Chetspeak on Sunday

“Chet! Knock it off! I can’t hear myself think!”

And crazily enough, I couldn’t hear my own self think either. But what was there to think? That enormous bushy tail was the most annoying thing I’d seen in ages, and I’m sure you’d have felt the same. Did I mention how he was gazing right at me with his tiny squirrel eyes? Like … like he owned the place! Whoa! Who owned the place? I did! Chet the Jet owned the place!




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66 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. BearSpiritDog
    11:44 am on October 25th, 2015

    Chet the Jet Rules!

  2. Tupper's Mama
    11:46 am on October 25th, 2015

    Watch it, Chet. Some of those bushy tails can get you in trouble.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    11:53 am on October 25th, 2015

    Good morning, Bear and All! Chet IS the Jet!
    We love it and egg day. (Mom dropped 3 eggs, lucky us!)
    Have a superlative Sunday!

  4. Herd of Hounds
    11:55 am on October 25th, 2015

    Tupper’s mama, you are up early! Glad you are home and safe.

  5. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    12:07 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Maggie can identify with Chet on that one. Happy Chetspeak Sunday, everyone. We had our eggs, sunny side up.

    Maureen O’Hara was 95 I believe, and John Wayne’s favorite leading lady. She lived a long life.

    Amalia, I browned the chicken breast before putting it the crock pot, and I don’t think the texture was nearly as mushy doing it that way. The Moroccan spices mad the house smell wonderful all day – cumin, cinnamon, coriander and ginger.

    My garden project for today is to finish tucking the beds in for the winter. You should never leave the ground bare to the elements. So I put down a layer of manure (10 5-gal buckets full of donkey, horse and alpaca poop), then a layer of spoiled hay, then a thin layer of top soil to hold it all down. Everything will “percolate” till spring and then get turned over. This is my therapy for the day!

  6. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    12:10 pm on October 25th, 2015

    That should be made, not mad.

    T & G, Your comment reminds us of that old expression “wide eyed and bushy tailed”. Wonder about the origin of that one!

  7. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    12:12 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Maybe it is bright eyed and bushy tailed!

  8. Mpop and Loulou's Mom
    12:19 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Good morning. Yesterday was our day to go into a pumpkin patch to pick out our pumpkin. We were all dressed for tromping around in the mud – Sam’s Mom, Boy, Girl, a friend, and me. Well, the pumpkin place turned into haunted house, face painting, a hayride, and other Halloween festivities with a $7 per person entrance fee. And yes, they did sell already-picked pumpkins, but we would have to pay first to be able to go in. Pumpkin patches have gone commercial. We ended up buying a nice one from Joe’s Vegetable Stand.

  9. B.Stover
    12:20 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Here’s a link about possible origins of “bright eyed and bushy tailed.” It may have come from a story by Kipling about a mongoose.

    Good morning Chet and all.

  10. BearSpiritDog
    12:20 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Bright Eyed and Bushy Tailed…that’s me.

  11. Howlers
    12:23 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Happy Sunday! Happy Chetspeak! Happy Egg Day!
    Bushy tails are only good on huskies.
    Barb, you are Gardener Extroadinaire. We will try to follow your example. Maybe.
    Yesterday, Kat finally got to celebrate Karma Day. She went with the ‘rents to Pumpkin Palooza, where she was petted/patted and fawned over all afternoon. She even met a coven of witches, and immediately flopped down on the ground and rolled over for belly rubs. She had pumpkin snickerdoodles, which she shared with Mom and Pop and Godmom Leslie and Bob and Sandy and Savannah (Leslie’s “littles”).
    Mom and Pop had lots of pumpkin ales and squash bisque and pulled pork nachos and pumpkin fries with sauce. Yummmm.
    Barb, we just read about your neighbors’ terrible luck. So sad.

  12. Tupper's Mama
    12:34 pm on October 25th, 2015

    MP&LLM – oh, that is sad about the pumpkin patch. Guess they can’t expect a visit from the Great Pumpkin; he only comes to “sincere pumpkin patches”.

    Barb – so sad about your neighbors.
    But glad you liked the suggestion about browning meat before crocking.

    Does anyone else have a favorite Maureen O’Hara movie? My top two are McClintock and Quiet Man. Both with John Wayne. They really did have a chemistry.

  13. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    12:56 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Mine would be Miracle on 34th Street.

    MP&LLM, that would be way too much $$ to spend unless you were going for the day and planned to participate in multiple activities.

    Howlers, sounds like a fun time, and the description of the food is making me hungry! Think I will grill some pork tenderloin for dinner.

  14. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    1:11 pm on October 25th, 2015

    My favorites Maureen OHara movies were McClintock and Miracle on 34th Street, so I am somewhere between Barb and Tupper’s Mom.

    In the obit in today’s Washington Post, it observed that while she and John Wayne were very close friends, there was never a romantic aspect to the relationship. When once asked if he ever tried in that direction, her response was “he wouldn’t dare.” Pure Maureen O’Hara.

  15. ALR
    1:23 pm on October 25th, 2015

    The Scnauzers here agree with Chet 100% on the subject of those bushy tailed usurpers and encroachers. The nerve of them coming right up to the windows to flaunt their abilities to dig about where they have no business intruding on the peace of the household! And it is just lucky for them that they can scurry up and over fences at the first sign of frenzied pursuit. We Schnauzers have been told we could take some lessons from…….kats. Not happening!

  16. BearSpiritDog
    1:36 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Favorite Maureen O’Hara Movies? Miracle On 34th Street, a Holiday Classic that we watch every year is definitely at the Top of the List.

    O’Howlers: Sounds like you had a Howling Good Time.

    Barb,Magpie,Lucy: So sorry for your Neighbors.

  17. Herd of Hounds
    1:49 pm on October 25th, 2015

    We think we remember O’Hara in Spencer’s Mountain with Henry Fonda in the 60’s.

  18. B.Stover
    1:54 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Maureen O’Hara movies….I liked Parent Trap and also Miracle on 34th Street. She was a beauty.

  19. Martha
    1:58 pm on October 25th, 2015

    The Quiet Man. One of my all time favorites.

  20. BooBear
    2:15 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Parent Trap was a favorite of Mom’s.

    Mom found her first Chet and Bernie DOI when she went to a book signing by Lee Child (Jack Reacher series) at Murder by the Book in Houston. That is the store where Mom has gone to see OFA several times since then.

  21. Rio - The Evil Pug
    2:49 pm on October 25th, 2015

    ***********************AUCTION ANNOUNCEMENT !!***********************

    Auction!….It‘s that time again all you Kats and Dawgs and Others…snort!… Time to photograph all those items you will be donating to the upcoming Snowhook Thanksgiving Auction slash! !Boutique!…snort!…Yes! You read right! The Auction and the Holiday Boutique will be starting the same time. Details will be given at a later date….sneeeeze!

    Deadline!…. The Dead-Line for submission of photos will be November 14th….You have over 3 weeks to get cracking on this so we can have a rip-roaring Auction/Boutique to raise money for Snowhook Kennel…WOOOOO!

    SDD!…Send each Item’s photo to:

    Remember!….Put Auction Item or Boutique Item in the Subject Line of the email (SDD)….snort! …If you are donating multiple Items, please number them. For example, Auction Item #1, Auction Item #2…etc!…This way Luna will be able to sort out the Items much easier and no Item will go astray. By the way Luna will have the final decision as to where the Items will be placed. Whether they will be Auction Items or Boutique Items if she does not agree with your first assessment ….heh!heh!

    Items!…..Here is the Item description format which should be included with every photo of every Item you donate to Snowhook….wheeze!


    Offered By:

    Description: ( Make it interesting and descriptive so everyone will want to bid on your Item! )

    Opening Bid: (This will not be filled out if your Item is destined for the Boutique. You will need to supply the amount you want for the Item.)

    Minimum Bid Increment: (This will not be required for Boutique Items.)

    Questions!….Any questions? Feel free to raise yer paws and I will answer any questions you may have regarding this annual fun!fun!fun! Fund Raising Event!…..chuffle!wheeze!

  22. Wose-the small and meek
    3:55 pm on October 25th, 2015


    Yay! I am home, home, home, and back with my beloved Grizz! There really is no place like home!!

    I heard about the lovely Maureen O’Hara yesterday. Sniff. Such a beautiful woman, and great actress. I have to admit that I have only seen two movies by Ms. O’Hara…”The Parent Trap” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

  23. Tupper's Mama
    4:12 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Wookie and Teddy’s Dad – heh heh. We here love that quote “he wouldn’t dare”. Yup – true to her lovely Irish temperament.

  24. Masquers
    4:48 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Riõ: Thank you for that timely announcement.
    Someone here, a well-known procrastinator, had better get those items lined up and fotos sent.

  25. Tupper, the Misunderstood Corgi
    4:56 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Mama went to New Mexico, and THIS is what she brings home for me!?

  26. BearSpiritDog
    4:59 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Rio’s Auction/Boutique Instructions have been copied and put Somewhere Safe.

    Wose: Yes, The Hunchback of Notre Dame…in which she plays a Lovely Gypsy…we had Forgotten about that one!

    TCM Will surely have a Maureen O’Hara Movie Marathon to Celebrate her Film Career.

    Tupper: Cool Halloween Costume!

  27. dawson
    5:06 pm on October 25th, 2015


  28. dawson
    5:33 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Tupper, the Misunderstood: Singing loudly, “You’re just a Corgi whose intentions are good. Oh dog, please don’t let you be mis-understood.”

  29. Mpop and Loulou's Mom
    6:15 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Dawson, I’m sorry, you’re correct. Noswad does not have an ‘e.’

  30. BooBear
    6:30 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Thank you, Rio! Mom and I always love the auction and I know Mom will shop even though she will have a house full of company.

    We missed you !

  31. Martha
    6:34 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Rio: Thank you for the directions. I just finished sending my emails to If I didn’t do it tonight, I would never get it done.

  32. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:41 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Rose, I haven’t seen most of her movies, but being such a classic movie fan, I am surprised that you haven’t seen many of them.

    I have started Miss Julia Takes to the Highway (or something like that). It involved Sam and a Harley Davidson Road King. Should be a hoot!

    Garden beds are done. Now time to start dreaming and planning for next year.

    Bee or anyone, have you ever dried cilantro? I think I might try cutting it and hanging to dry. Any luck with that?

  33. BearSpiritDog
    6:42 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Wow, Martha,,,That was Super Fast!

  34. Linda
    6:44 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Martha, I hope you will have more mousies for sale!

  35. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:00 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Hi Rio, Nice to see you!

  36. bluecat
    7:20 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Hi Rio.

    Martha – I also hope you will have more mousies. I loved mine to pieces.

  37. Martha
    7:21 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Linda: I will look to see if any are left. Our church ladies decided that they were done with their crafting. A sad thing.

  38. Tupper's Mama
    7:24 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Martha – you are making the rest of us look bad.

  39. Wose-the small and meek
    7:32 pm on October 25th, 2015

    B,M,&L: I know, I should be ashamed of myself. I am sure Turner Classics will be paying tribute to Maureen O’Hara. I’ll be sure to watch. In the mean time, a classic film that I love:

  40. Tupper's Mama
    7:41 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Martha – oh no! the Church Ladies have gone out of Mousie business. Basil and Sage are going to be devastated.

    Linda – take a peek at your SDD when you have a minute

  41. Herd of Hounds
    8:10 pm on October 25th, 2015

    W&T’s Dad, we can “hear” her saying that comment about the Duke.
    Wow, time to light a fire under mom to get auction things in!
    Tupper, you poor pup! We like Dawson’s song 😉
    Oh Martha, you are an over achiever.

  42. Luna
    8:21 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Rio and I will have our paws full with the Auction-Boutique-Combo so I just put on a pot of kawfee and a vat I’ beer.

    Martha gets the prize for first to submit items. I will see if Rio can take a break from supervising my mama’s pizza ordering technique to give Martha a slurpy pug kiss.

  43. BearSpiritDog
    8:46 pm on October 25th, 2015


  44. Herd of Hounds
    9:15 pm on October 25th, 2015

    We’re with you on that! Nighty night . And sweet dreams.

  45. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Maskers!…As a fellow procrastinator you really need to stop and think about this whole Auction/Boutique thing before you commit to moving in one way or another…snort!…Procrastination is an Art and you should not let it down…heh!heh!

  46. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:32 pm on October 25th, 2015

    BooBear!…Thanks for missing me. I have been very very busy supervising the packing and moving of so much stuff it would make your Boo Bear head roll.. gasp!…But in the meantime, Please consider donating and shopping till you drop!…snort!…Donations are the very very important things that make the Auction and Boutique successful…chuffle!…Everyone has some nice thing they cannot use, but maybe someone else needs that thing….grunt!…Consider these things as boutique items if you do not have use for them and they are in great shape..snort!

  47. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:34 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Martha!…Gasp!..If everyone were like you we would be in a great place Auction/Boutique-wise…WOW!..heh!heh!….This is totally unheard of in all my years of over-seeing Auction Central, let me tell youse!…snort!snort!

  48. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:40 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Barb!…I have missed you too, but I have been very busy supervising all this packing and selling and giving away of tons of stuff…sneeze!…Plus, I am still pissed off, but with that being said I will be very active during the Auction slash Boutique and other fund raising for Snowhooks’ last run…chuffle!…This will be a special year of Iditarod, yes it will…wuffle!

  49. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:42 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Blu-Kat!…Hello! How did your team do this year?…heh!heh!…Mine sucked and now Tulo is in the World Series. Go figure…sniff!…I am sincerely happy for him and I will root! for his team to winnit all..HEH!

  50. Masquers
    9:48 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Riõ: With Bear involved in the taking of Auction/Boutique fotos…I ask you…what can go wrong?

  51. Thieves!
    9:49 pm on October 25th, 2015

    When it burps, it snorts! After taking a test drive in the vat o’ beer, we found that Rio was taking a test drive on this here blog. Rio, our Lady wants to know what kind of sauce you want with your hot wings—ranch, blue cheese or beer?

  52. Mpop and Loulou's Mom
    9:51 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Rio, good luck in your new/old house. I hope Beau adjusts, poor baby.

  53. Thieves!
    9:51 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Pug, Rio the Evil: Two words—pucker up! Heh!

  54. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:02 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Bah!…Get the hell away from me Thieves!…snort!…I do not kiss mugs that have been sniffing other butts or worse – Ole Docs!…gaggle!

    MollysMaw!…I personally cannot wait to get back to my original house in this here city…snort!…That is where I want to be. Everyone seems happy to go there and be in a good neighborhood and a smaller, quieter place. I have it on fact that the big plant will be coming out of storage and coming with us!…WOOOOO!heh!

  55. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:05 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Maskers!…I just enrolled Bear in the Molly Pops School of Photography. It is a crash course so maybe your photos will be “ok” if Bear pays attention in class and does not let his big paw slide over the lens every single time he takes a photo!…snort!…There is hope. Maybe…wheeze!

  56. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Thieves!….Regarding the Hot Wings at Auction/Boutique Central, it must be “Mick Hot”…snort!

  57. Ole Doc
    10:16 pm on October 25th, 2015

    I have two favorite parts of the night. One, Rio posting on this here blog. It does my ole sled pug heart good. My next favorite moment was watching the Thieves tackle said pug and claiming the slurpy pug kiss. Boy, can Rio squeal! And giggle! And fart!

    Rio: The wings are not only Mick Hot, but require a Mick Shine chaser!

  58. Masquers
    10:39 pm on October 25th, 2015

    It seems Bear has deleted all incriminating evidence of those fotos with a big paw over the lens. Snort.

    Mick’s Apple Pie Shine…very tasty…but packs a wallop.

  59. Masquers
    10:44 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Someone here is closing me down…says there is a PA thriller to be continued.
    See youse in the am.

  60. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    10:44 pm on October 25th, 2015

    I wouldn’t mind the Mick Shine Chaser. Night All.

  61. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Chaser!…I wouldn’t mind some Mick Shine Chaser either….snort!snort! …burp!

  62. Thieves!
    10:58 pm on October 25th, 2015

    You know what else packs a wallop like Mick’s shine?—Pug kisses! Giggle!

  63. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    11:18 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Thieves!…Not going there. Just drop it!…grunt!..And when did youse guys start Giggling?…sniff!..Am I missing something?….grunt!

  64. Thieves!
    11:27 pm on October 25th, 2015

    We have been known to giggle from time to time, usually when we get away with something. Or, when we get caught. And, when we blame Belle Starr. Heh. There, we giggle and we’re not ashamed. Heh!

  65. dawson
    11:47 pm on October 25th, 2015

    Rio: Tulo and Toronto are out! out! out! of the Playoffs.

  66. Staff
    12:24 am on October 26th, 2015

    I did some boutique work during the retreat. Not all finished yet so I went to the movies tonight. We saw the Martian which I thought was about My Favorite Martian from the TV series. Boy was I wrong!

    Nighty noodle.

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