Today in Osterville Mass.

Spence signing PAW AND ORDER – outside, since it’s a beautiful day – Books By The Sea, 11:30-1:30. Plus dog parade!

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  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:38 am on October 18th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! Have fun today, Spence.
    Have a spencerful Saturday.

  2. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:55 am on October 18th, 2014

    Good morning all. Beautiful day here as well. Have fun Spence.

    Heading off for Lily’s fall horse show after coffee is consumed.
    Should be fun, although Iowa, Lily’s Appy, has come up lame for the second time in two months. She will not be riding him today. This is a concern as he is only 4 or 5 years old.

  3. Billy's Buddy
    9:01 am on October 18th, 2014

    Have fun Spence!

    Hope Iowa is okay.

    Good morning all.

  4. Billy's Buddy
    9:04 am on October 18th, 2014

    Just checking on the immediate pretzel order. Those who want them NOW, NOW, NOW include (I think):

    Rio
    Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    BearSpiritDog
    HOH (plus mouseturds)

    Anyone else?

  5. Billy's Buddy
    9:05 am on October 18th, 2014

    Happy Birthday to B.!

  6. Elliot the Massage Kat
    9:11 am on October 18th, 2014

    Nods to all – so far it is still dark here with clouds scudding past the moon which is only a sliver of cheese. Yum!
    While Spence signs, Catty will work the Library at the Farmers Market – also outside but not such a nice day so far – low 40s.
    Hope yawl have a good weekend day.
    etmk

  7. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:52 am on October 18th, 2014

    BB, We are in for a penny, in for a pound. You can leave out mouse turds on our order, thank you very much.

    50 degrees high here today, so dressing in layers for the outside show. At least they serve coffee and a hot lunch!

  8. B.Stover
    10:05 am on October 18th, 2014

    I’m glad the signing is outside on a beautiful day. The parade would be fun to watch. (We have a wind chill of 40 here and the fall colors are beautiful!)

    Thank you BB.

    Good morning all.

  9. Wolfie
    10:09 am on October 18th, 2014

    Linda, I’d like some, so that I can enjoy them while the Giants win the World Series!

  10. B.Stover
    10:17 am on October 18th, 2014

    Staff: I love your “design wall.” Did you invent it? What an excellent way to make the pattern. (You can see that I’ve never quilted in my life.)

  11. Tupper and Gilly
    10:30 am on October 18th, 2014

    Happy Birthday to the Most Serene and Gracious, Her Royal Majesty Empress Bee

    (We would curtsy, but short Corgi legs…you know)

  12. Billy's Buddy
    10:49 am on October 18th, 2014

    Wolfie, I will be delighted to send some to you, you, you!

  13. Herd of Hounds
    11:02 am on October 18th, 2014

    HRH B:
    Whoo hoo yodel howl.
    Whoo hoo yodel howl.
    Whoo hoo your highness.
    Whoo hoo yodel howl.

  14. Staff
    11:16 am on October 18th, 2014

    Happy B-day to B.

    The design wall is a flannel fabric that has blue lines every two inches (or so). It is ‘or so’ because when you stretch it they can become larger than 2 inches one way or the other. It is held up with a little removable adhesive spray and tiny map tacks. I love map tacks! They are so very useful.

    You can place fabric on it and it sticks to the flannel fairly well. A strong breeze can blow it off so you don’t turn the ceiling fan on high when you are using it.

    WOLFIE please check your SDD soon.

  15. dawson
    11:34 am on October 18th, 2014

    A signing by the sea on a beautiful day and a dog parade to boot! Enjoy!

    Happy Birthday B!

  16. Tupper and Gilly
    11:58 am on October 18th, 2014

    For your perusal – the producer of perfectly palatable pretzels is also celebrating a birthday today.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR LURKER!

  17. Diane C.
    12:08 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Happy Birthday B (and also Dear Lurker) and greetings to all.
    I am excited to be heading for my first opera-at-the-movies outing of the season, but with cautious optimism since the production photos suggest that a) it’s been “updated” with sets and costumes that look like 1920s-30s rich folks household; and b) the best-looking woman in the cast is playing a man. Sigh. Opera–what can you do, it’s about the voices.
    No pretzels for me, thanks. (Something about those big chunks of salt on the outside…)
    Catchya later…

  18. Diane C.
    12:12 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Aaaagh! Please forgive! I thought you were talking about virtual pretzels. No offense meant.

  19. O'Howlers
    12:16 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Happy Birthday to Bee and to Linda the Lurker!!!!
    We love those pretzels, but Mom has sworn off that stuff for now.
    Horses rode. Check.
    Chicken coop cleaned. Check.
    Barn to be cleaned.
    Gardens to be covered.
    Then, a hike?

  20. Wose-the Small and Meek
    12:17 pm on October 18th, 2014

    HRH, B: May all your birthday wishes come true. Enjoy your day! Is a fine glass of wine and a story with Charlie planned?

    Happiest of birthdays to you, Lurker! Many happy returns!

    For the 2016 calendar, I think Plunderer birthdays should be noted. I’ll get that list next year, though.

  21. Wose-the Small and Meek
    12:19 pm on October 18th, 2014

    ETMK: Do you make house calls?

  22. Riö -The Evil Pug
    12:20 pm on October 18th, 2014

    What!….Stover and Lurker are both having a birthday today?…wheeze!….I will have to kill two birds with one birthday card…sneeze!

    http://www.americangreetings.com/ecards/view?i=613991878&m=9432&rr=y&source=ag999&c=emag63458&utm_medium=internal_email&utm_source=pickup&utm_campaign=receiver

  23. Peck of Parrots
    12:57 pm on October 18th, 2014

    SQUWAK! Rio, that bird comment is not within our earshot, so there!

  24. Herd of Hounds
    12:59 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Dearest Lurker, we did not know this was your special day. We would never have not sung 2 ewe. Consider yourself woofed and yodeled and howled to :)

  25. Tupper's Mama
    1:02 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Dear Family – we want to let you know that there is another gentle, loving Newf heart on the other side of the Bridge this morning. Sweet, cuddly Mattie is now waltzing again with our Friend.
    Zoe was with her, and allowed her beloved puppy to rest after a good, happy and romping life.

    Dance among the stars with the rest of your pack, dear girl. Thanks for all the love, and slobbers.

  26. The Other Side of the Bridge
    1:09 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Zoe: Your girl is here with us. She recieved the warmest of welcomes and has been restored to Prime. Thank you for loving her.

  27. Thieves!
    1:12 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Creator, Thank you for Mattie. Please bless and keep her spirit. Please comfort those grieving her passing whether animal or human. Please bless she will know how much she is loved. Amen.

  28. Charlie
    1:15 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Happy birthday to Professor B! I have a special birthday planned for B which includes allowing her to scritch my ears and read to me while sitting in our easy chair.

    Happy birthday to our Billy’s Buddy! Head bumps!

  29. Siber-H
    1:16 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Thieves, Amen
    We love you, Zoe
    Our hearts are with you.

  30. Siber-H
    1:18 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Happy Birthday to Stover and Linda! Husky Birthday Hugs to both of you!

  31. Teddy Ruff Rider
    1:25 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Happiest of birthdays to B and Linda the L. Imagine you both turning 21 on the very same day!

    Mattie, while your physical presence on this earth will be sorely missed, the love that you gave will live on forever. Thoughts and prayers for Zoe.

  32. Thieves!
    1:25 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Wyatt stole our avatar! He may be a late bloomer, but he lives up to the good name of Outlaw when you least expect it. He makes us proud.

  33. Herd of Hounds
    1:28 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Zoe, you and Mac are in our thought and pawrayers today especially. Pleaase accept slobbery newfie kisses from Darah Thea. Dainty licks from Lucy Lou the Labradoo. Energetic licks from Blondie. Please don’t be offended that Pookey doesn’t send licks, she doesn’t kiss anyone.

  34. BSD & Masquers
    1:31 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Thieves: Amen and amen to your Prayer.
    Sending Lots of Love & Big Bear Hugs, Zoe. This is our Favorite Memory of your dear Mattie on this side of the Bridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79H3iBg7Vxo&list=PLAD0502ADEB2B5E21

  35. BSD & Masquers
    1:35 pm on October 18th, 2014

    I fear that was Just Too Much too soon. Our apologies.

  36. Masquers
    1:40 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Wishing the happiest of birthdays to our favorite English professor and the most famous of lurkers.
    And, thank you to Riö for another great card.

    Rose: Good idea for next years calendar.

    Dawson: Saturday signing by the sea. What a lovely picture.

  37. O'Howlers
    1:46 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Amen. Hugs to Zoe and Mac. Sniff

  38. Herd of Hounds
    1:51 pm on October 18th, 2014

    BSD & Masquers, we teared but it was beautiful :)

  39. Staff
    1:57 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Hugs to Zoe on this day. We know she is missing Mattie.

  40. BearSpiritDog
    2:01 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Thank you, HOunds. Sniff.

  41. B.Stover
    2:05 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Happy Birthday Linda the maker of delicious pretzels.

    Thinking of Zoe and Mac.

    Thank you everyone. Rio, the card is lovely. (I’m laughing about you being an Aries.) Tupper and Gilly made me laugh. Charlie, I like your plan.

  42. Zoe
    2:16 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Thanks to Amalia for her wonderful tribute to our Mattie

    I will love her forever! Mattie put the smile in the word dog!You have given her the best gift of all he gift of rest of peaceful dayswaiting by the gate… of love. Of swimming forever in peaceful waters.

    A good friend who knows Mattie well E mailed me this. It’s not the same for Mac and me without her. Thanks all of you .

  43. Masquers
    2:35 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Everybody: Look over on the right…it’s Emily Dickenson who works at Books by the Sea…how kool is that?

  44. Masquers
    2:40 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Zoë: We love you and are thinking of you and Mac.

  45. dawson
    2:47 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Zoe: Your friend’s tribute to Mattie is lovely. You and Mac are in my prayers. So long to a big happy bear of a Newf. You will be well missed, Waltzing Matilda!

    LindaLurker’s birthday too? Happy birthday to you!

  46. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    2:56 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Just got back from a called-off horse show. So much happened while I was gone.

    So sorry to hear about Mattie. She was much loved by Zoe, Our Dear Friend, and by all of us on the blog. Rest peacefully Mattie.

    And Happy Birthday to Bee and Linda L. I hope you both enjoy your special day.

  47. Riö -The Evil Pug
    3:05 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Videos!…I’ve been re-watching all the Riverbear Newf videos and thinking of all our friends who have passed over the rainbow bridge..sniffle!… Those videos are so great!

  48. Riö -The Evil Pug
    3:09 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Zoe!….Mattie, she will live on in the hearts of everyone who loved her. I’m so sorry for your loss….sniffle!

  49. Billy's Buddy
    3:30 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Thank you so much for the kind birthday wishes. The best birthday gift ever was the birth of my older son who turned 39 yesterday. Our family celebrated our “special days” today.

    Rio: I love that card. Thank you. One of my sons is an Aries. An Aries may be hard for a Libra to understand but is not at all hard to love.

    Zoe, my heart is with you. We will always remember Mattie.

    Teddy RR: 21! Ha! (Although I still feel like I’m 21 sometimes.)

  50. Riö -The Evil Pug
    3:49 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Young!…I bet The Lurker feels 21 right after a strengthening cocktail…heh!heh!

  51. Wose-the Small and Meek
    3:57 pm on October 18th, 2014

    RIO! That was such a nice card.

    Zoe: Mattie will live on in your heart always, and your love will live in hers. Many friends and family will be on the Bridge with her. God speed to you both.

    Royal Mum: Such a lovely tribute. sniff

  52. Wose-the Small and Meek
    3:59 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Ooooo, I am the 51st post again. I wonder what four-legged will give me a special kiss….

  53. Wose-the Small and Meek
    4:04 pm on October 18th, 2014

    I am under the Rose quilt. I haven’t slept well in days, and I may be having side effects from the withdrawal of some of my “happy” pills.

  54. Billy's Buddy
    4:27 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Rio! Sweetie, you know me too well. Don’t you love that term, “strengthening cocktail”!?

    Wose, hope you get some sound sleep so the world looks better.

  55. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:07 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Rose!…Get some sleep. Sleep is a good thing especially in the afternoon…snort!yawn!…We are starting to think Beau is losing his hearing because he has been sleeping through “events”…grunt!…Like once he was sleeping in front of the front door and her mother stepped over him and opened the door to get the paper. He never woke up….grunt!….The other time was when her mother left us to go shopping and when she came back, opened the garage door and then came in through the back door only to find Beau sound asleep…snort!

  56. BearSpiritDog
    5:13 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Barb,Magpie,Lucy: What happened to cancel the Horse Show today?
    Sorry to hear about Iowa’s problems.

    Wose: Sleepless in Seattle too. It does not bode well for the Waking Hour.

    Billy’sBuddy: Go ahead and have that Strengthening Cocktail.
    It’s your Day to Howl.

  57. Diane C.
    5:25 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Zoe and Mac–It’s only a temporary separation (which is cold comfort at first, but still true). Holding you in my heart and thoughts.

  58. Tupper and Gilly
    5:44 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Barb – we too want to know why the horse show was cancelled. Is everyone ok?

    Rio – could be that Beau is just so much at home, and so relaxed that he doesn’t bother with sounds of household living. Try whispering something sacreligious in his presence, and see if he jumps up spouting bible verses.

  59. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:46 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Osterville!….I am wondering how the stint in Osterville went today…sniff!…Was there a guy following up behind cleaning the street after the parade? Did Spencer get some candy when it was thrown out by – who?…snort!

  60. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:49 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Beau!…He is an entity unto himself. I have given up trying to influence him in my worldly-pug ways…gruffle!…He is going gray at an alarming rate too…snort! …We are wondering how old he really is, now that he does not have his monthly hair-coloring appointments…chorkel!

  61. Masquers
    6:37 pm on October 18th, 2014

    I’m with the Royals…Beau is feeling at home and safe at last…it was a very good thing that your friend did adopting him and you, Riö, accepting him.
    Spence had a great day for the signing by the sea.

  62. Herd of Hounds
    6:39 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Oh are we lucky dogs! We got some turkey tidbits after the 2 leggers finished dinner. All we had to do was sit patiently and keep our noses away from the table. Only one fox paw, Darah walked under the table and moved it (she doesn’t know how big she is :)

  63. Herd of Hounds
    6:41 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Hey, maybe OFA will post a foto of the gala in Osterville tomorrow to go with the Chetspeak.

  64. BearSpiritDog
    6:42 pm on October 18th, 2014

    And to yet another: Arigato, Dr. Masaru Emoto. RIP.
    “Water is the mirror that has the ability to show us what we cannot see. It is a blueprint for our reality, which can change with a single, positive thought. All it takes is faith, if you’re open to it.”

  65. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:45 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Rio, We thought Beau was about 6. Is that right? Maybe he is really older. BTW, cool card.

    We love the term strengthening cocktail. It makes it sound so positive and healthy, doesn’t it?

    Nothing seriously wrong today. Weather was just cold and crummy, so first the show was delayed and then it was cancelled. Barb stayed for awhile and watched Lily ride another horse in the indoor. Pastures are very muddy and they think maybe Iowa restrained his leg. If this keeps up the v*e*t thinks they should consider an X-ray. Sounds expensive, doesn’t it? Kelly says big animals, big medical bills!

    Baye is doing a school report on family ancestry. Barb loves this stuff, so she is researching and reading thru some papers she has. Barb’s 5 x great grandfather, Joab Houghton, fought in the Revolutionary War against the English. Barb has a photo she took in 2002 of the Houghton School that was built in Caldwell County, Mo. by her great grandfather in 1887. The one room school house functioned till 1945. There was 1 teacher for 1st thru 8th grades, and it was heated with a wood burning stove. There was an outhouse in back. Barb’s mom and her 6 siblings went to that school. Barb’s mom rode her horse 3 miles every day to the high school. 5 out of the 7 children went to college, and one even got her PHD. Unheard of in the Depression! Granddad was a poor Missouri farmer, but he was also a teacher and encouraged his 5 daughters to go to college. Family history is so interesting!

  66. MTMP
    6:51 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Zoe, our hearts break for you today. Hold tight to you precious Mac in memory of all those who have gone before him and allow him to be your strength.

  67. bluecat
    7:17 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Dear Zoe – thoughts of comfort for you and Mac.

    Well said, MTMP.
    Bear – I like the quote.

    HRH-Bee and LL – Happy Birthday! and many more.

    Howlers – big game tonight…

  68. BearSpiritDog
    7:37 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Barb,Magpie,Lucy: We, too, are fascinated with our family roots going Back in Time. One of our relatives has done quite extensive research on our Norwegian Ancestry.

  69. Riö -The Evil Pug
    7:55 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Barb!…I would never have guessed you were Norwegian…snort!…What with that fair skin, bright eyes and white hair…heh!heh!…Oh an don’t forget that daredevil spirit…wheeze!

  70. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:58 pm on October 18th, 2014

    I love that ancestry show “Who Do You Think You Are” Does anyone else like that show?

    When Barb’s grandmother was raising her 7 kids on the farm, her FIL lived with them. He required homemade biscuits 3 times a day. He finally told Grandma he would be willing to have reheated biscuits at lunch and dinner, so she only needed to bake for him once a day. What a great guy!

  71. O'Howlers
    8:28 pm on October 18th, 2014

    We just finished dinner, and now it is time for The Game. Go Irish!
    (Whispering) hope we can stay awake.

  72. Tupper's Mama
    8:30 pm on October 18th, 2014

    The Storyteller and I did research too. Our ancestors were from here.

  73. BearSpiritDog
    8:41 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Rio: Think Vikings!
    Tupper’s Mama: Snort!

  74. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:46 pm on October 18th, 2014

    College!…Footballie is not my thing….snort!…But I hope yer teams win!…heh!

  75. Elliot the Massage Kat
    9:54 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Geez. A lot goes on on this here blog between the time A.Catty is on the computer in the morning, and then again at night. Newfs moving on and moving tables (is it a seance?) with pretzels at ball games by the seaside while ancestors sign books at the ball game and horses prance by….
    Wose, I will try to figure out how to do LDM (long distance massage) and when I do, you will know.

  76. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:04 pm on October 18th, 2014

    We are saying night all.

  77. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:24 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Original!…Seven Brides for Seven Brothers…heh!…Watching it on public tv channel..snuffle!

  78. MTMP
    10:48 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Then by the time we get back everyone has called it a night, so we shall do likewise. Mom had a busy day at the church fall festival, and I had yard patrol. Those dam skirrels are making my yard look like a mine field. Dig, dig, dig, all day long.

    later taters

  79. BooBear
    10:54 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Zoe, I am so sorry about your beautiful Mattie. It’s so hard to lose our babies.

    Happy birthday, B and Linda! Hope your day was special.

  80. Staff
    11:17 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Good nighty noodles all.

    Zoe I am thinking about your great grandbaby due any day now. Will you let us know as soon as Melanie’s grand baby arrives? We are waiting, not so patiently, for news.

  81. Tupper's Mama
    11:54 pm on October 18th, 2014

    Goodnight, family.

  82. Diane C.
    11:55 pm on October 18th, 2014

    I thought I’d check back after pulling up the Pinto Memo for my students–depressing reading–and now everyone seems to be headed for Dreamland. Well, OK–me too then, I guess.
    (Barb, Mag and Lucy–“strengthening cocktail” is a favorite term I’ve borrowed from P.G. Wodehouse’s Bertie Wooster–a dubious role model, but a man who knew where his strengths lay).
    Bright blessings all…

  83. ALR
    1:09 am on October 19th, 2014

    What a coincidence that a friend of mine and I were discussing books we love that others might disdain, and who did she bring up but Bertie Wooster! I have a little scrap of paper right here by my computer with P. G. Wodehouse, Bertie Wooster and his manservent Jeeves noted for inspection! No scrap of paper on my desk goes missing before inspection. If that is the source of the “strengthening cocktail” I’m in!

  84. Alice M. Johnson
    7:29 am on October 19th, 2014

    If Staff had to choose a favorite author, aside from Our Favorite Author, she would choose PG Wodehouse. She says he has given her more laughs per page than any other author.

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