Chetspeak on Sunday

Continuing in our beginnings series, here’s SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY:

Home at last! We’d been away so long, first in swampy country, then in a big city – maybe called Foggy Bottom – that confused me from the get-go. Is there time to mention the air in both those places before we really get started? Soggy and heavy: that sums it up.

Where were we? Was it possibly … home? Yes! Home! Home at last! Our home – mine and Bernie’s – is on Mesquite Road. Mesquite Road’s in the Valley. Quite recently I might have heard that the Valley’s in Arizona, but don’t count on that. What matters is that right now I was inhaling a nice big noseful of Valley air. Light and dry, with a hint of greasewood and just plain grease: perfect. I felt tip top. Bernie opened our door, kicked aside a huge pile of mail, and we went in.

“Ah,” said Bernie, dropping our duffel bag on the floor. I did the first thing that came to mind – just about always my M.O. – which in this case meant sniffing my way from room to room, zigzagging back and forth, nose to the floor. Front hall, our bedroom, Charlie’s bedroom – mattress bare on account of Charlie not being around much since the divorce – office, with the circus-elephant-pattern rug, where I actually picked up a faint whiff of elephant, even though no elephant had ever been in the office. I’d had some experience with elephants, specifically an elephant name of Peanut, no time to go into that now. The point was: somehow I was smelling elephants in the office. Had to mean I was on a roll. Chet the Jet!


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18 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    8:58 am on November 19th, 2017

    YES! Chetspeak, Egg Day great beginnings.
    Have a super Sunday.

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    9:37 am on November 19th, 2017


    Good morning, HOH!

    I love Chetspeak! The circus-elephant-pattern rug is making me laugh!

    A very windy day here in this neck of the woods.

    C.Hobbitz: Safe travels to you! I am sure Sadie, Mr. Big, Denali and all the foster kitties will be very glad to see you!

    RIO! Please check your SDD when able.

    A good day to all!

  3. B.Stover
    10:53 am on November 19th, 2017

    Chet is making me laugh. (Why does he smell elephant on the carpet? I don’t remember if that’s a clue.)

    Good morning all.

  4. BearSpiritDog
    11:57 am on November 19th, 2017

    Good Morning to the Hounds, Wose, B, Everyone, AND Chet the Jet!

  5. BearSpiritDog
    12:40 pm on November 19th, 2017

    Sadly, My Morning is Your Afternoon.

  6. Herd of Hounds
    12:44 pm on November 19th, 2017

    HRH B we think it is because Chet remembers all the smells that Bernie gives him and he resents it if it Bernie gives him the smell again . So therefore… He remembers Peanut’s smell.

  7. Rio - The Evil Pug
    1:25 pm on November 19th, 2017

    Rose!…Checked and responded!…snort!

  8. Wose-The Small and Meek
    4:07 pm on November 19th, 2017

    Just got back from Starbucks and Scrabble. Grizz won again!

    RIO! Thanks!

  9. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:21 pm on November 19th, 2017

    Gasp!….This post is for Beau. The Broncos are behind by 3 in the last 3 minutes of the 4th quarter…yeeep!…If they lose they will not have a chance at the play-offs…sniff!…Beau would be so disappointed if this happens….moan!…And they are playing the Bengals who have not won a game in Denver for Dawg years and years….grump!

  10. Rio - The Evil Pug
    7:23 pm on November 19th, 2017

    2!….Minute warning!….yeeeeeeeeeep!

  11. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:42 pm on November 19th, 2017

    Praying for a Broncos win….

  12. dawson
    7:48 pm on November 19th, 2017

    I love ’em!

    CHobbitz: I have frequently had 2 Thanksgivings, the Canadian one in October and the US one in November, but this year I have forgotten the US one completely. I did offer to buy Aj dinner or breakfast at the A&W, snort! When I should’ve said I’d make his favorite meal! Twix and ice cream.

    Rio: I can just picture your carpenter getting his beard pulled out, one hair at a time. Ouch!
    Now that the leaky foundation is fixed, I have no excuse for not fixing up the basement so that Aj or other Plunderers could have a place to stay if they find themselves in the wilderness of NE British Columbia. Other than sheer laziness. There is still that excuse.

  13. dawson
    7:50 pm on November 19th, 2017

    What happened?
    Did they win?

  14. Rio - The Evil Pug
    8:45 pm on November 19th, 2017

    Broncos!….LOST!…sniff!…Their season is over…grump!…Beau would be devastated…but I know he is in peace even with this loss…whuffle!…Now who wants an old beat-up Beaus Mobile?…snorkel!

  15. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:05 pm on November 19th, 2017

    Note!…On another note, does anyone here know what Fairy Furniture is?….sniff!sniff!…My friend kind of got off on a fairy tangent and made sum stuff from her garden. Luckily she is back and starting up on her quilling again…chuffle!

  16. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:08 pm on November 19th, 2017

    Dawson!…Staying with youse sounds like a campfire cookout camping trip in yer basement!…snort!…Sounds good to ME!

  17. dawson
    9:30 pm on November 19th, 2017

    I wonder if the Giant’s feet stick out of the bottom of normal sized mattresses when he sleeps.

  18. Rio - The Evil Pug
    9:31 pm on November 19th, 2017

    Feet!…I would bet Beau’s money on the fact that they do…heh!

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