A Little More From To Fetch A Thief (Now IN PB)

“What’s a border, Chet?” Bernie said. I waited to hear. “Just a line on a map, drawn by politicians. Is that supposed to impress us?” I didn’t know. We came to a crossroads, the pavement continuing straight ahead, a dirt track leading off to the side. Bernie pulled over, shut off the engine.

It was real quiet. Bernie twisted around in his seat, gazed at Dos Jorobas. In between the humps lay a little clump of white. “San Anselmo,” Bernie said. “That was our plan. Do we cut and run, let ourselves get pushed around?” Were we getting pushed around? By who? I didn’t know, but getting pushed around was out of the question. I barked. Bernie laughed and gave me a pat. Then he opened the glove box and took out the .38 Special and a box of ammo. “Don’t know about you,” Bernie said, loading the rounds – those rounds, glittering in the sun, a sight I always liked seeing! – into the cylinder. “But I’m in the mood for pushing back.”

Me, too. That was exactly my mood, to a T, whatever that means. There were golf tees, of course, and once in a pro shop I’d gotten into a bit of a – but forget all that. How could this be about golf? Had golf come up in this case, even once? Hey! In fact, it had. I remembered Colonel Drummond on the practice tee – whoa, another T – and those yellow pants. So maybe this was about golf, after all. Fine with me. I was ready for anything, including golfers in yellow pants trying to push us around.

Welcome Miss Daisy and Red Hat.

Snowhook Auction continues!


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87 Responses to “A Little More From To Fetch A Thief (Now IN PB)”

  1. Melanie
    8:43 am on July 7th, 2011

    Chet, I understand what you mean about American sayings “to a T” is a good example.
    In fact, I think I will have some tea in just a second.

    First though, were Spence or Peter or Admin or any part of the clan in Orleans shopping on the 4th of July?

    Someone from the Cape sent us the following link! FLASH MOB!


  2. dawson
    8:48 am on July 7th, 2011

    Chet: I like to push back when crossing the border too, though never with a gun. I have been known to carry a chef’s knife or a pocket knife, but not for long. Do I look like I might stab someone with my kitchen knife?

  3. dawson
    8:56 am on July 7th, 2011

    Melanie: Great link, as usual. Reminds me of Mitch Miller and “…so be kind to your web-footed friends, for a duck must be somebodies mother…”

    Masquers: Watched your baseball link from yesterday and really enjoyed it.

  4. B.Stover
    9:01 am on July 7th, 2011

    Chet: Have you really chewed on a Kindle?

    Good morning all.

  5. dawson
    9:17 am on July 7th, 2011

    Good morning B.Stover.
    Are you eating less now that the cookbook is out of your hands?

  6. BearSpiritDog
    9:32 am on July 7th, 2011

    Being pushed around by golfers in yellow pants…a very scary thought, Chet.

    Melanie: Good wake-me-up song by Spirit of America! Dawg knows I needed it today.

    Dawson: Hey! I remember old Mich Miller. In school, when we would forget the words to that song, those where always the fall back lines, and some of our own making too, to fill in the blanks.

    Good Morning B too.

  7. Masquers
    9:52 am on July 7th, 2011

    Melanie: Enjoyed the link to jump start my day. Thank you!
    N: Check out Chet’s response to your Kindle comment over at F/b.
    Good Morning Kats & Dogs…two leggeds too…like Dawson, BStover, Melanie, Staff, Spence and Admin………my goodness…there are a lot of you!

  8. Tupper and Gilly
    9:53 am on July 7th, 2011

    Melanie – thanks for that flash mob video. It really is inspiring to see what a random group of people can get together and accomplish.
    Groups creating a patriotic moment in a store
    Groups helping to clean up after a freak tornado
    Groups gathering 3000 pounds of food for a local shelter
    Groups holding an auction for an Iditarod team
    Yup -really nice to know good people can work together for good causes. Thanks for that reminder. We needed that today

  9. Masquers
    9:54 am on July 7th, 2011

    Er, that would be B, as in BStover, check out Facebook. jeez..

  10. B.Stover
    10:00 am on July 7th, 2011

    Masquers: It’s actually the Facebook entry that made me ask the question.

    Dawson: LOL! Of course, I still have all of those delish recipes in my Word document…..

  11. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:07 am on July 7th, 2011

    Chet!….What did Chet say on facebookie?…snort!…I want to know too….sniff!

    Central!…Well, it is garage sale central and auction central here today…snort!…The garage won’t be up for sale till tomorrow though, but apparently there is a lot to do to get ready for it….heh!…There is even balloons! Hey, where’s ole balloon butt when you need him?…grunt!

  12. Masquers
    10:28 am on July 7th, 2011

    B: I was wondering what the connection was. Thank you for clearing that up. (may need another cup of Joe. Now where did THAT expression come from?)

    Rio: Chet said: “Chewing on a paperback is a lot different from chewing on a hardcover. As for a Kindle? Let’s not go there.”

    Garage sales! A lot of work! Good luck to you & good return on you efforts.

    Hmm…any new developments over at Auction Central?

  13. Masquers
    10:30 am on July 7th, 2011

    “your” efforts. damit! it’s going to be one of those……

  14. B.Stover
    10:40 am on July 7th, 2011

    Rio: Masquers quoted from the Facebook entry. If you look on the right of this blog under “Chet the Dog on Facebook” you can see the entire entry.

  15. Barb & Maggie
    11:53 am on July 7th, 2011

    Speaking of our recipes, we used Molly’s Poppy Seed Salad Dressing again. This time added it to leaf lettuce, sliced red onion, crumbled bacon, and croutons from Corner Bakery. It was out of this world good! Have to admit, we upped the calorie count a little by using half and half instead of milk, but it was really creamy and delish.

    Does anyone else have a Corner Bakery? Their croutons, made from their bread, are the best!

    Have to get ready to go to the office this afternoon. Where does the time go?

    Have a good afternoon, and we will check back later.

  16. Melanie
    11:54 am on July 7th, 2011

    Back from the Pool Place. Very nice guys.
    On Tuesday or Wednesday we are getting the largest pump you can put in an above the ground pool and a very large sand filter.


    Wöökie, you got me thinking about the next video about the dogs. Just have to wait for it to be a cool day.

    Now, one member of The Pack, she will remain nameless, decided to try the Kindle. Luckily, she just got the cover before we found her!

  17. Snowhook Bella
    12:15 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Charlotte, a yearling from the Little Women litter will be returning home from Southeast Alaska before her teammates. The smallest dog in the kennel has decided that working the tours is not for her. Instead, she would rather pass the time with her paw in her mouth.

    As a young pup she injured one of her back paws. She tended to the minor injury by licking the sore paw, yet once the injury healed the offending paw still spent ample time in her mouth.

    What if she chooses not to run with the team? Sometimes you must choose a different path. Will she be loved less? Nope. Does she risk being subjected to wearing a homemade Halloween costume or glittery bandanas? Definitely.

    “Little one, that’s not a Kindle, it’s your paw.”

  18. Siber-H
    12:21 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Melanie, You’ll never have any problem recognizing which Kindle is yours. I’m sure that is what “she who shall remain nameless” was thinking when she gave it a unique look.

  19. Melanie
    12:22 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Bella, please tell Charlotte, that The Pack understands. Each member has their own road . . .

    Newfy hugs and drool, especially from Rose

  20. B.Stover
    12:24 pm on July 7th, 2011

    I suppose the nameless Newf found the leathery substance very enjoyable.

  21. Siber-H
    12:36 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Charlotte might enjoy the Halloween costume and glittery bandanas. Who knows, she might fit right in with some of the girls here on the blog.
    Us dogs are all different just like you two-leggeds.

  22. Snowhook Bella
    12:53 pm on July 7th, 2011

    AJ is currently making arrangements to bring the littlest of the Littles home around the same time I arrive home. Not only is Charlotte a very special girl she is the daugther of Twig and Whitey-Lance’s running bud, Orion.

    Melanie: Please tell Rose thank you for Charlotte.

  23. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:55 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Rebeccer!… Now don’t be giving my friend any new ideas on how to punish me if and when I ever do something wrong…grunt!… The garage sale stuff is spreading. It has moved from the shed to the garage and is eeping out onto the driveway….snort!…The back patio is covered and there is still a load of crap inside this house…wuffle!…I just don’t understand why the garbage men can’t take everything away. Why wait for unsuspecting strangers to haul it off?…eh?..huffle!

  24. Snowhook Bella
    1:17 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Rio: One pup’s princessing is another pug’s punishment.

    If your friend’s garage sale goes well it might increase your treat budget–this is the benefit of the unsuspecting stranger approach vs. the garbage men method.

  25. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:22 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Balloons! …She is blowing up balloons…grunt!… I was faster than her when she tried to tie one to my tail…heh!snort!…A pink one with pink string mind you!….snort! …And put that camera away!!!….dammit!

  26. BearSpiritDog
    1:29 pm on July 7th, 2011

    You guys are in top form today. Just like watching a tennis match. Heh!

  27. Snowhook Bella
    1:32 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Three for one! Our FOTM, BearSpiritDog and Commander Rio and Agent Wookie were all at the top of the page. They are three handsome gents.

    Rio: I think your friend realizes you have to sleep sometime and she’ll have the balloon and camera at the ready. You might consider sleeping with one eye open.

  28. BearSpiritDog
    2:46 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Barb&Magpie: (& Staff) We are now over the half way mark in The Search. Enjoying the Pacific Northwest setting and dog training tips. Barb, are you the one who recommended the Netflix movie Flipped? Plans to watch it tonight.(or was it Dawson who mentioned it?)

  29. Melanie
    3:24 pm on July 7th, 2011

    I think Barb asked me if I was reading “The SEarch”. I finished that one, I’m now reading “Chasing Fire.”

    I like the characters better. I think I picked it because of the fires this year. Once again, she’s very good at her research.

  30. BearSpiritDog
    4:03 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Melanie: Is Chasing Fire also by Nora Roberts?

  31. Melanie
    4:08 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Whoops! Yes, BSD.

  32. BearSpiritDog
    4:22 pm on July 7th, 2011

    SnowBella: What good parents you are! Bringing Charlotte home early. We here all understand “the different path”. One of our favorite poems is Robert Frost’s “A Road Less Traveled” – “and I, I took the one less traveled, and that has made all the difference”

  33. Snowhook Bella
    4:29 pm on July 7th, 2011

    BSD: It seems as though another of our dogs took another path and that made all the difference by introducing Snowhook to the Plunderers. Good things come from different paths…sparkly bandanas also come from different paths…

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:03 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Whitey!…He deserves all the blame for the Plunderers and Snowhook partnering up!…snort!…If not for SiberH taking notice of Whitey’s story last year and relaying it to us who knows what we would be doing right now.…heh!… I remember speculating back then on how they would find a guy named Whitey in all that snow…snorkel!… Little did I know at the time that one day I would be auctioning off his clothes and shoes….snort!

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:04 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Grump!… My last post at 5:03 is being moderated. I will edit it and see if it will post….grump!

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:05 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Whitey!…He deserves all the blame for SiberH taking notice of his story last year and relaying it to us…heh!… I remember speculating on how they would find a guy named Whitey in all that snow…snorkel!

  37. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:05 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Auction!…Little did I know at the time I would be auctioning off his clothes and shoes….snort!

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:07 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Mimmmphf!….Now the rest of my 5:05 post is being moderated because it has “footwear” in it I guess…grump!…Can’t even make a decent joke anymore…snort!

  39. Macy the Min-pin
    6:47 pm on July 7th, 2011
  40. OleyHowlers
    6:55 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Hello Everybody,

    Mom just came home so this is the first chance we could get on the computer. Loved that video Macy! The dogs are so much better than the owners !!

    Melanie, poor Kindle. Good thing the perp remains nameless.

    Chet, we are always in the mood to push back…you voiced our attitudes to a T.

  41. Melanie
    7:09 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Nice Macy, we used to have the West West Village Columbus Day Lawnmower Race.

    Cheating was encouraged. We tied the dogs up to get them to pull. We came in last that year.

    The Patch is now being offered on Facebook. Those of you who wanted extra Patches can now go on http://shopsnowhookkennel.blogspot.com and pre-order any extras.

    Thanks to Wölfie, Snowhook, BearSpiritDog, Tupper and Gilly and to that one who will remain the AD, we have put it together and Plundered On!!

  42. Barb & Maggie
    8:04 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Bear, That was Barb that loved Flipped. Sometimes these little movies that didn’t make a huge splash are the most fun. Let us know what you think of it. Pay particular attention to the chicken stuff, because it is totally off on several counts.

  43. Siber-H
    8:19 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Thanks for the video, Macy. Those dogs should try Formula One racing.

    Thanks again to all of you that worked on designing and distributing the patch. I know it got complicated at times.

    Snowhook’s shopping page looks really nice!!!

  44. Melanie
    8:21 pm on July 7th, 2011

    I’m out of here my fine furred folks!


  45. OleyHowlers
    8:25 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Just ate and now we have to go do our chores, so thats all for us tonite also.

  46. Liz
    8:30 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Rebecca, Charlotte sounds adorable. Can we see a pic of her one day in a glittery bandana?

    So that’s what a Kindle looks like.

    Rio, who’s ole balloon butt? (Is that you?)

    I’ve just been downstairs watching our prime minister give out the annual Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. She’s fantastic.

  47. Snowhook Bella
    8:43 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Liz: Charlotte is a carry-around-with-one-arm kind of a dog; she is tiny. I searched through the photos I have on my computer today and nothing that does my girl justice, but I do see a picture of her and sparkles in the future.

    SiberH: I’m glad you like the shopping page. I’m hoping to have more on it sooner rather than later, but I’m having a lego my logo moment.

    Am I the only one that pictured Disney revising their version of the movie ‘Up’ to one with a grumpy pug rather than a grumpy old man?

  48. Snowhook Bella
    8:46 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Oops! I realized that I said that Charlotte is the smallest dog in the kennel. Belle Starr is actually the smallest although she doesn’t consider herself a dog; I guess I don’t either.

  49. Liz
    8:50 pm on July 7th, 2011

    She considers herself a human?

  50. Snowhook Bella
    8:55 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Liz: Belle Starr isn’t a sled dog. She more considers herself ruler of all, certainly not a common dog. Perhaps she is part kat given her line of thinking. Have I become Staff to Belle Starr…?

  51. Gus & BooBear
    8:55 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Got outbid on 1 of our items today. Trying to decide whether to up that bid or save the money to up the other bids that are sure to bite the dust.

    We’re confused. When does the auction end central daylight savings time?

  52. BearSpiritDog
    9:09 pm on July 7th, 2011

    GusBooBear: I’d say that would be 11 CDT or 1 hour earlier for you kats. Here on the West Coast it’s over at 9 (am I think) Rio or Wookie can verify.

    Thanks Maggie for letting us know it was Barb who liked the movie Flipped. We are going to watch it right now, so tell her we’ll let her know in the morning.

    Nite All – Bear

  53. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:40 pm on July 7th, 2011

    BSD is correct — the auction ends at 12:00 noon Eastern Daylight Time ( EDT) on Sunday. Wookie

  54. Kirby T. Penworthy
    10:51 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Hey, y’all! Mom took her sweet time getting home and letting me on the computer tonight. But where has everyone been for the past hour? I keep refreshing, but no other posts turn up!

    The good news is that I still am the top bidder on my item! Mom’s thinking she may have to skip church on Sunday to stay on top of things. (Or do we risk a lightning strike if she does that?)

  55. staff
    10:51 pm on July 7th, 2011

    This is a longer program. About 16 minutes. Mr.Staff sent it to me. I wonder if the Newfies are part of the study showing intelligence in Dogs. A PBS Nova show on smartness in Dogs.


  56. staff
    10:52 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Hey Kirby. I bet those auction people are going to have to be right on tip top of things on Sunday. Heh.

    Hopefully the lightning will not strike.

  57. Barb & Maggie
    10:53 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Good night all. See you tomorrow morning bright and early.

  58. Snowhook Bella
    10:55 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Kirby T: I’m glad your mom is feeling better even if you had to wait to get on the computer tonight.

  59. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:12 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Barb: Mom just finished listening to “The Search” on CD. She says the reader was pretty light-hearted when she was doing all the “shut up” conversation, so maybe it was a bit more acceptable that way, but it still got tedious at times. Other than that, it was a pretty fun read — or listen. (In either case, sorry Bee!)

    And now for something completely different…she’s listening to “Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett. She had never read anything by him before, but then her boss talked her into listening to his new book, “Fall of Giants” — the first in a trilogy that starts with World War I. She didn’t want it to end! But since she has to wait until book 2 comes out, she’s going back to read some of his older stuff. “Pillars of the Earth” is about the building of a cathedral in England during the twelfth century. She says it’s pretty interesting so far.

  60. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:14 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Rebecca: Thanks for your well-wishes. Mom’s feeling pretty tip-top these days. Are you back in Alaska yet? Or are you still in the lower 48 with Coach and your mom?

  61. Macy the Min-pin
    11:15 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Mom here,

    All of you baseball fans, take a moment of silence for a Ranger fan who died tonight after falling trying to catch a ball that Josh Hamilton tossed into the stands.

  62. Liz
    11:16 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Cricket would find Belle Starr totally baffling, she is so frightened of kats.

  63. Siber-H
    11:17 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Would you look at the pile of stuffed toys that Border Collie has in that video!!! By comparison, I am living in abject poverty.

    We really enjoyed the video, Staff. Thank you.

  64. Macy the Min-pin
    11:17 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Bella, what kind of dog is Belle Starr?

  65. Kirby T. Penworthy
    11:18 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Macy: How horrible. Poor Josh Hamilton — trying to do something nice for a fan with such a disastrous ending.

  66. Siber-H
    11:19 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Gosh, Macy. I’m sorry. That is terrible.

  67. staff
    11:21 pm on July 7th, 2011


    when I saw this on you tube it made me think of Tupper and Gilly.

    Macy, what a terrible thing. I always hate it when a ball comes my way because those people think they should lunge at it and they don’t care who is in their way. Obviously it can be quite dangerous. I bet Josh feels horrible too. To try to do a favor and have that happen.

  68. Macy the Min-pin
    11:24 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Good Corgi teamwork!

  69. Macy the Min-pin
    11:27 pm on July 7th, 2011

    The news just announced that the fan had a heart attack on the way to the hospital. He appears to have been fairly young, just sadder, since he only had a broken nose and arm.

  70. Siber-H
    11:28 pm on July 7th, 2011

    I hope Josh can handle this okay. He must feel awful and we all feel sad about the fan who died. I know the fans love it when a player throws a ball their way. I read the autobiography of Josh Hamilton. It was simple, but good.

  71. Siber-H
    11:30 pm on July 7th, 2011

    So, the fall didn’t kill him, but to have a heart attack so young is still very sad.

  72. Siber-H
    11:33 pm on July 7th, 2011

    We are turning in, but first mom is going to go out in the street and do in the 35 year old neighbor who is shooting off illegal fireworks.

    Rio and Friend, Best of Luck tomorrow on the garage sale!

    night all

  73. Macy the Min-pin
    11:37 pm on July 7th, 2011

    We don’t know nuthin’ about the mysterious “doing in” in Siber’s neighborhood. We did not hear anything. We did not see anything. If we all stick to the story, his mom should be just fine.

  74. Macy the Min-pin
    11:46 pm on July 7th, 2011


    Yes, I know it is not winter, but it is supposed to be 104 here tomorrow, so… besides, it is just darn funny, for dogs and kats alike.

    nite-nite, we just wanted to leave on a happier note.

  75. staff
    11:59 pm on July 7th, 2011

    Nite Macy, and the rest of you. Alice is demanding that it is bedtime. She is right of course.

  76. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:06 am on July 8th, 2011

    Macy: It’s Christmas in July!!!

  77. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:25 am on July 8th, 2011

    Goodnight, y’all!

  78. Snowhook Bella
    2:42 am on July 8th, 2011

    Macy: Belle Starr is an Alaskan Husky just like the rest of the team. However, I believe she is a dwarf; she was born a week before the Outlaw litter, but she can walk underneath some of them.

    So sorry to hear about the fan and the baseball player. I’m hoping that all will impacted will be comforted.

    Liz: Tell Cricket that sometimes I find Belle Starr baffling. 🙂

    Rio: Good luck with the garage sale.

    Kirby T: I’m still visiting Coach and Bev. I head home on Sunday. I miss AJ and the dogs.

  79. BearSpiritDog
    9:37 am on July 8th, 2011

    Chet, Bernie, Spence: Where are you guys anyway?
    It’s 9:38 am here. Just say’n
    Good Morning from Bear!

  80. B.Stover
    9:53 am on July 8th, 2011

    Good morning Bear. Perhaps they slept in.

  81. BearSpiritDog
    9:55 am on July 8th, 2011

    Okay, while I’m here this morning may as well make good use of my time…

    Tupper&Gilly: The Great Escape! cool

    Staff: Really like Mr.Staff’s PBS video. Of course, WE all knew dogs were as smart as people already. Heh,heh.

    Macy: Sad news about the fan and that poor Josh Hamilton too!
    BTW: Nice Christmas in July video. Uplifting end to the day.

  82. BearSpiritDog
    9:59 am on July 8th, 2011

    B: Seems strange to be saying Good Morning on last night’s post…

  83. B.Stover
    10:12 am on July 8th, 2011

    Bear: It’s happened a few times before now. I haven’t heard of any storms in that area.

  84. BearSpiritDog
    10:19 am on July 8th, 2011

    B: Good to know it’s happened before. I tend to worry. Morning appointment here so have to get ready.

  85. Tupper and Gilly
    10:21 am on July 8th, 2011

    Maybe Spence was up late writing the next chapter of Astrid’s story …

    Good morning everyone. Off to work on clay for a while into it’s tome to go to work in the(sigh) real world.

  86. Tupper and Gilly
    10:23 am on July 8th, 2011

    Until it’s TIME…
    It is so hard to type with furry little paws

  87. Siber-H
    10:28 am on July 8th, 2011

    Good Morning Everyone!

    Chet must be sleeping in and auction central is having a garage sale today.

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