Where were we with the case? I wasn’t sure. All I knew was that we were zooming out of Vegas in the Porsche. There are some fancy Porsches out there, but ours isn’t one of them. Ours is old, brown with yellow doors, also has a bullet hole in the license plate – that was a day I’ll never forget! Although now that I mention it … And there’s a Max’s Memphis Ribs bumper sticker, which I know on account of their great logo: a pig sitting at a table, wearing a bib and holding a knife and fork. Kind of weird, because I’ve run into a pig or two in my time and they’re not like that at all. In fact, when it comes to pigs – watch out!

Anyway, all that about the Porsche is for any newcomers who might be here. The point is we were zooming out of Vegas, Ray Jason in the shotgun seat – my seat – and me on the little shelf in back. I was being real good about it, except for the tiniest bit of gnawing at the leather headrest, close to Ray’s ear.

“Where are we going?” Ray said.

“Take a guess,” said Bernie.

My guess was Max’s Memphis Ribs.


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101 Responses to “Zooming”

  1. B. Stover
    5:05 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Oh, Chet. I do love you! There is new information about the Porsche for old-timers as well. I don't remember the bullet hole in the license plate or the bumper sticker.

    Which reminds me, C. Harris is not a new poster. She goes back to the beginning of the blog.

    Rio: I will get back with you regarding Amazon but have to go to farmer's market now.

  2. Melanie
    5:32 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Chet just needs a little protein. The Pack thinks you can get it from leather, must be a Nation within the Nation thing.

    Pondering, where are they going? Hmm. If Bernie is asking Ray to guess, it would have to be some where that Ray knows. . . Maybe CB's place? That should get some fireworks going for the 4th! Though I would miss Sundays with Ingrid.

    I just hope that the latch on the hood of the old Porsche is not rusty.

    Min-Pin? A Miniature Pincher? She would be a very Princess type but in a much different way than Sam or Lexi. Not better Sam and Lexi, just different.

    Thanks for the Prayer Riö. They are the best. Will read it to Dan when I talk to him on the phone today.

  3. dawson
    5:34 am on July 3rd, 2010


    Chet: Max's Memphis Ribs – that is a great guess. Sure would like to ride in the porsche, just once.

    Macy the Min-Pin Princess: Welcome. The more princesses the merrier. You are a miniature pinscher?

    Mollypop: Your mom is still looking for work too, isn't she?

    I will not complain about having to work 12 hours 2 days straight. I will count my many blessings and be extremely grateful. I will plunder on.

  4. Mollypop
    5:48 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Hi, Mollypop's Mom here. We're on our trip to downstate New York (Lexi is going to upstate New York) and I didn't bring the laptop. I'm using my new cell phone with a touch screen and Molly is carrying on because I won't let her use it. She always wants instant gratification and is making me crazy.

    The other day Molly showed me a video of a dog that was worse than she is about wanting things and wanting them right away. I couldn't imagine that such a dog existed, but seeing is believing.

    Molly will be back to catch up with everyone on Monday.

    Molly's Mom

    P.S. Dawson, thanks for thinking of me, but I'm not looking for work. I'm retired now.

  5. ÄbbietheKitty
    6:07 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Dear C. Harris,

    Please forgive me. I didn't come in early in the blog so I didn't remember you. Thanks to BStover for setting me straight. I only came in the winter of '08-'09.

    Gosh have we been playing here that long? Wowee!


  6. Staff
    6:09 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Now I have to zoom out of here and watch the start of the Tour de France. Love the bikes.


  7. B. Stover
    7:02 am on July 3rd, 2010

    I didn't make it to farmer's market yet. My ten-year-old car wouldn't start so AAA is putting a new battery in.

    Rio: I've only had one problem with a seller at Amazon. I went into my Amazon account, clicked on that specific item and sent an email message with my complaint (they sent the wrong item). Amazon sent my email to the seller and then sent the seller's response to me. The outcome was that the seller apologized, sent the correct items immediately as well as a sticker so that I could send back the wrong item via UPS without having to pay for the shipment. Amazon would want to know that you are having a problem.

  8. B. Stover
    7:07 am on July 3rd, 2010

    I think Melanie is correct and their destination is Col. Bob. However, it would be kind of interesting if they were going to see Astrid. Did we ever figure out where Pine City is?

  9. Riö - The Evil
    7:39 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Hey!… We are back! We were at the big parade this morning….snort!…Those steers are something else…Wow!… She even got a video of them and is now trying to figure out how to get the video onto something else then maybe after ages and ages…grunt!…you will get to see what I saw this morning…Wow!

    Stover!…Thanks for the advice…snort!… Unfortunately, the Amazon email with the shipment order and sellers name is in an email on busy season place computer… grunt!… If she can get that thing working and connect to her busy season place…sniff!… maybe she can contact that seller… wheeze!…Big maybe because all the new stuff was just put on her computer to connect to the busy place and has not been tested yet….cough!….I’m confused…

  10. Siberian Husky
    7:52 am on July 3rd, 2010

    I think the boys might be going to Pine City. I would go to Pine City to get away from Vegas. With a name like Pine City, it has to be cooler than Vegas. However, I would put up with the heat in Phoenix to go to Max's Memphis Ribs. Ribs would be a good way for Chet to celebrate the Fourth. Come to think of it, all of us could use some ribs this weekend.

  11. Riö - The Evil
    8:02 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Chet!… He’s had some run-ins with pigs before!… snort!… Aren’t javelinas pig-like?… grunt!…SiberH, have you ever seen a javelina?… sneeze!…I think they have tusks…ouch!

  12. Siberian Husky
    8:06 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Rio, very nice prayer last night. Mom and I appreciate it. We want to see the video of the parade, especially since we are stuck here in the house. It's is a good thing you didn't destroy the instruction book.

    Welcome to Macy and Kirby, and if I left anyone out, I am sorry. Rio can tell you what a bad memory I have.

    Molly, psssst, when you can get back online, you can order your own laptop. Get a small one, so you can hide it.

    Ok, I have this figured out…I can stop and visit Dawson on my way to visit C. Harris. That would be a nice trip. All I have to do is break the news to mom.

  13. Siberian Husky
    8:11 am on July 3rd, 2010

    I have never seen one, Rio. We don't have them here, which is probably a good thing. Yes, they are pig like and have tusks, and they are not all that good natured. Chet does have them in his desert. Chet's desert is more interesting than mine, but hotter.

  14. B. Stover
    8:27 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Rio: You don't need the Amazon email with the shipment of the order. Just go to your account at Amazon.com. Go to your recent purchases and from there follow the directions.

  15. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    8:35 am on July 3rd, 2010

    My first impression was that they are going to Pine City, although now I am not sure. While we don't know where Pine City is, it sounds more Nevada like than Arizona or California, and i think that Astrid may be the missing link (although that also would need to mean that Foster was telling the truth as to where she is). However, if Chet thinks they are heading to Max's Memphis ribs, that would be back in the direction of home, which could mean back to Colonel Bob (assuming Chet is thinking with his brain and not just his stomach). Lots to ponder and plunder here.

    Rio, that was an incredibly touching prayer last night; we were really choked up here when reading it. Still doesn't mean that you will get the see the reader's copy of TFAT though.

    Melanie — my mom's quilting table is actually an old dining room table that is quite large, so, yup, dad can fit under it too, although he is not quite as flexible as I am, so he sometimes needs the "jaws of life" to get back up afterwards.

    We went back to the farm market for more apricots today. Mom preserved up the first batch on Wednesday and they are very yummy. She also got some white peaches, which she preserves as peach halves, in a wonderful syrup, which we have as a special treat for breakfast during holidays later in the year. She might also do watermelon pickle (if she can find good rinds, which is getting harder and harder). She also does a great sweet pickle chip and sweet pickle relish (same recipe, just one is sliced and the other is diced), but the pickling cukes for the past couple of years have not been that good. Got paws crossed that they will be better this year. Yum, yum. Wookie

  16. Riö - The Evil
    8:38 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Grump!… I don’t know what’s taking so long with that video… snort!… It’s not “live” yet I guess…sniff!…That’s what she said anyway! I want to see those long horned guys again NOW dammit!… geeze!

    Javelinas!… Breaking Bad the TV show is set in New Mexico and there has been mention of Javelina’s during some of the episodes…grunt!… I didn’t realize deserts could be so different…hmmm

  17. Riö - The Evil
    8:44 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Wookie!… Sob!Sob!Sob!… I thought we were best friends?…. Sob!Sob!Sob!…choke!sniff!… Not even a small peek at the advance reader copy??… Sob!Sob!Sob!

  18. Siberian Husky
    8:56 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Javelinas are found in southern NM, but not around here where Breaking Bad is supposed to be filmed. Maybe the show just wants to add to the drama a bit. My desert is different than southern NM. It is the altitude here that makes it different…I am almost at 6,000 feet.

  19. Riö - The Evil
    8:56 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Finally!… We walked to the parade this morning and saw the longhorn steers up close and personal!…. snort!snort!… Lucky for you guys my friend finally figured out the video part just in time to get a movie of those big boys while we were there… grunt!…There was on tense moment when….gurgle!…well just watch and you will see what happened…heh!


  20. Melanie
    9:04 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Riö, you sure all of those were steers??? snicker. Mac and Franklin were trying to give them tips but not sure it got through the internet!

    Soo, I thought the cattle up here called Scottish Highland Cattle had long horns.

    I was wrong!! I'm amazed that those steers can keep their heads up.

    In New Hampshire, they have the Strolling of the Heifers. Never been though.

    Any one every get punctured by accident?

  21. Melanie
    9:06 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Dan got a grumpy doctor who was rude to him. Good thing that doctor wasn't on the floor when Zoë got there. Zoë made sure the nurse understood that that doctor was to be respectful of Dan or she would be doing some majoring hell raising.

    My mom: ALPHA BITCH!

  22. Melanie
    9:08 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Two puppy pics, then I need to rest. . .

    First one is: I smell MOM!

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1278180459-IMG_1211.JPG[/img]

    The next is a close up of Mr. Orange.

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1278180509-IMG_1206.JPG[/img]

  23. Melanie
    9:09 am on July 3rd, 2010


    Two puppy pictures are "Your comment is awaiting moderation."

    Time is 2:08.

    Love that "awaiting," awesome language.

  24. Siberian Husky
    9:10 am on July 3rd, 2010

    That's a neat video, Rio! The longhorn steers are really a symbol of the Old Wild Wild West. Bernie would love the video. Mom and I just watched a program on tv this past week where they were driving longhorn cattle from Texas to Ft. Sumner, NM, back in the days of the cattle drives.

  25. Riö - The Evil
    9:25 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Hypnotist!… In a little while we are going over to the fair to see The Michael Swenson Comedy Hypnosis Show!… snort!…This should be good! I wonder If Alice will be there helping him?…heh!

  26. B. Stover
    9:34 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Magnificent is the only word for those steers. They were strutting! How cool. Who owns them and where were they going? They seemed accustomed to all of the people. Thanks for sharing the video Rio.

  27. Riö - The Evil
    9:52 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Nope!…She changed her mind we are staying home and getting some work done…snort!… That comedy show is on again tomorrow so we will go then…heh!…She got a quick video of some really big horses…grunt!…They went by too fast….cough!…not sure if it is even worth putting up.

    Stover!… I don’t know where those steers were headed but I’m sure they eventually end up in a pasture or barn somewhere…grunt!…Don’t know who owns them either…sniff!

  28. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:56 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Bee – my mom had to call AAA for a dead battery on her birthday. (I'll give you two guess who ran the battery down.)

    Plus, one of my boys went swimming with my mom's cell phone in her pocket and for some reason, the cell phone doesn't work now.

    Not sure why.

    Melanie – remind me not to cross Zoe. She is a force to be reckoned with. I have a feeling that she is much nicer to the Nation than she is to rude doctors, however!

  29. C. Harris
    10:00 am on July 3rd, 2010

    B. Stover: yes, I was an early poster. You have a good memory.

    AbbietheKitty: I read the blog daily but haven't posted in a long time. I was considering getting a pet pseudonym and joining the correspondence but hadn't felt that creative.

    Siberian Husky: you are welcome to visit anytime! My southern relatives are all wusses and never come. And my best CA friend of 30 years says she will only come when I decide to move and help me pack (I need to stop sending her emails in the winter saying its -60 or the May email I sent saying that it had been snowing for two days). I'm off to visit said southern relatives for two weeks and I fear the heat.

    Chet: I was too tired to fix supper last night so I got out the beef jerky and my dogs got one for each one I ate. Easy-peasy. I've been feeding them so much real food that they are off dog chow. But the vet says more people should feed their dogs real food (altho I don't think he was referring to processed/seasoned beef jerky).

  30. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:01 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Hey, Wookie! Dude! Maybe you can make copies of the prize(d) book, have them bound, and send each one of us a copy!!

    Wouldn't that be awesome, pack?

    Please Wookie? Pretty please with a cherry on top?

    (Wolfie is looking at you with his big brown pleading puppy eyes…..)

    Or maybe we should have Alice Johnson cast a spell on you? (Not that I am making any threats or anything……)

    Btw, Maggie, our black and white Kat is purring and saying hello to all!

  31. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:07 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Oh, and one more comment.

    I still think (this week, any way) that Astrid is a goner. Therefore, they must be going to see Bob.

    Maybe next week I'll decide that she is actually alive. Come to think about it, we haven't been given any recent clues regarding the whereabouts of Astid.

    Well, I think it's time for mom, Maggie and me, Wolfie Wigglebutt to take a snooze.

  32. Riö - The Evil
    10:12 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Wolfie!… Hi ya! Did you see the longhorn steers?…snort!… Oh and speaking of Wookie, did you see the talking squirrel 2 days ago?… grunt!

  33. Siberian Husky
    10:24 am on July 3rd, 2010

    C Harris, Thank you very much for your invitation. My mom gets unhappy at me inviting myself to visit people who live in the Great North. Sixty below sounds fun to me. You won't like the heat down here. I don't like the heat down here.

  34. Gus & BooBear
    10:31 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Happy July 4th weekend, everyone!! Mom is supposed to be boxing for the big move later this month, but she stopped to read yesterday's and today's posts. Welcome to the new-timers and to the returning old-timers (that's us, too because we haven't had a lot of time to write lately). Prayers for all in need both physically (Dan and family) and in life-challenge (Jasper's dad). Mom & Dad have both been blessed and that makes it much easier to take care of all of us. Our happy holiday weekend started out with them getting to bring the rest of our brothers and sisters home (since the house is now sold and all we are having to do now is pack).

    Mom is a bit jealous of both Dawson anc C.Harris because she and Dad have always wanted to have a life adventure up north where there are real winters (although after reading about Rio's last winter and spring not so much). They went to Alaska on their 25th anniversary 10 years back and just LOVED it! But Jackson Hole is also a favorite.

    Anyway, sorry to be so long winded, but just thinking of all of you!


  35. Jasper the Poodle
    11:09 am on July 3rd, 2010

    Hi everyone! Thanks for the prayer, Rio. Visited my Aunt Mimi today, she's having a yard sale. Hung out in her back yard, said how do to her pom and weiner doggie. They both really love me, but laws yes, do they bark, bark, bark. I, of course, do NOT bark, bark, bark. I only bark when necessary (and just a reasonable yip at that): knocks at the door, when the neighbors come and go, and when my lead gets tangled up and I can't get back to the door, where I can jump and jump so my mom knows that I want back inside.

  36. Siberian Husky
    11:54 am on July 3rd, 2010

    G&BB Good to hear from you. I know you will be glad when the move is behind you and you are all settled in.

    Jasper, I don't bark either, I don't even bark when it is necessary. Keep in touch with us.

    I could go off the grid…the leftovers of hurricane Alex have arrived. We are having thunder and lightening. No rain, yet, of course.

  37. Riö - The Evil
    12:35 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Snatch!…Speaking of pigs earlier, it is quite a coincidence that we are going to watch the classic Guy Ritchie movie called “Snatch”….snort!…There are some nasty pigs in this movie if I recall correctly…grunt!…Its been ages since we watched this one…heh!…Love all the actors in it. There are a couple American but mostly British guys… wheeze!…cough!….Seemed fitting for the Fourth of July weekend in some weird way…heh!

  38. Riö - The Evil
    12:37 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Food!… She’s finally back from the grocery store with all kinds of good smelling food!…snort!…I’m so hungry I could just die!… yeep!yeep!sneeze!… Just in time too because its gearing up for an afternoon rain storm….yeah!…That means it will cool off a little…grunt!…Now for the movie!…yeep!yeep!

  39. Siberian Husky
    12:51 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Thanks for the puppy pictures, Melanie…too cute!

  40. Riö - The Evil
    1:29 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    OMG!… Mr. Orange is starting to look like a real Newf!…heh!… These guys are really growing up fast!… snort!…Soon they will be drooling like pros…ugh!… We are having a good time watching Snatch!…heh heh!

    Harris!…You said you were a teacher. What subject and who do you teach?…cough!… I can’t imagine there are tons of kids up there in the Arctic….snort!…But I could be very wrong.

  41. Melanie
    1:48 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Did we ever find out what a chug was?

  42. Staff
    1:57 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Whoooeee Rio that video was great. Loved seeing all that cattle walk by. That one 'pushy' one was the most fun. TeeHee.

    Also Melanie, love the puppies pictures. They are starting to look like dogs!

    We are having thunderstorm warnings so I better go. It is the bottom of the 8th and the score is 8 – 4 Tampa. They scored 7 runs in the top of the 8th inning. I have to go clap.


    clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap clap

  43. Riö - The Evil
    2:19 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Staff!… You mean the pushy horny one…pun!… heh!

    Harris!… So you have a Husky and a questionable Lab…snort!…Does your Husky wear eyeliner like SiberH does?…snicker!… He is so fussy about his make-up its ridiculous! …heh!…So you must teach all the subjects to the kids … cough!… I bet SiberH would sign up to be a Exchange Dog… heh!… He and the so-called Lab could switch climates for awhile…shiver!sweat!cough! …Thanks for the info. Nice to meet you C….sniff!…At one point I will have to guess your name, just ask Stover…heh!

  44. Riö - The Evil
    2:22 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Snatch!… Is still one and we are having a rollicking time watching it…heh!… I’m sure it will be over before the games starts…woooo!

  45. Riö - The Evil
    2:24 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Melanie!…Whatever a ‘Chug’ is its not Me!… snort!…And that’s final…sniff!

  46. Riö - The Evil
    2:26 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Missing!… I miss Lil Lexi… NOT!… heh!…. Back to the movie …gulp!gulp!gulp!…ahhhh!

  47. Siberian Husky
    2:31 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    C.Harris…Mom has never done the DNA thing, and she only knows people that have talked about doing it. The pet stores here like Petsmart will do it for you for a price, but mom says if she was going to do it, she would ask a her vet which company is the most accurate. When you read about it in dog magazines, it seems that people are usually surprised when they get the results back, and their dog turns out to be a different mix than what they thought it was.

    You have a husky! We have another husky on this blog, folks.

  48. Riö - The Evil
    3:04 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Hey!…That awesome movie ended just a few minutes before the Rockies and Giants game starts!…snort!…We will be running in and out watering stuff because all the thunder and stuff didn’t produce squat!…grump!…

    Quote!… Here is a quote from the movie Snatch! This is towards the very end and in an English accent…snicker!… “Could you tell me why you got a dead man with an arm missing in your boot? (car trunk) Hey George, is that a tea cozy on his head?”… Heh!…And just so you guys know, one of the major characters is one of our guys!…A Pit Bully in fact, but we loved him…heh!…He ate a squeaky toy whole early in the movie and squeaked the whole time…HA!

  49. Riö - The Evil
    3:06 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Missing!…Where is Stover?… snuff!

  50. B. Stover
    3:10 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Yes, Rio did ask my first name. Did I ever tell you?

    I'm going to watch a new tv show tonight…new for me: The Forgotten. Has anyone seen it? (We were going to go take photos of the fireworks but I don't think I will.)

  51. Riö - The Evil
    3:12 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Heh!…Those newbies… Min Pin is still posting on yesterdays comments…snort!… She’s like the Freshman of the Blog…heh!

    Stover!… NO!… but I think i ticked you off when I guessed "Boodles"…heh!…That seems like ages ago.. sniff!..glad you are back my dear.

  52. B. Stover
    3:16 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Rio: You never ticked me off. For years and years I've signed myself (on "While You Were Out Messages," notes, etc. etc.) as B.


  53. Riö - The Evil
    3:16 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Rockies!…Are officially ON…snort!…Ubaldo is pitching his heart out as usual…gasp!…First inning is already OVER! 1,2, 3 and yer out at the old ball game!

  54. B. Stover
    3:21 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    I went to yesterday's post and wrote a comment to Macy telling her (I think) to come to today's post. She wrote to you on Facebook before she could get on the blog Rio.

  55. Riö - The Evil
    3:30 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Facebook!…I hope Rin Tin Min Pin knows I do not go out to Facebook …grump!….Personally, I do not want to, but also I have been banned by you-know-who…wheeze!…I think she talks about me out there and doesn’t want me to see what smack she is laying down out there in public about me… snort!…NONE OF IT IS TRUE!!….sniff!…I’m a good boy most of the time…sniff!…Well, maybe a little bit of some of the time.

  56. Siberian Husky
    3:32 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Stover, I call you Stover because I picked it up from Rio. Mom says I have picked up too much from Rio. snorkel

  57. B. Stover
    3:36 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    SH: Stover is my name also. That's fine…calling me that.

    Rio: I think that Macy knows you don't go on Facebook.

    I'm playing Bookworm and I'm at one million seven hundred and eighty thousand plus….but not near my record…but I've forgotten what it is. I've started making up words but it (the Bookworm) doesn't like them.

  58. Melanie
    3:39 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    DNA. Cool. I think it would be cool to do just on a human, but I think that costs more than a dog.

    I wonder what would happen if we did one on the dogs. We can go back generations and generations, but somewhere back there was breeding with Chows, Labs and (I think) Bernies. (snicker) That's St. Bernies of course.

    The dogs of Newfoundlands were also completely wiped out and were only saved because they had a good supply that had made it to England.

    Okay, JV? Ahhh, are you new, a lurker, or is my brain going dead?

  59. B. Stover
    3:46 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    I seem to recall a JV before.

    I hope we get a continuation of the blog story tomorrow with Chet rather than Ingrid. Why do you all like Ingrid? (I mean, I like her but I've read the books.)

  60. Riö - The Evil
    3:47 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Wow!…This game is Too Exciting! We have not had a chance to go outside and start the watering yet!…Wooooo!…Tied 1 – 1 so far top of the 3rd….choke!

  61. Riö - The Evil
    3:51 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Stover!…Think of it as “His day of Rest”…snort!…He creates and creates all week long and finally he just needs a day off…you-know?…Ingrid is always entertaining. ..We here need to get back to her story….gruff!…She was just chosen as Alice in the play last we had time to read that book…grunt!

  62. Siberian Husky
    3:52 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    uh, no, the game is not tied now. I am starting to get nervous.

  63. Melanie
    3:57 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    So B.Stover, you're saying my brain is going dead.

    Hey JV! Talk to us!

  64. B. Stover
    3:58 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Giving us another sneak preview of TFAT would also be a day of rest.

  65. J.V.
    4:59 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Hey Chet it’s about time that you went to Max’s Memphis Ribs.

  66. Siberian Husky
    4:03 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Rio, you need to go out and water now!

    I think Spence deserves to have some time off.

  67. B. Stover
    4:05 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Melanie: I would never say that. You have an extremely acute mind and I love your stories also.

  68. Riö - The Evil
    4:07 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Hey!…Stover! I totally have to agree with you on that one!…. yeep!…TFAT PREVIEW PLEASE ON SUNDAYS!….crap!…That darn big ole Wooley Wookie gets to see it first!…crumb!….This calls for Action on the part of our most talented characters…grunt!

  69. Siberian Husky
    4:15 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Me too, I love Melanie's stories and the Newf pictures.

  70. Riö - The Evil
    4:28 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Crap!… It is 7 – 4 Giants!…bugger!…And that is with Ubaldo pitching!…snort!…Come on guys!

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1278206839-clap!clap!.gif[/img] clap!clap clap!clap!clap!

  71. Melanie
    4:40 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Thanks Guys (wiping a tear away). I still don't remember JV though.

    And was yesterday's Rose new?

  72. B. Stover
    4:43 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    I think I remember Rose here a few times. Nan and Molly the Black Poodle haven't been back lately

  73. Siberian Husky
    4:46 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Rose has been with us before, and I remember JV saying that Chet could really use some of Max's Memphis Ribs. Chet may pay JV to pop in from time to time.

  74. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:52 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Bee – I know your real name because I saw it on Facebook. I won't spill the beans, I promise.

    By the way, Rio, I don't mean to be nosy but I was wondering how your diet is coming along??? We want you to be nice and healthy!

    What's that I smell? Pasta? Yum! I need to go hang out at the kitchen.

    By the way, Mom gave me and Teddy some hot dog popsicles (Nathan's Kosher) and man, are they ever yummy!

  75. Riö - The Evil
    4:57 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Visits!…Tomorrow morning we have to try to get up early enough to go have breakfast with grandma!….snort!… We have not seen her in awhile and it is definitely time!…grunt!…The bad thing is that my friends mom and grandma are having a sort of emotional fight right now…sob!… Grandma thinks that since her mom is all alone in that big house she should be brought home and cared for hand and foot “again” …wheeze!…Well her mom thinks this is the first time in a really long time she does not have to be a caregiver to anyone and thinks grandma is in the best place for her heart condition… gulp!… My friend and I are stuck in the middle of this emotional fight …crap! …We love grandma so much, but both of us know that she can not go back to her mom’s house…sniff!….It is sooo very hard to tell her that though…yeep!

    Plus!…We need to go out to the farm and see her best friend and their new furniture and flooring that the hubby put in…yeah!…I get to see Pepper and the horses again and run wild on the farm…gruff!…I wonder if there will be fresh baked cookies again!…WOOOO…that would be fantastic!…Okay, back to the exciting game!…golly!

  76. Siberian Husky
    5:02 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Go Rockies!! You are doing it!!!

  77. Riö - The Evil
    5:05 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Seven!…Another perk is if they have 7 runs we can go get 4 tacos for almost nothing…hehe!…But she never does! Dammit!…snort!…No fast food for us she says…crap!

  78. Riö - The Evil
    5:07 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Wow! Wow!..zowie!..Rockies are ahead now by one!…snort!…SiberH! Are you listening to this?…grunt!…What a great game so far!…wooooo!

  79. Siberian Husky
    5:09 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    I'm here…I'm following the game. The Rockies have really come from behind!

  80. Macy the Min-pin Pri
    5:30 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    I was just informed that my post was on yesterday's blog, so here it is again, even though it was in response to questions about…oh, heck, just read it.

    Hi All and Rio..I am a miniature pincher..mostly anyway, not willing to have my DNA tested..my sis the Chug is a Chihuahua pug mix..a designer dog..lol @chubby pug..will have to tell Belle that one..Texas Rangers Baseball Rocks..just check the standings, pooch! My guys can lick your guys any day. Get it, huh, huh, lick, hehe. I crack myself up sometimes. My people think I am a quiet little princess, but I can put up some serious attitude if need be. Later, need to see a man about a squirrel.

  81. Macy the Min-pin Pri
    5:31 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Rio, I like rockies too. I pick them up in my mouth and throw them in the air.

  82. Riö - The Evil
    5:41 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Rockies!…Bottom of the 8th Giants 8 –7….Wow! I thought maybe Stover’s nephew just caught a ball in the stands…heh!…Bare handed too!…He was tall, slim, blond and had a great smile….gruff!… I thought of Stover right away!…snorkel!

  83. Riö - The Evil
    5:42 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Oops!…Bottom of the 7th!…snort!…That means alot of difference…heh!

  84. C. Harris
    6:46 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Rio: it is true that some villages have few kids. The state will provide a school as long as there are 10 enrolled children. Ages ago children had to leave their villages for education which was sad for everyone. I used to travel around villages but now I live on road system so it is more populated plus there is a small military base. For instance one school has 60 children K-6 grades. I am in the jr/sr high and there are a little over 400 from the base and nearby “towns.” I signed up to host a foreign exchange student next year but everyone’s biographies talked about living in cities with millions (one described her home as in a small town of 200,000) and most were from warm climates. I thought the culture shock/boredom/weather would be too much so I backed out for now.

    P.S. someone at school has 3 Pugs. I’ve always wanted small dogs but the animal shelter mostly has huskies and labs so I have one of each. The lab I’m not sure about and was thinking of doing one of those DNA tests to trace her breed. Has anyone done that?

  85. Riö - The Evil
    5:52 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Min Tin Rin Tin!… Don’t piss me off…snort! …Everyone here knows the Rockies are my boys and nothing – no not Nothing….grunt!…can be said about them that is rude or degrading…wheeze!…Or my wrath will fall upon you and that is never a good thing my dear Min Pin..sniff!

    Chug!…I am glad to hear we have a definition of what a “Chug” is…grunt!…There are squirrels and then there are Swat Team Squirrels…heh!heh!… Whom I am friends with…heh!heh!…Back to the game!

  86. B. Stover
    6:00 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    I'll have to find out if he was at the game.

  87. Macy the Min-pin Pri
    6:05 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    In Fort Worth, near where we live, the Longhorns have a daily cattle drive. It's a must see for tourists. I have never gotten to see it. I hardly get to go anywhere interesting. Mom says when it gets cooler we will go to Fort Woof, a dog park.

    Rockies, shmockies, Go Rangers! Dad is recording the game right now because he doesn't like to watch commercials.

  88. Macy the Min-pin Pri
    6:07 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    And, hey, I am not a Freshman. I am not ANY kind of man. Dude, hello, PRINCESS!

  89. Riö - The Evil
    6:08 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Stover!… I hope, hope, hope it was him…heh!..He was so happy and I immediately thought of you for some reason!…gruff!…That would be so cool if it was him…heh!…Bare Handed Catch!…Wooo!

  90. Riö - The Evil
    6:18 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Princess Rin Tin Min Pin!…You remind me a lot of the real Princess whom Chet took care of in the desert!…sniffle!… I do lift my, well not my tail, and not my ears…snort!…I do admire your spirit missy…heh!…I can’t wait till Sammie and Lil Lexie get to meet you! (both on vacation)… damn!…. You got Princess Power for sure! …heh!…Must be that Pincer blood in you!…snicker!…But do not every say bad things about the Rockies or else…grumble!

    Oh No!…Those damn Giants have a 3 run lead all of a suddend…gasp!

  91. Älice Johnson
    6:18 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Gosh Min-Pin, No one would ever annoy Riö. Heh heh heh. We just couldn't do that.


    Alice Johnson

    I'd put in some Bob's but Lexi is the Bob-ster. But they would be winking Bobs! ;-D

  92. Riö - The Evil
    6:33 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Oh No!…Sob!Sob!Sob!…Giants win 11 – 8…. Crap!….I think we have one more game to kick their butt!….heh! … OH CRAP!,,, We said we would be out at the farm visiting her best friend and that Pepper girl…shoot! …We may have to miss our first game this season…Sob!Sob!Sob!…sniffle!cough!sneeze!sob!…I bet they can win without me…I bet they can!…sob!

  93. Macy the Min-pin Pri
    6:41 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Rio I am sorry to hear that your rockies got taken by some giants. That makes me shiver. ooo Rangers beating the Sox off of Chicago 2-0, bottom of the 7th. Owww, Annie is trying to eat my head again, darn kid. At least she doesn't try to nurse anymore! She is 4 inches taller than me.

  94. Riö - The Evil
    6:42 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Alice!…Have you recovered from your outside-all-night adventure in the garden!?….heh!…You silly little thing, you could have gotten gobbled up by wolves or foxes or bumble bees!…snort!…What were you thinking Alice??? ….Stupid, stupid super model Kat-girl…wheeze!

  95. ÄbbietheKitty
    6:42 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Well Rio, None of our teams seem to be doing very well WITH us so maybe we should give them a break.



  96. Riö - The Evil
    6:49 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Tomorrow!…Well, we have a full plate tomorrow morning and afternoon(drat!) …snort!… We will be having a very early breakfast with Grandma (7:00am for gosh sakes!)… grunt!…We will be home for a few hours after that, and then we need to pick up lunch for her Mom and eat it with her…wheeze!…From there we are off to the farm and having a good time!…WOOOOOO!

  97. Riö - The Evil
    6:52 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    AbbieTheKat!…She has just lost her cotton pickin’ mind!…”without us”…snort!…What nonsense is she spewing in this late evening hour … heh!…She must have been on a Hot Tin Roof and lost her mind….snicker!

  98. ÄbbietheKitty
    6:58 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Alice was fairly snarky after she came back in. She never lets them catch her, she just decides it is time and comes to the door. I was hoping she would bump her nose into the electric fence. I wanted to see her jump! But she just went over it neat as can be. I was quite disappointed but Staff was impressed.

    I wonder if she has met that fence before?

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1278215788-small nc, cat and garden.jpg[/img]

    Alice was out in the garden last year too. But not overnight. Once she decided it was time to come in, Staff had the 'other' Staff take a picture. (The other staff likes flowers) He weeds them too, unlike this staff who just enjoys them.

  99. Macy the Min-pin Pri
    7:37 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    It is so quiet in here without *someone* gasping and snorting. Somebody get the guy an inhaler. Wow, I hear crickets. Hmmmm, just singing to myself all alone with the laptop. I think she went to sleep and left it on for me. Wish I could make a paw print on here, just seems right, but….ok, tired of talking to myself, I am going to check my Dogbook page, see if anybody new said hi.

  100. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    WOW!…Tied at 7 – 7 now!…

  101. Riö - The Evil
    9:55 pm on July 3rd, 2010

    Night All!…snort!…We fell asleep! I think last night is still haunting us ..grunt!…Min Pin is a real smart ass!…Heh! …We like her for now…snicker!… Lets let Lil Lexi get a good look see and then the Princess feathers will fly!…heh!… Oh and Sammie too!

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