More Dental Care: From Thereby Hangs A Tail

“You’re smart,” the sheriff said, a bit louder. “You can figure it out.”

“That’s not going to work, Earl,” Bernie said. “Try some – “ Bernie’s cell phone rang. He answered. “Janie? Have to call you back. Kind of busy right – “

He listened. I could just hear the sound of Janie’s voice – one of my favorite voices – but couldn’t make out what she was saying. Have I mentioned Janie? She’s the best groomer in the Valley, has a great business with a great business plan: Janie’s Pet Grooming Service – We Pick Up and Deliver. Loved Janie, and she hadn’t picked me up in way too long. She even brushes my teeth! The fun we have with that, let me tell you.

Was there something about Patsy Cline down at the bottom part? We’re big fans, me and Bernie. Lately he’s been listening to that song of hers He Called Me Baby Baby a lot. He says she died in the same plane crash as Hawkshaw Hawkins. Lonesome 77203 – that’s another favorite.

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22 Responses to “More Dental Care: From Thereby Hangs A Tail”

  1. Mollypop
    5:01 am on March 11th, 2010

    Wooks – Those quilters had a lot of quilts to make in one day. Did they get frantic near the end and start throwing spools of thread and quilt batting at each other?

  2. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:08 am on March 11th, 2010

    Patsy!…Kline died in a plane crash?… sniff!… my Patsy Kline??? … oooohhh noooo!… groan!… I will never get to ride in her pick-up truck… sob!…. never get to enjoy her big furry warmness… snorkel!… gulp!… and I was so very happy when I woke up this morning…slobber! … it can’t be true… it just can’t be… sob!

  3. B. Stover
    5:37 am on March 11th, 2010

    Of course, it depends,Chet, how you define "fun" but I can't imagine that you like having your teeth brushed.

    Sorry, Rio, but Patsy Cline died in 1963. Here's info on her from Wikipedia:

  4. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:08 am on March 11th, 2010

    Stover!…. that’s not My Patsy Kline!…snort!… my Patsy is out on Friends of Chet in her pick-up truck!… grunt!… she’s a gorgeous Aussie!… thank God she’s still alive!… mmmmm… check her out! …whew!

  5. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:02 am on March 11th, 2010

    March 11th!…. this is the big big day!…. we’ve been waiting for this day Forever!….snort!…. tonight we are going to go see Jeff Dunham perform!….wow!… I’m so excited!…. I get to go too!… grunt!… they are going to dress me up as one of Jeff’s puppets!… snort!… and sneak me into the Event Center!…grump!… I will endure that, but only because it’s to see Jeff Freakin’ Dunham!… whoooooo!

  6. Mollypop
    7:32 am on March 11th, 2010

    Rio – Pictures please!

  7. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:42 am on March 11th, 2010
  8. Siberian Husky
    8:00 am on March 11th, 2010

    We're still on the subject of teeth, huh? This is starting to make me nervous. Bernie should be brushing Chet's teeth every day, not just when he goes to the groomer. I talk big, don't I? There was a long article in our newspaper a week ago about brushing your dog's teeth, and there are how-to videos on the internet. I refuse to read the article or watch the videos.

  9. Siberian Husky
    8:05 am on March 11th, 2010

    That was quick Rio–Have fun tonight!

  10. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:14 am on March 11th, 2010

    Crazy Fun!….I can’t believe I am going to get to see this guy in person!… snort!… and all his puppets!… grunt!… he is The Best Ventriloquist ever!… HA!… and really really funny!… wheeze!…. you can catch him on the Comedy Channel sometimes….whoooo!

  11. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:32 am on March 11th, 2010
  12. Mollypop
    9:32 am on March 11th, 2010

    Rio – I'm waiting to see the picture of you dressed as one of the puppets in order to sneak you in.

  13. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:56 am on March 11th, 2010

    Puppets!… which one should I goes as??….grunt!… from the second photo going Left to Right their names are, Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Bubba J, Peanut, and Jose Jalapeno on a Stick…. Wheeze!… he’s got some others too… grunt!… Sweet Daddy Dee is in the first photo… snort!

  14. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:10 am on March 11th, 2010

    Gasp!… The excitement keeps building!… snort!…. We will be leaving with other friends in about 1 ½ hours or so… gruff!… Jeff has joked about owning a Prius before in his older routines… snort!… I can only imagine what he will be saying about them tonight!… heh…it’s really all I can think about today!… wheeze!…We’ve had the tickets since last November….grunt!… I was threatened with my life if I even got near them… gulp!… I would never chew on them or anything like that!…snarf!…my teeth don’t come together so good… cough!… so I don’t chew…snicker… I just swallow things whole!

  15. AbbietheKitty
    3:30 pm on March 11th, 2010


    When Rio leaves the room it gets awfully quiet!

    Howdy all


  16. Melanie
    3:57 pm on March 11th, 2010

    Hey AbbietheKitty,

    Just back from the local high school's one act competition play. Never liked reading Theater Absurd, but they did a great job on The Bald Soprano. Was great seeing it, not reading it. I like a plot in what I read!

    Speaking of which, I just finished Delusions by that other guy. Good job!

  17. AbbietheKitty
    4:10 pm on March 11th, 2010

    Hey Melanie,

    I just spent 4 days reading the Ingrid series. I really liked them and I liked his writing too. I am getting the courage up to try some of his 'adult' fiction.

    I do like the way he writes. I am not someone who knows all the buzzwords, but PA comes straight at you with none of the broody whiny complaining that I find a lot of contemporary writers seem to favor.

    I like people who do things and don't waste my time thinking about doing things.

    Ingrid is right out there. She just goes for 'it' and has been really lucky so far. Lots of stuff happening in her life though.

    Her 'grampy' is a wonderful character. I really like the police chief and his son Joey too. They are the most real besides Ingrid. And, of course, Nigel her dog, is great. Definitly not a Chet though. (no one else is, only you Chet!)


    I hope he continues to write about her.

  18. Siberian Husky
    4:43 pm on March 11th, 2010

    I hope Rio is having a good time. He can tell us about it tomorrow.

    I am saving "The Fan" and "End of Story" by that other guy to read till the Iditarod is over with. My memory is no better than Chets, but I don't think anyone here has mentioned reading those books yet.

    It is sooo quiet without Rio.

    Goodnight Everyone!

  19. Melanie
    4:53 pm on March 11th, 2010

    AbbietheKitty: I have not yet read the Ingrid series. Looking forward to it. I have to agree about the broody whiny complaining. Heard enough of that when my children were angsting (love that made up word) teenagers.

    Siberian Husky: I too am following the Iditarod. I'm concerned about "Whitey" the three year old missing from Savidis team. I hope they find him soon. They have people out looking for him.

    I'm following nine different teams and having a great time. None of them have scratched yet.

    Getting tired, off to bed.

  20. AbbietheKitty
    4:59 pm on March 11th, 2010

    Good night Gracie

    I am off to bed too.

    Good night Zippy! Sleep well

  21. dawson
    6:09 pm on March 11th, 2010


    It was a good day. Read Dog On It to Chapter 19 to Lonnie and Gord. Gord has stopped rolling his eyes while I'm reading and may be hooked. Lonnie loves Chet although she wants me to blog that "dogs have owners but cats have servants". I told her nobody was gonna like it, especially Bernie and Chet.

    Rio: I hope you went disguised as Walter. He kinda looks like you.

    Night All

  22. Paris & Libby
    1:51 pm on March 12th, 2010

    Chet, we really loved your book, Dog Gone It, that our Mommy read to us today. She loves stories about our guys, but not ones that end sad like Marley & ME. She cried at the end of that book and then wouldn't tell us why. Anyhoooo. We like you lots and we like slim-jims lots too. Hope our Mom reads us more about you soon.

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