Where We Are: The Dog Who Knew Too Much

A little afraid, yes, but did Suzie back up? Not a step. “If something’s happened to Bernie I’ll make you regret it for the rest of your life.”

“I’d be shaking in fear if I knew what you’re talking about,” Guy said. “But since I don’t, it’s adios. Happy trails.”

He started closing the door. This was the moment for the foot-in-the-door trick, but Suzie didn’t seem to know it. The lock clicked. A bolt thunked into place. Footsteps moved away.

Suzie raised her fist to knock again, then paused and lowered it.

“Come on,” she said.

That was it? We weren’t busting down that damn door, charging inside, grabbing Guy by the pant leg?

“Chet?”

Suzie, part way to the car, had stopped and turned toward me. We exchanged looks.

“Ch – et?”

She said that just like Bernie. I left the doorstep and went over to her. We got in the Beetle and backed out of the driveway.

Suzie drove up the street, turned onto the next one, then the next one, and – hey! we were doing the round-the-block trick, one of our best moves, mine and Bernie’s! Suzie was catching on.

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133 Responses to “Where We Are: The Dog Who Knew Too Much”

  1. Sam
    9:15 am on January 29th, 2011

    Oh a party! Count me in for sure. I can ride down with Molly. I’ll bring my WonderFluff for anyone who might need it – Alice, MagPie’s tail. Maybe we can WonderFluff Rio and see how that comes out.

  2. Barb & Maggie
    9:44 am on January 29th, 2011

    Sammy, What part of Rio are we going to Wonderfluff? Game On!

  3. bluecat
    9:58 am on January 29th, 2011

    Nice. Suzie and Ch-et helping Bernie. And bonding.

    Beaver tail. Ick. Yuk. Patooey. Maybe like our friend’s recipe for squirrel, cooked in beer. In a crock pot.

  4. bluecat
    10:11 am on January 29th, 2011

    Macy – ask Col. Bob to do a flyover of the tailgate – a big banner with The Big Orange Box Sucks Swamp-water slogan. Works for me.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    10:20 am on January 29th, 2011

    Went back and read the late night posts. We are up for the party, but Barb is not so sure about the tin futures. She says there is too much volatility in the markets with everything going on in Egypt. She thinks a cash position would be better right now, but we should get Bernie’s opinion. He is so good with this sort of thing.

    Barb was supposed to go visit her kids today, but she is staying home instead. She is coughing and sniffling and covering up with a blankie.

  6. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:45 am on January 29th, 2011

    Susie!…. I’m so happy that Susie and Chet get paired up….snort!… That Bernie though, first he’s locked up in jail and now what?….wheeze!… It’s starting to look like he goes through the ringer in this new adventure….sneeze!….Chet cussed! Has he ever cussed before?….grunt!

    Off!…We are off to see how her mother is doing. She is sick again. Poor thing has been sick all month long it seems…sniffle!…We don’t know what to do for her. We are at our wits end….snorkel.

  7. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:53 am on January 29th, 2011

    Good morning, y’all! Liver pate frosting — hmmm, never considered that before, but sounds like a plan. Put me down for a Supper Bowl cake!

    Mom and Dad are working on their new closet. Lots of moving and carrying on — glad I don’t have opposible thumbs today!!!

  8. Ashley @ Hello Kitty Bags
    11:11 am on January 29th, 2011

    Thanks for sharing..very inspiring.great post!

  9. Melanie
    11:24 am on January 29th, 2011

    Glad to see that Suzie is stepping up! That’s awesome, especially since Bernie is missing . . . Find him Chet!

    The Pack is exhausted from barking at that beaver. I mentioned the party and tails wagged and hit the floor. So count us in.

    Grace mentioned that if she is allowed out of the yard, she will bring a beaver tail.
    I say, Dream on Teenage Queen.

    Hmmm. Have to work on a picture for the party . . .

  10. Melanie
    11:24 am on January 29th, 2011

    Hello Ashley.

  11. dawson
    11:38 am on January 29th, 2011

    Hey! Maybe Suzie is the sidekick.
    Macy is in!
    Wolfie: It’s gonna be a party. I seem to remember you as a talented planner of parties. Isn’t that right?
    And B.Stover comes home today. Sure have missed the teach.

  12. Mollypop
    11:41 am on January 29th, 2011

    Dawson – Your grammar ain’t too bad today.

  13. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:03 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Home!…Just long enough for my friend to gather up her quilling stuff and a book,,,grunt!…Looks like we will be staying with her mother today, at least until she starts feeling better…..sniff!!

    Wonderfluff!… My butt!…snort!

  14. Barb & Maggie
    12:17 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Dawson, Are you behavin’ yoself with teach on the way home?

  15. Barb & Maggie
    12:20 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Bee shouda went home arleady if she tooken the right road. Hay, this is funner then we thout it would be.

  16. Barb & Maggie
    12:24 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Would you believe we have actually heard people say “tooken”. It is take, took, tooken.

  17. Wolfie
    12:25 pm on January 29th, 2011

    I wonder what Bernie is locked up for? And Susie rocks!

  18. dawson
    12:25 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Oh no! I shoulda bin wooried aboot youse guys grammer. Crapola! strayten up, the teech is commen hom.

  19. Wolfie
    12:27 pm on January 29th, 2011

    What????

    Do you mean to tell me that we can’t have a concert with dead singers?

    Oh.

  20. Barb & Maggie
    12:29 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Wolfie, How are your Mom and Dad today?

    Barb is trying to work up the energy to go out to the mail box. She is expecting a book from Staff and a movie from Netflix. That should keep her occupied today.

    Macy, Is swamp water sort of like pond scum?

  21. Wolfie
    12:31 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Hey, I bet that Chet’s new book is going to be a great read!

    (That was for Bee’s benefit!)

    Where the heck is she, anyway?

  22. Barb & Maggie
    12:34 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Dawson, Barb’s boss (who has a college degree in nursing) actually says youse and hows come, along with ain’t and don’t instead of doesn’t.

  23. Melanie
    12:53 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Ex’s mountain grandmother would say “come a running” and “carry me to the store”. Loved talking to her.

    Wölfie, I don’t see why we couldn’t use that really big screen at the SuperBowl and have YouTubes of our favs up on it??

  24. Siber-H
    12:57 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Don’t you guys wish you had my poor memory. I can read all the previews from the Dog Who, and then when I actually get my paws on the book, it will be all new to me.

    Are we sure that Macy’s mom feels up to this party. I was thinking we could have it at C.Harris’s house, and Rio and I could stop on the way up there and pick up Macy and the girls…just a thought.

    I will bring my very own, large, big orange box sucks swampwater banner. If we had the party at C.harris’s house, we could hire a real Alaskan bush pilot to fly it all over Alaska. The kats have made us a fortune on their website….just a thought.

    I hope Stover is doing ok and gets to go home today. We miss her.

  25. Wolfie
    1:02 pm on January 29th, 2011

    The boys haven’t been served yet, and we won’t be able to breathe until that is over. We need to remove all the valuables out of the house for awhile, and I’m sure that there will be property damage before this is over.

    We told the boys that they needed to move out in 60 days. I figured that it would give them time to find a job and a place to stay. By this time, my husband was sleeping in his car because he couldn’t stand being around them. I was in the middle. But on Wednesday they broke into my sewing room and our bedroom and went through our belongings. Cody found my ipad and told me he was going to sell it for weed and a ride into town unless I gave him a ride. They broke the locks and punched holes in the door. We had to add the animals to
    the restraining order because Cody told me that he was going to take Wolfie with him.

    Somehow they have managed to avoid consequences with law. Even when Chad beat a student up at school, in front of the principals, the sheriff wouldn’t arrest him. Hopefully this will serve as a wake up call and get their thinking straight. I love them. I will always love them, but I cad do no more. Now it’s up to them.

  26. Kirby T. Penworthy
    1:09 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Mary: Too, too sad. You’ve gone through so much already. I hope happier times are ahead — especially for you and your husband, but also for the boys. Their lives are going to be such misery unless they straighten themselves out.

  27. Wolfie
    1:12 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Cyber, I appreciate your concern but I think that this will be just the thing to take her mind off of her sadness. After all, we won’t be staying at her house. I’ve made arrangements for all of us to stay in fancy schamcies suites at the Supper Bowl. And I think it will be really cool to have the banner fly over head during the halftime show!

    Melanie, I love the idea of using the big screen for our favorite YouTubes!
    Yes, yes, yes!

  28. Wolfie
    1:14 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Hello Ashley!

  29. Wolfie
    1:18 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Well, I’m off to the big city to get a new battery for the Prius. $238!

    Robbery!

    And there is no reason why we can’t fly the banner over Alaska!

  30. Mollypop
    1:39 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Siber-H was using his “concern” for Macy as a ruse to get us all up to the Arctic Circle. We’re onto you, big boy.

  31. Barb & Maggie
    1:42 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Wolfie, make sure you stay home with Mary and Dad. DO NOT go with the boys!

  32. Gus & BooBear
    1:55 pm on January 29th, 2011

    We’re ready for the party! Is everybody going to be wearing their Green Bay Jerseys?

    Don’t really know what to bring, but whoever is party planner, let us know what kind of KAT treats are needed and they are there!

    We were going to tell Wolfie that he needs to bring some of that great candy his mom made at Christmas, but it looks like Mary has way too much going on with her boys. Please keep a close watch on Wolfie. We’re sure the boys were just talking out, but there’s no telling what they will do in retaliation (kidnap or hurt Wolfie!) Are the boys finally of the age where you are no longer legally responsible for them? It’s past time for you and your husband to have your life back.

  33. dawson
    2:03 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Wolfie and Mary: My heart cries for what you are going through. The father is right in this situation although it is not him that should be out of the house. The boys (men, now) are acting like criminals and should be treated as such. Sixty days is way too long – they need to go NOW. Any further chances will just add to the devastation, allowing them to do more damage – not helping them and torturing you. It is truly out of your hands now. Give it back to God…all of it…your pain, heartbreak and worry over their lives. After time, God willing, your young men will come back to you, the sensitive, caring and loving men you truly know them to be.

    Siber H: Nice try, buddy, but NO WAY.

    Blue Cat: I’m going to buy one of those dog coats and use your suggestion for little pig tails sticking out the ear holes. I’ll be soooo cute at the party. Wait! I don’t need a coat in Texas.

  34. C. Harris
    2:37 pm on January 29th, 2011

    I was skipping over the party posts yesterday thinking “what has a party got to do with me.” Now I see it is going to be at my house, oops! It is like being absent from a meeting and then discovering that you were chosen to lead a committee. I’ll need a paw count of kats vs dogs and a head count for everyone else.

    Chet cursing: my theory is that once Chet started reading our comments {{{Rio, heh}}}, he discovered that dogs could curse and added a few words to his vocabulary.

  35. C. Harris
    2:51 pm on January 29th, 2011

    For those of you who have a bunch of snow and are wanting some creative ideas on what to do with it, check out images of the Harbin Snow & Ice festival held yearly. http://bit.ly/ibgtzi

  36. dawson
    2:54 pm on January 29th, 2011

    C.Harris: Hows ya giten on? Bye, I needs ta no iffn Im gwine ta de Arctic or tex-ass. How’my spoze ta pak?

  37. Siber-H
    3:07 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Wolfie and family, You guys are in our prayers. We are worried about all of you…please keep in touch. As G&BB said, it is time to have your lives back and for all of you to be safe. You are doing the right thing.

  38. dawson
    3:13 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Yikes! I’m gwine read some Lynne Truss (Making the Cat Laugh – One Woman’s Journal of Single Life on the Margins) ta get bak to good grammer ‘ere Stover gits back.

  39. Siber-H
    3:22 pm on January 29th, 2011

    C.Harris, It was my idea to have the party at your house. I thought it was worth a try. I agree with Wolfie that the party might be just what Macy’s mom needs.
    I love Texas!! It is just that there are better climates than Texas and NM for Huskies and Agent Wookie.
    Dawson, mom says you may need a coat. Texas has these fronts that come in that they call blue northers. I love that description. A blue norther came in just before the Battle of the Alamo and it was COLD.

  40. dawson
    3:32 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Siber H: Oh goody. I did want one of those hoodies with my pig tails sticking out the ear holes. So fashionable…and fun. I was thinking that Staff could earmark some of the Mission money to rent a plane and fly us all to C.Harris’ for the day so we could have a sled dog experience.

  41. Siber-H
    3:35 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Right you are Dawson!!!

    I wonder how much snow C.Harris has on the ground now. I have none, of course.

  42. Melanie
    3:52 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Can’t wait to see the hat, Dawson!

    The Pack got very excited that the party was going to be at C.Harris’s. They understand Siber-H’s need for cold and snow. Just come on over here!
    They are still excited about the party even though it will be in Texas.

    Here’s a photograph taken by Dave McNally, of a Blue Norther in Texas.

  43. dawson
    3:53 pm on January 29th, 2011

    We have about 2 feet of snow. Melanie got that much the other day.

    I am taking the last of the wallpaper off the walls here. I will never, never, never put any wallpaper on my walls. Ever.

    Time for more Lynne Truss…she is funny. Wallpaper can wait.

  44. Melanie
    4:11 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Hey Dawson: With you on the wallpaper. When my bedroom was redone, Jesse had to take off about 4 layers of wallpaper. Turns out they had never even painted the room. Just wallpapered it since 1812.

  45. Melanie
    4:36 pm on January 29th, 2011

    MagPie: I was just helping Zoë with her stress reducing software and there is a dog on it (snicker) that looks just like you!

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:40 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Home!….For good I hope…snort!… I slept, her mom slept, and she worked on her quilling project….grunt!… Her mom will probably feel better tomorrow, at least we are hoping so…sniff!… Here is a photo of the project that she is finished with except for the framing and signing part. This one will go to her best friend who lives out on the farm with Pepper and her big paws…grunt!… My friend says it is the one that’s on the front cover of the book. She didn’t think she would ever get it done….snorkel!

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:52 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Party!…Remember the last party we had?….snort!

  48. B.Stover
    5:02 pm on January 29th, 2011

    I’m home and very glad to be! Feel fine, just tired. Tests have been negative so the problem seems to be the accumulation of mucus.

    A few of you have definitely let your grammar go…and I’ve only been gone a few days.

    Chet has cursed in the past.

    Dog Who is going to be really good!

    I haven’t caught up completely with the blog yet. Will probably do so tomorrow.

  49. Barb & Maggie
    5:10 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Rio, That is really beautiful, and no pink basket this time. Can you show it again framed?

    Melanie, Can you show me a picture of the Maggie look a like?
    And that blue norther really is blue! Great photo!

    Where is Bee?

  50. Barb & Maggie
    5:13 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Bee, you showed up in between the time I started to post and the time my paw hit send. Glad you are back! Our grammar took a turn for the worse, or worst, while you have been away.

  51. B.Stover
    5:29 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Hi B&M! Very glad to be back!

  52. C. Harris
    5:36 pm on January 29th, 2011

    I’m glad B. Stover is back. Even though my brain was smiling, my eyes were hurting from some of the tricks you guys were up to with your language, spelling and grammar. It’s a slippery slope.

    On a further note..
    Those of you waiting for the Year of the Bunny, be careful what you are hoping for. The Chinese fortunetellers predict a year of political conflicts, natural disasters and economic instability. The msnbc article states that according to feng shui principals, the Year of the Rabbit is associated with the natural elements of metal and wood = conflict. The article quotes ways to help ward off trouble. The most interesting one is to wear or carry and dog pendant because rabbits and dogs are astrologically compatible.

    I say who cares about wearing a dog pendant, it seems like those of us with at least one or more real dogs in the house should be safe!!! Heaven knows when I leave the house, I usually have dog hair on me which should act in itself to ward off bad luck. And if anything that goes wrong we can blame the pugster for not holding up his end of the deal.

  53. Tyb
    5:43 pm on January 29th, 2011

    B.
    We’re glad you’re back and feeling better. It must be a relief to get the results of the tests and find that they are all negative. Give yourself a few days and you’ll be feeling 100%. Then you can start cracking the whip and enforcing the grammar rules again.
    I was tempted to try filling in for you, but I was enjoying the display of creative spelling. I think it would take some effort to be so bad.
    Speaking of tests. I took the Canine Good Citizenship test this afternoon and got positive results on all 10 sections. Next step; the therapy dog test.

  54. Alice Johnson
    5:57 pm on January 29th, 2011

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiblYasnzWE

    I am off to catch up on the blog, meanwhile here is a video for you dogs. Especially Mr Husky.

  55. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:00 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Bee: Welcome back. I hope you noticed that I did not participate in any of that grammar hooha. Mom wrote to a friend of hers one time and spelled every single word wrong — it took a long time to spell every word wrong yet keep it recognizable. So we decided to stay on the high road this time around!

    TYB: Congratulations! I don’t think I’d pass that test very well. The only thing I know how to do is sit, and even that takes some convincing at times! Although I like to think of myself as a good citizen — Dad teaches government, so I know all about voting and stuff. I could probably pass that test!

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:07 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Hey!…Things are looking up a little!…snort!snort!… Stover is home and on the way to being well again. Mr.Tibbs passed the first part of his test…grunt!… I was thinking of him today…heh!… The only thing that might make everything go sour is the fact that me and wabbits do not get along…yeep! gruffle! yeep!yeep! ….I have chased all the wabbits out of her mother’s back yard over and over again….grump!… They keep coming back – damn those wabbits!…growl!yeep!yeep!

  57. Alice Johnson
    6:14 pm on January 29th, 2011

    YAY BStover is back and sounds chipper. Rio’s friend has a wonderful new piece of quilling. So-o pretty. I bet she didn’t let Rio sneeze on it. Macy is into the party too.

    We have plenty of money for the party and any other projects Commander Rio thinks up, but if he thinks I am just sending him a blank check he can think again.

    Staff might let him have a debit card or two for special needs though.

    And we can always open up a line of credit for him at any store that isn’t big and orange in case he needs some extra credit.
    At least Staff said she could do it.

    Now I only have to worry about Wolfie and Mary and Dad. Sounds like a bad time for them. Please be really careful. We are thinking of you and sending all the love and hope we can your way.

  58. Barb & Maggie
    6:15 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Barb agrees with C Harris, she usually goes forth with a smidge of dog hair on her. Especially when I shed, which is now.

    Congrats to TYB for a good score and to our favorite Bee, who is on the mend.

  59. Kirby T. Penworthy
    6:21 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Rio: Tell your friend I think she has this quilling thing down pat. Now maybe she can add the “t” and try quilting again!!!

  60. Mollypop
    6:31 pm on January 29th, 2011

    B. – Thank goodness you’re back! Language was getting very rough around here.

    Tyb – Big congratulations are in order. Woo hoo!

  61. B.Stover
    6:37 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Rio: The latest quilling project is beautiful. Looking at the controlled swirls and the patterns created is soothing.

    I still haven’t caught up completely but here are some comments:

    Happy anniversary Dan and Zoe. I’m so glad Dan was home for the wonderful event.

    B&M: As everyone said, the sentence should be “Amy and Fred want something.” The “and” is making a plural subject so you need a plural verb. I hope Barb’s friend tells the teacher. We can’t have teachers making those kinds of errors.

    Tyb: Congratulations and well done!

    Thank you for the picture Alice. You and flowers go very well together.

    Thank you all for your good wishes and support.

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:41 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Debit Card!…I am appalled by Staff’s inability to have faith in me regarding the use of the alleged monies that the Kats have earned…grunt!…Where is this so called website that is making all this money anyways?…snort!…I think it is all fabricated, just like Wall Street, there is no actual money which explains why Staff will not hand over a certified check to me, Rio….wheeze! ….Damn, if this doesn’t reek of Kat! They always want to feel superior to everyone else and in fact they are big fakes…cough!…If we are going to go on another Mission to repair the miniature kameras, the bottom line is we need cash!…grump!

  63. Siber-H
    6:42 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Welcome home Stover!! I didn’t participate in any of the bad grammer and spelling. I was just my normal self which means bad grammar and spelling on a daily basis.
    Is the mucus suppose to go away naturally or did they remove it?

    That is beautiful, Rio. I can see why it took her a longer time to make this one. Her friend will love it.

    Congratulations Tyb! I knew you would do it.

    Love the photo, Melanie. Texas here we come!!!

    Wow, Melanie and Dawson have a lot of snow! It looks as if Melanie will get some more but it is hard to tell when the blasted weatherman is standing in front of the weather map.

  64. C. Harris
    6:49 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Tyb: I am so happy to hear you passed all 10 sections. When will be your therapy dog test?

    I have put a small ouch on my new car which is 4 months old. I was just congratulating myself that my car still looked brand new and a week later… {{{sigh}}} Can anyone beat that record of scratching/denting/cracking a brand new car? You always wait for that first one to happen.

  65. Siber-H
    6:52 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Just watched Alice’s video…that dog, Tucker is good!! I would love to see Tucker and Mishka, the talking Husky, do a duet together.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:53 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Comfort!… On a lighter note – with no money issues involved…heh!…She is making Mac N’ Cheese right now….sniff!… She says we need some comfort food. She wanted to make the Charming Mr. Abrahams recipe that was in the back of one of Ingrid’s books, but that book is over at her mothers….snort!… Her mom is almost half way done with the first Ingrid book….cough!…So she made up her own recipe….hmmmm.

    Dent!…What happened CHarris?…snort!…Our car is dented from the huge hailstorm which accompnied the HUGE tornado that went through here in 2008…grump!

  67. Mollypop
    7:01 pm on January 29th, 2011

    C.Harris – my Mom thinks when you get a new car that you should go whack it with a hammer right away. Get it over with.

  68. Siber-H
    7:01 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Yeah, C.Harris, When mom’s truck was very new she backed into a tree stump and put a notch in the mud flap. The notch is still there. Mom is cheap.
    Mom says that after the first one happens, it is time to relax and not worry about it anymore. The first one is always a downer.

  69. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:05 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Glad to see you home, B.

    Am I the only one to notice that Rio said “Wonderfluff my butt”? I would not think there would be enough hair, but we can certainly give it a try.

    Mom says to thank everyone for the sucking swampwater support. Yes, swamp water is a lot like pond scum, only with crawdads added for flavor.

    The gramma police is back. Good. I hate spilling arrors more than just about anything except gramma arrors. She and I was fixin to comment about someones gramma.

    Good news for the Newfs and huskies. We are expecting an arctic blast (courtesy of C Harris?) sometime this week. All the super bowl planners are in a tizzy that the weather would dare to be uncooperative for the game.

    Mom was looking for a craft to keep her occupied and picked up a book on quilling. She put it down again, briskly. Instead she got a book on painting rocks. She thinks the first one will be gray.

  70. C. Harris
    7:09 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Rio: I hate backing up in a vehicle and I have never gotten better at it even after all these years. My garage is a little crowded at the moment and while I was watching in the rear view mirror, my side mirror got crunched backing out. It still works and everything but the casing broke off. I will probably have to buy a whole new mirror to get the part I actually need. I was waiting for warmer weather to sort out the garage but that has proved to be a costly mistake. :)

  71. C. Harris
    7:13 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Macy the MIn-Pin: yes, I am keeping all the warm weather up here. I am liking being zero and above. Too bad for you. But if I have to clean out my garage, I need every degree above zero that I can get.

  72. Barb & Maggie
    7:14 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Macy, We went back and reread Rio’s comment about Wonderfluff. You are wright, hows come we missed that!

  73. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:20 pm on January 29th, 2011

    I caught Rio’s comment, and LOL!

  74. Barb & Maggie
    7:22 pm on January 29th, 2011

    C Harris, Sorry to hear about you car boo boo.

    Barb took me to the vets this week to get my nails cut (she won’t do them at home, not sure why). They had a poster on the wall for low cal food for dogs. Guess who they showed in the picture as an example of an overweight dog? Hint: he was fawn with a black muzzle, and looked like a little sausage!

  75. B.Stover
    7:23 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Macy you’re making me laugh…as usual!

    CHarris: Sorry about your new car scrunch.

    SH: Thank you. The doctor said there was a “ton” of mucus in my lungs and he cleaned them out. The problem is the production of mucus. I think I have to get a medicine that stops it. Will have to talk to the doctor about it.

  76. Siber-H
    7:31 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Stover…just get to the doctor soon. I know you are smart enough to do that, unlike my mom and Rio’s friend, but just between you and me, I think they would have gone to the doctor with this problem.

    Hey Macy! We are getting a blast of Arctic air also this week. This could be the best Superbowl ever!

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:39 pm on January 29th, 2011

    MagPie!….Who was it? Who was the fatso on that poster?….snort! ….There is no excuse for being overweight, we all have four legs and paws, lets use them…heh!…tomorrow.… yawn!

  78. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:50 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Wow, Rio! Is that you? You’re looking particularly svelte these days!!!

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:56 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Kirby!…Ole pal, that was taken last summer when her and I were walking all the time much to my dishevel …grunt!… We both have slacked off this winter, but she has big plans for when the weather straightens itself out again….frump!… It’s been nice and warm here for a few days, so we trotted around after we left her mothers house…sniff!…Still kind of chilly for me and my paws…gruffle!

  80. Melanie
    7:57 pm on January 29th, 2011

    B.Stover: Thank goodness you are back! Did you like what the Newfs wanted to do for you?

    C.Harris: What is a new car? Not sure I’ve ever had one.

    Macy: Rock painting! ROTFLMAO!! Gray!! Snicker

    Alice: Put the video on and then turned it WAY DOWN. Did not want to start the Pack up. I figure the dog is copying someone. Which concerns me, but is very funny.

    TYB: GOOD BOY! Okay. (that is what I say to release the dogs from a position) Onward and upward!

    About The Year of the Rabbit and dogs. If anyone needs any dog hair, just let me know.

    Riö: I was telling Zoë about cottage cheese and green onion. She said it sounded good. Her mom used to put chives in it.

    (Aside: About Riö, PLEASE bring the Wonderfluff. I have an idea).

  81. B.Stover
    8:02 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Melanie: Thank you. I haven’t yet gotten to the post about the Newfs but look forward to it.

    I can’t keep my eyes open so good night all. It’s so good to be back on the blog with all of you.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:04 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Melanie!….Grump! I do not want to be Wonder-fluffed unless of course I’ve had way too much beer which now is maybe only one bowl of beer because I have not HAD any beer for ages…snort!… This has helped in my miraculous weight loss too…chorkel!…SO NO WONDERFLUFF at the Supper Bowl Party…grumble!

  83. Melanie
    8:11 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Heh, heh . . .

  84. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:26 pm on January 29th, 2011

    heh, heh indeed. wonderfluff, heh heh.

    Melanie who is the inebriated Newf? That dog looks like it is 3 sheets AND a pillow case to the wind.

    Now is the time to pre-order your rocks. Besides gray mom can do dirty white, light black and is experimenting with bluish. The quilling book almost caused her to have an anxiety attack right there in Half Price Books. BTW, our local HPB does not have a single copy of anything by PA. I guess people just can’t bear to part with his books.

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:30 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Melanie!…You and the Newfs cannot Wonderfluff me if I do Not want to be Wonderfluffed….grunt!…Besides my fur does not fluffle…snuffle!

  86. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:39 pm on January 29th, 2011

    A couple of bowls of malt beverage should do the trick! snortle

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:40 pm on January 29th, 2011

    MinPin!… Her friend, the one she made the latest project for, says the same thing about earlier works…grunt!… ”It’s amazing, but there is NO WAY IN HELL I would have the patience to do that sort of thing!”…snort!…This is from someone who crochets which my friend says, there is no way in hell she could do that!…heh…So it is sort of even-steven in regards to crafty talents, although, not really….sniff!

  88. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:41 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Oh, and do not bring your own bowls to the party. I had some printed up specially for the party. Hope you like them.

  89. Melanie
    8:41 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Macy: That is Patsy. She can party hardy.

    Riö, would I ever Wonderfluff a wonderful Pug like you?

    (aside: heh, heh)

    We watched “The Lovely Bones” tonight. Very good. That Peter Jackson is an excellent director. Stanley Tucci made a great villain. Susan Sarandon was a great Stepford Wife, mother-in-law. In fact the whole cast was great.

    Now I have to read the book again, because I know it was different, but can’t remember how. Which is good scriptwriting.

    Hitting the bed. Patsy doesn’t like me sleeping downstairs. The twin bed isn’t big enough for her.

    Glad you’re back B!

    TTFN

  90. Tyb
    8:49 pm on January 29th, 2011

    C. Harris,
    As long as the car has a small boo boo, and you don’t have one we can live with it.
    I don’t know when the therapy test will be. They said this afternoon that it may not be until June. I think it’s pretty much the same as today’s, so it shouldn’t be a problem.
    Rio,
    I love the picture. I think we’ve all let up on the walks this winter. Just this week my dad put me on a diet and started his own. In the good weather we walk 4 or 5 miles a day. Since it’s gotten so cold and deep, we walk 1 or 2 and it shows on both of us.

  91. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:50 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Mom can crochet a little but does not get much call for doilies, and the last afghan she started wound up being WIDE enough to hang off a king size bed. She finally just finished it off, gave it to our Angie and told her to turn it sideways to make a nice sized,(by that I mean extra long) lap warmer. Final dimensions somewhere around 8’wide by 4’long. Sheesh.

  92. Macy the Min-Pin
    8:54 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Holy crap, Tyb! We get winded just thinking about 1 mile in good weather. Are you a marathoner?

    Last winter when we had out huge snow, mom left her new car out to let the snow melt off of it. A huge hunk of our previously beautiful cedar tree dented the hood. Damned if you do and….

  93. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:58 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Mr. Tibbs!…Holy Shit!…grunt!…There is no way in hell that I could walk 1 to 5 miles winter, spring, summer or fall….gasp!… I do a .75 mile trip on good days when its not too hot or not too cold…gruffle!… Show off!…derrr!

  94. Barb & Maggie
    9:01 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Barb has an afghan that her mom crocheted 15+ years ago. Barb had it put away and recently brought it out to use as a lap robe. It is so warm, and it will probably last forever!

    Macy, we will order a rock if you are taking orders.

    We are signing off shortly, because Barb is not feeling great – just one of those respitory things that is going around. See you tomorrow.

  95. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:04 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Melanie!…This “aside” stuff is starting to trouble me…sniff!…SiberH and Wookie will protect me during the Supper Bowl Party, right guys????….grunt!….No Wonderfluff from the Newf gang at all while I am distracted, eating and drinking and watching the Green Bay Packers Win…Woooo!Woooo!

  96. Siber-H
    9:11 pm on January 29th, 2011

    I will not let anyone Wonderfluff you, Rio. The thing is, the Newfs are bigger than me and Wookie and all it would take is the paw of one Newf to hold you down to be Wonderfluffed. Never fear, we will think of something.

  97. Tyb
    9:20 pm on January 29th, 2011

    We have a great trail system around here which make walking a real pleasure. When we decide to go for a walk the hardest thing to do is decide which trail to take. When it’s too hot to walk in the town, my favorite trail in the woods is usually about 15 degrees cooler. There is a flat trail along a scenic brook, another trail around a reservoir,
    a trail through the woods, along an abandoned railroad right away, up and down
    steep hills, across gently rolling terraine. Our 5 mile walks are usually broken up;
    we do an early morning walk, another one after work, and take a leisurely stroll before bedtime. Fortunately my dad is semi-retired and we have time to do this. Actually he’s retired 3 times and is thinking about retiring from the part time job he has now.

  98. dawson
    9:25 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Congratulations!
    Tyb: For positive results on all 10 sections and
    Rio’s friend; For the latest fabulous quilling masterpiece.

    Macy MinPin: Thanks for pointing out the “Wonderfluff my Butt” comment. I still haven’t found it. Painting rocks…grey…very funny. I’m with you on the quilling.

    B.Stover: Glad you are back at home and back here. My bad grammar is being moderated at 2:54. Good Grief.

  99. Alice Johnson
    9:25 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Melanie,
    I bought a tail brush…Don’t let ‘anyone’ know.

    Heh heh

    This is going to be a great party. Once ‘it’ is wonderfluffed do you think B. will give it a little tug?

    heh heh heh

  100. Mollypop
    9:32 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Rio – Your friend’s lastest picture is so beautiful!

  101. dawson
    9:34 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Out of Shape!
    Tyb: I just walked for maybe two miles and now I am sore all over and headed for a hot bubble bath.

  102. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on January 29th, 2011

    SiberH!…You better not let me down in the Wonderfluff area!..grump!snort!…Mr. Tibbs, My friend is no where near being Retired, but she is tired…sniff!… I think the tired stuff comes from family misery instead of her job though….grunt!… She would love to have an income and not have to work, that is her impossible dream I’d say, plus no Mortgage on my home of course…heh!…gruff!

  103. Basil and Sage
    9:41 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Alice….Alice Johnson ….are you there? Listen, we have been hearing rumors about a big party with catnip and a truck full of chicken flavor cruchies. The Corgis were whispering about it and making their plans for getting to Texas. We are planning to stowaway. Here’s the plan – we’ll distract Siber and Wookie with a debate about the virtues of green vs red chili, and then we’ll get the Wonderfluff from Sam. You, Abbie and Bluecat can hold down little ole’pugbutt there, and Basil and I will schmear him up good with Wonderfluff. You know what you call a pug thats been Wonderfluffed? PU-FFED!! Giggle

  104. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:50 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Al –ice!!.. Put the brush away and step back…grump!… You will be sorry if you touch my tail, you!…snort!

    Molly!…Thank you, I will let her know you like the lastest project!…sniffle!…It was terrifying for her while she was putting it together…heh!

  105. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:57 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Kitty-Litter!…No way, No how!…heh!…I’ve got SiberH and Wookie (if he has electro power by then) to protect me from the Kats and the Newf Wonderfluff bonanza…heh!…You guys are dead in the water, just give it up…snort!

  106. Siber-H
    9:57 pm on January 29th, 2011

    T&G, You are always understandably wanting to herd something… why don’t you practice on the Herbs.

  107. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Open!….Li Na! is going to be playing for the Womens Singles Championship in a few minutes here…heh!…We know it has been taped and the outcome is already known to everyone BUT US…snort!…So this will be exciting to watch and if any of you blow it for us, you will be on our SOL list for a very long time indeed….grump!

  108. Tupper and Gilly
    10:27 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Sorry Siber – we have NO control over those rotten beasties. We suggest that if they make it to Texas, we tie a long long loooonnnnggggg string with a bell at the bottom, to the Goodyear Blimp. That will keep all those stupid kats busy while we Good Dogs have a wonderful party.
    (But we have to say, it would be just a little bit funny to see Rio all puffed up…come on…you gotta admit…it would be)

  109. C. Harris
    10:37 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Dawson: “Wonderfluff… My Butt!!” is the last sentence of the 13th post. Rio, now you know the importance of 1) thinking before you post and 2) grammar.
    I recall that the Newfs can’t resist a ball–so throw a few around for distraction and watch out–both the dogs and cats will be busy and you can bury the Wonderfluff (or maybe save to use on a few wabbits).

  110. Siber-H
    10:48 pm on January 29th, 2011

    T&G, I can’t admit it. It is my pleasure to live with Rio in Siberspace day after day so I have to figure out a way to protect him from being Wonderfluffed.

    The above sentence translates into something like this: You would not want to listen to a Wonderfluffed Rio.

  111. Tupper and Gilly
    10:52 pm on January 29th, 2011

    You mean he can get even crankier? Oh dear. Maybe we better make up to him with a ‘specially designed new baseball toy. Oh maybe some of our Mama’s special sweet potato doggy cookies.

  112. Siber-H
    11:01 pm on January 29th, 2011

    I’m sure both would work. I imagine he can be bribed. I will admit that I can.

  113. dawson
    11:01 pm on January 29th, 2011

    C.Harris: Thanks! I will check it out. ‘Night all.

  114. Siber-H
    11:04 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Us too
    Nighty nite everyone

  115. dawson
    11:06 pm on January 29th, 2011

    C.Harris: Thanks! By the way…the Harbin Snow and Ice Festival was absolutely amazing and awe inspiring. Thanks for that link.

  116. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:07 pm on January 29th, 2011

    T & G, now that mom has “free” (as in no money) time, she would like to make some noms for us. If she had planned better, she could have made some for today, as it is Biddy’s and Annie’s Birthday. 2 years ago, I was li-ing (how DO you spell that)in a box with 4 squirmy little rat like creatures that kept attaching themselves to my soft under parts. Mom put a heat lamp in the powder room with us, then Dad decided we were not warm enough, so he bought us a heater. I thought that he was trying to toast the little ratties. After I got them cleaned up a bit, they did not look quite so bedraggled, but they still seemed to be lacking a sense of direction. Mom was afraid that poor little Annie, at 5 ounces, was not getting enough to eat, so she kept attaching her to me. It was a trying time, but we all finally got the hang of the whole thing. And now they are 2 years old. We don’t know where Carly is, and poor little Dougie did not make it to 2. I still have my 2 girlies, but when our Angie moves out she will be taking Biddy. I’m not sure the pups are going to be happy about being separated but that’s the way the biscuit crumbles…

  117. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:10 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Oh, and I keep forgetting to mention that whenever I read a post from the Herbs I hear the voices of the Kats in…what is that movie, “We are Siamese if you please, we are Siamese if you don’t please”.

  118. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:15 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Wonder-Fluffl!….If it happens to me, All Pug Hell will break loose…grump!…SiberH is a very wise Husky indeed…gruff!

    Charris!…I was trying to be nice, so I said “Wonder-fluff my butt”…heh …What I really wanted to say was “Wonder-fluff, my ass!”….sniff!…As in, it will never happen….dammit!…(I can out cuss Chet day in and day out! Heh!)…snorkel!

  119. Basil and Sage
    11:26 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Macy – are you refering to those magnificent actors in Lady and the Tramp???We have never understood why anyone thought that was a movie about dawgs. The obvious stars are those two slender, graceful and talented cats.
    Basil and I are actually Norwegian Forest Cats, so we are even more beautiful and wonderful, but we have adapted that song to our breed, as we are sure that if Disney had known about us, Weegies would have been the Kats of choice in the movie.
    Its alright though…we are celebrities in our own right, movie or no movie. And we still plan to wonderfluff pug butt. You in?

  120. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:48 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Grump!…burp!

  121. Wolfie
    11:54 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Just to reassure everyone, we went to court yesterday and were granted an emergency move out and restraining order. We met with the process server tonight; he is a man who loves God, and he will explain things to the boys. They are still covered under our medical insurance, and we are still willing to pay for their therapy. The boys are partying all weekend, and if all goes well, they will be served on Monday. Oddly, even though my stomach is tied up in knots, I feel a deep sense of peace. Before they were my sons, they were Gods, and His love for them is deep and enduring. All shall be well.

  122. Wolfie
    11:59 pm on January 29th, 2011

    You guys make me laugh! Wonder fluff the pug butt, ha ha ha.

  123. C. Harris
    11:59 pm on January 29th, 2011

    Rio, when you put something in writing, you can’t deny it and you can’t take it back. I bet it won’t be as bad as you think.

  124. Basil and Sage
    12:03 am on January 30th, 2011

    CHarris – We beg to differ…if we have our way it will be every bit as bad as he thought…and then some. We are planning to bring PINK ribbons to tie to his curly little wonderfluffed tail. (giggle)

  125. Wolfie
    12:10 am on January 30th, 2011

    Bee, welcome home! I am glad that you are feeling better.

    Macy, you are sounding like your old self. Welcome back!

    Rio, your friend is amazing! I hope her mom feels better soon.

    And Herb Kats, can I please see a big picture of your avatar? I am intrigued.

  126. Tupper and Gilly
    12:11 am on January 30th, 2011

    Dear gentle Wolfie,
    you have a very wonderful mom and dad. We know that they don’t deserve the heartache that has come into their lives, and we will send up lots of prayers for them that they may heal and be at peace. We are glad that they have you in their lives to remind them of what it is to receive unconditional love. We hope they will listen to the court people who have experience in this type of thing, and that they will keep themselves safe and protected, and watch over you and each other. Our hearts go out to you, and you have our hopes and wishes for a good outcome, and of course our support. Peace to all of you.

  127. Wolfie
    12:14 am on January 30th, 2011

    I think we have a logistic problem…..it looks as if some of us are going to the great white and some of us are going to Dallas. We can’t have that!

    So maybe should take a vote?

  128. Tupper and Gilly
    12:19 am on January 30th, 2011

    Macy – happy birthday to your little ones! Mama will send you her doggie cookie recipe if you want.
    Wolfie – the Herbs have gone to bed, but we will tell themn tomorrow to try to post a full picture of their avatar – it is a Norwegian Forest Cat wearing a blue magician’s cape and wizard hat. Sage likes to refer to himself as Sage the Mage, but heck, we all know he’s just a silly kat in a hat.
    Yaaawwwnnnn…and now we are off to bed too. G’night all.

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