Chetspeak on Sunday

Old man Heydrich, our neighbor on the other side, was out watering his lawn. We have a desert-style lawn, me and Bernie, and so do the Parsons, but Heydrich has a golf-course-style lawn, or even greener. Bernie got a real annoyed look on his face. Now that I’d seen the aquifer with my own eyes, almost totally gone already, I was just as annoyed as Bernie. How hard would it be to snatch that hose right out of his hand? A piece of cake. Let’s leave out my thoughts on actual cake for the time being.

Old man Heydrich glanced over at us, through a tiny rainbow that hovered in the spray. “Parsons kick the bucket?” he said.

“Excuse me?”

“Happened to see the ambulance.” Heydrich turned the hose on a big flowerpot with one small yellow flower growing in the middle, and watered it until it slumped over. “Happen to know he’s been poorly. Added it up.”

“There’s one aquifer,” Bernie said. “One and one only. Do the math on that.”

– from SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY.

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55 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:53 am on December 27th, 2015

    Good morning, everyone! Love Chetspeak and it is Egg Day to boot.
    BooBear and Macy the MP, be sure to get you mom’s to batten down the hatches,
    especially if they have them. Staff, thank you for the weather update last night…Brrr! Poor Rio and Beau have snow up to their curly pug tails 🙁 Watch out
    LL, HRH B and B&M&L, looks like winter is on the way!
    Have a sweet surprising Sunday!

  2. Linda
    10:02 am on December 27th, 2015

    Good morning HOH and all.

    Thirty degrees here in Wisconsin. We missed 3 inches of snow yesterday, but at least 5 inches are being predicted for later tomorrow. We have only an inch of the white stuff, but a nice thick layer of ice under it. No walkabouts for us.

    I love Chet and Bernie. Aren’t they the greatest?

  3. Herd of Hounds
    10:06 am on December 27th, 2015

    LL, mom is convinced that OFA was either: 1) a dog in a past life or 2) a well discuised K9.

  4. B.Stover
    10:09 am on December 27th, 2015

    That scene made me wonder if Heydrich could do math.

    Still raining here but we may be in for ice tomorrow.

    Good morning all.

  5. BearSpiritDog
    10:16 am on December 27th, 2015

    “We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us.” Thanks for the Pogo Cartoon of last night, Staffie.

    Last Sunday before 2016. Tomorrow is Cleanup before the New Year.

    Youse in the Path of the Ice Storm…Stay Safe.

  6. Rose-the small and meek
    10:24 am on December 27th, 2015

    Greetings!

    The Prof and I are headed to Woodstock, NY for a few days of R&R.
    We have rented a little house there. Should be fun…Scrabble, watch of few movies, and sleep late.

    To those of you who are in the past of nasty weather, please be careful and stay safe.

  7. dawson
    10:55 am on December 27th, 2015

    Good morning all.

    I am fairly certain old man Heydrich never read Pogo.

    I’ve had my egg and now thinking of going right back to bed. That’s what the cats do and who am I to argue with success?

  8. Kat
    11:04 am on December 27th, 2015

    Good morning! Happy Egg Day! Old man Heydrich won’t have any idea what Bernie is talking about. His kind never do. sigh
    Macy! Please check in! We here are worrit.

  9. Thieves!
    11:05 am on December 27th, 2015

    Math? We’d rather discuss cake.

  10. Zoe Montague
    11:39 am on December 27th, 2015

    Photo of India

  11. Tupper's Mama
    11:44 am on December 27th, 2015

    Morning all.
    Sleeping late – check
    Coffee – check
    Eggs – check
    PT walk – check
    Nap? Hmmmmm

  12. Linda
    12:01 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Zoe: I think India has Bette Davis eyes! (Well, kind of.)

  13. BearSpiritDog
    12:18 pm on December 27th, 2015

    India!

  14. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    12:23 pm on December 27th, 2015

    45 years later and the enemy is still us. We will never learn.

    Yes, mild weather is almost over, at least for now. Cold and icy tomorrow. I would rather drive in snow than on ice.

    Making a pot of chicken corn chowder. That will hit the spot!

  15. Herd of Hounds
    12:34 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Still in the 70s here. The trailer didn’t cool off at all last night even with the windows open! We hounds are hoping that after this next front goes through it will cool off like our folks tell us. They say five nights of freezing or below whatever five is.
    India, we think you are beautiful. Darah is very jealous.

  16. Staff
    2:01 pm on December 27th, 2015

    This picture of today was sent to me by a friend who lives in Las Cruses New Mexico.

    It is cold here but not too windy. Actually rather nice.

  17. Staff
    2:03 pm on December 27th, 2015

    It made me think of Siber-H and his Mom. sniff.

  18. Linda
    2:55 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Siber-H’s Mom: We love you!

  19. B.Stover
    3:06 pm on December 27th, 2015

    India is beautiful!

    Snow in New Mexico. I read several days ago that there was snow on the pyramids and the sphinx in Egypt. Go to Google and type snow on pyramids 2015 for images.

    Dawson is making me laugh–not arguing with success!

  20. Thieves!
    3:23 pm on December 27th, 2015

    We visited SiberH’s maw in our travels with Santa. To let her know that he is mindful of her from the Other Side of the Bridge we ate random pieces of paper in tribute to his eating shopping spree evidence. Did she get a chuckle at our antics? Youse tell us.

  21. Martha
    3:23 pm on December 27th, 2015

    We are in a perpetual state of dusk. It is gray and rainy. I would almost wish for snow, but not quite yet. Remember how years ago, we put chains on our tires each winter? What is the equivalent for canes?

  22. Tupper and Gilly
    3:24 pm on December 27th, 2015

    We found a new thing in the marketplace – Irish Corned Pork. Said to be just like corned beef, but using the much more common in Ireland pork. Cooked the same way. Can’t wait to try it.

  23. Tupper and Gilly
    3:28 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Martha – have you tried a “hurry-cane”? Not sure of the spelling, but it is a cane that has 4 feet on the bottom. The Storyteller used one in PT after his big surgery 3 years ago and found it very helpful.

  24. BSD&Masquers
    4:01 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Siber-H & Mom: We Wish You Happy Howl-a-Days and Much Love!

  25. Howler's Mom
    4:04 pm on December 27th, 2015

    It is with a very hurt heart and a shocked mind that I must inform you of T.C.’s passing. We have no idea what happened.

  26. Mpop and Loulou's Mom
    4:15 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Oh no! He was such a dear sweet kitty Kat. So sorry to hear that.

  27. bluecat
    4:16 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Howler’s Mom – our thoughts are with you all. Please know he’s in very good company, though that won’t ease your hurt at this moment. Take good care of each other now.

  28. Masquers
    4:25 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Howler’s Mom: Our Hearts are Breaking.

  29. Herd of Hounds
    4:27 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Our first words about TC were “Oh, no” as well. Sometimes that rainbow bridge just beckons our friends. WE knoow Zeus will miss him.
    OH, If you can see the sky tonight look up. We are sure that the first star you see will be TC letting you know his passage over the rainbow bridge was successful.
    We know it worked with our Aretha.

  30. Staff
    4:30 pm on December 27th, 2015

    O’Howlers,

    Sympathy and hugs from the Staff and all the cats here in North Dakota. sniff.

    I am sure TC was greeted by Dima and his other friends who have gone before.

    Sad news.

  31. The Other Side of the Bridge
    4:35 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Howlers: TC is with us. We welcomed said feline with open paws and whiskers. He is Restored to Prime and did not suffer–Please know this. We will keep him safe for you.

  32. SnowBella
    4:37 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Creator, Please bless and keep TCs spirit. Please bless he didn’t suffer. Please comfort those who are grieving his loss whether they be animal or human. Thank you for him. Please bless he will know he is loved and never forget it. Amen.

  33. Howler's Mom
    4:42 pm on December 27th, 2015

    T.C. Is a little girl. But thanks for your kind words.

  34. Thieves!
    4:44 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Yeep! A girl mistaken for a boy! That very same think happened with our Radley but the other way around. Radley was very modest in his youth. Not us.

    Howlers: TC—pug rest HER soul—is a special Kat.

  35. Masquers
    5:07 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Special purrs for my pal T.C.

  36. dawson
    5:36 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Howler’s Mom: T.C! A sweetheart cat who could hold her own with a pack of Siberian Huskies. Also, I believe she was the only cat to be a Friend of the Month to Chet the Dog. We join in your sadness at her unexpected passing and rejoice that we had her as a Plunderer friend.

    Snow in New Mexico: A sign from SiberH.

    Zoe: Sweet India in your new home sweet home.

  37. Tupper and Gilly, Basil & Sage, Callie and the rest of us
    6:16 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Howlers – we are so sorry to know that your beloved little kitty had to leave you. We will send prayers up for her tonight, and ask that her path be lit with love, and lined with catnip as she dances her way to the stars.

  38. Martha and Scout
    6:30 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Howlers, we are sorry. Amen to Snowbella’s prayer.

  39. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:50 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Bless!…Lord of All Creation please bless the Howler Family and comfort them in their sadness and unexpected loss…sniffle!…Amen!

    Howlers-Maw!…Big Pug-Hugs go out to you and Howlers-Paw. I can only imagine how heartbroken you are now…snuffle!…TC was a very special little gal and this here blog will miss her voice…wuffle!

  40. Linda
    7:11 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Dear Howlers Family: Tears fill my eyes with sympathy over losing such a brave little cat. She was special — Zeus wanted her for his very own kitty. I echo Snowbella’s prayer and the thoughts of everyone else on this blog.

  41. c.hobbit
    7:21 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Good day all.

    Shocked and saddened to hear of TC’s passing. As I watch my senior foster cat slowly fading from liver failure, I try to gage each day in terms of her quality of life and hope that I know when I need to make a decision to help her transition.

    Too much to do….but first a nap!

  42. dawson
    8:04 pm on December 27th, 2015

    For Martha: These cane tips are common up here: http://www.amazon.com/Cane-Ice-Attachment-Fits-canes/dp/B003BQY03I

  43. ALR
    8:27 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Oh TC, the kitty I did not know, but the little cat that was loved by her family and will be forever missed. There will be that place in her home where she liked to curl up…..and you will never fail to think of her there. It is always so good to know there were greeters to show her the way over the bridge.

    C. Hobbit, you will know.

    Blessings to all on both sides of the bridge.

  44. Martha
    8:31 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Dawson, that cane tip looks good. My nephew gave me my sister’s cane for Christmas (sob), and the tip would let me use it.

  45. Wose-the small and meek
    8:41 pm on December 27th, 2015

    I am very sorry to hear of T.C’s passing. She was a unique voice amongst the Sibes. I do know that Zeusikov loved her. She will be in good company on the Rainbow Bridge. A lovely photograph of T.C. is on the April page of the 2016 Plunder On! calendar. I will miss her, as I know she will be missed by her family. Sob.

  46. Wose-the small and meek
    8:43 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Welcome home, Hobbit! I must ask this question…did you wear lederhosen while on your travels?

  47. Mpop and Loulou's Mom
    9:09 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Martha, I know the emotions with using your sister’s cane. That is a famous cane. Your sister used it on a mission and B grabbed it to attack Mike Baker when he tried to turn our blog into Facebook type instead of sequential.

  48. Masquers
    9:11 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Ah…the infamous cane mission.

  49. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:12 pm on December 27th, 2015

    MollysMaw!…Yes! A famous cane and one to be used with wisdom…snort!

  50. c.hobbit
    9:54 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Wose…I did not wear lederhosen nor did I yodel while walking in the alps (I was too busy gasping for air at the altitude. For all it’s mountains, I live at sea level in Alaska).

    I can see the purpose of military time. When I take a nap and wake up at 4:30 or 5:30, I cannot figure out if it is am or pm. Curse the Alaska darkness for a few weeks longer. Actually, once I am completely over jet lag, I will not be taking naps.

  51. dawson
    10:06 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Yikes!
    The snow situation in New Mexico is serious. Some parts (SE) got 10 to 20 feet of snow with drifts of 6 to 10 feet!

    The Safety checkpoint that Maury opened for SiberH still needs $150 bucks to be fully funded so we will have a “Boxing Week” sale. All donations from now until New Year’s Day will be matched!

  52. Wolfie
    10:16 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Dawson, what is the email addy for sponsoring checkpoints? Thanks!

  53. dawson
    10:17 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Wolfie: Oh yeah, thanks for asking.
    snowhookcheckpoints@gmail.com

  54. dawson
    10:45 pm on December 27th, 2015

    WhoooHoooo!
    Checkpoint Central has received a donation from T.C. beyond the Bridge. She pledged $25. and that will be matched by a generous anonymous donor! Thanks T.C.! Who knew you were a bargain hunter?

  55. dawson
    10:51 pm on December 27th, 2015

    Yawning…
    My bed with all the pillows in the right places is calling my name.

    I’m smiling thinking of the Storyteller showing the doctor his smooth moves tomorrow.

    I hope all in the way of wild weather stay safe.

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