Friday, June 13, 2014

Super Powers

Hello. This is The Daily Bone and I’m your humble doggie host Chester L. W. Stephens.


Yesterday a big noisy truck went by. We found out it was a street cleaner. It had spinning brushes and a vacuum cleaner. It was rumbling and loud and made the house shake!



I barked and barked at it!

My colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens decided to just hide on the steps until it was gone. I figured it must be one of Ironing Board Man’s friends. If you don’t know who Ironing Board Man is, he’s my favorite super hero. Here’s a picture of him from when he and his friends repaved our entire street last summer. That was our major summer blockbuster event in 2013.


As you probably know, super heroes often have an alter-ego. Here’s what Ironing Board Man looks like when he’s not out flattening bad guys and paving roads.


He’s also been know to participate in a sport called Extreme Ironing, and here’s a link to it. If you’re totally confused now, so am I!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=njHE4S-HD3I

This brings me to this summer’s blockbuster movies. While neither Joey dog nor I have ever actually gone to a movie theater, we see them all the time on TV. As usual they are mostly about some kind of end of the world (again) event, promulgated by some massive, gigantic evil dinosaur type thing, cars and trucks that turn into robot monsters, or humans with evil super powers. There is even one about turtles. Really? I have never seen a turtle, but I hear they’re rather harmless, unless you meet a big old snapper in a pond, or run over one on the thruway and it cracks your muffler. (True story by the way.) But the humans think it’s fun to imagine a world with bigger problems than there already are, and that a super hero will somehow rescue them and fix everything.

And now Joey dog, founder of the Yum Yum Coalition, would like to present a picture of a delightful Indian style lunch. There is spiced spinach with cheese, basmati rice, and fresh tomatoes, with a cup of chai and golub jumun for dessert. He got to sample everything and declared it a delicious and well balanced combination, for being vegetarian. But he suggested a small handful of yum yum healthy weight crunchy meatball doggie food sprinkled on top would fix that. And that’s a memo.

8 comments:

  1. Good hiding place there Joey. My fallout shelter is behind the sofa and I go there when there are boom booms. Have to say lunch looks well yummy. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Behind the sofa is a good hiding spot. Sometimes we hide in the bathroom when there's big storm.

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  2. Barking at loud things is very important. That lunch looks yummy. Yes please, I will have some too!

    Licks,
    Cobi

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  3. Dem street cleaners are annoyin - bark em up good!

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    1. We bark at garbage trucks, school buses and the mail truck too! Oh, and don't forget the UPS truck. And Mr. Boomboom car. Mom has to go over and yell at him once in a while!

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  4. Crikey Chester .... where'd you learn all those big words. Mum had to look up promulgated. She was very impressed with your knowledge. She tries to learn a new word every day. Her very favourite is discombobulated!! She uses that a lot. Mainly because she spends most of her life being discombobulated. She had to look up golub jumun too. That food sure looks yummy!!

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    1. Chester loves to learn new words. Discombobulated is a great one indeed! Take a look at The Daily Bone from 1/5/14 called "Oh Lamentations," where he tires his paw at using some really fancy wordage. Golub Jumun can be bought at most good Indian grocery stores. They come in a can and are very sweet. We have a lot of ethnic grocery stores in this area. Chester and Joey gladly gobble up any leftovers!

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