Cowart's Common Room
WHERE ARE THE OWLS?

Hmmmm . . . said the Bear, quizzically. There should be Owls here. There SHOULD BE Owls here. There should be OWLS hereExclamation

Does nobody give a 'Hoot"?

Bear is very puzzled; Bear will investigate!

From a journalist's perspective, the two easiest stories are:
1. Why is something where it shouldn't be, and
2. Why isn't something where it should be?

In the meantime, I (as Chief Minder) will attend to Tiddles the cat (who needs to be wound and get her bowl of half and half) and place the clock outside the school's front door, so it can get its nightly dose of "moonglow.")

Those items accomplished, the Bear will set out in search of Owls.

Tiggywinkle, have you seen any Owls?

Posted at 19th Nov 2009 - 01:40AM   Posted by Rob-bear   WHERE ARE THE OWLS? Comments: 60

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Purple Coo; have you seen any Owls?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 01:43AM

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Puffin? Blackbird? Camilla? Frances? Hello everyone; anyone Exclamation Exclamation Question Question

Is there a full moon? Are gremlins at work?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 01:47AM

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Blackbird's Avatar Owl reporting here, Rob-bear.

Just for a couple of minutes- I've been to the dentist for a new crown and the hairdresser in the same day. And my son's swim season has started this week- so early mornings and late afternoons.

Posted by: Blackbird on 19th Nov 2009 at 01:47AM

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A crown of diamonds perhaps? As befitting a regal character such as yourself?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 01:52AM

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And you now are perfectly coiffed, and look more beautiful than ever Exclamation

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 01:53AM

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Blackbird's Avatar Unfortunately no although I agree with you that I deserve one. My dentist is so gentle and good that the experience wasn't so bad. My only worry is that he will retire and I will have to find someone new. The large old fillings just do wear out and then, I'm queen for a day.

Posted by: Blackbird on 19th Nov 2009 at 01:54AM

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Blackbird's Avatar Thank you bear!

Posted by: Blackbird on 19th Nov 2009 at 01:55AM

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Frances's Avatar Hello Rob-bear and Blackbird!

Where are the owls sounds a bit like that Sondheim line, "where are the clowns, there should be clowns."

Hoping that our chief owl Camilla will arrive soon. Meanwhile, many thanks to you, Mr Bear.

Posted by: Frances on 19th Nov 2009 at 01:55AM

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Queen for only a day? Can we not do better than that?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 01:56AM

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Blackbird's Avatar I've been told that I'm sometimes a royal pain- does that make me queen?

Hi Frances- it seems like ages since I've been here on the post with you all. It's been hard adjusting to my new schedule until February or until my son buys a car for himself.

Posted by: Blackbird on 19th Nov 2009 at 01:59AM

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OH, Hello Frances.

Not wishing to take over your responsibilities; just very puzzled. And a bit worried.

How was your day?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:01AM

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Mother has a little car
she feeds it gasoline
and everywhere she goes, she walks
Because her son's 16.

Does that make sense, Blackbird?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:03AM

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Blackbird's Avatar I hope that Camilla is dozing on the sofa in front of the fire and not struggling with her computer. It's a very windy night here and it's shaking the windows. The third storm that we've had this week.

I'm working on writing up my fingerless mitts pattern and then I'll post it. I'm working on some black ones with tweedy spots of color. I had 2 that didn't match- made 2 more and still have 1 pair and 3 odds. I'm working on the next one- matching it to 1- then I'll move on to the next 1 until they're all done. That's the problem with working with black yarn in the winter-not enough light.

I'm off to watch some TV and put my feet up. I'm thinking of all of you night owls and I hope that you have a pleasant night's sleep and sweet dreams.

'Night, bear.

Posted by: Blackbird on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:06AM

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Bear is trying very hard to behave.

Some people say the Bear is very trying

Is that an acknowledgement of my attempts?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:06AM

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Blackbird's Avatar It makes perfect sense, Rob-bear. Perfect sense.

Posted by: Blackbird on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:06AM

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Blackbird's Avatar I don't think so Bear but keep trying.

Night, night

Posted by: Blackbird on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:07AM

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Fingerless gloved are odd in their own right. What's the problem?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:08AM

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Well, Frances, I guees it is me and thee, for now.

What news?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:10AM

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Frances's Avatar Just fine with me to share the perch with you, Bear.

Fingerless gloves are having a bit of a revival. Globally it would seem. (not seam, that would be sewing.)

I am so happy to be into week two of my time off. I messed about with yarns and crochet this morning, then met a dear friend and wonderful blogger for a walk and late afternoon tea/coffee and cake.

Think that I will stay up late tonight, taking advantage of my diminishing opportunities to sleep late. xo

Posted by: Frances on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:14AM

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And I thought it was back to work this week. Bear can never get times right it seems. And a lovely way to spend time off, walking then tea and cake with a friend!

After three months of back pain, went to the chiropractor again this afternoon, and she was finally able to at least partly unlock some stuck joints in my back. But now I'm very sore. That should be gone in the morning. Hopefully.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:22AM

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As for fingerless gloves, I'm not sure of the point. If your hands get cold, isn't it the fingers that get cold first?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:23AM

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Puffin's Avatar Hello Bear,Frances and Blackbird.
I am late arriving--something about 'cookies'on my lap
top and than it won't go to Coo.
Round about way.
Hope Camilla is dozing on her sofa with Daisy.
Thak you for welcoming us owls.

Posted by: Puffin on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:24AM

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Puffin's Avatar Dear Bear soo glad your back is better,so you can join us more.

Posted by: Puffin on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:26AM

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Glad you're aboard Puffin. Are you wearing fingerless gloves? Blackbird has been busy working on some. Bear doesn't understand them.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:27AM

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Puffin's Avatar Fingerless gloves-wore them saling.

Posted by: Puffin on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:27AM

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Frances's Avatar Chiroprators...I have never visited one, and am lucky to have never felt the need. Still, always skeptical, even though I have several friends who've told me over and over how much help they have received.

Fingerless gloves. perhaps not so serious a topic as chiropractors. Think the idea is to keep those wrists warm, and in certain situations to still be able to have the fingers free for duties assigned to fingers in chilly weather.

Might knit some myself and run a test. xo

Posted by: Frances on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:28AM

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Son wears them biking too. Palms will stay warm; fingers will freeze. Right?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:29AM

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Puffin's Avatar Protects your hands,but lets your fingers be more free.
Not much good for warmth,i'd think.

Posted by: Puffin on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:29AM

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Frances's Avatar Oh my, Chiropractors, that is what I meant. Maybe my fingers need more warmth.

Posted by: Frances on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:29AM

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Chiropractors, who help you when you're "bent out of shape"?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:30AM

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Puffin's Avatar I used to have a doctor who could make your back feel better'
Saw him once a year.He retired-no good replacement.

Posted by: Puffin on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:31AM

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Doctors should NEVER be allowed to retire until they've found a good replacement ExclamationExclamationExclamation

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:32AM

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Puffin's Avatar Brr.it is starting to feel like winter here.

Posted by: Puffin on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:32AM

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Frances's Avatar Hello Puffin, still hoping that our chief owl Camilla will land. In the meantime, it is grand to have so many folks on the perch.

Posted by: Frances on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:32AM

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Puffin's Avatar How right you are about good doctors,Rob-bear.

Posted by: Puffin on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:33AM

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Besides I've never met a retiring doctor in my life.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:33AM

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Puffin's Avatar Yes I only hope she is having a good nap.
It is great to having all the exter Owl company.

Posted by: Puffin on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:34AM

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Well, It's uncertain here. We were getting cold temperatures, then , suddenly, +11C (about 52F). Global waarming?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:35AM

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Frances's Avatar Bear, just this evening I checked in with a friend who'd called me re a dentist recommendation because she was very unhappy with the successor to her prior dentist (although her husband thought the successor just fine.) Glad to report that she saw my dentist and felt much more confident about continuing in that chair.

Sometimes it's just a matter of personalities, and chemistry, and sometimes, there's that feeling that ... there must be a better doctor/dentist available.

Bear, I thank you again for the info re Canada and health care. xo

Posted by: Frances on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:35AM

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Puffin's Avatar Ohh,you are just too funny,Bear .I love your dry wit.
Must have a bit of the Scottish in you.

Posted by: Puffin on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:36AM

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You're welcome for the info. I cannot make head or tail of the American proposal from the House. Seems like the worst of both worlds.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:38AM

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Bear is not Scottish, and not into the Scotch, either.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:39AM

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Frances's Avatar You are so right, Bear.

Status quo is a difficult boulder to move. Add to it various vested interests and ... well, the situation does not improve.

Right now the entire abortion (funding) question has made its way toward center stage.

I keep hoping that we will eventually get some sort of health care (funding) reform that will be of help to many, many people, instead of many, many corporations.

Posted by: Frances on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:41AM

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Puffin's Avatar Hate to chat and run,
Have to send a quick note.
Busy day and more tomorrow.
Have a great night all.
xx

Posted by: Puffin on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:41AM

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Actually helping people. Hmmmm . . . Isn't that unprofitable? Or is it prophetable? Bear gets so confused Exclamation

Night night, Puffin.

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Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:45AM

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Frances's Avatar Sweet dreams to you, Puffin. I have sent a quick pm to Camilla, letting her know we have missed her, and that the perch was in good hands. Wait a minute, do owls have hands?

xo

Posted by: Frances on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:45AM

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Tiggywinkle's Avatar Just popped in before going up to bed, as I was worried about the owls. Know how you felt Rob, I thought they had all vanished. Frances get the last ounce of enjoyment out of your hols. Reading up about the origins of Thanksgiving- very interesting. We have no Americans friends this year, but plan to do a mini for Tigger and me, to toast all my American cousins and friends.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:54AM

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Frances's Avatar What a sweetie you are, Tiggy! In recent years, I have not had any sort of feast on that Thursday, but have donated what I might have spent on such a meal to Doctors Without Borders or Oxfam.

And, for fun, I do get up early and get myself over to Central Park West to view the Thanksgiving Day Parade, sponsored by our huge Macy's department store.

Sometimes it is a warm day, but somedays it is sleet/snow ... rain is even worse. Wishing for clear skies this year. xo

Posted by: Frances on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:58AM

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Actually, Tiggy, Thanksgiving in Canada was over a month ago. Americans have later seasons than we do, I guess.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 02:59AM

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BTW, Tiggy, how is Tigger doing?

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 03:01AM

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Frances's Avatar Bear, I think that in Canada, Thanksgiving might be more in sinc with the tradition Harvest Festival in the UK. On my very first visit to London, I was lucky to attend a beautiful service at St Martins in the Fields.

All the Pearly Kings and Queens were present.

xo

Posted by: Frances on 19th Nov 2009 at 03:03AM

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Sounds like fun, Frances.

Yes, we are very much Harvest oriented here.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 03:04AM

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And now for something entirely different -- an experiment by the Bear.

You need flash to view this video

You may ned flash Player to get this to work.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 03:08AM

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Frances's Avatar Well, fellow owls, I reluctantly will leave you all now. Hoping that Camilla will be back tomorrow, with her beautiful pictures, and beautiful spirit.

I am going to get a good night's rest, see yet another old friend tomorrow around 11. Work on more Christmas projects during the afternoon, and ... see you all tomorrow night.

It has been grand having so many owls around. All the same, we know which owl we did miss. xo

Posted by: Frances on 19th Nov 2009 at 03:13AM

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I think this video was from the funeral of Lady Diana, late Princess of Wales.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 03:15AM

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Good night, Frances. Hope to see you tomorrow.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 03:16AM

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Tiggywinkle's Avatar Rob Tigger is not well at the moment, and I'm hoping he will improve before the Aussies arrive on Dec 11th. I am a little below par at the moment, but coping. Its hard trying to manage everything on my own. The recession is very bad here, and B&B has suffered greatly, which is a worry for next year.
I often wonder why George Washington settled for a date in November for Thanksgiving, as Harvest thanksgiving is usually in October. France, I love St Martins in the field. Have been to a few services there.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 19th Nov 2009 at 03:17AM

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Tiggywinkle's Avatar Rob, I'm off to bed as it is very late. Must watch your video tomorrow. Sweet dreams.

Posted by: Tiggywinkle on 19th Nov 2009 at 03:20AM

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Good night Tiggy.

Well, maybe it's time for the Bear to head to bed, too.

Sleep well, good Owls.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 19th Nov 2009 at 03:29AM

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Camilla's Avatar Thank you kind Bear for starting the owl post for us, and thank you kindly for everyone's best wishes.

Was feeling quite unwell last night, so sorry I could not make it on the perch.

WOW.! 59 posts, is this a world record I wonder.!Smile

Posted by: Camilla on 19th Nov 2009 at 12:26PM

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