The Iggy Chronicles, Volume 1

Here’s the cover of the new e-short story, coming August 13.


Welcome 2 busy dudes (even if they don’t look it).



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149 Responses to “The Iggy Chronicles, Volume 1”

  1. B. Stover
    9:29 am on June 13th, 2013

    I like it! And, as I said, Iggy looks like Sam.

    Good morning all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:38 am on June 13th, 2013

    Gooood morning,everyone! B, we agree, looooks like Sam, Sam, Sam.
    Only 2 months until TICVI then we will have something TO READ (notice usage as a verb) during the summer.

  3. Tupper and Gilly
    9:40 am on June 13th, 2013

    Morning Bee and everyone.
    The cover art is very sweet.
    Hope Barb can check in early – we are worried about her

  4. Herd of Hounds
    9:43 am on June 13th, 2013

    Hey, OFA is commenting on TICVI on the right.

  5. O'Howlers
    9:46 am on June 13th, 2013

    Good morning! We are rocking and rolling here today! Staying very very close to Mom’s leg, just in case it starts shaking and we have to help her.

  6. Rose
    9:46 am on June 13th, 2013


    I love the cover!!
    Sammie, Get ready for your closeup.

    Stay safe all!

  7. Herd of Hounds
    9:48 am on June 13th, 2013

    Looooks like a BEPPE revolution on this Thunderous Thursday…ain’t that revoltin’?

  8. Barb & Maggie
    9:51 am on June 13th, 2013

    We are here, checking in early and we are fine. We got a good rain, but all the hail, high winds and damage occured south of here. We dodged a bullet, however, there are more storms coming this weekend.

    Ok, we accept de-feet on the Iggy issue. He does look like Sam on that cover. We still argue that Malteses do not have stubby tails.

  9. O'Howlers
    9:58 am on June 13th, 2013

    Hi Maggie! We were up all night because Mom had to work thru the night. So we watched those storms moving across Illinois and they really really looked scary. So we are happy you are o.k.

  10. Herd of Hounds
    10:09 am on June 13th, 2013

    OH, Wookie’s family (mostly) but also Rose, Newf pack, OFA, T&G and whoever we forgot. Batten down your hatches, furl your sails and hold on tight, looooks like a blustery, inclement (sp?) day coming your way.

  11. Herd of Hounds
    10:10 am on June 13th, 2013

    We think it may be Sam’s fault with all the “ark” talk last night.

  12. Tupper and Gilly
    10:16 am on June 13th, 2013

    Are those howls of delight we hear coming from Alaska? Sounds like maybe the Snowbella has landed?

  13. Princess Sam
    10:25 am on June 13th, 2013

    I don’t have a stubby tail. Jacqueline left it alone when she went on her cutting spree. I’ll just wait until my Princess part comes along.

  14. Rose
    10:26 am on June 13th, 2013

    Maggie, Glad you and Barb got through this weather safe, and sound. The next two days will not be good hair days for those of us in the Northeast.

    Stay safe all!

  15. Rose
    10:28 am on June 13th, 2013

    Oh, Sammie, I don’t think you need to worry. On the set, you, the star, will have stylists and a personal assistant for you, who will provide everything you heart desires.

  16. Rose
    10:29 am on June 13th, 2013

    T&G, Is it true? Has our Rebecca landed?

  17. BearSpiritDog
    10:38 am on June 13th, 2013

    The Early Morning News on Thunderous Thursday (thank you Sharon’s Hounds):
    Barb&Magpie Safe (the Best News ever)
    Our Friends on the East Coast in for a Blow (think Joe vs the Volcano) not so good.
    FOTM, Bebbe, still MIA. Sigh.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    10:38 am on June 13th, 2013

    Hope Rebecca is home safe and sound (w/o the furry, or maybe to the furry). Sam: nice foto…which end is which? (that is our Rio-like comment for the a.m.)

  19. Rose
    10:56 am on June 13th, 2013

    Belle Starr: Here is the strategy for today. Let the Giant make your two-legged swoon with kisses and hugs first. Welcome home your two-legged with kisses. Stick to her like glue. Let her rest after her long flight (maybe she will give you the best tummies ever!!). When she has had enough rest, remind her about the kitty while batting your eyelashes over tears about to drop big brown eyes.

  20. Rose
    10:57 am on June 13th, 2013

    Sammie, I just love your ski jacket!

  21. Tupper and Gilly
    11:00 am on June 13th, 2013

    Rose – Rebecca was at the Seattle airport last night waiting to board for the trip home. We think she would be home by now – unless, of course The Marauding Goats were piloting the plane.
    Oh nooooo!

  22. Wookie's dad
    11:05 am on June 13th, 2013

    Status update from here in Chevy Chase. The morning round of thunder storms have now apparently passed without must ado about anything. However, what is expected this afternoon is still another matter. Battening down those hatches as we speak.

  23. Rose
    11:05 am on June 13th, 2013

    T&G: GASP! Don’t even think of such a horrible thing!!!!!!

  24. Rose
    11:06 am on June 13th, 2013

    Stay safe, Wookie’s Dad and Mom!

  25. Masquers
    11:25 am on June 13th, 2013

    Wookie’s folks: Ditto to what Rose said!

  26. Masquers
    11:26 am on June 13th, 2013

    Tenz: Is your Lady home yet?

  27. Rose
    11:35 am on June 13th, 2013

    Siber-H? Rio?

    Might they have been protecting Rebecca at the airport last night from MGs?

  28. Belle Starr
    11:41 am on June 13th, 2013

    Yeep! My Two-legged arrived home after midnight. She was tired. What did she find when she arrived home? Me, me, me and a package for me, me, me! Thanks to my very special, most best friend Wose, I have a kitty and a moose of my very own. Both my Legged’s say they will have to be kept on a shelf a la SiberH’s husky toys.

  29. Masquers
    11:46 am on June 13th, 2013

    Awww, Belle. Siber & you looking at your pets from afar. So sad.

  30. BearSpiritDog
    11:50 am on June 13th, 2013

    Bellie: Don’t feel bad. Nana did the same thing to the Boys when they were small (Here, let me Save this for you until you are older)
    Boys & Dawgs…not much Difference.

    Off to Supervise the Packing!

  31. Siber-H
    11:51 am on June 13th, 2013

    Hi Rose!
    I’m here. Mom had to go to the store before she turned on the computer for me this morning.

    Love the cover of the e-story…very southwestern.

    Belle Starr, It is unfair that we get these wonderful gifts or prizes and then we never seen them again unless we look way up high.

    Good Morning All

  32. Barb & Maggie
    11:52 am on June 13th, 2013

    Wookie’s Dad and Mom, and Gramps. Stay safe, and stay inside if there is thunder and/or high winds.

    Our Cherokee Purple tomato has two little bitty tomatoes on it. Yea! The best looking plant so far is the Black Krim that Barb put in a 5 gal. fake oak barrel planter. She mixed 2 parts top soil, 1 part composted manure, 1 part mushroom compost. She put zucchini in one, peppers in one and a Japanese Black Truffel tomato in the fourth. The plants love the growing medium!

  33. Belle Starr
    11:57 am on June 13th, 2013

    Pancho and Leftg have assured me they will assist with the high shelf situation. ‘Trust us,’ they’ve said and so I’ve done.

  34. Masquers
    12:02 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Forgot to mention…the cover of the new e-book is FANTASTIC!

  35. Melanie
    12:09 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Good luck with Pancho and Lefty, Belle Starr. Good hearted thieves might get your kitty and moose . . but there might be a small disaster getting them to you.


    If I remember correctly, Sam does not have jowls that go up and down when she jumps up at the window. I believe Iggy does. Movie stars, though, do not always look like the book character. (Sam, don’t let those film people try to change you one bit. No plastic surgery for you!)

    Good to hear that SnowBella has landed, that Barb and MagPie are okay and that Wöökie’s Dad will be doing the ballet in tights.

    Macy, never did find your “prickling of the thumbs” reference.

  36. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:11 pm on June 13th, 2013

    News!…I just got a text on my little Go-Phone and my friend says she absolutely, positively thinks her new boss will be exactly what that screwed-up-busy-place needs…snort!…She is feeling almost optimistic….heh!heh!…First time in ages I’ve heard her talk this way…chuffle!

  37. Melanie
    12:12 pm on June 13th, 2013

    This morning before coco ( which is a difficult concept for me) I was out tenting the tomatoes. Our heavy rain was “supposed” to start around 1 pm. HA!

    It started raining at 8 am and hasn’t stopped yet. Total? About 3 inches.

    That will make a total of 9 inches in less than two weeks.

    I am considering putting buckets of pure rain water on the Boutique.

  38. Melanie
    12:12 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Excellent news, Riö.

  39. Rose
    12:16 pm on June 13th, 2013

    RIO! That is the bestest news ever!

  40. Masquers
    12:17 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Melanie: A reference to MacBeth said by the second witch.
    “By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”

  41. Masquers
    12:18 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Whooo, Riö! Excellent news for your friend.

  42. Rose
    12:19 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Welcome home, Rebecca!!!

    Belle Starr: :^(

  43. Rose
    12:22 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Belle Starr: Can your two-legged post pictures of your moose and kitty?

  44. Herd of Hounds
    12:23 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Melanie: Macy finished the quote, from the comma on immediately after it was posted. (Yeah, too much time, we know, but mom remembers this one. Macy beat her to it!)

  45. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:30 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Wicked!…I always think of the Ray Bradbury novel called, “Something Wicked This Way Comes” when I hear that quote. I’m not sure why…snort!

  46. O'Howlers
    12:33 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Rio, that is wonderfully optimistic news. Mom is losing her boss, who she likes, next week. She has no idea who will replace him.
    Bellie, you will need to get to those new pets of yours. They will need your loving care.
    Wookie, same here: the worst of the storms still to come. Tornado threat!!! Triple-Yeep!
    Oh yeah…we here love the cover, but why can’t Iggy just jump out of that open window?

  47. Siber-H
    12:47 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Melanie, Mom might buy a bucket or two of rainwater.

    For the first time ever, there are no ants around where we live. It must be the drought, but I didn’t know it would affect ants. There are no weeds coming up or native grasses.

  48. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:51 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Water!…We need rain here right now…dammit!

  49. Herd of Hounds
    12:52 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Siber: That is dry!, hard to imagine.

  50. B. Stover
    12:55 pm on June 13th, 2013

    The reason that I put “by the pricking of my thumbs” after “heh heh heh,” was to indicate that the “laugh” sounded like a witch. Didn’t Agatha Christie have a novel titled By The Pricking of my Thumbs?

  51. Mollypop's Mom
    12:58 pm on June 13th, 2013

    I preordered Iggy and the Furry. My passport arrived and now either I need to travel or someone has to come here. I can give you a $200 room for free at a ski/golf resort. Think about it.

  52. Masquers
    1:21 pm on June 13th, 2013

    B: Hmm. Not sure, but I, like Riö, always remember the Ray Bradbury novel when wicked references come up.
    btw: the heh,heh,heh was a clever added touch.

  53. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:26 pm on June 13th, 2013


  54. Barb & Maggie
    1:33 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Melanie, Too bad you can’t send that water out to Colorado to put out the fires!

    MPM, what a nice offer!

  55. Siber-H
    1:37 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Rio, The Rockies play an afternoon game. I will not say a word about it.

  56. Masquers
    1:40 pm on June 13th, 2013

    MollysMom: A MOST tempting offer.

  57. Wookie's dad
    1:41 pm on June 13th, 2013

    B — as always, you are right. This is the Wikipedia entry regarding that particular mystery:

  58. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:46 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Wookie-pedia!…snort!…Tied, the series is tied so far…heh!…This game is going to be GOOD! My friend says I can listen to it with my little headphones if I can’t wait till tonight to find out what happens…snort!…So don’t worry SiberH, you can comment on it if you want to…gurgle!

  59. Masquers
    1:49 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Mom loves Agatha Christie, but hadn’t heard of that one.
    Thanks, B and Wookie’s Dad.

    This packing & to-do list is getting longer and longer.
    plants, mail, lawncare, fridge, packing 4 suitcases, etc, etc, etc. Life is full of stuff.
    The kat karrier is coming out!

  60. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:55 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Kat-Karrier!….Hold on tight Maskers!…snort!heh!snort!

  61. B. Stover
    2:01 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Thanks Wookie’s Dad. I saw that film years ago. (I read the book also.)

  62. B. Stover
    2:04 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Masquers: It’s a Tommy and Tuppence novel.

  63. Melanie
    2:16 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Woo Hoo! I get to go to OTAS and GLAD’s “Landfest” Party! July 19th and 20th I will not be here!!!

    Now I just have to call the B&B in their town and make reservations.

    AND, I do know (believe me with YSAS in my life I know things like that) but I thought Macy had made the comment, I didn’t realize it was B.Stover. I will have to look for that laugh!

    YSAS is now under the knife. YIKES! This is the biggest surgery he has ever had.

  64. Herd of Hounds
    2:21 pm on June 13th, 2013

    HOH has paws, eyes and tails crossed for you and YSAS.

  65. B. Stover
    2:29 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Macbeth, Act 4, Scene I, Line 44.

  66. Staff
    2:33 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Good luck to McKey! Yeeps. Our eyes are covered.

    Did a little yard work today. Filled up the wheelbarrow and then took a nice nap.

    Rio, Good news about the new boss. Does this mean you will get to take a vacation when you want it this year?

  67. Wookie's dad
    2:37 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Yes, Rio, the game should be a good one, and it starts in just about 1/2 hour from now.

  68. Tupper and Gilly
    2:42 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Bee – awww, we were going to jump on the question of “By the Pricking of My Thumbs” as being an Agatha Christie novel. But we got bet to the punch.
    That was actually the first Agatha Mama ever read, and what turned her into a Christie fan.
    And I, Tupper, am actually named Tuppence – guess where Mama got THAT name?

    Mama is one of those southwest people, so she has been trained to never, ever say the words, “I hate rain.” In traditional ways, such a thing is just not done because rain is a gift. But it’s ok to say one does not like what rain can do, such as cause flash floods, or ruin baby plants. So, with that in mind, having just come in from running errands, Mama is ready to say she really hates being soaked to the skin by cold pelting sheets of rain. And she ain’t too fond of thunder either.

  69. Melanie
    2:44 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Did you take a nap in the wheelbarrow? Confused here, Staff.

    Why is it that when losing weight and/or exercising, my tummy is always the last thing to show any improvement?

  70. Siber-H
    2:55 pm on June 13th, 2013

    All paws crossed for YSAS, He will feel much better when his teeth are fixed.

    Mom is driving me into the big city in the morning to the doggie dentist to have my teeth cleaned. I will not necessarily feel any better afterwards, but I am sure I will be seeing pink moose.
    Mom cannot brush my teeth. She tried once…just once.

  71. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:03 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Staff!…Is sound asleep in the wheel barrow…heh!snort!

  72. Melanie
    3:06 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Ummm, yeah, about those teeth. (snicker)

    He has to reschedule. He didn’t eat enough. Before they even got near him, he passed out. Snort!

    Love that guy!

  73. Staff
    3:06 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Melanie. Yikes what bad sentence structure. I hope B did not see it.
    I filled the wheelbarrow and then left it for Mr.Staff to empty into the woods. I went indoors and became a lap for AbbietheKitty on the recliner. I may have fallen asleep. For 1.5 hours. YAWN.

    Then I got up and washed my hairs. Now for some lunch.

  74. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:07 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Headphones!….Where are my little headphones?…grunt!

  75. Masquers
    3:07 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Tommy & Tupperance! How did we miss that?

    Joining youse with paws crossed and good thoughts going out to YSAS.
    Yeep! Melanie, How many teeth is he having done?
    Will he be ready for the big event on Saturday?

  76. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:09 pm on June 13th, 2013


  77. Masquers
    3:10 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Melanie: Heh. Just saw your post. I must admit to feeling relief.

  78. Staff
    3:12 pm on June 13th, 2013

    About the tummy thing Melanie. Here is a very scientific answer.

    My theory is that the fat migrates downward so first the head loses weight. Usually not so much. Then the neck. Then the shoulders…etc.

    For some reason, probably because the fat goes down the body core, the upper arms stay flabby a long long time. Anyway when the fat gets to the tummy, hips and legs there is a logjam effect. It is all trying to get out the door at once and the doors (legs) are smaller so, ummpph, there is a delay at the bottom of the body.

    In fact it usually works out that the tummy and the butt are the very last to see any improvement. This is also one of the main causes of kankles. (see Dawson and Rose posts yesterday)

  79. Siber-H
    3:13 pm on June 13th, 2013

    YSAS passed out, huh? I could try that.

  80. BearSpiritDog
    3:13 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Lunch then Back to Work.
    I take my supervising duties Very Seriously.

  81. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:22 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Cargo!…Oh no! He is hurt…snort!….A foul ball hit his ankle while he was in the On-Deck Circle….groan!

  82. Tupper and Gilly
    3:29 pm on June 13th, 2013

    AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHHH – Mama has just spent the last hour writing descriptions to go with the pictures of her boutique items. She finally got what she wanted to say in all the right places, and now dam yahoo says it can’t send mail. And what’s more – IT WON”S EVEN SAVE IT AS A DRAFT!!!

    rassle frassle, snigglefritzing carp!

  83. Siber-H
    3:35 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Cargo, sniff, sniff, sniff

  84. O'Howlers
    3:56 pm on June 13th, 2013

    We should have posted this sooner. Remember our best friend Cherokee? His mom is Kat’s godmom and our mom is his godmom…
    He has a very big and bad tumor that his mom did not want to get removed because he has very very bad kidney levels and they didn’t think he could survive a surgery.
    Well, last Friday, he began bleeding profusely from that tumor ripping open his skin. So the choice was to try surgery or say goodbye. He had surgery today. He made it thru but it is too soon to know the damage to his kidneys. Please please please pray and send positive energy for him.

  85. BearSpiritDog
    4:02 pm on June 13th, 2013

    O’Howlers: Sending Strong Prayers, Good Thoughts and Positive Energy for Cherokee.

  86. Siber-H
    4:06 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Fellow Sibers, We are praying for Cherokee. With all our hearts we are praying. Please keep us posted.

  87. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:09 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Dexter!…Hit by a ball!…Gah!

  88. B. Stover
    4:12 pm on June 13th, 2013

    I’m laughing about Staff sleeping in the wheelbarrow.

  89. Siber-H
    4:12 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Gah…I don’t like the way this game is going…losing a ballgame is one thing, but injuries are serious.

  90. BearSpiritDog
    4:16 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Tupper&Gilly: Strangely enough, we just got a message from Yahoo saying We Want You Back. I don’t spinx sooo.

    Was a Nap on the Schedule? Maybe not, but it sounds like a Good Idea right about now.

  91. Wookie's dad
    4:45 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Well, we dodged a real bullet here. There was an incredibly intense five minutes or so of very high winds and torrential downpour at right about 4:00 pm, and then it moved out. There was a reported tornado siting about 15 miles north of us, not confirmed yet, but likely. The storm is now heading towards Baltimore.

    Looks like the Rockies have pulled ahead again. And thanks Rio for the info on Cargo; I can only follow the game on the internet and I saw that Colvin had batted for Cargo in the first inning, but I didn’t understand what had happened. Hopefully he is not hurt badly and will be back in action tomorrow (to play against someone other than the Nationals).

  92. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:47 pm on June 13th, 2013

    yahoo!…Email stinks more than Beau’s breath…sniff!

  93. Riö – The Evil Pug
    4:56 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Wookie-P!…Those Nats put our Dexter Fowler out of commission too…sob!…He was hit by a pitch… sob!

  94. Tupper and Gilly
    5:05 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Wookie’s Dad – we are so relieved to hear that you are all ok down there. We are getting rain and rain and more rain, but no wind, no big storm threats. Just enough to make everything feel damp and soggy.
    We refuse to go out for certain personal matters unless Mama puts our raincoat on us, and goes with us with an umbrella. Callie simply refuses to go out. We expect her to explode sometime later this evening.
    We keep leaving the back door open, hoping Sage will make a dash for it. He would be one conniping Kat. tee hee

  95. Masquers
    5:05 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Riö & Siber: Good grief! Your team is getting hit right and left.

  96. Tupper and Gilly
    5:05 pm on June 13th, 2013

    HA! Outfoxed yahoo email, by golly!
    Take that!

  97. Masquers
    5:11 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Good to hear youse are okay, Wookie’s Dad.
    Well…it’s time for us to hit the road jack…we’ll be back on the blog (hopefully) in a couple of days.
    Keep well. Stay safe.

  98. Melanie
    5:12 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Thinking Pawsitive thoughts for Cherokee.

    We are begining to turn into mold people.

  99. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:31 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Gah!…Now the damned idiot Umpire is tossing our guys out of the game…gasp!…After he called 2 balks, which is untrue..sniff!

  100. Question mark & mysterions
    5:36 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Mold? Sure it’s not old, bold, cold, gold, fold, hold, rolled, sold, told?

  101. Herd of Hounds
    5:37 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Oooops, guess we don’t know how to be sneaky.

  102. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:45 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Sharon!…You are getting Squirrely again…sniff!

  103. B. Stover
    5:59 pm on June 13th, 2013

    I’m having a lovely glass of Cahors.

  104. Herd of Hounds
    6:09 pm on June 13th, 2013

    But Rio, Herd of Squirrels doesn’t have the same ring!

  105. Barb & Maggie
    6:14 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Wookie’s Dad, Glad the stroms didnt do a lot of damage to youse guys.

    Staff, Were you ever successful with your hunt for a Black Krim? Our garden is looking fantastic, now that Barb put a stop to bunny munching. Beans will be blooming by next week. We love garden beans.

    Barb feels bad. There was a beautiful garter snake curled up dead by the base of her garden. Slightly tucked inside the base. Barb pulled him out when he didn’t move. Looks like Josh might have accidently cut him with the weed wacker. Poor snakey.

  106. O'Howlers
    6:16 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Wookie’s Dad, Those storms looked very bad. We’re glad you’re o.k.
    Masquers, Safe Trip!

  107. Wose
    6:22 pm on June 13th, 2013

    O’Howlers, Please know that very strong prayers are being sent to Cherokee from Westchester.

  108. Siber-H
    6:22 pm on June 13th, 2013

    They Lost! After all that went on in that game, they lost.

  109. dawson
    6:53 pm on June 13th, 2013

    O’Howlers: Prayers for Cherokee.
    Melanie: Yikes! Is YSAS okay? Have fun at the “Landfest” celebration. Is that because they own their land?
    HOH’s Sharon: Ha! I can see you.
    The hockey game went into triple overtime last night and the Blackhawks scored a win over the Boston Bruins. Exciting rock ’em, sock ’em game.
    Kankles! I had no idea that was a real thing. Thanks Grampa for giving me kankles! At least I did not get your nose.

  110. dawson
    7:01 pm on June 13th, 2013

    First sunny day in ages. I went out for a morning bike ride. When I was halfway around the lake my tire decided to suddenly go flat. Carpola. I had to walk about 2 miles pushing that fat, flat tired bicycle. At first I tried to keep the weight of the bike off the tire but soon gave up. It groaned the whole way home and everyone who past me gawked. I never wear shorts in public but this morning I was and my kankles were showing.

  111. Princess Sam
    7:09 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Dawson, Molly’s Mom and I hope you were wearing a helmet.

  112. Gus and BooBear
    7:12 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Purrs and prayers for Cherokee.

  113. Herd of Hounds
    7:13 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Dawson: Don’t worry, just step into any store or mall in America and you will see someone worse who is totally oblivious to how they look (might even be proud of it).
    OH: HOH will keep Cherokee in our pawsitive thoughts.

  114. Riö - The Evil .Pug
    7:16 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Kankles!…I will have to go back and read about kankles…snort!…They sound like fun…heh!

  115. dawson
    7:25 pm on June 13th, 2013

    HOH: I accept my teeny tiny kankles. Now that I am old and wise, I have bigger and better things to worry about, none of which I can remember at any given moment. Hooray!

  116. dawson
    7:35 pm on June 13th, 2013

    I keep forgetting to say: I love, love, love the cover of The Iggy Chronicles.

    There are now 6 Chet and Bernie books pictured down below. That means we have been together for 3 or 4 years!
    Hmmmm, one of these days I will have to update my avatar to an older me. Heh, heh, heh. Not today.

  117. Melanie
    7:52 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Dawson, it is called “Landfest” because their dog, Papi, is also called, Loma, Land, Belly . . I like your memory, it reminds me of mi . . wait, what was I talking about?

    Sharon, we here love squirrels. The Pack for a different reason than my mine.

    YSAS is fine. He is eating with his LLL. They are leaving the city tomorrow. Each for a different wedding.

    The Pack has hardly moved all day. There is a reason they are den animals. What animal wants to be out in this?

    Well, ducks . . but it’s even a bit much for them too.

    OOOOOHHHHH, I believe I saw a baby robin’s head peeking out from the nest.

  118. Tupper and Gilly
    7:54 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Dawson – we second what Sharon and the Herd said. It never ceases to as astound us how some people show up at shows – the clothing…my stars! We would have to take pictures, because you would never believe the descriptions.
    We stand by our mantra – “just because you can get it on, doesn’t mean you should wear it.”
    And would someone please explain exactly WHY a clothing manufacturer would actually MAKE a size 52, lime green, metallic, spandex miniskirt?
    Holy cannoli batman…..

  119. Barb & Maggie
    8:07 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Prayers going out for Cherokee.

    Dawson, come to Josh’s and Jess’s bike shop and buy a fantastic new bike! We will put you up for the night! Will even take you out to dinner!

  120. Melanie
    8:17 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Tupper and Gilly, GET OUT OF MY CLOSET!

  121. c.hobbit
    8:18 pm on June 13th, 2013

    T&G: so many clothes are made in China these days. Factory workers must think we are a land of giants.

  122. Melanie
    8:18 pm on June 13th, 2013

    MagPie, do you and Barb have a basement? Where do you go when the storms get really bad?

  123. Princess Sam
    8:20 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Nose Wad, er I mean Dawson, we have been together for a while.

  124. Princess Sam
    8:25 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Ooh, ooh, even better. Zippy who then became Yppiz. I love I!

  125. Tupper and Gilly
    8:27 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Melanie – very funny, but we happen to know that YOUR miniskirt is electric blue, not lime green.

  126. Riö - The Evil .Pug
    8:30 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Sammie!…heh!snort!heh!…I too remember trying to name Dawson…chorkel!…The good ole daze.

  127. Tupper and Gilly
    8:30 pm on June 13th, 2013

    CHobbit – we have a mental image of a number of Chinese clothing factory workers holding up that size 52 skirt and giggling uncontrollably.

  128. c.hobbit
    8:33 pm on June 13th, 2013

    I still think someone should compile a Plunderers’ dictionary on dishlickers to help future Plunderers with the history of our special words. And to help us oldies who forget the origin of some of the words. Rio? Melanie? B. Stover?

  129. Princess Sam
    8:43 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Rio, Dawson’s naming came about because of you.

  130. Barb & Maggie
    9:07 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Melanie, We do have a great basement, but have never yet gone there due to scary storms. A couple times out at the farm we went to the horrible old 100 year old cellar.

  131. dawson
    9:10 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Rio called me Zippy, which was the name of a dog from one of PA’s books. That dog would always come over and piss on the doorstep of his neighbor. I think the dog got murdered. Hmmm. That’s how I remember it. It was not a compliment.

  132. Riö - The Evil .Pug
    9:15 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Zippy!…Dawson, I am guffeling out loud right now because at the time you did not know the story of Zippy…heh!…Till later when you actually read the book, or someone told you about the Zippy character. That made it very, very funny…chorkel!

  133. Riö - The Evil .Pug
    9:21 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Dawson!…I thought you embraced the Zippy persona…snort!…He was a great dawg and I was very upset when he bit it…sniffle!

  134. Herd of Hounds
    9:23 pm on June 13th, 2013

    One more clothing comment…horizontal stripes on tent-sized clothes ahould be banned.

  135. Herd of Hounds
    9:36 pm on June 13th, 2013

    And on that note, we will say nighty night.

  136. Siber-H
    9:54 pm on June 13th, 2013

    I’m laughing because I remember Zippy and Nosewad. Nosewad and Rio really got into it sometimes. It was so funny.

    Rio gave me my name, Siber-H, and he taught me to spell kat correctly. Mom says it is unfortunate that I have learned more things from Rio than I have Stover.

  137. B. Stover
    10:05 pm on June 13th, 2013


  138. Melanie
    10:09 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Staff and Wöökies’s Mom were here before I was.

    Capt’n, Capt’n, I can’t take it any more . . I must slee . . .

  139. Siber-H
    10:12 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Stover, Mom says this is not your fault. It is mine.

  140. Riö - The Evil .Pug
    10:16 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Fault!…What is this fault thing between SiberH and Stover?…snort!

  141. Riö - The Evil .Pug
    10:18 pm on June 13th, 2013

    OH!…heh!…Now I get it…heh!snort!heh!…I thought I missed something else besides the kankles…chorkel!

  142. Riö - The Evil .Pug
    10:22 pm on June 13th, 2013

    SiberH!….He is a stand up guy no matter how much influence I exert over him…chuffle!

  143. Gus & BooBear
    10:46 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Rio gave us the nickname of Puss and Boots. He is quite clever with nicknames.

  144. Riö - The Evil .Pug
    10:50 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Puss N’ Boots!…Yeah, but no one uses your nickname but me…snort!

  145. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:51 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Puss N’ Boots!…Is your Maw and Paw doing okay?…sniff!…Besides bending over backwards for you kats, I mean?…grunt!

  146. Siber-H
    11:09 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Night All
    night Rio and Puss N’ Boots

  147. Macy the min-pin
    11:23 pm on June 13th, 2013

    K, here is the thing. B said the pricking of my thumbs part and we followed up with the wicked part, suggesting that it might be Belle. Got it? Alrighty then.

    Just heard from mom in Austin. She had four margaritas from the complementary happy hour then our geek girl came to visit at the hotel and then dad poured mom into bed. The End.

    Holly and Biddy bark at everything. I am already ready for them to go home.

    Tighty toodles.

  148. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:31 pm on June 13th, 2013

    Margaritas!….On that note, we here are all sliding into our warm soft beds too…heh!snort!

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