Congratulations, Sassy!

The random number generator has spoken (in a heavy East German accent, circa 1956) and it said: “Sassy.” (Not Stasi, which was what we thought at first.) Congratulations, Sassy, Chet’s Friend of the Month for July.

Sassy will be in the special place where Beppe has been, and as soon as we get a mailing address from Sassy’s human companion (send to a signed and paw-printed copy of A Fistful of Collars will be on its way.”

“Next month,” says Admin, “this could be you! Just send in a photo to the Friends of Chet gallery. The random number generator does the rest!”


Welcome relating dude, Cooper and Jerry from MA, Rio (a very special friend). 


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87 Responses to “Congratulations, Sassy!”

  1. Rose
    8:47 am on July 1st, 2013


    RIO! My love, I’m sorry you didn’t receive the FOM, but you did get a shout-out up top.

    I hope Rebecca’s flight is safe, and that she will be daring…dip those toesies into the Artic!!

    Good day all!

  2. Rose
    8:59 am on July 1st, 2013

    BTW: Rio, I love that picture. Beau is on the right.

  3. B. Stover
    9:21 am on July 1st, 2013

    Somehow Sassy looks it. Congratulations!

    Good morning all.

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:30 am on July 1st, 2013

    Good morning, and congrats to Sassy. She looks like a happy girl.

    Sorry Rio and Sammy, maybe next month.

    Lovely day here, and now Barb is off for a morning of babysitting for the wild ones, otherwise known as Jack and Lyla. BBL

  5. Herd of Hounds
    9:37 am on July 1st, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! July already, hard to believe. Rio may not be the FOM, but he is a “very special friend”. That should mean something. Rose and B. a special gooood day.

    In honor of the first, let’s have a jubilous (sp) July and congrats to Sassy!

  6. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:40 am on July 1st, 2013

    Grump!….sniff!…And to make matters even worse, some guy who looks like Beau is the facebookie FOM…grumble!

  7. SnowBella
    9:44 am on July 1st, 2013

    Good morning! I have boarded the plane and we are waitin to take flight. I wanted to check in with all youse because I’m not sure what the next few days will hold with being able to play on this here blog.

    I have the feeling it is going to be a very long month for Rio.

  8. Kat
    9:53 am on July 1st, 2013

    Sigh. Congrats to Sassy and Eddie. It is dark and dismal here. Momma says it will be that way all va ation week long. Oh well, at least we are getting some good porch-sitting time for now.
    Happy July!

  9. Tupper and Gilly
    10:08 am on July 1st, 2013

    Hi everybody. Yes, it is still raining here. And we’re not FOMs either. sigh.

    But Rio – we had the best laugh in a long time over “civil serpents”. How very appropriate.

  10. Rose
    10:10 am on July 1st, 2013

    Dawson: Happy Canada Day!

    Rebecca: So, you left the kennel in the capable paws of Belle Starr, I take it?

  11. Princess Sam
    10:21 am on July 1st, 2013

    So now I’m WonderFluffed for nothing. Bah! Phooey!

  12. Tupper and Gilly
    10:33 am on July 1st, 2013

    But Sammie – the big question is; do you have ears yet?

  13. Tyb
    10:39 am on July 1st, 2013

    Congratulations, Sassy and Happy July, Everyone. Here’s a new page for your calendar.

  14. Rose
    10:46 am on July 1st, 2013

    Tyb, thanks, once again for the great calendar page!

  15. Melanie
    10:49 am on July 1st, 2013



    Whispering . . What do people do for Canada Day?

  16. Wookie's dad
    11:08 am on July 1st, 2013

    Melanie — I think it has something to do with throwing frying pans.

  17. Herd of Hounds
    11:29 am on July 1st, 2013

    Wookie’s Dad: /are you sure it isn’t something to do with sweeping the ice?

    TYB: LOVE the July calendar page. Tanks.

    Sammie, you are still THE princess and Bell Star, be judicious with the use of sparkles this week.

    Redbone Hound: Loved your “para…s” last night. Sorry we missed them live but were dead to the world by them.

  18. Tupper and Gilly
    11:30 am on July 1st, 2013

    Look – it’s a Golinka calendar page! Woo Hoo. That’s almost as good as being FOM

  19. FinnDogsMom
    11:32 am on July 1st, 2013

    Happy Day, everyone!

    Congrats, Sassy! You are beautiful!

    Sorry Rio…maybe next month!

  20. Alice M. Johnson
    11:44 am on July 1st, 2013

    Wookie’s Dad is referring to a story Dawson (from Canada) told about attending a First Nations gathering and attempting the ‘frying pan throw’ contest. (A true story) Let us just say she is not a good Frying Pan thrower. She was offered a ‘do over’ but declined a pity throw. She feared for the safety of the onlookers.

  21. dawson
    11:45 am on July 1st, 2013

    Congratulations to the new FOM.

    Thanks for the Canada Day shout out. Up North there will be a parade with all the fire trucks, some horses, prizes for the best float and big community pig roast, children’s games, bingo, that sort of thing. Traditionally it will rain. Wookie’s Dad is right about the frying pan throwing contest. 😉 There might be an old timers hockey game at our brand new recreation center.

    Safe trip to Snowbella.

  22. Herd of Hounds
    11:48 am on July 1st, 2013

    Oh, thanks, Alice. All we could think of was those Canadian guys that stand on ice with brooms and sweep it!

  23. Rose
    11:56 am on July 1st, 2013

    RIO! I hate to mention this, but the Facebookie side appears as if they have chosen a black pug for FOM. (Kinda looks like Beau)

  24. Macy
    12:03 pm on July 1st, 2013

    I had to share this with y’all, because it may not come around in our lifetimes.

  25. FinnDogsMom
    12:05 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Macy: Where is that at? We are officially in the middle of the summer here, so unless it’s raining, it’s not below 75 in the morning…

  26. Tyb
    12:20 pm on July 1st, 2013

    We’re in PA and went for a walk last week when the temperature was 44 degrees.

  27. Mollypop's Mom
    12:21 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Dawson – I live in a border town and I think today is celebrated by shopping. All the bridges from Canada are jammed.

  28. Masquers
    12:23 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Macy: Me thinks we traded temperatures. It’s a sizzling 90 here.

    Riö: That sure ‘nough looks like Beau on facebookie.

  29. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:25 pm on July 1st, 2013


  30. Siber-H
    12:27 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Congratulations to Sassy!!

    TYB, That is my favorite calender page of all time….A Skunk!

    Happy Canada Day!! (wish I was there)

    Macy? Where is that? Is that a roller coaster in the background?

  31. BearSpiritDog
    12:28 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Hey! That FOTM looks familiar. A Southern Gal I do believe.

    TYB: Thank you for the July calendar featuring my friend Blou.

    SnowBella: Safe trip. Hope the wifi allows a conversation or two.

    Happy Canada to Dawson!

  32. Melanie
    12:31 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Good Afternoon!

    Congratulations to Sassy and to Beau . . (Natasha, your plan to infiltrate Beau into Facebook under a different name worked.)

    Today is Tea for Zoë, my sister, my newly wedded niece and me. Please blur in if you so desire. Cucumber sandwiches, strawberry short cake and a variety of teas will be served. Hats are required. I am wearing my Bling hat and Zoë is wearing her ALPHA hat.

  33. Tyb
    12:31 pm on July 1st, 2013

    My dad was worried when I got so close to the skunk, but when the little guy saw my colors, he must have thought we were related and didn’t bother me.

  34. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:41 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Melanie!…Don’t you have some work to do for me?…,snort!…The Tea Party can wait…sniff!

  35. Macy
    12:41 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Those temperatures are for DFW THIS WEEK!!! I know!! Annie is out frolicing in the grass like a puppy. Mom and I should be out working in the yard, but…

    Mr. Husky, the roller coaster is at Six Flags over Texas. I have never been. Some discrimination issues. But mom and dad both worked there. When mom was a pup it was a big deal to work there because there were not enough jobs to go around. Now they go to the inner city and bring kids in by bus to work.

  36. Rose
    12:45 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Macy, wherever those temps are, THAT’S where I want to be!!!

  37. Melanie
    12:50 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Riö, Signed Sealed and Delivered

  38. Belle Starr
    12:57 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Wose: My Two-legged put my four-legged in charge. The Giant is runner up and will step in if my four-legged is unable to fulfill her ‘In Charge’ duties. He doesn’t get a sash or a crown. To my dismay, I am further down the line for being in charge. Something about sponsibility whatever that is.

    My Two-legged is at the last stop before her destination. Wheeze!

  39. Belle Starr
    1:13 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Tyb: Katdog Masquers and I are the same color as Blou. Do you suppose we’re all related?

  40. Siber-H
    1:25 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Macy, Mom says that looks like a really fun roller coaster. She loves them.

  41. Tyb
    1:26 pm on July 1st, 2013

    I’m sure Blou would be proud to have you in his family.

  42. BearSpiritDog
    1:28 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Melanie: Tea for more than two? That’s my cuppa.
    Someone Here Loves cucumber sandwiches and hats…especially hats.
    The other night we watched a old Joseph Cotton movie…The Third Man.
    What a Great Time to Live. Born out of our Time we think. As a teen, Nana does remember wearing gloves when she was flying across country to enroll in University.

  43. dawson
    1:30 pm on July 1st, 2013

    MacyMinPin: Those are perfect temperatures for this time of year, IMO.

    SiberH: You don’t want to be up where I come from today. It is 90+ degrees!

    Tyb: Love Blou and the skunk!

  44. Macy
    1:31 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Mr. Husky, mom is sorry to say that she has not even kept up with the last few coasters to know which that one is. It is probably the Titan, the other newish one is wooden. In mom’s SFOT puppy days, she once rode the Big Bend coaster 8 times without getting off (friends in high places, heh-heh). The ride swung out over the place where she had eaten dinner, and on the eighth time by she thought about giving it back, so there was no ninth time. Aww good times.

  45. Macy
    1:35 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Have you heard about the 19 firefighters killed in Arizona? Very sad time.

  46. Masquers
    1:36 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Bellie: Mama Luna will do a fine job as Alpha Dog in the kennel. I know you are NOT happy at being so far down the list of those in charge but, after all, you do tend to get distracted with your pink sparkly things.
    Tyb: We would be proud to be in such esteemed company.
    Macy: I fear there would have been no second time here as the fear factor would have set in big time on the first go around.
    Mom’s a wuss.

  47. Masquers
    1:44 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Macy: A lot of brave men lost their lives in the Yarnell Hill fire. A very dangerous job.

  48. Rose
    1:59 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Belle Starr: Watch and learn, and you will grow up to be just like Mama Luna. It is a hard job to be sponsible. Your tw0-legged told me you did and excellent job with the Detective Agency.

  49. Siber-H
    2:04 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Macy, We are heartbroken over the 19 Hot Shots that died.

    Dawson, gah, That is hotter than it is going to be here today.
    Barrow, AK, is my last hope.

  50. Barb & Maggie
    2:41 pm on July 1st, 2013

    There were twenty men in that group, and the only reason the 20th one made it is that he was not with the rest of the group when they got caught. Very, very sad.

    HOH, I think the activity you are thinking of is curling.

    Barb is back from babysitting and now needs a drink, er, I mean nap. BBL

  51. Mollypop's Mom
    2:42 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Siber-H – Come here – it’s 64 degrees.

  52. Siber-H
    2:58 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Mollypop’s Mom, 64 degrees is pleasant and it is so green there.
    Everything is brown here from the draught except for stuff people have planted and are watering.

  53. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:59 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Barb!…Have the drink first then the nap…heh!burp!…I’d come and help you down a few but I’m not supposed to leave my yard, or my comfy stuffed chair…snorkel!

  54. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:00 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Firemen!…We heard about those firefighters all throughout the night – she had her radio on and it was very distressign to hear about it. The 20th guy has burns over half of his body. At least that is one of the last things I remember hearing…wheeze!

  55. FinnDogsMom
    3:01 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Macy: Our flags are at half staff here and I will be wearing my badge with a shroud on it tonight at work. A very sad day for everyone.

  56. Rose
    3:20 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Macy: Strong prayers go out those lost trying to save the lives of others.

  57. O'Howlers
    3:26 pm on July 1st, 2013

    The news of those firemen is very distressing. And the fire itself is 0% contained, so more firemen will have to battle it. We wish we could somehow share our very wet weather with the parts of the country who need it most.

  58. Masquers
    3:51 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Heat advisory here until 11 pm.

  59. BearSpiritDog
    3:57 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Rio, My advice to Barb&Magpie as well…First the drink…then the nap.

    MollyPop’s Mom: Lucky Dogs youse!

  60. Masquers
    4:11 pm on July 1st, 2013
  61. Rose
    4:12 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Masquers, where did you find that lovely illustration? Is it a book cover?

  62. Herd of Hounds
    4:18 pm on July 1st, 2013

    We heard the fire news and have been saddened by it.

    Wish mom had been around earlier to hear about the tea party. She has almost as many hats as the Queen Mum.

    Dawson, Wookie’s Dad and anyone else: you say curling, we say oops. That just goes to show what happens when you listen to a blonde with one blue eye! (Pookey)

  63. Masquers
    4:27 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Rose: Yes, a very kool cover! It is the last book in the Living Forest Series. It was published in 1946. You can find it on Amazon.

  64. Rose
    5:23 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Masquers, thanks for the 411!

  65. FinnDogsMom
    5:38 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Posted an Abi picture in Friends of Chet.

    I really like the newest Rio picture.

  66. BearSpiritDog
    5:42 pm on July 1st, 2013

    FinnDog: Looking forward to seeing the photo of Abi in FOC tomorrow.

  67. Herd of Hounds
    5:42 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Finn’sMom: Good for you. Abi needs to be a star, too!

  68. Rose
    5:44 pm on July 1st, 2013


    I agree. I think that is a great picture of Rio!

  69. Melanie
    6:57 pm on July 1st, 2013

    The Raven worked as a wild fire fire fighter. On their honeymoon The Raven and Zoë went to Oregon and worked in a fire tower.

    We are praying for the 20th member of the Hot Shots and for all their families.

  70. Tupper and Gilly
    7:03 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Mama emerged from her Mud Room to hear that a couple of towns over there was a tornado. We didn’t even have a breeze to stir the trees – over there, the trees were pulled right up out of the saturated ground. Thank goodness no one was hurt.

    The Storyteller is getting things together for a special prayer tonight for those firefighters. We don’t plan on posting it – but if you want to take a moment at 9 Plunder Time, we can all send our thoughts together.

    Oh, and remember the guy who had to come and fix our furnace the other night? Turns out we need a whole new heating/hot water system. sob, sob, sob…….

  71. Herd of Hounds
    7:45 pm on July 1st, 2013

    A real shame about the T&G family heat/water system.

    HOH will be thinking tonight about the Arizona families and victims.

  72. Melanie
    7:46 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Well, that’s interesting about the tornado. We’re as still as still can be here.

    Tea was wonderful (and tiring). Got to hear about “some” of the honeymoon. Saw pictures and some of her glamor shoot. When I have a brain again, I’ll post one.

    Here is the table before we ate. The china . . My Great Grandmother’s, Zoë’s, mine and a yard sale find. Silver . . Great Grandmother’s and Grandmother’s. Crystal . . mine (from Ireland)

    Cucumber sandwiches have crusts. I know that is not “appropriate” as my Grandmother would say, but gluten free bread slices are not very big. The cake for the strawberries was gluten free pound cake. My strawberries are in the middle of that plate. The extra strawberries were store bought and not as good.

  73. Melanie
    7:48 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Hmmm . . Let me try that again.

  74. Herd of Hounds
    7:58 pm on July 1st, 2013

    A beautiful tea table.

  75. O'Howlers
    8:05 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Melanie, that tea table setting is lovely.

  76. Siber-H
    8:18 pm on July 1st, 2013

    T&G, We will join you at 7 our time in thoughts and prayers for the firefighters and their families. We will go outside and stand by one of our wild sage bushes.
    The average age of those firefighters was 22. This is so sad and tragic.

  77. Princess Sam
    8:24 pm on July 1st, 2013

    My great grandfather was a firefighter (Molly’s Mom’s father) and she spent a lot of her younger years in a fire house.

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:36 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Melanie!…That table looks great!…snort!…Now if you substitute the little sandwiches for bacon and hotwings, and the tea for beer I think you would have a great little party…chuffle!

  79. B. Stover
    8:39 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Melanie: The tea looks very good.

  80. Melanie
    10:00 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Riö, I don’t know what that would be called . . Probably not Tea.

    Thanks for the complements. I don’t think any thing beats Wöökie’s Mom’s tables.

    I looked at the forcast for July. My heart did not sing. I’m not sure I’ll ever get some of my garden blooming. The lettuse likes this. I wonder if I can make fried green tomatoes from cherry tomatoes?

    Zoë says she is turning into a mold person.

    Under the Tea table I caught glimpses of pink, sparkles, and machodog fur. I’m glad some of you decided to make the trip.


  81. Herd of Hounds
    10:09 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Melanie, you could try a green tomato sauce if things don’t ripen before frost, he, he, he. Maybe you should have put in watermelon.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:16 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Melanie!…You could just call it A Beer…snort!….We are trying to watch the 4th episode of The Killing but it is soooo dang slow this season…wheeze!….Not to mention the nature of the show is very disturbing and it makes my friend very mad. She is already grumpy from the busy-damned-place, so this is not a good thing…wheeze!

  83. Barb & Maggie
    10:29 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Tea table is lovely. Beer and bacon sound pretty darn yummy too. Must decide.

    Now, nighty noodles.

  84. Herd of Hounds
    10:44 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Travel day tomorrow for the HOH’s mom. She’ll be :
    “On the road again,
    I just can’t wait to get on the road again.”
    Probably will be incommunicado.

    Nighty night.

  85. Siber-H
    10:46 pm on July 1st, 2013

    We will be away from the blog tomorow and will return sometime
    Wednesday. We are driving up to Jemez Springs in the mountains.

    Night All

  86. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:51 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Tomorrow!…I will be here unless something bad happens to me, then I probably won’t be here…sniff!

  87. Macy
    11:23 pm on July 1st, 2013

    Siber..sounds lovely. safe.

    nite nite

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