C&B Short Stories

It has come to the attention of high authority that some Chet and Bernie readers don’t know about the e-short stories! These are astounding times, as we all know, but still. Here’s one key point: you don’t need a Kindle.There are many many ways to get the stories – iTunes, for example. Can you read them on your watch? Probably!



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51 Responses to “C&B Short Stories”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:29 am on October 17th, 2016

    Good morning, everyone! We like the short storoies but they are short. Okay, any C&B we can get, we will take. Looks like our 3 west coast Plunderers might have liquid sunshine today. BSD and Masquers, you will be happy to know the “big” storm missed ALR also and she is fine.
    Have a brillig day, all.

  2. Kat
    8:44 am on October 17th, 2016

    Good morning, HOH and everyone. I will try to have a brillig day {whispering} what is it?

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:51 am on October 17th, 2016

    Kat, we will have to ask Lewis Carrol. We don’t know either but it sounds interesting.

  4. dawson
    8:54 am on October 17th, 2016

    Thanks for the reminder of all the e-books. It will be a long time yet before a new Chet and Bernie comes out and re-reading some of the old ones may be in the cards.

    Brillig! A noun.
    4 o clock in the afternoon – the time to begin broiling things for dinner – from Jabberwocky. I googled it.
    I took brillig as short for brilliant.

    Good morning all.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    9:03 am on October 17th, 2016

    Dawson, you are B.coming another Bee:) Thank you, we haven’t had a clue.

  6. B.Stover
    9:35 am on October 17th, 2016

    I think re-reading the short stories is an excellent idea.

    Here is a link to the Wikipedia article on Jabberwocky. It’s really interesting and includes a possible interpretation of words. I love the explanation of the way Carroll wrote “the” in the poem. I also love the word “snark” for some reason–a later nonsense poem.


    Good morning all…and I remembered to include the link!

  7. BMALS
    9:46 am on October 17th, 2016

    I use the word snarky all the time. Usually in reference to doggy behavior, but not always. Picture a curled lip and maybe a snarl directed at someone close by. I have been feeling that way myself lately.

    I have read all the short stories. Loved them all.

  8. B.Stover
    9:54 am on October 17th, 2016

    Barb: I really like your description of “snarky.” (There was an episode of “Lewis” that revolved around a copy of “The Hunting of the Snark.” I enjoyed it.)

    I’m sending my ballot in today. As Dawson wrote last night, the U.S. has become a laughing stock and it breaks my heart.

  9. Herd of Hounds
    10:00 am on October 17th, 2016

    Bee, thank you too for that link. Mom has always loved Carroll but doesn’t always “get” the “Carroll words”.

  10. B.Stover
    10:14 am on October 17th, 2016

    HOH: You’d probably like that episode of “Lewis.” I looked it up. It is titled, “The Soul of Genius” and was the first episode in Season 5.

  11. Buddy, Leno, and Hilde
    10:31 am on October 17th, 2016

    Howdy…yeah, I still exist. Think I have all the shorts except Santa 365. Reckon I should get that one. Keeping busy with the new job(s), reading some interesting things that do not have dogs in them, everyone’s staying out of the hospital. Oh, and favorite daughter and i started this therapeutic horseback riding thingy, which has been lots of fun for us both. ‘s about it, and yes, I know I’m a terrible online friend for not peeking in here more often.

  12. Tupper and Gilly
    10:39 am on October 17th, 2016

    Buddy – we were just thinking about you, and talking about service dogs yesterday. We have a question – we know that any service dog is allowed on a plane, but what happens when the dog in question is just too big to fit under a seat?

    Every time we open the ‘puter and see all the “news”, we get a mental image of the scene in “History of The World, Part 1”, where Mel Brooks is floundering as a hapless stand-up comic in Rome. “Politics, politics, politics”.

  13. Herd of Hounds
    10:51 am on October 17th, 2016

    Buddy Leno and Hilde, good to hear from y’all! Glad all have been out of Club Med 🙂
    T&G, we know exactly which scene you mean and are chuckling remembering it.
    B. thanks for the “Lewis” info. Mom isn’t a big TV watcher so this will be something new for her.

  14. BearSpiritDog
    10:57 am on October 17th, 2016

    Spence, We know they are E-books and hence only in Digital form, but we wish they were all like the first one in the series.
    We Treasure our copy of A Cat Was Involved.

    Could Snark and Yark somehow be Synonyms? (Thinking of our pal Siber-H)

  15. Bella Rossa
    11:10 am on October 17th, 2016

    Snarky is my middle name!

  16. Masquers
    11:12 am on October 17th, 2016

    HOH: Good to hear ALR is ok. We miss her posts on this here blog.

    And, speaking of that, very good to hear from Buddy, etal. Are youse on Facebookie by any chance?

    About F/b…big announcement this morning from Snowhook: “It’s official! Snowhook squared…AJ and Dr. Joe Carson…have signed up for the Beargrease.” Whooo!

    Dawson: Have always loved the British word brilliant.

  17. Masquers
    11:22 am on October 17th, 2016

    And by the way, HOH, where is that sunshine you were talking about?

  18. Diane C.
    11:23 am on October 17th, 2016

    Good Morning All–
    It’s raining! (cheers) and I’m off to the salt mines (sigh).
    I wish you all a Merry Monday and happy and successful week.

  19. Herd of Hounds
    11:41 am on October 17th, 2016

    Bella Rossa, if Snarky is your middle name, where does donut come in?

  20. Buddy, Leno, and Hilde
    12:07 pm on October 17th, 2016


    Yep, we’re on Facebook. I’m easy to find…I’m on twitter, too.

    If a dog is too big to fit under a seat (and we’ve seen some big dogs fit there), they’ll put the SD user in bulkhead. Even if the dog can fit under a seat, well, I’ve been moved to bulkhead before, but it isn’t my preference. I’ve been bumped up to first class exactly once…I’d never complain about that.

  21. Herd of Hounds
    12:43 pm on October 17th, 2016

    You are wise Buddy.

  22. Masquers
    1:48 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Hi, DianeC! A Merry Monday. I like it!

    Thanks Buddy, that’s good to know.

  23. Buddy, Leno, and Hilde
    1:59 pm on October 17th, 2016

    If you want to find me on Facebook,
    should get you there…

  24. BooBear
    2:26 pm on October 17th, 2016

    B., you find jabberwocky interesting but cannot handle read as a noun? Hmmmmm…

    I do confess that Mom often uses read as a noun, but tries not to do so on the blog.

  25. B.Stover
    2:36 pm on October 17th, 2016

    BooBear: You’re making me ponder. I’ve never really understood why I can’t stand “read” as a noun (since it is both noun and verb according to current dictionaries). It really grates…that’s all I can say. Jabberwocky has invented words while “read” is a “real” word….I don’t know if this makes sense.

  26. Buddy, Leno, and Hilde
    2:40 pm on October 17th, 2016

    “Read” doesn’t bother me so much, but verbing nouns and nouning verbs does generally. “Invite” for example just gets on my last nerve. “I’ll send you an invite”. What? What’s the matter with the perfectly good word “invitation”? The other trend? -ize and -ify, or as I call it, izifying. “Incentivize” and “gamify” are my two favorite examples. And don’t even get me started on “conversate”. And please, please, please don’t anybody say that “it is what it is”. A more semantically null statement I’ve never heard.

  27. B.Stover
    2:50 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Buddy is making me laugh.

  28. Herd of Hounds
    3:08 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Very unique is another idiotism.

  29. Wose-the small and meek
    3:09 pm on October 17th, 2016


    Good to hear from Buddy, Hilde, and Leno!

    Staff: Please check your SDD when able.

    This neck of the woods will be having summer-like temps the next few days…contemplating a day trip for tomorrow.

  30. Herd of Hounds
    3:13 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Wose, an excellent idea while temperatures are conducive to day trips ????

  31. Tupper and Gilly
    3:59 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Bee – we understand how “read” can get on your nerves. Our peeve is with people who tell us that someone “gifted” them with something. Everyone does it, and it is probably grammatically correct, but it just sounds so pretentiously earthy-crunchy.

    And Buddy – as to that horrible phrase of “it is what it is”, Mama went on a rant about that last year on FB – she had just gotten off the phone with someone who says that constantly. It is such a resigned, giving-up attitude. We say “it is-so I’m gonna fight back!”

  32. BooBear
    4:36 pm on October 17th, 2016

    I thought that “gifted” was a very old school, grammatically correct working. Learn something new every day on this blog.

  33. BooBear
    4:36 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Oops, wording, not working.

  34. Staff
    4:38 pm on October 17th, 2016

    I also dislike “it is what it is”. I say it is what you make it.

    Rose, read and responded.

    http://nature365.tv/october-17-2016/ falling leaves. I just love the way the yard looks this time of the year.

  35. Wose-the small and meek
    4:54 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Staff: Got it, thanks!

    I really dislike “I have to process it.”

  36. Buddy, Leno, and Hilde
    5:10 pm on October 17th, 2016

    At the end of the day, moving forward, we must think outside the box as we roll with this paradigm shift. The thing is, we must incentivize adoption. In light of this, have the team reach out to our partners and then we’ll reach out to the other stakeholders.

    Oh yeah, I really hate “reach out” with a purple passion.

  37. Herd of Hounds
    5:19 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Buddy, watch how you say “purple”. ????

  38. BMALS
    6:40 pm on October 17th, 2016

    The new guy at my office always says “Can you reach out to them?” instead of call them. Drives me crazy!

    My SIL always says “it is what it is” and that doesn’t bother me too much, but Jessica says conversate. I finally told her that it is not really a word and I haven’t heard it lately.

    My sister says Move forward a lot, as Buddy just said in the post above.

    My pet peeve is the over use of “You Know” stuck into every sentence when someone is speaking.

  39. Wose-the small and meek
    8:02 pm on October 17th, 2016

    BMALS: Grizz hears the word “conversate” from some of his students. I wonder how these things get started.

  40. Wose-the small and meek
    8:08 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Staff: I am watching “Antiques Roadshow.” Someone brought this sewing machine in, and I thought of you…


  41. BearSpiritDog
    9:06 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Buddy,Leno,Hilde: WhoooHooo! I found you on Twitter! And Nana just Sent you a Friend Request on Facebookie. Nice to have all Social Media bases covered. Heh.

    Staffie: Where ARE you going to put all those Sewing Machines?!

  42. Martha
    9:29 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Buddy, you make me laugh!

  43. Bella Rossa
    9:57 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Buddy is very good at newspeak!

    And Donut is my nickname. I am “Donut” Bella Rossa the Snarkiest.

  44. dawson
    9:58 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Me too!
    Buddy, Leno and Hilde are making me laugh.

    My word pet peeve is irregardless. Dad’s nurse helper used to say it all the time.

  45. BearSpiritDog
    10:20 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Awesome has to be one of the most Over Used Words in the English language. Some Folks use it to describe EVERYTHING. Nana swears a friend of hers Invented the Word back in the Early 80’s. She didn’t like it then and she doesn’t like it now.

    Dawson: Irregardless…is that even a Real Word?

  46. dawson
    10:30 pm on October 17th, 2016

    BearSpiritDog: No! (I don’t think so.)

  47. Masquers
    10:50 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Rio! Please check your SDD.

  48. ML
    11:00 pm on October 17th, 2016

    Irregardless was my mom’ spent peeve, and her boss used it constantly. I, too really dislike you know, especially when the speaker pauses as if for an answer.

    I got a carload of things out of the house, but there is still that much more left. And I really wish I had written down who all lent me tables. I asked everyone’ to putt their names on the tables, but not everyone did.

    Sweet dreams, y’all .

  49. BMALS
    11:11 pm on October 17th, 2016

    I thought I posted this earlier, but it didn’t show up. Conversate is slang based on converse. It is used most commonly in AAE or AAVE. Also have heard it used on cop dramas and in rapper songs.

    Now, off to bed. Nighty noodles.

  50. Tupper and Gilly
    11:20 pm on October 17th, 2016

    ML – was the rest of the sale as successful as Friday. Congratulations on freeing yourself from the shackles of possessions.

    Speaking of irritating grammer – WHEN will people stop qualifying “unique”. Harumph

  51. Luna from the Other Side of the Bridge
    11:56 pm on October 17th, 2016

    There is a slurpy pug kiss on the line and I cannot resist it. I have been sweet on Rio for some time.

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