Wednesday, August 31, 2016


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

It was raining this morning! Hooray! The grass is finally greening up, and the garden is looking better. Do you see Garden Buddha in the picture below? He's found a nice cozy place where he's protected from the rain by the surrounding plants. 

Ghostwriter is wishing she had more flowers this summer, but between the drought, and her being sick in June and July, she wasn't able to plant much. However, I wanted to point out that there are still lots of things that are growing like crazy in the yard. 

You see? Happy green things growing everywhere!

Monday, August 29, 2016

I Got A Pressie!

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

Dad brought in the mail Saturday afternoon, and there was a package. It was postmarked from the UK! I knew right away it was for me! 

There was a card inside from my dearest Princes Leah! Wow! And there was not one, but two squeaky tennis balls! My favorite! 

I was so happy and excited, that ghostwriter could hardly get a good photo of me. 

I played with them all day! Of course, you know, tennis balls are naturally quite capricious. They tried to hide under the furniture. I kept Dad pretty busy moving things for me. 

I sang many songs to them. One I hid in my doggie bed in the corner. the other one I took a nap with. 

I'm a happy doggie! 

Thank you thank you thank you! I love them! It was so kind of you to think of little old me on the other side of the Pond! You're the greatest, dearest, most thoughtful, and beautiful girlfriend a doggie could ever have! 

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

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

We just have a special picture to show you today. You may have seen it before on earlier posts, but it's one of the very few which includes all three of our angels: Charisma, Joey dog, Miss Ginger.

Our Patron Saint Old Charisma came to our family when the four siblings were still school age. She was always there to make good times better, and help everyone through their tough times too. Ghostwriter says she could call for any of the siblings, and Charisma would always come running. 

Miss Ginger (AKA Princess Poo Poo) was a diva. She provided music during the first five minutes of every meal. She had a lot of eye problems, starting with juvenile cataracts, then glaucoma, followed by dry eye, and became completely blind by the time she was 7 years old. That didn't dampen her spirits, though. She still lead the way on walks, and was never afraid of thunder storms.  She was ghostwriter's little girlie and she made the journey across the Rainbow Bridge in 2010. 

As many readers know, our Joey dog passed away one month ago. He was Doggie Chief Inspector, comestibles division, and founder of the Yum Yum Coalition, and my esteemed colleague. We all miss him terribly. But we take comfort knowing he is in good company with Charisma and Ginger, and all the other wonderful and dearly loved pets across the Rainbow Bridge. 

We never forget our angels!

Here are a few links to some of our good friends who are also celebrating this day: 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Yummy Saturday And Trucks Too

Hello everybody. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your dedicated doggie reporter
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

It's been exactly four weeks since my esteemed colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I'm continuing to honor his memory by posting pictures of me carrying on his long tradition of food watching. I must say, I'm getting better at it now, and it's winning me some tasty  morsels too! 

Grilled pork chop, green beans, corn on the cob. Yummy!

Salad with roasted vegetables and poppy seed dressing. Meh.

Well, I had to give my honest opinion. I really wasn't very crazy about that salad. I thought the roasted vegies tasted better the day before. 

Pork chop breaded with turkey stuffing, roasted vegies, baked potato. Mmmmmmm.

I still make some mistakes. 

Holy guacamole! What the heck is that green stuff?

I'll finish that burrito if you can't!

Here are some food-related comics that I'm sure Joey dog would approve of.

In other news, ghostwriter caught these pictures of an awesome truck crossing an intersection. My favorite miniature human, Ryan, would love to see this!

Before the light changed, a big white truck came along too! Wow! 

When ghostwriter went to look for a  picture of Ryan's trucks, look what came up in the search:

It's Princess Monster Truck! Hooray!

But seriously, here's a picture of Ryan's trucks after he tucked them in all nice and comfy for a nap:

Finally, ghostwriter went way back in her archives to find an early photo of Joey dog food watching. She says it was probably from around the summer of 2014. 

Pasta with meat sauce, steamed vegetables,watermelon balls.

He was such a professional!

PS. If you don't know who Princess Monster Truck is, check out this link:

Friday, August 26, 2016

National Dog Day

Hooray! It's National Dog Day today! I am your excited doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel, and this is a special edition of The Daily Bone. 

I will now entertain you with some blooper funny faces I made during various photo sessions. 

Joey dog.

I bet we made you laugh! I hope you have a great National Dog Day! 


Thursday, August 25, 2016

More Pokèmon And Ninja Turtles Too!

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

As I reported a couple weeks ago, the humans have been going crazy over a game called Pokèmon Go. Apparently, it's causing huge crowds that block roadways in big cities as everyone tries to catch imaginary creatures that only show up on the screen of smart phones.

Our Florida associate Miss Charlee's been having a problem with those little Pokèmon things showing up right in her own home! 

Thank you Chester. As you can see, there is a squiggly purple Pokèmon thing right in my living room! I've concluded that this probably has something to do with my predecessor Professor Braydie Spiker's research on paranormal squeaky toys. Don't worry. It'll go away soon. Oh, here's a picture of Professor Braydie below resting after a busy day of scientific discovery.

Snorlax has got nothing on you, Professor!

I also have to report that last Saturday my humans left me home alone all day to deal with these annoying Pokèmon figments, while they went to visit some turtles at Loggerhead Marinelife Center. I hope they weren't the Ninja kind! 

Here are a few pictures.

I guess it was OK, because that place rescues sea turtles, takes care of them if they're injured or sick, then releases them back into the Ocean. 

Oh,oh! Gotta go now. There's food!

Thank you Miss Charlee! 

Gee, I hope those Pokèmon things don't come to my house!

Random Joey dog photo from January 2015.