Thursday, December 20, 2018

Empty Head Days

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

My ghostwriter has been working way too much lately! She's been covering for a coworker who had to take three weeks off if she didn't want to lose her vacation time at the end of the year. Ghostwriter doesn't begrudge this coworker her time off. She worked hard enough to deserve it. Ghostwriter says now her schedule can go back to normal, whatever that is. Anyway, that's why I haven't been able to do any reporting for so long. But now that she finally has four days in a row off, she hasn't a clue what to do! She says her head is empty! 

Well, let's start by taking pictures of me! 

As you can see, it's sunny and there is no snow on the ground. A few days ago, though, it was pouring rain and we had a visitor to the window birdie feeder. Hello Mr. Redbelly Woodpecker. You are soaking wet! 

Please enjoy the suet on the side of the feeder. I hope you can get dried off soon.

Last week, we had a visit from our Auntie Linda and Uncle Dave. They took Oma out for lunch or dinner every day while they were here. Ghostwriter couldn't go with them because she was working!

Their doggie, our NC corespondent Angus B. Terrier, sent me some yummy treats and a squeaky toy! 

Thanks Angus! I ate all the yum yum treats, and removed all the stuffing and the squeaker from the squeaky toy, and now it's perfect!

The Evil Squirrel Cartel has been around in force.  Check it out! There's Fatty White Ears, and alias Twinkletoes!

Hey dog face! You still owe me a peanut butter sandwich!

Hey squirrel face! Forget about it!

That new guy, whose name is Black Friday, comes to my yard once in a while and chases all the other squirrels around. It's tough to get a good picture of him because he rarely sits still.

Of course I sent them all packing!

Our favorite miniature humans Ryan and Lily have been having lots of fun at their house. 

They usually come visit me every other Sunday. But ghostwriter worked the last five weekends in a row! Hopefully I'll see them this Sunday.

Speaking about sun, lately we get a bit of sunshine in the mornings.

But then it clouds up. In the late afternoon, big flocks of Canada geese fly by. 

They make a lot of noise, and seem to go every direction but south!

Silly geese!

And that's about all that's been going on around here! Hopefully ghostwriter will get some thoughts in her head tomorrow. Wow! We don't even have a single Christmas decoration up! I strongly suggest that she go to bed early and get some sleep, like me! 

Good night!


  1. Yup, petcretary knows all about this thing you call empty head...its a real syndrome, BOL!
    And my petcretary only evfur works three days a week, though sometimes she might add one on a rare occasion.

    Your GW is special, Chester for her to fill in like that and work so hard. I know foor a fact that her residents appreciate it too.

    And now I have to woof my petcretary to bed or she might as well have been working the night shift!! BOL!

    PS: Why does *she* always try to get me interested in chasing away those varmints...I only go after them if I see them when I am outside, but I won't go and look for them through our window like MJF did...
    We have silly geese here too...and tons of woodpeckers. Those dudes go through oodles of peanuts!

    Loved seeing all your pics, and give my woofs and waggles to your furmily, esp your Oma! She looks so happy!
    Pipo adds some purrs, too.

  2. Goodness me, Ghostwriter works even more than I do! And I think I work a lot. I hope she will be able to enjoy her few days off and you know what: empty head might be the best way to go about it.
    I thought I was off next week and now they have me working! Not happy with that and will try my hardest to get that changed to off again. I really need some time to empty my head!

    Mara from NI

  3. Thankfully, ghostwriter now has a few days off to recoup. You need to help her put up the Christmas tree, Chester! You are just the cutest pup ever!

  4. Chester you and GW do a bang up wonderful job on telling us all that has been going on in spite of
    GW's work schedule!! Well Oma looks very beautiful. I recall that you have kin in NC but I'm not sure I know where. Angus is most handsome Terrier and the grands just beautiful and such smiles
    Hugs Cecilia

  5. That squirrel has quite the unusual tail - like a big pinwheel.

    Little Lily is getting so big, and look at that young man Ryan - handsome boy.

    We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  6. We're glad to hear that Ghostwriter will finally have some time off and hope you all have a great Christmas.

  7. Hope that Ghostwriter can get rested and you all have a wonderful Christmas
    Hazel & Mabel

  8. What a wonderful report. I don't think you left anything out. We hope you and Ghostwriter get a lot of one on dog time.

  9. Chester, I am SOOOOO glads you gots your Moms home for the weekend!!! YAY!!! Maybe she can whip you up some tasty foodables!
    Your yardie sure does stay busy! If you needs some backup, you knows where I am!
    Ruby ♥

  10. Wishing you and Ghostwriter a wonderfur Christmas, Chester, with or without decorations!

  11. Nice to see you Chester and get all caught up. Looks like things are really busy at your place. Have a very Merry Christmas and see you around Blogville in the New Year!

    Wyatt and Tegan

  12. We've missed you but figured ghostwriter was working extra hard. I hope she can relax on her four days but with Christmas it might be tough. I'm sending Christmas hugs across the miles.