Wednesday, March 1, 2017

I Passed

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

As you can see, we still have no snow! It's 64º outside. The wind is howling and the clouds are rolling by like crazy! 

But that's not what I'm writing about right now. 

Today I had to go see the vet! 

Yes, it was time for my annual check-up. Ghostwriter thought I wouldn't get a good report. She thought I'd need my teeth cleaned. But the vet said my teeth were perfect. She wondered about those lumps I have by my back leg, and on my throat. But the vet said they were harmless lipomas. Dad was wondering if my back knees and hips were OK, because sometimes I have a hard time going up the stairs. But the vet said my joints were fine, and my legs are well muscled. (Whoa, did you hear that my dearest Princess Leah? Well muscled!) In fact, I got a good score on my entire report card, except in the weight area. Apparently I could lose a few pounds. 

Well, I haven't exactly been getting much exercise lately because of all the mud in the back yard! While it doesn't bother me a bit, my humans don't like to have to clean up muddy footprints.

The last thing I had to do at the vet was to get a blood sample drawn to test for heartworm. I did a little growling during that procedure. But who likes being stuck with a big needle? The vet also wanted to look at the piece of my poop that Dad brought in a plastic bag. (Humans can be really weird!) Anyway, I got a clean bill of health, and some of those desiccated liver treats they have there. Yum! 

Oh, and ghostwriter still sounds like a squeaky toy when she talks. She's starting to feel a little better, but she's still real tired and achy, and has to use an inhaler thing for her lungs. She says it's the worst cold she's had in years! She feels terrible about not being able to go into work, especially right after having two weeks vacation. Her doctor said she wouldn't want to pass it on to the little old people at the nursing home, or her coworkers.

If you ask me, I'd say she should get back to eating regular food again. Jello and orange juice are not going to conquer that nasty bug! What she really needs is a half rack of good barbecued ribs, and a deep fried pickle from Sticky Lips!

Hey, don't forget to bring me home a doggie bag! 


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program to bring you a fast breaking news story. There is a high wind advisory with gusts up to 60mph in effect tonight until tomorrow morning. I've been pacing around for the past couple hours as blasts of wind make the house shake. Dad's satellite television reception has been getting messed up too. Thunderstorms are predicted later tonight as a cold front moves into the area. By tomorrow, winter will have returned!

We now return you to your regularly scheduled program already in progress.


  1. Good to hear you are in good health Chester. We hope the ghostwriter gets feeling better soon and be careful of those high winds
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  2. Congrats on passing your Vet test with flying colors!!
    Dory Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  3. Oh course you PASSED my Darling are PAWFECT!!!!!
    Get well soon Ghostwriter, sending you some healing licky kisses
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. So glad you passed with a clean bill of health.

  5. Good thing you passed. Perhaps your two-leggers will let you out a bit more now that they know you could loose a couple of grams.

    When I lived in the other house I used to have really bad tv when there was a storm. And I had to move the bed back to the wall at least once a month as well, because of all the walls moving!

    Mara from Norway

    PS: get well soon to your ghostwriter

  6. Bravo bravo Chester....WTG passing all those physical tests. MOLMOL We are purrty sure Princess Leah passed out cold when she heard about your muscles. Oh I hear rumblings about the D word when I go for my check up too. We do what we can but we don't wanna be too thin either.

    Oh boy did we have rain last night 1" in about 2 hours but we needed it. Wind howled here too but not at much as in your area.

    Tell GW we hope she is on a quick road to feeling better. Several of the peeps friends have had that Upper respiratory thing too. They say it is horrid
    Hugs madi your bfff and Mom

  7. Good to hear you are healthy, Chester! Tell your peeps you are just fluffy and don't need to go on one of those nasty D things.

    Hugs to your ghostwriter and hope she is feeling better soon. My grammy's care home is once again under quarantine due to another respiratory break out.

    Hugs to you and your momma.

  8. Good report friend. Always reassure them it's all muscle
    Happy Dr. Suess Day
    Lily & Edward

  9. YAY for a great vet report!!! Don't worry about the weight thing - those squirrels will have you in fine shape in no time at all.

    We have high wind warnings here too, and with how dry it is, there is a very high brush fire risk. We have our paws crossed that all those smokers don't toss their butts out the window.

    Happy Dr. Seuss Day!!!

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  10. OMD OMD WE are THRILLED to hear that your Dogtor gave you a GRAND repawt. Congratulations.
    That WIND came HOWLING through our neighborhood last night.. SCARY.
    Sorry that your mom STILL isn't 100%. You don't think she might have WORMS do you? We will send her some POTP..

  11. Why don't we lock your human and our Jan in a room where they can whoop and honk at each other while we all enjoy some barbecue ribs!

  12. Yay - you passed! That is awesome news, Chester! We hope Ghostwriter is back to 100% soon!

  13. We're glad to hear you got a good report from the vet. It sure was rocking and rolling outside yesterday. We hope you all were okay and didn't loose power.

  14. Paws up, Chester!! No worries about a bit of extra weight! It's called Winter weight!!! :) :)

    We're still hoping your Ghostwriter's recovery. OMD, this Crazy weather makes many humans get sick. It's been so mild until yesterday and freezing temperature kicked in. Stay warm, guys!

    Momo & Pinot

  15. WooooHoooooooo!!!!! Way to go dude! I am so glads you passed all your tests! You are one smart puppers! BOL!!! Oh, and I thinks it's a conspiracy with all the vetties around the worlds to make all the puppers go on DIETS!!!! it's just diabolical!!! If you wants, I can sneak you a few extra I CAN'T! I'M ON A DIET TOO!!!! pfffffft to the vetties!!! sigh...
    Ruby ♥

  16. From Pocket: Way to go. Not so much for me. I am having my teeth cleaned and some extracted on the 29th. Sigh. Keep up the good teeth work my friend. I wouldn't wish dental work on a mean cat

  17. Crikey Chester ...... good for you. Fit and healthy, aye?? Now to get the ghostwriter fit and healthy too.

  18. I don't think you are overweight...just fluffy! I hope your ghostwriter feels better soon. The crazy weather can't be helping. Stay safe ♥

  19. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! I am glad you are healthy! Even if going to the Vet is No Fun. Especially the needle part. Winter and spring can't make up their mind here either! I also hope for more snow before Winter is totally done, because snow is so much fun! On the other paw, warmer days means our person takes us on longer Walks, and also I love the feel of the sun on my fur. I guess I can't make up my mind either! Stay safe in your storm!