Dental Care – From Dog On It

Did a question come up yesterday about how I take care of my teeth, or the dentist? Or something? Here’s a little bit from Dog On It.

He went back to the desk, starting tapping again. “Anatoly Bulganin, projectionist in Las Vegas, happened to snap the picture of Madison that seemed to show she was free and on her own, just another teenage runaway. Happened to snap the picture that seemed to show – see where I’m going with this, Chet?”

What was the question? Seemed to show, blah blah blah. One thing about the so-called gift of so-called speech: too often it just went on and on. Besides, I already knew damn well Maddy wasn’t a runaway, had known practically from the get-go. Bernie, get on the stick.

Tap, tap, tap. “Why don’t we return to the question that came up with Albie Rose – who owns the Golden Palm Movie Palace?”

Oh, sure, and how about where they get their popcorn while we’re at it? Not a big fan of popcorn myself: mostly air, except for those unpopped kernels that get stuck between my teeth, sometimes for days. Even now I could feel a little something caught back there. When was my next appointment with the groomer? She always brushed my teeth, one of my favorite things in the whole world. I got my chew strip way back in my mouth, maneuvered it around, trying to get rid of whatever was bugging me.


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50 Responses to “Dental Care – From Dog On It”

  1. dawson
    3:23 am on March 10th, 2010

    Wow Chet

    Two days in a row about teeth? And here I have successfully forgotten to make that check-up appointment with the dentist for almost a month now. Okay, okay…I'll call today…later…

  2. B. Stover
    3:40 am on March 10th, 2010

    Chet, you are a delight.

  3. Melanie
    3:59 am on March 10th, 2010

    Chet, does the groomer brush your teeth? I can't remember. Should have that Kindle and I could look it up. Put "teeth" in the find it thingy and there it would be.

    The Pack says "NO BRUSHING TEETH!" Of course, with ten of them we'd end up just brushing teeth all day. So for the Pack it's MARROW BONES!

    Something I know you would enjoy, Chet.

  4. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:09 am on March 10th, 2010

    Melanie!… do you just read every other word or something??… Chet just posted this …snort!… Read – All – The – Words …slowly… please…

    “When was my next appointment with the groomer? She always brushed my teeth, one of my favorite things in the whole world.”

    yeesh!… kindle my ass… snort!

  5. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:11 am on March 10th, 2010

    Gawd!… its early!… grump!… and I’m already in a bad mood!… snort!

  6. Mollypop
    4:48 am on March 10th, 2010

    I do not not not like to get my teeth brushed!

    Maybe Bernie should get one of those magical tooth screws like my Mom has.

  7. Mollypop
    4:48 am on March 10th, 2010

    Maybe Rio needs another bowl of coffee.

  8. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:51 am on March 10th, 2010

    Hi Molly!… what's up LollyPop?…snort!… she still has the screw in there?… awesome!

  9. Mollypop
    4:56 am on March 10th, 2010

    The screw stays forever. In a few months it actually gets a tooth put on it. I'm so glad it's not me.

    When Mom takes out her fake tooth, she looks so funny. It's one of her top front teeth. I smile and wag my pouffy (fierce) tail.

  10. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:05 am on March 10th, 2010

    Wow!… what happened to her tooth?…snort!… Was she in a bar fight or something?…pow!

  11. Melanie
    5:28 am on March 10th, 2010

    Rio, Rio, Rio, Rio, Rio.

    What can I say but I had not had caffeine at that point.

    Crying here.

  12. Mollypop
    5:30 am on March 10th, 2010

    Hold on – I'll ask her.

    Whew! No bar fight. I always hope she behaves herself when she goes out without me.

    She says her tooth broke off because of bad dental work. So from now on, I won't let the vet even look at my teeth. Grrr.

  13. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:37 am on March 10th, 2010

    Gulp!… Melanie!… you know I adore you!… I just can’t help myself from being Rotten sometimes…snort!… it’s just my nature…wheeze!… do not take it personally my friend… grunt!

  14. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    5:40 am on March 10th, 2010

    Just remember everyone, good healthy, strong teeth are a very important asset in Chet's chosen profession — perp apprehension. I'm sure that's why there is so much attention to the subject of teeth. BTW, not a big fan of brushing here, although my mom tried from time to time. Much prefer Greenies, which work really well and are my evening treat choice de jour. Wookie

  15. B. Stover
    5:44 am on March 10th, 2010

    Hey…it's in the 70s here. MP3 player, Kindle, pool…..

    Chet would like it but he can't come out to play until he gives us more on Col. Bob's case.

    Rio get in a better mood and Melanie, stop crying…please.

  16. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:49 am on March 10th, 2010

    Molly!… That was some bad Dentist!… snort!… his name wasn’t Dr. Olivier, was it?… shudder!

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  17. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:54 am on March 10th, 2010

    Stover!… What do you think of Petrov so far?… snort!… Big, strong guy and a cold hearted bastard….growl!

  18. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:49 am on March 10th, 2010

    Who!…recommended “Their Wildest Dreams” to me?…. was it Wookie?…snort!… or was it Siber-H?…. grunt!…I can’t remember… wheeze!… anyway, that’s the next Peter Abrahams book I am getting ready to read… cough!

  19. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    6:59 am on March 10th, 2010

    Hey everyone, busy day here. My mom is hosting a Quiltathon for her quilting guild; 40 quilters, 17 quilts to be made, and one day in which to do it. The quilts are for a local hospital. My job: official meeter and greeter, quilt inspector (see Abbie, dogs can do this as well as Kats), and chief supervisor. It's an awesome responsibility, but fortunately I am dog enough to handle it. Got to get back to work now. Wookie

  20. Melanie
    8:45 am on March 10th, 2010

    Rio, I have stopped crying. The non-flour chocolate cake helped.

    Wookie! You sound busy and happy.

    B Stover, wouldn't mind being down by the pool in the 70's with a book by my side, and ten Newfoundlands jumping in and out and drooling and spraying water from their coats. Hmmm. I might have to rethink that. It's gotten up to 42 degrees here. The snow pack is still over a foot, but the Pack still finds mud.

    Molly, glad it wasn't a bar fight. Though maybe you should shake the pants leg of that dentist. Fierce Puffy Molly!

  21. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:48 am on March 10th, 2010

    Wookie!… your are the most interesting guy I know!… snort!….A quilting supervisor of all things…grunt!… Do any of these ladies know what else you get up to out on the Cape? … heh

  22. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:54 am on March 10th, 2010

    Crap!…. It’s snowing like a bastard outside…. grump!

  23. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    9:28 am on March 10th, 2010

    On break from the Quiltathon. Note to Siberian H — my dad finished One Good Dog and thought it was terrific. Definitely have your mom get it, although it's something that he calls a real "tear jerker" so she may need a box of tissues by her side. Anyway, gotta go — back to work; more quilts to inspect and the troops are getting restless. Wookie

  24. Mollypop
    9:29 am on March 10th, 2010

    Rio – Send the snow here. We're in ski country south of Buffalo. Twice this week Mom was sunbathing next to the pool in 60 degree temps. Not a cloud in the sky so the sun was baking her a nice toasty brown.

    Problem: this weekend is Winter Carnival and it's going to rain!


  25. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:55 am on March 10th, 2010

    Molly!… Your mom’s name isn’t “Stover”, is it???….snort!

  26. Siberian Husky
    10:31 am on March 10th, 2010

    Bernie should be brushing Chet's teeth every day. Mom should be brushing my teeth every day-ha ha ha. The doggy toothpase tasts yummy, but the fun stops there. Melanie is excused from this discussion on brushing dog's teeth for 10 obvious reasons.

    Rio, you will have to enjoy the snow for me. Go out, get some fresh air and frolic in it. Yep, it was me who said they liked "Their Wildest Dreams" I am anxious to learn what you think of it. I thought it had some really funny lines in it.

    Wookie: Mom says thanks for the book review. She'll buy it the next time she goes in the bookstore. Thanks for the warning–we'll get out the tissue box. She read "Marley and Me" twice and sobbed at the end of it both times. Someday she will get brave, maybe, and watch the movie of the book. I am glad us dogs don't have these issues.

  27. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:54 am on March 10th, 2010

    Frolic!…. I, Rio do not Frolic…. Snort! … And I don’t like going outside…grunt!… fresh air gives me Gas!…wheeze!

  28. Mollypop
    11:01 am on March 10th, 2010

    Wooks – Thanks for the warning about One Good Dog. Mom sobs too much. There are so many books to read she'll never get to them all anyway.

  29. Mollypop
    12:18 pm on March 10th, 2010

    I'm listening to the news report on Prius problems. I'm happy to say that Mom got rid of our Prius last year before anything bad happened. Sometimes when she stepped on the brake the car went whee! real fast and then slowed down. I didn't like that.

  30. Siberian Husky
    1:44 pm on March 10th, 2010

    Mom and I have a Toyota pickup. Our particular model hasn't been on any recall list-YET. The whole Toyota thing is scary. When Stephen King wrote the book "Christine" all those years ago, little did he know he was writing a book of prophecy..

  31. Melanie
    2:47 pm on March 10th, 2010

    We have old cars. Not antiques mind you. An Outback Subaru which we'll be replacing with another Outback Subaru thats old but newer. And an Astro Van. We can get ALL TEN NEWFS in the van. It has a driver's seat and a broken, well chewed passenger seat. LOTS of dog hair. The dogs would never forgive us if we got rid of the van!

    My dream is to get a convertible like Chet and Bernie have, putting Patsy with a red scarf in the passenger seat and drive and drive and drive.

    Have to go to the bank and drive through windows because she likes her dog treats and burgers. Also would have to get goggles for her. (Just because she would look really cool in them)

  32. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:04 pm on March 10th, 2010

    Book of Prophecy!…. ha!… good one Siber-H!…grunt!

    Groan!… Here is our Kar…. Snort!

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    And!… here is the Kar we are going to get when we win the Lottery!… wheeze!

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  33. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:07 pm on March 10th, 2010

    Whoa!… I just put up a comment with photos… snort!… and I got the “Awaiting Moderation” message!…. grump!… so you guys probably won’t see my comment till tomorrow or the next day… crap!

  34. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:12 pm on March 10th, 2010

    Melanie!… gasp!… Do you know Patsy Kline!…. snort!snort!…oh what I wouldn’t give to go for a ride with Her!… wheeze!… Going 80 down the highway in the back of a pick-up truck!… zoom!

  35. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:14 pm on March 10th, 2010

    Wow!… I can just imagine it!… sniff!…. the air in my ears, bugs in my teeth…snort!… Patsy there, big and warm!… mmmmm…. Life couldn’t get much better than that!… gruff!

  36. Mollypop
    3:19 pm on March 10th, 2010

    Melanie – Great to go through the drive through window! I get all sorts of goodies that way. Tim Bits from Tim Horton's – wow! But my favorite is McDonald's french fries.

  37. Mollypop
    3:36 pm on March 10th, 2010

    Rio – Got the pics.

  38. Siberian Husky
    3:41 pm on March 10th, 2010

    My very favorite is McDonald's pancakes, especially after the dog park.

  39. Melanie
    3:51 pm on March 10th, 2010

    Rio: best imagination ever except for Spence and that PA dude.

    Ummm. It's not Patsy Kline, though it is a Patsy K . . . River Bear Patsy Ketchum!!!!

    Love that dog! She's going to be eight this year. She's had over puppies. Not all at once though. That would of driven us nuts.

    She's gone on a camping vacation with me on Cape Cod. Saved me from the waves. She didn't like the waves. She likes her water calm. Wouldn't let me near the ocean. I could get near the bay though. We slept in an old VW camper. Pretty cool. She let me have the bed. Most of the time.

  40. B. Stover
    4:13 pm on March 10th, 2010

    Rio: I was extraordinarily busy contemplating clouds poolside this afternoon so I haven't gotten back to Oblivion. (Yes that IS very lazy.) I'll read tonight; I'm on chapter four and the dog just helped P. I think you should try to frolic.

    Wookie: How did the quilting go?

  41. AbbietheKitty
    4:39 pm on March 10th, 2010


    I love the thought of a quilting dog. Not as well known as quilting cats but good nevertheless.

    Hope you had a great day and got to test some of the quilts.

    AbbietheKitty (shown testing)

    [img ] quilt abby.jpg[/img]

  42. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:51 pm on March 10th, 2010

    Stover!… I, Rio, do not Frolic… snort!… I want to hear no more about this frolicking crap… grump!…. Just keep your eye on Petrov and report back when you aren’t dreaming about clouds and maybe even clowns…[shudder]

    Bow and flows of angel hair

    And Ice cream castles in the air

    And feather canyons everywhere

    I’ve looked at clouds that way…

  43. AbbietheKitty
    4:54 pm on March 10th, 2010

    But now they only block the sun

    They rain and snow on everyone

    So many things I might have done

    But clouds got in my way

  44. AbbietheKitty
    4:56 pm on March 10th, 2010

    Being kicked out by the male staff. But he just did the dishes so we are cutting him a break.

    See y'all tomorrow

  45. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:57 pm on March 10th, 2010

    ohhhh!…Look, it’s AbbietheKat!…gruff!… I thought she was dead… or murdered in a pond… or something Horrible!.. snort!… Abbie!… its me Rio!…. What say you girl?… mmmm?…NO don't leave NOW..ahhh crap!

  46. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:43 pm on March 10th, 2010

    Good night Chet

    Good night Dawson

    Good night Stover

    Good night Melanie

    Good night Molly

    Good night Wookie

    Good night Siber-H Good night AbbietheKat!

    Good night Patsy Kline – where ever you are!

    Good night Lawrence Olivier!

  47. dawson
    6:45 pm on March 10th, 2010

    Melanie: A Non-Flour Chocolate Cake…yummy…I had a piece of one of those once…it was the best chocolate cake I've ever had. I'd cry for one.

    AbbietheKitty: Wookie is a bit of competition on the quilt inspection job.

    Wookie: do you wear your moustache while meeting and greeting or is that just for under-cover work? Because you look so debonair with that moustache.

    Rio: Abbie is being aloof. It might help if you could frolic.

    Lonnie and Gord at the hospital are glad I finally showed my face again and we read Chapter 11, 12 and then, because it was too much of cliff-hanger to stop at that point, 13 of Dog On It.

    Chet, Bernie and Suzie Sanchez: Unconditional love abounds.

  48. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:01 pm on March 10th, 2010

    Dawson!… how annoying can one human be????… snort!… There is no measuring your annoyance factor…grump!… And yet I still like you so much!…snort!… I have a question for you! …grunt!… When at some point in time, I know we are both here….cough!…I will ask you the question… wheeze!

  49. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:09 pm on March 10th, 2010

    Good night all!… snort1…don't let the bed bugs bite!…snuff!… or the clowns come avenging!.. yelp!… or the Speckled come a droppin!… YOW!… maybe I'll just stay up for awhile… gulp!

  50. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    4:23 am on March 11th, 2010

    Thank you Dawson. It's just for missions. Wouldn't want to distract the quilters. And yesterday's event was a great success — mission accomplished. Wookie

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