Saturday, September 22, 2018

Big Change

Hello everybody. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

Yesterday it was so hot out! I think it went up to 93º! The sky was full of gigantic puffy clouds! This one kind of looks like a very fluffy white doggie with big floppy ears sleeping on a pillow.

It was very windy too, and lots of dead branches fell off the trees.

But the sky was changing constantly. In the evening, some storm clouds moved in. 

Ghostwriter went out into the garage with the front door open so she could watch the storm. It rained hard for a few minutes. But afterwards, she saw the most amazing sunset! A band of storm clouds was moving very rapidly from south to north as the sun went down in the west.


This morning the temperature is 63º! I guess Autumn has arrived!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Tribute to Our BFFF

Hello fellow Blogville Citizens. This is a TDB Special Report and I'm your saddened doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

This morning we received news that one of our most popular and beloved Blogville kitty cats, former Mayor of Blogville, and everybody's Best Feline Friend Forever, beautiful Madi has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. 


My kitty cat cousins are sending their purrs:

Tiberius and Hannibal

Maddie (Medusa)

I will be howling woefully when the sun goes down*.

From my ghostwriter, and Dad, we send hugs and tears and our deepest sympathy.


Please visit Madi here: 

*clouds and sunset courtesy of Hurricane Florence.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Busy Times

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

There has been a lot going in our family lately. First of all our Oma was moved from her nursing home, that was a 70 mile drive from here, to the one where my ghostwriter works, which is only a 15 minute drive. So now she'll get to see ghostwriter every day she goes to work. Plus she'll get to come to our house for dinner on Sundays and holidays and birthdays, and the siblings will be able to visit her more easily. Here she is on her 92nd birthday!

Our Auntie Linda came to visit too!

Look look look lookie look! Ryan started kindergarten!


Dad has been cleaning up his workshop for the season. You'll notice Mr. Bones Daily is still the Garage Night Watchman.

But I still don't think he does a heck of a lot other than hang around! He certainly didn't find those mousies who were pilfering the birdie seeds!

My ghostwriter put out snap traps baited with peanut butter. The first night we didn't catch anything. But the next night, we caught two! We're always sorry to have to kill anything, but these snap traps do it lightning fast. I got to sniff the mousies, but then ghostwriter tossed them in the trash can. 

Mousie 1

Mousie 2

Bye bye mousies!

Moving on to more toothsome news, I know I have been remiss in my food reporting. My late colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel would be disappointed in me! This first picture is another one of ghostwriter's attempts at cooking Indian food. Here is chana masala with paneer, chicken tikka, and basmati rice atop some naan bread. She though it came out pretty good. I thought it was all delicious!

Here is something totally new: Cajun sausage and shrimp sauteed with vegetables, and fresh corn on the cob. Yummy!

With the changing weather here, the sky has been very interesting, at least according to ghostwriter.

High scalloped clouds.

Bright sun with giant puffy clouds.

National Guard chopper flying right overhead.

A crazy guy flying around in a motorized hang glider thing.

And spectacular sunsets!

As you know, my ghostwriter always has her head in the clouds!

Oh, and she spotted a flock of geese walking around the parking lot in front of the doctor's office. (No idea what they were doing there!)

Whew! That was a lot of reporting! Time for sleepies!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Never Forget

Hello everyone. We are here today, 17 years after the attack of September 11, 2001, with tears in our eyes, still. We will never forget.

My ghostwriter remembers the exact day it happened. She and Joanna got in the car and drove to the American Red Cross building to donate blood. There was a long line of cars with people trying to do the same thing, which was to help out in some kind of meaningful way, and a person going from car to car, giving out rain checks and telling everyone that there were very few survivors of the attacks, and that the Red Cross could no longer handle all the incoming donations that day. Ghostwriter thought she'd never see the day that the American Red Cross said they had more than enough blood!

Here's a good site with a summary of that day:

These are our tributes from the previous 5 years that The Daily Bone has been reporting: