Posts Tagged ‘Emily Litella’

Dogs Of A Night To Remember (Revised)


April 15th, 2012 Posted 9:14 am

“One hundred years ago today,” Spence says. “There were at least ten and possibly twelve dogs on board the Titanic. And it’s usually said that three survived. According to the curator of an exhibit at Widener University – “

“A Titanic name,” says Admin.

” – the three were two Pomeranians and a Pekinese named Sun Yat-Sen (owned by the Harpers of Harper and Row). But that doesn’t account for a Newfoundland named Rigel. See the contemporaneous clipping below from the New York Herald, April 21, 1912 (hat tip – Melanie; and also  belated happy birthday! And happy birthday to Rio!). But no mention of Rigel in the linked story! Kind of a puzzler. Maybe we can get to the bottom of this.”

“As it were.”

Note: It now appears that the Rigel story is pure legend of the feel-good kind. The link above is accurate – three dogs, all small, survived. Time to quote Emily Litella.


Friend of the … Oops!


February 28th, 2012 Posted 8:31 am

“Last day of the month,” Admin says. “Time to get your Friends of Chet photos uploaded so you’ll be – “

“Um,” says Spence, raising his hand.

” – eligible for the Friend of the Month contest. Winner’s picture is displayed over there on the right for a full – “

“Excuse me,” says Spence, “but – “

” – month, and the winner’s human companion gets a signed copy of the latest Chet and Bernie mystery, namely The Dog Who – “

“Admin?” Spence says. “Check the calendar.”

Admin checks the calendar. “To quote Emily Litella,” he says: “Never mind.”

Welcome Enola, Chet’s buddy, Amber the therapy dog.


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