Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow!

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


As you can see, my coat was getting very shaggy. Ghostwriter says I haven't seen Miss Jacquie the groomer since last July! So that's exactly where I went first thing this morning! 
This is how I look now. 


You can see all my freckles. Oh, and she left a poof on top of my head. 


My coat isn't the only thing that disappeared today. Last night it was snowing. I was looking forward to playing in some nice fluffy snow.


But this morning it was almost gone! The snow on the back of Dad's car had literally rolled off. It looked like a giant roll of paper towels! 


Remember yesterday, all the big flocks of crows that flew over our house? 


We didn't see any crows today. Only some geese were flying around.


As you can see in the picture below, it was nice and sunny out earlier today. 


Well, guess what?


At least the clouds thinned enough to be able to see the perfect half moon that came up before dark. 


I have a message to send by the moon phone for my dearest Princess Leah. Do you want to go to Dory's birthday/holiday party with me? 


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Amazing On A Gray Day

Good evening loyal readers. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your observant doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 


I thought it would be a drab and dreary day today. The sun could hardly shine through the endless gray clouds. 


Ghostwriter and Dad were just sitting down for dinner when we saw some crows fly by. There were only a few at first.



But then, more and more kept coming!



Soon there were so many that ghostwriter and I went outside to watch them. They continued to fly over for more than twenty minutes! We thought it was odd that they were all headed north instead of south. Ghostwriter wondered if they were going to the City of Rochester, which is north of here. It seems every year big flocks of crows gather in the City at night to roost and make all kinds of noise and mess. There must have been thousands of crows flying over our house this afternoon. I can't imagine all of them sitting in one place for the night!


We also saw a huge flock of starlings go by.



Geese were flying as well, but they were headed south. 



Oh, and one jet flew by.


By the time the sky was clear of flying birds, ghostwriter's diner was cold. 


I'd be happy to eat that cold dinner if you don't want it. Just saying.


Oh, and one more thing. I'd like to say a big thank you to Ann from Zoolatry for designing my new Holiday header and back ground. I've been getting lots of compliments from my Blogville friends, and also from ghostwriter's facebook family.


Thank you!!!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Police Training And Superhero Sightings

Hello super fans! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your excited doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.


I'm honored to have been chosen to serve on the Pawlice Force for our new Blogville Mayor, Arty. Here are a few pictures of me going through the paces:

Learning to drive the squad car.

Agility training.

Weapons training.

Please visit Stanley and Murphy here here to see more details. As long-time readers will know, I've been part of the Double Doggie Homeland Security System for eight years. I specialize at barking at the mail truck …


… zooming after the Evil Squirrel Cartel …


… sniffing out the Conniving Chipmunk Consortium, the Secretive Bunny Militia, and the Miscellaneous Mousie Mob in every kind of weather.


Here's a shrew I caught once.


I caught a big bully grackle once too.


You  may recall I have a contract with Sparrows Incorporated to keep grackles, and squirrels away from the birdie feeders so the smaller birdies will be able to eat the seeds.


Indeed, I have a long list of accomplishments in tracking and capturing miscreants, and protecting our property from alien invasion. Serving in the Blogville Pawlice Department will enable me to use my natural hunting and guarding abilities for the greater good. I'm looking forward to graduation on December 5!


While I was away at the Pawlice Academy Training Facility, Ghostwriter happened to see my favorite super hero, Ironing Board Man! I was very surprised because construction season is just about over now. It looks like he was having a family reunion in this picture. 


A little way down the road, she saw Grampa Ironing Board Man working at a building site.


I don't usually do movie reviews, but we watched Zootopia yesterday on Netflix. It was the perfect thing to put me in the mood for my new job! 



Saturday, December 3, 2016

Yummy Saturday Food Report

Hello fellow food fans! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.


As you know, December is here, along with colder weather, and the Holidays just around the corner. I saw an ad from ghostwriter's favorite chocolate store, Stever's Candies. Visit them here . This year they're featuring these snowman truffles. (I'm sure our friends Frankie and Ernie at frankiefurterprice  will be appalled!) 


We've pretty much reached the end of barbecue season. Dad and ghostwriter are cooking their winter favorites for dinner this week. Here's our classic spaghetti with sausage, and vegetables on the side.


Next we have a pork chop that's been breaded with turkey stuffing mix, a lovely baked potato, along with roasted beets, parsnips, and rutabagas. 


Seasoned pork tenderloin, a baked sweet potato, and green beans.


Pizza and wings from Pizza Corner.


All good fare that will warm you up on a cold, dreary day! 




Oh, and let us not forget the funnies!


Red and Rover

Pickles

Take It From the Tinkersons

We found a couple pictures with my esteemed and late colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel from about a year ago.

We're waiting for our yum yum doggie treats.

Pot roast with gravy, asparagus, and Semmel Knödel.


Sweet (and delicious) dreams everybody!