Two Lovely Things

Which we haven’t shown for a while. They now hang in a nice spot in the office. Many thanks to Rio, and Floyd Harris, the woodcarver.

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  1. Oley Howlers
    8:18 am on November 17th, 2014

    Morning!
    Kudos to Rio, in the tagline this morning!
    Staff, here is a Snopes link that at least partially debunks (“Mixture”) the wheat theory we were discussing yesterday. Althogh, we are still concerned about the unsafe farming practices in use on the big factory farms nowadays. We’ll stick with organic.
    http://www.snopes.com/food/tainted/roundupwheat.asp

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:22 am on November 17th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! Those carvings beautiful, unique and a treasure. Have a marvelous Monday.

  3. Oley Howlers
    8:38 am on November 17th, 2014

    HOH! You woke Mom up from a sound sleep, thinking it was another call from work. She had trouble getting back to sleep after that. She is not happy.

  4. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:38 am on November 17th, 2014

    What a wonderful gift that was. I think this is Spence’s way of saying something positive without actually getting involved with the situation, or saying anything that could be construed as taking sides.

    Thanks Spence.

  5. bluecat
    8:52 am on November 17th, 2014

    Thanks Spence.

    Barb – check out Billy’s Buddy’s take on Gone Girl from last night,
    if you’re still wondering.

    We have a dusting of snow and ice this morning; it’s very pretty.

    It’s hard to wait for the auction:-)

  6. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:52 am on November 17th, 2014

    HOH, Was that call very late – or very early? Sounds like either way Howlers were asleep.

    Now, after reading BB’s comments about Gone Girl, not sure if I want to read it. There were about 40 people on the waiting list when I first signed on, and now I am up to #5. Could have it within a couple of weeks since there are multiple copies in the system. I do not like graphic violence or sex in books or movies, and I am not a prude either.

  7. B.Stover
    8:52 am on November 17th, 2014

    Those are lovely things.

    Rio: I will check out The Missing. I also like James Nesbitt.

    Good morning all.

  8. Wose-the Small and Meek
    9:09 am on November 17th, 2014

    Greetings!

    The wood carvings are a thing of beauty!

    B,M&L: I have read “Gone Girl”, seen the movie with Grizz,(thumbs us from us both) and read Gillian Flynn’s other novels. She is an excellent writer, and leads you through so many twists and turns in her books, you will be guessing until the end. Yes, her books do contain violence and sex, but these elements are part of the plot, not just used gratuitously, as for instance, say in “Fifty Shades of Gray.” While I did not read that book, I have heard enough about it to know it is a piece of trash. I think “Gone Girl” says a lot about relationships, and makes social commentary about today’s media.

    Wow, did I just say all that? I sound like a book reviewer.

    RIO! I am sending you a big kiss!

  9. Billy's Buddy
    9:13 am on November 17th, 2014

    Barb: You might have an entirely different take on the film/and or book. Intellectually I know it was very good. I just didn’t like it. Maybe you could try the book. The author also wrote the screenplay. (Obviously, I’m not a very sophisticated film critic.)

    Good morning all.

  10. Wose-the Small and Meek
    9:13 am on November 17th, 2014

    I just wanted to share something with youse that caught my eye in Barnes and Noble. They also have books where you do the folding yourself.

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/artfolds-charlotte-bronte/1120385953?ean=9780794433338

  11. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:28 am on November 17th, 2014

    10 degrees here this morning, more typical January weather.

    I am reading Sue Monk Kidd’s The Mermaid Chair. Just started it, but good so far. Her Secrete Life of Bees, which we LOVED, spent 80 weeks on the NY Times Best Seller list. TMC was my $1.00 find at the library. They sell donated books for .50 to $1.00, which always appeals to my bargain hunting genes.

  12. B.Stover
    10:33 am on November 17th, 2014

    For some reason Rose’s link reminded me of the Bronte sisters’ miniature books which I may have mentioned before. They are fascinating. If you type that in Google search you can see images of them.

  13. Tupper's Mama
    10:33 am on November 17th, 2014

    Morning all. Cold, drizzly rain here today. At least it isn’t white. Yet.
    Think today sounds like a pot of soup day.

  14. Floyd Harris
    11:07 am on November 17th, 2014

    Great to hear you got them hung up! Got a picture of them on the wall?

  15. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:12 am on November 17th, 2014

    Carvings!…So Spencer finally got Admin to hang up those carvings – it’s about time…snort!…Hi Floyd! How is Jazzy doing?…heh!

  16. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:19 am on November 17th, 2014

    I found the Aplets & Cotlets. Walgreens is carrying them at $5.95 per box or 2 for $10.00.

  17. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:25 am on November 17th, 2014

    Stover!…Be sure to check your SDD before you start watching “The Missing”….grunt!

  18. B.Stover
    11:26 am on November 17th, 2014

    Rio: Checked and responded.

  19. Basil and Sage
    11:29 am on November 17th, 2014

    Barb – SCORE! Betcha people on your Christmas list will be happy campers.

  20. BearSpiritDog
    11:35 am on November 17th, 2014

    Up Top are the 2 Lovely Carvings which were a Wonderful Gift to Spence and over to the Right we have Lucy Lou the Labradoo and Rio Laughing and Goofing around.
    Just how we like it.

    Barb,Magpie&Lucy: We read the Mermaid’s Chair years ago and of course The Secret Life of Bees was excellent.
    Have heard Gone Girl is very good…the Book and the Movie…but will wait until it comes out on DVD.
    As for the Graphic Sex and Violence…it seems to be the type of entertainment we are presented with these days.
    Happy to hear you found your Aplets and Cotlets locally.

    Wose: The Art Folds would make Unique Gifts. Thank you for the Link.

    B: Remembering Miniature Books from childhood.

    Tupper’s Mama: Nana is setting up the Crock Pot as we speak.

    HOunds: A Marvelous Monday sounds good. We will make it so.

  21. Staff
    11:40 am on November 17th, 2014

    Barb, I am like you in my prefrence for non violence. I can read about sex with no problem but not violence.I decided to stop reading Nora Roberts after one of her books started out with a rape scene.

    I did not read Gone Girl. My husband did and liked it very much. He also went to the movie. He told me he didn’t remember the graphic violence in the book but it was very present in the movie, so it must have been in the book too.

    O”Howlers. Thank you for that Snopes article. It explained what I was thinking very clearly. I have no love for Monsanto. I disagree with most of what they do. I do not like GMO’s which is what most of their business is about. But this article is so stupid it is sad.

    Right now this is what I, like Bernie,am concerned about. If you notice it is reported by the Scientific American which is, I think, a reliable source for news.

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/corporations-grabbing-land-and-water-overseas/

  22. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:41 am on November 17th, 2014

    We are not totally opposed to crock pot cooking. We do own a pot, we just don’t use it very often. Most meats seem to have the same mushy consistence, which we don’t like. The pork and sauerkraut sounds like it would be good, and we have a couple of chicken breast recipes that are good in the crock pot. But when it comes to a pot roast, brisket or roast chicken, we prefer a regular oven.

  23. snowhook bootie team
    11:45 am on November 17th, 2014

    How to donate to Snowhook

    To donate to the Shake your bootie campaign you notify Staff at snowhookshakeyourbootie at gmail.com
    Next you send the money directly to Snowhook, by check or paypal.

    Donations should be sent to:
    Justin & Rebecca Savidis
    P.O. Box 1179
    Willow, Alaska 99688

    More information about Snowhook can be found at their blog:
    http://www.snowhookkennel.blogspot.com
    or by searching for Snowhook Kennel on Facebook and also by directly emailing the team at: snowhookkennel at gee male dot com

  24. Oley Howlers
    11:48 am on November 17th, 2014

    We do make brisket in the crock pot, and it is good. But we do it mostly because we don’t have a good recipe. Can you share your brisket recipe, Barb?

    We are very curious about Gone Girl. We have heard so much about how surprising it is, with the twists and turns, but other than that, we do not know a thing about it. Now we don’t know if Mom should see it or not.

  25. Oley Howlers
    11:51 am on November 17th, 2014

    Staff, thanks for that article you posted. Honestly, there is so much crap going on in the world, perpetrated by the greedy, that we just want to throw up our legs and bury our heads in the dirt. We believe we should choose our battles, but there are so many darn battles to choose from, we get frustrated just trying to choose.

  26. snowhook bootie team
    11:53 am on November 17th, 2014

    The bootie fund is resting comfortably at 845.00. There is an unused to be matched donation of 100 dollars. I think everyone was maxed out in the truck campaign, but I want to remind you of the bootie fund and hope you can consider it when you have some spare cash.

    Ze dawgs need dere booties…

  27. snowhook bootie team
    12:01 pm on November 17th, 2014

    That is a picture of the team Philip Walters is running. He said that it is Charlotte on the left and Betsy on the right. And he says that “They are solid lead dogs”

  28. Wose-the Small and Meek
    12:02 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Top link is for the Barnes and Noble description of “Gone Girl.”
    Bottom link is for IMDB. Hope it is helpful.

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gone-girl-gillian-flynn/1105608095?ean=9780553418361

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2267998/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1

  29. Masquers
    12:14 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Staff: Very frightening and true. This situation was forecast long, long ago.
    Bernie is right to be concerned, as should we all.
    This reminds me…they just raised our water bill.
    We have NOT forgotten the Booty fund and, as promised, will be in touch with you soon.
    I do not like seeing the barren ground in that photo.
    No I do not.
    Howlers: Your pop’s hours sound very hard to deal with. Try taking little katnaps to refresh.
    Blukat: Your description of the ice and snow sounds lovely, but the frozen water dish and frosty lawn is enough for me to deal with right now.
    Thank Kat the sun is out.
    Looking forward to the upcoming auction here too.
    Now where is that Siber?

  30. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    12:16 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Howlers, I don’t do brisket very often but I have two different ways I have made it, both good.

    I trim some fat from a 3-4 lb brisket, leaving some on. Dry rub on both sides. You can use something like Emile’s dry rub or make one with Kosher salt, pepper, onion powder, smoked paprika, dry mustard, sugar and garlic powder. Roast covered at 250 for 1.5 hours per lb. So 4 lbs = 6 hours. Cool and slice.

    The other way I have done it is similar, but shorter time, higher temp. Roast uncovered at 350 for 1 hour, add beef stock, cover and cook at 300 for another 3 hours or so.

    I prefer the first way, but the second is nice if you want to be able to cut the brisket and return it to the juices before serving.

    My sister also does brisket with a soy, bar-b-q, brown sugar coating.

  31. Herd of Hounds
    12:58 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Iditarod has posted the 73 mushers that have signed up for the 2015 race… 23 of them are women.

  32. BearSpiritDog
    1:02 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Talk of Food so early? And, me not having had Breakfast.
    We Here Love Crock Pot Dinners because of the Simplicity. Nana also makes Steel Cut Oats in the crock pot because of the length of cooking time. There is plenty left over to put in the fridge for the rest of the week.

    HOunds: Yay for Women Mushers!
    AND might we add…Best Damn Handling Wife.
    GO SNOWHOOK!!!

    Now…let me see about that Breakfast.

  33. snowhook bootie team
    1:08 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Off to take the tiny black kitties to the Vets Please pray that they do NOT have feline leukemia. I really don’t know what I will do if they have it. grump spit. OK. BBML as the vet is an hour away.

  34. Basil and Sage
    1:18 pm on November 17th, 2014

    We are praying our whiskers off that those little lumps of coal are FIV negative.
    Then Alice is just going to have to get used to the idea of sharing her quilt room with them.
    Sorry, Alice. Quilts are for kits. giggle

  35. Masquers
    1:32 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Paws crossed for Henry and Keiko (love that name!)

  36. B.Stover
    1:32 pm on November 17th, 2014

    I’ve been reading a new book titled Digging for Richard III by Mike Pitts. It’s very interesting and is about the recent discovery of Richard’s bones. Philippa Langley, a screenwriter, was writing a film about Richard and visiting places he had walked. In a car park in Leicester near Greyfrairs where he was said to have been buried, she “was drawn to a red brick wall…and I had the strangest sensation. It was a warm day, but I had goose bumps so badly I was actually freezing cold to my bones. I knew then…I was standing on his grave….And I know that sounds bonkers” (51). That’s where they found the body.

    I’m going to have to read Josephine Tey’s novel Daughter of Time again.

  37. O'Howlers
    1:47 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Bee, we got goosebumps just reading that. Thanks for posting it.
    Mom got her temporary crown today, so now she does not have to be quite as careful eating. The permanent crown might not be ready for 3 weeks!
    Thanks for the brisket recipe, Barb.

  38. Wose-the Small and Meek
    2:05 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Sending very strong prayers out to my godkitties.

    Question for Floyd: How long did it take you to make those beautiful carvings?

  39. O'Howlers
    2:15 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Is there a reason to think Henry and Keiko may have feline leukemia? Gasp! Or is this just routine testing for kittens?

  40. Siber-H
    2:18 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Those woodcarvings are beautiful! It is good to see them again.

    We have been having electrical problems at the house…always happens on the weekend. The electrician spent the morning here.

  41. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    2:18 pm on November 17th, 2014

    We will add our prayers for Henry and Keiko.

    Staff would like a gift we just picked up for Lyla. It is an assortment of seeds to plant a butterfly garden, along with a page to list butterflies you have observed and directions for making a butterfly bath. Lyla and Jack both like insects and projects, so this will be a good gift.

  42. Masquers
    2:49 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Hi, Siber!

  43. Siber-H
    2:52 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Hi, Masquers!

  44. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    3:11 pm on November 17th, 2014

    The future water shortage was the subject of Leslie Stahl’s segment on 60 minutes last night. They said we are depleting the aquifers and that in 5-10 years this shortage is going to start having a profound effect on countries world wide. They said the surface aquifers can be replenished quickly but the lower ones could take 100 years. I think Bernie was way ahead of us on this one!

    BSD, Mermaid Chair was written in 2005, but since the story is supposed to take place in 1988, it doesn’t seem dated. I am really liking it so far.

  45. BearSpiritDog
    3:15 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Barb,Magpie&Lucy: You Are So Right! Bernie is way ahead of his time and hence so is OFA.

    Siber-H: There seems to be some sort of Unwritten Rule that these sort of things Always Happen on the weekend.

  46. Mollypop's Mom
    3:19 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Big weather news came here. Crazy forecasters! Might be 3 feet of snow for Buffalo by Wednesday! I decided I had better get going to the new apartment so I could measure the rooms before the big storm socked us in. Well the streets are wet with some snow in the grass and right now it has stopped snowing completely.

  47. Masquers
    3:23 pm on November 17th, 2014

    MPM: Forecasters…what can we say? Except to point out that Wednesday isn’t here yet – Weatherkat

  48. Siber-H
    3:26 pm on November 17th, 2014

    John Wesley Powell, the first man to run the length of the Grand Canyon by boat in 1969, saw even then water shortage problems ahead for the West.

  49. Riö -The Evil Pug
    3:35 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Water!…I better go drink all the water I can right now….snort!

  50. Wose-the Small and Meek
    3:38 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Siber-H! Glad to have you back!

  51. Siber-H
    3:41 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Thank you, Wose

  52. Masquers
    4:25 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Rose! Just saw your Gone Girl link…going now to check it out.

  53. Basil and Sage
    4:30 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Mama says that weathermen are the worst type of stand up comedians.

    And now, for another Plot Twist:
    A friend sent us a FB link this morning about a stray kitten that is hanging around near brother’s apartment. The friend asked if brother had a cat.
    It seems he did. Apparently an indoor/outdoor cat who used an open window for egress. When they cleaned out the apartment, they closed the window, and this kitten started being seen in the area. She is very friendly, and has a collar, with a hand written inscription of “Hi, my name is Rat”. As soon as Mama saw that in the FB post, she knew this was brother’s cat.
    She went to the apartment to find the kitten, but its raining – no kitty in sight. Hopefully tomorrow, the kitty will be back. The woman who posted on FB about the stray cat will bring her into her house next time she is seen, and Mama will go get her.
    We have explained to Mama in words of simple syllables that there is NO ROOM IN THIS HOUSE FOR ANOTHER KAT! So Mama has reluctantly agreed to take the kitty to a local humane shelter, and leave her there with a “dowry” to make her adoption more likely.
    But now Mama won’t be able to sleep tonight, knowing that kitty is out there in the rain.

  54. Tupper's Mama
    4:37 pm on November 17th, 2014

    And since no one else has claimed the honor yet today, here is our nomination for FOOD:
    Presenting Callie

  55. Kat
    4:54 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Hi Callie! Hey! How about that? My very own friend as FOOD! Good pick.

  56. Teddy Ruff Rider
    4:56 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Hey, can you guys keep a secret? If my mom and dad fnd out, I could be in a lot of trouble. Thanks, I knew I could count on you. A few days back, I decided that I needed to show my best gal Zeta what Vermont was like, so I got the keys for the Teddymobile, picked her up and she and I headed up to Vermont for a quick vacation. Some pictures follow.

    The first one is me and her playing a little tug of war with a stick on Mount Tom, outside Woodstock, VT.

  57. Teddy Ruff Rider
    4:58 pm on November 17th, 2014

    And this is me and her lapping up some water at my favorite watering trough on Mount Tom. Yum. Yum.

  58. Teddy Ruff Rider
    5:02 pm on November 17th, 2014

    This is my gal Zeta meeting her very first cow at Billings Farm Museum, which is part of the Marsh-Billlings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock.

  59. Teddy Ruff Rider
    5:05 pm on November 17th, 2014

    This is me and Zeta in the creek at St. Gaudens National Park in Cornish, NH. It was quite refreshing.

  60. Kat
    5:08 pm on November 17th, 2014

    See. This is the kind of treatment a guy’s best girl deserves. That’s what I’m talking about. When will my knight in shining armor arrive, to take me to exotic locales like Vermont.
    Way to go, Teddy!

  61. Teddy Ruff Rider
    5:10 pm on November 17th, 2014

    And this is me and Zeta taking a little nap in the back of the Teddymobile before heading home.

  62. Staff
    5:13 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Rose! (and everyone) The kits are OK! Keiko and Henry have been passed to come out of the room. We are letting them eat and excrete before the stressful time. Then I may nap!

    I love Josephine Tey. The Daughter of Time is one of my favorites.

    Whew I am tuckered out.

  63. Teddy Ruff Rider
    5:13 pm on November 17th, 2014

    This last one is specially for Ms. B. There are some really neat word carvings in old logs scattered along the trails on Mt. Tom and this one made me think of her.

  64. Staff
    5:16 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Teddy and Zeta! Looking very good.

    Amalia, I am with you about the brother’s cat. I would be worrit all night too. That is why there are 4 cats in this house now. I am sorry it is raining. Did anyone leave out food?

  65. Siber-H
    5:17 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Callie, You are a beautiful FOD.

    Teddy, Thanks for all the photos. They make me happy.
    I wonder what Zeta would do about the cow if she weren’t leashed up.

  66. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:31 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Water!…I see plenty of water in Teddy’s fotoz…snort!…Gallons and gallons everywhere you look. Vermont must be where all the water is going…wheeze!

  67. Mollypop's Mom
    5:33 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Good thing I did the measuring today. The lake effect now is supposed to come overnight.

  68. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:05 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Love all those photos and Teddy and his best girl. And that looks like a Jersey cow, my very favorite.

    In the water article they talked about business people investing in water. My boss has a place on Green Lake,WI. and they looking into selling. The local realtor told him Asians are buying up properties on waterfront locations. I couldn’t believe people would be interested in a home on a relatively small lake half way around the world. Evidently it is true.

    T & G, Did your brother tell you he had a cat?

  69. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:07 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Is Teddy off leash and Zeta leashed in all the pictures? What does that tell you?

    Glad the kitties are ok.

  70. Tupper and Gilly
    6:09 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Teddy and Zeta – “Pennies in a stream. Falling leaves of sycamore. Moonlight in Vermont” ahhhh. Love that song. And we love the words on wood too.

    Staff – many congrats on the kitties. Hope Alice will be a gracious hostess.

    MPM – good to know you are prepared.

    Kat – Callie says you should come play with her again.

  71. BooBear
    6:18 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Poor little Rat. Herbs, there is always room for 1 more.

    Love the pics of the sneak vacation of Teddy and Zeta. Glad Teddy keeps her on a leash so she doesn’t get lost.

    Staff!! Yeah for the babies! There will be hissing but adjustment doesn’t take long.

  72. Mollypop's Mom
    6:23 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Next week the temps are supposed to be in the 40’s so that will mean flooding. Now that people believe the storm is coming, they are all rushing to the supermarket.

  73. Mollypop's Mom
    6:26 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Alice and Abbie
    Sitting in a tree
    H-I-S-S-I-N-G

  74. T.C.
    6:34 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Who says adjustment doesn’t take long? When Buddy moved in, I stayed under the sofa for the next year and a half. Didn’t bother coming out to eat, or for the litter box. I showed thm, alright. Mommy will never bring another cat into this here house.

  75. Wose-the Small and Meek
    6:40 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Staff: I am so glad that my godkitties are in tip-top shape!

    Teddy: Looks you and your gal, Zeta, had a great time!

    MPM: Guess there will be plenty of people making French toast. Milk, eggs, and bread are usually the first things gone when snow is announced down here in Westchester. And bottled water.

  76. B.Stover
    6:49 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Thank you Teddy RR. Love the pictures.

    Staff: I’m glad the kittens are okay.

  77. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:01 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Callie, you make a lovely FOD.

    MPM, They just said on the NBC news that roads going into Buffalo may be shut down due to the storm that is coming.

    I have a funny Maggie story. Last night Maggie was laying in my bathroom up close to the bathtub. Usually later in the evening she is on my bed waiting for me to come to bed. So I started asking her if she wanted Josh and I to give her a bath. I pointed to the tub and repeated my question. Josh and I have given her a bath in there exactly one time. About an hour later I came back into the bathroom and she was sitting in the tub,just looking at me. She did not want to get out. She seemed to be saying “OK where is Josh and when is my bath?” I think she is much smarter than I give her credit for.

  78. Herd of Hounds
    7:04 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Love TRR & Zeta fotos. Glad kitties are ok and hope Rat/Kat finds a home. Crawling under quilt for another day.

  79. Diane C.
    7:10 pm on November 17th, 2014

    B, M, and L–I just re-read “Gone Girl” and really find it a marvel of construction (with maybe a few features toward the end that are a bit too convenient). I highly recommend it, and while you’re waiting you might check out her two other books–Dark Places, and Sharp Objects. She is very good with female psychopath characters. No graphic violence in the books (OK, one character does some self-cutting deliberately, but no extended description.)
    Hello All–Trying to write an examination right now, but felt the need to comment.

  80. c.hobbit
    7:22 pm on November 17th, 2014

    O’Howlers: I’ve been trying to up my exercise. Instead of 6 sessions/week, I am doing 10. It is making me achy and tired. I am hoping to at some point have a “maintenance schedule.” Right now it is no problem to commit the time but down the road I’d like to do other things besides trying to lose weight, get stronger, etc. Whew!

  81. O'Howlers
    7:30 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Maggie sure is smart. We were listening to a guy on NPR today, who wrote a book about humans’ relationships to dogs and cats. He mentioned that dogs have been domesticated for so long that they can understand humans. The example he gave was about dogs understanding when humans point. We are even smarter than chimps, he said.

    Hobbit! 10 sessions a week! That’s a lot. The ‘rents were totally lazy today. It was a very chilly heavy rain all day, so walking, riding, biking were out. They should have done the wii, but instead they settled for mucking stalls and picking horses’ feet. We can’t make fun of them though, because we ourselves have been lazy and stayed indoors most of the day. We are feeling the effects of our hike yesterday.

  82. BearSpiritDog
    7:37 pm on November 17th, 2014

    C.Hobbit: Gasp. Too Much of a Good Thing.

    HerbKats: If Alice & Abbie can do it So Can Youse. That poor little kitty needs a Home.

    Teddy: Love it that you and Zeta took off to Vermont in the Wookiemobile. Your Photos are Great!

  83. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:02 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Howlers, The chores that your folks are doing is physical exercise too.

  84. T.C.
    9:02 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Good night everyone.

  85. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:10 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Guess we will say good night too, since no one is around.

  86. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:42 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Distracted!…Awww. Everyone is going to bed already…sniff!…I have been distracted watching my friend do some of that quilling again. She has not twirled since she made that gift for Melanie…sniff!…But now she feels it is time to pick up the little slotted tool and make some circular designs…heh!heh!…I was watching her with my eyes wide-closed…sneeze!yawn!

  87. Tupper and Gilly
    10:52 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Rio – we call that move “checking your eyelids for leaks”. It is important to do so every so often

  88. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Leaks!…My eyes leak quite often especially when I am watching closely while laying down being very comfortable, maybe my mouth leaks too…gurgle!

  89. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:04 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Carvings!…I miss those Carvings…sniff!…When you take them out into the sunlight, which I hope Spencer has, one can see all the detailed details Floyd was able to capture from a one dimensional book cover…snort!….Amazing work really. Floyd is a true Artist when it comes to wood…heh!

  90. Tupper and Gilly
    11:29 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Yes, there are beautiful carvings. And we are very glad to hear the your friend is twirling whirling paper strips again. Artists need to create.

  91. Tupper and Gilly
    11:47 pm on November 17th, 2014

    Saying good night. At last.

  92. Staff
    12:03 am on November 18th, 2014

    goodnight all. I didn’t nap but watched the little ones tear around the house. Abbie was chased out of Mr.Staff’s lap by Henry. Keiko tried to eat some plants and was misted with my ironing mister. Heh. After that she got in Mr’s lap and he said she was all wet.

    The next time she got in the plant he said “NO” and pointed the mister at her and she left immediately. What a smart kitty.

    The Vet said they were good kitties. They are tucked back in their room for the evening because, as CHObbit knows, little kittens are a load of trouble.

    Good night all, ‘cept LizF in OZ. Morning Liz. I hope you and Ruby are enjoying summer!

  93. Danny
    8:30 am on November 21st, 2014

    Amazing carvings, love it.

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