Monday, February 15, 2016

Monday Evening News

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

We have a lot to report today. First of all, it's my venerable colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel's birthday. He is now 14 years old! Wow! He's in pretty good health for a geriatric doggie, although sometimes his legs give out under him for no apparent reason. He has a few cocker lumps and bumps and a bit of a heart murmur, but otherwise he's OK.

I am NOT geriatric! 

Our good friend Mr. Jack Freckles sent him a wonderful, beautiful card! Thank you so much MJF, kitties Pipo and Minko, and Growlmy and Pawpy!
Visit MJF here: barksandwoofsfrommrjackfreckles
Visit Pipo and Minko here:

Here is Joey's movie star picture from when he was a young pup: 

I am still a young pup!

In other news, this weekend it was bitterly cold out! Saturday it was -10ºF! We made sure to fill up the birdie feeders! Here are a few of our feeder visitors: 


Gold finch in winter feathers.


We also saw some juncos, sparrows, downy woodpeckers, and brown creepers. The robins have gone into hiding, and the starlings were no where to be found. There was only one squirrel who ran away as soon as I looked out the window! 

We're sorry we didn't get to make our annual Valentine's Day chocolate warning, but we think most of you out there are aware that chocolate is a deadly poison for us doggies. We're sure you'll be extra careful with those Valentine's candies.

Ghostwriter has hers hidden somewhere on a high shelf. Ooooh, dark chocolate covered caramels with sea salt, and cherry cordials from Stevers!



We are under a winter storm watch! 

It's supposed to start snowing by 7PM and keep up for 24 hours! 

We're live and on location in our back yard, where it's rather gray and dismal. There is no wind and the temperatures have been hovering in the mid-twenties.  

We don't see any snow falling yet. Forgive us if we're a bit skeptical. We've had lots of storm warnings only to have it move south of us or else fizzle out before it reaches us.

Nevertheless, we'll keep a close eye out for snowflakes!

If we get any, you'll hear about it first on The Daily Bone!

Meanwhile, Joey dog had a look at the supplies Dad brought home today to keep us from starving to death during this storm, if it actually gets here. 


That's the good stuff!

This just in too! (Wow! It's a busy night for news!) 
We just received a quick update from our North Carolina correspondent Angus B. Terrier 
about his on-going "Spring Watch" project: 

No signs of Spring today! We have freezing rain! My humans put my super duper glow in the dark jacket on me to keep me warm and visible. I don't like it very much. The squirrels laugh at me. Signed, your humble associate Angus B. Terrier. 

Sorry to hear about that, Angus. But better safe than sorry!

Back at The Daily Bone, we doggies are going to rest up for now so we can report on the storm later if it actually gets here. As of 8PM, it's passing to our south. Please stay tuned.


  1. Happy Happy Birthday Joey! I am proud to know you and be your friend.

    Abby Lab

  2. Happy Barkday Joey!!!!! Hope you got something yummy :) Stay warm and hope the snows miss you! Angus' jacket is pretty cool if you ask us. Sending a big Birthday hug from the Mom!
    Marty and the Gang

  3. Happy Birthday, Joey Dog!!! You look great to us. Today is also our Mom's birthday. We hope you have a wonderful year ahead of you.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  4. OMD, that snow looks PAWSOME!!!!!! I guess I won't tell your peeps it was 80 degrees today...wells, it's been that way for a couple of weeks now...Ma wants the cold's FEB after all, she says! I likes that my furs aren't gettin' wet and frizzy, butts the weather peep said it was gonna be a 'light rain' of 1/2 inch on Wed. then, it's gonna gets in the mid 70's and 80's again! nutty. I hopes you guys have enough burgers to keep you filled...if you needs to, head on over here....wait...I don't have any burgers...nuts. nevermind. Can I comes over to your house??! I'll bring the margarita truck and we can use your snow for the margaritas!!! ☺ HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BURTHDAY JOEY!!!!!! PAWTY!!!!!!!! Oh, and BTW, I gots lots of bumps and lumps too....oh not THAT kind you dirty dog you!!! hehehehe
    Ruby ♥

  5. Happy Birthday Joey!! Congrats on 14 yrs. We have warmed up and some areas have flood warnings. Crazy weather.
    Stay Warm
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  6. Happy Birthday to YOU, Joey!!

    Hope that winter storm bypasses your area...we are not in the direct path of it, but we had some freezing drizzle...just enough so that I sort of slid off the sidewalk when I was in a hurry to get inside when growlmy got home from work. I didn't hurt more than my pride...growlmy said she inched from her car to the back porch! Yikes! Maybe pawppy will have another day at home...the Presidents gave him a holiday today, but he is supposed to be in the office tomorrow...though he can work from home if need be:)

    We are supposed to be in the 50's late in the week...what a seesaw this winter is:)

  7. HAPPY BIRFDAY dear sweet Joey.
    Glad to hear you've stocked up on foodables, an empty foodables cupboard is always a sad one!
    Now...about your Birfday CAKE....was it tasty? Did you share wiv Chester and the Peeps?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  8. Happy Birthday, Joey! We just happen to think that you're a very cute and handsome Senior☺

  9. Happy birthday Joey. We join you in the winter storm watch. We are getting a foot of it today and both lady and man are now working from home.

  10. Happy Birthday to you!! Geriatric, BOL
    Lily & Edward

  11. Happy birthday Joey! It looks freezing cold there guys! Stay warm!! We wouldn't mind some snow to cover the swamp that is now our yard...

    Tucker and Bianca

  12. ♫ HAPPY BIRFDAY JOSEPH ♫ We are sure that you will celebrate your SPECIAL day with tons of fun and Foodables...!!!

    Now about that Snow.... We currently have 8.5" and it is STILL coming down!!! YEP, you are gonna get a bunch TOO..... Mom just made Potty Paths fur US... We can't Even SEE over them the snow is so Deep.... Just sayin.

  13. Did you know Joseph that you and me was born on the same day AND our human grandboy, he is 15. Happy Birthday dear friend. stella rose

  14. Happy Belated Birthday, Joey Dog! *ear licks* Noodle