Chetspeak on Sunday

We went inside. Bernie closed the door.

“Chet,” he said. “Open.”

Open the door? We’d just come in. But I do what Bernie wants and … and he’s the same with me! What a thought! And a brand-new one, as far as I know. But no time to stay with it, no matter how much I would have liked to, and that wasn’t really all that much, because I was already up on my back legs, bringing a front paw down on that catch thing. Click went the door, and it cracked open a tiny bit. I stuck the tip of my nose in the crack, gave my head a bit of a twist, and the door opened wide.

“No way Iggy could do that,” Mr. Parsons said.

“Don’t be so sure,” Bernie said, slipping me a treat. “Dogs can amaze you.” Or something of the sort. Much more important was the fact that I’d gotten a bit ahead of myself: Bernie hadn’t actually slipped me a treat. How had that happened, or not happened? Where was my treat? Hadn’t I just opened the door? Didn’t I get a treat when I opened doors? Unless we were on a dangerous job, of course, and there was no time. But we weren’t on a dangerous job. We were in Iggy’s house. I kept my eyes on Bernie’s hands, waiting for one of them to dip into a pocket and produce a treat.

“But Iggy’s such a short little guy,” Mr. Parsons was saying.

That was supposed to be news? News was that we had a big problem and it was getting bigger: Bernie didn’t even have a treat on him!

“Chet? What are you doing?”

What was I doing? Possibly nosing up against one of Bernie’s pockets? Not right, I was pretty sure about that, but wouldn’t you be doing the same thing? Open a door, you get a treat. What was I missing? I tried to remember one single time when –

“Chet! For God’s sake!”

– from THE IGGY CHRONICLES, VOL 1 (a C&B e-short – 99 cents!)


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27 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:14 am on August 28th, 2016

    Good morning, everyone! What a great Chetspeak and dogic (dog logic). Happy Egg Day (even if the flock is on strike).
    WARNING: The movie trailer…A Dog’s Purpose is a great film but it brings on the waterworks. Kind of mixed happy/sad.
    Enjoy the last summer Sunday of August!

  2. B.Stover
    9:21 am on August 28th, 2016

    I agree Chet. You should get a treat.

    Good morning all.

  3. BearSpiritDog
    9:43 am on August 28th, 2016

    Yes, B, I Agree. Chet deserves a Treat for that Neat Door Trick.

    The Book, A Dog’s Purpose, began with a Box of Kleenex so we can only imagine how the Movie is. Thanks for the Trailer Tip, Hounds. We went back and checked out Wose’s link from last night.

    Macy-Min-Pin: You saved the Best for Last. Those were Great 4 Liners.

  4. Barb, Maggie & Angel Lucy
    10:03 am on August 28th, 2016

    Happy Chetspeak Sunday. I agree, fork over the treat, Bernie.

    Not going to watch A Dog’s Purpose. I know the book was great, but I blubbered thru it from beginning to end. Not going to subject myself to that again!

    Beautiful late summer day here. Enjoy your Sunday, everyone!

  5. Barb, Maggie & Angel Lucy
    10:07 am on August 28th, 2016

    OK, the trailer looks good, but just watching that brought tears, so no, not gonna do it!

  6. Howlers
    10:23 am on August 28th, 2016

    Happy Sunday! Mom forgot it was Egg Day, so no eggs for us (yet). This retirement lifehas her completely losing track of days, dates, or time. Ugh

  7. Herd of Hounds
    10:35 am on August 28th, 2016

    A’Howlers, if it weren’t for the cell phone, mom would never know what day it is, and she still looses track 🙁

  8. Masquers
    11:35 am on August 28th, 2016

    Is it just me or are trailers these days showing most of the movie?

  9. Diane C.
    11:58 am on August 28th, 2016

    Hello and Happy Sunday Everyone–
    Masquers–I know the trailer for Secret Life of Pets included pretty much all the good stuff, so you may well be right.
    I chose not to read “A Dog’s Purpose” because I had the feeling it would make my eyes leak, so I also won’t see the movie. Life is too short and full of sorrow in real time; I won’t court it in my discretionary leisure.
    The velociraptor is a puppet? I must have one for Halloween! How do I obtain?
    I loved everyone’s 4-word posts, although I noticed no one incorporated “defenestrate” or “defenestration”…

  10. Tupper's Mama
    12:31 pm on August 28th, 2016

    What a great treat for the day. The Storyteller has made a friend for life.

  11. Masquers
    1:16 pm on August 28th, 2016

    TM: Wow! Sound effects and everything.

    We liked A Dog’s Purpose but didn’t think Cameron’s follow up book, A Dog’s Journey, was nearly as good.
    Has anyone else read it?

  12. Herd of Hounds
    1:39 pm on August 28th, 2016

    Regarding “A Dog’s Purpose”…there is a book in the children’s section that mom works with each week. She can’t remember the name but is a ZEN story of a dog’s journy through the different incarnations to finally be released. Mom cries if she sees it and it and A Dog’s Purpose reminds her of this book.

  13. dawson
    2:29 pm on August 28th, 2016

    Love the Chetspeak. It makes me laugh. I wonder if Iggy will ever get a treat for opening doors.

    From all accounts, A Dog’s Purpose will make me cry – not the sort of book I want to read as the days are getting darker and winter looms.

    Storyteller: Friends in high places? Lucky you. 😀

  14. Howlers
    2:50 pm on August 28th, 2016

    Masquers, we loved “A Dog’s Purpose”, and felt it was more uplifting than sad. But we agree with you that “A Dog’s Journey” was not so good. Sometimes it is best to foregoa sequel, and let well enough alone.

  15. Lucille Murphy
    5:03 pm on August 28th, 2016

    new to this blog site but have read all of Chet and Bernie series as well as Woof and Arf…waiting impatiently for more! I read A Dog’s Purpose-no way will I cry my way through the movie,too. Loved the Art of Racing in the Rain-cried from page one- and another great one is Unsaid by Neil Abramson, in case you haven’t caught it. Many, many thanks to you, Mr. Quinn,for 2 wonderful series.

  16. Tupper's Mama
    5:15 pm on August 28th, 2016

    Hi Lucille – glad to have you join us in the blog pool. We take some getting used to- but we are worth it!

  17. B.Stover
    5:25 pm on August 28th, 2016

    Tupper’s Mama is making me laugh.

    Welcome Lucille.

  18. Masquers
    5:35 pm on August 28th, 2016

    Hi, Lucille. Per your recommendation, we are going to check out Unsaid.

  19. Herd of Hounds
    5:42 pm on August 28th, 2016

    Lucille, welcome. I, Lucy Lou think you have a beautiful name.

  20. BearSpiritDog
    7:00 pm on August 28th, 2016

    Lucille: Have you read the PA Echo Falls Series? Very Good!

  21. Herd of Hounds
    7:04 pm on August 28th, 2016

    BSD, you always know just what to say, especially about OFA.

  22. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:37 pm on August 28th, 2016

    Dear Rose!…Guess what we are watching right now???…heh!snort!…That is Right! “MoonStruck”…chuffle!….Someone found it in the free movies OnDemand so therefore!…yes!yes!…It has been a long while since we have seen this. And we here love it even more knowing you have been to the house…snorkel!

  23. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:47 pm on August 28th, 2016

    Rose!…Arrival at The Met!….wheeze!…This is the best part ever and then the Opera itself…..snorkel!swoon!

  24. Tupper's Mama
    12:38 am on August 29th, 2016

    Home at the hotel after the end of the very long, and very successful show. We packed some tonight, but will go finish tomorrow when we have had some sleep

    It was fun. It was hard work. It was worth it.

    And the Storyteller has a new friend. He is thinking of getting a team if them to run Iditarod. Imagine THAT team pulling into a checkpoint. Bet they would get their pick of camping spots. Heh heh.

  25. Staff
    1:24 am on August 29th, 2016

    I have never seen a Chipmunk in a tree!

  26. Howlers
    1:22 pm on August 29th, 2016

    Welcome to Lucille.

  27. Howlers
    4:45 pm on August 29th, 2016

    We had a visitor today:

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