Chetspeak on Sunday

The guy gave Bernie a close look. “Thought it might be you,” he said.

Bernie gave him a close look back. “Boo Ferris?”

“At your service. Hey, Chet, lookin’ good.”

Boo Ferris! And no longer sporting an orange jumpsuit. What a nice perp! He’d hijacked an eighteen-wheeler loaded with tequila that actually turned out to be prom dresses and he’d tried to make his escape by wearing one. The fun we’d had!

“What the hell are you doing here?” Bernie said.

“It’s a job,” said Boo Ferris.

“A security-type job,” Bernie said, giving Boo Ferris a long look, the meaning of which escaped me.

Boo Ferris leaned closer, lowered his voice. “The company thinks I’m my brother Bo,” he said. “Our socials are just one number different, so I can rattle his off like nobody’s business.”

Bernie smiled. “It’ll be our little secret.”

“Much obliged, Bernie. I always tell the boys I’d rather be busted by you than anybody else.”

“Let’s not test that again,” Bernie said.

– from A Fistful Of Collars.

Welcome new friends Bryce and Bootchie.


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113 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. Macy's mom
    9:37 am on June 29th, 2014


  2. Macy's mom
    9:40 am on June 29th, 2014

    Yes! Good Sun-egg day. Perhaps today is the day I finally cook the eggs that I bought for Rick and give them to the dogs. I need to do the water test on them. I am trying to clear things from the fridge that are old or I just don’t want, but those eggs are giving me fits.

    It is about time to get ready for church. My class is singing today in place of the choir, which takes the summer off.


  3. Barb & Maggie
    9:46 am on June 29th, 2014

    Good morning Macy and all. We didn’t have our usual eggs this morning. What’s up with that? Barb had 1/4 of a cantaloupe, something about a diet?

    C Hobbit, we think maybe this is a sign that you should go back and get Ikette. He was meant to be with you. We have some house breaking tips for you when needed.

    Happy Sunday everyone.

  4. O'Howlers
    9:52 am on June 29th, 2014

    Good morning! Happy Chetspeak and Happy Egg Day! YES to Ike coming back home to Sadie!
    Hobbit, for what it’s worth, Mom says that it is actually much easier to adopt a pup than to undo bad or no training that an adult dog has had. For her, Kat was a breeze.
    As to the potty issues, puppies must be walked outside after each and every meal. This is why she doesn’t feed them multiple times a day. Barb says 3 meals, Mom has only done 2 meals. Either way would work. The meals would be well-defined times, with walks or potty breaks to follow. There! Now that we shared that unsolicited advice, please go rescue poor Ike!

  5. BearSpiritDog
    10:04 am on June 29th, 2014

    Chetspeak…Love this part from Fistful of Collars!

    Just read the Bad(Good?) News from last night.
    We think it was All Meant to Be and that Sadie Bear says so too.
    Sending Huge Bear Hugs to the little guy.

  6. B.Stover
    10:14 am on June 29th, 2014

    Good morning Chet and all.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    10:16 am on June 29th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! WE didn’t get mom up until 7 this morning and Blondie left NO messes. She’s growing up. She says to tell CHobbit that Ikette should go back to her house before he thinks he’s done something wrong. Y’all bonded. Loved the Chetspeak with Boo/Bo. Cracks us up! Happy Egg Day, we got eggs with kibble today, too. Scrambled, thanks.
    Enjoy your Sunday, have a sundae. Except for Barb, of course, who really doesn’t need to loose that weight. Going to (yawn) nap now.

  8. Diane C.
    10:27 am on June 29th, 2014

    Happy Sunday all (and a Belated Happy Birthday to Spence.)
    Thanks to all who contributed to my rapidly-expanding knowledge about how to deter doggie urination in certain areas.
    New one today–Miss Pretty won’t take her Comfortis pill, which she really needs (I finally persuaded Edgar with a sort of disgusting bolus of bread and cottage cheese–Conan just swallowed his w/no complaints). I was thinking about some hard-boiled egg yolk, which she likes; she already knows how to eat sliced cheese and leave the pill, and I suspect scrambled eggs would meet the same fate. Any thoughts?
    I’m also voting with the “reunite with Ikette” group. I know you can do it.

  9. Herd of Hounds
    10:39 am on June 29th, 2014

    DianeC. Sometimes peanut butter works (for dogs who like it). Hidden in a slice of hot dog is also successful with some. Greenies makes “Pill Pockets” – a flavored treat the pill cab hide in. Didn’t work here, we found them and spit ’em out. Mom says they’re expensive, whatever that means. I (Lucy Lou) have figures all those out so mom and I wrestle and she puts it way back in my mouth then gives me a cookie. What fun we have 🙂

  10. dawson
    10:47 am on June 29th, 2014

    Spence: Thanks for the Chetspeak. I wonder how you picked the name Boo Ferris.

    HOH: Blondie is a real “looker”. Good to hear she let you sleep in this morning and left no surprises.

    Barb&Maggie: 1/4 of a cantaloupe? That’s it?

    CHobbit: I feel so sorry for Ikette. How could anyone get Ikettes hopes up only to change their minds?

    I really enjoyed all the pictures that were posted yesterday. My favorite showed Wose with a huge smile on her face!

    Teddy Ruff Rider: You look so very grown up already! Great pictures!

    Basil&Sage: (whispering) That was a funny picture of the Storyteller (with his tongue out) and his handsome drummer friend.

  11. Barb & Maggie
    10:50 am on June 29th, 2014

    Howlers, Your advice is good. We recommend 3 meals a day, but only up to 6 months. Wasn’t Kat close to that when she came to you? Even adult dogs should be fed twice a day and not once. Would you like to eat only once a day? If you give them 2 cups of kibble, just give one in the morning and one at night.

    Yes, pups usually eliminate right after a meal, but a good rule of thumb, add a 1 to their age in months. 2 months + 1 = 3 hours maximum that they can hold it. 3 months + 1 = 4 hours. Also, till 3 months, you can’t expect much due to developing kidneys and bladder. House breaking is much easier after that. If you are really having a problem with accidents, devote 2 or 3 days to intensive training. Keep pup attached to you by leash, and go outside hourly. Praise when they do their business. DON’T paper train in the house unless you intend to use pee pads.

  12. Barb & Maggie
    10:59 am on June 29th, 2014

    Diane, We agree the pill pockets are expensive. We have had luck with peanut butter and also cream cheese. Just put a little on the end of a spoon and push the pill down inside. Maggie and Lucy will both take it right off the spoon with no problem.

  13. Wose-the small and meek
    11:03 am on June 29th, 2014


    CHobbit, I think Sadie will be in a very bad mood if Ikette doesn’t come home to her.

    Loved the pictures with the Storyteller and his friend! The Storyteller is a really cool guy. Love him! Love the Royal Mum, too.

    Teddy, I bet your girl Zeta was very happy to see you again!

    RIO! Grizz and I were watching a program on National Geographic about dogs.
    I did not know that you and Beau are royalty! Your breed is 3,700 years old, and were raised to be companions to Chinese royalty.

    I am curtsying to you both.

    Beau, I am so glad you found your forever home. Good boy.

  14. Masquers
    11:14 am on June 29th, 2014

    Dawson: The photo of Rose with a smile lighting up her face is our favorite too.
    CHobbiti: Could you re-foster until they can clear you to adopt?
    Are you even up to it?

  15. Barb & Maggie
    11:15 am on June 29th, 2014

    Dawson, It was a big cantaloupe! Yes that and coffee was it for breakfast. But I am having chicken salad and cottage cheese at lunch.

    Does anyone drink kumbacha? I am going to try it but have heard it is an acquired taste.

  16. Barb & Maggie
    11:20 am on June 29th, 2014

    Howlers, as far as your comment about undoing bad habits, I think we really lucked out with Lucy. She was never abused and was well loved for the first 9 years of her life. She knows sit, lie down, no bark, come and a bunch of other commands. She really does not have any bad habits, unless you consider getting on the furniture a bad habit, which we don’t.

  17. Herd of Hounds
    11:30 am on June 29th, 2014

    (Lucy Lou – the vocal) Don’t know why mom is uspet with me today. All I have done is to bark like a chihuahua, repeatedly and incessantly. This is because SHE put a new bird feeder on the front porch. It is ugly even if it is squirrel proof. Tell that to the grey squirrel and the chipmunk sitting on the porch jeering at us, us, us.

  18. Tupper and Gilly
    11:42 am on June 29th, 2014

    RIO IS ROYALTY? ah, ah, ah , klunk.

    Sorry, Tupper just fainted.

    We kinda hope the Hobbit can take Ikette back to live with her forever and ever. It just seems so right.

  19. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:52 am on June 29th, 2014

    Old!…Does this mean my friend is Chinese and Royalty?…snort!…She never mentioned it before. I’ll be darned!…chorkel!…3700 years old? This would explain my bad breath, my bad teeth and my all around grumpy demeanor….grunt!

  20. Siber-H
    11:53 am on June 29th, 2014

    C.Hobbit, I have the same two questions Masquers does in his post of 11:14.
    Alice and I can fly over that lady’s house that said she was going to adopt IKE and then didn’t. I will drop a very large red paint bomb on it.

    We love that picture of Rose.

    Happy Chetspeak Day Everyone.

  21. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:09 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Momma Luna!…Check your SDD quick like a mother hen….snort!

  22. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:51 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Brutal!…This Mexico vs Netherlands game has been brutal so far….yeeep!

  23. Siber-H
    12:57 pm on June 29th, 2014

    I am watching it.

  24. c.hobbit
    1:16 pm on June 29th, 2014

    I can’t get ahold of anyone. Shelter is closed on Sundays. The foster/adoption group is having a big picnic today and had invited all former adoptees so no one is answering my text/emails. I am trying to get them to post Ike’s photos on Facebook ASAP let him to be adopted after he is neutered tomorrow instead of waiting until next Saturday. Usually before adoption day, they post photos but they didn’t post the ones I sent of Ike because he had already been pre-adopted.

    It is weird. From the first I was told that he already had an owner waiting after I fostered him– which why taking him was perfect for me –but I always had a bad feeling that it wouldn’t work out. Realistically, I can’t adopt him myself for several reasons but I am trying to make something good happen for him. In the meantime it feels like I am having a nervous breakdown.

  25. Siber-H
    1:21 pm on June 29th, 2014

    C.Hobbit, We are sorry and know this is hard on you. None of this is your fault. You did your best and everything you were suppose to do.

  26. BearSpiritDog
    1:26 pm on June 29th, 2014

    We say…When All Else Fails Crash the Picnic!
    In all seriousness…this situation is Heartbreaking…it’s no wonder you are spinning out of control.
    Like Siber-H just said, It is NOT Your Fault. You gave little Ikette lots of love which he is furever grateful for.

  27. Barb & Maggie
    1:36 pm on June 29th, 2014

    BSD, Ask Nana if she noticed a couple of mistakes in IN Dog? One was that he said he was giving Rochester 1/2 cup of kibble for his meal. That is was too little for a Golden Retriever. Secondly, did you notice his mistake when he was talking about IRAs?

  28. Siber-H
    1:46 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Rio, During this soccer game, they are giving a different time for the USA game on Tuesday than what I found on the internet yesterday.
    Check the blog Tuesday morning and I will post what both my newspaper and on-screen guide say about the start of the USA soccer game.

  29. Herd of Hounds
    1:54 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Nice to see cooling breaks in the Netherlands/Mexico game.

  30. Mollypop's Mom
    2:16 pm on June 29th, 2014

    As far as I can find out, the game is scheduled for Tuesday at 17:00 their time. That makes it 4 p.m. EDT. Northern Brazil is on standard time.

  31. Siber-H
    2:39 pm on June 29th, 2014

    MM, That agrees with what I found yesterday.

  32. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:48 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Yippeee!….If it is 4:00 then someone here can watch most of it with me!…snort!snort!

  33. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:49 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Chili!…My friend is in the process of putting together a great big batch of hot!hot!hot! green chili…sniff!sneeze!…Too bad all of youse cannot come over for supper tonight…gruffle!

  34. Diane C.
    3:08 pm on June 29th, 2014

    C. Hobbit–Oh dear–that adopting person will surely have some horrible karma built up (and perhaps coming to pass if Siber-H can get airborne), just as you (and Ikette) have done good things and will be reaping the appropriate rewards. Meanwhile Ikette may well be tougher than you think and will simply look at this as a day of rest. You did all you could (although crashing the picnic might be therapeutic–it if it’s not already over in your time zone).
    HOH and B and M–Making a little progress w/the cream cheese, now have little cc/comfortis balls in the freezer for a frozen treat. this might be easier if I could get the newest jar of peanut butter open…
    T and G–I really liked the pictures you posted of the storyteller. Was your Mom feeling shy? The shots of the band reminded me of the late great Linc Wray (so I listened to “Rumble” on You Tube.)
    Beau–My heart was also warmed by your story, but I am left wondering when and how you developed your spiritual bent. Will you elaborate?
    Barb–For some of us life is a diet, so I offer much sympathy but no practical exceptions except that if you walk and/or run about 12 miles each day you can eat whatever you want. This may work simply because all the walking/running takes up so much time there’s not much left for anything else except collapsing in fatigue. (It does work, though. So does eating a lot of melon if a craving hits. This is quite difficult in winter.)
    Was anyone here surprised that the Netherlands won? Still, jkudos to Mexico (and OUR hemisphere). The Mexican coach seems quite emotionally invested, doesn’t he?

  35. Diane C.
    3:09 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Barb–Oops. For “exceptions” above, please read “advice”.

  36. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:10 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Mexico!…I think all of Mexico is shocked right now…sniffle!…I really thought they would winnit…sneeze!

  37. Siber-H
    3:14 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Rio, That 4 o’clock is Eastern time. It will be 2 pm our time that the game starts

  38. Diane C.
    3:30 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Rio–The first half did look as though they might, but those Dutch are scary good.
    HOH and B and M–Not only are pill pockets expensive, they fool NO ONE! But, ha ha! Half a tablet in a frozen cream cheese-and-fake-peanut-butter ball has done it! Miss P. has probably gone over her limit in the fatty foods department today but the flea problem has been dealt with.

  39. Belle Starr
    3:31 pm on June 29th, 2014

    CHobbit: I asked that Damn Pixie of I could have a baby Ikette of my very own. She said no. I threatened her with a bad mood. She still said no. I am certain I can wear her down.

  40. BooBear
    3:50 pm on June 29th, 2014

    C.Hobbit, can you continue to foster Ike and take him for adoptions until his furever family shows up and adopts him? I’m sorry you aren’t able to adopt him yourself. Sounds like he was good for Sadie and she may do better when boarded if she has her little buddy with her.

  41. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:59 pm on June 29th, 2014

    BooBear!…That is an excellent idea…snort!

  42. Siber-H
    4:02 pm on June 29th, 2014

    BooBear, I agree with Rio.

  43. O'Howlers
    4:05 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Hobbit, we are sorry for putting pressure on you. You did a magnificent job of fostering, and the darn burnt person who promised to adopt Ikette is the person to blame here.
    B&M, Kat was 3 months or less when we brought her home.
    We do agree that paper training only trains pups that it is ok to pee in the house.
    The ‘rents went to another barn concert last night, again to see Ronstadt Generations. They are so good, and it was a fantastically beautiful summer evening. Mom says that summer is now officially underway.

  44. O'Howlers
    4:06 pm on June 29th, 2014

    That was a link to a song by Ronstadt Generations.

  45. Mama Luna
    4:47 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Rio: Sneeze! Because a lady doesn’t snort. Right now, my mama is trying to decide from two shades of purple in the oops paint section. She says it is for the auction house.

    Potty training! My mama will tell you I have a bladder of steel. She followed the same approach mentioned on this here blog of bathroom breaks following my meals. She and the Giant were diligent, consistent and followed up with praise. The only problem was I was potty trained in the winter. As the snow melted, I’d find a patch of snow to conduct my business, but what was this?–One day the snow disappeared. My mama had to explain to me that it was going to be a very long summer if I insisted on only going on snow. I’ve trained each of the dogs in the house since then.

  46. BearSpiritDog
    5:01 pm on June 29th, 2014

    O’Howlers: We really liked that Ronstadt Generations tune.
    Thanks for the link!

    Belle-Starr: Keep working on her. Ikette would most certainly make an Excellent Member of the Snowhook Team.

    Barb&Magpie: Yes! Glaring Errors. 1/2 cup of Kibble(Dog Forbid)
    Pleeease! Financial advice? No, again. Oh, well it’s his first book in the series…..

    Diane: Glad to hear you found a Solution to the Pill Problem.

  47. Belle Starr
    5:15 pm on June 29th, 2014

    BSD: That Damn Pixie is tougher than she looks. Negotiations are at a stand still. Being in a very bad mood is a lot of work. I’m going to take a nap. Maybe she will see reason by the time I wake up, up, up and let me have a baby Ikette of my very own.

  48. Tupper and Gilly
    5:20 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Hobbit – bless your heart, you have done nothing wrong. Ikette will live through this trauma, and maybe now a GOOD person will adopt him. Glad that woman didn’t take him after all; she doesn’t sound like she would make for a good responsible owner.

    Mama has been out all afternoon. She was going to a store to return some things, and Gramp wanted to go along. Sigh…that man can take a half hour to decide on which box of cereal to get. Now he wanted a dress shirt, some jeans and a pair of foot wear. After he finally made some decisions on that, he asked to stop at Tractor Supply “on the way home”. Problem is TS is in an opposite direction. But off they went. After that, he wanted to stop at CVS for a “couple of things”.

    So, her day of relaxing on the back deck with a good book – shot to hell.

    Oh well, there’s always tomorrow.

    Say, Rio – can you blur a bowl of that green chili over this way. Pleeeeeeeezzzzzzze?

  49. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:36 pm on June 29th, 2014

    CHobbit!…Last night you were asking me for a Kiss…snort!…Now let me refresh your memory. When I was there at the Hobbit Hotel I tried and tried to give you kisses when you sat in your chair, but you kept saying, “Gah! Get off of me! That breath! Ugh! You are too heavy and your pointy pug feet dig into my little Hobbit legs!”…sniff!…I tried to lick your furry feet, but you didn’t like that either…gruffle!…Remember??

  50. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:38 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Golinka!…I sort of wish I could send it your way. Beau and I do not want any of it – way too hot-as-hell…grunt!…She says it is a really good batch this time, meaning really-hot-as-hell…wheeze!

  51. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:45 pm on June 29th, 2014

    FINALLY!…The Rockies beat the Brewers!!!…snort!snort!…Sorry bout that Linda The Lurker – but not really…heh!heh!…My team has lost so many games that a win is a novelty…chuffle!

  52. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:59 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Addicted!…It is official. We here are addicted to the World Cup….snort!…Costa Rica vs Greece – Exciting!…woooooo!

  53. Wose-the small and meek
    6:11 pm on June 29th, 2014

    CHobbit, You did a great job with Ikette. Pawsitive thoughts that Ikette will find a loving forever home.

    Belle Starr, Did you try batting your eyelashes over your big, brown, beautiful eyes? It works for me (sometimes).

  54. Macy's mom
    6:11 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Does anyone use the flea killer stuff that you put on the back of the dog? Belle seems to have a few little friends. Macy and Annie do not. I have never treated a dog for fleas before. Just never had a problems with them. The package says to separate the treated dog from others for 24 hours. I am guess that is to keep the others from licking the treated dog? NOBODY licks Belle, so that would not be a problem. Belle is Rick’s dog and he needs to get back here and take care of her RIGHT NOW. I’m not cut out for single parenthood.

  55. BearSpiritDog
    6:18 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Royal Mum: Heh, heh. Gramp, Gotta love him! 😉

    Macy’s Mom: The Once-a-month stuff on the back of the neck works great. You can pick it up at the vet.

    Hum…My bags are packed…I’m ready to go

  56. Masquers
    6:18 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Riö: Check your SDD pronto.

  57. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:20 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Fleaz!…The separation thing might be because fleas jump from victim to victim…sniff!…Once the treatment is applied the fleas will flea Belle and try to find another source of pulp juicy food…aka Macey…heh!

  58. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:21 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Maskers!….Nada! Nothing there…grunt!…Are you playing tricks on me again?…wheeze!

  59. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:21 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Maskers!….GMAIL not Yahoo…sniff!

  60. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:22 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Bear!…Where the heck are you going?…snort!

  61. Herd of Hounds
    6:27 pm on June 29th, 2014

    BSD: Tanks, Leavin on a jet Plane was a wonderful memory 🙂

  62. Masquers
    6:31 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Oops…check again.

  63. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:36 pm on June 29th, 2014


  64. BearSpiritDog
    6:38 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Rio: Remember, we mentioned this a while ago. In fact, Linda the Lurker made a comment about it being chilly at the time.
    To recap: Nana’s sister is having a 50 Year Reunion Back East and wants some company on the trip.

  65. Barb & Maggie
    6:42 pm on June 29th, 2014

    We usually don’t use the flea-tick-mosquito stuff but Barb did put it on us last week. We have never had a flea or tick problem, but the mosquitoes were so awful that they were swarming all over us when we went out. Once you put it on it works for about a month.

    Bear, The comment about IRAs that bothered Barb was when he said you can withdraw money without penalty at 69 1/2. Actually you can take it out after age 59, and have mandatory withdrawals (RMD)the year after you turn 70 1/2. If someone is going to throw out facts in a book, then they should be correct. If Spence had done that she would be emailing him!

  66. BearSpiritDog
    6:52 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Magpie: She should! Barb should let the Author know his So Called Facts were in error.

  67. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:02 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Bear!…I have absolutely no recollection of any of this. I think you are making it all up as you go….snifff!

  68. Thieves!
    7:12 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Making stuff up! This is one of our specialities. It comes in handy when we need someone to believe we were somewhere else or doing something more deed than misdeed.

  69. Masquers
    7:23 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Thieves! Have your lady check her SDD.

  70. Herd of Hounds
    7:26 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Who? Did what? Where? Are you sure? (Does this approximate what we should say?)

  71. Barb & Maggie
    7:33 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Nana, Have a great time on your trip.

    All in all, Barb still enjoyed the book and will try the next one, In The Kingdom of Dog.

  72. Macy's mom
    7:58 pm on June 29th, 2014

    We here are all too aware of the 59 1/2 deal on retirement funds. It is a penalty on out youth, heh-heh.

    I am still unsure on putting the flea poison on Belle. She is just so uncomfortable, I want to help, but not make anybody sick, sigh.

  73. Herd of Hounds
    8:05 pm on June 29th, 2014

    MM, have used spot on flea stuff in the past. Bye bye fleas, no sick, Go by gogs’ weight. Should be O.K.

  74. Mollypop's Mom
    8:06 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Tonight is my annual playing of my DVD of The Last Waltz!

  75. Siber-H
    8:07 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom, A few years ago mom used the flea treatment on me…no problems at all. The vet told her it was perfectly safe.
    This was a product that was purchased from the vet.
    The mom of my two Husky friends at the dog park occasionally uses a flea treatment on them. She uses a product purchased at a pet store.
    My neighbor uses a flea treatment purchased at the pet stores on his little Yorkshire Terrier…no problems using it on that little guy either.

  76. Siber-H
    8:11 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom

    One question: Have you actually seen the fleas on Belle?
    If her problem isn’t fleas then chances are the itching is allergies.

  77. Mollypop's Mom
    8:18 pm on June 29th, 2014

    This concert is from 1976. I’m not too old am I? Ha ha. Now the sad stuff happens as people die off and Levon Helm is gone.

  78. Tupper and Gilly
    8:53 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom – out here we have to use the flea/tick meds. Been using them for years and never had any problems.
    You have to use the correct dosage for the weight of the dog. And if you are doing one dog, do them all. Fleas get into carpet and furniture, and there is no such thing as one dog in three having fleas, and the others don’t.

    Bear – you will have to refresh our memory too. We don’t remember details of Nana coming east.

    We forgot to tell you – one of the guests yesterday was a black Pug named Magic. He stayed pretty close to his people, but he also fell in like with our Mama. And now she thinks curly tails are pretty cute. Harumph!

  79. Alice M. Johnson
    8:58 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Siber-H, Staff told me we had a job to do involving the Jet?

    Macy’s Mom. Staff puts that flea stuff on Abbie and me every summer. She has forgotten about it this year. She says that even though we don’t go out (heh heh heh) we somehow seem to get fleas. She lies. I got out whenever I can. It is so easy to lull those big slow 2-leggers into closing the door slowly. snicker.

  80. Belle Starr
    9:12 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Golinka: Please check your SDD.

  81. Billy's Buddy
    9:25 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Nana is visiting Duluth, Billy’s Buddy Linda’s hometown. It was 70 degrees there today, but it has been in the 40s for the last two weeks.

    I also told Rio that I have been rootin’ for the Rockies because I love him, him, him. I hope he reciprocates my feelings. Do you, Rio, huh? (How humiliating to beg.)

  82. Siber-H
    9:30 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Alice, Keep the jet on standby. I have to figure out a way to get away from mom since this is a covert mission.

    Billy’s Buddy, The Rockies need all the help they can get.

  83. Thieves!
    9:33 pm on June 29th, 2014

    SiberH: We are great at causing a distraction if needed. Just let us know if our services are needed. We can be dispatched at a moment’s notice.

  84. Billy's Buddy
    9:35 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Siber-H, we here love Justin Morneau and Michael Cuddyer. They were so much fun to watch when they were Twinkies, that we wish them and you all the luck we can muster.

  85. Tupper and Gilly
    9:47 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Belle Starr – checked and double responded.
    And no, you cannot have that cute, curly tailed Pug Mama met yesterday.

  86. Barb & Maggie
    10:04 pm on June 29th, 2014

    I think I remember Nana talking about Duluth.

    Going to say good night now.

  87. Siber-H
    10:11 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Thieves, All help is appreciated especially from a couple of professionals.

    Billy’s Buddy, Thanks for the good wishes.

  88. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:28 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Team!…Sorry….snort!…I cannot and will not root for any other team until I know for sure that my team is OUT!OUT!OUT! of it…grunt!….That is a fact and I’m sticking to it..snort!

  89. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Wow!…Whatever season of Sherlock I am watching is most excellent so far…wheeze!…Unbelievable in fact!…snorkel!…Moriarty – love him – hate him….heh!heh!

  90. BearSpiritDog
    10:31 pm on June 29th, 2014

    MollyPop’s Mom: Is The Last Waltz you are referring to a DVD of the actual Concert or the Scorsese Film?

  91. Thieves!
    10:40 pm on June 29th, 2014

    SiberH: We are on our way. We are bringing back up in the form of Wyatt. It is his trial run at diversion. Wish him luck!

    Dishlickers: Our lady sent an email to dishlickers’ SDD.

  92. Siber-H
    10:48 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Thieves, Wyatt will do fine. I am sure.
    You guys need a Doc Holiday in the team since you have a Wyatt.

  93. Thieves!
    10:55 pm on June 29th, 2014

    SiberH: We have a Doc Holiday. His friends and brothers—that’s us—just call him Doc. Our Lady has a rhyme she says every time she feeds him:

    Hickory dickory Doc,
    the most amazing sled dog.
    Before he went home,
    he ran to Nome
    Hickory dickory Doc!

    He and Charlie were dropped from the 2013 race not because they were sick or injured but because they chewed harness after harness. Bad doc!

  94. Thieves!
    10:57 pm on June 29th, 2014

    SiberH: Now, that our Lady is looking instead of ‘bad doc’ we really want to say, “Now, who is a good Doc?” Do harnesses taste like chicken? We have no idea.

  95. Siber-H
    11:10 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Thieves, I am glad you have a Doc at Snowhook. I like the rhyme.

    Some of you in the team know what harnesses taste like.

    Night All

  96. Thieves!
    11:12 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Wyatt’s first attempt at diversion did not go as planned, but in the end he did well. The plan was for him to distract SiberH’s maw with a long winded note attached to his collar. The note was on the finer points of why SiberH should be allowed off leash. From the first line, she knew something was apaw. She’s a sharp one. In a moment of desperation, the pointing-look-at-that-moose tactic was used. It was just enough time for SiberH to sneak out of his yard. Alice is revving the engine as we speak.

  97. Masquers
    11:14 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Midnight caper!

  98. Thieves!
    11:15 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Masquers: Other than early morning shenanigans, midday cahoots, and late afternoon misdeeds is there any other kind of caper?

  99. dawson
    11:19 pm on June 29th, 2014

    I remember Nana mentioning going to Duluth.

    I read every other word but this I did read.

    Rio: I would like to try some of that really hot chili.

  100. Thieves!
    11:23 pm on June 29th, 2014

    We are sure that really hot chili equals matching odoriferous manifestations from Rio. That may not only clear his yard, but his entire neighborhood.

  101. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:24 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Dawson!…If you ever come down to the lower 48 in this territory someone will cook a big pot o’ fire for you….heh!heh!

  102. BearSpiritDog
    11:25 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Thank You Billy’s Buddy, Barb&Magpie and Dawson for Remembering that post. I was starting to doubt myself.

  103. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:27 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Gah!….Someone says she has to get up reall early tomorrow…grump!…So we may or may not be leaving this basement soon. It is soooo cool down here and even Beau is snoozing and The Last Comic Standing is still on…gruffle!…I can’t leave now! No way!…grump!

  104. Thieves!
    11:29 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Rio: You don’t have to be up early do you? Send your Friend to bed and stay up late, late, late. We will bring by hot wings.

  105. Thieves!
    11:40 pm on June 29th, 2014

    We are going to watch ‘game film’ of Wyatt’s trail run at diversion before going to bed. We feel it best to see what went well and what went like a pug’s snort in church while it is still fresh in our minds. Our favorite part was after it became evident that there was no moose in the vicinity, plan C was employed. Wyatt called, “Dainty licks! In coming!” and tackled SiberH’s maw right then and there. When the licking was complete we overheard, “You must be Wyatt.” Luckily for brother, he is cute enough he can cute his way out of most situations. Several Slim Jims later, Wyatt came outside with another note attached to his collar. This note was from SiberH’s maw on the finer points of why disguises are important. Lesson learnt. We love SiberH’s maw. We think she is part Outlaw.

  106. Tupper and Gilly
    11:41 pm on June 29th, 2014

    BSD – ok, now we remember the trip. It’s just that all the way out here next to the other ocean, we don’t think of Duluth as being “east”

    And we are heading off to bed. Gramp had his notepad out, making a list of errands.


  107. Thieves!
    11:44 pm on June 29th, 2014

    Gramps: Don’t forget to add Slim Jims, beer and hot wings to the list. These are the staples of any diet.

  108. Thieves!
    11:45 pm on June 29th, 2014

    P.S.! There was a post script on the note from SiberH’s maw. It said: Just make sure SiberH is home in time to go to the park in the morning.

  109. Alice M. Johnson
    12:09 am on June 30th, 2014

    OK Mr.Husky, The Lear is warmed up and ready to go. I have a aiming mechanism aboard and if you can figure it out we are good to go. ETA at your back yard in a few.

  110. Alice M. Johnson
    12:46 am on June 30th, 2014

    Thieves, I hope you managed to liberate that bright red oil based paint that Melanie’s daughter in law told us about. She is a good girl and would come with us except she is staying home to grown her baby.

    Whooo Hoooo here we GOOOgooogoogooogooooooo! Yowser.

  111. Alice M. Johnson
    12:47 am on June 30th, 2014

    Going incognito until the mission is accomplished. Be back in the Morning

  112. BearSpiritDog
    12:52 am on June 30th, 2014

    Good Dog! We can hear you taking off from Here.
    Alice & Siber-H, Do us proud.
    Nite-nite from the “other” coast – Bear

  113. BearSpiritDog
    1:00 am on June 30th, 2014

    P.S. Tupper&Gilly: All those who traveled West to California in those Early Days came to refer to all points East of the Rockies as “Back East”. Heh.
    Goodnight for Reals.

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