Chetspeak Sunday

And once outside I beat him to the car as well, leaping into the shotgun seat. One time Bernie tried doing the same trick. That was a funny day. He turned the key, shifted the shift – I love watching the shifting – and we were off.

The Valley goes on and on in all directions – have I mentioned that? We got on a freeway, then another, traffic stop-and-go at first, which made Bernie’s hands tense up on the wheel, but then it eased and we barreled along, the Porsche making a rumbling roar I loved and sights and smells zipping by so fast it would make your head spin. Mine doesn’t spin, exactly, but I can turn it pretty far back if I want, like really, really far, so that my nose is actually touching my –

“Chet! What the hell are you doing?”

I whipped my head around straight, sat up tall and still, eyes front, a professional through and through.

– from Thereby Hangs A Tail.

Welcome Rudy.


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65 Responses to “Chetspeak Sunday”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:51 am on May 26th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Chetspeat! We love it! That one makes us all stretch big.

    Egg day. Think we saw mom with the poached egg machine. She said something about devilly eggs with dinner…You think??? Did we miss an egg day?

    Tenzing: Mom hopes she didn’t leave too many cracker crumbs and that the “go fish” cards weren’t too exhillirating(sp).

  2. dawson
    9:28 am on May 26th, 2013

    “That was a funny day.” That would be a trip to the doctor if I tried that. ‘Course, my “Porsche” is a one speed Schwinn, so on all kinds of levels, that wouldn’t work.

    HOH: Tenzing loves cracker crumbs. The quilt is a good place to hang out, even if you’re feeling tip top. I almost visited yesterday just for the bacon.

    Happy Egg Day, everyone, especially Princess Sam.

  3. Melanie
    9:42 am on May 26th, 2013

    YSAS is over at the bakery picking me up a gluten free egg and cheese bagel! So I am having an egg day. The Pack? Not so lucky.

    Good to hear that you are up and about HOH’s Mom.

    Dawson, I am picturing you sliding on to your Schwinn. snicker

    Sun is shining here! And pouring rain outside the front of the house and not the back. Going to be one of those days.

    All the humans are going on the walk/run with The Pack. Then if “pain meds” allow a certain Storyteller and Golinka are coming up for a visit.

    Busy Day!

  4. Basil and Sage
    10:46 am on May 26th, 2013

    Storyteller and Golinka would move heaven and earth to be sure they get to see their beloved, surrogate son and his Lady Love.
    So, to (mis) quote Lady Mcbeth, “Out, out dam pain!”

  5. dawson
    11:24 am on May 26th, 2013

    Storyteller & Golinka: Have a great visit and give us all the news afterwards. Like, how many giraffes were in the room with y’all?

  6. B.Stover
    11:25 am on May 26th, 2013

    I’m at Barnes and Noble. My Internet is down at home. Will be back Tuesday after Comcast comes to fix the problem .

  7. Wose
    11:29 am on May 26th, 2013

    Greetings from the little cottage!

    Today is our last day here. We had so much fun relaxing, watching movies, and playing with Link and Leia. Their humans are very nice people.

    Belle Starr: I’ll see what I can do about getting you a kitty. I am starting to feel better with all my new meds, but I always have fun when the Smoochers stop by.

    RIO! I am sorry the Rockies lost. Sob.

    Hope the Royals are feeling a bit better each day.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    11:37 am on May 26th, 2013

    Yip, yip, yippee! Mom feels better ’cause she took a shower and I helped! Just ’cause she didn’t close the door quick, I knew she wanted me in to 🙂 -Darah

  9. Barb & Maggie
    11:39 am on May 26th, 2013

    Good morning everyone. Temps are rising, sun is out, life is good.

    Barb stopped at Panara and got a ham and egg sandwich, then went to the farm and picked up eggs from the free range chickens. Took some old lettuce and rolls for the girls. If Barb calls “Here chick, chick, chick” all 5 of her chickens come running, with Peaches leading the pack, or should we say flock.

    Hope T & Gs folks have a nice visit and a pain free morning.

    Now time for a little outside work. BBL

  10. dawson
    12:22 pm on May 26th, 2013

    HOH: Darah was so thoughtful to help with your shower.

    Turtleman came to take pictures of our (Staff too) donation to the Spring Boutique. Hooray!

    Cloudy with rain threatening. Made a batch of carrot & parsnip soup (delish) and now it’s nap time. The yard will wait.

  11. Belle Starr
    2:11 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Wose: My Two-legged and my Four-legged both say I can’t have a kitty. Grump.

    My Two-legged is working on something for the Spring Boutique. Either that, or she is teaching a fleet of sailors upset words. Such cursing!

  12. Macy's mom
    2:20 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Melanie, we are sure you have plenty of recipes, but we thought of you when we saw this so, here it is.

    NO DOUGH PIZZA!!!!!!! This one is a WINNER!!!!
    Gluten Free, Low Carb, Diabetic Friendly!!!!!!
    For when you absolutely want pizza but not all the carbs!!!!!!!

    1 (8 oz) package of full fat cream cheese, room temperature
    2 eggs
    1/4 tsp ground black pepper
    1 tsp garlic powder
    1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

    1/2 cup pizza sauce
    1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
    toppings – pepperoni, ham, sausage, mushrooms, peppers
    Garlic powder

    Preheat oven to 350.

    Lightly spay a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. With a handheld mixer, mix cream cheese, eggs, pepper, garlic powder and parmesan cheese until combined. Spread into baking dish. Bake for 12-15 minutes, our until golden brown. Allow crust to cool for 10 minutes.

    Spread pizza sauce on crust. Top with cheese and toppings. Sprinkle pizza with garlic powder. Bake 8-10 minutes, until cheese is melted.

  13. Macy the min-pin
    2:25 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Remember the other day, those pretty yellow birds that mom said looked p***ed off. Dad put his finger on it. They are Angry Birds!

  14. FinnDogsMom
    2:33 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Good morning, everyone! Today is going to be a fantastic day.

  15. Herd of Hounds
    2:58 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Dawson: Mom said nap time so we can go off duty for a minute. We want you to know that praising the pup will just go to her head. WE are the good girls. WE haven’t been jumping or getting under foot. WE have been guarding our mom and it is exhausting. WE deserve recognition, too. -Emma P, Pookey, and Lucy Lou(me especially, I’m only 2 1/2).

  16. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:30 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Trip!…My friend took a road-trip to her old stomping grounds where she grew up…sniff!… She stopped to see Grandma and give her some flowers…wuffle!…Then she gave her Paw and Great Grandma some flowers…sniffle!…She said she also stopped by to see her other Grandma, the one I never knew, and her big sister – the one neither of us ever knew…sob!…It’s been one of those days…sob!

  17. BearSpiritDog
    4:47 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Just stopping by to say Hey. Family reports they are having a Great-Time.
    Guard Dog work is lonely, but All is Well. No Intruders.
    Franklin & Mac arriving with their backpacks filled with Treats are a Welcome Sight. Many Thanks to Melanie & Zoe for the yummy left-overs.

    Wose: Yes! The Bridge Collapse on I-5 Friday night was Big News around these parts. Memorial Day Weekend…NOT a good time for this to happen. Yeep!

  18. Barb & Maggie
    5:03 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Sort of a quiet day here on the blog.

    Rio, This is the weekend to visit all those near and dear who have passed on. Barb’s mom and dad are buried in St Louis, so cannot go there but we are thinking about them more this weekend.

    Raining a little, may put a damper on grilling later.

  19. Mollypop's Mom
    5:10 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Our little Princess Sam had her egg this morning. Soon we’re going on our first walk of the day.

    Dawson – I’m hoping to see the Buffalo Boy, Pat Kane, in the Stanley Cup finals.

    I posted this at 9:50 this morning, but I guess it works better when you hit enter.

  20. FinnDogsMom
    5:39 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Harvested my first batch of Mint, Basil, and Oregano today. Off to the dehydrator. The tomatoes and beans are coming in very well and I’m eagerly awaiting the sprouting of Cilantro and Lavender. I want to make a Chocolate Lavender Cheesecake…will be awesome!

  21. Riö - The Evil Pug
    5:43 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Finnegan!…We are having bacon and eggs for supper tonight….Wooooo!Hoooooo!…My friend hasn’t eaten all day and says she will make this because it is Me n’ Beaus favorite meal…heh!heh!…Maybe she won’t eat any of this either – more for me!me!me!….snort!snort!

  22. Wose
    5:44 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Belle Starr: Please tell your two-legged and four- legged is the kitty comes from me you may have it.

  23. Wose
    5:46 pm on May 26th, 2013

    RIO! I hope your friend feels a bit better now. I know bacon and eggs for dinner would make me feel better .

  24. Basil and Sage
    5:51 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Chocolate Lavender Chessescake?!?!?!?!? FinnDogsMom – Do we have your address? We’ll be right over.

    And little Miss Min Pin – your pizza sounds like a winner too.

    Mama and the Storyteller had a grand time at Melanie’s with YSAS and LLL. Storyteller has always teased YSAS that girlfriends have to pass inspection. LLL passes with flying colors and top grades – just like she did with law school and the bar. What a delight she is.

    On the way home, Mama stopped at a tag sae and got two bookcases. Are they for books? Well, yes, but they are to transfer her books to from the built in bookshelves near her work table. That way, she can put even more craft stuff on the built in shelves. Jeez – there is craft stuff EVERYTWHERE!

  25. FinnDogsMom
    6:01 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Rio: Finn is very, very jealous of you. He had tummy troubles this morning, so he’s been eating rice and chicken all day.

    Basil and Sage: LoL! I had a Lavender Cheesecake with candied Lavender mixed in. It was heavenly! I figured I’d up the decadence factor and mix in Chocolate.

  26. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:26 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Losing!….Rox are losing against those dratted Giants again…(((sigh)))…I was really hoping this game would cheer my friend up…grunt!

  27. dawson
    6:31 pm on May 26th, 2013

    FinnDogsMom: Chocolate Lavender Cheesecake – oh yah – I am there!

    HOH: Ear scritches and recognition of EmmaP, Pookie and, yes, especially Lucy Lou for taking care of your mom and for not jumping too much.

    BStover is gone until Tuesday so as far as grammar and punctuation are concerned, anything goes! Seriously, I miss her already.

    MacyMinPin: Crust or crustless, I love pizza.

    Rio: Rough day of remembering for your friend. Maybe get the wind beneath her chair moving to take her mind off it. Breakfast at supper time always is comforting, too.

    RWose: The cottage sounds so nice. Glad you two got away for a couple days. And also glad that you are adjusting to your new meds.

    Mollypop’s Mom: (whispering) It wouldn’t break my heart to see your Buffalo boy in the finals because it would make the man up North so very happy but I won’t tell him that. So, Go Redwings!

  28. Basil and Sage
    6:40 pm on May 26th, 2013

    HAHAHAHAHAHA – We ain’t gotta talk good English and don’t not even gotta use punktuashun right. An we can say sumthin is a good read, and we can just lay, lie and lye around with no one tellin us to do it rite.
    And Professer Bee won’t never even know.

  29. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:05 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Grammar!….Is this true?…sniff!…We can talk any ole way we want to till Stover gets back?…grunt!…Sounds like sketchy-kat advice from kats…wheeze!

  30. Belle Starr
    7:07 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Participles will be dangling in no time!

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:15 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Bellie!…Did someone get her crafty project done today?…snort!

  32. Belle Starr
    7:38 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Rio: She is still working on it. I may or may not have distracted her for a bit. She also had to take time out to care for Annabelle who has a sore paw.

  33. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:48 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Quote!….”We can’t all, and some of us don’t. That’s all there is to it.” ~ ~ Eeyore

    Game!…Lost to the Giants ((again))…grumble!…Time to water the hot chili pepper plants…sniff!…Something has to stay alive.

  34. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:52 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Annie-Bellie!…Beau has a sore paw or back leg too. What does this mean??…sniff!…He slept on it wrong I think after our exciting walk in a new park where all the pee-mail was new!new!new!…snort!…But it was hot even in the shady parts so we were spent when we got home. Beau slept with his back leg under him for a long time and now it is outta joint or sumthing…grunt!…Weenie!

  35. Basil and Sage
    8:00 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Rio – that’s what we think of Mama too – first it was the bum flipper and now it’s the nagging knee. What a weenie!

  36. Belle Starr
    8:10 pm on May 26th, 2013

    My Two-legged noticed that Annabelle was limping. Upon examination her paw, my Two-Legged noticed a 1.5″ twig sticking in between Annabelle’s pads. My Two-legged held Annabelle and gently removed the wood. Annabelle gave a thank-you lick and promptly went to play with the puppies. Annabelle is now on anti-biotics.

  37. dawson
    8:29 pm on May 26th, 2013

    BStover is sure to catch up on the blog and all youse bad talkers are gonna be SOL when she gets back! Detention! NO PIE!

  38. Barb & Maggie
    8:30 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Miss Bee never should a went off the blog! OMD, we is goin down fast.

  39. Siber-H
    8:35 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Gah , Bad, bad, baseball game.

  40. Basil and Sage
    9:09 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Oh dear – Mama is taking a double dose of giraffe meds. Something about doing too much in one day. Sheesh – you might think she had a hard day of playing tag, and kill the catnip mousie, and harassing the dawgs, and playing our favorite game of “Try to Escape Out The Back Door”.

    Tellin ya – she ain’t nuthin but a wuss.

    And since Bee isn’t here – what do you all think of the infield fly rule, and what are the benefits of a hanging curve as opposed to a fast ball when pitching to a left hander when all the bases are loaded?

    See, if Bee was here, we would never, ever get out of the Stovernian jail cell.


    G’night everyone.

  41. Siber-H
    9:24 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Those are exceptionally cute kat earrings Amalia created. They would go for a good price in the tourist shops here. Mom likes the bat earrings. I think she has a hidden trace of goth in her.

  42. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:32 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Yikes!…The Kats are loaded at base…heh!heh!…Someone just made bacon and eggs and gave us most of it…woooooHoooo!…Now she is thinking a good walk is in the works…sniff!..But it is a tad warm yet so in honor of Stover we are watching the first episode of “Motive”…grunt!…Until it cools off a bit.

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:34 pm on May 26th, 2013

    SiberH!…heh!…Wasn’t that the saddest baseball game the world has ever seen??? …groan!

  44. FinnDogsMom
    9:50 pm on May 26th, 2013

    The Baseball Faeries have been good to me this year. My team is doing fantastic.

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:05 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Finnegan!…I am almost afraid to ask, who is your team?…cough!

  46. Wose
    10:08 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Annabelle: Please make sure your mama tucks you under the quilt. Please make sure there is room for Beau, too.

  47. Siber-H
    10:13 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Finn? Who is your team? Rio and I are strong enough to take the answer.

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:16 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Beau!..He is fine now…sniff!…He has some condition that us pugs sometimes are afflicted with but I can’t remember what they call it…grunt!…His back legs get out of joint…ouch!…Every now and then…sniff!…They always pop back in, but he is a grumpy son-of-a-beeouch when it happens…heh!

  49. Melanie
    10:20 pm on May 26th, 2013

    I am tired. I am not just tired I am
    weary – jaded – worn-out – aweary – exhausted – fatigued
    AND having a wonderful time!
    Tonight’s dinner was a hit. Thank Dog my two nephews came over and helped us it it. I will put up the recipe tomorrow. It wasanguilty pleasure. Hot Louisiana Crab Cassaroll. BSD, i’m sending the guys your way with the leftovers.
    LLL charmed a certain pair of friends. We all had a great time, and if I can function tomorrow? I’ll tell you all about.
    Must slllleeppzzzzzzzzzzz

  50. FinnDogsMom
    10:29 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Pittsburgh Pirates. I bleed Black and Gold.

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Night! …Melanie! Someone here hopes you remember those recipes tomorrow…snort!…Crab – I already know I don’t like it or want it…grunt!

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:32 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Finnegan!…The Pirates!…HEHEHEHEHEHEHE!…OH my dawg. They have been a joke for so long, maybe they are doing well this year. I will have to check up on them….snort!…Tomorrow…((pirates!heheheheheheh))…chorkel!

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:49 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Depp!…I thought the Lone Ranger movie with Johnny Depp was over and gone…grunt!…Tonight we saw adverts for it starting this summer…gasp!…What the heckles.

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Hmmphf!…The Pittsburg Pirates are not doing bad at all this year…snort!…Well how about that!!…heh!…But those colors…gah!

  55. FinnDogsMom
    11:05 pm on May 26th, 2013

    LoL. For once, they aren’t stinking! Last time the Pirates looked this good were the early 90’s.

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:09 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Finnegan!…I know! The early 90’s – not that I was born yet, but I do read baseball history…sniff!…They were way hot back in 93 – 94 if I remember right…grunt!…This is very very very interesting to have a Pirates fan-dawg on this here blog…wheeze!…I love it!..heh!

  57. Siber-H
    11:12 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Pirates….I have never had any reason to get upset with them. St. Louis is another story.

    The stupid Lone Ranger movie will be released in July, I think.

    Night All

  58. Belle Starr
    11:14 pm on May 26th, 2013

    My Two-legged has been dehydrating fruit all day. She did some strawberries, but did mostly apples because they were on sale. The house smells wonderful.

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:15 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Ranger!…I thought that dumb Lone Ranger movie came out last summer for some reason – weren’t you all talkin’ about it then?…grunt!…Really – this year??

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:18 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Confused!…Why would anyone dehydrate fruit?…grunt!..Aren’t all the vitamins in the juice? Or have I been reading too much in my spare pug-time again….wheeze!

  61. FinnDogsMom
    11:31 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Belle Star: Tell your two legged I want some! I haven’t done any fruit this year…yet.

    Rio: Yup, ’93-’94, the Van Slyke era. He was my favorite player *swoon*.

  62. Belle Starr
    11:32 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Rio: It is not her preferred way to eat fruit, but it is easier for her to take fruit with her when she travels if it is dehydrated.

  63. Staff
    11:33 pm on May 26th, 2013

    I have been working hard in the garden this weekend. This is today’s picture. Still trying to remove more of the surrounding quack grass. That stuff is tenacious. I have uncovered some of the brick pathway that hasn’t seen the light of day for several years.

    I love dehydrated apples. Do you put a little cinnamon on them or are they naked?

    I remembered to watch Mad Men tonight. I am not sure I can watch too much more of it. Peggy is my favorite those guys and their wives are too weird. I never knew anybody like them thank dog.

  64. Staff
    11:41 pm on May 26th, 2013

    Oops. forgot, here it is. I must be getting sleepy…veeerrrryyyy sleepy.

  65. Belle Starr
    2:00 am on May 27th, 2013

    Staff: My Two-legged dips them in lemon juice and then puts them on the dehyrator, but otherwise they are nekkid! She will make more with some cinnamon sprinkled here and there. Your garden looks beautiful.

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