Random Amazon Review We Like


5.0 out of 5 stars Hard to put down, very entertaining. November 22, 2013

G on To Fetch A Thief:

I love Chet and Bernie! Every book has an exciting adventure. Spencer Quinn must have been a dog in a past life, he certainly knows how to make you believe Chet is writing these books.

Welcome Crosby, Bosley & Wrigley. (Almost like the start of an A.A. Milne poem.)


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  1. Barb & Maggie
    9:28 am on January 16th, 2014

    Good morning all. Looks like we might be first today.

    What, you mean Chet isn’t writing them?

  2. Masquers
    9:31 am on January 16th, 2014

    Heh. We were almost first but no cigar.
    Hi B&M.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:34 am on January 16th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! Who could argue that OFA might have been a dog?
    Have a thumping good Thurday 🙂

  4. Barb & Maggie
    9:35 am on January 16th, 2014

    Masquers, back at ya! Sorry to beat you out of first.

    We are expecting some snow later, and 2-5″ coming up Saturday.

  5. Herd of Hounds
    9:35 am on January 16th, 2014

    GAH! That’s what happens when you let Darah and her big paws on the ipaw…ThurSday.

  6. B. Stover
    9:41 am on January 16th, 2014

    Good morning all.

  7. Diane C.
    9:49 am on January 16th, 2014

    Hello Everyone–since we’re doing weather, I should probably let you know that it was 89 (above zero, Farenheit) yesterday with the same predicted for today. Currently a balmy 50.
    Everyone have a lovely day.

  8. BearSpiritDog
    9:57 am on January 16th, 2014

    Well, Of course Chet Wrote the Books.
    Spence has to put his name on the cover
    because…Who Would Believe a Dog was the Author?

  9. Masquers
    10:03 am on January 16th, 2014

    Aha! Now we know who is hoarding all the warm weather…although 89 is a bit too balmy for my taste.
    Foggy & 42 degrees in these parts.

  10. Masquers
    10:09 am on January 16th, 2014
  11. Wose
    10:09 am on January 16th, 2014


    HRH, B, today’s GOOGLE Doodle is in tribute to Dian Fossey.

    Grey day here in Westchester as well. Now I know what a pug feels like…
    sneeze!sniff!sniff! sneeze!sneeze! wuffle!sneeze!snort! sneeze!

    I will be under the Rose quilt today with a good book.

  12. Macy the min-pin
    10:17 am on January 16th, 2014

    Thanks A & L for the prayer last night. Dad did not get home until midnight. Granny is still hanging in there, even though no blood pressure will register. Dad went to work, but I wouldn’t cross him cause he is cranky when he is tired. We pray that Granny will let go today.

  13. Tupper and Gilly
    10:17 am on January 16th, 2014

    Well, we have met the man who calls himself Spence. But come to think about it, there was something vaguely paw like about his handshake.

    Good morning all. Still January here in New England.
    Diane – would you consider adopting a couple of shivering Corgis? And their Mama? Wrotten Kats need not be included.

  14. Herd of Hounds
    10:18 am on January 16th, 2014

    Mom said it was 21F in the screen room this a.m. We said it was perfect play weather and Darah brought in an iceberg from the wading pool.

  15. Wose
    10:36 am on January 16th, 2014

    AJ, your pictures on last night’s blog are just beautiful. Brings back such nice memories for Grizz and me. Any of those pictures would make a great Snowhook Christmas card.

  16. Wose
    10:38 am on January 16th, 2014

    Wolfie, how is your nose doing? Please thank your mom again for me.

  17. Wose
    10:40 am on January 16th, 2014

    (whispering) It ‘s a secret, but today is Grizz’s birthday! : )

  18. Diane C.
    10:57 am on January 16th, 2014

    T and G–Come ahead–you’ll fit in fine with two elderly gentleman Lhasas and a terrier (and the local opossum population).

    Grizz–Happy Happy!

    Wose–(whispering also) Who is Grizz, again?

  19. Diane C.
    10:58 am on January 16th, 2014

    Macy–Still praying with you.

    Melanie–Thinking of you and hoping you’ll have a really good day today.

  20. Herd of Hounds
    10:58 am on January 16th, 2014

    (Shh) Whoo hoo, yodel, howl. Whoo hoo, yodel, howl. Whoo hoo dear Grrrrrizz.
    Whoo hoo yodel howl! (We didn’t want to sing too loud.)

  21. Herd of Hounds
    10:59 am on January 16th, 2014

    Grizz is Wose’s hubby.

  22. BearSpiritDog
    11:04 am on January 16th, 2014


  23. Masquers
    11:06 am on January 16th, 2014

    also know as the Prof to moi.
    Haaapppy Biirrthday 2U!!!

  24. Wose
    11:16 am on January 16th, 2014

    Hey Diane , Looks like some of my Plunderer friends have answered your question. Grizz (who got the name in Alaska last year) is, indeed my better half.
    You’ll notice he does go by the name “The Prof” as well.

    Thank you, Diane, HOHs, BSD and my dearest Masquers for your good wishes.

  25. B. Stover
    11:20 am on January 16th, 2014

    Rose: Thank you. I really like today’s Google Doodle.

    Happy Birthday Grizz.

  26. Tupper and Gilly
    11:25 am on January 16th, 2014


    Diane – we are packing – do we need to bring our bikinis and water wings?

  27. Barb & Maggie
    11:29 am on January 16th, 2014

    Happy Birthday to The Great Grizz.

    Snowing here a wee bit. More to come.

  28. Siber-H
    11:43 am on January 16th, 2014

    Excellent short review. I agree with it.

    Happy Birthday Grizz!!!

    Wose, We hope you feel better soon. Take care of yourself…the quilt and a book is a good idea.

    Macy, Praying for you and your family.

    AJ Thanks for the pictures last night. I’m glad you were able to go under that tree.

  29. Wose
    12:25 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Thanks, youse guys for all the nice birthday wishes!

  30. Wose
    12:43 pm on January 16th, 2014

    sneeze!sneeze!snort! wuffle!snort!sneeze!

    Have youse read the story over on the right. wuffle!sneeze!snort!snort!chuffle!

  31. Melanie
    12:56 pm on January 16th, 2014

    I always thout that Chet dictated and OFA just wrote it down . .

    Macy, sounds like both your Ma and Pa could use some big, drooly Newf kisses. Could you pass them on?

    Happy Birthday to our Grizzled Hubby of a Plunderer.

  32. Melanie
    12:59 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Still trying to get rid of the dyes. So slow moving here.

    I talked to YSAS. He was watching Jack Reacher. He said the writing was fantastic, the supporting actors were great, and TC was a complete flop.

    I told him I had read the books and TC was no Jack Reacher.

    Back to change laundry and take another nap.

  33. BearSpiritDog
    1:06 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Melanie: We will go with YSAS’s Rating and watch it on Amazon Prime.

  34. Herd of Hounds
    1:33 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Melanie, keep slow, keep drinking…water, keep listening to the ocean slosh. Feel better sooner that way!

  35. Riö - The Evil Pug
    1:34 pm on January 16th, 2014

    AJ!…Wow! Those photos of the tree down and the sled and Team going underneath the tree are awesome!…snort!snort!…The Giant is THE MAN!…Woooo!…We must remember to FEED HIM and The A-Team!…wheeze!

  36. Teddy Ruff Rider
    1:38 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Happy Birthday to the Grizz. He gives tummies almost as good as Wose. And I know because I have first paw experience with both.

  37. Diane C.
    2:03 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Wose et al–thanks for being patient with me as I try to sort eveyone out.

    T and G–Probably–I understand there are some nude beaches around, but I don’t frequent them. Still backyard pools here, too, despite the drought…

    Now who is this Giant, again?

  38. Diane C.
    2:04 pm on January 16th, 2014

    …that was supposed to be “everyone”…

  39. Masquers
    2:22 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Diane: No worries about typos on the infamous iPaw. We automatically “auto-correct”. Heh.

  40. BooBear
    2:29 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Happy Birthday, Grizz! Hope you have a great day.

    We loved the pics that AJ posted! We really appreciate that he is sharing a lot of his pics and posts with us!

  41. Siber-H
    2:39 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Diane, The Giant is also known as AJ or Justin. He is the husband of Rebecca of Snowhook kennel…the Iditarod musher and Alpha dog.

  42. Barb & Maggie
    3:01 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Diane, He was nicknamed The Giant as he is very tall (and good looking too).

  43. Barb & Maggie
    3:02 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Still snowing here so Barb is not driving down to watch Lily horse back ride, again. Sob

  44. BearSpiritDog
    3:21 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Barb&Magpie: We know it is A Disappointment, But Better that You Are Safe at Home.

  45. BearSpiritDog
    3:47 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Is the Weather Different Where Lily is?

  46. Barb & Maggie
    3:59 pm on January 16th, 2014

    BSD, Lily is 17 miles southeast of here, so weather is basically the same. We are closer to the WI border, and sometimes get a little more snow.

  47. Alice M. Johnson
    4:29 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Griz, Happy BDay!

    DianeC, Griz used to be known at the Prof. but after he went to AK with Wose he started being called Griz. Evidently his real name, or the nickname ‘the Prof’ were not Manly enough for AK and he was nicknamed Griz instead. Heh. And as usual with the blog, the new name stuck.

  48. c.hobbit
    4:30 pm on January 16th, 2014

    I don’t know why I find this funny but I do:

  49. c.hobbit
    4:31 pm on January 16th, 2014

    D.C.: what part of California do you live? Our family home that everyone uses for recreational breaks is a little east of Ventura.

  50. Masquers
    4:52 pm on January 16th, 2014

    CHobbit: That is very funny!

  51. Barb & Maggie
    5:42 pm on January 16th, 2014

    BSD, If our comments left you a little confused, to clarify, Lily rides in an inside arena, so that is not the problem. Barb does not like to make the trip home at night with snow falling. The 8 mile strip of highway between towns is notorious for blowing snow and difficult conditions in a storm.

  52. Tupper and Gilly
    5:44 pm on January 16th, 2014

    CHobbit – that was a real snort! Why do we hear the Howlers and Siber giggling?

  53. Macy the min-pin
    5:51 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Melanie, I am afraid I would have to save up my juices for a week to pass on Newf kisses, but mom appreciates the thought just the same.

    HB to Griz

    Mom is reading “Giant George” about the biggest dog in the world. At 9 months he was 146 lbs. Sheesh, that is a lot of dog. When he crossed the bridge, he weighed 245.

  54. Melanie
    5:56 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Hmm, I can honestly say Giant George would have been to big for me!

    Lazing the day away. Ocean noises galore. Been snowing but nothing really stuck.

    Taked to OTAS. They are doing fine. Miss their vacation spot.

  55. Siber-H
    6:03 pm on January 16th, 2014

    C.Hobbit, I am laughing. That Siber puppy is so cute. The eye makeup on that kid is very impressive.

  56. Barb & Maggie
    6:06 pm on January 16th, 2014

    We thought it was funny too, although we do not condone the idea, no we don’t.

  57. Diane C
    6:10 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Everyone–thanks for being patient with me. I had conflated Grizz with the Giant.

    C.Hobbit–I live in Orange County, a little north of Disneyland.

  58. c.hobbit
    6:28 pm on January 16th, 2014

    D.C.: that is great. I will be going to California periodically as we are having work done on the house. We could meet up depending if I get the nerve to drive in LA. My next trip should be either just before the Plunderer visit up north (faint possibility) or in mid-March.

  59. Tupper and Gilly
    6:44 pm on January 16th, 2014

    When asked if he knew where that little lamb went:

  60. Masquers
    7:08 pm on January 16th, 2014

    T&G: LOL.

  61. Siber-H
    7:08 pm on January 16th, 2014

    T&G That is funny. Thanks. The Howlers need to see this video.

  62. dawson
    7:16 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Happy Birthday to Professor Grizzly!

    Those Sibers are smart!

    Bad trip to the next town South. The temperature was around 45 degrees F. Way to warm for winter up here. Snow was melting, ceilings were leaking, the wind was gusting up to 70 mph and the power went out all over the area including the hotel where we were staying. No heat, no electricity (but the fire alarm went off in the middle of the night), no coffee, no nothing including customer service, discount or even a smile. The bus ride home was 200 miles of black ice. I had my hands over my eyes many times.
    So good to be home!

  63. BearSpiritDog
    7:19 pm on January 16th, 2014

    OMD, Dawson! We Here are Very Happy you are Home too! Yikes.

  64. Barb & Maggie
    7:26 pm on January 16th, 2014

    That was not a fun trip Dawson. Glad you made it back.

    That dog really was saying nooooo. Very clearly!

  65. dawson
    7:31 pm on January 16th, 2014

    O’Howlers: I received a wonderful card from you today!

  66. Wose
    7:54 pm on January 16th, 2014

    That husky video is really funny!

    Dawson, glad you are home, safe and sound.

  67. O'Howlers
    8:01 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Dawson! That is funny because we received a very special holiday card today also.
    Hobbit, Too Funny!!!!!! We had to think about it for a minute though. Heh!
    Now, as for that Sibe not going into his crate, our first thought is that his person is breaking the #1 rule of Sibe Partnership: The person is supposed to be the Alpha. Clearly not happening there (or here).

  68. Herd of Hounds
    8:03 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Ditto to husky and Dawson home.

  69. Siber-H
    8:16 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Dawson, Glad you made it home safely. I would have had my paws over my eyes or a sack over my head.

  70. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:24 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Dawson!…Maybe you should never leave your backyard either…grunt!

  71. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:27 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Friday!….I sure wish it was Friday and then that big football game between the Broncos and the Patriots would be one day closer…grunt!….Plus, my friend would be home too…sniff!

    Seahawks!…Maskers team goes up against those 49ers…heh!heh!…Here I was hoping it would be the Broncos and the Seahawks in the Supper Bowl…chorkel!

  72. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    8:33 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Diane, mom grew up in Montclair, and her sister lives in Chino. We live an hour north of Fresno

  73. Siber-H
    8:33 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Fellow Sibers, That is what my mom said…that the human was really encouraging the Siber’s behavior in that video.

  74. Princess Sam
    8:39 pm on January 16th, 2014

    I could see the Siber was trying to tell his person that he really didn’t want to do that. So what’s wrong with that. Where’s the partnership?

  75. c.hobbit
    8:53 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Oooo, it sounds like maybe Wolfie, D.C. and I can have a California reunion. Maybe meet in Bakersfield????

    Some dogs are too cute to discipline correctly. Fortunately, my Sadie Bear seems to be a naturally good dog.

  76. Siber-H
    8:57 pm on January 16th, 2014

    There is no partnership in that video. The Siber is winning.
    It is not a good idea to let a Siber win…guess who will be even more badly behaved in the next go-around.

    Mom does not let me get away with not coming when called. She comes and gets me.
    (whisperng) She needs the exercise.

  77. Masquers
    9:00 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Riö: We will talk more after Saturday’s game.

  78. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:08 pm on January 16th, 2014

    SiberH!…How do you feel about using the “ignore” technique?…snort!…Beau and I have that one perfected. It only lasts for so long though…heh!heh!

  79. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:09 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Maskers!…What time on Saturday does your team play?…grunt!

  80. Siber-H
    9:13 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Rio, I am an expert at the ignore technique.

    Seattle plays on Sat. and the Broncos play on Sunday. Is this correct?

  81. Masquers
    9:24 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Riö: Oops…wrong day…the Seahawks play on Sunday.

  82. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:27 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Maskers!…I thought both games will be played on Sunday…sniff!…Broncos are playing around 1:00ish. So the Seahawks play later in the day, which makes sense….heh!heh!…Can’t wait!…Woooo!

  83. Siber-H
    9:33 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Is Seattle playing at home?

  84. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:37 pm on January 16th, 2014

    SiberH!…Maybe Maskers can tell us…snort!…It’s all I can do to stay up on my team and keep Beau calm…heh!

  85. Masquers
    9:37 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Siber: Here is the schedule for both teams.


    New England Patriots at Denver Broncos

    Sunday, Jan. 19, 3 p.m. ET on CBS

    San Franciso 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

    Sunday, Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m. ET on FOX

  86. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:41 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Advantage!….So it seems Maskers team and my team both have home-field advantage….chuffle!…Thank Dawg! All four of these teams are awesome, two will end up in the Supper Bowl — Party location to be determined…wooooo!Hoooo!

  87. Siber-H
    9:45 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Thanks Masquers…The altitude will get to the Patroits…ha, ha, ha

  88. Masquers
    9:49 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Siber: Heh, heh and the attitude will get to the 49ers.

    We here may have to go out and buy more couch cushions.
    Loading up on food and grog is a must.
    and…we cannot forget the Velveeta!
    (just kidding folks)

  89. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:50 pm on January 16th, 2014

    SiberH!…Heh!heh!Heh!…wheeze!cough!…It will be one of the rare times Tom Brady has to travel for a championship game….heh!heh!…Plus, I heard he has been under the quilt this week. I hope everyone got his autograph while he was under there with them….snorkel!

  90. Barb & Maggie
    9:51 pm on January 16th, 2014

    We thought the video was funny, simply because not many dogs sounds like they are saying no and why. However, the human definitely was playing to the camera, and was not being at all alpha.

  91. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:52 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Beau!….He is twirling and spinning to the tune of “I’m so excited! I just can’t hide it!”…snort!

  92. Masquers
    9:56 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Riö: Just make sure youse don’t run out of beer & hot wings!

  93. Riö – The Evil Pug
    9:58 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Out!….Maskers, how long have you known me?…heh!heh!…The little fridge downstairs is stocked full up…snort!…My friend has been preparing stuff for us, never fear!…Woooooo!

  94. Barb & Maggie
    10:11 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Good night and sweet dreams.

    Take special care, all of those under The Quilt.

  95. Alice M. Johnson
    10:39 pm on January 16th, 2014

    Goodnight all. We are all doing well under the quilt. there are plenty of treats to go around and many pillows. Some of the pillows are furry and some are feathered.

    Dawson I bet that ride was really hard for you since the man of the house had that terrible accident on his other bus ride. Yikes. Glad you are home safe.

    Melanie check your SDD when you get up.

    Nighty noodle hotdish.

  96. Diane C.
    7:30 am on January 17th, 2014

    CHobbit and WW–I’m not the only Californian! Bakersfield, OK, other venues possible, just let me know. (I still teach all day Fridays, but can move other things around as needed.) Loved the kennel video despite waking too early. Thanks.
    See y’all on the 1/17 board.

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