Saturday, June 27, 2020

Long Time No See

Hello everyone. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your steadfast doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

It's been a while since I last posted an article in The Daily Bone. My ghostwriter has been working a lot again. Thursday night she had to work until 3am! She said that when she was walking out to her car, she heard robins singing. At 3AM!!! Crazy birdies! She also saw a herd of deer grazing on the nursing home lawn. They didn't even run away when she got in the car, and turned on the engine and the lights!

Maybe they were having a party.

I, however, was sound asleep, and didn't even hear her come home.


Anyhow, she is pleased to announce that the nursing home where she works is now Covid free! But they're going to continue their vigilance and quarantine for several more weeks just to be totally safe. 

Better safe than sorry!

We have been seeing stuff on the TV and on social media that some people are revolting against wearing masks for protection from the Covid-19 virus, and think their basic human rights are being violated. To this my ghostwriter says the following: Have you ever actually seen someone die from this virus? It's a horrible death! As a nurse, she's seen it first hand. Just because you might not give a crap about your own life, doesn't give you the right to infect others. You can be a carrier and not have any symptoms. Seriously, just wear the mask!

Yeah! That's telling them!

In other news, I have a few pictures of the flowers in my garden to show you.

I found some funny comics about my favorite subject: squeaky toys!

Ryan and Lily took all their squeaky toys and put them in the pool to swim in. Wow!

That many squeaky toys would boggle my mind!

I think that's all I have to report right now.

It's sleepy time. Good night.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night

Last night we had high winds, lightning, thunder, power flickering on and off, and this is me: 

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ……

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Flowers and Crazy Weather

Greetings friends and fans. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your dedicated doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel.

We thought it would never warm up around here in WNY. The first weeks of May were cool and rainy. We even had snow falling as late as May 12! However, on Memorial Day weekend, summer arrived! Suddenly it was 80ยบ and more! Now everybody was complaining about being too hot! This warm spell was punctuated by thunderstorms, and cooler temperatures finally prevailed again. 

Despite the bipolar weather, the flowers in our yard have exploded into bloom! 




Sweet woodruff

The bumble bees were bumbling all over the flowers

The dandelions have gone to seed.

A lovely tiger swallow tail butterfly.

Tiny mushrooms

Last Tuesday night there was a big storm to the west of us. My ghostwriter went outside to try to catch a picture of some lightning. She wasn't too lucky, but did get some pretty color flashes.

Yesterday, right around sunset, there was another thunder storm. It moved in really fast, and was over within ten minutes!

But the show was not over yet! When we looked to the east after the storm we saw the moon rise.

Sleepy time!

Good night.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Friday Funnies and Forget-Me-Nots

Greetings. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your droll doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

My ghostwriter has been working a lot this week filling in for short staffing at the nursing home. When she comes home after battling the evil virus, she's extra tired. I've been trying not to bug her too much. (So I bug Dad instead!)


Seems we could all use a bit of levity lately, so for today's TDB  I decided to post some funnies that I found on the internet.

That last one is totally me when it comes to chasing a tennis ball.

Here's a flashback from May 24, 2015 featuring me and my esteemed late colleague 
Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel.

Hey Joey, what's Dad watching?

Just some boring news show. Go back to sleep.

What? They're saying the term "pet owner" is no longer politically correct!

The correct term is "pet guardian."

Bwahahahahahaha! We always thought it was the other way around!

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz … 


I hope everyone stays safe and this awful virus thing goes away real soon! From the residents in nursing homes everywhere: forget-me-not! We're still here under strict quarantine. We're lonely and bored and depressed. We are grieving over a room mate or next-door neighbor who has died of covid, and scared it will come to us next. The staff here is super busy trying to save our lives and have less time to just sit and have a normal conversation with us. You can help! Please send us pictures, cards, and letters so we can feel like we're part of a real family again. Some pretty flowers or a box of chocolates would be nice. We would love to see some artwork by kids, or receive some colorful magazines. It would cheer us up so much!