Chetspeak on Sunday

“Geronimo camped right here in Ocotillo Springs,” Bernie said. “Sometimes I wish he’d won.”

Geronimo? A new one on me. A loser of some kind, possibly wearing an orange jumpsuit, but it was clear that Bernie liked him. No surprise there: we liked a lot of the perps we’d put away, me and Bernie. I made what Bernie calls a mental note to give Geronimo a nice big lick if we ever met. But mental notes can be tricky. For example, although I’d made many mental notes in my career, none were coming to me just now. Whoa! Not even the one I’d just made! I was on fire, in a way.

– from TAIL OF VENGEANCE (the 3rd C&B e-story)


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57 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. BearSpiritDog
    10:57 am on March 29th, 2015

    Love Your E-stories, Chet!
    Heck…We Love ALL Your Stories 🙂

    Happy Egg Day & Chetspeak Everyone.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    11:14 am on March 29th, 2015

    Chetspeak, gotta love it! Egg Day here was a hashbrown, egg, sausage and cheese casaserrole. Delish!
    Have a sunny Sunday if possible, otherwise have a Sunday sundae.

  3. B.Stover
    11:34 am on March 29th, 2015

    Good morning Chet and all.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    11:41 am on March 29th, 2015

    BTW, we never met a Chetspeak we didn’t like.

  5. BearSpiritDog
    11:44 am on March 29th, 2015

    Hounds: I do believe I will have both…a Sunny Sunday AND Sunday Sundae.

    But first…Breakfast!

  6. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    11:47 am on March 29th, 2015

    Good morning all. Rainy here, but at least we are looking at warmer temps this week.

    Happy Chetspeak Sunday everyone.

  7. Tupper's Mama
    12:14 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Morning everyone. Sunny here, for a change. Not quite warm enough to go sit on the deck, but the puppies are having a grand time running in and out.
    Still battling this dam cold. Wish it would get warm outside!

  8. Siber's Mom
    12:35 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Bernie, Me too. Sometimes I wish Geronimo had won. Geronimo was treated very badly by the US Government after he surrendered. He became a prisoner of war and was shipped off to Florida. Many of the members of his tribe died in Florida. Eventually, Geronimo was moved to Ft. Sill, Oklahoma where he remained the rest of his life. He is buried there. All he ever wanted to do was to go back home to the desert.
    A quote from Geronimo about his people, “Once we moved like the wind”.

  9. B.Stover
    12:45 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Thank you for that info on Geronimo Siber’s Mom.

  10. Tupper and Gilly
    2:12 pm on March 29th, 2015

    More info – Geronimo’s given name was Gothlay: One Who Yawns”. He was called Geronimo because during one of his particularly violent battles with the Mexicans, whom he hated for murdering his wife and children, the Mexican soldiers called out to San (saint) Geronimo for protection. The Natives believed that the soldiers were calling their leader by this name, and that it signified that he brought terror.

    Geronimo’s sister, called Naomi by her friend “Red Beard” – Thomas Jefferson, led a band of Bedonkohe Apaches into the mountains to create a stronghold of peace – no soldier could approach without being seen. That place became a refuge for many Natives who escaped slavery by the Spaniards, they were taken in by Naomi and became part of the family group.

    That is were Mama’s family comes from.

  11. O'Howlers
    2:13 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Good morning. Happy Egg Day. We wish Geronimo had won too.
    It is an outdoor day here, 38 degrees with a blue, clear sky, lots of sun, and only a bit of a chilly breeze. Mom and Pop were finally able to ride Annie and Ned, and we trotted right along, like the good trail dogs we are.
    Now it is time to pick up all the fun sticks all over the yard. Some are huge.

  12. BearSpiritDog
    2:14 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Oh, SiberHMom, That is such a Beautiful Quote…it is making me cry.

  13. Masquers
    2:19 pm on March 29th, 2015

    T&G: Now we know why your mama has such a beautiful spirit. Her ancestors were a strong and courageous people.

  14. Tupper and Gilly
    2:53 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Ok, now Rio is among the missing.
    Alien abductions?

  15. Masquers
    3:06 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Gasp. Maybe his friend fell into the black hole at the Busy place and he and Beau have gone searching for her. Calling out the search party pronto!

  16. Siber's Mom
    3:15 pm on March 29th, 2015

    T&G You know that short story, “The Ransom of Red Chief”

  17. Tupper and Gilly
    3:46 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Siber’s Mom – ok, sigh of relief. Rio should be back in no time.
    tee hee

  18. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:52 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Outside!…We’ve been outside because it’s a nice Spring day…snuffle!…Someone walked and walked today without us, thank dawg…grunt!…I refuse to go past the big pole, so it is not far enough for her when I am along for the walks. It does not take a whole lot to train someone real good…chorkel!

  19. B.Stover
    4:03 pm on March 29th, 2015

    I have to ask this: Did Gothlay yawn a lot?

  20. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    4:14 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Maybe he did when he was a baby. Wasn’t a Native American child called one name at birth, and then given a formal name by an elder later on? Wasn’t there a naming ceremony in most tribes?

  21. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    4:16 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Here is a big change of subjects. We are going to try to grow some potatoes in a big pot this year. Anyone ever tried that and if so was it successful?

  22. Tupper and Gilly
    4:25 pm on March 29th, 2015

    As to names – most Nations didn’t consider them to be permanent – names might be given for a personal trait, a event of nature, or in honor of someone else. But when life changed, so could a name.
    A Lakota child was named Jumping Badger, but his nickname was “Slow”. Ok, who knows why. But after a battle event, his father conferred his own honorable name on his son, who would be known from then on as Sitting Bull.
    (naming ceremonies are kind of more of an invention of New Age. Yes, there might be a feast if someone was being given a new name, but that would only happen if there had been a momentous event to change the name)

  23. Herd of Hounds
    4:44 pm on March 29th, 2015

    B&M&L, Just remember that potatoes are a Tuber that grow under the earth. Your pots should be round enough and deep enough for the root system to support the root system. Funny thought though, We have about 20 “eyes” that we were going to put in a corner of the “herb garden” which isn’t really productive. So, Potatoes, anyone?

  24. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:10 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Names!..Native names reminds me of a joke, but I can’t tell it on this here blog, even though it is seriously funny….snort!…It is a very old joke too…heh!heh!

  25. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:01 pm on March 29th, 2015

    I think I know the joke, Rio. It is old and it is funny.

    HOH, I have grown potatoes before, so I know they don’t grow on potato trees. I just haven’t grown them in pots. I have two really big pots that I am going to try. I don’t know how big the eyes are that you are planting but rule of thumb: 5 lbs of seed potatoes should give you 50 lbs of potatoes.

  26. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:04 pm on March 29th, 2015

    And HOH, I hope you aren’t planting just the “eye”. It needs a big chuck of potato attached to it, but assume you know that.

  27. Herd of Hounds
    6:11 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Barb, have done it before when the garden wasn’t as “friable” as it is now. One corner is a pain in the keister so what have we got to lose? Think that with curled and flat leaf parsley should give us something.

  28. Herd of Hounds
    6:20 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Our house guest is to arrive soon. Hope her 4 leggers have ideas about sleeping arrangements since she can’t have mom or dad. There are only 11 dog beds in our house, maybe she will bring her own!

  29. Staff
    6:27 pm on March 29th, 2015

    It is a nice day here too. I think we are supposed to get up to 50 degrees. It is very windy though so it not really pleasant outside.

  30. Staff
    6:30 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Dear T&G,
    Now we know why you Mom is a pink bulldozer. With that kind of family traits she can’t be anything but a bulldozer. Hope the cold is getting better.

    Queen B, do you know this game – WORDAMENT? I downloaded it and am terrible at it. I keep trying though.

  31. BearSpiritDog
    6:34 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Hounds: Whoa. Twelve Doggie Beds all in a row? Your house has Gone to the Dogs for sure.

    SiberHMom: Speaking of House Guests…Are the Girls still visiting?

  32. Tupper's Mama
    6:39 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Staff – yee gads, we just looked up the explanation of wordament. We will NOT be playing. Sheesh – sounds like a way to feel really stupid, really fast.

    Gramp brought home a bunch of daffodils for us. Such cheerful flowers. It seems like we won’t ever see the ones growing in our snow-covered yard.

  33. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    6:50 pm on March 29th, 2015

    I would be proud to have someone like Naomi as an ancestor. What a strong woman and role model.

    In contrast, as I read The 19th Wife, I am appalled that these women are/were led like sheep into this polygamist life style. Basically Joseph Smith and Brigham Young said that God had ordained that men were to take multiple wives so that the Saints could populate the earth. Some of these guys had dozens of wives and hundreds of children. Pretty weird!

  34. B.Stover
    6:56 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Staff: I’ve never played Wordament. I play Bookworm.

  35. Staff
    7:08 pm on March 29th, 2015

    oh yes, B. I remember Bookworm. Seems like I enjoyed it. And if I remember correctly you could stall it while you asked for help. So far I have not figured out how to pause Wordament.

  36. B.Stover
    7:14 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Staff: I play the classic Bookworm rather than the action game so it isn’t timed.

  37. BearSpiritDog
    7:28 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Barb,Magpie,Lucy: There was a popular series on TV a couple of years ago that dealt with the issue of Polygamy. Perhaps you have heard of it. Big Love ran for 5 Seasons on HBO.

    Royal Mum: That Gramp is such a Sweetie.

  38. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    7:50 pm on March 29th, 2015

    BSD, No never have had HBO. The series Sister Wives is on now,but we don’t watch it. I think it is on TLC which has a lot of junk.

  39. BearSpiritDog
    8:11 pm on March 29th, 2015

    TLC showing junk…How Sad…especially since the call letters
    stand for: The Learning Channel.

  40. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    8:28 pm on March 29th, 2015

    BSD, I think it is TLC. Don’t they have the Long Island Medium, 19 and Counting, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Sister Wives, among others? They might also have Who Do You Think You Are, which is about genealogy and is pretty good. I consider most of the others “junk”, but that is a personal judgement.

  41. O'Howlers
    8:42 pm on March 29th, 2015

    TLC is no longer about learning, and the History channel is no longer about history. TNT, though, well they have Rizolli and Isles, which is what we are watching.
    Our daffodill shoots are coming up, and we found these cute little flowers in the yard. Kat managed to step on them while Mom was trying to photograph them. Heh!

  42. Herd of Hounds
    8:49 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Crocus! 🙂
    And here is our guest, Kyiah.

  43. dawson
    8:49 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Ooooh. Pretty flowers!

  44. Herd of Hounds
    9:21 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Kind of like Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, one soft and curly with a tail, the other soft and softer with no tail!

  45. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    9:33 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Howlers, We like TNT. Rizolli and Isles in one of our favorites. They also have Major Crimes, which we love.

    Crocus are up here, a few days away from blooming. Hope the bunnies don’t devour them this year.

  46. Thieves!
    9:50 pm on March 29th, 2015

    About names, our Lady has a default name for all puppies. She says until we tell her our name, we are called Poopsie McPoopsalot. We are sure, we were never subjected to such silliness. We knew our names right from the start.

    More about names! Our Lady told the Giant about his new name, He is Not Cold for He Has Good Dogs when they were tending to the dogs in Nome. He paused and said, “Wow. What an honor.” They were both silent for a while after that.

  47. Luna
    10:06 pm on March 29th, 2015

    The Thieves are a little upset with me. They will get over it. After the race, I explained to them that Friend was surely missing Rio and it was time for him to go home. Plus, he was eating us out of kibble and hotwings. Surprisingly, he gained a bit of weight since the Thieves blurred him to the kennel. We thought it might be easier if we sent him home by post rather than blur. The Thieves procured what we hoped would be enough stamps and we got to licking and sticking. Rio was covered in postage when we took him to the post office. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough postage. We resorted to blurring of the re-enforced kind. We wrapped Rio in a blanket like burrito so he wouldn’t get cold. Pancho and Lefty each took a corner. Wyatt and Doc shared a corner, and took charge of the remaining corner. The five of us blurred him home to his warm, soft bed with Beau in all the wrong places. I left a note on his collar for Mother: Please lay off the Zingers for a while. He had plenty in Alaska.

    The Thieves miss Rio something awful. Between naps, they liked plotting and planning capers and heist. I told them that he can visit this summer.

  48. Luna
    10:10 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Manners! Where are my manners. We want to thank youse for contributing to fine dining gift cards for the Giant and my mama. They will use the gift cards to different eating establishments in good health. Mick and Jodi, the people not the dogs always worry about the Giant and my mama getting enough to eat. Thank you for your kindness. Burp!

  49. Tupper and Gilly
    10:10 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Thieves – we suggest that if Rio comes to visit again, he should be outfitted with a fishing pole and some flies – he can go get some fresh salmon for himself. And a few for you guys too

  50. Thieves!
    10:16 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Royals: Funny you should mention Rio and the fishing rod. One of our plots for a caper—or was it a plan for a heist?—involved Rio hanging by his curly tail from a fishing rod to get an advanced copy of SQPAs next creation. What could possibly go wrong with a plan as solid as this, we ask youse?—Nothing.

  51. Thieves!
    10:21 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Pug in a blanket: Pucker up!

  52. Tupper and Gilly
    10:33 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Thieves – one slight flaw in your plan. Its that dam opposible thumb thing again. Tell ya what – if we can figure a way around that issue, the world will be ours.

  53. Thieves!
    10:37 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Royals: Gah! Back to the drawing board. Unless…Do you think Gramps is up for a caper or a heist? His thumbs could come in handy.

  54. ML
    10:40 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Sounds like a slow day and I have little to add

    Nightly poodles y’all

  55. Tupper and Gilly
    10:46 pm on March 29th, 2015

    Thieves – we think it would be tough to get Gramp to hang by his curly tail.
    He’s funny about that.

  56. Thieves!
    10:53 pm on March 29th, 2015

    We aren’t going to close the door on Gramp and Gramp’s thumbs. He may come around. You never know.

  57. dawson
    11:08 pm on March 29th, 2015

    I bet Rio’s friend and Beau were real happy to see Rio again.

    I missed Liz yesterday, so g’day to her and to Ruby red dog.

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