Post-Game Analysis

“How did the talk go last night?” Admin asks Spence.

“No one threw anything at me.”

“Always a good sign.”

“You know that expression FAQ?” says Spence.

“Yeah,” says Admin. “And I hate it.”

“Guess what the leading FAQ is at these talks?”

“‘How much longer?'”

“Nope. It’s where’s Chet?”

Where’s Chet? Is that what I just heard? I’m right here, lying under the desk, working on a nice new chew toy, in fact one I found out about from a buddy of mine name of Frodo. What I’m wondering is – where are we on the Colonel Bob case?

Admin World Series repick: Twins vs. Phillies.

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“I told the pre-school story,” Spence says.

“Not again,” says Admin.

“And the archaic telephone thing.”

“Good grief.”

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  1. dawson
    3:59 am on April 9th, 2010

    Chet: If you went along on Spencer's excursions then you could catch whatever they threw at him.

  2. B. Stover
    4:01 am on April 9th, 2010

    Chet: I think all of us are wondering about Col. Bob. I'm also wondering a couple of other things: What is the toy that you are chewing on? How many people were at the talk last night? Business cards were handed out. I'm glad it went well.

    Rio: You will have to give me a hint about the terminal event in The Tutor…..or…wait: Did it have wings and was it "removed" by the tutor? I'm going to go on Amazon to "look inside" Their Wildest Dreams and then decide.

    Fringe did have its gross moments last night. It would be interesting to be a makeup artist on that show.

  3. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:45 am on April 9th, 2010

    Stover!!!…Gasp!!!…Really?… I thought this was a bad nightmare last night and now, now I have to wake up to it all over again…. Wheeze!… Big bowl of coffee please….Snort!

    Seriously!… I don’t think you will have any trouble with the Whiskers episode if you can’t even remember the traumatic event in “The Tutor”… gad zooks!

  4. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:00 am on April 9th, 2010

    Heh!… I get it!… snort!… You guys are just pulling my legs… wheeze!

    Spence!… How many were at the talk?… snort!… Did the whole town show up?… grunt!… Did the librarians serve coffee and donuts?…cuz that sounds good right now….wheeze!… When are you coming out West?….snicker!… I would ask better questions than “Where’s Chet?”… for Petes Sake!

  5. Melanie
    5:00 am on April 9th, 2010

    Good Morning All! I slept late . . Rio and B.Stover beat me to the blog.

    I have checked with the human side of the Pack and none of us had realized we could pre-order (even though there is no cover yet) T-FAT so . . . . .

    We pre-order T-FAT this morning! Hip Hip Woof!

    Rio, Every other word???? At least give me 4 out of 5 words read. I'm reading The Tutor now and I REMEMBER Whiskers! How can you forget a dog that runs out and pees on the neighbors front door?

    I didn't read that out loud, not wanting to give the Pack any new ideas. Which reminds me . . . We just got new OLD furniture. Not antiques. Salvation Army. New OLD sofa, New OLD chair. We go through a lot of furniture here.

    Anyway, hormones running high here at the house with Gracie doing her "thang" the new furniture was just sitting there in the living room. My sister and family were sitting at the table when the words from Zoë came through the house, "Mac, don't you dare pee on that." It became my niece's new favorite sentence from her Gram.

    The sentence before that? It was when Katie was in "favor" and Franklin was very happy . . . "Knock it off Franklin, you don't even have any balls anymore."

    I love my mother. Which reminds me when some Newf breeder friends and I almost got thrown off of Amtrak because of our conversation and laughing but the conductor was so entertained he moved us to the back of the cafe car so he could hear us.

    Whoo, can you tell I didn't talk very much yesterday?

  6. Melanie
    5:03 am on April 9th, 2010

    For Spence: Glad no one threw anything. If you get closer to the mid part of MA or Western MA, I'll be glad to throw dog treats for Chet who made a very good decision not to be there.

    For Admin: You picked the Twins OVER the Red Sox? Hip Hip Woof! That means we are not jinxed!

    Chet: Keep those wonderful ears up and listening (except during naps of course) so we can find out more. Rio needs more info for missions.

  7. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:05 am on April 9th, 2010

    Melanie!… You remember Whiskers as the dog who pee’d on the neighbors front door??…. wheeze!… Lord, please give me patience today…sniff!… it’s going to be a long one.

  8. Mollypop
    5:33 am on April 9th, 2010

    FB discussion is beginning on Oblivion. I have to get out there and talk about it. I have lots of mixed feelings that maybe some literary types can help with.

  9. Mollypop
    5:51 am on April 9th, 2010

    FB – This is good (However, I'm not going to keep reporting). On the Free Iggy discussion, Georgette Madak had an idea for the next book "some creeps are taking advantage of Iggy's dad and Bernie and Chet jump in – pro bono – to help solve the case. Then the old guy writes them into his will…"

    Spence replies "Georgette – Excellent idea. Please write it. No need for me to be in the loop at all!"

    I don't quite understand – my poodle think isn't grasping this response.

  10. Chet The Dog
    5:56 am on April 9th, 2010

    Mollypop – Spence says he really genuinely likes the idea. If Georgette would simply write the book there's no need for him at all. He could retire and put his feet up. Putting his feet up is something he does a lot, by the way. Admin? Never.

  11. Melanie
    6:17 am on April 9th, 2010

    Okay, so I'm reading very late at night. It wasn't Whiskers?

    Now I'm going to have to start The Tutor again.

    I need to stop working so hard during the day.

  12. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:19 am on April 9th, 2010

    Hmmmphf!…. I knew it… snort!… I had a feeling Spence was on the lazy side… grunt!…No wonder Admin is always on the verge of a smackdown… snicker!

  13. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:20 am on April 9th, 2010

    Melanie… maybe you should give the whole “reading” thing a rest…. snort!… just till your head clears up from all that work… heh!

  14. B. Stover
    6:27 am on April 9th, 2010

    Chet: Remind Spence of what I have said previously. We can only come up with ideas. He's the one with the talent to work those ideas into exciting stories. Although I know how he feels, we don't want him to retire.

  15. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:33 am on April 9th, 2010

    Feet Up!… Sounds like he is retired a good part of most days as it is….snort!

  16. B. Stover
    6:55 am on April 9th, 2010

    Lots of new pictures. Wow!

  17. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:24 am on April 9th, 2010

    Wow!… I just saw myself on Chet’s page!… snort!… and then Molly was right after me!… grunt!…How very cool is that?…heh!

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  19. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:22 am on April 9th, 2010

    Today!… Is the Rockies home opener!… snort!… Wish I were there!… grump!… It’s a beautiful day for baseball and beer…. wheeze!… As it is I will only get to see the last ½ hour on tv….drat!

  20. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:59 am on April 9th, 2010

    Spence!… Please tell us the pre-school story?…. snort!… Please?… grunt!… And the archaic telephone thing too!… I’m begging and I never beg….wheeze!

  21. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:06 am on April 9th, 2010

    All by myself

    Don't wanna be

    All by myself

    Anymore

    Hmmmm… I wonder if Chet knows Bilbo too?…

    Bilbo quote!… “I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” …heh

  22. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    10:12 am on April 9th, 2010

    It was Zippy who peed on the front door!!! We just read that chapter yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:25 am on April 9th, 2010

    Ding! Ding! Ding!!… We have a winner!….snort!….Someone that reads and actually understands what he just read…. Snort!

  24. BARB & MAGGIE
    10:40 am on April 9th, 2010

    Rio, I responded ZIPPY too, for Gardner's dog, but some how my reply got lost out there in the vast unknown. Just want to get some pats from you for my amazing recall. Memory isn't usually my long suit, what ever that is! Wags, Maggie

  25. Melanie
    10:49 am on April 9th, 2010

    Rio!!!! Behave!!

    Congratulations Wolf-dog. Obviously I have left my brain in my other body for awhile.

  26. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:51 am on April 9th, 2010

    Pats! …. And paws up for Incredible Maggie the MagPie and her Amazing Memory…. Snort!… Although, her ability to hit the ‘Submit Comment’ button is still a little shaky….grunt!

  27. B. Stover
    11:01 am on April 9th, 2010

    Okay….that's just not fair. We would have been there last night if we could have been. Now we're taunted with the pre-school and arctic telephone things…..

  28. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:10 am on April 9th, 2010

    I think we need to be very gentle with Melanie, seeing as she is surrounded by Newf hormones! No wonder her brain is scrambled!!

    Mollypop – keep up the good work! I have time to only follow one blog while on my break at work!

    Chet – maybe next time you can go with Spence so that we can get the low-down! Or maybe you already know the pre-school and phone stories? I'll send you a new toy AND some Chicken jerky (did I ever mention that Chicken jerky is the best???) if you'll spill the beans! (Say! Maybe our pack here can pass around an envelope so that we can send Chet a CASE of CJ!!)

    How about it, guys!

  29. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:18 am on April 9th, 2010

    Personal and Private Note to Spence and Admin:

    For your eyes only!

    I am worried about Rio. I am worried about Rio getting injured while he's doing all this skipping, worried that he might slip on those rose petals and sprain a paw or two.

    I'm not saying that he's gloating, exactly.

    But maybe we could have another contest so that some other pooch (or kitty) can win a copy of TFAT also! The contest that comes to mind (polite cough here) is the most recent one, albeit not an OFFICAL contest. After all, somebody was clever enough to remember Zippy's name! Two somebodies, in fact!

    If that sounds too unhumble, maybe you could have a new contest. Only for Rio's safety! Think of all long it takes to heal a sprained paw? Think of how boring it would be to have Rio laid up?

    Remember: mums the word!!

    WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  30. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:25 am on April 9th, 2010

    Awesome! … A friend has let us use his signon to mlb.com so that we can listen to the game!…snort!snort!…now I just need a hotdog and a few beers!…gruff!

  31. Bluecat
    11:30 am on April 9th, 2010

    RIO – I hope you had to look up the quote from LOTR. I hope you didn't just bring that up from your memory bank. If you did, you're one very smart pug and we're all in more trouble than in our wildest dreams.

  32. BARB & MAGGIE
    11:46 am on April 9th, 2010

    Whiskers would make a nice kat name, dontcha think?

  33. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:09 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Heh!… I could say something in really bad taste right now about the name Whiskers… snort!… but I will spare you all… grunt!

  34. Siberian Husky
    12:34 pm on April 9th, 2010

    After reading some of your comments today, I feel so much better.

    I'm not the only one who can't remember everything he reads.

    Rio: Tear yourself away from the ball game for a minute to answer this question please. Now, be patient, because all you have to answer is yes or no. Is the terminal event in The Tutor what B.Stover mentioned this morning?

    GO ROCKIES!!

  35. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:36 pm on April 9th, 2010

    sigh… No!

  36. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:37 pm on April 9th, 2010

    **************HUGE MAJOR SPOILER FOR THE TUTOR ***************

    **************************************************************

    ******************zippy was murdered***************************

  37. Sam
    12:39 pm on April 9th, 2010

    La la la la la la la

    I can't hear you.

  38. B. Stover
    12:47 pm on April 9th, 2010

    SH: (Rio answered) but it involved the iced pond….

  39. Siberian Husky
    12:47 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Oh gosh, ok, thanks Rio. You are a good boy. Mom loaned The Tutor out. It is 50 miles away up in the mountains.

    I am now going to agree with Rio that if you read

    "The Tutor" you will be fine with "Their Wildest Dreams".

    At the risk of sounding like Chet, I'm beginning to remember a little of it. It is like a deep shadow in my mind. Gee, maybe I just blocked it out.

  40. Siberian Husky
    12:50 pm on April 9th, 2010

    B.Stover: I don't remember an iced pond. Mom has gotta get that book back. We could take a drive to the mountains to get it. There is still snow left up there, but not for long.

  41. dawson
    1:36 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Excuse me.

    For being just a little bit scattered the last few days. I'm one that doesn't retain a lot of what I read first time around. But I've read enough today to know that I'm not real happy with being called Zippy right now. Evidently Zippy pees on the neighbors door! And other bad things happen to Zippy. I may have to change my name yet again.

    Admin: What's going on? Have you learned from Chet how to taunt us? Also, you don't have to pretend to like baseball. I can see you're only in it for the hot dogs and beer.

    Melanie: great favorite sayings. How old is your niece?

    B.Stover: I wonder if it is proper to capitalize the first word after a colon, or not? And the question I asked you a couple days ago? fugiddabowdit.

  42. dawson
    2:03 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Oh wow,

    All Chet's friends are on the slide show now. Lots I don't remember seeing before.

  43. Rio - The Evil Pug
    2:07 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Zippy!… I gave you that name and it’s sticking… snort!… for the good reasons not the bad…. Grunt!

  44. dawson
    2:31 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Rio: Crap!

    yppiZ

  45. Rio - The Evil Pug
    2:34 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Heh!… I could never remember that name… snort! … Zippy it is and Zippy it will be…grunt!… This is what you get from reading Spoiler Alerts anyway!…wheeze!

  46. B. Stover
    2:36 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Dawson: In general, if what comes after a colon is a complete sentence, then the first letter of the first word should be capitalized.

  47. dawson
    2:42 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Rio: there are good reasons?

  48. Rio - The Evil Pug
    2:54 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Geeze!… Why do you think I have gone thru this incredibly painful exercise of trying to get those who have read and “Should” know what happened to the living being in question…wheeze!… It’s because I care about that little guy… sniff!.. He is a real guy’s guy …heh!… He may have the audacity to pee on the neighbor’s door at any given time! … grunt!…But, one can not help but love that guy even more for doing so….sniff!

  49. Rio - The Evil Pug
    2:59 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Zippy!… He has a lot of other good qualities also!… snort!.. But one will have to read the book to discover them…grunt!

  50. Siberian Husky
    3:05 pm on April 9th, 2010

    I like the name "Dawson" It reminds me of the Klondike Gold Rush and the Yukon Quest Sled Dog race. You know, the romance of the far north.

  51. dawson
    3:17 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Well…

    SiberH. I live in the far north and my idea of romance is a hot sandy beach in the far south. You'd love it up here.

    BStover: Thanks!

  52. dawson
    3:46 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Rio: By the way …skipping and frolicking are one and the same and I see you have been doing it…mind you, for good reason.

  53. AbbietheKitty
    3:56 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Hey Dawson,

    You seem to be having nickname problems. First you didn't like being a 'chickie' and now you don't want to be a Zippy. We could change it to Zipper, but I don't mind Yppiz at all. I would pronounce it EePizz. Heh heh heh

    Alice Johnson

  54. dawson
    4:11 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Well, I've been called worse.

  55. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:24 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Zippy!.. I was in a skipping mood yesterday… snort!.. Are you just now catching up or do you have an alternative meaning in your “skipping” reference?… grunt!

    Rockies! Won their home opener!… snort!… In front of a packed house and tons of others watching or listening… gruff! … Love those guys! What a great team we have!…heh!

    Alice!… How boring you have become…snicker!

  56. dawson
    5:06 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Rio: Speaking of boring…maybe there is a Rockies Face Book page?

  57. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:12 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Well!..Zippy!… If they do, I am sure it would not be boring…. Snort!… Our guys on the Rockies are very involved with community issues and they are all upstanding young men!…wheeze!… whats your point?

  58. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:20 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Seriously!…Is there No One Else out there who wants to talk tonight?….gasp!…If I were not on this Damned Diet from Hell, I would not be here either…. Crap!… I’d be out partying with my Rockies Pals and eating and drinking too much… wheeze!… but NO, I am here fielding weird freakin’ questions from Zippy…snarl!

  59. dawson
    5:22 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Pugnacious: Not boring, upstanding young men involved with community issues? My point is: do they have dogs or cats and do they read the Chet Books.

  60. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:29 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Hmmm!.. You would rather I did not talk about my Rockies on Chet’s page… snort!.. is that it?….grump!… Well Bernie, Spence and even Admin seem to take an interest in baseball… wheeze!.. So forget it!… snort!… You have a good 7 months to endure of baseball talk Zippy!.. heh!… Enjoy!

  61. dawson
    5:38 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Oh. For Pete's sake. Admin is only pretending to care about baseball. Doesn't know the difference between the leagues.

    pipZy

  62. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:41 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Okay!… I will make you a deal…. Snort!… If Spencer, Admin, Bernie or Chet do not mention Baseball in the next week…. Grump!… I will keep my big trap shut all season long about the Rockies…wheeze!… Except during the World Series!…. Deal?

  63. dawson
    5:42 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Admin: Good Grief. Unless you want this to turn into a baseball blog you should give us the pre-school story and the archaic telephone story.

    Rio: congrats on your teams amazing game tonight.

    ipZyp

  64. Siberian Husky
    5:43 pm on April 9th, 2010

    I'm here. I'm reading a book, but am checking in from time to time on the Dawson and Rio comments, which are becoming almost as entertaining as my book. I would say that I'll stick around to break this up if it becomes necessary, but I'm fast falling asleep.

  65. dawson
    5:46 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Rio: I absolutely refuse to make a deal with you that has you keeping your big trap shut about anything. I could get in trouble with alot of other people, dogs, cats, possibly gerbils, etc. I can't risk it.

  66. dawson
    5:54 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Oh. Is that the time? Good night all. I'll go with the Detroit Tigers because my Grampa used to root for them way back when.

  67. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:10 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Guys!.. Dolls!… Whatever you are… snort!… If I do rant on about Baseball too much, I apologize and I will within all my control … grunt!… try not to put it out here on Chet’s page … wheeze!… I know Baseball is not everyone’s cup of tea…sniff!… I do know the joy of having a team I believe in and one I can root for each and every time they take the field…. Grunt!…They are a group of great guys doing something they love and I love watching them achieve the greatness they aspire to. Snort!… it’s a win win situation…sigh… They have fun and we fans have fun… wheeze.

    But I will refrain from my passion about the Rockies. I do apologize profusely for all my previous remarks. Sniff!… Good night all.

  68. Siberian Husky
    6:39 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Nice comments about the Rockies, Rio. Living down here in no-man's land, I don't know as much about them as you do. I like baseball better than football or basketball.

    Goodnight everyone. Must get my beauty sleep–weekend mornings are party time at the dog park.

    snowdog

  69. AbbietheKitty
    7:00 pm on April 9th, 2010

    Hi there Rio,

    I don't think Chet would mind if you rant on about the Rockies. As long as we don't start talking about football. Gosh just can't get into football.

    But I do enjoy baseball.

    We always try to take in a few games when we come down to the 'Twin Cities' but this year, with the new field, tickets are hard to come by. We might have to wait a few years until the shine wears off of Target Stadium

    ~Staff.

    Looks like the shift key is working again. :-)

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