Hello. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.
My ghostwriter came down with a horrible, terrible, nasty, rotten cold yesterday. She had to do something she would never ever want to actually do: call in sick on the weekend. She feels bad that because she's sick, somebody else was probably called in to cover for her and got their weekend ruined. She spent most of yesterday moping around, coughing, and sniffling. This morning she was a little better, but still super tired with ribs aching from coughing. She says, though, if she had gone into work and passed this virus on to her little old people at the nursing home, it would probably kill them, or at least land them in the hospital. I think she did the right thing. I hope she doesn't get in trouble for it.
So I went out in the back yard with Dad and helped him cut down some branches from the lilac bush.
Look look look lookie look! (Do you see me behind the sticks?) Wow! Here are some prime sticks for any doggie to chew, play with, or fetch (if you cut them shorter.) They all have rough, peeling bark, and lots of interesting insect holes in them, along with scraggly half dead branches growing out of the ends. Despite of the insect damage, the wood is very strong and heavy, and should provide years of enjoyment. When you're done playing with them, you can toss them into the fireplace. I usually charge the low, low price of two yum yum doggie treats each. But in honor of National Doggie Day, for one day only, they're buy one, get one free! But you have to hurry. Dad will be putting them through the screaming dragon, noisy, screeching, scary machine stick shredding monster thing soon and turning them all into mulch.
That's it for today. We hope you all have a great time on National Doggie Day! My ghostwriter will be going to bed early tonight and hopefully will feel a lot better tomorrow.