Signed and Paw-Printed Copies of The Sound and the Furry

For anyone interested in ordering signed and paw-printed copies of The Sound and the Furry, any of the bookstores on Spence’s tour would be happy to do that. The Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale, for example, or Vroman’s in Pasadena, RJ Julia in CT. A complete list is at Chet’s Facebook page – just click on Events. For those of you not on FB, we’ll post them here tomorrow or Monday.


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90 Responses to “Signed and Paw-Printed Copies of The Sound and the Furry”

  1. B. Stover
    8:15 am on September 7th, 2013

    Thanks Spence.

    Good morning all.

  2. Kat Pure and Simple
    8:34 am on September 7th, 2013

    Oops. I just posted on the end of last night’s blog.

  3. Wose
    8:58 am on September 7th, 2013


    Sorry I missed such a great party.

    Thanks for the information, Spence!

  4. Wose
    9:00 am on September 7th, 2013

    Kat, you and Junior make such a sweet couple!

  5. Melanie
    9:08 am on September 7th, 2013

    Kat’s first head bump . . Awwww

    Good morning all! Zoë is in a tither getting ready to go at 1 pm.

    The Pack is sleeping in. Seems they cringed at loud noises and bright lights. snicker

    Great Party!

  6. Dima
    9:15 am on September 7th, 2013

    I am going for a ride!!!!! And, I made off with the iPaw.

  7. Princess Sam
    9:35 am on September 7th, 2013

    Kat, yes you are Loulou’s cousin. They tell me I’m her cousin too. I hope you like her better than I do. She’s quite obnoxious.

  8. Barb & Maggie
    9:40 am on September 7th, 2013

    What a cute picture! I am sure she is not obnoxious, Sammy. You just want all the attention, as any princess would.

    Thank you for all the ordering information. Now just have to decide what to have written.

    They are here planting our giagantic new tree. The ball weighs 600 pounds, and it took 3 guys to get it unloaded!

  9. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    10:14 am on September 7th, 2013

    Von qvestion:


  10. Masquers
    10:20 am on September 7th, 2013

    I see Dawson made it to the plane and…it Looks like it…from the Sound of it (how do you like THAT one!) she’s flying first class all the way.
    Now that we don’t have to worry about rousing Alice to fire up the Lear jet I can go back to sleep.
    btw: Thanks for the information, Spence. A welcome follow-up to B’s and mine of yesterday. Heh.

  11. Masquers
    10:21 am on September 7th, 2013

    ….and, Sammie, you have “a little” competition there!

  12. Tyb
    10:34 am on September 7th, 2013

    I missed seeing Mollypop’s mom when I worked in Ellicottville yesterday. Then I found out that she’s already made the move to Buffalo and has a new housemate, Loulou. I hope I get a chance to see them soon. Please come back for a visit soon.

  13. Natasha the Nefarious Borzoi
    10:34 am on September 7th, 2013

    Hey everyone – we missed most of the party due to the blurring to check out the beach, so our heads are just fine this morning.
    Kat – you did look lovely last night at your first “grown-up” party. Glad you went for ruffles instead of sequins. Even so, you put the glitter in RJ’s eye.

    Dawson – have a good trip home – sniff, sniff, we will miss having you in the states.

    Um, Melanie – Roz took a wrong turn on her way home – The Wrotten Kats are just fascinated by the snoring black bear, but could you come get her out from under our table? Please?

  14. Herd of Hounds
    10:39 am on September 7th, 2013

    Gooood morning, everyone! Good party. Good foto of the new one. Have a good weekend, good vacation, good travels. Good grief!

    After last night, let’s have a safe and sane Saturday.

  15. Tupper and Gilly
    10:59 am on September 7th, 2013

    Never mind what happened to Natasha’s Porsche, WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR AVATAR???

  16. Barb & Maggie
    11:00 am on September 7th, 2013

    Did someone steal T & G’s avatar? Watch out everyone!

  17. BearSpiritDog
    11:13 am on September 7th, 2013

    Watch Out everyone! Avatar Thief!

  18. BearSpiritDog
    11:18 am on September 7th, 2013

    Last Thing I Remember from last night is Rio’s Friend’s Mother banishing a broom and yelling out the backdoor for Everyone to Go Home!
    Hope Siber-H made it back okay. Looks like Nattie’s Porsche has Yet To Be Returned.

  19. T.C.
    11:20 am on September 7th, 2013

    Tee hee!

  20. Siber-H
    11:26 am on September 7th, 2013

    Natasha, I know what happened to your Porsche. umm You know the movie, “Thunder Road” with Robert Mitchum? Well, I have taken up a new line of work.

    Good Morning All

  21. Tupper and Gilly
    11:26 am on September 7th, 2013

    Waaaaa – we want our avatar back!!!!

  22. BearSpiritDog
    12:28 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Royals: When do you Leave For the Beach?

  23. Pancho
    1:07 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Natahsa is the master of disguise. I’m in charge of disguises at the kennel. Lefty usually is disguised as me. Maybe next time he will go as a corgi. Natahsa: how do you get your long legs in the tiny corgi suit?

  24. Junior
    1:14 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Last night was a great night. Kat was so much fun to escort to the party. She didn’t seem to mind at all that I misplaced my eyebrows. She said she would like to help me look for them again. Then I have her a head bump. Kat went in side and I went back to Luna who waited for me with her back turned. As we walked down the Howler’s drive Luna have me a shoulder bump. Bi gave her one right back and then we blurred home. My first head bump—my stomach has been flipping and flopping ever since.

    Speaking of home, the giant returned home from his summer job last night. My lady waited for him. She ran out there and they hugged for a long time. In the rain and the mud, they hugged. Maybe someday Kat and I will be like that.

  25. Melanie
    1:57 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Awww, it was Junior’s first head bumb, too. Young love . .

    Speaking of which YSAS and LLL will be moving into a new apartment. Together!
    A first for both of them. They just have to find an apartment. By Oct 1st.

    First experiment going. I am dehydraing peaches.

  26. Tupper and Gilly
    2:00 pm on September 7th, 2013

    BSD- we leave Tuesday. Is that more than two days? Maybe I will count to two, and then Gilly can count to two and maybe by then we will be ready. All we know is that all the show stuff is out of the van, and they are putting stuff like sheets and towels and our travel bed in the van. Woo hooo. That means we are definitely going! Wooooooo hoooooooo!!!

  27. Tupper and Gilly
    2:03 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Awww – come on now. Give us our avatar back. We’re not even in the same computer as before.

  28. BearSpiritDog
    2:14 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Tupper&Gilly: 2 Sounds like a very Good number!

    Melanie: Wooo! Your Peaches will last through the Winter!
    Paw crossed for YSAS & LLL to find a Great Apartment in plenty of time.

    Speaking of fruit or the fruit that is known to us as a vegetable…the Tomatoes on one of our plants don’t seem to be ripening…not much Sun these past days. Someone else mentioned this problem too a while ago…Staff?

  29. Tupper and Gilly
    2:18 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Bear – we had that problem last year. We found out that our garden needed to have some line put into the soil. This year we are getting ripe tomatoes. We still have LOTS of green ones too, but we have two or three ripe ones daily.

  30. Tupper and Gilly
    2:19 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Woo Hoo. Our avatar came home!

  31. Tupper and Gilly
    2:37 pm on September 7th, 2013

    See what we mean

  32. BearSpiritDog
    2:43 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Tupper&Gilly: Nice! Our Cherry Tomato plant is producing a couple tomatoes daily also…but only Enough for a Small Taste.

  33. Dima
    2:44 pm on September 7th, 2013

    I’m on my way home! The nurses at the hospital tried to keep me. The doc said the plan was to tell the ‘rents that I ran away, and they would buy them a puppy to replace me. Not funny.
    On the way home, we stopped to see a woman named Rita, and I had a custard. Very close to ice cream, and I am an ice cream kinda sir.

  34. Melanie
    3:01 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Dima, you are right to stay with your rents.

    Experiment two is in the oven. Kale chips. GLAD loves them.
    YSAS used kale, basil, avacado and a bit of olive oil to make a pesto while they were here. Yum! This is the left over kale.

    I have started the spaghetti sauce. Smells good. Blur over if you want some for dinner. I made lots.

    If I finish the laundry and feed the dogs I will have only one more chore to do before I rest. Yippee!

  35. Melanie
    3:02 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Oh, I. Forgot! I have one large turning red tomato!

  36. Herd of Hounds
    3:08 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Lucy Lou and Darah just got home from the Doggie Paddle and said they are ready to nap but we did get the poop on the paddle from them. A splash park with grass, an olympic size pool, a 1 ft. deep kiddy pool and a 2 ft-4ft wading pool.The place was crawling and jumping and barking with all sizes and shapes of the nation within. Rio, there must have been about 15 of your tribe. 3 Newfs. Lots of long legged spikey haired black dogs an akita and a malamute and a pair of BIG swimming sibers, oh, and lots of pit mixes. Lucy introduced herself to everybody and shook hands a lot! Darah went down stairs! She swims like a Newf, go figure. Now the Daddy Dawg and his girls are all napping.

    Glad T&G’s avatar came home.

  37. BearSpiritDog
    3:41 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Melanie: Smelling Something Delish for Dinner! Yes, count me in! I’ll blurr over later today and drool with the Pack until it is Time to Eat.

    Hounds: You All had a Fun, fun day! Enjoy your Snoozes.

    Dima: How was the Custard in comparison to Ice Cream?

  38. Melanie
    4:05 pm on September 7th, 2013

    BearSpiritDog really does drool!

    The chores for the day are done. Experiments are doing their thing. At this point the peaches are going to win. I’m not sure about those kale chips.

    The Pack has eaten. I’m resting.

    Have a diet tonic and about to read. Sounds good to me.

  39. BearSpiritDog
    4:10 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Barb&Magpie: We would like to See a Photo of that Tree. Six Hundred Pounds you say? Wowzer.

    JR & Kat Did make a Good Looking Pair last night. Could this be the beginning of something big?

  40. BearSpiritDog
    4:12 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Clear Eyes, Full Stomach…Joining the Pack for a nap.

  41. Barb & Maggie
    4:33 pm on September 7th, 2013

    BSD, The tree doesn’t look that big now that it is in the ground. Will try to get a picture now and then another when it gets its beautiful fall color.

    Jim and Judy are coming by tomorrow with Kelly to see how the new one gets along with me. They were going to name her Angel because of the way she came to them, but they said now the name may not be right. Yesterday she was very quiet and shy. She feels so good with a full belly and pain meds that she has turned into Crazy Dog! We want them to name her Gracie, but are you ready for this? I think it will be LuLu. But wait, we already have a LouLou!

    Peaches look great. Not so sure about kale chips. Kale is good sauted or cooked like spinach.

    We forgot what LLL means. I know one of those is for lawyer.

  42. Barb & Maggie
    5:00 pm on September 7th, 2013

    OK, Bear, we took a picture of the front with the new tree. It is called an October Glory maple and is supposed to have brillant redish orange fall color. It is a type of red maple.

  43. Dima
    5:27 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Melanie, the custard was very good; yet I’m partial to my ice cream.

  44. BearSpiritDog
    5:28 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Barb&Magpie: Thank you for the new Tree Photo. Can’t wait to see it in its autumn glory. And we get a Bonus View of your new home!

  45. B. Stover
    5:47 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Lovely tree and house Barb.

  46. BearSpiritDog
    5:59 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Wooo!!! Amazon just notified me The Sound & the Furry has been shipped!!!

  47. Herd of Hounds
    6:02 pm on September 7th, 2013

    B&M: Lovely tree, nice size and doesn’t look like a stick. We’re looking forward to autumn color! Nice house, too!

  48. Melanie
    6:40 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Love the house and the tree. Looks great.

    Darah swimming! Took Franklin time to learn to swim. But, then again, it took him time to do anything that required coordination. The Guy was ALL legs.

    I have gotten more done today than I have for a long time. Mostly because Zoë wasn’t adding to my lists.

    Dinner was great. (Thanks for coming BearSpiritDog) I froze enough sauce for Zoe and I to have a meal later.

    Peaches are great. The Kale Chips seem to be an acquired taste . . snicker

    Tomorrow I am working with tools! Putting things back up that have fallen and taking part of a fence down.

    LLL = Leading Lady Lawyer.

    Now to sit with my back on the heating pad. Listen to music and read.
    Wish I had some non alcoholic wine. It’s that time of year.

  49. Siber-H
    6:48 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Barb, beautiful tree and we like your house.

  50. Riö - The Evil Pug
    6:52 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Sneeze!…Rio did nawt come home from da Murder Mystery Partee with my friend….sniff!….Here is where he is at….eh!heh!heh!

  51. Beau - The Black Pug
    6:53 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Oooo!…I can use my own signon and not get in trouble now…sneeze!…eh!heh!heh!

  52. Herd of Hounds
    7:12 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Rio, glad to hear from you since we have a question for you. There were more pugs at the Doggie Paddle today than we knew were in the world! Notices some tails curled right, some left. Does this have meaning or do ya’ll control it?

  53. Beau - The Black Pug
    7:20 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Sneeze!…I think it is a God-Given talent…snort!sneeze!

  54. Herd of Hounds
    7:21 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Beau: In all that pulchritude of pugness, not one black pug!

  55. Beau - The Black Pug
    7:26 pm on September 7th, 2013


  56. Herd of Hounds
    7:33 pm on September 7th, 2013

    “Many” or “lots” you silly. Hounds love vocabulary. Oh, and speaking of hounds, there was a Blue Tick Hound there today (and no hillbilly cracks). He was quite handsome,

  57. BearSpiritDog
    7:36 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Beau has Rio’s avatar…Beau has Rio’s avatar…Beau has…..

  58. BearSpiritDog
    7:38 pm on September 7th, 2013

    well..Beau DID have it…..Sniff

  59. Wose
    7:55 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Barb, your home is lovely! Can’t wait to see the colors on your tree!

  60. Macy the min-pin
    7:59 pm on September 7th, 2013

    A Blue-tick hound? Shouldn’t someone take care of that for him?
    Mom hates those little blood suckers.

    For some reason I just could not get going today. Good mornin..uh afterno..evening everybody.

  61. Herd of Hounds
    8:02 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Silly Macy, blue tick has nothing to do with blood sucking insects. It is a pattern of marking (like old fashioned pillow ticking) on the hair.

  62. Redbone Hound
    8:11 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Miz Macy – we shore did turn that dance floor out last night. You have ev’ry right to be plumb tuckered out. Ah neva knew a dainty little gal like you could drink as much ‘shine as a pug, and still be able to do the Virginny Reel withouten so much as a stumble.
    What a gal!

  63. BearSpiritDog
    8:34 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Beau: Tell us about the Mystery Party at the farm.

  64. Barb & Maggie
    9:05 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Macy, That Mr. Redbone shore has takin a liken to you. You are one lucky gal!

    Thank you for all the compliments on our new home. It isn’t a charming farm house on 5 acres, but at this stage in life, it is working well for us.

  65. SnowBella
    9:07 pm on September 7th, 2013

    I wonder if Rio wore spurs and a bandana to his cowboy themed murder mystery party.

    Beau: Are you driving the Beausmobile to Iowa?

    B&M: You have a beautiful house and yard.

    Melanie: Tenzing has a theory. If his math is wrong, and there is no reason to believe it is, you and I are twins. You’re dehydrating peaches this weekend and I’m dehyrdating apples and strawberries this weekend. Yep, the math checks out—you and I are twins. I will be taking apples and strawberries with me on my travels next week.

  66. SnowBella
    9:08 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Gah! It should be if his math is correct, and there’s no reason to believe it isn’t…I think I need a nap.

  67. Herd of Hounds
    9:22 pm on September 7th, 2013

    And speaking of naps, mom is winding down since she must have followed Lucy about 3 miles around the pool and grounds today, not to mention swimming with Darah and being jumped on by her. Right now, she’s too pooped to pop. Nighty night.

  68. Beau - The Black Pug
    9:22 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Sneeze!…I didn’t get ta go ta no ole mystery party…sniff!…I’m glad too. I heard it was hot hot hot and dey hurried the whole thing up because all dos guys in costumes was burnin’ up…guffle!

  69. Beau - The Black Pug
    9:23 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Sniff!…My car is still in hockey…sniffle!

  70. Tupper and Gilly
    9:27 pm on September 7th, 2013

    To borrow one of Rio’s favorite expressions – GAH!

    Trying to deal with a certain state’s web site to file sales taxes is turning our hair grey. We have decided to forget it for tonight and try to reach a person by phone on Monday. Wish us luck!

    We are now retiring to go watch a movie and forget all about web sites and “user friendly” technology. Sheesh.

  71. BearSpiritDog
    9:39 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Rio is not here to comment on our Early Sign-Off so we are going to take this opportunity to quietly slink away.
    TV and/or a book calls.
    G’night Everybody – Bear

  72. Melanie
    10:05 pm on September 7th, 2013

    I am also hitting the hay, sack, bed or whatever.

    I’ve had a great day.

  73. Barb & Maggie
    10:14 pm on September 7th, 2013

    What a light day after about 262 posts yesterday!
    We are going to say good night too.
    Sweet dreams all.

  74. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:15 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Day!…What a day I’ve had….huffle!puffle!…It was so hot at the party I seriously thought I was going to splort!…sniff!…My friend had a pretty good time, but it was too hot for her too….wheeze!…She left early and she did not take me home with her…sob!sob!sob!…I just now got Pepper’s flakey wifi working – who knows how long it will stay connected…grunt!…Life as I know it is over…sniffle!

  75. Staff
    10:20 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Oh My Dog,

    You guys were partying heartily last night. I have finally caught up with all those posts. I am very happy that Rio had such a wonderful celebration to-do. It is too bad that it was ended so abruptly by the broom wielding one. chorkle

    I hope he and his friend did not get too hot at the detective thingy. Sounds like fast fun.

    My ‘maters are ripening nicely. I wonder if it is the red colored mulch that we put down. The only tomato plant that didn’t get ripe early was mulched with the red, but NOT in a raised bed. So it could be that too.

    I went to bed at 9:30 last night and took a Benadryl and have had no sore throat today. I think I caught it in time.

    Yawn. thinking of bed….

  76. Siber-H
    10:29 pm on September 7th, 2013

    I was just going to post that I miss Rio, but there he is.
    Rio, You will have a nice vacation with Pepper at the farm.

    I have apparently gotten away with “borrowing” Natasha’s Porsche. Life is good.

    Night All

  77. SnowBella
    10:36 pm on September 7th, 2013

    SiberH: You may not know it, but you trained with the team today in an indirect way. The Giant checked our post office box this morning. Then, he harnessed up the dogs for a training run. It has been a cool, rainy day and he just called it a night. As he was taking off his muddy boots and coat before coming in, he reached in his pocket and pulled out an envelope. It was the check you sent for your auction item. It’s a bit soggy, but had a great run!

  78. Riö - The Evil Pug
    10:52 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Gasp!….I bet you anything that my friend forgot to send Snowhook a check for my biddings…sniff!…What the hell? I guess she will have to mail it from Iowa – or wait till we all get back home….sniff!….That might be better actually. Do not mail any items our way till we are all home together again…grunt! (sob!sob!!sob!)…I miss my house.

  79. Junior
    11:14 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Senior: Do you at least have all your baseball toys?

  80. c.hobbit
    11:39 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Natasha must be deep undercover to squat on someone else’s computer but it was nice hearing from her.

    Barb: nice house and the 600-lb tree is perfect.

    I am in North Pole for 1.5 days. There might be 2 people interested in my house and one lives out-of-state and wants a floor plan. Even though I told my realtor two places where to find my real estate folder, she was reluctant to search my house. So I drove 375 miles and found it exactly where I said it would be. Oh well, hope it is worth it. Everyone think pawsitive and keep those fingers and toes crossed. I left Sadie home and my sister is checking on her. I will drive back to Anchorage on Monday.

    I came down with a cold/sore throat yesterday so I am having ice cream for dinner. Not on my diet but can you blame me since it hurts to swallow?

    Snowbella, I thought you were already gone or I would have swung by but I guess it is all for the best as I don’t want you to catch my cold since you have a big week ahead.

    Rio: I am sure you will have your own adventures to tell us when you can get back on the computer.

    Beau: be in touch, we are counting on you to keep us posted about Iowa.

    Everyone else: nighty night and g’day Liz

  81. TMG
    11:55 pm on September 7th, 2013

    Dear Rio,
    We will make sure no packages are delivered to your house while your friend is in Iowa.
    The Marauding Goats

  82. c.hobbit
    12:35 am on September 8th, 2013

    TMG: uh oh.

  83. Staff
    1:02 am on September 8th, 2013

    Dear Joe Erickson,
    How come your nick-name is Joe if your name is James? Mr.Staff, (whose last name is the same as yours) uses Jim. I am just curious. Your pillowcases are being packed up for sending on Monday. Thanks for bidding.

    To the cupcake potholder winner…I haven’t received an address for you yet. And I forget who is was so I will wait patiently. More or less.

    Nighty noodle all of yoodle.

  84. Staff
    1:03 am on September 8th, 2013

    Good luck CHobbit. Fingers and Toes crossed.

  85. SnowBella
    8:29 am on September 8th, 2013

    Addresses for winning bidders who have paid for their auction items have been sent to the donor. Payment has not yet been recieved for fourteen itmes, yet; once payment is received, I will send the shipping address. We did have some non-Plunderers participate and win items! Wheeze!

    CHH: Paws crossed for selling your house. I sent you a text to stop by on your way north today, but realized I forgot one critical step. I forgot to hit send. Gah! I hope you feel tip-top soon.

  86. Joe Erickson
    9:45 am on September 8th, 2013

    Good Morning Staff,

    Thank you, looking forward to receiving my pillowcases.

    My name is James Joseph Erickson, but have always been called by my middle name. This a compromise between my parents when they were trying to decide what to name me

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