Monday, March 27, 2017

Goodbye Snow

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

Our snow from the big blizzard last week is melting. We think it will be the last of the big snow storms around here. We can still get snow in April, and sometimes even May, but usually those don't amount to much. So it's time to say goodbye to the snow.

Goodbye blowing, drifting white-outs on country roads.

Goodbye parking lot mountain ranges.

Goodbye driveway monster snow piles, and car boogers, and dirty road salt haze.

Goodbye sniffing for mousies, and wading into snow up to my chest.

Goodbye snow squalls and icicles.

Hello garden Buddha, and puddles.

Hello giant flocks of shrieking grackles.

Hello dreary gray skies, and Canada geese who never really left the area this winter.

Hello back yard swamp. Hello muddy doggie feet!

Hello first crocus of the season.

Goodbye big shaggy winter coat.

Hello spring time buzz cut!

Whoa! I can see again! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Colder Than It Seems

Greetings loyal readers! This is The Daily Bone and I'm your enthusiastic doggie reporter 
Chester L. W. Spaniel. 

Looking at this picture, you would think it was warm and sunny out, and the snow is melting … NOT!

You would think I'd find lots of mud to slog around in and get my feet all dirty … NOT!

In fact, it's FREEZING out! There's an icy wind blowing, and the snow and the ground are all frozen solid. 

If you zoom in on this picture, you'll see that on top of the frozen puddle is some graupel (little snow pellets) that fell earlier this morning. 

I guess you just have to be patient around here. Actual Spring weather will be here eventually. 

In the meantime, I'll be watching out for it! 

From every window.

Hey! Get lost squirrel! 

Bark bark bark bark! 

Chased that varmint away! And look, Molly, I'm walking on top of the snow again!


We interrupt your regularly scheduled program for this fast breaking news story. I'm your diligent doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. There was an alien invasion in our house at 4:30PM! I got stuck inside ghostwriter's office while this occurred, so I didn't get any photographic evidence of the big truck that backed right up our driveway, or the two guys whom Dad let in the house. But I do have pictures of the alien device they left here. What could it be? I hope it's not one of those government spy things people have been talking about lately. I will be sure to give you a full report once I find out more about it. 

We just received another urgent news report about an attack in London. A man drove his car into several people on the bridge over the River Thames, and then got out and stabbed a police officer!

I heard that my dearest Princess Leah and her family are safe. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who weren't so lucky. This is a crazy world!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Soggy Snow

Hello. this is the Daily Bone and I'm your lively doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel 

We still have lots of snow in our yard. But the sun is shining warmly, and the snow is quickly melting. In fact, it's just like slush.

It's perfect for zoomies!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Walk On Water

This is a TDB special report. I'm your talented doggie reporter Chester L. W. Spaniel. As you know snow is basically frozen water vapor. And as you also know, we had a ton of snow dumped on us in the last several days. I had a bit of trouble getting through because it was either too deep, too soggy, or it had crusted over and I kept breaking through it. Well, look what I was able to do this morning:

Wow! I could walk on top of it! I had to be very careful, though.

It didn't last long. Within an hour, it had warmed up enough to make the snow all soggy again. 

Ghostwriter says today is the first day of Spring, and all the snow will be gone soon. 

I don't think I'll be losing any sleep waiting for it!