Saturday Morning Coffee

Maybe because we’ve been socked in on Cape Cod by the remnants of Jose – while the rest of the country is nice and sunny – but I woke up this morning thinking of the desert. The Sonoran desert, specifically. I fell in love with Arizona during the writing of THEIR WILDEST DREAMS. I think it’s the first book where I broadened some of the humor a little bit – so in two ways at least it’s a precursor to Chet and Bernie. No canine narrator in THEIR WILDEST DREAMS. The POV is multiple third-person close, which can sometimes be pretty hackish, but I think not in this case. In desperate financial straits, Mackie, the main character and a former dancer, tries working in a strip club. I got an email from a stripper telling me the thoughts in Mackie’s head while performing were just like hers. A stroke of luck. How could I ever have researched something like that? (Don’t even go there.)




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25 Responses to “Saturday Morning Coffee”

  1. Teddy Ruff Rider
    9:43 am on September 23rd, 2017

    Go where, Spen

  2. Teddy Ruff Rider
    9:44 am on September 23rd, 2017

    Go where, Spence? Good morning everyone. Sorry about the first abbreviated post. Just some more blog weirdness.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:57 am on September 23rd, 2017

    Good morning Teddy and everyone! Mom couldn’t go there in her wildest dreams!
    Blog still a bit weird…hate to say we are adjusting.
    Katie, from the wee hours, we think you might be from the west coast. To answer your question: 1) Dog on It 2009, 2) Thereby Hangs a Tail 2010, 3) To Fetch a Thief 2010, 4) The Dog Who Knew Too Much 2011, 5) A Fistful of Collars 2012,
    6) The Sound and the Furry 2013, 7) Paw and Order 2014, 8) Scents and Sensibility 2015. There are also 3 short stories/e-books. Enjoy!
    Salubrious Saturday to all!

  4. B.Stover
    10:05 am on September 23rd, 2017

    Research…. Let’s see…. LOL!

    Record high temps today–90. (I don’t like it.)

    Good morning all.

  5. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:15 am on September 23rd, 2017

    Stripper!…snort!…I sure wish SiberH was here to read that interesting fact about “Their Wildest Dreams”…heh!…He and I both loved this book and laughed out loud during quite a bit of it. Highly recommended for those of youse who have not read it yet….chuffle!


  6. Wose-The Small and Meek
    10:18 am on September 23rd, 2017


    I am laughing at the “research” OFA may have done for the above-mentioned book!

    I am still entering and signing in on this here blog.

    Good day to all!

  7. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:19 am on September 23rd, 2017

    Saturday!…My friend says she has to work today…sniff!…Her first Saturday. I don’t believe her I think she will be going to the lake without me. I bet she is going to pack up a cooler of beer and The Right Side and go sit by that lovely lake we found. Work my ass!…yeeep!grumble!

  8. BMALS
    11:12 am on September 23rd, 2017

    Good morning all. I got a chuckle out of Spence’s comment too. Research? Wonder if it was something he did to earn a few bucks in college. I could never do it. First of all I can
    barely dance, and secondly, I would be too shy.

    Reminds me, when Kelly was in college she worked for a while at an upscale bar/restaurant. One night she worked a private bachelor party, and there were some gals (privately hired) there that were mostly nude. The father of the groom offered Kelly $1,000.00 if she would disrobe and continue to serve that way. She refused. Guess I raised her right!

  9. BearSpiritDog
    11:15 am on September 23rd, 2017

    Enjoying our Saturday Morning Coffee. Thanks, Spence.

    Still No Blog Problems Here. Thank Dog.

    Good Morning Everyone.

  10. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:16 am on September 23rd, 2017

    RIO! If the THIEVES! and a Vat ‘o Beer are involved, you could be right…

  11. BearSpiritDog
    11:19 am on September 23rd, 2017

    Katie: Look…OFA must have heard you last night…All the Chet & Bernie Books in Order at the Bottom of this Page!

  12. Masquers
    11:33 am on September 23rd, 2017

    Party at the lake?

  13. Thieves!
    12:04 pm on September 23rd, 2017

    Rose and Rio: We are involved, but it’s not what you think. We made sure Friend had to work today so we could deliver the vat ‘o beer to your backyard. We wanted to let you take the first dip before Friend does. This public service has been brought to you by the loveable miscreants.

  14. Thieves!
    2:05 pm on September 23rd, 2017

    Friend: When you get home from work, come on in—the beer is fine!

  15. Herd of Hounds
    2:22 pm on September 23rd, 2017

    Can we HOH bring a pot of nice hot chili and cornbread to the party?

  16. Wookie's and Teddy's Paw
    2:57 pm on September 23rd, 2017

    Keeping with tradition, attached is the back inside cover photo of OFA as he was at the time he wrote Their Wildest Dreams. Much closer in appearance to how he looks today than some of the other photos that I have posted.

  17. Herd of Hounds
    3:17 pm on September 23rd, 2017

    We are enjoying the PA/SQ “old’ fotos. Love that the four children are scattered to the four parts of the country 😊. We think it helps get him to many parts of the country.

  18. dawson
    5:18 pm on September 23rd, 2017

    I wrote a longish post this morning but did not re-type my name and address so it went into space.
    Brain affected by pain and medication.

  19. Herd of Hounds
    6:16 pm on September 23rd, 2017

    Dawson, so sorry you are still in pain. Hope you feel better soon. At the local drug store you might find “Salon Pas” or “Icy Hot” with 4%. Lidocaine. This could really help with temporary OUCH. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  20. Herd of Hounds
    8:34 pm on September 23rd, 2017

    Oh, wow! Boomers, the house shaking kind. This wasn’t in the forecast. And RAIN. What a night!
    Hope all are safe. We are curling up on the bed together and will check in in the a.m.
    Good night, sleep tight.

  21. BooBear
    9:05 pm on September 23rd, 2017

    Well, the recent visit by Harvey may have done me a favor. I noticed last weekend that I had a water leak in one of my hall baths. I called a roofer thinking the recent storm knocked something out of line like the flashing. He came today, took a couple of steps up on the roof and said I had major hail damage, probably from a hail storm in May. Told me to call my insurance company. If Harvey hadn’t dumped all that rain on us, I may not have noticed or found out about the roof until I was ready to sell. I’ll see what the insurance company has to say.

    BSD and Masquers, WELCOME BACK!!! You have been missed!

  22. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:07 pm on September 23rd, 2017

    Library!…My friend says she “Officially” loves her new job at the library…snort!snort!…I swear on a pugs heart I have never heard her say that before…snorkel!…Maybe tomorrow she will take me to the lake, with the beer, and the book and my bed…snuffle!…But its been so hot here, maybe that is not a good idea actually…yeeep!sweat!cough!

  23. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:22 pm on September 23rd, 2017

    Blu-Kat!…Bless you for your cards and words of wisdom and love…snuffle!…You are a special Kat among Kats….snorkel!

  24. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:24 pm on September 23rd, 2017

    Dawson!…Drat it all to Hell!…grunt!…Give ole Mike Baker Hell and maybe he will work for you if not for me…grumble!

  25. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:29 pm on September 23rd, 2017

    Okay!…I just finished reading the first paragraph of chapter 18 of The Right Side…sob!…That is all I can read tonight so far. I can’t go any further…sniff!SOB!SOB!

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