Friend of the Month Reminder

“Thirty days hath – uh-oh,” says Admin. “Time for the friend of the month reminder.”

“What’s with ‘hath’ anyway,” says Spence.

“Who knowest? The point is – check the right of the screen. See Hilton? Equine, yes, but also Chet’s January Friend of the Month. His human companion sent in a photo to the Friends of Chet gallery. The random number generator – “

“Which has been replaced, by the way, due to complaints about our old one, East German Army surplus, circa 1956 – “

” – did the rest. Winner stays over there for the month and the winner’s human companion gets a signed and paw-printed copy of the latest Chet and Bernie novel, in this case The Sound and the Furry. Just send in a photo!”

Our new random number generator, made in a hipster garage in Seattle, circa 2019:



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100 Responses to “Friend of the Month Reminder”

  1. Dima
    8:24 am on January 31st, 2014

    Good morning all. Our temps have moderated. It is 22 degrees already this morning! Hurray! We get to play outdoors today. Boy is Kat loving it.

    (whispering) Chet, Please rig that their Seattle machine and PICK ME !!!

  2. Dima
    8:33 am on January 31st, 2014

    ugh. Typo on the first post of the day. ugh.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:46 am on January 31st, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! FOM time, already? Wow, where did January go? Almost time for the Groundhog Bowl.
    Have a fun-filled, fancy Friday.

  4. B. Stover
    8:56 am on January 31st, 2014

    The new random number generator looks like fun. I wonder if it would run films.

    Good morning all.

  5. Tupper and Gilly
    9:09 am on January 31st, 2014

    We like the new model too. Wonder how much clanking is involved when it’s running.

    Good morning all

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:16 am on January 31st, 2014

    Did anyone notice that the new RG was invented in 2019? That is five years in the future! And yes, it does look like an old movie projector.

  7. Herd of Hounds
    9:51 am on January 31st, 2014

    So…does this mean we can go back to the future?

  8. Wose
    9:52 am on January 31st, 2014


    My, all we Plunderers think alike! That certainly does look like a cinema projector.
    Where do Spence and Admin keep such a machine?

    Dima, hope you are feeling tip-top!

    Thinking of Melanie today.

    BooBear, thinking of your mom and pop also.

    RIO! I think you read every other post. PM mentioned you! you! you!

  9. Wose
    9:55 am on January 31st, 2014

    Oh, and we Plunderers are great minds!

    TeddyRR: I have not yet seen your commercial debut. Can your mom and pop post some new pictures of you?

    Pixie: Thinking of you also as you travel to the top of the world and back.
    We wait to hear the names of the fruit of Orion’s looms….

  10. Princess Sam
    10:04 am on January 31st, 2014

    Rio, have you forgotten about my Subaru commercials? I was great in those! I can drive a car and even ski!

  11. Kat
    10:20 am on January 31st, 2014

    Princess, It was you you you that convinced Momma and Dad to buy me me me a Sibarooo. They thought it would teach me to ski.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    10:25 am on January 31st, 2014

    Ski? We are still waiting for enough snow for skiing. Mom says it is fun, fun, fun.
    But hey, at least we had snow this year 🙂

  13. Barb & Maggie
    10:56 am on January 31st, 2014

    No snow yet. Wonder how much they are getting in Denver?
    Hope this storm doesn’t delay Josh’s and Jess’s return flight on Sunday.

    Gucci is going in for her checkup today, but probably will not be coming out this weekend. Possibility of Sunday afternoon, but more likely on Wednesday. Things will be quieter here Wednesday.

  14. Herd of Hounds
    11:08 am on January 31st, 2014

    Mom just read “Murder on the Iditarod Trail” (O.K., she’s slow and it is written for an odd year…southern route), but she enjoyed it. Any other Sue Henry books good? How can anyone string together so many words and ideas? Not we.

  15. Melanie
    11:32 am on January 31st, 2014

    Having trouble sleeping at night. So will try to nap earlier. 🙂

    The Seattle Machine looks in much better shape than the 1956 machine. Though it does look like a couple of things a missing pieces.

    Maggie, good luck to you and Barb this weekend.

    I like Sue Henry’s books if there are dogs in them.

    Fading again. BBL

  16. Herd of Hounds
    11:42 am on January 31st, 2014

    Luv it!

  17. Melanie
    12:17 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Wonderful video for the Nation Within Forever Homes.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    12:33 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Melanie…light book and foto on the way!

  19. Herd of Hounds
    12:35 pm on January 31st, 2014

    P.S. Where is Diane C.? Worrit.

  20. Diane C.
    1:08 pm on January 31st, 2014

    HOH–I’m here but depressed and keeping a low profile. Temperature is 58 with a threat of rain. We need the rain desperately, but it also makes people drive very slowly here, and generally just slink around wondering what is wrong (probably me too to some extent).
    Still no bloodshed to date (vis-a-vis the Big Three).

  21. Staff
    1:20 pm on January 31st, 2014

    BlueKat, Got your package yesterday! Thanks so much for the books. I can see I will be reading reading reading for a few days.

  22. c.hobbit
    1:58 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Wose: I think this might be Teddy’s commercial:

  23. c.hobbit
    2:02 pm on January 31st, 2014

    I’ve never heard of a Munchkin cat but I want one (and I think a Munchkin would fit in nicely with the Tupper & Gilly household.)

  24. BooBear
    2:26 pm on January 31st, 2014

    C.Hobbit, you think you want a Munchkin cat until you check the price. A friend of Mom’s saw one and wanted to get one for Mom but they run about $1000 each.

  25. Basil and Sage
    2:46 pm on January 31st, 2014

    That is NOT a Kat!

    That is a corgi with a bad haircut!

  26. Tupper and Gilly
    2:47 pm on January 31st, 2014

    HEY! Is that a short joke???

  27. BearSpiritDog
    3:02 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Yes! Going Back to the Future with Chet & Bernie, Spence & Admin. Way to Go!

    Diane: We too had wondered What Happened to you. Thanks for posting.

    Good Day to All. Time for Brunch! Later Gators.

  28. Melanie
    3:09 pm on January 31st, 2014

    I hope Belle Starr doesn’t see that Kat!

    Definitely a lazy day.

    Who knew?

  29. Kat
    3:27 pm on January 31st, 2014
  30. Wose
    4:17 pm on January 31st, 2014

    CHobbit, thanks for the link!

  31. Herd of Hounds
    4:25 pm on January 31st, 2014

    suri is cute!

  32. c.hobbit
    4:32 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Boo Bear: Phooey! I guess I can’t justify spending $1,000 for a cat.

  33. Barb & Maggie
    4:47 pm on January 31st, 2014

    That cat is adorable! Definitely reminds us of a Corgi. Sort of like those Norwegian Forest cats and the Corgis blended all their DNA together and that is what got spit out. And that is NOT a short joke!

    We are waiting for the snow to start. The grocery store parking lot was packed and so were the gas stations. People act like they will be snowed in for weeks.

  34. Herd of Hounds
    4:55 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Mom relates to short jokes!

  35. O'Howlers
    5:35 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Poor Gucci. She is never getting to her furever home with Maggie. sigh

  36. Masquers
    5:38 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Is this new (Seattle) RGM any indication of where Bernie is placing his bet for the Groundhog Bowl?
    Cute little Munchkin kat for a Hobbit…makes sense to moi.

  37. Tupper and Gilly
    6:19 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Ok – so the munchkin kitty is very cute – but the Hobbit also mentioned maybe getting a Great Pyrenees. Kind of a strange pairing – mini kat, gigantic doggie.

    Mama is still using the quilt on a regular basis. A friend stopped by today with chicken soup and a pan of mac n cheese. What a nice thing to do. Especially since the “boys” are really struggling with kitchen duties.

    No snow predicted for around here. Rio – how are you making out with the storm?

  38. Barb & Maggie
    7:04 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Howlers, the foster home where Gucci is living is about an hour and a half away in the best of driving conditions, so could be several hours in a snow storm. Just not worth the risk to everyone. This rescue agency is very strict and will not let Barb go to pick her up or to meet half way. They want to bring her here and see how she interacts with me. Probably good that they are so particular, but it is going to take longer. No worries, the foster people love her and she seems to be totally happy there. We would feel much worse if she was sitting in a cage somewhere at a shelter.

  39. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:24 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Home!….WooooHoooo!…My friend is home, supper is a’ cookin and all is well with my world…yeepity-yeeep!…Apparently, the snow and ice was frightful, but the Subarooo came thru in some tight icy spots and got her home safely….chuffle!…Now let the weekend and the Super-Bowl Smack talk start!…yippppeeee!

  40. Princess Sam
    7:52 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Stephen Colbert is calling the game the Superb Owl. He’s very clever and cracks me up all the time.

  41. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:01 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Sammie!…Explain to me why that is so funny? I do not “get it”…grunt!

  42. Melanie
    8:02 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Just finished watching Sherlock Season 4 Episode 2.


    Now off to bed.


  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:05 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Melanie!….Hello and Goodbye!…snort! ….There is a Season 4?…sniff!sniff!…I do not believe I have even seen Season 3. Wait, have I seen Season 2?….wheeze!…I need to figure this out now!…grunt!

  44. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:15 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Whew!….Someone here just put Sherlock season 2 and 3 in my Netflix queue…snort!….Hot diggety dawgs!…snuffle!

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:19 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Maskers!….Dewey Crowe praying – snort!….Now that is cracking Beau up big time…heh!heh!…What a lark.

  46. Masquers
    8:41 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Riö: Poor Dewey and poor us unless we get this TV up and running pretty dang soon.

  47. Princess Sam
    8:45 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Rio, Super Bowl gets otter corked and becomes Superb Owl.

  48. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:45 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Maskers!….What are you telling me?…snort!…Are you saying you have no TV right now. Supper Bowl is right around the corner and you have NO TV??…wheeze!…Where the hell are you at anyways?…grunt!

  49. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:47 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Sammie!…That is still not funny…gruffle!

  50. Diane C.
    8:52 pm on January 31st, 2014

    “Otter corked”?

    Wose, Melanie, T and G’s Mama and everyone feeling peaked, feel better, I am sending warm thoughts your way (also to Gucci, who will arrive eventually).

    Keep warm, all…

  51. Masquers
    8:54 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Riö: We are mountain high and working on a solution as we speak.
    Sammie: Say what?

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:08 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Mountain High!….Hell, Maskers, I’m a Mile High sitting on the floor and I get TV reception…snort!

  53. Tupper and Gilly
    9:08 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Diane – “otter corked” = auto correct: when your ipaw thinks it is smarter than you

  54. Barb & Maggie
    9:25 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Barb is fading fast. Got a couple of books to send to Melanie, but not sure we can get to the post office before Monday.

    Night all. Everyone be safe and warm.

  55. Belle Starr
    9:37 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Busy! It has been a busy week for the Giant and that damn pixie. The Giant trucked north again to find better trails and the pixie traveled to and for across this here state. Last night was her commencement from a leadership program she’s been in since this fall. She got gussied up, and get this—so did the giant. My Two-legged said she was so proud to show him off last night. My Two-legged also said that the Giant wore his new glasses. He’s never had glasses until now.

    Melanie: If I understand correctly, cutting your hair short results in needing pixie dust. Before you get any ideas on where you can get some sparkles, you should know, I’m watching you.

  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:44 pm on January 31st, 2014

    OMyDawg!…Rebecca is home! Rebecca is home!….Wooooo!Hoooo!…snort!

    Giant!….Our has glasses?…sniff!…I hope they are not Harry Potter glasses…grunt!

  57. BearSpiritDog
    10:06 pm on January 31st, 2014

    The Giant can see for miles and miles and miles and our Pixie is HOME!!! What could be better…you tell me.

  58. Belle Starr
    10:09 pm on January 31st, 2014

    The Giant is making a spectacle (giggle) of himself by taking the glasses off and putting them back on. He is still getting accustomed to wearing them.

  59. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:10 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Bear!…How is Maskers coming along with the TV hook-up and reception?…sniff!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:12 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Glasses!…I do not recall seeing any other mushers with glasses…heh!…Our guy will be making history…snort!

  61. BearSpiritDog
    10:14 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Before we forget…Happy Chinese New Year Everyone…the Year of the (wooden) Horse, on this day, has officially begun.
    Hat Tip to our Special FOTM…Hilton!

  62. BearSpiritDog
    10:15 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Rio: Still working on it. They don’t call him Tech-No-Kat for nothing!

  63. Herd of Hounds
    10:17 pm on January 31st, 2014

    wowser! had glasses since 8!

  64. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:18 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Hat-Tip!….Bear tomorrow you can tip your hat to me son…snorkel!

  65. Masquers
    10:35 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Heh, heh, heh. TV is up and running folks. Did you have any doubt?

  66. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:42 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Maskers!…You are a Kat so if I said “No”, I would be lying…snort!…At first I thought this was a ploy to get out of watching the Broncos crush the Seahockers…chuffle!

  67. SnowBella
    10:45 pm on January 31st, 2014

    There are other mushers with glasses, but AJ is the best looking.

    I wonder if Spence is willing to sell the old RNG for parts? It is always good to have parts for a Bid-o-Matic the Thieves happen to find in their travels.

  68. Masquers
    10:49 pm on January 31st, 2014

    The way I see it the “odds” are looking pretty “even”.

  69. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:50 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Thieves!…No!No!No!…grunt!…Do not pilfer parts from the old RNG. That thing was a piece of crap. I am hoping this newer futuristic version will finally pick me!me!ME! as the FOM!…wheeze!

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Maskers!…Of course you would “sea” it that way through your Seahock colored glasses….heh!heh!cough!

  71. Thieves
    10:56 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Pilfering! That is one of our favorite things to do in all the world. It’s right up there with misbehave, rebel rouse, and being presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  72. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on January 31st, 2014


  73. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:00 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Foto!….I think someone should post a foto of the Giant with his Giant glasses on this here blog…snort!…Yup and Yeep!

  74. Masquers
    11:06 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Riö: I know we both cannot “win”, sniff, but wish the game would at least go into overtime. Then when the Hawks return home victorious everyone will know both teams had played their hearts out.

  75. Tupper and Gilly
    11:14 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Bella – congratulations on your graduation. And (hint hint) a picture of a dressed up Pixie and Giant would be lovely.

  76. Beau - The Go-Seahawks Pug
    11:16 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Maskers!…All of us here hope it is an awesome game. Close and couch cushion biting till the bitter end…heh!heh!…But in the meantime…

    Bets!….Bets are being placed on the Broncos winning hooves down…heh!heh!…Pepper is our bookie. I bet youse guys did not know that…chuckle!sneeze!…Oh, and Beau says he was never here…heh!heh!

  77. c.hobbit
    11:17 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Yeesh, I hated wearing glasses outdoors as they would fog up.

    Snowbella: check your SDD later.

  78. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:19 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Maskers!.. Beau forgot to change his Title, so don’t get too excited over this fax–paw…heh!heh!…We have to switch to Google Chrome to post fotos, and apparently we were watching the Seahawks play the 49’ers the last time Beau posted…grunt!…Duffffus!

  79. Thieves
    11:26 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Foto! We will do our best to get a photo of a certain bespectacled someone.

    Royals: The pixie and the giant failed to get a photo of them in all their gussied glory. Sniff.

  80. Masquers
    11:26 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Pepper, Riö & Beau. Clandestine meeting? Looks pretty intense!
    Heading to my warm, soft bed. Nitey-nite y’all.
    Except for Liz…Good day to you and Ruby…^..^

  81. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:40 pm on January 31st, 2014
  82. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:44 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Card!…Hint – if you hit “Skip to the End” when the darn thing ends, you will get to see the message I wrote for me n’ Beau n” my friend…grunt!

  83. Thieves
    11:48 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Rio: a drink from a coconut! Thank you so much for the singing card! Yeep!

  84. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:50 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Thieves!….Alaska is the only tropical state right now, right?…grunt!

  85. c.hobbit
    11:52 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Diana C: hope you are getting over your “lows.” May you have rain at night and sun during the day.

  86. Thieves
    11:53 pm on January 31st, 2014

    Rio: We thought the same thing when we watched the card. Snort!

  87. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:54 pm on January 31st, 2014

    CHobbit!…Don’t waste yer time. Someone who bemoans the drought then is sad when it rains is beyond help…grump!

  88. Thieves
    11:56 pm on January 31st, 2014

    CHobbit: Checked and responded.

  89. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:58 pm on January 31st, 2014

    DAWG!….The Olympics will be starting very very soon!…snort!…SiberH WHERE YOU?????…wheeze!

  90. Riö - The Evil Pug
    11:59 pm on January 31st, 2014

    SIBERH!…WHERE ARE YOU??….cough!

  91. Thieves
    12:06 am on February 1st, 2014

    Rio: We can do a search and rescue mission if needed. We’re packing extra slim Jims as we speak in case we are called to action.

  92. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:12 am on February 1st, 2014

    Rescue!….We definitely need a SNR team to go find SiberH….grunt!….That computer of his should be up and running at super-fast speed by now. No if an’s or buttocks about it…..grump!…Can someone make sure the Porche is okay too?….wheeze!

  93. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:17 am on February 1st, 2014


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    Late!….Doesn’t matter. We are snowed in ….grump!…But someone says she has to shovel us out tomorrow, so she needs to go up to bed and get some rest…gruffle!…I am obliged to follow…sniff!

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