The Morning After (From Thereby Hangs A Tail)

I barked, but not too loud; the poor guy. I knew what he needed, had seen the whole routine plenty of times – a lot more sleep, then Advil, coffee, cold wet towel on his forehead. Knock knock knock. There wasn’t time for any of that. I barked again, louder this time.

“Uh,” said Bernie, his voice weak. “Gah.”

I moved to the side of the bed, pulled at a corner of the sheet. From down inside the twisted covers, Bernie pulled back. Bernie was a big strong guy, but not at the moment. I ripped the sheets right off him.

Bernie, arm still over his face, groaned, “Chet, what the hell?”

Somehow I’d got all tangled in the covers. I couldn’t see – and that’s a thing I hate. I struggled, clawed, rolled around – nearby something came crashing down on the floor – and burst free at last. Bernie was sitting up now, one eye open. It had turned red overnight.

“Sleep,” he said, his voice a bit stronger now, maybe what you’d call a croak. “I need more – “

Knock knock knock.

Bernie’s other eye opened, this one even redder. “What?” he said. And then: “Who?”

I barked.

“Someone’s at the door?” He turned to the bedside clock, maybe a painful movement because he winced and said, “Ow.” Then he squinted at the clock, rubbed his eyes, squinted again. “But it’s only – “

Knock knock knock knock – and even more knocks. That sharp ratta-tat-tat was driving me crazy, and maybe Bernie, too. He put a hand to his head, rose, leaning sideways slightly as though the room was spinning in the other direction, and staggered into the bathroom. Then came peeing sounds – which reminded me I had to go too, in fact pretty soon – running water sounds, and the interesting clitter-clatter that happens when a bottle of pills gets spilled. Not long after that – and meanwhile more knocking, plus Iggy’s muffled yipping – Bernie emerged wearing his polka-dot bathrobe, face scrubbed and hair combed, except for a small stick-out horn-like thing on one side, not very noticeable. Then, holding the robe together with one hand – the belt, I remembered, had been part of a fun tug-of-war game we’d played on Charlie’s last visit, me, Charlie and Bernie ending up in a heap on the floor (but I had the belt, meaning I was the winner, right? Wasn’t that the point of tug-of war?) – then – where was I? – oh, yeah: Bernie moved toward the front door.

Knock knock knock. “Christ Almighty,” Bernie said. “I’m coming.” He turned the knob and pulled – maybe more forcefully than he’d intended – flinging the door open; Bernie lost his grip and the knob thumped hard against the wall. At the same time, he also lost his grip on the polka-dot robe, which fell open.



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78 Responses to “The Morning After (From Thereby Hangs A Tail)”

  1. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:04 am on November 26th, 2010

    From Kelly: I wanted to let everyone know that Buford is gone. In the end it was one of those easy decisions that is awfully hard to make. After his stroke Monday he was never able to stand up, even with help, and his veterinarian felt there was no hope of any further improvement. Yesterday marked his fifteenth Thanksgiving with us, and we were thankful the whole family was able to be together to say goodbye.

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  2. Mollypop
    5:06 am on November 26th, 2010

    Kirby – I guess we felt this was coming but it is still so hard. I know you will be a big comfort to your family in this sad time.

  3. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:07 am on November 26th, 2010

    From Kelly: I forgot to say thank you to everyone for all your thoughts about Buford, and especially thank you to Rio for last night's prayer.

  4. Staff
    5:21 am on November 26th, 2010

    Alice Johnson and AbbietheKitty join me in sending sympathy to Kirby T Penworthy and family for the loss of their good friend Buford. It is hard to lose someone who has been so close to you for a long time, but it is better than watching them suffer.

    We join you in remembering the wonderful times you had with Buford and in celebrating his life.

    Goodbye Buford, one of the wonderful quilt partners.

  5. Riö - The Evil
    5:30 am on November 26th, 2010

    Kelly!…I so sorry…sniff!… I have to fess up that Wookie beat me to the punch last night…snort!…He was the one who said the prayer for all of us and for Buford….snuff!… How is our friend Kirby holding up so far? I be he will miss Buford very much too….snuffle!…I'm so glad that Buford is part of The Quilt…sob!

  6. bluecat
    5:31 am on November 26th, 2010

    Kirby – it's so hard to let friends go, but I always picture them chasing butterflies on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge. He's free now.

  7. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:33 am on November 26th, 2010

    Wookie: I'm so sorry, I just remembered reading a prayer that made me cry, and since Rio does a lot of those I thought it was from him. Thank you so much for that prayer — even though I didn't remember who it was from, it meant so much to me.


  8. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:35 am on November 26th, 2010

    From Kelly: Kirby knew something was up even before we left for Buford's appointment. And when we came back he was sitting at the door waiting for us. He jumped up on each of us and just seemed like he knew something was wrong. We'll have to see how he takes the loss of his friend.

  9. Riö - The Evil
    5:37 am on November 26th, 2010

    THAT!….The excerpt up above from THAT is damned funny…grunt!…Lots of hilarious little details…snort!…I love that book so much. Right now we are reading Some Buried Caesar, its taking us a long time for some reason…sneeze!…It’s not a page-turner like the Charming Mr. Abrahams books are, although it is still enjoyable…cough!

  10. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:40 am on November 26th, 2010

    From Kelly: I have to leave for a little while. I don't want to sit around crying all day, so I've decided that what I need today is a little shopping therapy — but I'm shopping for the children we adopted from the Angel Tree. I think doing something for others may be a good way to deal with the grief.

  11. Riö - The Evil
    5:41 am on November 26th, 2010

    Kelly!….I think Kirby T. will need a lot of extra treats and attention for awhile…heh!…And a warm soft place to sleep with a lot of new toys…snort!…I really think that’s what you should do for him at least for a couple of years….sniff!…Till he gets used to Buford being gone…snuffle!

  12. Riö - The Evil
    5:52 am on November 26th, 2010

    Shopping!… We are going over to her mother’s for cawfee!….snort!… Then someone says she needs a shadowbox for her poinsettias, so we will have to fight the crowds at Michaels or somewhere to get one…grump!

  13. Jasper the Poodle
    6:15 am on November 26th, 2010

    Hugs to Kirby and Kelly. So very sorry.

    This is one of my fav scenes from THAT. Seems like I'm right there watching Bernie's walk of shame.

  14. Wolfie
    6:59 am on November 26th, 2010

    From Mary, Wolfie's mom

    Kelly, I'm so sorry to hear of Buford's passing. Losing a best friend is impossibly hard. This may be our Teddy's last winter with us; and I dread the thought of losing her.

    One thing I do know is that we will all be reunited. After my brother Mike died, at age 47, we went to see John Edwards (of Crossing Over). My brother showed up, and my nephew Josh, and some other family members, and then John Edwards asked "who is the little white dog?" We all looked at each other blankly, because Mike always had golden retrievers, but never a white dog. Nope we said, no white dog. John Edwards stood firm, "It's a little white dog, he looks like Benji." Nope, no white dog, we insisted. John Edwards told us that his name had something to do with the Honeymooners show. And then my sister Sue gasped. "Ralphie!!" Ralphie was my brother's first dog, a little white dog. He crossed over the rainbow bridge about 30 years ago, and I can't believe we didn't remember him right away.

    It gave us great comfort to know that Mike and Ralphie were reunited once again.

  15. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:41 am on November 26th, 2010

    From Marylou, The only bad thing about our four-legged friends is the disparity in their span and ours. I would say more, but the best has been and will be said, and I have to stop crying so I can go to Petsmart for the good dog (and cat) sales.

    Goodby, Buford






    Rick and Marylou

  16. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    8:23 am on November 26th, 2010

    Kirby and Buford's mom. I'm so sorry that Buford is gone, but as you described it, the decision was both extremely difficult but very right at the same time. As regards the prayer from last night, truth be told your instincts were exactly right, because I was inspired and motivated by all the wonderful prayers that Rio has offered up in the past, so in offering up that prayer, it was really Wookie just channeling Rio.


  17. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    8:24 am on November 26th, 2010

    From Wookie's dad:

    While the news about Buford was very sad although perhaps not totally unexpected, it did at this time of year give pause to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for in terms of what our four-legged companions bring to our lives. In Buford's case, I know that he had a loving home for fifteen years and that in return he also brought incredible joy and happiness every day to his adopted family and his later adopted brother Kirby. I think all the four legged members of the blog are undoubtedly getting extra hugs and kisses and petting today in memory of Buford; I know that certainly in the case for Wookie. There is a great book called Dog Heaven by Cynthia Rylant that I would recommend to help put things in perspective. When our neighbor's dog, Casey (and Wookie's best friend) died last year, it helped both us and Casey's mom better deal with all the sadness we felt.

  18. Barb & Maggie
    8:24 am on November 26th, 2010

    From Barb – It is not easy to say goodby, but I would never want to miss all the joy they give us during the time we share with them. I had a dear friend years ago who felt so bad when her Mitzy passed that she never again shared her life with a dog or a cat. I always felt that she denied herself so much. Keep the memories close.

  19. Riö - The Evil
    8:38 am on November 26th, 2010

    From Rio’s Friend:

    I’m sure Buford was a wonderful dog and a great friend for Kelly and Kirby’s whole family. When I lost my Cassie dog 2 years ago, it felt like I had lost a child. It ripped my heart out and still does at times. She was such a good dog. Now, well, you know. Sigh.

  20. Riö - The Evil
    8:41 am on November 26th, 2010

    OFF!…What was she doing in my chair?…snort!…We are back from the Crazy hoards out there shopping….grunt!…The economy can’t be that bad, can it? She bought more crafty stuff to “make her life easier”, whatever that means…sniff!

  21. Riö - The Evil
    8:43 am on November 26th, 2010

    Stover!… Where’s my good friend Stover at?…sneeze!…She’s MISSING the day after Thanksgiving!…gulp!….What could this mean? What has become of her?….sniff!sniff!…Jasper go find out what’s happened. You live in the same area, don’t you?…grunt!

  22. Siber-H
    9:22 am on November 26th, 2010

    Kelly, Kirby, and Family, We are so very sorry about Buford. Mom and I are crying along with you. We know what a great loss you are experiencing and the grief. Thank you for sharing the beautiful picture of Buford.

    Love and Hugs,

    Siber-H and mom

  23. Siber-H
    9:24 am on November 26th, 2010

    Rio, I think Stover had a doctors appointment today. I hope she is feeling better

  24. B.Stover
    9:35 am on November 26th, 2010

    I'm here Rio. I tried getting on the blog this morning and finally commented on yesterday's post sometime after 11AM. I don't know why it didn't come up for me since today's post was done before 10AM.

    I had to go to the doctor (pneumonia is gone and the percent of oxygen in my blood is 97 instead of 89 as it was ten days ago). I'm feeling tip-top. And I'm wondering if today's post is telling us something about the reality of life today with SQPA. Heh!

    I'm so very sorry about Buford. Kirby and Kelly all of the Plunderers are here for you.

  25. B.Stover
    9:45 am on November 26th, 2010

    Jasper lives about 120 miles northwest of me.

  26. Siber-H
    9:45 am on November 26th, 2010

    I am so glad you are doing so much better, Stover. I wonder if your trouble with the blog was caused by Mike working on it.

    Wookie, Thank you for the beautiful prayer last night.

    We'll BBL

  27. B.Stover
    9:46 am on November 26th, 2010

    We haven't heard from Melanie since yesterday morning.

  28. Mollie (a black pood
    9:49 am on November 26th, 2010

    Kirby,Kelly & family: I am so sorry about Buford. Mom had to make that same decision about her previous poodle (before I came along) named Mazie, so we know how sad it is. At some point you just know what you have to do, though. Wookie's Dad had some very good thoughts. Thank you for Buford's picture.

  29. Macy the Min-Pin
    10:10 am on November 26th, 2010

    This is not right. With all the crazies out there mom has to spend the rest of the day at The Big Orange Box. Hopefully her area will not be too busy and she can keep up with the blog.


    From Macy's mom, boy can you spend too much to quickly at a half price sale at Petsmart. The girl looked at our haul and said, "somebody is a spoiled dog" I had to tell her that it was a haul divided 5 ways! But she was right, all 5 are spoiled rotten, and one-who-shall-remain-nameless is the most spoiled of them all, since she sleeps in the big bed while everyone else sleeps in kennels.

  30. Melanie
    10:31 am on November 26th, 2010

    I'm here. I'm crying. I hate it when our four footed, large hearted wonderful friends leave us. Even when our puppies have died after knowing them for such a short time, as Riö's friend wrote, it rips my heart out.

    I'll write more later. Things are fine.

  31. C. Harris
    10:59 am on November 26th, 2010

    I am thankful today for pet owners who are able to make painful decisions in the best interests of their pets. Pets do their best to stay with us but a peaceful ending is a blessing that should not be withheld. Let us all give extra pats (and treats) today to those who share our lives and provide us with their own special brand of happiness and comfort.

  32. Mollypop
    11:18 am on November 26th, 2010

    Snow on the ski slopes has started – except that it's the snow guns that are making it. We might get a foot of snow overnight if the lake effect storm cooperates.

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  33. Riö - The Evil
    1:05 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Grunt!….I think we need to cheer up. I don’t think Kirby would want this sadness to go on much longer….snort!… My friend has started on the project to beat all projects. So far she has made three sunflowers, no stems or leaves, just the flowers…sniff!…She gave up on the bonsai project because the weaved pot would not cooperate and she ripped it to shreds…wheeze!

  34. B.Stover
    1:21 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Sunflowers would be beautiful. I think that the bonsai project will have to be attempted again.

    Mollypop: Show us a picture after the snow covers the ground.

  35. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:33 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Yahoo, mom left the computer on. Now if I can just get a credit card number…..

  36. Macy the Min-Pin
    1:36 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Everyone needs to give me their Christmas list. There was "lost" card under the chair. I was in plain sight, I wonder why she did not see it? Of course she is not 10 inches tall!

  37. B.Stover
    1:39 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Macy is going to be in big trouble.

  38. Siber-H
    1:46 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Stover took the words right out of my mouth about wanting to see a snow picture, but the big snow guns look like fun. Wish we had one at the dog park.

    Macy, I emailed Santa last September. I'm sure he takes all major credit cards.

  39. Riö - The Evil
    1:54 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Min Pin!… I’d like world peace please….grunt… Also a ton of beef jerky chewie strips!…sniff!…And a 12 pack of beer….snorkel!

  40. Siber-H
    2:08 pm on November 26th, 2010

    My Christmas List

    The entire Ken Burns Baseball series on dvd

    A few new stuffed animals

    loads of gourmet dog treats

  41. Alice Johnson
    2:09 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Macy, I would like a whole bunch of Beachside Crunch kitty treats please. I will even share them with AbbietheKitty.

  42. Alice Johnson
    2:10 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Oh and Staff would like one of those cat clocks with the tail and the rhinestones. In aqua.

    Thanks again.

  43. Mollypop
    2:18 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Siber-H needs more stuffed toys? He has a full mountain of them. Of course, the new ones could just go on top. Or maybe Mom and Dad could build an addition on the house.

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  44. Siber-H
    2:22 pm on November 26th, 2010

    but, but, but. One can't have too many stuffed animals.

  45. Siber-H
    2:23 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Oh yeah, and maybe Santa could bring me one of those snow guns.

  46. Riö - The Evil
    2:24 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Stuff!…That’s not nearly enough toys!…grump!… I forgot to ask for more baseball toys and a bigger warm soft bed…snort!…And STAIRS!…wheeze!…I need a set of Stairs like Wookie has to get on the Big Bed whenever I want…grunt!…During the day would be amazing…wow!

  47. Kirby T. Penworthy
    2:55 pm on November 26th, 2010

    From Kelly: Thanks everyone for your words of comfort. I truly feel blessed to have so many friends who understand the pain of losing a pet who is a beloved member of the family.

    I didn't make it to any pet stores today, but I did end up in the pet toy aisle when I went to the store with all the red circles. Don't tell Kirby, but I didn't buy him anything. Nothing grabbed my fancy, so I'll have to keep looking. Oh, and Macy, I went to the big orange box place today. I ended up buying three of the 99-cent poinsettias, because I decided that our house needed a little cheer!

  48. Sam
    3:08 pm on November 26th, 2010

    I am such a tricky dog. Before Aunt Mollysmom left for Ellicottville, I was on her lap. She couldn't leave because she didn't want to disturb me sleeping. So I just went on and on pretending to be asleep and she went on and on holding me.

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  49. Riö - The Evil
    3:11 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Kirby!…Be sure you do not eat the poinsettia leaves pal!…snort!… Someone told me they were poisonous…yeep!….We don’t want anything happening to you, now do we?…grunt!

    Stover!… My friend has to roll 71 tiny objects as part of the creation of only one object in this project….grunt!…She has everything made for the tall Sunflowers…heh!

  50. Siber-H
    3:31 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Awww, Sam, that is cute. Mom says she needs to borrow someone's lap dog once in awhile. That is not my line of work.

    Rio, I think it was the quilt that got your friend started on crafts. That's neat. People will have unique Christmas presents.

  51. Riö - The Evil
    3:41 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Sammie!…When I try to do that she gets shooting pains down her legs after about 10 minutes…grump!…The pillow is more comfortable anyways!…snuff! …She is still rolling and pinching rolling and pinching, doesn’t seem like fun to me… snort!…SiberH, I think it was that darn Quilt that got her onto doing this crafty stuff…snuffle!

  52. B.Stover
    4:12 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Night all.

  53. Melanie
    4:15 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Whew. . . Sorry about the cry. It's been an intense three days. We're all fine, but some of us need to be reminded of that.

    I have a list somewhere of things I wanted to say about last night postings, but they will have to wait until tomorrow.

    So for a little cheering up. . .

    Here's OTAS and Fiancee!

    I am so happy for the two of them. I think YSAS is a bit jealous . .

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  54. Mollypop
    4:16 pm on November 26th, 2010

    B. – The snow is sort of covering. You can see the green grass all around.

    There's a lake effect storm going on that's snowing on Sam right now. It is supposed to oscillate south to us over the night and maybe give us a foot of snow.

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  55. Melanie
    4:17 pm on November 26th, 2010

    I think it's funny that I have a million pictures of YSAS and hardly any of OTAS.

    He HATES to have his picture taken!

    Macy . . . How much trouble are you going to be in when your "borrowing" the card is found out?

  56. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:25 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Lois would like OTAS-F. She has very nice teeth!

  57. Siber-H
    4:32 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Melanie, that is a lovely, cheerful picture. We all needed that.

    All our best to the couple.

    Molly is going to get snow! sigh, Wish I was there, but love the photo.

    All the photos are great today. I just hope mom doesn't peek at today's blog. I'll hear it all over again about the dirty toy.

  58. Riö - The Evil
    4:36 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Wow!….Melanie! What a great photo of Older son and his soon-to-be….snort!snort!…They are a great looking couple, and both incredibly talented artists. We love that about them…snuffle! …She looks so Happy!….aaaahhh!

    Molly!…Your photo is incredible too…snort!…Although I do not see any snow at all…heh!…A huge storm is brewing out there, soon you will be all White!…grunt!

  59. Siber-H
    4:37 pm on November 26th, 2010

    You know, I am very thankful that Buford had a long and happy life. I'd trade all my Christmas list in exchange for a secure and loving life in a forever home for all dogs and cats.

  60. Melanie
    4:48 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Siber-H: That is a good wish for Christmas!

    From the snow machines to Siber-H wishing for snow, something jiggled loose in my brain and I remembered something I wanted to comment on from last night.

    I think the snow was disappearing because it is very dry where you are Siber-H, so it evaporates before it does anything.

    THAT reminded me of a time I saw I guy throw a bucket of water on TV. This had to have been somewhere near the Kat Clan hang out because it was so cold that the water when thrown turned to snow!

    The guys and I, they were little then, had to try it. It was really cold that year where we were on the North Shore (highs 15 degrees below 0, and yes, I know that is NOT as cold as some of our intrepid plunderers, but my guys and I liked to try all sorts of stuff.) So we went outside off the backyard deck (one story up) and threw a bucket or four of water off the side. No snow. But it did make for some great sliding on the brick in the backyard.

    Sort of off the subject, but then my brain has fizzled away to nothing.

    I've enjoyed reading, and I know that I am NOT a lurker at heart.


  61. Barb & Maggie
    4:56 pm on November 26th, 2010

    All great pics us above. Millysmom looks almost like she is sleeping, while holding her can of coke.

    OTAS & F are a darling couple. May they always be so happy, and she does have nice teeth for a human.

    The resort picture is very cool, too. Snow is in the works!

    Barb says she needs to go lie on the sofa. She went to a neighbor's party for a couple of hours and is getting tired now. Made a trip for post-op checkup this morning, and had a one hour showing this afternoon, so she had a full day. I heard her tell someone that the lookers asked the agent if she would leave some of the chickens. That is a good sign she says. We are keeping fingers and paws crossed.

    Calling it a night!

  62. Macy the Min-Pin
    4:58 pm on November 26th, 2010

    grrrr….I was waiting for all the orders to come in and SHE CAME HOME EARLY..I am just lucky that she had no idea that I was planning on using that card. Sorry everybody, but it was fun to see what everybody wants. If you did not post, share your wishes with us.

  63. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    5:02 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Just came back in from a nice evening walk with mom and dad. It's really nice and cool here, although no snow on the horizon. Before that we played tug of war and catch with some of my toys too. They seem a little more clingy today than usual; I think its on account of Buford.

    My Christmas list is pretty short. A couple more squeaky toys and a good supply of greenies. I seem to go through a lot of those in the poker games with the dogs down the street. Some extra frosty paws would be good too.

    Everyone please just be safe tonight; remember the adventure starts all over again tomorrow with lots of smells to smell and places to go. I can hardly wait. Good night to all from here in Chevy Chase.


  64. Siber-H
    5:14 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Melanie, good going…I think you are right about what happened to the snow on the mountain. It was too cold here that day to do any melting, but, drat it all, it will never get cold enough here that mom can throw a bucket of water and make snow. I really need my own snow gun.

  65. Riö - The Evil
    5:50 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Poker!… Wookie plays poker!…wow!… When I finally get to visit, we will have to play card Wookie!…heh!…What fun it would be to take all his Greenies and Frosty Paws and the Bowtie off his neck!…snort!

    Molly!….Every time I see the photo you posted, I imagine a scene out of Harry Potter!…shudder!…It’s sort of scary looking but in the Potter style…sniff!

  66. Riö - The Evil
    5:55 pm on November 26th, 2010

    SiberH!…If you are still up, there is a Jeff Dunham show on right now – Comedy Channel….snort!snort!…He is the ventriloquist my friend went to see earlier in the year….wheeze!…He is hilarious! Catch it if you can!…grunt!

  67. Siber-H
    6:06 pm on November 26th, 2010

    I'll check it out now, Rio

  68. dawson
    6:07 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Goodbye to dear Buford, always to be remembered as a first-class Plunderer and all around good guy. My sympathies to Kirby and family.

  69. Siber-H
    6:12 pm on November 26th, 2010

    hmmm Jeff Foxworthy is on my comedy channel.

  70. dawson
    6:18 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Thanks for all the cool pictures posted today. Especially the happy picture of OTAS and F, so obviously in love.

    Goodnight all.

  71. Siber-H
    6:19 pm on November 26th, 2010

    I really like that photo Molly posted. Rio sees a Harry Potter movie and I see a H.P Lovecraft story. I have never seen a Harry Potter movie, but someone in this house did read H.P Lovecraft when she was younger.

  72. Siber-H
    6:34 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Good Night Friends!

  73. Riö - The Evil
    6:53 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Gaads!…We were going to go to bed early so that she could get up early and clean the whole house and all kinds of crappie stuff!…snort!…Jeff Dunham kept us up late…heh!…He is so worth it!…snuffle!….Now I am off to my warm soft bed with all my baseball toys in just the right places…heh!…Goodnight everyone!…yawn!

  74. Riö - The Evil
    7:15 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Snuffle!..sniff!sniff!..grumphf!… I was down and in my bed…yawn!…almost asleep, I saw a light and heard laughter, got up, what’s this? She’s still awake watching The Jeff Dunham Christmas Special….yeep!…I don’t know what to do, should I stay up and go sit by her, or go back to my warm soft bed with all my baseball toys?…yawn!… I think I will stay up….Naw!… I’m going back to my bed….snuffle-grumphf!

  75. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:02 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Wookie, mom was telling dad about your charming bow ties, and he suggested that you might try a festive ascot for entertaining at home.

  76. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:12 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Mom’s going to wrap her Angel Tree presents now, so I’m going to go help her — who needs scissors when I’ve got perfectly good teeth? I’m sure I’ll be a big help!!! I’ll check in later.

  77. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:14 pm on November 26th, 2010

    Rio: Not to worry — Mom put the pretty red flowers up high — even if I jump, my little legs won’t carry me that far!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:40 pm on November 26th, 2010

    SiberH!…. I say the Dirtier the Toy the better the toy is!…heh!…Some of mine are almost black, but will I let her throw them away?….grunt! … No Way!…snap!

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