Spence looks a little worn out today. His fingers are sore from all that tweeting yesterday – he’s a very bad typist, mostly hits delete, Bernie says – and he doesn’t remember a thing. Admin says there’s a lot of stuff that requires clarification, whatever that means, but Spence doesn’t seem to be listening.

Bernie says we should thank everybody who participated in the tweetchat so I will. Thanks! One thing they’ve been batting around here is how many countries Dog On It and Thereby Hangs A Tail have been or will be published in. They think the answer is 17 so far, but a couple of those are English-speaking, so the number of languages is probably 15. Does that make sense? Not to me.


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23 Responses to “Thanks!”

  1. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:12 am on February 3rd, 2010

    Wha!?… Spence has short-term memory?? No wonder he can't type, poor guy can't remember where the keys are… But this is very interesting. Now it all makes sense as to why he's only been able to pound out (literally) 3 books in his whole lifetime.

  2. Diane
    5:40 am on February 3rd, 2010

    Only 3 books in the Quinncarnation. There are other books….

    Quinn is a nom de plume – an AKA – a bonified mystery!

  3. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:52 am on February 3rd, 2010

    Huh!?… Let me chew on this for a minute…. Naw! I bet he just can't remember his first name, so he picks a second name till he forgets that one and then.. well whatever.

  4. Cosmo
    6:15 am on February 3rd, 2010

    Don't worry Chet, doesn't make any sense to me either! Tell Spencer he was a true trooper yesterday with the chat, I think he managed to answer all the questions! We forgot to ask one though, could you help us out? My Dad finally started reading your books, and he just wanted clarification about which war Bernie is a vet from. My Dad is a Navy vet from the Gulf War, but he wasn't sure if Bernie was in that one or in Vietnam, could you clarify, thanks! I'm really beat from yesterday too, all that twitter confusion. Mom thinks she has most of it worked out, but says she's not going to focus on it too much because there's too many other computer things to keep up with. But we'll be reporting to Commander Rio (if that's his real name) as we gain intelligence across the lines. Hope we can count on agent Melanie to assist and any other agents who'd like to join in on this mission. Don't worry kitties, you'll get there too!

  5. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:28 am on February 3rd, 2010

    Cosmo!… Awsome work yesterday! I think I mentioned it already. I confused myself earlier…but now, what I really worry about is Chet. What with Spencer's long list of disabilities… Hopefully Bernie steps up to the plate and remembers to feed Chet.

  6. Mollypop
    7:05 am on February 3rd, 2010

    Gus and BooBear – Sorry if I confused you with my computer jargon. Mom thinks I'm sleeping when she's on the computer but I'm really watching and learning. Yesterday when Mom went out I ordered $100 of dog toys. Hee hee. She'll never know.

    Commander Rio (if that's your real name) I want to be an agent and gather intelligence just like my friend Cosmo.

  7. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:39 am on February 3rd, 2010

    M-Pop! …. We will have to assess your skills to figure out where you could contribute most to intelligence gathering missions. From what I can see, you have an amazing ability to obtain supplies. I think we can set you up here at Headquarters in the front office under the guise of “Supply Clerk”. You could be in charge of keeping all the guys in Treats and Toys. Always a necessity during a big mission. Your true identity, if you choose to accept it, would be Tech Support.

  8. Siberian Husky
    7:54 am on February 3rd, 2010

    Mom knows who Spence was in his previous life. She ordered all his books from Amazon and is now reading them. She says they are very well-written (of course) and extremely suspenseful. Let me put it another way, she is enjoying them even if they don't have dogs in them. Me, I only read books with dogs, wolves, or coyotes in them. Canines, and the cats that are part of Chet's community, Rule!

  9. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:01 am on February 3rd, 2010

    Hmmphf!… Spence doesn’t have a previous life, he just has trouble with his memory. Chet! Have you guys seen the movie, “Momento”? Maybe Spence should start tattooing himself so he could remember what he just did.

    I could help him with that… heh heh.

  10. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    8:50 am on February 3rd, 2010

    Wow, this whole Twitter thing is pretty amazing, but my dad is Twitter impaired (or Twitter clueless as the case may be) so all I got was the great intelligence from Cosmo and Melanie under the able leadership of Captain Rio (or is it General Rio or maybe even Admiral Rio). But I want you to know that tails are wagging here in Chevy Chase trying to make sense of it all, especially this thing about Spence having alternate lives (or is it Chet who had the alternate life — I'm confused). Spending a lot of time pondering it over (at least when I am not de-shoveling snow, we've had two snowstorms in the past week and a real big one is coming Saturday–hooray!). If anybody can help me make sense of this, please let me know. As regards my dad, he at least helps me with my typing; my paws are so big that when I tried it myself I would hit about 10 keys at a time, which didn't work very well at all. Signing off here, PFC Wookie.

  11. Sadie
    8:52 am on February 3rd, 2010

    bummed we were unable to participate yesterday. commander rio – what type of art for the tatt are you suggesting for spence? mom can't remember anything either…-s

  12. Sadie
    8:59 am on February 3rd, 2010

    ps: cosmo – big thanks to your dad (and to bernie too and maybe spence???) from our family to yours for his service. my grandpa was in wwii in the army and the merchant marines, and my great grampa served in the navy in wwi. we appreciate all of our vets! except the ones who give us shots every year… -s

  13. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:06 am on February 3rd, 2010

    Grunt!….Glad to have you aboard Private First Class Wookie. That digging out ability will come in handy during our next operation. In fact we may want to send you to Siberia to do a little fact checking on the Husky. They say the Cold War’s over, but I still don’t trust the Russians. Anyone who thinks Spence is living a double life is suspicious in my book. The implications are staggering. Besides, it sounds like Spence can hardly keep one life straight, imagine the trouble he would have with two! Just doesn’t square in my book.

  14. Rebecca Rice
    10:07 am on February 3rd, 2010

    Busy busy busy! I had a couple of busy days and missed all the excitement!

    Henry was a little under the weather earlier this week and I took him to the vet to make sure he wasn't developing bad complications from his surgery of last week. Turns out he has giardia! That's an illness dogs can get if they've been noshing on goose poop or have been otherwise exposed to the various inner workings of wild animals. My guess is squirrel, personally. He's feeling better already though, and today for the first time in a week he got to go out and run in the yard. He didn't want to come in.

    Anyway, he will be starting meds today as soon as I pick them up, and so he may be here a bit longer than we thought. (The family who wants to adopt him may wait until he's finished a course of meds so he doesn't risk infecting their other dog.) Wojo's vaccinated for it, since we do a lot of trips to the forest preserve in better weather.

    I'm sorry I missed yesterday– it sounds like it was a hoot.

  15. Gus & BooBear
    10:08 am on February 3rd, 2010

    C.Rio the EP, was that you undercover in the Men in Black Movies?

  16. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:23 am on February 3rd, 2010

    Kats!… No. That was Frank The Pug. I'm much better looking.

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  17. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:54 am on February 3rd, 2010

    Hey!… Guys check out Patsy Kline on Friends of Chet! You have to click on the link to see her photo. What I wouldn't give for a ride in that truck!

  18. Siberian Husky
    11:56 am on February 3rd, 2010

    Rio-lol My tribe actually had nothing to do with the Russians. We were the dogs of the native people of Siberia. We never liked the Russians. They made a mess of our land and our culture.

    However, if you need a spy in Russia, I'd be thrilled to go to Siberia. All of you are welcome to come with me. We could have a blast! My best friend's mom is always threatening to send her back to Siberia. Molly is, shall we say, more difficult than I am. What can I say. She is a girl.

  19. B. Stover
    12:06 pm on February 3rd, 2010

    Of course, all one has to do regarding AKAs is look closely at this blog. There was an article in the NYTimes March or April of 2009 about this very topic.

  20. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:14 pm on February 3rd, 2010

    SH!…I can’t tell you what a relief that is. I was just working on PFC Wookie’s undercover identity. And don’t get me started on all the paperwork and logistics for setting up a communication network in Siberia.

    I need an Admin bad. Spence, can I borrow… mmmmm… never mind.

  21. Sadie
    2:10 pm on February 3rd, 2010

    rebecca – my mom says thanks for posting the info about henry and giardia and how he (probably) contracted it – we are always interested in first hand info on canine health care. we are glad henry is feeling better, please give him our best! high paw to wojo! -s

  22. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:10 pm on February 3rd, 2010

    Ahem!…We need a Mission Statement. If you disagree, let us all know what your big beef is. grrrrr..

    Our Mission is definitely not about finding out personal facts about Spencer Quinn. Our mission guys, is about finding out about what Chet and Bernie are up to in the 3rd book. And then trolling around for info (even in Siberia) about the 4th. We will never involve ourselves in a witch-hunt regarding the author, Spencer Quinn. We will never be part of a group mentality that wants to tear the author down or dig into his private life. Especially, a private life that brings so much laugher, joy and good ole mystery and suspense to our lives. And lets not forget the love between our best friends and us that he portrays so vividly.

    End of Mission Statement.

    Now if Chet himself drops a few minute facts regarding Spencer’s disabilities, I’m all over it. Heh heh…

  23. Cosmo
    3:02 am on February 4th, 2010

    Well said Cmdr. Rio! I was confused, I thought our mission was twitter, or was that just a temp recon (like Chet does) from the other day? I'll be back later on the new post, I'm having Mom take notes so she can remember to type all the comments for me I need to make. I'm learning staff tips from A-Kat! Until the next post fellow agents – tailwags!

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