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Rich? Did someone down at the bottom say something about us being rich? Our finances are a mess! First there were the Hawaiian pants. Bernie doesn’t understand why they didn’t sell like hotcakes, whatever those might be. Instead we’ve got them out the yingyang in our self-storage. And don’t forget that Leda owns half the business. Leda’s Bernie’s ex, for anybody who hasn’t read Dog On It or Thereby Hangs A Tail. As for the tin futures – how that worked out is in book three. Also we meet some unhappy people in this job, and Bernie doesn’t always charge them full price. Bernie, I think every time, full price! Please!

Last night we watched Westminster. The nation within the nation on parade, Bernie said. Anyone else catch the show?

But I’ve got a nagging feeling this post was supposed to be about something else. Maybe if I just stay here it will come to me.

It didn’t.

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  1. B. Stover
    3:30 am on February 16th, 2010

    Let's see, Chet….what is causing that nagging feeling? I'm glad the tin futures will be explained because I didn't understand the outcome. I also wonder if Bernie taught Princess to stick her tongue out.

    Spoiler Alert!! Why did Nance want to shoot you at the beginning of THAT?

  2. Debbie LM
    3:40 am on February 16th, 2010

    Wow Westminster! Great stuff watching the nation within the nation strut their stuff. The announcer was right when they said that people watched most of all with their canine companion to see their breed category! Chet must be busy watching a number of different categories!

    But perfection is a happy tail wag, a furry friend keeping your feet warm when it is 39 degrees inside (from lack of heat) and the unconditional love dogs provide. Best In Show a very funny concept and one parodied to perfection in the 2000 movie BEST IN SHOW by Guest & Levy.

  3. Diane
    4:02 am on February 16th, 2010

    Ah, Christopher Guest!

    Best in Show

    A Mighty Wind

    Waiting for Guffman

    He was a real perp in The Princess Bride….

    And of course….. who doesn't love Spinal Tap?

  4. Melanie
    4:31 am on February 16th, 2010

    Chet, so glad that Bernie isn't rich. All that's needed is enough for dog bones, human food for dogs, dog treats and pizza. Just ask our Pack.

    Westminster still hasn't put up yesterday's Breed videos. Just think Chet, not only could you watch the Westminster live yesterday, but today on USA and on the computer and then live tonight and then on USA tomorrow.

    The Newfs don't worry about how those dogs do all of that appearing again and again, they just like to watch.

    About that nagging feeling. I get that also. I called my son last night to tell him something important, too bad I didn't leave a message, because by the time he called me back . . . I had no idea what it was about. I'm going with it must have not been THAT important!

  5. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:12 am on February 16th, 2010

    GASP!…

  6. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:26 am on February 16th, 2010

    Wookie!… I think it’s time! …Snort!… Gear Up and make your way carefully to Cape Cod. Be sure to take the Tazor, and the electrical hookups for his chair. Also take the Pins and Needles. (let’s see how he likes it!)…Grunt!…Be on alert for Alice!… Quickly son!…Quickly!

  7. Lexi
    5:33 am on February 16th, 2010

    Wookie! Be careful! And use that cleaning lady trick, it gets to them so they dont have to clean! Rio, tie Alice up so she wont get in the way! We wont to know more about book 3!!!!

    And we r going snowboarding later, wish u could come.

    Chet, tell Bernie that hawiian shirts are really kool with khakis, Megan says, and that hawiian pants are SO not in and NEVER will be. Those r Megan's words, not mine.

  8. Lexi
    5:38 am on February 16th, 2010

    Oh, and A-Kat, I was just wondering and all, since your a kat and everything……do you mind if I ask you if hairballs hurt when they come out. It was just on my mind on account of the movie Megan and I watched last night……I hope I'm not affending u………

  9. Cosmo
    6:11 am on February 16th, 2010

    Oh Chet what are we going to do with you! Was this spoiler alert all a big tease? Or is Admin getting on your case…now you've got Rio and Wookie on the move again…

    We loved Westminster last night!

    Mollypop I'm really glad you don't have that full-on, stupid fru-fru pompom cut that all these show poodles insist on having, yours is much more natural!

  10. Gus & BooBear
    6:25 am on February 16th, 2010

    Mom was hopping back and forth between watching first the Olympics and Westminster, then between 24 and Westminster! But tonight is the night she's most interested in since she LOVES the working class. She was hoping the SharPeie (spelling??) would win the non-working class, but not this year. And how about the Bouvier de Flanders? Did you see the head on that guy? HUGE!!! And what a pretty Bassett!! We could go on & on!

    Rio, you and the Wookster have your work cut out for you getting Admin & Spence to post the book 3 tidbit. I think that just maybe book 3 isn't really written and this is just a stall a technique. Come on, Chet…spill the real skinny!

  11. Rebecca Rice
    6:32 am on February 16th, 2010

    Hey Chet, I have an idea for what Bernie could do with the Hawaiian pants… not sure if he'd go for it, but…

    If he found someone who could sew, he could turn all of those pants into patchwork skirts; when really busy fabrics are cut into smaller patches, then sewn into sort of quilts, they lose the quality that scares off most people. I have numerous long skirts, crinkle and otherwise; I sorta collect them. But I wear them all the time in summer. They're more flattering than shorts and very comfy.

    Or, you know, quilts.

    Bernie could befriend a grandmotherly type who swears like a sailor and comes across as a real battleaxe. Maybe she has a pug who's as crotchety as she is, on the surface. But, like anyone who knows how to quilt, and like any pug, for that matter, hearts of gold underneath.

    She could help Bernie dig himself out of whatever hole those tin futures got him into… (I'm assuming a hole. No offense to Bernie of course, but the guy seems to have a problem with money.)

  12. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:53 am on February 16th, 2010

    Rebec!… don’t be trying to give Spence all these complicated story lines!… Snort!…you know he can’t remember anything….Grumble!… heck!… just getting from the bathroom to his study is a lot of work for the poor guy…Snort!… he probably forgot he even wrote the third book!

  13. Rebecca Rice
    7:12 am on February 16th, 2010

    What's complicated about a swearing, quilting little old lady with a grumpy pug?

    I mean, okay, *pugs* are complicated… 😉

  14. Melanie
    7:42 am on February 16th, 2010

    Just got the news from Newf Breeder friends . . .

    BOB (Best of Breed)

    went to Clancy!

    AKA name: VN CH Bear N Mind's The Guardian CD WRD DD

    Wow, now what all that means.

    VN is Versatile Newfoundland (must have Championship in Conformation, Companion Dog title in Obedience, Draft Dog and Water Rescue Dog.) Which explains all those other letters in his name.

    Chet the Jet should have some titles also. Let's see NX (nose extraordinaire) or BPLG (best pant's leg grabber) Any other thoughts?

  15. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:44 am on February 16th, 2010

    Rebok!… Its called “Sarcasm”….Snort!…

  16. jenifer dawson
    7:49 am on February 16th, 2010

    Zip.

  17. Cosmo
    8:45 am on February 16th, 2010

    I think Hawaiian pants would make good PJs for all the humans – of course I wouldn't be caught dead in them!

    Congrats Clancy!

    Chet has so many talents…he's my hero.

  18. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:35 am on February 16th, 2010

    Cosmo!…Snort!…OH! ..the havoc I could cause if I had his Nose, Legs and Leaping ability!…Grunt!… Instead of “Chet the Jet”…SNORT!… it would be “Rio the Renegade”.

  19. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:09 am on February 16th, 2010

    Leda!…does Leda really own half of Bernie’s business??….SNORT!… I don’t remember that….Grunt!…Why would Leda own half of Bernie’s business anyway?… Grumble!…she’s got herself a ‘Sugar Daddy’….Snort!… why would she need to bleed Bernie even more? ….GRRR!

  20. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    10:20 am on February 16th, 2010

    Commander R. Reporting for duty; I got my gear stowed and ready to go! I remembered lots of treats this time too. And a word of thanks to Requisition and Supply — the fake pencil thin moustache (the Boston Blackie kind, with apologies to Jimmy Buffett!) should let me sneak by just fine. Also, packing my phaser, although I do have it set on stun. Just beam me aboard Scotty and I'm ready to go. I'll keep you apprized of progress. Keep your paws crossed. The Wookster

  21. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:33 am on February 16th, 2010

    Wookie!…Be very careful!…SNORT!…Don’t take any unnecessary chances….Grunt!…And if you can, try to Pin it all on Alice!…Growl!!!…I hope you packed the fake striped Kat fur!…Grunt!

  22. Lexi
    10:56 am on February 16th, 2010

    Leda owns half of Bernie's buisness?! Wow! Can someone explain to me WHY?!?

    OH, and will either, Gus and Boobear or A-kat, tell me if hairballs hurt? Please? Its just on my mind and when I stick to something………what was I saying again?

  23. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:22 am on February 16th, 2010

    Lexi!…I imagine Hairballs hurt…Snort!…if they hit you in the eye on their way across the room!…Grunt!

  24. Siberian Husky
    11:51 am on February 16th, 2010

    We aren't watching the Westminster Dog Show because as much as mom loves dogs, she thinks dog shows are kinda boring. We would rather see the Siberians in the snow pulling sleds, those specialists, the border collies, herding sheep, the newfs rescuing drowning people, and the poodles looking like dogs instead of the latest fashion disaster from Paris. You wouldn't catch me or Chet prancing around the show ring. Ok, well maybe for a pound of ribs. The dogs do seem to enjoy it. That's the important thing. Dogs just want to have fun!

  25. Mollypop
    2:14 pm on February 16th, 2010

    Cos and Husky – thanks for not liking those stupid poodle hair dos. They used to be for when the poodles (duck dogs) went into the water to retrieve the ducks that had been shot (oh no!). All that fur around the chest is to keep the chest cavity warm and the rear end is shaved (humiliating) for buoyancy. The pom poms on the leg joints are for warmth too. I have webbed feet and a soft mouth, but I don't swim and they can go get their own ducks while I curl up by the fire.

  26. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:10 pm on February 16th, 2010

    Siber-H!…. way to go big guy!….Snort!… you just alienated everyone here Who Loves Dog Shows!…Grunt!… Paws up Dude!….Super Brave…Snort!…. Have you ever gone down the Luge at a really high speed???

  27. AbbietheKitty
    3:46 pm on February 16th, 2010

    Don't worry Spence,

    I will protect you. Those dogs don't have a hope!

    Oh, by the way, could you warn Audrey that you have a new short blonde bodyguard with a lovely fluffy tail arriving soon? She will want to know.

    And if you could please post something more from To Bark, Perchance to Bite it might help.

    Yours,

    Alice Johnson (I'm on the "A" team.)

  28. Siberian Husky
    3:50 pm on February 16th, 2010

    Mollypup: Thanks for the explanation about the poodles. It all makes sense now. That's two of us in this community that don't swim. We'll leave that to the newfs, goldens, labs, and maybe the pugs.

    Rio: lol I am too chicken to do the luge, but maybe we could be a two dog bobsled team together and take the gold. I'm up for that!

  29. AbbietheKitty
    3:59 pm on February 16th, 2010

    Oh and Wookster,

    You may have a phaser but you will have to dodge the golden eyes of Alice if you want to succeed. And they are amazing and dangerous. I can't even begin to tell you the problems you would encounter with those eyes. Watch your back.

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1266371860-Alice eyes.jpg[/img]

    Speaking of hairballs, no they don't hurt. Feels good to get rid of them. Just a little urp and there they are. A slimey mess. Glad to have it out.

    AbbietheKitty

  30. AbbietheKitty
    4:03 pm on February 16th, 2010

    Hey Rio,

    Your worries are over. No one needs to ever know about our…oops

    I will say no more.

    Alice

  31. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:08 pm on February 16th, 2010

    Wookie!… Wookie!…. be on a1ert for Alice in disguise with a Big Fluffy Tail!…Snort!… and Dark Roots…Tabby color!.…Grunt!…. she will be posing as a “Body Guard”…. Growl!….

    Audrey has no idea and will probably believe Alice completely!… Snarl!… Use the Tazor or the Stun Gun EVEN if you don’t have to!…Wheeze!…Just take Alice out!….Grunt!… we have to see that Exerpt from book 3 tomorrow! … gasp!…

  32. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    4:09 pm on February 16th, 2010

    Thanks Alice. Our plan is working to perfection. And nobody even suspects we are in cahoots. The secret's safe with me. And I simply adore those eyes! W

  33. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:17 pm on February 16th, 2010

    Alice!…On a major mission and you still have time to torture me…Snort!…I had our Supply Clerk, Molly, purchase special sunglasses that block your powers from our immense brain power…GROWL!…

    [oooh!.. I wonder if Wookie packed his???- I think he had the fake fur…mmmm!…did he mention the special glasses??…dang!…]

    Alice!…your time is short…Gruff!…see you in a Cage soon my dear!…

  34. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:20 pm on February 16th, 2010

    oooooh..NOOOO!…Wookie has fallen under her Spell!…SNORT!…WOOKIE COME HOME!…GROAN!

    Damn you Alice!…Damn you!…tonight anyway. Snuff!

  35. Lexi
    4:23 pm on February 16th, 2010

    Wookie! Dont fall under her spell! That's justg want she wants, Alice is an evil genius!!!! Sorry Rio, no offense, but u r, too, my dear.

  36. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:40 pm on February 16th, 2010

    Lexi!…Sob!… I’m NOT a genius!.. Snort!… I’ve totally failed… I forgot to remind Wookie about Alice’s Hypnotic Powers…groan!… and about the Special Glasses….Damn! ..Snort!…Everyone please pray that Wookie can break loose of her evil grip and come back safe!… Growl!… if he doesn’t our chances of seeing ANY part of book 3 are in jeopardy….Wheeze!..Gasp! the combination of Wookie and Alice would be an insurmountable force!

  37. Lexi
    4:52 pm on February 16th, 2010

    Rio! I told u to tie Alice to a chair! Wait, y didn't I thnk of this before?! You 2 r evil, yeah, evil geniuses. Your in cahoots!

  38. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:50 pm on February 16th, 2010

    Lexi!… No!..Alice and I are not in Cat-Hoots!…Snort!… She is her own Kat and she is Smart! and making up her own story thread…Snort!… there are not many forums where ordinary guys like us can perform improve routines daily….Grunt!… this is a place where different personalities can feed off of each other and create stories just by pure imagination…Grunt!…just ask Wookie, he is Amazing!

    Snort!… hopefully, these stories are entertaining….SNORT!… If Not, and it’s all just annoying and no one is having fun, well I can pack it all up and just read Spence’s limited postings each day and leave you all alone.

  39. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:52 pm on February 16th, 2010

    I meant to say "improv routines" …not "improve" ..damn.

  40. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:44 pm on February 16th, 2010

    mmmmm!…why does "lil" Lexi's website point to wwww.chetthedog.com? …Snort!…Am I being "played" by the true Evil Genius? HA!

  41. AbbietheKitty
    7:09 pm on February 16th, 2010

    The Scotty won best in show. I liked the whippet. Oh well, I liked them all. That is because the staff was holding me in her arms while we watched the show. mmmmm We were warm and happy. Had to miss some of the ice skating/dancing by the men but I could do that. Dogs rule!

    Ooo Better not let Alice hear me say that.

    Hope no one gets in too much trouble overnight. They might have to go up to Canada to escape the authorities. Fort Nelson seems like a good place to hide out. I bet that Dawson chickie would rent us a room.

    Abbie the Kitty says "Goodnight"

  42. Diane
    3:31 am on February 17th, 2010

    I liked the Golden and the Westie…. but then… they come from my favorite tribes.

  43. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    3:33 am on February 17th, 2010

    Rio. Don't worry, I remembered the glasses. Just messin' with Alice's mind, you know how that drives her crazy. Everything is going according to plan, you evil genius you. Keep the faith. The game is afoot (or perhaps we should say, the game is apaw). More later. Secret agent Wookie — 10/4.

  44. Gus & BooBear
    4:35 am on February 17th, 2010

    The Golden was GORGEOUS!!

  45. Rebecca Rice
    4:42 am on February 17th, 2010

    Missed the show, but I do love those Tibetan Mastiffs… I like anything really big and shaggy.

  46. jenifer dawson
    4:56 am on February 17th, 2010

    Wow,

    I liked the English Sheephound, well, I liked them all…except the hairdo's on the Poodles…Yikes…bet Chet the Jet would have some fun with those balls. I thought Rio was good looking until I saw that Pug. Oops, ziiip.

  47. Gus & BooBear
    6:47 am on February 17th, 2010

    Have to say we were pretty disappointed in the Westminster results. Not one of Mom’s faves won best of group. We kind of thought the Scottie won on his reputation…he (or was it a she) didn’t seem to sparkle like the winner usually does. Abbie, of the final group, we were pulling for the Whippet or even the Frenchie. But did you see the Tibetan Mastif in the working group? A cat could get lost in that fur!

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