Chetspeak on Sunday

A sheriff’s deputy came over, shotgun pointed down, although not completely down. Weapons are something I keep a close eye on.

“What’s goin’ on here?” he said.

“I was just saying that Frenchie hasn’t lost his sense of humor.”

“Bernie?” the deputy said.

“Hey, Waldo,” said Bernie. “How’s it going?”

“Hundred and seven in the shade and I’m out here with the scum of the earth – how do you think it’s going?” Deputy Waldo said, the shotgun now pointed directly at the ground, just the way I like. “This Chet?”


“Heard about him.” Deputy Waldo gave me a close look. Right away, just from a change is his eyes – tiny eyes and pretty cold until this moment – I could tell he liked me and my kind. “A pretty big dude,” Waldo went on. “What’s he weigh?”

“Getting him on the scale’s not easy,” Bernie said.

I remembered that game! Bernie tried to pick me up, maybe with some idea of standing with me on the scale. Lots of fun, but no one picks me up, amigo.

– from The Sound and the Furry.


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63 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:00 am on May 18th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! Wowser, Chetspeak (we love it), Sunday, Egg Day (scrambled here since picky Pookey doesn’t do raw) and another cool day here in the foothills of the Smokies!
    Have a smokin’ Sunday 🙂

  2. B.Stover
    9:09 am on May 18th, 2014

    “…but no one picks me up, amigo.” Love it!

    Good morning Chet and all.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:24 am on May 18th, 2014

    Great Chet’s Friends foto of Measka, Dima and Sasha on our screen. A blast from the past 🙂

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:35 am on May 18th, 2014

    Good morning all, and Happy Egg Day/Chetspeak Sunday. Beautiful day here. Sunny and mild, finally going to get to 70 today.

    Macy, to answer your mom’s question from last night, yes we live in northern Illinois, in Woodstock, about 15 miles from the Wisco border. Why not make your visit one in real time, and not virtual? We have a guest room.

    Also, last night you said “bite me”. That reminded Barb of Kathy, a Golden Retriever lovin’ gal that she used to work with before she retired. She was/is the Agency Manager’s assistant and her famous words were “bite me”. Barb ordered her a stamp with those words on it when she left 8 years ago. Now Barb is back working p.t. for the same company, and Kathy is still there and still has her stamp.

    Barb is leaving in a few minutes to have breakfast (eggs of course) with her daughter Shannon, then heading on to pick up her tomato plants from Gary G.

  5. O'Howlers
    9:49 am on May 18th, 2014

    No one picks me up, Amigo. We just love that! Heh heh!
    Happy Chetspeak and Happy Egg Day.
    One of our tomato plants has yellow leaves at the bottom, probably from getting way too much water during the big Friday storm. Will it come back? We sure hope so, for Mom’s sake.

  6. Zeus
    9:54 am on May 18th, 2014

    Hey Pookie! I had egg too! This place is great. I get an egg almost once a week I think. Does that happen to you?

  7. Herd of Hounds
    10:01 am on May 18th, 2014

    Zeus, mom calls it Egg Day for some reason. We think your eggs are fresher than ours. Don’t know why. Might have something to do with yours coming from a hen house and ours coming from the market?

  8. Barb & Maggie
    10:08 am on May 18th, 2014

    Howlers, Your tomatoes are in raised beds, right? The drainage is better in raised beds so the plant should recover. If the plants get flooded and stand in water too long then you have a problem.

    We love that line of Chet’s, too. Can’t you just picture Bernie trying to weigh him? Much easier at a walk-on scale at the V*E*T’s office.

    Later, off for breakfast – maybe an omelette or Eggs Benedict.

  9. BearSpiritDog
    10:09 am on May 18th, 2014

    Good Morning, Zeus and Pookie and Maggie & LucyBall and B and Everybody!
    We would Love to have Eggs Benedict, but instead it’s the usual…Scrambled. What’s up with that?

    Picturing Bernie trying to pick-up Chet or Nana trying to pick-up me. snicker.

    Min-Pin: Your “Bite Me” sign-off comment gave us a chuckle last night.

  10. Wose-the small and meek
    10:23 am on May 18th, 2014


    Tossed salad and scrambled eggs, anyone?

  11. Herd of Hounds
    10:33 am on May 18th, 2014

    If someone else is cooking, we say, “Go for it!” We of the HOH voted and you surely can toss the salad 🙂

  12. Zeus
    10:38 am on May 18th, 2014

    Fraser Krane!

  13. Masquers
    10:53 am on May 18th, 2014

    Rose: Frazier in Seattle!

  14. Zeusiköv
    11:07 am on May 18th, 2014
  15. Basil and Sage
    11:09 am on May 18th, 2014

    Good morning, family.
    Another lovely day in the northeast. Gramp was feeling well enough today to go to church. He was so upset about missing Easter service. He told his minister that he hadn’t missed one in his life. She said that the clouds wouldn’t part and send lightening bolts down if he missed the service while in the hospital. Gramp looked at her, and complete with a twinkle in his eye said, “Could happen”.

    All in all, we are glad he feels strong enough again.

  16. Masquers
    11:30 am on May 18th, 2014

    Herbs: We, too, are so happy Gramp is back on the road to feeling tip-top.
    Zeusiköv: You’re the dog!

  17. O'Howlers
    11:48 am on May 18th, 2014

    Hip hip hooray for Gramps!

  18. Diane C.
    12:05 pm on May 18th, 2014

    B. Stover–I’m also a big fan of the “No one picks me up, amigo” line (Chet is so noir, but with such a sunny disposition).

    [I’m on top of the world because two potential rescues at a high- k*i*l*l* shelter in a nearby county that I had nearly given up on (they told me one dog wasn’t available until May 1, but when I called May 1 they said he was due to be you-know-what that day and that I couldn’t have him unless I had pull rights with a rescue group) have been saved. I also now have more information for possible future scary scenarios.]

    I know no one asked, but I wanted to tell someone and it’s kind of early to call the local shelter buddies on a Sunday.

    Rio–Also missed my Friday train so had time to discover a Belgian-style ale made in California (so it had some dopey name–either Belgi-Cal or Cali-Bel or something). And only moderately
    Zeus–You sound happy. Is everyone getting along over there?
    Meashka–How’s it going?

  19. Staff
    12:36 pm on May 18th, 2014

    GAH! my post disappeared. grump

    Yay Gramps!

    Macy Love the bite me post….snicker

    More work on the garden raised beds today. A friend came over last night and helped Mr.Staff put them in the garden. Now we have to dig them into place. Then level them. Then put down rodent proof hardware cloth and weed block and then…then put in some dirt! Yikes. One step at a time.

    And then a special quilting seminar this evening.

    BB much L

  20. Staff
    12:37 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Diane C. Good job! wonderful to hear about it.

  21. BearSpiritDog
    12:45 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Diane: High paws to you. Very Impressive!

  22. O'Howlers
    1:37 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Woo Hooooo for Diane!!!!! You made us happy.
    All is well here on the farm, except: yesterday, Zeus chewed thru his slip collar while Mom had him on the leash for Pop and Ned’s lesson. So then Mom put a harness on him. She looked up to see the trainer mount, and Voila! The harness was chewed off. Just now, the ‘rents were mowing the grass. After a while, Zeus got bored. When Mom finished, she saw him sitting in the (now) open doorway waiting for her.
    Remember, Mom always said the trait most needed by a Husky (Sibe?) mom and dad is a Really Good Sense of Humor. Fortunately, Zeus makes Mom laugh. A lot.

  23. Herd of Hounds
    2:27 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Zeus wants to be a good dog but has had a tough life before y’all. Remember, ya love him. He is a character. We love hearing about him 🙂

  24. Herd of Hounds
    2:40 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

  25. O'Howlers
    2:42 pm on May 18th, 2014

    HOH, we tell these stories because we think they are funny. Z-Man is a fun guy! What a hoot. Exactly what the ‘rents ordered.

  26. BearSpiritDog
    2:50 pm on May 18th, 2014

    O’Howlers: Happy to see those Smiles…Especially Meashka’s…:)

    Hounds: Good One for a Sunday!

  27. Basil and Sage
    2:52 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Zeus is just adhering to the philosophy of “who would you rather be chatting with at a party: someone boring, or someone with an interesting life?”

    Putting out a prayer call. Andy, Mama’s pottery mentor is going through a very dark time. We are asking for prayers that he will be able to find the light soon.

    Gramp thanks you all for your good thoughts. We think he is pretty amazing

    Diane – you ROCK!

  28. Herd of Hounds
    3:07 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Basil & Sage and T&G and Golinka&Storyteller and Gramps: We here HOH, POP and others have Andy in our Thoughts and Pawrayers. Know those who have made am impression on us need our love and help sometimes.

  29. BearSpiritDog
    3:47 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Golinka: Positive Thoughts & Prayers are Winging their way East to your mentor.
    Andy: May you Feel Yourself Enfolded in the Light.
    Thinking of the words from the Leonard Cohen song, Anthem:
    Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack in everything
    That’s how the light gets in
    That’s how the light gets in

  30. Wose-the small and meek
    3:50 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Zeusikov and Masquers, fellow Fraiser fans!

    Sending healing prayers to Andy.

    Glad to hear Gramps is feeling better!

  31. Barb & Maggie
    4:15 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Positive healing thoughts going your way for Andy.

    Have been outside planting. After Eggs Benedict, Barb drove to Gary’s and got the plants. He told her to go ahead and plant them, so she is taking his advice, and since he dug them out of where they were planted in the green house, we don’t have much choice. He gave us about 12 tomatoes, 8 peppers, 2 eggplants and 4 brussels sprouts (all certified organic) and told Barb she owed him $10.00! He wasn’t going to charge her anything because she bought some of the tomato seeds, but she insisted on paying him. She tried to give him more and he wouldn’t take it. Around here the farmer’s markets people charge $3 – $4 a plant for organic, so this was a super deal!

  32. O'Howlers
    5:44 pm on May 18th, 2014

    We are thinking Gary is hitting up on Barb. Heh!

  33. Basil and Sage
    6:07 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Could be. That Barb is (excuse the expression) the Kat’s meow.

  34. Barb & Maggie
    6:10 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Not a chance Howlers. Gary has a S.O., Sue, who has been with him for 15 to 20 years. Gary is an old hippie with a beard and a pony tail, who is a vegan and (we think) maybe smokes a little weed. He is extremely laid back, and very intelligent. He doesn’t care about money, so Sue is more the marketing part of the partnership. She does farmer’s markets and sells to restaurants, etc. Gary just likes to chill out on his old tractor.

    He was telling Barb today that he lost most of his bees last fall. His 10 acre farm is surrounded by a hoity-toity subdivision where they have in their covenants that there can be no dandelions in the yards. Can you even believe that! So anyway, everyone uses Chemlawn services, and all the chemicals kill the poor bees who are just out trying to collect pollen.

  35. O'Howlers
    6:41 pm on May 18th, 2014

    We hate those lawn services. Not only are they bad for bees, and therefore food crops, but they are also bad for us Members of the Nation.
    Having said that, we had to once again spray awful Roundup in the riding ring today. We hate doing that, but at least we aren’t spraying crops or lawns or anything. Just sand. Does anyone know of a better alternative?

  36. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:42 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Gramps!…snorkel!…Can I lick your arms next time I visit?…sniff!

    Omy-dawg!…My friend is dragging butt tonight…snuff!…She has been on the go for most of the day. Staff will be happy to hear that she planted her garden and all kinds of other stuff including those Zenia Seeds…wheeze!… She now has a bonafied salad growing in the little garden. I can’t see anything yet, but she assures me something will come up one day…heh!heh!…A little fence was put up around the whole thing to keep Beau out. He is notorious for walking on newly planted things…chorkel!…Like today, right after the Zenia Seeds went in – my friend turned her back and he walked all over the planted seeds….cough!…Someone was not real happy about that…guffaw!

  37. BearSpiritDog
    6:42 pm on May 18th, 2014

    The Bees! What will become of them?

  38. BearSpiritDog
    6:57 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Nana leaves the Dandy-Lions alone and plants lavender, which they love. Still they are fewer and fewer in population.

  39. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:10 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Beez!…Their death will be ours…sniff!…So many chemicals and fertilizers we cannot even imagine what the harm it is causing….grunt!….That is why my friend decided to grow her own salad stuff this season. But what about all winter, what then?…gah!

  40. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:15 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Planted!…So far someone planted lettuce, green onion, radish, sweet basil, rose moss, a climbing vine, an impatient, zenias, lupines, petunias and some type of plant that looks furry…heh!heh!…She is exhausted, especially after the Hot!Hot!Hot Brutal Walk she took without us….Thank dawg…I’m told ours is later after supper…wheeze!

  41. Macy the Min-Pin
    7:18 pm on May 18th, 2014

    All here are lying around making digestive noises. Our kibble had a most delicious tub of tastiness mixed in tonight. (oh, mom did not have any, so she is not making tummy noises)

    Mom always feels like such a slacker this time of year when everyone is planting.

    So glad to hear that Gramps was not struck by lightning for missing Easter services. Mom missed once and felt a similar fear.

    Zoos, you are something else. Not sure what, but something.

  42. Herd of Hounds
    7:35 pm on May 18th, 2014

    We hope that bees will go back to areas their ancestors lived in…please!
    Here we do not use chemicals and hope for the best.

  43. Diane C.
    7:48 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Happy for Gramps, good thoughts and healing for Andy, no real sense of who this Gary is.
    Thank you all for rejoicing with me. Also just collected 2 dog beds for the local shelter and am now settling in to pray for a bee mutation that will withstand the nastiness that’s been imposed on them.
    O’H–When Ms. pretty first came to live with me, she chewed through two harnesses and a collar in the first three days. she’s now resigned to a thicker collar; still haven’t tried again with a harness.
    HOH–“Non-prophet”! Hah!

  44. Mollypop's Mom
    7:55 pm on May 18th, 2014

    We are having a good time here Sammie has been with us for a few days. We have gone for walks with one of those leashes that has couplet at the bottom so I’m only holding one leash for two dogs. It has worked very well.

  45. Mollypop's Mom
    7:59 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Couplet, coupler, you get the idea.

  46. BearSpiritDog
    8:04 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Sammie and LouLou look like Twins!

  47. Herd of Hounds
    8:28 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Goodness, don’t tell Princess Sammie that! The caca will hit the oscillating blade since she resents Lou Lou. But we are glad the girls get together sometimes.

  48. Masquers
    8:33 pm on May 18th, 2014

    HOH: It goes w/o saying…Princess Sammie is older and much more sophisticated…hopefully she is teaching little LouLou the ropes.

  49. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:40 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Beer!…Diane drinks beer!…snort!….Who’da thought?…heh!heh!

  50. Masquers
    8:44 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Today at Safeco Field:

  51. Kat
    8:47 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Do you think Mom could walk all of us with one of those couplers? Hah!
    We got to go for a ride tonight, just so Meashka would come in. She is really milking this thing. She hangs out with Z-Man all day long, so he is not the reason she won’t come in in in. She always gives the ‘rents a hard time about coming in at night, but now she doesn’t come in for dinner!!! Gasp!!!!
    Anyways, today was a good day. The list of Spring chores was finally completed. Yay!!! Now it will be all fun fun fun!
    We are watching Cosmos now; then we will watch Fargo if any of us can stay awake.
    G’night. And may our heavenly Creator please bless Andy.

  52. Kat
    8:50 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Oh, Masquers! Momma says she is going back to Seattle for some of that yummy food!

  53. Herd of Hounds
    8:51 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Amen, and keep an eye on our beloved Howlers!

  54. Herd of Hounds
    8:54 pm on May 18th, 2014

    This is the second time Nana et al have shown us yummy goo stuff at the ball park. We think it is time to head for the Pacific Northwest to get some of that good grub! Beats beans, weenies and popcorn!

  55. Masquers
    9:12 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Heh, heh…we’re only here for the beer…blurr on over!
    Looks like it’s time for “a little” Netflix binge watching.
    Season 2 of House of Cards. Excellent cast. Love Kevin Spacey.
    So…later ‘gators.

  56. c.hobbit
    9:33 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Been working in the hot sun trying to finish up the last of priming the deck and railings. Doing the deck is easy, all the railings are hard. I think I can paint it tomorrow and have it dry for 48 hours before rain is scheduled. Hears hoping….

  57. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:46 pm on May 18th, 2014

    CHobbit!…Maybe if you did not have a Hobbit-Sized paint brush it would go quicker…heh!heh!heh!

  58. Barb & Maggie
    11:09 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Barb went over to Josh and Jessica’s, helped plant more veggies, had dinner at 8:45, and then came home. The boss guy called and asked if she could fill in tomorrow, seems the other assistant was at the ER with some gall bladder problems.

    So relaxing day tomorrow is not to be. An extra $100 comes in handy right now, but she does not want to be doing this every day, so his wife will fill in if this becomes a long term problem.

  59. Tupper and Gilly
    11:30 pm on May 18th, 2014

    We don’t have anything interesting to add, so we will just say g’night, family.

  60. Barb & Maggie
    11:36 pm on May 18th, 2014

    We agree with T & G, nothing exciting to add here either. Nighty noodles all.

  61. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:44 pm on May 18th, 2014

    Nothing. Nada. Nite

  62. Zoe
    7:18 am on May 19th, 2014

    That one leash for two dogs thing is interesting with two Newfs!

  63. Kat
    7:59 am on May 19th, 2014

    Hey Zoe! That’s even harder to imagine than one leash for three huskies!

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