Saturday, August 22, 2015


Hi there. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your jocular doggie host Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

Ghostwriter went back to work at the nursing home today after having five days off. She really needed the break after doing so much overtime in the last few weeks. Now she has a fresh perspective on things, and was glad to see her dear little old people again. She usually works evening shift and often sees something called sundowner syndrome. 

For some reason, certain people with Alzheimer's disease get restless, agitated, confused, and angry around the time the sun goes down. So she invented "grumpy hour." If someone is in a bad mood after supper, she tells him or her that grumpy hour is at 7pm, and you have to think of a good joke to tell. She usually tells the joke right away regardless of the time, and it almost always cheers the grumpy person up. 

Here's her favorite joke: If you nose runs and your feet smell, then you're built upside down! 

There is one gentleman who gets really upset in the evening. But he also happens to know several funny drinking songs he used to sing when he went to the bar with his friends. Ghostwriter will sing the first few lines to him and then he'll remember the rest. 

Oh, I wish I was single again. 
I wish I was single again.
Cause when I was single, 
My pockets would jingle. 
Oh I wish I was single again!

My wife she died oh then.
My wife she died oh then.
My wife she died,
I laughed till I cried
To think I was single again!

I went to the funeral oh then.
I went to the funeral oh then.
I went to the funeral, 
And danced Yankee Doodle
To think I was single again!

I married another oh then.
I married another oh then.
I married another,
The Devil's grandmother
Now I wish I was single again!

By the time he finishes singing it, everyone is laughing! 

Dad remembered an old joke for her to use next time she needed one:
Did you hear about the butcher who backed into the meat slicer and got a little behind in his work? 

Um, yeah …

If any of you doggies out there can think of some good one-line jokes for grumpy hour, please let us know. Because, ghostwriter always says, laughter is the best medicine! 


  1. Your Ghostwriter is so good to try to help the poor old folks. Our Dad's father and aunt both had advanced Alzheimer's. So sad to watch. And how his younger sister has early onset Alzheimer's that is progressing very rapidly. Dad's father loved to tell stories, funny ones too and sing all the old songs. We bet everyone enjoyed that song about being single. It made Mom laugh too:)

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  2. Oh, I loves those jokes! I am so glads your Moms is such an angel for these peeps! You gives her lots of slobbery kisses and snuggles from me, okays? Wells, here is one of Ma's favorite jokes.... "Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes. " BOL! She says she hopes they're wearing some Jimmy Choo's! hehehe
    Okays, here's a few more:
    "Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines. "
    "It's always darkest before dawn. So if you're going to steal the neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it."
    "Why is abbreviation such a long word? "
    "Laughing stock: cattle with a sense of humor. "
    "Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day. "

    Okays, I must tell you, these get funnier with a pitcher of margaritas! BOL
    Ruby ♥

    1. Thanks Ruby! Everyone loved the new jokes!

    2. Thanks Ruby! Everyone loved the new jokes!

  3. We love the way Ghostwriter handles things. That's just wonderful! You have the cutest smiles, Chester☺

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

  4. Love that photo of you with that big cheesy grin - that is so cute :)