Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Snow Day

Hello everyone! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. Look look look lookie look! Snow! 


Snow squalls have been moving across WNY all day today! 


And since we've no place to go, 


Let it snow, 


Let it snow,


Let it snow!


Friday, January 3, 2020

Looking Back at 2019

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


Sorry we haven't had very many posts this last month. But my ghostwriter has been recovering from her right knee replacement. It's been one month since she had the surgery, and the knee is doing very well. She can walk short distances without using crutches.


She says it was very boring being cooped up in the house all last month.


I can play my squeaky toy for you if you're bored!


Speaking of squeaky toys, ghostwriter has another problem to deal with, too. Ever since the surgery, her voice has been hoarse. It doesn't seem to be getting better, and she has problems swallowing things like water too. She thinks maybe during the surgery, her vocal chords got damaged. She has to go and see an ear-nose-throat specialist to figure out what exactly the problem is, and if it will get better. I think she sounds a bit like a squeaky toy. But that didn't cheer her up much.


So then I told her we should at least take a quick look back at 2019.

Lots of snow in January 2019.

February ice.

Starlings mobbed the birdie feeders.

March started out with more snow, and squirrels to chase.

Parking lot glaciers.

Flocks of vultures migrating through in late March.

By April lots of flowers were blooming.

In May, a baby fawn showed up by the nursing home. 

The grass was green, and the pear tree was blooming.

In June, I made friends with Lily.

And I met lots of baby robins.

July flowers

Summer thunderstorms brought lots of puddles to splash in!

In August we had a crazy gold finch attacking the car mirrors!

In September, big flocks of sparrows visited our yard.

Our gigantic silver maple tree was cut down. 

In October, Canada geese were blocking traffic at the shopping centers.

We saw a beautiful double rainbow!

Some of our peeps had a great time dressing up for Halloween!

Snow in November

More snow in December  

Christmas day. Wow! Look at all the presents!

Ryan and Lily had a great Christmas!


We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


And now it's time for a long winter nap!


Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Oh Tennis Ball

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


As you might know, my ghostwriter had a right total knee replacement two weeks ago. She's doing OK. The staples were removed yesterday, and she's walking with only one crutch. Dad and I have been helping her a lot! 


But, it's been pretty boring! So I thought I should present one of my Christmas classic posts. 


I will now regale you with my rendition of "Oh Tennis Ball!"
(Sung to the tune of Oh Christmas Tree.)


Verse 1
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, you are my favorite plaything.
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, you are my favorite plaything.


So round and fuzzy, green and bright. I love you morning, noon, and night.
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, you are my favorite plaything.


Verse 2
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, you are my favorite plaything.
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, you are my favorite plaything.


You're always bouncing down the stairs, and rolling under Daddy's chair.
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, how can you do this to me?


Verse 3
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, you drive me to distraction.
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, you drive me to distraction. 


Cause I can never reach you where, you're hiding under Mommy's chair.
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, you drive me to distraction.

Verse 4
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, where ever do you wander?
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, where ever do you wander? 


You're hiding under every chair, communing with the dirt and hair.
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, where ever do you wander?


Verse 5
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, now you're not going anywhere.
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, now you're not going anywhere. 


I caught you and your brothers too, and now I'll keep an eye on you.
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, now you're not going anywhere.


Verse 6
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, you are my favorite plaything.
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, you are my favorite plaything.


I love to roll you down the stairs, and where you end up I don't care.
Oh tennis ball, oh tennis ball, you are my favorite plaything. 


(Here we go again.)




In other news, it's been snowing almost all day here in WNY. Dad made a short trip to the post office and said the roads were terrible, and visibility very poor.


He and ghostwriter are glad they don't have to go anywhere else, and can stay home with me!


(Ghostwriter says I'm the best foot warmer!)