No Post Today

Why? Because I just couldn’t make up my mind. Does that ever happen to you? First I was going to get back to the story of Colonel Bob’s son. Have I actually even started it? But it’s pretty complicated, and while I was sorting that out, this discussion broke out between Bernie, Spence, and Admin. Those hardly ever happen and they never go well. Bernie had a glass of bourbon, Spence had a beer, and Admin drank water. Hey! Just like me. Admin and I have something in common! I’ll try to think of more in-common things. Maybe some other  time. But meanwhile this discussion was all about killer whales. It got a little heated, for example, Admin saying, “Notice the killer part, right in their name? Combine that with the equivalent of locking them up in a tiny cell and what have you got?” I didn’t know, had no idea what was going on. Then I remembered that Bernie said there’s some kind of question down below about Nance. Nance? Isn’t she breaking rocks in the hot sun long about now? What comes first, the trial or the rock breaking?

See how confusing this is? So no post today. What’s that over there? A nice little patch of sun on the rug? Hard to resist. In fact, impossible.


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62 Responses to “No Post Today”

  1. B. Stover
    3:40 am on February 26th, 2010

    Chet you make me laugh so much! If I could find a patch of sunlight I wouldn't resist it either, but it's snowing here….again.

  2. Mollypop
    3:55 am on February 26th, 2010

    My Mom spends a lot of money (that could have been spent on dog toys) to make things right for animals. You'll see when she gets into Chet's next book – if an elephant should appear.

    But for right now, she's in a major snit about the killer whale incident. She says people have no right to do what they do to animals. She needs a big poodle to sit in her lap (she says "ooof") and calm her down.

  3. Melanie
    3:55 am on February 26th, 2010

    Same here B. Stover. The pack isn't waiting for sunlight, they come in covered with snow and then sit in front of the pellet stoves. Chet, the stoves are not as great as fireplaces or a wood fire out in the desert though.

    Gus and Boobear, thanks for the well wishes, Mac is the Alpha Dog of the Pack. He goes around thinking he's in charge. He's not. The Ladies of the Pack all come before the boys, but you know, the boys just don't care about the niceties of Pack Etiquette.

    Food, love, food, attention, food and a place to pee is what the our male goofballs need. That reminds me need to find the book with Zippy in it. Not sure if that's one of the books we got. Must look.

    Mac likes to mark any new thing in the yard. Also the in the house. We don't buy furniture very often.

  4. dawson
    4:09 am on February 26th, 2010


    Cloudy weather. Just right for going to work and reading Dog On It to an appreciative audience. What could be better?

  5. Gus & BooBear
    4:42 am on February 26th, 2010

    Do Bernie and Spence disagree with Admin on keeping the killer whales in teeny, tiny cells? We would think that Bernie in particular would agree that that's not the best situation for a majestic (not quite as special as Dogs & Cats though)animal like the whale!

  6. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:09 am on February 26th, 2010

    Wha!?… Spence and Bernie are drinking beer and bourbon this early in the day?!… snort!… Admin’s the only one with any common sense it seems… grunt!… I hope they let Tilikum go free!…Quick!…swim out to sea Tili!! Before they shoot you!… grunt!

  7. Boo and Petey
    5:27 am on February 26th, 2010

    Wait, who is Admin.? This is confusing to us, we know Jim, Lisa, and our pack. Admin? Who's that?

  8. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:28 am on February 26th, 2010

    Wha!?…the question is!…snort!…who are you?

  9. Melanie
    5:32 am on February 26th, 2010

    Hi Boo and Petey!

    Admin? Admin is the administer of the Blog. Is always up in arms about something that Bernie, Spence or Chet wants to post.

    Must be really crowded where they all show up.

  10. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:37 am on February 26th, 2010

    Melanie!…I thought Admin was Spencer’s secretary… Snort!…you know! The one who does all the dirty work for him??…grunt!

  11. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:48 am on February 26th, 2010

    Theory!… Admin keeps track of all of Spencer’s media appearances, and radio interviews….Grunt!… I doubt he will ever appear on TV for obvious reasons!…[snicker]…He also keeps track of all important dates regarding all things “Spence”….wheeze!… Most importantly, the Pub Date!

  12. Melanie
    5:53 am on February 26th, 2010

    Hmmm, Rio, remember when Chet said that HE hadn't talked on the radio to that guy for an interview? I think that space where they all show up is very small, you know about the size of a soccer ball that Chet might have made a few holes in???

    I could be wrong though. Maybe Admin is a good looking guy (like that guy on the Peter Abrahams' site) that acts as the CONTROLLER, hmm . . .

    Sounds like another mission to me. Is Wookie ready?

  13. B. Stover
    6:00 am on February 26th, 2010

    Welcome Boo and Petey. Rio is being aggressively funny again, as is his wont.

    Rio: Perhaps you and your agents should try to figure out a way to save Tilikum.

  14. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:18 am on February 26th, 2010

    Theory 2!… Admin does not look like Mr. Abrahams!… Snort!… Admin is a big burley, muscular guy with prison tattoos on both arms and on the back of his thick neck…Grunt!… He wears a tight white tee-shirt tucked into his jeans at all times…Snort!… His hair is slicked back with some kind of greasy stuff…mmmm!…maybe Dapper Dan?

    Spence!… does not allow Admin to use the computer except for a quick comment on this blog…snort!… every now and then….Grunt!… Disgruntled Admin is forced to keep everything on paper…Doh!…

    Melanie!… you are confusing me with this talk of small spaces!…Snort!… you haven’t been hitting the bourbon with Bernie, have you?…Lordy!

  15. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:29 am on February 26th, 2010

    Stover!… I am so upset that our book 2 has been loaned out!… Phooey!… I have all the time in the world today to do some research on Nance and the strange behavior you mentioned….Rats!

  16. Mollypop
    6:38 am on February 26th, 2010

    Hi Boo and Petey – I just saw your picture. Very good looking.

    I am one of the secret agents working for Commander Rio. I'm sure you two can help us also on our mission. A word of warning, be careful of Alice Johnson – she's a kay ay tee and will try to lure you to work for her on the Dark Side.

  17. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:50 am on February 26th, 2010

    Molly!… I think in all honesty you should give them the full story!…Snort!… Alice Johnson was a Kat!… [snicker]… but now she is “A Samoyed”…. Hiccup!

  18. Mollypop
    7:01 am on February 26th, 2010

    Boo and Petey – In the comments to yesterday's post, Alice Johnson tried to disguise herself as a dog, but it didn't work. Cmdr. Rio caught on right away.

    In other pictures, we see a beautiful cat who probably had her fur dyed and a fake fluffy tail or maybe she even had a tail job!

  19. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:07 am on February 26th, 2010

    Snort!…. We forgot to mention that Alice Johnson is a brilliant Hypnotist….Grunt!

  20. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:12 am on February 26th, 2010

    Boo-Boo N Pete!…. It’s sort of like ‘Alice in Wonderland’ here!… Snort!… you will really enjoy it….Grunt!… if you haven’t already run away screaming….heh!

  21. B. Stover
    7:18 am on February 26th, 2010

    Rio, you don't by any chance have a Kindle? You could get THAT downloaded there.

  22. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:22 am on February 26th, 2010

    Stover!… mmmm….nope… Gruff!… tell me how these Kindles work??

  23. B. Stover
    7:53 am on February 26th, 2010

    You can order books on, or directly from the Kindle store on the Kindle and the book is delivered by "Whispernet" within a minute. The download is free because Amazon has a deal with Sprint. The books are also less expensive than hardcovers. If you have a gmail email account you can also access it on the Kindle, as well as search Wikipedia and Google. Very nice devices that hold…I don't know what the number is now, but hundreds of books, magazines and newspapers.

  24. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:09 am on February 26th, 2010

    Stover!…. very interesting … stuff!… I may have to dig into that more… Snort!… I’ve decided to hang out at the bookstore this weekend with book 2…Grunt!… that way I can do some research … sniff!

  25. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:56 am on February 26th, 2010

    Chet!… you know, I really hate to give you guys a hard time!…snort!… but if I had not yet read your book… and was just starting to read it…. wheeze!…I might be a little disgruntled right about now…Sorta!… like Admin is all the time… grump!… but can you blame him???

  26. Mollypop
    9:13 am on February 26th, 2010

    Rio – the Kindle also has a dictionary feature where you could find things like homonyms. Tee hee.

    Also there is a search feature that will give you, for example, every occurrence of "Nance." Pretty handy if you ask me.

  27. B. Stover
    9:30 am on February 26th, 2010

    Thanks Mollypop. I just came back online to let Rio know about those two features that I forgot. Both features are extraordinarily helpful.

  28. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:40 am on February 26th, 2010

    Pssst!… Stover, do you see what I see in Chet's Post today??…

  29. B. Stover
    9:54 am on February 26th, 2010

    Possibly not. What do you see?

  30. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:30 am on February 26th, 2010

    Imagine that you just bought the book…snort!…and had started reading it…Gruff!…Now read Chets post again…grump!

  31. Boo and Petey
    10:31 am on February 26th, 2010

    Hi Mollypop and Rio,

    since you have been so nice to us, we'll hare a phot or two of some of our pack members.

    PS Sees like Admin is a scary mystery~another human machine. Chet says humans are too attached to their machines

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  32. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:03 am on February 26th, 2010

    Gee!… when Admin realizes what those other two have done…snort!… let’s just say….mmmm….it’s not gonna be pretty!

  33. B. Stover
    11:05 am on February 26th, 2010

    Oh….a spoiler. I was guilty of that the other day when I asked the question. But why don't I feel guilty….people should have read it by now, no?

  34. B. Stover
    11:10 am on February 26th, 2010

    I'm sorry to admit that I would feel only glee at Admin's anger.

  35. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:11 am on February 26th, 2010

    But!…Stover! think about it, the book just came out in Jan.2010!…snort!… it’s still in hardcover!… grunt!…Lots of people wait for paperback….snuff!…You didn’t really give anything away when you asked your questions yesterday…Zowie! but their post is a Major Spoiler!…[in my humble opinion]…Grunt!

  36. diane
    11:12 am on February 26th, 2010

    Water – it's magical isn't it? It can be a liquid or a solid or a gas. It freezes from the top down rather than bottom up – which seems so peculiar to me. But then if it didn't freeze that way, how could life in lakes and oceans live? Wait! when the arctic icebergs melt – is that regular unsalted water? Does the ocean water freeze? doesn't salt change water? My head is starting to spin. I think I need a glass of wine.

  37. B. Stover
    11:18 am on February 26th, 2010

    I gave away the fact that "she" tried to shoot them at the beginning of the novel, which probably has an effect on the suspense. The more important point to me is the timing: wasn't "she" on the plane at the time of the shooting? I read the parts over again, but still don't know. I need more opinions.

    As far as the spoiler: It seems to me that everyone who reads this blog must have read the novel…an erroneous assumption possibly.

  38. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:21 am on February 26th, 2010

    Stover!… I know Spence can edit his Posts!…snort!… I’ve seen him do it one time before!…grunt!… I just don’t want Admin to Kill him before he gets a chance… Gulp!… They are probably all watching the Hockey game….wheeze!… I know they have to be drunk by now…Snort Full!

  39. B. Stover
    11:23 am on February 26th, 2010

    Diane, what interesting questions! I bet Bernie would know the answers.

    Let's see…why did you think water would freeze from the bottom up? The top of a body of water is "closer" to the air and weather. I thought the arctic ocean was salt water. Research is required and I definitely need a glass of wine!

  40. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:28 am on February 26th, 2010

    Snort!Snort!… I think we should all have some booze before Spencer and Chet’s blood starts flowing!…. …[shudder] … where’s my bottle of Jamison?

  41. B. Stover
    11:28 am on February 26th, 2010

    Rio: Spence has edited his posts several times. Admin would not dare touch him because Spence is the genius with the talent.

  42. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:33 am on February 26th, 2010

    Yes!….but Admin could sure make Spencer’s life Hell on Earth!….heh….you’re right!… that does bring forth kind of a Gleeful feeling!… [snicker]

  43. Mollypop
    11:35 am on February 26th, 2010

    We had a koi pond so I know what happens from the way the fish behave. As the days get cooler in the fall, the fish go to the top of the pond where it's warmer. The cold water is at the bottom, just like when we swim in Lake Erie (except I don't swim). Then, at some temperature point the pond does an inversion, the water flips, with the warmer water at the bottom. One day the fish are all at the top and the next day they're at the bottom.

  44. B. Stover
    11:38 am on February 26th, 2010

    Rio: I'm gleeful if Admin is angry not if Spence suffers. Even though I've been one, I don't like admins.

    Diane: According to Wikipedia, the salinity of the Arctic is the lowest of the five major oceans because of low evaporation, freshwater inflow, and limited outflow. I guess the answer is that ocean water freezes.

  45. B. Stover
    11:41 am on February 26th, 2010

    Interesting Mollypop. I wonder what causes the inversion.

  46. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:44 am on February 26th, 2010

    Stover!… now you’re making me feel bad!…snort!… and you are Right!….grunt!… Spencer suffers enough every day as it is….what with all his weaknesses and that deformity….Gulp!… poor guy…. [ it is hilarious when Admin is mad! ]

  47. JACKIE
    1:31 pm on February 26th, 2010

    If people want to see whales, dolphins, and seals up close and personal and in their

    natural habitat; they should visit California beaches. Sea World should be abolished.

    We could use the tourism; our state is broke. I know Sea Wold in San Diego sucks.These places should be boycotted.

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  48. Mollypop
    1:39 pm on February 26th, 2010

    Jackie – I agree! Let's not forget the elephants too.

    B. Stover – Mom says water is the most dense around 39 degrees. We live on a big lake that does the same thing. It was fun to watch it in the koi pond.

  49. AbbietheKitty
    3:46 pm on February 26th, 2010

    Water? What is all this talk about water? Water is not good for cats. Even bad cats. Not that there are any bad cats around here.

    Just smart and lovely cats, no matter what rot Rio tries to make others believe.

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    It is strange the Chet thinks Spence has not written about Col. Bob and his son yet. I thought that book three (To Bark, Perchance to Bite) was finished? And Col. Bob and his son were in it?

    Maybe Spence is doing some editing because of Cmdr, Rio and we will have to wait even longer because of it.


    Or something like that.

    Alice Johnson

  50. Barb & Maggie
    3:52 pm on February 26th, 2010

    Mom says Apolo is coming on in 6 minutes, whatever that is, but don't worry Rio, no spoilers. Mom just let me outside before the big Apolo thing, so I wouldn't be bothering her to go out, and guess what. I met this really cute black kitty with a big white stripe up his back. I must not have gotten too close, cause Mom let me back in to watch Apolo with her. But there sure were some nice smells out there in my yard! May be back later. Maggie

  51. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:17 pm on February 26th, 2010

    Alice!…You are obviously so confused,…grunt!…you don’t even know which book is finished and which book is being written!…Snort!….well, I am not going to straighten you out!…NoWay!… the more confused you are, the better off my team is!…heh!… And some major Olympics are on right now!!!

    Siber-H!… Bobsledding!!! Wooooo!!!!!… and later Apolo Ohno!… and of course!.. SNORT!… more Hockey! … What a night! What a night!….wheeze!

  52. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:24 pm on February 26th, 2010

    Geeze!.. How do Bobsledders EVEN survive after sliding UPSIDE DOWN on the course!???….wheeze!!!

  53. B. Stover
    4:49 pm on February 26th, 2010

    Rio you are wicked.

  54. Barb & Maggie
    4:54 pm on February 26th, 2010

    Rio, You better do some yawning along with the wheezing….you're going to need some extra oxygen!

  55. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:59 pm on February 26th, 2010

    Uh Oh!… this could be good or this could be bad!…YAWN!…I'm digging in with all my claws…just in case it ever starts!..snort!

  56. Melanie
    5:38 pm on February 26th, 2010

    I learn so much on this site. . .
    Rio, haven’t hit the bourbon yet. Though the dogs, like Chet, love to get into any non-watched beers.

    Maybe the Admin is that burley dude. Hmm. We better start saying very nice things about him then.

  57. Gus & BooBear
    5:50 pm on February 26th, 2010

    Rats!!! Apolo just got disqualified after skating to a silver!! Didn't agree with that call at all!! Hope the relay goes better.

  58. Barb & Maggie
    6:05 pm on February 26th, 2010

    All he did was touch the guy – no shoving. I agree with you on that call… Mom was hyperventalating on the couch after that one. I tried to give her kisses, but she was beyond help.

  59. dawson
    6:25 pm on February 26th, 2010


    Gotta agree that was a bad call disqualifying Apolo. I could watch him skate all night long – he is amazing.

  60. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:29 pm on February 26th, 2010

    Oh No!… damn!… but I still LOVE Apolo!… he is awesome…Grunt!

  61. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:33 pm on February 26th, 2010

    HOLY CRAP!…. Its 3-2 with FIVE minutes left in the Hockey game between Canada and Slovakia….wheeze!

  62. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:44 pm on February 26th, 2010

    Heh!…USA vs Canada come Sunday!…Woooooo!…this is going to be Good!…Snort!

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