The Sound and the Furry Tour

Today, 5:30 PM – Book Launch!: Eight Cousins Bookstore, 189 Main St. Falmouth MA 02540.

Wed. Sept. 11, 7 PM – Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington KY 40503.

Thurs. Sept. 12, 7:30 PM – Tattered Cover Bookstore, 9315 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch CO 80129.

Sat. Sept. 14, 2 PM – Alamosa Books, 8810 Holly Ave. NE, Albuquerque NM 87122.

Sunday Sept. 15, 4 PM – Vroman’s Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena CA 91107.

Monday Sept. 16, 12 PM – Seattle Mystery Bookshop, 117 Cherry St., Seattle WA 98104.

Tuesday Sept. 17, 6 PM – Book Passage, 1 Ferry Bldg., San Francisco CA 94111.

Wed. Sept. 18, 6:30 PM – Books For Less, 935 North Point Dr., Alpharetta GA.

Thurs. Sept. 19, 7 PM – Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth St., Durham NC 27705.

Sat. Sept. 21, 9 AM – Bouchercon Panel, Empire State Plaza, Room 2, Albany NY.

Noon – 1 PM: book signing (and paw-printing) at the Atria booth.

Tues. Sept. 24, 7 PM – Poisoned Pen, 4014 North Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251.

Thurs. Oct. 3, 7 PM – RJ Julia, 768 Boston Post Rd., Madison CT 06443.

Pop quizzes and stress ball prizes at every event!


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91 Responses to “The Sound and the Furry Tour”

  1. B. Stover
    8:42 am on September 10th, 2013

    Whew! Have a good tour Spence.

    The mail hasn’t come yet but the novel is on my Kindle. Yes! I’m going to read it slowly.

    Good morning all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    9:13 am on September 10th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Phew, Spence, looks like what they call a whirlwind tour! Whoo hoo heading to bookstore this a.m. It’s book day!

    Have a TSATF Tuesday.

  3. Melanie
    9:30 am on September 10th, 2013

    HOH, wrote it first Whirwind!

    I looked at Madison, CT. Two hours away, but it’s at night. Not a good time for Zoë and me.


    I’m with B.Stover. I read the first few pages and STOPPED. Dog, that was difficult. But I am determined not to rush through . . we shall see.

    Acupuncture day.

  4. BearSpiritDog
    10:14 am on September 10th, 2013

    Spence’s Tour! Here Soon! My Passport Book will be in paw.

    Hounds: You called it. It’s TSATF Tuesday! WoooHooo!!!

    Good Morning Some…G’night Liz & others.

  5. BooBear
    10:47 am on September 10th, 2013

    Mom has the book on her Kindle this am but won’t be able to start until this evening. She will try to read it slowly, but that doesn’t happen very often. Can’t wait!! I am also going to make sure she gets her signed and pawtographed copy ordered today. Knowing her, the tour will be over and I won’t get my copy signed!

    BTW, Bear and Masquers, if your Nana has a chance to go see Lee Childs, Mom highly recommends it. She went to his signing on Sunday and enjoyed his talk and Q&A very much. I think I remember that you read the Reacher series.

    The video from yesterday of the dancing border collies was fantastic. Particularly since Mom just finished up the Donna Ball Raine Stockton series. She was watching the handler’s hand signals which must have been really intricate when one hand was guiding the first dog and the other hand was guiding the other dog. Just amazing!!

    Have a great day reading, everyone!

  6. Barb & Maggie
    10:54 am on September 10th, 2013

    Good morning all.
    Haapy Touring Spence. Whirlwind is right, about a dozen stops in all. Still hoping brother can get to the one in N.C. but it looks like he will be moving Barb’s nephew that week. He is 25 and just accepted a great job in Annapolis.

    Very hot here today, mid 90s but cooling tomorrow, Thank Dawg.

    Boo, Barb just ordered Bone Yard at the library, #4 in the Raine Stockton series.

  7. Buddy Brannan
    10:59 am on September 10th, 2013

    But what I really wanna know is…when’s the audiobook coming? I’m gonna miss Jim Frangione’s masterful narration (perfect voice for Chet!) on opening day. Also, Leno, my current Seeing Eye dog, says howdy. He’s sad to let you know that the other Chet passed this past February just shy of his 12th birthday. But here’s the human with Leno (on the human’s left) and Chet (dearly departed now, on the human’s right).

  8. Howlers
    11:18 am on September 10th, 2013

    Hey Buddy! We love the audio Chet and Bernie books too.

    Woo hoo! TSATF showed up on our iPaw! We weren’t expecting that. Mom called and told us to wait for her to read it, which probably isn’t going to start until the weekend. 🙁

    Melanie, You could get to Albany. That is not very far from you. When Mom drove up there with Kat, they were almost to Albany, and turned right. Or so Kat says.

  9. Masquers
    11:19 am on September 10th, 2013

    BooBear: Sadly we already missed Lee Childs who was at the Seattle Mystery Bookshop on Saturday. It is quite a long trek south from here, but we are more than willing to make the journey for OFA and 2 very special Plunderers. Sorry you will not be seeing Spence this time around.
    Hi Buddy & Leno! Sorry to hear about your pal. I know you both miss him fiercely.

  10. Siber-H
    11:59 am on September 10th, 2013

    Hi and Welcome Buddy!

    Maybe someome who reads this blog (Spence?) can tell us when the audio version of The Sound and the Fury wil be out.

  11. Wose
    12:14 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Greetings All!

    That is some book tour OFA has! Hopefully, the only flying objects being thrown about will be from Spence and not AT him! You would think that with all the traveling our Pixie does, she might meet up with Spence at some airport some day! : )

    Buddy, your dogs are beautiful . So sorry to hear of Chet’s passing.

    I have started the first book in the Kurt Wallander series, so It will be awhile before I get to the “FURRY.” A year is too long between books, and I am trying not to fly through “FURRY”, and then I have nothing fun to read.

    Beau, I am so sorry you are having a rough time. I wish you could have stayed with me.

  12. Masquers
    12:25 pm on September 10th, 2013

    B&M: How is your computer working these past days? You seem to be able to post okay.
    We agree with all who say TSATF should be savored like a fine wine.
    Hi Rose!

  13. Staff
    12:30 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Welcome Buddy Brannan, I was just talking to Mr.Staff about how seldom we have new posters and you showed up! That is a nice picture of you and Leno and Chet.

    I ordered my TSATF from the Lexington KY store. It will get signed tomorrow and mailed off soon soon soon. I am too thrifty to buy it on the kindle and in hardcover so I must wait.

  14. Barb & Maggie
    12:37 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Masquers, The computer is much better, although still slow. Jessica deleted a bunch of stuff last week that was making it almost non-functioning. We probably should break down one of these days and buy a new lap top, but Barb hates to learn new tech things.

    Still have to decide where to order the new book. If bro is able to go the Durham signing he is going to get us a book, but that is looking doubtful.

  15. Wose
    12:37 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Masquers, my dear, how are you? : )

  16. Masquers
    1:07 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Rose: Right now I’m munching on one of the delish treats the Royal Mum included in our lovely package, plus I just found out tuna is on the lunchtime menu. What could be better? You tell me.
    Sorry for all youse that are missing OFA this time around.
    btw: We have an extra book that was pre-ordered from Amazon that is up for grabs to the first responder.
    Let me know right away so I can have it signed for you.

  17. Buddy Brannan
    1:27 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Thanks y’all! I’m sure we won’t be seeing Spence, but we sure love Chet (and Bernie). Just bought on iBooks, so will look forward to it being read by Karen the iPhone. She isn’t Jim Frangione, but better than not getting to read it *right now*! Ain’t technology wonderful? Yes, we miss Chet, and Karl before him, but as all of y’all know, we wouldn’t tare our time with them for anything. I need a pic with our cairn terrier Fiona, AKA the holy terrier, aka the Fionalarm. She makes up for all the barking Leno doesn’t do.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    1:39 pm on September 10th, 2013

    What a day a new Chet and Bernie book and a new Buddy (yes, that was punny).

  19. Melanie
    1:55 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Hello Buddy and Leno! Welcome, I also enjoy the Chet and Bernie’s Audio books.
    Sorry to hear about your Chet. It is always hard to lose someone close, and a companion that has been working with you for years must be extremely difficult.

    Zoë is taking a nap on the dog bed. She has four of The Pack up there with her. Very happy.

    it was an interesting drive to the acupuncturist. We had 1.5 inches of rain fall in 20 minutes. Thunder and lightening helped me keep awake for the drive. The roads were like the river.

    Came home in relatively calm. Zoë is about to leave. I plan on sitting, reading a bit and then going to sleep for a nap.

  20. BooBear
    2:33 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Melanie & Zoe, BSD & Masquers, and Nan in Alaska, your auction items have been mailed. Mom sent them priority mail since that included tracking and insurance. Mom wrapped them up very carefully so there should not be any breakage. However, if they are damaged, please notify the post office and Mom. The guy at the post office said that Mom would have to be the one to start the claim so she would be the one reimbursing you for your bid amount. All of you should have them by the end of this week. The guy laughed about where Mom was shipping…Alaska and Washington state! Zones that were pretty far away!

    Mom sent her email to the Seattle Mystery Bookshop and followed the information forwarded by BSD & Masquers. She was uncomfortable sending her credit card info in the email and asked that they call her for that info. One of their employees has already confirmed the email and called for her credit card info. All taken care of!! Ordered!

    She also managed to read Chapter 1 during the end of her lunch break and was already laughing out loud!!


  21. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:46 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Sob!…Sob!Sob!Sob!…No tour, no book….Sob!Sob!Sob!…I am SOL here!…grump!

  22. Beau - The Black Pug
    2:51 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Sneeze!…Hot!…sneeze!….Another hot dang day here in I-o-wa…guffle!…I have been thru hell – in and out of dat hot car all morning again….sneeze!…Getting someone back by yeep!yeep!yeeeping! at every single little noise I hear in dis here hotel…eh!heh!heh!…YEEEEP! YEEEEPPPP!!!

  23. Melanie
    3:00 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Thank you BooBear, looking forward to receiving said package.

    Albany . . I had missed that one. Hmmm

    Just talked to YSAS. He is measuring the bed and the sofa. They are considering a building on the East side near the river. They have said no to an apartment on a sixth floor of another building. No elevator. Yikes

    The granite counter tops are in at OTAS and GLAD’s kitchen. They are having to do something or another and then they will post a picture on FaceBook. I will then swipe it and show it to youse guys.

  24. Masquers
    3:00 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Boo: Good on you! The Seattle Mystery Bookshop seems very efficient and on top of things. And, they have a sense of humor!
    Waiting “patiently” for packages to arrive. Thank you for speeding them on their way.
    Beau: Tell them you need Zingers to keep you quiet.

  25. SadieBear
    3:12 pm on September 10th, 2013

    My mom abandoned me for more than 2 days!!! Someone who looked like her [c.hobbit edit: my sister] came over to check on me. They look so alike but this person didn’t seem to know about tummies or treaties!! And she only fed me half the food laid out on the counter –I was a starvin marvin!! And we only went for ONE walk even though I kept running up to the leash–could I have been more obvious? And she didn’t know how to pretend play with my squeaky ball!! And when my mom returned this other person said that she wasn’t really a dog person. GASP!!! How is that possible?

    c.hobbit: Sadie is fine. It rained a lot while I was gone and my sister said that Sadie was too strong for her to walk. She is getting lots of tummies and treaties and is being a velcro dog at the moment.

  26. BearSpiritDog
    3:22 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Melanie: Those Top Floor Apartments can be Cool…until…you have to climb those six flights of stairs that is. Nana & friend had one in San Francisco that was Plush…with 2 roomy closets off a long hallway, living room with fireplace (and Purple shag carpet. Heh.), dining room, bedroom and bath. Plus access to the roof from the kitchen. On the Downside…it was on a busy street near a fire station. No matter…They Loved it.
    WE can only imagine what it is like looking for an apartment in NYC.

    SadieBear: Hurray. Your Mom is Home! Happily, you will not have to make a choice between going on that loooong ride or staying home alooone for very much longer because the House Will Be Sold!

  27. Herd of Hounds
    3:28 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Sadie Bear: You poor neglected girl, we know just what you mean!

    Mom is rolling around laughing and we don’t see what is so funny. Darah the dozer and hiccup queen is 8 months old today and she was lying on the floor near mom when she (Darah, not mom) POOTED! First one mom has heard from her and the dozer jumped up and looked at her tail end. Funny!

    (Emma P here) Don’t know why it is worth mentioning, I do that all the time, sans acknowledging it.

  28. BearSpiritDog
    3:50 pm on September 10th, 2013
  29. Buddy Brannan
    3:51 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Wow, see what I get of only reading posts and not usually reading comments? I’ve been reading posts on the blog for a while on and off, but skipped the comments. I should have known, there are always so many, and (note to self: this isn’t a news site where comments will make you angry). I don’t reckon I’ll be making that mistake anymore on this site. Thanks for the warm welcome. Oh, I didn’t mention the cats, but we have those too. Whil Chet (this one, not mine) would probably not approve, even though they’re friendly cats, it’s pretty harmonious around here, except for the aforementioned holy terrier, but she’s even friendly, just, well, she’s a terrier, why else can we say about that?

  30. BearSpiritDog
    3:53 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Hounds: Chuckle. That is a Funny mind picture.

  31. BearSpiritDog
    3:58 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Buddy & Leno: Dogs And Cats getting along (most of the time)…that’s what we’re all about.

  32. c.hobbit
    4:21 pm on September 10th, 2013

    BSD: thanks for the video. It reminded me that when I lived in California many, many years ago, I was moving and was worried about being able to take my cat with me. I lived in an almost condemned house which I had fixed up and was selling. The buyer who bought the house interestingly enough asked if they could have my cat with the house. They were hispanic and only spoke Spanish but had fallen in love with my calico cat while they were being shown the house. They renamed the cat and I always wondered about animals learning a foreign language. Of course, since cats don’t respond to English very well, I assume it doesn’t matter if Spanish terms are used! [I only know that they adored her and she was their “princess” for many years after.]

  33. Herd of Hounds
    4:32 pm on September 10th, 2013

    CHobbit: What a neat story! Happy all around.

  34. Buddy Brannan
    4:43 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Wow, what a great story! I always love stories where having to leave critters behind turns out well. We had a cat..well, I did, she was my cat. Anyway, she didn’t take too well to adding a wife and extra cats to our household, nor to several moves, and so when we moved across the country 11 years ago from Dallas to Erie, PA, we called in a favor, and a friend of ours with connections to a no-kill shelter took her. The shelter I mean, not the friend, who wasn’t a cat person. A couple years later, I heard that my Zoe kitty really took to her new role as kitty mama and looked after all the new kittens in the shelter. Same friend helped me rehome an abused dog who was left when our delinquent shady neighbors got hauled off to jail, o anyways left, leaving the dog, very thin and very underweight, in the yard. I wish we could’ve kept him, he was a very nice dog, but at that time I didn’t know how best to help him or handle him, but this same friend found him a home with a lady who had a horse farm and all the room he could want.

  35. Siber-H
    5:14 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Buddy and Leno, We have all been getting along on this blog for almost 4 years now…some have joined at different times. We may tease one another, but it ends there.
    We really do welcome newcomers and are happy to have you join us.

    The only cat friends I have are here on the blog.

    C.Hobbit, That is a neat story.
    I will be so glad for you and Sadie when you two get settled in Anchorage.

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:31 pm on September 10th, 2013

    CHobbit!…I logged on for a Kat Story – Oh brother!…grunt!

  37. Melanie
    5:34 pm on September 10th, 2013


  38. Siber-H
    5:41 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Melanie, Yippie!!!

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:42 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Melanie!….WoooooHOOOOOOo!…snort!…That is great news!…sob!sob!sob!

  40. Princess Sam
    5:44 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Oh no! Mommy just told me we’re going to try another visit with Loulou. Well, I’m just going to ignore her.

  41. Tupper and Gilly
    5:46 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Hello from the land of sandy beaches and lotsa lobsters! We got here and unloaded everything into the cottage and just as we finished – the skies opened up and it POURED! The sun is out again now and lobsters and shrimp are the main course after some locally made clam chowda.

    Tomorrow is supposed to be in the 90’s. Ocean- here we come.

  42. Mollypop's Mom
    5:54 pm on September 10th, 2013

    I mailed the auction items. Sharon will get hers on Friday and Kathy in Alaska on Saturday.

    I’m sort of moved into the apartment but there is so much to be done. Having a puppy takes a lot of time. Here’s a brief look at the apartment so you all can see what a mess this is. I’m not in a hurry because, did I mention, I have a puppy.

  43. Mollypop's Mom
    5:55 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Lots of artwork to hang.

  44. BearSpiritDog
    5:56 pm on September 10th, 2013

    C.Hobbit, Buddy&Leno: Neat stories with Happy Endings. Just the kind we like.

    Wowzer! Melanie & Zoe going to Albany. This is GREAT NEWS.

    The Royal at the BEACH. Yippee! (that clam chowda sounds mighty good.)

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:01 pm on September 10th, 2013

    MollysMom!….That place looks a lot better than where I am or where Beau is…snort!…Lil LuLu has it made – is she in the photo anywhere? Maybe she is on one of those chairs and I just can’t see her…grunt!

  46. Masquers
    6:03 pm on September 10th, 2013

    MollysMom: Thanks for the photos of your lovely new apartment. Mess? It looks pretty good to us for having just moved in.

  47. c.hobbit
    6:14 pm on September 10th, 2013

    I’ve packaged all but two of the auction items and they will be mailed tomorrow. I am awaiting official word from Rebecca on a couple of items…
    Bidders: be alert for TMGs!

  48. dawson
    6:20 pm on September 10th, 2013

    I stopped at one of the local book stores and asked for TSATF. They had one copy. I didn’t buy it though. I want to get mine signed and pawprinted so if BSD (or was it Masquers?) still has the book for sale, I will take it.

    I am going to meet Scout tonight, the same one who bolted during the thunder storm this summer, and her best friend Boots.

    Melanie: Hooray!

    Buddy and Leno: Welcome.

  49. Herd of Hounds
    6:30 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Melanie: Wowser, yippee, yahoo and woof! We are so happy!
    Molly’s Mom: Beautiful space. Enjoy. And TY for the heads up in the mail.
    T&G: Have fun at the beach.

    Mom is smoked and wanted to rip a new one at the bookstore. Ordered TSATF a while back. Went today and heard them give excuses to 3 people on the phone then turn and give her the same excuse! She left her “preffered customer” card with them (maybe slammed it) and asked if this was how they were going to do business now that they are the only bookstore on our side of town and STOMPED her butt out 🙁 Sigh…now she’ll have to drive into town. She’s NOT waiting intil the 18th.

  50. Kat
    6:37 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Melanie, To get to Albany from your place, just drive straight until you cross a bridge. Then turn right.
    And Mom thought I slept thru my trip. Ha!
    Buddy and Leno, I am a dog named Kat, but I have a friend who is a cat named T.C. Also, I am a member of The Howler Tribe.
    Princess, Remind LuLu that you are royalty and she is not.
    Rio, sorry your vacation is hot hot hot. If it makes you feel any better, it is very hot here now too.
    T&G how are those lobsters?

  51. Princess Sam
    6:49 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Rio, I see Loulou sleeping in MY bed right next to MY Mr. Carrot.

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:52 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Vacation!…I’ve been told (many times) that next year will be better…grunt!…Do I believe it?…sniff!…Well, with my friend getting a new job, I really do believe it!….yippppeee!

  53. Kat
    6:52 pm on September 10th, 2013

    I see her! Cousin LuLu!!!

  54. B. Stover
    6:53 pm on September 10th, 2013

    You have a lovely new apartment MPM.

    I have the physical book now also.

    It’s 94 degrees here. I don’t like it.

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:53 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Princess!…Warriors!…snort!…I do not see lil LuLu in those photos…sniff!

  56. Herd of Hounds
    6:53 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Oh, Princess. Frequently life isn’t just and for sure it is NEVER fair! Breathe in….breathe out. She will grow up and you ,you, you will still be Princess Sam.

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:03 pm on September 10th, 2013

    LuLu!…I think I do see her in the second pnghoto…heh!heh!…Sammie, you could kick her butt. You are a bit bigger than her right now…snort!

    Beau!…He said that my friend is having a good time relaxing and not doing anything she does not want to.….heh!…Of course this means pissing off some family members who do not give a cr@p about anyone but their selves – not her mother or brother, but those “others”…chuffle!….I say woooo!hoooo!

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:28 pm on September 10th, 2013

    LuLu!…I think I do see her in the second photo…heh!heh!…Sammie, you could kick her butt. You are a bit bigger than her right now…snort!

    Beau!….I just got a message from Beau….heh!…He says all the food so far is Bad!Bad!Bad!….gah! …In I-Oh-Wa they do not know Mexican Food from toe-jam…yeesh!

  59. Melanie
    7:28 pm on September 10th, 2013

    MollyPop’s Mom, I am not going to show your apartment to YSAS. I think he would just break down. There is an apartment LLL and he are looking at tonight. We shall see . .

    BTW, for having a puppy and trying to move, the apartment looks great.

    Do not have TSATF physical book yet. Waiting for after the 15th so I can pay for it. 🙂 plenty of time before the 21st.

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:29 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Wow!…I think I said some of that stuff before…heh!heh!…Connecting and communicating is not that easy from here…grumble!

  61. Melanie
    7:44 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Counter going in!

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:50 pm on September 10th, 2013


  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:57 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Heavy!…That stuff looks heavy…sniff!…Heavier than Beau and I combined actually…heh!

  64. Wose
    8:00 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Melanie, The counter is beautiful!

  65. B. Stover
    8:02 pm on September 10th, 2013

    The kitchen is beautiful not just the granite counter.

  66. Wose
    8:02 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Molly’s Mom, I would kill for your kitchen. In fact, I would love to have your apartment. May you and LuLu be happy there!

  67. Wose
    8:06 pm on September 10th, 2013

    T&G, Have a wonderful time at the beach, and when you dig into a lobster, think of me!

  68. Wose
    8:10 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Kat, Don’t forget, you are a part of The Smoochers!!! In fact, you are the smoochiest of The Smoochers.

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:24 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Rose!…I am on a farm Rose…sniff!…Can you come get me and take me to New York?…grunt!…I’m getting tired of smelling horse shite…sniff!sniff!…And Pepper cr@p…grunt!

  70. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:24 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Welcome Buddy, and Joe Ericson. Very glad here to have some new voices on the blog! Can’t wait until Teddy and LouLou start posting!

  71. Herd of Hounds
    8:47 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Mom is making us check out early tonight since tomorrow is “old fart discount day” around here and we NEED food for HOH, POP, sushi and peeps. Nighty night.

  72. Kat
    8:49 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Wose, Yes I am a member of Team Smoocher. I belong to an awful lot of clubs, don’t I?

  73. c.hobbit
    9:04 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Just experienced my first earthquake in Anchorage. Very strong but just a few seconds. Really shook the house.

  74. Barb & Maggie
    9:09 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Melanie, Love the kid’s new kitchen! Also so glad you are going to Albany. You must get pictures.

    Also love the new apartment, MPM. Take your time getting settled in.

    Time to say good night and sweet dreams.

  75. Siber-H
    9:12 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Mollypop’s Mom’s apartment is going to be really nice for her and puppy.

    C.Harris Gasp
    I have never felt the earth move under my four feet.

    It has been gently raining here all day and is suppose to continue for the next several days. Mom likes it but I may go bonkers. I had to put the top up on Natasha’s Porsche.

  76. O'Howlers
    9:31 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Hobbit! That is very scary.
    MPM, your apartment looks great, and our favorite part is that tiny ball of fluff you decorated with.
    Time for bed here. G’night.

  77. Masquers
    10:02 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Dawson: Check your SDD!

  78. Melanie
    10:28 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Siber-H, did you put the top up before or after it started raining?

    C.Hobbit, our earthquakes here in the NorthEast are not strong. I felt two when we lived on the coast. It did shake the house, but more of a jolt type feeling. The house was another old one and the third floor, where the guys had their bedrooms, actually swayed.

    We have had two out this way. Interestingly enough, we have never felt them at the house. It has to do with different underlying rock type.

    Tell SadieBear hi from the Pack. They understand desertion. They told Zoë all sorts of fibs when she got home on Sunday.

    Kat, it’s good to hear from you. You are a being of many tallents.


  79. Siber-H
    10:53 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Melanie, Not to worry. I put the top up before it started raining because for once the weathermen got the forecast right.

    It will be something if Spence comes to Albuquerque and it is raining. Rain doesn’t much happen here.

  80. Siber-H
    11:03 pm on September 10th, 2013

    I’m going outside now for last call. Mom will have to hold the umbrella over me and the flashlight in the other hand because she thinks she has to watch for skunks.

    Night All

  81. BooBear
    11:52 pm on September 10th, 2013

    MPM (or LouLou’s Mom) what a neat apartment. Be sure to post pics when you get everything in place!

    Melanie, the kids choice of granite is great! They are going to love it! And yeah about Albany!!

    Going to read a bit.

  82. Buddy Brannan
    11:58 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Kat…well now, T.c. as in “The cat”? Good! I used to tell people that Karl was Karl T. Dog (T. was for “The”). Really confused people, who thought the human was Karl and Buddy was the dog. Getting Chet didn’t solve that problem. However, now that Leno works with me, I think people have it straight which name belong to which group of legs and ears and stuff like that. Think I’m going to follow Leno’s lead and take myself off to bed. See y’all fine folks tomorrow. Except I should say that Kat’s directions remind me of some of the worst directions I ever got. Well, second worst. The worst being “Over there” or “that way”:

    1) In a mall attached to a hotel in New Orleans a zillion years ago, someone once told me to “turn forward”. I still haven’t worked out how to do that.

    2) My German class study partner’s roommate once told me to “back up and then go straight”. She seemed perplexed when I ended up where I started.

  83. Buddy and Leno
    11:59 pm on September 10th, 2013

    Umm. I reckon I should change my name. That’s better.

  84. Staff
    12:03 am on September 11th, 2013

    Melanie! Yowser. Have fun in Albany. I don’t think anything can make Rio and his friend happy with missing Spencer. And I am sure Rio was on his mind when he made the schedule. Sniff.

    And Dawson, check your SDD.

    Nighty Noodle you guys. It is time for a bedtime snack.

  85. c.hobbit
    2:52 am on September 11th, 2013

    Earthquake was only a 4.1 (preliminary recording) but the epicenter was only 15 miles NE of the city which is why it felt stronger. No reports of damages.

  86. SnowBella
    3:34 am on September 11th, 2013

    I just finished my work for the day. I wish I had the time to read TSATF, but it will have to wait. Tomorrow involves travel to a new place followed by a long day.

    Buddy and Leno: Welcome!

    Head bumps to you all and nighty Nutter Butters.

  87. Wose
    6:31 am on September 11th, 2013

    rio. ( whispering here). make sure your little knapsack is pack, and don’t forget your go phone, and harmonica. look for a gray Toyota corolla . grizz is driving, I am riding shotgun……..

  88. Wose
    6:34 am on September 11th, 2013

    Melanie, Woooooooohoooo! You’ re going to Albany!

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