Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Leaves and Sticks

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

Dad has been trimming branches off the silver maple tree in my back yard. Wow! Look at this pile! 

He has a new cutting tool that allows him to reach way high up the tree. So he finally took out that spot where the Evil Squirrel Cartel keeps trying to build their central command center. You should have heard those squirrels cussing and swearing this afternoon when they came back from their morning of grand theft and petty larceny and they found their hide-out was gone!

 I gave them a good barking at, and told them to stay the heck out of my yard! Oh, and you know what else? The roaring dragon noisy screeching street cleaner machine monster came rumbling by this morning too. That thing usually makes the squirrels practically fly out of their trees and run like crazy to escape the sound.

Haha! It wasn't a good day for the Evil Squirrel Cartel!

In other news, ghostwriter is doing better with her new knee. She did a lot of walking today. The lady from Physical Therapy comes over twice a week. She puts ghostwriter through all sorts of contortions and measures the angles at which the knee bends and straightens, and adds more exercises to the routine. Ghostwriter just has one big wish right now: that's to be able to sleep on her side. I don't know what's so hard about that. 

Oh, and one more thing. I was worried that I wouldn't be able to make it to the Blogville Halloween Parade. Ghostwriter hasn't been able to go out shopping for a costume for me. But at the last minute she found a picture of me from a couple years ago and sent it in. I hope it's all right. 

I hope my dearest Princess Leah isn't too upset. I had told her I might not be able to accompany her to this event. But fortunately the moon is up early so I can give her a call. 


  1. Glad ghostwriter is seeing improvement. Lady's physiotherapist is making her learn to sleep on her back for her back. Lady says it sucks.

  2. Can you send your Dad here with that special tool so he can get up high in our columnar maple and knock that gigantic nest out of the tree? Those treerats drive us nuts when they camp out up there.

    Good for Mom - those exercises are killers, but so important to the good recovery.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  3. That's great to hear Ghostwriter is doing better. Our dad likes to trim our trees a lot too.

  4. The squirrel cartel needs to be shown who is the boss sometimes. Wind blew a nest out of our tree and Pierre found one of the smaller squirrels hiding in it. Uh-oh for that one. #SorryNotSorry

  5. So glad Ghostwriter is doing better and glad you are going to be in the Halloween parade
    Hazel & Mabel

  6. Good to know that your G.W. is s doing so much better.I do hope those angles get better too.
    Ha! homeless squirrels...those tree rats shall have to make an abode elsewhere!

    Maybe I can conjure up an oldie too for the parade...and then make a new one for Dalton...if he can sit still long enough, BOL!!!

  7. Yay for your dad and for the street cleaner truck! I hope the squirrels are thinking about relocating out of your yard now, Chester! We are sending ghostwriter even more healing vibes! She NEEDS to sleep on her side. It's more comfy.

  8. I am very glad to hear Ghostwriter is feeling a little better although I have no idea how she manages NOT sleeping on her side, wow, thats tough!!!!
    Oh, just a minute...is that the moon phone I ringing????.
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  9. Chester yay for GW...tell her we are cheering for her.
    I need a roaring dragon noisy screeching street cleaner machine monster to come to my street to make the squirrels run away. They are driving my dad nuts digging in his planters
    Hugs madi your bfff

  10. Your mom needs to study your sleeping on your side photo and copy your technique! Thanks for the shout out!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. Condogulations on your victory ovfur the ESC!! Maybe they'll all pack up and move to someone else's tree now, and leave your yard alone!

    It sounds like Ghostwriter is making a good recovery, with your help! Tell her to keep up the good work!

  12. We are so glad that your momma's knee is better, knees are hard to heal. Your dad does a great job trimming trees. We need more trees in our yard. No squirrels anymore where we live, just EDDIE. stella rose

  13. OMD CHESTER.... a BAD day fur the Evil Squirrels is a GRAND and GLORIOUS Day fur Dogdom. RIGHT???? We are so glad that their HIDE OUT has been removed. THAT is such grrrreat news fur YOU...

  14. We agree with Frankie and Ernie! A bad day for those squirrels is a great day for us! Rosy says she is booking her flight to come over and play with all those sticks!!
    Jakey, Rosy and Arty

  15. Dear Chester,

    Good job to everyone with your squirrels!

    Also, your paws are very cute.


  16. It’s so uncomfortable to not be able to sleep in your normal sleep position! Glad you’re on the mend though.

  17. Oh Chester, you're my HERO! I wish I could cut off some limbs on my trees and gets them out!
    Oh, and I likes your sleepin' technique....I also likes sleepin' on my side, and back, and stomach and upside down....wells, you gets the picture...hehehehee
    Ruby ♥

  18. Glad to hear that ghostwriter is feeling better! Our dad is crazy like that with the trees...he is always cutting down trees! BOL!

  19. SHE forgot to send in the photos! SHE said because she was busy with work, but WE think it's just a bad excuse!

    Miss Oswin and Mouse (Brom is still in transit) from Norway

    PS: SHE says that she remembers how she couldn't sleep on her stomach after her operation and she hated it! SHE was so glad when after a few weeks she turned over in her sleep and it was fine!

  20. Yard Fairy sign
    We think the Fairy must come back in the dark of night we never saw anyone the next day they were gone.
    Hugs madi and mom