Chetspeak on Sunday

“Nothing to worry about.”

Total agreement on my part. By this time I could feel approaching footsteps under my paws, and also heard a boy say, “This rise?” and a man answer, “The next one. Almost there.” I glanced at Bernie and Anya: no reaction. Then I looked back at the trailhead benches: no reaction there, either. The bug woman was spraying herself again. The rest of them seemed bored. The human ear is a funny little thing – sometimes not so little: one of the dudes at the trailhead had the real big stickout kind – but what were they for, exactly? I lay down and waited. My ear to the ground, of course, hearing lots of thump thump thump, heavy-footed sounds of humans when they’re tired. I took a nice stretch, getting my front paws way out front. Hey! That thing where they start vibrating happened. So weird. I tried to make it keep happening, too late remembering that that always stops it, which is what went down. Sometimes not trying is the way to go, Bernie says. He calls that the Zen way, why I’m not sure. We took down an identity thief – no clue what that was about – name of Howard Zen sometime back, but he tried – tried real hard, in fact, all grunting and pouring sweat, especially when I had him by the pant leg, which was how we always knew the case was closed, me and Bernie.

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55 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. Tupper and Gilly
    11:05 am on April 20th, 2014

    Good morning all. Hope you all have a wonderful day full of Peeps and chocolate bunnies.

  2. B. Stover
    11:18 am on April 20th, 2014

    Good morning Chet and all.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    11:25 am on April 20th, 2014

    Good Morning, everyone! Hoppy Easter!
    Cadbury bunny arrested: charged with stealing eggs.

  4. Robin Pedersen
    11:30 am on April 20th, 2014

    Happy Easter ♥♥♥

  5. Cherokee
    12:12 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Happy Easter everybody!! I am already tired of waiting for these eggs to hatch

  6. dawson
    12:26 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Chetspeak: The human ear. I was looking at my new nephew yesterday and he has those stick out ears. The man who lives in this house has ears that stick right to his head. What’s the difference in hearing ability between the two? No clue.

    Good morning and Happy Double Egg Day to Everyone!

    Hi Robin: You are my first one of the season! Welcome.

    Cherokee: You are so good to your mama. Those are some fine looking eggs.

    Off to a brunch with family. It doesn’t get any better than this.

  7. Belle Starr
    12:33 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Hip-hap-hoppity Easter, everyone!

  8. dawson
    1:10 pm on April 20th, 2014

    CHobbit: Isn’t there some big Easter Parade in New York?
    You can’t run into McKey because he is in Massachusetts.

    Zoe: Did the Newfs get their eggs this morning? Enjoy the day with your grandsons and your future great grandchild. Remember, GLAD is eating for two!

  9. Herd of Hounds
    1:24 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Cherokee, great foto! Sometimes mom puts silly hats and bands on us too :(
    Egg day eas a real surprise here today. We got eggs that looked like the ones in Cherokee’s foto. Pookey just looked at hers till mom peeled it for her (spoiled brat). Darah Thea crunched hers like one bite but kept spitting out some of the colors. I dropped mine a couple of times and tried to eat around the colors. Mom laughed till her eyes leaked.

  10. Tenzing
    1:40 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Cherokee—I can’t help but love that guy.

  11. Barb & Maggie
    1:41 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Have a joyous and renewing Easter everyone.

    The Goddess of Oestre also wishes you a Happy Spring!

    Barb had a spring ritual this morning – she planted her new Kitty Willow bush (gotcha yesterday, didn’t we?)

    Off soon to spend some time with 2 of the Grands.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    2:35 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Barb, enjoy the grands. When you get a moment, we’d like an update on Lucy Ball.

  13. Tyb
    3:32 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Nice picture Cherokee. Have a great Easter and spring day everyone. We scraped ice off the windshield again today when we went to get the paper, but it’s 69 beautiful degrees outside now. The weatherman last night said we could expect snow on Tuesday. Is this weather crazy or what?

  14. c.hobbit
    4:04 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Dawson…for you from the Easter Parade on Fifth Ave in NYC

  15. Staff
    4:06 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Love the picture of Cherokee Bunny. He looks tired from all his Bunny duties. The eggs are funny all covered with paw-prints.

    ML poor baby. I hope all the plumbing stuff is fixed. Sounded complicated and very very frustrating.

    I went for a short walk to the mailbox and to get Dad’s favorite Olive Bread at the store around the corner. Children were running back and forth and making wonderful kid noises. Another neighbor, the one with the white standard bred Poodle was raking her lawn. AND! Our lawn had clumps of pretty purple crocus in the grass.

  16. Mollypop's Mom
    5:16 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Happy Easter and Welcome Robin Pedersen!

  17. Diane C.
    5:30 pm on April 20th, 2014

    A Happy and Healing Easter to all! I was up really early and had to leave before today’s first posts, but it sounds like everyone (including Cherokee, even tired out) is having a good day.
    ML and others–If you click on the link I’m including you can see a campsite yurt in Big Sur, CA in case you want to try it out. (To me, these lack the essential feature of waterproof floors that slope gently to a central drain and can be hosed off, but that’s just me.)

    http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/travel/2013/glamping-california-5-luxury-camping-sites/

    B and M–Bright blessings in honor of Oestre.
    Rio–One of my colleagues in the circ department of our local library makes his own beer and I was his first customer, but since there’s no labeling I’m not sure what each bottle contains (s/b IPA but may be Hefeweizen). Perhaps you’d like to be a taster? But if you’re tied up today, I can always fall back on my traditional Easter meal of champagne and hot cross buns…

  18. BooBear
    5:54 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Happy Easter!

  19. Wose-the small and meek
    6:08 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Happy Easter!

    I posted earlier today on yesterday’s post, but I wanted to wish everyone a lovely day.

    O’Howlers, I am glad that Zeusikov has found his forever home with youse. And I am glad you realize TC is the boss!

    CHobbit, I hope you are having a wonderful time in the Big Apple. I wasn’t thinking…we could have had a Plunderer meet and greet. I would have gotten tickets for The Statue of Liberty. Climbing Lady Liberty is a real test of endurance. Are you in NY for any time on your return from Turkey?

    LouLou! thank you so much for Mr. Carrot! He makes me feel better just looking at him.

    Turner Classics is showing Easter Parade at 8pm.

  20. O'Howlers
    6:22 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Hoppy Easter again! Welcome Robin Pedersen.
    Cherokee, we know that feeling. It takes a lot of rest to make us weary too.
    The ‘rents just got home from Easter Dinner at Mom’s brother’s home. We were not invited. :(

  21. C.hobbiti
    6:46 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Wose: I have one more day in NYC. I do have a day on my return (Sat May 3) but may be dealing with jet lag. Today was hours of walking and things we wanted to do didn’t work out–certain museums closed, island tour cruise sold out, etc. After seeing some of the parade and getting a bite to eat were constantly walking from 12-5:30. Ugh. However, no shin splints yet so I am happy. Resting before dinner. I hope when we return to see a couple of museums and I hope to still see a Broadway show but that looks doubtful.

    I would to visit again–perhaps when I go visit MPM.. Don’t worry, we will meet someday.

  22. O'Howlers
    6:52 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Hobbit, If you visit MPM, you must come visit us us ! We wish it would be easier for travelers to get here. But if you can get to Philly, we can meet you.

  23. Mollypop's Mom
    6:55 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Rebecca, have you checked your SDD in the last week or so?

  24. ML
    7:05 pm on April 20th, 2014

    I went to church with my mother and then we went to Rick’s favorite place, Red Lobster. We came back to my house and mother lent moral support while I die some of the 500 things that need to be done. I ran the dishwasher, so now I have dishwasher backup in the shower too. At least the soap makes the “scent” a little better. It is looking like the hospital bill is not going to be paid in full after all. Some lucky plumber will be getting paid instead.

    On a brighter note, so far no dog has eaten my dinner. I have no idea what I am going to eat, but I am NOT sharing it with the canines.

  25. ML
    7:14 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Rio, do you remember a special night, and a lady bunny?

  26. Beau - The Black Pug
    7:29 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Sneeze!…Because dat dear sweet Rose asked, dis is a reading from Matthew 28….snuffle!cough!spit!

    After da Sabbath, at dawn on da first day of da week, Mary Magdalene and dat udder Mary went to look at da tomb.

    There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of da Lord came down from heaven and, going to da tomb, rolled back da stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, an his clothes were white as snow. The guards were sore afraid of him dat dey shook and became like dead mens.

    Da angel said to da women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from da dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

     So the women hurried away from da tomb, afraid yet filled with joys, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

    Amen!…And Happy Easter everybodies!…sneeze!

  27. Wose-the small and meek
    7:32 pm on April 20th, 2014

    CHobbit, yes! New York is a walking city. You can tell the visitors from those who live here…visitors walk at a leisurely pace, native New Yorkers walk very fast, and will stop at nothing to mow people down who are walking too slowly.

    I do hope we get to meet soon!

    O’Howlers , Philadelphia is a place Grizz and I want to visit again. I don’t know about this year, but if we do, my passport is ready!

  28. Wose-the small and meek
    7:35 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Beau, thank you so much!
    Happy Easter !

  29. Barb & Maggie
    7:35 pm on April 20th, 2014

    ML. Love the Easter Pug.

    Back from Josh’s where I had ham, slaw, green beans with walnuts and red onions, and a cauliflower dish that tasted and looked like rice. Josh has turned into quite a Paleo cook. He didn’t eat the slaw because the dressing had sugar in it, of course. Beautiful day here, in the mid 70s.

  30. Herd of Hounds
    7:39 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Beau, thank you for the Beau-tiful scripture “reading”.
    POP to OH: The dancing bird from last night was a sulfur crested cockatoo (not cockatiel who are small and grey or creamy). Thanks, we all chuckled and chortled. Bucko was doing his “Stevie Wonder” dance. Did you notice the African grey in one of the cages and the roseate cockatoo in another? They really have a peck!

  31. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:54 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Resurrection!….The Rockies are trying desperately to resurrect this baseball game….snort!…They need help from that Angle who moved the big rock…gasp!…It is going to be a close-one! Where is my couch cushion when I need it anyways?…grunt!

  32. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:08 pm on April 20th, 2014

    HoHo!…Do youse guys have any Cockatiels?….sniff!…My friend loves Cockatiels and after watching that damned video last night she is pondering the idea of getting one again…grump! and double grump!…Beau is bad enough…gruffle!

  33. O'Howlers
    8:29 pm on April 20th, 2014

    HOH and POP, glad you liked that dancing bird, and thank you for correcting us.
    Beau, your prayer saved us from the sweep! Thank you.
    We are watching The Hobbit, part two.

  34. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:08 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Sweep!…Would have been sweet but it was not to be…heh!…That was a great series against those Phillies!…chuffle!

  35. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:10 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Hobbit!…I wonder if they will make a “Hobbit In New York” and then ” A Hobbit in Turkey” movie…heh!heh!…Those Hobbits, you cannot keep them from Adventures!…Woooo!

  36. Barb & Maggie
    9:15 pm on April 20th, 2014


    This is nephew Eric who is doggy sitting this weekend in Annapolis for his friend’s parents. She is a 160 pounder, which is close to Eric’s size!

  37. C.hobbiti
    9:17 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Wose: my sister and I walk fast–passing tourists and residents.
    O’Howlers: it’s a deal. I’ll visit youse when I visit Mom, Tyb, and Wose.

  38. C.hobbiti
    9:18 pm on April 20th, 2014

    With all my walking, I’ve only seen one high school. I wonder where all the schools are–there must be hundreds in the city somewhere.

  39. Diane C.
    9:42 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Beau–that was lovely, and beautifully read.
    ML–Great photo of the pugbunny. May I suggest some chocolate (possibly with champagne) and an early night so you can call a plumber tomorrow. This too shall pass. Honest.
    C.Hobbit–Maybe you can find the performing arts HS (just listen for the theme music from “Fame”…)

  40. Wyatt
    9:45 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Beau: Thank you for your Bible reading. I like having a pug of the cloth among our ranks.

  41. ML
    9:51 pm on April 20th, 2014

    The last time I called a plumber the bill was over $6000. Fear and trepidation reign. I really am stuck right now for fear that nothing will ever be right again. But at least it is raining, so my grass got free water. Sorry to be such a downer, but I am so sad, and scared and, and, and…

  42. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:53 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Wyatt!…Have you been up to any new Shenanigans lately?…snort!

  43. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:55 pm on April 20th, 2014

    ML!….There must be a local plumber who will not rip you off…sniff!…My friend has one, his name is Phil – I wish I could send him over to you right now…grunt!

  44. Alice M. Johnson
    9:56 pm on April 20th, 2014

    snorting with laughter at the pug-bunny.

  45. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:58 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Alice!…grunt! and burp!

  46. Barb & Maggie
    10:04 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Night all.

  47. ML
    10:21 pm on April 20th, 2014

    Thanks Rio, the trip charge might be a bit much!

  48. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:46 pm on April 20th, 2014

    ML!…He is very reasonable because he is practically my friends neighbor…snort!…He is a very wise man too….sniff!

  49. Tupper and Gilly
    11:07 pm on April 20th, 2014

    ML. – try http://www.angieslist.com to find a reputable plumber who won’t rip you off. Or even try RotoRooter if you have them in your area.

  50. O'Howlers
    7:39 am on April 21st, 2014

    T&G, what a great idea! ML, no way this is going to cost you $6000! But do not delay; the longer you wait, the worse the clog will be. HUGS, HUGS, KISSES, KISSES.

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