RIP Fred Morrison

“Hey,” Bernie says, looking up from the paper, “Fred Morrison died. He’s the guy who invented the Frisbee.”

That got my attention. Frisbees are amazing. I love how they just go and go! I go and go right after them – and Bernie, on account of his great arm, can zing them a long long way. Once he zinged one a long long way and I was chasing it down – just zooming! – when another Frisbee came into the picture going a different way, and somehow that was the one I ended up snagging. The guy who’d thrown it – he was showing off for his girlfriend – turned out to be Boodles Calhoun, a perp wanted in three states, so we got to keep that Frisbee too. We’ve still got it!

Anyway, Frisbees are great! Thanks, Fred.

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47 Responses to “RIP Fred Morrison”

  1. AbbietheKitty
    4:14 am on February 13th, 2010

    Hmmm, The staff has to go to work again today so I thought I would just sneak in here before that Rio the evil pug started dissing me again. I may be sneaky but Rio is definitely delusional.

    However he is so much fun I will just keep on encouraging him. ~Wookie, Melanie and Cosmo: I know you were never going to do all those things he said.

    ~B. Stover I admire your perceptiveness.

    It is amazing what Rio can make up. I am sure he will soon be back here squirting and snorting all over the place. (Goodness he must be a chore to clean up after.)

    Hope this doesn't upset him too much that I got here first. He stayed up WAYYYYY too late last night and I wanted to say a little something before staff shuts off the computer. I can't get it open once she locks it.

    Later friends…Alice Johnson

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1266070464-KC Market Dog small.jpg[/img]

  2. Gus & BooBear
    4:19 am on February 13th, 2010

    Frisbees aren't that great a deal for us cats, but we do enjoy watching the great dogs like Chet go flying to catch them.

    Whiskey, welcome! You are a handsome fellow. Do you have a barn to protect too?

  3. AbbietheKitty
    4:20 am on February 13th, 2010

    Staff has talked about those frisbee things but Alice is only 9 pounds and even Abbie at 15 pounds thinks they are way too dangerous for a cat. What do you think Gus and Boobear?

    They are a great toy for those dogs though. Keeps their minds off the cats. 😉

  4. AbbietheKitty
    4:21 am on February 13th, 2010

    Gus! Boobear! Great minds!

  5. Mollypop
    4:35 am on February 13th, 2010

    A-Kat weighs 15 pounds! That's like going into the grocery store and trying to pick up 3 five-pound bags of potatoes at once.

    AbbieKat, when Alice gets out of control you can just sit on her. Hee hee.

  6. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    5:31 am on February 13th, 2010

    Rio. Wise move there aborting the mission, although I still think the catnip torpedo was a bit much. And yesterday was still a mess around here, especially for my dad who was trapped on the subway system for quite a while when a train derailed. He said it wasn't that bad though, he just kept reading the really great book he had, called Nerve Damage by you know who (except I didn't know who and had no clue what he was talking about; my dad is like that at some times). Anyway, once I returned home, my mom had made some really great dog biscuits from a mix she got from a place called King Arthur Flower in Norwich, Vt (we visit them every year when we go on vacation to Vermont– another story for another time). I bet they are almost as good as the biscuits Chet gets from Rover & Co. And Lucy, I'd really like to get together for a play date sometime, although I think we need to wait for the snow to melt some and, of course, I would need to clear my schedule with Commander Rio to make sure that it doesn't conflict with any future missions. PFC Wookie

  7. Barb & Maggie
    6:29 am on February 13th, 2010

    Gus and Boobear, Where did you see Whiskey? I think you are talking about my dad, and he is a really handsome fellow. I take after him. And he does have a barn with horses, sheep and chickens! But he is the boss of them all.Maggie

  8. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:36 am on February 13th, 2010

    Alice!…You are Welcome!…snort!…I know that early morning post was your way of Thanking me for not letting Wookie…wheeze!…Rip your throat out and throw it up against the wall last night…gasp!

    Grunt!…The title of Chet’s post could very well have been “RIP Alice Johnson”…heh…heh.

  9. Melanie
    7:45 am on February 13th, 2010

    Frisbees don't last a long time at this house. Never do cell phones that are left out on the desk, or remotes. Just something about that plastic and the way it chews.

    Youngest son, struggling actor, co-owns two of the Newfs here, Rosalynd and Rose. They love his smell and stole two of his cell phones at different times. You would think he would learn. We didn't find one until the snow melted. I framed it for him.

    He has lost his cell phone insurance.

    Frisbees though, they last about three throws, then about four dogs grab ahold and it's all over with.

  10. Melanie
    7:46 am on February 13th, 2010

    That should be neither not never, though in a way it makes perfect sense.

  11. Mollypop
    8:45 am on February 13th, 2010

    Melanie – this is Judy, Mollypop's Mom. I'm loving all of your Newf stories and your website. I try to imagine having 10 Newfs all in one place. What fun!

  12. J V
    9:35 am on February 13th, 2010

    i just started reading thereby hangs a tail and loving it

  13. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    9:51 am on February 13th, 2010

    Tech support (I mean mom) caught an error in my earlier post, it should have read "King Arthur Flour" and not "King Arthur Flower". Boy, what was I thinking (must be overtired from yesterday's mission). Also, just to make it easier for those so inclined, the following is the link to the web page for the biscuits: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/dog-bis

  14. megan
    11:20 am on February 13th, 2010

    Chet u r so lucky! Frisbees take up, like, 90% of my body, so I can't really chase it! Not even hold it!

    Guys, don't bag about Alice, be nice! Anyone is welcome! If that's ok with u chet! Oh and Rio, what's ur next spy plan?!

  15. Lexi
    11:21 am on February 13th, 2010

    Oh, shoot I just remembered to change my name thing!

  16. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:36 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Lexi!…Grunt!… I don’t know!…snort!…lets see, how about we think up a plan to send Alice on a trip down the Luge??… whoosh!

  17. Gus & BooBear
    12:58 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Maggie, your grandmother posted a picture of Whiskey yesterday and she did say he was your father. Glad to hear he has a cool barn to protect too.

  18. Gus & BooBear
    12:59 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Melanie, what is your website? Mom would love to see more stories and pics of the Newf tribe!

  19. B. Stover
    1:17 pm on February 13th, 2010

    How does Alice Johnson know that you stayed up wayyyyy too late last night Rio?

  20. Rio - The Evil Pug
    2:01 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Gasp!…Stover!…the thing is, I did Not stay up that late last night!!… Snort!…why would she even mention something like that???….Grunt!…She’s up to something again. Damn!…

    Stover!… you are more than just a walking encyclopedia!…gruff!… you are very observant to minute details!…Snort!…I know you are drawn towards being bad, but I am asking you to join us in the quest to find out more about book 3 AND book 4…wheeze!…which most certainly is about Colonel Bob’s so called Son…Gruff!

  21. Barb & Maggie
    2:17 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Gus and Boobear, Thanks, I knew it had to be my dad, Whiskey. I haven't ever met him, on account of he lives very far away, but I know he's awesome. Last year, my 2-legged mom and Jazzy, my real 4-legged mom, drove and drove till they got to Whiskey's place. Jazzy and Whiskey did that meet-and-greet thing that members of my tribe do from time to time,not sure about the details, and voila, I came along! Anyway, thanks again. And Melanie, we have Newfies in mom's family that we get to play with. They only have 2 – Joe and Gus – but they are sooo much fun! They like to stay out in the snow tll they are covered, then they come in and melt all over the floor. Maggie

  22. Rio - The Evil Pug
    2:25 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Chuckle!!…Boodles Calhoun!…Chet you have a real knack for name calling.

  23. Mollypop
    2:27 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Oh Rio – B. Stover seems to just know everything. I don't know how I just know her from the beginning of this Chet stuff. Impressive intelligence. Please (be nice and) enlist her to be on our side before Alice Johnson gets to her.

  24. Rio - The Evil Pug
    2:43 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Molly!… Now that is very interesting!… “He is a She”…once again I’ve been assuming incorrectly….SNORT!… B.Stover is a gal after my own heart!…Gruff!… a true devoted fan of Chet and Bernie (and of course that other guy,,ole wots his name).

    So what is it?? Betty, Betsy, Babe, Barbara, Barb, Babs, Beatrice, Bea, Bonnie, Beverly, Bev???….mmmphf!… I can’t think of any more B names!….

    Stover!… don't you just Love MollyPop? …heh..heh..

  25. Rio - The Evil Pug
    2:45 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Stover!… Its not "Boodles" is it!?… HA!

  26. Susan
    3:30 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Hey Guys – Cosmo's Mom Susan here, Cosman went to bed early tonight, stayed up waayyy too late watching all that Olympic stuff.

    Just wanted to say that Whiskey is quite an impressive canine! I've meant to mention the websites before, but all this talk about agents, investigations and now Alice Johnson kept distracting me.

    Gus & BooBear, the names that come up in blue link to websites, so if you click on any our names in blue you'll get transported! I've enjoyed looking at everyone's sites – LOVE the newfs and shelts! Abbie's got a fun site too, and if you click on mine, there's all my drawings of Cosmo, etc.

    Just so you know, B.Stover's and Megan/Lexi's don't work. I would want to know if my link didn't work, so I'm hoping you can find out what the problem is! Maybe the whole URL didn't copy?

    Hope you guys have a great night, Cosmo will be back eventually…

    Boodles! Heeeheeee

  27. AbbietheKitty
    3:38 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Dear B. Stover,

    Thanks for all the compliments. I appreciate them. It is nice to have someone appreciate your intelligence when others are trying to rip your throat out or send you a catnip torpedo.

    You asked how I know that Rio stays up late? Well dear Rio and I have been up rather late and at the same time.

    Hmmm-yes you can let him try to deny it but the proof is in the posting.

    So unless Rio can bribe Admin in the next few minutes y'all can check out the late posts from that last few days.

    Fess up little Rio.

    Alice Johnson

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1266110871-sm alice 2.jpg[/img]

  28. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:43 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Stover!… Fill me in about the “protesting” and the “subject changing” you are referring to….snort!… I’m sorry if I suggested bad names…grunt!… don’t know that many that start with ‘B’…

  29. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:50 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Alice!!…what are you??…Snort!… some supermodel super-spy who gets her picture taken all the time??… I think Stover thinks you and I are the “SAME ANIMAL”… last laugh is on him..errr..Her!… Growl!…

    Boodles, I take Everything I talked to you about before – Back….phooey!

  30. Susan
    4:04 pm on February 13th, 2010

    I can see how Alice Johnson can be a hypnotist, she is gorgeous!

  31. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:28 pm on February 13th, 2010

    TWO WORDS!…Apollo Ono!… yes Boodles, I'm changing the freakin' subject again…deal with it. Snort!..

  32. Mollypop
    4:49 pm on February 13th, 2010

    That picture of Alice – she's using her mind meld on me … must resist … must resist…

  33. Lexi
    4:55 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Guys, calm down! Only you know what u r talking about! I'm so confused! Who is where and why is it there? What?! Im all disconfabulated! Thanks!

  34. Barb & Maggie
    4:59 pm on February 13th, 2010

    My mom LOVES Apollo Ono….don't like the ice much myself. She is glued to the big rectangular thing, waiting for Apollo to win some sort of a really big treat. Maggie

  35. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:03 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Molly!…Look Away… Look Away… she is an expert Hypnotist!…I was even willing to give her MY food(un-heard of!)..snort!…when I first "looked" too long.

  36. JACKIE
    5:40 pm on February 13th, 2010

    It's 7:35 in California. It was a beautiful 77˚ and we had a barbecue. I had chicken and shrimp. I thought Abbie the Kitty was a calico. I'm a yellow lab and live with two cats.

    Chet, I adore them even if they do yawn in my face. Let's see if the post doesn't say

    10:35, but it is really three hours earlier.

  37. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:42 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Lexi!…”disconfabulated”…snort!…what a great Word!….Can I use it my dear??… mmmm…I hope I can put this all into purr-spective for you.

    1. I was transfixed by Alice the first time I saw her photo…all of a sudden after staring at her photo, I wanted to give her food for no reason at all. I NEVER give anyone my food.

    2. I told a harmless joke…Alice took it personally. And LASHED OUT…

    3. We saw her True Ruthless Nature..

    4. Then bad things started to happen to all the Special Agents… we suspected Alice! Wookie and I came up with a ‘Plan’… but stopped it before it became the “final” outcome we first imagined.….WHEEZE!… A-Kat (Abbiethekitty) was not harmed, so we did not harm Alice.

    So now Lexi, Alice is free to roam about…Snort!.. and is trying to get others to join her in an attempt to ….mmmm….this is Very Hard for me to say…hmmm….

    ….she wants to Stop Spencer ‘permanently’ …groan!…from writing his next novel… she hates the fact that Dogs are getting all the Glory from his novels and Kats are viewed as his enemies…

    Grunt!!.. Lexi, does this make any sense to you my dear???

  38. Barb & Maggie
    5:44 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Not sure what is going on -Mom keeps yelling "Apolo and J.R." in the other room. Didn't know anyone else was here. Maggie

  39. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:03 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Barb N MagPie!..we too are Yelling "APOLLO ONO"… snort!… have you seen the commercial where he has a cold!?…LOVE HIM…

    SNORT!… Now the dreaded Luge is on!… we are super glued to this!…YOOOO!..

  40. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:33 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Apollo is skating for GOLD next Barb!!….breath..breath…snort!..

  41. Barb & Maggie
    6:47 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Haven't seen the commercial. Does he snort and cough? Mom says it is bedtime. Goodnight. Happy dreams everyone. Mags

  42. Gus & BooBear
    7:38 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Yeah for Apolo and JR !!! We are BIG Apolo fans and are so excited he got the silver, especially since the Koreans tried to block him out. Glad there are other Apolo fans on the Chet blog! I bet Chet comments on Apolo's race tomorrow because we know Bernie is a big sports fan.

  43. Gus & BooBear
    7:39 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Rio, we loved the Apolo's commercial!

  44. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:44 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Stover!…Hey!..I'm up Late…come put me in hand cuffs!.….The Olympics are ON and I will be with my Best Friends – Watching everything for however long this lasts!… My oh My, your implications today left a very bad taste in my mouth…. SNORT!…I had no idea how far to the bad side you had ‘sidled’…Wotawaste!..

    Last acknowledgment from me to you…goodbye Stover.

  45. B. Stover
    8:06 pm on February 13th, 2010

    Yes, I like MollyPop. I also like Alice Johnson and I think you are protesting too much when you aren’t changing the subject. No it is not Boodles.

  46. AbbietheKitty
    2:39 am on February 14th, 2010

    Well here we are again Rio, Up late again.
    Staff just got back from going out for Pizza and Bluegrass Music with friends and she spent most of her time looking over their shoulders into the other part of the room with the big TV with the Olympics on. She couldn’t her the sound but she could watch.
    She claims she finally went to that part of the room and sat closer to the TV till they came to take her home.
    She too loves the Olympics and really enjoyed the short track, but was scared by the luge. She left just as the skaters were talking but not skating yet.
    Good pizza too.
    Sleep well Rio. Rest up for tomorrow so you are strong and won’t be so disconfabulated. There is a whole day of the Olympics coming up.
    Try not to look at the picture of Alice Johnson too much. Obviously it weakens you in strange ways. Try to hold onto your food.
    Love,
    Abbie the Kat (who is a calico and lives with Alice Johnson who is a blonde.)

  47. AbbietheKitty
    2:51 am on February 14th, 2010

    Dear Jackie,
    I can see where you might get confused by the two cats. Abbie the Kitty started posting here, but her ‘friend’ Alice Johnson sometimes nudges Abbie off the computer and takes over.
    Rio, for some unknown reason, is under Alice’s influence and is fighting desperately to maintain his freedom.
    Mollypop mollypop, ooo Molly molly molly is also beginning to fall under Alice Johnson’s fatal control. Well not fatal. She doesn’t require you to give up all your food to her. Just a little bit.
    And it is true. Our staff follows us around with a camera just a smidge more than is normal. What can I say? We are irresistible cats.
    good luck Rio! See you tomorrow!
    AJ and A-Kat

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