’t want people with knives and needles and thread having their way with her!!!

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on September 28th, 2011

    OMG!….The Rays just hit a home run on their last out….grunt!…Now the game is tied. Holy Smokes! They still have one out….yeep!

  85. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:50 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Rio: Mom has never had a flu shot — but then again, the last few years when they’ve been carrying on and on about getting a flu shot, she hasn’t gotten the flu either!!!

  86. Siber-H
    10:51 pm on September 28th, 2011

    The bottom of the ninth and the Rays have tied up the game.

  87. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:52 pm on September 28th, 2011

    The ironic thing about all of this is that Mom used to be a journalist specializing in medical issues. If only she would follow her own advice!!!

  88. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Pitchers!… heh!….Get this, the Yankees have used ELEVEN pitchers in this game – so far!…yikes!…Rays are up to bat…choke!

  89. Siber-H
    10:55 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Kirby, They don’t remove it that way anymore. It has become “day” surgery and the patient goes home the same day. Mom’s was done the old fashioned way.

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:02 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Grump!… Now they are sending up back to the Red Sox game just when the Yankees and Rays game became extremely exciting…grunt! …Right off the bat the Sox pitcher hammers the batter with the ball…yeep!…Now another guy got hit with a pitch. This is getting dangerous for the Oreos…sniff!

  91. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:03 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Siber-H: Better, but not optimum. Best would be “no” surgery!!!

  92. Siber-H
    11:05 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Well, that is one way to win a baseball game…literally clobber them.

    We have run out of steam. It will be the sports page for us first thing in the morning.

    Good Night All!

  93. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:06 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Did anyone else just have all the posts go onto one page?

  94. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:06 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Oops — spoke too soon. Now it’s back to two pages. Sigh!

  95. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:08 pm on September 28th, 2011

    I think I’m going to follow Siber-H’s lead and hit the sack. Sorry, Rio, looks like you’re on your own. Maybe Rebeccer and Liz will join you!

    Goodnight, y’all!

  96. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:17 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Tampa!…They have a runner at first with one out….gruffle!….Boston is up to bat and needs a few runs to pad the score….sniff! …SleepyH has gone to bed and left me all alone out here watching two close games…grunt!

  97. Tupper and Gilly
    11:20 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Hello to all and good night in the same breath.

    Mama’s work is coming together nicely – now if she would just calm down and relax, maybe she could actually get some sleep when she gets in her soft cuddly bed instead of laying there looking at the ceiling in the dark and worrying about her booth at the show. Heck she has 8 whole days to finish about ninety eleven projects – what the heck is she worried about?

    And joy, joy – tomorrow she gets to work in the darkened Crazy Lady land with strobe lights – wonder how long it will be before that idiot actually gets the fans/lights fixed….sigh.

    Kirby – best wishes for your mom getting better RIGHT NOW!
    Sheik – you be a good little horsie and heal up
    Siber and Rio – our sympathies
    And everyone else – be healthy, be happy and sleep well.

    G’night

  98. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:27 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Tied!… Yankees and Rays tied at the top of the 11th inning….snort!…Red Sox are up to bat again. This may or may not mean anything…wuffle!

    Nobody!…Is there nobody else around tonight? Is everyone still sickly and already in bed…snuffle!,,,Goodnight Stinky Mama. Get some sleep and dream about the day you quit your job…heh!

  99. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:41 pm on September 28th, 2011

    YAWN!… We can’t keep our eyes open any longer….snort!….So maybe we can listen to the end or catch the scores on the radio upstairs….yawn!scratch!…May the best teams win!…Woooo!

  100. Snowhook Bella
    11:54 pm on September 28th, 2011

    Grump! Tonight is a repeat of last night—working late and sleeping Plunderers by the time I get home.

    Hi Liz!

  101. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    12:19 am on September 29th, 2011

    Oh well, as they would say in Star Wars, I think there was a disturbance in the force tonight. Poor Red Sox. I guess there is always next year. I think we all root for Texas now (except for those Yankee fans). Wookie

  102. Macy the Min-pin
    12:43 am on September 29th, 2011

    Good decision Wooks!

    And now a little something for the late night crowd:

    No bath, NO BATH, really, I mean it!! NO BATH!!

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