Chetspeak on Sunday

And got a shock right away. A bright yellow car pulled in and parked a few rows in front of us. That wasn’t the shocking part. The shocking part was riding on the shelf in the space between the rear window and the back seat: a cat. This particular cat was plump and white, with golden eyes and a pinkish nose. Like all cats I’d ever dealt with, it took its time noticing me.

“Hey, Chet! Put a lid on it!”

I became aware that barking was going on – loud and piercing, a bit savage, even frightening if you were the type who could be frightened by barking, which I was not.

“Chet! Shut up!”

Was it possible that – ? I tried not barking. The barking stopped. At that moment the cat finally noticed me, noticed me in a very superior way I didn’t care for at all.

“Chet! I’m not telling you again. Lie down.”

I lay down. Not totally down, if totally down meant belly actually touching the seat, but lower, for sure; at least somewhat.

– from A CAT WAS INVOLVED (the C&B origin short story. You can read it on a phone! “Can you hold for a minute? I need to take this short story.”)


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64 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. BearSpiritDog
    10:09 am on May 24th, 2015

    Good Morning! Chetspeak and a Cat is Involved.

  2. dawson
    10:13 am on May 24th, 2015

    Good morning everyone.

    I know Chet doesn’t care for cats but his scenes with cats are hilarious.

  3. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    10:17 am on May 24th, 2015

    On our way to Canalside yesterday, we stopped to see the Homeless Jesus statue in Cathedral Park.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    10:20 am on May 24th, 2015

    Good morning BSD and Dawson (both up early) and everyone! Mom says we act that way too when a cat is involved. We had adult raw eggs this a.m.
    Two fotos posted in the wee small hours. will get to more from yesterday in a bit.
    Heading out to so more now .
    Have a sassy Sunday 🙂

  5. B.Stover
    10:33 am on May 24th, 2015

    Good morning Chet and all.

  6. dawson
    10:33 am on May 24th, 2015

    Mpop’s and Loulou’s Mom: An excellent statue and what interesting items left for Homeless Jesus. One item, the Buffalo Bill’s hat, made me laugh.
    Like BSTover, I envisioned Loulou trotting out the revolving door, head held high like royalty, an attitude taught her by Princess Sammie.

    HOH: We await, with baity breath, pictures of your day.

    BSD: I hope it is not a sore tooth that has you awake this early. I’m up to water the garden before it gets too hot.

  7. BearSpiritDog
    10:53 am on May 24th, 2015

    MP&LLMom: That very Unusual Statue seems to be working its magic for the Homeless.

    Hounds: Great Photos from yesterday and last night! Looking forward to more, more, more.

    Dawson: Nana reports Tooth is still Uncomfortable, but the swelling is ever so slowly going down.
    You say it’s Hot up there? It’s Cloudy and Overcast here, but beginning Tuesday a promise of Warm and Sunny. A little late for the Holiday I’d say. Growl.

    B & Dawson: Now you have Us picturing LouLou strutting through the Hotel lobby and out the Revolving Doors…probably in high heels picked out by Natasha. snicker.

  8. Wose-the small and meek
    11:22 am on May 24th, 2015


    What better way to start a Sunday than with Chetspeak! This excerpt made me laugh.

    Love the pictures from Plunderfest South, and of the Storyteller in the Royal booth!

    BSD, I am laughing at your description of Sammie strutting through the revolving the revolving door in heels picked out by Natasha. I picture Sammie in the sparkly, ruby slippers from the WOZ. I think my VBFF Belle Starr would agree. Hoping Nana will be feeling tip-top soon. Please tuck her in under the quilt. I am sending her big hugs.

    RIO! Can’t wait to see your friend’s new Subaru. That is the fastest growing car dealership in the U.S. And since I love black, I think your friend is making an excellent choice. chuffle!

  9. Diane C.
    11:58 am on May 24th, 2015

    Nana! Feel better! (Maybe you could dance with those giraffes. From a safe distance since they have those huge long legs…)

  10. Herd of Hounds
    12:03 pm on May 24th, 2015

    At the Chattanooga choo-choo Hotel last night.

  11. Herd of Hounds
    12:05 pm on May 24th, 2015
  12. Herd of Hounds
    12:07 pm on May 24th, 2015

    This is one of the actual old Chattanooga trains.

  13. BearSpiritDog
    12:07 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Diane: Welcome Back to the Blog!

    Wose: We Agree…a Dawg-Tested Subaroo for Rio & Friend is a Choice Excellente (I love black too!)

    Yes…the Photos of the Royals Booth from yesterday looked Wonderful…and will look even Better Today with large crowds viewing the wares.

    Hounds: Love the Photo! and it’s right-side up!

  14. Herd of Hounds
    12:12 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Had dinner at The Terminal Brewery! We think the Howlers’ ‘rents would love it!
    Here is what is left of Pot Roast Nachos and a Ploughman’s lunch.

  15. Tupper's Mama
    12:21 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Greetings gs from day 2of the show. The weather is simply spectacular and people are flowing in.
    We would like to make one small observation:
    Men wearing bycicle shorts while walking around in public, should be required to wear an apron. Or something.

  16. Masquers
    12:37 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Riõ: As Staff pointed out, Subaroos are also kat approved (we all remember Alice zipping into the parking space ahead of those dawgs) And, not to forget, high praise by Kat the Dog too.
    We think any company with such innovative commercials deserves all our business.
    Black is such a kool color.
    T’s Mama: Weatherkat is now forecasting big sales and happy customers.
    Let it be so.
    As for the bicycle shorts…ugh.
    Some wunderful fotos from TN, but where’s Blukat?

  17. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    12:45 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Loulou does go through the revolving door with her head held high. Now that she’s learned how to do it, she wants to go in every revolving door that we pass on our walks.

    The artist who made the Homeless Jesus wants to have one in every city. Recently one went to Orlando.

  18. Barb, Maggie and Lucy
    1:14 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Good afternoon all. We finally read A Cat Was Involved along with Iggy Chronicles, now that they can be ordered without owning a Kindle. This might have been the case for a while, and we weren’t aware of it. Both were very enjoyable.

    Great pictures. We were wondering the same thing about Bluekat.

    Sounds like A & L will have a fun and profitable day. Yay!

    Rio, We looked up the new car and is a beauty. They have a black and then another called black silver, which sounds like it might have a metallic fleck in it. Which one does your friend like?

  19. Masquers
    1:18 pm on May 24th, 2015

    HOH: Oh, oh…that last foto flipped on its side…and just when you were doing so well. ^..^
    MPM: Did the City petition for the statue or was it paid for by St. Paul’s? It certainly would be a good reminder to have the Homeless Jesus in every large city.
    BML: Someone here is still sobbing over the lost complimentary copy of A Cat Was Involved.

  20. Masquers
    1:19 pm on May 24th, 2015

    It was pawtographed by Chet himself. sob.

  21. dawson
    1:41 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Masquers: Sob, sob.

  22. dawson
    1:49 pm on May 24th, 2015

    MPop’s and Loulou’s Mom: You two may get dizzy walking around all the revolving doors in town. 🙂

  23. Tupper's Mama
    2:01 pm on May 24th, 2015

    PS – we love the pics from Plunderfest South. The wifi just stuttered on for a minute so the pictures would load.

  24. BearSpiritDog
    2:07 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Little LouLou…Master of the Revolving Door…no small accomplishment!

  25. bluecat
    2:10 pm on May 24th, 2015


  26. bluecat
    2:12 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Hi. I’m home. C.Hobbit and I will meet when she’s in Indiana visiting relatives, sometime after the 30th.

    Leo the horse is 23 today. My boy is 38 today.

    Rio – my girl drives an Outback and really likes it. It has room for all of Leo’s stuff and sometimes it smells like Leo. Mom’s weird; she likes the smell of horse and leather.

  27. Herd of Hounds
    2:26 pm on May 24th, 2015

    We all got a chuckle out of one of the crackers that came and we knew someone was watching out for us.

  28. Herd of Hounds
    2:29 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Know that this picture was posted last night but he didn’t catch it look Mollypop mom we have one here too it’s funny I never knew that until you showed me one.

  29. Herd of Hounds
    2:30 pm on May 24th, 2015

    You’ve been doing historical things today and will put some pictures up a little bit later.

  30. Herd of Hounds
    2:31 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Not you’ve ,we have.

  31. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    2:39 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Masquers, St. Paul’s raised the money for the Homeless Jesus statue through private donations. Here’s more.

  32. Herd of Hounds
    3:24 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Went to the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and rode the 4 1/2 mile loop in vintage RR cars.

  33. c.hobbit
    3:24 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Having a grand and delightful time with Sharon and Digger. This is MY first Plunder visit since everyone else has come to me.

  34. Herd of Hounds
    3:25 pm on May 24th, 2015
  35. Masquers
    3:44 pm on May 24th, 2015

    MPM: The statue has quite an interesting history. Despite a small controversy within segments of the Catholic church it seems to be gaining in popularity. Interesting enough the model now has a home in the Vatican. I wonder what the higher-ups in the archdiocese think about that.
    Blukat: Thanks for the Plunderfest update.
    HOH&Hobbit: More great fotos!

  36. BearSpiritDog
    3:47 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Love the Old Train!

  37. Herd of Hounds
    4:20 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Howlers mom Macy’s mom and Dawson, Is there some kind of a plunder conspiracy that has to do with me and tunnels?

  38. BearSpiritDog
    4:46 pm on May 24th, 2015

    At Last! The Light at the End of the Tunnel! Yeep.

  39. Wookie's and Teddy's Dad
    4:51 pm on May 24th, 2015

    For those of you who have enjoyed the Raine Stockton/Cisco series by Donna Ball, I have some good news for you. Donna has started a new series, to be known as the Dogleg Island Mysteries, which features a border collie named Flash (and coincidentally the title of the first book is “Flash”). She is a wonderful writer and plotter, and the book is really terrific. It is certainly a bit more gritty than the Raine Stockton series, but not too gritty, and the suspense quotient is quite high. Also, unlike Cisco (a golden retriever) in the Raine Stockton series, who has an important role to play as an actor, with Flash, some of the book is actually narrated from his point of view (sound familiar). Indeed, one of the Amazon reviewers drew the direct connection to the Chet & Bernie series, and I think imitation is the highest form of flattery. Flash is no Chet, in that only specific parts of the book are told from his point of view, but it does add an important element to the story, and Flash is truly an endearing character. I hope Donna keeps writing more in the Raine Stockton series, but we are looking forward with great anticipation to the second book in the Dogleg Island series as well. Separately, Donna has a different series that are NOT mysteries, but simply well told cozies called The Ladybug Farm series. That is highly recommended as well for those of you who are fans of hers.

  40. BearSpiritDog
    5:06 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Sad News out of New Jersey: John Nash (the Brilliant Mathematician and subject of A Beautiful Mind) & his wife have died. The Nashes were passengers in a taxi whose driver lost control after he tried to pass another vehicle on the New Jersey Turnpike. The couple was traveling back from the airport, having just returned from a Trip to Norway, where Nash had received the Abel Prize for Mathematics. They had been married nearly 60 Years.

  41. BearSpiritDog
    5:12 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Teddy: We will be checking out the new Dogleg Island Mystery Series your dad just recommended. It sounds Very Good.
    P.S. Are you still Undercover?

  42. Howlers
    5:34 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Howdy, and a very late Happy Egg Day to you all. This is a whirlwind weekend. This morning, we went on a Dog Walk (hike) at Monocacy Hill Park. We met 3 new friends there: Lucy, a pitbull/lab/dalmation mix, Izzy, whose real name we can’t pronounce or spell, but who looks like how we imagine Chet, and Sammy, a husky mix. We all got along splendidly and are now best friends. The next scheduled walk is June 7th.
    Happy Birthday to Leo, and to Bluecat’s boy! And we would like to know if there is anyone on earth who does not love the smell of horse and leather. Oh, and hay!

  43. Wose-the small and meek
    5:37 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Grizz and I are back from mall walking. Had a nice sangria with calamari, fried zucchini, avocado, and portabello mushrooms at the Cheesecake Factory. Grizz had a cappuccino with chocolate syrup, and we shared a slice of their original cheesecake. YUM-MY!

    Loving the pictures from Plunderfest South.

    BSD, Saw the news about John Nash and his wife. Very sad. If you have not seen the movie, it is very good, and Russell Crowe was excellent.

  44. Howlers
    5:38 pm on May 24th, 2015

    We love the story of the Homeless Jesus statue. Why would any of the Catholic hierarchy object to that?

  45. Zeus
    5:43 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Yesterday, Mom and Pop did a long bike ride on the Delaware Canal towpath. They started in New Hope, which is a touristy, artsy, quaint town, went up to Center Bridge, where they went over to New Jersey, and then down to Washington’s Crossing, and then back to New Hooe. They finished the day with lunch at Landings, which is one of their favorite spots in New Hope.
    Me? I thought they would never get home.

  46. Masquers
    6:18 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Oh, Zeus! What have you done?

    Happy Birthday to Leo and Blukat’s boy!

  47. Mpop's and Loulou's Mom
    7:02 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Dawson, a few days ago I was talking to Pat Kane’s sister, Erica. (Erica Kane was the name of Susan Lucci in her soap opera role.). Erica said she was going to the game in Chicago to hopefully bring her brother good luck. It looks like it worked. Pat scored the winning goal!

  48. Zeus
    7:03 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Heh heh! Not me, Jazzkat. It is just a joke I saw Mom laughing at. She said it reminded her of someone. I have no idea who that could be.

  49. dawson
    7:38 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Zeus: Way to suk-up, boy! Your ‘rents are getting lean and strong, aren’t they?

    Ditto on the birthday wishes for Leo and Bluecat’s boy. And many more.

    It makes me homesick to see the pictures of CHobbit with Sharon and DDD. Wait! I’m at home. It makes me want to be where they are.
    Bold springtime shirt, DDD, but you pull it off!
    CHobbit is beautiful, plain and simple.
    Sharon is taking pictures of crackers, heh! Not blurry at all. Which reminds me that I’ve been seeing butterflies in the garden lately…and that I’m hungry.

    Wose’s post also making me hungry.
    I have not seen the movie about John Nash – was just reading about his life. Very sad accident.

    Wookie’s and Teddy’s Dad: I always enjoy your recommendations.

  50. dawson
    7:44 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Mpop’s and Loulou’s Mom: Patrick Kane is a joy to watch. This series has had some excellent periods of hockey. Did you see the head-butt of the puck into the goal? It didn’t count but was worth seeing.

  51. Kat
    8:50 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Kisses around!

  52. BearSpiritDog
    9:19 pm on May 24th, 2015

    We are borrowing a Photo from Facebookie simply because it is so Marvelous: Amalia & Leonard at Sharon Springs.

  53. BearSpiritDog
    9:21 pm on May 24th, 2015

    We are borrowing a Photo from Facebookie simply because it is so Marvelous: Amalia & Leonard at Sharon Springs.

  54. Herd of Hounds
    9:42 pm on May 24th, 2015

    From the train we went to the Incline Railway, the steepest train in the USA. The last part has a 72.5 0/0 grade.

  55. Herd of Hounds
    9:44 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Here is the view at the end…1 mile and 2,200 feet later.

  56. Herd of Hounds
    9:46 pm on May 24th, 2015
  57. Herd of Hounds
    9:50 pm on May 24th, 2015

    We saw the sight of the “Battle abobe the clouds” on Lookout Mountain and saw monunents and cannons left in place,

  58. Herd of Hounds
    9:57 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Long and exhausting day but fun with Plunderer friend. And speaking of friends, Snowhook, Rebecca, Bellie, Thieves, what are the names of “Harris the Second-hand Sled Dog’s pups?

  59. c.hobbit
    10:01 pm on May 24th, 2015

    One of the “herd of hounds” here in TN. Comfort is comfort. She has brushed aside the dog blanket covering the love seat. snort!

  60. Tupper's Mama
    10:30 pm on May 24th, 2015

    BSD – no fair! That picture from fb has me looking like a wrinkly gnome. Someone had just said something very funny – this is an unfortunate split second of crinkly-laughing-face. Oh well.

    Great pics from Tennessee! Wish we were there.
    But we are here, which is home from the show. We both have a Corgi on our lap, we get to sleep in our own bed and life is good.

  61. Herd of Hounds
    10:37 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Amen to that Tupper’s Mama. We are heading for dreamland too.
    Nighty night.

  62. Ole Doc
    10:57 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Golinka: What’s this? There was a photo of a wrinkly gnome on the blog? I didn’t see it. I did see a smiling beauty with a Storyteller in the background. If you catch the gnome ask about Junior’s eyebrows. There is a theory at the kennel that said gnome made off with said brows when Junior wasn’t looking.

    Nighty noodles.

  63. Tupper's Mama
    11:01 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Doc – yup, gnomes are tricky like that.

  64. BearSpiritDog
    11:20 pm on May 24th, 2015

    Doc: We see that same Smiling Beauty with the Storyteller in the Background.
    She looks so Beautiful and Happy we couldn’t resist posting the Lovely Photo.

    Sweet Dreams Everyone – Bear

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