Envy (Part Two)

A big problem for me right now is that Bernie doesn’t wear bedroom slippers. Neither did Leda when she lived here. This was before the divorce. Now Leda’s gone, and so is Charlie, except for some weekends and holidays. Charlie’s Bernie’s kid and we miss him a lot, but he didn’t wear bedroom slippers either. Someone over at Iggy’s place wears them because he’s got one in his mouth right now and he’s shaking it in the window. The way he’s shaking it says to me one thing and one thing only: I’ve got a bedroom slipper and you don’t.

“Chet! Knock it off!”

Why doesn’t anyone in my life wear bedroom slippers? My only experience with bedroom slippers happened when Bernie’s mom came for a visit. She’s a piece of work! And that new husband! But the visit didn’t go well, and now that I remember it, bedroom slippers might have been part of the problem.

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59 Responses to “Envy (Part Two)”

  1. dawson
    4:41 am on April 7th, 2010

    Chet: Keep barking.

  2. Melanie
    5:12 am on April 7th, 2010

    Oh my, those bedroom slippers can be such a problem.

    Slippers here don't last long. We have to put them away as soon as we take them off. In fact, we have to put most everything away when we're done with it. Just ask Struggling Actor Son, who decided that leaving his cell phone in reach of dogs was a good thing.

    You would have figured that he'd learn after the first one went missing. But no, it took a second AND losing his insurance. (Snicker)

    We did find the first one. . . after the snow melted. Ros (she and SAS are best buddies) had tried pushing the buttons. It didn't work. I framed it and gave it to him for Christmas.

    Soooo, Chet, how do you at answering cell phones? Can you dial? Did you do this already and my brain has fried and I don't remember?

    Well, Rio, BStover will put me right.

    I KNEW Admin was going for the Red Sox. We're jinxed for sure.

  3. Mollypop
    6:06 am on April 7th, 2010

    Okay everyone – This book discussion is a snap. On Facebook there is already a Chet Appreciation Society. Within that there is a tab for Discussions. We can open a new tab for each book we want to discuss.

    Rio and those who want to remain dogs and Kats – just set up a Facebook profile with your info and a picture. The picture will go with each comment that is made. Very cool.

    So what book? I'll kick it off.

  4. B. Stover
    6:07 am on April 7th, 2010

    Wonder why Iggy would "say" that to you Chet.

  5. B. Stover
    6:08 am on April 7th, 2010

    Excellent work Mollypop! I'd suggest The Tutor.

  6. Mollypop
    6:25 am on April 7th, 2010

    B. – All set.

    Everyone: Go to http://www.facebook.com and search for chet. The Chet Appreciation Society will come up. Click on Discussions then on Book – The Tutor. You will see a picture of my Mom, cleverly disguised with snow.

    Each new discussion should be started with the word "Book – " so all discussions will sort together.

  7. Barb & Maggie
    6:29 am on April 7th, 2010

    Mom has read The Tutor, Nerve Damage, Oblivion and Down the Rabbit Hole, in that order. The Echo Falls series is supposed to be for "young adults" but Mom is definitely not a young adult, and she really enjoyed Rabbit Hole. Now ordering the next 2 in the series. DTRH is similar to The Tutor – both have savey young girls as the main characher. Main difference is language and violence are toned down, neither of whick distracts from the story line. All in all, a great read for all ages.

  8. B. Stover
    7:09 am on April 7th, 2010

    This could be lots of fun Mollypop. I posted a reply. I hope others can join in.

  9. Mollypop
    7:16 am on April 7th, 2010

    I added Oblivion, Nerve Damage and Down the Rabbit Hole as discussions.

  10. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:54 am on April 7th, 2010

    Hey!… This will be great!… snort!… I just need to get another email account set up and then I will see you guys out there…grunt! … maybe tonight even!…wheeze!

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  12. diane
    9:01 am on April 7th, 2010

    As always Chet.

    What you say is funny and whatyou don't say is even funnier!

  13. Siberian Husky
    9:37 am on April 7th, 2010

    All dogs need bedroom slippers. Chet is missing out on loads of fun. They should be used slippers, not new.

    How many books in the Echo Falls series? I count three on Amazon.

  14. B. Stover
    9:39 am on April 7th, 2010

    SH: There are three books in the Echo Falls series I believe.

    Rio: In case you want to look at your comments on Oblivion, they are on the March 22 blog.

  15. Siberian Husky
    10:18 am on April 7th, 2010

    Thanks B.Stover. Two best memories on this blog–B.Stover and Rio. That's a contest Chet and I would never win.

  16. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:47 am on April 7th, 2010

    Stover!… you are so good to me!… snort!… I was sitting here wondering what I my thoughts had been for Oblivion and there you are with the answer!… wheeze!….Right now my head is full of things from “Their Wildest Dreams”….grunt!…Siber-H was right when he said there were some funny parts….heh!… I guess you have to have a warped sense of humor for some of the it….snicker!… Especially during the duct tape and chainsaw scene!… gasp!… I Say no More.

  17. Melanie
    12:42 pm on April 7th, 2010

    My three PA books are wrapped in plastic and put in a box until the room is painted. Must wait on those. BUT, The Tutor has just come in.

    Won't start it tonight, because then I'll stay up and read.

    The Pack gets mad when I do that. There are the right ways to do things and going to bed when they think I should go is one of them.

    They do not approve of late nights!

    I'll meet you guys there after a few days. Doing a lot of work, and not much time to play. Getting tired of photoshop!

  18. AbbietheKitty
    3:09 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Hey Admin,

    I sure hope you are right about the Twins.



    Does this mean I have to rejoin facebook?


  19. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    3:13 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Great job, Mollypop! My copy of The Tutor should come today also! I'll meet up with everyone just as soon as I'm done.

    I'm not one much for chewing, unless you count Salmon treats and Chicken jerky. But my best friend Sam chewed up everything, including but not limited to a (very expensive)couch – Mom was REALLY upset!, an ipod, two cell phones, six library books, Teva sandels, seven couch pillows, and a comforter. Did I mention that Sam was a yellow lab?

    Chet, I hate to say it, but I don't think I feel sorry for you! Iggy has such a sad life, no riding shotgun, no perps, no racing down the canyon or cavorting with Princesses. So, maybe it's okay for him to have a little old slipper, don't you think?

    No? Well, there's nothing wrong with wanting it all!

  20. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:14 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Abbie!… You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to…snort!… I’m not sure about this thing….grunt!… As much as I’d like to discuss books… wheeze!… I just don’t know if I would feel comfortable out there….gasp!… I’m comfortable here…heh!… It may take me awhile to decide- I could change my mind for sure.

    Molly!… It is a GREAT idea! … grunt!… Please don’t get me wrong!… I’m just weird about facebook…grunt!… Seems like too many people can look at your “stuff”… sniff!

  21. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:29 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Snuff!… I agree that Iggy’s life is no where near the quality of Chet’s… snort!… I wish Bernie would offer to do something about that… grunt!… Like take poor Iggy out for a walk or something… sneeze!… Just give up a couple of bourbons a night Bernie, and take Iggy out with you and Chet to the canyon!… gruff!

  22. Mollypop
    3:32 pm on April 7th, 2010

    That's why Mom has her picture so cleverly disguised. But now I have my own facebook account. Got it this afternoon. And I don't have any 'stuff' so no problem there.

    What 'stuff' do you have Rio?

  23. Debbie LM
    3:36 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Could the bedroom slipper be a clue – or a cry for help for Iggy's people who may not be well? Oh no! Chet, you need to get right over there and check it out. Or, keep barking and get Bernie to see what is happening.

  24. Siberian Husky
    3:38 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Did I hear the mention of Salmon treats? Yummy. Mom can take me to the pet store tomorrow.

    Sam is quite an accomplished Lab. That might be some sort of world's record. This is worse than my dear friend, Molly, ever dreamed of doing. I'm not telling Molly. It might give her ideas, and she gets into enough trouble as it is.

    Rio, I'm glad you warned people about the warped sense of humor needed for "Their Wildest Dreams". I don't know what it says about you and I that we thought it was so funny.

  25. Siberian Husky
    3:46 pm on April 7th, 2010

    I resisted asking this question this morning, but, aww heck, I'm going to ask it now. How did B.Stover know where Rio's comments on Oblivion were? Memory?

  26. B. Stover
    3:57 pm on April 7th, 2010

    SH: Rio and I were commenting on Oblivion on March 22 and I wrote a final comment on March 23. I know because I looked for them on past blogs.

    Rio: You can decide who sees what on Facebook. It's no big deal. Actually more people could look up this blog than could see any info about you on FB.

  27. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:57 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Stuff!… Our stuff is our friends and stuff like that… snort!…. Nothing illegal yet!…heh!

  28. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:00 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Siber-H!… Heh!… I was thinking about our shared warped sense of humor today too!… snort!… Maybe that’s why we get along so well… sniff!… Didn’t you love the duct tape chainsaw scene though!… heeeeee… how amazingly imaginative that was!… grunt!

  29. Siberian Husky
    4:03 pm on April 7th, 2010

    umm We have two dogs here that are weird about facebook, me and Rio. I'm thinking about it, and maybe someday soon you guys could take Rio and I by our paws and lead us there. We could get that brave. It is a GREAT idea, though, for those of you that are comfortable with facebook.

  30. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:18 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Siber-H!… What scenes did you find funny in “Their Wildest Dreams”??? …snort!… I’m starting to think you didn’t appreciate the duct tape and chainsaw scene as much as I did… wheeze!… Just put a **Spoiler Alert** out there if you give anything away…grunt!

  31. dawson
    4:19 pm on April 7th, 2010

    B.Stover: I wondered also. Can a kindle do that?

    Mollypop: I did go to facebook but then they wanted an email address and I got anxious and came back here. I don't want to discuss books anyway, just to see a picture of your mom with snow on her face. And, what do you mean "stuff"?

  32. dawson
    4:24 pm on April 7th, 2010

    I might not even read any of the books (except perhaps the duct tape and chainsaw one) just keep reading your comments instead.

    Oh my questions have already been answered.

  33. Mollypop
    4:37 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Well, you guys, B.Stover is out there right now discussing The Tutor WITH A STRANGER!!!!!!

  34. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:51 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Zippy!… You my friend might actually enjoy “Their Wildest Dreams”… heh!… Maybe not one you would want to read to your inmates….snort!… But that would be your decision… gruff!

  35. Siberian Husky
    5:02 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Rio; I was afraid to answer your question because I knew I'd give something away. SPOILER ALERT

    Yes, lol, I did appreciate the duct tape and chainsaw scene. There is a line in that book, "Tell Me About Whiskers", that caused me to fall of the chair laughing. I thought the whole cat thing was funny, not what happened to the cat, but the rest of it. It has actually been awhile since I read that book. I'm going to read it again.

    I just finished "End of Story"–very good, but different. A lot of PA's books are different from one another. I appreciate the fact that in his books you never know what is coming around the corner at you. Tony Hillerman, for instance, love him and his books, but you always knew exactly what to expect from him.

    Of course, I love our funny, adorable boy, Chet. He's my very favorite. Those books are right on when it comes to getting what being a dog is all about.

  36. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:02 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Wha!?… Stover is talking to strangers?…. snort!… Doesn’t she know that is never a good idea?…golly!… Is she okay? She hasn’t taken any candy yet has she?… gulp!…Stover come back here where its safe!…sniff!

  37. dawson
    5:06 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Mollypop: WHAT! I knew this whole P.A. thing was gonna get out of hand. Now we aren't enough intelligent inspiration for B.Stover. Soon this other site will get most of the smart ones and us techno-boobs will be left in the dust. P.A. will have no choice but to write more P.A. books leaving no time for Spencer Quinn to write Chet and Bernie books, or to check on Iggy, for God's sake. It's gonna be a long wait for Book 3.

  38. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:11 pm on April 7th, 2010

    ****** SPOILER ALERT for Their Wildest Dreams*****

    OH!… “Tell Me About Whiskers”… snort!snort!… I knew that Krupsha was just showing Loeb his most simplest of cases because he thought Loeb was an idiot… Heh!… snort!…Every time poor Whiskers came up I was laughing too!… snicker!… This story was so MUCH FUN for me!… belly laughs sometimes!…heh!

  39. Mollypop
    5:16 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Dawson – I forgot to mention that Spence is out there too. Earlier today he was talking about the release date of T-FAT.

  40. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:18 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Zippy!… I think Spencer knows when he has a good thing going… snort!… There will be a lot of Chet and Bernie books coming in the future!… grunt!… Don’t worry so much!… heh!

    Plus!… I have no plans to leave this blog!…snort!… You guys are the best!…gruff!… And where else can we get Chet to tell us a story almost every day? … grunt!…Facebook doesn’t have That!…heh!

  41. bluecat
    5:21 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Rio & SH & Dawson – open a different email account, say you're now on yahoo, open one on hotmail. Use it only to join facebook, so you can read the discussions of PA's books. That's what we did today, Blue and Mom. We've always stayed under the radar, not comfortable with online "stuff". All facebook will have is your new email address. You can control the information that's on the site. Just a thought. Might be fun to listen in on discussions…Stover's safe.

  42. Siberian Husky
    5:22 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Us techno-boobs will just stick together and get a really big howl going if there is a long wait for book three. Besides, they'll miss our company over there on facebook.

  43. dawson
    5:27 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Mollypop: And the release date for T-FAT is?

  44. Mollypop
    5:31 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Siber-H – Please stop howling. It's not 'either or' – I suggested the discussion group on facebook to stop all of the spoiler alerts here. Nobody's leaving here. It's so when you get to a book later, you can go to facebook and see what has been talked about. That's all. We're totally loyal to Chet right here.

  45. Siberian Husky
    5:40 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Bluecat: Thanks for trying to help. I think right now we are going through a "we don't want to talk to strangers" sort of thing, along with being techo-boobs. I love my friends here on Chet's blog.

  46. bluecat
    5:55 pm on April 7th, 2010

    SH – That's cool. Also, you won't have yet another freaking password to remember. Or have to remember where you stashed the little piece of paper with the password written on it. Say goodnight, Gracie.

  47. Gus & BooBear
    5:57 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Sorry to get here late tonight but Mom had work and then tonight is volunteer night at the shelter.

    We joined Facebook a couple of months ago to keep track of the nieces and nephews but didn't add any peronal information so we aren't getting any weird connections. But we aren't real comfortable there and really enjoy your discussions on this site.

    I'm sure we could get used to that website for book discussions but don't really feel the need to go anywhere but here. So Rio and SiberH, keep us posted on the PA books and let's face it, NOTHING beats Chet's daily posts!

    We don't think anything is wrong over at Iggy's. Just like Chet says…he has a slipper and Chet doesn't!!

    We're going to hop over to F/B just to check on Mollypop and B.Stover and maybe find out that release date. However, we don't believe Spence would tell them before letting Chet tell us here on his blog.

  48. dawson
    5:57 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Nobodys going anywhere. Now. I have a new e-mail account. Let's see…might just want to listen in, as Bluecat says.

  49. Gus & BooBear
    6:00 pm on April 7th, 2010

    OMG..just read a post by Spence himself stating that the release for TFAT is October 26th (not set in stone, but that's the date for now). I wonder if poor Chet even knows yet.

  50. Siberian Husky
    6:07 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Molly: I know you did it to stop the spoiler alerts here, and it is a very good idea. Rio and I are both guilty of doing the spoiler alert thing today. You did good by starting the facebook discussion.

    You are still my very cute girl, and I know you won't desert us. Stubborness is a Siberian breed trait-just ask my mom.

  51. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:18 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Hmmm!… I don’t think there is any convincing Siber-H about the facebook thing… snort!… But my friend decided it was for her!… grunt!… She thinks I should stay here… snort!… and she could be there… grunt!…She said she posted some stuff about “The Tutor” tonight… wheeze!…Just to see if anyone would talk to her…wheeze! … And someone did so she is pumped…. Drat!

    Hmmmphf!… She said she needs a real person and a real discussion group to talk to about these books…sniff!… I guess I am not always up to her standards when it comes to book reviews… growl!… The whole duct tape and chainsaw thing got old real quick with her… sniff!

  52. dawson
    6:25 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Mollypop: It is a great idea really. Sometimes all the talk about literature gets a bit much…when we could be talking about T-bone steaks.

    Rio: Thanks, you're right…no worries.

  53. dawson
    6:32 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Six more months? Aaarrrgghh!

  54. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:00 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Puss N’ Boots!… I hope you are right about Iggy being okay and just taunting Chet with the slipper!… heh!… Now it’s a very funny thing instead of a scary ‘what-happened’ thing in my mind… snort!

    Pray!… that Chet will pay attention tomorrow and we will find out more about how Bernie’s dad, the musician, went so far wrong!…grunt!…

    Math!…. Musical Talent + Booze + Honky Tonk Gals + Gambling + Lying + Losing Family Land + Things thrown out = Divorce …wheeze!

    Snort!… Just my way of thinking… grunt!… Lets just see what transpires though…heh!

  55. AbbietheKitty
    7:04 pm on April 7th, 2010

    I had a facebook account for a while but I need a guide. I too got a little freaked by it. I closed it out. I figure I have my blog and this blog and email and I have enough computer time as it is.

    I will just read the books and let BStover and Mollypop comment on them.

    BTW what is this cat thing I am hearing about in "Their Wildest Dreams"? It certainly has Rio snorting. Sounds bad to me. We have to protect our kitties! "Tell me about Whiskers" indeed!


  56. AbbietheKitty
    7:07 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Gosh I was so tired after work that I took a nap and now, after sleeping for three hours I don't want to go back to bed. But I better or all that napping will have been wasted.

    Only 8 more days of insanity!

    PS-I hope all you cats and dogs have your taxes done!


  57. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:07 pm on April 7th, 2010

    So!… This is Good Night!… snort!… Trash day tomorrow… snuff!…I have to follow my friend down the lane and put the trash out!… grunt!… Its one of my very important duties around here!…wheeze!

  58. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:13 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Abbie!… We posted at the same time…shudder!..

    Even I can’t tell you about … snicker… Whiskers…!…. And don’t ask Siber-H…he feels bad just laughing over it!… heh!

  59. AbbietheKitty
    7:30 pm on April 7th, 2010

    Late night singing.


    Goodnight Gracie….rio, dawson, bluecat, Gus and boobear, mollypop, Siber-H, WWWwigglebutt, and all the rest of you.

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