Did something come up in comments here yesterday re the cover of HEART OF BARKNESS, the next C&B (coming July 2?) The member of the nation within in the picture is if course an actor portraying Chet. You can still imagine Chet however you like. Freedom: a core value!


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23 Responses to “Chet”

  1. Hobbitz
    1:26 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    The saga of how Chet is drawn. Artists definitely have freedom to put their stamp on him (except for the white ear). I like the cover with Chet being “upright, alert and professional” –except when he is not!

    Lots to do today and the odds are not in favor of everything getting done. I am ok with that

    Have a great Boo Bear Day.

  2. Hobbitz
    1:35 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    Cuteness overload for Belle Starr and Wose: Baby porcupines

  3. B.Stover
    1:43 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    I like the cover of Heart of Barkness.

    Good afternoon all.

  4. Wose-The Small and Meek
    2:29 pm on February 22nd, 2019


    I still imagine Chet looking like he does on the cover of “The Dog Who Knew Too Much!”

    Hobbitz: Aaaawwww…those baby porcupines are adorable!! Look at their little hands! One for me and one for Belle Starr!

    I like today’s GOOGLE Doodle that pays tribute to Steve Irwin:

    Good Friday to all!

  5. Staff
    2:42 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    I also like the picture of Chet on Heart of Barkness. I think he looks big enough to be a 100 pounder.
    Of course I mostly deal with cats…so therefore…

  6. Herd of Hounds
    3:15 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    Hey to all. So much to absorb, baby porcupines, Chet pictures and the crocodile hunter. We hope everyone has a good BooBear day.

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    6:47 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    100-Pounder!…grunt!…I believe my friend had a gal before me named Cassie The Butt Sniffing Dawg….snort!…She was a black and white and had a big barrel chest that went on forever. She did not weigh over 100 pounds. If She was still alive and the Chet look alike on the Cover was real, my friends Cassie would have taken him down in about 1 minute….snort!…Hell she used to “bump” Boxers down a ditch on their walks just for fun…heh!…Cassie hated Boxers….sniff!

    Cover!…It doesn’t do justice to Chet The Jet in my opinion…wheeze!…He looks like a teen puppy for dawgs sake…grump!

  8. Wose-The Small and Meek
    8:16 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    RIO! Do you know what kind of dog your Friend’s Cassie was?
    BTW: I am glad you have nice neighbors to help you shovel snow. Did you get anymore today?

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:57 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    Opinion!…Of course my take on the cover art is my opinion and I’m stating it out of personal experience with larger guys than myself…gurruff!…As an exercise of yer mind take that wee skinny black dawg on the cover of the new book and imagine him with his paws up on Bernie’s shoulders….heh!heh!heh!…Not happening…snort!…Hell, that lil pup would hardly reach up above Bernie’s waist…snicker!

  10. Ole Doc
    8:57 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    My Lady who has had to lift every ounce of me by herself years ago says I’m 100 pounds of I’m an ounce. She also says I’m bigger than that bloke on the cover in relation to the Giant. She also says I’m the opposite of a runt.

    More on the subject, Wee Nigel would like to pose for the next book cover. He thinks he’d make a great Chet the Jet. He practically takes flight anytime there is a strong wind.

  11. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:59 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    Rose!…We are in for a Rain/Ice/Snow storm tonight….guh!….Someone says she has to work again tomorrow so we shall see. She might be home baking bread instead…snort!

  12. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:02 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    Wee!…I feel if that bloke got a job posing as Chet on the new book cover, you could also get a high paying gig next time…snorkel!…Seems there is no ONE Chet standard. (which is a shame at this point in the game.)..gruffle!huff!

  13. Ole Doc
    9:06 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    Luna’s Paw was part timber wolf. When the Giant and my Lady went to meet Luna, her paw and uncle checked them out first. Her paw jumped up and put his paws on the Giant’s shoulders and met him eye to eye. The Giant is six foot four…so that means…give me a minute…I hate math…carry the one…Luna’s paw was massive.

  14. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:06 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    Porcupines!…I had no idea porcupines were ever that small!…yeeep!

  15. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:07 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    Massive!…That’s the word I think of when I envision Chet…snort!…MASSIVE

  16. Belle Starr
    9:08 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    I need baby porcupines or I’m going to be in a very bad mood.

  17. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:10 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    Bellie!…If youse had porcupines you would be in a very bad, sad and sorry mood…heh!heh!…Count yer lucky quills you do not have any Pines!…snort!

  18. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    Bellie!…One lick and you’d be putting them up for Porky Adoption…snort!…Then CHobbit would take them in and well, goodbye Mister Big …yelp!

  19. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:34 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    RIO! Count your lucky quills. I like that. You are making me laugh!

  20. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:19 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    Rose!…Youse are the only one who laughs at my puggish jokes these dayz!…You are a good friend to me…snorkel!

  21. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:34 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    Art!…I have one last (maybe_) opinion about Cover Art…grunt!…When my friend was looking for a book to give her father for Christmas way back in 2009…heh!…She saw a book with a guy and his dawg sitting in a pickup truck. Now her father had a dawg who went everywhere with him in his ole pickup truck…snuffle!…So she read more about the book. She bought the book. And her father Loved The Book!…snort!…Her love affair with Chet and Bernie began…because of the front cover….sniff!…Why change it? Why when all of “us” associate with the back of Bernie and Chet watching the story unfold? It’s Iconic! Why change it?…bah!…I need an answer dawg-dammit!…grrrr!

  22. Belle Starr
    11:18 pm on February 22nd, 2019

    I wonder if I can get Hobbitz to lick the baby porcupine so I don’t have to do it.

  23. Hobbitz
    1:35 am on February 23rd, 2019

    Belle Starr: that would be a “NO WAY JOSE”

    Rio: over the years there have been a lot of comments about how Chet is portrayed. I criticized the cover art of the first book on Amazon because there was no white ear which I thought was non-negotiable since that is how Chet is described. I was also the first one to question the upcoming book cover as Chet didn’t look like he weighed 100 pounds. Maybe Chet was off his food while Bernie was at death’s door in the hospital??? Dogs can lose weight quickly.

    However, now I have decided to embrace the various Chet renderings. (Maybe a detective dog needs some disguises). Perhaps OFA can address how a book cover is developed and an artist picked? He has used the same person for the audio books I think but not the same artist for the books?

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