Tuesday, February 19, 2019

We're Back!

Greetings everyone. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your humble doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. I have lots of news for you today!

In my last report, I said that my ghostwriter would be working a lot of long hours over the next several days. Along with working that extra time, she had to drive through some of the most horrendous weather we've had so far this winter. At times it was white-out conditions with high winds blowing the heavy snow squalls, on roads that were mostly ice covered with packed snow, and in some places not plowed at all because it was 3am! Needless to say, she was exhausted. Now she finally has a few days off. 

So today I'm going to celebrate Valentine's Day! Here's the beautiful Valentine's Card my dearest Princess Leah sent me that I finally got to look at last night:

It was after midnight when ghostwriter was finally home from another grueling work day. So I ran outside right away to howl at the big full moon.

Ghostwriter used the night vision setting on her camera to get this shot of me barking outside in the moonlight. I hope I didn't wake you up too late, my dearest Princess. But thank you, thank you for the wonderful card. I always know when something has arrived for me from you, and get all excited about it.

Here are some other news stories from the past week. Saturday was my favorite miniature human, Ryan's sixth birthday party with family. (He's not so miniature anymore.) Oh, that cake is home made with ice cream and crushed Oreo cookies. Yum!

Earlier this week, he had a party for all his school friends. Instead of presents, he asked his friends to bring bags of doggie food and treats, which he then donated to Lollypop Farm Animal Shelter.

Wow! What a great idea!

Ryan's little sister Lily wore a beautiful heart-covered dress on Valentine's Day.

Isn't she lovely? She's almost one year old now!

In other news, the local birdies sure appreciated the food we put out for them during the cold days. Here are some of them:

Heckle and Jeckle

Woody Woodpecker

Sparrows Inc.

Dad made some winter time comfort food for us. Yum!

Tuna casserole. Yummy! 

My Joanna human (sibling #2 of 4) sent me a great picture of my three kitty cat cousins. 
Tibie (aka Tiberius)
Maddie (aka Medusa, aka The Kitten Overlord)
Hanni (aka Hannibal)
They certainly had the right idea about what to do during the cold weather: stay inside and sleep!

 Tibie, Maddie, and Hanni live with a birdie named Echo. He's an African Gray Parrot. Now here's a surprise for you:

Echo loves to eat lobster shells! Ghostwriter says she remembers when she had pet parakeets. They would always have a cuttlebone in their cage to eat for the calcium and minerals in it. Ghostwriter also says she puts egg shells out on the compost pile for the birdies to eat for the same reason.

Go figure!

Today we saw something amazing:

Blue skies and the sun!

It was so bright, I had to squint!

Later we watched the sun go down.

And we watched the moon come up.

And finally, here's an old picture of me and my late colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Spaniel. He would have been 17 years old on February 15. We still miss him like crazy!


And now, ghostwriter and I will take a look at all of our Blogville friends' posts from the last several days. We hope you all had a good time on Valentine's Day. Thank you again to my dearest Princess Leah for the beautiful card. I will cherish it forever. 


  1. OMD, I am sooooo glads Ghostwriter is finally takin' some days off Chester! And I am super glads she made it through those treacherous driving conditions! Nothin' keeps a Nurse down, amirite!
    Oh, that cardie is most lovely! PL is sure a sweetheart! And lookie at that beautiful moon!! Just the right one to bark your thanks. That Ryan is one thoughtful fella! He sure has a good heart ♥ And Lily is just ADORABLES!!!
    I loves remembering Angel Joey Dog ♥
    Ruby ♥

  2. Hello Friends! I'm glad that the Ghostwriter has some time off, it is well deserved! SHE has done a great job filling us in all that has been happening in your corner of the world. You all are busy and I'm glad you've had fun making great new memories by celebrating a birthday too!

    Enjoy the rest of your week!! ♥

  3. Happy Birthday to Ryan and that was such a sweet thing that he did♥ Echo looks like he's really enjoying that lobster shell!

  4. OMDs Chester we sure did miss you and GW. BUT this post was WELL WORTH every nano second of waiting.
    What a glorious post. I might have heard a faint ECHO of your howl to your Princess.
    Ryan is a most kindhearted young boy standing O for him and Lily is just too cute.
    Thanks for the birdie photos and hugs to you and GW and Dad

  5. You have been busy. I agree with your feline friends: sleeping the day away is a really good idea. In fact... yawn...

    Miss Oswin from NL

  6. We're glad to hear Ghostwriter survived having to drive in those treacherous conditions. Ryan is so sweet to think of the animals at the shelter for his birthday. There sure has been a lot going on at your house. We hope you can enjoy some snuggle time with Ghostwriter on her time off.

  7. Wonderful "newsy" post, thank you Chester! As we write, kind of thinking maybe more snow is falling down on you ... BTW, love all the cute little munchkin-peeples who are adorable, and all the birdies and kitties, too! (we have some of each ourselves) ...
    Happy Day to you and yours, stay warm!

  8. Chester you have been busy.
    First your Mom is one brave lady
    driving in ice and snow. My mom
    leaves at 4:00 a.m. and sometimes dad takes her
    to work because she is to scared to drive herself.
    We think your little people are so adorable.
    Do you play in the house with them?
    Love that your dad feeds the birds too.

    ♥ Astro and Mitzie

  9. Wow! that was such a great report Chester! What a wonderful Valentine's Day you and your family had!

    We are glad the GW has off for a few days and hope you get in some good snuggles and naptime!
    Rosy, Jakey and Arty

  10. Great update report, Chester!!! Happy Birthday to Ryan, and little Lily is beautiful!!!

    We got more snow overnight and are having a lot of fun outside.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  11. Ryan rocks!

    Glad ghostwriter was safe in the bad weather. That would be scary.

  12. Ryan looks like a handsome gentleman. His generosity gives me hope for the future.

  13. So many up-dates. Gosh glad I did not have that snow but we had inches of rain. Lily looks like such a sweetie pie. And candles on an ice cream oreo cake how does that work?
    Your Friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  14. Wow! Where to begin...I would have never made it driving in white-out conditions. I simply don't leave my house if it snows since it is such a rare event down here. What a remarkable little guy your Ryan is to choose to help dogs on his birthday. His little sister is precious too! Thanks for taking care of your birdies!