Suggestions, Anybody?

Tomorrow’s the 15th of the month and therefore time for What’s In A Name, where Spence and Ms. Publicist discuss a character name from the Chet and Bernie series. Any particular name you’d like to hear about tomorrow?

Welcome a bunch of fireplace-enjoying dudes, including a stuffed turtle. Is it a turtle? You decide:

Call on us anytime, Chet



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89 Responses to “Suggestions, Anybody?”

  1. Diane C.
    8:28 am on January 14th, 2014

    Good Morning All–I think it’s a frog. Has Bernie’s name already been discussed? Or Leda’s (the swan thing is sort of cute, but would get on one’s nerves fairly quickly…)

  2. B. Stover
    8:31 am on January 14th, 2014

    “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” (Chet is my favorite dog, of course, but Iggy (Pop) is my favorite name.)

    Good morning all.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:34 am on January 14th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! We think it looks more like a frog. Has the Count and Countess’ surname been discussed? Reminds us of makeup. Hoping and praying here that Melanie’s day won’t be too stressful with such a late appointment, the test is uneventful and she will finally get news soon. Diane: Your hours really confuse us. Do you have insomnia or are you a zombie? (That goes around).

    Have a Tweedledee Tuesday.

  4. O'Howlers
    8:42 am on January 14th, 2014

    Good morning. That’s all we got.

  5. Masquers
    9:16 am on January 14th, 2014

    Definitely a frog.
    Howlers: we know what you mean…..

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:51 am on January 14th, 2014

    Yes, total agreement – froggy for sure.

    Good thoughts abound for Melanie today, and Boobear’s folks too.

    We requested the name Spencer Quinn last month, so guess we will throw it out there again. We know the editor didn’t want P.A.’s real name since C & B was such a different venue, but why Spencer Quinn?

    Starting to snow a little here. Melt has stopped.

  7. Macy's mom
    10:01 am on January 14th, 2014

    Good morning all.

    Power of paws-itive thinking for Melanie, and Boo-bears folks.

    We are going to my in-laws this evening to say goodbye to my sweet mother-in-law. They have stopped feeding her and the nurse thinks that it is just a matter of days, if not hours. She has not really been with us for quite some time, but it is still hard to say the final farewell.

  8. O'Howlers
    10:04 am on January 14th, 2014

    We will be hoping for peace for Macy’s mom’s mom-in-law.
    We are sending constant prayers and hopes and hugs and love to Melanie and Karen.

  9. BearSpiritDog
    10:06 am on January 14th, 2014

    Trying to think of a Name…It’s no use…the Brain Fog has not lifted as of yet.
    Maybe after Breakfast?

    Thinking of our Dear Friends facing challenges and Sending Love & Encouragement their way.

  10. B. Stover
    10:22 am on January 14th, 2014

    Barb: I think the word that may have caused your comment to be moderated yesterday was “s p e c i a l i s t.” Haven’t we had problems with that word before?

  11. Herd of Hounds
    10:22 am on January 14th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom and BooBear’s family, please know we still have lots of pawsitive thoughts and virtual hugs for all who need and we think y’all do.

  12. Barb & Maggie
    10:26 am on January 14th, 2014

    Wow, Bee, who would have thunk it! We didn’t say shews or gamboling.

  13. Diane C.
    10:37 am on January 14th, 2014

    B. Stover–A bit off-topic, but are you an Iggy-Pop-in-his-later-years fan? (Or possibly a Pete and Pete fan?) If so, this is for you.

    HOH–Woke up in the wee hours this a.m. and spent some time online, then went back to bed. A temporary condition, I hope.

    Melanie–Light and strength flowing to you now, and every positive thing.

  14. Diane C.
    10:39 am on January 14th, 2014

    Macy’s Mom–Not a lot of appropriate words for the situation, but be comforted and comforting. Eventually, we’ll all meet up again.

  15. B. Stover
    10:55 am on January 14th, 2014

    Diane: Thank you. My brother is an Iggy Pop fan. I think he–Iggy Pop–has a wonderful singing/speaking voice.

  16. Tenzing
    10:56 am on January 14th, 2014

    The Quilt is busy today, but there is always enough room and comfort for all who need it including Melanie, BooBear’s mom, Mr. BooBear’s dad, and Macy’s family.

    My Lady is at the aiprot waiting for her flight. She is 99.9% sure that she will not have access to the internet or cell service until her return late Wednesday night. She’ll be thinking of all youse.

  17. BearSpiritDog
    11:00 am on January 14th, 2014

    Tenzing: Before she goes…a Smile for the Day:

  18. Tupper and Gilly
    11:34 am on January 14th, 2014

    Greetings all.
    Macy – we will pray that your M I L gets to dance her way on the path, full of joy, youth, and health.

    Karen, Truman – health comes first. That’s all that matters.

    Melanie – the Corgis say to just pretend that they have put you in a packing box, with a shipping label to a warm beach. Think of rippling waves, lapping at your toes, and a good looking butler bringing you lovely fruity drinks with umbrellas.

  19. Masquers
    11:36 am on January 14th, 2014

    Ditto to what the Royals said.

  20. Wose
    11:42 am on January 14th, 2014

    BSD: Looked as if Wookie and Teddy were in that car.

    I am sad today. Macy, Macy’s Mom, Melanie , Karen, BooBear and Truman.
    Melanie, your Newfs and the Raven watch over you from the Rainbow bridge with encouragement. Karen and Truman , Gus is watching over you both willing you to keep going until that nasty thing is kicked to the curb.
    And I know Wookie is there shining the light of hope and love on all of you.

    I pray that the creator protect you all! and know that there is much love for you in my heart.

  21. Belle Starr
    11:48 am on January 14th, 2014

    I am offering my most sparkliest prayers up for all those who need it.

  22. Staff
    11:52 am on January 14th, 2014

    Why Worry? Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins with the Everly Brothers.

    Why worry,
    there should be laughter after pain.
    There should be sunshine after rain.
    These things have always been the same
    So why worry now?

  23. Siber-H
    12:06 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Melanie, thinking of you today. You, Karen and Truman, and Macy’s mom are all in our prayers.
    Karen, Truman’s health is the most important consideration right now and next year you can go North To Alaska.

    Diane, Spence has done Leda and it was interesting. I do not know how to find it in the blog, however.

  24. Wose
    12:07 pm on January 14th, 2014

    CHobbit: Please check your email, quick, like an evil pug would.

  25. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:24 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Photo!….What a weird photo to post on the blog…heh!heh!…One guy is obviously snuffing another guys butt, and then there is the guy who is licking his lips after doing dawg knows what…chorkel!…Then there is the guy in front who just splorted out what looks like a frog disguised as a turtle…grunt!

    Name!….I vote for Uncle Rio…snort!snort! ….How many times do I have to vote for this before it becomes reality?…wheeze!

  26. Herd of Hounds
    12:25 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Sometimes we think mom doesn’t like us. This morning, for example, she got out the dreaded sucking machine and removed our carefully crafted hair/leaf/mud sculptures. Oh dear, what are doggies to do?

  27. Siber-H
    12:36 pm on January 14th, 2014

    HOH I go outside when the dreaded sucking machine comes out.

    Ok I vote for Uncle Rio also.

  28. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:38 pm on January 14th, 2014


  29. Tupper and Gilly
    12:38 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Rio – we tend to agree with you on the photo today. Surely there could have been a more appealing or well composed picture offered up. One more like this:

  30. Wose
    12:43 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Awwwww, T&G!

  31. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:54 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Campaign!….Don’t forget to Feed The Giant!!…snort!snort!

  32. Herd of Hounds
    1:09 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Siber H: Darah does that. We thought she was just a ‘fraidy kat. We older girls go from room to room, giving mom dirty looks.

  33. c.hobbit
    1:16 pm on January 14th, 2014

    HOH: I had a dog once who sat and guarded her dog dish when I vacuumed. She got really worried when I ventured near.

  34. O'Howlers
    1:23 pm on January 14th, 2014

    How about a photo of this 2-headed cutie?

  35. Siber-H
    1:25 pm on January 14th, 2014

    The Hot One, Kat, and melting snow.

  36. Diane C.
    1:37 pm on January 14th, 2014

    HOH–I am with you re the horrible sucking machine. I try never to use it.

    Rio Umlaut–I will vote with you on Uncle Rio, if you’ll allow me…

  37. Masquers
    2:14 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Following Siber’s & Diane’s leads…we here vote for Riö! (heh, heh…as if we hadn’t already.)
    Howlers: Kool photo!

  38. Masquers
    2:15 pm on January 14th, 2014

    T&G: Photo. Of course, it goes without mentioning.

  39. Masquers
    2:16 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Howlers & Royals: Do you ever take a bad photo?

  40. Siber-H
    2:17 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Four votes for Uncle Rio!

    That is a very good picture of the Corgies.

  41. Herd of Hounds
    2:22 pm on January 14th, 2014

    CHobbit: the first dog here was a wolf/husky. Really smart. She knew the cord had something to do with the sucking machine. She would chew it through unless the cord was guarded. Take the shock! Can’t tell you how many times the machine got new cords.

  42. O'Howlers
    2:25 pm on January 14th, 2014

    We never take a bad picture; however, Mom is the worst photographer ever.
    T&g’s mom is a great photographer, with very photogenic subjects. Win Win!

  43. BearSpiritDog
    2:34 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Hounds: Not to Forget Darling Darah who is Very Photogenic.

  44. BearSpiritDog
    2:35 pm on January 14th, 2014

    C.Hobbit: How is Sadie Bear?

  45. c.hobbit
    2:41 pm on January 14th, 2014

    BSD: I will pick her up in 1.5 hours. Pickup is noon. Will talk to vet about the next steps to figure out what is causing blood in her urine. Grocery store, then dog, then happiness.

  46. O'Howlers
    2:45 pm on January 14th, 2014

    All of us Plunderers are photogenic. Only some of the moms are, and ours is not one of those.
    We agree with Riö about that photo at the too. A butt sniffer! Heh!

  47. O'Howlers
    2:46 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Hobbit! Why do they make you wait so long? Torture!

  48. Tupper and Gilly
    3:20 pm on January 14th, 2014

    CHobbit – give Sadie a head bump and wiggle from us. Glad you are home safe and sound.

  49. Barb & Maggie
    3:33 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Hobbit, Give Sadie extra tummies today.

    Yeah, maybe that picture isn’t the best ever posted.

    I agree about the vacuum. I have developed a habit of barking as soon as Barb starts to plug in the cord. That habit is so set that every time Barb plugged in the Christmas tree lights I would stand and bark at her. Maybe I though the tree would start making that horrid sucking sound?

    Peaceful thoughts for Melanie and Macy’s folks today.

  50. Princess Sam
    4:16 pm on January 14th, 2014

    My friend Fluffy at doggy day care told me that a friend of her friend got sucked up by a vacuum cleaner. Mommy said that’s an urban legend but I say ‘better safe than sorry.’

  51. Herd of Hounds
    4:29 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Our Emma P, the boxer who crossed the bridge used to try to eat the sucking machine hose…while it was going 🙁

  52. Barb & Maggie
    4:34 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Sammy, I wouldn’t be too concerned about the vacuum eating you. You are probably safe.

    For some reason Barb always put me outside when she vacuums. What’s up with that?

  53. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:39 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Sammie!…I think your friend Fluffy is just covering up her tracks…snort!


  54. Dima
    5:49 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Sammie, I have been told by a reputable source that she was told by a reputable source that what Fluffy told you is most likely true.

  55. Masquers
    5:50 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Yikes! Riö. Scary!

  56. Barb & Maggie
    5:57 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Oh Oh, Black Dog Syndrone!

  57. Staff
    6:23 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Oh Oh 3 headed dog syndrome.

    Feed the giant! Whoo hooo. Rio check your SDD!

  58. Tupper and Gilly
    7:32 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Hey everyone – speaking of big machines that suck – Melanie has made it safely through the MRI tube. She is on her way home and plans to go to bed to SLEEP now that the worst is over.

    Now if they would just get someone to look at the results and say, “AHA- I know EXACTLY what this is, and it is easy to cure!”

    Paws crossed

  59. Wose
    7:35 pm on January 14th, 2014

    You go, girl! Loving on you Melanie !

  60. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:35 pm on January 14th, 2014


  61. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:36 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Melanie!….Oh thank-dawg she survived the MRI tube thingy….whew!wooo!

  62. Staff
    7:47 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Spent the afternoon at the VA with Dad. Just check-up’s but they freaked me out when I discovered they had scheduled him into the Traumatic Brain Injury department. Jeez! They explained that they do other things too but…Jeez!

    In and out in 3 hours. Amazing job of scheduling by the Turtleman.

    No new things were discovered except now they know that Dad does not like coming there for endless meetings with no benefit to him, and he does not want to walk around the lake.

    Turtleman says it is because they have to schedule people so they look like they are working. I don’t think so. I think they are concerned to make sure he has the care he needs at home, but it is annoying to go over the same facts with 4 different doctors. Really. Why don’t they just talk to each other. sniff.

    Hope the rest of you are doing oK. Melanie is getting her MRI or is finished with it. Pawrayers from here.

  63. Herd of Hounds
    7:49 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Glad to hear our girl is home where she belongs. Hope she sleeps like a rock.
    Rio, sorry,as usual we are confused. How much are we trying to get to “Feed the Giant”?

  64. Riö – The Evil Pug
    7:56 pm on January 14th, 2014

    HoHo!….I will take everything you got to give…snort!…But send it to Snowhook, not to me just to be clear…chuffle!

  65. Barb & Maggie
    8:32 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Is Melanie done with the MRIs now? We thought that T & G had indicated that she would have a MRI and a MRI directed biopsy. What does that mean exactly? Does she have the biopsy as they do another MRI, or is the biopsy done based on this MRI?

  66. O'Howlers
    8:35 pm on January 14th, 2014

    We here have the same question as Maggie.

  67. BearSpiritDog
    8:43 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Melanie is Home from her tests and so is Staff’s Dad. That is good news to us. Sleep well.

    May each and every one of you under the Quilt Have a Very Restful Night.

    We will return in the Morning – Bear

  68. O'Howlers
    8:54 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Fern doing the cha cha
    This was right after her anti-inflammatory. She did it much better later.

  69. Riö – The Evil Pug
    8:59 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Movie!…Hmmm. I cannot see the Fern-movie, but this reminds me that I have a colorful Fern Potholder coming my way…heh!heh!…It will go directly under my warm soft cushion on my bed once it gets here….wheeze!

  70. O'Howlers
    9:04 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Bear, thanks for posting that video earlier. It really brightened up an otherwise gloomy day. Mom couldn’t stop laughing. Is it any wonder we bought a Sibe-awoo?
    Here is a link to all of The Barkleys’ commercials.

  71. Tupper and Gilly
    9:07 pm on January 14th, 2014

    It takes a tough Mom to make a tough chicken. You go, Fern!

    We aren’t sure about this MRI directed biopsy either. We know it is a second procedure because Melanie said they can’t schedule it until they see this one. And she will have to have more if the contrast dye.

    Staff – we understand about VA stuff. The local one called today and said the electric scooter for the Storyteller is now ready to be picked up.

    Really?!? He was only hurt in 2008!

    Better late than never?

  72. Herd of Hounds
    9:08 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Fern, you are a patient “pollo” and you are a patient of a “pollo” 🙂

  73. Barb & Maggie
    9:14 pm on January 14th, 2014

    We couldn’t see Fern either. We could hear her folks talking and see what we think was the wood floor, but no Fern.

    Thanks Amalia, That makes more sense. They will probably use this MRI as a guide and then do another as they do the biopsy. So we are doubtful that they will have a diagnosis till they do the next step.

  74. Masquers
    9:20 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Howlers: Many thanks for that kool Barkley’s link. Bear is going to love it! I’m going to check out the Fern video now.

  75. Princess Sam
    9:23 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Mommy loves the baby Barkly in the car seat.

  76. Masquers
    9:38 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Heh, heh. Fern doing the funky chicken…with a little help from a friend.

  77. O'Howlers
    9:39 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Beddy bye here. Good night. We will say prayers of thanks for our blog family.

  78. Masquers
    9:46 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Saying goodnight here too. There are movies to see, books to read and heartfelt prayers to say.

  79. Herd of Hounds
    9:47 pm on January 14th, 2014

    We are turning in, too. Sweet dreams to all and comforting quilt to those who need. Nighty night.

  80. Staff
    10:22 pm on January 14th, 2014

    yup I am going to get ready for bed too. I will put my three pillows in the perfect position and bring the quilt up over my shoulders and put my hand under the pillow and see if AbbietheKitty will come up and lay on me. Unless she decides to lie on my. heh heh. BStover would know.

    Nighty noodles

  81. Staff
    10:25 pm on January 14th, 2014

    PS. Poor Fern, what a patient bird!

  82. Macy the min-pin
    10:25 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Major announcement….MOM HAS TICKETS TO ALASKA

    Over and way out.

  83. Tupper and Gilly
    10:28 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Macy – WOOOO HOOOOOO. Your mom is freakin’ BRILLIANT!

  84. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:29 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Staff!…If AbbieTheKat lays on you tonight we may never hear from you again…wheeze!cough!

  85. Riö – The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Fern!…I finally got to see the Fern PT Movie. It looks to me like her right claw does not work at all…grunt!…Maybe this is why she does not want to walk…sniff!

  86. Macy the min-pin
    11:15 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Fern solution Apply popsicle stick splints so she can’t bend her toes? under.

  87. Barb & Maggie
    11:26 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Night all. Hope your folk’s evening went well, Macy. Thinking of your mom and Rick.

    Will try the Fern video again.

  88. c.hobbit
    11:44 pm on January 14th, 2014

    Rio: you need to enlist either Abby the Fat Kat with the Feed the Giant fund or get Alice’s mesmerizing eyes to stare into the camera and hypnotize the Plunderers to check their couch cushions for loose change and stray Slim Jims.

    Macy’s Mom: I knew you could do it! Yay!

  89. Diane C.
    8:11 am on January 15th, 2014

    Also couldn’t see the Fern clip…

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