Congratulations Spencer (Yes)

The random number generator has spoken (in a heavy East German accent, circa 1956) and it said: “Spencer.” Congratulations, Spencer, Chet’s Friend of the Month for May.
“Kind of odd,” says Spence, “but there you have it. Spencer will be in the special place where Muffin and Pepe have been, and as soon as we get a mailing address from Spencer’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 Annie, Herd of Hounds, Maisa from Finland, Daisy, Ellie from New Image Inc., Franklin of the pack – and Pepper, Beau & Rio (possibly from CO).


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72 Responses to “Congratulations Spencer (Yes)”

  1. O'Howlers
    8:33 am on May 1st, 2013

    Happy First of May, Everybody! Muffin and Pepe, we will miss your sweet faces.
    Congratulations to Spencer. You sure ae a cutie and do not resemble your namesake at all.
    Wow! Lots of “new” friends today. What’s old is new again, eh?

  2. Barb & Maggie
    8:59 am on May 1st, 2013

    Happy May Day and congrats to a new Spencer.

    We see that the other Rio from Co., Beau, and Pepper have a new photo in FOC, also saw HOHs and Ellie, the cute Boxer(?) pup.

    Did anyone see the Today Show feature on the AKC and puppy mills? That spokesperson for AKC looked a little foolish, IMO. She has no idea how many breeders there are in the US but they have 9 inspectors country wide that are supposed to check out these same breeders. So let’s see, each inspector has over 5.5 states for which he/she is responsible. She said they have inspected 55,000 breeders since 2000. Now if you extend the math, that means each inspector looked at 9 breeders per 5 day work week. Not a heavy schedule, do you think?

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:15 am on May 1st, 2013

    Gooood morning everyone! MayDay, MayDay, MayDay! No, we’re not asking for help (unless it is for a snowy Rio w/ maybe 18″ more snow) we’re looking toward noon and the sing along with the TVA siren test! Whoo hoo bark howl! Hey, our foto finally appeared. We be cute and a half!

    Congrats, Spencer (random our tails)

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

    Rio, Is it Spring yet in Colorado? We saw Estes Park on the news and it was really snowing. Sob

  5. O'Howlers
    9:33 am on May 1st, 2013

    Did youse guys notice Franklin’s FOC picture too?

  6. Princess Sam
    9:36 am on May 1st, 2013

    Phooey. Phooey. Phooey. Phooey, phooey, phooey!

  7. Barb & Maggie
    9:37 am on May 1st, 2013

    We did notice Franklin. Sorry for the oversight!

    One more nice day here, then cold and rainy till next week. At least we have a little taste of better days.

  8. Kat
    9:38 am on May 1st, 2013

    Princess, you can be my Friend of the Month. 🙂

  9. O'Howlers
    9:39 am on May 1st, 2013

    The weather here is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L ! A true First of May kind of day.

  10. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:57 am on May 1st, 2013

    Winter!….It looks like the dead of winter outside…CRAP!CRAP!and MORE CRAP!

  11. B. Stover
    9:57 am on May 1st, 2013

    Welcome Spencer and Geddy.

    Good morning all.

  12. dawson
    10:28 am on May 1st, 2013

    Congrats to Spencer.
    Cool pics of the original Herd of Hounds, the floccose Franklin and Rio, Beau and Pepper.
    A cold rainy and windy day but it isn’t snowing…yet.

  13. dawson
    10:29 am on May 1st, 2013

    B.Stover: Who is Geddy?

  14. Siber-H
    11:13 am on May 1st, 2013

    Congratulations to Spencer, the dog, not our favorite author.

    80 degrees here today but wind from Rio’s weather system.

    Dawson, Geddy is the monthly winner in Chet’s facebookie contest.
    Look on the screen to your right. geddy is a GSD.

    Good Morning All

  15. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:01 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Grump!…And phooey!…sniff!…I refuse to go outside today.

  16. Tupper and Gilly
    1:04 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Off to see the Storyteller and bring him a big, frosty, strawberry milkshake. It’s a beautiful day, and Gramp is coming along so everyone can go sit on the balcony and enjoy the sun.
    And only 2 more days til he is HOME!

  17. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:19 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Sun!…How come everyone has sunshine except for me…grumble!spit!

  18. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:26 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Rebecca!…Check your SDD and do not let anybody know..sniff!..I bet it’s even sunny in Alaska…grump!

  19. dawson
    1:27 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Rio: Carpola! Our rain is turning to snow. I’d love to stay indoors but there is a dentist appointment for Dad on today’s schedule.

  20. B. Stover
    1:39 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Rio: It’s sunny and 78 here. Just thought you’d want to know.

  21. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:41 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Grunt!…Good, someone else can be as miserable as I am today…huffle!puffle!

  22. Riö – The Evil Pug
    1:56 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Lunch!…there better be something good in my bowl today…grump!

  23. Herd of Hounds
    2:25 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Whoo hoo yodel howl bark bark. Successful siren singing for another month!

    Dawson: Good hearing from you @ home.

    Rio: More white stuff for you 🙁 Talk about rotten luck.

  24. Melanie
    2:31 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Happy May Day!

    Dawson, had to look that one up.

    Been busy this May Day. Went to a quarry to ask about rock, went to the bank (to make sure I have enough for the forementioned rock), got chewies, then peat moss and a weed retardent material, went to the printer shop to ask about postcards for YSAS, went grocery shopping, and then came home and collapsed.

  25. Melanie
    2:41 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Now my May Day story.
    The first year I taught at the Episcopal All Girl School, I was told that I had to teach the 9th graders to do a May Pole Dance (in white dresses and ribbons in their hair) so they could preform in front of their parents in the May Day Senior Girls Appreciation Day.

    The first thing that came out of my mouth was, “You have got to be kidding.” They weren’t. The second thing out of my mouth was, “You do know this is a fertility rite, don’t you?” They didn’t, and I had to swear I wouldn’t tell the girls.

    So I didn’t tell them. They did a fine job. Unfortunately, I taught them too well, and was stuck for the job for two more years.

    Sigh. I did tell the young women when they were seniors it was a fertility rite. They loved that!

  26. Barb & Maggie
    2:52 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Funny story, Melanie. I hope they were not too successful with that!

    Three more arrests in the Boston Marathon bombing. Friends of Dkrakhar. Not arrested for the bombing, but for a coverup after.

  27. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:03 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Drive!…the drive home is going to be a nightmare for my friend…sniff!…This morning was bad enough, but it is still snowing and blowing and curse this weather and that damned groundhawg…grunt!

  28. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:13 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Rebecca!…I’ve deposited something in your SDD and it ain’t money…heh!heh!

  29. Herd of Hounds
    3:33 pm on May 1st, 2013

    How could a pug make THAT kind of deposit electronically…oops, are we thinking stinky?

  30. Riö – The Evil Pug
    3:39 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Sharon!…Oh if only that were the case – the fun I would have…heh!heh!

  31. BearSpiritDog
    3:59 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Congrats to Spencer & Geddy (GSD)
    Condolences (again) to Rio & Sammie.

    G’nite to Liz.
    Good Day to Wose!

  32. Herd of Hounds
    4:05 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Rio: Mom finished reading “Murder on the Iditarod Trail” to us last night. Really enjoyed most of it. Had trouble with Steve’s team. Will try more of Sue Henry’s books.

  33. SnowBella
    4:17 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Rio: Make haste to check your SDD!

  34. Melanie
    4:39 pm on May 1st, 2013

    I enjoy Sue Henry’s books as long as she has dogs on them. No dogs? Didn’t like them.

    Forgot to say hello to Spencer,


  35. Herd of Hounds
    4:43 pm on May 1st, 2013

    No fair! Old Fart, mom and the boarder from the basement are having dinner on the boat AND they are taking the TN long-tailed black bear. They told the rest of us it was to “give us a puppy-free zone” and get her used to the boat. Yeah, we’re buying that…nice chickie!

  36. Tyb
    5:15 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Here’s your calendar page for May. We’ve been chasing ourselves a lot lately. I hope that one ofthes days we can catch ourselves and get back to blogging more regularly.

  37. dawson
    5:16 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Out in a storm!
    Turtleman dropped Dad & me off at the dentist then went to do a little grocery shopping. We waited just long enough for Dad to fall asleep (15 minutes) then the dentist said she was ready for him. I got him into the chair and asked how long it would take. 30 minutes.
    I went across the street to mail a letter then decided to go back to the waiting room to read the paper rather than stop at the library. Good thing. As soon as I returned the dentist came out and said Dad had forgot his teeth. Called Turtleman, got his machine. Out into the storm I had to walk/run home to get the blankedy blank teeth. Just as I huffed and puffed up to the door, Turtleman drove up. At least I got some exercise.

  38. Masquers
    5:26 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Thank you, Tyb. I knew you wouldn’t forget us.
    Happy May Day!
    Dawson: Pawsitive thinking only goes so far when Murphy’s Law is in effect.
    Rose: Where are you?

  39. SnowBella
    5:26 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Tyb: Always good to see you on this here blog!

    Dawson: Such language… 😉

  40. dawson
    6:22 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Oh great!
    Winter Storm Warning in Effect. 6 to 9 inches of Carpola!

    I don’t really care because I will be safe at home reading the Comedie that isn’t really a comedy but does have a happy ending.

  41. B. Stover
    6:52 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Dawson: What Canto are you on?

  42. Melanie
    6:53 pm on May 1st, 2013

    And I thought I was in the Murphy Law minority. Turns out there are many of us!

  43. AbbietheKitty
    7:18 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Back. We are back back back. Mr.Staff stayed home and waited for the phone guy and Staff went to town and ran a million errands and went food shopping and saw Dr.Scott who cracked her back bone. She says that is wonderful but I have no idea why.

    She says she caught up on yesterdays blog and will catch up on this one after she eats something.


  44. Masquers
    7:28 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Abbie & Alice: The “food shopping” is the important part to remember about that trip into town.

  45. dawson
    7:39 pm on May 1st, 2013

    B.Stover: I will read Canto #2 tonight. Looks like this may take about 3 months to finish.

    Glad to have you back, Staff.

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:19 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Storm!…This storm is going to make it’s way across the country and make all of youse miserable just like me…heh!heh!

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:26 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Wookie’s Paw!….We are watching your Nats and those damned Braves…grunt!….Just turned it on after our short lived walk in the cold wind that whipped up snow into our ears and nose and any other open crack…gasp!spit!… Beau walked under some low lying branches and came out completely covered in snow…heh!heh!…Where’s the kamera when you really want one?

  48. Princess Sam
    9:04 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Rio, don’t send that storm on to me. We finally had some sunshine and believe it or not 82°.

  49. Alice M. Johnson
    9:06 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Beau! Poor puggy. I bet he was not all that happy to get all snowed upon. snicker.

    I timed the door when Staff came back after her trip. She declines to chase me dammit. What fun is that? So after a while freezing my fur off under the porch she finally opened the front door and I popped out and ran for the warm. Not as much fun as I thought it would be. sniff.

  50. Alice M. Johnson
    9:10 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Dawson, That sounds just like Dad. If he doesn’t forget his billfold when he is going to need it he forgets his teeth. (((Sigh))) I would not have walked/run back home but you are much more intrepid than I.

    BTW I bought a new bicycle today at the Hardware Hank. It is a stylish Huffy brand. I will pick it up tomorrow! It is white, hot pink and black. Its pedals work the way I expect pedals to work and it has 7 gears, hand brakes and a big cushy seat! It is a lady bike. ;-D

  51. Barb & Maggie
    9:11 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Glad Staff and all made it back home safely.

    Rio, We will be getting your bad weather but it will be rain rather than snow. Will be unpleasant for the next five days.

    Barb is tired and ready to say good night.

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:11 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Imposter!…You will freeze yer little kibbles off when this storm gets to you…heh!…That will teach you to impersonate our lil Sammie…sniff!

  53. Staff
    9:11 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Darn that Alice. She is supposed to clear out her name after she posts. She is always forgetting that.

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Alice!…You knit-wit!…snort!

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:28 pm on May 1st, 2013

    That was a fast game…zow!

  56. Tupper and Gilly
    9:30 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Another long day here- one that was made much brighter by cards to the Storyteller. We are getting the house ready for him to come home. Gramp is “helping”.
    But we heard the funniest joke today. It was in a card that came from a whole passel of puppies, a bundle of barkers, a conglomerate of canines. Everyone at the rehab was cracking up.

    What is the difference between a therapist and a terrorist?

    You can NEGOTIATE with a terrorist.

    Leonard’s physical therapist laughed harder than anyone else. Then he said “just remember that!”

  57. Melanie
    9:31 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Riö, this weather is really hitting you guys. Perhaps you need a C.Hobitt house so you can hunker down and stay safe,

    I’m going to bed. Whew . .

    But first? For Alice . .

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:37 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Bicycles!…heh!heh!….Alice and Staff can go bicycling together…snort!snort!….Not picturing AbbieTheKat on a bike…snuffle!

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Imagination!….If I close my eyes and imagine …will this happen?…sniff!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:43 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Idol!…I predict Candice Glover will be the Winner On Idol – just youse wait and see…clap!clap!clap!

  61. Staff
    10:29 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Melanie. Alice is not amused.

    (but I am)

  62. Alice M. Johnson
    10:34 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Abbie wants a little side car. heh heh heh

  63. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:36 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Side-car!…That would have to be a large side-car…heh!heh!

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:37 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Alice!…How are your Twinkies doing?…sniff!

  65. Masquers
    10:58 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Riö: Tonight close your eyes and make a wish…tomorrow you may see the sun…and in a few days some warmer temperatures.

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:01 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Maskers!…If I close my eyes I will fall asleep….grunt!…I’m trying to watch some of the Rockies vs Dodgers game…wheeze!…West Coast Games!..gah!

  67. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:34 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Game!….Let’s see, the Nats game in total took 2 hours 15 minutes or something ridiculous like that..sniff!…The Rockies game is already 1 1/2 hours long and we are still in the 3rd inning….gah!

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:52 pm on May 1st, 2013

    Hmmmphf!…Well, no one is around to chitty-chitty-chat with so I am going to bed and listening to the game on the radio…sniff!…For about 5 minutes and then we will all be fast asleep. I may or may not be sawing logs like a lumberjack…heh!

  69. Macy the abandoned min-pin
    12:05 am on May 2nd, 2013

    No one acknowledged me yesterday. I truly am an abandoned Min-Pin. Sniffpout

  70. Masquers
    12:30 am on May 2nd, 2013

    Goodnight, Macy the Abandoned.
    Goodnight all.

  71. Melanie
    7:22 am on May 2nd, 2013

    Good Morning Macy!
    Sorry your Ma and Pa are still gone. It is obvious that they should have taken you. I see you as the best good luck charm.

  72. Herd of Hounds
    7:50 am on May 2nd, 2013

    Macy, you are loved, we’re just zonkered 🙁

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