No Post Today

“How come why not?” says Admin.

“Nice double interrogative,” Spence says.

“That’s the kind of writing we do here, minimalist to the max. But in answer to the question … ?

“I’m wrapping up The Teitelbaum Divorce today.”

“The new Chet and Bernie e-short story, coming in July?”


“Can you give us the first sentence?”

“All right,” Spence says. “‘I think my boyfriend is cheating on me.'”

“What happens after that?”

Welcome handsome dude, Roxie & Heidi.


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75 Responses to “No Post Today”

  1. B. Stover
    9:14 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Excellent! Isn’t this the first we’ve heard about the e-story?

    Good morning all.

  2. Tyb
    9:23 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Looking for someone to adopt or foster a great dog. Do any of you know anyone who might be interested. It’s not Tyb.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:26 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Good morning, HRH B and everyone! Wowser, the Teitelbaum divorce! OFA had said there would be an e-story before Paw and Order but whooda thunk? Now we are really waiting with baity breath.
    Have a flibitigibit Friday 🙂

  4. Tupper and Gilly
    9:27 am on May 2nd, 2014

    What a sweet face that dog has. We are sure someone will love to adopt him.

    Good morning all. Waiting for the first visit from VNA. And Callie is smiling again after sleeping next to her beloved Gramp.

  5. Staff
    9:28 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Good Morning BStover and Tyb.

    Oh my. You can tell that is one smart dog! Is he part Border Collie do you know Jay?

    This is for Mollypop’s Mom. Information about gluten free baking. Although with that wonderful restaurant downstairs I don’t know why she would bother. It is from Cooks Illustrated Test Kitchen.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    9:28 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Tyb, that is a gorgeous member of the nation within…male or female? Other dog friendly?

  7. Staff
    9:29 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Good Morning HOH and Tupper and Gilly.

  8. BearSpiritDog
    9:31 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Spence: Oh, no. You mean you are Really going to make us wait until July?

    B. I do believe Spence and Admin have discussed this before but can’t remember if the story line had been decided.

    TYB: What a Great Looking Dog! Look at those white paws. His name could be Socks.

    Good Morning Hounds, Staff & Tupper&Gilly & All.

  9. Barb & Maggie
    9:40 am on May 2nd, 2014

    That dog has got to be part B.C. Just check out the intense stare-they called that a hard eye. Very pretty dog.

    Staff, you mentioned making hummus. It is easy to make in a food processor – chick peas are the main ingredient. We tried making it once without tahini paste and it was really blah. If you have an ethnic section or a grocery like Whole Foods or Trader Joes, you should be able to find tahini paste. It comes in a jar or tube, and is a main ingredient in hummus. I think it is ground up sesame seeds.

  10. Tyb
    9:41 am on May 2nd, 2014

    The dog is 3/4 Australian herding dog and 1/4 border collie. Anyone wanting more information can give me a call at 716-378-1239, and I can email everything that I have on her to you. She has been with a man who has been doing research on canine cancer for several years and who in no longer able to keep her. I don’t know the reason for that; it sounds as though it may be a health reason.

  11. Tyb
    9:42 am on May 2nd, 2014

    It’s a female and gets along well with other dogs. If she’s not interested, she ignores them.

  12. Herd of Hounds
    9:43 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Staff, check your SDD.

  13. Tyb
    9:45 am on May 2nd, 2014

    In making your hummus, I think you need the tahini paste; but I found it rather dominant and felt that I had used too much when I followed the recipe. I’d suggest you add it gradually to your batch and go by taste.

  14. Tyb
    9:55 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Her name is Angie.

  15. O'Howlers
    9:55 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Good morning. That dog is a beauty, Tyb. Hope she finds a good home. So sad when they lose the home they have.
    We here cannot wait to read The Teitlebaum Divorce. We want it NOW NOW NOW.

  16. Tyb
    9:56 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Her name is Angie.

  17. Mollypop's Mom
    9:57 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Staff, thanks for that link. I do some baking but not very much. What I really, really, REALLY want is a recipe for a gluten-free croissant.

  18. Tyb
    9:57 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Sorry for the double D.

  19. dawson
    10:06 am on May 2nd, 2014

    An e-story coming.

    Double Dawson for Tyb!
    Angie is a beautiful dog. I hope she can find a good home.

    A hard frost last night and sunshine today. An outside day of work.

  20. Mollypop's Mom
    10:22 am on May 2nd, 2014

    I love Angie’s ears!

  21. O'Howlers
    10:22 am on May 2nd, 2014

    It is a gorgeous day here! Simply gorgeous. So where does the Blockhead want to be? Indoors, of course. So what does that mean for Kat? Indoors too, of course. Go figure.

  22. Herd of Hounds
    10:24 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Sunny here and looks beautiful but it is COOL after the 80’s of last week. No rain for another 5-7 days and warming up by Sunday. Ah, spring. Oh, mom has 3 tomato blossoms and is planning on putting eggplant and bell peppers along with more flowers out today. This is on the front porch, sunniest place in the yard. The old garden has too much shade from HUGE trees do it is now the herb and butterfly garden.
    Staff, no flowers for flutterbys yet but they like feeders. Won’t stand still for fotos 🙁

  23. Wose-the small and meek
    10:31 am on May 2nd, 2014


    Happy Friday all!

    Love Angie! If someone here wasn’t allergic, and we didn’t live in this animal hating co-op, there would be a good home waiting for Angie here!

    Macy’s Mom, I am so glad you had a nice time yesterday. We are twins…we can both manage to keep our shrunken heads a secret! Will be using that wonderful saying on the 2015 Plunderer calendar.

    and just because

    * hope this works

  24. Wose-the small and meek
    10:32 am on May 2nd, 2014

    No it does not work! GAH!

    Will try again

  25. Wose-the small and meek
    10:37 am on May 2nd, 2014
  26. Wose-the small and meek
    10:39 am on May 2nd, 2014
  27. Wose-the small and meek
    10:40 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Please disregard. I know not what I do. It is time to go to the big computer.

  28. O'Howlers
    10:46 am on May 2nd, 2014

    We are now using Chrome for all of our browsing needs. Much safer.
    Microsoft acknowledges major vulnerability in all versions of Internet Explorer, and it is NOT just from clicking on a questionable link.

  29. Staff
    10:59 am on May 2nd, 2014

    HOH I am glad to know the flutterby’s like the feeders. In about a month I will know first hand.

    Off to the big city. I will be careful Rio.

  30. BooBear
    11:42 am on May 2nd, 2014

    Hi, guys! Someone mentioned hummingbirds the other day. Mom has four feeders up under the back porch and she has been having to refill 3 of them daily. We always have a lot of hummingbirds and it looks like they are back this year too.

  31. Herd of Hounds
    12:02 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    BooBear and family, lucky youse! Miss the variety of CA hummers but the persistence of the ruby-throated here is hysterical! One even buzzes pink dog ears to let someone know to refill 🙂

  32. O'Howlers
    12:32 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Youse guys are so lucky. We love hummingbirds, and we always get one or two who make their homes here each summer. But we sure don’t get the numbers you get.

  33. BearSpiritDog
    12:52 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Hummingbirds are rare but very welcome.

    Royal Mum: Nana saw the White Butterfly yesterday!

  34. Herd of Hounds
    1:55 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Thinking about today’s post…it is the longest “No Post Today” we have ever seen!

  35. B. Stover
    2:15 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    I like the double interrogative. “How come” is possibly short for “how did it come about that…”. Interesting. “Why not” is much more direct and perhaps more modern.

  36. Riö - The Evil Pug
    2:41 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Admin!…And Spencer are nothing if not entertaining…heh!heh!chorkel!

  37. Tupper and Gilly
    3:57 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Whew – another long day of errands and getting ready for Mama’s big trip. The VNA nurse came, and is very nice, but she is afraid of dogs. Callie almost has her convinced that dogs are a good thing. We figure by the time Gramp is back on his feet, the nurse will be a convert.

    Hi Barb and Maggie – good to see you back “home”. And how is Lucy A Roo Roo? We would love to hear her talking to you.

    Can’t wait to see the hummers in New Mexico. There are literally flocks of them around the feeders. Its funny to hear them squabbling at the feeders – sounds like a bunch little old ladies gathered for a gossip session.

  38. Riö - The Evil Pug
    4:14 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Birds!….I think the 5 days of wind blew all the birds south…sniff!…My friend has 3 birdhouses hanging up and nary a guest has arrived…grunt!

  39. Herd of Hounds
    4:46 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Today’s hopes: Hope AJ is feeling better, Hope Rebecca doesn’t have to travel as much, hope Rio learns patience waiting for the birds to do birdie things, hope Staff finds hummus fixings in the big city, hope BooBear’s family has health heading their way, hope Wolfie s heard from soon, hope Diane and the 3 wild ones have a peaceful summer. hope BSD & Masquers hold Nana down and take care of her, hope Siber H and family have a wonderful vacation, hope Staff has butterflies out the yin yang, hope Dawson’s backyard dries out, hope Barb & M & LB have a fruitful summer, hope Teddy and Zeta and families find true something, hope Golinka’s trip west is wonderful, hope Storyteller doesn’t burn the kibble, hope Gramps and Calle convert the nurse, hope Bluecat stays safe, hope Bllly’s Buddy does too, hope MPM and Jay and LouLou and Tyb have spring soon, hope ML and Macy’s girls have goos times, hope Spence and Admin keep the posts coming, hope Zoe is OK, hope we have mentioned most everyone so our butt isn’t in a sling 🙂

  40. Herd of Hounds
    4:52 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    GAH… hope SiberH and family have a nice vacation, hope Angie finds a new furever home.

  41. Mollypop's Mom
    5:09 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Here’s what I was able to find out on the Microsoft Explorer problem. First of all the fix was out already for it yesterday and that included XP which has been discontinued. The hackers exploited the flaw that allowed them to insert their malicious version of Adobe Flash into their web pages. People who clicked on the link to these webpages or simply went there had this malicious code downloaded onto their computers. This is called “a watering hole attack.” But I can’t find out what sites these might be. They might be popular but I have no idea.

  42. Barb & Maggie
    5:23 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Attempts to mow the lawn have been unsuccessful. First we couldn’t get the mower started, then on the 8th or 9th try the puller rope broke. Does anyone know – do we have to buy a new rope thingy or that the old one be knotted and reused?

    Did get a Hosta and a Bleeding Heart planted. Grass will have to wait.

  43. Wose-the small and meek
    6:23 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Just because

    I hope this works…..


  44. Wose-the small and meek
    6:28 pm on May 2nd, 2014


    I’ll leave well enough alone now.

    I have said a whole bunch of nothing today…….

  45. Princess Sam
    6:54 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Tomorrow Loulou and I go to my girl’s school to pack up a bunch of her stuff and bring it home. Mommy says she’s sure that Loulou and I will be a big help.

  46. Herd of Hounds
    7:15 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Wose, welcome to my world. I couldn’t load anything if my life depended on it.

  47. Tupper and Gilly
    7:17 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Princess Sam – is your girl coming home forever and ever?

  48. Princess Sam
    7:24 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    T&G, I have to wait one more week and then my girl packs up the rest of her stuff and comes home! This time it is forever! I’ll ask Mommy to lock all the doors so no one escapes.

  49. Herd of Hounds
    8:04 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Princess Sam, no escape is a good thing. Grab her and keep her for yourself.

  50. Tupper and Gilly
    9:44 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    What’s going on? Is everyone sleeping?

  51. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:01 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Yawn!…Wassup?…sniff!….Once my friend came home we were busy busy busy. Then there was company, then they finally left…snorkel!…Then she said we all had to go for a walk to make up for 5 whole days of doing squat…grunt!…That was not in my plan-book. Then we came home and I fell asleep downstairs…wheeze!…Now the Rockies are on and they are LEADING….WOOOOOOO!….What more can I say?

  52. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:03 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Mr.Tibbs!….My friend LOVES Angie…grump!…She says that is one good looking dawg. Those eyes, that coloring…gruffle!…If she could she would adopt Angie in a pug-second, which is a little longer than a normal second…sniff!…But she cannot…heh!heh!heh!…Case closed. Good Luck Angie.

  53. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:06 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Staff!…Your online gluten-free cooking school, or whatever it is was shared with someone at my friend’s busy-place…sniff!…Seems there is someone who has to eat gluten free although not as drastic as MollysMaw, but there are serious side effects if she over does…grunt!yeeep!…Anyways, the link was very much appreciated out here in the Wild Wild West…chuffle!

  54. Tupper and Gilly
    10:31 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Rio – we think everyone has been dognapped – or – even worse – KATnapped.
    Wonder what’s up.

  55. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:34 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Tupper!….Friday nights are a tough crowd. Everyone has a lot going on, or they are just too busy…sniff!

  56. Belle Starr
    10:35 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    What a day, what a day. First, the Giant put someone —not me—in charge and then loaded up a bunch of stuff to go to his summer job. Before he left, he said good-bye to that damn pixie. Instead of reminding her to lock the doors and telling her where more shotgun shells are stored like he always does all he said was, “You know the drill.”

    If I don’t get Angie for my very own I am going to be in a very bad mood.

  57. Staff
    10:35 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Rio and Mollypop’s Mom, I get the magazine Cooks Illustrated and they have my email and send me stuff occasionally. That is how I got the gluten free cooking stuff. I am glad you found a use for it.

    Now it is time for me to get ready for bed.

    Nighty noodle to youse and Good morning to LizF. and Ruby to.

  58. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:37 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Look!….Who was up top! The Three Pugitoez!…snort!snort!….I have been trying to contact these guys for years. No one will answer their little Go-Phones…sniff!

  59. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:39 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Trio!…My friend says when she finally gets to retire from the busy-place she is going to have a window-sill full of Pugitoez too…heh!heh!chuffle!….Hey, wait!

  60. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:44 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Bellie!…Did you happen to over-hear any news about how the Giant’s Dentist fared through the whole Giant Dentistry Appointment?…wheeze!

  61. Belle Starr
    10:53 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Rio: Thanks to your most powerful pug prayers the dentist, the dental assistant, the dental equipment and the bathroom at the dental office all remained splort free.

  62. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    What!?….sniff!….I was hoping for a more colorful story…grunt!…Oh well, if this means the Giant is feeling better than that is all good…heh!heh!

  63. Thieves!
    11:03 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Rio: We had no idea your pug prayers were so effective.

  64. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:06 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Thieves!…Believe it Pal(s)….heh!

  65. Thieves!
    11:13 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Rio: what is your stance on coveting your neighbors slim Jim? Is this a sin or something that can be overlooked?

  66. Thieves!
    11:18 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Beau fell in the strict thou-shall-not-camp about coveting another’s slim Jim, but we wanted to see if that was more of a suggestion.

  67. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:27 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Beau!…He is fast asleep right now…sniff!…But I am counting on the fact that this Commandment From The Lord is just a suggestion…cough!wheeze!

  68. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:46 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    SIBERH!…If you read this I have a message for youse. Nolan Arenado has a 22 game hitting streak SO FAR…heh!heh!…No sign of it stopping anytime soon…chuffle!…The Rocks wiped the Mets butt by 10 to whatever tonight…snort!….Just like last night. It was fun (for a change-up)…heh!heh!

  69. Riö – The Evil Pug
    11:51 pm on May 2nd, 2014

    Alone!….And Embracing It!….chuffle!snort!… I would have an emoticon of two guys with beers here but I cannot find my most wonderful emoticon website that was lost during the last computer meltdown…grump!

  70. dawson
    12:00 am on May 3rd, 2014

    I admit I had a delicious nap this afternoon and now I am watching Chicago shut down Minnesota in hockey.

  71. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:02 am on May 3rd, 2014

    GRUMP!…Hockey!…Don’t talk to me about Hockey…sniff!…Going to bed now…wheeeze!…All my baseball toys are in all the right places just waiting for me….snuggle!wuffle!burp!

  72. dawson
    12:41 am on May 3rd, 2014

    Minnesota tied the game up but Patrick Kane gave Chicago a very pretty go ahead goal.

  73. dawson
    12:53 am on May 3rd, 2014

    Patrick Kane gets another goal!

  74. dawson
    12:56 am on May 3rd, 2014

    In desperation, Minnesota pulls its goalie to put in an extra attacker and Chicago gets another goal…an empty netter. Game is all but over now.

  75. Robbie Ironstar
    12:35 am on May 4th, 2014

    Chet brings so much to the table! When my life brings loniness, I reread one of novels and life is bright again. Can hardly wait for the next eseries and in August the next Chet the Jet novel!

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