Monday, December 2, 2019

Not Fair!

Greetings friends and fans. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your can't-win-for-losing doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

My ghostwriter is having her knee replacement surgery tomorrow. She planned to have it done in early December specifically so she would not have to drive to work and back in the rotten winter weather we have here in WNY. 

She worked hard for the past two years, only taking vacation for two weeks when Dad had his knee replacement surgery last year. She volunteered to work the entire Thanksgiving weekend because she knew she wouldn't be back to work for the Christmas and New Year holidays. All this so she could avoid driving in the nasty winter weather for once! Well guess what?

Sunday morning, we were awakened by the sound of freezing rain hitting the windows. This is a very ominous sound because it brings to mind lengthy power outages, fallen trees, and multiple traffic accidents. 

We nervously watched out the icy windows as the freezing rain turned to sleet, then ice pellets, and then snow. I didn't even want to stay out in this stuff for very long because it bounced off my nose and into my eyes.

All the entire morning, we never saw even one snow plow on our street! Ghostwriter was hoping it would stop before she had to drive to work at 3pm, but it didn't.

Is that a snow plow I hear? Nope. Can't they at least put some salt on the road? She finally headed out. She said she almost turned around because the road was so bad. But she persevered and made it to work. It finally stopped snowing for a while. But—surprise!—it started up again just in time for her shift to end! By the time she got home at midnight (after crawling along at 20mph!) our street had still not been plowed! 

This morning it looked like this: 

At least the road is finally cleared! 

Ghostwriter called the hospital this afternoon and found out her surgery will be at 3:30pm tomorrow. She says that's good because then I won't have to wait at home alone for too long. My Jason human will come stay with me after he gets out of work.

Hopefully she'll be able to come home Wednesday. 

But, hey! After that we can all sit around and binge-watch the rest of the winter!!!!

I suggest we all get a good night of sleep now.

Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving! 


  1. We are saying prayers for your mom. Nature does have a way of making a mockery of our plans.

  2. Oh boy, do we knows abouts the down trees and power outages! Butts, we don't have to drive on the scary icy snow covered roads ~ shout out to your MOms! yikes! I am super duper glads that she made it there and back home safe. Nows, tell your Moms that I am sendin' lots and lots of POTP and healin' vibes her way! And lots of AireZens too! I just knows she will do just fine, and you can keep us up to date on her recovery....don't forgets the ear plugs....peeps can be REALLY whiny when they are healing...BOL! {{{hugs}}}
    Ruby ♥

  3. That is some SuperScary weather! We send ghostwriter lots of AireZen and positive vibes for her surgery!

  4. Sending luffs and very best wishes to Ghostwriter, hope all goes well wiv her surgery and wishing her a speedy recovery. I don't know how Ghostwriter drives in those condition, she is VERY brave
    Loves and licky kisse
    Princess Leah xx

  5. Winter has hit us hard and early. We're glad to hear Ghostwriter made it to work and back but the road conditions sounds like a total failure on your town for not salting. Our paws are crossed that her surgery goes well and she is home sooner than later.

  6. I'm crossing my paws that everything goes well for her!

  7. Chester
    Please give GW my heartiest wishes for a speedy surgery and recovery. I know you and Dad will take turns playing nurse to your resident NURSE...and I bet she will be an excellent patient.
    Hugs Cecilia

  8. A friend just had knee replacement and recovered quickly. Modern medicine is awesome.

  9. We are hoping the GW's knee replacement goes smoothly, and she recovers quickly...and we hope you get to spend lots of time with her during her recovery!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  10. Dear Chester,

    I am sorry to hear about the yucky precipitation that got in your eyes. I am, however, jealous that you have SNOW on the ground! I hope you've had some fun in it!

    Also we are sending many licks and wags for your ghostwriter's surgery tomorrow. We hope it goes really well!


  11. We hope the surgeon was on his/her a game. Speedy recovery to ghostwriter.

  12. We hope the roads were safe for Mom to get to the hospital, and we especially hope she has a very good surgery and recovery.

    All paws crossed.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  13. WOW that is so scary to be
    driving on the ice roads at
    midnight. We will cross our paws
    for a speedy recovery from knee surgery.

    xo Astro and Mitzie

  14. Sending tons of POTP for Ghost Writer!
    Mabel & Hilda

  15. Oh, MY! We missed so many blogs of late we didn't know about GW's surgery. By now she has had it and should be home in a few hours, right Chester?? We hope and pray it all went well, and that you and your Dad will help her rest well and do all those fun exercises so she can get all better soon.
    Get Well GW! Sending hugs and a ton of POTP.

    Hope the weather is better so the drive home will be easy...

  16. Your ghostwriter is wicked smart to schedule her surgery in time to miss the bad weather. But sometimes... the best laid plans.... I hope she did fine and comes home right away. She will feel SOOOO much better real soon.

    Love and licks,

  17. We pray the knee replacement surgery went well and perhaps Ghostwriter is back home by now and being taken care of by you Mr Chester L W Spaniel. Remember don't ask to go out to potty unless you really need to and don't expect dinner on time and just stay by her side but not in her way and oh there is so many things to remember.
    Sweet William The Scot

  18. Pawraying fur your mommy that the surgery goes well and she will recover furry quickly!

  19. Chester,
    How is GW feeling....healing hugs

  20. Though of your Ghostwriter today and sending healing vibes.

  21. Chester and family, we're thinking of your ghostwriter. We hope all went well!! Paws crossed!


  22. Dear Chester,

    We are sending good wishes for your ghostwriter. And for you too - we hope you are getting naps on the couch and fun adventures in the Yard!