Pub Day!: A Fistful of Collars

“On sale today,” Spence says.

“And there’s no law against buying it by the truckload,” says Admin.

“One per family will be just fine,” says Spence.

Welcome Sasha & Chama, Maverick Demidogg.



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64 Responses to “Pub Day!: A Fistful of Collars”

  1. Steve
    7:20 am on September 11th, 2012

    Bot it!

  2. OleyHowlers
    7:39 am on September 11th, 2012

    Today is the day! Mom left her Kindle 3G on all night, and didn’t even take time to check it (or turn it off) before leaving for her office this morning. Tonight it will be dead as a fuzzbutt. Woe is us.

  3. B.Stover
    8:14 am on September 11th, 2012

    Admin is the businessman–by the truckload indeed!

    It’s on my Kindle and UPS is delivering the hardcopy later today. Yes!

    Howlers: You don’t have to leave your Kindle on to get a download. As soon as you turn it on it will be there.

    Good morning all. (Now…some coffee and I’ll start reading!)

  4. OleyHowlers
    8:27 am on September 11th, 2012

    Bee, Mom thinks it is cool to wake up and see the book…like a birthday present or something. But then she rushed off this morning before looking at it. Go figure.

  5. Barb & Maggie
    8:42 am on September 11th, 2012

    We have to wait till next Wednesday when Barb goes to Naperville.

    Staff, Can we just get badges with names only? Or you could use our avatar. Since I don’t get to go, it would be nice if my picture was there.
    Names we need are Barb & Maggie, Kelly, Baye and Lily.

  6. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    9:05 am on September 11th, 2012


  7. Tupper and Gilly
    9:32 am on September 11th, 2012

    Good morning all Have a wonderful day reading there aren’t any bookstores around here – go figure. It’s a BEACH. Who doesn’t read at the beach.

    Boone – we don’t really care about the lobster part. It’s ok but we sure so love the bites of hard bread dipped in the lobster butter!

    The monarchs were out en masse this morning. But they were dancing and twirling so fast that Maka couldn’t get their pictures. Maybe they got their copies of AFOC too.

  8. Melanie
    9:32 am on September 11th, 2012

    Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too! Me, too!

    Going to the acupuncturist this morning. I hope he’s late! Then I can start!

    Hi Steve!

  9. BearSpiritDog
    9:45 am on September 11th, 2012

    It’s here!!!

  10. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:52 am on September 11th, 2012

    Yippeeee!!…Now everyone can enjoy the story….heh!heh!…Get ready to chorkel! A lot!….wooooooo!

  11. Boone the Wonder Dog
    9:59 am on September 11th, 2012

    We bought 3, 2 Spence signed and one is on the Nook! Yeah for something new to read! Or in my case something new to have read to you.

  12. Mollypop's Mom
    10:00 am on September 11th, 2012

    I have the book on my iPad and will take it with me to my three doctor’s appointments.

  13. Boone the Wonder Dog
    10:01 am on September 11th, 2012

    Tupper & Gilley – Oh I love butter too! I have eaten quite a few sticks. Oh well at least two, since that’s as high as I count.

  14. BearSpiritDog
    10:11 am on September 11th, 2012

    Boone! Such a handsome guy as you should have an avatar.

  15. Macy the Min-pin
    10:14 am on September 11th, 2012

    Boone, you are quite the handsome fella, but my heart belongs to Mr. Redbone Hound. It is nice to see new faces on this here blog. If you have been lurking a while, you will know that we have kind of our own language, so if something doesn’t make sense, just ask. (Uh, don’t ask the pug, especially before he has his cawfee.)

    Happy beachin, T&G! Last year T&G sent me a lobster from the beach, and while I loved it, I really didn’t see what the 2 leggeds find so special about it. It just doesn’t seem like the kind of thing they would enjoy. I have never seen them eat one of MY biscuits.

    We have neither hard copy nor kindle, but I hear tell that something called payday is coming this week!

    Dad is on day 2 of working with the special needs class. He loves it.

  16. Macy the Min-pin
    10:16 am on September 11th, 2012

    Oh my stars and garters, I forgot to say hi to my sugar dumplin’. Hi, Sugar Dumplin’!

  17. Masquers
    10:20 am on September 11th, 2012

    What’s this? AFOC was NOT downloaded to our Kindle overnight??? Amazon you have some s’plaining to do!!!

  18. Steve
    10:25 am on September 11th, 2012

    Hi Melanie

  19. Masquers
    10:34 am on September 11th, 2012

    Amazon says it was sent…no time to call to discuss…morning appt.

  20. c.hobbit
    11:28 am on September 11th, 2012

    I pre-ordered the book in hardcover in June; Amazon gives a shipping estimate of September 17 {{{sigh}}}

    BTWD (Boone the Wonder Dog): you are giving Princess Sam a run for the money in the cuteness department. Sammy is sort of a mini-me to you.

  21. OleyHowlers
    12:18 pm on September 11th, 2012

    FOC is on our iPaw!!!!! Take that, Mom!

  22. Riö – The Evil Pug
    12:34 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Boxing!…Has anyone read the Boxing scene yet?…heh!snort!heh!…Or the bar scene that is on the cover art?…chorkel!

  23. B.Stover
    12:52 pm on September 11th, 2012

    I’m reading AFOC slowly…and loving it. “No water under the bridges though……” LOL! Haven’t gotten to the boxing or bar scenes yet.

  24. Gus and BooBear
    1:04 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Ours was on our Kindle this morning as well as the new Jack Reacher novel. Of course, we’re going to read Chet’s story first.

    Barb, please check last nights postings. We answered some of ur questions about the book signings.

    Rats. Mom has an errand to run at lunch so she can’t start reading until this evening!

  25. Melanie
    1:28 pm on September 11th, 2012

    I have read 4 pages. I then came home and now have to do everything around the house. 🙁

    Boone, Are you an Otterhound?

  26. OleyHowlers
    2:18 pm on September 11th, 2012

    We read Chapter 1 during our lunch hour. Now it is back to the grind of watching for intruders, UPS trucks, critters…

  27. Riö – The Evil Pug
    2:36 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Chapter!….We have read 12 chapters so far…heh!heh!….All of them are amazing….snorkel!

  28. BearSpiritDog
    2:42 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Heh, heh, heh. While someone here is searching frantically for the download on Kindle, I have been secretly reading it on my iPaw since late last night.

  29. Tupper and Gilly
    4:46 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Wow – you all must have your noses buried in the book – no posts for over an hour!

    Ummm Macy – we don’t want your sweet little nose put out of joint but that lobstah we sent you wasn’t quite the same thing as the ones the two leggeds eat. In our opinion, that one was even better. Except it didn’t come with drawn butter.

    The surf is up and crashing on the shore, the sky is crystal blue and this just the best vacation!

  30. Tupper and Gilly
    4:51 pm on September 11th, 2012

    By the way – did anyone notice in the Simon and schuster newsletter, OFA mentions some other Chet and Bernie short stories “in the works”?
    Woo hooo!!!

  31. B.Stover
    4:54 pm on September 11th, 2012

    He also mentions more novels. I stopped reading for now. I’m not very far but it is excellent.

    Glad you’re having a good time at the beach T&G.

  32. Riö – The Evil Pug
    5:05 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Chet!…I told youse guys it was Excellant!…snort!…My friend says she can’t wait to leave right On The Dot tonight from the busy-damned-place…heh!…The new software is mostly not working and what it has done is mostly wrong…sniff!…She says it’s not her problem and her favorite sentence is “I don’t know.”…heh!

  33. AbbietheKitty
    5:16 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Barb and Maggie,
    Yes I will make ChettheDog ID’s for youse guys. If you want to post a pic of Maggie I can put her photo on them all. Unless you want one of Peaches for Lily. (snicker)
    I won’t be able to do them until tomorrow. Have to run to quilting RIGHT NOW.

    I am jealous. I won’t get my FOC until I return from my TOGA. But it will be paw printed and Signed so I am willing to wait.

  34. Trigger
    5:47 pm on September 11th, 2012

    AbbieTheKitty: Could you do my ID too? I hear the nation within is welcome at these signings.

  35. Wose
    6:10 pm on September 11th, 2012

    .. — …. . .-. –

  36. OleyHowlers
    6:17 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Wose! Wose! Wose! My mommy thinnks that is Morse Code for “I need a smooch”. Is that right? I can leave right now, if Belle Starr can pick me up.

  37. Wose
    6:42 pm on September 11th, 2012

    . . – – …. . .-. – .- .- … – – – – – – – – -. -. …. .. … -. .. -. -. .

  38. Apt24ghtc
    7:03 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Help your blog into Wall Street !!!

  39. Melanie
    7:03 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Wose, “EE–T….ER–AA…–T–T––T–NN….I…NINNE ” ? Communication unclear ??

  40. Tupper and Gilly
    7:11 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Ok – now this is ridikulous (hat tip to Harry Potter). Dad ate FIVE lobsters for dinner. And had the nerve to ask Mama if she was going to finish her 2nd one.
    This from a man who is “stuffed” if he eats a spindle pork chop or boneless chicken breast.
    And what’s more, he doesn’t even have the courtesy to be “fluffy”

  41. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:12 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Melanie!…Are you sure you are reading every dash and dot…heh!heh!

  42. Tupper and Gilly
    7:12 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Make that a “SINGLE” pork chop.

  43. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:13 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Tupper!…Guys like that really tick me off…sniff!

  44. Barb & Maggie
    7:15 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Have been busy all day with our go-to guy Eric. He did lots of things and Barb painted the master bedroom. I got locked in my crate for hours. Not sure why, but it had something to do with me freaking out when Eric started using his nail gun and generator. It made so much noise that I got scared and tried to hide behind Barb’s computer equipment. I pulled the monitor off the desk, knocked the speakers on the floor and got tangled up in all the wires. Then when Barb was finally able to drag me out I immediately ran back in there again. She finally put a leash on me and took me into my crate. I felt much more secure in there. Still not sure why it was such a big deal!

    Barb says she is pooped and will check out G & B’s post and try to find some photos tomorrow morning. Tomorrow is Barb’s b=day and we will be chillin’.

  45. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:19 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Birthday!…I think Barb is hinting around for a Cake and some Presents…heh!snort!…I was going to surprise you Barb, by remembering it was your birthday but you blew it…wheeze!

  46. Riö - The Evil Pug
    7:27 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Photo!…Does Boone ever take a bad photo?…snort!….That guy is like a male model or sumthing…sniff!…I hear there are TONS of bad photos of me. Probably because I am always running away from the kamera, not looking right at it, and not loving the whole experience as Boone seems to do….wuffle!

  47. Tupper and Gilly
    7:39 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Howlers – Dad says he was really happy to hear that Sheik had a good Monday. He says Sunday night prayers will continue to include him

  48. Melanie
    8:18 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Jeeze Louise, I’m no further into the book! Carpola.

    NOBODY better bother me tomorrow!!!! (Actually, no one bothered me, it was just stuff I had to do, and do, and do, and do.)

    Zoë is further along than I am. And I can’t take it upstairs because I won’t go to sleep.



  49. Barb & Maggie
    8:47 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Oops, Rio, Can we take back our last statement?

    Five lobsters? Unbelievable! And for such a tall, lanky guy!

  50. Masquers
    8:53 pm on September 11th, 2012

    You almost blew my cover last night, Riö. Mom has no idea I was online sending you links to AMC.
    Abbie: What’s a TOGA?
    Lobster envy.
    Hi Rose!

  51. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:17 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Maskers!….That was a great interview. I was not sure if Hank put it all together or not, but after reading that there is no question that Hank knows all now….wheeze!…What a scary thought. But I knew it would happen at some point, just not while he was on the can…heh!heh!…Walt just had to keep that book, didn’t he?…wiffle!

  52. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:26 pm on September 11th, 2012

    OMDawg!…Youse guys will never guess what happened on our walk tonight…wheeze!…We were motoring right along when we came upon a big black beautiful Poodle with dread-locks…heh!…Beau whipped forward and his leash clasp came undone!…snort!…My friend was mortified, but he just wanted a good butt sniff. as if he could get up that high…heh!…Anyways my friend finally got him hooked up again and got us moving along with many apologies on Beau’s behalf….grunt!….Then when we were almost to the last corner and heading home she realized the reason the leash had come unclasped was because she had hooked the leash to the thin little ring that holds his Rabies Tag instead of the thick halter ring….grumble!…So we had to book it fast back to the spot he got loose and we searched and searched for his little green tag…grump!…Finally found it right in the middle of the sidewalk…sneeze!…I’m beat. Its Baseball time. The Rockies are ahead by ONE!….WOOOOO!

  53. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:42 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Photos!…While I was busy begging at the Murder Mystery Party, Pepper was busy chasing sticks…heh!heh!…Here are a couple of photos of her at the party…sniff!

  54. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:44 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Me!…Doing wot I do best!…heh!

  55. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:46 pm on September 11th, 2012
  56. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:56 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Rose!…Where are you? No one could decipher your morse code. I hope you haven’t been kidnaped or sumthing…wuffle!…I posted all these party pictures for you, you know….grunt!…You could at least comment on what great shape I am in from all that walking…sniffle!sneeze!….She doesn’t ever get that many good photos of me unless I am totally distracted….heh!heh!

  57. Riö - The Evil Pug
    9:58 pm on September 11th, 2012

    ((((sigh!)))))…Its Tuesday Freakin’ Night, where is everybody?…grump!….I give up!…dammit!

  58. Siber-H
    10:06 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Hi Rio! Hello Everyone!

    Happy Book Release Day to Spence and all of us!
    I have the book in my paws. We will start reading it tomorrow.

  59. Masquers
    10:15 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Everyone is reading, Riö. You just happen to have a head start on the rest of us. I’d watch the game with you, but it’s no where to be found on any of the 60 channels we now have. Grump.
    Siber! Welcome back!

  60. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:28 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Pitiful!…That is a pitiful excuse Maskers….grump!…I’ve had the book for weeks now and did I neglect all youse guys on this here blog?…sniff!…No I did not….Goodnight!

  61. dawson
    10:49 pm on September 11th, 2012

    SiberH: Back just in time to read the new book. Hope you had a great time off the grid.
    Rio: You are looking real svelte…and swell in your toned-up body.
    TOGA: All’s I remember is that the T stands for Treadle and it’s all about old fashioned treadle sewing machines.
    Wose: All I know is that there is no SOS in that morse code message. And there is an H. That’s all I know.
    Now it’s bed time for Bonzo.

  62. Macy the Min-Pin
    11:08 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Night Bonzo. I don’t think we have met.

    Yeep yikes and scubie doobie do! Mom forgot that she had put FOC on reserve at the library. We could be reading it right now, but I guess tomorrow is soon enough.

    We are going to make like that Bonzo guy. Nighters!

  63. Masquers
    11:17 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Dawson: Might have known it had something to do with the old time sewing machines. Thanks for deciphering the acronym for me.
    H is for Help…Hello…Hola? Damit! Why didn’t I ever learn Morse Code.
    Kool photos of you and Pepper, Riö. Now it’s time to get back to THE BOOK.
    G’night all. (Happy Birthday Eve to Barb)

  64. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    11:56 pm on September 11th, 2012

    Welcome back, Siber H!

    Wose? Wise? I hope you’re okay!

    BBL. We’re on Chapter 3!

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