Sunday, January 1, 2017

The First Day Of The Year

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

As you can see, we have no snow right now.

It's fairly warm, and the bright sun is making me squint.

Oh, and there's lots of mud! 

But that's OK after several days of gloomy, cloudy weather. 

Ghostwriter had to work last night, and got home just in time to watch the countdown to the new year. And then we all went to sleep!

So we're just having a quiet day at home today. I just have a few odds and ends to report now. 

Ghostwriter got some funeral flowers last night. The local funeral homes often bring their extra or unwanted flower arrangements to the nursing home where ghostwriter works. The residents then take the arrangements apart and make new ones to put on their dinner tables and around the place. It's actually one of their favorite activities, even though it might seem a bit morbid at first. (Gee, I wonder who died?) Well, several arrangements arrived last evening and nobody had time to rearrange them yet. So ghostwriter took a few flowers home with her. Don't worry, there are lots left for the little old ladies to work with today! 

In other news, I found a few snowman (aka snowfreak) comics for my friends frankie and Ernie. 

Brewster Rockit*

The Barn

Dad's multi-tasking today. He's watching football on TV, while working on his ancestry stuff on his laptop. (See me sleeping on the couch on the right?) 

His favorite team is the Buffalo Bills, even though they're not the winning-est team! 

I peeked out the window once in a while.

But there were no signs of the Evil Squirrel Cartel. I wonder what they're up to? 

 Moving on, here's a picture of the Moon and Venus. It's been a long time since we've seen a clear sky, at least when ghostwriter has been home to take pictures. This picture was taken just after the sun went down. I've got till 8:25pm to have a talk with my dearest Princess Leah. I hope she's looking at the moon where she is. 

Later, we decided to watch some funny videos. This one is ghostwriter's favorite: 

If you have more time, check out this longer version too:

You know, I still have some studying to do for my final exams from the Blogville Police Department. Wow, I  hope I pass. This instructional video has taught me how to recognize some classic thug behavior. I'm pretty sure I've got this down, though.

Yo. Bring it on!

*Ghostwriter likes this Brewster Rockit comic she just discovered. Check out his space ship:


  1. We had a pretty quiet day here today too. No snow, but some nice sunshine.

    Your Mom got some very pretty flowers - fresh flowers always brighten up the house:)

    Happy New Year!!!

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  2. I wish i could gets some snow! I love your Moms flowers, they are super purty!!! I'm still studying for finals too butts I am sure I will pass....I gots it in with the Sheriff....☺
    Anyhu, I hope you and your peeps have a most FABulous 2017!!!!! And tells Ghostwriter that she needs to take a few days off ~ she deserves it!
    Ruby ♥

  3. Hazuzu and I wish you a grreat 2017! It has been so good getting to know you!
    Your Furend
    Louis Dog Armstrong

  4. I fink da evil skwerrils all moved here.

  5. What a great idea to make new flower arrangements! Flowers are so cheerful! We love your new blog look, Chester☺

  6. Happy New Year to yu an yur fam!

    Luv the new look on yur bloggy thingy.

  7. It sure was nice to see the sun yesterday. Today we are back to gloomy and rainy weather. Those flowers sure are a nice way to brighten up a room.

  8. Nice idea for the flowers. They will brighten the days of the residents. Better get your uniform on and head over to the inauguration cuz they're short pawed.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy and Stanley

  9. Guess what: we had snow today! Not much, but I was very happy! Although most of it was gone by the time I was off work.

    Love the last cartoon.

    Mara from Norway

  10. Dear Chester...OMCs I hope you don't get tired of me saying this but golly gee good buddy we just love how you put your blog together and tie in so many related subjects and make us LOL/MOL at your cartoons. Snowmen and popcorn that is too funny.
    I bet dollars to doughnuts Princess Leah was up you know she is queen of pupucino which have caffeine so for sure she was awake.
    We think it is such a nice thing that there are flowers donated that can continue to bring beauty
    Hugs madi your bffffffff

  11. How nice the flowers get a second chance at being beautiful for someone.
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  12. I think you started the year off in marvelous fashion. Nothing like being at home resting with pretty flowers. Wishing you a very happy New Year

  13. It is always nice when the sun decides to shine for us. Your cartoons made us laugh. ☺

  14. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Happy New Year! What a beautiful sunny day to start a beautiful year! And a nap too. Pawfect!

  15. It was noce around here on New Year's Day, too...and now?? Brrrrr! And the snow machine (aka lake effect), has taken over our part of the world.

    1. Oops!

      Happy New Year!!
      You had an eventful start to the year...I just mostly had long naps interrupted with barking sessions, BOL!