Archive for April, 2014

Friend of the Month Reminder


April 30th, 2014 Posted 9:10 am

“Thirty days hath – whoa!” Admin says. “End of the month already.”

“Think hath will make a comeback?” Spence says. “Thee, thou, whither, thither, all that?”

“Nope. We’re going in the other direction. Can’t keep language from changing – it’s crowdsourced like nothing else. Five hundred years from now this right here will seem to readers then like Chaucer does to us.”

“Wow! We’re as good as Chaucer?”

“Let’s get back to the end of the month. That means it’s time for the Friend of the Month reminder. See Riley over there on the right? He’s Chet’s Friend of the Month for April. All his human companion did was send in a photo to the gallery as Billie and Bella did today (see Friends gallery). The random number generator (see below) did the rest, and Riley’s human companion qualified for a signed and paw-printed copy of The Sound and the Furry. This could be you! Just send in a photo.”



Random Amazon Review We Like


April 29th, 2014 Posted 7:12 am

5.0 out of 5 stars – Terrific, as always! – April 28, 2014

Roger D. Galloway on A Fistful of Collars:
All humans should read this book.
I gave it five stars because there weren’t ten.
Chet is the Jet right to the tip of his mismatched ears.
(“Kind of haiku-like,” says Admin. “Maybe all reviews – of everything – should be in haiku form.”)

Breaking International News!


April 28th, 2014 Posted 8:03 am




Chetspeak on Sunday


April 27th, 2014 Posted 8:32 am

We rounded a curve and spotted some dudes in orange jump suits picking up trash by the road side, a sheriff’s van idling behind them, yellow light flashing. Bernie eased off the gas. We’d put a lot of perps into orange jump suits and you never knew when you’d bump into an old pal.

“Hey,” Bernie said. “Isn’t that Frenchie Boutette?”

The little roly-poly dude at the end, poking at a scrap of paper, missing, taking a short break? He glanced our way, recognized the car, easy to tell from how his eyebrows shot up. Yes, Frenchie for sure. We pulled over.

“Frenchie! How’s it going?”

Frenchie looked at Bernie, then at me, and backed away.

“Don’t be shy,” Bernie said. “We’re not going to bite you.”

“Think I’m fallin’ for that line again?” Frenchie said.

– from The Sound and the Furry.


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