Wednesday, October 29, 2014

TDB Florida Edition

Welcome to the Florida Edition of The Daily Bone! I'm your humble guest reporter doggie Charlee Puppy.

I have a lot of things to report about the adventures of my esteemed associate Chester L. W. Stephens's ghost writer (Mom) and Dad who is vacationing and visiting ME! I will refer to ghostwriter (Mom) and Dad as my humans for the rest of this report for the sake of simplicity.


First, I'd like to keep my promise to my venerable colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens and tell you about the food. Here we have a delicious dish from Pollo Tropical with Mojo Roast Pork, rice, and black beans. Yum.

Earlier today my humans went to Flamingo Gardens. As you might remember the IBIS terrorist group is quite active in Florida. They attack and consume all kinds of smaller creatures like fish, insects, crayfish, frogs, and lizards without mercy. Well, here is their training camp! Look at all of them!

                    

There were also a great variety of other birds, and we can only say how sorry we feel for all the little creatures they eat. My humans attempted to save these creatures by offering all these birds little bits of dry food that was purchased from gum ball machines, which they seemed to love a lot more than lizards.

Spoonbills
Ibis and peacock
Ibis and flamingos
Sorry about the photos not showing up properly when I first posted this report. I will be posting more reports on our humans' adventures in Florida. Please stayed tuned.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Better Than a Birthday Party!

This is a TDB update, and I'm your happy doggie reporter Chester L. W. Stephens.


As you know, yesterday was my sixth birthday. We didn't do much to celebrate because my ghostwriter had to go to work again. But today we made up for it. 

But first, let's check in with my culinary expert colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens. 

How about a bit of pumpkin roll with whipped cream?
Yum!

Next, we put peanuts out on the back yard lawn to attract the Evil Squirrel Cartel. Why would we want to attract these criminals, you ask? The answer is to chase them! There is nothing I love better than chasing a tree rat, especially on such a fine, sunny day! Oh, there's one now! (The beautiful little birdie made a surprise appearance.) 



Let us out!

Zoom!
Zoom!

There's another one! Notice how fat this squirrel is. I'm sure he's been feasting on bird seeds and acorns all summer! 



Zoom!

The blue jays love peanuts too.



Look at these cheeky jays! 



Whoa! Here's that squirrel again! 
Zoom!
Grrrrrrrr!

I'm going to sleep good tonight! 

Urgent Announcement

Good morning. This is The Daily Bone and I'm your humble doggie correspondent Chester L. W. Stephens along with my dignified colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens.


This morning we want to inform our fellow bloggers that TDB will not be posting from our current location for a few days. Mom and Dad are traveling to Florida to visit our Jessy and Dan. It's possible that we may get posts from our affiliates in Boca Raton, Miss Charlee Puppy and Emeritus Professor Lane Cat. These should be extremely interesting because they are the chief investigators of paranormal squeaky toy phenomenon, UFOs, the ruthless IBIS terrorists, and weirdo alien invaders. (Cue the X-Files theme.) Jessy is also a big fan of Halloween and is sure to have some eerie and frightening tricks planned for the Trick-or-Treaters brave enough to knock on their door.

Don't worry about Joey dog and me. Our Jason will still be here to take care of us, and even took a couple days off work so that he can spend more time with us and take us on walkies. Hooray!

Please stay tuned. We still have all of today for adventures, and perhaps even  a high speed chase! As we speak, a corpulent thug from the Evil Squirrel Cartel has been spotted poking around under the hawthorn tree! Gotta run now!




Sunday, October 26, 2014

Chester's Birthday Part 2

This is The Daily Bone with the on-going saga of Chester's birthday. I am, of course, your culinary expert doggie host Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens, Doggie Chief Inspector, comestibles division, and founder of the Yum Yum Coalition. 


We kept it mum about the birthday all morning. At noon, Mom prepared a special treat: rice with a dollop of home made chili with beans, topped with cheese, and a tortilla chip. 


Never being one to mind his manners, Chester jumped up for a sniff. 


Much to Chester's surprise, we got to eat all of this delectable treat! I can assure you, it was quite delicious! Because of the shape of the bowls, we couldn't scarf the food down fast, but had to take our time and enjoy. 

After a yummy meal, Mom filled up the bird feeder and threw some peanuts on the grass. As you know, Chester loves bird watching. A flock of blue jays showed up, along with some sparrows from the Shrubbery Gang. 


Unfortunately, Mom has to go to work soon, so that's the end of the festivities for now. Well, we aren't ones for big celebrations in this house. We keep things simple. Oh, and in case you're wondering, Chester is now six year old. 



Chester's Birthday

This is the Daily Bone, and I'm your tranquil doggie host Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens.


Be very, very quiet. Today is Chester's birthday. As you probably know, Chester is already quite full of himself, and sometimes downright pompous. So we don't need to make him feel even more important. In fact, if we're really quiet, he just might sleep through it! Don't worry, we'll be sure to do something special later on. But for now, let's keep our Sunday morning peaceful and restful.

What?
Did you say something?
No. Go back to sleep Chester.
But you're awake.
I'm just taking care of some itchies. 
That's right, Chester. Do your morning grooming and itchies. 
Oh. OK.
Right. Now go back to sleep.
To be continued …


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday Report

Greetings fellow doggie bloggers, friends, fans, and kitties too! This is The Daily Bone and I’m your investigative doggie reporter Chester L. W. Stephens. Today I’m doing a series of short pieces.


Squeaky Toy Ploy

Thursday night I thought of a scheme to keep my ghostwriter from going to work. I found as many of my squeaky balls as I could, and placed them strategically on the floor by the front door, where she keeps her work shoes. I thought that when she sees all of them, she’d be so delighted that she’d stay home and play with them instead of going to work. However, she left for work so early Friday morning that we doggies didn’t even wake up. The squeaky balls were left untouched. Drat!


Mousie Mob Takes a Hit

As you know, Autumn is here, and it’s getting cold out. My esteemed colleague Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens and I have been suspecting the Miscellaneous Mousie Mob has been carrying covert invasions in our garage. Our humans found evidence—chewed up peanut shells and mousie poops on the storage shelf behind the dry goods. So they set up a few traps. Sure enough, a mousie was caught right away!


Saturday Sleepies

Saturday morning is a special time. If you’re a kid, you get up early and watch cartoons. If you’re Dad, you get up early and watch the news. If you’re doggies, you disregard your silly humans and sleep in!


TV for Cats

Our kitty cat correspondent Maddie Cat reports that there are lots of great videos available exclusively for cats. They usually feature birds or fish. It helps to pass the time when humans are at work or otherwise unavailable. Here is an example:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxkdtQZfrDs


Mud Slinging

2014 elections are in full swing. You surely have noticed all the mud slinging that is going on as each candidate tries to trash the other. This year I decided not to run for office. It’s a good thing because my ghostwriter has figured out a plan to stop me from accessing the mud in my back yard. She has raked up tons of leaves and piled them in the corner of the yard by the compost heap, an area usually prone to mud. We'll see how that works.

Hopefully by the time 2016 rolls around, people will be sick and tired of mud, and our leaders will be chosen by their merits rather than being the ones who have thrown the most mud at their opponents!

Chester for President in 2016! No mud slinging! 
Canada Goose Migration

Squadrons of flying geese have been spotted in the skies of Western NY. This often occurs early in the morning or at dusk. However, it is known that geese often hang around in this area until January if there is no heavy snow, and ponds are not completely frozen over.


Fall Colors

The trees in our yard have been putting on an amazing display of colors this year! Now they’re about half way done with dropping their leaves.



We've also been enjoying some spectacular sunsets!



Uh oh … That concludes today’s edition of The Daily Bone. Gotta run!



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Doggies to the Rescue!

This is a TDB News Flash. We're your trusty doggie reporters Chester L. W. Stephens and Joseph (Joey dog) Stephens. 


There was yet another incident of an invader jumping over the fence around the White House. Fortunately, Secret Service doggies Hurricane and Jordan were on duty. They caught this intruder, and held him at bay despite being punched repeatedly. What good doggies! Give them a big steak dinner right now for their bravery! Oh, and check out their fashionable doggie attire too! Canines are touted as being one of the Secret Service's most effective weapons.


TDB would like to know what White House doggies Bo and Sunny were doing, but they were not available for interview at this time. Hopefully they were guarding the inside of the White House, or else getting ready to serve Hurricane and Jordan their steak dinners.




This news flash was sponsored by The Double Doggie Homeland Security System. We' re on duty 24/7 and barking is always free! We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.