Posts Tagged ‘Dog On It’

Thanksgiving …

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November 25th, 2020 Posted 8:00 am

… comes up from time to time in the Chet and Bernie series. Here, from Dog On It, is one of the earliest references:

Albie Rose lived in the biggest house I’d ever seen, more like a palace, surrounded by high walls. A guy with big shoulders and a gun on his hip led us across vast green lawns to a huge swimming pool. On a deck chair by the pool lay a fat old man in a tiny bathing suit. His skin was oiled and deeply tanned, just about the color and texture of a turkey Leda had left too long in the oven one Thanksgiving. I tried not to look.

 

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Q&A (More)

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November 19th, 2020 Posted 7:38 am

And now back to reader questions from Saturday. Carole Merrille writes: ‘How, when, & where (if you remember) did you come up with the phrase “The Nation Within”? I absolutely love that phrase & think it should be common, so common that everyone in every language uses it & all know what it means.’

Answer: The nation within the nation is how Bernie (the human detective in the canine-narrated Chet and Bernie series) describes the dog population of our country. The idea first comes up in Dog On It (first in the series, although they can be read in any order) in chapter 12: “That was one of Bernie’s ideas – we were a nation inside of a nation.” The phrase “the nation within” first appears in chapter 5 of book 2, Thereby Hangs A Tail. And now, Carole, for the disappointing part – it just popped into my head as I was typing away. But I suppose the knowledge that the US dog population was between 70 and 80 million was in the background somewhere.

 

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A Review of Dog On It …

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April 21st, 2020 Posted 8:06 am

… somewhat after pub date but very nice to see!

https://bookinwithsunny.com/dog-on-it/

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No More Gloom and Doom For Us

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March 20th, 2020 Posted 11:31 am

Had a lovely bike ride this morning. Fresh air! Here’s Chet on that very subject from Dog On It, first in the Chet and Bernie series.

Fresh air, not too hot, lots of sunshine: this wasn’t too bad. My tail was up, alert, wagging just a bit. All in all, I was feeling pretty good, and if I did have any worries I couldn’t think what they were at the moment.

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