Free Iggy?

Iggy’s in his window, watching. I’m out front of our place, playing fetch with Bernie. The lacrosse ball – I love it’s crazy bounce! Bernie pauses, armed cocked. He’s looking at Iggy.

“I’m a little worried about him, Chet,” he says. “So are some other people. Did you know there’s a Free Iggy movement?”

Not only don’t I know that, I also don’t have a clue what it means. Just throw the ball, Bernie!


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61 Responses to “Free Iggy?”

  1. AbbietheKitty
    5:01 am on March 14th, 2010

    Goodness Chet, You almost make me want to rejoin Facebook so I can become a part of the Free Iggy movement. But I was too confused by Facebook when I tried the first time so I will just stay here.


  2. Mollypop
    5:14 am on March 14th, 2010

    A-Kat – Mom is on Facebook in a very limited fashion. It started when a dog asked her to be a friend.

    We have a Free Iggy movement here too, including Rio.

  3. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:15 am on March 14th, 2010

    Iggy!… as far as I could tell there was only one person who wanted to Free Iggy!… heh.

    Hi Abbie!…I hate Spring Forward!…sucks.

  4. Gus & BooBear
    5:18 am on March 14th, 2010

    Kinda of nice to know that Bernie reads our blog, not just that admin guy. We know Chet checks in time to time, but now we have the big guy, too!!

  5. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:19 am on March 14th, 2010

    Molly!… Our mighty little group here could organize a way better “Free Iggy” movement!… snort!… all those Facebook guys don’t even know each other… heh!…

  6. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:23 am on March 14th, 2010

    Wow!… I feel Great today!… snort!… all I needed was about 13 hours of sleep!… Yes!

  7. Melanie
    5:34 am on March 14th, 2010

    Hmmm, went to the site "Free Iggy." Unfortunately do not have the brain power to figure out how to post on it.

    I DID rewrite the lyrics to When I'm 64 for my father's 81'st Birthday. I called it Looking Ahead and wrote When I'm 84.

    Very funny. Mostly about drooly dogs.

  8. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:35 am on March 14th, 2010

    Facebook!… the only thing I find unfair and a little sad is that Spencer talks back to those facebook groupies… grump!… He hardly ever talks to us…snort!…

    Hmmmm…. I wonder if Siber-H could come up with a software update for the Mind Control Device?… Grunt!… one that would give Spencer the urge to talk to us here on the blog …. Snort!.. I will have to ask Siber-H what his schedule is…. wheeze!… I know he is all consumed with the Iditarod right now.

  9. Mollypop
    5:51 am on March 14th, 2010

    Note to Admin: the timestamp is still the old time.

  10. Siberian Husky
    6:39 am on March 14th, 2010

    Free Iggy!! Another campaign we should undertake is to stop the stupid time change. I'm fine, but mom is out of it. You should have heard all the humans grumbling about it at the dog park this morning. lol

    Is it still raining Molly?

    Rio, unfortunately, I am a low-tech husky. We are a primitive breed. I know nothing about software, but I can run really fast. We need the smarts of a border collie. Poodles are suppose to be smart–hey there, Molly and Jasper

    I don't know how to do facebook either. Mom wouldn't let me anyway. She says I should stay here with my friends.

  11. B. Stover
    7:10 am on March 14th, 2010

    Melanie: On the Facebook site there is a reply box under the discussion. When you type your reply just click on the "post reply" button. (It "turns on" when you type something.) You may have to be a member of Facebook for it to work.

    Rio: Since this is Chet's blog, most communication has to come through him. Spence is an administrator of the Chet Appreciation Society on FB which is why he responds. Did you see my post last night that the Iggy leg lifting is on page 15 of THAT? Glad you're feeling great today.

  12. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:21 am on March 14th, 2010

    Siber-H!… don’t be so humble pal!… snort!…I know what you can do when it comes to creating special devices…wheeze!…just don’t get all self deprecating and down on yourself… snort!… You mad genius, you!… cough!

  13. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:23 am on March 14th, 2010

    Stover!… yes!.. I did see the post about Iggy!…snort!… I knew I had a vivid picture of him lifting his leg!…cuz thats when we bonded….gruff!

  14. Siberian Husky
    7:29 am on March 14th, 2010

    Love you Rio, and I promise never to use the words "frolic" and "exercise" in your presence again.

  15. Lexi
    7:31 am on March 14th, 2010

    Am I the only one who doesn't know what a Free Iggy movement is? What is it-to the people who know what it is?

  16. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:29 am on March 14th, 2010

    Ahem!… cough!… attention everyone!…snort!

    Wookie!… has submitted all his fact finding reports and after wading through pages and pages of information about Audrey… grunt!… We now have a small but very interesting bit of new Intel in regard to “To Fetch A Thief”… gruff!… I love that name.

    First other facts of interest:

    Fact 1 – Admin doesn’t seem to have any weaknesses, except for Twinkies and Peeps.

    Fact 2 – Spence is busy working on another book for Penquins with supernatural abilities. (Wookie wasn’t clear how he got this information, but it sounds like something a pointy headed author type would be drawn to)…. wheeze!

    Fact 3 – Spence and Admin work-out together almost everyday. The time varies.

    [ Other facts may be in this report… snort!… I just haven’t been able to find them yet ]

    While!… on his stake-out missions, when he wasn’t frolicking with Audrey… grunt!… Wookie noticed that Admin always carries a large brief case with him… snort! .. At first we both thought the much sought after Pub Date was in there….But!… Bernie said the Pub Date has not yet been set….wheeze!… so I knew it had to be something else important that Admin would be entrusted with…. Sneeze!

    NPR!… while listening to an interview with Spencer we learned that once he is finished with a book he PRINTS IT OUT!… snort!… Wookie and I both suspect that what Admin is carrying around in the brief case is the actual first draft of Book 3 itself!!!… woof!

    What!… a victory over the facebook weenies if we could get our paws on the first draft of “To Catch A Thief”!…. snort!snort!…

    Trouble!… is…Grunt!… We need a few more recruits for a mission like this…snort!… Wookie cannot be expected to pull it off all by himself again!…snicker!… especially while March Madness is on…gruff!

    So!… to volunteer to be part of this mission ALL you have to do is let me know…wheeze!…and give me any special talents you have that might be useful….snort!… Remember, that’s ALL you have to do…grunt!

  17. B. Stover
    8:39 am on March 14th, 2010

    Lexi: The free Iggy movement is on one of the discussion boards on Facebook's Chet Appreciation Society. It's to help Chet's next door friend who is trapped inside an "electric" fence in his yard.

    Rio: I thought Spence or PA was starting a new series for Penguin publications.

  18. Siberian Husky
    8:43 am on March 14th, 2010

    I can run really fast, pull a sled, survive cold weather, and play well with others as long as they are dogs. Oh yeah, and I am not interested in March madness. Could you use a dude like me?

    Good work Wookie!

  19. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:48 am on March 14th, 2010

    Stover!…Satire is more witty, wouldn't you agree?… snort!

  20. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:39 am on March 14th, 2010

    Siber-H!… Yes!.. The team can definitely use a dude like you!… snort!

  21. Melanie
    10:21 am on March 14th, 2010

    Rio, the Newf pack say they are at your service.

    Mac: the studly alpha dog.

    Franklin: 168 pounds of dog that can disappear if he puts his head down.

    Bess: the ALPHA ALPHA bitch, a little arthritis though.

    Ellie: the eldest of the pack and deaf as a post but ready and waiting, will not get her feet wet.

    Patsy: will work for treats.

    Mattie: the tracker and finds things.

    Ros: the resident nurse

    Rosie: hmmm, how best to put this, ADHD with a lot of static in her head, sweet though.

    Katie: Sweetheart and a player

    Grace: The baby of the pack at 125 pounds of pure playfulness.

    They await orders.

  22. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:11 am on March 14th, 2010

    Wow!… A veritable army!…whooo!… If it comes down to brute force we will be ready!…snort!…. you don’t own a Hummer, do you?…grunt!

  23. B. Stover
    11:12 am on March 14th, 2010

    But Rio, where IS the satire?

  24. Gus and BooBear
    11:30 am on March 14th, 2010

    And we thought Bernie picked up on the Iggy issue here. Now we find out it we through Facebook. So disappointed cuz we thought the big man himself,b

    Bernie, had read the posts here. Do you think that's where Cosmo has disappeared to?

  25. Gus and BooBear
    11:32 am on March 14th, 2010

    Sorry about the typos…staff is using her new I-phone

  26. Melanie
    12:01 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Anyone have a hummer? We don't have one here. Maybe we should get a tank?

  27. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:14 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Stover!… Please don’t grade me on my posts!… snort!… I’m begging you!.. gruff!… I’m beyond it….grunt!… If you don’t like my approach to any of this, please stop reading “me”….Satire, sarcasm, irony… it can all be funny to some of us some of the time… wheeze!…And to quote someone I admire very much, “Nobody’s Perfect”…. Especially Rio….heh!

  28. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:16 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Melanie!… I just remembered, you have a Van!… grunt!…any chance of us borrowing it???…hmmmm… we will need a driver!.. wheeze!

  29. B. Stover
    12:33 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Who said "Nobody's Perfect"?

  30. Mollypop
    1:03 pm on March 14th, 2010

    The stupid rain stopped for a bit so the parade went off just fine and the dummy downhill was a hoot. Then the sky opened and it became a deluge. So Mom, family, and me, we went shopping in town.

    Rio – I'm available for any spy work. Along with chasing fuzzbutts, my big skill is the computer. I have a long pointy snoot and I can open a bird cage door with it.

  31. Rio - The Evil Pug
    1:26 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Molly!… I was so hoping you would want to be on the team!… sniff!… I think Siber-H is on the verge of retiring from the Software/Deceptive Devices industry… snort!.. he seems to want a more physical role!…grunt!…You will be perfect at the computer!! Wheeze!…. You’re talented nose could be very interesting also… hmmmm..

  32. dawson
    1:31 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Wow…if I saw a pack of Newfs headed toward me with all their saliva glands working overtime…I would surrender on the spot. Formidable!

  33. Rio - The Evil Pug
    2:19 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Dawson!…Early for you!… snort!… how ya doing?… heh!.. glad you finally finished the first book for the old folks…. Grunt!… going in for the second one??? … wheeze!… I’ll never catch her!… just like her sister… illusive!…grumble.

  34. Mollypop
    2:32 pm on March 14th, 2010

    And now what about the facebook weenies? I hadn't counted on them – how many are they? Oh right, might be big numbers that always give us trouble.

  35. Mollypop
    2:34 pm on March 14th, 2010

    B. Stover – Betty!!! Don't go over to the dark side.

  36. dawson
    2:58 pm on March 14th, 2010

    It is Gord's turn to choose a book to read and he has chosen…"Thereby Hangs a Tail". (He knows what's good for himself).

  37. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:01 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Molly… don’t even worry about the Chet Appreciation Society on facebook … snort!… think of them as spaghetti code, if you know what I mean…. Gruff!… no cohesive unit there… snicker… random comments from strangers … snuff!… and no personal connection to each other.….wheeze!… We are way better and stronger than that!…grunt!…And we have WAY more FUN!… whooo!… at least I think we do.

  38. Siberian Husky
    3:04 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Yes!! Molly is perfect for our computer expert. I forgot to tell you, Rio, I can also hunt. You know how I am always saying we are a primitive tribe, well, think wolf. If push comes to shove, we won't starve.

    good question-how many facebook weenies?

  39. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:08 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Way!… to go Gord!… ha!… What a good choice!… I’m sure he and his friend will not regret it!…good job Dawson!… snort!… Do either of those old folks have any connections we could possibly use??? … gruff!… just asking, never know.. they could be old Canadian Mafia guys… wheeze!

  40. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:11 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Siber-H!… Hunting and survival skills have been added to your resume…my!…snort!..wheeze!… you are impressive!

  41. Lexi
    3:23 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Rio! I'm small and can fit into small places easily! Can I help with the secret mission!?

  42. Mollypop
    3:28 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Rio – facebook – random strangers – not so. That's why I posted the warning to B. "Betty" Stover who has gone there. Maybe danger!

  43. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:42 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Lexi!… I was also hoping you would want to join the team!… I have a special idea in mind for you!… snort!… you are officially on the mission… congratulations!

  44. Siberian Husky
    3:50 pm on March 14th, 2010

    If I have got this straight, and I may not, we already have someone that could spy for our side–B. Stover. Gasp (to quote Rio) Stover has already been to facebook. With a memory like hers, we wouldn't need any high-tech hardware for spying. Rio also has a great memory. Chet and I are lacking in that department.

  45. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:57 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Molly!… let me and Wookie worry about that sort of thing.. snort!… just be calm and don’t get poodled-up!…. grunt!…Nothing big to worry about yet guys… wheeze!… We will be monitoring events… no one goes anywhere until its safe!… gruff!

    Siber-H!… I will let you ask Stover that question… snort!… she has decided I am not up to her standards or something….dunno what went wrong… wheeze!… but if you can convince her to be over here and not there – that would be great!… cough!… choke… sneeze!

  46. Siberian Husky
    4:00 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Glad to have you with us Lexi!

    Goodnight all! I have to turn in early (time change) to get mom up to drive me to the dog park.

  47. Melanie
    4:09 pm on March 14th, 2010

    The pack can use the van after Tuesday. The alternator stopped working coming home from the dump.

    Need to get it fixed first.

  48. AbbietheKitty
    4:11 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Goodness you guys are really into your planning. I hope that Rio has some sort of control of the newf pack. They seem rather scattered. Although I agree with Zippy, I bet they are formidable!

    I know I would be up a tree in a quick minute if they 'gamboled' my way.

    Alice Johnson

    It seems suspicious to me that Wookie has so little information from Audrey. Either she has none to give or she has twisted the Wookster around her little paws. Suspicious? Very!

    It seems to me he is having quite a good time with Audrey.

  49. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:20 pm on March 14th, 2010

    OH!… Melanie!… you seriously have me on the floor laughing…. OH!,,,

  50. Mollypop
    4:27 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Poodled up? What do you mean poodled up – humph – my pouffy tail I'm poodled up. Oh wait – I'm a poodle.

    Now you're schmoozing up to Betty, but ya gotta git da words rite. She's big stuff and must stay on our side. Rio, you can win her over.

  51. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:31 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Alice!… be afraid – be very afraid… hmmmphf!

    Yes!.. I know Wookie is bamboozled by Audrey’s beauty right now.. But!… I also know he is a very faithful and stalwart agent and most importantly, a good friend to us all…. snort!… I have no worries about Wookie… grunt!… I appreciate your “concern” though!… Alice!

  52. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:38 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Molly!… I just don’t want you to get all excited over the Facebook thing… snort!.. really!… Poodled-up = Riled up!… girl!…stay calm for now… wheeze!

    Van!… did you hear!? … we have Melanies beat up old Van!… snort!… We will have to get Wookie to work on it before the mission though… hmmmm!… damn March Madness!…what timing.

  53. Siberian Husky
    4:42 pm on March 14th, 2010

    I'm back for a minute. We'll all work on Stover, Rio. I don't think that she has decided that you are not up to her standards. Yours is the only memory that can keep up with hers, and besides that, you give us laughs everyday, just like Chet does in his books. I always look forward to reading Chet's daily post and Rio's comments.

    Maybe they are more serious on Facebook. I don't know, but I do know that we know how to have fun on Chet's blog.

  54. Mollypop
    4:45 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Rio – I'm not riled up, I save that for the fuzzbutts. I'm talking about a fifth column movement – for crying out loud.

  55. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:58 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Molly… I can’t read your mind girl!… grunt!… what are you talking about?… the ”Fifth Column”… grunt!… I think there is a movie called “The Fifth Element”… snort!…

    DETAILS AGENT!… now.

  56. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:01 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Thanks for that Siber-H!.. snort!….it really means a lot to me!… snort!

  57. Mollypop
    5:09 pm on March 14th, 2010

    OMG – Now Siber-H is getting Rio all mushy again. Oh man!

    Details, you ask. Fifth column – A clandestine subversive organization working within a country to further an invading enemy's military and political aims. An enemy in our midst. I so like Betty that I want to be like her, and admit I, too, have investigated the dark side.

  58. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:22 pm on March 14th, 2010

    FAX!….Agent in question = MollyPop… Burn Notice requested!… snort!… no further communication… grunt!… Off the Mission List….. Comment: Damn!.. Too damned bad.. Reason: Can’t be Trusted… Dark Urges out of nowhere….

    Signed, Commander Rio.

  59. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:25 pm on March 14th, 2010

    Sigh!.. with a heavey heart…I am off to bed…

  60. B. Stover
    4:11 am on March 15th, 2010

    I think that all of you should consider writing a spy-thriller in graphic novel format. Anyone good at drawing?

  61. Brooks Johnson
    11:53 am on June 11th, 2010

    How do I get to the Free IGGY Facebook site. Is there a link somewhere here?

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