Friday, December 12, 2014

Christmas is Coming


Hello. This is The Daily Bone Florida Edition and I’m your curious doggie reporter Miss Charlee Puppy. Be very, very quiet. I’m spying out the window. My humans tell me Christmas is coming, and I want to make sure that I see it coming.

I mean, there are Christmas songs I’ve been hearing occasionally; and I’ve been trying to glean information from them. I think Christmas is supposed to be snowy and white and jingly. I don’t see anything like that outside right now. And there’s supposed to be this guy dressed in red who is wondering if I’ve been naughty or nice. I’m thinking it’s that creepy little elf thing who keeps hanging around pretending not to be looking at me. 

My humans brought a tree into the house. A real tree! It’s not the kind we’d see growing around here, like banyans and palms. Then they put lights all over it, and warned me not to pee on it. They took a picture of me next to some chocolates that I can’t have. Whoa! That’s too confusing!

I’m only one year old and have never seen this Christmas thing before. If anybody has any ideas or clues about this Christmas stuff, please let me know!



We interrupt your regularly scheduled program for an important TDB yum yum food alert flash. I’m your culinary doggie reporter Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel coming to you live on location. 

Burritos from Chipotle’s have been spotted on our dinner table this afternoon. This one is filled with chicken, rice, black beans, and mild salsa, with guacamole on the side and a few tortilla chips. Yum! Rumor has it that Mom can never eat an entire one of these gigantic, overstuffed babies, so left-overs are sure to be imminent … 

My associate Chester L. W. Spaniel is analyzing these left-overs right now. Yes, it’s exactly half a burrito. We did get some choice morsels plus some chips, and have promises that more will be given out tomorrow. We will be sure to update you on the situation as it happens. 

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program already in progress. 


Hello. This is Chester L. W. Spaniel, your humble doggie correspondent and this is The Daily Bone, your best choice for up-to-the-minute reporting. 

There was a big snow storm the night before last. My ghostwriter was working the evening shift at the nursing home. She looked out the window to the garden and this is what she saw:

As a proper cocker spaniel and a hunting doggie, I would have invited the bunny in for supper. But alas I was at home at the time. The bunny enjoyed a silent night.

And now back to Miss Charlee Puppy:

He sees you when you're sleeping. He  knows when you're awake … Creepy. 


  1. Hi Miss Charlee Puppy. We're with you - the creepy elf has to go. That snow bunny is lucky you were inside. We would have gone super crazy and my sister eats rabbit for meals. We like your snowy yard.

    1. Does your sister have food allergies? Maybe eating rabbit would be good for Joey's allergies. That's about the only thing he's never had. (Even though Joey is the food watching expert, we are very careful what we actually give him.)

    2. Hi, yes Tuvia has some food allergies and issues with her liver enzymes. She requires very lean meat. She does well with raw rabbit (meat only as well as whole ground rabbit) and kangaroo. Introduce the new meat slowly and watch their poops :)

    3. Thanks. I'll ask the vet if that might be a good idea for Joey. Not sure where to get a steady supply of rabbit. The ones in our yard are kind of few and far between!

  2. Hmm, rabbits are tasty! Oh, I wasn't supposed to say that, BOL. I agree, that elf is super creepy and Santa seeing you when you are sleeping or awake is also creepy. Bah Humbug!

  3. OMD that elf is creepy or what? Blimey so would want to chase that bunny. There would be no silent night if it was down to me. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. OMD these Shelf Elf thingys are SO scary... Like Snow Freaks... in disguise...
    OMD we are glad to meet the new one...

    AND SORRY that you didn't get to Deaded ...Oooops we mean INVITE the Bunny to Dinner..

  5. Oh Charlee I understand what you're saying, its my first go at this Christmas thingy as well! Why do the peeps cover things in paper, show you it, tell you its yours but you can't have it, you have to wait for Santy Paws! I'm gonna have a few words this fat guy when I see him!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

    1. I never could understand wrapping paper either.

  6. I'd say, eat the elf and.... the Bunny LOL.

  7. OMD!! I thought your Florida peeps had gotten a big meezer cat!! Then at least my fears (BOL) were alleviated when I realized it was your doggy cousin, BOL BOL!

    That bunny sure knew what yard to be safe in...not a chance in my yard, just like yours...though growlmy said awww!

    Stay safe in all your snowys.

    1. When Sammy cat still lived at the nursing home, he used to go out and catch those bunnies. But now he is retired and lives in a regular home. I'm sure the bunnies are happy now.

  8. Charlee - all ya need to know bout Christmas are da words of Lucy Van Pelt "presents for pretty girls." Oh yeah, and yummy foodables.

  9. Christmas is mostly good Charlee so don't worry too much, aye?? It's all a bit weird but it is good. I had my first one last year and I survived.
    I'm with Laika on the elf and the bunny!!

  10. BOL at Whitley...Dory totally agrees, but the boyz ar rolling their eyes!!

    We are very interested in that leftover burrito!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  11. I am sure glad we do not have the snow you have
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

  12. That Little man on the shelf scares us
    Lily & Edward

  13. MOL! Poor Charlee, we don't like that elf either! We LUV those burritos too guys! Your Mom took great pictures of that bunny, it would have never dared done that in YOUR yard!
    Mazie and the Puffs