Sunday, December 31, 2017

Year 2017

Greetings loyal readers. This is a special edition of The Daily Bone. I'm your cheerful doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.
It is the last day of 2017!

Here's a look back at the year:

JANUARY 2017, we had only a little snow.

It came in sudden squalls. 

But didn't amount to much.

On January 10, our dear Oma fell down in her house, bumped her head, and had to go to the hospital. Here is the view from her room. Those clouds in the distance are all over Lake Ontario. She was able to go back home after that, and was all right for a while.

In FEBRUARY 2017 I had to go to a doggie jail hotel!

I was abandoned there for several days! 

I later found out this was so that ghostwriter and Dad could fly on a big jet to Florida …

Landing in Miami.

… and attend a beautiful wedding.

Jessy and Dan.

In MARCH of 2017, we got a big wind storm! 

It knocked out power all over the area, and blew down our next-door neighbor's tree. It's a good thing we have a generator, so we were able to keep the house warm and the lights on.

Then, we finally got a snow storm! 

Wow! Snow and icicles! 

Hooray for snow zoomies! 

By the time APRIL 2017 started, the snow was all gone! 

Flowers were growing like crazy and the grass was nice and green!

Birdies were suddenly everywhere! 

Ghostwriter an arthroscopy done on her left knee. I don't know what that means, but she got to stay home with me and Dad for a couple months. 

In MAY of 2017 we watched the baby robins grow up.

Ghostwriter had two cocoons in her office that Dad had found under the birch tree. 

One of them hatched into a huge and beautiful Polyphemus moth. 

Ryan helped us let the moth go on the birch tree.

JUNE 2017 was a bit rainy at times. 

We found a nest of baby chipping sparrows. Look at the blue thread the mama sparrow used to build her nest! Amazing!

As we watched them grow, we realized that one of the babies was actually a cowbird. Cowbirds lay their eggs in the nests of other birdies and let them raise the baby. 

Meanwhile, the second cocoon hatched. What a beauty!

JULY 2017 rolled around with nice summery weather. July is when we take time to remember our angels Miss Ginger and Joey dog. Miss Ginger crossed the Rainbow Bridge in July of 2010. Joey dog went in July of 2016. 

We never forget our angels!

Charisma, Joey, and Ginger.

We had lots of thunderstorms …

… and spectacular sunsets. 

In AUGUST 2017 we didn't write many posts. Ghostwriter was back to work three days a week, and our dear Oma had to go to a nursing home. Ghostwriter had to drive to visit her twice a week. 

There was a solar eclipse! In our area it was only a partial eclipse, but we got some pictures of it.

SEPTEMBER 2017 was a busy month! Oma was well enough to visit us and celebrate her 91st birthday. 

Hurricane Irma blasted the state of Florida. Fortunately, my Florida associate Miss Charlee and her humans only had minor damage to their house! 

I got a new kitty cat cousin named Hannibal. He was adopted from Lollypop Farms, a local animal shelter. I now have three kitty cat cousins! Wow! 

Look at all the yummy pears we harvested from our tree in the back yard! 

In OCTOBER 2017, ghostwriter's left knee was still bothering her, so she got a new one! 

I have experience in nursing now, and kept a close eye on ghostwriter the entire month! 

Meanwhile, Ryan went to a farm and bought his pumpkins. 

This month was mostly sunny and summer-like, with only a few storms. 

NOVEMBER 2017 brought us a bit of snow. 

We hardly needed the snow plow to roll by.

Here's a woolly bear caterpillar! He's probably the last of the season. 

My Jessy human came all the way from Florida to visit me! Hooray!

DECEMBER 2017 started with a super moon! 

It snowed on and off. We enjoyed watching the birdies in our yard. (I dealt with that squirrel later.)

Our Oma came over to visit on Christmas. 

I'd say it was a very good year! 



  1. HAPPEE NEW YEAR Chester. Sounds like u had a bizy year with all your peepz an'keepin'watch on your estate. Shure hope your 2018 iza good one too!
    Lady Shasta'n Miss Maizie

  2. You had a very exciting year, Chester. Happy New Year!

  3. You sure had an eventful year. May 2018 be filled with live, laughter and belly rubs.

  4. Wow!! Love this post, Chester!! Happy New Year!

    Momo & Pinot xo

  5. What a great recap of your year. WE so love sharing the world you love in full of beauty (and good food!)

    Abby Lab

  6. Hidey Ho Chester...OMCs what a great report on 2017 from the best reporter E V E R!
    What a year. Ups and downs and in betweens...
    Ranchanna has a very nice sign so I'm expecting the service was stellar!
    Happy New Years my friend
    Hugs madi yoru bfff

  7. You and your family sure did have a very event-filled year, Chester!!! And now as we put 2017 to bed, let's hope for all wonderful things in 2018,

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  8. What a year you had!
    Enjoyed seeing you and Princess Leah at the pawty!
    Hazel & Mabel

  9. What an exciting year you had. Thank you for sharing it with us. I am looking forward to another year of adventures.

  10. Hey Chester, it looks like you've had an action-packed year that was just positively Pawsome!
    Great to see your Oma made a full recovery - and I do love the snow zoomies!
    lots of licks and good wishes for the year ahead, Morrie :)

  11. You and your peeps have kept real busy in 2017! We wish you a happy and healthy 2018!!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  12. It sounds like you had a great year. And well done for caring for Oma and Ghostwriter!!

    Hope 2018 will bring you more greatness.

    Mara, Brom and Miss Oswin from Norway

  13. We sure had some crazy weather this year. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  14. Wow, that was quite a year. Nice review! Happy New Year! May 2018 be the best year yet!

    Stay Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. You have nicely summarized the whole year into one compressed unit! You were a busy pup and the year was quite eventful!