Chetspeak on Sunday

Things have a way of suddenly speeding up in this life, or at least in mine. By speeding up I mean going faster than you yourself—meaning me, in this case—can actually go, if you see what I mean. No problem if you don’t: I don’t either, really.


And then you’ve just got to go faster than you can go. What choice is there? So that’s what I did out on the street in front of Livia’s Friendly Coffee and More. Somehow I had that whole box of biscuits in my mouth? Have I mentioned that already? More like an edge of the box, to be more accurate—no way a mouth, even a big one like mine, could take in a whole extra-large size box of extra-large size biscuits. My plan was to . . . was to . . . Never mind plans! Full speed ahead! I zoomed my very fastest, claws ripping into the pavement, the air full of biscuits streaming by. What a life! Had I ever . . . Biscuits streaming by?

– from Tail of Vengeance, the new C&B e-story, coming July 8. $0.99! You can find that under the couch cushions.

What’s In A Name?, a conversation between Ms. Publicist and Spence about a character in the Chet and Bernie series which normally appears on the 15th of the month, will be posted tomorrow.


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87 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. Zeus
    8:36 am on June 15th, 2014

    Good morning and a very Happy Egg Day, which I have now figured out happens every week.
    OMD I am rolling on this floor laughing. Chet the Jet! He must run like me! I dig my claws into the pavement too, so I can push off and go my fastest. And those biscuits streaming by! Dog! I can’t stop laughing!!!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:42 am on June 15th, 2014

    Good morning, OH and everyone! Chetspeak with biscuits…streaming by??? Never happened here. Sounds like fun. Egg Day 🙂 Sunday. Life is good 🙂
    Have a sunny, sundae, Father’s Sunday!

  3. Wose-the small and meek
    8:53 am on June 15th, 2014

    Morning Zeusikov, and HOH!


    Hey, Egg Day, Chet Speak, and Father’s Day all rolled into one! What could be better. I know…..the wise and wonderful Bear Spirit Dog up top!

    Zeusikov, are you being nice to my buddy, T.C.?

    May everyone enjoy their day!

    BBL as I have a very important announcement!

  4. Barb & Maggie
    8:54 am on June 15th, 2014


    That does sound like fun, Chet. Running like the wind. I can picture me doing that, but not my pal Lucy. She is much more likely to lay in the yard and let the wind blow thru her big floppy ears.

    Have to go remind Barb that today is also Egg Day!

  5. Barb & Maggie
    9:01 am on June 15th, 2014

    This is how Lucy spends most of her time. Just hanging out, keeping an eye on things. She is way past Ikette’s puppy stage.

  6. Wolfie
    9:09 am on June 15th, 2014

    I love Chet!

  7. BearSpiritDog
    9:12 am on June 15th, 2014

    Happy Father’s Day!!
    (Chet, If I Remember correctly, that means You Too)

  8. Herd of Hounds
    9:47 am on June 15th, 2014

    Maggie and Lucy Ball, we love your foto in the2 yard. Looks like a great place to hang out :

  9. BearSpiritDog
    9:49 am on June 15th, 2014

    Zeus: Now we know why the ‘rents are Always Laughing when they are around you. You start laughing and the Pack joins in.

    Wose! An Annoucement? We Can’t Wait!
    Moi? I’m up top? Here I see LouLou as a puppy, no bigger than a minute.
    and Agent Patsy in disguise.

    Wolfie: Now how in Dog’s Name are we going to wait until August for this Great New Story?!

    Hounds: Had an early morning quip for you but now it is Too Late to pass it on. You will just have to Wait Until Tomorrow. Heh.

    Maggie: Nice Photo. Looks like you have everything under control in the back yard.

    Y’all have reminded me that Breakfast Awaits. Enjoy Egg Day Everyone.

  10. Wose-the small and meek
    9:58 am on June 15th, 2014

    Maggie, that is a great picture of you and Lucy. You are a very beautiful dog!

  11. Wose-the small and meek
    10:02 am on June 15th, 2014

    Teddy Ruff Ruff, Grizz and I are very excited to see everyone at Plunderfest, Vermont. I hope that you and I can run and play, and wrestle.

    I am also practicing Royal Manners for when I meet T&G. Can’t wait to see the Storyteller and the Royal Mum again.

  12. Barb & Maggie
    10:36 am on June 15th, 2014

    Josh just called and asked Barb what she was doing. That usually is followed by “Can you watch the kids for a few hours?”, but today he invited her to join them on a trip to Rockford. Guess there is a butterfly garden there and Josh is taking the kids. Barb says this is going to remind her of her trip east and all the friends that gathered to honor Our Friend in Purple.

  13. Loulou
    10:38 am on June 15th, 2014

    Teddy RR, Zeus and Macy as an advisor, isn’t there some way we can best this “no pull” thing?

  14. Barb & Maggie
    10:55 am on June 15th, 2014

    Wose, thank you, and have fun at your meet and greet.

  15. BearSpiritDog
    10:56 am on June 15th, 2014

    It’s What’s for Breakfast: The Zen of Bacon
    Bacon-Wrapped Pineapple, Onion & Mozzarella Rings…BACON DONUTS!

    Wose: Plunderfest Vermont sounds like So Much Fun. Someone Here has always wanted to go to New England. She vows that day will come.

  16. B.Stover
    11:06 am on June 15th, 2014

    I wonder if Chet means “cookie” when he says “biscuit” (from two Latin words for “twice cooked). What fun this story is going to be!

    I’ve been gardening.

    Good morning all.

  17. Tupper's Mama
    11:07 am on June 15th, 2014

    Happy Fathers Day, Spence. And Admin too.

    And Happy Day to all the fathers out there. Whether your children are two or four legged, we celebrate you today.

  18. Barb & Maggie
    11:14 am on June 15th, 2014

    Have a great day everyone. Barb is off to butterfly land.

  19. B.Stover
    11:30 am on June 15th, 2014

    Someone asked about “cook” and “bake.” (I’m not sure if it was a real question.) “Cook” is derived from Old English “coc” which in turn is derived from Latin “coqere”–to cook. “Bake” is derived from Old English “bacan” which I believe is an original OE word.

    For anyone interested, a new two-part mystery begins tonight on Masterpiece Mystery titled, “The Escape Artist.” It stars David Tennant. (I assume the second and final episode will be next week.) Tennant will also be starring in an “American” version of “Broadchurch” in the fall titled “Gracepoint.”

    I love the picture of Maggie and Lucy.

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  21. Siber-H
    11:41 am on June 15th, 2014

    Chet’s post this morning reminds me of some of my thieving except mine happens in the house and mom can corner me eventually. Totally looking forward to the e-story.

  22. Siber-H
    11:52 am on June 15th, 2014

    There is a small book for sale on Amazon called, My Dog Pulls–What do I do? The author is Turid Rugaas.
    Mom has not read the book but has known of its existence for quite awhile now.
    The book has good customer reviews. Mom thinks she would try this trainer’s methods first if she had a dog with a pulling problem.

  23. Tupper's Mama
    11:54 am on June 15th, 2014

    11:37 – yup, we are convinced that you are a real blogger.


  24. Masquers
    12:01 pm on June 15th, 2014

    B: Thanks for the info on Masterpiece Mystery.
    We will also be looking forward to seeing David Tennant in a new episode of Broadchurch.
    Tupper’s Mama: Where is the Blog Moderator when we need him?

  25. Masquers
    12:02 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Siber: Is that a real name?

  26. Siber-H
    12:11 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Masquers, Yes, lol, I think she is Sweedish

  27. Siber-H
    12:12 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Yark! typo Swedish

  28. Herd of Hounds
    12:21 pm on June 15th, 2014

    We are pooped out from sitting in the shade outside watching mom put green stuff in pots and the ground. Not sure why. Way too hot to do anything except play!
    (Lucy Lou now) Speaking of pulling…earlier this Spring, mom and the boarder to Darah and me to the lake in our neighborhood. Mom had my lead and the boarder had the newf. If you can believe it, she tried to walk in FRONT of me. No way, Jose! I trotted forward and had visions of being a sled dog…ZOOM 🙂
    It was great the way mom played along like a sled, bouncing over rocks. Never did figure why that was the end of the walk for the day 🙁

  29. Masquers
    12:22 pm on June 15th, 2014


  30. Masquers
    12:24 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Lucy Lou: Lol.

  31. Herd of Hounds
    1:48 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Staff, part of mom’s messing in the dirt today included planting some veronicas, salvias and zinnias (to go with the marigolds and celosias). She had no sooner put those in the ground when in came a brown flutterby and a black and yellow one. Very exciting 🙂
    Hope Barb enjoys the Illinois butterflies. Mom is hoping she takes fotos!

  32. Herd of Hounds
    2:33 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Mom is a bona fide idiot on butterflies but has also see a bright yellow, medium sized one today, too. Are they coming out of the woodwork or what?

  33. dawson
    2:42 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Love Chetspeak! “Biscuits streaming by?” I’m sure it doesn’t get any better than this!

    Barb&Maggie: Beautiful picture of Maggie and the lazily lounging Lucy.
    How nice of Josh to pay back and bring Mom to the Butterfly Garden

    Plunderfest Vermont! Like BSD, I would love to see Vermont!

    HOH: (laughing – can’t help it) A vision of Mom as sled.. Ouch! Don’t feel bad. I was the sled for a goat once! A long time ago.

    I have a viola or a johnny jump up blooming. One day I will have a whole gardenful like Rio’s friends mother. I also have a sunflower that is blooming! This is from a package of various types of sunflower. It is only about 1 foot tall. I hope some of these sunflowers are the really tall kind.

  34. BearSpiritDog
    2:58 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Dawson: Love those really Tall Sunflowers!

  35. Siber-H
    3:00 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Wow! Mom just found a big, pretty snake in our front yard. It is a western coachwhip snake…kinda pinkish. They move very fast.
    Mom really, really, hopes it stays out of the backyard so it will go on living.

  36. Masquers
    3:13 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Siber: Yeep! Is it of the dangerous variety? Like Indiana Jones, I am not fond of snakes.

  37. Siber-H
    3:19 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Masquers, Coach snakes are completely harmless.

  38. Masquers
    3:20 pm on June 15th, 2014


  39. Wose-the small and meek
    3:32 pm on June 15th, 2014


    2014 seems to be rolling right along. How did it get to be June so fast?

    With that being said, we must have a 2015 PLUNDERER calendar, don’t youse think so? And PLUNDERERS should be on that calendar.

    I would like those of youse who would like to be a calendar dog/kat/two-legged, to send me two most excellent pictures of yourselves.
    RIO! I know you don’t like taking pictures, but I am sending you a gentle kiss, and saying please.

    Since there are so many of youse, I would like to set up the calendar so that two
    of youse appear on each month. Never fear….those of youse who do not appear on the 2015 calendar, will appear on the 2016 calendar.

    You can e-mail the photos to my e-mail account. If you do not have it, shout out on these here blog, and I will make sure you have it.

    I would like to have all the photos by July 13th. So, say cheese youse guys!

  40. dawson
    3:58 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Wose! You are right. Already 2014 is almost 1/2 over and time’s flying by like biscuits! All the Plunderers are gorgeous looking 4 leggeds and I would like to gaze at any one (or two) of youse for a whole month! Case in point: the picture of Maggie and Lucy posted today.

  41. dawson
    3:59 pm on June 15th, 2014

    … Lucy, posted today.

  42. Thieves!
    4:05 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Chet: Biscuits streaming! You are living the life, amigo.

  43. BearSpiritDog
    4:15 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Wose: A Big Yes and yes!!

  44. Diane C.
    4:29 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Hello and Happy Father’s Day–
    I can’t wait to read this (and am really happy that the e-story is coming out in July).
    I wanted to ask y’all (and I think especially the people in AK) if they know anything about this like I’m attaching. My bond broker disappeared, then said he had been in AK and done sort-of tourist mushing. I didn’t know how to respond–good thing or bad thing?

  45. Diane C.
    4:30 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Alos, can someone please explain to me why I seem to be hooked on the World Cup? I don’t even understand how the game works and most of the teams’ shoes don’t match. And yet…
    I hope D. Tennant is fab tonight–this is my first Sunday in a long time without Cosmos to which to look forward…

  46. Diane C.
    4:31 pm on June 15th, 2014

    …for “Alos” just above, please read “also”. (Brain cells checking out apace…)

  47. Diane C.
    4:42 pm on June 15th, 2014

    T and G and Mom–Yay for a hospital-free day! May yesterday prove to have been the first of many!
    HOH–Low Marx! Just got it! Does this mean we’re off frogs and on to Econ? (In which case, a chemist, physicist and economist all…)

  48. Diane C.
    4:44 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Rio–I was riveted by the I.C-vs Japan match and I don’t even know why. I kept hoping Japan would score just once more to save face, byt that Drogba guy just seemed to energize everyone (plus ths I.C. cheering section was really impressive)

  49. Diane C.
    4:47 pm on June 15th, 2014

    I’m being moderated bcause I commented on soccer players’ footwear. what IS that about (and how did that Christian Louboutin post get past the moderator)?

  50. Wose-the small and meek
    4:49 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Awesome, Agreed! The Plunderers are a fine looking bunch!

  51. Barb & Maggie
    4:53 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Well……back from Rockford and would you believe we did not see one flippin butterfly! Evidently the butterflies are only there for a short time in the spring and then are released. So today we walked around in the humid heat and looked at some cool tropical plants. So why, you may ask, is it called the Nicholas Butterfly Garden? Anyway, we paid to get in there and walked around for a few minutes, then drove down the street to a small museum, paid again and walked around there for an hour. Now Barb is ready for a quiet nap!

  52. Zeus
    5:05 pm on June 15th, 2014

    What a day I have had. Again, they drove me to that village. This time we walked around a parking lot and nearby baseball and track fields. There were people and balls all over the place. Every time I thought I could run in and grab a ball, they made me sit. What is up with that! Loulou and Teddy, we just gotta figure out the answer to this crap.
    Next, we went to this big barn and an even bigger “yard”. I got to shop. I decided to buy a lot of stuff, but Mom said “Zeus, you don’t have any money”. So then, this guy shows them a harness where a leash is attached to the front ! Gasp! Every time I wanted to go somewhere, Mom made me turn around with that there leash. Then that Steve guy who was here last week took us all up to the fence around the yard, and by then, there were a bunch of dogs in there. I did not like some of them. They would come to the fence, like I was going to let them out of there. I told them I would not, in no uncertain terms. Then they took me in a small fenced in area with a gate to that yard. I was nervous that they would put me in there, but they did not. They took off my leash, and I got to sniff all those other guys. Then we got in the car and stopped at this fabulous place where Pop got me ice cream! Good thing, after all of that work I had to do. All in all, a good day. I am pooped.

  53. Meashka
    5:09 pm on June 15th, 2014

    We finally got our iPaw back. Mom took it away this morning. Maggie and Lucy, you girls look fab-u-lous!

  54. Siber-H
    5:27 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Diane, I’ll answer your question about tourist mushing in Alaska.
    It has become a pretty common thing for tourists do to. The Snowhook dogs have in past summers gone to the glacier and hauled tourists around. I am sure the tourists are impressed because they are real Iditarod dogs. This is more fun for the dogs than hanging out and doing nothing in the summer.
    I think tourist mushing is good for the dogs and good for Alaska. Sled Dogs were born to be sled dogs.

  55. Diane C.
    5:32 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Thank you, Siber. I guess no one does well with idleness.

  56. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:36 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Game!…Giants again. The Rockies really need a good Sweep to get their full confidence back again…snort!…This is going to be good!….Woooo!!

    Cool!….Nice cool day around here so someone decided to make a great big tasty lasagna…slurp!…It just went in the oven to bake or cook or whatever….sniff!…My friend says she is “Ka-pooped Out!” Its been a busy weekend. Time to hang-out, watch someone do laundry, drink a bowl of beer and watch Baseball…wheeze!

  57. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:12 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Diane!…Now if I could only get you to watch Baseball, you would be A-Okay…snort!

    Pitching!…Our pitching today is stinking up all of San Francisco….grump!

  58. Loulou
    6:25 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Oh poor Zeus. Not that awful leash!

  59. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:31 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Leash!…If my friend used that leash on us – well nothing would happen…heh!heh!

  60. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:32 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Nothing!…By nothing I mean it would not change our routine. The leash would just hang down in front of us instead of laying on our backs…chorkel!

  61. Buddy and Leno
    7:02 pm on June 15th, 2014


    Biscuits streaming past! My previous seeing Eye® dog (another Chet) would have loved that.

    Calendar? Photos? I know Staff mentioned a plunderers Email and what not directory, but I haven’t heard any more about that. Count us in, I just need to find a photo. Anything with Leno in it will be great. Unfortunately, it may also have me in it as well. We shall endeavor to do what we can to mitigate the damage.

    And now, on to page 2.

  62. Meashka
    7:07 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Pop just gave us a raw chicken neck! Do you guys eat raw? We normally get everything cooked, but we believe raw is better.
    (Whispering). The neck was not removed from ome of Mom’s pet chickies.

  63. Masquers
    7:11 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Riö: Check your SDD when you have a minute (nothing urgent)

  64. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:22 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Gah!…I would turn my nose up at a raw chicken neck…gah!…Plus, my snaggle-tooth teeth wouldn’t do it justice…snort!

  65. Herd of Hounds
    7:41 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Buddy, even if you are with Leno, we would love to have y’all in the calendar! Heck, our mom might even show up with us’ns.

  66. Meashka
    7:46 pm on June 15th, 2014

    I should be on that calendar. But we all know Mom can’t take pictures.the only camera they have are their phones.

  67. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:49 pm on June 15th, 2014

    SWEEP!…The Rockies have Swept the Giants in San Francisco….WOOOOO!…This has not happened since 2008…heh!heh!…WOOOOO!HOOOOO!….I sure hope SiberH was watching this game…snort!

  68. Siber-H
    7:57 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Rio!! I just got back from the groomers. The Rockies came from behind and won that game! Sweep!!
    Swept the Giants, no less.

  69. Herd of Hounds
    8:00 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Are y’all tellin’ us y’all want this…

    on the calendar?

  70. Siber-H
    8:00 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Meashka, You should be the front page girl for the calendar.

  71. Herd of Hounds
    8:04 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Yes, we’d rather have..

    A girl who knows how to par tay !!!!

  72. Siber-H
    8:11 pm on June 15th, 2014

    LOL That is cute and priceless.

  73. Tupper and Gilly
    8:15 pm on June 15th, 2014

    We have been having a good day around here. Gramp’s birthday is very close to Father’s Day, so we usually celebrate them together. Plus we are leaving for a show on his birthday, so we really wanted to get the party started.

    We surprised him with a huge seafood feast – first course, lazy lobster, swimming in butter. Next course, swordfish and tuna steak kabobs done on the grill, with grilled zukes, mushrooms, red peppers and onions, and steamed jasmine rice.
    And finished up with an Italian fruitcake, layered with canolli cream.

    Even the Wrotten Kats got some. Everyone here is about to burst.

    And we are happy to report that brother is really settling down – no temper flares, and he is looking healthier and better every day. He will be seeing his doctor tomorrow, and he said he is going to ask for a recommendation for a psychiatrist – he realizes he needs some help.

    So, it has been a good day overall. Thank dawg.

  74. O'Howlers
    8:21 pm on June 15th, 2014

    T&G, you had a very good day. We are happy knowing that.

  75. BearSpiritDog
    8:32 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Tupper&Gilly: That is very Good News.

    Hounds: Darah looks to us like she is Too Pooped to Partay.

  76. Barb & Maggie
    8:44 pm on June 15th, 2014

    T & G, I would say you had a very good day at your place. We hope it continues.

    Going to say good night all. Been a long day.

  77. c.hobbit
    8:44 pm on June 15th, 2014

    T&G: good news at your home.

    Sadie has graduated to being a mom dog: Ikette is sleeping on her dining room bed and Sadie is laying on the cold tiles. I fed Ikette his puppy kibble and then gave Sadie a Nat’l Hebrew hotdog on the deck to eat. Ikette was there in a flash and took that hotdog right out of Sadie’s mouth and ran away (but didn’t get far). He has figured out that Sadie gets the good stuff. heh.

    In the meantime my living room carpet is full of scattered dog toys, single socks and house slippers –Ikette has learned to drag things from my bedroom.

  78. Tupper and Gilly
    8:46 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Guess what, guess what – Mama sent all of our pictures to Wose! We’re gonna be famous. Well, maybe not so much the Wrotten Kats, but surely Wose will pick Gilly and me, me, me for the calendar.

  79. Staff
    9:03 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Oh boy Alice will want to have way too many pictures sent to Wose. But I can’t do any until I get home. Well I can do one but I bet AbbietheKitty will not like it.

  80. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:04 pm on June 15th, 2014

    HoHo!…HaHa!…You won’t see me in that calender…snort!…No photos will be taken of this mug…grunt!

    Golinka!…So when my friend finally loses it and cracks up, can we come live with you and Gramps?…sniff!…I am sure you will be able to rehabilitator-tot her lickety-split…snort!

  81. Herd of Hounds
    9:08 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Oh wait, tomorrow our mom will put pretty pictures of us, us, us up for the calendar!

  82. Herd of Hounds
    9:30 pm on June 15th, 2014

    yes, us, us, us, !

  83. Teddy Ruff Rider
    9:44 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Ms Wose. I like your calendar idea a lot and I will get my mom and dad to send in pictures as soon as we are able. We are having something called “coverage issues” with our friends at Verizon right now, so while the IPaw seems to work, their smart phonies do not, except when we are actually in town. So if any of youses are specting SDDs from us, it may be sporadic at best. Anyways, I would like to be Mr. October if I can, I understand that is a real “hot dog” thing to be.

  84. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:05 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Smart!…Phonies!…snort!heh!snort!….Teddy made a funny…heh!

  85. Buddy and Leno
    10:13 pm on June 15th, 2014

    Hey, can I request June? Because yesterday was Leno’s birthday. He’ll be 7 next year (which means he just turned 6). Anyway, I’ll need Wose the small and meek’s Email. Anyone who wants can Email me at buddy (at) brannan (dot) name.

    Back to more fun and games tomorrow 🙂

  86. BooBear
    12:20 am on June 16th, 2014

    Just sent picture and description of auction item 1 to Rebecca. Guys, I took the best picture I could, but it still doesn’t do the item justice. So I hope you all will like it and want to bid! Hopefully, I can find another item to donate.

    Happy Fathers Day to all!

  87. Wose-the small and meek
    7:48 am on June 16th, 2014


    I will be going to “summer camp” again this week.

    Teddy RR, Since you are my BFF, that spot is yours!

    RIO! Please, I asked so nicely yesterday, and even sent you a gentle kiss. What would the Plunderer calendar be withou you.

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