Chetspeak Sunday

I hopped in. Butch, my K-9 School pal, was already there, taking up most of the space. I nudged him over toward his side. Butch was one huge dude, everything about him enormous – excepting his eyes which were tiny and dust-colored – and took a lot of nudging. No problem – I’m a good nudger. But hey! So was Butch, which I found out pronto from how he nudged me back. Then there was nothing to do but nudge him again, even harder. And what did he do? Renudged me, still harder. My pal Butch was turning out to be more fun than I’d thought. I gathered my strength, possibly tearing the seat cover with one of my back claws, just to judge from the sound, and gave Butch a nudge he wouldn’t be forgetting anytime soon. Surprise: Butch seemed to forget it immediately, gathering his own strength – what was that? another ripping sound? – and –

Bobby pounded on the steel grill separating front from back in the cruiser. “Knock it the hell off, you two!” he yelled. “Lookin’ to flunk out of the program right this goddamn second? Cause I’ll do it in a heartbeat.”

Whatever that was didn’t sound good. Butch and I knocked it off and lay low, growling at each other from time to time, but real quiet, so Bobby couldn’t hear.

– from A Cat Was Involved.

Welcome Natasha Fatale, Chewie.

Happy Mother’s Day everybody!

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76 Responses to “Chetspeak Sunday”

  1. Barb & Maggie
    8:20 am on May 12th, 2013

    Love the Chetspeak. Thanks again Spence.

    Happy Mother’s Day to all, whether you are a mother of two leggeds or 4 leggeds. Have a great day.

    Two more cold days here and then it gets nice again. Had to bring flower pots in last night. Possible frost tonight too.

  2. Terry Ballard
    8:29 am on May 12th, 2013

    Happy Mother’s Day to all for whom that applies. I’m getting shrimp, spinach and scallions ready for a crustless quiche. Yuji was confused that daddy took him on his morning walk. Son is still asleep, but won’t be after I start squeezing the oranges. Weather here on the Island of Long is a bit dicy.

  3. B. Stover
    8:37 am on May 12th, 2013

    Hi Chet!

    Happy Mother’s Day.

    Good morning all.

  4. B. Stover
    8:38 am on May 12th, 2013

    Check out the Facebook blurb on the right.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    8:55 am on May 12th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Wowser, Chetspeak, love it, love it, love it! Mmmm, (to paraphrase someone) if it’s Chetspeak, it must be egg day :)

    Chet and Bernie are as good looking as their name namesakes.

    Oh yeah, Happy Mudders’ Day. (Mom loves it when we play in the mud!

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:29 am on May 12th, 2013

    Barb is off to Kelly and Chad’s to meet Little Moe and then to Millie’s Pancake House for breakfast. They are noted for their pancakes and crepes. Yum, it is not going to be a diet day today!

    Love the pic of Chet and Bernie pups! They are sooo cute. Love puppies!
    BBL

  7. Princess Sam
    9:29 am on May 12th, 2013

    Happy Mother’s Day! Happy egg day too. I just had my soft-boiled egg. Life is good.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    9:36 am on May 12th, 2013

    Oh Bowser! We just had a yumlette for breakfast. It’s like an omlette, only yummy:)

  9. O'Howlers
    9:41 am on May 12th, 2013

    Happy Egg Day, and Happy Mothers Day, because our mom gave us our Egg Day eggs.
    Did youse guys see new FOC Natasha Fatale? She is our Boris’ partner!!!

  10. BearSpiritDog
    9:49 am on May 12th, 2013

    It’s Mom’s Day and Egg Day and ChetSpeak all rolled into one.
    And Photos of two of the Little Detective Litter over on the right ready for some fun.
    Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy to Everyone!!!

  11. Masquers
    9:54 am on May 12th, 2013

    Beautiful flowers, Terry.
    Howlers: Is that really your Boris’ Natasha?

  12. Wose
    10:11 am on May 12th, 2013

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the two-leggeds and four-leggeds on this here blog!

    Part of The Little Detective Agency… They are adorablel!

  13. O'Howlers
    10:21 am on May 12th, 2013

    Masquers, Boris Badanov always hung out with Natasha Fatale on the Rocky show. In real life, Mom only wished that her Boris had his Natasha.

  14. O'Howlers
    10:37 am on May 12th, 2013

    There is a frost warning for tonight and tomorrow night! We will have to cover our pepper plants, and bring our flower pots in. Jeez. Mothers Day is supposed to be the line of demarcation around here.

  15. Siber-H
    10:44 am on May 12th, 2013

    Happy Mother’s Day Everyone!!

    That is a funny part of A Cat Was Involved.

    Mom says thanks for the flowers, Terry.

    Thanks Stover….Chet and Bernie on our right. Now we can put the names with two of the cute faces.

  16. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:46 am on May 12th, 2013

    I hope that we hear from Golinka today. I miss her!

  17. BearSpiritDog
    10:48 am on May 12th, 2013

    We Here Loved Boris & Natasha and Rocky & Bullwinkle!

  18. O'Howlers
    10:52 am on May 12th, 2013

    BSD, Don’t forget about Mr. Peabody and the way-back machine.

  19. Siber-H
    10:53 am on May 12th, 2013

    Attention Rio!

    The tv series, 24, is going to return to tv for 12 episodes. I clicked on that link on my home page and read it just for you.

    Fellow Sibers, Our last frost also came later than usual this year….strange weather.

  20. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:59 am on May 12th, 2013

    Mom!…Happy Mothers Day wherever you are!…snort!

    SIBERH!….WOOOOOOOO!…24 is coming back! Keifer Sutherland! Did I ever tell youse guys the story about when my friend met KS up close and personal?….snort!snort!…Definitely a story for another time…heh!

  21. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:20 am on May 12th, 2013

    Rebecca!…Check your SDD when you are finished eating your breakfast in bed…heh!heh!

  22. Terry Ballard
    12:03 pm on May 12th, 2013


    Here is the aforementioned quiche – turned out to be a hit…

  23. Herd of Hounds
    12:05 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Wowser, Terry, flowers and a quicke! What a guy :)

  24. Staff
    12:21 pm on May 12th, 2013

    I am getting hungry for eggs.

    I have decided I do not need my printer. At least for one day. I refuse to frustrate myself with it today.

    The last frost date here is May 21st normally. So we have not planted anything yet. Mr.Staff wanted to buy some plants so they are living in the mud room sink. Fairly hard frost the last few nights. It froze the water in the bird baths. We are not in any hurry to plant things although maybe the peas should be in.

    I want those raised beds filled but still do not have the hardware cloth. Maybe I will drive an hour up to Grand Forks and buy some there. Sigh.

  25. Melanie
    12:30 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Well, THAT was an interesting comment HOH’ laughing here.

  26. O'Howlers
    12:31 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Terry, That quiche looks yummy. Pop made Mom a farm-style omelet, meaning lots of stuff scrambled up together, including some sweet Italian sausage from Caw Caw. He also mixed together some spicy diced tomatoes, chopped onions, and jalapenos for a salsa on top of that scramble. It smelled good, but we didn’t get any. Mom loved it.
    Yesterday, the ‘rents went to the feed to get stuff, including a feeder and waterer for when the little chickies arrive. They ran into the guy whose eggs we eat. He is getting more chicks this year, because he lost 10 of them to a fox. Yikes!

  27. O'Howlers
    12:32 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Heh Heh! We went back and re-read HOH’s post. What a guy that Terry is! LOL

  28. B. Stover
    12:34 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Terry: Lovely quiche.

    This is about the latest episode of Elementary but is not really a spoiler. I thought it was funny that Watson is making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

    We have a frost warning for tonight. (Today Michigan is the coldest state in the nation besides Alaska.) I’ll have to bring in the herbs.

  29. Melanie
    12:38 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Happy Mother’s Day to all that it fits.

    Flowers were beautiful, Terry. The fore mentioned food looked great.

    The phrase for the day. “Rocks are heavy.”
    A picture will be added later.

    OTAS and GLAD’s 1st anniversary! Talked to them last night. Today is a BBQ.

    Just Facetimed with YSAS and LLL. They will be talking a promenade on the East side of NYC. There is a park there. Then they will go to Chinatown to do some grocery shopping.

    I am resting until one o’clock then back to chores.

    Happy egg day to those who partook in that!

  30. BearSpiritDog
    12:59 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Mr. Peabody! How could I forget the Way-Back Machine? (but forget I did)

    Terry: The Quiche looks Yummy!

    Melanie: We didn’t catch that one! Laughing about the Hounds and their slip of the iPaw.
    I forgot…what does LLL stand for again?

    Hope the Royal Mum is having a Great Weekend!

  31. BearSpiritDog
    1:00 pm on May 12th, 2013

    let’s see…Lady Lawyer Love…..???

  32. Melanie
    1:00 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Leading Lady Lawyer!

  33. Pancho & Lefty
    1:11 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Happy mother’s day all youse whether your children grew in your womb or whether they grew in your heart.

    Charlie peaked out from under his ears last night, and seeing no disappointing looks from B, spent the evening calling out, “When I say ‘Mal’ you say ‘bec!’ His wish is our command. I’m afraid our Lady and Giant didn’t get much sleep last night as a result. No bother to us. We have several naps in our future.

  34. B. Stover
    1:22 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Charlie: The Malbec is delish! However, your drink is water.

    It is so cold out because it’s windy. I just brought the herbs inside.

  35. O'Howlers
    1:23 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Paul & Leo, we love the Mom’s Day Story your mama posted on facebookie and on her blog. Is that a true story?

  36. Herd of Hounds
    1:32 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Pretty here today, but a bit cool:) Beats last year’s summer in March :( The Old Fart fixed pancakes for brunch, wow, unusual. Shared with us, unusualer! Hope everyone is having the kind of Sunday (mothers or not) that they like.

    Mom said she has BBL to do (birds, bills and laundry) so we’ll nap while she works :)

    BBL

  37. Pancho & Lefty
    1:35 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Howlers: If our Lady is telling the truth, and we have little reason to believe she isn’t—although she does tell us, “That’s it, no more food for tonight,” when we know there is more food in the barn—then, yes, it is a true story. It happened long ago before we were even a wag in anyone’s tail. Savannah is one of the main caregivers in the kennel to this day.

  38. Herd of Hounds
    1:39 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Great Mother’s Day story. Now we’ll go.

  39. Melanie
    2:23 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Mal! Bec! Mal! Bec!

    Love that. Okay, got up and soaked Gracie’s sore paw. Then I had to get up. Off the floor. Surrounded by the Pack. Who thought it unfair that Grace was getting treats.

    And yes, Virginia, I did move all those rocks from the Honda.

  40. Herd of Hounds
    2:32 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Wait…Newfs are draft dogs. Why didn’t you ask for help?

  41. Melanie
    2:33 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Snort! HOH, the Newfs are couch potatoes!

  42. Melanie
    2:33 pm on May 12th, 2013

    What story with Savannah? I don’t have a story with Savannah. What???

  43. Herd of Hounds
    2:46 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Snowhook’s blog entry for today.

  44. Herd of Hounds
    2:51 pm on May 12th, 2013

    OK, got laundry to dryer, bills stacked on table, bird area vaccumed and ready to do cage bottoms (yummy says HOH, :-q) Nice relaxing day.

  45. Melanie
    2:52 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Thanks HOH.

    Sniffing here, and it’s not from allergies.

  46. BearSpiritDog
    3:10 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Snowhook. Tales of Tails. sniff.

  47. FinnDogsMom
    3:41 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Happy Mother’s Day to the 2 and 4 legged Moms out there.

    I’m missing my Finn. I’m visiting my parents for the week and I left the boy at home. He’s having a sleep over with his best buddies in the world and he gets to run until he’s dog tired on the 20+ acres and eat fresh, home made dog food.

    I am just in awe of Snowhook Kennels. Makes me want a Husky like you wouldn’t believe.

  48. Melanie
    3:47 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Sounds like Finn is having a wonderful time . .

    Just finished the last Elementary.nwas not expecting that at all.

    Yeep!

  49. Herd of Hounds
    4:01 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Terry: Yuji (the wonder dog) showed up on the FOC on the right of the blog here today, Keep it in the family :)

    Wowser, Bowser…low tonight here to be in the high 30’s with “scattered areas of frost”…on May 11! As Grampa Hound used to say, “Sakes a gracious”.

  50. Barb & Maggie
    4:29 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Terry the Quicke Man! We have new respect for you. Snicker

    Got back from breakfast and some visiting. The Little Moe has some issues. Have to do some research on his Tasmanian Devil tail chasing frenzies. He also has started to snap if the kids try to pick him up. They are sweet, dog loving, gentle kids, but they have never had experience with a rescue dog who was probably not given the best start in life. Evidently he spent a lot of time in the basement in a crate. Also afraid of men. He does not want Kelly out of his sight. Barb tried to explain that he needs some time before he will be able to accept all the love they want to give him. Lily was in tears because she said he doesn’t like her. Poor Lil! Any suggestions from anyone who might have experience in this area?

  51. Herd of Hounds
    4:38 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Patience, patience and more patience. Particularly hard for 2 legged puppies. Young ‘uns move toooo fast usually. Perhaps Lily just sitting near by (quietly) or helping with daily feeding and treats. Lots of prayers to the great Dog.

  52. BearSpiritDog
    4:55 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Transition Time for Moe. He’ll settle in when he Feels Safe in his New Home.
    Herd of Hounds said it Best. Patience.

  53. BearSpiritDog
    5:01 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Hi FinnDog! Have a Great Weekend!

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:05 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Hmmmphf!…Well, everyone went out and had a nice lunch with us pugs…grunt!…Then they came back and messed around with the sprinkler system, which is not my idea of a good time…wheeze!

  55. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:08 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Hey Rio, you and Beau can run through the sprinklers! Me and Gus do that sometimes.

  56. Herd of Hounds
    6:21 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Yea, Rio. Listen to Wolfie. Daddy Dawg built a doggy sprinkler for us. Like playing in rain. Great in summer. (Hrump-Pookey)

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:45 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Hmmmphf!…You won’t catch me or Beau running through any sprinklers any time…grunt!

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:51 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Quiche!…Or Quicke?…heh!…Someone here wants to know if Terry would be so kind as to share his recipe with this here blog?…grunt!

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:56 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Barb!…Beau hated all of us for a really long time…sniff!….He still does not like to be picked up, but he always apologizes when he snaps, which is very rare now…grunt!…He still farts, and sharpens his teeth at night. Old habits are hard to break….sniff!

  60. Macy the min-pin
    7:52 pm on May 12th, 2013

    SHARPENS HIS TEETH at night? On what may I ask?

  61. BearSpiritDog
    7:57 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Is that the same as “grinding”?

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:14 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Sharp!…He likes to chew!chew!chew! on his raw-hides or whatever right when everyone goes to their warm soft beds…grunt!…It is annoying to listen to until he finally falls asleep…wheeze!

  63. FinnDogsMom
    9:04 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Have you ever tried NILIF training? Could help you a lot. We do it with our rescues and it seems to help.

  64. Herd of Hounds
    9:19 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Busy day and another one tomorrow so the HOH is saying, “Nighty night.”

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:33 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Rebecca!…Check your SDD – I know you are having fun and being pampered today, but you do have duties to attend to…grunt!burp!

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on May 12th, 2013

    (((sigh)))!…Where is everybody tonight?…grunt!…Are you all still out eating Mother’s Day Dinners and Suppers tonight?…wheeze!…I’m all alone again. I could get a complex….sniff!

  67. Barb & Maggie
    10:07 pm on May 12th, 2013

    What is NLIF training? Barb just got back after a really long day. Will go look that up and say goonight. There was some good info on line, plus what you guys suggested. Thanks a bunch.

  68. Melanie
    10:10 pm on May 12th, 2013

    FinnDog’sMom, huh? I don’t know that one. First I read it as NFL training. snicker.

    Riö, i don’t know where anyone is, but I know I’m going to bed.

    TTFN

  69. FinnDogsMom
    10:12 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Nothing In Life Is Free: Helps to build the bond between you and the new rescue while giving you time to slowly introduce the rescue to new things. It seems pretty mean and rough, but it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done.

  70. Pancho & Lefty
    10:55 pm on May 12th, 2013

    B&M: We here have taken in a few rescues here and there. Some have been more difficult than others. Howard was battered and broken, but had our Lady’s heart from the start. Rory was a fear biter. It took eight months of working with her every night; sometimes our Lady would just sit on top of her dog house and do nothing. Finally, Rory sought out attention. She proved to be a champiion on the trail. Orion was another tough one. He was underweight and undersocialized. He wanted attention, but didn’t know how to get it. Trust was a big issue for him. If our Lady wore certain hats or coats in those early days—the kind that make her look masculine—he would cower. She would go back in and change and he would be fine. He is also a champion on the trail. In our experience, wonderful things can come from rescue dogs, but it takes love and patience.

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:14 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Rescue!…What do you call a guy who was supposed to be dropped off for a visit one weekend and then no one ever came to pick him up and take him home??…grunt!…Beau!

  72. Beau - The Black Pug
    11:21 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Sneeze!…I got dropped off with all my toys and stuff in this strange place one day…sneeze!…Den I never got picked up again and I never went home to my lil girl…sniff!…I keep looking for dat lil girl when I’m out walkin’…cough! …But I have never seen her again…wheeze!…I’m okay now, I guess. I’m doing pretty good here…grunt!

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:24 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Bed!…Goodnight All!…grunt!…Beau is ready for his cold hard bed and I am ready for my warm soft bed…heh!!

  74. Staff
    11:33 pm on May 12th, 2013

    Rio,
    I think you should let Beau have a warm soft bed also.

    Mr.Staff was talked into taking me to Menards for Mother’s day. I also got a card from Abbie and Alice. I got thistle seed for the birds and two new unbent poles for hanging baskets or, in my case, for bird feeders. Also two new thistle feeders. Then we went out to eat at a chinese Restaurant and then I forgot to watch Mad Men again. A pretty good day and the hardware cloth goes in the bottom of the raised beds tomorrow so we can start putting dirt back in them. Whole lotta weeding going on tomorrow.

    Night all. Except Liz Good morning Liz.

  75. Pancho & Lefty
    12:05 am on May 13th, 2013

    Rio: What do you call a dog that was dropped off with all his stuff and never picked up again?—Yours.

    Staff: Did you know the Steeldrivers recently released another album? It is called Hammer Down. I believe Mr. Staff is a big fan of this band, no?

  76. Pancho & Lefty
    12:24 am on May 13th, 2013

    We hope Golinka had a great shew. We sure do miss her.

    Finn’s Mom: Speaking of Golinka, our team isn’t on the market, but we have a pretty good idea where you can get two Wrotten Kats or two corgis cheap.

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