Chetspeak on Sunday

While I tried, although not my very hardest, to remember the point, I found I now had my nose stuck out the partly open window on the shotgun side. A waiter was bringing coffee to Suzie and the ball-cap-and-suit guy; and not just coffee, but some sort of baked goods – goods: what a perfect name! – that reminded me of crullers. The next thing I knew, I was finding to my amazement that the window was in fact open just wide enough, if I squeezed and squeezed and – ah!

“Oh my god,” said the ball-cap-and-suit guy, leaning way back in his chair, hands up for protection. Protection from what? Not me, I hoped. Then I noticed I’d somehow come to a stop with one paw, or maybe two, on his foot. I got that problem fixed, and pronto.



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82 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. Herd of Hounds,
    8:29 am on September 7th, 2014

    Whoo hoo, Chetspeak, heh, heh, heh! Egg Day 🙂 A pleasant Sunday here and much milder than earlier this week. Life is grand!
    Hace a super September Sunday!

  2. O'Howlers
    9:03 am on September 7th, 2014

    Happy Egg Day! We love that scene from PAO. It is so Zeul-like.
    Irish eyes are smiling around here today. Bluecat, did you catch that phenominal game? Woo Hoo !!!!
    And just when it was about to wrap up, a healthy Baby Mason made his arrival. Double-Woo Hoo!!!
    Also, new weather arrived today. Mom says she ordered it. Hiking season commences!

  3. O'Howlers
    9:04 am on September 7th, 2014

    We need do-overs on this here blog. If only there was a way to edit our typos. Sorry, Zeus.

  4. Herd of Hounds,
    9:10 am on September 7th, 2014

    OH, our typos keep things interesting 🙂

  5. Diane C.
    9:15 am on September 7th, 2014

    HOH and OH–A Good Morning and Happy Sunday to you, and a welcome to Baby Mason (photos?)

    I’ve gotten off to a good start despite too little sleep so I’m off to walk and then meditate (almost wrote mediate) before checking back in. Pretty, Edgar and Conan all offer their own langurous and half-asleep greetings and good wishes.

    Everyone–If you’re getting rain or any weather involving precipitation, please cherish it. Really. And have a great day.

  6. B.Stover
    9:51 am on September 7th, 2014

    Good morning Chet and all.

  7. Wose- the small and meek
    9:53 am on September 7th, 2014


    Welcome back to our Plunderers from their trip to the Great White North!

    Yay! Baby Mason!

    Today, Derek Jeter will be saluted at Yankee Stadium! He is the heart of the team, and I am very sad to see him go. sob sob sob

    I am in trouble with Grizz, but that is nothing new….

  8. bluecat
    10:00 am on September 7th, 2014

    Good morning Everybody.

    Howlers – yes, OMD, we caught the game. Nice ending to a series, you think? Next week dad and the boy and the girl and her husband will be at the game in what Rio would call a big ole’ stadium. Mom will be home with me and she’ll be sucking down, er, delicately sipping, an adult beverage.

    Wose – mom’s often in trouble with dad but that is nothing new either…maybe you’re twins?

  9. Wose- the small and meek
    10:49 am on September 7th, 2014

    Bluecat, that very well might be.

  10. Barb & Maggie
    11:16 am on September 7th, 2014

    Wose, what did you do or would you rather not say?

    Happy ChetSpeak Sunday. Have a great day everyone.

    And welcome to the world Baby Mason.

  11. O'Howlers
    11:24 am on September 7th, 2014

    Bluecat! Your dad and boy and girl and her husband are lucky dawgs!!! Yes indeedy. Are you and your mom going to have trouble picking a side next week, or are you a Boilermaker for that game?

    Triplets! Mom is always in trouble with Pop. Heh!

  12. Herd of Hounds
    11:27 am on September 7th, 2014

    Gosh, “Trouble” is mom’s middle name!

  13. Mollypop's Mom
    11:28 am on September 7th, 2014

    I got glutened the other night when I had dinner with Tyb. Finally, today I’m back to normal, whatever that might be. Tyb’s Dad has a new bumper sticker.

  14. Wose- the small and meek
    11:28 am on September 7th, 2014

    B&M, whenever Grizz is mad at me, it always has something to do with money.

  15. Masquers
    12:41 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Good morning everyone, or should I say afternoon? Someone here seems to be still on Alaskan time. Heh, heh.
    Two weary but happy Plunderers are now back in their own respective yards. We miss our dear friends in the far north already.
    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this most amazing adventure. These are memories to last a lifetime.
    We are already planning a return trip. ^..^

  16. Billy's Buddy
    12:48 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Good morning all.

    I love Chet.

    Happy our friends are safely home but know they miss, and are missed by,friends in Alaska.

    Hope T&G’s mama is feeling tip top, and happy to hear that MPM is unglutened.

  17. Riö -The Evil Pug
    12:55 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Packing!….Sucks!….But Unpacking defies adjectives….grump!

  18. Riö -The Evil Pug
    1:05 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Bed!….Before I left CHobbit’s house yesterday I tried to give Quill some friendly advice about sleeping in Sadies bed…heh!heh!…He was not buying it.

  19. Riö -The Evil Pug
    1:06 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Pillow!…I should have known better – I mean the guy wears a pillow around his neck for pete’s sake….chorkel!

  20. Riö -The Evil Pug
    1:08 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Gah!…This is not a sight terrified timid flyers want to see at the airport…wheeze!

  21. B.Stover
    1:11 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Welcome back Masquers and Rio.

    I’m listening to the cicadas. Love that sound.

  22. Riö -The Evil Pug
    1:12 pm on September 7th, 2014


  23. Herd of Hounds,
    1:14 pm on September 7th, 2014

    WE agree…packing and unpacking suck. We also have found so many similarities on some issues. Can twins be more than 2? Wait, forget that almost thought.

  24. Siber-H
    1:22 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Rio, Those pictures of the dude in uniform. I’m laughing, but I agree, it is not something flyers want to see. I’m still laughing.

    Welcome back Rio, Bear, Masquers, and Nana!

    The Rockies won by one run in the 12th inning last night.

  25. dawson
    1:23 pm on September 7th, 2014

    I love Chetspeak!

    Congratulations to the parents of baby Mason!

    Rio: Was that sleeping person your pilot? Yikes!

    DianeC: I am grateful for this snow. I don’t have to water the garden. I have been out banging the wet snow off flowers with a wooden spoon…hopeless really. The weather is predicted to remain cold for 2 or 3 days then back up to 60’s and 70’s.

  26. Siber-H
    1:27 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Wose, I bet Yankee Stadium will be filled to capacity this afternoon.

    I hope Quill finds his forever home today.

  27. Tupper's Mama
    1:30 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Greetings all. Welcome home Nana and Rio’s Friend.
    We are all feeling tip-top around here. Just busy, busy, busy.

    Remember how we told you that the new owners of Crazy Lady Land NEED 100 new members right now? Well, so far, they have implemented exactly one of the six strategies we have given them. And then the air conditioner in the club broke. So now they don’t know if they will even bother with trying.
    Some people just cannot be helped.

    Think we will just stick to making jewelry. And bears.

  28. Masquers
    2:46 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Sleep deprived pilot? Yeep!

  29. Herd of Hounds,
    3:00 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Love the paw in front of the lens of the foto 🙂

  30. Siber-H
    3:02 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Masquers, I like airplane pictures.

  31. BearSpiritDog
    3:08 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Paw in front of Photos?…maybe a Story for another day…Heh, heh.

  32. BearSpiritDog
    3:48 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Tupper&Gilly: Your Mama is the Best at making Jewelery and Bears!
    CrazyLadyLand may be minus the Crazy Lady but sounds like she left some bad vibes. Almost feel sorry for the new owners.

    Barb&Magpie: Slow Driving sister on our trip to Duluth and WI is not the same as sister who meet us in Alaska. Quite the opposite in fact!

    We Missed all of youse so much but somehow knew you were there with us in Virtual Mode.

  33. BearSpiritDog
    4:36 pm on September 7th, 2014
  34. BearSpiritDog
    4:37 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Fun & Games!

  35. BearSpiritDog
    4:37 pm on September 7th, 2014

    and a Thumb!

  36. Masquers
    4:39 pm on September 7th, 2014

    now nap time.

  37. BearSpiritDog
    4:47 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Baby Mason, Welcome!

  38. Billy's Buddy
    4:51 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Baby Mason, Welcome! (Forgot earlier.)

  39. Masquers
    4:54 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Riö! Check your SDD!

  40. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:02 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Maskers!….Burp and Fart!…sniff!sniff!

  41. Masquers
    5:06 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Mountain high & a rare rainy day.

  42. Kat
    5:07 pm on September 7th, 2014

    We just returned from our hike. We did almost 8 miles on some very rough terrain, with lots of hills, and a whole lot of big rocks. Mom slipped on her butt once, and tripped over a rock and scratched up her knee once. I helped her up with lots of kisses. It was a great first hike of the season.
    Best news: her new hiking shews were awesome.

  43. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:11 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Maskers!…That is a really bad photo. You should have saved it for the contest…heh!heh!

  44. Herd of Hounds,
    5:13 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Sadie and Quill look very comfy together 🙂

  45. c.hobbit
    5:17 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Well, I am re-fostering Quill for a while. It turns out his real name is Max. He is/was owned by a military vet suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome who used Quill as a quasi therapy dog. The problem is that he has had 4 other dogs previously and all had been shot by neighbors for running loose. The guy has no fencing and says that the Quill bolts outside when the door is open (this has not been my experience). Quill has tangled with porcupines before and this last time the quills were in his face one week and the vet was waiting for his check before getting the quills out. Quill was very bony when I got him and I thought he had been “homeless” for a few days without eating but it could be that the quills prevented him from eating.

    Anyway, I took him to the adoption clinic and while waiting to be processed, I noted that everyone who came in to adopt had specific dogs in mind. Quill is not listed on their website so the chances of him being adopted today were very slim. He was put in an open room with other dogs for meeting people. However the other dogs descended on him sniffing and it stressed him out. I had waiting outside talking to other people when Quill came out on a leash for “a break.” We tried again but decided to have him come home with me. I am supposed to take photos and they will profile him on their website. Rio’s friend left too soon!

    Sadie and Quill had a happy reunion but I really wanted him to find his permanent home as he is bonding too much with both of us.

  46. BearSpiritDog
    5:30 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Quill and Sadie together again!

  47. Masquers
    5:34 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Riö! A good foto of a rainy day! Heh.

  48. Masquers
    5:43 pm on September 7th, 2014

    T.C.: Tell your mom sorry for the free fall. Hope she is feeling upright, alert and professional.

  49. Masquers
    5:44 pm on September 7th, 2014


  50. BearSpiritDog
    6:00 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Waiting for No #1 son to return from Whistler.

  51. Riö -The Evil Pug
    6:01 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Maskers!….Are you getting into the wine again?….snort!

  52. Masquers
    6:07 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Wine? I will never tell.

  53. Riö -The Evil Pug
    6:22 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Maskers!…He plays his paw close to the vest…heh!heh!

  54. Herd of Hounds,
    6:24 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Our mom never welcomed baby Mason. She will greet him when he can 1) tie his own sneakers, 2) wipe his backside and 3) hold a semi-intelligent conversation. One of her core beliefs and has worked so far with the grands.

  55. Diane C.
    6:37 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Dawson–Entertaioned (in a weird way) by the mental picture of you trying to get snow off flowers with a wooden spoon. I hadn’t considered this possibility but glad you appreciate your snow.
    Rio–Love all the photos, with and without lens paws.
    C. Hobbit–Quill/Max seems so happy with Sadie. Too bad you can only foster, but I do understand that life is about limits.
    Attempted to trick Ms. Pretty by taking the kids to the local HS (where there are rabbits and squirrels for the chasing) but she didn’t go for it. Also, Pretty would apparently be fine spending eternity standing in one place with me holding her back leg (maybe I’ll try for a longer time)…

  56. Diane C.
    6:39 pm on September 7th, 2014

    HOH–An interesting variation on “you must be____ to go on this ride”.
    That was supposed to be “entertained” just above…

  57. Kat's Mom
    6:40 pm on September 7th, 2014

    You guys won’t believe what just happened. I have a hummingbird feeder on the patio, and several times a hummer has hovered in front of me making little noises, and I am reminded that her feeder needs cleaning/changing/filling. But just now I was sitting, not on the patio, but on the front porch, reading my book, when I heard her familiar hum. I looked up to see her hovering inside my porch. She then came closer to me and continued hovering. I was watching her happily, but still not moving, so she came almost to my face, and hovered. I said “o.k. I get it” and got up. She was satisfied, and flew on out. I have now cleaned and filled her feeder.
    How cool (and bossy) was that? !!!

  58. Barb & Maggie
    6:41 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Sounds like Max is luck to not have gotten shot! Wondering why the guy kept getting more dogs when he knew what was going to happen. Crazy is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Dummy! Also, why Quill he wearing the donut? Is it because of his injuries?

    Amalia, Sounds like they are doomed, especially since they didn’t ask for help till the eleventh hour, and then still don’t follow good advice.

  59. Kat
    6:43 pm on September 7th, 2014

    And I forgot to tell youse the most important news of the day: we met another husky on our hike. We have never met a husky on this trail before. Her name was Daisy, and she is 11 years old.

    We are loving the pictures, Guys. Keep ’em coming.

  60. Barb & Maggie
    6:46 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Kat’s Mom, What a cool hummingbird story! I do believe she was telling you to feed her.

  61. Herd of Hounds,
    6:47 pm on September 7th, 2014

    DianeC. Well, our mom did grow up in so Cal in the era of the beginning of the tragic kingdom.

  62. Herd of Hounds,
    6:49 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Kat, we have a small female hummer who does similar things. Have watched her go from window to window until she finds someone (2 or 4 legged) to tell she needs more food 🙂

  63. B.Stover
    6:58 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Kat: That is a smart hummingbird.

    I like the picture of the rainy tram window.

  64. Riö -The Evil Pug
    7:23 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Stover!…heh!heh!…You always surprise me…chuffle!

  65. dawson
    7:33 pm on September 7th, 2014

    I like the rainy window picture too.

    DianeC: Heh! Sometimes physio for kats does not translate into physio for dogs.

    CHobbit: Sadie looks very happy to have Quill as a friend.

    Kat’s Mom: Smart hummingbird!

  66. c.hobbit
    7:35 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Barb: Quill is donut free today. The inflated pillow is a more comfortable version of the dreaded cone. He was neutered a few days ago and was licking himself too much.

    Very sunny day today. I am trying to find something in the house and trying to be organized about it.

  67. Riö -The Evil Pug
    7:38 pm on September 7th, 2014

    CHobbit!…I am trying to imagine you doing that…snorkel!

  68. Tupper's Mama
    7:39 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Hobbit – we had to sniffle a little when we read Quill’s backstory – both for him, and for the veteran who can’t cope with the realities and responsibilities of life. We are sure that Quill will have a chance to be a good dog for someone, and we are going to pray that the veteran gets the help he needs.

    Rio – it is Stover’s job to surprise us. And she does it well.

    We love the hummingbird story. Our little one still comes to the butterfly bush every day. And she will fly up to the window if we go over to watch her. What interesting little personalities they have.

  69. B.Stover
    7:55 pm on September 7th, 2014

    You guys are making me laugh. (And I love surprising you!)

  70. Barb & Maggie
    7:58 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Amalia, I guess we should have been more understanding about the vet. Maybe he has issues that make it difficult for him to be totally responsible towards the four leggeds that are coming to help him.

  71. Kat
    8:00 pm on September 7th, 2014

    I am glad so many of you love hummrs like Momma does.

    I am also sad for Quill AND the vet. It is all so. Ery sad.
    Diane, I try hard to appreciate our rainstorms when we get them. I don’t know how California is coping.

  72. Kat
    8:01 pm on September 7th, 2014

    I cannot type on this tiny phone. Grr

  73. Wose- the small and meek
    8:49 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Good night fellow Plunderers!

  74. Herd of Hounds,
    8:53 pm on September 7th, 2014

    (Darah Thea here) Why doesn’t mom want me on the bed cuddling with her. She said something about wet, muddy and smelling of sushi…AND? Sure I went into the sushi pond in the rain and then showed Blondie how to dig in the mud beside it. Whatever is wrong with that? I’m a good big sister.

  75. Tupper's Mama
    9:54 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Goodnight, HOH. Sleep cozy.

    Howlers – please tell your mom that we think she is a rock star, hiking miles and miles. It’s more than we could do.

    We are having fun watching a Perry Mason marathon. Some of those old shows are the best, even if modern forensics and science make most of the trial scenes obsolete.

  76. Barb & Maggie
    10:00 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Night all. Be back tomorrow.

  77. Diane C.
    10:11 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Kat–I know it must be hard when it feels like you have too much water, but believe me there are far worse things. I’m really praying for rain as well as for quill and his erstwhile veteran.
    (I also like hummingbirds, although I was once attacked by one. When I first read your post I thought you were talking about liking hummus–which I also enjoy.)
    HOH–What a thing to carry around internalized from the OC. (Whispering) I’m sure Darah Thea is trying her best in her own way. Perhaps you could rinse her off and blow her dry as a reward?)
    Dawson–I guess not, but maybe some variant will suggest itself–she IS doing more with the leg…
    Tupper’s Mama–Perry Mason!?! Amazing how he broke down a witness and forced a confession week after week after week! I could go for a PM marathon myself.

  78. Tupper and Gilly
    10:37 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Diane C. – the marathon is on Hallmark channel if you get that on your TV.

  79. BearSpiritDog
    11:41 pm on September 7th, 2014

    Someone Here took a long, Long Nap.
    Since it will now be an equally long night, the Perry Mason Marathon is next on our list of Things to Do.
    Thanks for the Tip, Tupper’s Mama.

    C.Hobbit: Good to know the Background Story on Max (but he will always be Quill to us).

    Nite nite Everyone – Bear

  80. ML
    11:45 pm on September 7th, 2014

    OK, we are officially tired of 2014. Now it is my father-in-law. He went to the ER this evening with signs of a stroke. More tests to come. All Rick’s brothers and sisters and Angie and I hung out all evening waiting for news. I am getting seriously tired of the ER.

    No one ever told me if their font in the comment section is different. Ours is.

  81. ML
    11:58 pm on September 7th, 2014

    If this works, there is someone you may recognize in it.

  82. Masquers
    12:20 am on September 8th, 2014

    ML: Great video!
    Sorry to hear about your father-in-law.
    Font in comment section seems to be the same here.

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