“Your favorite day of the week, I believe?” says Spence.

“Correct,” says Admin.

“Care to explain?”

“Not at present.”

“How about ranking all of them, best to worst to your way of thinking?”

“Thursday, Saturday, Friday, Sunday, Wednesday, Tuesday, Monday.”


Welcome Buster (in memory), Lulu.



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88 Responses to “Thursday”

  1. Barb & Maggie
    7:55 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Interesting ranking. Wonder if Admin. would care to explain.
    I bet most people would say Sunday is their favorite day.

    T & G’s mom, to answer your question about Lily and Iowa – she has been riding him at the local stable for about 6 months and has fallen in love with him. You know what they say about the love affair between a young girl and her horse! Iowa is a young (4 or 5 yrs.) Appy who was for sale at the stable. The owner/manager emailed Kelly last week and told her someone was considering buying him and they were giving her a heads-up. They talked about it and decided to go for it. Lily is very involved and goes to the stable several times a week after school and then hangs out there on weekends. She is over the top with excitement.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    8:05 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Good morning, everyone! Interesting ranking on the days of the week. Iowa is a good looking horse, hope Lily enjoys him and visa versa.
    Have a therapeutic Thursday ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. O'Howlers
    8:16 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Good morning! Mom is taking OUR iPaw to her training class again.
    Barb, we are twirling, twirling, twirling for Lily. There is no love like that between a girl and her horse, no matter the age of the girl. Heh! Best wishes and congratulations to both Lily and Iowa.
    We are also twirling for Sadie. Fantastic news. And good girl on therawhide too…we always hide ours in parts unknown (to anyone except she who hid it).

    Ml, good advice the other day. The ‘rents do have wills, and living wills, and healthcare power of attorney.
    We are with you in spirit, Ml. We are so very sorry you are going thru this.

  4. B. Stover
    8:18 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Perhaps Admin plays tennis on Thursdays.

    Since I retired, I like every day!

    Good morning all.

  5. Billy's Buddy
    8:20 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Love to ML from Wisconsin where the snow continues to fall. Up to eight inches in the next 24 hours is being predicted. This is a time when we benefit from rich, inner lives and maybe re-reading a Chet book or two.

  6. Barb & Maggie
    8:26 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Wills are highly recommended. Even if you don’t have a huge estate, if you have specific things you want to leave to specific people, it is good to write down your wishes. And you can do it on your own.

    OK, off to work on this rainy, blustery Thursday.

  7. Wose-the small and meek
    8:36 am on April 3rd, 2014


    We are doing a Snoopy dance for Sadie! Yay! What are cutie you are too.

    B&M, Lily is such a lovely young girl. Happy dance here for her and her new horse Iowa.

    I wonder if Beau! Rio, DDD, and Thieves dressed as fairies are sleeping in? There were lots of wings flying and beer guzzling last night.

    Thinking on and love on ML, Rick, Karen and Truman, the lovely Zoe and her family.

  8. O'Howlers
    8:54 am on April 3rd, 2014

    The only values of note that needed to be written into a will around here are us and us and also each horse and T.C. Mom does not give a hoot about anything else.

  9. BearSpiritDog
    8:56 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Good News about Sadie!!!

    Happy News about Lily & Iowa!!

    Thinking about a Good Day for All.

  10. Diane C.
    9:03 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Hello All–

    Oddly, Thursday is the WORST commuting day here in SoCal (and I’m delighted to have this one off).
    Prayers and good energy for Rick and family, Karen, Truman, Zoe and family.

    Whoever posted the Neil Tyson video a few days ago, please accept my thanks. Entertaining (plus I also found some other items like “Neil deGrasse Tyson loses it” on YouTube which made me laugh out loud.)

    Bright blessings to all.

  11. Diane C.
    9:07 am on April 3rd, 2014

    HOH–Go Padres (although a more formidable name would have been good, but too late now…)

    Overjoyed to read about Sadie (I had to go back), and I love the picture of Lily and Iowa (and they match, hair-wise).

    Thinking about having my single Lenten beer today. I will be thinking of Rio if I do.

  12. Dirty Daddy Dawg
    9:14 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Burp! Time for a nap.

  13. Luna
    11:00 am on April 3rd, 2014

    The Thieves returned last night to be at Rick’s side. They didnt even take the time to remove their fairy wings. Pancho wrapped his tail around Rick’s wrist and Lefty did the same with the other wrist. I had to take a from but loving paw with Rick last night and I hope he knows I do it out of love. Poor guy wanted to get up, but could not. Wyatt did his best to distract Rick from wanting to get up with tales if his latest (and only) caper. At one point he started making up stories of misdeeds. Savannah refuses to leave ML, and has her tucked under the Quilt.

    Our thought and prayers of comfort and peace are with Rick and ML.

  14. BSD & Masquers
    11:08 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Luna: Amen.

  15. O'Howlers
    11:15 am on April 3rd, 2014


  16. Macy's mom
    11:19 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Good morning all! I am truly touched by all the love and support Macy and her mom have received here on Chet the dog blog. All of you are like a second family to them and through their stories y’all feel like a second family to me now too!

    Macy’s Angie

  17. Siber-H
    11:24 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Angie, Love to your family from mom and I. Our prayers and support are with all of you.

  18. Herd of Hounds
    11:27 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Amen to Luna, too.
    ML is always in our thoughts and pawrayers.
    Diane, think about the So.Cal. baseball teams…Angels, Padres. Don’t count the Dodgers, they came from NY.

  19. Riรถ -The Evil Pug
    11:34 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Angie!….Hey there Angie, come here and let me give you a big slurpy pug-kiss!….smooooch!slurrrrp!

  20. O'Howlers
    11:38 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Angie, Macy and her mom and dad are not like family. They ARE family. Case closed.

  21. Masquers
    11:43 am on April 3rd, 2014

    We here second the Howler’s comments.

  22. Wose-the small and meek
    11:46 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Luna: Amen

    Ditto what the O’Howlers said.

  23. BearSpiritDog
    11:46 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Angie: And that means You & Nikki Are Family too!

  24. Riรถ -The Evil Pug
    11:48 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Bear!….Can I ride around on your back today?…snort!…I’m feeling puggish…heh!

  25. Herd of Hounds
    11:49 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Look what landed on the bedroom window sill just now.

    He’s about the size of a quarter!

  26. BearSpiritDog
    11:55 am on April 3rd, 2014

    Rio: Of course you can! You’re Not Heavy You’re My Brother.

    Hounds: So Tiny!

  27. Herd of Hounds
    12:03 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Made mom think of the Butterfly museum in Mass that the Plunderfest east went to!

  28. Herd of Hounds
    12:17 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    They really liked Leonard, look at his sleeve.

  29. Herd of Hounds
    12:18 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    They liked Barb, too ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. BearSpiritDog
    12:20 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Beautiful Photo of The Storyteller and the Royal Mum.

  31. Masquers
    12:21 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    and great foto of the Awesome One taking a foto of Barb!

  32. Masquers
    12:23 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    taking a foto of Barb taking a foto of a butterfly!

  33. Herd of Hounds
    12:28 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Y’all noticed the pattern ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. BearSpiritDog
    1:06 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    And could that be a Tiny Little Camera in the Butterfly’s Wings?

  35. Herd of Hounds
    1:08 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Heh, heh, heh, maybe.

  36. Tupper's Mama
    1:16 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    In our family, butterflies are earthly manifestations of the guardian angels.

    We are sending many butterfly kisses to our Texas family of Rick,MaryLou, Angie and Nikki

  37. Loulou
    1:16 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    My Mommy got a butterfly ‘hair clip’ too.

  38. Masquers
    1:20 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    LouLou! Nice!

  39. BearSpiritDog
    1:21 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    The Royal Mum knows what the White Butterfly means to Nana.

  40. BooBear's Mom
    1:48 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Macy, much love to your family from us. It is so hard to believe how fast that cancer has attacked Rick. Many prayers from us to all of you.

  41. Diane C.
    1:53 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    BSD–white butterfly? Will you elaborate?
    HOH–Angels can have cool stuff like flaming swords, though, but I agree that name also suggests more calm and meditative feelings than those of some other Teams. (And “Dodgers” suggests sneakiness rather than superior athleticism or determination; after 50 years Brooklyn is a dim memory, if that).

  42. Herd of Hounds
    2:09 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Did Diane just say mom’s memory is dim? Heck she remembers Chavez Ravine before Dodger stadium was built and when “dem bums” moved west.

  43. dawson
    2:31 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    For those with unwanted snow. I love how the “mudder” pushes her son out the door.

    Macy’s Mom & family, BooBear and family: Hugs and prayers from Canada down to my Texan families.

  44. Herd of Hounds
    3:04 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Dawson, she seems as maternal as a piranah!

  45. BearSpiritDog
    3:18 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Diane: It is as Tupper’s Mama has explained.

    Yep. The Brooklyn Dodgers. We Remember.
    L.A. Dodgers somehow just doesn’t sound the same.

    Dawson: White-Out!

  46. Loulou
    4:44 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Wait a minute! I just noticed something in the picture I posted of Mommy with a butterfly. That’s Rio on the bench in my carry bag!

  47. Tupper's Mama
    5:17 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    LouLou – our apologies. We promised your Mommy that we would send your pink carry bag back home to you. We have made sure that Rio’s “contributions” to the essence of the bag have been removed

    Ask your Mommy to send us an SDD with the best address to send it back to you you you.

  48. O'Howlers
    5:53 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    We just finished reading ChristianTurner’s recount of his rookie Iditarod. Whew!!!! We were scared just reading it.

    We want to hear a blow by blow from OFM. Pretty please?

  49. Herd of Hounds
    6:20 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Also saw an article by Dallas Seavey about the “race”.. Was scary to read, cannot imaging having been on the trail!

  50. Herd of Hounds
    6:21 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Oops, Danny Seavey.

  51. dawson
    6:28 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    LouLou: It is I who should be apologizing for your missing carry bag with the pink trim. I borrowed the bag when Rio started whining about having to walk all over the country and by the time we got to Massachusetts the pug’s odiferous emanations were blurring my vision and affecting my thought processes. When the herb kats agreed to let him stay with them for awhile, I grabbed my chance and split the smelly scene thinking of naught but my imminent escape. Hence the forgotten carry bag for which I do heartily apologize now that my wits have returned (more or less).

  52. Mollypop's Mom
    6:54 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Dawson, Loulou is fine. Every few days she does an inventory of her things. Stuff she has that she doesn’t use. Toys that she doesn’t play with. They all have to be at the ready. She didn’t miss the carry bag until she saw the picture with Rio in it.

  53. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:13 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Bagged!…I spent a lot of time in that there bag…snort!…I doubt even Golinka can get my smell out of it. LuLu, Enjoy!…heh!heh!

  54. O'Howlers
    7:20 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    HOH, we read Danny Seavey’s account right after the race. It is well-written and yes, SCARY too.

  55. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:22 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Fearful!….My friend says both of us are not emotionally ready to read anything about that race…wheeze!…If AJ wants to relive it and post about it, then we will read that, but nothing else right now…wuffle!

  56. dawson
    7:25 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    O’Howlers: Yikes, that is a harrowing account of the Iditarod Trail. Thanks for alerting me to keep checking that site. I like how Christian told us what he was thinking when he made certain decisions, the “rookie” mistakes he made and the emotions he was feeling at various times on the trail. Very exciting to read.

  57. O'Howlers
    7:25 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Aw Rio. You’re no fun.

    We just watched Dawson’s video. Jumpin’ Jesus that’s funny!

  58. Herd of Hounds
    7:29 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    We bet Golinka and the Storyteller have some secret, like sage or something guaranteed to do away with pug-ent odors.

  59. Mollypop's Mom
    7:30 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    I miss Sadie Bear!

  60. O'Howlers
    7:49 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Mom does too, MPM.
    Dawson, glad you read it. Iditarod email said there will be more stories.

  61. O'Howlers
    7:58 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Nighty night.
    Love you, Macy’s mom and dad.
    Love you, BooBear’s mom and dad.
    Love you, Zoe.

  62. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:17 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Fun!…I’ve been riding around on Bear’s back all day and I can tell youse guys that he does not do a whole helluva lot…snort!…I’m fully rested now and ready to watch some Idol when it comes on Late!late!late!….grunt!…Why did they stick that other hellish kitchen show in that time-slot Idol used to own?…wheeze!

  63. Barb & Maggie
    8:20 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Relaxing and getting ready to watch Parenthood, our favorite.

    Thinking about Marylou and Rick and their girls tonight.

  64. BearSpiritDog
    8:58 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Well no wonder I’m tired. Time to take a Load (Pug) Off.
    Next Movie up is The Wolf of Wall Street.

    May All Under the Quilt Have a Restful Night.

  65. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:02 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Bear!…heh!heh!snort!….I guess you did not read my post about riding around on yer back all day long…snort!

  66. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:07 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Thrones!….We are taking a chance and watching “Game of Thrones” right now. ON Demand has some special deal they do to let us watch shows my friend does not pay for all week long…grunt!… This one is on HBO and off limits – but this week we can actually watch season One….wheeze!…Normally we would not be watching this medieval show but the Hot-Shot really likes it….hmmm…Very likely there will be a lot of blood and gore. I know my friend might not find this entertaining…heh!…But I am up for it…Yes!

  67. Barb & Maggie
    9:20 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    BSD, How did you like 12 Years a Slave? We have it on our list and our anxious to see it.

  68. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:21 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Thrones!….Six paws down….grunt!…Back to Idol…wheeze!

  69. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:39 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Jack!….I know it is a night of TV-dome….wheeze!…Everyone is tired around here and that is all that is happening…heh!…So have any of youse guys checked out the new show called “Surviving Jack”…chorkel!…This is actually a very good show for “prime time”… I am surprised that I like to watch it. Jack, the father, has a very good handle on how to manage teenage boyz. Tonight they are training to be on the Varsity Baseball Team…snort!

  70. Luna
    9:55 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    I will give Jack a nod for raising teenage boys, but Jack doesn’t know jack about raising a litter of Outlaws. They give me a run for my money every day.

  71. Tupper's Mama
    10:01 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Luna – to say nothing of trying to keep those two two-leggeds of yours. We know how hard that Pixie is to manage.

  72. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:14 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Managing!…heh!…My friend says its all she can do to manage two pugs and an old lady…snort!….Not to mention a Hot-Shot….grunt!

  73. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:16 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Tomorrow!…Someone here says she would take tomorrow off if there wasn’t something pressing…sniff!….Seems there is always something pressing to do…grump!

  74. Tupper's Mama
    10:17 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    And Basil and Sage say goodnight.

  75. Luna
    10:21 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Tupper’s Mama: You have no idea. I’ve earned every one of my gray whiskers the hard way thanks to the Pixie.

  76. Rio - The Evil Pug
    10:29 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Gray!….heh!heh!snort!….Goodnight! Sleep tight…burp!…Do not let the Bed Pugs bite…sneeze!

  77. Macy's mom
    11:00 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Good evening all my dear friends. I just wanted to let you know that Rick passed from this life about 8:15, so Barb your feelings about that time were right on target. Thank you all for your love and support that I will draw on more in the days to come.

  78. Wolfie
    11:21 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    MaryLou, I am so sorry to hear your news. Even though I suspected it wouldn’t be long, I had hoped you would have more time. You have been so heavy on my heart these past few days, and tears are flowing.

  79. Macy's mom
    11:30 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Thank you Mary. He did not even get a chance to fight.

  80. SnowBella
    11:30 pm on April 3rd, 2014


    Thank you for Rick. Please bless and keep his spirit. Please comfort those who grieve his loss whether they be animal or human. Please bless that he will know he is loved. Amen.

  81. dawson
    11:41 pm on April 3rd, 2014

    Macy’s Mom and family: We are holding you close in thoughts and prayers.

  82. Other Side of the Bridge
    12:22 am on April 4th, 2014

    We have welcomed Rick to this side of the Bridge. His pains and ills are not even a memory. MaryLou, we will keep him for you. The Veil will be thin for as long as you need. Head bumps and dainty licks from this side of the Bridge.

  83. C.hobbiti
    2:50 am on April 4th, 2014

    ML: I drove to Fairbanks very late today and was thinking of you and Rick. I am sorry to arrive and read of his passing. I know you said that it would be hours but it went so fast. I am sure he felt the love of his family; he is blessedly now free of pain. Remember that we will be virtually at your side in the days ahead. SDD any of us if you need to “talk”. Much love to you and your girls. It is hard to lose a husband and it is hard to lose a father.

  84. O'Howlers' Mom
    4:36 am on April 4th, 2014

    I could not sleep tonight. I kept tossing and turning. Something was making me want to get on this blog,but I tried to resist. I was afraid there was bad news from ML. Now here I sit in the dark, and my worst fears are realized. I am so so sorry, ML. It is so unfair how little time he had to fight this thing, and for you to come to terms about it. I wish I had more to offer, but all I have is love. P,ease feel my love, and Ray’s too.

  85. BSD & Masquers
    5:01 am on April 4th, 2014

    Dear Macy’s Mom, Angie & Niki: Sending our Love and Holding You Close in Our Hearts.
    Amen to SnowBella’s Prayer.

  86. bluecat
    5:41 am on April 4th, 2014

    Amen to the prayers for ML, Angie & Niki. You are in our hearts,
    always. We weep with you.

  87. Herd of Hounds
    6:56 am on April 4th, 2014

    Amen and amen.

  88. Barb & Maggie
    7:10 am on April 4th, 2014

    I am still in shock that everything happened so quickly with Rick’s illness. We join with others in expressing our sorrow for your loss. Praying for you, Angie and Niki to find peace and strength in the days ahead. Amen.

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