No Post Today

Spence and Admin are still kicking the biopsy question around, whatever that might mean. Bernie says that sometimes he wants to crack their pointy head together. Meanwhile, we’re getting excited about the Super Bowl. We always go to a party at the Dry Gulch Steak House and Saloon, where they’ve got a nice patio out back. Last year Bernie wore his best Hawaiian shirt, the one with the trumpets. He lost it to a gambler named Sid Siegel, but that won’t happen this year since Sid’s now wearing an orange jumpsuit up at Central State. Once we worked a case, me and Bernie, involving an actual football player who had something bad going on the side, can’t remember what. I ended up tackling him – in the end zone! – although it was only a practice. Still, Sergeant Torres said I was a natural-born linebacker. Not sure what that is, but I felt pretty good about it. Still do!


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41 Responses to “No Post Today”

  1. Cosmo
    3:40 am on February 5th, 2010

    Hey Chet, for some reason this still seems like a post – but anyway, I guess they're leaving us hanging – don't worry, us 'Chet Groupies' are really good at entertaining ourselves! You should feel good about being a natural-born linebacker, you always get your perp. I'm way too laid back to do what you and Bernie do – except maybe when it comes to fuzzbutts…we'll catch up again with all you guys later – tailwags!

  2. Rebecca Rice
    4:40 am on February 5th, 2010

    I dunno, Cosmo, I think there are quite a few fuzzbutt perps out there. Those beady little eyes… Those nervous, twitching tails, and the way they wring their little paws when they're thinking… They're up to something!

  3. Mollypop
    4:46 am on February 5th, 2010

    SA Cos – thanks for the reminder about the dog show. We love to watch them. My groomer breeds malamutes and they win best in breed a lot, and she took all the top prizes in the Eukanuba show a few years ago. A friend of Mom's has otterhounds so we have to see them, and then there's the maltese. My cousin is a maltese and I think Princess is too, with the blurry running legs and her head held tilted forward in that determined way.

    AbbieK – Mom sings that song too. What's up with that?

  4. B. Stover
    4:49 am on February 5th, 2010

    I wonder what's happening with Colonel Bob's son.

  5. Mollypop
    4:52 am on February 5th, 2010

    Rebecca Rice – yes, you Rock!!!! I love you!

    And you're also right on about those fuzzbutts. They go up the tree just past my reach, tail up and head down, and go nyah nyah at me.

  6. Gus & BooBear
    5:35 am on February 5th, 2010

    Thanks for the dog show reminder! Mom LOVES to watch them on TV, but it always makes her want a dog, and Dad says NO! She has so many favorite breeds…Newfs at the top. But she loves all the big dogs (no offense to the little breeds, but she just love the working dogs.) That's why she imagines Chet to be some kind of shepherd mix. Mollypop, she thinks very highly of the Malamutes, too (1 won the national championship the other year) and the Otterhounds because they almost died out as a breed and then came back.

    Anyway, that was a really interesting "no post today" from Chet. I bet he's looking forward to the SuperBowl…lots of goodies to eat everywhere!

  7. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:43 am on February 5th, 2010

    BS!…That whole Colonel Bob's son thing has been bugging the hell outta me!…Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought Colonel Bob has 2 girls, twins. grrrr!

  8. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:51 am on February 5th, 2010

    Wha!?….mmmm…is it just me or has anyone else noticed the long list of disabilities that Spence has? I sorta feel sorry for the guy and wonder how he makes it through each day. But now, to find out he has a major deformity, that’s just bad cat voodoo dawgs…

  9. Melanie
    7:12 am on February 5th, 2010

    Rebecca Rice, from yesterday's postings . . . Are you a foster mom for dogs??

    The Newf pack loves the dog shows. Especially Bess, she watches them very carefully. She critiques them. She is a Champion herself.

    She loves TV except for Zebras. Zebras are not right.

  10. Sadie
    7:47 am on February 5th, 2010

    ooohhh…melanie…do the newfi's watch the zebras on the football fields? my feeders are more of the baseball/nascar variety fans, but they always watch the super bowl and the college bowl games and my mom will yell, "bad call by the zebra! we need a replay!" whhaaaa??? first, every horse i have known has had good sight, and also – the name – "super bowl" – for years i have been waiting for this giant dog bowl of really fantastic snacks to come to the house on that day and it doesn't. i don't get it. don't get me wrong, there are always good eats around this place on this particular weekend, but i'm just sayin'….anyway, got to swim today, was wonderful! mom got me a wetsuit/lifevest so i can swim even though it's cold (well, to us 65 degrees is cold) – keeps my bad hips in great shape! she says in the summer i am never dry…not if i can help it anyway…hope everyone has a chance to grab some good floor items while the feeders are watching the…super bowl… -s

  11. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:53 am on February 5th, 2010

    Melanie!…do the Newfs ever watch that show called "The Prisoner"?…mmmm…the old one, not the new one. That new one sucked big time. It’s still a mystery to me how the Newfs were able to get the ball from that show.

    You know how Chet has trouble with basketballs? It just occurred to me that next time he gets a hold of one he could just bounce it off the top of Spence’s head and problem solved. heh..heh

  12. Cosmo
    8:42 am on February 5th, 2010

    Rebecca – you are a Rockstar for our nation! We're so happy to hear that Henry has a great new home, I'm sure he's so grateful for all you did for him, I am a rescue too (really long story that Mom is making pictures for) – and yes, watch out fuzzbutts, the smaller kind too – chipmunks I think!

    MP & AK – Mom loves your name in that lollypop song!

    Wookie – we hope you check back soon & hope you have a fun snowy weekend, we're not getting much which is OK by me 'cause I'm kinda short & it's hard to navigate after a big storm!

    Rio – Mom tried to find a pic of Fu for you, he was in our paper awhile ago, but the dumb article seems to be buried in their online archives. Maybe the office lady that watches him get can her a copy. She'll keep tryin'. What's this prisoner thing???

    Sadie – You're swim sounds great, you got a special suit and eveything, wow! I'm not much of a swimmer, just a dip in the stream at the dog park. Since it's so much colder here (30 today, 20's tomorrow)I do have that nice sweater, a hoodie and even a snuggie, here's a pic of me in it on a really cold day:

    [img ] in Snuggie.JPG[/img]

    Don't forget guys, there's the puppy bowl too! Mom thinks their soooo cute, but I think they're kind of annoying…later, Cosmo

  13. B. Stover
    8:53 am on February 5th, 2010

    Rio: When we first meet Colonel Bob in THAT he tells Bernie that he has twin girls. Perhaps he has a son as well? By the way, "Pug" is short for pugnacious, right?

  14. Rebecca Rice
    8:56 am on February 5th, 2010

    Melanie– Yes, I foster dogs. I'm not a founding member of the rescue I work with– I discovered them when we were starting our search for a forever dog. Fostering was a way to get a dog fix and let my husband learn about different dogs until we found the right guy, and after we found him, it was sort of a habit.

    We just give houseroom to members of the nation within the nation when they're waiting for the right family. It's nothing too heroic– the rescue provides the food, the crate, the leash and collar, all the vet stuff.

    We provide kids to play with and snuggle with, cats to worry about, and Wojo to be a companion and wrestle-mate. Walks (or runs, when the weather is good), a back yard, and love. (Some times are easier than others– Henry wanted to eat our feline companions, so we had a lot of airlock/ closed-door wrangling for that reason, and the dogs were crated more often than would be ideal. But the difficulties are temporary, and the rescue finds such sweet loves!)

    The real heroes are the people in the shelters, who can't bear to put down sweethearts and so find rescues to send them to, or the ladies who started Placing Paws, the rescue I work with, or the people who drive multiple dogs from state to state to state in order to save them from high-kill shelters. Those people do a lot more than I do. We just get an extra pet, free of charge, for a few weeks here and there.

    Anybody who likes dogs and has a little time and space could give fostering a try. We do miss our temporary fur children when they go, but it's so gratifying to know that each one is another life saved, and you meet the nicest people when you work with a rescue, not just the ladies who started the whole thing, but the adopters too!

  15. Sadie
    8:58 am on February 5th, 2010

    oh, cosmo, thanks for the great pic of you in your snuggie!!! me and mom LOVE it! my mom adores you, she is smiling ear to ear…when she was a little kid some folks that lived down the road had lots of beagles and when their feeders would go out of town she would take care of them. one of her favorite memories of her childhood is the summer nights with the windows open in the big house, laying on her bed with the bright silver moonlight spilling through and the sound of micky, daisy and the beagle brigade busting through the woods, filling the night with that song that only a beagle can sing! she could hear them for miles away and always thought that even the man in the moon could hear them! (not sure on that man in the moon thing, i'm just sayin'…) mom loves all dogs but herders and hounds have a big spot in her heart – those are the dogs she knew as a kid. if she could she would reach right through this computer and give you a giant squeeze!!! thanks for the smiles! stay WARM!!! -s

  16. Sadie
    9:00 am on February 5th, 2010

    rebecca rice and wojo – we second the YOU ROCK vote!!! -s

  17. Cosmo
    9:06 am on February 5th, 2010

    Rebecca – this is Susan here taking over for Cosmo – thanks for explaining all this – you're very modest! Cosmo was one of those transports from a vet in GA to up here in CT. I've kept in touch with the SPCA and they are all true angels. My kids and I would love to have another dog, but it's the costs that get in the way. Would you reccomend fostering as an alternative? That's something I'd love to consider. The only major problems I can think of are: how do you make sure your foster pet gets along with your forever pet – and we've already made travel plans, some for up to four days. We usually get an awesome "sitter" who'll stay over-night, so I'm assuming in those instances the foster family will have to pay for that? I'd like to seriously consider this, but we have to make sure Cos is still allright, he has to go back to the vet again tomorrow – Arrgghhh – will keep you guys posted. Well, if everything looks good in the future but Hubby says no, I guess there's always helping out at the shelters. Thanks for your input!

  18. Cosmo
    9:12 am on February 5th, 2010

    Wow, this is like that instant messaging thingy! Cosmo here again – Sadie your are a poet, what a lovely and fun picture you just helped us visualize – hug and squeezes right back at ya! Wouldn't you know it tho – I…don't…hardly…ever…howl, bay, bark or make much sound at all! I think I'm the world's most quietest beagle EVER! I just make a neat howly sound when we're playing with the fake fuzzbutt with the busted squeaker! I have two good beagle friends tho, Holly and Cookie Dough, and you can hear them from miles around, I'll be the man on the moon can here them too!

  19. Cosmo
    9:14 am on February 5th, 2010

    real quick, Mom apologizes for the typos above!

  20. Rose
    9:33 am on February 5th, 2010

    Hey Chet and Bernie…Saints, or Colts? I'm just asking….

  21. Gus & BooBear
    10:14 am on February 5th, 2010

    Go, Colts!!

    Mom tried the fostering thing and she is what is called a "foster failure" in that once a baby is brought into her house, she can't bear to let it go. That is why we have a total of 17 cats in our household. AND why Dad says NO to more. Mom and Dad don't have any 2 legged children, so we are pretty special to them and are all spoiled rotten. But reading R.Rice's post was encouraging. Mom does volunteer with a cat rescue group and is able to love on all those babies at least once a week. They always seem to be excited to see her!

  22. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:15 am on February 5th, 2010

    BS!…Come on! Are you going to let that pointy headed, forgetful, l can’t type,tiny little author get away with such a profound Mistake that easily?? ….mmmm….I’m not saying there aren’t clever ways for ole pointy head to say that Colonel Bob suddenly has a son. It’s just that he seemed so upfront with Bernie when they were talking about their families, that I have a hard time believing Colonel Bob would have left out the “son” part on purpose. That’s all I’m saying…. mmmm….at least right now.

    Snort!…Aggressive, combative, warlike, belligerent…yup, I guess pugnacious is pretty accurate.

  23. B. Stover
    10:30 am on February 5th, 2010

    In film it's called a continuity error. There have been others in the past between blog and book, but that's part of the fun. Perhaps we could come up with a back story regarding Colonel Bob's son.

    Pugnacious is from the Latin, pugnare, to fight. Was the breed originally German?

  24. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:47 am on February 5th, 2010

    BS!… Grunt!… We come up with a back story?? WE? I think ole Pencil Head can figure that out for himself.

    Here, knock yourself out.

  25. Mollypop
    11:02 am on February 5th, 2010

    B. Stover, please tell Rio-that-Dear-Evil-Pug about Bernie's ranch house that somehow got an upstairs.

  26. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:22 am on February 5th, 2010

    M-Pop!….mmmm….have you been sniffing glue again in the supply room?? What are you going on about?

  27. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:07 pm on February 5th, 2010

    Cosmo!….mmmm…been busy dealin' with some other stuff and I didn't see your question about that show "The Prisoner" till now.

    Part of a synopsis I copied:

    The series follows a British former secret agent who is held prisoner in a mysterious seaside village where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. The show's combination of 1960s countercultural themes and surreal setting had a far-reaching effect on science fiction/fantasy programing, and on popular culture in general.

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  28. Mollypop
    12:25 pm on February 5th, 2010

    Cmdr. Rio – I think it was Spence sniffing the glue. Chet's blog of Aug. 14, 2009 is too funny, and the next few days of blogs after that had my Mom falling down laughing. Start here: titled "A Bad Situation."

    It turns out it wasn't B. Stover, who is so sharp, but this was Diane who noticed that Bernie was taking the perps UPSTAIRS to his office. Oops. Ya gotta luv this.

  29. Gus & BooBear
    12:49 pm on February 5th, 2010

    But Bernie was messing with the perps!!! He was actually leading them to a closet. He even had Chet confused!! Right?? We are remembering correctly, aren't we?

  30. Melanie
    12:58 pm on February 5th, 2010

    Yes Gus & BooBear, I remember that. Chet knew there was no upstairs . . . He knew something was up about going into the closet. He was ready for anything!

    Rebecca, congratulations on being a Foster mom. There is a Newfoundland Rescue in CT. They take very good care of those wonders who are looking for a forever home.

    More power to you!

  31. Mollypop
    1:07 pm on February 5th, 2010

    Gus and BooBear – No offence but you are cats – I'm just sayin'. Bernie was going to take the perps upstairs. What followed for the next days was priceless and will impress Rio how Spence recovered from a goof with a great sense of humor. No offence, but that's something cats don't have. I'm just sayin'.

  32. Rio - The Evil Pug
    1:28 pm on February 5th, 2010

    M-Pop!….mmmm…you're being a little harsh on the Kats aren't you? I think they were just trying to explain something. I totally don't remember how we got on this closet thing, but later I will go back to August and see what all the hubbub is about.

  33. Rebecca Rice
    1:30 pm on February 5th, 2010

    Gus and BooBear– I have to say, 17 is a lot. And you're talking to someone who fantasizes about having that many– but for me, 17 is and will remain just a fantasy. Wow. I'd say you're definitely doing your part for otherwise homeless cats.

  34. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    2:47 pm on February 5th, 2010

    Snow! Snow! Snow! and even more Snow! It may be two feet or more by the time it's done here tomorrow in Chevy Chase. Thanks for thinking of me Cosmo. Fortunately, my legs are pretty long (and thick too) so I can handle even deep snow really well. My favorite is to do doggie snow angels — it is a real blast! We will try tomorrow to post a photo or two of me in the snow; we referring to my mom, cause my dad, as previously reported, is fairly clueless on the technical stuff (my dad refers to my mom as "tech support"; sounds a bit like Admin, doesn't it). Until then, keep those tails waggin'. Wookie

  35. Sadie
    2:54 pm on February 5th, 2010

    hope you have a successful and short trip to the vet tomorrow, cosmo! who else out here is getting all that snow? WOW! it looks really pretty from here!i have only been in snow once – it was fun! wookie can't wait for pics! -s

  36. Siberian Husky
    4:23 pm on February 5th, 2010

    Snow! I am sooo jealous.

  37. B. Stover
    4:53 pm on February 5th, 2010

    Rio: Thanks for the site on pugs. The page on Wikipedia is also interesting and includes some nice pictures.

  38. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:44 pm on February 5th, 2010

    Groan!…I am humble…at least as humble as a Pug can ever be, anyway…thanks M-Pop for leading me back to last summer’s blog. I’ve been “back” before, but I never took time to take care and consider what was going on.

    You guys have been there for Spence for well over a year now. Poor Spence. He has so many disabilities, and now a deformity as well. Pointed Head Syndrome. Common amongst authors, but I need more Intel to know how bad this is affecting him. In the meantime I will keep badgering him about it, amongst other things…its just my nature.

    *Btw M-Pop, Kats are Right and you are Wrong* about the whole closet/Upstairs/Downstairs (is this a BBC thing?). You are still a good up-and-coming agent in my book…but, one more mess up and its Review Time. There are plenty of guys out there who want the ‘Supply Clerk’ aka ‘Tech Support’ job at Headquarters very badly. You know I am for you. Just be nice, don’t bring too much hostile attention to yourself. If you are non-descript and polite like I have been all day, no one will remember you. This is a good thing to remember as a “spy in training”.

    I actually had time to ‘catch-up’ on a few things back in August… and now I know I am a total outsider amongst y’all.

    And yet you guys have welcomed me into the group. How can this be?? There is a thing called, Grace, and I think all of you ole-timers on this page have granted me that in Spades. There is nothing to compare to “Grace”.

    But, I can’t change my nature…pugnacious to be exact.

    Good word B.Stover.

  39. AbbietheKitty
    6:46 pm on February 5th, 2010

    Just had to say HI to everyone before I hop into bed to keep the staff warm. Long day for her today at work. She says she kept happy singing the Mollypop song. Course she only knows the chorus but that's the best part.

    Hi to all my friends and especially Cosmo. You'll be good Cosmo. Anyone who can look that cute in a winter coat has got to be an OK dog!

    Tails up!


  40. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:11 pm on February 5th, 2010

    hmmm…A-Kat has a way of breakin' my heart without even knowin' it. I guess all's fair in Love and Blogs. Good-by A-Kat. I bet Patsy Kline will somehow, someway get the nerve to post a note here..please, 'Creator of All Creatures Great and Small'..Please let Patsy Kline post a note here…Please let me get to ride in that pick-up truck. amen…

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