Chetspeak on Sunday

We’ve been doing beginnings. Here’s the beginning of A CAT WAS INVOLVED, first of the C&B short stories:

“Chet—let’s get a move on, buddy.”

Chet? That was me, and getting a move on was my kind of thing. Plus here at K-9 school they were big fans of coming after your name was called—pretty soon after, in fact, if you wanted a treat. Which I always did. But at this particular moment, I had just lifted my leg, and once started in on something like that, there’s really no stopping till it’s over, as you probably know. I’m not referring to the brief leg lift for marking purposes, over and done with in a flash. This was the other kind, much longer-lasting, and often a peaceful break in the day, where the mind can wander in a pleasant sort of—


I finished up and trotted over to Officer Bobby Torres. Bobby gave me a funny look. I gave him a funny look back. His eyes, dark and watchful, narrowed a bit, and he wrote something on his clipboard. I yawned. Bobby opened the back door of his black-andwhite.

“In,” he said. I hopped in. Butch, my K-9 school pal, was already there, taking up most of the space. I nudged him over toward his side. Butch was one huge dude, everything about him enormous—excepting his eyes, which were tiny and dust-colored—and took a lot of nudging. No problem—I’m a good nudger. But hey! So was Butch, which I found out pronto from how he nudged me back. Then there was nothing to do but nudge him again, even harder. And what did he do? Renudged me, still harder. My pal Butch was turning out to be more fun than I’d thought.


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12 Responses to “Chetspeak on Sunday”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:50 am on November 26th, 2017


    I am laughing at today’s Chetspeak!

    Did the Starbucks and Scrabble yesterday…After leading by about 40 points, I lost, once again, to Grizz. Final score 310-307.

    Today we will be going bowling with my B-I-L and his family. I can feel another humiliation happening. :^)

    A good day to all!

  2. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:55 am on November 26th, 2017

    C.Hobbitz: Please check your SDD when able.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    8:06 am on November 26th, 2017

    Good morning Wose and everyone! Great Chetspeak and happy Egg Day. Missing the Howler comments. Wose, as long as you enjoy the day out it will be good.
    Have a sunstruck Sunday.

  4. B.Stover
    9:02 am on November 26th, 2017

    I’m laughing at Chet also. This is before he meets Bernie as I recall.

    Good morning all.

  5. BearSpiritDog
    9:31 am on November 26th, 2017

    Happy Chetspeak…Happy Egg Day…It’s a Rainy Sunday here.

  6. dawson
    12:47 pm on November 26th, 2017

    I love the nudge, renudge battle between Chet and Butch. Officer Bobby Torres doesn’t recognize that Chet is a canine par excellence.

    Wose: Oh, that scrabble game was so close!

    Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow. Snow.

  7. c.hobbitz
    3:35 pm on November 26th, 2017

    Wose: received SDD and answered.
    Good day all. Another chilly day of 4 degrees. If it was warmer, there would be snow. Dawson is lucky.
    Taking grand niece and nephew to see the movie Coco. They were going to see Wonder but changed their minds.
    Bathroom sink has a leak under the sink and even turning off the water didn’t stop it. It started Friday night, of course. I empty the small waste basket every 6-8 hours. Handyman coming tomorrow.

  8. BearSpiritDog
    5:20 pm on November 26th, 2017

    CHobbitz: We know, we Know! Why, oh Why do these things ALWAYS happen on Weekends?!

  9. dawson
    5:58 pm on November 26th, 2017

    And why doesn’t it stop leaking when the water is turned off?!

  10. Herd of Hounds
    6:20 pm on November 26th, 2017

    Leaky value?

  11. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:39 pm on November 26th, 2017

    Dawson: When I play Scrabble with Grizz, I am always the bridesmaid, never the bride. :^)

    C.Hobbitz: Got your SDD and responded. Thanks! We here know about leaky sinks too. The super just fixed my leaky kitchen sink (again!).

  12. c.hobbitz
    8:54 pm on November 26th, 2017

    HOH: yes I think it is a leaky valve. If it was really bad, I could turn off water to the house.
    The movie Coco was good.
    Mr. Big and Denali not getting along. I think they are both crabby about it being too cold to go outside. It is to be warmer mid week

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