DogTipper.Com: The Dog Who Knew Too Much

 I’ve read all of the Chet and Bernie books and have been eagerly looking forward to the next installment. So, I was delighted to receive an advance review copy of The Dog Who Knew Too Much in the mail a few days ago. I was unable to resist jumping into the book right away, though I had to shelve some of my other projects to do so.

Something about this series really appeals to me. The Chet and Bernie novels are not just dog stories, not just detective stories; they are absolutely first-rate novels which make you think while they keep you entertained.

If you are new to the Chet and Bernie series (Dog on ItThereby Hangs a TailTo Fetch a Thief, The Dog Who Knew Too Much), here is a quick description to bring you up to speed. Bernie Little and his dog Chet operate the Little Detective Agency in an unnamed Western state. Bernie is definitely the tough but sensitive type, a big ex-soldier with a healthy sense of right and wrong. He is hell on crooks but has a definite soft spot for the downtrodden, children (especially Charlie, his son who lives with his mom, Bernie’s ex) and for Chet, his canny canine.

Chet actually is the narrator of the stories and much of the creative momentum comes from his off-beat observations, wacky “dog logic,” and sparkling interior monologues. I suppose you could call Chet’s style anipal, but the author takes the genre way beyond the usual cutie-pie conventions, developing a voice which is Chet’s alone. The result is by turns laugh-out-loud humorous, movingly poignant, and always fresh and original.

The Dog Who Knew Too Much starts with a simple missing-person case: a young boy has disappeared from a hike while at a wilderness camp and his mother comes to Bernie and Chet for help. Things soon get complicated, and dangerous, and the pair come up against some truly nasty situations as they race against time to unravel the case. No matter how desperate things get, the bond between Chet and Bernie is the “secret weapon” which serves them well.

So, can Chet really read Bernie’s thoughts? This is fiction, of course, but the concept is built around a very real truth: our dogs really do know us (and love us) better than we know and love ourselves.

Whether you are a mystery lover, dog lover, or both, rejoice. The new Spencer Quinn is here!

Welcome Buddy Jermiane Dingo.


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88 Responses to “DogTipper.Com: The Dog Who Knew Too Much”

  1. Kirby T. Penworthy
    8:00 am on September 9th, 2011

    Good morning, y’all! Just a quick hey! before Mom heads to work. We thought this review was great, aside from a small error. And I trust nobody threw anything last night? Of course, those New York audiences are tough, and without YSAS there to protect Spence, who knows?

    See y’all later!

  2. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:03 am on September 9th, 2011

    Reviews!…Still not reading reviews because we have not had a chance to crack the book open yet!…sob!sob!

    Yesterday!….We got off on our trip right on time without a moment to spare and a inch of free space in the car…heh!…Someone over packed. Brother was driving and after, oh I’d say 4 minutes he asked, “Am I on the right road?”…snort!

    Miles!…We drove and drove and drove and drove. It was horrible. I had to pee, everyones legs hurt and were starting to cramp. Finally brother pulled into a rest-stop….wheeze!…We all sort of rolled out of the car feeling so stiff and sore. Someone had to help her mother out cuz she was stuck in the back seat. We stiffly shuffled around and everyone did their business. Then we went into the area that had coffee and maps and all kinds of touristy stuff. Her and her brother were getting coffee and the old guy behind the counter asked, “Where you guys going?” Her brother told him, and so then he asked, “Well, where you guys from?” My brother told him and the guy looked down at the counter at his hands, “ Well, you’ve come about a hundred miles so far….”….snort!

  3. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:16 am on September 9th, 2011

    Work-out!….Someone here is going to go use the work-out facility…sniff!…We’ve been outside and I am good to go back to bed now…yawn!burp!

  4. Melanie
    8:36 am on September 9th, 2011

    Hey Rio, glad the trip is going well or at least going well for your friend. Isn’t the GPS great? GPS does stand for Great Pug’s Sweets, right?

    Morning Kirby T! Now I have to catch up from last night.

  5. B.Stover
    8:54 am on September 9th, 2011

    I saw this review on FB yesterday but won’t read it yet.

    Good morning all.

  6. B.Stover
    9:06 am on September 9th, 2011

    T&G: Yes, please clean up dishlickers and thank you.

    Rio: I agree with Staff. Take your winnings and run and don’t gamble any more.

  7. Melanie
    9:21 am on September 9th, 2011

    Gambling. I’ve done slots. I usually come out dead even. Once I won $20.

    Gambling is not my thing.

  8. dawson
    9:26 am on September 9th, 2011

    T&G: I vote for you cleaning up dishlickers.

    Rio: Take your winnings and run like the wind! (Take it from a loser.)

    Review: This is the best review yet and I didn’t see the error so I’ll wait for someone (Kirby) to tell me.

    I am showing remarkable restraint while reading Dog Who the 2nd time, if I do say so myself.

    Hope everyone is feeling tip-top today.

  9. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:27 am on September 9th, 2011

    Packing!….Well, she is back from working out and now she is packing our stuff up again…snort!… Her mother is antsy and wants to get going because “It is going to Storm!”,,,,grunt!,…Well, WeatherKat didn’t say anything about an ole storm so we don’t believe her…sniff!….To make her mother happy we are going down to meet them a half hour early for breakfast and then On The Road Again!….chorkel! ….Talk to you later if I can connect to the next free wifi!…gruffle!

  10. Melanie
    9:36 am on September 9th, 2011
  11. Tupper and Gilly
    10:00 am on September 9th, 2011

    Poor Rio – he would never make a “travel to shows” dog like Gilly and me. We help with the drive to shows all over the place – heck its gonna take us 3 hours to get to the beach, and to us, thats just a walk in the park.
    Mama even took me on a plane a couple of times – I slept at her feet all the way across country – the hum and vibration of the plane was GREAT. And the attendant slipped me some treats from the first class lunch trays. I LOVE flying!

    We are off to dishlickers now. Mama has her dust rag and windex and vacuum cleaner – wonder what she is up to?

    And we love that review!

  12. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:02 am on September 9th, 2011

    Dawson; the error is in the first sentence of paragraph five. It is glaring.

    Otherwise the review was good.

  13. Melanie
    10:26 am on September 9th, 2011

    Hmmm, people might want to check their SDD devices.

    The sun is out. Weird. It’s like making shadows and everything. Not sure how to handle this.

  14. B.Stover
    10:29 am on September 9th, 2011

    I love Montaigne!

    “It is an absolute perfection and virtually divine to know how to enjoy our being rightfully. We seek other conditions because we do not understand the use of our own, and go outside of ourselves because we do not know what it is like inside. Yet there is no use our mounting on stilts, for on stilts we must still walk on our own legs. And on the loftiest throne in the world we are still sitting only on our own rump” (“Of Experience”).

  15. Tupper and Gilly
    10:57 am on September 9th, 2011

    B – lovely, funny and so true. A good thought to ponder for the day.

    Whew, Mama has cleaned and cleaned and polished and scrubbed. The Dishlicker is now neat and tidy. She did delete a few things, just where people put in testing, or hit send before they meant to. Other than that, all the emails are still there, neatly filed in folders (hat tip to Macy – we hope our filing skills are up to her standards)
    There are 5 new folders that should be pretty self explanatory:
    “Creating the Cookbook” is all the recipes that were sent in
    “Finished Cookbook” is just that, filed for safe keeping
    “Plunderers Addresses” contains any emails that were sent in to Dishlickers with mailing or email addresses for patch or cookbook orders. It will be a good reference for times when you want to send something to one of the Plunderers. Not everyone sent in their address, but there are quite a few. If you have never filed your address, you can email it to the site and either file it yourself, or we can move it over later.
    “Plunders Bios” is B’s wonderful alphabetized compilation of the Plunderers
    “Short Stories” currently only has Rebecca’s story for Wookie and Rio, but this would be a great place to keep the wonderful stories that a number of Plunderers write.

    We left Wookie’s newest email in the inbox. This is the one with the mailing address and info to send the checks for cookbooks. We will file that in the “Addresses” in a couple of weeks, after everyone has had a chance to see it.

    Hope this meets with everyone’s approval.

  16. Siber-H
    10:59 am on September 9th, 2011

    This is a great review! I found the error immediately with Wolfie’s help. Maybe the reviewer was trying to keep things simple, who knows.

    Melanie, I don’t have anything in my SDD box from you, sniff.
    Thanks again to you plunderers who helped me out yesterday with ordering the cookbook.
    I mailed the check early this morning.

  17. Melanie
    11:09 am on September 9th, 2011

    Love that quotation, B.Stover!

    Had an email sent to me with “bare with me” written in it. That just didn’t look right. So I looked it up. It is “Bear with me”. But then I got pondering about why bear? (Bears on the mind for some reason, besides one reason (snicker) it’s bear season here)

    So I looked it up. Bear and Bear come from two different words. “Bear”, the mammal, comes from the Middle English “bere”.
    The usage of “bear with me” comes from Old English “beran” which comes from a mess of other languages meaning “to carry”.

    Otherwise, this young lady told a certain someone “to bare with her” seems to be an invitation she did not mean to make!

  18. Melanie
    11:11 am on September 9th, 2011

    Siber-H, I have two SDD’s for you. I’ll try the other one.

  19. B.Stover
    11:14 am on September 9th, 2011

    I’m laughing Melanie. I think you should send that etymology to the young lady!

  20. Siber-H
    11:57 am on September 9th, 2011

    Got my messages on the SDD…Thanks guys

  21. bluecat
    12:15 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Hi Everybody. Check out shelfawareness site – interview with SQ and a couple of reviews of TDW in today’s issue. Scroll till you get to The Writer’s Life then continue to scroll to Jen Forbus’ review.

  22. bluecat
    12:17 pm on September 9th, 2011

    p.s. There are 3 tabs at the top – click on the Reader one

  23. Mollypop
    12:19 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Mom’s computer just died so I’m on the iPaw. In a while we will be off to buy a new one. This is most unfortunate since it is only two years old and is an expensive HP Multimedia. We’re thinking Apple this time. Has anyone had bad luck with an Apple computer?

  24. Masquers
    12:36 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Rio! There was a warning in the previous forecasts. 30% chance of T-storms around Council Bluffs in the afternoon. Remember? I see that has extended on to the Des Moines area. It is now showing isolated T-storms beginning this afternoon and tomorrow. Since the weather is always changing we will keep you updated as needed. Here is the new 10-Day for Grinnell:


  25. Melanie
    12:38 pm on September 9th, 2011

    MollyPop, though I complain about the Lion, I have to say that we are a total Mac family! Love them and have had them for years!

  26. BearSpiritDog
    12:40 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Quickly signing in to say howdy then off to DO things.
    Lots to say, but lots to do too. BBL

  27. Siber-H
    1:03 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Thanks Bluecat! That is a good interview with Spence and, of course, a much deserved great review of The Dog Who.

    I don’t know how this is possbile, but I think The Dog Who is even funnier than the first three books.

    Suzie is growing on me. I like her now.

    We think the face of the dog on the back cover of The Dog Who is totally cute.

  28. Gus and BooBear
    1:14 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Oleg Howlers, thanks for the Kindle lesson. We always thought the Go To was a heading for what is listed below. Duh! Thank dog for our blog friends or we would have ended up with a lot of books stuck on the last page. That’s where most of them are right now!

  29. B.Stover
    1:14 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Mollypop: I’ve never had an Apple. I really like my Toshiba laptop and before that I liked the Dell laptop. I had an HP pc and did not like it at all…..kept freezing on me.

  30. B.Stover
    1:26 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Thank you Bluecat. Interesting interview. I wonder how Spence can tell when a young reader has been assigned one of his books for a book report…….

  31. Melanie
    2:11 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Bluecat, thanks for posting that. I did have to look up “raconteur”!

  32. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:44 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Yeep!…I’m supposed to be napping with her, but I had to see if I could connect…heh!…I’m getting damned good at this wifi stuff…sniff!…We will be leaving our nice cool hotel rooms to go to her sisters place in about 10 minutest or so…grunt!…This should be interesting because I have never been there before and I hear they have all kinds of animals and other guys and Kats!…wuffle!…Her brother has never been out here before either, so it will be “interesting”…chorkel!…Back later tonight after the BBQ… They have a pig named Henry, maybe we are eating him?…snort!

  33. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    4:15 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Mollypop — We are definitely devoted Mac fans here in Chevy Chase — mom, dad and even grandpa each have Macs. Dad has to use a PC at work, and mom has had PCs in the past for compatibility reasons but her heart has always belonged to Mac. Macs are incredibly elegantly designed computers and are super intuitive in terms of their operating systems (whereas the Microsoft operating systems are basically poor imitations of Macs). Macs are much less susceptible to viruses than PCs, another major advantage. There are a couple of potential downsides to Macs, although these are not problems for the vast majority of users. First, some more esoteric software packages may be made only for PCs, so the universe of software available for Macs is smaller than for PCs, but again for almost all software the typical user will want, this is not an issue. Also, the Apple Internet browser is called Safari and that is what is used on Macs (and Explorer does not work on Macs), although there are other browsers (i.e., Mozilla) that also work well on Macs that have fairly broad usability. However, there are a few Internet sites (not many, and unlikely to ones that are most commonly accessed) that are either optimized for being accessed by Microsoft Explorer or in rarer instances only work with Microsoft Explorer. These downsides do not affect the vast majority of Mac users, but you at least needed to be aware of them.
    Hope this is helpful.

  34. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    4:45 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Mom & Dad and even Grandpa swear by their Macs. They used to swear AT their PC’s. And me? I love my IPaw!!! Wookie

  35. BearSpiritDog
    4:59 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Wolfie! What glaring error in paragraph 5? Am I reading too fast or what.

    Royals’ mum: Thank you for the housekeeping this morning. Everything now looks shiny and new!

    Rio should have gotten to his destination early this afternoon. Bet he’s glad to feel the grass under his paws once again. He is now officially a Lucky Dog what with someone dropping The Dog Who is his Friend’s lap prior to departure and the big win at Council Bluffs last night. Go Rio and Friend!

  36. Siber-H
    5:25 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Bear? Did you feel the 6.4 earthquake off of Vancouver Island. They are reporting that it was felt as far away as San Francisco.

  37. Melanie
    5:46 pm on September 9th, 2011

    BearSpiritDog, it’s not a grammatical error, but one of plot.

    Well said Wöökie@

    5:49 pm on September 9th, 2011

    We have been unable to post all daydue to conflicts with the CLL. Was any decision made about the cookbooks? We will send a check as soon as we know if we are getting more than 2 copies.
    Barb does not want to be a deadbeat!

  39. BearSpiritDog
    5:56 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Wookie: Thanks for the info on the Mac. We have had a HP with Windows 7 for the past few months and are very happy with it. The previous Compaq was the one that kept freezing up. And…the check is in the mail!

  40. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    6:05 pm on September 9th, 2011

    I am afraid to say too much, because not everyone has their books in paw. But it has to do with the reason why Bernie was hired.

  41. BearSpiritDog
    6:07 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Siber-H: What am I missing everything here? Didn’t feel a thing. Did anyone hear of the Big power outage in Southern CA yesterday?
    Supposedly a total blackout from LA down past the border. Reports of outages in AZ and Las Vegas too. Apparently some guy in Arizona flipped the wrong switch and the whole grid went down. I am repeating hear-say here. It would never stand up in court.

  42. Masquers
    6:33 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Going back to read the review from this morning and finding the interesting term Anipal. Different meanings include:

    Online animal pals

    An animal who tweets, blogs or Facebooks

    An online character built around the personality of a real world animal.

    An animal friend who communicates with other animal friends online. Humans are animals too although they don’t like to admit it.

    The Plunderers are Anipals!

  43. Siber-H
    6:37 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Bear, The earthquake happened this afternoon. I got this info from msnbc news which I use for a home page sometimes.
    I did hear of the big power outage in the southwest. I got that news yesterday on my home page, and it was reported in my newspaper this morning.

  44. BearSpiritDog
    6:52 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Siber-H: Nada news on AOL. AOL s—-s We had to hear it from friends in Coronado this morning.

  45. Siber-H
    6:54 pm on September 9th, 2011

    They are reporting that no damage has occured from the earthquake. Actually, I think it is MSN that I sometimes use as a home page with news links to msnbc and nbc news.

    That is true! We are Anipals!

  46. Melanie
    7:06 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Here it is September 9th. After 9 inches of rain (total) and one good day of sunshine . . . .

    The only good crop from my garden this year . . .

    Kentucky Pole Beans!

  47. Melanie
    7:07 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Either beans or a weird squid.

  48. Mollypop
    7:11 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Okay, we are back with a Mac Air. Thank you all for letting me know about your Macs. Mom traded in her non-working HP and non-working Toshiba. Now we will see how well the Passport Essential SE backup can restore from the PC architecture to the Mac. Mom has everything backed up on DVD also, so, since we are now entering a flash drive world, anything that doesn’t restore will be loaded on Sam’s computer and then copied on to a flash drive.

  49. Kirby T. Penworthy
    7:27 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Hey, y’all! Mom and my girl are all excited. Dad has an out-of-town football game tonight, so Mom and my girl are planning to have a pancakes-and-sausage breakfast for supper! While the coach is away, the girls will play! Personally, I don’t care when they make pancakes, just as long as they let me have a bite — or two!!!

  50. Tupper and Gilly
    7:35 pm on September 9th, 2011

    MollyPop – we know that Poodles are French, but the language you are speaking sounds a lot like Greek to me.

    We have had a marvelous day – Mama got home from work and found a package for her. IT was a gift from a far-away, artist friend of hers. A lovely piece of art that she is going to frame and hang in her bedroom. Plus there was also a picture of another mutual friend of ours. Totally unexpected, it really did make Mama’s day. Especially since the post office handled it very carefully and no goats got it.

  51. B.Stover
    7:39 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Melanie: Those beans look good.

  52. BearSpiritDog
    7:46 pm on September 9th, 2011

    About the USPS = Barb&Maggie mentioned yesterday(?) about them opening a Media Mail package to check the contents. We think they’d do better checking into their finances as they seem to be on the verge of bankruptcy. This is no time for them to resort to pettiness.

  53. Siber-H
    7:59 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Hey you guys!!! Chet is in People magazine! WOO WOO

  54. Rose
    8:07 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Greetings All!

    Siber-H: Wooo Hooo indeed! 🙂

    And Melanie, those beans look delish!

  55. Masquers
    8:19 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Hello Rose! I agree, yummy looking green beans and fresh from the garden.

    Hearing news of shortages of water in Harrisburg, PA. Folks in shelters – animals needing water. The Howlers, Buddy & T.C. have their hands full. Offering up a heartfelt prayer for those in need.

  56. BearSpiritDog
    8:56 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Signing off early to read you know Who – Bear

  57. Melanie
    9:01 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Welcome to the Mac Pack MollyPop!

    Hmmm.. T&G are being mysterious. . .

    I’ve just finished with another “Midsummer Murders”. Didn’t figure it out though I had the clues!

    Going to bed! TTFN

  58. Masquers
    9:12 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Me too following you.
    Rio enjoy the BarBQ!

  59. B.Stover
    9:14 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Good night all.

  60. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:21 pm on September 9th, 2011

    MollyPop. Great choice. I don’t think will you will be disappointed. Wookie

  61. Barb & Maggie
    9:24 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Melanie, Wait up a minute!! Did Barb send you the seeds for the those beans? She saved Kentucky Wonders last year that she grew. She thinks she sent some to you. Right?

    What is the People Mag. mention? Is it one of the books to read?
    Siber, Let us know.

  62. Tupper and Gilly
    9:31 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Is Rio gambling again tonight? We want him to play “00” black – just for fun.
    Or is tonight just a barbeque? We bet he is under the table just scarfin’ up anything that gets dropped. We’re jealous!

  63. Siber-H
    9:40 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Barb, the People Magazine mention is in the right hand corner of your screen if you scroll up a bit from this post. You can click on the link and read the short review of The Dog Who. Or, you can go to Chet’s Facebookie page.

  64. Snowhook Bella
    9:56 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Does sniggle-fritz apply to my current situation?—I think so. There is an accident on the only road headed to Nome; I am stuck, stuck, stuck in Anchorage on a Friday night. Sniggle-fritz!

    Kirby-T: Away games are some of my favorite memories from my younger days. Coach would be on the road and if Bev and I didn’t go the game we’d listen on the radio. I’d stage the play using m&ms, and when the game was over Bev and I would stay up late and watch movies in bed. I would also make welcome home posters that I’d hang on the front door for Coach. Good luck to the team!

  65. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:02 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Back!….Finally!…My friend is fit to be tied after enduring a visit with her sister and her sisters family…sniff!… I had a great time! I gruffled and growled at the two lab pups and chased all the Kats and snuffled the lama’s hooves much to the horror of my friend…heh!…She finally caught me out there in the lama pen. It was hilarious…snort! …Henry the pig is a pot-bellied guy. He is HUGE and very ugly. I could hardly take my eyes off of him…wuffle! …Every time I tried to get close to him he would make some serious noise and come after me…yeep!…It was all Amazing! That place is full of all kinds birds too like, chickens, turkeys, geese (ugh!), ducks, peacocks and several other kinds I can’t remember the names of…sniff!

    BBQ!…We didn’t really get to eat until very late and I didn’t get anything…grump!… Someone here just needs to chill out after getting so upset and disgusted with everything and almost everyone out there on that animal farm…heh!…I can’t wait to go back! Yawn!..snuffle!sneeze! …I think I have lama poop in-between my toes…heh!

  66. Staff
    10:14 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Oh no Rio!!!

    You are such a funny pug. Be nice to your friend. She needs your companionship now. But clean between your toes first. If you can reach them that is. Thank Dog she won at the place last night so she can hold her money close and cheer up.

    Bella. Only one road eh? Do they know how long it will take to get cleared? You have to get home to the puppies don’t you? I think that calls for more than a snigglefritz. I am not sure how much more but a lot! (See B I did it correctly)

  67. Barb & Maggie
    10:28 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Siber, Thank you, we found it. Is that the whole review in People? Usually in the section where they have the week’s picks the reviews are longer. And we didn’t quite understand the line about his plot not being too frisky. That doesn’t sound very complimentary, does it?

  68. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:29 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Time-Zone!…. Hey Staff! Are you and Alice and AbbieTheKat in the Central Time Zone??…sniff!…Cause that is the time zone we are in right now. We “lost” an hour somewhere along the way…grunt!

  69. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:33 pm on September 9th, 2011

    I hope tomorrow goes better for Rio’s friend. It sounds as if Rio is having a blast!

    My boy Cody told Mom that he is going to try to get sober. First he has to finish smoking all the marijuana that he blew his paycheck on. Mom is not overly optimistic.

  70. Tupper and Gilly
    10:38 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Rio – Can I come to the farm with you? Pleeeeeeze? I can help you herd that llama and I’ll bark at those bad goosies, and you and I can take that ugly pig out back and have a serious talk with him.
    I would love to get llama poo between my toes – what does it taste like?
    Do you need us to call the SPCA for you and report that you were taken to a barbeque and NOT GIVEN A THING TO EAT?!?!

  71. Tupper and Gilly
    10:42 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Oh Wolfie – sigh…..
    We will keep Cody and your Mom and dad in our prayers.

  72. Snowhook Bella
    10:43 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Staff: I heard it was a four car accident on a two lane highway. I fed the dogs quite early this morning as I thought I might be leaving work early. I have the feeling that a quick stop for some treats is in my future.

    Rio: Hello my pug friend!

  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:45 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Wolfie!… Awwww shoot!… Here’s hoping for the best pal….sniff!…Addiction is a hard thing to deal with in ones family. If you guys could see the beautiful country her sister is surrounded by on all sides and yet her family lives in the ugliness that addiction has wrought. This would pretty much sum up the reason my friend is upset…snuffle! …(I still had a great time though!…wooooo!sneeze!) …She thinks tomorrow will be better….snort!

  74. Staff
    10:50 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Rio, Yes we are in the Central time zone. Both in Minnesota and North Dakota. At least my part of North Dakota.

    Wolfie, I agree with you. It sounds like your Mom is correct not to be optimistic about that attempt. We are sorry to hear that, but at least he is starting to think about it.

    Going to bed now. You all stay well.

  75. Siber-H
    10:51 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Barb, I am guessing that is the entire review. I read the “frisky” business as the reviewer liking Chet better than the plot of the book. As far as I am concerned, that is the reviewers loss. I liked the plot and I LOVED the setting of the story. I’m not giving anything away to say that the story takes place in southwestern Colorado…one of our favorite places on the planet.

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Llama!…Is that how you spell llama?….heh!… I can just see the Corgis out there in the big ole llama pen!…snort!… Oh what fun they would have. Gilly could actually herd these guys I bet…sniff!…Cuz they are not the smartest guys on the planet…heh! …They couldn’t get close enough to spit on me, that’s for sure….heh!

  77. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:55 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Setting!….Wow! The new Chet and Bernie mystery takes place in Southwest Colorado!….Wooooooo!….Thanks for telling us SiberH! We still have not cracked open the book because we are always on the “Go” or like tonight, too tired to really enjoy every word…heh!…Not gonna read till we can fully enjoy every single word!…wheeze!

  78. Siber-H
    10:56 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Rio, I hope your friend has a better day tomorrow. She still has The Dog Who to look forward to and relax with.
    I’m glad you are having a fun time with the animals.


    Rebecca, I hope you get home safely and soon.

    Night All

  79. Barb & Maggie
    10:56 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Sorry to hear that from both Wolfie and Rio. We here just have to deal with the addiction of Kelly’s grumpy nasty old FIL. It is a different story when you are looking at a 68 year old old fart who wants to mess up him remaining time on earth. Much much sader when it is young people who have so much life ahead of them. We will send up a prayer for them too.

    Good night all.

  80. Barb & Maggie
    10:59 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Safe journey home, Rebecca!

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:05 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Rebecca!… You have to get home and feed Rio Junior!…snort!….He needs his food on time….dammit!….Just put it in four-wheel-drive and go around the accident! …gruffle!….Poor Junior!…sob!

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:17 pm on September 9th, 2011

    People!…Magazine! Wow! Now everyone who has a dentists appointment (hi Barb!) or has to see a doctor of any type will read about how wonderful Chet and Bernie are!…heh!…This is really great news!….snort!….Actually, shorter is probably better in this case because all the semi-illiterate will be able to read this review and think about getting the book too!…Woooo!

  83. Snowhook Bella
    11:25 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Rio the evil: I caught Rio Jr in a lie the other night. I arrived home before AJ and didn’t know if he was able to feed the dogs. “Have you been fed?” I wondered out loud as I toured the kennel. United in a lie, they each demanded food. When AJ arrived I found out the truth—I gave them an extra meal.

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:28 pm on September 9th, 2011

    Night!….Looks like I’ve out-lasted all of you guys (so far)…heh!….But someone here says she needs to go to bed on another big, big bed….snort!…Because of the llama poop my chances of getting on the big, big bed are slim to nuthin’ tonight…grunt!

    Rebecca!…Rio Junior was not alone in that lie…heh!…I just hope he came up with it…snorkel!

  85. Tupper and Gilly
    11:31 pm on September 9th, 2011

    We have to go to bed too. Gilly is going to spend the day with her Daddy helping him clean (his ever-growing, worthless pile of) junk out of the studio. And I get to go with Mama when she takes her father and his dog to a special event called “Pyrapalooza”. Its an all Great Pyrenees event, featuring the Rescue Pyr Parade. Each dog gets the runway while the MC tells their stories. Then the Pyrs get a medal to wear. There’s rarely a dry eye in the house when its all done, but the good news is that all these loely doggies WERE rescued, and now have happy, forever homes. Callie has been to 6 Pyrapaloozas since our Gramp got her, and he got her all groomed and wonderfluffed to make her grand appearance tomorrow.
    Everyone there knows me too, and I got a medal one year as an Honorary Lesser Pyrenees. All I know is that everyone there thinks I am adorable, next to those big fluffy white dogs, and I gets lots and lots of attention and tummies. ITs a GREAT day!
    So, off to get my beauty sleep – gotta look my best.

  86. Snowhook Bella
    12:09 am on September 10th, 2011

    Rio: Out last nothin’! I’m still awake, but I don’t think I count. Truth be told, Rio Jr lies just about every night during feeding time—he enhales his food then claims he wasn’t fed at all. Sometimes, just sometimes I may have been known to throw an extra bit of kibble his way when no one is looking.

  87. Kirby T. Penworthy
    12:17 am on September 10th, 2011

    Rebecca: No radio for this game, and no win either. 🙁 Dad’s team lost, 41-0. The good news, what little there was of it, is that the head coach praised both the offensive and defensive lines, which Dad coaches. I like that M&M idea, but Mom won’t let me have chocolate. 🙁 (By the way, I’ve been known to fib a little and say I haven’t been fed when I really have. I think it’s a dog thing. 🙂 )

    Rio: Did you wave at Gilbert for Mom? I’m glad you like Iowa. Mom and Dad didn’t take me with them when they went. 🙁 so I wouldn’t know.

    Speaking of Iowa, Mom and Dad are going to a party tomorrow to watch our Iowa Hawkeyes play the Iowa State Cyclones. It’s a pretty big thing for Mom’s family, since Mom and one brother went to Iowa, and another brother and Grandpa went to Iowa State, plus Grandpa used to teach there. As you can imagine, it’s a pretty big thing for all of Iowa, but who knew there are enough Iowa Hawkeye fans to have a club here in South Caroina?! Mom and Dad are pretty excited about meeting some fellow Hawkeyes!

  88. Redbone Hound
    12:53 am on September 10th, 2011

    Rio – y’all went to a bar-b-que without ole Redbone? So, who brought the ‘shine?
    Now, I got me a great recipe for pig roast ifn’ you want to invite Henry over here for dinner. Haw haw
    I don’t know about that 00 black thang…I’m a poker man myself. With this old hang dog face, no can tell if I’m

    Miz Bella, shure do hope you got yourself home safe and sound.

    Miz Macy – where you at, girl? I’m gittin kind of concerned about you what with them fires down there. Jist let us know that y’all are ok down there.

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