Friday, March 31, 2017

The Alien Rusty Virus

Rusty:  It's been a quiet day.  I hope we have a quiet night so I can catch up on my sleep.

Cyndi:  I hope the aliens have gone!  I'd sure hate to have them playing on our computer again.

Rusty:  What aliens?  Did I miss something?

Cyndi:  How could you miss that?  I could have sworn I heard Rod Serling's "Twilight Zone" music playing.  If not, it was the only noise missing.

Rusty:  I didn't hear any music and I didn't see any aliens.

Cyndi:  I didn't see any either but don't tell me you slept through last night's events.

Rusty:  I must have.  What happened?

Cyndi:  Jan was reading an email in Thunderbird on our computer when it suddenly started winking, dinging and zipping up and down , and boxes started opening and nonsense typing sped line-by-line across the page.

Rusty:  What did she do?

Cyndi:  She shut down Thunderbird.  She reopened it and it commenced doing the same thing.  She shut it down a second time.  She had just edited some pictures in Picasa and brought that back up on the desktop.

Rusty:  Was that okay?

Cyndi:  NO!  It was doing the same thing.  Scrolling really fast and dinging like crazy.  She closed that program too.

Rusty:  So everything was okay then?

Cyndi:  You know Jan.  She opened it back up and it did the same thing.  Only that time,the Thunderbird icon in the tray was pulsing a glowing orange as if it was sending Morse code.

Rusty:  Did she get a virus or did someone get control of our computer?

Cyndi:  Actually, she looked down at the keyboard.  Guess what she found?

Rusty:  What?

Cyndi:  YOU!  You had been sleeping on the desk with one paw dangling, but then, your head - and you are a big cat with a big head! - must have slowly lowered onto the keyboard until it was resting flat on a mass of keys. 

Rusty:  Why didn't Jan notice that right away?

Cyndi:  Jan watches the monitor screen, not the keyboard, when she is concentrating on a task.  She's not going to let you sleep on the desk when she's working again.  You were oblivious to the chaos you created as you slept.

Rusty:  You mean I slept through all that dinging and typing?  Is why Jan so rudely pushed me off the desk?

Cyndi:  You could say that. She was sure relieved the computer survived the Alien Rusty Virus.

Merci:  Well, the cats wrote the first part of our post, so guess I can introduce the second part.  It's Friday, time for another Mousebreath cat interview.

Percy:  This week our subject is Purrseidon the Water Cat.  You will enjoy meeting him and his fur siblings Saphera and Mister M.

Taylor:  Here is a link to Purrseidon's blog.   Her human is Jeanne Foguth who writes Sci-fi and Fantasy books.

We are joining the Pet Parade hosted by Rascal and Rocco, Basil the Bionic Cat, Barking from the Bayou and Owned by a husky.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Brain Surgery Versus Plumbing

Buddy:  I wish you guys would have let me know before Monday's post (Great Swampi Marcus 5) was published.

Marcus:  Why?  Was there something wrong with it?

Buddy:  Not exactly wrong, but I could have given you the perfect response to (Name Removed) who wanted to write a guest post on the subject of financial aid and education policy.

Percy:  I thought we did a good job of responding to his misstatement of his subjects fitting into our blog theme.

Buddy:  Marcus had not yet been born in 2009, but how quickly you forgot.

Percy:  2009?  Of course I've forgotten 2009.  That was like fifty or ninety years ago.

Marcus:  It was?

Percy:  Not quite, but a lot of posts have gone live since then.  What happened in 2009?

Buddy:  I got a higher education and I did it without any financial aid.  I graduated debt free.

Marcus:  So what response would you have recommended to Mr. Name Removed?

Buddy:  I would have sent a -

Percy:  Oh, wait, I do remember what happened in 2009 and I know how we should have responded.

Buddy:  I would have proposed -

Percy:  We should have sent Mr. Name Removed a picture of Dr. Buddy with the message that he managed to graduate from medical school without incurring any debt.  (Dr. Buddy on Call)

Marcus:  Why?  To make him laugh?

Buddy:  Will you guys let me finish a sentence!  I was going to suggest the same thing.  In my day, I was quite the example every mom used to encourage her son to set a goal and make something of himself!

Percy:  Every mom never heard of you and those that did moved to Wisconsin before her son could try to emulate you and flood the house or fall through the roof.

Buddy:  I never fell through the roof.  Okay, I did flood the house once, which is why I needed to change careers.  But I was a terrific brain surgeon!

Marcus:  Brain surgeon?  I think I'm thankful this was before my time.

Percy:  The rest of us are thankful Dr. Buddy is retired.

Buddy:  I might be old and arthritic but my brain still works and I can still wield a scalpel.  Perhaps not as accurately as I once did, so I would be careful if I were you.

Percy:  I think I'll be sleeping with one eye open for a while.

Marcus:  Staying awake sounds like a better idea.  I wonder if caffeine works for dogs.

We always have much to be thankful for, so we are joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop at Brian's Home.  

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Won Word Wednesday 2


Rusty:  I did it!  I did it!  I won!

Marcus:  What did you win?

Rusty:  I just wrote a one word post.  Last week you all laughed at me because I went over the word limit. (Won Word Wednesday)

Marcus:  I hate to burst your bubble but you've gone over the limit on this post too.

Rusty:  No, I haven't.  I just said "friends". 

Marcus:  And then you started doing a victory dance while singing your victory song, and now we're having a conversation.

Rusty:  But ... but ...

Marcus:  All words count.  You're over the quota. 

Rusty:  Where's the delete button?  I can delete this. 

Marcus:  Our delete button is broken, remember? 

Rusty:  Since it doesn't matter any more, I'm going to change my original post to two words.

Marcus:  Two words?

Rusty:  Yes.  EX - friends!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Healthy Eating #Chewy Influencer

Marcus:  Hey, why are we putting this picture of Merci eating first in this post?

Merci:  Oh, I'm sorry.  I didn't realize everyone is watching me eat. 

Buddy:  You have a bit of sweet potato stuck to your nose. 

Marcus:  Here, let me!

Merci:  We are so pleased to be able to do a 30-day review for Tylee's, the new Chewy exclusive Human-Grade Dog Food.  We chose the turkey recipe.  Someone asked if, since the food is human grade, is Jan going to join us for the taste test. 

Marcus:  No way!  She doesn't share her food with us unless we steal it.

Buddy:  This is what it looks like in the bag.  You can see the cranberries, sweet potato, zucchini and spinach.

Chewy lists the key benefits as -

  •    Made with human-grade ingredients just like you’d find at the grocery store—real, whole foods you can see and identify, with nothing sourced from China.
  •     These recipes are easy to serve—simply defrost and add to your pet’s bowl. Tylee’s can also be used as a topper to make any regular bowl of kibble more enticing.
  •     Minimally processed ingredients retain all their natural flavors and valuable antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals to support your dog’s best health.
  •     Grain-free food for dogs can better suit pups with sensitive tummies or allergies. Plus, there are no fillers like corn, soy, wheat or by-product meals.
  •     Chia seeds, ground flaxseed and sunflower oil are full of omega-3 and 6 fatty acids to nourish your pup’s skin and help his coat stay shiny and full.

Marcus:  We will be making three posts during the 30 days.  This first post is to give you our first impressions of the new food.  It is moist, not dry and crunchy, and has lots of taste.  Jan likes that the food is healthy for us.

Buddy: The original plan was for all three of us to dine on the new food for 30 days, but after a weekend of portion confusion - "too much", "too little", we're going to STARVE ... 

Marcus:  I'm not the one who didn't buy us kibble because we were supposed to eat the new food! 

Merci:  It was a bit too close but Miss Johnnie saved the day when she stopped at the store after church so Jan could run in and buy a big bag of kibble to go with the rapidly dwindling supply of the new food.

Buddy:  Even though Jan thought she had the new food portions figured out correctly, her estimation of how long it would last was way off and the bag quickly approached empty.  To keep our 30-day momentum, we have enough to get through with partial servings until another bag arrives. 

Merci:  Then Marcus and I will get 1/4 of the new food and 3/4 of the kibble.  Buddy will get half and half.

Marcus:  That's not fair.  Why the change?

Merci:  Miss Natalie said whatever Jan wants to do and Jan decided that would be the best and easiest way for her to do it.  There are other people who use it as a topper or feed a portion in kibble.

Marcus:  Why does Buddy get more of the new food than we will?

Merci:  Jan wants to see if this food will be beneficial to Buddy's health. She is also interested to see if it has any affect on your hyper behavior.

Buddy:  We'll let you know in a couple of weeks how we are doing on Tylee's

We received the dog food from for an honest review.  Chewy is not responsible for the content.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Great Swampi Marcus 5

Marcus:  Hello, furry fans and humans.  I am the Great Swampi Marcus.

Percy:  You mean there are other Swampis out there somewhere?

Marcus:  Of course.  But I am the greatest.

Percy:  So what do you see this week?

Marcus:  First, I see the answer for 15 and Meowing.

     Can you predict lottery numbers?


Percy:   Go ahead. I'll just write down the winning numbers.

Marcus:  I was asked if I can predict lottery numbers.  I was not asked if I can predict winning lottery numbers.

Percy:  That's too bad.  Winning numbers could be worth a fortune.

Marcus:   Purrseidon the water cat wants to know, by any chance, did Stella sew catnip and/or dognip into it?

Percy:  It?

Marcus:  Yes, "it", my magic turban.  (Great Swampi Marcus 4)

The answer is no.  But there was a faint whiff of pug attached to it.

Percy:  Our next question is from Loulou.

Marcus:  Hey, does this nice Stella actually slip Jack Daniels into her knitting gifts?

No.  But don't tell Jan.  We dogs are crafty at hiding things, so she is still hopeful Stella Rose Long hid a bottle between the stitches of my magical turban.

Percy:  I thought Stella gave it to you as a blankie.

Marcus:  Blankie ... turban?  Either way it keeps my ears warm.

Percy:  Do you have anything to say about this strange email we received recently?

Hi There,

I'm a newish reader of your blog...but I just wanted to let you know that you are building something awesome. You are very good at using an individualized perspective as a way to break down complex themes/topics for your readers. I found your blog to be especially engaging because I can relate to a lot of your content.

Anyway, my name is (removed). Last year I started building up a blog/news site called (removed). We write about student debt, financial aid, and education policy.

I do much of the writing myself and I've actually convinced a few other bloggers to help me produce our content.

Would you be willing to let me contribute a post to your site? In 2017, I set a goal to 10x my readership. Specifically, I'd like to submit a post related to scholarships, student debt, and financial aid. I could even write about managing finances as a young adult.

Let me know what you think! And if you would ever like to chat about building a following, I'd love to pick your brain.

Marcus:  Yes, in a pig sty!

Percy:  Huh?  You mean when pigs fly?

Marcus:  No, I mean in a pig sty!  That's where that message belongs.

Percy:  Why?

Marcus:  It's wallowing in mud.  The writer has obviously never read our blog! 

Percy:  What makes you say that?

Marcus:  Everyone knows we don't have any finances to manage.  We could use some financial aid, but we don't want any student debt, unless, of course, a student wants to be indebted to us.

Percy:  I think it would be fun to watch you respond to the challenge.

Marcus:   What challenge?

Percy:  He wants to pick your brain.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Time Flies As Merci Ages

Merci:  It's hard to believe it's Friday again.  I heard time passes more quickly when one gets older and I guess it's true.

Taylor:  I don't think time passes quickly.

Merci:  That's because you're still young.  Time is flying by me so fast Marcus saw it yesterday and snapped at it.  He thought it was a bug.

Taylor:  What would Marcus have done if he had caught it?

Merci:  Eaten it. He thinks bugs are tasty.  It was before your time but he once put a young lady in shock when he leaped in the air, caught and swallowed a bug.

Taylor:  I'd have liked to have seen that.  Marcus is quite agile, especially when food is involved.

Merci: I'm glad he didn't catch my time.  I'm hoping to have more left so I can grow older.

Taylor:  You will.

Merci:  It's strange, but as I slow down, time speeds up.

Taylor:  Perhaps if you speed up, time will slow down?

Merci:  At my age, my "speed up" dial is broken.  All I have left are "slow down" and "Stuck in Reverse".

Buddy:  We would like to thank Chewy for the lovely St. Patrick's Day present.  Jan thinks those beer mugs are neat but they're too heavy for her to use as water glasses, so she offered them to Mr. Doug.  She's keeping the candy, thought. 

Cyndi:  It's time for another Mousebreath cat interview.

Rusty:  We enjoy meeting new furries and making new friends.

Micah:  We would love to meet you and be able to tell your story.  Interview slots are open for Cat Scouts, or kitties that blog or are on social media.  There's a contact box in our left sidebar. Drop us a note.

Percy:  This week we are featuring Hermes, Chip and Chessie Hauck.  Please stop by Mousebreath to meet this Cat Scouts family.

We are joining the Pet Parade hosted by Rascal and Rocco, Basil the Bionic Cat, Barking from the Bayou and Owned by a husky.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Percy's New New Bed

Percy:  You might remember that last week Miss Pam knitted me a cat cave.  After two days, I was evicted by my nemesis Micah.   (Percy's Cat Cave, Part 2)   This week Miss Pam knitted me a new new bed. Thank you so much, Miss Pam! I thought you would like to know how much enjoyment I have had from it.

Micah:  I can't believe we have this new bed and Jan didn't even mention it when she stopped by my cat cave to pet me.  Good thing I caught a whiff of the new scent and followed it into the living room, just in time to get my picture taken on it.

Buddy: So how does it compare to the cat cave?

Micah:  It's a lighter weight and there's no cave, but it's a good size and very soft.  Excuse me a minute.  A cat should always take a bath when breaking in a new bed.

Buddy:  Then I'm glad I'm not a cat.  I just crash on the new bed and it breaks itself in.

Micah:  That's the difference between cats and dogs.  We have to follow etiquette.  Unless we aren't in the mood at the moment.

Buddy:  We follow etiquette too.  Especially if there's a garbage can or a mud puddle.

Micah:  This is the new bed.  Pretty colors.

Buddy:  Yes, blue for you guys and pink for Cyndi and Taylor. 

Rusty:  I didn't think Micah would every leave so I could have a turn.  It's already past my nap time.

Micah:  Hey, Rusty, you're in my new bed!

Rusty:  No, Micah, I'm in Percy's new bed.  You can have it back when I'm done with my nap.

Micah:  I don't believe this.  Rusty stole my new bed.  Guess I'll just sit here on my old cat cave and see what's going on in the neighborhood.

Percy:  That is what went on around here for three days.  I never got to set one paw on my new new bed.

Buddy:  Micah did get his comeuppance.  Sometime during the night he vomited on it and Jan had to wash it and hang it up to dry.  So no one got to sleep in your new new bed the past couple of days.

Percy:  You wait and see, when Jan tries to give it to me, Micah will find a way to reclaim it.  I'm trying to figure out how to donate one of the new beds to the church discount store up the road.

Buddy:  Why would you want to donate one of the beds Miss Pam so lovingly knitted for you?

Percy:  Because I'd donate it with Micah sleeping on it!

Correction:  As Yam Aunty pointed out in comments, this bed is crocheted not knitted.  As always, it's all Jan's fault.  She told us it was knitted.  Our apologies for believing her.   

We always have much to be thankful for, so we are joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop at Brian's Home.  

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Won Word Wednesday

Rusty:  Let me out!

Buddy:  You are out.  Do you want in?

Rusty:  No.  I just want to confuse Jan.

Buddy:  That's not hard.  You've confused me over the title of this post.  Shouldn't "won" be "one"?

Rusty:  No.  This is my post and I am in the mood to be different.  Besides, it's a play on words.

Buddy:  Okay, I'll let you play with your words and I'll just go poop in the pen.

Rusty:  That's it, poop in my post.  And my day was going so good before this.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Smooshed or Chunky #ChewyInfluencer

Cyndi:  Are you sure we're supposed to do our post with a St. Patrick's Day theme?

Rusty:  Yes, even though St. Paddy's Day was last Friday, the month isn't over so we can still celebrate.

Cyndi:  The dogs sure had fun with their Chewy post last week, but when we post this everyone is going to think we can't read a calendar any better than Jan does.

Micah: Forget the calendar and concentrate on this month's food tasting.

Taylor:  What are we trying?

Percy:  Taste of the Wild.  We have the grain free Rocky Mountain Feline Formula with salmon and roasted venison in gravy. 

Taylor:  That's a mouthful!  Glad I'm not doing the typing today. 

Micah:  This is what it looks like on a plate.  I thought about coloring it Irish green but that didn't seem too appealing.

Rusty:  Nice chunks.  The gravy looks thin because Jan always adds water to our wet food.

Cyndi:  Chewy lists the Key Benefits as --

  •     Grain-free diet with real salmon, chicken liver and roasted venison.
  •     Supplemented with vegetables and fruits, this formula delivers antioxidants to help give your furry friend a healthy lifestyle.
  •     A great-tasting complement to the Rocky Mountain Feline dry formula, or a stand-alone diet for your special cat.
  •     Perfect combination of animal proteins will provide your cat with ideal protein nutrition for a lean body and optimal amino acid nutrition.
  •     Lowers carbohydrate intake and increases water intake, both important features in feline nutrition.

Percy:  Hey, why do you have a sandwich and drink on your plate?  The rest of us don't.

Taylor:  A little green man popped a corned beef sandwich and a foamy glass of cold nip brew on my plate and vanished into thin air.  I've never had corned beef.

Rusty:  Neither have the rest of us. I hope you intend to share.

Micah:  A little green man left you a glass of green nip beer?  Jan will have a fit if she finds out any of us tasted beer.

Taylor:  Beer.  You wish.  I said the little green man left a foamy glass of cold nip brew.  Nip tea!

Cyndi:  I'll try a taste right after breakfast.  I did notice there is a complete list of ingredients on the Taste of the Wild page, but to name just a few, it has salmon, fish broth, chicken broth, chicken liver, chicken ...

Percy:  I don't like chunky food so I refused to eat until Jan smooshed it all up for me.  Every cat knows that smooshed food is the only way to eat.

Micah:  I disagree.  Chunks can be good too.


Rusty:  I drive Jan crazy.  Sometimes I want my food smooshed and sometimes I don't.  I keep her guessing.

Cyndi:  Who is that little man in green, Rusty? 

Rusty:  I don't know, but if he doesn't move, he just might be dessert this morning.

Percy:  Once the Taste of the Wild cat food was properly smooshed, I did eat some of it each time it was served, but I haven't finished my portions.  The other cats have enjoyed their breakfast and shared part of mine each day.  Now if you'll excuse me, it's bath time.

We were not compensated for this review, but we did receive the Taste of the Wild cat food free of charge from in exchange for our honest review.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Great Swampi Marcus 4

Marcus:  Hairy ohm to all.  I have returned -

Cyndi:  Stop right there!  Before you return, what's a hairy ohm?

Marcus:  That's Yam Aunty's greeting.   I just thought I'd borrow it today.

Cyndi:  And why would she be talking about a hairy unit of electrical resistance?

Marcus:  I have no idea, but everyone nods and smiles when she says it.

Cyndi:  Wait!  Wait!  I'm looking through her emails now.  It's not "hairy ohm".  It's "Hari om".

Marcus:  Oh, well, I was close.

Cyndi:  You weren't even close.

Marcus:  I am never wrong.  Except perhaps -  Never mind.  Frankie and Ernie asked me a very important question --  

"OH GRRRRREAAT Swampi... can you do anythingy to get this Horrid Snow Storm STELLA to stay FAR From our place? We are supposed to get 6 to 9 Inches of "IT" and we don't Want it." 

I have great news for you, Frankie and Ernie, I see that after only three long days of blowing snow and drifts, Stella will move on and will only leave you with about 7" of snow.  

Cyndi:  You call that good news?  Hold on!  You're cheating.  You got that information off of their mom's emails to Jan.

Marcus:  I said I see.  I didn't say where. And now to answer a question from our friend Loulou.

"Could you please tell me where you get those adorable turbans you wear...tres chic."

Of course.  This particular turban is one of a kind and was handmade in the magical land of stellaroselong. Despite comments about resembling a giraffe,
 when I first donned it, something magical happened.  I became The Great Swampi.

Cyndi:  I'm starting to wonder if Stella slipped a bottle of Wild Turkey in the box with it.

Marcus:  My newfound persona does not depend on intoxicants.  I possess a clear head, keen eyesight, and perfect hearing.

Cyndi:  I guess a sound mind is the only thing missing.

Marcus:  What did you say?

Cyndi:  Nothing important. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

St Patrick's Day 2017

Micah:  Well, here it is St. Patrick's Day already and Jan hasn't updated our St. Patrick's Day graphics.  Too busy, she claims.  Doing what, I'd like to know! 

Taylor:  I've heard her use the word "forgetting" a lot, so maybe that's what she has been so busy doing.  These Irish dogs are our handsome Buddy and Angel Sam.  For once Angel Sam is wearing the correct hat for the occasion.  

Micah:  This is the rest of the Funny Farmer crew at the time Jan put it together: Merci, Cyndi, Percy, Angel Cotton, Rusty and Angel Cameron.

Taylor:  Next year, Micah, Jan needs to do a graphic of just the two of us.

Micah:  Good idea.  Meanwhile, why don't we go have a green nip drink to celebrate the wearing of the green today.

Taylor:  Do you think anyone will notice we're the only two not dressed in green?

Micah:  Don't worry.  We'll just tell the truth.  It's all Jan's fault!

Cyndi:  Today is also our Mousebreath interview day. Please visit Mousebreath for A Chat With Laila and Minchie.

Yes, this week our subjects are Laila and Minchie from the blog Cat-A-Holic.

We are joining the Pet Parade hosted by Rascal and Rocco, Basil the Bionic Cat, Barking from the Bayou and Owned by a husky.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Percy's Cat Cave Part 2

Taylor:  Uh-oh, I see trouble on the horizon.  Percy hasn't had his new cat cave 48 hours (A Cat Cave for Percy) and now this. 

 Micah:  What's "this"?

Taylor:  You.

Micah:  I'm not a "this".  I'm a contented cat.  I found this wonderful new bed behind a door.  It's so soft and warm and no one was using it.

Taylor:  It isn't a bed.  It's a rock cave and Miss Pam knitted it special for Percy because you appropriated his hat and scarf bed. 

Micah:  I did not appropriate it, and I did offer him a time share, but he refused.

Taylor:  You know he won't use anything you've touched.

Micah:  Does that mean he won't want his cat cave back?  That's okay.  I won't mind a bit. 

Percy:  I don't believe it.  I left the room for two minutes ... two minutes for a litter box break and Micah stole my new bed.  Jan hid it behind the door so Micah wouldn't find it.

Micah:  I heard you won't be wanting it back, Percy.  Thanks for the new digs.

Percy:  Sunday I had a wonderful new bed.  Monday Rusty borrowed it for half the day.  It's only Tuesday and I've already been evicted.  (I know this is posting Thursday, but this happened Tuesday.  *sniff, sniff*)

Taylor:  I'll share with you, Percy.  You can nap in my box bed if you want.

Percy:  Thanks, but I miss my cat cave.

Taylor:  You mean your cat cave with the rock slide roof.

Percy:  Huh?

Taylor:  You flattened out the cave by sleeping on it.  The rock slide roof.  Don't you get it?

Percy:  No, and I don't want it.  Not with Micah's smell on it.  I'll just sit here a while in your box and try to remember how nice it was to curl up on my soft, warm, knitted bed.

Micah:  Thank you, Miss Pam, for knitting this cat cave for Percy to give to me. 

We always have much to be thankful for, so we are joining the Thankful Thursday blog hop at Brian's Home

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A Cat Cave for Percy

Percy:  This new bed looks so empty, so I think I'll just take a nap on it.

Taylor:  I guess Percy doesn't understand the concept of a cat cave.  He's supposed to sleep in it, not on it.

Percy:  But I'm so comfy on it.  That nice Miss Pam knitted it just for me because Micah stole my knitted hat and scarf bed.

Rusty:  Hmmm, I don't know where this came from but it seems like a good place to take a bath.

Taylor:  Uh, Percy just went to the kitchen for a bite to eat.  He'll be back soon.

Rusty:  Okay, but as long as he's gone, I'll just take a quick snooze.

Percy:  Can you believe this?   I was only gone a few minutes and my new bed has been appropriated.

Taylor:  Don't worry.  Rusty will be leaving soon. 

Percy:  Ahh, finally I have my new bed back.

Rusty:  Are you done with it yet, Percy?

Percy:  No.

Rusty:  Well, I'll just sit here and wait until you are.