Saturday, June 25, 2016

Pawlympics Challenge Plus Saturday With Joey Dog


This is a TDB fast breaking news alert! We're your dedicated doggie reporters Chester L. W. Spaniel, and Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel. The Daily Bone will be hosting an event in the Blogville Pawlympics on August 10, 2016. The challenge will be Ear Flapping! 

This will be an event for, but not limited to, our long-eared breeds. Send a still photo of your doggie running or jumping with his or her ears flapping like the one below. You may also enter a photo of your doggie with his or her head hanging out the car window, or even sitting in the wind or in front of a fan. Anything that induces spectacular ear flappage! 

Send your entries to: Christinersrn at gmail dot com by July 15.

Please note, we do not expect anyone to take  off like Dumbo in the cartoon above, but we like to think about it for inspiration. 

We now return to your regularly scheduled program already in progress:

Hello everybody. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your exasperated doggie host
Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel.

I finally got a picture of my favorite home cooked meal before I ate it all. Here is ground beef with potatoes, barley and vegetables. Doesn't it look delicious?

1 pound of 80% lean ground beef
3 or 4 potatoes unpeeled and cut into chunks
1/2 cup carrots chopped
1/4 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup barley

Put first 4 ingredients in a big pot with enough water to cover, and place over high heat. Break up the ground beef with a metal spoon or spatula. When the whole thing comes to a boil, add the barley. Stir well. Reduce heat and let simmer, stirring occasionally, until barley is soft. Add more water if it seems dry. It makes enough for several meals depending on the size of your doggie.

We had a little lesson in food watching yesterday. I don't think my capricious associate Chester L. W. Spaniel will ever get it right! First, I'll demonstrate proper technique. You must sit or stand quietly, and stare soulfully up at the food and your human. 

Enter Chester:

Sit still, doofus!

No! Don't stick your tongue out! That's rude! 

Hey, now where are you going?

Oh, you're back. What did I tell you about sticking your tongue out? 

OK. I give up! 


One of my humans found a picture of me food watching in my younger years. 

And now for a few funnies. I hope you have a great weekend! And don't forget to send your fabulous ear flapping photos to us by July 15!

Fred Basset

On a Claire Day

The Other Coast

Oooooo! Dinner time again!


  1. We know we have some ear flappage pictures around somewhere...we will have our assistant look for them!

    We are a big believer of the soulful stare, Joey!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  2. Ear flapping!!! we will have to see what we can do with that one!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  3. We need to start practicing flapping our ears! Mom says there must be a button on us somewhere to activate☺ You look so adorable sitting at the table in your bib, Joey!

  4. Love the last cartoon! Hmmmmm, we wonder if pointy ears can flop!

  5. We don't think we will have ever get our ears to flap unless we get some "extensions":)

    Yummy food - bet it didn't last long.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  6. My ears *sometimes* sort of flap...I will tell the petcretary to find the few pics she has of me 'flapping'...but they are kind of blurry, BOL!

    We had some good giggles here today:)

    ByTheWay, we posted our Ironingboardman pictures today:

  7. Ear flapping, we can´t wait to see the pictures :)

  8. I thinks I got an earflappin' knows my ears can do ANYTHINGS! BOL!!
    loves loves loves the foodables!!! would it count if I left all the carrots and peas??? hehehe
    Ruby ♥

  9. This will be an exciting event fur sure!!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

    1. I know you guys do some great ear flapping action! I hope you enter!

    2. I know you guys do some great ear flapping action! I hope you enter!

  10. Got it!...mum has made a note for me to remember and send in a picture (probably of Hamish) for the Blogville Pawlympics....williamthelurcher ;)

    1. ...Oh, mum asks, are entries limited to One per blogger or can we add a couple of pics? ...♥william

    2. Please enter one picture per dog to be fair. You can enter both William and Hamish. The more the merrier!

    3. That does sound fair thanks Chester :)

  11. We know Walter can participate in your Pawlympic event but it might be a bit of a challenge for Millie.

  12. Mmmmm, dinner at your house always looks so fresh and healthy! We all love the pea pods....nom nom nom!

    Wyatt and Tegan

  13. I think I shall have to start practising my ear flapping technique!

    I must say that food looks delicious! Oh my dogness! Mom, you have to start cooking like that for me!!!