Hockey (From Thereby Hangs A Tail)

I’d been in the Metro Arena once, back before the hockey team left town, me and Bernie working on a case involving some crazed fan. Hockey: the strangest game I’ve ever seen, made no sense, plus all the fans turned out to be crazed and we maybe didn’t even end up finding the right one and clearing the case, which hardly ever happens. Also, I got to go on the ice, supposedly a treat. Ice! Once was enough, let me tell you. Plus the players smelled very bad and the puck was none too tasty.

From Admin: There’s a rumor that someone in the comments section remembered the hockey scene and wants a treat. The vote here was 3-1 in favor, and therefore that someone is asked to remind us about the treat when pub date for book 3 nears.


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44 Responses to “Hockey (From Thereby Hangs A Tail)”

  1. Melanie
    3:17 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Commander Rio, I bow to your excellent memory. I also add my vote to the 3 -1 which makes it better than three to one, but not remembering how to do math either.

    Sorry, Chet, I should have KNOW that you would have tried a hockey puck. The problem is my reading. I should go ssssslllllllloooooooowwwwwwlllllllyyyyy to get every bit of info out of your books.

    Of course, the memory thing would still be a problem.

  2. Mollypop
    3:31 am on February 22nd, 2010

    My paw is up – add my vote to whatever that number is.

  3. B. Stover
    3:48 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Excellent! Congratulations Rio.

  4. Gus & BooBear
    4:36 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Way to go Rio! Anyone want to take the bet that the 1 against is from Admin? Bernie, Chet and Spence have to be the ayes!

  5. Gus & BooBear
    4:45 am on February 22nd, 2010

    ALSO!!! Rio, perhaps Admin will give you the publish date so you can put a notice on your calendar to send in the reminder. Admin doesn't have to know you would tell the rest of us on your special ops team (even though we haven't had any assignments…we kind of figured you were timid of giving Kats any special, undercover work since Alice Johnson is such a problem)

  6. Mollypop
    4:54 am on February 22nd, 2010

    G&BB et al – The whole bunch of you would be very useful. You might be able to distract Alice with a toy mouse so our mission can continue unimpeded.

    When Cmdr. Rio wakes up I bet he will see how well this could work.

  7. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:05 am on February 22nd, 2010


  8. Barb & Maggie
    5:23 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Paw-bumps for Rio. MagPie

  9. jenifer dawson
    5:25 am on February 22nd, 2010


    I'm flabbergasted.


  10. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:57 am on February 22nd, 2010


  11. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:26 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Mmmm!…So that is what Writers Block feels like!… Snort!

    WooooHOOOO!… Guys!… we have to find out when that Book 3 comes out!…Grunt!… but right now my Pug brain is not putting things together… Gruff!… I’m just way to HAPPY!…Sniff!… and that’s not like me at all!…Snort!

  12. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:49 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Golly!…Spence!…if you ever stop in at the Tattered Cover…snort!…I would definitely come by and have you sign my book AGAIN!…Gruff!…skipping…I'm skipping!…

  13. Diane
    7:11 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Wojo's Granny here!

    Rebecca has been under the weather again – flu this time. Wojo has been trying to get the cats to play…. They are not amused.


  14. Siberian Husky
    7:41 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Congratulations Rio! Pugs must have better memories than Huskies, but I promise I will remember to remind admin. that you have a signed copy of book number three comming to you.

    I have waited to read Thereby Hangs a Tail for the second time. Today would be a good day to start reading it again. I need some fun and cheering up. It is snowing like the blazes outside, but is it sticking to the ground-no, no, no. A guy can't frolic in the snow if there is no snow on the ground to frolic in.

  15. Siberian Husky
    7:50 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Very glad to hear that both Cosmo and Wojo are okay. Wojo could come here and play with me. I know what it is like when moms are under the weather-life gets very boring.

  16. abbie the kitty
    7:55 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Whooo Hoooo! Way to go Rio!!! I salute you.

    Congratulations on your success!!!

    I see that Dawson chickie is speechless. (As were you, tee hee.)

    Abbie the Kitty

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  17. Siberian Husky
    7:57 am on February 22nd, 2010

    We wish Wojo's mom a speedy recovery!

  18. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:03 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Wow!…Thats ALOT of Kat!…snort!

    [ thanks everyone for your kind and awesome support! ]

  19. abbie the kitty
    8:19 am on February 22nd, 2010

    This is Abbie's staff.

    I admit I agree with you Rio. She is alot of Kat! Whenever I see that picture it makes me think of an English gentleman wearing a suit and a vest and having a gold watch chain stretched across his neatly vested tummy.

    I don't know why. I just get that picture.

    Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. – Robert A. Heinlein

  20. Mollypop
    8:19 am on February 22nd, 2010

    The picture is of A-Kat but it's really that Alice again.

    Siber-H: I don't think we've heard from Cosmo. Did he get sent on a mission?

    Rio: Commander, you can slobber all day if you like but tomorrow we have to get down to business. Alice is taking advantage!

    G&BB et al: Do you have those toy mice?

  21. Rebecca Rice
    8:56 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Good job Rio!!! That's wonderful– good memory!

    Wojo and I are playing a little game while I try to catch up on all the stuff I didn't get to while I was flat on my back for three days. The game goes like this:

    I am sitting at my desk, theoretically working.

    Wojo nudges my arm, hand, shoulder, side, knee, and any other part of me he can reach with his tennis ball until he messes up whatever I'm doing with my mouse hand enough to persuade me.

    I take the tennis ball, which is well-lubricated, and move to the doorway, about three steps. I have to climb over the dog bed, which takes a sec. I bounce or hurl the ball away from me as best I can. Wojo goes careening after it, knocking over anything not heavy enough to withstand a little careening.

    I climb cumbersomely back over the dog bed to my desk chair, sit down, scoot it in, put my hand on the mouse, and–

    Wojo nudges my arm with the ball.

    We're both getting an amazing amount done, I can tell you.

  22. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    9:02 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Commander Rio. Let me add my congratulations as well. It's a real honor and privilege to serve under you.

    Mollypop — Cosmo did check in last night (see yesterday's post). He's fine, but real busy and a little tired (see nice photos).

    All in all, all is well in the universe and within the nations within nations (covering dogs and kats both). We can even have a toast to that. Slurp. Wookie

  23. Gus & BooBear
    9:03 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Wojo is just way happy you're better!! Life gets boring when our humans can't put our needs first. Sounds like Wojo and Chet have that fetch thing in common!

    Still waiting on a report from Cosmo!!

  24. Gus & BooBear
    9:06 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Hey, guys…what was Spence's other name? Mom went to B&N looking for 1 of his books but couldn't remember his name (DUH) and since she's at work, she can't spend alot of time looking at the past posts for his "other" name. Any help out there? Thanks!


  25. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:15 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Molly!… For some reason, I don’t think that is Alice…Grunt!…she would have to be wearing a lot of padding underneath (even with a cleverly designed Kat-Suit) to pull that off! … Snort!… Remember, Alice is an Anorexic Super-Model Spy.

    Uh-oh!…Wookie is hitting the bottle again….Drat!… I never should have encouraged him to have a couple of Martinis!… mmmmm!

  26. Mollypop
    9:29 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Rio – the picture is A-Kat but the post is from Alice!

    The Kat in that picture is definitely equal to 3 5-pound bags of potatoes in the supermarket. That's A-Kat. But in the post, some Kat says "I see that Dawson chickie is speechless. (As were you, tee hee.)"

    I'm sorry, but our sweet AbbietheKitty just doesn't talk like that. Alice is up to her old tricks as usual. I'm still wearing the glasses. She may have you mesmerized.

  27. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:53 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Molly!…Alice does have a way of fooling me more often than I care to admit!…wheeze!… Maybe we should all put our glasses on…mmmm!… And sit very quietly….growl!!!…Cause Something Wicked This Way Comes!…

  28. B. Stover
    10:07 am on February 22nd, 2010

    G&BB: If you click on the red Peter on the right side of this blog (just under the Facebook sign) you will get to Spence's aka site with book titles listed.

  29. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:47 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Aka!…Speaking of “Other” books….Grunt!… we here ordered 4 of Abrahams’ books….Snort!Snort! Can’t wait to see what this guy is made of….mmmm!… Anybody have any favorites?…Snort!

  30. Lexi
    11:01 am on February 22nd, 2010

    MY BIRTHDAY IS TOMORROW! I'LL BE A YEAR OLD! And I just made an escape when mommy, billy(mommy's son), and daddy came home, I bolted through the door and they chased me. But they got me 5 minutes later. I was SO close! Anyone bolted before?? Isn't it great!? It's like superchase!

  31. jenifer dawson
    11:07 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Abbie or Alice: For the Love of Pete(r Abrahams)! stop calling me chickie. Nothing could be more inaccurate.

    Rio: Yikes. If you ever try to kiss me again…well…something bad will happen. If I must be slobbered upon by your kind, at least let it be one of the Newfs.

    However, I am thrilled that you get to experience happiness, everyone should.

    I'm happy that Cosmo and Wojo's Mom are back.

    The cocky Canadians are stunned they lost the hockey game last night. Flabbergasted!

  32. abbie the kitty
    11:26 am on February 22nd, 2010

    ~Oh Jenifer Dawson,

    But I like calling you the Dawson chickie.

    I suppose you want to be called my little sister.


    (And that was Abbie up above. Alice would never "tee hee". She "heh heh heh's")

    Staff, who ought to know.

  33. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:27 am on February 22nd, 2010

    Dawson!…I can't remember exactly why I wanted to slobber all over you yesterday!…Snort!… I think it might have…grunt!… been because you said something nice …Grump!…I could be wrong.

    Hmmmphf!… I hear the Canadians have a tough road ahead of them!… Hooray!

  34. Siberian Husky
    12:28 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    Rio; Mom's favorite book so far by that other dude is "Their Wildest Dreams" He's a very good writer and it is extremely difficult to put his books down. She is not reading his books one after the other-it's something about wanting to make his stack of books last longer.

    I almost feel sorry for the Canadians. Hockey is so important to them and it isn't to most of us. I'm into hockey about as much as Chet is. Dog mushing should be a Olympic Winter sport.

  35. Rio - The Evil Pug
    1:01 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    Grunt!…I have no sympathy at all for the Canadian Team.… Snort!… They blew it!…heh!

    Groan!…I hope Agent Wookie isn’t making drinking Martinis his Olympic sport!….

  36. Melanie
    1:23 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    We've read Nerve Damage. Very good. Trying to figure out just who was in on the whole plot???

    have ordered 3 more.

  37. Gus & BooBear
    1:37 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    Thank you, B.Stover !!

  38. Siberian Husky
    2:14 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    Lexi: Happy Birthday tomorrow!!! A little advice from a more mature guy–Don't bolt. It is dangerous, and it makes nervous wrecks of your folks. I know that I am not the most credible one to give this kind of advice because my tribe is famous for doing things like bolting, but we want you to stay safe.

  39. Rio - The Evil Pug
    2:35 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    Sweet!…Both of the books mentioned above was on our shopping list!…Snort!… I have a feeling that there isn't really a bad choice to be made…Grunt!…when it comes to Mr. Abrahams…Gruff!

  40. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:36 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    Snort!… I wonder why Spence can’t be more like Mr. Abrahams….Wow!… I got a look at that guy and he is Tall, Good Looking and I bet very Charming indeed. Then we have Spence…[snicker!]…short, small little guy, can’t remember Jack! …Grunt!… doesn’t type worth a crap! ….Growl!… lets his Admin bully him…[snicker!]… and on top of it all has Pointed Head Syndrome….Gosh!…One has to Wonder!… wheeze!….how do these two entities exist together? … Snort!… its beyond me!… It’s an enigma!

  41. jenifer dawson
    4:32 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    I found 4 (Chet, that's 2 and 2 again) Peter A. books while I was out of town last week. (We have no book store in my town) "Nerve Damage", "End of Story", a 12 year old "A Perfect Crime" and "Down the Rabbit Hole" which is for "Young Readers" and I'll probably read Rabbit Hole first because Stephen King says there is a "great dog" in it. I'm a bit worried the others' are going to be too suspenseful for my fragile heart.

    Abbie: Maybe Dawson chickie is okay…from the above you can see I'm a chicken. And little sister doesn't seem much better, although judging from your picture, I am a bit smaller. Zip

  42. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:20 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    Dawson!…baaaack!..baaaack!…go check your eggs…SNORT!… I’m ready for some good old Modern, Terrifying, Mind Altering, Outta this World Shocking, Good vs Evil sensations… wheeze!… and Twists! I need Twists!…Grunt!… and then I need Gut Wrenching!, and Nerve Wracking and Spell Binding, and Blind Siding Mystery…whew!… Do you think one author, within 2 entities, is capable of All this???… Snort!… time will tell….mmmmm!

  43. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:32 pm on February 22nd, 2010

    Guys!… a plan is forming on how to get the Pub Date!…Grunt!…I can not divulge anything as yet…Snort!… I will be tied up in some “X-File” type meetings for quite some time tomorrow…Sniff!… so please go about your business as usual… Snort!…And if you attempt to play Jeopardy with Stover!….snort!…Just remember, she will beat the Pants and Feathers off of you!..and then Tar them back on to you!.. yikes!

  44. Olivia Smith
    2:51 pm on January 25th, 2011

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