Friend of the Month Advisory

“Thirty days hath … ” Admin says. “Hey! It’s that time!”

“Just about,” says Spence. “Today’s the last day of eligibility for December’s Friend of the Month. Winner gets to bask in the spotlight where Shadow is now for the whole month, and the winner’s human companion receives a signed copy of the latest Chet and Bernie mystery, meaning The Dog Who Knew Too Much. And all you have to do – “

” – is upload a photo in the Friends of Chet gallery. For example, today we welcome Murdock and the 3 Pugitos.”

“It’s easy! And what’s hath about anyway?”


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88 Responses to “Friend of the Month Advisory”

  1. Tyb
    9:01 am on November 30th, 2011

    Guess who. Me again, guess why. To remind you to vote for AJ. Good luck to all the contenders for the Friend of the Month.

  2. Sam
    9:08 am on November 30th, 2011

    Thanks for the reminder, Tyb. I would have forgotten.

  3. OleyHowlers
    9:11 am on November 30th, 2011

    Thanks, Tyb. We would forget every day without you to remind us.

    We will miss Shadow … but only til one of us is FOM ! Hey, if Kat wins, it will only say “Mom says you would be a very good friend to have” or something like that. Lame Mom didn’t even put her name on the caption.

  4. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:25 am on November 30th, 2011

    Pugitos!….heh!snort!heh!….Those three guys have flatter heads than I do…snort! …I wonder if Beau will be getting his photo in on time for the Contest Drawing….sniff!

  5. Barb & Maggie
    9:45 am on November 30th, 2011

    Good morning, all. Bright and sunny here in the midwest, but cold – low teens this morning.

    Hate to drone on, Rio, but have read about 50 pages in 11-22, and it is really good. I think it would expecially appeal to someone who remember the late 50’s and early 60’s (as someone here does). I think there is going to be a lot of detail about that period, which is fun for the ole folks.

  6. BearSpiritDog
    9:50 am on November 30th, 2011

    Rats! We missed Liz again last night! Maybe she is lurking this morning. Hi Liz!

    Small, medium, large – Pugs are everywhere these days! Speaking of which: Poor Rio. Beau has gone too far this time, me thinks.

    TYB: I remembered to vote! (once again, thanks to you)

  7. OleyHowlers
    9:55 am on November 30th, 2011

    Hey! We don’t want to lose Charlie’s pic above our computer! This is last day of November, so he will be hiding after today.

    We also missed Liz! Hi Liz!

  8. Barb & Maggie
    9:58 am on November 30th, 2011

    Liz commented last night that she had posted a pic of Cricket when she was young. We had noticed that pic, too, and didn’t realize that it was one in the same.

  9. BearSpiritDog
    10:03 am on November 30th, 2011

    Barb&Magpie: We calculated, at over 200 requests and 36 copies, it will be MONTHS before we see that book from the library…so…we are placing an order with Amazon today.
    We picked up Rose In A Storm yesterday. Jon Katz books are always good – this one about a border collie working on the farm. We were talking about different breeds yesterday. It is difficult to imagine a working dog confined to a small yard when they have been breed for a much different life.

    O.Howlers: Maybe if Kat becomes FOC your mom can send Chet a note with the pertinent details (such as her name. Heh)

  10. BearSpiritDog
    10:06 am on November 30th, 2011

    “bred for”

  11. Basil and Sage
    10:07 am on November 30th, 2011

    Hi everyone. Mama is off meeting Melanie. Uh oh – it can’t be good when THOSE two get together. Countdown to laughter!

    After you vote for AJ, be sure to check out Staff’s late night link from last night. It had us in stitches. Stitches I tell ya.


  12. BearSpiritDog
    10:22 am on November 30th, 2011

    Staff: Ducks…Penguins…Trolls in Nativities? The edible ones were my personal favorites (especially the bacon and sausage version) Thanks for the reminder, Herbkats!

  13. Buddy
    10:22 am on November 30th, 2011

    Hi Basil and Sage!
    We did see those Nativity Sets early this morning. What a riot! People are nutz, I tell ya…not just the CL (altho she may be a lot worse than most).

  14. Staff
    10:53 am on November 30th, 2011

    Heh heh,
    I knew youse guys would appreciate that link.

    Mr.Staff is pounding (well it sounds like it) on Alice M. Johnson now. He claims she loves it. She is egging him on with loud purrs and grunts and whenever he stops she turns around and gets under his hands again.

    Sometimes I don’t understand that cat.

  15. Barb & Maggie
    10:57 am on November 30th, 2011

    Yea, we got a big kick out of the Nativity sets too. What a hoot.

    Bear, what is Amazon charging today for 11-22? Did you see our post yesterday saying that we paid $19.25 at B & N? It is still that price today. Not bad, as retail on the back is $35 or $36.

    You must have a huge library if they have 36 copies. Our library has 1!

  16. Mollypop's Mom
    11:01 am on November 30th, 2011

    Amazon keeps sending me emails for Audible books and this time I took them up on their offer. I have an hour drive to Sam’s house. I took the special of three months for $7.49. After that the price goes to the regular price of $14.95. My first book is 11-22-63.

  17. OleyHowlers
    11:13 am on November 30th, 2011

    Molly’s Mom: That is a terrific idea! We don’t get nearly as much time to read in winter as we do in summer…seems backwards doesn’t it? But Mom drives and drives and drives, so we may get her that audio book for Christmas!

  18. dawson
    11:44 am on November 30th, 2011

    Good Morning.
    Tyb: I’d like to join the line of plunderers thanking you for reminding us to vote. Today I did it on my own before I visited the blog. You have me trained.

    Staff: The nativity scenes were terrible! But wait…the oven shown in the bacon and sausage nativity…could it be? That looks like the oven here at mom and dad’s house. Gawd – they could’ve at least cleaned it before posting.

    LizF: So…the new Cricket on Friends of Chet is Cricket when he was young! Such a cutie.

  19. bluecat
    11:48 am on November 30th, 2011

    TYB – thanks for the reminder.

    Staff – I LOVE THE RUBBER DUCKIES!!! Rubber Duckie, you’re the one…

    Royals’ Mum and Melanie – how did you first meet?

  20. dawson
    11:53 am on November 30th, 2011

    Boy did I sleep well last night. It was my first night under the wonderful quilt Staff made for me. Like (I imagine) being wrapped in a soft cocoon…lovely

  21. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:10 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Quilt!… I’m glad the Quilt will be protecting The Fan on your journey home Dawson!…snort!…Too bad you will never ever see your Little Gift Cards…heh!

  22. Tyb
    12:21 pm on November 30th, 2011

    I hope this link works. It’s a bittersweet story, but it might be your feel good moment for the day. You may have to copy and paste.

  23. Tyb
    12:28 pm on November 30th, 2011

    OMG. That link takes you into my mail box and gives you access to all twenty kazillion of my emails. I assure you that the read won’t be as good as 11-23-63. Please ignore the link.

  24. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:34 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Mr. Tibbs!…heh!snort!heh!…You poor guy.

  25. Tyb
    12:35 pm on November 30th, 2011

    i can’t get over what I just did. I suppose I owe everyone an additional apology for
    living such a dull life as reflected in my emails. Except, that is, those from fellow
    Chetthedog bloggers.

  26. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:36 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Mr. Tibbs!…I think you are okay…snort!…I tried it and I did not get to see all your email…heh!

  27. Tyb
    12:38 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Thanks for your sympathy. Actually I don’t need it though; I’m almost laughing at how dumb that was. Fortunately, I haven’t sent any credit card numbers nor have I sent or received anything unsavory. Read them all and then offer your sympathy for the dull life I live.

  28. Tyb
    12:41 pm on November 30th, 2011

    If anyone is still interested, when you open my email, click on the second one down.
    It’s from Yvonne Cattoni at 11:52 and that is what I was trying to send in the first place.

  29. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:42 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Mr. Tibbs!… I put up a link once, when I was a newbie here, and it took me directly to my friends Documents folder…..gasp!…I was extremely horrified, but it only took ME there when I clicked on it from the computer I had posted the link from….snort!… When I tried the link from another computer it took me to that person’s Document folder…heh!….That was a close call, let me tell you. I was sweating pug-sized bullets for awhile….wuffle.

  30. Tyb
    12:46 pm on November 30th, 2011

    I understand the feeling. I’m not too uncomfortable with my mistake, though, because I know that the only ones opening it are friends and that they will get bored after reading the first few messages and will give up. Truthfully, because they are friends, they probably won’t bother reading anything. I’m OK with it, but I’m thinking that I’ll get the prize for stupidity this year.

  31. Riö - The Evil Pug
    12:52 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Crap!….Beau just got on the laptop and uploaded his photo for the FOM Contest Drawing….grump! …Things are getting out of control around here!….gruffle!

  32. B.Stover
    1:22 pm on November 30th, 2011

    What does Spence’s question, “what’s hath about anyway?” mean?

    Good afternoon all.

  33. OleyHowlers
    1:31 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Bee, he is referring to that old ditty “30 days hath September…” What is that word “hath” is what he is asking.

  34. Barb & Maggie
    1:33 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Bee, We always thought that was just an archaic spelling of have.

  35. Tyb
    1:44 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Barb and Maggie are right on. Hath is an archaic spelling of the third person singular form of the verb to have.

  36. Tyb
    1:46 pm on November 30th, 2011

    I haven’t been able to find Beau’s picture in FOC.

  37. Melanie
    1:56 pm on November 30th, 2011

    You guys have been busy today. I saw the link for those scenes and now realize my set is just plain boring. I think that might just be a good thing.

    Mum and i solved all the world’s problems at lunch. Now if people would just listen . . .

    BearSpiritDog: How we met? I’d have to ask a couple of people’s permission on that one.

    Zoe has taken Patsy to her beauty day. I will pick her up when she is done. This should enable her to be much cooler.

    I have to say for Novemeber weather we are having great April weather.

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:58 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Mr. Tibbs!…snort!… His photo is being Moderateed. I think all photos have to go through Moderation before they are posted…sniff!…We wouldn’t want any of AbbieTheKats revealing photo’s showing up on FOM, now would we?…heh!…(By the way, I still have that photo if anyone wants to see it.)

  39. Tyb
    2:08 pm on November 30th, 2011

    I’m waiting.

  40. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:55 pm on November 30th, 2011

    FOM!…..Ooooooh, I really want to win FOM this time…snort!….That would be one big Christmas present accounted for….chorkel! ….Pleeeeese Mr. Random Generator, Pick ME! ME! ME!….wheeze!

  41. AbbietheKitty
    2:57 pm on November 30th, 2011

    You better not!

    Dawson took some pictures of the quilt. They are on Staff’s blog if you are interested.

  42. Tilly the tattler
    3:00 pm on November 30th, 2011

    I just happened to be sitting behind Royal Mum and Melanie. Boy, can those 2 talk!!

  43. BearSpiritDog
    3:06 pm on November 30th, 2011

    TYB: No worries. When we clicked on your link it took us to Dishlickers not your personal emails.

    Melanie: I think it was BlueCat who asked that question, but we would like to know also.

    Barb&Magpie: Our library is very tiny, but we have access to books from all libraries in the region, hence the 36 copies.

    Rio: Heh, heh, can’t wait to see Beau’s photo tomorrow.

    Alice: Sometimes I wonder about you.

  44. AbbietheKitty
    3:10 pm on November 30th, 2011

    I wonder about her all the time Bear.

  45. AbbietheKitty
    3:11 pm on November 30th, 2011

    I wonder about her all the time Bear.

    Science at work…

  46. Tyb
    3:15 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Thanks for the pendulum waves. That’s COOL !

  47. Masquers
    3:29 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Abbie: Pretty amazing! heh,heh kats know all the kool stuff.

  48. BearSpiritDog
    3:41 pm on November 30th, 2011

    C.Harris: A wonderful package was just delivered to our doorstep! The Birch Vase & Fur Flowers are here. They are breathtakingly beautiful! Bear is so glad he was the high bidder on this item and feels sorry for those of you who missed out. He is twirling, twirling…

  49. OleyHowlers
    3:47 pm on November 30th, 2011

    The quilt is beautiful, and the waves are very cool.

  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    3:53 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Quilt!…It is HUGE!…snort!…And it’s PURPLE!…zowie!

  51. Masquers
    3:59 pm on November 30th, 2011

    The Quilt is Beautiful!!!

  52. bluecat
    4:20 pm on November 30th, 2011

    The quilt is gorgeous. Lucky Dawson.

    Melanie – thanks.

    The ARC is here. It’s a siren song. Stay tuned…

  53. Masquers
    4:43 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Thanks, Melanie!

  54. Snowhook Bella
    5:12 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Just a quick check in— I did as instructed by Tyb and visited Stormy Kromer’s site to vote for AJ. I saw their facebookie scroll that says they are half way trough the voting period and AJ is not in the lead. I repeat: AJ is not in the lead. Spread the word to vote for AJ once a day, everyday. Wheeze!

  55. Liz
    5:15 pm on November 30th, 2011

    You’re right Bear, i’m lurking, and hi hi again!

    I loved the marshmallow nativity, and the cupcake one. Staff, that quilt looks huge! So much work!!

    Tyb, i clicked the link but it only took me to the login page, not the emails.

    Rebecca, is AJ far off the lead? do you know if he’s a close second??

  56. Melanie
    5:18 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Yikes, AJ is not in the lead? Horrors. . . Must vote, must vote.

    Those on FB, post it up again!

    Glad the packages arrived through the MGs safely.

    Patsy’s beauty day was a success. Will take a picture tomorrow. Black dog in the night? Not a great picture.

  57. Barb & Maggie
    5:45 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Rebecca, Yes, please tell us how close he is, can you tell?

  58. Snowhook Bella
    5:59 pm on November 30th, 2011

    No idea how far back AJ is in the polls. It just said that someone else is in the lead. Ratson fratson!

  59. OleyHowlers
    6:03 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Mom just re-posted the link o her facebookie page.

  60. BearSpiritDog
    6:05 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Hey, Liz! How is your summer going? What are the temperatures there? It is getting cooler here on the Island. Today happens to be one of the rare ones without rain. The Lawn Guy was able to get in one last mow of the season before the frost sets in. We saw the photo of a young Cricket. What a cutie!

  61. Liz
    6:25 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Hey Bear! Very funny weather, it’s chilly here today 🙁 Occasionally we get a really hot day and then back to cold. Better than too hot, i guess. And lots of rain, you’d feel right at home!

  62. Mollypop's Mom
    6:43 pm on November 30th, 2011

    The pendulum waves are on their way to Sam’s Girl at college.

  63. Rose
    7:00 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Greetings All:

    Can’t wait to see Beau’s picture!

    Hey guys, tonight the big Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center gets lit!

  64. Rose
    7:09 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Rebecca: How are Thing #1 and #2 doing? (I know they have names, but I’ve forgotten). Please put their pictures up often, so I can remember.

  65. Melanie
    7:20 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Headed to bed. Long day. Will vote for AJ and do a shout out tomorrow on FB and from the Plunderer’s Page.

    We’ve been getting called EVERY night by some guy from a home security firm and we keep saying no.

    Tonight I asked him why he kept calling when we keep saying no.

    Dude on phone: “We are looking for a demonstration home in your area. We will put in a wireless unit for free and then people will come and look at it.”

    Me: “We have nine Newfoundland dogs here all that weigh over 150 pounds. This would not work with your unit, they would set it off. And people are not going to come in and see this because the Pack lives in the house.”

    Then I hung up. I’m not taking bets on him not calling again. . .


  66. Rose
    7:25 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Staff: The purple quilt is just gorgeous!!! It’s quite large. Who will Dawson be sharing that quilt with??? 🙂

  67. Rose
    7:29 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Rio: Is that Beau’s picture under Chet’s friends?

  68. Barb & Maggie
    7:30 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Doesn’t Dawson have a housemate of the male persuasion?

  69. Staff
    8:07 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Dawson’s quilt is a mid size queen. It measures 89 x 105 inches. Mr.Staff and I had to stand on the retaining wall and hold our hands over our heads in order to get high enough to get the whole thing in the picture. (can you see our little fingers clutching the top of the quilt?)

    Dawson at 5 feet was the photographer.

    Dawson does have a housemate up there in Canada and he has been told to start cleaning as she is on her way home soon. Heh

  70. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:21 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Photo!… Beau has not shown up yet…heh!…Maybe he muffed it and he will not show up Ever…chorkel!… I know he really wants his photo next to the 3 Pugitos…snort!…If he does show up before the stroke of Midnight tonight and wins the December FOM, I will eat my Coat of Many Colors…grunt!

  71. Riö - The Evil Pug
    8:24 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Dawson!…Isn’t she married to a Sailor?…snort!… I always picture Popeye the Sailor Man as her hubby…chuffle!

  72. B.Stover
    8:36 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Is it Dawson’s birthday? (The quilt is magnificant!)

  73. Staff
    8:38 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Rio, it is the Catty Librarian who is married to a sailor. He is a ‘Mate’ Snicker

    BStover, Dawson was one of the many September birthdays. I am late for her birthday but early for Christmas. I consider this a Birthmas present so I am in the middle.

  74. Wookie of Chevy Chase
    9:18 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Staff–The quilt is exquisite, the only thing it is missing is to have been quilt-tested by me.
    Rebecca — Just to let you know, this is a three voter household: mom, dad and grandpa.
    Melanie — I didn’t get a chance to post yesterday, but that is great news regarding Patsy. The key is just to maintain a positive attitude, and I know that is something that Patsy excels at.

  75. Gus and BooBear
    9:35 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Can’t wait to see a pic of Patsy all wonderfluffed! And tomorrow is SiberH’s day at the beauty parlor, oops, doggy spa!

  76. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:47 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Engrossed!…. We are all engrossed in Season One of Damages….snort!….Even Beau is behaving, I doubt he is paying attention, not with all that snoring going on over there…grunt!….Because of the time-line going back and forth from past to present we have to concentrate and actually think about things…heh!

    Spa!….SiberH is off to his Wonderfluff Spa and Bath Boutique tomorrow…heh!snort!heh!….He will smell just like a powder-puff when he gets out of that place….chorkel!

  77. Siber-H
    10:17 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Yark! I finally made it to the blog.
    I voted, but am very unhappy to learn that AJ isn’t in the lead. grump

    About tomorrow…We are suppose to have wind gusts above 65 mph… a high wind warning, in other words. I could go off the grid, I suppose. If I am off the grid, so is the groomer. ha

  78. BearSpiritDog
    10:26 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Rio: How cum you are just now watching the first season of Damages? Didn’t we discuss months ago what a great show it was? Am I dreaming? Is it my bedtime?

  79. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:26 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Storm!….They weather-guys (not Weather-Kat) are saying we here are in for a snow storm tonight…sniff!… I hate that snow. My friend has to drive in it with all those other jerks on the highway to the busy-place….grump!….She hates snow and especially ice..wheeze!….When does Winter end anyways…sniff!

  80. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Bear!… To answer your question about Damages, we didn’t start watching the show until maybe season 2 or 3…snort!…Now after seeing all the goings on of Season One we are not sure how much we missed actually…heh!…We’ve just finished the first 10 episodes…yeep!…Incredible and bizarre!…snort!…She is going to go update our Netflix account to make sure we get the next two DVD’s of the show…whew!

  81. Siber-H
    10:32 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Winter begins Dec. 21 and ends March 21.
    Rio, if you have the wind along with the snow, you will have a blizzard and your friend should not drive in it.

  82. Barb & Maggie
    10:33 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Youse guys drive safe in that storm tomorrow morning.

    We are off to bed. Barb has to work tomorrow and Friday. Later.

  83. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:48 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Wind!….Yeep!…I think she should just stay home and sleep in tomorrow…sniff!…I’m sure she has plenty to do around here…wuffle!

  84. Siber-H
    10:50 pm on November 30th, 2011

    We are turning in also. Rio, if you can, check in with us tomorrow and let us know your friend made it safely to the busy place. I don’t want her to have to drive on snow and ice.
    We are going to the dog park as always in the morning. A little wind never hurt the two-leggeds.

    night all

  85. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Early!…Well, these early mornings have taken a toll on old Beau, he is begging that we all go upstairs and go to bed…heh!…This guy has no idea how long we stay up during baseball season…snort!…Maybe by then he will be acclaimated to our ways…sniff!…Goodnight all!

  86. Masquers
    10:54 pm on November 30th, 2011

    Rio: Tell her to stay home if she can. Looks like snow tonight and all day tomorrow, accompanied by a wind chill. Could pile up in some spots. Take care my friend.

    Siber (and Barb who just signed off) Simon & Schuster offered a sampling of Rin Tin Tin. What we read was interesting, although not much of it about Rinty. Maybe Mom will try to pick it up at the library. Looks like pretty quick reading.

    Signing off here too.

  87. C. Harris
    12:02 am on December 1st, 2011

    BearSpiritDog: I am happy that you love the fur flowers; I loved them to and it had to be something really special for me to donate them. I had sent Melanie extra fur flowers so I think something else might be coming up at a later date. The fur flowers are made from lynx, mink, rabbit and fox and, no, I did not make them myself but bought them locally.

  88. Gus and BooBear
    12:04 am on December 1st, 2011

    Good night all.

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