when K9 met Aunty

/bark bark bark

well i imagine some of ya'll may have imagined aunty belle in much the same way as i did, as a granny clampet type, loaded for bear and whippin' up vittles and moonshine. natcherly nothing is as it seems on the blogs with all this shapeshiftin' goin on. i didnt have a car so i tried to blow the whole thing off.

but 'ol aunty wudn't havin none of that and sent uncle out in the pickup to have a look see at me, determine if i was trustworthy. she tole him to let me ride in the bed, iff'in i had fleas an all. after uncle's recon, he decided to go on and let me ride up front and we had a grand ol time lookin at the sights. we entered through the auntebellum shed adorned with many a haid of stag exiled out of auntys sight.

natcherly i asked if ol uncle would give me one of them haids as freya would truly appreciate another trophy for her wall. "wail, shore ol pup, but choo gots to take one of these little 6 pointers!" in the end i knew it would be too tough to get on board the plane, they so weapon-like an' all.

we headed across the back forty and met up with all manner of aunty's creatures: her own black dawg, a lady duck, birds birds birds, lizards everywhere with bright red flaps under they chins; in and out they pulsed. then there was 'ol hee haw the burro, a fine fine animal with an onery but loveable personality. finally i spotted the grand dame herself on her poarch and sure enough she were barefooted jus' like i drew her all those months ago. i knew it. Oh but i was way off on some other imaginations! but she wouldnt allow no pictures or elaborate descriptions.

the lady welcomed me like i was one of her own family and set about making the meal we had long discussed in our blog conversations: the fried fishes, and instead of grits, she made creamed corn, a salad of southern heirloom 'maters which were of all colors including damn near black! she dressed them with balsamic vinigrette and light pepper. yum! for desert there was fresh berries with real whipped cream and some fresh fudgy rich brownies. there werent no poark rinds though and when i asked about them aunty and ol uncle jes laughed and laughed. and there was iced tea by the buckets. aunty taught me all about the simple syrup...how to cook up sugar and water in the microwave and make a syrup for iced tea so ya doan hafta stir so much. and she said "yore body know what to do with sugar it doan know nuthin bout no sweet and low chemicals and such" well, day-yamn! call me converted!

'course we talked about all ya'll, the nature of bloggin', who all we'd like ta meet, art, religion, great southern writers and living out in the country. all the fugitive agrarian stuff. yes lil' chiles, aunty is smart and funny and jes an all around delight. her home was like a library and i lifted a title or two from her shelves. one little book i am reading now is just a startling original view about a very difficult topic, and one i hope to share in a post once it is digested. all n' all, i can say i am 2 for 2 so far in my meet ups with bloggers in the real. both a pleasant surprise! i figure i gots about 17 more stops to make that'll take me all over this country and even up into the great white north. meybe even switzerland!

aunty! thank you for a wonderful day, a wonderful meal, the farmer's market trip and a spellbinding conversation. i am still shaking my haid over dem jackasses in the OT. howl! see you again soon (i hope) when i range south for a little ranch handing down off 'ol SR60.



Blogger Little Lamb said...

Sounds like you all had a good time.

11:36 AM  
Blogger /t. said...


Can't wait
for our visit

Come for lunch...

Bring the lamb...


12:35 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

grrrrrrherherhaha! and a nice chianti!
*thit thit thit thit*

boy ol lamby's been served up everyway known to man and beast on all these blog pages.


12:57 PM  
Blogger Bostick said...

You know what you say to corn before you eat it? SEE YA LATER!!

1:14 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

that's right dude!

A duck walks into a bar and asks the bartender for corn. The bartender says "We have no corn, get out of here." So the duck leaves. The next day he
comes back and asks for corn again, and the bartender says "I told you, we don't have any corn! Get out!" So the duck leaves. The next day he goes in again and asks for corn, and the bartender says, "For the last time, we don't have corn! If you ever come back, I'm going to nail those webbed feet
of yours to the floor!" So the duck leaves. The next day the duck comes and asks, "Do you have any nails?" The bartender says, "No, of course not. Why
would a bar have nails?" The duck then says, "Good. Then can I have some corn?"


corny, huh?


1:24 PM  
Blogger puerileuwaite said...

What? No moonshine? What kind of southern visit was that? Turn in your card, young rotty!

2:24 PM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

This Yankee is stealing that excellent Southern idea of simple syrup in the microwave! ;) Poochie, when are you coming to New York for a good steak?

2:33 PM  
Blogger schaumi said...

moonshine! did somebody say moonshine?

anyways, sounds like you had a rollicking good time with belle.
and I do want to know what books you borrowed.

4:02 PM  
Blogger K9 said...


hey! who broke in here and left me with the red army of lambs??????


5:10 PM  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

Somehow my lambs wadered over here.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

wadered = wandered

5:40 PM  
Blogger Crashtest Comic said...

yo mama

6:45 PM  
Blogger Pete Bogs said...

it looks like you visited a Cracker Barrel... so, did you bring me any peanut brittle??? lol.. I keed... sounds like a great time with some of my own relatives up in GA...

7:30 PM  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

I love cracker barrel

7:32 PM  
Blogger Lady Lux said...

aw' shucks...now I'm hungry...I bet Aunty was really really really gorgeous..and wow...I can just see it all in my mind..her porch....her books...her home..wonderful picture I have...

for the life ov' me though...I keep on seeing you with a wagging tail...

and now...lambs are invading your bloggy'..

12:20 AM  
Blogger Lady Lux said...

um'...are you kinda' like..( gulp..) gonna' take up that invite from the ...um'..."/t" guy there...like..um'...just look at him...

12:21 AM  
Blogger Lee said...

Sounds quite a trip.

4:35 AM  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

k9! What happened to my lambs? Did you eat them?

5:17 AM  
Blogger Bird said...

you know do know that lambs were roasted and sacrificed to the gods long ago, right? be careful.

loved the corn picture. and the donkey.

what a blast it would be to plan a road trip, just driving from one blogger to the next - hahahaha!

6:45 AM  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

No, Bird, I didn't know that. Gotta keep jumping rope so I'm not sacrificed.

8:22 AM  
Blogger Reverend X said...

I pulled this outta the news this AM. Thought you might like it.

To those paying attention, the evolution of the coming tyranny has been apparent since 9/11, when the Twin Towers, America’s Reichstag Fire, were pulverized into nothingness by demolition explosives, in a declaration of psychological war upon the American people. On 9/11 the Earth stood still, as if the collective consciousness of the world awoke to a most ominous catastrophic and catalyzing event that would send the world entire down a vicious circle of death, destruction and despotism. On that day, the future course of human civilization was altered, spawning the birth pangs of authoritarianism rising, freedom dying, and of perpetual warfare breathing its devastating repercussions onto the realities of six billion human beings.

Excerpt from America The Tyranny

9:34 AM  
Blogger boneman said...

Dang! That's a toughie t'follow.
How about it actually started with the grabbing of Jeruselum from the Arabs for the Jews to settle in? (I always thought that since it was Germany that instigated so many Jewish lives, maybe THEY should be the ones to come up with land for them....)
Or, no...wait.
The crusades! Yeah, that's when it started....the crusades!

No, wait wait, I got it...
Cain waited till Able turned his back and POW! Let him have it.

I'm already gettin' a grillin' from althusiastic guy and don't need other battles that won't mean a tinker's darn...

On the other hand, of this small group of pictures, my favorite was the fireplace. And, to be sure....I gotta ask, though, you being an artist and all, this may be a waste of beggin'.
I'de sure like t'paint it.
(No, not when Auntie's gone and then comes back and finds her kitchen fireplace all painted, oh, say a nice orange color.)

As fer looks?
Heck, in the other photos, I almost wanted t'think the one blonde gal was Auntie.
What I don't want to believe is, while I'm writing this, there's ol' /t doing his hannible impression, and that's a might scary, if y'know what I mean.
But, what the hey...
It IS halloween season, eh?

10:19 AM  
Blogger Mayden's Voyage said...

Home again-
It's lovely to be away and meet people who inspire you...who push you to think. To be in a place, a city, a home- where you connect and feel welcomed by a stranger...but not really a stranger at all. A person who knew parts of your heart and mind long before they knew the smile on our face :)
And to return home again. Thankful for the experience...and grateful for the drive down the road that takes you home, to sleep in your own bed once more, and for the reflections you have upon waking...memories made and treasured for years to come~

Smooch pup :)- there is a pic for you at MV (Oct 4th)- one my son took in FAO Schwartz with a rottie on my shoulder- of course with you in mind :)

3:12 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

boney i will send you the photo via email. that was really at aunties house. she is NOT the blonde in the final picture of the farmers market post on K9P that was the orchid lady i guess.

lady jane: decemberish! cant wait. make that syrup!
it is the only way to go for iced tea...limeade too.

pw and schaumi: the still is where uncle mustve gotten off to...

pete: no dogs allowed!

lamb: now im thinking i want the ninja team.

lux: good to see you and hope you are okay....the only high winds you need are the Ch5 kind.

lamby i am a beef man. and applewood smoked bacon.

crash: no...........yo mama!

bird: im going to track you down next year. bank on it.

revvy:it sounds great. i will read it tonight. good to see you madman.

lee: it was, it truly was. and the food! and the yard, lee you would appreciate that porch of and a little vegtable garden inside an old dog pen.

mayden: yay! so glad to see your face...i can see you had fun. welcome home! the photo of you and the rottie, well all i can say is (soft) grrrr.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

/t. can help you with any of my lambs.

6:11 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

yes but i am planning a transmorgafication ...one with a rottie head on it.


6:21 PM  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

can you add me to your blog list?

7:11 PM  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the pictuire with the ninja lambs and rottie head.

7:13 PM  
Blogger /t. said...


how would
you like to
have your very own sidekick?



just kidding

the rottie head gambit sounds cool -- if you need anything, happy to help if i can


7:32 PM  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

I don't know if he is kidding.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Oh Dawg, youse a dear thang! What fun ya done made of our visit...and them photos, hheh heh...uh huh...now pup, ya' PROMISED not ter give away too much. I thainks we'uns oughta plan a blog-reunion, doan'cha know? (iffin' ya can get /t off that hannibal routine--Lawdy, he's scarrin' me, no foolin', /t, ya' givin' me the willies.)

Chillens' this heah pup is sompin' else...tole' me how much love a dawg can have for folks only met in cyberspace.

8:27 PM  
Blogger puerileuwaite said...

Do you know what would've been neater? If her name was "Auntie M".

8:00 AM  
Blogger /t. said...


don't be
starting up
rumors about me

my willies given not unto thee...


8:54 AM  
Blogger boneman said...

Not THAT blonde, k9.

The other one. With the chihuahua.

9:30 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bakt

/t: worse rumors than lamby love? grrherha
i got the rottie head stuck on her body but my damn image ready keeps crashing....will look for a gif animator free to down load...i am on it!!! but i am goin' out to the country so for the weekend....maybe next week.

PW; "i'll give you auntie Em" wuuhahahahaha

lamby: your wish is my command

boney: oh yeah...her! grrrrrrrrrowwwwwwwl. no auntie is auntie like. thats all i can tell you....


12:40 PM  
Blogger Little Lamb said...

thank you k9

1:18 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

i am looking forward to the lamb with the rottie head - too cool.

you'd best look me up dog - though i recall a comment from you about a year ago -warning me to look out for your steamin' hot browns at the beach - hahahaha! remember?

8:45 PM  
Blogger X. Dell said...

Sounds like we're getting together all over the place. Very cool.

11:57 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Uh-oh Pup, ya' started sompin'...how ya gonna visit all these folks and still run yer yard??

Hee hee, /t, I hears ya' ....

12:00 PM  
Blogger superstar said...

good picture

12:41 PM  
Blogger Crashtest Comic said...

yo mama

4:24 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

yo daddy like cement.
2 days to get hard.


7:09 PM  
Blogger Bird said...


was it the sticks, the tennis balls, or the steaks?

i'd ride the river (as jack would say) with you any day.

now, was that a bonafide, virtually real, blogosphere proposition you laid down on october 6th? ;)


8:18 AM  
Blogger Bird said...


was it the sticks, the tennis balls, or the steaks?

i'd ride the river (as jack would say) with you any day.

now, was that a bonafide, virtually real, blogosphere proposition you laid down on october 6th? ;)


8:18 AM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

it was all of it boyedie! *steaks!* and then theres you.


8:28 AM  
Blogger Aunty Belle said...

Dawg! ??? Anty is "Aunty like"??? Youse uppin' the ante on this?

5:20 AM  

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