Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The King of Spain

Hello my loyal readers and serfs! (Or is that smurfs?) Anyway, this is The Daily Bone and I'm your aristocratic doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.

Dad has been really interested in researching his ancestry for quite a while. He can track his relatives back hundreds of years, and spends lots of time squinting at fuzzy old documents from churches and towns in places like Finland and Cornwall, searching for more connections. I'll bet in a couple years, he'll be tracking his forefathers back to the Cave Man Days! Hooray!

So I did a little research about myself. Do you know what I found out? Spaniel means someone from Spain! Yes, spaniels of all types originally came from Spain. There is even a possibility that cocker spaniels sailed on the Mayflower with the pilgrims! 

However, I seem to have lost that awesome Spanish accent. Now I'm just a regular pup, and not pretentious at all! Well, unless it comes to squeaky toys. Whenever one of my humans comes home from work or shopping or whatever, I find my favorite squeaky toy or tennis ball and prance around with it to show them that I am the proud owner of said squeaky toy, and you can't have it! Nope, nope, nope. The tennis ball is always MINE! 

Hey Dad, hurry up with that pizza! 


  1. King Chester - has a great sound to it:) Nothing like a PIece of PIzza PIe on National PI Day:)

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  2. King Chester. That fits. Now go have a piece of pizza pi!

  3. Right you are, Chester! Our tennis balls are very precious to us!

  4. Pizza is good for anyone, be they kings or not! BOL! Dalton thinks any pup in a home is royalty!

    Petcretary had an Uncle in the Netherlands who liked to find out about genealogy, too. He traced his mom's (Petcretary's Oma) back into the 1200's. One of Pawppy's uncles also did a lot of that kind of thing, and traced us back many generations too. Into Denmark and Germany.

  5. Sounds like an interesting project.

  6. Buenos tardes Chester el Spaniel de Spain como esta?
    Okey dokey that is it for me. Mom's roots go back to England, Ireland and Scotland...sadly she only has a Southern American accent... I hear you all have snow coming out of your ears up there.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. Well at least your dad is keeping out of trouble with his project. It must be interesting to see just how far back you can go. Maybe there will be someone famous in his history.

  8. Lady's dad tracks her family way back too. As mutts you can't track us!

  9. Do you know that pugs originated in China!
    Hazel & Mabel

  10. Pawsome!!! We LOVE your blog!! Thank you for stopping by Hawk's blog <3

  11. Dearest Chester you ARE the KING of my Heart always!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  12. What a FUN song!!! cool to be from Spain!
    Rosy, Arty & Jakey

  13. It must be really interesting to trace your family back that many generations. We have several generations that my aunt researched. Pierre loves to prance with his favorite toys when we come in the house too. LOL!

  14. Dear Chester,

    Wow, you have a distinguished history! (Moreso than those cave puppets.) Also, my person says that song is pawesome, and hasn't heard Moxie Fruvous in many, many years, and now she's going to go listen to the whole album. Me? I'm going to go nap outside in the sunshine while she's doing that, thank you very much.