Live Twitter 1-2 Today (Eastern Time Zone)

Today Spence is doing a live tweetchat on Twitter, the hashtag, whatever that is, being #chatss. Not #chetss, which is kind of confusing. Here’s something (among others) that Spence isn’t very good at though you might not guess: typing! And tweeting is typing! So – big challenge for the poor guy.

Bernie says there’s been some discussion about my very first post, so here it is. Also, to Gus and BooBear – yes, we’re big Marty Robbins fans over here, love the Gunfighter Ballads. Sometimes, Bernie says, we’re pretty close to living that life! Except – he always says – the dry washes weren’t dry back then. Bernie worries a lot about the aquifer, in case that hasn’t come up already.




Inauguration Day. Don’t know what that means, exactly, but Bernie’s been glued to the TV all day. Bernie and I run the Little Detective Agency. I’ll get into that some other time. The only interesting thing I picked up from the TV is that those two little girls want one of my guys to join their family, my guys meaning a member of what Bernie calls the nation within the nation, namely dogs. Anyway, a great idea! I can’t join their family myself, of course – much too busy and besides, we’re a team, me and Bernie – but I’ve spent some time in the pound and know there are plenty of good candidates there. By the way, just in case you got the idea I can talk, I can’t (and wouldn’t even want to). But I can think, better believe it!



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52 Responses to “Live Twitter 1-2 Today (Eastern Time Zone)”

  1. Cosmo
    3:49 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Thanks for posting that first post Chet! We read "Dog On It" when it first came out, but didn't join this blog family until last fall – so it's neat to see the first post. Mom and me are going to try the chat today. We just signed up last night for twitter as "Susanbethstudio" (Mom's blog). We hope us newbs can figure it out, can't wait!

  2. Melanie
    4:19 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Okay so now I have to find #ChatSS

    I can do this. I can do this. I can do this. I can do this.

  3. Cosmo
    5:01 am on February 2nd, 2010

    melanie, on chet's twitter page there's a link for the #chatss and it brings you to the page – hopefully it's the right one! We looked for Newfsrule to follow you last night but it didn't come up, will try again. I reiterate your chant!

  4. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:25 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Gruff! … I can't get on Twitter, nor do I want to. But I have a very big favor to ask. If someone happens to ask an interesting question and Spence is somehow able to type out an answer, can you copy and paste the question/answer on this page so those of us who will be missing it will be able to see some of it? Any volunteers?

  5. Cosmo
    7:04 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Cosmo's on it!!! Mom is pretty much glued to the computer half the day

  6. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:05 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Cosmo! .. Snort!… I love you.

  7. Cosmo
    7:09 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Back at ya bud!

  8. Melanie
    7:10 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Thank you oh great Cosmo!

  9. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:22 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Cosmo!… Ask Spence a question where he has to spell "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"… heh heh…

  10. Chet The Dog
    7:34 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Rio! You're bad!

  11. Cosmo
    7:34 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Ooooo, there's that evil streak!

  12. Melanie
    8:17 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Well, I'm sort of a techie. I can lurk on the chat site, but not put anything on.

    He's finished book three, there's a surprising animal friend named Peanut.

  13. Melanie
    8:21 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Rio, Spencer is calling the 3rd book "To Bark, Perchance To Bite, but it's not firm yet.

  14. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:22 am on February 2nd, 2010

    What!? … has it started?? whats going on???

  15. Cosmo
    8:24 am on February 2nd, 2010

    I'm trying to ask some questions, and they're not coming up, Melanie do you know if there's just so much traffic, like calling into a radio contest or I may be doing something wrong?

  16. Melanie
    8:25 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Yes, it's started. People are chatting. I can't chat. Have no idea why.

    Sort of cool though. Feel like I'm listening through a keyhole.

  17. Cosmo
    8:25 am on February 2nd, 2010

    I AM SO frustrated, the same fan just posted two questions in succession, what am I doing wrong????

  18. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:27 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Time lapse? … is there a waiting list of questions, maybe? dunno.. don't twitter, tweet or twat. grrrr…

  19. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:30 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Cool! I knew it! I knew it!

  20. Melanie
    8:31 am on February 2nd, 2010

    His sense of humor seems to be like Chet's he just told a joke.

    What did the duck say to the horse?

    Why the long face?

  21. Cosmo
    8:33 am on February 2nd, 2010

    I've just about given up, already half way thu I've tried to post about 15X, nothing works, nobody else answers. Rio, someone else asked what breeds Chet is and Spence referred back to this blog!

  22. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:35 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Aaaagh.. Maybe the holdup is Spence's bad typing. Imagine all the questions he's being pummeled with. heh heh..

  23. Cosmo
    8:43 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Yay we're on, have to sign onto Twitterchat!

  24. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:45 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Ya! Cosmo!…now the fun will begin!

  25. Melanie
    8:52 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Rio, I figured it out. Jeez. People want Chet to get a girlfriend and Bernie and Susie stay together. Spencer leaves us up in the air about Chet, but "New adventures for them in to Bark, Perchance to Bite.


  26. Melanie
    9:01 am on February 2nd, 2010

    It would have been nice to have big letters that said "USE #CHATSS" in the thing.

    Of course, most people are more tech minded than I am.

    People (plus Susan) are trying to get him to come for book tours.

  27. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:06 am on February 2nd, 2010

    hmmm… I don't know guys. The way Melanie's quote sounds, he means he would do the opposite of what I want. hmmmmphf.

  28. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:39 am on February 2nd, 2010

    Okay!… Here's what we learned in 2 hours:

    * The third book is finished!!

    * The third book might be called, "To Bark, Perchance to Bite".

    * Chet is based on a bit of Spence. Luckily, not the part that doesn't know his way around a keyboard.

    * Spence likes to tell animal jokes.

    * 17 books have been translated into other languages. Don't know if "Kat" is on that list.

    * Chet will Definitely NOT have a girlfriend.

    * A not so small animal friend named Peanut will make an entrance.

  29. Megan
    1:01 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    OMG! Thanks Rio, Melanie, and Cosmo! I know so much now! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Did he say when the book'll be coming out?! Don't keep us waiting!

  30. Megan
    1:02 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    oh yeah, and the book name sounds cool. Don't know what it means, neither does Megan, nor I, did I say me already? I'm losing it! Anyways, what does it mean?

  31. Cosmo
    1:13 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Hi Megan & All, Mom can type one post before making dinner, no one can believe how much she was on that computer today! Anyway, she has the chat history from her new twitter page, but it only shows answers, so a lot of it won't make sense. But she did remember that Spencer said the new book will be out sometime this year. The meaning of the book title didn't come up, but we all know that Chet sometimes gets that itchy feeling in his teeth! Also, We told Spencer we were worried about Chet and he said he might post the biospy results from book 3, to ease our minds (or shut us up!). Paws crossed & tailwags, Cosmo

    ps – will post more info as we remember it!

  32. Rio - The Evil Pug
    1:25 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Third!.. When will the third book be out?? Does he say?? ooooo…this is so hard not being there! grrrrr…

  33. Melanie
    1:26 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Ah, I’m not the only one having trouble getting on!!

  34. Melanie
    1:28 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Rio, he was asked if Chet is like Audrey but he says, “Chet’s based on nobody – except maybe me to an extent”

  35. Melanie
    1:37 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Well, obviously this blog is the place to be!

  36. Melanie
    1:39 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Some one wants to know about the books being translated into other languages. Then Spencer says 17 so far. But not sure if that is really what post was about.
    Less see that would be dog, squirrel, cat . . . since Chet and Princess never really understood each other completely, do you think that show dogs have an accent?

  37. Melanie
    1:43 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Cosmo’s owner just figured it out. Wish I could.

  38. Rio - The Evil Pug
    1:54 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Girl friend! … I don’t want Chet to get a girl friend. That would be annoying.

  39. Mollypop
    1:57 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    I caught up with the Tweets after it was all over by clicking first on the "Follow Twitter" next to the blog. Then on the next page that comes up, click on #chatss. This will get all tweets with apostrophes looking like '

  40. Melanie
    1:57 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Rio, Spencer says “I’ll try to remember and do the opposite re Rio.”

    I told him Rio didn’t approve of the girlfriend idea.

  41. Cosmo
    1:57 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Spencer says he’ll heed your advice!

  42. Cosmo
    1:58 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Oh, Melanie, you beat me to it, glad you made the chat just in time!

  43. Gus & BooBear
    2:02 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Gez, Mollypop, that made no sense at all to us! Was that Greek? Cats aren't known to be that computer savvy (maybe AbbietheKitty is, but not us…or our mom).

    But thanks to Rio the EP for the outline…that helped bunches.

    And Mollypop, we're going to try to follow your directions to see where that leads us.

  44. Melanie
    2:05 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Rio, people trying to figure out what kind of animal Peanut is going to be. Cosmo’s human though small, but Spencer says guess again.
    If we go to the other spectrum and think large and think Peanut??

    An Elephant?

  45. Cosmo
    2:08 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Phew! Wow that was fun! Melanie, glad you figured it out, if only it had said you had to sign into “tweet chat” we would’ve been fine – but it turned out great. I saved the whole chat in my bookmarks. Not sure if Chet is going to post it here, but I’ll try to post a link, everyone else here would love to see it. Hope that’s OK chet!

  46. Cosmo
    2:11 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Here’s the link from another page

    I guess the peanut thing is like calling a bald guy Curly!

  47. Gus & BooBear
    2:26 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    WOW!! Way to advanced for us cats. Later we’ll try to link with one of you that has the whole chat. That made us fuzzy minded!

  48. B. Stover
    2:56 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Excellent! Thanks all of you. The third book title is, of course, influenced by Hamlet: "To sleep: perchance to dream" from the "To be or not to be" soliloquy. Interesting.

    I think Chet and Princess understood one another very well. Anyway, thanks again.

  49. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:44 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Ahem!….Big thanks to the volunteer recruits on the team of spies that gathered crucial information today. The whole thing was a quickly but elegantly planned mission. I was here at Headquarters, directing and questioning the two well-trained spies who risked everything today.

    Paws up for Cosmo and Melanie. (probably not their real names). They were able to infiltrate the Twitter Minefield and crack the complicated code during the final minutes of crucial and intense interrogations of the well-known author. Through teamwork and determination we were able to bring back much needed information to all our guys in the field. All of you should all be proud of the efforts displayed today.

    Commando Rio. (probably not my real name)

  50. AbbietheKitty
    5:33 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    Thank you commando Rio, agents Melanie and Cosmo. You were wonderful in the crunch. I am impressed. When I got home tonight I joined twitter but haven't a clue what to do now. I hope that I will be able to join in a chat later on in the year when I don't have to work all day.

    I do know that I am following ChetTheDog but I didn't follow anyone else. What a crazy thing twitter is.



  51. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:49 pm on February 2nd, 2010

    A-Kat!… It's obvious we need more Intel on Twitter. Anything you can learn would be quite an advantage to our team. But remember, we can't protect you – you will be a Lone Wolf out there, until we can get funding for "Underdogs Who Want to Tweet".

    Be careful, report back to Cosmo. He's usually the sober one.

  52. Gus & BooBear
    1:46 am on February 3rd, 2010

    How cool it would be to part of that undercover team! We'll probably just be able to spy on the spies as they report back to Commander R the EP (we're sure not his real name)!!

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