Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day (and other stuff)

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

Today I'd like to pay tribute to our angels. My ghostwriter wishes she had taken more pictures of them years ago. But here's one of our favorites that has all three of our angel doggies:

On the left is our Patron Saint Charisma, whom I never had the honor of meeting. She was adopted when she was about a year old. (Her previous family didn't want her anymore because she got car sick.) She helped raise the four siblings and always knew when somebody needed extra doggie hugs and kisses. Ghostwriter says that she could call any one of the siblings, and Charisma would come running.

On the right is Miss Ginger. She was the queen of the house and a real spitfire. She would lead the way on walks and loved to chase bunnies. She had a beautiful singing voice and provided the music at every meal. Miss Ginger lost her sight at age 7 because of juvenile cataracts and then glaucoma, but that never slowed her down a bit. She always knew where she was going by following her nose.

In the center, long time readers will remember my esteemed colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel who crossed the Bridge in July of 2016. We still miss him like crazy! He was an avid food watcher, and my partner in the Double Doggie Homeland Security System. He particularly loved to eat pears from the tree in the back yard. He was my best bud!

We never forget our angels!

In other news, it was extremely hot and windy outside today!
Kind of like standing in front of a hair dryer. Whew!

Lots of big branches from the big silver maple tree got blown to the ground. We added them to the pile of lilac branches and sticks. 

Now I have so many sticks that I'm thinking about giving them away free!

My next report is about the Miscellaneous Mousie Mob.

Mousies! Grrrrrr!

Yes, this is the time of year when they begin invading our garage in search of food and shelter. We have a big plastic container that we keep birdie seeds in. Somebody chewed a hole in the top of it!

Here's a close-up of the hole. Can you see the tiny bite marks? 

I have suspected for the last week or so that the Miscellaneous Mouse Mob has been hiding somewhere in the garage. I've been sniffing around under Dad's stuff and knocking over fishing poles and tools and boxes in an effort to find them.

Last night ghostwriter set up two mousie snap traps. This morning, both traps were snapped, but no mousie was caught in them. She's going to set them up one more night and then switch to sticky traps. Maybe Dad should find something else to store the birdie seeds in too. 

Sooner or later, I'll get those mousies.

Meanwhile, my kitty cat cousin Hannibal actually caught a mousie at his house. His human took it from him and put it in a jar before letting it go outside.

I heard he's is quite smug about this.

But I'm pretty sure I can handle the Mousie Mob in my garage.

Oh, and my ghostwriter is finally over that awful cold she had, and is going back to work tomorrow. She even took me for a short walk this evening. Thank you for all the get well wishes! And now, I do believe it's bed time.

Good night!


  1. I miss Joey. He took me, as his friend, to our first Blogville event. He didn't ask me to a second one but he always stayed my friend. I miss him.

    Abby Lab

  2. Wowie, mice in your garage? I wish I could come and see! We have no mice here at all and I am a real good mouse catcher!!

    Miss Oswin from NI

  3. Our sweet angels are always and forever in our hearts♥ Thanks for letting us know about the mousies, Chester. We need to start setting traps in our garage too.

  4. Thank you fur sharing your lovely photos of previous paws, I of course remember sweet Joey very well....especially as he did such wonderful chaperone duties on our pawsome dates!
    You be careful with those mouses darling Chester, I hear they have sharp pointy teefs!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. Chester it was an honor to meet your Angels! They each paved a way to your peep’s heart...leaving a path of golden memories for you.
    WTG Hannibal!
    Hugs Madi your bfffffff

  6. What a lovely tribute to all your Angel Dogs. Would you like us to take some of those sticks off your paws Chester? If so we will send our dad your way to fetch them. We can't wait for tomorrow when this awful heat wave is gone.

  7. What wonderful Angels you have Chester...we miss seeing Joey dog too!
    Good luck with the mousies!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  8. We loved seeing your Angels - nice to have that lovely photo of the three of them. We only knew Joey Dog, but Charisma and Ginger were beautiful alongside handsome Joey.

    Those mice can be quite the nuisance - hope your Mom's efforts are successful. And hooray - the cold is better.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. You have some beautiful angels watching over you. We send your mommy hugs in memory of each angel she lost. Good luck with the Mouse!

  10. A beautiful picture of your three angels. Glad that Ghostwriter is feeling better and hope you get the mouse problem taken care of
    Hazel & Mabel

  11. I remember Joey Dog, and I know you must miss him furry much. Thanks fur telling us about Charisma and Miss Ginger, too!

  12. I didn't know the pups before you but they were certainly loved and gorgeous like you! I'm sure you could catch those mice if you were given the chance. They are sneaky little boogers.

  13. Thank you for sharing your angels! You follow some big paw prints, Chester. Dang those mousies, they get into everything! We can't leave grass seed or bone meal loose in the barn, they love that stuff!šŸ€

  14. We remember sweet Joey.

    All of our Bridge angels have a very special place in our hearts. ♥♥♥

  15. We never forget those who came before or our best pals. Thanks for sharing those with us. Glad Ghostwriter is better! Have fun with the mousies.

  16. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! We are glad your ghostwriter is feeling better! I can catch mice too, just like your Cat cousin - would your ghostwriter like a mouse? I will catch her one! Also, thank you for the offer of Sticks! Yes please! I love sticks! Also, we loved your tribute to your angels. I think there is a speck of dust in my eye... That must be why my eyes are watering...

  17. Oh, Chester, what a sweet tribute to your angel siblings and we love the picture of three adorable ones. It's hard to believe that Joey Dog has gone to the bridge two years ago.

    Momo & Pinot

  18. Hi Chester!
    Thanks for the welcome to Blogville and I'm so glad to meet you. Wonderful post and that photo of the sky looks like a dog angel. What a sweet way to remember our furiends.

  19. Oh Chester L. W. Spaniel you snag a hot dog off the grill last week that sounds a lot better than snagging a mouse, Yuk. But then I would not let that smug cat have bragging rights. The ones that have gone before are forever missed and never forgotten.
    Your Friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  20. What a sweet trio of Angels that watch over you and your furmily, Chester.

    We have had lots of wind too.
    I got me a gopher today...and Grrr...*she* stole it from me...grrrr....
    but the mousies elude us too...but in the basement there are boxes of bait...and sometimes petcretary finds the resulting mouse in demisement...