To Fetch A Thief

Here’s the cover of To Fetch A Thief. What an adventure that was! I think. In front, that’s Bernie and me. In back is Peanut. Peanut: a piece of work, let me tell you.



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58 Responses to “To Fetch A Thief”

  1. Diane Brodson
    3:27 am on May 14th, 2010

    Great cover!

    And I just noticed that Dog On It showed up in one of my favorite catalogs: Isabella


  2. Melanie
    3:41 am on May 14th, 2010

    There are those mismatched ears!! So handsome Chet!

    CAN NOT WAIT! But i will.

    Wolfie, not only would 00Wookie be upset, Bess is NOT amused.

  3. Melanie
    3:43 am on May 14th, 2010

    Whoops, I need to have a brain. I don't know about your thoughts Wolfie, but I think someone on the "other" side had your secret code. The T-FAT cover just shows up??

    I don't think so . . .

  4. Melanie
    3:44 am on May 14th, 2010

    Jeeze, I also forgot that I received an email from Amazon and it had the cover of REALITY CHECK on it with some of the other Edgar Winners.

  5. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:10 am on May 14th, 2010

    Well. It appears that the virtual dog collar camera that I sent Audrey worked. (Good girl!) I didn't think it would. I was just messing around in cyber space and well, you know how that is. I just hope that Mom doesn't notice the $143,763.23 charge to her Visa!

    Blame it on retail therapy….I was upset because Sam didn't want to be my valentine anymore. Take that, Jack from doggie day care!

    But I don't want to upset our Pack, so I'll be good from now on!

    Because Wolfie is a Good dog!!

  6. Wolfie Wigglebutt
    4:14 am on May 14th, 2010


    (I have a confession. When Chet said that his ears don't match, I thought he was refering to the shape. Silly me!)

    What a handsome guy! And I can't wait to meet Peanut!

    Thanks, Spence, for sharing!

  7. B. Stover
    4:15 am on May 14th, 2010

    I love your ears Chet! The cover is striking.

  8. Riö - The Evil
    5:08 am on May 14th, 2010

    Striking!… That’s the word!… snort! …. Although, didn’t a tip of one of Chet’s ears get blown off in Dog On It?… grunt!… Maybe I am remembering wrong… cough!

  9. B. Stover
    5:40 am on May 14th, 2010

    Gulagov sliced off the tip of Chet's ear with a razor in DOI (303-4). Probably just a small bit that can't be seen at a distance.

    Albie helped Bernie find Gulagov.

  10. Riö - The Evil
    5:49 am on May 14th, 2010

    Razor!… hmmm. I don’t remember that part… snort!… Although, I had my eyes closed throughout the whole Gulaguv ordeal… shudder! …Didn’t they go to see Albie after the knife expert told them it was Russian made?… grunt!… Was it the knife guy who told Bernie about Albie?… mmmm

  11. Bluecat
    5:54 am on May 14th, 2010

    Brilliant cover art! Thank you for sharing. Have a good weekend, everybody, especially you, Chet.

  12. B. Stover
    6:15 am on May 14th, 2010

    Nixon Panero who owns a auto-body shop told Bernie about Albie. Bernie buys the "new" Prosche from Nixon.

  13. Riö - The Evil
    6:28 am on May 14th, 2010

    OH! … That’s right!… snort!… I remember Spike the Rottweiler and the gob of chew on the ground… “Not this time amigo.”… Heh!

  14. Siberian Husky
    7:00 am on May 14th, 2010

    That's him, that's my hero Chet, looking just like I imagined he would look. Love the mismatched ears. Mom and I will continue looking for a dog with one white ear and one black ear. A few border collies seem to be trying to get the mismatched ear thing going.

    I told you guys awhile back that Chet's ears were shaped just like mine.

    We are looking forward to meeting Peanut in the book. If Chet says that Peanut is a piece of work, we can only imagine.

    That is also our idea of what the back of Bernie's head should look like.

    Mom could get some hair color and do my ears like Chet's. That might look ever so cool.

  15. Jasper the Poodle
    7:14 am on May 14th, 2010


  16. Riö - The Evil
    7:35 am on May 14th, 2010

    BP!… So now the big plan is to plug the jagged pipe that is leaking with another smaller pipe…. snarl!… If this doesn’t work they have another brilliant plan to start shooting junk, like pieces of tires, golf balls, and knotted rope into the blowout preventer to try and plug the holes….growl!… I didn’t realize the Three Stooges owned BP… crap!… Four million gallons so far have spewed into the ocean… grump!

  17. Rose
    7:36 am on May 14th, 2010

    Chet, you handsome dog! Nice cover!

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  19. Siberian Husky
    7:54 am on May 14th, 2010

    BP is now taking suggestions from the public as to how to stop the gushing oil. It is not leaking, it is gushing. I'm sure you have all seen the video from the ocean floor by now. It's shocking. Scientists are saying that the amount of oil is much more than what BP is admitting. That figures.

  20. Riö - The Evil
    8:02 am on May 14th, 2010

    This morning on one of those shows they were interviewing the CEO of BP…. Snort!… The gal interviewing him asked if he wanted to Apologise….growl!… He talked a blue streak but never once said, “Sorry”… grunt!… I really wanted to bite him bad.

  21. ÄbbietheKitty
    8:21 am on May 14th, 2010

    Great Cover Chet!

    ~~Hey I just spelled Chet wrong and thought.

    Hmmmm Chet's Chatters. Only I don't know if we have to put an apostrophe in the Chatters… BStover? Anyone?

    That is who we could be. Any thoughts on that name? Or did we decide we didn't need any names? That is really not a 'mission' type of name though.

    Any way love the cover art! Good Work on that.

    [img ] abbie in a box.jpg[/img]

    I have always liked different colored ears too. Mine are black and brown. However, only the tip on mine is brown. Not like Chet!


  22. ÄbbietheKitty
    8:27 am on May 14th, 2010

    So I am thinking. Looks like there is a bit of Border Collie in Chet the Dog. Probably in the ears.

    Heh heh heh

    Alice Johnson

  23. Riö - The Evil
    8:36 am on May 14th, 2010

    AbbieTheKat!…. That box is way too small for you!…. snicker!

    Cover Art!… Whoever created it for Spencer did a remarkable job!… snort!… I can’t wait to have it in my paws!… grunt!

  24. B. Stover
    9:39 am on May 14th, 2010

    You'd need the apostrophe in Chet (Chet's) and you probably mean Chatterers (the noun) and…I don't like it. Sorry.

  25. Riö - The Evil
    9:56 am on May 14th, 2010

    Alice Johnson!… He could be part Queensland Heeler too…. Snort!… Those guys have a variety of coloring… wheeze!

    [img ][/img]

  26. Sam
    10:18 am on May 14th, 2010

    AbbieThatKat, what beautiful ears you have! And you do too fit in that box. You fit perfectly.

  27. Lexi
    10:35 am on May 14th, 2010

    Hey! Nice cover! Haha. Chet, you got funny ears. No offense, though. Ha. Oh, and Rio. I asked Megan-took a while there-and she said that she knows nothing about computers, really, Just only about phones and texting and such. KNEW IT. She can't do anything, really.

    The cover is really cool, still, and thanks for showing that to us, Chet!!! When is the pub. date, again???

  28. Riö - The Evil
    10:38 am on May 14th, 2010

    Sam!… AbbieTheKat is in that box so tight they will need WD-40 to get her out… heh!

    Lil Lexi!…. Well it was worth a shot!… snort!… Thanks for asking her anyway.

    Hey!… Harley Jo is out on Friends of Chet!…. snort!… He is the Red Setter that had our copy of THAT for months and months….grunt!… Now someone else has taken it from us….sigh.

  29. B. Stover
    10:43 am on May 14th, 2010

    How about Chet's Crew.

  30. B. Stover
    10:55 am on May 14th, 2010

    How about Chet's Dudes Down Below, or Chet's Dudes for short.

  31. Riö - The Evil
    11:09 am on May 14th, 2010

    Heh!…Barking Bad….

  32. Riö - The Evil
    11:10 am on May 14th, 2010

    Hey!…. Even my favorite show starts with “B’s”…. heh!

  33. Riö - The Evil
    11:24 am on May 14th, 2010

    Poodle!…. I wonder where Molly is today….. snort!… I need to tell her something…..cough!

  34. Rose
    11:29 am on May 14th, 2010

    Just noticed this is the first cover to show Chet's white ear. Will we ever see more of Bernie on a cover???

  35. B. Stover
    11:31 am on May 14th, 2010

    "Barking" is being used as an adjective to modify "bad," another adjective. What is the noun?

  36. Mollypop
    11:35 am on May 14th, 2010

    Rio – wassup?

  37. Lexi
    11:36 am on May 14th, 2010

    Rose, that's a great question. We haven't really seen Bernie's face at all. I've tried to mentally picture it, but, bacon keeps coming up……

  38. Riö - The Evil
    11:54 am on May 14th, 2010

    Bernie!… From the back he looks kind of familiar to me… snort!

    Molly!… I wanted to thank you for your nice comment yesterday afternoon…. Snort!… I got distracted and realized I did not reply back to you…. Grunt!… If we ever do get Avatars, I hope we can choose which photo we want displayed… wheeze!

  39. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:56 am on May 14th, 2010

    Okay, guys, I think we need to get back to business here.

    We still don't know what Foster wants from Bernie! Any ideas, Spence?

  40. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:57 am on May 14th, 2010

    You know, lots of us have bling but Chet is blingless! I wonder if he minds?

    Maybe not. He's hot on a case right now.

  41. Wölfie Wigglebu
    11:59 am on May 14th, 2010


    Did anyone else read that somebody (President? CEO? I forget)

    described the oil fiasco as a "little tiny spill"

    What's up with that?


    Or, as Rio would say, CRAP!

  42. Riö - The Evil
    12:00 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Lexi!… ha!… good one!…snort!

  43. Wölfie Wigglebu
    12:02 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Ummmm….that somebody is a bigwig at BP. I forgot that part.

    It's easy to forget things when millions of gallons of oil is gushing out of the earth's crust. Makes me want to snap my sharp teeth at lots of human fools.

    That's why they should put dogs in charge. We would never be able to figure out how to drill oil in the first place, much less spill it!

  44. Lexi
    12:31 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Talk about a lot of oil, eh!? That…guy said that at least 5,000 gallons of oil is produced everyday into the Gulf, but, really 70,000 gallons of oil is. And…that guy said that he 'underestimated'. How do you mess that up I ask you!?

    That's right! Dogs SHOULD be in charge! Sugar rush!!!! I say we start a riot! And we never end until President Obama puts us in charge! We could bite him and everything! Chet could come and bite him on the pant leg! Sugar rush!!!!!


  45. Riö - The Evil
    12:51 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Uh oh!… Lexi must have got into Megan’s candy dish again….heh!

    BP!… Lies and more lies and now the blame game…. Snort!… No one wants to be stuck with the big bill at the end of it all, If it ever ends that is… wheeze!… It is definitely the end for 11 men and a whole lot of other creatures… gasp!

  46. Melanie
    1:18 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Riö, great picture. Showed it to Bess and she wagged her tail. Also, Abbie wouldn't need WD 40, think R.A. Heinlein's "The Cat Who Walks Through Walls." I can see Abbie and Alice plus all the kats on this blog acting like Pixel. Very good for missions.

    B Stöver, Back a few postings (May 9th) Spencer talks about those of us "down below." I like the way you have incorporated it. Chet's Dudes Down Below.

    Finally has turned nice here today. For awhile the whole human and canine Pack was sacked out as a low came through.

    Now Horizon what's their name is trying to limit the monetary amount they will have to pay, by going to the Texas courts. Texas? Why Texas?

    If the wind and sea current changes Texas could also be affected.

  47. Lexi
    2:27 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Ooohhhh…Megan has…strange candy….

    I feel drunk. Rio, you have been here many times, now haven't you? How do I get un-drunk?

    Oh, and Rio? When's our next mission? I'm all hyper and loopy and excited and…..and….zzzzzzzz

  48. Riö - The Evil
    3:40 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Lexi!… Usually I just sleep it off in the bathtub! … snort!…. And that’s only after a real big party! … heh!… What a strange question, “When’s our next mission?”….sniff!… I definitely got the impression you did not enjoy the last one very much! … grunt!… You hardly mentioned it at all…cough!

  49. Riö - The Evil
    4:05 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Stover!…Alan Cummings was on The Good Wife recently… snort!… If you have On Demand, you can check out his outstanding English accent in the latest episode!… gruff!… He is on very early in the show, so if you don’t have to watch the whole thing if you don’t want to!… heh!

    Oh!.. .He just showed up again much later in the show!… snort!…My friend is totally falling for this little Scottish actor!…woooo!

  50. B. Stover
    4:22 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Thanks Rio. I do have On Demand and I'll watch it.

  51. Riö - The Evil
    4:39 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Stover!… How is your free time off going?… snort!… Are you having any fun or just working on the house?… grunt!… We know a lot about working on the house… sniff!…Our house is old but quaint I guess… wheeze!… It is very needy.

  52. Gus & BooBear
    4:41 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Love the cover art! Can't wait to get the book. We know he's older that Bernie, but we keep thinking Bernie looks like Tom Selleck…who also has a very handsome "good ole boy" look. Just a thought.

    Loved the pic of Bess yesterday. Rio, you lucky dog! 00Wookie has a real looker in Audrey, too.

  53. Riö - The Evil
    4:56 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Puss N’ Boots!…. We Agents get all the glamorous girls!… snort!… It’s the ‘007’ Rule!…heh!.. Bess just warms my heart!… sigh!.. The way she likes to watch TV is amazing to me!… sniff!… She even likes Baseball and Beer!…grunt!… What more can a guy ask for, really?…sigh!… And she wags her tail when she sees my photo!… eeeee

  54. ÄbbietheKitty
    6:13 pm on May 14th, 2010
  55. Riö - The Evil
    6:19 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Heh!…AbbieTheKat!…You are amazing!… snort!… I had a whole other post ready to post and you postponed it!…heh!

  56. ÄbbietheKitty
    6:34 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Dear Rio,

    Don't leave us hanging. We are always ready for a good tale.


  57. Riö - The Evil
    6:35 pm on May 14th, 2010

    Perfect! … Ending to my day!… Hey!…Can’t wait till tomorrow!.. heh…Although someone has a lot of things to do… but I am free! .hee!

    God Bless all you creatures!… pug nips!

  58. ÄbbietheKitty
    6:45 pm on May 14th, 2010

    And tail wags back at'cha.

    Nighty night everyone.


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