Guess what – we’re in the Porsche, Bernie at the wheel, me riding shotgun. Have I mentioned that this isn’t a fancy new Porsche but a real old one? Not the real old one from Dog On It – you know what happened to that – but the new real old one from Thereby Hangs A Tail. I like it just the same, although there have been glitches already. Glitches is a word Bernie has for when he has to pop the hood and go in there with the tools. The tow truck comes along pretty soon after that, every time.

But this isn’t about that. It’s about where we’re going: camping in the desert! We’ll be gone for a few days, back Thursday, Bernie says, whenever that is. I know Sunday on account of Elvis gospel, on the radio at this very moment. Do I love camping or what? We’ve got lots of supplies, including a chew strip I’m working on right now, beef-flavored from Rover and Co., perfection.

When we get back: Portia’s deal and a surprise from Bernie. But for now – zoom!


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9 Responses to “Zoom”

  1. Melanie
    5:22 am on August 30th, 2009

    Have a great time Chet and Bernie.

    Growing up we used to camp every August for a month. We had Barnabus a mutt. Every year my father was convinced that Barney would sit at his side by the campfire. Never happened. Soon as he was off lead, Barney was exploring. We saw a lot that way.

  2. Diane
    5:46 am on August 31st, 2009

    Can't you just picture Bernie and Chet sitting around the campfire? Grilling burgers and ruminating on aquifers. Bernie ruminates on aquifers while Chet savors the aroma of grilled burgers. A man worries about something over which he has no control while a dog appreciates the present moment.

    Dogs: a whole tribe of zen masters…

  3. B. Stover
    7:54 am on August 31st, 2009

    I really like that description for dogs: Zen masters. I like the candor of animals. Perhaps that's why they are much easier to understand than humans, and they're more interesting.

  4. Jenifer
    5:17 am on September 1st, 2009

    To pants or not to pants: is this a for-real camp trip where Bernie can get away with wearing Hawaiian pants or is it an investigation trip where Bernie would far rather not become a target? After all, Patagonias they ain't.

    I think Hawaiian hats, made like those wonderful hats that you wear instead of greasy gooey sunblock, would be just the ticket. And, matching Hawaiian dog collars.

    Um, Hawaiian scratch-n-sniff postcards, some with flowers scented with ginger flower fragrance, some with bacon for Chet and his pals. No martini scent though – ugh. But maybe martini glasses in the pix when "scratched" smell like a newly lit expensive Cuban cigar???

  5. Gus and Wally
    7:40 am on September 1st, 2009

    We be the two Jack Russell Terrier-ists who absolutely in a zen-like mode control Miss Jan's Home Farm for Long-ago Orphaned and Seriously Misbehaving Equines.

    In fact our FAVORITE expression is "you GO, Grasshoppa!"

  6. Diane
    6:57 am on September 2nd, 2009

    Jack Russell Terrrier-ists!!

    I love it.

  7. Donna Lea Simpson
    3:05 am on September 3rd, 2009

    Hi Chet,

    Check out a great review of Dog On It at Cozy Murder Mysteries! Have fun on your trip!

    Donna (A cat lover with a softness for dogs with personality)

  8. Rebecca Rice
    5:19 pm on September 3rd, 2009

    Hi Chet. Zoie got into the garbage today. Whatever she found in there must have been really good because she didn't finish her breakfast until almost lunch time.

  9. Bathroom scales Review
    7:43 pm on March 28th, 2011

    You will weigh the same. You will have to recalibrate the scale because of less air pressure (weight) and once you zero out the scale you will find you weigh the same. Astronauts are only weight less because they are falling. They are falling (the whole space craft is falling) at a rate where the round earth is curving out from under them so they never fall to earth. So you ask would you be weight less if you jumped off your roof? Yep, until you hit the ground. Take your scales and tie it to your feet and jump off the roof. It will read zero while you are falling.

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