Sunday, July 31, 2016

Joey's Photo Collection

This is The Daily Bone, and I'm your grieving doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.

As you probably know, my esteemed and very dear colleague, mentor, and best friend Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel passed away early Saturday morning, peacefully, at home with ghostwriter and Dad holding him and petting him. In his memory, I'd like to present a collection of photos of our Joey dog. They are in no particular order.

Joey's movie star picture.

Hugs with Miss Ginger.

Ready for dinner! I'll have one of each, please.

Creative sleeping.

Actually, I'm quite comfy.

Zoomies in the crunchy leaves.


Me worry about snow? Nope!

Hike at Mendon Ponds Park.

Making funny faces.

Dashing through the snow!

A couple old photos of Joey with Charisma and Miss Ginger.

We have countless pictures of Joey dog food watching. He always got a sample of the food and rarely was there something he didn't like. 

I'm going to have a hard time filling in for him. I just don't have his steady concentration.

I'm gonna miss you, buddy.

Ghostwriter and Dad and I would like to say thanks to everyone who sent their condolences to us in the last day, and POTP, Airezen, healing vibes, hopes, prayers, hugs and kisses and purrs, during the week before. A special thank you to Madi, downhomeinnc for putting Joey on the Blogville POTP site blogvillepotp, and Marty Manx and the gang for devoting an entire post to Joey dog. martythemanx  Blogville and the pet blogging community, you are the best! 


  1. What beautiful photos of Joey who was both loving and loved. We can learn so much from a dog like Joey. Thank you Joey for being a great dog and may you have total freedom!
    Louis Dog Armstrong and Laura (Mimi)

  2. Crikey Chester .... We are going to miss him, aye? He was some bloke!!! You will have a hard time filling in for him but you'll do it Chester. You're quite a bloke yourself you know!!! That couch is going to feel mighty empty for a while, aye? Maybe you could pretend that I'm snuggling there with you. I'm a great snuggler. Snuggles to you, Chester!!!

  3. A great tribute to your brother! We are sending hugs to all the family because we know how much you are missing Joey.

  4. Oh, what a beautiful tribute to sweet Joey Dog ~ I knows he will be missed sooooo very much. Chester, it's gonna be tough tryin' to fill his furry paws, butts I thinks you will do a good job, cause he was a pawsome teacher. You and your peeps are in my thoughts always. Sendin' {{{{hugs}}}} and slobbery kisses....♥
    Ruby ♥

  5. What a wonderful tribute to Joey Dog. We are truly going to miss his beautiful happy spirit. Thank you for sharing him with us.
    Luvs and a big {{hug}}
    Marty,the Gang and Mom

  6. Such wonderful memories of Joey, a wonderful life celebrated.
    hugs and prayers to comfort you
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  7. My Mom is crying - she worked a real long day and just now saw this. Joey was my dear friend, we danced together and we laughed together, and he always made us smile.

    Our hearts are heavy tonight - thanks for sharing the pictures.

    I always will love Joey dog.

    Abby Lab

  8. My Mom is crying - she worked a real long day and just now saw this. Joey was my dear friend, we danced together and we laughed together, and he always made us smile.

    Our hearts are heavy tonight - thanks for sharing the pictures.

    I always will love Joey dog.

    Abby Lab

  9. What a beautiful tribute to handsome Joey. Huge hugs to ghostwriter and to your dad and to you, Chester. We sure did love your brother♥

  10. What a WONDERFUL life you gave this sweet dog. <3

  11. We have been gone from here since Thursday. We are so sorry to read about Sweet Joey. Our hearts are hurting for you. Thank you for sharing all your memories with us this morning, he was quite the gift to your family. stella rose and momma

  12. My deepest sympathy to you and your family. All the wonderful memories of the time spent with Joey will help get you through the hard days. Run young and free again, Joey.

  13. I am so very, very sorry about Joey. He was a wonderful dog and will be sorely missed. All of our love, The Barking from the Bayou gang. ♥

  14. Chester, GW and Dad...
    You are so very welcomed. Molly and Mackie sent us an early morning email about your precious Joey's passing. We do wish we had known Joey better but for sure now that we have found you we will get to know you. I can see from Joey's photo gallery he lived life to the fullest, was a foodie (like Moi) and most of all I can tell how very very much he was loved. When my human sis was a wee girl and had to take a nap, she would ask Mom how long she had to nap. Mom would say about 2 hours. To Sis that was a very long time. So when she told me my peeps she loved them she would say, "she loved them two hours and a bunch". I know you all loved Joey 2 hours and a bunch and he loved to that much too.
    Hugs madi your new kitty friend

  15. I'm so very sorry for your loss. He looked like a sweet little guy!

  16. Joey was a dog after my own heart! I'm sure he's feasting like a champ now, up at the Rainbow Bridge. Don't worry about filling his paws, Chester! Your paws are just as wunnerful!

  17. Me an'mom r so furry much sad that we just heard'bout dear Joey earlier 2-day. My mom sed she thought we wuz followin'u butt guess not - now we iz. Dear Chester, I know what it iz like 2 loze a doggy bruther who meant so much - my bruther Shiloh b-came an angel at the Rainbow Bridge earlier this year an'it still hurtz. Me'an mom loved all the pikchurez - Joey wuz a speshal little doggy an'I know u r 2 - u will make him proud of everything u lerned frum him.

    Angel Joey iz eatin'now an'runnin'free an'playin'at the Rainbow Bridge - just waitin'4 the day he will c u'all agin.
    Lady Shasta of Beaglebratz Manor

    1. We remember when your dear Shiloh left for the Rainbow Bridge. We were crying for days! We're sure our Joey is romping around with Shiloh right now and they're both having a great time.

  18. Those are some wonderful photos. It is so nice in this digital age that we can have so many photos of the lives and times the dogs and hoomans are together. Run free Joey!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  19. A lovely tribute you and your Ghostwriter put together.
    Dear Joey was such a sweet pup and a clown too. We are glad we got to know him and you and your furmily here in Blogville.
    You are a good reporter Chester, so we know that you will be able to do the foodable reporting well. It will just be in your paw-style, cause your paws are pawsome too, you do know that, right??

    Joey will be loved and cherished forever in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.

    ((((((( ♥ )))))))

  20. We are SOOOOOO very sorry fur your loss... butt bless his heart... Joey has left us with SO MANY wonderful memories to cherish and to help us through the rough times...
    We know he is running Free and Fast with our other furends who have gathered on the Other Side of the Bridge.

    PeeS... you asked about Winners fur the Pawlympics... WE say... EVERY PAWLYMPIAN is a WINNER so no actual SINGLE WINNER will come from our event... THEY will ALL WIN... No Prizes or Awards or Medals are Needed... it's all good.

  21. Oh my goodness! This is not the news I was expecting when I logged in. Chester, Ghostwriter, and Dad: Mom and I are so deeply saddened to hear about Joey Dog. He was beautiful, smart, and so very loved. Wet will miss him terribly. *Ear licks* and *hugs*

  22. Dear Chester, Ghostwriter and dad,
    we just learned this very sad news on Princess Leah's bloggy. We didn't expect sweet Joey Dog would go cross the bridge so soon. We're so sad and feel helpless. Thank you for sharing great memories with him and his siblings.

    Run free, Joey Dog! You'll be missed forever.

    Momo, Pinot and mom

  23. What great memories of Joey. Thanks for reminding us of what a special boy he was.

  24. We have just now seen this beautiful, but so sad posting. Sharing prayers on the loss of your dear Joey, may he run free beyond the rainbow.

  25. Chester I have found memories of reading Joey's reports on what was for dinner in your home
    You and the angel siblings always give/gave me smiles
    Hugs Cecilia