To Fetch A Thief

That’s the title of book 3, just decided yesterday. To Fetch A Thief, I mean. That’s the title. How did we get there? Don’t ask me.

Bernie says there’s been lots of ice talk down below. “Tell them that all we know about ice is that the rubber ice tray – the thing that goes in the freezer – was invented by Lloyd Copeman. He was the grandfather of Linda Ronstadt, which is how I found out about him. Remember those Mexican songs, Chet?”

Of course I did! We listened to them all the time when we were chasing down this perp named Zutty Yepremium. Love those Mexican songs!

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57 Responses to “To Fetch A Thief”

  1. B. Stover
    4:28 am on February 27th, 2010

    I like the title.

  2. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:41 am on February 27th, 2010

    Stover!…that doesn’t mean anything!…snort!…you liked that other crappy name too!…

    Chet!… This name Rocks!…Snort!…just like Bourbon on the Rocks!… or Breaking Rocks!….heh!

  3. dawson
    4:48 am on February 27th, 2010

    Wow.

    A fetching title. Love Linda Ronstadt. Neutral on ice cube trays.

    Only managed to get Chapter Five read to Lonnie and Gord before crap happened (so to speak). Lonnie (and me) shaking with laughter, Gord not quite sure he should be enjoying this. Today we have 12 hours together so, with luck, we'll get lots more chapters read.

  4. Rio - The Evil Pug
    5:34 am on February 27th, 2010

    Dawson!…how are you Zippy!?…[that’s your new name by the way]… Snort!

    Stover!…check back here later if you can… Grunt!… I’m off to the bookstore for a little R&R…mmmm!… may have some ideas to bounce off of you when I get back!… Snort!

    Guys!… Check out the Pug from yesterdays responses!… Snort!…I wonder who that is??….Is it Boo or Petey or maybe someone else….Grunt!… hope they come back…heh!

  5. AbbietheKitty
    5:51 am on February 27th, 2010

    Hey everyone.

    I will be happy to fetch that book from the store. Lot of layers in that title. I like a title with depth. It recalls Cary Grant…Yum. It makes you think of a great game to play with your dog. Yay. And because of all that it makes you smile. And it is shorter than the previous contender which is all to the good.

    We wouldn't want Chet to forget it.

    The third thing is you can abbreviate it T-FAT which I also enjoy. I liked the way we called #2 THAT. Made me think I was 'in' with a little clique of knowledgeable people. Which I am although this 'little' group is growing every day! Lots of posts yesterday.

    I wonder what the top number of posts is? Hey Admin, do you know?

    It is also good to hear that Lonnie and Gord are laughing. Laughter is good for you Gord. GO FOR IT!

    Speaking of laughing, Rio makes me laugh. He keeps inventing such amazing adventures for Alice Johnson that she is running out of pictures. However here is a new one for you Rio. Maybe it will jump start a new conversation. And we wouldn't want Cosmo to feel like he is the only one forced into cute clothes.

    Alice looks a little grumpy I think.

    [img ]http://www.chetthedog.com/wp-content/uploads/1267285859-Boo.jpg[/img]

  6. B. Stover
    5:52 am on February 27th, 2010

    Rio: The previous title was not "crappy," although there was a problem with it in relation to the actual meaning in the original…Hamlet. However, no one is interested in that.

    I will check back later to get your input after your reading session.

    Both dogs in the pictures from yesterday are beautiful. I wonder why the pictures and message weren't there yesterday.

  7. AbbietheKitty
    5:57 am on February 27th, 2010

    Hey Rio!

    Staff is on her way to the bookstore tomorrow too! She has a list of books, three of which are "P.A." books. She wants to check out the 'new Nancy Drew', named Ingrid.

    Gotta keep up with the competition.

    Heh heh heh

    And I hate that picture.

    Alice Johnson

    PS Hello Zippy!

  8. B. Stover
    5:58 am on February 27th, 2010

    LOL!! Abbiethekitty, I like the abbreviation. Also, I don't think Alice needs a sweater over her beautiful fur.

  9. Melanie
    6:02 am on February 27th, 2010

    Love it. To Fetch a Thief. . . T-FAT.

    Doesn't this mean they can start the publishing NOW???

    Loved the stuff on the Kindle. Have to start thinking about getting one, right after I save up money for the struggling actor son's suit.

    Turns out he's gluten intolerant, and when he went off wheat and stuff, he lost over sixty pounds. Anybody out there need a larger size suit and tux? What about our burley admin?

    Rio! I'll check back later so you don't feel lonely. I have some work to do. Can't remember what it is. I'm going to wander around the house and see if I left the thought somewhere else in the house.

  10. Chester the dog
    6:05 am on February 27th, 2010

    Great title… can we get the book right now… you know how I like things right now…. hate to wait

  11. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:14 am on February 27th, 2010

    Hey!… Alice has Boo’s sweater on!… THIEF!!… we will be on your fluffy fake tail soon Alice!…heh!

    I know!… I’m still HERE!….Grunt!….it’s like pulling teeth to get my guys on the move today!…Snort!…

    A-Kat!…have your staff pick up “The Tutor” on their shopping spree!… Snort!… we can’t put it down!…Damn!… up till midnight reading it….Snort!…not finished yet though… That Mr. Abraham’s is one amazing author…mmmm!

  12. Lexi
    6:40 am on February 27th, 2010

    I love the name, Chet! Whens it coming out, Chet?

  13. Chet The Dog
    6:46 am on February 27th, 2010

    The pub date question – Bernie said that would come up. Then he said some more but it got so complicated, and besides at the time we were out walking in the canyon, and certain smells were in the air.

  14. Gus & BooBear
    6:48 am on February 27th, 2010

    Great tile and we LOVE the tag name "T-FAT". And it's super neat to be in the "inside" of all this and already know the short name. Won't the people who don't blog this be envious!!

    Thanks, Rio for the recommendation of "The Tutor". We've been looking at PA's list of books and didn't know where to start. Perhaps we'll start there or with Nerve Damage. Others have posted that it's good too.

    Final thought on last nights race….Apolo go robbed of the silver. The Canadian did the same to the SouthKorean (they showed that in replay) but he didn't get DQ'ed!! Apolo did have grace when he was intervieed, however….just stated his opinion but didn't throw any tantrums! He's a class act!!

  15. Gus & BooBear
    6:49 am on February 27th, 2010

    Sorry, guys…guess we can't spell very well on Saturdays!

  16. AbbietheKitty
    7:01 am on February 27th, 2010

    http://stevebass.posterous.com/dinner-for-one-25

    Ok so the staff's hubby gets an email column from this computer guy, steve bass, and he sent this video of a yellow lab having lunch which caused the aforesaid hubby to fall off his chair laughing.

    Anybody who liked to watch 'Whose Line is it Anyway?' will recognize the technique. Never saw it done with a dog before.

    Abbie

  17. Siberian Husky
    7:04 am on February 27th, 2010

    I like the title To Fetch a Thief best of all. It's rhythm matches that of the titles of the first two book, if that makes sense.

    Alice was looking her very best when she was a Samoyed-just kidding

    I am saving some of PA's books to read until after the Olympics. I am going to have Olpmpic withdrawal and a really good book is the best cure.

    Rio: Keep your paws crossed that the US wins the Gold in bobsled. That would be so cool. It would kinda make up for the fact that we could't be there.

  18. Siberian Husky
    7:12 am on February 27th, 2010

    umm-that would be "books" up there. I can't type on Saturdays

  19. Siberian Husky
    7:15 am on February 27th, 2010

    That's a funny video Abby. Thanks!

  20. Mollypop
    7:44 am on February 27th, 2010

    Rio – Mom was wondering what to read next, so The Tutor might be it. It's so easy on the Kindle.

    When Mom ordered Nerve Damage, it flew past me when I wasn't looking, and she polished it off in no time. She also has over 80 books on her thingy that she got for free. A couple of cookbooks too. It seems some authors (now listen to this Spence) give their books for free on that thingy for the first few days after they're released. That boosts the sale numbers right away and Mom watches for this every day.

    SPENCE – is this a good idea or what?

  21. B. Stover
    7:47 am on February 27th, 2010

    Diane, Mollypop, and Bernie: I asked a friend of mine who teaches physics why water freezes from the top to bottom. Here is his answer:

    Water in liquid form is most dense at about 4 degrees C above freezing – water cooler than that is less dense, so it rises above the non-frozen 4 degree water .. and then turns to ice on the top of the lake .. thus, lakes freeze from the top down because water is a little more dense just before freezing than after freezing. This is a relatively rare property in a liquid, and a fortunate one for the fish in the lake!

  22. Mollypop
    7:59 am on February 27th, 2010

    B. Stover – That 4 C. = 39.2 F. I just tell people around 39 degrees. What I didn't say yesterday was that with a small body of water like the koi pond, the water can 'flip' many times in the fall before the inversion stays put for the winter. As the temperature vascillates around that 39 degree mark, one day fish are at the top of the water, the next day the fish are at the bottom, again and again for maybe a week or so. It's fun to watch.

  23. Mollypop
    9:13 am on February 27th, 2010

    Sorry. Science talk seems to have put everyone to sleep!

  24. Mollypop
    10:52 am on February 27th, 2010

    Me too. Zzzzzzz.

  25. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:25 am on February 27th, 2010

    Ruff!… It’s interesting that we are talking about water again… Snort!…there is a pond in the story I am reading…snort!…and it freezes – and then interesting and maybe even a little spooky type things happen…Grunt!…but that’s just the tip of the iceburg!…mmmmm!

  26. Rio - The Evil Pug
    11:29 am on February 27th, 2010

    Unexpectedly!….another water related story!…Snort!… they are waiting for tsunami waves to hit Hawaii any minute now!… Golly!… apparently theres been another earthquake somewhere…gulp!

  27. Lexi
    12:12 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Help! Im going to suffocate! Mommy just came home with treats the size of my head! I almost suffocated eating one! Help!

  28. Rio - The Evil Pug
    12:23 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Wow!… I’ve been out of the “news” loop today…geeze!…its like everyone is just waiting for the catastrophe to happen…snort!…right on prime time news….scary!

  29. B. Stover
    12:42 pm on February 27th, 2010

    An eight point something earthquake in Chile. Wonder what kind of treat Lexi has. An opossum is in my garden. He must be really hungry because they usually wait until after dark. I want to feed him but….

  30. Siberian Husky
    12:42 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Lexi: Those treats must be made for big guys like me and Chet. Send them to us.

  31. Lexi
    12:49 pm on February 27th, 2010

    My throat hurts… I dislike those treats. S.H., whats your address? You can keep those treats. (Cough) Ow, my throat…….

  32. Barb & Maggie
    12:56 pm on February 27th, 2010

    My mom must be on the same page with a bunch of you guys. She just ordered The Tutor and Nerve Damage today. And I love the idea of T-FAT. That is much beter than To Bark Perhance to Bite – that would be TBPTB, which isn't catchy at all.

  33. Rio - The Evil Pug
    1:09 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Stover!…Our perp in question was only shooting at Chet!…snort!…hadn’t realized that till today (Check page 306 – 307)…snuff…earlier, he (Chet), was the one who saw the perp pull up to their house….Motive! (page 24).

    Timing!… this can only be explained this way… and this is just MY assumption only:

    We miss most of the entire conversation between Bernie and Adelina Borghese (spelling of name from memory here!)…Gruff!… Bernie was to meet the plane.. we don’t know where the plane is flying in from and most importantly how far away it is coming from. Chet was not paying attention… heh!

    After this, the shooting in the desert occurs…Gulp!…Bernie spends time trying to track down who might have done it… snort! .. Entertaining and distracting at the same time…love it!

    The only explanation then is that there is a Private Plane involved, and the perp was able to speed away to where the plane was….snort!

    So?? … what do you think and…snuff!…can you find out if there was a private plane…Snort!?… I ran out of time…Damn!

  34. Rio - The Evil Pug
    1:15 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Snort!… this is hard to disguss without giving stuff away… damn.. SORRY! EVERYONE!… my bad…snuffle…

  35. AbbietheKitty
    1:16 pm on February 27th, 2010

    I wonder how Zippy and Lonnie and Gord are getting along on Dog On It? Maybe up to chapter 8?

    I thought about a Kindle, but I really like to reread my books and I heard that they don't stay downloaded forever. Seems they have a shelf life.

    I want a book that I can put on my shelf and dust (rarely) and then every few years or so read again. I like to open them up and break them in right (taught me by my 8th grade teacher) and lean them up against something and read while eating.

    I want a BOOK! with end papers and a cover with a nice design and a picture of the author on the back and a list of other books I can get by the same guy.

    I Want A BOOK!

    Not a plastic window.

    Staff, (who doesn't mind letting people know how she feels about books.)

  36. Rio - The Evil Pug
    1:24 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Damn Right!… I've decided I like books better too!…Fart!… too many freakin' gadgets around these days!…

    { A-Kat, do you think I gave away to much stuff up top in my post? ]… really worried about that…snuffle…damn.

  37. Mollypop
    1:39 pm on February 27th, 2010

    AbbietheKitty Staff – The shelf life on Kindle books is forever. I can add my book marks and notes and even load it back up to Amazon for storage. When I want it back the bookmarks and notes are intact.

    After dinner I'm going to reread some important parts of the Edgar Sawtelle book that I read last summer.

    My Kindle has a Cole Haan heavy leather cover like a man's leather jacket. Great feel while I'm reading.

    I travel between two houses and have all my books with me. I walk through whichever town I'm in to the coffee shop and read. This so suits my life style but clearly is not for everyone.

    The MollPop's Mom

  38. Rio - The Evil Pug
    2:07 pm on February 27th, 2010

    So!…getting back to Chet’s initial post and the Brand New Name for book 3!… Snort!… I am so happy Spence changed the name… Whew!… close call there!…Grunt!… I really did not think that first name was about Chet… nonono!… this new name is Simple, to the Point and Plays off a well known and Beloved movie!… Absolutely Perfect!…

    [ “Wookie come in”….kkkksshshshs … “come in Wookie”…kkkksscccc… “Wookie the Mind Control Devise Worked!… The name has been changed…Repeat!… the Name has been changed! …. The ‘Change Name’ mission has been accomplished…. Come home Son!…. I have a Great big Medal for you!… you have saved the day again Pal” ]

  39. B. Stover
    2:14 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Rio: I think that it was a private plane though it isn't really indicated. It lands with a bounce. The limo drives right up to the plane and Princess and Nance are the only ones who come out. I thought the plane was coming from NY since they have an apartment there.(If she had been at the ranch, why did Princess have to come by plane? And the threatening letter had come to their Manhattan apt. "last week.")

    As far as timing…it seems to me that all of that takes place the same day: the visit by Adelina (who does indicate that she will let her husband know…page 23); Chet and Bernie have a late breakfast and then go for a walk in the desert where the shooting occurs; they get the rifle from the safe and go see Victor Prole–with the prognathous jaw…love that; and from there they go to pick up Princess who "touches down in twenty minutes" (page 39).

    The motorcycle pulls up in front of the house after Adelina apparently told her husband but why is that motive to shoot at Chet? Nance may have been told that Chet and Bernie were being hired to protect Princess but why is that motive? And, of course, isn't Nance with Princess in…..NY and thus can't be on the motorcycle or in the desert?

  40. B. Stover
    2:21 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Abbie's staff: Things on the Kindle are there until the owner deletes them. You may be thinking of the legal glitch that occurred several months ago when Amazon removed several titles from Kindles. I don't remember details and there was an uproar.

    I prefer books also but taking the Kindle while traveling short or long distances is extremely convenient…and light weight.

  41. Rio - The Evil Pug
    2:41 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Stover!… I don’t have the book in front of me now!… damn!… but I think Princess was at the Ranch “that day”.. (‘last week’ was a long time ago in rich folks worlds)… snort!… there are ultra rich people who order limos to take them a few mere blocks to a party…grunt!.. it is all status related. …Snort!… so the short flight isn’t hard to imagine…Snuff!…especially after Colonel Bob takes Bernie and Chet on a flight in the Copter for just a 20 minute ride…

    Yes!… it all did take place in a span of one day!!… But, I still do not get the whole New York connection with the perp like you have… and this will have to wait till I GET MY BOOK BACK!….Grump!

    Motive!…the perp knows dogs, sees the intelligence in Chet’s eyes… perhaps?? … Grunt!… And more importantly, knows they will eventually “meet”…[snicker]… Chet tends to Bark! Bark! Bark!…always getting Bernie’s attention when he recognizes something or someone!….Perp’s Motive in my mind… till I can further explore your NY connection.

    Fun times Stover!… Sloppy Kiss????… maybe not..

  42. B. Stover
    2:52 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Rio: Bernie calls it "a long flight" (page 47). Yes that is an interesting motive. Also, Chet smelled marijuana in the desert and on her. I suppose it just irritates me when I can't figure something out.

    Let's see….how "sloppy" are pug kisses? Have fun watching the olympics.

  43. Rio - The Evil Pug
    3:08 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Stover!… I think that Spence should take a few lessons from his alter ego and add a tad more detail into the story line…uh huh!… that’s right, that’s what I said…Snort!… or else readers like you and I will go freakin’ crazy trying to fill in the gaps!… Grunt!

    BIG SLOPPY KISS for Stover… for many reasons!!! Mmmmmmm!

  44. Rio - The Evil Pug
    4:44 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Siber-H!…and anyone else interested!…Snort!..I am so waiting for the Bobsledding finals!… Wheese!… Its gonna happen guys.. I can feel it….No! Doubt!… the best team we have ever had!… Grunt!…oooer… I’m even getting a bowl of beer tonight!… wooooooooo!

  45. Wookie of Chevy Chas
    5:45 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Hey Rio. I told you we would be successful — I think it was the mustache. Now we just need to help Chet remember the pub date for T-FAT. And wooooo!!! We won the bobsled, just like you predicted! Loud cheers here in Chevy Chase (and Shelby, Nebraska too!). All we need to do is win that hockey thing tomorrow and all will be right with the world. If you got the beer, I've got the pretzels. Time to celebrate. PFC Wookie

  46. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:05 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Wookie!!….I love you guy!… But right now I HateYou!….I have not seen the Bobsledding finals yet.. I am in the Wild Wild West Pal… give me a break!… I go to SUCH great lengths to make this Olympics a “surprise” and my own Agent BLOWS it for me…(but since it's good news i love you even more!)

    Well! … Nothing can compare to the feat You and all the Agents on my team may have contributed to … THE NAME CHANGE…. Very big… Spence has no idea how BIG this will be for him…snort!… It is a very good thing…

  47. Rio - The Evil Pug
    6:17 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Wookie!…after all the fun an Games (which we love!)…

    Snort!… we need to get down to business and deal with that terrifying Admin…shudder…He has the Pub date in his brief case…BURP!.. Beer! I love it!…

  48. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:29 pm on February 27th, 2010

    Side note to Spence: Excitement over a Good Name! One that guys can remember and relate to (with their best pals) makes a big difference….snort!

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