Rottfest Texas 2014!

Ok, it’s official.

ROTTFEST TEXAS 2014!

Those of you have been to a Rottfest Texas know what it means.

Those who haven’t, we pity you (but not much).

Fellowship.  Guns.  Booze.  Swimming pool.  Texas BBQ.  Heat.  Sweat.  Conservatism.

June 13-15, Benbrook, Texas.  Donations appreciated for food, etc.  Range day and more.

RSVP.  BYOB.

We will strongly advise the Emperor to attend…or go kidnap him and bring him against his protests.  This could be your year to become knights as a Knight of the Empire!

Anyone who treats this as an OPEN THREAD will be smacked down by the Imperial flying monkeys™.

That is all.

61 comments

  1. 1
    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    I wish I could go but the trip is a bit much, and bringing my friends that go bang would be a problem. To many Nazi style states for me to drive through.
    Then there is the problem of actually being able to take the time. :’(

    At least my Ruger is back from the factory after it broke. I’m picking it up tomorrow and plan to make sure it’s fixed.
    (Spring on the slide lock broke or fell off. Slide locked back after every shot)
    :em01:
    And finally…
    Obama sucks!
    :em07:
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    Man… I want to go SO bad! I have more than 250 hours of leave I need to burn through, so I’ve got the time. Just need the money. I’m going to check ticket prices. What’s the closest airport?
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    FrankOK growls and barks:

    A four hour drive for me – I live in the Tulsa area.

    Sounds great – more details, please.
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    Library Czar growls and barks:

    What’s the closest airport?

    One that handles planes or brooms?

    Ducks and runs….

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    DFW or Dallas Love are the best bets to fly in.
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    Limited bed space but you can throw a sleeping bag down anywhere. Outdoor room for tents and RVs. Reasonably priced hotels nearby. Two options for range day…a nearby indoor range, or a one hour + drive to an outdoor facility with tactical bays. Food and ice provided (donations appreciated). Attend at your own risk. People have been known to be thrown into the pool. No skinny dipping before 6 pm.

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    LC Ohio Right Wing Nut growls and barks:

    Would love to, being my birthday weekend and all other fun that would be had, sadly I can’t afford it :em08:

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    LC Ogrrre growls and barks:

    I’ll start putting back wampum for it now. Since I am too old mature for sleeping on the ground any more, approx. what are the “reasonable” rates of the motels in the area?

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    Nearby motels and hotels
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    LC Ogrrre says:

    what are the “reasonable” rates of the motels in the area?

    We will look into that and post the info soon as we can.

    Those that can or will drive, consider putting out the word for those Rotties whom transportation is their only road block to see if there is some sharing rides that can happen. We put this out this early to give everyone a fighting chance to have the money and time to make it. Let’s lend a hand to each other if we can.
    Our first RottFest, we had people sleeping all over the place. Tents outside, people on the sofas, floors etc. Bring a sleeping bag and you are assured of the space to use it. We do have hotels/motels within a mile of the house if you prefer civilized accommodations.
    PLUS, remember this will be mid-June in Texas. It’s gonna be hot. Upper 90′s are the norm. Dress accordingly.

    Only 1 major rule to be observed.

    We have three small dogs. Two Miniature Schnauzers who believe every human is on this earth to be their best friend, and one 5 pound Yorkie who believes every human is out to get her.

    They are my babies. They are my kids. I expect everyone to treat them as such and keep an eye on where they are and what they are doing, at least as far as open gates and doors are concerned. They are NOT to go out the front door unless there is a leash and human firmly attached. Which means, if that front door is open, the person opening it better damn well make sure there is no four footed fur child close by, and that they are not bolting for the wide open spaces out front.

    I will kill to protect my babies. Don’t force me to have to kill to avenge them. Got it?

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R @ #:

    They are my babies. They are my kids. I expect everyone to treat them as such and keep an eye on where they are and what they are doing, at least as far as open gates and doors are concerned.

    Just as well I can’t make it and certainly just as well my wife can’t. I like small dogs. They are fun to play with.
    :em01:
    My wife? She thinks they make fine Hors d’oeuvres
    :em06:
    It’s a Chinese thing.
    :em05:
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    Thanks for all the good info, y’all. We’ll see what we can finagle!

    Library Czar says:

    What’s the closest airport?
    One that handles planes or brooms?
    Ducks and runs….

    Yes.
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    cooool…….

    sounds like y’all will need a designated driver, gotta check my work schedule and finances first……I really really REALLY want to hit one of these.

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    angrywebmaster says:

    And finally…
    Obama sucks!

    second that.

    :em07: :em07:

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    BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK) growls and barks:

    As of now, count me in. I have some new toys to share … will they allow targets that go “boom”? :em03:

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    LC Ohio Right Wing Nut growls and barks:

    OT, but since this an open thread….Just kidding :em07:

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    BigDogg – Imperial Thread Killer (ITK) says:

    As of now, count me in. I have some new toys to share … will they allow targets that go “boom”?

    Not sure on that, I’ll have to check. We may wind up just going to the indoor as it is much closer.

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    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    Oooooh, targets that go BOOM. Tannerite is you friend! I’ll try to get there, but money/time may not permit. Being up here in Warshington State means a bit of a commute.

    :em01:

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    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    DEATH TO ALL INDOOR RANGES!

    Glad to hear you guys are doing this again (you’re either really really brave or stoooopid,,I keed I keed)… I really enjoyed visiting last time and look forward to seeing you again in June. And I promise not to break your house or let your dogs out the front door. (I will however NOT vouch for the safety of any indoor range as they ALL MUST DIE!)

    For those of you that haven’t attended a fest…. they are mui mui bueno funno! (Dead ranges excluded)

    And to the person that sent the home brew last time…. please attend or at least send a representative in your place. That was the tastiest beer I evah tasted (I think it came in on the Florida Express…..speaking of which…..

    CRUNCHIE! Best be seeing your arse front and center this go round….(he has some purty kewl toyz)

    Mope N Snipe….sound off if you think you may want to coordinate… (Dont worry Snipe its dry in tx that time of yr…no puddles laying in ambush for unsuspecting souls)……

    Ed….Be nice to see you if you get the chance

    Jay, you should try real hard, would like to meet and converse with you for a spell

    ROTT FEST ! ROTT FEST! ( Im not excited about this at all)……

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    LC TerribleTroy says:

    CRUNCHIE! Best be seeing your arse front and center this go round

    I hear his ass alone is worth the trip!
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    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch @ #:

    I couldnt comment either way…. out of my realm of expertise so to speak…….but I have heard from those that have a in depth knowledge of such affairs that it is…..and I quote….”magnificent”.

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    LC TerribleTroy @ #:

    DEATH TO ALL INDOOR RANGES!

    Maybe in Texas, but in New Hampshire, in winter, with 2 feet of globull worming on the ground? Outdoor ranges tend to be unreachable, never mind unusable.
    Also indoor ranges have this wonderful thing in winter called “Heat.” :em07:
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    VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

    I would love to get there, and I’m only about 10 hours out. Unfortunately I’m near dead broke and none of my vehicles are up to the trip.

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    LC TerribleTroy says:

    LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch @ #:
    I couldnt comment either way…. out of my realm of expertise so to speak…….but I have heard from those that have a in depth knowledge of such affairs that it is…..and I quote….”magnificent”.

    :em01:
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    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan growls and barks:

    Looking at Ye Old Calendar I think I can make it, though it is a maybe at this point depending on airfare and/or folks from the Northeast that may want to share a ride.

    So anyone from Pennsylvania or north of here that can meet me here, or south of here I can pick up want to share a ride?

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    Darth Venomous growls and barks:

    In addition to the BBQ…y’all want chili or stew this year?

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    LC Old Dog growls and barks:

    It’s going to depend on the schedule and this far out I gots no idea. I am going to try and I will be driving in from SE Arizona.
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    Darth Venomous says:

    In addition to the BBQ…y’all want chili or stew this year?

    Voting for chili here!

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    LC TerribleTroy says:

    CRUNCHIE! Best be seeing your arse front and center this go round….(he has some purty kewl toyz)

    Yeah, I’m waiting for him to chime in too. This zoomie smoked the jarhead on our last Carbine Challenge. I’m gonna give him a chance to redeem himself and challenge him to a Triple Threat Drill. He’s got purty kewl toyz…but can he shoot them?

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    LC TerribleTroy says:

    Jay, you should try real hard, would like to meet and converse with you for a spell

    Thanks Troy, we’re long overdue for a meetup…….I’m going to work on it and see if I can swing it…..got some other trips planned for the summer, one to Gettysburg in August so I need to manage travel expenses. I have some business that I need to attend to in Colorado in early summer so I think I can combine estate business and a Rottfest under one ticket…..and maybe write it off too!!!

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    Princess Natasha, Vlad Putin's Bastard War-Child growls and barks:

    Library Czar @ #:
    No civilian or military airport can handle our new warp-drive brooms. So, we have to take planes with the rest of the common mortals.

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    Princess Natasha, Vlad Putin's Bastard War-Child growls and barks:

    Speaking of flying, I think I may be finally making an appearance. I will need detailed directions and possibly even grid coordinates. I don’t think I will be driving all the way, but I will rent a car once I land. If we and some others time it just right, we could all share the car. Don’t worry, I will rent something cool!

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    For God and Country growls and barks:

    Quick question: can any Rott come, even us long time lurkers? If I can put the funds together Id SO love to meet everyone….and get to go to my favorite never been to spot, Texas!

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    SoCalOilMan, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    Sitting out here in a lone outpost of the Empire, I could really use some leave to recharge. I’ve been absent because my tank of outrage just ran low.

    I’ll have to check some things out. Most of my vacation gets swallowed in April when I welcome my boy comes home. I’ll check my schedule and see how my 4on/4offs coincide while the dates.

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    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    I’ll consider it, mainly since certain close kin of mine are threatening to move to Texas or Louisiana anyway. :em03:

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    LC R6 growls and barks:

    LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch @ #:

    I hear his ass alone is worth the trip!

    Oh yeah? Well mine could make the trip on it’s own, having it’s own zip code and all.

    Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R @ #:

    They are my babies. They are my kids. I expect everyone to treat them as such and keep an eye on where they are and what they are doing, at least as far as open gates and doors are concerned. They are NOT to go out the front door unless there is a leash and human firmly attached. Which means, if that front door is open, the person opening it better damn well make sure there is no four footed fur child close by, and that they are not bolting for the wide open spaces out front.

    I will kill to protect my babies. Don’t force me to have to kill to avenge them. Got it?

    Heh. Not sure if we’ll still be here in June, but if we are, we’ll drop in during the day just to meet the babies. We currently have 3lb and 3 1/2lb Yorkies, 2 Chiwabitches and a Border Collie. We lost two unexpectedly just before Christmas (cancer and old age) and are still in mourning.

    Our babies are cleaner and more behaved than any hairless demon spawn ever inflicted on society. Needless to say my plethora of “toys” would come in to play if ever a threat were to be leveled at any of them.

    By the way, how are we keeping attendance to only known psychos?

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    Just Another Random Nut, GLOR growls and barks:

    Slightly to the right of Gingis Khan @ #:

    I’m not far south of you but if I go, I will probably fly. Texas is a two-day drive and while I’m all in favor of road trips with good peeps, I work a 24×7 site with 7 other people, time off can be dicey, and the more the dicier.

    Non-smoking female with a fairly strong preference for clean, willing to split a local hotel room.

    As for things that go bang, don’t have any but more than willing to learn. I lost my chance to get CCW in Maryland a few years back.
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    Just Another Random Nut, GLOR growls and barks:

    Natasha, the timing is looking doable for me and I will be flying into Love Field instead of DFW (my frequent flier miles are with Southwest!) I’d be arriving probably Thursday night or early Friday morning.
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    LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. says:

    Attend at your own risk. People have been known to be thrown into the pool. No skinny dipping before 6 pm.

    :em07: :em05: For me it’s an 8 hr ride. But I’ve been there, and I loved the family of us. I can bring what will fit in the saddlebags, and maybe, if I wrap it right in a sleeping bag, something a bit longer. I will try to get that weekend off!
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    LC TerribleTroy says:

    (I will however NOT vouch for the safety of any indoor range as they ALL MUST DIE!)

    For the sake of safety of all indoor ranges in the DFW area, it has been decided that “Range Day” will occur 65 miles west of the metro area at Tac Pro Shooting Center. Range fees and ammo at your own expense. We are not members there, so we will not have access to the 300, 400, 500 and 1000 yard ranges. We shoot rain or shine.

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    Hey, Nat! if we decide to do it, let’s coordinate our flights and share the cost of a rental car! Thoughts?
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    Special Ed growls and barks:

    Troy, I’d love to go, but I’m here in Spokane with Igor, and as he says, it’s a bit(ch) of a commute. Also, my June Vacation time starts the 15th. Still … The range goes out to a thousand yards? Is there one for rifles, too, or is it just the pistols?

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. @ #:

    We are not members there, so we will not have access to the 300, 400, 500 and 1000 yard ranges. We shoot rain or shine.

    Question, could you call ahead, say Tuesday and make some sort of arrangement for the longer distance ranges?
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    angrywebmaster says:

    make some sort of arrangement for the longer distance ranges?

    Sorry, they don’t have too many rules, but the use of the 300-1000 yards ranges is strictly members (and their guests) only and requires a qualification course for the 1000 yard line. Pretty much anything else goes, including NFA items. We’ll still be able to shoot on the 100 and 200 yard rifle ranges and have access to tactical pistol/shotgun bays with target stands and reactive steel.
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    BigDogg - Imperial Thread Killer (ITK) growls and barks:

    LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. says:

    Pretty much anything else goes, including NFA items. We’ll still be able to shoot on the 100 and 200 yard rifle ranges and have access to tactical pistol/shotgun bays with target stands and reactive steel.
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    Sah-weet :em01:

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    I’m going to ask those who know they are attending to subscribe to a mailing list. This accomplishes a couple of things for us. (A) it establishes a head count and (B) lets us share info with attendees that’s not suitable for the general public.

    Contact me privately for the link to subscribe. You can reach me on Facebook, or via the “Contact” button on my website, Radio CIA.

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    LC Old Dog growls and barks:

    LC cmblake6, Imperial Black Ops Technician says:

    LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. says:
    Attend at your own risk. People have been known to be thrown into the pool. No skinny dipping before 6 pm.
    For me it’s an 8 hr ride. But I’ve been there, and I loved the family of us. I can bring what will fit in the saddlebags, and maybe, if I wrap it right in a sleeping bag, something a bit longer. I will try to get that weekend off!

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    CM, hit me with an e-mail (that small cloud of smoke you see is from the hard drive that had your addy on it) and maybe we can work something out to improve what you can carry!
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    LC TerribleTroy says:

    CRUNCHIE! Best be seeing your arse front and center this go round….(he has some purty kewl toyz)

    It’s looking doable. I need to see y’all, and the Princesses just heard me mention it to Bangie Thang and HYPER now. As to my toys, may try and bring my Israeli lady with the voracious appetite. (650 RPM to be exact). And I have my NRA Select Fire instructor rating now too so I’m legit and shit. :em01:

    LC Nicki the Resident Misanthropic Bitch says:

    I hear his ass alone is worth the trip!

    It is, it is.

    LC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. says:

    This zoomie smoked the jarhead on our last Carbine Challenge.

    You and Jackboot called the match while I was still playing with my sights! When I knew that the hits were being counted I matched you shot for shot. We’ll go again, no worries. :-)

    I can’t commit 100% right now, but it’s looking possible. Definitely wanna be there.
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    LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. says:

    As to my toys, may try and bring my Israeli lady with the voracious appetite. (650 RPM to be exact).

    Ooo…tell me more so I can stock up on food in the proper caliber!

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    L.C. Mope growls and barks:

    What is this Rottfest you speak of? How do you play? Can you teach me to drink heavily? Dancing girls? Gambling?

    Most importantly, will there be real beers?

    Or maybe this is a recruiting tool?

    Terrible Troy-

    Mope N Snipe….sound off if you think you may want to coordinate…

    That sounds like a Steak and Shake only different.
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    mmLC Sir M – Imperial Tobacconist™, K.o.E. @ #:
    9mm M, and she gobbles up any cheap crap you wanna feed her, although the cyclic rate will fluctuate, especially when shooting 40 year old Egyptian surplus SMG ammo. brrrrrp-chug-a-chug-brrrp-b-r-r-rp-brrrrrp. Damnedest thing, you can feel the change in cyclic. But that shite’s all shot up now so….
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    LC Staci GBOR growls and barks:

    I’m in. I would love to contribute chili or stuff. I can help shuttle depending on my work. Both airports are 15 minutes from my casa

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    For God and Country says:

    Quick question: can any Rott come, even us long time lurkers?

    Rottfest Texas 2014 is open to all Loyal Citizens of the Realm.

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    LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. says:

    9mm M, and she gobbles up any cheap crap you wanna feed her

    Cool. Will pile up some Silver Bear or Armscor…
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    For those who KNOW they are attending: Please join the mailing list at http://ymlp.com/xgbmqbmugmgw
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    LC TerribleTroy growls and barks:

    Ok.. Im going to sign up…does this mean I have to check my email on a regular basis now? :em03:

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    OK, the crunchie brood is 90% committed, things are looking real good for a Texas pilgrimage via TN to see the new granddaughter so I went ahead and signed up for the email. Dayum, it’s gonna be great to see ya all again. The Princesses are especially stoked to to see Mrs M again (or Aunt Deb as they still call her :-) )
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    LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. says:

    The Princesses are especially stoked to to see Mrs M again (or Aunt Deb as they still call her :-) )

    Can’t wait to see those gals. They keep growing way too fast between visits. :em05:

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    Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R says:

    LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. says:
    The Princesses are especially stoked to to see Mrs M again (or Aunt Deb as they still call her )
    Can’t wait to see those gals. They keep growing way too fast between visits.

    You are in for a HUGE surprise when you see them. Literally, HUGE. They’re almost as tall as Bangie Thang. And they’re only 10. :em08:
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    LC SecondMouse growls and barks:

    Sir M – this sounds way to good to miss, and as a relative noob, I would love to meet some Rotties in person. I won’t know if these dates are clear for me for awhile, but if they hold, I will be there. I will be coming from the Houston area, and could offer rides to a few fellow Rotties in this area if I can make it. I can also bring a few noise makers of my own to help with those who may arrive empty-handed. I have to get my June schedule firmed up first.

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    L.C. Mope @ #50: Oh do shut up, you twit. Love ya, man. Bring supplies.
    LC 0311 Sir Crunchie I.M.H., K.o.E. says:

    The Princesses are especially stoked to to see Mrs M again (or Aunt Deb as they still call her )

    How about Auntie M? That might work well. (Runs, cowering before the wrath.)
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