Flying: From Thereby Hangs A Tail

Did flying come up yesterday, down below? I’ve done that!

I only started to get it when we were actually up in the chopper, Bernie and me kind of close together in the back, Colonel Bob at the controls up front. Were we zooming or what? The ground down below blew right by. Wow. So this was how the birds felt. The pukey part, too, I wondered? The truth was I preferred the Porsche, riding shotgun.

Bernie and Colonel Bob wore headsets, plus flying in a chopper turned out to be noisy, so I couldn’t pick up much when they talked, but soon we swooped down in a long curve that made me dig my paws into the floor, and Bernie said something like, “Didn’t see that before.”

And the Colonel asked some question about a pond.

“Yeah,” said Bernie.

“Let’s put ‘er down,”  said the colonel.


We landed and got out; so good to feel the ground under me. I looked around and saw where we were: on that grassy flatland above Clauson’s Wells. There was the pond where Princess and I had drunk, and beyond it, the cabin where –

“What got into him?” said Colonel Bob.

But Bernie understood. He was hurrying after me. I pelted toward the cabin door, rose up, came down with my paw on the thumb piece. This time the door didn’t open.

The colonel ran up. “He knows how to open doors?”

“Some,” said Bernie.

“Where did you find him?”

“A long story,” said Bernie. I wanted to hear it, but Bernie went silent. He put his thumb on the thumb thing and pressed down. Didn’t open of course. I could have told him that … except I couldn’t. I got a bit confused, and in that moment of confusion, Bernie raised his foot and kicked in the door. That splintering sound – I loved it! Kick it again, Bernie.

“Is this legal?” said Colonel Bob.



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84 Responses to “Flying: From Thereby Hangs A Tail”

  1. dawson
    4:58 am on May 19th, 2010

    Melanie: Such a heartfelt prayer from you last night – thank you.

    Chet: Flying again? Me too, tomorrow.

  2. Riö - The Evil
    5:14 am on May 19th, 2010

    Hmmphf!… Looks like someone is taking the day off!… snort!…Nothing new to speculate about…sniff!

  3. B. Stover
    5:23 am on May 19th, 2010

    This could be necessary background information.

  4. B. Stover
    5:36 am on May 19th, 2010

    What desert is the development in? (The one where Foster, Bernie and Chet are.) And where is Clauson's Wells (where they land in the above post)? Remember, the desert on Col. Bob's boots did not smell like his desert to Chet. Good grief! Perhaps Col. Bob is missing now………

  5. Riö - The Evil
    6:22 am on May 19th, 2010

    Col. Bob!…. I don’t think too many people could over-power the Colonel and kidnap him… snort!…That is an interesting observation about Clauson’s Wells and the location of the deserted development… grunt!… I wish I had my book back…. Drat!

  6. Melanie
    6:39 am on May 19th, 2010

    Thanks Dawson, it's not easy to get the last word away from Riö!

    Why flying? Why now?

    I hope Foster isn't going to try to fly Bernie and Chet somewhere. I don't think that Chet would go for that. We've got empty houses, desert, and hidden guns and now choppers.

    The plot (?) thickens . . .

  7. Riö - The Evil
    6:43 am on May 19th, 2010

    Melanie!…. Are you forgetting something very important?…. cough!

  8. Siberian Husky
    6:54 am on May 19th, 2010

    Clauson's Wells has to be in the same desert that Chet and Bernie live…southern Arizona, otherwide known as the Sonoran desert. Chet and Bernie drove to that adventure, and the chopper returns Chet and Bernie to that area.

    The pond and grassy flatland in the desert can be easily explained because there are isolated mountian ranges throughout the Sonoran desert. Chet and Bernie did gain elevation on that drive.

    What today's post by Chet has to do with the empty housing develpment, I don't know.

  9. Siberian Husky
    7:04 am on May 19th, 2010

    The empty housing development is in the valley..that's what they call the greater (huge) Phoenix area where Chet and Bernie live. The place where the chopper lands and the place where the empty housing development is are two different places.

  10. B. Stover
    7:12 am on May 19th, 2010

    I didn't see your post SH. Thanks for the directions. So, if there is a connection to today's post (which does not have "tin futures" in the title) what is it? More speculation is required.

  11. Siberian Husky
    7:26 am on May 19th, 2010

    Clauson's Well could be a bit closer or a bit further than the usual drive to Vegas from Phoenix that Chet and Bernie do. It wouldn't make any difference to Chet and Bernie, but I'm guessing a bit closer.

    This story is really getting interesting.

  12. Sam
    7:42 am on May 19th, 2010

    I have to go now on a roadtrip, which I love, sitting in my special Lookout seat. But we're going to look at a college that my girl might go to. I say she can't go, no, no, no. Mom says that's still a way in the future. I hope my girl will hate this place.

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  14. Riö - The Evil
    7:58 am on May 19th, 2010

    Sam!… Did you pack your big suitcase again?… cough!

    Oooohhhh Melanie!…. I’m still waiting… snort!…. and I’m not a very patient Pug!….grunt!

  15. B. Stover
    8:13 am on May 19th, 2010

    Bad things happened at Clauson's Wells.

  16. B. Stover
    8:13 am on May 19th, 2010

    Sam: Which college? (Only if you don't mind saying.)

  17. Siberian Husky
    9:59 am on May 19th, 2010

    Melanie? I have a question from your very nice ending to all of yesterday's posts.

    Mom would walk into a house (no people around) with ten Newfs in it, just like she would walk into a house with ten huskies in it.

    Would that be a stupid thing to do? Just the mere sight of ten Newfs or huskies would be enough to keep the bad guys away, but maybe not a dog lover. The Newfs would at least bark,(I think) but my tribe wouldn't.

    I think of Newfs as being mellow, but are they as mellow as"go ahead take the silverware" huskies?

  18. Riö - The Evil
    10:48 am on May 19th, 2010

    Ten!… What about ten Pugs?… snort!… Would you want to be in the middle of ten chubby Pugs ….grunt!.. all with crooked teeth and bad breath?… heh!

  19. Wölfie Wigglebu
    10:56 am on May 19th, 2010

    The flying part came up (I think) because someone said something about Mr Travolta's dogs, and Lexi (I think) gets to fly in a princessy something or other. And then Siber H doesn't like to fly at all.

    Sometimes I wonder if Spence is part dog, as in "we are going to tell a story but oh look, let's talk about flying" and then forget to go back to the story line which has lots of folks gripped in its thrall. Not that we mind or anything!

    I think that happens to a lot of our tribe, where we start off somewhere with good intentions and then, say, something else catches our attention and off we go.

    It's not a Bad Thing. Except when we veer away from what's really important! (Such as a story.)

  20. Wölfie Wigglebu
    10:56 am on May 19th, 2010

    But the important thing is that my bling is back!!

  21. B. Stover
    12:09 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Clauson’s Wells is the ghost town where Suzie is kidnapped and where Bernie and Chet are knocked out and get separated. It’s over the mountains from their house. (I’m not good at geography and don’t even known where their house is.) I wonder how far Clauson’s Wells is from Vegas, where Albie is. Just speculating again…

  22. B. Stover
    11:14 am on May 19th, 2010

    I think I'm getting nervous again because of the bad things that happened at Clauson's Wells. There we saw that Bernie can be knocked out and so can Chet….they can get separated….murder and mayhem can ensue. Did I ever mention that I don't like cliff-hangers?

    AbbieKat: Before I forget again, thank you for your very clear explanation of bluegrass yesterday. I have listened to some on Amazon. However….well, never mind.

    Wolfie: I'm glad that you have your bling back. Also, I hope a picture of a certain Newf is posted as soon as someone can post it to satisfy a certain impatient pug.

  23. Lexi
    11:17 am on May 19th, 2010

    Ha! Wolfie? A princessy thing? I have never been in a plane before, and I hope that I will never have to. You hear that, Rio? If we are ever on a mission in which I need to be on a plane, count me out. They just creep me out, for some reason.

    Chet? I love Tin Futures! When are we seeing is again? Ha, and how are Bernie and you doing? Whatever happened to Iggy?

  24. Riö - The Evil
    12:00 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Planes!… I will keep that in mind Lexi… snort!… I know what a problem you have with motion sickness… grunt! … I think it was Sam that rode in her carrier on the planes… cough!

    Ooooohhhh Melanie!…. I’m starting to not believe you anymore….wheeze!

    Storms!… Looks like we might be in for more crazy weather tonight…. snort!… Storm clouds are a gatherin’… yikes!

  25. Melanie
    12:50 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Riö, Don't worry, this will happen at some time. Right now we need SUN! Otherwise hard to see black Newfoundlands. . .

    Looks like the storms you are getting calm down by the time they get here, but it sure is a lot of rain!

  26. Riö - The Evil
    1:09 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Melanie!…. Your pants are on fire!… snort!… I can smell them… cough!

  27. Melanie
    1:26 pm on May 19th, 2010

    That's not my pants. My pants are not burned, though they are ripped. The Pack thought I had some treats in the pockets.

    Been a bit busy here, besides rain.

    Not only getting ready for puppies, we have people coming to see the Pack, meet Gracie, Mac (her Dad) and Patsy (her Mom).

  28. Lexi
    1:28 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Melanie? How are puppies made?

  29. Siberian Husky
    2:04 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Rio, Mom says she wouldn't hesitate to walk into a house with ten pugs. Heck, if they were all like you, I'd walk in and say, "Let's party!". We'd party after the baseball game, of course. At your house, I'd get to SEE the game. We might have to dodge a few storms, but that would be ok.

    Lexi, How puppies are made is a story for another time, but whatever happened to Iggy is a very good question.

    Wolfie, I don't know whether I like to fly or not, I never have. It's my mom who wouldn't ever let me fly commercial, but we'd love to try going up in a chopper like Chet did.

  30. Mare
    2:56 pm on May 19th, 2010

    I just finished this book, and I am pretty darned certain that my German Shepherd(Okette) must be related to Chet in some way. The two of them think so much alike!

    She'd love to play with a dog like Chet, not many around here with quite the same level of exuberance and sheer joy of living that she shares with Chet. I bet she'd love to share her favorite recurring mud puddle with him too. None of the rest of the pack here will gallop through it with her, which she just doesn't understand. They have no idea how awesome it is to kick up that much of a splash, but I bet Chet would get it!

    Belly rubs and forehead scratches to Chet from us,

    Mare and Okette from Toledo.

  31. Wölfie Wigglebutt
    3:58 pm on May 19th, 2010

    I wonder if Clausen Wells is anywhere near Indian Well,s which is near Death Valley?

    Hmmmmmm……naw……..I think that may be too far west.

  32. Riö - The Evil
    3:02 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Lexi!.. That is a very good question…cough!… Melanie!… You sort of set-up and pay for these romantic rendezvous with your Newf girls don’t you?… snort!.. Please tell me my Bess is not a paid-for-gal… wheeze!… I couldn’t bear it!…sob! … Is that why there is no photo of her? ….sniff… Has she been busy?… gulp!

    Stover!… Did you see the latest Good Wife ep?…. snort!… Lots and Lots of Alan Cumming… golly!… My friends heart still throbs for him… crumb!… She says all the good guys are gay… grunt!… Whatever that means.. heh!

  33. Melanie
    3:05 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Lexie, you should ask your mother.

    Siber-H: A story comes to mind. We had two guys here replacing the dishwasher and the dogs were shut out in the yard and dog room. The Pack burst through the lock and came in to see what they were doing. . .

    The guys stood up, VERY STILL, and put their hands in front (snicker) covering a portion of their bodies. The Pack then licked them a lot, settled down and went to sleep.

    On the other hand, if we are not around or in a different room the Pack TAKES notice. Had a guy try to come in the side door in order to borrow the phone (reporting a car accident) and the dogs wouldn't let him through. Not growling, mind you, but not letting him come through the room, standing in his way and just looking. Rose and Ros came out and got me by barking a great deal.

    He looked a bit stunned. I was a bit stunned, because no one had ever tried to come in our house before. It was a car accident and bad, we made the phone call.

    I feel pretty safe here.

  34. Melanie
    3:10 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Riö, don't worry, Bess was not a paid-for-gal. The way she looked at it, she had boy toys.

    I have just finished watching Bones Season 1 though Season 4. Season 5 is still on so won't come out until FALL!

    bummer. Anyone know how I can catch up to the series on the internet?

    Thinking of starting with Season 1 of The X-Files.

    We're also watching the BBC production of The Duchess of Duke Street.

  35. Wölfie Wigglebu
    3:13 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Lexi, You're right, it was "her". I can't say her name because I am trying to mend a broken heart that's crying in the rain.

    "She" likes princessy things that are pink and sparkly. Sigh.

    Now all I need to hear is that my dog ran off….Wait a minute, I don't have a dog! I am a dog!!!

  36. Riö - The Evil
    3:14 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Bess!… had ‘Boy Toys’… sniffle!… I need some time….honk!

  37. Wölfie Wigglebu
    3:18 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Oh, and mom just got the new Lee Child's book, 61 hours today.

    I hope you don't get jealous, Spence, but mom knew him first.

    You're her favorite author now though.

    We just finished listening to Oblivion, and it was great! Loved the ending. I'm going to pretend that Nick and Billie live happily ever after…….

  38. Wölfie Wigglebu
    3:20 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Bee – the punctuation didn't quite behave on that last sentence. Sorry!

  39. Wölfie Wigglebu
    3:20 pm on May 19th, 2010

    I meant the first sentence!

  40. Lexi
    3:39 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Melanie! You should always feel safe! I do…near mommy. But, I always feel safe on missions. Wookie looks out for me-and keeps stepping on my tail! Wookie!? And you too, Melanie. Although you keep a watchful eye for the little guy! Ha! That even rhymed! And wookie, I have a solution! I need to either get taller, or you need to get smaller…I wonder what my mommy's high heel shoes are like…Or, maybe, Wookie, you can bend a little…?

  41. B. Stover
    3:43 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Melanie: For the fifth season of Bones, you can go to, click on movies&tv and then type in Bones Season 5; click on the dvd and then scroll down and you can select episodes to watch beginning with episode one. You have to pay $1.99 per episode. They do have full episodes on the Fox website, but they only go back to episode 17 I think it is. (Of course, you have to watch it on your computer screen.)

    Rio: I didn't watch it yet but I can get it On Demand.

    Wolfie: You're forgiven.

  42. Riö - The Evil
    3:48 pm on May 19th, 2010

    SiberH!… Hell, if you don’t mind a few tornados and hailstorms….snort!… come on over!… grunt!… I will put more beer in the fridge… heh!.. We could have a great time watching the games! … cough!… I am usually watching it on my own in the other room cuz no one else is that interested…golly!…. I have a hard time imaging that state of mind….wheeze! …. Once I greet everyone coming home and have my minimal supper and rigorous walk…sniff!… I am ready again for some ‘alone’ time again… cough!… But another Rockies fan would be very welcome here!

  43. Riö - The Evil
    3:53 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Lexi!… In high heels…snort!… I will have to keep that in mind also… heh!…. It was actually Wolfie who stepped on you non-stop during the training mission… Not!… Agent Wookie!.. sniff!.. He would never be so clumsy on a mission… wheeze!… Keep your facts straight and your tail curled…I told you before!… heh!

  44. Riö - The Evil
    3:57 pm on May 19th, 2010

    SiberH!… Rocks are playing Houston tonight… drat!…For some reason they never do well at Houston…sigh!….Lets keep our hopes high though!… beer here!… heh!

  45. Siberian Husky
    4:04 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Thanks for answering, Melanie. Mom says the Newfs are obviously better at the guard dog thing than us huskies. That's a scary story about someone just walking into your house even if, tragically, there was a car accident. That is proably less likely to happen in the Wild Wild West…someone just walking into someone's house, I mean.

    I would have loved to see the look on those two dudes' faces when the Newfs busted into the room. hee hee

  46. Siberian Husky
    4:06 pm on May 19th, 2010

    The climate in Houston might be too much for the Rockies, Rio. It would be too much for me.

  47. Siberian Husky
    4:11 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Thanks for the invite, Rio. We would have fun. Mom and I are the only ones interested in baseball in my house. She became a baseball fan while a teenager. Set down, Rio, for this one…she was a Yankee fan. Mom got that from her grandpa. Strangely enough, there are a lot of Yankee fans in Oklahoma.

  48. Sam
    4:12 pm on May 19th, 2010

    B., back from my roadtrip. It was William Smith College, a beautiful place on Seneca Lake in New York State; darn it all. Mollypop and Aunt Mollysmom came too and we had a fun trip. But that was it. They're trying to trick me into thinking this is fun but it is not!

  49. Riö - The Evil
    4:17 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Damn!…Those Yankees!…snort!… I'm actually happy the Tampa Bay Rays are ahead of them… sigh!…Spence predicted Tampa Bay over the Rockies in the World Series…wheeze!…We need to get going big time!

  50. Riö - The Evil
    4:32 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Astros!… Why did they name themselves after The Jetson’s Dog??… snort!

  51. Jasper the Poodle
    4:45 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Jasper's mom here. I love it when Bernie goes all ninja. Kinda makes me tingly. Ummmmm.

  52. Siberian Husky
    4:48 pm on May 19th, 2010

    The name makes me think of artifical grass, but they got their name from the Houston Space Center.

    Know what our Triple A LA Dodgers farm team here is named-the Isotopes. I think that is ugly, but it is what the public voted for.

  53. Riö - The Evil
    4:51 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Stover!… Be forewarned about the latest Good Wife episode… snort!… I know how sensitive you are to animals, just want you to be prepared …wheeze!.. It shocked me to no end…so be wary. sniffle!… Plus, this is about a guy who has been on the show before and gotten off for the murder of his wife…hmmmphf!

  54. Lexi
    4:51 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Rio! All I see of Wookie and Wolfie are big, GIGANTIC, blobs of moving dog. Its hard to tell who is who. I'm SO small!! I need to get taller to see people eye to eye. And, when is our next mission? My mommy is going to Germany is, like, 2 or 3 days or whatever for a week to visit her long lost brother, and she left Megan in charge. Megan doesn't give a damn about me, so I can come and go to missions as I please. For a whole week. WOOT! BARK! WHOOF!

  55. Riö - The Evil
    4:57 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Wha!?…. The Isotopes?…. snort!…What does that even mean for goodness sakes… You live in New Mexico? Or is it Arizona?… grunt!… the ‘Desert —- ‘ anything would have been way better… The Desert Heat!… The Desert Cactus!…. I could go on… geeze…. ‘Isotopes’…??

  56. Riö - The Evil
    5:10 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Lexi!… heh… Missions don’t just fabricate themselves… snort!… Sometimes lots of planning (and sometimes not) has to take place…grunt!… Going through all those mission reports is no vacation let me tell ya little girlie…wheeze!… OOOER! We are tied with the Astros…hey!… Anyway Lexi, if all the mission reports would be a bit clearer with more detail about the action and not so much personal related items, like card games gone bad… cough!… It may be easier to decode and put forth… wheeze!

  57. Mollypop
    5:25 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Like the Newfs, I guard too. There was a guy here in the house doing some wiring. Very nice and friendly. Lots of petting and tail wagging. Then Mom had to step out to go buy a part. Well, she came back and found I wouldn't let this guy move from the spot he was standing on while she was gone.

    I say you can never be too careful.

  58. Siberian Husky
    5:29 pm on May 19th, 2010

    I live in New Mexico, Rio. I agree, anything would be better than the Isotopes.

    Who has had a course in physics? I need help here explaining what isotopes are.

    Rio, isotopes have something to do with atoms. New Mexico is famous for its history and current work in nuclear physics. We have the lab at Los Alamos that developed the nuclear bomb, and

    the first atom bomb was detonated in NM.

    So, somehow, because of New Mexico's associton with the atom, the public decided that our baseball team would be named the Isotopes. is a horrid name. They couldn't pay mom and I to wear one of their t-shirts. I feel sorry for the team.

  59. Riö - The Evil
    5:29 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Molly!… I am impressed!…. snort!… You are very brave and protective and way more than just a computer nerd!.. grunt!

  60. Riö - The Evil
    5:36 pm on May 19th, 2010

    SiberH!… Are you anywhere near Roswell?… sniff!…Just wondering…. Nothing personal, mind you. I just wonder about that place a lot… grunt!

  61. Siberian Husky
    5:37 pm on May 19th, 2010

    and she is a cute girl

  62. Siberian Husky
    5:44 pm on May 19th, 2010

    No, tee hee..I am nowhere near Roswell. I'll tell you a little secret about Roswell..They really know how to make money off of all the tourists that buy into the whole Roswell myth.

  63. Riö - The Evil
    5:47 pm on May 19th, 2010

    SiberH!… You are not talking about Bess are you!?… grunt!… I am hoping you are talking about Molly being the 'cute girl' … sniff!

    Crap!… All of a sudden the Rocks are behind by 4!…What hells up with that?!… groan!

  64. Gus & BooBear
    5:48 pm on May 19th, 2010

    At what point was it determined that Chet and Bernie are from Arizona? We had always thought California somewhere. Did we miss Chet mentioning it at some point? I thought the pound that had Chet captive in DOI was way away from the Valley?

    SiberH…you must be mistaken in one of your earliest posts today. Spence doesn't write this blog…Chet does. That's why the topic often gets sidetracked.

  65. Siberian Husky
    5:48 pm on May 19th, 2010

    gads..this baseball game is turning out just like Custer's Last Stand did

  66. Riö - The Evil
    5:48 pm on May 19th, 2010

    hmmm… 'The Roswell Myth'.. I will keep that in mind also.. heh!

  67. Jasper the Poodle
    5:50 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Talking about New Mexico has me thinking about a great series of books that I've just finished up. Author is Michael McGarrity. Hero is Kevin Kerney (just call me Kerney). Excellent background of New Mexico, includes scenes of heat and snow, superb descriptions of the land, farming, water rights, and of course, perps, bad guys, cops, guns, and horses. Not a lot of dogs, tho.

  68. Siberian Husky
    5:50 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Yes, yes, Rio. I am talking about Molly being a cute girl. I had hoped that post would apear right below yours.

  69. Riö - The Evil
    5:57 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Wow!… Jasper actually wrote full sentences….snort!… A day to remember… Hey Jasp!… Hows it hanging?

  70. Riö - The Evil
    6:00 pm on May 19th, 2010

    SiberH!… I knew you were innocent!… snort!… I just like to keep you on your paws.. heh!…That Bess, she won’t pose in her Championship way for me it seems…sigh!

  71. Gus & BooBear
    6:02 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Wolfie, mom bought the new Lee Child book yesterday too. She's re-reading her favorite earlier book (Bad Luck and Trouble) and then will start on the new one. Lee Child is going to be here for a book signing and talk later this week. Wish Spence would do that.

  72. Riö - The Evil
    6:05 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Puss N’ Boots!…I have a sorry confession to make…sniff… I have missed the last 2 episodes of 24…aaaaagh!…. I am totally lost now, unless I can find time this weekend to watch video on the computer… grunt!.. It is awfully hard for me to get computer time when all these guys are home….crap!

  73. Siberian Husky
    6:05 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Jasper, I have read some of those books. I like his early ones best..the ones that were set in rural NM.

    Gus and Boobear, It never says in Chet's books where he and Bernie live, but all the clues are there. Chet was in the pound in New Mexico, just like I was. So, yes, it was away from the valley.

    It wasn't me who said that Spence writes this blog. It was Wolfie.

  74. Siberian Husky
    6:10 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Rio, Melanie said today that she needs sunshine to get a good picture of Bess for you. I'm sure that when the clouds go away, Melanie will come through for you. She knows that you are looking forward to a picture of Bess.

  75. Gus & BooBear
    6:17 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Sorry, SiberH. My bad.

  76. Riö - The Evil
    6:24 pm on May 19th, 2010

    O!… Well thanks SiberH!…snort!…I must have missed that fact buried in her narrative…sigh!… What a relief!…. Maybe the Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow! Tomorrow! …heh!

  77. Riö - The Evil
    6:27 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Puss N’ Boots!… How the heck are you guys doing anyway?… snort!… You work late, you are older Kats with medical problems… grunt!… How are you really doing these days my friends?…wheeze!

  78. Riö - The Evil
    6:38 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Hopefully!…Puss N’ Boots, you will tell me tomorrow!…snort!.. My friend is still recovering and ready to turn everthing off!… grunt!… Everyone, this is quick, but know that I am thinking of you all and saying my prayers for you. I may be a nasty tempered Pug, but I am quick to forgive and forget just the same… heh!… unless you are a bedbug… ug!

  79. Riö - The Evil
    6:39 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Or!.. a Yankee and Giants fan!…grrr!…heh

  80. Siberian Husky
    6:41 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Gus and BooBear, if the Chet and Bernie series were set in the Northeast instead of the Southwest, I wouldn't know the locations Chet writes about. Chet is not known for being exact about some things.

    Rio, the sun will come out soon and the Rockies will WIN!!

    Goodnight Everyone!

  81. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:07 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Gus and BB – I had always assumed that Bernie lived in California, but then I figured that I was mistaken. I loaned both of my Chet books out, so I can't verify. (Grandma, my mom needs her books back!) Does anyone know for certain???

    Lexi, I'm sorry for stepping on you during the last mission! I thought I was in blur mode (which would have made me weightless in zero gravity) but apparently I wasn't! Don't blame Cyber! I'll try to be more careful but high heels would make you a lot more visable! Let's see…..6" stilettos, yep, that would do it!

    Mom is half way through 61 Hours, and it is a gripper. Excellant!! She will be no good at work tomorrow if she doesn't stop soon!

    Chet – I thought you have help from Spence when you write your blog – sorry about that. But maybe you can keep the story moving forward just a little bit? Even though Bee is on summer break, these cliffhangers maybe be harmful to her health.

  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:00 pm on May 19th, 2010

    Ugh!…Lexi we posted at the same time…shudder!

  83. Alberto
    5:13 am on May 16th, 2014

    “But it’s only when you put in the work (and make the sacrifices, and give up your socail life and your sanity and occasionally lower your personal grooming standard) to take something that was fun and make it into something that is good that I think you cross from being a hobbyist to being a writer.”Hey… wait a minute. I already do all this. Writing is my second job that no one pays for me yet. Seriously, ask my wife. How fun is it to explain that you can’t go out tonight because you have to write and NOT having a book cover to show someone? 😀 I know we’ve all been there.So there’s more work ahead? Yikes…By the way, Kiersten and Natalie, that quote is a misrepresentation. Zombies are never funny… ever. Even when they’re funny, they could still eat your brain. And that is terrifying. Good thing I’m preparing my bunker already for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. Don’t worry, I’ve save you jokesters room.

  84. Moonok
    6:08 pm on February 18th, 2015

    You are all so cute! And jumping to my dsefnee! And IMPASSIONED!In reality, I think she just genuinely didn’t get it. I don’t think there was any amount of condescension or anything of the type (although it certainly is out there), I think she really, truly just didn’t get what I was saying.And that’s okay : ) If real people (HA, suddenly writers aren’t real people) knew just how much work it took to be a writer, we’d probably lose a lot of our mystique.AND–MOST IMPORTANTLY–I don’t think it matters one bit whether or not you ever get paid for your writing. It’s the love and dedication and work that make you a writer, not whether or not you get paychecks for it.(Although in all fairness I am a HUGE fan of my paychecks, thankyouthankyouthankyouHarperTeen.)

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