Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sugar Snow

Good day everybody! This is The Daily Bone and I’m your energetic doggie correspondent 
Chester L. W. Stephens. 

It’s very cold today, and it’s been snowing lightly all morning. My ghostwriter says the snow looks like powdered sugar and has been taking photos like this one: 

As far as I’m concerned, snow is snow, and it’s all great for running in! 

I'm off!

I wonder why there's no snow in this spot?

No squirrels in the tree today!


Wasn't that fun?

Addendum: Oh, and here's Joey running. (He didn't feel like running earlier today.) 
Pretty good for an old guy! 

Friday, January 30, 2015

Before and After

Before haircut.

After haircut.

Before haircut.

After haircut.

Joey has a long tail.

I have a but a stumpy tail.

Here's one thing I have that Joey dog doesn't: 

A Kodama on the back of my head!

A Kodama is a little Japanese forest spirit that appears in the movie  "Princess Mononoke."

Do you see it? 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Our New Coats

Greetings everybody. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your hardy doggie 
reporter Chester L. W. Stephens. 

Some of our steadfast readers have been worrying that my sturdy associate Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens and I are not warm enough since we got our drastic haircuts. Don't worry about us! We laugh at cold weather!

Are you worried about the cold, Joey dog? 

Nope. Besides, ghostwriter never stays out longer than a few minutes to take our 
photographs anyway! 

So, I'll race you back to the door!

But seriously, please don't leave your doggie out in the cold for long periods of time. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fresh Start

Good evening. This is The Daily Bone and I’m your energetic doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

We’re back from the groomer! Thanks Miss Jacquie (for putting up with us!) Wow, it’s so good to get out and run as fast as we can! 

It's sleepy time now!

Good night. 

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Hello friends and fans around the world! This is The Daily Bone 
and I'm your elated doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.

My ghostwriter had to go to work yesterday yet again, and didn't have enough time to post yesterday's news. So here it is now. As you can see by the title, the theme is "happy." I have a lot of things to be happy about too.

I am happy to guard Ryan's toys when he's not here.

Here I am, happy, happy, happy, and running in the snow!

My ghostwriter says I look like I have dreadlocks. To that I say, don't worry, be happy! 


There's another screwy squirrel! I'll get him this time! 

Come down here squirrel. I just wanted to invite you for dinner! 

I have one more thing I'm happy about. Do you know what it is? 
Here's a hint and no, I'm not in big trouble! 


But a certain someone who appreciates a proper cup of coffee has said she'd go to the 
Valentine's Party with me! 


As you might remember, we doggies are going to Miss Jacquie's Doggie Spa today to get our nails done, our fur brushed and cut, and have a relaxing bath. It will be so nice. 

Complete report tonight at 6! 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Busy Days

Hello everybody! This is The Daily Bone and I’m your reliable doggie reporter Chester L. W. Stephens along with my esteemed associate Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens.

Our ghostwriter has been working a lot of hours, so didn't have much time for TDB this weekend. We have several topics to cover before she goes to work again this afternoon, so we will begin without delay!

She made an appointment for Joey dog and me to see Miss Jacquie for a session of doggie maintenance work. It’s this Wednesday. She says to think of it as a spa day. She’ll drop us off there in the morning, and pick us up in the afternoon. We’ll get to spend the good part of a day having our nails done, and our fur brushed, shampooed, and clipped, and our ears cleaned. Oh joy! Joey dog especially hates getting the fur from between his toes trimmed.

I was going to wait until I got all gussied up before asking Princess Leah if she would do me the honor of accompanying me to the Valentine’s party, but it looks like many doggies have already begun asking for dates. So I’d better ask now and hope she doesn’t mind if I look like Chewbacca the Wookie!  Don’t worry. I’ll be all “spit-and-polished” by Valentine’s Day!

So, what do you think Princess?  
There are a lot of special days in the month of February that we’re counting down to. Four of our humans have birthdays that month, as well as Joey dog who will turn 13 on February 15th! Wow! What an old doggie!

Fortunately Joey dog is in very good shape for a senior citizen. He still runs and chases squirrels, and barks at intruders. He no longer makes flying leaps up and over the sofa, and is a bit hard of hearing. He is the Doggie Chief Inspector, comestibles division, the founder of the Yum Yum Coalition, and the senior officer of the Double Doggie Homeland Security System. Incidentally, he is looking for a date for the upcoming Valentine’s Day Party too.

In other news, there was an alien invasion at our house this morning. Apparently our humans thought 50°F indoors is a bit too chilly for them. (We doggies though it was just fine.) So they summoned the Empire Heating and Cooling Company to investigate why the furnace was not doing its job. We doggies were confined in my ghostwriter's office for the duration of the invasion, but we did our best barking just to voice our objection.

Bark bark woof woof woof yip bark bark!
Yesterday our favorite miniature human, Ryan, came to visit. He's getting bigger all the time, and tough to photograph because he's in constant motion. He enjoyed eating tuna casserole and green beans as well as the baklava for dessert. He knows which toys are his and which ones are mine. He also loves to run around. Wooohooo!

His parents told us they were having problems with their own invasion: the Evil Squirrel Cartel was spotted on the railing of their deck!

Their planet is a bit too far away for us to patrol on a regular basis, so we suggested some squirrel launching contraptions. We're sure his science geek Dad will think of something to rid their property of these heinous invaders! Here are two of our favorites:


It's starting to snow out now. According to the weather reports, we're only supposed to get less that an inch today. That big storm that's rolling over the East Coast should not make it to Western NY.

This is actually the sun, not the moon, shining through the snow clouds today.

We doggies hope that you and your family stay safe and warm if the blizzard comes your way! 

Oh, and here's a picture of the moon from yesterday afternoon when the sky was all clear and blue.