Saturday, December 31, 2022

Years End

Greetings friends and fans. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your guest reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel's ghostwriter. I want to say a heartfelt thanks to all of you who have left comforting comments on our last post about our ace reporter Chester crossing the Rainbow Bridge a couple weeks ago. I'm hoping I can write now without crying. (I'm having a really hard time with this loss.) 

It's strange not having a dog in the house. I keep looking at all the spots where Chester used to spend his time, and now he's not there. 

The Evil Squirrel Cartel is taking advantage of Chester's absence.

Hey, where's dogface? He still owes me 50,000 peanut butter sandwiches! 

Just for that, I'm putting red hot pepper on all the seeds and suet cakes in that feeder. Haha!

Moving on, in keeping Chester's tradition, I went out into the yard and I tried looking up, and looking down to find some amazing things. 

Unlike our neighbors in Buffalo NY to the west of us, we only got a thin coating of snow. The snow plow was hardly needed on our street.

Since then, we've seen some spectacular, and ever changing skies.

Today we had some warmer weather, and what was left of our snow melted.

Some of you might be wondering what will happen to The Daily Bone in the future. I hope to keep it going. After all, there are always amazing things to find right in my own yard just by looking up, and looking down. I also hope to get back to writing some more stories and finding out how I might get some novels published. 

I am still working at the nursing home, but only one day a week. I think I can handle that. It'll be nice to see my team and patients once a week. Besides, I don't think old "battle axe" nurses like me ever completely retire. 

By spring I'm thinking of maybe taking "applications" for the job of reporter here at The Daily Bone. I hope angel Chester helps me find just the right pup for the job! 

I wish everyone a Happy New Year! 

Thanks again for all the lovely tributes, and comforting words from our dear blog friends.




You had a good life. Sleep well, Little Guy

Friday, December 16, 2022

Getting Comfortable

 Hello friends. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your diligent doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel.

Last week, Dad and ghostwriter told me that they are putting me on something called "comfort care." That means they're going to stop making me take yucky medicine. 

Phew! That's a relief!

They also said I could eat, or not eat, whatever I want. So lately ghostwriter has been giving me browned ground beef, or boiled chicken. Sometimes I just want to eat whatever my humans are eating. Some days I don't want to eat anything. 

Hey, is that chicken pot pie?

Also, I can go out whenever I want, even if I just went out ten minutes ago. And I can lead the way on some short walks, maybe halfway down the street and back, just so I can check out the pee-mail. 

Well, I'm an old guy now! It's about time I can take things easy! 

Note from ghostwriter:
For the past couple weeks, Chester was showing signs that he was nearing the end of his life. He had lost a lot of weight, was limping due to arthritis, and was becoming confused and disoriented. Trying to get him to take his medicine was at least, a struggle, and at worst almost traumatic. We decided to just let him relax, do whatever he wanted to do, and let nature take its course. The above post was written a week ago, but I never published it, since both Dad and I were busy taking care of Chester's every need. 

Today Chester was doing very poorly. I won't go into details. But we took him to the vet to help him to cross over the Rainbow Bridge so he could be with his brother Joey dog, and his sisters Miss Ginger, and Old Charisma. He went very peacefully. 

Thank you everyone at South Towne Veterinary Hospital for all of the tender loving care you gave to all of our doggies over the years.