Thanks, Denver!

PAW AND ORDER: #4 on the Denver Post bestseller list!

Welcome ball-playing dude; Dingo.

(Chetspeak returns next Sunday.)



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82 Responses to “Thanks, Denver!”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:35 am on August 24th, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! Welcome new friends. Dognabbit, no Chetspeak 🙁 Oh well, even Chet needs a Sunday Egg Day off now and then. Wonder how long it takes a package to Moscow, Russia? OH, maybe shower fotos later 🙂
    Enjoy a winding down of summer Sunday.

  2. Mollypop's Mom
    9:01 am on August 24th, 2014

    Good morning. Today I am heading off to the Corning Glass Works in Corning, New York. Every year I have a mini reunion with about ten of my friends from high school and Corning is where we’re meeting up this year.

    Tomorrow I will do glass blowing and will hopefully make what is called a sculpture. I will be gone until Wednesday morning and that means too many days for me to get glutened.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    9:09 am on August 24th, 2014

    MPM, have a safe, gluten free, productive trip. And whatever you do, don’t hiccup!

  4. Zeusiköv
    9:30 am on August 24th, 2014

    Good morning and Happy Egg Day! #4 !!!!! Woo. Wooo !!! Way to go Chet!!! (And Spence).

    Wose, Of course I was awake, but I was not allowed off my bed, because it was the very first night that T.C. Slept in the big bed since I moved in here. This morning, I couldn’t bear it any more, and climbed up onto a windowsill to get a better view of that sweet girl sleeping and purring all curled up with Mom. Oh, how I wish she was curled up with me.

  5. Tupper's Mama
    9:32 am on August 24th, 2014

    Good morning everyone. Greetings from Day 6 – the LAST day of the Really Long Shew. It’s been fun, but we are ready to stop playing show now.

    Congratulations to OFA on his soaring elevation to the top of the lists! Gotta be New York Times #1 – it is the only logical next step.

    Hoping that today is too busy to allow us to check in, so we will say “later” and see when that is.

  6. Barb & Maggie
    9:34 am on August 24th, 2014

    Have fun MPM. Guessing LuLu is spending some time with Sammy.

    Congrats to Spence and another Top Ten. This one came in at #4. That is great news.

    Without giving anything away, a description of Chet in the beginning of Chapter 11 is one of the funniest things ever.

  7. Zeusiköv
    9:41 am on August 24th, 2014
  8. A Friend
    9:49 am on August 24th, 2014


    Today we are going to celebrate My brother in law’s birthday. Big pool party and all. You will never see me in a bathing suit, so it’s the deck for me, and a couple of grilled hot dogs will do.

    RIO! Just because Grizz and I mall walk, doesn’t mean we are thin. We are both on the roly-poly side, but we just can’t resist a slice of original cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory.

    Zeusikov: I am sorry we missed each other last night. I think there will come a time when T.C. will snuggle up next to you. Right now, she is one cat alone in a sea of Sibes, and probably feeling left out. I have my fingers crossed that one day you will be good friends.

    MPM: Glass blowing— that sounds cool! Enjoy your reunion!

    Royal Mum: I hope youse make a ton of dough today. What of the moth’s?

    Good Sunday to all!

  9. Wose- the small and meek
    9:51 am on August 24th, 2014


  10. Herd of Hounds
    9:55 am on August 24th, 2014

    Zeus, thanks big guy for that link. Brought big ol’ smiles to faces around here 🙂

  11. Wose- the small and meek
    10:01 am on August 24th, 2014

    The puppy picture of Belle Starr is up top!

    I can report that the same Belle Starr has packed her sparkly pink knapsack, and has on her pink water wings. She can’t wait to do a cannon ball in the pool, and leave billions of sparkles in the water. She has also but in an order for a burger and a hot dog.

    Aww, Zeusikov!

  12. Barb & Maggie
    10:07 am on August 24th, 2014

    LOL, OK, now we know who The Friend is! Not hard to guess, since Wose is so generous.

    We are ready for shower pictures.

    Walkies, before the temperatures soar, and then we will be back.

  13. Masquers
    10:08 am on August 24th, 2014

    Heh, heh. Someone gave themselves away in the wee small hours, posting so soon after our Rose. Now we know for sure.
    We think A Friend is a very good thing to have.
    Zeusikõv: Good job getting along so well with our pal TC.
    This is looking to be another great day…off to (play) lay in the sun. ^..^

  14. B.Stover
    10:56 am on August 24th, 2014

    Good morning all.

  15. Billy's Buddy
    11:02 am on August 24th, 2014

    Good morning all.

    MPM: I’ve been to the Corning Glass Works. It is certainly an impressive place. Bill’s other buddy and I have been to New York to visit wine country several times. We love it there. Stay gluten-free.

    Zeusikov: I grew up with a collie who adored cats. Some would stand on their hind legs and rub their faces on his. He was in love!

    Hot, humid, and cloudy here in Wisconsin. I am finishing cutting out bandanas for the dogs participating in a dog walk in a few weeks. Well, sometimes the two-legged ones wear the bandanas instead. Go figure.

  16. Wose- the small and meek
    11:07 am on August 24th, 2014

    I can neither deny or confirm who sent Rio that gnome.

  17. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:25 am on August 24th, 2014

    WOOOOO!HOOOOOO!…Denver! Top 4!…snort!!…I’m spinning! I’m twirling!…Spinning and Twirling!…WOOOOOOO!..urp!

    Rose!…I knew it!…heh!heh!….Rose, you are dearly loved by all of us here….snorkel!…If my friend wasn’t so busy packing for her big trip, she would thank you profusely herself…chuffle!…As it is she is all confounded. She has no clue how to pack….grunt!…I can fit everything I need for any trip in my little knapsack…heh!heh!

  18. Staff
    11:31 am on August 24th, 2014

    Don’t forget your sunblock Masquers.

  19. O'Howlers
    12:28 pm on August 24th, 2014

    The ‘rents just got back from a bike ride. Pop pushed Mom to do a NOT level ride. Lots of rolling hills. And she did it!!! Now she is going to go sit on her tractor and relax for a bit. Heh!

  20. Diane C.
    12:35 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Late a.m. greetings to all, and well done, SQ!
    Wose–I did think of you when I was up at 2 a.m. my time, but just as I made for the computer I remembered that that was PDT and wasn’t sure if you were finally asleep or just getting up. Shall I check in the next time this happens?
    I’m headed out for church but shuld be back soon. Have a Super Sunday, All.

  21. Siber-H
    12:39 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Way to go, Denver! Albuquerque doesn’t seem to have a bestseller list.

    Wose, Thank you for being a good friend to Rio.
    I like your description of “a sea of Sibes”.

  22. BearSpiritDog
    12:50 pm on August 24th, 2014

    First, No. 5 in L.A…now, No. 5 in Denver!!!
    Could it be mere coincidence that Nana and Rio’s Friend were at both signings?

    Wose: Us too. Up very Up Late last night (or very early this morning) reading POA.
    Next time we’ll hop online.

    Now…Sunday Brunch…then, A Nap.

  23. dawson
    1:09 pm on August 24th, 2014

    #4 in Denver! Congratulations!
    It’s #1 in our minds (and I haven’t even read it yet) as I await patiently, patiently as my book wends its way through the southern cities of BC.
    Wose: Oops! Giggle! Should’ve known it was you. I thought we had another lurker coming out.
    Rio: Pack your passport and stamp stuff right now. And your camera!

  24. Herd of Hounds
    1:27 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Look who Golinka and the Storyteller sent to us today!

  25. Masquers
    1:36 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Dawson: Good advice about packing the passport and stamps. But even the best laid plans can go awry, as someone here can tell you. She carefully packed badges and passport to take on her trip, only to forget them at the house when going to meet Spence in Pasadena. It dawned on her half-way to the signing of her big faus paw.
    DianeC & CHobbiti: Hope youse get a chance to meetup in LA Land.

  26. Masquers
    1:39 pm on August 24th, 2014

    HOH: Wow!

  27. Barb & Maggie
    1:46 pm on August 24th, 2014

    What a beautiful moth!

    The idea of a nap sounds really nice. Think we will try it. BBL

  28. Martha
    2:28 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Let’s see if this works:

  29. Martha
    2:31 pm on August 24th, 2014

    I got it there, but can someone turn it rightside up?
    The quilt is made shirts that she wore all the time. She was a great fan of “Big Dogs” shirts! Yes, that is a Snowhook patch as well.

  30. BearSpiritDog
    2:47 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Oh, Martha. That is One Beautiful and Very Very Special Gift. Sniff.

  31. Herd of Hounds
    3:07 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Martha, wow! It is beautiful and we know it means a lot to the kids. Things are a little misty now, wonder why?

  32. BooBear
    3:25 pm on August 24th, 2014

    What a wonderful gift! The special meaning for the kids is fantastic.

  33. Herd of Hounds
    3:38 pm on August 24th, 2014

    (Yawn, Blondie here) Holding down this loveseat is a ruff job but someone’s got to do it. STAFF, my eyes may sad, but my posture is 100% relaxed 🙂

  34. Billy's Buddy
    3:44 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Martha, that quilt is a treasure. Thank you.

    Blondie, you look very uh…professional.

  35. O'Howlers
    3:53 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Martha, Thank you for posting a picture of the quilt. It is a treasure.

  36. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:12 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Down!…We are downstairs watching the game and she is doing a load of laundry – this is where all those clothes she was looking for earlier were hiding…heh!heh!…So she crammed and stuffed her blue suitcase full and when her brother weighed it it was only at the 31 pound mark…snort!…So she is pretty confidant she will not be packing over 50 pounds of clothes for this trip…chuffle! …Hey, that almost leaves room for moi!!…hmmm.

  37. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:13 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Quilt!….Is a real beauty! What a wonderful gift!!…snort!

  38. Siber-H
    4:20 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Martha, Thank you for the picture. The quilt is beautiful!

  39. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:21 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Sniff. That is a beautiful quilt.


  40. Siber-H
    4:24 pm on August 24th, 2014

    The quilt brings back so many good memories and missing someone very special…sniff

  41. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:27 pm on August 24th, 2014

    SiberH!…I know you miss me, but never fear, I am here now…snort!

  42. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:40 pm on August 24th, 2014

    MollysMaw!…Guess what!?…snort!…My friend finally got my DVD player hooked up to the new TV with an HDMI cord…wheeze!…Her brother was visiting today and she just happened to have remembered to buy the cord yesterday. He fiddled and fuddled with her first DVD which played everything in green and red tints…sniff!…But then he gave up and said let’s hookup the new one, which is what my friend wanted in the first place, because she had fiddled and fuddled with the red and green for a seriously long time before her brother ever came over…wuffle!…A long story (all summer) short, I can now view DVD’s in warm and cool coolers…snorkel!

  43. Riö -The Evil Pug
    4:42 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Leap!…Big LEAP!…I think my friend has made the huge gigantic leap between fear and excitement today…Woooo!…She says she is really feeling good about the trip and is very very excited to “be” in Alaska….heh!heh!…Lucky her, but I have plans of my own…chuffle!

  44. Staff
    4:49 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Martha, Great quilt!

    Rose. We suspected and now we know.

    HOH. How did the Royals moth get down to you so fast?

    Me, I let out a monarch today and it found a friend already. Yippee

    Everyone, if you have a second please say a prayer that my friend Faye’s husband goes peacefully. She is the owner of the quilt shop where I love to pray. He wants to go and we just need to let him do as he wishes.

    OK now it is naptime for me also.

  45. Barb & Maggie
    5:00 pm on August 24th, 2014

    The quilt is wonderful. And I know GLAD an OTAS are going to love it for their little one.

    Are there more shower pictures coming?

    Rio, So glad your friend is going to Alaska. What fun she is going to have!

  46. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:02 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Staffie!…Isn’t Rose great!?…snort!…She is thee most thoughtful and wonderful pal a guy like me can have…chuffle!…If I could be with her in pawson, I would lick both of her skinny little arms and work my way up to her ears…heh!heh!…And then her glasses for good measure….burp!

  47. B.Stover
    5:11 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Rio is making me laugh.

    The quilt is lovely.

  48. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:11 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Rose!…She would smell totally Barn-Yard after that ordeal…heh!heh!snort!

  49. Siber-H
    5:16 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Rio, I always will always miss you. I will miss you when you go to Alaska, but I am very happy you are making the journey.

  50. Riö -The Evil Pug
    5:51 pm on August 24th, 2014

    SiberH!…I have a feeling you will hear from me during the Week-Of-Pure-Fun….snort!

  51. Riö -The Evil Pug
    6:21 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Gah!…Her mother is going to attempt to make a dish that only my friend makes…grunt!…It is usually baked. It is usually meatless…sniff!…But mother wants to make it on the stove-top with chicken (not Fern!) and right now.–(((sigh)))–This could be good or it could be really bad!bad!bad!..Stay tuned…wheeze!

  52. Tupper's Mama
    6:42 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Aha! Rose is a Friend is Rose is a Friend is Rose is a Friend. Yup, we get it.

    A few more hours of the shew. Right now, we are officially tired of rude people. Any volunteers to come and grab a few pant legs?

    Isn’t that quilt just incredible? Sniff

  53. Thieves!
    6:44 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Dear Creator, Please bless the passing of Faye’s husband will be quick and painless. Please bless and keep his spirit. Please bless he will know he is loved. We ask this from the bottom of our thieving hearts. Amen.

    Found-out Friend! We suspected that it might be Wose, too. She is some kind of wonderful, in case you didn’t already know as much. What a gal, what a gal.

    Our Lady is under the weather, whatever that means. We do know that it means Wyatt and her are taking a nap soon. Join in?—Don’t mind if we do.

  54. O'Howlers
    6:46 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Rio, when does your friend leave for Akaska? We forget.

  55. O'Howlers
    6:47 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Damn paws. Alaska, that is.

  56. Riö -The Evil Pug
    6:47 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Weather!…In my experience it is better to be Under the Weather in a warm soft bed than to be out in the Weather on a brutal walk…grunt!…Take care of Rebecca all you Thieves and Bejeweled sparkly ones…sniff!…And most importantly, Luna, please watch over Rebecca…wuffle!

  57. Riö -The Evil Pug
    6:48 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Howlers!…She is scheduled to leave this coming Saturday morning!…yeeeep!

  58. Luna
    7:05 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Rio: I’m on it. Over and out.

  59. Billy's Buddy
    7:10 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Staff, Hoping Faye’s husband gets his wish. Bless his heart, Faye’s heart, and your generous heart also.

  60. BearSpiritDog
    7:27 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Saying Prayers for Faye’s husband to cross over Peacefully.

  61. Riö -The Evil Pug
    7:31 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Stove-Top!…The stove-top casserole was a hit…snort!…So finally her mother has another recipe she can make with success…wooooo!burp!…Goodness!

  62. BearSpiritDog
    7:33 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Golinka: There are many on this here Blog who are Ready, Willing and Available to grab some pants legs. Your wish is our command.

  63. Diane C.
    7:35 pm on August 24th, 2014

    HOH–what a beautiful picture of Blondie. Has she registered a reaction to Mothra?
    Rio–You’re going too? Is Beau travelling with y’all?
    Martha–I echo everyone’s sentiments–what a gorgeous quilt!
    Also echoing Thieves and Billy’s Buddy–Bright blessings and safe travels to all–whatever the destination.

  64. Diane C.
    7:37 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Staff and BSD–Amen.

  65. Riö -The Evil Pug
    8:02 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Going!…snort!..My friend is officially “going”…heh!heh!…I may or may not be officially going…snort!…Beau will never be “going”…nope!…Not in his cards..heh!heh!…And he is happy about that mind youse.

  66. Herd of Hounds
    8:25 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Funny thing about Mothra, Right after we got the foto, the moth was gone. We never saw it go .

  67. Masquers
    8:49 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Look! There’s Mollypop with her poofy tail up top.
    Thieves: Going from your lips to the Creator’s ears. Thank you for the heartfelt prayer

  68. Wose- the small and meek
    8:49 pm on August 24th, 2014

    We are back from the birthday bash/pool party. Lots of fun! Good food, and a giant sized ice cream cake with M&M’s on top. I can report that Grizz, Belle Starr, and I each had a king sized piece. I can also report that after Belle Starr got out of the pool, the water was sparkling beautifully.

    Diane, If you are up at some weird hour, please do check in. I could be up too.

    Prayers for a for a peaceful crossing for Faye’s husband.

    RIO! I cannot believe you friend will be going to Alaska!! This Saturday!!! I am so excited for your friend.
    As I said before, I will neither confirm or deny that I had anything to do with the gnome. I do appreciate you sending slurpy pug kisses, though.

  69. Masquers
    8:51 pm on August 24th, 2014

    HOH: Gasp. You mean that moth was for reals?

  70. dawson
    9:02 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Prayers for safe passage for Faye’s husband.

    Martha: What a memorable quilt. Love the Snowhook patch!

    Snowhook Bella: I wish you felt tip-top.

  71. Staff
    9:05 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Thanks to everyone for the prayers for Faye and her husband. He had a stroke 2 years ago and Faye said they were able to get everything ready for this time. Such a relief to hear. I know what MTMP has been going through and how hard it has been for her.

  72. Wose- the small and meek
    9:14 pm on August 24th, 2014

    I just want to say the quilt for GLAD is a thing of beauty. sniff

  73. Wose- the small and meek
    9:21 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Mama Luna, Please take good care of your mama, the Pixie. I get very worrit about her.

  74. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:07 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Yeeep!…My friend just got back from her walk…grunt!…It is now almost dark out. She says she cannot and will not go in the morning because it is also dark…sniff!…So she is going at night..gah!…She has one more week of this walking biz before vacation – then all walking will be for fun!fun!fun!…heh!heh!

  75. BearSpiritDog
    10:55 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Rio, But what about you and Beau? a Vacation from Brutal Walks for youse too?

  76. Riö -The Evil Pug
    10:57 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Stover!…If you get a chance to watch the PBS show, “The Secrets of the Underground” relating to London, I’m sure you will enjoy it…snort!…This is what we watched after her long walk tonight…heh!…Now it is time for me to go up to my warm soft bed where all my baseball toys are in all the right places..snorkel!…Good Night All!

  77. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:01 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Bear!…I’m sure Beau will be Beside Himself the whole time my friend is far far away….sniff!…I have other plans and will not be beside just myself…heh!heh!

    Beau!…My friend will worry about him while she is gone, but mother will take good care of him, I am sure of it…snort!

  78. Masquers
    11:02 pm on August 24th, 2014

    B&M, the Howlers’ mom and pop, and Riö’s friend all going for healthy meals, walks, bike rides, and H2O as the beverage of choice.
    What’s this blog coming to anyways?

  79. Riö -The Evil Pug
    11:10 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Healthy!…My friend says it is because of The Charming Mr. Abrahams..snort!…He says in his talks, if one takes care of their selves as a writer they can continue on into their 80’s …snort!…So we here say, we want to be around to read what this guy has to say when he is 80++ years of age…heh!heh!…So get fit and stay fit, that is the Quinn and Abraham’s motto!….wheeze!…For those of youse who have not seen him in person, just know he IS VERY FIT! And very tan. And has no wrinkles at all. How does he do that?….snorkel!

  80. BearSpiritDog
    11:46 pm on August 24th, 2014

    Cool, cool water is my Beverage of Choice too.

    Now…it’s Time to Say G’night, Sleep Tight.

  81. Masquers
    11:48 pm on August 24th, 2014

    SQPA knows the secret of staying young…think like Chet!

  82. Tupper's Mama
    12:12 am on August 25th, 2014

    At last – the Very Long Shew is over. We are back safe and sound in our hotel room and get to sleep a little late in the morning. Then it is back to the shew grounds to pack the van. Everything is all packed up and ready to go, but they don’t allow exhibitors to bring vehicles in until 11:30 pm, and at that, you sit in line and wait your turn to get in. This means packing out at 2 or 3 in the morning. No thank you. We will get a good nights rest and go load up when we can think straight.
    So good night, family. Be well, sleep peacefully and awaken to a wonderful, new day.

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