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.


  1. Hi pups! Loved those squirrel launchers, OMD!! BOL!
    Launch one right into my yard to let me have at it, OK?? BOL!

    We have a sunny day here too...and not more than a few crumbs of snow predicted.

    I hope you stay calm and collected when you have your spa day...

    1. And Happy Early Birthday to Joey!

      I will be 13 at the end of April...and I too am still on full battery power...well, except maybe it takes a bit longer to hear the yummy sounds from the kitchen...but I still run like the fastest wind and can slip through hands like greased lightening according to growlmy.

  2. Just think you are movie stars getting all that attention on spa day
    Lily & Edward

  3. Yikes not the fur stealers. Spa Day.....they LIE.
    OMD the squirrel launches....snorts.
    We are sure Princess Leah will say yes.
    Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. Woohooo a flying squirrel. Superman perhaps :)

  5. Oh Chester, yes!!!! A thousand times YES! And I luffs your rugged look!
    Do you think the fur stealer would keep a lock of you golden furs for me?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. Looks like Miss Julie has said yes!! Hurrah for you Chester!!!

    Stay safe and warm guys!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  7. Chester we are Glad that you DID ask Princess Leah... NOW beclaws there were a couple guys... sort of Sniffing around to see if they might have a chance with her... WHEW...
    OMD Don't worry Joey... if you don't have a Date.. there will be others of us Going STAG (like ME... Frankie Furter). We can hang out... and snag a dance or two with the single wimmen.
    WE hope that the BIG STORM doesn't Dump on you and cause you not to make it to the ... Spa Day... or maybe you would rather NOT make it after all..
    In any case... you all stay SAFE and WARM...

  8. OMD, those videos are hysterical! That must be what you call a flying squirrel, huh!
    You boys are going to look so handsome all gussied up!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  9. You will look wonderful for the dance, I'm sure. Can't wait to see you there.

    Abby Lab

  10. Crikey Chester ....... The Princess said yes! How good is that?? Enid said yes too. How lucky are we, aye?? I sure hope Joey finds a date. It will be a great night.

  11. Spa day sure sounds like a nice you-fa-mism for it.

  12. A flying squirrel would be pawsome! Good luck with your spa day!

  13. Enjoy your Spa Day, can't wait to see what you look like after all that treatment :-)

  14. Hmmm...we think that flying squirrels would be great. Maybe send them into the yard. We go to the groomers too but we don't get bathed there. But everything else happens there. But our peeps are right beside us throughout the process.

  15. Love those squirrel contraptions! Joey I think all the Girls are going by their selves too. No one has asked them either.