Sunday, January 26, 2014

Winter Sports Practice

Hello sports fans! This is The Daily Bone and I’m your vigorous doggie host Chester L. W. Stephens, along with my energetic team mate Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens.

We are still waiting for the Winter Olympics. Although we know we’ll never travel to Russia for it, we still like to practice our sports. We love to run in the snow, as you probably know. Fortunately we have a big yard with a fence around it where we can run as much as we want, and plenty of trees and bushes to attract birds. As the smallest of the sporting dogs, we Cocker Spaniels have a natural talent for hunting. We are very good at something called quartering the field. This means we run back and forth across a field (our yard) in a certain pattern in order to find small animals and birds. Here are some pictures of us doing just that.
These are last summer's echinacia flowers that have seeds that the finches like to eat. Ahead is the lilac bush where the chickadees like to sit.
Pine and spruce.
Hawthorn tree.
For some reason Joey dog was going the opposite way.
Arbor vitae hedge where mobs of sparrows hang out.
Unfortunately today, there weren’t any birds in the bushes, or in the pile of branches over the compost pile, where they usually hide. We did see a squirrel which we chased up the silver maple tree here. And that's a memo.
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