Monday, October 31, 2016

Out For The Night

Greeting friends and ghouls. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. It's Halloween today! 

Last night I had to stay home while ghostwriter and Dad went to my favorite miniature human's house for a birthday pumpkin carving party for my Jessy human. 

Today ghostwriter is working yet again! I'm going to the big Blogville Howl-o-ween party at Dory's place. Please be sure to visit and check out all the funny costumes and boo-licious yum yum treats! Here's a sneak peek of me and my dearest Princess Leah:

Visit Dory's party here:

In the meantime, I found some great Halloween music videos to entertain you while I'm gone. Ghostwriter would like to know how many of you out there remember these oldies.

I hope you have a wonderful Halloween! And remember:

Saturday, October 29, 2016

First Snow And Other News

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

My ghostwriter continues to work all kinds of crazy hours and has been neglecting The Daily Bone. Even these pictures of me are from a week ago! But I will do my best to give you the news. For one thing, we woke up one morning and it had snowed! 

Check it out!

Wow! Snow!

The cold snow made the local birdies very hungry. Loyal readers may remember Mr. Seedcruncher, the CEO of Sparrows Incorporated, with whom I made a deal last year regarding me keeping the Evil Squirrel Cartel out of the birdie feeder. In exchange they bought the arbor vitae bushes behind our back yard fence, and built a luxury sparrow apartment complex, along with a convention center for sparrow activities such as concerts and fights. I have lifetime free tickets to these events! Here's his successor, Mr. Maxwell Flit who renewed our contract for another year.

He had his entire family crammed in the window birdie feeder that snowy day! I also saw the Junco Snowbird Winter Games Committee Chairman Gordon Whitebeak waiting for a peck at the seeds too. When the juncos arrive here from Canada, it means winter is not far behind. See him on the window sill on the left? He was wondering where the suet cakes were. 

I'll have to hurry up and place an order with Dad so he'll get some of those right away! It'll be great to have both sparrows and juncos around this winter. Imagine the entertainment value of sparrow kick-boxing exhibitions, and junco jiu-jitsu matches too! 

Really! Those little birdies sure know how to fight!

Our business transactions did not go without notice by an Evil Squirrel Cartel spy. I've seen this character a few times. He has a stubby face and short ears. I didn't catch his name yet. Perhaps he's an heir to Fatty White-ears or alias Twinkletoes. If anyone knows his name, please let me know.

And don't worry birdies. I'll be keeping that varmint out of the birdie seeds!


The snow didn't last long. In fact today, it was warm enough to open all the windows. Ghostwriter took a few pictures of the colorful leaves.


This just in! My favorite miniature human Ryan got a new car!

I hope he's a better driver than these guys: 

Dog Eat Doug

Ballard Street

I think that's enough news for now. 

I'm going to take a nap and dream about snow. 

Spotted the other day: brand new snow plow. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Mystery Of The Severed Hands

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

Halloween madness is afoot everywhere. Even at my house, my humans tried to think of a good Halloween costume for me. Here they thought I could be the most scary thing ever: a litigation lawyer! But they kind of messed up the concept with their choice of ties. I wasn't very thrilled about this wardrobe accessory to say the least. 

What the heck is this thing? 

Oh, I know! It's a new leash!

Can we go for walkies now?

Then they thought they'd squash me into Miss Ginger's old skeleton costume. She had black furs and was a petite little girlie doggie. This was a perfect costume … for her!

You have GOT to be kidding me!

But anyway, I suppose you have been wondering about that picture ghostwriter posted on our October 20th report. You know, the one with the severed hands crawling out of a brief case? 

Those hands belong to her collection of squeaky toys that are not squeaky toys, otherwise known as  dolls by Integrity Toys. She's been collecting these for many years.

You see, collectors like to dress their dolls in lots of different clothes. But the styles are limited because it's very hard to put certain clothes on the dolls when their fingers get stuck on the fabric, or the sleeve doesn't fit over the hand. So Integrity invented removable hands so clothes and jewelry can be taken on and off the doll easily. These dolls also come with an extra pair of hands that are in different positions so the doll can hold a purse or something. See the watch on this guy? The only way to put it on is to remove the hand first. 

Ghostwriter doesn't collect many dolls anymore. But she still likes to go to the conventions to see all her collector friends. Her office has shelves full of dolls!

When I was a pup, I snatched one of these dolls off the shelf and ran around the house playing keep-away with it. I got into BIG trouble for that! Now I know that no matter how much like a squeaky toy ghostwriter's dolls look, I am never to touch them! 

Now, about that walk … 

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Yum Yum Saturday

Greetings friends and fans! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

You have probably noticed I haven't posted a Saturday Yum Yum report recently. My esteemed and late associate Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel would not be very happy about this. So here's my report!

Ghostwriter's good friend and coworker Gigi, who is from the Philippines, made some coconut sticky rice rolled in banana leaves. At first I didn't know what they were.

But when ghostwriter unrolled them … Wow! They smelled amazing! I only got a tiny pinch to taste because ghostwriter and Dad ate them all up. They said it was just the right chewy texture, and the coconut taste was subtle. The banana leaf gave it a hint of green tea flavor.

Moving on, here are some more traditional dinners in our house. We're gradually changing over to our winter menu as the days get cooler. 

Spaghetti with grilled sausage, and steamed vegetables. 

Rotisserie  chicken from Wegmans, bread and butter, and fresh green beans.

Grilled steak, asparagus, and wild rice.

I found a few funnies about food too. 

Mother Goose and Grim

Red and Rover

I think Joey dog would have approved of this report! 

Thursday, October 20, 2016

And Now For Something Totally Different

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

We checked back to see what was happening exactly two years ago on this day. Surprisingly, it was almost the same as what ghostwriter did yesterday! Worked a double overnight shift! (She needs to stop doing those!) So without further ado, here it is! 


This is The Unofficial Daily Bone and you know who I am by now! OK. Ghostwriter is now brain dead, flat-lining, kaput, zonked, and zombified. She had to cover that midnight shift at work, and hasn't slept since Saturday night. So here's our chance to slip something totally different into our doggie blog.

First up, in the spirit of Halloween and "The Bone" we pick every day, here's a funny joke: 

For you science geeks out there, here's a recent, and spooky photo of the Sun: 

For our doggie friends who like to dig: 

Maybe that's why this thing was parked in our driveway last summer …

Here are Dad and Joey dog being silly:

Surprise! It's not a spider! 

Wow! Look at the new National Geographic Magazine cover! 

And finally, a video that has nothing to do with doggies and everything to do with zombies. 

Don't worry ghostwriter. I wrote The Daily Bone for you this evening. You just go to bed and get some sleep.

Getting back to October 20, 2016, I have a few more unauthorized items I'd like to show you. 

Our Joanna human defrosted her freezer and found a frozen head in there! 

Wooooo! Scary! 

And … here is what Dad posted on FB about ghostwriter:

This was my wife after working a double eve/nite shift! I laid low!

Oh, oh! Dad's in trouble now!

Now for my final item, here is another hint of where ghostwriter went to in Chicago: