Chetspeak on Sunday

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April 23rd, 2017 Posted 7:43 am

We got off the elevator, found ourselves at the back of a court room. I’d been in court rooms before, even been exhibit A for my buddy Judge Jaramillo, down in the Valley, but never one this small. It had only two benches on either side of a narrow aisle, then two long desks, and in front of that and raised up on a dais another desk, at which Judge Stringer was sitting. He wore a black robe and looked real tired. At each of the two desks sat a group of two people, their backs to us. One of those people was Bernie. He was wearing an orange jumpsuit! This was the worst moment of my life.

– from THE DOG WHO KNEW TOO MUCH.

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Humans At Work …

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April 22nd, 2017 Posted 8:16 am

… and the nation within.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/nyregion/workplace-pets.html?_r=0

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Get Well Soon, Lilly!

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April 21st, 2017 Posted 8:25 am

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/alligators-aggressive-this-season-second-local-dog-attacked/gflbEhl80bXxsLEN9Ap5BN/

(And for more on gators and the nation within, there’s always THE SOUND AND THE FURRY.)

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What’s In A Name?

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April 20th, 2017 Posted 8:37 am

Mrs. Publicist: Whoa! We almost forgot What’s In A Name, our monthly feature where Spence discusses a name in the Chet and Bernie series. What’s it going to be?

SQ: How about we pull a little switcheroo and dip into the Bowser and Birdie middle-grade series?

Mrs. P: The one that adults can read only if they have fake ID?

SQ: Exactly. Let’s do Bowser himself, the canine narrator.

Mrs. P: But not a talking dog.

SQ: Never! The name Bowser might come for old French beau sire – fine sir – which is appropriate in the end, but what I like is the sheer energy of the name, suggestive of bounding. Also the Bow part – a name with the beginnings of a bark right in it! Bowser’s name was the first thing that came to me in the whole series.

Mrs. P: Thanks, Spence! See you next month for another edition of What’s In A Name!

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