Admin Interviews Spence About A Fistful Of Collars

Admin: Anything you can think of that hasn’t been noticed about the Chet and Bernie series?

Spence: What are you getting at?

Admin: No agenda. I’m just thinking that there have been many reviews by now, lots of blogosphere discussions, plenty of questions at book signings and talks. Anything that hasn’t come up yet, that’s all I’m asking.

Spence: Not sure it’s my place to go there.

Admin: Sigh.

Welcome Logan, 2 buddies, Mollie, Daisy, Lola.



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98 Responses to “Admin Interviews Spence About A Fistful Of Collars”

  1. Melanie
    9:01 am on August 28th, 2012

    Snort! (as a certain pug would say)

  2. OleyHowlers
    9:05 am on August 28th, 2012

    We’d like to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Melanie’s snort.
    Hi, Melanie!

  3. Princess Sam
    9:07 am on August 28th, 2012

    I overslept! I meant to get Molly’s Mom up early. She said I was GOOD with a bit of a threatening tone in her voice and yes I was. I have just finished my soft boiled egg on my kibble. Yum.

  4. Princess Sam
    9:14 am on August 28th, 2012

    Oh dear, one of the Little Wookies is leaving Saturday. They grew so fast.

  5. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:19 am on August 28th, 2012

    Interesting!…Something to ponder all day and into the night…snort!sneeze!

  6. B.Stover
    9:26 am on August 28th, 2012

    Such an informative interview. Let’s see…anything that hasn’t been noticed. Does anyone have any ideas? Pondering….

    Good morning all.

  7. bluecat
    9:39 am on August 28th, 2012

    dot dot dot was in one of the books – Leda’s line.
    Do I win a Prize?

  8. Rose
    9:43 am on August 28th, 2012

    Gretings All!

    There is a little Wookie on the FOC named Logan. He is so sweet.

    Sammie, you are doing a good job taking care of Molly’s Mom. I am very happy you had your soft boiled egg on your kibble today.

  9. B.Stover
    10:27 am on August 28th, 2012

    Leda says “dot dot dot” in To Fetch a Thief (near the end of chapter fifteen). She has said that Bernie is changing and if she wasn’t with Malcom she could “toy” with the idea of getting back with Bernie. (Yuck!)

    However, in the interview aren’t they talking about the entire series?

  10. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:35 am on August 28th, 2012

    Series!…My first impression is that Admin is talking about the entire series…sniff!…Spencer, for a change, isn’t saying anything…grunt!

  11. BearSpiritDog
    10:47 am on August 28th, 2012

    A puzzle to start the day.
    Sigh. I don’t have a clue.

  12. Tupper and Gilly
    10:48 am on August 28th, 2012

    A late good morning to all. After a full night’s sleep in our own beds, we are all much more coherent today. We even follow the conversation between Spence and Admin – not an easy thing to do at times.

    We have to go back in time to catch up on all the happenings on the blog since internet was so spotty at the showgrounds. But is it true? Really? We heard a rumor that the delicate and dignified BlueCat actually burped on the blog?

  13. dawson
    10:50 am on August 28th, 2012

    How about Bernie’s mom. Why isn’t she doing the Grandmotherly thing and coming to see her grandson? Or even asking about him?
    And…does Bernie have any brothers or sisters?
    How about his dad?

  14. Siber-H
    10:52 am on August 28th, 2012

    We learned a lot from Chet’s (?) post this morning. I hope for more in-depth interviews like this in the future.
    Can’t wait for the book to come out!

    How is Sheik this morning?

    Glad to hear Mollypop’s Mom is doing so well.

    The Rockies scored lots of runs after I went to sleep last night. This is what I like to wake up to in the mornings.

  15. Rose
    10:55 am on August 28th, 2012

    Hi T&G!

    That rumor you heard was true. BlueCat did indeed burp on this here blog!

  16. B.Stover
    11:06 am on August 28th, 2012

    In today’s NYTimes–Arts section–there is an interview with Jonathan Bates on his character in Breaking Bad. There are spoilers.

  17. c.hobbit
    11:43 am on August 28th, 2012

    Three days ago I packed away my summer clothes (some of which I hadn’t worn since our summer was so cold and rainy this year). Unpacked my winter clothes which I started wearing yesterday. Aug 27: first time I wore gloves– the earliest date that I can recall. {{{sigh}}} Summer is over, no more warm days. Time to clean out some of the garage so I can park inside unless I want to start the day scraping ice off the windshield-NOT.

    Thinking of all the dispersed Sibers out there on the blog still suffering warm temperatures with snowflakes dancing in their dreams. The earliest it has snowed (and stayed) up here has been Labor Day weekend.

  18. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:56 am on August 28th, 2012

    Bates!…I love Johnathon Bates…snort!…I will NOT be reading the spoilers though…sniff!

  19. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:59 am on August 28th, 2012

    Wait!…It is Johnathon Banks, I think…snort! …The old guy who plays “Mike”, right Bear?…chuffle!

  20. BearSpiritDog
    12:23 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Right you are, Rio. Jonathan Banks.
    B: I saw an article from the NY Times yesterday also. Will try to find the link. (I won’t be reading it either as we are behind 2 episodes.)

  21. BearSpiritDog
    12:26 pm on August 28th, 2012
  22. B.Stover
    12:28 pm on August 28th, 2012
  23. B.Stover
    12:31 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Bear’s link is to the New Yorker; mine is to the NYTimes article. Sorry about the misspelling in my first Banks post.

  24. BearSpiritDog
    12:34 pm on August 28th, 2012

    B: Thanks, but can’t look right now…maybe later after catching up on the last two episodes.

  25. B.Stover
    12:39 pm on August 28th, 2012

    There is a parenthetical spoiler alert in the article just before the lines giving something away.

  26. OleyHowlers
    12:42 pm on August 28th, 2012

    If we were interviewing Chet, we would ask him about his pre-police school days, and how he came to live with those gangbangers.

    Shiek is feeling better today, although he is STARVING! Mom wouldn’t give him any grain. She is mean mean mean.

  27. BearSpiritDog
    12:47 pm on August 28th, 2012

    After tomorrow we’ll be able to watch the show Sunday nights on AMC. Woooo.
    Macy: Here’s to a better day at the new job.
    We haven’t heard from the O.Howlers this morning. Sending Oley, Howlers & Shiek our love.

  28. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:53 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Spoiler!… If I read the article I would read the spoiler and I have a huge episode to watch tonight if my friend ever comes home from the busy-damed-place…grunt!

  29. Masquers
    12:55 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Howlers! You snuck in there. Happy to hear the good news about Shiek.
    All these questions for Chet mentioned so far are good ones.

  30. Tupper and Gilly
    12:58 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Hi Howlers – very glad to hear that Sheik is doing better. Has your Mom ever given him pureed carrots or apples? Some older…ummm…make that “more experienced” horses like that since it doesn’t hurt their teeth.

  31. Tupper and Gilly
    1:00 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Bran mash is nice and soft too.

  32. BearSpiritDog
    1:06 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Gah! More suspense for avid BB fans. The final 16 episode series will be split in two…the second portion to air in 2013.

    Tupper&Gilly: Great idea for Shiek.

  33. Macy the Min-pin
    1:19 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Mom had a good night sleep and is ready to take on the little darlings again. She says they really are cute, if just not so NOISY. She said something about a whip and a chair…

  34. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:25 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Bear!…I don’t think we can Bear it….snort!sneeze!

    Book!…Hey do youse guys want to read the first sentence in A Fistfull Of Collars…chuffle!…I can post it here if you want…heh!

  35. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:40 pm on August 28th, 2012

    NO!?…snort!…No response?….hmmmphf!…Okay then.

  36. Gus and BooBear
    1:42 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Macy, it’s a sign of the times that your poor Mom is having to work with (shudder) first graders!!! Our Mom absolutely could not do it. She can handle about 15 minutes with little people but that’s about it. She loves her nieces and nephews but they are all in their 20’s now.

    Shiek, keep improving! Good appetite has to be a positive sign.

    Hope to hear from Maggie soon. Wonder how she will like her smaller, rat free yard.

  37. Rose
    1:42 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Rio, I have read the first line in A Fistfull of Collars, and many other lines as well! 🙂

  38. BearSpiritDog
    1:43 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Rio: What? First sentence…YES.

  39. Staff
    1:46 pm on August 28th, 2012



  40. BearSpiritDog
    1:48 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Gus&BooBear: Magpie…wondering about her also. It will be quite an adjustment…from the farm to the city.
    Little people…heh, heh.

    Now we are off to the market.

  41. Staff
    1:53 pm on August 28th, 2012
  42. B.Stover
    2:09 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Rio: Yes, I’d like to read the first sentence.

  43. Siber-H
    2:11 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Thanks Staff, What a pretty photo. The snow may be fallng in Alaska sooner than ever. Sorry, CHarris.

    Rio, Yes, of course…for crying out loud

    Macy, Your mom is much braver than my mom…much braver.

  44. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:13 pm on August 28th, 2012

    First!….Sentence is a dewsy! So hold on!…snort!

  45. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:19 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Sentence!…Here goes!…snort!

    “Heard you drove another one off a cliff,” said Nixon Panero.

  46. Siber-H
    2:28 pm on August 28th, 2012

    WOO HOO Love It!!
    Talk about being hooked on a book from the first sentence.

  47. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:36 pm on August 28th, 2012

    SiberH!..Heh!snort!Heh!…I want to post the whole first paragraph, but I don’t want to over-paw my boundaries…snort!…The first paragraph makes my eyes water…chorkel!…Rose knows what I mean…snort!

  48. OleyHowlers
    2:40 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Great picture, Staff. Thanks.
    T&G, that would probably work, but stubborn Mom says no more carrots for her Shiek. He has no problem with his Senior feed, and so far he still loves his “nicker-makers”. Shiek insists that chocolate donuts are the safer way to go.

    Wow! Wonder how he drove that car off the cliff this time?

  49. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:50 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Rose!…Mum’s the Word about you-know-what!…snort!snort!

  50. Staff
    2:51 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Oh Thank you dear Rio. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    I have to wait another two weeks plus shipping. Unless I break down and charge it to my husbands Kindle account instead of waiting for the signed and paw printed book to arrive. (((Sigh)))

  51. Tupper and Gilly
    2:59 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Howlers – we defer to Shiek’s greater wisdom. When in doubt, chocolate donuts are the way to go.

    Rio – you are a little tease, aren’t you?!?

    ummmm – where’s Melanie?

  52. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:05 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Approval!…I’d have to get special approval from Spencer to post the whole first paragraph….snort!….And you know how he grits his teeth when he talks to me on the blog – I sort of want to avoid that whole scene….sniff!

  53. B.Stover
    3:12 pm on August 28th, 2012

    I wonder what is driven off a cliff and who is Nixon Pan…whatever….

    I think Melanie went for acupuncture.

  54. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:20 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Stover!…Thats unlike you, giving up!…snort!… Getting back to the mornings interview, I have to believe there is definitely something we are all missing because of Spencer’s last response to Admin….sniff!sniff!

  55. Staff
    3:32 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Well he did mention in some interview recently that he was working on the NEXT Chet and Bernie. Maybe he thinks we could ask about that?

    Maybe we won’t have to wait another whole @@#$% year for it.


  56. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:36 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Question!…It sounds like he wants someone to ask him a question about some aspect of the series that no one has ever thought to ask about….grunt!…

  57. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:42 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Age!…Has anyone ever asked him how old Chet is during his talks or in an interview?…grunt!

  58. Tupper and Gilly
    3:46 pm on August 28th, 2012

    If we could interview OFA about Chet and Bernie – our very first question would be “What kind of dog IS Chet?” We know he is not just an oversize Border Collie…

    Just heard from Melanie – she is fine, just having a very busy day between acupuncture, working with YSAS and being bossed around by a hot Newfie who wants attention NOW!

    She says she will catch up later.

  59. Rose
    3:55 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Rio, my lips are sealed!

  60. Rose
    3:56 pm on August 28th, 2012

    T&G, I love your mum and dad so much….Will they adopt me?

  61. B.Stover
    4:33 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Rio: I just didn’t feel like going back to page one to get the correct spelling of Nixon’s last name.

  62. OleyHowlers
    4:37 pm on August 28th, 2012

    We do NOT want to know how old Chet is. We prefer to think of him as forever 5.

  63. B.Stover
    4:50 pm on August 28th, 2012

    I don’t particularly want to know what “kind” of dog Chet is. As I recall he’s a mix. I also don’t care about one white ear…or not. I’m still pondering.

  64. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:39 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Air Force One…snort!…Just flew over the busy-damned-place…heh!…Someone video taped it…sniff!…Not the someone I know, someone else, because the someone I know would never bother to video that event…grunt!…The someone I know says traffic is jammed up all over the damned place…grump!

  65. Tupper and Gilly
    5:39 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Bee – is there a reference to Chet being a mix in one of the books? We remember a long discussion on this here blog about our thoughts and ideas, and we think the general concensus was that he had to be a mix.
    We just would like to know how OFA sees him.

  66. bluecat
    5:45 pm on August 28th, 2012

    ~ ~ Will there be a book a year to infinity and beyond? ~ ~

    Hi T&G. Yes, I burped and I’m a good splort-er, too, nothing too delicate about that.

  67. B.Stover
    5:50 pm on August 28th, 2012

    T&G: I think Chet’s “mixed breed” was in DOI.

  68. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:51 pm on August 28th, 2012

    BluKat!…Is a good splort!…heh!

  69. Luna
    6:06 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Howlers: I’ve been forever five for, um, a few years now.

  70. Siber-H
    6:06 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Ah Ha Rio’s friend has a video camera. I knew it all along.

    Bluecat, you are still a classy cat.

  71. Mollypop's Mom
    6:34 pm on August 28th, 2012

    My cataract surgery went so well, I just wish I had done it three years ago. That was when I had to go from contact lenses to wearing glasses. I would have saved beaucoup bucks. My new glasses last March were $700 and now I don’t even need glasses.

    The surgery takes 5 minutes. The darkened lens is removed and a new lens with my prescription is popped in. Basically, my contact lenses were implanted in my eyes. Wow!

  72. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:35 pm on August 28th, 2012

    SiberH!…Your logic baffles me…chorkel!

  73. Siber-H
    7:12 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Rio? What logic?

    Mollypop’s Mom, I’m glad you told us a bit about the surgery.
    Wow is right

  74. Masquers
    7:17 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Good splort…good one Riö!

    Mollys Mom: That is quite amazing.

  75. B.Stover
    7:21 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Mollypop’s Mom: I’m glad everything went well.

  76. Luna
    7:26 pm on August 28th, 2012

    BlueKat gets the Good Splortsmanship award for burping on request.

  77. Wose
    7:28 pm on August 28th, 2012

    MollyPop’s Mom: It is really incredible how quickly a surgery like that can be performed, and that you can go home the same day. Are you in any pain? Hope Sammie is taking good care of you!

  78. Wose
    7:30 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Luna, I have heard rumors that my BFF Belle Starr is an expert splorter!

  79. Luna
    7:40 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Wose: If I had a dollar for every time that girl of our’s splorted…

  80. Wose
    7:46 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Luna, I bet your piggy bank would be full !

  81. Mollypop's Mom
    8:00 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Wose – I was in the surgery center for an hour and a half. No stitches or bandages. They gave me dark sunglasses and Sam’s Mom drove me back to their house. Aspirin is taking care of the slight pain.

  82. bluecat
    8:21 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Good news Molly’s Mom.

    Luna – thanks for the award. I owe it all to Rio.

  83. Melanie
    8:21 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Hi all! Been very busy but I now have YSAS and Friend here! Just got back from the train station (90 minute drive). I’ll catch up tomorrow!

    Happy, happy, happy twirling here!


  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Friend!…What friend would that be, Melanie?…snort!…What friend did Clarkson bring home with him?….hmmmmm!

  85. Tupper and Gilly
    9:27 pm on August 28th, 2012

    MPM – we are all very happy for you with the success of your surgery. It is truly amazing!

    Howlers – how is Shiek doing tonight?

    Now we know TWO secrets – Bayou country and YSAS friend. tee hee

    MAma has been working all day, and grocery shopping tonight, and she says now she is just done. So, off we go to early bedtime again. She said she wanted to reread a really good book that she just got in the mail today. So, g’night all. See ya tomorrow.

    Oh, and Wose – Mama says you can come live here anytime – but the Prof may have to live on anti-allergy stuff.

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Fired!….My friend came home after 10 1/2 hours of working straight through not counting the half a day she put in last Saturday, but she thinks they will probably lay her off first chance they get because she didn’t put in a 12 – 14 hour day today…grunt!…She got tired and came home. In the corporate world that is not good. I don’t think she belongs in the corporate world anymore…sniffle!

  87. SnowBella
    10:25 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Rio: I’m going to think positive for your friend. Snort! Wheeze! Crockpot dip!

  88. Siber-H
    10:29 pm on August 28th, 2012

    In today’s economy, the corporate world knows it can get away with taking advantage of its employees. That is evil.
    Rio, We will all think positive thoughts for your friend.

    Bottom of the 5th. The Rockies lead by 4 runs.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:37 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Rockies!…The Rockies are winning…snort!…This is cheering her up immensly right now…heh!….We watched the 7th episode of Breaking Bad and I’ve been told I can’t say a word about it so that Bear and Maskers can in enjoy it in true ignorant bliss about what will happen…heh!

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:42 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Wall!….OMDawg! We just saw the replay of Matt Kemp hitting the wall at full speed….grunt!… Unbelievable that he stayed in the game after that. For a while anyways….sniff!….Now he is out for the count again. He probably has a concussion….snort!

  91. Siber-H
    11:07 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Top of the 8th. The Rockies are 6 runs ahead! GO ROCKIES!!

  92. Masquers
    11:14 pm on August 28th, 2012

    This kat has been working like the proverbial dog all afternoon. I was helping to get the place spiffed up for the coming holiday weekend. My supervisory talents were much appreciated I can tell you.
    Speaking of which…Riö. we appreciate you not mentioning what happened on “that show”. As a matter of fact it is next on the evenings agenda. We are now on episode 6…almost caught up.
    Signing off early because the cable guy is coming at 8 am.
    Go Rockies!!!
    G’night all.

  93. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:20 pm on August 28th, 2012

    Okay, I think I know what Admin is referring to. There is some connection to Astrid that we haven’t considered yet. I just know it.

  94. Siber-H
    11:49 pm on August 28th, 2012

    We are going to sleep, but the Rockies can wn this one. They only have to get through this inning. GO ROCKIES!!!

    Night All

  95. SnowBella
    12:14 am on August 29th, 2012

    Wigglebutt, Wolfie: I have been thinking of you today. I hope you are doing well.

  96. SnowBella
    12:54 am on August 29th, 2012

    CHH: I was thinking of you this morning when I, daring the weatherman to be wrong, put on my sandals despite the 30 degree temperature in the kennel. I wondered what the temperatures were like in your neck of the woods.

  97. Wose
    6:27 am on August 29th, 2012

    OMD! If CHH says she has gloves on and snow, and Rebecca say the kennel is 30 degrees, what might the temperature be at Iditarod be? Brrrrrrrrrr!

  98. Wose
    6:29 am on August 29th, 2012

    SberH and Rio, what’ this? Your team has been rockin’ and rollin’ lately!

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