Friday, November 1, 2019

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night …

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

It was indeed a dark and stormy night last night here in WNY! It rained all day, and then a big wind came blasting through the area. My ghostwriter had to work, so it was only Dad and me home to answer the door to trick-or-treaters. But we only had one group come to our door, because of the awful weather!

A scene from Mordor, aka WNY!

My associate, Mr. Bones Daily was hanging around outside the front door waiting to spook the kiddies. I wonder if that wind rattled his bones?

Don't worry! I'm back inside now!

Halloween is the only time he ever actually works. All the rest of the year, he hangs around in Dad's workshop in the garage, supposedly keeping watch on Dad's stuff.

Well, that's a 24/7 job!

Yeah, right.

Oh, and I think I did a great job last night! 

Look at all the candy we have left! Dibs on the Butterfingers!

Hmmph, what a lazybones!

I wonder if he noticed the barbecue grill behind him? Perhaps Dad might be thinking about cooking up some ribs for dinner!

Anyhow, as I said, my ghostwriter had to work last night. In fact, she did a 12-hour shift: 3pm until 3am. She said the ghosties were out and about the little nursing home the whole time. The wind kept rattling the doors and making the alarms go off, and the power sometimes flickered. At times, it sounded like someone was walking on the roof, or shaking the windows, while leaves and sticks and Halloween decorations were flying through the howling gale outside.

She drove home very carefully at 3:15am. There was not another car or truck on the road the whole way home! Debris covered the road in spots, and the wind shook the car, while the rain threatened to turn into sleet. When she finally turned into our neighborhood, she noticed the every house was completely dark. The power was out! It didn't come back on until about 1pm today!

Meanwhile, my Florida associate Miss Charlee had a busy Halloween!

They carved pumpkins …

… had ghosts and tombstones and scary noises and smoke …

… and got dressed up, and went to a party …

… and then made smoked ribs. Yummy!

They know how to do Halloween right!

I've got a few Halloween funnies for you:

Needless to say, none of us got much sleep last night. So now I'm going to try to catch up.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzz …

(P. S. Do you see the ghosty on the back of my head?)

Sweet dreams everyone!


  1. SPOOKY!! Sounds like a real scary Halloween night!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  2. What a horrible and scary night for everyone. I am glad you had Mr.Bones to keep you company.

  3. It was windy here too last night...but not THAT bad, and no ghosts were trying to enter the premises at petcretary;s nursing home...thankfully:)
    There was snow on the ground here this morning...and folks in other parts of Michigan did loose power, but we were not affected that way.
    There were NO little trick or treats here either, likely on account of all the cold and rain.

    This morning here it was sunny, even if still cold...much better than all the darkness we had.

    Mr Bones might soon be unemployed! Butter fingers are a fave of petcretary too...good thing they are there and not here, BOL!

  4. We think Mr. Bones needs to eat more candy if he is going to do serious guard duty. What a scary night you had.

  5. This was a Howloween that will be remembered fur sure!

  6. Mr Bones did a great job (along with the weather) keeping the candy safe! What a perfectly creepy Halloween!

  7. BOLBOL Chester what a great post (minus the power outage). I love the cartoons
    I hope you all have a warm and restful day. Mr. Bones might have creaky bones but OMDs does he have some scary moves
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. The weather was so bad here they moved Halloween to the 1st. We live in the country and get no trick or treaters.

  9. The weather sure was wild. We are lucky that we didn't loose power. It's good to hear yours came back before the day was over.

  10. ... did you happen to find out where Miss Charlee got the "ribs" she cooked up? is that thing in your
    garage still intact ?

    1. Fortunately for Mr. Bones Daily, Miss Charlee's humans got those yummy ribs from the store.

  11. Forget the candy my mom wants your BBQ.
    Glad your Mom got home safe!!!

  12. We lost power in the early hours of Friday morning because of the winds, and it stayed off until the afternoon. We were a little worse for wear, but we had lots of (electric) candles until it got light outside - And I was ready for it. We don't have trick or treaters at our house, so there are no cuties like Miss Charlee so we get to enjoy the treats! :-)