Food Truck on the Bayou

Madame Publicist: I understand that The Sound and the Furry, the new Chet and Bernie mystery, coming in September, takes place mostly in Louisiana. There’s lots of good eating in that part of the world.

Spencer Quinn: And Chet and Bernie stumble upon a food truck they like very much. In fact, the food truck guy turns out to be a friend – at an important moment, he replaces something Chet has lost.

MP: What sort of something?

SQ: No comment at this time.

MP: Does it have anything to do with Iko?



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73 Responses to “Food Truck on the Bayou”

  1. O'Howlers
    8:34 am on June 24th, 2013


    Good morning.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:47 am on June 24th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! OH: You shouldn’t need suits anyway. You have lovely fur coats. Have a Monday, Monday. Is September more than 2 months away?

  3. B. Stover
    8:51 am on June 24th, 2013

    Chet probably loses Bernie at some point.

    Good morning all.

  4. Rose
    8:57 am on June 24th, 2013


    I have been lurking for a few days, trying to stay out of this murderous heat.
    One must have to be crazy to say they are glad to be back at work. But only for the A/C.

    Stay cool, youse guys!

  5. Barb & Maggie
    9:02 am on June 24th, 2013

    Glad to hear from you Wose. Stay cool.

    Iko is an alligator, so we are wondering what type of encounter he had with Chet. I bet it is scary!

    Rainy and thunder boomers. Barb is afraid, so I refused to go outside this morning. She wants me to stay close.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    9:02 am on June 24th, 2013

    Rose, gooood to know you are back with us. Missed you.

  7. Rose
    9:16 am on June 24th, 2013

    HOH: I am never far away. Even if I don’t post, and am luking behind the scenes.

  8. O'Howlers
    9:20 am on June 24th, 2013

    Maggie, we have tough jobs helping our humans thru scary times, but somebody has to do it. Keep up the good work.

  9. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:51 am on June 24th, 2013

    Silence!…I love it!…snort!…I get a lot of that from Spencer when I text him from my little Go-Phone…sniff!

  10. Herd of Hounds
    10:11 am on June 24th, 2013

    We will risk the wrath of Rio…He loves silence so he can fill it…snort, fart, wheeze…ya think?

  11. Siber-H
    11:22 am on June 24th, 2013

    Another Siber that cannot wait for The Sound and the Fury!

    Rio, According to my newspaper and on-screen guide the Rockies/Boston game will not be on Root TV this evening. It apparently will not be shown on any channel. I do not know why.

    Hi Rose! When is your heat wave suppose to end?

  12. Staff
    11:35 am on June 24th, 2013

    Travel day,

  13. Tupper and Gilly
    11:37 am on June 24th, 2013

    Hey everyone – it is really nasty outside, with humidity, bugs and poor air quality. At least we have Mama trained to turn on the air conditioner for us. All five four-leggeds are on their backs, paws in the air, enjoying the cool breeze on their bellies.
    So far, Mama has been grocery shopping, brought her car in for service (air conditioner), taken care of paperwork, vacuumed and made preparations for dinner. Now she is sitting back and chillin’ waiting for Melanie to come by this afternoon.

    Oh – and she is packing boutique items to send off to their new owners.

  14. Rose
    11:41 am on June 24th, 2013

    Hi Siber-H: As this is a job for WeatherKat, I can’t be absolutely sure, but temps here will be in the high 80’s-lower 90’s, with Wednesday’s heat index and humidity making it feel like 100. When does winter in Alaska begin?

  15. Siber-H
    11:50 am on June 24th, 2013

    Wose, When does winter begin in Alaska is a good question. I don’t know, but I am sure the sled dogs are ready for it.

  16. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:52 am on June 24th, 2013

    SiberH!…They do not play till tomorrow…sniff!…Today is a day off for our guys…wheeze!

  17. Siber-H
    12:04 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Oh whew and thanks Rio. I misread one little section of my newspaper.

  18. Rose
    1:10 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Siber-H: Perhaps I am part Sibe. I can not wait for winter!!!!

  19. Herd of Hounds
    1:11 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Hey all, take a look at Wallee on the right. Wish we could say he’s ugly, but he’s just different.

  20. Barb & Maggie
    1:46 pm on June 24th, 2013

    We didn’t think Wally was ugly either. He is a little mis-matched, however. Sorta like all his body parts don’t quite go together. Despite all that we still think he is cute.

    Now the sun is out and it is safe for me to leave Barb’s side and go out. Whee, that was rough!

  21. Terry Ballard
    1:49 pm on June 24th, 2013

    I thought Wally looked like the dog in the Mask.

  22. Rose
    2:25 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Walle is soo adorable!

  23. Herd of Hounds
    2:52 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Wowser, beauty really is in the eye of the beholder!

  24. Herd of Hounds
    2:55 pm on June 24th, 2013

    OK, so, mom hadnew garage doooors and openers put on today. We told those installers who is boss, even if Darah wouldn’t go to the basement to tell ’em. And Pookey went down the basement stairs for the first time since tripaw. We b da dawgs!

  25. c.hobbit
    3:36 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Driving into the city today on errands. I was putting on some makeup and discovered that I have mosquito bites on top of mosquito bites! It is to be hot all this week = more mosquitoes.

    I once had an “ugly” dog who had been abused and was in a shelter forever awaiting adoption. He ended up being a second dog to my very first dog who was really cute. When I walked them, the cute one would get pats and the ugly one would get comments. He always wanted to be petted but was fearful and resigned around people. Then I had a wonderful dog-loving house sitter for 3 weeks and I came home to a different dog. She adored him and loved on him more than the other for 3 whole weeks. It was very sweet. I had been trying to treat the dogs fairly equally but the little guy needed to be top dog for those 3 weeks and it made a difference.

  26. Herd of Hounds
    4:12 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Fair and equal aren’t always the same.

  27. Barb & Maggie
    5:31 pm on June 24th, 2013

    We got our package from the North Pole today! Thank you, C. Hobbit, the cat place mat is adorable. It is a gift for daughter Shannon, who really doesn’t cook, or sit down at a table to eat at home; however she does love her kitties. She will use the place mat as a deco item, rather than a functioning one. So cool to have an envelope marked North Pole!

  28. dawson
    5:35 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Waaaaah! I miss my sister.

    Yikes! Supposed to be 90 degrees here but instead it has gotten very dark and rainy.

    I do not think Wally is ugly. There was a Chinese-crested. Now that poor thing was ugly!

  29. O'Howlers
    5:56 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Walle is adorable!

  30. Mollypop's Mom
    6:02 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Dawson – Tonight is the hockey game on NBC.

    At 10 pm is Stephen King’s Under the Dome that I’ve been waiting for. I hope Patrick Kane can get this game put away by then.

  31. O'Howlers
    6:06 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Thank goodness the ‘rents are now home so that we can protect them if/when those nasty storms roll thru.

  32. O'Howlers
    6:09 pm on June 24th, 2013

    MPM, thanks for telling us about Under the Dome. We set up the DVR for the series.
    The silly ‘rents are going to cut grass now!

  33. dawson
    6:10 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Mollypop’s Mom: I’ll be watching.

  34. Tupper and Gilly
    6:12 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Howlers – we are officially in the nasty storm as of now. Signing off for the night so lightening doesn’t come looking for us. And its an EARLY morning at the polls tomorrow.

    Stay safe everyone.

  35. Melanie
    6:37 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Was going to catch up an hour or more ago, when a bad storm came through. The next one is hitting now. Try to catch up later, but very tired. Might be tomorrow.

  36. dawson
    7:07 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Chet lost something and the food truck guy replaces it at a crucial moment. Wonder what. I’ll think on it while I take a little nap.

  37. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:28 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Home!…My friend is home finally!…Woooo!….Home from the really busy damned-busy-place…grunt!…She said the interview went well and the poor sap will probably be hired on…heh!heh!…Too bad for him.

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:30 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Hockey!….We will be watching the game tonight as well – but Under the Dome will trump the game if Kane doesn’t get it over with quick enough…heh!

  39. Barb & Maggie
    7:30 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Game 6! Will this be it, or will they go one more?

    Storms here too, some severe. Lots of wind and thunder right now. Barb says she need for me to hang close.

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:41 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Barb!….Be careful out there!…snort!….Do not stand under any trees…sniff!

  41. Wose
    7:55 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Dark skies, many lightning strikes, and rumbling thunder. I am scared of all of those.

  42. Princess Sam
    7:56 pm on June 24th, 2013

    MagPie, stay very close to Barb. You know how scared she gets.

  43. Herd of Hounds
    8:08 pm on June 24th, 2013

    We’ve been waiting all day for those nasty storms but nothing. They must have done the Chattanooooga split. It is HOT and HUMID. Where’s the puppy? Oh, lying on an air vent. Smart.

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:54 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Hockey!…How is the game going? We got side-tracked with Mad Men…heh!….This show is coming back next year!…Wooooo!

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:55 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Rose!…Are you having stormy weather too!…snort!…Go get under the Rose-Quilt and stay safe!…sniff!

  46. Barb & Maggie
    9:00 pm on June 24th, 2013

    We are in for the night. Did our grilling a little early. Lots of rumbling going on, but we are safe inside.

    Will be switching back and forth between game 6 and Major Crimes. Night all.

  47. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:07 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Barb!….What’s the score!….Yo Hoo!…What is it?…snort!

  48. Herd of Hounds
    9:17 pm on June 24th, 2013

    We are turning in. Nighty night.

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Silence!…Well, if no one is going to talk to me I am signing off too…grump!

  50. Redbone Hound
    9:25 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Now whats this Ah hear – Y’all are giving up the ghost beforst ya even turn the page on this here blog?

  51. Princess Sam
    9:37 pm on June 24th, 2013

    The hockey game is having trouble because it is so warm. The ice is getting soft.

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:41 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Clouds!….Both Sides Now – I never thought Mad Men would be the show that would give me understanding of this song….snort!…Finally, after all these years, it makes sense now….sob!…I never thought I would sob at the end of an episode of that show either…sob!sob!

    Bows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air
    And feather canyons everywhere, I’ve looked at clouds that way
    But now they only block the sun they rain and snow on everyone
    So many things I would have done, but clouds got in my way

    I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now
    From up and down and still somehow
    It’s cloud’s illusions I recall
    I really don’t know clouds at all

    Off!…Now I am signing off..sniffle!

  53. Macy
    10:10 pm on June 24th, 2013

    tap tap tap…is this thing on…anyone here…?

    Night night then

  54. c.hobbit
    10:30 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Good grief. Everyone is gone. I can’t even count on Rio. My big news: I have my first showing of my house tomorrow from 12:30 – 2:00. Cross those fingers and toes and light those candles. The realtor says that there is a little more activity going on. The sooner I sell this place, the sooner I can settle in Anchorage and invite people to visit.

  55. Mollypop's Mom
    10:35 pm on June 24th, 2013

    CHobbit I’m here. Hope your house sells tomorrow.

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:37 pm on June 24th, 2013

    CHobbit!…Wheeze!… I gave up on the blog and then I found out I had to go for a walk…grump!cough!….Everything I do tonight stinks…sniff! …I am happy to hear you have a showing tomorrow, that is good news for a change around here…heh!…My paws and claws will be crossed for you from 2:30 till 4:00 my time!!…chuffle!

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:39 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Uh-oh!…I see through my watery, allergic pug eyes that the score is 2 ta 1 BOSTON!…yeeep!

  58. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:44 pm on June 24th, 2013

    OMDAWG!..I thought Kane was going to tie the game there for a second…wheeze!

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on June 24th, 2013

    TIED!….Oh my Dawg they tied the game…snort!…Was it Kane??…wheeze!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:51 pm on June 24th, 2013

    OH MY DAWG!….THEY SCORE AGAIN WITH IN 17 seconds!…WOOOOOOOO! Unbelievable!…heh!…WOWOWOWOW!

  61. Mollypop's Mom
    10:51 pm on June 24th, 2013

    The goal by lucic really hurts. He really decked out goalie Ryan Miller when he was clearing the puck. That’s just not done. Miller was really injured and Lucic sat out a few games. No big deal to him.

  62. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:55 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Exciting!….Now that was exciting!…wheeze!…And I have never seen anything like it before in all my years of watching the Avalanche….heh!heh!…Wow!

  63. Staff
    10:57 pm on June 24th, 2013

    What a GAME! Yikes! What a finish! Zoweee!
    Going to catch up with the blog now.


  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on June 24th, 2013

    Kane!….Wins MVP…snort!…Now he can buy an even bigger house…chorkel!

  65. dawson
    11:21 pm on June 24th, 2013

    I wasn’t watching the hockey game in real time so I stayed away from the blog but:
    Wow! Zow! Pow! What an ending!
    Congrats to Mollypop’s Mom’s and Princess Sammie’s hometown boy, Hat-trick Patrick Kane for being awarded the Conn Smythe trophy for most valuable player of the series.
    What great exciting hockey games these two teams played.

  66. Staff
    12:03 am on June 25th, 2013

    Well I finally saw the Super Moon. But only for a short while because the mosquito’s are out!

    I am smelling skunk in the house again. Yuck!

  67. Tenzing
    12:12 am on June 25th, 2013

    What a long day, and another one to follow tomorrow for my Lady. Before I wish you all ‘nighty Nutter Butters,’ I want to make sure CHobbit knows we here at the kennel are thinking nothing but good thoughts for the showing tomorrow. The sooner she sells her place, the sooner she can settle in Anchorage and be closer to us, us, us. CHobbit is a musher at heart, I just know it.

    Nighty Nutter Butters.

  68. Wose
    6:00 am on June 25th, 2013

    CHobbit: I am sending instant good karma to you for your house showing!
    Will be thinking of you as I tippy tap my way through my day at the busy place.


  69. Tupper and Gilly
    6:18 am on June 25th, 2013

    CHobbit – we are off to the polls to do our civic duty, but we want to say that we are sending pawsitive thoughts for immediate house love the moment the viewers walk through the door.

    And for now – good morning and see ya later.

  70. bluecat
    6:52 am on June 25th, 2013

    Chobbit – it takes only one to fall in love with your home. Thinking on that pawsitive note. The package arrived. 🙂

    Good early morning, Everybody. Enjoy your day.

  71. Herd of Hounds
    6:52 am on June 25th, 2013

    Mom made us settle down early so we missed CHobbits news. Paws, tails and even eyes crossed. Will say official “hi” when OFA wakes up.

  72. Rose
    8:42 am on June 25th, 2013

    Good Morning All!

    Another HOT one here in Westchester!

    CHobbit, extra, extra luck from me!

  73. dawson
    9:29 am on June 25th, 2013

    CHobbit: My fingers and toes are crossed for a good showing and for your house to be snapped up.

    Took a bike ride around the lakes this morning. Many trees, large branches and a zillion small branches lining the paths. The storms the last three days were powerful. There was a drought when I came in April and now the ground is so saturated that huge trees are blown over.

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