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. 


  1. Our hearts are breaking for you. Thank you for sharing his like with us. He was one of a kind. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

  2. Sending big hugs. Chester will be missed by all of us in Blogville. <3

  3. I am so sorry, I have been following your blog for a number of years now and have always enjoyed reading about Chester and Joey. He will be missed by all of us in Blogville. Kia kaha Stay strong. In our thoughts.

  4. Oh dear, we are very, very sorry to hear this sad news, but relieved at least that Chester received the best sort of comfort care in the last phase of his life. It is the kindest thing we can do for our dogs, to give them a peaceful end. Rest in peace dear Chester. You'll be so missed.
    Sending love and hugs,
    Gail and Nobby.

  5. Dear Doggie Reporter, you have filled us up with news for so long ~ how will we manage without you? Your wonderful wanderings through the yard? The evil squirrel cartel, the birdie tales and sky view reports ~ so much more. We've always loved you, always will. Though Mom and Dad knew best, they knew what you were telling them, that Joey needed you and you were ready to be with him, and their love for you allowed them to send you on that journey. Rest well, dear Chester L.W. Spaniel. Maybe you can report the news from heaven? Give it a try, ok?

  6. We are so sad to read this. We have been following along with Chester forever and we are really going to miss him♥ Hugs to you and your family, ghostwriter♥

  7. I am so very sorry that it was that time and my heart aches for your loss. Love and hugs from all of us.

  8. Dear GW and Dad
    I am so very sorry about Chester...his cheerful and ace reporting will be truly missed.
    He shared so many fun stories with us. I take comfort in knowing he and Joey are together.
    I truly understand the 'comfort care'. We took that approach with Madi, quality time is what we all want with our loved ones.
    I leave you with my sincere and loving thoughts on CHESTER

    Cherished friend
    He made everyone smile
    Eyes the color of rich dark chocolate
    Skilled squirrel hunter
    Treasured friend
    Everlasting treasured companion to GW and Dad
    Reporter extraordinaire

    Take care of yourselves too
    Hugs cecilia

  9. I am so sorry for the loss of your handsome boy.

  10. When tomorrow starts without me
    And I'm not there to see;
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me.

    I wish so much you wouldn't cry
    The way you did today;
    While thinking of the many things
    We didn't get to say.

    I know how much you love me
    As much as I love you;
    And each time that you think of me,
    I know you'll miss me too.

    When tomorrow starts without me,
    Don't think we're far apart
    For every time you think of me,
    I'm right here in your heart.

    authored by:
    © Alena Hakala Meadows

  11. We're so sad to read this post and know that our nearest Blogville resident has crossed the Bridge. You sure gave Chester the best life he could have asked for. We will miss seeing his cute face as he looked up, down and all around to see what was going on in your yard. The birds in your yard will miss being chased by Chester and we will miss his reports about them with all their colorful names. Our paws are crossed for you, Ghostwriter and your husband as you mourn your dear, sweet Chester.

  12. My very sincere condolences. I know how hard it is to lose a beloved fur baby, especially at Christmas. May the joy he brought to you during his lifetime warm your heart forever more! Love, Dori and Kim

  13. I'm very sorry to have learned of this. I didn't know Chester, but I know the loss of a furry loved one, and I send my condolences to you. This old boy sounds like he was well-loved and had a wonderful life. Godspeed, Chester.

  14. We know you will miss Chester terribly, but he was letting you know he was ready to go on to his next adventure, young and strong and pain-free again.

  15. we r so sorry fur your loss. now Chester can watch over you from up above

  16. We were so sorry to see your news about Chester. You loved him enough to know it was time for him to join Joey and the others. We will always remember him and his wonderful bird reports
    hugs, The PugRanch Gals, Linda, Mabel & Hilda

  17. Another shock reading about Chester. He and his brother were two of Amber and Max's first friends when Amber started blogging so many years ago. Now most of our friends are with "DaWeenies" at the Bridge. I am so very sorry for your loss of sweet Chester. There are no words to describe the sadness.

  18. Chester was the most beautiful dog in the world. Loved him from afar. Hugs, big hugs and tears.

  19. So very, very sorry to hear such sad news. We loved Chester ( and Joey too). We know you did what was best for Chester, but it has to be so hard. Soft woos and gentle hugs from all of us.

    Woos, The OP Pack and Mom

  20. Oh, I am crying...So sad when our beloved fur-children get to be so aged that they just can't go on anymore...but you gave him the greatest loving gift of all, release to freedom from all those ailments and pain.

    Fly free, Angel Chester, and say hello to MJF! Now you can run and play together! Imagine that!

    Hugs and love to your earthly pawrents who feel so sad and empty right now...

    ((((( ♥ )))))

  21. For Chester

  22. I am beyond sorry that you had to lose Chester, especially at this time of year. I do believe we'll all be gloriously reunited some day. Amy, Mom of Lexi the schnauzer, who awaits me at the Bridge.

  23. So very sorry Chester has crossed his Bridge.
    Take comfort in knowing he lived his best life in your home.
    Hugs and comforting purrs,
    the Mum and Julie

  24. GW and Dad I send you loving warm wishes for this mind's eye might see Chester and crazy Diva Madi twerking to Rockin' around the Christmas tree.
    Hugs Cecilia

  25. So sorry for the loss of your sweetheart😿Fly free beautiful Soul✨
    Soft Pawkisses to comfort you all🐾😽✨

  26. Dearest Peep and Ghostwriter. We want you to know we thought Chester was special. We are sad that he has gone over the bridge, but he is with the befores, Joey, and his sisters Miss Ginger, and Old Charisma. He is without pain, happy and frolicking in the perpetual summer as they wait. We send you whisker kisses and head bonks and we know Chester, Joey, Miss Ginger and Charisma will send butterflies to let you know they love you. Gentle Purrs, Marvelous Marv and Barb

  27. Hello GW, it's me and mom again. Thank you for coming by our bloggy! We're still crying Chester's passing but we know he's in a good place with his siblings now. The time Chester, Joey Dog, Princess Leah and Momo played together is our fond memory.