Friday, January 3, 2020

Looking Back at 2019

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

Sorry we haven't had very many posts this last month. But my ghostwriter has been recovering from her right knee replacement. It's been one month since she had the surgery, and the knee is doing very well. She can walk short distances without using crutches.

She says it was very boring being cooped up in the house all last month.

I can play my squeaky toy for you if you're bored!

Speaking of squeaky toys, ghostwriter has another problem to deal with, too. Ever since the surgery, her voice has been hoarse. It doesn't seem to be getting better, and she has problems swallowing things like water too. She thinks maybe during the surgery, her vocal chords got damaged. She has to go and see an ear-nose-throat specialist to figure out what exactly the problem is, and if it will get better. I think she sounds a bit like a squeaky toy. But that didn't cheer her up much.

So then I told her we should at least take a quick look back at 2019.

Lots of snow in January 2019.

February ice.

Starlings mobbed the birdie feeders.

March started out with more snow, and squirrels to chase.

Parking lot glaciers.

Flocks of vultures migrating through in late March.

By April lots of flowers were blooming.

In May, a baby fawn showed up by the nursing home. 

The grass was green, and the pear tree was blooming.

In June, I made friends with Lily.

And I met lots of baby robins.

July flowers

Summer thunderstorms brought lots of puddles to splash in!

In August we had a crazy gold finch attacking the car mirrors!

In September, big flocks of sparrows visited our yard.

Our gigantic silver maple tree was cut down. 

In October, Canada geese were blocking traffic at the shopping centers.

We saw a beautiful double rainbow!

Some of our peeps had a great time dressing up for Halloween!

Snow in November

More snow in December  

Christmas day. Wow! Look at all the presents!

Ryan and Lily had a great Christmas!

We hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

And now it's time for a long winter nap!


  1. Yo HO Ho Chester so good to see you and GW back on line. BOL BOL sharing is caring... I hope she took advantage of your offer to share your squeaky.
    Tell her friend's hubby had a similar incident with his throat. I hope and pray time will heal it but what a nuisance.
    Love all your 2019 photos
    Hugs Cecilia

  2. You had a great 2019, Chester! We hope the doctors figure it out and ghostwriter gets her voice back soon.
    Happy 2020!

  3. Thanks for the look back at your world last year. You sure had a lot of birds and snow. We loved the traffic stopping for the geese family. Have a great 2020.

  4. What a wonderful year in review. Thank you for sharing it with us and we do hope Ghostwriter feels better soon.

  5. That was fun looking back over the year. We're glad to hear Ghostwriter is recovering well after her new knee and we hope her voice comes back too.

  6. Thank you for the beautiful recap of your year. Maybe something happened to your mom during anesthesia. I hope she gets it straightened out soon. She is doing great on re-hab. She is a strong lady.

  7. Wow, that year passed by in a big hurry, BOL! Hope 2020 is kind and gentle and full of blessings too!

    Petcretary has had a lot of surgeries over the years, and she did get quite hoarse too, but it did go away after a while, but she did not have swallowing issues, other than some pain from the hoarseness. She tells all the anesthesiologists about that and then they use a smaller 'tube'.

    Glad all is going as hoped for with the knee. We have no snow here, just mud...and Benji thinks its fun to go and dig in it, then bring in the dirt when he careens in through the doggy door onto the kitchen floor...sigh...and his sidekick Dalton is a mimic par excellance! Phooey.

  8. Oh, I hopes Ghostwriter is feelin' better soon ~ that is too cute that she sounds like a squeaky toy...I thinks I would chase her around...probably wouldn't like that, huh??? BOL! Anyhu, I loved your year in review, and wowsa what a great year! I am so green with the envy over all the snow!
    sendin' lots of POTP to your MOms!!!!
    Ruby ♥
    pees: and margaritas....they fix anythings! hehehehe

  9. glad that GW's knee is doing well and we hope the doctors can figure out her voice and swallowing problems. WE really enjoyed your 2019 recap pictures
    Mabel & Hilda

  10. We sure hope the GW gets her voice back soon!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  11. Happy New Year Chester and family!

    Glad to hear that your ghostwriter's knee is doing well. Hope her vocal gets better very soon. It's so nice to look back and I remember most of the post. Whoa, 2019 went by so quickly! I hope 2020 will bring you lots of joy and happiness!! (Oh, well behaved tennis balls and yummy treats, too!)

    Pinot xoxo

  12. I love squeaky toys. How fun to have a Ghostwriter/Mom who sounds like a squeaky toy. Well, fun for you, not so much for her. I hope the doctor knows what to do to get her back to 100%. Otherwise, she'll have a new knee AND a new voice.

    Love and licks,

  13. I remember most of those photos, Chester. Best wishes to you and Ghostwriter fur 2020!

  14. You sure had a great 2019. We wish you all the best for 2020. Hope ghostwriter gets her voice back.

  15. What a fun year in review! I'm so glad I found your blog, I love my visits here and I look forward to our blogging-friendship continuing! I also hope that the ghostwriter is back to doing all that fun stuff very soon!!

    Take care!!