Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Are You A Friend of Chet?

Hi everybuddy! We have started reconnecting with our furiends, but we do want to say we haven't gotten a chance to visit everydoggy yet. We'll get there if we stay connected. So far, pretty good.

One good thing did come out of the Winter of our Disconnect. Blog Mom had to go get some books to read  since we couldn't read blogs much. One of our favorite types of books are mysteries. Franklin and I prefer them if there's a dog involved. Well, Blog Mom came across a mystery series she'd never read at all and it happens to be narrated by one of the greatest dog detectives in the history of - well, of dog detectives. His name is Chet. You never see a whole picture of Chet,  probably so he won't be mobbed by fans, I figure. Blog Mom says he's a Fictional Dog. I'm not really familiar with that breed, but I figure it must be one of those new hybrids. It's pretty clear from his description that he's got some GSD and probably some Border Collie in him and probably one or two other things. Maybe a little Sibe or some sort of terrier. He has stated that he enjoys digging quite well. Chet is a brilliant detective and a witty narrator and the plots are quite satisfying. We were chuckling and chortling and enjoying the first book so much that Alpha Mom ran out and got her own copy right away. She was not sorry.

What we love best about the books, though, is that Chet's essential canineness shines through at all times. He doesn't come across as just a human with fur and a great sense of smell. No, Chet is all dog. He thinks like a dog, has senses like a dog, marks everywhere, lives in the now and naps like a dog. His partner and human is Bernie Little, and together they are the Little Detective agency. Oh, I could go on and on, but if you haven't read these books you really need to get hold of one. You can thank us later. Might as well start with Dog On It, which is the first and go from there. Below  is the most recent one. We don't have it yet. Blog Mom says she's trying to stretch things out a bit because we'll be a little sad when we run out, which will be soon.


 The only bad thing is that there are only three of  the books so far. They're written by a Mr. Spencer Quinn. You'd think it was amazing that someone who'd written only three books could write them so well - even the very first one, but here's the thing of that - Mr. Spencer Quinn is also Mr. Peter Abrahams who was already a highly trained author. Not so surprising, really. After all, I wasn't always Lola and I learned a lot when I was...whoever I used to be. Don't really recall all that much about it now. Franklin, as we know, was Brooklyn when he got here. A lot of you were called something else at one time, too. I suppose there's no reason why this might not happen among humans, too.

Chet has a blog of his own which is called Chet The Dog, although he's sometimes forced to share it with someone called Admin and also on Sundays there's Ingrid. We haven't quite got all that straight yet, but all we really want is a place to keep tabs on Chet while Spence (I think that Spence is Mr. Quinn's call name.) is working on more books for us to read. One nice feature is that you can upload a photo of yourself and that's all you have to do to become a Friend of Chet. We kind of messed ours up the first time, so it was up there twice. I'm not sure if that's been fixed yet. Lots of nice dogs and also some humans can be found there. They are also quite generous with excerpts of the books while they're in progress, but so far we're not reading them, preferring to read the whole book at once. We might change our tune by the time number four gets written, though. Blog Mom says we'll be jonesing by then, whatever that means. It's worth a look, really.

25 comments:

  1. Mom is on the prowl for a good read, so thanks for telling us about this one. We hope she will share it with us.

    That Westminster sharpei was very beautiful!!!

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  2. I'm going to make Mom look that up right now!

    -Bolo

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  3. Beth has her nose in a book all the time. I am going to see if she will order these and read them to me....of course, I suppose I could read them to her....I'm just sayin'....thanks for the info, my friend....nothing better than a good book!

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  4. Thanks for the suggestion of these books! Always looking for more dog type books to read and these look great!

    -Amy
    Talented K9

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  5. What a great tip! My mom got a Kindle last fall and has been reading like crazy!! I'm with Remington - maybe she'll read it to me!

    Wags,
    Zona

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  6. Sounds interesting, thanks fur letting us know!

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  7. Mom heard about those books somewhere else, but now she's all excited about them. I have a feeling the first one will be downloaded on Mom's nook tonight after that review. Now I have to go see this blog!

    Bunny

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  8. Thanks for the review on those books!
    Sounds very interesting!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  9. Hmm, sounds like a good one
    Benny & Lily

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  10. We're going to look that book up, thanks.

    XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

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  11. I guess I have to get the books ready before Rosie is home, she loves stories with doggies in!!!

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  12. Love the title "To Fetch a Thief". We will check it out on Amazon!

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  13. We have ordered the first book from Amazon. You might also like Randolph's books. Here is the link to his web site.
    http://www.adogabouttown.com/?p=862

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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  14. Oooo...I haven't heard of Chet but it sounds like those books are super great! Thank you for telling us about them. I'm gonna have to get mom to order the first one for me.

    Wiggles & Wags,
    mayzie

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  15. Mom loves those books! She can recommend a few other books if you need suggestions!

    Sam

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  16. These sound great! Mom loves a good mystery!

    The Road Dogs

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  17. Wow, looks like all our humans love to read mysteries! Thanks for the recommendation. We will definitely check out this series. Glad to read your moms have been putting their time to good use while you engage in the Internet Wars with your stinky provider.

    Jed & Abby

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  18. Lola and Franklin...Mom thanks you for the book review. She is an avid reader and is always looking for a new book. She has made note of the book and author. I thank you because it keeps her out of my business. MOL
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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  19. You've got our attention Lola, and quite undivided too.
    It is weekend. Mummy almost always goes to those huge bookshops on weekends where u can go read, have coffee and then comes back with books inspite of the fact that we no longer have anymore place to keep them. So one more book should not matter much. Especially one so highly recommended.
    And since it is supposedly a mytery and that too narrated by a Dog, the question of her not getting it doesn't arise.
    Thanks in advance. will let u know. Just keeping our paws crossed it is available.

    wags, Bud, Gin n Shadow

    pee ess; isn't it a coincidence that we too felt like reviewing some books in our latest post?

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  20. It sounds great! I have heard of that breed.

    Licks,
    Bough

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  21. Hi Hi Hi Lola and Franklin,,,
    So happy, so happy Blogger let me get on your blog maybe blogger will let me comment!! I would have come right over, I surely tried and tried!!
    Blogger seems to be mad at me!!
    I here and I am so glad!! I missed you both so much!!!
    That sounds like a book any dog person would love. I am going to see if the library has them!!
    xx, Fern

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  22. Hi guys,

    My mom person loves to read, so we will check this one out. Thanks for the reccomendation.

    I have a great blog I'd love for you to check out, www.PetBlogsUnited.com. It's a wonderful place for pet bloggers to find each other.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  23. Hi Lola & Franklin,

    I'm sp sorry we haven't been around to visit much. It took more than a month for blogger to start working 100% for us. So much has been going on. I have a new brother too. His name is Weenie and he is blind. We has fostering him but he stole Mommy's heart. It's so nice to have somebody to play with all the time.

    We'll try not to be gone so long next time.

    Lve & {{{huggies}}}...Mona & Weenie

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  24. miss lola!

    i have heard about how totally awesome sauce this chet doggie is before, and my mama loves the mystery books, too!
    now i will use my little grey cells and do a little deducin'. if chet doggie is totally awesome sauce, and my mama loves mystery books, then my mama will add these books to her library list ASAP! heehee!

    *woof*
    the booker man

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  25. Wow Lola, I don't think I have ever been compared to Bill Clinton before. I try to leave politics off the blog, but I must say I am HONORED. However, I hear he is now a vegetabltarian, no more cheeseburgers since his heart surgery.

    Your pal, Pip

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