Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Nurse Chester

Nurse Chester is still on the job. 

Sit. Stay. Heal.

Ghostwriter is getting grumpy and impatient about her knee still hurting a lot. She says her back and arms and hands and shoulders ache from using the crutches, and her butt aches from sitting! I still follow her all around and make sure she doesn't over do things. (I'd better get some major overtime on my next paycheck!) 

Oh, one more thing. Since I'm being such a good nurse, ghostwriter gave me some reading to do in my spare time:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fall Came Thundering In

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

It has been a very warm, summery Fall this year so far. But as you might know, here in Western New York, if you don't like the weather, just wait a minute! Yesterday it was 80ยบ and sunny all day. But then in the late afternoon, it suddenly got dark. Ghostwriter had just come in from walking around the yard a little (with her crutches, of course.) As soon as she got in the door, a big storm came whipping through. She tried to close the screen on the door, but got soaking wet within a couple seconds! It looked like a hurricane for a while!

We checked the weather charts and saw this:

A big cold front had moved in from the west across the Great Lakes and blasted over our area.

Since then it's been cold out. There's supposed to be a frost tonight.

Fortunately, my favorite miniature human Ryan had a lot of fun before the weather changed. He went to his first ever autocross. (His Dad used to drive in these.)

When he went home, he built an autocross course right in his own driveway!


He also went out to get his Halloween pumpkins.

Today it was very quiet here. Ghostwriter spent a lot of time resting her knee. She says her whole left leg feels like the muscles were put through a blender and then run over by a truck! A physical therapy person came to see her and show her how to do some more exercises and stretches to help her knee heal properly. She told her she would have to relearn how to walk properly after limping around on her gimpy knee for so long!

Hey, wait a minute! This is the second time some strangers came to my house now! Dad took me outside to play in the yard during those times, so I didn't get to bark at them!

But later, Dad grilled some lamb chops, and I got to try some. So all was not lost!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

More Stinky Bugs!

This is a TDB fast breaking news flash. I'm your dedicated doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

Ghostwriter was walking around the front yard (yes, with her crutches) and discovered some clusters of little bugs sitting on the leaves of our birch tree. They looked kind of like baby stink bugs.

She noticed that if she touched the leaf, the bugs would all fall off and fly away. So, being the curious science geek that she is, she got a plastic bag, held it under a leaf, and the bugs fell right into the bag. 
Dumb bugs!

Upon carrying this bag of little bugs in her pocket, she then noticed that they were making funny squeaky noises, AND that they were starting to smell terrible! I didn't want to mess with them, that's for sure. We looked them up online and discovered they're called birch catkin bugs, they're not native to the USA, and they do not harm the trees they live on.

Just what we need! More stinky bugs! And that's our big news for today. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Flower Friday and Stuff

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

As you know I've been taking care of my ghostwriter who had a knee replacement last Tuesday. We don't have many flowers left because ghostwriter cut most of them down to get ready for winter. But she did leave the morning glories climbing up the railing by the front door. 

A couple of rainy days nearly beat them down.

But they kept coming back!

And now for the yum yum section of our report.

Pork tenderloin, mashed sweet potatoes,
and steamed vegies.


Next we have a few funny comics:

And finally, here are a couple pictures of my kitty cat cousins:


Tibirius and Hannibal

Oh, and in case you're wondering, ghostwriter is still limping around on crutches. She had some pretty bad pain yesterday, but it's getting better. 

I still think if she'd take that bandage off and let me put some doggie spit on that incision, it would heal up faster! 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Taking Care

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

As you can see, I'm being a good doggie and keeping a close eye on ghostwriter's new left knee. 

I carefully examined the bandage.

I made sure that big ice pack was on there just right.

Here I am again!

Are you sure you've got your feet up properly? 

Are you going to eat the rest of that sandwich?

We want to thank our good friends from Blogville for all of their good wishes for ghostwriter and her new knee. It really helps. 

My dearest Princess Leah sent ghostwriter and me a nice card. It had lots of pretty moths on the front, and a lovely letter inside. 


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

She's Home!

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

My ghostwriter got her new knee yesterday, and now she's home. My Jason human decided to come and stay with me at my house while ghostwriter and Dad were at the hospital, so I didn't get to go to his house and meet Xerxes the kitty cat. 

Ghostwriter smelled really funny when she came home. She said it was hospital smells, like disinfectant, and medicine. She has a big bandage on her knee and a lot of pain. She's tired and grumpy too. Worst of all, she didn't bring me her old knee so that I could use it as a chew toy! But she said the doctors laughed when she told them my request! Well, I didn't think it was unreasonable. It would be better than throwing it in the garbage!

But in spite of this, I'm trying to be a good boy and keep her company. She's been ordering Dad around a lot too, but he doesn't seem to mind.

That's all for today. Ghostwriter is falling asleep at the computer!