To Fetch A Thief: A Tiny Excerpt

“How about Peanut?” Bernie said. “Does she have any enemies?”

“Is that a serious question?”

“Not really,” Bernie said. “But if she does, look out.”

“Why is that?”

“Because an elephant never forgets.”

Whoa right there. An elephant never forgets? Had I heard that before? Couldn’t quite recall. What was Bernie saying? Not that elephants are in some way better than – ? My mind dug in its heels, wouldn’t go any further in that direction.

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133 Responses to “To Fetch A Thief: A Tiny Excerpt”

  1. B.Stover
    3:45 am on September 25th, 2010

    Chet: Elephants are in no way better than dogs. I wonder if that's true about elephants never forgetting which I've heard before. Research!

  2. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:52 am on September 25th, 2010

    Good morning, y'all! Late night last night, but I finally caught up with all the posts this morning. I agree with PA/SQ/Admin and everybody else who loves the badges. Did I tell you that Mom laminated hers and put it on a ribbon to wear around her neck? And those are great photos of Rio and Siber-H with their caps. Any chance I could get one with an Angels hat, Staff? At least you'd only have to fit it around one ear!

  3. Kirby T. Penworthy
    3:54 am on September 25th, 2010

    Oop! I meant Melanie for the hat — Staff's making the badges, and we already have one of those! Sorry!

  4. B.Stover
    3:56 am on September 25th, 2010

    Hey Kirby. Congratulations of last night's football game. Apparently the Rockies lost and Rio is never going to watch a baseball game again…ever.

    Melanie made the pictures with the caps and Staff put the pictures on the badges.

  5. Melanie
    4:12 am on September 25th, 2010

    There's a new book out called The Tiger. Not sure who wrote it because it's over with Dan right now.

    Here's the blurb from Amazon: . Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the taiga, John Vaillant provides an unforgettable true account of a lethal collision between man and beast in a remote Russian village during the late 1990's. At its core, The Tiger is the story of a desperate poacher who picked the wrong tiger to accost.

    The tiger REMEMBERS the guy and stalks him down. When Dan was in the CIA (not for long) and then Navel Intelligence he had to learn Russian. As children we were very impressed that he could say mustard pot in Russian.

    So add to never making an elephant angry, tigers.

  6. Melanie
    4:14 am on September 25th, 2010

    Kirby and Wöökie, need photos of you looking ahead! Then I will place the hats upon your heads!

    Oh, yea, I should read the ENTIRE blurb to see that the author's name is there!!

  7. Kirby T. Penworthy
    4:27 am on September 25th, 2010

    Melanie: Can you use the one from my avatar, or is that at too much of an angle?

  8. Debbie LM
    4:52 am on September 25th, 2010

    I thought that this photo with me in more formal wear would look good with the cap! (Using Mom's address this morning since she is tech support in the family) Wookie

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  9. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:01 am on September 25th, 2010

    Mom used to say to our girls (before I joined the family) Good Morning, Kats and Kittens! That is how I feel today, even though it is slightly inappropriate for the occasion.

    It rained all night here and is still thundering. I am not a big fan of thunder, but mom loves to listen to the rain. And the big news is Fall Has Arrived in North Texas! Our favorite fall song is "September Morn", but we don't listen to it until the first day when it feels like this. Our grandpa, somewhat of a country boy used to say (I've heard) that this kind of day makes you want to slap a wildcat up side of the head. I am not sure how the wildcat might feel about that, more research may be needed.

    Admin, et. al. saw our badges!!! And loves them!!! I think our exclamation mark key may be stuck!!!

    Today is the second day of the Great State Fair of Texas. Mom is interested in trying the Fried Frito Pie, but not the fried beer. I am afraid that the fair is another one of those unenlightened places that prohibits our kind. hmpff

  10. Alice Johnson
    5:04 am on September 25th, 2010

    You know what else never forgets? Crows!….

    and a wonderful TED speech on Crows.

    Staff and her Mom both like Crows

  11. Barb & Maggie
    5:05 am on September 25th, 2010

    We have a funny story for you this morning (maybe not as funny as Melanie's). Barb works 1 or 2 days a week in the office of the local real estate office. We have our house on the market so we can move back closer to our family.

    So yesterday Barb was at the office and this guy called and asked if he could show the house in an hour. Barb ran home and got me and took me back to the office. It was too hot to keep me in the car, so she took me into the office on my leash.

    I was sitting like a good girl and a nice lady agent was giving me some pats on my head. All of a sudden the broker appeared at the top of the stairs. She is a crazy, mean and nasty lady who Barb says should be on medication and who doesn't like my

    kind at all.

    Well, she started yelling and screaming things like "You can't have that DOG in here, and don't let IT scratch my furniture and blah, blah. She starts down the stairs still yelling and flailing her arms in the air. I didn't know she does that stuff all the time.

    Did I mention that one of the things in my genetics is that we put ourselves between our person and danger? Picture a raging bull charging at Barb and me biting it on the nose. So I jumped up and started a woo, woo, woo, woo, woo in my most menacing voice. This lady screamed at the top of her lungs and ran back up the stairs. She may have even peed her pants.

    Barb was like "OMG, she has never done that before, she's really very friendly". Well she left in a hurry, and the other lady was laughing like crazy. She said "Do you think she scared Maggie?" Barb said "No, I think she was saying, "Come any closer and I will have to bite you". The lady said "Maybe we should try that some time". I was just picturing that charging bull!

  12. Barb & Maggie
    5:12 am on September 25th, 2010

    Wookie, That is a very good picture of you. Can you stick your tongue out a little more so I can see the blue spot?

  13. Alice Johnson
    5:13 am on September 25th, 2010


    I am awaiting moderation.

    I shouldn't have put two links up at once.


  14. staff
    5:16 am on September 25th, 2010….

    Here is the link that is not a problem. The other is a video.


  15. Riö - The Evil
    5:33 am on September 25th, 2010

    Huh!…Dan was in the CIA??….snort!

  16. Barb & Maggie
    5:38 am on September 25th, 2010

    Staff, Interesting article. Crows are smarter than humans give them credit for, and "flying rats", that sounds exciting!

  17. Riö - The Evil
    5:42 am on September 25th, 2010

    MagPie!… Great Story…heh!snort!heh!…. You’ve got to put the crazies in their place right off the bat….sneeze!

    Wookie!…That's my favorite photo of you pal!…grunt!

  18. Kirby T. Penworthy
    5:49 am on September 25th, 2010

    Maggie: If "flying rats" recognize people, maybe "walking rats" recognize you! Maybe if you wore a mask the next time you go "ratting," the rats would come out because they wouldn't recognize you as The Great Ratter!

  19. B.Stover
    5:56 am on September 25th, 2010

    Macy: I hope your exclamation key gets unstuck! LOL

    Mollypop: In case you hadn't heard, there is now Scrabble for the Kindle. I thinks it's only for the newer versions which I find extremely irritating. I think I'm going to send an email complaining about it to Amazon.

  20. Barb & Maggie
    6:06 am on September 25th, 2010

    Kirby, I have been trying the Wookie mustache, but may have to go for the full facial disguise. Barb said Dick Cheney is absolutely out!

    Bee, If you paid $500 for your Kindle, you should get free upgrades.

  21. staff
    6:08 am on September 25th, 2010

    the CIA and Naval Intelligence. Hmmmmmm

    No wonder he is such a fighter.

  22. Alice
    6:09 am on September 25th, 2010

    Barb and Maggie,

    Way to protect your friends!

    Heh heh heh

  23. Alice Johnson
    6:10 am on September 25th, 2010

    Barb and Maggie,

    Way to protect your friends!

    Heh heh heh

  24. Barb & Maggie
    6:12 am on September 25th, 2010

    Melanie, Your family has such an interesting and exciting history!

  25. B.Stover
    6:15 am on September 25th, 2010

    I just sent an email to Amazon. We shall see….

    Melanie: Given his experience, I wonder what Dan would think of the tv series Rubicon.

    B&M: My first reaction regarding the real estate broker was that I wish Maggie had bitten her nose. However, that would have caused worse problems given the woman's bad temper.

  26. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:21 am on September 25th, 2010

    Maggie: Is the woman Barb's boss? Or another employee? I think you were very brave to stand up to that charging bull, but I just don't want Barb to lose her job over it!

  27. Melanie
    6:28 am on September 25th, 2010

    Kirby: I like that photo, but I can't take it off the web site. It's too small. Can you post the photo?

  28. Melanie
    6:30 am on September 25th, 2010

    MagPie! Awesome! We had a puppy who went to a house with small children. That dog had not introduced to the Grandfather who decided to come for a visit and just walked in. The dog would not let the man get near the children. Didn't woo, woo, woo but just stood in front of the kids and wouldn't let him near them.

    If a Newf is in your way, you don't go far. We think we could lend them out to sports teams.

  29. Melanie
    6:32 am on September 25th, 2010

    Now we have to add crows to the list to never make angry.

    We've got ravens nesting near here. They are cool. They make some great sounds. They do not like the hawks and eagles.

  30. Barb & Maggie
    6:34 am on September 25th, 2010

    Kirby, Barb is admin. one or two days a week, so the broker is Barb's boss. Barb says it's better for all concerned that I let her off with a warning.

    I, like Chet, am quite a good leaper, so I could have bitten her on the nose if she had kept charging at us. Bee, Barb got a little chuckle out of picturing that senario!

  31. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:36 am on September 25th, 2010

    Thanks Melanie, I like this photo, too. Mom tried to take a head-on picture of me, but I couldn't look into the camera. I think it's like Chet and the binoculars — too machine-like for me!

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  32. Barb & Maggie
    6:40 am on September 25th, 2010

    Does Rio need to fret about the crows getting our books before they are delivered? Maybe he needs to alert Rockie.

  33. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:43 am on September 25th, 2010

    Barb and Maggie: SHHHHH! Ixnay on the owscray!!! Rio's got enough to connipe about without adding that to the mix!!!

  34. Siber-H
    6:46 am on September 25th, 2010

    YIPPIE! Tip of the Hat to Melanie and Staff on their talented work on the badges. My mother is learning to live with the fact that my dirty toys are immortalized.

    The Rockies could use several Nefws.

    Congratulations on the win last night, Kirby. That would have been an exciting game.

  35. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:53 am on September 25th, 2010

    Melanie: When my mom was younger — much younger! — her family lived on a farm in Iowa, and they had a collie named McBrie. My mom's youngest brother is 14 years younger than she is, and one day when Michael was a couple years old he was playing in the fenced yard, until he noticed that the gate was open. He started toddling out into the farmyard, but Grandma looked out the window just in time to see McBrie run after him, gently take his hand in her mouth, turn him around and lead him back into the yard. Then she stood guard at that gate and wouldn't let him back out! We dogs are heroic!!!

  36. Siber-H
    6:55 am on September 25th, 2010

    Maggie!!! That's my girl! Dogs know…dogs just know nasty people from good people.

    Barb and Maggie? You guys aren't having to leave life in the country are you?

    Dogs are smarter than elephants. IMHO

  37. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:00 am on September 25th, 2010

    Siber-H: Thanks! Dad was just telling us that our JV team had a similar situation the night before with the JV from the same school. They were losing, and all the other team needed to do was "take a knee" to end the game. But instead they tried to run the ball and fumbled. Our team recovered it, then passed for a touchdown and won the game! Before the game started last night, their head coach was talking to one of our coaches, and said he had learned something watching the JV game — just to take a knee instead of trying to run it. But I guess he didn't learn that lesson real well, because they ended up doing the very same thing!

  38. Mollie (a black pood
    7:03 am on September 25th, 2010

    Melanie and Staff: Wonderful work on the caps and badges. I don't know how you do it, you are both so talented.

    After reading the TFAT excerpt, I am so anxious to read it. I phoned the Poisoned Pen bookstore to see how soon they would send TFAT after it was signed. They said they would send it the day after.

  39. Barb & Maggie
    7:07 am on September 25th, 2010

    Ok Kirby, moms the word on the owscray!

    Yesterday when Barb was driving to the office there was a injured crow sitting in the middle of the street. Barb stopped her car and it just sat there, so she put on her flashers and got out. It then proceeded to hop under her car. Cars were driving around her, and she couldn't reach the bird, so then she got out a window scraper and used that to push it out from under the car. She thought it was going to die, but didn't want it to get squished on the street, so she carried it over and put it in some bushes.

    According to Barb's Animal Speak book, crows are the symbol of watchfullness, and often will warn other crows and even other animals of danger. They always post lookouts when feeding.

  40. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:10 am on September 25th, 2010

    Melanie: Don't worry, I can wait. I'm real good at waiting. I'll just take a nap!

  41. B.Stover
    7:12 am on September 25th, 2010

    Kirby: What a wonderful story. It's amazing how astute dogs are.

    Years ago my Doberman, Brandy, and his best friend Rocky, a German Shepherd combination, and I were at a turn out farm for Standardbred broodmares and foals. Rocky started chasing the foals which stirred up the mares. I said to Brandy, "Make Rocky stop!" Immediately Brandy ran after Rocky and prodded him back over to me. Communication.

  42. Siber-H
    7:12 am on September 25th, 2010

    Very handsome photo of Wookie with this Colorado Rockies cap on. With all the support the Rockies are getting from us dogs, you'd think they would start winning.

  43. Barb & Maggie
    7:13 am on September 25th, 2010

    Kirby, Was your collie a Lassie type collie, or a farm collie? That is another name for my kind- English Shephred, farm collie, barn collie. We were the farmer's all purpose dogs, and there are alot of stories of my ancestors saving kids, as well as biting bulls on the nose.

  44. Barb & Maggie
    7:17 am on September 25th, 2010

    Colorado Rockies? Whoa! I thought that C R meant Commander Rio!

  45. Barb & Maggie
    7:22 am on September 25th, 2010

    Siber H. If we move back closer to the kids Barb still wants to have a country property. Prices are higher back there, so she will downsize, but still wants to have the chickens. Goats are optional.

    Talking about goats, Barb looked them up in her Animal Speak book. It say in part, "If the goat has climbed into your life, this is the time to begin new climbs and new endeavors. You will be able to move ahead with great surety."

  46. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:27 am on September 25th, 2010

    Maggie: McBrie was a "Lassie" kind of collie, although I never met her. She went over the rainbow bridge long ago!

    Although she was heroic, she also used to drive my grandpa nuts, because sometimes when there was a big snow Grandpa would go out to take landscape photos. Bri loved to roam with him — the only problem was that he would get all set to take a photo, and she would go tramping across the newly fallen snow, leaving her pawprints right through Grandpa's carefully composed photo!

  47. Siber-H
    7:38 am on September 25th, 2010

    Farm Dogs!…Mom is watching the National Sheepdog Finals on the internet this weekend. Unlike the Iditarod, it is free.

    Maggie, maybe Rio would like to adopt the goats if you don't get to keep them. We are glad the chickens will be with you.

  48. Barb & Maggie
    7:45 am on September 25th, 2010

    Siber H, Is that on tv too? Barb says we don't do as well in trials as Border Collies and Aussies, because we just herd to take care of a problem and keep order. We are not driven to herd just for the joy of doing it. BBL

  49. Riö - The Evil
    7:56 am on September 25th, 2010

    CR!…Heh!snort!Heh!….Good one MagPie…snorkel!….Well, her mother just left – no damage done this time. She finally got her vacuum out of the shop…snort!…. We can’t decide what to do today. Read or go visit Grandma or watch movies or go for a walk or take a nap….wheeze!…. I vote Nap. My vote doesn’t count around here so we are going to read for a while. Rodger has us very intrigued right now…grunt!

    Goats!… No goats ever….snort!

  50. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:56 am on September 25th, 2010

    My so much variety today. Wookie I never stop marveling at your sophisticated good looks. Kirby, never let 'em get your goat about your ears, I think they are charming. (nobody has noticed that I have rather prominent ears).

    Loved Maggie's story. People "in power" sometimes need to be brought down a peg.

    I am happy for all of you who have ravens and crows. All we have here are nasty disgusting grackles. Fort Worth has a full time grackle harasser who tries to convince them to stay out of the nightlife area of downtown.

    Alice, you seem to be having an identity crisis today.

  51. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:59 am on September 25th, 2010

    From Siber's post paraphrased "May the chickens be with you".

  52. Siber-H
    8:05 am on September 25th, 2010

    Macy, lol

    Maggie, No it is not on tv. Yes, Border Collies are driven and focused. I don't get it.

  53. Melanie
    9:49 am on September 25th, 2010

    T-FAT HAS ARRIVED!</em?</b>

    See you all later!!!!!

  54. Melanie
    9:51 am on September 25th, 2010

    First thing. The cover does feel cool. But the white ear is gone. Bummer.

    Now Mums the word!

  55. Melanie
    10:02 am on September 25th, 2010

    Really ready now.

    Virgin Mary: check

    Patsy guarding the door: check

    Loreena McKennett playing: check

    ice pack for back: check

    (should NOT have lifted the arm chairs from the yard sale into the van.)

    Go to go.

  56. J. V.
    10:07 am on September 25th, 2010

    hey all in a library near they are ready have To fetch a thief in stock so i am on my way to go and pick it up.

  57. Riö - The Evil
    10:32 am on September 25th, 2010

    Heh!…. Well, we won’t be hearing from Melanie for a while…snort!….I bet by next week all of you will be reading it and then I can FINALLY talk about it!…grunt!

  58. Melanie
    12:02 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Kirby and MagPie: The Nation within the Nation is HEROIC!

    Kirby: got the photo. Will need some time, working on some else. Much rather be doing this.


  59. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:02 am on September 25th, 2010

    We won't be reading it until after the signing, so mum is still the word. Our library doesn't even have in on order. <code> snarf

  60. Melanie
    11:20 am on September 25th, 2010

    Melanie sighing with delight!

    If I had a tail, it would be making a breeze.

  61. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:44 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Oh My Gosh! We just finished reading TFAT! Mom has been stretching it out — no matter how impatient I got, Mom kept saying she had to make it last because it would be awhile before Spence would give us another one. For those of you still waiting for your copy — totally worth the wait!

    Mom's right though, I'm a little sad that it's over. Sometimes it's nice to come to a series late, then you can just read one book after another, the way we did with Ingrid. Speaking of Ingrid…I don't know whether I want Spence to hurry with the next Chet book, or PA to hurry with the next Ingrid book! Maybe he can he sit in the middle of two computers and type on one with each hand!!!

  62. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:48 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Melanie: I do have a tail, and we had close to hurricane-strength winds around here!

  63. Riö - The Evil
    12:51 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Kirby!… Spence has trouble typing with two hands on one computer…heh!…I don’t think he could handle tip…tapping on two computers at the same time…grunt!….Nice idea though…heh!

  64. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:00 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Mom and Dad are heading out to a football party — it's not a school anyone around at our house went to — in fact, we're not telling our girl they're going because she probably would never come home again! So this is one party I have no problem skipping! But Mom says she's not leaving the computer on for me, so I'll have to sign off for awhile. Dagnabit!!!


  65. Melanie
    2:16 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Wow! I've only gotten to chapter 6. I'm pawsing now or I will read ALL night!

    So I worked on Kirby! And I've missed Kirby! Oh, well.

  66. Melanie
    2:19 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Whoops, I meant to put up Kirby's picture.

    Mac has decided he wants one with him with a Red Sox hat; I told him he needed to wait until tomorrow!

    [img ][/img]

  67. Siber-H
    3:02 pm on September 25th, 2010

    That picture makes me laugh because of the cute expression on Kirby's face.

  68. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:09 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Hello everyone, Wolfie here!

    Mom's TFAT is in PA, and won't be here until Tuesday. Curses! Usually our Amazon stuff gets shipped from Las Vegas, which takes no time at all. But this last shipment started from Delaware.

    I think Mom might be sick on Wednesday.

    We are also getting the Professor Layton game. We have a DS and I nap while mom plays. We also like Lorena McKennitt. A lot.

    Melanie, we may not be hearing from you in a while, but I would love to see what a werepug would look like.


    Love the hats and badges also!!

    It is hot here in the foothills. I want some big storms! Rain!! Wind!!! Thunder!! Okay, maybe not thunder.

  69. Riö - The Evil
    3:13 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Cap!….That’s the same look I have on my face right now going into tonight’s game!…snort!… A tad worried – ever faithful, but a tad worried…sniff!… The game is starting right now!…sneeze!

    Wookie! SiberH!….Do you guys have your CR Caps on right now?….grunt!

  70. Riö - The Evil
    3:30 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Holy Crap!….What a wild first inning!…snort!….Eric Young was hit by a ball right in the neck from a throw by our usually right on catcher….grunt!…Then Buster Posie lost control of his bat and it flew into the stands!!. Fortunately not hitting anyone. Amazing no one was killed….wheeze!

  71. Melanie
    3:44 pm on September 25th, 2010
  72. Siber-H
    3:44 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Yes, I am here for the game (and a tad worried also) with my CR cap on. You're right, Rio…the expression on Kirby's face is the same as ours going into this game.

  73. Siber-H
    3:45 pm on September 25th, 2010


  74. Riö - The Evil
    3:56 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Grunt!!…. I feel a lot more Evil Looking than that some days, let me tell ya! ….hooo! heh!heh! ….The Rockies are ahead by ONE bottom of the Second….snort!

  75. Riö - The Evil
    3:58 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Kirby!… The Red Cap is very flattering…snorkel!…It brings out your eyes…snort!

  76. Melanie
    4:01 pm on September 25th, 2010



  77. B.Stover
    4:11 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Rio: You said that you were never watching baseball again…ever.

    Melanie: Congratulations to oldest son.

  78. Riö - The Evil
    4:12 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Fitting!… The Ken Burns PBS baseball show starts Sept. 28th….snort!…Fitting because our author is a baseball fan too! I wonder how his team is doing against those damned Yankees this weekend….grunt!…Now the Rockies are behind one run…simper.

    Melanie!…Good news!…Hopefully Dan will be able to go to the Wedding!…snort!

  79. Riö - The Evil
    4:13 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Stover!… I would never say that for real….grunt!…Only in a fit of despair….sob!

  80. Siber-H
    4:16 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Hey!! Great news, Melanie!!! I bet she thinks you are wonderful too.

  81. Siber-H
    4:21 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Rio, at the end of the baseball game yesterday, we may have overreacted a wee bit. It was tragic, though.

    How am I going to read TFAT, follow baseball on the internet, and watch the Ken Burns series. I'm not that good at multi- tasking.

  82. Staff
    4:26 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Whoo I am back from a whole day at the quilt show in Fargo. 232 quilts and 20 vendors. I had to have a friend carry my goodies after a while. Good thing I have good friends.

    I will get right on those badges.

    Macy, you noticed my moment of confusion. I was stealing the computer from Alice and she jogged my hand and I posted too fast. One was moderated because the name didn't match the email addy.

    So I posted again correctly. Now they are both there. (((Sigh)))


  83. Barb & Maggie
    4:35 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Congrats, Melanie. Will it be next year? Also, thanks for showing us what a werepug looks like. Signing off for now….

  84. Riö - The Evil
    4:36 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Staff!…We here are glad you feel well enough to spend the whole day at a Quilt Show…heh! …There is one coming up in a small town around here soon and my friend is debating whether to go to it or not…grunt!….I’m not allowed near Quilts or anything of value really…snuff!

  85. Staff
    4:39 pm on September 25th, 2010
  86. Staff
    4:39 pm on September 25th, 2010
  87. Staff
    4:41 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Kirby had to have a darker red or his hat looked wrong. Does Kirby's Dad need an updated (hat) ID or is his regular one OK?

  88. Melanie
    4:41 pm on September 25th, 2010

    MagPie and Barb: Hmmm, took him over four years to ask her! LOL Heaven knows when they'll get married!

    Hi Staff! I'm going to TRY to go to sleep!

  89. Staff
    4:43 pm on September 25th, 2010


    I don't understand why they won't let you near a quilt. I am sure you would be very respectful of them. You know how much work they are. I did have to do a lot of resting, but only because my feet hurt, not because of any other issues. There is a lot of standing at a quilt show.

  90. Staff
    4:44 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Heehee Melanie,

    Such an eventful day. I think it might take you a while to slow down. Good thing you didn't get to Chapter 8. I remember that as being very hard to leave.

  91. wookie of chevy chas
    5:00 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Melanie. I don't know whether to first thank you for the cap photo (I just love it) or congratulate you on the great news from OTAS, so I'm doing both at the same time

    Staff – Mom says thanks also for the ID card. It looks fabulous.

    Rio. – I definitely have my cap on for the game, and if the Rockies win tonight, I promise not to take it off for the rest of the season.


  92. Riö - The Evil
    5:04 pm on September 25th, 2010

    T-FAT!…Every Chapter is hard to put down! It takes incredible strength to do so…snort!..My friend was sweating bullets at one point trying to put down the Book….heh!… Not really but it seemed that way at the time!…grunt!

  93. Riö - The Evil
    5:06 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Wookie!…Woooo! Thank You!…,grunt!

  94. FattyKitty
    5:14 pm on September 25th, 2010

    I leave for 2 measly days and it's a whole new blog. Caps and Badges! Did anyone else see Little Detective Agency on Facebook?

  95. Siber-H
    5:23 pm on September 25th, 2010

    FK, I haven't seen it. Are we missing something?

  96. FattyKitty
    5:31 pm on September 25th, 2010

    The Librarian "liked" the page and was only the fifth one. Somebody either spammed it with an ad or it's a joke from one of Bernie's friends. So – we're not missing anything yet. Maybe we should give Bernie a case, like what's up with those Rockies?

  97. Jasper the Poodle
    5:35 pm on September 25th, 2010

    I liked the page too. That Mike Baker is a sheep! Check out his pic. Bawahhhaaaa!

  98. Riö - The Evil
    5:44 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Fabulous Baker Boy!…Thank Gawd he isn’t a Goat!…heh! … Is this a real page or a farce?…sniff!sniff!

  99. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:51 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Attention all ye baseball fans…..Ranger's are in the post season, we are going to the playoffs!!!!!

    Rio looks good, I like the new face better.

  100. dawson
    5:52 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Bottom of the i2th inning Twins and Tigers tied 10 to 10

  101. Macy the Min-Pin
    5:55 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Rio, are you aware that your friend has a goat in her picture?

  102. Riö - The Evil
    5:57 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Min Pin!…Thanks. I like you too!…snort!

  103. Siber-H
    6:03 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Congratulations to the Texas Rangers!! I'm happy they made it to the playoffs.

  104. Riö - The Evil
    6:09 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Min Pin! …Regarding Facebook, I personally do not go out there….grunt!… I was sitting on my friends lap when she checked out the Little Detective Agency page though, because I am interested in all things “Bernie Little”….heh!…We didn’t see anything of interest out there at this time and for me this just proves my point about Facebook…snort!… Very boring and not my cup of kibble….wheeze!

  105. Siber-H
    6:11 pm on September 25th, 2010

    nor mine

  106. dawson
    6:13 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Melanie: Kirby and Wookie look very cool in their hats and:

    Congratulations to the engaged couple. When my oldest finally got married to his long suffering significant other she chose the song, "At Last", sung by Etta James to play as they walked down the aisle

  107. Riö - The Evil
    6:23 pm on September 25th, 2010

    TIED!…Bottom of the 8th!….Wooooo!…The lucky Caps are Working!…yeep!

  108. dawson
    6:26 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Melanie: The caps are working! Go Rockies!

    Detroit Tigers have won in the 13th inning!

  109. Riö - The Evil
    6:27 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Nine!…To Nine in the Nineth!…heh!

  110. FattyKitty
    6:29 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Wow. I can't believe the Twins caught up like that. Egad! 13th inning and Detroit's ahead by one run. Staff or Dawson? Staff or Dawson?

  111. Siber-H
    6:30 pm on September 25th, 2010

    This is the sound of me not breathing.

  112. FattyKitty
    6:31 pm on September 25th, 2010

    On my game day they're still playing (Det & Twinkies). Harumph. Oh – now they say it's final. After this I'll just let Commander Rio do the play by play.

  113. dawson
    6:34 pm on September 25th, 2010

    You can breathe now Siber H.

  114. Riö - The Evil
    6:36 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Fatty!…Heh!…Game Day is always behind….snort!…Yea Tigers!

  115. Riö - The Evil
    6:37 pm on September 25th, 2010

    SiberH!… Not Yet! We are still tied!…snort!…No 10th inning pleeeeesse!..grunt!

  116. Riö - The Evil
    6:39 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Hey!…The winning run is on with 2 outs…snort!…Rockies could pull it off! Caps on Everyone!…grunt!!

  117. Riö - The Evil
    6:45 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Tenth!…Going to the Tenth inning!…snort!…Caps On! Caps On!…Any little bit of an edge will help!… cough!

  118. dawson
    6:49 pm on September 25th, 2010

    I can't go to bed now. Wearing my Tigers scarf but rooting for the Rockies.

  119. Siber-H
    6:55 pm on September 25th, 2010

    I wish the MLB had some sort of subscription service where a fan could go to sleep, and then a recording would call you as soon as there was a final score in the game/games of your choice.

    I'm getting sleeeepy.

  120. dawson
    7:01 pm on September 25th, 2010


  121. Siber-H
    7:02 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Whew and WOO WOO!!! The lucky caps worked!

    Good Night Friends!!!

  122. dawson
    7:02 pm on September 25th, 2010

    The caps made the difference. Now we can sleep.

  123. Riö - The Evil
    7:02 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Never!….Never say Die!…snort!snort!…The Rockies Winnit tonight!….sob!…Still Alive!…yeep!yeep!…Woooooo!

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  124. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:03 pm on September 25th, 2010

    I'm back! The bad news is that the team we went to the party for lost — but the good news is that Iowa won today, beating Ball State 45-0!!! Go Hawkeyes!!! (After last weekend, we needed it!)

    Melanie: Thank you, thank you, thank you for the picture. It's just fantabulous!!! I love it, but Dad not so much. He seems to think I'm his dog so I should root for those orange birds instead of the Angels. But I'd just as soon eat those orange birds as cheer for them!

    Oh, and congratulations to OTAS and his SO! After looking at her website I found myself thinking that they are truly kindred spirits — I'm so glad they think so, too!

    Staff: Thank you, than you, thank you for my badge. Don't worry about making one for Dad, though. (See above!)

  125. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:03 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Rio whether you like facebook or not, your friend still has a goat in her picture. What is up with that?

    Have you heard that the Rangers are going to the playoffs!!!

  126. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:05 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Yippee for the Rockies!!!

    Oh, and Macy, congratulations to your Rangers as well. I guess if it couldn't be the Angels in the playoffs, I'd just as soon have it be the Rangers. Sob!

  127. dawson
    7:07 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Congratulations to the Rangers.

    And to the Hawkeyes. You look great in your cap, Kirby.

  128. wookie of chevy chas
    7:09 pm on September 25th, 2010

    Go Rockies!!!!! The caps did it. Wooo Wooo Wooo. We are all skipping tonight. Caps stay on for the rest of the season. Wookie

  129. Gus & BooBear
    7:16 pm on September 25th, 2010

    OMG! We haven't checked the blog since Friday early evening because we were playing with the new Kindle. Haven't read all the posts yet but just found out Macy's parents will be at the signing in Houston! How fantastic that Mom will get to meet another plunderer parent! Macy, tell your Mom & Dad that my Mom will have on a badge, too. Staff made her one back when the book signing was first posted and she found out one was in Houston. The bookstore (Murder by the Book) is an old fashioned, genuine bookstore but not very large so Mom plans on getting there about an hour before the signing. Last signing she went to (Lee Child) she sat on the floor.

    Gotta go and catch up on what all has been posted. Mom was painting walls today (not cantalope colored, Dawson) and has just now looked at the computer.

  130. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:34 pm on September 25th, 2010

    G and BB, mom is very excited to know that she will get to meet another plunderer.

    Macy out

  131. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:02 pm on September 25th, 2010

    G'night, y'all! It's 1 a.m. and I can hardly keep my eyes open!

  132. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    12:55 am on September 26th, 2010


    Lol, loved the werepug!! Made my day. And congrats to your OTAS and SO. Maybe you'll be hearing the pitter pat of little two legged pups someday. That would be fun!

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