Archive for December, 2013

New Year’s Eve


December 31st, 2013 Posted 9:30 am

“Have fun and be safe, everybody,” says Spence.

“Walking is a good way to go,” says Admin. “No one ever gets stopped for WUI.”

And here’s a thing of beauty; haven’t shown it in way too long: the quilt made by the Plunderers and now hanging in the office where the Chet and Bernie stories get written.



Posted in Chet The Dog

Friend of the Month Reminder


December 30th, 2013 Posted 9:20 am

“Not quite the last day of the month,” says Spence.

“But a very busy time of year,” says Admin. “So therefore – although Bernie handles the so therefores- why not remind everyone of the Friend of the Month? Check the right of the screen. See Teddy Rough Rider? He’s Chet’s December Friend of the Month. His human companion sent in a photo to the Friends of Chet gallery. The random number generator – “

“East German Army surplus, circa 1956 – “

” – did the rest. Winner stays over there for the month and the winner’s human companion gets a signed and paw-printed copy of the latest Chet and Bernie novel, in this case The Sound and the Furry. Just send in a photo! For example, Zeb just came in.”

Welcome Zeb, and here he is:

Zeb is always in the mood for a hug



Chetspeak on Sunday


December 29th, 2013 Posted 8:29 am

On this particular night, my pal Iggy who lives next door got a little restless and did his yip-yip-yipping once or twice, and Mr. Parsons tried to shush him, and later a toilet flushed in their house. Our neighbor on the other side, old man Heydrich, went outside not long after that, and what was this? Whisk-whisk, whisk-whisk. He was sweeping the dirt from his part of the sidewalk onto ours? I barked, the low muffled kind of bark, not wanting to disturb Bernie. The whisk-whisking stopped, and old man Heydrich muttered something about curs, a new one on me. Then came the pad-pad-pad of his slippers, his door opening and closing, and quiet. I dropped down into dreamland. Did a car come down the street sometime later, moving slow, pausing in front of our place, driving on? Maybe. Dreams can be so strong, and then you wake up and poof! It doesn’t work the other way. You always remember real life. Sort of. But forget all that.

– from A Fistful of Collars.

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R.I.P.: Paul Blair


Music To Solve Cases By


December 28th, 2013 Posted 7:57 am

Have we mentioned the Chet and Bernie playlist, on Spotify? All the songs mentioned in the series – while C. and B. ride in the Porsche or when Bernie sings in the shower – plus some that will be!


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