Chetspeak on Sunday: Football, of Course

Didn’t know what Bernie heard, but I heard TV voices, very faint, coming through the wall. I could even make out a few words, like “red zone blitz,” which meant football. We watched a lot of football at home. Bernie preferred college football to pro football, had once gotten into this big argument about it with a perp we had tied up in the back of a beer truck. Kind of strange, and maybe a story for some other time.

– from Thereby Hangs a Tail.

Welcome new friend Zeb (fellow ribs lover).


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196 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday: Football, of Course”

  1. Kat
    8:34 am on January 19th, 2014

    Good morning, and Happy Egg Day. This morning’s eggs were sunny side up, cooked just the way the ‘rents eat them. Delish!
    Hey! Mom likes college football way better than pro. So therefore: Bernie and Mom are twins!?!?!?

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:36 am on January 19th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! Chetspeak, Egg Day, life is better than good. And so many stories for another day.
    Have a silky, smooth Sunday.

  3. Melanie
    9:07 am on January 19th, 2014

    Happy Day!

    There are so many stories that Chet has saved for another day . .

    I love what he wrote on his FaceBook page . . 3:00 pm is when the game starts.

    Another lazy day for me. Better though. (Even though I drank an ocean yesterday)

  4. B. Stover
    9:25 am on January 19th, 2014

    Football…of course….

    Good morning all.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    10:00 am on January 19th, 2014

    HRH B, with the Groundhog Bowl coming up, what else would you expect?

  6. Masquers
    10:06 am on January 19th, 2014

    HOH: How about Seahawks Sunday?

  7. Macy the min-pin
    10:23 am on January 19th, 2014

    Good morning! Trying to come up with something witty to say: fail.

  8. Wose
    10:30 am on January 19th, 2014

    Happy Egg Day, Kat! Sounds like you had a scrumptious breakfast.

    Masquers, the Supper Bowl menu is still being tweaked.

    RIO! loved your pictures from last night? NOW, if they really of you and Beau….
    You know I love you my little puglove.

    B&M, I do apologize for my graphic description yesterday. Still sick, still blowing my nose, still coughing up foreign objects.

    Oh, last night’s WItte Night at the Movies was, REAR WINDOW. What a great film! And what can be said about the beautiful Grace Kelly?

    Lefty, I hope you are not still leaping staircases in a single bound.

    Good day, all. I will be in and out of the quilt today.

  9. Wose
    10:31 am on January 19th, 2014

    Macy, I love your picture from last night. Your tail was wagging so much, it was a blur. Do you blur?

  10. Barb & Maggie
    10:42 am on January 19th, 2014

    Good morning all. Happy Chetspeak and Egg Day, although we are having granola here this morning.

    We were sure that was Rio and Beau in the final picture last night, but they are wearing someone else’s name tags. What’s up with that?

    Lefty, Avoid stairs today.

  11. Herd of Hounds
    10:46 am on January 19th, 2014

    Masquers: Who is against the Seahawks today? Denver and Pats? Seahawks and??????? Who would we offend (the multitudinous masses) by making it Seahawk Sunday?

  12. Melanie
    10:47 am on January 19th, 2014
  13. Herd of Hounds
    10:54 am on January 19th, 2014

    Leave it to Larson and The Far Side to sum it up in a nutshell (what does Chet say about nutshells?)

  14. Barb & Maggie
    11:00 am on January 19th, 2014

    Love that one, Melanie. People describe English Shepherds as a Border Collie with an off switch.

  15. Siber-H
    11:02 am on January 19th, 2014

    Happy Football Day!
    To be fair, we are going to have to make it a Broncos, Seahawks and Patroits Sunday.

    Melanie, That is one of the funniest Far Side cartoons. Mom remembers it.

  16. Herd of Hounds
    11:04 am on January 19th, 2014

    OK, mom is taking her life in her hands here…forget a silky smooth Sunday. At MASQUERS’ suggestion it is now…have a Seahawks Sunday. (hiding behind big chair here)

  17. Herd of Hounds
    11:06 am on January 19th, 2014

    Holy guacamole, Plunderers! Perhaps Siber H has the best idea yet. A super FB playoff team day (and mom’s favorite color is plaid).

  18. O'Howlers
    11:17 am on January 19th, 2014

    That name works best, HOH. Don’t forger the ‘Niners.

  19. O'Howlers
    11:18 am on January 19th, 2014

    That name works best, HOH. Don’t forget the ‘Niners.

  20. Beau - The Black Pug
    11:26 am on January 19th, 2014

    Sneeze!….I’m so excited! I hope I don’t pee all over…snort!sniffle!….Da big game is gonna start very soon! An I over-heard my friend who loves me best say dat she is going ta go get the really good pizza so we can eat during da game….wooooo!snneeeeze!

  21. Siber-H
    11:36 am on January 19th, 2014

    I left out The Niners on purpose because I don’t know any Plunderer that is cheering for them…maybe Wolfie?

  22. BearSpiritDog
    11:41 am on January 19th, 2014

    Melanie: Hurray for a Good Day!
    And, a Favorite Far Side cartoon.

  23. Masquers
    11:48 am on January 19th, 2014

    Rose: Let us hope the menu is all that is being tweaked on this day of Championship playoffs.
    Yes Wolfie could very well be a 49er fan.
    Have a day of rest under the quilt all who need it.

  24. Masquers
    11:51 am on January 19th, 2014

    …we will try to keep the cheering down to a roar. ^..^

  25. Tupper and Gilly
    11:55 am on January 19th, 2014

    We here are cheering for the Dodgers. We are SURE that they will pull off the Hat Trick. Unless of course someone pulls that infield fly rule. But then again, they are really good shooting from outside the key.

  26. O'Howlers
    11:56 am on January 19th, 2014

    When Mom asked Pop who he was rooting for, he said the ‘Niners. She asked why, and he said because he has always liked the ‘Niners and, besides, Golden Tate plays for them. Mom sais she is probably for the Seahawks. Pop asked why, and she said “because Nana is”.
    In Joe Montana/Jerry Rice days, this household did always cheer for San Fran.

  27. Wolfie
    11:57 am on January 19th, 2014

    Dad is a Niners fan! He is afraid to watch the game because he might jinx them.

  28. Barb & Maggie
    12:03 pm on January 19th, 2014

    What Tupper and Gily said.

  29. Barb & Maggie
    12:04 pm on January 19th, 2014

    That should be Gilly.

  30. Diane C.
    12:17 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Melanie–I’m happy to hear the day is shaping well for you.

    Wose–coughing up foreign objects! I wish I’d said that (and probably will in future, in another context). I hope you’re feeling better. If not, continue to be very very kind to yourself.

    Macy–I’m also failing to be witty (nothing new there), T and G can pretty much assume responsibility for my share of the sproting aspect of the conversation.

    Thanks for the Larson cartoon. Everyone have a fab day.

  31. Macy the min-pin
    1:05 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Please don’t forger anybody.

    Masquers, do you cause an earthquake at your place?

    My tail has attempted to blur, but what usually happens is that I am left hanging upside down since the rest of me can’t keep up with the tail rotor.

    T and G, I find it suspicious that you know all those terms. Closet sports fan, what?

    Mom was watching Jimmy Fallon on line. I have no idea what this means, but he said it was a good thing that the gold rush was not 20 years later.

    I believe that we should start hinting to dad for ballgame pizza, too. Pi-zza, pi-zza

    Those going to Alaska, don’t forget your Passport stamp. I think I found mom a good one to represent me, and cheap (my middle name) Macy C. Nash

  32. Masquers
    1:11 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Macy: Let’s just say CHobbit would not be pleased. I have my own little couch with miniature cushions…everything will be in shreds by the end of the game(s).

  33. dawson
    1:13 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Chetspeak on topic.

    Melanie: The cartoon gave me a morning laugh!

    I’m a fan of the 49’ers (left over from the Montana/Rice days), hoping for a Seattle win (because of Nana) but agree with T&G all the way because I love to see a Hat Trick.

    It is sunny and warm!!! I’m going for a long walk. Then Huevos Rancheros for brunch.

  34. Diane C.
    1:13 pm on January 19th, 2014

    ERRATUM–That was supposed to be “sporting”…

  35. Herd of Hounds
    1:18 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Whoa, a player named Golden Tate in the Golden State? Wooda thunk?
    Macy, the original gold rush in CA was in 1849, add 20 and the number is almost pisces looking! (are we being too obtuse again? )
    Daddy Dawg is expecting the middle son today. GAH! He always brings too much drama…nobody likes me, everybody hates me, guess I’ll go eat worms.

  36. Herd of Hounds
    1:20 pm on January 19th, 2014

    BTW, how many free throws are there in each inning of the play offs and does any team get a mulligan?

  37. Diane C.
    1:28 pm on January 19th, 2014

    HOH–No, but I understand there are two lets per team per inning…

  38. Belle Starr
    1:30 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Diane: I don’t know about witty, but I know my Two-legged mama (a.k.a. That damn pixie who stole my sparkles) is not funny. She has also been known to sit on the Lack of Creativity bench from time to time like when there is a contes for book titles. It’s not a bad place to be with her. She usually brings snacks to share with the other bench warmers.

  39. Junior
    1:34 pm on January 19th, 2014

    My team is whichever team Senior has claimed as his own. Case closed.

  40. Herd of Hounds
    1:40 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Diane, excuse us for being nosey (we are hounds, after all) but does your work have something to do with CSUF?

  41. Siber-H
    2:09 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Masquers, I am cheering for Seattle.

    Junior, Senior is cheering for the Broncos so you need to cheer really loud and hard.

  42. Barb & Maggie
    2:14 pm on January 19th, 2014

    What is CSUF?

    What do youse guys think of the name Gucci for our new possible addition? It sounds very much like her current name, but is much more classy. The way Americans pronounce Gucci it rhymes with Poochie.

    The lady in charge, Arlene, is coming up this week to do a home visit. Hope we pass!

  43. Herd of Hounds
    2:15 pm on January 19th, 2014

    T&G and B&M we may have missed something, but all this brouhaha, isn’t it just a game (we are ducking now).

  44. Siber-H
    2:16 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Barb, you will pass.

  45. Herd of Hounds
    2:18 pm on January 19th, 2014

    B&M, a real brainstorm, Gucci is a great idea for the name, classy with a soupçon of Americanism. Good luck on the home visit, all 11 of our paws are crossed!

  46. Masquers
    2:19 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Thank you, Siber, and may they be howls of victory after the game.
    We will be joining you and Riö and Beau and Junior for the first game coming up shortly. Paws, tails & eyes crossed.

  47. Masquers
    2:26 pm on January 19th, 2014

    B&M: Gucci is a purrfect name! (do Americans pronounce it wrong?)
    HOH: Same question here.

  48. Beau - The Black Pug
    2:38 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Sneeze!…Dose pizza pies are here!…Whoooo!Whoooo!….I know da big game is gonna start real soon now…sneeze!…PIZZA!

  49. Beau - The Black Pug
    2:41 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Maskers!…sneeze!….You and dat Blue Kitty Kats eyes will be crossed during dis game…snort!…Somehow I know dat is good luck…eh!heh!heh!..snuffle!

  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:45 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Slurp!….burp!…gurgle!slurp…chomp!chomp!…slurp!…Great game so far…snort!…Oh wait…heh!heh!…burp!…Someone got jalapenos on her pizza…wheeze!…I know I will be feeling this tomorrow…grunt!

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:54 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Weather!…It is 60 degrees and sunny!…heheh!…After what we’ve been through, this feel tropical….snort!…Very good weather for our quarterback too!….Wooooo!burp!

  52. Barb & Maggie
    2:58 pm on January 19th, 2014

    HOH, read your SDD. Understood.

    Masquers, We didn’t realize this, but when we looked it up on line it said Italians pronounce it Gutti.

    We now have an home visit appointment for Wednesday at 1:00.

  53. Beau - The Go-Bronco Pug
    2:59 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Grunt!…Sneeze!….Rio said I could post on dis here blog during da big game…sniff!…He said if da Broncos are losing he will take over because I will be sobbing in a dark corner…grump!…Dat will not happen, no it will not…sneeze!

  54. bluecat
    2:59 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Beau – we’re on it, crossed eyes and all. Catch you later.

  55. Barb & Maggie
    3:11 pm on January 19th, 2014

    We don’t think Jimmy Fallon’s comment about the 49’s had anything to do with astrology. Let’s just leave it at that.

    And here is the first of two pictures introducing the Great Miss Gucci.

  56. Barb & Maggie
    3:12 pm on January 19th, 2014
  57. Herd of Hounds
    3:15 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Lordy, Lordy, Miz Gucci, you are indeed a beautiful lady. Hope you get to live with Barb and Maggie. Size isn’t an issue, just walk under Maggie Pie 🙂

  58. c.hobbit
    3:22 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Wait until Redbone Hound sees Miss Gucci…

  59. Beau - The Go-Bronco Pug
    3:28 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Score!….Broncos score first…sneeeeeeeeze!….WooooHoooo!…Where is dat bowl of beer?…sneeeeze!

  60. BearSpiritDog
    3:30 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Va Va Boom. Miss Gucci!

  61. Beau - The Go-Broncos Pug
    3:30 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Cough!…Rio has eaten all da hot-wings and now dere is only some jalapeno pizza left…burp!…I do not think I should eat jalapena pizza, not with my irregularity issues…sniff!

  62. BearSpiritDog
    3:31 pm on January 19th, 2014


  63. BearSpiritDog
    3:40 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Rio: Are youse drinking Cousin Rufus’ Rahr Brew?

  64. BearSpiritDog
    3:42 pm on January 19th, 2014

    That last comment should have been addressed to You, Beau, since it is Your Paws on the keyboard.

  65. Barb & Maggie
    3:43 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Oh my, oh dear, I hope Miz Macy doesn’t have a snit over Miz Gucci. Did you know that the Basset nose and ability to track is second only to the Bloodhound? Mr. Redbone, being a Coonhound, is probably very comparable to the Basset. Being a senior gal, she probably has no interest in romance, so Macy, we think you are safe. Anyway, nice girls don’t try to take another girl’s boyfriend.

  66. BooBear
    3:45 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Miss Gucci is a very pretty lady!! She looks excited to finally be receiving some attention. Hope this works out for her and for Maggie. Can’t decide who to cheer for in this first game. Know we want Seattle to win the 2nd game.

  67. Wose
    3:46 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Ms.Gucci is a beauty!

  68. Herd of Hounds
    3:48 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Haven’t heard from Macy since just afternoon. Probably on m i l watch. Hope all is ok there. Our thoughts are with them.
    Melanie, it is Sunday, drink, slosh, flush 🙂

  69. Junior
    3:51 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Senior: Where does one get a couch cushion of their very own? I don’t think we’ll need it, but I like to be prepared.

  70. Luna
    3:55 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Maggie: Paws crossed that all works out for you and Gucci. We are happy to be a character reference for you.

  71. Melanie
    3:56 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Hiding behind sofa in shame . .

    Miss Gucci is cute!

  72. Beau - The Go-Broncos Pug
    3:57 pm on January 19th, 2014

    WOOOOO!…sneeeeze!….Dose Broncos just scored a touchdown!….WOOOOO!….sneeeeze!,,,,eh!heh!….My friend who loves me best is twirling around and around….snuffle!….I hope dose jalapenos are not cause her disturbance already…snuffle!

  73. Macy the min-pin
    4:05 pm on January 19th, 2014

    OOops, we missed the first quarter.

  74. Macy the min-pin
    4:13 pm on January 19th, 2014

    We are here, mom has been looking at doodles on the ‘puter.

    There is plenty of Mr. Redbone Hound to go around, so long as he keeps it quiet. Ms. Gucci deserves all the best in life.

    I could really go for some of those Pringles right now.

    M-I-L is unchanged. Dad is home.

  75. Herd of Hounds
    4:24 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Macy, we think the m i l is waiting for something or someone. Have seen someone wait for an out of area relative to come. Even though “comatose” the relation was mentioned in the room. The “imminent demise” didn’t occur until 15 min. after said person walked in 3 days later! Feel badly for Rick, this must be putting him through a wringer (gah, showing our age with that phrase).

  76. Tupper and Gilly
    4:27 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Diane – really? TWO lets per inning? But we thought this was the playoffs. Surely if one of the bowlers picks up a seven ten split, they will get an extra let. right?

    Maggie – we think your potential roommate is very cute. We have heard many good things about Bassett Hounds, especially the sweetness factor.

    Macy – sigh….we know, its hard, but she has to pick her own time. Give you Dad a head bump from us.

  77. Beau - The Go-Broncos Pug
    4:27 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Score!….Update on da score so far in dis awesomeness of games. It is 13 ta 3 Broncos!….sneeeze!…Now it is Half-Time which around here we like ta call “Slurp n’ Burp”…eh!heh!heh!….snort!

  78. Siber-H
    4:40 pm on January 19th, 2014

    I know the Broncos are ahead, but this is still nerve-wracking.

  79. Barb & Maggie
    4:43 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Macy, We are thinking of your mom and dad. God speed to Rick’s mother.

  80. O'Howlers
    4:47 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Just got back in after watching over Mom on her cold winter ride on Annie.
    Gucci! That is a great name!!!! Hope she comes to live with Maggie because she sure is cute and deserves a good home with Barb.
    Time for a nice warm bath and then we will catch up with the game afterwards.

  81. O'Howlers
    4:48 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Oh, and Macy, tell your mom and dad that we are praying for your grandmom’s peaceful passing.

  82. Beau - The Go-Broncos Pug
    4:55 pm on January 19th, 2014

    SNEEEZE!….Wow! Another touchdown by da Broncos!….WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOO!…cough!cough!sneeze!…eh!heh!heh!

  83. Diane C.
    5:09 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Belle Starr–As you have correctly noted, I am also a frequent occupant of the Lack of Creativity bench

    HOH–Not nosey at all, I don’t think–maybe just making inferences. And no, but the late great husband was a founding faculty member (in fact,to hear him tell it, THE founding faculty member) of the Econ. Department. I wasn’t alive at the time, so can’t confirm or deny.

  84. Diane C.
    5:18 pm on January 19th, 2014

    B and M–Ms. Gucci is lovely and has the perfect name (how else would one pronounce “Gucci”?)

    T and G–I think during the playoffs the behind the bowler’s arm rule applies: “Anything moving in front of or close to the screen at the bowler’s end causes a distraction, and play will be held up until it is removed. On a club ground, such delays are usually caused by wandering dogs…tourists or members of the batting side walking the boundary when they think the captain might be looking for someone to take over the scorebook.”

    CSUF is California State University, Fullerton, part of the second tier CSU system of the California Master Plan for higher education.

  85. Tupper and Gilly
    5:25 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Diane – we think that rule sounds about right. We bet a certain losing QB will blame “wandering dogs on the sidelines”
    tee hee

  86. Herd of Hounds
    5:27 pm on January 19th, 2014

    D, thanks. The first hubby graduated there somewhere around 75 or 76. We did a lot of things with the cinematography dept. as he wanted to be a photographer. Got the degree but never foto career. Mom went to University of Redlands and UCI (Irvine for ferigners).

  87. Tupper and Gilly
    5:35 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Does anyone else have a GINORMOUS image of Chet and Bernie behind their blog page?

  88. Barb & Maggie
    5:36 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Diane, We posted earlier that when we looked it up Gucci is pronounced like Gutt{i} in Italian. Evidently the c is pronounced as a t. We did not know that, but we will say it to rhyme with Poochie.

  89. Barb & Maggie
    5:38 pm on January 19th, 2014

    T & G, No.

  90. Beau - The Go-Broncos Pug
    5:41 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Chet!…Ginormous Chet an Bernie!…sneeze!…Yes! It has always been dat way…eh!heh!heh!…My Broncos are still winning and it is da 4th quarter….snort!snort!sneeze!

  91. Princess Sam
    5:46 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Miss Gucci! What a wonderful thing this could be.

  92. O'Howlers
    5:47 pm on January 19th, 2014

    T&G, No.

  93. Macy the min-pin
    5:48 pm on January 19th, 2014

    T and G Ms. Gucci can join the height deficiency branch of the Plunder Hounds. She has a pretty smile.

  94. Beau - The Go-Broncos Pug
    5:57 pm on January 19th, 2014

    SNEEZE!….Oh my dawggies!…snuffle!….My team is sooo close ta officially going to the big BIG Supper Bowl!…wheeze!

  95. Masquers
    6:02 pm on January 19th, 2014

    a sigh of relief and big

  96. Herd of Hounds
    6:03 pm on January 19th, 2014

    T&G, no Chet and Bernie here.

  97. Macy the min-pin
    6:03 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Supper Bowl for the Broncos!!!!

  98. O'Howlers
    6:03 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Beau!!!! Woo Hooo !!!!!!

  99. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:05 pm on January 19th, 2014

    SUPER!….Supper Bowl here we come!….WOOOOOOOOOQOOooooOOOOOOOOOoooo!…snort!snort!….Oh by the way, Beau feinted right after the game ended….heh!heh!….I will spit some beer on him so he does not miss the trophy awards….chorkel!…..SUPPER BOWL here we come, ready or not!….WOOOOOOOOO! HOOOOOOOOO!….cough!cough!

  100. Masquers
    6:05 pm on January 19th, 2014

    This long day is not over…yet.

  101. Macy the min-pin
    6:05 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Ok sorry, 49er fans, we here want to see Masquers and BSD vs. the Pugs in the Bowl.

    That is one of those sentences that needs a comma. I left it out and it was sorry 49ers, heh-heh.

  102. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:08 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Patriots!….Broncos beat them, soundly….snort!….Un-freakin’ believable!….ZOW!Wow!

  103. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:10 pm on January 19th, 2014

    SEAHAWKS!….snort!snort!….After the trophy awards we will be tuning into the Seahawks vs da 49er’s…heh!heh!…Of course I want to see the Seahawks winnit! OF COURSE!….wheeze!

  104. Riö – The Evil Pug
    6:17 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Beau!…He is UP!…snort!…And we are celebrating!…Woooo!

  105. Siber-H
    6:20 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Rio, That is the best quote about the football game…”Un- freakin believeable”

    YARK!! The Broncos are going to the Superbowl. Beau and I called this one early in the season. YARK!!!


  106. Wose
    6:25 pm on January 19th, 2014

    RIO! BEAU! Wooooooooohoooooooo! Maybe your Broncos tag brought the team good luck! Look for a Denver Broncos calendar next year!

  107. O'Howlers
    6:35 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Ann Wilson!

  108. Tupper and Gilly
    6:36 pm on January 19th, 2014

    We say the Broncos really bucked off the Patriots.
    tee hee

  109. Tupper and Gilly
    6:39 pm on January 19th, 2014

    OK, Howlers. Have a Heart and explain that Ann Wilson comment.

  110. Herd of Hounds
    6:49 pm on January 19th, 2014

    OH, lost us on “Ann Wilson!” explain, please, in English.

  111. Wose
    6:52 pm on January 19th, 2014

    DUH! How can I be so empty headed!? I guess the ECT took not just my memory but part of the grey matter as well. I didn’t know Chet and Bernie of the Alaskan branch of the Little Detective Agency were the Facebook FOM!
    Go, ahead and laugh, I deserve it!
    What a dope I am!

  112. bluecat
    6:54 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Beau – good game, fellow Peyton fan.

    Ann Wilson? No idea.

    Macy’s Mom & Dad – wishing you peace through this challenge.

    Miss Gucci is a keeper, Barb & Maggie. She’s classy.

  113. Wose
    6:54 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Ann Wilson? Are youse referring to the band HEART?

  114. Barb & Maggie
    6:54 pm on January 19th, 2014

    We don’t know about Ann Wilson either.

    This is a question for Masquers who watches a lot of movies. We can watch The Day After tomorrow or Planet of the Apes (the new one). Which do you suggest?

  115. Wose
    6:55 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Miss Macy , please know my thoughts are with you and your family. Peace be with you.

  116. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:10 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Wilsons!….Anne Wilson is the sister of Russell Wilson who is the quarterback of Masker’s Seattle Seahawks team…snort!…If I’m lying, I’m farting…heh!heh!…Also, she sang the National Anthem before the Seahawks game started…grunt!

  117. Herd of Hounds
    7:13 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Rio, you are always pooting! But TY for the wilson info.

  118. Tupper and Gilly
    7:16 pm on January 19th, 2014

    We just noticed Spence’s comments on Facebook about two women who are champion patters, so “go pats”.

    Really, Spence.

    Our street has turned into a slalom course worthy of the Jamaican bobsled team. We have been watching a waltz of spinning cars go by for the last hour.
    The snow last night melted into puddles and wet roads, and now we have a hard freeze. Makes for interesting drving

  119. Siber-H
    7:19 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Anne Wilson is 63 years old.

  120. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:25 pm on January 19th, 2014

    SiberH!…Those guys don’t know that!….snort!snort!

  121. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    7:45 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Maskers!….sneeze!….Your team is starting ta play now…eh!heh!…Dey just needed a quarter to warm up to the idea of it all…snuffle!…Now dey will kick some San Fran butt big time…sneeze!snort!

  122. O'Howlers
    7:51 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Sorry for confusion for you who aren’t watching this game. We yelled Ann Wilson when she came out to sing the National Anthem before the Seahawks game we love her.
    We were eating tacos and so we didn’t see your questions.
    So Pop confused us earlier. Golden Tate actually plays for Seattle, not San Fran. So therefore…

  123. Masquers
    7:52 pm on January 19th, 2014

    T&G: Ann Wilson…have a Heart…chortle.
    B&M: Both movies are about the same. We would suggest The Day After Tomorrow because of the blog talk about it.
    Watched The Butler and agree it is excellent.
    btw: anyone have any extra couch cushions?

  124. O'Howlers
    8:06 pm on January 19th, 2014

    The Help just started on TNT, Barb. Did you see that movie?

  125. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:14 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Booties!…Does anyone know, did the Bootie fund reach it’s goal?….sniff!

  126. Barb & Maggie
    8:19 pm on January 19th, 2014

    O’Howlers, we saw The help previously, and then watched most of it again last night. Also read the book. Big fans of both.

    We are going to take Masquer’s advice and watch Day After. Thanks, and Later.

  127. Masquers
    8:33 pm on January 19th, 2014

    We have a GAME!!!

  128. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    8:35 pm on January 19th, 2014

    TIED!…SNEEEZE!….I told ya Maskers you kitty kat you…eh!heh!heh!…Seahawks have found der wings…sneeze!snorkel!

  129. T.C.
    8:42 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Come on, Masquers’ team!

  130. Barb & Maggie
    8:47 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Howlers, One thing we wanted to mention about watching The Help last night. Someone decided to dub in the word “spit” for the real word that was used in the scene with Minnie and Hilley, one of the most powerful scenes in the movie. By substituting a different word rather than bleeping, it totally destroyed the scene, IMHO. They continued to use the word spit throughout the rest of the movie. That made it seem like not such a bid deal. What do you think?

  131. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    8:48 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Kats!….All Kats rooting for dem Seahawk birds…sneeze!…Maybe dis is da fundamental problem…sniff!…We need more Dawgs rooting on dis blog for our Maskers team….sneeze!

  132. Staff
    8:49 pm on January 19th, 2014

    OOF! An exhausting day with 5 kids. Two very nice with their mother and three wind up toys that were twisted tight. But we got them all finished and home safe with their new pillowcases. Dogs, Cats and Owls are hot right now. Oh, and deer. I have to go see if Dad needs help in the kitchen and then I will be back to read the days blog. I hope there were a few more donations to the Booty fund.


  133. Siber-H
    8:52 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Beau, Canine present and cheering for the Seahawks.

  134. Macy the min-pin
    8:54 pm on January 19th, 2014

    3 dawgs for hawks here.

  135. O'Howlers
    8:54 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Barb and Maggie, we agree. That is a stupid word substitution. We wonder why they did that. We don’t even see a reason to bleep it. What channel was that? TNT?

  136. O'Howlers
    8:55 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Hey! Who took our avatar?

  137. O'Howlers
    8:56 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Whew! It’s back.
    3 dogs for the “Golden” Seahawks here.

  138. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    8:57 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Sibers!….Dis is good stuff!…eh!heh!….But I think we need a lot more dawgs howling here for dat Seahawks team…sneeze!….Da Power of Da Plunders – dats what Rio says anyways. We need to see it here tonight for Nana-Maskers-and dat Dead Guy, Bear. Yes we dooo!…snuffle!sneeze!

  139. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    8:59 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Wooo!…Woooo! Now we got us some Dawgs for dis Big Bird game!….sneeze!WOOOOOO!…Hold onto yer couch cushions Maskers ole pal…snort!

  140. Fern
    9:00 pm on January 19th, 2014

    I am for the Birds. Bwak bwak

  141. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    9:05 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Fern!…sneeze!…Welcome to da Big Bird Team you Fern, youse….wooooooo!

  142. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    9:08 pm on January 19th, 2014

    YEEEEEP!….The Birds are ahead for da first time!…snort!…See what da power of the Plunders can doooo!….WOOOOOOO!

  143. Fern
    9:08 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Nana’s team is winning! Bwak bwak!

  144. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:11 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Seahawks!…Unfreakin’ believable!…burp!scratch!

  145. Tenzing
    9:12 pm on January 19th, 2014

    We will throw in all us here at the kennel, a Giant and a Pixie cheering for Masquer’s team.

  146. Pancho & Lefty
    9:15 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Rose: Don’t beat yourself up about not knowing about the Detectives being the FB Friends of the Month. Our Lady has failed to send information via SDD to SQPA. She says she has been busy, whatever that means.

  147. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    9:16 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Sneeze!,…Wow! Dats a heavy load of pups and dawgs and sparkly stuff…cough!cough!…Im allergic to sparkly stuff…sneeze!sneeze!…But this is great news for Da Big Birds!….Woooooo!cough!

  148. Staff
    9:17 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Barb, I was thinking the name Puccini would be very elegant….heh.

  149. Barb & Maggie
    9:17 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Howlers, Yes we think it was on TNT. It is on again tonight.

    You go, Fern. We assume the Seahawks are the birds, right?

  150. O'Howlers
    9:19 pm on January 19th, 2014

    We just went outside to see Jupiter and its 3 moons. Awesome.

  151. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    9:31 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Intercepted!….WOOOOO!…Dose Birds are going to town now!…sneeze!…Dey just interrupted a Niner’s pass….eh!heh!heh!…burp!

  152. Diane C.
    9:34 pm on January 19th, 2014

    B and M–I had started that post about an hour earlier, then wandered off, and finally finished after you had posted the Italian pronunciation. I apologize.
    T and G–I absolutely agree–so many things are (wrongly) blamed onmembers of The Nation.
    HOH: I got my Ph.D at UCI some years ago, then went back to fulfill a lifetime dream of studying classical Greek (yes, it was totally hard). Dogs in Greek literature are given dialog like Bau-au-au (kind of hard to render without a Greek font, but I am not making this up.)

  153. Meashka
    9:35 pm on January 19th, 2014

    I can’t believe we are missing Downton Abby for a football game! Grrr
    Good thing Mom has off tomorrow.

  154. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    9:38 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Strategy!…sneeze!…I am not a strategically oriented pug, but my gut feeling says the Big Birds need to score and real soon like….grunt!sniff!….Dis needs to be a two score game or it will be too close to call….wiffle!sniffle!

  155. Diane C.
    9:39 pm on January 19th, 2014

    B and M–I missed the dubbed version of The Help, but agree that substituting “spit” is ridiculous (it wasn’t bleeped in the televised verison I saw…). Kind of like dubbing “forget it!”, “forget her!” for the real expletive in Glen Garry Glen Ross.

  156. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    9:40 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Sniff!…You mean supporting Nana, Maskers and the dead guy, Bear is not as important as some show about rich snobbish people?…snuffle!sneeze!

  157. Macy the min-pin
    9:41 pm on January 19th, 2014

    So we got us another Dr. person here. I never even went to school. Annie got her degree from Petsmart U.

  158. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    9:43 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Sneeze!…Maybe I have recruited on the wrong blog…groan!…Maybe dis is not the blog that is support-hose to friends in need…sniff!…I must be in da wrong place again. It always happens to me…wheeze!sneeze!

  159. Macy the min-pin
    9:44 pm on January 19th, 2014

    No couch cushion is safe!!!

  160. Meashka
    9:45 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Macy, if we hang around these smart people, maybe something will wear off on us.
    Beau, that’s why we are still watching the game instead of our favorite show. We here love Nana and Masquers and yep, even the dead guy. Heh!

  161. Macy the min-pin
    9:45 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Settle down, Beau. All is well. Go chew your cushion.

  162. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    9:47 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Sneeze!….At least the Mini Pinny is here wiff me and Maskers and Nana and dat dead guy, Bear….eh!heh!heh!…Dose Big Birds might just pull dis out of their squawks!…heh!

  163. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    9:48 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Hey!…What happened to my face?…sniff!

  164. Macy the min-pin
    9:49 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Sea-Hawks, Sea-Hawks, Sea-Hawks

    (chewing furiously)

  165. Pancho & Lefty
    9:49 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Beau, the Go Seapugs Hawk: We are supporting Nana’s team.. Nothing says support like an extra helping of beer and hot wings.

    Macy: Before we forget, we wanted to let you know you and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

  166. Macy the min-pin
    9:50 pm on January 19th, 2014


  167. Meashka
    9:50 pm on January 19th, 2014


  168. Pancho & Lefty
    9:51 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Burp! Beau’s avatar does not go down as smooth as hot wings.

  169. Meashka
    9:52 pm on January 19th, 2014

    There cannot be any couch cushions left at Nana’s.

  170. Macy the min-pin
    9:52 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. Granny continues to hang in there.

  171. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    9:52 pm on January 19th, 2014


  172. Masquers
    9:54 pm on January 19th, 2014

    We have a WINNER!!!!! whooohooowHOOO

  173. Barb & Maggie
    9:54 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Staff, Giacomo Puccini is or was very classy, however us, not so much. We will put that on our list, but since we are not into opera, it will probably be #2 on the list. I bet Diane C knows Puccini. We are more into boot-stompin, spit-kickin C & W. Right, Macy?

  174. Macy the min-pin
    9:56 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Cotton-eyed Joe me, Maggie.

  175. Herd of Hounds
    9:56 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Wow, who needs to control the tv at night when all y’all explain what is happening so well! It’s almost like watching with the sound off. The POP supports da boids too.

  176. Meashka
    9:56 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Congratulations, Masquers. What a game. Whew!
    Now, we will go watch DA.

  177. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:59 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Unbelievable!…snort!snort!….Seahawks vs Broncos in the big BIG BIG Supper Bowl!…Wooooo!…..Nana, I hate to say this, but you are going down!down!down!….heh!heh!…..Let the games and the smack-talk begin!….Woooooo!

  178. Siber-H
    9:59 pm on January 19th, 2014

    We did it!!!
    Us dogs did it!
    Seahawks won!

  179. Pancho & Lefty
    10:03 pm on January 19th, 2014

    The lines are already being drawn at the kennel. Junior says he must cheer for the Broncos to honor the pug side of his family. Belle Starr says she must support katdog, Masquers because they are both black and white. So therefore…

  180. BooBear
    10:05 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Whew! Seattle (who we were wanting to win because of extended family in Washington State) had better play alot better than that or Denver will eat them for lunch and spit out the bones!!

  181. Diane C.
    10:09 pm on January 19th, 2014

    B and M–So should that be pronounced “Puttini”? (I did have an uber-highbrow friend who pronounced it “Pew-cini”). I myself never met the man–I think he died early 20th century. Here’s a clip of one of his big hits:

  182. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on January 19th, 2014

    BooBear!…I am so glad you said that and not me…heh!heh!…Smack-talk is even better when others do it for you!…snort!

  183. Herd of Hounds
    10:15 pm on January 19th, 2014

    We are pondering…horses against birds in New Jersey for the Groundhog Bowl. Is that about it?

  184. Diane C.
    10:17 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Macy–the gorgeous don’t need degrees–they have their own perfection instead.

    Beau–I’m trying to be supportive and helpful–what can I do to help?

    It took my a while to go back and find where the Puccini ref. came from–got it.

  185. Barb & Maggie
    10:21 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Macy, How about Slappin’ Leather, Tush Push Boogie or the Electric Slide. Oh, such fun when Barb was younger.

    Diane, Maybe it should be pronounced Pew-cini. We do not know.
    Barb is now at the patio door yelling “YO, Puccini, get in here.” It does have a certain ring it. Will have to give more thought to this.

  186. Siber-H
    10:22 pm on January 19th, 2014

    BooBear, I am laughing. Your post does not sound like the sweet kat we all know and love.

  187. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    10:23 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Help!…sneeze!…When everyone takes sides, then take da side of my Broncos…sniff!…That will help, maybe…grunt!

  188. Staff
    10:32 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Yukon Quest food drop video.

  189. BooBear
    10:33 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Sorry, SiberH! We just were very disappointed in the game. And the player who got in the camera at the end really was classless!

  190. Barb & Maggie
    10:42 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Diane, thank you for the link to Anna singing Puccini.

    Night all.

  191. Staff
    10:42 pm on January 19th, 2014

    I have always thought it is Pooh-Cheeni with the accent on the Chee. But really have no idea unless it is years of listening to NPR.

  192. Tupper and Gilly
    10:58 pm on January 19th, 2014

    So, now we have to choose a SeaHawk or a Bronco? Hmmm

    Well, SeaHawks are Hawks, and Daddy is Bird Clan and our last name does have Hawk in it.

    But Mama loves horses, and had an American Mustang which is like a Bronco.


    Well, the SeaHawks do have prettier uniforms…..

    Nope – still don’t care.

  193. Meashka
    11:05 pm on January 19th, 2014

    Who was that player spouting his mouth off in the camera after the game, and what was he talking about?

  194. Siber-H
    11:10 pm on January 19th, 2014

    BooBear, I think your post is cute and very well said.

    Night All

  195. Staff
    11:14 pm on January 19th, 2014

    tupper and Gilly…hahahahahah. We don’t care either….snicker

    And Rio, Earlier you mentioned the booty fund. Well I am sad to say there was very limited response to the matching fund offer. Right now we are trying to match 110.00 dollars. We are hoping everyone was so busy today that they didn’t do any matching. If we match the 110.00 then we will be at 885.00 but if not subtract 110 from that total. Sniff.

    sob sob sob.

    goodnight all and good night to Gucci or Poochy or Puccini wherever you are. Good luck Barb.

  196. Staff
    11:16 pm on January 19th, 2014

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