Beginnings (More)

On Sundays we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Peter Abrahams books in chronological order, including those written under the Spencer Quinn pen name. We haven’t gotten to the short stories yet. There are 4 Chet and Bernie short stories, all available digitally. The first one – the C&B origin story – is A CAT WAS INVOLVED. The C&B series can be read in any order, no problem. Especially no problem if you read A CAT WAS INVOLVED first.

“Chet—let’s get a move on, buddy.”

Chet? That was me, and getting a move on was my kind of thing. Plus here at K-9 school they were big fans of coming after your name was called—pretty soon after, in fact, if you wanted a treat. Which I always did. But at this particular moment, I had just lifted my leg, and once started in on something like that, there’s really no stopping till it’s over, as you probably know. I’m not referring to the brief leg lift for marking purposes, over and done with in a flash. This was the other kind, much longer-lasting, and often a peaceful break in the day, where the mind can wander in a pleasant sort of—





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32 Responses to “Beginnings (More)”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:14 am on November 11th, 2018


    Love the C&B short stories!

    On this Veteran’s Day, thank you to all who have served and continue to serve our country!

    Good day to all!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:33 am on November 11th, 2018

    Good morning Wose and everyone. We not only love that story, we are lucky enough to sleep under it every night thanks to the Plunderers.

    Thanks to the Veterans of the USA. We plan on having lunch with a couple of Vietnam vets.

  3. BearSpiritDog
    8:50 am on November 11th, 2018

    The Best thing about A Cat Was Involved…it was an Actual Publication.

    Today is Remembrance Day. We give Thanks to All who have served and those that are serving still.

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:11 am on November 11th, 2018

    HOH: What a special quilt!

  5. Herd of Hounds
    9:55 am on November 11th, 2018

    Wose, we agree. Special quilt, special friends, special quilters, special place (Anchorage).

  6. BearSpiritDog
    10:30 am on November 11th, 2018
  7. B.Stover
    12:45 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Love that short story.

    Good afternoon all.

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:25 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Riddles!…All youse Riddlers got a score of 91.3%…snort!…Number 19 and 22 were incorrect….sniff!…But 21 out of 23 were correct!…chuffle!

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:32 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Baker!…There is another set of riddles called “Bakers Delight”…snort!..I will take me a bit o’time to tippity tap it out. So I will only do this if there are several of youse up to the challenge….grunt!

  10. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:34 pm on November 11th, 2018

    PS:…The first set of Riddles still needs and answer for #7, unless of course I missed it…sniff!sniff!

  11. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:35 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Grammar!…I am very grammatically incorrect in my tippy-tapping tonight…wheeze!sneeze!

  12. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:40 pm on November 11th, 2018

    RIO! #7-O. Henry

  13. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:58 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Rose!…I am talking about our first set of Riddles…snort!…I don’t have any answer written down for #7…sniff!…Here it is again to jog your memory.

    #7: The person sho makkes it has no need for it. The person who purchases it does not use it. The person who does use it does not now he or she is. What is it?

  14. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:01 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Sigh!…Let me try again…wheeze!

    #7: The person who makes it has no need for it. The person who purchases it does not use it. The person who does use it does not know he or she is. What is it?

  15. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:02 pm on November 11th, 2018

    100%!… Correct if someone can answer this riddle!…snort!snort!…Where’s Belly Starr when you need her?…eh!

  16. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:05 pm on November 11th, 2018

    RIO! Ooops…Pondering…

  17. dawson
    8:21 pm on November 11th, 2018

    This was Remembrance Day in Canada and I alway weep at the ceremony and the sadness remains. Will peace ever break out? Our seniors made chili, hot dogs and sweets for the community so I am exhausted.

    Rio: What were the correct answers for #’s 19 and 22?
    If I’m around I should be able to answer a baker’s riddle or two.

  18. dawson
    8:23 pm on November 11th, 2018

    CHobbit: How are Mama and babies doing? Don’t let Mr. Big sit on any of the kitties!

  19. dawson
    8:24 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Burned Out!
    Horrifying pictures out of California.

  20. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:26 pm on November 11th, 2018


    Dawson!…Do you want to know the answers or do you and yours want to submit new ones?…snuffle!

  21. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:29 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Candy Bar Riddles do-over!…snort!

    #19: Single women look for him.

    #22: Bite with a crackling noise.

  22. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:36 pm on November 11th, 2018

    California!…It has been on fire for so many years now…sniff!…Why can’t they contain it? Is it an Arsonist at work or Mother Nature year after year?…yeeep!…I do not know the answers.

  23. dawson
    8:45 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Rio: I just want to know the answers!

    California has been in a drought for many years plus climate change making extreme wind storms and any small fire will move at speeds that cannot be contained. Very scary.

  24. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:59 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Soooo!….Mother Nature….snort!

    Dawson!…I am not going to give youse the answers if there is someone out there who can provide one or two…heh!heh!

  25. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:05 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Wrong!…Answer to #19, “Mr Goodbar”.
    Wrong!…Answer to #22, “Crispy Crunch”.

  26. dawson
    9:37 pm on November 11th, 2018

    #19 Clark bar?

  27. Hobbitz
    9:48 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Dawson: kittens are fine. Their weights in grams are from 93-120 grams. Tiny. I fixed up a new whelping bed with fresh bedding and a heating pad underneath and mama moved them onto the cold floor. So I got out the previous bed (the bottom of a kennel) and moved them all back. I do not want kittens on the cold floor. Mind you there was a large bathmat nearby so I don’t know why see picked the floor.

    Cat population in the house: 13
    Dog population in the house: 1
    Human population in the house: 1

  28. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:53 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Dawson!….Clark Bar was the answer to Supermans other identity…heh!heh!…So NO!

  29. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:54 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Hobbit!…Wot is wrong with you?…grunt!…Your beautiful Hobbit Hotel is now a Kat Brothel…groan!

  30. Staff
    10:21 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Hobbit, your house sounds wonderful to me. A Kat house is what I have always wanted.

    I have been hungry for a snack. I decided to make maple nut fudge. I could not find the maple flavoring. So I decided to make chocolate marshmallow fudge. My marshmallows are hard as rocks. I looked it up and hard as rock mini marshmallows would melt nicely in heated chocolate. But after all that work I came to my senses and I am having Musselman’s unsweetened applesauce instead.


    We used the new air fryer tonight. Wow! I made french fries just because and cooked two pork chops in 15 minutes. Zowie. Years ago LuLu’s mom told us that she loved her airfryer. I don’t know why it took us so long…

  31. Herd of Hounds
    10:22 pm on November 11th, 2018

    Rio, snort, you just made us pass soda through our nose.

  32. Masquers
    9:25 am on November 12th, 2018

    Riõ: The answer to #7 is casket.

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