Chetspeak Sunday

. . . and now Iggy doesn’t get out much. I went over to our side window. And there he was at his side window!

Iggy stared at me. I stared at Iggy. After a bit of that, he turned and trotted away, wagging that stubby little tail of his. A few moments later, he returned. Now he had something in his mouth. It looked like … oh, no, was that possible? Iggy had a whole package of bacon? And I didn’t?

Iggy stared at me. I stared at Iggy. I recognized that wrapping, mostly see-through, with a gold band at the top: we had the same kind – excellent bacon, farm-fresh and organic, according to Bernie – in the fridge. I wanted bacon real bad, and not just any bacon, but Iggy’s bacon. He just stood there, the package in his mouth. Mr. Parsons appeared in the background, approaching Iggy slowly, on account of his walker. Iggy didn’t seem to be aware of Mr. Parsons at all: he was too busy making sure I got a nice long look at that bacon. And now Mr. Parsons was right behind him. Grab that bacon, Mr. Parsons, quick! Mr. Parsons reached down to grab the bacon, but not quick. Iggy saw his hand at the last moment and booked; also not quick, but quick enough. Mr. Parsons stumped after him, both of them vanishing from my sight.

I went into the kitchen and stood in front of the fridge. We’d worked on doors, me Bernie, and there were now some I could open, but fridge doors weren’t among them. So I just stood there. I could hear Bernie singing in the shower, some of his old favorites: “Born To Lose,” “An Empty Bottle, A Broken Heart, And You’re Still On My Mind,” “Death Don’t Have No Mercy In This Land.” He was in a good mood.

– from The Dog Who Knew Too Much.


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77 Responses to “Chetspeak Sunday”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    9:49 am on June 9th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Ah, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Sunday. Chetspeak with bacon and egg day. If only we could get mom to put them together. Love Iggy, waiting impatiently for the ICVI.

  2. B. Stover
    9:58 am on June 9th, 2013

    Hi Chet.

    Good morning all.

  3. Tupper and Gilly
    10:07 am on June 9th, 2013

    Good morning all.
    We are all going for a ride to get Gramp’s Father’s Day gift while Gramp is off at church. tee hee – He’ll never know we left the house.
    Hope the store still has the one he wants.

  4. BearSpiritDog
    10:08 am on June 9th, 2013

    Bacon!!! And Eggs Sunny-side up. What could be better? You tell me.
    BBL. Oh, and Guten Morgen, Fellow Plunderers.

  5. O'Howlers
    10:08 am on June 9th, 2013

    Happy Egg Day!
    We love hearing from Chet. And now we are very hungry for bacon.

  6. Princess Sam
    10:17 am on June 9th, 2013

    How about that Pat Kane! A hat trick! We’re going to have to get used to calling him Patrick, he’s been Pat for so many years.

  7. dawson
    10:24 am on June 9th, 2013

    Me too!
    I want bacon>

    A hat trick! I called it Princess Sam for you and Mollypop’s Mom but then I went off for a little nap and woke up this morning with no moonshine hangover because I slept through Redbone Hound’s jam session.

    A hat trick for the home boy. Luckily I have it recorded.

  8. Herd of Hounds
    10:27 am on June 9th, 2013

    Wowser, OFA’s facebooookie for today tells those social media folks to come here to read about the Iggster!

  9. Wose
    10:39 am on June 9th, 2013

    Good Sunday Morning!

    I love reading about what youse guys are doing after I am off to dreamland!

    Lovin’ Chet Speak too!

    Rio! I hope your friend has a great time at the game!

    O’Howlers, I have been wondering about baby Jaxon.

    Rebecca, Enjoy your time with Coach and Bev. Hope your mama is doing well!
    Don’t forget your compression socks on the plane. I don’t want your legs to look like Popeye’s arms……you’ll need anchor tattoos on them. I know a great place…
    Safe flight home.

    Everyone enjoy the day!

  10. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:15 am on June 9th, 2013

    Good morning, all. Mom has been in lurk mode, but she has been keeping up with the blog. I too am praying for the little one.

    Finally, some good news to report about my boy Cody. He and Breena have moved back to Oakhurst and Cody has his job back. They are doing well and are getting ready for Baby Jace, who is due next month.

    We haven’t heard a peep from Chad.

    Mom planted her garden. Who knew that digging up tomato plants in nice fresh dirt could be so much fun? But then mom put these cages around the new plants, that spoiled sport.

    She organized a yard sale at her busy place yesterday. It was 108*, a day that broke the record. Me and Gus stayed home in the air conditioned house and took some excellent naps. Sometimes I do not understand humans.

  11. B. Stover
    11:18 am on June 9th, 2013

    I hope that Siber-H gets his internet back soon.

  12. O'Howlers
    11:32 am on June 9th, 2013

    We have answers to 2 questions.
    First, for Rio: Mr. Fuzzy and the Barbarian is an ethos representing the duallity of the human condition. Simply put, sometimes you ar fuzzy and sometimes you’re the barbarian. Heh!
    And for Saff: Fern is a chick.

  13. Tenzing
    11:41 am on June 9th, 2013

    My Lady drove several hours to her folks house after her plane landed. She arrived in the wee hours of the morning to a father that stayed awake and waited and a mother who didn’t. Bev finished her radiation on Friday. All things considered, she looks well.

    We here are going to order a passport bookie to be shared by the whole team. My Lady says that one for each of us is excessive. I agree. Belle Starr does not.

    Staff: Like the Viola Rebeccas, I find that my Lady delights the eyes and nose especially when she has treats in her pockets.

    Wolfie: I’ve been wondering when we would hear from you. I’m glad things are looking up for one of your boys.

  14. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:54 am on June 9th, 2013

    Game!…Here we go, someone is packing up a bag to take to the game…sniff!…She tries really hard to keep it light, but it never works out…grunt!…Not leaving for a while yet, but I hear they are going to get there early and try for some autographs…snorkel!…Sometimes Sundays are designated autograph day – you just never know till you get there…wheeze!…Third row seats right in the sun so she dug out her big straw hat…heh!heh!…Nice!

  15. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:56 am on June 9th, 2013

    Rebecca!…Give Bev a big slurpy pug-kiss from me!…snorkel!

  16. Mollypop's Mom
    12:00 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Today is a perfect weather day. Sunshine and in the 70’s. Tomorrow will be a deluge. Big rain and flood warnings. My friend asked me to help her with a charity golf tournament for MS. It’s tomorrow! This will be interesting to say the least.

    I’m heading off to Sam’s soon and I’ll make sure she gets her egg tomorrow morning before I leave for the golf tournament.

    About Pat Kane – this boy is on fireeee!

  17. Wose
    12:08 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Wolfie, That is excellent about your boy Cody. How are the kitties doing? I know that Belle Starr would just LOVE one. I would too!

    Rebecca, Strong Westchester prayers continue for Bev.

    RIO! Go Rockies! Their lucky mascot is in the house today!

  18. Herd of Hounds
    12:13 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Did mom read our post or what? Fried eggs with turkey bacon for brunch! Lucky us, us, us!

  19. dawson
    12:30 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Hey Wolfie: Instead of lurking mode, I am in binge mode. I’m quiet for long periods and then I post non-stop. Good news about Cody.

    Snowbella: You’re daddy’s girl. Dad always tries to wait up for me, within reason.

    Rio: Tell your friend to enjoy the game, catch a ball (don’t throw it back), get some autographs and pictures.

    HOH: Way to call it!

    Back to wet and soggy.

  20. BearSpiritDog
    12:44 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Hounds: That is a Supercalifragilistiexpialidocious Sunday Breakfast indeed.

    Wolfie! Good to hear from you. Great News about Cody. Hope Chad’s heart softens in the days to come.

    Staff: The Viola Rebeccas sound (and Smell) lovely. One would think if they could be purchased in your vicinity they should be okay with the Climate (or did you order them online?)

    Tenzing: Your Lady must be Exhausted! A Long Drive after a Long Flight.
    But all worth it to see her beloved Coach & Bev.

    Rio: Make sure the Kamera is in your Friend’s bag!

    Good day also to Wose, B, Sammie, MollyPop’s Mom, Dawson & O’Howlers.

  21. BearSpiritDog
    12:51 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Royals: My comment to you didn’t come through. What to do, what to do.

  22. Masquers
    1:07 pm on June 9th, 2013

    It didn’t work for me either. If a kat can’t do it it cannot be done.

  23. BearSpiritDog
    1:22 pm on June 9th, 2013

    B: Yes. We Miss Siber-H too.
    He is so much a part of this here blog that only a couple of days without him is almost Too much to Bear.

  24. O'Howlers
    1:24 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Wolfie, Good News!
    Bella, Good news?
    HOH, Good News!
    Staff, Good Violas!
    ‘Rents, Good LOOOOOONNNGGG grass. Get your motors running…

  25. O'Howlers
    1:25 pm on June 9th, 2013

    We did not mean to post {?}. We meant good news on Bella’s trip going well.

  26. Macy the min-pin
    1:58 pm on June 9th, 2013

    St-rrrr-ee-ttttttch. Dainty yawn. Oh what a night! The music. The moonlight. The company. Can anyone blame a girl for sleeping in?

  27. Tupper and Gilly
    2:37 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Wahooo – we did it! We got to the store in time and got Gramp’s combination Father’s Day/Birthday present. He has been hinting and yearning for a gas grill. He had one a jillion years ago, got tired of it, and we got him a charcoal grill a couple years ago. But then he started looking at gas grills this year as it is so much easier to decide to grill, and just turn the thing on. (we prefer charcoal, but oh well).
    So we now have a fully assembled state of the art, 4 burner gas grill in the back of the van, complete with giant bow and a card from all of us. We have to give it to him today since Mama can’t lift the thing by herself, and we need to load the van for a show next weekend.
    Sure hope he likes it.

  28. Gilly
    2:42 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Pure kitty bliss.

    I think I will go jump on him.
    tee hee

  29. Masquers
    2:51 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Greetings, Min-Pin, I see you had a good time. snicker

    Oh, no. One of the Herbs is exposed. Watch out for the flying corgi!

  30. BearSpiritDog
    2:53 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Tupper&Gilly: We want a picture of Gramp when he sees his Special Birthday/Father’s Day Present. I can see him dancing with Callie now.

  31. Herd of Hounds
    3:32 pm on June 9th, 2013

    T&G: Bet he loves it. Let us know how it works. The Old Fart is grilling chicken and corn here this evening, probably between the raindrops! Oh, kat looks komfy.

  32. Barb & Maggie
    3:51 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Good afternoon everyone. Had a busy morning here, after a late night last night. Got some yard work done and a new set of shutters hung on the ugly boxy window in front. It looks much better now.

    T & G, what kind of grill did you get? Barb bought a 4 burner Kenmore last year and really loves it. It also has a searing thinging on it, but haven’t used that yet.

    Last night Mr. Ortiz came and put the gravel in the area around the patio, but we didn’t buy enough, so he will not be able to finish it till tomorrow. At least with it partially filled, Gus doesn’t have such a hard time getting past the patio to the yard.

  33. Melanie
    4:02 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Don’t have time to catch up yet. Between wedding and garden I’m exhausted.

    The carpola salad wall is finally complete. In a way. The lettuce, parsley and nasturtiums look sad, but at least they are in soil.

    Still getting cool here at night. I’m hoping for one harvest. I will then pull out what didn’t make it, and put in flowers until fall.

    Bride is doing okay. Her mother feels she is holding on too tightly to everything that needs to be done. Of course, she would love to take over all those “chores”.

    Time for a shower. Too cold for humans in the pool.

  34. Staff
    4:03 pm on June 9th, 2013

    I don’t know what has come over me. Mr.Staff says my wiring has shorted out. I am full of energy and want to clean! Yes I said clean! This has never happened to me before in all my 60+ years.
    I washed clothes all day yesterday and got a little garden work in between raindrops and then emptied the last part of the mud room for Mr.Staff to wash up. (That is the part he doesn’t appreciate)
    Then this morning I was emptying shelves in the kitchen and dusting/washing/refilling. Now I have moved into the library where I am dusting/polishing and changing draperies. Goodness gracious something is wrong with me.

    I have taken a break to download some photos so I can upload them to Melanie. Heh. Check your email in about a half hour Mel.

  35. O'Howlers
    4:10 pm on June 9th, 2013

    The lawn is all cut. It is amazing how much it looks like grass when it is cut. In reality, the only thing it has in common with grass is the color!
    Melanie, please post a picture of the salad wall. We just cannot picture it.

  36. Macy the min-pin
    4:20 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Yea for Gramps! Maybe you won’t have to cook for a while, at least until the new wears off. Our dad cooks at least once a week on his. Doesn’t usually share though, hmph.

  37. O'Howlers
    4:23 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Gramps is probably cooking already! We cook all meals on our gas grill in the summer. Mom says cooking on a grill is mens’ work. She is smart.

  38. Staff
    4:34 pm on June 9th, 2013

    I forgot to say. Love the Iggy and Chet short up top. Reminds me I need to order my Iggy Chronicles #1.

  39. Barb & Maggie
    4:43 pm on June 9th, 2013

    We still picture Iggy as a sort of Parsons Russell Terrier. Does anyone else?

    Staff, do you want to come over here and clean when you are finished at your place?

  40. Staff
    4:45 pm on June 9th, 2013


  41. c.hobbit
    4:55 pm on June 9th, 2013

    With all the talk of grilling…I am grilling for the first time this summer on my charcoal grill. I have managed to burn my hand in two places so every time I get close to the grill, the heat makes my hand hurt worse than it already does. I evidently haven’t put enough charcoal in the grill and it is not adjustable so it is taking forever.

    What is the best relief for burns? I still have too much to do to have a hurt paw.

  42. BearSpiritDog
    5:00 pm on June 9th, 2013

    None of my uploads are working.
    This is Not Good!

  43. Herd of Hounds
    5:17 pm on June 9th, 2013

    CHobbit: Ice?

  44. BearSpiritDog
    5:25 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Barb&Magpie: Iggy Does sound like a Terrier to us too.
    Lots of upgrades going on at your place. Next season you’ll be all set. Must be nice to have everything Brand New. We came back from vac to find the Lawn Overgrown and the Flower Beds in disarray.

    CHobbit: Butter or Cold running Water for Burns seems to do the trick. You have to catch it right away.
    We are behind on what’s happening…Did you find a place in Anchorage? Are you finished painting? (Personally we liked the colors as is just fine)

    Staff: When you are finished at Barb’s Place you can come here. snicker.

  45. Mollypop's Mom
    5:38 pm on June 9th, 2013

    CHobbit – Second Skin Moist Burn Pads

  46. BearSpiritDog
    5:40 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Has anyone heard of the Garden Patch a Kool self watering Patio Planter? I have been trying to post a photo of it to no avail.

  47. Tupper and Gilly
    5:50 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Gramp loved, loved, loved the grill. He has been tinkering with it and polishing the chrome all afternoon. Thank goodness we got the grill already assembled. AND thank goodness he decided to read the instruction book before he actually starts cooking on it, so we are not grilling tonight. It is a Charbroil 4 burner with side burner and all kinds of silly bells and whistles. And he has already said that on the days that it is too hot to cook in the kitchen, MAMA can simply light up the grill.

    Mama is now sitting in a corner, rocking and moaning…….

  48. BearSpiritDog
    5:55 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Tupper&Gilly: Carpola. Foiled again!

  49. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:15 pm on June 9th, 2013

    I haven’t tried it myself, but I understand that putting raw egg white on a burn does wonders.

  50. Princess Sam
    6:15 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Gilly, Gilly, Gilly. What are we ever going to do wih you? Let sleeping Kats lie.

  51. Herd of Hounds
    6:32 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Poor Golinka 🙁 Our mom would deck the Old Fart for even thinking that.

  52. Gilly
    6:33 pm on June 9th, 2013

    But Sammie – there are no chipmunks, fuzzbutts or snakes to herd. What’s a girl to do for fun?

  53. Melanie
    6:40 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Aloe works on burns.

    Hmmmm . . Staff is nesting. The only time that ever happened to me was when my guys were in hours of being born. Staff, are you holding out on us?

  54. BearSpiritDog
    6:40 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Gilly: You can Smell the Flowers. tee hee.

  55. BearSpiritDog
    6:41 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Melanie: Of Course! Aloe.

  56. O'Howlers
    6:45 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Friends, we just received the call we were hoping not to receive. They lost Jaxon. We will be putting this here computer to bed now. We all need to just sit in silence this evening.

  57. BearSpiritDog
    6:55 pm on June 9th, 2013

    O’Howlers: We are so sorry to hear this! The little guy fought so hard. Crying along with you and his family.
    Love & Hugs to all of you.

  58. Wose
    7:10 pm on June 9th, 2013

    O’Howlers, I am so terribly sorry to hear this news. My heart breaks for you and your family. sob sob sob

  59. dawson
    7:35 pm on June 9th, 2013

    O’Howlers: So sorry to hear that news. Little Angel Jaxon is at peace now. No more struggles. My prayers for you and his family.

  60. SnowBella
    7:36 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Creator, please bless and keep Jaxon’s young spirit. Please bless that he will know how much he is loved. Please bless those who loved him most and grieve his passing with comfort, love and understanding. Please Creator, mend broken hearts. Amen.

  61. Staff
    7:43 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Jaxon we are so sorry that your short life was so fraught. Sympathy to the ones you left behind. Thank you for the lovely prayer Snowbella. We can always count on you for the right words.

    Melanie, bite your tongue. I am way to old to have my first child. Maybe a puppy is in my future? There was a strange kat in the garden tonight. He was chowing down on the catnip Mr.Staff is growing.

    Oh, and Rio is having a very exciting day. It’s 7 to 7 in the 10th inning in Colorado…

  62. Masquers
    7:43 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Rebecca: Thank you for your beautiful prayer for little Jaxon.
    He was loved by so many who had never met him. Our hearts are breaking for his family.

  63. c.hobbit
    7:45 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Thank you SnowBella.

  64. Melanie
    7:47 pm on June 9th, 2013

    O’Howlers, we will be howling at the new moon for Jaxon and all that have been lost.

    Need to leave now . .

  65. Staff
    7:51 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Colorado wins, 8 to 7.

  66. Wookie's Dad
    7:54 pm on June 9th, 2013

    OH — so sorry to hear the news about young Jaxon. Thoughts and prayers with you and his family. He fought so hard and was very brave til the very end.

  67. Wose
    8:13 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Rebecca, thank you for your lovely words for Jaxon.

  68. Wose
    8:15 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Staff: I do believe that Rio’s friend is the Rockies good luck charm. She needs season’s tickets. heh!

  69. Wose
    8:17 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Off to take meds, and then bed.

    Good night, all.

    Hey there, Liz and Cricket!

  70. Macy the min-pin
    8:26 pm on June 9th, 2013

    So sorry to hear about Jaxon. He tried.

  71. Macy the min-pin
    8:43 pm on June 9th, 2013

    This is what counts as a garden around here.

  72. BearSpiritDog
    9:07 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Rio: Hurray for your team! Your Friend is truly a Good Luck Charm.

    Macy: It is a Beautiful Garden. Flowers find a way to bloom wherever they are.

    Signing off – Bear

  73. Herd of Hounds
    9:30 pm on June 9th, 2013

    OH: To you and family, we send strength and hope for the future.
    Macy: A beautiful garden. Cacti and succulents are special.
    Nighty night.

  74. Barb & Maggie
    9:42 pm on June 9th, 2013

    We were so sorry to hear the sad news about Jaxon. His family knows that they did all they could for him. Sweet passage, Jaxon.

  75. Tupper and Gilly
    11:43 pm on June 9th, 2013

    Good night dear little one
    Rest easy now
    In gentle hands.

    Good night dear little one
    There are wonders still
    That you will behold

    Good night dear little one
    Thank you for the time
    Your tiny spirit gave this world

    Goodnight dear little one
    You will always
    Be loved.

  76. Gus and BooBear
    11:52 pm on June 9th, 2013

    OHs, so sorry about Jaxon. He certainly fought hard. Hope the family can find peace.

  77. Staff
    12:07 am on June 10th, 2013

    Thank you Amalia,

    Night all. I was glad to see Wolfie made an appearance. We have missed her.

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