I’m There! (Sort Of!)

“Hey,” Bernie said, “the AKC has released its list of the ten most popular breeds for 2009.” He read them out: Labrador Retriever, German Shepherd, Yorkshire Terrier, Golden Retriever, Beagle, Boxer, Bulldog, Dachshund, Poodle, Shih Tzu.

I thought: so what?

Then Bernie said, “You’re on here, big guy – more than once.” My tail started wagging. More than once? Not too shabby.

And it must be Sunday. How do I know? Elvis gospel on the radio. Have I mentioned already about Milky White Way being our favorite? Why not mention it again? There’s this whole riff Bernie has about that song, something about the Trumpeteers. I’ll leave that out this time.

Note to Rio from Spence: saw your very nice comment on Chet’s very first post, Inauguration Day. Many thanks – and happy birthday and best wishes to your dad.



Tags: , , ,

This entry was posted on Sunday, January 31st, 2010 at 8:38 am and is filed under Chet The Dog. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

14 Responses to “I’m There! (Sort Of!)”

  1. B. Stover
    4:04 am on January 31st, 2010

    As Bernie said in THAT, "They broke the mold." You're the best Chet!

  2. Melanie
    4:18 am on January 31st, 2010

    Before we had the Newf pack, my dog was a shelter dog. A mix between German Shepherd and a Rottie?? Maybe?? Needless to say, she was a sleek brown dog with lighter brown eyebrows and the biggest straightest ears in the east! There was a "dog show" in our town and costumes were the THING. So I took Clara and around her neck had a radar screen. Those ears had to be pulling in something. The judges had no clue what I was doing, the awards went to cute dogs in teeshirts and tutus.

    Once again, my sense of humor is way off for most people. My children think I'm just very strange. I told them it genes work both ways and I got it from them.

    Clara was a great dog. Thanks for letting me remember her, Chet!

  3. Cosmo
    6:38 am on January 31st, 2010

    Hey Chet, you know we'd love you no matter if you're on that list or not – you rock! I'm on there as a beagle, but my basset part isn't, like you say, who cares! Melanie, can you get strangeness both ways from your pack?

  4. abbiethekitty
    6:49 am on January 31st, 2010

    Hey Chet,

    Could you talk to Spence for me?

    I tried to find the first blog in your tags. I had a great time looking at prior posts but never did find the first one. How about adding a link call Inauguration Day? Unless Obama's Inauguration Day was the first post? I did see that one under the Obama tag.

    Some of us cats who came in later (October'09) would like to see what they missed.

    Abbie the Kitty

  5. Chet The Dog
    7:35 am on January 31st, 2010

    Yes, A the K, Obama's inauguration day was the first post.

  6. AbbietheKitty
    1:30 pm on January 31st, 2010

    Hey Mollypop!

    I would like to be your friend. I have been friends with a

    Pheasant so maybe I can be friends with a Dog too. Of course I was friends with the pheasant with a glass door between us. Pheasants peck really hard. He liked to patrol our yard and chase people (and cats) out of the yard. I am not allowed out in the yard so it was OK with me.

    This is a picture of George the Pheasant. Staff named him George because, they said, he strutted around like a king. He is watching Alice Johnson, the other cat in this house. Alice is pretty sneaky and George must have known that because he liked to keep an eye on her.

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1264980606-small geo and alice.jpg[/img]

  7. Sadie
    1:51 pm on January 31st, 2010

    wow – me and mom didn’t realize that there were this many posts! now she’ll never meet any deadlines… just read the st. lucia stuff…why didn’t mom think to keep pressing that button? pretty cool you are on the dog list several times, chet – and cosmo your dudes got listed too – fantastic! mel, clara sounds like she was a best bud and had a great sense of humor, we bet you and the newfi’s have a lot of fun! (thinking of that giant ball….) bc’s didn’t get on the list and mom says that is probably a good thing. -s

    2:08 pm on January 31st, 2010

    It's great to be number one. I live with two smelly cats, but I've handled the problem

    well. Each morning I lick them clean, so they will not stink. It's a trick I learned all by

    myself. I try one more to send a picture. I don't think it worked.

    [img ]http://chetthedog.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/1264982836-for irma – 1.JPG[/img]

  9. Debbie LM
    2:54 pm on January 31st, 2010

    Hey guys got to go to the Basketball game yesterday and see our friend Jack, the bulldog (also on "the" list.) The first fan – aka President Obama was there also there in attendance (he couldn't officially root for either team but Jack told me he was sure he must have been pulling for G'town.)

  10. Mollypop
    3:39 pm on January 31st, 2010

    I’m on the list! A poodle! I am such a big fierce dog.

    Abbie the Kitty and Gus and BooBear – I want to be your friend too. I really like cats even though they smell just a little bit funny, but great right after they have finished a fish dinner. But hey, we could all play together. And now I have this special yellow ticket around my neck AND I’m on the favorite dogs list.

    Mom says I sort of have papers to prove I’m a poodle – can’t people see that – but there’s a problem because I ate them when they were left sitting on the kitchen counter.

  11. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:53 pm on January 31st, 2010

    "No surprise that Pugs aren't on the list."

    My friend just finished your book Chet. She's pissed about something…mmmmmm….

    "I know exactly where you belong and if you ever run away again.. thats it! You are going to be sent away to the Rio Loco Ranch forever..FOREVER!" I have no idea.. but it sounds really bad.

  12. Rebecca Rice
    5:42 pm on January 31st, 2010

    I love that picture of George the pheasant and Alice Johnson– lookit that predatory squint! You can just tell the pheasant would get it if it weren't for that screen door!

  13. AbbietheKitty
    6:12 pm on January 31st, 2010

    I don't know Rebecca. Alice may have been licking her lips, but George was pretty feisty. He was sure the farmyard belonged to him.

    One day he threatened the guy delivering gas and oil to our farm. He stood about 20 feet in front of the giant truck and stared it down.

    The driver was quite amused. George chased him into the barn. He wasn't hurt though. He said he wore high heavy boots so a pheasant's pecks didn't put holes in his legs.

    I am pretty sure George thought he was the jail guard at that door, and Alice was his prisoner.


  14. Komunitas Anjing
    12:38 am on April 24th, 2011

    Health is very very valuable! Thanks for your information about this! Can I save it for my information?

The Books

powered by wordpress | site by michael baker digital