Archive for May, 2013

Memorial Day


May 27th, 2013 Posted 8:50 am

“Memorial Day was a response to the Civil War?” Spence says.

“Right,” says Admin. “In lots of ways we’re a very lucky country. For example, when we absolutely had to have someone like Lincoln, there he was.”

With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation’s wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan–to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves, and with all nations.  (Second Inaugural)




Chetspeak Sunday


May 26th, 2013 Posted 8:38 am

And once outside I beat him to the car as well, leaping into the shotgun seat. One time Bernie tried doing the same trick. That was a funny day. He turned the key, shifted the shift – I love watching the shifting – and we were off.

The Valley goes on and on in all directions – have I mentioned that? We got on a freeway, then another, traffic stop-and-go at first, which made Bernie’s hands tense up on the wheel, but then it eased and we barreled along, the Porsche making a rumbling roar I loved and sights and smells zipping by so fast it would make your head spin. Mine doesn’t spin, exactly, but I can turn it pretty far back if I want, like really, really far, so that my nose is actually touching my –

“Chet! What the hell are you doing?”

I whipped my head around straight, sat up tall and still, eyes front, a professional through and through.

– from Thereby Hangs A Tail.

Welcome Rudy.


Random Amazon Review We Like


May 25th, 2013 Posted 7:58 am

Wow, what a fun series! I’ve now read them all and am anxiously awaiting the next one! I love that it is written from Chet’s (the dog) point of view. Having 3 dogs myself Spencer has done a remarkable job of capturing the essence of a dog’s mind. I love mysteries anyway but adding the ‘voice’ of the dog made the books even better! I’ve recommended this series to a lot of people, particularly dog lovers. – J. Ervin 

Welcome Piggy Boy (ready for the pool):

Piggy Boy ready for the pool


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May 24th, 2013 Posted 8:02 am

“Whoa!” Admin says. “Are we succumbing to celebrity madness?”

“But she has a dog, too,” says Spence. “Name of Oliver. Here they are.”



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